DAVIS, BENJAMIN ARVAUGHN HOWARD — Benjamin A. Davis, 87, of 1401 Morris St., Sligo, died at 2:02 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, in the Intensive Care Unit of Clarion Hospital. Born Sept. 27, 1917, in Clarion, he was the son of Charles M. and Minerva McKinley Davis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946 with the rank of sergeant in the European Theater of Operations. He served in the 80th Infantry Division as a squad leader in combat. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, ETO Ribbon with three Battle Stars and the Purple Heart. He served with the 102nd Division as provost sergeant over regiment military police. Mr. Davis owned and operated the Davis Fountain Store in Sligo for 15 years. He also worked for the Bureau of Traffic Safety Examiner Office of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Sligo Methodist Church. Mr. Davis was a member of the Parker VFW Post No. 7073 and the Sligo Sportsmen's Club. He enjoyed hunting and golfing. Mr. Davis was married May 26, 1938, to Virginia Meier, who died Nov. 19, 2003. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters and three brothers. There will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sligo Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Russell, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Sligo Cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Source: The Derrick - October 25, 2004. Submitted by Thelma Kifer.
DAVIS, CHARLES — Charles Davis, 82, of Van Neyes, California, died on Saturday, September 25, 1993, in Van Neyes. Born and raised in Clarion, Mr. Davis is the son of the late Charles and Minerva Davis. Mr. Davis spent the latter part of his life in California. He was a World War II veteran. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Mary Jane Myers, a daughter, Lori Bishop; two brothers, Ben of Sligo and Paul of Erie; and one sister Flora Belle Kuhns of Las Animas, CO. In addition to his parents, Mr Davis was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Wiley and a brother, Orage of Knox, PA. Submitted by Pam Kuhns-Valdez.
DAVIS, CHARLES MORRIS — Charles M. Davis, CLARION, Pa. - Charles M. Davis, 88, of Clarion, 2, retired glass worker for Libbey-Owens Ford in Clarion, died Tuesday in a Clarion hospital after a long illness. Survivors: wife, Minerva; daughters, Mrs. Flora Bell Kuhns of Sligo, Pa.; sons, O.J. Davis of Knox, Pa., Charles M. Jr. of California, Paul of Erie, Pa., Arvon of Sligo; brothers, Walter of Clarion, Fred H. of Charleston. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Gobel Funeral Home. Burial also will be here. 8/26/1970 Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston, WV.
DAVIS, COLTON BRITT — Colton Britt Davis, 19, of Rimersburg, died early Friday morning, Sept. 7, 2007, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon in Armstrong County. Born April 25, 1988, in Franklin, he was the son of Dana and Karen Burns Davis of Rimersburg. He was a 2006 graduate of Union High School in Rimersburg, where he participated in football, basketball and track and field. Mr. Davis worked at Davis Cookie Co. in Rimersburg. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bradys Bend. Mr. Davis enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was an avid motorcyclist and four-wheeler and motocross driver. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Davis is survived by one sister, Penny Davis of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Devin Davis and Austin Davis, both at home; and his maternal grandmother, Patricia Burns Curdo of Rimersburg. Also surviving are one uncle, Donn Davis of Cape Coral, Fla.; two aunts, Kim Rupp and her husband, Dave, of Rimersburg, and Kathy Booth and her husband, Gary, of Sligo; and six cousins, Shane, Spencer, Sydney and Sutton Varner, all of Rimersburg, Scott Booth of Sligo and Nash Rupp of New Bethlehem. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George and Josephine Davis; his maternal grandfather, Leroy "Bus" Burns; and his maternal step-grandfather, Pete Curdo. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bradys Bend. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Joseph E. Bonafed, pastor at St. Patrick, presiding. Interment will follow in Rimersburg Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Source: Derrick 9/7/2007
Rimersburg man killed in accident — Colton Davis dies from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash in Armstrong County.—A Rimersburg man died early Friday morning following a motorcycle crash in Mahoning Township, Armstrong County. Colton Davis, 19, was traveling north on Route 28/66 at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday when he failed to stop his motorcycle when a vehicle in front of him, driven by Ryan Kunselman, 20, of Mayport, stopped to make a left turn, state police in Clarion said. While Davis attempted to stop, the motorcycle brakes locked and the motorcycle turned onto its left side, striking the back of Kunselman’s vehicle, police said. Kunselman was not injured. Davis was air lifted to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh with major injuries. Davis, who had suffered massive head trauma, was pronounced dead at 1 a.m. Friday. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said. Davis was a 2006 graduate of Union High School, where he participated in sports. Derrick 9/7/2007
DAVIS, FANNIE L. (SIVERLING) — Mrs. Fannie L. Davis, one of the true Christian women of Sligo, died very suddenly at the home of her son in that place on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1924, from a stroke of paralysis. She was born March 19, 1865, in Monroe Township, near Reidsburg, and was reared to womanhood and married there. About thirteen years ago she and her son moved to Sligo and have since made that their home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Louise, Vandergrift, and Mrs. Myrtle Deshner, Newmansville; two sons, Roy R. Davis, with whom she made her home, and Earl, of Oklahoma, all of whom were present at the funeral and by 15 grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers and one sister, Lewis, Milton and Jane Siverling, all of Reidsburg, and a host of friends who will miss her greatly. Mrs. Davis was a true Christian woman and was loved for her noble Christian character. For thirty-five years she had followed her Master's cause, being an out and out adherent of it, doing His will and trying to help others along the same path. She will be greatly missed in the church work of the community in which she was always interested and the services of which she always attended when health permitted. Only the Sunday before her death she had taken an active interest in the services of the church. On Tuesday morning she was not feeling well and gradually grew worse until a stroke followed and the summons to go up higher came at 1:45 p.m. The funeral services were held in the Gospel Tabernacle of which she was a member, by her pastor Rev. E. K. Stroup, Sunday morning at 11 a.m. and her remains were laid to rest in the Sligo cemetery Clarion Democrat (PA), Jan 31, 1924
DAVIS, HARRY E. (POLLY) — Harry E. (Polly) Davis died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the Brookville hospital. He was born in Limestone township, Clarion County, August 22, 1879. Since June, 1933, he has resided at the county home, near Sligo. He was a charter member of the Royal Order of Moose, Clarion. In his early days he was a well known stage coach driver. The body is at the J. Ward Kier Funeral Home, Clarion. Source: Derrick, 12/14/1953
DAVIS, JOHN GILMORE—81 Year old Man Ends Life Monday—John Davis Hangs Self in Basement — An 81 year old retired Monroe Township farmer, John Gilmore Davis, ended his own life by hanging early last Monday morning in the basement of the home of a daughter, Mrs. Raleigh Kelly, of RD Sligo. Mr. Davis' suicide was attributed to ill health; a certificate of death by suicide was issued by Clarion County Coroner J. Ward Kier. The body was removed to the Guy Hawk Funeral Home at Sligo. Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm yesterday (Wednesday) at the home of a son, Dean Davis, RD Sligo; burial was in the Sligo Cemetery. Mr. Davis was a native of Monroe Township, having been born there on November 18, 1873, and had been a farmer until his retirement several years ago. In January of 1895 he was married to the former Myrtle Campbell, who preceded him in death. He is survived by five daughters and three sons; they are Mrs. Margaret Edelen, Clarion; Mrs. Clarence Stauffer, RD1, Clarion; Mrs. Lucille Hess, Clarion; Mrs. John Snyder, Kittanning; Mrs. Marie Kelly, RD Sligo; Ray C. Davis, Clarion; Richard Davis, RD Sligo; and Dean Davis, RD Sligo. Mr. Davis is also survived by a brother and a sister, S. J. Davis, Sligo and by a half-sister, Mrs. Laura Mapes, Clarion. Eighteen grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren also survive. He was a member of the Maccabees Lodge of New Bethlehem.
