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Introduction

Calvin Pearl TitusMy motivation for research into the Titus family stemmed initially from the fact that my mother, Vera (nee Titus), was part of the lineage. However, once I became more involved in the research, and the various historical, political and social elements began to unfold over the 350-plus years of living history covered in my search, I became more and more fascinated, more and more involved with the numerous and varied cast of characters.

These people, particularly the descendants of Robert Titus, are my relatives and my ancestors. They are, and were, simple, hard-working and God-fearing folk. They are mainly farmers and labourers, with a sprinkling of shopkeepers, school teachers and clergymen. They have remained in that humble social status for much of the 350 years that they have contributed to and woven the fabric of North America. Only in the past 70 or 80 years do we find significant representation in the sciences, the arts or the senior ranks of the military. In religion, they are mostly Protestants, with the Baptist, Quaker and Methodist Churches being their preferred houses of worship.

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Related Obituaries 2015

 

Van Buren County Democrat (Clinton, AR) - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

 

Jerry Lee Ackerman, 46, of Fox, Arkansas, departed this life Friday, May 1, 2015, in Amarillo, Texas. He was born Oct. 2, 1968, in Kokomo, Indiana, the son of Troy Ackerman and Billie (Weller) Titus. He married Dora (Evans) Ackerman on July 16, 2005. Visitation was Tuesday at Bethlehem General Baptist Church in Fox, Arkansas, with funeral service following at 12:30 p.m. with Bro. Marvin Sutterfield officiating. Interment was at Fox Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family requests donations to Bradford Memorial Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to Bradford Memorial Funeral Home of Bradford, Arkansas. bradfordmemorial.com.

 

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JG-TC (Mattoon, Charleston, IL) - Monday, July 13, 2015

 

Sonna Lou Adams, age 78, of Neoga, IL passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Carle Foundation Hospital. Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Sonna was born on January 22, 1937 in Paris, IL the daughter of Kenneth and Fern (Baker) Staggs. She married Howard L. Adams on January 2, 1981. Survivors include her loving husband of 34 years, Howard Adams of Mattoon, IL; children, Susie (Jack) Smith of Mattoon, IL and Cindy (Mike) Titus of Charleston, IL, Jim Adams, Debbie Flores and Jay Adams all of Ft. Collins, CO, Jerry (Melinda) Adams of Mattoon, IL and Darla (Steve) Chappell of Louisville, KY; fifteen grandchildren, Luke (Molly) Ames, Haley Houser, Brent (Lindsey) Titus, Mitch (Denise) Titus, Sean Colbert, Chad (Danielle) Colbert, Jeremy Colbert, Danielle (Nick) Yarder, Justin (Linda Sue) Adams, Jayson (Rylee) Murray, Jaylee Adams, Jessica Flores, Riley Fitt, Adam Fitt, Josh Adams, Christina Chappell and Ryan Chappell; twenty-one great grandchildren; special feline companion, Cali. Sonna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin Ray White; daughter, Sheila Colbert; sisters Mary Duzan and Leora Oberly; brothers Kenneth Staggs and Johnny Staggs. Sonna worked at General Electric for 28 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, camping and especially traveling to Texas. Sonna liked to fish and was very proud of the 8 pound bass she caught. Sonna had many hobbies in life that she treasured, cooking, square dancing, crafting and playing cards. She was a talented tole painter for over 15 years. Most of all, Sonna loved spending time with her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Memorial donations in her honor are suggested to the American Cancer Society. To leave condolences online, visit www.jg-tc.com, click on obituaries, select the individual's name and click on "View Signatures."

 

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Herald-Mail, The (Hagerstown, MD) - Monday, December 14, 2015

 

Mr. Norman Lee Ahalt, Jr. was taken way too soon from this life on Dec. 12, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 23, 1954, in Frederick, Md. He was the son of Norman Lee Ahalt, Sr. and Dorothy (Havenner) Ahalt of Frederick. Norman is survived by his children, Kimberly Baker and husband, Raymond, of Adamstown, Robert Ahalt and wife, Nancy, of Cumberland, Lindsay Champion and husband, Kevin, of Chelsea, Mich., Erica Carter and husband, Sonny, of Hagerstown, and daughter, Amy Pickett-Hurst and husband, Wayne, of Frederick; grandchildren, Robert Ahalt Jr., Jaden Onley, Ellie Baker, Hollan Joel and Braelynn Carter, and Shane and Autumn Hurst, and two great-grandchildren, Colton and Kayleigh Ahalt. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald Ahalt (Susan); sisters, Sandra Titus and Judy Cody (Ken), and life sisters, Barbara Parsley (Thomas) of Myersville and Linda Dystra of Florida. He will be fondly remembered by special friends, Elaine Bridge and Jeffrey Booth, his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Norman was a 1973 graduate of Poolesville High School, operated White's Ferry for many years and retired from the Montgomery County school board. After his retirement, he was a tractor-trailer driver for Gerald Taylor in Hagerstown. Norman's passions were building furniture, raising cattle, and he was especially proud of his construction of his new home. He truly enjoyed his Friday nights going to singles dances and socializing with his many friends. He enjoyed his many cruises with special friend, Elaine Bridge. He was known for his great sense of humor and love for his family. Friends will be received on Wednesday, Dec.16, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Keeney And Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, where services will be held in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at 11 a.m. The interment will be private. Please visit Mr. Ahalt's online memorial by going to www.keeneybasford.com.

 

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Albuquerque Journal (NM) - Friday, October 2, 2015

 

Troy Aikins was born March 1, 1915 in English, Texas to Claude and Mary Gray Aikins. He was raised in English, Texas. As a child and growing up in Texas he attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Idabel, Oklahoma. He united in holy matronly with Zanora Gray and between the two of them was born eight children, six boys and two girls. Troy joined Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Albuquerque in 1960 and remained a member until his death on September 26, 2015. Troy will always be remembered for being a sharp dresser, fancy hats, warm smile and he truly loved Shiloh Baptist Church. Troy became employed at the City of Albuquerque in 1960 where he retired after 25 years of service. Troy enjoyed his job and his home was known to have the best wiener roast of the neighborhood. He was preceded in death by his wife Zanora; three sons Ray, Robert, and Curtis; and one daughter Margaret Louise. He leaves to mourn his three sons, Johnny of Albuquerque, NM, Thumbie (Barbara) of Bellville, Texas, and Phillip of Albuquerque, NM; in addition, two daughters, Dorothy of Denver, Colorado, and Jeanette Titus (Billy) of Clarksville, Texas; (19) grandchildren; (19) great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

 

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Columbian, The (Vancouver, WA) - Sunday, February 15, 2015

 

Margaret Corrine (Titus) Alsteen passed away on Feb. 8th, 2015, at Kindred Transitional and Rehabilitation Center, Vancouver, WA. She was born in Wichita, KS to Clara and Joseph Titus on Oct. 6, 1926. Margaret loved to fish and camp, and taught her children how at a young age. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and would make afghans and donate them to hospitals for the elderly patients. Margaret lived in Vancouver, WA for 49 years. She worked as a waitress and a nurses aide. During WWII, she worked at Boeing in Everett, WA and Wichita, KS, putting sites on bombers. In later years, Margaret volunteered at both St. Vincent DePaul and Fish of Vancouver, WA. Margaret was widowed twice, first to Ray M. Grossnickle, then Thomas Alsteen. She had 8 children, 5 girls and 3 boys. She is survived by 6 of us, 4 girls, and 2 boys. Margaret had 19 grandchildren and an untold number of great-grandchildren. Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.

 

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Sacramento Bee, The (CA) - Saturday, May 9, 2015

 

Luz M. Alva, Feb. 21, 1927 - April 29, 2015 Wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. Luz, known as "Lucy"; to her family, friends, and co-workers, passed away on Wednesday, April 29 at age 88, after a rapid decline in her health over the last few weeks. She was born in the small town of Teocaltiche in the State of Jalisco in Mexico. Luz grew up in Teocaltiche and there met her future husband Joe, who was born in the same town. Joe had returned to Mexico, from the U.S., in 1942 where he worked as a veterinary assistant and interpreter on a program to help eradicate a cattle disease. During this time, Luz and Joe married and in 1953 they moved to Santa Barbara with two very young sons. There they raised their family, including three more children. Luz worked in a variety of industries and positions, ranging from a laundry attendant at St. Francis Hospital to baking pies at the Jolly Tiger Restaurant to serving residents at the Vista Del Monte Retirement Home. It was in the latter role where she spent many years and eventually retired. Luz was a longtime member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Santa Barbara. She was a frequent volunteer at her children';s school activities and was an avid seamstress and cook. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Mexico to visit relatives, and spending time with her children and grandkids. Luz and Joe lived in Santa Barbara until 2012 when Joe passed away. Luz moved to the Sacramento area where she lived the last few years near her children and grandchildren in Northern California. Luz is survived by her sons Richard of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; David and his wife Joy of Fair Oaks, California; James and his wife Melissa of Lafayette, California; Michael and his wife Leslie of Lafayette, California; and her daughter Sara of Rio Linda, California. She also is survived by her grandchildren Christof Wunderlich, Rachel and her husband Blake Titus, Daniel Alva, Sheryl and her husband Jonathan Leritte, Heather Alva, Dianna Alva, Matthew Alva, Olivia Alva, Ryan Alva and Kalena Alva, and her two great grandsons Dillon and Noah Wunderlich. She is also survived by her brother Juan Jose de Alba Martin and her sister Guadalupe del Toro de Alba of Aguascalientes in the State of Aguascalientes in Mexico. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00AM at ST. MEL CATHOLIC CHURCH (4745 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, CA). In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the church in her loving memory. PRICE FUNERAL CHAPEL (725-2109), directors.

 

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 

Margaret T. Ameis (nee Schmidt), of St. Peters, MO, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at the age of 83. Loving wife of Glennon "Glenn" J. Ameis, Sr.; beloved daughter of the late John and Apolonia Schmidt; devoted mother of Glennon (Carla) Ameis, Jr., Michael Ameis, Theresa (David) Titus, Peggy (Tim) Dalton, Mary (Paul) Commerer, Rich (Cindy) Ameis, and Maggie (Tim) Matlock; cherished grandmother of 22; treasured great-grandmother of 5; dear sister of Sister Mary Paul Schmidt. She is preceded in death by her siblings Lee Goslik, Johana Rudy, Pauline Adams, Francis Kulp, John Schmidt, William Schmidt, and Joe Geringer. Services: A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church. Interment at St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Catholic Knights. For an up dated copy of Margaret's Holy Card, please contact the Ameis family. Visit Baue.com for condolences.

 

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Sidney Daily News, The (OH) - Friday, August 28, 2015

 

Delma R. Amerine, 84, of Rushsylvania died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Heartland of Bellefontaine surrounded by her loving family. A loving homemaker, she retired in 1992, after 20 years of service as a seamstress with Holloway Sportswear in Jackson Center. She was a 1948 graduate of Sidney High School and held memberships with Harriett Chapter 252 and Chapter 459, Order of the Eastern Star, Eagles Lodge Auxiliary 2166, Rhoda Circle, the Rushsylvania Church of Christ and the Red Hat "Hattitudes." Delma enjoyed sewing and reading and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was born Dec. 2, 1930, in Sidney. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Applegate Cole and her husband of 56 years on Jan. 30, 2008, Byron Tom Amerine, to whom she was married on Sept. 1, 1951, in Richmond, Ind. Surviving are three sons: Thomas Amerine Jr., Rushsylvania; and her twin sons, William P. Amerine, Rushsylvania and Robert J. (Vickie) Amerine, Vienna; her daughter, Rose Ann (Everrett) Miller, Bellefontaine; four grandchildren: Destiny (Justin) Titus, Melissa (Patrick) Zell and Eric and Jenna Amerine; a great-grandson, Trey Lyburtus; two great granddaughters, Isabella Rose and Sophia Renae Titus; a brother, James L. (Betty) Cole, Sidney; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home. The Reverend Lloyd Ferguson will officiate and burial will take place at Rushsylvania Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, 222 West Center St, West Mansfield with an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushsylvania Church of Christ and condolences may be sent to the family at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

 

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Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) - Sunday, February 1, 2015

 

With his family and friends by his side, Casey J. Anderson, age 27, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at St. Mary's Hospital, due to complications from the onset of meningitis. Casey was born on March 20, 1987, in Madison, the beloved son of Penny (Titus) Anderson and Gary Anderson. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School in 2005. For the last three years, Casey was employed at AT&T U-Verse and currently held a position as Union Steward for CWA Local 4630. Casey was a valued blood donor for the American Red Cross. In his free time, Casey enjoyed photography, anime, Comic Con, Karaoke, his many artistic endeavors and raising a glass with friends and family. Casey will be remembered for his quirky sense of humor and brilliant smile. Casey is survived by his loving parents; siblings, Darlene, Karl, Matthew and Paul; maternal grandmother, Virginia Quam; uncles, Mark (Margaret) Quam and Michael (Jenni) Quam; special aunt, May (Larry) Eberhard; cousins, Kirsten, Amanda, Jacob, Matthew, Nicholas, Elizabeth and Christina; girlfriend, Hannah Bucyk; and close friend, Nathan "Happy" Bacon. He is further survived by many other extended family; close friends; and canine friend, Missy. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Ann; maternal grandfather, Norman Quam; and canine friend, Cody. A memorial visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., from 4p.m. until 7 p.m., with "open mic" tributes starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or in Casey's memory to The Dane County Humane Society at 5132 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718, or at www. giveshelter.org. "Casey, you may be gone from our presence, but not gone from our hearts. you will be missed more than you will ever know." To view and sign this guestbook, please visit www.ryanfuneralservice.com. Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257

 

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Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Sunday, May 3, 2015

 

Donald Albert Apsley, Retired Roselle police sergeant who gave of his time and repairman talents to Community United Methodist Church, 83 Donald Albert Apsley, 83, of Roselle Park, N.J., passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015. We lost another of life's finest. His celebration of life service will be held at the Community United Methodist Church in Roselle Park at a later date. Arrangements are by Gray Funeral Directors in Cranford, N.J. To view a tribute of Donald's life, please visit grayfuneralhomes.com. Donald was born in Elizabeth, N.J., to Joseph and Lottye Apsley. After graduating from high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Sarasota - he loved working on the diesel engines. Donald retired as a sergeant in the Roselle Park Police Department after 30 years of service. He and his wife, Jean, were third-generation members of the Community United Methodist Church where, in his spare time, he enjoyed repairing the church building and serving on multiple committees. Donald was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean E. Titus Apsley, and was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna J. Kulinski. He is also survived his brother, J. Carl Apsley; daughter, Karen Welsch; six grandchildren, Stacy, Michelle, Charlene, JulieAnn, James, and Andrea, and four great-grandchildren, Brandi, Colin, Brock, and Emma. In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory may be made to the Community United Methodist Church's Memorial Fund.

 

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Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Thursday, October 29, 2015

 

Jean Elizabeth Apsley passed away on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. Jean continued to witness her faith in the afterlife during her sudden illness. She was surrounded by her family when she passed on to her eternal home. A service of celebration will be held at the Community United Methodist Church in Roselle Park, N.J., on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are by Gray Funeral Directors of Cranford, N.J., A Life Celebration Home. To view a tribute of Jean's life, please go to: www.grayfuneralhomes.com. Jean was born on Grant Avenue in Roselle Park to Franklin W. and Mildred Elder Titus. She graduated from Roselle Park High and then received her nursing degree from Elizabeth General Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. After marrying her sailor husband, Donald, she developed lifelong friendships with other Navy wives while living near Norfolk, Va. She retired from nursing after 30 years. She never hesitated to share the stories of the cross-country trips she and her husband took. Jean was a third-generation member of Community Church. She and her husband were instrumental in starting the Young Married Couples Club. Jean could be found cooking Rotary dinners, teaching Sunday School, serving on committees and helping with charity work through the Women's Society for Christian Service. As part of the Priscilla Circle, Jean spent her time making worship banners and crafts for the Christmas bazaars. She loved tending to her African violets, completing the Sunday crossword puzzle, and receiving letters. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Jean was uplifted to know that her great-grandchild was also being raised in her church. Jean lost her husband, Donald, in May 2015 after 62 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by their daughter, Donna J. Kulinski. She is survived by her son-in law, Jan Kulinski; daughter, Karen Welsch; and grandchildren, Stacy, Michelle, Charlene, Julie Ann, James, and Andrea. She had great-grandchildren, Brandi, Colin, Brock, and Emma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean's honor to the Community United Methodist Church, Roselle Park, memorial fund. A repast dinner will follow the service.

 

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South Bend Tribune (IN) - Sunday, August 9, 2015

 

Charles R. Babbitt II Jan. 22, 1949 - June 28, 2015 SOUTH BEND - Charles Robert Babbitt II, 66, a South Bend resident for most of his life, died June 28, 2015, in Washougal, WA. The South Bend native was born January 22, 1949, to Charles & Wanda Babbitt. He worked in the shipping industry as a freight expediter and was a HAM radio enthusiast. Charles is survived by his sons, Charles Robert (Silvia Salazar) Titus III and Michael (Tina Kingsbury) Titus; his grandchildren: Bradley, Christian, Steven, Jaclynn; and 1 great-grandson, Isaiah. Following a private family service, Charles will be interred at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. To sign the online guestbook or to offer condolences to the family, please visit us at www.chapelhilmemorial.com.

 

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Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT) - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

 

John Charles Babinsky. John was born September 10, 1949. He passed from this life on October 3, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He had resided at the George E. Whalen Veterans Home the last few years after being diagnosed in 2009 with FTD, one of the many types of dementia. John graduated from Davis High School in 1968 and the Weber State Electrician's Program. He retired from Hill Air Force Base after 37 years as an electrician on the C-130. He received many awards for excellence during this time. John is survived by his wife, Sheri, of 45 years; his daughters Alicia Babinsky and Angela Babinsky; and his two precious grandsons, Anthony John (AJ) Gallegos and Aiden Gallegos. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Cindy Titus, and nephews, Tyson and Trace Titus. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the George E. Whalen Veterans Home. They took excellent care of him and they will never forget his saying "On the side of it over there." Also, our gratitude goes to Bristol Hospice. They were there to the very end. A celebration of John's life will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road for his friends to come together and visit with his wife and children. Military Honors will be accorded at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.lindquistmortuary.com

 

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Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - Friday, March 13, 2015

 

Erma R. Banker, born October 16, 1928, the daughter of the late Newell Lambert and Sarah Stryker Lambert and wife of the late Arthur M. Banker for 49 years, passed away March 7, 2015. Erma was employed by Jersey Central Power & Light, Flemington, NJ, retiring in 1989 after 27 years. She was active in Flemington United Methodist Church until retiring to Florida and joining Morrison United Methodist Church in Leesburg where she sang in the choir and attended services for 23 years. She was active in the Flemington Elks Ladies Auxiliary serving as president and treasurer. She was an avid golfer in retirement at Continental Country Club where she resided in Wildwood, FL. She also sang in the Continental Singers choral group for many years. She was predeceased by her Sister Jean Lambert Titus and husband George and was a loving mother to daughters Nancy Sheppard and husband David of Stanley NY and Melody Clark and husband Edmund of Easley SC, sons Arthur D. Banker and wife Tara of Lambertville, NJ, Bruce and Jamie Banker of Owensboro, KY. She was a grandmother to Scott & Daniel Sheppard, Ryan Banker and Kathryn Heid, Jacy Fish and Taryn Atkins and great grandmother to Kaylee, and Ashlyn. A memorial service will be held at the Magnolia Room, Continental Country Club, Wildwood, FL on Friday, March 20 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to American Cancer Society in her name. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg, FL.

 

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) - Sunday, August 16, 2015

 

Betty J. Barnhart, 88, of Jamesville passed away Thursday at home following a brief illness. Born in Syracuse, the daughter of the late James and Ruth Churchill Hierholzer. Mrs. Barnhart was involved in many organizations, had numerous hobbies, including flower gardening, quilting, cooking and travelling. She was an active member of Grace Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald R. Barnhart and a daughter, Carol A. Stout. Surviving are sons, Thomas E. of Jamesville and David J. Barnhart of LaFayette; daughters, Laurie (Ben) Page of Jamesville and Donna (David) Hanson of York, PA; sisters, Shirley Titus of Manlius and Pamela St. Germain of Jamesville. She also had 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday with services to follow immediately at Grace Baptist Church, 423 Valley Dr., Syracuse. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in DeWitt. To express sympathy please visit ballweg-lunsford.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eagle Wings School, C/O Grace Baptist Church.

 

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Union-Sun & Journal (Lockport, NY) - Sunday, March 22, 2015

 

Donna K. Barrancotta of Newfane, NY, passed away suddenly on March 21, 2015 in Eastern Niagara Hospital, Newfane. Donna was born on March 23, 1945 in Salamanca, NY, the daughter of Francis and Alice (Zinally) Wright. Donna had her own beauty shop for twenty years before deciding on a career change and went back to college and earned a degree as a surgical technician, she then spent 12 years working at Eastern Niagara Hospital, Lockport. Donna enjoyed working on Genealogy, sewing and spending time with her family. Donna is the loving wife of Donald Barrancotta; mother of Anthony Barrancotta of Alliance, OH and James (Sherry) of South Wales, NY. She is also the sister of Mary Kay McHenry, Dennis (Patty) Titus of Salamanca, NY, Sally Marsh of Randolph, NY, Susan DeBoy of Salamanca, NY and the late James Wright. She also is survived by her aunt Jane Swope of New Cumberland, PA; her nephew, Cole Booth and several other nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials to the Save-A-Pet, PO Box 114, Newfane, NY 14108 would be appreciated by the family. Please visit www.lockportjournal.com/obituaries for online guest register.

 

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Waco Tribune-Herald (TX) - Thursday, September 10, 2015

 

Blane Kenan Bartek, 51, of Hewitt, Texas, died Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at his residence. Visitation will be at 6 p.m., Friday, September 11, at Grace Gardens Funeral Home. Followed by a Rosary service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 12, at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Waco, Texas with the Rev. Rakshaganathan Selvaraj as Celebrant. Interment will be at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple, Texas at a later date.Blane was born in Temple to Wallace and Martha Bartek. He was raised in Temple and graduated from Temple High School in 1982. He attended Texas State Technical College where he received his AAS degree in Electronics Technology in 1984. He married the love of his life, Gabriella Galadriel Titus on August 29, 1998. Blane began his electronics technology career as a two-way communication technician with Wear Radio Service in Bellmead, in August 1984. He was last employed by Brazos Electric Cooperative in Waco as a communication technician.Blane was an active member at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Hewitt where he was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 13005 and played bass in the Chapel Road Band. Blane loved spending time with his family and friends, especially Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. His second love was music and he played bass guitar with many bands, including Southern Pride, Firecreek, the Bell County Bohemian Brass Band and Barbecue Society.He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace James Bartek.He is survived by his wife, Gabie Bartek; two daughters, Rachel Vaughn and Alena; one son, Justin. He is also survived by his mother, Martha Bartek of Belton; a sister Belinda and her husband, Bruce Minzenmayer, of Temple; a brother Brice Bartek and his wife, Cynthia, of Austin; one nephew, Andrew Minzenmayer, of Houston; and two nieces, Kathleen Bartek of Austin and Kelly Bartek of Denton.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to St. Jerome Catholic Church "Building Fund" at 9820 Chapel Road, Waco, TX 76712.Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com

 

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Akron News-Reporter (CO) - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

 

Richard 'Luke' Bartlett of Anton was born Dec 21, 1926 to Addison Albert and Clara Belle (Titus) Bartlett in Stafford, KS. He peacefully passed on home to his Savior Sept 29, 2015 at Sunset Manor in Brush at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 8 days. His loving wife Wilda was by his side. Luke was the 7th of 12 children, who were Douglas, unnamed twin siblings who died at birth, Donald (Bill), Darlene, Mary (Isabel), 'Luke', Glenn, James, Marion (Brad), Corrine and Benny. Following an enjoyable childhood with his siblings on the farm, Luke graduated from Stafford High School in 1944. The following year he was drafted into the US Army, inducted at Fort Leavenworth, KS, and received basic training at Camp Roberts, CA and Midway. By a strange coincidence, he briefly encountered another young draftee at the camp by the name of Verdis Rambat. Unknown to them both, Verdis would become Wilda's husband, and following his death, Luke and Wilda would one day marry. Luke was transferred to the Aleutian Islands in Cold Bay, AK. He was honorably discharged in 1947 at Great Falls, MT, having achieved the rank of T-5 Corporal. After receiving an AA degree in Engineering from Hutchinson (KS) Junior College in 1949, Luke became a lineman for Mountain Bell phone company, eventually known as US West. Later in his career, as an Engineer, he taught engineering within the company, retiring in 1983. At his retirement party, he was given a Life Membership in the Telephone Pioneers of America, or as a co-worker jokingly remarked, 'the Grand Royal Order of Network Buzzards'! Feb 20, 1953 Luke married Lois Louise Jantz in Dodge City, KS. Shortly after, Luke accepted Jesus as his Savior, maintaining his beliefs and love for Jesus until his death.. To this union, 2 children were born and raised: Richard Douglas (Doug) in 1955 and Marcia Renea in 1961. Luke and Lois were also foster parents during their early marriage. When Doug was small, he remembers his father strapping him on his back and climbing up the telephone pole, while his mother protested that Luke bring him back. The family moved to Denver in 1970. Activities they enjoyed were camping and hiking in the mountains and Luke hunted deer. One day Luke arrived at the house on an Indian motorcycle, saying "Sure I can drive it!" Despite Lois' protests, he drove across several lawns, knocking over trash cans! The next day the bike was gone! The family was saddened by Lois' passing in Dec of 1986. While attending a dance in Denver in 1994, another activity Luke greatly enjoyed, he was 'smitten' by Wilda Rambat (and she by him) when they shared their first dance! On all his cards to Wilda for the rest of his life, Luke wrote, "I'm still smitten!" 'The Keeper of the Stars' joined these two hearts in marriage Nov 2, 1996. Their wedding was a wonderful joyous event, including a dance reception, where family and friends served as attendants, ushers etc. After living a few months in Luke's apartment in Wheat Ridge, they moved permanently to Wilda's farm home in Anton. Luke was a 'treasured' addition to the Rambat family and was well-loved! He was always ready to lend-a-hand and do anything he could to help out. He was a 'handy-man,' enjoying carpentry, physical activity, taking walks and decorating for Christmas holidays. Luke 'never knew a stranger' and loved conversation with anyone and everyone! He was not faint-hearted and was 'game' for almost anything. He loved life, church worship, singing (especially to praise his Lord), dancing, family, eating and kids, especially his children and grandchildren. Luke and Wilda made many special memories together: attending dances (often twice a week) and traveling (sometimes with Wilda's sister Leota and various special grandchildren, nieces and nephews in their turn). The grandchildren really enjoyed their time with 'Papa'! They took pony rides on his back, holding onto his suspenders, and he pulled their sleds through the snow. They were thrilled when Grandpa Luke jumped with them on the trampoline-even doing flips! Luke stayed with Wilda until declining health forced him to reside at Sunset Manor in Brush from Jan 2015 until his passing. Preceding him in death were his parents, all but 2 siblings, wife Lois, son Randy Rambat and several in-laws. Those left to cherish his memory are: his devoted wife Wilda of the home; son Doug (& Paula) Bartlett of Shakopee, MN, daughter Marcia Beavers of Bennett; daughter Sherry Rambat of Greeley, son Monty (& Joy) Rambat of Anton; brothers Bill of Wichita, KS and Brad (& Lavonne) of Ohio; sisters-in-law Mary of CA and Mary of FL; brothers-in-law Melvin (& Helen) Hicks and Horace (& Mildred) Hicks of Denver; sisters-in-law Leota Huff of Commerce City and Marlene (& Lowell) Chadwick of Oshkosh, NE. Luke is survived by 10 grandchildren: Erika Bartlett of WA, Addison Bartlett of Cottage Grove, MN, Aubrey Bartlett of Fargo, ND; Ryan (& Desiree) Beavers of FL, Michael Beavers of Denver; Aimee (& Arron) Hofmeister of Indianapolis, IN; Heather (& Rich) Schafer of Wray, Michael (& Samantha) Rambat of Brighton, Holly Ray of Colorado Springs; and Amanda Rambat of Greeley. Also remaining are 16 great-grandchildren: Emily Rose and Caleb Beavers of FL; Colton McCaffrey, Meranda Schroeder and Brandon Crafton of Indianapolis, IN; Adrianna of NE, Riley and Reese Hofmeister of Yuma; Dalton Schafer of Grand Junction, Bryce and Carter Schafer of Wray; Julian Cordova of Fort Collins, Sabrea Helzer and Jaidan Rambat of Greeley; Kaden and Logan Rambat of Brighton; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorial services were held at Country Baptist Chapel Mon Oct 5 at 2 pm. Honorary pallbearers were Verle Riemenschneider and Dwayne Bowers of Lindon, Vaughn Axtell of Anton, Joe Hunter of Wheat Ridge, and all Luke's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Inurnment, with military honors, will be a private family affair at a later date at the Akron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the family at PO Box 27, Anton, CO 80801 or in Luke's memory to the Alzheimer's Association.

 

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Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - Sunday, September 13, 2015

 

Patricia J. Baxter, Age 84, of Wayzata, Minnesota, died peacefully at Meridian Manor in Wayzata on August 30, 2015. Pat was preceded in death by her husband Rodney, children David, Todd, and Pamela Weber, her parents H. J. Price (Hub) and Esther Price (Anderson) and her brother John Price. She is survived by her grandchildren Emily Jane Titus (Benjamin), Mackenzie Michael Weber, and Benjamin David Baxter. She is also survived by her beloved great-grandson, George Henry Titus, as well as her daughter-in-law Debra Baxter and son-in-law Michael Weber. Pat was born in Havre, Montana and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. In 1955, she married Rod and lived in Laguna Beach, California before settling in Wayzata, where she lived for more than 55 years. Pat worked in a variety of positions in the Wayzata area before retiring from Dayton's/ Target/Macy's in 2010. Pat lived a courageous life, overcoming her own grief by bestowing kindness toward others. We will miss the special plates of brownies and blueberry muffins that she baked and shared generously. If you knew Pat, she never missed your birthday, anniversary or other special occasion -- she was amazingly thoughtful and kind. Pat had a zest for life and gave her family many wonderful traditions, adventures and memories that will be treasured forever. She loved her extended family, lifelong Montana and Gustavus friends, Wayzata neighbors, and many other friends scattered across the country. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all of the lives that she touched. Special thanks and appreciation are extended to the Park Nicollet Medical and Hospice staff and the wonderful staff at Meridian Manor. In her final days, Pat was blessed with the special care, love and support of dear friends, Jeanie and Joe Waterloo, Barbara Krig, and Steven Bergman. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, 17205 County Road 6, Plymouth 55447. Memorials are preferred to Gustavus Adolphus College/Evelyn Sponberg Young Scholarship Endowment Fund, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082, the Baxter Family Memorial Fund - receiving organization to be named, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3001 Metro Dr., Ste 100, Bloomington, MN 55425. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 www.davidleefuneralhome.com

 

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County Times, The (Hollywood, MD) - Thursday, January 15, 2015

 

William Richard "Ricky" Bean, 52, of Leonardtown, Md., passed away on Nov. 19, 2014 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center in LaPlata, Md. Born July 10, 1962, in Leonardtown, Md., he is the son of the late William Edward and Joyce Robertson Bean. He is the brother of Linda (Duncan) Lepper and Joan Bean (Chris Axtell), and step-son of Joyce Bean. In addition to his sisters, he is survived by his niece, Lydia Lepper, nephew, Richard Lepper, and aunt, Frances Bean Titus. He attended St Michael's Elementary School and Great Mills High School. He took classes at the St Mary's County Technical Center to learn the trade of welding but he was a self-taught "Master Mechanic". At an early age, Ricky watched his father work on lawnmowers, cars, trucks and tractors. He would work for hours even past dark on a piece of machinery until he got it running. There was nothing that he could not fix. As a child, he enjoyed building model cars, trucks and airplanes. He had a great deal of patience working with small parts. He was a walking book of knowledge when it came to knowing the names and models of any car or truck. He enjoyed going to tractor pulls and identifying the different tractors inside and out. Another favorite time was working in the fields with his father and grandfather, discing, plowing, bailing straw and stacking it in the barn. He also liked to plant a garden so he could have his own fresh garden vegetables. In recent years, he enjoyed time with his family just sitting on the porch chatting. He could always tell a good story and he always had a story to tell not to mention a joke or two to make you laugh. Family received friends for Ricky's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayers at 7 p.m., at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Rd., Leonardtown, Md. 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Reverend Scott Woods on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Holy Face Catholic Church, 20408 Point Lookout Rd., Great Mills, Md. 20634. Interment will follow at Holy Face Church Cemetery, Great Mills, Md. Serving as pallbearers are Richard Lepper, Kenny Knott, Clyde Ridgell, Tommy Unkle, Jimmy Bean, and Bobby Bean. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Lutheran Church, Attn: Food Pantry, 20850 Langley Rd., Lexington Park, Md. 20650 or the rescue squad in your local community. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md.

 

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Evening Sun, The (Norwich, NY) - Thursday, May 7, 2015

 

Barbara V. Beardsley, 77, of South Otselic, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the Chenango Memorial Hospital. Barb was born on May 13, 1937 in Trout Creek the daughter of Burton and Velma Burnside Finch. She grew up in the Trout Creek, Sidney and Walton area where she attended the local schools. On November 2, 1953 in Sidney she married George Beardsley who passed away December 8, 2006. Barb has made her home in South Otselic since 1977. She loved life and was a very hard worker. Her family always came first and she would do anything to help them out. Barb was kind to others, liked to talk and it always took a lot to "push her button". Over the years Barb has worked as a nurse at the Valley View Nursing Home and Gladding in South Otselic from which she retired. Barb is survived by her children; Edward Beardsley of South Otselic, Ida Harshburger of Norwich, Burton Beardsley of Columbus, Donna Dewey and husband Gary of Unadilla, Laurie Beardsley of Oneonta, Sharon Titus and husband Lee of Norwich and George Beardsley and wife Glendeana of Norwich. Also surviving are her sisters Katherine Bell and husband James of Walton, Dorothy Daniels of Walton, Agnes Carson and husband Franklin Crawford of New Berlin, Nettie Kelly and husband Ed of Sidney, Jeanette Cash and husband Arthur of Walton, Margaret Cammer and husband Ronald of Unadilla, Carol Gregory of Walton and her brother LaVerne Finch of Mt. Upton. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Graveside services for Barb will be held on Monday, May 11, at 11:00 am from the Mt. Hope Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with the R. J. Fahy Funeral Home.

 

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From The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press

 

Bill Beatty. September 27, 2015. Age 66 of Plymouth. Loving husband of Jean. Loving daddy of Stacy Pitts and Natalie (Dan) Titus. Proud Papa of Julian, Christian, Davis, and the late Hope. Dear brother of Pat (Paul) Jones, Jeannie Nitzh, and the late Mary and Ruth Beattie. Funeral Thursday 11 a.m. at Vermeulen-Sajewski Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd. (between Sheldon and Beck), Plymouth. Visitation Wednesday 2-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Detroit Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 806119, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com.

 

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Hutchinson News, The (KS) - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

 

Robert (Bob) L. Best, 84, passed away Jan. 31, 2015, at Diversicare of Larned. He was born Dec. 9, 1930, at Garfield, the son of Clarence and Sylvia Olive Milhon Best. A lifetime area resident, he was the outside district man for the Kansas Power and Light Company. He attended the First United Methodist Church, Larned. He was a member of the Optimist Club, Larned and DeMolay International, Lewis. On Jan. 1, 1951, he married Virginia Belcher in Lewis. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Mike (Libby) Best of Lawrence; a daughter, Tracey (Mike) Reynolds of Larned; a sister, Jean Titus of Lewis; five grandchildren, Tiffany Eaves, Courtney Smith, Lindsay Nuss, Mark Best, Sarah Kohls; and seven great-grandchildren, Madelyn Eaves, Cecilia Eaves, Ryker Smith, Amelia Nuss, Mason Best, Grayson Kohls and Hannah Kohls. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rick Best; and a brother, Clarence Best Jr. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, with Reverend Bethann Black presiding. Friends may sign the register book from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Inurnment will be at the Larned Cemetery, Larned. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church (scholarship fund), Larned, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Box 477 Larned, KS 67550. Condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com

 

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Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - Sunday, September 13, 2015

 

John Burt Beverlin, 66, of Windy Hill Road, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in Lebanon Valley VA Hospital. John was born February 26, 1949 in Barryton, MI. a son of the late Dean and Lila Jean (Bastedo) Beverlin. July 22, 1986 he married Magda Ruck who survives. He was a graduate of Doddridge High School in West Virginia. John then entered the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and Korea, served two tours in Vietnam, and attained rank of sergeant before retiring after 20 years of dedicated service. John will receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate for his time in the Army. He enjoyed playing music especially guitar and was a lead singer for many country bands through the years. John was also a member of the VFW. In addition to his wife John is survived by his two daughters and one son-in-law Jeanne J. and Youness Alami of Camp Hill, Vanessa J. Beverlin of Shermans Dale, one son Kevin B. Beverlin of Shermansdale, four grandchildren Anthony, Adam, Ali and Amina, three brothers and sisters-in-law Dean and Nancy Beverlin of Buckhannon, WV, Danny and Judy Beverlin of Clarksburg, WV, Bill and Robin of Front Royal, WV one sister and brother-in-law Kathie and Butch Titus of Salem, WV and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may visit Tuesday from 10-11am at the Lighthouse Church, 535 Mount Rock Rd., Newville, PA 17241, where the funeral service will follow at 11am with Rev. Paul Eddie Frye officiating. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville. Contributions in John's memory may be made Jesus Name Pentecostal Church, c/o Rev. Paul Eddie Frye, 850 Windy Hill Road, Shermans Dale, Pa 17090. Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland PA 17857. www.eplerfuneralhome.com www.pennlive.com/obits

 

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Mountain Press, The (Sevierville, TN) - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

 

Rhealee Jade Blizzard, infant daughter of Jennifer Blizzard and Jerry Burnett passed away Monday June 29, 2015. She was preceded by her great grandfather, Gene Ownby, grandfathers, Buford Burnett, and Richard Titus. Survivors: Mother: Jennifer Blizzard; Father: Jerry Burnett; Grandparents: Robert and Regina Blizzard; Great grandmothers: Juanita Ownby, Susan Titus; Aunt: Mary Garner and many other aunts and uncles. A private service will be held. Arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour. Online condolences may be made at www.atchleyfuneralhome.com. www.atchleyfuneralhome.com

 

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) - Friday, October 30, 2015

 

Mr. Carl Burton Blore, 85, passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 at his home in Newnan. He was born June 23, 1930 in Phillipsville, Pennsylvania to the late John G. Blore & Mildred Inez Titus Blore. Mr. Blore grew up in Wesleyville, PA and moved to the south at the age of eighteen. He proudly served in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Carl was a police officer with the City of Atlanta, retiring after 24 years. An avid classic car collector who has owned several Hudson cars. He was the oldest member of the Hudson Club and was a member of East Newnan Baptist Church. The funeral is Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 o'clock in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with Rev. Pat Latta officiating. The burial is at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park. The visitation is Friday evening between 6-8 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St, Newnan. Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com Survivors include wife, Patsy Walker Blore; children, Susan (Jack) Smith, Michael Blore, Bart (Dianna) Blore; grandchildren, Emily Blore, Anna Blore, Brian Blore, Kyle Blore, Kasey Blore, Julie Sherman, Katie Smith, Laurie Smith; and two great-grandchildren. McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580

 

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Horry Independent, The (Conway, SC) - Monday, March 16, 2015

 

Linda Gail Bonadio of Pawleys Island, a former restaurant owner, died Sunday at her home. She was 73. She was born in McKessport, Pa., a daughter of Howard and Ellen Shuster. Mrs. Bonadio was co-founder of the restaurant "Our Place" with her husband Hank of Pawleys Island, daughter Kim and son-in-law Chef Russ Svec and granddaughter, Erin Svec, all of Elizabeth Township, Pa. They all survive her as do her sisters, Arlene (Angelo) Schinosi of Glassport, Pa., and Donna Titus of Myrtle Beach; and her loyal companions, her dog Snickers and cats Rudder and Prince. Services will be private. There is a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com

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Hartford Courant, The (CT) - Saturday, June 20, 2015

 

Ann (Sarkisian) Boornazian, 85, beloved wife of the late Sarkis Boornazian, passed away peacefully at her home in West Hartford surrounded by her loving family on June 18th 2015. Ann was born on December 28th 1929 in Hartford to Abraham and Rose (George) Sarkisian, the first of three children. Ann was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Sarkis. Ann met Sarkis through the Armenian Youth Federation in Hartford and they married in 1951 at the Trinity College chapel. For a short time, they lived in El Paso, Texas while stationed in the Army at Fort Bliss. Together they lived almost their entire marriage in West Hartford. Ann loved to travel and in 1970 they moved with their son Adam to Scotland. While in Europe, they traveled extensively, initiating a lifelong thirst to see different parts of the world. Ann was fond of trips to the Caribbean with her extended family and would travel often to be always present in the lives of her son Adam, daughter in law Toni and her grandchildren, Nicholas and Kristen as they moved many times throughout the USA. Ann's support of family was unwavering and she was extremely proud of her grandchildren, encouraging them at every age and every turn. Ann worked at the Hartt School of Music and Butler's Nursery at office management and bookkeeping. She was an avid gardener who maintained a beautiful array of flowers around her house, even as her mobility was severely limited. She was especially proud of the Master Gardiner certification that she earned from the University of Connecticut and her long time membership in the West Hartford Garden Club. Ann also served as treasurer of the University of Hartford Art School Women's Auxiliary and was a member of the Hartford Junior Women's Club. She was active in the Asylum Hill Congregational Church and was a fixture volunteering in their Thrift Shop for years. Ann is survived by her son, Adam and his wife Toni of Manhattan Beach, CA; her two grandchildren, Nicholas and Kristen of Hawthorne, CA; her sister, Sarah Titus of Newington; her sister in law, JoAnna Sarkisian of West Hartford and her brother in law, Bill Boornazian and his wife Lucy of Glastonbury. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews and their spouses and children, all of whom she adored. Her beloved brother, Norman Sarkisian predeceased her. Ann had a devoted circle of friends in West Hartford with whom she bowled, celebrated birthdays and regularly attended lunch. Ladies, she loved you all. Though she dearly missed her son Adam, living in California with his wife and grandchildren, she was extremely fortunate to have the support of her extended family and friends. A special loving thank you to her nieces and nephews that supported her in later years. She could always depend upon her sister in law, JoAnna, brother and sister in law, Bill and Lucy; nieces and nephews, Kerry Bouthot, Robert and Gloria Sarkisian, Brian and Dawn Boornazian, Karen and Bob Nighan and the entire Carrabba family to take her to doctor's appointments, host her for holidays and rescue her at home when her physical condition put her in jeopardy. Through the years, she had special people who cared for her. Thank you Jennifer Mooney and Sue Culshaw. Thank you to a special friend, Brian Crafts who started helping Ann maintain the house and became her trusted friend and supporter in times of need. Most of all, deepest gratitude to her niece, Cathy Sardilli and her husband Devin. Cathy changed Ann's life as her primary caretaker in her last years, displaying a level of love, patience and understanding that could only be described as truly extraordinary. Because of Cathy, Ann was able to fulfill her life's greatest desire, to remain in her home and maintain her pride of independence. Thank you Cathy. Funeral services will be Monday (June 22) at 12 noon at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. The family will receive relatives and friends TODAY (June 20) from 4-7 p.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share a memory of Ann with the family, please visit www.desopo.com. Paid death notice View and sign our online guestbook at Courant.com/obituaries.

 

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Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (IA) - Sunday, August 9, 2015

 

Evelyn Laurel Luth Borland, 90, formerly of Waterloo and Oelwein, and Mesa, Ariz., died July 29 in Reno, Nev. She was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Waterloo, daughter of George and Anna Heinig Luth. She graduated from West Waterloo High School in 1943. She married Holly Borland on June 24, 1945; he died Feb. 21, 2013. Evelyn worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell and later as the secretary to the director of nursing at Schoitz Hospital. Survived by: four daughters, Terry (Donald) Glasco of Seaside, Calif., Carolyn (Herbert) Milbach of Loveland, Colo., Audrey (Greg) Titus of Reno, Nev., and Diane (Edward) Anderson of Plainfield, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara (Lou) Nelson of Omaha, Neb. Preceded in death by: her parents; two brothers, Arthur and Robert; two sisters, Carol and Dorothy (Ronald) Guinn; and a daughter, Barbara Borland. Visitation: friends may visit with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Locke Funeral Home. Memorials: may be sent to your favorite cat rescue group. Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com. Evelyn once said of raising their five daughters, "I really worked hard but it was the happiest time of my life." Evelyn loved cats, her violin, daisies, Shirley Temple, teaching her grandchildren to fish, boating, Clear Lake, Iowa, golfing, playing the slots and her trips to Hawaii, Europe and Australia, and their many friends.

 

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Daily News, The (Batavia, NY) - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

 

Mrs. Joan W. Boyer of Medina passed away early Monday morning (Jan. 5, 2015) at Buffalo General Hospital. Mrs. Boyer was born in the town of Yates on Aug. 3, 1932, a daughter of the late Claude and Edna (Brown) Wilson. On June 27, 1953, she married Robert R. Boyer. Mrs. Boyer was employed by Lyndonville Central School District, as a dental hygienist, for 14 years and ARC of Orleans, as the executive secretary, for 18 years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Medina since 1956. She served on all the church boards. Following her retirement, she volunteered at the ARC of Orleans. She was the Den Mother of Pack 37 for seven years and enjoyed reading. She loved her family and is survived by her husband, Robert R.; two sons, Alan (Lisa) Boyer of Rochester and Paul (Katherine) Boyer, Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Tricia Titus, Robert A. Boyer, Paul Scott Boyer Jr. and Molly Boyer; a great-grandchild, Aiden Titus; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Frederick Wilson and sister, Marilyn Tomasso. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. The Rev. Michael Stephenson will officiate at her service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 203 West Center St., Medina. Interment will be in Lynhaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Medina or ARC of Orleans, Inc. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina. Share condolences at www.cooperfuneralhomemedina.com.

 

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Beatrice Daily Sun (NE) - Monday, December 7, 2015

 

Harold L. Bradley, 85, of Lebanon, Ore., passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. He was born July 6, 1930, in Beatrice, the son of William and Anna (Cumpston) Bradley. Harold was raised in Beatrice and married Dolores Titus on April 30, 1950, in Fairbury. They moved to Salem in 1951 and settled in Lebanon in 1964. He had worked as a machinist for Linn Gear until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved camping. Harold is survived by his wife, Dolores, of Lebanon, son Marvin of Lebanon, daughters Joyce Fixsen of Scio and Jeannie Peterson of Lebanon, brother Clarence Bradley of Beatrice, sister Beverly Hartwig of Phoenix, Ariz., five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Viewing will be 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Huston-Jost Funeral Home. Private burial will be held at the Lebanon IOOF Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association and sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

 

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Houston Chronicle (TX) - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

Edward William (Bill) Bradshaw, Jr. 1941-2015 Edward William (Bill) Bradshaw, Jr. of Marble Falls passed away on February 21, 2015 in Austin, Texas. Bill was born in Galveston, Texas on September 01, 1941 to parents Edward William Bradshaw, Sr. and Velma Smith Bradshaw, Bill will forever remain in all our hearts with his many colorful stories and zest for life. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Deanna Dorchester Bradshaw of Marble Falls, Texas, mother Velma Smith Leavell, sisters Lois Ann Titus, and Helen Beatrice Battistoni (husband, James R), son Edward William Bradshaw III, (wife, Reene), and two loving grandsons Edward William Bradshaw IV, and Jason Dean Bradshaw, all of Dickinson, Texas and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Bill was an avid international hunter and photographer. As a registered landscape architect/contractor he won recognition for many commercial projects he directed in Harris and Galveston counties and won national recognition from the White House. He had degrees from California State Polytechnic University and Pepperdine University. He was president of the Texas Association of Nurserymen and was selected an outstanding alumni at Cal Poly. Bill was a long time member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Marble Falls. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2:00pm at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home at 1805 North Hwy 281, Marble Falls.

 

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JG-TC (Mattoon, Charleston, IL) - Saturday, April 18, 2015

 

Lawrence H. Brady, 88, of Neoga, Illinois formerly of Trilla, Illinois passed away at 9:55 P.M., Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in the Heartland Christian Village of Neoga, IL. Lawrence was born, October 22, 1926, in Coles County, Illinois the son of Claude and Thelma (Boruff) Brady. He was a member of the Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Trilla, the Etna Masonic Lodge of Etna, IL and The Lerna Lions Club of Lerna, IL. He loved spending time with his family Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, listening to country music, and visiting with family and friends and he enjoyed going on the Central Illinois Honor Flight in November of 2012 accompanied by his son-in-law Terry. Lawrence married Dorothy Ann Bingaman, January 18, 1948 in Neoga, IL. Dorothy Ann passed away May 31, 2009. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a retired owner and operator of the Brady's General Store in Trilla, for many years. Lawrence also was a Pioneer Seed Corn dealer and he also was a Country Companies Insurance Agent for several years. Lawrence leaves two daughters, Barbara Titus and husband Terry of rural Neoga, IL and Janet Dobbs of Toledo (Randy 'Tiny' Carl of Greenup), IL; one brother, Carl Brady and wife Joyce of Trilla, IL; a special friend, Tera Buskirk of rural Neoga, ; two grandsons, Brian Titus and wife Sara of rural Neoga, IL and Justin Titus and wife Jamie of Neoga, IL; four great grandchildren, Olivia, Nicholas, Landon and Kinley Titus. Mr. Brady was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy Ann Brady, son-in-law, Roger Dobbs and one sister, Louise Hinderliter. Memorials may be made to the Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Trilla, The Neoga Veterans Memorial, or to the Heartland Christian Village Auxiliary of Neoga, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, April 20, 2015, in the Good Prospect Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Trilla, IL with Pastor, Adam McReynolds, officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M., to 7:00 P.M., Sunday, April 19, 2015, in the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, with a Masonic Service at 7:00 P.M.,conducted by the Wabash Masonic Lodge # 179, Etna, IL. Visitation will also be held one hour before services at the Church on Monday. Burial will be in the Beals Cemetery in Trilla with Military Services conducted by the Cumberland County Veterans Post # 4598. on line condolences may be expressed at swengel-odell.com To leave condolences online, visit www.jg-tc.com, click on obituaries, select the individual's name and click on "View Signatures."

 

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Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 

Margaret Mary (Liebetreu-Hoffman) Branson, 81, returned to her heavenly home on March 19, 2015, after a dauntless battle with a long illness. The devotion of her family supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her comfort and peace. Marge was born to the late Henry and Lillian Hoffman, a railroad worker and a homemaker respectively, in Chicago, IL on Jan. 14, 1934. She graduated from Kansas Newman in 1978, with a degree in nursing. She worked as a charge nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph Medical Center where she would retire in 1996. Marge was blessed with a loving family. She married Dean R. Branson on May 27, 1983, in Wichita, KS. Marge adored her husband, Dean and they both found happiness in spending time with family and friends, taking day trips, cooking and cheering on our KU and WSU basketball/football teams along with our KC Chiefs. Marge raised her five children with patience, love, compassion and humility. No matter how tired she was from working 3rd shift while attending college at the same time, she would always attend the school plays and athletic games for her children. Marge is survived by her beloved husband, Dean; her sons, David Cliver, Robert (Linda) Liebetreu; her daughters, Dawn Morgan, Diane Martin (Chris Pfannenstiel); her 7 grandchildren; and her brother, Henry Hoffman. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lillian Hoffman; her son, Mark Cliver; her sisters, Betty Hoffman and Helen Titus. Viewing will be held at Smith Mortuary located at 7031 South Broadway in Haysville, KS 67060 on March 24, 1-8 p.m. with family greeting from 5-8 p.m. The service will be a graveside service at the Belle Plaine Cemetery in Belle Plaine, March 25, at 2 p.m. The family welcomes donations to the National Kidney Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Ave #204, Overland Park, KS 66202 and gladly accepts prayers, condolences and memories posted on the Wichita Eagle obituary website and at www.SmithFamilyMortuaries.com

 

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Lake County Record Bee (Lakeport, CA) - Saturday, November 14, 2015

 

Joyce LaVerne Breland passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at the age of 86. She was born in Crandall, South Dakota, to Fred and LaVerne White. She attended a one room school house in Crandall until age 10, at which time her mother passed away. She later moved to California with her father and graduated from Imperial Valley Union High School in June 1945. She married James Breland on July 4, 1949. They welcomed daughter Deborah Jean on October 7, 1951 and moved to Middletown a couple of years later. Together Joyce and Jim operated the Middletown Garage from the early 1950s until shortly after Jim's death in 1987. In May of 1953, Joyce was initiated into Oro Fino Rebekah Lodge #134. She was elected President of the Rebekah Assembly in 1981. Joyce was very dedicated and thoroughly enjoyed her involvement in "lodge". She also had a great love of her grandchildren, cooking, and gardening, especially tending to her treasured dogwood trees. Joyce is preceded in death by husband Jim (1987) and daughter Deborah (2012). Joyce is survived by her son, Linni-Quas (Vikki) Breland; son-in-law, Fred Waldon; her grandchildren, Mathieu (Katie) Breland, Dore' (Brad) Waldon, Donnie (Tara) Waldon, and Briiauna, Beau, Briielle and Brooke Breland. She also leaves six great-grandchildren: Tanner Breland, Tyler and Brittney Holt, Jason and Rebekah Waldon, and Karsyn Breland-Titus; as well as many nieces, nephews, and many friends. A celebration of life will be held on November 21, 2015, at 1 p.m., at the Twin Pine Event Center. If you would like to help with food for the service, please contact Debbie Snell at 707-987-3342. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rebekah Assembly Endowment Fund for the support of the Rebekah Children's Home, Rebekah Assembly, PO Box 637, Gilroy, CA 95021-0637. Please share your memories by signing the guest book at www.legacy.com.

