May 30th, 2011
Barbara Ellen Kotula, 92, Lucerne Mines, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at St. Andrewâ€™s Village.Â
She was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Eleanora, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Annie (Lewis) Collins.
She was married to Theodore F. Kotula Sr., who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Kotula was a member of St. Maryâ€™s Holy Protection Byzantine Catholic Church, Homer City, where she was very active in the Ladiesâ€™ Guild.Â
She was also a 1936 graduate of Punxsutawney High School and a member of the Greek Catholic Union, Lodge No. 62, Punxsutawney.
Minnie L. Lawson, 76, formerly of Mahaffey, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Ridgeview Elder Care Rehabilitation Center, Curwensville.Â
She was born July 21, 1934, in Gilford, N.C., the daughter of the late Jasper and Nannie (Bennett) Highfill.
Mrs. Lawson is survived by her husband, Paul Lawson, of Punxsutawney.
Interment was held Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mahaffey.
Arrangements were under the direction of Waldron Funeral Home, Mahaffey.
John (Jack) L. Jordan, 76, Erie, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 30, 3011, at the Golden Rehab Living Center, Erie.
He was born Dec. 31, 1934, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late U.D. and Margaret Irene (Heitzenrater) Jordan.
Mr. Jordan was a member of Presbyterian Church of Punxsutawney. He was retired from Community Action and The Punxsutawney Spirit.
Helen J. Buck "Teetie," 91, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Aug. 16, 1919, in Foxburg, Clarion County, a daughter of the late John Sherman and Mary Adalide (Best) McCoy, who moved to Punxsutawney in 1932.
July 5, 1937, she married Rufus L. Buck, who preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1973.
They had two daughters, Rosalie and Sandra, and moved their family to Cleveland in 1952.
Elizabeth K. "Betty" Stewart, 73, Stump Creek, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.Â
She was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Edgar Blain and Jean (Hetrick) Slick Sr.
She married William M. Stewart, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Stewart attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Punxsutawney. She was retired from Jensen and enjoyed being on her computer.
Esther Jane Powell, 75, Punxsutawney (Porter), died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born July 6, 1935, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Howard W. and Helen Marie (Kromer) Yeaney.
June 5, 1953, she married Laird H. Powell, who survives, of Porter.
Mrs. Powell was a member of the North Freedom United Methodist Church until she moved to Porter and became a member of the Porter United Methodist Church.
She was the co-owner of Powellsâ€™ General Store in North Freedom for 20 years.
Marian Ruth (Rolls) Stamler, 81, passed away quietly in her sleep Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Kimes Nursing and Rehab in Athens, Ohio, after a hard-fought battle with emphysema and chronic bronchitis. She maintained her dignity, grace and an amazing sense of humor until the end.
She was born March 9, 1930, in Indiana, a daughter of Silas Alvin and Sara LuEllen (Armstrong) Rolls.
She married Glen Algernon, who preceded her in death.
BROOKVILLE â€” At least 125 people died in Joplin, Mo., when a mile-long tornado struck last Sunday, leaving in its path complete devastation.
But amid tragedy, there is hope.
In conjunction with Clarion County Career Center and Charlie Schrecengost Trucking (CST), the Jefferson County Firemenâ€™s Association will gather goods to send to tornado victims.
â€˘ A Memorial Day parade and service, sponsored by American Legion Post 62 and VFW Post 2076, will be conducted Monday.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. with services following at Barclay Square bandstand at 11 a.m.
The veteransâ€™ memorial wreath will be placed at Circle Hill Cemetery immediately following the service. The publicâ€™s participation and attendance will be greatly appreciated.
â€˘ VFW Post 9044 and Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary, Big Run, will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Fairview Cemetery, Church Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Area School District will hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2011 at 7 p.m. Tuesday at a location â€” Jack LaMarca Memorial Field or the PAHS auditorium, in the event of inclement weather â€” to be determined.
The guest speaker will be Senior Master Sergeant Charles Buterbaugh, a 1991 PAHS graduate.