DAVIS, MARY FRANCES (GARRIS) — Mrs. Davis Succumbs in Michigan — SLIGO - Mrs. Mary Frances Davis, 68, of Paw Paw, Mich., formerly of New Bethlehem, died Wednesday at the Brosin Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. Born May 15, 1906 in Licking Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of Rudolph T. and Lula M. Stover Garris. She was married to Earl Lee Davis, who preceded her in death in November 1970. Mrs. Davis is survived by four sons, Donald Garris of Parker, William Thompson of Fennelton, James L. Davis and Paul E. Davis, both of Fairbanks, Alaska; and two daughters, Mrs. Lucy McCaine of Carbon Center and Mrs. Donald (Helen) Lutes of Paw Paw. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo. Source: Derrick, Friday, May 2, 1975.
DAVIS, MYRTLE MAE (CAMPBELL) — Mrs. John G. Davis died Sunday, February 2, 1947, at her home near Reidsburg, where she had resided for the past 20 years. Born August 19, 1873, at Saxonburg, Clarion county, her parents were the late William and Margaret Campbell. On January 16, 1895, she married John G. Davis, and lived in Sligo before moving to Reidsburg. She is survived by her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Charles R. Edelen and Mrs. A.F. Hess, both of Clarion; Mrs. Clarence Stauffer, of Reidsburg, Mrs. John C. Snyder of Kittanning; Mrs. R.A. Beichner of Baltimore, Md., three sons: R.C. Davis, of Clarion, Dick Davis and Dean Davis, of near Sligo; 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Rhetta Scott and Mrs. Joe Yeaney, of Clarion, and two brothers, W.O. Campbell of Pittsburgh, and T.R. Campbell of Clarion. One son, John Jr., preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, from the Sligo Methodist church with Rev. Lloyd Chelton, officiating. Burial was made in the Sligo cemetery, under the direction of Guy M. Hawk. The high esteem in which Mrs. Davis was held was attested by the large concourse of friends and relatives who attended the obsequies, along with the great number of floral tributes. - submitted by Linda Walls
DEAROLPH, FLORENCE M. (RUPERT) — Florence M. Rupert Dearolph, 93, a resident of Washington Street, Parker, for 72 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Sligo RD 1. Born June 15, 1906, near Saint Marys, W.Va., she was a daughter of David J. and Mary E. Rupert. Shortly after her birth, she moved with her parents and sister, Evelyn, to Hovey Township, West Foxburg. Mrs. Dearolph attended grade school in Foxburg and Grove City. She graduated in 1923 from Emlenton High School and graduated in 1925 from Slippery Rock State Normal School. She was married in November 1925 to Edwin J. “Eddie” Dearolph of Parker, who died in July 1974. He was retired from the Parker Post Office after 40 years of service. Mrs. Dearolph was a homemaker and very dedicated to her family. She and her sister, Evelyn, cared for their mother, Mary Rupert, for more than 33 years. She was a loyal member of the Parker Presbyterian Church for more than 70 years. She served many years as treasurer of the Presbyterian Women’s Association. From 1974 into the 1990s, Mrs. Dearolph volunteered to coordinate and schedule senior citizen van trips to Kittanning and Butler. For many years, she recorded attendance at the noon meal for senior citizens at the Parker Community Building. Surviving are two sons and their wives, Retired Navy Capt. David E. and Patricia Dearolph of Winter Springs, Fla., and Edward A. and Eleanor Dearolph of College Park, Ga.; four grandsons; two granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and six great-granddaughters. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dearolph was preceded in death by her father in 1933; her mother in 1966; her sister, Evelyn, in 1980; and an infant daughter in 1931. Friends were received at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, Wayne Street, Parker. Funeral services were held at the Parker Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Richard Anschutz, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in the Parker Presbyterian Cemetery. Source: Progress News
DEEMER, EDNA MAE (AARON) — Edna Mae Deemer, 80, of Wilson Avenue, Clarion, died Friday, May 6, 2005. Born Sept. 2, 1924, in Kingsville, she was the daughter of Ralph E. and Carrie O. Menser Aaron. Mrs. Deemer worked for 30 years at Owens-Illinois, Clarion, before her retirement. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion and the Golden Emblem Club of Owens-Illinois. Mrs. Deemer enjoyed playing cards with her friends. She was married Feb. 20, 1946, to Paul L. Deemer, who died March 14, 1995. Surviving are a son, Gary A. Deemer of Clarion; a son-in-law, Reicks Sagges of Ohio; a daughter, Mary Cutter and husband, Moses, of New Kensington; three grandchildren, Denise Clingler, Kathy Mitchell and Richard Sokol; 14 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by a sister, Bernice Frampton of Clarview Rest Home, Sligo. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Deemer was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Rena Marie Sagges; a stepson, Paul Leroy Deemer Jr.; three sisters, an infant Evelyn Aaron, Maxine Frampton and Bernie Aaron; one brother, Tom Aaron; and a granddaughter, Sherry Deemer. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Goble Funeral Home of Clarion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Msgr. Joseph J. Riccardo, pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion, presiding. Interment will follow in Clarion Cemetery.
