Obituaries

Haslett, Jean Larraine

5/28/2014
Jean Larraine Haslett , 72, a retired elder who served as a hospital chaplain in Pittsburgh for several years, died May 28, 2014.   Born Oct. 10, 1941, in Johnstown, daughter of the late William and Florence (Campbell) Haslett, she was a music teacher and received a local pastor's license in 1995. Ordained a full elder in 2001, in addition to serving as a chaplain at West Penn Hospital, she served three years as pastor at Muhlemann Memorial and Harmarville UMCs. She is survived by her brother ...

Perry, Evelyn June

5/20/2014
Evelyn June Perry, widow of the Rev. Russell Perry, entered into the arms of our loving Father on the 95th anniversary of her baptism, May 20, 2014.  Her longtime friends, the Rev. Bill and Lois Hiles, said June died peacefully in her sleep. She had been listening to George Beverly Shea sing The Old Rugged Cross. The daughter of Anna Mae and Clyde J Smith, June was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 24, 1919. She graduated from Passaic High School and Drake Business and Secretarial College in ...

Applegate, Harry R.

5/13/2014
Harry R. Applegate, 86, of Conneaut, OH, husband of the Rev. Julie L. Applegate, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his home. Born August 12, 1927, in Sharon, PA, to Salem H. and Catherine (Rankin) Applegate, he was a member of New Virginia United Methodist Church in Hermitage, PA, where he had served as head usher, and was under pastoral care from New Leaf United Methodist Church in Conneaut, OH. A 1945 graduate of Sharon High School, Mr. Applegate retired after 38 years of service from the ...

Cook, Rev. George Sturley

5/6/2014
Rev. George Sturley Cook died May 6, 2014, about a month after suffering a massive heart attack. Born June 23, 1918 in Munhall, PA, and known as Sturley to his family and hometown friends, he was a member of Homestead Park UMC, where he received his call into the ministry.  He began his pastoral ministry at W. Homestead UMC in 1968, serving part-time while he continued working as a supervisor at Westinghouse, East Pittsburgh, where he worked for 28 years.  He entered full-time ministry in 1970,...

Boor, Rev. John C.

4/22/2014
Rev. John C. Boor, 88, of Myerstown, formerly of Emlenton, a retired United Methodist pastor, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, April 22, 2014, at the StoneRidge Towne Center in Myerstown.    John was born on January 4, 1926 in Altoona.  He was the son of Veryl Kenneth and Anna Mary Carter Boor.  John grew up in Fertigs and played for the Hayrake Amateur Baseball League.  He was a 1948 graduate of Cranberry High School.  John left school to enlist in the U.S. Air Force and finished ...

Morris, Rev. Henry Arden

3/24/2014
Rev. Henry (Hank) Arden Morris, 85, of  Johnstown, went to be with the Lord on March 24, 2014. Rev. Morris is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Jean (Earl); his children, Pastor Ruth Ann, married to Robert Moore; Lois Elaine, married to Joseph Howanec; Keith Alan, married to the former Dr. Marie (Schuessler); Ronald Jay and his friend, Kenna Raymond; and Karen Lynne, married to Dr. Michael Moriarty; sister Eleanor Sauer; grandchildren Nancy, married to Jeff Boring; Jeannie, married to ...

Garvin, John Charles

3/16/2014
The Reverend Dr. John C. Garvin died March 16 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage at the age of 80. He was born Easter Sunday, April 16, 1933, in Finleyville, PA to Horace and Mildred (Barton) Garvin. As a young man, he met Audrey Clark of Greentree, PA at a church ice cream social, introducing himself by stealing candy from her plate. They were wed at Greenstone UMC on July 19, 1952. John was a big man with a big intellect and a big heart. After college, John graduated from ...

McGowan, Rev. Kenneth A.

2/2/2014
Rev. Kenneth A. McGowan Jr., 79, of Valencia, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was the beloved husband for 54 years of Janet (Dembroski) McGowan; loving father of Kenneth A. (Ruth) McGowan III, of Murrysville, and Kathleen (David) Meuschke, of Gibsonia; brother of Edwina "Sis" Bradshaw, of South Carolina; proud grandfather of Ryan, Cullen and Casey McGowan and Lauren, Zachary and Jacob Meuschke. Rev. McGowan was a Methodist minister for many years, serving as pastor at Sardis United Methodist and...

