Dessie R. Beers

BELLEVILLE – Dessie R. Beers, 71, formerly of Reedsville, died at 10:57 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Valley View Retirement Community, Belleville.

She was born on Sept. 2, 1941, in Reedsville, the daughter of the late Bruce Leroy Traxler and Dorothy A. (Arnold) Traxler.

Surviving is her husband Albert S. “Sam” Beers, Sr., whom she married on Aug. 5, 1959.

Also surviving are childre: Albert S. Beers, Jr., and wife Penny, of Lewistown, Annette Jo Slemons and husband Ralph, of Lewistown, Bruce L. “Buzz” Beers, of Lewistown, Bernice L. Druckenmiller and husband Matthew, of Burnham, two sisters: Beverly Hartzler, of Belleville, and Patricia Boring and husband Jim, of Belleville, as well as eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters: Evelyn Hoy, Shirley Clark, Pamela A. Traxler, and an infant brother: Bruce Traxler.

She worked for 20 years at Scotty Fashions, and nine years at Trinity Packaging.

She had been a member of the Lewistown Moose, Fame Fire Co., Junction Fire Co., City Hook and Ladder, Lewistown Elks and Lewistown VFW.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. John Looney officiating.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.4, at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10001.