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McKEAN -Fay J. "Jr." Moses, age 71, of 10931 Old Route 99, McKean, and formerly of Meadville, died Thursday, July 3, 2008 at his home after a long illness. The complete obituary will be printed in Sunday's newspaper. Arrangements are by the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro.

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Thu, 3 Jul 2008 22:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/fay-jr-moses-752591701
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McKEAN - Fay J. "Jr." Moses, 71, of Old Route 99, McKean, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his home after a long illness. Born in Rundeltown, Pa., March 16, 1937, he was a son of the late Fay and Leona Cole Moses. Jr. graduated from high school in 1955 and started work the following year for the Meadville Bread Company, which later was known as Firch's Bakery and Stroehman's. He was a faithful employee for almost 43 years making deliveries in Meadville, Cambridge Springs, and Edinboro, and also working in sales until his retirement in 1998. Gardening was a very enjoyable pastime for Jr. Every year he would plant a large vegetable garden and then enjoy selling the produce at his roadside stand. He also was proud of the raspberries he grew. He was a member of the McKean Ushers Club, the Meadville Club, and the Eagles Club. He was preceded in death by a son, James Moses; a sister, Ruth Williams; two brothers, Alwin Moses and Fred Moses; and a niece, Cynthia Rohm. Those surviving in the family include his wife, Hazel Tallman Caldwell Moses, whom he married March 16, 1981; five children, Maria Soltis and husband Joseph, Debora Cornell, Robert Moses and wife Mary, all of Meadville, James Caldwell of Girard, and Gerald Caldwell of Edinboro; a sister, Dorothy Telliho of Meadville; also, 10 grandchildren, Christina Reynolds, Susan Soltis, Veronica Hall, Megan Frantz, Christina Pyle, Lisa Moses, Walter Cornell, Maria Sampson, Shawn Caldwell, and Jeremy Caldwell; and six great-grandchildren, Tyler Farrell, Cadence and Ian Reynolds, Luke and Elora Cornell, and Violet Sampson. Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Brian M. Kelly of McLane Church. Burial will follow at Valley Cemetery, McKean Township.

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Fri, 4 Jul 2008 22:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/fay-jr-moses-752591651
<![CDATA[(AARON) O'HARA-WEIGAND, Nancy May 12, 1930 - May 21, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/nancy-aaron-o-hara-weigand-927732951<![CDATA[

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Nancy Rose (Aaron) O'Hara-Weigand, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Mary (Connor) Aaron and Paul S. Aaron on May 12, 1930, died quietly on May 21, 2017, in her adopted final home of New Smyrna Beach Florida. She had been living there with her daughter Phyllis' family and where she loved the Florida sun as hot as it could get. Nancy is survived by eight flourishing children and their agreeable spouses, 19 beautiful grandchildren, two brand spanking new great grandchildren and two sage siblings, all of whom enjoyed her company and dry wit.Nancy's surviving children and their spouses, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren are Christine (Roger) Winstanley and Annie (Conor) Tapp and Jake Winstanley; Kathleen (Lawrence) Laychak, and Marybeth (Andrew) Laychak-Odell and Jayne (Ryan) Laychak-Overturf and Wesley Overturf; Timothy (Mary) and Colin (Sona Simo) and Ana Natalia O'Hara and Kevin O'Hara; Mike (Cyndi) and Keegan, Patrick and Katie O'Hara; Bernadette (O'Hara) DeVault and Ryan, Sean and Brendan DeVault; Robert (aka R.J.) (Chris) and Connor and Brigid O'Hara and Alex (Fielding); Mary (Bud) Stellfox and Alison and Sadie Stellfox; and Phyllis (John) Junkin and Ian and Charlotte Junkin, who lovingly made a home and cared for Nancy for 5 years. Nancy is also survived by siblings, Brother Phil Aaron, of Dayton, Ohio (among other work, formerly principal of North Catholic High School), and Sister Mary Philip Aaron, of Greensburg (among other work, formerly principal of Sacred Heart High School). Nancy was preceded in death by her second husband, George Weigand, as well as by her first husband, Robert O'Hara, and by her siblings, Bernadette, who died at the tender age of 13 and of whom Nancy still had vivid memories, as well as her oldest brother Paul Jr. ("Bud") Aaron, a combat veteran, of Michigan, and by her brother Father James Aaron, who served various parishes around Pittsburgh.Nancy grew up in McKees Rocks and on the North Side of Pittsburgh, graduating from St. Benedict's High School. She had wonderful memories of always having a large extended family around while growing up - including the Burgunders and Aarons about whom she spoke of fondly, recalling the Aaron tennis courts, dances in Pittsburgh's long forgotten parks, summers on Conneaut Lake to escape the oppressive city heat and receiving visitors there, and the fun times of a simpler age. On and off, Nancy worked at the old Horne's Department Store, and for 15 years at the former Sacred Heart High School, where she was a student favorite despite being the attendance secretary. Nancy raised her family for a time on Pittsburgh's North Side and was a member of St. Cyril's parish, before the family moved to Emsworth, where the family joined Sacred Heart parish. In retirement, Nancy and George moved to Linesville and were members of St. Phillips parish. (A humorous "crowning" achievement for Nancy in Linesville, which she found amusing for "an old dame" in her late 70s, was being named the "Queen of Queens" for the Ducks Unlimited Parade and waving to parade goers while perched on the back of an open convertible.) What Nancy enjoyed most were family gatherings and good meals - whether prepared at home or out at a restaurant, assuming good service and better food was provided - and receiving news about the adventures and successes of her large family, whether the events were large or small. Her passing brought her relief from a long, quiet, brave battle with cancer. She was 87 years young and always curious about what would come next. She and her guidance and wit will be sorely missed.Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach, with the Rev. Patrick Quinn T.O.R. officiating. A memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the chapel at Allegheny County Memorial Park, 1600 Duncan Avenue, Allison Park, PA 15101; all who knew Nancy are welcome and encouraged to attend. Cancer Society donations are also encouraged.Local arrangements are under the direction of ROYAL-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 6028 U.S. HIGHWAY 6, LINESVILLE. Please share a condolence or memory of Nancy for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.

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Tue, 23 May 2017 12:08:44 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/nancy-aaron-o-hara-weigand-927732951
<![CDATA[(ACE) MCCORMICK, Norma Sep 11, 1933 - Dec 28, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/norma-ace-mccormick-1078274055<![CDATA[

Norma Audrey (Ace) McCormick, 86, formerly of Meadville, residing with her son and daughter-in-law in Glen Burnie, MD. passed away on December 28, 2019 while visiting with family in Pittsburgh, PA at St. Clair Hospital.Born in Licking Township, Clarion County, PA, September 11, 1933. Daughter of the late Stanley Harold Ace and Laura Marcella Showers Ace. She married Charles F. McCormick on April 30, 1956, he preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by brother Stanley Ace, Jr. and son, Patrick McCormick.Survivors include her son, Michael McCormick (Joyce) of Glen Burnie, MD; Daughters Linda McCormick of Henderson, NV and Cindy Harris (Don) of Andover, OH; grandchildren, Caitlin (Matthew) Swerfa*ger, Marc McCormick, Emily McCormick; Ciara Roberts, Megan Harris, Heather Harris and Ryan Harris. Great granddaughter, Loreli Leaf Swerfa*ger. Sisters, Donna (Bob) Beers of Tucson, AZ; Ruth Mapes of Knox, PA; Myra Weaver of Meadville; Marjorie McAdoo of Clarion, PA; Deborah (Mike) Trephan of Mechanicsburg, PA and Brenda Ace of Pittsburgh, PA and Brother Floyd "Bud" Ace of Knox, PA.Norma graduated from Spencer Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from Meadville Medical Center. She loved reading and spending time with her great granddaughter.A Memorial Service will be held at the Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335, on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 11:00 am until the time of the service at 12:00 pm. Burial will be private at Greendale Cemetery.A Celebration of life luncheon will be held at Kerrtown Community Center, 18834 Hope Street, Meadville, PA 16335.Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Norma's Book of Memories at www.warrenfh.com

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Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:16:45 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/norma-ace-mccormick-1078274055
<![CDATA[(ADLIS) CORTES, Joyce Aug 22, 1944 - May 7, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/joyce-adlis-cortes-1074520427<![CDATA[

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Peacefully, in Pittsburgh, on May 7, 2019 Joyce (Adlis) Cortes, age 74, of Pittsburgh. Born on August 22, 1944 in Philadelphia to Michael Adlis and Myrtle Arrowsmith Adlis. She is survived by her loving children Lisa Blough (Matthew) of Pittsburgh, Candice Mandera (James) of Medina, OH, Ricardo Cortes (Alison Nicoll) of Los Gatos, CA, and Victoria Cortes of Manassas, VA. She was a beloved Grandmother to Meredith, Clayton and Griffin Blough, Madelyn, Avery and William Mandera, Ewan and Kyle Cortes, and Liam Hickernell. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Candido of 39 years and her brother-in-law Neal Harman. She is survived by her sister Gloria Harman.Joyce graduated from Forest City Regional High School in 1962 and attended nursing school to obtain her RN degree. She worked briefly at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital in Albany, NY, where she met Candido. The newlyweds lived in Albany, Schenetdady and Cornwall, NY before moving to Linesville. In 1973, the family settled in Meadville. In 1981, Joyce joined the nursing staff at Winslow Health Center, Allegheny College, where she worked for 29 years. Joyce's personality was a perfect fit for a career in nursing. She was a naturally caring person who loved interacting with the students and providing them with a nurturing environment away from home. Joyce loved her nursing career and was proud that all four of her children obtained their Bachelor Degrees from Allegheny College.Joyce was an avid reader and will be remembered for her fun-loving spirit and her passion for life. She enjoyed cooking family dinners, swimming, fishing with Candido, and spending family vacations at the beach. It was her summers off from Allegheny that afforded her the opportunity to spend quality time with her nine grandchildren.Family will receive friends on Friday, May 10 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at Simons Funeral Home, 7720 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, followed by an 11am funeral service on Saturday, May 11 at Christ Episcopal Church, 5910 Babco*ck Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

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Tue, 7 May 2019 11:24:06 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/joyce-adlis-cortes-1074520427
<![CDATA[(AGNEW) RHODES, Diane Mar 3, 1953 - Apr 17, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/diane-agnew-rhodes-1074112040<![CDATA[

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Diane Eileen (Agnew) Rhodes, 66, passed away on April 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Meadville, PA on March 3, 1953, daughter of the late John and Betty Agnew. Diane, or "Dee Dee" to her family, was the librarian of the Shontz Memorial Library in Conneaut Lake. She previously served as librarian at the Henretta Memorial Library in Harmonsburg. Diane was well known in the Conneaut Lake community through her work at the Library, where she also ran children's story hour and the summer reading program. Diane was a long time member and board member of the Shady Avenue Association, and she loved to spend summer days at the beach and evenings watching sunsets. She enjoyed participating in a long running book club with her friends, and would often walk along the streets of the east side of Conneaut Lake with those same friends. Diane was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were the light of her life, and she seemed to have an unlimited supply of energy, time and patience to provide to her family. With her family, every conversation ended with an "I love you", and every visit with a hug. Although she passed so unexpectedly, those close to her knew they were loved, and she knew that she was loved in return. She was selfless and gave of herself every day until she went to sleep knowing she had given all she had to her family and friends. She touched many people in her life, and we are all better for having known her.Diane is survived by her husband, Raymond Rhodes of Conneaut Lake; her son David Rhodes and wife, Jennifer of Erie, PA; her daughter Brooke Roney and husband, Tim of Westmoreland City, PA; her grandchildren, Maggie, Abby and Henry Rhodes and Willa Roney; her brother, John Agnew of Harmonsburg, PA; and her sisters, Deborah Rauscher of Conneautville, PA and Suzanne Scirpo of Penn Valley, California.Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences with the family at Dickson Funeral Home in Conneaut Lake on Monday, April 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.Arrangements have been entrusted to DICKSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 130 N. SECOND ST., CONNEAUT LAKE, PA 16316, ROCCO R. TEDESCO, SUPERVISOR. Please sign the online guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com

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Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:07:34 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/diane-agnew-rhodes-1074112040
<![CDATA[(ALBAUGH) GANDZIARSKI, Margaret Jan 10, 1934 - Nov 27, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/margaret-albaugh-gandziarski-1071536248<![CDATA[

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Margaret E. (Albaugh) Gandziarski, 84, of Cochranton, formerly of West Hickory, PA, passed away November 27, 2018 at Meadville Medical Center. She was born on January 10, 1934 to Merle and Elizabeth (Anthony) Albaugh in Creighton, PA. She married Joseph A. Gandziarski on June 27, 1953. He survives.Margaret was a 1953 graduate of East Deer Frazier High School. She was a homemaker and of Protestant faith. Margaret enjoyed painting, ceramics, baking, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph; a daughter Jean Steiger of Cochranton, PA; two sons, Charles Gandziarski of Cochranton, PA and Joseph Gandziarski of Erie, PA; three grandchildren, John (Louise) Gandziarski of Newport News, VA, Tonya Boyd of Atlantic, PA, and Robbie (Nicole) Mumford of Greenville, PA; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her son-in-law Max Steiger; grandchildren, Stacey Mumford and Leland Gandziarski; and three sisters, Mary Lou Cook, Anna Jean Riggs, and Effie McCanna.Services will be private at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hempfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, 20 6th Ave., Greenville, PA 16125.Arrangements have been entrusted to HATHEWAY-TEDESCO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 614 BALDWIN ST., MEADVILLE, PA.Please sign Margaret's guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.com

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Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:39:19 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/margaret-albaugh-gandziarski-1071536248
<![CDATA[(ALLEN) TAU, Norma Aug 26, 1932 - Feb 23, 2020]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/norma-allen-tau-1078511544<![CDATA[

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Norma Rebecca (Allen) Tau, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on February 23, 2020. Norma was a resident of Brevillier Village for the past 6 years. She previously resided for a short time in Wattsburg, PA but raised her family in Venango, PA.Norma was born on August 26, 1932 in Amity Township, Wattsburg, PA to Neil and Lena Allen. She graduated from Union City High School in 1950 and received her Elementary Education degree from Edinboro State Teachers College in 1954. Later she took coursework, specific to educating children with hearing impairments, through Penn State University. Norma taught second grade for three years in Meadville, PA. In 1958 she started the Crawford Counties New Sensory handicapped class for children with hearing impairments. She continued in the field of deaf education through the North West Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5 until her retirement in 1993.On June 13, 1959, Norma married her sweetheart, John H. Tau. They raised their family in Venango, PA. Their children include: Ruthann (Jerry) Lawton of Norwich, NY, James (Ruthanne) Tau of Martinez, GA, and John (Kathleen) Tau of Wattsburg, PA. They have been blessed with six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.Norma loved humanity, especially children. She was involved in children's ministries and enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren. Music was also an integral part of her life and has been carried on through her children. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and driving their motorhome.Norma is survived by her husband of sixty years and their children. She was preceded in death by her parents Neil and Lena Allen, sister Charlotte R. Steves, and brother Arthur N. Allen.Family and friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford, PA on Saturday, February 29 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow in Waterford Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Employee Christmas Fund at Brevillier Village, 5416 East Lake Road, Erie, PA 16511. To send condolences, please visit www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:40:16 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/norma-allen-tau-1078511544
<![CDATA[(ANDREWS) HEFFERN, Dorothy 'Arlene' Apr 25, 1921 - Mar 22, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/dorothy-arlene-andrews-heffern-1073679095<![CDATA[

