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The following obituaries are included because they have Titus connections. It is hoped that they may solve some of those sticky problems where connections are difficult to make. They may also prove helpful to those who are wondering just who all of those Titus girls may have married.

Pack, Norman Eugene, 75, passed away July 24, 2007, at Hospice of Dayton. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Conner & Koch Funeral Home, 92 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook, Ohio 45305. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 27, at the funeral home with Rev. Gary Pack officiating. Interment will be in Centerville Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dawn and Ava (Kiser) Pack, and his brother, Bernard Pack. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Beverly; their children, daughter Avamarie and husband Dale Miller, son D.J. and wife Christine Pack, and daughter Sonja and husband Howard Titus. Norman was fondly referred to as "Pap" by his eight grandchildren, D., Mandy, Andrew, Blake, Sam, J.D., Aaron and Alex. He is also survived by his brothers, Philip and wife Dee, Donald and wife Geraldine, Gary and wife Fern, Larry and wife Sharon, as well as his sister-in-law Bonnie Pack. Norman will also be greatly missed by special family friends, the George Daulton family and the Paul Jones family. Originally published July 25, 2007.

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Pagel, Donnie L. 66, of Ingraham, Illinois passed away at 12:20 a.m. Monday, November 30, 2009 at his home. Private graveside services were held Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Brooks Cemetery, Clay County with Dean Brown, clergy. Military rites were by Dieterich American Legion Post #628. Donnie was born December 28, 1942 in Blair Twp., Clay County, Illinois the son of Albert William and Berniece (Kuhring) Pagel. He married Sharon Fleener July 15, 1992 in Clay City, IL. Donnie was employed as a farmer and worked at Hella Electric in Flora. He was a member of the Dieterich American Legion Post #628 and member of N.R.A. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Pagel of Ingraham; step-son J.C. (Cyndee) Noll of Clay City; step-daughter Kahla Noll of Clay City; one brother, Roger Pagel of Newton; two sisters, Eunice (Dannie) Cox of Newton and Sharon (Gary) Titus of Greenup; six step-granchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Albert Pagel and sister Brenda. In loving memory of Donnie, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Newton Press Mentor. Dec. 2, 2009.

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Pain, Alberta Titus, 82, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (June 3, 2001) at home. A Philadelphia native, she came here in 1999 from Stone Harbor, N.J. She was a member of Pass-a-Grille Community Church and St. Petersburg Country Club. Survivors include a son, George Pain, St. Petersburg; two daughters, Roberta Dill, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Margaret Day, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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Paley, Elsie of Doylestown, formerly of Franklin Square, Long Island, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Pine Run Health Center in Doylestown. She was 92. She was the wife of the late Leo Paley and the late George Trichon. Born in Bayonne, N.J. on Aug. 13, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Morris and Fanny Shemin. Elsie was a great mother who imparted the values of strength, kindness and independence and a good work ethic. She loved reading, poetry, cooking and entering contests. She is survived by a son, William Trichon of Long Island, N.Y.; a daughter, Joan Titus of New Hope; three grandchildren, Jeffrey, Russell and Mitchel; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Nathaniel and William Shemin. Funeral services will be held privately. Donations in her memory may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 3925 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104. Shelly Funeral Home, Warrington and Plumsteadville. The Intelligencer.

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Palmer, Harry D., 75, of Star Route 3, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa. Born March 22, 1922, in Erie, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Bertha Palmer. He was employed as a representative for the Christian Record Braille Foundation for 16 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Needmore Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he served as an elder. He was a member of the National Society of Poets, and Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Co. in Hagerstown, where he served as president for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, Madeline J. Kenerson Palmer, whom he married Sept. 22, 1957; nine children, Maredith Torres of Glendale, Calif., Trisha Poland of Calico Rock, Ark., Donna Horton of New Bern, N.C., Joyce Lytton of Lilburn, Ga., Debbe Palmer of Sanbornton, N.H., Sandi Higgins of West Palm Beach, Fla., Harry D. Palmer Jr. of Slidell, La., Karen Henry of Randolph, N.J., and Lisa Greenawalt of Harrisburg, Pa.; one grandson, Jesse Palmer, who is being raised in the Palmer home; one sister, Rita Titus of Erie, Pa.; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers. Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Needmore Seventh-day Adventist Church in Needmore, Pa. David Elliott, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Pocasset Hill Cemetery in Tiverton, R.I. Friends may call at M.R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church Wednesday 30 minutes prior to the service.

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Parenteau, Audrey A. (Corrigan), 68, of Washington Street, Plainville, formerly of High Street, North Attleboro, died on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro following a short illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur J. Parenteau, to whom she was married on June 30, 1956, and who died in October 1996. Born in Attleboro, Mass., on June 15, 1936, she was a daughter of Evelyn D. (Titus) Corrigan of North Attleboro, and the late Owen Hugh Corrigan. She was a lifelong resident of North Attleboro until moving to Sunset Acres in Plainville in April 2003. She was a 1954 graduate of North Attleboro High School. Mrs. Parenteau was a graduate of the former Henry O. Peabody School of Nursing in Norwood and later practiced as a licensed practical nurse for more than 20 years. From 1989--2000, she was employed as the senior office director of the North Attleboro Council on Aging where she made significant contributions not only to the North Attleboro community, but to the numerous residents that visited and attended the senior center on a daily basis. Mrs. Parenteau was a longtime communicant of St. Martha's Church, Plainville. She cherished her family and treasured every moment spent with them. In addition to her mother, she leaves two daughters, Pamela A. Brown and her husband, Patrick Brown, of North Attleboro, and Cynthia L. Bergeron and her husband, Gerald Bergeron, of North Attleboro; four grandchildren, Michael P. Brown, Sarah E. Brown, Jaclyn E. Bergeron and Andrew A. Bergeron, all of North Attleboro; a brother, Thomas O. Corrigan of North Attleboro; two sisters, Maureen C. Dolan of Martha's Vineyard, and Adele L. Collard of North Dighton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was the sister of the late Dale Owen Corrigan. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend funeral services celebrating her life on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Commonwealth Chapel of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, 3/4 mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, with the Rev. John Walsh, pastor of St. Martha's Church, Plainville, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Attleboro Falls. Following graveside services an invitation will be extended to join the family for refreshment and fellowship. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the commencement of services. Children's room available during visitation and services. Those in need of a ride to visitation may call the funeral home at (508) 695-0200 for free transportation. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Parenteau's name may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. To send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit our on-line guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro.

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Parker, Alvin Dale, 79, of Clearwater, died Tuesday (July 14, 1998) at Palm Garden of Clearwater nursing home. He was born in Darby, Ohio, and came here in 1975 from Tulsa, Okla. He retired from the Air Force and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs. Survivors include two sons, Steven, Eldon, Mo., and Michael, Manitou Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Vicki Wong, Chesterfield, Mo., and Patricia Titus, Tulsa; three sisters, Evelyn Daley-Hall, Clearwater, Thelma "Tillie" Taylor, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Frances Vrettos, Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, John Parker, Springfield, and Glenn Parker, Sacramento, Calif.; and nine grandchildren. Curlew Hills Funeral Home, Palm Harbor

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Parker, John A. “Jack”, 66, of Valacamp Avenue S.E., died at 9:35 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the Horizon Village Nursing Home, following a very long illness. He was born in Lucinda, Pa., on July 28, 1941 to Joseph A. and Sara Jane (Ochs) Parker. He was the business manager of the Warren Mental Health Center for a short time and was the financial director of Grace Hospital in Cleveland for many years. In his younger years, he was the first rehab patient at the Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital and followed with several years of employment in the physical therapy department. Jack came to Niles from Lucinda as a child and was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Warren. He was a 1959 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and received a degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on July 31, 1966 as a paratrooper. He is survived by his wife, the former Leona Kobla, whom he married Aug. 6, 1976; his mother, Sara Jane Parker of Longs, S.C.; a brother, Donald Parker and his wife Susan of Austintown; two sisters, Betty Titus of Longs and Dorothy “Dotty” Ziegler and her husband Dennis of Niles; seven nephews; and four nieces. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Robert J. Parker on Aug. 2, 1959; and a sister, Shirley Parker on Nov. 25, 2004. Friends may call at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home in Niles today, July 8, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 9 to 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. James Church Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Charles Crumbley officiating. Burial will be at Saint Stephen’s Cemetery. Vindicator. Jul. 8, 2008.

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Parker, Shirley A., 62, of 333 North Arlington Ave., died at 1:04 p.m. Thursday at Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following a one-year illness. She was born Aug. 14, 1942 in Warren, a daughter of Joseph A. and Sara Jane (Ochs) Parker. She was a 1960 Niles McKinley High School graduate and a member of St. Stephen Church. She retired in 1996, after working 28 years as the data administrator at Alcan Aluminum. She enjoyed going to Mountaineer Race Track with her friends, playing pinball with her nephew and friends, communicating on the computer, caring for stray animals and feeding and watching birds. A kind, generous and loving person, helping many in need, she will be sadly missed by her mother, Sara Jane Parker, with whom she made her home; two sisters, Betty Titus of Longs, S.C., and Mrs. Dennis (Dorothy) Ziegler of Niles; two brothers, John (Leona) Parker of Warren and Don (Sue) Parker of Austintown; nephews, Irvin Titus of Niles, Kevin Titus of Girard, Brian Titus of Conway, S.C., David Ziegler of San Francisco, Donald Ziegler of Allen, Texas, Daniel Spiker of Austintown and Christopher Spiker of Struthers; nieces, Margaret Poinski of Austintown, Dr. Roberta Parker of Fayettville, Ga., Dorothy Scacchetti of Austintown and Cynthia Clark of Austintown; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews who will sadly miss her. She was preceded in death by her father in 1949; and a brother, Robert J. Parker, in 1959. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen Church, with Rev. John Gubser officiating. Burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Stephen Parish Tuition Angel Fund. The Vindicator. Nov. 28, 2004.

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Parkinson, Hazel A. (Graham) of Webster, formerly of Waltham, died Saturday November 13, 2004 in Webster Manor Nursing Home in Webster. She was 93. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, a daughter of the late Ira and Eleanor (Graham) Graham, she was a homemaker. She was a volunteer for many years at the Walter D. Fernald School in Waltham for many years and was also a foster parent. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Parkinson and mother of the late Evelyn H. McDonald. She is survived by her son, Charles E. Parkinson, Jr. of West Bloomfield, MI; six grandchildren, Mary Jane LeBlanc of CT, Elaine Fitzgerald of Cranston, RI, Karen Hoffer of Manassas, VA, Gail McDonald-Jordan of Waltham, Jeremy Parkinson of Redford, MI, Charles K. Parkinson of Brunswick, ME; and three sisters, Edna Titus of Hopkinton, Floretta Graham and Alva Graham, both of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, West Roxbury. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Donations in Mrs. Parkinson?s memory to the Greater Waltham Association for Retarded Citizens, 56 Chestnut St. Waltham, MA 02354-4033 would be appreciated. The Telegram News. Nov. 18, 2004.

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Parks, Dale Alan, 40, of Odessa, a former employee of Duval Sulphur Mines in Pecos, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001, in Lubbock. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Stahl Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Danny Ringer officiating. Burial will be at the Newkirk Cemetery. Arrangements by Miller-Stahl Funeral Services. He was born in Wharton. Survivors: Son, Norman Parks of Odessa; mother, Irmagene Parks of Odessa; brother, Norman Parks of San Angelo; sisters, Debra Titus (Michael J.) and Denise Hart, both of Odessa.

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Parks, Gladys W. "Bobbi," 84, of 825 S. Second St., went to be with the Lord at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, from the Extended Care Facility of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Born March 24, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Otto Freeman and Celia Lorraine (Gibson) Tufford. She was employed as a clerk in retail sales, a cab driver for 17 years and before retiring was a guard at the former Cyclops. She was a member of the First Church of Christ on Otsego Avenue and enjoyed playing cards and bingo. On July 1, 1994, she married Orville Glenn Parks, who survives along with son, Robert (Darlene) Rice of Coshocton; two daughters, Violet (Harold) Titus of West Lafayette and Linda (Robert) McVay of Coshocton; several stepsons and stepdaughters; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Clyde Tufford of Port Washington; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Bobbi was preceded in death by husbands, Avery Rice, Ralph "Pinky" Grace and Charles "Bud" Queen; two sons, Delmar Rice and Donald Rice; daughter, Sue Ireland; two sisters, Virginia Barker and Isabel Jones; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, and until time of services Thursday at Free Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Free Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Schwab officiating. Interment will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery. Memoriums may be made to First Baptist Church, 618 Chestnut St., Coshocton Baptist Church, 1631 Denman Ave., or Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. Envelopes are available at Free Funeral Home. Originally published February 28, 2007.

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Parren, Grace E. died in her home on March 30, 2008. She was born December 10, 1917 in St Maries, Idaho to William and Etta (Wescott) Titus. Mrs. Parren was raised on a horse ranch. She packed fruit and worked in the fields as well. She also enjoyed shopping. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas. She is survived by three daughters, Nellie Whitney and Vickie (William) Snow of Selah and Loretta (Jack) Baldwin of Yakima; a son, Leslie "Rusty" (June) Parren of Yakima; a sister, Holly (George) Sebring of Kennewick; 16 grandchildren 26 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 P.M. Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Keith and Keith 9th Avenue Chapel, 902 W. Yakima Avenue with Burial to follow at Tahoma Cemetery. Keith and Keith Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Yakima Herald-Republic. Apr. 2, 2008.

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Parrish, Lillie Mae Titus, 68, died Feb. 29, 2004, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, Fort Pierce. She was born in Mayesville, S.C. Mrs. Parrish was a member of 13th Street Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Parrish Jr. of Fort Pierce; sons Willie Titus and Eligah Parrish, both of Fort Pierce; daughters Shirley Solomon of Lynchburg, S.C., Carrie Lee of Mayesville, S.C., Brenda Ellerbe of Fayetteville, S.C., and Melvina Jackson of Fort Pierce; brothers James Titus, Harry Jefferson and Henry Jefferson, all of Mayesville, S.C.; sisters Josephine Titus and Helen Titus, both of Fort Pierce, Ida Mae Griffin of Washington, D.C., and Ruby Temoney of Mayesville, S.C.; 25 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Titus; father Henry Jefferson; son Sylvester Titus Jr.; sister Lizzie Wilson; brother Robert Titus; and great-granddaughter Arion Titus. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Sarah's Memorial Chapel. A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at 13th Street Church of God. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park. The Stuart News. Mar. 5, 2004.

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Partridge, Barbara Jo of Eugene died March 8 of congestive heart failure. She was 69. The funeral was held March 12 in Albany. She was born May 19, 1938, in Wichita, Kan., to Reed and Mary Bernsten Monroe. She married Howard Partridge on June 28, 1958, in Portland. She worked as an executive assistant to the head of Lane County Youth for Christ until 1970, worked as an office manager and, in 1983, began managing various retirement facilities in Junction City and Tigard. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mark of Tucson, Ariz., and Michael of Hillsboro; a brother, Richard Monroe of Lebanon; a sister, Marilyn Titus of Florida; and four grandchildren. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery in Lebanon. Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home in Albany. Remembrances to the South Albany Community Church building fund. The Register-Guard. Mar. 16, 2008.

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Parvin, Geraldine N., 56, of Seminole, died Wednesday (May 8, 1996) at Hospice House Woodside, Pinellas Park. She came here in 1976 from her native McKee, Ky. She was a registered nurse and retired in 1994 from Morton Plant Hospital. She was Protestant. Survivors include two brothers, Delmer, Largo, and Donald, London, Ky.; and a sister, Wanda Titus, Lake City. Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seminole.

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Pasquino, Stella R., 99, of West Trenton, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008 at Sierra Oaks in Bensalem, Pa. Born in Penndel, Pa., Mrs. Pasquino resided in the Trenton area for most of her life. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Stella loved to knit and crochet. Daughter of the late Henry and Rose Serpica Sodano; wife of the late Felice Pasquino; sister of the late, Sam Sodano, Josephine Carrigg, Dominic F. Sodano, and Frank H. Sodano; she is survived by her sister-in-law, Eva Sodano of Bristol, Pa.; her nieces, Rose Mulhern, Emma Galant, and Betty Ann Titus; her nephews, Dominic H. Sodano, Phillip Sodano, and Eugene Sodano. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 137 W. Upper Ferry Rd., W. Trenton, N.J. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Parkside Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 1584 Parkside Ave., Ewing, N.J. 08638. Friends and family may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 137 W. Upper Ferry Rd., W. Trenton, N.J. 08628. Bucks County Courier Times. Mar. 21, 2008.

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Patterson, Nettie Virginia Josephine Titus, age 76, of New Bern died August 5, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Patterson was born May 23,1926 in Dumas, MS. She attended LSU and received her BA in Home Economics. Mrs. Patterson was a devoted wife and loving mother. She will be remembered for her community service for youth, schools, hospitals and service organizations. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of New Bern. Mrs. Patterson will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Nettie Virginia Titus and sister, Sarah Jean Rouen of Houma, LA; a son Dr. Kip Errett Patterson of Lake Charles, LA; two daughters, Lori Patterson Courtade and her husband Ken of St. Gabriel, LA, and Beckie P. Berlin and her husband Douglas of Summerfield, NC; and four grandchildren, Kaili Mills, Enid Patterson, Richard and Stephen Berlin. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 418 New Street P0 Box 1075, New Bern NC 28563. Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Patton, Sharon J., 59, Kokomo, died at 2:23 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born Feb. 12, 1948, Niles, Mich., she was a daughter of William L. and Mary Ruth (Keplar) Schroder. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1966. She has worked in Ergonomics for Tyson Foods for the last nine years. She previously owned her own business, Frame All, where she matted and framed artwork. She enjoyed fishing and antique tractors. She is survived by her mother, Mary Ruth Schroder, Indianapolis; a daughter, Andrea Patton of Tulsa, Okla.; sons, Adam Patton, Kokomo, and Brett Patton, Kokomo; sisters Karen and David Nine, Henderson, Nevada, Marty and Mike Johnson, Monticello, and Carol and Phil Titus, Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Services will be at 10 am. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark Malin officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Kokomo Tribune. Aug. 8, 2007.

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Paul, Friedbrand, 82, of Vero Beach, FL died Sunday, September 7, 2008 at his home. Mr. Paul was born October 5, 1925 in Stuttgart, Germany and moved to Vero Beach fifteen years ago from his place of birth. He had been a Die and Tool Maker for Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart before his retirement and was a member of the Chess Club of Vero Beach. Survivors include his wife Ursula Stroh-Paul of Vero Beach; stepdaugther Susanne Titus of Vero Beach; two stepsons Michael Stroh of Norwich, NY and Richard Stroh of Cazenovia, NY and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife Irma. Osceola News Gazette. Sep. 10, 2008.

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Paulish, Carol, Port Jervis, NY Mrs. Carol Paulish of Port Jervis, NY a nurse and lifetime reisdent of the area, died Thursday, July 4, 2002 at her home. She was 63. She was born June 5, 1939 in Port Jervis , NY the daughter of the late Edward C. and the late Antoinette Andriack Kurtz. She was a nurse at the former Doctor's Sunnyside Hospital, Port Jervis. A family statement read, 'Carol was a very caring person and she would travel afar to play bingo'. Surviving are: her husband, Eugene Paulish, Sr at home; two sons, Eugene Paulish, Jr, Los Angles, CA; Michael Paulish at home; two daughters; Tracey Collette, Matamoras, Pa; Andrea Paulish, at home; two brothers; James Kurtz , Annville. PA; John Krutz and his wife Ruth, Port Jervis, NY; two sisters; Ann Marie Arciero and her husband, Joe, Middletown, NY; Paula Warren Majka and her husband Ron, Goshen, NY; also several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by five brothers: Joseph Kurtz, Neal Kurtz, Charles Kurtz, Harold Kurtz and David Kurtz and four sisters: Mary Kurtz, Dorothy Titus, Jean Cortright and Lorraine Kurtz. Friends may call at the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 8, 2002 at 11:30 AM at St. Mary's Cemetery, Main Street, Port Jervis. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY Funeral arrangements are by the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.

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Paulson, Cindy LaVonne, 48, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at her residence. Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Brookings First Assembly of God. Visitation is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services at Brookings First Assembly of God. Rude's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Cindy LaVonne Strom was born May 5, 1960, in Sioux Falls, to Orland W. and Bena E. (DeBeer) Strom. She grew up and attended school in Sioux Falls, graduating from Washington High School. Cindy married Brian Paulson on June 5, 1980 in Rock Springs, Wyo. While in Rock Springs they had three children, Cyrus, Nicholas and Samantha. In 1985 they moved to South Dakota and in 1987 they moved to the Brookings area. She was a wonderful mother and wife; she worked hard at many places in the Brookings area. She was disabled but she didn't let it get her down. She was strong and had great faith in God. She enjoyed coloring pictures and praising God. She was a member of Brookings First Assembly of God. She is survived by her husband, Brian of Brookings; sons, Cyrus (Amber) Paulson of Brookings and Nicholas (his fianc' Angela) of Brookings; a daughter, Samantha (Chad) Leighton of Brookings; mother, Bena Strom of Brookings; five sisters, Bonnie Titus of Reno, Nev., Shirley Strom of Sioux Falls, Debbie (Ray) Brooks of Chicago, Tina Gibbens of Sioux Falls and Billie Jo (Richard) Gibbens of Sioux Falls; father-in-law and mother-in-law , Marv and Del Paulson of Pierre; brother-in-law , Kevin (Gina) Paulson of Beaverton, Ore.; sisters-in-law, Kim (Mike) Chilarski of Vermillion and Tami (Chris) Uecker of Albuquerque, N.M., and six grandchildren. Cindy was preceded in death by her father, Orland and brother-in-law , Robert Gibbens. Brookings Register. Dec. 29, 2008.

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Paxton, Myrtle June, 83, of Bancroft died July 19, 2000, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, after a short illness. She was a member of Hometown Senior Citizens Choir, Bancroft Church of God Mission and Valley Drive Church of God Mission. She assisted her husband in pastoring Valley Drive and Clark Memorial Church of God Mission. Surviving: husband, the Rev. Cladis D. Paxton; daughters, Shirley Lorrison of Muncie, Ind., Janet Saunders of Poca; sons, James of Thomasville, N.C., Paul of Bancroft; sisters, Rosanna Payne of Stowe, Ohio, Geraldine Titus of Greenville, Pa.; brothers, George McCroskey of Conneaut, Ohio, Jack McCroskey of Kingsville, Ohio, Charles McCroskey of Montezuma, Ind., Harold McCroskey of Kingsville, Ohio, the Rev. Billy McCroskey of Onoenta, Ala.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bancroft Church of God Mission with Paul Arthur and the Rev. Carl Arthur officiating. Burial will be in Schowen Cemetery, Bancroft. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca.

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Pearce, Marjorie L., 70, Tooele, Utah, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Silver Hills Nursing Home in Las Vegas. She was born July 22, 1929 in Pecos, N.M. to Homer and Goldie (Titus) Seright. Survivors include three sons, Ray Nichols, Brainerd, and Casey Morton and Roger Weare, both of Resaca, Ga.; a daughter, Debbie Lee, Amargosa, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Max Pearce, and her parents, died earlier. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter with the Rev. Kurt Wied officiating. Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.

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Peay, Karen N., 60, died on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m., at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4419 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Survivors include her husband, Gerold Peay Sr.; two sons, Michael (Ann) Biley, and Jim (Helen) Biley; two daughters, Lisa (Douglas) Krekling, and Camilla (fiance, Sean Sayrs) Bloomfield; five grandchildren, Nicole, Ben, Hilary, Erika and Connor; her parents, Carla (Nehls) Kaepernick; two brothers, Ken (Kathy) Kaepernick, and Charles (Mary) Kaepernick; one sister, Kathryn Titus; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Memorials may be made to St. Judes Cancer for Kids. The Altstadt-Tyborski-Ermenc-McLeod Funeral Home, Milwaukee, is serving the family.

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Pederson, Ernest Kermit. Ernest Pederson, 89, died Saturday, May 26, 2001 at Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plummer with Rev. Robert Paulson officiating. Linda Olson was the organist. Casketbearers included Herb Walter, Raymond Walter, Roger Walter, Jim Seibel, Gary Pederson, Ronnie Pederson and Harold Marjamma. Military honors were accorded by the Plummer American Legion Post. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery near Red Lake Falls with Johnson Funeral Service of Red Lake Falls in charge of the arrangements. Ernest Kermit Pederson was born on November 18, 1911 at Munich, N.D., the son of Edward and Carrie (Strom) Pederson. When he was young, Ernest moved with his family to Bemidji where he graduated from Bemidji High School in 1931. On June 5, 1940, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Luxemburg at Bemidji. He was employed at the Bemidji Boat Factory for four years. Ernest entered the United States Army on Feburary 2, 1944 during World War II. He departed for overseas on May 27, 1945 and served as carpenter with the 1631st Engineer Construction Battalion. Following his honorable discharge on May 18, 1946, he returned to Terrebonne where the couple farmed. In 1960, Ernest and Dorothy moved to Plummer where they had since resided. He worked for Detroiter Homes in Red Lake Falls for many years. Ernie was active in the Plummer community, serving as chairman of the Plummer Farmers Union Local, a 4-H leader and on the township board. He served as mayor and worked as a policeman, was commander of the Plummer American Legion for six years, served as secretary and treasurer of Senior Citizens Housing. Ernie was a member of the Commercial Club and at church, served on the church council as president. He was union president for the employees of Detroiter Mobile Homes, president of the Northwest Regional Development Board on Aging and was chairman of Lutheran Social Services meals program. Ernest was recognized for his many contributions when he was named a Red Lake County Senior Citizen of the Year. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Pederson of Thief River Falls; four daughters, Beverly (Harold) Waldal, Linda (Michael) King and Donna (Ken) Wisniewski, all of Milwaukee, Wisc. and Judy (Wally) Nyland of Seattle, Wash.; a son, Richard (Debbie) Pederson of Milwaukee, Wisc.; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Alvina Knauer of Bemidji; a brother, Hilmer Pederson of Bemidji; and other relatives. Ernest was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leonard Pederson and Oscar Pederson; and two sisters, Clara Titus and Hilda Pederson. Thief River Falls Times.

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Pelletier, Raymond A., age 81, formerly of Salem and Lynn, died Sunday at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. He is the husband of the late Helen C. (Everett) Garbarino-Pelletier. Born in Salem, MA, he is the son of the late Arthur and Marie (Sauve) Pelletier. He was raised in Salem and is a graduate of Salem High School. He has lived in Salem and Lynn for the greater part of his life. He served in the Us Army during World War II. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. He worked as an inspector for General Electric, Lynn for 21 years, until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the VFW Post 507, Lynn as well as the Sgt. Robert D. Gautreau Post 6535, VFW, Lynn. He is survived by a step-son, Kim Garbarino of Winthrop, a step-daughter, Patricia Titus and her husband Bob of Groveland; 4 grandchildren, Jeff Titus, Amy Titus, Nicholas Garbarino and Jillian Garbarino; and 2 brothers; Richard Pelletier of Pennsylvania and Henry Pelletier of Connecticut. He is the brother of the late Helen Pelletier, Margaret Reiniger, and Hector, Louis, Jerard, Renee and Edward Pelletier. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 10AM in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to meet at the main gate of the cemetery on Thursday at 9:45AM. Arrangements by the Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt 129) Lynn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. Guestbook at www.solimine.com.

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Pelletier, Roger G. "Pegsy," 58, of Water St., died Friday, July 25, 2003, following a long illness. He was born in Brunswick, Feb. 22, 1945, a son of Gerard and Anita Lavoie Pelletier. He attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1963. He served in the Army. He worked as a foreman for more than 20 years at the Pejepscot Paper Co., for the town of Brunswick in public works and retired as a truck driver for Thibeault Energy of Brunswick. On July 1, 1995, he married Patricia L. Titus in Brunswick, where they continued to make their home. He enjoyed camping at Rol-Lin Hills Campground in Livermore, traveling with his wife, cooking for his family and friends, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Bowling League, a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Brunswick and a 3rd degree knight with the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include both of his parents of Topsham; his wife of eight years; two step daughters, Barbara B. McGraw of Brunswick and Brenda G. McGraw of Lisbon; a stepson, Brian B. McGraw of Lewiston; two sisters, Jeannine and her husband, Paul Steidl, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lucy Behnke of Topsham; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Demers-Desmond Funeral Home, 34 Cushing St., Brunswick. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Pleasant St., Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund, 1 Columbus Dr., Brunswick, ME 04011.

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Pennington, Leonard C., age 68, died at his home at Mingo Monday, September 2, 2002. Mr. Pennington was a retired mail carrier and was a Methodist. He was born at Slaty Fork April 22, 1934, the son of the late Edward and Flossie Varner Pennington. His wife, Luella Rose Pennington, died January 15, 1999. Also deceased are sisters, Louella Mae Dumire, Laura Cathern Jones, and Rita Arlene Pennington, and brothers, Grover Wilson Pennington, Ronald William Pennington, Edward Bryan, Pennington, Jr., Howard Lorway Pennington, Francis Lee Pennington. Mr. Pennington is survived by a daughter, Karen Friel, of Bridgeport; three stepdaughters, Linda Lass, of Taylorville, Illinois, Nancy DeVoe, of Grosse Ile, Michigan, and Susie Friel, of Petersburg; a son, Leonard Pennington, of Ida, Michigan; a stepson, Ronald Titus, of Smithfield, Virginia; four sisters, Lea Belle Gum, of Cass, Hazel Juanita Hinnerman, of Beverly, Betty Lou Virginia Swink, of Cass, Retha Pauline Doyle, of Mace; four brothers, Roy Delano Pennington, of Green Bank, James Laddie Pennington, of Durbin, Carl Blake Pennington, of LaPulente, California, and Paul Dillon Pennington, of St. Albans; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. at VanReenen Funeral Home by the Rev. David Rittenhouse. Burial will be at Arbovale. Memorial gifts may be made to the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Morgantown. The Pocahontas Times. Sep. 5, 2002.

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Pennington, Luella Rose, 66, of Valley Head, Randolph County, died Jan. 15, 1999, at home. She was a reservationist and a member of Mingo United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir. Surviving: husband, Leonard Clair Pennington; daughters, Karen Michelle Friel of Fairmont, Susie Marie Friel of Petersburg, Nancy Lee DeVoe of Lincoln Park, Mich., Linda Anne Lass of Taylorville, Ill.; sons, Leonard Jay Pennington of Belleville, Mich., Ronald Frederick Titus of Smithfield, Va.; mother, Marie Hehl Vaughen of Howell, Mich.; sisters, Carol Rose Atwater of Waterford, Mich., Helen Ethel LeBlanc of Wyandotte, Mich.; brothers, Myron Howard Vaughen of Lancaster, Pa., Marion Robert Vaughen of Howell; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at VanReenen Funeral Home, Marlinton, with the Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Burial will be in Arbovale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Charleston Gazette. Jan. 18, 1999.

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Pennington, Michelle Ann. A funeral for Michelle Ann Pennington, 39, of Upper Sandusky, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, the Revs. Pat Fruth and Bob Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Seneca Memory Gardens, Tiffin.Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Pennington died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. Surviving are her birth mother and stepfather, Ray and Shirley Welch, in Michigan; adopted mother, Judy Caudill, Upper Sandusky; adopted father, Ronald Caudill, Tiffin; husband, Robert E.; sons, Robert Jr. and Caleb, both of Upper Sandusky; a daughter, Christina J. Caudill, Upper Sandusky; a brother, Kenny Titus, in Michigan; four sisters, Wanda Forbes, in North Carolina; Kim Masunas, in Michigan; Marietta Clark, in Indiana; and Cecelia Williamson, Fremont. Memorials may be made to the Michelle A. Pennington Fund, in care of the funeral home, 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky 43351. The Courier. Mar. 15, 2008.

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Percy, Alma Titus, 81, of Williston passed away Sept. 18, 2007, in Fletcher Allen Hospital after a long illness. Alma was born on March 20, 1926, in Chateaugay, N.Y., to Ralph and Flossie (Gibbs) Titus who predeceased her. She married Earl Percy on June 1, 1942. Alma worked many years on Cape Cod and around Vermont as a waitress and at the Vermont Correctional Center in South Burlington for 10 years. She loved her family and was a great inspiration to each one of them. She leaves one son, Lewis Percy of Winter Park, Fla., and his wife, Kathy, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She leaves siblings, Ell and Velma Titus of Watertown, N.Y., Stanley and Anita Titus of St. Albans, Aletha and Andy Kolonair of Stowe, Joyce and Ed Sumner of Chateaugay; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Floyd, Clifton, Donald, Glendon, Glancy; and ex-husband, Earl Percy. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Hunger Mountain Christian Assembly, Route 100, Waterbury Center, at 11 a.m. Donations may be made in Alma's memory to Williston Fire-Rescue Squad, 645 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are in care of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington.

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Perez, Betty Jo (Titus), 37, of Rapid City South Dakota, formerly of Findlay, passed away Friday, February 9, 2007 suddenly at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, South Dakota .Mrs. Perez was born in Lima, Ohio on June 17, 1969, the daughter of the late Walter and Betty (Cox) Titus. She was the wife of Mike Perez. They were married September 20, 2002 in Kingsland, GA Betty is survived by sons: Stephen Nell of Fl., Brandon Nell of FL; sisters: Beverley (John) Odom of OH, Rebecca (James) Morris of OH, Gloria (John) Gerdeman of OH, Karen (Paul) Ruehle of OH, Judy (John) Hutchinson of OH; Lisa (Walter) Pember of FL; and Kellie (Philip) Dixie of OH; and two brothers: Warren (Cheryl) Titus of OH; and Dale (Trisha) Titus of OH. She was preceded in death by a sister: Lillie Ward and a brother: Walter Titus, Jr. Betty was a Medical Transcriptionist. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Routson Funeral Chapel. Religious Service will be held at Routson Funeral Chapel, Findlay, OH at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 16, 2007 with Pastor David Shaffer officiating. Interment is scheduled to follow in Harmon Cemetery, OH. Family request memorial donations are made to Routson Funeral Chapel, 201 Osborn Ave., Findlay, OH 45840. The Courier. Feb. 15, 2007.

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Perry, Karine Davis. RIDGEWAY A graveside service for Karine Davis Perry, age 94, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2010, at Aimwell Cemetery, conducted by the Reverend Jack Williamson. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 31, at Pope Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 Valencia Road, Ridgeway, SC 29130. Mrs. Perry died on Friday, October 29, 2010, at Unihealth Post-Acute Care Tanglewood in Ridgeway. Daughter of the late Pinkney and Texanna Hayden Davis, she was born on March 12, 1916, in Orangeburg, SC. She worked as manager of a school cafeteria and as a seamstress. A member of First Baptist Church of Ridgeway, she was a devoted Christian who read God's Word. Mrs. Perry had the gift of hospitality and was known for her southern cooking and canning. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great, and great-great-grandmother. She is survived by three daughters, Faye Titus of Blythewood, Grace Brisson of Ridgeway, and Vivian Schade and her husband Gus of New Jersey; eighteen grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Perry was predeceased by her husband, Ellis Robert Perry; two sons, Ellis Ray Perry and Ellis Robert Perry, Jr.; one granddaughter, Pamela Schade Rankin; five sisters; and two brothers. The family extends special thanks to the staff of Tanglewood and the staff of United Hospice. Pope Funeral Home is serving the Perry family. The State. Nov. 1, 2010.

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Peters, Conrad H. "Pete," husband of Joan Williamson Perry Peters, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at his home after a long illness. Born at Boothbay Harbor, Feb. 18, 1926, he was the son of John and Edith Lewis Peters. After the death of his mother when he was six months old, he was raised by his grandparents, Gordon and Jessie Lewis. At the age of six, he moved to Wiscasset, where he attended local schools and was a 1944 graduate of Wiscasset High School. He later graduated from Bryant–Stratton Commercial School in Boston. A World War II Army Air Corps veteran, Peters served as a Waist Gunner on a B-24 Bomber. For more than 19 years he owned and operated the J & P Market in Wiscasset, residing with his family at the store. For several years, he worked as a field accountant/time keeper, first with Stone-Webster Construction and from 1969-73 with Guy F. Atkinson Construction in Pennsylvania. In 1973 he returned to Maine and having already earned a Maine State Realtors license, joined his long-time friend, Roy Farmer, in the real estate business. He retired in 1989. He was a member of the Wiscasset Fire Society, the Bradford-Sortwell-Wright American Legion Post No. 54, Lincoln Lodge of Masons, Mid Coast Shrine Club and Kora Temple Shrine. An avid reader, he was a World War II history buff and enjoyed watching birds and wildlife at his home. Other than his wife of Tenant Harbor, survivors include the mother of his children, Janet Hughes Peters-Rowe of Brunswick; two sons and their wives, James and Judy Peters of Hookset, N.H., and Clyson and Dyann Titus Peters of Thomaston; two daughters, Edith Peters Kelby and her husband, Barrie, of Brunswick and Nancy Peters of Waterboro; two stepsons, Scott Perry of Denver, Colo., and Mark Perry and his wife, Lorraine, of Standish; one stepdaughter, Lori Perry Crouse and her husband, Kenneth, of Standish; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland with the Rev. Mark Reinhardt officiating. Interment will be in Coughlin Memorial Cemetery, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the St. George Volunteer Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860; or the Wiscasset Fire Society, c/o Charles DiPerri Jr., P.O. Box 365, Wiscasset, ME 04578.

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Peters, Marjorie H. Sept. 25, 2000. Marjorie H. Peters, 88, of Gateway Manor, Edwardsville, formerly of the Oakhill section of Dallas, died Monday at Hospice Care of the VNA Inpatient Unit at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre. Born Nov. 26, 1911, in Carbondale, she was a daughter of the late John N., Sr., and Mary (Titus) Heck. She was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Wilkes-Barre. She was an office manager for Auchincloss, Parker and Redpath Brokerage Firm, New York City, and for...

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Peterson, Gladys Mae, 81, Santa Maria, Calif., formerly of Stanley, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008, in her home. She was born July 31, 1926, to Charles and Tena Lundgren in Lostwood. She married David LeGaire. David preceded her in death. She later married Harald Peterson. Survivors: son, Philip, St. George, Utah; daughters, Donna Griesbach, Powers Lake, Janis LeClaire, West Fargo; one grandson; sisters, Edna Footh, of Stanley, Eunice Titus, Mohall. Memorial service:Saturday, 11 a.m., Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Santa Maria. Burial of ashes:June 3, 2 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, three miles east and one mile south of Powers Lake. Memorial gathering:Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Powers Lake, following burial. (Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary & Crematory, Santa Maria) Minot Daily News. May 22, 2008.

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Peterson, Minerva A., 84, of Safety Harbor, died Sunday (Jan. 26, 1997) at home. She was born in West Norwood, N.J., and came here in 1980 from Tappan, N.Y. She worked as a supervisor for New York Telephone Co. She was a member of Northwood Presbyterian Church, Clearwater, and Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include two daughters, Judith Peterson, Safety Harbor, and Alyce Titus, Troutville, Va.; two sons, Charles, Waterport, N.Y., and Gregory, Binghamton, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Lakeview Chapel Funeral Home/Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, Clearwater. St. Petersburg

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Peterson, Shannon Joyce. Loving wife and mother passed away at age 70 in a local hospital from natural causes on June 27, 2008. Shannon was born Aug 27, 1937 in Nampa, Idaho to Retta and Cedric Titus. She grew up in Marsing and graduated from Marsing High in 1955. Shannon married Jerry Peterson in Winnemucca, Nev. in 1955. They were married for 52 years, and rarely spent any time apart. They have two sons, Dennis and Terry. The family moved to Alaska when Dennis was five, and then Terry was born there. They spent six years in Alaska, and then returned to Boise and made their home there. Shannon retired from the Idaho Statesman after 20 years. Some of Shannon's fondest memories were of camping in the mountains of Idaho and fishing on the Oregon Coast with her uncle and aunt. Shannon kept journals of every camping trip her and Jerry went on. These journals are still be enjoyed by the family. After Jerry's retirement from the Postal Service, they bought a fifth wheel trailer, and traveled the United States. They became snowbirds, spending the winters in Quartzsite, Ariz. and the summers on the coast. Shannon was a feisty little girl, and thrilled when she finally weight 100 lbs. She made a lot of friends along the way and will be deeply missed by them and her family. She is survived by husband Jerry, two sons Dennis (Sharon) and Terry (Margaret) and her mother Retta Cook, grandsons Josh (Melissa) Peterson, John Pyle, Zachary Peterson and Colby Peterson. Great-grandson, Jacob Peterson. brother Butch (Chuck) Titus of Cascade, Idaho, sister Connie (Bill) Love of Newcastle, Calif. brothers-in-law Wayne (Lee), Darrell (Donna), Rod (Janet) and sister-in-law Jean. Her Aunt Mae. Numerous cousins, nieces and nephews also survive her. Many thanks to Dr. Crowley, the Drs and RNs at St Als for all there care and comfort. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Terrace Lawn Memorial Park, Boise. Services are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor, Garden City.

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Pettengill, Phyllis (Thomas), age 87, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 9, 2002, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. She was born May 18, 1915, in Belvidere, daughter of the late Ralph A. and Cassie (Wescome) Thomas. Phyllis graduated Johnson Teachers College and attended the University of Vermont. She married Robert Titus who predeceased her in 1984. She married Harold Walter Pettengill who predeceased her April 13, 1990. She was a respected and dedicated elementary school teacher in Essex Center, Essex Jct., Cambridge, Bolton and Jericho, retiring in 1968. Phyllis was a member of the Second Congregational Church, Crescendo Club and the Women's Fellowship, all of Jeffersonville. Phyllis will be greatly missed by her neighbors at Whitney Hill Homestead in Williston and her many friends, family and students whose lives she touched so deeply. She is survived by two children, Jack H. Titus and his wife Judy of California and Jane T. Elwood and her husband Arlan of Essex Jct.; one sister, Frances Westman of Cambridge; 16 grandchildren, Debra Choate and her husband Robert, Jody Heffernan and her husband Kevin, Jerry Titus and his wife Maggie, Susan Barnes, Brenda Stone and her husband William, Frankie Titus, Tom Elwood and his wife Erika, David Titus and his wife Vicki, Cynthia Brady and her husband Michael, Heidi Taylor and her husband Brian, Lisa Mallabar and her husband James, Naomi Miller and her husband Adam, Jacquelyn Titus, Kimberly Bean and her husband Gilbert, Jennifer Drew and her husband Randy, and Blake Titus and his wife Samantha; 37 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her son, Thomas M. Titus; and her brother, Chauncey Thomas. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, from 7 - 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church, 130 Maple St. Essex Jct., with the Reverend Brigid Farrell officiating. Inurnment will be in the spring in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery, Essex. Memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis' name to the Vermont Respite House, 63 Talcott Rd., P.O. Box 954, Williston, Vt. 05495. Friends who wish may forward on-line condolences to www.hayesrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax. St. Albans Messenger. Dec. 10, 2002.

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Pfleger, Myrtle L. age 91, of Morrisville, Pa., died Saturday May 13, 2006 at her home in Morrisville. Born in Fallsington, Pa., Mrs. Pfleger has been an area resident all of her life. She was a life member of the Union Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Morrisville United Methodist Church. Wife of the late Carl (Tuby) Pfleger; daughter of the late Augustus and Edna (McElroy) Wilmot; and sister of the late Elizabeth Titus, Elsie Carlen, Edward, William and Howard Wilmot; she is survived by one brother Frank Wilmot, of Newtown, Pa.; and her good friend Diane Brown; and several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and great great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11 a.m. from the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, Pa., with the Rev. Megan Sutken, Associate Pastor of the Morrisville United Church officiating. Interment will follow in Morrisville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Morrisville United Methodist Church, Maple and Taft Avenues, Morrisville, Pa., 19067. May 15, 2006, 12:00 AM

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Pflug, Anne R., age 80, Joplin, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at 3:05 p.m. in a local hospital. Anne was born July 13, 1925, in Cincinnati, Ohio, daughter of the late Andrew Menjes and Katherine Bogner Menjes. She graduated from High School in Cincinnati, and then earned her Registered Nurse License in 1945 in Cincinnati. She moved to the Joplin area and worked for several years with Freeman Hospital, and then for over 25 years as the Atlas Powder Company Nurse until her retirement in 1990. Anne was a member of St. Philip?s Episcopal Church for over 35 years. In addition to her parents, Anne was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter and John, and a sister, Betty. Survivors include her daughters, Martha Ernest, of Albuquerque, N.M., Gale Swearingen and husband, Craig, of Austin, Texas, and Regine Anderson, of Joplin; grandchildren, Robert, Taylor and Lori Jordan, Andrea and Eric Peterson, A. J. Ernest, Eric and Jennifer Titus; great-grandchildren, Ryan Jordan, Matthew and Maggie Titus, and Jena Anne Peterson. Funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip?s Episcopal Church with Father Steve Wilson and Father Roger Stinnett officiating. Interment of ashes will be in St. Philip?s Columbarium by Parker Mortuary. The family will receive friends Friday beginning at 6 p.m., at the home, 1025 West 6th Street Joplin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joplin Salvation Army. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses of St. John?s Regional Medical Center for their compassionate care of our mother. The Joplin Globe. Aug. 6, 2005.

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Phelan, Rachael Susan, 93, a lifetime resident of Pasadena, died in her home on November 26, 2004. She was the adopted daughter of Justice E. Garrison and Arizona Lansing Garrison. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Phelan. Our mother was a gracious loving women who loved people, life, cats and plants. She welcomed everyone she met with a warm smile, a loving heart and generous helping hands. She will be missed by her children Robert Phelan, Jr., of Boulder, Colorado, Betty Lowe of Chico, California, Carol Titus of Thorton, Colorado, Richard Phelan of San Luis Obispo, California and Mary Larson of McMinnville, Oregon. Left behind also her 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren all of whom thank her for her example of kindness, generosity and love. A memorial and celebration of her life will be held Saturday, December 11, 2004, at 2:00 P.M. at the Cornerstone Community Church 1801 E. Del Mar Blvd in Pasadena. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Dec. 6, 2004.

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Phillips, Frances M., 84, of West Lafayette, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at University Place. Born in Lafayette on Jan. 24, 1923, daughter of the late M. Guy and Catharine Collart Mellon, she lived in West Lafayette until 1945. Her marriage was to Philip A. Phillips on Oct. 14, 1945. They lived in Danville, Ill., for the next 42 years, moving to West Lafayette in 1988. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Phillips graduated from Purdue University in 1943, and then served a one-year dietetic internship at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. She worked as a registered dietitian at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Danville from 1969 until her retirement in 1985. A member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette, Mrs. Phillips also belonged to Chapter CH, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild and Pi Beta Phi social sorority. Surviving are four children, Catharine P. Stewart (husband: Daniel) of Yorktown, Margaret P. Titus of Manilla, George C. Phillips of Raleigh, N.C, and John G. Phillips (wife: Susan Schnerre) of West Lafayette. Visitation one hour prior to the 10 a.m. service on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Hippensteel Funeral Home, Pastor Bob Fish officiating. Interment at Grandview Cemetery. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeffrey and Rebecca Phillips, John Stewart, Erin Hill (husband: Matt), Anne Titus and Emily McDaniel (husband: Greg), and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son-in-law, Donald R. Titus. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, any memorials be in the form of contributions to the Memorial Fund of St. John's Episcopal Church, 600 Ferry St., Lafayette, IN. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Journal & Courier. Nov. 14, 2007.

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Pierce, Leora I., 77, of Terre Haute died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Union Hospital. She was a clerk for Midwest Supply Electronics for 20 years. She was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Terre Haute to Edgar W. Bonee Sr. and Molly R. Titus Bonee. Her husband, Ray Pierce, died earlier. Survivors include one son, David Pierce and his wife, Connie of Terre Haute; one daughter, Shirley Sparks and her husband, John of Terre Haute; one brother, Edgar Bonee Jr. and his wife, Helen of Flint, Mich.; one sister, Betty Holloway of Terre Haute; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters. She was a member of American Legion Post 104 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972 Auxiliary and Destroyer Escort Sailors Association. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday in Roselawn Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jack Barnard officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. today. The family suggests, that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Pierce, Richard F. Funeral services for Richard F. Pierce Sr., 61, of Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 25 (1996) at Stout-Madison Funeral Home, 252 S. State St., Elgin. Father Cassidy will officiate. He was born Aug. 29, 1934, the son of Gary and Ethel (nee Titus) Pierce. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park and will be private. He died Wednesday, ...

