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Annie ‘Mozell’ Chambers
Packard retiree was active Mount Olive church member
Funeral will be Monday for Annie "Mozell" Chambers, 8129 Campbell St., Masury. She died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday (5-31-00) at home. She was 74.
Mrs. Chambers was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Reidsville, N.C., to Joseph and Annie Sue Perkins Willis.
She retired in 1983 after 30 years as a clip-press operator at Delphi Packard Electric Systems, Warren, Ohio.
As a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Masury, Mrs. Chambers served as a deaconess and a former usher, and belonged to the church missionary board and kitchen committee.
Surviving are: her husband, Willis Chambers, whom she married Jan. 10, 1953; two daughters, Carol A. Harris, Cleveland; and Carmella Howell, wife of Minister Nolan Howell, Farrell; two sons, Greg, Masury; and Minister Derrick W. Chambers, Palmdale, Calif.; three sisters, Sinia Johnson, Greensboro, N.C.; Shirley Muller, Eden, N.C.; and Patricia Galloway, Reidsville; two brothers, Louis and Samuel Willis, both Eden; and seven grandchildren, including Shayla R., at home, whom she reared.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Scales, Jessie Galloway and Dorothy Hairston; and two brothers, John Willis and Joseph Willis Jr.
Francis I. DeBlase
Francis I. DeBlase, 331 Lincoln St., Sharon, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday (5-31-00) at home following an extended illness. He was 61.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Kay Tryntje DeVries
Ex-Altoona woman belonged to Sharpsville Presbyterian
Kay Tryntje DeVries, 4117 Blue Jay Drive, Sharpsville, formerly of Altoona, died at 4:05 a.m. today (6-1-00) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 98.
Mrs. DeVries was born May 28, 1902, in Chandler, Minn., to Wein and Ethche (Edith) VanderStoep VanOrt.
She was reared in the midwest in a Holland-Dutch community and attended school in Rock Valley, Iowa.
For 62 years, Mrs. DeVries worked in Altoona in the veterinary office of her husband, Dr. Theodore M. DeVries, whom she married Aug. 25, 1926. He died Dec. 19, 1994.
She also was an operator in an early telephone office in Edgerton, Minn.
Mrs. DeVries was a member for more than 60 years of Broad Avenue Presbyterian Church, Altoona; and belonged to First Presbyterian Church in Sharpsville after moving to the area in 1994.
She loved to travel and visited many countries.
Surviving are: a sister, Arty Peterson, Grandville, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn DeVries Charney; a granddaughter, Suzanne Combine; and a grandson, Burt, all caregivers of Sharpsville; and three great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert O.; two brothers, Henry and Floyd; and a sister, Eva.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 603 W. Ridge Ave., Sharpsville 16150; or Broad Avenue Presbyterian Church, Broad Avenue, Altoona 16602.
Fern Irene Eppinger
Homemaker belonged to New Bedford church, groups
NEW CASTLE -- Funeral will be Saturday for Fern Irene Eppinger, Villa Maria, formerly of Route 208, New Bedford. She died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday (5-31-00) in St. Francis Hospital following an extended illness. She was 90.
Mrs. Eppinger was born Feb. 12, 1910, in Pulaski Township, Lawrence County, to Ellis Leroy and Nettie Clark Harry.
A homemaker, she belonged to the Presbyterian Church and Ladies Fireman’s Auxiliary, both New Bedford.
Mrs. Eppinger was a 50-year member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 105, New Castle; and belonged to the New Bedford Bridge Club for 65 years.
Her first husband, Earl Hutchison, whom she married Oct. 20, 1928, died April 20, 1933. Her second husband, Glen Dale Eppinger, whom she married March 20, 1937, died May 1983.
Surviving are: two sons, Wayne Hutchison, Yuma, Ariz.; and Dahl H., New Bedford; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Beside her husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Harry; and a sister, Mabel Grunenwald.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Bedford Presbyterian Church, Marr Road, Pulaski 16143.
