BAILEY, JUNE W. (BARGER) — June W. Bailey, 88, of Callensburg, died Sunday morning November 24, 2002, in Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sligo following a brief illness. Born July 19, 1914, in Perry Township, Clarion County, she was the daughter of Burton Lee and Eliza Ann Hutchinson Barger. She was a housewife. Mrs. Bailey was a member of the Hillville Wesleyan Methodist Church at Dutch Hill. She loved cooking, baking and quilting. Mrs. Bailey was married Oct. 18, 1931, to Arthur R. Bailey who preceded her in death March 17, 1986. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doretha Aughton of Parker; one son, Ray Bailey of Parker; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Ruth Stewart of Parker. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Millard, Jardine, Bryon and Russell Barger; and three sisters, Verna Fair and Bernice and Ethel Kriebel. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, Wayne Street, Parker. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Sligo Cemetery.
BAKER, GEORGENIA (VARNER) — Georgenia "Ginger" V. Baker, 92, of McKinley Health Center, Brookville, died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, at McKinley Heath Center. Born May 22, 1913, in Piney Township, Clarion County, she was the daughter of Albert and Freda McCoy Varner. Mrs. Baker attended schools in Clarion County. She was a graduate of the Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia School of Nursing. She retired as the school nurse at North Clarion School District. Mrs. Baker was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary, all of Clarion. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was married June 26, 1940, to John P. "Jack" Baker who preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1970. Among her survivors are a stepson, Norman Baker Koski of Hendersonville, N.C.; four step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Vern Paige Varner of Newport Richey, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Ike Varner; and a special companion, John Fye. The family will received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Varner Funeral Home of Sligo and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarion. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church with the Rev. James Dietrich officiating. Interment will follow in the Clarion Cemetery.
BAKER, IDA PEARL (SHOOK) -- Mrs. Ida Pearl Baker, wife of James Baker of Porter Twp., New Bethlehem RD, died at noon Sunday (April 26, 1959) after a lingering illness. Aged 51, Mrs. Baker was born in Toby Twp., Clarion County, on Oct. 11, 1907. Her parents were Alvin Stewart and Mary C. Shook. She married Mr. Baker on April 10, 1935. A member of the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Baker was affiliated with several of the church organizations. She is survived by two sons, Darl and Stewart, both at home; her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Clayton (Erma) Hollingsworth, Mrs. Blanche Hartman and Mrs. Frank (Ruth) Walls, all of Rimersburg RD; three brothers, Merle Stewart of McKeesport, Edwin Stewart of Sligo Rd and Russell Stewart of Rimersburg RD. Friends were received at the Moore Funeral Home in Rimersburg until noon today, with services held in the Oak Grove church this afternoon. The Rev. J. W. Mountain, former pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in Squirrel Hill cemetery. Obit, Kittanning Leader Times, April 29, 1959 via Linda Walls
BALLENTINE, BRUCE HENRY — Bruce Ballentine, 37, Born at Huey, Dies — SLIGO - Bruce Henry Ballentine, 37, of West Middlesex RD2, an employee of National Malleable in Sharon and former Clarion County resident, died of natural causes at 3:50am Tuesday in his home. Born January 5, 1937, at Huey, he was a son of Daniel and Mary Goodman Ballentine. He was married June 13, 1959, to the former Judy Carol Bonnett, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Walters, and his step-father, P.G. Walters, of Rimersburg RD; two daughters, Carole Jean, 10, and Brenda Eileen, 8, at home; a brother, Daniel Ballentine of Venus; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) Womeldorf of Portersville and Mrs. William (Mary) Womeldorf of Harmony; four half-brothers, Cleo Walters of Sligo, Lewis, Gardner, and Joseph Walters of Rimersburg RD1. His father and a sister, Wilda, are deceased. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm today at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo, where funeral services will be held at 1pm Friday. Rev. J.C. Himes, pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist Church at Wildcat, will officiate. Interment will be in the Sligo Cemetery. Derrick, Jan. 7, 1975
BAPTIE, VIRGINIA (EDELEN) -- Virginia Edelen Baptie -- Enjoyed remodeling her home and working on arts and crafts -- CLARION – Virginia Edelen Baptie, 85, of Elss Street , Clarion, died Tuesday, November 4, 2008 , in the Clarion Hospital . Born October 23, 1923, in Sligo , she was the daughter of the late Charles Robert and Margaret Davis Edelen. Ms. Baptie attended grades 1 to 7 in Sligo and Five Points Schools and attended grades 7 through 12 in Clarion. In 1941 she graduated from Clarion High School . She attended Hoffs Business School in Warren . Upon completion of her course she returned to Clarion. Ms. Baptie worked for Attorney Merritt Davis and Russell Hepler at the Thrift Loan Office until 1945. In 1945, Ms. Baptie went to Kansas City to attend airline school for a three month course. After two months at the school she was hired by American Airlines and was sent to their two week training class in Chicago , Ill. She worked in reservation sales in Cincinnati , Ohio. In December 1945, she was transferred to Washington , D.C. reservation sales. She became a lead agent in reservations and then became an instructor for reservation, ticket sales, and ticket lift sales people working at Washington National (now Reagan) Airport, Dulles and Baltimore Airports . She retired from American Airlines in November 1980 and moved to Arizona . She went to work for Carefree Travel Service in Scottsdale , Ariz. on a part time basis. She retired from there in 1988 and returned to Clarion in 1989 and resided here until her death. Ms. Baptie worked with Sheriff Vern Smith and the Triad Group for several years. Ms. Baptie kept busy remodeling her home, doing arts and crafts, keeping her Class of 1941 together planning Class Reunions, and keeping up with her relatives and friends that were still in the area and wherever they lived. In addition to her parents, Ms. Baptie was preceded in death by one brother, John Robert Edelen. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. , Saturday, November 8, 2008 , at Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood Street , Clarion. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Dr. Rev. Deryl Larsen officiating. Memorials may be sent to Clarion Hospital , Cancer Society or Society for the Blind. Online condolence may be submitted to www.goblefh.net. Source: Clarion News.
BARGER, IDA GRACE (FORINGER)(KING) — Ida Grace BARGER, 98, of East Brady, formerly of Rimersburg, died July 6, 1997, at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Piney Township. Born February 26, 1899, in Conneration, Clarion County, daughter of Harry L. And Annie (Conner) Foringer. Spouse #1, deceased: David R. King. Spouse #2, deceased: Perry M. Barger. July 9, 1997 Leader-Vindicator
BARGER, LEONA M. (KRIEBEL) — Leona M. Barger, 78, of Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, Pa. passed away at 5:30 am on December 4, 2003 at Clarion Hospital following an illness. She had resided at the Clarview for the past eight years. Born in West Monterey, Pa. on March 31, 1925, she was the daughter of George and Ethel Barger Kriebel. Mrs. Barger was Protestant by faith. As health permitted, she enjoyed caring for her family and visiting with family and friends. Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Blair (Saundra) Kriebel of Foxburg and Mrs. Thomas (Diane) Deitz of Emlenton; two sons: Rodney and wife Vicki Barger of Callensburg and Wesley Barger of Parker; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; on sister: Blanche Anthony of Parker, three brothers: Ivan Kriebel of Callensburg, Gary Kriebel and Denny Kriebel, both of Parker: also a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Barger, whom she married Dec. 23, 1944 and who passed away May 3, 1967. A brother Lewis Kriebel also preceded. Friends were received at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home Inc., Wayne St, Parker. Funeral Services were held in the funeral home with the Rev. Lonny Wolford, pastor of the Park Hill Church of God at West Freedom, officiating. Internment was in Mt. Zion
BARGER, REBECCA (LOGUE) -- "There are depths; but the depths are for God." Now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face," declared Paul. Since we know which way she went and how much better the life beyond death's portal is adapted to her spirit, we bid farewell to Rebecca Logue, wife of Isaac Barger. She was born in Toby Township, October 13, 1844. She was the youngest daughter of Charles and Rebecca Logue. Her death closed the chapter of this family. She died at her late home near West Monterey at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, from a complication of diseases. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband and the following children: Mrs. H.P. Light, Braddock; Mrs. L.W. Seigworth, West Freedom; Mrs. Al Horner, West Monterey; Mrs. Aaron Hartman, Sligo; Mrs. T.M. Stewart, Sligo; Mrs. Ernest Booth, at home, and one son, Charles Barger of Sligo. By her death the family circle was first broken. Mrs. Barger was an ideal wife and mother, helpful, patient, cheerful, sympathetic and full of good cheer, always ready to teach every good word and doctrine. She was devout, loyal and true to the Lord, to friends and to the Church. She gave her life to the Master over half a century ago and has been a member of the Concord Church from that time. The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. E.D. Crawford, assisted by Rev. H.A. Bailey, of Tionesta. As in the case of every noble Christ-like woman, wife and mother, her home was her throne. Her spirit, the mind, and the unseen Christ so fully pervaded that it became easily and perhaps unconsciously a throne of love and power. (poem) Source: Clarion Democrat January 21, 1915.
BARGER, ROBERT B. — Robert B. Barger, 82, of Curllsville, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at his home following a sudden illness. Born Sept. 16, 1923, near Rimersburg, he was the son of the later Charles and Hertha Reichard Barger. Mr. Barger was veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army as a PFC in the European Theater. He was of the Protestant faith. He was a member of VFW Post 7132 in Rimersburg. He enjoyed golfing and Kahle's Cabin in Curllsville. Mr. Barger was married June 22, 1947, to the former Priscilla D. Dunkle and she preceded him in death July 7, 1990. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Elliott of Shippenville; two stepdaughters, Judy Wensel of Curllsville and Ruby Fagley of Virginia; a stepson, Ed Dunkle and his wife Sis of Brookville; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Grace Kernick of Erie and Peggy Roloson of Arizona. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, his twin Betty Barger, Mary White and Rachel Hulings; and five brothers, Frank, Tom, Sam, Dick and Jack Barger. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Varner Funeral Home, Sligo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with Dan George, pastor of the Grace Community Church in Curllsville, officiating. Interment will follow in the Churchville Cemetery near Curllsville with military honors accorded by the Rimersburg VFW and American Legion ceremonial squads. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Southern Clarion County Ambulance Service, Route 68, Rimersburg 16248. Derrick, July 5, 2006.