 

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Ann Arbor News: Web Edition Articles (MI) - Friday, April 17, 2015

 

Patricia Blanche Brennan, 10/27/1924 - 4/15/2015 Age 90, of Lapeer, formerly of South Lyon, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Patricia was born October 27, 1924 in Detroit to Charles and Ruth (Titus) Wilson. She married John "Jack" Brennan on October 25, 1947 in Detroit. Mrs. Brennan was a Registered Nurse, working in many hospitals, including Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak and University of Michigan Hospitals. Patricia was devoted to her church and family. She was a member of the Brighton Church of the Nazarene and the Lapeer Church of the Nazarene. Mrs. Brennan is survived by her children: George (Carol) Brennan of Columbiaville and Ruth (Mike) Perry of Sterling Heights; grandchildren: De (Bruce) Miller, George Brennan, Cathy Perry and Mike (Jewelle) Perry; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pat was preceded in death by her husband: Jack Brennan; brother: Ed Wilson and her parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lapeer Church of the Nazarene. A memorial service for Mrs. Brennan will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Lapeer Church of the Nazarene, 3521 Fort Knox Dr., Lapeer, MI. Rev. Andrew Jolly will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service, from 10:00-11:00AM, at the church. Cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com

 

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Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - Thursday, September 10, 2015

 

Darrell Lee Bolin, 72, of Fruitland Park, Florida, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at home with family by his side. He was born December 13,1942 in Findlay, Illinois. Darrell was an Army Medic in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal for Heroism. He worked many years in Restaurant Management including several years at Vic's Embers and in Real Estate Sales in Lake County. Darrell was an avid golfer. He loved horses. He enjoyed growing flowers, music, dancing, greyhound racing, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Wilderman of Fruitland Park, FL and Natalee Callender of Taylorville, IL; son, Travis Bolin of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Grady Wilderman, Bailee and Ava Callender; sister, Jan Titus of The Villages; and his son-in-law, Brian Wilderman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Berdena Bolin and his brothers, Danny and Robert Bolin. Memorial Services will be held at Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, Leesburg, FL on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm, Reverend Chuck Padgett will preside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinsonian PSP at www.psp.org. Online condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home, Leesburg, FL.

 

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Sun Chronicle, The (Attleboro, MA) - Thursday, October 22, 2015

 

Madeline G. Burdge, 86, of Stoughton, formerly of Seaside Park, N.J., passed away at home on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. She was the wife of the late John Burdge. Born on April 29, 1929, in Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Antone Sr. and Evelyn (Simmons) Governo. Madeline grew up in Attleboro and was a graduate of Attleboro High School. She was a secretary for the former Makepeace Co. of Attleboro and was a bookkeeper for Barnegat Marina in Barnegat, N.J., for more than 30 years. She was a longtime communicant of St. Catharine of Siena Parish in Seaside Park. Madeline is survived by her nine siblings: Irene Belanger of Florida, Donald Governo of Attleboro, Shirley Lane of Attleboro, Mary and her husband Francis Titus of Attleboro, Louis Governo and his wife June of Georgia, John Governo of Attleboro, Raymond Governo and his wife Dottie of Attleboro, Michael Governo and his wife Dianne of Martha's Vineyard, and Ann Hill of Stoughton; also many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was the sister of the late Antone Governo Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro. A funeral will be conducted on Monday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Coyle Drive, Seekonk. Burial will follow in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Attleboro. For directions or to send Madeline's family a condolence or remembrance, visit www.duffy-poule.com.

 

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Ann Arbor News: Web Edition Articles (MI) - Friday, August 21, 2015

 

Mary Ann Burgess, Chelsea, Michigan Age 78, passed away on August 20, 2015 at Legacy Assisted Living in Jackson. She was born October 19, 1936, in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Otis and Mary (Eisle) Titus. She was a member of the Michigan Practical Nurses Association and had served as 2nd Vice President. She worked as a LPN at the Chelsea Retirement Community for 25 years, then doing home care after her retirement. She was a Cub Scout den mother for many years. She was also a member of FCE. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church all of her life, a member of the Altar Society, and a founding member of the Washtenaw Catholic Council on Aging. She enjoyed dancing, traveling all over the world and sea cruises. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Charles; three children: Robert (Mary Helen) Burgess, Ann Marie (Clifford) Markle, and William Burgess (Dianne Kuhl); also four grandchildren: Michael, Mary Regina, Mary Anne (Lucas), and Alice. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Chelsea, with V. Rev. William J. Turner celebrating. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m., and also at the church on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Louis Center in Chelsea.

 

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Mountain Democrat (Placerville, CA) - Friday, February 6, 2015

 

On Jan. 28, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif., Russell Edward Burke, age 86, passed away. He was born May 6, 1928, in Boston, Mass. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Allyn C. Titus; four daughters, Julia, Kathleen, Nancy and Maureen; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Russell's beautifully diverse family was a great source of pride. He had a very full and interesting life. He was a Coast Guard veteran, high school teacher, school counselor — including four years on Yap Island, Micronesia — a mental health professional, book lover, music lover, Red Sox fan, world traveler, marathon runner and Clamper. After retirement he and Allyn made their home in the Sierras while taking many trips. He was a great, wise and witty friend and relative to all who loved him, all he loved and those he met. He took the road less traveled and amazed us all with his intelligence, his wit and his loving heart. No services will be held at this time. There will be a memorial picnic in May. Donations may be made in Russell's memory to El Dorado County Friends of the Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667, or West Coast Ragtime Society Youth Programs, P.O. 13346, Sacramento, CA 95813. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines. Call 530-622-3813 for more information. On Jan. 28, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif., Russell Edward Burke, age 86, passed away. He was born May 6, 1928, in Boston, Mass. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Allyn C. Titus; four daughters, Julia, Kathleen, Nancy and Maureen; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Russell's beautifully diverse family was a great source of pride. He had a very full and interesting life. He was a Coast Guard veteran, high school teacher, school counselor — including four years on Yap Island, Micronesia — a mental health professional, book lover, music lover, Red Sox fan, world traveler, marathon runner and Clamper. After retirement he and Allyn made their home in the Sierras while taking many trips. He was a great, wise and witty friend and relative to all who loved him, all he loved and those he met. He took the road less traveled and amazed us all with his intelligence, his wit and his loving heart. No services will be held at this time. There will be a memorial picnic in May. Donations may be made in Russell's memory to El Dorado County Friends of the Library, 345 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667, or West Coast Ragtime Society Youth Programs, P.O. 13346, Sacramento, CA 95813. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines. Call 530-622-3813 for more information.

 

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Idaho Statesman, The (Boise, ID) - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

 

William (Bill) Edward Chidester, loving husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 after a long struggle with Parkinson's. Bill was born October 29, 1932 in Price, Utah to William P. and Margaret Arnold Chidester. He was the third of nine children. After graduation from North Emery High School, in 1951, he joined the Air Force. Bill married Shirley D. Rowley February 2, 1952. Bill was transferred to Korea and flew 50 combat missions as a gunner on a B-26. He was honorably discharged in 1953. After the service, he worked for Boyles Brother Core Drilling traveling throughout the South West and then Mosler Safe Company traveling throughout the Northwest including Alaska. Bill loved to travel. He instilled in all his children the love of traveling, camping, music, laughter and exploring the great outdoors. Bill loved spending time with family and reminiscing at family gatherings. He shared his wonderful sense of humor with all that knew him. From his silly jig around the kitchen to his funny little "dadisms", he inspired us all with his fun loving spirit. He always looked forward to the family reunions, getting together with brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Camping, four-wheeling, airplanes and trucks were some of his greatest pleasures. And, let's not forget Shag, his favorite dog. Bill married Barbara Vandergrift Daniel in the Idaho Falls temple on November 11, 1981. Bill went back to school to learn motor repair and obtained his A&P (Airframe and Power Plant) license. He spent the next 12 years at Kit Fox aircraft plant in Nampa, ID where he continued to enjoy his passion and love of airplanes. Bill was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Margaret Kelly, and his granddaughter Lindsey Leitgeb, his parents, two sisters and four brothers. Bill is survived by his wife Barbara and four children, Kathy Leitgeb, Joni Titus(Chuck), Layne Chidester(Dawn) and Mark Chidester, 1 brother John Chidester(Raedell) and sister Patricia Parault, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, 4 step children and their families. The memorial services with full military honors will be held at the Idaho State Veterans cemetery, Boise, ID March 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow at 3:30 pm at the LDS church, 6711 Northview, Boise, ID. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Bill's name at the Idaho Veterans Assistance League (IVAL), P.O. Box 7191, Boise, ID 83707 or the charity of your choice.

 

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Herald Journal, The (Logan, UT) - Sunday, November 15, 2015

 

Tyra Beth Stenberg Chipman; daughter of Guy and Ora (Nelson) Stenberg; cherished mother, sister, aunt, and cousin passed away comfortably on November 6, 2015. Tyra provided unwavering care for her son, Colin, while working as a property manager the past 25 years. She was filled with a wonderful sense of humor, loving heart, and the ability to cook and bake beyond belief. She loved to garden, prepare delightful meals with fresh vegetables, and delicious desserts with fresh fruit. The Preston, Idaho, family bakery lived on through her as she eagerly shared and passed along her 14 favorite family recipes in her "TYRA B. BAKEBOOK" production. Friends and family were always excited to see Tyra and grateful when she showed up with a fresh pie or pan of warm dinner rolls. She traveled extensively in her younger days and finally slowed down a bit in southern California. She was surrounded by loving family, caring friends and devoted care providers as she began her peaceful journey to heaven. Join us in celebrating Tyra and her life well lived; full of love, laughter and a loaf of fresh baked bread. She is preceded in death by her son, Colin Chipman. She is survived by her brother Michael (Julie) Stenberg and nieces Aubree and Aimee, nephew Richard (Gina) Titus, and nieces Sherry (Lori) Titus and Annette (Steve) King, as well as many great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 800 East in Preston. A visitation will take place from 12-12:45 prior to the services. Interment will be in the Mink Creek Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vista Life House Health Care, 245 East Bobier, Vista, CA 92084.

 

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Northern Virginia Daily (Strasburg, VA) - Saturday, May 23, 2015

 

Garland "Brownie" Richard Chrisman, Sr., 76, of Shenandoah Junction, WV passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Fairfax INOVA. Born January 24, 1939 in Charles Town, WV, he was the son of the late Walter Chrisman and Annie Dodson Chrisman. He was a member of Shenandoah Bible Baptist Church and a custodian at T.A. Lowery Elementary School. Brownie was a graduate of Charles Town High School. He was a member of the Charles Town Moose Lodge # 948. He coached for Charles Town, Ranson and Jefferson County Little Leagues and was actively involved with the Parks and Recreation. He was a 16 year survivor of a heart transplant, which set the new bar for length of life following the surgery. He had an infectious smile that would light up the room, and he never knew a stranger. Brownie had a tender heart for special needs children and had a sister with special needs. He is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Wolfe and husband, Darrell of Shenandoah Junction, WV and Diane Mowery and husband, Glenn of Charles Town, WV; two sons, Garland R. Jr. "Richie" and wife, Poppy of Middleway, WV and James "Buck" Chrisman and wife, Angy of Shenandoah Junction, WV; four grandchildren, Darrell Wolfe, Jr. and wife, Jamie, Laken Mowery, Kenzie Chrisman and Macie Chrisman; two sisters, Martha Bradley of Leetown, WV and Helen âSnooksã Mason of Inwood, WV; and one brother, Marion "Dick" Chrisman of Charles Town, WV. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Lou in 2008; six brothers, William, Edward, Raymond, Walter, Jr., Robert, and Nelson; and five sisters, Christine Miller, Louise Titus, Elizabeth Ranalli, Betty Jean and Doris Chrisman. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, 256 Halltown Road, Harpers Ferry, WV with Pastor Corey Bane officiating. Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery in Charles Town, WV. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 and Monday from 7-9 p.m. The family request memorial contributions to T.A. Lowery Special Needs Playground Fund, Attention: Kristen Martin, 103 Shenandoah Junction Road, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.eackles-spencerfuneralhome.com Sign the Guest Book at www.nvdaily.com/obituaries

 

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Kokomo Tribune (IN) - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

 

Yong Ok Chung, 71, Kokomo, passed away at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born Nov. 11, 1943, in Seoul, South Korea, the daughter of Hee Young Chung and Soon Im (Kim) Chung. Yong retired in 2008 after 30 years of service with General Motors. She was a member of Abundant Life Church and Kokomo Korean Church. Yong was also a member of UAW Local 292 and vice president of Women's Aglow and volunteered with Open Arms Ministries. Yong loved spending time with and spoiling her three precious grandchildren. Yong is survived by her three children, Matthew Titus, Sarah (Bradley) Alexander and Corrie (Jamie) Buntyn; grandchildren, Jonathan Titus, Jalen Rhoades and Hannah Alexander; and three sisters and several nieces and nephews. Yong was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, James Lee Titus; and one sister and one brother. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Charles Riley and Pastor Choi officiating. Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Yong's memory to Abundant Life Church for missions, or the Kokomo Korean Church, or to Open Arms Ministries. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

 

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Times, The (Trenton, NJ) - Friday, February 20, 2015

 

Antonio Cifelli, Sr., 68, of Lawrenceville died suddenly at home on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Born in Pettoranello, Italy, Antonio was a resident of Lawrenceville for most of his life. He was currently employed as a senior repairer with the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital in Trenton. Antonio was the former owner of Tony's Mobil Station for 13 years prior to opening up his own business, Cifelli's Automotive, which he operated from 1991 until 2007. He was so trusted by his customers that to this day many would come to his home for his expert advice and repairs. Antonio was a member of the Church of St. Ann and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 7000 at the church. He enjoyed playing bocce and was a member of the Church of St. Ann team with the Lawrence Township Recreation League. He was a former member of the Roma Eterna Club of Princeton and the Italian American Sportsmen's Club, also of Princeton. Son of the late Flavio and Lucia Pinelli Cifelli and brother of the late Ettore and Mario Cifelli, he is survived by his loving children, daughter, Traci Titus and her husband, Don, and his son, Antonio Cifelli, Jr.; his adored grandchildren, Emily and Nicholas Titus; his companion, Barbara Cavallaro; his sister, Ada Ciccone, and her husband, Nicola, and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Antonio on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Church of St. Ann, 1251 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ. Interment will be private. Relatives and friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Due to the Lenten season, flowers are not permitted at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville. To offer a condolence for the family, please visit poulsonvanhise.com. Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors 650 Lawrence Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 609-396-8168

 

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Times West Virginian (Fairmont, WV) - Sunday, July 26, 2015

 

Jerry E. Clark, 76, of Farmington, died Friday (July 24, 2015) at United Hospital Center. He was born Aug. 21, 1938, at Dents Run, Mannington, a son of the late Ralston and Bonnie Johnson Clark. Jerry was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed at Morgan Auto in Mannington for 46 years. He loved fishing and hunting, and was a collector of steins and coins. He also enjoyed his Facebook friends. More than anything else, he loved and enjoyed his grandchildren. A Christian by faith, he was a member of Dents Run Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Jean Titus Clark, whom he married Oct. 5, 1956; three children, Cheryl Swift and husband Harry, Lisa Ferguson and husband Duane, all of Farmington, and Donald Clark Sr. of Morgantown; six grandchildren, Donnie Clark Jr., Josh Clark, Jeremiah Clark, Chandra (Jamie) Owens, Charity Ann Ramsey, Heather (Josh) Fitzwater, Ryan Ferguson, Ashley Maloney (fiancé Greg Stump) and Cindy (Matt) Lowther; nine great-grandchildren, Trey and Trevor Kennedy, Allison, Levi and Abigail Ferguson, Aiden Clark, Gavin and April Fitzwater, Kameron Stump, and an additional great-grandbaby yet to be born; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Clark, and Donald Jack Clark, who died in childhood; two grandchildren, April and Brandon Ramsey; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Virginia and Herschel Staten. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Monday at Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington, where at 11 a.m. Tuesday funeral services will be held with Pastor Roy Clark officiating. Interment will be in Greene Cemetery on Dents Run. Condolences may be sent at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com. Hutson Funeral Home Hutson Funeral Home

 

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Kalamazoo Gazette (MI) - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

Kathryn L. "Kate" Clayton, Otsego, MI Died Monday morning February 23, 2015. Kate was born May 29, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan a daughter of Lyal and Elizabeth (Titus) Norwood. She had been a lifelong Kalamazoo area resident. Kate was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two children, Rhonda Evenhouse of Portage, MI and Cindy Bloomquist of Otsego; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five siblings, Betty Lincoln of Greenville, MI, Lyal D. (Diana) Norwood of Sparta, MI, Janet (Kurt) Halgerson of Richland, Larry (Rosemary) Norwood of Kalamazoo, and Kathleen (William) Peg of Onekama, MI; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Graveside services will be held 11 o'clock Friday in Mt. Ever-Rest North Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Valley View Bible Church. Please visit Kate's personalized webpage for online guestbook or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com.

 

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High Point Enterprise (NC) - Thursday, October 8, 2015

 

Mr. Garlin Dwight Cloer, 82, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at his residence. He was the loving husband of Mamie Titus who preceded him in death. Mr. Cloer was born on July 21, 1933 in Iredell County, a son of the late George Dewitt and Ila Dora (Troutman) Cloer. He was a former supervisor for the City of High Point in their Street Division prior to his retirement. He was of Baptist faith and loved spending quality time with his family. He enjoyed deep sea fishing with his friends and grandchildren, and will be remembered for his exceptional cooking. Mr. Cloer is survived by three sons, Tony Titus of High Point, Treze Titus of High Point, and Dewerren Titus of High Point; a daughter, Senovia Titus of High Point; eight grandchildren, Danasha Taylor, Alyssa Titus, Terze Titus, Jr., Mackenzie Titus, Dewerren Titus, Mytieara Titus, Damia Sturdivant, and Kazi Titus; and several other extended family members. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded by three brothers. A celebration of life funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point with Pastor Marcus Holley officiating, acknowledgements by James Tillman, and special music by Marquise Ayeni. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left on Mr. Cloer's memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, NC.

 

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Valdosta Daily Times (GA) - Thursday, May 14, 2015

 

Zelma H. Conner, 80, of Valdosta, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Tift Regional Hospital. She was recently preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert D. Conner. Zelma was born in the coal country of Pineville, Kentucky, on Dec. 5, 1934, to Andy and Ellen (Goodwin) Hembree, and moved to Valdosta with Robert in 1958. She was a member of Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Church, and supported her husband as a Preacher's wife, homemaker, and assisting him with his accounting practice. Mrs. Conner enjoyed bowling and playing softball in her younger years. She was one of eight brothers and sisters, and is survived by sisters, Jean Carroll and Charlene Titus; and a brother, Herman Hembree. She was a giving mother to three children and the wives of those children, Raymond and Cynthia (Williams) Conner, Steven and Jane (Shumpert) Conner, and Gregory Conner. She was a happy and laughing grandmother to 11 grandchildren, spouses of those grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, Austin and Gail Conner, Chad Conner, Ellen Conner, Mark and Amy (Conner) Bailey, Thomas and Le'Anna Conner, Sara Conner, Erin Conner, Jackson Conner, Michael Conner, Michelle Conner, and Noah Conner, and Jax Conner. The companionship and constant laugh of Zelma will also be missed by her many friends of south Georgia and the fellowship of those friends at numerous Primitive Baptist churches. The family will receive friends at the Carson McLane Funeral Home on this evening, May 15, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. All friends are also invited to a noon-day meal at Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Church at 4919 Cat Creek Road, Valdosta, Georgia 31605, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Following the meal, the funeral service for Mrs. Conner will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Church, where she will lie in state for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in New Ramah Cemetery in Ray City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the New Ramah Cemetery Trust, 3148 Garner Rd., Ray City, GA 31645, or the church of your choice. Condolences may be conveyed to the family on the obituary page of www.McLaneCares.com — Carson McLane Funeral Home.

 

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Newton Kansan, The (KS) - Saturday, March 21, 2015

 

Charleen "Blondie" Conners, 92, died Thursday, March 18, 2015, at Halstead Health and Rehabilitation, Halstead. She was born March 7, 1923, at Wichita, to Howard Floyd and Amber Vivian (Hunt) Titus. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Halstead,and Matron and past Worthy Matron, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 5, Newton, for 60 years, 39 year member Ruth-Wilson American Legion Post 231 Auxiliary and Halstead Red Hatters. On March 7, 1944, she married Elden F. "Red" Conners at Wichita. He preceded her in death November 24, 2013. Survivors include a daughter: Liz (Terry Hofmann) Boyd, Halstead; grandsons: Bryce (Amy) Boyd, Wichita; Billy (Michelle Heimerman) Boyd, Wichita; and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, with the family present from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Kaufman Funeral Home, with Chaplain Rick Schrag officiating. Burial will follow at Halstead Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Caring Hands Humane Society, in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

 

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Erie Times-News (PA) - Thursday, February 5, 2015

 

Infant Zayha Zayaire Connor died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at UPMC Hamot. Zayha was born in Erie on January 24, 2015. She is survived by her parents, Mea Connor and Emmanuel Martin, of Erie. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Ethel Connor, of DeQuincy, La.; her maternal grandfather, Frankie Connor, Sr. and his wife Susan, of Erie and her paternal grandmother, Marsha Martin; aunts, Fatima (Mike) Jenkins, of Erie, Lisa Titus, of Erie, Erica (Colton) Veal, Colorado Springs, Colo. and Terri Morrison, of Erie; and uncles, Ian Simmons, of Erie, Frankie Connor, Jr, Houston, Texas and Andre (Heather) Connor, New Florence, Pa. Friends are invited to attend services at the Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street, on Friday at 1 p.m., with the Reverend Dr. Gary Brown officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Hamot Nic-U, 201 State Street, Erie, PA 16550. Send condolences at www.BurtonFuneralHome.com. Sign the Guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits

 

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Express-Times, The (Easton, PA) - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

 

Janice M. "Mickey" Cooper, 83, formerly of Palmer Township, died Monday, April 6, 2015 in Gracedale. Born November 29, 1931 in Augusta, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Prosper Frank and Margaret L. (Harmon) Durand. Her husband, Edward V. Montrim died in 1977. Mickey worked at Magnetic Windings, WAEB, The Express-Times, and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. She also founded the Angler's Newspaper in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. She graduated from Easton High School in 1949 where she played basketball and baseball. She wrote "The Big J - Matriarch of the Seas" and received the Freedom Foundation Award. She was a member of the Battleship New Jersey Society and was an avid Yankees fan. Surviving are her daughter, Terry A. Cooper and her partner Wayne T. Titus, Jr. of Palmer Township; two sisters, Jean Miller of Palmer Township and Sharon Shovelin of Allentown; three grandchildren, Morgan Barker and her husband, David of Wilson borough, Casey Hummer and his wife, Marisa of Nazareth, and Patrick Titus of Palmer Township; and a great grandson, Ethan Kushida. Her sister, Marjorie died in infancy. Private graveside services will be held at the Northampton Memorial Shrine. The Ashton Funeral Home, Easton is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042. The family would like to thank the Gracedale family for the compassionate care of their mom and sister. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.

 

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Herald, The (Sharon, PA) - Saturday, January 31, 2015

 

Rosalie A. Cornman, of Hermitage, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in her residence after a brief illness. She was 73. Mrs. Cornman was born July 27, 1941, in Clarion, a daughter of John and Helen (Cursan) Zentz. She moved to the area as a young girl and was a 1959 graduate of Hickory High School. Rosalie retired in 2013 from the Hermitage School District, where she was a teacher's aide for nearly 20 years in the Artman Elementary School building. She was a member, for 25 years, of the Early Risers bowling league at Sharpsville Bowling Center. Family was always very important to Rosalie. She also enjoyed cooking, working outdoors and summers at her camp in Tionesta. Her husband of 35 years, Chester M. Cornman, passed away April 4, 2011. Surviving are four daughters, Deborah "Debbie" J. Harrington, Marta A. Gill, and Diane E. Darby and her husband Bob, all Hermitage; and Wendy S. Cerny and her husband John, Warren, Ohio; a son, Cecil G. Gill and his wife Barbara, also Hermitage; and four grandchildren, Hollie and Ross Harrington, Cody Gill and Bob Darby. She also leaves two sisters, Connie Titus and her husband Jack, and Sandy Cunningham, all Hermitage; a brother- and sister-in-law, Thomas and Susan Cornman, Sharon; and several nephews. Besides her husband, Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice. CORNMAN Mrs. Chester M. (Rosalie A.), 73, of Hermitage. Calling hours: 4 p.m. to time of service Tuesday (2-3-15) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com Service: Funeral service at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. C. Charles Eckles, pastor of IHS Ministries, Hermitage, officiating.

 

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Grunion Gazette, The (Long Beach, CA) - Thursday, July 2, 2015

 

Our wonderful father, Ronald "Ron" Corwin, died at home on June 29, after celebrating is 83rd birthday June 14 and his 62nd wedding anniversary June 20. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Dad met his future wife, Bonnie Titus, in the seventh grade. After receiving his B.A. from Iowa State Teachers College, he served in the military in Japan. Ronald obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Minnesota and had a distinguished 33-year career as Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University. He authored or co-authored 100 publications, including 14 books, 25 contributed chapters, and 29 papers published in professional journals. He wrote 19 research reports and edited eight books. His widely cited work appears in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Administrative Science Quarterly, Sociology or Education, Contemporary Sociology, Phi Delta Kappan, Teachers College Record, Educational Leadership, and Theory Into Practice. Colleagues voted him one of the five individuals making the greatest contributions to the growth and development of the Sociology of Education. He was voted as a top contributor to the field of Educational Administration. He was former vice-president of the American Educational Research Association. He held elected positions in the American Sociological Association and served as Associated Editor of the journal Sociology of Education. He taught at Teachers College, Columbia University, and served as Director of Basic Research in the U.S. Department of Education, consulting with Ted Kennedy. After early retirement from OSU in 1994, he was hired as Research Administrator at WestEd in Los Alamitos, Calif. After retiring again, Ron returned to his first love: singing. He was M.C. and vocalist for the "Satin Doll Dancers." He wrote two musicals and performed with Bonnie as "Two Singular Sensations" throughout Southern California. He performed in local charity shows. Dad was multi-talented, and leaves a legacy of great and varied accomplishments, integrity and strengths. He was dedicated to his family, friends and colleagues. Dad remained humble and is an exemplar of a well-lived journey. After death, his dedication in educating others will continue as he donated his body to Science Care for research and educational purposes. Ron is survived by his wife, Bonnie, children Cheryl Corwin, Marci Martel, and Blair Corwin and grandchildren, Ryan, Katie, Haley, Christian, and Allison. We love you Dad! Marci and Cheri.

 

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Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (IA) - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 

Nancy Lee Craig, 80, of Reinbeck, died Tuesday, March 10, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, Reinbeck. She was born Nov. 11, 1934, in Bangor, Maine, daughter of Robert and Imogene Titus Reid. She married Myron Craig. Nancy attended school in Brewer, Maine, and after moving to Iowa was employed by Amoco Soil Lab and Delta Industries. Survived by: her husband; three daughters, Susie (Gary) Esboldt of Willmar, Minn., Cheryl (Barry) Ewoldt of Traer and Julie Craig of Elgin, Ill.; two sons, Michael of Phoenix and Alan (Tami) of Reinbeck; 10 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; two sisters, Sandra Olmstead and Mary Ellen Michaud, both of Bangor; and a brother, Dale Reid of Bangor. Preceded in death by: her parents; two sisters, Connie Norsworthy and Beverly Smith; a brother, Bobby Reid; and two brothers-in-law, Avery Olmstead and George Norsworthy. Private family services: 7 p.m. Thursday at French-Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, with private family burial in Lincoln Cemetery, rural Hudson. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church, Reinbeck. Condolences can be left at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Madras Pioneer (OR) - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

 

Orpha LaNelle Cree was born Nov. 22, 1917, in Mill City, Ore. to Delbert and Alpha Turnidge. She was raised in Mill City with three brothers and one sister. She married Paul Cree Nov. 23, 1935 and together they had two children, Shirley and Bob. Orpha and Paul enjoyed 46 years of marriage until his passing in 1981. She loved to hunt, fish, cook, play cards, bingo and be with family. You never went hungry at her home and her pies were the best! In pinochle, if you had her for a partner, you knew you had to pay attention. She moved to Madras a few years ago to be closer to family. Orpha is survived by her daughter, Shirley Cowden-Stewart (Tom) of Redmond, and daughter-in-law, Sandi Cree (Bob) of Mill City. Also her four grandchildren, Janet Cowden Brown (Tom) of Madras, Darla Cowden Ashbaugh of Redmond, Scott Cree of Mill City, and Kelli Cree Chatwin of Salem. She has four great-grandchildren, Cody Brown (Vicky), Jordan Brown (Lauren), Trent Titus (Norma) and Bryce Ashbaugh along with two great-great-grandchildren, Yvette and Orianna Titus, and great-great grandchild baby Brown to arrive in a few weeks. Orpha went to sleep Friday evening, July 3, and left with her angels on July 4, Independence Day. And for those that knew her, she was indeed independent – and feisty. You never had to wonder what was on her mind; she'd tell you. She would have us in stitches telling some of the stories about growing up and the mischief she and her sister and brothers would get into. She lived 97 hard-working, fun filled years on this earth and we will miss her very much. There will be a gathering in Orpha's memory and her ashes will be laid to rest with Paul, Saturday, July 18, 2 p.m. at the Bilyeu Den Cemetery, in Scio. Please feel free to share a story at that time. Contributions may be made to the Mill City Fire Department in the name of Orpha Cree. The family is served by Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home, Madras, and Weddle's Funeral Service, Stayton.

 

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Roanoke Times, The (VA) - Friday, August 7, 2015

 

Jordan Taylor Custer, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 4, 2015, God reached out His hands and carried His little angel home to be with Him. Although Jordan was only with us for 20 months, the joy he spread to all who knew him will never be forgotten. Jordan was predeceased by one brother, Damien Adam Karbowski. {REST} Left to cherish his memory are his parents, John T. Custer and Dayna Karbowski, of Christiansburg; three brothers, Kayen, Michael, and Dylan Custer; one sister, Gracie Karbowski, all of Christiansburg; his grandparents, David Custer of Salem, Patricia Barnett Custer of Radford, and Rick Titus and Wanda Kenny of Michigan; great-grandparents, Douglas and Sally Barnett of Christiansburg, and Willadeen Custer of Ellett; special uncle, Joshua Custer of Radford; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2015, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help with funeral expenses. The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg.

 

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Daily Times, The (Farmington, NM) - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

 

Elmer Dewey Davidson, a Kirtland-area businessman and owner of Elmer's Market who quietly helped families in need, died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. He was born on Nov. 6, 1925, in Three Point, Ky., and spent his early years in the turbulent coal mining county of Harlan, Ky. Elmer moved to New Mexico in 1930, where his father became a coal mining inspector in the Shiprock area. Elmer attended Kirtland schools until World War II broke out. Service to his country runs in the family. The descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier who served with George Washington, Elmer enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 in December of 1942 and served in the Pacific on submarines as a torpedo man. He saw much action, once with his sub hiding at the bottom of the ocean while more than 150 depth charges were dropped. After starting his business, he raised seven natural children and then fostered a dozen or more boys in the Kirtland area who were in need of housing and care. Elmer is survived by his children, Sherri Sue Titus, Linda Storme Thompson, Douglas Davidson, Michael Davidson, Crystal Dayna Bush, Wendy Starr Seifried, Michelle Lee Bergal and foster sons (you know who you are). He is also survived by his two living sisters, Muriel Warren and Wilkie Ratliff. He was preceded in death by parents, Clayton and Willie Davidson; brothers, Lonnie and Erskine Davidson; and grandson, Jason Ashton Siefried. Elmer leaves behind 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A viewing for Elmer will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 6, at Cope Memorial Chapel in Farmington. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Greenlawn Cemetery in Farmington. Any donations can be made to San Juan Animal League. Elmer's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 W. Arrington St. in Farmington, 505-327-5142. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.

 

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Wichita Falls Times Record News (TX) - Friday, September 18, 2015

 

Mattie Inez Davis, age 95, of Wichita Falls, formerly of Plainview, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Plainview Memorial Park with Dr. Max Browning officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Lemons Funeral Home in Plainview Texas. Inez was born July 3, 1920 in Flomot Texas to Joseph Castle Titus and Effie Mae Fulkerson Titus. She graduated from Matador High School in Matador Texas. Inez married Vaughn Davis in 1947 and they were married for 38 years until his passing in 1985. Inez attended First Christian Church and enjoyed doing volunteer work. She served on the Board of Directors of R.S.V.P. Before her retirement, she enjoyed a career as a Dental Assistant. Inez was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, J.C. Titus from Blythe California. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Stilley and husband Mike of Wichita Falls, TX and Terri Dowell of Austin TX; 1 sister, June Smith of Weatherford, TX; 1 brother, James A. Titus of Colleyville, TX; 2 granddaughters; 1 great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Hospice of Wichita Falls for their care of Inez. The family suggests memorials made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, PO Box 4804, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308-0804. Online condolences may be made at www.lemonsfuneral.com

 

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Frederick News-Post, The (MD) - Sunday, October 25, 2015

 

Suanne E. Demory, 71, of Poolesville, MD, died suddenly on Thursday, October 22, 2015. Born on January 23, 1944, in Poolesville, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Elizabeth (Titus) Moore. She is survived by one son, James R. Demory II and wife Catherine of Damascus, MD; three brothers, Earl Moore and wife Suzie, George Moore and wife Fara, and Ralph Moore and wife Connie; two sisters, Linda Moore, and Christine Shelton and husband Mike; four grandchildren, Amanda, Noelle, Jim and Hannah Demory; and special friend, Jimmy McGinley. Sue dearly loved her grandchildren and the children on her bus. She was preceded in death by one brother, Dean Moore. The family will be receiving friends on Monday, October 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109), Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com), where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 27, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.

 

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Patriot-News, The (Harrisburg, PA) - Sunday, December 20, 2015

 

Edward W. Dempsey, passed quietly from this life on Thursday, December 17, 2015, in the Country Meadows Residence in Hershey. Born in Steelton, the son of Edward J. and Beatrice P. (Rosdam) Dempsey, he was raised in Steelton, graduated Steelton H.S. and always considered himself a "Steelton Boy". After Steelton, he lived in Paxtang for many years. Ed served his country as a member of the US Navy aboard the USS TE Chandler. He was employed as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service, in Harrisburg, for many years before retiring. Ed was past President of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 500; a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 102; and after retirement, worked at and was past President of the Board of the former Harrisburg Postal Employees Credit Union. Ed loved to dance and was an avid Handball player for many years at the Harrisburg YMCA. He was a member of the Verhovay Home Assn., Hershey Italian Club, Lawnton American Legion Post, Deutecher Quarter Club of Steelton and the Paxtang Presbyterian Church. Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 50+ years, Eileen E. (Kapp) Dempsey; a brother, Richard H. Dempsey, and his beloved dog, Springer. Survivors include a daughter, Beth Ann Titus of Harrisburg; a son, Lane Dempsey, and his wife Bree, of The Villages, Fla.; a grandson, Derek E. Titus, and his wife Tammy, and a great granddaughter, Bayleigh Titus, all of Palmyra. The family would like to thank Grane Hospice for the excellent care provided to Ed. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in Hall & Stone Funeral Home, 112 N. Harrisburg Street, Steelton, on Monday, December 21, 2015, at 11am, with the Rev. Harold Fox officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Monday 10 to 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any local animal rescue organization. www.hallandstonefuneral.com www.pennlive.com/obits

 

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Kokomo Tribune (IN) - Thursday, February 5, 2015

 

Delilah C. Dewing, 4, Peru, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at Dukes Memorial Hospital in Peru. Born Sept. 1, 2010, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of Lacey Arbuckle and Shaun Dewing. Delilah attended the Walton Christian Church Pre-School Program. She loved her baby dolls, the movie "Frozen," and watching "Barney." She was very outgoing, loving, and will be missed by so many. Survivors include her mother, Lacey Arbuckle (Talleigha Titus), Peru; father, Shaun Dewing, Peru; grandparents, Patrick "Mike" and Theressa "Tess" Arbuckle, Tina and Billy Mitchell, all of Peru, Lisa and Robert Titus, Walton, and Sheryl and Mike Dewing, Peru; great-grandparents, Ruth and Steve Binion, Terre Haute, Mike and Becky Foreman, Nyona Lake, Mary Carpenter, Kokomo, Joseph Titus, Florida, and Alan and Melissa Massey; aunts and uncles, Amanda Adkins, Josh Carpenter, Mike Johnson, Sabrine Arbuckle, Marissa Kleinrichert, Patrick Arbuckle, Stephen Dewing, Stephanie Dewing, Makyla Dewing, Mary Ann Dewing and Mike Dewing; several great-aunts and uncles; and many cousins. Delilah was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Barbara and Larry Arbuckle, Joseph Carpenter, Jacqueline Larimore and Dorothy Titus; great-great-grandparents, Harold and Shirley Massey; and uncle, Stern Titus. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home, Galveston, with Pastor Bill Collins officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be held at the Walton I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Asthma Foundation. Please sign the guest book and leave a condolence for the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.

 

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Washington County Daily News (WI) - Saturday, December 26, 2015

 

Mildred E. Donath, (nee Reul), age 94, of the town of Farmington, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at The Kathy Hospice. Millie was born in the town of Farmington on April 22, 1921, to the late Edward and Amanda (nee Klahn) Reul, and was united in marriage to Orin Donath on May 15, 1947, at St. Martins United Church of Christ in Fillmore. Together they resided in the town of Farmington for many years until moving to West Bend. They were members of St. Martin's U.C.C. and later became members of Immanuel U.C.C. in West Bend. Orin preceded her in death in 1984. Millie was employed at the West Bend Clothes Clinic until retiring in 1989. She enjoyed her many sheepshead card clubs, along with fishing. Those left behind to cherish her memory include her son, Jerold "Jerry"(Lauri) Donath of Kewaskum; three grandchildren, Amy (Jason) Titus, Becky (Dean) Fleischmann and Jon (Jennifer) Donath; four great-grandchildren, Katie and Matt Titus, Sarah Fleischmann and Owen Donath; two sisters, Doris Krahn and Jean (Al) Ripley; a brother, Edward (Eileen) Reul; two sisters-in-law, Betty Reul and Mildred Lang; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Amanda; husband, Orin; three sisters, Bernice Kastner, Inez (Vernon) Staege and LaVerne (Roy) Remick; two brothers, Howard Reul and Marvin Reul; three brothers-in-law, Adrian Krahn, Frank Gasner and John Lang; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Gasner. Funeral services in remembrance of Millie will be held on Monday,Dec. 28, at 6 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home (1315 W. Washington St., West Bend). The Rev. Matthew Short of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Slinger, will officiate. The family will greet relatives and friends on Monday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Cremation will follow and her cremated remains will be placed to rest in Washington County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Luke Lutheran Charitable Endowment Fund are appreciated. The family wishes to thank all the caregivers and staff at Jackson Crossing and The Kathy Hospice, along with the doctors and staff of St. Joseph's Hospital for the love and wonderful care extended to Millie. The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Millie's care. Additional information and guest book may found at www.myrhumpatten. com.

 

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Culpeper Star-Exponent (VA) - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 

James "Jim" John Driscoll, 73, died on Monday, November 2, 2015, at his residence in Culpeper, Va. He was born June 19, 1942, to the late James Joseph Nicholas Driscoll and Virginia Tolson Driscoll in Brooklyn, N.Y. He graduated from Rice Catholic High School in the Bronx, N.Y. and served for four years in the United States Air Force. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y. and an Associate in Applied Sciences in Nursing from Germanna Community College in Virginia. He retired as a Sergeant from the New York City Police Department after 20 years of service.Jim joined the Boy Scouts of America as a youth and later served as an Associate Scout Master in both Florida, N.Y. and Culpeper, Va. He was proud to be awarded the Boy Scout Bronze Pelican Award and the Saint George Award.Jim was a 4th Degree Honorary Life Member of The Knights of Columbus, a Past Grand Knight (P.G.K.), a Past Faithful Navigator (P.F.N.) and a member of the Honor America Corp.He was preceded in death by his father and mother and by his brothers, Robert A. Driscoll and David M. Driscoll.He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathryn "Kate/Kathy" Szakacs Driscoll; and his four children, James G. Driscoll and his wife, Thein Sint Si Driscoll of Santa Clara, Calif., Timothy O. Driscoll of King of Prussia, Pa., Sgt. 1st Class Jeremiah R. Driscoll (Army) and his wife, Heather Carden Driscoll of Monterey, Calif., and Virginia Driscoll DiBattista and her husband, Darren of Ashland, Va.He is survived by his beloved grandchildren, Jeremy and John Michael Driscoll and their mother, Talley Jo Laflamme of Huntsville, Ala., Brandon Rhys Driscoll of Monterey, Calif., Kaitlyn May and Keira Yew Driscoll of Santa Clara, Calif., and Brittany Carden of Cape Girardeau, Mo.He is also survived by his very special aunt, Gloria M. Driscoll, and her children and their families; his brother, David's children, Nicole Driscoll Reed, Heather Sheree Driscoll Titus, Corina Driscoll Ewoldson, and David James Driscoll, and their mother, Jane Sanders, all of Burlington, Vt.The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Va. A Rosary service will take place at 7:30 p.m.A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015, at 12 p.m. at Precious Blood Catholic Church, 114 E. Edmondson St. Culpeper, Va., with Father Anselme Malonda-Nkuanga officiating. Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery with military honors provided by Culpeper V.F.W. Post 2524.Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, National Capital Area, 9190 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814; The Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Rd., Arlington, VA 22207; Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911; or a charity of your choice.An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at www.foundandsons.comFound and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.

 

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Milford Daily News, The (MA) - Thursday, April 23, 2015

 

Avia M. (Gormley) Duggan, 92, of Milford passed away Tues. April 21, 2015 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Clyde C. Duggan who died in 1989. Avia had worked at Liberty Mutual in Boston and later for the Internal Revenue Service in Andover. She was born November 3, 1922 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada the daughter of the late William and Marie (Meunier) Gormley. Mrs. Duggan enjoyed time spent in Freedom, NH. She is survived by her son Christopher C. and his wife Mary Fran Duggan of Bellingham; brothers, Kenneth Gormley of Summerville, New Brunswick, and Donald Gormley of Saint John, New Brunswick and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings John Gormley, William Gormley, Leo Gormley, and Marg Titus. Visiting hours will be Monday April 27, 2015 from 8:30- 9:30 AM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 AM in St. Marys Church, 19 Winter Street, Milford. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, Cedar St., Rte 85, Milford. Memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or to the Central MA Elder Home Repair Program, 6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609. www.bumafuneralhome.com

 

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Herald Bulletin, The (Anderson, IN) - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 

Patricia A. (Barrett) Dunlavy, 77, of Wilkinson, passed away Jan. 18, 2015, at Golden Living (Brandywine) Nursing Home in Greenfield. She was born on July 15, 1937, in Hancock County, Ind., the daughter of Floyd and Marie (Keaton) Barrett and graduated from Pendleton High School. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, James L. Dunlavy, on Oct. 31, 2013. Pat was a devoted farm wife and enjoyed a very active life until declining health during her retirement years. She worked in the office of the Wilkinson fertilizer plant of CFS (Custom Farm Services)/IMC (International Minerals and Chemicals)/ Farm Bureau Co-op for many years. She was an active parent volunteer while her children were growing up, including Band Boosters and band camp, Girl Scout troop leader and camp director. Pat enjoyed playing music very much. She gave piano and organ lessons to many local children and adults. She shared her love of piano playing at many area nursing homes for many years, including, Morristown, New Castle, Pendleton, and Greenfield. She was a member of the Shirley Wilkinson United Methodist Church and previously a very active member of the Wilkinson United Methodist Church, playing the organ and piano, teaching Sunday school classes, and even organizing the food tents for two Farm Progress shows. In later years, she enjoyed attending grandchildren's sporting and school events. She is survived by a daughter, Barb (Nick) Romans of Martinsville; sons, Doug Dunlavy of Wilkinson, and Mike (Teri) Dunlavy of Wilkinson; three grandchildren, Ashley Romans of Lafayette, Brittany Dunlavy (Tony) Backer of Greenwood, and Justin Dunlavy of Wilkinson; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Morris) Titus of Pendleton; and brother-in-law, Dan (Freda) Dunlavy of Knightstown. In addition to her parents, Floyd and Marie (Keaton) Barrett, she was also preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Mildred Dunlavy. The family would like to thank Hancock Cancer Center and Brandywine Nursing Home for their exceptional care. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson with Pastor Ben Dilworth officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 E. Main St., Greenfield, IN 46140. Post online condolences at www.condoandson.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.

 

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Portsmouth Herald, The (NH) - Friday, June 19, 2015

 

Patricia D. Edgerly, 66, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at home surrounded by her family. Pat was born July 23, 1948, in Bangor, Maine, the Daughter of James P. Daley, Sr. and Virginia (Goodrich) Daley Fearns. She graduated from Exeter Area High School in 1966, although she did not go on to college, she never stopped researching and teaching herself a wide variety of subjects and talents from doing electrical and plumbing repairs in her campground, helpful advice on medical/legal questions and on to oil and watercolor painting. She also had a wealth of helpful hints and shortcuts that she was more than willing to share. Pat is survived by her Husband, Larry Edgerly of Newfields, three sons, Christopher Clinansmith of Bend, Oregon, Daniel Edgerly of Newmarket, David Edgerly and wife, Jackie of Newfields, and daughter Fallon Titus and husband, Wayne of Barrington. Six Grandchildren, Makayla, Kayleigh, Austin, Connor, Devon, and Jenna. She is also survived by two brothers, James P. Daley, Jr. and wife Stephany, Michael J Daley, Sr. and sister, Edith Pickance and husband, Lester. Along with many nieces and nephews, she is also survived by her special cousin Larry Morrison of New Mexico and her former husband and friend, Lyle Clinansmith. Pat was predeceased by her daughter, Jacqueline Clinansmith, Sister Marilyn Spencer and her parents. She, along with her husband Larry, started managing Great Bay Camping in 1988 and in 1998, they completed the purchase of the business. Working alongside her husband and family the small building the housed the convenience store was raised and a new 6000 sq. ft. Multi-use building was constructed in the winter of 2004. Along with the convenience store, Pat worked at and managed their 95 sites, seasonal campground with the philosophy of: "What is fair for one, is fair for all." She established many long and lasting friendships with her camping families, from one generation to the next. There are no calling hours or services scheduled per Mrs. Edgerly's request. Burial service will be held privately with family. In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Northern New England Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis, 114 Perimeter Rd., unit G&H, Nashua, N.H. 03063 or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, Mass. 02445-7226, ATTN: Contribution Services. Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guest book.

 

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Santa Maria Times (CA) - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 

Reubin Adolphus Edwards, 85, of Santa Maria, CA passed away on June 2, 2015. Reubin was born in Dickinson, Texas on May 24, 1930 to Reverend Thomas Harvey Edwards and Mattie Titus Edwards. He was the 5th born of 6 children. He attended Wiley College in Marshall, TX, earning his Bachelor Degree in History in 1949 and enlisted in the Army from 1951 to 1956. In 1951 he also married Dorthy Patterson. They started their family and welcomed their only daughter, Agnes Dawson. When he returned from the Army he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Texas, getting promoted to a management position until he retired in 1988. He moved to Santa Maria, CA in 1995 to be closer to family and became a resident of Santa Maria Terrace at that time. He was a devoted Methodist and donated to dozens of organizations. Reubin loved walking and traveling with his brother T.H. Edwards. He used to always say "travel while you can, because you never know what life has in store for you". Reubin was very intelligent and also loved to crack jokes. Reubin had a friendly and warm demeanor. In conversations with Reubin he loved to discuss politics, religion, history and the latest news. Reubin is survived by his grandson Mical Dawson of Texas. His nephews and nieces, Sherman Kemp and his wife Cynthia Fee-Kemp, Yvonne Pabon and Henry Richardson all of Santa Maria, CA, Mona Briedenstein of San Luis Obispo, Jashen Edwards of San Francisco, Joel Edwards of Melborn, TX, and Irene Edwards and Thad Brown both of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by 8 great nephews and nieces, Laisha Richardson, Delena Richardson, Savanna Kemp, Brittany Pabon, Logan Kemp, Marina Edwards, Gabriel Briedenstein and Michael Briedenstein. Reubin is preceded in death by his wife, Dorthy Edwards, his daughter, Agnes Dawson, his sister Myrtle Kemp, his brothers, Joshua Edwards, Thomas Harvey Jr. Edwards, Titus Edwards and Julius Edwards. He is also preceded in death by his niece Janet Richardson. A memorial celebration of Reubin's life will be held this Saturday, July 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary in Santa Maria, CA. To leave a condolence for the family visit www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary & Crematory (805) 922-8463 www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

 

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Sioux City Journal (IA) - Thursday, October 29, 2015

 

Victoria L. Eickholt, 62, of Sioux City passed away Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at Embassy Healthcare Community in Sergeant Bluff. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Ave. Private family graveside will be held at a later date. Vicky was born on Dec. 8, 1952, in Sioux City, the daughter of Leo and Avis (Dickson) Eickholt. She graduated from Lawton-Bronson High School in 1970, and graduated from nursing school in 1972. She worked as an LPN for many years. She then received her RN and worked for Mercy Medical Center. Vicky enjoyed doing crafts including knitting, crocheting, and sewing. She would make caps and scarves and donate them to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center. She also played the organ, piano and would sing in church. She was an member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Vicky raised her nephew, Jason, and niece, Monique, as her own children. Survivors include her siblings, Cathy (Jim) Gibson of Dakota Dunes, Larry (Helen) Eickholt of Sioux City, and Stuart (Sandy) Eickholt of Sioux City; nephew, Jason Eickholt; niece, Monique Titus; and many other nieces and nephews. Vicky was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Leo. .obitLogo {margin: 0 auto; width: 300px;}

 

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Tribune-Democrat, The (Johnstown, PA) - Thursday, September 3, 2015

 

T. Richard "Dick" Ellenberger, 87, Westmont, died Sept. 1, 2015, at Laurel View Village. Born Sept. 22, 1927, in Butler, son of Leona Titus. Adopted son of his grandparents, the late Thomas Ross and Elizabeth (Bowers) Ellenberger. Also preceded in death by wife of 62 years, Joan A. (Jackel) Ellenberger. Survived by sons, Dr. Thomas R. Jr. (Elisa), Johnstown; Timothy L. (Pamela), South Carolina; and Dr. Dennis L. (Michele), Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Elisabeth, Kristy (Dan), Richard (Emily), Laura, Douglas (Joy), Rebecca, Annie, Mark (Jessica) and Julie (Steve); and great-grandchildren, Kara, Olivia and Heidi. He graduated from Mercersburg Academy and Westminster College. Retired sales manager from Ohio State Life with 20 years of service. Former member of Westmont Presbyterian Church. Dick was president of West Suburban Little League in the mid-1960s. Friends received from 10 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Laurel View Village Chapel, Chaplain Jeff Bassette, officiating. Family suggests donations to a charity of choice in memory of T. Richard Ellenberger. The family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

 

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Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

 

Jacqueline L. Emery, 73, Logansport, passed away at 1:46 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 5, 1941, in she was the daughter of the late Harold and Violet Baker Titus. She was married to Cletus Emery Sr., who survives. Surviving with her husband are five sons, Cletus Emery, Jr., Dennis Emery, Jeffrey Emery (Cathy) and Ronald Emery (Connie); three daughters, Kelly Sullivan (Tom), Mary Emery, and Josephine Hellyer (Dan), all of Logansport; five brothers, Francis, Ronald, Danny, Alan and Ora Titus; two sisters, Marlene Michaels and Diana Snow; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A son, Rick Emery, preceded her in death. A funeral service celebrating the life of Jackie Emery will be 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with Jacob Fisher officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel. You may share a memory or a message of sympathy at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.

