Archive - Obituary
October 21st, 2013
Linda L. Murphy, 65, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Key West and Philadelphia, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Cape Coral.
She was born Oct. 16, 1947 in Oil City to James and Jeanne Clifford.
Margie Rose "Babe" Cherry, age 83, of 5000 Whitehaven Court, Richmond, Va., formerly of Northridge, Calif., died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at Autumn Care, Hanover, Va. following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 2, 1930 in Kane, the daughter of Gustav and Elsie Shaffer Johnson.
She was married to Victor "Vito" Cherry on Jan. 13, 1948 in Johnsonburg. He died Dec. 21, 2000.
She had resided in Virginia since 2009, and formerly lived in California. She graduated from Kane High School in 1947.
Danial J. Ruffner, 33, of Scribner Avenue, DuBois, and formerly of Kersey, died at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 following complications of a long battle with Leukemia.
He was born Jan. 2, 1980 in Lewistown, a son of Donald and Cheryl (Heiberger) Ruffner of Kersey and Casey and Deborah (Werneth) Bowers of DuBois.
Gloria J. Copella, 63, of 332 Brandy Camp Circle, Ridgway, died on Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 15, 1950 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Gerald Jerome and Mary Elizabeth Kline Copella.Â She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1968.Â She was an employee of the St. Marys Carbon Company.
She is survived by her brother, Laverne Copella of Brandy Camp, and her nephew, Gerald Richard Copella of St. Marys.
There will be no visitation.
Margaret L. Shoup, 90, of 759 Johnsonburg Road Apt. 14, St. Marys and formerly of Filmore Road died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Rose Balaban Mahovlich.
On April 24, 1946 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late Albert "Bert" Shoup, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1999.
Nancy Densmore-Wilson, 55, of Laurens, Iowa, formerly of Ridgway, died on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Smith-Loterbour-Powers Funeral Home in Laurens with Pastor David Lyons officiating. Burial will be at Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct 21 at the Smith-Loterbour-Powers Funeral Home in Laurens. An Eastern Star Service will begin at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Richard L. Young, 87, a resident of Highland View Health Care, Brockway, and formerly of 1168 Windfall Rd., St. Marys, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Highland View.
He was born June 29, 1926 in Huntington, W.Va., son of the late Charles and Lida Hall Young. He was a graduate of Huntington High School and Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. He had been a resident of St. Marys since 1966 and was a retired employee of Pure Carbon Company.
On Dec. 13, 1958 in Huntington, W.Va., he married Geraldine P. Powell, who preceded him in death on July 9, 2013.
Todd J. "TJ" Annis, 36, of 463 Walnut St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following complications of a seizure.
He was born June 30, 1977 in St. Marys, a son of Roger "Ted" and Sharon Skok Annis of St. Marys
On May 29, 2004 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Amanda Detsch Annis, who survives.
Donald Edward Smitley, 57, of Dunbar, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born April 25, 1956 in Connellsville, son of the late Howard R. Smitley and Betty Klink Smitley.
Don was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend.
He was a Union Secretary of the former Foseco Corp., a member of the Old Time Fiddlers, Irishtown Sportsman Club, Dunbar Boys Blue Grass Band and a member and superintendant of Pechin Chapel.
He worked as a lift operator for Sony.
Phoebe Hutton Shadd, age 78, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Minden, La.
She was born in Mahaffey on Feb. 25, 1935.
She was a homemaker, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. Phoebe was a very special person who loved life and the family she raised. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and was an avid traveller with her husband of 53 years.
Phoebe was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Shadd; her mother, Angeline Reasinger Hutton; and brothers George Hutton, Howard Hutton and Harold Hutton.