Sheila M. Kania Mechling

Sheila M. Mechling, age 73, of Hopwood, passed away at home on Thursday, December 26, 2019 with her loving family at her side. She was born November 20, 1946 in Oak Hill, WV, the daughter of Bernard Kania and Dollie Saunders Kania.
Sheila graduated from Collins High School in Oak Hill, WV with the class of 1964. She was a previously a member of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and was attending St. John’s the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church prior to her passing. As a young woman, Sheila worked as a secretary for several different companies including Ewing Newcomer, Esq. and her husband Russell’s family business, Fayette Engineering, prior to retirement, but her most fulfilling work was the volunteer work she did for the Fayette County American Heart Society, especially planning the annual Heart Ball. She enjoyed spending time with her family, making her garden bloom with many flowers, travelling with her husband Russell, and baking for all to enjoy. She was, as a dear friend described her, a mother to many.
Left to cherish the memory of Sheila are her husband of thirty-seven years, Russell B. Mechling, Jr. and her two sons, Chris Varva with grandson C.J. of Yorktown, VA, and Brian Mechling and wife Courtney of Pittsburgh, PA; three stepsons, Rusty Mechling and wife Louise, Garrett Mechling and wife Janel, Mark Mechling and wife Tiwanda, all of Uniontown; two stepdaughters, Peggy Bednarik and husband David of Waterford, VA, and Ellen Ulmer and husband Bill of Uniontown; thirteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Brenda Bredeck of Deerfield Beach, FL and Barbara Morris and husband Thom of Winchester, VA; brother Bernie of Fayetteville, WV; and a special pet, Lucky.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where the family will receive friends on Monday from 2 until 4 PM and 6 until 8 PM. Visitation will continue in the funeral home on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 8:30 until 9:30 AM followed by a mass of Christian Burial celebrating Sheila’s life at 10 AM in St. John’s the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be private.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com or the funeral home Facebook page.

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Ken and Laura Dietrich
Ken and Laura Dietrich
1 year ago

Our love goes out to those left to morn this lovely individual. She will be missed and forever remembered. I have asked God to help those left to morn to help you through this time of loss.

Sharon and Leo Ruhe
Sharon and Leo Ruhe
1 year ago

So sorry for your family. Sheila was so special and will be missed by everyone that knew her. Our
Deepest sympathies to you all

Terri
Terri
1 year ago

Dear Aunt Sheila,

You will be greatly missed. As a child, you were always kind and funny. We kids loved being around you, hearing your funny quips. You always had a smile on your face and was always the sweetest person ever. You have your battle the hardest fight ever and those of us left behind with miss you so much. We’re glad you are no longer suffering. Spread your wings dear Aunt Sheila. You will always be in our hearts. Gone, but never forgotten.

Cheri Sanzi
Cheri Sanzi
1 year ago

My father, Ron Galida, always enjoyed talking with Shelia when he would go to Fayette Engineering. He would always tell me that he saw or spoke with her and she made him laugh. She will be missed.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.