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January 10th, 2012

Ruth Sowers Jeffries, 99

January 10, 2012

Ruth Sowers Jeffries, 99, Brookville, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Jefferson Manor.

She was born Sept. 10, 1912, in Brookville, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Sarvey) Cummings.

She was married to Ralph F. Sowers, who preceded her in death May 19, 1981.

She then married Homer Jeffries, who preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1996.

Mrs. Jeffries was a homemaker and formerly worked with her family at Sowers Appliance Store in Brookville.

William L. Morrison Jr., 90

January 10, 2012

William L. Morrison Jr., 90, Brookville, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, of congestive heart failure under hospice care at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

He was born May 17, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late William L. and Emma (Shields) Morrison Sr.

June 8, 1946, in Brookville, he married Gladys Chittester, who survives.

Mr. Morrison was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served in World War II with the WWII 346th Bomb Group in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

Arnold L. “Arnie” Trayer, 59

January 10, 2012

Arnold L. “Arnie” Trayer, 59, Weedville, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at DRMC West after a two-year battle with cancer.

He was born July 3, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late M. LeRoy and Gertrude (Fetterman) Trayer

June 3, 1972, he married Betty J. (Nunamaker), who survives, of Weedville.

Mr. Trayer was a graduate of St. Marys High School Class of 1970.

He worked 40 years at the same St. Marys' manufacturing plant, which carried many names, including Airco Speer, Airco Carbon and CG Graphite, etc.

January 9th

Hazel J. Hinderliter, 99

January 9, 2012

Hazel J. Hinderliter, 99, formerly of Frostburg, died Sunday Jan. 8, 2012, in Towson, Md., where she lived with her daughter Nedra for three years.

She was born Aug. 28, 1912, a daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche (Anthony) Palmer.

Dec. 3, 1931, she married Kermit J. Hinderliter, who preceded her in death Jan. 13, 1994.

She was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

Bertha A. (Kauffman) Hoffman, 84

January 9, 2012

Bertha A. (Kauffman) Hoffman, 84, Erie, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Pleasant Ridge Manor East.

She was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Clearfield County, a daughter of the late Henry and Catherine (Lee) Kauffman.

She was married to James W. Hoffman, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Hoffman was an 11-year resident of Erie and enjoyed time spent with her family and friends. She lived in Punxsutawney for more than 30 years.

January 8th

Robert Edward Anderson Sr., 79

January 9, 2012

Robert Edward Anderson Sr., 79, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, in Melbourne, Fla.

He was born April 17, 1932, in Greensburg, a son of the late Joseph and Bessie (Matthews) Anderson.

He was married to Mary Johnston Anderson, who survives.

Mr. Anderson was employed as a teacher for the Punxsutawney Area School District.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean conflict, and was a member of the Westmoreland Lodge No. 518 and Accepted Masons.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney.

Clyde K. Mohney, 89

January 9, 2012

Clyde K. Mohney, 89, Punxsutawney, died Sunday Jan. 8, 2012, at Dubois Regional Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 20, 1922, a son of the late John C. and Fannie M. (Smith) Mohney.

He was a dairy farmer all his life.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Mohney enjoyed life; he was an avid reader and an avid hunter.

He enjoyed all of the flowers that surrounded his home, and he also enjoyed watching the birds at his bird feeder.

January 6th

Thomas E. Austen, 69

January 6, 2012

Thomas E. Austen, 69, Sigel, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at home.

He was born June 15, 1942, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Edwin Armstrong and Margaret B. (Hanlon) Austen.

May 14, 1977, in Sigel, he married Barbara J. Burford, who survives.

Mr. Austen worked in elementary education for the Brookville Area School District for 10 years and retired as the safety supervisor from National Fuel Gas.

Mary D. Coblentz, 37

January 6, 2012

Mary D. Coblentz, 37, passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at DRMC West.

She was born Sept. 8, 1974.

She was married to John R. Coblentz, who survives.

In addition to her husband and parents, surviving relatives include four daughters, Amanda, Katie Ann, Fannie and Barbara; five sons, Marvin, Mahlon, Ervin, Daniel and Henry; and her brothers, sisters and many friends.

Friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at 2442 Canoe Ridge Rd., Rossiter.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home.

Emma Lester Hetrick, 96

January 6, 2012

Emma Lester Hetrick, 96, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born Oct. 9, 1915, in Anita, a daughter of the late Philip and Clara (Humm) Lester.

July 25, 1947, she married Fred A. Hetrick, who preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1980.

She lived all her married life in New Bethlehem.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Punxsutawney and was an avid quilter.

Surviving relatives include two step-granddaughters, one step-grandson, one step-daughter-in-law and several nieces and nephews.

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