Madeline Elizabeth Klein Johnston
Former Long Islander had daughter living in Greenville
Madeline Elizabeth Klein Johns-ton, Hempfield Township, formerly of Merrick, Long Island, N.Y., died at 10:35 a.m. Monday (5-29-00) in White-Cliff Nursing Home, Hempfield Township. She was 83.
Mrs. Johnston was born Dec. 17, 1916, in Sparta, N.J., to Harvey H. and Edith Fischer Bull.
An alumna of Newton (N.J) High School and Scudder School of Business, New York, she retired as a secretary for Teacher’s Insurance Annuity Co., New York, where she worked from 1936-43 prior to rearing her children.
For several years, Mrs. Johnston volunteered at the Presbyterian Home in Syosset, N.Y.
She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, Sparta; and Community Presbyterian Church, Merrick.
Her first husband, William C. Klein, died in 1976. Her second husband, Robert Johnston, died in 1992.
Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Miller, Greenville; and JoAnne Klein, Camarillo, Calif.; a brother, Herbert Bull, Birchwood, Tenn.; a sister, Frances Florenzie, West Milford, N.J; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Presbyterian Church, William Place, Merrick, N.Y. 11566.
Ethel Jean Kish
Stoneboro woman’s former hotel drew top country acts
Funeral will be Saturday for Ethel Jean Kish, 20 Jones St., Stoneboro. She died unexpectedly at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday (5-31-00) in United Community Hospital, Pine Township. She was 68.
Mrs. Kish was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Jackson Center to John L. and Mabel A. Laber McAnallen.
She attended the former Jackson Center School.
With her husband, Frank A. Kish, whom she married April 28, 1948, Mrs. Kish owned and operated for more than 20 years the former Kish Hotel, Stoneboro. The bar was once known as the largest country-western tavern in western Pennsylvania, featuring many nationally-known stars.
Mrs. Kish was a Methodist and a member of Stoneboro Historical Society.
For several years, she was an avid bingo player and enjoyed socializing with friends.
Surviving besides her husband of Jackson Center are: three daughters, Mrs. William E. (Cynthia) Swingle and Lydia "Buffy," both Mercer; and Karen S. Slater, Sandy Lake; a son, Frank T., Jackson Center; two brothers, Raymond McAnallen, Fombell, Lawrence County; and Robert "Tom" McAnallen, Mercer; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles A. "Chuck"; six sisters, Mary Patterson, Mae and Caroline Greggs, Lil Hart, Ila Weaver and Faye Gills; and five brothers, Nelson, Bill, John, Sam and Fred McAnallen.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family to 2151 Sandy Lake-Grove City Road, Jackson Center 16133.
Betty R. Laver
Homemaker, Jerusalem UCC member tended family farm
Betty R. Laver, 952 Fredonia Road, Perry Township, died Tuesday evening (5-30-00) at home. She was 76.
Mrs. Laver was born Nov. 22, 1923, in Fredonia to Paul and Sarah Voorhies McCartney.
A 1941 alumna of the former Fredonia-Delaware High School, she worked at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co.’s former Hempfield Township plant and in the office of the former Camp Reynolds Depot.
Mrs. Laver was a homemaker and member of Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Otter Creek Township.
She also belonged to Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 110, Stoneboro; and Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Shrine 47, Greenville.
With her husband, Edwin G. Laver, whom she married June 14, 1945, Mrs. Laver tended a family farm.
Surviving besides her husband are, a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Sherry) Cannon, Transfer; two granddaughters; and a grandson.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Doris A. Powell; and three brothers, Gerald, Clifford and William McCartney.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4617 Winthrop St., Pittsburgh 15213; or Jerusalem United Church of Christ, 560 Donation Road, Greenville 16125.
John E. Marsh
Retired corporate president had sons, daughter in area
WARREN, Ohio -- John E. Marsh, 8710 Squirrel Hill, Warren, died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday (5-30-00) at home. He was 84.
Mr. Marsh was born May 13, 1916, in Jamestown, N.Y., to George E. and Mary B. Foley Marsh.
