Friday, March 8, 2013

Rena Louise Clepper Bartholomew Wilson

Homemaker was active in Unity Presbyterian

Rena Louise Clepper Bartholomew Wilson of Springhouse Lane, New Wilmington, formerly of Greenfield, Lackawannock Township, passed away Monday morning (3-4-13) in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was 95.

Mrs. Wilson was born July 6, 1917, in Sharon, a daughter of  Glenn R. Clepper and Myrtle Brown Clepper.

She began her elementary school years at Thornton Avenue Elementary School and Charleston Grade School, subsequently graduating in 1936 from Hickory High School in what is now Hermitage.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and working with flowers. She worked at Bartholomew Orchards and Pony Farm and, prior to her marriage, worked for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.

Mrs. Wilson was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church, Lackawannock Township, where she sang in the choir and played piano for Sunday school. She belonged to the Quilting Circle and was a charter member of both the Maude Ferver Bible Class and the Maude Ferver Auxiliary Missionary Society, all of the church.

She was a member of Magic Agers of Lackawannock Township and the Challenges of Lawrence County. She was a former member of AARP Wilmington Area Chapter 3954 and the New Wilmington Brunch Bunch. She enjoyed dancing.

Rena married Francis O. Bartholomew on April 20, 1940; he died Dec. 31, 1987. Her husband, Homer Wilson, whom she married June 30, 1990, died December 1998.

She is survived by: a son, P. Raymond Bartholomew and his wife Jane, Hermitage; a daughter, Sandra R. Houk and her husband Conrad L., Franklin; a sister, Ruth Wheeler, New Wilmington; two grandsons, Brian and Joseph Houk; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church, 1857 Mercer West Middlesex Road, Mercer, PA 16137.


Mrs. Homer (Rena Louise Bartholomew), 95, Springhouse Lane, New Wilmington, formerly of Greenfield.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (3-8-13) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 3126 Main St., West Middlesex, and 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday (3-9-13) in Unity Presbyterian Church, 1857 Mercer West Middlesex Road, Lackawannock Township.

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church with the Rev. David Wayne Hunt, pastor, officiating.

Interment: Unity Cemetery, Lackawannock Township.

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