SYLVESTER -- Mrs. Elisabeth H. Deal, 76, of Sylvester died Monday March 19, 2012 at Sylvester Health Care.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday March 23, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery with Mr. Faron Hamner officiating.

Mrs. Deal was born in Niederlangenau, Germany on October 20, 1935 to the late Gustav and Anna Lahr Rumler. She had lived in Worth County since 1958. Mrs. Deal was a homemaker and was formerly employed with Coats and Clark for 35 years. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, keeping her yard clean and playing bingo. Mrs. Deal was of the Catholic Faith.

Survivors include her daughter, Maria Deal of Winter Park, FL; sons, Walter Deal (Linda) of Sylvester; Leeo Deal (Lisa) of Sylvester; Paul Deal of Sylvester; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; brother, Gunther Rumler of West Germany and sister, Inge Gempel of West Germany.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Deal was preceded in death by her husband Wathen Deal on December 6, 2004 and a brother Hans Rumler.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.

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