Catherine A. Derr


Catherine A. (Peters) Derr, 84, of Milton, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. She was born Dec. 29, 1932, on the family farm in Union County, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Ruth E. (Hassinger) Peters. In 1954, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunbury, she married William L. Derr and they celebrated 22 years of marriage until his death on June 5, 1976. Catherine was a graduate of Sunbury High School, Class of 1950. She went on to work for Westinghouse, Sunbury, Chef Boyardee, Milton, and Penn Cheese, Winfield. Catherine was also a nanny. Catherine was a member of a card club with whom she became close friends with over the years. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, gardening, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. Catherine is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gil W. and Karen L. Derr, of Selinsgrove; three grandchildren, Rex and Emily Derr, of Selinsgrove, Travis and Robin Derr, of Port Trevorton, and Dustin Mark, of Pensacola, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Mason, Bella, Leah, Bradley, Bentley, and Trevor; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Thomas Reed, of Selinsgrove; her companion of more than 40 years, Truman Troutman, of Millersburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucinda Mark; and four brothers, Charles, Herald, Archie and Marlin Peters. A public viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front St., Milton, followed by the funeral at 11. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 or at Send online condolences to
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