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Pierson, Delbert Francis Jr., 89, of Baker City and former longtime resident of Prairie City and Burns, passed away Monday, October 4, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Care Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2004 at Prairie City Cemetery in Prairie City. Jack Retherford of Bible Way Community Church will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a pot-luck reception at the Strawberry Mt. Grange Hall following the service. A memorial service will be planned for the St. Elizabeth Care Center at a later date. Delbert Francis Pierson Jr. was born February 7, 1915 in Berry Creek, Alberta Canada. He married Ruth Titus June 30th 1935 after graduation high school in Marcola, Oregon. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage. He was always active in church even becoming a minister for a time. He never knew the word stranger, making friends wherever he went. He enjoyed working at the Burns Christian Church Thrifty shop as well as hunting and fishing with friends. He was preceded in death by four sisters, his wife Ruth, his son Roger, one granddaughter and one great grandson. He is survived by his daughter RoseAnne Day, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and friends. Memorial contributions can be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Association in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Baker City Herald. Oct. 25, 2004.

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Pierson, John Allen of Vero Beach, Fla., and Rye, N.H., formerly of Tamaqua, died Friday, at his home. He was the husband of Mary Frances (White) Pierson and the late Margaret "Peg" (Cox) Pierson, who died in 1980. Pierson was retired after working for 40 years with the Reading Railroad. He was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, Tamaqua; Masonic Lodge No. 238, Elks Lodge No. 592, the American Hose Co. No. 1, all of Tamaqua; and the Raja Temple, Reading. He was a 1937 graduate of Tamaqua High School. Surviving in addition with his wife are two daughters, Carole, wife of William Barber of Tamaqua; and Judi, wife of Dr. Dale Titus of New Ringgold; two step-daughters, Kay T. Ruma, Vero Beach, Fla; and Cynthia Dahlen May, Tequesta, Fla.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sisters, Thelma Evans and Dorothy Pierson; and a son-in-law, Dr. Steven J. Ruma.

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Pierson, Mary Frances (Dahlen), 84, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at her home.She was born July 2, 1922, in New Canaan, Conn., to the late Dr. Ralph L. White and Mrs. Olive Frances McCready White. In 1940, she married William Kay Lawrence of New Canaan, Conn. The Lawrences had one child, Kay Townley Lawrence.In 1948, she married Peter C. Dahlen. The Dahlens had one child, Cynthia Caroline Dahlen. Mrs. Dahlen Pierson graduated from Drew Seminary in Carmel, N.Y., and did a post-graduate year at Miss Scoville's Finishing School for Young Women in New York City. She was an accomplished pianist and equestrian in her youth. A tireless volunteer, she worked at the Eliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., for 20 years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach. Family was everything to Mary Frances. She is survived by her two children: Kay T. Ruma of Vero Beach and Cynthia W. May of Jupiter; two stepdaughters, Carole Barber and Judy Titus of Tamaqua and New Ringold, Pa.; grandchildren Peter Solomon Ruma and Alexandra Kay Ruma of Vero Beach, Mary Caroline Williams of Jupiter, and a son-in-law, Garnett Williams and his wife, Elizabeth, of Jupiter. WE REMEMBER: She volunteered many hours at the Church Mouse Thrift Shoppe affiliated with Bethesda. Mary Frances had a lifelong fondness for dogs. She raised Scottish terriers and showed her dogs on the AKC circuit. Mr. Dahlen preceded his wife in death in 1986. While traveling from New Hampshire to Florida in the late 1980s, she met and married John Alan Pierson of Tamaqua, Pa. They were married at Saint Andrews by the Sea Episcopal Church in Rye, N.H., in 1990, near their summer home. SERVICES: A visitation will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Strunk Funeral Home, 916 17th St., Vero Beach. The funeral will follow Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 4th St. and 43rd Ave., Vero Beach. Final interment will be at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Rye, N.H., at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to either The Florida Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, 6720 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211 or Dogs for Life, 25 Fifth Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32962. Funeral arrangements by Strunk Funeral Homes, P.A, Vero Beach. York Weekly. Dec. 2, 2006.

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Pinaire-Titus, Mary Esther (Huelskamp), 84, homemaker, died Tuesday, July 25, 2006. She was born in Waterloo to George & Blanche Huelskamp. She grew up in Dodge City, KS. Her parents were wheat farmers in Ford County. She attended Wichita Business College and later worked at Truck Parts & Equipment in Wichita. She met her first husband, M.B. "Bill" Pinaire, while employed at Truck Parts. She and Bill were married in 1943 and raised a large family. They lived in Kingman in the mid 1950’s. The family moved to "the farm" in Derby, KS in 1957. After Bill’s death in 1979, she married Ben Titus of Derby in 1984. They enjoyed the next 22 years traveling and watching their grandchildren and great grandchildren grow. Dodge City Daily Globe. Jul. 28, 2006.

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Pionteck, William Harold, 72, of Binghamton, passed away Monday, March 8, 2004, at his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joyce (Leach) Pionteck; and his three children, Karen and Gary Titus, Susan Pionteck, and William R. and Dawn Pionteck, all living locally. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Sarah Knapp, Sharon Titus, Jessica and Andrew Pionteck; and two great-grandchildren, Jared and John. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., in 1931 and lived in the Binghamton area all of his adult life. He graduated from Binghamton Central High School in 1951. After high school, he served in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Georgia Pacific in 1996. He was a member of Central Baptist Church, 1606 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y. He enjoyed his summers on the St. Lawrence River where he operated Pionteck's Cottages in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. He was an avid model Rail Road enthusiast. Funeral services will be held Friday, 11:30 a.m. at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango St., Port Dickinson, with Rev. William Miller officiating. Burial will be in Glen Castle Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Baptist Christian Academy, 1606 Upper Front St., Binghamton, N.Y. 13901, or Chenango Volunteer Emergency Squad, 86 Castle Creek Rd., Binghamton, N.Y. 13901. Press & Sun-Bulletin. Mar. 11, 2004.

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Plauger, Charles Edgar Sr., 55, of Apple Tree Road, died Saturday, March 14, 1998, at his home. Born Nov. 23, 1942, in Shenandoah County, Va., he was the son of the late Paul Franklin and Evelyn Ophelia McClanahan Plauger. He was a graduate of Strasburg High School. He worked as a meat cutter and meat department manager for Food Lion in Leesburg, Va. He was a member of Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Karen Lee Potts, whom he married Feb. 14, 1990; one son, Charles E. Plauger Jr. of Fort Valley, Va.; three stepchildren, Brian Titus, Kellie Titus and Kasey Titus, all of Bunker Hill; one sister, Betty Wingfield of Winchester, Va.; five brothers, Paul Plauger Jr. of Front Royal, Va., David Plauger, Terry Plauger, Joel Plauger and Zane Plauger, all of Fort Valley; and three granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie L. Golliday. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Omps Funeral Home, 1600 Amherst St., Winchester. The Rev. Patricia Drake will officiate. Burial will be in Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Va. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401; or Paynes Chapel United Methodist Church, Ridgeway, W.Va. 25440.

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Pletts, Dona, 60, of Wichita Falls died Saturday, August 28, 2004, in Wichita Falls. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Jude Catholic Church in Burkburnett with the Rev. Hoa Nguyen of St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial will be in Burkburnett Cemetery under the direction of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home. Mrs. Pletts worked as a Food Service AAFES at SAFB. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Grantom of Burkburnett; two sons, Robert C. Pletts IV of Wichita Falls, and Michael Pletts of Wichita Falls; her mother, Mary Titus of Loveoak, Fla.; a brother, William Coleman of Windsor, Mo.; a sister, Helen Coleman of Jacksonville, Fla., and two grandchildren; also her ex-husband, Robert C. Pletts III of Burkburnett. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Catholic Church of Burkburnett or to the American Cancer Society Research. Times Record News. Aug. 31, 2004.

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Plodzien, Raymond J. fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, February 24, 2008. Ray, surrounded by his loved ones, lost his courageous and valiant battle with ALS 'Lou Gehrig's Disease'. What an 'Inspiration' for his loved ones, and those who knew of his battle with ALS. Dearest husband and soul mate of Jackie Plodzien (nee Bauer) for 53 years; loving father and father-in-law of Jeff (Jennifer), Greg (Cheryl), and Ray (Kathy); dearest and beloved grandfather of Melissa, Bart, Matthew, Taylor, and Noah; very special great-grandfather of Braylyn; brother of the late Joseph, Sally Larson, and Helen Titus; dearest uncle of James V. Plodzien, Long Beach, California; special uncle of Doris Wortmann; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many. Ray was Secretary Treasurer, Carter United Club, Carter Carburetor, Div. of ACF. Even in his final days before God called Ray to Heaven, he got giggles and laughter out of everyone who cared for him. His sense of humor never stopped until the end. His spirit was uplifting to everyone who had the privilege to know him. A special Thank You for the extraordinary, tender loving care each of these beautiful individuals gave Ray: Barb, Shirl, Pam, Sherry, Maureen, Chaplain Darin of Pathways Hospice. Also Sarah, DD, Lisa Webb, Charlene, Stella, Michelle, Cheryl, Diane; and the entire staff on 200, Delmar Gardens North, Angels. Each of you will always be remembered and never forgotten.Services: The Stygar Family of Funeral Service is caring for Ray's Family at the STYGAR FLORISSANT CHAPEL, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. Funeral Mass on Friday, Feb. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church with Visitation from 10-10:30 a.m. prior to Mass. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Foundation or Pathways Hospice appreciated. Visitation Thursday 3-8:30 p.m. www. stygar.com.

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Poage, Nancy of Columbia died of a brain tumor Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at her home. She was 42. Her husband, Trent Poage, said her strong religious faith combined with a new experimental treatment helped her to live 16 months after she had been diagnosed. Doctors predicted that she would live only two. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor, Mrs. Poage underwent her first brain surgery on Sept. 11, 2001. 'We personally call that our 9/11,' Trent Poage said. Despite months of radiation and two more brain surgeries, he said, Mrs. Poage kept a positive attitude. 'Her heart, and her relationship, was set very squarely with God,' Trent Poage said. 'Her attitude was awesome.' He said Mrs. Poage believed there were two choices in life. 'You can choose to be bitter or you can choose to be better,' he said. 'She chose to be better.' Mrs. Poage made a list of the things she wanted to do before she died, including taking a cruise. Last January, she and her entire family went on a seven-day cruise in the Caribbean. Mrs. Poage began an experimental chemotherapy treatment in August. She was the first person worldwide to try the new treatment. She died just five hours before her 22nd wedding anniversary. Her husband said that was 'a wise decision on her part and the good Lord's part,' because he spent the day celebrating her life rather than mourning her death. 'She died as peacefully as she lived,' Trent Poage said. 'It was so obvious that there was such a spirit around her.' Mrs. Poage was a member of Woodcrest Chapel and active in Take Two Women's Ministries. The Rev. Rod Casey of Woodcrest said she was a model of someone who loved life and fought to keep it but at the same time accepted the inevitable. 'She was a fine woman, he said. 'I very much appreciated her spirit during those 16 months. I think that she exhibited not only how to live but how to die. I think her sense of hope and peace and desire for life did extend her life'. Mrs. Poage was born July 14, 1960, in Stafford, Kan., to Ellis Lee Titus and Patricia Jean Bond Titus. She married Trent Poage on Jan. 3, 1981, in Stafford. She was a member of the Parent Teachers Association, a Boy Scouts den mother and a partner in The Poage Group. She was a really good mother, 'said her brother, Rod Titus. She was really involved in the kids' activities. Services, conducted by the Rev. Rod Casey and the Rev. Pieter Van Waarde, will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd. A reception will follow. A private family burial will be held Tuesday at Columbia Cemetery. Mrs. Poage is survived by her husband; two sons, Paden Poage and Mason Poage, both of Columbia; her parents, Lee and Pat Titus of Stafford; a brother, Rod Titus of Branson; her grandparents, Richard and Delsie Bond of Stafford, Kan.; and her in-laws, Jerry and Barbara Poage of Hill City, Kan. Memorials may be sent to The Poage Foundation, a nonprofit organization to continue Nancy Poage's life work, at 910 N. College Ave., Suite 4, Columbia, Mo. 65201. The Columbia Missourian. Dec. 5, 2003.

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Pollick, Allison Ann, 29, of Trailing Pine Road, Shickshinny, died Friday in Berwick Hospital Center. She was born May 25, 1972, in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of Christopher and Carol Montross Pollick, Shickshinny, and attended Northwest Area High School. She was employed as a cocktail waitress at casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., and Las Vegas, Nev. Miss Pollick returned to Shickshinny two years ago and was last employed as a hostess at Olive Garden Restaurant, Wilkes-Barre Township. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are sisters, Carol Titus, Utah; Sara Pollick, Nanticoke; nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Monday at 8 p.m. from Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny, with the Rev. Thomas Skotek officiating. Interment will be at convenience of the family in Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas. Friends may call Monday, 7 until the service.

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Poole, Alice V. "Chee," 85, of 200 Fox St., Sidney, and formerly of Unadilla, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at The Hospital, Sidney. She was born Nov. 3, 1913, in West Hempstead, the daughter of Alfred Sr. and Florence (Roberts) Poole. She served in the WAVES of the United States Navy, during World War II. She was a 60-year resident of Unadilla, until recently moving to Sidney. She was an avid reader, golfer, and was always knowledgeable of current events. She enjoyed her travels abroad in China and Italy. She loved nature, gardening, and pets, especially her dog, Molly. Chee was a former member of the Unadilla Women's Club, a former Girl Scout den mother, a volunteer at the Unadilla Public Library, volunteered countless hours at The Hospital, Sidney, a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Unadilla, and most recently attended the First Presbyterian Church in Unadilla. She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Alfred J. Jr. and Ruth Poole of Johnson City; a niece, Betty Vail of Afton; a nephew, James Poole of Alexandria, Va.; a special grandniece, Katherine Vail; and two special grandnephews, Daniel Vail and Mark Poole; also a longtime dear friend, Harlow Titus; and many loving close friends. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, at the First Presbyterian Church, Unadilla, with the Rev. Helen Havlik, pastor, officiating. Interment will be later in Melville Cemetery, Melville. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, Sidney, or WSKG-TV Public Television, Vestal. Funeral arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home, Unadilla.

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Poole, Sam Sr., 84, of Ijamsville, died Sept. 5, 2004. Born Nov. 6, 1919 in Dawsonville, he was the son of the late Martin Luther and Leola Savage Poole. He was the husband of Virginia A. Poole. Mr. Poole served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He owned Sam Poole Heating and Air Conditioning until his retirement. He was of the Christian faith. Survivors in addition to his wife include three children, Patricia A. Barrick and husband Daniel of Wisconsin, Edwin S. Poole "Bunky" Jr. and wife Anita of Frederick, and Janet L. Stilwell and husband Louie of Urbana; a sister, Edna Titus of Mount Airy; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Martin D. Poole, and a granddaughter, Erica Rogers. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, with the Rev. Wallace Lusk officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frederick County Hospice, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702. Gazette Newspapers. Sep. 12, 2004.

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Poole, Virginia Amelia, 80, of Urbana, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at Queen's Medical Center while on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin "Sam" Poole, Sr. Born October 1, 1926, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Walter B. Shaw and Carrie Counabaugh Shaw. Virginia graduated from West Baltimore General Nursing School in 1948 and went to work at Montgomery General in Olney until 1957. She and her husband Sam owned and operated their family business, Sam Poole Heating and Air Conditioning of Clarksburg, for many years. Virginia enjoyed life and living, she loved to travel and to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her three children, Patty Barrick and husband Dan of Virginia, Bunky Poole and wife Anita of Frederick and Janet Stilwell and husband Louie of Urbana; a grandson, Brandon Stilwell and wife Terri of Urbana, three granddaughters, Kim Stilwell of Urbana, Kandy Johns and husband Jerry of Virginia and Dusty Hardman of Frederick and eight great-grandchildren; a sister Margaret Maderich of Virginia; and a sister-in-law, Edna Titus of Mount Airy. She will be remembered by a very special friend, Eileen Miles of Urbana . Virginia was preceded in death by her two brothers, Walter Shaw Jr. and Richard Shaw and her granddaughter, Erica Rogers. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at Molesworth-Williams P.A., Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, MD 20872. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorial contributions to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702 or to a charity of choice. The Frederick News-Post. Apr. 8, 2007.

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Porter, Mary Jane Webb, 75, Mooresville, passed away November 26, 2004 in Community South Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on March 24, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to Thomas Jefferson and Mary Ellen O'Connell Webb. She worked for the State of Indiana in the revenue and Bureau of Motor Vehicles Departments and was also a homemaker. She married Charles Lee Porter in Indianapolis in 1964. She was a member of Monrovia Church of the Nazarene. Calling will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the funeral home. Services will be Monday, November 29, 2004 at 10 a.m. in Hall-Baker Funeral Home in Plainfield, with brother Darrel Dennis officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Survivors include husband Charlie "Honey" Porter of Mooresville, IN; sons Gregory Lee McCown and wife Pam of Avon, IN, Charles Lee Porter Jr. and wife Jennifer of Franklin, IN, Charles Kerry Porter and wife Karen of Loogootee, IN; daughters Mary E. Goth and husband Jeff of Muncie, IN, Juanita Kay Haimes and husband Kyler of Indianapolis, IN, Sue Elizabeth Titus of Indianapolis, IN; sister Iris Meeks of Marklesville, IN; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter Carol Jane Armstrong. The Chronicle-Tribune. Nov. 28, 2004.

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Post, Lewis Edward, 73, of Lake Monticello formerly of Mine Hill, N.J. and Smithfield, R.I. passed away on Thursday Jan. 22, 2009 at his home. Born on Jan. 30, 1935 in East Orange, N.J. he was the son of the late Leonard Post and Elizabeth Current Post. Mr. Post received his degree from Susquehanna University and was Credit Manager for the former Triangle PWC. He devoted volunteer time to multiple civic activities including the Mine Hill Municipal Planning Board, the Lake Monticello Planning Board and as a tax aid volunteer with AARP. He was also a member of Grace and Glory Lutheran Church. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Helen Frerichs Post of Lake Monticello; his three daughters, Carole Pavelchak and her husband Mark of Andover, N.J., Lori Gibbons and her husband Jack of Lincoln Park, N.J., and Sandra Knowle and her husband Ronald of Lake Hiawatha, N.J.; two sisters, Joan Titus and her husband T. Donald of Bonita Springs, Fla., Suzanne Schadel and her husband William of Wayne, NJ; a sister-in-law, Margaret Pfisterer and a brother-in-law, Paul Pfisterer; a mother-in-law Gretel Frerichs all of Upper Black Eddy, Pa. He was a devoted and loving Pop to Matthew and Chelsea Pavelchak, Jack and Christopher Gibbons and Joshua Knowle. He is also survived by 4 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted on Monday Jan. 26, 2009 at 12 p.m. at the Salem United Methodist Church, Palmyra with the Rev. Ken Albright officiating. Burial in the North Church Cemetery in Hamburg, N.J. will follow at a later date. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Grace and Glory Lutheran Church, 96 Garden Lane, Palmyra, Va. 22963, the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Way, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Va. 22911 or to a favorite charity of your choice. Hill and Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Potter, Harold T., 69, passed away Nov. 1 at home in Flagler, Colo., surrounded by family. Harold was born Feb. 20, 1936, in Flagler to Glenn and Jennie Potter. He was the younger of two children. Harold was a graduate of Flagler High School with the class of 1954. He lettered in all sports all four years. Upon graduation he tried out for a minor league baseball team, but chose to go into the Air Force where he served eight years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 81 for 11 years. Harold met and married Carolyne L. Titus on Aug. 13, 1976, in Las Vegas. To this union they brought his, hers and had three children together. Harold was a member of the First Congregational Church in Flagler. He worked for Williams Gas Company in Cheyenne and retired in 1995 after 20 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, working on cars and was an avid sports fan. Harold went to several of the Broncos Super Bowl games and attended a World Series. He loved to spend time with his family, friends and grandchildren. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carolyne; children, Glenn (Renee) Potter of North Glenn, Colo., Geraldine (Greg) Maxfield of Tenino, Wash., Shane (Debbie) Potter of Great Bend, Kan., Michael (Nicole) Potter of Hosington, Kan., Jennifer (Michael) Moore of Flagler, Donald Elkins of Osage Beach, Mo., Shawn (Wayne) Melby of Richland Center, Wis., Neil Elkins of Haigler Neb., Wendy (Gary) Elkins of Haigler, 22 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two aunts; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Preceding Harold in death are his dad and mom; sister, Betty Dalgetty; and nephew, Steven Dalgetty. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, at the Love Funeral Home in Limon, Colo. Funeral services for Harold will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Congregational Church in Flagler with Pastor Bob Strauch officiating. Burial will follow at the Flagler Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family of Harold Potter in c/o Hi Plains Bank in Flagler, CO 80815. The Alliance Times-Herald. Nov. 5, 2005.

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Potter, Marion (Schnell), 6 of 16 Swifts Lane, Kent, wife of the late Seth Kenneth Potter, died Saturday, August 11, 2001 at Sharon Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Potter was born in Warren, CT, October 7, 1924, a daughter of the late William and Grace Sheldon Schnell. She was a long time resident of Kent and was employed for many years in the Housekeeping Department at Sharon Hospital, retiring as Head of Housekeeping. She is survived by four sons; William K. Potter, Howard D. Potter, both of Kent, John S. Potter of Chichester, NH, James P. Potter of Amenia, NY; five daughters, Patricia A. Potter of Mashpee, MA, Suzanne Lee Giordano, of Clearwater, FL, Diane M. Hoyt, Carol Ann Titus and Sandra B. Cianciolo all of New Milford; ten grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. A private family graveside serve will be held on Tuesday morning at the Congregational Cemetery in Kent. There are no calling hours. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Sharon Hospital, Sharon, CT 06069 or the Kent Ambulance Fund, PO Box 355, Kent CT 06757. Arrangements by Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, New Milford, CT 06776. 2001-08-12.

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Pottorff, Betty Ann, 87, Bethany, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2010. She was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 30, 1922 in Valley Junction, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas William and Etta Almeda (Dorethy) Cox. On August 18, 1956 she married Donnie Brice Pottorff in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He preceded her in death on October 4, 1983. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Betty Ann Pottorff; grandchildren, Katrina and Kristina Forbach, Brandon Titus; step-grandson, Devon Pottorff; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Pottorff; her parents and her 13 brothers and sisters. Survivors include sons, Tom Titus, Boise, Idaho, Donnie Pottorff, Jr., and Curtis Pottorff both of New Hampton; daughters, Victoria Brower, New Hampton, Mary Ann (Mike) Sims, Bethany; step-sons, Omar (Saline) Pottorff, Urbandale, Iowa, Eldon (Linda) Pottorff, Pleasant Hill, Iowa; grandchildren, Libby Titus, Austin Cranford, James Walker, Jessica Rose, Jaimee (Frank) Arnold, Daniel McKee, Andy (Charlene) McKee, Jay McKee, Adriane (Guillermo) Olvera-Ramirez, Amanda Forbach; step-grandchildren, Joshua (Amanda) Sims, Justin Sims, Jeremy Sims, and Lydia (Tim) Gerhart; great-grandchildren, Kali Forbach, Liliana, Ahraeya, and Mataio Olvera, Alex, Lily, Kayson, Jaden, Landyn, Bentley, and Dalton Sims, Jaisyn and Jestin Pottorff, Sebastian and Odessa McKee, Mandy (Jose) Munuez, Devon Gerhart; step-great-great grandson, Nicholas Munuez, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, September 20, at Bethany Memorial Chapel in Bethany. Burial in the Lincoln Center Cemetery, Hatfield, Mo.  Memorial contributions can be made in care of Bethany Memorial Chapel, Bethany, Mo. Bethany Republican-Clipper. Sep. 25, 2010.

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Potts, Otis Lee, 75, of Hillsboro, died Dec. 11 at Loudoun Memorial Hospital, follow a long illness. Born in Loudoun, Mr. Potts was a son of Walter L. and Mary Etta Kidwell Potts. Surviving are his wife, Edith Virts Potts; three daughters, Eileen Humphrey of Round Hill, Melba Mills of Frederick, and Dorothy Titus of Leesburg; a son, Earl Lee Potts of Orlando, Fla.; and one sister, Agnes V. Potts of Hillsboro. Interment was in Hillsboro Cemetery. Loudoun Times Mirror, December 18, 1975.

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Prather, Alga L, 82, Kokomo, passed away at 1:17 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010, at Howard Regional Health System. He was born July 30, 1928, in Cass County, to the late William Alga and Mabel Marie (Titus) Prather. He first married Betty (Knettle); she preceded him in death. In 1968, he married Donna J. (Wisehart) and she survives. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1946 and retired in 1987 from Chrysler after 38 years of service in skilled trades. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 77 in Tipton since 1963. He loved to play golf and watch sports. During the winter months he spent time in Florida. He is survived by his wife, Donna Prather, Kokomo; children, Kim K. Prather, California, Debra A. Wilder, Kokomo, Randall Alspaugh, Kokomo, Rhonda Wisehart, Kokomo, and Rita Owens, Peru; two grandchildren, Adrian Wilder, Portland, Ore., and Aaron Wilder, California; one great-grandchild; stepgrandchildren, Kerry, Elijah, Shanna, Cory, Amanda, Cara, Chris and Cameryn; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; two nieces, Rose Ann and husband Rex Fowler, and Vickie Justice; and five great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Barry Prather; and one sister. The family would like to say thank you to the nurses and staff on the second floor of Howard Regional Health System, and also thank you to Dr. Hussain for all his help. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., with Pastor Dale T. Bliss officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Mausoleum. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be directed to either the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Read Alga’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message or order flowers for the family. Kokomo Tribune. Jul. 31, 2010.

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Prather, Jackie E. “Jack,” 73, Logansport, passed away at 11:08 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at his home in Logansport. He was born April 6, 1937, in Cass County, to Clarence Lee and Georgia (Titus) Prather. He was an Army veteran of Korea. He retired from Delco after 40 years and was a farmer and raised livestock all of his life. He was a member of EL-TIP-WA Tractor Club and Eagles Lodge in Kokomo. He loved farming and his family. He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Prather Hanson and Dennis Corcoran, Logansport, and Monica Prather, LaPorte; son, Mike and Stephany Prather, Walton; four grandchildren, Brooke Waddups, Austin Hanson, Bailey Rist and Grant Prather; sisters Betty Dick, Walton, Jane Lewis (Clyde), Logansport, and Linda and Ed Nelson, Flora; sister-in-law, Jeannette Prather, Greentown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert “Bob” Prather; and sisters, Dorothy Fouts and Ruby Mullen. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home, 401 S. California St., Galveston, with the Rev. Joe Huse officiating. Burial will be in Galveston Cemetery, Galveston. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Galveston. Memorials can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or Hope Hospice of Rochester. Kokomo Tribune. Dec. 21, 2010.

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Prather, Robert E. "Bob" Sr., 80, 613 S. Maple St., Greentown, died at 8:05 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Clarion Health Methodist Campus, Indianapolis. He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Cass County, the son of Clarence Leon "Lee" and Georgia (Titus) Prather. On Dec. 11, 1943, in Tyler, Texas, he married Jeanette Ford, who survives. Bob was a 1943 graduate of Young America High School, where he was an outstanding athlete excelling in softball, basketball and track. In August 1943, he entered the Army and took basic training at Camp Fannin located outside of Tyler, Texas, or 50 miles from Dallas. The weather that winter was the coldest experienced there for 20 years during which time he had two weeks of bivouac. In March 1944, he shipped out to Fort Meade, Md., landing at Sicily and then onto Naples as a replacement in the 88th Infantry Division. He was in combat in Italy the entire time and was up in the Alps Mts. at the end of the war. He returned to the states the last of August 1945 and discharged from the military in October of that year. He farmed for 22 years, 14 in Cass County, near Young America, and eight years in eastern Howard County. He also started working at Delco Electronics in 1957, where he served as Group Leader in circuit-board fabrication departments 4, 6, and 8. He retired April 1, 1992, with 32 years of service. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Tipton Golf Course, UAW #292, and a former member of the Kokomo Moose Lodge and the Kokomo Elks Lodge. During their 61 years of marriage, Bob's love of family was well known. In retirement much of his time was spent with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing especially at the Tipton Golf Course and following Indiana University sports. Surviving, in addition to his wife, a son, Robert E. Prather, Jr. and his wife, Gayle of Monticello; two daughters, Susan Kay Smith and her husband, Jerry of Greentown, Joyce E. Graham and her husband, Kenneth of Windfall; nine grandchildren, Greg Smith of Indianapolis, Annette Emerson and her husband, David of Crawfordsville, Dawn VanBibber and her husband, Doug of Greentown, Dr. Kent McCorkle of Auburn, Ala., Joy Rogers and her husband, Danny of Windfall, Julie Stonebraker and her husband, Greg of Cicero, Dr. Christopher Prather and his wife, Amy of Noblesville, Kristen Graham and Caleb Graham and his wife, Charlina of Kokomo; 12 great-grandchildren, McKenna Stonebraker, Audra Rogers, Austin Rogers, Jamie Stonebraker, Adam Emerson, Aaron Emerson, Camden Prather, Shelby VanBibber, Sydney VanBibber, Cameron Graham, Lillian Graham, and Annalise Graham; one brother Jack Prather of Logansport; four sisters, Dorothy Mae Foust of Logansport, Betty Dick of Walton, Mary Jane Lewis and her husband, Clyde of Ruskin, Fla., and Linda Nelson and her husband, Eddie of Flora; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruby Mullen. A Mass of Christian burial will be held in St. Patrick School Gymnasium due to the renovation of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Access to the gymnasium can be gained off Armstrong Street. The Mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Fr. Theodore C. Dudzinski as the celebrant. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum with military honors provided by American Legion Post 317, Greentown. Friends may call at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Lincoln Road Chapel, from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday where a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Patrick Catholic Church Renovation Program and/or the Cancer Society or American Heart Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Kokomo Tribune. Sunday, May 08, 2005.

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Predmore, Harley D. (Oct., 1991). Survivors: Sisters, Irma Titus of East Stroudsburg and A. Jeane Christman of Stroudsburg, and a brother, Harold R. of Denver, Lancaster County.....

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Preston, Harvey Jay, age 84, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2003 at his residence. He was born in West Virginia to the late Frank and Dora Preston. He grew up in Paintsville, Kentucky and graduated from Paintsville High School where he lettered in football and was active in other sports. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and was on the USS Walsp when it was sank--he was rescued and was later abroad the USS Lexington which was also hit by enemy fire. He is retired from Capital City Products with 37 years of service. He was a member of Columbus First Free Will Baptist Church, He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 495. He was recently bestowed the honor of Kentucky Colonel by the Honorable Paul E. Patton, Governor of Kentucky. Preceded in death by sister Dorth Castle and brother Mitchel Preston. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Mildred, who has been his loving companion and caregiver for the past several years; two daughters, Karen (David) Detrow of Galloway and Donna (Henry) Sylvia of Sierra Vista, Arizona; two granddaughters, Elizabeth (Jeromy) Titus and Vicky (John) Brantly; one great-grandson, Joshua Titus; five sisters, Dixie Charles, Goldie Combs, Amanda Keener, Ellen (Delmos) Sargent, and Emily Sparks; three brothers, Paul (Hilda) Preston, Jarvey (Ursula) Preston, and Ernest (Ruth) Preston; many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the O.R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. Doctor William L. Snider officiating. Interment Fernwood Cemetery with military honors. Special thanks to Mt. Carmel Home Hospice. The Columbus Dispatch. Dec. 31, 2003.

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Price, Eddie Lee. Melbourne Beach Eddie Lee Price, 93 , of Melbourne Beach died peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2009 sur rounded by his beloved family at the William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay, Florida. Known as Buddy, Eddie Lee was born December 12, 1915 in Albany, Geor gia to Wilson and Mollie Timmons Price. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Johnnie Mae nee Barber ,whom he shared 68 beautiful years with; and his five siblings, Estella Jackson, Jessie Price, Amanda Malone, Clara Bell Frazier and Freddie Mae Pittman. Buddys family moved to Melbourne, FL in the early 20s where he was raised; met and wed his sweet heart ,Johnnie Mae, May 18, 1937. Together they raised seven children who gave them 21 grandchil dren, 48 great-grandchil dren and 16 great-great- grandchildren. Buddys journey brought him from Melbourne to the Bronx in 1944 where he proudly enlisted into the United States Army. After serving his tour and being honorably discharged from service, Buddy earned his Barbering license. He moved to Coram, NY in 1955, built a home, served his community through his dedicated service to civic and church organizations. In 1980 he committed his life to the service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As a Deacon he ministered the elderly and those in need at the Port Jefferson nursing home. Buddy was a faithful husband, father, grandfa ther and friend. In 1995 and after working 33 years at the iconic Gimbels, Buddy built a home in Mel bourne Beach where he and Johnnie remained together happily throughout their retirement. Buddy is survived by sons, Donnie and his wife, Jean of Melbourne Beach, Roosevelt and his wife, Florence of Sebastian, FL; daughters, Essie Johnson of Connecticut, Helen Rivers of Middle Island, NY, Julia Titus of Sebastian, FL, Sandra Hunter and her husband, Paul of Sebastian, FL; in-laws, Penny Barber of Mel bourne, Roosevelt Barber and wife, Mina of Mel bourne; 20 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchil dren; niece, Mary Lou and husband, Jonathan of Titusville, FL; nephews, Raymond and Cleotis Price of Melbourne, Willie Malone, Jr. of the Bronx, NY; many other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and acquaintances. Daddy, grandpa, uncle, cousin, friend, you were truly a blessing to all that came in contact with you and knew you, you will be missed, you are loved! The viewing will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Mel bourne. The funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m., at the church. Buggs Funeral Home is in charge of services.

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Prieskorn, Diana M. of Denver died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at St. Anthony Central Hospital. She was 49. She was born June 6, 1957, in Denver to Lester and Phyllis (Messier) Prieskorn. She graduated from Arvada High School. She lived all her life in the Denver area. She was married several times and divorced. Ms. Prieskorn was a homemaker and waitress and was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed her family, playing bingo and animals, especially her cat. Ms. Prieskorn was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by a son of Arizona; two sisters, Phyllis Clapper of Aurora and Vicki Portice and her husband Jack of Canon City; three uncles, Don Prieskorn of Longmont and Roy and Felix Merrier of California; and three aunts, Emily Prieskorn of Frederick, Reta Titus of New York and Julie Mangi of Massachusetts. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow the service at Foothills Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church and sent in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald.

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Prince, Dorothy, 84, formerly of Dayton and Dunkirk, died Sunday (March 6, 2005) at Brooks Memorial Hospital.Born April 26, 1924 in Spokane, Wash., she was the daughter of the late William C. Hurd and Lillian (Creighton) Hurd Siemiller. A resident of Dayton for 40 years, Mrs. Prince was a retired beautician, employed by the state at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center. During World War II, she was employed by Boeing Aircraft in Spokane. Following her retirement, she resided in Dunkirk for the past 12 years. Surviving are her daughter, Virginia Titus of Dunkirk, and son, Edward Prince of Dayton. Three grandsons also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norris E. Prince, who died March 12, 1974, and her brother, John Hurd. Arrangements are by the Newman Funeral Home Inc. The Observer. Mar. 13, 2005.

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Pritchett, J. W.,87, funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Royce Jennings, pastor, and Michael Crawley, minister of Matador Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in East Mound Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Arrangements are by Seigler Funeral Home. Mr. Pritchett died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at a Plainview nursing home. He was born Dec. 15, 1912, in Mount Ida, Ark. He moved to Motley County in 1937 from Glenwood, Ark. He farmed and ranched near the Whiteflat community before his retirement. He was a former member of Whiteflat Baptist Church where he was a deacon and was a member of First Baptist Church in Matador. He was a member of the Matador Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, Order of the Eastern Star and Scottish Rite. On Feb. 18, 1934, he married Jessie Mae Tolleson in Murfreesboro, Ark. She died Sept. 27, 1978. He married Lucille Whitaker on July 31, 1980. She died Oct. 1, 1991. Survivors include a son, James “Tooter” Pritchett of Plainview; a brother, E. P. Pritchett of South Plains; two sisters, Nannie Titus of Plainview and Dorothy Reid of Dallas; and three grandchildren.

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Proffitt, Melvin Price, 81, of Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded by his wife and children. Visitation will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Grain Valley, Mo., with funeral services following at 2 p.m. He will be laid to rest with military honors at Swan Lake Memorial Park, Grain Valley. Melvin was born June 10, 1929, in Rayville, Mo. He married his soul mate, Shirley Mercer on Aug. 8, 1954. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1951 to 1953. Melvin retired in 1985 from General Motors Assembly Division, Kansas City, Kan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. and Anna Lee (Kerns) Proffitt; brother, Charles R. Proffitt and sisters, C. Hazel Lockling and Lena B. Shelton. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; son, Melvin R. Proffitt (Althea); daughter, Melody Titus (Russel); grandsons, Christopher Crossley (Dani), Kevin Crossley (Suzanne), Jason Proffitt (Cindy); granddaughter, Karmen Proffitt; great- granddaughters, Katelyn Marie Proffitt and Addison Grace Proffitt; brother, Robert Proffitt; sister, Millie Hewitt; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Country Meadows Baptist Church Youth Missions, 4901 Lee's Summit Rd., Kansas City, MO 64136; or Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114. Arrangements: Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, (816) 463-4030. Kansas City Star. Nov. 3, 2010.

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Propst, Marjorie O. "Granny," 85, of Marshall and formerly of Paris died at 7:05 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, in Harborside Health Care Center in Terre Haute, Ind., where she had resided for the past 2 1/2 years. She was retired from the Marshall School District, where she had worked in the cafeteria department for many years. She was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Clark County to George C. Hutchings and Rachel A. Hanna Hutchings. Her husband, Lawrence A. Propst, whom she married Jan. 4, 1940, in Redmon, died Sept. 13, 1991. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Bill Anacker and Paula and Ed Hart, all of Marshall; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sherri Propst of Anderson, Calif., Jon Kent and Eddie Propst of Jasonville, Ind., and Phillip "Bud" and Angie Propst of Marshall; one sister, June Biggs of Paris; 10 grandchildren, Matthew Anacker, Michelle and Rick Herring, Mandy English, Abel English, Katie and B. J. Titus, Alicia Hart, Samantha Propst, Eric Propst, Larry Johnson and Melissa Milbourn; five great-grandchildren, Dakotah Herring, Cheyenne Herring, Wyatt Rhoads, Gracie Rhoads and Kamryn Titus; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by one son, Robert Lyle Propst; one daughter, Sherry English; one granddaughter, Robyn Lynne Anacker; six brothers; and three sisters. She was a member of the Marshall Missionary Baptist Church. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday in Pearce Funeral Home, with the Revs. Tom Horton and Jim Rue officiating. Burial is in Clarksville Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. until services Monday. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association; or, to Lincolnland Hospice.

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Prucha, Agnes Vanek, 103, of Birmingham died Monday, April 16, 2001. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Omaha, Neb. She lived in three centuries. Her husband, Walter Prucha, preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Helen Titus of Birmingham and Dorothy Dalrymple of Lancaster, Penn.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Service was at Briarwood Presbyterian Chapel at 1:30 p.m. on April 22, pastor Chris Thompson presiding. Burial was held in Bohemian National Cemetery in Omaha, Neb., Charter Funeral Home directing.

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Prysock, Ida A., 95, a resident of College View Nursing Home in Frederick, (where she resided for six years), and formerly of 271 S. Main Street, Keyser, passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at the nursing home. Born Nov. 11, 1911 in Wheeling, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late David W. and Ida E. (Fischer) Fyfe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ross W. Prysock and a son, David T. Prysock. Mrs. Prysock taught for 30 years in Mineral County Schools, including Fort Ashby and Keyser Elementary. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church for 50 plus years, where she was a teacher and member of Mrs. Bane's Sunday School Class for many years. She was also a member of the W.Va. Retired Teachers Association, American Association of University Women, and organized the first Girl Scout troop in Keyser. Surviving are her two daughters, Doris A. Titus and husband James, and Daryl L. Rawlings and husband Dennis, all of Frederick; a daughter-in-law Jean Prysock of Short Gap; nine grandchildren: Kimberly Monniter, David Prysock, Rhonda Martin, Allison Reilly, Adam Prysock, Ross Prysock, Kevin Rawlings, David Titus and Gregory Titus and ten great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Vickie K. Minnich officiating. Interment will follow in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, W.Va. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 40, Keyser, WV 26726. Cumberland Times-News. Jan. 23, 2003.

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Pudim, Edelinda Mucci, 94, of the Reformed Church Home, Old Bridge, N.J., formerly of Canal Street, Shickshinny, died Wednesday in Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge, N.J. She was born Oct. 8, 1908, in Bagni di Lucca, Italy, daughter of the late John and Ottavia Nesti Lenzini. She had lived in New Jersey for the past 10 years. Mrs. Pudim was employed by the former Retreat State Hospital, Hunlock Creek, as a nurse's aide. She was later employed as a seamstress by the Skytop Lodge in the Poconos and was last employed in the dietary department of Rutgers University. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Mocanaqua; American Legion Auxiliary of Shickshinny; and the VFW and Catholic War Veterans auxiliaries, both of Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Amedeo Mucci; her second husband, Emil Pudim; a daughter, Peg Robbins. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Robert (Arline) Titus, Old Bridge, N.J.; Mrs. Robert (Audrey) Niver, Jamestown, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Armando Lenzini, Bloomsburg. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9 from the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Mary's Church, Mocanaqua, with the Rev. Anthony Generose, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Italian Cemetery, Glen Lyon. Friends may call Sunday, 2 to 6. 11/23/2002.

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Pudlo, Jennie M. (Kilijan) "Grandmom" Age 90 of Mickelton, NJ died Tuesday, March 3, 2005, at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury. Mrs. Pudlo was born in Philadelphia, PA and lived in Wilmington, DE for many years before moving to Mickleton, NJ in 1983. She was a homemaker who enjoyed word search puzzles, cooking and playing bingo. She is survived by her children, Stanley and Doris W. Pudlo of Hockessin, DE and Joanne and Buddy Wardell of Newport, DE; her grandchildren, Kathy and MIke Nicotra with whom she made her home, Pam Titus, Michael Prather, Mark David Pudlo and Paul Matthew Pudlo; her great grandchildren, Mike, Steven and Katie Nicotra, Kevin and Jennifer Titus and Emily and Michael Prather, Jr.; her brother, Jessie of Wilmington, DE; and her caregiver, Catherine. Mrs. Pudlo was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Pudlo, Sr. The funeral service will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the MCBRIDE-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME, 228 W. Broad St., Paulsboro, NJ. Friends may call Monday evening, March 7, 2005, from 7-9 pm and again Tuesday morning from 9 am until the service time. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington, DE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Southern Regional Chapter, 1060 N. Kings Hwy., Suite 309, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. The News Journal. Mar. 5, 2005.

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Pulver, Erma Lenore, 84, passed away Monday, April 21, 2008, at Berthoud Living Center in Berthoud after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Memorial services for Erma will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, at the Montrose Christian Church. Inurnment of her ashes will be held at a private family gathering. Erma was born Aug. 29, 1923, at the homestead of her parents, Oscar McKinley and Alma Meda Marks, in the farming community of LeRoy near Sterling. As the third of three children, she grew up on the farm and graduated from Harding High School in 1941. Erma attended various colleges, and, after graduating from the University of Denver in 1945, she decided to fulfill her dream of living in the mountains. She moved to Silverton and taught English for one year in the Silverton School. She continued her teaching career for many years as a substitute teacher. In 1946, she married Harry Daniel Pulver at the Kelly church on the plains of eastern Colorado. They lived in Silverton where Erma kept busy as mom to their first four children. In 1959 they moved from Silverton to Montrose, had another child, settled on their small ranch, and built their home. Even after the death of her husband Harry in 1989, Erma continued to reside on the ranch and carried on the ranch operations of irrigating and caring for the cattle. In 2004, poor health necessitated a move into the Homestead Assisted Living in Montrose. In 2005, she moved to Clare Bridge Memory Care in Fort Collins, and then to the Berthoud Living Center. Erma was a 4-H leader for 22 years. She supported young people in their endeavors, and she was a mentor in the Partners program. In the 1970s Erma became involved in Colorado CattleWomen. She held the local offices of president and secretary and served on the state board as southwest representative for 10 years. The weather was never too bad nor the day too long for Erma to attend a meeting or represent the CattleWomen, and in 1999 she was named an honorary life member. Her efforts to put beef displays, nutritional and cooking facts, and agricultural information before the general public made her name synonymous with agricultural education in her part of the state. As an officer and/or committee member of the Extension Homemaker Club, Erma was involved with legislative concerns, wrote letters, and met with legislators concerning land use. She helped educate people on water usage and water rights. She also spearheaded the funding and building of the Friendship Pavilion at the Montrose County Fairgrounds. Montrose Christian Church, where she was a member for 48 years, was a vital part of Erma'''s life. She helped start the first home Bible study and later was a significant supporter of Bible Bowl teams. She taught Sunday school and VBS, sang in the choir, played in the bell choir, participated in Bible studies (including Women of Worship), and hosted visiting church groups in her home. Because of her love of reading, Erma had an extensive library that she shared with her Bible study group and the ladies of the church. She was proficient in sewing, tailoring, and needlework of all kinds. Her family has many examples of her beautiful work. Her hobbies also included jigsaw puzzles, cooking, watching hummingbirds, and growing sweet peas. A favorite pastime was hiking and hunting mushrooms in the mountains that she so dearly loved. Erma is survived by sister, Letha Nantz of Alvin, Texas; children, Marilyn Titus and husband John of Berthoud, Bradley Pulver of Durango, Roxie Davidson of Imperial, Neb., Glade Pulver and wife Eva of Montrose, and Ted Pulver of Montrose; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Erma was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harold Marks; and husband, Harry. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests a donation in Erma'''s memory to the Alzheimer'''s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633 or online at www.alz.org. Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose is in charge of arrangements. Park Record. May 9, 2008.

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Leroy Titus. Passed away March 25, 2009 in Spokane, Washington. Leroy was born January 16, 1932 in North Dakota. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army and also worked at the Stockland Exchange for many years. He is survived by his wife; Nancy Titus of Cheney, WA, Son; Jeremy Titus of Cheney, WA, Brothers; Cliff Titus, Gene Gleave, Larry Gleave, Richard Gleave and Dale Gleave. Sisters; Linda Gallo and Bonnie Werner, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009 at CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1632 W. FIRST ST., CHENEY WA.  Spokesman-Review. Mar. 29, 2009.

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Pusch, Inas Margarite, 88, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at her Klamath Falls, Ore., residence. She was born on Feb. 3, 1921, in Springfield, Mo., to Perry and Mabel Titus. Inas worked as a waitress for many years in Missouri until her father's death, after which she and her mother moved to Oregon and Inas began working at the Tulelake Starch Plant, where she met Keith Pusch and they were married from March of 1973 until his death in July 7, 2008. Inas is survived by her sister Evelyn Cockrem, Springfield, Mo.; daughters Penny Beed, Terri Heitstuman and Pearl Davis, all of Grants Pass, Ore., and numerous grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Celebration of life services were held on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Final resting place will be at Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens next to her beloved husband. Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, is in charge of the arrangements. Herald and News. Feb. 24, 2009.

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Putman, Erna Penny was born April 9, 1927 and died July 25, 2007 after complications from a fall at home. Penny lived in Lake County since 1981 with her loving and devoted husband of 40 years, Bob Putman. They owned and operated "Penny's Beach Cottages" in Clear Lake Oaks, later moving to Lucerne and then Lakeport. Penny was a member and past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 764 in Lucerne, for 21 years. She was also a "Pink Lady" for 19 years, at Sutter Lakeside Hospital and recently entered into a lifetime membership of the Auxiliary. Penny can be remembered for her good nature and easy smile. She loved and enjoyed her family, leaving a positive impression on all of them for these traits as well as her strong work ethic. Penny was known as "Grammy" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will say she was the best possible grandmother anyone could ever have. Beloved wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Penny is survived by her loving husband, Robert Putman; sons, Bob, Rick and Randy Titus and step-son Ken Putman. She was the grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of five. A visitation to celebrate the life of Penny Putman will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 N. High St., Lakeport. Park Record. Aug. 2, 2007.