Eddinger, Rev. Richard Allen

1/24/2014
Rev. Richard Allen Eddinger, 77, of Knox, PA passed away early Friday morning, January 24, 2014 at the Clarion Hospital, following an illness. Beginning his pastoral ministry in 1962, he served churches in Western PA until retirement in 1998. He preached at the Rustic Acres Campground until last year. He and his wife, the former the former Margaret A. Beisel started the Sunday School program at the Mount Joy United Methodist Church and for many years he served as a counselor and board member ...

Heiser, Lois Weber

1/24/2014
Lois W. Heiser, widow of the Rev. John Wesley Heiser, died on Friday, January 24, 2014 in St. Clair Hospital at the age of 88. She was a resident of Bethel Park. Lois was the beloved mother of Dr. John R. (Debra) of Gainesville, FL, Joseph P. (Iris) of Bethel Park and the late James W. Heiser.  Survivors include brothers Dr. Raymond Weber (Joanne) of Ford City, PA, Paul Weber (Ann) of Washington, PA, and John Weber of Clairton, PA; grandchildren Zachary Heiser, Samantha Heiser, Heather Griffith...

Brown, Rev. Donald R.

1/15/2014
Rev. Donald R. Brown, 85, of Willow Valley died Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at The Glen at Willow Valley. Rev. Brown began his 60 years of pastoral ministry in the Erie Conference in 1954 and served churches there and in the Pittsburgh area until he was appointed as the Washington District Superintendent in 1976. After six years in the post, he moved to Holiday Park UMC and eventually retired from the Western PA Conference in 1989. Rev. Brown graduated from Clarion University with a bachelor's...

Lash, Jean Kennedy

12/31/2013
Jean Kennedy Lash of Freedom passed away on  December 31,2013 at Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford. A memorial celebration was scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014  at Dutilh United Methodist Church in Cranberry Twp. She was the beloved wife of Rev Robert S. Lash, and loving mother of Cheryl (Ronald) Wenner of Oklahoma, Mark(Lynda) Kennedy of Franklin Park, Timothy Kennedy of Erie, John (Carrie) Kennedy of McKean and step-daughters, Rita Lash of Melbourne, FL and Kathy ( ...

Dunkle, Lucille I.

12/25/2013
Lucille I. Dunkle, 81, of Meadville, passed away at 12:02 a.m. Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community. She was the wife of the retired Rev. Norman E. Dunkle, who survives.  Born Jan. 2, 1932, in Jefferson County, a daughter of Emil and Lois Nichols Roedel, she married Norman E. Dunkle on April 7, 1953.  Lucille was a 1953 graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College, North Chili, N.Y., with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish and a 1956 graduate of ...

Blank, Dorothy E.

12/18/2013
Dorothy E. Blank, 84, of Arbutus Park Retirement Community, went to be with her Lord Dec. 18, 2013, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Robert Blank. Born Sept. 17, 1929, in Pitcairn, daughter of Clair and Minola (Brown) Baker, she is survived by children, Dennis of Charlottesville, VA.; Dawna, married to Larry Johnson, of Altavista, VA.; and Rev. Daniel, married to Kim (Long),of  Marietta, Pa. Also survived by grandchildren, Dennis Mark Blank, ...

Croyle, Dolores I.

11/24/2013
Dolores I. Croyle, 80, of Ben Avon, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. Rodney J. Croyle. Mrs. Croyle is survived by their children, David and Karen Croyle; a brother Philip Shawgo, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents Loyal and Elsie Shawgo and a brother Glendon Shawgo. Born in Grove City, she was a 1954 graduate of Grove City College with a degree in music. She was a music teacher, piano instructor, ...

Cox, Dora C.

11/10/2013
Dora C. Cox, 88, of Mt. Lebanon, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. She was the beloved wife of the late Rev. John C. (Jack) Cox Sr.; loving mother of Edith (Harry) Heidrich, Naomi (David) Harriger, John "Skip" (Janet) Cox Jr., Laura Cox and Jim (Brenda) Cox; grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of six. Dora was cherished as a wife and mother. She was involved in the churches where her husband was serving and loved spending time with her family. Family and friends were received at the WARCHOL ...

Porter, Harriett E.

