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1001. Mrs. Mary Scott Reitz
from The Punxsutawney Spirit May 01, 1923
Laid to Rest Sunday – One of Most
Esteemed Residents of County Paid Respect of Community
Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Scott
Reitz, who died at her home in Coolspring April 26, were held Sunday, April
29, and interment made in St. Paul Community cemetery. Mrs. Reitz was 65
years and 5 months of age at the time of her demise, caused by apoplexy,
after an illness of one year.
The deceased was
born in Washington County, 0., November 26, 1845 (sic: 1858), a daughter of
John G. and Olive Sherman Aber. She was married on December 26, 1887 to
Samuel Reitz, of Cool Spring and had lived most of her life in that town.
She was a member of the United Evangelical church and was one of the most
highly esteemed women in this county. Her death has caused deep regret.
She is survived by the following
children: Charles B. Nolf, of Homer City; Mrs. Nora G. (sic) Burkett at
home; John C. Nolf, of Youngstown, 0.; Sigworth Reitz, of Coolspring; Mrs.
Della L. Siverling, of Mayport; Mrs. Ida McMann, of Reynoldsville and Janos
(sic: James) Reitz, Of Coolspring. The following brothers and sisters also
survive: John Aber; and U. A. Aber, of Coolspring; Thomas Aber, Mrs. Alice
Haag, and Mrs. Lot R. Jordan, of Oliveburg, and George Aber, of Ohio.
1002. Mary Ruth Reitz from The Punxsutawney Spirit
Mary Ruth Reitz, 81, of Laurelbrooke
Landing, passed away at Brookville Hospital on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She
was born May 31, 1931, at Cloverdale Farm in Stanton, Pa., the youngest
child of the late Harry Webster and Jessie Ruth (Brosius) Reitz. She never
After graduating from Brookville High
School and Grove City College with an associate degree, Mary Ruth worked as
a secretary/bookkeeper at Brookville Equipment; as a secretary to Milton
Eisenhower, president of Penn State; and as a secretary for James Hysong,
superintendent of Brookville Area Joint Schools.
She then graduated from Indiana
University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. and taught in the business department
at Brookville Area Schools for one semester. At the suggestion of her
brother Jack, she served as a missionary in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo. Her expertise in accounting enabled her to audit existing accounts,
to establish bookkeeping systems as needed, and to teach missionaries and
Congolese how to keep accurate financial records.
She returned to the United States and
worked in accounting for the Board of Global Ministries of the United
Methodist Church, and later for the World Council of Churches, until her
retirement. As a resident of New York City’s Upper West Side for more than
40 years, Mary Ruth took advantage of the many concerts, operas, theater
performances, museums and parks that the city has to offer. She eagerly
shared those experiences with any family and friends who would visit her.
A person of deep faith, she was
actively involved in many ministries of St. Paul and St. Andrew United
Methodist Church, mentoring, nurturing and supporting young people. She was
passionate about political and social action.
The highlight of her return to
Brookville had been the opportunity to spend more time with family and get
to know the newest members. She had particularly enjoyed sharing the
fountain at Laurelbrooke Landing with visitors.
She is survived by two
sisters-in-law, Doris Thrush of Brookville and Margaret Reitz, Suffolk, Va.;
numerous nieces and nephews, Lucy (Fred) Holben, Donna Nolder, Max (Jenny)
Nolder, Tom (Linda) Nolder, Don (Sue Ann) Nolder, Pam Reitz (Jim Barnett),
Ruth (Bill) Ford, Ross (Jessica) Reitz, Dawn Williams, Randy Reitz, Sue
(Robert) Taylor, Harry (Camille) Reitz, Janet (David) Rimm, Brenda (Bunk)
Beatty; and numerous great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was always pleased to say that
more than 75 people called her Aunt Mary.
In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by a sister, Betty Nolder; three brothers, Robert Reitz,
Jack Reitz and Ross Reitz; and three nephews, Paul Nolder, Barry Nolder and
A memorial service will be held today
at Zion United Methodist Church, 2-½ miles north of Brookville on Route 36,
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ray Baker officiating. Arrangements are under the
direction of the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. Memorial contributions
can be made to: Zion United Methodist Church, 8668 Route 949, Sigel, PA
15860; St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 263 West 86th St.,
New York, NY 10024; or West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) 263 West
86th St., New York, NY 10024.
1003. Jo Stahlman, Dec. 11,
1929-June 28, 2012 from The Ames Iowa tribute, 06/30/2012
Loretta Joan Stahlman was born in
Foley, Ala. where her parents were working as migrant farmers. In 1930 they
moved to a dairy farm near Carlisle, where she grew up. After graduating
from high school, she worked as a bookkeeper in Des Moines and helped her
sister and brother-in-law with their restaurant there.
After her divorce from her first
husband, Louis Berard, she met Clarence Stahlman at a VFW dance in Des
Moines. In 1957 they were married and moved to Ames. Following the birth of
her daughter, Cathy, the family moved north of Ames to an acreage, where she
lived until her death. Jo loved animals and farm life, and spent many hours
working on the house, buildings, and gardens. She was a 4H leader and taught
everything from sewing to furniture refinishing.
Jo worked at Randall Foods for many
years. After retirement, she cared for Clarence until his death in 1994. She
enjoyed many hobbies, especially woodcarving, and was an avid reader. When
her health declined, she began attending Adult Daycare at Heartland Senior
Services, where she made many friends and enjoyed the activities. She looked
forward to the birth of new lambs on the farm, and insisted on going out to
see the ‘new babies’ no matter how bad she felt. It was a big disappointment
to her when she could no longer do the mowing on the John Deere she was so
Jo died peacefully at home. She was a
wonderful friend, a great mom, and a strong and talented woman. She is
survived by two sisters, Mae Wells and Pearl Lancaster; her daughter, Cathy;
and many nieces and nephews. She requested no funeral, and donated her body
for medical research. Memorials in Jo’s name may be made to Heartland Adult
Daycare where she spent so many pleasant hours.
1004. James Wade Stahlman from
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 26, 1969
HYNDMAN — James Wade Stahlman, 50, died June 25 at his home in Bullhead
City, Ariz. He was a native of Ellerslie, the son of the late Banks O. and
Bessie D. Stahlman. He was employed as a real estate broker. He is survived
by his widow, Beverly (Flynn) Stahlman; one son, Richard Stahlman; two
daughters, Mrs. Karen Herndon, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Kelley Stahlman,
at home; two brothers, Frank and Curtis Stahlman, Ellerslie, and four
sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Kelley, Springfield, Va.; Mrs. Margaret Carl, La
Vale; Mrs. Anneva Horner and Mrs. Donna Lou Shaffer, both of Hyndman.
Friends will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home.
1005. Lisa Ann (Stahlman) David
Lisa Ann David, age 44, died
unexpectedly on 29 August 2012. She is survived by her husband, Byron, and
three children, Jacob, Zachary, Sophia, her mother Nadine Stahlman and
father, Keith and his wife Toni and two sisters, Melanie and Laura. Services
are pending at this time. Please contact Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA
540-338-5561 for further information or visit www.hallfh.com to express
online condolences to the family.
1005B Lisa (Stahlman) David
unknown newspaper September 4, 2012
Lisa David, 44, died unexpectedly on
Wednesday, August 29, 2012. She was the daughter of Nadine Kovalenko and
William Keith Stahlman. Mrs. David will be most remembered as a devoted
wife, loving mother and for her endless dedication to community activities.
Her most valued success in life was family, and what she was most proud of
were her husband and children.
Survivors include her husband, Byron,
of 21 years; three children, Jacob, 15, Zachary, 12, and Sophia, 10; two
sisters, Melanie Huigen and Laura Dailey; and three nieces, Maggie Jones,
Anna Sullens and Natalie Dailey.
The family is surrounded by hundreds
of friends that are a reflection of the selfless life she led. She
consistently sacrificed her time, gave her love, and put other's needs above
Mrs. David wore her heart on her
sleeve and those blessed to have known her will cherish her memory in their
hearts forever. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday,
September 4, at the Hall Funeral Home in Purcellville, Va. and from 10 to 11
a.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints in Hamilton, Va. A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. on
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, in the church.
1006. June Marie (Swartzlander)
June Marie Wilt, 74, of 110 Bush Rd.,
Greenville, Otter Creek Twp., PA, passed away on Saturday, September 22,
2012 at 5:45 pm at her residence. June was born in Oil City, PA on June 2,
1938 to the late George and Goldie (Hazlett) Swartzlander. She was married
to Donald L. Wilt and he preceded her in death on December 10, 2000. June
and her husband, Donald, were owners/operators of the former Wilt’s Coffee
Service. June enjoyed camping and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
June is survived by 4 daughters –
Mary Campbell and her husband Brad of N. Richland Hills, TX, Brenda Bonanno
and her companion, Arthur Ammann of Fredonia, PA, Vickie Minich-Manners of
New Bethlehem, PA, Carol Wilt Shellhammer of Brookfield, OH; son – Carl Wilt
of Greenville, PA; sister – Phyllis Gardner of Ft. Myers, FL; brother –
Ronald Swartzlander of Lebanon, MO; 9 Grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter
and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and
husband, she was preceded in death by: 4 sisters, Mary Lepley, Alberta
Stahlman, Leona Scriven, Dorothy Kelly and 3 brothers, Clayton, Gerald, and
Visitation will be held Tuesday,
September 25, 2012 4:00 pm until the time of services at Osborne-Williams
Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 73-75 Columbia Ave., Greenville.
Funeral services will be held at Osborne-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation
Services, Inc., 73-75 Columbia Ave., Greenville, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday,
September 26, 2012, with Rev Jeff & Robin Sterling of Atlantic Community
Church officiating. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage, PA. Memorial
contributions can be made to: Sharon Regional Hospice and Cancer Care 2320
Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148. An online guest book can be signed at:
1007. Helen L. (Stahlman) Land
Helen L. Land, age 77, went to be with
Jesus on Thursday evening December 17, 2009) in the Hospice Care Center. She
was born May 3, 1932 in Canton, daughter to the late Carl and Addie
(Williams) Stahlman. She was a 1950 graduate of McKinley High, proudly
served our country in the United States Army and retired in 1988 from US
Chemicals and Plastics following 20 years of service.
Following her retirement she worked at
Dillards for eight years. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by
her brother, Glenn Stahlman; sister, Catherine Franzen and grandson, John
Sabo. She is survived by her son, Russell (Melissa) Land of Akron;
daughters, Cher Smith of Canton, Debbie Fayard of Akron; six grandchildren;
two great grandchildren and siblings, Eugene ( Barbara) Stahlman of Navarre,
Irene Foster of Canton and Mearl Stahlman of Uniontown. There are numerous
nieces, nephews, half brothers and half sisters also surviving.
She has been such a wonderful, loving mother and will be sadly missed. The
family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Pebble Creek
Nursing Home, especially to nurses Kathy and Jo, for the excellent care they
have given to Helen. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00a.m.
in the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel, 801 Pittsburg Ave. N.W.
Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery (Canton, Stark County, Ohio).
Calling hours will be held Monday evening from 6-8p.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her name to the Hospice
1008. Carl L. Stahlman from
the Canton (Ohio) Repository 06/17/1967
Carl L. Stahlman, 65, of 4519
Mahoning Rd. NE, Canton, passed away (Friday) in Mercy Hospital after a long
illness. Retired conductor with The Pennsylvania Railroad, Member of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Survived by three daughters, Mrs.
Catherine Franzen of N. Canton, Mrs. Agnes Foster, Mrs. Helen Land of
Canton; three sons, Eugene and Glenn of Canton, Mearl Stahlman of Hawaii;
half-daughter, Mrs. Lucille Roush of N. Canton; half-son, James Longwell of
Canton; four brothers and six sisters, all of Pennsylvania, 16
grandchildren. Services Monday, June 19, 1:30 pm at the Wideman Funeral Home
with rev Paul Sorenson officiating. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends
may call Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
and from unknown newspaper:
Carl Stahlman, 65, of 4519 Mahoning
Rd NE, died Friday in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. He was born in
Pennsylvania and lived here 45 years, retiring after 44 years as a conductor
for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Mr. Stahlman is survived by three daughters
and three sons. Services will be held at 1:30 pm Monday at the Wideman
Funeral Home. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Callers from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
pm Sunday at the funeral home.
1009. John B. 'Jack' Shouey from The Derrick 6/14/2008
John B. "Jack" Shouey, 82, of 227
Water St. (Billie Brown Building), Titusville, has gone to be with the Lord
following a short illness. He passed away at 2:57 p.m. Thursday, June 12,
2008, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie. Mr. Shouey was born July 31,
1925, in Franklin, a son of the late John and Vivian Ditzenburger Shouey.
He was a 1943 graduate of Franklin High School.
Mr. Shouey was inducted into the
U.S. Navy on Oct. 15, 1943, at USNTS in Sampson, N.Y. He graduated from
aviation machinist school at the Navy pier in Chicago and was stationed
aboard the USS Hornet. He received the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American
Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Mr. Shouey was honorably discharged
May 4, 1946, at Bainbridge, Md. He was employed by Modern Screw Machine in
Erie as foreman and retired from Amsco Corp. in Erie in 1989. He enjoyed his
family, hunting, fishing, metal detecting and playing cards. Mr. Shouey was
a member of First United Methodist Church in Titusville and the Bruce Shorts
VFW Post 5958 in Titusville.
He is survived by his second wife,
Charlotte Worden Smith Shouey, who he married May 30, 1986, in Erie. She now
lives in Titusville. Mr. Shouey is also survived by three sons, Daniel
Shouey of California, Timothy Shouey and his wife, Jennifer, of Exeter,
N.H., and John Shouey and his wife, Mary, of Carlisle; two daughters, Tonya
Knopf and her husband, Ken, of Warren, and Lisa Hughes and her husband,
James, of Waterford; and three stepchildren, Susan Lake and her husband,
Rodney, and Richard Smith and his wife, Terry, all of Titusville, and
Kristen Patrick and her husband, Kevin, of Las Vegas, Nev.
Also surviving are four sisters,
June Lake of Pleasantville, Ruth Keefer of Franklin, Page Cooper of Mount
Vernon, Ohio, and Berdina Schaff of Centrial, S.C.; two brothers, Charles
Shouey of Franklin and Richard Shouey of Philadelphia; 21 grandchildren,
eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Shouey was preceded in death in
1977 by his first wife, Sarah Bunnell, who he married in Franklin in 1947;
one brother, William Shouey; one grandson, Darrin Stahlman; and one
granddaughter, Kimberly Shouey.
Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m.
Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home,
303 N. Washington St., Titusville. Funeral services will be conducted at 11
a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Lee Baker, a United
Methodist minister and friend of Mr. Shouey, officiating. Interment will be
in Woodlawn Cemetery, Titusville. Memorial contributions may be made to
First United Methodist Church, 302 W. Walnut St., Titusville, 16354; or the
charity of one's choice.
D. Kaizer from The Dubois Courier Express Friday, August 31, 2012
James D. Kaizer, 23, Middle Ridge
Road, Reynoldsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at his residence. Born
Sept. 7, 1988, in DuBois, he was the son of Allen D. and Ann M. Stahlman
Kaizer. His parents survive.
James enjoyed riding his four-wheeler
and dirt bike in the woods and loved the outdoors. He loved music and was a
graduate of the DuBois Area High School Class of 2007.
In addition to his parents, he is
survived by his sister, Elisha Kaizer Hertwig and her husband Joshua of
Williamsport; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his
maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Stahlman, and paternal
grandparents Daniel and Charlotte Kaizer.
Friends will be received from 4-8
p.m. today at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home in DuBois. A funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Smithtown Community Church in Falls
Creek with Pastor Harold Hills officiating. Burial will be in Lakelawn
Memorials may be made to a charity of
the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made to
1011. Paul H. McManigle
Paul H. McManigle of Phoenix,
Arizona, died Sunday, April 28, 1991 at his home. He was 50 years old.
Friends will be received after 2
p.m., Thursday in the Galbraith-McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville, where
services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. His pastor, the Rev. Bernard L.
Shuey, will officiate and interment will be in the Emerickville Lutheran
Mr. McManigle was born August 3, 1940
in Emerickville, a son of Carl F. and Helen Schuckers McManigle. He was
married to Barbara McManigle, who survives.
Mr. McManigle was the
operator/manager of apartment buildings in Austintown, Ohio, and Phoenix,
Arizona. A past member of the Army Reserves, he was a member of the Moose,
F.O.E. No. (missing) of Brookville and American Legion No. 107 in Phoenix.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his mother and step-father, Helen and
Frank Ferraro of Brookville; two sons, Carl B. McManigle of Brookville and
Ronald R. McManigle of Punxsutawney; and one step-son, Charles Lands of
Virginia. Mr. McManigle was preceded in death by his father.