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Quick, Ann, 83, of Gibsonton, died Saturday (Aug. 7, 1993) at home. She was born in Belvidere, N.J., and came here in 1985. She was a homemaker. She was an Army veteran of World War II. She was a Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Herman; three sons, Carl Dalrymple, Pennsylvania, George VanDyne, Phoenix, and Robert Dalrymple, Easton, Pa.; seven daughters, Alice Dalrymple, Patty Titus and Wilma Waters, all of Belvidere, Ann Christine, Mount Bethel, Pa., Linda Clawson, Phillipsburg, N.J., Dorothy Hoover, Easton, and Marsha Alapai, Bethlehem, Pa.; a sister, Laura Butler, Easton; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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Quinn, Claire "Cookie," 64, of Florida and formerly of Enfield, and beloved wife of James J. Quinn, passed away, February 6, 2004, at her home. She was born in Bronx, New York, on April 21, 1939. Cookie was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her children, James F. Quinn of Florida, Jimaine Szczechowicz and her husband, Roy, of East Hartford and Robin Hart and her husband, Dan, of Enfield; a granddaughter, Jimaine Titus of Enfield. She was predeceased by her son, Robert Emmett Quinn, who died in 2001. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 14, 2004, at St. Patrick's Church, Enfield. Burial will be held private at a later date at St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery, Enfield. Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 300 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33770. Local arrangements by Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels. The Journal Inquirer. Feb. 21, 2004.

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Quinn, Loretta Ann. Lifelong Happy Camp resident, Loretta Ann Quinn, 51, passed away from a terminal illness at her home on Dec. 22, 2003. Loretta was born in Yreka on April 30, 1952 to Herbert William Cook Sr. and Melinda May (Aubrey) Cook. She devoted 23 years as a teacher's aide for Happy Camp Elementary School. Loretta was an extraordinary lady and she gave it her all until the very end. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Danny Ray Quinn; children, Clinton Ray Guy, Sr., Rhiannon Dawn and Danielle Renee Quinn; four grandchildren, Andrew Robert and Alexander Ryan Hays, and Michael Clinton and Megan LeAnn Guy; siblings, Arlene Titus, Margaret Goodwin, Morris Cook, Bill Cook, and Linda Reynolds. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 3 at the Assembly of God Church, 727 Indian Meadows Dr. in Happy Camp. A reception will be held shortly after the memorial services at the Happy Camp Grange No. 395 at 64501 Second Ave. Girdner Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Siskiyou Daily News. Jan. 6, 2004.

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Raddatz, Joyce Marie, 81 years, of Petersburg, Mich. died Mon., Nov. 1, 2010 in her home. A homemaker, Joyce had also worked at Milan Plastics and as a seamstress at a Lambertville fabric shop. Born Aug. 30, 1929 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of Richard and Olive (Titus) King. She married Wayne Raddatz June 5, 1948. Joyce enjoyed making Halloween costumes for her grandkids, bridal dresses and many clothes for her children. She had a talent for crocheting, she made many afghans for her family, and her cooking and baking skills, and making special Christmas cookies for her children. She is survived by her loving husband Wayne; children Marlene (Fern) L. Heureux of Canada, Richard (Caroline) Raddatz of Utah, Paul (Denise) Raddatz of Samaria, Mich., Hank (Denise) Raddatz of Ohio, Tim (Linda) Raddatz of Colorado, Matt Raddatz, Ron Raddatz of Colorado and Marie (Jeff) Hayter of Ohio; siblings Mildred (Jim) Clell, Ed (Yvonne) King of Windsor and Sonja King of Nova Scotia, 22 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, children Mark, Karl, Ruth Ann and David Raddatz, and siblings Donna, Donald and Ken King. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-8 p.m. Thursday in the Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, Mich., where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, officiated by Pastor Al Nelson. Burial will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Memorial Hospice of Monroe or Zion Lutheran Church, Petersburg. The family gives a special “thank you” to Kathy Stringham. Monroe Evening News. Nov. 3, 2010.

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Raffle, Vivian J. of Renton died Nov. 25, 2004, in Renton. She was 92. Born Sept. 9, 1912, in Racine, Wis., she lived in the Renton and Skyway areas for 58 years. A homemaker and caregiver, Mrs. Raffle enjoyed playing bingo and going for bus rides. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Raffle. She is survived by her son, Charles Grey of Las Vegas; daughters Jean Hartman of Las Vegas, Barbara Titus of Winlock, and Alice Brodersen of Pacific; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tahoma National Cemetery in Maple Valley. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Price-Helton Funeral Home in Auburn. South County Journal. Dec. 1, 2004.

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Rahn, Brenda J., 51, of Cypress, formerly of the Peoria area, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, May 9, 1993, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky. Born Jan. 17, 1942, in Adair County, Ky., to Marvin and Neva Turner Hale, she married Alan Rahn on Jan. 22, 1959, in Tuscola. He survives. Also surviving are her parents of Newman; one son, Greg of Cypress; one daughter, Sonja Christian of Brookport; one grandson; one brother, Roger Hale of Oakland, Ill.; and one sister, Margie Titus of Sullivan    Published on May 11, 1993, Journal Star (Peoria, IL).

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Rahning, Frances Titus of St. Charles, MO, was called home to the peaceful arms of Jesus on Mon., March 15, 2010. She was 96 years young. Survived by her loving sister Marge Goebel; devoted and cherished mother of Betty Losh (Frank), Lea Marot, Fred Rahning, Julie LyBarger (Rick); blessed with 13 grandchild, 27 great-grandchildren. Services: Laid to rest in Denver, CO at Olinger Mausoleum March 20. Memorial Services will be held in Willow Springs, April 10 at the Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. She was greatly loved and will be missed. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Mar. 23, 2010.

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Rambo, Harry Carnell, 73, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008. Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel. Interment: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Harry was born April 6, 1934, in Blytheville, Ark. He served in the United States Marine Corps in the Korean War from 1951 through 1954. He worked for Hudiburg Chevrolet from 1968-2001 and continued with Mr. Hudiburg from 2001-2006, when he retired. Survivors: His lovely bride of 53 years, Peggy Sue Rambo; daughter, Donna Titus and son-in-law, Daniel Titus; son, Bryan Rambo; daughter, Tracy Rambo; grandchildren, Samantha Knight, Daniel Titus, Michael Rambo, Megan Rambo, Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Titus and Kevin Titus; brothers, M. D. Rambo of California, J. W. Rambo of Missouri and R. H. Rambo of Illinois; and numerous nieces and nephews. Published in the Star-Telegram on 2/26/2008.

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Ramella, Madeline Mirando. Services for Madeline Mirando Ramella, 94, will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Barr-Price Funeral Home Lexington Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ascension Hospice P.O. Box 3077 West Columbia, SC 29171 or to American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane Columbia, SC 29210 or Mass Stipends C/O Corpus Christi Catholic Church 2350 Augusta Hwy. Lexington, SC 29072. Mrs. Ramella died Sunday May 13, 2007. Born in the Bronx, New York City, she was a daughter of the late Domonic and Theresa Ferelli Mirando and had been a resident of Bradford PA for 53 years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and was a retired bookkeeper. Surviving are a daughter, Theresa Titus of Lexington; a son, Dan A. Ramella of California; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. The State. May 15, 2007.

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Randall, Hazel C. 83, of Montrose, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at the Solon Care Center in Solon. She was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Fort Madison, the daughter of Allison Day and Bertha Christine Steneker Billman. She married Charles Aubrey Randall on June 26, 1941, in Fort Madison. He preceded her in death. For many years she was a case worker with the Lee County Department of Social Services, retiring in 1982. In her younger years, she was employed at Sheaffer Pen Company. She received her beautician's license in 1949. She and her husband owned and operated the Swirly Top Ice Cream Stand in Keokuk for many years. In Keokuk, she was a member of King's Daughters and Ladies of the Elks. Prior to moving to Solon, she had resided at The Kensington in Fort Madison. She loved living near the Mississippi River. She enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include: a son, Bruce Randall and his wife, Christina, of Iowa City; two granddaughters, Tracy Randall Titus and her husband, Tony, and their children Hannah and Samantha of Iowa City; and Karen Pava Randall and her husband Joe Pava of Northampton, Mass.; a grandson, Brian Aaron Randall, and his wife, Radana, and their son Christopher Anthony, all currently residing in Tblisi, Republic of Georgia. She was preceded in death by her a brother Harold Billman, and four sisters, Sareta Stevens, Alice Barnes, Mae Linch and Mabel Hohl. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakland Cemetery in Fort Madison, with Rev. Charity Rowley officiating. Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240.

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Rankin, Jeannett , daughter of Aaron B. and Marjory (Lockhart) Rankin, was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, November 29, 1841. Her early life was spent in Tennessee. She united with the Presbyterian Church in childhood in which faith she lived a devoted Christian life. She was married to Frances J. M. Titus May 31, 1866. To this union were born three sons, A. B. Titus, of Bloomfield; W. O. Titus, of Bloomfield, deceased; and Aaron R. Titus, of Koleen, Greene Co., IN. For thirty-two years she had made her home with her brother, N. H. Rankin, at Koleen, where she was known and loved by all who came in contact with her. The Good Master called her home May 6, 1927 at 1:30 p.m. and she passed beyond in a sweet sleep insured by her faith in the Master of a happy reunion beyond the grave. Death held no terrors for her and in her last hours she smiled with confidence in the happy future. A long life lived faithfully and acquainted her soul with the great beyond and she responded cheerfully to the last Mary For call. She leaves behind two brothers, N. H. Rankin, of Koleen with whom she made her home; J. H. Rankin, Santa Ana, California; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret E. Caldwell, of Marshalltown, Iowa, and two sons, A. B. Titus, of Bloomfield, and A. R. Titus, of Koleen; also twenty grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren and a community of friends. In the loss of our mother we have lost a true, loving Christian mother, whose life was a living evidence of Faith, Hope and Charity—faith in the Master; hope for the future and charity fall all. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Koleen, conducted by Rev. McConnelly, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Scotland. Interment in Koleen Cemetery.

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Rauch, Frances E. Artman, 89, of Appleton, Wis., a former local resident, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Brewster Village Nursing Home. She had congestive heart failure for eight weeks and had been a 12-year breast cancer survivor. Born April 7, 1918, in West Point, she lived in Lafayette before moving to Tampa, Fla., in 1984. She had resided in Appleton since 1999. She married Pete Barton in 1937. In 1954, she married Charles D. Rauch Sr. in Lafayette. He died May 30, 1979. He was an accountant for Alcoa in Lafayette. She worked at the Checkerboard Tavern for more than 25 years and then worked at Shreve Hall at Purdue University until retiring in 1983. She enjoyed gardening, flower arranging, shopping and playing euchre, women's Bible study groups and was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels. Surviving are a daughter, Delores "Dottie" Bloom (husband: Michael F.) of Appleton; a son, Lewis Wesley Barton (wife: Gisela "Gigi") of Lagrange, Calif.; stepchildren, Charles D. Rauch Jr. (wife: Louise) of Frostproof, Fla., Carol Davis of Mesa, Ariz., Donald Rauch of Lafayette. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Father Ambrose Ziegler officiating. Interment Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. She had lived with "Dottie" and her family since 1993. Surviving are grandchildren, Matthew F. Bloom of Appleton, and Doug Kern, Nik Barton, Mishele and Nicole Barton, all of Modesto, Calif., David Rauch, Winter Haven, Fla., Donna Rauch, Frostproof, Fla., Denise Verhey, Lafayette; stepgrandchildren, Scott Davis, Diane Davis, Daniel Rauch, Carrie Rauch and Kale Rauch, all of Lafayette; 3 great-grandchildren, Cole, Jill and Charlie, all in Modesto, Calif.; nieces, Virginia Carpenter of Port Byron, Ill., Sheila Lewellyn of Texas, Rebecca Titus and Norma Jean Amstutz, both of Lafayette, Mary Alice Purdy of Buffalo, Ind., Patricia Boys of Bookston; a nephew William Shields of Lafayette. Preceded in death by two children, Shirley and Thomas Barton; siblings, Mary Shields, Velma Booher and Walter Artman. The Journal & Courier. May 21, 2007.

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Ray, Lena Marie, 78, of Kenton died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County. She was a Logan County home nurse aide, a member of the Kenton VFW Auxiliary and attended the Church of God in Plain City. She was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Kenton to the late Harvey and Margaret Lawrence Davidson and was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Eileen Titus; a brother, Harvey Gale Davidson; and her second husband, Bill Ray. She was divorced from her first husband, James M. Ray. She is survived by two daughters, Helen Eileen (Clifford) Chamberlain of Kenton and Crystal Darlene Ray of Marysville; a son, Larry Eugene (Patti) Ray of Marysville; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Clarence (Mary) Davidson of Forest and Robert (Dorothy) Davidson of North Lewisburg. Funeral services were held today at the Schindewolf Stevens Stout Funeral Home in Kenton and burial was at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Reagle, Dorothy Ann Baer, 88, formerly of 415 Kennerdell St., Rocky Grove, died at 12:35 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2008, in UPMC Northwest, Seneca. She had resided at The Caring Place in Franklin for the last six years. Born Nov. 12, 1919, in Greenville, she was the daughter of Paul and Hazel Frits Baer. Mrs. Reagle was married June 28, 1941, to James Marshall Reagle, who died Dec. 22, 1989. They resided on a farm in Raymilton during the first years of their marriage and later moved to Rocky Grove where they worked together at The News-Herald Publishing Co. She and her husband founded Reagle Printing Co. in 1961 and they worked together until retiring in 1986. Dot and Jim enjoyed traveling together and spending winters in Florida. Mrs. Reagle was a member of St. Patrick Church, Franklin, and was a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Thomas No. 1482 of Franklin, where she was regent from 1975 until 1979. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department and was honored as "Woman of the Year" in 1995. Mrs. Reagle was an avid fan who enjoyed attending and watching Pittsburgh Pirates games. Following the death of her husband she volunteered for the Visiting Nurses Association and the Sugarcreek Crime Watch. Surviving are four children, Elizabeth A. Hall, Patricia Ghering and husband, Paul, James E. Reagle and wife, Karen, and John P. Reagle and wife, Carla, all of Franklin; 11 grandchildren, Alice Phillips, Teresa and Suzette Hall, Sheri Nolf, Julie Tarr, Elliott, John, Carl and Meagan Reagle, Tiffany Cooper and Ashley Hall; five great-grandchildren, Michelle McCool, Douglas R. Titus Jr., Nicole and Rachel Nolf and Kamdyn Reagle; and two great-great-grandchildren, Rychelle and Jayona Harris. She also is survived by a sister, Margaret McAdoo of Greenville; a sister-in-law, Mary Irene Shook of Franklin; two brothers-in-law, Francis and Richard Reagle, both of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Baer; and a son-in-law, Michael Hall. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Huff Chapel, 312 W. Park St., Franklin. A vigil service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick Church with Msgr. John J. Herbein, pastor, presiding. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Franklin. The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Patrick Church, 949 Liberty St., Franklin, 16323; The Caring Place, 103 N. 13th St., Franklin, 16323; or to Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 29 Wood St., Franklin, 16323. The Derrick. Mar. 12, 2008.

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Record, Norma Lorene - 87, of Parma, passed away on October 13, 2010 at Battle Creek Health Systems. She was the daughter of Horace and Gertrude (Titus) Moffitt, born June 2, 1923 in Parma. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard H. Record; brother, Gale (Rosalie) Moffitt; sister, Evelyn (Howard) Thelen. She is survived by two children, Stuart Record and his children, Brooke (Gale) Walters, Krista Hunsicker, Adam Record and Lisa (Kevin) Baur; Susan Fairchild and her son, Patrick (Jeni) Fairchild and their children; sister, Marion (Robert) McArthur; brothers, Paul (Beverly) Moffitt, Duane (Celia) Moffitt, David (Nedra) Moffitt, and Neil Moffitt; and numerous nieces and nephews. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held Saturday, November 6 at Sandstone Congregational Church, 250 South Sandstone Road, Jackson, MI at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Brad Smith officiating. Inurnment Chapel Cemetery at a later date. Jackson Citizen Patriot. Oct. 31, 2010.

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Reece, Thelma E., 86, of Stockton, entered into rest Sept. 18, 2004, at a local residential facility after an illness. She was born on January 24, 1918 in Dorchester, Grayson County, Grayson, Texas, to Arthur W. and Ella V. McLain. Mrs. Reece was a retired interior decorator and was the owner operator of Reece's Interiors in Stockton for over 20 years. She was a kind and compassionate woman who cherished spending time with her family and friends. She was a devout Christian and a faithful member of Stockton Baptist Church. Mrs. Reece is survived by two children, her son, Ronald A. Reece and wife Connie of Cypress, Texas; and her daughter, Janet K. Titus and husband Michael of Stockton; a sister, Joyce Duckett of Denison, TX; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert Arnold Reece, and sons, Kenneth A. Reece and Ellis W. Brown; also preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. Friends are invited to join the family at a Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Frisbie-Warren & Carroll Mortuary, 809 N. California Street, Stockton, CA. Visitations will be on Tuesday, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Committal and interment will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 at Harney Lane in Lodi, CA. To honor her memory, contributions may be made to Stockton Baptist Church Building Fund, 5480 N. Highway 99, Stockton, CA 95212. The Record. Sep. 22, 2004.

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Reed, Ray 'Beaver' L., 62 of Richland passed away Sunday April 9, 2006 at home. He was born on March 22, 1944 in Battle Creek to Loyd and Mildred (Wise) Reed. Ray graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1962. He was employed by Battle Creek Health System as a Boiler Technician and had also work at Eaton Corporation. Starting at the age of 10 he had signed contracts for 27 years to play slow pitch and organized baseball at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. Ray played 3 times in the Industrial World Softball Tournament. He was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and enjoyed traveling to various race tracks. Ray performed lead vocals with Square Business and Charlie's #1 Band. He built and showed his dune buggy, winning 5 trophies at 4 shows including Best of Show. Ray enjoyed motorcycles, deer hunting, landscaping, and his many rescue dogs. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Hibiske Reed, two daughters, Robin Reed and Renee Reed, both of Battle Creek, two grandsons, Brian Vinyard and Chase Reed, a brother, Ronald (Shirley) Reed, of Marshall, sisters, Maryln (George) Burrows, of Battle Creek, Jeannette (Fred) Hutchins, of Battle Creek, Nancy (Ed) Titus, of Bellevue, and Pat (Randy) Daniel, of Galesburg, several nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Beverly Kennedy. Family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday and 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Funeral service 11:00am Thursday at the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home with Rev. James V. Roberts officiating. Interment to follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to Humane Society Calhoun Area, or American Cancer Society. The Battle Creek Enquirer. Apr. 11, 2006.

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Reid, Shirley Mitcham, 64, of Pearl Street, Granite Falls went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at her residence after a brief illness. She was born July 26, 1943 in Caldwell County, North Carolina to the late Roy Mitcham and Ollievee Bolick Mitcham. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Wayne Mitcham; two sisters, Rachael Miller and Verda McCrary. Mrs. Reid was of the Baptist Faith and was baptized at the age of 13 at Center Grove Baptist Church. She loved to read, garden and most of all she loved to cook for her family. She was known best for her delicious biscuits and cakes. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Paul Jerry Reid Sr. of the home - they would have celebrated their 50th Anniversary on Nov. 15, 2008; two sons, Jerry Reid and wife Angie of Granite Falls and Eddie Reid and wife Shelby of Hudson; two daughters, Kim Bailey and husband Jeff of Hickory and Lorrie Houston and husband Roger of Taylorsville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Jerry Mitcham of Hickory and two sisters, Violet Titus and Gaynell Bollinger both of Granite Falls. The funeral service for Mrs. Reid will be 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Center Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Doug Howell and the Rev. Tom McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be her five grandsons Phillip Bailey, Chris and Justin Reid, Adam and Nicholas Houston and grandson-in-law, Jamie Wheeler. Memorials may be made to Center Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 3176 Deal Mill Rd., Hudson, NC 28638. The Herald-Sun. May 9, 2008.

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Reider, Jennie A., 83, of River Street, Shickshinny, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. Born June 15, 1919, in Shickshinny, she was a daughter of the late William and Emma Hofman Titus. A graduate of the former Shickshinny High School, Mrs. Reider worked for several years at the former Luzerne Outerwear plant, Shickshinny. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church of Shickshinny. Mrs. Reider was also a member of the Shickshinny Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, and was secretary/treasurer of the Shickshinny High School Alumni Association. Her husband, Kenneth R. Reider, died Nov. 10, 1978. Eight siblings also died previously, as did two sons: Kenneth Ray Reider Jr., in 1940; and Elwood Charles Reider, in 1959. Mrs. Reider is survived by a daughter, Lois M. Brennan, Burke, Va.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bible Baptist Church of Shickshinny, with her pastor, the Rev. Daniel C. Potter, officiating. Burial will be in Sorber Cemetery, Reyburn, under the direction of the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny.

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Reider Rose Ann. June 24, 1997 Rose Ann Reider, 86, of Search Street, Shickshinny, died Tuesday in the Berwick Retirement Village II. Born in Shickshinny, she was daughter of the late William and Emma Hoffman Titus. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, Shickshinny. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur O. Reider; a son, Ronald W. Reider; a daughter, Rose Marie Harmon; brothers William, John, Frank and Robert Titus; and sisters Carrie Culp, Mary Eyerly and... Times Leader - June 26, 1997.  Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA) (June 26, 1997)

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Reinert, John I. of Pottstown, died July 13, 2008, at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was 60. Born in Pottstown, he was a son of the late Charles M. Reinert and Annie Y. (Schlegel) Reinert of Royersford. He was the husband of Sigrid U. (Wille) Reinert for 37 years. He began his career as a laborer, and worked up to purchasing agent at the former Robinson Clay of Pottstown. Later he worked for UniCast of Boyertown as project manager and was currently employed as district facilities manager for Pottsgrove School District for the last 10 years. Mr. Reinert was a decorated Vietnam War veteran with the U.S. Army, serving to tours in Vietnam, and spending 20 months on active duty. He was a member of West End Fire Co., St. Gabriel's Lodge, and George Amole American Legion Post. He was a former Little League baseball coach for Norchester Optimist and was a Cub Scout master for Troop 140. He was the program director of SADD at Pottsgrove High School, and assisted some of the troubled youth with community service. In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Reinert is survived by one son, Kevin J. Reinert of Birdsboro; three sisters: Carolyn Brumbach of Gilbertsville; Marlene Titus of Mechanicsville, and Jacquelyn Bressler of Boyertown; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by three brothers: Kenneth G. Reinert, Eugene L. Reinert and Robert C. Reinert. A funeral service was held July 18 at Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home, Pottstown, with Pastor Pam Rader officiating. Interment is in Mount Zion Cemetery, North Coventry. Contributions may be made to Cedarville United Methodist Church 'Memorial Fund' at 1092 Laurelwood Road, Pottstown, PA 19465. News-Herald. Jul. 24, 2008.

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Rench, Betty Lou, age 71, of Leonidas, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at her home following a one-year illness. Betty was welcomed into the Ernsberger family on Nov. 17, 1939, by her parents, Alva “Jack” and Irene (Cutshall) Ernsberger. She attended school in Battle Creek before the family moved to a farm near Fulton, then attended Vicksburg schools.  Betty worked in the nursing profession most of her life, and retired from the Vicksburg Hospital after working there for 20 years. Betty was married to David Rench in 1977. Betty enjoyed attending several area dances and shows with David where he played the fiddle. They spent many winters in southern Texas and have met many good native Texans and winter residents. She enjoyed playing bingo, crossword puzzles, and needle-point. Betty is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Janet Edmondson of Leonidas; step-daughters, Deborah Keefe and Elizabeth Crabtree both of Battle Creek and Theresa Hawkins of Colon; step-son, Davey Rench of Leonidas; sisters, Shirley Titus and Martha Goodwin both of Battle Creek and Mary Foreman of South Carolina; five grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Pamela (Barrus) Everett; a son, Ronald Lane; two grandsons, Monte Wolfe and Jackie Edmondson, Jr.; great-grandson, Eric Wolfe; two brothers, Raymond and Donald; half-sisters, Irene, Marie, and Vivian; and half-brother, James. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 4, 2011, at the funeral home with Rev. David Stevens, Pastor of the Leonidas Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Leonidas Cemetery. Memorials will be directed to the family. Sturgis Journal. Jan. 3, 2011.

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Renehan, Francis J. "Chick" passed away quietly on Saturday morning, December 13, 2003 at Winchester House in Libertyville, IL. Chick was born on April 13, 1921 to the late Floyd and Flora (nee Wilson) Renehan in Round Lake, Illinois. He was a resident of Ingleside, IL since 1953. Chick was a graduate of Grant High School, a retired machinist after 33 years of employment at International Harvester, a member of the UAW Local 305, as well as a regular fixture for more than 15 years at his family's farm stands in Mundelein, Libertyville and Grayslake. He is survived by his daughter, Debra (nee Renehan) (Anthony) Titus of Mundelein; his son, Fred McDowell of Ingleside; and his granddaughter, Heather Titus. Chick is preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Helen Renehan; his brothers, George, Glen, Richard and Albert; and his parents. Friends of the family may join them for the visitation on Friday, December 19, 2003 from 4 to 8 PM at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL, 60030. A Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation at 8:00 pm at the Funeral Chapel. Interment will be held privately. For further information, please call 847-223-8122. The Herald News. Jan. 5, 2004.

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Renner, Florence Bibart. A funeral service for Florence B. Renner, 80, of Jacksontown, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, with Pastor Robert Byers presiding. A private burial will be at a later date in Jacksontown Cemetery. Mrs. Renner passed away Aug. 6, 2007, at Arlington Care Center. She was born March 22, 1927, in Newark, to her late parents, George and Mary (Avram) Bibartseau. Florence was employed at Clark's and Rittenhouse restaurants. Early in her life, she also worked for Owens Corning. She was a member of Jacksontown United Methodist Church and a founding member of Licking Township Volunteer Fire Department. She was a Red Rooter, enjoyed cooking, candy making, gardening and sending greeting cards to her many friends and family. Mrs. Renner is survived by her son, Donald Renner (Jane Johnsen), of Amanda; daughter, Beth Ann (Larry) Titus, of Columbus; honorary sons, George Cook and John Johnson, of Jacksontown; nephew, James Bibart; sister, Helen (Hollie) Fowler, of Somerset; brothers, George (Beth) Bibart, of North Carolina, and John (Juanita) Bibart, of Apple Valley; grandchildren, Karey Anne Steele and Robert Victor (Antje) Zwink; great-grandson, Kaden Jacob Steele; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph V. Renner; daughter, Gloria Jean; sister, Anne Andrews; and brothers, Albert, James and Charles Bibart. A special "thanks" to Jim, John, and George, as well as other family and friends, for their help, care, love and support. The family will receive friends and relatives from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home. Friends may, if they wish, make contributions to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.

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Renner, John E., 80, of Grandview died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Unity Hospital. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Funeral Home. Dr. Ken Frans will officiate. Burial will be at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Renner was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Kinner, N.D., the son of Henry and Edna Jane Titus Renner. He married Roberta Shanner Sept. 17, 1946, in Rock Island, Ill. She preceded him in death Dec. 18, 1993. He worked at the TB Clinic in the laundry department in Coralville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving in the European Theater in Scotland and England during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. Survivors include a son, Garry Paul of Muscatine; a daughter, Sherry Snow of Iowa City; two grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; a brother, Harold Renner of Larmars, Calif.; and a sister, Dolly Hites of Albuquerque, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a great- grandchild and three sisters

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Renshaw, Peggy. Funeral Mass for Peggy Renshaw, 47, of Council Bluffs will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church with the Rev. Tom Crowley officiating. Mrs. Renshaw died Feb. 25 at her home. She was born in Omaha. She was a member of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church. Mrs. Renshaw and her husband, David A., were married 32 years. Survivors in addition to her husband include a daughter, Tracy Renshaw, of Council Bluffs; two sons, John and wife, Carrie, and Tyler, all of Council Bluffs; her parents, Ray and Rose Titus, of Council Bluffs; two granddaughters, nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 8 p.m. at McCurdy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Omaha. Memorials may be offered to Queen of Apostles Church.

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Resley, Walter L. "Dutch," age 89, died on March 16, 2001 at Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Mr. Resley was born in Pinon, New Mexico on June 14, 1911, the son of George and Kate (Whittlesey) Resley. He was a Farmer and a resident of the Caballo area since 1980. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife. Gerry of the family home in Caballo, New Mexico; his daughters, Cordelia "Deda" Romero of Garfield, New Mexico; Iris Oliver of Anthony, New Mexico; Patricia Titus of El Paso, Texas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; by his two sisters, Kathleen McMillan of La Joya, California and Clare Baber of Roswell, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents, George & Kate Resley; by a daughter, Jeanie Resley; by his brothers -- Ernest, George Jr., Arthur, James and Joseph; and by a sister, Linnie Fleming. Cremation will take place and a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at the Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Wood officiating. Arrangements are by French Mortuary of TorC, Inc. (505) 894-2574. Source: Las Cruces Sun~News. March 20, 2001.

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Rhodes, Hannah Titus, 75, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Winchester Medical Center. Mrs. Rhodes was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Loudoun County, daughter of the late Henry L. and Carrie Virginia Hough Titus. She was a member of Church of Christ at Mountain View, the church Senior Saints and the Senior Center in Berryville. She retired as a clerk from Verizon. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Rhodes. Surviving are a son, Samuel R. Rhodes of Strasburg; a daughter, Joyce R. Poland of Clearbrook; two sisters, Polly Butler of Winchester and Mae Hoffman of Kalamazoo, Mich.; two brothers, Alvin Titus of Lincoln and Pere Titus of Purcellville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild. Evangelist Doug Hardman conducted the funeral Tuesday, June 15, at Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Winchester. Interment followed in Lakeview Cemetery in Hamilton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen 23058 or the Church of Christ at Mountain View, 153 Narrow Lane, Winchester 22602. The Warren Sentinel. Jun. 18, 2004.

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Rhyne, Alena Clemmer, 100 Of Rhyntand Drive, died Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Born on March 1, 1901 in Gaston County, she was a daughter of the late Laban and Mary Pasour Clemmer. Mrs. Rhyne was a home-maker. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and had been an active member of the Sherril's Ford Homemakers Club. Mrs Rhyne was preceded n death by her husband Rufus Esit Rhyne, as well as a number of brothers and one sister. She is survived by her son Rufus H. Rhyne and wife Elizabeth, of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter Colene R. Titus and husband, Gene, of Sherrills Ford, NC; grandchildren Eugene Titus, Jr., Bruce Titus, Nathan Titus, Michael Ttus, and Mary Keck Rhyne; great grandchildren, Meagan Titus, Catherine Titus, and Noah Titus. There will be a graveside senrice for Mrs. Rhyne at 11 AM on Thursday, August 16 at Glenwood Memorial park with the Reverend Johnny C. Cozart officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 454 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville, NC 28115- Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville is serving the family of Mrs- Rhyne.

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Rice, Delmar O. "Snake," 66, of 228 S. Eighth St., died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 4, 1938, at Gnadenhutten, he was the son of the late Avery D. Rice and Gladys "Bobbie" (Tufford) Rice-Parks of Coshocton. A 29 year employee of Ross Brothers in Adams Mills, he was a truck driver until becoming disabled in 1991. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, baseball, country and western music and operating his CB radio. On Feb. 14, 1982, he married Joyce Ann McGuire who survives. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four sons, David, Donnie, Dustin and Del Ray Rice, all of Coshocton; four daughters, Bonnie (Dick) Zimmer, Gladys (Jim) Nelson and Teresa Angelo, all of Coshocton and Sheila Haley of Warsaw; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Darlene) Rice of Coshocton; two sisters, Violet (Harold) Titus of West Lafayette and Linda (Robert) McVay of Coshocton; several nieces and nephews; stepfather, Orville G. Parks; and special dog companion, B.B. Rice In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a son, Delmar Lee Rice; a brother, Donald Rice; and a sister, Sue Ireland. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2004, at Free Funeral Home, with Pastor Paul Schwab officiating. Interment will follow at Coshocton County Memory Gardens. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and until time of services Friday at Free Funeral Home. The Coshocton Tribune. May 21, 2004.

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Rice, Gladys B., 93, formerly of Walnut Manor, Allentown, currently residing in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill Annex, Bethlehem, died July 5, 2007 in the Hospice of the Visiting Nurses Association of St. Lukes, Lower Saucon Township. She was the wife of the late Wilson Rice. She was a finisher and dress maker at various garment factories in the Allentown area until retiring. Born in Emmaus, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Titus) Bartholomew. She was a member of Jerusalem Eastern Salisbury Lutheran Church, Allentown. She was a member of the Golden Age Club at Walnut Manor and was a volunteer for many years for the Salvation Army. Survivors: Son, Donald G. Rice Sr. and his wife Mary of Allentown; daughter, Geraldine LeVan of Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township; 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Wilson Rice and daughters, Shirley Rice and Nancy Raudenbush. Services: Memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Hospice of the Visiting Nurses Association, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Published in the Morning Call on 7/6/2007.

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Richard, Edward F., 86, of Buttonwoods Avenue, an automotive equipment specialist at CBC Davisville for 21 years before retiring, died Saturday, December 27, 2008 at home. He was the beloved husband of Regina B. (Avery) Richard for 62 years and a son of the late Vincent and Mary (Glynn) Richard. He leaves a son, Edward F. Richard, Jr. and his wife Doris; grand-daughter Regina B. Tibbitts and great-grandchildren David and Cassandra; granddaughter Tina Miera and great-grandchildren Gabriele, Sierra and the late Olivia; granddaughter Tonya Weve and great-grandchildren Kerry and Travis. Brother of Catherine Arruda, Harriet Corpening, Charles Richard and the late Bernard, Albert, John, Joseph, Mary (Alberigo) Wilson and Genevieve (Downey) Titus. Mr. Richard was a WWII Army veteran and received many awards as Scoutmaster of St. Rita Church. He received the highest Catholic award, the St. George's Medal, from the Diocese of Providence. His funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 AM from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Clement Church, Long Street at 10 AM. Burial with military honors will be in the RI Veterans Cemetery, Exeter. Visiting hours Tuesday 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Home and Hospice Care of RI, 169 George St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 or to Narragansett Council BSA, Campership Fund, PO Box 14777, East Providence, RI 02914 will be appreciated. Providence Journal. Dec. 29, 2008.

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Richards, Julia (Chamberlain), 76, of RR 3, Meshoppen, Auburn Center, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. Born July 30, 1925, in Budd Lake, N.J., she was a daughter of the late George and Edna (Titus) Chamberlain. She was a 1943 graduate of the Roxbury Township High School, Roxbury, N.J. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Tinc. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Ralph P.; daughter, Doris Szarek,...  Times Leader - October 30, 2001.

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Richards, Ruth Titus, 90, of Rt. 2 Jane Lew, died July 31, 2004 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home at 10:05 a.m. She was born in Harrison County February 6, 1914, a daughter of the late Hiram and Lora Richards. She was married at Weston February 6, 1960 to William Aubrey Titus, who died December 9, 1992. Surviving are one son Robert H. Richards and his wife Virginia of Rt. 2 Jane Lew; one daughter, Susie Ratliff and her husband David of Rt. 2 Jane Lew; two brothers, Frank Richards and Earl Richards of Salem; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Mrs. Titus was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Friends will be received at the Morris Funeral Home, Jane Lew, Tuesday evening from 5-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. with Rev. Haymond Plaugher assisted by Rev. Roger Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Richardson, Gladys, 74, of Douglassville, Texas, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at her home. Ms. Richardson was born June 4, 1930, in Douglassville. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Lajoyce Richardson, Deborah Hatley and Emma J. Talton; three sons, Johnny R. Titus, George Titus and David Titus; and one brother, Wayvern Richardson. Services will be 11 am. Friday at St. John Baptist Church, Douglassville, with the Rev. Rodney Byrd officiating. Burial will be in Gum Spring Cemetery, Gum Spring, Texas, under direction of Coleman-Atlanta Funeral Home. The Texarkana Gazette. Jan. 7, 2005.

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Richardson, Lulu B., 93, Tingley Lake, died Wednesday. She was the widow of George H. Richardson Sr., who died in 1949. Born May 9, 1908, in Harford Township, daughter of the late Harry and Lena Tingley Ellsworth, she was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Harford, where she was active with the Willing Workers and the Missionary Society. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. Surviving are two daughters, Esther Patterson, Nicholson, and June Bishop, Montrose; two sons, George H. Jr., Great Bend, and Gerald E., Tingley Lake, 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; two half-sisters, Marjorie Merritt, Harford, and Elsie Titus, Endicott, N.Y., and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Carol L. Steiner; a brother, Ford T. Ellsworth; and a sister, Edna Ellsworth. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. from the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Harford. Friends may call Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Bartron Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church St., Montrose, and Monday, 10 a.m. until service time, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to her church, Box 217, Harford, 18823, or to the Montrose MinuteMen, Box 461, Montrose, 18801.

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Ricker, Rose, 68, died March 25, 2000. She was born Nov. 11, 1931, the daughter of C. Wellington and Marcia (Godfrey) Titus. She attended Vershire schools. On Oct.23, 1954, she married Allen W. Ricker. She operated the family's general store and helped her husband on the family farm. She also worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was postmaster in Vershire from 1994 until retiring in 1996. Survivors include her husband; a son, Dale; four sisters; two brothers; two grandsons.

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Ricketts, Betty Ann, 78, of Aroda, formerly of Cabin John, MD, died on Monday, February 16, 2009 at Mountain View Nursing Home. She was born on December 3, 1930 in Oakton, VA to the late Earl Hottinger and Mary Ellen Titus. Mrs. Ricketts was a member of Cabin John Methodist Church in MD. She enjoyed doing needlework and crafts but above all, loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Karen E. Wood and her husband, Oliver of Culpeper, Harry Ricketts, Jr. of Cobb Island, MD, and Bennie Joe Ricketts and his wife, Linda of Jamesville, MD, one half sister, Elaine Carlson, two half brothers, Gordon and Phillip Hottinger and six grandsons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Ricketts and her brother, William "Billy" Hottinger. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Union Cemetery in Leesburg with Eldon Hochstetler officiating. An online guestbook is available at www.foundandsons.com Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is handling the arrangements. Washington Post. Feb. 18, 2009.

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Riddle, Darryel of Creswell, OR died August 16, 2004 at age 65 due to complications of a brain tumor. Darryel was born December 9, 1938 in Electra, TX to Ray and Dorothy (Page) Riddle. After graduating from high school he joined the Air Force and served for three years before becoming a commercial fisherman. Darryel enjoyed doing handyman work, going fishing, and building things. Survivors include his daughter, Annette Titus of Creswell, OR, ex-wife, Consuelo Riddle of Rodeo, CA, stepson, Ryan of Rodeo, CA, and two grandchildren, Marc and Camille Titus of Creswell, OR. Contra Costa Times. Aug. 22, 2004.

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Ridder, Miriam S. March 19, 1923 ~ Feb. 12, 2010. Born to Roy and Tressie Spear in Americus, KS, Miriam was an accomplished pianist, who was accepted at Julliard prior to WWII. She subsequently graduated from Highland CC, Highland, KS and was voted Most Talented, Class of 1943. Employed at Winter General Hospital in Topeka, KS, she met a medical corpsman, Bernard Ridder. They married in April 1946. Miriam and Bernie moved to WA in 1947 and Hazel Dell in 1949. Miriam was employed by the Dept. of Voc Rehabilitation; initially a secretary, later a counselor; retiring in 1978. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing, tailoring and various needlecrafts, gifting her family with many treasured keepsakes. She also enjoyed crafting, gardening and reading. Miriam and Bernie wintered in AZ for many years. She treasured time with her grandchildren. Until ill health prevented, she was active in the American Legion Auxillary, Post 14; Gateway Sam's Travel Club and 8 & 40. Miriam died at home following a recurrence of cancer. Preceded in death by her parents and a brother; she is survived by her husband of 64 years, Bernard; children, Joyce Titus (Fred) Madison, MS, Gary Ridder, Vancouver; grandchildren, Bryan Titus, Nashville, TN and Courtney Titus, Ridgeland, MS. Also a brother, Horace Spear (Lois); sister-in-law, Kim Cereghino; nieces, nephews, close friends and special pet, Missy. Sincere appreciation to all for the many kind expressions of support and encouragement. The family suggests donations in Miriam's name to the Discovery Center Cancer Resopurce Center, Vancouver or Kaiser Hospice. Services will be Wed., Feb. 17, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. The Columbian. Feb. 16, 2010.

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Riekemann, Virginia Louise (Johnson),age 84, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Tri-Cities Hospice House in Kennewick, Wash. She was born November 8, 1920, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Edgar Clark Johnson and Esther Blagg Johnson. She moved to La Jolla, Calif., in 1938, where she met and married her former husband, Sgt. August Riekemann. She later moved to Valley Center in 1957. She was a founding member of the Valley Center Vaqueros, which gave her a love for trail rides, horse shows and parades with her horses. She had a zest for living life to the fullest. She enjoyed fishing, oil painting, camping, dancing, reading and especially cooking. She was also a former member of the Valley Center American Legion and the Springdale, Wash. Grange. She moved to Richland, Wash., in 1984, to be closer to family. She always had a smile for everybody and will be missed by all who knew her. Virginia is survived by sister, Martha Stifter of Warner Robins, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law Lance and Linda Titus of Escondido; grandchildren Tracy Titus of Richland, Wash., and David Titus of Escondido; and the newest light of her life, great-grandson Joshua Horton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by both parents; sisters Elizabeth Kurtz formally of Escondido and Elaine Pool of Lake Fort Scott, Kansas; and brother-in-law James Stifter of Richland, Wash. Memorial services were held on Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Lutheran Senior Center in Richland, Wash. In lieu of flowers and in Virginia's memory contributions may be made to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 West Entiat Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336, or to a hospice of your choice.

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Riesch, Virginia A. nee Meyer, 79, of West Bend, formerly of Slinger, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at the Cedar Lake Health Care Center. She was born June 30, 1921, in the town of Polk to Frank and Catherine (Kestell) Meyer, and was raised in Slinger by Michael and Anna Meyer of Slinger. She graduated from Slinger High School in 1939. After her marriage to Van E. Riesch on Jan. 20, 1941, at St. Peter's Catholic Church of Slinger, the couple lived in Slinger where she was the co-owner and operator of Van's Custer Stand of Slinger for over 20 years (1950-1970s). She was also a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church of Slinger. Her husband passed away June 11, 1990. Survivors include six children, Susan (David) Peplinski of Cecil, Michael (Ruth) of Gillett, Mary (David) Riesch Titus of Washington D.C., David of Milwaukee, Teresa Riesch of Rock Hill, S.C. and Kathleen (Robert) Racine of Slinger; three grandchildren, Michelle Peplinski of Madison, Sean Riesch of West Allis and James Racine of Slinger; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Helen Stoehr. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at noon at the Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger. Father Robert J. Bales will officiate, and cremation will take place at Parkview Cremations of Fond du Lac, with interment of ashes in (old) St. Peter's Cemetery, Slinger. Visitation at the funeral home only will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

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Riles, Noal Arvil, 88, of Lebanon, Missouri, died on Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at his home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 30, in Lebanon and burial was in the Lebanon Cemetery. Noal Riles, was born on December 25, 1919 near Dexter, Missouri, the son of John and Nettie Carpenter Riles. He was raised in southeast Missouri and then moved to Iowa. On March 7, 1949, he was united in marriage to Sarah Lorene Huggins and they made their home in the Clarion area. He worked on a farm for a few years before starting his own trucking business. He then owned and operated C & R Buick, Pontiac and GMC Trucks for fifteen years. In 1979, he and Lorene moved to Missouri and in 1993 they made their home in Lebanon. While in Clarion, he attended the Holmes Baptist Church. In his spare time he liked gardening and caring for his yard, always keeping a well manicured lawn. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Noel is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Lorene; three daughters, Carol Christeson and her husband, Lynn of Webster City, Saundra Titus and her husband, Wyn of Lebanon and Judy Halvorsen and her husband, Jim of Santa Barbara, California; nine grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a brother, Lowell Riles of Buffalo, Missouri; and several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Cassie Knight; four half-brothers, Jim, Ardie, Charlie and Tommy Riles; and two half-sisters, Ellie Hood and Effie Shepherd. Clear Lake Mirror Reporter. Nov. 6, 2008.

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Riley, Dale Dean. Fairbanks resident Dale Dean Riley, 55, died May 27, 2004, in Fairbanks. A funeral was May 31 at the Minto Community Hall. Jan. 16, 1949, to Josephine and Harry Riley in Minto, Mr. Riley attended Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1973. Mr. Riley was a member of the Laborers Union Local 942 and had worked on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. His family wrote: "Dale was an avid reader and a very intelligent person, with an ability to remember details. He was able to converse with anyone on a variety of subjects. "Dale was an avid sports fan, so much so that he could have coached any kind of team. He could watch a game every night of the year if he had the chance. He attended most high school and UAF basketball games in the Fairbanks area for years. He was also a great fan of '50s and '60s music. "Dale was a co-founder of the Mary Ann Invitational dog race held in Minto each April. "He had a lot of love for his nieces and nephews. When his nephew, Patrick, was leaving for school in Orlando, Fla., he went with him and stayed for almost three months, giving him encouragement and support. Dale enjoyed his stay in Orlando and was looking forward to returning there." He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Riley, and his sister, Lucille. He is survived by his mother, Josephine Riley; brothers and spouses, Walter Riley of Anchorage, Jerry and Marge Riley of Nenana, Rocky and Madeline Riley of Minto, Harry Lane of Minto, Gordon Grover of Minto, Elmer Riley of Fairbanks and Roland Riley of Fairbanks; sisters, Flora Masters of Anchorage, Violet Titus of Fairbanks, Gloria Riley of Fairbanks, Edna Riley of Fairbanks, Karen and husband Bill Copeland of Anchorage, Donna Riley of Anchorage and Darlene Riley of Anchorage; 15 nephews; 10 nieces; and special friends and relatives, Robert Erhart, Darrell Frank, Fabian Charlie, Pete Evans and Clifford "Pete" Charlie. Arrangements were with Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home. Anchorage Daily News. Jun. 14, 2004.

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Riley, Doris Jennings, 89, of Holland, Pa., died peacefully on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at Chandler Hall Hospice, Newtown, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Riley was a resident of Holland for the past 42 years. She was a member of the first graduating class from Olney High School in Philadelphia. During World War II, Doris was employed by Leeds and Northrup Co. in the Germantown section of Philadelphia doing secretarial work. In 1969, Mrs. Riley went to work as a secretary for the Council Rock School District until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of both Northampton and Good Shepherd Senior citizens. Doris enjoyed going to the theatre and spending social times with her family and many friends. She always looked forward to spending her summers in Ocean City, N.J. Being family oriented, she will be deeply missed as a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Daughter of the late Stanley and Mabel McKnight Jennings, wife of the late James F. Riley, mother of the late James F. Riley Jr., sister of the late Mabel Ling and Norma Sinn, she is survived by her daughter, Denise Smoyer-Titus of Holland, Pa. along with her friend, Michael Rankin of Newtown, Pa., her brother, Wesley Jennings and his wife, Floss of Southampton, N.J., her two grandchildren, Jennifer L. Meier and her husband, Craig, of Granby, Conn., and Jarret M. Smoyer of Holland, Pa., and one great granddaughter, Alexis Meier. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Sunday, February 15, 2004, 2:30 p.m. at Northampton Presbyterian Church, 539 Buck Road, Holland, Pa. 18966, where friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Northampton Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund at the above address. Arrangements by Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro, Pa. www.fluehr.com. Bucks County Courier Times.

