Rose Eileen Deeter, 80, of 451 Deckards Run Road, Utica, died peacefully at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Born June 17, 1932, in Cranberry, Rose was a 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 fiancé, 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, Ind.; 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, Ohio, 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 Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., with the Rev. David Cope, pastor of Canal Wesleyan Methodist Church, and the Rev. Mark Deeter, pastor of 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 St., Utica, Pa. 16362.
To send online condolences, flowers, cards or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit gardinierfuneralhome.com.