Olga O’Kruta

Olga A. O’Kruta, 84, of Newell passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Weirton Medical Center in Weirton, in the peace and comfort of her loving family.

Olga was born in Newell on August 27, 1929 to the late Demetri Gogol and Agnes Nakoneczny Gogol Pifko. Her stepfather was the late Mike Pifko.

She worked for 27 years as a registered nurse in the Obstetrics Department of East Liverpool City Hospital, and she owned and operated the Newell Heights Trailer Court in Newell.

Olga was a lifetime and very active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester, where she was a former member of the Parish Council and Ladies Guild. She also served as a lector and eucharistic minister and she scheduled readers and eucharistic ministers under Father Charles Savage.

A graduate of the former Wells High School, she was a member of the East Liverpool T.O.P.S.

Preceding Olga in death were her husband, Frank A. O’Kruta Sr.; her son, the Rev. Father Frank A. O’Kruta Jr.; and her brothers, George and Mike Gogol.

She leaves her sons, Thomas M. O’Kruta and wife Amy of Steubenville, and John S. O’Kruta of Fort Lauderdale, FL; her brother, John Pifko and wife Mary of Loreto, PA; her sister, Annie May of Chester; and her two special grandchildren, Abby and Austin O’Kruta.

There are also some very special friends the family would like to mention, including Denny and Sharon Stapler of Newell, Sister Jeanne Vidonic and Father Gary Naegele of Wheeling.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

The Rev. Father Eric Antwi will preside over Olga’s Mass of Christian burial at noon Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment to follow at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester.

You may view this memorial and send condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com.