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Ruth Christie Emminger

Ruth Christie Emminger, 76, formerly of East Penn Street, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

Born in Butler, Aug. 22, 1925, she was the daughter of Floyd E. and Romayne L. Hutchison Christie.

She was a graduate of Butler High School and had been an aide at the Pine Haven Home, Fenelton.

Mrs. Emminger was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews,

Her husband, George T. Emminger, died Oct. 22, 1968. A brother and three sisters also preceded her in death.

EMMINGER— Friends of Ruth , who died Thursday, May 23, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. 

The Women’s Guild will recite the rosary at 9:35 a.m. Saturday at the church.
 

Agnes M. Burns 

Agnes M. Burns, 85, formerly of Wallula Avenue, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars.

Born in Butler, July 14, 1916, she was the daughter of Herman and Theresa Kaib Hahn.

Mrs. Burns was a homemaker and had been a teacher’s aide at Butler Catholic School from 1965 to 1976.

She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, the St. Paul Guild and Christian Mothers and a longtime member of the Butler County Extension Club. 

Surviving are two sons, W. Patrick Burns of Evans City and Michael O Burns of Washington, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. William H. (Margaret) Bridenbaugh II of Austin, Texas; a brother, Herman L. Hahn of Cabot; a sister, Alice Schwarz of Cabot; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Her husband, William F. Burns Jr., whom she married Nov. 14, 1936, died Feb. 20, 1996. Two brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.

BURNS — Friends of Agnes M. Burns, who died Wednesday, May 23, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

The St. Paul Guild and Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 9:40 a.m. Monday at the church.
 
 

Marion Miller

Marion Miller, 92, of Valencia died Friday in Fosnight of Valencia Nursing Center following an illness.

Born Sept. 26, 1909, in Lynn, Mass., she was the daughter of William G. and Cora Holden Hayward.

She was a member of the Valencia United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Doris) Geyer and Edna Elizabeth Miller, both of Valencia; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Edward Miller, died March 18, 1979. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.

MILLER — Friends of Marion Miller, who died Friday, May 24, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Nancy Zahn, pastor of Valencia United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Adams Township. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valencia United Methodist Church Building Fund, 66 Almira St., Valencia, PA, 16059.
 

Margaret Dubbs

Margaret Dubbs, 78, of Bethel Park, formerly of North Pine Circle, Gibsonia, died Friday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, following an illness. 

Born Jan. 11, 1924, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of John and Johanna Stanton Ryan.

She was a retired nurse’s aide at Lutheran Affiliated Services St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.

Mrs. Dubbs was a member of St. Richard’s Roman Catholic Church in Richland Township.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Dubbs; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Patricia) Deschamps of Gibsonia; two sons, Edward A. Dubbs of Bethel Park and Kenneth Dubbs of Gibsonia; a sister, Elizabeth Dubbs of Bon Aire; a brother, John Ryan of Wilkinsburg; and eight grandchildren.

A son preceded her in death.

DUBBS — Friends of Margaret Dubbs, who died Friday, May 24, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Richard’s Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Savior Cemetery in Richland Township. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society.
 

Homer ‘Bill’ Craig

Homer “Bill” William Craig, 83, of Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Butler, died May 18 in Bonita Springs, following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 1, 1918, in Hawkville, Pa., he was the son of Charles Curtis and May Olive Hawk Craig.

He was a retired soils engineer for the state of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Craig was a member of the Petrolia Presbyterian Church and the International Order of Odd Fellows.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Margaret Schreckengost Craig of Bonita Springs; three daughters, Arvilla Craig Turner of Auburn, N.Y., Marjorie Craig Sychak of East Berlin, Pa., and Brenda Craig Jackson of Greenville, S.C.; a son, H. Curtis Craig of Butler; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

CRAIG — The family of Homer William Craig, who died Saturday, May 18, 2002, is planning a private memorial service.
 

Mary Amann

Mary Amann, 100, of Conneautville died Thursday at Rolling Fields Nursing Home in Conneautville.

Born July 2, 1901, in Kubachy, Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Bendik Bukovinsky.

She was one of the original members, as well as the oldest member, of St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church in Cranberry Township.

Mrs. Amann was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Dachshund Club, the Western Pennsylvania Miniature Schnauzer Club and the Royal Court.

Surviving are two daughters, Mildred Eremic of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Marilyn Dressel of Linesville; a sister, Theresa Jurcova of Slovakia; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Her husband, John Amann, died in 1973.

