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Theodore H. Aites Jr.
Theodore H. Aites Jr., 69, of 20 Buchanan St., Rouseville, died at 11:10 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2001, in the Transitional Care Unit of Northwest Medical Center, Oil City. 
Born April 15, 1932, in Oil City, he was a son of the late Theodore H. Aites Sr. and Mary Dunkerly Aites. 
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having been in the National Guard that was mobilized in 1952. He was in the U.S. Army with the 112th Infantry, 28th Division, where he was a platoon sergeant. 
Mr. Aites had worked at Worthington, then worked 29 years at Foster Forbes and last worked at Venango Newspapers. 
He had been police chief of Rouseville Borough for 17 years. He also was a constable and served as a Venango County deputy sheriff. 
Mr. Aites was a member of the Fraternal Lodge No. 483, F. & A.M., Venango Lodge of Perfection, the Coudersport Consistory and the Acacia Grotto. 
He was married Dec. 6, 1958, to Mary Jo Barr, who survives. 
Also surviving are three sons, Mark Allen Aites of Seneca, Timothy Bruce Aites and his wife, Jo Ann, and Matthew John Aites and his wife, Michelle Lea, all of Rouseville; a daughter and her husband, Terri Lee and Chris Weber of Dempseytown; and six grandchildren, Linden "Sam" Aites, Jessica Aites, Bianca Aites, Nicholas Aites, Rachel Aites and Kristen Aites. 
He also is survived by three sisters, Clara Dittman of Tippery, Betty Apel of Florida and Mary "Duke" Gutowski of Albion; a half sister, Sandra Norcross of Florida; a stepsister, Judy Swartzfager of Erie; four half brothers, Ronald Aites, William Aites, Raymond Aites and Robert Aites; and several nieces and nephews. 
There will be no visitation. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Entombment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens. 
The Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Fulmer
Darlene Fulmer, 54, of Vowinckel, died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Clarion Hospital. 
Born Dec. 28, 1944, in Russellton, she was a daughter of Charles and Bessie Divelbiss Stuckey of Leeper. 
Mrs. Fulmer enjoyed quilts, ceramics, euchre, hunting and working in her yard. 
She attended the Greenwood United Methodist Church. 
Mrs. Fulmer was married in July 1964 to Edward Clair Fulmer, who survives. 
Surviving, in addition to her parents and husband, are a daughter, Charlene Falk of Georgia; and two grandchildren, Lee Fulmer and Shawn Falk of Georgia. 
She also is survived by a brother, Chester H. Stuckey of Washington, Pa.; a sister, Charlotte Foster of Russellton; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Mrs. Fulmer was preceded in death by a son, Edward Charles Clair Fulmer, April 7, 2001. 
Friends and family may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Borland Funeral Home Inc. in Leeper. 
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Daniel Richter, pastor of the Greenwood United Methodist Church, officiating.

Bettie Lee Stom
Bettie Lee Stom, 65, of Waterson Road, Clarion, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 13, 2001, in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. 
Born Nov. 4, 1935, in McCloud, Calif., she was a daughter of Leonel and Letha Alton. 
Mrs. Stom was employed as a food service worker for more than 20 years at the Brookville Area Schools. 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clarion where she was active in Bible school, memorial committee and numerous other church groups. 
Mrs. Stom enjoyed reading, travel, spoiling her grandchildren, playing cards and gardening. 
She was married Feb. 8, 1955, to Dale F. Stom of Clarion. He survives. 
Also surviving are one son, Randall C. Stom of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren, Hunter, Jordan and Macy Stom, all of Bethlehem, Pa.; and one sister, Violet Robinson of Cleveland, Tenn. 
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stom was preceded in death by one sister, Lela Crouch. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Goble Funeral Home of Clarion. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Keith Richardson officiating. 
Interment will follow in the New Rehobeth Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Clarion.

