Marie A. (Yex) Babines, 97, of New Alexandria, PA, formerly of Donora, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 26, 2021 at her home. She was born July 7, 1924 in West Newton, PA. Daughter of the late Samuel and Marian (Lawson) Yex. Marie was a graduate of West Newton High School Class of 1942. As well as, attending and receiving a license from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. In her younger years, she was a beautician and drove truck for Diamond Cleaners in Donora, PA. Marie was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in West Newton, PA. She was also a previous member of the Donora Lutheran Church until its closing; where she held the position of Vice President of the church council for many years and was on LCW (Lutheran Church Women). Marie was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She was very family oriented; spending every Sunday with her husband, children and immediate family. Marie enjoyed dancing, shopping and listening to WWSW on the radio at home. She was a great cook and baker and loved animals; feeding many neighborhood animals. She is preceded in death by both parents, one granddaughter – Anna Marie Savini, one sister – Daryle Backstrom and one son-in-law – Jack Savini. She is survived by her loving husband of 77 years – Emil P. Babines, one son – Dennis Babines and wife Guinevere of Albright, WV, one daughter – Nanette M. Savini of New Alexandria, PA, four grandchildren – Shawn (Amy) Babines, Kirk (fiancé Renee Gilbert) Babines, Darcy Babines, Jayna (Joe) Taylor, Todd (Amy) Savini and six great grandchildren. Friends will be received on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA – Ronald A. Rich Jr., Supervisor/FD. A funeral service will be held at 12 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Matthew Stabe officiating. Interment will follow at the Westmoreland Memorial Park Cemetery in Greensburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to a charity of your choice.
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