OBITUARY

Loretta "Babe" Koscheck

January 19, 1937January 15, 2021
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Loretta “Babe” Koscheck age 83 of Prosperity, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 in her home.

She was born January 19, 1937 in Khedive, a daughter of the late Clinton and Dora Headlee Rush.

On November 8, 1956, she married Charles W. Koscheck, who survives.

Loretta was a driver for the Swartz School Bus Company in the McGuffy School District for 32 years. She loved working as a bus driver.

She was a long-time member of the Rolling Meadows Church of God in Waynesburg.

Babe enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She loved to entertain her great-grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and generously prepared food and baked goods for her family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are eight children, Cindy Koscheck of Sycamore, Sherry Diggs (Phil) of Waynesburg, Anna Spencer of Waynesburg, Dan Koscheck (Bonnie) of Taylorsville, NC, Jerry Koscheck (Becky) of Jefferson, Violetta Kadar (Louie) of Clairton, Mark Koscheck of Waynesburg, and James Koscheck of Newton Conover, NC; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother Roger Rush (Dawn) of Waynesburg; two sisters, Linda Bland (Charles) of Waynesburg and Ann Conklin of Crucible; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dave Rush and Joseph Rush; and seven sisters, Eloise Willard, June Booth, Ester VonDorn, Mary Peck, Janet Olive Phelps, Jean Crouch, and Diane Ackley.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles William Koscheck, Husband
  • Cindy Koscheck, Daughter
  • Sherry Diggs (Phil), Daughter
  • Anna Spencer, Daughter
  • Dan Koscheck (Bonnie), Son
  • Jerry Koscheck (Becky), Son
  • Violetta Kadar (Louie), Daughter
  • Mark Koscheck, Son
  • James Koscheck, Son
  • Roger Rush (Dawn), Brother
  • Linda Bland (Charles), Sister
  • Ann Conklin, Sister
  • Clinton Rush, Father (deceased)
  • Dora Headlee Rush, Mother (deceased)
  • Also surviving are 18 grandchildren;24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Memories

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timothy cottle

January 22, 2021

so sorry to hear of your loss. the preacher sent us a phone message notifying us of the world's loss. as Jerry and Becky have been our neighbors for years we offer our condolences from Dana and I and the Cottle Family. due to concerns of covid, as Dana has had health issues as well as caring for our elderly mothers, we were unable to attend the services in person but are aware that grandma Helen was able to attend. again our condolences and prayers....

Bernadine Szygenda

January 20, 2021

My sincere sympathies for Babe's family. I am sorry to say Ihave not seen her in years but, know that she will be sorely missed by all who loved her.

Diane Fletcher McCauley

January 20, 2021

To all the family - words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy! I loved Babe’s baking and of course, loved her. Too many memories to share, but thankful for each one of them. She was a true servant of God.
Chuck (Popeye), wish I could be there, but know my love and prayers are with you. God Bless

LONNIE JENKINS

January 20, 2021

What a wonderful lady. I have so many good memories with this wonderful family. Memories that I still talk about today. When she yelled and told you to do something, you did it and fast. Babe was so, so gracious and giving to me as a youth. This is truly from my heart, THANK YOU. Rest easy.

Evanglist James JIMMY Willard SR

January 20, 2021

There ARE SO MANY MEMORIES OF YOU AUNT BABE I KNOW I NEVER CAME TO YOUR HOUSE THAT I WASN'T WELCOME YOU ALWAYS HAD LOVE IN YOUR HEART I SPENT MANY GOOD TIMES THERE AS A CHILD IN THE SUMMER I NEVER LEFT THERE HUNGRY IT WAS ALWAYS REAL DOWN ON THE FARM AND THE BEST EATIN I EVER HAD ONE FOND MEMORY IS WHEN I WAS LITTLE I SPENT IN THE SUMMER FOR A WEEK AND WE WALKED HAND IN HAND TO THE BARN TO MILK THE COWS AND THE COWS WERE WAY DOWN IN THE HALLER AND I ASKED IF WE HAD TO GO GET THEM AND I THOUGHT THAT'S GONNA TAKE ALL DAY BUT NO YOU SAID THE DOG WAS GETTING THEM AND I THOUGHT WHAT AND IT WASN'T LONG I SEEN A LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE DOG AND HEARD A COW BELL AND HERE THEY COME I LOVE YOU AUNT BABE AND SOME DAY WE SHALL SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART ❤️

