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From: "Vickie Young" <>
Subject: [CLARION] Obituaries, The Derrick, Monday, August 21, 2000
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 11:56:38 -0500
Beary, Boyd, Buzzard, Hile, Hipple, Morrison, Shontz, Wilson, Yeaney, Schill, Matthews, Gatesman
CLIFFORD A. BEARY
Clifford A. Beary, 69, of Lake Lucy Road, Tionesta RD 1, died Saturday morning, Aug. 19, 2000, at
Born Aug. 18, 1931, in Shippenville, he was the son of Ida M. Beary, who preceded him in death Feb.
Mr. Beary attended Shippenville High School and lived and worked in Buffalo, N.Y., and Erie before
returning to Clarion County for retirement.
He worked for General Electric in Erie and then as a truck driver for Morgan Drive Away Inc., until
his retirement in 1980.
Mr. Beary was a member of the Fryburg Sportsman's Club and St. Michael Church in Fryburg.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Faller Funeral Home in Fryburg.
A parish prayer service will be held at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Church in Fry burg
with the Rev. David L. Poulson, pastor of the church, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery.
JOANNE K. BOYD
Joanne K. Boyd, 75, of Emlenton RD 1, died Friday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2000, in the Grove City
Born July 6, 1925, at Emlenton RD 1, she was a daughter of the late William and Nita Simpson
She worked as a legal secretary for 47 years. She was employed by the law firm of Evans, Ivory &
Evans in Pittsburgh and by Michael Georgalas for the past 20 years until her illness.
Mrs. Boyd was a member and past president of the Pittsburgh Legal Secretaries Association. She was
honored as Pennsylvania Legal Secretary of the Year. One of 226 certified professional legal
secretaries in the United States, she was a member of the National Association of Legal Secretaries.
She was a member of the New Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, Emlenton RD 1.
She married George Boyd, who preceded her in death in 1975.
She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carlos Klinger; a
sister, Gladys Stricker; and two half-sisters, Nellie Kuhns and Mary Llewelyn.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the William N. Rupert Mortuary in
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Campbell,
pastor of the New Zion Evangelical Congregational Church, officiating.
Interment will be in the Zion Union Cemetery, Emlenton RD 1.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of one's choice.
ROSETTA M. BUZZARD
Rosetta M. Buzzard, formerly of Hawkville, Templeton RD 2, died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19,
2000, at the Clarview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, where she had resided since
April 11, 1998.
Born Dec. 31, 1909, in Madison Township, Armstrong County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert
and Matilda Crissman Dun can.
She attended the Hawkville School.
Mrs. Buzzard was a member of the Widnoon United Methodist Church.
She was a homemaker.
She was married April 22, 1931, to Paul William Buzzard, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1980.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul E. (Ruby K.) Ruffner of Rimersburg RD 1; two sons, William P.
Buzzard and his wife, Margie, of Warren, Ohio, and M. Dean Buzzard and his wife, Sara, of Sharon; 12
grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, H. Gale Buzzard, on
March 22, 1999; and three brothers, Loyal Duncan, on Oct. 18, 1966, Gale Duncan, on May 7, 1965, and
Vern Duncan, on Feb. 10, 1991.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home,
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Russell Hawk,
pastor of the Widnoon United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dun can Cemetery, Templeton RD 2.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Southern Clarion County Ambulance
Association, in care of Cathy Mortimer, Treasurer, Rimersburg, 16248.
GENEVA E. HILE
Geneva E. Hile, 83, of West Hickory, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare in
Born Sept. 10, 1916, in Trunkeyville, Forest County, she was a daughter of the late Shelby E. and
She was a member of the West Hickory United Methodist Church.
Ms. Hile is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Beach and Mrs. Louis (Bonnie) Potts,
both of West Hickory; sev en grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren.
Also surviving are a niece and nephew she helped to raise, Gene Shaw of West Hickory and Patricia
Schrader of Kellettville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Hile, who died in
1951; one brother, Shelby Dun ham; one sister, Alice Beane; and one granddaughter, Louanne Potts,
who died in 1972.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home in
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Annette V.
Gerber, pastor of the West Hickory United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Fagundas Cemetery in Harmony Township, Forest County.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the West Hickory United Methodist Church
memorial fund or the West Hicko y Volunteer Fire Department.
MARGARET C. HIPPLE
Margaret C. Hipple, 88, of Slingerlands, N.Y., died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Hospice Care at the
Samaritan Hospital in Troy, N.Y.
Born March 16, 1912, in Franklin, she was a daughter of Harry W. and Lilian McKee Claybough.
Mrs. Hipple graduated Goucher College Phi Beta Kappa in 1934 and became a statistician for the
Social Security board.
She was married in 1939 and moved to Albany, N.Y., in 1943, where she volunteered for the American
Mrs. Hipple is survived by her husband, Byron T. Hipple, of 40 Autumn Drive, Slingerlands, N.Y., and
a niece, Mrs. Richard King, 4111 Maple Tree Drive, Anaheim, Calif.
