Beverly Dunham

Beverly Ann Dunham, 76, of Deadmans Run, Pittsfield, Pa., died Monday, June 26, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, Pa., after an extended illness.

Beverly was born April 17, 1941, in Erie, Pa., a daughter of the late Elmer and Estella Messenger Tripp.

Beverly was raised and educated in Spring Creek, Pa., and was a 1950, graduate of Corry Area High School. She then attended Edinboro State Teachers College and earned her Bachelors Degree in 1963, and her Masters Degree in 1967, in Elementary Education. She then taught Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades at Pittsfield Elementary School from 1963 until 1978.

Beverly was a member of the Berea Lutheran Church and was a former active member for many years at the Spring Creek Congregational Church. She was also a member of the Warren Parent Teacher Association and Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR). Beverly enjoyed traveling, antiquing for post cards and other collectable items, cooking, canning and spending time with her granddaughters.

In addition to her parents, Beverly was preceded in death on September 12, 2012, by her husband, Frederick L. Dunham, whom she married on October, 20 1973, in Columbus, Pa.

Beverly is survived by her daughter Elizabeth “Betsy” Dunham and her companion Brian Cohick of Erie, Pa.; a sister Carol Kireta and her husband George of Akeley, Pa..

Also surviving are two granddaughters, Hayley and Alondra Dunham, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Family and friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Berea Lutheran Church, junction route 6 and 958, Pittsfield, Pa. Pastor Nancy Schwanke of Hassel Valley Lutheran Church, Chandlers Valley, Pa., will officiate.

Burial will be in Berea Lutheran Cemetery, Pittsfield, Pa.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation at or Berea Cemetery Association, c/o Ardelle Johnson, 115 College St. Youngsville, Pa. 16371.

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