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Cora Heness

June 14, 1926 — March 21, 2024

Cora Heness, affectionately known as Aunt Cora by her family and friends, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2024, at the age of 97 in Greer, South Carolina. Born on June 14, 1926, in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Hannah Pegg. Cora's life was marked by her loving spirit, her generous nature, and her unwavering dedication to her family and community.

Aunt Cora's years were spent in Plymouth, where she attended Plymouth High School. After graduation, she embarked on a fulfilling career as a secretary, a role in which she excelled and made countless contributions. Her professional life was characterized by the same warmth and kindness that she brought to every aspect of her personal life.

Cora married the love of her life, Ralph T. Heness, who preceded her in death. Although they did not have children of their own, Aunt Cora's nurturing heart extended to her nieces, nephews, and great-nephews. She is survived by her adoring family members: niece Nanette Paplia and her husband John, nephew Fred F. Spaziani, Jr. and his wife Kim, nephew James Pegg and his wife Leslie, niece Carol Arruda, her sister Barbara Mask (John) and great-nephews Michael and Fred III. In addition to her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Joyce P. Spaziani, Sandra Mozzani (Mario), Donna Yanelavage (Bob) and her brothers Roland and George Pegg. Cora moved in with Nanette when she was 90 years old.

Aunt Cora's zest for life was evident in her varied interests and community involvement. She was an active member of the Eastern Star and the Irem Temple Women's Auxiliary. Her love for the Pittsburgh Steelers was as enduring as her passion for Hallmark movies, which provided her with countless hours of joy and entertainment. Aunt Cora also found great pleasure in indulging in chocolate and was rarely seen without a Word Find puzzle book at hand, a testament to her sharp and curious mind.

Those who knew Aunt Cora will remember her as the epitome of a loving and spirited individual. Her generosity knew no bounds, and she was always the first to offer support or a kind word to those in need. Her presence brought light and laughter to every gathering, and her absence will be deeply felt by all who were fortunate enough to have been touched by her vibrant spirit.

Aunt Cora's life was a tapestry of love, service, and devotion to those around her. Her legacy will continue to inspire and guide us, and her memory will be cherished forever. As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, we take comfort in knowing that her spirit lives on in the hearts of her family and the many lives she touched.

Cora Heness's life was a beautiful illustration of the impact one person can have by simply being themselves. As we honor her memory, we celebrate the countless moments of joy and kindness she shared with us all. Aunt Cora will be dearly missed, but the love she spread will continue to resonate, a testament to a life well-lived.

Her life will be celebrated in a manner befitting the incredible person she was. As we gather to commemorate Aunt Cora, we will share stories, laughter, and perhaps a few tears, all of which are a tribute to the profound effect she had on our lives. Farewell, Aunt Cora, until we meet again.

A memorial service will be held a later time in Pennsylvania.
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