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Dorothy "Arlene" (Andrews) Heffern, age 97, of Conneaut Lake, PA, passed away March 22, 2019 at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Home. She was born April 25, 1921 in East Fallowfield Township to the late Paul Leroy and Thelma A. (Reaugh) Andrews. She married Walter Leroy Heffern in June 11, 1938. They were married for 69 years, before Walt passed away March 14, 2008.Dorothy Arlene attended East Fallowfield Schools and Conneaut Lake High School. She worked at Talon in Meadville as an assembler and in various levels of zipper manufacturing throughout her career at Talon, and retired after 37 years. Her husband, Walt, was enrolled in the Merchant Marines, and worked at McCrosky's Tool & Die until his retirement.She was a dedicated housewife, mother and grandmother, always cooking delicious meals, baking decadent desserts, and giving thoughtful gifts and cards to her family. She enjoyed going on bus trips with her sister, Pauline, and became a member of the Red Hat Society in her later years.Dorothy Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; twin sons, Robert Leroy and William Earl (who passed at birth); and James Walter. Besides her family, she was preceded by her two sisters, Betty Peterson and Pauline Davis, and brother, William Andrews.She is survived by four grandchildren, Vance (Rosemary) Heffern of Georgia, Valerie (Dr. James) Scarpino of Jamestown, NY, Troy Heffern of Florida, and Tamara Soules of Florida; seven great-grandchildren, Lisa, Dr. Julie, Laurie Scarpino; Jadyn Heffern; Gretchen, Emma and Hunter Soules.Friends and family are invited to call at Dickson Funeral Home in Conneaut Lake on Saturday, March 30 from 10am-12pm. There will be a service at the funeral home at 12pm with Chaplain Sam Marchetta officiating. A private burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery.Please sign Dorothy's guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.comArrangements have been entrusted to DICKSON FUNERAL HOME, 130 N. SECOND ST. CONNEAUT LAKE, Rocco R. Tedesco, Supervisor.

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Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:39:27 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/dorothy-arlene-andrews-heffern-1073679095
<![CDATA[(ARCHER) HOHOL, Frances Oct 20, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/frances-archer-hohol-841161082<![CDATA[

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Frances (Frannie) A. Hohol, of Spartansburg, is now counted among the Saints in Heaven; joyfully reunited with her husband, Andrew William Hohol II (deceased Sept. 12, 1972); daughter, Priscilla Heidi Hohol (1944-2005); her parents, Florence (Baldwin) and Earl Archer; 6 siblings, Hester, Neal, Walter, Grace, Blanche, and Raymond Earl (Bud); Earl (Shorty) Southall, her companion of 10 years; along with many other cherished friends, Hohol Tavern patrons and family members on October 20, 2016, a Century after arriving in Ripley, NY.Frances lost both of her parents in 2 separate tragic accidents (a car/train and a car/Dunkirk ice cream truck). She and her young brother, Raymond Earl (Bud) were orphans before they were teenagers and Frances lived with several of her older married siblings as a Nanny/housekeeper until she was old enough to get out on her own. She had an 8th grade education and always regretted never learning to ride a bicycle. Few people can say they actually met and knew Veterans of the Civil War, but she told of many.She married Andrew W. Hohol II and lived in Hershey, Lawrence Park, Franklin, and finally settled in Spartansburg. She and her husband, Andy II, bought a house on Route 77, Spartansburg and turned it into a home and business, Hohol's Tavern. He died September 12, 1972, from complications of Diabetes.Two children came of their union: Priscilla Heidi (born 1944 and died 2005 in the flower bed outside Frances' home) and Andrew III, now living in Meadville with wife, Cherie G (Jones).Frances raised her family in the rear of the tavern and the upstairs bedrooms, while running the business in the front rooms of their home. She (along with her husband, Andy II, until his death), were Hohol's Tavern's cook, dishwasher, laundress, janitor, bar tender, waitress, mother and wife for over 50 years. She enjoyed cooking the foods that met the needs of the locals, as well as hunters and fishermen passing thru the area. Menu specials included Spanish Rice or Spaghetti with sauce she had been simmering for 2 days on the burner in the kitchen, or reportedly one of the best burgers in the State. If she did not sell all of her kitchen creations, the family ate the leftovers. She even prepared special holiday meals for special friends and patrons if they needed it. She loved people and they loved her. She was an interesting and well-read conversationalist about all topics of the day, as might be expected from a woman that talked to all sorts of people all day for a living for almost 60 years.She was also the BOUNCER for Hohol's Tavern. She was known as Aunt Frannie to the locals that frequented Hohol's Tavern for a shot and a beer. However, if anyone had too much to drink or wanted to start a fight, she was the one to shut them off and send them out into the parking lot. She may have been petite but she had a voice that people did not question. If they thought they were going to stand up to her, she kept a Double Barrel Break Action 20 Gauge LC Smith under the counter of the bar and was not afraid to bring it out and let them know she would use it. She even stood up to Senator Roland B. Mahany and threw him out of her Tavern because he tried to block the approval of their Liquor License in 1947.Interesting fact: The ERIE TIMES NEWS had a two page article about Frannie when she was recognized as the Longest Operating Sole Proprietor in the Commonwealth of PA.Hohol's Tavern, Spartansburg, was in business from 1947 to 2005 without losing 1 day to the Liquor Control Board.She loved to dance in her younger days. She enjoyed mowing her own yard and playing cards until she was 95 never needing a calculator to keep score. She played to win and usually did! That must be why she rooted for the Steelers and even kicked her son out for wearing his Brown's hat to her house!She jogged 4 miles a day well into her 60's and 70's and was walking 4 miles a day with her neighbor into her 80's.Four Grandchildren, Jennifer (Hohol) Baughman, Joey Elizabeth, Jesse Katherine, and Andrew William Hohol IV. Four Great Grandchildren and the youngest, 11 month old Guinevere Hohol, came to her recent 100'th birthday celebration at Crawford County Care Center.Nieces, Wanda Wilcox, Mary Holtzer and Jeannie Dalla Torre, held a special place in her heart, having been a surrogate mother at times of need in their lives.In the early years of the Tavern, she supplemented the income by working at Woolworth, Erie and Continental Rubber in Erie where she inspected Gas Masks during the World War 2. She harvested Christmas trees for Rossbacher with many women working for her driving thru the woods in an International Scout. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Corry, PA 25 years. She was a Lifetime Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion. Never without a 4-Wheel Drive Pick-up truck, she never drove past someone that needed to be pulled out of the ditch. Her yard was kept so well-manicured and she continually increased it in size that her kids teased her it was going to be a golf course someday. Her Green Thumb was apparent in her flower gardens. Perhaps it was assistance from her chickens that made her gardens grow. Decorating for holidays brought great fun for her children and grandchildren. But, all their shared times were filled with love, often in the form of special menu items, in particular her Macaroni Salad and Apple Pies (peeled fresh). During the years that her sisters and brothers were alive, she spent as much time as possible with them playing 500 Rummy, picnics at Presque isle and shopping, perhaps because of her childhood as an orphan. Winter vacations in Punta Gorda, FL, with Shorty Southall in her later years renewed her vigor for life. She loved to play practical jokes. Driving her Ford 4X4 Pick-up until she was past 95, she found pleasure going into Spartansburg or Corry to have coffee or breakfast with the waitresses or her friends at her favorite hot spots. Her Century of life will be celebrated at the Bracken Funeral Home Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry on Tuesday October 25, 2016. Family and friends may call from 11a.m. until the time of a funeral service there at 12 noon. Rev. Mark A. Hoffman will officiate her service.She will join her husband at Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, NW PA Chapter, 2816 Elmwood Ave., Erie, PA 16508 in memory of the early demise of her husband.To send condolences or sign the guest book, please visit www.brackenfh.com or to her son Andy at andrew_hohol@yahoo.com.

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:14:22 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/frances-archer-hohol-841161082
<![CDATA[ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Marga...]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/margaret-barber-752705781<![CDATA[

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Margaret Duke (Barber) passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, May, 17, 2015, on her beloved St. Simons Island, Ga., surrounded by love. Margaret was born in Mottram, England, to her parents, Joseph and Mary Barber. She was raised by her grandmother until her death and then came home to Duckinfield to live with her parents. She adored her grandmother, her parents and her three sisters. Margaret pursued a teaching degree and taught kindergarten at Globe Lane Nursery and Primary School in Duckinfield, England. She loved babies and children. As a young woman Margaret had beautiful dark hair with piercing blue eyes and porcelain skin. She met her husband, William Clyde Duke, when he was stationed in Germany where they fell in love and married on Christmas Eve 1955. This past Christmas they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Margaret immigrated to the United States with William and they settled in Renova. Her mother-in-law took the young bride under her wing and Margaret loved her very much. Margaret and Bill moved to Williamsport and then on to Colorado. They returned from Colorado to Pennsylvania where they lived in Cambridge Springs, Blooming Valley and finally settling in Black Ash. Margaret and Bill had two foster children and she is survived by her five children and 14 grandchildren who all loved her very much. Her dream was to become a nurse and so after having five children she went back to school and received her nursing degree. She went on to work for Head Start in Crawford and Venango counties and was the health coordinator for many years where she combined her teaching and nursing degrees to help many area children and their families. Margaret also served as the president of the United Methodist Women in Pennsylvania. She was a wonderful artist who only painted from memory and she loved animals. Mojo was her constant companion throughout her illness. Margaret loved traveling and was always up for an adventure. She loved being outdoors and spent many hours picking blueberries and enjoying the birds and flowers in her garden, even performing chest compressions on a hummingbird that had hit a window. It sat in her hand until it recovered and flew off. Margaret loved the mountains and the ocean and for the last 12 years spent the winters on St. Simons Island. She loved sitting by the lighthouse watching for dolphins. To all who knew her she was precious; everyone who met her loved her English accent. She made a difference in so many people’s lives and she was loved and will be forever cherished by all who knew her. Special thanks to Katie, Brandy, Kristina, Kirsten, Sue and Helga for helping to provide wonderful care to “Miss Margaret.” To each of them we are eternally grateful for the care and compassion they showed during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Georgia Sea Turtle Sanctuary, 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, Ga. 31527; or to Christ Church of Frederica, 6329 Frederica Road, and St. Simons Island, Ga. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Arrangements are entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium, edomillerandsons.com.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/margaret-barber-752705781
<![CDATA[ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Marga...]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/margaret-barber-752706231<![CDATA[

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Margaret Duke (Barber) passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, May, 17, 2015, on her beloved St. Simons Island, Ga., surrounded by love. Margaret was born in Mottram, England, to her parents, Joseph and Mary Barber. She was raised by her grandmother until her death and then came home to Duckinfield to live with her parents. She adored her grandmother, her parents and her three sisters. Margaret pursued a teaching degree and taught kindergarten at Globe Lane Nursery and Primary School in Duckinfield, England. She loved babies and children. As a young woman Margaret had beautiful dark hair with piercing blue eyes and porcelain skin. She met her husband, William Clyde Duke, when he was stationed in Germany where they fell in love and married on Christmas Eve 1955. This past Christmas they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Margaret immigrated to the United States with William and they settled in Renova. Her mother-in-law took the young bride under her wing and Margaret loved her very much. Margaret and Bill moved to Williamsport and then on to Colorado. They returned from Colorado to Pennsylvania where they lived in Cambridge Springs, Blooming Valley and finally settling in Black Ash. Margaret and Bill had two foster children and she is survived by her five children and 14 grandchildren who all loved her very much. Her dream was to become a nurse and so after having five children she went back to school and received her nursing degree. She went on to work for Head Start in Crawford and Venango counties and was the health coordinator for many years where she combined her teaching and nursing degrees to help many area children and their families. Margaret also served as the president of the United Methodist Women in Pennsylvania. She was a wonderful artist who only painted from memory and she loved animals. Mojo was her constant companion throughout her illness. Margaret loved traveling and was always up for an adventure. She loved being outdoors and spent many hours picking blueberries and enjoying the birds and flowers in her garden, even performing chest compressions on a hummingbird that had hit a window. It sat in her hand until it recovered and flew off. Margaret loved the mountains and the ocean and for the last 12 years spent the winters on St. Simons Island. She loved sitting by the lighthouse watching for dolphins. To all who knew her she was precious; everyone who met her loved her English accent. She made a difference in so many people’s lives and she was loved and will be forever cherished by all who knew her. Special thanks to Katie, Brandy, Kristina, Kirsten, Sue and Helga for helping to provide wonderful care to “Miss Margaret.” To each of them we are eternally grateful for the care and compassion they showed during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Georgia Sea Turtle Sanctuary, 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, Ga. 31527; or to Christ Church of Frederica, 6329 Frederica Road, and St. Simons Island, Ga. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Arrangements are entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium, edomillerandsons.com.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/margaret-barber-752706231
<![CDATA[ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Marga...]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/margaret-barber-752706071<![CDATA[

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Margaret Duke (Barber) passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, May, 17, 2015, on her beloved St. Simons Island, Ga., surrounded by love. Margaret was born in Mottram, England, to her parents, Joseph and Mary Barber. She was raised by her grandmother until her death and then came home to Duckinfield to live with her parents. She adored her grandmother, her parents and her three sisters. Margaret pursued a teaching degree and taught kindergarten at Globe Lane Nursery and Primary School in Duckinfield, England. She loved babies and children. As a young woman Margaret had beautiful dark hair with piercing blue eyes and porcelain skin. She met her husband, William Clyde Duke, when he was stationed in Germany where they fell in love and married on Christmas Eve 1955. This past Christmas they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Margaret immigrated to the United States with William and they settled in Renova. Her mother-in-law took the young bride under her wing and Margaret loved her very much. Margaret and Bill moved to Williamsport and then on to Colorado. They returned from Colorado to Pennsylvania where they lived in Cambridge Springs, Blooming Valley and finally settling in Black Ash. Margaret and Bill had two foster children and she is survived by her five children and 14 grandchildren who all loved her very much. Her dream was to become a nurse and so after having five children she went back to school and received her nursing degree. She went on to work for Head Start in Crawford and Venango counties and was the health coordinator for many years where she combined her teaching and nursing degrees to help many area children and their families. Margaret also served as the president of the United Methodist Women in Pennsylvania. She was a wonderful artist who only painted from memory and she loved animals. Mojo was her constant companion throughout her illness. Margaret loved traveling and was always up for an adventure. She loved being outdoors and spent many hours picking blueberries and enjoying the birds and flowers in her garden, even performing chest compressions on a hummingbird that had hit a window. It sat in her hand until it recovered and flew off. Margaret loved the mountains and the ocean and for the last 12 years spent the winters on St. Simons Island. She loved sitting by the lighthouse watching for dolphins. To all who knew her she was precious; everyone who met her loved her English accent. She made a difference in so many people’s lives and she was loved and will be forever cherished by all who knew her. Special thanks to Katie, Brandy, Kristina, Kirsten, Sue and Helga for helping to provide wonderful care to “Miss Margaret.” To each of them we are eternally grateful for the care and compassion they showed during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Georgia Sea Turtle Sanctuary, 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, Ga. 31527; or to Christ Church of Frederica, 6329 Frederica Road, and St. Simons Island, Ga. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Arrangements are entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium, edomillerandsons.com.

