Category: Death Notices

OBIT: Annabelle Lasher (Templeton)

Annabelle Lasher, 71, of Templeton, PA, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 1, 1943 in Chickasaw, PA, the daughter of Oscar and Josephine (Cobbett) Crissman.  Annabelle lived in the area all of her life and was retired from Wal-Mart in Kittanning. She was a devoted wife of 54 years and the mother of two children. Annabelle was also the beloved grandmother of two granddaughters. She was a genuinely happy person who had a contagious smile and twinkle in her eye that could brighten any room. Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family, friends and pets.

Annabelle enjoyed riding with her husband, Walter, on their side-by-side, exploring the hollows where she grew up and played as a child. She also loved gardening, picnicking and playing games. No one could ask for a better wife, mother or best friend, and she will be truly missed.

Annabelle will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 54 years, Walter Lasher, whom she married June 4, 1960; son: Bradley Kent Lasher and wife Dawn of Ford City; daughter, Cindy Lasher and companion, Edwin Giron, of Kittanning; granddaughters, Desiree and Miranda Lasher, of Ford City; brothers, James Crissman and wife, Anna, of Kittanning, George “Jack” Crissman and wife, Cheryl, of Distant, Keith “Buck” Crissman and wife, Barb, of Chickasaw, and Kevin Crissman and wife, Dana, of Widnoon; and sisters, Sandy Cox and husband, Tom, of Kittanning, and Susan Crissman, of Chickasaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents.  Per Annabelle’s request, there will be no visitation.

Family and friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of the memorial service at 11 AM on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Widnoon United Methodist Church, 108 Unger Rd., Templeton, with the Rev. Joni Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Annabelle’s honor to Widnoon United Methodist Church, 108 Unger Rd., Templeton, PA 16259.