 

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Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - Saturday, September 5, 2015

 

Jill T. England, 53, of Rochester, formerly of Sullivan, passed away 8:54 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, at her home in Rochester, after living a good, fun life and losing it to Cancer. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 8,2015, at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bethany. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the Ansar Temple, Springfield. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Jill was born January 16, 1962, the daughter of Ed and Berniece (Daum) England. She had been practicing as a Surgical RN since 1988, most recently at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Jill Enjoyed being among her family and friends, taking care of patients and traveling. Jill is survived by her significant other, since 2001, Rob Heissinger of Rochester; brothers, Rodger England of Atwood, Michael England of Prescott, IA Kim England of Indianapolis, IN; sister, Connie Titus of Mattoon. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, thirteen great nieces and nephews, and six great-great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister and one brother, Don England. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mcmullinyoung.com Obituary written by family members.

 

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Flint Journal, The (MI) - Monday, August 31, 2015

 

Thurlo "TJ" Eubanks, Age 74, passed away August 31, 2015 at his residence. Cremation has taken place and burial of cremated remains will be in Davison Cemetery at a later date. Thurlo J. was born in Paragould, AR on December 8, 1940, son of the late Elmer and Venita (Byers) Eubanks. He married Sharon Titus in 1969 and celebrated 47 years of marriage. TJ graduated in 1959 from Atherton High School where he was a star football player. He was a lifetime member of the Teamsters Local # 332. TJ retired from Penske Transportation as a truck driver after 33 years, earning many safe driving awards. He was an avid poker player, U of M fan, loved frequenting casinos and his cat, Boo. TJ is survived by his wife Sharon Eubanks; son, Timothy Eubanks; daughters, Rhonda (Rick) Wright, Sheila Barnum-Chenault; grandchildren, Christy, Callie, Candy and Craig Siwarga, Melissa Barnum, Amanda Wadsworth, Travis Wright; beloved grandsons that TJ and Sharon raised, Cameron and Collin Eubanks; ten great-grandchildren; sisters, Regeina (Clinton) Lacy, Cheryl Koenig, Anita Eubanks; special niece and nephews, Melinda, Phil, Jeff and Steve; many other nieces and nephews; brother-in-law and best friend, Russell (Donna) Titus and family of Grand Blanc; cousin, Eldon; very close Detroit/Tawas friends of 25 years, The Schultz families. The family expresses grateful appreciation to caregivers, cousin, Mary Boegner and niece, Cathy Miller for their compassionate and devoted care as well as cousin Cathy Smith and sister-in-law, Millie Daugherty for their love and support. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.

 

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Danville Register & Bee (VA) - Saturday, February 14, 2015

 

Jean Helen Murphy Everett, 85, of 4571 Walters Mill Rd., Providence, N.C. passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 after a brief stay in Danville Regional Medical Center.She was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on October 24, 1929 to the late Albert Thornton Murphy and Oneida Crane Murphy. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Irvin Daniel 'Bud' Everett.She is survived by her children, Daniel M. Everett (Liz Everett) of Blanch, N.C., Debbie E. Bernard of Yanceyville, N.C., R. Keith Everett (Cindi Everett) of Ruffin, N.C., N. Rachel Titus of Powder Springs, Ga., and John M. Everett (Cindy Everett) of Danville, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Lucas Bernard (Alison Bernard), Matthew Everett (Amy Everett), Whitney Everett Duncan (JR Duncan), Andrew Everett, Brittany Titus, Rachel Everett, Rebecca Everett, Lucy Everett, Jordan Titus, and Hayden Everett; two great-grandchildren, Grace Duncan and Elijah Bernard.She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Burnette (Charles Burnette).She retired from Danville Memorial Hospital as a Registered Nurse after many years of dedicated service.The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and friends for their continued support.A special thank you to her caregivers, Cheryl Lucas, Queenie Womack, and Shereka Younger.Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Providence Baptist Church in Providence, N.C. with the Reverend Lee Cook officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 2 until 3 p.m. Other times the family will receive friends at the residence.Memorials may be sent to Providence Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 5762 Walters Mill Rd., Providence, NC 27315.Townes Funeral Home and Crematory, 215 West Main Street, is serving the Everett family. Online condolences can be made at www.townesfuneralhome.com. Sign the guestbook at www.GoDanRiver.com.

 

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Duncan Banner, The (OK) - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

 

Celeste Hope (Gideon) Farrow, 91, of Duncan, Oklahoma, is now living in her Heavenly home prepared by her Lord Jesus Christ and Savior, departing her earthly home on Sept. 19, 2015, in Marlow, Oklahoma. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Duncan Cemetery with her Pastor, Bro. David McAllister officiating, assisted by Associate Pastor, Bro. Daniel Hayes. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan. The family will receive friends Monday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Celeste was born on Aug. 8, 1924, in DeSoto, Missouri to Henry Err and Nettie Jane (Rowden) Gideon. She married Bob Hogan on Nov. 28, 1943, in DeSoto, and from that union were two children, Kenny and Jean. Later she married Floyd Cecil Farrow on Feb. 14, 1970 in Lewisville, Texas. She cared for her son, Kenny, who was afflicted with muscular dystrophy at the age of 8, for 27 years in her home. Before marrying, she worked at the Shriners Hospital as a nurses aide, Bemis Bag in St. Louis, Missouri and FoJo Film Studio in DeSoto. She has always been of the Baptist faith, accepting Jesus Christ as her Savior in 1955 at the age of 31. She voluntarily reported to "The Baptist Gleaner," a newspaper circulated throughout the Baptist Association. She enjoyed watching Christian TV shows, listening to gospel music, reading her Bible and her family was always comforted by knowing they were in her daily prayers. She loved passing out religious tracts and inviting people to her church so they could know her Savior. She was a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Duncan. You could always hear her joyful laughter when visiting and joking with her family and friends. She was proud to be called Grandma by her granddaughters and Granny by her great-grandchildren and loved bragging about them as well as the rest of her family. She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Jean and Tim Carter, of Duncan; two granddaughters, Deanna Lima ,of Ardmore, Oklahoma and Jennifer Titus and her husband, Jonathan, of Moore, Oklahoma; three great-grandchildren, Kolten and Makenzie Lima, of Ardmore and Lylah Titus, of Moore; her brother, Lynn Gideon and his wife, Mary (Pete), of DeSoto, Missouri and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Cecil Farrow; parents, Henry Err and Nettie Jane Gideon; a son, Kenneth Wayne Hogan; four sisters and four brother-in-laws, Norma Dover and husband Bill, Ruth Oldham and her husband John, Ernetta Huskey and husband, Eli, Mae Williamson and her husband Lester; and five brothers, each afflicted with muscular dystrophy, Donald, George, Laverne, Myron and Ray. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Unity Missionary Baptist Church of Duncan, P.O. Box 1001, Duncan, Oklahoma 73534. Condolences may be left to the family online at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Duncan Banner, The (OK) - Sunday, June 21, 2015

 

Floyd Cecil Farrow, 92, of Duncan, is now living in his heavenly home prepared by his Lord Jesus Christ and Savior, departing his earthly home on June 20, 2015, in Duncan. Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Duncan Cemetery with his Pastor, Brother Dave McAllister, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home. Visitation is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015, at the Don Grantham Funeral Home. Floyd was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Sullivan, Missouri, to Orville and Mae Mayor Farrow. He married Celeste Gideon Hogan on Feb. 14, 1970, in Lewisville, Texas. At the age of 18, from Oct. 2, 1041 to June 11, 1942, he became a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Sullivan, Missouri, and helped build the CCC Camp there. Floyd Served as a Private First Class in the Battery A 358th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II from July 8, 1943 to Dec. 5, 1945. He earned many medals and was honorably discharged. He worked on the construction of Interstate 35, in Dallas, Texas in 1950. He and his brother, Earl, started and co-owned a sand and gravel washing plant in Lewisville, Texas, for approximately 30 years until retiring in 1990. He asked Jesus Christ into his heart and accepted Him as his Savior in 1959, at the age of 37. He looked forward to spending eternity with his loved ones in Heaven. He was a member of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Duncan. Reading his Bible, history and factual books were his favorite past-times. He is survived by his wife, Celeste Farrow; a daughter and husband, Jean and Tim Carter, of Duncan; a granddaughter, Deanna Lima and fiance, Eric Wright; two great-grandchildren, Kolten and Makenzie Lima, all of Ardmore; a granddaughter, Jennifer Titus and husband, Jonathan; one great-granddaughter, Lylah Titus, of Moore; a brother, Olan (Bud) Farrow and wife, Linda, and a sister, Zella Mull and husband, Dale, all of Farmington, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his dad, Orville, and step-mom, Julie Farrow; his mom, Mae Mayor Farrow, and step-dad, Elzie Harness; a brother, Don Farrow; a brother, Earl Farrow, and wife, Edna (Snooks); a sister-in-law, Darlene Farrow, and a brother-in-law, Guy Johnston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Unity Missionary Baptist Church of Duncan, PO Box 1001, Duncan, OK 73534. Online condolences to the family can be made at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) - Sunday, January 25, 2015

 

Frank John Fatti, Jr., 58, was taken too soon from us on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born November 16, 1956, in Syracuse, New York to Patricia Ann Potter Fatti and Frank John Fatti, Sr. Frank is survived by his wife of 31 years, Kathleen Titus Fatti, and their daughters, Nicola and Daniella Fatti of Charlotte, NC; his mother, Patricia Fatti of Camillus, NY; his brother, Dr. John Fatti (Jackie) of Camillus, NY; his sisters, Mary Pat Suits (Dan) of Skaneateles, NY and Carol Fatti of Camillus, NY; the extended Titus family, and numerous adored nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Marie Fatti; and his father, Frank John Fatti Sr., who was also his business partner and mentor in the construction industry. Frank enjoyed spending time with family, especially his daughters, wife, Kathleen, and grand-dog, Margot. Frank was also proud of his Italian heritage. A private service will be held in Charlotte, NC. A memorial service will be held in Syracuse, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers or gifts, all donations in Frank's honor can be made to the American Heart Association in Charlotte, NC: 128 South Tryon St., Suite 1588 Charlotte, NC 28202. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.

 

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JG-TC (Mattoon, Charleston, IL) - Friday, October 2, 2015

 

Floris M. Feltner, age 86, of Greenup, Illinois passed away at 7:15 AM – Thursday, October 01, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services celebrating the life of Floris will be held at 3:00 PM – Sunday, October 4, 2015 at the Meyer Funeral Home (formerly Bishop Funeral Home) in Greenup, Illinois with Marvin Oakley and Pat Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Block Cemetery in rural Greenup, Illinois. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service. In loving memory of Floris, memorials may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice. Floris was born on July 26, 1929 on the family farm south of Greenup, Illinois the daughter of Roy Roscoe and Mabel Lillian (Jones) Wright. She went to school thru the 8th grade at West Union School in a one room school house. Mrs. Nora Sperry was her teacher whom she greatly admired. Floris married Floyd "Pete" Feltner on October 9, 1950 at Mt. Zion (Block) Church in rural Greenup, Illinois and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1977. Floris was a homemaker, famer's wife, loving mother and grandmother. Floris was a member of the Mt. Zion (Block) Church and served as a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed collecting miniature oil lamps, playing dominos and doing crossword puzzles. Her favorite time was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Floris is survived by: Children – Deb (Bill) Huddlestun of Newton, Illinois Steven Ray Feltner of Greenup, Illinois Bruce (Cathy) Feltner of Greenup, Illinois Chuck Sharp of Greenup, Illinois and Dave Dunn of Greenup, Illinois, whom she loved as her own sons Grandchildren – Matt Dunn, Mitch Dunn, Sabrina Feltner, Kisha Titus, Sierra Feltner, Josh Feltner, Brock Miller and Brandon Miller 14 Great Grandchildren 3 Special nieces and 1 special nephew Floris was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 brothers Marvin, Ivan and Vance "Bud" Wright. To leave condolences online, visit www.jg-tc.com, click on obituaries, select the individual's name and click on "View Signatures."

 

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Friday, July 17, 2015

 

Lesley Frank Ferguson, beloved father of Carla (Keith) Brown, Cherie (ElQuinn), McClarty Dominique Robinson; brother of Anita (Benjamin) Maddox and Frank (Janice) Ferguson; grandfather of DeAnte Penny, Latrice Penny, Shaundra Titus, Jamero McClarty, and Aaron McClarty, transitioned after a lengthy illness on July 7, 2015. The wake will be held on Friday, July 17,2015 at 12:30pm followed by the funeral service at 1:00pm at PERNELL JONES &Amp; SONS FUNERAL HOME, 7120 CEDAR AVE., Cleveland, OH 44103.

 

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Tampa Bay Times (FL) - Sunday, November 1, 2015

 

Cynthia Anne Filor, 79, formerly of Danvers, MA, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Porter Titus, brother, Chester Hutchings and sister, Jane Hutchings. She was a member of Bell Shoals Baptist Church and its Morning Glories. She is survived by her children, Cheryl Titus Miles (and her partner Robert A. McCalla), Daniel Staples Titus, Dana Stephen Titus and his wife, Karen; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Merrill; and sister, Helen Watson; and will be missed by many loving friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday morning, Nov. 7, at 11 am at Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Diabetes Association. Please sign Cynthia's Guest Book: www.StowersFH.com.

 

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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

 

Tony Lee Fisher II, of Kansas City, MO, passed away January 18, 2015. Funeral service will be 10am, Friday, January 23, 2015 at White Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5- 8pm, Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the funeral home. Tony is survived by his loving children, Maci, Allex and Brandan Fisher, all of Kansas City, MO; mother, Tina Erisman; parents, Tony and Wanda Sue Fisher; brother, Kenneth Fisher and wife, Courtney and sister, Lisa Titus, all of Lawson, MO, and his granddaughter, Ava Grace. Military Honor to follow at Barry Cemetery. Our Dad will be missed by all who knew him. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnwhitechapel.com (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119, 816-452-8419) D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories 816-452-8419 www.dwnwhitechapel.com

 

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Wyoming Tribune-Eagle (Cheyenne, WY) - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

 

Lois Mae Frank, 90, of Cheyenne died March 5 in Denver. She was born April 24, 1924, in Hawthorne, N.J., to George and Nellie ( Demann) Titus. During World War II, she worked as a proofreader for a local New Jersey newspaper and volunteered for the American Red Cross. She married Richard V. Frank on June 7, 1944. In 1986, they moved to Cheyenne, where she volunteered at the Wyoming State Museum and Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Mrs. Frank is survived by a sister, Betty of Spotswood, N.J.; daughter, Nancy Stewart of Morgan Hill, Calif.; son, Stephen Frank of Denver; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, sister and two stepsisters. A private family service will be held in the spring. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Interment of her urn has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.

 

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Omaha World-Herald (NE) - Wednesday, December 9, 2015

 

Patricia L. Fraser. Age 87 Passed away peacefully on Saturday November 21, 2015 in Carthage, Missouri. Born September 23, 1928 in Concordia, Kansas. Patricia was the daughter of the late Chester James Titus and Pauline (Conlee) Titus. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Raymond J. Fraser, son Patrick L. Fraser and daughter Mary Jo Fraser. Pat was an only child who had a wonderful childhood in Concordia. Pat was devoted to her family and loved Christmas. Pat was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt and Cousin and will be missed by all the lives she touched. Pat made friends wherever she was and was a gifted artist, historian, and a top Realtor in Omaha, Nebraska until 1987 when she retired from real estate. She then helped her husband operate the family business, Alpine Chimney Sweep Co.. Pat retired in 2007, after the loss of her husband in 2006, and moved to Overland Park, KS., where she had childhood friends and gave the Company to her daughter, Janie Rickord. In 2013 she moved to Carthage, Missouri to be closer to family. Survivors include her daughters, Carol (John) Cooper and Janie Rickord and her sons, Michael J. Fraser and David (Kim) Fraser, 10 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren. Patricia was a member of Cure of Ars Catholic Church, Leawood, KS. Patricia chose cremation and the family will celebrate her life on May 6, 2016 in honor of Mother's Day. VISITATION/ROSARY will be at 10am and a FUNERAL MASS at 11am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Concordia, KS. Burial to follow in St. Concordia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Cloud County Historical Museum 635 Broadway Concordia, KS 66901 W00249720-image-1.jpg

 

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Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 

Tania C. Frazier, age 77, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2015 at Mt. Carmel West. Preceded in death by husband Lindsey L. "Buck" Frazier, son Michael Frazier, parents Lawrence and Thelma Crawford, sisters Wilma Burnham, Linda Frazier and Donna Titus. Survived by children, Deb Frazier and Donnie (Laura) Frazier; grandson, Jim (Michelle) Frazier; great granddaughters, Allison and Linsey Frazier; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Thursday 5-8 p.m., where service will be held 10: a.m. Friday. Interment Sunset Cemetery.

 

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Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - Friday, February 20, 2015

 

Colleen Michele (Carberry) Fujikawa, 54, of Fort Ashby, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 2, 1960, in Pasadena, she is the daughter of Barbara Lee (Nelson) and husband, Allan Singhass, Fort Ashby, and the late Kenneth Eugene Carberry. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her grandmother, Beatrice Nelson; her sister, Francine Falconer; and her dog, Bailey. Colleen had worked as a home health aide, unit secretary, in real estate and in the limousine service. She enjoyed all kinds of music, especially rock-n-roll bands. Her favorite band was Styx and favorite singers were Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, and Garth Brooks; watching the The Price is Right, The Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Jimmy Fallon and Mob Wives. Colleen had a sincere concern about people. She was a good listener who also stayed in touch with folks. Her kind and caring manner was probably why she had so many friends. In her addition to her mother and stepfather, Colleen is survived by her step-grandmother, Myrtle Singhass; husband, Randy R. Fujikawa; her daughter, Shannon Morrill, and husband, Jason. Colleen loved spending time with her three grandchildren, Jordan, Alexis, and McKenna. She is also survived by her sister, Connie Jones; her brother, Michael Carberry; favorite cousin, Todd Titus; cousin, Charlie Titus; aunt, Marjorie Bovat; nieces and nephews, Paulette Wisnom, Richard Behrendt, Meghan Behrendt, Gregory Falconer Jr., and Rachel Falconer. Colleen had some special friends, Sandie Youngerman, Cumberland; Pauline Barber, Arizona; Sharon Dobkin, Ellicott City; Charlene Smelgus, Pennsylvania; Tina Chesser-Bennett, Westminster, Joe Kralicek, Illinois. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Ranjithan, Dr. Poonai, Dr. Arrisueno, the Schwab Family Cancer Center, staff in the emergency room, ICU, 7N, 7S, HLC, home care, dietary, transport, lab, phlebotomy, everyone at the WAC, the phenomenal response and actions of the Fort Ashby Volunteer Fire Department, and the two pharmacist, both named Keith, from Pharmacare, Willowbrook Road. Those desiring to honor Colleen may do so by making a donation to the Ark of Hope Animal Rescue, 13400 Arctic Ridge Lane, Oldtown, MD 21555. As per her request, Colleen will be cremated. Services will be private. Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Fujikawa's obituary at www.upchurchfh.com. Remember Colleen with this special poem: Smiling is infectious. You catch it like the flu. When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling, too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin. When he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him. I thought about that smile then I realized its worth. A single smile just like mine could travel round the Earth. So if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected. Let's start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!

 

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Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) and Philadelphia Daily News (PA) - Monday, June 29, 2015

 

James F. Gallagher, June 25, 2015. Beloved son of the late Joseph P. and Ruth (nee Titus). Brother to Michael J., Patrick D., and the late Joseph P. Gallagher Jr. He will also be missed by his nephew and niece Patrick J. and Lindsay R. Gallagher. Jim is a retired Philadelphia School District teacher. Jim was a member of AOH Division 61, and a proud Alum of North Catholic High School. Relatives and friends are invited to Jim's Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday July 1st 10 A.M. St Bernard's R.C. Church, Cottage and Bleigh Sts, where friends may call 9 A.M. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim's name to AOH Division 61 P.O. Box 65576, Phila, PA 19155. www.mannalfuneralhome.com

 

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Post & Mail, The (Columbia City, IN) - Friday, June 12, 2015

 

Duane Omer Gamble (born Omer Duane), 95, of Goshen, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Maples in Goshen. He was born Oct. 4, 1919 to Omer Emery and Opal Marie (Edgington) Gamble in Huntington County. Duane graduated from Washington Center High School with the Class of 1937. He married Edna E. Kneller in Picket County, Tenn. Feb. 21, 1941. During his early life, he drilled water wells in and around Huntington County and with his wife, raised chickens just north of Huntington. He became a journeyman machinist in Huntington and during WWII machined prototype items for General Electric. He carried that skill and pride of workmanship with him the rest of his life and wanted to teach that to the next generation. He believed greatly in education. During his terms as Huntington Township trustee, he was the first trustee to pay female teachers on the same pay scale as the men. He championed the less fortunate and sought to help the educational system help them. After his three children and wife had entered or completed college, he too entered college at the age of 44. He received a bachelor's degree from Purdue University in 1968 and a master's degree from Ball State in 1969. He was an administrator in the initiation of the vocational schools in Fort Wayne and Freeport, Ill. He retired from education in Crystal Lake, Ill. in 1980. Because of his early family life, he struggled much of his life expressing affection. When he was presented with his six grandchildren, that struggle ended. They received his unconditional and complete love and he grew to be a better person because of those relationships. He was a member of the Huntington St. Peter's United Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge #483 of Huntington. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Edna Gamble; daughters, Pamela (James) Thompson, of Columbia City and Paula (Robert) Shively, of Somerset, Pa.; son, Victor (Jo Rice), of Men-tone; brother, Paul Gamble, of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren, Troy, of Noblesville and Shane Gamble, of Fishers, Andrew Thompson, of Columbia City, Anne Titus, of Coesse, Christine Shively, of Westfield and Sarah (Jarred) Romesburg, of Somerset, Pa.; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sister, Wanita Hesting; brothers, Gerald, Dale, Doyle and Verlin Gamble; and one granddaughter-in-law, Erin. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015 with his funeral service at 2 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Burial at Eberhard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to LOVE, Inc. of Huntington, which provides assistance to those in need. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.

 

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Hudson Reporter Publications (NJ) - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

 

Christine Garkowsky, 83, of Bayonne died on March 8, 2015. Born in Poland, she immigrated to the United States in 1941 before settling in Bayonne for 73 years. She was a garment worker for Maidenform Company until her retirement in 1991. She was predeceased by her husband Edward; and her brothers, Joseph and Thaddeus. She is survived by her daughter Victoria Titus and her husband Andrew; son Edward Garkowski; sister Harriet Matlock and her husband Dan; grandchildren, Jason, Michael and Tara Garkowski and Andrew James Titus and great-grandson Triston. She also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 East 22nd St.

 

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Grand Rapids Press, The (MI) - Monday, August 24, 2015

 

Lester "Ted" Jay Gemmen, Sr. 7/15/1928 - 8/22/2015 Age 87, was carried into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Muriel, in 2013; brothers, Nelson (Jenny) Gemmen, Russell Gemmen; sister, Jeanne (Titus) VanHaitsma; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Minnie) Kuyers, Grace (Fred) Jelsema, Fannie (Herm) Wierda, Evelyn (Frank) Kuntz, Egbert (Ruth) Kuyers; and a great granddaughter, Madison Rose Veele. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Joy and Ward DeVries, Lester Jr. and Lavonne Gemmen, Dennis Gemmen and Valorae Gemmen, Patricia and Duane Veele, Marcia Gemmen, Robert and Sarah Gemmen; 22 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; sister, Rosie (Harve) Westveld; brother-in-law, Jerry (Sally) Kuyers. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 11 AM at 7th Reformed Church Chapel, 950 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan with Dr. Tim J.R. Trumper officiating. Interment Rusk Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 5-8 PM at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 6651 Scott Street, Allendale, Michigan and Wednesday from 10-11 AM prior to the service at the church. The family wishes to thank the staff at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Community for the loving and compassionate care given to Lester. Memorial contributions may be made to Allendale Christian School or Borculo Christian School. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.

 

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Daily Reflector, The (Greenville, NC) - Saturday, June 20, 2015

 

Carolyn Titus George, 77, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015. Burial and commitment will be at the convenience of the family. Born in March of 1938, Carolyn was a native of Binghamton, NY until 1987 when she moved to NC. She was a retired LPN after receiving her license in 1964. Carolyn was also Matron of St. Marks Chapter OES and Matron in 1977 and was a member of Zulieka Temple and Daughters of the Nile. She loved animals, travel, and helping others. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and George Titus, of Binghamton. She is survived by her: three sons, Keith, Jr. and Kenneth, both of Binghamton, and Russell and wife, Lauretta, of Clarkston, GA; grandsons, Ryan, of Binghamton, Quddus and wife, Diane, Vahid and Ruhullah, of Clarkston, GA; sisters of heart, Judy Sherman, of Ayden and Dianne Titus, of Ormond Beach, FL; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. WILKERSON FUNERAL HOME 2100 5TH ST. GREENVILLE NC 27834 000-000-0000

 

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Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville, FL) - Sunday, September 13, 2015

 

William C. German (Bill, W. C., Rusty, Papa, Big Papa), 92, died August 7, 2015. Bill was born May 4, 1923 in Haskell, Oklahoma (had only been a state 15 years at the time), Muskogee County, Cherokee Indian Nation, remaining proud of his heritage throughout his life. A product of the depression, he began working for Pecan Valley Dairy Farm at age 9, never missing a day until shortly after Pearl Harbor when he enlisted in the Navy. He became an aviation radioman, serving three years in Natal, Brazil and multiple other duty stations. His last assignment, Jacksonville NAS, led to his meeting his future wife, mentor and love forever, Marjorie Perdue. Married in 1945, he began a long career at Perdue Office Furniture Company in January 1946, working his way up into the Presidency until he sold the business in 1980. A life-long volunteer, he was proud to be an extremely active member of Kiwanis International in both Jacksonville and Keystone Heights for more than 50 years, serving as Club President on two occasions, and making meetings wherever he was, from Jacksonville to San Rafael, CA. He always enjoyed his participation in Kiwanis' annual Festival of the Lakes. While living in Keystone for 25 years, he served on the Board at the Keystone Heights Golf and Country Club and the Keystone Heights Shrine Club. When an organization needed help, he was among the first to raise his hand. He was long active as a DuPont High School parent, worked the Meninak football games for years, was a Keystone Kop, and in later years volunteered with Hospice and the local AARP Chapter. He loved the feeling of helping others. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Marge, and his daughter Sandra Chapman. He was Daddy to three other daughters, Pat Bennett of Keystone Heights; Linda Titus of Jacksonville; and Peggy (John) Pugh of San Rafael, CA. He was Papa to 8 grandchildren, Bart (Chris) Wilson of Marietta, GA; Darrin Bennett of Valhalla, NY, Dana (David) Eatmon of Keystone Heights; Mark (Kristian) Titus of Jacksonville; Dara (Dan) Kukla of Tallahassee; Kelly (Bryan) Miott of Signal Hill, CA,; Kevin (Rachael) Pugh of Camarillo CA; and Jason (Marissa) Pugh of Redondo Beach, CA. He was also Big Papa to 17 great grandchildren, and was adored by all. He is also survived by one sister, Doris (Kenneth) Weddle of Muskogee, OK, and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Oaklawn Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. The family extends a special thank you to the VITAS Hospice team and Brookdale Mandarin for their care and support in Papa's last days. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by GIDDENS-REED FUNERAL HOME, 904-266-2337, www.giddensreedfh.com.

 

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Albany Herald, The (GA) - Saturday, April 25, 2015

 

Mildred W Gillespie, formerly of Albany, died on April 23, 2015 in Daphne, AL. A private funeral service will be held Monday at Crown Hill Cemetery.. The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern Sunday April 26, from 5 PM to 7 PM. She was born in Boone County, IN and grew up on the family farm along with 5 brothers and 1 sister. After high school she moved to Indianapolis, IN where she worked as a hair stylist for several years before opening and operating her own salon. She married Charles R Gillespie in 1938 and they relocated to Albany, GA soon thereafter when the Army assigned Charlie to Turner Field. She remained an Albanian at heart even after moving to Key Biscayne, FL late in life. Millie was active in a number of Albany groups such as the Women's Club, Garden Club and PTA. She also volunteered for civic activities such as the hospital auxiliary, elections monitor and Girl Scouts. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed bowling and ballroom dancing. Millie was a homemaker for 40 years and then became a business woman, operating the family business for several years after Charlie died in 1980. Millie had a strong will as well as a delightful sense of adventure and fun. She had an open attitude about life which was displayed by allowing her children to own such diverse pets as horses, dogs, cats, ducks, chickens, rabbits, hamsters, birds, turtles, and even a tiny alligator. She was physically active her entire life and especially enjoyed a long early morning stroll on the beach to the Key Biscayne lighthouse. Millie outlived all of her siblings. She is survived by her son Charles R Gillespie, Jr (Marilyn) of Naples, FL and Berryville, VA and her daughters Maureen (Mike) Doyal of Albany, GA, Carole (Bob) Fomby of Lexington, SC and Charlene (Robert) Lee of Fairhope, AL, 8 grandchildren; Jason Driver (Sandi), Matthew Fomby (Susanna), Michael Fomby (Angela), Brian Fomby (Natalie), Jonathan Fomby (Mary), Jennifer Fomby Titus (Morgan), Stanton Lee and Kelsey Lee; 10 great grandchildren also survive. For those desiring memorials may be made to Albany Community Hospice, c/o Phoebe Foundation, P.O.B. 3770 Albany, GA. 31706 You may sign the online guest book by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home 229/883-4152

 

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Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - Saturday, July 25, 2015

 

Mabel J. Giroux, 87, passed away, July 23, 2015. Survivors, children, Michael Jess, Mary (Gerald) Somers, Katie (Clinton) Setlock, Freda (Dean) Titus, Doris Giroux; grandchildren, great-grand-children. Funeral services will be held 11a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Funeral Home. Calling, Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1- 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fishers Cemetery, Rotterdam.

 

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Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM) - Monday, February 16, 2015

 

Susan T. Goldstone of Little Compton, RI, died on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015. Born on March 1st, 1944, in Grosse Ile, MI, she was just shy of her 71st birthday when she passed away. She had fought ovarian cancer for more than 2 years. Her parents, William and Dorothea Titus, raised Susan and her sister Cynthia in Summit, NJ. Susan's schooling was at the Kent Place School and she later graduated from Wellesley College. She married Arthur H. Goldstone of New York, NY, on June 9th, 1966. New York City is where Arthur and Susan raised their two children, Andrew and Thomas. Susan worked at Rockefeller University as an assistant before she had children, but then focused her time and energy lovingly on her boys while they were growing up. Susan had great love for her husband, her children, her daughters-in-law Shanna and Jennifer, and her grandchildren Max, Oliver and Charles. Susan's love for them was only equaled by their love for her. She was an incredible wife, an extraordinarily caring mother, more of a second mother than a mother-in-law, and the best 'Juji' that her grandchildren could ever ask for. Susan had an abiding passion for photography, an art form in which she was particularly skilled. She found great inspiration and great peace in two places - Little Compton, RI, and Santa Fe, NM. Little Compton was a refuge from the big city for Arthur and Susan for more than 30 years and each year they found themselves spending more and more time there, until finally becoming official full-time residents in 2011. It was a place of great peace and solitude when she needed it, but also an intimate town whose sense of community Susan cherished. She was enamored by the ocean, her garden, and the 'zen-like' light-filled studio where she worked on her art. Susan also loved the air, the light, and the landscapes of Santa Fe. The area was a haven for a photographer and a lover of nature like Susan was. She travelled there as often as she could and, for many years, shared a home there with her beloved sister, Cynthia Titus. Their home was in the beautiful foothills community of Casas de San Juan next to the world famous Santa Fe Opera. They named it El Nido de las dos Hermanas, the nest of the two sisters. Susan had a lifelong fondness for libraries - she volunteered at the library at St. Bernard's (her children's grammar school in New York City) and, more recently, at the Brownell Library in Little Compton whose website she designed and built. She also served many years on the board of the 'Friends of the Brownell Library'. Empathetic and compassionate even during her own fight with cancer, she could hardly imagine what it would be like to face this disease as a child. So, in lieu of flowers, Susan had requested that donations be made to the Susan T. Goldstone Fund at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT 06511. Services will be held at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Avenue on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015, at 11:30 AM. Interment will occur in Union Cemetery in Little Compton in the spring.

 

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Daily Times-Call, The (Longmont, CO) - Sunday, April 26, 2015

 

James Gomez, 60, of Longmont, died unexpectedly on March 29, 2015 in Longmont. He was born in rural Weld County on June 8, 1954, the son of Alvin and Sarah (Valdez) Gomez. He is survived by his mother, his son Jimmy Edward Gomez (Iris) and grandsons Jimmy and Daimian, his daughter Cynthia Gomez and grandsons James, Christopher and Andrew, his brothers Thomas Gomez, Sam Gomez and Ted Valdez (Darlene) and his sisters Frances Gray, Dolores Walski (Tom), Rose Delgado (Marcial), Christine Gomez Titus (Mike) and Janette Castro (Eliseo). He was preceded in death by his father, his son Jason Tyrone Gomez, his brother Phillip Gomez and his nephew Leroy Gomez. Cremation has been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Howe Mortuary Chapel with Cris Crisfield officiating. Share condolences with the family at www.howemortuary.com

 

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Neosho Daily News (MO) - Thursday, December 17, 2015

 

Robert Leon Goswick, 73, Neosho, died Dec. 15, 2015, in Neosho, following an extended illness. Robert was born April 20, 1942 in Seneca, and was a lifelong area resident. He had worked at La-ZBoy Midwest and enjoyed softball, throwing horseshoes, camping and being outdoors. Robert married Velma (Annis) Goswick on March 2, 1962, and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2001. He is survived by three children, Shannon (Cally) Goswick, Neosho, Mary (Billie) Goswick, Joplin, and Carla Titus, Goodman; eight grandchildren, Samantha Goswick, Dallas Goswick, Danielle Goswick, Jacob Goswick, Tamara (Rodger) Alexander, Jake (Cindy) Reed, Jr., Rhian Duncan and Rachel (Jared) Moore; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Brenda (Terry) Sims, Neosho. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hosie and Gladys (Burkhart) Goswick; brother, Lester Dale Goswick; and three sisters, Evelyn Groover, Sue Anderson and Betty McDaniels. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Pastor Ron Bridges will officiate. Interment will be in the Burkhart Cemetery and serving as pall-bearers will be Dallas Goswick, Scott Newton, Willie Annis, Matt Siler, Will Siler and Rhian Duncan. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Elkhart Truth, The (IN) - Saturday, December 5, 2015

 

John Henry Graber, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 28, in Sarasota, Fla. He was born Jan. 21, 1923 in Arthur, Ill., to Abe and Katie (Marner) Graber. On June 20, 1998, he married Annie (Miller) Mast in Goshen. She survives along with a daughter, Lydia (Darrell) Kauffman of Goshen; a son, Benjamin Graber of Orlando, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Graber of Goshen; five stepchildren, Betty Mast of Sarasota, Ida Marie (Titus) Yoder of North Carolina, Mabel Fern (Gene) Bontrager of West Cliff, Colo., Vera Jane (Lonnie) Miller of Plain City, Ohio, and Karen Louise (Crist) Fisher of Lititz, Pa.; six grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 13 great-step-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Maggie; a son, Abraham Graber; a sister, Martha Crapo; and two brothers, George and Joseph Graber. A farmer and truck driver, Mr. Graber worked in factories doing maintenance work and had a wood shop, where he made furniture. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A 10 a.m. Thursday funeral service will be at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, with Pastor Tyler Hartford officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Goshen. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

 

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Journal, The (Seneca, SC) - Friday, October 2, 2015

 

Mrs. Betty Jane Barton Gramling, 93, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the home of her daughter in Mount Airy. There will be no formal visitation. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Oconee Memorial Park in Seneca, S. C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4615 Dundas Drive, Suite 103, Greensboro, NC 27407 (336-285-5921); or Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Suite 200, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Mrs. Gramling was born March 13, 1922, in Seneca, to the late Charles Wilson and Jennie Roberts Harper. Betty was a retired switch board operator from Oconee Memorial Hospital. She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Seneca. Betty loved life, her friends, old and new, animals, traveling, music and dancing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children, Samuel Leo Barton; two sons-in-law, Walter Frank and Jimmy Lowry; five siblings, Oliver, Emma, Wilson, Dick, and infant brother Jeptha. Betty leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Marilyn Frank of San Diego, Martha and her husband, Bennie Leonard, of Southern Pines, N. C., and Sylvia Lowry of the home; three grandchildren, Roy Titus of Cle Elum, Wash., Sam Frank of San Diego, and Jennie Lowry and her husband, Rick Caudill, of Mount Airy; and five great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Clayton Titus of Cle Elum, and James, Madeline, and Rickie Caudill of Mount Airy; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. The family would like to express their appreciation to Betty's caregivers, Jan Atkins, Tammy Card, Carlene Creed, Becky Davis, Christine Mabe, Jill Simpson and Jeannie Tobler. Moody Funeral Services in Mount Airy is respectfully serving the family.

 

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Alexandria Gazette Packet, The (VA) - Friday, March 13, 2015

 

Claire Gregory, a passionate defender of human rights, longtime Alexandria resident and ardent Cubs fan, died Jan. 21, 2015 at the age of 54. She was born in Winfield, Ill. to the late Cecily and William Gregory. Claire attended Smith College and after her junior year she earned a summer internship in the Carter White House. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in government, and went to work for the Department of Energy, Office of Hearings and Appeals in Washington D.C. as a legal and financial analyst. Claire was awarded a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, School of Law with Order of the Coif honors. Claire's legal career was singularly focused on ensuring people were treated fairly and received the full protection of the law. As a trial attorney for the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire, she advocated for the people of New Hampshire in civil matters before administrative agencies, state and federal courts. At the U.S. Department of Justice as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division, Claire brought suits to stop employment discrimination, and worked tirelessly to establish anti- discrimination and sexual harassment policies. She promoted consumer protection, improvement of public health and advocated against false advertising at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. In her adopted home of Alexandria, Claire gave generously of her time and skill as a member of the Alexandria Human Rights Commission. She connected with the elderly as a regular volunteer with Meals on Wheels and showed her commitment to education as a reading tutor for elementaryage students in the Alexandria public schools. Claire helped the homeless through her commitment to Carpenter Shelter and the Lazarus Ministry. She was a longtime, active member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Daughters of the King, an Episcopal women's order that ministers through prayer, service and evangelism. Claire was a generous and devoted friend, always ready to give care and kindness when needed. Although serious in purpose, she loved to be silly and have fun. Services were held Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Claire was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Robert W. Gregory, and dear friend Douglas L. Thurman of Alexandria. She is survived by her sister, Margaret C. Gregory and husband Harry Titus, of Raleigh, N.C., and many friends. Donations in Claire's memory may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

 

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Tuscola County Advertiser, The (MI) - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

 

Norma Hack of Caro, age 85, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Community in Caro. She was born November 7, 1929 in Tawas City, the daughter of the late Charles R. and Charlotte V. (Brown) Monroe, and came to the Caro area at the age of ten. Norma was employed as an attendant nurse at the Caro Regional Center for twenty-five years, until her retirement. She enjoyed her home and family, and attended the Colwood United Brethren Church. Norma is survived by three children, Linda and Rick Smith of Caro, Gary Jones of Caro, Donna Foley of Fairgrove; grandchildren, Angela and Timothy Titus of Caro, Reggie and Tiffany Jones of Saginaw, Alyssa Foley of Caro, Brandon Foley of Fairgrove, Virginia Wisnewski of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Emily Titus, Olivia, Onna, Katie and Kenley Jones; brothers and sisters, Russell Monroe of Fairgrove, Arlene Heinlein of Caro, Vickie Rosenberry of Lake City; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Delbert Monroe, Leona Cook, Ruth Ann Bragg and Donnie Monroe. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Colwood United Brethren Church in Caro with Pastor John D'Arcy officiating. In keeping with Norma's wishes, cremation will follow the service. The family will be present to receive friends at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Norma Hack Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Linda Smith, 205 W. Sherman St., Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.

 

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Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage, AK) - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

 

Margaret Hanas, 92, of Olympia, Wash., died peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. She was laid to rest at Olympic Memorial Gardens in Tumwater, Wash. Margaret Roberts was born in Easton, Pa., on March 17, 1923, the daughter of Adolf and Ida Roberts. With a father working for the Lehigh Valley Railroad, she moved to Sayre, Pa., at an early age. Margaret met her future husband, Charles, through her best friend Katherine, who is Charles'; sister, in Sayre. They were married on Jan. 15, 1946. Margaret traveled by train and bus with her infant son, Richard, late in 1946, to Northway, Alaska, where she reunited with her husband, who had preceded her there and was employed with the U.S. Weather Bureau. She always said Northway was her favorite place in Alaska. In 1948, the family moved to a small settlement across the Kuskokwim River from Bethel, Alaska. She frequently recalled catching water from the roof of the house or, in winter, from the river, which was boiled and let settle for household use. During their Bethel residence, their second son, Charles Jr., was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Margaret with her husband, who came from a subsistence farm life in Pennsylvania, grew productive vegetable gardens in Bethel and trapping also provided for the family. From there they moved to Annette Island, Alaska, in 1953. On their journey to Annette, a delay of one day in Bethel prevented them from being on their scheduled airline flight to Anchorage which, tragically, crashed and all perished. Annette became the family';s favorite home, although the wet marine environment not so much for Margaret. She was employed as a ticket agent by Ellis Airlines, Alaska Coastal Ellis Airlines and Alaska Airlines while Annette Island Airport was the only airport serving Ketchikan, Alaska. Her final home came in 1975, in Olympia, Wash., where she took pride in her home and beautiful yard and flower garden. She enjoyed her community and was active in Mended Hearts, a national cardiac support group. Margaret was preceded in death by her sister, Ethel Titus; and granddaughter, Karen Annette Hanas. She is survived by her husband, Charles of Olympia; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Hanas of Anchorage; son, Charles Hanas Jr. of Ketchikan; and grandchildren, Richard Hanas Jr. of Anchorage, Cody Hanas of Ketchikan and Laney Annette Hanas of Anchorage.

 

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Dodge City Daily Globe, The (KS) - Saturday, September 26, 2015

 

Robert L. Harder, 89, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 7:43 a.m., Thursday, September 24th, while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital. Bob was born on his parents farm near Groveland, Kansas on April 19, 1926, a son of Anna M. (Hassman) and Arthur H. Harder. Bob attended Lookout Country School rural Windom and Windom High School. Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church McPherson, Kansas where he held many positions for 15 years. Bob honorably served in the United States Army with the 310th Infantry 78th Division as a SSG in WW II. He received the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Bob began working in the electric motor business in McPherson in 1947 and bought the business in 1958. He and his wife Lola operated Harder Electric for 26 years before selling in 1984. After his retirement he was elected to the position of commissioner of streets and utilities in 1986 and held the position for 15 years. Bob was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715; American Legion Post 24; ISIS Shrine Salina, McPherson Masonic Lodge. Bob served as president of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce in 1976-1977 where he was able to establish the new office complex that is used today. Robert Lee Harder was united in marriage to Lola Lucille Titus on January 21, 1947 at Little River, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in McPherson. Lola died on December 15, 2003. He is survived by his children, Stacy Thomas and her husband Jan, of McPherson, Kansas and Monte Harder and his wife Carol, of Dodge City, Kansas; his sisters, Fern Raleigh, of Windom, Kansas and Florine Richmond, of Van Buren, Arkansas; his 3 grandchildren, twins, Samantha Jarvis and her husband Joe and Savannah Carlson and her husband Ben, and Mackenzie Thomas; his 4 great-grandchildren, Addy Carlson, Wyatt Carlson, Paisley Carlson, and Blakley Jarvis; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lola Harder; brother Raymond Harder and sister Velma Warburton. Friends are invited to call on Tuesday September 29, 2015 from 9 until service time at First United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29th, with Reverend Karen Rice-Ratzlaff and Reverend Harold E. Nelson officiating. The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas. Members of the American Legion Post 24 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 will provide military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or McPherson Shrine Children's Fund in memory of Bob and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

 

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Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

 

Evelyn L. Harman died Jan. 24, 2015, at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, N.J. She was 95. Services will be Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. from the Valley Memorial Funeral Home, 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, N.J., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at the Shrine of St. Joseph's in Stirling, N.J., at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Stirling. For information and condolences www.valleymemorialfuneralhome.net. Evelyn was born in Dunellen, N.J., on May 4, 1919, a daughter of the late Florence (Titus) and George Washington Allegar, and was one of 13 children. She was devoted to her family. Work was very important to Evelyn, and she worked as a technical worker, wiring electronic components for Hewlett Packard in Berkeley Heights, N.J. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul RC Church and the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling, N.J. She was predeceased by her husband, John Harman, who died in 1984. Evelyn is survived by two daughters, Barbara Johnson and her husband, Leo F., and Patricia Allen and her husband, James A.; her son, John Harman; two sisters, Geraldine Haver, and her husband, Russel and Gloria Clark. She had seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

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Tuscola County Advertiser, The (MI) - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 

Carol Ann Hartman of Clio, age 63, went peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, July 19, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Thursday, July 23, 2015 at West Vienna United Methodist Church. Pastor Billie Lou Gillespie officiating. Cremation will follow. Family will receive visitors at the O'Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio on Wednesday from 1-9 PM and at the church Thursday from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Histiocytosis Association or West Vienna United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Carol was born February 19, 1952 in Cass City to Alexander B. and Margaret A. (Sharpe) Dicks. She attended Caro schools and graduated from Clio High School. Carol married Donald T. Hartman May 3, 1969 in Deford. Her favorite job was raising her family. She was a member of West Vienna United Methodist Church and knew the love of her Lord. Carol loved gardening, traveling and treasure hunting. She enjoyed camping and once caught the 2nd biggest perch in Nebraska State History. Carol was a very loving and caring lady. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and adored her grandchildren. Surviving are: husband, Don Hartman of Clio; son, Don (Michelle) Hartman Jr., of Caro; daughters: Heather (Mike) Swantek of Holly and Holly (Brian) Hager of Grand Rapids; grandchildren: Meagan Hartman, Daniel and Andrew Hager, Darrien and Aria Swantek; mother, Margaret Ann Dicks; brothers: Britton W. (Rose) Dicks, Samuel Dicks (Cheryl McQueen), Lerry (Tammy) Dicks, Terry Dicks (Robin Spencer), James Dicks and Robert (Thelma) Dicks; sisters: Mary (Gordon) Taggett and Kelly (Mark) Titus; mother-in-law, Cecile B. Howk; many special nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends. Carol was looking forward to meeting the newest grandchild due later this year. She was preceded in death by her father, Alexander B. Dicks and brother, Allen Reed Dicks. The family would like to extend a special thank you to McLaren Hospice for all their love and care. Please sign our guest book, view the obituary or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com.

 

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Courier, The (Findlay, OH) - Monday, February 9, 2015

 

John C. Hartman, 76, of Lima, passed away surrounded by his loving family at 9:12 PM on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Bridge Hospice of Findlay. He was born on June 24, 1938 in Bluffton, OH to Cecil and Ester (Yant) Hartman, who both preceded him in death. On August 14, 1960, he married Edith Ransbottom, who survives in Lima. John retired from the Bath Township where he was a maintenance worker for over 30 years. Prior to that he had worked at the Lafayette Elevator. He was a member of Liberty Chapel Church and was a US Navy veteran. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle and playing euchre. He also enjoyed his daily trips to the Beaverdam Truck Stop. Surviving are his two daughters Nancy Coon of Covington, OH and Linda (Marvin Thomas) Shreves of Piqua, OH; his grandchildren Gregory (Chastity) Titus, Joshua Titus, Anthony Titus, Cory (Cora) Wireman, Amber Hartman, Bernard Ernest "Ernie" Hartman; eleven great-grandchildren; his brother Donald Hartman; his sister Dorothy Hartman of Bluffton. He was preceded in death by his son Bernard W. Hartman, his granddaughter Crystal Bryan and his great granddaughter Madison Marie Wireman. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES EASTSIDE CHAPEL with funeral services following the visitation at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

 

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Paris News, The (TX) - Thursday, August 27, 2015

 

Mary Lou Hays, 65 of Paris, passed from this life to her heavenly home, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, in The Lighthouse Church of Paris with Dr. Tom Calk and the Rev. Don Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the Springhill Cemetery with Bud Roberts, Harold Henderson, Glen Parker, Cliff Harris, Stanley Shawhart and Rusty Herron serving as pallbearers. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home. Mary was born on Feb. 26, 1950, in Memphis, Texas, a daughter of n Virgil and Mary Ola Fagan Fleming. She was a member of The Lighthouse Church of Paris, was a homemaker, was active in the Girl's Missionettes Club and was a Sunday School teacher. She married Lavell Ray Hays in Paris, Texas. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2004. Mary is survived by daughters, Marilyn Verm and husband, Wayne of Mesquite, and Crystal Titus and husband, Greg of Paris; grandchildren, Brittany Verm Anderson and husband, Joshua of Garland, Whitney Verm of Mesquite, Isaac Titus and Timothy Titus of Paris; brothers, Virgil Fleming of Huntsville, Bobby Fleming of Houston, and Marvin Fleming of Paris. If desired in lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to The Lighthouse Church of Paris, 3910 E. Loop 286, Paris, TX 75460. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting fry-gibbs.com.

 

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Twin-Boro News (Bergenfield, Dumont, New Milford, NJ) - Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Lydia A. Heckler (nee Lingner) of Bergenfield died Nov. 4. A retired secretary from the Borough of Bergenfield, she also worked for the Northern Valley Planning Association. She was a member of the Bergen County Twins Mothers Club for 52 years and a Republican county committeewoman. She was a member of the Robert Nolan Chorus and the Knickerbocker Chorale. A member of South Presbyterian Church, she was a member of the choir for 60 years. She was a Bergenfield Girl Scout leader and an Avon Lady for 30 years. The wife of LeRoy E. Heckler. she was the mother of Karen Snyder, Linda Titus, Nancy Lignos, Wendy Murphy, Laura Heckler and the late Diane Heckler; grandmother of Craig, Kristen, Kevin and Ryan Snyder, Jaclyn and Jonathan Korohmas, Jennifer Titus, Alexis, Angela, Ashley, Andrew and Ariana Lignos, Lauren Murphy and Bobby and Jessica Yurkin; and great-grandmother of Elliot Korohmas. Visiting was Friday, Nov. 6, at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 S. Washington Ave., Bergenfield. A funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 7, at South Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Send a lasting condolence at riewertsmemorialhome.com.

 

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Globe Gazette (Mason City, IA) - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 

Loren Verne Hennigar, 86, Northwood, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A visitation for Loren will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S., Northwood. A funeral service for Loren will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Conner Colonial Chapel, with Reverend Shirley Hoffmann Will officiating, and military honors will be conducted by members of Our Buddies VFW Memorial Post #6779 of Northwood at the chapel. Following the service, cremation will be accorded, with graveside inurnment service to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 24, at the Sunset Rest Cemetery in Northwood. Loren Verne Hennigar was born on June 6, 1928, in Rockwell, Iowa, the son of Arthur "Art" and Hazel (Titus) Hennigar. Loren received his education in the Manly school system. He enlisted into the U.S. Army serving his country honorably and faithfully in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. While in the service, he met his future wife Winona "Winnie" Skenandore on a blind date in Germany where both served in the service. Loren served his country for 20 years until his honorable discharge in 1966. They were united in marriage on April 28, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to this marriage two children were born, Daryl and Lorna. Loren and Winnie were married for 58 years. After his honorable discharge, Loren came back to North Iowa where he did trucking for Ruan Trucking in Mason City, Stockberger Trucking in Mason City, Ace Line in Des Moines, until his retirement from the Teamsters and after his retirement drove part time for Winnebago Industries out of Forest City. Loren enjoyed gambling, traveling, storytelling to his many family and friends, reading westerns, and watching sports and western movies on TV. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Winnie Hennigar of Northwood; his children, Daryl (Amy) Hennigar of Northwood, and Lorna (Kenny) Skenandore of Oneida, WI; his grandchildren, Keith (Jessica) Hennigar Jesse (Araylla) Hennigar, Joshua (Jolene) Hennigar, and Jaime Hennigar, Jayne (Kris) Wheeler, Paul Ubben, Diane Ubben, Jennifer Skenandore, Jessica Skenandore, and Nevada Skenandore; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hollis Hennigar, and Stanley Hennigar, and a sister, Betty Harris; as well as many other extended family members and friends. Loren was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur "Art" and Hazel Hennigar; brothers, Elwood, Wayne, Donald, Owen, Daryl, Bruce and Glenn Hennigar; and a sister, Eileen Van Every. Conner Colonial Chapel, 641-324-1543, ColonialChapels.com.