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Riley, Virginia J., 71, of Durham, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at home Monday, March 23, 2009, ending her six-year struggle against cancer. She was born November 28, 1937, in Gouverneur, NY to Homer and Margaret Burns Titus. She graduated from Clifton-Fine Central School in Star Lake, N.Y. in 1956, and returned for class reunions on a regular basis. Virginia worked for 43 years in retail sales and banking, including Clifton-Fine Hospital, Sears-Roebuck, A&P, and Bank of America. She moved from Watertown to Clifton Park in 1974, and to Fla. in 1979. In 1990, she married Samuel Scott Riley in Palm Beach County. They later moved to central Texas, and retired to N.C. She was a member of the Oswegatchie chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. Virginia was a strong woman and a model of generosity to those she loved. She enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, home decorating and was nurturing to family, friends and her toy poodles. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Debra Bohall Reynolds (David) of Albany, N.Y. and Lisa M. Bohall Parsons of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; sisters, Marie Dewey of Theresa, N.Y., Mrs. Cecil (Joyce) Brown of Edwards, N.Y., and Mrs. Allen (Linda) Thornton of West Galway, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister, Mary Titus. The family suggests memorial gifts may be made to a local Hospice. The Albany Times Union. 29 Mar., 2009.

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Rinker, Dorothy R., 96, of Rinker Lane, Tunkhannock, died Friday (Jun., 2003) at Carpenter Care Center, Tunkhannock. She was the widow of Ralph Rinker. Born March 9, 1907, daughter of the late George and Nettie Titus, she was a graduate of Harford High and Mansfield Normal schools. A Tunkhannock Baptist Church member, she taught in the one-room school in Harford for a few years after graduation. Surviving are two daughters, Maxine Giberson, Tunkhannock, and Beverly Hoback, South Pasadena, Calif.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur, Harry and Glenn; and two sisters, Catherine Smith and Helen Tingley. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Tunkhannock Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Ogden, pastor, officiating. Interment, Harford Cemetery, Harford. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements by the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock.

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Rintala, James R. Sr., 57, of 546 Fifth Mass. Turnpike Road., died Monday in Burbank Hospital, after injuries he sustained from a fall in a trucking accident. He leaves a son, James R. Rintala Jr.; a daughter, Becky Lynn Rintala; a brother, John Rintala, all of Fitchburg; four sisters, Helen Hicks of Leominster, Lillian Legere, Martha Ethier, and Nancy Titus, all of Fitchburg; two granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews. He was born in Fitchburg, son of John and Hilda (Korpi)    (Worcester Telegram & Gazette (MA). Published on November 6, 1996.

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Ritchie, Frank L., 88, of Buckhorn, Ontario, passed away March 27, 2002, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. He was a life member of Lions Club International and the Lakefield Lions Club. He was the beloved husband of Olive (Schwartz); dear father of Linda (Bob Titus) of Chardon, Ohio, Bob (Karen) of Cuyahoga Falls, and Dave (Joy) of Buckhorn, Ontario; loving grandfather of Kathrine, Jennifer Emily, Jonathan, Patrick, and Kelly. He is also survived by eight...Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - March 31, 2002.

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Ritchie, Olive Catherine (Schwarz) At her home on Bald Lake near Buckhorn on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, Olive Catherine Ritchie (Schwarz), 89, passed away. Wife of the late Frank Ritchie; dear mother of Linda (Bob Titus) of Chardon, Ohio, Bob (Karen) of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Dave (Joy) of Buckhorn; loving grandmother of Kathrine, Jennifer, Emily, Jonathan, Patrick and Kelly; also survived by eight great-grandchildren; sister of Robert (Dolores Schwarz) of Pittsburgh, Pa., and the late... Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - September 24, 2003.

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Rixie, Stephanie Ann, 25, of Glen Avenue, Shickshinny, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, from injuries received in an accident. Born Jan. 15, 1981, in Berwick Hospital, she was a daughter of Charles and Erma (Helwig) Titus, with whom she resided. She is survived by a son, Ashton Rixie, at home; a brother, Charles Titus III, Endicott, N.Y.; sisters Rose Rixie, Berwick; Tammy Rixie, Mocanaqua; Kelly Titus, Kirkwood, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her son, Ashton, c/o Wachovia Bank, 2 W. Union St., Shickshinny. The Citizen's Voice. Aug. 17, 2006.

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Robare, Alice M., 94, formerly of the Parker Road in West Chazy died Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2002, at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home. Mrs. Robare was born in Morrisonville on March 14, 1908, the daughter of Philip and Julia (Rabideau) Terrier. She married Herbert Robare at St. Alexander's Church in Morrisonville on July 11, 1929, he died in 1976. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in West Chazy. Survivors include one nephew, James Leggett of Rouses Point; two nieces, Sandra Titus and her husband, Richard of Plattsburgh and Betty Leggett of Mooers; one grandnephew, Jeremy Robare of Modesto, Calif.; and several cousins. One niece, Elinor Robare died in 2002. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in the spring. Donations in her memory, may be made to Hospice of the North Country. The Press Republican. Dec. 11, 2002.

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Robare, Elinor B., 43, of LaPlante Road, died on Tuesday May 1, 2000, at the CVPH Medical Center. She was born in Plattsburgh on Jan. 22, 1957, the daughter of J. Earl and Marie (Terrier) Robare. Elinor was a member of St. Joseph's Church in West Chazy. She was a former Cub Scout Den Leader and Boy Scout Leader. Elinor worked in house cleaning in the local area for over 20 years. She is survived by one son, Jeremy R. Robare of Beekmantown; one sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Richard Titus of Plattsburgh; one aunt, Alice Robare of Plattsburgh; and several cousins. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in West Chazy. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the St. Joseph’s Church Building Fund. The Press-Republican. May 3, 2000.

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Roberts, Gertrude Asenath (Larkin) Dodge, 97, passed away on Feb. 22, 2009, at the Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. She was born in Chelsea on Aug. 6, 1911, the youngest daughter of Edwin Loyal and Clara (Hersey) Larkin. She attended grade school at the #11 one-room school house located just below her home farm where it was her responsibility to get to the school early to start the wood-fired stove for heat and to haul water from the brook to be used in the school that day. She graduated from Chelsea High School in 1930. She also attended Baypath Institute in Springfield, Mass. for one year.In 1932, she married Wallace Carroll Dodge and they made their home in Chelsea. Wallace died at the age of 27 in 1938 leaving her with three small children. She kept her family together by cleaning houses, taking in washings and waitressing at George & Cecelia Mathers Restaurant. She always had a big garden and went berry picking. She did a tremendous amount of home canning. Her life was one of very hard work but she didn't complain. In fact, she was rather proud of all she did. In the 1940s she began working for the Selective Service System from which she retired. She also was employed by the Orange County Farm Bureau. In November 1948, she married William Keith Roberts and they lived their married life in Chelsea. Bill passed away in 2001. They had one son, Dwayne. Gertrude loved being outdoors and especially enjoyed the time she and her family spent at the camp she and Bill built in South Washington. She also did beautiful handiwork and took many blue ribbons from Floral Hall at the Tunbridge Fair over the years. She was an original member of the Ed Larkin Contra Dance group and was very proud of their accomplishments. She danced many years and later played piano accompaniment for the group until her eyesight failed in her early 90s. Her memberships included the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Service Guild of the United Church of Chelsea and she was president of the Larkin Reunion and also a high-ranking member of the Chelsea Stitch and Bitch Club. She was a lifetime member of the Lady Washington Chapter #86 Order of the Eastern Star of Chelsea. She and Bill owned a condo in Bradenton, Fla. where she spent approximately 20 winters. While there she was an avid bingo player and also won several shuffleboard championships. She is survived by three sons, Neal (Kathleen Mahaney) Dodge of Palmetto, Fla., Gary (Patti Aguglia) Dodge of Rochester, N.Y., Dwayne (Donna Maxham) Roberts of Mesa, Ariz.; and one daughter, Lucille (Arthur) Hoyt of Barre also grandchildren, Debra Dodge and Gregory Roy of Burlington, Alexander (Diane) Campbell and Kelly Hoyt of Barre, Kathryn (Thomas) McKenna of Berlin, N.H., Charles (Amy) Campbell of Milton and Carolyn (William) Ix of Williamstown. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren and one great, great-grandson; three sisters-in-law, Marguerite Dodge of Randolph, Doris Dodge of Northfield and Alma Roberts of Florida; a brother-in-law, Bruce Roberts of Hendersonville, Tenn.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands, Wallace and Bill; a baby daughter and her siblings, Eudah Kendall, Agnes Titus, Ellen Keyser, Earl and Neal Larkin, as well as her parents. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at the Riverbend Home in Chelsea for their loving care during the years she lived there. Also thanks to the staff at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center for their care during her stay with them. A very special thank you to her granddaughter, Carolyn Ix and her husband, Bill, for their tender and meaningful care and concern while she was in Berlin. It meant a lot to all of us. A memorial service for Gertrude will be held at the United Church of Chelsea in Chelsea on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Chelsea Town Fire Dept., P.O. Box, Chelsea, VT. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home of Chelsea is in charge of the arrangements. Times Argus. Jul. 21, 2009.

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Roberts, John "Jack," 83, of Port Richey, died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) at Bear Creek Nursing Center, Hudson. Born in Wales, Great Britain, he came here 22 years ago from Trenton, Mich. He was a retired supervisor for Great Lakes Steel and an Episcopalian. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Marcella; a son, Robert, Spring Lake, Mich.; four stepsons, Kenneth Kirchen, Glen Heights, Texas, Tom Kirchen, Wauwatosa, Wis., Ralph Kirchen, Marietta, Ga., and Richard Kirchen, Tampa; two stepdaughters, Mary T. Titus, Lutz, and Lynn A. Kirchen, Milwaukee; a sister, Audrey Kennerly, Port Richey; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson/Bayonet Point.

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Robin, Ernest A., B. S., M. D., was born in Pointe Coupée parish, Feb. 1, 1869, a son of Ernest and Pamela (Favre) Robin. The paternal grandfather, Alphonse Robin, was born in France; came to the United States in 1819 at the age of 19 years; became a citizen took up the practice of law and for many years was a judge of Pointe Coupée parish.  Here, a son, Ernest, was born in 1834. Alphonse Robin went back to Paris with his family while Ernest was yet young; there the latter obtained his education. After a stay of 11 years at the French capital the Robins returned, in 1849, to Pointe Coupée parish where Alphonse Robin died.  Ernest Robin, at the outbreak of the Civil war, enlisted at New Orleans in the Orleans guards, with which he took part in the battle of Shiloh, where he was wounded, made prisoner and taken to the prison at Columbus, Ohio. After his release he returned home and took up his work as a planter. He married Paméla Favre, who had also been born in Pointe Coupée parish, in 1845. There were 4 children as the result of this marriage, 2 of whom are still living. The father died in the parish in Aug., 1880; the mother lived to be 64 years old, dying in 1909. Ernest Alexis Robin was born in 1869. His earliest education was obtained in the public schools of Pointe Coupée; later he attended the College of the Immaculate Conception, a Jesuit school. After his graduation he entered the Tulane medical college, from which he graduated in 1891. Prior to obtaining his degree, he spent 2 years as a resident student at the Charity hospital. After engaging in general practice for 4 years, he went abroad for post-graduate work, which he pursued for a time in Paris and then spent 1 year at Heidelberg, Vienna, and London. Upon his return to New Orleans he became an eye specialist. Since 1898 Dr. Robin has been associated with Dr. H. Dickson Bruns. He is a member of the parish, state and American medical associations. Besides his regular practice, he has held since 1903 the position of professor of ophthalmology in the post-graduate medical department of Tulane university. Since 1895 he has been connected, as first assistant surgeon, in the eye department of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat hospital of New Orleans. These various duties have been performed by Dr. Robin in an eminently satisfactory manner and he has come to be known as one of the foremost men in his profession in the South. On Nov. 29, 1899, Dr. Robin was married to Mary Titus of New Orleans, a daughter of Melzar Titus from Ohio; they have 2 children, Ernest and Marion. Dr. Robin, as was his father before him, is a democrat.

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Robinson, Eddie Lee "Toot" Funeral services for Eddie Lee "Toot" Robinson, 67, of Nitta Yuma, a farm worker, will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Chapel of the Cross MB Church, Nitta Yuma. He died May 27, 2004, at Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville. Burial will be in Nitta Yuma Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. Survivors include his wife, Mosezetta Robinson; four sons, Otis Tucker, Micheal Robinson, Daniel Robinson and Eddie Dean Robinson, all of Flint, Mich.; three daughters, Joyce Dunson, Lavernne Mordica and Horrace Jean Higginbottam, all of Flint, Mich.; one sister, Ethel Titus of Gary, Ind.; a special nephew, Charles Robinson of Hollandale; Rosie Sanders of Nitta Yuma; and 34 grandchildren. Elder Johnnie Mackin will officiate. Delta Democrat-Times. Jun. 5, 2004.

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Robinson, Laura Lorraine (Shaw), 54, Clayton, died Thursday Dec. 6, 2007, at Wesley Medicial Center, Wichita. She was born April 24, 1953, in Phillipsburg to Clifford and Evelyn (Slaven) Shaw. She attended school in the Phillipsburg area, Fort Hays State University in nursing department, and earned a teaching degree from Colby Community College. She married Carl Joe Robinson on Feb. 7, 1970, in Phillipsburg. Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Shawn Robinson, El Dorado, and Tyler Robinson, of the home; three daughters, Shannon Titus, Clayton, and Nancy Robinson and Laurie Long, both of Colby; and thirteen grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a infant son and her parents. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Clayton Community Center; private burial at a later date. The Hays Daily News. Dec. 13, 2007.

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Robinson, Peggy Ann, 48, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the J.F. Keever Center. A native of Sumter, she was a daughter of the late James Sr. and Lillie James Robinson of Sumter. She was a devout Jehovah's Witness and member of the Kingdom Hall of West Asheville. Surviving are her sons, Christopher Robinson of Black Mountain and Craig Robinson of Asheville; daughters, Regina, Shannon, Marcia and Shamekia Robinson, all of Asheville; brothers, Kenneth James of Atlanta, Ga., and James Robinson Jr. and Patrick Robinson, both of Sumter; sisters, Janis Mivens and husband, Robert, of Summerton, Stephanie Bennett and husband, Jerome, and Rosegetta Titus and husband, Harry, all of Sumter, and Latoya James; 12 wonderful grandchildren; and a very dear friend, Mary Ann McMillan. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall of West Asheville. Brother Chad Self will be officiating. Asheville Mortuary Service is in charge of arrangements. The Item. Jan. 15, 2009.

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Rocoski, Jean G. October 18, 1996. Jean G. Rocoski, formerly of Gateway Manor, Edwardsville, died Friday at the Manor Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kingston. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Seeley and Ellen Eagen Titus. She was a former resident of Baltimore, Md., for more than 40 years. She was employed as a supervisor by the Social Security Administration, Woodlawn. She returned to this area in 1982, and was a member of St. Ann's Chapel, ....Published on October 19, 1996, Page , Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA).

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Roddy. Kelly J. Titus, 39, of Sidney and formerly of Findlay died on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at her residence following a short battle with breast cancer. She was born on March 27, 1970 to William and Marjorie (Williams) Roddy, and they survive in Findlay. Also surviving are sons: Coty J. Opsomer and Dustin J. Opsomer both of Sidney; a daughter, Makenna J. Opsomer of Findlay; fiancé, Cornealious "Neal" Patton of Sidney; a sister, Bridgit (Chad) Phillips and their children, Katlynn G. and Nicholas A. of Findlay; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Kelly was a registered nurse with Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. She was a 1988 graduate of Findlay High School, where she was active in band, choir and softball. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 3, 2009 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, with Reverend Mike McClurg officiating. Burial will be in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kelly J. Titus Children's Fund, in care of Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, in her memory. Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com. The Courier. Mar. 31, 2009.

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Rodgers, Helene C., 93, of East Wenatchee, died Monday, June 9, 2008. She was a longtime Wenatchee Valley resident and had worked as a bookkeeper for several fruit warehouses. Survivors include her children, Jack Titus of Port Orchard and Gilbert Titus of Wenatchee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Chapel, 302 Ninth St. in Wenatchee. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones-Betts Funeral Home. Wenatchee World. June 10, 2008.

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Roffers, Raymond H., 78, Hofa Park, formerly De Pere, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at his home following a lengthy illness. Raymond was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Green Bay, the son of the late John and Mary (Van Hogan) Roffers. On Oct. 13, 1951, he was united in marriage to the former Genevieve Van Enkevort. Raymond farmed in the Town of Hobart for many years until illness slowed him down. In his younger years he enjoyed bowling and later in life he found peace and comfort in long car rides in the country looking at farms and crops. Raymond also enjoyed listening to polka and waltz music. He received his greatest joy spending time with his family especially grandchildren who always had treats for him. Raymond is survived by his wife, Jenny; daughters, Karen (Terry Brick), and Lois (Chuck) Wiegert; sons, Cyril (Janet), Sam, Brian (Pam), Gregory (Monica), Gordon (Michelle), and Glenn; grandchildren, Jennifer Eliassen, Michelle Rothlesberger; Keith Wiegert, and Cindy (Mark) Seitz; Zadie, Barry, Darcie, and Riley Roffers; Brian Jr., Jeff, Bridgett, and Alex Roffers; Ethan Roffers; and Jordan, John, Jennings, and Julian Roffers; two great-grandsons, Ryan Eliassen, and Nathan Seitz; brothers, Irvin (Dorothy) and Robert; sisters, Elsie (Frank) Titus, and Jennie Wojkiewicz; sisters-in-law, Irene Roffers, Katherine Roffers and Pearl Roffers. He is further survived by Jenny’s family, Judy (Robert) Lewins, Lauren (Tom) Van Gheem, Donna (Tom) Garvey, Mary Van Enkevort and Bernard Harrison; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son, Leroy; brothers, Herbert, Marvin, Norbert, Arthur and Lester (Henrietta); sisters, Sally (Lloyd) Ver Haagh and Evelyn; in-laws, Angie Roffers and Steve Wojkiewicz; He was preceded by members of Jenny’s family, James and Aletta Van Enkevort; brothers-in-law, Clayton and Harlan Van Enkebort; and sister-in-law, Marian Harrison. Friends may call at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 1307 Lourdes Ave., De Pere, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, from 9 a.m. until time of service. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Father Timothy Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. RYAN FUNERAL HOME , De Pere is assisting the family with arrangements. Go to www.ryanfh.com to extend online condolences to the Roffers family. Raymond’s family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Shawano Community Hospice, Dr. J. Randall and Fr. Brandon of Pulaski for care and concern. Raymond’s children would like to thank their brother Sam for the many, many years spent helping their dad. Green Bay Press-Gazette. Feb. 15, 2005.

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Rogers, Norman T., a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey who drafted the judicial section of the State Constitution in 1948, died yesterday at his home in Delray Beach, Fla., where he had moved from Mantoloking, N.J., 12 years ago. He was 88 years old. He had been for many years Advisory Master of the old Court of Chancery. He was deputy surrogate of Mercer County when he was appointed to the Chancery Court in 1928. He was appointed to the Superior Court in 1948. Judge Rogers was born in Trenton and graduated from Princeton University. He served in the National Guard in World War I and was admitted to the New Jersey bar in 1919. Surviving are his wife, the former Nancy Titus; a daughter, Marion Walton of Yardley, Pa.; two sons, Norman T. Jr. of Grosse Pointe, Mich., and Lawrence H. of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Published: April 28, 1981.

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Rogers, Sheila Anne, 58, of Lumberport, W.Va., went to be with the Lord at 9:55 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2009, at West Virginia University Hospitals Ruby Memorial. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Nov. 15, 1950, a daughter of the late Leslie Ray Titus and Jean Lykins Titus who survives her. Also surviving are one son, Joshua S. Titus and his wife Mariah of Lumberport; two special friends that she considered her sisters, Penny Barker of Lumberport and Terri Snedecor of Portsmouth, Ohio. Sheila loved her work with Angel Food Ministries and her “Give it Away” Fund. She helped many people while witnessing with the love of Christ. She was an artist,a bowler and a member of the Jones Run Church. Friends may call at the Perine Funeral Home, Rt. 19 South, Shinnston, W.Va., from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, with Pastor Jim McClain officiating. A graveside service will be held at noon Saturday at the Vernon Township Cemetery in Vernon Township of Scioto County, Ohio. The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rogers/Titus family. Portsmouth Daily News. Mar. 20, 2009.

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Roland, Robert Lee. Services for Robert Lee Roland Sr., 72, of Logansport, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4 in Gundrum Funeral Home. He died at 1:32 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in the Emergency Room at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Born March 21, 1933, in Logansport, he was the son of Willie and Mable Sullivan Roland. He was married June 16, 1951, in Logansport, to Sandra S. Collins, who preceded in death July 12, 2003. Mr. Roland was a retired concrete finisher for both Louthain and Brown Construction. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the Logansport Eagles Lodge #323, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3790 and American Legion Post #60. Robert enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his two dogs, Sable and Shady. Surviving are two sons, Robert L. Roland and his wife, Lois, Rochester, and Kenny Roland and his wife, Theressia, Logansport; seven daughters, Linda Feltis and her husband, Ed, Sherry DiDomenico and her husband, John, Rebecca Titus and her husband, Rick, Tammy Roland and her companion, Joe Utter, and Roberta ?Bert? DunFee and her companion, Bob Schoff, all of Logansport, Mary Payne and her husband, Jim, Frankfort, and Sandra Upper, Tampa, Fla.; a grandson, Dave Roland and his wife, Corinne, Logansport; two brothers, George Roland and his wife, Joyce, and Fred Roland, all of Logansport; a sister, Carol Weaver, Missouri; 36 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Four brothers and two sisters preceded in death. Pastor Tim Burge will officiate at the services. Burial, with full military graveside rites, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 11. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the funeral home. Pharos Tribune. Mar. 3, 2006.

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Roll, Marvin J., 79, of Marshall, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was born July 29, 1924, in Miami, Mo., a son of Marvin L. and Beulah Collins Roll. He was married to Dorothy Arni Hill, who died earlier. Mr. Roll lived in Kansas City and Odessa. He returned to Saline County in 1987. He owned and operated Marvin's Body Shop in Odessa. He was a member of Friends of Miami and American Legion Post 558. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are three daughters, Wanda Meyer and Maggie Topel, both of Marshall, and Mary Wright Toliver, of Mount Leonard; six stepchildren, Bill Titus, of Phoenix, Mike Titus, of Kansas City, Kan., Linda Schibi, of Kansas City, Fran Powell, of Overland Park, Kan., Lois Powell, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Janie Osbourne, of Blue Springs; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Marvin Lee Roll; a grandson, Chad Wright; a granddaughter, Deborah Roll; two brothers, Bill Roll and Walter Roll; and a sister, Mildred Burton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall, with the Rev. Vernon Maxted officiating. Burial will be in Miami Cemetery, with military rites at graveside. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the family in care of the funeral home. The Sedalia Democrat. May 29, 2004.

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Romano, Joseph Trestan, 69, of Split Rock Road,Onondaga, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Solvay and lived on Split Rock Road 33 years. He was formerly Solvay village attorney and had owned businesses locally and in Florida. He was a graduate of Syracuse University. Survivors: His wife, the former Adelina Titus; two sons, Joseph T. of Syracuse and Albert T. of Camillus; two daughters, Cara Lisa Cahill of Syracuse and Charlotte Benoit Dieroff of Jamesville; a brother, Anthony....Published on February 16, 2000, Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY)

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Roof, Robert "Bob" 66, of Evergreen Trailer Park, Watertown, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 22, at 1:30 pm. Bob was born September 19, 1944, son of Carl and Beulah Featherstone Roof. He was a winter resident of Watertown and lived summers in Fishers Landing, NY. He graduated from Watertown High School and attended JCC for a short period. He worked for the New York State Department of Parks for over twenty five years, retiring on disability. He then purchased a mobile home and lived the remainder of his life on LeRay St. Bob was an avid fisherman, woodworker and also painted many pictures with oils, and many were donated to the Public TV Station where they were auctioned off. One of his greatest joys was to paint a picture of outdoor scenery for his friends and neighbors. Bob was very active in his church and served on various boards for a number of years. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Ervin Titus, Watertown, a niece, Julie Titus, and her daughter, Alannah Henry of Oneida, NY, several cousins, his close family of neighbors and church family. The funeral service will be 11:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 27th at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown, with the Rev. Ronald Pickett, Pastor of Grace Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Omar Cemetery. Calling hours will precede the service from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Bob requests that contributions be made in his name to the Grace Wesleyan Church, c/o Carol Ann Titus, Treasurer, 933 LeRay St., No. 35, Watertown, NY 13601. Watertown Daily Times. Dec. 24, 2010.

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Rose, Michael Jason, 19, died Jan. 19, 2002. Born May 4, 1982, in Denver, Colo., he lived in Hesperia for 16 years. Michael graduated from Sultana High School in Hesperia in June of 2001. He was formerly employed by Anchor Blue at the Mall of Victor Valley. Michael was a very loving and caring person. He loved spending time with his fiancee, friends and family, and was loved by all. He is survived by parents Randolph and Barbara Rose of Barstow; mother Cheryl Titus of Happy Camp; fiancee Danielle Osbourn of Thousand Oaks; brothers Michael Bowling and his wife Cindy of Virginia, Jerry Bowling and his wife Sabrina of New Jersey; Randy Jr. and Christopher, both of North Carolina and Austin of Barstow; sisters Amanda Jaramillo and Candace, both of Barstow and Amanda of North Carolina; paternal grandmother Kathleen Toland of Happy Camp; paternal nuther grandfather Bob Ronsse of Happy Camp; paternal grandfather Lynn of Ogden, Utah; paternal great-grandparents John and Marion of Ogden, Utah; maternal grandparents Paul and Bernice Asman of California; aunts and uncles Michelle and Wes Blackford and Melissa and Jon Thompson, all of California and Brittany and Jon Bosley of Utah; and nieces Paige, Sharon and Tayler Bowling and Alyssa Zamora. We grieve at the loss of Michael Spencer, his closest, best friend and amigo. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Kern Memorial Chapel, 14444 Seventh St. in Victorville, with services immediately following at the chapel. Robert Heraldsson of Church of the Nazarene in Barstow will officiate. Interment will be at Happy Camp Cemetery in Happy Camp. Kern Hesperia Mortuary is handling arrangements. The Daily Press. Jan. 24, 2002.

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Rosenburg, Emily P., 83, of Poland, Ohio, (formerly of California, Pa.), died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in Fairport, N.Y., at the Fairport Baptist Home, Fairport, N.Y., (near the home of her daughter and son-in-law). Mrs. Rosenburg was born May 25, 1920, in Charleroi, Belgium, a daughter of the late Etienne and Appoline (Thibaut) Dubois. She was married to the late John W. Rosenburg Sr., of California, Pa., (John was originally from Coal Center, Pa.). For the greater part of her married life, she took great pride in being a homemaker for her husband and mother to seven children. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Emil and Oscar Dubois of California, Pa.; one son, Paul J. Rosenburg of Poland, Ohio; and her stepfather, William Dedeur of California, Pa. Left to cherish her memory are four sons, John W. Rosenburg Jr., of Boardman, Ohio, Thomas J. Rosenburg of Nashville, Tenn., Mark S. Rosenburg of Ellwood City, Pa., and Dennis K. Rosenburg of New Baltimore, Mich.; two daughters, Claire P. Taylor of Big Rapids, Mich., and Lora L. Titus of Fairport, N.Y.; one sister, Mathilda Brown of Somerset, Pa. 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held in the Fairport Baptist Home Chapel, in Fairport, N.Y., on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at 11 a.m. Friends will also be received at the Highland Cemetery Chapel in California, Pa., on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Fairport Baptist Home, 4646 Nine Mile Point Rd., Fairport, NY 14450. The Herald Standard. Feb. 21, 2004.

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Ross, Diana Dena, 57, of Henderson, passed away Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006. She was born Aug. 12, 1949, in St. Louis. Diana was a quality control inspector at Alger Manufacturing. She is survived by her wonderful loving husband of 10 years, Randy Ross; daughters, Velma (Richard) Hernandez and Richard's brother, Lonnie R. Hernandez Sr., and Kim (Chris) Foster; sons, Charles Manis and his fiancee, Jackie Norris, and Harry (Charlotte) Titus; stepsons, Daniel and David Ross; mother-in-law, Ruth Ross; brothers, Jerry and Mike Huskey; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lloyd and Susan Ross, Jerry and Judy Ross, Jim and Wanda Ross, Becky and John Mendenhall, Rosella and Ken Fields, and Sue and John Craig; grandchildren, Jennifer Garcia, Lonnie and Richard Hernandez, Andy and Samantha Manis, Hailey and Brandon Ross, and Crissa Titus; and her four great-grandchildren, Jazmin, Joel and Exavier Garcia, and Alexander Hernandez. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, with services immediately following, both at Desert Memorial, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Oct. 19, 2006.

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Ross, Francis "Frank" Ensley. It is with sadness that we, the brothers and sisters of Francis "Frank" Ensley Ross of Dartmouth, N.S., announce his passing on March 20, 2010. He is survived by wife Alice (Arnburg) Ross of Dartmouth, N.S., brother Willis V. Ross Jr. of Arizona, sisters Thelma Titus of Saint John and Marian Luttrel of Rothesay., brother Kenneth J. Ross of Chilliwack and brother Simeon Hewitt of Public Landing. Cremation has taken place. Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main St. Dartmouth, N.S. were in charge of the arrangements. Saint John Telegraph Journal. Mar. 25, 2010.

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Ross, William Carl, age 85 of Maryville, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He served in the Medical Corp in US Army in World War II in the Pacific Theater and retired from the Army Reserves. He married Jean Filson in September 1942. He was a retired agent with Prudential Insurance; a Past Master and 32nd Degree Mason of Masonic Lodge #363 in Oil City, PA, and a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church in Oil City, PA. He was an avid golfer and played with a league in Oil City, PA. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Oil City, PA. Preceded in death by: parents, Carl & Flora Ross; sisters, Irene Stack, Virginia Titus, Lucille Hovermale. Survivors include: wife of 65 years, Jean F. Ross; daughters, Nancy (Roger) Sederberg, Deborah Ross, Julie (Larry) Durand, Lorri (Tommy) Gibbons; five grandchildren, Rochelle (Mike) Butler, Erik Sederberg, Ali and Michael Gibbons, Amelia Durand; three great-grandchildren, Brett, Benjamin and, Brandon Butler; Nephew, Richard Titus. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Lodge #363 in Oil City, PA. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, 865-983-1000. The State. Dec. 9, 2007.

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Rossi, Armand Joseph, 84, of Endicott, passed away peacefully Friday, December 1, 2006, at Lourdes Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Sedor) Rossi. He is survived by four children, Robert (Rosemary) Rossi, Rochester, N.Y., Linda (Tim) Gilbert, Tucson, Ariz., David Rossi and Holly Stack, Houston, Tex., Susan (Steven) Martinak, Endicott; nine grandchildren, Michelle, Adam and Mary Kay Rossi, Steven (Jennifer) Titus, Mary (Warren) Stark, Sara and Meg Rossi, Jeffrey and Sarah Martinak; two great-grandchildren, Sierra and Sophia. Also, several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. He was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Endicott, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during WWII. He was a retired employee of IBM Endicott and a member of its Quarter Century Club. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. from the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott, and at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Pucedo Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne St., Endwell, N.Y. 13760. The Democrat & Chronicle. Dec. 4, 2006.

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Roth, Cora L.,a Fremont resident for 22 years, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Parkmont Rehabilitation Center. She was 94. Born June 5, 1906, in Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Roth spent 16 years working as an assembler for Marchmont Calculator. She moved to Fremont in 1978 and enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts and the outdoors. She was a member of the Crafty Lady's group, the First Assembly of God Church and the Pink Ladies of Washington Hospital. She is survived by daughters Barbara Perez of Fremont and Patricia Casey of San Jose; sister Nora Titus of Fremont; and three grandchildren. Her husband, Herbert Roth, died in 1978. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, 4760 Thornton Ave., Fremont. Contributions may be sent to Washington Hospital Hospice, 2000 Mowry Ave., Fremont, 94538; or to First Assembly of God, 4760 Thornton Avenue, Fremont, 94536. Source: Argus. July 07, 2000

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Roth, Jeffrey J. Went to be with the Lord July 1, 2007. He was born in Buffalo, NY, September 17, 1964. Husband of Gail M. Roth; stepfather of Charles and his dog Nikoe; son of the late Edwin J. Sr. and Ethel M. (Emer) Roth; brother of Linda Gomeau (Dave), Beverly Joller (Don), Gail Titus (Doug), Jim Roth (Liz), Tom Roth (Kelly), Ed Jr. (Michelle). Memorial service Alden Community Church, 1400 Sullivan Rd., Alden, NY, July 9, 2007 at 1:30 PM. Laid to rest Clarence Center Cemetery. Memorials to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 331 Alberta Dr., Amherst, NY 14226. Arrangements by CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 824-6435. Published in the Buffalo News on 7/8/2007.

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Row, Russell Raymond, 78, died Jan. 1, 2002, at St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley. Born in Fresno on Dec. 15, 1923, he lived in Hesperia for 20 years. He is survived by wife Verna J. of Hesperia; daughter Cheryl Richards of Covina; sons Russell Titus of Victorville, Scott Titus of Austin, Texas, Daniel of Apple Valley and Gordan of San Dimas; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Desert View Mortuary, 11500 Amargosa Road in Victorville, with services at 2 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will follow at Desert View Memorial Park. Desert View Memorial Park and Mortuary is handling arrangements. The Desert Dispatch. Dec. 29, 2003.

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Royer, Enoch Franklin Jr., 70, Citrus Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, in Ocala. Mr. Royer was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Grandview, Ind., to Enoch Sr. and Gertrude (Van Dyke) Royer and was a truck driver. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert (Bobbie) Royer. Survivors include two sons, Rob Royer of Tell City, Ind., and Mike Royer of Homosassa; three daughters, Brenda Graves and Lisa Nance both of Tell City, Ind., and Cathy Lock of Cannelton, Ind.; a sister, Betty Titus of Grandview, Ind.; a companion, Bobbie Blaisdell of Citrus Springs; and seven grandchildren, Robbie and Matt Royer, Derrick Woodfield, Brandie Nance, Jason, John and Jared Lock. Boultinghouse Funeral Home, Rockport, Ind. Sumter County Times. Dec. 11, 2004.

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Ruffino, Phyllis Mary,71, of Lompoc. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the chapel of Starbuck-Lind Mortuary. Inurnment will be private. Mrs. Ruffino was born July 25, 1929, in Detroit, Mich., to James and Grace Pellarito Zerilli. She came to Lompoc from Detroit in 1959 and was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship, Women of the Moose, American Legion Post 211 Auxiliary, Italian Catholic Federation and Valley of the Flowers Half Century Club where she enjoyed playing bingo. A movie buff, she had an extensive collection of VCR tapes. She also enjoyed cooking, ceramics and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Ruffino died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. Survivors include her daughters, Christine Titus, of Modesto, and Grace Savage, of Oceano; sons, Michael Ruffino, of Fresno, and Nick Ruffino, of Santa Maria; a sister, Grace Sypniewski, of Detroit; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. Contributions may be made to Abundant Life Fellowship, 1300 West Maple Ave., Lompoc 93436.

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Runkle, Joyce Summers, 51, 11714 Purk Road, St. Paris, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 in her lovely log home on the former Beer Ranch in Clancy, Mont., after a six-year struggle with breast cancer. Surrounded by her loving husband and two children, her spirit moved on. A part of Joyce's essence will remain here on earth in the memories of her family and friends. Joyce was unusual in her acceptance and affection for all people. She never spoke poorly of anyone and was always reluctant to judge others. A quiet person in public, she will be remembered for her laughter and gentle, tactile, peaceful manner. She was born June 29, 1950 in Shelby, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence and Nellie Summers. Her father survives and lives in Shelby, Ohio. She attended school in Shelby, and was active in Girl Scouts and 4-H. After graduation she went to The Ohio State University, where she graduated with a degree in education. She then taught fourth and fifth grades in inner city schools in Columbus. Through her summer job as a horse wrangler, she met and married Mark L. Runkle on Feb. 14, 1981. A strong and involved mother, she directed her considerable energies into nurturing, sheltering and educating her two children, Mrs. Zac (Lana) Titus of Clancy, Mont., and son, Nathan Runkle of St. Paris. A sister, Judy Zehner of Shelby, and a brother, James Summers of Bucyrus, also survive. Joyce's organizational abilities made her a valued member of many parent groups such as the Troy Skating Club and Montessori communities in Ohio. These abilities also are visible in the two tastefully built homes she designed. For herself, she loved animals, adventure (biking, backpacking and horseback riding), and traveling, especially in Asia. In Helena, she was a member of the Emmaus community and strongly loved by the women in her Fourth Day group. In Ohio, she leaves many, many dear friends. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Cromes Funeral Home in Sidney, with the Rev. James Oates officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Center, Ohio State University Hospital, c/o the James Development Office, 300 W. 10th Ave., Suite 519, Columbus, OH 43210.

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Rouse, Mary Alice (Titus), 56, of Peabody, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, Dec. 12, 2007 at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Douglas A. "Skeeter" Rouse with whom she shared 20 years of marriage. She was born in Winthrop on Feb. 5, 1951, the daughter of the late Victor F. and Mary M. (Doheney) Titus and had been a resident of Peabody for the past 40 years. The Salem News. Dec. 14, 2007.

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Running, Helen D., 80, Spearfish, S.D., died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Mountain View Medical Center in White Sulfur Springs, Mont. Helen Mahoney was born July 20, 1920, in Lead, S.D., to Martin and Lottie (Titus) Mahoney. Her parents operated the general store and post office in Mud Butte, S.D., where Helen spent her childhood. Her family moved to Spearfish in 1935 so Helen could attend high school. In 1938, she graduated from Spearfish High School and enrolled in Black Hills Teachers College, graduating, with a teaching degree, in 1943. After graduation, Helen taught high school math and physical education in Spearfish, Nespelem, Wash., and Belle Fourche. Fifty years ago on Sept. 22, 1950, she married Raymond Running in Spearfish. They lived in Spearfish, where they raised their family, farmed and operated a vegetable stand. During her lifetime, Helen was active in the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, PEO, the United Church of Christ, the Lawrence County Cowbelles, and the Lower Valley Extension Club. Survivors include her husband, Raymond T. Running, Spearfish; three daughters, Barbara Running, Anchorage, Alaska, Bonnie Gebhardt, White Sulfur Springs, and Cheryl Corneliusen, Glendive, Mont.; one son, Peter Running, Spearfish; and 10 grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and son Josef Martin. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at the United Church of Christ, Spearfish, with Mel Miller officiating. A private interment by the family will be held later in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Running family for the establishment of a resting area along the Spearfish Creek bike path in Helen's memory. Fidler Funeral Chapel of Spearfish is entrusted with arrangements.

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Rusher, John "Ed," 85, of Bremerton died of cancer Saturday at his home. He was born Nov. 24, 1919, to Chris (Carl) and Elizabeth (Bessy) (Christmas) Rusher in Bremerton. He graduated from Bremerton High School in 1937. He married Ethel Castle on Nov. 29, 1940, in Bremerton. He served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Rusher had worked as a clerk for Travis & Yowell Hardware, as an apprentice shipfitter at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and then as a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, until his retirement in 1976. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, tree topping, beekeeping and gardening. He also loved to play cards and do puzzles. He was a former scout leader and was a member of the Odd Fellows. Mr. Rusher and his family were charter members of the First Christian Church of Bremerton. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Laura Tennyson and Betty Biggs; and two brothers, Ken Rusher and Carl Rusher. He is survived by his wife; a son, John Rusher and his wife, Carole, of Shelton; two daughters, Lauretta Castle of Concrete and Christine Titus and her husband, Jeff, of Arlington; a sister, Marilou Orr of Ferndale; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, 811 Veneta Ave., in Bremerton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1551 Broadway, Suite 200, Tacoma WA 98402. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel. An online memorial can be seen at www.lewischapel.com. The Sun. Dec. 1, 2004.

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Rushnock, Martha, 89, formerly of Main Street, Luzerne, died Saturday at Kingston Commons, where she was a guest. She was born in Luzerne and was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Nafus Oldfield. She attended Luzerne schools. Mrs. Rushnock was a life resident of Luzerne and was a member of Bennett Presbyterian Church, Luzerne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael P. Rushnock, in 1981; son, Aloysius (Al), 1988; brother, James Oldfield; sister, Elizabeth Ostrum. Surviving are daughters, Martha Zablotney and Elizabeth Brennan, both of Swoyersville; Dorothy Dixon, Edwardsville; Anna Titus, Hatboro; sons, Michael, Luzerne; Joseph, Palm Coast, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with her pastor, Rev. James Quinn, officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Crest Cemetery, Trucksville. Friends may call Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bennett Presbyterian Church, 501 Bennett St., Luzerne, PA, 18709. 03/25/2002.

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Ryker, Earl Wayne. On February 13, 2009 of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Stratford, NJ. Age 84 years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Marcella G. (nee Wagner). Devoted father of Richard Wayne & Marie Ryker of Sicklerville, Dale & Linda Ryker of West Berlin, Carol & James Chojnacki of Berlin, Karen & William Grubbs of The Villages, and Kenneth & Joanne Ryker of Stratford. Proud grandfather of Deanna & Greg Reilly, Michelle Delaney, Gina & Brian Reeves, Dale & Colleen Ryker, John & Angel Ryker; JR&Kim Chojnacki Marcy Chojnacki, Leona & Jason Farmer, Dana & Jim Mellor, Stacy Ryker, Ken Ryker, Kristin & Brian Paige, and Joanna Ryker. Great grandfather of 13. Brother in law of Howard and Dorothy Wagner, Shirley & Robert Titus, Charlotte Wagner, Ed Grundlock and Nick Demo. Also the late Walter Wagner, Catherine Hermann, Thomas Wagner, Mildred Demo, Rebecca Grund-lock, and George Wagner. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Earl was born and raised in Camden, NJ. He resided in Stratford for 30 years with his wife Marcella and five children. He was a long time member of Square Circle Sportsman Club. Earl was one of South Jersey's first police firearms instructors during the late 50's and early 60's. He was a World War II Veteran and served in the following campaigns: Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. He retired after 32 years of service to his country as a chief warrant officer (CW04) and relocated to Ft. Myers, FL where he enjoyed many good years of fishing. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Thursday evening 6:00 PM to 9:00PM and Friday morning from 9:00AM to 10:00AM at the Costantino Funeral Home 231 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 Funeral service 10:00AM at the funeral home. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park Cherry Hill. Courier-Post. Feb. 17, 2009.

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Ryker, Marcella G. (nee Wagner). Suddenly on September 8, 2008 of The Villages, Fl. Formerly of Stratford, NJ. Age 83 years. Beloved wife of Earl Wayne Ryker of 65 years. Devoted mother of Richard Wayne & Marie Ryker of Sicklerville, Dale & Linda Ryker of West Berlin, Carol & James Chojnacki of Berlin, Karen & William Grubbs of Erial, and Kenneth & Joanne Ryker of Stratford. Proud grandmother of Deanna & Greg Reilly, Michelle Delaney, Gina & Brian Reeves, Dale & Colleen Ryker, John & Angel Ryker, JR and Kim Chojnacki, Marcy Chojnacki, Leona & Jason Farmer, Dana & Jim Mellor, Stacy Ryker, Ken Ryker, Kristin & Brian Paige and JoAnna Ryker. Great Grandmother of 13. Loving sister of Howard & Dorothy Wagner, Shirley & Robert Titus, Walter Wagner, and the late Catherine Hermann, Thomas Wagner, Mildred Demo, Rebecca Grundlock and George Wagner. Dear sister-in law of Charlotte Wagner, Ed Grundlock and Nick Demo. Loving Aunt to many nieces & nephews. Marcella was born in Crisfield, MD, grew up in Blackwood, NJ and resided in Stratford for 30 years with her husband Wayne. She was a Member of Camden Chapter #35, Order of the Eastern Star for many years. Marcella was a waitress for many years at the Hawaiian Cottage and Latin Casino; she retired in 1979 to Ft. Myers, FL where she enjoyed the Methodist Church in Ft. Myers and recently at their new residence in The Villages, FL. A wonderful friend to many, she was always preparing meals for those who were ill, car rides whenever needed for friends who could not drive, and ALWAYS the chauffer on Bingo night. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Sunday evening 6:00-8:00PM and Monday morning 9:00-10:00AM at the COSTANTINO FUNERAL HOME 231 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009. Costantinofuneralhome.com. Funeral Service 10:00AM at the funeral home. Interment Locustwood Memorial Park.

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Salameh, Erin Carey, 23, of Land O'Lakes, died Friday (Oct. 8, 1993) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Willingboro, N.J., she came here 19 years ago from New Jersey and was a waitress. Survivors include a son, Mohammed; her father and stepmother, Robert and Arlene Carey, Fort Myers; her mother and stepfather, JoAnne and Terry Moses, Land O'Lakes; three stepbrothers, Mark Moses, Land O'Lakes, and Michael and Brian Moses, both of Tampa; two sisters, Leigh Boyles, Martinsburg, Pa., and Shannon Carey, Land O'Lakes; a half sister, Meagan Carey, Fort Myers; her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Carey, Runnymede, N.J.; her maternal grandmother, Louise Titus, Willingboro; and her step-grandmother, Beulah Moses, New Port Richey. F. T. Blount, Lutz/Land O'Lakes.

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Salter, William C., 67, of Manchester, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002. He was a retired R.N. with Akron Children's Hospital. Preceded in death by son, Rodney Salter, he is survived by wife of 40 years, Dorothy Salter; daughters, Cynthia (Frank) Starcher, Cathy Hall, Jodi (Mike) Shoupe, Tanya (Gary) Titus; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Gwen Lovett; and nephew, Steven (Sheila) Lovett. Mass of the Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at... Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - September 2, 2002.

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Donna Jane (Titus) Salzano, 88 years, died peacefully at Vestal Nursing Center (Broome Co., NY) April 23, 2010, joining her husband of 67 years, Jerry Salzano and infant son, Vincent. She lived her whole life in Endicott and Berkshire. Donna worked at Hamlin's & Corner Drug Stores, Endicott for many years, also Endicott-Johnson, and she did her part on the WWII home front working on blueprints at IBM. She loved nothing more than being in her garden, doing a jigsaw puzzle, and summer visits to Sylvan Beach. She leaves behind her daughters, Sally Crosetto of Berkshire and Candita (Rick) Lee, of North East, MD; her grandsons, Louis (Linda) Crosetto and Michael Prosman; her great-grandchildren, Jason (Amanda) Crosetto, Angela (Kevin) Botsford, and Cassandra (Dan) Vasquez. Donna was blessed with five great-great-grandchildren: Logan Crandall, Logan Botsford, Ella Crosetto, Kyla Jane Botsford, and Chase Smolinsky. She is also survived her brother, Emory (Elsie) Titus; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at MacPherson Funeral Home, 5 Whig St, Newark Valley on Monday, April 26, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. A funeral service and celebration of Donna's life will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. William A. Moorby officiating. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. Friends who wish may kindly consider a donation to American Lung Association, 155 Washington Ave #2, Albany, NY 12210 in loving memory of Donna Salzano. The family gives grateful thanks to Vestal Nursing Center staff, particularly Willow East, for the compassionate care given to Donna the past 4 years.

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Sammons, Mariline Ellen, age 70, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, November 19, 2007, at the "Mac" McGuire Skilled Nursing Facility in Hillsdale. She was born June 15, 1937, in Jackson to Charles & Jane (Cheeney) Ratcliff. She was married on January 14, 1955, to Norman L. Sammons and he survives. Mariline was a former employee of Harvard of Hillsdale, Horizon Sportswear and was a housekeeper for Innsbrook Resort in Tarpon Springs, Florida. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary and the Women of the Moose in Hillsdale. She was devoted to her husband and her family. Surviving besides her husband, Norman, are three daughters, Ronda Sammons and Kemm (Dallas) Titus, all of Hillsdale and Charlyn (Todd) Pease of Osseo; one son, Gary Sammons of Osseo; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers; Don, Paul and Merle; and one sister, Rose. No visitation or funeral services will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to the Sammons family. Citrus County Chronicle. Dec. 8, 2007.