DEHNER, THELMA MARIE (THIESS) — BROOKVILLE – Thelma Marie Theiss Dehner, 84, of Clarion, died Saturday, June 5, 2004 , in Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville. Born May 13, 1920 , in Sligo , she was the daughter of Charles J. and Mary Rosella Aldous Theiss. Mrs. Dehner was married November 21, 1942 , to Arthur R. “Dutch” Dehner, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Dehner attended Mount Joy School in Beaver Township . Mrs. Dehner was a homemaker an enjoyed gardening. Surviving are two sons, Larry M. Dehner and his wife Rose Marie, of Knox, and their two sons, Erik and Mark Dehner; and Lynn A. Dehner and his wife Nellie of Worthville and their children, Lynn Dehner Jr., Michael Dehner, Brain Dehner, Brenda Kiel and Raymond Dehner; two daughters, Barbara J. Johnson and her husband, Larry, of Clarion, and their two daughters, Tammy Himes and Tracy McGinnis, and Rose M. Delp of Clarion and her daughter Angela M. Kahle; a daughter-in-law, Aldean Dehner of Summerville and her children, Cheryl Brocious, Terry R. “Bob” Dehner Jr. and Katherine Dehner; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dehner is also survived by a sister, Mae Miller of Knox. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dehner was preceded in death by a son, Terry R. Dehner, formerly of Summerville; three sisters, Eva Reed, Freeda Exley and Hazel Myers; a brother, William Theiss; and a son-in-law, Arthur Delp. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 8, 2004 , in the Goble Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2004 , in the funeral home, with the Rev. Laura Skiba officiating. Interment will be in the Asbury Cemetery . Source: Derrick
Thelma Marie Theiss Dehner, 84, of Clarion, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville. Born May 13, 1920, in Sligo, she was the daughter of Charles J. and Mary Rosella Aldous Theiss. She attended Mount Joy School in Beaver Township. Mrs. Dehner was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. She was married Nov. 21, 1942, to Arthur R. "Dutch" Dehner, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Larry M. Dehner and wife, Rose Marie, of Knox and their two sons, Erik and Mark Dehner, and Lynn A. Dehner and wife, Nellie, of Worthville and their children, Lynn Dehner Jr., Michael Dehner, Brian Dehner, Brenda Kiehl and Raymond Dehner; two daughters, Barbara J. Johnson and husband, Larry, of Clarion, and their two daughters, Tammy Himes and Tracy McGinnis, and Rose M. Delp of Clarion and her daughter, Angela M. Kahle; a daughter-in-law, Aldean Dehner of Summerville and her children, Cheryl Brosius, Terry R. "Bob" Dehner Jr. and Katherine Dehner; and 13 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by a sister, Mae Miller of Knox. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dehner was preceded in death by a son, Terry R. Dehner, formerly of Summerville; three sisters, Eva Reed, Freeda Exley and Hazel Myers; a brother, William Theiss; and a son-in-law, Arthur Delp. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Goble Funeral Home of Clarion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Laura Skiba officiating. Interment will be in Asbury Cemetery. Source: Derrick.
DITTY, WILLIAM G. — William G. Ditty, 82, of 133 Ridgeview Drive, Rimersburg, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003, in Clarion Hospital. Born Sept. 14, 1920, in Rimersburg, he was the son of William and Margaret Hiwiller Ditty. Mr. Ditty was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After his military service, he was employed for 20 years at Delco Electronics, a division of General Motors in Kokomo, Ind. Mr. Ditty was a member of Grace Community Church in Curllsville. He enjoyed woodworking and working in his yard. Mr. Ditty was married March 14, 1986, to Jennie Myers Simpson, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter and husband, Barbara and Glenn Watkins of Kokomo, Ind.; a son and wife, Bill and Ann Ditty of Russiaville, Ind.; a stepson and wife, Will and Marcy Simpson of Marble; six grandchildren, Scott and Carrie Watkins of Marysville, Ohio, Michael and Kristie Watkins of West Lafayette, Ind., Erin Ditty of Columbus, Ohio, and Michelle Ditty of Fishers, Ind.; three stepgrandchildren, Cassie and Rick Marshall of Eau Claire and Katrina Simpson of Indiana, Pa.; and two step-great-grandchildren, Brandon and Abigail Marshall. He also is survived by a sister, Martha Bloomquist of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Ditty was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Cook and Lois Kohler. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Varner Funeral Home of Rimersburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Wednesday in Grace Community Church, Curllsville, with Daniel George, lay leader, officiating. Interment will follow in Rimersburg Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library, Rimersburg, 16248, or to the Grace Community Church, Curllsville, 16231. The Derrick, Monday, April 28, 2003.
DIVINS, MELISSA LYN -- Melissa Lyn "Fred" Divens, 31, of Sligo, died at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at the Clarion Hospital following an illness. Born July 15, 1969, in Brookville, she was a daughter of Thomas W. and Shala B. MURRAY Divens of Sligo. Ms. Divens attended the Union High School and the Sligo Chapel. She was as an avid Jeff Gordon NASCAR racing fan and enjoyed bingo. In addition to her parents, Ms. Divens is survived by a brother, T. Barry Divens of Sligo; a sister, Kimberly HINDERLITER of Sligo; three nieces, Tiffany Divens, Tearia Hinderliter and Tunnel Hinderliter, all of Sligo; aunts and uncles, Richard and Patricia Divens of Sligo, Dennis and Bridgett Divens of Clarion, Paul and Betty Lou MURRAY of Kittanning, and Wade and Kim KENDRICK of Chicora RD 1; a godchild, Tyler Neiswonger of Sligo; and a number of cousins. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home, Rimersburg, and from noon until 1 p.m. Friday at the Sligo Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel with the Rev. Larry C. Piper, pastor of the Sligo Chapel, officiating. Interment will be held in the West Freedom Cemetery.
DIVINS, NELLIE (SHOEMAKER) — Mrs. Divins, Age 88, Dies at Brookville - SLIGO - Mrs. Nellie Shoemaker Divins, 88, died at 4 a.m. Saturday at the Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville. She was born in Armstrong County January 7, 1881, a daughter of Davis G. and Laura E. Pense Shoemaker, and was married to David Merle Divins, who preceded her in death in April, 1961. Mrs. Divins was a member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church and for the past 16 years had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Paul Taylor, at 110 N. First St., Clarion. Surviving are four daughters and one son - Mrs. William (Bernice) Fox, Clarion; James K. Divins, Sligo RD1; Mrs. Paul (LaRue) Taylor, Clarion; Mrs. John (Grace) Elder, Erie; Mrs. Everett (Emogene) Applegate of West Hollywood, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Lois) M**ler, Bridgeport, Ohio, Mrs. Carrie Campbell of Martins Ferry, Ohio, and Mrs. Martha Wilson of East Brady. One daughter, Loretta, two sons, Brooks and Gerald and five brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today from the Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo, with Rev. William Houben, pastor of the Free Methodist Church in Clarion, officiating. Interment will be in the Leatherwood Baptist Cemetery at Leatherwood. Submitted by Pamela Grewell. Source: 12/15/1969 Derrick.
