But things never remain the same. The retired couple raised four sons and is now looking to downsize. So, the home is for sale.
“It is very peaceful here,” Patricia Sheba said, noting the home is on a cul de sac. Neighbors also have no plans to build and the Shebas carefully landscaped their back yard, placing a row of trees and then a row of ornamentals to create a screen.
“It is a quiet street and the people who live on it are quiet,” Ron Sheba said. “We will miss this neighborhood.”
Another feature is the property has a spectacular view of the mountains east of Uniontown
Ron is well known in the area, having served for 20 years as superintendent of Laurel Highlands School District before retiring. Patricia also taught in Laurel Highlands schools more than 22 years
The Shebas built the home and have 23 years worth of memories to take with them to a new, smaller ranch home at Cross Creek Estates, also near Uniontown.
Holidays were especially festive. “At Thanksgiving we would host 18 or 20 or more people. We'd cook and set up a buffet,” on the marble-topped kitchen island and have tables set up for everyone to sit in the long, formal dining room. They repeated it all at Christmas, “another special time for our family and friends,” she added.
“I love to bake,” Patricia said, adding that the kitchen island was the center for her production of nut rolls, ten, 12, sometimes more, at a time.
Toys, electronics and a pair of appliance boxes in the basement family room provided entertainment for the grandchildren. Patricia said it made no difference what time the kids arrived: “They would immediately go to the family room to play.” Their favorite feature were the pair of appliance boxes Ron modified. “They'd play castle and dragons and forts. If it was 11 o'clock at night when they came in, they would go straight to the family room,” he said.
“But we have come to where we need to downsize,” Ron said. “It has been an emotional decision for us as well as factual,” meaning they see the necessity of the move.
With more than 3,000 square feet of space, the home offers an abundance of room and storage areas. There are two generously-sized walk in closets; a small second floor room that could be used as a walk in closet or another bedroom; large closets with folding doors in each of the four bedrooms as well as in the master bath and hall leading to the master bedroom and kitchen pantry.