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CLEARWATER, FLA. – Dorothy Eleanor McKinley Beda, formerly of New Middletown, died on Oct. 26, 2013, at Morton Plant Hospital with her husband and children by her side.

Mrs. Beda was born on July 30, 1927, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Philip and Helen Drumheller McKinley.

She spent her early life in Morgantown, W.Va. and moved to Dravosburg, Pa. in 1938. She was a 1945 McKeesport High School graduate.

She married Harold Beda on Oct. 19, 1946, at the Dravosburg Presbyterian Church. They resided in Girard, where their three daughters were born, Alice Jeanne (Andrew) Yiannaki of Raleigh, N.C., Janice Marie (Michael) Moliterno of Girard and Elaine Carol (Joseph) Sandy, who is deceased.

She also leaves behind a brother, Charles Stickle and seven grandchildren, Marcia Preston, Alenna Fratamico, Jeffrey Yiannaki, Jared Sandy, Jill Moliterno, Jason Moliterno and Brett Sandy.

Mrs. Beda worked for J.C. Penny’s in Liberty for 22 years, retiring as Personnel Director in 1985. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Niles, Past Matron of Sunrise Chapter No. 458 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served with her husband two times, Cauldron of Aut Mori Grotto and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She also served on the Advisory Board with Girard Rainbow Girls. She retired to Clearwater in 1993.

A memorial service will be held at a later time with interment at Belmont Park Cemetery in Youngstown.

Arrangements are by the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers.

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“So sorry for you loss. May your memories give you comfort in this time of loss”

 » Linda & Bill McKernan on October 30, 2013


 » Dottie and Vern Freeman on November 9, 2013

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