DIVINS, THOMAS W. -- Thomas W. "Toad" Divins, 63, of Bald Eagle Street, Sligo, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Clarion Hospital following a brief illness. Born March 27, 1938, in Rimersburg, he was the son of the late Thomas Woodrow and June Pauline Simpson Divins. Mr. Divins attended Sligo schools. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1962 to 1966. Mr. Divins had been employed by A.P. Weaver Coal Co. and Sligo Borough. He was a member of the Sligo Chapel and Sligo Volunteer Fire Department. He was married Nov. 3, 1962, in Sligo, to Shala B. Murray, who survives. Mr. Divins is also survived by a son, Thomas B. Divins of Sligo; a daughter, Kimberly J. Hinderliter of Sligo; and four grandchildren, Tiffany and Brick Divins, and Tearia and Tunnell Hinderliter, all of Sligo. Also surviving are two brothers, Richard Divins and his wife Pat, of Sligo, and Dennis Divins and his wife Bridgett, of Clarion; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Divins was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa L. Divins, on Feb. 28, 2001. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sligo Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sligo Chapel with the pastor, the Rev. Larry C. Piper, officiating. Interment will follow in West Freedom Cemetery. Source: 11/20/2001
DIXON, EDWIN SMITH — Edwin Smith (Ted) Dixon, 69, of RD 1 Sligo died Friday, June 4, 1976, in Franklin Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1906, in Porter Township, he was a son of the late Harry and Sara Jane Smith Dixon. He was married May 19, 1926, to the former Helen Erma Myers, who survives. Mr. Dixon was a farmer in Licking Township for 32 years before he retired. He was a 27 year member of the Sligo IOOF Lodge and a past master of Murphy Grange. In a addition to his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ola Mae McCleary of RD 1 Shippenville; two sons, Leo of Corning, N.Y., and Bruce of Callensburg; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Kline and Mrs. Arthur (Iona) Botzer of RD Sligo. One brother, Raymond Dixon, preceded him in death. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday from the Cleo A. Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo, with the Rev. James H. Winkler of the Fundamental Baptist Church in St. Petersburg officiating. Burial was in Cedarview Memorial Park near Strattanville. Transcription courtesy of Kelly Kline Fulcher.
DIXON, ELSIE P. — Miss Elsie P. Dixon, 88, of New Bethlehem died Thursday in Brookville Hospital. Born December 23, 1896, in Piney Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of John and Myrtle Reese Dixon. Miss Dixon was employed for many years as a receptionist in a local physician's office. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem. Surviving are four nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Saturday in the John R. Mateer Funeral Home in New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Sunday in the United Methodist Church of New Bethlehem with Rev. Glen Irvin, pastor of that church, officiating. Interment will be in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Source: Unknown Newspaper. Clipping has the date 10/14/84 handwritten on it.
DIXON, HARRY EDWIN -- SLIGO — Harry Edwin Dixon, 94, of Sligo RD 2, a retired farmer, died in his home at 9 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Dixon was born July 7, 1869, in Piney Township, Clarion County, a son of James A. and Lavina Over Dixon. He was married February 11,1892, to Sarah Jane Smith, who died in July 1951. Mr. Dixon was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. 1 Surviving are two sons, Raymond E. and Edwin S. Dixon of Sligo RD 2; two daughters, Mrs. R. S. (Mabel) Kline of Sligo RD 1 and Mrs. Arthur (Iona) Botzer of Sligo RD 2; 14 grandchildren, 40 great. grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. 0. E. Barto of Sligo RD 2, and a brother, Grover E. Dixon of Sharpsville. Friends may call at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo from 2 to 4 and 7 lo 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Rev. Lewis Fox, pastor of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Mr. Zion Church Cemetery. The Derrick, Oil City, Pa. Tuesday, September 24, 1963 transcription courtesy of Paul Kifer.
DIXON, PEARL—The death of this most interesting young girl, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Dixon of Piney township, occurred at her parents' home Saturday, May 11, 1901, after a painful illness extended over a number of weeks. She was a bright, intelligent and most lovable young girl and attracted to herself a wide circle of friends, both young and old, by her gentle disposition and winning manners. She was 12 years old last November. Two sisters, Mrs. J.E. Arner and Mrs. Frank Crooks are residence of Clarion and with the parents and other relatives mourn the loss of this sweet life. Source: Unknown Newspaper, May 30, 1901. Transcription courtesy Pamela Myers Grewell.
DIXON, RAYMOND EARL — R.E. Dixon, Sligo, RD2, Dies at 70 - SLIGO - Raymond Earl Dixon, 70, of Sligo RD2, died in the Brookville Hospital Saturday. Born in Porter Township October 31, 1894, he was a son of Harry E. and Sarah Jane Smith Dixon. He married the former Mildred McNaughton May 10, 1952, and she survives. Mr. Dixon was a member of the Mount Zion Lutheran Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Willard (Leanore) Murdock and Mrs. Harold (Chelcie) Logon, a granddaughter, Mrs. Robert (Karen) Laughlin, all of Longwood, Fla., and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Edwin S. Dixon and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mabel) Kline and Mrs. Arthur (Iona) Botzer, all of Sligo RD. Removal was made to the Hawk Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and until the time of services. Services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Lewis Fox and Rev. Paul Lee officiating. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Submitted by Pamela Grewell. Source: 2/8/1965 Derrick
DIXON, WILLIAM EARL — He was the son of James & Lavina (Over) Dixon; husband of Nancy Hook
DOVERSPIKE, MARY (ARMAGOST) — Mrs. Mary (Armagost) Doverspike, wife of Frank Doverspike, died at her late home at Ashta Vista, Kansas, on Sunday, September 13th, 1913, of stomach trouble aged 62 years. Deceased was the oldest daughter of Thomas and Susan (Hepler) Armagost, and was born on the Armagost homestead at Squirrel Hill, now occupied by Theodore Krotzer. Mrs. Doverspike is survived by eight sisters and two brothers, namely, Mrs. Elizabeth Mohney and H. S. Armagost, of this city; Milton Armagost, of Rimersburg; Mrs. Elsie Mohney of Wilkinsburg; Mrs. Chrissie Fox and Mrs. Ada Woods of Curllsville; Mrs. Martha Laughlin of Manhattan, Kansas; Mrs. Agnes Reichard of DuBois; Mrs. Nettie Slaugenhaupt of Kennywick, Wash., and Mrs. Alice Krotzer of Squirrel Hill. Deceased is also survived by her husband, seven daughters and one son. Mr. and Mrs. Dovespike left this county about 35 years ago and since that time they have made their home in the west. Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 17th, 1913, and the remains were laid to rest at Ashta Vista. Transcription courtesy of Linda Walls.
