Mrs. Valerie Bauer McKissick passed into the next life at 4:50pm, Monday, June 24, 2013 in St. Vincent 's Hospital, Erie. She was born October 19, 1957 in Clarendon, Pa to the late William F. and Francis G. Knepp Bauer.
A lifelong area resident, Val enjoyed camping, kayaking and hiking with her dog Crosby. She was a tremendous caregiver; sometimes to the point of not taking care of herself. As an employee at Warren General Hospital for 30 years, she spent most of her time in the Emergency Room as a medical secretary. Recently however, Valerie found the rewards of working at Abraxes with troubled and disadvantage youth.
Valerie is survived by a daughter, Margaret "Maggie" Durst, Myersdale, PA; a son Aaron McKissick, VA; a grandson Zander Durst; two brothers, Mark Bauer and wife Karen, Warren, PA and Matt Bauer and wife Kathy, Somerset, Pa; and nieces and nephews, Jennifer Krause, Ben and Bryce Bauer, and Jason, Joey, and Brent Tipton.
In addition to her parents, Val was preceded in death by her husband Jeffery McKissick, a sister, Ramona Tipton, and a brother William C. Bauer.
A memorial service will be held July 6, 2013 at 11:00am in Clarendon United Methodist Church with Rev. McClymonds, pastor, Covenant United Methodist Church officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Clarendon Methodist Church, Cancer Society or the S.P.C.A.
Arrangements are entrusted with the BordenLloyd Funeral Home.