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EUGENE 'GENE' R. McCHESNEY, 60 
Eugene "Gene" R. McChesney, 60, of West Hickory died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in his home.
Mr. McChesney was born Sept. 30, 1938, in Tidioute to the late Roy A. and Margaret Lynch McChesney.
He married the former Sandra L. Wilson. She survives.
A 1957 Tidioute High School graduate, Mr. McChesney retired from the state Department of Transportation, where he had been a mechanic supervisor.
He enjoyed the outdoors as well as hunting and trapping. He belonged to the Forest County and Pennsylvania trappers associations. He was active in the Youth Field Day program, for which he did trapping demonstrations.
Mr. McChesney was a Methodist.
Also surviving are two sons, Scott A. McChesney of Augusta, Ga., and Kent E. McChesney of Sumter, S.C.; three grandchildren; a brother, Ralph McChesney of Tidioute; a sister, Patricia Hannah of Pittsfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in West Hickory Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

MARGARET M. 'PEG' MUNDT, 77
Margaret M. "Peg" Mundt, 77, of Erie, formerly of Grand Valley, died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, in St. Vincent Health Center.
Miss Mundt was born June 19, 1921, in Titusville to Frank J. and Mary Catherine McHenry Mundt.
She was a 1941 Youngsville High School graduate.
Miss Mundt had been employed by Ruhl Smith, Sylvania and GTE at Pleasantville as an inspector from 1952 until her retirement in 1987.
She was a former member of the Goodtimers of Erie and Newton Dinner Club. She enjoyed traveling, reading and cooking.
Surviving are: a sister, Janet Davis of Erie, with whom she lived for the past five years; a brother, James M. Mundt of Warren; two nieces; and four nephews.
A brother, William John Mundt, and a sister, Catherine Nichols, died previously.
Interment will be in St. Catharine's Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Erma Lamenskie, 614 E. Walnut St., Titusville, or the American Cancer Society, 201 W. Spring St., Titusville.

NORMAN E. REYNOLDS, 87 
Norman E. Reynolds, 87, of 16716 Drake Hill Road, Townville, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Reynolds was born June 29, 1911, in Steuben Township to LeRoy Reynolds and Maude Tubbs.
He married the former Opel Elizabeth Henderson on March 11, 1936. She died Nov. 27, 1988.
Mr. Reynolds was a life-long farmer but had also worked at Cytemp, retiring as a crane operator in 1975. He belonged to the Cytemp Quarter Century Club.
He attended Townville Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Alice Naomi Diamond of Austinburg, Ohio, and Eyla M. Summar of Millersville; three sons, LeRoy W. Reynolds of Townville, Lynn P. Reynolds of Pittsburgh and Paul N. Reynolds of Painesville, Ohio; and eight grandchildren, Norma Diamond, Elaine Reynolds, Christopher Reynolds, Jennifer Reynolds, Melisa Keller, Benjamin Reynolds, Wesley Reynolds and Derek Reynolds.
A brother, Dalton Reynolds; and four sisters, Norma Armstrong, Elnora Frost, Zelma Hipple and Dorothy Cotton, died previously.
Interment will be in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville.
Memorial donations may be made to Townville Baptist Church's building fund, 33274 N. Main St., Townville, 16360.

CHARLES C. SOUTHWICK, 73
Charles C. Southwick, 73, of 22670 Phillips Drive, Pleasantville, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 1998, at his home after a long illness.
Mr. Southwick was born April 1, 1925, in Titusville to Vance and Helen Alcorn Southwick.
He married the former Effie Parkin on April 12, 1946, in Union City. She survives.
A World War II Army veteran, Mr. Southwick served with the signal corps at Caserata and Leghorn in Italy. He was honorably discharged Oct. 15, 1947, with the rank of technician fifth grade.
He was employed by General Electric of Erie from 1947 to 1952. He was later employed at Trans Penn in Titusville from 1952 until his retirement as plant manager in 1988.
Mr. Southwick had attended Gilson Ridge Free Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Union City Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Elder Statesmen golf league. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing, bowling, woodworking, baseball and football.
Also surviving are: three daughters, Carol Southwick and Mrs. Larry (Linda) Geer, both of Union City, and Brenda Southwick of Grove City, Ohio; three grandsons; a granddaughter; two great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Elaine) Ongley and Mrs. Rulin (Pauline) Snyder, both of Titusville; and many nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Eastern Crawford County, 322 W. Main St., Titusville.