 

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Tulsa World (OK) - Thursday, April 16, 2015

 

Arnold Lee Hensley, 76, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 in Tulsa. Arnold was born in Hulbert, on Dec. 9, 1938 to Cecil and Mazie Hensley. He graduated in 1963 from the Univ. of Tulsa with a degree in petroleum engineering and went on to become a partner in Pro Quip, a fabrication company. During his career, he traveled worldwide developing and drilling oil wells. On June 16, 1961, Arnold married his childhood sweetheart Delora Jean Whiteside. Their four children-Phillip, Doug, and twins Jeffrey and Jennifer blessed them with three grandchildren, Paul Jacob, Mia and Cooper. After Delora passed, Arnold married Robin Titus, whose sons Justin and Jeremy blessed them with four grandchildren, Bentley, Logan, Mina and Dylan. Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Phillip; and his brothers, Lloyd and Ken. He is survived by brothers, Dan and Fred Hensley. He was blessed with a great life and often said he was the luckiest man in the world. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Memorial Baptist Church. Memorial service will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, April 17, 2015 at Memorial Baptist Church, 2800 S. Yale, Tulsa. Moore's Southlawn 918-663-223. Share memories at www.moorefuneral.com

 

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Times Leader, The (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

 

Myrtle T. Herring, 94, of Loomis Park, Hanover Township, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at her residence. Born in Nanticoke on Sept. 5, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Bella Mae Weir Titus. She was formerly employed by Boscov's Department Store, Wilkes-Barre. Myrtle was a member of the First English Baptist Church, Nanticoke, where she served as a deaconess and as church clerk. She was also a member of the Shrine Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Nanticoke Chapter No. 174. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Herring Sr.; son, Thomas R. Herring; and a brother, Richard. Surviving are her son, Kenneth Jr. and his wife, Patricia, Nanticoke; grandchildren, Kenneth E. Herring, Allison Herring, Cynthia Malley and Dana Malley; three great-grandchildren; sister, Maybert Polk; and sister-in-law, Dawn Titus. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke. Interment will be in the Nanticoke Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Eastern Star will conduct services at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First English Baptist Church, c/o P.O. Box 292, Nanticoke, PA 18634.

 

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Nevada Journal (IA) - Thursday, December 17, 2015

 

Clifford Holseid, 94 passed away peacefully on December 8, 2015. He was a loving Father, kind and caring man with a silly sense of humor. Funeral Services were held Friday, December 11, 2015 at Ankeny Memorial Chapel (4208 North Ankeny Blvd). Clifford was born July 10, 1921 to Ollie and Hattie (Sorenson ) Holseid. After high school, Clifford enlisted into the Air Force, serving in WWII. He married Hazel (Brown) in Bell County, Texas on June 28, 1945, during the time he was serving. After his years of service, he returned to Iowa where he spent most of his life. He was a crop duster. He became a union member of the AFLCIO –plasterers and cement masons. He plastered, did masonry on elevators, and insulated pipes. He retired after completing the work on 801 Grand building in Des Moines. Clifford had a love for fishing, gardening, working outdoors with his fruit trees and selling his produce. He also enjoyed his trips to Bonanza and IHOP. Clifford is survived by his sisters, Thelma LaLonde of Griffin, CO, Alta Titus of Collins, IA, Norma Harrison of Nevada, IA; his son Roy (Georgia) Holseid of Lacey, Washington, daughters, Karen (Mel) Flanders of Polk City, IA, and Deloris (Jeff) Allsup, of Indianola, IA, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Don and Fred, sisters, Margaret, Katherine and Dorothy, wife, Hazel, Son, Dennis and daughter, Linda. Online at www.MemorialServicesOfIowa.com

 

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Charleston Gazette (WV) - Sunday, May 24, 2015

 

Betty Louise Hoover, 81, of Ashford, entered Heaven's gates on May 21, 2015, following a long illness. Betty was born April 13, 1934 to the late Charley and Goldie Kirk. Betty was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, William Herbert Hoover, who she married Dec. 24, 1949; her third child, William Herbert Hoover Jr.; her first grandchild, Travis William Sutphin; and sisters and brothers, Brenda Hall, Chrissy Titus, Loretta Ball, Charles Kirk and Michael Kirk. She is survived by her son, Roger Dean Hoover of Ashford; daughter, Rosona Kay "Kitty" Villaraza of Grafton; two grandchildren, Maria Shilo Villaraza of Cheat Lake and Christopher Neil Villaraza of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-grandson, Cameron William Villaraza of Cheat Lake; and sisters, Martha Webb of Whitesville, Camilla Grimmett of Ronceverte and Margaret Callahan of Stanley, N.C. Betty was a consummate mother and homemaker. She lit up a room with love and kindness, only two of the many wonderful attributes remembered by family and friends. She was a member of Wharton Missionary Baptist Church. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 25, at Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Youel Altizer officiating, a dear family member and friend. Burial will follow in Kirk Cemetery, Ashford. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. You may express your condolences to the family at www.handleyfh.com.

 

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Tampa Bay Times (FL) - Sunday, February 1, 2015

 

Edna Foot Hoover, 94, died on Jan. 16, 2015. Born in Pennsylvania, she moved to the Washington, DC area at age 16 where she lived for 51 years. Married to Ernest David Hoover (deceased) for 58 years, she sailed to Florida with him on their trimaran in 1988, moving to Tampa the next year. She is survived by son, David of Rockville, MD; daughter, Esther Dillenbeck of Tampa; sister, Ruth Evans-Matthews of Bath, NY; grandchildren, Dawn D. Titus (Paul), Steven Dillenbeck, and Cindi Hoover-Malmstrom (Rex); four great-grandsons; numerous nieces & nephews. We will celebrate her life at 1 pm, on Feb. 7, in the chapel at Bayshore Baptist Church, Tampa. For additional information visit online at: www.blountcurrymacdill.com.

 

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Frederick News-Post, The (MD) - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

 

Sara T. Hough, 79, of Hagerstown, passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Golden Living Center. Born March 1, 1936, in Mont. Co. Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy and Helen (Ballenger) Titus. After her birth, her parents soon moved to Loudoun Co., Va., where Sara attended Lucketts Elementary and Leesburg High School. While still in high school, she worked in a gift shop as well as the Va. MVA license plate office, selling license plates over the counter. In July 1953, she married Stanley E. Hough, Jr. They lived in Lucketts, Va., until 1959, when they purchased their first home in New Midway, Md. After moving to their new home, Sara and her husband joined St. John's U.C.C. in Woodsboro, where she played an active role in various women's organizations and classes. She chaired the St. John's peach festival a number of years. Sara also joined the Woodsboro Homemaker's Club and took an active part in making clothes and other crafts. In 1984, she and her husband moved to Vero Beach, Fl., where she enjoyed walking the beach and picking up shells. She took a part time job at a local Hallmark store, were she worked as a salesperson ordering replacement cards and gift items as needed. In 2004, she and her husband moved to Hagerstown, and they became members of First Christian Church. Sara attended services there until Alzheimer's took control of her body. She has been a resident of Golden Living Center for the last two years of her life. In addition to her loving husband, Stanley, she is also survived by one daughter, Nancy McDaniel of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Kristopher Mc Daniel and his wife Sarai of Hinesville, GA., and Meagan McDaniel and her significant other, Jim Werley of Ohio; and one sister, Betty Stickman of Rileyville, Va. A visitation will be conducted from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in the mausoleum of Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Highway, Frederick, with a visitation held one hour before the start of the service. Burial will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc., 5 Public Square, Suite 307, Hagerstown, MD 21740. www.rsthvn.com.

 

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Star Beacon (Ashtabula, OH) - Monday, November 2, 2015

 

Zaida Elaine Humalainen, age 100, of Lake Road, Conneaut, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Zaida was born on Feb. 27, 1915, in Conneaut, Ohio, the daughter of Archie and Mae (nee Rath) Titus. She graduated from Conneaut High School. Zaida married the love of her life, Waino "Wayne" M. Humalainen in Conneaut on Jan. 17, 1934. She retired from the Astatic Corporation in 1970 after 24 years of service. Zaida enjoyed ceramics, bowling, cooking, sewing, making crafts and playing Pinochle. She was a member at the former East Conneaut United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the church choir. Zaida was a Gray Lady at Brown Memorial Hospital for 16 years. Zaida dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Humalainen is survived by her three sons, Richard (Becky) Humalainen of Montgomery, Texas, Phillip "Buck" Humalainen, whom was privileged to be her primary caregiver for the past 20 years and Wayne "Mike" (Cathy) Humalainen of Los Lunas, N.M.; three grandchildren, Richard Doughty, Heather Humalainen and Karri Pacileo; eight great-grandchildren, Lauren, Megan, Emily, Bryce, Braden, Cade, Wesleigh and Gracie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Humalainen; brothers, Richard Gehr, Charles E. Titus, Richard Titus and Clifford Titus; and a grandson, Phillip "Corky" Humalainen. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, in the Greenlawn Memorial Garden Mausoleum Chapel, where family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of Services at 11 a.m. Please join the family at the Conneaut Optimist Club following the Funeral Services for a time of food and remembering. THOMPSON-SMITH-NESBITT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICDS, 345 Main St., Conneaut, is honored to serve the family. Obituary and condolences at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com and starbeacon.com.

 

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Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ) - Sunday, September 27, 2015

 

Patricia Titus Hunt, 52, passed away while visiting Cape Cod, Mass., on Aug. 27, 2015. All are welcome on Oct. 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. to Pat's "Celebration of Life" ceremony at Glen Ridge Congregational Church, 195 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge, N.J. 07028. Mrs. Hunt was formerly of Frelinghuysen, N.J. She was the loving mother of sons, Roy and his wife, Kristin; Shaun and his wife, Ty, and daughter, Hope. Being Nana was her pride and joy to Brielle and Jacob. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to goredforwomen.com

 

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Norman Transcript, The (OK) - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

 

Elizabeth "Betsy" Hunter, 62, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Sunday, May 2, 2015. Betsy was born March 20,1953 in Corona, Calif., to George and Beulah "Liz" (Balderston) Gilmor. She was an active volunteer in the Kairos Prison Ministry, the Martha and Mary Guild of St.Thomas More University Parish and the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. Betsy worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for Mollman's Culligan Water Conditioning for more than 35 years. Betsy had a smile that could light up the room and always welcomed those who needed help into her home. She was known for her love of music and spent her free time reading and beading jewelry. Betsy was preceded in death by her father, George, and her brother, Stephen Gilmor. She is survived by her two daughters, Jennifer Emfinger of Moore and Jessica Sherman of Oklahoma City, as well as her mother, Liz Gilmor, of Norman. She is also survived by three sisters, Mary Hoch of Edmond, Susan Titus of Oklahoma City and Jane Hall of Harrah; and two brothers, Michael Gilmor of Kansas City, Kan., and George Gilmor Jr. of Pontiac, Ill. Services will be10 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas More University Parish in Norman. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Kairos, P.O. Box 30073, Edmond, OK 73003; or the American Cancer Society, donate.cancer.org.

 

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Daily Mail, The (Catskill, NY) - Thursday, February 26, 2015

 

Beloved Father (Clarence) Holmes Hutchinson, 88, died Tuesday at Columbia Memorial Hospital Hudson, NY after 6 months of failing health. Holmes born February 7, 1927 in Albany, N.Y. is the son of the late Clarence and Sada (Brown) Hutchinson. He graduated from Chatham High School and served the U.S. Army from 1945 until 1947. Holmes resided at his home at Merwin Road, Chatham, for 59 years where he shared his life with his wife the late (Evelyn) Greta Merwin Hutchinson and their 3 children, Robert Hutchinson of Voorheesville, Rickki (Hope) Titus of Fort Edward and Harold Hutchinson of Valatie Plus his cat and best buddy, Archie, and long time loving friend, Evelyn Carter of Valatie. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Amanda Race of Philmont and Courtney Hutchinson of Niverville and two great grandchildren, Over the years he was employed by French Funeral Home as Asst. to the Director, Madsen Overhead Doors as an installer and for Sterling Drug as an asset inventory clerk. He also worked at the Firemen's Home and helped out at his family owned Hutchinson Insurance Agency in Chatham. He also drove school bus for many years. He was a 4 H Leader and member of Kinderhook Elks as well as a lifetime member of the First Reformed Church of Chatham and a 50 year member of the Chatham Fire Department. He was a family oriented man who loved gardening, outdoor activities and camping and spent his days of late watching the deer and many birds he fed from his dining room table, which looked out over his expansive lawn and property. He is and will always be sorely missed although now is at peace knowing he is and always will be loved very deeply. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a brother Harold E. Hutchinson. He is survived also by his brother-in-law Paul Merwin and his wife Jane of Valatie and sister-in-laws Nancy Wahlbon of Astoria, Oregon and Betty (Elizabeth) Allen of Idaho Falls, Idaho. He had many nieces and nephews as well. Calling hours are Saturday 10 -12 with a funeral service to follow at 12. noon from the Wenk Funeral Home Chatham. Interment will be in the East Hill Rd. Cemetery Austerlitz. Memorials may be made to the Chatham Rescue Squad or Chatham Fire Department or a charity of one's choice. For on-line condolences visit wenkfuneralhome.com

 

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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

 

Antoinette D. Ingala, 93, of Shawnee passed away October 26, 2015. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11311 Johnson Drive, Shawnee; followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Catholic Community Hospice of NE Kansas. Antoinette was born December 22, 1921, the daughter of Jasper and Rose (Mazuch) De Maria. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Nicholas in 1997; brother, Jasper; two sisters, Anna Marie and Lucille. She is survived by her son, Nicholas Ingala and wife Sharon; daughter, Carmela Titus and husband Mike; son, Stephen Ingala and wife Sheila; daughter, Rose Ingala; daughter, Elizabeth Ingala; daughter, Mary Rockers and husband David; sister, Rosemary Asta; and NaNa's grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. (Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438- 6444) Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory

 

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Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

 

Jonathan "Bob" Ingram, 79, of San Jose Blvd, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the Carlsbad Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday (Mar. 26) at Mt. Zion Church of God In Christ. Elder Winfred Gipson of Hobbs, NM will officiate. Interment will follow in the new section of Carlsbad Cemetery. There is no visitation. Services have been entrusted to West Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed atwestfuneralhomellc.com Joe Nathan (Jonathan) better known as ""Bob"" Ingram was born in Clarksville, Texas on January 12, 1936 to Robert and Ethel (Titus) Ingram. He was the third youngest of nine siblings that entailed 8 boys and 1 girl: Nathan Thomas ""N.T."", Edward, Charlie ""Bo- Pete"", Norvell, Robert Jr., Sterline, J.B, Leila Bell and then of course Joe Nathan Ingram. In August 1955 Bob ventured east to Flint Michigan where his older brother Edward was living and began working for General Motors. On February 20, 1956 he married his high school sweetheart, Erie Mae Holloway. 3 Years after working for General Motors he was laid off as result of a decrease in production. Bob & Erie moved back to Dekalb, Texas. During this time, there were 2 children, Gregory Wayne and Larry James Ingram. In 1958 Bob and his family moved to Carlsbad N.M. He began working for the City of Carlsbad and remained an employee with the City of Carlsbad for 42 years until his retirement in 1998. During his stint with the City of Carlsbad he was: Superintendent of the mechanical shop, President of the United Steel Workers 187 Union, Founder of the Community Service program and at the same served as a Reserve Police Officer with the Carlsbad Police Department for 22 years achieving the well-respected rank of Captain. Bob was a well-respected and prominent figure of the community and a God fearing Christian. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, N.T, Edward, Charlie, J.B. Sterline and Robert Jr. and grandson Jeremy Jerome Ingram. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Erie Mae Ingram, brother Norvell Ingram and wife Virginia, sister Leila Bell Giddens and (11) children: Gregory ""Wayne"" Ingram and wife Gina, Larry James Ingram and wife Denise, Leonard ""Joe"" Ingram and wife Elaine, Vickie Ingram (Gates) and Cynthia Ingram (Bowman) all of Carlsbad, Janet Ingram (Akins) of Wichita Kansas, Justin ""Keith"" Ingram and wife Theressa of Carlsbad, Stephanie Ingram of Roswell, NM, Michelle Ingram (Smith) and husband Bobby, Dawn Ingram and Michael La Shawn Ingram and fiancé Lori, all of Carlsbad, 30 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Wayne Ingram, Larry Ingram, Joe Ingram, Keith Ingram, Michael Ingram and Anthony Ingram.

 

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Herald News, The (Joliet, IL) - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

 

Joseph W. Jacksa, age 88, entered into eternal life on Monday, November 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Marcella Jacksa (nee Titus); children, Judith (Roger) Kovack, JoAnn (David) Egizio, Joseph (Mary), and James (Kristen) Jacksa; grandchildren, Kevin (Amelia) Kovack, Kristine (Robert) Kovack-Lesh, Laura (Joseph) Cabay, David Egizio, Jessica (Steven Carlevato, fianc ), James, Anna, and Jacob Jacksa; great-grandchildren, Clare and Vincent Cabay, Alexandra and Andrew Lesh; sister, Frances (the late Mayor Arthur) Schultz; and brother, Richard Jacksa; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Jenny (nee Obert) Jacksa; sisters, Shirley (the late Robert) Skerjan and Rosemary (the late Raymond) Slobodnik. Joseph was a longtime parishioner of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Crest Hill. He served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He worked for most of his 34 year career at Commonwealth Edison as a Master Mechanic at the Will County Generating Station until retiring in 1987. Joseph was a board member of Chase Lake HOA. He was also a member of CECO Recreation Club where he enjoyed camping and boating. He was an avid traveler, visiting various destinations throughout the country with his wife and children. Joseph's love of life and family will continue on for generations to come. Donations in Joseph's name to Joliet Area Community Hospice or St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Crest Hill would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Joseph's life will begin TODAY, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, with prayers at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet at 9:30 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Joliet for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Romeoville. Obituary and tribute wall for Joseph W. Jacksa at www.tezakfuneralhome.com or for information, 815-722-0524. Arrangements entrusted to:

 

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Fayetteville Observer, The (NC) - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

Robert Craig Jennings, 57, of Fayetteville returned to life-everlasting with the Lord on Saturday April 11, 2015. Robert was born on June 18, 1957, a native of northern California. Remaining to cherish his memories are the "love of his life," his wife of 36 years, Lana Jennings; beloved son, Micheal Jennings and wife Bethany; mother, Gail Hart; brothers, Micheal Jennings, Daniel Jennings and David Jennings; sister Candace Leila; great-grandmother, Geraldine Pugh; and a large family of cousins, nephews and close dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Micheal Jennings; sister, Vicky Jennings; and grandmother, Barbara Titus. Robert, affectionately known as Bobby to his family, was ever the enterprising young man. He sold library cards to his siblings, which allowed them access to his vast collection of comic books. Funding more purchases with his acquired profits, he always saw a business opportunity in the making. He and his lifelong friend Miguel Lehmann were known for their never-ending "mischief" and "pranks." With an enormous love and pride for his country, Robert joined the U.S. Air Force in 1976. He received double master's degrees while he attended George Washington University, in engineering management, and University of Maryland, in political science. He was fluent in four languages and had many tours of duty worldwide. He was proud of his country's request to participate in the historical moment of tearing down the Berlin Wall. He earned innumerable awards and commendations as a captain of the Air Force. Upon his retirement in 1998, Robert focused on his extremely capable leadership skills, enjoying his new life as a civilian. # Squirrel. He had big dreams, always striving to do his absolute best, with very high morals and standards, and ever the patriot, he returned in service of his country after 9/11. Bobby is probably remembered most for his debating skills, quick wit, humor, easy smile, laughter, his generous devotion to family and his appreciation of finer things in life, including all things beautiful. He walked through life with a genetic predispositional "positive attitude." He focused on looking forward toward the good in all things. He most recently envisioned a future beyond the military to enjoy his "roundtable" buddies, his and Lana's flower garden and their beautiful home. An honor guard service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Lafayette Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his name to Wounded Warriors, Fisher House or a charity of your choice. Services entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home of Fayetteville.

 

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Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, IL) - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

 

Frank Jeters, 92, passed away at 7:17 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in Herrin Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Frank retired as a captain from Herrin Police Department after 21 years of service to his community. He was a member of Marion Church of God and Fraternal Order of Police and a former member of the Police Pension Board. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. Frank was born Jan. 15, 1922, in Herrin to Ira and Mattie (Perrine) Jeters. He was united in marriage with June E. Suddath on May 12, 1941, in Prairieville, Missouri, and she preceded him in death March 12, 1996. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Loretta and Bob Jacob of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Brenda Dale of Herrin; son and daughter-in-law, Frank M. and Jerri Jeters of Energy; nine grandchildren, Brad and Karen Graul of Energy, Bruce and Natalie Graul, Shannon and Angie Jeters of Energy, Brody and Nikki Jeters of Makanda, Rick and Brenda Jacob of West Greenwich, Rhode Island, Kristi and Rick Castore of Coventry, Rhode Island, Juli and Jeremy Dexter of Hope, Rhode Island, Randy and Courtney Jacob of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Ryan and Malinda Jacob of Coventry, Rhode Island; 23 great-grandchildren, Alison Graul, Keith Walker, Brocton Graul, Ryleigh Graul, Colton Herzog, Trenton Jeters, Cameron Jeters, Kamdyn Rasnick, Rhianna Rasnick, Devin Jacob, Kim Titus, D.J. Titus, Lexi Castore, Jacob Castore, Aubrey Castore, Abigail Dexter, Amelia Dexter, Ella Dexter, Eve Dexter, William Jacob, Maxwell Jacob, Leona Jacob, Edwina Jacob; two great-grandchildren due anytime: Mac Jacob due in January 2015 and Aralyn Jeters due in April 2015; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Jenny Jones of Energy; sister-in-law, Joyce Calvert of Herrin; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife; grandson, Jeffery Graul; parents; four brothers, Harry Jeters, Arthur Jeters, Paul Jeters and Ira J. Jeters; and three sisters, Idell Farrell, Betty Childers and Irene Betlock. The family of Frank Jeters wishes to extend its sincere thanks to Dr. Anantachai Pramote, Herrin Hospital, Williamson County Ambulance service, and staff, nurses and CNAs at Helia Arch in Energy for the excellent care and concern provided to him and his family. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Pastor Preston House officiating. Interment will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energywith military graveside ritesconducted by Herrin American Legion Post 645, Baker-Ladd VFW Post 1567, Freeman Spur American Legion Post 1273 and the U.S. Navy Honor Detail. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 7, at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to Marion Church of God, 1300 Broeking Road, Marion, IL 62959; or Lone Oak Baptist Church, 809 Ryan Drive, Energy, IL 62933. Memorials will be accepted at the funeral home. To leave a message of condolence, share a life story or sign the memorial guest register, visit www.meredithwaddell.com.

 

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Rocky Mount Telegram (NC) - Sunday, December 6, 2015

 

Dana Ray Johnson, 52, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2015. He was born September 18, 1963 in Edgecombe County to the late Holly Johnson and Dorothy Mills. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Tony Redford Johnson. He leaves to cherish his memory; special friend, Nichole Barnes; one brother, Leslie Gene Johnson; two sisters, Virginia Gail Titus and fiance; Buddy Jackson and, Tina Roush; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and many special friends. Memorial service will be held Monday, December 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Cornerstone Funeral Home. Visitation will follow after service and other times at the home of Tina Roush @ 6889 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803. Live plants are accepted, or donations may be made to the Johnson family. Cornerstone Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Johnson family and words of comfort may be shared at www.cornerstonefuneralhomeandcremations.com Cornerstone Funeral Home 1052 South First Street, Nashville, NC 27856. CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME 1052 S 1ST STREET NASHVILLE NC 27856 252-459-0001

 

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Albert Lea Tribune (MN) - Friday, September 4, 2015

 

Funeral Services for Lee Junior Johnson, 91, of Ellendale will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Ellendale. The Rev. Richard Sliper will officiate. Interment will be in First Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by Ellendale veteran's organizations. Friends may visit with family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Ellendale and one hour before the service at the church. Lee died on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was born on Aug. 26, 1924, in Moulton, Iowa, the son of Lee and Belle (Lawson) Johnson. He attended school and as a young man he began farming. When it was war time, he proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps. When he returned from the war, Junior returned to farming and then worked as a buttermaker in Glenville, Madison Lake, Freeborn, Bixby and at Ellendale Creamery. Lee received certification in refrigeration and also obtained his boilers license, working for EF Johnson for eight years before retiring in 1987. He married Alice Olson in 1944, they later divorced. He later married Jean C. Simonson on Feb. 14, 1976. She preceded him in death. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Ellendale, a 70-year member of the American Legion and was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles Club. Lee enjoyed dancing, traveling — especially to California and Colorado — gardening working on small motors and going to the casino. He made wine — grape and cherry were among his specialties — that he took to the Steele County Fair for competition. He was honored by the invitation to participate in the Honor Flight on April 11, 2015. Lee is survived by his daughter, Connie Johnson, of New Richland; grandchildren Sarah (Michael) Lindstrom of Blaine and Shawn (Jessica) Johnson of Kasson; extended family; son, Vernon (Jeanne) Simonson, and daughter, Lori Simonson (Randy Graves); sons-in-law Ed Eisel and LeRoy Peterson; grandchildren Dana Simonson, Crystal (Eric) Luxmore, Amber (Adam) Benson, Trevor (Jamie) Titus, Tyler (Shara) Titus, Carly Titus, Ronda (John) Stackpole, Tara (Jeff) Johnston, Eric Eisel, Kevin (Diane) Peterson and Darin (Sue) Peterson; great-grandchildren Alexa and Carson Luxmore, Ayden and Aubri Benson, Carter, Abbey and Levi Titus, Kylie, Kesi and Tony Titus, Kyle and Kaytlin Stackpole, Hallie Johnston and Danielle, Jessica, Nicole, Jacob and Skylar Peterson; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jean; son, Larry Johnson; daughters Boni Eisel and Gladys Peterson; grandson, Jamie Peterson; brother, Edgar Johnson, and his wife, Emma; sister, Viola, and her husband, Raymond Nelson; brother, Woodrow "Bob" Johnson, and his wife, Veola; sister, Ellen, and her husband, Jay Grunwald; and brother, George Johnson, and his wife, LaVonne. Lee loved to visit and bring people together. His always sunny disposition had a very positive and inspirational impact on the lives of many. Blessed be his memory.

 

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Times West Virginian (Fairmont, WV) - Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Norma Daft Johnson, 78, of Worthington, went to be with the Lord Wednesday (Nov. 11, 2015) at her residence. She was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Everettsville, a daughter of the late Cecil Daft and Bessie Oxley Daft. Norma was a homemaker and loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She was also a Baptist by faith. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charles A. Johnson Sr., whom she married July 15, 1968; two sons, James Broadrick Jr., and Charles Johnson Jr. and wife Cheryl, all of Worthington; three daughters, Norma Johnson of Worthington, Tina Robbins of Fairmont and Beth Titus and husband Greg of Mannington; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James T. Broadrick Sr.; a daughter, Patricia Cienawski; four brothers; and one sister. Per Norma's request, there will be no public viewing or service. Cremation services have been entrusted to Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington. Online condolences may be accessed at www.hutsonfuneralhomes.com. Hutson Funeral Home

 

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Hutchinson News, The (KS) - Saturday, July 4, 2015

 

William L. Johnson, 78, died July 1, 2015. He was born April 11, 1937, son of Clarence "Shorty" and Ruth Lindsay Johnson. He married Patricia Titus Oct. 4, 1959. She survives. Memorial Service 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Great Bend. Memorials: Golden Belt Humane Society or donor's choice, care of Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend.

 

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Herald, The (Sharon, PA) - Friday, December 11, 2015

 

William James Johnston of Sharpsville passed away unexpectedly at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in UPMC Passavant, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. He was 70. Mr. Johnston was born Aug. 27, 1945, in Sharon, a son of Paul Henry and Kathleen Eurilla Deal Johnston. He was a 1963 graduate of Sharpsville High School. Mr. Johnston went on to serve his country in the Army from 1963 to 1966, doing two tours of duty during the Vietnam conflict. William was the owner of Johnston's Upholstering, Sharpsville, for many years. Previously, he had worked at Wal-Mart in Hermitage. He was a member of American Legion Post 162 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6404, both Sharpsville. On April 24, 1971, he married the former Virginia Mae Haag. She survives him at home. He also is survived by two daughters, Cassandra Silimperi and her husband Anthony, York, Pa.; and Erica Titus and her husband Troy, Sharpsville; his six grandchildren, Christopher Titus and his wife Lorna, Dustin Koser, Ethan Koser, Giovanni Silimperi, Armando Silimperi and Alessandra Silimperi; and his brother, Thomas Johnston and his wife Joy, Sharpsville. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Humane Society of Mercer County, 29 Vine Ave., Sharon, PA 16146. Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Sharpsville.

 

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Santa Maria Times (CA) - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

 

David Llewellyn Jones (81) of Santa Maria, CA, peacefully passed away at home in the presence of loved ones on March 1, 2015. Dave was a bright, beautiful light in this world. Armed with a huge grin, a ready laugh, a joke, and an uplifting word of encouragement and support, Dave's biggest impact was perhaps through his work helping people recover from alcoholism--both in his professional counseling work and through his 43+ years in Alcoholics Anonymous. His wake of influence can't be measured and still continues to spread. He is survived by his brother, Roberts Jones and wife Jan, sons Allen and Floyd and wife Lila, daughters Angie and Denise, sons Manuel and Paul, and nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that span Virginia, Colorado, and California. Dave is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Trevino Jones. Born in Sonora, CA, on February 8, 1934 to Roberts Earl Jones and Helen Esterbelle St. John, mother Helen passed away 12 days after Dave was born, and Roberts (Bob) married Georgia Titus. Dave's family moved with his father's forestry career to many California towns, including San Bernardino, Quincy, and Mt. Shasta. Dave attended Chico State University, then transferred to and graduated from Santa Barbara College of the University of California (later to become UCSB) with a bachelors degree in theater and theater lighting. He acted in many theater productions, sometimes stealing the show with colorfully acted bit parts. After college, Dave joined the U.S. Army serving as a military policeman. Dave's professional life was as colorful and varied as the man himself. His first gig in Santa Maria was a men's clothing salesman for J.C. Penney. As an up-and-coming businessman, he was active in the Jaycees (the Junior Chamber of Commerce). Next, he went on to sell advertising and write ad copy for KSMA radio. KSMA also broadcasted Allan Hancock College basketball games, and Dave served as game statistician for game announcer Joe Hagerman, also the station's owner. (It should also be noted that Dave did his own informal announcing by yelling at the referees from the press box when they blew a call.) Dave also served as an announcer for the annual Elks Rodeo Parade. After KSMA, following his entrepreneurial spirit, Dave started his own mobile bicycle repair business (The Bike Man), and his iconic Bike Man van could be seen clattering all over town during the week (with Dave waving and honking at everybody he knew, which was a lot of people!), or set up to sell newly refurbished bikes at the Nipomo Swap Meet on weekends. After the bike business, Dave worked as a service station attendant at a longtime friend's gas station (Doug Myers Chevron), then moved on to work in a transmission shop, followed by a sandblasting shop. Dave then settled into a number of years as a drug and alcohol counselor with Cottage Care, leveraging his years of experience and sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous. Dave finished his professional career as a Crematory Operator at Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary. Dave was an avid student of the Civil War, and he loved Native American history and culture, often spending camping trips wandering off to look for arrowheads. On a family member's birthday, he or she could always look forward to a phone call that featured a harmonica rendition of Happy Birthday, followed by a train whistle and a party horn. Dave loved ice cream. He loved going to Shell Beach to watch the pelicans dive. Most of all, Dave's adult life was saved by and devoted to Alcoholics Anonymous, where he helped many people follow his path to sobriety. The support and friendships he found in AA lay at his very core. In his humorous, playfully self-deprecating spirit, Dave recently said of himself, "I'm never right, but I'm never in doubt! And I'm a friend of Bill W." In the words of a nephew in Virginia, "We are all better people because he was in our lives." A Dave Jones celebration party will take place Saturday, March 28, 2015 at noon, at the Casa Grande mobile home park clubhouse, 519 W. Taylor St., Santa Maria, CA. You can also see this remembrance and leave comments about Dave at https://davidllewellynjones.wordpress.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens. Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary & Crematory (805) 922-8463 www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com

 

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Express-Times, The (Easton, PA) - Thursday, May 28, 2015

 

Helen Mae Jones, 81, of Lopatcong Township, NJ, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Easton Hospital Emergency Room. Born April 22, 1934, in Belvidere, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Gerald Titus and Jennie Romig Lear. Her husband, Roy A. Jones, died October 30, 1980. Helen retired as the lunch counter manager of the former F.W. Woolworth's after 33 years, having last worked in the Hillcrest store and for many years in the downtown Easton store. After retirement she worked for Fashion Bug, Phillipsburg, for several years. Helen was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who most enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed going to casinos, crocheting, word puzzles, and reading, especially Bible psalms. She was a member of TOPS. Surviving are five sons, Frank A. and his wife Sharon, of Kilgore, TX, Jerry A. and his wife Lu and Wayne M., all of Easton, Donald L. and his wife Barb, of Phillipsburg, NJ and Roy A., Jr. and his wife Helen, of Palmer Township; two daughters, Susan Rice and her husband Bob, of Walnutport and Donna Heater and her husband Jim, of Alpha, NJ; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Paul A. Jones and a brother, Harry Titus. Services will be held at 11am Thursday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Call Thursday 10-11am in the funeral home. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com. Memorials may be made to 1p36 Deletion Support & Awareness, ATTN: Karen Bess, 48 Cornfield Lane, Warwick, NY 10990 or 1p36DSA.org. 1p36 Deletion Support & Awareness was dear to her heart because of her great-grandson, Jason Banghart.

 

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Express-Times, The (Easton, PA) - Friday, November 13, 2015

 

Jerry A. Jones, 60, of Phillipsburg, NJ, formerly of Easton, PA, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at his home. Born September 18, 1955, in Easton, he was a son of the late Roy A. Sr. and Helen Mae Titus Jones. He was a union painter for Local 1005 for over 20 years. Jerry attended Easton Area High School. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid Eagles and Mets fan. Jerry was a life member and served on the board of Order of Fleas and was a member of Citizens Hose Company. He was a baseball coach for Easton Midget Association. He is survived by his wife, Lucy (Amato); a son, Ryan Amato and his fiancee Shelly, and a daughter, Kelsey Jones, all of Easton; four brothers, Frank A. and his wife Sharon, of Kilgore, TX, Wayne M., of Easton, Donald L. and his wife Barb, of Phillipsburg, NJ and Roy A., Jr. and his wife Helen, of Palmer Township; two sisters, Susan Rice and her husband Bob, of Palmer Township and Donna Heater and her husband Jim, of Alpha, NJ; two grandchildren, Preston and Ryenn Amato; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul A. Jones. Private services are under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family c/o the funeral home.

 

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR) - Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Terri Lynn Jumonville, 55, of Vilonia peacefully lost her fight against cancer and went to be with the Lord on January 20 in the hospital with her family by her side. She was a loving mother, sister daughter, and Mimi. She was preceded in death by her husband,James (Jim) Jumonville. She is survived by her son, Brandon Whitfield (Sarah) of Sherwood; her daughter, Kira Lynn McNair of San Antonio,Tx; Her parents Adrin and Betty Ward of England; Her sister, Mitzi Titus (Ken) of Little Rock; Her brother, Michael Ward (Tiffany) of Little Rock. Also left to cherish her memory are her 4 grandchildren whom she loved so much, Tyler, Lily, and Lorelai Whitfield, and Logan Mcnair. She will also be missed by her beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends! She lived for her family, her precious fur babies (four dogs, one cat, and her horses)! She was a substitute teacher for Vilonia and Conway schools and loved every minute! She felt blessed to be surrounded by kids and loved her coworkers. Her favorite Past times were reading, crocheting, and watching her grandsons play baseball! But she most enjoyed spending her weekends with all her B.I.S. girls camping and traveling with their horses. She asked that special donations be made to Camp Robinson Conservation Assoc. to help rebuild camp area that suffered tornado damage. Funeral Services will be Saturday January 24th at 2 p.m. at Wilson Robison Funeral Chapel of England. Visitation will be Friday January 23rd from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Burial will be at Mulberry Cemetery. To sign guest book go to www.wilsonrobisonfhengland. com. We love you Momma!!!!!!

 

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Gazette, The (Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, IA) - Saturday, August 8, 2015

 

Bernice J. Kahler, 95, formerly of Oxford, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at St. Mary's Auditorium in Oxford, with burial to follow in the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the auditorium in Oxford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bernice's memory to Iowa City Hope Lodge or Children's Cancer Connection. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the Web at www.gayandciha.com. Bernice Juanita Reynolds was born Sept. 3, 1919, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Coral (Titus) Reynolds. She attended Oxford schools, graduating with the class of 1937. On Sept. 4, 1938, she married John A. "Jack" Kahler in Council Bluffs. She had worked in various jobs over the years – at Bill Zuber's Restaurant in Homestead, Amana Refrigeration for many years, and in the dietary department on the Oakdale campus of the University of Iowa. But near and dear to her heart was her family! She loved being wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma to so many. Her family loved her cooking, canning, baking and traveling with them. While working at the university, she developed a "liking" for the men's basketball team, often serving their meals to them while they attended here. In her years living in Oxford she fondly remembered playing on the girl's basketball team in high school. She was proud to have been the church organist of the former Zion Lutheran Church in Oxford, and upon its closing, she became a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Her family includes her three children, John "Jack" Kahler Jr. (Joan) of Tiffin, Naomi Nearad (Richard) of Swisher and Arlene Gerard (John) of North Liberty; son-in-law Joe Prymek of Oxford; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, "Jack;" two daughters, Janet Prymek and Sylvia Adams; son-in-law, Paul Adams; grandson, Jim "Smoe" Prymek; and a sister, Lorraine Koch and her husband, the Rev. Paul Koch. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Bernice's family and her services.

 

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Hutchinson News, The (KS) - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

Mabel A. Kapp, 88, passed away April 13, 2015, at Hospice of East Texas, Tyler, Texas. She was born July 8, 1926, in Stafford, Kan., the daughter of Arthur E. and Flossie Titus Vansickle. She was a member of the Lake Palestine Baptist Church, Chandler, Texas. On June 11, 1944, she married James R. "Dick" Kapp at Moscow, Kan. He passed away Nov. 25, 2011. She is survived by a son, Craig Kapp of Chandler, Texas; a daughter, T. J. (Kent) Hoskinson of Buhler; a sister; three grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Eugene; a daughter, JoAnn Cline; a granddaughter, Liesa Klein; and eight siblings. There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Buhler East Cemetery, Buhler. Memorials may be sent to The Hospice of East Texas, in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 North Main, Buhler, KS 67522.

 

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Burlington County Times (Willingboro, NJ) - Sunday, April 5, 2015

 

Elizabeth (Hollich) Kelly of Hatboro passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Abington Memorial Hospital. She was 95. Elizabeth was the beloved wife of the late Howard J. Kelly Jr., with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Clearfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Fusek) Hollich. Elizabeth was a lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hatboro. She was instrumental in organizing the St. John's Senior Citizens Club, where she served as president, vice president, and treasurer. She enjoyed providing transportation to those who could not attend club or church functions, and also served in the St. John's Social Ministry and taught Sunday school. Outside of her involvement with her church, Elizabeth had a great love for her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time attending all of their sporting events. She will be remembered as a beautiful person and mother, grandmother and great grandmother and will be sorely missed by those who knew her. Elizabeth is survived by her children, Betty Titus, Nancy Quintus (Edward), Howard J. Kelly III (Kathleen), and Patty Warden, 12 grandsons, one granddaughter, and 16 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing after 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, April 6, at the Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro, and again after 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 505 N. York Road, Hatboro, where her funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elizabeth Kelly's memory may be made to her church mentioned above. Online condolences may be shared with the family at the funeral home's web site listed below.Schneider Funeral Home, Hatboro www.schneiderfuneralhome.net

 

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News Democrat, The (Georgetown, OH) - Saturday, July 25, 2015

 

Victoria Mae Kennard, 32, of Ripley, died Saturday, July 18, 2015 as a result of the flash flooding of Red Oak Creek near Ripley. The tragedy also claimed the lives of her unborn daughter Victoria Guadalupe Barrios, her seven year old son – Gabriel Manuel Barrios and her five year old daughter – Rosalinda Isabel Barrios. Victoria was a dedicated and loving mother who always put her children and family before anything else. Victoria was born Feb. 23, 1983 in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Ralph and Linda Kennard. Victoria is survived by her husband - Marco Antonio Barrios; two sons – Nicholas Alexander Kennard and Marco Antonio Barrios, Jr.; one sister – Betty Kennard of Ripley, Ohio; two brothers – Ralph Kennard and Christopher Kennard (Loretta) of Manchester; niece – Teri Wright of Ripley and great niece – Mya Titus of Ripley. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 at Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley. Father Michael Comer and Father Michael Black will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Maysville, Ky.

 

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Garden Island, The (Lihue, HI) - Thursday, November 26, 2015

 

Charles Kyung Yup Kim of Wailua Homesteads passed away in Wilcox Memorial Hospital on November 19, 2015, at the age of 93. He was born in Lihue on April 20, 1923 and retired as a Merchant Marine. Preceded in death by his parents, Chang Soo Kim and Josephine Kane; siblings, George Kyung Hu Kim, Dinah Kahoowahakalani Kim Titus, Christian Chaney Kealohanalani Goo, Francis Sing Kahaole Hoomanaonui Goo, Josephine Minamina Sai Goo Kawakami, Joseph Kanakahela Goo Charles is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Noni Kim Salis; one brother, Hans Tu Goo; caregivers, The Brown Ohana; numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, December 18, 2015 at First Hawaiian Church in Kapaa with visitation from 9 a.m. and services celebrated at 10 a.m. Luau to follow. Kauai Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home assisted the Kim family with arrangements.

 

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El Paso Times (TX) - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

 

Karen Sue Kimberlin Our beloved Karen was called to be with our Lord December 24, 2015. She was born November 13, 1946, in Pampa, TX. She moved to El Paso from Denver, CO in 1969. Karen had muscular dystrophy. She volunteered at Hotel Dieu Hospital and Planned Parenthood. She graduated from UTEP in 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in social work and was listed in Who's who in American Colleges. Karen served on the Board of Volar Independent Living, helping people with disabilities live independently. She was preceded in death by her dad, Kirby Kimberlin. She is survived by her mother Cleta Bridler, sisters Nancy Kimberlin, Vicky Titus, Linnea Hart (Dean), step brother Bill Bridler Jr. (Laura), step sister Linda Keene (Bill) several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and her special dog Daisy. Life time friends were made by all who knew her. We extend thanks to nurses, respiratory therapists and aides at St. Teresa Rehab. Donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy, Volar Independent Living or your favorite charity. Memorial service will be held Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 1:00pm at Martin Funeral Home Central conducted by Coronado Baptist, Pastor Mike Woods. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home, 3839 Montana Ave.

 

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Woodward News (OK) - Monday, March 9, 2015

 

Carolyn E. Kincaid, 69 year old Woodward resident, died Thursday, March 5, 2015 in the Woodward Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Shannon Davis officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home. Carolyn Elizabeth (Hamlin) Kincaid was born on June 24, 1945 in Bunch, Oklahoma to Lawrence and Bessie Opal (Riggs) Hamlin. She was reared in Bunch, Oklahoma and attended school at Cave Springs, graduating in 1964. She was united in marriage to Curtis Neal Kincaid at the First Baptist Church in Custer City, Oklahoma on September 5, 1964. They were blessed with two daughters, Deborah Dawn and Michelle Kris. They made their first home in Clinton before moving to Custer City where she taught school. The family moved to Woodward in 1972 and they have lived there since that time. Carolyn went to work for the Woodward Public Schools and she taught 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade until her retirement due to health reasons. Carolyn had a passion for teaching. She loved her students and her co-workers. There was much fun to be had!! Carolyn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Woodward. She was involved in the church, especially when her daughters were in the youth program. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, quilting, but most of all she loved being with her family. Carolyn loved watching her children and especially her grandchildren in any activity they were involved in. She is survived by her husband Curtis Kincaid of Woodward; two daughters, Debbie Covalt and husband Greg of Woodward, Kris Titus and husband Terry of Woodward; five grandchildren, Carli Morrisett and husband Ross of Edmond, Casey Covalt of Edmond, Amanda Covalt of Edmond, Kaitlyn Titus of Woodward, Tyler Titus of Woodward; Sisters, Skeets Smith of Shawnee, Glendene Sheperd and husband Rick of Meeker, Tootie Ragg, Betty Thornton, both of Oklahoma City, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Bessie Hamlin, three brothers, George Franklin Hamlin, Oscar Lee Hamlin, Anthony Hamlin, sisters, Irene Simmons, Mary Howell, and Vada McDougal, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Earl and Lorene Kincaid. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodward Education Foundation with the Billings Funeral Home, 1621 Downs Avenue, Woodward, OK. 73801 accepting the contributions. Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

 

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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Sunday, August 9, 2015

 

Leon Kincaid, born Everett Leon Kincaid, Jr., 84, died in his home August 6, 2015, of congestive heart failure. Leon loved Kansas City and had lived in Shawnee Mission since 1961 with the exception of two years in Des Moines, Iowa, in the early 1990s. Leon was born March 22, 1931, in Oklahoma City. His family moved to Topeka in 1944 where he graduated from Topeka High. Leon was a long-time successful advertising salesman for farm publications owned and operated by Harvest Publications, HBJ Publishing, and Farm Progress. He played sports growing up, coached baseball in Johnson County 3&2 for many years, and was a lifelong fan of the Kansas City Royals and Oklahoma Sooners. He loved poker and had helped host a monthly poker group since 1987. He also was known for his sense of humor which he shared generously with his family, friends and clients. With the late Darlene S. Schrader, they had five sons, and he claimed that his "only prideful accomplishment was fathering five wonderful sons." Leon is preceded in death by his father, Everett L. Kincaid, and stepmother, Velma Stevens Kincaid; his mother, Joye Glass Titus, and stepfather, Jasper Titus; and son, Kevin Kincaid. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan Willey and stepdaughter, Kristin Willey of Sioux Falls, S.D.; sister, Jeanne Caldwell and her husband Jerry; four sons and their wives, Paul and Janet Kincaid of Springfield, Mo., Lance and Nancy Kincaid of Lenexa, Eric and Nancy Kincaid of Dallas, Texas, and Matt and Julie Kincaid of Leawood; Kevin's widow, Shelly Kincaid of Switzerland; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews; three brothers- in-law; and many friends. Fulfilling his wish, Leon was cremated and his ashes will be scattered in a private family service. The family is especially thankful to the caregivers of Compassionate Care Cardiac Hospice. Online condolences and tributes may be made at www.CremationCenterKC.com.

 

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Irving Rambler, The (TX) - Saturday, December 19, 2015

 

Pauline Titus King of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Irving, Texas, passed away Monday evening December 14, 2015, at the age of 105. Born in Woodson, Texas on August 12, 1910, to Beulah and Elmer Titus, she graduated from Greenville High School and attended East Texas State College. She had a long career in education and was devoted to all who were lucky enough to have her for their teacher. She married John Thomas King on May 6, 1933, and together they raised four children in Hunt County and Irving, Texas. Pauline was a longtime and dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Irving, serving as a Sunday school teacher, member of the prayer chain, and was the first volunteer/worker in a ministry for homebound members of First Baptist Irving, serving faithfully until she could no longer do so. Pauline's life was devoted to her Lord and Savior and to her family, church, students and friends. If she knew you, she prayed for you. Survivors include her four children: Lt. Col. Thomas King and wife, Glenda, of Mabank, Tx.; Martha Reynolds of Arlington, Tx.; Veta Trahan and husband, Jerry Trahan, of Tomball, Tx.; and Glenda Haynes and husband, Thomas Haynes, of Boerne, Tx.; nine grandchildren: Thomas Glen (Sam) King of San Antonio, Tx.; Maj. JohnThomasKingand wife, Wanda, of Boerne, Tx.; Paul David Reynolds and wife, Delia, of Omaha, Nebraska; John Reynolds of Burleson, Tx.; Rebecca Reynolds Dixon of Las Vegas, Nevada; Tina Reynolds Tahari and husband, Sadegh Tahari, of Arlington, Tx.; Lara Trahan Wilkes and husband, Lyman Wilkes, of Tomball, Tx.; Mary Trahan Chancey and husband, Aaron Chancey, of Hoschton, Georgia; and Lt. Col. Daniel Robert Haynes of Boerne, Tx.; 19 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and one nephew, Dr. Larry Lacy and wife, Laurel, of Austin, Tx. Pauline was preceded in death by her beloved parents and husband; two sisters, Annabelle Titus and Jennie Titus Lacy; two brothers, Elmer Titus and Millard Titus and son-in-law Paul Reynolds. The family will receive guests during visitation at First Baptist Irving at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 19th, and the funeral immediately following at 12 noon at First Baptist Irving. Burial will follow at Webb Hill Cemetery in Hunt County, Texas, which is the resting place of her husband and many of her relatives. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Homebound Ministry at First Baptist Church, 403 S. Main St., Irving, Tx., 75060. Arrangements are under the direction of Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home, 606 W. Airport Freeway in Irving.

 

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Capital, The (Annapolis, MD) - Friday, May 22, 2015

 

Lynn Grey Kitzmiller, 78, a 25-year resident of Tracy's Landing, passed away at her home on May 16, 2015. Born on April 13, 1937 in Denver, CO to the late Maurice Hazelwood and Elizabeth Titus Fisher, Lynn graduated from Emma Willard School in Troy, NY and attended Connecticut College for Women. In 1955, she married William Michael Kitzmiller and together they raised three daughters. Lynn first moved to the Washington-Maryland area in 1964. In 1974, she and her husband sold their home in Potomac, MD and, with their three children, moved aboard their 37-foot ketch, the Different Drummer. For the next 11 months, they sailed down the eastern seaboard through the Bahamas and, eventually to Haiti. Upon their return, the family settled in Westchester County, NY and Lynn ran the Art Gallery in the county office building. The family returned to Washington, DC in 1975 when Lynn's husband was appointed to a Congressional staff position. Lynn went to work for several citizens' action groups, including the Institute for Policy Studies and two law firms, Verner, Lipfert and Dewey, Ballentine. She also traveled widely through Thailand, Japan, many Pacific islands Peru, the Caribbean islands, Europe and Egypt. Beginning in 1979 and into the 1980s, Lynn assisted Congressional Delegations on missions to France, Spain, Austria, Romania and Poland. In 1990, the family retired to Tracy's Landing where they had built a house by the Chesapeake Bay, close to where the Different Drummer was berthed. Lynn served on the Board of Captain Salem Avery House, a local museum, and played an active role in a successful citizens' action committee to prevent the Safeway Corporation from building a gigantic box store in Deale, MD, which would have done substantial and permanent damage to irreplaceable wetlands and the Chesapeake Bay. Lynn was also a member of St. James Parish in Lothian and the Mayflower Society. In addition to her husband, William Michael Kitzmiller, Lynn is survived by three daughters, Virginia Grey Kitzmiller, Elizabeth Curtiss Kitzmiller and Katherine Dale West; and one grandson, Christopher Peavy. All services will be private.

 

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Chicago Tribune (IL) - March 3, 2015

 

Richard (Dick) L. Klein, 81, went to our Lord in peace on Friday, February 27, 2015 surrounded by his family. Rich was born on May 10, 1933, in Oak Park, IL to Albert and Ruth (Titus) Klein. Rich is survived by his wife of 49 years, Merilynn of University Park, FL; children, Steve (Alan) Klein of Cupertino, CA, and Debbie (Scott) Scherer of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Nicole, Heidi, Jamie and Madelynn Scherer; brother, Robert (Debbie) Klein of Escondido, CA; brothers-in-law Bud Daly of Oswego, IL, and Butch (Nancy) Oelkers of Schaumburg, IL; sister-in-law Karen Tuzzolino of Elgin, IL. Rich was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary Daly. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, March 4, at Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 40 N. Orange Ave, Sarasota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sarasota, at 9:30 am, Thursday, March 5, with interment to follow at 11:30 am at the Sarasota National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at University Park Country Club at 12:30 pm, and all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick's Church for a memorial mass in his honor or to the American Heart Assoc. Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries This is a paid death notice.

 

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Santa Fe New Mexican, The (NM) - Tuesday, September 8, 2015

 

Randy Knight, born May 9, 1956, passed away suddenly on August 26, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Ted and Sharon Knight, brother Rick Knight and sister Brock Knight-Perea. He is survived by daughter Tory Knight, stepson Alec Titus and sister Marci Knight. Randy will be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit, and his love of the Dallas Cowboys football team. Memorial services are pending at this time.

