Carol L. VanVoorhis

Carol L. VanVoorhis, 73, of Benezette, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital of Pittsburgh after a short illness. She was born Feb. 26, 1941 in Penfield, daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Moorehouse) Rucinski.On July 19, 1969, she married Thomas R. VanVoorhis, who preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2002.Carol lived all her life in Bennetts Valley. She retired from Metaldyne of St. Marys and enjoyed gardening and bingo. She is survived by two sons, Roger VanVoorhis of Benezette and Frank VanVoorhis of Force; and a brother, Dave Rucinski of New Providence, N.J.In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise VanVoorhis. Funeral services for Carol L. VanVoorhis will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home in Penfield with Rev. Lola Turnbull.Visitation will be Thursday, July 31 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10-11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Benezette.