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BETTY JANE BOYLE, 74
Betty Jane Boyle, 74, of 606 E. Elm St., died at 10:52 a.m. Thursday March 2, 2000, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Titusville on Feb. 18, 1926, a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Mary Davison Hettrick.

She attended Titusville schools and was a 1945 graduate of Colestock High School.

Mrs. Boyle had worked for the Nelson Jewelry Store in Titusville and in June 1961 started work for the Second National Bank. On March 1, 1988, she retired from Marine Bank as a teller after 27 years service.

Mrs. Boyle was a member of St. Titus Church and had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross and a member of the hospital auxiliary through the RSVP program. Collecting blue glass was one of her favorite hobbies.

Mrs. Boyle had been married to Bruce E. Boyle, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving is one son, Bruce Boyle, and his wife, Joanne, of Clearwater, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Debbie Ruppersberg of Erie and Mrs. Denise Sterling and her hisband Bill of Titusville; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Mary Lou) Lesko and Mrs. Jean Kuzmich of Titusville; a sister-in-law Mrs. Audrey of Erie; a mother-in-law Mrs. Hazel Boyle of Titusville; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sophie Boyle of Titusville; nine grandchildren, Tricia, Diane, Jennifer, Linda, Andy, Pam, Michael, Joe and Jason and five great grandchildren, Rebekah, Joshua, Jacob, Annie and James, along with several nieces and nephews.

One brother, Louis Hettrick, one niece, Linda Hettrick, one brother-in-law, Raymond Kuzmich, and one son-in-law, John Ruppersberg, preceded her in death.

Interment will follow in St. Catharine's Cemetery.

 
WAYNE J. EDDY, 82
Wayne J. Eddy, 82, of 636 S. Franklin St., died at 8 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Eddy was born on June 9, 1917, in Titusville, a son of the late Jerome and Mary Emerson Eddy. He was married to the former Edna Courson on Nov. 28, 1935, in Clarion.

Mr. Eddy had attended Titusville schools. He served in the U.S. Navy for a brief period in 1944 and returned home due to the death of his daughter, Lavada.

He and his father operated a painting and wallpapering business in Titusville for a number of years prior to 1950. He later worked in Oil City for several contracting companies including Larson Contracting until his retirement in 1977.

Mr. Eddy was a life member of the International Painters Brotherhood and Allied Trades. He also was a car enthusiast.

Mr. Eddy is survived by his wife of Titusville; a son and daugter-in-law, David and Sandra Eddy of Titusville; a sister, Mrs. Lila Spencer of Titusville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lavada Eddy; two brothers, Clayton "Ted" Eddy and Albert Eddy; and a sister, Mrs. Fred (Eleanor) Burt.

Interment will be in Jerusalem Corners Cemetery.

 
NORMAN L. FARNHAM, 75
Word has been received that Norman L. Farnham, 75, of Garland died March 2, 2000.

He was born Nov. 2, 1924.

Mr. Farnham was a World War II veteran who received two purple hearts among other awards.

He is survived by wife, Debra, whom he married in 1995. He is also survived by children, Jason Farnham, Andrew Farnham, Ronald Farnham of Warren, Allen Farnham of Russell, Timothy Farnham of Williamsport, Scott Farnham of Pleasantville, Karen Prenatt of Titusville and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Ruth Farnham, children Bruce and Darlene, who died in infancy, and Lee and Kara who died at birth.

He had been employed as a truck driver by Huber Blacktop of Warren for approximately 20 years.

Interment will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Warren.

 
RUTH BANCROFT ANTHONY THOMPSON, 84
Ruth Audrey Bancroft Anthony Thompson, 84, of Riceville, died on March 3, 2000 in the Meadville Medical Center in Meadville.

She was born at home at Brancroft Corners on Nov. 12, 1915, a daughter of the late Edward John and Mabel L. McCrillis Bancroft.

She graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1932. She graduated from the State Teachers College of Edinboro Normal School in 1934 and taught elementary school in the one-room schools of Crawford County from 1934 until 1943.

