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NAIL, OLIVER EDMUNSON — There was a general feeling of sorrow when the announcement was made Friday, March 18, 1921, that Oliver E. Nail, who had lived almost fifty years in Clarion and was one of our most highly esteemed citizens, had gone to his long home that Oliver E. Nail who had lived he had been suffering from illness which terminated in pleurisy and pneumonia and finally caused his death. An untoward accident some five or more years ago had a marked effect upon the physical condition of Mr. Nail. He was struck on the forehead by a heavy mattock with which he was digging, a stroke being deflected by the mattock catching a clothesline above his head and being thrown with terrific force back against his head, almost taking his life and weakening his naturally rugged powers of resistance. He has always complained that his head almost always bothered him since, and he certainly has not seemed like the same 'Squire Nail we knew before. Oliver Edmondson Nail was born January 1, 1844, at Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County, Pa., his parents being David and Jane Nail. He came to Clarion County with his parents and lived at Sligo until 1874. He was then elected to the office of Register and Recorder on the Democratic ticket and he removed to Clarion which has been his home ever since. During his service in the office of Register and Recorder for two terms of three years each he won a very wide acquaintance among the people of the county by whom he was highly esteemed as one of the most conscientious and fairest officers we have ever had. After his retirement as Register and Recorder he was elected and served ten years as Justice of the Peace for Clarion borough in a very acceptable manner. During the Civil War, in 1863, he enlisted in CO. I, 58th Infantry, of which Capt. Robert W. Orr was captain. As this regiment was composed of emergency troops they were in the service but a short time, and were with the troops which captured Morgan on his raid up through Ohio just after the battle of Gettysburg. Following some years after the way he interested himself in the militia and the National Guard. During the big strike of 1877, in Pittsburgh, at the time Union Station and other railroad property was burned, Mr. Nail was an officer in what was known as the Perry Infantry. He afterwards helped to organize a company of National Guard, at first designated as Co. G, 16th Regt., but later was transferred to Co D, 15th Regt It is remembered that he had the tallest company of men in the Guard, 35 of the men being 6 feet tall or over. He served five years as Captain of this company. In 1876 the deceased was united in marriage to Miss Clarissa A. Keefer at Callensburg. She now survives him with the following children: George C., Clarion; Harry B., O. E. Jr., and Mrs. Mary Beals, Wheeling, W. Va.; and Mrs. Myrtle Neuland, of Clarion. Eleven grandchildren also survive. He is the last member of his family, 3 brothers and 4 sisters having preceded him in death. Mr. Nail has been a member of the First Methodist Church of Clarion for many years and served in the officiary of the church, being a member of the Board of Trustees, and was secretary of the same for some years and also was a Steward in the days of his activity. He was until recent years very regular in attendance. His faith as a Christian was always manifested in the clean, true and honorable life he led. He was loved and respected because of the uprightness and integrity of his life. Fraternally Mr. Nail was a member of Clarion Lodge No. 277, F. & A. M., and was constant in attendance at the sessions practically to the time of his death. He was also a member of the G. A. R. and served as Commander and Adjutant many years, and even when the number of members was decimated by death he, with a few others, still carried on. 'Squire Nail, as he was familiarly known, was a quiet, unobtrusive gentleman of the old school, kindly of spirit, genial in manners and always considerate of others. He was a great reader and constantly kept abreast of the times, and he had his own opinions about every question, but he never would try to force them upon others. All in all it might well be said of him, and the elements so mixed in him, that nature might stand up and say to all the world, "This was a man." In his day generation he filled a large place and did a man's work in the community. The funeral was held last Sunday afternoon, the religious services being conducted by his pastor, Rev. Wm. E. Bartlett, at his home with his daughter, Mrs. Neuland, on Third Avenue, and the Masonic fraternity committed the body to the earth by the use of their beautiful ritual service, the interment being in Clarion cemetery.  Clarion Democrat 3/24/1921


NALE, ELMER ELLSWORTH — Elmer Ellsworth Nale, a prominent and most highly esteemed citizen of Licking Township, passed away at the home of his son Walter Nale, in Clarion, Tuesday morning, March 26, 1929, caused by a serious break-down, or general debility, generally accredited to overworking himself on his farm. Mr. Nale was born December 16, 1871, at Madison Furnace in Piney Township, the son of John and June Rodibaugh Nale. He grew to manhood in that vicinity. He was united in marriage 3S years ago to Miss Sarah McClune by the Rev. Leidy. His wife survives him with the following children: Walter Nale of Clarion; Herbert Nale of New Bethlehem; and Leonore Na1e of Knox, one child having preceded him in death. There also survive brothers and sister as follows: John and William Nale of Brockway, and Mrs. Stephen Dodd, Cleveland, 0., and Mrs. Grant Burns, Newbergh, N. Y. Several grandchildren also survive. Mr. Nale was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran church for many years being confirmed in youth. He was also a member of the Maccabees fraternity. The funeral of the deceased was held Thursday, March 28th, at the home of his son Walter Nale of Clarion, the services being conducted by Rev. E. B. Boyer of Knox and Rev. W. J. Baldwin of Clarion. The interment was made in the Clarion Cemetery.  Clarion Democrat 3/28/1929


NALE, HOMER ELLSWORTH — KNOX-Herbert E. Nale, 74, of   Knox RD2, a retired employee of the Knox Glass Co., died Saturday morning in the Chicora Medical Center following an extended illness. He was born at Sligo August 6, 1898, a son of Elmer and Sarah McClune Nale, and had made his home in the Knox area for the past 40 years. He worked for the Knox Glass Co., now Glass Containers Corp., for 23 years, retiring in 1962 due to failing health. Mr. Nale was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Knox RD and the Loyal Order of Moose in Clarion. He had been active in community affairs at Knox and Wentlings Corners until his illness. He was married in 1929 to the former Iva Shay, who survives along with a son, Keith Nale of Knox RD 2; four grandchildren, Jim, Tonya, Tom and Kenneth Nale of Knox RD 2; a brother, Walter Nale of Clarion; a sister, Mrs. Leanore Thompson of Fairfield, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews. 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 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Lewis R. Fox, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Clarion Cemetery. The Derrick, Oil City, Pa.   Monday, March 19, 1973.   Pg 10