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Samples, Calena Crum Died on December 26, 2008, in Walnut Creek, CA. She was 97. She was born in Ohio on October 14, 1911, to Roland Heyes Crum and Elvira Titus Abbott Crum. Calena spent her early years in Ohio but moved as a young girl to California, where she graduated from Richmond High School in 1929. She received a nursing degree from the UCSF School of Nursing in 1933 and practiced public health nursing throughout her career, mostly in the California State school system. It was here that Calena met her future husband, Claude DeWitt Samples, a physical education teacher, coach, and for many years principal of El Cerrito High School. The two were married in 1938. Family and friends were always very important to Calena. She held the family together during times of trouble and she extended herself to friends in all kinds of ways-being the "hostess with the mostest" at special dinners, inviting people to the family cabin at Lake Tahoe where the Samples spent their summers for many years, or showing up at her local bank with a plate of cookies for the staff, all of whom she knew by name. Calena and Claude were active in their local church, Tice Valley Methodist, and Calena loved her other activities: bridge club, book club, and the Mt. Diablo chapter of the DAR, to name a few. Claude's death in 1992 was a major blow, but Calena continued on as best she could. In addition to Claude, she had always been especially close to her mother Viva, her brother Abbott and her nephew Clark. In addition to her husband, Calena was preceded in death by her brother Roland Abbott Crum, MD; nephew Clark Crum Campbell of Salem, OR; niece Nancy J. McCarty and her husband Jim McCarty, both of Hickory, NC; great-niece Joan Kottman and her daughter Cynthia, both of Armstrong, MO; and great-niece Patricia Campbell of Salem, OR. Survivors include Calena's stepson Warren Samples of Bellevue, WA; great-niece Debra Badders, husband Brian, and sons Tyson and Blake, all of Hickory, NC; great-niece Jessica Abbott Campbell of Salem, OR, niece by marriage Marianne K. Campbell; nephew Brian Crum, wife Melanie, and their four children, all of Rochester, MN. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on February 7, 2009, at Hull's Funeral Home, located at 1139 Saranap Avenue in Walnut Creek, CA. Contributions may be made to Tice Valley Methodist Church or to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to Hull's Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the staff of Ygnacio Valley Care Center for their compassionate care of Calena Samples. San Francisco Chronicle. Feb. 3, 2009.

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Sanchez, Edwina C. died Monday in Albuquerque at the age of 77. Mrs. Sanchez was a member of the Blue Army. She is survived by her sons, Ambros Sanchez and wife, Frances, Clerance Sanchez and wife, Helen, and Roger Sanchez; daughters, Sylvia Sanchez Titus and husband, Desmond, and Emelina Herrera and husband, Vincent; brother, Tony Cano; sister, Rose Gonzales; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mrs. Sanchez will be held on Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A Rosary for Mrs. Sanchez will be recited on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Church. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW. February 28, 2001.

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Sanders, Viollete Maye. Metolius resident Viollete Maye Sanders died March 15, 2005, at her home at the age of 83. Mrs. Sanders was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Fallsville, Ark., to parents Jacob and Mary (Brown) Ryker. In October 1939, at Okmulgee, Okla., she married Frank Sanders. She was a teacher in the Oklahoma School System prior to moving to Madras in 1958. Her special interests included gardening, carpentry, writing, and music, especially singing and instruments. She also enjoyed teaching. Survivors include her children, Sharon Titus and Durinda Sanders, both of Madras, Karon Elliott, David Sanders and Rodney Sanders, all of Metolius; brothers, Pete Ryker of New Mexico, Wyman and Billy Ryker, both of Oklahoma; sisters, Versie Young, Doris Jones and Iris James, all of Oklahoma; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Sanders, her son Clay, and a brother. Funeral services were held March 21, at Bel-Air Colonial Chapel in Madras, with burial at the Round Butte Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home of Madras. Madras Pioneer. Mar. 24, 2005.

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Sandoval, Robert Sr., 91, died Feb. 19, 2007, at Wichita. He was born May 15, 1915, in Chihuahua, Mexico, the son of Luis and Isabel Sandoval. A resident of Newton since 1956, moving from El Paso, Texas, he worked for Rhodes Construction before retiring from the city of Newton. On Sept. 19, 1936, he married Juanita Ortiz in El Paso, Texas. She died July 6, 1983. On Aug. 1, 1987, he married Hope Lujano in Newton. She survives. Other survivors include: two sons, Ruben and Robert Jr., both of Newton; six daughters, Cruz Sandoval Martinez, Independence, Rosa Sandoval Gonzales, Nickerson, Annie Sandoval Castor, Wichita, Bertha Sandoval Lowmaster, Buckeye, Ariz., Margie Sandoval Titus and Irma Sandoval Unruh, both of Newton; three stepsons, Louis W., Robert J. and Richard S. Lujano; a stepdaughter, Mary E. Navarro; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; four nephews, and three nieces. He was preceded in death by four sons, Carlos, Jessie, Betito and Raul; a brother, Arturo; and a niece. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Newton. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church with the Rev. Floyd McKinney presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Newton. Memorials may be sent to Hospice Care of Kansas, in care of the mortuary. The Hutchinson News. Feb. 22, 2007.

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Sands, James E., 51, of Warminster, formerly of Lansdale, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, after a brave fight of nearly five months with liver failure, under the care of Caring Hospice, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Diane F. (Eakins) Sands. Born in Doylestown, he was a son of Edith (Gillman) Titus of Warminster and the late Francis Sands. Mr. Sands served in the U.S. Marines Corp. He worked in the food industry as a cook/server. He was well liked with his easygoing disposition and smile. He loved music, nature, fishing and cherished his wife Diane. They were each others best friend and their whole life to each other. They would have celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary December 2. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two brothers, Frank Sands of Boise, ID and Robert Sands of Harrisburg; three sisters, Kathleen Morgan of West Over, WV, Edith Sharkey of West Mount, IL and Barbara Godshalk of Warminster; and two step-sisters, Jodi and Michelle, both of Delaware. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Decker Funeral Home, 216 York Road, Warminster, where friends will be received after 10 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 or American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, in Mr. Sands memory. Delaware County Daily Times. Nov. 26, 2005.

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Santucci, George, age 84, of Voluntown, formerly of Mansfield and Plainville, Mass., died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at the William Backus Hospital in Norwich. He was 84. Born in Mansfield, Mass., on Aug. 18, 1919, he was the son of the late Salvatore Santucci and Pasqualina (Uva) Santucci. Mr. Santucci graduated from Mansfield High School in 1937 and served for the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII. He was employed for over 20 years at the Crosby Valve Co. in Wrentham where he worked as an assembler. Mr. Santucci previously worked at the former Mansfield Bleachery. For many years, he was an umpire for men's softball in the surrounding areas. Mr. Santucci was the former husband of the late Lillian (Bellevance) Santucci and Simonne Santucci and father of George "Joe" Santucci of Florida, Louise (Santucci) Travers of Mansfield, Mass., and the late Patricia (Santucci) Titus. He was the longtime companion of Gloria McDonough and is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. His funeral will be from the Bolea-Amici Funeral Home, 115 North Main St. Mansfield, Mass., on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 8 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, 330 Pratt St. Mansfield (Route 106) at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 5-8 p.m. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Norwich Bulletin. Dec. 9, 2003.

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Saunders, Betty Lou. Services for Betty Lou Saunders, 60, Logansport, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008 in the Gundrum Funeral Home.She died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis. Born April 10, 1948, in Rochester, she was the daughter of William Ira and Mary Alice Warner Nickels. She was married on Nov. 3, 1978, in Logansport to Boyd M. Saunders, who preceded in death on March 4, 2004. Mrs. Saunders worked as an assembler for Total Electronics, formerly Controls. She enjoyed doing word searches, attending family gatherings and watching John Wayne movies. She always loved spending time with her grandchildren and playing with her German shepherd, Krystal. Survivors include two daughters, Tina Bellar, Logansport, and Virginia Ransom, South Bend; two sons, James 'Allen' Bellar and wife, Shanna, Peru, and Billy Wilson, Elkhart, grandsons James D. Bellar, Mexico, Jhonathan R. Bellar, Peru, and Adam K. Ransom, South Bend; granddaughters Kathrine N. Bellar, Peru, and Tala S. E. Ransom, South Bend; and sisters Donna Tyre, Delores Titus, both of Peru, Janette Tow, Bonnie Miller and Wanda Sue Nickels, all of Logansport. Two brothers and two sisters also preceded in death. Pastor Dave Jodry will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Ever-Rest Memorial Park. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Association. Pharos-Tribune. Jun. 28, 2008.

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Savoy, Kent James, a resident of Centerville, died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at the home of his beloved niece, Ann Hebert Luke and her husband, Philip N. Luke, after a brief illness. He was 70 years old. A career military man, Mr. Savoy logged two tours of duty in Vietnam. He amassed numerous awards and commendations during his military service. He retired from the Navy in 1978 after 22 years of service to his country. Following retirement, he lived for a while in Mississippi, then returned to his home state of Louisiana, settling in Centerville. A kind and good man, Mr. Savoy loved spending time with his family, many of whom live in southwestern Louisiana. His major hobby was woodworking and carpentry. He built two homes for himself, one in Mississippi and one in Centerville. He was also an excellent mechanic. Mr. Savoy had no children. He is survived by one sister, Sylvia Savoy Smith and her husband, Edmond; one brother, C.P. Savoy and his wife, Frances; nieces, Kathy Hebert, Ann Hebert Luke, Kerie Hebert Titus, Elodie Gary Pruitt, Rebecca Smith Rutherford and Pamela Savoy Zuniga; and nephews, Edward E. Chase Jr., Charley L. Chase, Frank R. Chase, Courtney Gary, Philip Savoy, Kenny Savoy, Ned Smith and Scott Smith. He is also survived by numerous great nieces and great nephews and by his friends, Pamela Koll and Sandy McCleary of Centerville. Mr. Savoy was preceded in death by his parents, Cledus Philip Savoy Sr. and Annette Landry Savoy; by two sisters, Verna Savoy Chase Gary and June Savoy Hebert; and by one niece, Debra Hebert Deslatte. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ibert's Mortuary. Father Thomas Habetz will conduct a Mass of Christian burial at St. Joseph's Church in Centerville, at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 22. The church will open Monday at 9 a.m. for family and friends to gather and a Rosary will be prayed at 10:15 a.m. Burial of his cremains will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The Daily Review. Sep. 21, 2008.

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Scarangella, Anne Terese Potter. Mass of Christian burial for Anne Terese Potter Scarangella, 42, of New Cumberland, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland. She died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997 in her parents' home in Fairview Township, York County. Born July 5, 1955 in Ithaca, N.Y., she was a daughter of Lawrence E. and Catherine Titus Potter of New Cumberland. A registered nurse with Polyclinic Hospital of Pinnacle Health System, she attended Villa Maria College in Erie and York College. She graduated from St. Benedict Academy in Erie and Harrisburg Area Community College. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, surviving are her daughter, Tricia A. Potter, at home; one brother, Robert J. Potter of Erie; and two sisters, Mary A. Swenie of Fayetteville, N.C., and Elizabeth A. Capron of New Cumberland. The Rev. Lawrence R. Coakley will officiate at Tuesday's service. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Parthemore Funeral Home, 1303 Bridge St., New Cumberland. Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

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Schertzer, Mary A., 80, of Marysville died Tuesday afternoon (Mar. 29, 2005) at Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a hard-working farmer's wife. All who knew her will sadly miss her. She was born June 3, 1924, in Columbus to the late Lewis H. and Hazel G. Melvin Baker Sr. and was predeceased by a great-grandson, Colton Blackburn; and two brothers, Lewis H. Baker Jr. and George Baker. A devoted wife of 60 years, she married John L. Schertzer March 17, 1924, in Columbus and he survives. A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Schertzer and Tami Sue (Bob) Titus of Marysville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home with the Rev. John Groat officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Marysville Journal-Tribune. Apr. 2, 2005.

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Schiffner, Peter, Age 41, of Lake Park, MN, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, in St. Marys Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes, MN. Peter was born July 8, 1967, to James and Joan (Titus) Schiffner in Oakes, ND. He grew up in Verona, ND, until the family moved to Lake Park in 1976. He graduated from Detroit Lakes Junior High in 1988 and since then had worked at the DAC in Becker County. He truly enjoyed his work, took pride in it and was the Employee of the Quarter in the spring of 2008. He also enjoyed eating out, cutting coupons and spending time with family, especially the time at grandmas. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his parents, James and Joan Schiffner; brother, Mark (Kelly) Schiffner; niece and nephew, Drake and Sydney Schiffner; grandmother, Myrtle Titus; aunts and uncles, Ronnie (Bev) Schiffner, Pat (Neal) Steinberg, Sandra (Barney) Barnes, Susan Schiffner, Obert Jacobson; and many cousins. Peter was preceded in death by grandparents, George (Gertrude) Schiffner and Pete Titus; aunt, Nancy Jacobson; and uncle, John Schiffner. Visitation: Sunday, January 25, 2009, from 5:00 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., in Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park, MN. Funeral: Monday, January 26, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Lake Park, MN. Interment: Lake Park Cemetery. In Forum. Mar. 28, 2009.

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Schmeer, Jane Elizabeth. Services will be private for former Syracuse resident Jane Elizabeth Schmeer, 55, who died Friday in Vero Beach, Fla. A native of Syracuse, Mrs. Schmeer moved to Vero Beach 12 years ago. Surviving are her husband, Henry P.; a son, Tyler B. of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two daughters, Sandra Billings of Clay and Tracey A. Titus of Vero Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Haisley-Hobbs Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, Fla., has charge of.....Published on July 12, 1989, Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY).

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Schmidt, Raeanne 'Annie' Virginia, 3275 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville, passed away unexpectedly at 5:30 p.m. Saturday (4-22-06) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 51. Mrs. Schmidt was born May 21, 1954, in Grove City, a daughter of Joseph S. and Eileen V. Carone Furey. On July 5, 1984, she married David F. Schmidt, who survives. She was a freelance artist with a special interest and focus on folk art. She was an active member of Mount Hope United Methodist Church, New Vernon Township, where she enjoyed participating in Bible study groups and had served on various committees. She was an avid collector of antiques and paintings and enjoyed researching and collecting photographs and information pertaining to the local history of the Sheakleyville and Hadley communities. She was especially fond of her wired hair fox terrier, Daphne. Surviving besides her husband are: her parents of Hadley; three daughters, Bridget Titus and her husband Corey, Greenville; Kortnei Rush and her husband Kurt, Chesapeake Beach, Md.; and Kelli Coburn and her husband Jeff, Cary, N.C.; a son, David E. Schmidt serving with the Army in Georgia; five sisters, Karen Bradley, Sheakleyville; Mary Brenneman, Hermitage; Dorothy Beil and her husband Jeffrey, Greenville; Sheryl Sheulin and her husband Gary, Conesus, N.Y.; and Linda Sernik and her husband Chuck, Clarks Mills; two brothers, Edward Furey and his wife Norma, Fredonia; and Bruce Furey and his wife Nancy, Smyrna, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Deborah Snyder. The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 7 Condit Road, Sandy Lake 16145. The Herald. Apr. 24, 2006.

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Schmidt, Steven William, 57, Prairie Village, Kan., passed away Monday, December 15, 2008, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2008, at The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105, or to the memorial fund for his sons. Contributions may be made payable to Steven W. Schmidt Jr. in care of Commerce Bank of Prairie Village, 4006 W. 83rd St., Prairie Village, KS 66208. Steven is a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Lamba Chi Alpha of Pittsburg State University, and an active participant of Boy Scout Troop #381. Steven was preceded in death by his father, William E. Schmidt Sr., and brother Phillip L. Schmidt. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Schmidt, Shawnee, Kan.; two sons, Steven William Schmidt Jr. and Matthew Phillip Schmidt, Prairie Village, Kan.; three stepchildren, Stephanie (Brent) Titus-Boepple, Austin, Texas, Robert Titus, Austin, Texas, and Christopher Titus, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Debra K. Schmidt, Leawood, Kan., and Linda L. (Brent) Franklin, Shawnee, Kan.; a brother, William E. Schmidt Jr. (Leona), Mission, Kan.; former wife Gretchen J. Schmidt, Prairie Village, Kan.; two aunts, Patricia (Bob) Owens, Hutchinson, Kan., Marguerite Patzer-Jennings, Kansas City, Mo.; uncle and aunt David (Luana) Schmidt, Lake Clinton, Kan., and eight nieces and nephews, Kim (Tim) Blaski, Overland Park, Kan., Adrienne (Joe) Padgett, Shawnee, Kan., Corinne Zipp, Shawnee, Kan., and Rachel, Mallory, Bailey, Brent Jr. and Samuel Franklin, all of Shawnee, Kan. Online condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com. (Arr.: The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913- 631-5566). Kansas City Star. Dec. 16, 2008.

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Schramm, Peter F. July 17, 1997. Peter F. Schramm, of Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre, died Thursday at theWilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born in Hanover Township, he was the son of the late Peter and Frances Titus Schramm. He was employed at Lion's Inc., Wilkes-Barre. He served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are his wife, the former Theresa Saweikis; daughters Kimberly L. Dempkosky, Mountaintop; Beverly A. Schramm, Plains Township; Michelle R. Schramm, Askam, Hanover Township; Published on July 19, 1997, Times Leader, The (Wilkes Barre, PA).

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Schreiner, Herbert W., 91, 8 Woodmere Drive, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the Washington Nursing Center. Private funeral services will be at Gill Chapel with Bro. Ben Bean officiating. Interment will be at the Sugarland Memory Gardens. There will be no visitation. He was born on March 6, 1907 in Warren, Ohio to John and Katherine (Titus) Schreiner. He married Bertha McCrary on Aug. 6, 1966 and she survives. Schreiner, Warren Ohio High School, was a retired sales representative for Shell Oil Co. and attended the Methodist Church in Kuttawa, Ky. He had served in the Army during World War II from 1943 to 47. Also, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Columbus, Ohio; Rispah Temple Shrine, Madisonville, Ky.; charter Shrine Club member, Princeton, Ky.; Shrine Club, Cadiz, Ky. and Port Authority chairman, Lyon Co. Ky. for 12 years. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Judy White, Washington; three stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren. (March 10, 1998).

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Schroeder, F. Robert (Bob), 79, of Morrisville died, Saturday, June 19, 2004 at his home in Morrisville. Born in Trenton, Mr. Schroeder has been a Morrisville resident for over 53 years. Mr. Schroeder was the owner and operator for over 25 years of the Trenton Plumbers Supply Company in Hamilton. He was also the former owner of Root Away, Inc. of Morrisville. He was a graduate of Trenton High School. After graduating Bob enlisted in the United States Navy on December 24, 1945 four weeks after his 18th birthday. During the war he served in the South Pacific and the Philippines. Son of the late Francis R. and Emma (Naylor) Schroeder and brother of the late Ann Titus, he is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rose Marie (Fox) Schroeder; three daughters and one son-in-law, Gretchen A. Schroeder and her partner Beatrice M. Brosha of Bristol, Heidi S. and Albert Gerth, of Corning N.Y., Lisa Schroeder of Morrisville; two sons Francis Robert Schroeder III of Newtown, Christian W. Schroeder of Coconut Creek, Fla.; five grandchildren Samuel and Tina Gerth, Megan, Kate Lynn and Patrick J. Schroeder; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Katherine and Stewart Lord, Claire Pfleiderer, Dorothy and James Tramontana and Barbara Cook; one brother and sister-in-law Paul (Pete) and Phyliss Schroeder and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 11 a.m. from the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville with the Rev. John Eckert, Pastor of Holy Trinity R.C. Church officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral chapel on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 from 9 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made in his memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, 225 City Ave., Suite 104, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004. Bucks County Courier Times.

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Schubert, Marjorie L. "Marge," age 81, of West Market Street, Tiffin, died 1:40 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2006, at her daughter's residence in Defiance. She was born April 24, 1925, in Tiffin, to the late Edward J. and Marjorie M. (Shuff) Huffman. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gary (Linda Yoder) Grim of Defiance; one daughter-in-law, Diane Yoder of Bellevue; five grandchildren, Tom Scaife, Lori Myers, Heather Zdrowjewski, and Jon and Scott Yoder; eight great-grandchildren, Stephen and Joshua Scaife, Mallory and Abby Zdrowjewski, Derek Titus, Lane Stewart, and Leah and Wesley Myers; numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins; her loving and kind friends, Paul and Carolyn Dunn and their children; and her loving, loyal friends too numerous to mention. Marjorie is preceded in death by one son, Michael L. Yoder; her parents; two brothers, Edward Jr. and James Huffman; and a sister, Thelma Breidenbach. Ms. Schubert was a homemaker and had retired as a housekeeper. She had been a volunteer for the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary in Tiffin. There will be no visitation. The Rev. Tom Scaife, a grandson, will officiate the graveside service in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Contributions may be made to the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library; Defiance Hospice, 6825 N. SR 66, Defiance, OH 43512, or to a charity of the donor's choice in care of Traunero Funeral Home, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113. The Advertiser-Tribune. May. 26, 2006.

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Schuler, Theresa 93, of Seminole, previously Baltimore, MD, died on April 12th from complications of Alzheimer's. Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Eloise and Lon Titus of Jefferson, MD and Marcia and Robert Cooke of Madeira Beach; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Theresa was predeceased by her husband, Bernard "Buck" and their son, Dennis. The family wishes to express its appreciation to the staffs of Arden Courts of Seminole Alzheimer's Assisted Living facility and Suncoast Hospice for their excellent care and many acts of love and kindness. St. Petersburg Times. Apr. 30, 2010.

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Schultz, Daniel R., 60, of Bethalto, died July 30, 1999, in Alton Memorial. He married Barbara Titus, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Martha of East Alton; sons, Scott of Bethalto, and Mark of Cottage Hills; and a sister, Carolyn Brennecke of Dow. Services were through Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Memorials may be given to the National Ataxia Foundation and for the sound system of First Southern Baptist Church of South Roxana.

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Schulz, Frederick A. Sr., 68, died Monday at the Milford-Whitinsville Hospital in Milford after becoming ill while operating his bulldozer. He was the widow of Rebecca (Anderson) Schulz. Born in Mansfield on May 7, 1930, he was a son of the late Walter and Grace (Pike) Schulz Sr. He was educated in Mansfield schools. He lived in Mendon for the past 14 years and had lived in Mansfield most of his life. Mr. Schulz had been employed as a heavy equipment operator and was the owner of Schulz Brothers Land Clearing and Excavation Co., Inc. He was a modified race car driver and was the 1969 Track Champion of Norwood Arena and was the 1978 Track Champion at Westboro Speedway. Mr. Schulz was also an avid bowler. He is survived by his companion of 17 years, Elizabeth Cooper of Mendon; a son, Frederick Schulz Jr. of Taunton; six daughters, Leslie Schaufus of North Haverhill, N.H., Karen Forrester of Attleboro, Tammie Shepardson of North Haverhill, Elaine Fields and Gena Schulz, both of North Attleboro and Karla Schulz of North Haverhill; three brothers, Rudy Schulz of Foxboro, Bill Schulz of Norton and Richard Schulz of Quechee, Vt.; a sister, Lillian Titus of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Walter ``Sam'' Schulz Jr., Herbert Schulz and Paul Schulz. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield. Burial will be in Spring Brook Cemetery, Mansfield.

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Schunk, Ronald P., 71, of Unadilla, passed away peacefully in his home after a long illness, on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004. A lifelong area resident, he was retired from Unalam in Unadilla after 38 years of service. Ron was a loving husband, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dorothy VanGorder Schunk, whom he married Nov. 14, 1953, in Hancock; two daughters and their husbands, Deborah and Robert Smith of Unadilla and Melinda and William Barse of Unadilla; three sons and their wives, Ronald and Juanita Schunk of Cortland, Timothy and Tammy Schunk of Sidney and Thomas and Teri Schunk of Sidney; a twin brother, Donald Schunk, and sister, Marilyn Strumph, both of Honeyoye Falls; two brothers-in-law, Donald Boone of Cape Vincent and Bill and Cathy VanGorder, and a sister-in-law, Sally Titus, all of Unadilla, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. Interment will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla, in the spring. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, from the Westcott Funeral Home Inc., 123 Main St., Unadilla, (directly off Exit 10 of 1-88). The Rev. Gordon A. Polenz of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Sidney, will officiate. The family requests all donations be made to the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 542 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820 in memory of Ronald P. Schunk. The family thanks Evelyn Young and Hospice for all their care giving. Funeral arrangements are by the Westcott Funeral Home Inc., 123 Main St., Unadilla, under the direction of James S. Westcott and James C. Magee, funeral directors. The Daily Star. Jan. 6, 2004.

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Schwebach, Marvin, 63, of Coon Rapids, Minn., and formerly of Alton, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at the home of his brother Rodney near Alton. Marvin Schwebach was born Jan. 26, 1942, at rural Alton, the son of Theodore and Nathalia (Steichen) Schwebach. Marvin was raised in the Alton area and received his education at St. Mary's Academy in Alton, graduating in 1960. He was then a farm laborer in the area. On April 17, 1964 he entered the U.S. Army and served until being honorably discharged on April 15, 1966. He then moved to Waterloo, where he was engaged in construction. In about 1980, he moved to the Minneapolis, Minn., area where he continued in the construction industry. He was a member of Local 96 Roofers and Waterproofers of Minneapolis, Minn. He enjoyed fishing, camping, Nintendo, playing cards and spending time with his family. Survivors include seven sisters, Pearl and her husband, Donald Schnepf of Oyens, Helen Saint Peter of Moville, Rose Mary Wald of Minneapolis, Minn., Theresa Bunts of Alton, Donna and her husband, Dennis Ailts, and Charlene and her husband, Dennis Titus, all of Sioux City, and Lorraine and her husband, Bart Marshall of Hawarden; seven brothers, Paul and his wife, Bernice of Plymouth, Minn., Richard and his wife, Virginia of Washburn, Rodney and his wife, Marlys, Walter and his wife, Jo Ann, Stephen and his wife, Lorna, and Leon and his special friend, Nancy Laymon all of Alton, and Larry and his wife Patsy of Paullina; 37 nieces and nephews; 60 great-nieces and nephews; one great-great niece and one great-great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, David; one niece, who was his godchild, Kelli Sue Schnepf; and two great-nieces, Jessica Thomas and Allisha Titus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. John Vakulskas officiating. burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alton. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. today (Monday), at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Rosary Society and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the church. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements. Casketbearers will be David, Dean, Doug, Mike and Todd Schwebach and Jeremy Marshall.

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Schwebach, Nathalia A., 90, of Alton, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City. Nathalia A. Schwebach was born Oct. 9, 1914, at rural Alton, the daughter of Theodore and Alvina (Miller) Steichen. Nathalia was raised in the Alton area and received her education in both the rural school system and St. Mary's Academy in Alton until the sixth grade. She obtained her GED at the age of 71 from Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) in Sheldon. On Aug. 4, 1936, she married Theodore Schwebach at Alton. They lived in the Alton area. Theodore died Jan. 10, 1973, and Nathalia moved into Alton in the spring of 1980. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Alton, church Guild, St. Mary's Rosary Society, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 50 years. Survivors include seven daughters, Pearl and her husband, Donald Schnepf of Oyens, Helen Saint Peter of Moville, Rose Mary Wald of Minneapolis, Minn., Theresa Bunts of Alton, Donna and her husband, Dennis Ailts, and Charlene and her husband, Dennis Titus, all of Sioux City, Lorraine and her husband, Bart Marshall of Hawarden; eight sons, Paul and his wife, Bernice of Plymouth, Minn., Richard and his wife, Virginia of Washburn, Marvin of Coon Rapids, Minn., Rodney and his wife, Marlys, Walter and his wife, Jo Ann, Stephen and his wife, Lorna, Leon and his special friend, Nancy Laymon, all of Alton, Larry and his wife Patsy of Paullina; 37 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Behrens of Evansville, Minn., and Marjorie Lindquist of Hayward, Wis.; and two sisters-in-law, Alice Steichen of Elgin, Ill., and Maria Steichen of Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David; one granddaughter, Kelli Sue Schnepf; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Thomas; three sisters, Audrey Smith, Catherine Daum, Florence Stadie; and seven brothers, Alvin, Milo, Vernon, Sylvester, Robert, Howard and James Steichen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. John Vakulskas officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alton. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. Tuesday. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Rosary Society and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Mary's Church in Alton. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements. LeMars Daily Sentinel. Feb. 23, 2005.

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Sdraulig, Inez C.,a lifelong Petaluma resident and 50-year veteran of working in local mills and linen manufacturing, died Tuesday at the Oaks Nursing Home in Petaluma. She was 95. At her request, no services were held. She was born in Petaluma and worked for 35 years in silk and spool assembly at the Petaluma Silk Mills, which later became the Sunset Line and Twine Company. Later, for 15 years, she worked as a presser for Lace House Linen. She retired in 1967. Her family said she was an avid crocheter of afghans and loved to give them as presents to her relatives. She often knitted for residents of the Yountville Veterans Home because she felt a special kinship with veterans since her husband Louis, who served in the armed services, died in 1944. She is survived by her daughters, Louise Titus and Dorothy Klemenok, both of Petaluma; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Published on November 2, 1997. The Press Democrat

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Searfoss, Muriel G. Survivors: Sons, Barry of York, Carey of Bath, Grant of [Weatherly]; daughters, Shiela Gabriel and Celene Mokes, brother, Glenn, and sister, Rosalie Titus, all of Weatherly; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by daughters Madelyne and Rochelle.....

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Seiber, Bennie Ray. Funeral services for Bennie Ray Seiber, 61, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lighthouse Church, located at 2915 Spur 503 in Denison with Rev. Raymond England officiating. Services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. Interment will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Sandusky. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Mr. Seiber died March 16, 2007, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was born Oct. 31, 1945, in Dallas to Raymond Chester Alton and Viola (Harwell) Seiber. He was an avid Dallas Cowboy fan and enjoyed drag racing. Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Titus of Dallas; sister, Beverly Oliver of Garland; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dannie and Thelma Seiber of Garland and Robert and Joann Seiber of Blossom; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are Johnny Mitchell, Lynn Blake, Waylon Isom, Robert Seiber Jr., Ken Patterson and Edwin Dale Hopps. Gainesville Daily Register. Mar. 25, 2007.

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Seiple, Lorraine G. died Thursday, April 8, 2004. She was the beloved wife of the late James B. Seiple. She was the fiance of James E. Titus. Mrs. Seiple was the mother of Lynda G. Buehler and Deborah S. Brandt and sister of Herbert, David, William and Richard Chubb. Also surviving are five grandchildren. Relatives and friends and employees of PECO are invited to her funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 N. Easton Road, Willow Grove, where friends may call after 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Abington Memorial Hospital Hospice, 2510 Maryland Road, Suite 250, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, Willow Grove. The Intelligencer.

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Shafer, Anna Louise died Jan. 2 at North Shore Health Care in Loveland, Colo. Anna Shafer was born Aug. 23, 1913, in Joplin, Mo., the daughter of Jack Coleman and Helen (Campbell) Coleman. She married Archie W. Shafer on Jan. 25, 1937, in Cheyenne. Anna and Archie Shafer lived in Cheyenne, Casper and Denver before moving to Loveland, Colo., in 1999. She is survived by her son Jack L. Shafer of Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years and two sisters, Cosette Nagel and Jacque Titus. A graveside service will be held in Cheyenne at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Talking Book Library, 180 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80226. Wyoming Tribune-Eagle. Jan. 8, 2007.

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Shafer, Marie C., Center Street, Factoryville, formerly of Tunkhannock, died Sunday (January 9, 2005) at the hospice unit of Mid-Valley Hospital, Peckville. She was the widow of Thomas Shafer. Born in Hop Bottom on Sept. 29, 1928, daughter of the late Leon and Bessie Titus Conrad, she was a 1946 graduate of Springville High School and also the Hoyt School of Practical Nursing. For 19 years she served as administrator for the Marlatt Nursing Home, Tunkhannock. She also worked as a licensed practical nurse at Clarks Summit State Hospital. She was a member and past matron of Tunkhannock Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star No. 74. She was a former member of the board of directors of the Eastern Star Home in Warminister, serving as chairwoman of the admissions committee, and a member of the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Linda Setser, Florida City, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha Shafer-Callahan and James Callahan, Phoenixville; a sister, Lois Oakley, Hop Bottom; four grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter Conrad; a sister, Doris Winters; half-brothers, Van and Kenneth Conrad; and half-sister, Lillian Garey. The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with services by the Rev. Robert Wood, pastor, Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Interment, Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen. Friends may call Wednesday evening, 6 to 8. The Tunkhannock Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star No. 74, will hold services at 8. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. Times Leader. 01/11/2005.

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Shaner, Agnes Titus Compher, 91, died Friday (July 16, 1999) at Overlook Hospital in Summit of natural causes. She was born in Point of Rocks, Md., on January 4, 1908, to Brown and Nellie (Furr) Titus. Mrs. Shaner resided in Rumson, N.J., for 45 years before moving to Brighton Gardens in Mountainside two years ago. Surviving are a son, Frederic M. Compher; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Shaner had been a homemaker and a member of the Rumson Presbyterian Church. She was the beloved wife of the ...

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Shankle, L. Maxine, 80, passed away on December 24, 2008 in Middleburg, FL. She was born in Fontanella, IA, moved here in 2003 from Silver Spring, MD and was a member of Fleming Island Baptist Church. Mrs. Shankle was the wife of the late, George Lester Shankle and was predeceased by a grandson, Jim Beach. She is survived by her 3 daughters: Lyn (Cary) Beach, Gloria Shankle and Ginger (Rich) Overman; sister, Norma Jean Titus; sister-in-law, Dorothy Shankle; grandson, Dwayne C. Beach; 2 great grandchildren: Zachary S. and Heather L. Beach. Family will receive friends on Sunday, (TODAY), 2-4 PM at HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Rd., Middleburg, FL. Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Monday, December 29, 2008 at Fleming Island Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Folds officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hills Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Fleming Island Baptist Church, 1871 County Road 220, Fleming Island, FL 32003. Florida Times-Union. Dec. 28, 2008.

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Sharp, Mary Elizabeth, age 90, Pratt, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 17, 2010, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt. She was born July 2, 1920 near Hiattville, to Ray and Lena Allison. Survivors include her two daughters, Marilyn (Vic) Hook, Wilson, and Carolyn (Galen) Banks, Pratt. Mary was blessed with four grandchildren, Chad (Julie) Banks, Dodge City, Kristi (Joe) DiVetro, Wilson, Kyle (Gretchen) Banks, Pratt, and Gala (Joe) Smysor, Kansas City. She also had three great-grandchildren, Kennedy DiVetro, Wilson, Kyler Banks, Pratt, and Boyd Banks, Dodge City, and two step-great-grandchildren, Brandon and Hanna Baird, Pratt. Surviving brothers are Clarence (Lula Mae) Allison, Belle Plain, Raymond (Delores) Allison, Paisley, Fla., and a sister Margaret (Joe) Titus, Fort Scott. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Danny Sharp; her parents; and brothers, Chester and Frank Allison; and a sister, Thelma Kendrick. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Pratt and a former member of Grace Baptist Tabernacle, Fort Scott. Casket will remain closed. Graveside service will be Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. at Hiattville Cemetery, Hiattville, conducted by grandson the Rev. Joe DiVetro. Family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials to South Wind Hospice, American Diabetic Association, or donor’s choice in care of Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt, KS 67124. The Pratt Tribune. Sep. 20, 2010.

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Sharp, Ruth Eileen. July 11, 1916-April 5, 2001. Ruth Eileen Sharp, 84, Sacramento, Calif., died April 5 at Sacramento. Mrs. Sharp was a retired accountant. She was born July 11, 1916, at Crawfordsville, to Isaac Guy and Minerva Long Titus. She married Keith B. Sharp on Oct. 10, 1949, at Las Vegas, Nev. He died September 1971. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. A sister, Julia B. Tilford, and four brothers, Raymond J., W. Arnold, Isaac Guy Jr., and Gerald L. Titus, are deceased. Graveside services were conducted April 9 in East Lawn Sierra Hills Memorial Park. Lind Brothers Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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Sharples, Phyllis E., 75, died Wednesday in Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro, after a period of failing health. Born in Attleboro on April 13, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hazel (Gammon) Price Sr. She had been educated in Attleboro schools and was a graduate of Attleboro High School. She had also graduated from the Chamberlain School of Retailing and the Modern School of Design. She had resided in Norton for the past 44 years. Mrs. Sharples had worked at the Sinclair Manufacturing Co. as a purchasing agent for several years until retiring. She had been active in scouting in Norton and had also been a notary public. She is survived by two sons, Craig Sharples of East Taunton and Tracy Sharples of Edgartown; two daughters, Ann Titus of Norton and Cynthia Braybant of Canaan, N.H.; a brother, Frank Price Jr. of Attleboro; two sisters, Elinor Gustafson of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Carol Eustance of Goshen, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Norton Memorial Funeral Home, 19 Clapp St., off Route 140. Burial will be private.

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Sharps, Victoria C., infant daughter of Phillip John and Teresa Louise Sharps, North Little Rock, Ark., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Alexis; four brothers, Anthony, Stephen, Jason, and Ian; maternal grandparents, Linda and Larry Groseclose, Ivanhoe, Va., and Tim and Gerry Titus, Houston, Texas; paternal grandparents, John and Sandy Sharps, Dallas, Texas; and paternal great-grandmother, Wilma Sharps, Oakland. A service will be held at the First Assembly of God Church, North Little Rock, on Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m., with Pastor Rod Loy officiating. An interment service will be held at the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m., with Pastor Richard Seaks officiating. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to Kaleidoscope Kids, 1501 N. University Ave., Suite 680, Little Rock, AR 72207; or to the Neonatal Unit, Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall St., Little Rock, AR 72202-3591. The Stewart Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of local arrangements. The Republican. Jan. 27, 2006.

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Shaw, Lucille Maude. Former Calaveras County resident Lucille Maude Shaw died Aug. 3 at a Stockton hospital. She was 70. She a native of the Mokelumne Hill and Chili Gulch areas. She moved to San Francisco and lived in the Bay Area most of her life, including Piedmont, Alameda County, for the past seven years. She was a financial accountant for many brokerage firms. She is survived by a brother, Gene Cassella of San Andreas; sisters, Margaret Davis and Mary Zahniser, both of San Andreas; her best friend, Jean (Haverland) Paz of Lockeford, San Joaquin County; her longtime friend, Eileen Hillious of Valley Springs; nieces and nephews, Dennis Bayers, Gino Cassella, Kathleen (Zahniser) McClaflin, Chrissy (Cassella) Titus, David Zahniser, Randy and Rod Pitto and Lori (Pitto) Flaming; and many great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tricia Uselman; and a niece, Rhonda (Zahniser) Chase. A Catholic burial was held. San Andreas Memorial Chapel handled arrangements. The Union Democrat. Aug. 12, 2004.

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Sheehan, Margaret E. (nee O'Meara), 82, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Gary and Portage, passed away Friday, May 9, 1997. Preceded in death by husband Robert Sheehan in 1986, sister, Catherine Titus and niece, Margaret Calvin. Survived by many nieces and nephews. She will be taken to Nativity of Our Savior Church in Portage, IN, on Thursday for visitation from 9 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Scott officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given for masses. Rendina Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 219-980-1141.

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Sheets, Dortha “Dottie”, J. 87, Greenfield, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Springhurst Health Campus in Greenfield. Born on March 18, 1922, in Frankton, she was the daughter or Eugene Eustler and Thelma Eustler Albright. She graduated from Frankton High School. Dottie married Richard A. Sheets on September 4, 1971, in Lawrence. Surviving Dottie are her husband, Richard A. Sheets of New Palestine; children, Gary N. (Dee) Titus of Greenfield, Cindy Lou (David) Abbott of Beech Grove, and Vicky Lynn (Bob) Kenney of New Whiteland; twelve grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents; and a daughter, Darlene Phillips. Funeral services will be on at 12 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield with calling for two hours prior to the service. Pastor DeWayne Felber will be officiating and burial will follow at New Palestine Cemetery. Daily Reporter. Apr. 9, 2009.

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Sheldon, Walter F. Sr., 92, of North Attleboro, passed away on May 2, 2009 in the Madonna Manor, North Attleboro. He was the husband of the late Mabel (Hutchinson) Sheldon. Born in Attleboro on March 1, 1917, he was the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Abbot) Sheldon. Walter worked many years as a self-employed painter until retirement years ago. He served his country with honor in the U.S. Army during WWII. He enjoyed the many hours spent with friends at the Plainville Senior Center. Walter is survived by his children: Walter F. Sheldon, Jr. of North Attleboro, Larry Sheldon of Wisconsin, Carol Kenney of Florida, and Linda Reynolds of Attleboro, and a sister; Irene Hutchinson of Pawtucket. Also survived by eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Harold, Howard, Robert, and Charles Sheldon, Emma Carberry, Alice Marsh, and Helen Titus. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the John J. Diamond Funeral Home, 180 North Washington St., North Attleboro. Funeral services and burial will be private. Sun Chronicle. May 4, 2009.

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Shepherd, Charles Evans, 80, Ocoee, died Saturday, Dec. 13 (1997). He was a retired U.S. Army veteran serving for 23 years in World War II and the KoreanWar. He was a retired mechanic for Sears. He was instrumental in the organization of the Ocoee Girls Athletic Association, now the West Orange Girls Club. Survivors: wife, Viola; sons, Charles L., Robert E., both of Longwood; daughters, Susan Donahue, Louisville, Ky., Marie Titus, Crosshill, S.C., Mae Cappis, Norfolk, Va., Jo Ann Shepherd, Ocoee, Mary Jo Barnett, Atlanta, Ga.; 13 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, a pre-paid phone card may be donated to the U.S. Armed Forces. Send to Charles L. Shepherd, 19 Longwood Circle, Longwood 32750. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. The West Orange Times.

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Shields, Marie. Services for Marie Shields, 64, of Killeen, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Reggie Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Killeen City Cemetery. She died Feb. 25, 2007, at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen. Marie was born to William Bell and Rosie Lee Gramble on Aug. 18, 1942, in Lubbock. She graduated from Dunbar High School in Lubbock and passed the state board of cosmetology. She worked as a beautician until her health would not allow her to continue. She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ. Preceding Marie in death were her parents; husbands, Lenny Shields and Jesse Titus II; three brothers; and three sisters. Survivors included her son, Jesse Titus III and his wife, Alisia of Killeen; a daughter, Aykayla Woodson of Round Rock; two sisters, Mary Rainwater and husband, W.E. of Killeen and Betty Robinson of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Marie, Jesse IV, Antoine Titus and Tarnesha; one great-granddaughter, Terrihanna Woodson; and a host of other relatives and many friends. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the nurses and staff at Metroplex Hospital and Rosewood Nursing Home. The family would also like to thank Marie's entire circle of friends who supported her in Killeen, Lubbock and Slaton. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Killeen Daily Herald. Mar. 1, 2007.

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Shilling, Lorraine Titus, 83, of Glen Allen, Va., departed this life on Sunday, February 1, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Craig Shilling; and grandson, Robert Lee Chanslor. She is survived by her children, Loren Fumich of Memphis, Tenn., Valerie Hjort and her husband, Wallace, of McKinney, Texas, Marianne Frislid and her husband, Dale, of Sharpsville, Pa., Sharon McGinthy and her husband, Leon, of Glen Allen, Va., Valentina Coleman and her husband, Jim, of Midlothian, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Titus, of Crown Point, N.Y.; numerous other family members and friends; one loyal cat, Mia Yen Toy. She retired from Northrop Grumman where she proudly worked on the B-2 Stealth Bomber Program. A celebration of life party will be held in Texas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Virginia. Richmond Times-Dispatch. Feb. 2, 2009.

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Shinkle, Helen Louise, 72, Blue Springs, died Thursday, May 24, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs. Mrs. Shinkle was born Aug. 22, 1928, in Kansas, the daughter of Dallas Gulley and Zilphia Mae Gulley Morris. Before retirement, she was a dental receptionist. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother. Her survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Gary Titus and Kenna and Timothy Tuttle, all of Independence; four brothers, Bill Morris, Joe Morris, Leroy Morris and Dallas Gulley; seven sisters, Betty Harris, Lucille Brown, Pat Kioh, Maryiln Morrison, Therese Oswald, Mary Bragaw and Myrtle Martin; five grandchildren, Scott Titus, Shawn Titus, Tammy Titus, Kimberly Tuttle and Lindsey Tuttle; and many other family and friends. Memorial services will be 9 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Independence. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Mount Washington Forever Funeral Home.

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Shirk, Mary, 74, a lifelong local resident of Poughkeepsie, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at Eden Park Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Marys Church in Poughkeepsie. Born in Ossining, N.Y. on June 8, 1928, she was the daughter of Frederick W. and Frances Powell Titus. She married Robert Shirk in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Shirk predeceased her on June 25, 1989. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne DiBrango of Beacon; two sons, Charles R. Shirk and Christopher R. Shirk of Hopewell Junction; one grandson, Timothy M. Ketcham, serving in Germany as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Titus. There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Marys Church in Poughkeepsie. Father John Brinn will be officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery in Poughkeepsie. Arrangements under the direction of the Joseph J. Darrow, Sr. Funeral Home, Inc., 39 So. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie. Funeral Home: Published: 7/4/02.

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Shoemaker, Violet Mae Johnston, 89, of West Mansfield, formerly of East Liberty, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at her home following a brief illness. A homemaker, she was employed with the Harding Machine Company for six years and Bulldog Electric for five years. She graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1929 and joined the East Liberty Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1940. She was a former member of the Big Springs United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and canning and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was born March 3, 1911, in Big Springs to the late Lance Hicks and Ida Mae Stephens Titus and was predeceased by a son, Robert Eugene Shoemaker; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Mae and George Zedeker; a grandson, George Douglas Zedeker; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Freda Musselman and Vivian Stokes. She married Lester Moore Johnston in 1933 and he died Nov. 11, 1942. She was predeceased on May 11, 1987, by her second husband, Robert William Shoemaker whom she married in 1945. Affectionately known as Granny, she is survived by a son, William Roger (Pauline) Shoemaker of San Antonio, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Shoemaker of Chillicothe; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Albertas "Bert" (Kenny) Berry of Bellefontaine; and Altha Thomas of Traverse City, Mich., and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Tedd Wittenbrink will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1129 Park Road, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311. Marysville Journal-Tribune.

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Shook, Daniel S. Jr., 85, of Beloit died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, in Sun Valley East. He was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Janesville, the son of Daniel and Mabel Rodau Shook Sr. He attended Brown Street School in Milwaukee. Daniel married Dorothy Berens on June 25, 1941, in Milwaukee. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 73rd Armed Infantry from July 29, 1943, until Sept. 28, 1945. He was assigned to the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater, and was presented a Purple Heart. Daniel was employed at Yates American as a machinist for 37 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Rockton, Ill., Janesville VFW Post 1621 and Wisconsin Polka Boosters. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Berens) Shook of Beloit; daughters, Patricia "Patsy" Titus of Janesville, Dorothy "Dottie" Allen of South Beloit, Ill., and Sandra (Bradford) Phillips of Tucson, Ariz.; son-in-law, Michael Lynch of Janesville; grandchildren, Scott (Deb) Schiefelbein, Daniel Schiefelbein, Marvin (Melissa) Phillips, Jeremy (Kara) Phillips, Bernadette (Steve) Porter and Kristin (Mike) King; five great-granddaughters; three great- grandsons; stepsisters, Marie Whipple of Rockford, Ill., and Donna (Norm) Jaeger of Lindenwood, Ill.; stepbrothers, Glen (Delores) Rundberg of Rockford and Vernon (Barbara) Jackson of Seattle, Wash.; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Sheryl Lynch; granddaughter, Lynn Schiefelbein; brothers, Edward, Sanford, Robert and Harold; sisters, Elizabeth "Abbie" Unz and Jeanette Young; sons-in-law, Orvin Titus and Ned Allen; and stepmother, Norma Shook. Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb 28, in St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Rockton, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time; Pastor Richard Wagner will officiate. Burial will be in the Town of Rock Cemetery, with military rites accorded by VFW Post 1621. Daley-Murphy-Wisch & Associates Funeral Home, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, is assisting the family. Memorials may be given in his name to the Stained Glass Window Fund at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Rockford Register Star. Feb. 24, 2005.

