Carol M. (Yingling) Wertz, 73, Cresson, formerly of Lilly, passed away Friday at home. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Leo and Lucille (Sanders) Yingling. She married Fosten "Toby" Wertz on June 30, 1962. He preceded her in death on June 16, 2011, after 49 years of marriage.
Surviving are four children: Suzette of Cresson, Melissa of Coraopolis, Marcy Hoffman (Jason) of Nanty Glo and Gary (DeSales) of Lilly; three grandchildren: Eric, Courtney and Hillary; and two siblings: Patty Plazek and Butch (Desales) Yingling, both of Lilly.
She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, William Plazek.
Carol was a member of Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Lilly.
Friends were received Sunday at Thomas F. Cloherty Funeral Home, Lilly, where a vigil for the deceased was held. A funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. today, March 25, 2013, at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Lilly, the Rev. Monsignor John R. Sasway, celebrant. Committal will be at St. Brigid's Cemetery, Lilly.