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Wed, 27 May 2015 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/margaret-barber-752706071
<![CDATA[(BARNEY) BARNARD, Ronald Dec 4, 1933 - Dec 10, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/ronald-barney-barnard-1014608931<![CDATA[

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Ronald O. (Barney) Barnard, 84, formerly of Meadville and resident of Canadohta Lake died Sunday, December 10, 2017.He was born in Meadville December 4, 1933 a son of Oliver C. and Pauline Murphy Barnard. He married Carol Smith Witscher July 10, 1999 and she survives.He was a 1951 graduate of Meadville High School and was a veteran of the Korean War serving the US Air Force from 1951-1955. He worked on the Erie-Lackawanna and Conrail railroads for over 30 years, retiring as an engineer. He was a member of Crawford Masonic Lodge #234, Scottish Rite Bodies and member and Past Monarch of Kismet Grotto. He was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge #219 and a member of Huidekoper VFW Post #2006, Cambridge Springs American Legion Post #381 and the Presque Isle Beagle Club. He also enjoyed hunting.Survivors, in addition to his wife, Carol, of 18 years, include: two daughters, Jan Ingram and her husband Kirk of Clearwater, FL and Jo Hurdis and her husband Jason of Washington, IL; two step-sons, Dan Witscher and his wife Katie of Williamsport and Keith Witscher and his wife Lori of Saegertown; a step-daughter, Holly Markel and her husband Jon of Montoursville, PA; three grandchildren, Jessica, Jana and Jennifer Hurdis; seven step-grandchildren, Stewart Hagey, Grace Ann, Ashley and Andrew Witscher, Michael Zika and Breanna and Colton Markel; a great granddaughter, Amelia Witscher; a step-brother, Robert (Terry) Martin and his wife Maryann of Meadville; his good hunting friends, Glen Thompson, Dale Collins and Glenn Collins and several extended family members.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-sister, Mary (Jacqueline) Golnik.Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, INC., 581 CHESTNUT STREET, MEADVILLE. The funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. starting with the Elks Service, followed by the Masonic Service, then the funeral service, concluding with military honors provided by Huidekoper VFW Post #2006.The family suggests memorials be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505, Masonic Lodge #234, 21635 Star Route, Meadville, PA 16335 or a charity of the donor's choice.Memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net

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Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:29:06 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/ronald-barney-barnard-1014608931
<![CDATA[(Best) Ladner, Laura]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/laura-best-ladner-1061978586<![CDATA[

<![CDATA[The Meadville Tribune: Obituaries]]> (9)

Laura Eva (Best) Ladner, 83, of 557 Chestnut St., Apt. #38C, Meadville, formerly of S. Norrisville Road, Meadville, passed away Monday, May 14. 2018, at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie. Laura was born at home in Saegertown on March 13, 1935, a daughter of the late Warren E. and Loie E. (Lilly) Best.She graduated from Saegertown High School in 1953, then worked for GATX in Saegertown and later Viscose/FMC/Avtex of Meadville.Laura met Alan M. Ladner, fell in love, and they were married on September 14, 1975. They lived an adorable, beautiful love story until his passing on March 18, 2012. Throughout, she loved to sew, crochet, embroider, do crafts, cook and bake. In her younger years, she enjoyed roller skating. Laura is survived by a sister in law Florence Best, brother in law Scott Ladner and his wife Joyce, nieces and nephews Tammy Hall and her fiance' David Peters, Joseph Lowe and wife Becky, Donald Best and wife Cindy, Jeffrey Best and wife Nilsa, Judy Galbo and husband Matthew, Jodi Stevens and husband Ken, Tim Ladner and wife Jean, several great nieces and nephews, and many great great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her beloved husband, Laura was preceded in death by her brother Lawrence Best and sister Florence (Best) Lowe.Private services will be held.Arrangements are under the direction of STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 330 BROAD ST., SAEGERTOWN. Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome

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Tue, 15 May 2018 08:10:05 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/laura-best-ladner-1061978586
<![CDATA[(BICKERSTAFF) ROSE, Doris Apr 10, 1920 - Mar 30, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/doris-bickerstaff-rose-1048306076<![CDATA[

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Doris Jane (Bickerstaff) Rose, 97 of Meadville and a resident of Wesbury, died peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018. She was born in Irwin, PA on April 10, 1920 a daughter of Harry and Muriel Barton Bickerstaff. She married Robert (Bob) E. Rose on December 19, 1940 and he preceded her in death on July 19, 1978.She was a 1938 graduate of Norwin High School in Irwin and worked on the family farm in the 1950's. She worked in bookkeeping, retail, as a nanny, and worked at a ceramics factory and a bakery in Colorado, as well as at Aerojet General in California. Locally, she worked at the former Wood's Red and White Grocery Store in Cochranton and also at Vicke's Sewing Notion in Meadville.Doris loved crafting, hand quilting, reading, gardening, cooking, baking, crocheting, and playing games with family and friends. She was also an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan.She was an original member of the Country Crafters in 1979, a charter member and former president of the Friends of the Cochranton Public Library, and a former member of the Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She was also a longtime RSVP Volunteer, logging many hours crocheting mittens for Head Start, as well as hand quilting for the Meadville YWCA and Cochranton Library. She also volunteered at Wesbury.Survivors include her children, Adrienne L. Geddes of Meadville, Robert F. Rose of Meadville and Daniel J. (Margarida) Rose of Sandy Lake. Grandsons, Major Sean C. Rose of Louisville, KY, and Drew S. Rose of New Albany, OH. A niece, Carol Moore of Cochranton and several other nieces and nephews.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Daniel (Alice) Bickerstaff and Harry (Hazel) Bickerstaff, a son in law, Jack Geddes and two nephews, Robert Bickerstaff and William Rose.Friends and family will be received at the DICKSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 123 S. Franklin St. Cochranton on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm, followed by a Celebration of Life Service, conducted by the Rev. Sam Marchetta.Interment will be in the Cochranton Cemetery.Memorials can be made in Doris' name to the Wesbury Foundation, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville.

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Fri, 30 Mar 2018 13:33:19 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/doris-bickerstaff-rose-1048306076
<![CDATA[(BIDWELL) BESTWICK, Doris Jan 27, 1936 - Jan 9, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/doris-bidwell-bestwick-1067561136<![CDATA[

DORIS E. (BIDWELL) BESTWICK(1/27/36 - 1/9/18)MEMORIAL SERVICEAugust 25, 2018 FROM 1:00 - 4:00 PMDue to the inclement weather at the time of Mrs. Bestwick's services, her children: Deborah E. Snyder, Stoneboro, PA.; Donna R. Bestwick, Woodridge, Va.; Dale A. "Bubba" Bestwick, Mercer, PA., are hosting this service at the Coolspring Township Building, 498 N. Perry Highway, Mercer, for friends and family.

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 10:46:41 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/doris-bidwell-bestwick-1067561136
<![CDATA[(BOSSARD) PROPER Moore, Eleanor Ann "Annie" Apr 23, 1930 - Jan 24, 2023]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/eleanor-ann-annie-bossard-proper-moore-1087061136<![CDATA[

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Eleanor Ann "Annie" (Bossard) Proper Moore, 92, of Meadville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Meadville Medical Center. Annie was born in Cleveland, OH, on April 23, 1930, a daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude (O'Rourke) Bossard.In August, 1950 she married Raymond Proper; he preceded her in death in 1979. Subsequently, she married John R. Moore, who also preceded her in death in 2001. She was salutatorian of Townville High School's 1948 graduating class. After 20 years of service, Annie retired as a Ward Secretary at Meadville Medical Center. Upon her retirement in 1991 she called Sebring, FL, her home for the next 25 years. There, she became employed at a flower shop where she would display her creativity, working until the age of 85. She was also involved in a craft co-op in Lake Placid, FL. No matter what Annie set out to do, her work ethic was strong. She was salutatorian of Townville High School's 1948 graduating class. Her hobbies and interests included playing cards, reading, shopping and movie outings with her friends. Upon moving back to Meadville, she made Juniper Village her home for the past five years. She enjoyed staying busy crafting, doing word puzzles, playing Fast Track, and she appreciated weekly Communion while staying true to her Catholic faith. She will be remembered as a friendly, caring and loving mother to her five children and cherished (as she would say) "bringing up the family." Annie loved all her family deeply and loved being "Gramma Annie" to her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. She was very proud of the accomplishments of her grandchildren and she loved watching them grow. She will be sadly missed.Annie is survived by four children, Larry Proper (Chris), Kevin Proper both of Erie, Kathryn Taormina (Joe) of Meadville, Kimberly Sokol (Michael) of Canonsburg; four grandchildren, Kristen Cihon (Steve) of Pittsburgh, Kaitlyn Baskin (Michael) of Flowery Branch, GA, Matthew Taormina (Mariah) of Pittsburgh, Dylan Sokol of Canonsburg; a great-granddaughter, Brinley Baskin; a brother, Jack Bossard (Marilyn) of Estill Springs, TN; many nieces and nephews. Additionally, Annie was preceded in death by a son, David Proper; two brothers, Donald "Yondy" Bossard and Paul Bossard. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 12:30-2:30 PM at STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE, where Funeral Services will follow at 2:30 PM with Fr. Joe Petrone, Parochial Vicar, officiating.Annie will be laid to rest next to her husband, Raymond, in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville. The family would like to thank the staff at Juniper Village for their kind and compassionate care.Memorial contributions may be made in Annie's memory to Keystone Blind Association, 312 Chestnut St., Suite 103, or Juniper Village Staff Fund, 455 Chestnut St., both in Meadville, PA 16335.Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com

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Thu, 26 Jan 2023 10:10:04 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/eleanor-ann-annie-bossard-proper-moore-1087061136
<![CDATA[(BOWDEN) BROOKS, Christine 'Chris' Mar 13, 1957 - Feb 12, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/christine-chris-bowden-brooks-877793892<![CDATA[

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Christine "Chris" (Bowden) Brooks, 59, of Glovers Church, Road, Bennett, North Carolina, passed away peacefully and angels picked her up and carried her home on Feb. 12, 2017. She was in the University of North Carolina Hospital at Chapel Hill, NC, after a courageous battle with cancer.She was born on March 13, 1957, in Meadville, Pa., the daughter of James B. and Alice E. Bowden. She was a 1975 graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School and attended the Behrend Campus in Erie, Pa., of Penn State University. She served four years in the U.S. Army being stationed in Germany during her tour of service.She made her home in North Carolina for the last 40 years, living in Siler City, Greensboro and Bennett. She was a member of the Glover United Church of Christ in Bennett, NC.She was married to Paul Clinton Rayvohn Brooks who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1995.She leaves to cherish her memories a very significant other, Dennis Milton Walden of Bennett, NC, two stepsons, Dexter L. Brooks (Keshia) of Washington, DC, Preston A. Brooks (Shannon) of Siler City, NC, two sisters, Eloise Bowden Powell (Gary) of Masury, Ohio, Marjorie Bowden of Meadville, a brother, Lee Bowden (Ruth) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Robert Bowden.Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 18, 20176, at the Glovers United Church of Christ, Bennett, North Carolina, with military honors.Entombment will be at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Meadville, Pa.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:08:33 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/christine-chris-bowden-brooks-877793892
<![CDATA[(BOYLAN) TERRILL, Nancy Jul 23, 1935 - Oct 24, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/nancy-boylan-terrill-1070846627<![CDATA[

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Nancy (Boylan) Terrill, age 83, of 22577 Hwy 77, Meadville passed on to her eternal home in Heaven on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born on July 23, 1935, at her first childhood home in Cambridge Springs, daughter of the late William Boylan and Martha Blanchard Boylan. Nancy married her childhood sweetheart, Clarence L. Terrill, on August 21, 1954, and he survives. Nancy and Clarence resided just outside of Cambridge Springs for 53 years in the house that Clarence built for her. In 2007, they moved to Meadville to downsize and to be closer to the New Beginnings Church of God where they faithfully attended.Nancy graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1953. She worked at Ken's Pharmacy in Cambridge Springs behind the ice cream counter, the PA State Game Farm in Cambridge Springs, and the I.G.A. grocery store in Edinboro. Most of her life was spent as a homemaker, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved being with her family, friends, and church family; playing cards and games or just spending time visiting others. She also loved being a hostess in her home, having people in for meals, or making a meal for someone who was ill or in need.To all who knew her, she was considered a sweetheart-and a sweet, caring heart was exactly what she had. She was constantly searching for anyone in need and trying to find a way to help them, many times sacrificing greatly to do so, and would never take any credit for anything she would do for someone. She gave all the credit to God whom she loved so much. Many, including her family and friends and anyone else who ever knew her, would say she was the most selfless, caring and giving individual they had ever met or known. She will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched. Her greatest wish was that all who met her along life's journey would come to know the Lord the way she knew him.Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Martha Boylan, an older brother, Edward Boylan, a younger sister, Elizabeth Stump, an infant sister, Leah Boylan, and an infant brother, John Boylan.In addition to her husband, Clarence of 64 years, Nancy is survived by four children: son, Terry Terrill and his wife, Reneé of Cambridge Springs; son, Edward Terrill and his wife, Debbie of Meadville; daughter, Kimberly Braun and her husband, Milan of Meadville; daughter, Tina L. Jayaseelan and her husband, Mandro of Meadville; three brothers: Harry Boylan and his wife, Gwen of Cambridge Springs; Joe Boylan of Conneaut Lake; and Richard Boylan and his wife, Bonnie of Cambridge Springs; a sister, Linda Brown of Meadville; eight grandchildren: Tiffany Price and her husband, Craig of Saegertown; Tenae Gage and her husband, Tommy of Cambridge Springs; Kayla Terrill of Carrollton, OH; Chance Terrill of Canton, Ohio; Kelly Astor and her husband, Kyle of Saegertown; Caleb Rhodes and his wife, Cristy of Conneaut Lake; Eric White and his fiancée, Marcy of Cambridge Springs; and Samantha White and her companion, Josh of Cambridge Springs; eleven great grandchildren: Dakota Price, Karley Price, Celina Price, Cyrus Gage, Gunnar Gage, Eden Terrill, Kyler Astor, Kaeylnn Astor, Konner Astor, Kayden Astor, and Gaven Rhodes; several nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews; and her two very dear and special friends, Jennie Terregino and Judy Britton.Friends may call at New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, Meadville on Friday, October 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor Temple Jarrell officiating. Interment will be at Venango Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Nancy's name to the Shriner's Hospital in Erie, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505, for the immense help they provided to her great grandson, Gunnar, in the time of need. Arrangements are under the direction of the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs. To send condolences, please visit www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com. The Terrill family would like to express their sincere thanks to the third and fourth floor nursing staff at Meadville Medical Center and to Lori from Hospice for all of their wonderful, compassionate care.

