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Violet DeLancey

Violet Mae "Smith" DeLancey

May 3, 1920 - August 31, 2019
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Violet Mae DeLancey, 99, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Violet was born May 3, 1920, in Scrubgrass, Pa., and was a daughter of the late James and Cora Smith. She moved to New Kensington at a young age and lived there the rest of her life, in homes built by her father and brother, Wilbur. She married Moran C. DeLancey on July 30, 1941. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage before his death. Violet was an excellent baker. Many still talk about her homemade bread, buns and cookies. She was also an accomplished seamstress. Her specialty was quilts, with every stitch done by hand. She loved to give them as wedding gifts and to her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many others. She was a faithful member of the United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington and served as a Sunday school teacher, bible school teacher and as a deacon. Violet was the proud mother of three children, Wilbur (the late Bonnie), of New Kensington, Janice (Thomas) Lenhart, of Longmont, Colo., and David (Pricilla), of New Kensington. She was also a devoted grandmother to Jayme (Michael) Polena, Jim DeLancey, Jenny Alexander, Matthew (Jenna) Lenhart, Timothy (Jonie) Lenhart, Daniel (Jennifer) Lenhart, Brian (Mandy) Delancey, and Sarah (Bob) Howell. And, she loved being a great-grandmother to Shelbee, Kaylee, Jordan, Jayden, Carson, Cody, CJ, Ethan, Aidan, Addison, Andrew, Bobby, Johnathan, William and Jacob. In addition to her parents and husband, Violet was predeceased by an infant son, Thomas Edward; her brothers, Roy and Wilbur; and her sister, Florence. Violet will be deeply missed and will forever remain in our hearts. Services include a viewing from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, and again from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at RJ Slater IV Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1000 Freeport Road, New Kensington, 724-335-0100. A funeral service will be at noon Friday, Sept. 6, at United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington, 601 Fifth Ave., New Kensington, 724-339-6618, followed by a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. Online condolences can be made at www.rjslater.com.
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  • Visitation

    September 5, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    September 5, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    RJ Slater IV Funeral Home & Cremation Service
  • Second Visitation

    September 5, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    September 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    RJ Slater IV Funeral Home & Cremation Service
  • Third Visitation

    September 6, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    September 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    RJ Slater IV Funeral Home & Cremation Service
  • Service

    September 6, 2019 | 12:00pm
    September 6, 2019 12:00pm
    United Presbyterian Church of New Kensington


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Posted at 12:00am
A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on September 5, 2019 Alan and Susan Godfrey

Lee and Toni Blayden

Posted at 12:00am
Our condolences on Violet's passing.  We have been delivering Meals on Wheels to her for several years and always found her to be such a thankful and pleasant person.  We find it hard to believe she was 99.  All of us senior citizens would only hope to be living alone in our home at 99. We will surely miss her standing at the door and waving goodbye.

Bob Thomas

Posted at 12:00am
Wilbur:  Deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. I will remember Violet as a gracious woman. It was wonderful to see her walking into church.  She was my Dayton connection. She will be missed, but  remembered always.

Sandi Flowers

Posted at 12:00am
Offering condolences on Violet's death.  I am a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and always enjoyed delivering to her.  I pray that your memories of her help to sustain her in these hard times.  ( Sandi Flowers)

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