RICHARD A. GUSTAFSON, 73
Richard A. Gustafson, 73, of Erie, died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Va.
He was born in Titusville, July 6, 1925, son of the late Henry and Dolly Wallin Gustafson.
He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. He was employed with Lord Corp. until his retirement. Before that, he had worked at General Electric Co. He enjoyed sports and leather working. He had served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Fox Gustafson, and a sister, Ruth Swanson.
He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Jozefowicz of Yorktown, Va., and Christine Gustafson of Temmecula, Calif.; a son, the Rev. Burton Gustafson of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brother, Russ Gustafson of Indiana, Pa., Robert Gustafson of Alexandria, Va., and Raymond Gustafson of Fort Myers. Fla.; four grandchildren, Kathi Hill, Maegan and Andrew Gustafson and Amanda North; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Interment was at Erie County Memorial Gardens.

MARJORIE BELLE HART, 79
Mrs. Marjorie Belle Hart, 79, of 10340 Pastorius Rd., Titusville, died at 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, in the Titusville Area Hospital. She had been a patient there for the past five days.
Mrs. Hart was born on March 17, 1919, in Titusville, a daughter of the late Cecil R. and Hazel Mildred Green White. She attended Titusville Area Schools.
She married Marvin V. Hart on July 30, 1940, in Winchester, Va. Mr. Hart died on Aug. 17, 1969.
Mrs. Hart was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall for over 40 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and making dolls.
She is survived by one son, Marvin V. Hart Jr. of Cookville, Tenn.; one daughter, Miss Darlene Hart of Titusville; three grandsons, Joel Marvin Hart, Jeffrey Brian Hart, Jeremiah Travis Hart, all of Cookville, Tenn.; three step-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Gladys White, Mrs. Lela Buterbaugh, Mrs. Lillian Hart and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters: Anna May White and Betty Jane White, both died in infancy.
Interment will be in Jerusalem Corners Cemetery.

NELLIE S. MURPHY, 75
Nellie S. Murphy, 75, of 617 W. Elm St., Titusville, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Titusville Area Hospital.
Mrs. Murphy was born June 7, 1923, in Neilltown to the late Ralph and Myrtle Brown Scott. 
She married Kenneth C. Murphy on Oct. 6, 1945, at Pleasantville United Methodist Church. He died Sept. 11, 1986.
Mrs. Murphy graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1941 and from Butler Business School in Pleasantville.
During World War II she worked in Washington, D.C., as a secretary. She was previously employed by Allied Roll Builders for 10 years as a secretary.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of Titusville First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Marilyn) Szczepanski of Grand Island, N.Y., Rebecca Schmidt of Titusville and Mrs. Ward (Donna) Peck of Cambridge Springs; six grandchildren, Michael Schmidt of Titusville, John Szczepanski and Sarah Szczepanski of Grand Island, and Dolly Peck, Jennifer Peck and Samantha Peck of Cambridge Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Warren Scott, and a sister, Lucille Foulk, died previously.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.

RICHARD A. VOSBURGH, 70
Richard A. Vosburgh, 70, of 5 West Dillon Drive, Titusville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, at Sugarcreek Station. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

VIRGIL V. ONGLEY, 68
Virgil V. Ongley, 68, of Grand Valley, Selkirk Road, died at 3:05 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, at Cleveland Clinic.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.

LEWIS 'TOM' A. BROWN, 51
Lewis "Tom" A. Brown, 51, of Riceville died Saturday, March 4, 2000, in Titusville Area Hospital.
Mr. Brown was born July 2, 1948, at Titusville to Betty Emerson Brown of Forestville, N.Y., and the late Lewis Brown.
He was married to the former Rebecca "Becky" Greer, who survives. 
Mr. Brown was raised and educated in the Cherrytree and Diamond areas.
After high school, he began working at Erie Co. Plastics. He then worked for Ajax Iron Works, now Cooper Industries, and also owned and operated his own dairy farm at Britton Run. Until recently he had worked for many years at VIP Machining in Spartansburg. He also was a milk hauler throughout the area.
Mr. Brown attended Riceville United Methodist Church.
A former Little League coach in Bloomfield Township, he also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Throughout his life his family was his top priority, and he was a proud grandpa.
Also surviving are: a daughter and her husband, Sherry L. and Brian Eastman of Riceville; a son and his wife, Curtis R. and Michelle Brown of Lincolnville; a sister, Judy A. Rodgers of Titusville; two brothers, Daniel Brown and his wife, Terry, and Michael Brown, all of Forestville; and four grandchildren, Sydney Eastman, Curtis Brown, Carrie Brown and Kyler Brown.
A brother, Dennis Emerson, died previously.
Interment will be in Riceville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 S. Center St., Corry, 16407; or Erie County Diabetes Association, 3850 Walker Blvd., Erie, 16509.

