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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [CLARION] Obituaries, The Derrick, Tuesday, September 5, 2000
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 11:13:17 -0400
DEETS, BROOKS, FREY, FLYLER, COAST, STEWART, McFALLDEN, MYERS
The Derrick, Tuesday, September 5, 2000:
ROY E. DEETS (includes photo)
Roy E. Deets, 81, of Titusville RD 5, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2,
2000, in Northwest Medical Center at Oil City after an extended illness.
Born Feb. 21, 1919, in Dempseytown, Oakland Town ship, Venango County, he
was a son of William Adam and Addie Mae GHARING Deets.
Mr. Deets was a 1937 graduate of Titusville High School. From 1938 to 1941
he attended Slippery Rock State College where he was part of the undefeated
foot ball team of 1939.
He continued to play semi-professional football for the Warren Red Jackets
from 1946 to 1949. He also played baseball as a pitcher for several years
in the Titusville area.
He had been employed at Koppers, National Forge where he received his
journeyman's electrical trade, Standard Oil Co., Worthington and Cyclops.
He retired in 1986 from Cytemp after 20 years of service.
Mr. Deets also was owner of Roy E. Deets Potato Farms for more than 50
years, selling to businesses in the tri-city area. To the present, Mr.
Deets remained actively involved in advising his son in the family
He was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church in Dempseytown.
Mr. Deets enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking trips to Canada with his
wife and sons. He loved farming and being with his family.
He was married in Dempsey town Aug. 29, 1941, to the former Helen
PASTORIUS, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons and their wives, Jack and Jane Deets,
William and Carol Deets and Larry and Marge Deets, all of Titusville RD 5;
seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Deets was preceded in death by an infant
son, Gary Lee Deets, Oct. 14, 1945; a grandson, Robert Daniel Deets, July
17, 1990; three brothers, Raymond Deets, Glen Deets and Fred Deets; and
five sisters, Lucille BAUM, Helen COLLINS, Hilda SAGER, Pearl KURTZ and
Elsie Deets, who died in infancy.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Morrison Funeral
Home, 110 Petrole um St., Oil City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Visiting Nurses Association
of Venango County, Wallaceville United Methodist Church or a charity of
COREY L. BROOKS
Corey L. Brooks, 21, of Titusville RD 5, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
3, 2000, from injuries sustained while riding his ATV in Oil Creek
He was born May 20, 1979, in Titusville, a son of Susan L. BEACH.
Mr. Brooks was a 1998 graduate of Titusville High School.
He currently was employed as a machinist at Conair in Franklin, where he
had worked since 1997.
His main hobby was his Ford truck.
Mr. Brooks enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was looking forward to his new
baby due next month.
Surviving are his mother, Susan L. Beach ANDRAKO of Titusville; three
brothers, his twin, Travis Brooks of Fort Benning, Ga., Michael Andrako of
Colum bus, Ohio, and Kevin Andrako of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters,
Laurie Andrako of Slippery Rock University and Nikki Andrako of Titusville
RD 5; and a close friend, Jessica BRANT of Titusville.
He also is survived by his maternal grandparents, Edward Beach and Mr. and
Mrs. Michael Andrako, and his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Shirley
PROPER, all of Titusville. Also surviving are several uncles and aunts,
Gaylin and Deliliah Beach, Terry and Cindy McCANDLESS, Brian Proper and
Robert Proper, all of Titusville, Colleen Beach of Spartansburg and Don and
Julie GOOD of Union City; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Thomas A. Andrako, Jan. 20,
2000; and his maternal grandmother, Virginia Beach.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Gordon B.
Garrett Funeral Home, Titusville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with
the Rev. Timothy Maybray, pastor of Titusville Free Methodist Church,
officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
LEILA D. "PEGGY" FREY
Leila D. '' Peggy'' Frey, 82, of Maple Shade, Cranberry RD 1, died at 2:40
p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, in Northwest Medical Center at Franklin.
Born Dec. 1, 1917, in Tionesta, she was a daughter of George and Florence
Mrs. Frey was a graduate of Tionesta High School.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed at Crator Manufacturing in
Mrs. Frey was married Oct. 31, 1973, to Edwin Frey of Saskatchewan,
Canada. He survives.
Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews including Forest Donahey
and his wife, Kathryn, of Oil City and Ray Donahey and his wife, Ruth, of
Tionesta. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Frey was preceded in death by
four brothers, Roy Donahey, Cyril Donahey, John Donahey and Veryl Donahey;
and two sisters, Vera BARON and Fanella Donahey.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Morrison Funeral
Home with the Rev. Harold Jacobsen officiating.
CORA M. BLYLER (includes photo)
Cora M. Blyler, 99, formerly of 1212 Chestnut St., Franklin, died at 9:25
a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, in Sugar Creek Station, Franklin RD 3.
Born Nov. 28, 1900, in Canal Township, she was a daughter of Joseph L. and
Etha HILL NEELEY.
She spent her early life in the Galloway and Rocky Grove areas and
attended public schools there.
Mrs. Blyler worked in the Bell Telephone office in Franklin prior to her
marriage and later worked at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. during World War
She was one of the first volunteer nurses aides at the Franklin Hospital.
Mrs. Blyler was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Franklin, and
the American Legion Auxiliary of Franklin.
She was married Nov. 20, 1919, to Fred Blyler, who died Dec. 7, 1971.
Surviving are two sons, F. Robert Blyler and Ronald L. Blyler, both of
Franklin; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, five
great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Blyler was preceded in death
by a grandson, a great-grandson, three brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. today in the Huff Chapel, Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the funeral home with Dr.
David A. Holste, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church, Franklin,
officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
The family requests donations be made to Christ United Methodist Church,
1135 Buffalo St., Franklin, 16323; or the Visiting Nurses Association of
Venango County, 308 Seneca St., Oil City, 16301.
MARTHA M. COAST (complete obituary from The Derrick Online)
Martha M. Coast, 85, formerly of 1410 Eagle St., died at 12:25 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, in Sugar Creek Station, Franklin RD 3, where she had
resided for the past eight years.
Born Aug. 19, 1915, in Oil City, she was a daughter of Harry and Jessie
Mrs. Coast was a former member of Pleasantview United Methodist Church.
She was a homemaker and was married Aug. 24, 1935, to Aubrey R. Coast, who
died Jan. 31, 1998.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Zella and Don McNANY of Franklin;
two grandchildren and their spouses, Brenda and Eric HARTING of Franklin
and Staff Sgt. Michael J. and Kelly McNany of Albany, Ga.; and two
great-grandchildren, Bernadette Harting of Franklin and Bailey McNany of
She also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Bernice STALKER of Butler.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Coast was preceded in death
by a brother, Cecil Blauser; and a sister, Lyda SURRENA.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday in the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with
the Rev. Ronald C. Bole of the Franklin Assembly of God officiating.
Interment will be in Clintonville Methodist Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association Foundation.
EMMA G. STEWART (includes photo)
Emma G. Stewart, 83, of Albion, formerly of 261 Bissell Ave., died at 5
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in Manchester Presbyterian Lodge, Erie,
Born July 1, 1917, in Oil City, she was a daughter of George and Mary
Mrs. Stewart attended St. Joseph Grade School, Oil City, and was a 1935
graduate of St. Joseph High School, Oil City.
She worked as a bookkeeper at Union Furniture Co. and later as an office
secretary at St. Joseph Grade School, Oil City. She also did volunteer work
at St. Joseph High School, Oil City, for the sports and education programs.
Mrs. Stewart was involved in Boy Scout Troop 14, Colonel Drake Council,
along with her husband, R.M. Stewart, who was scoutmaster for 15 years.
She was a member of St. Lawrence Church in Albion and also St. Joseph
Church, Oil City, and St. Joseph Rosary Society.
Mrs. Stewart was married by the Rev. Patrick Lynch in St. Joseph Church,
Oil City, Aug. 29, 1940, to Robert M. Stewart, who survives in Albion.
Also surviving are three children, Robert M. Stewart Jr. and his wife,
Rosemary, of St. Cloud, Minn., Elaine MELQUIST of Albion and William H.