11/7/2013
Harriett E. Porter, 85, formerly of Stoneboro, “waited for this day to be united with my creator and Savior, Jesus Christ,” passed away Nov. 7, 2013, in Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community after a period of failing health. Born April 11, 1928, in Guys Mills, she was the widow of the Rev. William H. Porter.  Mrs. Porter was a graduate of Randolph School, Guys Mills. In her early years she worked at Westinghouse of Meadville and as a school bus driver for the Union City and Jamestown ...

Duvall, Rev. John E.

11/6/2013
The Rev. John E. Duvall, formerly of West Newton, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Born Dec. 23, 1922, at his home in East Millsboro, a son of the late John C. and Harriet (Franks) Duvall, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Odella Grace (Prosser) Duvall on May 16, 2000; his two brothers, infant sons Charles Duvall and Harrison "Harry" Duvall; and son-in-law Kenneth Lowanse. Surviving are five children, John E. "Jack" Duvall and his wife, Patty, Todd A. Duvall ...

Weible, the Rev. Samuel Jean

10/10/2013
The Rev. Samuel Jean Weible, 88, of Boswell, went to be with the Lord Oct. 10, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice. Born July 14, 1925, in Shade Township, son of Jacob J.C. and Martha Etta (Naugle) Weible, he was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Maurice, Raymond, Henry, Lorenzo, Guy, Harry and Mervin; sisters, Rosanna Miller and Erva Rivera; and grandson, Christopher J. Tressler. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, the former Lois Maxine Younkin; children, Calvin (Daniel Halvorsen) ...

Higginbotham, The Rev. Robert W.

9/29/2013
 The Rev. Robert W. Higginbotham, Jr., 63, assistant to the Bishop and former superintendent of the Kane District, died peacefully at his home in Cranberry Twp., on Sunday, Sept. 29 after a valiant battle with cancer.  Born December 8, 1949 in Brownsville, PA, Rev. HIgginbotham was raised in Beaver County. He is a graduate of Freedom Area High School, Alderson-Broaddus College and the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He was ordained a deacon in 1972 and an elder on June 15, 1975 by Bishop ...

Trusel, Rev. James A.

9/11/2013
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Kalp, Carol Ann Thomas

9/3/2013
Carol Ann (Thomas) Kalp, of Gorham, ME., wife of the Rev. Larry Kalp, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Gorham House, after a long battle with cancer. Carol, daughter of H. Fred and Alverta Thomas of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, grew up in Ferndale, PA. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate studies in Maine and New Jersey. Her career in elementary education spanned 27 years, twenty of them in Randolph Township, NJ. Carol also taught in ...

Stouppe, Eileen M.

9/1/2013
Eileen M. Stouppe, 96, of Ligonier, widow of the Rev. Hugh Stouppe, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. She was born Dec. 12, 1916, in London, England, a daughter of the late Harry H. and Ella Offen Horlock. While still in England, she worked as a trained children's nurse in an orphanage all through World War II. A member of Heritage United Methodist Church of Ligonier since 1950, she was a past president of the Ligonier Women's Club and a former member of BPW. For ...

Woomer, Marietta Getz

8/6/2013
 Marietta (Getz) Woomer, age 96, died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Arbutus Park Manor. She was born March 13, 1917 in Tyrone, the daughter of Alfred and Blanche Colabine Getz. She was preceded In death by her husband, The Rev. Dr. James A. Woomer, Sr. and  a son, Mark E. Woomer. She is survived by two sons, James A. Woomer, Jr. and wife Muriel of Hollidaysburg, and The Reverend Dr. D. Darrell Woomer and wife Audrey of Palmyra, PA. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Rebecca, wife of Mark McGee;...

Cramer, Rev. Roger W. Sr.

7/31/2013
Roger William Cramer Sr., 85,of Summerville, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville. He was a retired elder in the United Methodist Church and a member of the Ministers Chorus.  Born Feb. 17, 1928, in Soldier, he was the son of the late Dorsey and Bertha Christian Cramer. He was married to Dorothy Hummel Cramer, who survives, at the Summerville United Methodist Church on April 4, 1950.    Roger attended elementary school in Soldier and graduated from Sykesville High ...

