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May 12th, 2014

Virginia M. “Tootie” Wilkins, 81

May 12, 2014

Virginia M. “Tootie” Wilkins, 81, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at the DuBois Nursing Home, DuBois.

The daughter of Ruben John Ruthstrom and Hester Mary (Fuller) Ruthstrom Hurd, she was born on April 28, 1933, in Glen Campbell, Pa.

A 1951 graduate of the Punxsutawney High School, Virginia went on to graduate from Dorinda’s Beauty School in Indiana, Pa.

She attended the Cloe United Methodist Church.

For a span of 20 years, covering the time period of 1968-1988, Virginia was the owner/operator of Virginia’s Beauty Salon in Hannibal, Ohio.

May 9th

William E. Allemang Jr., 89

May 9, 2014

William E. Allemang Jr., 89, Bethel Park, entered eternal life on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Kane Nursing Home in Scott Township.

He was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Pauline (Sigel) Allemang Sr.

He was the beloved husband of the late Bernadette; loving father of Karen (Raymond) Kosmach of Ohio, William (Teresa) Allemang III of Punxsutawney and Brian (Janice) Allemang of Bethel Park; six grandchildren, Tonya Briggs, Brooke Wozniak, Mary Kundrat and Marc, John and Michelle Allemang.

He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.

May 8th

Mary W. Miller, 90

May 8, 2014

Mary W. Miller, 90, of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at home.

She was born Jan. 3, 1924, in Millersburg, Ohio, a daughter of the late William J. and Sarah (Schrock) Weaver.

She was the wife of Eli J. Miller. He preceded her in death.

Katherine E. “Katch” Shiock, 83

May 8, 2014

Katherine E. “Katch” Shiock, 83, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Wellington Heights Personal Care Home.

She was born April 15, 1931, in Anita, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Vosko) Lavosky.

On Aug. 18, 1956, she married Bernard J. Shiock, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2003.

She was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Anita.

She worked at the Adrian Hospital as an X-ray tech for 20 years and then worked for the district magistrate’s office.

She enjoyed listening to polka music, singing and dining out.

Betty Jane Snyder, 75

May 8, 2014

Betty Jane Snyder, 75, went home to be with her Lord on Friday morning, April 11, 2014, at her home in Hamilton, Pa.

Betty was born Jan., 11, 1939, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elma (Newcome) Bish in Coolspring, Pa.

She was married on May 21, 1960, to Verner Snyder, who preceded her in
death.

Betty is survived by one brother, Richard Bish of DuBois; a daughter, Amy Murphy, and son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Leslie (Lyle) Snyder of Hamilton; and grandchildren Sara Murphy and Becky and Joey Snyder of Hamilton.

May 7th

Mary J. “Josephine” Justice, 97

May 7, 2014

Mary J. “Josephine” Justice, 97, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at AM-PM Personal Care Home in DeLancey.

She was born Dec. 20, 1916, in Porter Township, a daughter of the late Samuel and Ruth (Barnett) Justice.

She grew up on a farm near Porter. She worked at Loree Footware Shoe Factory as a sewer for 30 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Justice of Punxsutawney;

May 5th

W. Ray Hetrick, 85

May 5, 2014

W. Ray Hetrick, 85, of Erie, formerly of Pansy-Ringgold Road, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Brevillier Village in Erie.

Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Pansy, Pa., he was the son of the late William Carlton Hetrick and Ida Young Hetrick.

He attended Brookville High School and later received his GED.

He was married to Frances A. Batina on May 4, 1932, at the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem. She preceded him in death on Oct. 12, 2010.

May 4th

William L. "Yank" Klohr, 58

May 4, 2014

William L. "Yank" Klohr, 58, of Marion Center, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Penn Highlands DuBois.

Mr. Klohr was born June 8, 1955, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late George F. Klohr, Sr. and Nancy (Orcutt) Klohr.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.

Yank loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and riding four-wheelers.

Betty Jane Hinkle, 94

May 4, 2014

Betty Jane Hinkle, 94, Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

Betty was born in Butler County on Oct. 2, 1919, the daughter of Gertrude (Clark) and Clifford Heeter.

On Oct. 31, 1940, she married William J. Hinkle of Punxsutawney. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1988.

She graduated as valedictorian in 1935 from Ss. Cosmas and Damian High School.

She retired from the B&O Railroad as a weigh master clerk after 40 years of service.

Grace M. Huber, 92

May 4, 2014

Grace M. Huber, 92, Marchand, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.

She was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Vandergrift, a daughter of the late Jerry and Lena (Johns) Huber.

She was a member of the Marchand United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

She was the guardian for her nieces, Elena and Sheila Dorr, and her nephew, Karl Van Huber.

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