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Miscellaneous Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Obituaries

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Name: Grace T. Cowher
Date of Birth: Aug. 9, 1913
Date of Death: Nov. 11, 2007
Obituary: Grace T. Cowher, 94, passed away on Nov. 11 at the Windy Hill Village of the Presbyterian Homes in Philipsburg. She was the daughter of the late Job and Rebecca (Muir) Treasure and the wife of the late Karl S. Cowher. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Philipsburg, formerly a sales clerk with W.T. Grant Co. in Philipsburg for 20 years. She was also the former manager of the Sears Catalog Store in Philipsburg and was employed as a secretary at the Philipsburg-Osceola Area High School. She was later employed as a secretary in Old Main at Penn State University until retiring. She was a graduate of Philipsburg High School and had attended Penn State. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Zelma Cowher, Alice Henry, Bessie Cassidy and Esther Evans and brother William Treasure. She was survived by son Joel T. Cowher and his wife Helen M. of Philipsburg. She was the last of her generation. She was also survived by granddaughter Carla J. Cowher of Philipsburg. Graveside services will be held on Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Philipsburg Cemetery with the Rev. Brenda K. Leigey officiating. Burial will be at the Philipsburg cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 Spruce St. Philipsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Philipsburg Historical Foundation, 203 N. Front St., Philipsburg, PA 16866.

Name: Camden B. “Butch” Frantz Jr.
Date of Birth: March 14, 1952
Date of Death: Nov. 17, 2007
Obituary: Camden B. “Butch” Frantz, Jr., age 55, of West Main Street, Sykesville, died Saturday, November 17, 2007 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Montefiore, Pittsburgh, PA. Born March 14, 1952 in DuBois, he was a son of Camden B. Frantz, Sr. and Doris (Johnson) Frantz. He was preceded in death by his father and his mother survives and lives in Sykesville. He had worked with his father in their family owned auto repair business. In addition to his mother he is also survived by one sister Mrs. Jerry (Linda) Lauver of Reynoldsville. He was preceded in death by his father. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 2PM from the Troutville United Church of Christ with Pastor Barry Fillman officiating. The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Name: Meghaan Suzanne Weber
Date of Birth: October 14, 1985
Date of Death: November 20, 2007
Obituary: Meghaan Suzanne Weber, age 22, of Olive Avenue, DuBois, died Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. Born on October 14, 1985 she was the daughter of Michael S. Weber, Sr. of Sykesville and Susan M. (Becherer) Weber of DuBois. She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Sykesville and enjoyed horseback riding. In addition to her parents she is also survived by two brothers: Anthony Weber of Shippensburg, PA and Michael Weber, Jr. of San Diego, CA; two sisters: Angela Weber of Pittsburgh and Lilly Grace Weber of DuBois and her paternal grandfather John “Jack” Weber of Sykesville. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; one uncle (Frank Becherer,III) and her paternal grandmother. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 23, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed on Friday at 3:30 PM from the funeral home. A Scriptural Wake Service will be held on Friday, at 8:30 PM from the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, November 24th at 10 AM at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Mastrian as celebrant. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery.

Name: Sol E. Novey
Date of Birth: March 29, 1930
Date of Death: Nov. 22, 2007
Obituary: Sol E. Novey, 77 of Clearfield died on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at Clearfield Hospital. He was born on March 29, 1930 in Clearfield, a son of the late Abe and Ida (Zuskin)Novey. Mr. Novey owned and operated Novey Recycling for over 50 years. He was a member of Temple Beth Shalom, Clearfield, the Clearfield Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge #540 and the S. N. O. B. S. He served for many years on the Lawrence Township Planning Commission and was a former member of B'nai B'rith. He was also a member of the Clearfield American Legion John Lewis Shade Post #6 and the Clearfield Veterans of Foreign Wars F. Michael Sicks Post #1785 A veteran of the US Army, he served during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, Gladys (Marcus) Novey, whom he wed October 23, 1962 in Washington, DC, two children, Dr. Martin Novey of Reisterstown, MD, Alane Novey Seidel and husband Gary of Ellicott City, MD, two step-grandsons, Scott and Taylor Seidel, two sisters and a brother, Sara Brozgal of Ambler, Frieda Gaines and husband Buddy of Silver Spring, MD and Rubin Novey and wife Pearl of Tallahassee, FL. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Marsha Karen Novey, an infant son, a brother Harry Novey and an infant sister. Funeral services will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with Rabbi David Ostrich officiating. Interment will follow in the Crown CrestMemorial Park,Hyde. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the members of the ClearfieldAmerican Legion Post #6 and Clearfield VFW Post #1785 honor guard. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Temple Beth Shalom % AlSiegel, 304 Daisy Street, Clearfield, PA, 16830, Clearfield Foundation for Health - Hospice, PO Box992, Clearfield orto the char ity of one’s choice.