HAROLD W. ARMSTRONG
Harold W. Armstrong, 82, of Stoneboro, died Monday morning, May 14, 2001, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, from injuries sustained in an auto accident shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Routes 8 and 62 on 15th Street Hill, Franklin.
Born Feb. 26, 1919, in Mineral Township, Venango County, he was a son of Lester L. and Sarah E. Kilgore Armstrong.
Mr. Armstrong was a graduate of Sandy Lake High School.
He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II.
Mr. Armstrong was a dairy farmer and school bus driver and retired in 1981 from Polk Center where he worked for 17 years.
He was a member of the Irwin Presbyterian Church of Stoneboro, Worth Township.
Mr. Armstrong was a member of Millbrook Grange No. 1601, a 60-year member of the Sandy Lake Odd Fellows and a charter member of the Star Promenaders & Shindiggers.
He was married Nov. 16, 1943, to Lois M. Means, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Shirley) McCandless of Slippery Rock and Mrs. Steve, (Darlene) Medley of Kearney, Mo.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Pearl Adams of Franklin.
The family will receive friends and family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Alexander-McMullen Funeral Home, Sandy Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Harold Greenway, pastor of the Irwin Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hendersonville Cemetery.

MILDRED ESTHER JORDAN
Mildred Esther Jordan, 84, of the Concordia Lutheran Home in Cabot, formerly of Perry Township, Clarion County, died of natural causes Monday morning, May 14, 2001, in Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 27, 1916, in Perry Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of Israel Clyde and Catherine Barger Jordan.
Miss Jordan, along with her brothers and sisters, owned and operated the Jordan farm near Dutch Hill in Clarion County all of their adult lives until their retirement.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Mae Kriebel of Freeport Road, Butler, and Margaret Ruth Jordan of Concordia Lutheran Home, Cabot; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Miss Jordan was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry Lester Jordan and John Jordan; one sister, Ethel Grace Porter, and an infant sister.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, Wayne Street, Parker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dutch Hill.

Maya Lynn Schleifer
Maya Lynn Schleifer, daughter of John Andrew Schleifer Jr. and Rebecca Jane Wilson of Franklin RR 4, was stillborn Sunday, May 13, 2001, in Northwest Medical Center at Franklin.
Surviving, in addition to her parents, are grandparents, Steven and Carol Wilson of Franklin, John Schleifer Sr. of Hendersonville and Anna Schleifer of Alexandria, La.; and great-grandparents, Robert and Rebecca Beach and Ron and Jane Wilson, all of Franklin; Robert Schleifer of Grove City; and Mary Cosson and James Cosson, both of Pensacola, Fla.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandmother.
A private funeral service will be handled by the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Center Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at DuBois Regional Medical Center, P.O. Box 447, DuBois, 15801.

ROSE M. SEDOK SHOUP
Rose M. Sedok Shoup, 86, of East Brady Heights, East Brady, died at 1:05 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2001, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a week-long illness.
Born Dec. 21, 1914, in Clarion County, she was a daughter of Samuel and Anna Fugina Lackovic.
Mrs. Shoup was retired after 15 years as head cook at the former Grandview Convalescent Home, Clarion, now Beverly Healthcare.
She was a member of St. Richard Roman Catholic Church in Rimersburg.
On April 23, 1932, she married Thomas Sedok, who died April 30, 1966.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Chris (Barbara Ann) Henderson of East Brady RD 1; three sons, Edward F. Sedok of Forest Lake, Minn., Thomas R. Sedok of Cadogan and Gerald J. Sedok of Carlisle; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, John, Frank, Charles, Mark and Steve Lackovic; and a half sister, Anna Krotec.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Varner Funeral Home of Rimersburg.
A parish prayer service will be held at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Richard Catholic Church in Rimersburg with the Rev. William Kuba, pastor, presiding.
Interment will follow in St. Eusebius Cemetery near East Brady.

Albert J. 'Brownie' Brown
Albert J. "Brownie" Brown, 83, of 222 First Ave., Rouseville, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie. 
Born Sept. 21, 1918, in Rouseville, he was a son of Robert and Nettie Rosenburg Brown. 
Mr. Brown was a machinist at Betts Machine, retiring in 1977. 
He was a member of the Rouseville United Methodist Church. 
Mr. Brown also was a member of the Rouseville Volunteer Fire Department and was a life member of the Oil City Eagles. 
He built a summer home in Eagle Rock and enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports. 
Mr. Brown was married May 23, 1942, to the former Dorothy E. Gathers, who died Aug. 4, 2001. 
Surviving are a son, Robert Brown of Oil City; a daughter, Katherine Gift of Lake Worth, Fla.; six grandchildren, Mike Campbell, Scott Campbell, Rob Brown, Robin Dodd, Chad Brown and Kerri Brown; and 11 great-grandchildren. 
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Brown was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Brown, five brothers, Robert, Freddie, Melvin, Leroy and Carl; and six sisters, Nettie, Icy, Mary, Agnes, Ruby and Betty. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Morrison Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. John C. Boor, pastor of the Rouseville United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Michael Campbell, grandson of Mr. Brown, officiating. 
Interment will be in Rynd Farm Cemetery. 
The family suggests memorials be made to the Rouseville United Methodist Church or to the Rouseville Volunteer Fire Department.