GENEVIEVE M. BUTRYN, 84
Genevieve M. Butryn, 84, of Titusville, RD 5, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at 4:15 a.m. in the home of her daughter, Yvonne Wagner, after a long illness.
Mrs. Butryn was born Jan. 1, 1916, at Franklin to the late John and Mary Baellic.
She married Harold "Chubby" Butryn on Nov. 10, 1941, in St. Patrick's Church, Franklin. He died Jan. 28, 1985.
Mrs. Butryn was a homemaker and liked cooking, gardening and canning. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and being a good neighbor.
She was a member of St. Titus Church.
Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Yvonne) Wagner and Mrs. Fred (Beverly) Sagan, both of Cooperstown, RD 1, and Mrs. Gary (Joyce) Proper of Titusville, RD 5; five grandchildren, Eric Proper of Florida, Aaron Proper of South Carolina and Douglas Sagan, Chad Wagner, Lynette Sagan and Neil Sagan, all of Cooperstown; and several nieces and nephews.
A sister, Nellie Brankowitz; three brothers, Pete, William and John Baellic; and a granddaughter, Regina Maureen Sagan, died previously.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Franklin.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association or Area Agency on Aging of Crawford County or the Chapmanville or Cooperstown volunteer fire departments.

MABEL P. LAMENSKIE, 100
Mabel P. Lamenskie, 100, formerly of 603 W. Central Ave., died at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 5, 2000, in Beverly Healthcare-Titusville, where she had lived since April 8, 1997.
Mrs. Lamenskie was born Jan. 24, 1900, at Titusville to the late Jacob Maynard and Winifred Reynolds Peeples.
She married Michael Ferenchak on June 10, 1916, at Titusville; he died March 22, 1969. She later married James B. Lamenskie on Feb. 7, 1970, in St. Titus Church; he died Dec. 30, 1989.
Mrs. Lamenskie had been employed at Quality Markets and as a clerk at the former G.C. Murphy Co.
She was a member of St. Titus Church and its altar rosary society.
Surviving are a sister, Helen I. Daye Taylor of Titusville, and several nieces and nephews.
No public calling hours will be observed.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Titus Church, 513 W. Main St.; or Benson Memorial Library, 213 N. Franklin St.

FRANK A. ROOT, 91
Frank A. Root, 91, of Titusville, RD 4, died March 4, 2000, in Meadville Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

WILLIAM F. PRICE SR., 74 
William F. Price Sr., 74, of 202 E. Main St. died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at 5:55 p.m. in Titusville Area Hospital after a long illness.
Mr. Price was born June 27, 1926, at Titusville to the late Joseph B. and Eleanor A. Rosenberg Price.
He and the former Edith V. Bortzer were married April 25, 1959, at Centerville by the late Rev. Charles Fuller.
Mr. Price was formerly employed by the Fisher and Young lumber mill. He then went to work for Spartywood and later returned to the Fisher and Young plant, which by then was named American Hardwood. 
He enjoyed listening to gospel and country music and putting together jigsaw puzzles.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, William J. Price Jr. and Timothy L. Price, both of Titusville; a daughter, Vicki L. Celender of Oil City; seven grandchildren, Clayton W. Price and Ashleigh D. Price of Titusville, Tina M. Price and Cristal N. Price of Jackson Center, Travis S. Price and Brenda V. Heath of Oil City and Jennifer L. Celender of Pittsburgh; three brothers, Edward Price, Harold Price and Robert Price, all of Centerville; two sisters, Mrs. Warner (Donna) Cole of Canfield, Ohio, and Mrs. George (Marian) Hawthorne of Hydetown; two aunts; and four nephews.
An infant sister, Lisa May Price; a brother, Richard Price; and a sister, Betty Price, died previously.
Friends and relatives may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, where the funeral will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. by Rev. Ronald A. Frazier, pastor of Faith Temple Pentecostal Church.
Interment will be in East Troy Cemetery.