Name: Minnie Test
Date of Birth: July 10, 1913
Date of Death: Dec. 3, 2007
Obituary: Minnie Test, 94, a guest of Ridgeview Elder Care and formerly of Bailey Road Curwensville, passed away Monday December 3, 2007 at the Clearfield Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born July 10, 1913 in Red Ash, WV, she was the daughter of William F. and Mary (Showers) Ellis. Mrs. Test was a seamstress having worked for the former Sheertex Hosiery Mill and former Macgregor Sportswear both in Curwensville. She also did crocheting for various businesses in the area. She was a member of the Curwensville Presbyterian Church, was a former member and officer of Local 112C Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union and was a member of the Rescue Hose and Ladder Co. Ladies Auxiliary. She wed Lynn Test on October 2, 1937 who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son Joseph Ellis Test, brothers James and Hazel Ellis, a sister Ruth Outlaw and her stepmother Mary (Morrison) Ellis. Surviving are 2 sons John Duane and wife Betty Test and Kenneth Leon and wife Linda Test both of Curwensville, 8 grandchildren Susan Spaid, Joseph “Hutch” Test, Tammy Test, K. Lynn Test, Allen Test, Will E. Test, Scott Test, and David Test, and 3 great grandchildren. She was the last member of her generation. Services for Mrs. Test will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Friday December 7, 2007 at 11:00 AM, with the Reverend Daniel Ledford and Mr. Gary Jewert co-officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Curwensville. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday December 6 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM, and Friday from 9 AM until time of services. The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

Name: Philip T. McGarry
Date of Birth: July 8, 1940
Date of Death: Dec. 4, 2007
Obituary: Philip Thomas McGary, 67, of Curwensville, passed away Dec. 4 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center West, DuBois, after a lengthy illness. Born July 8, 1940 in Bloomington, he was the son of Phil and Minnie (Paffrath) McGarry. He was retired as a heavy equipment operator for Operating Engineers Local 66. He was a member of the Clearfield Beagle Club, the Moosehead Archery Club, and Curwensville L.O.O.M Lodge # 268. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann of 47 years along with 3 children. Donna Bloom and her husband Randy, Philip McGary Jr. and Lisa Ann Bietz and her husband Allen all of Curwensville, 3 grandchildren Brandy Bloom, Holly Bloom, and Joseph Bietz, and 8 brothers and sisters. Dick McGary and his wife Shirley of Glen Richey, Phyllis Howell of Olanta, John McGary and his wife Nancy and Mary McGary, both of Curwensville, Margaret Hoehler and her husband John of Grampian, Janet Plazinski and Harry McGarry and his wife Judy both of Bloomington and Timothy McGarry and his wife Jan of DuBois. Also surviving is a sister-in-law MaryAnne McGarry of Curwensville. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Fred McGarry. Services for Philip McGary will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville, on Dec. 8 at 9:30 a.m., with Father Mark S. Swoger officiating. Interment will follow in the Bloomington Cemetery, Curwensville RD. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Dec. 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. till time of services. The family suggests contributions be made to the American Heart Association. The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