Meuschke, I. Lucille

6/8/2013
I. Lucille Meuschke, age 80, of Valencia, widow of the Rev. Dr. Paul J. Meuschke, died on Saturday, June 8, 2013.   Born on May 17, 1933 in Russelton, PA, she was the daughter of the late George & Sophia (Rosnick) Lewis. Beloved wife for 56 years of the late Dr. Paul J. Meuschke, who passed away March 15, 2013. Also preceded by one sister, the late Ellen Murray.   She was the loving mother of David (Kathleen) Meuschke and Eric Meuschke, and grandmother of Lauren, Zachery, & Jacob Meuschke.   ...

Panther, Rev. Dr. J. David

5/26/2013
The Rev. Dr. Johnnie David Panther, 56, of Butler, a good and faithful servant, returned to the loving arms of his Father May 26, 2013, while surrounded by his loving family. Pastor Dave served as senior pastor at Butler First United Methodist Church for 21 years, launching the Crossfire Campus in 1999. He had previously served United Methodist churches in Ambridge, Pa., and Clarion, Pa. Along with being the senior pastor, David was the chairman of the Episcopacy Committee of the Western ...

Keibler, Rev. Conway Edward

4/27/2013
The Rev. Conway Keibler, 85, of Brownsville, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Betty (Bumgarner) for 58 years; loving father of Charles Calvin (Tracy), and Robin Ann (Joe) Ashley; caring grandfather of Nicholas (Heather), Michael, Julia, and Charles Giacobbe, Brandon, Jennifer and Calvin Keibler; brother of Marilyn (Robert) Clarke; uncle of Anita Lawson and Mary Grace (Dan) Griffin. Conway served as a pastor for over 40 years at United Methodist ...

Foltz. Rev. Dr. Robert Scott

4/14/2013
Rev. Robert Foltz of Pittsburgh died on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the age of 73. Dr. Foltz was born in Pittsburgh on December 27, 1939 to the late Joseph W. and Nannette Harris Foltz. He and his wife Nancy Thomas Foltz were married for 48 years. A 1962 graduate of  Westminster College, he earned his Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. in 1965, and a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Pittsburgh in 1972. Ordained into the ministry of ...

Stranford-Wasser, Kelly Lane

4/14/2013
Kelly Lane Stranford-Wasser, 52, of Greenville, PA (Hempfield Twp.), formerly of New Castle, passed away at 11:25 am on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was the wife of the Rev. Rex A. Wasser, pastor of Calvary and First United Methodist churches in Greenville. She was born in Oil City, PA on April 25, 1960. She graduated from Cranberry High School, Venango County, in 1978, earned a BS in Special Education from Ashland University in 1982, and earned a ...

Witherow, Rev. Spurgeon D.

3/24/2013
Rev. Spurgeon Dewitt Witherow, Jr. 87, of Youngsville, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday morning, March 24, 2013. He was born September 27, 1925 in Brookville, Pa., a son of the late Spurgeon and Hazel Brocious Witherow. Spurg was a WW II Navy veteran serving on the USS Riley destroyer escort vessel as a gunners mate. A retired elder of the Western Pennsylvania Conference, he served at Evans Memorial, Deckards, Stillwater (Jamestown NY), Youngsville Evangelical, and Erie Simpson...

Gumbert, Rev. Robert Clyde

3/23/2013
Rev. Robert Clyde Gumbert died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the home of his son in Hampton, Virginia. Mr. Gumbert was born January 5, 1929 in East McKeesport, PA to Franklin (Clyde) and Viola Gumbert and graduated from East McKeesport High School in 1946. He served eighteen months in the US Army as a member of the GHQ band stationed in Tokyo, Japan. He received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Mount Union College and a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor ...

Green, Dr. William E.

3/16/2013
William E. Green, EdD, who served as Ethnic Minority Director for the Western PA Conference after retiring as assistant superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools, died on Saturday, March 16 at age 82.  Mr. Green was a longtime member of the Warren United Methodist Church in the Hill District, where he served as chairman of the trustees and treasurer, was a member of the choir and where he and his late wife ran a newspaper and a scholarship fund to provide money for children to attend ...

Meuschke, Rev. Dr. Paul J.