Applebee Funeral Home of Delmar, N.Y. is handling arrangements.
All services are private.
HELEN F. MORRISON
Helen F. Morrison, 77, of Oil City, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in the West Unit of
Northwest Medical Center.
Born May 9, 1923, in Oil City, she was a daughter of the late William Arnold and Florence Huff
Mrs. Morrison was a member of the Cooperstown Evangelistic Tabernacle in Cooperstown, where she
served as organist. She was active in many programs of the church, including Vacation Bible School.
She was married May 26, 1944, to William W. Morrison, who pre ceded her in death on July 1, 1996.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth F. Sheakley of Emlenton and Mrs. Edith F. Duffee; a
brother-in-law, Kenneth Duffee of Sharpsville; four nieces, Beverly Duffee of Bell Flower, Calif.,
Mrs. Paul (Diane) Issacson of Arling ton, Va., Mrs. Ike (Denise) Caudill of Rio Rancho, N.M., Mrs.
Nick (Elaine) Gibson of Oviedo, Fla.; and a nephew, David Duffee and his wife, Julie, of Pittsburgh.
Friends were received Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Morrison Funeral Home.
Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Cooperstown Evangelistic Tabernacle.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the tabernacle with the Rev. Gary Mills
officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Andrew Cooley and the Rev. Jim Hogg.
Interment will follow in Bran don Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Cooperstown Evangelistic Tabernacle or to the Visiting
Nurses Association of Venango County.
LLOYD W. SHONTZ
Lloyd W. Shontz Sr., 76, of Titusville RD 4, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at the
Titusville Area Hospital.
Born Aug. 6, 1924, at Rouseville, he was a son of the late Joseph and Vanessa Renninger Shontz.
He attended the Rouseville School.
Mr. Shontz served one year with the U.S. Navy.
He was employed for eight years at Grand Valley Manufacturing as a crane operator until his
retirement in 1979. He was previously employed at the former Struthers Wells Corp, J&L Steel Co. of
Oil City and Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel Corp.
Mr. Shontz was a member of the East Troy Community Church.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening.
He was married Feb. 23, 1947 at Sarasota, Fla., to Margaret Hatcher, of Titusville RD 4, who
Also surviving are four sons, Tommy Lee Shontz and his wife, Tina, of Oil City;
John Mark Shontz of Titusville; Paul David Shontz and his wife, Rachel, of Titusville, and Lloyd W.
Shontz and his wife, Kandi, of Titusville RD 4; seven daughters, Grace Dingle, Doris Shontz and
Betty Shontz, all of Titusville, Dolly Shontz of Hydetown, Naomi Shontz of New Castle, Mrs. Russell
(Pauline) Young of New Castle, and Vanessa June Shontz of Meadville; 24 grandchildren; 11
great-grand children; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Shontz of Erie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shontz was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Shontz; a daugh
ter, Violet Ann Shontz; two brothers, Harold and Henry Shontz; and a sister, Mrs. Betty Hazlett.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N.
Washington St., Titusville.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the East Troy Community Church, with the Rev.
Dale Holloway, and the Rev. S.C. Rainey, retired Wesleyan Methodist minister, officiating.
Interment will follow in Diamond Cemetery.
ANITA G. WILSON
Anita G. Wilson, 37, of Wood bridge, Va., a native of Rimersburg, died at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18,
2000, at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
The Kline Funeral Home in Rimersburg, J. Robert Varner, director, is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Monday in The Derrick.
BETTY M. YEANEY
Betty M. Yeaney, 80, of 1705 Dairy Road, Mayport RD 1, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2000, in the
Born May 18, 1920, in Oliver Township, Jefferson County, she was a daughter of Clair Reitz and Effie
She was married to George R. Yeaney, who preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1994.
Mrs. Yeaney was of the Protestant Faith and attended the United Methodist Church.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Robert C. Yeaney and his wife, Linda, and George R. Yeaney Jr. and his wife,
Dee, both of Mayport RD 1; two daughters, Judith A. Martz of Falling Timber, Clearfield County and
Susan K. Myers and her hus band, Frank, of Worthington; eight grandchildren; and six great
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Jane Plotner of Brookville; and a brother, Donald Reitz of
Summerville RD 1.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Yeaney; and a
brother, Ronald Reitz.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Charles D.
Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Susan Bonner,
pastor of the First United Methodist Church in New Bethlehem, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Coolspring Cemetery, Coolspring, Oliver Township, Jefferson County.
MARY C SCHILL.
Mary C. Schill, 89, of Lucinda, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 19, 2000, in the Clarion Hospital.
Born Sept. 10, 1910, in Lickingville, she was a daughter of David and Rose Thorpe Swartzfager. On
Oct. 2, 1917, she was adopted by John and Anna Olcus Ditz.
