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OTEGO - Deanna Beers Utter, 73, of Otego, passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 24, 1944, in Oneonta, the daughter of the late Ira and Doris (Williams) Beers.
Deanna attended Otego Central School and graduated in 1962. In 1965, she entered Davis College in Johnson City and graduated in 1967.
For several years she worked at Gladding Keystone and Corning Class Company in Oneonta.
On Feb. 3, 1973, Deanna married Gordon C. Utter. They had one son together, Ira Gordon Utter.
In 1976, Deanna started working for A.O. Fox Hospital as an aide in the x-ray department. She then transferred to the surgery unit. She retired in 2006 to take care of her husband.
Deanna loved Otego and the farm life as well as watching and feeding the birds. Her love for God and all her family was evident.
Deanna is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ira and Jessica Utter and two grandsons, Ira Jordon Utter and Logan David Utter of Unadilla; three step- children, Donna and Donald Haney, David and Kathy Utter and Patti and Ronald Miller; six step-grandchildren; several great-step-grandchildren; two sisters, Irmabelle Sheldon and Joyce and Bruce Shultis; brother,Ted and Terri Beers; sister-in-law, Dawn P. Beers; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her nieces and nephews, Colleen and Gary Bushnell, Laurel Johnson and Mark Sheldon, helped her in so many ways for many years. May God Bless them!
She was predeceased by her parents, Ira and Doris Beers; husband, Gordon Charles Utter, to whom she was married for 38 years; brother, Charles Beers; brother-in-law, Charles J. Sheldon; stepson, Richard G. Utter; great-niece, Jennifer L. Robinson; two aunts and an uncle, Pauline W. Bartlett and Clynita and Bart Sheldon.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 1, in the Union Church Cemetery, Unadilla.
To light a candle or send an online condolence, please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.
Published on November 24, 2017
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