NALE, ROBERT R.—   Robert R. Nale, 73, of Venus, died unexpectedly early Wednesday, June 15, 1994, at his home. Born May 23, 1921, in Sligo, he was the son of Walter and Alice Over Nale.  A 1939 graduate of Clarion High School, he married Joanna Beham on Dec. 15, 1942, and she survives.  Mr. Nale served in the Army Air Force from 1942 to 1945, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He lived in the Clarion area until moving to Venus in 1946.  He was employed at Venus motors for 13 years, and then at the Reno Mold Shop of Knox Glass for 25 years.  Mr. Nale was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose in Clarion and the Fryburg Boot and Saddle Club and the Oil City Veterans of Foreign Wars.  An avid gardener and hunter, Mr. Nale was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarion.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons, John E. Nale of La Plata, Md., and Timothy S. Nale, Rodger A. Nale, Thomas R. Nale and Mark (Randy) Nale, all of Venus; a daughter, Susan E. Glaz of Chapmanville; a sister, Mrs. James (Betty) Corbett of East Brady; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Nale; a son, David R. Nale; an infant son, George R. Nale; and a son-in-law, Chester Glaz.  Friends will be received from 7 to 9 pm today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday at the Faller Funeral Home in Fryburg. A prayer service will be conducted at 8:45 pm Friday at the Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Saturday in the funeral home. The Rev. Madge Floyd, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Clarion, will officiate.  Assisting will be the Rev. John Wood, pastor of the Faith Lutheran Church in Venus.  Interment will follow in New Bethlehem Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church in Clarion or to the Veterans Hospital in Butler. [photo accompanied obituary] 


NEAL, GOLDIE (BEST) — Goldie M. Neal, 79, of Washington Street, Strattanville, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002, in Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center near Sligo. Born Aug. 22, 1922, in Piney Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of John and Florence Forringer Best. Mrs. Neal was a homemaker. She was married to Jay E. Neal, who died Nov. 1, 1984. Surviving are two sons and their wives, W. Paul and Karen Neal of Strattanville and James E. and Elaine Neal of Shippenville; a daughter and her husband, Florence P. and Frank Young of Summerville; seven grandchildren, Becky, JJ, Hillary, Trina, Denny, Melissa and Leah; and seven great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Matt, Cody, Amber, Keri, Brandon and Korey. She also is survived by five brothers, Loyal Best of Fairmount City, Byron Best of Rimersburg, Clair "Ted" Best of Strattanville, Jack Best of Clarion and Claude Best of Corsica. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester Best, Mel Best and Richard Best; and three sisters, June Best, Ruth Potter and Lilian Slaughenhoupt. 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. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Laura Gross officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedarview Memorial Park in Strattanville.


NEELY, ARTHUR WILLIS — Arthur Willis Neely, 95, died in his home here at 2 am Wednesday following a lingering illness.   He was a retired oil operator.   He and his wife, the former Mabel Curll, marked their 64th wedding anniversary this past September 21. They were married in Curllsville in 1898.   He was born April 18, 1867, in Alum Rock, a son of Isaac and Elizabeth Miller Neely. Mr. Neely was a member of the Reformed Church in St. Petersburg.   He was a member of the Canby Lodge 520, F. & A. M., St. Petersburg, and a past master of the lodge, having served in 1898.   He also was a member of the Coudersport Consistory, Knights Templar of Franklin, the Zem Zem Shrine of Pittsburgh and the Eaton Royal Arch Chapter.   In addition to his widow,   Mrs. Mabel Neely, he is survived by one son, Curll L. Neely of Parker; a grandson, David L. Neely of Parker: a grandson; David L. Neely of Sacramento, Calif., and two great-grandchildren. Friends are being received in the McKinney Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, where funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday.   Rev. E. R. Cunnings, pastor of the Reformed Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the Foxburg Cemetery. The Derrick, Oil City, PA.   Thursday, October 25, 1962.   Pg 23 via Paul Kifer.


NEELY, CLYDE WILSON—Clyde Neely of Sligo Dies in Hospital.  SLIGO - Clyde Wilson Neely, 89, of Sligo, a retired farmer, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Brookville Hospital. He was born August 28, 1881, in Licking Township.  Mr. Neely retired as a farmer in 1919 and had resided in Sligo since that time. He was affiliated with the Sligo United Methodist Church. He and his wife, the former Anna Maud Brenneman, were married in 1900. She survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Estella Davis of Sligo; two sons, Roy of Emlenton RD and Joseph Neely of Callensburg; 11 grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. Friends will be received at the Hawk Funeral Home, Sligo, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Friday.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Rev. Gale A. Jewell, pastor of Sligo United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in Callensburg Cemetery. [19 Nov 1970 Oil City Derrick] Submitted by Paul Kifer.


NEELY, DOROTHY ANN (HENRY) -- In all parts of the county where Mrs. Paul W. Neely, of Perryville, was known there was sincere sorrow when her death in the Butler County Hospital, whither she had been taken for healing and health, was announced Saturday, Feb. 12, 1920. She had been in failing health for several years, but no alarm was felt at her condition until a short time before her death. She was taken to the hospital on Wednesday, Feb. 9th and after an examination an operation was performed the following day. It was found that medical and surgical skill could not avail in her case, and her spirit soared away into the realm of the eternal. Mrs. Neely was so well known throughout Perry and adjoining townships and all of that section of country, as one of the most devout and active Christian ladies, that her going away is a source of genuine sorrow at the loss sustained. She was endowed with a most winsome disposition and possessed in full development those Christian graces which endeared her to everyone she met. Mrs. Neely was a daughter of Levi and Sarah Jane Henry and was born at Mt. Zion, in Licking Township, Clarion County, Nov. 25, 1871. She was united in marriage with P. W. Neely on Nov. 25, 1891, who now survives her with two sons Vertal S. and Paul W., Jr. She also leaves her mother, four sisters, Mrs. E. W. Kissinger, Alum Rock; Mrs. Charles Stuart, Mrs. Harry Best and Mrs. W. B. Stewart, all of Perryville. Mrs. Neely will be sadly missed in her home, in the church and in the community at large. Her place cannot be filled. Her body was brought to her home the evening she died, and the funeral was conducted by Rev. Watkins, and the interment was made in the St. Petersburg cemetery. May the comforting of the loving father abide with the bereaved ones. Clarion Democrat, February 24, 1921