 

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Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

 

Dorothy Mae Koenig, 87, passed away on July 27, 2015 with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 17, 1927 to the late Louise and Clifton S. Titus in Pittsburgh, PA. Her husband of 55 years Carl J. Koenig, Sr., her son Carl J. Koenig, Jr., and her daughter-in-law Nancy precede her in death. Dorothy was a volunteer for the Red Cross for over 30 years at Boone Clinic. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Alan S. Koenig of Virginia Beach, VA; Bradley Dean Koenig (Dale) of Currituck, NC; Stephen Michael Koenig of Louisville, KY; daughters Deborah Marie Sands (Michael) of Camden Co., NC; and Mary Louise Bundy (Keith) of Virginia Beach, VA; 13 grandchildren Joshua, Madison, Casey, Carly, Riley, Jason, Stephen, Nicholas, Brandon, Michael, Crystal, Sloan and Vinnie; and 12 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6-8pm at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rosewood Memorial Park. You may offer your condolences at www.kellumfuernalhome.com.

 

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Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - Sunday, May 24, 2015

 

Charles F. Koerber, (Chuck) Born 12/10/29, he passed away peacefully on 5/21/15. Currently of Lakeville, MN, formerly of Edina. Chuck was born in St. Cloud to Charles and Anna Koerber. Preceded in death by his first wife, Glenis; his parents, and three sisters. Chuck is survived by his wife, Lois; 3 children, Steve (Nancy), Jim (Mary), Kim (Jeff) Hatfield and 6 grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 brothers, John, Tom (Joy); brother-in-law, Hugh (Florence) Holzknecht, and Lois's daughters, Danielle Titus, Andrea (Jeff) Olsson and her 5 grand-children. A long time employee of Int. Multifoods, he traveled the world. He was an avid golfer and cherished his many close-knit friendships. Chuck enjoyed winters in FL/AZ and his cottage on Pearl Lake. Private interment in St. Cloud. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM on Tuesday, June 2 with visitation 1 hour prior at the Church of the Risen Savior, 1501 E. Co. Rd. 42, Burnsville. Visitation 4-7 PM on Sunday, May 31 at: www.Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100

 

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McLean County Independent (ND) - Thursday, March 19, 2015

 

Ervin Kolden, 92, Garrison, formerly of Roseglen, died on Thursday, March 5, at St. Alexius hospital in Bismarck. Funeral services were held on Monday 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Roseglen. Burial was at the church cemetery. Visitation was held on Sunday from 4 to 7 at Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison. Ervin was born March 12, 1922 in rural Roseglen, ND to Lars and Anna (Sysness) Kolden. He was raised on his family's farm and attended rural school in Roseglen and graduated from Ryder High School. Ervin married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn Larson, on October 1, 1941 at Evelyn's parent's home near Ryder. They made their home in rural Roseglen and raised three sons, Wade, Kent, and Thomas. Ervin's life revolved around his farm and family. He spent the vast majority of his time working his fields and raising cattle. He worked for the Soil Conservation for a number of years where he measured wheat acres. He was honored to received the Soil Conservation Award for tree planting. He also worked on a construction crew and was proud to help build the White Shield Complex building. In his spare time he drove school bus for the White Shield and Garrison School Districts. Ervin was an active member of the Roseglen community, serving on the township board for numerous years and was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Roseglen. Ervin did allow himself a little fun, becoming an avid bowler, once bowling a "280". Ervin is survived by three sons, Wade (Linda) Kolden, Garrison, ND, Kent (Mary Lou) Kolden, Douglas, ND, and Tom Kolden, Wadena, MN; grandchildren, Kari (Russell) Titus, Michael (Gretchen) Kolden, Justin (Dana) Kolden, Jennifer Kolden, Paul Kolden, Allan (Shandee) Kolden, Sarah Kolden, Rebekah Kolden, and Rachel Kolden; great-grandchildren, Ben, Daniel, Victoria and Levi Titus, Joseph Kolden, Terese, Sammie and Gabriel Kolden, Kaleigh Kolden, Noah and Harper Kolden, Lumen Kolden, step-great-grandchildren, Jessica Heuer, Samantha Kolden, Alec and Chloe Kolden, great-great-grandson, George Titus; sisters-in-law, Ella Kolden and Evelyn (Chris Kolden) Patton; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Evelyn, brothers, great-grandson, Isaac Titus, and grandson, Jeffrey Kolden, who disappeared June 8, 2002, Lloyd, Clifford, Chris, Anton, and Julius Kolden; sisters-in-law, Blenda Kolden, Fern Kolden, and Martha Kolden, daughter-in-law, Barb Kolden, To sign the online register go to www.garrisonthompson.com

 

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Seattle Times, The (WA) - Monday, January 19, 2015

 

Kenneth Martin Korhonen Born in Seattle, WA on February 28, 1959 to Darrell Korhonen and Betty (Titus) Korhonen. Passed away on January 13, 2015 in Seattle WA. Ken was a lifelong resident of West Seattle. Graduating from West Seattle High School in 1977, he earned an Associate Degree in Communications from Highline Community College. He retired from Quest (formally, U.S. West) Telephone Company after 35 years of service. As a young boy, Ken enjoyed camping, rock hounding and competitive target shooting. His love of music and his membership in the Puget Sound Antique Radio Association gave him much enjoyment. He was proceeded in death by his father Darrell in 2008. He will be remembered and greatly missed by his Mother Betty, Sisters Mary Trujillo (Joe) and Susan Hart, Nephew Jonathan Hart (Natasha), Nieces Melissa Hart and Kyla Trujillo, Great nephew Kieyon Hart and Great Niece Makenna-Lei Hart. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10:30am at Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle WA. Burial will be at 3:00pm at Vashon Cemetery, Vashon Island, WA. Remembrances may be made to The Seattle Fire Dept/ Medic 1. Please sign Ken's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com.

 

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Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, PA) - Friday, July 31, 2015

 

Robert W. Kostar, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, July 28, 2015. He was 79. Born in Morrisville, Bob was a lifelong Morrisville / Yardley resident. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Kostar was a railroader with NJ Transit for 44 years, in addition to working several other jobs to ensure that his family was comfortable and had everything they needed. He was a member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Yardley. Bob was an avid fisherman and hunter who loved country music. He had an incredible sense of humor. There was nothing that he couldn't build, do, or fix. Among his favorite hobbies was building model airplanes and birdhouses. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Kostar, grandfather of the late T.J. Brigham, and brother of the late Dolores Laschutka, he is survived by his beloved wife, Marie E. (Titus) Kostar; two daughters, Lorie A. Kostar-Brigham of Morrisville and Susan M. Kostar-Nelson of Cape May, N.J.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert K. Kostar of Newtown, and Timothy D. and Mayumi Sato Kostar of Nashua, N.H.; two brothers, Raymond Kostar of Morrisville and Daniel Kostar of Langhorne; a sister, Kathleen Martin of Pocono, Pa.; five grandchildren, Shane R. Gibbons, Ryan P. Gibbons, Nicole P. Nelson, Matthew L. Kostar, and Tohkey R. Kostar; a great grandson, Timothy J. Brigham Jr.; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville. The Mnsgr. Samuel E. Shoemaker, Pastor of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, will officiate. Friends may call Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral Chapel. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Kostar's name may be sent to Aid for Friends, 999 Reading Ave., Yardley, PA 19067. Please scan the barcode below for more information.J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, Morrisville www.hooperfuneralchapel.com

 

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Journal-Standard, The (Freeport, IL) - Thursday, December 31, 2015

 

Marie (Freese) Kunz, 51, of Stockton, passed away peacefully at home on December 25, 2015. Deanna was born February 20, 1964, in Dubuque, IA; daughter of Jim and Joanne (Ricke) Freese of Stockton. Deanna married Donald Kunz on July 21, 2001. Deanna graduated from Stockton High School and dedicated her life to taking care of children. She was a care giver/nanny to many children over the years and cherished each and every child she took care of, including her many nieces and nephews. Those left to cherish her many memories are her husband, Don of Stockton; daughter, Chelsea Marie Kunz (Bill Titus) of Stockton; parents, Jim and Joanne Freese; three brothers, Rick (Cindy) Freese of Pearl City, Daryl (Janet) Freese of Warren, Michael (Jill) Freese of Stockton; sister, Rhonda (Geoff) Perry of Stockton. Deanna was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 2nd, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Stockton, with the Memorial Service starting at 3 p.m. A memorial fund has been established in her name. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.schwarzfh.com.

 

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Newsday (Long Island, NY) - Monday, November 16, 2015

 

Douglas A. Kydd, 89 of Denver, NC, previously from Bellmore NY, died November 13 at Olde Knox Commons. Doug was born to Douglas Sr. and Lena in Lowell Massachusetts where worked at the family Dairy business. In between graduating from Brown University and Boston University School of Law, he spent time in the Pacific Ocean area as a United States Navy Officer. He was admitted to the law practice in Massachusetts upon graduating from law school. A dozen years with a major oil company left Doug enamored with business transactions and the business aspects of developing properties, more than practicing law. He had done much of this work for major national companies over the years. In recent years, Doug shifted to real estate development work for health services organizations and he spoke often about enjoying the relationships with the people he met and worked with at these organizations. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing more than anything else. He is survived by long time best friend Audrey Ramme, daughter Nancy and husband Peter Titus, son Douglas III and wife Pam. Grandchildren Courtney Owens, Carissa Sawyers, and Matthew Kydd. Great grandchildren McKenzie, Cadence, and Grayson. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM Wednesday, November 18 in the chapel of James Funeral Home, Huntersville. The family will receive friends following the service. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com

 

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Malone Telegram, The (NY) - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

 

Richard LaClair, 70, of 87 Pork Road, Madrid, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Massena Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ellenburg on April 25, 1944, the son of William and Mary Jane (Jarvis) LaClair. Richard married Joyce Wood on Jan. 27, 1968, in St. Bernard's Church in Lyon Mountain. He served in the United States Navy from 1963-1967 and served in Viet Nam. He studied air conditioning and refrigeration at Canton Agricultural and Technical College (SUNY at Canton). He was owner and operator of Polar Air Refrigeration (PAR) of Madrid. Survivors include his three children, David LaClair, Michelle Valentine and Christopher LaClair; his six grandchildren: Joshua, Janelle, Kaiden, Drayton, Jaryn and Adam; and his siblings and their spouses, Sylvester and Joyce LaClair, Francis LaClair, Anne and Robert Titus, Katherine and John Henderson, Anthony and Mary Jane LaClair, and Veronica and Norm Tatro. Richard was predeceased by his father and mother; and his siblings Donald LaClair, Cecelia LaBombard, Elizabeth Harris, Leonard LaClair and Margaret VanNortwick, who died 12 days earlier on Dec. 26, 2014. Calling hours were Monday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Madrid. A Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Waddington Rescue Squad.

 

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La Porte County Herald-Argus, The (IN) - Monday, June 29, 2015

 

Honorene June Lanning nee Smith, who was born June 3, 1925, passed away June 17, 2015 at the age of 90. She was a daughter of James C. and Esther F. Smith and a graduate of La Porte High School. Honorene passed away peacefully at her home in Gresham, Oregon. She leaves two sons Russell L Titus and Leon C. Lanning and five grandchildren.

 

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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

Tyree Keith "T.K." Leake, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 11, 2015. T.K. was born July 12, 1925 to Tyree Harris Leake and Rena Lois Titus. He lived in Orrick, MO through high school, then joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 at age 17 with his parents' permission. He was stationed in the South Pacific during WWII and was a Signalman. Upon returning to Orrick from the war, T.K. met the love of his life, Diana L. Albertson, who he married on Christmas Eve in 1947. Over the next 63 years, they lived in Liberty, MO, Kansas City North, MO, Houston TX, Lake Waukomis, MO, Alamo, TX and back to Kansas City, MO. They enjoyed retirement in the Texas Valley in 1984 but love of family brought them back to Kansas City permanently in 1996. T.K. was baptized and raised in the Baptist faith, taught adult Sunday School, sang in the choir and was an ordained Deacon for many years. He was also a lifetime Mason and member of Ada Lodge # 444 in Orrick. He began his working career at A.M. Castle Steel but soon moved to the Clorox Company, working for them for 32 years, beginning in the warehouse and ending up as Regional V.P. for the Kansas City area, retiring in October of 1983. T.K. was preceded in death by his wife in 2010, as well as his parents, sister Lorna Paulson and brother, H.A. Leake. T.K. is survived by one daughter, Patricia (Robert) Edwards, one son, Michael K. Leake (Heather Misel), two grandchildren and one great grandchild. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews. Memorials in his honor may be given to ADA Lodge #444, 325 Floyd Road, Orrick, MO 64077. Masonic services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 17th at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, followed by visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., with services at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be at South Point Cemetery near Orrick, MO. Online condolences may be left by visiting www.gowingfuneralhome.com Arr: Gowing Funeral Home, Orrick, MO Ph: 816-770-3331

 

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Malone Telegram, The (NY) - Friday, February 27, 2015

 

Ruth Legacy, 102, of Bellmont, went home to be with her Lord Feb. 25, 2015, at the Alice Hyde Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since October 2011. She was born in Bellmont, the daughter of Sadie (Titus) and William Cromp. They predeceased her. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifton (Kip) Legacy. Ruth was a member of the Sheldon Baptist Church. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they loved visiting her. She enjoyed flower gardening, feeding birds and crocheting for everyone. She left her family with many precious memories. She is survived by two daughters, Shelva Holmes and her husband, Don, of Malone, and Faye Smith and her husband, Bill, of Dells, Wisconsin; three sons, Clifton Legacy and his wife, Kay, of Westport, New York, Richard Legacy and his wife, Molly, of Bellmont, and Gary Legacy of North Bangor; grandchildren Linda Trudell of Burke, Amy Hales of Georgia, Beth Law of Clayton, Donny Holmes Jr. of Georgia, Brian and Kevin Legacy of Maryland, Robin Banks of Maryland, Matthew Legacy of Westport, Rick Legacy of Maryland, Jeff Legacy of Bellmont, Stuart Legacy of Massena, and Rick Smith of DeKalb, Illinois She is also survived by several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by brothers Bernard, Willard, Maurice, Olin, Harley, Carl, Roger and Milton; and sisters, Rada Gallow, Ada Johnson, Mildred Earle and Ellen Cromp. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are with the Chateaugay Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at www.chateaugayfuneralhome.com.

 

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Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

 

George R. Lesinski, 53, of Burlington Street, died on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY. Born on March 1, 1962 in Watertown, NY, he was a son of the late James and Juanita House Sanford. He attended LaFargeville High School and later received his GED. George was employed at Dohl Janitorial Service, Watertown, NY for a time and was a security guard at the Jefferson County Office Building, Watertown, NY, retiring after twenty years of service. He was a member of the Watertown Elks Lodge #496. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing his guitar and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include a daughter, Brittany Lesinski and her companion, Nicholas Jaquin, Glen Park; ten brothers and sisters, Juanita and Scott Titus, Syracuse, Sherry Miller, Syracuse, Wanda and Arthur Calhoun, LaFargeville, Ivy and Matt Harrell, Stone Mills, James and Karin Sanford, Plessis, David and Virginia Sanford, LaFargeville, Edward Sanford and Colleen Calhoun, Watertown, Ronald Sanford, Watertown, Leslie Carr and Jen Westerdick, Theresa, Wade and Amy Sanford, LaFargeville; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. A Memorial Service will be 6pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Inc., Theresa, NY with Lay Pastor, Donna Fitchette of the Omar United Methodist Church, officiating. Calling hours will be 4-6 pm prior to the service. Donations may be made to Fresenius Medical Care of NNY – Renal Center, 22571 Summit Drive, Watertown, NY 13601. Condolence may be made at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com

 

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Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 

Mrs. Nancy Sue Levingston, 72, of Cross City, Florida, passed on Monday, October 26, 2015 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Levingston was born on November 26, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio to Howard and Catherine Ortman. She is survived by her sons, Raymond Livingston and Ken Livingston, both of Cross City, FL; daughter, Linda Titus of Cross City, FL; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother, John Ortman of Columbus OH; sisters, Mari McClain of Columbus, OH, Katherine Peters of Circleville, OH, Jona Williams of Columbus, OH, and Mary Jane Truesdell of Gallipolis, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband James Levingston, two sisters and a great granddaughter. Arrangements were placed under the care of RICK GOODING FUNERAL HOME, Cross City, Florida, 352-498-5400.

 

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Sunday, March 29, 2015

 

Catherine "Kay" Lewandowski,  (of Carmichaels, Pa.) was reunited with her loved ones in heaven on March 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by parents Frank and Ann (nee Galanda) Pausic and her dear sister Aggie Kuharic. Loving wife of 57 years to Joseph Lewandowski, Sr. (deceased). Loving mother of Cathy (Sesler) Titus and Joe (Ceil) Lewandowski. Cherished Grandmother of Mark (Jacki) Titus, Kristy Titus, Tammy (Mike) Moore, Benton and Kurtis Brigadier. Dear great-grandmother to Taylor and Brooke Titus and Andrew and Hanna Moore. Beloved Aunt, Great-Aunt and friend to many. Kay was always ready for a party. She loved sharing a cup of coffee and her homemade goodies with her family and friends. The family will hold a private celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Cross Roads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Rd., Ste. 270, Valley View 44125.

 

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Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT) - Sunday, October 4, 2015

 

Anthony J. Lewis, 57 of Bridgeport entered into eternal rest Friday, October 2, 2015 in the comfort of his home. Born in Newburgh, NY to Thomas and Grace T. Shipman Lewis, Jr., Anthony has resided in Bridgeport for the past forty-five years. He was employed for the last seven years as a driver with Hancock Pharmacy. His spiritual needs were met as a disciple of Rebirth Healing and Deliverance Ministries in Bridgeport where he served as a Deacon; he was also an alumni of Pivot Ministries. In addition to his parents, he leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Jeanne Seawright Lewis of Bridgeport; a son, Anthony T. Lewis, Jr., of Stratford; two daughters, Nikkea S. Greene of VA and Ciara J. Lewis of Stratford; a stepson, Jermaine Titus of CA; a brother, Timothy Lewis of Bridgeport; four sisters, Wanda and Tiyonna Lewis of Bridgeport, Wanda Staples and Betty Ann Lewis of NY; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 AM in the chapel of Morton's Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport with Pastor Tanesha Owens, officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends are invited to the viewing Tuesday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at the funeral home. See www.mortonsmortuary.com.

 

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Daily Iberian, The (New Iberia, LA) - Thursday, August 13, 2015

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mrs. Eldora G. Lewis, 96, the former Eldora Gilbert, at 1 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2015, at Saint Edward Roman Catholic Church, New Iberia, with the Rev. Thomas Vu, celebrant. She will await the resurrection at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Loreauville. A gathering of family and friends will begin at Fletcher Funeral Home at 9 a.m. until 12:45 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. A native and resident of New Iberia, she departed this earthly life on Sunday, August 9, 2015, in Missouri City, Texas, with her daughter by her side, whom she had resided with for 10 years. Eldora was a woman of faith. She accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Saint Edward Roman Catholic Church in New Iberia. She was known to her friends as "Lo-D" and "Dora." She touched so many people by her smile and laughter but most of all for her fried biscuits and hot sweet coffee every morning. Eldora was the oldest of nine children. She now joins in glory with her husband, Lavin Lewis; her parents, Pierre Gilbert and Viola Titus Gilbert; four brothers Ernest "Babe" Gilbert, Joseph "Joe" Gilbert, Aaron Gilbert and Alvin Gilbert; three sisters Florence Gilbert Livingston, Ophelia Gilbert Highgate and Julia Moore; and one great-grandson Pvt. Raymond Derouen. She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter Theresa Delaney of Missouri City, Texas; two granddaughters Santtina M. White (Edwin) of Pearland, Texas, and Sherry M. Galentine (Kenneth Sr.) of Missouri City, Texas; five great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one brother Oscar Gilbert (Emma Mae) of New Iberia; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Active pallbearers will be Kenneth Galentine Jr., Jerrold Zilton Jr., Michael Zilton, Kenneth Galentine Sr., Devonte Landry and David Galentine. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerrold Zilton Sr., Larry Cormier, Treyrown Hamilton, Kenneth Moore, Oscar Gilbert and Joey Gilbert. Arrangements are under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home, 609 West Admiral Doyle Drive, New Iberia, LA 70560. Condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhomes.org.

 

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Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

 

Marion David Lewis was affectionately nicknamed "Spec" by all who knew him. His love for life, sense of humor and loyalty were unparalleled. He was a friend of many and enemy of few. Either way, one knew where he stood because of his genuine honesty and warm smile, or cutting sarcasm and quick temper. Spec admired you if you were a Neville student or alumnus, if you wore a military uniform, if you loved dogs, or, if you spoke with correct grammar (the King's English). Spec was compassionate to everyone who truly had a need, often working behind the scenes to support a worthy cause. Three times a week he took food donations from local restaurants to the kitchen at Grace Place, and worked there as a server once a month. Spec was active in his church, serving as an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge where he led the Stewardship Committee. Upon his return to Monroe, he enjoyed his Sunday school class at First Methodist Church. A master of knowing how to service a customer, Spec excelled as a sales manager, retiring from the Horace Mann Insurance Company in 2005. As a long time resident of Baton Rouge, Spec was eager to return to his hometown of Monroe. It was no surprise when Spec ran for city council in an effort to make Monroe a better place. He could be found almost every morning drinking coffee with his close friends, "solving the world's problems", and telling long stories from untamed youth as a player on Neville's first football championship team in 1955. Spec enjoyed writing letters to the editor of newspapers, always "writing it exactly as I meant it", and disregarding political correctness. It was always written politely, and as expected, correctly in the King's English. Spec attended ULM, LSU, and earned a B.S. at Louisiana Tech in 1960. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity and held a particular fondness for all his brothers of Delta Kappa Epsilon social fraternity. Marion David Lewis, loving husband, dedicated father, and dear friend, was welcomed home by our Creator on August 3, 2015. He was born December 21, 1938, in Monroe, Louisiana. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Diane Smith Lewis; daughter, Leslie Lewis Titus and son-in-law, Lane Titus; son, Jason Lewis and daughter-in-law Ainsley Upshaw Lewis; and daughter Holly Van Meter and her husband Phil, and grandchildren: Avery Titus, Aimee Titus, John Lewis, and Adam Lewis, Cameron and Chase Van Meter. He was preceded in death by his father, John Graydon Lewis and mother, Annette Massie Lewis; and a son, Mac Lewis. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 8, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, 3900 Loop Road, Monroe, LA. Officiating will be Pastor Lynn Malone and Pastor J. Roddy Taylor. Visitation will begin at 8:30 A.M. in the church. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Monroe. Honorary pallbearers are Patrick Anderson, Sperry Brown, Roland Jackson, Bill Ledoux, Terry Reeves, Jack Rivers, Tom Tate, and Henry Thomas. Pallbearers are John Lewis, Adam Lewis, Don Bartlett, Danny Moore, Scott Moore, Marc Thomas, Lane Titus, and Ferrial Willis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an organization Spec was dedicated to helping, The 2 Seam Dream Foundation, PO Box 82751 Baton Rouge LA 70884, an organization with baseball ties, dedicated to healthy living through disease awareness and the funding of high quality of life programs. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Austin American-Statesman (TX) - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

 

Frances Black Livengood was born October 12, 1928 in Delhi, TX to Myrtle and Edgar Black Sr. She and her big brother Edgar Jr. enjoyed many happy days in that small community. The family later moved to Lockhart where Edgar Sr. started Northside Market and Black's BBQ. Fran's childhood was scarred by the untimely death of her mother Myrtle in 1936. Happiness was restored through the marriage of Edgar Sr. to Scottie Lee and her daughter Jenny Mae. Much love and laughter filled that home on Walnut Street. Fran developed many lifelong friendships during her schooldays. She loved cheering for the football team, especially the handsome center, Albert Livengood. She and Albert married September 3, 1947 after her graduation from Lockhart High School, and began their marriage living in converted army barracks, otherwise known as married student housing, on the campus of Texas A & M. When Albert graduated they returned to Lockhart where Albert worked in agriculture and Fran worked at home raising their four children: Jan, Burt, Jill, and Mike. She relished her role as The Mother. Fran enjoyed playing bridge and bowling with her large circle of friends. Her mornings weren't complete without a cup of coffee and the daily crossword, and her afternoons were best with "As the World Turns." She had a special touch with plants and enjoyed many peaceful moments in her greenhouse. Fran overcame her fear of flying, developing a true passion for world travel. She travelled the far reaches of the globe, from Africa to Asia to Australia and Europe. Her fondest travel memories involved snorkeling the waters of the Caribbean Ocean. She planted the seeds for love of travel among her eleven grandchildren by taking each on a very special senior trip. Fran's heart was once again pierced with sadness when Albert died suddenly in 1987, less than three months from their 40th anniversary. She spent many sorrowful times watering plants with unending tears, comforted by her beloved dog Ginger. She added ballroom dancing to her hobbies, initially to fill time, but continued for years because she possessed true talent. Fran lost her son Mike in 2008, mourning his passing until her own death on September 21, 2015. Fran leaves behind a large family that will remember her forever, including: daughters, Jan Pittman and husband Gary, and Jill McCan and husband Richard; son, Burt Livengood and wife Gail; grandchildren, Darren Pittman and wife Courtney, Brandon Pittman and wife Kristy, Becki Reed, Shauna McCan, Justin McCan and fiancé Shay Monson, Brynn Titus and husband Jeff, Whitney Thorp and husband Ted, Maura Livengood, Jason Livengood and wife Jessica, Jessica Livengood and fiancé Chris Smith, and Zane Livengood and wife Sammi; great-grandchildren, Rio Pittman, Cruz Pittman, Liberty Pittman, Wyatt Pittman, Khristyn Parra, Nikolas Parra, Lola McCan, Rhyleigh McCan, Payton McCan, Chelsea Titus, Erin Titus, Nathaniel Smith and Greyson Livengood; brother, Edgar Black, Jr. and wife Norma Jean; step-sister, Jenny Mae Lapoint. Fran also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews as well as her cherished dog Coco. Funeral services will be held at McCurdy Funeral Home at 10:00am, Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Interment to follow at Lockhart City Cemetery.

 

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State, The (Columbia, SC) - Thursday, March 26, 2015

 

The funeral service for Michael Albert Liverman, Jr. will be held today at 12:30 p.m. St. Luke's Episcopal Church (1300 Pine Street, Columbia) with burial in Palmetto Cemetery. Bostick-Tompkins Funeral Home (2930 Colonial Drive, Columbia) has been entrusted with the arrangements. Michael, affectionately known as "'Lil Mike," was born in Columbia, South Carolina to Michael Sr. and the late Lora Stroman Liverman. Michael took a new turn in life when he was adopted by his grandmother, Harriet G. Titus. He passed away on March 20, 2015 at the young age of 34. At an early age, Michael was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He attended Arden Elementary and W.A. Perry Middle Schools. He went on to get his GED from Kentucky Job Corp. Upon graduating, he received a certificate in Auto Body. Michael had a brief employment in the Food Services department at Columbia College. He is survived by, his father, Michael, Sr.; a very special friend, Margaret Strothers; three sisters: Bernadette Williams, Ivy (Jamahl) Shareef and Lora Bratton; two brothers, Chris Liverman and John Ranzy Liverman; stepsister, Ieasha Palmer; a very special friend who thought of him as a son, Nancy Stern; and a host of very close relatives and friends. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.bosti cktompkinsinc.com.

 

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Calvert Gazette (MD) - Thursday, September 3, 2015

 

William Daniel Long, (Mgst, USAF, Ret.) of Huntingtown, Md., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, at the age of 85. He was born in Leonardtown, Md., on April 16, 1930, to Agnes (Woodburn) and Walter E. Long. Long was retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving for 23 years and also retired from the Civil Service as an Accountant. He deeply loved his country and was a true patriot. He enjoyed reading, mostly military and books on history and dabbled in the stock market. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his faithful companion…his dog. Long was the beloved husband for 60 years to Emilie (Titus) Long. He was the loving father of Eleanor Crawford and her husband John, Mary Saenger and her husband Tommy, Peggy Kopishke and her husband Jim, Catherine Meyers and her husband John and the late Carol Long who passed away in 2004. He was the devoted grandfather of 10 and great-grandfather of 5. A viewing was held at Lee Funeral Home Calvert, P.A., Owings, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the Covenant Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Owings, Md., followed by burial at Southern Memorial Gardens, Dunkirk, Md.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Huntingtown VFD & Rescue Squad, Inc., P O Box 482, Huntingtown, Md., 20639 or Calvert Post #85 -American Legion, P O Box 31, Huntingtown, Md., 20639.

 

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Hamilton Wenham Chronicle (MA) - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

 

Selden Melville Loring Jr., of Wenham MA, died December 2, 2014, in a plane accident in New Providence Bay, Nassau, the Bahamas. Selden was born in Concord, MA, February 25, 1937. Seldens great grandfather was Warren Sherburne who settled in Lexington in the 1880s. Warren S herburnes daughter, Mary, married the physician Henry C. Valentine who practiced medicine in their home on Mass. Avenue in Lexington. Mary S. Valentines daughter, also Mary, married Selden M. Loring of Wellesley Hills, MA. Selden Jr., their second son, lived on Bloomfield Street in Lexington for over 70 years. He attended Munroe School, the same elementary school his mother attended in the early 1900s. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1954 and received a degree from Northeastern University. In his high school years Selden developed a fascination with automobiles, especially classic foreign sports cars. He turned this interest into a long and successful career in the automotive field. Selden met Aila Tuulikki Valaja from Finland when she was working in Lexington. They were married in 1963 in Helsinki. Selden and his wife had recently retired to Wenham, MA. Survivors include Aila Tuulikki Loring of Wenham, and daughters Leila Loring and her husband Peter Kagan of Montclair NJ, Jaana Loring Melia and her husband Roland Melia of Font Hill Gifford, Wilshire, England, and grandchildren Hollis, Saija, Felix and Elsa. Selden is survived by brother, Victor J. Loring, of Westminster CA, and sisters, Valentine Titus and husband Warren of Greenport NY, and Linda Loveland and husband Robert of Piscataway NJ. He also leaves many loving nieces and nephews. A beloved brother, father, uncle and grandfather, he will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Spondylitis Association of America.

 

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Bluffton News (OH) - Thursday, January 22, 2015

 

Donna Jean Lutz, 87, died at 5:58 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio. She was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Columbus Grove, Ohio, to James Logan and Cora May (Taylor) Fruchey. They both preceded her in death. On June 24, 1951, she married Dwight Irwin Lutz, and he survives in Bluffton, Ohio. Mrs. Lutz was a member of the Columbus Grove Christian Church. She had worked at Steele's of Lima and Beaverdam School cafeteria, and retired in 1993 from Triplett Corporation, Bluffton, after 25 years. She had served as President of the PTA, was a Girl Scout Leader and served as President of the Ladies Methodist Group. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Lee (Edward) Seward, Lima, and Susan Kay (Tom) Foster, Harrod; nine grandchildren, Aaron (Heidi) Seward, Heidi (Rich) Titus, Colin Seward, Sara Kindle, Rachel (Jared) Huffman, Kyle Kindle, Brittany (Tom) Wright, Leslie Foster and Joshua (Michelle) Foster; and seven great grandchildren: Devan, Okley and Dalen Foster; Gemma, Lydia, Jaxon Huffman; and Ewen Titus. Donna was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, George, James and Ted Fruchey; six sisters, Olive Dunlap, Cordellia Dirzinski, June Bambaloff, Evelyn Myer, Ruby Miller and Helen Laman; and one son in-law, Robert Kindle. Services were at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove. Pastor Geoff Eubank and Chaplain Bill Herr officiated. Burial followed in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove, Ohio. Friends and family were to call from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to Columbus Grove Christian Church. Online condolences may be expressed at hartmansonsfuneralhome.com.

 

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Rockford Register Star (Rockford, IL) - Friday, April 3, 2015

 

Anita M. Lynch, 84, Machesney Park, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. She was born to Raymond Kling on March 31, 1931, and raised by her father and her grandparents, Walter and Betty Titus. She married Roger Lynch in Rockford on July 19, 1952. He passed away in Rockford on October 30, 1994. Anita worked at Scandia Lumber Company and later at the Winnebago County Farm Bureau. She and her husband then owned and operated Roger's Body Shop until their retirement. She was a past member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Anita was a graduate of Rockford West High School, Class of 1949. She enjoyed attending sporting events for Boylan Catholic High School, spending time along the Rock River at Martin Park, and loved animals. Survived by her daughters, Connie Schumacher of Rockford and Debra Lynch of Machesney Park; her grandchildren, Carissa Williams of Belvidere and Mitch Schumacher of Rockford; her great-grandchildren, Emerson and Mason Williams; her cousin, Gladys Carlson; and her special cat, Dusty. Predeceased by her husband, Roger; her grandson, Dan Schumacher; her father; and her grandparents. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Av., Rockford, IL 61103, with Reverend Dean Parker officiating. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Share online condolences at fitzgeraldfh.com.

 

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 

On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, William F. Lyons, age 66, of Lawrenceville. Loving father of Billy, Matthew and Aaron Lyons; brother of Sheila Titus, Jackie, Maryann Lyons and Clifford Todd; and the late Robert and Tom; also survived by four grandchildren. Friends received at the JOHN F. MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, INC., Butler at 52nd St., Lawrenceville. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Augustine's Church on Friday at 10 a.m. Visitation Thursday only 2-8 p.m. Send condolences post-gazette.com/gb

 

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) - Saturday, February 21, 2015

 

Mabel Madlyn Magill, 95 passed into glory on Jan. 30, 2015. Mabel was born in Hazard, KY 2-13-1919 to the late Patricia and Milo Mollar. Mabel's first marriage to James C. Davis ended in his passing in October-1985. Mabel was remarried on 8-27-1988 to James H. Magill and she and her husband had recently relocated from Port Saint Lucie, FL to Lakeland. Mabel was a wonderful loving wife, a mother who enjoyed homemaking, traveling, bridge and golf. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Palm City, FL. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lenora Batchelor. Mabel is survived by her husband James, of 26 years, and her two daughters Anna Rex (married to Marshall Turner of Venice FL) and Carol Lynne (married to Jim Prevatt of Lakeland, FL) She had four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Mabel was also preceded in death by three stepchildren: James, Jr; Douglas; and Nancy. She is survived by her step children: Donnie Titus and William (Sonny) Magill (both from Atlanta, GA). She has nine step grandchildren and eleven step great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Palm City, FL on March 21 2015 at 11 AM.

 

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Daily Item, The (Sunbury, PA) - Friday, September 11, 2015

 

Joan E. Major, 73, of 1037 Elm Road, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday evening, Sept. 9, 2015, at Geisinger Medical Center Danville. She was born Dec. 7, 1941, in Chester, a daughter of the late George and Irma (Walters) Titus. Joan was married for 42 years to Walter Major, who survives. They were married Sept. 22, 1972. She graduated in 1960 from Chichester High School in Boothwyn. Joan was a homemaker, a cake decorator and a house cleaner. She also was employed by Conchester Veterinary Hospital and as a security guard in the Brandywine River Museum in Chadsford, from where she retired. She was a member of the Ogden Baptist Church in Boothwyn and Stonington Baptist Church in Stonington, where she served faithfully as a Sunday School teacher and an Awana leader. She was also a member of the Chichester Alumni Band and the Sunbury City Band. Joan was an avid music lover. She loved working with her hands with crafting and gardening. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren whom she was very proud of. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Patricia Race and her husband Todd, of Adams, N.Y. and Connie Major, at home; three grandchildren, Julia Race and Aidan and Wyatt Race; four sisters, Marian Lynch and her husband Dennis, of Conyers, Ga.; Claire Bradford and her husband Jim, of Leesburg Fla., her twin sister, Joyce Smith and her husband Frank, of Shamokin, and Janet Major and her husband Don, of Boothwyn, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends will be received for a time of visitation from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at the Stonington Baptist Church, 2113 Hosta Road, Stonington, off Route 61, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. J. Douglas Hallman officiating. Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shamokin Pregnancy Care Center, 150 S. Market St., Shamokin PA 17872. Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 10 W. Mahon

 

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Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 

James Kenneth Martin born December 27, 1943 in Norfolk, VA. Passed away October 29, 2015 in Aurora, CO. Father James Martin. Survived by Wife Jean Daniell, Mother Winifred Martin, Sister Edwina Titus, Daughter Kelly Martin. Jim served in the United States Coast Guard before becoming a Real Estate Agent. He graduated from Old Dominion University, loved reading, music, sports and collecting. He will be missed by many. The family is requesting donations to assist covering expenditures. Which can be made in the name of James Martin and donated at the Memorial or mailed to UMB Bank 290 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Colo. Springs, CO 80906. Celebration of Life Memorial 11/11/15 11AM at The Warehouse 25 W. Cimarron St., Colo. Springs, CO 80903. See milehighcares.com for full obituary.

 

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Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - Sunday, August 9, 2015

 

William L. Maule, 76, of Bartonville passed away at 7:14 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at his residence after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was born on Jan. 1, 1939, in Marlington, W.Va., the son of William L. and Virginia A. Hiner Maule. He married Elizabeth "Shannon" Titus on Sept. 14, 1961, in Peoria, Ill. Surviving are his wife of Bartonville; one daughter, Heather (Steven) Heil of Keller, Texas; one grandson, Jack of Keller, Texas; and one granddaughter, Leah Heil of Harker Heights, Texas. Also surviving are one niece, Stephanie (Will) Rainwater of Columbia, Md.; one nephew, John (Jennifer) Barlett of State College, Pa.; as well as two sisters, Margaret Barlett of Ellicott City, Md., and Stephanie Kalin of Ellicott City, Md. Further surviving is one brother-in-law, Jason Titus of Laguna Niguel, Calif. Bill was a U.S. Air Force veteran being honorably discharged on Dec. 4, 1962. He worked for Office Max for many years, last working in the Peoria store before his retirement. He later worked part time at the Wayne A. Downing Airport driving the shuttle for those traveling, as well as Uftring Chevrolet as a valet driver. Bill was a devoted member of United Presbyterian Church of Peoria, where he served as an elder and deacon as well as an emeritus member of the properties committee. Cremation rites have been accorded. A time to celebrate Bill's life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at United Presbyterian Church 2400 N. Northmoor Road in Peoria. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Mckinney-Whitaker will officiate. Inurnment will be in the church memorial gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the building and grounds fund at his church or to Muscular Dystrophy Association. Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services of Central Illinois is assisting with arrangements. To express online condolences, visit peoriafuneral.com.

 

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Ocala Star-Banner (FL) - Sunday, February 1, 2015

 

John I. May passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2014 after 80 full years. He was an integral part of Ocala since 1969 having married and raised a family here. John was known and loved by many including hundreds he helped through his vocational rehab work for the state of Florida. He was a faithful parishioner of Blessed Trinity and Our Lady of the Springs. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Karen May and is survived by his wife, Jo Ann May, his two loving children Randy May (wife, Elizabeth) and Sandy Oller, his brothers, Homer (Sharon), Alan May (Pauline), sister, Joan Titus and ten grandchildren. He is also survived by Janelle Mertins and Tommy Hutsler, Jo Ann's children. John was patient, kind and gentle. He had a giving spirit, supporting 13 children from various parts of the world through the World's Children Organization. He had varied interests, including art, writing poetry, stained glass, cooking, reading and travel. A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 7, 2015 at Blessed Trinity. His final burial place will be the National Cemetery in Bushnell where he will be interred next to his first wife on Mon., Feb. 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to World's Children (P.O. Box 2708, Corvallis, OR 97339-2708, USA/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

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Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

 

Randall Lowell "Randy" Mayhew, age 18, passed away after a valiant and courageous battle with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Randy was a huge movie fanatic, he loved to watch cooking shows, travel and was especially fond of visiting the Franklin Park Conservatory. He was a Member of Team Heart and Sole, running in 5ks with his family and friends. Randy was considered a special friend to both the Columbus Police and Fire Departments. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents Lowell and Donna Titus, paternal grandparents Robert and Mary Mayhew. Survived by parents, Randy and Daphne Mayhew; brother, Dylan Mayhew; sisters, Donna and Dalayna Mayhew; beloved dog, Mandy; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other family and friends. Friends may call at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME, 2693 W. Broad St., Thursday 5-8 p.m., where service will be held 10 a.m. Friday. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations please be made to help with funeral expenses.

 

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Jackson Citizen Patriot (MI) - Monday, January 12, 2015

 

Marion G. McArthur, of Jackson, passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert McArthur; siblings, Gale Moffitt, Norma Record, Evelyn Thelen and Duane Moffitt. She is survived by her brothers, Paul (Beverly) Moffitt, Dave (Nedra) Moffitt and Neil Moffitt as well as nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends. She was born to Horace and Gertrude (Titus) Moffitt in Sandstone township on January 3, 1920. She graduated from Parma High School in 1938 and retired from Bendex after many years of service. She attended New Horizon Community Church; was an avid collector of toothpick holders and a member of the Glass Club. A service honoring her life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Lyon officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at Phurden cemetery.

 

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Culver Citizen, The (IN) - Thursday, March 12, 2015

 

James E. "Mick" McCombs, 89, of Mishawaka, died Monday, March 2, 2015. The Teegarden native was born March 2, 1926 to James W. and Eva M. (Titus) McCombs. Mick was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, was a Gold Star recipient and served as a Staff Sergeant on the front lines with the 1st Infantry Division. He was a retired butcher and grocery store manager. Mick was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, the VFW, the American Legion and the 40 & 8. Mick was honored as one of the passengers March 2, 1926 -March 2, 2015 onboard the World War II War Memorial Honor Flight, from Chicago to Washington, D.C. Mick was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue McCombs and his daughter, Patti Polich. His survivors include his wife, Pauline McCombs of Mishawaka; sons, Steven (Kim Miller) McCombs of Covington, Martin McCombs of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter, Juli (Paul) Humbles of Aldie Va.; son-in-law, Al Polich of Western Springs Ill.; stepdaughters, Shelly (Scott) LaPlace of Wolcottville, Karen (Mike) Horvath of South Bend; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. There are no services in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Hwy. Private interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family's preferred memorial is St. Peter Lutheran Church, 437 East Dragoon Trail, Mishawaka IN 46544. To sign the guestbook or to offer condolences to the family, please visit www.chapelhillmemorial.com.

 

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Ada Evening News, The (OK) - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 

Graveside services for Melvin Douglas McCord, 78, formerly of Ada will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery. He died June 15, 2015. Mr McCord was born in Ada Dec. 10, 1936, to Calvin and Georgia (Stripling) McCord and attended Ada schools. He married Gloria Berry who preceded him in death. Mr. McCord served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954-57 and owned McCord Van and Storage in Ada. He became an truck owner and operator, retiring in 2005. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ada and a former member of the Elks Lodge 1640 in Ada. He is survived by his wife Jeanie Holstrom McCord of Norman; two sons, Martin McCord (Renee Graham) of Gulf Shores, Alabama, and Matthew McCord (Sally Grumbein) of Cocoa Beach, Florida; a sister, Beth Hill of Sulphur; stepdaughter Kimberley McLane of Grove; grandchildren Thomas McCord and Nikki Ferris of Fort Worth, Marshall McCord of Joplin, Missouri, Michelle, Daniel and Noah McCord of Moore; step grandchildren Shawna Titus, Eric, Desiree and Katie Holstrom of Joplin; Lorie Ramey of Grove; and Shannon Holstrom of Columbus, Kentucky, as well as three great-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; Calvin and Georgia McCord, wife Gloria Berry McCord, a son, Michael McCord, a brother, Don McCord, and a stepson, Steven Holstrom. Advantage Funeral Service, Norman

 

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Jefferson County Journal (NY) - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

 

Joan A. McCormick, 89, formerly of Woodville and Calcium and widow of Willis McCormick, passed away May 1st at the Lewis County Nursing Home, Lowville, where she was a resident. The funeral will be 11 am Tuesday, May 5th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery, Belleville. Calling hours are Monday from 6 pm - 8 pm at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodville Congregational Church, 12599 NYS Rt 178, Adams, NY 13605. Joan is survived by her children Patsy (Fred) Smith, Lowville; Susan (Jim) Noble, Pulaski; Louis (Bonnie) McCormick, Brownville; Jack (Diane) McCormick, Watertown. 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren and two nieces. She was predeceased by two brothers Lyle and Hubert Dorr. She was born in the Town of Clayton, May 16, 1925, a daughter to Clarence and Ethel Titus Dorr. Joan was a 1944 graduate of LaFargeville and a 1945 graduate of the Watertown School of Commerce. She married Willis McCormick May 24, 1947 at the Emmanuel Congregational Church in Watertown. Mrs. McCormick was an Avon representative for over 20 years. She also assisted her husband Willis in the operation of Roes Feed Mill in Woodville for many years and McCormick's Sunoco Gas Station in Belleville from 1973 to 1979. Mr. McCormick passed away in 2008 at their home in Calcium. Joan was a member and former treasurer of the Woodville Congregational Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and camping. Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

 

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San Jose Mercury News (CA) - Thursday, January 1, 2015

 

Mary E. McCue February 3, 1926 - December 29, 2014 Resident of Mountain View Mary E. McCue passed away peacefully after a brief illness and leaves behind her devoted daughters Mary Ann (Ken), Kathie (Bill), Patty (Gary), Judy, Barbara (John) and Jean; sister-in-law Mary June; grandchildren Wendy, Mary (Laurent), David, Colleen and Tim; great-grandsons Patrick, Colin and Talon; nephew J.J. (Viviana); and grandnieces Camilla and Frieda. Mary was preceded in death by her cherished husband Dr. John J. McCue; brother John J. Titus and sister-in-law Lois. Mary had a wonderfully full life that included her first career as an RN, then becoming a doctor's wife and mother of six daughters. After raising her family, she went back to nursing and became Director of Nurses at Villa Siena until she retired. Mary was a self-taught gourmet cook and delighted in her family and friends. She loved fine arts, fine food, a wide variety of music, different cultures, and had a great love of animals. She led by example and always treated others with honesty, compassion, and respect. She was passionate about human and animal rights and gave to many charities. Mary will be remembered for her kind-hearted gestures, intelligence, generosity, and caring spirit. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 3 at St. Simon Catholic Church, Los Altos, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mary McCue's memory be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ( www.nationalmssociety.org), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ( www.lls.org), or The Humane Society of Silicon Valley ( www.hssv.org).

 

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Lincoln Journal Star: Web Edition Articles (NE) - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 

Robert A. McKinney, age 78, of Lincoln, died May 2, 2015. He was born November 20, 1936 in Lincoln to Charles L. and June Esther (Titus) McKinney. Bob married Marcella Dec. 5, 1981. They lived in Malcolm for 26 yrs. Bob worked for Burlington Railroad for 35 yrs, and retired in 1999. Survived by: Wife, Marcella McKinney; Step-children, Judy McEniry (Bob), Houston, Texas, Bennie Kermmoade (Pat), Danny Kermmoade (Robin), Michelle Smith (Rocky), all of Lincoln, Neb.; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Emmajane Crossley; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces & great nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles & June McKinney; sisters, Rosemary Gallagher, Patty Loos, Esther Farleigh; brothers, Charles McKinney, Jim McKinney, (Earl) Butch McKinney. Services will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Wyuka Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Wyuka. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials to the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com

 

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Hartford Courant, The (CT) - Thursday, February 26, 2015

 

Thomas Earle "Tom" McLaughlin, 65 of Wethersfield, beloved husband of Karen (Hartigan) McLaughlin, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Hebrew Home & Hospital. Tom was born October 2, 1949 and raised in Burlington, VT, eldest of eleven children to the late Earle and Theresa (DesVergnes) McLaughlin. He attended Rice Memorial High School, then the University of Vermont earning a Bachelor's degree, Class of 1971. While in college he pledged and was accepted to Kappa Sigma Fraternity, in addition to being an All Conference Football Player. Tom began an extensive career in Law Enforcement in Vermont; he was a Chittenden County Deputy Sheriff, a Police Officer with the Burlington Police Dept., then a US Deputy Marshall for the State of Vermont. During this time he met his wife to be, Karen Hartigan. In 1985 Tom and Karen relocated to the South End of Hartford, then in 1991 they moved their family to Wethersfield, where they currently reside. In 1992 he went to work as a truck driver for County Distributors/Waybest Chicken and remained there until his retirement in October of 2014. Tom also coached Wethersfield Youth Football for over 10 years. Tom's greatest joy and achievement was his family and the time they shared together. Tom will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by his wife Karen and his loving family; his son and daughter-in-law, Seamus McLaughlin and Diana Nadler, and their daughter Ella Cait McLaughlin, all of Guilderland, NY; his daughter Jessica McLaughlin of Chicago, IL, and her partner, Michael Auger; ten siblings and their spouses, Mary and Robert Barry of Pittsfield, MA, Kevin McLaughlin and his wife Valentina, of Burlington, VT, Jane McLaughlin and her husband Robin Synder, of Huntington, VT, Timothy McLaughlin and Terry Wixson of So. Burlington, VT, Sheila McLaughlin-Gorski of Clearwater, FL, Judith McLaughlin and her husband Robert Cormier, of Franklin, VT, James and Laura McLaughlin of Underhill, VT, John and Petra (Mix) McLaughlin of Goldsborough, NC, Colleen McLaughlin of So. Burlington, VT, and Louise and Edward Strong of So. Hero, VT; his mother-in-law, Vivian Hartigan of Wallingford; his brothers and sisters-in-law, John Steven Hartigan and his wife Anne Mittelstadt, of Bakersfield, VT, Beth and Greg Ives of Wallingford, Patricia and Michael Titus of Gloucester, MA, and Michael Hartigan of Colchester VT; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Memorial Celebration will be held from 5-9pm on Saturday February 28th at the Elks Lodge located at 825 Cromwell Ave Rocky Hill CT, 06067. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center of Hartford Hospital. Tom's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 34 Beaver Rd., Wethersfield. To extend online condolences, share a memory, and/or light a memorial candle, please visit farleysullivan.com.Paid death notice View and sign our online guestbook at Courant.com/obituaries.

 

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Herald News, The (Joliet, IL) - Sunday, October 4, 2015

 

Kenneth D. McMillin, of Morris, formerly of Channahon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 1, 2015 surrounded by family in the comfort of his home. Born in Joliet, the third son of the late Floyd and Dorothy (nee Dixon) McMillin. Loving Husband of 60 years to Marilyn (nee Titus) McMillin; Dearly Loved Father of Kathleen (Robert) Scott, Kent (Susan) McMillin, Mark McMillin, the late Dean McMillin and Lori (Richard) Price and their three daughters and family. Proud "Pa" of Andrew (Sarah) Scott, Kathryn Scott, Darren (Brittany) McMillin and Great Grand "Pa" of Cameron, Drew, Paxton and Barrett. Also left to mourn his passing, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. A distinguished Veteran of the United States Air Force serving his Country during the Korean War. A proud Channahon Farmer and a life time member of the Minooka American Legion Post 1188. Kenneth retired as an Operating Engineer from local 150 and played a great part in the golf course construction. Funeral Service for Kenneth D. McMillin will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Channahon United Methodist Church located at 24751 W. Eames (Rt. 6), at 12:30 PM. Pastor Sarah Hong officiating. Preferred Memorials may be directed to Joliet Area Community Hospice or UMCC. Interment Willard Grove Cemetery. Memorial Visitation Monday, October 5, 2015 from 10:00 AM until service begins at 12:30 PM. For information www.themaplefuneralhome.com

 

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Lewiston Morning Tribune (ID) - Friday, April 3, 2015

 

Cheri McPherson passed away peacefully to be with the Lord with her loved ones by her side Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at home in Clarkston. She was 52. Cheri was born April 10, 1962, in Grangeville, to Leo and Yvette (DeFord) McPherson. She was the second of three daughters born to the couple. She graduated from Lewiston High School and moved immediately to California. She stayed there 14 years before returning to Lewiston. Upon returning, she worked for Sport Physical Therapy before moving on to Regence Blue Shield, where she was employed for a number of years. She later went to work for Lewis-Clark State College as an administrative assistant in the nursing department before retiring for health reasons. Cheri was a member of CrossPoint Alliance Church. Cheri is survived by her mother, Yvette Freeman; father and stepmother Jeri and Leo McPherson; sisters Renee McPhereson and husband Jose Acero, and Kim and Jerry Titus; as well as nieces and nephews Adawnrea Titus, Adrianna Titus, Joseph Acero and Leo Acero; one great-nephew; and numerous aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clifford and Adella McPherson Sr.; uncle Clifford Arlus McPherson Jr.; and cousin Clifford Arlus McPherson III; as well as her stepfather, Ray Freeman. At her request, she was cremated and no services will be held. A celebration of life covered-dish dinner will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at CrossPoint Alliance Church.

