Esther Whitehead, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Harrison City, PA. She was born March 11, 1930 in North Irwin, a daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Magnesson) Anderson. Prior to her retirement, Esther was an patient escort for Westmoreland Hospital and was a member of Norwin Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, crafting and loved celebrating holiday's. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin S. Whitehead; grandson, Matthew; and all of her siblings. She is survived by her son, Rodney Scott Whitehead and his wife, Toni; three daughters, Lynette Gulassa and her husband, William, Beverly Ference and her husband. Randal, and Shirlee Clair; grandchildren, Bryan (Amy), Michael (Whitney), Julie, Alyson, Billy (Roxanne), Kelly (Andrew), Jeffrey (Stephanie), Randy, Chad (Lauren) and Courtney (Zak); great-grandchildren, Kaleigh, Delanie, Lawson, Lincoln, Gavin, Sophie, Emma, Colton, Connor, and Wyatt, one great-great grand son, Theo. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norwin Church of the Nazarene. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published October 06, 2021.