NEELY, EDWARD MILES — E.M. Neely, Ex-Clarion Resident Dies — GREENVILLE, Mich. - Edward Miles Neely, 79, former resident of Clarion died Monday morning in the hospital at Sheridan, Mich. He was born September 27, 1889, in Reedsburg, Clarion County, a son of Jacob Miles and Maggie Longwell Neely. He married the former Goldie Mae Cragle who preceded him in death in 1928. In 1929, Mr. Neely married the former Clara Russell who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elva Massaro of California and Mrs. Alice Winwood of Arizona; five sons, Stewart Neely of Oil City, Howard Neely of California, Arnold Neely of Titusville and Veryl and Harold Neely of Seneca; 39 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several stepsons and stepdaughters; seven sisters, Mrs. Lana Remalcy and Mrs. Mabel Heller of Oil City, Mrs. Bessie Whitling and Mrs. Miller of Clarion, Mrs. Dorothy Wright of Gary, Mich., and one brother, Frank Neely of Sligo. Mr. Neely was preceded in death by one son, Dale Neely, in 1965; three brothers, Elmer, Albert and Charles Neely and one sister, Miss Annie Margaret Neely. Funeral services will be held at Marshall Hoffman Funeral Home in Greenville, Mich. The Derrick, July 1, 1969. Submitted by Pamela Grewell.




NEELY, PVT. JACOB CHARLES — 9/12/1918 Clarion Democrat - War Casualties - Jacob C. Neely, Sligo, reported killed in action.

     NEELY, PVT. JACOB CHARLES — 2/17/1919 Clarion Democrat - (with photo) Jacob Charles Neely, a member of Co. F. 320th Infantry, went to Camp Lee in April and sailed for France in May, 1918. Before sailing Charles met his brother Frank in the same camp. However, they were not together long for Frank was transferred to Camp Gordon, Ga., and Charles to France. He fought for his country until Sept. 28, 1918, and then gave up his life on the battlefield. Jacob Charles Neely was born in Piney township, Clarion county, no March 3, 1895, and went to Reidsburg in 1900, where he resided until his departure for Camp. He leaves to mourn their loss his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Miles Neely, and the following brothers and sisters: M. Edward Neely, Reidsburg; Mrs. E.O. Wright, Edinboro; Miss Della Neely, Erie; Mrs. P.R. Remaley, Phillipston; Frank Neely, who is now serving his country in Belgium; Millie, Elmer, Bessie, Mabel and Hazel, all at home. Jacob Charles Neely united with the Zion Baptist Church in Reidsburg in January 1915. He left his home in perfect health, he looked so young and brave. We little thought how soon he'd be laid in a soldier's grave. Below we give a copy of a letter written by Captain Frederick C. Maag, Captain 320th Infantry: Nice, France, Jan. 25, 1919. Mrs. Maggie J. Neely, Sligo, Pa. dear Madam: Regarding your son, Private Jacob C. Neely, I regret to have to inform you that the reports of his death are sadly correct. I don't think anyone witnessed his death, but his body was found side by side with two Germans, who had been killed with the bayonet and it is assumed that he was engaged by these two, killing one and mortally wounding the other before he was himself killed. At any rate you may be assured that he did his duty and you have cause to be proud of him. He met his death about four or five thousand yards north of the village of Bethincourt, which is near the Meuse River, not far from Verdun. Offering you my sincerest sympathy I remain, Yours sincerely, Frederick C. Maag, Capt. 320th Inf.


NEELY, LENA M. SLIGO – Lean M. Neely, 84, of Sligo , died Friday, November 17, 2006 , at Clarview Nursing Home, Sligo . "The Clarion News", November 21, 2006, Edited Version


NEELY, MABEL (CURLL) Obit of Mabel Curll Neely -  Mrs. Mabel Curll Neely, 88, of Foxburg, died Friday, March 25, in the Dusty Rose Nursing Home in Butler following a lingering illness. She was born Sept. 19, 1877, in Curllsville, a daughter of David R. and Alwilda Kifer Curll.   She was married to Arthur W. Neely and he preceded her in death October 1962. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in St. Petersburg, Clarion County Historical Society, a charter member of the   Venango County Chapter of the DAR, and Clarion County chairman for the American Red Cross during World War II.  Survivors include a son, Curll L. Neely, of Parker; a brother C.V. Curll, of Curllsville; a grandson David Neely, of Charlotte, N.C.; and two great-grandsons.  Friends were received at the Karle D. McKinney Funeral Home in St. Petersburg, where funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday.   The Rev. Charles Thompson, pastor of the Parker Presbyterian Church, officiated.   Interment was made in the Foxburg Cemetery. The Leader-Vindicator - March 30, 1966   pg. 5


