Nayon B. (Rittenhouse) Halye
Nov. 30, 2018
Nayon B. (Rittenhouse) Halye, 81, passed away Nov. 30 in St. Joseph Hospital.
She was the loving wife of the late James W. Halye, who died Dec. 16, 2006.
Born in Hazleton, she was the beloved daughter of the late Ralph B. and Myrtle E. (Slusser) Rittenhouse.
Nayon was a 1954 graduate of Beaver High School and a 1969 graduate of Geisinger Hospital, where she received her degree as a licensed practical nurse.
She was employed by Wernersville State Hospital as an licensed practical nurse for more than 20 years.
Nayon was a devoted member of the Hamburg Seventhday Adventist Church, where she led out in a Bible study group and senior ministries. She was also a member of the Shartlesville Lioness Club.
She was an avid reader, especially of her Bible. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing and crocheting blankets for her children and grandchildren, and traveling with her family.
Nayon’s strong, caring and determined spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was predeceased by her grandson, Brian Halye, in 2017.
Nayon is survived by her three children, DonnaJean, wife of Roland B. Smith, Reading; James R., husband of Cindy Halye, Wilmington, Ohio; and Karl W., husband of Tammy Halye, Hamburg. She is also survived by a brother, Carl F., husband of Sandra Rittenhouse, Sugarloaf Twp.; nine grandchildren, Ellen, Eric, Kory, Amie, Kathleen, Myles, Kristopher, Kimberly and Michael; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Hamburg Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 22 Willow Road, Hamburg, with burial to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Viewing will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the church.
Contributions may be made to the Hamburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, 22 Willow Road, Hamburg, PA 19526.
Burkey and Driscoll Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting www .burkeydriscoll.com.