She married Theo S. Anthony of Lincolnville on Aug. 14, 1927. She worked at American Tinning and Galvanizing from 1943 to 1945 then returned to teaching from 1949 to 1950. She was postmaster at Riceville from 1951 until she retired in 1981.

She then married Maynard E. "Tommy" Thompson of the Lakewood, N.Y., area on June 10, 1977.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theo S. Anthony in 1967, a sister, Edna Sansom of Townville in 1991 and her second husband, Maynard E. "Tommy" Thompson in 1991.

Mrs. Thompson was a member of the Riceville United Methodist Church, a past secretary of the Bloomfield Ladies Auxiliary and the secretary of the Riceville Cemetery Assoc. She had many hobbies but loved writing poetry, working in her flower gardens and spending time with her lifelong friend, Wilma Covert Shreve. She had great memories of the Bloomfield girls' basketball team and was very proud of her teammates.

She is survived by a daughter, Sue DeAnn Brockman of Lincolnville; two sons, Terry E. Anthony and his wife, Susan of Marietta, Ga., and Ronald T. Anthony and his wife, Karen of Lincolnville; seven grandchildren; three step daughters, Jacklyn McIntyre and her husband, Jack of Lakewood, N.Y., Patricia Sitton and her husband, John of Jupiter, Fla., and Sally Thompson of Long Island, N.Y.; several step-grandchildren; a sister, Neva Gillette of Townville; and a brother, George W. Bancroft and his wife, Lois of Centerville; and several nieces and nephews.

Interment in the Riceville Cemetery in Riceville.

RICHARD GREENAWALT, 62
Richard Greenawalt, 62, 594 Craig St., Rimersburg, died at 2:50 a.m. on May 19, 2000, in Florence, Ken., as a result of injuries received in a tractor-trailer accident.

He was born March 28, 1938, in Monroe Township, Clarion County, a son of William A. and Margaret Rankin Greenawalt. Mr. Greenawalt was married on June 22, 1957, to the former Beverly A. Myers. He was a truck driver who was employed by Landstar Ranger Trucking Co.

Mr. Greenawalt was a protestant and a social member of the VFW Post 7132 of Rimersburg. He was an avid hunter and story-teller.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Terry) Kerr of Titusville; Mrs. John (Karen) Rankin of Huey; Laurie S. Castile of Girard; three brothers, James Greenawalt, Paul Greenawalt and Steve Greenawalt all of Sligo; seven grandchildren: Shawn and Dustin Kerr of Titusville; Chrissie and Courtney Rankin of Huey; Casey, Kyle and Lexie Castile of Girard and several nieces and nephews.

Interment will follow in Sligo Cemetery.

The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Clarion-Knox VNA, Knox, Pa., 16362 or the Baker Street Church of God, Rimersburg, 16248.

 
MABLE D. SLOAN, 94
Mrs. Mable D. Sloan, 94, formerly of Hydetown Road, Titusville, died at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2000, at Titusville Area Hospital where she had been a patient for the past day.

She had been a resident of the Presbyterian Home since February of 1993.

Mrs. Sloan was born on June 13, 1905, in Titusville to the late Joseph and Mae Hartrup Osborne. She married Hugh L. Sloan on Aug. 5, 1922, in Mayville, N.Y. Mr. Sloan died on April 5, 1979.

She attended East Hickory Schools and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Sloan is survived by one son, Robert H. and his wife Rose Sloan of Dale City, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. James E. (Carol) Shrout of Titusville, Mrs. Elbert (Colleen) Landacre of Brocton, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; one brother: James Osborne of Bakersfield, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Miller of Titusville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three grandchildren, James E. Shrout, Jr., Gerald Vroman, Stephen Cochran; and five brothers, Harold, Claude, Arthur, Edwin and Charles Osborne.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 302 W. Walnut St., Titusville.
 
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.
 
MARGARET L. 'MARGE' GUERRA, 66 
Margaret L. "Marge" Guerra, 66, of 418 E. Walnut St., Titusville, died at 2:08 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2001, at Titusville Area Hospital, where she was admitted April 1.