She was employed by Grand view Convalescent Home in Clarion until she retired in 1974.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Lucinda and a lifetime member of the Rosary Society of the
She enjoyed playing cards.
She was married Nov. 5, 1930, to Lawrence Schill, who preceded her in death July 25, 1963.
Her surviving children are Vincent and Sharon Schill of Clearwater, Fla., Richard and Rita Schiffer
of Franklin, James and Rose Selker of Shippenville RD, Margaret Wolbert of Lucinda, George and
Catherine Best of St. Petersburg and Nancy Schill of Erie.
She also is survived by 25 grandchildren, 34 great-grand children and one great-greatgranddaughter.
Survivors also include a sister, Clara Tingley of Lucinda; and two brothers, Albert Swartzfager of
Detroit, Mich., and Charles Ditz of Delevan, N.Y.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Linda Schmader; a
daughter, Doris Schill; two sons, Donald Schill and Larry Schill; a son-in-law, Wayne Wolbert; two
sisters, Anna '' Betty'' Grolemund and Sister M. Alber ta O.S.B. (Emma); and 12 brothers, Joseph
Swartzfager, John Swartzfager, George Swartzfager, Charles Swartzfager, Edward Swartzfager, John
Ditz, Lawrence Ditz, Anthony Ditz, Joseph Ditz, Ambrose Ditz, Walter Ditz and Raymond Ditz.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Faller Funeral Home in Fry burg.
A parish vigil service will be held at 3:45 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Church, Lucinda, with
the Rev. Joseph Czarkowski, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to St. Joseph Church, Lucinda.
BRIAN G "ELMO" MATTHEWS.
Brian G. '' Elmo'' Matthews, 38, of Kennerdell RD 2, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, in Venango
Township, Butler County, from injuries suffered in a truck accident.
Born May 23, 1962, in Grove City, he was a son of Gaylord L. and Elizabeth '' Betty'' Wike Matthews,
Mr. Matthews was a 1980 graduate of Franklin High School.
He was a self-employed owner/operator of his own trucking company and worked as a broker for
McClymonds Supply and Transit of Portersville.
Mr. Matthews also was coowner with his brother, Brad, of BGM Enterprises, dealing in bark mulch and
Before he owned his own truck, he was employed by G.L. Matthews Trucking.
Mr. Matthews was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church.
He also was a member of the Allegheny Valley Lodge 552, F&AM, of Knox; the Venango Lodge of
Perfection; and the New Castle Consistory 32nd Degree Masons of Oil City.
Mr. Matthews also was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation of Pennsylvania and the NHLA
Trail Riding club of Ellwood City.
He enjoyed working on the family farm and was an avid outdoorsman and farmer.
He was married Aug. 27, 1983, in the Grace United Methodist Church in Grove City to Michelle ''
Shelley'' Black, who survives.
In addition to his parents and wife, survivors include a daughter, Shannon E. Matthews, at home; two
brothers, Bradley G. Matthews of Harrisville RD 1 and Brett G. Matthews and his wife, Crystal, of
Kennerdell RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Brandy G. Ripley and her husband, Michael, of Slippery Rock; a
paternal grandmother, June Matthews of Kennerdell; and a maternal grandmother, Betty Wike of
Also surviving are a mother-inlaw, Mrs. LaRue Nulph and her husband, Bruce, of Lake Latonka; a
father-in-law, Homer Black and his wife, Ivy, of Grove City; four nieces, Michaela, Michenzie,
Danielle and Jessica; three nephews, Matthew, Christopher and Scott; and numerous aunts, uncles and
He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Willard C. Matthews; and a maternal grand
father, Wilmer S. Wike.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tues day at the Larry E. McKinley
Funeral Home, 103 Emlenton St., Clintonville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald Han key
of the Wesley Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will follow in the Pleasantview Cemetery, Irwin Township, Venango County.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
NEAL M GATESMAN.
Neal M. Gatesman, 24, of Maple Drive, Lucinda, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000, at UPMC Presbyterian
Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born Feb. 16, 1976, in Oil City, he was the son of Stephen H. and Veronica L. '' Bonnie'' Carroll
Mr. Gatesman was a 1997 graduate of Keystone High School.
He was actively involved with Choice Enterprises of Clarion and was a member of St. Joseph Church in
Mr. Gatesman enjoyed music, sports and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gatesman is survived by four brothers, David P. and his wife, Mimi,
Gatesman of Youngstown, Ohio, Robert S. Gatesman of Lucinda, Brian E. and his wife, Melissa,
Gatesman of Waterford, N.Y., and Eric M. Gatesman of Harrisburg; one sister, Maria C. Gatesman of
Lucinda; and a family friend, David Evans of Oil City.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Borland Funeral Home Inc., in Leeper.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church in Lucinda with
the Rev. Joseph Czarkowski, pastor of the church, as celebrant.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Joseph Church.
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