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Lucy Deeter

September 22, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Lucy Helen Gibbs Deeter, 95, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

She was born Feb. 18, 1917 to the late Charles Franklin Gibbs and Helen Augusta Maxon Gibbs. Mrs. Deeter was a long time resident of Coolville. She married the late Rev. Roy Edwin Deeter on Aug. 21, 1936. She was a graduate of Carthage Troy High School. She was a homemaker, Sunday School Teacher, pastor's wife, a hospital volunteer, member of the Troy Township Senior Citizens, participated in the Athens County Senior Citizens, Ohio District Director for Wesleyan Women for 10 years, an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. She was a member of the Whites Chapel Wesleyan Church. Her desire in life was to serve God faithfully.

She is survived by daughters, Carolyn Bowser of Jacksonville, Fla., Martha Sue (Herb) Matheny of Coolville, Ohio and Faith Willoughby of Sweetser, Ind.; five grandchildren, Darletta (Martin) Martinez, Dawnita (Oscar) Toledo, Nathan Craig Matheny, Diana (Larry) Ervin and Charity (Allen) Herring; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Roy Deeter; her parents, Charles and Helen Gibbs; brothers, Harry and Dale Gibbs; one sister, Mary Becker; and two sons-in-law, Robert Bowser and Dennis Willoughby.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio. A service of Celebration will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Whites Chapel Wesleyan Church, 52270 Rice Run Road, Coolville, Ohio.

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