Dorothy (Dot) Terwilliger

| February 14, 2019

Dorothy “Dot” Oma Wetzel Terwilliger Monrean, 91, of Mayfield Drive, Clarion, (formerly of Rimersburg), went to be with her Lord on February 12, 2019, at her home.

Born March 16, 1927 in Vandergrift, PA, she was the daughter of the late David B. and Ethel (Kilgore) Wetzel.

She was a graduate of Parker High School (now Allegheny-Clarion Valley School District) where she was a member of the cheerleading team.

Dorothy married Virgil Terwilliger on July 10, 1948, and he preceded her in death on May 3, 1991.

She was a graduate of Feller’s School of Cosmetology and followed that profession for two years. She then worked at Archway Cookie Company for five years before working at Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Clarion where she retired in 1988 as a Quality Control Inspector after 30 years of service.

She was married to John Monrean on March 4, 1995, and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2018.

Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother and a friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Baker Street Church of God in Rimersburg for many years where she served as a Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Secretary and Treasurer of the Women of the Church of God, as well as having served on several other church committees. She most recently attended Trinity Point Church of God in Clarion.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, attending plays and basketball games at Union High School, watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steeler games and taking trips with her friends and family. She will be greatly missed by her family, many friends, and acquaintances.

Dorothy is survived by three brothers; D. Merle Wetzel and his wife Janet of Shippenville, Russel B. Wetzel of Parker, and W. Edward Wetzel of Clarion, a son-in-law; Richard Koch of Raleigh, NC, as well as six nephews and a niece. She is also survived by four stepchildren; Patti Miller and her husband Ed of Brookville, Diane Orange and her husband John of Shippenville, John Jr. and his wife Sue of Brookville, and Gerald Monrean and his wife Patricia of Summerville, along with several step-grandchildren and step- great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in death by her only child, a daughter Christine Terwilliger Koch on July 21, 2000, and a brother Walter M. Wetzel.

Dorothy’s family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Baker Street Church of God, 277 Baker St, Rimersburg. Additional visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Baker Street Church of God before the funeral services at 1:00 p.m. with Rev John Milliron, Pastor of the Baker Street Church of God, officiating, and friend, Dan George, assisting.

Interment will follow in the Callensburg Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Baker Street Church of God, PO Box 160, Rimersburg, PA 16248.

Arrangements are being handled by the Varner Funeral Home of Rimersburg.

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