3/15/2013
Dr. Paul J. Meuschke, 85, of Valencia, a retired pastor who served twice as a district superintendent, died Friday, March 15, 2013.   Born on December 11, 1927 in Castle Shannon, son of the late John and Flora (Voightman) Meuschke, he was the beloved husband for 56 years of I. Lucille (Lewis) Meuschke; father of David (Kathleen) and Eric Meuschke; and grandfather of Lauren, Zachary, and Jacob.   A 1950 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he earned bachelor of divinity and master of sacred...

DuBois, Betty M.

3/11/2013
 ELDRED - Betty M. DuBois, 79, widow of the Rev. James M. DuBois, passed away March 11, 201 at Bradford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Born June 6, 1933, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Arthur and Anna Holmes Lundgren. On Sept. 3, 1955, in the Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Allegany, she married the Rev. DuBois, who died Sept. 9, 2011. Betty was a graduate of Port Allegany High School and the Bryant and Stratton Business College in Buffalo, N.Y. She had ...

Nunemaker, Geraldine

2/13/2013
 Geraldine Nunemaker, 85, widow of the Rev. Harold Earl Nunemaker, died February 13, 2013, in Oil City, PA.  A resident of The Laurels since October 2012, she will be remembered with fondness by all. Memorials may be sent to any COPD charity.

Hartland, Rev. James Robert

2/10/2013
Rev. James Robert Hartland, 92, of Lebanon, OH,  who was ordained in the Methodist Pittburgh Conference and served churches there from 1950-58, died Sunday, February 10, 2013 in Lebanon, OH. A minister for over 40 years, he served at 17 different Methodist churches through Ohio and Pennsylvania.  Born June 21, 1920 to Walter Daniel and Alice Maud (nee: Wilson) Hartland in Johnstown, PA, he earned his Bachelors degree from Mt. Union College, his STM degree from Boston University School of ...

Hollenbeck, Lois

2/9/2013
  Lois (Rider) Hollenbeck, 84, a resident of Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, formerly of Jeannette, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The widow of the Rev. LeRoy L. Hollenbeck, she was a member of Community United Methodist Church in Harrison City. Born June 10, 1928, in West Sunbury, a daughter of the late Samuel Edgar and Clara Elizabeth (Snyder) Rider, she preceded in death by her husband and brothers, Verne and Dean Rider. A retired employee of Jeannette District Memorial Hospital dietary ...

Moffat, Luella Sillaman

1/29/2013
Luella (Sillaman) Moffat, 97, of Arbutus Park Manor in Johnstown entered the kingdom of heaven Jan. 29, 2013. She was the widow of the Rev. Arthur Moffat and served alongside him through 41 years of full-time ministry in Western PA. Born June 2, 1915 to Dr. James W. and Goldie (Jenkins) Sillaman of Bradenville, she was a graduate of Derry Township High School and Wooster College in Ohio. She taught French at Derry Township High School and Franklin High School. The Moffat's retirement years ...

Breakiron, Rev. Jacob Henry

1/28/2013
Rev. Dr. Jacob Henry Breakiron, 92, of McMurray, formerly of Carmichaels, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Georgetta (Woodward) Breakiron; a loving father of Esther "Sue" (Russel) Wert of Davidson, N.C., Karen Page of Edinburg, and Diane (David) Altieri of Canonsburg; a cherished grandfather of Kristen (Dan) Wert Kaplan, Kimberly (Matt) Wert Schrader, Stephen (Sonya) Wert, Michael Bacorn, Tammy Bacorn, Bradley Altieri, and Stefanie Altieri; brother of the ...

Luther, Rev. Randall P.

1/21/2013
On Monday, January 21, 2013, Rev. Randall P. Luther, 68, went from his home in Berne to his eternal heavenly home. He was born on February 4, 1944, in Brookville, PA, to Rev. Elmer Paul Luther and Alberta (Barr) Luther. He was married to Carol (King) Norton on November 10, 1990. He graduated fom Reynoldsville-Sykesville High School in Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He studied at Princeton University and received his M.Div. from Wesley ...

Fulton, Rev. Robert "Bob"

1/11/2013
Rev. Robert Fulton, who died on January 11, 2013, was ordained in 1961 as an elder of The United Methodist Church. He was an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve from 1963-70. He attained the rank of Major in the Reserves. His second career was with the claims department of State Farm Insurance Company. He spent 35 years with State Farm and retired in 1998 as a Divisional Claims Manager. Bob served as pastor of Sewickley Little Hill United Methodist Church from 1961-63 ...

