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December 14th

Bonnie Jeanne Brocious, 90

December 14, 2014

Bonnie Jeanne Brocious, 90, formerly of Timblin, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday morning, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

Bonnie was born on Aug. 4, 1924, in Dora, the daughter of the late William and Jeanette Milliron Geist. She was married to Wilmer Brocious on March 17, 1944. He preceded her in death on August 2, 1971.

R. Lynn Bennett, 67

December 14, 2014

R. Lynn Bennett, 67, of Rossiter, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at home.

He was born Dec. 20, 1946, in Punxsutawney, a son of Avanell E. (Humble) and the late Robert E. Bennett.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder.

He was a former employee of Loree Footwear, PennDOT and IUP Housekeeping.

December 12th

Sharon Leone Grose, 69,

December 13, 2014

Sharon Leone Grose, 69, of Big Run, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1945, in Crestline, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lester and Vivian (Nolder) Bausch.

Sharon served in the United States Navy.

On May 26, 1990, she married Roby Junior Grose. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2014.

She was a familiar face of the Big Run Bank, where she had worked over 33 years through many changes of ownership, such as Citizen's Keystone, Integra and, most recently, Marion Center Bank. She took pride in her work as teller and customer service.

Myrtle E. (Meckley) Sprankle, 86

December 12, 2014

Myrtle E. (Meckley) Sprankle, 86, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Sprankle was born Aug. 31, 1928, in Marchand, a daughter of the late William H. and Lula B. (Gearhart) Meckley.

Mrs. Sprankle is survived by her loving husband, William L. Sprankle Sr. of Punxsutawney. They were married Nov. 22, 1946.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Her family and faith always came first in her life.

John J. Smith, 85

December 12, 2014

John J. Smith, 85, of Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

All arrangements are private for family and under the direction of the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.

Stephen M. Boddorf, 57

December 12, 2014

Stephen M. Boddorf, 57, of Summerville, Pa., went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Penn Highlands Healthcare in DuBois, Pa.

Born Oct. 12, 1957, in Brookville, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert and Barbara Keck Boddorf.

Steve was a graduate of Brookville Area High School. On Feb. 14, 2005, Steve was married to Doris Jean Pago at the Hawthorn Methodist Church. She survives in Summerville.

Steve was employed at Beverage Air in Brookville as a class A machine operator. He would have been employed 39 years in January.

December 7th

Dr. William J. Lynch, 65

December 8, 2014

Dr. William J. Lynch, 65, of Brookville, formerly of Belle Vernon, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

He was born April 28, 1949. He was the beloved husband of 42 years to Kathleen M. (Kraus) Lynch; father of Christine (Jason) Hoffman and Jennifer Lynch; and grandfather of Aidan, Rory and Taryn Hoffman.

He is also survived by his mother, Helen C. Lynch.

He was preceded in death by his father, Minor G. Lynch; and brother David M. Lynch, PhD.

December 5th

Robert T. Milligan Sr., 95

December 5, 2014

Robert T. Milligan Sr., 95, of Valier, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Wellington Heights Personal Care Home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William D. and Irene (Bortz) Milligan.

On Jan. 4, 1941, he married Frances E. Dilts, who preceded him in death.

He was the owner of Milligan’s Store in Valier for 35 years and was also the postmaster for 30 years.

He was a member of the Valier United Methodist Church. He was a member of the John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge 534 for over 50 years, where he was a 33rd Degree Mason and was Master of the lodge in 1965.

Marian M. Martin, 82

December 5, 2014

Marian M. Martin, 82, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Porter, a daughter of the late Blair and Freda (Powell) Gahagan.

On March 25, 1950, she married Vernon C. Martin, who preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2011.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and the Trade City Mahoning Grange.

December 4th

Sandra L. (Coon) Shumaker, 68

December 4, 2014

Sandra L. (Coon) Shumaker, 68, of New Bethlehem, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Oct. 31, 1946, in Indiana, Pa., she was the daughter of June (Swab) and Raymond Coon, former residents of Punxsutawney.

She married Larry E. Shumaker on Nov. 30, 1963. He survives. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30, 2013.

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