DOWNS, CYVILLA (LERCH) — Released from the tenement of life, the spirit of Mrs. Cyvilla Lerch Downs took its flight Friday morning, September 10, 1937, to its Heavenly home. Her life was one of complete trust and obedience and so was always a life of service and usefulness. From early childhood she had known, loved and trusted her Saviour. She always kept her light shining and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to others over the rough places in life’s road. Her heart and home were places where God lived, and He dwelt and reveled in that sweet peace and composure of soul which He alone can give. Even sorrow, affliction, sickness and suffering did not shake her loyalty in Him, and with perfect assurance she went to dwell with her Lord. Leaves have their time to fall, flowers to wither at the north wind’s breath and stars to set – but thou, O Death, hast all seasons for thine own. Cyvilla Downs was born in Clarion county January 17, 1889, a daughter of Henry and Minerva Lerch. She was united in marriage September 15, 1909 to G. R. Downs who survives. To their union three children were born, namely: Mrs. Elverda Kindel and Mrs. Marie Myers, both of Curllsville, and Robert at home. Besides her husband, children and five grandchildren, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lerch of Curllsville, five brothers and one sister, namely: Frank of Brockway, John of Curllsville, Roy of Rimersburg, Grant and Floyd of Sligo, and Mrs. E. B. Chandler of New Bethlehem. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Curllsville for the past 23 years, and was a true and devoted Christian lady. While in the happiest, sunniest years of her life the same Spirit that whispered peace to the troubled waters of Galilee we believe, whispered to this gentle soul: “Let not your heart be troubled. In my Father’s house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you that you may abide with Me forever.” Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Sept. 13, at 2:00 o’clock in the M. E. church, Curllsville, conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. J. Renwick, assisted by Rev. W. H. Harmon of Callensburg, a former pastor. Interment was made in the Clarion cemetery.
DRAYER, CHARLES CALVIN — C.C. Drayer Dies Thursday in Clarion -- SLIGO - Charles Calvin Drayer, 67, of Sligo, former employee of Bracken Construction Co., died in Clarion Osteopathic Hospital Thursday after suffering a heart attack. Mr. Drayer was born Nov. 4, 1904 in Truittsburg, in Clarion County, the son of Moses Aaron and Christina Bish Drayer. On Nov. 29, 1923, he married the former Rosie Schrecengost, who survives. Mr. Drayer was formerly employed as an equipment operator for Bracken Construction Co. in Sligo. He was associated with the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Surviving are three sons, Eugene Drayer of Hadley, Hilton Drayer of Rimersburg and Leroy Drayer of Sligo; and one daughter, Mrs. Ray (Louise) Yoder of Sligo. Also surviving are two brothers, Harry Drayer of Rimersburg and Robert Drayer of New Bethlehem; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sons, Robert and Clarence; one brother, Edward; and two sisters, Annie May and Sadie, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with Rev. Paul Hetrick, pastor of Sandy Hollow Wesleyan Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Clarion Cemetery. Source: Derrick 5/12/1972
DRAYER, JAMES A. — James A. Drayer, 77, of 2132 Pumptown Road, Fairmount City, died at 10:24 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca. Born March 2, 1930, in Fairmount City, he was the son of Walter Edward Drayer and Elizabeth McGregor Drayer Yoder. He married the former Wilda L. Gourley on Sept. 21, 1949, and she survives. Mr. Drayer was the manager of Reed Milling in Brookville until his retirement. He was affiliated with Oakwood Presbyterian Church. Mr. Drayer enjoyed woodworking, hunting with his sons and gardening. In addition to his wife, Mr. Drayer is survived by three sons, Rodney Drayer and his wife, Diana, of Rimersburg, Steven Drayer and his wife, Mayra, of Woodbridge, Va., and Keith Drayer and his fiancee, Anna Aldrich, of New Bethlehem; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Preston Drayer; and one sister, Thelma Bowser. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in Clarion Cemetery. The Derrick - November 20, 2007
DRAYER, WILDA L. (GOURLEY) — Wilda L. Drayer, 76, of 2132 Pumptown Road, Fairmount City, died Friday, March 28, 2008, in her residence. Born Feb. 3, 1932, in Piney Township, Clarion County, she was the daughter of James E. and Sarah C. Wells Gourley. Mrs. Drayer worked in housekeeping at the Gold Eagle Inn in Brookville until she retired in 2007. She was a member of the Oakwood Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Drayer enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and visiting with her neighbors. She also loved her cats and her flowers. She was married to James A. Drayer, who preceded her in death Nov. 19, 2007. Surviving are three sons, Rodney Drayer and wife, Diana, of Rimersburg, Steven Drayer and wife, Mayra, of Woodbridge, Va., and Keith Drayer and fiancée, Anna Aldrich, of New Bethlehem; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She also is survived by a sister-in-law, Judy Gourley of Sligo; two sisters, Barbara Songer of Clarion and Christena Martin and husband, Dean, of Summerville; and one brother, Roy Gourley and wife, Mary Lee, of Wattsburg. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Drayer was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene Gourley. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor John McCall of the Oakwood Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Clarion Cemetery. The Derrick - Monday, March 31, 2008 transcription courtesy of Thelma Kifer.
DREW, MARSHA I. (HENRY) — Marsha I. Drew, 52, of Kittanning, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning. Born Jan. 22, 1953, she was the daughter of Richard and Garnet (Shook) Henry. She was raised in Sligo and graduated from Union High School in 1970. Mrs. Drew graduated from the Sharon General Hospital School of Nursing in 1974 with her RN degree. She worked as a surgical nurse for Dr. Paul Frederick for 20 years. She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir. Mrs. Drew was very active in the Relay for Life and Cancer Society Support Group. She enjoyed quilting, crafts and cooking. She was married in September 1990 to Jon B. Drew, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, Richard and Marjorie Henry of Clarion; two sons, Shawn Flick and his wife, Judy, of Bridgeville, and Ryan Flick of Hammington, N.J.; and two stepdaughters, Kelly Schaffer and her husband, Richard, of Kittanning, and Kara Remaley and her husband, Chris, of Cowansville. Survivors also include six grandchildren; a brother, Gary Henry and his wife, Darla, of Knox; two sisters, Carol Kiser and her husband, Bruce, of Marble, and Denise Lavrich and her husband, Tony, of Webster, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Erma Henry of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her mother, Garnet Henry; and one brother, Dennis Henry. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Grace Presbyterian Church, Kittanning. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church with the Rev. Art Seaman officiating and the Rev. Arnold Rhodes assisting. Interment will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Richard G. Laube Cancer Center, One Nolte Drive, Kittanning, 16201. The Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning is in charge of arrangements. Source: Derrick.
