|Helen F. Fasenmyer
Helen F. Fasenmyer, 88, of Kapp Farm Lane, Shippenville, died Thursday
evening, May 30, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare-Shippenville.
Born Jan. 14, 1914, in Oil City, she was the daughter of Augustine
and Philomenia Selker Lauer.
She attended the Lauer School.
Mrs. Fasenmyer was a lifelong resident of the Shippenville area.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
Mrs. Fasenmyer was a member of St. Michael Church in Fryburg and a
member of the church's Rosary Society.
She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and
She was married Feb. 17, 1931, to Lawrence Fasenmyer Sr., who preceded
her in death Dec. 29, 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Dolores Kapp and her husband, William, of
Shippenville; six grandchildren, William J. Kapp of Shippenville, Debbie
Sobina of Oil City, Scott Fasenmyer, Kimberly Davis and Steve Fasenmyer,
all of Florida, and Dawn Kane of Michigan; seven great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are a brother, Paul Lauer of Shippenville; and two sisters-in-law,
Ione Lauer and Irene Lauer, both of Lucinda.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
a son, Lawrence (Sonny) Fasenmyer Jr. in 1981; three brothers, William,
Andrew and Augustine "Jack" Lauer; and two sisters, Agnes Dechant and an
infant sister, Frances.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the
Faller Funeral Home in Fryburg.
Parish vigil services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in St.
Michael Church with the Rev. David Poulson, pastor, presiding.
Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Msgr. Theobald
Fund for the benefit of St. Michael School.
Ronald J. Grazier
Ronald J. Grazier, 54, of 45622 Van Camp Lane, Titusville, died at
2:12 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Titusville Hospital shortly after
his arrival there.
Born July 10, 1947, in Titusville, he was a son of the late Jack and
Emily Jane Hazlett Grazier.
Mr. Grazier was a graduate of Titusville High School, class of 1965.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was honorably discharged June 17, 1976,
at Fort Hood, Texas, with the rank of sergeant.
He was employed as a certified nurses aide at the Oil City Presbyterian
Home until his retirement due to a disability.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with his
He was married July 8, 2001, to the former Nancy Hoisington, who survives.
Also surviving are seven children, Amy Rafalski of Valley, Ala., Ronald
J. Grazier Jr. and his wife, Tammy, Shane M. Grazier and his wife, Kathy,
Dennis A. Grazier and Christopher M. Grazier, all of Titusville, Scott
L. Grazier and his wife, Michelle, of West Point, Ga., and Jason P. Grazier
of Oil City; four step-children, Candice Tucker of Oil City, Mrs. Kevin
(Jessica) Whitman of Centerville, Christina Denham and Beth Denham, both
of Titusville; 16 grandchildren; two brothers, James L. Grazier and his
wife, Debbie, of Cooperstown and Dennis P. Grazier and his wife, Brenda,
of Titusville; a sister, Rebecca Thomas of Tyronville; and several nieces
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-niece,
Ainsley Elicia Hawke.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the
Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with Jack Hazlett officiating.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Titusville Hospital's
Cardiac Rehab Unit, 406 W. Oak St., Titusville, 16354, or to the American
Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Boulevard, Suite 700, Pittsburgh,
Amber Josephine Henry
Amber Josephine Henry, 79, of Altamonte Springs, Fla., formerly of
Clarion, died Friday, May 31, 2002, at the Florida Hospital-South in Orlando.
Born Oct. 24, 1922, in Strattanville, she was a daughter of the late
Norbert J. and Josephine Cyphert Reinsel.
Mrs. Henry was a homemaker and enjoyed china painting.
She was married to Charles W. Henry, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William J. Henry of Orlando, Fla.; and a
sister, Ginny Ross of Brackenridge.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the
Goble Funeral Home of Clarion.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Clarion
Howard Wayne Truitt
Howard Wayne Truitt, 78, of Fairmount City, died early Friday morning,
May 31, 2002, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born April 10, 1924, in Redbank Township, Clarion County, he was a
son of the late G.W. and Ottie Minich Truitt.
Mr. Truitt was a heavy equipment operator and a self-employed farmer.
He was a member of Operating Engineers Local 66 and the VFW in New
He was of the Protestant faith.
Mr. Truitt was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.