BARLETT, CLARENCE EDWIN — Clarence Edwin Barlett, 76, retired mail clerk of the Clarion Post Office of 178 South Fifth Ave., Clarion, died at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Regional Hospital, Orangeburg, S.C. He was born January 10, 1894, in Monroe Township, Clarion County, the son of Orrin and Mary Ellen Smith Barlett. He was united in marriage to the former Gladys L. Stewart, who survives. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge 252, Encampment 94, of Clarion, in which he held the positions of Past Noble Grand and Past Chief Patriarch. He was also a member of the American Legion and the First United Methodist Church, both of Clarion. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry (Eloise) Crawford of Fort Pierce, Fla., one son, Thomas S. Barlett of Erie; one brother, Harold Barlett of Clarion, and five grandchildren. Removal was made to the Gerald L. Goble Funeral Home, Clarion, where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday. The IOOF will hold memorial services in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. William McCartney, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Officiating. Interment will be in the Clarion Cemetery. ** Oil City Derrick, Saturday, April 18, 1970 via Kelly Kline Fulcher.
BARLETT, FRANK L. — Frank L. Barlett - Clarion May 17 - Funeral services in memory of Frank L. Barlett were conducted at the family home in Curllsville at 2 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. McMurdy and Rev. Horne officiating. Interment was made in the Clarion cemetery with brothers and brothers in law of the deceased as pallbearers as follows: O. E., J. P., and J. E. Barlett, M. C. Wells, R. A. Smith and J. E. Caldwell. Those from a distance attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Phillips and son, Emmett, Mrs. William Phillips and son, Edwin of Monongahela, W. Va., Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Caldwell and children of Breckenridge, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith of Breckenridge, Mrs. George Yeagley of Springdale and Mr. and Mrs. James McClellan of Tarentum. Oil City Derrick, Friday, May 18, 1928
BARLETT, HAROLD SMITH — Clarion - Harold Smith Barlett, 66, of 738 Wood St., a retired employee of Pullman-Standard Car Works in Butler, died at 2:05 a.m. Saturday in Franklin Hospital. He was born April 2, 1908, in Monroe Township, Clarion County, a son of Orrin E. and Ella Smith Barlett. He and the former Katherine Kribbs were married August 20, 1929. She survives. Mr. Barlett worked for 16 years at Pullman-Standard prior to retirement. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarion, Beaver Township Bucktails, Fryburg Sportsmen's Club and Clarion Moose Lodge. Surviving along with his wife, Mrs. Katerine Barlett, are two sons, Alvin D. and Kenneth B. Barlett of Petrolia RD 1; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Leanora) Taylor of Riverdale, Ga., Mrs. Jerry (Marilyn) Brown of New Bethlehem and Mrs. Richard (Maxine) Jordan of St. Petersburg, and 11 grandchildren. His parents and a brother are deceased. Friends may call any time at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today. Rev. George S. Crooks, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Clarion Cemetery. **Oil City Derrick, Monday, December 2, 1974 via Kelly Kline Fulcher
BARLETT, WILLIAM — William Barlett, one of the well and favorably known citizens of Clarion county, died at his home near Brinkerton, Wednesday, April 4, of consumption. He was born at Callensburg, July 13, 1840, being in his 66th year at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, five sons and four daughters. Mr. Barlett was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of the G.A.R. He was a member of the German Reformed church. The funeral services which were largely attended were conducted on Saturday, April 7, by Rev. J. M. Evans from the late residence and the interment was made in the Reformed cemetery at Squirrel Hill. Mr. Barlett will be greatly missed from the home and in the community. The wife and children have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. Source: Butch George
William Barlett, of near Brinkerton, one of Clarion county’s most highly respected citizens, and a Veteran of the Civil War, passed away on Wednesday evening of last week, aged 66 years. The cause of his death was consumption. Mr. Barlett was born at Callensburg, this county, July 13, 1840. He is survived by his wife and 9 children – 5 boys and 4 girls. He was a member of the German Reformed church and also of the Grand Army Post. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. M. Evans, and the interment under the direction of Mr. R. A. Hogsett of New Bethlehem, was made in the Reformed church yard at Squirrel Hill, on Saturday, April 7th. The remains were conveyed from the house to the tomb in a hearse drawn by four horses, and were followed by an unusually large number of friends and neighbors. Note: Died 04 Apr 1906. Was married to Susanna Pence Nov. 8, 1866. source unknown. Source: Linda Walls. (see Civil War listing)
BARNETT, DOROTHY LAURENE (MYERS)(DAVIS) -- Dorothy Laurene Barnett, 87, of New Bethlehem, died Thursday evening, March 13, 2008, at the Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sligo. Born February 22, 1921, in New Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Myrtle Boyer Myers. She married Clark “Bud” Davis in October 1938. He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1950. She then married Joseph M. Barnett on Aug. 2, 1952, and he preceded her in death on February 7, 1991. Mrs. Barnett was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem and the Oakland Church of God in Distant. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the New Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary and volunteered her time at the Redbank Valley Thrift Shop in New Bethlehem. Survivors include four daughters: Barbara Jean Smith and her husband, John C. Smith, of Butler; Sue Brown and her husband, Dr. David C. Brown, of Bluffton, Ind.; Darlene K. Walls of New Bethlehem and Patricia A. Toy and her husband, Gary Toy, of Mayport. Fourteen grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, William L. Davis, in 1974; one grandson, Gregory Allen Smith, in 1985; three sisters, Freda, Maude and Margie; and one brother, Harold. Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Rupert Funeral Home in New Bethlehem. Friends also will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Oakland Church of God on Kohlersburg Road at Distant. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the church. The Rev. James Swogger, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery at Distant, Armstrong County. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to Edgewood Heights-Charitable Care Fund, 612 Keck Ave., New Bethlehem, Pa., 16242 or to Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14663 Route 68, Sligo, Pa., 16255. The Derrick - Saturday, March 15, 2008
BARNHART, ELEANOR ELMIRA (MYERS) — Parker Woman Dies -- SLIGO -- Mrs. Eleanor Elmira Barnhart of River Avenue, Parker, widow of Kenneth Barnhart, died Saturday morning in her home. Mrs. Barnhart, the former Eleanor Myers of Clarion County, was a daughter of the late Wilbert and Elmira Myers. Her husband, Kenneth Barnhart, died in May 1968. She is survived by a daughter, Billie Jean at home, and three foster children, Lois Miller of Huey and Richard Harrison and Earl Lowe of Rimersburg. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Hawk Funeral Home of Sligo with Rev. Mike Chapman officiating. Interment was in Allegheny Cemetery, near Parker. Submitted by Pamela Myers-Grewell. Source: Oil City Derrick 15 Sept 1971
BARNHART, KENNETH LEROY —May 7, 1969 Oil City Derrick - K. Barnhart, 55, of Sligo Dies Monday - SLIGO - Kenneth LeRoy Barnhart, 55, of Sligo RD died suddenly Monday of a heart seizure in the Bashline Memorial Hospital, Grove City. He was born in Adrian, Armstrong County, August 10, 1913, the son of Robert and Verna Wolf Barnhart. He was married to the former Eleanor E. Myers November 10, 1943. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Billie Jean, at home; three stepchildren - Earl and Richard, at home, and Mrs. Glenn (Lois) Miller of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Verna Philips of Parker. His father and one grandchild preceded him in death. Mr. Barnhart was a member of the Presbyterian Allegheny Church. Friends will be received at the Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home with Rev. Wayne Chapman of the Pilgrim Holiness Church of Rimersburg officiating. Interment will be in Allegheny Cemetery, Butler County.
BARTLEY, FRANCES JANE (BARTO) -- Frances Jane Bartley, 81, of Huckleberry Ridge, Sligo, in the Myersdale area, died suddenly of natural causes at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, in the Clarion Hospital. Born May 13, 1919, in Piney Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of Orrin E. and Ora Emma Dixon Bartoe. She was a graduate of Sligo High School. Mrs. Bartley had been employed at Owens Illinois Glass Containers of Clarion and at A.S.R. of Shippenville. She was married in New York Nov. 20, 1937, to Alfred R. Bartley, who died May 28, 1970. Mrs. Bartley and her husband operated a store for 10 years in Myersdale near Sligo. She was an active member of Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bartley was a member of Murphy Grange and was secretary of the Pomona Grange. She was a member and past noble grand of Lady Priscilla Rebekah Lodge No. 305 of Sligo. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth A. (Barbara J.) Blair of Brookville RD 1 and Mrs. Gary L. (Mary Emma) Hooks of Middletown, R.I.; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Joseph (Karen) Snyder of Indiana, Pa., Rick Blair and Mrs. Richard (Cathy) Hagen, both of DuBois, David Hooks and his wife, Leah, of Spartanburg, S.C., Mrs. Don (Tina) DuBreuil, Mrs. Richard (Leanne) Rodrigues and Mrs. Ned (Jonelle) Draper, all of Middletown, R.I., and Mrs. Joel (Rachel) Richards of Newport, R.I.; and 16 great-grandchildren. Transcription courtesy of Pamela Grewell.
