Rose Eileen Deeter, 80, of 451 Deckards Run Road , died peacefully at 11:20 AM ,January 13, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Born June 17, 1932 in Cranberry, PA, Rose was the daughter of the late Paul and Margaret (Miller) Ralph.
On April 18, 1952, she was married to Wayne Eugene Deeter. They celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 18, 2012.
Together with her husband she owned and operated Wayne Deeter and Sons Dairy Farm.
She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially watching them show their dairy cows.
In addition to her husband, Rose is survived by her son, Robert Lynn Deeter and his wife, Debra, her daughter, Diane Elizabeth Deeter and her fiance, Dave Smith, and her daughter-in-law, Debra Ann Deeter, all of Utica.
She is additionally survived by her sister, Betty Jean Gesin, of Hobart, IN, her five grandchildren, Holly Johnson and her husband, Kevin, of Cochranton; Paula Deeter of Volant; Brad Deeter and his wife, Brittany of Cochranton; Barbie Tolla and her husband, Dan, of Orwell, OH; and Becky Deeter of Utica, and her four great-grandchildren, Madison Rose Johnson; Kyle Ross Johnson; Brooke Nicole Tolla; and Brandon Wayne Deeter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Paul Deeter, her brothers, Cyril and Bill Ralph, and her sister, Phyllis Keverline.
Family and friends of Rose will be received at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street, Franklin, on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013, from 2:00 - 4:00PM and 7:00-9:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev. David Cope pastor of the Canal Wesleyan Methodist Church and Rev. Mark Deeter pastor of the Rimersburg Wesleyan Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Peters Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Venango County Fair, Inc., 867 Mercer Road, Franklin, PA 16323 and/or Utica Volunteer Fire Department (Ambulance Fund), PO Box 83, 3860 Academy Street, Utica, PA 16362.
To send online condolences, flowers, cards, or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.