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February 18th, 2011

John R. "Dick" Phillips Sr., 84

February 18, 2011

John R. "Dick" Phillips Sr., 84, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at UPMC-Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

He was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth (Williams) Phillips.

Aug. 22, 1953, he married Irene (Gresock) Phillips of Punxsutawney, who survives.

February 17th

Minnie Emabel Brothers, 96

February 17, 2011

Minnie Emabel Brothers, 96, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Wellington Heights, Punxsutawney.

She was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Clifford and Twila (Philippi) Hughes.

She was married to Bernard Brothers, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Brothers was a homemaker and a member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church.

William John Cameron, 80

February 17, 2011

William John Cameron, 80, Rossiter, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Rossiter.

He was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Arnold M. and Ethel M. Cameron.

He was married to Jane Mallory Cameron, who survives.

Mr. Cameron raised strawberries and was a dairy and beef farmer. He was retired from Benjamin Coal Company, Sky Haven Coal Company and his business, Cameron Bus Company, after 52 years.

Erda H. Simons, 95

February 17, 2011

Erda H. Simons, 95, New Kensington, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, in Natrona Heights. 

She was born Feb. 12, 1916, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Cletus and Effie (Winand) Scholze. 

She was married to Coy Lingenfelter, who preceded her in death June 10, 1941. She then married John E. Simons, who preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1972.

Mrs. Simons worked as an operator for Bell Telephone, a switch board operator for Alcoa, Miller Brothers Shoe Store, Gaylord’s Department Store and the YMCA, all in New Kensington. 

February 16th

Ben E. Raybuck, 84

February 16, 2011

Ben E. Raybuck, 84, Jefferson Manor, Brookville, and formerly of Hazen, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Jefferson Manor.

He was born May 30, 1926, in Reynoldsville, a son of the late George W. and Dorothy Hetrick Raybuck Bush

May 19, 1951, in Brookville, he married Bernice M. Bruce, who preceded him in death June 30, 2008.

Mr. Raybuck was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the European, African, and Middle Eastern Theaters with the 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion.

February 15th

Evelyn C. (Manges) Huey, 97

February 15, 2011

Evelyn C. (Manges) Huey, 97, of Aultman, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Beacon Ridge Nursing Center.

She was born in 1913 in Ligoner, a daughter of the late George and Ellen (Stouffer) Manges.

In 1934, she married Charles Huey, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Huey was a member of the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Missionary Society.

She was a wife, mother and housewife, having resided in Aultman since 1942.

February 14th

J. Karl Sutter, 80, Punxsutawney

February 15, 2011

J. Karl Sutter, 80, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a long illness.

A son of the late J.B. and Lillian (Sutter) Sutter, Mr. Sutter was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Covode.

May 14, 1951, he married Doris (Engle) Sutter, of Punxsutawney, who survives.

Mr. Sutter was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army.

He attended the CMA Church.

Marna B. Elkin, 75

February 15, 2011

Marna B. Elkin, 75, Smicksburg, passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Findlay, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Sterling) Altman.
Sept. 28, 1957, she married her husband of 53 years, Emory Elkin, who survives.

James K. Zents, 82

February 15, 2011

James K. Zents, 82, Brookville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born June 8, 1928, in Brookville, a son of the late Harry Esmond and Alva Estella (Maxwell) Zents.
He made his home with Patricia A. McKinney, who survives.

Mr. Zents was a veteran of the Military Police, having served in the Korean conflict.

Carolyn F. Confer, 71

February 15, 2011

Carolyn F. Confer, 71, Sigel, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at home.

She was born June 25, 1939, in Sigel, a daughter of the late Chester and Francis (Smith) Fiscus.

She was married to Richard R. “Dick” Confer, who preceded her in death Nov. 10, 2001.

Mrs. Confer was a homemaker and previously worked at the Farmer’s Inn in Sigel.

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