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Mary Elizabeth 'Betty' Corbett
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Corbett, 87, of East Brady, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo.
Born April 4, 1915, in New Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Walter R. and Alice L. Over Nale.
Mrs. Corbett was a homemaker.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of East Brady and a former member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 311, East Brady.
She was married June 20, 1940, to James C. Corbett, who survives in Brookville.
Also surviving are two sons, James R. Corbett of East Brady and William B. Corbett of Butler; and two grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Charles B. Buechele Funeral Home, 105 Fourth St., East Brady.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of East Brady with the Rev. Richard C. Russell, church pastor, officiating.
Private interment will be in Clarion Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 495, East Brady, 16028.

Frances Weston Eiler
Frances Weston Eiler, 89, a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville since 1998, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at the Meadville Medical Center.
Born March 15, 1913, in Utica, she was a daughter of John and Lula Shoemaker Deeter.
Mrs. Eiler was a homemaker and enjoyed flower gardening, cooking and her family.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Meadville.
She married Paul H. Weston, and he preceded her in death in 1961.
She then was married June 29, 1962, to V.W. Eiler III, who preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1976.
Surviving are a son, Dennis P. Weston and his wife, Monnie, of Meadville; two grandsons, Chad Weston and his wife, Stefanie, and Jason Weston and his wife, Amy; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Beatrice Wright, Charlotte Deeter, Jean Dietl and Winifred Wood; and six brothers, Max, Victor, Elwood, Paul, Clair and Robert Deeter.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.
Private funeral and committal services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Drew Elling, associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Greendale Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., Meadville, 16335; or Wesbury United Methodist Community, 31 N. Park Extension, Meadville, 16335.

Terrance Meddock
Terrance Meddock, 56, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Oil City, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, in Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Born Sept. 20, 1946, in Oil City, he was a son of Lee and Hazel Meddock.
He graduated in 1964 from Oil City High School and graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1968 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in marketing.
He worked for Montgomery Ward, in credit store management, as assistant store manager and as operating manager to the regional staff.
He became general manager of Cross Creek Resort in 1974.
In 1980, he became executive sales manager and country club general manager of Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.
In 1981, he was named president and general manager of Foxfire Inn and Country Club.
He returned to Oil City as owner and manager of Sloan Insurance Agnecy and in 1989, went to work for Burns and Burns Associates, where he became vice president and general manager of the Seneca office and then went to the Clarion office as senior sales agent.
He was president of both the Home Care Board and the Foundation Board of the Visiting Nurses Association, was president of Wanango Country Club, was president of the Venango County Area Tourist Promotion Agency, volunteered with the United Way campaign and served as a volunteer coach of the Oil City High School golf team.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Oil City and attended both the South Harborcreek United Methodist Church of Erie and the United Methodist Church of Pine Hills in Orlando.
He was married Feb. 14, 1970, to the former Sherry Roddy of Oil City, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Lisa Meddock of Philadelphia; and a son, Ryan Meddock of Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, in Orlando, Fla., with the Rev. David Roddy Sr., his brother-in-law, officiating.
Interment will be held in Oil City with private services at a later date.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Resource Center, 1400 N. Semoran Blvd., Suites A and B, Orlando, Fla., 32807.

M. Karl Smith
M. Karl Smith of New Bethlehem died Thursday evening, Nov. 28, 2002, at his residence.
Born Feb. 5, 1908, in New Bethlehem, he was a son of the late David and Lulu Duff Smith.
He was a graduate of New Bethlehem High School and the Refrigeration School of Pittsburgh.
A veteran of World War II, he served from July 1942 to July 1945 in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the 80th Signal Corps during the war in Luxembourg and France.
He worked as an electrician within the New Bethlehem area and was also the main electrician for the American Legion Park, now known as Redbank Valley Municipal Park.
He was a licensed waterworks operator and sewage treatment plant operator.
Mr. Smith was a life member of New Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Pennsylvania Fire Police Association.
He was highly concerned about the effects of strip mining and lobbied hard for regulations. He was in contact with numerous organizations related to the environment such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio River Basin Commission and was familiar with related legislation, such as the Comprehensive Water Quality Management Plan. He formed the Appalachia Watershed Corporation.
He served a term on the New Bethlehem Town Council, was a member of the VFW and Walter W. Craig Post 354 of the American Legion, where he served as commander for seven years.
He married the former Pauline I. Reichard, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Cynthi L. Smith of New Bethlehem, Shirley Shumaker of Beech Creek and Mrs. Lucky J. (Ellen L.) Kline of New Bethlehem; nine grandchildren, Paula K. Austin, Rhonda L. Roldan, Marcy L. Shick, Richard L. Shick, Heath A. Cook, Keli J. Sheffer, Lucky J. Kline Jr., Abby L. Shumaker and Cody R. Shumaker; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David K. Smith; and a son-in-law, Sidney Shumaker.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday in the Rupert Funeral Home in New Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with the Rev. Sue Bonner, pastor of First United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem, officiating.
Interment will follow in New Bethlehem Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to New Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department, 425 Arch St., New Bethlehem, 16242.

