Beatrice Flora and Duane Earl Arisman, both 90 of Enon Valley. Bea peacefully went to be with Jesus on Friday, February 4,2022. Duane was reunited with her on Tuesday, February 8,2022 together they will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Duane was born on March 2,1931 in Jennerstown, PA to the late Lawrence and Emma (Weaver) Arisman. Bea was born close by in Gray, PA on August 27th of the same year, to the late John and Helen (Nellie) Rose.
On August 21,1954 they married in Jennerstown, PA, a marriage lasting 67 years. After serving with the United States Air Force for four years, Duane and Bea settled in Beaver Falls, and later moved to Chippewa Twp. where they raised their three children.
Bea was a very gifted seamstress and excelled at intricate painting of ceramics, especially dolls. Lovingly known as “Aunt Bea”, she babysat many children in her home in years past.
Duane was a pipefitter and welder for Babcock and Wilcox until its closing. He later worked for T L Ferguson until he retired.
For 16 years Duane and Bea portrayed Santa and Mrs. Claus working in malls in Maryland, Florida and North Carolina. Bea designed and sewed all their Santa costumes.
In later years they moved to their son’s farm in Enon Valley where Bea enjoyed gardening, flowers and bird watching. Duane gardened and helped on the farm. He was still driving tractor up to and including the 2021 Fall planting season. They also enjoyed getting away to spend time at their cottage at Mahaffey Camp.
They were faithful long-time members of Chippewa Alliance Church. Bea longed to be in Heaven with her Savior Jesus Christ and Duane longed to be wherever Bea was.
They were preceded in death by two babies, David and Richard; Bea’s brother and sister, John Rose and Martha Stern and Duane’s brother and sister, Donald and DoraEtta Arisman.
They will be sadly missed by a son and daughter-in-law, Duane Arisman Jr. and Christine, Enon Valley; a son, Mark Arisman, Kingsville, MD; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Tom Gaffney, West End, NC; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and Bea’s sister, Barbara Grace, Chippewa Twp.
Friends will be received Friday from 12 Noon until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. in the Chippewa Alliance Church, 3629 37th Street Ext., Beaver Falls with Reverend Dan Muir.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chippewa Alliance Church, Great Commission Fund, 3629 37th Street Ext., Beaver Falls, PA 15010
HILL AND KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, www.hillandkunselman.com , was in charge of arrangements.
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