1012. Raymond R. Easton Jr.
from the Baltimore Sun, 10/08/2008
On Monday October 6, 2008, RAYMOND R.
EASTON, JR., age 75 of Bel Air passed away at home from cancer. Born in
Cumberland, MD he was the son of the late Raymond Easton, Sr. and Pauline
Stroup-Easton. He retired from Nabisco after 39 years as an Operational
Mr. Easton was an avid golfer and
loved to travel. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dolores Jean Kidwell;
survived by his present wife, Barbara Easton; his three children, Judy Knopp,
Brian Easton and Karen Dixon; his three grandchildren, Jennifer Knopp,
Ashley Dixon and Zachary Dixon and his brother Richard Easton.
Ray's life will be honored on
Thursday, October 9 at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel and Creation
Services, Bel Air, 3 Newport Drive (Routes 23 and 24, Forest Hill) from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 P.M. where a funeral service will be held Friday beginning at
11 A.M. Interment to follow in Highview Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers
donations may be made in Ray's name to Harford Hospice, c/o Upper Chesapeake
Health Foundation, Inc., 520 Upper Chesapeake Dr., Bel Air, MD 21014. Memory
tributes may be sent to
1013. Josephine E. (Anderson)
Reitz from Sheetz Funeral Home, Lancaster County, Pa
Josephine E. Reitz, 92, of Rheems
Nursing Center passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, November
15, 2011. Her husband Albert E. Reitz passed away in 1985.
A florist, Jo and her husband owned
Reitz Flower Shop in Lancaster for almost 30 years, retiring in 1973. An
active member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Mount Joy, she
contributed scriptural stories to the monthly newsletter, participated in
mission and church projects, and enjoyed visiting and teaching. Previously
Jo worshiped at Pearl Street U. M. Church, Lancaster where she organized the
Pearl Street Methodist Church Widow’s Support Group and earlier in her life
was a Junior Church Leader at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lancaster. Involved
in her community Jo served as a volunteer for LARC and St. Anne’s Retirement
Community, and was active in Church Women United, Lancaster Co. Council of
Churches, Lumina, and the Blind Assoc. Auxiliary. She had a deep Christian
faith and was devoted to God, her Church, her family and loved to crochet.
Born in Kane, PA, she was the
daughter of the late Arvid and Cora Mohney Anderson and graduated from
Brookville High School.
Jo will be deeply missed by her two
daughters, Cora Lynn (James) Gingrich of Manheim and Sheryl (Gary) Brinkman
of Conestoga; two stepsons, Donald Reitz, Burgaw, NC and Richard Reitz, Bel
Air, MD; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two great great
grandchildren; a sister Beverly Goodwill, Emerickville and a brother,
Clarence Anderson, Brockway.
A Memorial Service celebrating the
life of Jo will be held at St. Mark’s U. M. Church, (please use rear
entrance) 37 E. Main St., Mount Joy on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 4 pm.
Jo’s family will greet everyone following the service in Fellowship Hall.
Burial was private in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial
contributions in Jo’s name may be made to St. Mark’s U.M. Church or to
Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Online
condolences to www.sheetzfuneralhome.com Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount
1014. Dorothy (Barr) Mohney
– Unknown Newspaper - R. Lee Williams and Sons Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
DOROTHY E. MOHNEY, 81, of St. Petersburg
died Saturday at Humana Hospital Northside. A native of Pennsylvania, she
moved to the area in 1955 from in Canton, Ohio. She was a retired financial
secretary for St. Petersburg Junior College and a member of First Church of
God of St. Petersburg. She is survived by her son, David A. of Tampa; a
grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
1015. Dorothy (Kowalcyk) Miller
from The Punxsutawney Spirit
Dorothy Miller, 93, Punxsutawney,
went home to her Lord Monday, July 16, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in
DuBois. She was born June 4, 1919, in Madera, a daughter of the late Joseph
F. and Agnes E. (Brudnock) Kowalcyk. She was married to Jesse W. Miller, who
preceded her in death Feb. 16, 2006.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the First
Church of God, and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who adored her
family. She had a strong dedication to her Lord. Always reading her Bible,
Mrs. Miller was a guiding light to the residents at AM/PM Personal Care Home
and Christ the King Manor. Throughout her life, you would always find her
baking, gardening, planting flowers and canning.
She and her husband Jesse founded
Miller Brothers Furniture Store in Hudson, first selling furniture from the
basement, then expanding to a 4,400-square-foot facility. With her and her
husband's devotion to work, the business was turned over to their sons in
1984 and continues today. She was the last surviving member of her immediate
Surviving relatives include her sons,
Jesse Miller and wife Babette of Punxsutawney, Duane Miller and wife Nancy
of Punxsutawney, and James Miller and wife Tracy of Rossiter; 10
grandchildren, Pamela Jo Miller-Creighton, Jesse Miller, Jason Miller, Eric
Miller, Nathan Miller, Leticia Miller, Garrett Miller, Derek Miller, Ashlynn
Miller and Nicholas Barilar; seven great-grandchildren, Easton Renwick,
Charlie Grace Renwick, Kathryn Miller, Natalie Miller, Hudson Miller,
Harrison Miller and Clara Elizabeth Miller; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn
Kowalcyk and Dorothy Kowalcyk; and two brothers-in-law, Chuck Merrow and
In addition to her husband, she was
preceded in death by four brothers, John, Frank, Andy and Ben Kowalcyk; and
two sisters, Mary Sollomon and Helen Guilish.
Friends will be received from 2 to 9
p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A
funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the First
Church of God with Pastor Wayne Anderson and Pastor Greg Tibbs officiating.
Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Rossiter. Memorial contributions
may be made in Mrs. Miller's name to the First Church of God Youth Group or
Jefferson County Child Evangelism. Online condolences may be made at
Ella Nora (Stahlman) Williams –
unknown newspaper – The Punxsutawney Spirit
Punx'y Residents is Dead
Nora Williams, 87, mother of Corcy Williams, Mrs. Hazel Evans and Mrs. Paul
Caldwell, of Punxsutawney, died Christmas Day in her home in Indiana (Pa.).
Her death came less then two months after the death of her husband, Wesley
E. Williams, who died in Indiana on Nov.1st. Mr. and Mrs. Williams left
Punxsutawney 28 years ago and had since resided in Indiana. Mr. Williams was
the former superintendent for the now defunct Jefferson Traction Company.
Williams was born October 22, 1869, in Clarion county, a daughter of Noah
and Lessie Geer Stahlman, and was married in 1890 to Wesley E. Williams.
are one sister, Mrs. Nora Kilberer, of Centerville; eight grandchildren and
six great grandchildren; and these sons and daughters: Corcy Williams, Mrs.
Hazel Evans and Mrs. Paul Caldwell, all of Punxsutawney; Morris Williams and
Mrs. Andy Condick of Indiana.
Pastor Charles O. Liebig, of St. Peter's Reformed Church will officiate and
internment will be in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Wesley E. Williams from an unknown
Punxsutawney area newspaper 11/02/1956
Williams, of Indiana (Pa.) and a former resident of Punxsutawney, died, Nov.
1, 1956,in his Indiana home at the age of 89 years. The deceased is
remembered in Punxsutawney as superintendent of the now defunct Jefferson
Traction Company, a position he held here from 1905 to 1927. He has resided
in Indiana since 1928.
Williams was born December 10, 1866 in Clarington, Forest county, a son of
Philo & Elizabeth Williams and was married to Ella Stahlman in 1890. He was
a charter member of the F.O.E. Aerie Lodge in Reynoldsville.
are his wife and these sons and daughters: Corcy E. Williams, a former local
councilman and Mrs. Hazel M. Evans of Punxsutawney; Mrs. Miles Caldwell of
Punx'y RD 3; Morris W. Williams and Mrs. Dorothy Condick of Indiana. Also
surviving are 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Interment will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Battle
1018. Mary (Reitz) Barr –
Services Wed. for Brookville Woman -
Mrs. Mary Reitz Barr Died Sunday in Home of her Daughter At Age of 87 Years.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Reitz
Barr, 87, who died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Brehm, Sr., in
Brookville, Sunday, will be held at the Coolspring Presbyterian Church
Wednesday afternoon beginning at 2:30 o`clock with Dr. F. Benton Shoemaker,
of the Brookville Church, officiating. Mrs. Barr, one of Brookville`s oldest
residents, had been ill for several weeks and on Saturday suffered a stroke.
She was born in Beaver Township, near Pansy, on September 29, 1851, a
daughter of Godfrey and Catherine (Thomas) Reitz. She was educated in the
Possessing an unusually brilliant and
active intellect, she was exceptionally well informed on a wide number of
subjects. She was united in marriage to John I. Barr, well known Oliver
Township lumberman, farmer and Civil War veteran, on October 26, 1871, and
the couple resided in Coolspring until Mr. Barr`s death in 1909. Seven
children were born to them, five of whom survive: Mrs. Gertrude Geer,
Pittsburgh; Mrs. Florence Shaffer, Coolspring; Mrs. Cathryn Gould, Colver;
Homer H. Barr, Coolspring, and Mrs. Blanche Brehm, Brookville. Eighteen
grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren also survive. In 1917 Mrs.
Barr moved to Brookville and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Brehm.
She was a member of the Coolspring Presbyterian Church. The body will be
taken to the Coolspring Church an hour before the funeral service. Interment
will be in the Union Cemetery. Grandsons of the deceased will be pall
Mary's death certificate states she
was buried September 29, 1939, in Coolspring, Jefferson County,
Pennsylvania. Obituary from her descendant Elsie Baker, Punxsutawney, PA
1019. Joseph Edwin Stahlman
from the Butler Eagle on October 23, 2012
Joseph Edwin Stahlman Sr., 84, of
Slippery Rock Township, Butler County, passed away at UPMC Shadyside,
Pittsburgh, at 10:50 p.m. Sunday. He was born in Furnace Run, Armstrong
County, on June 18, 1928, to Roscoe Lewis Stahlman and Eleanora Wilhemina
He married Betty Faye Bell on Feb.
14, 1948. She died on March 18, 1997. Later he married Garnet M. Doerr on
Oct. 17, 1998. She survives at their home.
He graduated from Kittanning High
School in 1947. He worked at Slippery Rock University for 42 years in the
maintenance department, retiring as building maintenance supervisor in 1990.
He was an active participant in the Institute for Learning and
Retirement at Slippery Rock University. He was active for most of his life
in Boy Scouts. More recently he was active as a member of the Franklin
Astronomy Club. He loved to travel. He and his wife, Garnet, traveled the
world. He was active as a member of the Slippery Rock United Methodist
Church. He was active as a licensed ham radio operator and his call numbers
were WA3BVQ. He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife, Garnet D.
Stahlman of Slippery Rock; three daughters, Melba J. Tomeo (Michael) of
Slippery Rock, Melissa J. Truman (Daniel) of Slippery Rock and Melanie J.
McGurr (Sean) of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Joseph E. Stahlman Jr. of
Slippery Rock, Jay E. Stahlman (Robin) of Slippery Rock and Jeffrey E.
Stahlman (Laurel) of New Wilmington; and five stepchildren, Robert W. Doerr
(Lynn) of The Villages, Fla., Fredrick M. Doerr of Slippery Rock, Sharon G.
Doerr of Slippery Rock, Terry L. Doerr of Slippery Rock and Mark R. Doerr of
Slippery Rock. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 21
He was preceded in death by his
parents, his first wife, and his sister, Dorothy Ione Shoemaker.
STAHLMAN - Services for Joseph Edwin
Stahlman Sr., who passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, will be at the Slippery
Rock United Methodist Church, Franklin St., Slippery Rock, at 3 p.m.
Saturday with the Rev. Kevin McIlwain, pastor of Slippery Rock United
Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends immediately
following the service at the church. The interment at Slippery Rock Cemetery
will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of
America at www.scouting.org or Oil Region Astronomical Society, P.O. Box
1535, Oil City, PA 16301 (please mark the mark envelope "Joe Stahlman
Memorial") or the Slippery Rock United Methodist Church. Arrangements are
entrusted to the Smith Funeral Home, Slippery Rock.
1020. Carl A. Alt
Carl A. Alt, 88, of Second Avenue,
Rouseville, and 17021 Upriver Drive, Ft. Myers, Fla., died Monday Oct. 29,
2012, after a brief illness. Born June 27, 1924, in Oil City, he was the son
of the late Emma Alt Stahlman.
Carl was a private first class in the
United States Army, serving during World War II. He was married July 19,
1956, to the former Eileen Merrie Fornof, and she preceded him in death May
3, 2011. Carl had worked at Worthington for many years and retired as an
inspector from Oilwell Supply. He attended both Calvary United Methodist
Church and Plumer United Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the
Oil City VFW. Carl and his late wife spent many summers in Chautauqua, N.Y.
and wintered in North Ft. Myers, Fla. He enjoyed shuffleboard, boating,
camping and fishing.
Carl is survived by three
sisters-in-law, Sally Cox and her husband, Daniel, of Rouseville, Janet
Morrison and her husband, Chuck, of Oil City and Mary Fornof of Plumer;
three brothers-in-law, Arden Fornof of Oil City, Allen and Dorothy Fornof of
Oil City and Jerry DeWoody of New Wilmington; and several nieces and
He was preceded in death by his
mother, several aunts, uncles and cousins and in-laws. There will be no
viewing or visitation. Funeral services will take place at the convenience
of the family. Interment will be in Plumer Cemetery. Memorials may be made
to VNA Hospice of Venango County, 491 Allegheny Blvd., Franklin, 16323, or
to Plumer United Methodist Church. The Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory is
in charge of the arrangements.
1021. Ronald D. Shaffer
from The Bedford Gazette, March 24, 1969
Ronald D. Shaffer, 37, Hyndman RD 1,
died in Cumberland Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning, March 23, 1969
where he had been a patient for one month. He was born June 13, 1931, in
Hyndman a son of William and the late Pearl (Holler) Shaffer. In addition to
his father, he is survived by his wife Donna Lou (Stahlman) Shaffer and
three children, Ronald D. Shaffer, Jr., Katherine Lynn Shaffer, and Julie
Michelle Shaffer, all at home. Two brothers William H. Shaffer, Huntingdon,
and Guy B. Shaffer, Hyndman; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Harbert and Mrs. Martha
Emerick, both of Hyndman, also survive.
He was an employee of the Pittsburgh
Plate Glass Company in Cumberland, a member of the United Methodist Church,
Ellerslie, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Oscar Jordan Post
VFW of Hyndman. Funeral services: Wednesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. in Zeigler
Funeral Home, Hyndman, with Rev. Howard Smith, his pastor, officiating.
Burial in Cook's Mills Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today
and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. VFW will hold memorial services
Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
1022. Orlando P Shoemaker
The body of Orlando P Shoemaker, New
Bethlehem RD 3, farmer, was found last Saturday evening in the field where
he had been discing with a tractor.
Mr. Shoemaker was last seen about
2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Dr. David L. Miller, of this place, issued a
certificate of accidental death due to a brain injury. This injury was
suffered, it is presumed, when he fell from the tractor while it was in
motion and fell upon the disc harrow, striking his head with sufficient
force to cause death. The finding of Dr. Miller was approved by the Clarion
County Coroner, J. Ward Kier. Dr. Miller made a post mortem examination of
the body which was used as the basis for his report. No inquest was held.
Since there were no witnesses to the
tragedy, it is supposed that Mr. Shoemaker had reached back to operate a
lever of the disc harrow, lost his balance and fell upon the machine.
Although the body was bruised and cut to some extent, there was no reason to
believe that the machine had passed over it.
The tractor kept on going until it
was stopped by trees. it did not turn over and was only slightly damaged.
Mr. Shoemaker was working in a field
about half a mile from his home. He lived with his mother, Mrs. Clara Leach.
When Mr. Shoemaker did not return in the evening Mrs. Leach, becoming
alarmed, sent a neighbor boy to investigate. He found the body in the field.
Mr. Shoemaker was born April 21, 1908
in Porter Township, a son of David Elmer Shoemaker 1863-1911 and Clara E
Stahlman Shoemaker d 1957. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Clara Leach
and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie (Ray) White, Oil City, and Mrs. Elsie (Willis)
Case, Buckroe Beach, Virginia, brother Charles, deceased.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p m Thursday at the Vorous Funeral Home
with the Rev. Rudolph Panciera in charge. Interment will be made in the New
Bethlehem cemetery under direction of W S Vorous.
1023. Donald L. Wilt
from The Derrick, Wednesday, December 13, 2000
Donald L. Wilt, 64, of 110 Bush Road,
Greenville, died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at his residence
following an extended illness. Born May 22, 1936, in Franklin, he was a son
of Helen Boylan. Mr. Wilt was the owner-operator of the former Wilt's Coffee
Service, which he operated from his home. He was an avid hunter and
fisherman. Mr. Wilt was a Protestant.