Name: Ella C. Hatten
Date of Birth: January 26, 1919
Date of Death: Dec. 13, 2007
Obituary: Ella C. Hatten, 88, a resident of Ridgeview Elder Care of Curwensville, and formerly of Greenville, Grampian RD, passed away Thursday evening, December 13, 2007 at the nursing center. Born January 26, 1919 in Bloom Township, Clearfield County, she was the daughter of Paul Monroe Hartzfeld and Alice (Bloom) Hartzfeld McKeown. Mrs. Hatten was a homemaker, was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren where she was a Sunday School teacher, the GFWC Grampian Women’s Club where she was a former Secretary/Treasurer, the Clearfield County Christian Women’s Club, and the GFWC Clearfield County Women’s Club. She was wed to Andrew Elliot Hatten who preceded her in death on December 1, 2003. Mrs. Hatten was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons Daniel Hatten and David Paul Hatten, a grandson Daniel Paul Hatten, a brother Ernest Hartzfeld, and a sister Betty Beck. She was the last member of her generation. Surviving are 2 daughters. Shirley L. Hatten of Roanoke, VA and Alice M. and husband Greg Tobias of Jamestown, NY. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, Sherry Gardiner, Dean Lawhead, Douglas Tobias, Renee Fortune, Michelle Norman, and Rebecca McClain, 12 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and a special friend Dorothy Gallaher of Curwensville. Services for Mrs. Hatten will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Monday December 17, 2007 at 1:00 PM with Reverend David Baker Officiating. Interment will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Grampian RD. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday December 16, 2007 from 2 to 8 PM, and on Monday from 10 AM until time of services. The family suggests contributions be made to either the Greenville Church of the Brethren or the charity of the donor’s choice. The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

Name: Martha J. Georgek
Date of Birth: February 4, 1927
Date of Death: December 13, 2007
Obituary: Martha J. (Hoffman) Georgek, age 80, formerly of W. DuBois Avenue, DuBois, died Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the DuBois Nursing Home. Born February 4, 1927 in Punxsutawney, PA she was a daughter of the late Harry and Bonnie (Barnett) Travis. On February 4, 1967 she married Paul Hoffman who preceded her in death in 1976. She then married Stanley Georgek on June 21, 1977. He preceded her in death in 1992. She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, flower gardening, reading, and crafts. She was employed by Loree Footwear in Big Run for 6 years. She also, along with her husband Paul, managed the Sykesville Hotel for over 20 years. She is survived by a step-son Timothy Paul Hoffman of Sykesville and Three Grandchildren. In addition to her parents and two husbands she was also preceded in death by one brother John Travis, one sister Helen Ludwig and a step-son Lance Hoffman. Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 19, 2007from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 8:30 p.m. from the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home with Pastor Charles M. Lee, Jr. officiating. Memorials may be placed with the DuBois Nursing Home, Box 307 DuBois, PA 15801, and/or DRMC Home Health and Hospice, Box 447 DuBois, PA 15801, and/ or the Sykesville Public Library, 21 East Main St., Sykesville, PA 15865.

Name: William Lee Bryan
Date of Birth: June 28, 1933
Date of Death: Dec. 15, 2007
Obituary: William Lee Bryan of Philipsburg passed away on Dec. 15 at the Clearfield Hospital. He was the son of the late Warren L. and Minnie M. (Kelly) Bryan. He was married to the former Barbara A. Kennedy on May 5, 1956 in Osceola Mills. She survives him. He was a member of the South Philipsburg Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, formerly worked with the maintencance department at the Nittany Lion Golf Course and was later employed with the custodial department at the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District for 27 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; son William Lee Bryan Jr.; brother Kenneth Bryan and an infant sister, Mary Jane Bryan. He is survived by daughter Darlene Zendek and her companion Lenny Kephart of Philipsburg; sons Larry A. Bryan and his wife Linda of Philipsburg and Robert L. Bryan and his wife Tammy of Houtzdale; sister Ruth Harkless and her husband Andrew of Akron, Ohio; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg and will be officiated by the Rev. D.Z. Lewis. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Dec. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Central Region, 26 South Second St., Suite 102, Clearfield, PA 16830.

