Grace Sheesley

SHEESLEY – Grace (Kerekes), 83, of Vintondale, passed away November 30, 2021 at home. Born July 13, 1938 in Windber, daughter of the late Irene (Ples) Kerekes. Preceded in death by grandmother, Mary Tarcczali; brothers, Ernest, Eugene, John and Donald; and sister, Irene “Toots” Fulton. Survived by husband, Chester; son, Robert (Lani) Sheesley; and daughter, Tara (Mick) Bernat. Grandchildren, McKenzie Sheesley, Mira Bernat and Mathias Bernat. Also survived by brothers, Emery and William; many in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. Grace was a 1957 graduate of Vintondale High School and longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nanty Glo.  Grace devoted her life to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her family and her friends. She will be forever remembered for her witty sense of humor, strong convictions, authentic homemade Hungarian meals, and her generous hospitality to all visitors to her home. She was a faithful and devoted wife to her husband and a caring and loving mother to her children. The joys of Grace’s life were dancing and travel in her youth, music, Christmas decorating, crossword puzzles, reading, practicing her Catholic faith and her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Nanty Glo, where vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, the Rev. Leonard Voytek, celebrant. Commital to follow at Richland Mausoleum. Friends wishing to honor Grace are invited to make a donation in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association at: www.alz.org.  Condolences may be made to the family at: www.askew-houser.com.