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Rae Dawn Leyda

January 11, 1941 ~ March 3, 2019 (age 78)



Rae Dawn (Rankin) Leyda went to be with the Lord at 2:55am on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. She was born in Belle Vernon, a daughter of the late Paul C. Rankin and Florence Wilkinson Rankin on January 11, 1941. She was a graduate of California Area High School class of 1958.  She obtained her beauty license at the Douglas Business School and worked at the Prothonotary Office at the Washington Court House. In 1991, she and her family opened Flo’s Personal Care Homes as a living tribute in memory of her mother Florence Rankin. In 1994 and 1995 her and her family opened two more personal care homes, Flo’s 2 & 3. She retired in October 2018 after 27 years of devoting her time and love of her residents. She loved her family, residents, workers, her grandchildren, Raymond & Adam Houseman, of Ohio, Tabitha, Tonya, Derek, Emily, Adin, Kylie & Kendra, her Pride & Joy, her great granddaughters, Alexis Rae Keyes-Stewart whom resides with her and Kaelee Houseman of Niles, Ohio and her fur babies, Mojo, Maximus and Momo. She is survived by her daughter Dawn Marie Leyda & fiancé Adam Keyes, with whom she resided with, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Donald Leyda, in July 2007, and siblings, Paul, Joanne, and Harry. Friends and family will be received at Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. A blessing service will be held at the funeral home at 11:00 am, on Thursday with John Custer & Chris Werre officiating. ´┐╝Interment will be immediately following at the Lafayette Memorial Park in Grindstone. The family will have an open dinner for all at the Elco Civic Center immediately following the burial. A special thanks to all of her adopted family for the wonderful care and love that they all gave to her and myself, to all of the doctors at MVH, via quest nursing, her Pt therapist, Jessie Giovinnelli, and to all of the nurses at Monongahela Valley Hospital who were all wonderful to her ER, 4th, 5th 7th and ICU and to the staff at Mon Valley Care Center during her short stay there for PT.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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