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Charlotte K. "Charlie" (Crider) Peirsel

September 18, 1953 ~ March 7, 2021 (age 67)


Charlotte K. “Charlie” Peirsel, 67, of Meadville died at home surrounded by her family Sunday, March 7, 2021.


She was born September 18, 1953 in Butler, PA a daughter of Charles K. and Ethel M. Bachman Crider.  She married Paul E. Peirsel, MD September 29, 1978 and he survives.


She was a graduate of Knoch High School and the Butler Hospital School of Nursing.  She worked as a registered nurse first at Somerset Hospital and then for over 20 years at Wesbury United Methodist Community.  She was proud of the Charlie’s Angels nursing scholarship that is awarded annually at Wesbury in her honor.


She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as Deacon.  She was always hard working and enjoyed raising her children and spending time with her family.


Survivors, in addition to her husband Paul, of 42 years, include: five children, Wendy Chavez (Randy) of Dallas, TX, April Kretchman (Tim) of Meyersdale, PA, Matthew Peirsel of Phoenixville, PA, Mark Peirsel (Melanie) of Meadville and Luke Peirsel (Dana) of Pittsburgh; twelve grandchildren, Chantelle Ankeny (Joshua), Noah Ansell, Conner Chavez, Carter Chavez, Tim Kretchman, Emily Sayler, Elizabeth Sayler, Joshua Kretchman, Sydney Peirsel, Owen Peirsel, Evelyn Peirsel and Logan Peirsel; two great grandchildren, Griffin Ankeny and Charlotte Rhenlee Ankeny; four sisters, Mary Davison (Bob) of Atlanta, GA, Wendy McCoy (Dale) of Philadelphia, Louise Crider of Houston, TX and Tracy Zdilla (Jerry) of Butler; two brothers, Bruce Crider (Anna) of Butler and Lew Crider (Rosie) of Butler and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Crider.


Calling hours will be Thursday, March 11th from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty Street, Meadville.  The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the church with Rev. Dr. Brian K. Jensen, Pastor, officiating.  Masking and social distancing per CDC guidelines will be followed.  The funeral service will be livestreamed, please use the following link:


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church 890 Liberty Street or Charlie’s Angels Scholarship, c/o The Wesbury Foundation, 31 N. Park Avenue both of Meadville, PA 16335.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville where memories and condolences may be shared at

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March 11, 2021

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Meadville
890 Liberty Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Funeral Service
March 11, 2021

4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Meadville
890 Liberty Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Video is available for this event


First Presbyterian Church
890 Liberty St., Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-333-2161

The Wesbury Foundation
31 N. Park Avenue, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-332-9264

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