He was married to June M.
Swartzlander, who survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jerry
(Brenda) Williams, Mrs. Patrick (Donna) Winger and
Mrs. Jeffrey (Diana) Shook, all of Oil City, and Bonnie West of Saranac
Lake, N.Y.; nine grand children; and one stepgrandson. He also is survived
by a sister, Joanne Chatley of Franklin. Mr. Wilt was preceded in death by
1024. Evelyn Stahlman Rodemoyer
from the Erie Times-News (PA) 03/10/1998
“Taught elementary and high school” -
Evelyn Stahlman Rodemoyer, 86, of 1108 Gamma Road, Corry, died Sunday, March
8, 1998, at Corry Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Oak Ridge, Pa., Nov. 27, 1911, daughter of the late
James M. and Minnie Shaffer Stahlman.
Mrs. Rodemoyer earned two degrees at
Geneva College and also studied at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie
Tech, and Indiana State and Penn State. She taught adult classes at
Rochester and taught in elementary and high schools in Zelienople and
Harmony, before moving to Corry. There she taught at Wright School for 15
years, until she retired in 1973.
She was a member of the Columbus
Community Church, Order of the Eastern Star 17 in Corry, Delta Kappa
Society, College Women's Club, Friends of the Library, the Fine Arts
Auxiliary, the Corry Country Club and the Pennsylvania State and National
She was preceded in death by her
husband of 51 years, Dr. William E. Rodemoyer Jr. He had been superintendent
of schools for the Corry area. She is survived by a son, William E.
Rodemoyer III and his wife Gwenn of Champaign, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. L.G.
(Betty Lou) Manwaring of Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother, Jimmy E. Stahlman
of Harmony; three grandchildren, Brad and Lesley Rodemoyer and Stacy Dedin;
three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, Corry, this evening from 7 to
9 and may attend a service Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Columbus Community
Church. The Rev. Marlin Klingensmith, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery, Columbus. Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th St., Suite
212, Erie, PA 16501, or the Erie County Diabetes Association, 3850 Walker
Blvd., Erie, PA 16509.
1025. Edriess (Mackey) Stahlman
– Unknown Newspaper
Edriess Mackey Stahlman, 85, of
Naples, FL went to her Lord on October 22, 2012, following a brief illness.
She was born in Lonaconing, Maryland, on August 14, 1927, and resided in
Naples since 1956. She was loved very much; her laughter and singing will be
sadly missed by her family and many special friends.
A loving mother and grandmother, she
is survived by her five children, Shelley Stahlman (Allen Pickel), Lance
Stahlman (Barbara), Mark Stahlman (Joanne), Rusty Stahlman (Suzi), and Dean
Stahlman and seven grandchildren, Sean Pickel, Lance II Stahlman, David
Stahlman, Avila Stahlman, Christian Stahlman, Connor Stahlman, Ryan Stahlman;
and sister, Wilma Knieriem of Frostburg, Maryland, along with many nieces
Edriess was an avid tennis player,
gardener, and baker. She also attended Moorings Presbyterian Church. Her
past two years were spent in the loving care of the staff at Tuscany Villa
and her closest friends, Goody, Marie, and Ann.
Visitation will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial
Gardens-525 111th Ave North, Naples, FL on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from
9:00 am – 10:00 am. A Funeral Service will be at St. John The Evangelist
Catholic Church on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10:30 am. In lieu of
flowers contributions may be sent to Habitat for Humanity.
1026. Mame (Brosius) Millin Snyder
From The Punxsutawney Spirit, May 1974
Funeral services will be held
Thursday, in Brookville for Mrs. Mame B. Snyder of 330 Jefferson Street,
Brookville, who died Sunday in her home at the age of 76 years.
Friends will be received after 2 p.m.
Wednesday in the Galbraith Funeral Home in Brookville where services will be
held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Herbert Pennington will officiate and
burial will be in the Ohl Cemetery in Beaver Township.
Mrs. Snyder was born November 16,
1897, in Stanton, a daughter of Samuel R. and Elizabeth Stahlman Brosius.
She was married first in 1919 to Albert Millen, who died in 1951. In 1958
she was married to Harry E. Snyder, who died in 1965. She was a member of
the First United Methodist Church and belonged to the Dorcas Sunday School
Class and the United Methodist Women.
Surviving are a son, Albert B. Millen, Colonel U.S. Air Force, Miami, Fla;
three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by five brothers and sisters.
1027. Janet (Ross) Fritz
Penn Yan - Janet P. Fritz, age 78,
passed away Sunday (Oct. 28, 2012), surrounded by her loving family. A
Memorial service will be held Saturday (Nov. 3) at 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J.
Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Rte. 14A, Penn Yan, NY
Janet was the daughter of the late
Lynn and Carla Christensen Ross. On Jan. 27, 1951, she married Paul "Don"
Fritz. Janet was a full-time homemaker who enjoyed her family and friends,
and especially enjoyed the Wednesday Morning Social Club in Canandaigua. An
animal lover, she also enjoyed shopping.
Janet is survived by her husband of 61 years, "Don" Fritz, Sr.; four
children, Paul Donald "Joe" (Carol) Fritz, Jr. of Fla., Patricia (Dale)
Stahlman of Penn Yan, Roger (Catherine) Fritz of Bellona, and Karl (Dort
Amidon) Fritz of Penn Yan; Michael's fiancée, Phyllis Ender of N.H.; 12
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Janet was pre-deceased by one
son, Michael Fritz, in 2011.
1028. Lorraine Wade 'Pork Chops'
Miller from The DuBois Courier Express October 25, 2012
Lorraine Wade "Pork Chops" Miller,
67, Brookville, formerly of Big Run and Sykesville, died Sunday, Oct. 21,
2012. Born June 24, 1945, in Punxsutawney, he was a son of the late Florence
Smouse Ray and stepfather Raymond "Pete" Ray. "Chops" previously worked as a
die setter at Symmco in Sykesville. He was a life member of the Big Run
Volunteer Fire Company.
His enjoyments were sitting and
watching traffic go by, going for long drives and searching for a good
mom-and-pop restaurant with great food. He previously enjoyed hunting and
He is survived by three children:
Terry Murray of DuBois, Jason Miller and wife Karen of Stump Creek and Jamie
Krach and husband Mark of Luthersburg; nine grandchildren: Ana Murray,
Trinity Murray, Nicole, Brandon, Andrew and Samantha Jo Stahlman, Kaitlyn
and Gregory Carroll Jr. and Warren Miller; one brother, Gene Ray and wife
Dee Brager of Big Run; and one sister, Lavina Patrick of Arizona.
In addition to his parents, he was
also preceded in death by an infant sister, Cindy Lou Ray.
Friends will be received from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at
the Big Run Volunteer Fire Company. Arrangements are under the direction of
Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Big Run. Online condolences may be
made at www.shumakerfh.com
1029. Ann Bryan Hansen
from The Jeffersonian Democrat – Brookville, Pa, October 17, 2012
Ann Bryan Hansen, age 91, of
Waterford, died Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Edinboro Manor where she had
resided for the past three months. Born in New Castle, PA on September 21,
1921, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Ketchel Bryan.
Ann attended schools in Corsica, and
Bessemer, PA, graduating from high school in Bessemer.
During World War II, she worked at
Goodyear Aircraft in Akron, OH, and later she worked for Sylvania
Electronics in Brookville. Ann was primarily a homemaker, and after raising
her family, she was employed by Sears in Erie for about six years before
Ann was an avid quilt maker, an
accomplished cook, and she enjoyed gardening. She was a longtime member of
the Perkin - Good Hope Presbyterian Church, and she was a friend to all who
In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers. Ann is survived by her
loving husband, Robert E. Hansen, whom she married August 31, 1945; two
sons; Thomas Hansen and his wife Teresa of Waterford, and James Hansen and
his wife April of Salisbury, MD; and a granddaughter, Jamie Hansen.
There will be no funeral services.
Interment will take place in Corsica. Condolences may be sent at
1030. Harry E. Snyder from the
Punxsutawney Spirit October, 1965
BROOKVILLE - Funeral services will be
held in the Galbraith Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Harry
E. Snyder, retired general contractor of 194 Euclid Avenue, who died in his
home Tuesday. The Rev. Harold Knappenberger will officiate at the services
with burial in the Brookville Cemetery.
Mr. Snyder was born in Timblin, a son of William C. and Elizabeth Buffington
Snyder. He first married Twila E. Diebler, who died May 16, 1957. He married
Mayme B. Millin August 16, 1958. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He
served two terms on the Brookville borough council. He retired from the
contracting business in 1962. Surviving are his wife, one son, W. Lewis
Snyder, of Brookville; one grandson, a brother, Otis Snyder, and one sister,
Rosie Snyder, of Timblin.
1031. Sidney E. "Sid" Stahlman
from Hollenbeck Cahill Funeral Home
Sidney E. "Sid" Stahlman, Jr, 84, of
the Riley Road Apartments, passed away Wednesday, October 17th, 2012, at his
residence. Born April 9, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Sidney
E. and Laura (Childs) Stahlman, Sr. On October 2, 1954 in Bradford he
married Helena L. (Hartburg) Stahlman, who died on April 16, 2001.
Mr. Stahlman was a 1946 graduate of
Bradford High School. After high school he worked for Dresser Manufacturing.
On December 28, 1948 he enlisted in the United States Air Force, served as a
senior radio interceptor operator during the Korean War. He was honorably
discharged on September 17, 1952. He returned to Bradford and worked as a
well log engineer at Birdwell, Piper, Sand Survey, Appalachian, Gerhart, and
He was a member and served on the
board of the Penn Brad Oil Museum, and a member of the Fireside Pumpers. He
was also a member of the VFW in Bradford, a member of the Experimental
Aircraft Assoc. in Bradford and Louisiana and a member of the Society of
Petro Physicists and Well Log Analyst.
Surviving is a daughter, Sandy
(Steve) Mills, of Bradford and Lafayette LA, one son, Sidney E."Sid"
(Debbie) Stahlman, III of DeQueen, AR, four grandchildren, six great
grandchildren and several neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by
his parents and wife.
Family will be receiving friends on
Friday, October 26, 2012 from 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes,
Inc. South Ave. where funeral and committal services will be held with
Military Honors to follow at the funeral home at 11:00am on Saturday,
October 27, 2012 with Rev. Larry Corner, pastor of the Evans Memorial United
Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to
Penn Brad Oil Museum, PO Box 36, Custer City , PA 16725 or or the charity of
the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at
1032. Elmer Shea from the
Clarion Democrat, April 30, 1931
Last Saturday night a party of four
young people composed of Elmer Shea, aged 24 years, of Clarion, Arthur
Bevinger, aged 27 years, of Columbus, Ohio, and Misses Florence and
Geraldine Wonderling, aged respectively 20 and 17 years, both of Brookville,
were out driving in a sedan and were coming toward Clarion at about 9:30
p.m., on the Oil City-Fryburg highway, and were passing along near the
McCray school house a few miles wets of Venus, when their car got into a
collision with a light Pennzoil truck or tank with the result that all six
persons were more or less seriously injured and Mr. Shea died from his
injuries shortly afterward.
The sedan was going toward Venus and
was on the way back to Clarion. The truck was going toward Oil City. Just
how they got into collision is not known at this writing. The State Police
investigating the accident stated that the motors apparently side-swiped,
but there was no way the blame could be located at that time, the injured
persons could not be questioned up to Sunday evening. The persons in the
truck were Harry Cummins of Oil City, and Herman Myers, of Pleasantville.
The wreck, however it happened, sent the whole six people affected to the
Oil City hospital.
Elmer Shea, of Clarion, sustained a
punctured lung and heart from broken ribs and died about three hours after
the accident. Arthur Bevinger, of Columbus, Ohio, sustained slight
lacerations and shock. Geraldine Wonderling, of Brookville, possible
fractured skull and shock. Condition serious. Florence Wonderling, of
Brookville, slight head injuries. Harry Cummin(g)s, aged 35, of Oil City,
fractured skull and lacerations. Serious condition. Herman Myers, aged 42,
of Pleasantville. Head injuries and possibly slightly fractured skull. The
Henry O. Faller ambulance, of Fryburg, was called and passing cars were
pressed into service and the six were taken to the Oil City hospital.
Elmer W. Shea was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. E.E. Shea, of Clarion, and was born in Clarion 24 years ago. He is
survived by his parents and three sisters, namely: Mrs. Benton Elliott, of
Ellwood City; Mrs. P.A. Stahlman, of Clarion, and Mrs. Harry Carrier,
Summerville. The deceased was employed for some time in the past in the
Owens Glass Co., Columbus, Ohio, but was at home for some time, accompanied
by his friend Mr. Bevinger, during a temporary shutdown. Mr. Shea's body was
removed from the hospital to the Jenkins undertaking establishment in their
ambulance Sunday morning, and Sunday evening it was taken to the late home
of the deceased.
Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family home, the services being conducted by
Rev. P.A. Galbreath, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Interment was
made in the Clarion Cemetery.
1033. James B. Stahlman from
The Clarion Democrat, Jan. 14, 1932
James B. Stahlman, aged 75 years, 2
months and 26 days, died in the Brookville Hospital Tuesday, December 22,
1931. Mr. Stahlman is survived by three brothers and one sister: George W.
of Madison, Wis,; Nathan U., of Jamestown, N.Y., Francis F., at home and
Mrs. J.H. Bowersox, of New Bethlehem. He was a resident of Limestone
Township. Interment was made in the Frogtown Cemetery Thursday December 24.
1034. Catherine (Keck) Stahlman
from the Clarion Democrat, Jan. 1, 1931
Mrs. Catherine Stahlman, of Limestone
Township, widow of the late Solomon Stahlman, passed to her eternal reward
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Fleming and family, in Limestone
Township, on Monday, December 29, 1930, aged 94 years, 4 months and 9 days,
one of the oldest, if not the oldest person in Clarion County.
Mrs. Stahlman was a daughter of
Conrad and Magdalena Keck and was born in Redbank Township, Clarion County,
Pa., on August 20, 1836. Her whole life was spent in Redbank Township in
Clarion and Armstrong counties, and her married life in Limestone Township.
In March of 1854 she was united in marriage to Solomon Stahlman, who died 32
She is survived by five children,
namely: Aaron Stahlman, of Charleroi; Dr. Joseph Stahlman, of Vandergrift;
Benjamin Stahlman, of Clarion; Dr. Fred Stahlman, of Waynesburg, and Mrs.
Henry Fleming, Limestone Township, with 14 grandchildren and 28
great-grandchildren. One sister survives, Mrs. Maria Yeany of Shannondale.
One brother, Benjamin Keck, died six weeks ago at the age of 90 years.
Mrs. Stahlman was a notable Christian
lady and was admired, honored and loved for her splendid Christian Life. She
was a member of the Reformed Church of Frogtown for many years, where the
funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, being conducted by Rev.
W.E. Davis, of New Bethlehem, assisted by Rev. R.E. Kiern. The interment was
made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
1035. Darrell Stahlman from
the Clarion Democrat, July 23, 1931
Darrell Stahlman, a boy aged about 7
years, and son of James T. and Nettie Smith Stahlman, of Clarion Township,
almost opposite "Pioneer Garden," died Monday morning, July 20, 1931, about
10 o'clock a.m. at his home. Death was caused by a systemic poisoning
supposed to have come from a diseased tonsil.
He is survived by his parents, one
brother having died in infancy. Funeral services were held at Asbury Church
on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. A.E. Timmis in charge and interment
will be made in the cemetery adjoining.
1036. John I. Barr
unknown newspaper DROPPED DEAD SUNDAY.
John I. Barr Expires in Favorite Arm
Chair After Returning from Church.
SERVED IN 105TH REGIMENT.
J. I. Barr, a well known and
respected citizen of near Cool Spring, yesterday, at about 12 o`clock,
expired suddenly while sitting in his favorite arm chair. Mr. Barr had been
ailing for several months, but his condition had never been such as to cause
Yesterday forenoon he attended both
Sunday School and preaching services at the Presbyterian Church about a mile
south of Cool Spring, and to all he seemed to be enjoying his customary
health. Soon after returning home and before the women had dinner prepared,
Mr. Barr complained of not feeling well. So saying, he sat down and a moment
later his head dropped forward on his breast and he expired so peacefully
that for a moment the family thought he had merely dropped off into a doze.
Mr. Barr was a veteran of the Civil War, having served through the conflict
as a private in the 105th Regiment, P. VV. Since returning from the war he
resided on his farm, southeast of Cool Spring. He was highly esteemed by his
comrades during the war and had been a loyal G. A. R. worker since the days
of the conflict. The deceased, who was about 67 years old, is survived by a
widow, one son and four daughters, namely Omer Ban (sic--should be Homer
Barr), of Cool Spring, and Mrs. Thomas Shaffer, Mrs. Clyde Gould, of
Coolspring, Mrs. Carl Gould, of Anita and Mrs. Boyd Gould, of Punxsutawney.
