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December 22nd

Doris Ann Gearhart, 78

December 22, 2013

Doris Ann Gearhart, 78, of Mahaffey, passed away suddenly after a brief illness, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Gearhart was born June 20, 1935, in Stranach, the daughter of the late Cecil and Ruth (Rafferty) Witherite.

She was married to Gerald "Red" Gearhart of Mahaffey. He survives.

Doris attended the CMA Church in Mahaffey.

She was the cookie and ladybug lady at Kuntz Motors.

Ruth I. Bussard, 85

December 22, 2013

Ruth I. Bussard, 85, of Dayton, Pa., passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her home.

She was born Oct. 27, 1928, in Smicksburg, Pa., the daughter of Virgil C. and Ruth Isabell (McClelland) Stiteler, and was lovingly raised by her grandparents, Charles and Minnie (Wells) Stiteler.

Ruth was a resident of the Dayton area most of her life. She was a member of the Dayton United Methodist Church and was an active member of the United Methodist Women of DUMC.

December 20th

Virginia June Wells, 78

December 20, 2013

Virginia June Wells, 78, of Hilliard, Fla., formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Hilliard.

Mrs. Wells was born July 31, 1935, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Raymond Sidney Manners and Violet (Burkett) Pyles.

She was married to James Dale Wells of Hilliard. He survives.

She was a member of the Gateway to Life Church of Hilliard.

December 19th

Donald Charles Scott, 79

December 19, 2013

Donald Charles Scott, 79, of Whitehall, (formerly of Rossiter), died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Charles and Hazel (Frampton) Scott.

In 1954, he married the former Mary Lea Rishell. She preceded him in death in 1986.

He later married Jennifer Bubula. She preceded him in death in 2007.

He previously worked as a logger and a heavy equipment mechanic, and he worked PACT Construction in Ringoes, N.J.

His favorite pastime was drinking and being with his friends at the clubs.

Jacquelyn (Zeedick) Walker, 55

December 19, 2013

Jacquelyn Walker, 55, of Anita, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 6, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of John "Jack" Zeedick of Punxsutawney and Betty Jean (Schutz) Turley of Walla Walla, Wash.

She was married to David E. Walker, who survives.

She was a special needs bus aide/warehouse person/cafeteria aide/traffic director for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at their camp along the Kinzua Dam in New York.

December 18th

Jacquelyn Walker, 55

December 18, 2013

Jacquelyn Walker, 55, of Anita, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on April 6, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of John "Jack" and Betty Jean (Schutz) Zeedick.

She was married to David E. Walker, who survives.

She was a special needs bus aide/warehouse person/cafeteria aide/traffic director for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

She is survived by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Nikki Shank and husband Randy of Punxsutawney; one sister, Ruth Ann Zeedick of Salamanca, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

MaryEllen Delp, 43

December 18, 2013

MaryEllen Delp, 43, of Brookville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois.

Born on Feb. 20, 1970, in Easton, Pa., she was the daughter of Stanley Paul Miller (Elaine), who survives in Mount Bethel, Pa., and Lynda Jean Hughes, who survives in Bangor, Pa.

On May 10, 1996, in Bangor, Pa., she married Charles E. Delp Jr., who survives.

She worked as a school bus driver for Krise Bus Co. in Punxsutawney, and for Jefferson-Clarion Co. Head Start.

Howard Lewis Buck, 80

December 18, 2013

Howard Lewis Buck, 80, of Brookville, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.

Born on April 22, 1933, Howard was the son of Admiral Frank Buck and Ida Mae Tice Buck.

On Jan. 31, 1958, he married Avrilla Hilliard, who survives, in South Bethlehem, Pa.

December 17th

Lynn Albert Davidson, 87

December 17, 2013

Lynn Albert Davidson, 87, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 28, 1926, in Mahaffey, a son of the late Ash Neal and Nora Mae (Roberts) Davidson.

He was a member of Cloe United Methodist Church.

Mr. Davidson was a member of the United States Army, serving during World War II.

On Aug. 28, 1944, he married the former Edith Mae Sndyer, who survives.
He enjoyed woodworking, and he built many things for his home. He also liked to watch sports, especially the Steelers.

Ginger Lee Poorman, 62

December 17, 2013

Ginger Lee Poorman, 62, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 9, 1951, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and was raised the daughter of Ivan and Mabel Lansberry.

On Sept. 15, 1967, she married William Henry Poorman, Jr., who survives.

Ginger previously enjoyed volunteering for Community Action, Inc. She was awarded a plaque for her service.

She enjoyed playing Bingo, drawing and sewing.

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