Rebecca Elizabeth (Allen) VanPelt died at the age of 41 on March 8, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio.
Her celebration of life was held at 2PM at Stark Memorial Funeral Home in Salem, Ohio.
Becky was born August 10, 1980, in Louisville, KY, and is the daughter of Richard David Allen and Denise Rachele (Dorsey) Hatchett. She was unmarried at the time of her death, but had been married from 2005-2016 to Robert VanPelt of Struthers, Ohio. At a young age, her parents moved to Ohio and she graduated from Boardman High School. She later moved from Ohio to Holdenville, Oklahoma in 2008 and in 2011 moved to Antlers, OK. While in Antlers she worked as a CMA (Certified Medication Aid)/CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) at the Antlers Manor. For 20 years, she loved what she did and adored her patients. In 2020, she moved back to Ohio to be closer to her children Noah VanPelt (20) and Destiny VanPelt (23).
Becky loved crafting, shopping, attending concerts, eating, relaxing, road trips, going for walks, swimming, watching football, DIY projects, watching television, creative writing, and napping. She was her children’s #1 fan and had lots of decals on her car to support them. In her younger years, she was a baton twirler and dancer, she played the piccolo and flute for the marching band, and was a frequent pageant performer.
Preceding her death were her maternal grandparents, Sam Dorsey and Bethel Dorsey of Louisville, KY, her paternal grandparents, Dan Allen and Francis Allen of Youngstown, Ohio, and her mother, Denise Rachele (Dorsey) Hatchett of Roscommon, MI.
Surviving are her 3 children Noah VanPelt of Sebring, OH, Destiny VanPelt of Struthers, OH, and Sadie and her husband Shylor Lawrence of Antlers, OK; Grandchildren, Jackson and Greyson Lawrence of Antlers, OK; Father, Richard Allen of Youngstown, OH; Sisters, Melissa Allen of Havelock, NC and April (Broadhurst) Webb of Akron, OH; Brothers, Patrick and Franklin Broadhurst of Akron, OH; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
“I know you will always believe in me. You always did and you told me every day. I love you and I miss you so much mama.” -Noah VanPelt
“She always cared for her kids dearly. She was the person who we could talk to and would not get mad at us for what we had to say.” -Destiny VanPelt
“You were always there beside me, encouraging me and pushing me to be the best I could be. I don’t know how we will make it without you. I love you.” -Sadie Lawrence
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