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Sue Anne MacPherson Spahr

February 3, 1932 — August 14, 2020

Sue Anne MacPherson Spahr, 88, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Belle Vernon and Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born February 3, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Robert William Parkins and A. Areba (Paull) Parkins. She was the wife of the late John Charles MacPherson, Jr., and the late Ronald M. Spahr. Sue Anne was a member, deacon and elder of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was a hugger and member of the Belle Choir and Chancel Choir there. She was also a member of the Elizabeth VFW and Elizabeth American Legion Auxiliaries, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Eastern Star, and was a member and past president of the Twentieth Century Club. She is survived by her sons, Rev. J. Charles (Melinda) MacPherson, III. of Harrison City, Robert William (Debbie) MacPherson of Sewickley Township, Paul R. (Kimberly) MacPherson, Sr., of Liberty Borough, and Thomas A. (Penelope) MacPherson of DeFuniak Springs, FL, sisters, Nancy (Tim) Peters of WV, and Judy (John) Gardner of Bridgeville, grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Mann, Paul R. (Nicole) MacPherson, Jr., Iris (Carl) Poundsberry, Thomas MacPherson, Jr., Gene Michael Zias, Theodore Andrew MacPherson and Ashley (Paul) Howes, great-grandchildren, Isaac Nathaniel, Aaron Matthew and Annabelle Grace, son-in-law, Eugene Zias of Grindstone, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth Zias who passed away July 31, 2015 and her brother, Robert V. Parkins. Friends are welcome Monday, August 17, 2020 from 2-7 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. The MacPherson Brothers will be officiating. Interment will follow there. In lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Redstone Highlands Benevolent Care, 126 Matthews Street Suite 2800, Greensburg, PA 15601. Condolences may be made at
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Monday, August 17, 2020

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory

6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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