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May 30th, 2011

Barbara Ellen Kotula, 92

May 31, 2011

Barbara Ellen Kotula, 92, Lucerne Mines, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at St. Andrew’s Village. 

She was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Eleanora, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Annie (Lewis) Collins.

She was married to Theodore F. Kotula Sr., who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kotula was a member of St. Mary’s Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer City, where she was very active in the Ladies’ Guild. 

She was also a 1936 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of the Greek Catholic Union, Lodge No. 62, Punxsutawney.

Minnie L. Lawson, 76

May 31, 2011

Minnie L. Lawson, 76, formerly of Mahaffey, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Ridgeview Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Curwensville. 

She was born July 21, 1934, in Gilford, N.C., the daughter of the late Jasper and Nannie (Bennett) Highfill.

Mrs. Lawson is survived by her husband, Paul Lawson, of Punxsutawney.
Interment was held Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mahaffey.

Arrangements were under the direction of Waldron Funeral Home, Mahaffey.

John (Jack) L. Jordan, 76

May 31, 2011

John (Jack) L. Jordan, 76, Erie, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 30, 3011, at the Golden Rehab Living Center, Erie.

He was born Dec. 31, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late U.D. and Margaret Irene (Heitzenrater) Jordan.

Mr. Jordan was a member of Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney. He was retired from Community Action and The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Helen J. Buck "Teetie," 91

May 31, 2011

Helen J. Buck "Teetie," 91, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Aug. 16, 1919, in Foxburg, Clarion County, a daughter of the late John Sherman and Mary Adalide (Best) McCoy, who moved to Punxsutawney in 1932.

July 5, 1937, she married Rufus L. Buck, who preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1973.

They had two daughters, Rosalie and Sandra, and moved their family to Cleveland in 1952.

Elizabeth K. "Betty" Stewart, 73

May 31, 2011

Elizabeth K. "Betty" Stewart, 73, Stump Creek, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. 

She was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Edgar Blain and Jean (Hetrick) Slick Sr.

She married William M. Stewart, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Stewart attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Punxsutawney. She was retired from Jensen and enjoyed being on her computer.

Esther Jane Powell, 75

May 31, 2011

Esther Jane Powell, 75, Punxsutawney (Porter), died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born July 6, 1935, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Howard W. and Helen Marie (Kromer) Yeaney.

June 5, 1953, she married Laird H. Powell, who survives, of Porter.
Mrs. Powell was a member of the North Freedom United Methodist Church until she moved to Porter and became a member of the Porter United Methodist Church.

She was the co-owner of Powells’ General Store in North Freedom for 20 years.

Marian Ruth (Rolls) Stamler, 81

May 31, 2011

Marian Ruth (Rolls) Stamler, 81, passed away quietly in her sleep Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Kimes Nursing and Rehab in Athens, Ohio, after a hard-fought battle with emphysema and chronic bronchitis. She maintained her dignity, grace and an amazing sense of humor until the end.

She was born March 9, 1930, in Indiana, a daughter of Silas Alvin and Sara LuEllen (Armstrong) Rolls.

She married Glen Algernon, who preceded her in death.

May 27th

Henrietta S. "Honey" Pennington, 84

May 27, 2011

Henrietta S. "Honey" Pennington, 84, Rossiter, died Thursday, May 26, 2011, at her home.

She was born Sept. 14, 1926, in Rossiter, a daughter of the late Carl F. and Scharlotte (Tucker) Stamler.

She was married to Edward Pennington, who preceded her in death.

May 25th

Frances Joanne (Parks) Dickey, 75

May 26, 2011

Frances Joanne (Parks) Dickey, 75, Knox Dale, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.

She was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Brookville, a daughter of the late George Andrew and Rheba Minerva (Wolfe) Park.

Dec. 22, 1955, she married Darrel Edward Dickey Jr., who preceded her in death July 2, 2004.

Mrs. Dickey attended the Knox Dale United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and organ for the past 50 years.

James D. Hartzfeld, 72

May 26, 2011

James D. Hartzfeld, 72, Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at UPMC-Presbyterian as the result of injuries sustained in a farming accident Monday.

He was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Luthersburg, a son of the late Eugene and Arvilla (Swartzlander) Hartzfeld.

Aug. 17, 1973, he married Kathleen L. (Bonsall) Hartzfeld, who survives.

Mr. Hartzfeld was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and a retired coal miner of 35 years. He enjoyed many years of taking care of the Bonsall Family Farm.

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