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Heather R. Klingensmith

April 4, 1975 ~ July 17, 2023 (age 48) 48 Years Old
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Heather Klingensmith Obituary

Heather R. Klingensmith, 48 of Slippery Rock passed away July 17, 2023, peacefully at AGH after her courageous battle with Rett’s Syndrome.

Heather was born April 4, 1975 in Greenville to her parents Richard and Nancy (Smith) Klingensmith.

Heather was currently attending AVS Merakey School in Slippery Rock.  She had many friends at school that she looked forward to seeing every day, especially her special boyfriend.  

Heather’s life was full of love and companionship.  Throughout her life she had many wonderful, caring and loving aides that helped fill her life with many joys.  Heather found joy in the simple things of life, campfires, car rides, swinging at the park and swimming.  She loved to play on her IPAD.  Heather always looked her best.  She had matching shoes and jewerly for every outfit she owned.  Her mom Nancy and her where two peas in a pod.  Nancy would often say “She is my heart but I am her voice” Heather’s larger than life presence will be missed by so many, especially her mom. 

Loved ones to cherish Heather’s memory is her mom Nancy Klingensmith of Slippery Rock, her cousins Joe Coursen, Cindy (Rick) Knox, Wendy (Josh) Crissman, Laurie Stewart, Diane (Rick) Lowrey, and several second cousins.  Her uncles and aunts, Chris Schleifer, John Schleifer, Robert (Darlene) Schleifer, Mike (Faith) Schleifer, Mary Madalyn and Paula (Bruce) Potter.

Heather was welcomed into heaven by her dad Rich, her grandparents, and aunts and a uncle.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Rett’s Syndrome, 4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati Ohio, 45246 or to the Merakey Allegheny School, 125 Rebecca Lane, Slippery Rock PA 16057.

The Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home in Clintonville is assisting the family with arrangements.  A combined memorial service for Heather and her father Richard will be August 12, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Forestville United Church, 124 Boyers Road, Forestville PA 16035. 

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Memorial Service
August 12, 2023

2:00 PM
Forestville Methodist Church
124 Boyers Road
Forestville, PA 16035


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