The funeral will be held in the Presbyterian Church tomorrow morning at 9
o`clock; the local pastor officiating. Interment will be made in the Cochran
1037. Louis Vaughan
from Find a Grave unknown newspaper
Louis was born March 28, 1868 to
Lewis and Mary (Slack) Vaughan. In 1890, Louis left home looking for work.
He went to Girard, Kansas. Here he met Lucy Dunlap, the daughter of Levi C.
and Sarah Utilla Dunlap. They were married on December 22, 1892 in Girard,
Lucy and Louis had following eight
children, Guy D. died of Scarlet Fever at age 9, Levi, Alice Utilla, Lewis
Dee died of Whooping Cough when two weeks old, Paul Eugene, Mary, George and
Mardell.Louis and Lucy moved to Donora, Pennsylvania around 1924. Here Louis
found work in the smelters at a steel mill. He was 55 years old at the time
and they were not hiring anyone over the age of 50. He lied about his age
and got a job.
On October 7, 1950, Lucy died in
Pittsburg, Kansas. Louis died of Parkinson's disease in New Eagle,
Pennsylvania on March 22, 1953. He is buried in Monongahela Cemetery in
Monongahela, Pennsylvania. His son, Paul visited him over the last 18 months
of his father's life. Even though Louis had Parkinson's and couldn't
remember where he was, he would sit and tell Paul about a barn he had built
in Arkansas. He talked about the construction as though it was being built
now. In 1990, Paul died in Bakersfield, California of Parkinson's disease
like his father.
taken from the records of Don Vaughan
(Find-a-Grave Memorial #98897682)
1038. James Longwell, Jr. from
The Repository on February 1, 2008
James Longwell, Jr., age 79, of
Canton passed away Wednesday morning, January 30, 2008 at home in his sleep.
He was born August 30, 1928 in Jacksonburg, West Virginia to the late James
and Addie (Williams) Longwell.
He was a steelworker for Republic
Steel with 34 years of service; worked for the Police Auxiliary at local
events; attended Faith Family Church and the United Steelworkers of America
Local 1124. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his
sister, Kate Franczen and step brother, David Pettas; step father, Andy
Pettas. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Werner), whom he married in
1963; children: Randy (Karen) Longwell of Daytona Beach, FL; James (Genny)
Longwell III of Canton; Pam (Raymond) Scott of Barberton; Tracy Longwell of
Middlebranch; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one great
great grandchild; sisters, Irene Foster, Helen Land and Lucille Roush;
brothers, Eugene (Barb) Stahlman and Mearl Stahlman.
Funeral Service will be held 1 PM
Monday, February 4, 2008 at Karlo- Feucht Funeral Home, 5000 Everhard Road
NW, Canton, OH 44718 with Pastor Demetri Mittas officiating. Interment will
be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior (12-1 PM) to the
service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the
Karlo-Feucht Funeral Home at the above address to help defray funeral costs.
1039. Betty J. (White) Shreffler
from Hile-Best Funeral Home, Senaca, Pa
Betty J. Shreffler, 85, of Oil City,
died at 2:25 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at the Golden Living Center
in Oil City, where she has resided since 2003. Born October 26, 1925, in
Leatherwood, PA, she was the daughter of Ray and Nellie Shoemaker White. She
was a 1943 graduate of Oil City High School. Mrs. Shreffler was of the
protestant faith. She enjoyed flowers, and spending time working outside in
her lawn and garden. In her earlier years, she was employed by Continental
Refinery in Rouseville, United Natural Gas Company in Oil City, and
Welker-Maxwell Department Store in Oil City.
She then became a devoted homemaker.
She was married in Sugar Grove, PA,
on May 8, 1948 to Clinton L. Shreffler, who preceded her in death on April
9, 2000. Surviving is a son, Ray A. Shreffler and wife Claudia of Oil City;
a daughter, Connie Roberts and husband Dennis of North Carolina; five
grandchildren, Renae Burchfield and husband Loren of Gibsonia, Melissa
Shreffler of Oil City, Andrew
Shreffler and wife Laura of Oil City, Dennis Roberts, Jr. of North Carolina,
and Eric Roberts of North Carolina; several great-grandchildren;
a brother, Robert White and his wife Gretchen; and a sister, Mabel
In addition to her parents and
husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Weber.
Friends will be received Friday (Jan.
7th) from 1-2 p.m. in the Hile-Best
Funeral Home, Inc., 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township.
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. (Fri., Jan. 7th) in the
funeral home, with Rev. Susan Evans, VNA Hospice Chaplain, officiating.
Interment will follow in Plumer Cemetery, Cornplanter Township, Venango
County. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Condolences to the family may be sent on-line by visiting
1040. Elizabeth "Libby" (Facemyer)
Hulings McKevitt from Goble Funeral Home
Elizabeth "Libby" (Facemyer) Hulings
McKevitt , age 90, died at the home of her son, Dennis, on November 10,
She was born Elizabeth Almira
Facemyer on August 21, 1922, in Oak Ridge PA to Albert and Nancy Kemp
Facemyer. She was a graduate of Redbank Valley High School. She was married
to Kenneth Hulings who preceded her in death in 1961. She then married
Arthur McKevitt in 1971, and he preceded her in death in 1991. She worked at
Crook's Shoes, Wein's Shoes, Gallagher Drugs, the Central Tax Claim Office,
and retire for the position of Clarion Borough Police secretary.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis
Hulings and wife Lue'ne of Indiana PA, and Richard Hulings and his wife
Karen of Clarion. Her grandchildren are Michelle (Marcus) Bingham, Kreg
(Jocelyn) Hulings, Heather (Shawn) Shirley, Stefanie (Kenneth) Proch, Darcie
Hulings-Snead and Brett Hulings. There are also twelve great-grandchildren,
Ryker and Tyler Bingham, Henry Hulings, Isaac, Elise and Hannah Proch,
Lauren, Emma, and Lydia Shirley, Bradley, Ben and Isabella Hulings-Snead.
Surviving siblings include a sister, Marjorie of Oak Ridge PA and a brother
John Facemyer and his wife Barb of Canfield Ohio.
In addition to her husbands and
parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Facemyer and a
sister, Mary Lou Culbertson, as well as two infant daughters, Carol and
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and
7-9 on Monday, November 12, at the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory in
Clarion and Tuesday from 1:00pm until the time of services at the First
United Methodist Church in Clarion. Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday, November 13 at 2:00pm in the First United Methodist Church of
Clarion, with the Rev. Dr. Deryl K. Larsen, pastor, officiating. Interment
will follow in the Clarion Cemetery.
The family suggest memorial donations be made to either the Visiting Nurse
Association of Indiana County, Medical Arts Building Suite 3000, 850
Hospital Road, Indiana PA 15701, or to the Building Fund at the First United
Methodist Church, 600 Wood Street, Clarion PA 16214.
1041. Mary J.(Swartzlander) Lepley from The TCPalm (Florida) on 08/13/2011
Mary J. Lepley, 70, died Aug. 10,
2011, at her home. She was born in Oil City, Pa., and lived in Okeechobee
for 10 years, coming from West Palm Beach. Survivors include her husband of
53 years, Charles E. Lepley Sr.; sons, Charles E. Lepley Jr. of Okeechobee
and Rusty Boggess of Gainesville; daughter, Donna Jane Prosser of
Okeechobee; brothers, Clayton Swartzlander of Orlando, Gerald Swartzlander
of Youngstown, Ohio, and Ronnie Swartzlander of Lovedon, Mo.; sisters,
Phyliss Carnahan of Clearwater and June Wilt of Greenville, Pa.; three
grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
brother, Bernard Swartzlander; and sisters, Dorothy Swartzlander, Leona
Scrivinn and Alberta Stallman. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice
of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. Services: Visitation
will be from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 at Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home in
Okeechobee, followed by a service at noon. A guestbook is available at
1042. Harold Stahlman from
Beaver County (Pa) TIMES, Jan. 23, 1985
Harold Stahlman, 91, formerly of
Baden, died Monday, Jan. 21, 1985, in Ellwood City Long Term Care Unit. Born
Dec. 27, 1893, in Brookville, Pa., son of the late Francis and Rhoda
Williams Stahlman, he was a retired employee of Armco Steel Co., Ambridge; a
former tax collector in Baden for many years, and a member of Christ
Lutheran Church, and the Lions Club, both of Baden. He was preceded in death
by his wives, Blanche Stahlman, in 1941, and Alma Stahlman, in 1981.
Surviving are a son, Melvin Stahlman,
Austin, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Florence McFadden, Pittsburgh; three
step-daughters, Mrs. William (Elizabeth) Hartswick and Mrs. Bennett (Alice)
McKee, both of Baden, and Mrs. George (Evelyn) Davis, Wampum; 23
grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Helen Wright,
Bethesda, Md.; Mrs. Alda Whelpley, Eaton Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Milton
(Marion) Searles, Springfield, Mo.
Friends will be received today from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the John E. Matter Funeral Home, 1133 Church St.,
Ambridge, where a service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. by his
pastor, the Rev. Martha Clementson. Members of the Baden Lions Club will
conduct a service today at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Entombment will be in
Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Daugherty Township.
1043. Delores Jean (Watson)
Stahlman from The Derrick; April 25, 2012
Delores Jean Watson Stahlman, 84, of
Stanley, NY, formerly of Oil City, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 2,
2012, at home, with family by her side. Delores was born on May 30, 1927 in
Scotch Hill to Gladys and James Watson. She attended Scotch Hill grade
school and graduated in 1944 from Clarion High School. Delores was a former
longtime resident of Oil City and a former longtime employee of The Derrick
newspaper. Delores was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She is survived by her brother, James
(Sheila) Watson; and her children, Laura Mallon of Florida, Robert (Sandy)
Stahlman of Oil City, Patricia (William) Whitbeck of New York, Alice
(William) Phelps of New York, Janet (Adam) Mattison of New York, James
Stahlman of Florida, Terri Stahlman of Oil City and Amy (Matt) Graham of
Arizona. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Sue Bloom; and several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she held close to her heart.
She was predeceased by her parents,
James and Gladys Watson; a brother, Charles Watson; a son David "Mike"
Stahlman; a grandson, Mark Stahlman; and longtime companion Weldon Weir.
Honoring her wishes, no calling hours will be held. A private family
celebration will be scheduled at a later date in Scotch Hill.
1044. Sarah Rebecca (Stahlman)
http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/obitP.html as retrieved on Nov 20,
Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Obituaries Freeport Journal
Standard 25 April 1938:
Sarah (Stahlman Price, 86, wife of
Jacob Price of Nora died Sunday afternoon while en route in an ambulance to
a hospital in Freeport. She had suffered a heart attack. Formerly Sarah
Stahlman, she was born in Union County PA and came to IL when a young woman.
She is survived by her husband. Burial at Crossroads cemetery near Nora
(Cemetery is in Stephenson County).
Mrs. Jacob Price
Nora, Ill., April 26 (1938) - Funeral
services were held this afternoon at the Natta-Bartell Funeral home in
Warren for Mrs. Jacob Price, of Nora, and interment was made in the
Crossroads cemetery, near Nora. Sarah Stahlman was born in Union county,
Pennsylvania, March 3, 1852, and came to Illinois with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis Stahlman, when a small child. She was united in marriage to Jacob
Price, who passed away thirty-six years ago. She is survived by the
following children - Wesley Price and Mrs. Herst Dobler, Sr., of Lena; Elmer
Price, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Elmer Tucker, of Chicago.
A son, George, preceded her in death.
She also leaves 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a brother,
David Stahlman, of Belleville, Kan., and many other relatives. Mrs. Price
had been a member of the Methodist church since her childhood.
1045. Marilyn J. (Kiehl) Couch
from the Indiana (Pa) Gazette 11/23/1985
Marilyn J. Couch, 48, of 655 Diamond
Ave., Indiana, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1985, in the Indiana Hospital. A
daughter of Gene and Hazel Stahlman Kiehl, she was born March 31, 1937, at
Punxsutawney. Formerly of Shippenville, Mrs. Couch had resided in Indiana
for the past 18 years and attended Graystone Presbyterian Church. She had
been employed for some 15 years at Indiana Sportswear, formerly of Indiana.
Surviving are her husband, Robert W.
Couch, whom she married Aug. 17, 1957; a daughter, Mrs. James (Debra) Blair
II of Clarksburg RD 1; two grandchildren; her parents of Punxsutawney; two
sisters, Mrs. Donald (Janet) Schrock of Jay, Maine and Mrs. Garnet
McConnaughey of Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Friends will be received from 7 - 9
p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Frank T. Mihalcik Funeral
Home, Indiana, where services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Rev.
Robert E. Salmon will officate. Interment will follow in the Garden of
Christus, Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.
1046. Jane Erlsie (Womak)
Stahlman The Evening Times Republican, Marshaltown, Iowa, March 28,
NEVADA WOMAN DEAD Mrs. Jane Stahlman,
Soldiers Widow, dies at Soldiers Home
Mrs. Jane Stahlman, widow of William
Stahlman, company B, Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, died at the
soldiers' home hospital at 8:15 Wednesday night of pernicious anemia. Mrs.
Stahlman entered the home from Nevada Jan. 14, 1911 and her body will be
taken to that place this evening for interment.
Three sons and three daughters
survive the mother, in the persons of Elmer Stahlman of ---- son Stahlman of
Havelock: Harry Stahlman, Mrs. Georgia Post, and Mrs. Dora Post, of Nevada
and Mrs Minnie Purvis, of Ames.
1047. Terri Lea (Millin)
from the St. Augustine Record 1/08/06
Terri Lea Tinlin loving wife, mother
and friend. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina but grew up in Miami.
Terri came to St. Augustine In 1975 to attend Flagler College. She graduated
in 1979 with a degree in education and completed her Masters Degree in
California. Terri was a very gifted and creative teacher. She loved teaching
drama and also loved the challenges of teaching gifted children. Terri loved
St. Augustine and gave back to her community through the Betty Griffin House
and the Women's Exchange.
She is survived by her loving father,
Al Millin and step-mother, Sarah, wonderful and supportive husband, Fred
Kaplan, two beautiful daughters, Chelsea and Savannah, two sisters, Linda
Bush from San Antonio and Sandra Marshall from Flagler Beach, and countless
friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Gertrude.
Terri touched the lives of everyone
she met with her free spirit and loving attitude. She was always
open-minded, accepting and would give anyone anything she had. She enjoyed
giving more than receiving. Terri taught many of us valuable life lessons,
especially to be happy and love life. Terri will be greatly missed by all.
Terri's family will receive friends Monday, 5-7 pm at Craig Funeral Home
with a graveside service Tuesday, 3:00 pm at St. Augustine Memorial Park. In
lieu of flowers memorials in Terri's name may be made to the Betty Griffin
House, (904) 808-8544.
1048. Godfrey Reitz
(AKA Johan Godfried Reitz) The Jeffersonian Democrat 07/25/1895
The subject of this sketch, died
suddenly at his home at Cool Spring, on Friday, July 19, about 6 o`clock in
the evening, the immediate cause being neuralgia of the heart. It will be
remembered by many that about fourteen years ago, Mr. Reitz was pronounced
dead, and that preparations were begun for his funeral when to the surprise
of all he showed signs of life, rallied, and was soon about as usual. Since
then he has had remarkably good health for one of his age, and has done a
great deal of hard work. On the day previous to his death he worked in the
hay field, but in the evening complained that he did not feel so well as
usual, but nothing serious was thought of it, for the next morning he got up
as was his custom, kindled the kitchen fire, and went about his morning
After breakfast he did not feel well enough to go to his work and
during the forenoon, Dr. Bleakney of Worthville was summoned. But he could
not have thought the case at all dangerous, because he said nothing to the
family that would indicate this. Mr. Reitz ate a hearty dinner, and was up
and about the house at times during the afternoon. When the end came he was
lying upon the bed fanning himself, and his wife was at the window watching
some children playing around the yard. Her only warning of his nearness to
death was a slight noise coming from the direction of the bed, and, turning,
she saw, that the fan which he held had fallen upon his face. She hastened
to his side and spoke to him, but received no reply, he seeming not to
recognize her. She then began to realize his condition, and before any
members of the family could be summoned he had breathed his last and
departed this life.
Godfrey Reitz was of German descent,
and born in Northumberland county, Pa, April 1st 1820, being 74 yrs., 3 mo.,
18 days old when he died. He has lived in Jefferson county in Beaver
Township and in Oliver, since he was 12 years old.
