Alice Louise Chambers McAnulty, 97, of Denbo, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Transition HealthCare, South Strabane Township. She was the beloved wife of the late Glynn McAnulty and loving mother of Thomas Glynn (Rita) McAnulty, Vera Sue (Janine Janosky) McAnulty, Bruce Eric (Mary Jo) McAnulty, the late Mildred Ann (John W.) McCreight and Virginia Jane (Rob de Cortie) McAnulty. She was a proud grandmother of 11 and caring great-grandmother of 10. She is a daughter of the late Charles Amos and Abigail Susan Chambers. She is a sister to Kinder Mann Chambers and was preceded in death by siblings Charles Rogers Chambers, Stewart Chambers, Virgil Howard Chambers, Robert Clark Chambers, Blanche Emily White, Jane Frances McMurdy and Marjorie Virginia Chambers. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Following her high school graduation in 1939, she went to nursing school at Canonsburg Hospital. She then served at Canonsburg Steel, prior to joining the U.S. Army. She served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant nurse from April 15, 1944, to July 10, 1946, spending some of her time in Liverpool, England, where she learned to ride her first bicycle. At the end of World War II, she returned to the United States and married Glynn McAnulty the day after Labor Day in 1946. She and her husband resided in Canonsburg until relocating to Denbo August 1, 1957, where they owned and operated McAnulty's Dairy Farm. She served as a nurse at Brownsville General Hospital until her retirement in 1984. She and her husband were charter members of National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association. They were best known at the steam show for manning the bean soup kitchen. She was a longtime member of Chartiers Hill Presbyterian Church, as well as a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Denbo. She spent many years working at the LowHill BookLoft, owned by her son, Tom, as well as Mildred McCreight's Bookstore in Washington. She enjoyed gardening, reading and visiting with friends and family. Funeral arrangements by Beinhauer-Bogan, 164 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-5810, where friends are welcome from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 to 11 a.m., the time of services, Wednesday, October 19. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church at Denbo, c/o Darla Huey, 2118 2nd Street, Denbo, PA 15429. Add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com .
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