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8/23/2016
NORMA WOODWARD, 91
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Norma Jean Woodward, 91, of Indiana, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016, at her residence.   A daughter of the late Floyd H. and Florence C. Flanders McGeary, she was born in 1925 in Ford City.   Jean was a graduate of Ford City High School.  She loved to share warm memories of working with her four sisters in the family restaurant during high school.  After high school, she worked for the War Rationing Board during World War II.  In her later years she worked in the credit office at Sears in Indiana to help put her children through college.  Most importantly, she was a devoted wife and loving mother who always led by example.  Her life was a reflection of her faith.  She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church for 70 years, serving and participating in many different capacities.  Jean was always helping and thinking of others, and as such, a constant role model to those around her.  She had many interests and enjoyed volunteer work, sewing, reading, gardening, and travel adventures with her family.    She is survived by four children: Chery Artman and husband Gene, of Blairsville; Frederick M. Woodward and wife Karen, of Indiana; ...
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8/23/2016
WILLIAM JOHNSTON, 88
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
William S. Johnston, 88, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 21, 2016, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.   The son of Stanley E. and Josephine B. (Jeffries) Johnston, he was born May 23, 1928 in White Township, PA.   Bill was a member of the Indiana-Franklin Masonic Lodge #313 and a past Master.  He was also a lifetime member of the Indiana Fire Association and an active service member for 33 years, a lifetime member of VFW Post 1989, a member of the Indiana American Legion as well as a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.    Bill was most content while at his favorite place, “the cabin,” where he spent long hours working on projects and watching the deer feed in the field.  In his spare time, he created beautiful furniture and restored antique clocks.  Family was very important to Bill.  His children had the most wonderful back yard with playground equipment he designed and built himself.    Surviving is his wife of 63 years, Nioma (Steetle) Johnston whom he wed on November 22, 1952; children, Michele J. Johnston, Indiana, Patrice J. Johnston, Homer City, John J. Johnston and wife, Debbie, Home, Dr. Lisa J. O’Hara, Port ...
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8/23/2016
KENNETH SMITH, 53
JOHN A. LEFDAHL FUNERAL HOME IN INDIANA
Kenneth Donald Smith, 53, Indiana, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at his residence.   The son of Donald and Carol (Watkins) Smith, he was born December 6, 1962 in Indiana.   Kenneth was married for 34 years and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  His most cherished time was the time spent with his grandchildren who lovingly referred to him as “happy pappy”.  Kenneth enjoyed Nascar, fishing, remote control cars, and video games.  As a talented painter and artist, he put his special touch on many of the area homes while employed by Mark Milner for twelve years. Kenneth and was also a self-taught piano player. Importantly, both Kenneth and Kathy were recently baptized by Pastor Kathy Mihoerck at their home as a sign of accepting Christ the Lord into their lives.     Surviving is Kenneth’s mother, Carol Smith; wife, Kathy (Deyarmin) Smith, Indiana; daughter, Jennifer (Timothy) Arthurs, Homer City; grandchildren, David and Alexander Arthurs, both of Homer City; sister, Karen (Timothy) Dotts, Indiana; brother, Roger (Sally) Smith, Shelocta; uncle, Dennis Smith, Brownsville, and aunts, Nancy (James) Griffin, Kirkland, OH, and Loretta (David) Wakefield, Armagh; a special boss and friend, Mark Milner and co-worker, ...
