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October 29th, 2014

Helen Martha Lyons, 99

October 29, 2014

Helen Martha Lyons, 99, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home.

She was born in 1915 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Fred
S. and Zula (Stiver) Heitzenrater.

On March 31, 1937, she married Harry J. Lyons, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1988.

She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

Helen was a seamstress and specialized in drapery making.

Ellen Joan James, 82

October 29, 2014

Ellen Joan James, 82, passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ellen was the daughter of the late Silas Alvin and Sara Luellen Rolls of Punxsutawney. She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Willoughby, Ohio, a former elementary school teacher and the retired owner of Barbre Nursery Schools in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

October 28th

Earl C. Covert, 93

October 28, 2014

Earl C. Covert, 93, of Punxsutawney, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mr. Covert was born on Oct. 15, 1921, in Angola, New York, a son of the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Angove) Covert.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Covert was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Lula M. (Frederick) Covert.

He was a member of the Chestnut Grove Church.

October 27th

Donna Belle (Smith) Newcome, 77

October 27, 2014

Donna Belle (Smith) Newcome, 77, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. For the past year, she had been a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

She and her twin brother, Donald, were born on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1936, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Walter and Nora E. (Furman) Smith.

Donna Belle was a 1954 graduate of Punxsutawney High School.

On Sept. 8, 1962, she married Ronald Newcome, Jr. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 2012. They enjoyed nearly fifty years of marriage together.

Lonnie Prescher, 48

October 27, 2014

Lonnie Prescher, 48, Stump Creek, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Born March 11, 1966, in Bedford, Pa., he was the son of Haddie Carol Prescher Tipping, who survives in Ohio.

Lonnie is also survived by his longtime girlfriend, Sammie Botelho of Stump Creek; three children, Billie Jo, Shawn and Tonya Kniseley, all of Reynoldsville; three grandchildren, Hayley Kniseley, Tye and Kiera LaBorde; two brothers, Bert and Brock Tipping, both of Ohio; three sisters, Renee Roper and Bridget and Erica Tipping, all of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen Martha Lyons, 99

October 27, 2014

Helen Martha Lyons, 99, of Punxsutawney, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at home.

She was born in 1915 in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Fred S. and Zula (Stiver) Heitzenrater.

On March 31, 1937, she married Harry J. Lyons, who preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 1988.

She was a member of the First Church of God of Punxsutawney.

Helen was a seamstress and specialized in drapery making.

She enjoyed reading the paper and keeping up with current events, crocheting, painting, reading, crafts and her dog, Benji. She was also a vendor at the Hazen Flea Market for more than 40 years.

October 26th

Josephine “Joe” Marie Turner, 84

October 27, 2014

Josephine “Joe” Marie Turner, 84, Falls Creek, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois, after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 1, 1930, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late James T. and Elizabeth (Reed) Strano. She was married to Irvin C. Turner, who preceded her in death.

Donna B. Newcome, 77

October 27, 2014

Donna B. Newcome, 77, of Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Christ the King Manor.

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

October 23rd

Dr. Joseph Michael Daniel Lisa, 86

October 23, 2014

Dr. Joseph Michael Daniel Lisa, 86, of Treasure Lake, DuBois, passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at his home.

Dr. Lisa was born May 8, 1928, in Jersey City, New Jersey, a son of the late Joseph and Rose (Gallo) Lisa.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara A. (Brauer) Lisa of DuBois.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in DuBois.

October 21st

Idella (Rushton) Ober, 88

October 21, 2014

Idella (Rushton) Ober, 88, of Marion Center, Pa., died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 after a short illness at her daughter’s home in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.

The daughter of Will and Grace (Abel) Rushton, she was born in Grant Twp., Indiana County, Pa., on Aug. 4, 1926.

She was a graduate of Marion Center High School.

Idella was a lifelong Lutheran. She was a member of the Grove Chapel Lutheran Church, Indiana, Pa. Idella was very active in her church activities and enjoyed being a part of the Lutheran Women.

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