Name: Mary E. Walker
Date of Birth: March 8, 1920
Date of Death: Dec. 15, 2007
Obituary: Mary E. Walker, 87 most recently of Philipsburg and formerly of Clearfield and Bigler died on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Windy Hill Village in Philipsburg, PA. She was born on March 8, 1920 in Philipsburg, PA the daughter of Arlie R. and Clara (Wolfe) Spanogle. She had operated her beauty shop in Bigler for 20 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Bigler United Methodist Church, the Chinclacamoose Square Dance Club and the Red Robin Round Dancing Club. She was a 1937 graduate of Philipsburg High School. She is survived by two sons Barry D. Walker and his wife Dottie of Hermitage and Ted A. Walker of State College and his fiancee Holly Michael of Clearfield, a granddaughter Elizabeth E. Walker as well as several nieces and nephews. She was the last of her generation having been preceded in death by her parents, her husband W. Donald Walker whom she married July 6, 1944 in Bigler and who died April 4, 1982, brothers and sisters Edna "Daisy" Richmond, Lavina "Tease" Spanogle, Margaret S. Boalich and William Spanogle. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Thomas C. Lenker officiating. Interment will be in Crown Crest Memorial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. and on Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of services. The family suggests that contributions be made to the Bigler United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Thomas C. Lenker, P.O. Box 416, Bigler, PA 16825.

Name: Jean I. Winters
Date of Birth: Sept. 4, 1925
Date of Death: Dec. 14, 2007
Obituary: Jean I. Winters of Philipsburg passed away on Dec. 14 at Clearfield Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Edna (Guthrie) Stonebraker and the wife of the late Donald R. Winters. She was United Methodist by faith, and was retired from the Harbor Inn in Philipsburg. She was a homemaker and graduated from the former Philipsburg High School, class of 1943. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Leora Willis, Madeline Mayhew, Ethel Scott and Lois Beals, and brothers Clair and Kenneth Stonebraker. She is survived by five grandsons, Doug, Dan, Andrew, Scott and Jeff Winters and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by daughter Kathy Welch and her husband Lem of Houtzdale; sons Donald R. Winters and his wife Kathy of State College and Capt. George D. Winters and his wife Winifred of Osceola Mills; and sister June Rusnak of Philipsburg. Services will be Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Heath Funeral Home in Osceola Mills. Officiating will be the Rev. Thomas A. McCoy. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Brisbin. Visitation will be Dec. 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Name: Robert L. McLarren
Date of Birth: August 13, 1942
Date of Death: December 13, 2007
Obituary: Robert L. McLarren,age 65 of State College passed away December 1, 2007 at his residence. Born August 13, 1942 he was the son of the late Jacob and Frances (Hyde) McLarren. He was a 1960 graduate of the Philipsburg Osceola High School and was the buildings and facilities co-ordinator at Penn State until his retirement. Mr. McLarren was a member of the First Church of Christ in Philipsburg and served in the U.S. Air Force. On June 5, 1965 he wed the former Jane A. Steele who survives at home. He is also survived by a daughter, Deborah L. McChesney and her husband, Jan, of Bellefonte. There will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce Street, Philipsburg. Burial will be held in the Bradford Cemetery, Woodland.

