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,