April Batove

January 19, 2021

Violetta, Alisha and Gregory,
I am sorry to learn of the passing your mom and grandma.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Allow your many memories to be a comfort at this time and in the future.
With sympathy,
April Batove

Irene Hodgson

January 19, 2021

Dear Chuck and family,
This is with heavy heart but I know that heaven has a new angel , as Babe would say we will meet again, blessed assurance. I was lucky to have counted Babe my friend for over seventy years- from high school on- and what a true friend. I will miss her and her assuring words and her wonderful laugh. You all must know that her family and you Chuck were her reasons for living. She so loved you all and was so proud of each one of you. May God comfort you and be good to you. God Bless Irene Hodgson

Roberta Howard

January 19, 2021

My deep and heartfelt sympathy to the Koscheck Family. Heaven surely gained a beautiful Angel. "Jerry's Mom" was such a joyful lady who always made me feel special. Years ago, I had discovered the God loving person that she, was at a time when she had sent comfort to me . I knew her heart by the many loving stories spoken through my sister, her daughter-in-law. Her integrity and beautiful soul has taught more than she knew. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to you all. Rest in Peace Dear Loretta !

Albie Rinehart

January 19, 2021

I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Koscheck and sorry I can't be with you at this time We had known each other for over 50 years, she as a parent and friend, and me as a teacher. She, as all should know, raised a wonderful family. I feel and felt "truly blessed" by having taught her children and some grand children. As a teacher I was able to them growing up, while in both Nineveh and Graysville Elementary schools. Their work, behavior, kindness, and caring, indicated how they were raised by their father and mother, "Babe".

Albie Rinehart

Stephanie Von Doehren- Clark

January 18, 2021

What can I say... I met Aunt Babe in 1995 at a family reunion my dad Don brought me to. I never knew my Grandma Esther Von Doehren had so many loving sisters and brothers and extended family till then. Aunt Babe welcomed me and my kids like she had known us our whole lives. From that point forward I visited and phoned her and we grew a beautiful bond of Love, Trust and Family. As my children grew up and had kids of their own I would bring the grandchildren to visit with their few close cousins and Aunt Babe and I would reminisce about the past and catch up on the present. Babe was a light in my life that I needed and always prayed for me and family. She knew God personally in her life and I will always be grateful she Loved me unconditionally like one of her own. She is flying high in Heaven and looking down on all of us praising God and yodeling. Prayers and comfort for all who knew her.

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Biography

Loretta “Babe” Koscheck age 83 of Prosperity, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 in her home.

She was born January 19, 1937 in Khedive, a daughter of the late Clinton and Dora Headlee Rush.

On November 8, 1956, she married Charles W. Koscheck, who survives.

Loretta was a driver for the Swartz School Bus Company in the McGuffy School District for 32 years. She loved working as a bus driver.

She was a long-time member of the Rolling Meadows Church of God in Waynesburg.

Babe enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports. She loved to entertain her great-grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and generously prepared food and baked goods for her family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are eight children, Cindy Koscheck of Sycamore, Sherry Diggs (Phil) of Waynesburg, Anna Spencer of Waynesburg, Dan Koscheck (Bonnie) of Taylorsville, NC, Jerry Koscheck (Becky) of Jefferson, Violetta Kadar (Louie) of Clairton, Mark Koscheck of Waynesburg, and James Koscheck of Newton Conover, NC; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother Roger Rush (Dawn) of Waynesburg; two sisters, Linda Bland (Charles) of Waynesburg and Ann Conklin of Crucible; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dave Rush and Joseph Rush; and seven sisters, Eloise Willard, June Booth, Ester VonDorn, Mary Peck, Janet Olive Phelps, Jean Crouch, and Diane Ackley.