He was married Feb. 3, 1945, to the former Kathryn Darr, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Ronald W. Truitt of New Bethlehem RD
1, William Truitt of Mayport and Joseph Truitt of Fairmount City; two daughters,
Mrs. Michael (Melinda) Henry of Fairmount City and Mrs. Paul (Karen) Robinson
of Rimersburg; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Survivors also include a brother, Ira Truitt of Fairmount City; and
a sister, Mrs. Ray (Jean) Conner of Mayport.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law,
Brenda Truitt in 2000; two sisters, Phyllis Ferringer and Elaine Coyle;
and an infant brother.
Friends will be received from noon to 2 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the
Rupert Funeral Home, Mount Zion Road, Oak Ridge.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Paul Mitchell officiating.
Interment will follow at North Freedom Cemetery.
Lucille M. Gribble
Lucille M. Gribble, 84, of 2028 N. Vermont St., Arlington, Va., died
Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in the Oil City Presbyterian Home, Oil City.
Born Sept. 25, 1918, in Rockingham, Va., she was the daughter of the
late Cleve and Julie (Mathras) Runyan.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Duke (Pamela) Heinz of Oil City
and Roberta Poates of Frederick, Md.; a son, Paul Gribble and wife, Judy
of Front Royal, Va.; seven grandchildren, Mark and David Anderson of Oil
City, Melissa Zatlokowicz of Virginia, Noel Musselman of Florida, Joy Poates
of Frederick, Md., Dotty-Lou Hoffacker of Frederick, Md., and Cora Chapley
of Arlington, Va.; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband,
James M. Gribble.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Robert A. Pumphreys
Funeral Home, Rockville, Md.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park in Rockville Maryland.
Clarence 'Holly' Holibaugh
Clarence "Holly" Holibaugh, 78, of Distant, died at 6:23 p.m. Thursday,
Aug. 1, 2002, in the V.A. Medical Center in Pittsburgh following a short
Arrangements are being handled by the Rupert Funeral Home in New Bethlehem.
Donald Leroy Osborn
Donald Leroy Osborn, 77, of 5 Harold St., Oil City, died at 11:55 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in the West Unit of UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born Jan. 17, 1925, in Oil City, he was the son of Joseph M. and Nina
M. Hewston Osborn.
Mr. Osborn lived in the Oil City area all of his life, and attended
the Oil City schools.
Mr. Osborn was a fireman 1st class in the U.S. Navy, serving in World
War II from 1942 to 1946.
He was employed as a boiler operator at Pennzoil for more than 40 years.
Mr. Osborn was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church. He
did missionary work for the church, traveling to Haiti five times and to
He was a member of VFW Post 464 in Oil City.
Mr. Osborn also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was married Jan. 20, 1951, to Betty J. Mays, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Connie M. Osborn of Oil City and
Carol Ann Looker of Union City; three sons, Charles Leroy Osborn and James
Richard Osborn, both of Oil City, and Donald Leroy Osborn Jr. of Brunswick,
Md.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He is also survived by a sister, Jane Cumming of Oil City; a brother,
Thomas C. Osborn of Oil City; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was a brother, Joseph
M. Osborn Jr.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Hutchinson
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the funeral
home with the Rev. John Emigh, pastor of the Calvary United Methodist Church
and the Rev. Donald Poole, pastor of the Knox United Methodist Church,
Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC Northwest West Unit, 1 Spruce
St., Franklin, 16323
Leroy L. Phillips
Leroy L. Phillips, 71, of Tionesta, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002,
in the West Unit Cancer Center of UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born June 14, 1931, in Mackeyville, W. Va., he was the son of the late
Sylvester and Buena Pennington Phillips.
He was a member of the President Chapel in President.
Mr. Phillips was a Tionesta township supervisor at the time of his
death and was employed by Yellow Rose Transit of Tionesta.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.
Mr. Phillips was married March 31, 1956 to Doris Ann (Smith) Phillips,
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Michael L. and Darlene
Phillips and Billy D. and Linda, all of Tionesta; two daughters, Mrs. Michael
(Susan P.) Geyer of Marienville and Mrs. Kevin (Cindy J.) Guth of Franklin;
11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by a brother, Lonnie Phillips and wife, Mary, of
Mackeyville; and two sisters, Mrs. Alton (Lorene) Arnold of Mackeyville
and Mrs. Paul (Lela) Sponaugle of Holly Meadows, W. Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Wayne
A. Phillips, who died in 1996; two brothers in infancy; and a great-grandaughter
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. today in the Norman J. Wimer Funeral
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the funeral home
with the Rev. Pam Mansfield, pastor of the President Chapel, officiating.
