Roxanne Lynn (Kitch) McElhinny, age 61, of Greenville passed away from a sudden and aggressive battle with cancer on Saturday evening, May 6, 2017 in St. Paul's.

She was born in Grove City on May 31, 1955 a daughter of Richard and Etta (Spaulding) Kitch. Roxanne was married to her Reynolds High School sweetheart Denny for 43 years.  She was employed as the activity coordinator at St. Paul's where she was loved by the residents and her co-workers, she retired in January 2017.

Roxanne loved life! She enjoyed traveling with Denny to visit family and friends, her favorite vacations were spent relaxing at the beach.  She was caring, strong, opinionated, witty, and creative. She was an example for how to make the world a better place by treating people with kindness, even in the midst of her illness she told her children to “pay it forward”. She could be found laughing with her sister Renee or best friend since grade school Cindy. 

She is survived by her husband Denny of Greenville; her three children whom she adored, Wendy McElhinny and her husband Richard Kelly of Charlotte, NC; Katie Dietrich and her husband Ronald of Greenville; Matthew McElhinny and his wife Sara of Poland, OH; she was an amazing grandmother to Nicholas Dietrich, Mason Dietrich, Ethan Dietrich, Benjamin McElhinny, Rian McElhinny, and Bartholomew Kelly; two sisters, Renee Kitch Wike of Lebanon, PA and Rhonda Kitch Kohler of OH; a brother, Richard Kitch, Jr. of PA; best friend, Cindy Peterson McCann of Fontana, CA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Roxanne's family will host a celebration of life service at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Anderson Pavilion at St. Paul's, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., with Rev. Julia Fraser, chaplain of St. Paul's officiating. The family would like to ask that everyone dress casual.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's, 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA 16125 or the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 16205. 

Arrangements entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.



  1. Ed Bittikofer Ed Bittikofer
    May 9, 2017    

    So sorry to here about your loss.

  2. Candy Owens Candy Owens
    May 9, 2017    

    Denny and family, Skket and I were stunned to hear of Roxanne’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and the family in this time of grief. Skeet and Candy Owens

  3. Chris Saltsman Wilson Chris Saltsman Wilson
    May 9, 2017    

    Denny and Family — please accept my condolences at the passing of your dear wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. Roxanne was a classmate and friend at Transfer Elementary, then RHS, whom I adored. She was so warm and funny, and just a really fun person to be with. The years and miles have not dimmed my memories of her, and I pray that your own memories of her will bring you peace and comfort, and most of all, laughter.

  4. Tim & Karen Coombs Tim & Karen Coombs
    May 9, 2017    

    Denny, Katie, Wendy and Matt, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. I will never forget Roxanne’s infectious laugh and her love of life! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  5. Sandy and Ed Slavic Sandy and Ed Slavic
    May 9, 2017    

    Denny and family – our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time of sorrow. Roxanne was a beautiful person and she will add beauty and light to Heavens above.

  6. Ron Carbo Ron Carbo
    May 9, 2017    

    Denny so sorry to hear of Roxanne’s passing, seems like yesterday that we were all running around the halls at Reynolds. Our prayers and sympathy’s are with you and may God bless you and keep you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  7. Mark and Cheryl Lewis Mark and Cheryl Lewis
    May 10, 2017    

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with you and your family. May you find Peace and Comfort in God.

  8. Cindy (Peterson) McCann Cindy (Peterson) McCann
    May 10, 2017    

    Heaven has gained an angel but I have lost a kindred spirit! Even though I am desperately trying to make sense of what has happened, I know what I need to do to make you proud. Rest easy my sweet friend, Chuck & I will always be there for Denny and your amazing family. Love you to the beach & back.

  9. Nancy Peterson Nancy Peterson
    May 10, 2017    

    Denny and family, Roxanne was such a joy to be around; her laugh was so contagious. I have lifted you all up in prayer and send to you so much love. I pray for peace today and in the days to come. Memories will comfort you!

  10. sally prezioso sally prezioso
    May 11, 2017    

    Family of Rocanne, my Prayers and thoughts are with all of you with the beauiful memories of her. At this time may you find the comfort in the Love and Peace of God.

  11. Jerry & Judi Wolfe Jerry & Judi Wolfe
    May 11, 2017    

    Denny, to you and your family, our heartfelt condolences in the loss of Roxanne. We are thinking of you.

  12. Jane Keeley Moore Jane Keeley Moore
    June 1, 2017    

    So sorry for your loss. We were neighbors of the Kitch’s. She was quite a bit younger than me, but she played with my youngest sister. May Roxanne rest in peace. My prayer are with you.

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