He retired in 1976 as president of ADS Machinery Corp., Warren, where he worked for 20 years.
Mr. Marsh was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and the Buckeye Club, both Warren; and the Irish Heritage Society and Mahoning Valley Civil War Roundtable.
The avid flyer enjoyed airplanes and traveling.
His wife, the former Eunice Marie Barrett, whom he married June 27, 1944, died April 29, 1997.
Surviving are: five sons, David A., Vienna; George A., Howland, Ohio; and Robert A., Hartford; James P., Hubbard; and John E. Jr., Greensburg, Pa.; two daughters, Kathleen M. Fowler, Houston; and Janet Marsh-Lloyd, Hartford; two sisters, Georgia Gilbert, Warren; and Rosemary Smith, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren.
A son, Thomas M., preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeast Ohio, 219 N. River Road N.W., Warren 44483.
Frederick ‘Fritz’ W. Schenker
WE retiree formerly lived in Farrell, was league bowler
A private funeral service will be Friday for Frederick "Fritz" W. Schenker, Orange Village Care Center, Masury, formerly of Farrell. He died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday (5-30-00) in UPMC Horizon, Farrell, following an extended illness. He was 91.
Mr. Schenker was born Oct. 23, 1908, in Farrell to Peter and Katherine Schenker.
An alumnus of Farrell High School, he retired in 1974 from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he was a pipefitter’s helper.
An Army veteran, Mr. Schenker served during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 160, Farrell.
He also belonged to the Saxon Club, Croatian-American Citizens Civic Club and the former Grace Lutheran Church, all Farrell.
Mr. Schenker bowled in three bowling leagues until 1993. He also was an avid golfer.
His wife, the former Mary Mikulin, whom he married Feb. 20, 1944, died Jan. 24, 1990.
Surviving are: three daughters, Fredericka Hill, Phoenix; Rosemary Frantz, Sharon; and Mrs. Randy (Judy) Gelnett, Farrell; a sister, Kate Harris, Montgomery, Ala.; a caregiver, Gina Vuich, Hermitage; and two grandchildren.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Jean; two sisters, Matilda Quinn and Pauline; and four brothers, Peter, Carl, Bill and Sam.
Erin Margaret Scullin
Honor student at Kennedy was active in school activities
Mass of Christian burial will be Friday (6-2-00) for Erin Margaret Scullin, 4025 Main St., Adamsville. She died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday (5-30-00) in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, from injuries sustained Saturday morning (5-27-00) when she fell while working at Greenville Memorial Swimming Pool. She was 17.
Erin was born Dec. 15, 1982, in Greenville to Dr. John P. and Marguerite Calior Scullin.
The 1997 alumna of St. Michael School, Greenville, had just completed her junior year at Kennedy Christian High School, Hermitage. She was an honor student.
At Kennedy, Erin was a member of the track and cross country teams; the Action, Art and Latin clubs; and Students Against Drugs & Alcohol. She was an office aide and took part in Campus Ministry.
Erin was a volunteer at John XXIII Nursing Home, Hermitage.
As a St. Michael student, she participated in basketball, swimming, soccer, softball and choir.
In 1997, Erin received the first Courage to Come Back Youth Award from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwest Pennsylvania; and a Christian Service Award.
At her graduation, she also won an award for the highest cumulative grade point average for a female during her eight years at St. Michael School.
Erin had been employed during the summer months as a life guard at Greenville Memorial Pool; and also at Camp Nazareth in Delaware Township.
She was a member of St. Michael’s Church, Greenville.
Surviving are: her parents, Adamsville; two sisters, Meaghen Scullin Gramley, Sharon; and Brigid Scullin, Durham, N.C.; two brothers, Patrick Scullin, Hermitage; and Michael Scullin, Adamsville; and two exchange-student brothers, Leo Nadal, formerly of the Dominican Republic, now Manassas, Va.; and Isaac King, Montreal.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Kirin Scullin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kennedy Christian High School, 2120 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage 16148; or St. Michael School, 85 N. High St., Greenville 16125.
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