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Daisy K. Reiter, 79, of Philipsburg, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. at her home.
She was born Aug. 25, 1936, in Lewisburg, a daughter of the late Clark B. and Maude E. (Bensinger) Zimmerman. On June 3, 1978, in Lewisburg, she married Edward P. Reiter who survives.

Daisy was a 1953 graduate of Lewisburg High School and received her bachelor's degree in education from Penn State University in 1957.
A retired teacher of the Philipsburg Osceola School District, she taught for 23 years at the former Wallaceton Boggs Elementary School. She had also taught in New Cumberland, Hershey and Topeka, Kan.
Daisy was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Philipsburg, where she was a member of the choir and church council.
She was a member of Valley Voices and enjoyed walking, writing, knitting, Penn State Football and spending time with her family. Daisy recently authored Cora, It's War. She also had a love for golden retrievers.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth White, of Castle Rock, Colo., Kathryn M. Ellis and her husband, Dr. Tom Ellis, of Boalsburg, Ann Marie McCarty and her husband, Dr. David McCarty, or Colorado Springs, Colo., and Amy Marie Reiter, of New Hampshire; two sons, Russell Reiter, of Roanoke, Va., and Ed Reiter and wife, Lisa, of State College; one sister and brother-in-law, Elva M. and Harry Fritz, of Lewisburg; one brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Clark B. and Christine Zimmerman, of Parker, Colo.; and 10 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lorraine Grenoble.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 215 Laurel St. Philipsburg.
In lieu of flowers, Daisy requested memorial contributions in her memory be made to Emily Whitehead Foundation (www.emilywhiteheadfoundation.org), First Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 377, Philipsburg, PA 16866, Honor Therapy and Assistance Dogs, Inc. (ann@HonorTherapyDogs.org), or Military Families Ministry (www.militaryfamiliesministry.com).

Arrangements are under the direction of the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre St., Philipsburg.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.dahlgrefuneralhome.com.
Published on September 6, 2016
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