July 31st 1842, he married Catharine
Thomas, who still survives him. To them were born 12 children, 8 girls and 4
boys. Ten of these are now living, and were present at the funeral. There
are 84 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Deceased has two brothers
and two sisters still living. Funeral services were conducted on Sabbath at
10 a.m. by Prof. Percy H. Gordon, and interment was at St. Paul Lutheran
church south of Cool Spring. Mr. Reitz was an exemplary citizen and had the
respect and friendship of all who knew him, which fact was fully manifested
by the large concourse of people which followed his remains to their last
resting place. "NEIGHBOR"
1049. Clarence L. Anderson
From the tri-County Sunday Brookville, Dubois, Pa, 11/03/2012
Clarence L. Anderson, 79, Eighth
Avenue, Brockway, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, as a result of an
automobile accident. Born May 24, 1933, in Emerickville, he was a son of the
late Arvid and Cora Mohney Anderson. He was married to Patricia Ann Brown.
She preceded him in death in 2009.
Clarence was a graduate of Academy
High School in Erie and was a Penn State graduate, where he obtained a
degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had been employed and retired as a
mechanical engineer. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 until 1959 as a
cryptographic repairman. Clarence was Presbyterian by faith.
He is survived by two sons, Tim
Anderson of Brockway and Mark Anderson of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Beverly
Goodwill of Emerickville; two grandchildren, Katie and Emily Hyland of
Yardley; and his son-in-law, John Hyland, also of Yardley. He was also
preceded in death by a daughter, Kirsten Hyland; a son, Jeffrey Anderson;
three brothers; and four sisters.
Friends will be received from 9-11
a.m. Monday at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home in Brockway. A funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev.
Joseph Tagliaferre officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in
Penfield, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, c/o
DuBois Regional Medical Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA, 15801. Online
condolences may be made at www.csfhinc.com.
1050. Gerald “Zeke” Swartzlander From Vindy.com
Born in Oil City, PA on May 20, 1934
Departed on May 1, 2012 and resided in Austintown, OH
AUSTINTOWN – A funeral service will
be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes,
Austintown Chapel, for Mr. Gerald “Zeke” Swartzlander, 77, who died suddenly
Tuesday afternoon. He was born May 20, 1934, in Oil City, Pa., a son of
George and Goldie Swartzlander, and moved to this area in 1956.
Zeke had been in the National Guard
and then went to active duty in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He
worked at the U.S. Steel Plant until its closing and then went to work at
Mill Creek Park from 1976 until he retired in 1993 as a maintenance
supervisor. His greatest joy was to go camping with his wife, Virginia, at
Anglers Rest Campground in Pennsylvania and his hobby was to restore antique
Zeke leaves his wife, the former
Virginia McClinsey, whom he married Feb. 18, 1955; four daughters, Charlotte
Swartzlander of Austintown, Patti (John) DeCenso of Austintown, Jimene (Tom
Evans) Wilson of Canfield and Connie (Jim) Cross of Austintown; a son, Willy
(Debra) of Washington, Pa.; two sisters, June Wilt of Greenville, Pa. and
Phyllis Gardner of Florida; a brother, Ronnie Swartzlander of Missouri; 16
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
He will be sadly missed by his family
and especially by his side-kick, his grandson, Jason Cross. He was preceded
in death by his parents; four sisters; two brothers; and a great-grandson.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Please visit
www.higgins-reardon.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
1051. Clinton A. Childs from
the Titusville Herald, Feb. 26, 1976
Clinton A. Childs, 95, of Tionesta,
died in Titusville Hospital Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. He was born Jan. 29,
1881, at Golinza, Forest County, the son of the late Rufus and Isabelle
Hunter Childs. His wife, the former Belle Siggins died previously. He was a
retired miller. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the James K.
Haslet Funeral Home in Tionesta today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend
the funeral there Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Miller, pastor of the
Tionesta and West Hickory United Methodist churches, officiating. Interment
will be in Riverside Cemetery.
1052. Eugene L. Stahlman from
The Canton Repository on November 11, 2012
Eugene L. Stahlman age 81 of
Brewster, passed away Nov. 7, 2012 in Aultman Hospital. He was born April
12, 1931 in Canton, the son of the late Carl and Addie (Williams) Stahlman.
He was retired from the Berger Division of Republic Steel following 45 years
of service. Eugene proudly served his country as an Army veteran of the
He is survived by his devoted wife of
60 years, Barbara J. Stahlman; four sons, Dan (Julie) Stahlman of Wilmot,
Mike Stahlman of Navarre, Jeff (Sharon) Stahlman of Beach City and Darryl
Stahlman of Beach City; brothers and sisters, Mearl Stahlman of Greentown,
Lucille Roush of North Canton and Irene Foster of Canton; nine grandchildren
and 14 great-grandchildren.
In keeping with the family's wishes,
cremation has taken place. Interment with full military honors will be held
on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ohio Western Reserve
National Cemetery in Rittman. Condolences and special memories may be shared
online at www.heritagecremation.com.Heritage Cremation Society.
1053. Grace Virginia (Stahlman)
Burns from The Punxsutawney Spirit February 1960.
Grace Burns, a resident of the Brookville R.D. 1 area, passed away at her
home. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Baxter. The
Reitz Funeral Home in Brookville was in charge and Dr. Curtis Jones
officiated and burial was made at St. John's Cemetery at Windy Hill, near
1054. Archibald James Burns
from Punxsutawney Spirit on July 11, 1940.
Farmer Killed in Tractor Accident
Archie Burns, 56, of Near Coder, Suffers Broken Neck While at Work in a
Crushed beneath an overturned
tractor, Archie Burns, 56, of near Coder, was killed Tuesday while at work
in a corn field on the George Diener dairy farm on Route 28. Although there
were not witnesses to the tragedy, the accident is thought to have occurred
about 4:30 o'clock.
It was discovered by Diener when he
went to the field after Burns failed to return to the house.
The tractor was owned by Burns.
Deputy Coroner Howard Johnson, of Brookville, reported that death was almost
instantaneous from a broken neck. Two weeks ago, Burns' son, Gerald, 19,
suffered amputation of a finger in a mowing machine accident.
1055. David L. Burns from the
Punxsutawney Spirit dated December 1996.
David Burns, a son of Archibald &
Grace Stahlman Burns, passed away at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville at
the age of 82. He worked as a farmer & laborer and had been employed as a
Lumberman at Matson's Lumber Company in Brookville. He is survived by two
brothers: Clair Burns of Dunkirk, New York; and Gerald "Jerry" Burns of
Brookville; and 2 nieces and a nephew. Funeral services were held at the
Galbraith- McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville. Pastor Cal Davie officiated
and burial was made at St. John's at Windy Hill Cemetery in Rose Township
near Stanton, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
1056. Geraldine (Eddy) Lewin
from the Niagara Gazette
Geraldine (Eddy) Lewin, of Lewiston,
died on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.
She was 89. She was born in Niagara Falls, New York on January 23, 1919, a
daughter of the late George and Mary (Murphy) Eddy. She attended area
schools. Mrs. Lewin enjoyed crocheting, bingo and being with her family.
Survivors include four children:
Elizabeth Harvey (Floyd) of Pekin, NY, Bernadine Stahlman (Gary) of Hilton,
NY, Edwin Lewin, Jr. (Mary) of Lockport, Edith H. Hildebrandt (Gary) of
Lewiston, NY; a son-in-law, Warren McClure; a sister, Mary Eddy; 30
grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and
nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband,
Edwin B. Lewin in 1994; two children: Mary McClure and Robert Lewin and
siblings, William Eddy, Leo Eddy, Harold Eddy, Irene Eddy, George Woodrow
Eddy, Paul Eddy and John Eddy.
Friends may call Friday from 4-8 PM
in the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue, where funeral services
will be held Saturday 9:30 AM with the Rev. Sebastian Pierro officiating.
The interment will be in Riverdale Cemetery. Flowers are graciously
declined, memorials if desired, may be made to a charity of one's choice.
1057. Ida M. (Corbin) Snyder
from The Punxsutawney Spirit September, 1983
Ida Margaret Snyder, 93, of 324 West
Main St., Reynoldsville, died Tuesday, September 6, 1983 at DuBois Hospital.
Mrs. Snyder was born December 28, 1889 in Allens Mills, the daughter of
Milton and Margaret (Moore) Corbin. She was married June 1, 1910 to Homer E.
Snyder. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Emerickville, and
the McMullen-Snyder Post American Legion Auxiliary of Reynoldsville.
Surviving relatives include her
husband, Homer E. Snyder; two sons: Robert Snyder of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,
and Wayne Snyder of Vista, Calif.; two daughters: Mrs. Beryl Todd of
Reynoldsville R.D. 1, and Mrs. Jessie Stewart of Altoona R.D. 2; 11
grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Corbin of
Pittsfield. She was preceded in death by one son, her parents, 11 sisters
and one brother.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist
Church of Emerickville. The Rev. John A. Logan will officiate. Interment
will be in Beechwoods Cemetery. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m.,
Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral
Home of Reynoldsville.
1058. Homer E. Snyder From the
Punxsutawney Spirit December 9, 1985
Homer E. Snyder, 100, of Jefferson
Manor near Brookville, died Saturday, December 7, 1985 at Brookville
Hospital. Mr. Snyder was born December 5, 1885 in Winslow Township,
Jefferson County, the son of Israel and Elizabeth (Swab) Snyder. He was
married June 1, 1910 to the former Ida M. Corbin, who preceded him in death.
A retired farmer and miner, Mr. Snyder was a member of the United Methodist
Church of Emerickville.
He is survived by two sons: Robert
Snyder of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Wayne Snyder of Vista, Cal.; two
daughters: Mrs. Beryl Todd of Punxsutawney and Mrs. Jessie Stewart of
Altoona R.D. 2; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one sister,
Mrs. Cora Smith of Brookville. In addition to his parents and wife, Ida M.
Snyder, he was preceded in death by one son, three brothers and four
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist
Church of Emerickville. The Rev. Larry Rowe will officiate. Friends will be
received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral
Home of Reynoldsville. Interment will be at Beechwoods Cemetery.
1059. Beryl E. (Snyder) Todd
from The Punxsutawney Spirit
Beryl E. Todd, 97, Brockway, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Highland View
Health Care, Brockway. She was born March 13, 1912, in Pine Creek
Township, a daughter of the late
Homer E. and Ida M. (Corbin) Snyder.
Aug. 9, 1935, Mrs. Todd married Homer E. Shaffer, who preceded her in death
Dec. 12, 1969. She then married John H. Todd Dec. 27, 1980. He preceded her
in death in January 1990.
She was a retired supervisor from Cameron Manufacturing in Reynoldsville,
where she worked for 28 years, and she also taught reading at the Gospel
Center Academy in Reynoldsville. Mrs. Todd attended the Calvary Church of
the Nazarene in Brookville and was a former Sunday School teacher and member
of the Ladies’ Aid Society of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hormtown. She
loved reading, gardening, flowers, puzzles, crocheting and embroidering for
family and friends.
Surviving relatives include three daughters, Mary Margaret Raybuck and
husband Ronald, Evelyn Joyce Fleming and husband John, and Sara Louise
Dishong and husband Donald, all of Reynoldsville; two step-sons, Blaine Todd
of New Jersey and Andy Todd of Kansas; three step-daughters, Janet Mahan of
Warren, Louise Benson of Punxsutawney and Vira Bines of Clarion; two
brothers, Wayne H. Snyder and wife Angie of San Marcos, Calif., and Robert
D. Snyder and wife Frances of Lake Okeechobee, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; 27 step-grandchildren;
71 step-great-grandchildren; 71 step-great-great-grandchildren; and three
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a
granddaughter; a brother, Abner O. Snyder; a sister, Jessie O. Stewart; two
step-sons, Robert and Paul Todd; and a step-daughter, Ellen Blose.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010,
at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home, Reynoldsville. A funeral service will
be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the Calvary Church of the
Nazarene, Brookville, with the Rev. Kevin Bockus officiating. Interment will
be in Beechwoods Cemetery, Falls Creek.
1060. David A. Pettas
from the Eastern Ohio Obituary Collection
David A. Pettas, age 57, made his
home for the past ten years with Barbara and Robert Derlich of Louisville,
OH, passed away Thursday evening, March 22, 2001 in Aultman Hospital. Born
in Canton, OH, March 6, 1944, to his parents the late Andrew and Addie
(Williams) Pettas, he had attended Stark Elementary School and the MRDD
Besides his parents, he was
preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Stahlman. Survivors include four
sisters, Lucille Roush of North Canton, OH, Catherine Franzen, Helen Land
and Irene Foster, all of Canton, OH; three brothers, James Longwell of
Canton, OH, Eugene Stahlman of Navarre, OH, Mearl Stahlman of Uniontown, OH;
numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Monday 1:30
p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home with Rev. Raymond L. Tucker officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home
one hour prior to services on Monday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
1061. Marcia C. (Martin) Bell
from The Blairsville Dispatch, Blairsville, Pa. 3/05/2004
Blairsville native was active
Catholic church member. Marcia C. Martin Bell, 81, of Blairsville, died
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 in Latrobe Area Hospital, Latrobe. A daughter of
Joseph F. and Mildred Stahlman Martin, she was born Aug. 15, 1922 in
Mrs. Bell was a member of SS. Simon
and Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, where she was a CCD instructor
for more than 30 years and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of
America, Court St. Theresa No. 562. She graduated from Blairsville High
School with the class of 1940.
Surviving are three sons, Joseph T.
Bell and his wife, Michele of Greensburg; Paul A. Bell and his wife Arlene
of Blairsville, and Christopher J. Bell and his wife, Janine of North
Huntingdon; three daughters, Marcia Gaul, of Seattle, Wash.; Paula M. Bell
of Ligonier, and Rosemary K. Maynard of Reston, Va; 11 grandchildren; four
great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her
parents; her husband, Paul A. Bell in 1974; a daughter, Jacquelyn Elizabeth
Bell in 1966 and a sister, Dorothy Patterson in 1944. The family will
receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Shoemaker Funeral
Home, Inc., Blairsville, where a wake service will be held on Friday at 8:30
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on
Saturday at 10 a.m. in the SS. Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Church,
Blairsville, with Fr. Chester J. Raimer as celebrant. Interment will be in
the Blairsville Cemetery. The Catholic Daughters of America will recite the
rosary in the funeral home on Friday at 3 p.m.
1062. Russell A. Smith
from the Courier Express, DuBois, Pa, November 29, 2012
Russell A. Smith, 85, Boca Grande,
Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Englewood Health and Rehab
Center in Englewood, Fla. Born May 31, 1927, in Reynoldsville, he was a son
of the late Farmer and Alma Burkett Smith. He was married to Deloris A.
Gibson Dec. 23, 1950. She survives.
Russell was a member of Trinity
Lutheran Church of Reynoldsville. He was a partner in Sugarhill Limestone
Company and also the owner of Farmer Smith's Greenhouse in Brookville.
He is also survived by one daughter,
MaryJo Shaffer of Boca Grande, Fla.; and two grandsons, Noah William Shaffer
and Erik Russell Shaffer, both of DuBois; two brothers, John B. Smith and
Clyde N. Smith, both of Reynoldsville. He was also preceded in death by a
sister, Mary Ellen Daugherty; and a brother, Warren H. Smith.
Funeral arrangements will be held at
the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Habitat For Humanity or the Jefferson Area
Lutheran Social Ministry.
1063. Stella A. (Smith)
from The Jeffersonian
Stella A. Burkhouse, 88, Vo-Tech
Road, Reynoldsville, died Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2012, at Christ the
King Manor in DuBois. Born Feb. 17, 1924, in Washington Township, Jefferson
County, she was a daughter of the late Galen and Cora Hetrick Smith.
She was married to James A. Burkhouse
Aug. 29, 1946. He preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1996. She was a 1942
graduate of Beechwoods High School. Stella was a retired employee of
Tonell's Jewelery Store in Brookville. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran
Church in Reynoldsville and a member of the church's Lydia Circle and
knitting group. Stella was a Foundry volunteer and loved working puzzles and
playing cards with her family.
She is survived by a daughter,
Josette (David R.) Harbison of Falls Creek; two grandsons, Stacy R. (Kelly)
Park of Gifford and Andrew J. (Erin) Park of DuBois; two
great-grandchildren, Keenan J. and Liadan C. Conner-Park of DuBois; a
brother, Robert G. (Zelma) Smith of Reynoldsville; and four sisters: Nelda
(Max) Bryan of Reynoldsville, Patricia (Glenn) Hicks of Luthersburg and
Anabella McNulty and Dorothy Zicafoose, both of Reynoldsville. She was also
preceded in death by a great-grandson, Tiernan J. Conner-Park; a brother,
Eugene E. Smith; and two sisters, Rhoda L. Shope and Delma M. Tonell.
