April 11th, 2014
Betty Jane Snyder, 75, went home to be with her Lord on Friday morning, April 11, 2014, at her home in Hamilton, Pa.
Betty was born Jan. 11, 1939, daughter of the late Joseph and Elma (Newcome) Bish, in Coolspring, Pa.
She was married on May 21, 1960, to Verner Snyder, who preceded her in death.
Betty is survived by one brother, Richard Bish of DuBois; a daughter, Amy Murphy; a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Leslie (Lyle) Snyder of Hamilton; and grandchildren Sara Murphy and Becky and Joey Snyder of Hamilton.
Hailey Peace of Punxsy, with assistance from Ken Kotula, is pictured stocking trout in Cloe Lake last Thursday.
Trout fishing officially begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
For details about the Cloe Lake stocking and trout season safety tips and pointers, pick up Friday's edition of The Spirit.
(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Don Byerly.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
ANITA â€” Don Byerly is a familiar face. You may recognize him as president of the McCalmont Township Fire Company. Or perhaps, you have seen him helping out his fellow firefighters.
Byerly was born in DuBois and raised in Punxsutawney.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police, in conjunction with the Troop C Vice Unit and the Reynoldsville Borough Police Department, conducted a narcotics investigation on April 9 on Main Street in the Reynoldsville Borough.
On the aforementioned date, the Reynoldsville Borough Police Department found a vehicle disabled at the Uni-Mart in the Reynoldsville Borough.
Officers observed paraphernalia inside the vehicle and obtained consent from the accused â€” Jeffrey Scott Kline Jr., 32, Brockway, and Jessica Lynn Kline, 26, Brockway â€” to search the vehicle.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As a parent, one often feels helpless when a child is ill, but to be the parent of a child who is terminally ill or â€” in the case of one little boy â€” in need of a heart transplant, it is not only frustrating but also heart-wrenching.
However, as parents, we learn that when our children are faced with adversity, we must be strong, and for 5-year-old Brayden Wyant strength is a character trait both he and his parents must continue to display.
For Brayden's story, and to see how you can help, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Betty L. Hicks, 94, of Rochester Mills, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2014 at Beacon Ridge in Indiana.
Mrs. Hicks was born on March 14, 1920 in Dixonville, a daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie (Sherry) Brilhart.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jesse D. Hicks, in 1992.
Ellen L. (Hall) Lucas, 73, of Glen Campbell, passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
The wife of Frederick Lucas and the daughter of Dave and Geneva (Kane) Hall, she was born on Jan. 3, 1941, in Clearfield.
Ellen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glen Campbell.
She had been a den mother of the Cub Scout Troop based out of the former Banks-Canoe Twp. Elementary School.
Ellen belonged to the Homemakerâ€™s Society and was the founder and Queen of the Classy Chassis chapter of the Red Hat Society.
Hunter David Mills, 6 weeks, 3 days old, of Rockwood, Pa., passed away on March 26, 2014, at Childrenâ€™s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Hunter, the son of Colton David Mills of Somerset and Jamie Lynn Coleman of Rockwood, was born on Feb. 10, 2014.
Eleanor Levina Williams, 89, of Punxsutawney, died on April 9, 2014, at Mulberry Square Eldercare.
Eleanor was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Rockton, a daughter of the late Homer and Bessie (Bickel) Bonsall.
On Oct. 22, 1960, she married Elmer Ellsworth Williams, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 16, 1971.
Mrs. Williams attended the Salvation Army.
She enjoyed taking care of her family, making crafts and doing puzzles.
This week, third-grade students at Parkview Elementary School shared with The Spiritâ€™s Larry McGuire their answers to the question, â€śIf you had to change your name, what would you change it to, and why?â€ť in honor of Name Yourself Day, which is today.
Pictured are members of Mrs. Rakeâ€™s third-grade class (front, from left): Seth Moore, Ezekiel Bennett, Harley Wells, Ashlyn Christian; (middle row) David Hallman, Brice Rowan, David Dicello, Kayle Spade; (back) Zakkery Anderson, Bryce Horne, Easton Gula, Ryle Mennetti and Alex Novajosky.