Velma M. (Pifer) Reiter

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Velma M. (Pifer) Reiter, 99, of Luthersburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
She was born April 14, 1918, in Ramsaytown to the late Robert and Annie (Carr) Pifer.
On May 29, 1941, she married William L. "Roy" Reiter, who preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1997.
Velma was known for her baked beans. She loved to watch and listen to sports, especially all Pittsburgh teams, and she was an avid Bingo player. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Luthersburg.
Velma is survived by her son-in-law, John "Jack" Thompson; three grandchildren, Gwen (Aaron) Carmack, John M. (Mozella) Tickner, and James Thompson (Francis Yeh); and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including Robert and Sherry DeBoer, and Elton and Ruth Himes who lovingly helped care for her over the years.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughters, Patricia Tickner and Linda Thompson; and her siblings, Viola Maloney, Iva Clark, Minnie Himes, Raymond Pifer, and Dorothy DeBoer.
Friends and family will be received Monday, Oct. 16, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc. in DuBois. The funeral service will be at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Luthersburg at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, with Pastor Jennifer Gonsalves officiating. Burial will follow at the Luthersburg Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 43, Luthersburg, PA 15848 or to the Brady Township Fire and Ambulance Company, P.O. Box 157, Luthersburg, PA 15848.
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DuBois, PA 15801
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15, 2017