Carns, Thelma "Turk" Leshko

1/7/2013
Thelma "Turk" L. Carns, 87, beloved leader at Camp Allegheny for many years who literally touched thousands of kids with her kindness, grace and  good humor, died Monday, January 7, 2013 after a brief illness in Florida.   Mrs. Carns, of Smithton, was born September 1, 1925 in Nineveh, PA, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Rauton) Clutter. Prior to retirement, Turk was employed as a school bus driver by the Yough School District. She was a member of the Barren Run United Methodist Church ...

Rainey, Rev. Donald T.

1/4/2013
The Rev. Donald T. Rainey, 77, of Ebensburg, died January 4, 2013.  Surviving are his wife Mary Ann; two sons: David and Matthew; two granddaughters; and five siblings: Lois Smith, Eileen Lohr, Howard, Bernon and Dick. He was preceded in death by three siblings: Alvassa Hopkins, Charles and James. Friends were received at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc. in Ebensburg. A funeral service was held Jan. 7, 2013, at Ebensburg United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Frank Brosius officiating. Rev. ...

Maher, Sarah

12/18/2012
Sarah A. Maher, wife of the Rev. William J. Maher, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness. She was 73. Mrs. Maher was born Dec. 12, 1939, in Carmichaels, Pa., and was a graduate of Grove City High School and attended Grove City College. A homemaker and formerl meadville restaurant owner, she was in the catering business for many years. Her husband, the Rev. William J. Maher, whom she married Sept. 29, 1964, survives at home. Also surviving...

Rupert, Sally E.

12/16/2012
Sally E. Rupert, 65, of Southmont, went home to be with her Lord Dec. 16, 2012. Born Aug. 24, 1947, in Johnstown, she is survived by her husband, the Rev. Edward “Jack” Rupert; children, Daniel; Christopher, married to former Stephanie Vore, and their children, Sydney and Jackson; and Matthew, married to former Jill Henderson, and their children, Jake and Addison. Also survived by brother, Craig, and his wife, Colleen; sister, Susan, and her husband, Alan Raymore; sister, Joni, and her husband,...

Lyman, Helen Mabel

12/14/2012
Helen Mabel Lyman, age 98, had a joyous reunion with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday December 14, 2012 at Wesbury Community.  She was the surviving spouse of the Rev. Harold L. Lyman, who died June 13, 1980. Born to Elmer Dan Stairs and Grace Pleiades Wood Stairs on February 22, 1914, in Sayre, Pa., Helen graduated from Parker High School in  Clarence, New York. She received her R.N. degree from Deaconess Hospital, Buffalo, New York School of Nursing in l936. She and her husband ...

Basinger, Rosemary

11/28/2012
Rosemary Basinger, 87, of Normalville, wife of the Rev. John R. Basinger, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 in Excela Health Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant.  She was born September 21, 1925 in Normalville a daughter of the late Carl C. and Lola Belle Miller Brooks. Rosemary was a graduate of Connellsville High School with the Class of 1943. She worked as a Civil Defense Aircraft riveter in Philadelphia. She also worked at Murphy's 5&10 Store in Connellsville, and was the owner of ...

Garner, Esther C.

11/23/2012
Esther C. (Chris) Garner, 91, of Canonsburg, died Friday, November 23, 2012.  The surviving spouse of the Rev. Lawrence E. Garner, she was born October 24, 1921, in Milltown, N.J., a daughter of the late George and Emma Christ. Mrs. Garner attended Drew University in New Jersey, and graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 1975.  On September 1, 1951, she married the Rev. Lawrence E. Garner. He passed away February 17, 1969. In addition to being a homemaker, she also was employed by ...

Cable, Jean C.

10/28/2012
Retired Part-Time Local Pastor Jean C. Cable, 92, of Laurelbrooke Landing in Brookville, PA, died Sunday, October 28, 2012. Born on June 25, 1920 in Brookville, PA, she was the wife of the late Rev. Boyd Cable, who died on June 1, 1976. Pastor Cable was a former manager of Silco Department Store in Brookville, PA and worked as a minister for 27 years at Boone Mt. United Church of Christ, Sabula United Methodist Church, and Hickory United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Zion United ...

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