Nina P. Young
Nina P. Young, 87, formerly of Shippenville, died at 5:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, in Beverly Healthcare-Shippenville.
Born Nov. 4, 1915, in West Winfield, Butler County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph S. and Ella A. Miller Kulp.
Mrs. Young was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Route 322, Cranberry.
She was married Nov. 4, 1936, to Raymond L. Young, who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1991.
Surviving are three sons and their wives, Larry and Yvonne Young of Cranberry, Lynn and Velma Young of Brookville and Terry and Della Young of Distant; a brother and his wife, Wayne A. and Lila Kulp of Knox RD; three sisters, Hazel Whitling, Glenna Ashbaugh and Margie Miller, all of Knox RD; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael P. Young; a granddaughter, Angie Young; a brother, Joseph Kulp; and two sisters, Violet Hockman and Anna Strotman.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Knox.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Jones, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene of Cranberry, officiating.
Interment will be in Perry Chapel Cemetery, Shippenville RD.

Dorothy A. Nelson
Dorothy A. Nelson, 66, of 617 W. Elm St., Titusville, died at 9:47 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, in Beverly Healthcare-Titusville, where she had been a resident since September 2002.
Born Sept. 12, 1936, in Titusville, she was the daughter of Albert and Amber Marie Girts Dahle.
She was a 1954 graduate of Titusville High School.
Mrs. Nelson had been employed as a beautician at Rebecca's Beauty Salon until her retirement in 1990.
She was married in Titusville on May 17, 1969, to Timothy E. "Tim" Nelson, who died Dec. 16, 1989.
Mrs. Nelson and her husband were members of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club in New York and enjoyed boating on Chautauqua Lake.
Surviving are four stepdaughters, Mrs. Ronald (Kathy) Feroz, Karen Nelson and Mrs. John (Cindy) Snyder, all of Titusville, and Kim Nelson of Midland, Texas; 13 stepgrandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Betty Jean Cozad of Oil City; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, Kaj Kristofer Yunik; and two brothers, Harold Wayne Dahle and Roger Neal Dahle.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, Titusville.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Terri Warner, pastor of the Gilson Ridge Free Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorials be made to a charity of one's choice.

Letha V. Ace
Letha V. Ace, 84, of 121 Central Ave., Warren, died at 4:20 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare - Warren.
Born April 8, 1918, in Marion Center, she was a daughter of Clair and Minnie Gaston Work.
She was a graduate of Clarion-Limestone High School and lived most of her adult life in the Warren area.
Mrs. Ace attended the Sheffield Missionary Covenant Church and was active with various church organizations. She also enjoyed reading her Bible and other books.
She was married June 18, 1941, in Callensburg, to Raymond Clair Ace, who died Dec. 1, 1985.
Mrs. Ace is survived by two sons, Ronald Ace of Erie and Albert Ace of Sheffield; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Vernetta) Ross of Erie and Virginia Nichols of Warren; two brothers, Budd Work and Herbert Work, both of Strattanville; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Almedia Johnson; a brother, Wendell Work; and one infant granddaughter.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home Inc., 1003 Penn Ave. E., Warren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Lindberg, pastor of Sheffield Missionary Covenant Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Warren County Memorial Park.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Beverly Healthcare -Warren Activities Fund, 121 Central Ave., Warren, 16365.

Joyce Ann Fischer
Joyce Ann Fischer, 65, of State College, died Friday, March 28, 2003, at Centre Community Hospital, State College.
Born Oct. 22, 1937, in Oil City, she was the daughter of Floyd M. and Violet Confer Voorhies.
Mrs. Fischer worked as a secretary for O.W. Houts and Son, and she also worked for First Seneca Bank in Oil City.
She was a member of St. Peter United Church of Christ, State College.
Mrs. Fischer was married Aug. 22, 1959, to Norman E. Fischer, who survives at home.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Fischer is survived by a daughter, Michelle A. Fischer Dixon of Munson; and a son, Timothy J. Fischer of State College.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be private.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter United Church of Christ, State College, with the Rev. Harry Covert officiating.
Interment will follow in Pine Hall Cemetery, State College.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Peter United Church of Christ, 1795 W. College Ave., State College, 16801.
The Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, is in charge of arrangements.