CLARENCE 'DALE' CORBETT 
Clarence "Dale" Corbett, 81, of Cochranton died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at the Meadville Medical Center. 
Born June 14, 1920, in Frenchcreek Township, he was the son of Clarence and Wyona Amos Corbett. 
He was married July 14, 1944, to the former Ila Orr who survives. 
Mr. Corbett served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from Feb. 26, 1942 to Dec. 5, 1945, and received the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, American Campaign Medal, European-African and Middle East Campaign Medals. 
He retired in 1980 from Trinity Industries in Greenville. He also worked in construction and farming. 
Mr. Corbett enjoyed NASCAR racing, sports and gardening. 
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Diane) Robinson of Grand Rapids, Mich., Gloria Corbett of Carlton and Rose Corbett of Meadville; two sisters, Mrs. Lyle (Marian) McCartney of Illinois and Mrs. Alice Burchfield of Rocky Grove; and several nieces and nephews. 
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were three brothers, Frank, Norman and Eugene. 
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, Cochranton. 
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. 
Rev. Andrew Stallsmith, retired Methodist minister, will officiate. 
Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Garden, Meadville. 
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Cochranton Volunteer Ambulance Service. 

BARBARA ANN DALY 
Barbara Ann Daly, 52, of Kemmer Road, Summerville, Clarion County, died at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, in her home following a lengthy illness. 
Born May 11, 1949, in Butler, she was the daughter of Charles William and Margaret Hartman Daugherty. Her parents preceded her in death. 
She was married May 27, 1978, to Bernie Daly who survives. 
Mrs. Daly worked as an aide for the Clarion-Forest Visiting Nurses Association and at various nursing homes throughout Clarion County. She also worked at the Capt. Loomis Hotel in Clarion. 
She and her husband operated the Magic Forests Kennel at Summerville. 
Mrs. Daly taught dog obedience classes throughout Clarion County. She also showed dogs and was a very experienced dog trainer and behaviorist. She belonged to the New Castle Kennel Club, the DuBois-Jefferson Kennel Club, the Allegheny Pekingese Club and the Canton, Ohio, Pekingese Club. 
She was a member of the St. Nicholas Church at Crates. 
Surviving in addition to her husband and their numerous canine companions are her mother-in-law, Helen Daly of Summerville; her step-mother, Dolores Daugherty of Butler; a sister, Deborah Romeo of Delaware; three brothers, Dennis Daugherty and Richard Daugherty, both of Butler, and Joseph Harvey of Crawford County; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were a brother, William Frederick Daugherty, and a special friend, Annie Davis. 
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home, Clarion. 
A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Nicholas Church, Crates. Rev. William Laska, pastor, will officiate. 
Interment will be in St. Nicholas Church Cemetery. 
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Clarion-Forest VNA, Main Street, Knox, 16232. 

HARVEY LEE DUNKLE 
Harvey Lee Dunkle, 64, of Marienville died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at the Brookville Hospital. 
Arrangements are being handled by the Ronald McDonald Funeral Home in Marienville. 
A complete obituary will be published Tuesday. 

ARLENE V. HUGUS 
Arlene V. Hugus, 89, of Knox, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17, 2001, at the Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville following a short illness. 
Born May 29, 1912, in Venus, she was the eldest daughter of the late Harry P. and Olive M. Detar Kahle. 
She married W. Oscar Hugus, the Keystone Elementary School supervisor, Aug. 10, 1935. He preceded her in death in 1986. 
She was a graduate of Shippenville High School. 
Mrs. Hugus was a member of the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church of Ninevah where she taught the Women's Bible Class and sang in the church choir for many years. She was recognized in 1989 by the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association for 50 years of service in Sunday School. 
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara J. and Harold G. Baker of Knox; three sisters, Janet E. Hanna and her husband Rev. James G. Hanna of Knox, Louise A. Dunn of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Evelyn J. Kapp of Clark's Summit; a granddaughter and her husband, J. Lanea and Donald C. Burns of Knox; two great-grandchildren, Jennifer E. and Emily O. Burns, both of Knox; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband and parents were an infant son and two brothers-in-law, Paul E. Dunn and Glenn W. Kapp. 
Friends were received Sunday at the William N. Rupert Mortuary Inc. in Knox. They will also be received from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the Grace Evangelical Church in Ninevah. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the church. Rev. Richard Osberg, pastor of the church, will officiate. 
Interment will follow at the Knox Union Cemetery. 
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Grace Evangelical Church Building Fund, 2561 Grace Church Road, Knox, 16232, or to the Clarion-Forest VNA, Main Street, Knox, 16232. 