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8/22/2016
DON W. MUIR, 69
Don W. Muir, 69 of Blairsville, passed away Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at his home. He was born January 9th, 1947 in Indiana PA.  Muir was a US Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam era in Frankfurt, Germany.  He was a longtime employee with Verizon, retiring after 34 years of service.   He is survived by his mother, Lenora (Gelston) Mur of Blairsville, His brother, Kenny Muir of Strangford, Nephews Ryan Nease and his wife Elizabeth in Pittsburgh and Chad Nease and his wife Meghan also of Pittsburgh, and two great-nieces, Julie Nease and Adalin Nease. He is proceeded in death by his father, Clyde W. Muir, and his sister, Karla Nease.   In keeping with Don's wishes, there will be no visitation or services.  Internment will be held in the Blairsville Cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville. www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com
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8/22/2016
ISABEL R. SHANDICK, 97
Isabel R. Shandick, age 97, of Lucernemines, PA. died Saturday, August 20, 2016 At Beacon Ridge Nursing Home.  She was born on January 27, 1919 in Barnesboro, PA and was the daughter of William T. and Edith (Marsh) Reid.     Isabel is survived by 1 daughter Patricia “Pat” Gonda, Homer City, PA. and two sons, William “Bill” Shandick, Broomfield, Colorado and John “Jack” Shandick and wife Christine, Shelocta, PA.  She is survived by 9 grandchildren;  Kim, Christine, Karen, Kathy, Michael, Melanie, Michelle, Jim and Tonya and 12 great grandchildren; 5 boys, Ben, Jason, Anson, Connor and Tyler and 7 girls Jaime, Becca, Alex, Abby, Janee, Hannah and Gracie.  Isabel is also survived by 3 great grandchildren, 1 boy Ben and 2 girls Alexa and Allison.  Surviving also is 1 sister Delores Shutty, North Royalton, Ohio.   Isabel was preceded in death by her parents, husband Michael “Curly” Shandick, 4 brothers; George, Bill, Jim and Gilbert Reid and 3 sisters; Janet Brown, Marion Lockard and Elizabeth Wagner.   Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the C. Frederick Bowser Funeral Home, Homer City where services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home ...
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8/22/2016
DOROTHY MAE MORRIS, 96
Dorothy Mae Morris, age 96, of Homer City, died August 20, 2016 at Lynn Haven Personal Care Home, Blacklick, PA. She was born on May 9, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of John and Emily (Carnahan) Riedel.     Dorothy is survived by three sons; Rev. Paul and wife Georgia Morris, Homer City; David and companion Stacey Nichols, Belle Vernon, PA and John and wife Laurice Morris of Bethel Park, PA. She is also survived by grandchildren Terri Cross, Michael Morris, Benjamin Morris and Shawn Morris and 8 great grandchildren.   Dorothy is preceded in death by husband Paul H. Morris, parents, and sisters Jane Nelson, Emily Scott and Catherine Nylund.   Friends will be received on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Homer City, with the Rev. Kathrina Laude and Rev. Paul Morris, officiating.  Interment to follow at the Chartier’s Cemetery, Carnegie, PA
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8/22/2016
ANTHONY J. TRENNEY, 88
Anthony James Trenney, 88, of Blairsville, PA, (Brenizer) passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his home. The son of Anthony P. and Catherine (Fox) Trenney, he was born September 9, 1927 in Evanstown, PA. Mr. Trenney was a member of the Luxor United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #981, South Greensburg and VFW Post #5821, Blairsville. He served in the United States Air Force for 21 years, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant. He enjoyed being with his family and his pet, yearly reunions and smoking big cigars. Surviving are his daughter, Michelle L. Trenney of Greensburg; granddaughter, Jessica Nicole Campbell (Ryan Michael Campbell); great grandson, Aidan Michael Campbell; daughter-in-law, Becky Lynn Trenney-Koon of Redmond, OR; brother, Tom Trenney (Beverly) of Perry, OH; 3 sisters, Audrey Way of Maui, HI; Eileen Smith (David) of Mentor, OH and Joanne Kubisteck of Golden, CO and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Eve (Baker) Trenney in 1997; second wife, Donna (Johnson) Neal Trenney in 2010; son, Rick Trenney in 2007; three brothers, Charles “Herk” Trenney, Ronald Trenney and Franklin Trenney; five sisters, Anna Mae Lewis, Dorothy Patz, Virginia Monnich, Edith Hill and Ginny ...