BARTO, AMOS — One of the foremost citizens of Piney Township and a veteran of the Civil War, Mr. Amos Barto, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 26, 1927, at 4:00 o'clock p.m., following an illness which confined him to his bed for six months from heart trouble. Mr. Barto was born August 24, 1847, near Monroe Furnace in Clarion County, son of Mr .and Mrs. David Barto. Here he grew to manhood, received his education, and has made his home on his homestead farm, where he died, since 1879, at which time his father and he purchased the same. When the Civil War was in progress and President Lincoln was calling for men, Mr. Barto at the age of 16 years, 6 months and 1 day enlisted on February 25, 1864, and served in Co. H, 155th Regt. Pa. Vol. Infantry, until June 7, 1865. During this period of service he took part in the battle of the wilderness, Spottsylvania, and on down through the bloody fighting to Appomattox. His service was admirable and with the rest of the army was most effective. With other heroes he has gone to his long rest. "On Fame's eternal camping ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round The bivouac of the dead." Mr. Barto and Miss Emma Weeter were united in holy wedlock and with loving and happy surroundings on their homestead realized the happiness of home and family life until April 10, 1869, when Mrs. Barto was translated to a higher life, where she now welcomes him. Their union and home was blessed by two children, 0. E. Barto, of Piney Township, and Effie, wife of H. A. Wassum, of Mars, Pa. Mr. Barto is also survived by five sisters, namely: Mrs. Wm. Hoover, Mrs. W. W. Wyman, Mrs. Archie Everage and Miss Emma Barto, all of Piney Township, and Mrs. George Kifer, of 0lean, N. Y. Mr. Barto was a man of real Christian experience and was a just and honorable citizen. He was a member of Pine Grove M. E. Church and was influential in carrying on the work of that organization for many years. He was also interested as a citizen in the welfare of the community and with progressive ideas and earnest work gave service to the same. His funeral was held last Friday afternoon, April 29th, the services being conducted at his late home by his pastor, the Rev. B. J. Watkins. Interment was made in the cemetery at Pine Grove Church. Source: “Obituaries From The Clarion Democrat, 1925,1926,1927”, 2006. Sally Jordan Reed. NOTE: The transcribers or newspaper made an error regarding his wife death. Her actual death date was April 10th, 1896.
BARTO, EMMA ELIZABETH (MATEER) — Mrs. Amos Bartoe died at her home, April 10th. She was a patient sufferer of consumption for several months. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn their loss. The remains were interred in Pine Grove Cemetery, Rev. E.N. Askey, assisted by Rev. Spangler, officiating. (Piney Item of The Republican Gazette 4/23/1896).
Died, April 10, 1896, at Sligo, Pa.-- Mrs. Emma E. Bartoe, wife of Amos Baratoe, died of consumption, aged 33 years, 10 months, and 4 days. Deceased leaves husband, son and daughter. Source: Reed, Sally Jordan. "Obituaries From Clarion Newspapers, 1895-1900", p 16. Chicora, PA., 2002, (Clarion Jacksonian, Clarion, PA. April 23, 1896). Transcription courtesy of Paul Kifer.
BARTO, EVELYN ESTHER (BEST) -- Evelyn E. Barto, 83, of Sligo RD 1 was pronounced dead on arrival at 10:59 pm Wednesday in Clarion Hospital, following a lengthy illness. Born March 23, 1907, in Beaver Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of the late Addison C. and Elsie Taylor Best. She married John Barto on August 11, 1926, and he survives. Mrs. Barto was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, where she had served as the pianist for approximately 60 years. She also was a member of Murphy Grange, where she served as lecturer, and Clarion County Pomona Grange. She had served as state deputy matron for the Clarion County Grange. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Marlys Devey of West Mifflin; one brother, Robert Best of Shippenville RD; three grandsons, Edward Devey and John Devey both of Munhall, and Daniel Devey of West Mifflin; one granddaughter, Gayle Jones of Sligo RD 1; and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Jack Barto, who was killed in a car accident in 1954; three brothers, Walter Shields, Clark Best and Calvin Best; and one grandson, Joseph Devey. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm today and 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pmm Saturday at the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, near Sligo. Rev. Heather Eaman Hammond, pastor, and Rev. Lewis Fox, a retired Lutheran minister, will co-officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. **Note; she died May 30, 1990 Married John Dixon Barto, son of Orren Elmer & Ora Emma (Dixon) Barto.Source: Kelly Kline Fulcher.
BARTO, JOHN DIXON, SR -- John D. Barto, 95, of Sligo, died Monday, April 23, 2001, in the Locust Grove Assisted Living & Health Care Center, West Mifflin. He was born Feb. 1, 1906, in Piney Township, Clarion County, a son of Oren E. and Ora Dixon Barto. Mr. Barto was a retired manager of the Otto Milk Plant in Sligo. He was a self-employed dairy farmer. He was a member of the Mount Zion Lutheran Church and the Murphy Grange, both near Sligo. r. Barto was married Aug. 11, 1926, to the former Evelyn E. Best, who preceded him in death May 30, 1990. Surviving are a daughter, Marlys E. Devey of West Mifflin; a brother, Richard Barto of Arizona; five grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Barto was preceded in death by a son, John "Jack" Barto; and two sisters, Jane Bartley and Margaret Wensel. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Varner Funeral Home, Sligo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Gregory D. Golden, pastor of the Anne Ashley United Methodist Church in Munhall, officiating. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Sligo. 4/25/2001 Derrick.
Sligo R.D. Man is Killed When Automobile Strikes Trailer Friday Morning— Clarion - July 2. -- A 27-year-old Sligo R.D. Man was killed early this morning when his auto struck a trailer in Sligo, according to state police (picture on page 8). Pennsylvania State Police Michael Krevda and Robert A. Hauth of the Clarion barracks said John Dickson Barto died instantly in the crash. J. Ward Kief of Clarion, county coroner, after viewing the body while it still was pinned in the machine, issued a certificate of accidental death and stated no inquest would be held. Barto was reported en route home after a visit in Clarion and was traveling on Route 368. The mishap occurred at 12:45 a.m. at a point one-fourth of a mile from Sligo borough in front of the George W. Wolfe, Jr., Pennzoil distributor bulk loading plant. According to police, the Barto sedan struck a low-boy trailer parked broadside across the highway. The rear end of the trailer was placed against a 2 1/2-foot embankment for the purpose of loading a passenger car. The tractor-trailer was owned by Bruno T. Gossetti, Shippenville excavating contractor. The Barto car struck the center of the heavy steel side beams of the trailer and the impact was heard for a great distance. As a result of the crash, the front wheels and the motor of the automobile were pushed back beneath the front seat of the car. The driver was pinned and crushed between and steering post and the front seat. The rear axle and rear springs of the machine were ripped from the framework and the rear axle assembly was twisted into a circular fashion. Police said the skid marks on the pavement indicated the car slid 168 feet before making contact with the trailer. The victim was born March 9, 1927, a son of John and Evelyn Best Barto of Sligo, R.D. 2. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran church and was a member of the 1944 graduating class at Sligo high school. A farmer by trade, for several years he displayed prize cattle in farm shows of the district and was active for several years in the 4-H work. He also was a member of the Murphy Grange. The body was taken to the Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo. (inserted photo of wrecked automobile with caption: JOHN D. BARTO OF SLIGO, R.D. was crushed to death Friday morning in his car when it collided with a trailer. The front portion of the Barto vehicle, shown in the photograph, was forced beneath the driver's seat. (Story on Page 1).
BARTO, ORA EMMA (DIXON) — SLIGO -- Ora Emma Barto, 104, of Sligo RD2, died Thursday, December 24, 1987, in Clarview Rest Home, Piney Township. Born November 15, 1883, in Piney Township, she was a daughter of James and Lavina (Over) Dixon. She married Oren E. Barto on August 2, 1905. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Barto was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Callensburg, the Rebekah Lodge and Murphy Grange. She is survived by two sons, John Barto of Sligo and Richard Barto of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Wensel of Sligo RD1 and Mrs. Alfred (Jane) Bartley of Sligo RD2; nine grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, five sisters, a grandson, Jack Barto, and a great-grandson, Joseph Devey. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Cleo A. Hawk Funeral Home, Terry L. Beamer, director, Sligo, with the Rev. Lewis R. Fox, retired pastor of the Mt. Zion Church officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Submitted by Pamela Grewell.
BARTO, ORREN ELMER — Orren Elmer Barto, 85, of Sligo RD, a native of Clarion County, died Sunday in the Brookville Hospital. Born February 16, 1882, in Piney Township, he was the son of Amos and Emma Mateer Barto. He was married August 2, 1905, to the former Ora Emma Dickson, who survives. Mr. Barto, a farmer in Piney Township nearly all of his life was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, a 50 year member of the IOOF Conequenessing Lodge No 278 and a 50 year member of the Murphy Grange. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dee [Margaret] Wensel of Sligo RD and Mrs. Alfred [Jane] Bartley of Sligo; two sons, John of Sligo RD and Richard Barto of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. H. A. [Effie] Wassum of Mars; and 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded him in death in 1954. Removal was made to the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 pm today and from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the funeral home. Rev. Lewis Fox, pastor of the Mr. Zion Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Note: Ora Emma Dickson, should be Dixon. The Derrick, Oil City, Pa., Monday, March 13, 1967., Pg 9. Transcription courtesy of Paul Kifer.
