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Dorothy Ryen, 96

January 15, 2014

Dorothy Ryen, 96, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1917, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late John and Ruth Deitman.

She was married to Floyd C. Ryen, who preceded her in death on April 8, 2001.

She was a longtime employee of Rola-Jensen of Punxsutawney.

She was a member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God.

She is survived by two sons, Donald J. Ryen and wife Cheryl of Punxsutawney and Jack Ryen and wife Joyce of Brandywine, Md.; three daughters, Shirley Rainey of Hubbard, Ohio, Diane Prutznal and husband Joe of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Barbara Keller of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Deitman and Carl "Butch" Deitman; and three sisters, Mildred Bash, Patricia Rankin and Judy McDonald.

She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by one daughter, Eva Jean McCracken, and one son, Kenneth Ryen; and by nine brothers and sisters and two grandsons.

Friends will be received at the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Earl Flick officiating.

Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Rossiter.

The family suggests that donations in memory of Mrs. Ryen be made to the Canoe Ridge Church of God or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences can be made at faitfuneralhome.com.

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