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January 16th, 2015

James R. Sexton

January 16, 2015

James R. Sexton, 87, of St. Marys and formerly of Weedville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Benezette, son of the late Raymond and Cathleen (Von Riebnitz) Sexton. On July 19, 1947, he married Virginia “Gala” Crocco who preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 1998.
Born and raised in Benezette, he lived most of his life in Weedville and the past 12 years in St. Marys. He worked at Stackpole Carbon of St. Marys for 37 years. He was a Member of St. Joseph Church.

January 15th

Dena L. Scott

January 15, 2015

Dena L. Scott, 95, of Weedville, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.
She was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Riva del Garda, Italy, and immigrated to the United States with her parents, Vittorio Silvio Betta and Antonia (Torboli) Betta, arriving on New Year's Day in 1930.
On Sept. 21, 1938, she married Massimo L. Scott, who preceded her in death May 14, 1983.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Church of Force, and the Bennetts Valley Senior Center. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling and working in her yard.
She lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley.

Carl O. Stranburg

January 15, 2015

Carl O. Stranburg, 77, of Grove City, Ohio, and formerly of Warren, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 with his family present.
Carl was born Dec. 14, 1937, son of the late Carl J. (Jip) and Myrtle Bengston Stranburg. He was born and raised in Tiona.
He was employed by Struthers Wells until its closing, and also the Warren County Courthouse.
Carl was an avid fisherman, hunter, and Steelers fan. He loved his hunting camp on Six-Mile. Carl served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He enjoyed spending time with his buddies at the American Legion Post 135 and the Sheffield VFW.

January 14th

Doris A. Paar

January 14, 2015

Doris A. Paar, 85, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Doris was born Dec. 30, 1928 in Daguscahonda, daughter of Jacob and Ann (Bosnik) Paar.
After graduating from Central Catholic High School, she was employed by Stackpole Carbon Company in St. Marys until 1962. She then moved to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and retired from Civil Service at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
Doris was a lifelong member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Court 95, in St. Marys.
She is survived by brother, Anthony (Linda) Paar; and a sister, Patricia Eckert.

Cloy O. Rhines

January 14, 2015

Cloy O. Rhines, 84, of 110 Lecker Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at his home.
He was born June 12, 1930 in Hallton, a son of the late Ralph and Frances Simmerline Rhines.
He married Beverly Bankovic Rhines at Queen of the World Church, she survives.

Ardith Pauline (Trumbull) Johnson

January 14, 2015

Ardith Pauline (Trumbull) Johnson, 89, of Toby, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 in Greensburg where she had relocated to be closer to her son Doug following a debilitating illness.
Ardith was born May 26, 1925 in Brandy Camp, daughter of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Jefferson) Trumbull.

January 13th

Helen M. Bauer

January 13, 2015

Helen M. Bauer, 87, of 461 Main St., Kersey, died Monday, January 12, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.
She was born April 4, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Maurice and Sadie Rigard Gillen. On Oct. 11, 1944 in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Donald W. Bauer, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools. She was a former employee of Pure Carbon Company.
Mrs. Bauer was a member of the Queen of the World Church.

Bonnie Morrison Siple

January 13, 2015

Bonnie Morrison Siple, 81, of Clayplant Road, Brockway, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after an unexpected illness.
Bonnie was born on Valentine’s Day of 1933 to Charles and Effie Morrison, also of Brockway, who preceded her in death.
She was married to Glenn Douglas Siple for 58 years. Together they raised their daughter, Bonnie Jo Siple [Renee], of Cranberry Township, and Marshall Douglas Siple [Leanne] of DuBois. She was the proud grandmother of Zachary Jonathan and Douglas Geer whom she treasured spending time with.

January 12th

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Pike

January 12, 2015

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Pike, 85, of Blasdell, N.Y., died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.
Mrs. Pike was a retiree from New York Telephone. Mrs. Pike was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court #1311, Communication Workers of America, Telephone Pioneers, Blasdell Seniors, and a devout member of Our Mother of Good Counsel Church.

Jerome "Jerry" Wittman

January 12, 2015

Jerome "Jerry" Wittman of Weedville died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
He was the son of Mary and the late Thomas Wittman.
He leaves behind his devoted wife, Sara "Sally" Wittman; a son, Jesse; and a stepdaughter, Gretchen.
A private funeral service was held for family and friends.

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