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:48:24 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/nancy-boylan-terrill-1070846627
<![CDATA[(BRIGGS) MCCLURE, Gail Apr 24, 1944 - Sep 29, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/gail-briggs-mcclure-993003451<![CDATA[

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It is with great sadness that the family of Gail Ann McClure (nee Briggs), 73, announces her passing on September 29, 2017, following sudden illness.Gail was born April 24, 1944 in Erie, PA. She attended elementary and junior high school in nearby Girard, PA. She moved to Jackson, MI, where she completed high school. Gail graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in education. She lived in Kalamazoo, MI from 1971 to 1980 and taught third grade in the Coloma School District.In 1980, Gail changed careers by moving to Clarkston, MI and joining Craft Baressi Consultants as a labor relations consultant. She worked with many clients throughout the Midwest, as well as the Southwest from the company's Houston office.In 1989, Gail married Richard (Dick) McClure and moved to Meadville, PA, where her husband's business was located. Ready for another challenge, she bought the Quilt Square in Meadville, running it successfully for a decade and teaching quilting classes to beginners and advanced students. She continually developed innovative ways to streamline some of the repetitive steps in fashioning quilts.In 1998, after vacationing for several years in New Hampshire, Dick and Gail built their forever home in Hales Location, NH.She quickly put her masterful quilting skills to good use, founding the Material Girls quilting group, which made and donated quilts to charitable organizations here in the Valley and throughout the world. The group made quilts annually for RSVP to auction as a fundraiser. Their quilts have gone to Starting Point, Wrap-a-Smile, Merriman House, Angels and Elves, White Mountain Health Center, Camp Sunshine, Project Linus, Carroll County Nursing Home, and many other organizations. When the Carroll County home opened their new facility, the Material Girls ensured there was a new quilt for every room in the facility. Gail personally donated several quilts that hang in Memorial Hospital, as well as one at Fryeburg Veterinary Hospital. She also made quilts for every family member of the Wounded Warriors who were honored by that project hosted in the Valley for several years.Her charitable nature benefited the visitors to the Valley. Gail volunteered in the information booth run by the Chamber of Commerce. For 10 years, she spent her Saturday mornings cheerfully greeting visitors and helping them make their stays more enjoyable.Gail was also politically active. She recruited and led volunteers from Hales Location to handle the voting for Hales under the direction of the Conway supervisor.Those who knew Gail were also impressed with her gifted athleticism. While she lived in Kalamazoo, MI, she spent most winter weekends at Boyne Mountain skiing. She was a competitive downhill racer and made annual trips to Aspen.Additionally, Gail was an A-level tennis player and played in singles and doubles leagues in Kalamazoo. She worked as a volunteer in the USTA Boys Nationals held in Kalamazoo. Years later, she would point out with pride the progress of "her" boys as they matured and rose in the pro rankings.Later in life, Gail became an avid golfer, traveling extensively with her husband to play courses around the country and Hawaii. She affectionately suggested that she and Dick play 18 holes at Pebble Beach for their 18th wedding anniversary, creating the trip of a lifetime and a treasure of memories.In addition to her loving husband, Gail is survived by her stepdaughter, Ellen McClure of Evanston, IL (Dan Cherry), stepson, Rick McClure of Ellicott City, MD (Julie), and two grandchildren. Gail will also be remembered fondly by her twin sisters Jane [Rich] Kusnir of Point Clinton, OH and Janet [John] Ryskamp of Fennville, MI, as well as 4 nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are George and Nelda Briggs.Gone too soon, Gail will be sorely missed by her family, friends and associates in the community. A Celebration of Gail's Life will be held at the White Mountain Hotel, 87 Fairway Drive, North Conway NH 03860 November 11, 12-2pm. Memorial tributes may be made to Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Carroll County, 53 Technology Lane, Conway, NH 03818.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:04:35 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/gail-briggs-mcclure-993003451
<![CDATA[(BRIGGS) WETSELL, Betty Dec 29, 1933 - Oct 7, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/betty-briggs-wetsell-1070573782<![CDATA[

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SAEGERTOWN - Betty Lou (Briggs) Wetsell, 84, of Saegertown, passed away, Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the Crawford County Care Center. She was born on December 29, 1933, in Venango, PA, she was a daughter of the late Carlton and Mattie Humes Briggs. She married Ray E. Wetsell on October 26, 1952, he preceded her in death on March 1, 2013.Betty attended First Baptist Church and Guys Mills Senior Center. She volunteered at Wesbury mending the clothes of residents for over 20 years and also served at the Meadville Community Soup Kitchen through the First Baptist Church. Betty enjoyed sewing, baking, going to auctions to buy dolls for her collection, visiting Amish Country, and she wrote a short story about a childhood experience.To Betty her family was everything, she always enjoyed playing games and doing puzzles with them, attending all of her grandchildren's events, and she created journals for all her grandchildren.Betty is survived by two daughters, Donna Wetsell of Butler and Deneen Mangan and her husband Mark of Ormond Beach, Florida; two sons, Daniel Wetsell and his wife Brenda of Blooming Valley and David Wetsell and his wife Linda of Saegertown; nine grandchildren, Darlene Long and her husband Dan, Danielle Dick and her husband Craig, Tim Wetsell, Ben Wetsell, Brittany Mangan, Kyle Mangan, Kellie Mangan, Carri Pakozdi, and Chad Pakozdi; four great grandchildren, Kaylee Long, Brooklynn Hudson; Shelby Long, and Dakota Hudson; two sister in laws, Lillian Briggs and Mae Lenhart; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.In addition to her loving husband, Ray; she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Darlene Wetsell; a brother, Merle Briggs; three sisters, Barbara Yanc, Coral Boor, and Carlotta Briggs; and several special nieces and nephews.Family and friends are welcome to call on Saturday, October 13th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Ryan M. Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 544 Chestnut Street. Meadville. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 pm with Pastor Jerry Walton of First Baptist Church, officiating.Burial will take place at Blooming Valley Cemetery.In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Betty's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (www.alz.org) or Crawford County Care Center, Employee Resident Special Fund, 20881 PA-198, Saegertown, PA 16433.The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at the Crawford County Care Center for the care they have provided to Betty, it was very much appreciated.Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Betty's Book of Memories online at www.warrenfh.com

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Tue, 9 Oct 2018 13:07:45 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/betty-briggs-wetsell-1070573782
<![CDATA[(BRIGHTMAN) MARKLEY, Sandra 'Sandy' Jul 6, 1946 - Feb 2, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/sandra-sandy-brightman-markley-1072542527<![CDATA[

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Sandra "Sandy" Lee (Brightman) Markley, age 72, of Meadville passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Meadville Medical Center. Born July 6, 1946 in Jamestown, NY she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Lillian Ruth (Burch) Brightman.Sandy was an artist at heart. She was very creative and talented making many beautiful drawings and various crafts. She enjoyed gardening, hunting for antiques, singing songs, and most of all spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.Sandy worked for the Erie and Meadville Chambers of Commerce, JC Penny's Department Store, and Eriez Magnetics. As the past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 742, Sandy also enjoyed volunteering her time in helping others.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Markley, at birth and a brother, Wilfred R. "Buster" Brightman.She is survived by Thomas Markley; their children, Stephen Markley, wife Sharon, of Gastonia, NC, Diane Marie Markley of Erie, and Barbara Laughlin, husband Kevin, of Princeton, MA; two sisters, Patricia Steiner, of Erie, and Idamae Picheco, husband Michael, of Spring Hill, FL, and brother Charles "Chuck" Brightman, of Richwood, WV; nine grandchildren, Alexander, Nicholas, and Christopher Markley, Joseph Markley-Catalano, Autum Lee Slocum, and Brooke Violet Slocum, and Brigid, Sara, and Rachel Laughlin; and Chester the dog.Friends may call on Wednesday, February 6th from 2 p.m. until the time of a service at 5 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St. at Greengarden Blvd., Erie. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.Memorials may be made to The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 742, 7605 Maple St., Fairview, PA 16415. Condolences to www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com

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Mon, 4 Feb 2019 12:22:54 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/sandra-sandy-brightman-markley-1072542527
<![CDATA[(Brown) (Wescott), Helen]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/helen-brown-wescott-1070820702<![CDATA[

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Helen Leona McCracken (Brown) (Wescott), 76, of Meadville, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018, at AristaCare at Park Avenue. Helen was born in Meadville, on April 13, 1942, a daughter of the late Fred and Frances (Heckman) McCracken.In her younger years Helen was employed by the Unity Center in Meadville and attended St. Paul&apos;s Reformed Church. She was the second class to graduate from the then new, Meadville High School. Helen enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family. She equally enjoyed looking after her grandchildren and the children of others and was fondly called "mom" by many individuals. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, taking care of her animals, and she had a passion for flower gardening. Her greatest love in life was watching her children and grandchildren grow and following their sports activities. She will be sadly missed by all. Helen is survived by five children Brian Wescott, Michael Wescott, Jody Brown, Buffy Brown, Jaime Brown; Shane Ream and Tasha Brown who were like her own children; her grandchildren Brenner and Rashawn Wescott, Cory, Justin and Casey Wescott, Jordyn Garrity, Paige and Camryn Fabela, Sidney and Jack Brown, Bailey, Journey and Music Brown, Maxwell Brown, Olivia and Alexander Kinder, Julius, Caden Bryce, Mae and Eve Ream, Daphne Perry; two great grandchildren Caleb and Owen Wescott.She was predeceased by a daughter, Connie Wescott Fabela.Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4-6 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., Meadville, where Funeral Services will follow at 6:00 PM with Pastor Larry Wofford of Beacon Liberty Street Church of God in Christ officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Crawford County, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, PA 16335. Arrangements are under the direction STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE.Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com

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Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:48:22 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/helen-brown-wescott-1070820702
<![CDATA[(BUCHANAN) FREE, Adda Jun 29, 1935 - Dec 5, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/adda-buchanan-free-852984562<![CDATA[

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Adda Mae (Buchanan) Free, 81, of Cochranton (Deer Creek Township) passed into God's hands from Pulmonary Fibrosis on Monday, December 5, 2016 with her husband by her side.Born June 29th, 1935 in French Creek Twp, she was the daughter of Howard and Elizabeth Buchanan. Her lifetime of achievements started following her loved filled marriage to her husband Gene on October 10th 1953. Together they served as outstanding citizens to their community. She held many different titles among the community such as Mrs. Free the bus driver, the pioneer lady, and to so many children just simply Grandma Free.Some of her lifetime passions included being a school bus driver for Commodore Perry School for over 40 years. She was also the Butterfly Garden Grandma for Commodore Perry's outdoor classroom. She loved bringing wildlife and environmental programs to the students. Another Passion of hers was volunteering at Goddard State Park where she served as a member of the FROGS (Friends of Goddard State Park) program. She loved greeting everyone at the annual Pioneer Frolic held every June. She was a member of Fairfield Presbyterian Church and loved sharing her faith with her family. She was especially proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.Adda was loved by all who knew her. Her smile was contagious and her heart was full of love, kindness, and selflessness. She was a wonderful example of faith, hope, and charity. Although the list of awards and achievements could go on and on, Adda was too humble of a person for her family to list them all.In addition to her husband Gene of 63 years, she is survived by a son Gary Free of Hadley and his wife Donalea, two daughters, Linda Peak of Cochranton and her husband Bobbie, and Jackie Marlowe of Jensen Beach FL and her Husband Dan. Her granddaughters Wendie Osborn and her husband James, Mistie Ansell and her husband Dave, and Daelyn Williams and her husband Ryan and four great grandchildren Gunner, Colton, Cody, and Eva Marie. She is also survived by her sister Ruth Dignall and brother Carl Buchanan both of Carlton and her sister- in-law Beverly Buchanan of Meadville. She was proceeded in death by her parents and her brother Willard Buchanan.In lieu of calling hours, the immediate family would like to invite family and friends to a Celebration of Life gathering at Granthams Landing, 1738 Georgetown Road, Sandy Lake, on Thursday December 8th 2016 from 5-7pm. Knowing the love and dedication she gave to the community, her family has also set up a GoFundMe account for any donations that her friends and family would like to contribute in honor of her. Fifty percent of all donations will go to The Friends of Goddard State Park and the remaining fifty percent will be donated to Commodore Perry School to help support the Butterfly garden that she worked so hard to help create. If you would like to make a donation by any other form, please send to Gary Free, 955 Milledgeville Rd Hadley PA 16130. Gary will then be sure that funds are forwarded to appropriate parties. GoFundMe link https://www.gofundme.com/adda-free-memorial. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.snyderfh.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville.

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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:21:13 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/adda-buchanan-free-852984562
<![CDATA[(BURDETTE) KOMAR, Helen Apr 18, 1924 - Mar 31, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/helen-burdette-komar-758589451<![CDATA[

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Helen Lucille (Burdette) Komar, 91, formerly of Cochranton, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Rolling Fields Nursing Home, in Conneautville where she has resided since 2010. Born, April 18, 1924 in Girard, Ohio, she was the daughter of Oscar W. and Mildred I. Snyder Burdette. She married John E. Komar on January 15, 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1957.She worked at Morco in Cochranton as well as WinTronic and Wesbury United Methodist Community.Survivors include her son Roland J. Komar of Cochranton and a daughter, Dorothy A. Tilson and her husband Russ of Adrian, Michigan. Four grandchildren, Teresa Yarnell and her husband Chuck of Cochranton, Tracy Walcott and her husband Vince of Percyville, VA, Stephanie Steinbeck and her husband Ed of British Vancouver, Canada and Craig Gerber of Carol, Michigan. Six great grandchildren, Jacob and Abby Yarnell, Haily and Connor Walcott and Lindsey and Sean Steinbeck. A sister, Thelma Albert of Cochranton,, and two brothers, Vivian Burdette of Ohio, and George Burdette and his wife Maria of Sanford, Texas.She was preceded in death by two sisters, Roberta Gerber and Jocelyn Buckley and a brother, Oscar Burdette Jr.Friends and family will be received at the Dickson Family Funeral Home, Inc., 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9. A private funeral service will be held on Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Brumagin, officiating.Interment will be in the Cochranton Cemetery.

