Thelma Olive Metz, 84, of Jeannette, died Monday, April 26, 2021, at home. She was born April 23, 1937, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late John and Mary Higgins. Thelma enjoyed bingo and playing cards, but mostly she loved to be surrounded by her immediate and extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald N. Metz; a sister, Jessie Jones; a brother, Charles Higgins; and a grandson, Brennan Metz. She is survived by a son, Ronald W. (Linda) Metz of Hempfield Township; a daughter, Cynthia L. Metz of Jeannette; two grandsons, Dane (Jessica) Metz of Lemoore, CA., and Jerrod Metz and his fiancée, Shannon Kelly, of Port Ritchie, FL.; two granddaughters, Keara (Mark) Lowery of Jeannette, and Alexandra Metz of Jeannette; six great-grandchildren, Molly, Nico, Owen, Kaidence, Maleiyah, Ava and Jade; a sister, Hazel Steigerwald of Ashtabula, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Kerry (Eilene) Metz of South Hadley, Mass; numerous nieces and nephews; and her faithful dog, Abby. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1-3 & 5-7 PM in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home, Inc. 201 N. First St. Jeannette. To send online condolences visit www.mason-gelder.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Animal Keeper’s Rescue, 485 McGinnis Rd, Acme, PA 15610 or Westmoreland County Humane Society.
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