Archive - Obituary
October 26th, 2012
Mary E. Knepp, 92, of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, St. Marys, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born July 15, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Chessaro and Louise Ortense Bologna. On Jan. 31, 1949 in Lewistown, she married Edward L. Knepp, who preceded her in death on March 8, 1956.
Floyd D. BealeÂ died at 11:10Â a.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.Â
Floyd was born on Feb. 19, 1923 on the Harbison Farm in Buffalo Township, Butler County.Â He was the son of the lateÂ Ralph Edward Beale and Ethel Jane (Walters) Beale. He was the widower of Phyllis June (Brothers) Beale,Â who died in 1992. Floyd and PhyllisÂ married on Nov. 19, 1947 in theÂ Freeport Gospel Tabernacle in Freeport.
Tyrell Francis Ott, 26, of 1473 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 in Summerville, Pa. as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
He was born May 31, 1986 in St. Marys, son of the late Gregory Ott, who died on Nov. 17, 1998, and Amy Ott-Hanes of St. Marys, who survives.
He had resided in Colorado from 1987 to 1993 before returning to St. Marys. He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2004. He was currently a chef at Marloâ€™s Place in St. Marys.
Ruth M. Wasson, 99, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 327 Walnut St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Pinecrest Manor.Â
She was born on April 17, 1913 in St. Marys and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Irene McHenry Loeffler.
On June 28, 1941, she married Arthur C. Wasson at Sacred Heart Parish in St. Marys. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 1989.
Rebecca J. Rhodes, 57, of 406 North Broad St., Ridgway, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Life Care in Natrona Heights.
She was born Oct. 13, 1955, in Ridgway, the daughter of Max and Dorothy Amacher Dillon. On June 14, 1975 she married Lynn Rhodes, who survives.
Mrs. Rhodes was a lifelong Ridgway resident. She was a member of the Faith Church. She enjoyed camping, knitting, playing Farmville on the computer, Facebook and being with her grandchildren. Prior to her 2003 kidney transplant, she had been employed at Elk Haven Nursing Home, Community Nurses and was also a babysitter.
Joseph A. Sette, 86, of Lock Haven, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Lock Haven Hospital.
He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Renovo, the son of the late Frank and Concettina Curato Sette.
He had been a Lock Haven resident since the end of WWII. Mr. Sette was Catholic by faith. He had served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of WWII. He had been employed at Lock Haven University.
Katrina E. Bjorkquist, 84, of Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Ridgway, the daughter of the late Claus and Olivia Johnson Bjorkquist.
She was a lifelong Ridgway resident. Ms. Bjorkquist was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women and choir. She had been employed at West Penn Power and Ridgway Community Nurses.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Marcia L. (Reid) Etherson, 79, of Cranberry Township, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler.
She was born Feb. 6, 1933, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Alexander P. and Virginia (Kellert) Reid. On May 8, 1953, in Dubois, she married Francis T. Etherson, who survives.
She lived in St. Marys for over 30 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church of St. Marys, a member of several bridge clubs, a local Quilt Guild, a volunteer knitter for Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Sara J. Parana, 76, of 400 Rock St., Ridgway, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Sept. 19, 1936 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Jacob and Marquerite Smith Ames. On Aug. 28, 1959, she married Joseph V. Parana, who survives.
Mrs. Parana was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years.
She had been employed at Ridgway Area High School, retiring in 1991. Mrs. Parana loved animals and enjoyed reading.
Marcella K. Steger Wonderly, 94, formerly of 423 Hickory St., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Highland View Health Care in Brockway.
She was born March 25, 1918, in Ridgway, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Forester Steger. She married Neil E. Wonderly on July 10, 1941, at St. Leoâ€™s Rectory. He proceeded her in death on June 29, 1969.