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Genevieve "Jenny" J. Pugh

Genevieve "Jenny" J. Pugh, 75, a longtime resident of Dutch Hill, Clarion County passed away Sunday, May 12, 2024, at the Clarion Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility after a period of declining health.

Jenny was born July 11, 1948, in Butler. She was the daughter of Edna and Carl Rupert.

She was stricken with polio at the age of four causing a lifelong deformity to her left leg. The disability never seemed to slow her down even though it caused her a great deal of pain, especially in her later years. Jenny's stubborn nature never kept the polio from slowing her down much.

Jenny graduated from Allegheny-Clarion Valley in 1966 and she graduated from the Oil City Business College one year later.

Jenny married the love of her life Robert E. "Bob" Pugh on May 5, 1973. They were married for 48 years before his passing on July 3, 2021.

She worked at the Davis Archway Cookie Factory in Rimersburg for 30 years before retiring in 1998.

In her spare time, Jenny enjoyed drawing, driving fast cars, and good-natured ribbing of those close to her.

Those who knew her best can substantiate that Jenny had a quick wit and was direct in her dealings with people and situations. There was no ambiguity with Jenny Pugh. What you saw was what you got.

In addition to her other hobbies, Jenny was a talented baker whose chocolate chip cookies got rave reviews from all who tasted them.

Her lone vice was for the soft drink Coca-Cola which can be attested by those who knew her.

She is survived by a son, Ryan S. Pugh of Dutch Hill and his girlfriend Meghan L. Brooker of Warren, Pa., her cousin Grace Murray of West Freedom, her cousin Betty Patterson of Emlenton, close friend Denise McNaughton of Rimersburg and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Arrangements are being made by the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. At the family's request, there will be no viewing or funeral service. Inurnment will be at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dutch Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

A special thank you to Ashley, Tammy, Brittany, et al at AseraCare Hospice as well as the nurses, aides and cafeteria workers at the Clarion Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center who provided aid and comfort to Jenny the final two-plus years of her life.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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