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Terrill, Clarence L. (Chet) January 28, 1931 - April 13, 2024

Date of Funeral

April 17, 2024

Clarence L. (Chet) Terrill, 93, of Meadville, formerly of Cambridge Springs went to be with the Lord on Saturday evening April 13, 2024.Born in Tucson, Arizona, on January 28, 1931, Chet was a son of the late Everett and Iva Smeltzer Terrill. A lifelong resident of Crawford County, Chet graduated with the Cambridge Springs High School class of 1949. Following graduation, Chet worked at General Electric and Emig Concrete Block. In 1952, Chet entered into the US Army, serving for two years. Chet married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy Boylan on August 21, 1954, and together they enjoyed sixty-four years of marriage.  Chet was employed by Meadville Malleable, Cambridge Springs High School and General Electric. In 1958, Chet began working for the Northwestern REA, retiring as chief lineman in 1993, after thirty-five years. Chet was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 381, Cambridge Springs and an active member of the Erie and Crawford County State Police for twenty-six years and the New Beginnings Church of God, Meadville. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, and working outdoors. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need, and he helped with several church building projects throughout the years. What he was truly best known for, though, was being “The Story Teller.” He had a huge number of inspirational stories, all memorized, and ready to be told to whomever he might run into, whether it be a stranger, or an old friend, or pretty much anyone! He truly touched numerous people, throughout his life, with his stories.

     Chet was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Nancy, his brothers, Nelson Terrill and Herman Terrill, and his sister, Daisy Henry. 

     He is survived by his brother Dale and his wife Jan of Reedsburg, Wisconsin; two sons: Terry Terrill and his wife Renee of Cambridge Springs and Edward Terrill and his wife Debbie of Meadville; two daughters, Kimberly Braun and her husband Milan of Meadville, and Tina Jayaseelan and her companion Wayne of Meadville; eight grandchildren; Tiffany Price and her husband Craig of Saegertown;  Tenae Gage and her husband Tommy of Cambridge Springs; Kayla Terrill of Carrollton, OH; Chance Terrill and his companion Julie of Canton, OH; Kelly Astor and her husband Kyle of Saegertown; Caleb Rhodes and his wife Cristy of Conneaut Lake, Eric White and his companion Kate of Cambridge Springs; and Samantha Kebort and her husband Josh of Cambridge Springs; twelve great grandchildren: Dakota Price, Karley Price, Celina Price, Cyrus Gage, Gunnar Gage, Eden Terrill, Kyler (wife Katie) Astor, Kaelynn Astor, Konner Astor, Kayden Astor, Gaven Rhodes and Kallie Kebort; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and two special ladies who were considered his second daughters, Judy Britton and Tammy Presock.

Friends may call at New Beginnings Church of God, Leslie Road, Meadville Tuesday, on April 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 17, from noon until time of funeral at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Venango Cemetery.

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Friends may call at New Beginnings Church of God, Leslie Road, Meadville Tuesday, on April 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 17, from noon until time of funeral at 1 pm.

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    Robin Gallant says

    To the Terrill family, So very sorry to read of the loss of Clarence. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Nancy Hauck says

    I was so sorry to read of Chet’s passing. He and Nancy are dear to my heart.

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    Jd says

    My condolences go out to Edward in his time of greif and the rest of the Terrill family.

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    Wendy Burdick says

    To the Terrill family, prayers to all of you now and in the future. Cherish your memories. Buster and Wendy Burdick

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    Curtis Bogda says

    To all of the Terrill family, I’m so sorry for your loss of your father/grandfather. Chet was a true storyteller and I enjoyed listing to him. Nancy and Chet are reunited together now.

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    Jan (Tau) Lipps says

    To all the Terrill family, I just learned that Chet passed this past week. I will always cherish the many memories of our Church of God days, Chet’s readings, swimming over at the pond, the picnics, Chet’s humor and especially his faith. We will see him again one day in Glory!

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    Dan Thomas says

    My condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers sending.

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    Dave & Shelia Faulkner says

    We are so sad to hear of your loss but so grateful for your being able to enjoy your dad for so many years. God be with you.

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