Mrs. Guerra was born July 13, 1934, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Michael R. and Anna Mullen Geary.

She graduated from Bridgeville High School in 1952.

She married James A. Guerra June 23, 1953, in Bridgeville. Mr. Guerra died Dec. 30, 1995.

Mrs. Guerra was formerly employed at Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel and J.C. Penney, both in Bridgeville. She was later employed by Phillips Petroleum, Jack Price CPA, Serrins Automotive, Allied Accessories and Auto Parts, Marine Bank (PNC) and finally CVS Pharmacy, all of the Titusville area.

She was a member of St. Titus Church, St. Titus Church Altar and Rosary Society, Titusville Area Hospital Auxiliary and the YMCA.

Mrs. Guerra is survived by a son and his wife, James A. and Judy Guerra of Pleasantville; a daughter, Maureen Flinchbaugh of Fort Wayne, Ind.; five grandchildren, Ryan Guerra, Alecia Guerra, Tyler Guerra, Tara Flinchbaugh and Morgan Flinchbaugh; two sisters, Frances Aspell of Carnegie and Sarah Pajak of Bridgeville; a brother Michael R. Geary of Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.

A sister, Elizabeth Patch, died previously.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home. A Christian Wake Service will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. Monday. Service of transmittal will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Titus Church by the Rev. John J. Detisch, pastor. Interment will be in St. Catharine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Titus Church Endowment Fund, Titusville Area Hospital, the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
 
RALPH C. 'OAKIE' STURGIS 
Ralph C. "Oakie" Sturgis, of 239 School St., Pleasantville, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2001, shortly after his arrival at Titusville Area Hospital.

Sturgis was born in Centerville to Clinton G. and Laura Reynolds Sturgis. He is the last of his immediate family.

Sturgis was a veteran of World War II, having been inducted into the U.S. Army Feb. 18, 1942, at New Cumberland. He served with Company G 385 1st Infantry Regiment 76th Division in the Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, American Theater Service Medal, EAME Theater Service Medal with three bronze stars, a Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged Dec. 11, 1945, in Ingomar with the rank of staff sergeant.

Sturgis spent his entire working life in the oil field business. He was formerly self-employed as a drilling contractor. He also worked for Quaker State.

After retirement, he restored old pumping engines.

He was a member of St. Walburga Church, Engine Society and Company G, 385th Infantry Regiment, 76th Division.

Sturgis is survived by his wife, Josephine, of Pleasantville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Friends will be received Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home. A Christian Wake Service will be conducted at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Service of transmittal will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Walburga Church by the Rev. Rocco A. Tito, pastor. Interment with full military honors will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Centerville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one's choice.
 
MARY ALICE TERRILL ARMSTRONG, 70 
Mary Alice Terrill Armstrong, 70, of 37024 State Highway 408, Centerville, died at 2:14 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, where she had been a patient since May 31.

She was born Aug. 17, 1930, at Worthville, a daughter of Franklin Eugene and Vena Ann Chamberlin Wonderling. She was married to Wayne Terrill, who preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1992. She later married Donald "Dick" Armstrong on Jan. 6, 2001, in Titusville. He survives.

She was a graduate of Titusville High School with the class of 1948.

She was a member of Chapmanville Community Church and a former member of Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, Titusville Senior Center and collecting pig ornaments.

Survivors include her husband, a son Emery E. Terrill and his wife, Judy, of Pleasantville; a daughter, Mrs. Blaine (Laura) Marvin of Chapmanville; two stepsons, Paul Armstrong and his wife, Brenda, of Titusville and Dale Armstrong and his wife, Cheryl, of Cadorus; five step-daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Cathy) Armstrong of Titusville, Linda Davidson and her friend, Wayne, of Franklin, Pam Hall and her friend, Tim, of Cadorus, Mrs. Pat (Paula) Cartney of Titusville and Gayle Kaster of Titusville; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Wonderling and his wife, Vikki, of Almogardo, N.M.; five sisters, Mrs. Alfred (Shirley) Steadman of Verona, Va., Mrs. Al (Barbara) Hogue of Conneaut Lake, Mrs. Norma Rockafellow of Saegertown, Mrs. John (Diana) Hoover of Conneaut Lake and Mrs. Leroy (Donna) Adams of Indianapolis, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral service there at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Philip Torre, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Meadville, officiating. Interment will be in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville.

