Myrtle (McCracken) Caputo, 99, went on to be with the Lord August 15, 2019. Born in Conway, Pa. October 19, 1919 to CJ. McCracken and Lottie (Bird) McCracken. Myrtle spent most of her years in Beaver County. After moving to Woodstock, Md. at age 95 to be near her daughter Judy, Myrtle cherished keeping close contact with her extended family, high school classmates, church and community friends through e-mail, cards and letters.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents C.J. McCracken and Lottie (Bird) McCracken, daughters Janice Smith and Brenda Trombetta and siblings Ernest (Jean) McCracken, Laurene (Howard) Henry, Genevieve (Russ) Waldron and Ruth (Francis) McCune. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Judy and Dennis Kelley, son-in-law Jim (Janice) Smith, 6 grandchildren Janeen (Robert) Goodrick, Denise Kelley, Jill (Michael) Collins, David (Christine) Kelley, Leroy (Robin) Trombetta and Lucas (Camille) Trombetta and 14 great-grandchildren Adam, Amie and Audrey Goodrick, Anne, Shane, Sarah and Ryan Collins, Bryce, Christianna, Julianna, Aryanna and Tobyn Kelley, Zeb and Jonas Trombetta.
Once employed by Westinghouse, JT Anderson Funeral Home and The Beaver County Office on Aging, Myrtle is best known for her 60+ years directing the Sunday School program at the Freedom United Methodist Church (UMC). Myrtle was a regular delegate to the UMC annual conference. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, needlework, baking Christmas cookies and playing Pinochle and board games with her friends and family.
The family will greet friends at Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Rochester (502 Adams St.) on Friday from 3-8 PM. A funeral service will be held at the Faith Community United Methodist Church, 341 Jefferson St., Rochester on Saturday, at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Freedom, Pa. where butterflies will be released in celebration of Myrtle’s life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Community United Methodist Church.