Archive - Obituary
April 16th, 2014
Helen Louise Dean, 85, of Henderson Street in Brookville, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by her family at McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
Helen was the daughter of William L. Duncan and Bessie C. Bartle Duncan, born on May 16, 1928 in Portersville, Pa.
In 1948, she married Jay Fred Dean Sr., who survives.
Helen retired from the Brookville Area School District, where she was the supervisor and cook of the Hickory Grove Cafeteria for 27 years.
Elsie DePassio Goss, 102, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Iselin, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Mulberry Square Elder Care &
Mrs. Goss was born April 6, 1912, in Aultman, the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Direnzo) DePassio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Blair C. Goss, Sr.
Elsie resided in Iselin, Pa., for 68 years.
The Rev. Gary D. Keith, 44, of Hawthorn, Pa., died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Punsxutawney Area Hospital.
Born July 22, 1969, in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Elmer D. Keith and Patrica E. Choate, who survives, of Olathe, Kan.
He graduated from Moravia High School in Moravia, Iowa.
He received a degree in religion from Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. He also attended Nazarene Bible College.
He was married to Amanda Hetrick on August 7, 1993, in Brookville.
Betty L. Hicks, 94, of Rochester Mills, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2014 at Beacon Ridge in Indiana.
Mrs. Hicks was born on March 14, 1920 in Dixonville, a daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie (Sherry) Brilhart.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jesse D. Hicks, in 1992.
Ellen L. (Hall) Lucas, 73, of Glen Campbell, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
The wife of Frederick Lucas and the daughter of Dave and Geneva (Kane) Hall, she was born on Jan. 3, 1941, in Clearfield.
Ellen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glen Campbell.
She had been a den mother of the Cub Scout Troop based out of the former Banks-Canoe Twp. Elementary School.
Ellen belonged to the Homemakerâ€™s Society and was the founder and Queen of the Classy Chassis chapter of the Red Hat Society.
Hunter David Mills, 6 weeks, 3 days old, of Rockwood, Pa., passed away on March 26, 2014, at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Hunter, the son of Colton David Mills of Somerset and Jamie Lynn Coleman of Rockwood, was born on Feb. 10, 2014.
Eleanor Levina Williams, 89, of Punxsutawney, died on April 9, 2014, at Mulberry Square Eldercare.
Eleanor was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Rockton, a daughter of the late Homer and Bessie (Bickel) Bonsall.
On Oct. 22, 1960, she married Elmer Ellsworth Williams, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 16, 1971.
Mrs. Williams attended the Salvation Army.
She enjoyed taking care of her family, making crafts and doing puzzles.
Reed (Pete) Russell Rhodes, 86, of Brookville, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at the Brookville Hospital.
He was born Nov. 2, 1927, in Tionesta, Pa., a son of the late Henry S. Rhodes and Evelyn Thompson Rhodes.
On May 22, 1947, he married the late Kathleen B. Wile.
Pete was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps.
He worked as a salesman for Hiland Thompsonâ€™s Wholesale Dry Good and Clothing, as partner in Emeryâ€™s Tin Shop of Brookville, and for 17 years at DeMans Sporting Goods, as clerk and then newsroom manager.
Sarabelle M. Brennan, 92, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, April 7, 2014, from Mulberry Square.
Mrs. Brennan was born July 30, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Amon F. and Flora Bell Means Mohney.
On Feb. 20, 1945, she married James F. Brennan, who preceded her in death on July 31, 2000.
A member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney, Mrs. Brennan was a former Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher.
Carmen M. Duttry, 95, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Curwensville, died on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Bloomington, a son of the late Franklin and Mae (Swatsworth) Duttry.
After 30 years of service, Mr. Duttry retired from Penelec, where he installed and read meters.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Curwensville, where he served in the capacities of deacon and trustee.