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Rosie G. (Younkins) VanDyke

Born: Wed., Feb. 11, 1931
Died: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 16, 2020
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Feb. 17, 2020
Location: Redmond Funeral Home Inc.

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Rosie G. VanDyke, 89, formerly of Freeport and Butler, passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot. Rosie was born on February 11, 1931 in Winfield Twp, a daughter of the late Mary Elizabeth (McEwen) Younkins and James Allison Younkins. She married William B. VanDyke on September 19, 1953; he passed away in 2000. She was a 1949 graduate of Freeport High School. She had worked at G.C. Murphy's in Kittanning, Liberty Mirror in Brackenridge and Moonlight Mushroom in Winfield Twp. Rosie was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeport. She was a member of the Church Council and also supervised the Sunday School Program. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Freeport Chapter 179 and Kittanning Chapter 277. She was Past Mother Advisor for the Freeport Chapter International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, quilting, gardening and craftwork. She has handmade and donated over 300 lap robes to the V.A. Hospital and over 3,000 Christmas ornaments to the V.A. Hospital and nursing homes. Rosie is survived by her daughter Cheryl A. Harvey and her fiancée Alan B. Campbell of Chicora; three grandsons Connor M. and his fiancée Alissa Wulff of Karns City, Shane P. and Dillon B. Harvey of Chicora; and her brother Elzy D. and Sara Ann Younkins of Smethport. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Jacob Roy Younkins. Family and friends will be received on Sunday February 16th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home, Inc. 524 High St. Freeport. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 17th at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Bob Keplinger officiating. Burial will be held in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South Buffalo Vol. Fire Dept. 385 Iron Bridge Rd., Freeport, PA 16229

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Preston Younkins
   Posted Thu February 13, 2020
Cheryl: You have my deepest sympathies.

Karen ( Baker) Zambotti
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
Cheryl, I’m sorry to hear of your loss, you have my deepest sympathy.

Kathie Van Dyke Ehrman
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
My sympathy in the death of your mom. I remember your dad being at the farm so many times thru the years and your mom active in the community. Your Aunt Ginny and Uncle Glenn always looked so forward to Thanksgiving with all the family at your Dad and Mom’s.
I remember you, your mom, and boys coming to the farm and your mom being so proud of her grandsons.
Blessings, Cheryl

Janet and Ted Kaltwasser
   Posted Sun February 16, 2020
Cheryl; You have our deepest sympathy.

Linda and Steve Lucas
   Posted Sun February 16, 2020
Cheryl, you were so good to your Mom... I’m sure you and your boys have many good memories. I. Sorry for your loss and I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral home. Gods blessings to all.

George Sosnick
   Posted Tue February 18, 2020
Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I just had found out as I was looking at the funeral home website for the uncle of a friend and saw your mom. I knew her right away without even seeing her name and wish that I could have stopped to pay my respects. Take care and keep those memories of your mom going strong.... George

Pat Paul
   Posted Fri March 06, 2020
Cheryl –
I was searching through this website for other records and was so sorry to learn that your mom has passed. I hope that you & your family can find comfort through a difficult time by recalling great memories, and believing that she will rest in peace.

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