 

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Marblehead Reporter, The (MA) - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

 

Frederick Edward Miles Junior passed peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 5th 2015, at the age of 83. Fred was born on March 29, 1931 in Boston to parents Josephine Romasco Miles and Frederick Edward Miles Senior. Fred graduated with honors from Norwich University in Vermont. He was a First Lieutenant, serving in Korea. Fred owned two automobile dealerships, then became an innkeeper owner/ operator of Cedarwood Lodge for many years in Jay, Vermont. Fred and his wife of 60 years, Jean Brady Miles, of Winthrop, raised their 5 children in Winthrop and Marblehead. Fred was an avid sailor and yachtsman who LOVED the sea and spent many happy times on his boats with his family at CPYC and BYC. Fred is survived by his brothers, Stephen Miles of Houston, TX, Ronald Miles of Winchester, MA and his sister Carol Galvin of Rock Island, IL. He is predeceased by Brother, Alfred Miles and Sister Lenore Quigley. Fred was the proud father of Frederick E. Miles 3rd of Belfast, Maine, Kathleen Titus of Marblehead, Jennifer Miles of Cambridge, Christopher Miles of Swampscott and Julie Miles of Denver, CO. Fred was a loving Grandfather to his 12 grandchildren; Jessica, Jamie, Jacqleen, Jennifer, Thomas, Sam, Luc, Brady, Mary Frances, Jake, Paige and Elise and Great Grandfather to Molly, Kayleigh, Jack, Benjamin and Mickey. There will be a service honoring Fred and celebrating his life on Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:00am at St. John the Evangelist Church, 320 Winthrop Street, Winthrop followed by a gathering at the Cottage Park Yacht Club, 76 Orlando Ave, Winthrop from 11:30-2:30pm on Thursday, following the service. For directions or to sign the online guestbook go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.

 

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Hickory Daily Record (NC) - Saturday, May 23, 2015

 

Hickory Jerry Lee Mitcham, 77, of Hickory, is now living in his eternal home as of Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Born Aug. 12, 1937 in Caldwell County to the late Lee Roy and Ollievee Bolick Mitcham. Jerry was a faithful member of East First Street Baptist Church in Newton, where he served as chairman of deacons as well as served on many boards and committees. Jerry was a member of American Legion Post 29 in Granite Falls. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran where he served for 20 years as a TSgt with the Security Police Squadron. Jerry then retired as a plant supervisor with the City of Hickory Water Treatment Plant after 25 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially following his grandchildren in their many activities. As well as making children laugh at VBS year after year. He also enjoyed gardening, baseball and gospel music. He was kind to all, a friend to many and told everyone he spoke to about the Lord. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Fred Mitcham, Wayne Mitcham, Glenn Mitcham; and sisters, Verda McRary, Rachel Miller, Violet Titus and Shirley Reid. Those left to celebrate Jerry's memory are his wife of 43 years, Revonda "Sue" Holland Mitcham of the home; daughter, Anna Mitcham Grindstaff and husband, Ryan of Hickory; sister, Gaynell Bollinger and husband, Paul of Granite Falls; grandson, Jackson Rylee Grindstaff; granddaughter, Gracie "Jordan" Grindstaff; and a large extended family and church family whom he loved so much. A service to celebrate Jerry's life will be held Sunday, May 24, at 12 p.m. at East First Street Baptist Church in Newton. Pastor Allen McCoy will officiate. Burial will follow at Winkler's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Hickory. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at East First Street Baptist. Memorials may be made to East First Street Baptist Church Golden Years Club, P.O. Box 273, Newton, NC 28658 or American Legion Post 29, 58 Lakeside Ave., Granite Falls, 28630. Condolences may be sent to the Mitcham family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com. The Mitcham family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover, 828-465-2111.

 

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Siskiyou Daily News (Yreka, CA) - Monday, November 16, 2015

 

Sharon Linn Moehring. After a long battle with cancer, longtime Happy Camp resident, Sharon Linn Moehring, passed away at Rogue Valley Medical Center on Nov. 5, 2015. Sharon was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on March 19, 1938, to Arthur Beck and Lucile Walden. Her stepfather, Frank Walden, who she considered her father, raised her with Lucile. Sharon was raised in Oregon City, Oregon, and Happy Camp. On Dec 22, 1954, Sharon married Larry Moehring; they had three daughters together, Thresa Linn Moehring on June 29, 1955, Virginia Mae Moehring on June 30, 1957 and Christine Marie Moehring on May 6, 1963. Larry Moehring was tragically killed in an accident on Oct 8, 1975. Sharon then married Joe Selby and had her fourth daughter, Michelle Lee Cortes, on July 19, 1978. Sharon loved working in the yard planting flowers and most of all quilting and sewing. She made many blankets for the family. Sharon also loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. Sharon also worked at the local grocery store in Happy Camp for many years. Sharon is survived by her mother Lucile Walden; her daughters, Thresa Moehring, Virginia Moehring and Michelle Cortes; son in law, Brandon Cortes; one sister, Kathy Hagelberg, and husband, Tom; and her brothers: Cliff Beck and Mary, Jim Walden and wife K.C., Danny Walden and wife Mary, and Frankie Walden. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Sherri Moehring, Amanda Burdett, Daniel, Corey and Thomas Titus, Tamara and husband John Barnett, Jimmy Moehring, Crystal Minium, John Lee, and Taylor, Aiden, Junior, Caleb, Lily and Willow Cortes; her great grandchildren: Ashley Spence and fiancé Michael Cook, Sabrina and Jack Spence, Larry, Cody, Sharon and Megan Minium, Alyssa Titus, and Corey, Brittany, and Olivia Barnett; her great great grandchildren: Gene and Heather Cook, Brayden Rhodes and Nancy, Karter; and many other family members: Frank Moehring of Lodi, California, and Jake and Wilma Moehring of Happy Camp, just to mention a few. Sharon will be reuniting with the love of her life, Larry Moehring; her daughter, Christine Marie Moehring; her father, Frank Walden; her brother, Brucie Walden; and her great granddaughter, Cassie Linn Spence. Services for Sharon will be at 11 a.m. on Dec 5, 2015, at the Karuk Tribe gym in Happy Camp. After services, Sharon will then be buried at the Happy Camp Cemetery, next to her husband Larry Moehring. Girdners Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with Funeral arrangements.

 

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Free Lance-Star, The (Fredericksburg, VA) - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

 

Rose Fazzoni Monchecourt, 89, passed away on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 24, 1926, in Charleroi, Pa. She moved with her husband to Chicago, Ill., where she was employed at Carson Pirie Scott as a master hair stylist. In 1970 she and her husband moved to New Port Richey, Fla., where she lived until 2001, when she moved to Virginia to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She was a charter member of Catholic Daughters of America in Florida, Court St. Vincent de Paul, where she served both as court regent and Florida state regent. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Margaret Fazzoni; her husband, Daniel Hunter Monchecourt; sister Marie Valdiserri; and brothers Guy Fazzoni and Frank Fazzoni Jr. Survivors include her daughter, Michele Donaldson and husband James; granddaughter Danelle Donaldson and husband Frank Imperatore; grandson Michael Donaldson and wife Beth Cates Donaldson; two great-grandsons, Drew Titus and Hunter Donaldson; one great-granddaughter, Sydney Donaldson; and many nieces and nephews. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family, making crafts, reading and crossword puzzles. All services and burial will be held in Charleroi, Pa. Online condolences may be sent at spallinofuneralhome.com.

 

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Daily Gazette, The (Schenectady, NY) - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

 

June J. Montanye, 79, of Charleston Street, Charleston, Four Corners, died Monday, February 16th at Little Falls Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Montanye was born June 20, 1935 in Schenectady, a daughter of Thomas and Ida (Stote) Titus. She graduated from the former Cobleskill High School, class of 1953 and later married George "Herbie" Montanye on August 13, 1953. He predeceased her on December 2, 2004. June worked for the Montgomery County Infirmary in Amsterdam as a dietary aide for over 20 years before retiring. She and her husband, Herbie lived in Charleston for many years and following her husbandOEs death, she enjoyed membership at the Duanesburg Area Community Center and spending time around people. She also enjoyed casino trips with her daughter, Dawn. Survivors include her daughter, Dawn M. Montanye (Jimmy Booth) of Flat Creek; one brother, Jigger "Jigs" (Donna) Titus of Burtonville; and several nieces, nephews and their spouses. A period of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 21st at the Langan Funeral Home, 195 North Main St., Central Bridge followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will be later in the Charleston Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Montanye to Friends of Bassett Healthcare Network, 1 Atwell Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326. Further information is available at www.langanfuneralhome.com.

 

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Chicago Tribune (IL) - June 25, 2015

 

Caroline M. Morris, age 100, dear great aunt of Frank Gorchos, Mariann Gorchos, Denise Gorchos, Janet Gorchos, Deborah (James) Ringstad, Rosann (James) Gilsdorf, Alan (Paulette) Kartsounes, Patsy McBride, Nancy (Tony) Bondi, Robert (Phyllis) Titus, Kurt (Linda) Zacharias and Marylou Burke; fond great great aunt of Joanne (Scott) Steiner, Rich (Barbara) Belcastro, Stephen Belcastro, Robert Ringstad; great great great aunt of Eric and Dylan Steiner and Danny and Kelly Belcastro; dear good friend of Jolanta Wade. Funeral Saturday 9 a.m. from Linhart Funeral Home, 6820 W. Cermak Road, Berwyn to St. Odilo Church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Friday 5 to 9 p.m. Info at www.linhartfuneralhome.com or (708) 749-2255 Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries This is a paid death notice.

 

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Enterprise-Journal (McComb, MS) - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

 

Hellen Pray Morris, 87, of Kentwood, La., died Oct. 3, 2015, at her home. Visitation is 1 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Kentwood with services there at 2. McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Morris was born July 19, 1928, in McComb, to Hubert E. and Freddie Q. Pray. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Morris; her parents; her brother, Hubert Q. Pray; her sister, Freka Hamilton; and son-in-law, Clifford W. Titus. Survivors include her daughters, Lauree M. Titus and Rachel M. Muth; her grandchildren, Tedd J. Titus and wife Kayla, Matthew W. Titus and wife Ashley, Lauren H. Fowler and husband Floyd, Jennifer Hastings, Dustan Stewart and Keri Lynn Gravois; her great-grandchildren, Matelyn, Ory, Riley, Noah, Abigail, Teddi and Tobi Titus, Christina Cox, Adi Rae and Kam Stewart and Faith Fowler. Memorial gifts can be sent to the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering, First Baptist Church, 310 Avenue E, Kentwood, LA 70444. Send condolences online at www.mckneelys.com.

 

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Friday, July 3, 2015

 

Nina O. Grizzell Morrison (nee Blevins), age 94; loving wife of the late William Grizzell; loving mother of Phyllis Weber (Roger), Robert Grizzell (deceased) (Jackie), Patricia Cathcart (Carl) (deceased), William Grizzell (Carol), Judith Titus (John), and Linda Groves (Joseph, deceased); grandmother of 16; great-grand-mother of 22; great-great-grandmother of 3; loving sister of 9; aunt of many. Services at the funeral home Wednesday, July 8, at 12 NOON. Interment Brooklyn Heights Cemetery. Friends received at RIPEPI FUNERAL HOME, 5762 PEARL RD. (AT SNOW RD.) TUESDAY 2-4 AND 7-9 P.M.

 

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Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - Sunday, March 29, 2015

 

Sonya Morrison. Sonia left this world on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 93 years old. Sonia was raised in Barberton and graduated from Barberton High School. She will be remembered in the hearts of her husband, Wilbur Dean Morrison for 71 years and her five children, David (Carolyn), Maryann Titus (Dick), Donna Dobbins (Steve), Martha Dobbins and Joan Carver (Chris). She also touched the lives of her grandchildren, Jeanette, Tiffany, Natalie, Jeffrey, Steven, Jennifer, Annmarie, Angie, Melissa, Sam, Joe, Katie, Will, Annagrace; 15 great-grandchildren; and many other friends, church members and family. Sonia was the first and only secretary of Guardian Angels Catholic Church where she was the coordinator of the PSR classes, First Communion and Confirmation classes and a member of the Altar Society for over 60 years. She was involved with the Barberton Head Start program and the Community Pregnancy Center of Barberton. Sonia had the gift of blessing others with her warm smile and giving attitude. She will be missed by many. The family will receive friends Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m. at Hummel Funeral Home, 3475 Copley Rd., Copley. where the Rosary will be recited at 5:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, 10 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1676 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Copley. Interment Copley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Pregnancy Center, 1058 Wooster Rd. W, Barberton, Ohio 44203. Please visit www.hummelcares.com to share memories and condolences. 330-253-6126

 

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Times-Standard (Eureka, CA) - Sunday, November 29, 2015

 

Lois "Babe" Sanborn Neuhaus passed away peacefully with her daughter and great grandson by her side at 11:11 am on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Babe was born on July 26, 1922 in Loleta, CA to Chester and Jennie Allen Sanborn. She was the youngest of seven, all of whom preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Donald "Butch" Neuhaus in 2012; her son Richard Neuhaus in 2013 and her daughter Donna Sue Neuhaus Kemp in 1976. Three nephews, two nieces and one great-great nephew also passed before her. Their best friends in life, Paul and Rosa Mae Grinsell also left this earth ahead of them. She spent her entire life in Humboldt County except for two years in Oakland, CA with the women of her family, whose husbands were involved in WWII to help with the war effort. She worked at Loleta Grocery along with two of her sisters and made many friends. She is survived by her daughter Debra Neuhaus of Fortuna, CA; daughter-in-law June Neuhaus of Manassas, VA; grandchildren James Neuhaus of TX; Walter (Anne) Neuhaus and children Bailey and Zach of ID; Jennie (Ken) Beebe and children David and Marissa of Phillipsville, Pam Kemp (Don King) of Phillipsville and son Brett Kemp of Fortuna, Joe Kemp (Tara) and children Kayleen and Kassidee of Fortuna. Her furry friend Libby, and breakfast companion, mourns her loss and her pieces of toast! Also surviving her were her nieces and nephews: Jeanette Sims and family of Redwood City; Don (Eunie) Sanborn and family of Ferndale; Joyce (Bob) Witters and family of Camino. Her special nephew-in-law, Dayton Titus of Ferndale held a special place in her heart. A week never went by without a visit from Dayton over the past 3 years. We are very grateful for the love and support of those involved in her care: Angela Murray, PAC; Ashley Bramlett, MA of Fortuna Open Door Clinic; Arlene Perry, RN and Rachel Kostick of SJH Home Health Care; and Chelsea (Princess) Koon whose love and support made the day to day care possible. As per her wishes no services will be held. Those wishing may make a donation to a charity of their choice or to SJH Home Health Care, 2127 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501 in her memory. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com under obituaries.

 

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Hutchinson News, The (KS) - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

 

Berniece Newsom, 98, passed away on Jan. 23, 2015. She was born in Centerview, to Clarence and Francis Titus. Berniece was a homemaker and employed at the Larned State Hospital for many years, and a member of the Lewis Christian Church. She moved to Fort Collins, Colo. in 2001 and enjoyed being close to her daughter and other family members. Berniece married Merril Newsom and they had two children, Merlyn (Gerald) and Donald Joe (Claire); four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandson. She is survived by two siblings, Mae McCune and Richard Titus. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four siblings and son-in-law. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Trotter Cemetery. Gathering of all family and friends at the Lewis Christian Church will follow the service. The family has requested no flowers.

 

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IlliniHQ (Champaign, IL) - Thursday, December 3, 2015

 

Doris M. Norman, 74, of Urbana passed away at 1:55 p.m. Friday (Nov. 27, 2015) at her residence. She was born on Sept. 13, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Everett and Ruth Jackson Titus. Survivors include her three sons, Dale Morgan of Huntsville, Ala., Rodney Morgan of Lawton, Okla., and William Norman of Fithian; one daughter, Rae Lynn Corzine of Urbana; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Gale Davis. As per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 710 N. Neil St., Champaign, has been entrusted with arrangements. Please join the Norman family in sharing memories of her life on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

 

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Morning News (Florence, SC) - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

 

Rudean Swinton Oliver-- Funeral service for Mrs. Rudean Swinton Oliver will be 2:30 p. m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Lawson Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Anthony O. Hooks, Pastor. Burial will follow in the church cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc.Mrs. Oliver died Sunday, April 26th in a Florence hospital. She was born in Florence County a daughter of the late Norman and Rena Moses Swinton. She was the widow of Jacob Oliver.She attended Tans Bay School in Effingham and was a member of Lawson Grove Baptist Church where she served as a member of the Starlight Choir.Survivors include: her daughter, Shirley Oliver of Darlington; her son, Billy Joe Oliver of Darlington; 2 brothers: Levern (Mamie) Swinton of Florence and Jerome Swinton of Columbia; a sister, Nettie Lee Titus of Florence; 4 grandchildren: James (Shemeeka) McDuffie, Demetrick (Ashley) McDuffie, Janet and Billy Oliver, Jr.; 8 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law; niece, Mildred Hiers; other nieces and nephews; The family is receiving friends Wednesday, April 29th 6 to 8 p. m. at the funeral home.

 

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Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, PA) - Monday, February 9, 2015

 

Steven M. Osterhout of Levittown passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at St. Mary Medical Center. He was 38. Born in Langhorne, he was a lifelong area resident. Steven was a graduate of Bensalem High School, Class of 1995. He worked as a manager in the food service industry for 20 years and had also been a courier for First Federal of Bucks County. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Eagles. He is survived by his wife, Denise Titus; his stepson, Ryan Koehler; his parents, Richard C. and Diane R. Osterhout; his brothers, Schuyler C. and Cody R. Osterhout; his maternal grandmother, Elaine Dickinson; his aunts and uncles, Robert E. Osterhout Jr. (Linda), Jean White, James H. Higgins (Marijo), Patricia Schafer (Steven), and Mary Ann Reday; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Anne (Breig) Titus; sisters-in-law, Beth Choisez (Jim), Maureen and Kathleen Titus. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, at Molden Funeral Chapel, 133 Otter St., Bristol, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made a GoFundMe account set up for Denise and Ryan at this link, www.gofundme.com/kme9n0. To sign the guestbook or send a condolence, please visit the funeral home's Web site below.Molden Funeral Chapel, Bristol www.moldenfuneralchapel.com

 

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Chronicle-Tribune (Marion, IN) - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

 

Patricia L. Padfield, 87, was surrounded by her family when she went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 30, 2015 She was born in Howard County, Indiana on July 27, 1928 to the late Hershel and Kathryn (Littler) Titus. Funeral service will be on Thursday, 10am in the Converse Church of Christ with with Pastor John Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Converse Cemetery, Converse, Indiana Memorials may be given to the Converse Church of Christ Pre-School

 

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Bellville Star, The (OH) - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

 

It wasn't the expensive cameras, tripods and flashes that made Don Palm so good at photography; it was his eye for the finished product and his desire to capture a treasured moment. Don was Bellville's local historian photographer. No community or school event was complete without Don Palm behind his camera capturing the occasion and it endeared him to the community. Don passed away Monday afternoon February 2, 2015 in OhioHealth MedCentral Hospital. He was 91. Born February 19, 1923 on the family farm on Spayde Road, to Charles L. and Alma (Spayde) Palm, Don was graduated from Bellville High School in 1941. He went to war in 1942 with the US Navy. During WWII, he served aboard the USS Montour (APA 101), a Bayfield–class attack transport as motor machinist mate and sang in the Navy choir. On leave he married his high school sweetheart A. Jean Gatton on February 3, 1943 (she promised him a kiss for every touchdown he made!). He worked at Forts Auto Electric in Mansfield and retired from Western & Southern Life Insurance, servicing clients from the Mansfield office. Don was an active member of Bellville Presbyterian Church, formerly served the church as elder, trustee, board member, sang in the choir, and served in just about every possible capacity. A member of the Bellville Jefferson Township Historical Society, Don served as president for several years. He served 12 years on Bellville's village council and had been a school bus driver for Butler Schools. A go-to kind of guy, Don was the 'fix-it-man' for his family who always had a word of advice. Don always had a word…lots of words…he loved to talk, and was never at a loss for words. He operated Don Palm Photography for years, a professional photography service and photographed trailers for HiLo brochures for years. His wood shop was active in the wintertime crafting to-scale models of Bellville's bandstand, landing craft, caisson, a merry-go-round and many more. He is survived by his wife A. Jean (Gatton) Palm; their children Karen and Steve Titus of Bellville and Chris and Carol Palm of Lexington; grandchildren Brent and Diana Titus of Bellville, Jodie Titus of Bellville, Benji and Denise Bethea of Bellville, Sarah and Eric Antonik and Sadie and Dustin Ehrmantraut all of Cleveland, Jacob and Riley Miller of Bellville, Dustin and Aaron Palm of New Hampshire, Travis and Kylee Palm of Columbus, Joshua and Kelly Palm of Shelby, Jermery Palm of Butler and Dee and Tom McClought of Gallipolis; and great grandchildren Chad, Molly, Macie, Joel, Jaden, Micalah, Addison, Brier, Sawyer, Lincoln, Bradon, Riley, Issy, Emma, Mason, Dante, Warren, Peyton and Dalton. He was preceded in death by his daughter Peggy Miller and sisters Leeta Dailey and Martha Palm. The Palm family will receive friends Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. His funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Bellville Presbyterian Church with Pastor Karin Wright officiating. Military honors will follow the funeral on the church grounds held by American Legion Post No. 535. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. Contributions in his memory to Bellville Presbyterian Church may be made at the funeral home. Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Palm Family and invites you to send them a message of hope and love or see Don's tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

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Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown, PA) - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 

Joseph R. Palucis died unexpectedly Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Aria Health Bucks Campus, Langhorne. He was 53. Born in Ohio, the son of the late Cassandra (Cox) and Bernard F. Palucis, Joseph had been a lifetime resident of Fairless Hills. He was a 1979 graduate of Pennsbury High School. Most of his working career, Joseph was employed as a finisher in the concrete business. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Beloved husband of nearly seven years to Diane G. (Titus), he was the stepfather of Joanne Ditty (fiancé, Barrett DeFrancis) and Ashleylynn Titus (fiancé, Marc Smith). He was the devoted grandfather of Layla, Caidence, Kam, Conner and Brielle. Joseph is also survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard and Dorothy Thomas; several brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and extended family. Joseph will be also sadly missed by several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Saint Frances Cabrini Church, 325 South Oxford Valley Road, Fairless Hills. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joseph's name may be made to Hope for the Animals, P.O. Box 877, Morrisville, PA 19067.James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Levittown www.doughertyfuneralhome.com Photo Gallery

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Daily Progress, The (Charlottesville, VA) - Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

Mary Ruth "Ruthie" Parks died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the age of 92, at her home in Lorain, Ohil, surrounded by her family. Mary Ruth was born on April 3, 1923, in Elyria, Ohio, the only child of Thomas and Gertrude (nee Nelson) Kershaw. She attended McKinley Elementary School and Elyria High School where she met many life-long friends. She took a job working at Elyria MemorialHospital in the medical records department, but quit that job when she married John A. Parks in 1948. They had 4 children, Barb, Ken, Gary and Tom. She had been an only child and always knew she wanted more than one of her own. She did not return to the work force until her children were in school. At that time she began working as a personal secretary and office manager for thoracic surgeon Dr. Peter Ferrato, and stayed with him for 27 years as he expanded his practice to includeDrs. Sabga and Young. The patients regularly greeted her with "Hello Sunshine". She retired at age 63 and began a second "career" as grandmother, driver for Meals on Wheels, and world traveler. Her interest began in 1947. Mary Ruth and her friend Betty left their home town of Elyria for a tour of the American West by bus. When they got to Colorado Springs, CO they stayed at a hotel called The Cliff House that they loved so much they asked if they could have jobs there and were told yes. They returned to Elyria , quit their jobs (much to Mrs. Kershaw's dismay and Mr. Kershaw's joy), and returned to the hotel to wait tables and sleep in a bunkhouse. Ruthie talked about it for the rest of her life. She sais she had 3 proposals that summer, but we think she was being modest. After she retired she took two cruises with her best friend Sue Simon to Alaska and the Panama Canal, and she and Sue also took a memorable trip to the British Isles. She made two trips to Hawaii; one with her husband and one with Dick Goddard (and John!). She and her daughter made a grand tour of Europe in 1989 and, until dementia and Alzheimer's disease robbed her of her memories, enjoyed recounting stories of their adventures in England, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France to family and friends.Mary Ruth is survived by John Parks, her husband of 67 years, and three children, Barbara Parks Rogers of Charlottesville, Va., Gary Richard Parks of Lorain, Ohio and Thomas Parks of Columbus, Ohio. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Allison Rogers Titus, Jamie Rogers Kent and Aura Parks-Wise; and three great grandchildren, Eliot Parks of Wise, Cadence Titus and Emma Kent. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Parks of Ann Arbor Mich. in 2010 and her 1966 red Mustang (the automobile love of her life).Mary Ruth began developing symptoms of dementia about 10 years ago but was able to continue to live at home due to the devoted care of her sons Richard and Tom. The family would also like to thank her devoted caregivers Kelly, Mercedes and Emmy, as well as the doctors and nurses of the Cleveland Clinic and the wonderful staff of Hospice.She was kind, considerate, thoughtful, funny, generous and, as you can tell by her photo, quite a looker. While raising her children, not a week went by that she did not bake a batch of chocolate chip or snickerdoodle cookies. She was a reluctant canoeist and an avid gardener. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Rose Café in Lakeview Park, Lorain, Ohio at 4:00 p.m. The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain is handling the arrangements. To send online condolences, go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com.

 

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Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, PA) - Saturday, March 14, 2015

 

Irene Parosky, 89, of Hazle Brook, Hazle Township, passed away peacefully Monday at St. Luke Manor. She was born in Junedale, daughter of the late Metro and Anna (Chupela) Tier. She was a member of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was employed by Sargent Art in Hazleton until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Parosky, in 1990, and brothers, Joseph, Francis and Edward. Irene loved being with her family and traveling, having visited Canada and many states, including Hawaii. Irene will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Diane Postupack and her husband, A.J. Postupack, Riverside; her son, Paul Parosky and his wife, Christine Parosky, Hazle Brook; grandchildren, Allison Postupack, Kyle Postupack and his girlfriend, Chelsey, Paul Parosky Jr. and his wife, Amy, Nicole Parosky, Danielle Scrip and her husband, Gary, Heather Coll and her husband, Kevin, Ashley Titus and her husband, Andrew, and Lindsey Yisreal and her husband, Joseph; and 11 great-grandchildren. Irene was also loved and will be missed by her sister, Anna Marie Sullivan, Tampa, Fla., and family; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Catherine and Thomas Kluck, Hazle Township; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. from Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., 542 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton. The Office of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. John's B.C. Church, Hazleton. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives may call Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. Parastas will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. Irene will be remembered for the love and kindness she gave to family and friends.

 

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Concord Journal, The (MA) - Monday, May 18, 2015

 

Edward Lionel Pattullo (Pat Pattullo), aged 92, of Newbury Court in Concord Massachusetts, died peacefully on May 7, 2015. He was the husband and lifelong sweetheart to Elizabeth Titus Pattullo who died at the age of 95 on December 25, 2015. Pat was born in Muskegon Michigan on July 2, 1922, the son of Lydia Marshall Pattullo and Andrew Pattullo, and the younger brother of Marshall Pattullo. Pat served as a page for two terms of the Michigan State Senate in Lansing Michigan, but still managed to graduate on time from Muskegon High School in 1940. He attended Northwestern University in Chicago for one semester, but Pat's longing for adventure and his natural sense of curiosity compelled him along a path rarely traveled by a nineteen year old from a small Midwestern town. Pat volunteered for the American Field Service and was assigned to spend a year as an ambulance driver with the British Eighth in North Africa, just before American entry into the War. He traveled by troopship to Capetown and Suez, and spent the next year attached to various regiments of the Eighth Army who were dodging the Luftwaffe and fighting Rommel's German Army forces in Alexandria, Tobruk, Benghazi and Tripoli. During the famous second siege of Tobruk, Pat's was the last ambulance to escape, and he was able to transport many casualties who desperately needed the attention they might get at a field hospital. As the troops retreated back into Egypt, Pat was assigned to a unit of the Fifth Division of the British Indian Army, an assignment that led him to transition from civilian to soldier, joining the British Indian Army in 1942. He attended basic training in an Officer Cadet Training Unit and was then sent to Abbottabad to join the 13th Frontier Force Rifles, a regiment of the Punjab Irregular Frontier Force, otherwise known as the PIFFERS. It was in India's northwest frontier where he met a young Brit by the name of Basil Highton who became a lifelong friend. Though he never saw combat as a soldier, he attained the rank of Captain, learned to speak Urdu fluently, was chased by a water buffalo, assigned a bearer, and grew fond of afternoon tea, among other rituals of military life under the Raj. By the time he returned to the United States in 1947, Pat had acquired a distinctive British accent. The GI Bill allowed Pat to enroll in an accelerated program at the University of Chicago, finishing his bachelor's degree in two years. Working in the mailroom at the University Press while he was an undergraduate, Pat become active in organizing an employees' union, and it was at one of their meetings that he met Elizabeth Titus. He would invite her to breakfast a few days later, an event which their daughter Betsy refers to as "the date that lasted a lifetime". On September 7, 1948 Pat and Elizabeth were married in Traverse City, Michigan. George Robson Pattullo III (Rob) was born on March 9th, 1950, and Elizabeth Ann Pattullo (Betsy) was born on April 20, 1952. During the years following graduation, Pat worked for the Great Books Foundation, traveling the country organizing community groups in small college towns to read great works of literature. Pat was recruited to Harvard University in 1957 by Nathan Pusey, and became an Assistant Dean to McGeorge Bundy. They lived in Cambridge where he met dear friends Jack and Ann Cobb, Jimmy and Annie Freeman, Eleanor and Lee Campbell, Babette and John Speigel, Margie Clauson and Tom Lehrer. Pat's concern about the antics of Timothy Leary and his student experiments with LSD led to a broader interest in the ethics of using human subjects. He would eventually write extensively on this topic. He was instrumental in handling the logistics of Fidel Castro's visit to Harvard to address the Ford Hall Forum, and traveled to the Soviet Union on a University sponsored cultural exchange program, a trip Pat would later be asked about when he was investigated by the FBI for his association with the American Communist Party during his union organizing days in Chicago. In 1963 Pat was recruited by York University in Toronto, where he served as Vice President of this newly founded provincial university. He missed his Cambridge community a great deal, so when Harvard called with an invitation to return as Director of the William James Hall Center for the Behavioral Sciences, Pat accepted gladly, moving to Winchester Massachusetts in 1965. He would remain in this position until he retired in 1987. During his Harvard years, Pat cultivated his strong contrarian streak that resulted in various controversial and outspoken public positions on issues ranging from gay rights to the war in Vietnam. He was a prolific writer of letters to the editor of the Boston Globe, the Harvard Crimson and the New York Times, which he signed E. L. Pattullo. So many were published that, for his 90th birthday, his children and grandchildren presented him with a bound version of "The Published Letters of E. L. Pattullo ", which had been collected from the archives. Pat was an avid tennis and squash player, as well as an enthusiastic member of the Play Readers Group, becoming an expert on the characters of Tom Stoppard. Pat and Elizabeth celebrated many anniversaries with their dear friends and Winchester neighbors, the much younger Robyn and Sol Gittleman. In retirement they delighted in an annual road trip down the Eastern coastline, wending their way as far as South Carolina, leaving in March to "greet the spring". Many happy adventures were shared with Basil and Violet Highton in England, Scotland, Ireland and France, as well as travels with Marshall and Josephine Pattullo to Disney World with too many grandchildren, rendezvous in Ely Minnesota with their dear friend Mark Fisher, and annual forays to the Fourth of July baseball game on the farm in Sparta Michigan. Pat and Elizabeth moved to Newbury Court in Concord Massachusetts in 2006, where they lived very happily in a community of close friends. Pat became known as the Popologist for his skill in keeping the popcorn machine in the Cafe full at all times. Pat is survived by his daughter Betsy and her husband Greg Torres, his son Rob's widow, Susan Pattullo of NYC, grandchildren Jess and Gabe Torres of Somerville Massachusetts, and Claire Pattullo of NYC, great grandchildren Jack, Lydia and Quinn Torres, grand nephew Henry Walters and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing, an organization founded largely by Byron Stookey, who along with his wife Lee, are very dear pals. Checks maybe be sent payable to : BAAH, P.O. Box 1284 Brattleboro VT 05302 Arrangements under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, A Life Celebration Home, Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com

 

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Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 

Mrs. Theresa L. "Tess" Payne, age 54, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 holding her husband's hand. Tess fought a fierce battle against lymphoma right up to the end and as in all things throughout her life, did it with a grace and strength that was remarkable. Tess was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the Fredericksburg area, graduating from Stafford Senior High School. Following graduation from high school, Tess lived all over the United States, including Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Arizona and North Carolina before finally settling in Virginia Beach in 2004. After raising two sons, James and Matthew, Tess went back to school in her 40's and obtained her bachelor's degree from The University of Mount Olive and then later being awarded an M.B.A. with honors from Strayer University. Tess was a remarkable woman who had a lasting impact on many who knew her along the way. She loved the ocean, cooking, family, traveling, soccer, and all things British. Tess was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Browne Carter. She is survived by her husband of 6 years, David Payne; sons, James (Jessica) of Sandford, Florida and Matthew (Danielle) of Jacksonville, North Carolina; her father, Frank Day (Lisabeth); sisters, Robyn Poole (Marty), Tracy Marie Day-Titus and Kendra Hunt and stepbrother, Michael Worrey and brother, Frankie Day; father and mother-in-law, Dr. Thomas and Jeannette Payne; brothers-in- law, John (Patricia) and Charles (Joan) Payne and special friends, Eva Dean Sutherland and Bonnie Parker. Tess lived a much too short life to the fullest, always striving to make herself a better person while in reality she made all of us better for having known her. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday. November 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church (414 Hiden Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606). A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. All who attend should bring a smile to share over her memory. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. Visit dailypress.com/obituaries to view and post condolences.

 

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Evening Leader, The (St. Marys, OH) - Friday, March 13, 2015

 

Dorothy M. Pfenning, 89, of 301 N. Augustus St. St. Marys, died at 10:43 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Elmwood of New Bremen. She was born on Jan. 28, 1926, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Gerlach) Gerstner. She married Paul P. Pfenning on May 6, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1985. She is survived by her children Gregg (Jill) Pfenning of Martin, Tenn.; Marsha (Jack) Murtz of Dublin; Tina (Ron) Miller of Piqua; Neil (Kelly) Pfenning of St. Marys; by her daughter-in-law Tammy Pfenning of Troy and by 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Joanie Hansard, of Vandalia. She is survived by her sisters-in-law Kitty Gerstner of Wapakoneta; Helen Gerstner of Shawnee, and Mary Gerstner of Wapakoneta, and her brother-in-law, Robert Burke of St. Marys. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; by her son, Keith Pfenning, and by her son Mark Pfenning, who died on Feb. 7, 2015; by her siblings Richard Gerstner; John Gerstner; Mary Jane Titus; Robert Gerstner; Alice Driscoll and Norman Gerstner. She was also preceded in death by her brothers-in-law Ray Hansard, Cliff Titus, Phil Pfenning and Jack Driscoll; by sisters-in-law Joan Burke and Mary Jo Pfenning. Dorothy graduated from St Joseph High School in Wapakoneta, went to art school in Pittsburgh. She was a bookkeeper at the People's Bank in Wapakoneta, and also a homemaker. She had also worked at Vanderhorst Cannery She was a member of the Red Hat Society and VFW Post 9289 Auxiliary. She volunteered at Holy Rosary School for many years, and also as an adult literacy tutor in Auglaize County. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, and the Altar Sodality of the church. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, with the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to the Maria Stein Relic Shrine; Sisters of the Precious Blood, or Friends of Holy Rosary School. Condolences may be sent to Dorothy's family via MillerFuneralHomes. net.

 

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Seattle Times, The (WA) - Sunday, April 5, 2015

 

Jack F. Phillips. Jack was born 9/23/33 and passed away 3/27/15. He lived his entire life in Wa. State. He is survived by wife Violet, daughters Elaine Smith, Linda McKenzie, Theresa Titus and son John Phillips and their families. He was loyal, trustworthy and loved. He will be deeply missed. Celebration of life 6/6/2015. Memories and condolences may be shared on Jack's tribute page at www.yahnandson.com.

 

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Enterprise, The (Brockton, MA) - Thursday, October 1, 2015

 

Betty A. Pike, Abington, age 78, beloved wife of the late Girard T. Pike Sr. of Abington, passed September 29, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Daughter of Charles Dwyer of Brockton and the late Helen Dwyer. Loving mother of Richard Leach Jr. and wife Terry of Florida, Sue Anderson and husband John of New Jersey, Lynn Curtin and David Titus of Taunton, Jackie Rose and husband Richie of Taunton, Kimberly McManus and husband Bill of New Bedford, Girard T. Pike Jr. of Taunton, Michael Pike and Cindy Thetonia of Abington, Helen Cox and husband Craig of Rehoboth, loving sister of Ronald Dwyer, Anne Thomas and Charlene McDonald. Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Donna and sister Helen. Ms. Pike was a former employee of Morton Hospital in the central supply department. Betty's happiest days were spent with her children especially when celebrating milestones and holidays. The friends she made at church and in her home became second family to her. Her passion for Boston sports was second to none. She will always be remembered for her unwavering love and devotion. Funeral from the Quealy" Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams Street, Abington Saturday, October 3 at 8 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Bridget Church, Abington 9 a.m. Visitation Friday 5 to 8 p.m. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery, Rockland. For directions and online guestbook, please visit www.quealyandson.com.

 

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Press of Atlantic City, The (NJ) - Thursday, October 29, 2015

 

Elizabeth Teel Lamson Plenge died at her home Oct. 21 after a brief illness. Born Aug. 22, 1919, in Pennington, N.J., Mrs. Plenge was the first child of C. Earl Teel and Mary Titus. She had two brothers, William Clinton Teel and John Kline Teel. "Tib" was an educator, community servant and the beloved matriarch of her family. She graduated from New Jersey State Teachers College in 1941 and in 1958 received her permanent elementary school teaching certificate. She retired from the New Jersey Department of Education as a Helping Teacher for Gloucester County Public Schools in July 1975. Married April 15, 1944, she and E. Robert Lamson lived in Sewell, N.J., where their property included woods, Mr. Lamson's vegetable gardens and a Christmas tree farm. Tib and Bob traveled the world and also spent time on their boat and flying their small plane. Mr. Lamson died in June 1980, after which Tib split her time between Sewell and Cape May. Her frequent companion and treasured friend was Walter Roth, who died in Washington Township in March 1996. Tib married William John (Bill) Plenge on Nov. 23, 2002, in Cape May. The couple were members of the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May and the Beach Club of Cape May and were involved in numerous charities and services, such as Historic Cold Spring Village, The Questers and Crime Stoppers. Mr. Plenge died July 9, 2011. Mrs. Plenge is survived by nieces S. Jane Lamson and her husband Fernando of Stockton, N.J., and Elizabeth Teel Morrison and John Ottina of Greenbelt, Md.; nephew David Teel, his wife Jill and grand-niece Laura Teel of Poquoson, Va.; grand-nephew Peter Morrison of Columbia, Md., step-daughter Joanne McNair and her husband Bruce of South Dennis, N.J.; grandchildren Sean McNair and Erin Sikora and her husband Kenny, and great-granddaughters, Madison and Lacey Sikora and Briar McNair. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews of her step-daughter's family. In the last years of her life, Mrs. Plenge received loving care from Janine Flosdorf, Betty Hickman, Keyonna Knight, and Sandy and Joanne McCullough. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Nov. 9 at Cold Spring Presbyterian Church, 780 Seashore Road, Cold Spring. A calling hour at the church is 10-11 a.m. The family invites you to repast at a location to be announced at the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Historic Cold Spring Village, Holy Redeemer Home Care, Naval Air Station Wildwood Airport Museum, or the Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences at www.radzieta.com

 

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

 

Phyllis Pollock Of Longwood at Oakmont died August 17, 2015, at UPMC-St.Margaret. Born July 13, 1921, in California, PA, daughter of the late Strickler and Nellie Williams Pollock. Phyllis was raised in Vestaburg and California, attending school there and graduating from California State Teachers College (now California Univ. of Pennsylvania). On June 6, 1943, she married her high school sweetheart, Lowrie B. Sargent, Jr. at the Presbyterian Church in California, PA. Together they welcomed four children, raising them in New Kensington and Indiana Township, outside of Pittsburgh. Phyllis became an elementary school teacher, earning a Master's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and worked as a 2nd grade teacher and reading specialist in Fairview and Kerr Schools within the Fox Chapel School District. She and Lowrie were charter members of the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church where she was an active volunteer during the children's youth. After retirement, Phyllis began to volunteer at St. Margaret's Memorial Hospital (now UPMC-St. Margaret's) and ultimately became President of the Volunteer Board and President of the Women's Auxiliary. She contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer service. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Nellie Pollock Kelly and Mildred Pollock Titus; two brothers, Winton and Willerton Pollock; and great-grandson, Aidan Russell. She is survived by her daughters, Dianne S-P. Cermak (Gregory) of Sudbury, Massachusetts, Cathy Sargent Mester (Richard) of Erie, and Elizabeth Sargent Ross (Mark) of Bethel Park; and by her son, Lowrie B. Sargent III (Chris) of Camden, Maine. She is further survived by grandchildren, John Chamberlain, Laura Brown , Cari Russell (John), Clark Mester, Benjamin Ross and Julia Ross; great- grandchildren, Austin Koch (Peter), Graham Brown, Eion Russell and Emma Russell; and by great-great-grandsons, Tyler Suarez and Jameson Koch. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, August 21, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. until time of 11:30 a.m. Funeral Service at BURKET - TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, (412) 828-3535. Interment will follow in Allegheny Cemetery next to her husband. Send condolences post-gazette.com/gb

 

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State, The (Columbia, SC) - Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Sarah Louise Pope, 51, wife of Edward Louis Pope, Jr., died Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born February 2, 1964, in Clarendon County, she was a daughter of Gail Titus Lemmon Welch and the late Harold C. Welch. She was a member of Jefferson Road Freewill Baptist Church and was employed by the Sumter School District for 17 years. Survivors include her husband and mother both of Dalzell; two daughters, Candace Brooke Evans (Michael) of Sumter and Savannah Katherine Reece (Matthew) of Wedgefield; two grandchildren, Camrynn Brooke Pope and Emmitt Edward Evans; two brothers, John L. Welch of Sumter and Mike A. Welch (Lorrie) of Dallas, TX; and a sister, Brenda Welch Wroe (Steve) of Dalzell. She was preceded in death by a brother, David H. Welch. Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. Friday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Gene Gilbert and the Rev. Phil Ange officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of her mother, 2080 Peach Orchard Rd. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue North, Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Palm Beach Post, The (FL) - Thursday, November 5, 2015

 

Jim Prendamano, known by his friends as J.J. and lovingly referred to as Poppy by his grandchildren, went home to be with the Lord at 78 years of age on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Jim resided in West Palm Beach, FL with his beloved wife Suzanne of 57 years. Jim was blessed with 3 daughters, and 3 loving sons-in-law, Denise (Steven Vinelli), Andrea (Ray Titus) and Suzanne (Dennis Stickley); a dedicated brother, Joe Prendamano; loving sister, Margaret Dunnigan and brother-in-law, Dennis Dunnigan. In 1972 he moved his family to Massapequa Park on Long Island, NY. In years that followed his family expanded to 4 grandsons, Steven, A.J., Austin and Andrew and 3 granddaughters, Christine, Ashley and Kayla. Jim worked for 27 years at United Franchise Group until September 2015. During his employment he initiated a mentor program and a scholarship/business plan contest held each year at Palm Beach Atlantic University called J.J.'s Entrepreneur's. Jim found enjoyment in volunteering in the evenings at Palm Beach Atlantic University teaching adult classes as well. We are grateful to God for His gift to us of Jim Prendamano. He leaves a Godly legacy and a testimony of a life well-lived. He was a cherished mentor to many and will be dearly missed. The family would like to extend our love and gratitude for the many prayers that have gone up on their behalf. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 1:00PM, Family Church Downtown (First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach), Pastor Jimmy Scroggins, Officiate, 1101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, 561-650-7400. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in honor of James Prendamano be made to Wounded Warriors at woundedwarriorproject.org/donate as well as the Shriners Hospital for Children at shrinershospitalforchildren.org/donate. To express condolences and/or make donations: Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

 

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Wellington Daily News (KS) - Thursday, July 23, 2015

 

Francene (Lantz) Proctor, 79, of Milton, Kan., formerly of South Haven, died Friday, July 17, 2015 at Via Christi-St. Francis, Wichita. She was born Dec. 24, 1935 at Wellington, to Francis Loren Lantz and Wanda May (Titus) Lantz. Francene grew up in South Haven, where she attended the South Haven schools. She was united in marriage to Henry Clay Snyder on Dec. 26, 1951. To this union three children were born Deborah, Daniel and Dennis. The family made their home in Caldwell, South Haven and Mulvane. Francene later was married to Clarence Proctor on May 26, 1991 in Dallas, Texas. They made their home in Milton, Kan. Clarence died April 16, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her infant daughter, Deborah. Francene is survived by two sons, Daniel Snyder and his wife Sue of South Haven and Dennis Snyder and his wife Tammera of Goddard; one sister, Joanne Pritchett and her husband Chuck of Enid, Okla.; three grandchildren, Steven Snyder of South Haven, and Michelle Snyder and Sarah Snyder Smith, both of Wichita; aunt, Marjy Cottle and husband Fred of South Haven; and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from the South Haven Christian Church, South Haven, with Pastor Darrin Williams, officiating. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery, South Haven. Arrangements were by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. On line condolences and guest book are available at www.ebersolemortuary.com. A memorial has been established to the South Haven Christian Church, South Haven.

 

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Examiner, The (Independence - Blue Springs - Grain Valley, MO) - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

 

Melvin R. Proffitt, 59, of Independence, MO, passed away, Thursday, August 6, 2015, at his residence in Independence after a long illness of Type I Diabetes and COPD. Cremation is planned with a memorial service to be held at 2:00 p.m.,Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055 with inurnment to follow in Concord Cemetery in Bates City, MO. The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m., until service time Saturday at the chapel. Donations in his name may be made to St. Bridget of Kildare Scholarship Fund, 111 W. Union St., Pacific, MO 63069. Melvin R. was born February 25, 1956, in Lexington, MO, to Melvin P. and Shirley (Mercer) Proffitt. He graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1974. He had worked as a telecommunications instructor and technician since the military, most recently as a technician for 10 years with Comm-Link Communications, Inc. in Wichita, KS. He enjoyed reading, watercolor painting, fly fishing and music. He was baptized into the Baptist church. He proudly served in the US Air Force from 1975-78. He is survived by Althea (Hamilton) Proffitt, his wife of 36 years; a daughter, Karmen Proffitt, both of St. Peters, MO; son, Jason Proffitt (Cindy), of Pacific, MO; his mother, Shirley Proffitt, Independence, MO; sister, Melody Titus (Russel), Independence, MO; and 3 grandchildren, Katelyn, Addison and Brayden of Pacific, MO. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin P. Proffitt, in 2010. Online condolences may be expressed atwww.speakschapel.com Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel; 816-373-3600

 

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Kalamazoo Gazette (MI) - Wednesday, June 10, 2015

 

Thomas E. Puchalski, Kalamazoo Passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at home. Thomas was born in Chicago, IL on December 21, 1917 the son of Antony & Phyllis (Smolinski) Puchalski. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree. He was an avid baseball fan and a long time Chicago Cubs fan. Thomas served in the United States Army from 1936 to 1945 during which time he earned a bronze star. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Titus); son, James Puchalski; three brothers; and one sister. He is survived by his son, Michael Puchalski; grandchildren, Michele Kubat, Meghan Knowlton, and Tom Puchalski. Friends will be received 6-8 pm Thursday, June 11, at Parchment Redmond Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 am on Friday, June 12, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Interment will be in Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

 

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Jonesboro Sun, The (AR) - Friday, March 6, 2015

 

Jimmy Harold Pyland, 67, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1948, at Monette to the late J.H. and Bernice Hampton Pyland. Mr. Pyland served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a left-door gunner, staff sergeant and drill sergeant. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Monette American Legion Post. He was also a Boy Scout master -- Order of the Arrow. He will be remembered for his big heart and was loved by all. He is survived by his wife, Hazel Pyland of Pocahontas; two stepdaughters, Loretta Dodd of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Sandra Titus of Keller, Texas; four grandchildren, Thomas Dodd and Mary Dodd of Cape Girardeau, and Miranda Titus and Madeline Titus of Keller. A celebration of his life will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Monette United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Monette Memorial Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Ronnie Qualls, Bill Craig, Rusty Thompson, Keith Thompson, Mike Ashley and Robin Ashley. Services are entrusted to Gregg Funeral Home of Monette. Online registry: www.mcnabbfuneralhomes.com

 

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Morning Sun, The (Pittsburg, KS) - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

 

Julie Marie (Strasser) Pyle, 57, passed away September 28, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at her home after a 3 month battle with cancer. She was born August 19, 1958 at Pittsburg, KS, the daughter of Eugene and Martha (Titus) Strasser. She attended St. Mary's/Colgan and graduated in 1976. She received a degree as a registered technologist radiographer in 1985 and worked as a tech for Dr. Armstrong from 1985 to 2003. Julie married Richard Pyle in February 1994. They purchased Grassies Retail Liquor in 2004 and renamed it Pairott Head Liquor where she enjoyed meeting and greeting customers, making recommendations for wine and spirits for all occasions as well as hosting and participating in wine tasting events. Some of her favorite activities were golfing, camping, lounging in her pool and video poker. Over the past couple years Richard and Julie traveled in their R-Pod visiting numerous locations across the United States. She is survived by her husband, Richard of Frontenac, KS; two step children, Adam Pyle of Kansas City; Laura (Pyle) Howerter and her husband Ben of Parsons, KS; mother Martha Strasser of Pittsburg, KS; sister, Vicki (Strasser) Wilson and husband Henry of Rogers, AR; brothers, Jeff Strasser and wife Kathleen of Girard, KS, Mark Strasser, of Girard, KS, Tim Strasser of Pittsburg, KS, and Shawn Strasser and wife Dawn of Webb City, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Eugene Strasser. Memorial Visitation will be at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday (September 30) at Brenner Mortuary. Her wishes were to be cremated. A private family burial will take place at a later date. The family suggests memorials to the S.E.K. Humane Society. These may be left at or mailed to Brenner Mortuary, 114 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.

 

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Herald, The (Sharon, PA) - Sunday, January 18, 2015

 

Private family services will be at a later date for Dixie Raiti of Transfer, who died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in her residence. She was 75. She was born July 4, 1939, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Hanley Titus. She was a truck driver for Packard Electric before retiring. Surviving are: her husband, Charles B.; a daughter, Kate (Jerry) Zeronas, Transfer; a son, Charles L. Raiti, Transfer; a brother, John Titus, Greenville; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Dixie was a kind, loving family-oriented person and loved vacationing to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the beaches. She also loved cooking, especially for family picnics.

 

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Eagle News Online (Syracuse, NY) - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 

Marcia A. Ramsden, 79, of Camillus, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Crouse Hospital after a long illness. Born in Syracuse, she lived in Camillus since 1964 and was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church. Marcia enjoyed golf, travel, piano and playing cards with her friends. She was an avid supporter of the West Genesee Marching Band and Syracuse University football and basketball. Mostly, Marcia will be remembered for being a loving wife, mother and devoted grandmother. Marcia was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie Titus. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Richard; daughters, Jill Dupre and Judy Ramsden, both of Camillus; sisters, Debby (Joe) Weisbach of Pennsylvania and Beverly (Chuck) Banner of Arizona; brother, Gary (Diana) Nicholls of Florida; grandchildren, Britney, Lindsey, Jonathon and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in Immanuel United Methodist Church with Rev. Nicholas Preuninger officiating. Marcia was laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Immanuel United Methodist Church, 303 Kasson Rd., Camillus, NY 13031 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Please share condolences at buranichch.com.

 

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Seattle Times, The (WA) - Sunday, October 18, 2015

 

Beverly Jane Ramstead, a long-time resident of Poulsbo, passed gently into the Lord's hands on the morning of September 8, 2015. She was 90 years old. Beverly was a loving and supportive wife and mother who adored her family and liked nothing more than having them around her. She was a very loyal friend. And she will be greatly missed. Born in Portland, Oregon on July 1, 1925, to Emmett and Inga Coleman, she was raised in San Diego through junior high. The family moved to Seattle where she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942. Beverly was smart, finished school a half year early and immediately entered the work force. She worked first as a secretary at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. and then at the Alaska Travel Control where she was a clerk/typist. She married Jim Ramstead in 1947. They started their family while living in the Shoreline area. In the mid-50's, they moved to San Diego where their fourth child was born and they built their first house together. The Ramsteads returned to the Northwest in 1962, eventually settling in Poulsbo where they built a second house. Beverly was a talented homemaker - a great cook who had a keen eye for design and textiles. Beverly returned to work outside the home in 1969 and retired from the North Kitsap School District business office in 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim. Survivors include daughters Pat Smaaladen (Landis) of Bellevue, Susan of Ballard and Julie of Redmond, son Jim (Sande) of Indianola, her sister Charlotte Titus of Lake Oswego, Oregon, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Beverly's interment service will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent on October 23 at 1:15pm. A service/celebration of life will be held at the Poulsbo Sons of Norway on October 24 at 1pm. An online guestbook and detailed obituary is available at www.curnowfuneralhome.com

 

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Concord Monitor (NH) - Friday, July 10, 2015

 

Ronald V. (Ronnie) Randlett, 77, of Concord passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Concord Hospital due to long term health issues. He was born in Concord, the son of the late Victor Randlett and Phyllis (Titus) Randlett. As a lifelong resident, he graduated from Concord High School in 1955. He had been employed by the Concord School district for over 25 years. He enjoyed years of railroad trains, John Wayne and traveling with his late wife, Susan (Beane) Randlett. Ronald is survived by his sister, Beverly Briand of Bow and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his sisters, Marlene and Rowena. Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main St., Concord, N.H. Burial will follow services at Blossom Hill Cemetary. There will be a gathering at 20 Highridge Trail, Concord following the burial, all are welcome. Memorial contributions may be made in Ronnie's memory to: Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, N.H., 03301. Messages of condolence may be offered at bennettfuneral.com.