NEELY, PAUL ARNOLD — Paul Arnold Neely, aged 85 of Richland Township PA and formerly of Shaler Twp., PA died on Sunday September 3, 2006 in UPMC – Passavant Hospital In McCandless Twp. PA. He was born on October 9, 1920 in Franklin Twp., Allegheny Co., PA to the late Israel Jones Neely and Ruth Elizabeth Frey Neely. He graduated from King’s Point Academy in Long Island, NY. Mr. Neely was a senior partner in the commercial real estate brokerage firm of Arnheim & Neely. Co. He belonged to the Society of Industrial Realtors and the Greater Pittsburgh Board of Realtors, whom recently awarded him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. He was active civically, and served on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Salvation Army, a past board director of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a past member of the board of director of Passavant Hospital, and a past member school board director of the Shaler Area School District. He was a 54 year member of the North Hills Lodge #716 of the Free & Accepted Masons, and a 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh Consistory. Mr. Neely served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and the volunteered for the US. Navy where he served as an Ensign. He is survived by: his wife of 60 years, Betty Jean “Jean” (Harrigar) Neely. They were married on May 27, 1946 in Licking Presbyterian Church in Churchville PA.; his daughters, Joyce (Herb) Borland of New Bethlehem, PA and Barbara Ruhle of Pittsburgh (Sharpsburg) PA; his grandchildren, Michael Dailey of Slippery Rock, PA, Jeremy Dailey of Sligo PA, Sarah Marski of New Castle PA, Sheri Ruhle of Wexford PA, and Gene Ruhle of Wexford PA; his Great Grandchildren, Jennifer Holt of Sligo PA, Bryanna Dailey of Sligo, Katelyn Dailey of Sligo, and Zachary Marski of New Castle; and his sisters, Gertrude Murphy of Waxhaw NC, and Janet Eberhardt of Franklin Park, PA. In addition to his parents he was predeceased in death by his brothers, Merrill Neely and Dallas Neely. Visitation will be on Tuesday Sept 5th, and Wednesday Sept 6th, 2006 from 2:00 till 4:00 and 7:00 till 9:00 PM at the Herbert R. King, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Route 8 at 2841 Woodland Circle, (Hampton Township) Allison Park, PA 15101 ( Masonic Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 8:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday September 7th, 2006, 11:00 AM at the Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Avenue, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Rev. Michael J. Hoyt, Pastor will officiate the services. Interment with Military Honors will be in Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery of Marshall Township. The family request memorials be directed to: Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Avenue, Glenshaw, PA 15116 or The Salvation Army, 100 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212. (view photo)

NEELY, RUBY C. -- Ruby C. Neely, 74, formerly of 7E. Second St., Oil City, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday, June 10, 1996, in Grandview Health Care.  Born Jan. 23, 1922, in Clarion County, she was a daughter of Rev. H. Floyd Neely and Helen O. Fetzer Neely.   Miss Neely, a homemaker, was active in the Victory Heights United Brethren Church. She also enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers.   Surviving are a brother, Richard D. Neely of Youngsville; two sisters, Mrs. Frederick (Ruth A.) Davis of Pinoak and Mrs. Donald ( Mary E.) McNellie of Erie; three nephews, two nieces, three great-nephews and four great-nieces.   Preceding her in death in addition to her parents was a brother, Harold W. Neely.   Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Hutchinson Funeral Home, Oil City.   Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Rev. Roger W. Overmyer, pastor of Victory Heights United Brethren Church, will officiate.   Interment will be in the Reidsburg Cemetery, Monroe Township, Clarion County.   The family suggests memorials may be made to the Victory Heights United Brethren Church. Submitted by Kelly Kline Fulcher.

NEIL, ANNA LUCAS Anna L. Neil, Former Sligo Teacher, Dies— SLIGO - Miss Anna Lucas Neil, 87, of Philadelphia, former teacher in the Sligo area, died Sunday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Marcella Delaney of Germantown. She was born May 26, 1883, at Sligo, a daughter of David Hugh and Matilda Lucas Neil. She taught school in the Sligo area until 1928 when she moved to Philadelphia. Miss Neil as a teacher there until her retirement. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Sligo. Surviving are one brother, J.J. Neil of Florida, and a number of nieces and nephews. Miss Neil was preceded in death by two sisters, Maribelle Neil and Vera Elizabeth Neil and two brothers, Dr. Thomas Neil and David P. Neil. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.  Rev. Edward McKee of Sligo RD, a retired Presbyterian minister and a former student of Miss Neil, will officiate. Interment will be in Sligo Cemetery. 8/19/1970 Oil City Derrick 

NEIL, DAVID HUGH — Last Friday evening, November 14, 1913, Mr. D.H. Neil, probably the best known citizen of Sligo, Clarion county, died at his home in that place at about half past seven o'clock. Mr. Neil has not been well for some time past being troubled with what is commonly called enlargement of the liver, technically called hypertrophic cirrhosis. This gradually sapped his strength and left him without recuperative power and at last closed a useful and honorable career. The deceased was born in the village of Greenville in 1851, the son of James and Sarah Neil. He lived in Greenville until about 31 years ago when he removed to Sligo. About 38 years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Matilda Lucas, who now survives him with the following children: J.J., Vira E., Lunie L., and Maribell, at home, Dr. Thomas F. Neil, Waterton, Ill., and Parsons Neil, East Brady, Pa. Mr. Neil served his community for twelve years as a Justice of the Peace and up to the time of his death had been postmaster about sixteen years. In both of these positions Mr. Neil was scrupulously careful of the rights of his fellow citizens, giving intelligent and conscientious service. He was a member oft he Presbyterian church and gave loyal support to that organization. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic fraternities. The community loses a valuable citizen, the home a devoted husband and father and the church a strong supporter. The funeral was held Monday morning, Rev. K.E. McLeod, pastor of the deceased, conducting services and the interment took place in Sligo cemetery. Clarion Democrat, November 20, 1913.


NEISWONGER, DANIEL -- Auto Leaves Road -- Two Clarion County young people were killed Sunday night as their auto left Route 68 near Sligo and crashed into a tree. The victims were identified by State Police as Daniel Neiswonger, 23, of Strattanville, and Miss Zoly Myers, 20, of Fisher. Their auto was so badly wrecked that sections of it had to be cut away to remove the bodies. Source: The Bradford Era, Sept. 3, 1951.


NEISWONGER, HARRY — Harry Neiswonger Dies at Age 76 - Harry Neisonger, 6, of Sligo died Wednesday, April 21, 1982 in Clarion Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1905, in Redbank Township, he was a son of the late Solomon and Letisa Reed Neiswonger. He was married March 28, 1931, to the former Rosella Servey, who survives. Mr. Neiswonger was a retired coal miner and belonged to the United Mine Workers of America. He was also engaged in the carpentry business in the Sligo area. In addition to his widow, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. George (Gertrude) Unger of Rimersburg, Mrs. Donald (Leona) Simpson of Clarion, and Mrs. Lancy (Eunice) Theiss of RD1 Clarion; two sons, Harry E. of Corsica and Richard of Clarion; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, R.S. Neiswonger of RD Fairmount City and Eugene Neiswonger of Fairmount City. One son, Raymond, four brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter preceded him in death. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Cleo A. Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo with the Rev. Bob Myers of the Reynoldsville Gospel Center officiating. Burial was in Strattanville Cemetery.