JEFFREY SCOTT SWOGGER 
Jeffrey Scott Swogger, 33, of 1824 Wagner Ave., Erie, formerly of Cochranton, died Friday, Nov. 16 at St. Vincent Health Care, Erie, following a sudden illness. 
Born Jan. 28, 1968, in Meadville, he was a son of Patricia Hager Bravinder and Bruce Swogger. 
He was a graduate of Cochranton High School and continued his education at Memorial Tech of Erie, graduating in 1986. 
He was married June 15, 1993, to the former Wendy Pfaff who survives. 
Mr. Swogger was employed as a machinist at the R. M. Kerner Co. in Erie. 
He was a member of various snowmobile clubs. 
Mr. Swogger was a Protestant. 
Surviving in addition to his wife are his mother, Patricia Bravinder of Erie; his father and his wife, Bruce and Sandy Swogger of Carlton; a brother and his wife, Brad and Linda Swogger of Erie; a sister-in law Tina Klink and her husband Al of Fredonia. 
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Ronald Dickson Funeral Home in Cochranton. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Dr. Charles Van Dyne, pastor of the Hadley and Kennard Presbyterian Churches will officiate. 
Interment will be in the Milledgeville Cemetery, Carlton.

Edgar L. Pence
Edgar L. Pence, 99, formerly of Liberty Towers, Clarion, and Leatherwood, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, in Clarion Hospital. 
Born July 3, 1902, in Porter Township, Clarion County, he was a son of Elmer L. and Della Mae Marshall Pence. 
Mr. Pence was a farmer. 
He was an active member of the Leatherwood Church where he served as an elder. 
Mr. Pence was married Aug. 30, 1935, to Edna Mae Ellenberger, who survives. 
Also surviving are four daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Jack Kirkpatrick of Warren, Ohio, Rose Ann and Joseph Banner of Clarion, Evelyn and Larry Deal of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Norma Jean and Bill Johnson of Urbana, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. 
In addition to his parents, Mr. Pence was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Carl, Owen and John; two sisters, Caroline Sigworth and Alice McCauley; two half brothers, Howard and Earl Pence; a half sister, Ethel Yount; a son-in-law, Donald R. Cline; and one great-grandson. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Goble Funeral Home of Clarion. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Bill Johnson of Urbana, Ohio, and the Rev. Nelson Confer of Warren, officiating. 
Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery, Frogtown.

Virginia M. Reagle
Virginia M. Reagle, 79, formerly of 208 Vogan Road, Sandy Lake, died at 8:56 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. 
Born Feb. 10, 1922, in Franklin, she was a daughter of Joseph Elias and Versie Belle Shaner Rummell. 
Mrs. Reagle primarily was a homemaker but worked at several jobs locally. 
She was faithful in her support of the American Cancer Society, North Shore Animal Society (for the protection of animals) and the American Society for the Prevention of Blindness. 
Mrs. Reagle was a Protestant. 
She enjoyed reading, gardening, the outdoors and unusual recipes. 
Mrs. Reagle was married April 30, 1952, to Reuben Bruce Reagle, who died Nov. 15, 1990. 
Surviving are four children, Lynda Jenkins of Slippery Rock, Virginia Smith of Jackson Center, Sylvia Gehres of New Lebanon and Pamela Smith of Stoneboro; 10 grandchildren, Missi Reagle and Kara Jenkins, both of Slippery Rock, Kelly Welch of Franklin, John Ziegler of Sharon, David Ziegler of Mercer, Bruce Smith of Jackson Center, Heather Smith of Grove City, Melinda Smith of Greenville and Becky Smith and Marlene Smith, both of Stoneboro; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Reagle was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Hummell; and three grandchildren, Shauna Jenkins, Jason Smith and Amy Smith. 
Private services will be held in the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Bole, hospice minister, officiating. 
Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, North Shore Animal Society or to the American Society for the Prevention of Blindness.


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