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Shores, Robert S. "Bob," 52, rural Greenfield, died March 10, 2003, at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He was born Dec. 22, 1950, in Anderson, the son of Benjamin C. and Fern "Betty" (Titus) Shores. He was an employee of IMI and a farmer. He was a member and past master of the Eden Masonic Lodge 477, member of the Greenfield York Rite and the International Union of Operating Engineers. He helped found and was also a member of the Green Township Volunteer Fire Department. He collected and restored antique farm equipment and was an avid horseman and handler of A two mule team hitch. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Geanell (Masters) Shores of Greenfield; a son, Benjamin Shores of Greenfield; a daughter, Kandalee Shores of Greenfield; mother, Fern "Betty" Shores of Greenfield; a grandson, Garrett Shores of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews. His father, Benjamin Shores, died in 1968. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at Condo & Son Funeral Home, Wilkinson, with the Rev. Paul Enyart officiating. Burial will be in McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Shorey-Mills, Isabel Maureen "MiMi," 76, of Granville Ferry, passed away surrounded by her family on October 19, 2009, in Annapolis Community Health Center, Annapolis Royal. Born in Digby, she was a daughter of the late Maurice and Eleanor (Barker) Mills. Having worked in retail for many years, she was well-known for her clams and chips at "MiMi's Take Out" in Granville Ferry, later moving to "MiMi's Stationary & Gifts" in Annapolis Royal. She was a member for 20 plus years of Annapolis Royal Farmers Market where she hand made crafts, and most recently, jewellery and purses. She was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Annapolis Royal for many years. MiMi is survived by sons, Richard (Marilyn) and Brian (Robyn), all of Granville Ferry; daughters, Vicki (Rick) Smith, Upper Clements; Brenda (Terry) Hamilton, Lequille; grandchildren, Matt Smith, Carla Titus, Jill Marshall, Jeff Shorey, Natasha Hamilton, Lindsay Sears, Meghan, Emily and Briana Shorey; great-grandchildren, Brady and Abi Tooker, Alex and Cameron Titus, Lucas and Molly Smith, Ava Hamilton and Dakota Sears; sister, Betty (Jim) Nethery; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by granddaughter, Melanie Smith-Tooker; great-grandson, Nicky Hamilton; brother, Ira. There will be no visitation by family request. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday from Granville Ferry Baptist Church, with Rev. Bob Reid officiating. Interment will follow in Stoney Beach Cemetery. Donations in MiMi's memory may be sent to the Margaret Salsman Cancer Care Memorial Fund at 5387 Brooklyn St., RR#3, Waterville, NS B0P 1V0. Halifax Chronicle-Herald. Oct. 21, 2009.

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Silvius, Luther Howard "Bud," 78, of Forum died Monday, April 11, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 1, 1926, in Fayetteville to John Francis and Mable Cora Ham Silvius. He was retired from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by a son, Bill Ray Silvius. Survivors include his wife, Louise May Rogers Silvius of the home; two sons, John H. Silvius of Forum and Robert O. Silvius of Springdale; four daughters, Margaret Titus of Wichita, Kan., and Donnie Landers, Diane L. Essary and Linda Smith, all of Forum; one stepson, Mark Cummings of Hot Springs; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Brashears Funeral Home of Huntsville. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Glen Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Marshall Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Fancher, Harlen Houston, Clifford Miller, Gerald Ham, Doyle Root, Lee Ditmore, Freddie Ficht and Buck Ham. The Northwest Arkansas Times. Apr. 24, 2005.

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Sima, Lois A., 80. Sunday May 18, 2008 at the Southington Care Center. She was the loving wife of the late John F. Sima. Born Jan. 18, 1928 in Wyandotte, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Viola LaCourse. Lois was a communicant of Mary our Queen Church in Southington and of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Brimley, Mich. Lois was co-founder and secretary of Sima Drilling Company, Cheshire in addition to being a very special mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Ladies Guild at Mary Our Queen and a member of the Parish Council and a Eucharistic Minister at Blessed Kateri.  Lois is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Judith and John Block of Traverse City, Mich., John and Mary Sima of Southington, Larry and Kathleen Sima of Southington, Raymond and Cindy Sima of Cheshire, Patricia and Donald Titus of Malvern, Pa., James and Jackie Sima of Cheshire, and Robert and Kathy Sima of Southington; and a sister, Mary Mauren of Washington. She was the loving grandmother of Joshua (Kim), Jonathan (Tracy), Jennie, Larry (Erica), John, Kim, Marcie (Todd), George (Karen), Matt, Allison, Jamie, Katie, Jean, Kayla, Joe, Jessica, Kevin, Judy, Chris, and Julie; great-grandmother of six; a special friend to Niccole; and many nieces and nephews. Lois was predeceased by her sister, Mildred Sheppard; brothers, Kenneth, John and Raymond LaCourse. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May, 22, at 9:30 a.m. from the Plantsville Memorial Funeral Home, 975 South Main St., Plantsville with a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to Blessed Kateri Church, c/o Lawrence Sima, 318 DeFashion St., Plantsville, CT 06479. For online condolences and directions please visit www.Legacy.com . Published in the Record-Journal on 5/20/2008.

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Simcox, Mrs. Flora “Flo” of Lafayette, formerly of Lebanon, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at St. Anthony Healthcare in Lafayette. Born in Slavens, Ky., she was the daughter of the late John Sherman and Mary Lee Lewis Vaughn. She married Charles Simcox in 1967, and he preceded her in death in 1992. Mrs. Simcox owned, managed and cooked at several restaurants in the Lafayette area, including Morris Bryant and The Flame. She was a manager at Devon Plaza, Club Avalon and Holiday Inn in Lebanon. She retired in the early 1980s. She was a member of Lebanon Rock Church in Lebanon. She attended Calvary Memorial Temple in Lafayette. She was a member of the American Legion, Eagles Lodge and VFW in Lebanon. Mrs. Simcox enjoyed playing bingo, poker, singing and gardening. Survivors include a daughter, Audrey Nolley (husband, Harold) of Lafayette; three sisters, Billie Titus (husband, Glen) of Battle Ground, and Lois Becker and Kay Noyes, both of West Lafayette; a brother, Conley Vaughn (wife, Betty) of West Lafayette; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Vaughn of Mulberry. Also surviving is one grandson, Michael Barrett (wife, Kathy) of Lafayette; and three great-grandchildren, Brice Barrett (wife, Brandi) of Portland, Ore., Brandon Barrett of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Melissa Barrett of Atlanta, Ga. Also surviving are many loving nieces, especially Sandy, and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Kelly Vaughn; a granddaughter, Del Ann Barrett; and her twin sister, Clora Stovall. Flo has gone to meet her beloved twin sister, Clora, and family in heaven. Clora and Flo will be able to sing together again. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 N. 9th St. Lafayette. The funeral service is 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jerry Disbro officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Lafayette. Lebanon Reporter. May 11, 2009.

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Simple, Everette S. Our beloved son and grandson, Everette Dale Simple passed on Sept. 15, 2006, on his 31st birthday. Everette was well-known for his kindness and generosity for helping the elders in Venetie. He lived a subsistence lifestyle and was very athletic in his youth. He attended Upward Bound at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1991, Denakkanaaga Youth Conference in 1992 in Huslia, Job Corps in Oregon in 1993 and the John Fredson School in Venetie. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Carl Moses Jr.; grandfather, David Simple; great-grandfather, David Henry; uncle Peter Henry; aunt Judy Erick; cousins, Benjamin Henry, Abraham Henry Jr. and Charlotte Titus; grandmother, Helen Tritt; and his best friend, Roland Alexander. He is survived by his mother, Ethel Simple and her companion, Roland Riley; brothers, Craig Simple and Floyd Verney; grandmother, Mary Simple; great-grandmother, Ellen Henry; uncle and aunt, Gary and Margo Simple; great-uncle, Abraham Henry and wife, Sally; uncle, David Henry Jr.; cousins, Peter Erick, Christina James, Clyde Erick, Joni Titus, the Titus girls, Virginia Henry, Earl Henry, Mary Henry, Eileen Henry, Willie Henry, Gina Henry, Gary Simple, Patrick Simple and Emma Simple; his adopted family, Albert E. Tritt, Nena C. Wilson, Bertie Tritt, George Tritt Jr., Dionne Tritt; godparents, Vernon and Louise Sisto and Jerry Frank; and his dog, Nitro Magnum. A simple service was held in Arctic Village on Sept. 19. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Sept. 21, in Venetie. A funeral will begin at 2 p.m., officiated by the Revs. Trimble Gilbert and Margo Simple. A traditional potlatch will be held at the Shitsuu Sarah Frank Community Hall. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Sep. 21, 2006.

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Sims, Carl T., 82, of Terre Haute and Brazil, died at 12:52 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in Methodist Hospital. He was retired from Commercial Motor Freight. He was born Dec. 7, 1921 in Oaktown to Frank Sims and Annabelle Ivey Sims. Survivors include one son, Monte Sims and wife Donna of Belleair, Fla.; one daughter, Jeri Titus and husband Tucker of Largo, Fla.; one brother, Cecil Sims of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Craig Sims, Chad Sims, Jon Auth and Jerry Sims; former wife, Helen H. Sims, and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Teamsters, Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars 972 and Humbold Masonic Lodge. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday in Highland Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. David Deal officiating. VFW 972 will conduct military graveside services. Burial will follow. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Callahan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave.

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Sjolander, James Ronald, age 59, died on January 18, 2005 at his home in Pitman, N.J., where he lived for 35 years. He worked for Fischer and Porter and Andrews Glass in Vineland. For the last three years he worked as a Sales Representative for Kimble Kontes Glass Co. in Vineland. Hew as a member of the Friends Family Genealogy Assoc. Ron enjoyed coaching and his children’s sports teams, genealogy research, golf and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Nancy M. (nee Dye). Mother June Mather of Port Charlotte, Fla.; eight children, J. Ronald Sjolander Jr. of Pitman, Sheri Sjolander Wilson of Manchester, N.J., William T. Sjolander of Broomall, Pa., Sandra Tremblay of Manchester, N.H., Kathryn Titus of Franklinville, N.J., Jay Hughes III of Aura, N.J., Matt Hughes of Pitman, Jon Sjolander at home; sister, Regina Italia of Royersford, Pa.; brother, Gary Sjolander of Randallstown, Md.; and also survived by 10 grandchildren. Friends may greet the family on Friday after 7 p.m. and Saturday after 9:30 a.m. at the MATHIS FUNERAL HOME, 43 N. Delsea Dr., Glassboro, N.J. Funeral service will be Saturday 10:30 a.m. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jon Sjolander Education Fund, c/o Commerce Bank, Woodbury and Locust Ave., Pitman, NJ 08071. Gloucester County Times. Jan. 20, 2005.

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Skinner, James W. "Freight Train", 36, of Hammond, entered into his eternal home Wednesday, March 8, 1995 at St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond. Survived by his wife, Karen; three children: Melanie, Jaimee and J.D.; grandson, Benjamin; mother, Gloria Houx of Burnham, Illinois; father, Duane Skinner of Des Moines, Iowa; sisters, Lovena (James) Hall of Hammond, Sarah (David) Wunsh of Burnham, Illinois, Anna (Robert) Jaronski of Tallahassee, Florida, Alice (Randy) Burkmire of Des Moines, Iowa and Beverly (William) Titus of Hammond; brothers, Larry (Dorothy) Houx of Hammond, Donald (Pauline) Neal of East Chicago and Curt Houx of Fort Wayne, Indiana; numerous nieces and nephews and many good friends. Preceded in death by his brother, Thomas D. Skinner. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 13, 1995, 10 a.m. at the C.J. Huber Funeral Home, 722-165th St., Hammond (one blk west of Calumet Ave.), with Rev. Joe Reily officiating. Burial at Concordia Cemetery, Hammond. Frie nds may call at C.J. Huber Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m Mr. Skinner was a cab driver and van driver for Howard Cab for 17 years and was currently employed by P.T.I. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

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Slemmer, Frances K. (nee Kansy), age 81, of Bristol Township died Friday, December 3, 2004 at her home surrounded by her family. Mrs. Slemmer was born in Philadelphia, resided in Bristol Township, for 47 years and was a life long housewife. She was a very proud woman who cared very dearly for her five children. She is survived by her devoted husband of 65 years, Robert J. Slemmer, Sr.; five children, Robert J. Slemmer, Jr. and wife Helen of Fallsington, Frank Slemmer and wife Charlotte of Fla., Maryanne Titus and husband George of Levittown, Paul Slemmer and wife Linda of Bristol and Martin Slemmer and wife Joyce of Levittown. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend her service on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the Molden Funeral Chapel Inc., 133 Otter St. Bristol, Pa. Interment Bristol Cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Bucks County Courier Times.

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Slemmer, Robert J. Jr., a 27-year resident of Fallsington, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009. He was 68. Bob was born in Philadelphia and moved with his family to Bristol in the 1950s. He graduated from Delhaas High School in 1959. Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Kansy Slemmer; and his son, John Slemmer. He is survived and will be missed by his father, Robert J. Slemmer Sr.; his wife, Helen Martin Slemmer; his daughter, Heather Slemmer; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael "Mickey" and Debra Slemmer; and his son, Robert J. Slemmer III. In addition, he also is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Maryanne and George Titus; and his brothers and their wives, Martin and Joyce Slemmer, Paul and Linda Slemmer, and Frank and Charlotte Slemmer. He also leaves behind his beloved granddaughter, Madison Brielle Slemmer; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Dorothy Willis Bertles. Family and friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, 2200 Trenton Road, Levittown, where his memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made at the funeral home Web site below. James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Levittown. Bucks County Courier Times. Nov. 30, 2009.

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Sloan, Marion Baker. Of Jupiter, FL, formerly of Rumson, NJ, on April 9, 2000, age 76. Wife of Samuel Sloan, III, Mother of Marion Baker Sloan of New York, NY, Dorothy Titus McFeeters of Boston, MA, Cynthia Titus Powers, South Royalton, VT and the late J. DeWitt Titus. Grandmother of Richard, Patrick and Kenneth McFeeters, step-mother of Samuel Sloan, Jr. and Ellen Sloan Nicholson. Sister of Barbara Baker Greene and the late Newcombe Chandler Baker, Jr. Daughter of Dorothy Dryden Baker and Newcombe Chandler Baker.

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Smart, Oasis-Orchid Titus, 47, of 145 Oak St., died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, April 10, at her residence. Born in South Carolina, May 30, 1953, the daughter of Eugene and Ann (Gonyea) Titus, she had been a resident of Lewiston since December of 1999. Mrs. Smart had previously resided in Danvers, Mass. She enjoyed designing clothes and was an avid bird lover. Survivors include her husband, Sherman Smart, whom she married July 8, 1982 of Lewiston; her mother of Chichester, N.H.; one sister, Tina Marie Bont of Massachusetts; one brother, Gene Paul Titus of Chichester, N.H.; one niece, Amanda Michelle Bont, and three nephews, Mathew Ryan Bont, Joshua Adam Bont and Daniel Titus Bont, all of Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her father; one brother, Davis Anthony Titus; and one niece, Heather Lynn Bont.

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Smiarowski, Michael D. - Age 60, of Linden, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009 in Clearwater, FL. Services will be 2PM Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. The family will receive friends 11AM Wednesday until time of service. Mr. Smiarowski was a teacher for the Flint Schools - GISD. Surviving are: wife, Melodye; son, Andrew Orblych and wife Julie; grandaughter, Taylor Orblych; parents, Bernard and Juna Smiarowski; brothers, Steve Smiarowski, Pat Smiarowski and wife Kathy; sisters, Mary Virgin and husband Jeff; Jeanne Comparet and husband Tom; sister-in-law, Diane Edmonds and husband Bill; brother-in-law, Tim Titus; many nieces, nephews, and other family members. Flint Journal. Apr. 12, 2009.

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Smith, Allen B., 83, of Jacksonville, died Thursday (Feb. 25, 1999) at Hearthstone Manor in Medford. A private service was held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Foundation for hospice care, 1111 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504. He was born May 16, 1915, in Geary, Okla. He and his wife, Edna, who survives, moved to the Rogue Valley from Texas in 1986. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Tammy Dyer, Jacksonville, and Lois "Tina" Titus, Chehalis, Wash.; a son, William A. Smith, Pine River, Minn.; a brother, Floyd, Modesto, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives. Mail Tribune - Medford.

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Smith, Barbara Mae. Loving Sister Was born December 21, 1921 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Marvin R. and Mildred E. (Jordan) Smith, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2006, at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY, at the age of 84. She is survived by her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Earl Titus of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family at the Tioga Nursing Facility. At her request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Jerusalem Hill Elmira, NY. Pastor Clifford Proper will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. The Star-Gazette. Jun. 14, 2006.

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Smith, Beverly Ann (Reid), 66, wife of the late Lewis I. Smith, passed away peacefully Feb. 4, 2003, at a Bangor health-care facility. She was born in Brewer, Jan. 16, 1937, the daughter of Robert F. and Imogene (Titus) Reid. Beverly had lived in Hampden for the past 38 years and will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by a daughter, Robin McGlauflin and her husband, Arthur of Mount Vernon; a son, Kevin Smith of Portland; one brother, Dale Reid of Bangor; four sisters, Mary Ellen Michaud of Bangor, Nancy Craig of Reinbeck, Iowa, Constance Norsworthy of Bangor and Sandra Olmstead of Bangor; three grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband in 2001; and a brother, Robert Reid Jr. Visiting hours will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Debra J. Hanson, pastor, of the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment in the springtime will be in Clarkside Cemetery, Pembroke. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Beverly (Reid) Smith Memorial Cancer Fund, care of EMMC Charities, P.O. Box 404, Bangor, ME 04402-0404. For those unable to attend, condolences may be sent through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.

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Smith, Donald H., 88, formerly of Ellenburg Center died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Born in Altona, N.Y., on Oct. 1, 1917, he was the son of Harry and Phyllis (Houle) Smith. He was married to Lillian LaClair on May 19, 1947, in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Churubusco. Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of 59 years; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ula Smith of Ellenburg Center, Oliver "Les" LaClair of Churubusco, William and Janice LeClair of Ellenburg Depot, Victoria Titus of Burke; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and three brothers, Wilfred, Clarence and Lawrence Smith; and a sister, Clayda Malark. Mr. Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army on May 28, 1941, serving in the 145 Engineer Combat Battalion. He served during World War II in Canada, England, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany and the Battle of the Bulge. His awards include the Eamet Service Ribbon with five bronze service stars for the Normandy campaign, Northern France campaign, Rhineland campaign, Ardennes campaign and Central Europe campaign. His other awards include the American Theater Service Ribbon, the American Defense Service Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 23, 1945. Mr. Smith owned and operated a dairy farm for many years, retiring in 1980. He was a charter member and served as club manager of Veteran of Foreign War Post 8793, Ellenburg for 11 years, retiring in 1991. He was a communicant of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Churubusco. Calling hours will be held at the Chateaugay Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 18, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at noon on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church with the Rev. Howard McCasland officiating. Burial will take place at Immaculate Heart Cemetery, Churubusco. Donations in his memory may be made to Evergreen Valley Nursing Home. Arrangements are by Chateaugay Funeral Home P.O. Box 4, 36 Church St., Chateaugay, NY. The Press-Republican. Jul. 19, 2006.

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Smith, Dorothy A. (Dinjian) of Watertown, March 24, 2006. Wife of the late Guy Smith. Daughter of the late Harry and Victoria (Titus) Dinjian. Sister of the late Helen and Leo Dinjian and Mary Kerr. Dorothy is survived by several friends. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held prior to the Service from 10 to 11 AM. For complete obituary, guest book & directions     Boston Globe. Published on March 27, 2006.

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Smith, Estelle M., 99, of Yardley, Pa., died Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at her home in Yardley. Born in Trenton, N.J., Mrs. Smith has been a resident of Yardley since 1928, moving here from Lawrenceville, N.J. Mrs. Smith was a former member of the 4-H Club and the Contemporary Club in Trenton. She belonged to various card clubs and enjoyed playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles and walking. Wife of the late Ronald C. Smith; mother of the late Jean Woodward; and daughter of the late Frederick and Ella Updike, she is survived by one daughter Barbara S. Titus of Yardley, Pa.; one son and daughter-in-law Ronald A. and Dolly Smith of Hobe Sound, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held o n Saturday, January 10, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisville, 771 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, Pa. with the Rev. Harry Strong, Interim Pastor and the Rev. Douglas Hoaglund, Pastor of the Woodside Presbyterian Church officiating. Relatives and friends may call on Friday, January 9, 2004, from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville, Pa. and on Saturday, January 10, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services in the church lounge. Family requests memorial contributions be made in her name to the American Heart Association, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428 or the American Cancer Society, High Point Professional Building, 700 Horizon Circle, Suite 201, Chalfont, Pa. 18914. Bucks County Courier Times

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Smith, Evelyn M., 79, of Palm Bay, Fla., died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla. She was born in Erie May 3, 1921, daughter of the late Carl and Hilma Ellison Larson. She had resided in Florida since 1967. She worked as a secretary for Harris Corp. in Melbourne and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, the Amaranth and the Ladies of the White Shrine. Survivors include two daughters, Hilma K. Titus and her husband, Richard, of Daytona Beach,.. Erie Times-News (PA). September 26, 2000.

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Smith Gordon Clair "Smitty," 90, of Erie, died Monday, February 7, 2005 at Millcreek Community Hospital. He was born in Erie on July 8, 1914 son of the late Herman and Winifred Titus Smith. He attended Cleveland East High School where he ran track with Jesse Owens. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He worked as a clerk at the United States Postal Service... Erie Times-News (PA). February 11, 2005.

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Smith, Hoke A., Jr., 69, of 40 Cameron Ave., passed away Thursday morning (Nov. 27, 2003) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, after a sudden illness. Born in Hornell on Jan. 10, 1934, he was a son of the late Hoke A. Smith, Sr. and Marguerite (Reymann) Smith. On Oct. 29, 1960, in Hornell, he was married to the former Joann Titus, who survives. A life long resident of Hornell, Hoke was a graduate of Hornell High School, Class of 1952 and served with the U.S. Army from 1956-1958 and from 1961-1963. He owned and operated the former Richfield Gas Station in Hornell, was a supervisor for the Durkees Baking Co. and was also employed by the Big Elms Restaurant. For 19 years he was employed as the steward for the Arthur H. Cunningham American Legion Post No. 440 in Hornell, retiring in 1998. Since his retirement he was employed part-time for Wilkins Recreational Vehicles in Hornell. Hoke was a 42 year member of the Hornell Elks Lodge No. 364, a member of the American Legion Post No. 440, the Hornell Moose Lodge No. 210, and the Hornell Association. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed traveling. But the two most important things in Hoke's life were his family and many friends. His family includes his wife of 43 years, Joann; his daughter, Shawna (John J.) Hogan of Manhattan; his two sons, Hoke A. III (Christine) Smith and Todd Smith, all of Hornell; his five grandchildren, Ashleigh, Christopher, Anthony, Allison and Erinn; his sister, Harriet Smith of Hornell; his sister-in-law, Peggy Smith of Hornell; his nephew, Brendan (Stephanie) Smith; his three nieces, Megan (Edward) Clair, Kara Smith and Brigid Smith. Besides his parents, Hoke was predeceased by his brother, William Smith, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Helen Titus. Calling hours are from 1-3 and 6-9 p.m. today at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where the Hornell Elks Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 3 p.m. today and the Hornell American Legion Post will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan officiating. Committal services and interment, with military honors, will follow at Rural Cemetery, Hornell. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in Hoke's memory to either the Hornell High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 135, Hornell or to Faith In Action, 28 Church St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home. The Evening Tribune. Dec. 30, 2003.

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Smith, Margaret, 50, a private duty nursing assistant, died Tuesday in a Charleston hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens. Burial will be directed by Graham Funeral Home. Mrs. Smith was born in Oxford, N.C., a daughter of William E. Stroud and Nellie G. Greene Stroud. She was a member of Graves Baptist Church. Surviving are a son, Gerald Magnolia of Surfside; two daughters, Dena Dickerson and Crystal Bogan, both of Georgetown; two brothers, Robert Stroud of Henderson, N.C., and Ervin Greene of Whortensville, N.C.; two sisters, Shirley Titus of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Maggie Bracy of Georgetown; and nine grandchildren.

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Smith, Marguerite I. of Libertyville Marguerite I. Smith (nee Titus), 82, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, in Lincolnshire. Private funeral services will be held at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, Libertyville. She was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Fremont Center, the daughter of Harry and Irma Titus, She is survived by her husband, Warren, of 63 years of marriage and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Titus. Chicago Suburban Daily Herald. Feb. 22, 2009.

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Smith, Matthew M. Formerly of Pine City Age 31 of Colonial Heights, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly due to an automobile accident on January 25, 2006 in Elmira, NY. Matthew is survived by his wife, Cara Smith, formerly of Millerton, PA; daughter, Savannah Rose Smith; parents, Linda and Robert Smith of Pine City; father-in-law, Harold (Ricanne) Wheeler of Millerton, PA; mother-in-law, Kim (Richard) Pratt of Kentucky; sister, Christine M. Smith; brother, Luke M. Smith; sister-in-law, Sheenah Wheeler; brother-in-law, Abraham (Sara) Wheeler; grandfather, Robert M. Masia; grandmother, Barbara (Smith) Ward; grandparents-in-law, Lewis and June Wheeler; Ted and Dena Loukota; Richard and Beverly Smith; three nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins; many friends from home and Virginia; and "Shadow Marie", man's best friend. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Betty Masia; grandfather, Manville F. Smith; uncle, Robert P. Masia; aunt, Theresa Zinn; cousin, Patrick Titus; and uncle, Captain James H. Titus. Matthew was an avid hunter and fisherman and a graduate of the Southside High School Class of 1992. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, January 27, 2006 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2006 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church (Southside), 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Father Robert MacNamara will celebrate the Mass. Memorial donations in Matthew's name may be made to Savannah's Education Fund, c/o Christine M. Smith, 500-A Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904.

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Smith, Ronald Arthur died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Martin Memorial Hospital South, Stuart, Fla. He was 78. Born in Trenton, N.J., he had resided in Hobe Sound for 24 years coming from Yardley. He was a retired owner of Penn Paving Company of Yardley. He was a Presbyterian, a Rotarian, Mason, Shriner and member of the Elks Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Thelma S. Smith of Hobe Sound; sons, Ronald A. Smith (Stephanie) of Yardley, Kurt D. Smith (Roxanne) of Doylestown, Bruce L. Smith (Patricia) of Levittown; daughter, Carol S. Browning (Howard) of Stroudsburg; sister, Barbara Titus of Yardley; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. A celebration of life and a gathering of family and friends will be held in Yardley at a later date. Bucks County Courier Times. Dec. 20, 2008.

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Smith, Ruby B., 90, of Highland passed away Monday April 27, 1998. Survived by one son, Jackie (Agnes) Smith of Highland; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one son-in-law, Joseph Komorowski of Highland. Preceded in death by her husband, Herman in 1982 and three daughters, Janet Titus, Carol Short and Wilma Lee Komorowski. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 30, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. from the Kuiper Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Warren Otter officiating. Burial at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd. (two blocks south of Ridge Road), Highland, Indiana.

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Smith, Theresa (Titus), 49, formerly of Crown Point, N.Y., passed away due to complications of diabetes April 19, 2009, at her home with her husband, Jeffrey, by her side. Born May 28, 1959, in Ticonderoga, N.Y., she was the youngest of four children and was a resident of Louisiana for all her adult life. For more than 20 years, Terri worked for Wal-Mart in Moss Bluff in receiving and accounting. While there, she was actively involved with The Children's Miracle Network, Wal-Mart's adopted charity. She graduated from Crown Point Central School and attended Our Lady of Victory Business School in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She is predeceased by her father, Howard; and infant son, Brian. Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey; daughter, Christiana Hutchinson and her husband, Kevin, and grandson, Conner Bryant; stepchildren, Coty and La.Ticha; stepgrandchildren, Monica and Layla; her mother, Geraldine (Titus) Buckley, and her husband, Burdette of Easton, N.Y.; three sisters, Barbara Titus of Glens Falls, N.Y., Julie Mazurowski of Wilton, N.Y., and Karen Ross of Crown Point, N.Y.; one uncle, Collins Titus, and wife, Jeanette of Eugene, Ore.; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held at the Ironville Cemetery at a later date. Press Republican. May 1, 2009.

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Smith, Velma Lee Known to family as "Aunt Dee", passed away November 20, 2009 Velma was born on the 27th of June, 1921 in Cedar Hill, Texas to Willie Lee and Juda Rosa Moore Pickard. She was the youngest of five siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband Kaufman A. Smith; two brothers, Chester Pickard and Duard Pickard; two sisters, Loretta Meredith and Georgia Elizabeth Vincell; niece Elizabeth Vincell Lindley; and nephews Junior Pickard and Dale Pickard. She is survived by nieces Rosemary Vincell Titus, Elaine Chauvin, Mona Jean Price, & Joan Richmond; nephews, Roger Vincell, Larry Pickard, Bobby Pickard and Vernon Taylor. A Graveside service will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, November 24 at Little Bethel Cemetery in Duncanville. The Dallas Morning News. Nov. 22, 2009.

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Smith, Walter L. "Smitty", 77, of Peach Bottom, formerly of West Chester, died at home on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. Smitty was the husband of the late Virginia "Patty" Harbin Smith. Born in Kimball, W.Va., he was the son of the late Robert and Arietta Kegley Smith. Smitty was employed for 36 years as a screwman for Leukens Steel in Coatesville, working on the 140-inch and 206-inch rolling mills He enjoyed playing and listening to bluegrass music and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Surviving are two sons, Ronald A. Smith, husband of Joan, of Downingtown, and Garry L. Smith, husband of Patty, of Coatesville; two brothers, Frank and Earl Smith, both of Nottingham; three sisters, Marion Ayers of Delaware, Shirley Hall of Lincoln University and Trudy Roland Titus of Peach Bottom; two grandchildren, Donald Smith of Coatesville and Kirsten Smith of Downingtown; and two great-grandchildren, Connor and Ethan. Along with his wife, Smitty was predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Jimmy; and his sisters, Louise Berkey and Libby Taylor. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Founds Funeral Home Inc., 229 S. High St., West Chester, 610-696-0134, where friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Bradford Cemetery, Marshallton. Daily Local News. Jan. 4, 2009.

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Smith, Wilma H., 82, of Crawfordsville, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Crawfordsville. Mrs. Smith was born June 1, 1928 in Harrison County, the daughter of Earl William Smith Sr. and Lillie Iva (Eckert) Smith. She is a 1947 graduate of Otterbein High School in Otterbein and a graduate of Beauty College in Indianapolis. She first married Kenneth "Bud" Lawson 1948 and they lived in Boswell, in. He preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1977. She later married Robert Smith in 1984 and they lived in Boise, Ida. He preceded her in death 1988. She moved to Crawfordsville in 1995. She had formerly worked as a beautician in Pine Village, then worked as a secretary for Moews Seed of Boswell, worked for the Oxford Savings and Loan, Oxford and then was an Administrator at the Oxford Nursing Home in Oxford. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Crawfordsville. She is survived by a brother, Earl (Karon) Smith Jr. of Wingate; sisters, Carol (Bob) Titus of Crawfordsville, Erthie Steiner of Fowler and Geraldine Kenoyer of Monticello; step-son, Mike Smith of Minnesota; step-daughter, Mary Smith of Montana; and step-grandson, Nicholas Smith of Idaho; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, and a sister, Lorella Cady. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette, with the Rev. Bryan Smith officiating. Friends and family can pay their respects Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shoemaker Funeral Home, 202 Bratton Rd., in Waynetown. Memorial contributions can be sent to Horizon Hospice Care, 7 N. Washington St., Danville, IN. 46122 (Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.). The Paper of Montgomery County. Aug. 8, 2010.

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Smith, Wylan T., 72, of 2308 E. Winona Ave., died at 11:06 p.m. Thursday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Survivors include her husband, Jerry L; a daughter, Cynthia Goshert of Ligonier, Ind.; a son, Tal of Syracuse; a sister, Nellie Robison of Atwood, Ind.; and two brothers, Ted S. Titus of Landers, Wyo., and Don Titus of Nappanee. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, where friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Snedegar, Horace R., 95, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in a local medical center. Service will be at 11 a.m. today{Thu} in Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Coleman City Cemetery. He was born Dec. 5, 1903, in Rockwood and was a longtime resident of Coleman. He worked in the oil fields until 1978 and was a member of the Elm Street Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Berniece Snedegar of Coleman; a daughter, Helen Jean Titus of Taos, N.M.; a son, J. M. ``Mack'' Snedegar of Odessa; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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Snodgrass, Mary "Toni," 69, of Whiting, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Skien Lutheran Church in Sloan, Iowa, with Pastor Craig Bock officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City. Mary Tonette Olson was born Feb. 26, 1941, to Elliott and Maxine (Hutchins) Olson in Onawa, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Sloan High School with the class of 1959. Toni and Jerry Snodgrass were married in 1961 in Moville, Iowa. Toni spent her time as a homemaker raising their six children. She later worked at Marian Health Center as a cook for 15 years. She was a former member of Morningside Lutheran Church. In her spare time she enjoyed dancing and reading and liked all kinds of music, cooking and baking. She enjoyed watching basketball (she played when she was younger) and would talk to anyone who would listen. Her children and family were the most important people in her life. Toni is survived by her husband, Jerry of Sioux City; her mother, Maxine of Whiting; sons, Scott of Sioux City and Dan of Gainesville, Texas; daughters, Melissa and husband Greg Larson of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Amy and husband Rick Swenson of Sioux City; sons, Doug and wife Loree of Alta, Iowa, and Bob of Sioux City; grandchildren, Jeremy Maxfield, Ashley Snodgrass, Jillian Snodgrass, Michayla Snodgrass, Madalyn Larson, Elliott Swenson, Samantha Titus, Jeff Titus, Salena Titus and Lauren Larson; a great-grandchild, Justin Johnson; sisters, Becky and husband John Vermilyea of Hinton, Iowa, and Julie Casavant of Sioux City; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her father. Memorials may be directed to Pleasant View Care Center and/or the Big Sioux Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 420 Chambers St., Box 3716, Sioux City, IA 51102. Sioux City Journal. Apr. 22, 2010.

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Snow, Mrs. Mary Titus,90, of North Little Rock, wife of former University of Central Arkansas President Dr. Silas D. Snow, died Sunday (Oct. 5, 1997) at Lakewood Plaza Nursing Center in North Little Rock. Born May 15, 1907, in Hamburg (Ashley County), she was a daughter of J. F. and Alice Bethel Titus. She was a teacher at Corning (Clay County) and Crossett schools and secretary of the UCA Alumni Association. A lifelong Methodist, Mrs. Snow was a member of Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock and a member of the PEO Sisterhood and Crossett Book Club. In addition to her husband of 67 years, Mrs. Snow is survived by a son, Silas Dale Snow of Alexandria, Va.; a daughter, Sue Cooper of Little Rock; three sisters, Helen Erwin of Crossett, Louise Gettle of Stuttgart and Ruth Ingram of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with the Rev. Joel Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be W. E. "Buddy" Arnold, Hank Adams, Joe White, Winfred Clardy, Bill Pate and Jim Schneider. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Silas D. and Mary T. Snow Scholarship Fund at the University of Central Arkansas or to a favorite charity.

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Snow, Robert Walton passed away in the company of his three children on Sunday, May 25, 2008. He was 82, and was a resident of Carlsbad, NM, for 46 years. Bob was born in Asbury Park, NJ, on July 17, 1925. He was the first child born to Roswell Perry Snow of Springfield, MA and Mary Elizabeth (Walton) Snow of Asbury Park. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; and his three brothers Frank Perry Snow, Kenneth Wilbur Snow, and Albert Raymond Snow. As a boy during the Great Depression, Bob's family moved often. He graduated from high school in Allentown, PA. Bob entered Muhlenberg College with the NROTC program and later earned a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. A Navy veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific on the heavy cruiser, USS Fall River. Bob was a regular at annual reunions of those who served on that ship. In 1949, Bob married Margery Mathews Day of Allentown. An engineer job at a Proctor and Gamble plant took them to Illinois where Bob earned an MBA in the evenings at the University of Chicago. P&G job transfers next led to Cincinnati, OH and Lexington, KY. In 1962, now with three children, Bob came to Carlsbad to stay. He was the maintenance superintendent at Potash Company of America. Later, PCA was bought by Ideal Basic, then Lundberg, before becoming Eddy Potash, and now Intrepid. Bob retired as the Plant Manager of Eddy Potash. Bob was an Eagle Scout. Family members over three generations have followed his lead, including eight (so far) that are also Eagle Scouts. Bob volunteered in Carlsbad in many ways over the years: Scouter - Community Theater - First Presbyterian Church - Society of Mining Engineers - various advisory and ad hoc committees - and the Downtown Lions Club. Bob was among the founders and leaders of a grassroots effort that became "Citizens for Public Schools." Later, Bob served on an advisory team to consider the future of the Walter Gerrell's Civic Center and then was on the board of directors The Downtown Lion's Club has been a key focus of Bob's civic efforts since retirement. He was often seen around town with fellow Lions putting out flags on holidays or distributing flowers - all to raise funds to fight blindness and to help people worldwide to enjoy better vision. Last year, he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award. Bob married Margaret Elaine (Seery) Brininstool in 1975. Before retiring, Margaret was a teacher and an administrator in Carlsbad Public Schools. They would have been married for 33 years this June. Bob is survived by Margaret and their combined posterity who now number 26 and who reside in ten different states. The seven children of Bob and Margaret are as follows William Frank "Bill" Snow of Albuquerque, NM, Bruce Robert Snow (and Cathy) of Collierville, TN, Nancy Snow Dugger (and Charlie) of Carlsbad, NM, Cecil Allen Brininstool (& Debbie) of Flower Mound, TX, Charles Morman Brininstool (and Cindy Titus) of Mesa, AZ, Michael Ross Brininstool (and Stacey) of La Jolla, CA, and Phillip John Brininstool (and Lisa) of Reston, VA. 17 grandchildren (and their spouses) are as follows Emily Snow Bylund (and Kevin), Isaac William Snow (and Becca), Jonathan Robert Snow (and Whitney), Matthew Walton Snow, Sarah Gwynn Snow, Teresa Marie Snow, Erin Dugger Hicks (and Kyle), Vicki Dugger Cirbo (and Justin), Charles Edmond "Chip" Dugger Jr, Andrew Allen Brininstool, Allison Jannell Brininstool, DeEtte Brininstool Sallee (and "JB"), Ryan Andrew Brininstool, Russell Scott Brininstool, Ian Ward Brininstool, Taylor Rice Brininstool, and Stephanie Jo Brininstool. Two great-granddaughters are Grace Abigail Bylund and Bryce Haley Hicks. On Thursday, July 3, a Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 309 W. Shaw St, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Memorial contributions may be made to Chisum Trail District Conquistador Council - BSA 2603 N Aspen Ave Roswell, NM 88201 Or Downtown Lion's Club PO Box 642 Carlsbad, NM 88221-0642 Denton-Wood Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. 1001 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220, (575) 885-636. Albuquerque Journal. Jun. 15, 2008.

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Snowden, Blanche L. Graveside services for Blanche L. Snowden, 80, Logansport, were held at 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Hope Cemetery with Pastor Art Maloney officiating. She died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, in Logansport Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Memphis, Mich., she was the daughter of Lee and Lottie Presley Montney. On Jan. 23, 1943, she was married in Port Huron, Mich., to Andrew Snowden. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2002. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing potholders and in the morning, going to the west side McDonald's where she considered the restaurant staff thoughtful. She also enjoyed watching television, and her favorite programs were "Matlock," "Cops" and "Bonanza." She attended services at the Salvation Army. Surviving are two daughters, Annie Wheeldon, Logansport, and Barbara Cook, Columbia, Ky.; one son, John Snowden, Indianapolis; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and special friends, Mike and Ola Titus and their family, and Kathy Elpers. One daughter, Sharon Waller, and three sons, Andrew, William and Robert Snowden, also preceded her in death. Marocco Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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Snyder, Allene E., 83, of 102 Cummings Court died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 1999, at her home. Born Oct. 2, 1915, in LeRaysville, Pa., to Herbert and Inez Light Titus, she married M. Dean Snyder on June 2, 1944, in Belleville. He died in February 1963 in Good Hope. She also was preceded in death by one sister and two great-grandsons. Surviving are one son, David of Littleton, Colo.; three daughters, Marty Leininger of Morton, Mrs. Rob (Carol) Scherler of Elmwood. Published on May 19, 1999, Journal Star (Peoria, IL).

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Snyder, David G., 82, of Montrose, died Wednesday at the Hospice Preferred Choice Unit at Mid-Valley Hospital, Peckville. His wife of 56 years is Dorothy B. Snyder. Born in Johnson City, N.Y., son of the late Hubert E. and Amy Titus Snyder, he was a graduate of U.E. High School. He was employed by the Bendix Corp. for 37 years and was a member of Montrose United Methodist Church. Also surviving are a daughter, Sharron Palmiter, Redmond, Wash.; a son, David Snyder, Springville; four grandchildren; and a nephew. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, with the Rev. Dr. Horace Brown King of the Montrose United Methodist Church officiating. Interment, Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal, N.Y. Friends may call Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Endless Mountains Health Foundation, 36 Lake Ave., Montrose; or the American Cancer Society, 1101 Hill St., Jessup, 18434.

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Snyder, Lester, 57, of Utica, died December 11, 2005. He was born December 11, 1948 in Utica to Agnes and the late Lester Snyder. He is survived by his mother, Agnes Titus of Utica; brothers, Leroy of Little Falls, NY and Door Wayne of Florida; and sisters, Linda and Betty Jean of Florida, Lorraine of Little Falls, NY and Hazel of Utica. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Observer Dispatch. Dec. 13, 2005.

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Snyder, Robert E.,74, of Marco Island, died Sept. 17, 1999. He was born on April 26, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Marco Island with his wife Dorothy in 1967 from Lyndhurst, Ohio. Mr. Snyder was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1500 in Willoughby, Ohio and he was one of the original Kiwanis Club members of Marco Island. Before his retirement in 1990, he had been grounds manager at Mariner Apartments on Marco Island. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dorothy; two nephews, Gary K. Titus of Orange Park and Richard Titus of Euclid, Ohio. He was preceded in death by three sisters. A memorial service will be held at a later date for Mr. Snyder. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

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Snyder, Viola Irene, 93, of 1689 Coal City Road, Kennerdell, died at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, with whom she made her home. Born March 9, 1908, in Coal City, she was the daughter of George E. and Hulda A. Snyder Titus. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Snyder was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Surviving are a son and his wife, Larry and Pamela Snyder of Kennerdell; two daughters, Betty Whitman and her husband, John, and Phyllis Snyder, all of Kennerdell; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by four brothers; seven sisters; and a grandson, Brian Snyder. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home, Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald C. Bole, VNA Hospice minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Melat-Hanby Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Melat-Hanby Cemetery or to the VNA Foundation.

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Sodano, Clara, 89, of Surf City, N.J., died on March 20, 2002 at Manahawkin Nursing Center, Manahawkin, N.J. Born in Newtown, Clara was a 27-year resident of Surf City and formerly of Newtown and Penndel. Clara was a graduate of Doylestown High School and was a retired Cafeteria worker with the Council Rock School District retiring in 1976. She is a member of the Surf City Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, the St. Francis Guild and the Kynett United Methodist Church, Beach Haven, N.J. Clara enjoyed knitting and she enjoyed her family and spending time on Long Beach Island for over 60 years. Clara is the daughter of the late Samuel and Bessie Yates Krusen and sister of the late Calvin and William Krusen. She is the loving wife of 65 years to Dominic F. Sodano and the mother of Betty Ann Titus of Yardley and Dominic Sodano of Newtown and the grandmother of Gregory Sodano of Harrisburg. She is also survived by two sisters, Betty Transue of Langhorne and Dorothy Schenck of Trenton, N.J. and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Life Celebration, Monday, March 25, 2002 from 10 to 11 AM and to her funeral service at 11 AM at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, Washington & Lincoln Aves., Newtown. Interment will be in Newtown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Surf City E.M.S., 713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, N.J. 08008 or the American Cancer Society, 527 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, Pa. 18914. "A Life Celebration Home."

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Sodano, Dominic F., 93, of Surf City, N.J., died on February 8, 2004 peacefully at his home. Born in South Langhorne, Pa., Dominic was a 29-year resident of Surf City, N.J., and formerly of Newtown and Langhorne. Dominic was formerly employed at the Davis Hosiery Mills, and he retired from Strick Trailers in Fairless Hills as an electrician. He was an accomplished golfer, having three holes in one, and he was an avid hunter in Bucks County. Dominic enjoyed his family and spending time on Long Beach Island for over 60 years. Dominic is the son of the late Henry and Rose Sodano; husband of the late Clara Krusen Sodano; and brother of the late Samuel Sodano, Josephine Carrigg and Frank Sodano. He is survived by his caring children, Betty Ann Titus of Yardley and Dominic H. Sodano of Newtown; and his devoted grandson, Gregory Sodano of Baltimore, Md. He is also survived by a sister, Stella Pasquino of West Trenton, N.J., and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Dominic's Life Celebration on Thursday, February 12, 2004 from 10 to 11 a.m. and to his funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, Washington and Lincoln Aves., Newtown, Pa., 215-968-3891. Interment will be in Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Surf City Fire and EMS, 713 Long Beach Blvd., Surf City, N.J. 08008 or to Southern Ocean Hospice, 1140 Rt. 72 West, Manahawkin, N.J. 08050. "A Life Celebration Home." Bucks County Courier Times

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Sommer, Kathleen A. 53, of 855 E. Mishawaka Road, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 7, 2008) in Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Elkhart to Frank P. and Phyllis Jean (Reyes) Bolton. On Dec. 22, 2006, she married Mike Sommer. He survives along with two sons, Robert Titus of Oregon and Michael Titus of Elkhart; two stepsons, Michael and Matthew Sommer, both at home; three grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Jackie) Bolton of New Paris and Mike P. Bolton of Terell, Texas; and one sister, Candy Eddy of Torrey, Pa. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Sommer lived most of her life in the Elkhart area, worked at Memorial Health Systems, South Bend, and attended Ivy Tech and Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed her grandchildren. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, 950 N. Main St., Nappanee, and one hour prior to Monday's 10:30 a.m. funeral service at New Paris Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Don Meiner will officiate. Burial will be in Union Center Cemetery. The Elkhart Truth. Aug. 9, 2008.

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Soper, Susan Maria Titus was born in Providence, R. I., June 30th, 1839, and departed from this life March 15, 1921. Arteriosclerosis was the cause of death, which occurred at the home of her son in-law, Edgar A. Scott, at Olga, Florida. She was married to William Winthrop Soper, April 2nd, 1856, in Nemaha County, Nebraska. Six children were born to this union; two boys and four girls: She is survived by three children, Mrs. Mary Soper Scott, Olga, Fla.; Mrs. Adaline Lyda, Canby, Oregon, and Mrs. Anna Beatrice Shorton, Edgemont, S. D. In 1855 she came with her parents to the wide fertile prairie of southeastern Nebraska. The country was full of Indians and it took a stout heart to brave the wilds of that new land. From Nebraska she moved to Colorado in 1879, and buried her husband there in 1882. With her children she went to the, Black Hills of: South Dakota in 1883, where she resided until she came to Florida four years ago. She had good health until 1912 when her sight failed, and she had a paralytic stroke in 1917 from which she only partially recovered. All winter she had been ill, and very low for seventeen days. Everything was done for her that loving hands could do. She was a Christian, a member of the Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church, Custer County, S. D. The end came like a tired child going to sleep. As she lay in the casket there was not a line, wrinkle or shadow on her face. She seemed almost transfigured, as though God had wiped away every trace of her long suffering. Services were held at the home at 11 a. m., March 16th, conducted by Deacon LaFayette Mills of the Missionary Baptist Church: Interment was made at the Alva Cemetery.

