Valerie Kay Prothero, 57, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on Sunday April 22, 2018 in Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born in Rochester on November 11, 1960 the daughter of Barbara Powell Horter, New Sewickley Twp. and the late Clarence “Joe” Powell. She was a 1979 graduate of Freedom High School and a graduate of CCBC. She was a LPN working 20 years with Blair Nursing Home and a Clinical Manager working with Rochester Manor and Villa for 8 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Rochester where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was a dancer and teacher for Louise School of Dance. She loved the Pirates, fishing and was an avid backyard photographer. She also was a leader in the Big Knob Livestock Club.
She is survived by her three children: John Thomas (Nicole) Prothero III, New Galilee; Amanda Grace (Ricky) Wall, Daugherty Twp.; and Eric Joseph Prothero, New Sewickley Twp.; her significant other, Sam Landis, New Sewickley Twp.; 9 grandchildren Dominic, Hunter, Rey, Bella, Kailey, Gracie, Alexis, Dixie and Hope; 2 sisters: Kelli Rossi, TX and Beth (Jeff) Calahan, New Sewickley Twp.; a brother Kevin (Michele) Powell, South Beaver; extended family: Jessica (Lance) Harpster, Staci Young, and Katie (Tyler) Fraser and their children: Logan, McKenzi, Kolby, Landon, Emma, Everett, and Kaylee. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 3~7pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester. A funeral service will be held on Friday in Grace Lutheran Church 393 Adams St. Rochester at 11am, conducted by her minister Rev. Gregory Clagg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to the Big Knob Livestock Club.