Stewart and his wife, Sylvia, of Manchester, N.H.; seven grandchildren, Ann
Marie ZENTIS and her husband, Michael, of Girard, Jessica WHIPPLE and her
Angela Stewart and Cynthia PROVOST and her husband, Eric, all of
Manchester, N.H., Deborah BONGIORNO and her husband, Jeff, of Germantown,
Wis., Michael S. Melquist and his fiancee, Tammy Graves, and William J.
Melquist, all of Albion.
She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Andrew
Zentis of Girard and Rachael and Meghan Stewart and Jacob Provost, all of
Manchester, N.H.; a brother, George Hughey Jr. of Albany, Ga.; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by a
sister, Helen FALLER; three brothers, Francis Hughey, Albert Hughey and
Edward Hughey; and a son-in-law, Ronald Melquist.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the
Reinsel Funeral Home, 116 Bissell Ave.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St.
Joseph Church with Msgr. John W. Swoger, pastor, as the presider.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Lawrence Church in Albion or to St. Joseph
Church Development Fund, Oil City.
MARGARETTA LAVERNE MCFADDEN
Margaretta Laverne McFadden, 77, a resident of 11 Harold St., Oil City,
for 15 years, formerly of Grove City and St Petersburg, Pa., died at 7:15
a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000, in Beverly Healthcare, Oil City, following a
She had been a resident of Beverly Healthcare for three days.
Born June 25, 1923, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Ernest Ray and
Mary Abigail ANDERSON OSMAN.
She was a 1942 graduate of New Brighton High School.
Mrs. McFadden was the first police woman with the Grove City Police
Department, serving from 1957 to 1962.
During World War II, she was employed in the glass and steel industry and
received the U.S. Navy '' E'' Medal for efficiency as a machinist in
Mrs. McFadden first was married Sept. 14, 1945, to Jack L. HOGUE, who died
in 1947. She then was married July 11, 1958, to Audley Boyd McFadden, who
died Oct. 10, 1982.
She formerly owned the Pines Inn in St. Petersburg with her husband,
Mrs. McFadden was a member of the former North Center Street Church of God
in Grove City where she was a Sunday School teacher.
She was a former teacher in the Mercer County Literacy Council for Adults.
Mrs. McFadden enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and her family.
Surviving are two daughters, Geanne SERAFIN of Carlton and Mrs. Robert
(Leona) PHILLIPS of Oil City; one son, Terry L. McFadden of Oil City; six
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a sister, Leona Patton of Grove City; and a
brother, Robert Wherry of New Brighton.
In addition to her parents and two husbands, Mrs. McFadden was preceded in
death by one sister, Irene SHAPELL; and three brothers, Albert WHERRY,
''Curly'' Wherry and Herbert Osman.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Cunningham
Funeral Home, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Kevin Giddings, pastor of Venango Woods Church in Cranberry,
officiating. Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
Memorial tributes may be made to the American Heart Association, 174 E.
Bissell Ave., Oil City; or the Visiting Nurses Association of Venango
County, 308 Seneca St., Oil City, 16301.
ROBERT C. "BOBBY" MYERS (complete obituary from The Derrick Online)
Robert C. '' Bobby'' Myers, 33, a resident of Polk Center since 1984,
formerly of Greenville, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 2000,
at Polk Center. Born May 11, 1967, in Greenville, he was a son of Robert
and Patricia NICKLIN Myers.
Mr. Myers attended Greenville area schools.
He was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Greenville.
Mr. Myers enjoyed watching television, walking outdoors and going for
rides with his family.
Surviving are his parents, Robert and Patricia Myers of Newport News, Va.;
two sisters, Jennifer S. Myers and Mrs. John (Amber) BELCHER of Newport
News, Va.; one nephew, Nathan Myers of Newport News, Va.; his paternal
grandmother, Pearl E. Myers of Greenville; and his maternal grandparents,
James and Sophie M. ARNOLD of Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joseph Myers and Orland B.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Colonial Funeral Home, 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
A prayer vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with
the Rev. Mark Mastrian, chaplain at Polk Center, presiding.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St.
Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with the Rev. Dennis J. Veltri,
parochial vicar, as the presider.
Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Greenville.
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