Name: Daniel L. Robinson
Date of Birth: August 28, 1948
Date of Death: December 28, 2007
Obituary: Daniel Louis Robinson, Age 59, of DuBois, PA and formerly of Punxsutawney, Pa died Friday, December 28, 2007 at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Born on August 28, 1948 in Sayre, PA, he was the son of the late Earl L. and Lillian R. (Lantz) Robinson. On July 31, 1971, he married Cathy-Jill (Ennis) Robinson. She survives. He was a heavy equipment operator for S&T Contracting in St. Mary’s. Previous to that, he had worked for Cloe Mining in Punxsutawney, PA and D&A Builders in St. Mary’s. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler Fan and enjoyed making doll houses for his 4 granddaughters and enjoyed talking sports and hunting with his grandson. He is survived by his daughter (Mrs. Scott (Candy “Josephine”) DeCarlo of DuBois, PA) a son (Eric J. Robinson of Beulaville, NC) 3 sisters ( Mrs. Walter (Rita) Fisk of Athens, PA; Mrs. David (Judy) Wilkerson of Texas; and Mrs. Charles (Rose) Ellis of Sayre, PA) and 5 grandchildren ( Fawn Guignet; Raven Guignet, Isaiah J. Robinson, Hannah DeCarlo, Sarah DeCarlo). He was preceded in death by his parents, a son (Daniel Michael Robinson) and a sister (Joyce Cox). There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. from the Bethany Evangelical Covenant Church in DuBois, PA . A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 9 a.m. from the Athens Wesleyan Church in Athens, PA. Interment will follow in the Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Towanda, PA. The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be placed with the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois,, PA 15801.

Name: Dale E. Yohe
Date of Birth: May 26, 1935
Date of Death: Dec. 29, 2007
Obituary: Dale E. Yohe, age 72, of Sykes Street Extension, DuBois, died Saturday, December 29, 2007 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center. Born May 26, 1935 in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, he was a son of the late Frank and Cleone (Hartzfeld) Yohe. He was a veteran having served in the US Army. On April 20, 1957 he married Dolores F. (Kuntz) Yohe who survives. He was a truck driver for 28 years. He also served as an Assistant Chaplin for the I-80 Trucker Traveler Ministry for several years and was very active in the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship. He was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of DuBois and had served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He enjoyed hunting, traveling and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife he is also survived by two sons: Kevin Yohe of Elkhart, IN and Randy Yohe of Sykesville; one daughter: Mrs. Anthony (Sandee) Lyons of Orlando, FL; five grandchildren; one great grandchild and three brothers: Delbert Yohe of Hermitage, William Yohe of Ceres, NY and LeRoy Yohe of Big Run. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be held on Jan. 2, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM from the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 3rd at 11 AM from the First United Methodist Church with Rev. James Miller and Rev. Edward Reich officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded by the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the church. Burial will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Name: Blanch T. Nowak
Date of Birth: June 5, 1916
Date of Death: January 1, 2008
Obituary: Blanche T. Nowak, age 91, of West Long Avenue, DuBois, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at her residence. Born June 5, 1916 in Sykesville she was a daughter of the late Michael and Stella (Milewski) Gutowski. On October 6, 1945 she married Bruny Nowak who preceded her in death on May 16, 1994. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael the Arch Angel Roman Catholic Church where she was a member of the Infant of Prague Society. She was a member of Adrian Hose Co. Ladies Auxilary and the Pulaski Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by two sons: Robert A. Nowak and Joseph J. Nowak both of DuBois and one daughter: Rose M. Nowak also of DuBois. In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by two brothers: Joseph and Louis Gutowski and two sisters: Jennie Swantak and Stella Wallock. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 3 Pm Thursday from the funeral home. A Scriptural Wake Service will be held on Thursday at 8:30 PM from the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10AM from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with Fr. David Foradori as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Memorials may be made to DRMC Hospice and/or Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave. DuBois, PA 15801.

Name: Charles F. Haney
Date of Birth: December 31, 1936
Date of Death: December 30, 2007
Obituary: Chales F. Haney age 70 of Osceola Mills passed away Sunday, December 30, 2007 at his residence. He was burn December 31, 1936 the son of the late Robert and Lois (Tingle) Haney. He was of the Christian faith and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver for the former Apex Trucking Company. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Bettey Haney and three brothers, Robert, Jack and George Haney. Mr. Haney is survived by his wife, Jean (Foreman)Haney whom he wed on May 6, 1961; a daughter, Lori Ledford and her husband Shawn of Beaufort, SC; one son, Kevin Haney and his wife Lorie of Osceola Mills; two brothers, Richard Haney and his wife Betty Ann of Munson and Nelson Haney of Polk, PA; and three grandchildren, Brandon Haney, Megan Haney and Gracie Ledford. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be held in the Umbria Cemetery, Osceola Mills, PA. There will be no public visitation. The family suggest memorial contributions be make to the Clearfield Foundation of Health Hospice, PO Box 992 Clearfield, PA 16830. The Heath Funeral Home, Osceola Mills is in charge of the arrangements.