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8/22/2016
DWAYNE R. MARSHALL, 63
Dwayne R. Marshall, age 63, of Indiana, formerly of Creekside, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.   He was born in 1952 in Tarentum, to Clyde and Blanche Mornes Marshall.   Dwayne was preceded in death by his mother and a grandson Zachery Thomas Stennett.   Funeral services will be private at the AtwoodCemetery. The Bowser-Minich Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
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8/22/2016
THOMAS D. WALKER, 85
Thomas D. Walker, age 85, of Indiana, formerly of Homer City, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Communities at Indian Haven.    He was born in 1931 in Lucernemines, to Harry Daniel and Hannah Jane Griffith Walker.   Tom was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Homer City, and Homer City American Legion.   A veteran of the Korean War he served in the US Navy.   Unc or Uncle as he was known to his nieces and nephews was employed first as an equipment operator for PennDOT, and was more lately employed as a coal miner with Florence Mining Co. for most of working career, retiring in 1992.   Thomas is survived by one sister, Dorothy Burt and husband Donald, Portland, OR; and the following nieces and nephews, Jamie L. Sgro and husband Dominic, Indiana; Cheryl Duffalo and husband Thomas, Mechanicsburg; Barbara Sherland and husband Pete, Seattle, WA; Beverly Roberts and husband Gordan, OR; Richard Burt and wife Maxine, Portland, OR; Susan Belknap and hsuband Bob, CT; Cindy Hinton and brother William Hinton; Bonnie Fangman, GA; Margaret Brooks, MD.   He was preceded in death by his parents, and by the following siblings, Martha Brooks, Arthur James Walker, and Betty Lou Hinton.   A celebration of Unc’s life will be ...
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8/22/2016
RONALD L. LONG, 70
Ronald Lee Long, 70 of Indiana, died Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.   Friends will be received Thursday, August 25th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana.  Another visitation hour will be held Friday Morning, August 26th from 10-11 AM, the time of his funeral service at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Indiana.  Rev. Greg Golden will officiate.   Burial will be held at a later date at Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.
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8/19/2016
DOROTHY HILL, 73
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
              Dorothy Mae Hill, 73, of Hastings, PA died Thursday, August 18, 2016 at UPMC Altoona.             The daughter of Wilmer and Edna (Gray) Hill, she was born on June 8, 1943 in Cherry Tree, PA.             On May 18, 2013, Dorothy retired as an Assistant Deli Manager of Weis Market in the Willow Street, PA after more than fifteen years of employment.             Surviving are her son, David H. Stewart, Sr. and companion Bonnie Keith of Cherry Tree, PA; grandson, David “Junior” H. Stewart, Jr. of Cherry Tree, PA; Junior’s girlfriend, Jessica Zimmerman and Dorothy’s granddaughter, Jayden Jane Stewart, both of Northern Cambria, PA; her three sisters: Betty Hill of Punxsutawney, PA; Jean Mock and husband Phil of Newfane, NY and Vesta Bouch and companion Jake Holtz of Hastings, PA; Vesta’s two sons: Gavin Bouch and Cody Deyarmin and several nieces and nephews.             Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, David Hill.             At Dorothy’s request, there will not be a visitation or funeral service. Private interment will take place at the Uniontown Cemetery at a future date.             Arrangements are with the assistance of the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA. ...
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8/19/2016
ISABELLE McDANNELL, 81
RAIRIGH FUNERAL HOME IN HILLSDALE
Isabelle Mae (Deyarmin) McDannell, 81, of Cherry Tree, PA died Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hillsdale, PA.             The daughter of Manuel Edgar and Ida Jane “Dolly” (Hadden) Deyarmin, she was born on October 27, 1934 in Montgomery Twp., Indiana Co., PA.             Isabelle had attended the Kinport Assembly of God Church.             For over twenty years she had worked at the Barnesboro Shirt Factory.             Isabelle married her late husband, Vernon “Sherm” Roy McDannell on April 1, 1961 and they shared forty-three years of marriage.             She is survived by her two children: daughter, Vicki Boring and husband Brian of Cherry Tree, PA;  son, Vernon “Jeffrey” McDannell of Cherry Tree, PA; her two grandchildren: Melissa Boring of Kingston, TN and Eric Boring of Cherry Tree, PA and her sister, Velma McCullough and husband, Gerald of Commodore, PA.             Isabelle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sherm on April 27, 2004; her six brothers: Norman; Fred; Clair; Franklin; Raymond and Walter Deyarmin and her three sisters: Vera Pershing; Marvel Walker and Alice Sinclair.             Family and friends will be received from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, ...
