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February 20th, 2012

Dorothy (Lloyd) Gilligan, 86

February 20, 2012

Dorothy (Lloyd) Gilligan, 86, formerly of Rosebud, Coalport, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Irvona, a daughter of the late Gwynne N. and Hazel (McGarvey) Lloyd.

She was married to Donald H. Gilligan, who preceded her in death March 12, 1998.

Mrs. Gilligan worked as a secretary for Swank Brick Yard, Irvona, and as a teacher’s aide for Coalport Elementary School.

She enjoyed traveling, camping, figurine painting and reading, and she was a life member of Coalport United Methodist Church.

Kenneth Lee Mottern, 89

February 20, 2012

Kenneth Lee Mottern, 89, Sprankle Mills, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

He was born June 11, 1922, a son of the late Jeremiah “Jerry” and Lulu (Caylor) Mottern.

May 24, 1948, he married his wife of 50 years, Helen (Nolph) Mottern, who preceded him in death in 1998.

Mr. Mottern was born, raised and lived his entire life around the Sprankle Mills area.

He served in World War II as a member of the 101st Airborne division, in which he received a Purple Heart for being wounded at the Battle of the Bulge.

February 19th

Daniel Grant Ruffner, 94

February 19, 2012

Daniel Grant Ruffner, 94, Marion Center, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Hillsdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Hillsdale.

He was born Sept. 29, 1917, in West Mahoning Township, a son of the late Daniel C. and Emma (Fitzgerald) Ruffner.

Mr. Ruffner was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II.

Prior to a lengthy illness, Mr. Ruffner made his home in Florida, before returning to Marion Center.

Surviving relatives include a sister, Mabel Peffer of Marion Center; and numerous nieces and nephews.

February 17th

Arthur N. “Shun” Pardee, 93

February 17, 2012

Arthur N. “Shun” Pardee, 93, Rochester Mills, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Crystal Waters in Rayne Twp., Indiana County.

He was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Rochester Mills, the son of the late Norman and Mary (Smith) Pardee.

June 19, 1943, he married Goldie (Ryen) Pardee, who survives, of Rochester Mills. They shared almost 69 years of marriage.

Connie L. Roush, 64

February 17, 2012

Connie L. Roush, 64, Carlisle, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home.

She was born Aug. 25, 1947, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Irvin L. Grube and Edna A. Hippehen.

She married Raymond Roush Jr., who survives, of Carlisle.

Mrs. Roush was a homemaker.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Linglestown.

Eleanor “June” (Baun) Ryen, 81

February 17, 2012

Eleanor “June” (Baun) Ryen, 81, Rochester Mills, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.

She was born June 10, 1930, in Juneau, a daughter of the late Earl and Edna (White) Baun.

She married Jim Ryen, who preceded her in death April 26, 1997. They raised four children together.

She was a member of the Rochester Mills United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Ryen possessed a great deal of love for her children, grandchildren and her dog, Summer.

February 16th

David N. Griffin, 50

February 16, 2012

David N. Griffin, 50, Valier, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Oct. 27, 1961 in Salisbury, Md., a twin son of Shirley Ann (Autten) Griffin Bennett, who survives, of Delmar, Md., and the late Norman Elliott Griffin.

Mr. Griffin worked as a painter and performed odd jobs, most recently selling items on eBay.

He enjoyed working with his hands and doing mechanical jobs such as tearing down, fixing and reselling motorcycles and parts.

Mr. Griffin really liked to spend time with his little daughter, Audrey.

February 15th

Paul R. Pounds Sr., 88

February 16, 2012

Paul R. Pounds Sr., 88, of Marion Center, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at St. Andrew’s Village in Indiana.

He was born March 18, 1923, in Marion Center, a son of the late William and Alice (Feight) Pounds.

He married his wife, the former Betty J. Mock, Jan. 23, 1943, and their 69th wedding anniversary occurred the day of Betty’s death just a few weeks ago Jan 23, 2012.

Mr. Pounds was a graduate of Marion Center High School, then attended Vale Tech for two years.

He served as a medical tech in the U.S. Army during World War II.

February 13th

Stanley “Stush” P. Dudek

February 14, 2012

Stanley “Stush” P. Dudek, 78, Arcadia, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at his home.

He was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Arcadia, a son of Michael P. and Julia (Stoyak) Dudek.

April 29, 1994, he married Elizabeth “Ann” (Patchin) Wetzel, who survives.

Mr. Dudek was a member of the Burnside United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring as a major. His service spanned tour of duties during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Following his retirement from the military, he was employed as a bus driver for the Purchase Line School District.

Karen E. Ishman, 61

February 14, 2012

Karen E. Ishman, 61, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born April 4, 1950, a daughter of the late Harold Stuck and Hilda (Shields) Stuck-Lunger.

She was married to Jacob Ishman, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mrs. Ishman fought a lengthy battle with breast cancer but found solace in the love and strength of the Lord Jesus Christ.

She was a member of the Salvation Army and leader of the S.A. Women’s Group. She was also an avid plastic canvas and cross stitcher.

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