Name: Rex W. Neiger
Date of Birth: December 2, 1952
Date of Death: January 1, 2008
Obituary: Rex William Neiger, 55, of Shawville, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 1, 2008 at the Clearfield Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born December 2, 1952 in Dover, OH, he was the son of Glenn Neiger and Marilyn (Bitikofer) Newell. Mr. Neiger was working for Walmart as a Maintenance Man and Mechanic. He attended church at the Salvation Army, participated in Leagues at the Clearfield Bowling Lanes and was a U S Army Veteran of Vietnam. On March 15, 1981 in Clearfield he wed the former Tina D. Washburn who survives along with three children. Ronald Neiger of Creston, Ohio, Steven and wife Shannon Neiger of Palmyra, PA, and Jacob Neiger of Shawville. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren Megan and Haylee Neiger and 6 brothers and sisters. Marlynn and husband Jerry Hoffman of New Philadelphia, OH, Glenna Devine of Toledo, OH, John and wife Linda Newell of Mineral City, OH, Dawn and husband Wally Reid of Westfield Center, OH, Eric Neiger of Chippewa Lake, OH, Lisa Neiger of Seville, OH, a brother-in-law Perry Myers of Sugar Creek, OH, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and stepmother Betty Neiger and his mother and stepfather John Newell, a sister Jenny Myers and a nephew Michael Hoffman. Services for Mr. Neiger will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield, on Saturday January 5, 2008 at 11:00 AM, with Major James Fletcher officiating. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday January 4 from 6 to 8 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM until time of services. Military Honors will be accorded at the funeral home by members of the Clearfield American Legion and VFW Joint Honor Guard. The family suggests contributions be made to either the Clearfield Salvation Army P.O. Box 987 Clearfield, PA 16830 or the Greater Shawville Parish Fund P.O. Box 162 Shawville, PA 16873. The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc of Clearfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Name: Norma B. Samuelson
Date of Birth: February 1, 1922
Date of Death: December 29, 2007
Obituary: Norma B. Samuelson, age 85, of Lanse passed away Saturday, December 29, 2007 at her residence. Born February 1, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Gust A. and Anna (Swanson) Jacobson. She was a member of the LaGrange Bible Church in LaGrange, IL. On June 29, 1946 she wed Herbert John Samuelson, who preceded her in death on September 24, 2007. She was also preceded in death by one grandaughter, Felicia, three brothers, Oscar Jacobson, Wilbert Jacobson, and Carl Jacobson; and six sisters, Agnes Johnson, Hilda Nicholson, Hilma Nelson, Edla Fischer, Ellen Jennings and Anna Jacobson. She was the last of her generation. She is survivived by two daughters, Christine Bormann and her husband Russell of Cleveland, TN; Mary Ellen Van Winkle and her husband James of Wheaton, IL; one son, David T. Samuelson and his wife Janice of Brighton, MI; and nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date with the Reverend David W. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Lanse Evangelical Free Church Cemetery, Lanse. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre Street, Philipsburg.

