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December 20th

Verne D. Hoffman Jr., 84

December 20, 2010

Verne D. Hoffman Jr., 84, Brookville, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born March 9, 1926, in Brookville, a son of the late Verne D. and Janet Sarah (Evans) Hoffman Sr.

Aug. 31, 1956, in Akron, Ohio, he married Patricia E. Lucas, who survives.

Mr. Hoffman was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Force.

Sandra Jean Burge, 61

December 20, 2010

Sandra Jean Burge, 61, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Nov. 12, 1949, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Aden and Betty Hoffman.

Mrs. Burge was married to Donald Burge, who preceded her in death Nov. 3, 2001.

She was a caregiver.

December 19th

Ronald L. Skinner Sr., 79

December 20, 2010

Ronald L. Skinner Sr., 79, Home, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1931, in South Mahoning Township, a son of the late James and Velma Arlene (Johnston) Skinner Nelson.

He was married for 59 years to Violet J. (Foltz) Skinner, who survives.

Mr. Skinner was a graduate of Marion Center High School, the class of 1949; he served in the Korean War and was a corporal in the 25th Infantry Division.

Mrs. Sarah Catherine Burkett Chipps, 72

December 20, 2010

Mrs. Sarah Catherine Burkett Chipps, 72, South Boston, Va., died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Halifax Regional Hospital.

She was born Dec. 14, 1938, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Leonard J. Burkett and Ruth Mae (Stormer) Burkett.

Mrs. Chipps was married to Murray Steve Chipps Sr., who survives.

She was of the Baptist faith and was project officer for Southside Community Services.

December 17th

Phyllis Jean Anderson, 79

December 18, 2010

Phyllis Jean Anderson, 79, Pembroke Pines, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.

She was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Miller) Lippart.

Mrs. Anderson was married to Donald E. Anderson, who preceded her in death July 1, 2005.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.

Blake E. Knapp, 69

December 18, 2010

Blake E. Knapp, 69, Brookville, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Jan. 28, 1941, in Cooksburg, a son of the late Meade and Elva (Sharp) Knapp.

Mr. Knapp was engaged to be married to Boots Ovenshire.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 33 years at PennDOT and was a member of the Brookville Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Knapp was a retiree from Union Treasury of Indiana/PennDOT, the treasurer of the Heath Township Sportsman Club and a member of the F.O.E. No. 983 in Brookville.

Kenneth M. Weaver, 71

December 18, 2010

Kenneth M. Weaver, 71, Home, passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the Armstrong County Hospital.

He was born in 1939, in Smicksburg, a son of the late Milo Weaver and Maxine (Cornman) Weaver, who survives.

Mr. Weaver was a veteran of the Cuban Missile Crisis, having served in the U.S. Army.

He received a BS degree from IUP, a master’s degree from Duquense University, and he was also a graduate of Oklahoma Farriers College.

Sara L. Wells, 89

December 18, 2010

Sara L. Wells, 89, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at McKinley Heath Center, Brookville.

She was born April 21, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alberta (Cochran) Hawley.

Oct. 28, 1938, she married Ambrose C. Wells, who preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1989.

Mrs. Wells was a member of the First Church of God and the Women of the Church of God.

She was a librarian at the church for a number of years.

December 16th

Sara L. Wells, 89

December 17, 2010

Sara L. Wells, 89, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at McKinley Heath Center, Brookville.

She was born April 21, 1921, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Joseph and Alberta (Cochran) Hawley.

Oct. 28, 1938, she married Ambrose C. Wells, who preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1989.

Mrs. Wells was a member of the First Church of God and the Women of the Church of God.

She was a librarian at the church for a number of years.

Eunice S. Miller, 97

December 17, 2010

Eunice S. Miller, 97, Mahaffey, passed away Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punxsutawney.

She was born Dec. 19, 1912, in Westover, a daughter of the late William L. and Martha (Rainey) Smith.

Mrs. Miller was married to Dr. D. Edgar Miller, who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1990.

She assisted her husband, who practiced dentistry in Mahaffey, by scheduling appointments and assisted him in dental exams of students in the various school districts.

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