The family asks that memorials be made to the charity of one's choice.

 
HENRY F. HEINTZ JR. 
Henry F. Heintz Jr., Hone Avenue, Oil City, died at 6 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, at his home following a lingering illness.

He was the son of Ellen Fleischmann Heintz Roche, Henry Heintz Sr. and Lynn Roche Sr.

He was employed bty Klapek of Reno, and served in the National Guard during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Hartle Heintz and family. Also, Ellen Homeier of Oil City, Meem Hawk of Titusville, Peg Kowal of Cincinnati, Rita Rose of Erie, Lynn Roche Jr. of Hydetown and Linda Nettenin of Rochester, N.Y.

Friends may call at Morrison Funeral Home, 110 Petroleum St., Oil City, today (Saturday) from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph's Church, Oil City.
 
SHIRLEY A. CORLE, 66 
Shirley A. Corle, 66, of 511 Colbert Ave., Oil City, died at 7:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the Northwest Medical Center, Franklin.
 
JUNIOR LEE HAYNES, 71 
Junior Lee Haynes, 71, of 146 North Main Street, Seneca, died at 3:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness.
 
LLOYD B. ARMSTRONG, 76 
Lloyd B. Armstrong, 76, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at Edinboro Manor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home.
 
JOHN R. 'JACK' HASBROUCK, 55 
John R. "Jack" Hasbrouck, 55, of Sumterville, Fla., died there. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, following an extended illness.

He was born in Titusville and had been a resident of Sumter County since 1998. Formerly, he was a resident of Missouri.

He had done maintenance work for the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Sumterville; two daughters, Nancy Marie Nelson of Cherokee, Iowa, and Brenda Ann Capel of Council Bluff, Iowa; two brothers, Larry Hasbrouck of Tidioute and Paul Hasbrouck of Titusville; six grandchildren, Brian, Benjamin, Annalie, Lisa, Laura and Leann, all of Iowa; and many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Dorothy Hasbrouck; a sister, Norma Jean; two brothers, Leslie and Donald Hasbrouck; and a nephew, Joshua James Hasbrouck.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Fla., where the funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday with Joseph Schroeder officiating. Interment with full military honors rendered by the Marine Corps League will take place in Florida National Cemetery.
 
JUNE W. NELSON, 87 
Mrs. June W. Nelson, 87, of Pleasantville, RD 1, died at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2001, at her residence.

She was born June 13, 1914, in Meadville to Harold and Mary Luskuski Whitman. She married Robert H. Nelson in February 1950 at Tidioute. He died Oct. 5, 1985.

She was last employed by Endeavor Lumber Co. as a cutter prior to her retirement.

She attended Titusville Area Senior Center.

Survivors include a son, Richard W. Nelson and his girlfriend, Jill Miller, of Pleasantville, RD 1; three grandchildren, Jacob Nelson of Titusville, Emily Nelson of Pleasantville and Matthew Nelson of Erie; four grandchildren; a half-brother, Merle Whitman of Titusville; three half-sisters, Bernice Vincent and Delores Albaugh of Titusville and Lorraine Sparks of Titusville.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Rosa Wierger Whitman; and a half-brother, Harold Whitman.

Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home on Monday from 12 a.m. to noon, at which time the funeral service will be conducted by Rev. James Nelson, pastor of Pleasantville Community Church, officiating.

Interment will be in Neilltown Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 322 1/2 W. Main St.
 
DORIS E. OPELT, 79 
Doris E. Opelt, 79, died at 10:37 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, in Beverly Healthcare of Oil City, where she had been a resident since May 1997. She formerly lived on East Bloss Street and in Central Towers.

She was born in Sandy Lake, a daughter of Claude R. and Myrta Reed Shuffstall.

She graduated from Cochranton High School.