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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:16:59 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/helen-burdette-komar-758589451
<![CDATA[(BURLINGHAM) PALMER, Barbara Sep 13, 1950 - Nov 23, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/barbara-burlingham-palmer-1077878994<![CDATA[

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Barbara Ann (Burlingham) Palmer, age 69, of Meadville, formerly of Andover, OH passed away peacefully at home November 23, 2019. She was born September 13, 1950 to JoAnne (Jordan) and the late Budd Burlingham. She married Charles Palmer November 27, 1971. He preceded her in death March 21, 2016.Barbara graduated from Pymatuning Valley High School in Andover, OH in 1968.She attended St. Paul's Reformed Church.Barbara enjoyed cake decorating, making floral arrangements, fishing and spending time with family. She was very involved with the Keystone Blind Association. She also helped her husband, Chuck start the Little Gridders Football Program and traveled to Moscow with the program. Barbara truly loved life.She is survived by her mother, JoAnne Burlingham of Andover, OH; one sister, Brenda LaBounty of Conneaut, OH; 2 brothers, Rex Burlingham and his wife, Marilyn of Jefferson, OH and Reid Burlingham and his wife, Darlene of Simpsonville, SC; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, John and Katherine Palmer of Meadville, PA and Carolyn and Don Whiteman of Linesville, PA and sister-in-law, Twila Palmer of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many cousins; her beloved caretaker, Roxanne; special friends, Bill "Billy Boy"" and Paula, and her beloved cat, Baby.She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Randy Burlingham; infant niece, Meghan Burlingham and her grandparents.Per Barbara's request, there will be no services held.A private burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Andover, OH.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to AseraCare Hospice, 12664 US 19, Waterford, PA 16441, Keystone Blind Association, 312 Chestnut St. #103, Meadville, PA 16335, or Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.Please sign Barbara's guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville, PA.

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Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:23:57 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/barbara-burlingham-palmer-1077878994
<![CDATA[(BURNHEIMER) WILLIAMS, Ruth Dec 5, 1942 - Sep 11, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/ruth-burnheimer-williams-975995631<![CDATA[

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Ruth Ann "Dolly" (Burnheimer) Williams, age 74, of Meadville died suddenly on Monday, September 11, 2017. She was born on December 5, 1942 to Edgar L. and Ruth M. (Smock) Burnheimer, both whom preceded her in death.Ruth married Lyle R. Williams on October 14, 1961, and were together until Lyle's death in July of 2015.Ruth is survived by a daughter: Tammy Williams of Meadville, PA; a son: Todd Williams and his wife Dawn of Thompson, ND, one granddaughter: Katie and her husband Eric Laidley, a great-grand daughter: Mya Michele Laidley and a great-grandson: Conner James Laidley, all of Mapleton, ND.She is also survived by three sisters and one brother: Linda Bauer and her husband Don of Cochranton, PA, Carole Burnheimer of Cochranton, PA, Ron Burnheimer of Norristown, PA, and Lois Amos and her husband Dick of Conneaut Lake, PA as well as many nieces and nephews.Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4 to 7 PM at the Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 North Second Street, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316. On Friday friends will be received from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 AM at the Dickson Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Blauser of Hermitage officiating.Ruth will be laid to rest beside Lyle in the Geneva Memorial Cemetery immediately following the service.In lieu of flowers Ruth's family requests memorial be made to the Animal Welfare League, 812 Youngstown Kinsman Road S.E., Vienna, Ohio 44473.Please sign Ruth's online obituary at hatheway-tedesco.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to the DICKSON FUNERAL HOME & CFREMATORY, 130 North Second Street, Conneaut Lake, PA 16316, Rocco R. Tedesco, Supervisor.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:13:10 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/ruth-burnheimer-williams-975995631
<![CDATA[(CAVANAUGH) HOLZWARTH, Catherine Jun 20, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/catherine-cavanaugh-holzwarth-942857831<![CDATA[

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Catherine (Cavanaugh) Holzwarth age 90, passed away on June 20, 2017 of Meadville, formerly of Carrick.Wife of the Late Regis E. Holzwarth, Sr.Beloved mother of Regis E. Holzwarth, Jr., Judy (Dan) Magee and the Late Robert Holzwarth.Also survived by 9 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren.Sister of the Late Ruth Schnupp.Survived by Numerous Nieces and Nephews. Also a Dear Friend to Many.Friends received Friday 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc. 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick.Funeral Prayer Saturday at 11:15 Am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 12 PM in the Holy Apostles Parish, Saint Basil Church 1735 Brownsville Road Pgh PA 15210.In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the (Main Office) Holy Apostles Parish, Saint Basil Church 3198 Schieck St. Pittsburgh, PA 15227.A Memorial Service will be held in Meadville at a later date.Catherine was also a Member of The St. Mary's Church in Meadville for 7 Years.Send condolences to www.readshawfuneralhome.com.

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Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:16:09 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/catherine-cavanaugh-holzwarth-942857831
<![CDATA[LINESVILLE — Charles Emil Kapp...]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/charles-emil-kappelt-chuck-752699421<![CDATA[

LINESVILLE — Charles Emil Kappelt Jr. (Chuck), 70, of Linesville began his final journey on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Chuck was born on March 3, 1944, in Erie. He was a son of Charles Emil Kappelt Sr. and Margaret Welch Kappelt. He married Linda Careless on Oct. 31, 1981. Chuck had just completed almost 50 years of employment as a tool engineer with the Molded Fiber Glass Tray Co. (Toteline) where he had just received the MFG “Pioneer Award.” He was also the owner and co-owner of several patents and lived his life solving complicated designs. He was an accomplished engineer, an honest man and a true blue friend to those who had the pleasure of his friendship. Chuck was a member of the local Pine Masonic Lodge 498 in Linesville and a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church. In the spring Chuck enjoyed cultivating the trees on his property for firewood and in the winter he loved a good book and a great glass of wine. He loved his family passionately and considered himself a very “clever and lucky fellow.” Chuck was a talented metal and wood worker, a novice gunsmith and could “engineer” any intricate puzzle that came his way. He was encouraged by his heritage as he compiled an extensive family history and had just begun writing his first book. He built his own home, restored catamarans and had discovered a new joy in kayaking. Two years ago Chuck found renewed strength in his faith as he and Linda began directing the youth group of Jamestown Presbyterian Church, where each meeting and mission trip with the youth energized both his soul and his spirit. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of 33 years; and their children, Carly A. Kappelt of Sharon and David C. Kappelt of Edinboro; and the “apple of eye,” his granddaughter, Bethany Hill, who helped “Papa” remember the joy of just being a kid. He is also survived by a sister, Joan Kappelt Zalonis, and a brother, Eric Kappelt, both of Erie; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Mary Kathleen Kappelt Skol. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 Route 6, Linesville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 411 Liberty St., Jamestown, with Pastor Donald F. Stanley Jr. of the church officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Interment will be private in Linesville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest that any memorial funds be sent to Jamestown Presbyterian Church, 411 Liberty St., Jamestown, Pa. 16134, designated for their Memorial Fund or for Youth Mission. Donations in Chuck’s name may also be made to the American Cancer Society (designation for research), P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718. Please share a condolence or memory of Chuck for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.

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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 20:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/charles-emil-kappelt-chuck-752699421
<![CDATA[(COE) HARNED, Jamie Dec 17, 1985 - Sep 9, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/jamie-coe-harned-1068060355<![CDATA[

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Jamie Lee (Coe) Harned, 32, of Linesville, passed away September 9, 2018. She was born December 17, 1985 in San Francisco, CA to Regina Hogenmiller and the late James Lee Coe. She married Joshua Harned on October 15, 2011. He survives.Jamie was a 2004 Linesville High School graduate. She then attended Edinboro University. Jamie was a stay-at-home mother and enjoyed spending time with kids.She is survived by her husband Joshua of Conneaut Lake, her mother Regina Hogenmiller of California, one son James Lee Harned, three sisters; Christina Coe (fiancé Forrest Lee) of Meadville, Angela Murray of California, Danielle Murray of California, one brother; Travis Hogenmiller of California and Misty and Anthony Onderko of Linesville.Services will be held at a later date.Please sign the guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.comArrangements are entrusted to the HATHEWAY-TEDESCO FUNERAL HOME, 614 BALDWIN ST., MEADVILLE, PA.

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Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:07:12 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/jamie-coe-harned-1068060355
<![CDATA[(CONWAY) WHITLING, Candace Jul 11, 1955 - Mar 19, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/candace-conway-whitling-894530962<![CDATA[

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Candace G. (Conway) Whitling, 61, of Meadville, Pa., passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, after a lengthy illness at Park Avenue Rehab and Nursing, Meadville, Pa. 16335.She was born in Meadville on July 11, 1955, a daughter of John C. Conway and M. Marjorie Ferguson Conway. She married John Whitling April 11, 1987. He survives.Candace graduated from Meadville High School in 1973. She attended the University of Kentucky from 1973 to 1974 and graduated from Penn State Behrend campus in 1976. She was a registered nurse in the ICU at Meadville Medical Center, Mease Dunedin Hospital and Franklin Hospital.She was affiliated with Living Waters Church, Meadville, Pa. She was a volunteer with a local animal rescue center. She enjoyed traveling, attending music concerts and spending time with her four dogs and her family.Candace is survive by her husband, John Whitling; two sisters, Jayla S. Torres of Meadville and Deitre A. Gaub of Saegertown; a brother-in-law, Juan G. Torres; a nephew, John Christopher Gaub and wife, Kendra, of Meadville, nephew, Curtis A. Torres of Meadville, niece, Marni J. Torres of Meadville and nephew, J. Michael Torres of Greenville; three great-nephews, Keegan Gaub, Jaylen M. Torres and Chael M. Torres; a great-niece, Kacee Gaub; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nephews and nieces in the Whitling family.She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and an infant brother.A private viewing will be held for family only on Thursday, March 23, 2017.Arrangements are under the direction of Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home in Scottdale, Pa.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:04:53 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/candace-conway-whitling-894530962
<![CDATA[(COULTER) FOUST, Shirley Jul 24, 1936 - May 16, 2022]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/shirley-coulter-foust-1085362969<![CDATA[

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Linesville, PA - Shirley Louise (Coulter) Foust. 85. passed away on Monday. May 16, 2022 from a battle with Alzheimer's disease.Shirley was born in Linesville, PA, on July 24, 1936, to Clarence Frank and Myrtle (Oates) Coulter. She grew up in Linesville and married Bruce R. Foust on March 2, 1955.Many people will remember Shirley from Integra Bank in Conneaut Lake, PA, where she served 40 years and 5 months and retired May 30, 1995.She was a very active member of her community. She volunteered for the Salvation Army Conneaut Like Unit for 32 years, was a member of the Rebekahs of Conneaut Lake Lodge 142, a member of the Linesville Grange, and was a lifetime member of the Pymatuning Sportsman's Club. She always made sure her family and friends were taken care of. In her spare time Shirley loved to mow the grass and watch Westerns on the television. Shirley will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Deborah (Matthew) Durovey of Cheraw, SC, and Darlene (Michael) Spacek of Milan OH; her brother, Richard (Kathy) Coulter of Hartstown PA; her seven grandchildren, David (Deanna) Calladine of West Springfield, PA, Jill (Derek) Wentz of Cheraw, SC, Lynn (Michael Gallagher) Calladine of Wauconda, IL, Timothy Calladine of Union, IL., David Allen of Sandusky, OH, Spenser (Allison) Spacek of Milan, OH, and Benjamin Spacek of Denver, CO; along with several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Robert Coulter; and a niece, Stephanie Coulter.Donations may be made in her name to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.A celebration of life will be held from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM on June 26, 2022 at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Chapel, 17045 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA.

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Thu, 2 Jun 2022 02:33:15 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/shirley-coulter-foust-1085362969
<![CDATA[(CROSLEY) SMITH, Velma Jul 29, 1929 - Jan 7, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/velma-crosley-smith-1072136215<![CDATA[

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Velma Arleene (Crosley) Smith, 89, of 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019, at Meadville Medical Center; she was surrounded by her family.Velma was born in Mosiertown, on July 29, 1929, a daughter of the late Carrol Glen and Blanche Dorothy (Davidson) Crosley.On November 8, 1947 Velma married James W. Smith; he preceded her in death on February 13, 1987.She was an active member of United Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer where she served as a former Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.In 1994 Velma retired as Secretary to the Divisional Claims Superintendent and Agency Director of State Farm Insurance Company where she had worked since 1977. She had previously been employed by the former Gelvin, Jackson, Starr Insurance Agency. Velma enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her family. A 1946 graduate of Cambridge Springs High School, she enjoyed playing the violin as a student. A member of the Eat and Travel Club, she was also a member of Active Aging Line-Dancing Group, and a former member of Watson Run Womens Club and of Vernon Grange. She enjoyed dancing, watching the Lawrence Welk Show, playing cards and traveling. Her greatest joy in life came from spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.Velma will be forever cherished by her survivors: a son Arthur C. Smith and his wife Kathleen of Mountain Top, a daughter Vicki Greene and her husband Jeffrey of Carmichaels, five grandchildren Andy Greene and his wife Jennifer, Matthew Smith and his wife Kristen Connolly, Jessica Roszak and her husband Steven, Rebecca Smith and her life partner AJ Cary, Gregory Smith and his wife Lauren Clanton-Smith, three great grandchildren Jackson Greene, Addison Greene, Riley Roszak and a sister Nina Marie Loucks of Linesville, a brother in law Bob Smith and his wife Nancy of Saegertown, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to her parents and her husband, James, of 39 years, Velma joins her daughter Constance Jo, and two sisters, Doris Isabelle Crosley Henry and Mildred Eloise Crosley Gosnell, into eternal rest.Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST. MEADVILLE.Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM on Friday, January 11th at United Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 16864 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, with Rev. Dr. Tim Solomon, Pastor, officiating.Velma will be laid to rest next to her husband, James, in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 16864 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, PA 16335.Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com

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Tue, 8 Jan 2019 13:05:44 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/velma-crosley-smith-1072136215
<![CDATA[(CUTCHALL) SHADLE, Lela Jul 2, 1931 - Sep 23, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/lela-cutchall-shadle-1069787926<![CDATA[

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Lela G. Shadle, 87, formerly of Cochranton died on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at The Caring Place in Franklin, PA after a lengthy illness. Lela was born in Franklin on July 2, 1931, a daughter of Charles J. and Hazel E. Rodgers Cutchall. She graduated in 1949 from Cochranton High School. She married Lewis G. Shadle on January 1, 1953.Lela was self-employed as a reflexologist, a school bus driver for the Wattsburg Area School District, Manifold, and Erie Resistor. She was also a representative for Avon, Artex, and Dutch Maid products. Lela was an avid reader and had various hobbies including beekeeping, gardening and homesteading.Survivors include her seven children, Gene Shadle and his wife Colleen of Erie, Cherri Ficarra and her husband Daniel of Westfield, NY, Laurie Haibach and her husband Harold of Union City, Edward Shadle and his wife Sheryl of Canfield, OH, Jeanette Duryea and her husband Barry of Wattsburg, Jack Shadle and his companion Gloria of Harborcreek and Beth Miller and her husband Tim of Pataskla, OH, 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Lela is also survived by two sisters, Merle Mullen of Bradleytown, PA and Lavina Walker of Grove City, PA.Lela was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lewis G. Shadle, a brother Cassius Cutchall and three sisters, Vida Gates, Ila Nichols and Twila Troupe and a granddaughter Hannah Rose Shadle.Friends and family may call at DICKSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, Inc, 123 South Franklin St., Cochranton, PA on Friday, September 28 from 11:00 am until the funeral service at 2:00 pm. Interment will be in Peter's Cemetery, Venango County.Memorials can be in Lela's name to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society of Northwest PA in Saegertown, PA.

