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Dawn H. Shymansky

April 12, 1938 — October 13, 2017

Dawn H. Shymansky                   

MILLPORT---Dawn H. Shymansky, 79, of Millport, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on April 12, 1938 in Bloomsburg, she was a daughter of Wilson W. and Edna L. Lynn Hauntzelman. 

Dawn graduated from Catawissa High School in Catawissa in 1956 and was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher’s College in Mansfield, Class of 1960.  She started her teaching career as an elementary school teacher at the Oswayo Valley School District in Shinglehouse from 1960 to 1966.  From 1966 to 1972 she was a special education teacher for the Oswayo Valley School District.  In 1972 to her retirement in 1994, Dawn was again an elementary school teacher in Shinglehouse.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, where she held many offices, including Deaconess.  She was a member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse and a member of the YMCA in Olean, N.Y. 

Surviving are two daughters, Jean E. Beckhorn of Shinglehouse and Tina (Sam) Dailey of Stannards, N.Y.; a son, Walter “Rick” Young of Oxford, Michigan; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann J. Swank of Tucson, Arizona; a brother, Dale W. Hauntzelman of Catawissa; and several nieces and nephews.

Dawn was predeceased by her parents.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 4pm on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, Academy Street, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Dawn’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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