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Hugh K. Warman

Hugh K. Warman, 54, of Evans City died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, of natural causes at his home.

Born Oct. 20, 1948, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Clara Olszewski Warman and the late Gerald W. Warman.

Mr. Warman served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Evans City VFW Post 499. 

Surviving are a daughter and a son, Amber J. and Clinton H. Warman, both of Zelienople; his mother of Valencia; three brothers, Gerald Warman of Valencia, James Warman of Springport, Ind., and Warren Warman of Butler; and two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Geraldine) Pindroh and Mrs. Gary (Luella) Rochna, both of Valencia. He also is survived by three grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evans City VFW Post 499, 408 N. Washington St., Evans City, PA 16033.

Arrangements are entrusted to BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, Evans City.
 

Jane C. Vorpe

Jane C. Vorpe, 62, of Cranberry Township died Monday at UPMC Passavant Hospital, McCandless.

Born Feb. 11, 1941, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of John and Betty Moore Shaw.

She is survived by her husband, Russell Vorpe, whom she married Feb. 10, 1968; two daughters, Erin and Colleen Vorpe, both of Cranberry Township; two sisters, Joan Perry of Anna Maria Island, Fla., and Susan Dalgleish of Franklin, N.C.; and a brother, John M. Shaw of Saxonburg.

VORPE — Friends of Jane C. Vorpe, who died Monday, June 30, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. Services will follow at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Keplinger, pastor of the English Lutheran Church of Zelienople, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 312 Mercer St., Butler, PA 16001; or a charity of the donor’s choice.
 

Freda I. Settlemire

Freda I. Settlemire, 100, of Mars died Tuesday afternoon at Sugar Creek Rest, Worthington.

Born in Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County, Sept. 21, 1902, she was the daughter of Edward C. and Alice A. McKelvy Weigand.

Mrs. Settlemire had been a licensed practical nurse at the Heart House in Valencia and also had been a clerk at Zeigler’s 5-and-10-cent store in Mars. 

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Chicora and the Mars American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her daughter-in-law, Elaine Henry Settlemire of Mars, three grandchildren, Toni Taylor and Scott and Richard Settlemire; and three great-grandsons, Richard Meridian and R. Grant and Eric M. Settlemire; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Grant Settlemire, who died in 1926; a son, G. Dale Settlemire, who died in 1994; two brothers, Wilbur and James Weigand; and three sisters, Deretha Miller, Oma Weigand, and Myrtle McGinnis.

SETTLEMIRE — Friends of Freda I. Settlemire, who died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Funeral services will follow at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Rosalyn Kummer, officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Cemetery, Sugarcreek Township. 

Memorial donations may be made to Quality E.M.S. Brickyard Road, Mars, PA 16046.
 
 

Zelda E. Sarver

Zelda E. Sarver, 98, of Zelienople died Tuesday at Passavant Retirement & Health Center, Zelienople.

Born June 6, 1905, in Cranberry Township, she was the daughter of Cyrus and Margaret Blanche Hillman Mohr.

Mrs. Sarver graduated from Evans City High School in 1924. She received her state standard teaching certificate from Slippery Rock State Teachers’ College and her degree from Geneva College.

In 1935, she began teaching in Franklin Township and then at the Economy Township School. She went on to teach in Ambridge at the Anthony Wayne Building from 1955 to her retirement in 1970.

She was a member of St. Peter’s Reformed Church in Zelienople and was a life member of the National Education Association and the PSERS, a state retired teachers’ group.

Surviving are a nephew, Glen Ford of Franklin Park; and many grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loverne W. Sarver, who died Nov. 29, 1984, and two sisters.

SARVER — Friends of Zelda E. Sarver, who died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATIONS SERVICES, 219 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Link, interim pastor at St. Peter’s Reformed Church, officiating. Entombment will be at Zelienople Community Mausoleum. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics of Beaver County, 128 Friendship Circle, Beaver, PA 15009.
 

Edna M. Hendricks

Edna M. Neil Gates Hendricks, 88, of Brooksville, Fla., died Monday, June 30, 2003, at her home in Brooksville.

She was born in Butler and moved from Evans City to Florida in 1999. While living in Evans City, she had been a waitress.