She married Leonard L. Opelt Sr. on Oct. 24, 1959, in Grand Valley. He died May 23, 1991.

She formerly worked for Titusville Police Department as a school crossing guard for 21 years at South Side and Main Street schools.

She was a former member of Titusville EUB Church.

She enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Opelt of Pleasantville and Mrs. Michael (Linda) Classic of Escondido, Calif.; a son, Michael McFarland of Escondido, Calif.; a son and step-daughter, Gordon and Kathryn McFarland of Eatonton, Ga.; three step-sons, Leonard L. Opelt Jr. and Patrick F. Opelt of Titusville and Richard S. Opelt of Cochranton; Seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a step-granddaughter, two step-great-grandchildren and a niece.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Shuffstall and Aimee Ferrier; and four brothers, Kenneth, Lewis, Neal and Michael Shuffstall.

Friends will be received Monday at Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home Inc. from noon to 2 p.m., at which time the funeral service will be conducted by Rev. William c. Hopkins, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
 
WILLIAM 'BILL' ALDERMAN, 75 
William "Bill" Alderman, 75, of Bartow, Fla., died July 31, 2002, at Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., following complications from surgery.

He was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Erie. He moved to Florida from Pennsylvania 10 years ago.

Mr. Alderman had been employed as a general contractor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Shriners and the Beymer United Methodist Church in Winter Haven, Fla.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Army Air Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Cammillia "Millie" Alderman of Bartow, Fla.; two sons, Shane Alderman of Bartow, Fla., and Sean Alderman of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Jane E. Jones of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a brother, Jon C. Alderman of Titusville, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call today from 2 to 3 p.m. at Lakeland Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to Tuscan Lodge #6, Box 38, Bartow, Fla., 33831; or Tampa Shriners Hospital, 12502 Pine Dr., Tampa, Fla., 33612-9499.
 
REV. C. ELLSWORTH DEPEW, 85 
The Rev. C. Ellsworth Depew, 85, of 425 North Martin St., Titusville, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 2, 2002 at his residence following a brief illness.

Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St. on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be announced with the complete obituary will appear in Monday's newspaper.
 
SARABELLE 'SALLY' MARKLEY BERGERON, 62 
OAKDALE, La. - Sarabelle "Sally" Markley Bergeron, 62, died Oct. 10, 2002, in Oakdale, La.

She was born July 4, 1940, in Tryonville, the daughter of George and Lillian Markley of Tryonville.

Mrs. Bergeron was a graduate of Townville High School and worked in the textile industry for many years in Louisiana.

She was a member of First Emanuel Baptist Church in Oakdale, La.

She had received a heart transplant in 1994 and was a member of the Organ Donors Association.

Mrs. Bergeron is survived by her son, Mark Markley of Oakdale, La.; a granddaughter, Christina Markley of Oakdale, La.; three brothers, Kenneth Markley of Detroit, Mich., Richard Markley of Punta Gorda, Fla., and William Markley of Lake Panasofkee, Fla.; two sisters, Beverly Markley Winninger of Lacona, N.Y., and Gerry Markley Hecker of Warrensville, Ill., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, George Eugene Markley of Seagraves, Texas; and a sister, Evelyn Markley Eggleston of Titusville.
 
THELMA E. MILLER, 85 
Thelma E. Miller, 85, died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare - Titusville, where she had been a resident since Jan. 25, 2001.

She formerly lived on Water Street in Hydetown with her husband. They were known for their beautiful lighted Christmas display.

She was born March 5, 1917, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Edward W. and Hilda Glauber Champion.

She graduated from Wilkensburg High School in 1933.

She married Charles A. Miller Sr. on Oct. 27, 1948, in Pitcairn. Mr. Miller died Dec. 4, 1979.

