Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Pastor Ronald L. Follett, 84

Pastor Ronald L. Follett, 84, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at the Beaver Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Pastor Follett was born on January 22, 1937 in Ellwood City to the late James and Margaret (Burnside) Follett. He had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1954. For 31 years, Ronald worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Koppel. In 1986 he was ordained as a minister at the Church’s of God General Conference in Findlay, Ohio. He served as Pastor for 6 years at the Mount Hope Church of God in Leechburg, PA, 6 years at the Templeton Church of God in Templeton, PA, and 3 years at the Ursina Church of God in Ursina, PA. Following his retirement he served as an Interim Pastor for other churches officiating weddings, funerals, and teaching Sunday School Classes. Presently he is a member of the Lillyville Church of God in Franklin Twp.. His favorite past times where watching sports especially Ellwood City and Riverside High School sports, and hunting and fishing with his son and grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his wife, Shirley (Murray) Follett whom he married on February 21, 1958, his son, Timothy Follett of Franklin Twp., his daughters, Kimberly (Burlin) Long of Rochester, Kristine (Pastor John) Dodds of Mansfield, Ohio, and Rebekah (Chad) Dwyer of North Sewickley Twp., his grandchildren,  Lisa (Bill) Meyers, Kim (BJ) Seeger, Joanie (Chris) Sprague, Amanda Radaker, Jennifer Dodds, Erin (Kyle) Federkins, Grayson Dwyer, and Garrett Dwyer, and his eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lana Dee (Dave) Barns of Ellwood City, and his Brother, Larry (Connie) Follett of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his granddaughter, Bailey Dwyer.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 1-3 pm and from 5:00 pm until the time of the service at 7:00 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. with Pastor Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will be at the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Pastor Follett’s name may be made to the Lillyville Church of God, 408 Hickernell Rd., Ellwood City, PA 16117.


  • Dee Spice Posted March 31, 2021 1:57 pm

    To my Dear sister and family. Sending my love and prayers from Florida.

  • Patrick Byers Posted April 11, 2021 4:55 pm

    Pastor Ron was my pastor, neighbor and driend from 1992-1997. He literally saved my life by transporting me to the emergency room wirh severe heart problems.i will be forever indebted to him for his kindness and humility.

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