Surviving are three sons, George N. Gates of Erie, Harry Gates of Evans City and William Gates of Pittsburgh; and two daughters, Geraldine D. Wargo and Betty Lambert, both of Brooksville. Eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Arrangements were handled by the NATIONAL CREMATION SOCIETY, Brooksville.
 

Helen M. Brown

Helen M. Brown, 81, of Ellwood City, formerly of Worth Township, died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born Nov. 27, 1921, in Worth Township, she was the daughter of Frank P. and Mabel Double Connell.

A 1941 graduate of Slippery Rock High School, she had been a clerk at the A&P markets in Slippery Rock and Grove City from 1941 to 1945. She then had been a teller at Grove City National Bank until 1955.

She attended Camp Run Community Church, Ellwood City.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth W. Brown, with whom she made her home; a brother, Howard Connell of Slippery Rock R.D. 2; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Her husband, Delvy L. Brown, whom she married July 15, 1955, died July 10, 2000. A brother and a sister also preceded her in death.

BROWN — Friends of Helen M. Brown, who died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth St., Ellwood City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Carl Hockenberry and the Rev. Edna Hockenberry, pastors of Camp Run Community Church, officiating. Burial will be at Wolf Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Worth Township. 
 

Orline A. Wolfe

Orline A. Wolfe, 92, formerly of 904 Center Ave. died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

Born in Saxonburg, May 16, 1911, she was the daughter of Edward M. and Amelia M. Reamer Reinhold.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Christ’s Outreach Church.

Surviving are three sons, Robert C. and Lavern E. Wolfe, both of Butler, and Gary A. Wolfe of Herndon, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. William (Carol) Blaine of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Clarence K. Wolfe, died Feb. 1, 1993. A son, a sister and two brothers also preceded her in death.

WOLFE — Friends of Orline A. Wolfe, who died Tuesday, July 2, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. A private funeral service will be held at the funeral home at the convenience of the family with her church pastor, the Rev. Dr. David West, officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township. 

Memorial donations may be made to Christ’s Outreach Church, 120 Walker Ave., Butler, PA 16001; or to the Visiting Nurses Association of Butler County, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001.
 

Leo S. ‘Gig’ Sliviak 

Leo S. “Gig” Sliviak, 48, of Freeport died at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday at Allegheny Valley Hospital.

Born in Natrona Heights, April 16, 1955, he was the son of Magdalena Stahl Sliviak and the late Herbert Sliviak.

He had been a project estimator at Russell Standard Corp. in Mars for 24 years.

Mr. Sliviak was a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church, Freeport Sportsman’s Club and a social member of the Freeport Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Donna L. Mohney Sliviak; a son, Eric J. Sliviak at home; his mother of Newville, Cumberland County; and two sisters, Kathy Enos of Newville and Linda Stewart of Duncannon, Perry County.

SLIVIAK — Friends of Leo S. “Gig” Sliviak, who died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, 524 High St., Freeport. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Freeport United Methodist Church with the Rev. William White officiating. Burial will be a private family service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Freeport United Methodist Church, 211 Fourth St., Freeport, PA 16229.
 

Peter H. Cirillo

Peter H. Cirillo, 81, of Grove City died at 6:55 p.m. Tuesday at his home.

Born in Nicola, Fayette County, on Sept. 18, 1921, he was the son of Dominick and Caroline DeNoble Cirillo.

He had worked as a mechanic for Cooper Energy Services. He had also worked for Eastern Airlines and the R.M. John Pontiac dealership in Grove City.

He served with the 41st fighter squad of the Army Air Corps during World War II in New Guinea. He received the Asiatic Service Medal with four bronze stars. 

Mr. Cirillo was a member of the Church of the Beloved Disciple in Grove City, life member of the VFW Post 519 in Grove City, the AARP and Knights of Columbus Council 3658 of Grove City.

He enjoyed woodworking and working on and restoring automobiles.

Surviving are three sisters, Jean Koncar of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Loretta Stevenson of Grove City and Doris Hunt of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews.

He married Florence Foley on July 7, 1952. She died Sept. 18, 1993.

A sister also preceded him in death.

CIRILLO — Friends of Peter H. Cirillo, who died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at The Church of the Beloved Disciple in Grove City, with the Rev. Edward J. Zeitler, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Crestview Memorial Park. 

