Rebecca L. (Howes) Wirtz
May 29, 2013
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Rebecca Wirtz

Rebecca L. (Howes) Wirtz, 39, of Middlesex Township passed away in the comfort of her home Sunday, May 26, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.

Born in Ravenna, Ohio on Dec. 3, 1973, she was the daughter of Mark (Stephanie) Howes and Debbie (Robert) Rounce.

Rebecca loved taking care of her beautiful family. Her children, husband, extended family and friends, all held a special place in her heart. Helping others was a lifelong calling, and she always was counted on for counseling friends, offering advice, encouragement, and had an uncanny ability of always knowing the right word to say.

Rebecca was a longtime member of the Glade Run United Presbyterian Church and was active with Nurturing Naturally, a group committed to teaching healthy living.

She was the beloved wife for 14 years of Corey S. Wirtz, who she married on April 17, 1999; loving mother of Braden S., Mason R., and Eden T. Wirtz, all at home; dear sister of Robert Rounce, Carrie Rounce Niklaus, Crystal Rounce Sullivan, Christopher Rounce, Benjamin Howes, Abby Howes Williams, Nate Howes, and Aaron Howes; and beloved granddaughter of Charles and Mary Jane Talkington. She also is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Here is a special thank you for all the wonderful caretakers who cared for Rebecca, and for all the friends who provided meals for her family.

The family will welcome friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Schellhaas Funeral Home, 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown, Route 8 at Heckert Road, Bakerstown. The Rev. Greg Wiest will be officiant. Interment will follow in Glade Run Cemetery.

Her family suggests donations be made to the Glade Run United Presbyterian Church, 1091 Pittsburgh Road, Valencia, PA 16059.

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