Leatrice K. Jorgensen, 93, formerly of Ellwood City passed away at her residence in Zelienople on Wednesday February 6, 2019.
Born in Ellwood City on December 21, 1925, Leatrice was the daughter of the late Victor and Neva Kettler Koach. Leatrice is survived by her husband, Kenneth W. Jorgensen whom she married on January 22, 1949. She had worked for 40 years at the Telephone Company in Alexandria Virginia as a service representative. She looked forward to her retirement and returning to her family home in Ellwood City. Leatrice was member of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. A wonderful mother and grandmother, Leatrice loved singing, quilting and Christmas. She was a member of the Alexandria Sweet Adelines.
Besides her husband, Leatrice is survived by three daughters, Vicki Jorgensen of Alexandria, Virginia, Melanie (C.M. Callahan) Jorgensen of Jonesville, Virginia and Heidi Jorgensen-Murphy of Sun City Center, Florida. Two grandchildren, Sean Jorgensen Callahan and Caitlin Jorgensen Callahan and one great granddaughter, Eliza Leigh Callahan.
Leatrice was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Wanda Burns, a nephew, Richard Burns and a son-in-law, Brian Murphy.
Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Saturday February 9, 2019 from 6PM until 8PM.
Interment will be at the Lillyville Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Leatrice’s name to the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, 291 Wurtemburg Road, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.
My thoughts are with the Jorgensen family at this sad time. Mrs Jorgensen was a delightful person; gregarious and warm, with an easy, light laughter that quickly put people around her at ease. Her genuine, homespun kindness endeared her to many, and she will be dearly missed.
Chris and Becky Stapleton
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jorgensen family. Mrs. Jorgensen was a wonderful,spirited lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
Peg and Charlie Van Vlack
We send our deepest condolences to Ken and his whole family on the loss of this delightful, indomitable woman. We were blessed to be part of her extended family and will remember her always. With so much love and prayers for those she left behind...
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