NEISWONGER, RICHARD ALLEN SR.— Richard Allen “Dick” Neiswonger Sr., 48, of 204 Craig St., Rimersburg, died unexpectedly at 8:07 am Monday, Sept. 19, 1994, in Clarion Hospital shortly after his admission there.  Born Sept. 30, 1945, in Toby Township, Clarion County, he was a son of the late Harry and Margaret R. Servey Neiswonger. He worked for the Sligo Borough for a short time.  Mr. Neiswonger attended the Sligo Church of the Nazarene.  Mr. Neiswonger had been a former member of the Sligo Volunteer Fire Department. He was married in Sligo Aug. 16, 1974, to the former Florence M. Black, who survives.  Also surviving are a son, Richard Allen Neiswonger Jr. at home; and three daughters, Mary Ellen Neiswonger, Bonnie Jean Neiswonger, and Pamela Lynn Neiswonger, all at home.  He is also survived by one brother, Harry Edward Neiswonger of Corsica; three sisters, Mrs. George (Gertrude) Unger of Rimersburg RD 1, Mrs. Lee (Eunice) Theiss of Strattanville and Mrs. Donald (Leona) Simpson of Clarion; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Mr. Neiswonger was preceded in death by his father in 1983, his mother in 1989, and a brother, Raymond Neiswonger, in 1975.  Friends will be received in the Sligo Church of the Nazarene from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 11 am Thursday in the church with Rev. William H. Shanor, Sligo Church of the Nazarene pastor, officiating.  He will be assisted by Rev. Gene Hill, a former pastor at the church. Interment will follow in Sligo Cemetery. The Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg is in charge of arrangements.


NEPHEW, ROBERT DAKOTA Robert Dakota Nephew, 21 months old of Colerain Street, Sligo, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at his home following a lifelong illness with a brain tumor. He was born April 21, 2001, in Lumberton, N.C., the son of Robert Donald Nephew and Betty Jane Ferringer, both of Sligo. He was baptized at Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, by his grandmother, the Rev. Shirley A. Showers. His family attended the Grace Community Church in Curllsville. Surviving are his parents of Sligo; and the following brothers and sisters, Jessica Marie Haskins of Lumberton, N.C., Joshua James Haskins of Sligo, Samantha Ashton Nephew and Jennifer Elizabeth Nephew, both of Darlington, S.C., and Cedric Avery Nephew of Pembroke, N.C. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Kenneth W. and Deborah A. Ferringer of Callensburg; maternal grandmother, the Rev. Shirley A. Showers of Lancaster, Calif.; paternal grandmother, Dorothy L. Nephew of Charleston, S.C.; paternal great-grandmother, Rose Lee Jacobs of Lumberton, N.C.; and maternal great-grandmother, Mary Jane Buzzard of Sligo RD 1; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ronald Robert Nephew, July 27, 1998; his paternal great-grandfather, Giles Jacobs, in 1988; his maternal great-grandfather, Dart W. Ferringer; and his maternal great-grandfather, Harry Buzzard. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Linda L. Porter, pastor of the Shippenville United Methodist Church, officiating. Friends and family are requested to donate to a fund to help with expenses at the Farmers National Bank, Sixth and Wood Street, Clarion, 16214, in care of Betty Ferringer.


NEWELL, CARRIE BLANCHE CRAIG Mrs. George H. Newell, one of the best known and most highly regarded Christian ladies of the central section of the county , where she was almost universally known, passed away at her home near Curllsville, Sunday, Nov. 27, at the age of 56 years. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Craig, and was born at Sligo. She received her education in the schools of that place and at Reidsburg Academy, after which she taught public schools a number of years at Sligo, Reigle school and Nail school. She was united in marriage with Mr. Geo. H. Newell on Nov. 8, 1887, and four sons and one daughter were born to them, of whom the following survive: Robert K., Sligo; Donald C. and Kenneth E., at home; and Mrs. Eleanor B. Wendell, at Curllsville. She leaves these brothers and sisters, namely: W. R. Craig, Sligo; Mrs. A. J. McAuley, Santa Anna, Calif.; Elizabeth H. Craig and Mrs. C. A. Anderson, Brookville. Mrs. Newell was a lifelong devout and faithful member of the Presbyterian church and exemplified her faith in the beautiful Christian life she lived. December 1, 1921- Clarion Democrat


NEWELL, DONALD C. — CLARION –  Two Clarion men were killed Friday in the crash of a Piper Cub near Rea Airport at Lakes-To-Seaville, three miles west of Clarion.   John E. Trunk Jr. and Donald Newell were fatally injured in the wreck. The small plane came down shortly after takeoff about 1,500 feet

southeast of the Fulton Lumber Company on the south side of Route 322 at 10:30 a.m.

   Lawrence Gatesman of Clarion, a witness to the tragedy, said he observed the plane making

a sharp right bank as if it was heading back to the field. The craft then went into a steep dive and crashed.   Mr. Gatesman reported he heard the crash and went to the scene. The plane came straight down, hitting propeller first, driving the motor back into the cockpit.   Mr. Gatesman found Trunk, the pilot, was dead, pinned in the wreckage.   Mr. Newell was still alive.

   Mr. Gatesman said he removed Mr. Newell from the airplane.   He was rushed to Clarion Hospital where he was treated and placed in an ambulance to be taken to a Pittsburgh hospital.   When the ambulance was on the Clarion River Hill, he began hemorrhaging.   The ambulance turned around to return to Clarion.   Mr. Newell died on the trip back to Clarion. He was dead on arrival at the Clarion Hospital.   The time of death was set at 2 p.m. 

   Mr. Trunk had to be pried from the cockpit of the wreckage.   He died of a fractured neck, crushed chest and other injuries.   Mr. Newell suffered a crushed chest, fractured skull and internal hemorrhaging.   Clarion County Coroner J. Ward Kier said he would issue certificates of accidental death for both men. 