BASHLINE, BASIL EUGENE — CLARION - Basil Eugene Bashline, 39, of 499 Little Turtle Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio, former Clarion resident, died at 9 a.m. Friday in Mariemont, Ohio, according to word received by relatives in this area. Mr. Bashline was employed as a machinist for the Mosler Safe and Loch Company in Cincinnati. He was born in Clarion November 9, 1926, a son of George S. and Fern D, Lewis Bashline. Mr. Bashline was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Alma Bashline; his father, George Bashline of Clarion RD 2; two daughters to a former marriage, Mrs. Lester Hensley and Miss Carol Bashline of Barstow, Calif.; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Plait, Mrs. Edith Reedy and Mrs. Thomas Cramer of Clarion
RD 2 and Mrs Russell Stewart of New York Slate; and four brothers, Ronald and Gerald Bashline of Clarion RD 2 , Duane Bashline of Clarion RD and Arnold Bashline of Aurora, N.Y. Removal will be made to the Goble Funeral Home in Clarion where friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday and when funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday. Rev. H. L Henkel, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Clarion, will officiate. Interment will be in the Reidsburg Cemetery at Reidsburg, Derrick (Oil City, Pa), Saturday, Aug 13, 1966. Pg 16
BASHLINE, BERTHA MAY (HENRY) — BASHLINE, BERTHA MAY (HENRY) -- Mrs. L. Bashline of Kent Hollow died Saturday at 11:30 o'clock after being ill for several weeks. McKean County Democrat (Smethport, PA), Thursday, May 21, 1931. Note: daughter of Thomas Marion & Ella Blanche (Magness) Henry. Wife of Leslie Woods Bashline. Sources: Paul Kifer; Butch George. Mrs. Les Bashline of Bradford, whose illness was mentioned in these items last week, died Saturday and on Monday her body was brought to the Licking Presbyterian church where services were held and her body was laid to rest in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Bashline will be remembered as Bertha Henry, daughter of Tom and Ella (Magness) Henry. She leaves the following small children: Thomas, Effie, Lottie, Mabel, Leslie and Wlmer. One son preceded her in death four years ago. The following sisters and brother also survive: Mrs. Carney Helper of Frogtown, Mrs. Bracken of Reynoldsville, Mrs. Dunkel and Mrs. Snyder of Vandergrift, Mrs. Edd Mercer and Mrs. Carlton Murray and Walter Henry of this place. Source: Thelma Kifer.
Mrs. L. Bashline of Kent Hollow died Saturday at 11:30 o'clock after being ill for several weeks. McKean County Democrat (Smethport, PA), Thursday, May 21, 1931. Note: daughter of Thomas Marion & Ella Blanche (Magness) Henry. Wife of Leslie Woods Bashline. Sources: Paul Kifer; Butch George.
BASHLINE, DAVID GRANT—3/3/1914 New Castle News, New Castle, PA - J.H. Bashline. J.H. Bashline left Saturday for Sligo, Clarion County, where he was called by the death of his brother, David G. Bashline. His death was caused by cancer of the stomach, from which he had been suffering for the past seven months. Mr. Bashline was in this city in November, visiting his brother, Joseph, and while here, became much worse, and gradually grew weaker until the end came Friday evening. He was an active member of the Sligo M.E. church, a devoted husband and loving father, and was highly respected by his scored of friends. He is survived by his wife, five sons, and five daughters, also by his father, five brothers, and one sister. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Transcription courtesy of Pamela Myers Grewell.
BASHLINE, DAVID RICHARD — D.R. Bashline of Sligo RD Dies at 64 — SLIGO - David Richard Bashline, 64, of Sligo RD1, a lifelong resident of Clarion County who retired this past january from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation died in his home at 8:20pm Saturday. He was born January 23, 1913, in Monroe Township, a son of Charles M. and Louella Myers Bashline. He was married October 16, 1946, to the former Naomi Emeline Bittenbender, who survives. Mr. Bashline was a member of the Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the pastor parish relations committee of the church. He also was a member of the AFSCME Union. Surviving along with his are three sons, Clair Arthur, Norman and David Bashline at home; five daughters, Mrs. William (Ruby) Plyler of Sligo RD1, Mrs. Russell (Sarah) Fox of New Bethlehem RD3, Mrs. Roger (Marilyn) Wright, Laura and Emily Bashline at home; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Sarvey of Aliquippa RD3 and Mrs. Lillian Confer of Franklin, and several nieces and nephews. Two children, Evelyn and Dawn D. Bashline, are deceased. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo, where funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday. Rev. H. Dale Reitz, pastor of the Monroe Chapel will officiate. Interment will be in the Churchville Cemetery. Derrick, Monday, June 13, 1977
BASHLINE, EMMA LEORA (MYERS) — Mrs. Emma Leora Bashline, 84, died Wednesday, February 1, 1956, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hazel McCall, Clarion. Mrs. Bashline, a daughter of Felty and Mary Myers, was born in Piney Township. She was married to Frank Bashline on October 6,1892. Mr. Bashline died April 13, 1954. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Ethel McCall, Parker; Mrs. Hazel McCall, Clarion; Quincy Bashline, Flushing, OH; Iola Dovenspike and Jay Bashline, RD Rimersburg. Two sons, Dr. McClelland Bashline and Byrd Bashline, are deceased. He (sic) also leaves a sister, Mrs. Effie Snyder, Curllsville, and a brother, Thompson Myers, Sligo. She was a member of the Curllsville Reformed Church and the WCTU. Funeral services were held on February 4 in Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo, with the Rev. Mr. Wetzel officiating. Burial was made in the Churchville Cemetery. Clarion Democrat 7-Feb-1956 pg 8 Transcription courtesy of Pamela Myers Grewell.
BASHLINE, FERN DELL (LEWIS) — Mrs. Fern Dell Bashline, 72, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Osteopathic Hospital. She was born at Williamsburg on June 17, 1892, and was a daughter of the late John H. and Edith Jones Lewis. Mrs. Bashline was married Dec. 20, 1909 to George S. Bashline who survives. She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Clarion. Survivors besides her husband are these children: Mrs. John Plait of Clarion RD 2; Ronald Bashline of Clarion RD 2; Mrs. Edith Reedy of St. Charles; Mrs. Russell Stewart of Vernon N. Y.; Mrs. Thomas Cramer of Clarion RD 2; Duane and Gerald Bashline of Clarion RD 2; Basil Bashline of Cinn., Ohio; Arnold Bashline of East Aurora N. Y.; 21 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Glenn Gathers of Erie and Floyd and Audley Lewis of Clarion RD 2. The body is at the Goble Funeral Home at Clarion, where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Rev. Palmer Zerbe, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Reidsburg cemetery. Source: The Derrick, Oil City, PA. Feb 11, 1965. Transcription courtesy of Pamela Myers Grewell.
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BASHLINE, JAY CLARK — BASHLINE, JAY CLARK -- SLIGO - Funeral services for Jay Clark Bashline, 71, of Rimersburg RD who died Tuesday in Clarion Hospital, will be held at 10 am Friday at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo. Born December 19,1903 in Porter Township, he was a son of Frank and Emma Myers Bashline. He was married June 19, 1963 to the former Grace M Turner, who survives. Mr. Bashline was a member of the Licking Presbyterian Church. He is survived by three children by a previous marriage. Mrs. Edna Wilson of St. Augustine. Fla.. Mrs. Doris Hetrick of New Castle and William Bashline of Sacramento, Calif. Also surviving are three stepchildren, Forest McKinney of Imperial, Mrs. Robert (Peggy Jo) Dickson of Beckley, W.Va. and Mrs. John (Georgette) Leavens of Cleveland, along with 17 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Guy (Hazel) McCall of Shippenville and Mrs. Darl (lola) Doverspike of Rimersburg RD, Three brothers. McClelland, Quincy, and Byrd. and one sister, Ethel, preceded .him in death. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today at the Hawk Funeral home. Rev Boyd Bell, pastor of the Licking Presbyterian Church, will officiate at the services at 10 am Friday. Interment will be in the Churchville Cemetery. Derrick (Oil City, Pa), Thurs., Jul 10, 1975. Pg 14
BASHLINE, MARGARET ELVERETTA — A very sad and fatal accident occurred to little Margaret Elvaretta Bashline, daughter of George S. and Fern Lewis Bashline, of Monroe Township, on Thursday, March 21. The little girl, while playing about the house, fell into a pan of hot water which the mother was using, and was badly scalded that she died at 1:05 p.m. Friday, March 22, 1918. Little Margaret was 1 year, 6 months, and 14 days old. The funeral was held on Sunday and interment was made in the Reidsburg cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. R.L. Grainger. The entire community sincerely sympathizes with the bereaved parents and friends. Source: Clarion Democrat, March 28, 1918. Submitted by Chrissy Strohm.
BASHLINE, NAOMI E. (BITTENBENDER) — Helen Furnace native, homemaker — SLIGO—Naomi E. Bashline, 68, of RD 1 Sligo, died at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 1996, in her residence following a sudden illness. Born April 22, 1928, at Helen Furnace, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Grace Milliron Bittenbender. She was married October 16, 1946, to David Richard Bashline, who preceded her in death June 11, 1977. Mrs. Bashline was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Clarview Auxiliary, where she was a past president. Surviving are three sons, Clair A. Bashline of RD 1 Rimersburg, Norman E. Bashline of RD 1 Sligo and David A. Bashline of Mesa, Ariz.; five daughters, Sarah (Mrs. William) McClintic of New Bethlehem, Ruby L. Wheeler of Elko, Nev., Marilyn (Mrs. Ron) Fye of Hagerstown, Md., Laura B. Bashline of RD 1 Sligo and Emily F. McClintic of Clarion; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bashline also is survived by a brother, Harold Bittenbender of Sheffield; and a sister, Christina Bittenbender of RD 2 Clarion. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Bashline was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Evelyn Bashline; and an infant brother, Archie Bittenbender. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church near Reidsburg. The Rev. Robert Getschman, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Churchville Cemetery near Curllsville. Arrangements were by the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Memorials may be made to the Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church, RD 1, Sligo, PA. 16255.