A private funeral service was to be
held at the convenience of the family today at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral
Home in Reynoldsville with the Rev. Timothy Spence officiating. Burial will
be in Smith Cemetery in Reynoldsville. Memorial donations may be made to
Trinity Lutheran Church, 329 Jackson St., Reynoldsville, PA, 15851; FSMA
Donations, 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007; or Gateway Humane
Society, 1211 Airport Road, Falls Creek, PA, 15840.
1064. Randall James Hannah
from The Leader-Vindicator, November 26, 2012
Randall James Hannah, 61, of Clarion,
died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Born October 29, 1951, in
Shippenville, he was the son of Ralph Hannah and Anna Lutz Hannah.
He married Linda M. Spindler on
September 24, 1976. She survives. A veteran, Mr. Hannah served in the Army
Reserves. He worked as a property manager for Burns & Burns Associates in
Clarion, where he was also a real estate agent. Mr. Hannah was a member of
the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lucinda. He was also a member of the
former Clarion Authority.
In addition to his wife and mother of
Laurelbrooke Landing in Brookville, survivors include a daughter, Amy R.
Stefanos of Chester, Va.; two grandsons, Nico and Rocco Stefanos; three
sisters, Janet Mercer and her husband, Duane, of Cranberry, Nancy Wall and
her husband, Rodger, of Pittsburgh, and Carol Kapp of Tampa, Fla.; his
mother-in-law, Alice Spindler of Clarion; two brothers-in-law, Ed Spindler
and his wife, Brenda, of Fisher, and Jeffrey Spindler and his wife, Karen,
of McMurray; three special cousins, Kathy Terry, Karen Norrid and Kerry
Kifer; and numerous friends. In addition to his father, he was preceded in
death by a brother, Daniel Hannah; and his father-in-law, Charles Spindler.
The family will receive friends from
2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 26, at the Robert V. Burns
Funeral Home in Clarion. Funeral services will be private for the family.
Memorials and donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 360
Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017. Online condolences can be
sent to the family at
1065. Cleo L. Snyder
from The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Lorain Co., Ohio Oct 11, 2007
Cleo L. Snyder, 84, of Elyria, died
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at EMH Regional Medical Center following a long
battle with cancer. He was born October 3, 1923 in New Bethlehem, Pa and was
an Elyria resident for most of his life. Mr. Snyder worked as an electrician
for many years, retiring in 1982 from Higgins Electric in Elyria.
He was a 55 year member of the
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 129, and enjoyed
attending auctions, watching NASCAR and was an avid sports fan. Survivors
include his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (nee Dinger); and a nephew, Don Law of
Findlay. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Dora Snyder; a
sister, Dorotha Law; and a niece, Ruth McVeen. All Services and Burial will
be held in Hawthorn, PA.
Memorial contributions can be made to
the American Cancer Society, 43099 North Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035. Local
arrangements are under the direction of the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home,
1066. Melvin Ellis Snyder
from The Kittanning Leader-Times 03/06/1963
Melvin Ellis Snyder, 73, of New
Bethlehem, RD 4 died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (March 5, 1963) at Armstrong
County Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Snyder was born Dec. 28,
1889 in Jefferson County, a son of John and Minerva (Shaffer) Snyder. He was
married to the former Dora Yarger on March 28, 1912, who survives. He was a
farmer by occupation.
Surviving are his widow; a daughter,
Mrs. David (Dorothy) Law of Elyria, Ohio; a son, Cleo of Elyria, Ohio; 2
grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Johnson, Mrs.
Nellie Johnson, both of Timblin, Mrs. Charlotte Daley of McGrann, Mrs. Erna
Kuntz of Punxsutawney; two brothers, Elmer of Ringgold, Jay of Leechburg.
Friends are being received at Bly
Funeral Home, Dayton. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mount
Carmel Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Harry C. Sherry,
assisted by Rev. Clair D. Walker, officiating. Interment will take place in
1067. Dora (Yarger) Snyder
from The Punxsutawney Spirit April, 1972
Mrs. Dora L. Snyder of New Bethlehem
R. D. 4, has died in the Adrian Hospital in Punxsutawney. Mrs. Snyder was
born December 5, 1894 in Redbank Township, Armstrong County, where she lived
her entire life. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Kuntz Yarger.
She was married March 28, 1912 to Melvin Ellis Snyder, who died in
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
David Law, of Elyria, Ohio and a son, Cleo Snyder, also of Elyria, two
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends are being received in the
Frank Bly Funeral Home in Dayton. On Friday the body will lie in state from
1 to 2 p.m. in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church where services will be
held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Percy Ellenberger officiating. Burial will be
in the Timblin Cemetery.
1068. Nancy Sue (Kitchen)
from the Nevada (Iowa) Evening Journal
Nancy Sue Stokesbary, 34, of Nevada
Iowa died yesterday at the Story County Hospital in Nevada after an illness
of two months. Mrs. Stokesbary was born in Ames, and had lived in the county
her entire life. She is survived by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Kitchen;
her husband, Allen Stokesbary; and four sons, Paul, Robert, Ronnie and
Donnie, all at home.
Services will be held at the Ryan
Funeral Home Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Walter Lack
officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery at Iowa Center.
1069. Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Kuhns)
Leader-Vindicator July 8, 1936
Mrs. William M. Yarger, 68, died
Monday morning, July 6, 1936, at her home in Ringgold Township, Jefferson
County, following a nine months illness. Mrs. Yarger, a daughter of the late
Jacob and Abbie Kuntz (sic Kuhns), was born
in Ringgold Township., April 17, 1863. On August 25, 1887 she was married to
William Yarger, who survives with two daughters, Mrs. Anna Dougher of
Punxsutawney, Mrs. Dora Snyder of Timblin. She also leaves one sister and
two brothers, Mrs. Mary Fisher, McWilliams; David and James Kuntz of
Crossroads, and Henry Kuntz of El Paso, Texas.
Mrs. Yarger was a devout member of
the St. James Lutheran Church. Funeral services in her memory were held
Wednesday afternoon in her late home followed by burial in the Timblin
1070. David H. Kuhns
from The Leader-Vindicator July 28, 1954
David H. Kuhns, 82 year-old resident
of New Bethlehem RD 4, died at the noon hour Tuesday, July 20, 1954, in
Armstrong County Home. He was born February 11, 1872, on the farm where he
spent his entire life, except for the last six weeks when he was cared for
at the County Home. One brother, James, of New Bethlehem, RD 4, is his only
immediate survivor. Friends were received in the
Wadding funeral home, Dayton, until 2:00 p.m. Friday, when funeral services
were conducted in the funeral home. Burial was made in the Eddyville
1071. Marion (Alsobrook)
Stahlman from the Logansport (Indiana) Journal, Sat Feb 16, 1901
South Bend, Ind., Feb.15 — The death of Mrs. J. D.(sic-Douglas Monroe)
Stahlman, of Valparaiso, today caused great excitement among her relatives
and friends, and had it not been for the promptness of the officers in
placing her husband under arrest harm would have befallen him. Mrs. Stahlman
died from the results of child birth, having been seriously, although not
fatally ill until this morning when her husband arrived from Chicago. He
immediately ordered the physician out of the house being determined that his
wife should embrace the Dowie faith. Less than two hours after the discharge
of the physician the woman died. Both Stahlman and his wife are well known
people and apparently in good circumstances. It is claimed that Stahlman is
insane over religion.
From The English News, Friday, February 22, 1901, English, Indiana
Valparaiso, Ind. Feb. 15 — Mrs. Stahlman, wife of Douglas Stahlman, the
Dowieite, was buried in Maplewood cemetery. Her two little children were
taken home by her brother. It has developed that an organization of 1000
students of the normal school had been - ?profected and had Stahlman been
released he would have been tarred and feathered and probably hanged. The
feeling here is so high that there will be an attempt to adjudge other
Chester Howard "Chet" McVeen from The
Chronicle-Telegram Elyria, Ohio
Chester H. McVeen - Republic Steel security guard.
Chester H. McVeen, 74, of Elyria died Friday in Massillon after a long
illness. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y. Mr. McVeen was a security guard for
Republic Steel. During World War II, he served in the Marines in the South
Pacific and was in the battles of Guadalcanal and Palaloo. Mr. McVeen
received a Purple Heart. (corporal). He attended St. Paul United Church of
Christ in Elyria and belonged to American Legion Post 12 and VFW Post 1079,
both in Elyria. He enjoyed collecting coins, knives and commemorative items.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth (nee Law); sons
Michael of Massillon, Timothy of Vista, Calif., Howard "Skip" of Euclid,
Richard of Syracuse, and Dennis of Florida; daughters Susan Loudin of
Grafton, and Elizabeth McVeen of Elyria; 12 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jeanee August of Alameda, Calif. He was
preceded in death by his first wife Mary L. (nee Corbin).
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Curtis-Scheuffler-Busch
Family Chapel, 114 Second St., Elyria, where members of American Legion Post
12 will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in
the funeral home. The Rev. Kevan Franklin will officiate. Burial will be in
Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria, where members of FVW Post 1079 will conduct
1073. Minerva Jane (Shaffer)
Snyder from The Punxsutawney Spirit May 2, 1962
Minerva Snyder, Timblin, Dies at 94
Funeral services will be held Friday in Timblin for Mrs. Minerva Snyder,
94, of Timblin, who died Tuesday in the home of a daughter following a
Mrs. Snyder was born April 16, 1868, in Mt. Tabor, Armstrong County, a
daughter of Lewis and Caroline Miller Shaffer and in 1889 married John
Snyder. She was a member of the United Brethren Church in Timblin where she
had resided most of her life.
Surviving are four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Oscar Johnson and Mrs.
Nellie Johnson, in whose home she died, both of Timblin; Mrs. Chester Kuntz,
of Punxsutawney; Mrs. Clyde Dailey, of McGrann, Pa.; Elmer Snyder, of
Ringgold; Jay Snyder, of Leechburg, and Melvin Snyder, of New Bethlehem. She
leaves also 32 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild. Surviving also are five sisters, Mrs. Alice Weaver,
Mrs. Lola Hepler and Mrs. Margaret Brocious, all of Timblin; Mrs. Clara
Sherry, of Hawthorn, and Mrs. Myrtle Hepler, of Clarion.
Friends will be received in the Pifer Funeral Home here until 9 a.m.
Friday when the body will be taken to the Timblin United Brethren Church
where it will lie from 10 a.m. until services at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. R.
Doverspike, of Timblin, will officiate and interment will be in the Timblin
1074. John Victor Snyder from
The Punxsutawney Spirit January 25, 1935
John V. Snyder, of Timblin, Died Here
John V. Snyder, aged 66, of Timblin, died Tuesday evening in the Adrian
Hospital of Brights disease after a long illness.
The deceased was born in Ringgold Township, a son or Mr. and Mrs. Phillip
Snyder and was united in marriage to Miss Minerva Shaffer 46 years ago. He
had been a meat cutter all his adult life and was held in high esteem in
Timblin and throughout the southern section of Jefferson County. He had
lived in Ringgold Township his entire life.
He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Melvin, of New
Bethlehem; Percy, Elmer, Jay and Clara, of Timblin; Nelle and Erna at home
and Charlotte, of Kittanning. One brother, Charles Snyder, of Timblin, also
survives. No funeral arrangements have been made.
And from The Leader-Vindicator (New Bethlehem, Clarion Co., Pa) January
John V. Snyder, aged 66 years, of Timblin, died Tuesday evening, January
22nd, 1935, in the Adrian Hospital, Punxsutawney, Penna. Death followed a
long illness of Brights Disease.
Mr. Snyder was born in Ringgold Township, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip
Snyder. He was united in marriage to Miss Minerva Shaffer forty-six years
ago. He had resided in Ringgold Township his entire life and was held in
high esteem in Timblin and throughout all the southern section of Jefferson
County, where he was well known.
He leaves the following sons and daughters: Melvin, New Bethlehem; Percy,
Elmer, Jay, and Clara of Timblin; Nellie and Erna at home and Charlotte of
Kittanning. One brother, Charles Snyder, of Timblin also survives.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from his late residence at
Timblin, burial being made in the Timblin Cemetery.
1075. Elizabeth (Hetrick) Smith
from the Punxsutawney Spirit May 29, 1925
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, of Reynoldsville, died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. William Shuckers, of Hormtown, Wednesday at the age of 72 years. She
was born in Hormtown, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hetrick. She had
spent her entire life there and in the Reynoldsville area. She was united in
marriage to Daniel Smith who died 11 years ago. She was a member of the
Lutheran Church her entire life.
She is survived by two daughters and eight sons: Mrs. William Shuckers of
Hormtown; Mrs. Catherine Thomas of Vandergrift; Peter Smith of Sugar Hill;
Adam of Reynoldsville; Edward of Meridith; Charles & Frank of Pittsburgh;
William of Apollo; Israel of Hormtown; and Daniel of Fuller. Three brothers
and one sister also survive: Lewis & Martin Hetrick of Hormtown; Rubin of
Kittanning and Mrs. Caroline Thompson of Brockway.
Service will be held at the Emerickville Lutheran Church with Rev. R .L.
Leatherman officiating. Internment will be made in the Emerickville Lutheran
1076. Warren H. Smith from
The Potter County (Pa) Enterprise November 24, 1993
Warren H. Smith, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Brockway. Born Sept. 5,
1920 in Reynoldsville, son of Farmer and Alma Burkett Smith. On Nov. 9, 1944
married Wilda Hicks who survives. Veteran of WW II, Navy Seabees. Partner of
Sugar Hill Limestone Co., Brockway. Two daughters, Janice L. Burns, DuBois
and Kathy Clark of Portville, N.Y. Two sons Roger W. Smith of Reynoldsville
and Dennis Smith of Brockway. Funeral Saturday, Nov. 20, 1993. Burial in
Smith Cemetery, Hormtown.
1077. Farmer Smith from the
Brockway (Pa) Record October 29, 1980
Farmer Smith, 89 of 11 Brown St., Reynoldsville, died Tuesday October 21,
1980, in the DuBois Hospital. Born Nov. 7, 1890, in Reynoldsville, he was
the son of Jonathan and Sarah Swab Smith.
Mr Smith was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of
Reynoldsville and was a retired partner in the Sugar Hill Limestone Company.
Surviving are his wife Alma M. Burkett Smith, which he married in 1919,
four sons; Russell and Clyde of Reynoldsville; Warren, Brockway RD1; and
John, Reynoldsville RD2; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond, Mary Ellen, Daugherty,
Reynoldsville RD2; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, six sisters and a
grandson, Donald H. Daugherty. He was the last member of his immediate
Funeral services were held Thursday at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home
in Reynoldsville. The Rev. Charles Clapie officiated and interment was in
the Smith Cemetery.
William M. “Will” Yarger from The Leader-Vindicator, New Bethlehem, Pa
William M. Yarger, a lifelong resident of the
Timblin area, died suddenly at his home at 12:45 Sunday morning, January 25,
1948. He was 80 years of age. The deceased was born in Armstrong County May
23, 1867, a son of David and Nancy Fisher Yarger. He was united in marriage
August 25, 1887, to Miss Elizabeth Kuntz, who preceded him in death 12 years
He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Evangelical church
at Cross Roads, from which funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock, with interment in the Timblin cemetery.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Anna Dougher,
Punxsutawney, and Mrs. Dora L. Snyder, New Bethlehem, R.D. 4. Six
grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Jesse A. Yarger
of New Bethlehem, R. D. 4, also survive.
And Obituary, Jan 1948, Unknown Newspaper (Pa)
W. M. Yarger, 80, Dies In Home Near Timblin
William M. Yarger, a lifelong resident of the
Timblin area, died in his home early Sunday morning. He was 80 years of age.
Funeral services will be held in the Mt. Carmel
Evangelical Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the
Timblin Cemetery. Friends will be received in the Yarger home until time for
The deceased was born in Armstrong County May 23,
1867, a son of David and Nancy Jane (Fisher) Yarger. On August 25, 1887, he
was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Kuntz, who preceded him in death. A
member of the Mt. Carmel Evangelical Church, he was a retired farmer and was
held in high esteem throughout the Timblin area. He is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Anna Dougher, of Punxsutawney, and Mrs. Dora Snyder, of New
Bethlehem R.D. 4, six grandchildren and one brother, Jesse A. Yarger, of New
Bethlehem R.D. 4. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth (Brocious) Dinger from The Leader-Vindicator Nov 23, 2003
Annie E. Dinger, 99, of Mayport RR 1, Mudlic, Redbank Township, Armstrong
County, died early on Tuesday morning, November 11, 2003, at Brookville
Hospital, Jefferson County. Born July 14, 1904, in Armstrong County, she was
a daughter of Isaac and Minnie (Dinger) Brocious. Mrs. Dinger was married to
Hollie E. Dinger. He preceded her in death on February 28, 1944. She was a
Mrs. Dinger was of the Protestant faith, having attended the Mudlic
United Methodist Church and later, the New Salem United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter,
Dorothy Snyder and her husband, Cleo, Elyria, Ohio; and a sister Larue Gallo
of Clarion. In addition to her parent and her husband, Mrs. Dinger was
preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Brocious and Lee Brocious and a
sister, Loucetta Troup.