   Pat O’Neill, owner and operator of Pat O’Neill Plumbing and Heating Company in Clarion and Shippenville, reported he observed the Pipe Cub taxiing down the runway.   He recognized Mr. Newell as one of the passengers.   William G. Patterson, who owns and operates Rea Airport, said he was at the port when the plane was warming up for take-off.   He said the motor appeared to be working in excellent shape.

   Mr. Newell, a commercial photographer, was going to do some work for a Clarion Industry and also make aerial photos of the progress of the construction of Interstate 80 in Clarion County. He had recently purchased the Liberty Studios in Clarion from Robert Merryman.   Mr. Newell opened a new studio, “Newell’s Liberty Studio” on South 5th Ave. in a storeroom formerly operated by Potts Food Market. 

   Called to the scene were Trooper Richard J. Heller of the Pennsylvania State Police at Strattanville,   Trooper Richard Skillman of the Butler State Police barracks, aeronautical investigator for the state police; two Federal Aviation Agency inspectors from the Allegheny County Airport, Richard Fournier and William Frennier; and Coroner Kier.

   John E. (Junie) Trunk Jr. of 109 South 6th Ave., Clarion, was born August 1, 1915, in Clarion, the son of John E. Trunk Sr. and the late Marie R. Stauver. He was married September 16, 1944, to Dorothy M. Goble, who survives. Mr. Trunk was a partner with his father in the Clarion Construction Company.   He joined the Canadian Air Force in World War II and later transferred to the United States Air Force.   Mr. Trunk was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Clarion.   He was also a member and former president of the 0X5 Club and a member of the Knights of St. George, the Antique Airplane Association, the Clarion County Development Council and the Clarion County Historical Society. At the beginning of the founding and establishing of Clarion Osteopathic Hospital, Mr. Trunk served as a member of the board of directors. In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. William (Mazy Louise) Hile ? and Mrs. C. P. (Jacqueline) Maloney, both of Charlotte, N.C., and Mrs. William (Benedicta) Worrell of Clarion; and a brother, LeMoyne Trunk of Clarion RD.   Removal was made to the Goble Funeral Home in Clarion, where friends may call from1-4 and 7 - 9 p.m. today and Sunday.   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Clarion Immaculate Conception Church, Father Joseph Meisinger will officiate at the services. Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Church.

    Donald C. Newell of 408 Pine St., Clarion, was born in Monroe Township, June 13, 1928, the son of Donald C. Newel! Sr. and Elsie Rankin.   He was married June 12, 1950, to   Betty E. Finnefrock, who survives. Mr. Newell was a photographer operated Newell's Liberty Studio in Clarion.   He was a member of the Clarion Methodist Church and a trustee in the church. He was also a member of the Clarion Lions Club, the VFW of Clarion, the F & AM Blue Lodge of Clarion, the Coudersport Consistory and the Professional Photographers of America.   Mr. Newell was a veteran of the armed forces, serving from 1946 lo 1948. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Sue, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Summerville of Rimersburg, Mrs. Arlene Hepner of Saxonburg, Mrs. Patricia Weidner of Clarion and Mrs. Margaret Reinsel of Limestone; two brothers, Denny Newell of Sligo and Lowell K. Newell of Michigan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Newell Sr. of Sligo, RD.   A daughter, Kelly Lane, preceded him in death. Friends may call at the Goble Funeral Home in Clarion from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and Saturday.   Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.   Interment will be in Clarion Cemetery.   Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.  Source: Friday. The Derrick, Oil City, PA.   Saturday, July 16, 1966. Pp 1, 2; via

Paul Kifer.


NEWELL, ELMA V. (BOTZER) Elma V. Newell, 85, of 1648 Bald Eagle St., Sligo, died 10:15 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2005, at the home of her son-in-law, Carl Over, at 423 Tintown Road, Sligo, Curllsville. Born Sept. 24, 1919, in Piney Township, Clarion County, to Harry and Lucille Greenawalt Botzer. Mrs. Newell was a homemaker and also worked a number of years as a cook at the Clarion County Home near Sligo, now Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was of the Protestant faith. Mrs. Newell enjoyed cooking, flower gardening and spending time with her grandsons. She first was married to Earl Heller, who preceded her in death in 1947. She then was married to Denny R. Newell on Aug. 25, 1951. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1999. Surviving are her son-in-law, with whom she resided and who cared for her during the past several years, Carl Over of Curllsville; two grandsons, Denny L. Over and Keith A. Over, both of Curllsville; and one great-granddaughter, Keanna Over. In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Newell was preceded in death by four sisters Gladys Dunkle, Mary Keister, Mildred Gourley and Helen Hackberth; and one brother, Glen Botzer. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Evans, chaplain of the Clarion-Forest Visiting Nurses Association, officiating. Interment will follow in Churchville Cemetery, near Curllsville. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice, Knox, 16232.


NEWELL, JOHN GILMORE A landmark of Clarion County was removed on the 261h day of February, 1921, by the death of Mr. J. G. Newell, just as he was entering his seventy-sixth year of life. Over one hundred years ago his grandparents and their family established the Newell home one mile east of Curllsville. Robert D. Newell, the father of our departed friend, became one of the Associate Judges of Clarion County while Hon. William Jenks was Presiding Judge of Jefferson and Clarion counties. Early in life Mr. Newell, being of a literary turn of mind, engaged in school teaching. He was always a lover of books and until the very end of his life, spent many hours of the day among his books. In the spring of 1879 he and his brother, Florence H., settled on what is now known as the Piney Newell Farm one mile south of Curllsville, and he remained there until his death. On the first of July, 1879, he was united in marriage to Miss Agatha Kaster, of Curllsville, and to this happy union were born two children, Francis Guy and Eugenia Grace. Mr. Newell united with the Licking Presbyterian Church January 27, 1872, and in 1880 was chosen a ruling Elder of the church and served until the Master said "Come up higher." On Feb. 14, 1921, Mr. Newell suffered a stroke of paralysis. He failed to rally and sank gradually until the end on Feb. 26. His daughter returned from the South and was with him for seven days, but his son was unable to get to his bedside before the end. He was conscious until the last two days, but was unable to talk and make his wants known. Mr. Newell was known as a true friend, devoted father, much loved and generous neighbor, as was shown by the faithful devotion and tender care bestowed upon him by his neighbors and friends. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. J. M. McCurdy at the Piney Newell home and the body was laid to rest in the Licking cemetery Tuesday afternoon, March 1. He is survived by one son, Francis Guy, of Roswell, New Mexico; one daughter, Eugenia Grace, of Lincoln Normal, Marion, Alabama, and two brothers: Florence H., of Curllsville, and George H., of Churchville. Agatha, a loving wife and fond mother, preceded her husband to the Better Land just thirty-five years ago, and now, in reunion, nevermore to part, are in the Realm of Bliss. Source: Clarion Democrat, March 10, 1921. NOTE: He was a brother of George H. Newell, husband of Carrie Blanche Craig.


