Rhea M. (Schmiedel) Burleigh

Died: Mon., May 17, 2021

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Rhea Mae Burleigh, 93, of Russell, Pa passed away on May 17, 2021 at the John & Orpha Blair Hospice Residence.

She was born on February 26, 1928, a daughter to the late Rudolph and Eva (Wilcox) Schmiedel. Rhea was a 1945 graduate of Warren Area High School. She enjoyed attending luncheons with her classmates and a special group of friends. She was an excellent seamstress, sewing most of her family's clothes for many years, including suits for her husband. She always left a pin in whatever she made to say I love you.  She also enjoyed participating in arts and craft shows around the area and traveling. Most of all, Rhea loved spending time with and caring for her family.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Shelly Burleigh, Debra Burleigh and Holly (Fred) Stimmell; her loving puppy dog, Barney, all of Russell and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rhea was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Eugene “Gene” Burleigh; her brother, Duane Schmiedel; her sister-in-law, Lori Schmiedel and her life-long friend, Dixie Weldon.

No services will be held at this time.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.org.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.

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