 

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JG-TC (Mattoon, Charleston, IL) - Saturday, October 24, 2015

 

Bobby Rathbone, 84, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, October 19, 2015, at his residence in Mattoon, IL. A grave side service will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Arcola Cemetery with Military Rights held by the Arcola VFW and the Arcola American Legion. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Bobby was born on August 3, 1931 in Kellyville, OK. He was a son to Clayton and Mildred Kathryn (Fox) Rathbone. He married Peggy Titus Thomas on October 19, 2002 in Mattoon, IL. He is survived by his wife, three children Bobby Rathbone, Bonnie Rathbone and Michael Rathbone, two brothers, Jim Rathbone and Harold Rathbone, a special nephew, Bill Hooper of Streamwood, IL, one stepson, Richard Thomas of Clarksville, TN, and two yorkie dogs, Buddy and Dolly that he loved spending time with. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Marion Porter and Dorothy Hooper, three stepsons, Jerry, Roger and Mike Thomas, and two grandsons. Bobby had worked as a postal carrier for several years; he was in the United States Air Force, he drove a semi and retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Bobby was an avid golfer and loved to read Westerns on his Kindle. He liked computers, crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. To leave condolences online, visit www.jg-tc.com, click on obituaries, select the individual's name and click on "View Signatures."

 

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State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

 

Dr. Robert L. Redman, 81, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at St. John's Hospice. He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Greenup, IL, the son of the late Robert and Juanita (Wade) Titus. He married Norma Patzer and she preceded him in death in February of 1996. He later married Jackie Kornack on April 27, 2006, in Petersburg, IL. Dr. Redman was a self-employed chiropractor and owner of Atlas Chiropractic Clinic, was a member of NUCCA, a lifetime member of ICA, NRA, the Left-Handers Gun Club, and was an avid trapshooter. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, of Springfield; his two children, Rebecca (husband, Kevin) Dunkel of Springfield, and Steven (wife, Liz) Redman of Casey, IL; three grandchildren: Drs. Sean (wife, Robin) Valenti, Dr. Justin (wife, Faith) Valenti, and Brittany Dunkel; five great-grandchildren; her two children, Eric (wife, Kendra) Kornack and Laura Kornack; five grandchildren, all of Springfield; and a brother, Dr. Charles Titus of Charleston, IL. Besides his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Reynold Redman. Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at noon on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, the Rev. Tom Christell officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Redman's request was that any donations be given to the donor's own family or to the charity of the donor's choice. Please visit the online 'Life Remembered Story' at bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

 

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Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - Thursday, January 15, 2015

 

Mildred Reese was 79 years old; she died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Baton Rouge Medical Center. She was a native of Burtville, LA and a Baton Rouge resident. She was a retired cosmetologist. Mildred leaves to cherish her memories of 57 years, her devoted husband Joseph Reese; a loving and caring daughter, Christie Titus (Cedric) of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandchildren, Braylen and Camryn Titus of Baton Rouge, La.; three sisters, Gloria Fleming of St. Gabriel, La.; Enola Lee (Morris) of Baton Rouge, La.; Barbara Roberts of Las Vegas, NV; three brothers, Doherty Pierson Jr. of Columbus, OH; Roger Pierson (Lori) of Houston, TXLionel Pierson (Norma), Columbus, OH; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ella and Doherty Pierson Sr., two brothers, Roy Pierson and Robert Pierson. Services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at McKowen Baptist Church, 1255 Louis St., conducted by Pastor Gerard A. Robinson. Interment in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in St. Gabriel, La. Handling arrangements is Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home, 927-1640.

 

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Hopkinton Independent, The (MA) - Thursday, March 12, 2015

 

Clyde E. Rice, 94, of Bellingham, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Born in Kentucky, he was raised by his parents, Nannie and Leonard Rice in Kenova, WV along with his five siblings, Chink, Clarence, Lawrence, Pete, and Ethel, who are deceased. He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Rice, to whom he was married for nearly 71 years. They met in Boston, just before Pearl Harbor. Clyde was a WWII Navy Veteran serving from 1940-1946. He worked for GM Corporation in Framingham for 36 years and was a lifeguard. Clyde was a faithful attendant of the Faith Community Church in Hopkinton, where he was an usher and supporter of the church. He enjoyed gardening, reading, paint by numbers, jigsaw puzzles, Christmas displays, and loved his family dearly. He is survived by two children, Janet Titus and her husband Greg of Woonsocket, and David Rice of Bellingham; four grandchildren, Eric and his wife Teresa, Andrew, Cherie, and Holly. A graveside committal was held at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree, 700 West St. A memorial service followed at Faith Community Church. Donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 146 East Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome. com

 

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Hopkinton Independent, The (MA) - Thursday, November 12, 2015

 

Ruth Ellen Rice, 93, of Bellingham, passed away October 13, 2015. Born in Dorchester, she was the daughter of the late Josephine (Ochs) and Ernest Ingalls. She was the wife of 70 years to the late Clyde E. Rice who passed away this past March. Ruth graduated Dorchester High School at 16 years old and went on to Secretary School in NY. She had a strong Christian testimony and was a member of the Holliston Congregational Church from 1962-1975, the Hopkinton Congregational Church (FCC) from 1975-2000, and in the late 1950's, she was a member of the Universalist Church in Woonsocket, and in the 1960's the Globe Church in Woonsocket. Coming from a musical family, she began playing piano at fiveyears-old. She taught hundreds of piano students for over 50 years and taught piano at Dean Jr. College from 1970-1980. She was a choir director for 50 years and a church organist at many churches. She cooked wonderful Sunday meals and had a great sense of humor. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Titus and her husband Greg, and her son, David Rice. She also leaves behind four grandchildren, Eric and his wife Teresa, Andrew, Cherie and Holly. She is predeceased by two brothers, Philip and Norman Ingalls. Burial took place on October 17th at Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree. A memorial service will be held on November 14 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton with a collation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Community Church, 146 East Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com

 

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County Times, The (Hollywood, MD) - Thursday, November 26, 2015

 

Gregory Thomas "Brother" Ridgell passed peacefully away on Nov. 19, 2015 at the Charlotte Hall Veteran's Home with his daughter at his side. He was the son of the late Austin "Buck" and Cecilia Ridgell of Scotland, Md. and husband of the late Marilyn Ridgell. He is preceded in death by his brothers Leslie, Gus (Austin), and George and his sisters Cecelia "Flip" Titus and Grace Pratt. He is survived by his daughter Diane and his sisters Catherine Dean, Eleanor Tippett, Clara Norris and Susanna Wolf. He joined the Air Force in 1950 and served in the Korean War. He spent 26 years in San Francisco before moving to Maryland with his family. He had a Forth Degree Honorary Life Membership in the St. Francis Assembly #43 Knights of Columbus Council in San Francisco. He spent many of his later years as an usher at Our Lady of the Wayside in Chaptico. His many occupations included: janitor, gardener and subway driver for the Senate where he was known for always whistling a happy tune. He loved playing the slots, cards—especially pinochle, golf, bowling, gardening, fishing and watching baseball, but the thing he loved most was enjoying a great meal out and telling stories and jokes with his loved ones. He was known for his grin, his easy-going attitude and his love for others. The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. with prayers recited at 7 p.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church Ridge, Md. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church Ridge, Md. with Father Peter Giovanoni officiating, and Father Joseph Bayne celebrating. Interment will be held at a later date in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Charlotte Hall Veterans Home 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd. Charlotte Hall, Md. 20622 and/or Hospice of St. Mary's P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, Md. 20650.

 

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Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - Sunday, March 15, 2015

 

Bruce E. Roberts, 62, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at his home in Queensbury. Born in Green Island, son of the late Anthony and Frances Clarke DeConno, he was raised in Green Island and resided in Waterford for many years, moving to Queensbury 10 years ago. Bruce was an engineering consultant who had worked at Garden Way for 25 years, Orion Bus in Utica, BBL Construction as a project manager for five years and most recently did engineering consulting in his business, BR Engineering, LLC. He was an inventor, a car enthusiast, loved riding his motorcycle, a fisherman, he enjoyed fix-up projects, was a good neighbor always ready to help anyone and happy living in his favorite place at his home on Sunnyside Lake. But nothing gave him more satisfaction and joy than raising his sons and watching them grow into happy, successful young adults. He is survived by his beloved wife, Pauline Patane Roberts; his devoted sons, Christopher (Rebecca) Roberts of Clifton Park, Matthew (Tanya) Roberts of Waterford and Brian Roberts of Waterford; his cherished grandchildren, Ashden and Rachel Roberts; his stepdaughter, Heather (Fouad Enniri) Titus and her daughter, Maryam Enniri of Morocco; his former wife and mother of his sons, Nancy Jackson Roberts of Waterford; his siblings, James (Edith) DeConno of Saratoga Springs, Bonnie (David) Carl of Green Island, Arleen Meres of Watervliet, Alan (Kim) DeConno of Watervliet and Linda (William) Brannigan of Clifton Park. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Ellen Bouchey and Jacqueline Berkley. A memorial service will be held at the McNulty Funeral Home, 147 Hudson Ave., Green Island, on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 4 p.m. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. , prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to either the Make-A-Wish Foundation or the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society in memory of Bruce. Please visit mcnultyfuneral homegreenisland.com for more information or to sign the guest book.

 

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Advocate, The (Baton Rouge, LA) - Friday, October 2, 2015

 

Richard F. Rodney, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. He was a resident of Baton Rouge, LA and a retired City Police Captain. Visitation is from 8:00 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on 1120 Myrtle Street, on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Services will be officiated by Father Joseph Rodney, SSJ and Rev. Edward Chiffriller, SSJ, Pastor. He is survived by his wife, Linda Gilkes Rodney; a son, Nathan Rodney; two grandsons, Harris Rodney, Jr. and Vernel Titus, Jr.; and a Great Granddaughter, Kaori Rodney; three sisters, Rejina Rodney, Arndrill R. Turner, and Zerita Dupuy (Noveal); one brother, Svilla V. Rodney; two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law; two nieces, one nephew, and a host of relatives and friends. Carney and Mackey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or the American Heart Association in honor of Richard Rodney, Jr.

 

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Buffalo News, The (NY) - Thursday, November 5, 2015

 

Arthur S. Roorda. Of Lake View, NY formerly of Daytona Beach, FL. November 4, 2015. Beloved husband of Alice (nee Strnad) Roorda; dearest father of Arthur D. (Patty) Roorda, Arlette (late Eugene) Perry, Aletha Karalus and Alison (late Tucker) Titus; loving grandfather of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother of Pauline Bruscia; pre-deceased by brothers and sisters. The family will be present to receive friends Thursday from 4-7 PM at the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5453 Southwestern Blvd. where a prayer service will immediately follow at 7 PM. Please share condolences at www.kaczorfunerals.com

 

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Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - Friday, April 17, 2015

 

Carl Walter Ruby, 60, of Bedford, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 6, 1955, in Baltimore, Mr. Ruby was the son of Marie Ethel (Miller) Ruby, Bedford Valley, Pa., and the late Walter McFarland Ruby. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Kenneth Titus, Sr. A handyman, Carl attended the Trinity Assembly of God Church. He was a former member of the Cumberland Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 254 and a NASCAR and sports enthusiast. Besides his mother, Carl is survived by his sister, Legore Titus, Essex; his brother, Terry Ruby and wife, Ronda, Bedford; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Gerald Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.

 

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Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 

Donna Santinelli, 53, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015. She is survived by her children, Deanna Santinelli and Wendy Robinson; her siblings, Lynn Mitchell and Rae Ann Bordeau; her seven grandchildren, Desmond Lang, Anthony Santinelli, Tyler Titus, Ashley Titus, Kevin Robinson, Juliette Robinson and Demetrius (Biggie) Johnson. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Jordan Santinelli, her parents, Raymond and Doris Mitchell, and her brother, Michael Mitchell. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Collinsville. The inurnment will be held at St. Peter's Cemetery, Torrington. The Palmetto Mortuary of Greenville, S.C., is handling arrangements.

 

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Herald, The (Fox Chapel, PA) - Thursday, August 20, 2015

 

Phyllis Pollock Sargent, of Longwood at Oakmont, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in UPMC St. Margaret, Aspinwall. Born July 13, 1921, in California, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Strickler and Nellie Williams Pollock. Phyllis was raised in Vestaburg and California, attending school there and graduating from California State Teachers College (now California University of Pennsylvania). On June 6, 1943, she married her high school sweetheart, Lowrie B. Sargent Jr., at the Presbyterian Church in California, Pa. Together they welcomed four children, raising them in New Kensington and Indiana Township, outside of Pittsburgh. Phyllis became an elementary school teacher, earning a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and worked as a second-grade teacher and reading specialist in Fairview and Kerr schools within the Fox Chapel School District. She and Lowrie were charter members of Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, where she was an active volunteer during the children's youth. After retirement, Phyllis began to volunteer at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital (now UPMC St. Margaret) and ultimately became president of the Volunteer Board and president of the Women's Auxiliary. She contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer service. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Nellie Pollock Kelly and Mildred Pollock Titus; two brothers, Winton and Willerton Pollock; and great-grandson, Aidan Russell. She is survived by her daughters, Dianne S-P. Cermak (Gregory), of Sudbury, Mass., Cathy Sargent Mester (Richard), of Erie, and Elizabeth Sargent Ross (Mark), of Bethel Park; and by her son, Lowrie B. Sargent III (Chris), of Camden, Maine. She is further survived by grandchildren, John Chamberlain, Laura Brown, Cari Russell (John), Clark Mester, Benjamin Ross and Julia Ross; great-grandchildren, Austin Koch (Peter), Graham Brown, Eion Russell and Emma Russell; and by great-great-grandsons, Tyler Suarez and Jameson Koch. Friends and relatives were received Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, followed by a funeral service, at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION and ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, 412-828-3535. Interment followed in Allegheny Cemetery next to her husband.

 

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Courier, The (Findlay, OH) - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 

Margaret Jo Scaife, 68, of Findlay, passed away at 9:28 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2015 at her residence. She was born on March 24, 1947, in McComb, Ohio to Wesley and Grace (James) Long Jr., and her mother survives in Findlay. On June 28, 1972, she married George T. "GT" Scaife and he survives. Other survivors include her son: Dr. Tom (Kyung) Scaife of North Carolina; daughters: Natalie (Phil) Fittro of Findlay and Lori (John) Myers of Mt. Blanchard; grandchildren: Steven Scaife, Joshua Scaife, Derek Titus, Lane Stewart, Leah Myers, and Wesley Myers; brother: David (Ann) Long of Findlay; sisters: Rae (Tom) Jorgensen of Findlay, Jon (Dan) Bender of Durango, Colorado and Mary (Bruce) Bash of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jo graduated from McComb High School in 1965 and received her Bachelors Degree with honors in English from Findlay College. She retired from the University of Findlay after 25 years as the communications supervisor. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Findlay. Jo had a huge love for her family and enjoyed the arts, music, books and poetry. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church. Pastor Larry Kreps will officiate. Memorials may be given to either Bridge Hospice or the Parkinson's Association in her memory. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.

 

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Leader Times (Kittanning, PA) - Friday, March 27, 2015

 

Betty L. Schrecengost, 95, of Kittanning, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2015, at Margaret Manor. She was born March 21, 1920, in Kittanning, to S. Edward and Frances (Slagle) Yount. Betty worked as a bookkeeper for Ruby Nelson's Hairstyles. She was a member of St. Paul's Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday School. Betty also belonged to the Blanco Grange, Stitch and Neighbors Club and the Loyal Workers. Betty is survived by her two sons, Robert L. (Shirley) Schrecengost and Lloyd D. (Linda) Schrecengost, both of Rural Valley; daughter, Myrtle (Darl) Schall, of Kittanning; sister, Ruby Nelson, of Kittanning; four granddaughters, Brenda Boyer, Tammy McCauslin, Susan Preyer and Amy Beers; two grandsons, Jim Schall and Eric Schrecengost; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Erwood "Bob" Schrecengost; five brothers, Miles, LeRoy, Lawrence, Gerald and Donald Yount; and two sisters, Verda Titus and Cora Hoover. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015, at CARSON/BOYER FUNERAL HOME INC., 724 W. Main St., Rural Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015, at St. Paul's Congregational Church, with Pastor Tim Lewis officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Paul's Cemetery. www.carsonboyer.com.

 

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Kokomo Tribune (IN) - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

 

Mary R. Schroder, 92, formerly of Logansport, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at White Oak Health Campus in Monticello. Born Aug. 20, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John and Naomi Gertrude (Turnpaugh) Keplar. On Dec. 31, 1945, she was married to William L. Schroder, who preceded her in death. Mary lived a life of Christian faith and attended the Oakbrook Community Church in Kokomo. Surviving are three daughters, Karen Nine, Henderson, Nevada, Martha (Mike) Johnson, Monticello, and Carol (Phil) Titus, Henderson, Nevada; eight grandchildren, Brett Patton, Adam Patton, Andrea (Nieto) Patton, Jeff (Ruth) Radke, Kerry Radke, Curt (Christine)Johnson, Mike (Cyndi)Johnson and Marla Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter, Sharon Patton. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Fisher Funeral Chapel, 1801 Chase Road, Logansport, with Pastor Mark Malin officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Logansport. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the Oakbrook Community Church. www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.

 

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Sun Chronicle, The (Attleboro, MA) - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

 

Rudolph N. Schulz, 86, of Foxboro, formerly of Mansfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at the Maples Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Wrentham. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth J. (Lambirth) Schulz, to whom he was wed for nearly 30 years at the time of her death on May 31, 1985. Born in Attleboro on March 7, 1929, he was a loving son of the late Walter H., Sr. and Grace L. (Pike) Schulz. Rudy grew up and was educated in Mansfield, and as a youngster helped with the chores on his family's farm in Mansfield. Mr. Schulz was the proud owner of the Schulz Sawmill, a business he operated along with his family in Foxboro. When younger, he was also a self-employed excavator. Rudy had made his home in Foxboro for the past 59 years and was a member and former deacon of the Union Church in South Foxboro. Mr. Schulz loved spending time with his adoring family and was also known by his many close friends and family as "Bubb" and "Bubba." He enjoyed mechanical projects, woodworking, and when younger helping his brothers build their race cars. He is survived by his devoted children Deborah F. Palilunas and her husband David of Clearwater, Fla., Rudolph N. Schulz Jr. of Lawrence, Kan., Nancy A. McNamara and her husband Thomas of Andover, Maine, Daniel R. Schulz of Foxboro, and Amy R. Mood and her husband Kempton of North Attleboro. He was the dear brother of Lillian "Sis" Titus of Mansfield and the late Walter "Sam" Schulz Jr., Frederick A. Schulz Sr., William R. Schulz Sr., Richard A. Schulz Sr., Herbert E. Schulz Sr. and Paul E. Schulz Sr. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Eric Palilunas, Alexander Palilunas, Zachary Schulz, Valerie Schulz, Kelsey Mood and Lillian Mood, his great-grandsons Silas and Jonah Palilunas, and many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield. Burial will be held privately at the Spring Brook Cemetery in Mansfield. To send the Schulz family a message of condolence, visit www.shermanjackson.com.

 

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Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

 

Roberta "Bertie" Schumacher, 88, of Rockport, Ind., passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at her home. Bertie was born in Grandview, Ind., on March 23, 1927 to the late Taylor and Mary (Titus) Jones. She had been a secretary for over 30 years at the Rockport Elementary School. Bertie was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rockport. She and her husband, Max, enjoyed attending the Evansville Aces Basketball games for many years. Bertie is survived by her husband of 69 years, Max H. Schumacher of Rockport, Ind.; daughter, Leisa Schumacher Allen of Rockport, Ind; grandson, Taylor Allen of Rockport, Ind. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, December 24, 2015 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind. Burial is in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Rockport. Visitation is from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015 and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rockport, Ind. Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com.

 

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Daily Iberian, The (New Iberia, LA) - Sunday, June 14, 2015

 

Memorial services for Mr. David Henry Shank, 61, was held on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at New Life Christian Center at 10 a.m. Pastor Chester Hills officiated at the service. Interment will be held private at a later date. Mr. Shank, was born on August 27, 1953, and passed away on May 29, 2015, at 2:03 a.m. Mr. Shank had previously resided in Michigan and Oklahoma prior to moving to New Iberia. He worked in the oilfield and enjoyed fishing as his pastime. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Shank of New Iberia; two sons Christopher Blanchard and Noah Shank, both of New Iberia; a stepson Rusty Rogers of New Iberia; two stepdaughters Cyndi and husband, Larry Bertrand of Maurice and Renee Hoofard of Franklin; an adopted daughter Katherine Bourque Menard and husband, Stephan, of New Iberia; a brother Ted Shank of Dearborn, Michigan; two stepsisters Lisa Welch and Cindy Welch both of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one aunt Karen Titus of Tarpons, Florida; an adopted grandson Charlie Odom and girlfriend Paige Ardoyne of New Iberia; and a friend Elaine Granny Blanchard of New Iberia, Mr. Shank was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Shank and Delores Robb Shank; stepfather Woody Welch; one brother Terry Shank; and three grandchildren Nevaeh Blanchard, Taylor Blanchard and Matthew Leblanc. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations can be made to Mrs. Rebacca Shank at 620 Weeks St, New Iberia, LA 70560, to help defray funeral expenses. To view or sign guestbook, go to www.acadianfuneralhome.net. Acadian Funeral Home of New Iberia, is in charge of arrangements, 802 Weldon Street, 364-6162.

 

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News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC) - Monday, July 13, 2015

 

Mrs. Kathleen Goodwin Shaw, 92, of Raleigh died Sunday morning, July 12, 2015. She was born April 26, 1923 in Wake County, daughter of the late Robert and Bertha Goodwin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Madison Shaw. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 12:00 Noon at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Strickland and fiancée Dale Parker of Clayton and Diane Tyson and husband Charlie of Nashville, four grandchildren, Alyson Henry and husband Sean of Clayton, Samantha Strickland of Clayton, Adam Tyson of Nashville, and Courtney Titus and husband Glen of Wilmington, and one great grandchild, Lucy Titus. Arrangements are being handled by McLaurin Funeral Home in Clayton.

 

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Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) - Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Carlton Eugene Shelton, 46, entered to eternal rest Friday, after a long illness. He was born in Syracuse, NY, where he attended public schools and was a graduate of Corcoran High School in 1986. Before becoming ill, Carlton was employed with several restaurants and varies skilled trades. He loved sports and spending time with family. Carlton was a great man. He was quiet, always smiling at you and had very little to say. He really never had much to say. Being a blessed child, he got along with and was loved by everyone, family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Harry C. Shelton, Sr. in 2012. Carlton will continue to live through his beloved mother, Eleanor M. Joyner-Grenton; brothers, Andre Joyner and Harry (Fuzz) Shelton, Jr.; sister, LaRae Shelton; grandmother, Mary Joyner of Bronx, NY; uncles, James Joyner of New Jersey, Roy Joyner of North Carolina, George Shelton of Albany, NY; aunts, Wilhemina Joyner-Watson of Warrenton, NC, Eugena McNeil and Cynthia Shelton of Syracuse, NY, Catherine Shelton of Florida; nieces, Shanaye Titus, Asha Joyner and Brianna Williams; nephew, Amir Joyner; cousins, other relatives and friends. Calling Hours: Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon with funeral service to follow at Gethers Funeral Services. 315-476-0157 IN GOD WE TRUST

 

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Malone Telegram, The (NY) - Thursday, September 17, 2015

 

Ralph R. Shova, 82, of Westville, New York, passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 10, 2015, at the Alice Hyde Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. He had been a patient there since Sept. 8. Born in Malone, April 26, 1933, he was the son of the late Louis and Roseanna Vermette Shova. He attended local schools. On July 12, 1952, he was united in marriage to the former Geraldine Brown at Notre Dame Church in Malone. She predeceased him on Aug.10, 2014. From 1952 until 1956, he served in the United States Navy, and from 1956 until 1960, he served in the United States Reserves. He was honorably discharged. For more than 39 years, Ralph was employed by Alcoa in Massena. He retired in 1995. He enjoyed long rides, gardening, going to the casino and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Keith Shova of Constable, and Jeff and Kim Shova of Baldwinsville, New York; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Sandra and Tim Rockhill of Westville, Lisa and Pedro Gonzalez of Westville, Tracy and Terry Paige of Malone, Lori Shova of Westville, and Amy Titus of Westville; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Theresa and Raymond Ledger and Stella Archer, all of Connecticut, Laura Walburn of Oklahoma, and Gloria Van Ess of Malone; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by two sons-in-law, Kevin Titus and Fernand Hart; and one great-grandson, Damen Gonzalez. There are no calling hours. Funeral services and burial in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Constable will be private and at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made in his memory to the Westville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Arrangements are through the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service Inc. of Malone.

 

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Urbana Daily Citizen (OH) - Monday, June 29, 2015

 

Sharon Kay (Titus) Shroyer, 65, of Urbana, formerly of Kenton, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in the Ohio State Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born on January 20, 1950, in Kenton, Ohio, to Ruth Anna (Flowers) Titus and the late Leonard Titus. Sharon was a 1968 graduate of Kenton High School and married Ben L. Shroyer on June 8, 1968. Together they moved to Springfield, where she began working at National City Bank and remained there until 2002, retiring after more than 30 years. More recently, Sharon served as a deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Urbana, where she was a member, and worked at the Urbana-Champaign County Senior Center. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed watching her oldest grandson, Jared, drive his race car, attending car races, and watching her youngest grandson, Justin, play baseball and basketball. Sharon had a kind heart and will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. Sharon is survived by her mother, Ruth Anna (Flowers) Titus; daughter, Michelle (Kevin) Overholser of Cable; two grandsons, Jared Rupert and Justin Overholser; as well as two brothers, Ron Titus and Roger (Sherrill) Titus, both of Kenton; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her father, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Shroyer, in 2009; as well as a sister-in-law, Judi Titus. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in the WALTER & STOWE FUNERAL HOME, 642 S. Main St., Urbana, where services will also be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015, with Rev. Kevin Horrigan officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Kenton, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made in Sharon's honor to the American Heart Association, Great Rivers Affiliate, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693, or to the Urbana-Champaign County Senior Center, 701 S. Walnut St., Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be made to the family online by visiting www.walterfunerals.com.

 

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Plain Dealer, The (Cleveland, OH) - Sunday, April 12, 2015

 

Frederic Y. Shupe, 85, of Howard, OH passed away peacefully April 7, 2015 in Tampa, FL. He is survived by his loving wife Carol (nee Miller), daughters Janine (Nick) Telischak, Coleen Day Titus, and Jennifer Day, sons James (LeeAnn) Shupe and Gregory Day. Grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of two; brother of Norma (Walter) Shuirr. Fred was an engineer for Alcoa and enjoyed antiques, working in his yard, and spending time with his family. Family will receive friends at JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, 15822 PEARL RD., STRONGSVILLE, OH., Tuesday April 14, 2015 from 5 - 8 p.m. All Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Memorial Gardens, Mt. Vernon, OH. Arrangements by Yurch Funeral Home 216-398-1010 ~ www.YurchFunerals.com

 

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Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA) - Sunday, March 1, 2015

 

On February 25th, 2015 Frances Sibley passed away at her home in Mandeville, LA. Born in Natchitoches, LA June 23, 1938, to the late Vivian Bailey Sibley, Sr. & Zeona Mae Stacy, and sister of the late V. B. "Steve" Sibley, Jr. & Pearl Elizabeth Sibley Titus. Pre-deceased by her beloved Aunt Sis, Lela V. Stacey Pharis of Alexandria, LA. Survived by nieces Cheryl Strickland, Gwen Pezant & Stacey Buford, and nephews Gregory & Michael Sibley and the late Belinda Titus & Clifford Titus. Also survived by her other family of 50+ years, the late Patricia Lolan Maze, her daughters Sandra Maze D'Aunoy & Debra "Ann" Maze Comerio of San Antonio, TX, their children Shari M. D'Aunoy, Donna D'Aunoy Hahn & Wm. "Billy" G. D'Aunoy Jr., Robert Comerio and Deanna Comerio. She was an avid reader, especially non-fiction and WW2 history, Member of the WW2 museum with a brick dedicated to Lela V. Stacey for her service to the war time effort, and a patriot for love of this great country the USA. Special thanks to St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice for their outstanding care. The services will be private. E. J. Fielding Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please sign the online guest book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

 

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Evening Sun, The (Norwich, NY) - Friday, February 13, 2015

 

Neil J. Sliter, 77, passed away, surrounded by his family, Monday afternoon (Feb. 9, 2015) at his home on Oak Hill St. Born on Jan. 26, 1938, in his grandmother's home in the town of Butternuts in Ostego County, he was a son of Oliver and Grace Young Sliter. Neil married the love of his life, Janet Hendrickson Sliter on June 18, 1960 in Norwich, N.Y. They had two children, Kimberly Sue Prewitt (married to Paul Prewitt) and Chris Neil Sliter (married to Paula Calkins Sliter; and were later blessed with seven grandchildren, Jess, Evan and Alec Prewitt, Brittany, Amber, Logan and Parker Sliter. Neil is also survived by his brother, Ronald and his wife, Linda, their children, grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and an aunt. He was predeceased by his father, Oliver; mother, Grace; his sister, Carol; her husband, Bill Titus; also several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Neil attended several schools during his school years and graduated from Norwich High School in 1956. In 1958 he graduated from Broome Community College with a degree in Mechanical Technology. From 1958-1970 he worked in the engineering departments of several companies including, Link Aviation, the Bendix Corporation and SKF Industries. He later attained the knowledge and skills necessary to start his own business in residential construction and remodeling. Looking to the future, he worked hard and grew his business to include several rental properties. In recent years his creative passion led him to building custom cabinetry. Neil was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather. He was also a dedicated member of the Arkport Presbyterian Church and served many terms as a trustee, a caring member of the Stephen's Ministry and two terms as a session member. He also served as a trustee for the Arkport Village Board for over 20 years and was an active member of the Arkport Exchange Club. Neil also volunteered to coach the Arkport Little League baseball for several years. In his free time Neil always enjoyed spending time with his family, especially hunting with his son, Chris. He was also an avid reader with a thirst for knowledge. He truly enjoyed nature and spending time at his summer home at Loucks Pond with his wife, Janet. The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Neil J. Sliter. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to meet his family at the Arkport Presbyterian Church where a funeral service will be held in his memory, celebrating his life, at 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 21, 2015) with the Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyons officiating. A luncheon and a time of sharing memories of Neil will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory for a new outdoor Nativity scene at the Arkport Presbyterian Church, 15 Main St., Arkport, N.Y. 14807. Envelopes will be available at the church. Online condolences or remembrances of Neil are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

 

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Sacramento Bee, The (CA) - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 

Harry Daniel Smernes, age 82, passed away on February 18, 2015 surrounded by his family after a short illness. He was born on December 8, 1932 to Daniel and Olga Smernes in Napa, CA. Harry attended St. John';s Catholic School and Napa High. He was very active in sports in school. After graduation, he joined the Army Air Corps during the Korean War. When he returned to Napa after serving, He married Helen Wilson. They had 3 children, Janice, Jeanne and Nick. They moved to Sacramento were he went to Sacramento State and got his teaching credential. He worked for The Sacramento School District for 31 years as a coach and a counselor. He also worked for the Sacramento Bee for 15 years. Harry was loving, fun and enjoyed life to the fullest. He always played sports and was an avid golfer, playing every week at Kennedy Park. In 1993, his wife Helen passed away and he met Nancy Bradd in 1994 and they were married in 1996.. They enjoyed traveling together and many happy times with their family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Daniel and Olga Smernes, sisters, Artemis Smernes, Elle Smernes and Electra Butler and his daughter, Janice Smernes Svendsen. Harry is survived by his wife Nancy, sister, Alkemene Bandar (Ray) children, Jeanne Godwin (Ed) and Nick Smernes (Angela Yanaz), stepchildren, Elaine Paoli (Jim) , Sue Titus Griego (Joe) and Greg Titus. Grandchildren, Holly Kinney (Brian), Gary Magana (Sarah) Shelby Clark, Sierra Smernes, Clare Yanaz, Alisha Michaelson (Sven), Andrea Griego and Alexa Griego and James Bush (Amber), 9 great-grandchildren, niece, Jeanette Mulgrew and lifelong friend, Len Rothman (Nan). Harry was a man of faith in Jesus and he showed his faith in how he lived and treated everyone. He was caring, kind and generous. He will be missed by all who loved him. There will be a memorial celebration at Grace Church, 3765 Solano Avenue, Napa, CA 94558 on Thursday, February 26, at 2:00pm. Donations can be made to Napa Valley Hospice. Memories and notes of sympathy may be shared at claffeyandrota.com.

 

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Independent, The (Massillon, OH) - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 

Dennis L. Smith. Age 68, of Home worth, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Aultman Hospital. He was born Dec. 5, 1946 in Massillon, Ohio to Mildred (Compon) Smith and the late John Smith. He retired from Smith and Nephew as a maintenance supervisor where he had worked for 26 years, had worked in maintenance at the Great Trail Care Center in Minerva, graduated from Massillon High School and was a US Army Veteran having served in Vietnam. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Claudia whom he married June 23, 1983; a daughter, Kimberly (John) Whitmer of Massillon; a step daughter, Lisa (Titus) Miller of Minerva; a stepson, David (Dawn) Stryffeler of Franklin, Pa.; a brother, Mark Smith of Massillon; eight grandchildren; four great grand children. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com Gotschall-Hutchison 330-868-4900

 

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Delta Democrat Times (Greenville, MS) - Thursday, April 30, 2015

 

Funeral services for Michael Earl Smith Jr., 18, of Greenville, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Outreach Bible Church, Greenville. He died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Burial will be at Lakewood Cemetery, under the direction of Redmon Funeral Home, Greenville. He is survived by his mother, Kimlie Smith, of Greenville; his father, Michael (Brenda) Smith, of Greenville; one sister, Michela Smith, of Greenville; five brothers, Rayshun Titus, Arlander McCarthy, Michael Henry and Ramella Brady, all of Greenville, and Mekhi Height, of Arizona; a very special friend, Jalissia Green, of Greenville; his grandmother, Mary Titus, of Greenville; three aunts, Robin Titus, Regina Hamilton and Parthenia Hamilton, all of Greenville; four uncles, Marvin Titus, Davion Titus and Barry Hamilton, all of Greenville, and Clinton Smith, of Chicago, Ill.; one niece, Rayionna Titus, of Chicago; one nephew, Raderrian Profit, of Greenville; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Williams will officiate.

 

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Erie Times-News (PA) - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

 

Florence "Evelyn" Snider Florence "Evelyn" Snider (nee Johnson) died peacefully in her home, on March 1st, 2015, in Dawsonville, Georgia, following a brief illness. She was 82 years old. Mrs. Snider was born on July 23, 1932, in Grassflat, Pa., to her parents, Carl Berger Johnson and Anna Edlund Johnson. She married Robert "Bob" Snider is 1951. The Sniders moved to East Amherst, New York, where Bob worked for Conrail and was a volunteer fireman for the East Amherst Fire Department (formerly Transit Fire Department) and Evelyn was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Transit Fire Department. Mrs. Snider is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Paul) Fetzner; and her son, John (Cathy nee Roth); her sisters, Betty Morton of Phillipsville, Pennsylvania and Mildred Titus of Concord, Ohio; and brother, Bob Johnson of Rockwall, Texas; as well as many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her brothers, Lenard and John Johnson; and her son, Kenneth Snider. Mrs. Snider will be buried in a private ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Swormville, N.Y. A memorial will take place on March 5 at 1:00 p.m. at East Amherst Fire Hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mrs. Snider's life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association. Sign the Guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits

 

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Lakewood News (Hastings, MI) - Saturday, February 7, 2015

 

On February 4, 2015, John Daniel Snyder, age 75, and Marlene Kay Snyder (nee Graffius), age 73, together entered into the presence of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. While the sorrow of those they left behind is great, their family desires to joyfully remember the lives John and Marlene lived and the impact they had on many. John Daniel Snyder was born March 18, 1939 in Montrose, PA to Horace and Josephine Snyder. He was the second of nine children and grew up in Towanda, PA. He spent his high school years in Bolivia, South America where his father served as a missionary. He moved from Bolivia to Alberta, Canada to attend Prairie Bible Institute, and then earned his B.A. from Columbia International University in South Carolina. Marlene Kay (Graffius) Snyder was born October 5, 1941 in Nettletown, PA to Emerson and Alice Graffius. Marlene was the fourth of eight children, and grew up in Mundy's Corner, PA. Marlene attended Columbia International University for four years, where she met John Snyder and from which she graduated with a B.A. in Religious Education. John and Marlene were married in Mundy's Corner, PA on July 2, 1965. They welcomed two daughters into their family while they lived in the Lower 48. In the summer of 1969, John and Marlene moved to Alaska to help plant a church on the Kenai Peninsula. Their two sons were born in the years after John and Marlene moved to Alaska. John was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Kenai for nearly 30 years, while Marlene worked as wife, mother, homemaker and babysitter. Both John and Marlene were active in their church, Kenai Grace Brethren, and in the Kenai/Soldotna communities. John retired from the Postal Service in 2000, and in 2006, moved with Marlene to Hastings, to be near several of their children and grandchildren. John and Marlene joined Hastings Baptist Church after their move and were very involved members. They enjoyed their small group, attending Bible studies, supporting missions, hosting meals for many relatives and friends, going on "drives" together in the countryside, visiting relations all over the U.S., and spending time with their children and grandchildren. They were devoted to each other and loved to do almost everything together as a couple. They cherished their roles as father and mother, Papa and Gomee to their children and grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Grace Harper. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Margaret "Bunny" Sisson. John and Marlene will be missed and remembered by their surviving siblings, Joe (Elna) Snyder, Joy (Fred) Luce, Faith (the late Conrad) Parvin, Hope (Jim) Cummins, Jed (Betty) Snyder, Alethia "Tudy" Brutcher, Kirk (Martha) Snyder and Herb (Yvonne) Graffius, Judy (Greg) Johnson, Paul (Barbara) Graffius, Timothy (Christine) Graffius, Daniel Graffius, Sheila (Earl) Woods; their four children Heather (Ryan) Patrick, Heidi (Jonathan) Titus, Chad (Cindy) Snyder, Nate Snyder; nine grandchildren, their spouses, and two greatgrandchildren. They are also survived by several aunts and uncles, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. John and Marlene are at the Lauer Family Funeral Home - Wren Chapel, 1401 N. Broadway, Hastings, where their family will receive friends on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at Hastings Baptist Church on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the church. Interment will be made in Clarksville Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be directed to the Missions Fund at Hastings Baptist Church, 309 E. Woodlawn Ave., Hastings, MI 49058 or New Tribes Mission, 1000 E. First St., Sanford, FL 32771-1487. Philippians 1:20-21: I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Please visit www.lauerfh. com and share memories and condolences to the Snyder family.

 

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Centre Daily Times (State College, PA) - Thursday, August 20, 2015

 

Janice L. Snoberger July 6, 1938 August 18, 2015 Janice L. Snoberger, 77, of Julian, died August 18, 2015, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. She was born July 6, 1938, in Bellefonte, the daughter of the late Martin L. and Esther King Spotts. On November 23, 1957 she married George C. Snoberger who survives at home. Janice was a Payroll Clerk at SMS Sutton Engineer. Janice was a big Pittsburgh Pirate and Penn State football fan. She enjoyed reading. She also enjoyed watching all of her grandson';s activities. Janice and her husband, George, traveled 49 of the 50 states by motorcycle. They also traveled all of the Provinces of Canada and toured all of Germany. She was a member of the GWRRA Chapter S. of Altoona. She was a member of the Brookside Wesleyan Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Betsy A. Snoberger, of Pittsburgh; two sons, Jeffrey S. (Dorothy) Snoberger, of Howard and Gregory A. (Wendy) Snoberger, of Woolrich Township, N.J.; two sisters, Donna S. Titus, of Sherman, Texas and Pauline A. Spotts, of Julian; two brothers, Philip L. Spotts, of Waterford and Lynn M. Spotts, of Mt. Dora, Fla; and one grandchild, Hunter S. Snoberger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Fred A. Spotts and Ronald W. Spotts. Services will be held at Brookside Wesleyan Church, 403 Bush Hollow Road, Julian, PA on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Robert ";Bo"; King officiating. Family and friends will be received on Friday, August 21, 2015, from 6-8 p.m. at the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, 201 Spring Street, Milesburg, PA and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Bush Hollow Cemetery, Union Township, Centre County. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookside Wesleyan Church, 403 Bush Hollow Road, Julian, PA 16844. Arrangements are under the direction of Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Online condolences may be made at www. deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com

 

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Rockford Register Star (Rockford, IL) - Thursday, March 19, 2015

 

Charles Edward Spates of Rockford departed this earthly life March 11, 2015, in his home, after a long illness. He was born October 23, 1952, in Rockford; the son of Roy Sr. and Bobbie Spates. He married the former Cathy Knox April 18, 2011. Charles attended Faith Center Church and was baptized at a young age. He attended Auburn High School later to receive his GED. Charles leaves to cherish many loving memories, his wife, Cathy; daughters, Alicia, Ribbian and Natasha Spates, Jennifer Knox and Aquaia Caldwell; sons, Charles Taylor, Isaac Vines and Jason Knox; 10 grandchildren; mother, Bobbie Spates; four sisters, Phyllis (Evan) Titus, Lenora Brown, Cynthia Spates and Michelle McClelland; five brothers, Danny, Ronald, Lester (Alicia), Roy Jr., (Barbara) and Demarous (Nicole) Spates; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father, and special friend, Michael Staten. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at Second Christian Church, 950 N. Rockton Ave. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State St.

 

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Evening Tribune, The (Hornell, NY) - Thursday, April 9, 2015

 

Lillian L. Spencer, 92, a former resident of Greenwood, passed away Tuesday evening (April 7, 2015) at the Hornell Gardens. Born in the Town Of Jasper, Dec. 16, 1922, the daughter of Roy and Nina Kernan Stephens, she had resided in Greenwood for several years, later moving to Green Acres Park in Hornell. She was a graduate of Greenwood Central School, class of 1941. She had been employed as an attendance clerk at the Greenwood Central School, prior to her retirement in 1977. Lillian served her country as a member of the WAVES, a part of the United States Navy during World War II. Lillian was known as an excellent housekeeper, and especially enjoyed gardening, her flowers, and most of all she enjoyed her family. She was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Earl Spencer in 1998; as well as two brothers, Glenn and Elmore Stephens. To send a remembrance to the family or to light a candle in Lillian's memory, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Spencer of Almond and Joan Titus of Hornell; her sister-in-law, Ruth Speed of Canisteo; two grandchildren, Sean (Jill) Titus of Gettysburg, Pa., and Shelby (Dan) Zaparzynski of Hornell; one great-grandson, Josiah Titus; and nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will not be observing public calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo on Friday (April 10, 2015) at 11 a.m. Rev. Daniel Knopf will officiate. Burial will be in Bennetts Creek Cemetery. Friends may make memorial contributions to: The Greenwood United Methodist Church.

 

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Caledonian-Record, The (VT) - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

Shirley A. (Nichols) Stefanik, 88, of Cottage Street, Littleton, N.H., died Friday morning Feb. 20, 2015, at the Littleton Regional Hospital. Mrs. Stefanik was born in Dalton, N.H., on April 17, 1926, the daughter of Orin and Edith (Titus) Smith. Shirley would later marry Gordon Nichols in 1946 and lived happily in Dalton until 1984, when Gordon lost his battle to cancer. In 1948 they had a beautiful baby girl; Marilyn Nichols (Koczur), who lost her battle with Acute Leukemia in 2011. Shirley was fortunate to find love twice and remarried Martin Stefanik of Franconia in 1996, where they lived until Martin lost his battle with cancer in 2000. Eventually Shirley moved into the Beattie House, in Littleton where she lived happily for nearly five years and was beloved by many. During her lifetime she was employed at the Gilman Paper Mill, Connors and Hoffman in Littleton and in retirement provided home care and companionship. Shirley was a former member of the American Legion and the VFW, Dalton Historical Society and Gilman Senior Citizens. Family members include a sister, Helen Johnson of Alaska; grandson, Richard Collins of Massachusetts; granddaughter, Robin Gould of Colebrook; three great-grandchildren: Krystal White, Zachary White and Brieanna Mckeage, one great-great-grandchild, Gavyn Hagan; three nephews and two nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Martin Stefanik; a daughter Marilyn Koczur; two brothers, Edgar Smith and Herbert Smith, and sistersin-law Vera Smith and Lena Smith. A memorial service will be held at the Littleton Congregational Church on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. Pastor W. David Weddington will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Cushman Cemetery, Dalton. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster, NH. Please go to www.baileyfh.net for more information or to send an online condolence.

 

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Kokomo Tribune (IN) - Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Elizabeth Ann Stiner, 89, Greentown, passed away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Century Villa Health Care. She was born June 3, 1925, in Kokomo to Murl Jacob and Mae Beatrice (Miller) Titus. On Feb. 18, 1946, she married Firmin Stiner, and he preceded her in death May 26, 1983. She and her husband were the proprietors of Stiners Camera and Gift for 30 years and were members of Main Street United Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Cherie (Jim) Weeks, Greentown; grandchildren, Brian S. (Christine) Weeks, Kokomo, and Tricia M. Weeks, Zionsville; great-grandchildren, Brianne (Aaron) Henry, St. Louis, Kylie Weeks, Kokomo, and Jacob Weeks, Kokomo; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and four brothers, Murl J. Titus Jr., Paul R. Titus, William L. Titus, and Joseph Titus. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with Pastor Don Webb officiating. Entombment will take place in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Century Villa Health Care. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.

 

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Express-Times, The (Easton, PA) - Sunday, April 19, 2015

 

Evangeline G. "Cookie" Swint, 89, of Easton, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 in Easton Hospital. Born April 6, 1926, in Washington, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Evangeline Titus Groves. Her husband of 65 years, Herman M. Swint, died May 1, 2013. Years ago she worked for the former Tung Sol. She had been an independent Avon consultant for 40 years. She graduated from Washington High School Class of 1944. Cookie enjoyed crossword puzzles, ceramics, traveling, reading, Swedish fish, and Broadway shows. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Cookie was a member of Greater Shiloh Baptist Church, where she was a Mother of the Church and a member of the Willing Workers. She was also a member of the Women's Club of the YWCA. Surviving are five sons, H. Michael and his wife Christine and David J. and his wife Donna, all of Easton; Robert and his wife Debora, of Cherry Hill, NJ, Clifford and his wife Salome, of Neshanic Station, NJ and Philip and his wife Jessica, of Bethlehem; a daughter, Alice Marie Patterson, of Mt. Vernon, NY; two brothers, Alex Groves, of Washington, NJ and David Groves, of Allentown; two sisters, Alice Thompson, of Washington, NJ and Evelyn Jones, of Easton; 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William and two sisters, Mary Johnson and Joyce Dorsey. Services will be held at 11am Saturday in Shiloh Chapel, 201 Brother Thomas Bright Avenue, Easton. Call Saturday 10-11am in the chapel. Burial will be in Hay's Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Easton. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com. Memorials may be made to Greater Shiloh Church, 403 Pastor Fred Davis Street, Easton, PA 18042.

 

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News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC) - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

Ira "Duke" Jacob Tanner, surrounded by family on January 9, 2015, Ira ";Duke"; Jacob Tanner (86) passed away at his home in Granite Bay, CA where he lived with his wife of 62 years, June Halsor Tanner. Ira was born on July 12, 1928 in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from Oconomowac High School in 1946 and from St. Olaf College in 1950 where he was a popular trumpet player. He then went into the navy and upon his discharge, married his college sweetheart, June Halsor, in 1952. Following the navy Ira graduated from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, graduating in 1956. He then served as a pastor in Greenwood, WI before venturing west with his young family to start a mission church in Orangevale, CA - Christ the King Lutheran Church. Ira served 14 years in the ministry in Orangevale before attending Sacramento State University where he completed his Master';s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 1971. Ira worked in many capacities throughout the years. He was a licensed practicing counselor in the Sacramento area and authored three books: Loneliness: The Fear of Love; Trust: The Key to Lasting Relationships; The Gift of Grief: Healing the Pain of Everyday Losses. Ira also worked as a part-time pastor at many churches, instructed at local colleges and upon retirement enjoyed volunteering at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville, CA. He is remembered as a friendly character who loved to talk to people. Over Ira';s lifetime he enjoyed hiking, running, reading, listening to jazz music, singing and being with his family. He and June spent their summers with family and friends at Ottertail Lake in Ottertail County, MN. Ira is survived by his wife, June Halsor Tanner and his four daughters: Connie (Rand) Huggett, Kristi (Jeff) Wyant, Kathy Ynclan, Mary (Mark) Titus; and seven grandchildren: Joshua and Kyle Huggett, Jessica and Rachele Wyant, Shane Ynclan, Haley and Drew Titus; and two great-grandchildren: Caitlynn and Madelynn Huggett. He is also survived by his sister, Jean Tanner Harney, who lives in Scottsdale, AZ. Ira is preceded in death by his father, Idar Tanner, mother, Judith Romstad Tanner and son-in-law, Bill Ynclan. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Granite Bay, CA. Memory gifts may be made to the American Heart Association (200 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95811).

 

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News & Observer, The (Raleigh, NC) - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

Jon Michael Taylor, 70 of Raleigh, previously of Durham, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, May 9th at 5:00pm in his home surrounded by family and friends after the battle with a Glioblastoma brain tumor. Mike was born in Seattle, Washington December 6, 1944 to Lorne G. Taylor (deceased) and Evelyn C. Taylor. He graduated from Annandale High School, Virginia: 1963, Southwood College, Salemburg,NC: 1967. In July 1968 he joined the United States Navy and served 2 years active duty, followed by 36 years of reserve duty. Mike was married June 1967 to his dedicated wife Karen Titus Taylor. After his active service in the Navy, they returned to Durham in which he worked from 1970-2001 for the Veterans Administration Hospital as director of the Animal Research Facility. Throughout his life, he enjoyed many outdoor activities including, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping boating and gardening. Most people will remember Mike by his ever present smile and friendly, loving and jovial personality. Mike is survived by his wife of 48 years: Karen Titus Taylor of Raleigh NC and their two daughters: Michele Taylor Lake and husband Joseph F. Lake Jr. of Hanover, Pennsylvania and their two sons: PV2 Bradley R. Lake (US Army) Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. And Zachary L. Lake of Hanover, Pa. Ginnie Taylor Platt and husband Christopher M. Platt and their three sons: Taylor W. Platt, Joshua M. Platt, and Alex C. Platt all of Brandon, Florida. Mother: Evelyn C. Taylor of Omak, Washington. Brother: Richard (Dick) L. Taylor and wife Linda of Tigard, Oregon. Sister-in-law: Mary Taylor of Portland, Oregon. One nephew: Kelly L. Taylor of Omak, Washington, and his son Kyle Taylor of Conconully, Washington. He is preceded in death by his father Lorne G. Taylor and brother: Terrald (Terry) N. Taylor. A Celebration of Life with a Military Honor service and gathering will be held Wednesday May 13, 2015 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at Hall Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 West Main St., Durham, NC. Anyone wishing to say a few words will be welcome to do so. His ashes will be spread in Conconully, Washington at a later date. Flowers will be accepted or Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center: Box 3264 Durham, NC 27710 OR Transitions Life Care (Hospice) of Wake County: 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607. Online condolences at www.hallwynne.com

 

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Carthage Press, The (MO) - Friday, May 8, 2015

 

Alvin Joe Thomas, 80, of Carthage passed away 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at his home. Alvin was born March 28, 1935 in Busch, Ark. He was the son of Joseph Elmer Thomas and Lydia Ash Thomas. During his life he spent time in California, New Mexico and Arkansas, but always considered Carthage his home. Alvin worked as a Machinist for Steadley until his retirement. He was a member of Joplin Full Gospel Church. Alvin was united in marriage to Betty Filbeck on April 17, 1954 in Berryville, Ark. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Latina Puebla of Carthage, three sisters; Gladys A. Hearn of Willard, Mo., Rowena Titus of Lane, Kan., and Betty Etchison and her husband Carl of Rogers, Ark., and three step grandchildren. Alvin was preceded in death by his daughter Sandra Kay Thomas and a granddaughter Natalia Puebla who both passed away May 22, 2011. He was also preceded in death by two brothers Howard Thomas and Harold Thomas. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Joplin Full Gospel Church in Joplin. Burial will be in Fullerton Cemetery in Carthage. Contributions may be made to the Joplin Full Gospel Church in care of the Ulmer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home.