Mrs. Miller was a member of St. Walburga Church and St. Titus Church Altar and Rosary Society. She was a former member of St. Titus Church, Titusville Business and Professional Women's Club, Titusville Area Hospital Auxiliary, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Auxiliary and a member of the board of directors of the American Red Cross.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Kenneth Sterling of Hydetown; her daughter-in-law, Tracy Miller of Titusville; five grandchildren, Kenneth Sterling and his wife, Celine, of Titusville, Rita Sterling Oliver and her husband, Richard, of Titusville, Heather Sterling Hilburn and her husband, John, of Hydetown, James Miller and Jennifer Miller, both of Titusville; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Rita Champion of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Edward B. Miller; and a sister, Madalyn Tingen.

No public calling hours will be observed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Walburga Church by Fr. V. David Foradori, pastor, Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements are by Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home Inc.
 
JOHN K. FUNK, 91 
DALLAS, Texas - Oilman, aviator, and philanthropist John K. Funk, 91, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, following an extended illness.

Born Nov. 7, 1911, in Titusville, Mr. Funk was the only surviving great grandson of the legendary Capt. A. B. Funk who, less than two years after Col. Edwin Drake's drilling of the world's first oil well in Titusville in August of 1859, drilled the famous "Fountain Well," the first free-flowing and largest producing well drilled to that time. Mr. Funk was the fourth generation of his family to be involved with the oil industry; his father, Wilbur Funk, managing the interests of Carter Oil in Tulsa, Okla., until his retirement in 1932.

Mr. Funk attended the public schools of Titusville and Tulsa, Okla., before completing a four-year program of studies at The New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., in 1933.

A pioneer in the aviation industry, Mr. Funk worked with founder Claude Ryan in the earliest days of Ryan Aircraft and was familiar with virtually all the aviator heroes of that era. With the beginning of World War II, Mr. Funk entered the government's air service at San Diego, flying governmental missions to the Island of Oahu, Canton Island, Nindi, Fiji, New Caledonia, and Brisbane, Australia.

Since 1949, Mr. Funk had been a resident of Dallas, where he continued and expanded his family's oil interests.

A life-long member of The First Presbyterian Church of Titusville and a devoted alumnus of The New Mexico Military Institute, Mr. Funk was also active in the work of the Republican Party and generously philanthropic with churches, schools, museums, hospitals, non-profit retirement homes and many other charitable causes in and around Dallas and throughout the country.

Known for his ready smile, his easy-going sense of humor, his extraordinary memory for names, dates and places, and his first-hand recollections of the early days of the aviation industry, Mr. Funk will be sadly missed by colleagues, friends, and family members alike.

Mr. Funk was married to the former Elsia Pat Estep, now deceased.

He is survived by two daughters, Jonnie Kay Myers and Henrietta B. Funk, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home of Dallas, Texas. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Monday with the Rev. Dr. Barry E. Cressman, Pastor of The First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, officiating.

The interment will take place in the Richview Cemetery, Dallas.
 
BRIAN A. PATTERSON, 36 
FRANKLIN - Trooper Brian A. Patterson, 36, of 12452 Gresham Road died at 1:58 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at UPMC Northwest, Franklin.

He was born May 17, 1966, in Titusville to Allan Patterson and Eva Wallace Leithead.

He married Julie Brickner on June 1. 1991, at First Presbyterian Church by Dr. Barry E. Cressman.

He was a graduate of Titusville High School with the class of 1984. He entered the police academy on Sept. 27, 1993, was stationed at Coudersport and currently in Franklin with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Mr. Patterson was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Titusville. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, and active with his children in 4-H. He enjoyed traveling, but most of all being at home with his wife and two children.

Survivors include his wife of Titusville; two children, Desirae and Tyler Patterson, both at home; his father and step-mother, Allan and Katy Patterson of Titusville; his mother and step-father, Eva and Joseph Leithead of Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Kelly Johnson and her husband, Kevin, of Titusville; his grandparents, Donald and Madolyn Patterson of Titusville; Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace of Titusville; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, George Wallace.

Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral service from the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Dr. Barry E. Cressman, pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery with honors conducted by officers of the Pennsylvania State Police.
 
CLIFFORD PATTERSON, 95 
DENVER - G. Clifford Patterson, 95, of 1950 S. Dayton St., Denver, Colo., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in the Ilifs of Care Nursing Home in Denver, where he had been a patient for three weeks.