BASHLINE, NORRIS DEAN — Norris Dean Bashline, 85, of Holland Towers Apartments, Meadville, formerly of Perry Township, Clarion County, died of natural causes Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2000, at his residence. Born Dec. 10, 1914, in Knox, he was a son of Norris Albert and Edna Bish Bashline. Mr. Bashline worked for a number of years as an auto mechanic for Howard Miller in Corry. He retired in 1980 from AJAX Co. in Corry where he worked as a lab technician. He was active in the Meadville Salvation Army, including serving as a kettle worker during the holiday season. Mr. Bashline was a Protestant. He first was married to Ann Dee, who died in 1985. He then married Dorothy Henderson, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Donna Burrows of Meadville, Peggy Wolfe of Cam bridge Springs and Linda Servess of Vincentown, N.J.; 11 grand children; and 17 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ione Jordan of West Free dom; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife, Mr. Bashline was pre ceded in death by a sister, Faye Starkey; and two brothers, Paul Bashline and Carl Bashline. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, Wayne Street, Parker. Funeral services will be held at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Lonny Wolford, pastor of the Park Hill Church of God, officiating. Interment will be in Sligo Cemetery.
BASHLINE, PHYLLIS MARIE — Phyllis Marie Bashline died at the St. Mary's hospital, Dec. 16, 1933, aged 2 years and 7 days. The cause of her death was internal flu. She was a daughter of Quincy and Nellie (Gathers) Bashline and was born Dec. 9, 1931, in Porter township. Deceased is survived by her parents and by three sisters, Olive, Martha, and Alice. Funeral services were held Dec. 19, in the Reformed church at Curllsville, Pa., and were conducted by Rev. Morris Cooper of Rimersburg. Interment took place at Churchville. Transcription courtesy of Pamela Myers Grewell.
BASHLINE, RONALD F. — Ronald F. Bashline, 70, of Clarion RD2 died at 10:45 pm Sunday in Clarion Hospital. Born August 25, 1912, in Monroe Township, Clarion County, he was the son of the late George S. and Dell Lewis Bashline. Mr. Bashline was a painter and paper-hanger. He is survived by three brothers, Duane G. Bashline of Clarion, Arnold L. Bashline of East Aurora, N.Y., and Gerald K. Bashline of Clarion; and three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Platt of Niles, Ohio, Mrs. Edith Reedy of New Bethlehem RD1 and Mrs. Eleanor Massey of Titusville, Fla. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford and Basil Bashline; and four sisters, Romaine, Ruby and Marguerite Bashline and Mrs. Vivian Cramer. Friends may call anytime today at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the funeral home with Rev. Robert S. Widenor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church officiating. Interment will be in Reidsburg Cemetery. Transcription courtesy of Pamela Myers Grewell.
BASHLINE, RUBY — Little Ruby Bashline, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bashline, was born at Williamsburg on Feb 23rd, and died March 21, 1922. The little one had not been well since birth but seemed to be getting along very well until a few days prior to her death when she grew worse and suffered terribly. Everything possible was done to save the little infant life but on Tuesday afternoon the little spirit went back to Him who gave it. The body was laid to rest at Reidsburg beside its two small sisters. The parents and two brothers and three sisters survive to mourn their loss of the little one. May their hearts be comforted. Source: Clarion Democrat, March 30, 1922. Submitted by Chrissy Strohm.
BASHLINE, SAMUEL - Samuel Bashline, one of the oldest residents of Piney township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry McLain last Saturday night at eleven o'clock from cancer of the stomach. Mr. Bashline was one of the best known men in this section, but becoming aged and sick, gave up all kinds of work and went to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry McLain, where he remained until death came. Last Friday he became worse and died as above stated. He was about 84 years of age and at the time of his death he was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, of this place. The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. Zimmerman and the burial was in the Churchville cemetery. Mr. Bashline leaves four children living and one who died sometime ago. His wife was buried some 21 years ago. We with all their friends extend our sympathy to the sorrowing relatives and trust his calling and election may have been sure. (Clarion Republican 11/23/1899)
BASHLINE, SAMUEL ELIAS — Elias Bashline was born at Reidsburg, Clarion County, Pa., on November 7, 1832, and died at the home of his son, John Bashline, of Canoe Ripple, after a brief illness of a few days. He was at the advanced age of almost 95 years. He was twice married, first to Magdelena Kuhns, who preceded him in death over fifty years ago, and to this union seven sons and one daughter were born, namely: John and William, of Sligo; Clark, of Pittsburgh, Calvin, of Goheenville, and Joseph of New Castle; David, Samuel and Mrs. Hannah May having preceded him in death; also his second wife Miss Elizabeth George, just a few years ago. Mr. Bashline was a fine Christian man, taking an active part in all the good of the community and church. For years he was Steward and Class Leader at Mr. Joy, Knox Charge, then known as the “Old Salem Charge.” Then too he was the Superintendent of the Sunday School for years. Rev. Kenneth Moore officiated at the funeral on February 18, 1927, where friends and neighbors gathered to pay their last respect to Mr. Bashline. He was laid to rest in the Mt. Joy Cemetery. Source: Clarion Democrat, March 17, 1927.
BASHLINE, SHARON ELIAS — KNOX – Sharon (S. E.) Bashline, 67, of Beaver Township, Knox RD, a farmer in this area for the greater part of his life, died at his home early Sunday morning. Mr. Bashline was born in Licking Township, Clarion County, May 13, 1892, a son of the late John W. and Christina Taylor Bashline. He was married in 1925 to Margaret Wetzel, who survives. A World War I veteran, Mr. Bashline was a member of the Knox post 720 of the American Legion. He was a member of the United Church of Christ of Knox RD. In addition to his widow, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary McHenry of Foxburg, and five brothers: Charley B. Bashline of Bruin, Howard S., D. Lester and Walter E. Bashline of Knox RD, and Reldon C. Bashline of Emlenton, A brother, Elmer and a sister, Bertha, are deceased. The .body was, removed to the Stuart Funeral Home, Knox, where friends may call any timeand attend military services at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Mr. Bash of Petrolia, supply pastor at the United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul Union Cemetery, Knox RD. Derrick (Oil City, Pa), Monday, Feb 8, 1960. Pg 14
BASHLINE, STEPHEN NATHANAEL —Thanael Bashline a long and favorable known farmer of Monroe Township, died at his home near Reidsburg on Sunday, May 23, 1926. A few months prior to his death he began to fail in health.. He was taken to the hospital for an operation by upon arrival, there it was found that it was too late, his case being cancer of the stomach. His condition grew worse each day and he gradually became weaker until the end. Mr. Bashline was the son of Joseph and Sarah (Kuhns) Bashline and was born in Monroe Township Nov. 6, 1866, so was in his sixtieth year. He grew to manhood and was united in marriage to Dillie Fox. Entering into the affairs of life with manly courage he became one of the most highly respected citizens of Monroe Township. To their union were born seven children, namely Mrs. Howard Lewis and Mrs. R. A. Hale of near Knox; Leslie of Monroe township; Bernadine, Marie and Ralph all at home, and one daughter who preceded him in death. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters; Edward and Charley, Monroe Township; Frank of Porter Twp., Hunter of Sligo; Mrs Sarah Smith, New Bethlehem, and Mrs. Ad. White. Three sisters preceded him in death, viz., Mrs. Robert White, New Bethlehem; Mrs. John Brinker of Sligo and Mrs. Alfred Ketner of Reidsburg. Thus has closed another good and useful life. Funeral services were held in the home on Tuesday pm, and were very largely attended. Interment was made in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Churchville. His passing will cause a void in the home never to be filled and a great loss to his friends. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the sorrowing members of the family.—submitted by Pam Valdez.
