Archive - Obituary
July 26th, 2011
John Ray Curry, 59, Mahaffey, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011.
He was born April 30, 1952, in Punxsutawney, a son of Wilma Curry, who survives, of Mahaffey, and the late Ray S. Curry.
June 16, 1973, he married his loving wife, Debra K. (Bennett) Curry, who survives, of Mahaffey.
Mr. Curry was Protestant by faith and a member of the Mahaffey Methodist Church.
He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in November 1977.
Bethany â€śBethâ€ť Sue Peterson, 29, Clymer, died Monday, July 25, 2011, in Grant Township, Indiana County.
She was born Oct. 2, 1981, in Indiana, the daughter of Larry G. and Glenda S. (Edwards) Peterson, who survive, of Clymer.
Miss Peterson was a member of the Marion Center First United Methodist Church in Marion Center, where she was active with the churchâ€™s music ministry. She served as the choir accompanist; played piano for Sunday services; and was a member of both the bell choir and the brass ensemble.
Kathleen "Kathie" Shepherd, 67, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her residence.
She was born April 20, 1944, in Dayton, a daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Icher) McKain.
Aug. 7, 1987, she married Wes K. Shepherd, who survives.
Mrs. Shepherd was the regional commissioner for the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York Scottish Highland Clan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two aunts, Mildred and Ethel Icher.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2011, in the Rural Valley Cemetery.
John â€śAndyâ€ť Todd, 90, passed from this life Sunday, July 24, 2011.Â
He was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Jefferson County, a son of the late John H. and Edna Lingenfelter Todd.
Mr. Todd served in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in various stateside locations and on the island of Tinian until December 1945.
While in Great Bend, Kan., Mr. Todd met Arlene Notestine.Â After the war, he returned to Burdett, Kan., and they wed Jan. 25, 1946. She preceded him in death.
Gary B. Travis, 48, Reynoldsville, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, following an auto accident along Route 36, near Punxsutawney.
He was born Oct. 5, 1962, in DuBois, a son of Marie (Manners) Travis, who survives, of Reynoldsville, and the late Nolan Travis.
Mr. Travis was employed by Smith Drilling, where he was a well driller, and he was a member of the Eagles Club, Walston Club and St. Joseph Club.
He loved the outdoors, as well as both hunting and fishing.
Peggy J. (Bracken) Price, 64, Burnside, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, at her home.
With heavy hearts, we say good-bye to our wife, mother, Nana and friend, who died after a recent diagnosis of cancer.
Mrs. Price was a long-time devoted member of the Burnside Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, where she shared her love of the Lord with the community children as a Sunday School teacher,VBS teacher and youth leader. She was also a member of the choir and quartet, as well as being instrumental in planning many of the holiday activities at the church.
Phyllis M. Hoover-Russert, 80, Mayport, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Lane Avenue Personal Care Home.
She was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Cyrus F. and Anna Mae (Miller) Gahagen.
She was married to Charles Ray Hoover, who preceded her in death. She then married George T. Russert Jr., who also preceded her in death.
Ms. Hoover-Russert was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City and also a member of the Mahoning Grange in Trade City. She was also a long-time employee at the former Farmers & Miners Bank and S&T Bank.
Ronald E. Lingenfelter, 73, currently of York, formerly of Stewartstown, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.
He was the husband of Norma J. (Martz) Lingenfelter, to whom he was married 51 years.
A memorial service will take place Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Stewartstown Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 14 College Ave., Stewartstown, beginning with Masonic Rites at 1 p.m. by the Shrewsbury F & AM Lodge No. 423.
Pastor Howard Edmondson and Rev. Barry Robison will officiate.
Dorothy J. DuPont, 78, Cochranton, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
She was born March 15, 1933, in Franklin, the daughter of George and Eva Maria Hovis.Â
Aug. 11, 1952, she married the Rev. C. Dale DuPont, who survives.
Mrs. DuPont was a graduate of Rocky Grove High School and a member of the Countryside Evangelical Church in Clarks Mills.Â
She was a homemaker and supported her husband in his many church assignments.Â She also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Norma Jean (Crissman) Fetters, 82, of Indiana, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Scenery Hill Manor.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at the Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Brian Miller and the Rev. Arlene Schweitzer officiating.
Private interment will be made in Smicksburg Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Bence-Mihalcik Funeral Home, Indiana.