ALTADENA, Calif. - Elizabeth Lewis DeChant, 92, formerly of Niles, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the home of her granddaughter after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Niles, the daughter of Daniel and Margaret Dennis Lewis.
Elizabeth had worked at Ravenna Arsenal and General Electric in Warren and was a member of St. Rose Parish.
She is survived by her daughter, Betsy DeChant-Morris; sons, Cyril Joseph DeChant Jr. and Dennis Evan DeChant, both of Girard; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril J. DeChant; a son, Joseph, who died as an infant; two sisters; and eight brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Rose Church, preceded by a prayer service at 10 a.m. at Blackstone Funeral Home.
Family will receive relatives and friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Girard City Cemetery.
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