BASHLINE, WILMENA CATHERINE (LOGUE) — Mrs. Bashline, 93, Dies in New Bethlehem Friday—SLIGO - Mrs. Wilmina Logue Bashline, 93, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth McCall of New Bethlehem at 2:35 a.m. Friday. Formerly a Sligo resident, she made her home with her daughter for the last three years. Mrs. Bashline was the daughter of Michael and Mary Watson Logue and was the last surviving member of a family of 13. On December, 25, 1890 she was married to David Grant Bashline, who preceded her in death February 27, 1914. Surviving are two sons, Norris A. of Sligo and Raymond of Rimersburg; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) Rimer of Rimersburg, Mrs. Victor (Lottie) McCall of Sligo RD1, Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) McCall of New Bethlehem RD and Mrs. Donald (Viola) Eaton of Woodville, Wash. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 19 great, great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo where friends may call. Submitted by Pamela Grewell. Source: 12/19/1964 Derrick
BEABOUT, ARNOLD H. — Arnold H. Beabout, 79, of East Brady, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, East Franklin Township. Born June 30, 1925, in East Brady, he was the son of John A. and Maude L. Reighard Beabout. Mr. Beabout was a graduate of East Brady High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with Battery C, 266th Field Artillery Battalion in the U.S. Army. He campaigned at Normandy on D-Day as part of the second wave at Omaha Beach. He also fought in Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes, including the Battle of the Bulge, and Central Europe. Mr. Beabout was the recipient of the European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. On Feb. 27, 1999, he received the Normandy Medal of Jubilee of Liberty from U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum at the 911th Airlift Wing Air Reserve Station in Pittsburgh. He was an active member of the East Brady community and was voted "East Brady Citizen of the Year" in 2001. After World War II, Mr. Beabout worked for two years as a mechanic at the Gulf Service Station in East Brady. He then worked as chief of police in East Brady for 16 years. He then owned and operated the East Brady Gulf Service Station for 18 years after his service as police chief. Mr. Beabout currently was an East Brady councilman and had served as president for many years. He served on council for more than 30 consecutive years. He loved his family, the country, hunting, walking and Bible study. Mr. Beabout was a member of Queenstown Methodist Church where he served as chairman of the board, trustee and finance. He also was a member of Jones/Connor American Legion Post 402 of East Brady, where he was the current commander. He led the Legion effort to construct the Veterans Memorial Park in East Brady. It was dedicated Aug. 13, 1994. Mr. Beabout was a member of the board of directors of the Bradys Bend Cemetery for more than 20 years. He currently was the president and oversaw the building of the cemetery chapel. He also was a member of the East Brady Revitalization Committee and served for 12 years as vice president and secretary. He was a former member of the East Brady Area Ambulance Service where he volunteered as an EMT and driver for 12 years. He also helped in the formation of the service member-board of directors of the Bradys Bend Cemetery for more than 20 years. Mr. Beabout was married Jan. 11, 1946, to Shirley E. Bowser, who died Jan. 17, 1986. Surviving are one son, Lonnie D. Beabout of Roseville; a daughter, Mrs. J. Duane (Lana) Harriger of Sligo; two granddaughters, Lisa Pelly of San Antonio, Texas, and Paul M. Scholl of Dothan, Ala.; one great-grandson, Aaron K. Scholl of Dothan; two stepgrandchildren, Michael Harriger of Sligo and Leeanne Whitaker of Baltimore, Md.; and two step-great-grandchildren, Allison Harriger of Sligo and Justin Whitaker of Baltimore. He also is survived by one brother, William Beabout of East Brady; four sisters, Emma Peters, Mrs. Harry (Beverly) Crawford and Mrs. Robert (Gloria) Reichart, all of East Brady, and Virginia Beabout of Sligo; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Beabout was preceded in death by 12 brothers and three sisters. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Charles B. Buechele Funeral Home, 105 Fourth St., East Brady. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Queenstown Methodist Church with the Rev. Linda L. Dinger, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Bradys Bend Cemetery where veterans honors will be held. The family suggests memorials be made to the East Brady Revitalization Committee-Kitchen Fund, 502 Ferry St., Suite 15, East Brady, 16028. Source: Derrick.
BEABOUT, ARTHUR R -- Arthur R. Beabout, 90, of East Brady and formerly of Perry Township, Armstrong County, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at the Chicora Medical Center. Born Dec. 17, 1911, in East Brady, he was the son of John A. and Maude L. (Reighard) Beabout. Beabout retired from Pittsburgh Trumbull Construction, where he was an asphalt plant operator for 17 years. He worked at Lee Coal Co. in Widnoon, Armstrong County, as a shot firer for two years; at Rimersburg Coal as a tipple operator for four years; at Cherry Run Coal Co in Huey, Clarion County, as a coal loader for five years; and at Rex-Hide Inc. in East Brady for three years. Beabout served with the United States Navy in World War II as a boatswain’s mate second class on the USS Palisade. He received a Victory medal, American Campaign medal, Asian Pacific medal and European African medal. He was Presbyterian. Beabout was a member of the American Legion, Post 402 in East Brady and the VFW Post 7132 in Rimersburg. He is survived by his wife, Mildred V. Beabout of East Brady, who he married on Nov. 1, 1969; four sons, John Beabout of Tampa Fla., Larry E. Hicks of St. Petersburg, Richard A. Hicks of Perry Township and William F. Hicks Jr. of Parker; four daughters, Ellois Freeland of Kirkwood, Mrs. Russell (Carolyn) Crawford of Bradys Bend, Mrs. Kenneth (Janice) Crawford of Bradys Bend, Mrs. Earl (Patricia) Everetts of Sugarcreek Township; four sisters, Emma Peters of Sligo, Virginia Beabout of Sligo, Mrs. Harry L. (Beverly) Crawford of East Brady, and Mrs. Robert (Gloria) Reichart of East Brady; four brothers, John Beabout of Sligo and, Arnold, Thomas and William Beabout, all of East Brady. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter. BEABOUT — Friends of Arthur R. Beabout, who died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the CHARLES B. BUCHELE FUNERAL HOME, 105 Fourth St., East Brady. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Pesci, pastor of the Regular Baptist Church in East Brady, officiating. Burial will be in the Bradys Bend Cemetery, where military honors will be performed by American Legion Post 402. American Legion Post 402 will hold memorial services at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
BEABOUT, VIRGINIA R. — Virginia R. “Ginny” Beabout, 84, of Clarview Rest Home, Sligo, formerly of East Brady, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at her residence. She was born June 6, 1923, in East Brady, daughter of the late John A. and Maude L. (Reighard) Beabout. She was a 1945 graduate of East Brady High School. She was member of the First Presbyterian Church, East Brady, the church choir and served on many committees through the years. She also was member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 402, East Brady. She is survived by two sisters, Beverly (Harry) Crawford, of East Brady, and Gloria (Robert) Reichart, of East Brady; a brother, William Beabout, of East Brady. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and 13 brothers. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the CHARLES B. BUECHELE FUNERAL HOME, 105 Fourth St., East Brady. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, East Brady, with the Rev. Robert Moore, church pastor, officiating. Private burial will be in Rimersburg Cemetery, Rimersburg. Kittanning Leader Times - Nov. 15, 2007
BEATTY, POLLY (1802-1872)
BEATTY, WILLIAM (1806-1878)
BECK, ADDISON L. — ADDISON L. BECK, druggist, was born near Curllsville, Clarion Co., Penn., February 5, 1859, and is a son of Dr. J. N. and Ella (Boyles) Beck, the former a native of Centre County, and his wife of Clarion County, Penn. Dr. Beck practiced medicine in Curllsville till 1873, when he removed to Sligo in the same county, where he continued practice until 1881, being actively engaged in his profession for a period of twenty-two years. In December, 1874, Addison L. went into the drug business in Sligo and carried on the same until 1882, when he sold out and came to Sharon in August of that year. He purchased his present store and has since done a successful business, devoting a portion of his time to chemical analysis. His parents joined him in the spring of 1884, his father assisting in the drug store until his death in June, 1888. In 1885-86 our subject attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, taking a special course in chemistry, in addition to the regular studies, and was graduated in the class of 1886-87. In a class numbering 148 Mr. Beck was awarded three of nine prizes given for merit, and was named as distinguished in the contest for the Proctor prize of a gold medal. He was awarded half of the H. C. Lea prize of $100 for the best thesis; the chemistry prize of an analytical balance for original quantitative analysis; and the theoretical pharmacy prize of a fine prescription balance and certificate for the best examination in theoretical pharmacy. Mr. Beck was married January 30, 1884, to Miss Julia E. Lowe, of Sligo, Penn., of which union one son, Harold, has been born. Mr. Beck is a Republican, a member of the P. H. C. and N. U., and with his wife belongs to the Presbyterian Church. History of Mercer County, 1888, page 706
BECK, MARY — Mrs. Mary Beck, aged 70 years, died at her home near Clarion early Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 1929, after a brief illness attributed to a complication of diseases. She was born near Knox on May 27, 1859, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Best. Mrs. Beck is survived by her husband and five children, Mrs. Myrtle Winkler, of Emlenton; Mrs. Ida Finnefrock, of Sligo; Mrs. Carrie Ambrose, Mrs. Anna Boyles and R. J. Beck, of Clarion. Thirty-two grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Dr. J. Kent Rizer, pastor of the Clarion Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Shamburg cemetery.
BECK, TORNEY O. — T.O. Beck, 73, of Sligo died at 2:55pm Monday (Sept. 27, 1965) in Oil City Hospital following a lingering illness. He was born Jan. 18, 1892 in Richardsville, the son of Torney O. and Lydia Silvis Beck. He was married June 1, 1938 to the former Charlotte Stevens, who survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James (Elaine) Greenlee of Polke RD 2 and Mrs. Frank (Garnet) Musser of Cochranton RD3, and three grandchildren. Mr. Beck, a former school teacher, graduated in 1942 from Clarion State College (then known as Clarion Normal) and in 1930 from Grove Oak City College. He was a member of the Sligo Presbyterian Church. -- BECK - Friends of T.O. Beck, 73, of Sligo, who died at 2:55pm Monday (Sept. 27, 1965) in Oil City Hospital, will be received in the Hawk Funeral Home at Sligo from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday. Service will be at 1 pm Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. J.W. Cummings III, pastor of the Sligo Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Sligo Cemetery, Clarion County. Arrangements by Hawk. Simpsons Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pa. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1965.
T.O. Beck Succumbs — SLIGO - T.O. Beck, 73, of Sligo, a retired school teacher, died at 2:55pm Monday in the Oil City Hospital. He was born January 18, 1892 at Richardsville, son of Torney O. and Lydia Silvis Beck. He was married to the former Charlotte Stevens June 1, 1938. She survives. Mr. Beck was a member of the Sligo Presbyterian Church. He was a school teacher in Clarion County for 2* years. He graduated in 1942 from Clarion State College (at that time Clarion Normal) and in 1930 from Grove City College. Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Mrs. James (Elaine) Greenlee of Polk RD2 and Mrs. Frank (Garnet) Musser of Cochranton RD3, and three grandchildren. Removal was made to the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Thursday in the funeral home with Rev. J.W. Cummings III, pastor of the Sligo Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in the Sligo Cemetery. Derrick, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1965.