Friends will be received at the Charles D. Alcorn Funeral Home in
Hawthorn today (Wednesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from to 11 a.m.
Funeral services will be held
tomorrow (Thursday) November 13, 2003, at the funeral home with the Rev.
Bruce Foster officiating. Interment
will follow in the New Salem Cemetery, Redbank Township, Armstrong County.
1080. C. Eugene Mumford from
The Derrick Dec 28, 2001
C. Eugene "Gene" Mumford, 84, of Brookville RD 4, died Wednesday, Dec.
26, 2001, at Brookville Hospital. Born Aug. 7, 1917, in Eldred Township,
Jefferson County, he was a son of Walter D. and Cena Rhoades Mumford. Mr.
Mumford was a past owner of Mumford Lumber Co., of Brookville.
He played in various bands for 42 years with Hunter Craig and was a
member of the Brookville Lions Club and the Brookville Fraternal Order of
the Eagles, No. 983. He also was the oldest-living Brookville High School
football player. Mr. Mumford was a member of the Zion United Methodist
Church in Sigel, Brookville Star Route.
He was married June 30, 1965, to C. Charlotte Gathers in Brookville. She
Also surviving are two sons, Larry Mumford of Avon Lake, Ohio, and Larry
Foster of Shippenville; three daughters, Barbara Beichner of Sligo, Carol
Sue Hynes of Appalachian, N.Y., and Debra Lewis of Meadville; one sister,
Hazel Davidson of Leesburg, Fla.; two brothers, Ivan Mumford of Clairmont,
Fla., and Ralph Mumford of Brookville; as well as 11 grandchildren and 2
Mr. Mumford was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Virginia
Rayer and Nancy Fiscus; and one brother, Dick Mumford.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the McKinney
Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville. Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Rob Hernan officiating.
Interment will follow in Zion Methodist Cemetery, Eldred Township,
Jefferson County. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the
Brookville Lions Club.
1081. Helen Riley Geer unknown
Helen R. Geer, 74, of 26 Hone Ave., Oil City, died at 3:17 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, in Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie. Born Nov.
15, 1927, in Oil City, she was the daughter of Bernard and Catherine Long
She attended St. Joseph schools. Mrs. Geer was a member of St. Joseph
Church. She had worked as an elevator operator at the Veach Building and
many years at the Oil City Hospital. Mrs. Geer's favorite pastimes were
being with her grandchildren, being a homemaker and listening to music. She
was married in St. Joseph Church June 13, 1959, to Harry I. Geer, who
survives. Also surviving are two daughters and their spouses, Barbara and
Andrew Duncan and Connie and Robert Burns, all of Oil City; two
grandchildren, Michael and Kathryn Duncan of Oil City; four
step-grandchildren, Robin, Dixie, DeeDee and Donald Jr.; and several nieces
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Geer was preceded in death by a
stepdaughter, Faith McClintock; two brothers, Francis Riley and Jack Riley;
and a sister, Mary Martyna.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the
Reinsel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Saturday in St. Joseph Church with Msgr. John W. Swoger, pastor, presiding.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th St., Suite
212, Erie, 16501.
1082. Abner I. Snyder from the
Punxsutawney Spirit April, 1943
CPL. ABNER SNYDER - FIRST CASUALTY OF REYNOLDSVILLE AREA
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Snyder, Hormtown, Killed in Africa
Corporal Abner I. Snyder, 26 year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Snyder, of Hormtown, is the first resident of the immediate
Reynoldsville area to give his life in combat in World War II, according to
a telegram his parents received May 10 from the War Department in
The telegram merely informed Mr. and Mrs. Snyder that Abner had been
killed in action March 29, in the North Africa war theater. The young man
had seen action in the North Africa campaign since its invasion by United
States troops early last November. He was a veteran soldier of more than two
years having enlisted in the U. S. Army in October, 1940.
Before his enlistment Corp. Snyder helped his father operate their farm at
Hormtown, a small community five miles west of Reynoldsvllle. The deceased
was born June 18, 1916, in Hormtown, and had lived there until he enlisted
in the Army.
1083. Harry Lee Stahlman from the
Belleville Kansas Telescope June 23, 1966
Lee Stahlman, son of Harry L. and Lena D. Stahlman was born at Moxie, Kan.,
July 22, 1931 and died at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., April 30, 1966 at
the age of 34 years. He
came to Courtland with his parents when about one year old and attended
grade and high school at Courtland. He served four years in the Navy and
after his discharge made his home in California.
He was married May 15, 1956 to Cynthia Sue Murphy. Two childen were born
to this union, Kenneth Stephen and Linda Diane.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1963. Survivors include his
wife and children, his mother, two brothers, Clarence Stahlman, of Long
Island, N.Y.; Clyde Stahlman of Los Angeles, three sisters, Mrs. Bernice
Tate of Scandia, Mrs. Clara Mae Thompson, of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Ruth
Johnson, Lincoln, Neb., two sisters-in-law, three brothers-in-law, nieces
Services were Tuesday, May 3 in the Chapel of Price Daniel Mortuary with
Rev. Charley L. Peeples officiating. Interment was at Ft. Rosecrans National
Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
1084. Anna Elizabeth (Walgran)
MADISON - Bette Luetke competed a
journey on Nov. 24, 2012, surrounded by family.
She was born Anna Elizabeth
Walgran on May 21, 1918, in Bloomsburg, Pa. At the time of her birth, her
father, Charles Walgran, did not see her for a year, as he was in France, a
Lieutenant with the 311th Machine Gun Battalion during World War I. As a
little girl, growing up with her younger sister, Catherine and brother,
Robert, on Market Street in Lewisburg, Pa., Bette played the violin, played
basketball, served as club president of the Girls’ League, was a decorated
Camp Fire Girl, a lifeguard, an honor student, and in her junior year at
Lewisburg High School, was elected May Queen. Her qualities of leadership
and strong friendships would be passed on to all of her children and
Bette stirred herself into life
in Madison like an ingredient into a new recipe. A beautiful, social young
woman, Bette met her future husband, William Vernon Luetke, at the
University of Wisconsin and later received a ring for Christmas, 1941, at
the home of Arthur and Mayme Luetke in Ontario, Wis.
Bette finished "top of her class"
in nursing school, and was the first to receive her nursing pin on
graduation day, June 1, 1942. She stood proudly in her white uniform and
cap, and was cheered by her Delta, Delta, Delta sorority sisters, an
organization in which she formed friendships that were dear to her
throughout her life. Bette graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree at 10
a.m., and then she and Bill got married at 2 p.m. that same afternoon. Bette
was later thrilled, when almost 70 years later, her granddaughter, Jessica
used diamonds from her engagement ring in her own ring, for her marriage in
2011, and at 92, called her on that special day.
Before her new husband was
shipped out with the U.S. Navy in 1943, they moved about pursuing Bill’s
medical career and after the unfortunate loss of three infant children,
moved back to Madison, having four children in the next six years. Bette
studied cooking and always made beautifully decorated cookies for birthdays
and the holidays, and each night cooked amazing family meals. She read
extensively throughout her life and was a member of many book clubs,
attended Methodist church, was a champion bridge player, a scouting Den
Mother, and an Attic Angel. She was awed by talent and beauty, loved naming
flowers and trees, and routinely gathered up those who had no place to go
for holidays. She was a great "scrap-booker" and the lives of her family are
documented in some 75 albums of photos, event memorabilia and pictures that
she personally took, labeled, and organized.
Bette retired with Bill to
Naples, Fla., and later moved to Texas to be near two of her grandchildren,
Marcy and Mary Pat. Her own "Birthday Book” had 3-4 names on every line, and
many remember Bette's ministry of letter writing. To the end, she was up to
date on news about her friends and family, and even towards the last, often
asking her dear friend and special care-giver, Debbie Shaw, to send out a
Bette was preceded in death by
her husband, Bill in 2011; her parents; sister; brother and three infant
children. She is survived by four children, Art (Linda Collins) of Madison,
Bill Jr. of Red Lodge, Mont., Dr. Barbara of Seattle, Wash., and Dr. Charles
(Jennifer Rex) of Micanopy, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Trevor, Jessica,
Breeze Elizabeth (Kelsey), Hannah, Mary Pat (Brandon), Marcy (fiancee,
Robert), Maya and Eli; along with five great-grandchildren, Tay, Gus, Iggy,
Bella and Khloe, as well as very special people in her life, Susan Luetke
and Kent Stahlman.
Bette Luetke will be buried in Ontario, Wis., beside her husband and
children, in a special family ceremony at a later date. Having spoken in one
of her final days, "I will see you in heaven," she begins yet a new journey.
1085. Martha (White) Stahlman from the Cumberland Times-News
February 20, 2013
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Martha A.
Stahlman, 75, of Hyndman, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at the Western
Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born May 25, 1937, in
Suffolk, Va.; she was a daughter of the late Cecil A. Sr. and Flora White.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Stahlman Sr.; a
brother, Cecil White Jr.; foster mother, Violet Kirchner; foster sister,
She is survived by
children, Bud Stahlman and wife Kimberly of Chancellorsville, Va., Carter
Stahlman of Glenn Rock, Pa., Roland Stahlman and wife Sherry of Ellerslie,
Colin Stahlman, Nolan Stahlman, Clarence Stahlman Jr. all of
Kennells Mill, Judy Stahlman of Gettysburg, Tracy Fuller of Deep
Creek; sisters, Betty Bennett of Corriganville, Jean Derby of Gates, N.C.,
Shirley Hennington of Mississippi; several grandchildren, nieces and
Friends will be received
at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on
Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at
the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Huffman
officiating; Burial at Comps Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family
(Kirchner) Stahlman from the Cumberland (MD)
Evening Times, Jan. 15, 1987
Mrs. Violet K. Stahlman, 80, of the Allegany County
Nursing Home, formerly of Cash Valley Road, Corriganville, died Wednesday in
Memorial Hospital. Born in Hyndman, Pa., on Oct. 17, 1906, she was a
daughter of the late William and Martha (Miller) Kirchner. Her husband,
Clyde Stahlman, died May 6, 1965.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn D. Combs,
Cumberland; two foster daughters, Mrs. Betty Bennett, Cash Valley Road, and
Mrs. Martha Stahlman, Hyndman; one step-son, Clarence Stahlman, Hyndman; one
step-daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Hillebrecht, Cumberland; one sister, Mrs.
Bessie Deneen, Cairnbrook, Pa., and two grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the Harvey H. Ziegler Funeral
Home, Hyndman, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Services will be conducted there Saturday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Leroy
Logsdon. Interment will be in Hyndman Cemetery.1087.
from The Punxsutawney Spirit January 29, 2013
Scott Reitz, 66, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013,
after fighting a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in Brookville, on
July 3, 1946, a son of Ruby and Donald Reitz, and was lovingly raised by his
paternal grandparents, Effie Cora and Clair Reitz.
He graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1965 and
always thought Groundhog Day should be a national holiday. He served in the
Army Reserves from 1966-72. Completing meat-cutting school in Toledo, Ohio,
he then began his career with the Golden Dawn stores. He spent the majority
of his career employed at Mr. D’s Foodfair in Brookfield.
After his diagnosis of ALS, he worked at Shenango Meat and
Poultry, where co-owners Tim and Shawn treated him with respect and
compassion and made his final working years a pleasure and a joy.
Scott married Linda Marie Schuckers on Sept. 4, 1971, and
was a loving, devoted and adoring husband. They had three children, who he
often spoke of with great pride: a son, Timothy Scott, married to Christina
Cho of Charlotte, N.C., and daughters Danielle Marie married, to husband
Drew Cole of San Antonio, Texas, and Christina Lynn of Sylva, N.C.
They will fondly remember him for his sense of humor, his
love of nature, his quiet spiritual contemplation and his love for spending
time with them playing games, talking over coffee, going for walks and
traveling. Besides always taking the annual family vacations, he was an avid
sportsman particularly devoted to hunting and fishing. He spent many hours
in nature contemplating the beauty of God’s world and enjoyed recounting
stories from decades of successful hunting trips. Scott was an active member
of Hickory United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife and children, surviving relatives
include his mother; two brothers, Donald of Punxsutawney and Dennis of
Myerston, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Jane Hutchinson; and many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father. A dog,
Charlie, also will miss him.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Pastor
Dave Evans, neighbors and friends, who visited Scott when he was no longer
mobile. Also, special thanks to the nurses in ICU at UPMC at Greenville,
Linda’s co-workers and Advanced Anesthesia Associates, who were a constant
source of strength during Scott’s illness.
Scott’s laughter and love will be missed by all who knew
him. Donations can be sent to Hickory United Methodist Church’s Vacation
Bible School Program, 240 N. Hermitage Rd., Hermitage, PA, 16148.
Friends will be received from 6 to
9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and
Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. A funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Hickory United Methodist Church, 240 N.
Hermitage Rd., Hermitage, with the Rev. David S. Evans, pastor officiating.
Interment will be at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Jefferson Township, with
committal prayers in the Clyde Jewell Memorial Chapel. Condolences can be
sent to his family by visiting the web site
1088. Faye (Johnson) Olson
from The Bacon Funeral Home, Nevada, Iowa
Faye Olson, 77, of Nevada, passed away Monday, July 4,
2011, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.
Faye was born February 8, 1934 at Rockford, Illinois, the
daughter of Clifford and Caroline (Roach) Johnson. Faye was united in
marriage to Robert “Bob” Olson November 16, 1956 at the Methodist Church in
Nevada, Iowa. She had worked as a secretary at Donnelly’s in Nevada before
retiring. Faye loved her children and granddaughter. She enjoyed playing a
good game of cribbage with Bob.
Faye is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Olson of
Nevada, IA; her son: Robin A. Olson of Sioux City, IA; her daughter: Diane
E. Olson of Rochester, MN; one granddaughter: Kindra F. Olson; and one
brother: C. Kay Johnson of Springfield, MO. Faye was preceded in death by
her parents and a sister prior to Faye’s birth.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 11,
2011, at Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada with burial to follow in Nevada
Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Faye Olson Memorial Fund.
1089. Gerald Leroy Silvis
from The Leader-Vindicator, Wednesday, December
Gerald Leroy Silvis, 69, of New Bethlehem, died peacefully
at his home early Tuesday, December 4, 2012, after a courageous battle with
cancer for 31-plus years. Born November 22, 1943, he was the son of Merle
and Helen Silvis of New Bethlehem. Mr. Silvis was a 1961 graduate of Redbank
Valley High School.
After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine
Corps. Following four years of service in the Marine Corps, including two
tours of duty in the Far East, Corporal Gerald L. Silvis returned from
Vietnam in January 1966. He came back to New Bethlehem to work for his dad
at Distributor Tire Sales Company. He loved the tire business - especially
farm tire repair and purchased DTS from his father in 1978. Forty-six years
later he retired.
He married Deborah Sue Cunningham on August 11, 1973. She
survives. Mr. Silvis was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist
Church in New Bethlehem. From 1980 to 2007, he served the United Methodist
Church as a certified lay speaker. He was also a Sunday school teacher from
1973 to 2011, teaching first the Youth Class, the Men's Bible Class and
finally the Rosie Class.
Mr. Silvis was a member of the New Bethlehem Borough
Council, the New Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, and coach of the Indians in
the New Bethlehem Little League.
In 2008, he received the highest form of recognition to
those who demonstrate a commitment to humanitarian work - the Melvin Jones
Fellowship Honors Award - through the New Bethlehem Lion's Club. As an
active member of the American Legion, he has served the past six years as
commander of the Walter W. Craig Post No. 354. For many years, Mr. Silvis
was an avid golfer and sparked great controversial conversations as a loyal
fan of the Cleveland Browns.
He will be remembered for his wonderful attitude in spite
of health concerns, his unwavering devotion to God, his sense of humor and
gifted dance moves.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Dr.
Matthew Silvis, daughter-in-law, Christine, and two grandsons, Nick and Ben,
of Hershey, and another son, Joshua Silvis, daughter-in-law, Nicole and
grandson, Cody, of Upper St. Clair; and a daughter, Elizabeth Schmitt of
Waldorf, Md.; a brother, Mark Silvis, of Warren; and three sisters, Naomi
Sheehan of Penn Hills, Ruth Ginder and her husband, Dave, of Hudson, Ohio,
and Becky Silvis of New Bethlehem.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
sister, Leah S. Moehlman in 1986.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on
Saturday, December 8, at the First United Methodist Church in New Bethlehem.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at
the church with the Rev. Jodie Smith, the Rev. Joe Short and the Rev. John
Phillips officiating. Arrangements are at the direction of Alcorn Funeral
Home in Hawthorn. Memorial contributions may be given in Mr. Silvis' memory
to the First United Methodist Church in New Bethlehem and the Walter W.