DANIEL A. KING, 40 
Daniel A. King, 40, of the Bear Lake area of Lottsville, RD 1, died Saturday, Oct. 7.
King was born Aug. 19, 1960, at Corry to Donald M. King of Lottsville and the late Patricia Adams King.
He was formerly employed by Mosher Milling at Lottsville, Corry Manufacturing and MRC Bearing.
Mr. King was a member of Lottsville United Methodist Church.
He was an avid hunter.
Survivors include a son, Nicholas King of Titusville; a daughter, Danielle King of Warren; a sister, Janice Harwood of Lander; two brothers, Jeff King of York and Steve King of Corry; and several nieces, nephews, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
His paternal grandparents, Oman King and Florence "Tillie" Topmiller; and his maternal grandparents, Forest and Hazel Adams, died previously.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McKinney Funeral Home, Sugar Grove. The funeral will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Lottsville United Methodist Church by Rev. Bernard Boom.
Interment will be in Lottsville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Lottsville United Methodist Church, A.A. or N.A.

MARY A. WAGNER, 94 
Mary A. Wagner, 94, of 117 McKinney Road died at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, in Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home.

JOSEPH T. KURTIC, 71 
Joseph T. Kurtic, 71, of 3005 State St., Erie, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie.
Mr. Kurtic was born Aug. 6, 1929, at Titusville to the late Jacob and Mary Sajen Kurtic.
A 1947 alumnus of Titusville High School, he graduated from Erie Business Center. He retired in 1991 from Erie Forge and Steel after 27 years employed at the shop's storeroom.
Mr. Kurtic was a member of Elmwood Presbyterian Church and Lakeside Golf Course.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed studying his Croatian heritage.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret L. Shape Kurtic; a sister, Ann Markovich of Carey, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Marilyn Kurtic of Sun City Center, Fla.; as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Friends may call today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, West 25th and Sassafras streets, Erie, where the funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Harry Johns.
There also will be a service Wednesday at 1 p.m. in St. Catharine's Cemetery chapel.
Memorials may be made to City Mission New Life Center, 1023 French St., Erie, 16501.

DEAN A. FORTNEY, 72 
Dean A. Fortney, 72, of 393 Dunham Road, Pleasantville, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2001, at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home.

FLOYD R. SPENCE, 88 
Floyd R. Spence, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at 1:20 a.m. in Mayview State Hospital's intermediate care facility mental retardation unit at Bridgeville.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home.

DONALD R. EMERSON, 82 
Donald R. Emerson, 82, of Titusville, RD 3 (Route 8 South), died unexpectedly at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Titusville Area Hospital shortly after his arrival.
Mr. Emerson was born Jan. 24, 1918, at Titusville to the late Arthur and Harriet Hansen Emerson.
He and the former Florence Whitten were married May 24, 1941, in the Rocky Grove Church of God parsonage by Rev. Frank A. Towers.
Mr. Emerson was a graduate of Titusville High School.
He served in the Army during World War II. While serving in Europe, he was wounded and returned to the United States. He was preparing to go to the South Pacific when the war ended.
Mr. Emerson was employed at Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel Corp. (Cytemp) for 42 years. His early years were in the shipping department, and he later transferred to the laboratory. He retired in 1980.
He was a member of Bruce Shorts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5958 and the Elder Statesmen Golf League.
Survivors include his wife of Titusville, RD 3; two sisters, Marcelyn Jacobson and Evelyn Antill, both of Titusville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, James "Bus" Emerson, Wayne Emerson, Arthur Emerson, Howard Emerson and William F. Emerson; and two sisters, Ruth Johnson and Alberta Manross.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home and attend the funeral there at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. William Hopkins, pastor of Titusville Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

ARTHUR V. COLLINS, 78 
Arthur V. Collins, 78, of 212 11th St., Franklin, formerly of Cooperstown, RD 1 (Dempseytown), died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Collins was born Feb. 26, 1922, at Cherrytree, a son of Walter V. and Lucy Dietrich Collins. He was married to Katheryn Lena Hillberg on Feb. 7, 1953, at Kaneville. She preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 1995.
He was self-employed as a truck driver prior to starting his family. He later drove for Chap Lamey, PennDOT and Trans Penn. He retired from Refiner's Transport in Rouseville in 1983.
Mr. Collins was a member of the Cherrytree Bible Church, where he was a regular usher prior to his wife's illness. He was a member of the local Teamsters Union and a former member of IOOF. He had attended Oakland Township Senior Center. He enjoyed fishing in Canada and tended to a small farm in Dempseytown. He had raised rabbits in his youth.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Collins of Titusville and Leroy Collins and his wife, Cindy, of Franklin; five daughters, Miss Dixie Collins and Miss Dinah Collins, with whom he lived in Franklin; Ms. Lucy Waters of Franklin, Ms. Wendy Collins of Oil City and Mrs. Earl (Carrie) Zeitler of Charlton, N.C.; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Gertrude) Mashburn of Dillsboro, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Collins was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick Collins.
Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home today (Saturday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral service there at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Jerry Lamey officiating. Interment will be in Cherrytree Cemetery.