BECKWITH, METTA G. (GOURLEY) — CURLLSVILLE _ Mrs. Metta G. Beckwith, 80. died at10 p.m. Wednesday in her residence in Curllsville. Born December 7, 1881, in Porter Township, Clarion County. She was the daughter of Andrew and Susan Jack Gourley. She was married June 11, 1911 to Noble Beckwith who died on December 24, 1961. Surviving are two brothers Guy Gourley of New Bethlehem RD 3 and Homer Gourley of Clarion RD 1; and one sister Miss Mary Belle Gourley of New Bethlehem RD 3. Friends may call at the Mateer Funeral Home, New Bethlehem after 7 pm today. The Derrick (Oil City, Pa), Friday, Jan 12, 1962
BECKWITH, NOBLE P. — CURLLSVILLE - Noble P. Beckwith, 94, died here at his home at 4 p.m. Saturday. He was born December 21,1867, in Great Barrington, Mass., a son of Daniel W. and Laura E. Pickell Beckwith. Surviving are his widow, the former Metta G. Gourley, two sons, Judd and Donald Beckwith of Tallahassee, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Moore of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren and five (great) grandchildren Friends are being received at the Mateer Funeral Home in New Bethlehem. The Derrick (Oil City, Pa), Tuesday, Dec 26, 1961. Pg 10 Notes from Paul Kifer: Noble was a salesman, at least until 1930 census. He was first married to a Mable in about 1899 in Mass. The children belong to this marriage. There is no indication, so far, that he and Metta had any surviving children. He and Metta were married in Fairfield, CT.
Curllsville – Noble P. Beckwith, 94, of Curllsville, died Saturday (Dec. 23, 1961) at his home. Mr. Beckwith was born Dec. 21, 1867, in Great Barington, Mass., the son of Daniel and Laura E. (Pickett) Beckwith. He was married to Metta G. Gourley, who survives, along with two sons and one daughter: Judd and Donald Beckwith of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mrs. Marjorie Moore of Jacksonville, Fla. Four grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. Rev. Sheldon Logan conducted funeral services this afternoon at the Mateer funeral home, New Bethlehem. Burial was in Leatherwood Presbyterian cemetery. Kittanning Leader Times, Tuesday, December 26, 1961
BEER, JOHN MILTON — John Milton beer was born October 25, 1859, and died at his late home near Callensburg, Pa., March 7, 1930. He is survived by his widow, Mary Elizabeth Beer, two sons, J. W. (John Wilbur) of Perryville; and H.R., of Knox; two daughters, Mrs. Fred McKinney and Mrs. Homer Burns of Sligo; two brothers W.A. Beer , Arcata, Calif. and B. F. Beer, Moundsville, W. Va., also 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. In young manhood Mr. Beer was one of the successful school teachers of this section, many of his old pupils speaking very highly at this time of his ability as an instructor. Later he followed the carpenter trade and was for a number of years Justice of the Peace of Licking township. He was for many years a member of the I.O.O.F., of Callensburg and the impressive burial service of the Order was carried out at the grave. The services at the home Sunday at 1:30 p.m. were conducted by Rev. E. C. Hasenplug, of the M.E. church. Source: "The Clarion Democrat" - Mar. 13, 1930 - page 5
BEER, JOHN WILBUR — John Beer of Sligo Dies at Age 90 — SLIGO - John Wilbur Beer, 90, of Sligo died Thursday at the Clarview Home at Sligo RD. He was a retired railroader. Born August 3, 1880 at Easton, son of John and Elizabeth Fink Beer. He married the former Grace Latshaw who preceded him in death in 1944. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Mildred) Smith of Franklin; three sons, Rudolph Beer of Parker, Harold Beer of Karns City RD2, and Wilbur Beer of Tucson, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Mr. Beer was also preceded in death by three sons, two sisters, and one brother. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with Rev. Gale A. Jewell, pastor of Sligo United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Perryville Cemetery. Source: 9/18/1970 Derrick
WILBUR BEER, 90 DIES AT CLARVIEW - Funeral services were conduced at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 in the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo, for John Wilbur Beer, 90 of Sligo, who died Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Clarview Home at RD Sligo. The Rev. Gale A. Jewell, pastor of the Sligo United Methodist Church, officiated and burial was in the Perryville Cemetery. Born August 3, 1888 at Easton, he was the son of John and Elizabeth Fink Beer. He married the former Grace Latshaw who preceded him in death in 1944. A retired railroader, he is survived by one daughter Mrs. Fred (Mildred) Smith of Franklin: Three sons, Rudolph Beer of Parker, Harold Beer of RD#2 Karns City, and Wilbur Beer of Tucson, Ariz.; and 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Three sons, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Source: "Clarion News" September 22, 1970. Submitted by Carole Jamison.
BEERS, EFFIE A. (COURSON) — Effie A. Beers, 90, of 818 Oak St., Reno, died at 9:35 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at UPMC Northwest in Franklin. She had lived most of her life in Oil City. After retiring she moved to the Cochranton area. She had been living with her son and his wife in Reno for the past three years. Born Feb. 26, 1912, in Sligo, she was a daughter of the late Hezekiah and Jessie Myers Courson. Mrs. Beers was the owner of Beers Grocery Store on E. Second Street in Oil City from 1952 to 1968. She then worked at the Weston's Store in the fabric department for five years. She was a 50-year member of Grace United Methodist Church in Oil City and enjoyed crafts, sewing and her grandchildren. She was married March 17, 1934, to Merle F. Beers. He preceded her in death Feb. 22, 1986. Surviving are one son, Blaine Beers and wife, Jean, of Reno; two grandchildren, Debbie and husband, Eric Bryan, of Leesville, S.C. and Ronald and wife, Trish Beers, of Franklin; three great-grandchildren, Amy Mays of Gaston, S.C., Thomas Mays of Leesville, S.C. and Brad Beers of Franklin; and four great-great-grandchildren, Briana Mays and Fiona Mays, both of Leesville and Sam and Chad Leaphart, both of Gaston, S.C. Also surviving are four sisters, Dearl Sideries of Bedford, Ohio, Betty Johnson of Sligo, Grace Buzzard of Rimersburg and Ruth Hall of Erie. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday in the Hutchinson Funeral Home, 201 Bissell Ave., Oil City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Byron K. Myers, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Clarion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Reno Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service. The Derrick, Saturday February 8, 2003. Submitted by Pamela Myers-Grewell.
BEGGS, JOHN EDWARD — John E. Beggs, Dies in Sligo at Age 59— SLIGO - John Edward Beggs, 59, of Sligo RD2 died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in his home. Born December 28, 1909 in Madison Township, he was the son of Joseph and Katherine Switzer Beggs. On February 25, 1941, he was married to the former Donna Louise Seybert who survives. He was a member of St. Richard Church in Rimersburg. Mr. Beggs was employed in Clarion County as an automobile mechanic nearly all his lifetime. For the past seven years, he had been employed by Seneca Motors in Seneca. Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Forest (Nancy) Murray of Parker RD1; two sons, John T. Beggs of Erie and Robert Wayne Beggs of Manassas, Va.; one sister, Miss Mary Beggs of Sligo RD; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Friends are being received at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Richard Church at Rimersburg with Rev. William Maloney officiating. Interment will be in St. Eusebius Cemetery at East Brady. Recitation of the rosary will be held at 9:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. Source: Oil City Derrick 3/10/1970. Submitted by Pamela Grewell
BEHAM, OMAR O. — Omar Beham Dies At 91 In Sligo -- NEW BETHLEHEM - Omar 0. Beham, 91, formerly of South Bethlehem and Venus, died early Thursday morning in the Clarview Rest Home in Sligo where he had resided for the past five years. He was a former coal and clay miner. He was born June 3, 1883, in Distant, Armstrong County a son of the late Reuben C. and Kate Landis Beham. He married the former Sannie Elizabeth Blair January 2, 1912, in South Behlehem. She preceded him in death December 6, 1942. Mr. Beham was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Bethlehem. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rayburn (May) Young of Brookville, Mrs. Gerald (Ruth) Hayes of Pleasanton, Calif., Mrs. Robert (Joanna) Nale of Venus and Mrs. Henry (Kathryn) McAninch of New Bethlehem; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Bish of Rimersburg, Mrs. Milo (Lillian) Martz of New Bethlehem and Mrs. Raymond (Florence) Kerr of Youngsville; 14 grandchildren, and seven great - grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son, two brothers and five sisters. Friends will be received from 3 lo 5 and 7 to 9 pm today at the Wayne E. McNaughton Funeral Home. 301 Penn St., New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Saturday in the funeral Home with Rev. David Skinner, pastor of the First Baptist Church of New Bethlehem, officiating. Interment will be in the New Bethlehem Cemetery. The Derrick, Friday. April 4, 1975
BEICHNER, MARIE R. (DAVIS) — Marie R. Beichner, 92, of Sligo RD, Monroe Township, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at the Clarion-Forest Visiting Nurses Association Hospice House in Shippenville, where she had resided for a short time. Born July 14, 1914, in Sligo, she was the daughter of John G. and Myrtle M. Campbell Davis. She married Richard A. Beichner in 1940, and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Beichner was retired from the Owens-Illinois Glass Plant in Clarion, where she had worked for 13 years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarion. Mrs. Beichner is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Patricia) Magness of Clarion, with whom she lived for the past year and a half; and two sons, Richard Beichner and his wife, Janice, of Tampa, Fla., and Terry Beichner and his wife, Barbara, of Curllsville. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Davis of Sligo RD; and a number of nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Virginia Baptie of Clarion. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Beichner was preceded in death by one brother, Dean Davis; and three sisters, Lucille Kirkwood, Margaret Edelen and Jean Duncan. The Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion is in charge of arrangements, and there will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. Monty Sayers, the church pastor, as the celebrant. He will be assisted by the Rev. Randy Evans, the chaplain for the Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice. Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Immaculate Conception Church, the VNA Hospice Home in Shippenville or the Clarion Area Agency on Aging. Source: Source: Derrick 4/12/2007. Submitted by Lisa McClain
BELL, ANNIE M. (MILLER) -- The people of Clarion were shocked to learn that Mrs. Annie M. Bell, wife of the late S.A. Bell of Sligo, had died at her home in that place Wednesday morning, April 30, 1913, after an illness extending over several months. She had been gradually failing in health for some time past, but recently lost vitality very rapidly and sank to her death, as stated. Mrs. Bell, who was Miss Annie M. Miller, was born in Easton, Pa., in May 1848, and would have been 65 years of age this month. On August 22, 1871, she was united in marriage to S.A. Bell, who died Jan. 24, 1909. Three children were born to these parents, one daughter having died in childhood, and two, Edward M., of Clarion, and Miss Lottie, at home, survive to mourn the loss of a loving and tender mother. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Lidstone of Knox and Mrs. Michael Meade of Sligo, and three brothers living in various places in the country. The deceased was a resident of this county for the larger portion of her life, having lived at East Brady and Sligo for a number of years, but having had her home in Clarion most of the time. Here she has many neighbors and friends who deeply deplore her death and sympathize with the bereaved loved ones. For very many years Mrs. Bell was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew her as an earnest Christian woman. Funeral services will be conducted at her home in Sligo on Friday evening by her pastor, Rev. C.C. Campbell, and on Saturday morning the remains will be brought to Clarion for interment in the family plot in Clarion cemetery, being met by her old pastor, Rev. B.F. Delo, who will conduct the services at the grave. Clarion Democrat, May 1, 1913.