KITTANNING – Marsha I. Drew, 52, of Kittanning, died Friday, October 28, 2005, at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning. Born January 22, 1953, she was the daughter of Richard and Garnet Shook Henry. She was married to Jon B. Drew in September of 1990 and he survives. Mrs. Drew was raised in Sligo and graduated from Union High School in 1970. She graduated from Sharon General Hospital School of Nursing in 1974 with a registered nursing degree. She worked for Dr. Paul Frederick as a surgical nurse for 20 years. Mrs. Drew was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church and sang in the choir. Mrs. Drew was very active in the Relay for Life and Cancer Society Support Group. She enjoyed quilting, crafts and cooking. In addition to her husband, and parents, Richard and Marjorie Henry, she is survived by two sons; Shawn Flick and his wife, Judy, of Bridgeville, and Ryan Flick of Hammington, N.J.; two step daughters, Kelly Schaffer and her husband, Richard, of Kittanning, and Kara Remaley and her husband, Chris, of Cowansville; six grandchildren, one brother, Gary Henry and his wife, Darla, of Knox; two sisters, Carol Kiser and her husband, Bruce, of Marble, and Denise Lavrich and her husband, Tony, of Webster, Fla., and a sister-in-law, Erma Henry of Pittsburgh. Mrs. Drew was preceded in death by her mother, Garnet Henry, and a brother, Dennis Henry. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 30, 2005, at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Kittanning with the Rev. Art Seaman officiating and assisted by Rev. Arnold Rhoades. Interment will be private. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Richard G. Cancer Center, One Nolte Drive, Kittanning, Pa., 16201. Arrangements were handled by the Bauer Funeral Home. --Clarion News
DUFFIELD, LYDA OLIVE (KASTER) — Clarion Woman, 89, Succumbs - CLARION - Mrs. Lyda Olive Kaster Duffield, 89, of 132 Seventh Avenue died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday in her home. Born in Curllsville on September 28, 1868, she was the daughter of John Elic and Eliza Ben Kaster. She was married on August 24, 1899, to George A. Duffield who survives. A housewife and a teacher by trade, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarion, the Sisterhood Class of that church, a former member of the Clarion Woman's Club and a charter member of the Clarion County DAR. She served as clerk at the Recorders Office in the late 90's and taught at Five Point, Frostburg, and several other county schools. Besides her husband, one sister, Mrs. Harry Fenstamaker of South Sixth Avenue, and one sister-in-law, Miss Sarah Duffield, survives. The funeral arrangements are in charge of the Goble Funeral Home in Clarion. Source: 12/5/1957 Derrick.
DUNCAN, JAMES O. — James O. Duncan Sr., 81, of Roseville, Brookville RD 4, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, in Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 4, 1919, in Huey, he was a son of Jacob A. and Elise E. McGuire Duncan. Mr. Duncan served in the U.S. Army during World War II, with duty in the European Theater. He was a drag line operator for various coal companies. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier after 15 years of service. Mr. Duncan was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookville, the Clarion American Legion Post and the Rural Letter Carriers Association. He was a 50-year member of Canby Lodge No. 520, F. & A.M., in St. Petersburg and was a member of 32nd degree Coudersport Consistory. Mr. Duncan was an avid hunter. He first was married to Mildred L. Guntrum, who died Nov. 16, 1980. He later married Catherine "Caddy" Newhouse Duncan, who survives. Also surviving are a son, James O. Duncan Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Rimersburg; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Janie) Corbett of Clarion; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and first wife, Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today in the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Henley officiating. Interment will be in the Sligo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson Street, Brookville, 15825; the American Cancer Society, in care of Karyn King, 3 Marlin St., Brookville; and the American Heart Association, in care of Mrs. Ray Thrust, Central Avenue Extension, Brookville. Source: Derrick.
DUNCAN, MILDRED L. (GUNTRUM) -- BROOKVILLE - Mrs. Mildred L. Duncan, 59, of Brookville RD 4, died at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, November 16, 1980, in her home. She was born September 22, 1921, in Sligo the daughter of Nelson and Blanche Myers Guntrum. On February 17, 1939, she married James O. Duncan. He survives. Former Sligo residents, she and her husband lived in their Brookville area home for the past eight years. Mrs. Duncan was a member of the Sligo Presbyterian Church, the Lady Priscilla Rebecca Lodge in Sligo, and the Order of Eastern Star Lodge in Sligo. In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a son, James O. Duncan, Jr., of Rimersburg; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald(Janie) Corbett of Clarion; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Randolph of Rimersburg RD, Mrs Joe (Hazel) Runyan of Rimersburg RD, Mrs. Edward (Marie) Egan of Seneca, Mrs. John (Phyllis) Flynn of Kersey and Judy Runyan of Strattanville;a brother, Robert Guntrum of Macon, Ga.; three granddaughters; and,one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo with Rev. Thomas Gilliland, pastor of the Sligo Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Sligo. Source: The Leader-Vindicator Newspaper, Nov 1980
DUNKLE, EFFIE ELVINA (FINEFROCK) -- ELLWOOD CITY - Mrs. Effie Elvina Dunkle, 90, of 630 Crescent Ave., died yesterday at 10 a.m. in Ellwood City General Hospital. She was born in Clarion County on Aug. 13, 1880 to the late Thomas Jefferson and Mary Whitmore Finefrock. Mrs. Dunkle was a member of the First Methodist Church; the American Legion Auxiliary; the GAR; the WSCS of the church; friendship circle class of the church and the WBA. Her husband, Edward L. Dunkle. preceded her in death. Her former husband. Boggs Eaker also preceded her in death. Surviving are a son. Thomas Eaker of Williamsport. Pa.; two sisters. Mrs. Lula Wyman of New Bethlehem. Pa. and Mrs. Esther Hayden of Canton. Ohio; two brothers. Thomas Finefrock of Clarion and Benton M. Finefrock of New Castle; 11 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. A son, William 0. Eaker also preceded her in death. Friends may call at Harry N. Porter Funeral Home. 200Fountain Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be held Wednesday at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Martin of First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at New Bethlehem Cemetery. New Castle News, New Castle, PA. Monday, November 23, 1970. Pg 3
