Olive "Pix" Vennard, 84, of Warren, Pa., died Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2013, at Golden Living-Kinzua.
She was born Jan. 11, 1928, at Jamestown, N.Y., to the late John and Ruth Weiser Martin.
She was a longtime Warren area resident and was formerly of Frewsburg, N.Y. Olive was a graduate of Frewsburg High School and earned her nurse's aide training. She was employed with WCA Hospital, the former Jamestown General Hospital, and then went to work at the Warren State Hospital, leaving there due to disability. She had also worked at the Floating Restaurant, which had been located on the Kinzua Dam.
She owned and operated Pix Ceramics. She was active with the Chief Cornplanter Boy Scouts of America Council, former president of the PTA, active with the Warren, Pa., and Frewsburg, N.Y., band boosters. She enjoyed cake decorating and feeding the birds.
She is survived by her children: Ed Waid and wife, Doris, of Jamestown, N.Y., Paul Waid and wife, Becky, of Russell, Pa. Bruce Waid of Kennedy, N.Y., Scott Vennard and companion, Becky, of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Rosemary Fannin and husband, Stephen, of Warren, Pa.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Sheffer and husband, Joe of Cyclone, Pa.; a sister, Dorothy Mara and husband, Gary, of Erie, Pa.; sisters-in-law: Susan Ellis and husband, Frank. of Frewsburg, N.Y., and Jeanette Barbagallo of Twin Falls, Idaho; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth E. Vennard, who died March 20, 2005; a stepson, Lenny Vennard; three half-sisters: Twila M. Lang, Edura Lang and Ethel Graham; and a great-grandson.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, Pa., on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 10-11 a.m. A funeral and committal service will be conducted Saturday morning at 11 a.m. by the Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain of the Warren General Hospital. Interment will be in Fentonville Cemetery, Fentonville, N.Y.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Asera Care Hospice, 160 Peninsula Drive, Suite 14, Erie, PA 16505. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.