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June 5th, 2012

Richard Earl Shotts, 55

June 5, 2012

Richard Earl Shotts, 55, Rural Valley, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012.

He was born Nov. 17, 1956, in Kittanning, a son of Dorothy (McCausland) Shotts, who survives, and the late Lynn Murray Shotts, who preceded him in death Dec. 31, 2008.

May 27, 1978, he married Candice (Cooper) Shotts, who survives.

Mr. Shotts worked in the maintenance department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was a retired coal miner.

He was a member of local Union No. 488 and the National and PA Trappers Associations.

Irene Catherine Ruth Hamner, 66

June 5, 2012

Irene Catherine Ruth Hamner, 66, of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home Inc.

June 4th

Ramona Kathryn McAninch Hilliard, 83

June 4, 2012

Ramona Kathryn McAninch Hilliard, 83, of Longview Road, Fairmount City, Redbank Township, Clarion County, died Monday, June 4, 2012, following a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Hawthorn, a daughter of Inez Neil and Henry Claude McAninch.

She was married Nov. 14, 1948, to Blair Hilliard, who preceded her in death May 2, 1986.

Mrs. Hilliard was a graduate of Hawthorn High School, a homemaker and had been employed at the G.C. Murphy Store in New Bethlehem. In her earlier years, she worked as a caregiver.

June 3rd

Janina H. Brewer, 92

June 3, 2012

Janina H. Brewer, 92, Reynoldsville, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at home.

She was born Dec. 9, 1919, in Elenora, a daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Killian) Wisneski.

Feb. 29, 1938, she married Raymond L. Brewer, who preceded her in death April 23, 1973.

Mrs. Brewer was a 1938 graduate of Reynoldsville High School.

She retired from Loree Footware in Big Run after 16 years of service.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville.

Kenneth L. Dobson, 88

June 3, 2012

Kenneth L. Dobson, 88, Valier, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Johnstown.

He was born Sept. 14, 1923, in Oliveburg, a son of the late Roy and Anna (Himes) Dobson.

March 15, 1947, he married Anita Jane Mahan, who preceded him in death Dec. 3, 1980.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Falls Creek and the American Legion of DuBois.

He was a painter, a farmer, and a truck driver, and he enjoyed being outdoors.

Daniel Mark Royer, 49

June 3, 2012

Daniel Mark Royer, 49, Sunbury, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at home.

He was born Nov. 27, 1962, in Brookville, a son of Raymond Royer and Sue (Haslett) Lambermont.

In addition to his parents, surviving relatives include a son, Dustin Royer of Meadville; and two sisters, Wendie Reddinger of Ebensburg and Kelly Day of Punxsutawney.

At the family's request, there will be no visitation, and services will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home.

Online condolences can be made at www.faitfuneralhome.com.

June 1st

Anne B. Lynch, 78

June 1, 2012

Anne B. Lynch, 78, Baltimore, Md., passed away Thursday, May 28, 2012, in a Baltimore area nursing home.

She was born Dec. 7, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Paul E. and Madeline (McGovern) Wehrle, the youngest of 13 children.

Sept. 22, 1956, in Punxsutawney, she married Thomas Lynch.

May 31st

Mary Y. Anibaldi, 92

May 31, 2012

Mary Y. Anibaldi, 92, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Slickville, a daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy (Lopey) Chester.

May 6, 1943, she married Robert J. Anibaldi, who preceded her in death May 9, 2007.

She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Anibaldi worked as a floor supervisor for Pramco, and she enjoyed baking, cooking and collecting antiques.

She loved her pet bird.

May 30th

Gladys Louella McQuown, 94

May 30, 2012

Gladys Louella McQuown, 94, Frederick, Md., formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born Jan. 5, 1918, in Bell Township (Albion), a daughter of the late William H. and Emma (Sankey) Bargerstock Buck.

She was a 1936 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, and in 1939, she married Samuel McQuown, who preceded her in death in 1988.

May 28th

Jerry M. Wells, 79

May 28, 2012

Jerry M. Wells, 79, Rossiter, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at home.

He was born Oct. 3, 1932, in Austintown, Ohio, a son of the late Lewis and Grace (Delp) Wells.

Dec. 31, 1954, he married Nettie L. Calvert Wells, who preceded him in death Oct. 23, 2008.

Mr. Wells retired as a final repairman for the General Motors Lordstown Plant in Youngstown, Ohio, after 20 years of service.

He was Protestant by faith.

Mr. Wells was a veteran, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

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