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Sopko, Agnes C. (Williamson, Bighouse), 84, Columbus, Oh., died at Grant Medical Center on Thursday, August 6, 2009 as a result of an auto accident. Born July 22, 1925 in Columbus, Oh. to the late Bernard J. and Agnes M. (Frey) Bighouse. Retired from OSU Department of Preventive Medicine. Graduate of St. Peter's & St. Mary's High School. Preceded in death by brother James L. Bighouse, first husband Richard E. Williamson, second husband Paul M. Sopko, two sons Richard S. and John B. Williamson, granddaughter Mary Beth Williamson and step-son Paul J. Sopko. Agnes is survived by brothers, Edmund J. (Rosemary) Bighouse of Berryville, Va., John B. (Arlene) Bighouse of Galion, Oh.; Dora Louise Bighouse (wife of James L.) of Marion, Oh.; daughter-in-law, Eileen Williamson (wife of Richard E.) of Columbus. Also survived by nieces, Susan (Barry) Walsh, Jo Ellen Bighouse, Janet (David) Hedrik, Kathleen (Daniel) Stumpf, Mary Ellen Bighouse, Kimberly Bighouse Titus; and nephew, James L. (Michele) Bighouse; grandson, Richard S. Williamson (Jamie); and great- grandchildren, Zachary, Abbey, Ryan, and Emily Williamson. Also surviving are step-daughter, Jane (Sopko); stepson, Larry (Kathy) Sopko; seven step-nieces and nephews; and good friends, William "Bill" Sedor and son, Thomas. Friends received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. High St. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel, 6440 S. High St. Burial St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Timothy Church, 1070 Thomas Ln., Columbus, Oh. 43214. To sign the on-line register, visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com. Published in The Columbus Dispatch from August 8 to August 12, 2009

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Sowa, Vivian Wachal passed away Oct. 27, 2007, in Boise. Vivian was born June 19, 1911, in Bismarck, N.D., to Albin and Elsie Erstrom. She was a proud graduate of Bismarck High School class of 1927. Vivian and her family lived in Lewiston, Orofino, and Kamiah. She resided the past four years in Boise to be near family. Vivian was married to Donald Sowa, and they had 35 years of happiness together. Vivian is survived by her children: Patty Badgley of Boise; Betty (Ron) Titus of Bakersfield, Calif.; Carol (Keith) Ormond of Idaho Falls; Dorothy (David) Watt of Sandpoint; and Don (Annie) Sowa of Lakeview, Ore. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, her sister, and a brother. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don, three sisters, and two grandsons. Vivian will be greatly missed by her family. She has been an inspiration to us all. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Nov. 23, 2007.

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Sowers, Jim "Moe", age 76, of Greenup, IL passed away at 11:47 p.m. on May 17, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday May 21, 2009 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL with Brother Roger James officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral chapel. Burial with graveside Military Rites conducted by Cumberland County Veterans will be at the Aten Cemetery rural Hidalgo, IL. Jim was born on November 14, 1932 in Greenup, IL the son of Hobert and Bertha (Hutson) Sowers. Jim is survived by two sons Dan wife Gillian Sowers of Greenup and Dave wife Kristi Sowers of Sullivan, IL, two brothers Dick wife Wanda Sowers of Bethany and Bill wife Joann Sowers of Mason, one sister Pat husband Kenneth Titus of Greenup. Grandchildren Amanda Rotheburger of Villa Park, IL, Jeremiah Sowers of Mattoon, Sylvia Radosevich of Wheatland, CA, Tyler Carl and Josh Carl of Greenup, and Zachary Sowers of Sullivan and one great-grandchild Elliot Radosevich of Wheatland, CA. Jim was a retired auto mechanic, and was a Greenup Volunteer Fireman for many years. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He was a life member of the Greenup VFW post 4598. He was also a member of the Cumberland County Sportsman's Club. Journal Gazette. May 19, 2009.

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Sparkman, Robert. Our dearest, beloved father, Robert “Bobby” Sparkman, was called home to be with our Lord and Father on October 3, 1999. He passed away at Medical Center Hospital after a brief illness. Bobby was born to Monnie and Eva Sparkman on July 28, 1934 in Minden, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He married Dorothy “Dot” Titus on August 6, 1959 in Henderson, Texas. He moved, with his family, to Odessa in 1961 to work in the oil field industry. He started with Liberty Reversing Units and Fishing Tools, Inc. driving a truck and running a reversing unit. He became vice president in 1967 and president and full owner in 1972. Bobby was very active in the community and generously supported various local, state and national causes. He was an active member of the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang and currently served on the Board of Directors. He served as Gang Boss in 1983. He also currently served on the Board of Directors for the Permian Basin International Oil Show and was the first assistant to the Executive Director, Jay Alvey. He was a life member of the BPO Elks and had served as the Exalted Ruler in 1971-72. He also currently served on the Board of Directors of the Sportsman Conservationists of Texas and was a member of the American Legion. He had been a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church for 38 years. Bobby greatly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He spent a lot of time at his ranch in Mullin, Texas and truly loved hunting quail with his bird dogs. Bobby was preceded in death by the love of his life, his beautiful wife, Dot Sparkman, on October 4, 1996. He was also preceded in death by his mother, Eva Sparkman; father, Monnie Sparkman; and brothers, Jack Sparkman, Billy Jones and Carl Jones. He is survived by his six children, four sons: Terry “Butch” Vance and wife; Kristina of Waco, Monnie Sparkman and wife, Jill of Odessa; John Sparkman and wife, Leslie of Odessa, Jacky Sparkman and wife, Wendy of Odessa; and two daughters: Stacey Gerig and husband, Mitch of Plano; Joni Sparkman-Strawn and husband, Ben of Odessa. He is survived by 17 grandchildren who were the absolute joy of his life. He is survived by his brothers, T.J. Jones of Kilgore, Buddy Sparkman of Tyler, and Charles Sparkman of Seattle, Washington; and sisters, Billie David of Midland, Betty Smith of Henderson, Ann Best of Henderson, Gladys Crouch of Kilgore, Lois Siler of Price, Texas, and Judy Wilkins of Gladewater. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 1999, in the First Baptist Church of Odessa with the Reverend Doctor Jimmy Law of Chapel Hill Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Bill Edge, Bill Cooper, Randy Harris, Frog Allen, George Dennard, John Holdridge, Lynn Moore and Don Narrell. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang and the Permian Basin International Oil Show Board of Directors. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

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Sparks, Mildred C., 85, of 1375 U.S. 19 S, Clearwater, died Saturday (Sept. 2, 1989) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Born in Darlington, Ind., she came here in 1977 from Indianapolis. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Clearwater, and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include one daughter, Jane Titus, St. Petersburg; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter. John S. Rhodes, East Chapel, St. Petersburg.

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Spaulding, Elinor Titus of Lodi, who was born in Norwich in June of 1936, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 5, 2010, at the Keady Road farm where she lived with her sister, Karel Titus, and Annie Derousie. Elinor moved to Titus’ and Derousie’s Adventureland Farm from Smyrna, Chenango County, after her husband Thomas passed away in 1990. During their years together, Thomas and Elinor lovingly raised their multiply-handicapped daughter, Lisa, providing her with attentive care at home and transporting her long distances for educational programs. After her husband’s death, Elinor traveled weekly to Broome Developmental Center in Binghamton to visit Lisa, with the help of Caroline Hoover of Burdett and Lynn Carr of Newfield. Elinor recorded books on tape with sound effects, such as animals on her sister’s farm and her own voice, which Lisa took comfort in when her mother could not be with her. Lisa passed away in 2008 at the age of 36. Elinor was trained in cosmetology and worked for various salons in Norwich, where she opened and ran a private business for several years before marrying and raising a family. Since moving to Lodi 18 years ago, Elinor enjoyed helping on her sister’s farm, where she cared for its goats and chickens. In her spare time, she kept busy embroidering, sewing, knitting, working crossword puzzles, and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Completing a puzzle of 500 pieces in a day was not unusual for Elinor. She also liked to visit and have tea with her neighbors. She was an avid reader and a regular patron of the Lodi Whittier Library. Elinor’s friends will always remember her perky disposition and her awareness of current news stories. Elinor was predeceased by her parents, Volney and Esther Quick Titus, and siblings Hannah Goodwin, Kenneth, Arthur, and Willard Titus. In addition to her sister, Karel, Elinor is survived by siblings Jeanne Joslyn of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Graydon “Stub” Titus of Norwich, as well as several generations of nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Elinor will be held will be held at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 North Broad St., Norwich, , at noon on Jan. 12. Calling hours will be on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until the service at noon on Tuesday. A lunch will follow at the Northeast Classic Car Museum, 22 Rexford St., Norwich. Elinor’s Finger Lakes friends are invited to a memorial service with finger foods from 1-4 p.m. at Lodi’s Eagle Hotel on Jan. 16. In the spring, Elinor will be laid to rest in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Norwich. In lieu of flowers, Elinor’s family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Lodi Whittier Library, 2155 E. Seneca St., Lodi, NY 14860; or to DCMO BOCES, Chenango Campus, 6678 County Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815, checks payable to “DCMO BOCES” with the notation in memory of Elinor Spaulding. The Evenung Sun. Jan. 11, 2010.

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Speakman, William Bruce. 1928 ~ 2007. William Bruce Speakman, age 79, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father on Sunday, December 23, 2007, after a long and progressive affliction with Parkinson's Disease and ensuing complications. He was a loving, kind, and faithful man and will be greatly missed by the many people he has influenced throughout his life. Bruce was born June 15, 1928 in Ely, NV. He was raised in McGill, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy, and then completed a mission for the LDS Church in California. Bruce earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Utah and completed a teaching certificate from Brigham Young University. He later earned a Master's degree in education. For more than 30 years, Bruce worked as an educator in the Salt Lake City School District, teaching at East High School, South High School, Jordon Middle School, and Clayton Middle School. He married his sweetheart of 50 years, Marie Dean Speakman, on Aug. 8, 1958, in the Salt Lake Temple. They have five children, 15 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Bruce was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life. He loved his Heavenly Father and his Savior, Jesus Christ, and served valiantly in many callings in the church. He considered his most important role to be that of husband, father, and grandfather. He was devoted to his family, and enjoyed working, playing, camping, and traveling with them in many settings. Bruce is survived by his wife, Marie; five children; Marilyn Titus, Salt Lake City; Debbie Ostrander (Curt), Smithfield, Utah; Kathy Jensen (Glenn), San Antonio, Texas; Ken Speakman (Patty), Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming; and Steven Speakman, Salt Lake City; and by a sister, Gloria Wright (Shirl), American Fork, Utah. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lyman and Drucilla Speakman, and a brother, Aird Speakman. Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, December 29, at the Kenwood First Ward LDS Chapel at 3080 South 1765 East. Friends may visit with the family on Friday evening, December 28, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and again on Saturday morning, December 29, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. at the Kenwood First Ward Chapel. Interment will be at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park at 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.holbrookmortuary.com Published in the Salt Lake Tribune from 12/26/2007 - 12/27/2007.

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Speed, Mattie Bell Brack. Funeral for Mattie Bell Brack Speed, 52, Oklahoma City, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Howard-Harris Funeral Service, 1005 SW C, Lawton, with Darrell Balmer, minister of Jehovah Witness East, officiating. Mrs. Speed died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Oklahoma City. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery. She was born May 18, 1953, in Lawton to Adam Brack Sr. and Cora Mae Brack in Lawton. In the early 1950s the family moved to Lawton where she attended Dunbar Elementary School and Eisenhower High School. She married Gerry Speed. In 1983, she moved to Oklahoma City, where she was employed by Dickerson Hospital and worked in the surgical ward and as a supervisor of housekeeping for 12 years until she retired. Survivors include her husband, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Sherie Antonette Brack, Oklahoma City; a sister, Shirley Brewster, Lawton; a brother, Adam Brack Jr., Lawton; three grandchildren: Marques Perry, Dorisha Brack and D'Angelo Brack, all of Oklahoma City; cousins: Billy and Nancy Titus, and Evelyn Taylor, all of Lawton; and numerous other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Howard-Harris Funeral Service in Lawton. The Lawton Constitution. Oct. 23, 2005.

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Speer, Beatrice “Aunt Bea,” 88, of Scottsville died at 1:13 p.m. Nov. 3, 2009, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn. The Scottsville native was a homemaker and former member of Scottsville First United Methodist Church. She was a daughter of the late Harry Ernest Williams and Lucy Maloney Gumm Williams. She was preceded in death by a niece, Beverly Anderson; a nephew, Maurice Glen “Reice” Pearson; six sisters, Vera French, Pearlis Pruitt, Ann Goodman, Dorothy Pearson, Mildred Thacker and Juanita Sikes; and a brother, Marion Albert Williams. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday at Goad Funeral Home, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation begins at noon Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.goadfh.com. Survivors include five sons, Randy Speer and his wife, Irene, of Delphi, Ind., Dwight Speer and his wife, Carol, and Larry Speer and his wife, Barb, all of Zephyrhills, Fla., Jerry Speer and his wife, Velma, of Reynolds, Ind., and Charles Speer and his wife, Etta, of Lafayette, Tenn.; three daughters, Bonnie Goupil of Wolcott, Ind., Sandy Wise of Tampa, Fla., and Madge Mullins of Zephyrhills; four nephews, Wendell Pearson and his wife, Patty, of Scottsville, Ricky Sikes of Indiana and Jimmy and Glyn Goodman, both of Franklin; seven nieces, Gwen Wright and her husband, Gary, and Patty Oliver, all of Scottsville, Gail Sikes of Indiana, Martha Deasy and Jean Carol Goodman Bobbett, both of Bowling Green, Carolyn Titus of Colorado and Wanda Kelly of New Mexico; a great-niece, Regina Carter Boy of Scottsville, who was her guardian for two years and three months; several other great-nieces and great-nephews; 22 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. Daily News. Nov. 5, 2009.

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Speicher, Martha Mae, 81 Mother of Charles Lamons of Bluffton, Martha Mae Speicher, 81, of Wabash, died Monday, May 21, 2002 at Wabash Healthcare Center. Mrs. Speicher was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She was a member of Lincolnville United Methodist Church and formerly resided at Lincolnville, Ind. She was born in Grant County Nov. 21, 1919 to Bryan and Marie Coon Titus. Her marriage in 1952 was to Clarence H. Speicher, who died in 1981. Surviving, in addition to the son in Bluffton, are another son, Harold Lamons of Edwardsburg, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Sherry) Manns of Warsaw and Mrs. Robert (Diana) Dice of Wabash; two stepsons, Roger Speicher and Steve Speicher, both of Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Chet (Helen) Booth of Leesburg and Mrs. Bill (Nora) Kellem of Florida; two brothers, Jefferson Titus of Indianapolis and Dale Edward of Fairmount; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A son, a brother and a sister are deceased. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the McDonald Funeral Home in LaFontaine, Ind., with Pastor Bill Cook officiating. Burial will be in Center Grove Cemetery at Lincolnville. Visitation hours at the funeral chapel are today from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Speigle, Dorothy L., 82, of Somerset, died Feb. 17, 2006, at Meadow View Nursing Center. Born Feb. 16, 1924, in Somerset, daughter of the late John and Mary (Griffah) Winters. Preceded in death by husband, I.G. Speigle, and granddaughter, Stacey L. Winters. Survived by son, Terry Winters, Somerset; granddaughter, Crystal Titus, Waterford; great-grandchildren, Casey Belle Titus and Mariah Crothers, both of Waterford, and Heaven Faith Burnsworth, Boswell. Sister of Judith Gombita, Irwin, and John Winters, Fort Morgan, Colo. Member of the United Church of Christ. No visitation or services will be held. Arrangements in charge of Alternative Burial Corp. The Tribune-Democrat. Feb. 22, 2006.

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Spence, A. Eileen, 86, of Austin, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Austin Medical Center. She was born Oct. 16, 1918, to Myron and Grace (Kelly) Fevold in Humboldt County, Iowa. Raised in the Badger community, Eileen graduated from Fort Dodge, Iowa High School in 1937. She married Charles Spence on March 26, 1938, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was active in church and social activities in Malvern and Westchester, Pa., Decorah, Iowa, and in Austin. She was a member of Oak Park Village Association and Our Savior's Lutheran Church where she served on a circle and WELCA and Sons of Norway since 1994. Survivors include one son, Douglas (Judy Porter) Spence, Auburn, Calif.; three daughters: Janet (Thomas) Titus, Austin; Sharon (Craig) Tosh, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; Kimberly (Maurice) Piazza, South Coventry, Pa.; three grandchildren: Kenneth Titus, Jeff (Nancy) Titus, Kristen Titus; one honorary granddaughter, Kristin Tomanac; two great grandchildren, Julia Titus and Kelson Titus; and a brother, Roger Fevold, Badger, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Myron Fevold; her husband, Charles Spence in 1998; and one brother, Harold Fevold. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan.14, 2005, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Glenn Monson officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Worlein Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment is at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Badger, Iowa, at 3 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Landsverk officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Alzheimer's Association, Multiple Sclerosis, American Cancer Society or donors choice. Austin Daily Herald. Jan. 15, 2005.

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Spence, Charles T. The funeral for Charles T. Spence will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin with the Rev. Donald Deines officiating. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday in Blossom Hill Cemetery near Badger, Iowa. Mr. Spence, 81, a resident of Burr Oak Manor in Austin, a retired Quaker Oats Co. employee, died Monday (Feb. 2, 1998). He was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Audubon, Iowa, and grew up in the Fort Dodge, Iowa, area. On March 26, 1938, he married Eileen Fevold in Shelby, Iowa, and they moved to Austin in the late 1950s. In the 1960s they moved to Malvern, Pa., and for six years before returning to Austin in 1994 lived in Decorah, Iowa. Mr. Spence was employed by Quaker Oats from 1966 until his retirement in 1984 and was vice president of sales for the Ardmore Farms Division. He was a member of the Shriners Oriental Band, Lions Club, Kiwanis and Sons of Norway, started the Decorah Chapter of AARP, was a Cub Scout parent and organized the Salvation Army bell ringers in West Chester, Pa. Active in his church, he served on the council and was involved with youth group and Sunday school. He enjoyed genealogy and heraldry, gardening, traveling, photography and the outdoors. Survivors include his wife; a son, Douglas of Seattle; three daughters, Janet (Mrs. Thomas) Titus of Austin, Sharon (Mrs. Craig) Tosh of Exton, Pa., and Kimberly (Mrs. Maurice) Piazza of Malvern, Pa.; three grandchlidren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Olivene (Mrs. Bob) Cummings of Glide, Ore. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and an hour before the service Friday at the church. The Post-Bulletin - Rochester Date: 02/04/1998

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Spencer, Grace Huffman, 84, a resident of Kirkwood Retirement Village, passed away on Monday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hill officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the church parlor. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. in Elm City Cemetery, Elm City. Grace was born in Wayne County on Jan. 10, 1924, to the late Edward Ward Huffman and Lila Bowden Huffman. She was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Va., and was currently attending First Free Will Baptist Church in Goldsboro. Grace was a life member of the Albert Schiffer Ladies Auxiliary Veteran of Foreign Wars No. 2335 in Mecosta, Mich. She had served as the treasurer for many years and for three years as president of the auxiliary. For three years, Grace was also a member of the 12th district Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Grace is survived by her daughters, Faye T. Bartlett and husband, John of La-Grange and Lila T. McCoy of Virginia Beach, Va.; her son, Warren Douglas Thornton and wife, Nancy of Rodney, Mich.; her sisters, Ruby Attaway of Norfolk, Va., Girtle Lee Willoughby of Dudley and Frances Anderson of Garner; 12 grandchildren, L.T. McCoy III, Sonya Beuerle, Floyd Copeland III, Keilani Cope-land Kibby, Tanya Bartlett Grady, Franklin Bartlett, Carol Thornton Titus, Warren Thornton Jr., Daniel Thorn-ton, Kristina Thornton Casey, Harry McCoy and Daryl McCoy; and 22 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Hudson Thornton; a daughter, Peggie Copeland; a son-in-law, Larry McCoy Jr.; a sister, Jean Lynch; and two brothers, Russell Huffman and Cecil Huffman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534 or the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Arrangements are being handled by Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Goldsboro News-Argus. Jul. 31, 2008.

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Spotts, Esther P. February 28, 1913 - December 28, 2010 Esther P. Spotts, 97, of Julian, took Jesus' hand and walked into the light Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by love. Born Feb. 28, 1913, in Coleville, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle Cox King. On June 23 1934, she married Martin Luther Spotts, who preceded her in death on April 2, 1991. Esther grew up and attended school and church in Coleville with her brothers and sisters. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a long standing member of Brookside Wesleyan Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a prayer warrior and helped bring many hearts to the Lord. She will be deeply missed by us all. Esther is survived by three daughters, Janice Snoberger, of Julian, Donna Titus, of Dallas, Texas, Pauline Spotts, of Julian; three sons, Fred Spotts, of Erie, Phillip Spotts, of Erie, and Lynn Spotts, of Mt. Dora Fla. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronald; two sisters; and four brothers, Catherine, Virginia, Gilbert, Edgar, Dale, and Kenneth. A public visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 30 2010, from 6-8 p.m. at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte and from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Brookside Wesleyan Church, 403 Bush Hollow Road, Julian. Funeral services will be held Friday Dec. 31, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the church with Reverend Robert "Bo" King officiating. Burial will follow in Bush Hollow Cemetery, Union Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brookside Wesleyan Church, 403 Bush Hollow Road, Julian, PA 16844 and Centre HomeCare Hospice, Suite 6, 2437 Commercial Blvd., State College, PA 16801. Centre Daily Times. Dec. 29, 2010.

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Sprinkle, Marjorie M. (Tack). Passed peacefully to be with her Lord, on December 14, 2008. Marjorie was born on August 27, 1919, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Stanley and Leorah (Hewitt) Welch. A graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, class of 1937. Marjorie was a member of Cedar Creek Bible Church, and was a faithful servant to the Lord. Marjorie was an artistic person, who especially enjoyed painting. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and for being a fantastic, wife mother, and grandmother. Members of her family include; daughters, Terry Titus of Battle Creek, Sallie (Al) Graves of Delton; a daughter in law, Mary Losiewski of Kalamazoo; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd Tack, whom she married in 1944, and he passed away in 1982; husband Robert Sprinkle, whom she married in 1985, and he passed away in 2002; a son, Robert Tack in 2004; and a step daughter, Leanne Gross in 1989. Her family will receive friends today (Tuesday) 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, Delton. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 11:00 a.m., at Cedar Creek Bible Church, Pastor Brent Branham and Pastor Robert Norton, officiating. Burial will take place in East Hickory Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Cedar Creek Bible Church will be appreciated. Battle Creek Enquirer. Dec. 16, 2008.

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Sprout, Melba Pauline Savage passed peacefully into Jesus' loving arms on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Park Terrace Senior Living in Rancho Santa Margarita. Her husband, Ralph preceded her in death on July 31, 1998. They were married 64 years. Melba was born on September 18, 1913 the 7th daughter of Levi Melvin and Maggie Mae Garvin Savage in Burley, Idaho. The family grew to 12 children of whom 4 died during childhood on the homestead family farm. Of her parents and siblings Melba is the last to pass. Her grandfather was the well known Levi Mathers Savage who twice led push cart brigades from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah. During the Great Depression Melba moved with her family to Lomita, CA. She and Ralph Edgar Sprout met at Narbonne High School and they graduated in 1932. They were married July 15, 1934 in Torrance where they lived from 1938 to 1989. Ralph worked at National Supply Co./Armco Steel and Melba was a homemaker active in many volunteer positions. Both were dedicated supporters of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Torrance. They moved into a new home in San Juan Capistrano where Melba continued to live after Ralphs death, until 2002 when she moved into Park Terrace Senior Living in Rancho Santa Margarita. Melba leaves behind many dear friends as well as four daughters and their husbands: Sally and Clay Mallard, Fallbrook, CA; Peggy Louise Olivier, Davis, CA; Jeannie and David Beard, Valley Center, CA; and Linda and Henry Redderson, Laguna Niguel, CA. Melba is also survived by twelve grandchildren, their spouses and children: Rebecca Mallard; Derek and Gwendolyn Mallard Wilson, Spencer Wilson, Anastasia Wilson; Michael and Jennifer Mallard Artunian, Taylor Artunian, Dylan Artunian; Cynthia Mallard Titus, Amanda Titus, Farren Titus, Nicolette Titus; Craig and Andrea Olivier, Courtney Olivier, Grant Olivier, Vanessa Olivier; Laura Olivier, Britteney Olivier; Roger and Diane Beard Faber, Melinda Faber, Marcus Faber, Daniel Faber; Mark and Carol Beard Moody, Trevor Moody, Josh Moody; Daniel and Melissa Beard Esquerra, Nick Esquerra, Alex Esquerra, Zach Esquerra, Luke Esquerra, Sydney Esquerra, Ashley Esquerra,; Daniel and Carina Redderson; David and Jill (with child) Redderson, Nicole Redderson, Kevin Redderson; Deborah Redderson and her fiance, Matthew Bown. Visitation: GREEN HILLS MORTUARY & CEMETERY (310-831-0311) - Friday, February 6, 3:00-8:00pm, and Saturday, February 7, 8:30-9:00am. Memorial Services: COAST BIBLE CHURCH in San Juan Capistrano - 2:00 pm and PARK TERRACE Senior Living in Rancho Santa Margarita - Sunday, February 8, 2:00pm. Melba was a supporter of The American Red Cross and Coast Bible Church Missions Fund. Palos Verdes Peninsula News. Feb. 4, 2009.

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Spurr, Althea C. (Whittier), 102, formerly of Ipswich, wife of the late Albert H. Spurr, died January 25, 2007, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn. Born in Haverhill, September 10, 1904, she was the daughter of the late Justin S. and Carrie M. (Horton) Whittier. A 1923 graduate of the Manning High School, she had been employed at the First National Bank in Ipswich for 13 years. Married in 1934 in Ipswich, Mrs. Spurr had lived for many years in Chelmsford and later in Nashua, N.H. She had been a Farmington, Conn., resident for the last 16 years. She was a former member of the First Congregational Church in Ipswich and the Chelmsford Congregational Church. She had also been a member of the Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Spurr is survived by a daughter, Janice Spurr Titus of Avon, Conn.; a son, Richard E. Spurr of Nashua, N.H.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Robert H. Spurr, formerly of Dunstable; and sister of the late Bernice Caldwell, formerly of New Castle, Pa., Maynard Whittier, formerly of Florence, Ky., and Ross Whittier and Janice Blethen, both formerly of Ipswich. Private graveside services were held January 26 in the Southside Cemetery, Ipswich. Arrangements were by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Ipswich Chronicle. Jan. 31, 2007.

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Squires, Brien Thomas of Ferndale died unexpectedly of a heart attack on January 2, 2005, while snow shoeing on his beloved Mt. Baker. He was 48. Brien was born in Seattle to Jane (O'Brien) and Thomas Squires on June 15, 1956. He grew up in many unique places around the world as an Air Force Brat, ultimately graduating from Langley High School in 1974. He graduated from WWU in 1982 and never wanted to leave the beautiful N.W. Brien was an avid outdoorsman and had completed 98% of the Washington's PCT and had climbed all of Washington's volcanoes. Brien is survived by Shelley, his loving wife of 25 years, and their much loved daughters, Caitlin Elizabeth and Hillary Gray. Brien worked for Allsop Inc. for 20 years and was their purchasing manager. He was greatly loved and will be sorrowfully missed by his mother Jane Squires Hart and Harold; brother Perry Squires and his wife Colleen; sister Amy Squires Van Dam and her husband Wayne; nieces and nephews Molly, Megan, Max, and Braeden; mother and father-in-law, Fran and Glenn Titus; brother-in-law James Titus and his wife Kim; and many good friends. We take comfort in knowing that Brien, who saw God personified in nature, is now in heaven climbing new uncharted mountains. He is preceded in death by his father Thomas Hayden Squires. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 8, 2005, at 11:00 am at Birchwood Presbyterian Church with Rev. Tim Lann officiating. A Brien Squires Memorial Fund to benefit his children's college education has been established at Whatcom Educational Credit Union. P.O. Box 9750. Bellingham, WA 98027. The Bellingham Herald. Jan. 6, 2005.

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Staats, Lewis James, 62, of John Brown Road, Lake Placid, after a brief illness, passed away peacefully with his family on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at his home. He was born in Phillipsburg, N.J., on Nov. 2, 1942, the son of Frank D. and Mildred Staats. On Sept. 7, 1963, he married Lorraine Titus from Paul Smiths at St. Regis Presbyterian Church in Paul Smiths. In addition to his wife, Lorraine, he is survived by one brother, Frank Staats and his wife, Alice, of Oxford, N.J.; one uncle, Harold Staats, of Oxford, N.J.; two daughters, Lori Ann and her husband, Eugene "Butch" Martin of Lake Placid, and Lisa Jane Bimonte of Lake Placid; one son, James Dayton and his wife, Lori Abbott Staats of Lake Placid; two granddaughters, Lorissa Martin and Elizabeth Bimonte, both of Lake Placid, plus three nephews and several cousins. Lew was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He gained much gratification by spending many endless hours out in the woods enjoying our Adirondack seasons. He attended Paul Smiths College, graduating in 1962 with an associate's degree in applied sciences forestry. In 1986, he obtained a bachelor of sciences in forest management from SUNY Empire State College. In 1992, he obtained his master's degree in forest resource management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. He was employed by Cornell University as an Extension associate and research specialist manager at the Uihlein Sugar Maple Field Station in Lake Placid from 1965 to 2001. After retiring from Cornell University, he continued his work in the field of forestry and maple production as an adjunct professor at Paul Smiths College. Lew obtained many professional awards in the field of maple production, including the Charles R. Hubbell Memorial Award in 1993 "for service to the New York maple industry." He also was inducted into the American Maple Museum Hall of Fame in 1997 in Croghan, N.Y. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid. The Rev. Ray Bronk, rector of St. Eustace Episcopal Church, will officiate the funeral service on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. The family is asking for donations in Lew's memory to be made to Cornell University for the ongoing research at the Lake Placid Maple Field Station, c/o Brian Chabot, Corson Hall, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853; to High Peaks Hospice, P.O. Box 840, Saranac Lake, N.Y. 12983-0840; or Adirondack Community Trust for the Lewis J. Staats Endowment-Scholarship Fund, 2038 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, N.Y. 12946. Record Pub. Dec. 12, 2005.

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Staats, Lorraine Titus, 62, of 75 John Brown Road in Lake Placid, passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Monday, Oct. 15, 2007 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Born on Feb. 17, 1945 in Saranac Lake, she was the daughter of James and Blanche Titus of Paul Smiths. On Sept. 7, 1963, she married Lewis Staats of Oxford, N.J. at St. Regis Presbyterian Church in Paul Smiths. Lorraine graduated from Saranac Lake Central High School and attended Paul Smith's College as well as North Country Community College, where she earned her Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She worked at Placid Memorial Hospital for 23 years and also worked as a Lake Placid High School library assistant, Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce customer service representative, Mirror Lake Inn Spa hostess and Greenwood Apartments assistant to the director. Lorraine was one of the first medical attendants of the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service. She was very active in the Ladies Auxiliary at the American Legion Post 326, the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Chapter of the Red Hat Society. She loved spending time with her family and friends and vacationing on the coasts of Maine and Florida. She loved being the nurturing grandmother and babysitter to her two granddaughters and grandpuppy. She was known for having a generous heart and gave many volunteer hours to various organizations. She is survived by her mother of Saranac Lake; one sister, Jane Davis and her husband Cliff of Bangor, Maine; twin daughters: Lori Ann and her husband Eugene 'Butch' Martin of Lake Placid and Lisa Jane Bimonte of Lake Placid; one son, James Dayton and his wife Lori Abbott Staats of Jay; two granddaughters: Lorissa Jamee Martin and Elizabeth Lauren Bimonte, both of Lake Placid; two nephews: Greg Davis of Portage Lake, Maine and Glenn Davis of Brewer, Maine; her grandpuppy, Hunter 'Lew' Martin; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at St. Eustace Episcopal Church in Lake Placid with the Rev. Carlos Cagiaut officiating. Burial will follow at the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lorraine's memory to the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid at P.O. Box 507, Lake Placid, NY 12946, High Peaks Hospice at P.O. Box 840, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 or the Adirondack Community Trust, Lewis J. Staats and Lorraine Staats Scholarship Fund at 2284 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid, NY 12946. Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Oct. 18, 2007.

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Stackpole, Timothy, Captain F.D.N.Y. Ladder No. 103 on September 11, 2001 in the line of duty. Devoted husband of Tara (nee Carlton). Beloved father of Kevin, Kaitlyn, Brian, Brendan and Terence. Loving son of Edward and the late Joan (nee Titus). Loving brother of Edward (N.Y.P.D.) and Patricia, Kathleen and Kevin Buell, Michael (F.D.N.Y.) and Lynn, Patricia Stackpole & Joseph Murphy. Cherished son-in-law of Mary and James Carlton. Dear grandson of Beatrice Casey. Loving brother-inlaw of James & Suzanne Carlton, Kevin and Gina Carlton, Sean, Brian, Megan, and Matthew. Beloved uncle & godfather. Funeral on Monday at 10 A.M. from the Marine Park Funeral Home, 3024 Quentin Road, Brooklyn. Mass Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church 11 A.M. Interment St. Charles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to N.Y. Firefighters Burn Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, N.Y. 10475 or The Thomas Elsasser Fund C/O UFOA, 225 Broadway, Room 401, N.Y., N.Y. 10007, in his memory would be appreciated. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 P.M.

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Staley, Loyd O. 86, of Redding. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Tabernacle Assembly in Redding. The Rev. Richard James of Destiny Fellowship in Redding will officiate. Mr. Staley died Thursday, March 1, 2001, at Applewood Inn care center in Redding. Born Sept. 14, 1914, in St. Paul, Neb., he moved to Shasta County in 1989 from San Jose. He was a longtime railroad employee, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Destiny Fellowship in Redding. Survivors include wife Betty; sons Lloyd of the Netherlands, and Don and Richard Tolbertson, both of San Jose; daughters Fern Inman of San Jose, Debbie Antonicic of Redding, Diane Titus of Ripon and Denise Dolci of Pleasanton; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions can be made to Destiny Fellowship, 2444 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002. Arrangements are being handled by Anderson's Chapel in Anderson. Record Searchlight - Redding

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Stall, Judith D., 61, of Rootstown, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003. She retired in 1998 from Ohio Edison as a software trainer, and she had taught math at Cuyahoga Falls High School. She was the wife of Alexander P.; mother of Suzanne (William) Crossen of Kent, Karyn Stall of North Canton, Jennifer (Kevin) Titus of Summerville, S.C., Sarah Stall of Rootstown, Alexander P. Jr. of Germantown, Md., and Adam (Laurel) of Kent; grandmother of 14; sister of Madelyn Wright of... Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - October 16, 2003.

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Stanek, Leroy, 87, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Shady Oaks Care Center, Lake City. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lake City Union Church, Lake City with the Rev. Betty Weidert officiating. Burial in the Union Cemetery, Crystal Lake, Ill. Visitation after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Lampe Funeral Home, Lake City. Survivors include his wife Louise, Lake City, daughter Lois (Randy) Creese, Spirit Lake, Iowa, son Dale (XiuFang) Stanek, Duluth, Minn., and 4 grandchildren. One brother Warren Stanek, Sun City, Ariz., and one sister Eleanor Keith, Crystal Lake, Ill. Preceded in death by his parents. Leroy Stanek was born on Jan. 28, 1918 to parents Elmer and Mae (Jandejska) Stanek at Chicago, Ill. Leroy graduated from Crystal Lake Community High School with the class of 1936. He served as a Staff Sergeant for 3 years in the United States Army during World War II in the Philippines in the infantry receiving a purple heart. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1949. He married Louise Titus in Champaign, Ill. He owned and operates a florist shop and garden center in Crystal Lake, Ill. for 33 years. After retiring they moved to Lake City, Iowa, in 1993. The Northwest Herald. Mar. 1, 2005.

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Stansbury, Edward 'Shan' P., 85, of Beckley, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. He was born Oct. 19, 1922, in Beckley. He served as a tail gunner in a B17 in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to1945. While on a mission, his plane was shot down behind enemy lines and he was held as a prisoner of war for nine months. Due to injuries he received trying to return to allied territory after the crash, he was awarded a Purple Heart. After his tour of duty, Mr. Stansbury attended law school at West Virginia University, where he graduated in 1950. He was a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Raleigh County Bar Association, the West Virginia State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He was admitted to practice law in all of the circuit courts of West Virginia, as well as the West Virginia Supreme Court and the federal court for the Southern District of West Virginia. He was a retired member of the law firm of Anderson, Bridi, Stansbury & Associates, L.C. During his tenure as an attorney, he was appointed city police judge for Beckley, and served as a divorce commissioner for Raleigh County. He was well known and respected as an expert throughout southern West Virginia in the area of real estate and title work. He was also a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks and Loyal Order of Moose. Mr. Stansbury was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Stansbury; his mother, Theresa Pownall Stansbury; three brothers, Charles Stansbury, Robert Stansbury and Herbert Stansbury; and wives, Margaret Stansbury and Bonnie Stansbury. Survivors include his two daughters, Sharon Shrader and her husband, Vic, and Mary Ann Griffith; two grandchildren, Ashley Shrader and John Griffith; three stepchildren, Katherine Kyle Bowden and her husband, Jim, Jackie Kyle Titus and her husband, Tom, and Ron Kyle and his wife, Linda; six step-grandchildren, Molly Bowden Osyf and her husband, Pete, Albert Bowden, Maggie Kyle Bowden, Samantha Johnson and her husband, David, Wendy Kyle Esquivel and her husband, Julio, and Nathan Kyle; two step-great grandchildren, Sophia Osyf and Kyle Johnson; three nephews, Charles Stansbury and his wife, Judy, Herb Stansbury III and Mike Stansbury and his wife, Trudy; and his good friends and driver, Marty Fite and Martha Gillespie. Service will be 1 p.m. today at Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley, with Dr. Bob Stoddard officiating. Private family interment will be at Calloway Cemetery, Glen Daniel. Friends may call one hour before service today at the funeral home. Honorary pallbearers will be the Raleigh County Bar Association. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Beckley Area Foundation, 129 Main St., Suite 203, Beckley, WV, 25801. An online guest book is available at www.calfeefh.com. Arrangements made by Calfee Funeral Home, Beckley.

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Stapleford, Stuart went to be with his Lord on March 19, 2010 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 18, 1925 to the late Edward Stapleford and Mrs. Margaret Titus Stapleford. Stuart was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet Stapleford and brother, Ted Stapleford. He is survived by his daughter Ann Stapleford Powell and her husband, Richard of Atlanta, GA.; son, Thomas Stuart Stapleford and his wife Pamela Stapleford of Anchorage, AK.; and grandchildren Graham Powell, Rebecca Stapleford, Lauren Stapleford, Allison Stapleford, and Krista Stapleford. Stuart grew up in Columbus, Ohio where he graduated from Grandview High School. He served in active combat in the United States Army during World War II, and had the honor of playing clarinet in Eisenhower's Band. Subsequent to graduating from Ohio State University after the war, he married Harriet in 1959, and began a distinguished career as a salesman and engineer in the commercial construction industry. Stuart was a dedicated and loving husband and father, a servant of Christ, and an accomplished musician. He will be remembered for his compassion for others, kindness to all, and unwavering integrity. Private graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cremation Society of the SOUTH is in charge of the arrangements, 770-420-5557. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mar. 21, 2010.

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Staples, Evelyn E., 96, died after a long illness, Thursday Nov. 29, 2001 at the Camden Health Care Center. Born in Appleton, Feb. 14, 1905, she was the daughter of Frank and Eva Titus Kenney. Growing up in Appleton, she attended local schools and was a 1912 graduate of Appleton High School. Eventually she moved to Rockland where she worked at a variety of jobs, most notably, for 18 years at the former Knox Hospital as a waitress for the nurses. She also worked at the Ledges Motel, and Van Baalens. On Aug. 16, 1931 she married Harry Albert Staples in Waldoboro. She was a past member of the Penobscot View Grange. She was predeceased by her husband in 1971, one daughter, Muriel Wiswell, one sister, Frances Robbins, and a brother, Newell Kenney. She is survived by two daughters, Geneva Szafranski of Lansing Michigan, Isabelle Thurston of Rockland; one son, Charles Fulton of New Mexico; a beloved son-in-law, Edward Wiswell of Machiasport; three grandchildren, Michael Szafranski of Ann Arbor, Mich., Richard McMahon of Diamondale, Mich., and Michael Hinnerman of Machiasport; eight great-grandchildren, Dennis, Joey, John, Sara, Katy, Meredith, Melissa and Michael, and one great-great-grandson, Braden. A graveside committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday Dec. 8, 2001 at the Seaview Cemetery, Waldo Ave., Rockland. The Reverend Dr. Linwood Welch will officiate. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011 or the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, Inc., P.O. Box 346, Augusta, 04330.

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Stayner, Vance A. "Alan," 67, of Sugar Grove, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at Provena Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora after a battle with Lou Gerhig's disease. He was born Nov. 3, 1936, in Elgin, to Noel and Katherine (Meekins) Stayner. On Sept. 6, 1956, he married Sharon Fern Evans in Wauconda. He graduated from Barrington High School, attended Kansas State University, and then transferred to Northern Illinois University for a time before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. While in the Air Force, he was involved in the development of downward ejection and the Atlas Agea Rocket. He lived in Wauconda until 1969, when he moved to Sugar Grove. He worked in research and development at Lindsey Water Softeners. He worked for many companies and then finally for himself. He and his family created companies to produce a wide range of products and services that can be found in virtually every household in America. Twice his work earned him the SPI World Marketing Award. He was the author for the Modern Plastic Encyclopedia, and was recognized worldwide as an expert on fillers and non-fibrous property enhancers. He had many patents and continued to develop new products. He enjoyed taking family and friends out for meals, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Stephen (Linda) Stayner of Mattawan, Mich., and his children, Jason (Jenny) Stayner of Pentwater, Mich, and their expected child, Stephanie Stayner of Mattawan, and Lindsey Stayner of Mattawan; and Randy Stayner of Sugar Grove and his family, Gloria Stayner of El Cajon, Calif., Esther Stayner of West Dundee and Bonnie (Barry) Sloss of Las Vegas; a brother-in-law, Ronald (Geri) Evans of Las Vegas; an aunt, Leona Wewetzer; and many nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Marshall, Gordon, Dwight and Royce; a sister-in-law, Joanne Stayner; and two uncles, Harry Wewetzer and Henry Titus. The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 16, at the funeral home. The Rev. Steve Good, pastor of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, will officiate. After cremation, the committal service will be private for the family. The Northwest Herald. Jul. 16, 2004.

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Stayton, Josephine. March 27, 1923 – June 15, 2001 Josephine Stayton, 78, 813 Monroe St., Rochester, died at 10:58 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Hospital. Born in Logansport to Theron and Beatrice Titus Grogg, she married Raymond Craig. He preceded in death. She then married Dale Felts. He preceded in death. She then married Guy Stayton in August 1976 in Leiters Ford. He survives. Mrs. Stayton was the manager of Wiles Dept. Store in Rochester for 15 years and a homemaker. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved to travel. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Rochester. Surviving with her husband, Rochester, are two daughters, Judith Shepherd and husband Delmor, Warsaw, Sue McFarland and husband Michael, Rochester; one stepdaughter, Jan Reddick and husband Harry, Hot Springs, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Grogg and wife Maxine, Fishers, Va; and two sisters, Kathleen Nicodemus and husband Robert, Akron, Virginia Lane, Chicago, Ill. Preceding with her husbands were her parents and one sister, Marilyn Gutwein. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Church of the Nazarene, Rochester, with Rev. Don Meyer and Rev. Wanda Meek officiating. Burial will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made to Gideon Bible, Larry Jones Feed the Children or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Steed, Ruth Georgia, 95, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in Springfield, Missouri. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 26, in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, 1947 E. Seminole in Springfield. Ruth was born June 30, 1913 in Greenup, Illinois, as the oldest daughter of Lura Titus Bennett and John Willard Bennett. On January 21, 1933, she was united in marriage with Iran DeWitt "Tod" Steed, and enjoyed 61 years of married life until Tod's death in 1994. They had two daughters, Sharon Ruth Shank and Erin Lynn McBride. Sharon predeceased her mother in 2007. Ruth grew up in Greenup, Illinois. At school, she was an avid student and voracious reader, whose favorite book was Anne of Green Gables. She had a recognized aptitude for art. Ruth was also fleet of foot and said she could outrun all the girls and any of the boys at the Silver Leaf School. In order to help support her family, Ruth withdrew from school in the 8th grade to work at Ettelbrick Shoe Factory in Greenup alongside her mother. Ruth and Tod spent the early years of their marriage in Cumberland County, Illinois until they moved to Compton, California in 1941. They remained in California until 1951 when they moved to Springfield and bought acreage on east Sunshine where they built a family home. Always interested in art and photography, Ruth developed a passion for photo-color portraiture after moving to Springfield. Ruth became so skilled that she developed a thriving commercial business and enjoyed a national reputation in this field. For several years, she taught courses on this special painting process at The University of North Carolina. Photographers from around the country would also send her photos to transform. Her portraits are displayed in many homes and institutions around the country, including Pan-Hellenic Hall on the campus of Drury University. Ruth devoted many years of service to the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch Auxiliary, where she served as vice-president and board member, and to The Springfield League of Women Voters. She was recently recognized as the oldest living member of the League. She was a frequent visitor and supporter of the Springfield Art Museum. Ruth will be remembered as an energetic, vivacious personality who loved music, dancing and the performance arts. She was a faithful and engaging letter writer. She was a charming and gifted conversationalist with a delightful sense of humor. These qualities won her many friends and admirers. She valued education and finally obtained her high school diploma while in her 50s and continued her education through adult evening classes at Drury University. But her family will remember her best as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth had a gift for incorporating her grandchildren into her life: If she was painting, they were painting; if she was cooking, they helped; if she was watching the political talk-shows, they watched also. In this way, she passed on her values and interests. She was a remarkable family historian who was always sharing interesting stories from the past. Despite living in Springfield for 58 years, she never lost touch with her family and friends in Greenup. She subscribed to The Greenup Press and occasionally submitted a letter for publication. Her final resting place will be in Greenup. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Lynn McBride of Albany, California, her son-in-law Kenneth G. Shank of Springfield; four grandchildren, Christopher S. Shank and his wife Lili, of Fairway, Kansas; Andrea Wise and her husband Bill, of Springfield; Molly McBride of Brooklyn, New York and Sam McBride of Russian River, California. In addition, she is survived by eight great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude to everyone who took such great care of "Grandma Steed”, including the dedicated staff at The Neighborhoods of Quail Creek and the very special caregivers from Seasons Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to The Good Samaritan Boys Ranch or Seasons Hospice. Springfield News-Leader, Springfield, MO. Jan. 24, 2009.

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Steele, Russell J. Johnny Jr., of Quincy, suddenly, December 20, 2003, beloved son of Russell J. Steele Sr. and Bertha E. Betty (Titus) Steele of Quincy. Devoted brother of Theodore L. Steele of Braintree, Lauren E. Coggeshall of Quincy, Timothy A. Steele of Weymouth, Judi L. Flaherty of Norton and Victoria L. Petersen of Quincy. Also survived by 15 nieces, nephews, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 In dependence Ave., Quincy, Tuesday, December 23 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours Monday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Interment Mt. Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. For those who wish, donations in Johnnys memory may be made to the New England Medical Center Neurology Dept., Dept. of Neurology Adult Services, 750 Wash ington St., #314, Boston, MA 02111.

