WARREN — Loretta M. Newbury, 78, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.
She was born June 29, 1944, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Donald and Margaret Galias Kershner.
Loretta was a graduate of Rayen High School and received her nursing degree from East Liverpool City Hospital. She was active in the 4-H at Rayen and participated for many years in the Canfield Fair, where her mother managed the fine arts building.
Her nursing career consisted of ER nurse, operating room nurse, Psychiatric Hospital administrator in Columbus Georgia, school nurse at East Liverpool Christian School and Delaware County Christian School in Newtown Square, Pa., Chester County Health Department as off site nursing coordinator, and served as coordinator for the Head Start Program Chester County Pa.
She and her husband served as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron of Crystal Chapter 18, Order of the Eastern Star in East Liverpool and was a member of the Park Boulevard Presbyterian Church East Liverpool.
She practiced her creative talents in hand making country home deco items and for many years traveled to craft shows and street fairs in Ohio and New Jersey. Along with her husband, she opened up “Country Creations,” a country craft store in the Granite Run Mall in Media, Pa.
In her free time, Loretta loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping in the family travel trailer from Maine to Florida. She was particularly fond of sailing the Chesapeake Bay in their 36-foot sailboat.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Newbury Sr.; daughters, Christine Teitel of Oakdale, N.Y., and Heather M. Rall of Reading, Pa.; and her grandchildren, Emma Rall, Hannah Rall and Isabele Rall.
There will be no services at this time for Loretta.
In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, or the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.
Professional arrangements were handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.