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Dawn H. Shymansky

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.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Dawn, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

 




Guestbook

To Dale and Annie,
Dawn and I were classmates and good friends in school. We graduated together in 1956. I will always have fond memories of her

Sincerely,
JoEllen Harder Hornberger

JoEllen Harder Hornberger Oct 20 2017 12:00 AM

Dawn was so filled with caring, love and compassion for those around her and will be missed by so many of us. As freshmen, Dawn was one of the "Bathroom Alley" girls in the North Hall dorm at Mansfield. Those of us that were assigned these four rooms so close to the bathrooms on each floor were so blessed, because our friendships were cemented and remain strong to this day, and at the appointed time we will meet again!

Lavada Platt Riggins Oct 19 2017 12:00 AM

Family and Friends, So sorry to hear about the passing of Dawn ,a former college roommate and dear friend. We had many good times together and corresponded over the years. I will miss her.

Nancy Miller Werkheiser Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dawn Shymansky

Carolyn Gustin Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the passing of my former college roommate and dear friend. We had many fond memories. Even though the miles separated us we were able to keep our good friendship through correspondence. Dawn will be missed. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

Nancy (Miller) Werkheiser Oct 18 2017 12:00 AM

Dale, and families,
So sad to learn of Dawn's passing. Remembering family in Catawissa. I still correspond with sister, Ann, in AZ. Recently talked to her in August.
Phyl (Brown) Shull

Phyllis (Brown) Shull Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dawn Shymansky

Alice Walter Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

I didn't know Dawn well. But I know her brother. But I wish the family my condolences. May God Bless the family.

Homer and Alice Walter Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dawn Shymansky

Karen Evingham Wyckoff Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dawn Shymansky

The Walter Girls, [Brenda, Glenda, Jean and Zelda] Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

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