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Stellmacher, Marie Elizabeth, 94, died peacefully in Jesus on Sunday, June 6, 2004. She was born Oct. 3, 1909, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Frederick and Mary Graessle Waltzer, the fourth of six children. In 1932 she married Herbert F. Marggraf of Fond du Lac. Their union was blessed with a son, Bruce John, born in 1933. Herbert died unexpectedly in 1937 after a sudden illness. For the next 20 years Marie worked as a bookkeeper for the Rueping Leather Company in Fond du Lac. In 1946 she married Orville Stellmacher of Lomira and lived in Lomira until 1957, when the couple moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. While there, Marie worked for the American Furniture Company and the First National Bank. She was widowed a second time in 1963 when Mr. Stellmacher succumbed to complications resulting from an automobile accident in Illinois while the couple was on a vacation trip. Marie lived in Colorado Springs until 1995 and was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in that city. In 1995 she moved to the Luther Haven Retirement Community in Milwaukee, where she lived a happy and active life among many friends who admired her positive outlook and her caring attitude. In 2003 failing health forced her to move to the Wisconsin Lutheran Care Center, where she died peacefully on June 6, 2004. Marie is survived by her sister, Mrs. Kathryn Titus of Hales Corners; her son, Bruce (Betty) Marggraf of San Rafael, Calif.; three grandsons, the Rev. Bruce (Kathleen) Marggraf, Jr. of Sussex, the Rev. Paul (Margaret) Marggraf of Delano, Minn., and David (Kari) of Franklin; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Leona, Ruth and Lucille; and her brother, William Waltzer. Services: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Risen Savior Ev. Lutheran Church, 9550 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee. Burial will be at Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac. Visitation: Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the church. Memorial gifts may be directed to the Wisconsin Lutheran Care Center or to Risen Savior Ev. Lutheran Church. She dedicated her life to Jesus in her Lutheran faith. Krause Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Milwaukee, (414) 464-4640, is serving the family. Condolences to www.krausefuneralhome.com. Sheboygan Press. Jun. 9, 2004.

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Stephens, Veronica Teresa, 81, of Brunner Street, died Thursday at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, Attleboro. She was the wife of Roy Stephens. Mrs. Stephens had worked at the Plainville Stock Company. Born Feb. 12, 1919 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Veronica T. (Hendley) Smith. She lived in Plainville the past 55 years. Mrs. Stephens had been a member of the Plainville United Methodist Church. She was a 1938 graduate of the Mansfield High School. Besides her husband of 55 years, Mrs. Stephens is survived by two sons, Robert Stephens of North Attleboro and Terry Stephens of Bridgeton, Mo.; a daughter, Janith `` Jan'' Hancock of North Attleboro; three sisters, Catherine Collins of North Attleboro, Georgina Piasecki of Mansfield, and Dorothy Titus of Attleboro; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Cyril and Vernon Smith. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the R.J. Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St., Route 1A, Wrentham. Burial will follow in the Shepardville Cemetery, Plainville.

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Stevenson, Doris Leota, 88, died Wednesday (Feb. 3, 2010) at Newton Medical Center. Doris was born on Feb. 16, 1921 in Atlanta, Kan., to Ora and Livona (Jones) Sturm. She was married to Floyd Thomas for 31 years and later married Hale Stevenson, who died in 1977. She was employed at Boeing Aircraft for more than 20 years. She also served as a Red Cross site manager for Meals on Wheels in Halstead. She was an active member of Newton Christian Church for more than 20 years. She enjoyed working with her hands and did crochet and embroidery. She enjoyed traveling and visited Hawaii on three occasions. She loved her family and was a “beloved babysitter.” She had a special place in her heart for babies, children and her dog, Muffin. She is survived by her three children, sons, Gary and wife, Pam Thomas, of Edmond, Okla., and Mike and wife, Leta Thomas of Halstead; daughter, DeAnn and husband, Will Titus, of Newton; stepsons, Ted and wife, Debbie Stevenson, of Selbyville, Del.; stepdaughter, Andrea and husband, John Ulbrich, of Heathville, Va.; brother-in-law, Helton and wife, Diana Stevenson, of Victoria, Texas; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Edna Casebolt, and Alta Faye Belillo; and brother, Lee D. Sturm. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present from 2 to 4 p.m. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Newton Christian Church. Memorials have been set up for Newton Christian Church Building Fund and Caring Hands-Humane Society of Newton. The Newton Kansan. Feb. 5, 2010.

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Stewart, Alberta L. age 85, passed away, Wednesday, January 05, 2011. Alberta was preceded in death by her parents: Loretta and Herbert Biersack and husbands: William R. Budde, Sr and James Pavey Stewart. She is survived by her sons: William R., Jr. and his wife, Jayme (Shampton) Budde of Dayton, David L. Budde & Cathilin Lozinski of Seattle, WA and Joseph E. Budde Sr. and his wife Tammy Titus-Budde of Dublin, OH, step-daughter: Nancy and Steve Petrosky of Cincinnati; Grandchildren: William R. III and his wife, Karen (Dalton) Budde, Mikel E. and his wife, Kim (Kerstetter) Budde, Scot A. and his wife, Melissa (Adams) Budde, Robert D. and his wife, Christina (Piazza) Budde, Joseph E., Jr and his wife, Lindsay (Smith) Budde, Hannah E. Budde and Franklin W. Budde and great-grandchildren: Alex, Eli, Erin, Klete, Kate and Brody. Alberta was a longtime member of St. Charles Parish, she taught at Archbishop Alter High School, was a member of Walnut Grove Country Club for over 25 years, graduated from Julienne High School and Mt. St. Joseph College. Visitation will be held, Saturday, January 8th from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:45 a.m. at Westbrock Funeral Home, 1712 Wayne Ave, Dayton. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Trinity Community for all of their care and compassion given to Alberta for the past 2 ½ years. Dayton Daily News. Jan. 5, 2011.

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Stewart, Bennie F. Services for Bennie F. Stewart will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Rev. Gary Boler officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Stewart, 68, of Meridian, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Rush Foundation Hospital. He was born on Jan. 20, 1939, in Meridian to the late Seth and Leona Stewart and he was the youngest of seven children. He confessed his belief in Christ at an early age at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. As an adult he became a faithful and devoted member of Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. He started school at East End School where he attended first through sixth grades and from there he attended Wechsler School for grades seventh and eighth. He complete his high school education at St. Joseph Catholic School from 1954-1957. He continued his education in Seattle at Seattle Public Schools Edison Technical School for Photographic Trades and graduated on May 27, 1960. He was well known as a photographer for 20 years until he retired. In 1985 he and his family moved to Compton, Calif. He and his family returned to Meridian in 1993. From 1979 to 1982, he was the manager of the Ephesus Golden Gate Singers. He accompanied the Golden Gate Singers ranging from Jackson to Nashville, Tenn.Mr. Stewart's passion was his love for the Citizen Band radio. He was an active part of the Citizens Band Radio Community for more than 38 years. He was known on the airways from the east coast to the west coast as the famous Cisco Kid, The Boss, 103 and VIP. He was also a Ham Radio Operator for more than 15 years. His career and his hobby allowed him to meet, greet and socialize with many friends and family across the nation. To know him was to love him, his smile and that strong voice. He will truly be missed world wide. In 1961, he met and fell in love with Nancy Maye, whom he married on June 20, 1961. Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Meridian; a daughter, Marcelene Collins and her husband, Derriel, of Meridian; sons, Herman Stewart and his wife, Joyce, of Southhaven, Paul Stewart and his wife, Rhonda, of Downey, Calif., Ernie Stewart and his wife, Lisa, and Stevie Stewart of Nashville, Tenn.; a foster-son, George Aguilar and his wife, Jay; grandchildren, Jerrick, Rodney, DerMarcus, Brittany, Nicholas and Breanna; sisters, Rosie Saunders of Seattle, Lelia Titus of Houston, and Shirley Johnson and her husband, Edward, of Meridian; an aunt, Walterine Stewart of Meridian; his mother-in-law, Mamie Maye of Meridian; eight sisters-in-law, five brothers-in-law and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Major, Johnny and Ernest Stewart. Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Meridian Star. Mar. 18, 2007.

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Stewart, Dorothy E. Graveside services for Dorothy E. Stewart, 76, of Dover were held Monday, Feb. 7, in Sharon Hills Memorial Park, Dover. Mrs. Stewart died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, in Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital, Dover. Mrs. Stewart was born July 6, 1928, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., daughter of the late Charles and Susie Lewis Farley. She was a dedicated wife, mother and a loving “Grammy.” In her early years, she loved to sing and dance. She also enjoyed bingo, shopping, eating out and cooking her famous homemade soups and sauces. Mrs. Stewart’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family and friends, especially with her grandchildren, whom she cherished dearly. She made each and every holiday a special occasion and a timeless memory. The many ways that she helped her family and friends was by always putting them first, which demonstrated the kind of loving, caring lady she was. She will be missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, and a sister. Mrs. Stewart is survived by her husband of 58 years, Fred R. Stewart, whom she married Aug. 3, 1946; two daughters and their husbands, Marie and Don Carey of Dover and Brenda and Anthony Squilla of Laurel Springs, N.J.; a brother, Edward Farley; three sisters, Joyce McKenia, Betty Burnett and Barbara Titus of New York; six grandchildren, Melissa Carey, Don Carey Jr., Dylan Carey, Matthew Stanley, Ashley Stanley and Angelica Squilla; and a host of nieces and nephews. Arrangements were by Trader Funeral Home Inc., Dover. The Dover Post. Feb. 9, 2005.

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Stewart, Ernest G. Services for Ernest G. Stewart were held Friday, April 27, 2001, at 5 p.m. at Wolfrey Peace Chapel. Mr. Stewart was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Meridian and died April 20, 2001, in Tucson. Survivors include his wife, Velva Stewart, and a daughter, Francine Stewart, both of Tucson; a son, Vernon Stewart of Chicago; a brother, Bennie Stewart of Meridian; three sisters, Shirley Johnson of Meridian, Lela Titus of Houston, Texas, and Rosie Saunders of Seattle; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Seth Stewart; his mother, Leona Stewart; and two brothers, Johnny Stewart and Major Stewart.

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Stewart, The Rev. Kenneth Campbell, 88, of Westwood, Cornwall Manor, died Sunday in the manor. He was a retired Presbyterian minister serving churches in Mechanicsburg, Broomall, Lincoln, Neb., New York City, Ardmore and Lebanon. He was a Chaplain Corps captain in the Army during World War II, and a graduate of Gordon College and Princeton Theology Seminary and Temple School of Theology. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Southern Lebanon County, Cassia Masonic Lodge, Allentown Consistory, St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia, president of Cornwall Manor Residents Association, and served the Presbytery of Philadelphia and was vice moderator three different times, won the Freedoms Foundation Award, was chosen Delaware County Man of the Year, and won the Brotherhood Award from B’nai B’rith. He also wrote and published several hymns and anthems. Surviving are his wife, Muriel Titus Stewart, formerly of South Paris; three sons, the Rev. Gordon C. of Minneapolis, Donald K. of Paducah, Ky., and the Rev. Robert A. of Reading; and six grandchildren; brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Titus of Norway. Sun-Journal - Lewiston.

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Stewart, Muriel Titus, 86, passed away Feb. 6 at the Cornwall Manor, Cornwall, Pa. She was born June 14, 1915, in Bryant Pond, moving with the family to South Paris in the summer of 1920, living at 139 Main St.. She was the daughter of Leroy and Eva (Andrews) Titus. She graduated from South Paris High School. She was a member of the South Paris Baptist Church and sang in the choir, having a beautiful soprano voice. She graduated from Gordon College in Boston, Mass. She married the Rev. Kenneth Stewart on May 28, 1941. He went into the U.S. Army Air Force as a chaplain in the 73rd Air Service Group stationed in Guam (B29 bombers). He attained the rank of major. In 1946 they lived in Bromall, Pa., where he was minister of the Presbyterian church. They later lived in Lincoln, Neb., then New York City, N.Y. In retirement they moved to the Cornwall Manor in Cornwall, Pa. She is survived by three sons, Gordon of Minnetonka, Minn., Donald of Paducah, Ky., and Robert of Reading, Pa.; six grandchildren; one sister, Gertrude of North Carolina; three brothers, Elwood and John of Norway, and Roy of Englewood, Fla. She was predeceased by her husband on July 25, 1999. He is buried in the “Indian Town Gap National Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

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Stites, Jacqueline. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Salem Elks Lodge, 2336 Turner Road S.E., for Jacqueline "Jackie" Stites of Keizer, formerly of the Lane County area. She died Jan. 12 of age-related causes at age 79. She was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Lancaster to Walton and Alvira Mead. She married Harold Titus in New York and they later divorced. She next married Ralph Stites in Florence, and he died in 2002. With her second husband, she co-owned restaurants in Yoncalla and Springfield until the couple's retirement. Survivors include a son, Harold Titus of Eugene; two sisters, Shirley Henrickson of Brooks and Oma Spriggs of Keizer; two brothers, Sandy Fisk of Sparta, Ga., and Lester Fisk of Keizer; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Arrangements by Keizer Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Elks Children's Eye Clinic in care of Salem Elks Lodge. The Register-Guard. Jan. 16, 2007.

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Stockwell, Gilbert C. (Gib), 84, died at 4:12 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at his residence, 39076 Five Corners Road, Centerville. He had lived there all his life. Mr. Stockwell was born April 8, 1924, in Steubenville, Ohio, to the late W. Claude and Carina Clark Stockwell. He married Gloria Allhiser May 14, 1950, in Ashland, Ky. He retired from General Electric in 1986. Mr. Stockwell enjoyed gardening and taking care of his home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, of Centerville; four children, Carina J. Titus and her husband, Edward, of Titusville, Kim B. Stockwell and his wife, Cindy, of Titusville, Gail L. Anthony and her husband, W. Martin, of Centerville, and Bonnie Mahnk of Peru, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Lance Titus and his wife, Megan, of Oil City, Brent Titus of Titusville, Kyle Anthony of Centerville, Casey Anthony of Falls Church, Va., Tara Mahnk and Jonathan Mahnk, both of Peru, and Herbert Stockwell and Daniel Stockwell, both of Titusville; two great-grandchildren, Haley and Zachary Titus of Oil City; and a brother, Wells B. Stockwell and his wife, Faye, of Hydetown. Mr. Stockwell was preceded in death by three sisters, Carolyn Carner, Viola Burr and Josephine Siemer. Friends may call at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. The service will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Vincent Seen, pastor of Hydetown Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Centerville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 310 N. Monroe St., Titusville, Pa. 16354; or to the American Cancer Society. The Meadville Tribune. Jun. 18, 2008.

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Stokes, Dale O., 69, of Bellefontaine died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. He was an accountant and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bellefontaine where he was a member of the Methodist Men and served on the evangelism and finance committees. He was a 1950 graduate of Middleburg High School and served on the alumni board. He attended Bliss College for two years before entering the Army where he served from 1952 to 1955. He was a member of the Logan County Senior Citizen Center and was its accountant and he served on the board of RTC Industries of Logan County from 1976 to 2001. He was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Zane Township, Logan County, to the late Perry Hudson and Vivian Titus Stokes and was predeceased by a son, Darren Allen Stokes. He is survived by his wife, Marlene VanBuskirk Stokes whom he married June 28, 1958, in Mount Victory; three sisters, Ruth Ann (Ray) Baker of Milford, Eileen Marie (John) Lee of DeGraff and Norma Jean Baker of Irwin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Private services will be held Thursday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. The Rev. William Zeller will officiate and burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital Foundation or Make a wish Foundation.

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Stokes, Helen I., 97, formerly of Charles Street, Luzerne, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening at Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a guest. She was born in Luzerne on July 14, 1909, daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Banta Carr. She graduated from Luzerne High School and Wyoming Seminary School of Business. Mrs. Stokes had resided in Luzerne her entire life. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Pomeroy’s Department Store, Wilkes-Barre. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Stokes; son, Edward S.; brothers, Silas, John and Edward Carr; sisters, Hilda Evans and Sadie Wesley. She was a member of Bennett Presbyterian Church, Luzerne, and was active with the Ladies Aid Society and the Sunday school class. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted mother. Surviving are daughters, Helen and her husband, Donald Traver, Harveys Lake; Janet and her husband, James Dutter, Lancaster; Geraldine and her husband, James Angel, Elkhart, Ind.; son, John and his wife, Nancy Stokes, Trucksville; sister, June Titus, Hatboro; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 from Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with the Rev. James Quinn, pastor at Bennett Presbyterian Church, and the Rev. Lawrence Reed, pastor at Emmanuel Assembly of God, Harveys Lake, officiating. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas. The Citizens' Voice. Sep. 22, 2006.

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Stolzenburg, Opal Irene, 93, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Manor on Thursday morning, November 1, 2007. She was born on August 13, 1914 in Beatrice and attended Beatrice High School. Opal was married to Karl Stolzenburg on March 31, 1936 and they made Beatrice their home. She worked at Hesteds Department Store for several years and was then employed at Sears for 25 years. Opal was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Beatrice. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, golf, gardening and cooking. Survivors include two sons, John Stolzenburg of Carmichael, California and Fred Stolzenburg of Dania, Florida; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; one sister, Vi Eiben Lyon of Whittier, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis McCown and Anna Day McCown Stieber, her husband, Karl Stolzenburg who died on December 18, 2005; one brother, Lorin McCown and one sister, Dorothy Titus. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, November 5, 2007 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Doug D. Irmer and Pastor Timothy W. Wagner officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice, Nebraska. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 A.M. on Monday in the fellowship room of the church. A memorial has been established to the donor's choice. The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. Saturday until 9:00 P.M. Sunday and then on Monday at the church one hour preceding the services. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net. Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice, Nebraska in charge of arrangements. Beatrice Daily Sun. Nov. 20, 2007.

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Stonebreaker, Sarah Ellen, for the past twenty-four years a resident of Englewood, died at her home at five o'clock Sunday evening of heart failure. Deceased was born Feb. 10, 1847, in Ripley township, the daughter of Jesse and Catherine Titus. She was united in marriage to William Stonebreaker of Alamo Feb. 14, 1867. Mr Stonebreaker died Feb. 15, 1910. Three children died in infancy. Mrs. Stonebreaker was a member of the Christian Church at Alamo and was widely known and highly respected throughout that part of the County. Surviving are four daughters; Minnie E. Hamm of Wallace, Lota M. White of Waynestown, Ida A. Work of Waynestown and Mary A. Hallam plus one son, Walter Stonebreaker of this city. Nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one brother, A. J. Titus, of near Russellville, also survive. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the home with Rev. H. H. Elmore in charge. Burial will be made at Oak Hill Cemetery. From the Crawfordsville Daily Journal , Dec. 29, 1924

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Stoneburner, Dorothy Darlene, 76, formerly of Knoxville and Galesburg, died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home in Peoria County. Born Sept. 1, 1926, in Victoria (Knox Co., IL) to James William and Gertrude McNew Titus, her adoptive parents were Otto and Anna Peterson. She married Robert Earl ''Stoney'' Stoneburner on Oct. 24, 1952, in Galesburg. He died Oct. 6, 1992. She also was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Published on December 5, 2002, Peoria Journal Star, The (IL)

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Stoner, Esther Irene who worked for the state Department of Health and Social Services for 20 years, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Kamlu Retirement Inn, where she lived for the past six years. She was 81. Her life will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the retirement facility. Mrs. Stoner was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Oregon City, Ore. Her maiden name was Sieward. Mrs. Stoner enjoyed bowling, crossword puzzles and playing cards. Her husband, Art, died in 1973. Survivors include one daughter, Kandy Hall of Fairbanks, Alaska; one son, Gary of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and two sisters, Alice Titus and Lorrainne Obbink, both of Vancouver. Davies Cremation and Burial Services is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Southwest, P.O. Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668. The Columbian. Jun. 18, 2004.

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Storto, Joseph J., 45, of Ottumwa, died March 13, 2010. He was born June 12, 1964, in Bend, Ore., to Robert C. and Doris L. Dailey Storto. He married Teresa Bishop in 1990. They later divorced. He had served in the Iowa Army National Guard. He was an auto technician, starting at a very young age. He loved working on anything with an engine. Joe loved riding dirt bikes, four-wheelers and going to the races. He also enjoyed hunting, mushrooming, family gatherings, sharing a special bond with his father and rock and roll music. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his kids. Surviving are his children, Brittany Storto and Cody Storto, both of Ottumwa; his mother, Doris Storto of Ottumwa; five brothers, Barry (Carolee) Storto, Robert Storto, David Storto and Chris (Carol) Storto, all of Ottumwa, and Tony Storto of West Burlington; and a sister, Loretta Titus of Ottumwa. He was preceded in death by his father. His body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ottumwa Community Church; Pastor Bryan Wyldes officiating. Inurnment will follow at Ottumwa Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at Ottumwa Community Church. Memorials may be made to the family. The Ottumwa Courier. Mar. 15, 2010.

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Storto, Robert Charles, 71, of 335 N. Johnson, formerly of 202 Fairview, died at 6:40 p.m. March 15, 2005 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born Aug. 31, 1933 in Chicago Heights, Ill., to John and Loretta Marcella Storto. He married Doris L. Dailey Sept. 29, 1956. A graduate of Bloom High School in Chicago heights, Ill., he had been a resident of Ottumwa since 1972. He served in the army with the 82nd Airborne. He worked for 26 years at Martin Marietta, retiring in 1996. Surviving is his wife: six sons, Barry (Carolee), Robert, David (Becky), Chris (Carol) Storto, all of Ottumwa, Tony Storto of Mt. Union, and Joe (Teresa) Storto of San Angelo, Texas; a daughter, Loretta Titus of Ottumwa; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Storto of Bakersfield, Calif., Dominic Storto of Grand Rapids, Mich., Micky Storto of Equality, Ill., and a sister, Betty Matese of Steger, Ill. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Father Bernie Weir officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials my be made to the family or Hospice. The Ottumwa Courier. Mar. 18, 2005.

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Stott, Dorothy A., 71, of Fitch Avenue, Auburn, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, in University Hospital, Syracuse. Mrs. Stott was born in Weedsport, the daughter of the late Frank and Irma Titus Faatz and has resided in the Auburn area for most of her life. She was a graduate of Morrisville with a degree in nutrition and was employed at Auburn Memorial Hospital for several years. She was a lifetime member of the Auburn West Congregation of Jehovah Witness. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Stott of Auburn; two sons, Edwin J. Stott and his wife, Catherine of Cayuga and Mark A. Stott and his wife, Audrey of Moravia; eight grandchildren, Edwin Jr., Christopher, Andrew, Matthew, Alyssa, Melany, Mikayla and Aletha; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stott was predeceased by her son, Douglas E. Stott who died in 1971; seven brothers, Eugene, Albert, Robert, Theodore, Edward, Harry and Allen; three sisters, Emma Faatz, Shirley Montemarano and Mary Jean Faatz, who died several years ago. Friends are invited to attend memorial services at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, in Kingdom Hall, Willowbrook Drive, Auburn. Interment will be in Fort Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Auburn West Congregation of Jehovah Witness, Willowbrook Drive, Auburn, N. Y. 13021, in memory of Mrs. Stott. The Brew Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Stout, Doris L. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Cottonwood Falls for Doris L. Stout, 84, Cottonwood Falls, who died Friday, June 29, 2001, at a Council Grove hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Cottonwood Falls, to Dr. A. E. and Jessie Lee Titus. She attended Kansas State University in Manhattan and was a member of the band at the university. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cottonwood Falls, Presbyterian Women and the Mariners group at the church, where she taught Bible school classes. She was a member of the Ladies Bridge Club in Bazaar, Chase County Home Demonstration Unit, Kansas Livestock Association, American and Kansas Hereford Associations and the American Quarter Horse Association. She was a leader for the Bazaar 4-H Club for several years. She married Elmore Stout on Sept. 13, 1938, in Cottonwood Falls. They shared duties as secretary of the Chase County Fair for many years. He survives. A son, Roger Stout, preceded her in death. A daughter died in infancy. Other survivors include a son, Stanley Stout, Linwood; a daughter, Marcia Bailey, Hamilton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Entombment will be in Bazaar Mausoleum in Bazaar south of Cottonwood Falls. Mrs. Stout will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Chase County 4-H Council, both in Cottonwood Falls, 66845.

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Strauchman, Martha (nee Teise), age 95, a resident of Clinton Township, Mich., passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Evangelical Home in Sterling Heights, Mich. She was born November 19, 1913, in Germany to the late Theodore and Wanda Ososke Teise. In June of 1921, when Martha was eight years old, she and her family immigrated to the United States from Germany. On July 3, 1937, in Mount Clemens, she was united in marriage to Alvin A. Strauchman, Sr. Together they celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. He preceded his wife in death January 29, 1982. Mrs. Strauchman, a homemaker, was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Clinton Township where she taught Sunday school, and was active with the Ladies Aid and Golden Years Senior Group. She was accomplished in archery and competed, winning awards and recognition for her skills. Her survivors include two children, Alvin A. "Skip" (Julie) Strauchman, Jr. of Ray, Mich., Kathie (Roger) Butler of Brighton, two grandchildren, Christina and Michelle Strauchman, a step-grandson Justin Butler and six siblings, Ida Mrosewske, Oscar Teise, Elsie Dereadt, Helen Titus, Olga Mandeville, and Wilbert Teise. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. (in state at 10:30 a.m.) in Trinity Lutheran Church, 38900 Harper, Clinton Township, with the Rev. Kenneth Wise officiating. Burial will be in Cadillac Memorial Gardens East, Clinton Township. Visitation will be held in the Harold W. Vick Funeral Home, 140 South Main, Mount Clemens on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, from 2-8 p.m. Family suggest contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church. Macomb Daily. May 18, 2009.

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Stringer, Helen L. Lifetime Cheney resident, passed away November 21, 2008 in Spokane, Washington. She was born July 26, 1940 in Cheney, Washington to Wayne and Irene (Marsh) Rueppel and was a graduate of Cheney High School, class of 1958. Helen worked as a cook at Eastern Washington University for many years. She retired in 2002. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Leroy) Titus of Cheney, WA, Carol (Larry) Robinette of Bellingham, WA, Nina (Ralph) Caraballo of Palouse, WA and Ella (Tim) Roberts of Cheney, WA; Sisters, Nancy, Shirley and Janet; Brother, Randy Rueppel; grandchildren, Daniel, Richard, Jeremy, Miranda, Courtney, Zach, James and Kayla; great-grandchildren, Zoe, Noah, Kaden and Braydon; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Joe; brother, Gary; sister, Carol and a grandson, Raymond. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 29th at Cheney Funeral Chapel followed by burial at Spokane Memorial Gardens Cemetery. CHENEY FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1632 W. FIRST ST., CHENEY WA in charge of arrangements. The Spokesman-Review. Nov. 27, 2008.

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Stringer, Marcia Kay, 49, died Aug. 16, 2004, of natural causes at Humbolt General Hospital. Marcia was born April 23, 1955, in Willows to Barbara and William Sevier. She attended Quincy High School in Quincy. She was preceded in death by her father, William and her brother, Michael. Marcia is survived by her husband, Delbert W. Stringer; daughter, Shawna O'Kelly; sons, Warren and Jeremy Scovell; her stepdaughters, Ginger Stringer, Jill Stringer, Kim Titus, Krista Banberg, Tina O'Kelley and Amy Hare; mother, Barbara Sevier; sister, Pam Johnson; brothers, George Loeser and Harlon Sevier; and her grandchildren, Cameron and Madison Scovell, Kadin O'Kelley, and Athena Hare. Memorial services were held Aug. 21, 2004 at the LDS church in Quincy. Feather River Bulletin. Aug. 26, 2004.

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Strode, Neva E., 88, of Vancouver, Wash., died Tuesday in Bend. Jan. 8, 1913 - April 3, 2001. She was born and grew up in Stayton and graduated from Stayton High School in 1931. She lived in the Stayton, Scio and Sweet Home areas most of her life and moved to Vancouver in 1972. She was married to Edward Strode, and he died in 1992. Mrs. Strode belonged to the Church of Christ and made quilts for the church and for family members. She enjoyed water aerobics. Surviving are sons Leland of Albany and Dean "Hoss" of Bend; brothers Leonard Titus of Jamestown, Calif., and Sheldon Titus of Mesa, Ariz.; and sisters Dorothy Bacon of Lincoln City, Carol Strode of Vancouver, Wash., and Ethelma Barnes of Halsey. There are four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Church of Christ in Vancouver. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Church of Christ, 800 N. Andresen Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98661. Albany Democrat-Herald.

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Stromberg, Eugene. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield for Eugene Stromberg of Springfield. He died Jan. 19 of age-related causes at age 85. He was born May 5, 1922, in Red Wing, Minn., to Ed and Mildred Barrett Stromberg. He married Norma Dumont on Nov. 9, 1945, in Glenwood Springs, Colo. Stromberg had a high school education. He served in the Army from 1941 to 1945. He worked as a power lineman. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry of Eugene and David of Denver; four daughters, Linda Garcia of Springfield, Marla Howard of Sutherlin, Heidi Titus of Palouse, Wash., and Valerie Hatfield of Salem; a sister, Florence Thomas of Duluth, Minn.; 11 grand'children and four great-grandchildren. A daughter, Sandra Stromberg, died in 1964. Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene. The Register-Guard. Jan. 25, 2008.

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Studdie, George Anthony, 31, of Black Rock died Sunday, June 18, 2006. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Studdie. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Bonnie and David Titus; his children, Jagger Studdie of Harrisburg, Madi McCright of Lynn and Jeremy, Courtney and Sandy Green, all of Black Rock; his fiance, Bennie Sue Green; a brother, Jerry Studdie of Memphis; and a sister, Deanna Darden of Beebe. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Ballew's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 6-9 tonight at the funeral home. The Jonesboro Sun. Jun. 21, 2006.

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Struebing, Shirley M., 84, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Wood River, died Jan. 23, 2007, in Colorado Springs after a brief illness. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Wood River Cemetery. The Rev. Hyeongdong Baek will officiate. She was cremated. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Struebing was born May 11, 1922, in Albion to Frank G. and Alda L. (Vough) Titus. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe H. Struebing. Survivors of the immediate family include four sons, Joel E. "Jodi" Struebing, Kim A. Struebing and Gail L. Struebing, all of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jack A. Struebing of Vacaville, Calif.; and a sister, Margaret L. "Peggy" Boasen of Richland, Wash. The Grand Island Independent. Jun. 10, 2007.

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Studley, Betty A. (nee Stratton), Sun., Sept. 13, 2009. Beloved wife of the late William J. Studley; dear mother of Veronica Lynn Titus, Constance Marie Hargis and Stephen Douglas Studley; our dear grand- mother of 5, great-grandmother of 2, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. (at Butler Hill), Wed., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. Interment National Cemetery. Visitation Tues. 4-9 p.m. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Sep. 15, 2009.

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Sullivan, Thelma Coffey Passed away in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at the age of 98. She is lovingly survived by her brother Dayton Coffey of Santa Rosa; nephews William Geary and Thomas D. Geary and his wife Nancy, all of Santa Rosa, Alden Peterson of Vallejo and Sheridan Peterson of Washington and her niece Patricia Titus of Maryland and by 14 great nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Madeline C. Geary and Edith Peterson Crane. A member of an early Santa Rosa family, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. and Lillian Coffey. She attended Santa Rosa schools and was a graduate of San Jose and San Francisco State Colleges. She also attended University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington. A charter member of the Sonoma County Museum Foundation, she was also a member of the Sonoma County Historical Society, The Sonoma County Genealogical Society and the California Retired Teachers Association. During her married life she lived in Maryland and Virginia and then taught for 21 years in Penngrove and in Santa Rosa at Burbank School. At her request, no formal services will be held. Private inurnment, Santa Rosa Memorial Park. Arrangements under the care of the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. Publication: Press Democrat. 7/28/2000.

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Summit, Charles Edward, 47, of 1 Lindenshire Ave., Exeter, died unexpectedly Friday evening, May 30, 1997 in the Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, Mass. Born in Salisbury, N.C., Summit was the son of Helen R. (Belair) Summit of Peabody, Mass. and the late Willie A. Summit. He moved to Massachusetts as a young boy, received his education in the Peabody and Danvers school systems, and graduated from Danvers High School. Summit was an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany during the Vietnam War. He was presently employed as a truck driver and mechanic for the Graf Brothers Company in Newburyport and previously worked for Utility Trailor Company of Seabrook. An 11-year resident of Exeter, he was an avid race car fan and enjoyed attending auto races all over New England. In addition to his wife, Sheila Ann (Titus) Summit, and his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Tanya Marie Summit and her fiance, Daniel Quintal of Epping, and Tammy Alicia Summit of Exeter; a grandson, Michael J. Quintal of Epping; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and John Wilkins of New Boston, and Carol and Robert Preston of Peabody; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph H. and Hazel Summit of Danvers and William and Helen Summit of Corvallis, Mont.; several nieces and nephews; and his father-in-law, Gerald A. Titus of Brentwood. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Route 62), Danvers, Mass. The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Childrens Educational Fund, 1 Lindenshire Ave., Exeter, N.H. 03833.

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Sumner, Gene C., 82, Severy, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at his daughter's residence in Severy. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Military committal honors will follow in the Burden Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until 9 p.m. today. Born June 10, 1926, in Cambridge, Kan., he was the son of Rufus Samuel and Viola Delight (Chambers) Sumner. He was employed at the Winfield State Hospital and Training Center as a security guard and later drove trucks for Melvin Louis, retiring in 1990. Survivors include his daughters, Billie Joe Ray, of Severy, Marilyn Dillon, of Enid, Okla., and Carolyn Allison, of Burns Flat, Okla.; brothers, Ray Sumner, Grove, Okla., and Junior Sumner of Topeka; sisters, Aletha Titus, Mulvane, Faye Smith and Iris Howard, both of Thayer, Kan., and Nita Wilson, Winfield; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly (Neal) Sumner; his parents; brothers, Howard and Orin; and sister, Lois Dennett. A memorial has been established for Harry Hynes Hospice in Coffeyville. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Miles Funeral Service, Winfield. Arkansas City Traveler. Sep. 27, 2008.

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Sumner, Howard, 85, formerly of Arkansas City, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Shawn Manor Nursing Home in Ponca City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Burden. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. today. Born Sept. 28, 1919, in Rowell, Ark., he was the son of Rufus Samuel and Viola Delight (Chambers) Sumner. He was a minister, serving in many areas including at Arkansas City Friends Church from 1980-1985 and Mt. Zion Friends Church and he managed the Sunflower Apartment Complexes in Arkansas City, Winfield and Udall, with his wife. Survivors include his wife, Alta (Lawrence) Sumner of the home; son, Donald Ray Sumner of Fort Scott; daughter, Donna Lamm of Ponca City; brothers, Gene Sumner of Severy, Ray Sumner of Grove, Okla., and Junior of Topeka; sisters, Letha Titus of Mulvane, Fay Smith and Iris Howard, both of Thayer, and Nita Wilson of Winfield; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, six step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Norman; brother, Orin Sumner; sister, Lois Dennett; and one granddaughter. A memorial has been established for Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 1904 N. Union, Ponca City, OK 74601. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Miles Funeral Service, Winfield. Arkansas City Traveler. Oct. 3, 2004.

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Surdam, Evelyn Titus, 52, of 4204 Ralph Road, Ettrick, Va., passed away Thursday, June 2, 2005 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. A native of Petersburg and the daughter of Evelyn Ridout Titus and Jennings Harwood Titus. She was a member of Christ & Grace Episcopal Church and spent the last 12 years of her life as a certified nurses assistant, dedicated and loving caregiver to the elderly. Surviving besides her parents are her long-time companion Bernard "Jim" Neathery of Petersburg; two sisters, Nancy Titus Wolcott and husband, Rob, of Virginia Beach and Jenny Titus Culpepper and husband, David, of Charlotte, N.C.; uncle, Gilbert Ridout of Petersburg; and a cousin, Anne Titus Beal and husband, Larry, of Greensboro, N.C,; and nieces and nephews, Lisa and Frederick Beck, Katie and Jennings Culpepper. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2005, in Blandford Cemetery. The family to receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Family requests that contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Wesy Chappell, 1117 Fort Hayes Drive, Petersburg, VA 23805 or Christ & Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, VA 23805. Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com. The Progress-Index. Jun. 5, 2005.

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Susco, Janet Mary, loving mother and grandmother, passed away on March 23, 2005 at the age of 81. Born September 18, 1923 in Bayard, OH to Mary E. and Orbie R. Shively, Janet was widowed in 1945 after losing her first husband, First Lt. Lemoine W. Noling in the final days of WWII. She was married to Dante Victor Susco on June 6, 1947 who preceded her in death after 53 years of loving marriage. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Dolores Jeanne Susco; and grandson, Aryeh "Cody" Sherr. She is survived by children, Laurel E. Sherr of Santa Fe, Kristine I. Susco of Albuquerque, and Kevin Susco and his wife, Barbara of Palo Alto, CA. In addition, Janet is survived by her brother, Roger Shively and his family; grandchildren, Jesse and Dante Sherr, Leland Titus, Nicholette and Kevin Susco Taylor, Joseph and Annie Susco; and many loving nieces and nephews. Janet was a life-long lover of the written word and history and applied this passion in her religious and civic activities and career. After graduating from Minerva H.S. as Valedictorian in 1941, Janet attended Mount Union College in Alliance, OH, where she received her B.A. and met her future husband Dante. Janet and Dante settled in Los Alamos, NM in 1950, where for the next 50 years Janet provided a loving home for her husband and children. She was active in the Valle Grande Chapter of the DAR, serving as both Regent and historian, worked as a museum guide and librarian at LANL and served as a docent for the Los Alamos Historical Society. A charter member of First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos, she taught Sunday School and was active and an officer in AAUW, CWU, and UMW. In 2000, she moved to Albuquerque, resided at Sandia Springs and became a member of St. Paul's UMC. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday March 30, 2005, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution NE, Albuquerque with Dr. Roy Elmore officiating. Interment will follow a graveside ceremony at 2:00 p.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos, NM. Memorial contributions may be given in Janet's name to the St. Paul's UMC Building Fund or to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008. The Albuquerque Journal. Mar. 30, 2005.

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Sutton, Margaret Mae, 89, strong, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, July 21, 2007 in Marion General Hospital. Margaret was born in Marion on November 18, 1917 to the late Earl and Lula (Conner) Bibler, and lived here most of her life. In 1935, she graduated from Marion High School. She retired in 1983 from Essex Group United Technology, where she worked in the accounting department for 32 years. She married Charles E. Sutton on June 29, 1938. He preceded her in death on Sept 22, 1996. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and its Homebuilders Sunday school class, Mary Martha Circle and United Methodist Women. Survivors include sisters, Betty Bibler, Wabash; sister-in-law, Ruthanna Titus, Fairmount; son-in-law, Terry Buckles, Battle Creek, Mich.; grandchildren, Leslie Hundt, Howell, Mich. and John Buckles, Chicago, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Anna Marie Buckles, Audrey Lynn Hundt, Ryan John Buckles, Nicholas Stanley Buckles and Joseph David Hundt. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Delona L. Buckles; sister, Martha Heiny, Ilene McMillan and Coleen Bibler; and brothers, Robert and Hubert Bibler. Arrangements entrusted to Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. There will be no services; burial is in Park Cemetery, Fairmount. Memorial contributions may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton St., Marion, IN 46952. The Chronicle-Tribune. Jul. 25, 2007.

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Sutton, William H. 'Bill', 84, of Fairmount, died Jan. 3, 2007, at Marion General Hospital in Marion. Bill was born July 9, 1922, in Marion, the son of Herschel Logan and Iva Mae (Smith) Sutton, and moved to Fairmount in 1928. He graduated from Fairmount High School in 1941. He played baseball and basketball for the Quakers during the 1939-1941 school years. He served in the Navy during World War II as a signalman from Jan. 1942 to Oct. 1945. He retired as a tool and die maker from Delco Remy in 1984. He was a former member of the Fairmount Methodist Church and the Fairmount American Legion since 1945. He was a past commander and served in various other offices. He was a life member of the Fairmount Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 773, served on the Fairmount Park Board for five years and was a former water works superintendent for the town of Fairmount. Survivors include his wife, Betty Henry Sutton, whom he married June 21, 1946; daughter, Sue (Roger) Hendrick of Fairmount; son, Mark Sutton of Hersoma Beach, Calif.; son, Richard Sutton of Fairmount; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Tootie Titus of Fairmount. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, with the Rev. Amy Covington officiating. Interment will be in Park Cemetery in Fairmount, with military graveside rites being conducted. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. An American Legion Post 313 memorial walk through will be held at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital in care of the Funeral Home. Herald Bulletin. Jan. 6, 2007.

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Swain, Linda, age 70, of Marion passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009 at Marion General Hospital. Born in LaPorte, Indiana May 30, 1938 to the late John and Barbara (Titus) Caldwell. Linda was a retired cardiovascular technician at Marion General Hospital. On November 26, 1958 Linda married Frederick (Ted) Swain and he survives along with a daughter, Deborah (Jim) Huston; and two grandchildren, Madison and Amanda Coronado all of Houston, Texas. One twin brother, William Lee Caldwell preceded her in death. Linda was a member of First Church Of The Nazarene, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #83 and Marion County Republican Club. Family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at First Church Of The Nazarene 233 West Church Street with Pastor Riley Powell Officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to First Church Of The Nazarene. Marion Star. May 23, 2009.

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Swafford, Eva Nell, 84, of Topeka, passed away Mon., Feb. 16, 2009. She was born Sept. 4, 1924 in Clay County, MO, the daughter of Roy C. and Myrtle Eva (Titus) Holt. Mrs. Swafford was a member of V.F.W. Auxiliary Post No. 1650 and volunteered at the V.A. Hospital in Topeka. Eva married Paul W. Swafford on Sept. 26, 1942 in Excelsior Springs, MO. He preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1994. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Charles Swafford. Survivors include her son, Dave Swafford; her daughter, Merry Glover; 5 grandchildren, Mark, Ian, Megan, Brett, and Zachary; and a great-grandson, Nicholas. Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 19, 2009 at the Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1320 SW 10th Ave., Topeka. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Mrs. Swafford will lie in state after 3 p.m., Wed. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabel.com. Eva Swafford. Topeka Capital-Journal. Feb. 17, 2009.

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Swallow, Herman D. Sr., Wed., Aug. 27, 2003, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church; dear husband of the late Shirley M. Swallow (nee Schachner); dear father of Donna Schweitzer, Patricia Titus and the late Herman D. Jr. and Henry N. Swallow; dear brother, grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of 11 and the late Marcus Allan; dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. Funeral from the KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. (at Butler Hill), Sat., Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m. to St....St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). August 29, 2003.

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Swingle, Mildred (Collins), 95, passed away on Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 at Sayre House. She was born Oct. 22, 1908 in Ridgebury, at home, to Judd and Helen Collins. She was raised in Ulster and Athens. She lived at 704 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, for 55 years. She worked at Ingersoll-Rand during World War II and ran the Sayre Lingerie store for 10 years. She was a member of the Epiphany Holy Name Society, the church choir, Ladies of the Moose and the Athens Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by: her children, June Titus and Clarence "Bud" Swingle; brother, Carl Collins of Athens; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by: her husband, Clarence "Dutch" Swingle, in 1988; siblings, Cornelius "Cork" Collins, Daniel Collins and Helen "Babe" Bidwell. Friends may call Monday, Dec. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre. Donations in her memory may be made to the Church of the Epiphany, 304 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840. The Evening Times. Jan. 5, 2004.

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Sydnes, Vivian Lenora Titus of Llano, Texas passed away here on Sunday, August 5, 2007 at the age of 85. She was born in Port Arthur, Texas on March 12, 1922 to John Ulrich and Maria Louisa (Thierry) Steffenauer. Mrs. Sydnes was a noted and published poet, author, and artist. Her survivors include daughters Vivian 'Prue' Nicholas and husband Gary of Llano, Su Wright and husband Wayland of Llano, Mary Jane Thomas and husband Jim of Llano, and Fran Green and husband Tom of Houston; sister JoAnn Tieskens of Sugar Land; 24 grandchildren, including James D. 'Beau' Guidry Jr. and wife Christi, and granddaughters Kelly, Erin, Amanda, and Sarah Titus, all of Port Arthur; 19 great - grandchildren; plus numerous nieces, nephews and a host of loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 41 years, Floyd Joseph Titus, who passed away in 1982, her second husband, Wesley Sydnes, who passed away in 1988, her sons Floyd 'Skip' Titus Jr., David Lynn Titus, and Paul Martin Titus, three brothers, and five sisters. The rosary will be recited Tuesday evening, August 7, at the Chapel of Waldrope - Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home in Llano at 7:30 p.m. Her funeral mass will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Llano on Wednesday, August 8, at 10:00 a.m, officiated by Father Gabriel Uzondu. Interment will follow at Llano City Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to The Alzheimers Foundation or Care Inn Nursing Home of Llano. Arrangements under the direction of Waldrope - Hatfield - Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. in Llano, Texas (325)247-4300. The Port Arthur News. Aug. 7, 2007.

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Sykes, Charles B. “Chuck,” 74, of Anita, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007, as the result of an auto accident east of Atlantic. Charles Bertram Sykes was born on June 15, 1933, in Brayton, the son of Errol and Marie (Nelsen) Sykes. Charles attended Oakfield Country School until the eighth grade. He lived in Cass County most of his life. In 1956, he was married to Shirley Titus, and they later divorced. Charles has been with his long time friend, Violet Griffin, for 19 years. He worked various jobs and retired from Sunstrand in 1985. Charles was a member of the Anita American Legion Post #210. He enjoyed fishing, playing his guitar, country western music and movies, and mowing. Survivors include his longtime friend, Violet Griffin of Atlantic; daughter, Debbie Sherman and her husband, Dale of Amana; a son, Sam Sykes and his friend, Tina Moyer of Marengo; daughter, Penny Hardersen and her husband, Roger of Marengo; grandchildren, Jason, Shane and Keela Sherman, Brittany Sykes, and Justin and Haley Hardersen all of Marengo; great-grandchildren, Jordan Sherman, Brayton Johnson and Kiara McVay; sister, Jeanne Brown and her husband, Earl also of Amana; and many nieces and nephews. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Errol and Marie Nelsen Sykes; two brothers in infancy of which one was his twin; and brothers, Merrill and Francis Sykes. A memorial visitation with the family present will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 16 at the Hockenberry-Mullen Funeral Home in Anita. During the visitation, Chuck’s service to his country in the U.S. Army will be honored by a military service performed by the Anita American Legion Post #210. Published: Monday, July 16, 2007 8:55 AM CDT. Hockenberry-Mullen Funeral Home in Anita is in charge of the arrangements.

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Sykora, Justin Sr., 90, of Yoakum, died Monday, July 11, 2005. He was born Jan. 30, 1915, in Waco, Texas to the late Ignac Sr. and Annie Kubala Sykora. He was a farmer and a rancher. He was a member of K.J.T. and a Catholic. Survivors: daughters, Frances Smith of Fresno, Vlasta Dziadek of Tivoli, Helen Kovar of Ganado, Irene Wilson and Betty Faas, both of El Campo, Evelyn Cabral of Bloomington, Nancy Prasek of Victoria and Catherine Dornak of Louise; sons, Justin Sykora Jr. of Beeville, Anton Sykora of Bisbee, Ariz., Robert Sykora of Fischer, and Dannis Sykora of Brookshire; 26 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: wife, Leona Fishbeck Sykora; sisters, Mary Grones, Janie Titus, and Elizabeth Bounds; brothers, Ignac Sykora Jr., Frank Sykora, William "Bill" Sykora, Joseph "Joe" Sykora, Raymond Sykora and John "Johnny" Sykora. A rosary will be 7 p.m. tonight at Buffington Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Roger Hawes. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Buffington Funeral Home, Yoakum, 361-293-2333. Memorials: St. Joseph Church. The Victoria Advocate. Jul. 13, 2005.

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Szkudlarek, Robert. May 6, 2007, beloved husband of Bernice (nee Kubiak); dear father of Suzanne (Thomas) Burns and Cynthia (Joseph) Maciejewski; loving grandfather of Lucas, Lindsey, Thomas and Jarod; brother of Melania (late Richard) Urbanski and the late Raymond (late Mary) Titus; also survived by nieces and nephews. Funeral from the PACER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2275 George Urban Blvd. (two blocks east of Dick Rd.) Wednesday 9:30 and St. Barnabas Church 10 AM. Friends invited. Family present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Bob was a member of UAW #774. Flowers gratefully declined. Published in the Buffalo News from 5/7/2007 - 5/8/2007.