Geraldeen "Gerri" Denton (1918 - 2016)

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Geraldeen "Gerri" Denton, 97, formerly of Clearfield, passed away Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born June 22, 1918, in Clearfield, daughter of the late Allen and Orpha (Ayers) Irwin. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a graduate of Clearfield Area High School Class of 1937.
Gerri enjoyed gardening, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball, and spending time with her family at their camp. She was an active member of the Centre Grove United Methodist Church in Clearfield. Mrs. Denton was a radiology technician for 15 years at the former Clearfield Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lucille Turner, Dorothy McDonald, Martha Tobias, Margaret "Peg" Hile, Sara Stephens; and brother, Mitchell Irwin; husbands, Francis A. Graham (father of her three children), John W. Wrigley and Ephriam D. Denton.
Gerri is survived by three sons, Francis (Wanda) Graham of West Decatur, Gerald (Jennifer) Graham of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Stephen (Kathleen) Graham of Rockton; six grandchildren: Robert (Tina) Shank of New Cumberland, Collin Graham of Fort Collins, Colorado, Theron (Courtney) Graham of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Nathan (Jessika) Graham of Lebanon, Pa., Karrie (Cameron) Miller of Treasure Lake, Matthew (Jennifer) Graham of Chicora, Pa.; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Centre Grove United Methodist Church, 1100 Village Road, Clearfield, Pa., with Pastor Randy Willis officiating.
Interment will be in Bradford Cemetery, Woodland, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Centre Grove United Methodist Church, 1100 Village Road, Clearfield, PA 16830 or Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 116 South State St., DuBois, PA. 15801.
Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Osceola Mills, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 16, 2016