AMANN — Friends of Mary Amann, who died Thursday, May 23, 2002, will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church in Cranberry Township, with the Rev. Joseph Newell officiating. Entombment will be at Allegheny Cemetery Mausoleum in Pittsburgh. 

Memorial donations may be made to St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA, 16066.
 

Rose Ann Bell Mitchell

Rose Ann Bell Mitchell, 59, of Annapolis, Md., and formerly of Fenelton, died Saturday at her home from cancer.

She was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Fenelton, and graduated in 1960 from Butler High School.

She worked at Chick-Fil-A for 10 years in the Annapolis Mall, where she was top sales person and employee of the month for the Annapolis Mall.

She also was secretary for the Family Camping and Hiking Association of Maryland.

She enjoyed camping, reading and traveling.

She belonged to the Family Camping and Hiking Association and the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

She is survived by her husband, George Mitchell of Annapolis; two sons, Matthew Mitchell of Chester, Md., and Michael Mitchell of Annapolis; two brothers, Jim and Larry Bell, both of Butler; and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers.

MITCHELL — Friends of Rose Ann Bell Mitchell, who died Saturday, May 25, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the BARRANCO AND SONS P.A. SEVERNA PARK FUNERAL HOME, Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, Maryland. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Annapolis. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the I.L.O.F. American Cancer Society Anne Arundel Central, 1041 Route 3 North, Gambrills, MD, 21054.
 

Ralph Ferraro

Ralph Ferraro, 82, of Summerville, Jefferson County, died at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center following an illness.

Born Aug. 26, 1919, in Summerville, he was a son of Dominic and Philimina Lemon Ferraro.

He worked at the Hanley Brick Yard in Summerville for years. He then worked for the Pennsylvania Highway Department for five years until his retirement. 

He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II from May 16, 1941, until June 25, 1945. He was a technician fifth grade serving with the 37th ORD Maintenance Company.

He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Brookville.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Terwilliger of Chicora; and two nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

FERRARO — A Mass of Christian burial for Ralph Ferraro, who died Sunday, May 26, 2002, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, 409 N. Main St., Chicora. The Rev. David DeWitt, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the West View Cemetery, Summerville. 

Arrangements are being made by STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Slippery Rock St., Chicora.
 

Julia Drury Stitt Honse

Julia Drury Stitt Honse, 89, a Butler resident for years, died Monday at Rochester Manor, Rochester, after a long illness.

Born in Ford City, she was the daughter of the Rev. O.H. and Sarah Drury Stitt.

She was a graduate of Indiana (Pa.) University; and for years, she was actively associated with The House Furniture Co.

Mrs. Honse was a former member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a son, Joel A. Honse of Wooline, Va.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She also is survived by three brothers, Paul H. Stitt of Pompano Beach, Fla., Harry S. Stitt of Grove City and John Wesley Stitt of Beaver Falls; six nieces; and a nephew.

Her husband, John H. Honse; two sons; a sister; a great-grandson; a niece; and a nephew preceded her in death.

HONSE — There will be no public visitation. A memorial service for Julia Drury Stitt Honse, who died Monday, May 27, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at A.D. CAMPBELL FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, Beaver Falls. The Rev. Dr. Franklin Hallman will officiate. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
 

Stanley R. Dehart

Stanley R. Dehart, 79, of Mars died Tuesday morning at UPMC Passavant Hospital, McCandless.

Born in Shelby, Ohio, July 13, 1922, he was the son of Clarence and Minnie Bicehouse Dehart.

He retired as a truck driver for Atlas Concrete on the North Side of Pittsburgh.

Mr. Dehart was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Mars VFW Post 7505.

He was an avid camper and coin hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Marion Fester Dehart, whom he married Aug. 31, 1942; two sons, Stanley Dehart Jr. of Pittsburgh and Mark E. Dehart of Zelienople; four daughters, Mrs. Tim (Shirley) Nolan of Mars, Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Merten of Saxonburg, Mrs. Jim (Diane) Feil of Deer Lakes and Mrs. David (Mary Belle “Becky”) Gall of Harmony; a brother, Clarence B. Dehart Jr. of Pymatuning; and a sister, Jean Grannon of Callery. He also is survived by 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

DEHART — Friends of Stanley R. Dehart, who died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wayne Gillespie officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Mars Cemetery, Adams Township. 

Members of Mars VFW Post 7505 will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.


 

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