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January 17th, 2012

Eileen McDonald, 90

January 18, 2012

Eileen McDonald, 90, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at AM/PM Personal Care Home.

She was born May 15, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James L. and Mary (Bonner) Long.

July 26, 1944, she married Kenneth McDonald, who preceded her in death in March 1995.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of the Steffy United Methodist Church and a member of the Steffy United Methodist Women.

She enjoyed working outdoors, children and cooking.

Francis R. Russell, 95

January 18, 2012

Francis R. Russell, 95, Brookville, formerly of Timblin, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Brookville.

He was born April 17, 1916, in Emlenton, a son of the late James and Della (Porter) Russell.

He married Florence (Bennett) Russell, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Russell was a clergyman and a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Brookville.

Walter R. “Pete” Weaver, 94

January 18, 2012

Walter R. “Pete” Weaver, 94, Brookville, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

He was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Brookville, a son of the late Raleigh J. and Edna (Vandervort) Weaver.

Oct. 6, 1944, in Brookville, he married Margaret L. “Peg” Crawford, who survives.

Mr. Weaver was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater and the U.S. Army Reserves in Pittsburgh for more than 20 years, retiring as a colonel.

January 16th

Delmont "Smokey" Woods, 79

January 16, 2012

Delmont "Smokey" Woods, 79, Rossiter, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born April 8, 1932, in Rossiter, a son of the late John and Edith (Oaks) Woods.

July 5, 1980, he married Elizabeth (Vandervort) Woods, who preceded him in death Sept. 23, 2011.

Mr. Woods was an avid baseball fan and also loved football and fishing.

January 15th

Helen Bobette (Sutter) Lechner, 90

January 15, 2012

Helen Bobette (Sutter) Lechner, 90, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in Anchorage.

 Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney.

Mary Jane Miller, 68

January 15, 2012

Mary Jane Miller, 68, Brookville, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born Dec. 11, 1943, in Tonawanda, N.Y., a daughter of the late Marcel Russell and Hilda Madelyn (Lewis) Wazelle.

May 25, 1974, she married the love of her life, Wayne Arthur Miller, who preceded her in death Oct. 1, 2009.

Mrs. Miller was a member of the Nazerene Church in Anita.

She and her husband lived most of their lives in Wyoming, where they enjoyed riding horses, backpacking, square dancing, bowling and Black Powder Rendezvous.

Jeffrey (Petey) S. Peterman, 39

January 15, 2012

Jeffrey (Petey) S. Peterman Sr., 39, Punxsutawney,died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 30, 1972, in Indiana, a son of Margaret Diane (Peterman) Anderson, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Peterman was a roofer.

He was a member of the Punxsutawney FOE, the American Legion and the Walston Club.

Miriam Poole, 87

January 15, 2012

Miriam Poole, 87, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Samuel Z. and Nora May (Hersh) Shaub.

She married Warren D. Slaybaugh, who preceded her in death in 1991.

She then married Bruce Poole, who preceded her in death in 2010.

Mrs. Poole was a registered nurse.

She was a member of the Punxsutawney Chapter No. 72, Order of the Eastern Star.

January 13th

Rebecca L. Phillips, 70

January 13, 2012

Rebecca Larraine Phillips, 70, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Mitchell) Johnson.

She married Kenneth Ray Phillips, who preceded her in death July 14, 2003.

Mrs. Phillips worked as a nurse's aide for the Blose-McGregor Health Care Center.

January 11th

Ethel Mae Haney, 91

January 11, 2012

Ethel Mae Haney, 91, of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born June 11, 1920, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late John T. and Elizabeth (Molnar) Vadasy. 

Sept. 23, 1936, she married Vincent L. Haney, who survives, of Punxsutawney.  They were married for 75 years.

Mrs. Haney attended the Cloe United Methodist Church.  She worked for the former Adrian Hospital and Rosenthal Dress Shop. 

She loved crosswords, bingo, music, reading and dancing.

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