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From: "Vickie Young" <>
Subject: [CLARION] Clarion County Obituaries, August 7, 2003
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 07:59:00 -0500
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The Derrick, Clarion County, Pennsylvania USA

Harry O. Beatty, Eau Claire <>

Robert S. Fair, Climax Road, New Bethlehem <>

Raymond I. Garner, Camp Coffman Road, Kossuth <>

Jeanne Pyle Hamilton, 1212 Chestnut St., Franklin <>

Charles W. Janke Jr., Santa Fe, N.M., formerly of Tionesta <>

Zelda J. Love, 321 Madison St., Sligo <>

Eugene Monjar "Wiener" Ray I, Clintonville Road, Harrisville <>

Jack A. Siefer, 11 Deer St., Oil City <>

Lexine Jo "Lekki" West, Spring, Texas <>

Getting it right - Francis Joseph Palo of North Third Avenue, Clarion <>


Harry O. Beatty, 80, of Eau Claire, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 6,
2003, in Grove Manor Personal Care Center, Grove City, following an
illness. Born Aug. 2, 1923, in Eau Claire, he was the son of Joseph M.
and Velma Kinder Beatty. He was a graduate of the former Eau Claire High
School and attended Grove City College for two years prior to being
drafted into World War II. Mr. Beatty was inducted into the U.S. Army
Feb. 13, 1943, serving with the Eighth Infantry Division and
participated in the initial Battle of Normandy. Following the Normandy
invasion, he continued on with the Eighth Infantry through Northern
France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was discharged Oct. 26,
1945, as a technical sergeant. He earned the EAME Service Medal with
four Bronze Stars and the American Theater Medal. Following the death of
his father in 1957, Mr. Beatty became the owner and operator of J.M.
Beatty Grocery and Merchandise in Eau Claire until his retirement Jan.
1, 1983. After his retirement, he lived in Brigantine, N.J., from 1983
through 1994. While in New Jersey, he worked in the various resorts of
Atlantic City as a host and guide for many tours in that area. Mr.
Beatty enjoyed traveling and dining in fine restaurants, both in the
United States and abroad. He was a Protestant. Surviving are one
brother, Cecil Beatty, and one sister, Jean Magill, both of Eau Claire;
a number of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. In
addition to his parents, Mr. Beatty was preceded in death by a sister,
Josephine Beatty Hunter; and two brothers, James M. Beatty Sr. and F.
Merle Beatty. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the
H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home, Main Street, Eau Claire. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ken.
Hall, Church of God pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Eau Claire
Cemetery.

Robert S. Fair, 54, of Climax Road, New Bethlehem, died early Wednesday
morning, Aug. 6, 2003, at his residence following a sudden illness. Born
March 15, 1949, in Brookville, he was the son of Della Oss Fair of
Indiana, Pa., and the late Robert B. Fair, who died in 1969. He was a
veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Fair was a self-employed
contractor. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in New
Bethlehem and the Masonic Lodge of Latrobe. Surviving, in addition to
his mother, are a special friend, Carol Wiant; and numerous aunts,
uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and
grandparents. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the
Rupert Funeral Home in New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. William P. Wood
officiating. Interment will follow in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.

Raymond I. Garner, 89, of Camp Coffman Road, Kossuth, born in Parker
Township, Butler County, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, in Beverly
Healthcare-Shippenville.

Jeanne Pyle Hamilton, 57, of 1212 Chestnut St., Franklin, died Sunday,
Aug. 3, 2003, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. Born Jan. 29, 1946, in Oil City, she
was the daughter of Eugene and Mary Robertson Pyle. She was a 1963
graduate of Franklin High School. She was employed for many years by the
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. She was active in the VFW and
the Women of the Moose. Surviving are a brother and his wife, John and
Anne Pyle of Blanchardville, Wis.; nieces, Diana Pyle of Raleigh, N.C.,
and Amy Pyle of Madison, Wis.; nephews, David Pyle and wife, Marie, of
South Bend, Ind., and Adam Pyle of Boston, Mass., and a grand-niece,
Annaka Pyle of South Bend, Ind. She also is survived by aunts, Myra
Maier of Franklin, Dorothy Robertson of Rocky Grove, Ginny Robertson and
Mary Jean Robertson, both of Baltimore, Md.; and several cousins. She
was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William. Her
cremains will be interred near her father in Graham Cemetery. She
enjoyed animals and memorials may be made to the Humane Society of
Venango County.