Burial will be at Wolf's Corners Cemetery, Washington Twp., Clarion
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Robert E. Amsler
Robert E. Amsler, 68, of Parker, died at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22,
2002, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin, following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 23, 1933, in Parker, he was the son of the late Paul Amsler
Sr. and Esta Francisco Amsler.
He was a 1953 graduate of the former Parker High School.
Mr. Amsler served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. Most
of his service was in the Mediterranean area of operations.
He was employed briefly at the former glass company, bakery and service
stations, all in Parker. He and his brother, Don, then bought the former
Loyal Moyer Service Station in Parker and operated the business under the
name of Bob and Don's Service Station for many years.
At the same time, Mr. Amsler worked for Pullman-Standard in Butler
until the plant's closing. He then became the operator-manager for Montgomery
Tank Lines in Parker and later worked in the same capacity for Allwaste
Co. in Parker until retirement due to health reasons.
Mr. Amsler was a member of the Charles A. Black Post 598, American
Legion, in Parker, the Parker City Lodge No. 521, F & A.M., and the
Sandy Lake Sportsmen Club. He was a former Rotarian in Parker.
He was a life member of the Parker City Volunteer Fire Department and
was named Man of the Year in 1999 by the fire department. He also served
on the Fire Police.
Mr. Amsler served more than 30 years on Parker City Council.
He was a Protestant.
Mr. Amsler was married Nov. 27, 1958, to Jaunita Greenert, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Tina Amsler of Parker; four sons, Robert
Amsler Jr., DuWayne "Bud" Amsler and Richard "Rick" Amsler, all of Parker,
and William "Bill" Amsler of Columbia, S.C.; and nine grandchildren.
He also is survived by three brothers, Jack Amsler and Steve Amsler,
both of Knox, and Don Amsler of Carlisle; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Amsler was preceded in death by a brother,
Paul Amsler Jr.; and a sister, Mary Mitchell.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the H. Jack
Buzard Funeral Home, Wayne Street, Parker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Richard Anschutz, pastor of the Parker Presbyterian Church,
Interment will be in the Parker Presbyterian Cemetery.
Delbert Clair Stockdill
Delbert Clair Stockdill, 76, of Stockdill Road, Sligo, died at 7:30
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center near Sligo following a lingering illness.
Born Sept. 12, 1926, in Rimersburg, he was the son of John James and
Cora M. Bailey Stockdill.
He attended the Kissinger Mill School.
Mr. Stockdill spent his entire life working on the Stockdill Family
Farm in Piney Township, Clarion County.
He enjoyed farming and working with farm animals.
Mr. Stockdill was a Protestant.
Surviving are two brothers, Clarence Fenton Stockdill and Herbert Eugene
Stockdill and wife, Emma, all of Sligo; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1963; his mother in 1971;
two brothers, John Stockdill, Dec. 4, 1992, and William Stockdill, April
15, 1972; and four sisters, Mary Minick in 1993, Violet Stockdill, Feb.
12, 1982, Alice Peters, Oct. 30, 1990, and an infant, Dorothy M. Stockdill,
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Richard
D. Hillis Funeral Home, Rimersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. David A. Bailey, minister of visitation of the Park Hill
Church of God, West Freedom, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rimersburg Cemetery.
Betty Hovis Langdon Beightol
Betty Hovis Langdon Beightol, 85, of Erie, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002,
in Ball Pavilion Nursing Home, Erie, after a lengthy illness.
Born Nov. 1, 1917, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of J.
Lee and Grace Hovis.
Mrs. Beightol had resided in Erie since 1958.
She was a graduate of Oil City High School.
Soon after moving to Erie, Mrs. Beightol was employed as a residential
real estate agent.
During the 1960s and 1970s, she had been employed as a secretary at
Messiah Lutheran Church, Erie, where she had been a member and was active
in several church groups.
Mrs. Beightol had a keen interest in house design and had designed
four homes, three of which she and her family had occupied.
She enjoyed bridge and had been an avid square dancer in her 20s and
Mrs. Beightol first was married to LaVerne C. Langdon, who preceded
her in death. Her second husband, Kenneth D. Beightol, also is deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Philip Langdon of New Haven, Conn., and Scott
Langdon of Grifton, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Dusckas Funeral Home
East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie.
Bette A. Flaherty
Bette A. Flaherty, 78, of 7 Vo-Tech Drive, Apt. 8D, Oil City, died
at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin, after
an extended illness.
Born Aug. 14, 1924, in Franklin, she was the daughter of Jacob E. and
Concetta Zappia Pangallo.
