November 12th, 2012
Russell (Rusty) Auman, 63, formerly of St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at his home in Puyallup, Wash. after a long battle with MS.
He was born in St. Marys on Aug. 1, 1949, son of the late Marinus and Doris (Fritz) Auman. He was married to Lori (Barnhouse) Auman, who preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2002.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Friday marks the city's annual Light Up Night festivities, which will feature a new Christmas parade welcoming Santa to St. Marys and marking the start of the holiday season.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors voted Monday to table a contentious plan to demolish an unused portion of the Bennetts Valley Elementary School.
As St. Marys resident Dara Benjamin now knows, you should always keep your eyes on the pies. Benjamin was crowned "Pie Queen" as more than 2,800 of the dessert items were delivered to South St. Marys St. Elementary School under her watchful eye on Saturday, Nov. 4 for a fundraising event.
Although war is not something many veterans recollect with fond memories, Leo Rigard, 96, of St. Marys, speaks highly of his group commander and fellow crew members during their World War II military service.
It was warm and sunny in St. Marys at 11 a.m. on Sunday as the annual Veterans Day Memorial Service got under way on the Diamond. The roughly half-hour-long ceremony was led by master of ceremonies, retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Vic Straub, who opened his remarks expressing that they were "blessed today to have such a beautiful day for this Veterans Day."
Betsie A. Nelson, 69, of River Road, Weedville, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, surrounded by her family at UPMC Presbyterian.
She was born Sept. 15, 1943 in Henderson, Ky., daughter of the late Richmond & Cynthia (Townsend) Dailey. On July 1, 1978, she married Vincent "Skip" Nelson Sr., who preceded her in death on March 3, 2010.
Betsie lived most of her life in DuBois and Weedville.Â She was a graduate of DuBois High School, Class of 1961. She retired from Rockwell in 2002 after 32 years and was currently working at the St. Marys Area Middle School cafeteria.
Naomi R. Kifer, 95, of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 5, 1917 in Mansfield, daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Potter) Summers. In 1935, she married Elmer E. Kifer Sr., who predeceased her in 1966.
She worked with G.C. Murphy Company and Stackpole Carbon. She was Episcopalian by faith and was a past member of the Women of the Moose and the Women of the Elks. She lived all of her life in Johnsonburg.
Wanda L. "Wendy" Herzing Cameroni, 53, of 650 Vermont Rd., St. Marys, and formerly of Thermopolis, W.Y.,
died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at the home of her sister in Wilcox, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born April 7, 1959 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Leander "Lee" Herzing and Dorothy Stelene Gesin.
Wendy was a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1977.Â She was employed by Powdered Metal Products
for many years.Â She enjoyed crocheting, dancing and going for 4-wheeler rides.Â She was always smiling and she found