EMILY M. WADDINGHAM, 95 
Emily M. Waddingham, age 95, died at the Crawford County Care Center in Saegertown, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000.
She was born in Titusville on Oct. 2, 1905, a daughter of Sven and Anna Nelson Gustafson. She was married to James Waddingham; he preceded her in death in 1971. Mrs. Waddingham was a home maker and a former member of Titusville Eastern Star. She was also a volunteer at the Titusville Senior Center and at St. James Episcopal Church.
Survivors include a son, James Waddingham of Meadville; five grandchildren, Jill Perricome, Tim Waddingham, Jon Waddingham, Beth Gray and William Dittrich and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Waddingham was preceded in death by a daughter, Eleanor Dittrich; two sisters, Julia Brickner and Helen Preston and five brothers, Gustaf, Carl, Gary, Robert and Harry Gustafson.

PATRICIA C. KOCAN, 73
Patricia C. Kocan, 73, formerly of Titusville, died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in St. Vincent's Health Center, Erie.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home.

CHARLES JEROME 'JERRY' BLUM
Word has been received of the death of Charles Jerome "Jerry" Blum, a 1959 graduate of Titusville High School, on May 15, 2000, after a long illness.
Mr. Blum lived at Washington, D.C.
Survivors include two daughters, Polly Blum Wiedmaier and Pamela Blum Patmore; and two grandsons.
He was formerly married to Carol Newell Blum Gordon, a 1960 THS alumna.
The family requests that memorials be made to Titusville Alumni Association scholarship fund, 302 E. Walnut St., Titusville.
 
MACK LEWIS GRAVES, 54
Mack Lewis Graves, 54, of Fayetteville, Ga., died at his home May 26, 2000, after a short illness.
Mr. Graves was born June 6, 1945, at Titusville to Mardell Graves Nichols and the late Harry Graves Sr.
He married the former Tran Thi Thanh on April 19, 1980, at Camp Zama, Japan.
A 1963 Spartansburg High School graduate, Mr. Graves enlisted in the Army in 1966. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam Conflict and also served in Thailand, Japan and Hawaii as well as seven other states. His last service was as a member of the NATO Tactical Command at Izmis, Turkey. He served 28 1/2 years, retiring with the rank of warrant officer three.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; three children, Rachel Sanford and her husband, Todd, of Garland, and Pamela Graves and Lewis Graves, both of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Kristen Carter, Zachary Sanford and Alexander Sanford; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Michael Kieffer of Waterford, Rhonda and Milo Capron of Union City and Susan and Kim Kirsch of Farrell; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Brad and Rui Graves of Santa Monica, Calif., Harold and Thelma Graves of Spartansburg, David and Bindy Graves of Corry, Sam Graves of San Diego and Herb Graves of Erie; a half-brother, Harry Graves Jr. and his wife, Shirley, of Havre de Grace, Md.; 29 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and -nephews.
A granddaughter, Allison Carter, died in 1990.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated for cancer research or to Spartansburg First Baptist Church's building fund.
 
CLARA B. RODGERS, 75
Clara B. Rodgers, 75, of 101 Bridge St., Tionesta, died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at 6:30 a.m. in Titusville Area Hospital.
Mrs. Rodgers was born May 28, 1925, at Oil City to Ira and Myrtle Runninger Fox.
She married Rev. Lemuel L. Rodgers on Dec. 1, 1942.
A homemaker, Mrs. Rodgers had lived in the Tionesta area for the past six years.
She was a member of Titusville Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Patty Phillippi of New Castle; a son and his wife, Thomas E. and Deborah Rodgers of Springfield, Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice Runninger and Juanita Wygant and her husband, Bernard, of Lima, Ohio.
A son, Stanley D. Rodgers, four brothers and a sister died previously.
Interment will be in Heckathorn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Titusville Church of the Nazarene.


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