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Margaret K. Deeter

Margaret K. (Williams) Deeter, age 98, formerly of Catawissa, died at 10:10 p. m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Emmanuel Center For Nursing in Danville, where she was a guest since February 27, 2017.

Born in Roaring Creek Township on February 12, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Harold "Harry" and Myrtle (Wagner) Williams. She spent her entire lifetime in the Catawissa area.

Margaret was a graduate of the former Ja Mel Beauty School and operated a beauty shop in her home for 25 years, retiring in 1984. She also worked at the former Bloom Mills, Inc. and at Milco  Industries, Inc.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Catawissa her entire life. She also was a member of the former Catawese Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and the Susque Country Squares in Mifflinville.

Margaret was musically inclined and at one time had her own band, the "Sunshine Pals", playing at local carnivals and also for square dancing. Her hobby was knitting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kimber W. Deeter, on June 17, 1993; by two sons: Hayden J. Thomas and Duane Deeter; a grandson, Jeffrey Thomas; two sisters: Ruth Malefyt and Doris Warn-Emick; two brothers: Wayne Williams and Kenneth D. Williams; and a daughter in law, Joan E. Deeter.

Margaret is survived by a daughter, Rhona, wife of Larry Wintersteen, Catawissa; a son, Errol W. Deeter, Catawissa; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Edna Derrick; and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Friends may remember Margaret with a contribution to the First United Methodist Church, 228 South Street, Catawissa, PA 17820.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.


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Errol, Rhona and family
I enjoyed talking with your mom every time I visited. She always made me feel welcome. She was a delight to know and was the best cook-I loved her chicken and waffles and cookies. God bless you all. One day we will all meet again.

Sandra Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

I knew Marg from the time I was a little girl and had opportunities to see her many times over the years. She was always friendly to everyone and had such style and presence. She will be missed as she added so much to the lives of others. I always enjoyed seeing her walking up Main St. when she resided in her apt. God's peace and comfort to the family at this time.

Elaine V. Kerstetter Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Deeter

Tami & Craig Morgan and family Sep 10 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss , prayers to your entire family
Bless you , Mark and Charmayne Shaffer

Mark W. shaffer Sep 9 2017 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences. Errol, Lisa, Scott, and Eric my prayers and thoughts are with you. Love you all.

Karen Walsh Sep 9 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Deeter Family...Our sincere Christian sympathy to all of you in the passing of your loved one. What a milestone in life to have lived 98 years! Margaret always amazed us at how well she was most of those years...and so independent. You were blessed to have had her in your life all these years. She was a loving matriarch to a large, wonderful family. May God's Love and your many memories bring you comfort.
Many blessings....Karleen, Ted and Doris Smith

Karleen and Ted Smith Sep 9 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Deeter

Karleen, Ted and Doris Smith Sep 9 2017 12:00 AM

May you be pain free & strong again Grammy.

With love,

Scott Deeter Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Grammy,
How very lucky and thankful we are to have had you in our lives for so many years. Still it is hard to let you go. But we know you were ready to join God and Jesus and all your loved ones in Heaven and for that we can only be comforted in knowing that was your wish. So many wonderful memories to have in our hearts. Just know we love you dearly and miss you already. May you be pain free and happily singing with the angels. Say Hi to all of our family that we know were there waiting for you. Love you, Lisa and Dale and Boys

Dale and Lisa and Boys Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Deeter

Jessica Thomas Sep 8 2017 12:00 AM

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