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Zelda Louise (McAninch) Grube

September 8, 1942 ~ July 27, 2018 (age 75)

     Zelda Louise Grube, age 76, of Sheffield and formerly of Rimersburg, passed away Friday morning, July 27, 2018 at her home following an extended illness.

    Born September 8, 1942 in New Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Neal McAninch and Laura Fern Caldwell McAninch.

    She was a graduate of Redbank Valley High School and continued her education at Lenape School of Practical Nursing.

   Zelda worked as an LPN in home health services.

    She married David Guy Grube on November 2, 1962 and he preceded her in death on June 25, 1993.

    Zelda was a member of the Red Hats and enjoyed bowling with her grandchildren, reading, arts and crafts and sewing and quilting.  She loved to travel and visited all but a few states in the U.S.

     Survivors include her two sons:  Douglas Charles Grube and his wife, Loraine, of Rimersburg and Ronald James Grube of Sheffield; Four grandchildren:  Adam Grube, Justin Pruskowski and wife, Justine; Amber Socha and Jarrod Goodman, along with her great grandchildren and four grandchildren:  Gwendolyn, Penelope and Olive  Pruskowski and Madison Socha.

    Zelda is also survived by a brother, Gary McAninch and his wife, Nicoletta, of New Bethlehem; three sisters:  Donna Martz of Ringgold; Peg Bowers and her husband, Butch, of Timblin and Linda Bowers and her husband, Terry, of Punxsutawney; brother-in-law, George Fackender of New Bethlehem and numerous nieces and nephews.

    In addition to her parents and husband, Zelda was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Grube; sister, Loretta Jean Fackender; two brothers: Wallace McAninch and Kenneth McAninch and a brother-in-law, Richard Martz.

     A celebration of Zelda’s life will be held by her family on a later date.

     Online condolences may be sent to Zelda’s family at

     Arrangements are under the direction of the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service of New Bethlehem.

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