Elizabeth Beth (Dore') Van Gelder

Born: Sat., Sep. 14, 1946
Died: Mon., Dec. 24, 2012

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Dec. 29, 2012

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Elizabeth “Beth” A. VanGelder, 66, of W Fifth Avenue, Warren, PA, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at Warren Manor.

Beth was born September 14, 1946, in Washington, DC, the daughter of the late Francis and Gladys Mitchell Dore'. Beth was a graduate of Kane High School.  She then went on to become a nurses aide and worked at various nursing homes in the area, including Warren General Hospital and the Grandview Nursing Home.  She enjoyed watching old movies and soap operas.

She is survived by her companion of thirty two years, Randy Hedstrand, Warren, PA; one son,  Nathan Miller, Pittsburgh, PA; one brother, Francis Dore', Sanford, ME; three half sisters, Sharon Dore', Etobicoke, Ont, Canada, Kathleen Landi, Lake Ridge, VA, and Laura Sender, Springfield, MO; one half brother, Daniel Dore', Kane, PA; one step brother, Dan Bauer, Washington, PA; one step sister, Deborah Moskal, Houston, PA; one aunt, Mary Shinn, Brook Park, OH; one uncle, Bob Mitchell, Pewaukee, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Edward Dore'.

A memorial service will be held at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Pennsylvania Avenue, East, Warren, on Saturday, December 29 at 3 p.m., with Rev. Mark Rusnak, pastor, Chaplain, Asera Care Hospice of Erie, officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Asera Care Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505.

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Sharon Doré
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
To Randy- I am heartbroken about Beth's passing. I had so hoped to be able to see her again. I thank you for all the love and care you've given her all these many years. And I hope you are well. Please find strength in the memories you had with her. Peace, Love and blessings, Sharon

Barb (Stewart) and Jim Kimbrough
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
We are saddened to hear of Beth's death. We were high school friends and always enjoyed her laughter and caring attitude. Please accept our sympathy.

dan dore
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
dan and deb dore send their condolences to beths family. i haven't seen her in years and am sad i didnt get to see her...

Donna Bostaph
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
My very dear friend, rest in peace. You were the best friend a person could have asked for...you will be missed.

Skip Stewart-Dore
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
Beth was my sister; the "tough" one of the three of us. She took after our mom in many ways. I remember when she told me that college wasn't for her, dropped out and went work in the same factory where mom had toiled for the many years when she raised us. She described the assembly line work as "getting the routine down" and then letting her mind wonder wherever it pleased. I remember her perserverance after her debilitating bout with encephalitis; having lost her sence of balance and kinesthetic awareness. I remember the last time the Beth, Ed and I were together. We had such a fun time. It was too long ago. I regret not having made the effort to see her again. Beth, give Ed and Mom a hug for me. Skip

Bob&Jane Mitchell
   Posted Sun December 30, 2012
Randy, Skip, Deb and Dan.... We are thankful for the life and love that Beth had, though things were rough-going for many years in a world with many hardships and sicknesses. Even so, Beth was not a complainer, but was an encourager... to family, to sick and dying people, and to us also, when illness struck. She has gone where there is no sickness, pain, or sorrow or tears, to join her Savior and parents. Life going on is hard and lonely, especially for Randy, and we are praying for God's comfort and peace, believing His promises. John 3:16

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