Memorials may be made to The Church of the Beloved Disciple, North Broad Street, Grove City, PA 16127.
 
 
 
Carleen M. Berresford

Carleen M. Berresford, 72, of Butler died Monday, June 30, 2003, at her home.

Born Nov. 12, 1930, in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of Albert and Edythe Phillips

She retired from the Fashion Bug in 1991. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Surviving are two sons, Steven Berresford of Renfrew and Brian Berresford of Pittsburgh; and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Berresford, who died in 1973.

There will be no visitation. Private services and burial will be held by the family.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, Butler, handled arrangements.
 

Vernard G. Reedy

Vernard G. “Jake” Reedy, 80, of Frostproof, Fla., formerly of Freedom, died Wednesday at Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla.

Born Feb. 15, 1923, in Wayne Township, he was the son of Herman and Alma Galbraith Reedy.

He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Mr. Reedy was a member of Seneca Lodge 805 F&AM, Consistory Legion of Honor and the Valley of New Castle, and the Sun Ray First United Methodist Church of Frostproof, Fla.

He had worked as an iron worker for Local 3.

Mr. Reedy enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are two sons, Herman E. Reedy of Mars and Doyle G. Reedy of Clermont, Fla.; a sister, Stella Fritz of Huntsburg, Ohio; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

His wife, Katherine Reedy, died March 1, 1994.

Two sisters and a brother also preceded him in death.

REEDY — Friends of Vernard G. “Jake” Reedy, who died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas J. Thornton, pastor of Cranberry Community United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be at Pinewood Memorial Gardens in Cranberry Township.
 

Sheila M. Price

Sheila M. Price, 40, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in Fort Wayne.

Born in Butler, she was a homemaker and attended the Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church in Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband, Christopher Price; her mother, Barbara Walters of Butler; two brothers, David N. Walters of Butler and Scott Walters of Los Angeles; and a sister, Christine E. Studeny of Butler.

Her father, William R. Walters, preceded her in death.

Services were Saturday in Fort Wayne. Burial was at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Memorial donations may be made to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
 

Joseph P. O’Donnell

Joseph P. O’Donnell, 64, of Kittanning died at 3:30 a.m. Friday at Sugar Creek Rest in Worthington after an illness.

Born in Chicora on Oct. 2, 1938, he was the son of Daniel J. and Mary E. McGee O’Donnell.

He graduated from Karns City High School in 1956 and earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Penn State University in January 1961. 

Mr. O’Donnell worked for R.B. Shannon Surveying Co. Inc. in Kittanning for 41 years until he became ill.

He was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Brady’s Bend, the Altar-Rosary Society of the church, the Professional Engineering Association and the American Society of Highway Engineers.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Crawford O’Donnell, whom he married Oct. 2, 1965; a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Anna) Hopper of Kittanning; and two sons, Stephen O’Donnell of Cowansville and Gregory O’Donnell of Kittanning.

Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Otto (Mary Anne) Schaffler of Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Harry (Gertrude) Blair of Butler, Jeanne Shawhan of Ellicott City, Md., and Mrs. Gregory (Rita) Mills of Poolesville, Md.; three brothers, Edward O’Donnell of Ojai, Calif., Kenneth O’Donnell of Frederick, Md., and Robert O’Donnell of Montrose, Colo.; three grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

O’DONNELL — Friends of Joseph P. O’Donnell, who died Friday, July 4, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Slippery Rock St., Chicora. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Church, Brady’s Bend, with the Rev. Anthony Ditto, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Brady’s Bend. 
 

Nancy L. Delaney

Nancy L. Delaney, 67, of Fredericksburg, R.D. Petrolia, died at 5:40 p.m. Friday at her home after a lingering illness.

Born Nov. 25, 1935, in Butler, she was the daughter of Clarence E. and Edna Watterson Schreffler.

She was a 1953 graduate of Butler High School and had worked for several stores in downtown Butler. She had worked for her brother’s store, Cal’s General Store, in Portersville for 13 years.

