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Evelyn Marie DeBee, 94, of Washington, PA., died Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler.
Prior to moving to Washington, she resided in East Liverpool, Canonsburg, PA. and Houston, PA.
She was born, August 12, 1924, in Chester, a daughter of the late Clyde Earl and Madora S. McGaffic.
Ms. DeBee attended The Holiness Gospel Way Church of Canonsburg, PA. She was a Protestant by faith.
She was last employed as a bundler and die cut stripper for Grief Bro’s Corrugated Box Plant from 1970-1985.
Before working for Grief Brothers, she was employed by East Liverpool City Hospital and Homer Laughlin China Company.
Ms. DeBee was an inactive member of the American Legion Post #175 and a former member of the VFW Post# 191 in Canonsburg, PA.
On December 7, 1942, she married Edgar Austin DeBee of Newell, WV, who passed away August 18, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, George Robert McGaffic and Glenn Clyde McGaffic.
Surviving is two sons, Wayne E. DeBee and William (Bill) DeBee, both of Washington, PA.; daughter, Marie Elaine Bosworth of New Castle, PA.; brother, Allen Edwin McGaffic of East Liverpool; sisters, Norma M. Fry, Betty R. James and Karen N. Taylor, all of East Liverpool. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Edgar Allen DeBee, Wayne Edgar DeBee Jr., Waynette Marie Neason, Susan Elaine Miles, Diane Marie Bosworth, Steven Jacob Bosworth, Christine Marie DeBee, Tammy Lynn Debee, Bruce Wayne DeBee and William Matthew DeBee and many great-grandchildren.
Rev. John Frazer will celebrate Evelyn’s life, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 1:30 PM, the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Interment will follow at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester. Friends may visit with the family 2 hours prior to the services from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM.