November 19th, 2012
Richard A. Wortman Sr. 77, of 1069 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 unexpectedly at his residence.
He was born Sept. 17, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Andrew and Lorina Benninger Wortman.
On Jan. 31, 1959 in St. Marys, he married Joan D. Caskey, who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 2000.
Mr. Wortman was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of the Airco Corp. and Windfall Products. He had also owned his own cleaning business, Wortman Cleaning Services.
Marguerite E. "Betty" Frank, 92, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Lynch Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born June 21, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles and Helena Kullertz Ambuske. On April 7, 1945, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Raymond B. "Goona" Frank, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1996.
Betty was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1938.
Students at April School of Dance performed in the school's large picture window as a large crowd gathered outside to watch. Several performance took place inside.
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Members of the St. Mary's Church bell choir perform at Northwest Savings Bank as children waited in line to visit with Santa during St. Marys' annual Light Up Night held Friday, Nov. 16.
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Now in its 17th year, St. Marys resident Laura Kuntz continues to collect donations for her Christmas in Kentucky program, a project which furnishes less fortunate families with Christmas gifts as well as everyday necessities.
Three years ago, following the implementation of $20,000 in cuts to the St. Marys Public Library's state funding, library director Scarlette Corbin first contacted the St. Marys Area United Way to request financial assistance in the form of a United Way allocation.
Rita M. Anzinger, 93, a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois and formerly of 219 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Christ the King Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born on May 9, 1919 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Schneider Leithner.
On June 8, 1936, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Wilfred E. Anzinger, who preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1989.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School.
Area residents counted down to light up downtown St. Marys during Friday's annual Light Up Night festivities.
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Laetitia M. "Lettie" (White) McHale, 55, of Cranberry Township, died Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012, after an extended illness.