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Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:25:08 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/lela-cutchall-shadle-1069787926
<![CDATA[(DAHLKEMPER) LOPUS, Mrs. Rita Sep 12, 1924 - May 30, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/mrs-rita-dahlkemper-lopus-931642641<![CDATA[

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Mrs. Rita Mary Lopus (née Dahlkemper) died surrounded by her family on May 30, 2017 at her home of the last several years in Tallmadge, OH. The red of her immaculate nail polish matched the beads of the rosary she held. Rita was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was 92 years old.Rita is survived by her children, Mary Beth and Mark Van Winkle of Tallmadge, OH; William J. and Nancy Lopus of Midlothian, VA; and Thomas A. and Donna Lopus of Wexford, PA; and daughter-in-law Marla Lopus of Conneautville, PA; 12 grandchildren: Matthew (Celeste) Van Winkle, Michael (Dawn) Van Winkle, Sarah Van Winkle, Jennifer (Kyle) Adams, Justin (Meghan) Lopus, Anne Mason Lopus, Daniel Lopus, David (Alyssa) Lopus, Katlyn Lopus, Ryan Lopus, Clarissa (Jason) Manross, and Tyler Lopus; seven great-grandchildren: Jacob Steadley, Levi Adams, Chloe Lotz-Lopus and Liam Oliver Lopus, Reese Jean and Merritt Josephine Lopus, and Jaxon Timothy Manross. Siblings include her sister Eleanor Lindenberger of Erie, PA; and her brothers Joseph B. (Nancy) Dahlkemper of Marco Island, FL, and David Dahlkemper of Erie, PA; and sister-in-law Frances J. Lopus of Naples, FL; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph T. Lopus; her son, Timothy J. Lopus; her brothers Gerald A. Dahlkemper and John F. "Jack" Dahlkemper, and her sister, Doris Ann "Dorie" Kraus.Rita was born on September 12, 1924 in Erie, PA to Joseph S. and Fern Dahlkemper. She graduated from Academy High School in 1942. Over the course of her professional life she worked as a secretary at both GMAC and SA Wagner. She held a bookkeeping position for Ferry Trucking Co. in Saegertown, worked in the Saegertown High School cafeteria, and for many years enjoyed a thriving business as a Tupperware Sales manager.For 58 years Rita has been a member of Saint Bernadette parish in Saegertown where she also had long tenures as president of the Altar Rosary Society. She was an active member of the Meadville Medical Center (formerly Spencer Hospital) Auxiliary for 43 years and had belonged to the Vernon Grange. She greatly enjoyed her many hours of volunteering. For decades, she and her husband Ralph opened their home for grand Fourth of July celebrations. Her baked goods won awards at the Crawford County Fair. She was wise, kind, and always full of fun, encouragement, and wisdom. She loved playing cards - the Waterford-based card club met for more than 60 years, and the local Bridge Club gave her great joy.Her stove was always warm, and her schedule was always full. She kept a diary of her activities and those of her family for decades. She could always supply a story of her own to a family gathering, and often served as a fact-checker on the stories others would tell about days gone by. She was an active grandmother, often acting as nurse during illness, or as a child-sitter for weekend getaways so that parents could have a "break". She provided a snowy slope for her grandchildren to sled down in winter, and hot cocoa to warm them up when they were done.Rita's strong Catholic faith and devotion to praying the Rosary daily have been foundational in the lives of her family and friends. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 2 from 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm at STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE, where a scripture service will take place at 8:45. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday June 3 at 10 am at St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church, Renner Ave., Saegertown with Father Philip Pinczewski, Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Erie, celebrating. Rita will be laid to rest beside her husband, Ralph, at St. Agatha Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Meadville Medical Center Auxiliary, 751 Liberty Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com.

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Wed, 31 May 2017 12:29:33 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/mrs-rita-dahlkemper-lopus-931642641
<![CDATA[(DAMICO) COSTA, Mary Ann Jul 20, 1940 - Jun 16, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/mary-ann-damico-costa-941847391<![CDATA[

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Mary Ann (Damico) Costa, 76, of 781 Mohican Place, Meadville, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at home.Mary Ann was born in Meadville, on July 20, 1940, a daughter of the late Anthony "Tony" Joseph and Mary (Monarch) Damico.On September 21, 1961 Mary Ann married Guy D. Costa; he survives.She was an active member of St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society. For many years she volunteered with the annual Columbus Day Dinner. Mary Ann was a prayerful person and very devoted to offering daily prayers for her family and friends.Mary Ann graduated from Meadville High School in 1959. Over the years she had been employed by the former Talon, Inc., Baskin Robbins, Costa's Pizza and Crawford Central School District. In 2001 she retired from Nutrition Services of Crawford Central School District where she had primarily worked at the Meadville High School Cafeteria. There she became a friend to many co-workers, teachers and students. She was a member of the Italian Civic Club. She volunteered her time and talents with the ARC of Crawford County where she was named Volunteer of the Year in 2004. Mary Ann enjoyed her weekly luncheons with her Aunt Rose. An avid watcher of television, she was given the "Queen of Showtime" Award from Armstrong Cable. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, working crossword puzzles and playing the lottery and well as the daily number. Undoubtedly Mary Ann's greatest joy in life was anything involving her grandsons, Michael, Matthew, Joseph and Christopher. She loved each and every one of her family, but her grandsons were the love of her life. She will be deeply missed.In addition to her husband, Guy, of 55 years, Mary Ann is survived by two sons Guy Costa, Jr. and his wife Dawn of Edinboro, Bryan Costa and his wife Brenda of Meadville, four grandsons Michael, Matthew, Joseph and Christopher Costa, two sisters Dolores Higham and her husband Dan, Linda Baetzhold and her husband Paul both of Meadville, many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friend, Peggy Hahn, of Meadville, with whom she was able to spend much time with the past few years.Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents.Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 4-8 at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be held at 7:45 p.m.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 22, 2017, with Fr. Philip M. Oriole officiating.Mary Ann will be laid to rest in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Twp.Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, PA 16335.Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:40:16 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/mary-ann-damico-costa-941847391
<![CDATA[(Davison) Seuffer, Rochelle]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/rochelle-davison-seuffer-1077539412<![CDATA[

Rochelle Annette (Davison) Seuffer, 51, of Greencastle, PA passed away October 9, 2019 in her home after a courageous battle against breast cancer with her husband Jason of 17 years by her side. Born January 12, 1968 in Meadville, PA to Robert and Donna (Wise) Davison.She was a graduate of the Maplewood High School with the class of 1986. Rochelle was employed as a program analyst for Citi Bank in Hagerstown for 20 years where she was loved and respected. She was passionate about participating with the March of Dimes Organization as well as participating in Earth Day events that gave her an excuse to be out gardening. She was a talented seamstress and found great joy in decorating cakes for the family events. Her greatest passion was her family. Her whole life was dedicated to her family. In addition to her parents and husband she is survived by four children, Jessica Roles and her husband of Austin, AK, Robyn Hickey and her husband James of Greencastle, PA, Alexandria Bushee and her husband Trey of Ocala, Fl, Jesse James Seuffer of Greencastle, PA, six grandchildren: Cole, Ian, Bronson, Alejandro, McKenna and Declan . One sister Pamela Davison and fiancé Dave Sterling, three brothers Robert Davison and his wife Brenda, Ronald Davison and his wife Tammy and Randy Davison and his wife Kim as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Lyona Bible Church, 28825 Lyona Rd. Guys Mills, Pa on Saturday, October 26,2019 at 2:oo P.M.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.org or to the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance athttps://www.thecvbca.com/donate.htmlMiller-Bowersox Funeral Home in Greencastle is handling the arrangements. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralomes.com.

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Sat, 12 Oct 2019 05:06:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/rochelle-davison-seuffer-1077539412
<![CDATA[(DRESSLER) LUCE, Bonnie Jun 11, 1942 - Sep 3, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/bonnie-dressler-luce-972151551<![CDATA[

Bonnie Jean (Dressler) Luce, 75, of 27485 Highway 77, Cambridge Springs, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017, at AristaCare at Park Avenue, Meadville.Bonnie was born in DuBois on June 11, 1942, a daughter of the late Joseph M. and Elma Hazel Marquerita (Brubaker) Dressler. On March 4, 1973 Bonnie married Larry W. Luce, he survives. She had been a member of Saint John's Lutheran Church, Rockton. After 24 years of service Bonnie retired in 2008 from Penncrest School District. She was a 1960 graduate of DuBois High School. A member of French Creek Valley Horse Club, her favorite pastimes included horseback riding and spending time outdoors. She also enjoyed bowling and taking care of her beloved cats. In addition to her husband, Larry of 44 years, Bonnie is survived by a son David Nairn and his wife Kelly of Jacksonville, NC, two daughters Suzanne Nairn of Meadville, Barbara Lee Coombs of Seattle, WA, 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two sisters Patricia Briggs and her husband Bill of Falls Creek, Sandy Hess of Brockway, two brothers David Dressler and his wife Robin of Reynoldsville, Michael Dressler and his wife Tanya of Rockton, several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Bonnie is preceded in death by a brother Regis Dressler, two sisters Cora Lee Kuntz and Mary Jo Duttrey.Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.Bonnie will be laid to rest in Blooming Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint John's Lutheran Church of Rockton, PO Box 43, Luthersburg PA 15848-0043. Arrangements are under direction of STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE.Share a memory or condolence at www.miznerfuneralhome.com

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Mon, 4 Sep 2017 11:02:06 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/bonnie-dressler-luce-972151551
<![CDATA[(DUPAL) MURRIN, Anne Mar 4, 1916 - Jul 2, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/anne-dupal-murrin-801388981<![CDATA[

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Anne J. (Dupal) Murrin, age 100, of N. Second St. Greenville, passed away at her home on Saturday afternoon 7-2-16. She was born in Homestead, PA March 4, 1916 to John and Mary (Zaluzicky) Dupal. In the early 1920's the family relocated to Hartstown, PA and Anne graduated in 1934 from North Shenango High School. She later became a Registered Nurse during WWII, graduating from what was then the Spencer Hospital School of Nursing in Meadville. Ann would go on to work for many years as an R.N. at Greenville Regional Hospital. She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, and her hobbies included, playing bingo, sewing, and playing cards. On September 20, 1943, she married Gerard M. "Jud" Murrin, he passed away on March 31, 1988.Survivors include four daughters, Elaine Gaus of Greenville, Gene Marie Murrin of Greenville, Margaret Moder and her husband William of Hermitage, and Anne Portz and her husband Matthew of Pittsburgh, six sons, Nelson Murrin of Mentor, OH, Rev. Father Donald Murrin of Liberty, TX, William Murrin and his wife Carol of Hermitage, Thomas Murrin and his wife Teresa of Greenville, Michael Murrin and his wife Chris of Sharpsville, and Larry Murrin and his wife Joy of Raleigh, NC, fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson, John Murrin, two brothers, William Dupal and Jack Dupal, four sisters, Mary Lucas, Margaret Evans, Betty Dupal, and Rosalie Hermann, two daughter-in-laws, Antonia Murrin and Cori Murrin, and a son-in-law, Daniel Gaus, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Friday 7-8-16 in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor of the church as celebrant. Friends may call on Thursday 7-7-16 from 4:00-7:00 PM in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. Burial with committal in St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125. Visitors may sign the online guestbook and view a Video Tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com.

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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 13:20:59 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/anne-dupal-murrin-801388981
<![CDATA[(EDDY) MARTIN, Joyce Apr 18, 1953 - Feb 13, 2020]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/joyce-eddy-martin-1078441964<![CDATA[

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Joyce Ann Eddy Martin, 66, of Meadville, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020, at AristaCare. Joyce was born in Erie, on April 18, 1953, a daughter of the late George "Bill" and Vernola (Edward) Eddy.She had previously been married to Phonnie (Sonny) Oliver and Richard Martin Sr.Joyce is survived by four children Wayne Oliver of Atlantic, Tammy Martin of Meadville, Richard Martin, Jr. of Blooming Valley, Joyce Martin II of Meadville, six grandchildren, two sisters Mary Moyer of Pierpont, OH, Nancy Eddy of Pittsburgh, one niece and two nephews.A memorial dinner and fund raiser will be held Saturday, February 22 from 1-4 PM at Kerrtown Community Center, 18834 Hope St., Meadville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to STEPHEN P. MIZNER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 404 CHESTNUT STREET, MEADVILLE, PA 16335.

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Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/joyce-eddy-martin-1078441964
<![CDATA[Dolores Thomas (Fleury), forme...]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/dolores-fleury-752685431<![CDATA[

Dolores Thomas (Fleury), former Pizza Villa owner, 91, passed away in Zephyrhills, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She was a Depression-era child and knew poverty and hard work. Dolores dropped out of school to help support her family during the Depression. She worked on the family farm in Guys Mills, and for Talon and the Viscose in Meadville. During World War II, she operated a crane in a Pittsburgh Steel Mill while her husband was in the Navy. Her best known business enterprise was her association with Pizza Villa — first, at the lower Chestnut Street location, and later at the present South Main Street location. She started as a minimum wage waitress at the Chestnut Street store and through hard work and a keen business sense, she advanced to shift manager, co-owner and eventually, owner. She is remembered as practical and an exceptionally hard worker. She eventually lived above the Pizza Villa and its famous icon, “Luigi,” whose custom made costumes changed with the seasons. She retired from the pizza business in the ’80s and became a snowbird (Florida term for northern visitors). She seasonally traveled to her beloved trailer in Florida. Along with her partner Ed O’Nan, she made the southern trek back and forth many years until his death in the early ’90s. She then moved permanently to her special retreat. At Hunters Run she met her current husband, Will Fleury, and married him in 2003. Together they lived at the park until her passing. She recently was honored at Hunters Run Resort’s 25th Anniversary celebration, where she was cited as an original member. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Thomas, in 1963; mother, Theresa; father, Silvio Cosner; and brother, George. Survivors include her beloved husband, Will Fleury of Zephyrhills; daughter, Melinda (Larry) Crawley of Ringgold, Ga.; son, Gary (Pat) of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Steve Skiles, and Amy, Karen and Rick Moran-Thomas; great-grandchild, Meghan Skiles; and sister-in-law, Donna Cosner of Conneaut Lake. A Florida funeral was held Feb. 1 and a private Meadville interment will take place on Saturday. She will be laid to rest at Greendale Cemetery with her first husband, Dick Thomas. After the interment a memorial celebration will be held at the Pizza Villa Annex, 962 S. Main St., Meadville, from 1 to 5 p.m., with a 2:30 memorial service. The family invites all who knew Dolores to share the photos, slideshow and stories about this remarkable woman. Of course, Pizza Villa pizza will be served. This is a wonderful afternoon of fond remembrance about a life well lived. She is remembered as a woman with a good sense for business in an era when women did not go into business. She is also known to her family for her many anonymous contributions and acts of charity. In this spirit, the family requests that donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 37439 Clinton Ave., Dade City, Fla. Contact hph-hospice.org. Arrangements were under the direction of Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 Highway 54, Zephyrhills.

