Archive - Obituary
October 7th, 2011
Ruby Elaine Bowser, 90, Treasure Lake, DuBois, formerly of Big Run, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 8, 1921, in Vandergrift, a daughter of the late Earl and Melda (Blystone) Stouffer.
Aug. 17, 1940, she married Arnold Bowser, who preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1982.
Mrs. Bowser attended the First Baptist Church in DuBois, and previously, the First Christian Church when she lived in Big Run.
John Edward Kline, 73, of Brookville, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at McKinley Health Center.
He was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Brookville, a son of the late Bernard âBunâ and Kathryn (Baker) Kline.
June 17, 1961, he married Helen Esther Reed, who preceded him in death Nov. 17, 2008.
He served in the U. S. Army.
Mr. Kline worked as diesel shop foreman for the Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad.
He helped start the âHit and Miss Engine Society,â which later became the Coolspring Power Museum.
Mary Elizabeth Mohney, 72, Reynoldsville, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Lancaster General Hospital.
She was born May 8, 1939, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Clair A. and Mabel Elizabeth (Hollenbaugh) Douthitt.
Sept. 14, 1968, she married Glenn Francis Mohney, Sr., who survives. They enjoyed 43 years together.
Mrs. MohneyÂ was a member of the Bollinger Bible Church.
For more than 10 years, she sold Tupperware, which she enjoyed because she liked talking with people.
She really enjoyed her grandchildren, crocheting and working on puzzles.
Ellen Marie Stear, 85, Punxsutawney, diedÂ Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois.
She was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Gourley S. and Hazel A. (Vanderpool)Â Bair.
She was married to Ermond L. Stear, who preceded her in death Jan. 21, 2004.
A homemaker, Mrs. Stear was a member of the Valley Chapel United Methodist Church of Juneau.
Esther M. Battaglia, 85, Brookville, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.
She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Big Soldier, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Matthew and Esther M. (Laverick) Leiberton.
Nov. 6, 1947, she married Pat Battaglia, who preceded her in death in 1979.
Mrs. Battaglia was a member of the Brookville United Methodist Church.
Helen L. Bell, 80, Falls Creek, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Nelson's Golden Years, DuBois.
She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Reynoldsville, a daughter of the late Edward and Nellie (McMahan) Dorworth.
June 30, 1957, she married Robert D. Bell, who preceded her in death June 14, 2008.
Mrs. Bell graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1949.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Bernard's Church in Falls Creek.
Mary Merry DeJohn, 90, Sykesville, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Eriton, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Merry) Cowan.
She married Merino DeJohn, who preceded her in death in 2002.
A graduate of Sykesville High, Mrs. DeJohn was a homemaker.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Sykesville. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Atlanta Braves, as well as walking, playing cards and bingo.
James R. "J.R." McConnaughey, 79, Rossiter, formerly of Buffalo, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Sept, 28, 2011, at his home.
Mr. McConnaughey was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Buffalo, a son of the late Clinton and Isabella (Findley) McConnaughey.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (McGee) McConnaughey, whom he married May 1, 1954.
A U.S. Navy veteran who earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Mr. McConnaughey was a member of the Rossiter American Legion, a member and pistol instructor for the NRA and a hunter safety instructor.Â Â
Timothy Mark Heckman Sr., 52, Big Run, died Tuesday, Sept, 27, 2011, at home in the loving care of his children, who were by his side.
He was born Feb. 13, 1959, in Brookville, a son of the late Albert Charles and Constance Hope (Teats) Heckman.
He worked as a laborer, making windows at Thermal GardÂ in Punxsutawney for 25 years.
Mr. Heckman's true enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren.Â He was a man of few words, but showed his love in his actions with his family. He also enjoyed his dogs, which were like children to him.
Eleanor Jean Bennett, 84, Big Run, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.
She was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Elmer and Opal (Kauffman) Freedline.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bennett was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ Church.Â
She was a hard-working woman.Â She would pick and sell vegetables with her son at Bennettâs Farm.Â She also enjoyed being with her grandchildren.Â