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April 23, 2014

Beatrice C. Deane

CONNEAUTVILLE — Beatrice C. Deane, 85, of Rolling Fields, Conneautville, and formerly of Meadville and Titusville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.

She was a gift from God and was born Sept. 9, 1928. She was born and raised in Titusville, a daughter of Virgil and Ethel Gilson Shrout. In 1945, she met her new neighbor, Donald J. Deane. He had just returned from World War II in Europe and moved down the block. Love at first sight, they were married Sept. 14, 1946. After raising the family in Titusville, they moved to Meadville in 1970 where they built their own home on Shartle Road. Donald preceded her in death July 15, 2005.

Bea was previously employed for several years as a machine operator at the Queen Cutlery Company of Titusville. After moving to Meadville, she was employed at C & J Industries, Teltronics and NuTec Tooling Systems Inc.

She loved being out in God’s wonderful outdoors, gardening, getting her hands in the dirt, planting flower beds and growing her own vegetables. She took special pleasure in growing numerous fruit trees and blueberry bushes, becoming a successful backyard fruit grower.

Bea had a never ending thirst for traveling. A member of the Eat and Travel Club, traveling with Anderson Coach Tours any chance she got, and exploring new places she had never been to. One of her most memorable trips was attending the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

She had an outgoing personality and enjoyed spending much time with numerous friends that she made. On May 25, 1986, she joined millions of Americans who joined hands from Los Angeles to New York to take a stand against hunger and homelessness in America. However, she was proudest of her loving family and cherished her time spent with them. In later years, she loved keeping in touch with family by sending cards and notes on a regular basis. She was an inspiration to all that knew her and she will be sadly missed.

Bea attended New Beginnings Church of God, Meadville.

Survivors include two sons, Robert C. Deane and his wife, Mary, and Kenneth J. Deane and his wife, Margaret, both of Meadville; three grandchildren, Brian M. Deane and his wife, Lynnda, of Meadville, Roberta Jo DeCrapio of Meadville, and Christopher J. Deane and his wife, Kendra, of Haughton, La.; four great-grandchildren, Tyson H. DeCrapio, Jemma G. DeCrapio and Jack G. Deane, all of Meadville, and Brandon T. Deane of Panama City, Fla.; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Bryson L. DeCrapio of Meadville and Taelin Villarreal of Haughton; her older sister, Betty Werling of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Mae Deane; and two brothers, Robert V. Shrout and Louis F. Shrout, both of Titusville.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, where the funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with Pastor Cindy Kightlinger of New Beginnings Church of God officiating.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Oil Creek Township, Crawford County.

Memorials may be made to New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Robert and Kenneth would like to thank all of their family members, friends and neighbors for their help, and all of those who have supported the family with their prayers and visits. In addition, special thanks to the doctors and all of the nurses at Meadville Medical Center for the excellent care their mother received, and would like to personally thank all of the nurses and caregivers at Rolling Fields for taking such good care of their mother and for their friendship to her.

Memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net.

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