Born July 24, 1907, at Titusville, he was a son of the late Irvin and Ethel Shaffer Patterson.

He married the former Jennie Silvers, who survives.

He graduated from Titusville High School.

Employed by The Titusville Herald for 18 years until 1950, he also worked as a proof reader for The Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News.

He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Denver.

A member and 32nd-degree Mason of Liberty Lodge 134, Free and Accepted Masons in Denver, he was active in various masonic and men's clubs, including the Masonic Consistory in Denver.

Survivors include: a son, Thomas Patterson of Barrington, Ill; three daughters, Helen Kreiger of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patricia "Pat" Greeb of Denver and Nancy Verdick of Aurora, Colo.; two brothers, Charles Patterson of Chapmanville and Donald Patterson of Titusville; a sister-in-law, Cleda Holliday of Grantsville, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

A brother, Glenn Patterson; and two sisters, Helen Walls and Ruth Patterson, died previously.

Friends may call today at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home from noon to 1 p.m., when a funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Edward Patterson, Mr. Patterson's nephew.

Interment will be Fairview Cemetery, Cherrytree Township, Venango County.
 
FRANCIS E. CRONE, 88 
Mrs. Frances E. Crone, 88, of 227 Water St. (Billie Brown Building), died at 10: 12 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Titusville Area Hospital following an extended illness.

Mrs. Crone was born on July 18, 1914, at Troy Township, a daughter of the late Wilton and Nellie Smith Crowther. She was married to Chester D. Crone on May 3, 1932, at Ripley, N.Y. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1999.

Mrs. Crone had attended the Titusville schools.

She attended Mt. Hope United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, working crossword puzzles and playing cards.

Mrs. Crone is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William (Jeanette) Englert of Tuscon, Ariz., and Mrs. Emerson (Joan) Sterling of Townville; six grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Crowther of Titusville; two sisters, Mrs. John (Florence) Strawbridge of Titusville and Mrs. Eleanor Walker of Dawson, Texas; two sister-in-laws, Mrs. Frances Crowther and Mrs. Genevieve "Babe" Crowther, both of Titusville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Crone, in 1949; and two brothers, Stanley and Ivan Crowther.

Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral service there on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Russell, pastor of the Mt. Hope/Pine Grove United Methodist Churches, officiating.

Interment will be in the Cochranton Cemetery.
 
GEORGIANNA JANE GARLAND, 84 
McCONNELLSBURG - Georgianna Jane Garland, 84, of the Fulton County Medical Center Extended Care Unit and formerly of 718 Garland Rd., Needmore, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg.

Born in Fulton County on Monday, March 31, 1919, she was the daughter of the late George and Effie (Kline) DeShong. She worked at Sagner Sewing Factory, McConnellsburg, and she also was a homemaker.

She was the widow of Jack Truax Garland, who passed away Oct. 4, 1997. They were married April 2, 1938.

She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren in Needmore.

She is survived by a daughter, Helen Cowell, of Sun City Center, Fla., and Titusville; a son, Dale Garland of Needmore; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold DeShong and Wayne DeShong, and one infant brother, George DeShong Jr.

Religious Service will be held at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren, Needmore, at 11 a.m. on Monday, with the Rev. Roger Truax officiating.

Internment will be at Pleasant Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Needmore.

There will be visitation on Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home, Inc., Harrisonville. There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Monday at the church.
 
CHARLES L. KNIGHT, 61 
RACELAND, La. - Charles L. Knight, 61, of Raceland, La., formerly of Centerville, died at 10:05 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Knight; daughters Laura Borne, Shelly Ordoyne and Ramona Mire; five grandchildren, Dylan Mire, Cole Ordoyne, Colleen Ordoyne, Austin Foret and Chandler Mire; mother Mildred Knight of Centerville; and a sister, Karen Appling of Jacksonville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Knight Sr.

Mr. Knight was a member of the chamber of commerce, Lions Club, GNOCC and other car clubs.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at 7 p.m. at the Victory Life Church, Lockport, La. His body was donated to Tulane Science and Research.


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