Clarissa A. Ion, Sharon, passed away on Saturday morning, October 12, 2019 at her residence. She was 78.
She was born in New Kensington, PA on April 20, 1941 a daughter of the late Robert Riley and Sarah G. (Deer) Montgomery, Sr. Clarissa was a graduate of Elderton High School. She was foremost a homemaker, who enjoyed cooking and baking. She had also been employed by Rainbow Valley Restaurant and Long Market, Worthington. She was an avid bowler, having bowled in several leagues and could often be found playing bingo.
Clarissa was married to Clair B. Butz who preceded her in death in 1970 as a result of having been killed serving our country in Vietnam. She subsequently married Wilfred G. Ion, Sr. who preceded her in death in 2004.
She is survived by 3 daughters, Kimberly Yeany, Hadley, Shelli McCombs, Sharon and Melissa Ion-Patterson, Kittanning; 1 son, Wilfred G. Ion, Jr., Kittanning; Three sisters, Myretta Waltenbaugh, Kinsman, OH, Avis Smith, Kittanning and Sally Baker, Kittanning; 8 grandchildren, Charles Duttry, OH, Michael Duttry, Greenville, Ashley Zanettti, Sharon, Alexus Wilson, Sharon, Nathan Ion, Apollo, Kody Ion, Apollo, Daunte Ion, Apollo and Gavin Hoak, Apollo and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both her husbands; two sisters, Charlotte Reedy and Peggy Crissman and a brother Robert Riley Montgomery, Jr.
The family will honor and celebrate the life of Clarissa with private family services. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville.
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