Mrs. Delaney was a member of the Queenstown United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, James Delaney, whom she married Nov. 12, 1982; a son, Ronald E. Hinton of Butler; two brothers, Keith and Jack Schreffler, both of Butler; an aunt, Jennie Gallagher of Butler; a grandson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her first husband, Lorraine T. Hinton, a daughter, a son, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

DELANEY — Friends of Nancy L. Delaney, who died Friday, July 4, 2003, will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Slippery Rock St., Chicora. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kate Reitz, pastor of Queenstown United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, R.D. 1, Chicora. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Petrolia Ambulance Fund, Petrolia PA 16050.
 

Carol R. Baker

Carol R. Baker, 81, of Mars, formerly of Linwood, N.J., died Wednesday evening at her home after an illness.

Born Sept. 29, 1921, in Honesdale, she was the daughter of Raymond and Margretta Watts Wright.

She was retired as a licensed practical nurse for the Linwood Convalescent Center in Linwood, N.J., and was a member of the Seaview Baptist Church in Linwood, where she had been a trustee and youth leader.

Surviving are a son, Edwin L. Baker Jr. of Pasadena, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Lavonne “Vonny”) Popadich of Mars, with whom she lived, and Mrs. Thomas (Carole) Sandor of Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Edwin Baker, whom she married in July 1940, died April 17, 1975. A sister also preceded her in death.

BAKER — There will be no visitation for Carol R. Baker, who died Wednesday, July 2, 2003. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crow Ave., Mars, with her grandson, Christopher Popadich, officiating. 

Memorial donations may be made to Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, P.O. Box 908, Bellmawr, N.J. 08099.
 

Collin A. Weston

Collin A. Weston, 19, of Crested Butte, Colo., formerly of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday from injuries in a tragic automobile accident in Hanksville, Utah, while he and his friend, Cass Gelroth, were returning from a vacation in Lake Powell.

Born in Pittsburgh on Dec. 3, 1983, he was the son of Tex and Elaine Rauck Weston.

He attended North Allegheny High School before moving to Crested Butte. Collin was as star soccer player, an avid skier, an emerging poet, and a budding chef, but most importantly, he was a leader amongst his peers.

Whether directing community meetings in his school or assisting in the aid of a Mexican orphanage, Collin was at home providing leadership to those in need. His love of life, his jovial ways, his beautiful smile, and his caring heart will never be forgotten by those who knew him well and loved him most.

Surviving are his father and stepmother, Tex and Phyllis Jurecko Weston of Ingomar; his mother, Elaine Rauck Weston of Crested Butte; a brother, Cody Weston of Ingomar; a stepbrother, Toby Jurecko, Jr. of Pittsburgh; three stepsisters, Holly Rubinoff of Crested Butte, Meghan Maxwell and Alexis Jurecko, both of Pawleys Island, S.C.; paternal grandparents Buck and Gayle Weston of Pittsburgh, and his maternal grandparents, Gordon and Ruth Rauck of California.

WESTON — There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the Ingomar United Methodist Church, Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh at 11 a.m. on Thursday. A reception will follow at Wildwood Country Club. 

Memorials may be made to the Collin A. Weston Memorial Fund in care of Enterprise Bank, 4091 Mt. Royal Blvd., Allison Park, PA 15101.

MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, Mars, is in charge of arrangements.
 

Wayne R. Werner

Wayne R. Werner, 49, of Butler died at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at his home.

Mr. Werner was born April 11, 1954, in West Elizabeth to the late Harold C. Sr. and Anna Marie Wray Werner.

He was a maintenance supervisor for Surry Hill Apartments.

Surviving are his wife, Carole (Melville) Werner; two sons, Harley D. Werner of Grove City and Wayne Sabolesky of Indiana; two daughters, Heidi R. Werner at home and April M. Duff of Indiana; three sisters, Betty McKown of Buena Vista, Mary Black of Elizabeth and Deborah Campbell of Floreffe; two brothers, Harold Werner Jr. of Grindstone and Robert Werner of Elizabeth; one grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

WERNER — Visitation for Wayne R. Werner, who died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today with the funeral service immediately following at PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 Second St., Elizabeth, PA 15137. 
 

James J. Nemceff Sr.

James Jacob Nemceff Sr., 82, of Morrisville, died Thursday at his home.

Born in Butler, Mr. Nemceff had lived in Morrisville for the past 37 years. He was a foreman at U.S. Steel in Fairless Hills for years before retiring in 1982. 

