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November 2nd

Margaret G. Simpson, 89

November 3, 2011

Margaret G. Simpson, 89, Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville.

She was the daughter of the late Felix and and Carmella (Cataldo) Truance.

Mrs. Simpson was a lifelong resident of Rossiter and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years.

She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Rossiter.

October 31st

Maxine L. Fike, 83

October 31, 2011

Maxine L. Fike, 83, Punxsutawney, formerly of Coolspring, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Wellington Heights.

She was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Hawthorne, a daughter of the late Richard P. and Blanche C. (Radaker) Hartzell.

She married Percy L. Fike, who preceded her in death Sept. 16, 2009.
Surviving relatives include two brothers, Richard F. Hartzell and wife Donna of Linesville, and Robert L. Hartzell and wife Dee of Oxford, Fla.; and two sisters, Wilda L. Prince and husband Hugh of Albany, Ga., and Pauline A. Wilson and husband Tom of Pulaski.

Jean M. Greenlee, 80

October 31, 2011

Jean M. Greenlee, 80, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born May 30, 1931, a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy Anna (Icher) McKain.

She married Ralph Edgar Greenlee, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Greenlee was a member of Barton Chapel Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, playing piano and camping.

Pearl M. Grove, 83

October 31, 2011

Pearl M. Grove, 83, Rossiter, formerly of Allegany, N.Y., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at home.

She was born Dec. 12, 1927, in Creekside, a daughter of the late Gaskell and Gladys (Leksell) Travis.

Jan. 9, 1947, she married Robert J. Grove, who preceded her in death March 6, 1998.

Mrs. Grove was a member of the Presbyterian Church, which she cleaned for many years, in Rossiter.

Harry R. Hibbard, 70

October 31, 2011

Harry R. Hibbard, 70, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at his home.

He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Harry E. and Martha (Kovalyak) Hibbard.

He married Leila (Smith) Hibbard, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Hibbard was an equipment operator for the Borough of Punxsutawney. He was also a former Punxsutawney police officer.

October 30th

Darlene Joy Beer, 64

October 31, 2011

Darlene Joy Beer, 64, Mayport, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Clarion Hospital.

She was born August 23, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Raymond M. and Mary S. (Myers) Beer.

Ms. Beer worked at the Sher-Bren Factory in Hawthorn and also at the Big Run Shoe Factory.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Mary Pauline “Polly” Beer of Mayport.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth Beer, Leroy Beer and an infant brother; and three sisters, Shirley Palmer, Dorothy Firment and an infant sister.

C. Donn Schenkemeyer Jr., 63

October 31, 2011

C. Donn Schenkemeyer Jr., 63, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
He was born June 2, 1948, in Johnstown, a son of the late Clifford D. and Malissa (Redfoot) Schenkemeyer.

He operated a private law practice and was a Jefferson County public defender.

Mr. Schenkemeyer was a member of the Lutheran Church.

He was also a member of the B.P.O. Elks No. 301, the Rotary Club, the Jefferson County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Schenkemeyer graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 1966.

October 27th

Stephanie A. Georgek, 46

October 27, 2011

Stephanie A. Georgek, 46, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 23, 1965, in DuBois, a daughter of the late John E. Rieg Sr. and Cloyann (Frease) Rieg Hurd.

Sept. 23, 1989, she married Mark K. Georgek, who survives.

Mrs. Georgek was a controller at Hardware Specialties in DuBois for 11 years.

She attended St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in DuBois.

Edna Marie Shaffer, 75

October 27, 2011

Edna Marie Shaffer, 75, Brookville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at home.

She was born June 7, 1936, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Donald S. and Arveda (Sprague) Reed.

April 12, 1958, she married John Irvin Shaffer, who survives.

Mrs. Shaffer was a member of the Ramsaytown United Methodist Church.
She was also a former member of Green Valley Grange and the Ramsaytown United Methodist Ladies’ Aid.

She enjoyed being with her family, reading and knitting.

October 24th

Madeline C. (Jesensky) McPhee, 92

October 24, 2011

Madeline C. (Jesensky) McPhee, 92, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.
She was born and raised in Punxsutawney.

She was married to her husband, Samuel McPhee, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. McPhee was a resident of Clifton, N.J., for 54 years, was a graduate of SS.C.D. and was employed as a registered nurse.

She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Clifton, where she was also a member of the Rosary Society.

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