Arlene R. Widenhofer, 50, of Summit Township. Passed peacefully surrounded by her family on September 23 after a long valiant battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Butler, she was daughter of James Thomas and the late Beatrice (Cuny) Thomas.
She was employed by Slippery Rock University in the Psychology Department. This was coupled by working with her family at several of their businesses.
Arlene was an exceptional mother of her four children; Thomas, Tyler, Tori and Tanner. And is survived by her husband of 29 years, Walter Widenhofer.
Arlene was an avid supporter of many childhood cancer related charities with a special place in her heart for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where her eldest son, Tommy, was a patient. Although she enjoyed traveling around the country with her family, nothing gave her more joy then spending time at home with her family and friends. She will be always remembered for kindness and compassion as she touched many lives.
Arlene is preceded in death by her son, Thomas and her mother.
Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean Street, Butler. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Calvary Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Arrangements by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler.
Her family requests that everyone attending follow and adhere to current mandates and restrictions of respecting social distancing and wearing of a facial covering.
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