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November 2nd, 2014

Ruth E. (Wolfgang) Murray Williams, 95

November 3, 2014

Ruth E. (Wolfgang) Murray Williams, 95, of Shade Gap, Pa., fomerly of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at the Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia.

She was born on Aug. 7, 1919, in Juneau, Indiana County, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Etta (Perason) Wolfgang.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Murray and Kenneth Williams.

Ralph R. Neill, Jr., 88

November 3, 2014

Ralph R. Neill, Jr., 88, of Ringgold, died Thursday morning, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Brookville Hospital.

Born March 23, 1926 in Ramsaytown, he was the son of Ralph Robert and Esther Margaret (McAninch) Neill. He was formerly married to Helen Abby (Bell).

He served his country during World War II as a Seaman 1st class in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was a foreman and coal miner, employed by Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal, Doverspike Bros. and Charlie Schoffner Coal Companies.

MSgt. Kenneth W. Fetterman, 85

November 3, 2014

Kenneth W. Fetterman, 85, passed away Oct. 16, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Fetterman was born Aug. 9, 1929, in DeLancey, a son of the late James C. Fetterman and Linnie Viola Black Fetterman.

Mr. Fetterman proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for 26 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, retiring as MSgt.

He is survived by his only child, Peri Ann McGinnis and son-in-law Cash McGinnis of Las Vegas, Nevada.

October 30th

Helen Louise Irvin, 93

October 30, 2014

Helen Louise Irvin, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 23, 2014, in Glendale, Arizona.

She was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Punxsutawney, to M. Stanley and Ona (Quigley) Reams.

She was married March 15, 1939, to Clarence Yohe, who died a young man on June 1, 1945.

Her second husband of 65 years, Charles H. Irvin, from Big Run, Pa., preceded her in death on March 10, 2013.

October 29th

Helen Martha Lyons, 99

October 29, 2014

Helen Martha Lyons, 99, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home.

She was born in 1915 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Fred
S. and Zula (Stiver) Heitzenrater.

On March 31, 1937, she married Harry J. Lyons, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1988.

She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

Helen was a seamstress and specialized in drapery making.

Ellen Joan James, 82

October 29, 2014

Ellen Joan James, 82, passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ellen was the daughter of the late Silas Alvin and Sara Luellen Rolls of Punxsutawney. She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby, Ohio, a former elementary school teacher and the retired owner of Barbre Nursery Schools in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

October 28th

Earl C. Covert, 93

October 28, 2014

Earl C. Covert, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Covert was born on Oct. 15, 1921, in Angola, New York, a son of the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Angove) Covert.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Covert was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lula M. (Frederick) Covert.

He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Church.

October 27th

Donna Belle (Smith) Newcome, 77

October 27, 2014

Donna Belle (Smith) Newcome, 77, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. For the past year, she had been a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

She and her twin brother, Donald, were born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Walter and Nora E. (Furman) Smith.

Donna Belle was a 1954 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

On Sept. 8, 1962, she married Ronald Newcome, Jr. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2012. They enjoyed nearly fifty years of marriage together.

Lonnie Prescher, 48

October 27, 2014

Lonnie Prescher, 48, Stump Creek, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Born March 11, 1966, in Bedford, Pa., he was the son of Haddie Carol Prescher Tipping, who survives in Ohio.

Lonnie is also survived by his longtime girlfriend, Sammie Botelho of Stump Creek; three children, Billie Jo, Shawn and Tonya Kniseley, all of Reynoldsville; three grandchildren, Hayley Kniseley, Tye and Kiera LaBorde; two brothers, Bert and Brock Tipping, both of Ohio; three sisters, Renee Roper and Bridget and Erica Tipping, all of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen Martha Lyons, 99

October 27, 2014

Helen Martha Lyons, 99, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home.

She was born in 1915 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Fred S. and Zula (Stiver) Heitzenrater.

On March 31, 1937, she married Harry J. Lyons, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1988.

She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

Helen was a seamstress and specialized in drapery making.

She enjoyed reading the paper and keeping up with current events, crocheting, painting, reading, crafts and her dog, Benji. She was also a vendor at the Hazen Flea Market for more than 40 years.

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