Mr. Nemceff was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II on the USS Beebas in the Pacific Theater.

He was a Mason, a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Billington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 06495, and a life member of American Legion Post 0778 in Lyndora.

He is survived by his wife, Julia Hawryliak Nemceff; his children, James J. Nemceff of Richmond, Va., William P. Nemceff of Yardley, Pa., Theodore P. Nemceff of Phoenixville, Pa., and Connie Gleason of Doylestown, Pa.; his brother, Paul Nemceff of Austria; and 10 grandchildren.

NEMCEFF — Funeral services for James Jacob Nemceff, Sr., who died Thursday, July 3, 2003, will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the SAUL MEMORIAL HOME, 1740 Greenwood Ave., Trenton, N.J. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 824 Adeline St., Trenton. 

Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery.

Friends and relatives may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the memorial home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Nemceff’s memory to Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 824 Adeline St., Trenton, NJ 08610.
 

Dale Wesley Myers

Dale Wesley Myers, 83, of 108 Williams Road, Butler, formerly of Sligo, died Saturday at his residence following a long illness.

Born in Sligo on June 1, 1920, to Lee M. Myers and LuLu M. McHenry. 

Mr. Myers was a former assistant superintendent of AirCo.

He was a member of the Community Alliance Church, where he served as a trustee and was a member of the Young at Heart. For years he served on the church’s venison dinner committee.

He was an Army veteran in World War Two, serving with the Army Corp. of Engineers.

Surviving are his wife, Faye L. (Seybert) Myers, two daughters, Mrs. Sheila E. Dudney of Costa Rica and Mrs. Ruth Ann Pagano of Butler; a son, Keith W. Myers of Butler; a brother, Hillis Myers of Chicago; four grandsons; and a number of nieces and nephews.

MYERS — Friends of Dale Wesley Myers, who died July 6, 2003, at his home, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Thomas of Community Alliance Church officiating. 

Burial will be at Greenlawn Burial Estates in Mount Chestnut. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the members of VFW Post 249.
 

Betty Jean Milliren

Betty Jean Milford Milliren, 79, of LaBelle, Fla., formerly of Emlenton, died at 4:15 p.m. Friday at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, after an illness. 

Born Oct. 29, 1923, in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County, she was the daughter of Arthur and Anna Haggerty Milford. 

She was a member of the Carlson United Methodist Church in LaBelle and was well known for her quilting expertise.

Her husband, Robert Milliren, died in 1995. 

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Craig (Sue) Schruers of Nickleville, Mrs. Charles (Kathy) McDuffie of Lorida, Fla., and Mrs. Greg (Roberta) Williamson-Dionne of Cape Coral, Fla.; a son, Thomas Milliren of Naples, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Sara) McNany and Georgianna Thompson, both of Emlenton, and Margaret McGinnis of Parker; and two brothers, Arthur Kenneth Milford of Emlenton and David William Milford of Knox. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. 

MILLIREN — Friends of Betty Jean Milford Milliren, who died Friday, July 4, 2003, will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today at H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Eau Claire. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Campbell officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at noon Wednesday at Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, Fla. 
 
 
Bruce Merritt

Bruce Merritt, 56, of 49 Sunbury Estates in Center Township, formerly of Natrona Heights and Tarentum, died at 3 a.m. Friday at Butler Memorial Hospital after a six-month illness.

Born Jan. 25, 1947, in Cascade County, Mont., he was the son of Ruth M. Oswald Merritt and the late George R. Merritt.

A 1965 graduate of Har-Brack High School, he served his apprenticeship at Oberg Manufacturing in Buffalo Township, where he was a tool and die maker for 30 years before he retired on disability. He formerly worked at Liberty Mirror in Brackenridge.

He lived in Butler for the past 10 years, was a Protestant and belonged to the AA of Butler, also known as the Chicken Coop of Sunday Night Group. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and computers.

Surviving are a son, Brian A. Merritt of Cheswick; a daughter, Dalena Merritt of Pittsburgh; his mother of Butler; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son.

MERRITT — Friends of Bruce Merritt, who died Friday, July 4, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at DUSTER FUNERAL HOME, 247 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev Harold Mele, pastor of Meadows Christian Community Church of Apollo, officiating. Burial will be at Prospect Cemetery, Brackenridge.


 

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