Mary Rose Ventre

Mary Rose Ventre, 92, Altoona, died Tuesday at Altoona Regional.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George and Rose (DeVone) Ventre. She married Francis Schmidhamer, who preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1969.

Surviving are a daughter, Carole Schmidhamer Pastor of Allen, Texas; three granddaughters: Maria Dee and husband, Kevin, in Virginia, Melissa Robinson and husband, Jared, in Washington and JoEllen Kitchens and husband, Scott, in Texas; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters.

Mary was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She retired in 1994 as a registered nurse from the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home after 52 years of service.

Friends will be received from 10:30 until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church by Monsignor Michael Becker. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.