Fanny E. Alkire

June 8, 1920 ~ June 16, 2013




Fanny E. Alkire, age 93, of Butler, PA, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:04 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

Born June 8, 1920, in Rosedale, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late George W. VanBuren and Sophia Putnam VanBuren.

Mrs. Alkire was a homemaker and seamstress. For the last two years, she attended Lifesteps Adult Day Care. She was a member of North Main Street Church of God and most recently attended Discovery Christian Church in Cranberry Township. Her lifelong goal and crowning achievement was to follow her Lord and to be an example of God’s love to those who are hurting.

Mrs. Alkire is survived by one son, Darel Alkire (Brenda) of Little Rock, Arkansas, and by two daughters, Norma Mustake (George Deane) of Salinville, Ohio, and Debra Oyler (Paul) of Butler, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and one brother, David VanBuren of Rosedale, West Virginia.

Mrs. Alkire was preceded in death by her beloved husband Luther Alkire, whom she married on September 27, 1940. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Sharon Columbus and Donna Alkire; one son, Lawrence Alkire; several grandchildren; and 11 siblings.

Friends will be received Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 East North Street, Butler, Pennsylvania and Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the North Main Street Church of God prior to the funeral service.

Services will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the North Main Street Church of God, 1201 N. Main Street Ext., Butler, PA 16001 with Ethan and Debbie Harrington, Bryan Gratton, pastors of Discovery Christian Church, officiating. There will also be visitation at the Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, West Virginia, on Friday, June 21, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Noon), prior to interment. Interment will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway, West Virginia with John Edward Abersold, nephew of the deceased, officiating.





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