May 30th, 2011
Marian Ruth (Rolls) Stamler, 81, passed away quietly in her sleep Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Kimes Nursing and Rehab in Athens, Ohio, after a hard-fought battle with emphysema and chronic bronchitis. She maintained her dignity, grace and an amazing sense of humor until the end.
She was born March 9, 1930, in Indiana, a daughter of Silas Alvin and Sara LuEllen (Armstrong) Rolls.
She married Glen Algernon, who preceded her in death.
BROOKVILLE â€” At least 125 people died in Joplin, Mo., when a mile-long tornado struck last Sunday, leaving in its path complete devastation.
But amid tragedy, there is hope.
In conjunction with Clarion County Career Center and Charlie Schrecengost Trucking (CST), the Jefferson County Firemenâ€™s Association will gather goods to send to tornado victims.
â€˘ A Memorial Day parade and service, sponsored by American Legion Post 62 and VFW Post 2076, will be conducted Monday.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. with services following at Barclay Square bandstand at 11 a.m.
The veteransâ€™ memorial wreath will be placed at Circle Hill Cemetery immediately following the service. The publicâ€™s participation and attendance will be greatly appreciated.
â€˘ VFW Post 9044 and Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary, Big Run, will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fairview Cemetery, Church Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School District will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2011 at 7 p.m. Tuesday at a location â€” Jack LaMarca Memorial Field or the PAHS auditorium, in the event of inclement weather â€” to be determined.
The guest speaker will be Senior Master Sergeant Charles Buterbaugh, a 1991 PAHS graduate.
SHIPPENSBURG â€” Punxsy senior Nickita Martz was two spots away from reaching the finals in the javelin at the PIAA Track and Field Championships Friday in Shippensburg.
Martz, who entered states as the No. 20 seed out of 27 Class AAA girls, vaulted to the top eight with her second throw of 123-10. But as the second flight came through, three girls surpassed the Punxsy senior and dropped her to 11th place, or two positions away from the finals and an opportunity at a state medal.
HERSHEY â€” Punxsy underclassmen Tim Pearce and Mike Blose lost for the first time as a tandem this year during the PIAA Class AAA Boys' Tennis Doubles Championships Friday in Hershey.
Pearce and Blose, who improved to 11-0 on the season when they won the District IX title last week, lost to Manheim Township juniors David Musser and Andrew Moshos, 6-0, 6-2.
Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said the experience will be great for the kids in the future. Pearce, a junior, has one season left, and Blose, a sophomore, has two.
Henrietta S. "Honey" Pennington, 84, Rossiter, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at her home.
She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Carl F. and Scharlotte (Tucker) Stamler.
She was married to Edward Pennington, who preceded her in death.
Frances Joanne (Parks) Dickey, 75, Knox Dale, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.
She was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Brookville, a daughter of the late George Andrew and Rheba Minerva (Wolfe) Park.
Dec. 22, 1955, she married Darrel Edward Dickey Jr., who preceded her in death July 2, 2004.
Mrs. Dickey attended the Knox Dale United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and organ for the past 50 years.
James D. Hartzfeld, 72, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at UPMC-Presbyterian as the result of injuries sustained in a farming accident Monday.
He was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Luthersburg, a son of the late Eugene and Arvilla (Swartzlander) Hartzfeld.
Aug. 17, 1973, he married Kathleen L. (Bonsall) Hartzfeld, who survives.
Mr. Hartzfeld was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and a retired coal miner of 35 years. He enjoyed many years of taking care of the Bonsall Family Farm.