NEWELL, KENNETH MELROY Kenneth Melroy Newell, son of George H. and Blanche Craig Newell, was born December 30, 1897, and died December 5, 1932, aged 34 years, 11 months and 5 days. He is survived by his father and two brothers, Robert Karl of Sligo and Donald Craig of Monroe township, and by one sister, Mrs. Eleanore Wendell of Curllsville. Kenneth was a quiet, retiring disposition, fond of home life and he will be greatly missed not only by the older relatives and friends but by the young nephews and nieces with whom he was a great favorite. He was a member of the Licking Presbyterian church. The funeral service was held at the Newell homestead near Curllsville and was attended by a large number of friends of the deceased. The service was conducted by the Rev. John T. Howarth, pastor of the Licking church. Appropriate selections were sung by a quartette from the church choir, assisted by Mrs. Harry Seifert of Kittanning. Among those present from a distance were, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Anderson, John and Charles Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seifert, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Mooney, and T. W. Mooney, Jr., Kittanning. Source: Patrick Henry.

NEWELL, Judge ROBERT D. This week we are called upon to chronicle the loss of the old and highly respected citizens of Clarion county in the death of Judge R.D. Newell, of near Curllsville. He died early Sunday morning, December 26th of diseases incident to old age. He was in his 79th year. When inquiring in his community regarding him, we were told that nothing too good could be said of the life and character of Judge Newell. He was a man whom everybody respected and esteemed. For fully fifty years he was a member and supporter of the Licking Presbyterian church, he served for sometime being appointed by Governor Pattison to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. Isaac Clover as Associate Judge of this county. G.H. Newell lives on the old homestead near Curllsville, J.G. Newell and F.H. Newell have their homes in Piney township. The remains of Judge Newell were laid to rest in the burying ground at Licking church on Tuesday. The funeral was largely attended. Clarion Jacksonian 12/30/1897


NEWELL, ROBERT KARL—Friday, 30 July 1971, Oil City Derrick—R.K. Newell Dies at 81 in Sligo—  SLIGO - Robert Karl Newell, 81, of Sligo, a retired merchant, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at noon Thursday.  He was born December 1, 1889, in Monroe Township, Clarion County, a son of George and Blanche Craig Newell. On September 6, 1917, he was married to Grace Corinne Slaugenhaupt, who survives.   Mr. Newell was a member of the Sligo United Presbyterian Church, Sligo Lions Club, and Elliott Gathers McKee Post 149, American Legion in Sligo. He was a veteran of World War I.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald and Kenneth Newell, and one sister, Eleanore.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Saturday in the Hawk Funeral Home in Sligo.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home by Rev. Boyd Bell, pastor of Sligo United Presbyterian Church.  Interment will be in Sligo Cemetery. Submitted by Pamela Grewell. (view image)


NEWELL, RUSSELL B. — Last Friday evening Sep. 18, 1902 Russell B. Newell of Monroe township who resides between Churchville and Curllsville, died at the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburg under most distressing of circumstances which are fully told in the following article taken from the Times of Saturday. "Russell B. Newell, the 9 year-old son of George H. Newell, of Curllsville, Clarion county, died at the West Penn hospital last night of hydrophobia. The boy, who is the son a farmer, was playing near his home exactly 40 days ago yesterday when a strange dog which had been lying in the road near the house rushed at him and bit him on the leg, making an ugly wound. He broke away from the beast and succeeded in reaching his home, where he was given temporary relief until a physician could be summoned. The wound was treated by a physician and in a few days began to heal. On Tuesday the boy showed the first signs of the malady with which he died. Yesterday morning he was still worse, and the physician who attended him advised that he brought to a hospital for treatment. The physician, accompanied by the father of the boy, started at once for this city. On the train the boy grew rapidly worse and about noon yesterday went into convulsions, in which he remained until the hospital was reached. While working in the convulsions he frightened the passengers on the train. His cries for water and screams of pain could be heard above the roar of the train, and his father and the physician with him were almost powerless to control him. Several of the passengers and the train crew had to assist in holding him on several occasions when the spasms were unusually severe. The train on whom the boy was brought to the city reached here at 3: 10 p.m., and he was at once placed in an ambulance and driven rapidly to the hospital, but when he reached there he was past medical aid. He was in convulsions until 9 p.m., when he died in great agony. He did not regain consciousness after he was seized with the convulsions. The case was reported to the coroner and investigated. The body was turned over to an undertaker and will be taken back to the parents home this morning for burial." This case has awakened the greatest sympathy for Mr. Newell and his family at the severe loss their home has suffered and the deepest sympathy of all our people is extended to them. Source: Clarion Democrat. NOTE: He was the son of George H. Newell and Carrie Blanche Craig.

