July 18th, 2014
Brittany Nicole Burnette, 25, died Thursday, July 17, 2014.
She is survived by her children, Gabbryella L. Jones of Punxsutawney and Harlen T. Baker; her mother, Judith D. Jones of Punxsutawney; a sister, Amber J. Jones (Kenny Ball Jr.); a brother, Cory D. Burnette; two nephews, Ian M. Jones and Kameron L. Corvin; a niece, Jaylin D. Corvin; aunts and uncles Sharon and Mike Sanner, Raymond D. Jones, Chrissy Yost, Matthew W. Jones and Kathy Jones; and her maternal grandparents, Tom and Joy Preston.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ray and Ruth Burnette.
Donald A. Brady, 59, of Smicksburg, passed away with his family by his side, Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in 1954 to Wendell C. and Mildred (Elkin) Brady in Indiana.
He was a member of Plumville Presbyterian Church, Plumville.
Don had such a special way of making people feel good. He had more friends than you could ever count and a family who meant the world to him.
He was a blessing to so many people, and he will be forever missed.
Mary Lou Plyler Shick, of Brookville, passed peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the age of 79.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Alden Plyler and Mary Barbara Lahr Plyler; her brother, Roger Plyer; her husbands, Francis D. Raybuck and Bernard W. Shick; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She is survived by her sister, Rose Slike; and nine children, Randy Raybuck, Lynne Shaffer, Pam Yates, Sandy Raybuck, Connie Moore, John Shick, Theresa Shick, Bill Shick and Elizabeth McManigle.
Just after 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, local fire crews were called into action for a working shed fire near 411 Main St. in Anita.
Crews contained the fire to the shed, but it was completely destroyed.
No further details were immediately available.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Melissa Powell.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEYâ€” Melissa Powell is a familiar face. You may recognize her as a registered nurse at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital, where she works in the ER.
Thursday, The Medicine Shoppe celebrated the grand opening of its second location at the new Primary Health Network building on Prushnok Drive.
Polka lovers united at Thursday night's Music in the Park when the polka band Vagabonds took the stage.
Joining in the festivities were Punxsy Polka Club members John Como and dancing partner Dee Crawford, pictured here showing off some polka moves.
Members of the Punxsy Polka Club even had their own front-row seats for the show!
Donald J. Love, Sr., 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Mr. Love was born, Dec. 7, 1928, in Smicksburg, a son of the late Lester and Edna (Dickey) Love.
He is survived by his wife, Alverda M. (Miller) Love, of Punxsutawney.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War.
Donald worked many years as a foreman for Jefferson Grocery.
After retirement, he became a school bus driver for Krise Bus in the Punxsutawney Area School District.
The 2014 edition of music in the park continues at 6:30 p.m. tonight with the polka band The Vagabonds. Snacks and drinks will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.