BELL, BONNIE JEAN — BONNIE JEAN BELL, 55, of Edenburg Court, Knox, died Sunday August 9, 1998, at her residence. Born January 28, 1943, in Shippenville, she was a daughter of Raymond Theodore and Dorothy Jenny Boyer Bell. Miss Bell was affiliated with the Manor United Methodist Church at Shippenville RD 2. Surviving are her mother Dorothy Bell of Sligo RD 2; six brothers, Edgar Leroy Bell of Strattanville, Fredrick Neil Bell of Garrettsville, OH, William Theodore Bell of Summerville, Arnold Lee Bell of Wilkes-Barre, Raymond Winfield Bell of Knox and James Robert Bell of Clarion; and five sisters, Mrs. Russell (Ruth G.) Hetrick and Mrs. Nelson (Lois Marie) Exley, both of Florida, Mrs. John (Phyllis Ann) Fiamella of North East, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy Lucille) Malmgren of Erie and Alice Pauline Bell of Brookville. Miss Bell was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Bell, a sister, Rebecca Jane Cochran, and a brother, Merle Rolland Bus Bell. The Robert V. Burns Funeral Home of Clarion is handling arrangements. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Manor United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Belloit, pastor, conducting. Interment will be in Cedarview Memorial Park near Strattanville. The Derrick - August 10, 1998
BELL, EUGENE JR — Junior Eugene Bell, 68, of Cranberry RD, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 22, 2002, in Beverly Healthcare-Clarion. Born April 2, 1934, at Knox RD, Clarion County, he was the son of W. Eugene and Twila Hartzell Bell. Mr. Bell had worked for Pierce Motors in Knox and for Corny's Sales & Service as an auto mechanic until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and watching birds. Mr. Bell was married Aug. 12, 1953, to Esther Hartzell, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Terry Long and husband, James Long, of Fisher and Cindy Bell Strotman of Knox; two sons, Brian Bell and Connie of Pine City and James Bell and Ann of Cranberry; seven grandchildren, Mike McLaine, Scott and Shane Strotman, Lana Bell, Joey Clark, Allison Bell and Kirk Heath; and seven great-grandchildren. He also is survived by four sisters, Connie Snyder of Charlotte, N.C., Gladys Cooper of Knox, Esther Wuston of Florida and Thelma Jean Strotman of Maryland. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jay Bell; and a brother, Samuel Bell. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the William N. Rupert Mortuary in Knox. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Rapp, pastor of Callensburg Church of God, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Kossuth. Source: The Derrick - Oil City, PA - Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002. Transcription courtesy of Thelma Kifer.
BELL, JOHN L. — John L. Bell, 79, of Knox RD, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2000, in Northwest Medical Center at Franklin. Born April 30, 1921, in Beaver Township, Clarion County, he was a son of John C. and Georgia LOGAN Bell. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. Bell worked as a mechanic and a carpenter all of his life, retiring from Clarion Drum. He was a notary public for 24 years. Mr. Bell was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed going to the mall with his wife. Mr. Bell was married July 10, 1944, to the former Delores SHERMAN, who survives. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this year. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a grandson, Mark A. Bell of Knox; a granddaughter, Saundra BAUGHMAN of Shippenville; and two great-granddaughters, Lana Beth Bell of Knox and Tabitha Baughman of Shippenville. He also is survived by a sister, Ruth MAYS of Knox RD; and a brother, Clarence Bell of Titusville RD. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bell was preceded in death by a son, Robert L. Bell, in 1991, and a sister, Pearl LaVan. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Knox. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Daryl Adams, pastor of the Van Free Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery, Sligo RD. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the American Heart Association.
BELL, S.A. - The people of Clarion were shocked to learn of the death of S.A. Bell, a former County Commissioner of this county and well known resident of Clarion for many years, which occurred Sunday morning, January 24, 1909 at 9:24 a.m. While Mr. Bell had not been in rugged health for sometime yet was not really sick until last Friday. By Saturday he was worse and pneumonia had set in and it had such a firm grip upon him that he could not throw it off. Mr. Bell was born November 3, 184* at Easton, Pa, and was a son of William and Sarah Bell. He had been a citizen of Clarion County most of his life having made his residence at Clarion, East Brady, and Sligo. He held a warm place in the hearts of his fellow citizens and was twice elected Clarion County Commissioner, serving with credit from 1884 to 1890. After his retirement he clerked for some time at the Jones House under Major and Mrs. A.H. Beck and when Mrs. Beck died, he was made trustee of the estate by her will. He afterward become more closely associated with the hotel for a time and then retired therefrom. Several years ago he purchased the Sligo Hotel and has conducted the business successfully up to the time of his death. During the second administration of the late Gov. Pattison, while General W.W. Greenland was Adjutant General. Mr. Bell held a position as an aid-de-camp on the governor's staff. On August 22, 1871 Mr. Bell and Miss Annie M. Miller were maried at Easton, Pa. Two children survive the father along with his wife, while one daughter preceded him to the life beyond. The children are Edward M. Bell of Clarion and Miss Lottie at home. He is survived by three brothers and one sister, viz: James of Emlenton, Pa.; John, Sharpsville, Pa.; George of Michigan; and Mrs. John Reichard, Callensburg. Funeral services were conducted at Sligo on Tuesday evening by Rev. W.H. Robinson of the Methodist Church and the remains were brought to Clarion Wednesday morning and committed to the tome by services conducted by Rev. B.F. Delo in the presence of quite a number of old friends of the deceased and his family. To these bereaved ones goes out the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends of Mr. Bell and many intimate associates of Mrs. Bell and the children. Source: Clarion Democrat, Jan. 28, 1909.
BELL, SAMUEL A. — Samuel A. Bell, 59, of Culberson Road, Knox, died at 2:05 a.m. Sunday, October 6, 1996, in his home following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 16, 1936, in Beaver Township, he was a son of Eugene W. and Twila V. Hartzell Bell. Mr. Bell worked for Bracken Construction of Sligo. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was interested in various annimals. Surviving are his mother, Twila Bell of Knox RD 1; two sons, Randy W. Bell of Knox and Jeff E. Bell of Jamison, Ala.; and a daughter, Mrs. David (Tonia) Yockey of Kittanning; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by four sisters, Glayds Cooper of Shawnee, Okla., Mrs. Paul (Connie) Snyder of Charlotte, NC, Esther Thompson of Knox RD 2 and Mrs. Ronald (Jean) Strotmand of Ridgely, MD; a brother, Eugene W. Bell Jr. of Knox RD 2; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the David C. McEntire Funeral Home in Knox. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Rip Wright, pastor of the Faith Church of the Nazarene at Kossuth, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark Cemetery near Kossuth. Source: Unknown newspaper, October 1996, transcription courtesy of Lori Starcher.
BELL, TWILA V. (HARTZELL) — Twila V. Bell, 83, of Culberson Road, Knox, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, March 24, 1997, at her residence. Born March 31, 1913 in Buckhorn, Clarion County, she was a daughter of Jacob and Jenny Myers Hartzell. Mrs. Bell was very active in the Faith Church of the Nazarene in Kossuth, where she had been a member for more than 50 years. During that time, she served as president of the Missionary Society and was a Sunday School teacher. She was a homemaker, was devoted to her family and enjoyed visiting with her friends. Surviving are four daughters, Gladys Cooper of Shawnee, Okla., Mrs. Paul (Connie) Snyder of Charlotte, NC, Esther Thompson of Knox RD 2 and Mrs. Ronald (Jean) Strotman of Ridgely, MD; a son, Eugene W. Bell Jr. of Knox RD 2; 19 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by four brothers, Merle R. "Red" Hartzell and Wilfred "Mex" Hartzell, both of Shippenville RD 2, George E. "Pappy" Hartzell of Pittsburg and Ivan Hartzell of Buffalo, NY; two sisters, Kathleen Fox of Venus RD 1 and Eva Shaffer of Millheim; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by a son, Samuel A. Bell, Oct. 6, 1996; a brother, Ross Hartzell; a sister Bernice Paine; a grandson Jay Bell; and a great-grandson Donald Williams. The family will recieve friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.m. today in the David C. McEntire Funeral Home, Knox. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Rip Wright, pastor of the Faith Church of the Nazarene at Kossuth, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark Cemetery near Kossuth. From an unknown Newspaper, March 1997, transcription courtesy of Lori Starcher.
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