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Grace Irene Sennett

April 21, 1913 November 4, 2017
Grace Irene Sennett
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Obituary for Grace Irene Sennett

Mrs. Grace Irene Weikert Davis Sennett of SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, passed away on the 4th of November, 2017 at the age of 104 and ½. She was born on April 21, 1913 on her family farm outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to the late Mervin I. and Blanche Everheart Weikert. As a young girl, Mrs. Sennett had many chores on the farm, including milking cows, feeding pigs and chickens, collecting eggs and caring for her prize calf.
Mrs. Sennett graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1931 and left the family farm to attend Frankford Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA where she graduated in 1934. She began her nursing career at Roxborough Memorial Hospital where she worked for 8 years. She continued this profession as a nurse for Dr. Pompizzi in Roxborough, PA where she worked for 29 years. Mrs. Sennett left Philadelphia in 1971 intending to retire to Gettysburg, PA. However, her strong dedication to the nursing field led her to Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Home where she worked as charge nurse from 1971 to 1974.

Mrs. Sennett was predeceased by her first husband, James Edward Davis, who died in 1981. Mrs. Sennett’s 2nd husband, Clarence Charles Sennett, died in 1987. Mrs. Sennett is survived by her daughter, Suzanne G. Davis (James) Pownall, Sr. of Newark, DE and step daughter-in-law, Fran Sennett.
Mrs. Sennett, affectionately known as “Big OooMom” is also survived by her granddaughter Kristie Pownall (Norris) Whitehead and her grandson James (Kate) Pownall, Jr. and their two children Aaron and Amanda. She also leaves behind 4 step-grandchildren Jane Wilson, Linda Alburger, Donna Duriski and Robert Sennett, Jr. and their spouses, 8 step great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her stepson and his 1st wife, Robert and Harriet Sennett, two sisters, Elizabeth Scott and Mary Beard Trostel, and two brothers, J. Edward Weikert and Francis Weikert.

Mrs. Sennett was known for her commitment to volunteerism. She enjoyed helping out at her home church, Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian and the thrift store in downtown Gettysburg. She also volunteered her time as receptionist for the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Home. The family would like to offer sincere thanks to the employees, nurses and residents of the SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg for years of friendship, care and support. In addition, the family would like to commend the volunteers and Pastor Sherry Miller of the New Abider’s Program at the SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg who provided ongoing support and comfort to Mrs. Sennett during her final days. Finally, the family would like to recognize Reverend Dale Williams of Gettysburg, PA who was Mrs. Sennett’s spiritual leader and dear friend for many years. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, PA. The family will receive friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the George Washington Memorial Park, Plymouth Meeting, PA on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Online tributes and condolences can be made at monahanfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the following: Lower Marsh Creek Church, 1865 Knoxlyn Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Gettysburg, 1075 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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Visitation

Thursday

9

Nov

9:30 AM 11/9/2017 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11/9/2017 10:30:00 AM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

9

Nov

10:30 AM 11/9/2017 10:30:00 AM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

George Washington Memorial Park Final Resting Place

80 Stenton Avenue
Plymonth Meeting , PA 19462

80 Stenton Avenue Plymonth Meeting 19462 PA
United States
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