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Grace TrudgenGrace (Grey) Trudgen, 90, of Kittanning, PA, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at Premier Armstrong Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Kittanning, PA.
She was born on July 17, 1931 in Rural Valley, PA, to Kenneth W. Grey, Sr. and Myrtle (Craft) Grey.
A 1949 graduate of Kittanning High School, Grace worked as a self-employed hair dresser for many years. She then worked as a bookkeeper at the Family Counseling Center until her retirement in 1990. She served as President and Vice-President of the Family Counseling Center Board for many years and attended the First United Methodist Church of Kittanning. Grace enjoyed traveling with her husband and children and going on cruises, but her true passion was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Larry Trudgen and wife, Carol, of Kittanning, Rev. Terry Trudgen and wife, Judy, of Vandergrift, PA, and Daniel Trudgen and wife, Dancene, of Haines City, FL; daughter, Darlene Welsh, of Grand Junction, CO; grandchildren, Michael Trudgen and Crissy, Brian Trudgen and wife, Tiffany, Jennifer Lichtenfels and husband, Chad, Cory Trudgen and Amy, Aaron Trudgen and wife, Jessica, Christopher Welsh and wife, Christine, Matthew Trudgen and wife, Emily, Kevin Welsh and wife, Gabrielle, Logan Trudgen and Brittany, and Kayla Schulze and husband Kyle; great-grandchildren, Alex Lichtenfels, Benjamin Trudgen, Cole Lichtenfels, Madison Trudgen, Zachary Trudgen, Austin Trudgen, Gabriel Lichtenfels, Parker Trudgen, Khloe Welsh, Ava Welsh, Riley Trudgen, Kallie Welsh and Aiden Welsh; and her siblings, Geraldine Schawl and husband, Blair of Templeton, Kenneth W. Grey, Jr. and wife, Alita of Kittanning, and Lorraine Finlan and husband, Tom of Clarion.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband, Dale Trudgen, whom she married March 2, 1950 and who died August 31, 2015, her sister, Martha Zambotti; and son-in-law David Welsh.
Friends will be received from 2 -4 and 7 - 9 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at the funeral home with her son, the Rev. Terry Trudgen, and Rev. Deborah Kociban co-officiating.
Contributions can be made in Grace's name to First United Methodist Church, 301 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning, PA 16201.
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