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Willie Catherine Starner

Willie Catherine Starner

Dec 12th, 1928 - Apr 16th, 2019
  • Birth Date: Dec 12th, 1928
  • Death Date: Apr 16th, 2019
  • Funeral Date: Apr 22nd, 2019
  • Location: New Hope Faith Community Church, Hanover
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Willie Catherine Starner, 90, formerly of Littlestown, died Tues, April 16, at Cross Keys Village of the Brethren Home, New Oxford.  She was the widow of Clyde E. Deatrick who died in 1972, Woodrow D. Crabbs who died in 2002, Lt. Col. Edmund Ely who died in 2006 and Albert M. Starner who died in 2017.  Born Dec 12, 1928 in Gettysburg, Willie Catherine was the daughter of the late Gilbert C. & Lydia (Snarr) Crabill.  She was a 1948 Gettysburg High School graduate and was retired from LIU Hoffman Homes, Gettysburg, after 19 years of service.  She drove bus for Littlestown Area School District and had been employed with Zerfing’s Hardware, Littlestown.
Surviving are her sons, David L. Deatrick & Susan of Lampeter, Leon C. Deatrick & Sharon of Orrtanna; her daughter JoAnn Lydia Renolds of Hartwood, VA;  6 grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a step great grandchild; her brothers:  Martin Luther Crabill of Gettysburg and Joe C. Crabill of Abbottstown and her sisters:  Gladys Warner and Mary Jane Waybright, both of Gettysburg. She was predeceased by her sisters:  Annabelle Taylor, Frances Lady, Rosalee Hoffman, Ruth Wolfe and Pauline Lott.  She was a member of New Hope Faith Community Church, Hanover.  She enjoyed making quilts, playing cards and spending time with her family.  She had lived in Auburndale, FL for several years and enjoyed traveling, too.
Funeral Service is Monday, April 22, at 11 A.M. at her church with Pastor James Herbert officiating.  Viewing is Monday at church from 9:30-11 A.M.  Interment is in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg.  Memorials in Willie Catherine’s name may be sent to her church @ 33 Sunday Dr., Hanover, PA  17331.  Online condolences may be shared on

Al and Lois Benfield, Gibsonia Baptist Church, Lakeland, FL
Apr 20th, 2019 2:38 pm
We are so sorry to hear of Willie Catherine's passing. We enjoyed her and Albert's time at our church when they were in Florida.
Marian Shoemaker
Apr 20th, 2019 1:56 pm
For David, Leon, JoAnn, and families. Deepest sympathy to all of you. I learned to know Willie Catherine in high school and remained friends ever since. She will be missed.
Rick Ford
Apr 18th, 2019 3:24 am
I am so sorry for your loss. Accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences.
Nancy & Dave
Apr 18th, 2019 1:54 am
My deepest condolence to Leon, Sharon, David, & JoAnn. Your mom was a special aunt to me. She will be greatly missed. She was very talented in her quilt making. She taught Fred, mother and myself how to play the game of 13. Love you all!
Nancy & Dave
Judy and Charlie
Apr 17th, 2019 9:00 pm
David, Susan, Leon, Sharon, JoAnn and families. Please accept our deepest sympathy to the loss of your mother and grandmother. I do know she will be missed very much by all that knew her. She was a very giving lady. Love to you all. Judy and Charlie

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