Viola Mae Boltz, 96, of Kittanning Pike, Chicora, passed away in the comfort of her home while in the company of her children Thursday evening, October 8, 2020.
Viola was born in Cyclone on May 28, 1924. She was the daughter of the late George and Laura McKinney Colbert.
She was a 1942 graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School. She was a long time member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in the Village of North Oakland and was the church’s oldest member. Mae enjoyed reading, cooking, the company of her grandchildren and her two cats. In her earlier years, she and her husband, Ralph, enjoyed going to the horse races in Mountaineer Racetrack and Resort in West Virginia.
Mrs. Boltz had been employed for many years as a secretary and bookkeeper at Witco Chemical in Petrolia.
Viola Mae was married in Kittanning on June 9, 1951 to Ralph G. Boltz. Mr. Boltz preceded her in death on December 27, 2010.
She is survived by two children, Kimberly S. Williams and her husband, Henry, and Curtis Boltz, all of Chicora; three grandchildren, Cole Williams and his wife, Candace, Courtney Williams, and Trevor Williams and his wife, Kyra; a great granddaughter, Remington Williams and a great grandson, Kannon Williams; two sisters, Phyllis Malarkey and Joan Slaugenhoupt and her husband, Shirl, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
In addition to her parents and husband, Viola was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Slaugenhoupt, as well as a number of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Monday. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in the Village of North Oakland with the Rev. Matt McClain, church pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong Co.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.