William E. Ross Jr.
William E. Ross Jr., 87, of 550 Grant St., Franklin, died at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003, at Bradford Nursing Pavilion in Bradford.
Born Feb. 11, 1916, in Franklin, he was the son of William E. Ross Sr. and the former Lavina Irwin.
He retired Jan. 2, 1978, from Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co., where he worked for 35 years as a machinist.
Mr. Ross was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater.
He was a member of St. John Episcopal Church.
Mr. Ross was a 1933 graduate of Franklin High School.
He was a member of the Elks BPOE No. 110.
Mr. Ross enjoyed his grandchildren, sports and traveling.
He was married Feb. 25, 1947, to the former Dorothy E. Mosher, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Ross is survived by two children, Thomas W. Ross and his wife, Mary, of Bradford, and Mary Ann Benton and her husband, Charles, of Franklin; and three grandchildren, Lachlan T. Ross of Bradford, Meghan E. Ross of Bradford and Sarah A. Benton of Franklin.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Ross was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Louise McCloy.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home Inc.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 10 W. Front St., Oil City, 16301; or the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Pennsylvania, Chapter 110, West 10th St., Suite 212, Erie, 16501.

Eleanor Shreve Saltzmann
Eleanor Shreve Saltzmann, 87, a longtime resident of Oil City, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003, in the Oil City Presbyterian Home.
Born Feb. 25, 1916, in Titusville, she was the daughter of the late Walter Armagost and the late Adalyn Shreve Armagost McCray.
Mrs. Saltzmann had worked for Oil City School District and the Holiday Inn.
She was a member of Hasson Heights Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Saltzmann wrote poetry and short stories and was an avid reader. She was a member of the United Amateur Press where she served as an editor.
She was a volunteer for the Oil City Hospital Women's Auxiliary.
Mrs. Saltzmann belonged to the YWCA Gallivantor's Club and enjoyed traveling.
She was married in Titusville on May 13, 1939, to Albert F. Saltzmann, who died March 19, 1976.
Surviving are two sons, James G. Saltzmann of Pinson, Ala., and Albert Thomas Saltzmann of Lakewood, Calif.; three daughters, Sue Ellen J. Oxenham of Winter Springs, Fla., Selinda A. Hamler of Pittsburgh and Judith K. Saltzmann of Oil City; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Saltzmann, William Weber, Kendra Hamler, Tara Hamler Woody, Jeffrey Saltzmann, Lance Saltzmann and Chad Armburger; and several nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Saltzmann was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie J. Armburger; a grandson, Mark Saltzmann; a brother, Walter N. Armagost; and a sister, Jeanette Pearson.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Morrison Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. John Bower III, pastor of Hasson Heights Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Plumer Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Home, the Oil City YWCA or the Oil City Library.

Edna Mae Smith
Edna Mae Smith, 78, formerly of Franklin and Meadville, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in Panama City Nursing Center, Panama City Beach, Fla.
She formerly resided at 165 Reynolds Road, Meadville.
Born Jan. 5, 1925, in Franklin, she was the daughter of Perry C. and Dora Elizabeth Henderson Hughes.
She was a 1942 graduate of Franklin High School.
Mrs. Smith had been employed by the Crawford County Employees Credit Union, retiring in 1975. She previously was employed by the Avtex Federal Credit Union. Prior to her marriage, she had been employed by Pennzoil in Oil City.
She was affiliated with the First Christian Church of Meadville.
Mrs. Smith was married Sept. 4, 1948, to Harry Dalton Smith, who died Dec. 25, 1996.
Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Hambrick of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; three sons, Ronald W. Smith of Bristol, Tenn., Gary L. Smith of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Terry M. Smith of Harrisburg.
She also is survived by three sisters, Helyn Elizabeth Stainbrook of Conneaut Lake, Jane Louise Robison of Oil City and Joanne Nessel Hauf of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret L. Watt; and two brothers, Chester D. Hughes and Paul H. Hughes.
No calling hours will be held.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Christian Church, North Main Street Extension, Meadville, with the Rev. Terry Clark officiating.
Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
Arrangements are in charge of the Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home, 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Leonard C. Smith
Leonard C. Smith, 86, of 50 Liberty St., Franklin, died at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2003, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born March 31, 1917, in Franklin, he was the son of Clinton and Nora Bell Porter Smith. After the death of his parents at age 2, he was raised by his grandmother, Mary Manson.
He was a 1935 graduate of Franklin High School.
Mr. Smith had been employed for 34 years in the Industrial Engineering Department of Joy Mining Machinery, retiring in 1974. Prior to that, he did construction work in the area.
He was a 61-year member of the First United Methodist Church of Franklin and also was a member of the Franklin Kiwanis Club for many years.
Mr. Smith was married Jan. 2, 1943, to the former Virginia Turner, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Joyce L. and DeWayne Greenlee of Franklin and Gail L. and Maurice Ayers of West Chester; five grandchildren and their spouses, Todd and Kimberly Greenlee of Oil City, Jocelyn and Kenneth Miller of Highland Springs, Va., Dawn and Brian Pinghera of Newark, Del., Patricia and Joe Scurti of West Chester and Frank and Jessica Wiechecki of Mill Valley, Calif.; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy Smith, Clayton Smith and Kenneth Smith.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Huff Chapel, 312 W. Park St.
Funeral services will beheld at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. James Shaver, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1100 Liberty St., Franklin, 16323, or to the Visiting Nurses Association of Venango County, 176 E. Bissell Ave., Oil City, 16301.


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