NUGENT, GERTRUDE I. (FINEFROCK) — Gertrude I. Nugent, 78, of Route 208, Knox, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2007, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 4, 1928, at Sligo RD, Shamburg, she was the daughter of Leslie and Ida Amanda Beck Finefrock. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Nugent had provided child care for many families over the years. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. Mrs. Nugent was married to Dean J. Nugent Sr., who died Sept. 3, 1998. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Wendell (Carolyn J.) Porter, Mrs. Ray (Donna R.) McHenry, Mrs. Clem (Judy A.) Pfendler and Mrs. George (Kay F.) Best, all of Knox, Mrs. Charles (Wanda J.) McCleary of Strongsville, Ohio, and Mrs. Thomas (Patti J.) Cyphert of Tionesta RD 1; three sons, Hartford H. Hartzell and wife, Judy, Dean J. Nugent Jr. and wife, Mary, and Jay M. Nugent and wife, Tabitha, all of Knox; 32 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and her companion, Don Amareld of Cranberry RD 1. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, David H. Hartzell; a grandson, Hartford H. "Jason" Hartzell III; a great-grandson, Zachary Ruth; four sisters, Elizabeth Badema, Mabel Hepfl, Mary Lowers and May Lowers; and three brothers, John Finefrock, George Finefrock and Woodrow Finefrock. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in the David C. McEntire Funeral Home, 504 E. Penn St., Knox. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Nancy Dunmire, pastor of St. Mark United Church of Christ in Monroe, officiating. Interment will follow in Providence United Methodist Cemetery at Knox RD. Source: The Derrick - Thursday, April 19, 2007. Submitted by Thelma Kifer.


NUGENT, JAMES FIET -- James Fiet Nugent, 82, of Emlenton, a longtime Sligo barber, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at his home following a brief illness. Born July 25, 1920, in Reidsburg, he was the son of John and Mary Best Nugent. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army with the 887th Ordinance Heavy Artillery Maintenance Co. He received sharpshooter honors, the Good Conduct Ribbon and the ETU Ribbon with five Bronze Service Stars. Mr. Nugent was a barber in Sligo for more than 38 years, retiring in 1985. He was one of the founding members of the Southern Clarion County Volunteer Ambulance Service. Mr. Nugent was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Emlenton and was a former member of St. Richard Roman Catholic Church in Rimersburg. He was a lifetime member of Sligo Volunteer Fire Co. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the many outings with his children. Mr. Nugent was married in St. Michael Church, Fryburg, Oct. 25, 1945, to Ethel Beichner, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, James Nugent and wife, Carol, of Norfolk, Va., Michael Nugent and wife, Joyce, of Sligo and Ignatius Nugent of Pittsburgh; seven daughters, Mrs. James (Shirley) Edwards of Tionesta, Mary McClellan of Franklin, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Eakin of Knox, Mrs. Frederick (Victoria) McComb of Stoneboro, Mrs. Jack (Joyce) Stanford of Sligo, Mrs. Robert (Madeline) York of Oil City and Rebecca Nugent of Clarion; 26 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. He also is survived by a brother and his wife, John and Donna Nugent of Venus; and three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Beichner of Emlenton, Mrs. Albert (Tillie) Beichner of Shippenville and Mrs. Steve (Marty) Brayko of Florida. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nugent was preceded in death by a son, Robert Nugent; two sisters, Marcella Nugent and Ruth Whitmore; and two brothers, Dean Nugent and Robert Nugent. The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael Church, Emlenton, prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. The Rev. Conrad Kraus, pastor, will preside. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Emlenton. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Emlenton, or Emlenton Area Ambulance Service, Emlenton, 16373. The Christopher M. Hile Funeral Home of Emlenton is in charge of arrangements.


NUGENT, MARY J. (BEST) —- PAINT TWP -- Mary J. Nugent, 102, of Allegheny Manor, Paint Township, Clarion County, reportedly one of the oldest living twins in the United States, died Monday, December 30, 1996. Born August 14, 1894, in Piney Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of the late Fiet and Leona Beck Best. Her twin sister, Minnie Varner, also of Allegheny Manor, survives. She was married June 6, 1916, to John M. Nugent, who died in 1957. Mrs. Nugent, formerly of RD1 Shippenville, was a homemaker. She enjoyed flowers, crocheting and traveling. Surviving in addition to her sister are three sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Gertrude Nugent of RD2 Knox, James F. and Ethel Nugent of RD1 Shippenville and John and Donna Nugent of RD1 Venus; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tillie and Albert Beichner of RD1 Shippenville, Marty and Steve Brayko of Brooksville, Fla., and Elsie Beichner of Edenburg Court in Knox; 43 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Nugent was preceded in death by three children, Ruth Whitmore, Marcella Agnes Nugent and Robert Lee Nugent; two sisters, Sadie McClain and Susie Best; three brothers, Joe Best, John Best and Jim Best; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A Christian wake was held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 1997, in the David C. McEntire Funeral Home in Knox. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 2, in St. Michael Church in Emlenton. The Rev. Mark Rusnak, pastor, will preside. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Emlenton. (view image)


NULPH, ALBERTA — Alberta Nulph, 82, of Conneration Road, Parker, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, where she had resided for the past month. The Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be published Thursday in The Derrick

     Alberta Nulph, 82, of Conneration Road, Parker, Conneration area, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2004, in Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, where she had resided for the past month. Born Dec. 15, 1921, in Adrian, Armstrong County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret M. Gold Roudebush. She attended the Karns City Schools. Mrs. Nulph was a member of the Church of God of Prophesy in Karns City. She enjoyed crocheting and photography. Mrs. Nulph first was married in Fertigs June 23, 1943, to Clyde W. Switzer who died April 25, 1967. She then was married in Sharon March 29, 1968, to Howard Z. "Hookie" Nulph, who died May 16, 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara A. Stewart of Conneration Road, Parker; and two granddaughters, Raelene R. Stewart of Conneration Road, Parker, and Crystal K. Gifford and husband, Philip L., of Butler. She also is survived by a brother and his wife, William R. and Esther Roudebush of Grove City; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and two husbands, Mrs. Nulph was preceded in death by four brothers, Orval Roudebush, Lonnie Roudebush, Joseph Clarence Roudebush Jr. and John Roudebush; and six sisters, Susan Anthony, Mabel Croyle, Adda Cousins, Grace Custer, Agnes Hockenberry and Hazel Greenawalt. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Roy Tilton, pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in Karns City, and the Rev. Jeff Kelley, pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy in New Eagle, officiating. Interment will follow in the Rimersburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karns City Church of God of Prophesy, Karns City, 16041.


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