DUNKLE, ESTIE VIOLA (ALDOUS) — KNOX -- Mrs. Estie Viola Dunkle, 63, of Cranberry RD 1, widow of George G. Dunkle, died unexpectedly Saturday morning in her home. She was born in Sligo February 11,1911, a daughter of Charles and Nancy Ellen Aites Aldous. She was married June 28, 1927, to George G. Dunkle, who died in 1973. Before moving to Cranberry RD 1, she had lived at Dempseytown and Frogtown. Mrs. Dunkle attended the Providence United Methodist Church at Knox RD and the Nutrition Program for Senior Citizens in Knox. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Alberta L. Smith of Cooperstown, Mrs. Ray (Eva Mae) Hilcs of Fullerton, Calif., Mrs. Jerry (Dee) Hoth of Girard, Ohio, Mrs. John (Janice) Smith of Cranberry RD 1, Mrs. John (Linda) McHenry of Knox RD 1 and Mrs. John (Marilyn) McClintock of Cooperstown RD 1; five sons, Joseph W. Dunkle of New Bethlehem, Ray Dunkle of Clarion, Harry Dunkle of Fairmount City, Wayne Dunkle of Clarion RD 1 and James Dunkle of North East; 28 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Surviving also are three sisters, Mrs. Charles (Rosella) Theiss of Knox RD, Mrs. Joe (Susanah) Centorcelli of Clarion and Mrs. Fred (Gladys) Holben of Strattanville, and two brothers, John B. Aldous of Strattanville and Thomas M. Aldous of Kenova, W. Va. Deceased along with her husband are two sisters, two brothers, a grandchild and great-grandchild. Removal was made to the Roy P. Stuart Funeral Home in Knox where friends are being received and where funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday. Rev. Lewis H. Fox, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Lamey Cemetery at Dempseytown. Derrick Monday, January 6, 1975
DUNKLE, FANNIE P. — Mrs. Fannie P. Dunkle, whose death at the County Home last week was noted in last week's Democrat, was one of the oldest residents in the county. She was born September 23, 1816 and died October 3, 1910 making her 94 years and 11 days old. Mrs. Dunkle was one of the finest spirited Christian women and her character as such was admired and respected by all who knew her. On October 4 her remains were taken to her old home church at Asbury where appropriate services were held by the pastor, Rev. Roy Walker, and the interment was made in the cemetery nearby. Source: 10/13/1910 Clarion Democrat.
DUNKLE, IDA RUTH (SWITZER) -- SLIGO – Mrs. Ida Ruth Dunkle, 58, wife of Harry R. Dunkle, died in her home in Callensburg at 7:55 pm Saturday, following a lingering illness. She was born September 3, 1892, the daughter of George E. and Mary Fox Switzer. She was married to Harry R. Dunkle, September 1, 1909. Mrs. Dunkle was a member of the Callensburg Church of God. She and Mr. Dunkle resided in Callensburg for the past three years. Prior to that time, they had lived in the Sligo vicinity. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Dunkle is survived by two sons, Edward, Sligo and John, Callensburg, one sister, Mrs. Elnora Haldeman, Minverva, Ohio, 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received in the Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo from 10 am to 9 pm Monday. Services will be held from the funeral home at 2;30 pm Tuesday with Rev. Ralph Radaker, pastor of the Callensburg Church of God officiating. Interment will be made in the Callensburg Cemetery. Derrick (Oil City, Pa), Monday, Nov 14, 1960. Pg 14.
DUNKLE, RALPH MERLE -- SLIGO - Ralph Merle Dunkle, 74, of Sligo died at the Butler County Memorial Hospital Monday. He was born in Siegel on November 18, 1891, the son of Arthur L. and Minne Estella Edburn Dunkle. He was married October 20, 1919, to Velvie I. Henry. Mr. Dunkle is survived by the widow and two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Carrie) Meier and Mrs. Dean (Doris) Simpson, both of Sligo. Also surviving are two brothers, Wade Dunkle of Orange, Calif. and Warren Dunkle, of Weirton, W. Va.; six sisters, Mrs. Frances Williams of Bradford, Mrs. Nora Wallace of Troy, N. Y., Mabel Sharrow, of Ridgway, Hazel Holmbery of Ridgway, Stella Barret of Pittsburgh and Anna Miller of Valencia; and three grandchildren. Two brothers, Ray and Vincent, are deceased. He was associated with the Methodist Church of Sligo and a member of the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War I. Friends will be received at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo. The Derrick - Tuesday March 29, 1966 pg. 18 transcription courtesy of Thelma Kifer.
DUNKLE, VELVIE IRENE (HENRY) — SLIGO — Velvie Irene Dunkle, 81, of Sligo, died at 1:16 am Thursday in Clarion Hospital. Born July 5, 1898, in Monroe Township, she was the daughter of Thomas and Ella Magness Henry. She was married October 20, 1919 to Ralph Dunkle. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1966. She was a member of the Sligo United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Lady Priscilla Rebecca Lodge in Sligo. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Carrie) Meier and Mrs. Dean (Doris) Simpson, both of Sligo; a sister, Mrs. Stella Bracken of Reynoldsville; and three grandchildren, Wayne Meier, Karen Meier, and Mrs. Susan Lantelme, all of Sligo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter, and five sisters, Blanche, Dorothy, Lottie, Carrie, and Bertha. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today in the Hawk Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Dale Rhodes, pastor of the Sligo United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Sligo Cemetery.
DUNLAP, JAMES L. — James L. "Nim" Dunlap, 65, of 426 Clarion St., Callensburg, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, at his home following an extended illness. Born Jan. 16, 1941, in Callensburg, he was a son of Harry L. and Rebecca Jane Mays Dunlap. Mr. Dunlap was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served for four years. He worked for 36 and one half years at the Quaker State and Petro Wax Refineries in Emlenton, where he retired in 2000. Mr. Dunlap was a member of the Callensburg United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Canby Lodge No. 520 in St. Petersburg, the New Castle Consistory and the Clarion County Shriners. He also was a member of the Parker VFW 7073, the American Legion in St. Petersburg, the Clarion County Rod and Gun Club in Knox and the A.C. Valley Sportsmen's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Dunlap was married Jan. 17, 1964, to the former Joyce A. McCall. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Fred J. Dunlap and Ed. T. Dunlap and his wife Erin, all of West Freedom; and three grandchildren, Kayla, Todd and Lauren Dunlap. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ed Dunlap and an infant, Sam. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Hernan, pastor of the Callensburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Callensburg Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Parker VFW and Rimersburg VFW and American Legion ceremonial squads. The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice, Knox 16232.
