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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: Obituaries, The Derrick, August 1, 2006
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 12:03:17 -0400

The Derrick, August 1, 2006:

Paul Eugene Deeter, 429 Deckards Run Road, Utica
Betty H. Johnston, Sligo
Harry D. VanDyke, Harrisville

Paul Eugene Deeter, 51, of 429 Deckards Run Road, Utica, died at 6:08
a.m. Monday, July 31, 2006, in Hamot Medical Center, Erie, due to a
sudden illness.
Born Aug. 10, 1954, in Meadville, he was the son of Wayne Eugene and
Rose Eileen Ralph Deeter.
Mr. Deeter was a lifelong self-employed dairy farmer and also was
employed at Cochranton Co-op.
He was active in the 4-H Program and the Venango County Fair.
Mr. Deeter was a member of the Utica Volunteer Fire Department and the
Farmer's Union.
He enjoyed hauling cattle weekly to the New Wilmington Livestock
Mr. Deeter was married Oct. 21, 1978, to Debra Ann Dailey, who
survives, along with his parents of Utica.
Surviving also are three daughters, Paula Ann Deeter, Barbara Rose
Deeter and Rebecca Jean Deeter, all at home; nieces and nephews, Holly
Johnson and husband, Kevin, of Cochranton, Brad Deeter of Utica, Aaron
and Mark Dailey of Chambersburg, Laura, Lindsey and Allison Thomas of
Meadville and Zach and Katie Barthel of Wake Forest, N.C.; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
He also is survived by a brother, Robert Lynn Deeter and wife, Debra
J., of Utica; and a sister, Diane Elizabeth Deeter of Utica and her
fiancee, Dave Smith of Utica.
Mr. Deeter was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Dora
Deeter; and Paul and Margaret Ralph.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday in the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home
with the Rev. LaMounte Sayers, former pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes
Church, Cochranton, officiating.
Interment will be in Peters Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the 4-H Development Committee, 867B, Mercer
Road, Franklin, 16323, or to the Utica Volunteer Fire Department,
Academy Street, Utica, 16362.

Betty H. Johnston, 77, of Sligo, died at 3:58 a.m. Monday, July 31,
2006, in Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie.
Born Nov. 27, 1928, in Sligo, she was the daughter of Hezikeah and
Jessie Mae Courson.
In her earlier years, Mrs. Johnston worked for Owens-Illinois in
Clarion and also as a sales manager for Beeline Fashions.
Mrs. Johnston was a member of Grace Community Church in Curllsville.
She was a past member of the Lady Rebekah Lodge of Sligo and the Sligo
Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.
Mrs. Johnston was married June 25, 1948, to Thomas Johnston Sr., who
died June 30, 2006.
She was a devoted homemaker, completely dedicated to her husband,
children and grandchildren who loved her dearly.
Surviving are four daughters and their spouses, Debbie and Rodney
Flick of Rimersburg, Brenda and Connell Kendel of Sligo, Pam and Pete
Wiseman of Rimersburg and Robin and Tom Anthony of Sligo; one son and
his wife, Kevin and Dena Johnston of Sligo; a daughter-in-law, Mary
Kay Johnston of Sligo; 19 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by her special kids, the Rummel Family; three
sisters, Grace Buzard of Rimersburg, Dearle Sideris of Bedford, Ohio,
and Ruth Hull of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Johnston was preceded in
death by a son, Tommy Johnston Jr.; three infant granddaughters; four
brothers, Harry, Bob, Paul and Jackie Courson; and four sisters, Effie
Beers, Estella Summerville, Millie Eshbaugh and Gladys Schreckengost.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Grace Community
Church in Curllsville with the Rev. Dan George and the Rev. Richard
Eddinger, retired Methodist minister, officiating.
Interment will be in Sligo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Community Church Building
Fund, Curllsville, 16221.

Harry D. VanDyke
Harry D. VanDyke, 73, of East Prairie Street, Harrisville, died
Saturday, July 29, 2006, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.
Born Jan. 21, 1933, in Murrinsville, he was the son of Norman L. and
Verda M. Sloan VanDyke.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a corporal in the
Korean War.
Mr. VanDyke retired in 1995 from Cooper Energy, Grove City, where he
was employed as a machinist for 38 years. He formerly was employed
part-time at the Harold C. Jamison Funeral Home as well as at Kochers
Floral of Grove City.
He was a member of the Harrisville United Methodist Church.
Mr. VanDyke was a member of the Harrisville American Legion Post No.
852 for more than 50 years. He also was a member of the Early Bird
Bowling League and was a former member of the Harrisville Deer Hunters
He was an avid hunter and camper and liked walking and riding his
Mr. VanDyke was married Aug. 22, 1951, to Alice Bonnie McCool, who
died March 12, 2001.
Surviving are one daughter, Cynthia K. McFeaters of Stoneboro; one
son, Jeffrey D. VanDyke of Harrisville; one grandson, Jason R.
McFeaters and his fiancee, Amanda B. Strausbaugh, of Stoneboro; and
two great-grandchildren, Dacoda and Draven.
He also is survived by three sisters and their spouses, Helen L. and
Eugene O. Martin, Shirley A. and William O. Travis and Lucille and
Dennis Guthrie, all of Grove City; and two brothers and their spouses,
Earl and Lois VanDyke of Sharon and Shirl and Dottie VanDyke of
Slippery Rock.
Mr. VanDyke was an organ donor.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. VanDyke was preceded in death
by three sisters, Ruth Hoffman, Betty Maygar and Donna Crum; and four
brothers, Ray VanDyke, James VanDyke, Norman VanDyke and Paul VanDyke.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Jamison
Funeral Home, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with Pastor William E. Hastings of the Harrisville United Methodist
Church and Pastor Bill Maher of Christ Community Church of Oil City,
Interment will be in Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisville United Methodist
Church, P.O. Box 424, Harrisville, 16038, or to a charity of one's

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