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September 16th, 2011

Karen Elaine Deats, 52

September 16, 2011

Karen Elaine Deats, 52, DuBois, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois.

She was born Sept. 29, 1958, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Leroy and Lois (Peace) Cressley.

Ms. Deats was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Big Run.

Surviving relatives include two daughters, Rebecca Milliron and husband Dallas of Punxsutawney, and Judy Deats of Punxsutawney; and three grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Bruce Cressley.

September 13th

Mary Belle (Finch) Mottern Michaels, 82

September 13, 2011

Mary Belle (Finch) Mottern Michaels, 82, of Sprankle Mills, went to be with the Lord Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, while at home.

She was born July 16, 1929, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Martin E. and Pearl (Neville) Finch.

Mary Belle married Cloy “Joe” Mottern, who preceded her in death. 

Oct. 30, 2002, she married Joseph “Bert” Michaels, who survives.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed. She enjoyed eating at Punxsy Phil’s and the Country Villa.

Margaret E. Smith, 95

September 13, 2011

Margaret E. Smith, 95, Marion Center, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late William and Alice (Aber) Haag.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Campbell, Harold Hetrick and Meigs Smith.

She was a member of the Marion Center Presbyterian Church and the New Salem Presbyterian Church in Ohioville. She was a member of the Mahoning Hills Senior Center and loved bingo and gardening.

September 12th

Colton Elbel Baughman, 22

September 12, 2011

Colton Elbel Baughman, 22, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at home.

He was born April 6, 1989, in Punxsutawney, a son of Bruce Baughman and Sandra Elbel, who survive.

He attended Clarion University and was a 2007 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, where he ran cross country and track.

Colton was a member of the Oliver Township Fire Co.

An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, motorcycles and hanging out with family and friends.

He was employed by Weatherford Well Head of Punxsutawney.

David H. Burkett, 62

September 12, 2011

David H. Burkett, 62, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born March 16, 1949, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Kermit F. and Earlajane (Jones) Burkett.

Mr. Burkett was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Karen Kent, whom he married July 14, 1973, as well as a loving and devoted father to the other true love of his life, his daughter, Kelly Rieth, both of whom survive.

September 11th

John Brocheys, 76

September 12, 2011

John Brocheys, 76, DuBois, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, surrounded by family at his daughter's home.

He was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Big Soldier, a son of the late Arthur Brocheys and Mildred (Fye) Brocheys-Gaul.

He worked at Brockway Glass as a machine operator for 30 years and retired in 1990. Mr. Brocheys was a member of the VFW and the Glass Blowers' Association. He was an avid hunter, and many of his prize trophies are displayed in Dario's Bar.

Lucille May Grossi, 80

September 12, 2011

Lucille May Grossi, 80, Punxsutawney, formerly of Anita, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1931, in Anita, the daughter of the late Roy C. and Julia (Anderson) Walker.

Oct. 23, 1973, she married Joseph Secondo Grossi, who preceded her in death April 25, 1996.

Mrs. Grossi worked as a tax collector.

She enjoyed playing Bingo and gambling at Seneca. She really loved and enjoyed the company of her yellow cat.

Jeanette M. McQuown, 89

September 12, 2011

Jeanette M. McQuown, 89, Punxsutawney, passed away, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

She was born Aug. 17, 1922, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Joseph and Maude (Cornman) Kerr.

She was married 45 years to Kenneth L. McQuown, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. McQuown worked for many years as a baker at Ruth & Harry's Bakery, and she also enjoyed making beautiful quilts.

While at Jefferson Manor, she made many close friends with the caregivers and residents at Jefferson Court.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

Vernon C. Martin, 82

September 12, 2011

Vernon C. Martin, 82, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.

He was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Trade City, a son of the late Elmer W. and Idabelle Gaul (Martin).

March 25, 1950, he married Marian Gahagan Martin, who survives.
Mr. Martin was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City. He was a member of the Mahoning Grange No. 1732 and a National Guard veteran.

He was a retired farmer who also had a trucking and excavating business.

Lulu G. Swineford, 90

September 12, 2011

Lulu G. Swineford, 90, Brookville, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at Brookville Hospital.

She was born March 10, 1921, in Knox Township, a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Blanche Hopkins.

Feb. 11, 1943, in Columbus, Ga., she married Miles T. Swineford, who preceded her in death May 4, 1988.

She was retired from Owens-Illinois in Brookville.

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