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/dolores-fleury-752685431
<![CDATA[Dolores Thomas (Fleury), forme...]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/dolores-fleury-752684581<![CDATA[

Dolores Thomas (Fleury), former Pizza Villa owner, 91, passed away in Zephyrhills, Fla., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. She was a Depression-era child and knew poverty and hard work. Dolores dropped out of school to help support her family during the Depression. She worked on the family farm in Guys Mills, and for Talon and the Viscose in Meadville. During World War II, she operated a crane in a Pittsburgh Steel Mill while her husband was in the Navy. Her best known business enterprise was her association with Pizza Villa — first, at the lower Chestnut Street location, and later at the present South Main Street location. She started as a minimum wage waitress at the Chestnut Street store and through hard work and a keen business sense, she advanced to shift manager, co-owner and eventually, owner. She is remembered as practical and an exceptionally hard worker. She eventually lived above the Pizza Villa and its famous icon, “Luigi,” whose custom made costumes changed with the seasons. She retired from the pizza business in the ’80s and became a snowbird (Florida term for northern visitors). She seasonally traveled to her beloved trailer in Florida. Along with her partner Ed O’Nan, she made the southern trek back and forth many years until his death in the early ’90s. She then moved permanently to her special retreat. At Hunters Run she met her current husband, Will Fleury, and married him in 2003. Together they lived at the park until her passing. She recently was honored at Hunters Run Resort’s 25th Anniversary celebration, where she was cited as an original member. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Thomas, in 1963; mother, Theresa; father, Silvio Cosner; and brother, George. Survivors include her beloved husband, Will Fleury of Zephyrhills; daughter, Melinda (Larry) Crawley of Ringgold, Ga.; son, Gary (Pat) of Philadelphia; four grandchildren, Steve Skiles, and Amy, Karen and Rick Moran-Thomas; great-grandchild, Meghan Skiles; and sister-in-law, Donna Cosner of Conneaut Lake. A Florida funeral was held Feb. 1 and a private Meadville interment will take place on Saturday. She will be laid to rest at Greendale Cemetery with her first husband, Dick Thomas. After the interment a memorial celebration will be held at the Pizza Villa Annex, 962 S. Main St., Meadville, from 1 to 5 p.m., with a 2:30 memorial service. The family invites all who knew Dolores to share the photos, slideshow and stories about this remarkable woman. Of course, Pizza Villa pizza will be served. This is a wonderful afternoon of fond remembrance about a life well lived. She is remembered as a woman with a good sense for business in an era when women did not go into business. She is also known to her family for her many anonymous contributions and acts of charity. In this spirit, the family requests that donations may be made to HPH Hospice, 37439 Clinton Ave., Dade City, Fla. Contact hph-hospice.org. Arrangements were under the direction of Hodges Family Funeral Home, 36327 Highway 54, Zephyrhills.

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/dolores-fleury-752684581
<![CDATA[(FRANK) CARLSON, Grace Jul 11, 1922 - Apr 8, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/grace-frank-carlson-769161101<![CDATA[

<![CDATA[The Meadville Tribune: Obituaries]]> (32)

Grace Irene (Frank) Carlson, 93, of Shrewsbury, Mo., passed away at Garden View Care Center in Chesterfield, on Friday, April 8, 2016. She was born in St. Louis on June 11, 1922, the daughter of Henry and Ethel (Stevens) Frank.She leaves her daughter-in-law Lorena Carlson; son Dick Carlson and wife LeAnn; son Bob Carlson and wife Joan; son Jack Carlson and wife Karen, grandsons Rob, Sean, Sam, granddaughters Erin, Maggie, Audrey, Jill, Brea, Lauren, and five great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her spouse, Robert G. Carlson in 1986 and her son, Bill Carlson in 1995.A graduate of Rosati-Kain High School, she was later employed with American Brake Shoe, and there met her future husband, Robert. Married in 1948, they moved to Meadville, PA, and it was there that they raised their four sons. She was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church. A devoted wife and loving mother, her passion was caring for her family. A promotion for Robert with American Brake Shoe took the family to Cleveland for a four-year period, and a subsequent promotion returned the family to Meadville. Grace remained in Meadville after Robert's passing in 1986, and in 1989 returned to her hometown of St. Louis, settling in Shrewsbury.Memorial contributions may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor (3225 N. Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63107).

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:10:10 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/grace-frank-carlson-769161101
<![CDATA[(Geary) Bucher, Alma]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/alma-geary-bucher-1021652812<![CDATA[

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Alma Doris (Geary) Bucher passed away on January 12, 2018 after a brief illness and a long life. She was born on April 22, 1931, in Charleston, WV. Her family, including her younger sisters Miriam and Janice, moved to Pittsburgh in 1936. Alma attended Westinghouse High, was an undergraduate at Carnegie Tech, and completed graduate studies at Edinboro State College, earning degrees in English. While at Carnegie, she joined the Lutheran Student Center, where she met many of her life-long friends and her future husband, John. She and John married and moved to Philadelphia, where Alma began her career as a teacher and John was assigned to his first congregation as a minister. She and John spent many happy years together in Erie and Saegertown before returning to Pittsburgh in 1982. During this time, she continued teaching while raising three boys, Eric (currently in Maryland), Douglas (currently in Texas), and Stephen (currently in California). After being surrounded by men for so long, she was blessed by daughters-in-law Laura and Kirsten. She loved reading, her family, her church, chocolate, and tea. She was thrilled to be a grandmother to Nicholas (8) and Charlotte (5). Her grandson has her heart and her granddaughter has her spirit. Alma played guitar, sang in the church choir, devoured crosswords, and could passionately discuss literature and argue politics with the best of them. She lost her beloved John in 1996 and her baby sister Janice in 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged for Meals on Wheels, where she volunteered for many years. Her sons, grandchildren, and friends will miss her sense of fair play, her sense of fashion, her sense of humor, and her good sense. We take comfort knowing she is with her Lord and her husband, and that her impact on this world remains intact in the kids she raised, the students she taught, and the people she volunteered to help. Her ashes will be placed next to Johns (slightly left of center) at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh. A memorial gathering is planned for later in the spring. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com

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Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:01:55 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/alma-geary-bucher-1021652812
<![CDATA[(GEORGE) BRADEN, Bernice Dec 26, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/bernice-george-braden-859736872<![CDATA[

Bernice E. (George) Braden, 85, of Conneautville, formerly of Springboro passed away Monday December 26, 2016 at Rolling Fields Eldercare Community. Please look for full obituary in Thursday's paper.Arrangements are incomplete under the care of McCauley Funeral Home, 1405 Main St. Conneautville, PA 16406.

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Tue, 27 Dec 2016 12:09:40 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/bernice-george-braden-859736872
<![CDATA[(GEORGE) BRADEN, Bernice Apr 30, 1931 - Dec 26, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/bernice-george-braden-860067932<![CDATA[

Bernice E. (George) Braden, 85, of Conneautville, formerly of Springboro, passed away Monday December 26, 2016 at Rolling Fields Eldercare Community. She was born April 30, 1931 to the late Clyde and Frances (Wells) George. She married Leo J. Braden September 13, 1949. He preceded her in death March 18, 2003.She retired from Toteline in Linesville as a pre-form operator. She was a member of the Circle B Saddle Club and the BC Club. She was well known throughout the area as an announcer at local fairs and she enjoyed participating in the Pennsylvania Farm Show for many years.Bernice is survived by several children, Larry (Missy) Braden of Springboro, Joyce Bentley of Conneaut, OH, Jim (Linda) Braden of Conneautville, Mike (Dorothy) Braden of Springboro, Susan Ensman of Conneaut, OH, Brenda (Sonny) Gable of Springboro, Darryl Braden of Springboro, Bradley Braden of Springboro, Edward Braden of Conneautville, Timothy Braden of Springboro, Randy Braden of Somerset, PA, a grandson, Aaron Braden of Mercer whom Bernice raised, two brothers, Robert George of Kennerdale, PA and Wendell (Carolyn) George of Virginia Beach, VA, three sisters, Donna Blood of Conneautville, Beverly Middleton of Virginia Beach, VA and Margaret Briley of Jacksonville, NC, several Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren and one Great-great grandchild. In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by two daughters, Sandra Soltesz and Bonnie Braden, a son, Richard Braden, three grandchildren, a brother, William George, a daughter-in-law, Rose Braden and two sons-in-law, Harold Bentley and Larry Ensman. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Friday December 30, 2016 at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 2:00 PM. Interment will take place in Beaver Center Cemetery following the service.Memorial donations can be made in her name to the charity of donor's choice.Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of McCauley Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville, PA 16406.Online condolences can be left for the family at www.mccauleyfuneralhome.website.

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Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:02:11 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/bernice-george-braden-860067932
<![CDATA[GUYS MILLS — Virginia Mae (Gin...]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/virginia-ginny-mcfadden-proper-752587371<![CDATA[

GUYS MILLS — Virginia Mae (Ginny) McFadden Proper, 84, of State Hwy. 198, Guys Mills, left her residence to be with the Lord April 13, 2008. She was born in Corry Oct.1, 1923, daughter of the late Forrest L. and Florence Garnett McFadden. She married Richard C. Proper Aug. 2, 1942, and he preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1988. A 1941 graduate of Randolph High School, she worked at Talon, and for 25 years as a teacher's aide in the Penncrest School District, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the PA Association of School Retirees, was the former secretary of the Union Cemetery Association, Guys Mills, and especially enjoyed being with her family. Mrs. Proper was a member of the United Evangelical Free Church of Guys Mills. Survivors include five children, Carol Miller and her friend Rick Cady of Guys Mills; Ronald G. Proper and his wife Bonnie of Saegertown; Richard E. Proper and his wife Judith of Erie; Larry D. Proper and his wife Connie of Guys Mills; and Cindy McKissock and her husband Scott of Cambridge Springs; 10 grandchildren, Kevin Turner, Kim Turner Ryan, Amy Proper Hough, Kari Proper Ferguson, Mark Proper, Greg Proper, Lisa Proper Sands, Andrea Proper Giliberto, Cindy Proper Doyle, and Ryan McKissock; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma McFadden and her companion Jack York of Guys Mills; a brother, William F. McFadden and his wife Gladys of Altoona; many wonderful nieces and nephews; and a cousin. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Maxine McFadden. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. A funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the United Evangelical Free Church of Guys Mills with the Rev. David Coddington, Pastor officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Guys Mills. The family suggests memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 717 Indiana Dr., Erie, Pa. 16506 or the United Evangelical Free Church of Guys Mills, P.O. Box 26, Guys Mills, Pa. 16327.

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Sat, 12 Apr 2008 21:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/virginia-ginny-mcfadden-proper-752587371
<![CDATA[(GLANCY) ZAKER, Betsy Jun 22, 1965 - Jan 22, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/betsy-glancy-zaker-1072345432<![CDATA[

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Betsy Lynette (Glancy) Zaker, age 53, of Greenwood Township, passed away at her sister's home in Meadville on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on June 22, 1965 at home in Geneva, PA to the late Blaine and Eileen (Koehler) Glancy. She married William Zaker August 30, 1997 in Meadville, PA. He survives.Betsy graduated from Conneaut Lake High School in 1983. She cleaned for Conneaut School District and was a housewife. She enjoyed crocheting.Betsy was a member of Bible Baptist Church.Betsy is survived by her husband, William; three sisters, Barbara Debruycker and her husband, Ed, Brenda Rhoades, Bonnie Hough and her husband, Ken; one brother, Brad Glancy and his wife, Wendy; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and her mother-in-law, Margaret.Betsy was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Brent Glancy and brother-in-law, Ron Rhoades.Family and friends are invited to call at the Dickson Funeral Home in Conneaut Lake on Friday, January 25 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, January 26 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home immediately following calling hours Saturday, January 26 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Philip Thomas and Pastor Ken Hough officiating. A private burial will be held at Geneva Memorial Cemetery.Please sign Betsy's guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.comArrangements have been entrusted to DICKSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 130 N. SECOND ST. CONNEAUT LAKE, PA, Rocco R. Tedesco, III, Supervisor.

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:45:19 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/betsy-glancy-zaker-1072345432
<![CDATA[(GOETZ) AMOLSCH, Phyllis Oct 29, 1930 - Apr 23, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/phyllis-goetz-amolsch-1074192774<![CDATA[

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Phyllis Ann (Goetz) Amolsch, age 88, of Conneaut Lake, PA passed away peacefully at her home on April 23, 2019. She was born in Meadville, PA on October 29, 1930 to the late, John Goetz and Irene (Chapel) Goetz. She married Elvin Amolsch in 1952. He preceded her in death in 1979.Phyllis was employed at Berky's Diner and retired from Molded Fiberglass.She was of the Christian faith. She was a part of Team M&M's for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the Historical Society, she volunteered at the Conneaut Lake Museum and Meadville Medical Center. Phyllis was a lifetime member of Station 3 Fire Hall in Conneaut Lake.Phyllis is survived by a daughter, Sharon Evanovich of Pittsburgh, PA, a son, Mark Amolsch and his wife, Carol of Harmonsburg, PA, a daughter-in-law, Gail Amolsch of Meadville, PA; three grandchildren, Cristal Niwa and her husband, Anthony, Nicole Fish and Colton Amolsch; five great-grandchildren; a niece, Linda Highhouse-Bervinkle and her husband, Bill; a great niece, Fran Highhouse; a special nephew, Thomas Sherbondy; and three beloved cats.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; seven brothers and sisters; a son, Billy Moore, who passed away as a child; a son, Keith Amolsch and daughter, Susan Amolsch-Howsare.Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, April 29, 2019 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second Street, Conneaut Lake, PA. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor David Brumagin. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the ANNA Shelter, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511.Please sign Phyllis' guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.comArrangements have been entrusted to the DICKSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC., 130 N. SECOND STREET, CONNEAUT LAKE, PA. ROCCO R. TEDESCO, III, SUPERVISOR.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2019 11:48:09 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/phyllis-goetz-amolsch-1074192774
<![CDATA[(GRIFFITH) HOYT, Annabelle Aug 29, 1926 - Mar 6, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/annabelle-griffith-hoyt-1043716156<![CDATA[

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Annabelle Louise (Griffith) Hoyt - 91, died peacefully in her sleep, and went to be with her Lord Jesus on March 6, 2018. She was born on August 29, 1926, in Leechburg, PA to Jesse and Lela (Jewart) Griffith. She was raised in Meadville, PA, and graduated salutatorian from Meadville High School.She married Eugene Paxton Hoyt of Meadville, PA in 1945 and had three children, Mark, Grant, and Jessica. They divorced in 1961, and she never remarried.She entered the workforce and held a number of positions, including stenographer for the Santa Ana Police Department, executive secretary at Autonetics, worked for the US Census Bureau, and as the night supervisor at the Tustin Hacienda retirement home. She always chose employment that would allow her to be with her children during their formative years.Annabelle had a beautiful soprano voice and really enjoyed singing in church choirs and doing soloist work. She composed beautiful poetry and published a book of her works, "A Light in the Window", which she also illustrated.She was a woman of great faith, who loved the Lord from the time she was a little girl. Her spiritual gift was that of helping, and visiting the sick. She was the first person through the door when anyone she knew had been hospitalized. She was generous to a fault.Annabelle is survived by sisters Julia Trudelle Dibble and Vernie Hope Smith; children Mark Hoyt (Linda) and Jessica Zechiel (David); grandchildren Kristen Hoyt, John Zechiel (Eleanor), and Alexander Zechiel (Heather); great-grandchildren Noah Zechiel and baby girl Zechiel, due March 26th.