She was a 1942 graduate of Franklin High School.
Mrs. Flaherty worked for 10 years at the Woodside Building at Polk
Center, retiring in 1984.
She was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Siverly.
Mrs. Flaherty also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oil
She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching professional football,
baseball and basketball. She loved to be around family.
Mrs. Flaherty was married in St. Patrick Church, Franklin, in April
1952, to George O. "Ace" Flaherty, who died Feb. 2, 1983.
Surviving are a son and his wife, James M. and Wendy Flaherty of Oil
City; a daughter, Katherine F. Flaherty of Oil City; one grandson, Michael
J. Flaherty of Oil City; and one stepgranddaughter, Destiny Renee Holowell
of Oil City.
She also is survived by one sister, Frances Simanteris of Franklin;
and several nieces and nephews.
Miss Martha Seber, 79, of Bastrop, Texas, formerly of Franklin, died
Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, in Gonzales Warm Spring Rehabilitation Center, Gonzales,
Born July 25, 1923, in Jackson Township, she was the daughter of Christ
and Anna M. McDaniel Seber.
Miss Seber retired as a dietary aide from Polk Center.
She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of
Surviving are two sisters, Florence Vann Ausdall of Bastrop, Texas,
and Mary Billig of Hilliard, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Miss Seber was preceded in death by two
brothers, Albert Seber and Charles Seber.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Robert W. Gardinier
Funeral Home, Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Greg Beeman, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
Interment will be in Cooperstown Cemetery.
Hazel Rae Todd
Hazel Rae Todd, 89, of Lamartine, Emlenton RD, died unexpectedly Wednesday,
Nov. 20, 2002, at the home of her son in Foxburg.
Born Sept. 5, 1913, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, she was the daughter of
James L. and Huldah Taggart Whipkey.
Mrs. Todd was a very talented artist, working out of her home. She
was a member of the Bi-County Artist Association.
She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the DeHart-Rossman-Wenner
American Legion Post No. 997 of Lamartine.
Mrs. Todd was a homemaker.
She was married June 29, 1935, to James C. Todd, who preceded her in
death Nov. 10, 2002.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, James M. and Janet Todd of
Foxburg and Gregory N. and Nancy Todd of Carlisle; a granddaughter, Laura
Springer of Norman, Okla.; a grandson, James C. Todd of Carlisle; four
great-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter, Christinna Fairchild of Yukon,
Okla.; and three step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Todd was preceded in death
by a son, Dan E. Todd; and two grandsons, Christopher J. Todd and Michael
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the William
N. Rupert Mortuary, Knox.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Lamartine.
Helen J. Driscoll
Helen J. Driscoll, 88, formerly of 304 Oak Road, Oil City, died at
7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, in Beverly Healthcare, Oil City.
The Reinsel Funeral Home in Oil City is in charge of arrangements.
Paul B. Wolfe
Paul B. Wolfe, 76, of Summerville, RR 1, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002,
in Punxsutawney Hospital.
Born April 8, 1926, in Knoxdale, he was the son of the late Harry Boyd
and Mae Smith Wolfe.
He was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army serving in
World War II.
Mr. Wolfe had been employed in both strip mining and as a factory worker.
He was a member of the NRA.
His hobbies included hunting and fishing.
He was married Nov. 21, 1991, to the former Betty Elaine Smith who
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Donald Wolfe,
Butch Wolfe and Mike Wolfe all of Michigan; two daughters, Shirley Salsgiver
of North Carolina and Jean Wolfe of Michigan; and numerous grandchildren
Also surviving are two brothers, Leroy Wolfe of Brookville and Gardner
Wolfe of Maryland; and a sister, Alma Malcolm of Erie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers,
Earl Wolfe, Lincoln Wolfe and Harvey Wolfe; and three sisters, Mary Bell
Troutman, Dorothy Mauk and Florence Thunberg.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Furlong Funeral Home,
corner of Broad Street and First Ave., Summerville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Mike Garvey of the She-muel Ministries of Westville, officiating.
Interment will be in Worthville Cemetery, Ringgold Township, Jefferson
Wilbur E. 'Bill' Swarthout
A memorial service has been set for Wilbur E. "Bill" Swarthout, 69,
of 617 E. Spruce St., Titusville, who died Thursday, July 11, 2002, from
injuries he received in a motor vehicle accident.
Mr. Swarthout was born Nov. 2, 1932 at home on Plum Street in Oil City.
He was a graduate of the Oil City High School, class of 1951.