Craig Post No. 354 in New Bethlehem.
1090. Helen Louse (Reitz) Silvis
from The Leader-Vindicator
Helen Louse Reitz Silvis, age 93, of New Bethlehem, died
peacefully late Saturday evening, July 30, 2011 at the Clarion Hospital.
Born January 5, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Marie
Hetrick Reitz of New Bethlehem.
Helen was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist
Church in New Bethlehem and a 1935 graduate of the New Bethlehem High
School. She loved cooking, gardening and family gatherings. For many years
she was an avid participant in "the walkers" each morning. Helen volunteered
her time to both the community and the church. She served in leadership
roles numerous times for both the New Bethlehem Civic Club and the United
Methodist Women. In addition, she was a representative to annual conference
and teacher of the Rosie Sunday School Class for many years.
Survivors include her five children: Naomi Sheehan of Penn
Hills; Ruth Ginder and her husband, Dave, of Hudson, Ohio; Jerry Silvis and
his wife, Debbie, of New Bethlehem; Becky Silvis of New Bethlehem and Mark
Silvis of Warren; Seven grandchildren: Mike Sheehan, Mike Ginder, Jeff
Ginder, Karen Ginder, Matt Silvis, Josh Silvis and Elizabeth Schmitt; Six
great grandchildren; one brother: Glenn Reitz and his wife, Caroll, of Fort
Wayne, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. Helen's commitment to family
served as a great example to all, as they loved her dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Merle L. Silvis in 1999; a daughter, Leah S. Moehlman of North
Palm Beach, Florida, in 1986; Three brothers: Reverend Walter K. Reitz of
Panama in 1993; Charles (Chuck) Reitz of New Bethlehem in 1962 and Richard
(Dick) Reitz of Port Allegheny in 1974; a son-in-law, Jack Sheehan in 2002
and a grandson, Patrick M. Sheehan also in 2002.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August
3, 2011 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 4, 2011 in the Rupert
Funeral Home, 301 Penn Street, New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. Reverend Joe Short and Reverend
Jodie Smith, pastors of the Redbank Valley United Methodist Ministry, will
officiate. Interment will follow in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given in Helen's name
to the American Cancer Society, 133 W. Main Street, Clarion, PA 16214 or
online at www.cancer.org and the Clarion Hospital EMS, One Hospital Drive,
Clarion, PA 16214.
1091. Merle L. Silvis
from The Leader-Vindicator
Merle L. Silvis, 83, of New Bethlehem, died Friday
evening, Oct. 22, 1999, in the Brookville Hospital. Born Aug. 8, 1916, in
South Bethlehem, Armstrong County, he was a son of Warren J. and Nettie
Mr. Silvis founded Distributor Tire Sales Co. in New
Bethlehem in 1939, retiring in 1978. He was a member of the First United
Methodist Church in New Bethlehem and was a social member of the New
Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Co. Mr. Silvis was married Oct. 30, 1937, to the
former Helen Reitz, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Naomi Sheehan and her
husband, Jack, of Penn Hills, Ruth Ginder and her husband, David, of Hudson,
Ohio, and Becky Silvis of New Bethlehem; two sons, Jerry Silvis and his
wife, Deborah, of New Bethlehem and Mark Silvis of Warren, Pa.; and eight
In addition to his parents, Mr. Silvis was preceded in
death by a daughter, Leah Mochlman, in 1986; one brother, Paul Silvis, in
1998; and a half brother, Fulmer Silvis, in 1962.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the
Rupert Funeral Home, New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ben Shindledecker officiating.
Interment will follow in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.
1092. Paul W Silvis
from The Leader Vindicator
Paul W Silvis, 75, of New Bethlehem, died at 4:38 pm
Saturday, December 12, 1998 in Brookville Hospital. Born August 5, 1923 in
New Bethlehem, he was a son of Warren and Nettie Barlett Silvis.
Mr. Silvis was a graduate of Porter Township High School.
He was employed for 21 years at H K Porter Company until he ws disabled in
1967. Mr. Silvis was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New
Bethlehem. He was married August 19, 1944 to the former Josephine Campbell,
Also surviving are a daughter and her husband, Vicki and
Michael Heckman of Buzzards Bay, Mass., three sons and their wives, Stephen
and Jill Silvis of Shippenvillle, Val and Judy Silvis of Hampton, Virginia
and Murray and Patricia Silvis of Cambridge Springs; nine grandchildren and
one great-grandchild. He also is survived by a brother and his wife, Merle
and Helen Silvis of New Bethlehem and their family.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm today and from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 pm Tuesday in the Rupert Funeral Home in New Bethlehem. Visitation
also will be held from 10 to 11 am Wednesday in the First United Methodist
Church in New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday in
the church with the Rev. Joseph Onder, pastor, officiating. Interment will
be in New Bethlehem Cemetery.
1093. Margaret (Shick) Bish
from The Leader-Vindicator New Bethlehem, Pa 11/13, 2002
Margaret G. Bish, 95, of Brookville RD 5, formerly of
Sugar Valley, Redbank Township, Armstrong County, died at 12:45 a.m. Monday,
Nov. 11, 2002, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville. Born May 26, 1907, in Sugar
Valley, she was the daughter of Jessie E. and Amanda (Rearick) Shick.
Mrs. Bish married Lloyd H. Bish on June 9, 1928. He
preceded her in death on Jul 8, 2000. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Bish was a
member of the Hawthorn United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Harry L. Bish and his wife,
Shirley, of Brookville and Glenn E. Bish and his wife, Patsy, of Fredonia;
two daughters, Ruby Rearick and her husband, Marion, of Polk, Ohio and
Gladine Anthony and her husband, Raymond, of Mayport RR 1; 13 grandchildren;
a number of great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Shirey of Tucson,
Ariz., and Ruth Shick of Oak Ridge; and a brother, Clair "Pete" Shick and
his wife, Mary, of Mayport RR 2.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bish was
preceded in death by two brothers, Percy Shick and Roy Shick; and two
sisters, Catherine Bell and Mary Carrier.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. this morning,
(Wednesday), November 13, 2002, at the Charles D. Alcorn Funeral Home in
Hawthorn with the Rev. Bruce Foster, paster of the Hawthorn United Methodist
Church officiating. Interment followed in the family plot in Hawthorn
1094. Naomi M. (Browning) Deneen
from The Cumberland (MD) Times-News 02/28/2013
Naomi M. Deneen, 74, of Cumberland, died peacefully with her family by her
side at the Lions Center in Cumberland, on Wednesday,
Feb. 27, 2013. Born April 29, 1938, in Cumberland, she
was the daughter of the late Roy and Clara (Stahlman) Browning.
Naomi was a 1956 graduate of Hyndman High School. After
high school, Naomi went to Washington, D.C., where she was a clerical worker
at the United States Dept. of Agriculture. She also worked for the Acacia
Insurance Co. She returned to Cumberland when the new Sacred Heart Hospital
opened and worked as an outpatient registration receptionist for many years
until she became disabled with a back injury.
She is survived by two daughters Connie Beining, of
Cumberland and Kathy Matson and husband Andrew, of Hyndman, Pa.; three
brothers, Wayne Browning and wife Carmen, of Truckee, Ca., Stephen Kendall
Browning and wife Ann, of Mount Morris, Mich. and Roger Stahlman, of Erie,
Pa.; five grandsons, Jeremy and Joshua Logsdon, of Hyndman, Jamie Beining,
of Kapoeli, Hawaii, Jonathan Matson, of Hyndman and Justin Burkett, of
Cumberland and five great-grandchildren, Hailey and Destiny Beining, of
Kapoeli, Hawaii, Chance and Channing Logsdon and Jerimiah Twigg, of Hyndman.
Naomi was called “Grandma Ome” by her grandchildren. They were the light and
joy of her life and she treasured each one of them.
Naomi was a loving, caring and
generous person. She had many hardships during her life but she never lost
her sense of humor. Her spirit of compassion was always thinking of others
She loved playing Bingo, cards and Mexican Train. She
enjoyed Country and Gospel music. She was loved and admired by many who will
miss her and will hold cherished memories of her for many years to come.
Naomi’s family would like to thank the staff of the Lions
Center and Western Maryland Regional Medical Center for the excellent care
she received during her recent illness. Dr. Nalin for his decades of care,
concern and compassion. The family would also like to thank Naomi’s special
care givers Linda, Liz, Rebecca, Teresa, and Nicki who provided in home
care. Thanks also to Michele, Melody and Destiny of HRDC and to all the
drivers who delivered home meals, we cannot thank you enough. To Naomi’s
second family, her friends at JFK apartments, we thank you for twelve years
of love and concern for Naomi.
At Naomi’s request, her body was cremated. A memorial
service for Naomi will be held at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108
Virginia Ave. (www.scarpellifh.com) on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 2 p.m.
with Pastor Leo Lavin officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior
to the service.
1095. Mervin (Dean) Barnett
from the Erie Times-News December 27, 2012
Mervin (Dean) Barnett, age 77, of Harborcreek Township
died on Tuesday December 25, 2012 at UMPC Hamot. He was born on February 18,
1935 in Beaver Township, Jefferson, Co. Pa. to the late Harry Sr. and
Elizabeth Kathryn Stahlman Barnett.
Mervin was formerly employed as a steelworker at Zurn
Industries for 44 years. He enjoyed music, gardening, hunting, and fishing.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step-father,
William Rehm; sisters, Mary Carnes & Lucinda Barnett; brothers, Harry,
David, & John Barnett, and son-in-law Gregory Sturgeon. He is survived by
his wife of 58 years, Betty Lou Barnett; daughters, Patricia Sturgeon of
Fairview & Sandra Boyd (Martin) of Greenfield; a son, Richard Barnett of
Harborcreek; grandchildren, Trapper & Joshua Sturgeon, Zackery & Afton
Barnett, Ashley Lindsey; great-granddaughter, Lily Sturgeon; sisters, Twila
Mae Greenley of Brookville, Dorothy Burkett of North East, Ruth Mathers of
Harborcreek, Betty Moore of Summerville, S.C., Jane Bartlett of North East,
Sally Bartlett (Paul), Shirley Trayer (Eugene) of Erie.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65
South Lake Street North East on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and are invited to
attend a funeral service on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
Officiating Rev. David Waldo. Interment Erie County Memorial Gardens.
1096. Calvin Dick Yount
from The Punxsutawney Spirit June 26, 2011
Calvin Dick Yount, 82, Valier, died Sunday, June 26, 2011,
at Christ the King Manor in DuBois. He was born May 6, 1929, in Ramseytown,
a son of the late Charles Marvin and J. Ruth (Dinger) Yount. March 20, 1953,
he married Doris J. (Brosius) Yount, who survives.
Mr. Yount was a member of the Punxsutawney chapters of the
VFW, the American Legion, the Army-Navy Club and the Loyal Order of Moose.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of second
lieutenant with the Pennsylvania National Guard. Mr. Yount worked in coal
mining as a heavy equipment operator and with the B&O Railroad as a
telegraph operator. He also drove school and ATA buses.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include two
daughters, Karen Martino and husband John and Charlene Smilo, all of
Punxsutawney; a son, Richard Rex Yount of DuBois; five grandchildren, John
Martino and wife Rose, Heather Hicks and husband David, Chad (Cubby) Martino
and wife Deidre, Josh Yount and wife Heather and Vanessa Yount; seven
great-grandchildren, Autumn Martino, Izabella Martino, Madelyn Martino, Coy
Martino, Evan Yount, Eva Yount and Delilah Yount; one
step-great-granddaughter, Bailee Hicks; and two sisters, Elsie Brands of
Buffalo, N.Y., and Nancy Yates of Brookville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
four brothers, Howard Yount, Marlin Yount, Roger Yount and infant brother
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today
at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at
10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the funeral home. Interment will follow
at Lakelawn Memorial Park. The Yount family has suggested that memorial
contributions in memory of Mr. Yount be made to the charity of the donor's
1097. Erma Elizabeth (Hartzell) Hetrick
from The Punxsutawney Spirit
Erma E. Hetrick, 88, of 719 Woodland Ave., Punxsutawney,
died Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Mrs. Hetrick was
born August 30, 1909 in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Daniel and Anna
(Yeager) Hartzell. She married Frank B. Hetrick, who preceded her in death.
A lifetime resident of Punxsutawney, she was a member of the First United
Methodist Church of Punxsutawney and had been active for many years in the
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Surviving relatives include one son, Donald Hetrick of
North Tonawanda, N. Y.; five daughters; Doramae Yasolksy of Aliquippa,
Glemma McLaughlin of Pittsburgh, June Hoffman of Punxsutawney, Sally Skarupa
of Pittsburgh, and Cindy Jackson of Herndon, Va.; 13 grandchildren and six
In addition to her husband, she was preceded by a son,
Raymond Hetrick; a grandson, Jeffrey McLaughlin; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Wayne W. Pifer Funeral Home of Punxsutawney. The Rev. Bernard Shuey will
officiate. Interment will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park, near Reynoldsville.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and until the
time of services Thursday at the funeral home.
1098. Eugene C. Dougher
from the Punxsutawney Spirit July 5, 1988
Eugene C. Dougher, 69, of
Punxsutawney R.D. 2, died Monday, July 4, 1988 at Punxsutawney Area
Mr. Dougher was born April 6, 1919 in Punxsutawney, the
son of Patrick and Anna (Yeager –sic Yarger) Dougher. He was married in
October 1948 to Olive G. Dunmire.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War
II, he was retired after 18 years with Zurn Industries of Erie. Surviving
relatives include his wife, Mrs. Olive Dougher; two sons: James E. Dougher
of Warren, Ohio, and Larry J. Dougher of Windsor, Vt.; three daughters: Mrs.
Shirley Kendall of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Sue Ann Sharpies of Erie, and Mrs.
Jean Heath of Girard; 14 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; a
half-brother, William Hartzell of Kane; and a half- sister, Mrs. Erma
Hetrick of Punxsutawney.
He was preceded in death by his parenls and a
Funeral services will be held at 1
pm. Wednesday at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home of Reynoldsville. The
Rev. Milton Whiteman will officiate. Interment will be in Lakelawn Memorial
Park, near Reynoldsville.
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
1099. John David Stahlman Jr.
from the Daytona Beach News-Journal on September 1, 2005
EDGEWATER - John David Stahlman Jr., the infant son of
John and Deanna Stahlman, died Tuesday at home. An autopsy is pending. Baby
John was born in DeLand, and was a member of the Edgewater Alliance Church.
He enjoyed lights, watching television and going to the bowling alley,
waterpark, the mall and the roller skating rink.
Additional survivors include his paternal grandfather,
Edward Stahlman, Crescent City; his paternal grandmother, Ava Thomas,
Satsuma; his maternal grandparents, Robert Pilling and Teresa Pilling, both
of Edgewater; and his great-grandparents, Velma and Gusty Gariepy, Orange
City, June Hingson, Edgewater, Joan Pilling, Sicklerville, N.J., and Herb
and Patty Chesbro, Daytona Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the
March of Dimes, 200 Bill France Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114.
Settle-Wilder, New Smyrna Beach, is in charge.
1100. Sandra L. (Aiken) Harris
Sandra L. Harris beloved wife, mother and grandmother
Sandra L. Harris, 66, Windchester, VA, formerly of Eldred,
PA, passed away Tuesday (December 25th, 2012) at the Evergreen Health Center
following a lengthy illness. Born July 3rd, 1946 in Wellsville she was a
daughter of Allen W. and Kathryn E. Stahlman Aiken. In Oakridge, Tennessee
in 1982 she married Charles A. Harris, who survives.
Sandy was a 1964 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and
later attended secretarial school. She Resided in Germany before moving to
Virginia in 1985. She was employed in retail sales at K-Mart in Windchester
for 7 years before her illness. Sandy loved going to Ocean City (Maryland)
Beach with her family. She also enjoyed cooking and taking walks.
Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Brian
(Christie) McLaughlin of Windchester; one daughter, Shelly (Robert) Grant of
Oakridge, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Brooke and Avery McLaughlin and
Terrance Grant; five sisters, Cheri (Al) Ambrose of Laurel, Maryland, Judy
Eaton of Eldred, Bonnie Kovac of Lascassas, Tennessee, Pam Holly of
Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Kim (Micky Lyman) Mason of Eldred.
She was preceded in death by a son, Todd A. Aiken on
September 5th, 1970.
Friends may call Friday (January 4th, 2013) at the Frame
Funeral Home in Eldred from 12 to 2 pm at which time a memorial service will
be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will follow in St.
Raphael’s Cemetery, Eldred. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Huntington’s disease Foundation of the donor’s choice.