 

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Pasadena Citizen, The (TX) - Sunday, March 29, 2015

 

Lou Thompson, 97, a Pasadena resident since 1942, died Friday, March 27, 2015. She was born in Pennington, Texas on February 24, 1918. Lou graduated from Galveston High School. In July, 1932 Lou was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Texas. She was married to Floyd E. Thompson on August 31, 1935 in Groveton, Texas and they moved to Pasadena in 1942. Lou was a wonderful cook, seamstress, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, and wife. She loved her family, her church, and was a member of Golden Acres Baptist Church. In her senior years she was very active in the "Young at Heart" Club at her church. She is survived by her sons Floyd Standley Thompson and wife Gayle, Lynn E. Thompson and Alisa White, L. Ray Thompson and wife Zana, Wayne A. Thompson and wife Pamela; grandchildren Ken Thompson and wife Tamara, Shiree Verdone and husband Armond, Teresa O'Neal and husband Dale, Dan Thompson, Kirk Thompson and wife Sheryl, Cory Thompson and wife Andrea, Amy Titus and husband Mike, Andy Thompson and wife Carri, Kelli Cooper and husband Randy, Melissa Weber and husband James, Traci Frederick and husband Troy; 26 great grandchildren and spouses: 1 great great grandchild. Visitation will be held at Golden Acres Baptist Church at 12:00 to 2:00 pm with services to follow at 2:00 with Dr. Royce Measures and Brannon Revel officiating. Burial will follow at Grand View Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Ken Thompson, Dan Thompson, Kirk Thompson, Cory Thompson, Andy Thompson and Mike Titus. In lieu of usual remembrances the family requests donations be made to Golden Acres Baptist Church, 2203 Pansy, Pasadena, Texas 77503. Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505, 281-479-6076.

 

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Seattle Times, The (WA) - Saturday, October 10, 2015

 

Betty Tisdale wouldn't take no for an answer. As the well-connected secretary to U.S. Sen. Jacob Javits of New York, she spent the 1960s raising money for and volunteering at An Lac Orphanage in Vietnam. In 1975, with the fall of Saigon imminent, she resolved to get as many of the orphans out of the war zone as she could. "I had no idea how I was going to do it, where I was going to put them. I had to find planes, a place for them, find parents for them," she later told ABC News. She famously called the Secretary of the U.S. Army to ask for help. When he didn't return her call, she called his mother. Because of her efforts, 219 children were airlifted to Fort Benning, Ga., where the Army secretary had ordered a school building converted to a nursery. Within a month, all the children were adopted by American families. The story of the dramatic rescue was told in the 1980 TV movie "The Children of An Lac," with Shirley Jones playing Mrs. Tisdale. "She could pull more strings and get more things done. She would call up anybody and convince them of doing something they probably hadn't been thinking about doing," said Jack Fitterer, longtime CEO of the Pacific Institute in Seattle, the nonprofit where Mrs. Tisdale worked in the decade before she retired. Mrs. Tisdale died in her Seattle home on Aug. 19, a month shy of her 93rd birthday. A private memorial service will be held Saturday on Queen Anne. Mrs. Tisdale's life work was inspired by Tom Dooley, a doctor and humanitarian, who opened remote medical clinics in Vietnam and Laos and founded the An Lac Orphanage. It was at the orphanage where Mrs. Tisdale met her husband, an Army doctor, Patrick Tisdale. They married in 1969. He was a widower with five boys between the ages of 5 and 12. Over the next several years, the couple adopted five girls from the orphanage and raised their family in Columbus, Ga., where Dr. Tisdale opened a pediatrics practice and his wife worked as office manager. Their oldest son, Patrick Tisdale Jr., recalled meeting his new mother less than a year after his own mother had died, a time when he said he was numb and disoriented. "There was something hypnotic about her voice, her touch, her manner," he said. "I would see it over the years when she met other orphans. It was a very warm relationship immediately." He and his sisters said Mrs. Tisdale understood what it was to be an orphan: Her father had died when she was young, and when she was about 10 her mother had to be institutionalized with tuberculosis. She and her three sisters were separated and sent to live with relatives. Mrs. Tisdale's children said that over the years, as the rescued An Lac orphans grew up, many sought her out. With her organizational skills and excellent memory, they said, she had no trouble recalling their stories. "She always remembered who they were, the family that adopted them. The reunions were always emotional," said her daughter Mai Lara Tisdale. In 2000, after her own family was raised, Mrs. Tisdale founded Helping and Loving Orphans (HALO), which collected funds and supplies for orphanages and at-risk children in Vietnam, Colombia, Afghanistan, Mexico and Haiti. She partnered with existing organizations, local governments and social-service agencies to provide education, health care and job training to the children. Her own children said she managed to get even office supplies and airfare for the organization donated, so 99.9 percent of the money she raised went to the children. "She was a force to be reckoned with," said her daughter Lien Titus. Mrs. Tisdale is survived by her 10 children: Patrick Jr., of Washington, D.C.; Dan, of Spokane; Sean and Neal, of Atlanta; James, of Burbank, Calif.; Xuan Fields, of Kapolei, Hawaii; Lien Titus, of Shoreline; Mai Lara Tisdale, of New York City; Thuvan DeBellis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Kim Lan Tisdale, of Seattle, and 13 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick. The family asks that memorials be made to HALO through www.bettytisdale.com.

 

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Spokesman-Review, The (Spokane, WA) - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

 

Annette P. Tissue, (Age 84) Our mom passed away peacefully on July 2, 2015. She was involved in many activities throughout her life including bowling, roller skating, and softball. She was also extremely passionate about her garden. You could always find her working in her yard or her rose garden. Annette is survived by her three children Patty Knudtson, Jim Tissue and Peggy Frazier, sister Charlene Titus and brother Steve Toland as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 3:00PM.

 

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Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) and Herald News (West Paterson, NJ) - Saturday, February 7,

 

Ruth Tolomeo (nee Bsarany), age 79 of Totowa at rest in Manhattan on February 3, 2015. Beloved wife of Jerry Tolomeo of Totowa. Loving mother of Donna Titus & her husband Gary of Wayne, Mark Tolomeo & his wife, Stephanie of Totowa and Jerry Tolomeo & his wife, Dawn of Totowa. Dear grandmother of Eric and Brittany Titus and Amanda, Mark and Gianna Tolomeo. Also survived by eight brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. Born in Paterson, she lived most of her life inTotowa. She was a Homemaker. Mrs. Tolomeo was a parishioner of St. James R.C. Church, Totowa and was a member of the Totowa Happy Seniors and the Riverside Vets. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd, Totowa, on Monday at 8:45 AM. Funeral Mass to follow at St. James R.C. Church, Totowa at 9:30 AM. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum, Totowa. Friends may visit Sunday 4-8 PM. For more information, go to www.festamemorial.com.

 

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Allegheny Times (Coraopolis, PA) - Thursday, May 21, 2015

 

Joann R. Heffinger Tonya, 83, of Beaver Falls, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Good Samaritan Hospice. Born July 1, 1931 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Esther Couch Landsbaugh. She had been a member of the former First United Methodist Church in Beaver Falls. She had been employed as a secretary at the former Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products Company. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Tonya in 2014. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Kenneth Holst and her grandson, Jared Holst, all of Chippewa Township; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Jean Landsbaugh, Chippewa Township, and three sisters and two brothersin-law, Karen Sylvester, Chippewa Township, and her twin sister, Carolyn Blair and her husband Frank, Ft. Myers, FL, and Sally and Charles Titus, Conway, SC. Friends will be received Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the HILL & KUNSELMAN FUNERAL HOME, www.hillandkunselman. com, 3801 Fourth Ave., College Hill, Beaver Falls. The service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Roddy of Brush Run United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton.

 

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Telegraph, The (Nashua, NH) - Saturday, January 24, 2015

 

Leo Torosian, 84, longtime resident of Amherst, NH, died on January 21, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. He was born in Litchfield, NH on March 1, 1930, a son of Margos and Margaret (Charkmachian) Torosian. He graduated from Nashua High School, Class of 1948. Mr. Torosian had been a co-owner and operator of Peoples Laundry, Milford for many years. In his earlier years, he was a short order cook at the Miss Nashua Diner and had also been employed as a driver for Cushman Bakery. He was an avid fisherman and also had a keen interest in politics and finances. Mr. Torosian was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1953 with the rank of Sergeant. He was predeceased by his wife, Elsie V. (Erickson) Torosian, who died in 1990; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lars and Ruth Erickson; two sisters, Charlotte Simoneau and Mary Carlock; two nephews, Frederick Simoneau and Anthony Simoneau. Family members include his brother and sister-in-law, George and Mary Torosian of Nashua, NH; six nieces, Linda Carbone, Margaret Carlock, Marcia Rodgers, Margaret Titus, Judith Noel and Lisa Moreau; two nephews, George M. Torosian and Mark Simoneau; and his companion of many years, Phyllis Hill of Amherst, NH. Memorial visiting hours are on Sunday, January 25th from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Home Health & Hospice Care, Community Hospice House, Attn: Development, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com

 

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Herald, The (Sharon, PA) - Saturday, December 5, 2015

 

Roy Lee Tucker of Brookfield was called home at 8:25 am Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at his residence while surrounded by the love of his family. He was 84. Mr. Tucker was born June 25, 1931, in Summerset, Ky., a son to Arnold and Lois (Bray) Tucker. Roy found employment at Industrial Rayon Inc., Painesville, Ohio, where he worked for 18 years. Later on, he was hired as an electrician for Packard Electric, Warren, Ohio, where he provided continued support for his family, retiring in 1988 after 24 years of service. His memberships included the International Union of Electrical Workers Local 717 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Warren. In his spare time, he enjoyed going to flea markets, wetting a line at his favorite fishing hole, and metal detecting. He is probably best remembered for his smoking pipes; one in his mouth and two on standby, packed and ready to light. He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy K. Duncan, whom he married July 25, 1976; seven daughters, Marie Tucker, Brea, Calif.; Betty Sue "Susie" Avery, Ashtabula, Ohio; Rebecca J. Tucker, Youngstown; Gracie DeLong (Paul), Sharon; Debbie Kerins, Dallas, Texas; Beverly C. Martin (James), Brookfield; and Harrietta Titus, Hermitage; a son, Michael L. Tucker, Sun Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Fay Pinelli (Cosie), Venice, Fla.; and Gertrude Muto, Geneva; three brothers, Leighton Tucker (Millie), Summerset, Raymond Tucker (Alice), Austinburg, Ohio; and Earl C. Tucker (Sue), Geneva, Ohio; and 25 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. As suggested by his family, material contributions can be made to Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove Street, Brookfield, OH 44403. TUCKER Roy Lee, 84, of Brookfield. Calling hours: A time of gathering to honor Roy will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (12-8-15) in BRICELAND FUNERAL SERVICE, LLC, 379 state Route 7, SE, Brookfield, OH 44403. Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday (12-9-15) in Brookfield United Methodist Church, 6951 Grove Street, Brookfield. Burial: Brookfield Township Cemetery.

 

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Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

 

Robert, Tweedy, 86, of Wichita, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his home in Wichita. Robert was born on Dec. 1, 1928, in Sallisaw, OK the son of Will and Stella (Wood) Tweedy. Robert and Ruth Tweedy were united in marriage on Sept. 14, 1954, in Sallisaw, OK. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage. Robert retired in 1995 from Safeway Farmland Inc. after 38 years. He was a longtime member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Robert served 3 years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Robert F. Tweedy; granddaughter, Melissa Tweedy; brothers, Wilburn Tweedy, Shelby Tweedy; and sister, Dora Marie Hale. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Tweedy; children, Toni (Brent) Titus, Dixie (Mike) Dorriety, Leslie (Don) Keene, Dennis Tweedy, Sharon Ruth (Mike) Walker, Janet (John) McCartney, Todd Tweedy; brother, Leroy Tweedy; sisters, Louis Ann Tweedy, Lula Bell Maness, Dorothy Tweedy; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home, 12100 E. 13th St. N., Wichita. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1415 S. Topeka St., Wichita. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Wichita. Memorials can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 3316 Bee Caves Rd. West Lake Hills, TX 78746.

 

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Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

 

Evan Rodney Waite passed away July 11, 2015 at his mother's home in South Ogden. He was born October 15, 1956 in Brigham City, Utah to Arlene Dial Waite Rasmussen and Rodney Hurren Waite. He was the middle of three children. Evan grew up in Sunset, Utah and graduated from Clearfield High School where he played football and enjoyed other sports. After high school he worked for Phil's Foodmart, he then entered the construction trade. He was then hired on at Western Zirconium in the Fabrication Department where he ran the forge press. He received many awards for safety and operations. He worked there for nearly 30 years. Evan enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed being with his good friends and would befriend anyone in need. Evan married Tracy Titus. From the union came a daughter, Brooxie, later he had a daughter, Kelsie, with Kay Chase. He later married the love of his life, Lisa Nadel. Evan is survived by his mother, Arlene; his brother; Jerry H. Waite (Jeri); sister, Carrie Adams; nieces and nephews: Stephanie (Andy) Taylor, Jackie (Kelly) Moss, Clint (Christy) Waite and Brady Adams; and step father, Ken Rasmussen, all who loved him dearly. A viewing will take place Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden Utah. Graveside service will be at the Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Utah, Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may greet family one hour prior to services at Leavitt's Mortuary from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Interment at the Willard City Cemetery, Willard, Utah. Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah. Please send condolences to the family at: www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (IA) - Sunday, December 6, 2015

 

Yvonne L. Waller, 93, of Cedar Falls, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at Western Home Communities Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center, Cedar Falls. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, in Varina, daughter of Charles F. and Irene E. Titus Kidder. She married Joseph L. Waller on Feb. 21, 1941, in Cedar Falls. He died March 27, 2011. She was a homemaker throughout her adult life. Survived by: two sons, Ronald (Barbara) of Lakebay, Wash., and Dennis (Charlene) of Cedar Falls; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a sister, Merle Phillips of Wheaton, Ill. Preceded in death by: five sisters; and four brothers. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at First United Methodist Church, with burial in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Richardson Funeral Service, Cedar Falls, and also for an hour before services Wednesday at the church. Memorials: may be directed to the church. Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.

 

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Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

 

On March 15, 2015, Jean F. Walsh (nee Freeman), of Parkville; beloved wife of the late Alden C. Walsh; devoted mother of Cynthia "Cindy" Walsh Titus and her husband Tom, Kevin Alden Walsh and his wife Sue, Jeffrey Dale Walsh, Kenneth Woodward Walsh and his wife Tina; sister of Richard W. Freeman; loving grandmother of Austin C. and Lindsey M. Titus, Chris A. Walsh, Tyler C. and Katie N. Walsh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jean's name may be made to Oak Crest Scholarship Fund, 8800 Walther Blvd. Parkville, MD 21234. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com. Paid death notice View and sign our online guestbook at Baltimoresun.com/obituaries.

 

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Review Times (Fostoria, OH) - Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 

Rosemary Wangler, 94, of Fostoria, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2015 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria. She was born September 13, 1921 in Tiffin to the late Edward and Marie (Eichhorn) Michaels. She married Paul L. Wangler February 9, 1952 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, and he died August 23, 1992. Surviving are three daughters, Kathy (Steve) Titus, Catawba Island, Marcia (Mike) Gruss, Fremont and Linda (Greg) Peiffer, Catawba Island; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Corbin) Daeger, Emily (Paul) Brose, Jake (Bre) Titus, Shelly (Jason) Smola, Jim Gruss, Nick and Alex Peiffer; six great-grandchildren, Grace, Ella and Sophia Brose, Henry, Lily and Jackson Smola; and a brother, Lawrence "Larry" Michaels, Fostoria. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Clare Michaels. Rosemary was a homemaker and longtime secretary for St. Wendelin Elementary School, and the religious education department. She was a loyal member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, its Rosary-Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, 55 plus club and Memorial Choir. She volunteered many years at St. Wendelin's Parish Festival and enjoyed working in the garden, playing cards, doing embroidery, sewing and quilting. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was most proud of the family she raised. Visitation is Wednesday November 11, 2015 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at HOENING FUNERAL HOME 242 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria, where a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria with Rev. James Peiffer presiding. Burial will follow at St. Wendelin Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Wendelin Parish. Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.

 

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Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - Thursday, January 22, 2015

 

Dennis LeRoy Ward, 76, retired City of Wichita Building Maintenance, passed away Jan. 17, 2015. Dennis was a Navy Veteran and volunteer at Senior Friends with Wesley Hospital and enjoyed played the organ which was self-taught. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald E. Ward. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan M.; sons, Larry J. and Kevin L. of Wichita; sister, Cynthia (Gary) Titus of Wichita; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Viewing 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, with family receiving friends 6 to 7 p.m.; funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, both at Resthaven Mortuary.

 

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Ottumwa Courier, The (IA) - Thursday, July 2, 2015

 

Robert John "Bob" Weaklen, 61, of Bloomfield, passed away July 1, 2015, at the Davis County Hospital. He was born Sept. 5, 1953, in Cresco, Iowa, to Robert R. and Vilda Ann Rix. He grew up in Cresco and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1972. He married Veronica Ann Bolick Guiter on June 26, 1990. The couple had just celebrated their 25th anniversary. In 1974, Bob graduated from Minnesota West Lineman School in Jackson, Minnesota. Immediately upon graduation, he was hired by Southern Iowa Electric in Bloomfield as a lineman. He was later promoted to member services director and retired in September 2014 due to ill health. Bob was active in many community activities including having served as president of the Bloomfield Rotary Club. He was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He was a longtime volunteer at the Davis County Fair and Iowa State Fair. He was also a board member of the Iowa Heat Pump Association, a RAGBRAI rider and a member of Franklin Lodge #14 A.F. & A.M. in Bloomfield, where he was a 3rd Degree Mason. Bob and his wife, Veronica, were longtime supporters and promoters of the Bloomfield Speedway, with Bob having served as president. He was also a former stock car racer and enjoyed boating, camping, and he loved animals. He was an avid fan of any kind of auto racing. Bob was a member of the Cresco Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Veronica Weaklen of Bloomfield; stepson, Mike (Sherrie) Guiter of Bloomfield; brother, Tom (Geri) Weaklen of Anamosa; grandchildren, Camile and Clay Guiter; nieces and nephews, Shannon (Jay) Daniels of Bondurant, Breanna Weaklen of Anamosa, Shawn (Marcy) Howard of Clarinda, Seth (Faye) Howard of Pella, Stephanie (Ryan) Brown of Coatsville, Missouri; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and John Howard of Bloomfield; two stepbrothers, Kirk and Cory Titus; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and his beloved dog, Bentley. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Marvis Weaklen; and an older brother in infancy. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield; Pastor Sonny Smyser officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday with the family present to greet friends from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the Davis County "A" Club and the Heartland Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

 

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Citizen, The (Auburn, NY) - Thursday, April 23, 2015

 

Robert L. Weldon, 94, of Standart Woods Apartments, Auburn, and Clinton Crest Manor in Penn Yan, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Homestead Nursing Home in Penn Yan. Bob was born in Cato on April 28, 1920. He was the son of the late Homer and Charlotte Titus Weldon, and a graduate of Cato High School and attended Syracuse City College. He was veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the Burma, India, and China Theater. Bob retired from the New York Telephone Company following 40 years of employment. He resided in Florida for several years. He was a parishioner of St. Alphonsus Church, and Sacred Heart Church, as well as a former member of the Auburn Kiwanis Club. Bob was a tremendous athlete, competing in tennis with the Empire State Games into his 80s, where he won several gold medals for seniors. He played for the world-famous semi-professional Kids and Kubs softball team, located in St. Petersburg, Fla.; a softball club for over-75 year old athletes. Bob also played golf and was the Elmira Club champion and was an accomplished bridge player who taught several groups of senior citizens for the past several years. He was also a great outdoorsman who spent his youth and adult years hunting and fishing and was a member of Cavanaugh Pond in the Adirondacks. He volunteered with several organizations after his retirement, working at Auburn Community Hospital, Hospice of the Finger Lakes, Montezuma Wildlife Refuge, prepared taxes for seniors, taught bridge, was a Red Cross volunteer, a member of the Civil Defense, and a PTA president. Recently, he started playing the piano. Bob is survived by his two daughters, Patricia (Harry) Queener, of Penn Yan, and Deborah (James) Crawford, of Virginia, a son, Stephen Weldon, of Auburn; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and one expected in July; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Weldon was predeceased by his first wife, Virginia McConnell Weldon; his second wife, Betty Daly Harding Weldon; two sons, Robert Michael and William Douglas Weldon; three brothers, Edward, Richard, and William Weldon. Bob lived a full and happy life and he will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Many referred to him as the "Energizer Bunny." His family hopes that he is still keeping things hopping. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27 in St. Alphonsus Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Fleming. Friends are invited to call on the family from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at White Chapel Funeral Home, 197 South St., Auburn. Contributions in memory of Bob Weldon may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021.

 

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Effingham Daily News, The (IL) - Thursday, December 10, 2015

 

John R. Wellbaum, 87, of Jewett passed away at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Funeral Home in Greenup with Gene Creek and Cameron St.Michael officiating. Burial will be in Jewett Cemetery with full military rites by the Cumberland County Veterans Association. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 11, at the funeral home. In loving memory of John, memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com. John was born on Dec. 25, 1927, in rural Jewett, the son of Oscar and Ruth (Trostle) Wellbaum. He married Betty June Webb on June 19, 1955, at the Harmon United Methodist Church in rural Jewett. John graduated from Newton Community High School with the Class of 1945. He then served his country in the United States Army from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955. John worked at Young Radiator in Mattoon for more than 30 years. He also worked at Sam's welding shop in Newton and World Color Press in Effingham. For several years John farmed with his father-in-law. John was a member of the Harmon United Methodist Church in rural Jewett. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodworking, traveling, feeding the birds and keeping his equipment clean and well maintained. John is survived by wife of 60 years, Betty Wellbaum of Jewett; four children, Jeff (Tammie) Wellbaum of Atlanta, Georgia, Greg Wellbaum of Jewett, Lisa (Craig) Koester of Mattoon, and Gary (Jennifer) Wellbaum of Ramsey; seven grandchildren, Emily and Andrew Wellbaum, Abby and Nathan Koester, Lacey Edwards, Faith and Hannah Wellbaum; three great-grandchildren, Maverick, Kaelin and Carson Edwards; two brothers, George (Shirley) Wellbaum of Greenup and Carl (Vickie) Wellbaum of Jewett; three sisters, Virginia Titus of Toledo, Lanora (Darrell) Quick of Jewett, and Diana Lewis of Greenup. John was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Warren, Lowell and Hugh Wellbaum.

 

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Lexington Clipper-Herald (NE) - Sunday, August 2, 2015

 

Verlie M. Welliver, 82, of Lexington, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at her home in Lexington. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Lexington with Pastor Duane Russell officiating. Burial will be held prior at 9:30 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Verlie was born Oct. 3, 1932, in Wilsonville, to Norman and Pearl (Knutson) Cannon. Her family moved to Lexington from Holdrege when she was nine years old. She attended high school in Lexington. Verlie was united in marriage to Paul Welliver on Dec. 27, 1948, in Lexington. The marriage was blessed with seven children; Dennis, Paula, Douglas, Peg, Robin, Rhonda, and Darren. She was involved in many activities throughout her life. When her children were young she was president of the P.T.A., a scout leader, played softball, and enjoyed bowling. In 1979, Verlie, under the encouragement of her former Principal, John Cox, was presented her GED by him, an accomplishment she was so proud of. Verlie was a passionate and active member of the Evangelical Free Church, where she helped with Awanas and taught many kids the joy of knowing Jesus. She was active in a pro-life group, taught ESL, and the Birthday Club. She was also active in Christian Women's Club and she taught a Bible Study for many years. Family was the most important part of her life. Her children, grandchildren, and great-children brought such joy to her life. Verlie had a heart of gold, a smile to brighten anyone's day, and a light that shown all around her. She will be so missed. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Paul Welliver of Lexington; her children, Dennis (Kathleen) Welliver of Rockwall,Texas, Paula (Barry) Pfister of Lexington, Doug (Chris) Welliver of Pleasanton, Peg (Kerry) Walker of Tulsa, Okla.,, Robin (Fred) Heinrich of Slate Hill, N. Y., Rhonda Wahls of Loomis and Darren Welliver of Hildreth; 15 grandchildren; Gary (Marci) Thomalla of Scottsbluff, Justin (Chelsea) Thomalla of Omaha, Ryan Thomalla of Denver, Ted (Kayla) Pfister of Overton, Lauren (Tanner) Gates of Omaha, Jamie (Jeff) Kezeor of Papillion, Abbie (Zach) Lamphere of Loveland, Colo., Ashleigh Walker of Tulsa, Okla., Morgan, Madison and Max Heinrich of Slate Hill, N. Y., Levi Titus of Holdrege, and Sam, Ike, and Caitlynn Wahls of Loomis; 11 great-grandchildren, Haley, Thatcher, Claire and Cooper Thomalla, Zoey, Jett and Jovi Thomalla, Ashtyn Pfister, Finley Gates, Grace Lamphere, and Makennah Titus; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Memorials are suggested, in lieu of flowers please, to the Evangelical Free Church or the Donor's Choice. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. To share online condolences please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

 

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Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) and Philadelphia Daily News (PA) - Thursday, July 16, 2015

 

William Francis Werkiser Sr., retired Norristown school teacher and basketball coach passed away at Manatawny Manor in Pottstown on July 13, 2015. He was 82 years old. Resided in Boyertown with his beloved wife of 27 years Shirley A. (Wolverton-Shickling) Werkiser. Also lived for many years in the Norristown area. William, known as Bill, was born Feb. 25, 1933 in Norristown, the son of the late Laura W. (nee Titus) and George M. Werkiser, Sr. Survived by his wife Shirley, brother James (Dottie Lee) Werkiser, sons Mark (Cheryl), G. Jeffery (Frances), William Jr. (Michele), daughter Cheryl (Robert) Dare, step-sons Thomas (Rebecca) Schickling, Craig S. (Donna) Schickling, Troy F. Schickling, step-daughter Cherylann (Ray) McCabe, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his brother George M. Werkiser Jr. Friends and relatives are invited to Bill's life celebration at the BOYD-HORROX FUNERAL HOME OF EAST NORRITON, 200 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown PA. on Sunday, July 19, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and also on Monday from 11:00 A.M. to 11:50 A.M. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 23 E. Airy Street, Norristown, PA with a Memorial Mass to follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill's memory to Norristown Area Education Foundation, 401 N. Whitehall Rd., Norristown, PA 19403 for support of the new stadium. Interment will be private.

 

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Kalamazoo Gazette (MI) - Wednesday, February 25, 2015

 

Ronald D. "Ron" Westafer, III, age 29, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, February 23, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI. Ron, the son of Ronald D. and Debora L. (Titus) Westafer, Jr., was born on October 1, 1985 in Kalamazoo; was a lifetime area resident and was a 2004 graduate of Comstock (MI) High School, where he lettered in Football and Wrestling. He was employed as a Landscaper for many years and was a member of the Solid Rock Bible Church of Delton, MI. Ron was an avid golfer, enjoyed disc golf and skiing of all kinds. He was also known for his "Culinary Traits," having fed many family members and friends over the years. Surviving is his mother, Debora and Steven Wright of Kalamazoo; his father, Ron and Sheri Westafer, Jr. of Chandler, AZ; his fiance', Kelli Bowers and her two sons, Miles and Sylas Bowers of Galesburg, MI; four brothers, Nate (Krissy) McGlocklin of Portage, MI, Jeff Conarton of Mesa, AZ, Josh (Jessica) Conarton of Salt Lake City, UT and Erik Wright of Kalamazoo; his maternal grandparents, John (Phyllis Stambeck) Titus of Richland; his paternal grandmother, Sharon Westafer of Kalamzoo; his aunt and Godparents, Denise (Everett) Albee of Plainwell, MI; a cousin, Samantha Albee; his uncle, Terry (Trina) Westafer of Kalamazoo and cousins, Tyler and Jessica Westafer. Ron was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ronald D. Westafer, Sr. The Funeral Service to celebrate Ron's life will be held on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00 p.m. in the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89), with the Rev. Roger A. Claypool, Pastor of the Solid Rock Bible Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland. Ron's family will greet friends on Friday, February 27th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ron's honor may be directed to Paws With A Cause, 4646 Division Street, Wayland, MI 49348. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Ron may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com

 

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New Castle News (PA) - Sunday, December 27, 2015

 

Kenneth William Whippo, 85, of Enon Valley passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family at their family Christmas party. Born April 18, 1930, in Rochester, Pa., he was a son of the late Wesley and Elizabeth Whippo. He was raised in Rochester and was married in 1950 to Dolores Baumgard, celebrating 65 years of marriage. He served in the Korean War while in the Army from 1950 to 1952. He was a lifetime member of the Free Methodist Church in Rochester, serving as worship leader and Sunday school teacher for 50 years, and was very committed to the Tri-State Free Methodist Camp where he served as director and trustee for many years. He helped build America as an electrician at J&L Steel from 1952 until he retired in 1983. Ken was also a barber in Enon Valley and farmed throughout his life as well. Ken is survived by his wife, Dolores, at home; as well as his nine children, Debbie (Hal) Haire of Enon Valley, Dan Whippo of Owego, N.Y., Laurie (Charlie) Mahosky of Wampum, Cathy (Jeff) Diddle of East Liverpool, Ohio, Janie (Peter) Knaus of Kensington, Conn., Wally (Lyn) Whippo of Enon Valley, Ginny (David) Bredl of New Castle, Tom (Janet) Whippo of Enon Valley and Barbie (Jim) Bredl of Enon Valley. Ken leaves a legacy of 28 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Travis W. Haire, Lt. Commander in the Navy. He is also survived by his two sisters, Catherine Druschel of Beaver Valley and Bonnie Lou Wakely of Erie; and a half-sister, Louise Titus of Erie. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Whippo; a brother, Robert Whippo; and a half-brother, Emmerson Whippo. Most importantly, Ken made a decision to put his trust in Jesus and to serve him faithfully throughout his life thereby impacting many lives. Ken was an awesome and amazing dad and husband, and will be missed immensely until we see him again. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home Chippewa, 117 Blackhawk Road, www.gabauerluttonfuneralhome.com. Ken will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Free Methodist Church Rochester, 460 Jefferson St., Rochester, Pa.15074., where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Robert Singleton. Private interment will follow in Little Beaver Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard will meet at the cemetery at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday to provide full military honors.

 

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Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Wednesday, December 9, 2015

 

Donald R. Whitmore, 93, of Summit Village, Watertown, NY died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at his home. Born on September 6, 1922 in Gouverneur, NY, he was a son of Raymond and Irene Fullington Whitmore. He graduated from Antwerp High School in 1940 and attended business school in Watertown, NY. Mr. Whitmore operated a farm for 33 years, while farming he worked at the Natural Dam Paper Mill, Gouverneur, NY. In 1977 he worked as a nursing assistant for the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, NY. After retiring from the hospital, he worked doing private duty health care in Florida, where he and his wife spent their winters. Donald married Doris E. Putman on June 26, 1944 in Philadelphia, NY at the home of the bride's parents. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Doris, four daughters and three sons-in-law, Margaret and Charles Titus, Gouverneur, NY, Barbara and Dennis Pennett, Greencastle, PA, Diane and Ronald Nier, Sackets Harbor, NY, Gina Sansone, Springdale, AR and a son Scott Whitmore; eleven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn "Katie" Tripp, Lexington, KY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He enjoyed socializing at Summit Village and visiting with family and friends. His parents, four brothers, George Whitmore, James Whitmore, Francis Whitmore and William Whitmore and a sister, Helen Williams died before him. A Memorial Service will be 3 pm Friday, December 11, 2015 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY with Monsignor Paul Whitmore of Holy Family Church, Watertown, NY, officiating. At 5 pm there will be a reception and gathering at the Summit Village Community Room, Watertown, NY. Calling hours will be 1-3 pm prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Summit Village Activity Fund, 22691 Campus Drive, Watertown, NY 13601 or to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be made online at www.frederickbrosfuneralhome.com

 

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Sun Chronicle, The (Attleboro, MA) - Wednesday, September 16, 2015

 

Harold E. "Bill" Williams Jr., 84, of Norton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in NORTON - Attleboro. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn A. (King) Williams. Born in Attleboro on March 19, 1931, he was a loving son of the late Harold E. Williams Sr. and Hariett R. (Lincoln) McRae. He attended Attleboro schools. As a youngster he was a boy tenor and along with his sister Phyllis, sang and danced for the USO during World War II. Since childhood, he was always interested in airplanes. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, and during World War II, he was issued a gas ration card so he could continue to fly them. He flew radio control airplanes with the Lazy Loopers and in later years with his son Andy. As a teenager he also became interested in stock cars and raced under the name of "Wild Bill" Andrews at Lonsdale Race Track. Bill worked at Metals & Controls in Attleboro before joining the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Korean War. While in the service he learned to speak fluent Japanese and earned his GED. He married Marilyn on April 13, 1955 and the couple recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Bill was still interested in airplanes and learned to fly on the G.I. Bill at Wilkins' Airport in North Attleboro. He earned his private license, commercial and glider ratings. Bill also learned to fly ultralight crafts and was a former glider tow pilot at Mansfield Airport. After the Marine Corps, he worked as a mechanic, first at Achin's Garage in North Attleboro and at Anson Motors in Attleboro. Mr. Williams then worked for 33 years as a field service technician for C.I. Hayes Inc. in Cranston, R.I. His company sent him to Russia three times, to Japan, China, Mexico, Jamaica, Israel, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Canada, Puerto Rico, India and many trips across the United States. He enjoyed trying new foods and sampling the local cuisine of the countries he visited. Bill's hobbies included scuba diving and fishing. He and his wife loved to travel - first with a Chris Craft boat moored at Buttermilk Bay in Buzzards Bay, then in a motor home, visiting every state except North Dakota. They traveled to Mexico, Alaska and Canada, and in recent years spent winters in Florida and summers on Cape Cod. He belonged to several camping clubs - Winnebago Itasca Travelers, Plymouth Winnies, Bradford Brigade, Quinebagos, Good Sam, Herring Runners and Fox's Den. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his dear and devoted son Everett "Andy" Williams and his wife Robin of Cumberland, R.I. He was the loving father of the late Patricia D. Titus and George Everett Williams. He is also survived by his sister Phyllis Campbell of Attleboro, his son-in-law Joseph C. Titus of Norton, and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend graveside services on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Timothy Plain Cemetery, Plain Street, in Norton. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St. (off Route 140, Taunton Avenue), Norton. To send the Williams family a message of condolence, please visit www.nortonmemorial.com.

 

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Frederick News-Post, The (MD) - Thursday, September 10, 2015

 

Edna Josephine (Shipe) Willis, 89, of Frederick, Maryland, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at Frederick Memorial Hospital, after a fall. Born on August 6, 1926, in Long Beach, California, she was the daughter of the late John Robert and Margaret Estella (Harwood) Shipe. She was one of seven children born to John and Margaret, and is survived by her brothers, Charles Shipe and wife Josephine, and William Shipe and wife Christine; her sisters, Marylee Kneisley, Janet Titus and Virginia Cohagan; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Shipe; and her beloved cat Timber. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick. The funeral service will begin at noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.keeneybasford.com.

 

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Star Beacon (Ashtabula, OH) - Thursday, September 10, 2015

 

Wilmer Thomas Willis, age 81, died on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at UH Geauga Medical Center. He resided in Orwell for 52 years and formerly lived in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born on Dec. 30, 1933, in Cumberland Township, Pa., the son of Herschel C. and Helen M. (Titus) Willis. Wilmer was married to Bereda B. (Clark) Willis on Dec. 13, 1958. He was an Ironworker for 30 years and a member of the Ironworkers Local #17. Survivors include his sons, Roger Willis of Orwell and Donnie (Wendee) Willis of Kingsville; brother, Willard Willis of Tennessee; grandchildren, Molly Willis, Gauge Tenney, Angel Popadak, Steven and Jacob Arsulic; great-grandson, Easton Popadak; and 120 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; wife of 55 years, Bereda; brother, Ralph Willis; and four sisters, Doris Willis, Maxine Jones, Wanda Lewis and Mary Slone. A Funeral Service, officiated by the Rev. Jody Baker, will take place 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 14th, at the PAINE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 140 E. Main St., Orwell, Ohio 44076. Burial will follow at the Orwell North Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday, Sept. 13th, from 2 to 4 p.m. Condolences at painefuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.

 

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Daily Item, The (Sunbury, PA) - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

 

Paul J. Wisniewski, 87, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Rio Verde, Ariz. and Westborough, Mass., passed away on Nov. 1, 2015. Paul was born and grew up in Lawrence, Mass. He served in the Coast Guard on the USCGC Mendota conducting international ice patrols in the North Atlantic from 1947-1948. After the service, Paul attended Cornell University and graduated with a degree in metallurgical engineering. He later attended Harvard University's Advanced Management Program. Paul had a distinguished 35-year career at Wyman Gordon in Grafton, Mass., where he rose through the ranks to vice president and general manager during his tenure. Paul was an avid golfer and sports fan and enjoyed spending time volunteering at the Phoenix Zoo. He was extremely proud of the successes of his children and grandchildren whom he adored. He was a devoted husband of the late Margaret M. "Peggy" Wisniewski. Beloved brother of the late Benjamin Wisniewski, James Wisniewski and Elsa Wisniewski. He was the loving father of Nancy Libbey, of Lewisburg, Pa., Joan Eichhorn and her husband, Gary, of Boston, Mass., and James Wisniewski and his wife, Therese Colosi, of Kingston, Mass. Dearest Grampa to six wonderful grandchildren, Heather Sullivan, Richard Eichhorn, Allison Libbey-Titus, Pamela Chapman, Emily Wisniewski and Hannah Wisniewski. He is also survived by his two beautiful great-grandsons, Owen and Julian Sullivan. Funeral services were private. Donations in Paul's memory may be made to Music & Youth Initiative at https://www.musicandyouth.org/support-us/ or 733 Turnpike Street, PMB 256, North Andover, MA 01845-6137. Music & Youth is a non-profit organization founded by Paul's daughter Joan and her husband Gary, whose mission is to bring music programs to enrich the lives of underserved urban youth.

 

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Daily Democrat (Fort Madison, IA) - Monday, August 10, 2015

 

Delores "Dee" Mae (Flach-Hundt) Wisslead, 85, Clearwater, Fla., died Aug. 7, 2015, at 12:09 a.m., Tierra Pines Center in Largo, Fla. She was born on March 15, 1930, in Fort Madison, to Ronald and Harriet (Cook) Flach. Married John "Jack" Hundt. He died on Nov 24, 1976. She married Robert Wisslead on July 1, 1978, and he survives. Also surviving are children Mark (Leasa) Hundt of St. Louis, Mo., Pamela (Sean) O'Donnell of Kansas City, Mo., John (Ellen) Hundt of Fort Madison, Julie (Vince Dye) Noll of Kearney, Mo., Daniel (Deb) Hundt of Cookeville, Tenn., Ronald (Kim) Hundt of Fort Madison; stepdaughters Mickie Wisslead of Rhone, Texas and Terrie (Wisslead) Schnur of Cresco; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; her sister Verona (Flach) Titus of Clearwater, Fla.; and brothers Bob Flach, Auora, Colo. and Tom Flach of Bettendorf. She is preceeded in death by parents and one brother, John Flach.

 

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Buffalo News, The (NY) - Sunday, December 27, 2015

 

Ruth Wixson. Died peacefully on December 15, 2015. She was born in the village of Wyoming, NY October 5,1921 to Twila and Robert Titus. She grew up on dairy and apple farm and promoted this amazing fruit all her life. Ruth went to Syracuse University and graduated with a Home Economics degree in 1944. She met Burt Wixson there, and they married August 6, 1945. Three sons followed every two years - Lon, Bruce and Steve. Besides raising her three boys, she enjoyed playing the piano, cooking and gardening. Now her three sons enjoy gardening and are great cooks - her heritage. She was a substitute teacher in Home Economics for many years and enjoyed being a docent at the Buffalo zoo. In later years she and Dad traveled the world. They played bridge with friends and were diligent walkers. She was a member of the University Presbyterian Church for 65 years. She was in leadership roles and enjoyed singing in the choir and working in the food pantry. She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Paul, Colson and Homer and her dear Burt. Our mother was especially pleased to have lived in her house until the final days of her life. Ruth is survived by her sons Lon (Linda), Bruce (Judy), Steve (Ginny Vaughan), six grandchildren Todd, Christopher, Ryan, Elizabeth, Casey, Benjamin and seven great-grandchildren. She will be especially missed by her family and her dear friend Mary Ann MacDonald. Memorial service for Ruth will be Saturday January 2 at 11:30 at the University Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice. Share condolences www.jerfh.com. Arrangements by JOHN E. ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME.

 

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Holland Sentinel, The (MI) - Thursday, March 19, 2015

 

Beverly Ann (Blackmer) Wood passed peacefully on March 15, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born August 14, 1938, in Cadillac, Michigan, and married her "middle" school sweetheart, Donald Wood on May 25, 1958. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don; brother Mike; sister Nancy and a great-grandson. She is survived by her brother, Ralph (Mary) Blackmer; and children, Pam Titus, Gayle DeJong, Misty (Jon) Galant and Guy (Sandra) Wood; grandchildren, Melissa (Scott) Repp, Joshua (Cristi) Anderson, Nicole (Kristina) Haring, Alicia (Bucky) Anderson, Rob (Shana) DeJong, Krista (Mike) VerHey, Katie Galant, Allie Galant; and 10 great-grandchildren. Bev was a stay at home mom for her four children. Later in life she worked for Hallmark, as a school bus driver and then as a dial-a-ride driver with the greatest of friends. Don and Bev returned to Cadillac in retirement, spending many years back on Lake Mitchell. Their yard was full of flowers and you could find her out there each day pampering them. A casual service will be held in the youth building at Vriesland Reformed Church, 6839 Byron Road, Zeeland MI 49464. Visitation will occur Saturday, March 21, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., immediately followed by a short, casual service. The family invites you to join them where food will be served and memories will be shared. Any donations in honor of Bev can be made to Hospice of Holland.

 

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock, AR) - Thursday, September 17, 2015

 

Tekyia "Ladybug" Wright of Little Rock, born November 11, 1994 passed September 13, 2015. Survived by parents, Wanda (Titus) Jordan; father figure, Charles (Yolanda) McDowell; siblings, Terrell McDowell, Tericka Davenport, Nicholas Thomas, Marquis Wright, Alexus Wright, Kelsey (Louis) Waller, Jawon Wright, Lashon Wright, Kimberly Wilson, Keon Wright & Jerrick Wright of Jacksonville, Florida; grand parents, Bettie Sabb, Abraham & Brenda Woodard; god-mother, Angela Dorsey; god-aunt, Dauphine Martin and other relatives and friends. Funeral Services: Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1 p.m. King Solomon Baptist, 1304 Pine, North Little Rock. Arrangements: Gunn Funeral Home, 4323 West 29th, Little Rock, Ark. 72204 (501) 660-4323

 

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Newsday (Long Island, NY) - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

 

Douglas Thomas Yates, Jr., 70, of New Haven, CT, on January 3, 2015. Doug was born in NYC to the late Douglas Thomas and Margaret Titus Yates. He is survived by his wife Mary Caryl Yates (nee) Vejvoda, his children, Douglas Thomas III (Kerri), Brian Livingston (Marci) and Scott Catlin (Mackenzie) Yates, their mother Doris Catlin Yates and grandchildren Dougie, Eddie, Gaby, Oscar and Lydia Yates. Doug was the brother of Timothy Titus Yates, L. Randall Yates and Margaret Yates Thorne and the uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was also the stepfather of Gene, Mark, and Andrea Kraaz and step grandfather of Riley, Brody, Colby, and Charlotte Cole. Doug grew up in NYC, beginning his education at the Buckley School where he was President of the Student Council. As a graduate of The Hotchkiss School, he was President of the Student Council, winner of the Treadway Prize, as well as a Multi-Letterman. At Yale, Doug excelled again, a graduate of the class of 1966; Doug was the Executive Editor of the Yale Daily News, Secretary of his class, and the recipient of The Alpheus Henry Snow Prize, at graduation. A Rhodes Scholar, he studied three years at Balliol College, Oxford. Doug received his B.Phil. He returned to Yale and received his Ph.D. in Political Science. During Doug's career he served as Assistant Professor, Political Science and Urban Studies at Yale and Assistant Dean to Bill Donaldson, in the development of the Yale School of Management. Assistant Professor at Dartmouth, and Board Member of The Hotchkiss School. Doug authored several articles and books, including, "Neighborhood Democracy," The Ungovernable City," Bureaucratic Democracy," and "The Politics of Management." Memorial service at St. James Episcopal Church, 865 Madison Avenue, NYC, Monday January 18, at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yale School of Management https://darcy portal. yale.edu/page.aspx?pid=319

 

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Intelligencer, The (Doylestown, PA) - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

 

Herbert H. Yoder of Perkasie died Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at Grand View Hospital. He was 86. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth K. (Steich) Yoder. Born in Quakertown. Herbert was the son of the late Rev. Abram and Laura (Stout) Yoder. He retired April 1, 1992 after 27 years of employment at the former U.S. Gauge in Sellersville. He was a volunteer with the Pennridge Meals on Wheels. Herbert was also a former president of Pennridge Little League, and a former Scout Leader Pack 11 in Perkasie. He enjoyed studying genealogy. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Herbert was a member of Calvary Church of Souderton and attended Rockwild Union Sunday School. He is survived by sons, Brent, Bradford Scott Sr., and Steven Brook; brothers, Donald and Daniel; a sister, Esther Titus; grandchildren, Bradford Scott Jr., Stephanie M. Lombo, Jenelle M. Yoder, and Tabitha R. Yoder; as well as ten great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, at Calvary Church of Souderton, 820 Rt. 113, Souderton, PA 18964. The family will greet friends and family at the luncheon immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Rockwild Union Sunday School, 2408 Old Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville, PA 18960.C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. Quakertown www.crstrunk.com

 

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Waycross Journal Herald (GA) - Friday, March 27, 2015

 

Johnnie Velma Howard Youmans, 86, of Patterson, passed away Thursday (March 26, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross. Born in Patterson April 29, 1928, she lived in Pierce County most of her life.A homemaker, she was a very active member of Patterson Baptist Church having taught the Young Adult Sunday School Class for many years as well as other Sunday School classes. She was also one of the early supporters and volunteers of Hospice Satilla. She was a former member of the Okefenokee Regional Library board and in her spare time enjoyed gardening. She was a daughter of the late John and Iona Crawford Howard. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Dr. Bronze Clifford Youmans Sr., a sister, Alene Dixon, and all five of her brothers, Reppard Howard, Elmo Howard, Jasper Howard, Robert "Bobby" Howard and Zane Howard. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Abigail and Garry Wakefield, of Sharpsburg, Lizann and Joe Roberts, of Savannah, and Julie and Ron Titus, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Bronze "Rusty" Clifford Jr. and Jane Youmans, of Patterson; five sisters, Eula Jackson, of Hawthorne, Fla., Vonice Corthell, of St. Simons, Rebecca Harrison, of Swainsboro, Nora Kelly, of Thomasville, and Sue Page, of Hoboken; six grandchildren, Rebecca (Johnny) Thigpen, Sarah (Dathan) McIntosh, Zach (Jennifer)Wakefield, Katie Wakefield, Camille and Bronze Spencer Titus; four great-grand-children, Daisy Thigpen, Ranson Thigpen, Mason McIntosh and Russ McIntosh; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. A graveside service will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Patterson Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Patterson Baptist Church from 1:30 to 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, Ga. 31501 or to Patterson Baptist Church, 5770 E. Main St., Patterson, Ga. 31557. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Wayne Today (NJ) - Thursday, November 5, 2015

 

Colleen R. Youngman (nee O'Connor), 55, died Oct. 29, 2015. Colleen was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Aug. 9, 1960 the second of five children. In 1974 her family moved to the Packanack Lake section of Wayne where she attended Wayne Valley High School with the class of 1978. After high school Colleen enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and she proudly served for eight years, gaining promotions to the rank of Staff Sgt. Her US Air force career provided Colleen the opportunity to be stationed in Japan where her two oldest sons were born. Later she spent several years in Omaha, Neb. In 1988 Colleen returned to Packanack with her three children, John, James, and Kelly. She worked as a stay at home mom and later as the kids were in school at Immaculate Heart of Mary, she spearheaded the extended day program for many years. In 2001 Colleen relocated to Kingston, N.Y. and soon she met Terry Myers. He became her soulmate and they shared 13 years together. He was loving and devoted to Colleen, especially in recent months when she became ill. They shared a passion for the NY Giants and the NY Yankees, and their beloved dog, Kashmir, named for her love of Led Zeppelin. This past summer, Colleen was able to take her two oldest grandsons Robert and Connor to Disney World and experience their magical introduction to Mickey. Colleen was thrilled to have been able to do that. Colleen is survived by her companion Terry Myers; children John Youngman of Atlanta, Ga., James Youngman of Cherry Hill, and Kelly Titus of Stone Ridge, N.Y.; grandchildren Robert, Connor, John, and Audrey; and sisters Maureen Cretella, Patricia Szlembarski, and Irene Yalicki, all of Wayne. Colleen is also survived by many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Mary (2010) and Jim (2013); brother Jimmy (2015); brothers-in law Robert Szlembarski (2001) and Steve Yalicki (2015); and her dear friend, Terry's mother, Gloria (2015). Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.

 

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Butler Eagle (PA) - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 

John George Youngman Jr., 82, of Portersville, went to heaven Sunday after an eight-year battle with Parkinson's. Nola, his wife of almost 40 years, his eldest daughter, Carisa, and his granddaughter, Kelly, were by his side. John was born to John G. Youngman Sr. and Louise Crooks Young Youngman on Nov. 3, 1932. He was an older brother to Lynn, who died from polio at 18 years of age. John was raised in numerous states across the country as his father pursued employment in civil engineering and ultimately settled on the east coast. His mother earned a master's degree in her 50s and later established a career in social work with the state of Maryland. At the ripe age of 16, John graduated in 1948 from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and began service in the U.S. Army — Security Agency. He was a Korean War veteran and gratefully employed his G.I. Bill for a degree in business and economics at the University of Maryland. During his college tenure, John married his first wife and fathered two sons, Marc and John. Upon graduation, John was hired by the Mobil Oil Co. After 13 years with Mobil, the remainder of John's career was spent in real estate negotiations for large commercial franchises such as Denny's. He worked predominately out of New Jersey before he married his "bride," Nola, on Aug. 16, 1975. They had two daughters, Carisa and Erica, and moved to Pennsylvania, where John later "retired" and started a side business selling table lighting. John was a member, deacon and former youth leader of the Rose Point Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Muddy Creek Township Planning Board and also served on the Slippery Rock School District Board for 16 years. Anecdotally, John never made a sandwich sitting down. He refused to hire help if there was a "do-it-yourself" book available, and he read every Tom Clancy, John Grisham and Louis L'Amour novel. John was an eloquent orator with charm and quick wit that could fill a room for days. He tried his lot in "agriculture" with chickens until he projected the cost for a single home-grown egg at more than $4. Though effective farming was never a success, even with the ownership of a goat and tractor, his heart found its true passion in the workshop, immersed in creative woodworking projects. John never failed to laugh at himself, open the car door for his wife, Nola, and dance a little jig at the expense/embarrassment of his children. He loved ice cream cake and never passed up a piece of chocolate. John would also want to note that the Republican Party has lost one of its most loyal members. John is survived by his wife, Nola; his two sons, Marc Youngman and John George (Gail) Youngman III, and his two daughters, Carisa (Jason) Takac and Erica (Adam) Zajac. Subsequent grandchildren include, Marc Youngman Jr., John George Youngman IV, James Youngman (husband of Samantha and father of great-grandson, John George Youngman, and great-granddaughter, Audrey), Kelly Titus (mother of great-grandsons, Robert and Connor), Allison and Kathryn Takac, and Macoy Zajac. Without question, John's greatest legacy is through his children. Tremendous heartfelt thanks go to everyone who provided comfort and more to Nola and family while John remained in the hospital for several months. Many thanks also to the wonderful staff at Kindred Hospital at Heritage Valley in Beaver. Youngman— Visitation for John George Youngman Jr., who passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock. A final visitation will be from 10 a.m. to the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rose Point Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1166 Church Alley, New Castle, where a committal ceremony with military honors will be performed. Family and friends are cordially invited to the church for a celebration of life luncheon at noon following the funeral and committal ceremony. Please sign the guest book at www.butlereagle.com.

 

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