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December 5th

Judy Marie (Beatty) Miller, 49

December 5, 2012

Judy Marie (Beatty) Miller, 49, of Anita, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

She was born March 18, 1963, in Brookville, a daughter of the late John Alfred and Sally Vallette (McMillen) Beatty.

She was a 1982 graduate of the Punxsutawney Area High School.

On May 7, 2005, she married Samuel Joseph Miller, Jr., who survives.

Judy had previously worked at County Market, Frank ‘n Steins, the PA Memorial Home and Christ the King Manor.

She enjoyed quilting, camping, fishing and hunting with her husband.

December 4th

Grace LaRue Byerly, 90

December 5, 2012

Grace LaRue Byerly, 90, of Coolspring died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Mahaffey.

She was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Timblin, a daughter of the late Joseph Calvin and Charlotte Catherine (Lingenfelter) Shovestull.

On June 18, 1941, she married Daniel S. Byerly. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1998.

She attended the Coolspring United Methodist Church.

Grace had previously worked at Laurel Haven in Brookville for 38 years. She had also worked at Sylvania and Loree Footwear.

Donna J. Neiswonger, 76

December 5, 2012

Donna J. Neiswonger, 76, of Shippenville (formerly of Warren), died Monday evening Dec. 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Shippenville. Born July 25, 1936, in Timblin, she was the daughter of Samuel W. and Mary S. (Guthrie) Umberhocker.

She worked in the Warren Process (Blair), and she also enjoyed babysitting. She attended Punxsutawney High School.

Donna is survived by one sister Violet Hill of Clarion; one brother Darl
Umberhocker of Summerville (Pansy); and two nieces, Darlene and
Allen Campbell of Summerville and Patty Best and son Matthew Best of Shippenville.

December 3rd

Glenn Allen Gwinn, 82

December 4, 2012

Glenn Allen Gwinn, 82, of Big Run, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at home.
Glenn was born Nov. 10, 1930, in West Virginia.

On July 30, 1954, he married the former Donna Jean Boucher. She survives and resides in Big Run.

He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired after 28 years in the United States Navy in 1976.

He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed watching the games.

Harriet M. “Hattie” Getch, 97

December 4, 2012

Harriet M. Getch, 97, Anita, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home.
She was born March 19, 1915, in Helvetia, Pa., a daughter of the late Andrew and Violet (Broadbent) Jacobson.

On Nov. 19, 1933, she married Joseph N. Getch, who preceded her in death on June 5, 1983.

She was a member of the Anita Assembly of God Church in Anita.

She was a member of the Good News Club and Vacation Bible Club, and she taught the Adult Sunday School Class.

She was a housewife and a loving mother.

December 2nd

Ralph D. Work, 79

December 2, 2012

Ralph D. Work, 79, Brookville, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at home.

He was born Nov. 28, 1933, in Richardsville, Pa., a son of the late Earl Clifton and Grace Pearl (Yohe) Work.

July 19, 1958, in Summerville, he married Janet Eileen Sigworth, who survives.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Work was a graphic designer of fine china.

He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Brookville and Richardsville Baptist Church in Richardsville.

He enjoyed bluegrass and Southern gospel music. He loved traveling, camping and his family.

Barbara Ann “Bobby” (Passmore) Yeager, 80

December 2, 2012

Barbara Ann “Bobby” (Passmore) Yeager, 80, of Punxsutawney, and formerly of Clearfield, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

The daughter of the late Cecil L. and Cecelia (Ross) Passmore, she was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Clearfield.

Mrs. Yeager was a graduate of Clearfield High School and enjoyed attending her class reunions.

She married Edison C. Yeager on Oct. 17, 1955.

A homemaker, she had also been employed as a shirt presser and a hospital housekeeper.

In 1984, Barbara retired from the Troy Laundry in Idaho.

Joseph Bryan Lukehart, 43

December 2, 2012

Joseph Bryan Lukehart, 43, Covington, K.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Punxsutawney.

He was born Aug. 27, 1969, in New Orleans, La., a son of J. Kipp Lukehart and Sharyn “Shug” (McLaughlin) Lukehart.

He was married to Molly (Godfrey) Lukehart, who survives.

He was an avid sports fan and golfer.

He loved his family and was a kind and caring person.

He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School and attended Westminster College.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Lindsay and Meagan Lukehart.

November 29th

James M. Barkley

November 29, 2012

James M. Barkley died Nov. 25, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz., after a short illness.

After spending most of his life in the Northeast United States, Jim moved to Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico, in 2005.

He volunteered for the ACA organic farm and for the Lake Chapala Society as head of the Audit Committee.

Jim was known for his wry sense of humor and loved nothing more than trading jokes with friends.

November 27th

Charles “Joe” Vassallo, 87

November 27, 2012

Charles “Joe” Vassallo, 87, of Cherry Street, Emporium, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.

He was born Nov. 22, 1925, in Emporium, a son of the late Charles and Rose Gennacaro Vassallo.

On Sept. 25, 1952, in Emporium, he married Mary A. Johnson, who passed
away April 28, 2003.

On July 31, 2004, in Brockway, he married Jeanne Krauss, who survives.

Mr. Vassallo was a veteran of two wars, having served during World War II for three years with the Merchant Marines and during the Korean War for 26 months with the U.S. Army.

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