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Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:29:57 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/annabelle-griffith-hoyt-1043716156
<![CDATA[(GRINNELL) BALL, Linda Jun 11, 1943 - Dec 27, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/linda-grinnell-ball-1071970177<![CDATA[

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Linda J. (Grinnell) Ball, age 75, of Geneva, PA passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on December 27, 2018. She was born June 11, 1943 in Geneva, PA to the late James A. and Martha B. (Davison) Grinnell. She married James D. Ball on June 17, 1967. He survives.Linda graduated from Conneaut Lake High School in 1961. She was employed as a Dietary Aide at the City Hospital in Meadville. She was also a babysitter and homemaker.She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church of Geneva, PA. She was very active in her church and community. Linda enjoyed spending time with family, visiting with friends and neighbors on the front porch and reading.She is survived by her husband, James of 51 years; two daughters, Yvonne Longstreth and her husband, John of Meadville, PA, Valerie Turner and her husband, John of Meadville, PA; two sons, Dave Ball of Conneaut Lake, PA and Trent Ball; six grandchildren, John S. Longstreth II, Ashley (Longstreth) Lesnick, John E. Turner III, Mackenzie (Turner) Carlstrom, Megan A. Ball and Abby G. Ball; one great granddaughter, Riley Maye Carlstrom and one great grandson on the way; a sister-in-law, Laura Fails of Conneaut, OH; a nephew, Brian Bailey of Meadville, PA and her faithful dog, Kenzie.She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Brenda S. Bailey.Family and friends are invited to call at Dickson Funeral Home, Conneaut Lake Sunday, December 30 from 5-8 p.m. and Monday, December 31 from 10-11 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Miller and Pastor Joy Mumford officiating. A private family burial will take place at Venango Cemetery.Please sign Linda's guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to DICKSON FUNERAL HOME, 130 N. SECOND ST. CONNEAUT LAKE, PA. Rocco R. Tedesco III, Supervisor.

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Thu, 27 Dec 2018 11:15:12 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/linda-grinnell-ball-1071970177
<![CDATA[(GRINNELL) BALL, Linda Jun 11, 1943 - Dec 27, 2018]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/linda-grinnell-ball-1071996943<![CDATA[

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Linda J. (Grinnell) Ball, age 75, of Geneva, PA passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on December 27, 2018. She was born June 11, 1943 in Geneva, PA to the late James A. and Martha B. (Davison) Grinnell. She married James D. Ball on June 17, 1967. He survives.Linda graduated from Conneaut Lake High School in 1961. She was employed as a Dietary Aide at the City Hospital in Meadville. She was also a babysitter and homemaker.She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church of Geneva, PA. She was very active in her church and community. Linda enjoyed spending time with family, visiting with friends and neighbors on the front porch and reading.She is survived by her husband, James of 51 years; two daughters, Yvonne Longstreth and her husband, John of Meadville, PA, Valerie Turner and her husband, John of Cambridge Springs, PA; two sons, Dave Ball of Conneaut Lake, PA and Trent Ball; six grandchildren, John S. Longstreth II, Ashley (Longstreth) Lesnick, John E. Turner III, Mackenzie (Turner) Carlstrom, Megan A. Ball and Abby G. Ball; one great granddaughter, Riley Maye Carlstrom and one great grandson on the way; a sister-in-law, Laura Fails of Conneaut, OH; a nephew, Brian Bailey of Meadville, PA and her faithful dog, Kenzie.She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Brenda S. Bailey.Family and friends are invited to call at Dickson Funeral Home, Conneaut Lake Sunday, December 30 from 5-8 p.m. and Monday, December 31 from 10-11 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Miller and Pastor Joy Mumford officiating. A private family burial will take place at Venango Cemetery.Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Geneva United Methodist Church, 15439 PA 285 Conneaut Lake, PA 16316 or Hospice of Crawford County, 766 Liberty St. Meadville, PA 16335.Please sign Linda's guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to DICKSON FUNERAL HOME, 130 N. SECOND ST. CONNEAUT LAKE, PA. Rocco R. Tedesco III, Supervisor.

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Fri, 28 Dec 2018 09:59:37 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/linda-grinnell-ball-1071996943
<![CDATA[(HALE) WILLIAMS, Lynn Oct 20, 1950 - Feb 27, 2020]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/lynn-hale-williams-1078520184<![CDATA[

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Lynn J. (Hale) Williams, age 69, of Ravine St., Meadville, PA passed away on February 27, 2020 at UPMC Hamot from complications of cancer.She was born on October 20, 1950 to the late Robert and Marie (Stillman) Hale in Meadville, PA.She was a 1968 graduate of Meadville High School. She retired from Meadville Medical Center in December 2015, after 40 years of service.She was a member of Living Waters Church. Lynn was an avid reader, loved working in her flower garden, and enjoyed outings with her friends.She is survived by her two sisters, Rita Steger and her husband, Keith of Reinholds, PA and Allyson DiFeo and her husband, Dan of King of Prussia, PA; one niece, Jenna DiFeo Harrison and her husband, Nick of King of Prussia, PA; a great nephew, Lincoln Harrison; her close friend, Jean Overmyer and her daughter, Emily, and many other friends and family.Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 3PM to 6:30PM at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville PA. A service will take place at the funeral home at 6:30PMIn lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Rd, Meadville, PA 16335.Please sign Lynn's online guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville, PA 16335.

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:16:38 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/lynn-hale-williams-1078520184
<![CDATA[(HAMMERMEISTER) SAUER, Bertha Feb 16, 1928 - Sep 19, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/bertha-hammermeister-sauer-1027243846<![CDATA[

Bertha (Hammermeister) Sauer died September 19, 2017 in White House TN. She was born February 16, 1928 in Springboro PA to Friedrich and Helen (Tews) Hammermeister.Excelling at academics and sports, she attended Edinboro State Teachers College. After teaching at Erie Day School, she moved to Alaska where she met and married Hugh Sauer in 1952. She taught in a one-room school.After a move to western NY, she taught in public schools and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran, North Boston NY. In retirement she hiked 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail and served in the Peace Corps with her husband.Predeceased by her daughter, Audrey, she is survived by daughters April (John) Whitt, Jennifer (James) Meyers, Roberta (Michael) Hillhouse, sons Hugh (Mary) and Timothy (Sue) Sauer, 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

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Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:26:27 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/bertha-hammermeister-sauer-1027243846
<![CDATA[(HART) BERNAT, Patricia Jan 15, 1952 - Jul 20, 2017]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/patricia-hart-bernat-954142611<![CDATA[

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Patricia LuAnna (Hart) Bernat, 65, of Linesville, was born January 15, 1952, and passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, after a 5-year struggle with cancer.The daughter of Walter E. and LuAnna M. Hart, formerly of Linesville, she graduated from Linesville Conneaut Summit High School in 1969. She married Peter E. Bernat, of Linesville, on December 27, 1969, at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church in Linesville. She attended LPN school at Spencer Hospital and spent her nursing career working at Spencer Hospital and worked at the doctor's offices of Dr. Robert Symons, and Dr. Victor Farrah. She also worked briefly at Ohio Rubber Co. and Andover Industries Inc.She enjoyed being with friends and family, especially her two daughters, Amy M. Woods and husband, Terry, and Mary Margaret E. Caragan and husband, Napoleon, both of Norfolk, Virginia. Her greatest joy was spending time with her three grandchildren, Christopher Woods, Victoria Woods and Andrew Caragan. She also left behind three sisters, Donna Seiler, Becky Jane Pavlik, Carol Ann Kane, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dale and Douglas Hart.She loved to keep busy with cross stitch, sewing, watching football and traveling. She will always be remembered for her caring heart, love of family and always putting others first.Friends and family can call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at ROYAL-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 6028 U.S. HIGHWAY 6, LINESVILLE.A Mass of Resurrection will be Celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, 401 S. Mercer St., Linesville followed by interment at St. Peter's Cemetery in Conneautville. All are invited to continue to celebrate her life with a luncheon at St. Peter's social hall following the interment.The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus at St. Peter Church, 501 Washington St., Conneautville, Pa. 16406.Please share a condolence or memory of Patricia for the family at royalcolemanfuneralhome.com.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:39:32 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/patricia-hart-bernat-954142611
<![CDATA[(HASKINS) KING, Nina Feb 8, 1915 - Mar 26, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/nina-haskins-king-758589401<![CDATA[

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Nina L. (Haskins) King age 101 died peacefully on Easter Saturday at her residence, Villa St. Martha's, in Downingtown Pa. with two of her children (Frederick and Margaret) at her side.She was born in Mobile Alabama Feb. 8, 1915, daughter of Raymond M. Haskins and Maude Adel Eaton. She graduated from St. Edwards High School in Corry PA in 1932 and Spencer Hospital School of Nursing 1936 with an RN degree. She retired as Director of Nursing Service 1977.She married Robert A. King (deceased) of Meadville in 1937. During WWII when Robert was in the Navy Nina was a school nurse. She later became a night supervisor and then administrator at Spencer Hospital. Upon retirement she was a Crawford County visiting nurse. She spent her life in the service of her community providing medical assistance and comfort to any in need. She has been an inspiration and role model for many.She was a member of St. Brigid Church until her move 9 years ago to Downingtown PA.She is survived by her three children, Frederick M King of Hampton, Va., Roberta L King Of Vail, Az., Margaret C Mailliard of Downingtown, Pa. She has nine grandchildren and 16 Great grandchildren. She has 17 nieces and nephews and their families. A time of gathering will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church, in the Community Room, on April 9, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. A Mass will fallow at 11:00 A.M.. Nina had a great love of elephants and she fostered the care of numerous elephants so in lieu of flowers (she often said give me flowers while I am alive not after I have died) we are asking that donations be made to: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, 25283 Cabot Rd., suite 101, Laguna Hills, Ca. 92653. Phone 949-305-3785, email infous@sheldrickwildlifeturst.org. Web site www.sheldickwildlifetrust.org. Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Nina's Book of Memories www.warrenfh.com.

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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:38:45 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/nina-haskins-king-758589401
<![CDATA[(HATHEWAY) PASSMORE, Holly May 2, 1969 - May 29, 2019]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/holly-hatheway-passmore-1074895884<![CDATA[

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After suffering an aortic dissection, Holly Marie (Hatheway) Passmore was lying in a bed in the intensive care unit of UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh on May 29, 2019 at approximately 3:40 p.m. Her life companion, Gene Laughner, whispered something to her that no one else could hear. She took her last breath and then left this life to proceed to the next. Her father, James F. Hatheway, her paternal grandparents, Charles R. Hatheway and Lola Hatheway, and maternal grandparents, John Franczak and Ceclia Franczak, were undoubtedly standing at the pearly gates waiting for her arrival.Holly was born on May 2, 1969 in Meadville, the daughter of James F. Hatheway and Adele D. Hatheway. She grew up in Meadville. She graduated from Meadville Area Senior High School in 1987.She is survived by her mother, Adele D. Hatheway of Meadville, two sons, Christopher J. White of Meadville and Ryan P. Passmore of Edinboro, a brother, Edward J. Hatheway (Deborah A. Hatheway) of Meadville, her maternal aunt, Eileen Kidner (Keith Kidner) of Columbus, Ohio, two cousins, Helen Devine (Casey Devine) and Ian Kidner, both of Columbus, Ohio, and her life companion, Gene Laughner of Erie.A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A scripture service will immediately follow.Holly's life companion and family request that in lieu of flowers that a monetary donation be made in her name to the Crawford County Animal Shelter, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335.Please sign Holly's online guestbook at www.hatheway-tedesco.comArrangements have been entrusted to HATHEWAY-TEDESCO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 614 BALDWIN ST., MEADVILLE, PA 16335.

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Thu, 30 May 2019 11:32:04 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/holly-hatheway-passmore-1074895884
<![CDATA[(HEADLEY) MURDOCK, Tammy Dec 15, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/tammy-headley-murdock-855923592<![CDATA[

Tammy K. (Headley) Murdock, 54, of Saegertown, formerly of Conneautville passed away Thursday December 15, 2016 at Meadville Medical Center. Please look for full obituary in Saturday's paper. Arrangements are incomplete under the care of McCauley Funeral Home, 1405 Main St. Conneautville, PA 16406.

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Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:19:14 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/tammy-headley-murdock-855923592
<![CDATA[(HEADLEY) MURDOCK, Tammy Dec 16, 1961 - Dec 15, 2016]]>https://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/tammy-headley-murdock-856419522<![CDATA[

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Tammy K. (Headley) Murdock, 54, resident of the Crawford County Care Center (formerly of Conneautville), passed away Thursday December 15, 2016 at Meadville Medical Center. She was born December 16, 1961 in Meadville, PA to Violet I (Curry) Headley and the late Jack W. Headley. She married Jeffrey C. Murdock, he survives.Tammy enjoyed spending her time doing crafts such as crochet, cross stitch, plastic canvas, and making jewelry. She loved the holiday seasons and decorating for them. She loved to spend time with family and friends.In addition to her mother, Violet, Tammy is survived by a daughter, Jacklynne L. Humphreys of Cochranton; a grandson, Shawn L. Kridler of Cochranton, two sisters, Cindy Roberts of Sibley, LA and Mary Taylor of Saegertown, an aunt, Jerry Hollenshead of Homer, LA, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Jack, and an Aunt Iris Elizabeth Sanford.Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Monday December 19, 2016 at McCauley Funeral Home 1405 Main St. Conneautville, PA 16406 from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to McCauley Funeral Home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of McCauley Funeral Home 1405 Main St. Conneautville, PA 16406.Online condolences can be left for the family at www.mccauleyfuneralhome.website.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:58:47 GMThttps://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/obituary/tammy-headley-murdock-856419522
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