DUNLAP, JOHN F. — John F. Dunlap, 81, of Parker, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, following an illness. Born Nov. 18, 1918, in Parker, he was a son of George and Mary Gallagher Dunlap. Mr. Dunlap graduated from the former Parker High School and began a 43-year career as a machinist with the former Glass Containers Corp. in Parker. He was a member and president for eight years of the local chapter of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association of America. He was a lifelong member of the Parker United Methodist Church where he was involved in all operations of the church and had served many years as a trustee. A veteran of World War II, John served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He completed pilot training and later served as a bombardier instructor stateside. He was discharged as 1st Lieutenant. He was a member of the American Legion Post 598 and a social member of V.F.W. Post 7073. For over twenty-five years, John called cadence when the veterans marched on Memorial Day. Mr. Dunlap was a life member and chief for nine years of the Parker City Volunteer Fire Co. He was the weekly bingo caller for 37 years for the fire company’s fundraiser. He was a member and served two terms as president of the Armstrong County Firemen’s Association and was involved in other functions of the firefighters association. The Parker Fire Co. named Mr. Dunlap "Man of the Year" in 1984 in Parker City. Mr. Dunlap was a member of Parker City Lodge No. 521, F. & A.M., and the New Castle Consistory. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 278 in Butler and had served in earlier years as district deputy of the Odd Fellow Lodge. Mr. Dunlap served on the Armstrong County Advisory Board and was instrumental in acquiring senior citizen housing and luncheons for the seniors of Parker City. He had served for 11 years as a Boy Scout leader in Parker. Mr. Dunlap was married to the former Vesta Jordan, who died in March 1980. He later married Leanore Barr Elder, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Nancy) Collette of Portersville RD 2; a stepdaughter, Mrs. George (Diana) Colley of North Truro, Mass.; two stepsons, Richard Elder of St. Louis, Mo., and William Elder of Springdale; seven stepgrandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. He also is survived by one brother, James Eugene Dunlap of New Castle; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and first wife, Mr. Dunlap was preceded in death by a brother and a stepson. Friends were received at the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, Wayne Street, Parker. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2000 in the funeral home with the Rev. Victor and Molly Brown, pastors of the Parker United Methodist Church, officiating. Members of the VFW and American Legion posts of Parker conducted full veterans honors during the services in the funeral home. Interment was in the Parker Presbyterian Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Parker United Methodist Church, Parker, PA 16049.
DUNLAP, HARRY L. -- Clarion County Resident Killed in Auto Accident: Mariansville – Harry Dunlap of Callensburg, a 51-year-old Pennsylvania Railroad fireman, was killed Friday afternoon when his car left the highway and smashed into a concrete bridge abutment. Mr. Dunlap died near Van in Clarion County en route to the Oil City Hospital. He died of a fractured skull, crushed chest, fractured right hip and fractured jaw bone. Clarion County Coroner J. Ward Kier viewed the body and will issue a certificate of accidental death. State police said the accident occurred at 2:10 p.m. while Dunlap, riding alone, was traveling north on Route 38. It was reported the victim had been in Emlenton and was on his way home. Police believe Dunlap may have suffered a heart attack. Mr. Dunlap worked for the PRR at Phillipston. Born July 20, 1909, in Toby Township, he was the son of James D. and Zelda Stewart Dunlap. He was married June 29, 1931, to the former Rebecca Mays who is a teacher at the Keystone Joint School, Knox. Mr. Dunlap was a member of the Callensburg Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, two sons, Edward of Knox and James Lyle, stationed with the navy at Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Marge Clouse, a house mother at Clarion State College, Mrs. Lydia Botts of Pittsburg and Mrs. Fred Sedgwick of Callensburg; two brothers, James of Callensburg and John Allen of Knox; and one grandchild. Friends may call at the Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo. Obit, Oil City Derrick, Saturday, May 27, 1961. Source: Linda Walls.
DUNLAP, LOTTIE M. (HEETER) -- Lottie M. Dunlap, 94, of Callensburg, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, in Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center near Sligo. Born April 30, 1907, in Callensburg, she was a daughter of B.B. and Fannie Mong Heeter. She was married July 11, 1924, to James R. Dunlap, who died April 25, 1993. Mrs. Dunlap and her husband owned Dunlap's Music Store in Callensburg. She also gave piano and organ lessons. She was a member of the Callensburg United Methodist Church where she served as organist for more than 50 years. Mrs. Dunlap also was a member of Clarion Chapter No. 267, Order of Eastern Star. She also was a member of the Callensburg-Licking Township Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Dunlap was a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. June Myers of Grove City; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Myrna Dunlap of Sligo; two granddaughters, Mrs. Kevin (Cheryl) Mortimer of Rimersburg and Linda Dunlap of State College; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dunlap was preceded in death by a son, John Dunlap; a brother, William Heeter; and a son-in-law, Robert Myers. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Barry Wyant, pastor of the Callensburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Callensburg Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Callensburg United Methodist Church, Callensburg, 16213. Source: Derrick.
DUNN, HEZEKIAH B. — In the death of Hezekiah B. Dunn on Tuesday morning, August 25, 1931, Rimersburg lost another of her esteemed and respected citizens. He was in his eightieth year, having been born October 21, 1851, and was the son of Allen and Elizabeth Beaver Dunn, in this state and county. It was in the autumn of 1882 on October 23rd, that he was united in marriage to Miss Mina Stewart of West Freedom, Pa., by Rev. Wilson at Callensburg, who was the pastor of the Stewart family who belonged to the Concord Presbyterian church at that time. After their marriage they moved to the farm in Madison twp., where the family lived until 21 years ago at which time they moved into Rimersburg, where he spent many happy days fellowshipping with his many friends and neighbors during the sunset of his life. Memorial services were held at the home on Friday, August 28th, by the family pastor, Rev. M. P. Steele, assisted by Rev. R. K. Atchison of the Associate Presbyterian church. A large audience of friends and neighbors gathered to respect the one who had departed their midst. Mr. Dunn became a member of the Bethesda Presbyterian church of Rimersburg around fifty years ago, and was a faithful attendant to the services until he became ill about two years ago. Interment was made in the family burial ground in the Rimersburg cemetery. Besides his wife, he leaves to survive, three daughters, Mrs. Louise Crick, Mrs. Edna Brown, both of Rimersburg, and Mrs. Hazel Beckner of Oil City. Also 10 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Yates, of Wattersonville, Pa. New Bethlehem Vindicator, 1931. Transcription courtesy of Linda Walls.
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