Archive - Obituary
January 12th, 2011
Janice E. Shope, 71, of 1020 LeMans Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 12, 2010 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Daguschonda, daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Yonker Gorton.
On Sept. 6, 1958, in St. Benedict's Church in Daguschonda, she married David A. Shope, who survives.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1957. She was employed at the St. Marys Job Center for over 18 years, retiring in 2000.
Mary Lou Hammar (nee Gillen), 84, died unexpectedly on Jan. 1, 2011, surrounded by her family.
She was born in St. Marys.
She married John Hammar, who preceded her in death.
She moved to Erie when she married her husband. They retired to Venice, Fla. in the 1990s, and then moved to Naples to be near family.
Willis E. "Bill" Simon, age 82, of 501 High St., Johnsonburg, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Johnsonburg, son of Russell and Helen Myers Simon. On Aug. 7, 1948, he married Lucy Paladino in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg; she survives.
A 1946 Johnsonburg Area High School graduate, he received a degree in instrumentation from the International Correspondence School.
Judith "Judy" A. Smith, 67, of 138 Hemlock Rd., St. Marys, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 11, 2011 at her residence after a brief illness.
She was born on July 29, 1943, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Norman and Eva Brennen Stauffer.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1961. She was a retired employee of Powdered Metal Products.
Harold R. Young, age 87, of 108 Irishtown Rd., Kersey, died Monday morning, Jan. 10, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Brockway, son of the late Thomas R. and Stella B. (Truesdale) Young.
Ronald L. Chapin, 73 , of 465 Marvin St., Wilcox, died on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1937 in Kansas City, Kan., son of the late Charles D. and Ruby I. Woodcock Chapin.
He married V. Louise "Lou" Lehman on July 16, 1994 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church. She survives.
He resided in Wilcox for the past 18 years and was formerly of McPherson, KS. He graduated from McPherson High School in 1955.
Cynthia M. "Cindy" Rupprecht of 621 Maurus St., St. Marys, died on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born in St. Marys, a daughter of Thomas Rupprecht of St. Marys and the late Judith Munn Rupprecht, who preceded her in death on July 16, 2006.
Patricia A. Mitchell, 71, of 121 Powell St., Ridgway, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 19, 1939, in Ridgway, the daughter of Harold and Mary Cianca Russell.
She married Samuel Mitchell, who predeceased her on Oct. 15, 1996.
Mrs. Mitchell was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of St. Leoâ€™s Catholic Church. She enjoyed crafts and talking with people. She was employed at Clarion Sinitered Metals, retiring in 2001.
Edith "Pete" M. Werner Knoll, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. after a brief illness.
She was born in St. Marys on Jan. 3, 1920, a daughter of the late Arthur A. and Edith Mary Kaul Werner.
She married Edmund "Lee" Mellitus Knoll on July 4, 1946. He preceded her in death.
Jane E. Gausman, 59, of 872 Brusselles St., St. Marys, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at the Life Care Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
She was born June 4, 1951 in Genesee, daughter of the late Earl and Leota Holt Truax.
On July 4, 1971, in Genesee, she married Joseph R. Gausman, who survives.
She was a graduate of Northern Potter High School, Class of 1971. She had been a resident of St. Marys for the past 41 years.