Name: David O. Collins
Date of Birth: Jan. 31, 1939
Date of Death: Jan. 2, 2008
Obituary: David O. Collins, 68 of Carr’s Hill, Clearfield died on Jan. 2, 2008 at Clearfield Hospital. He was born on Jan. 31, 1939 in Clearfield, a son of the late Lester P. and Marie A. (Carr)Collins. Mr. Collins was a dairy farmer, having owned and operated Collins Dairy Farm. He was a graduate of St. Francis High School, Clearfield and was a member of the Clearfield County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Adnisky) Collins, whom he wed October 7, 1961 in Clearfield, three children, Michele Moyer and husband Jim of Clearfield, Kimberely Michaels and husband Robert of Clearfield, Christopher Collins and wife Nancy of Clearfield, two grandsons, Seth Michaels, Michael Moyer several step grandchildren, several step-great grandchildren, two sisters and five brothers, Sondra Wise of Clearfield, Julie Beish and husband Bill of Clearfield, his twin brother, Daniel Collins and wife Rose of Clearfield, Gary Collins and wife Jean of Clearfield, Leo Collins and wife Nancy of Clearfield, Colin Collins and wife Jean of Clearfield, Terry Collins and wife Terry of Clearfield, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10-11 a.m..

Name: Lenora M. Spotts
Date of Birth: June 10, 1914
Date of Death: Jan. 2, 2008
Obituary: Lenora M. "Spottsy" Spotts of Philipsburg passed away on Jan. 2 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late William A. and Jennie (Johnston) Mays. She was the wife of the late William David Spotts. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Philipsburg, a member of the Aster Rebekah Lodge 117 in Allport, a former member of the Amaranth and a charter member of the National Association of Hikers and Campers, and she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, camping and traveling. She was employed as a licensed practical nurse at Centre Community Hospital for 20 years until she retired. She was a 1932 graduate of Woodward Township High School and earned her LPN degree through Bellefonte Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son William Howard Clark and two brothers, Luther and Carl Mays. She is survived by daughter Susan A. Lewis and her husband Robert M. of Seminole, Fla.; sons John David Spotts and his wife Carol M. of Philipsburg; and brother Ward Mays and his wife ary of Ramey. She is also survived by four grandchildren, William V. and Steven M. Spotts, both of State College, Nancy Hutton and her husband Greg of Sacremento, Cal., and Yvonne C. Spotts of Forest Hills, New York; and four great-grandchildren, Connor and Alyssandra Hutton of Sacremento, Cal.; Lance Spotts of Coatsville; and Connor Spotts of State College. Services will be Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 Spruce St., Philipsburg and will be officiated by the Rev. Brenda K. Leigey. Burial will be at the Philipsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Jan. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held by members of the Aster Rebekah Lodge 177 Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clearfield Foundation for Health-Hospice, PO Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.

Name: Mary Rushnock
Date of Birth: April 8, 1923
Date of Death: January 3, 2008
Obituary: Mary Rushnock, age 84, of Troy, Philipsburg passed away Thursday, January 3, 2008 at the Windy Hill Village of the Presbyterian Home, Philipsburg. She was born on April 8, 1923 daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Greslick) Bilanich. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Philipsburg. On October, 25, 2945 she wed Harold Andrew Rushnock, who died June 19, 2001. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two sons, James A. Roshnock and Harold E. "Bud" Rushnock; one grandaughter, Shannon Fenton and a sister, Irene Merritt. She is survived by one son, Scott Rushnock of Philipsburg and seven daughters, Sharon Fenton and her husband Larry of Hummelstown, Donna McCully and her husband Thomas of Carlisle, Joanne Hudish and her husband Gary of Craig, CO, Mary Louise Rushnock of Las Vegas, Christien Hile and her husband Edward of Mineral Springs, Dorothy Maurer and her husband John and Laurie Greenawalt and her husband Cory of Philipsburg. She is also survived by one daughter-in-law, Charlene Rushnock, and a sister, Frances Rushnock and her husband Edward, all of Philipsburg; sixteen granchildren Amanda Rushnock, Todd Fenton, Beth Ann Fasting and her husband Claus, Heather Smyser and her husband Merle, Tyler Hudish, Grant Hudish, Myles Hudish, Summer Hudish, Zach McDowell, Abigail Hile, Ben Maurer, Ethan Greenawalt, Luke Greenawalt, Andrew Greenawalt and Denver Greenawalt; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, 228 N. Centre Street, Philipsburg on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. with David W. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Philipsburg Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Monday from 12:00 p.m. until the hour of service at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Angels Nest, 819 Centennial Street, Houtzdale, PA 16651.

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