Mr. Swarthout had been employed at Foster Forbes Glass Plant in Oil
City for 321/2 years until the time of his retirement on April 14, 1984.
Friends of Mr. Swarthout may attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday
in the Diamond United Methodist Church, five miles west of Titusville,
Route 27, with the Rev. Gerald Miller, pastor, officiating.
The Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville,
is in charge of arrangements.
E. Viola Callander
E. Viola Callander, 78, of West Freedom, died unexpectedly Friday,
Nov. 29, 2002, at her home.
Born Dec. 6, 1923, in Cherry Run, Clarion County, she was a daughter
of J. Glenn and Mary E. Hawk Thompson.
She was a 1941 graduate of Union High School in Rimersburg.
She attended the United Methodist Church in West Freedom and was a
member of Phoebe Rebekah Lodge 123 of Clarion.
She was married March 15, 1941, to Donel C. Callander, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Leslie Callander of West Freedom; a daughter,
Mrs. Larry (Elaine) Simpson of West Freedom; a brother, Fred Thomspon of
Clintonville; and two sisters, Mrs. Ronel (Ellen) Callander of Dutch Hill,
Clarion County, and Mrs. Williard (Alvera) Leckliter of Silver Creek, N.Y.
Survivors also include eight grandchildren, Mrs. James (Laurie) Stants
of West Freedom, Wesley Callander of Parker, Elliott Callander of West
Freedom, John Callander of West Freedom, Vincent Callander of Parker, Scott
Freeberg of Houtzdale, Mrs. Mark (Mary Beth) Conner of St. Petersburg and
Mrs. Wayne (Wendy) Griffin of Clarion; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant
daughter; a brother, Eugene Thompson; and a sister, Leona Courson.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the
H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, Wayne Street, Parker.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the United Methodist
Church of West Freedom with the Rev. Bessie Maihle, retired United Methodist
Church pastor, and the Rev. Barry Wyant, pastor of the United Methodist
Church of West Freedom, officiating.
Interment will be in Rimersburg Cemetery.
Lois Mae Conklin
Lois Mae Conklin, 66, of 7611 Franklin Pike, Meadville, died Wednesday,
Nov. 27, 2002, at her residence.
Born May 20, 1936, in Franklin, she was a daughter of Harold W. and
Gladys E. Hogue Frank.
She graduated from Cranberry High School and attended stenography school
Mrs. Conklin was a freelance court reporter in both Crawford and Erie
counties for 24 years.
She was a member of St. Mark Church of Christ and the National Shorthand
She was married July 10, 1961, to Thompson "Tom" E. Conklin, who survives.
Also surviving are her mother in Meadville; two sons, Mark Conklin
and his wife, Karen, of Erie, and Ted Conklin and his wife, Christina,
of Meadville; and two grandchildren, Crystal Marie Conklin and Joelle Mae
She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services were held Friday at St. Mark Church of Christ with
the Rev. Richard Haugh of the church officiating.
Interment was in Heckathorn Cemetery, Oil City.
The Dickson Family Funeral Home of Cochranton was in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Hospice of Crawford County,
448 Pine St., Meadville; the Crawford County unit of the American Cancer
Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville; or St. Mark Church of Christ, Franklin
Betty Jean Coogan
Betty Jean Coogan, 74, of Red Coach Manor, Oil City, died at 10 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at the Presbyterian Home in Oil City after an extended
Born April 19, 1928, in Wyandotte, Mich., she was a daughter of the
late Harry and Leah Collin Reid.
She was raised in Ohio.
A homemaker, she had worked for 10 years at Polk Center in the Meadowside
Building until a disability forced her early retirement.
Her interests included cooking, traveling, her favorite soap operas
and her grandchildren.
She was married Feb. 13, 1960, in Winchester, Va., to James J. Coogan,
Also surviving are seven children, Jackie Eaton and her husband, Richard,
of Seneca, Richard Weese of Cleveland, Ohio, William Weese of Sharon, Robert
Seliskar of Tampa, Fla., Michael Coogan and his wife, Marsha, of Chesapeake,
Va., Jim Coogan and his wife, Traci, of Oil City, and Kim Berry and her
husband, Tom, of Oil City; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Survivors also include a brother, James Reid of Painesville, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Anthony
Seliskar; two sisters and three brothers.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Reinsel
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Our
Lady Help of Christians Church in Siverly with Monsignor Robert J. Smith,
the vicar general of the Erie Diocese, presiding.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association
or the Oil City Presbyterian Home.