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8/18/2016
DOROTHY BYERLY, 92
ROBINSON-LYTLE'S OF INDIANA
  Dorothy “Dolly” Gray Byerly, 92, ofIndiana, was joyfully united with her husband of 72 years, the late F. Laird Byerly, on Saturday, July 30, 2016.   Dolly was born inGreensburgon Feb. 13, 1924, the daughter of the late Paul Carver and Esther Roihan Gray.   Dolly graduated from GreensburgHigh Schoolin 1942.  She immediately went to Washington, D.C.to work as a secretary at the ArmyWarCollegeuntil 1944, when she returned to Greensburgto marry her 7th grade sweetheart, F. Laird Byerly, on March 7 of that year.  Until her children were born, she worked as a secretary for The Prudential Insurance Company.  Dolly also worked for the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce at theGreensburg, Jeannette, and Irwin locations.  When Dolly and Laird moved toIndiana, she worked for Brody’s Department Store.  A woman of strong faith, Dolly believed in prayer and through the years was a prayer warrior for her growing family, neighbors, and friends.  Most recently, she was a member of Graystone Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  Dolly loved reading, reminiscing over photo albums, and making her famous buckwheat cakes for neighbors.  Her greatest joy was when the family was all together for special occasions.  She treasured holding each of her grandchildren and her ...
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8/17/2016
MARY ANN STAHLMAN,83
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
    Name: Mary Ann (Rushton) Stahlman          Age: 83 Address: Blairsville, PA     Died: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA   Born: April 05, 1933   Father: Lawrence Rushton Mother: Zola (Rodkey) Rushton   Work, Clubs & Organizations: She was a member of the Crooked Creek Baptist Church, Chambersville, PA where she played the piano and worshipped the Lord for many years. She belonged to AARP #5552, the Traveling Ground Hogs Camping Club and the Keystone Sportsman Club. She loved crocheting, canning, reading and spending time with her Family.     Survivors Husband of 60 years- G. John Stahlman, Blairsville, PA Son - John J. Stahlman & wife Gayle, Washington, PA Son - Donald L. Stahlman & wife Debra, Blairsville, PA Son - Thomas Stahlman & wife Diane, Indiana, PA Daughter - Linda M. Peachey & husband Kirk, Huntingdon, PA Daughter - Beverly K. Lydick & husband Bob, Blairsville, PA Grand Children - Kent, Amber, Rob, Rebecca, Kraig, Emily, Julia, Kayla, Abbey, Shane, Alayna & Carrie . 7 Great Grandchildren       Preceded in death by Father - Lawrence Rushton Mother - Zola (Rodkey) Rushton Brother - Infant Brother     Visitation: James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from ...
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8/17/2016
ROBY SHEAN, 43
JAMES F. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME IN BLAIRSVILLE
  Name: Roby S. Shean         Age: 43 Address: Blairsville, PA     Died: Monday, August 15, 2016 at , Greensburg, PA   Born: October 22, 1972 Latrobe, PA   Work, Clubs & Organizations: Roby had worked at the former Touch of Class restaurant and the Indiana Mall. He enjoyed shooting pool.     Survivors Mother - Wanita Ellison & husband Robert, Blairsville, PA Father - Terry Shean & wife Camilla, Blairsville, PA Brother - Terry Shean, Nanty Glo, PA Sister - Lorie Shean, Hillside, PA Brother - James Shean & wife Jennifer, Hillside, PA Step-Sister - Tina Ellison, Blairsville, PA Step-Brother - O. Joseph Ellison, Middelton, VA       Preceded in death by Brother - Brian Shean Maternal Grandparents - Grace & Ken Quick Paternal Grandparents - Dora & Michael Shean     In keeping with the Family's wishes, there will be no visitation. Funeral services will be private. James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA is handling the arrangements.   Interment: Coles Cemetery Derry, PA     www.jamesfergusonfuneralhome.com
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