Monday, August 28, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 1:00pm
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant
Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery
Mary Teresa"Teta" (Collins) Mechenbier, age 90, died at home on Friday morning, August 25, 2017. She was the daughter of Bernard L. and Alice G. (Robinson) Collins, born October 6, 1926, and a 1944 graduate of St. Michael High School. She was a life-long member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church.
Upon graduation, she worked at Camp Reynolds and Bell Telephone. Teta had the privilege of living her entire life in Greenville, with the gift of being surrounded by family and life-long friends from school, church, work, and social interactions. Although she enjoyed bowling and card clubs, it was her devotion to home and family that defined her life.
On May 27, 1947 Teta married Norbert F. Mechenbier, he passed away July 25, 2015. She was mother of eight children and an active supporter and partner in her husband's pursuits. She maintained a calm and joyful attitude at home, and enjoyed gardening and cooking for her every-day "crowd," including hot lunches every school day! She had the daily joys of extended family as well, often hosting large gatherings.
Her love of Greenville led to steadfast support of community charities and causes, as well as her Church’s Michael’s Mantle ministry, providing food for post funeral meals.
She is survived by all eight of her children: Bobby, Diann Kuder, Kate (Greg) Landfried, of Greenville; Dan (Lydia) Mechenbier, Jacksonville, FL; Ellen (Stephen) Barrouk, Wilkes Barre,PA; Peggy (Dave) McKay, Indianapolis, IN; Dave (Valerie) Mechenbier, Lakewood, OH; and Bert (Cathy) Mechenbier of Painesville, OH. She also has 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren who will miss her presence in their lives. She is also survived by her brother George (Gus) Collins of Leesburg FL, her sister Rosanne Millward of Greenville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her brother, John Collins, as well as a grandson, Jeff Barrouk, and son-in-law John Kuder.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to St. Michael Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125 or ARC/MCAR, 850 North Hermitage Rd., Hermitage, PA 16148.