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September 4th, 2012

Annabelle Grace Yeaney, 90

September 4, 2012

Annabelle Grace Yeaney, 90, of Mayport, Pa., passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, peacefully at her home.

She was born March 12, 1922, in Youngstown, Ohio, a daughter of the late William A. and Grace Genevive Smith.

April 18, 1941, she married her best friend, Woodrow W. Yeaney Sr. He preceded her in death on April 4, 1996.

Annabelle and her husband owned Anwood Farms in Mayport and The Halfway House Tavern in Shannondale, Pa.

Above all, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

September 3rd

Mary Ruth Reitz, 81

September 3, 2012

Mary Ruth Reitz, 81, of Laurelbrooke Landing, passed away at Brookville Hospital on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

She was born May 31, 1931, at Cloverdale Farm in Stanton, Pa., the youngest child of the late Harry Webster and Jessie Ruth (Brosius) Reitz. 

She never married.

After graduating from Brookville High School and Grove City College with an associate degree, Mary Ruth worked as a secretary/bookkeeper at Brookville Equipment; as a secretary to Milton Eisenhower, president of Penn State; and as a secretary for James Hysong, superintendent of Brookville Area Joint Schools.

Raymond “Junior” Shank, Jr., 76

September 3, 2012

Raymond “Junior” Shank, Jr., 76, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at home.

He was born Aug. 29, 1936, in Indiana County, a son of the late Charles and Edna Mae (Wright) Shank.

Mary Katharyn “Kate” Patterson has been his life partner for the past 42 years.

Mr. Shank worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and as a coal miner.

He was a member of the American Legion in Rossiter and Punxsutawney, the Punxsutawney Eagles and St. Joe’s Club in DeLancey.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He loved his dog, Brownie.

August 31st

Barry Stephen Kern, 60

August 31, 2012

Barry Stephen Kern, 60, of Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

He was born April 6, 1952, in Quincy, Mass., a son of Robert L. and Sara A. (Jackson) Kern. They survive and reside in Cordova, Tenn.

He met his wife-to-be, Karen Denise Lockard, when she was only 16 years old; they later married on March 31, 1973, and would have celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2013. She survives.

Mr. Kern worked at Beverage Air in Brookville for 36 years.

Anna Ruth Young, 88

August 31, 2012

Anna Ruth Young, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at home.

She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Bellwood, a daughter of the late Ralph and Edith (Cole) Waltman.

She married Eugene Mercer, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1974.

She became the wife of Joe J. Young, who preceded her in death on June 5, 2002.

Anna enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Bingo and crocheting, and she had previously enjoyed fishing with her husband.

Anna Ruth Young, 88

August 31, 2012

Anna Ruth Young, 88, of Punxsutawney, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at home.

She was born Sept. 3, 1923, in Bellwood, a daughter of the late Ralph and Edith (Cole) Waltman.

She married Eugene Mercer, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1974.
She became the wife of Joe J. Young, who preceded her in death on June 5, 2002.

Anna enjoyed spending time with her family, playing Bingo and crocheting, and she had previously enjoyed fishing with her husband.

August 30th

Jaclyn L. Keys, 49

August 30, 2012

Jaclyn L. Keys, 49, Hazen, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born September 15, 1962, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of
John and Carol Graffius Stuchell.

She married Michael Keys, who survives.

She is also survived by a son, Sean, and a daughter, Amanda, both at home; her parents John and Carol Stuchell of Treasure Lake; and a brother Kurt of Clarion.

She was a teachers' aide in the Brookville Area School District, where she enjoyed working with the staff and students of Hickory Grove Elementery School.

Floyd James Kline Jr., 56

August 30, 2012

Floyd James Kline Jr., 56, of Marion Center, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, in Marion Center, Pa.

A son of Floyd James Kline Sr. and Harriet (Henderson) Kline, he was born Dec. 12, 1953, in DuBois.

Floyd was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a lifelong dirt track racer, car builder and mentor to a lot of racers. He worked by his son’s side at their business, “Dave Kline Motor Sports.” He loved his Harley and his dogs.

Lester R. Vallimont, 93

August 30, 2012

Lester R. Vallimont, 93, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Emporium, passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in the Altoona Regional Health System.

Born July 28, 1919, in Clearfield, he was the son of Rudy and Iva Miller Vallimont.

On June 19, 1968, he married Ruth Waddington who preceded him in death July 26, 2007.

A veteran of WWII, having served with the US Army, he had previously worked in the CC Camps building roads and camps.

He relocated to Emporium, where he was employed by Sylvania Electric and worked as a carpenter doing home repairs and building many homes.

August 27th

Fidella Annaledd (Pifer) Bishop, 69

August 27, 2012

Fidella Annaledd (Pifer) Bishop, 69, of Rossiter, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois.

She was born May 6,1943, in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Leslie and Ruby (Shepler) Pifer.

She was married to Clair Bishop, who survives.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Countryside Baptist Church in Punxsutawney.

She was a homemaker.

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