Charles W. Janke Jr., 37, of Santa Fe, N.M., formerly of Tionesta, died
Monday. Aug. 4, 2003, in Santa Fe after a long bout with Lou Gehrig's
Disease. Born May 24, 1966, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Charles F.
and Bernice A. Blumer Janke, who survive in Tionesta. He was a 1984
graduate of North Clarion High School. He attended Houghton College in
Houghton, N.Y., and graduated from Clarion University with a master's
degree in teaching. Mr. Janke was an airman fist class in the U.S. Air
Force. He was a military teacher in Yokosuka, Japan, in the Department
of Defense School System for six years. Mr. Janke was married in 1999 to
Tomoko Minkuni of Japan, who survives, along with a son, Christopher
Janke, both in Santa Fe. Surviving, in addition to his parents, wife and
son, are two brothers, Michael A. Janke and wife, Athena, of Santa Fe,
N.M., and Kurt Janke and wife, Crystal, of Greece; two sisters, Bernice
Janke Fiorella and husband, Glenn, of Lake Arial and Loretta Janke Fox
and husband, Dennis, of Las Vegas, Nev.; his maternal grandmother,
Loretta Blumer of Franklin; an aunt and her husband, Geraldine and Paul
Binder of Franklin; and an uncle and his wife, Thomas and Doris Blumer
of South Carolina; and numerous cousins. A memorial service will be held
at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Janke residence, 3982 Lake Lucy Road,
Tionesta. The Rev. Richard Tygert of Christian Life Ministries will
officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charles
Janke Medical Fund, 3982 Lake Lucy Road, Tionesta, 16353.

Zelda J. Love, 81, of 321 Madison St., Sligo, died at 8:57 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 5, 2003, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin. Born April 14, 1922, in the
Village of Rimerton, Armstrong County, she was the daughter of George E.
and Marjorie L. Dunlap Clouse. Mrs. Love was a Protestant and was a past
worthy matron of the former Sligo Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. She
was a homemaker and enjoyed her home and family, especially her
granddaughter, Julie A. Wise, a college student in Africa. Mrs. Love was
married Oct. 3, 1941, to Arthur P. Love, who survives. Surviving, in
addition to her husband and granddaughter, are a daughter and her
husband, Marjorie A. and James H. Wise of Knox. She also is survived by
two brothers and their wives, George R. and Edna Clouse of Redbank and
James O. and Betty Clouse of Rimersburg; a special niece, Juanita "Neet"
Thomas of Tidal; and two sisters-in-law, Grace Weckerly of Parker RD 2
and Elnora Sexton of Murrysville. Mrs. Love was preceded in death by her
parents. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
today in the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Eddinger,
retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the
Callensburg Cemetery.

Eugene Monjar "Wiener" Ray I, 80, who resided on Clintonville Road,
Harrisville, for 40 years, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, in United
Community Hospital, Grove City, after an extended illness. Born May 20,
1923, in Grove City, he was the son of Seaton John and Ethel Florence
Monjar Ray. He attended Grove City public school and Walter public
school in Irwin Township and graduated from Clintonville High School.
Mr. Ray was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy and stationed
aboard the USS Canbarra from 1943 to 1946. He retired in 1981 from
Cooper Energies, Grove City, where he worked as a machinist for 44
years. He did his apprenticeship as a machinist at Mount Vernon prior to
working for Cooper Energies. Mr. Ray was a member of Peters Chapel
United Methodist Church in Irwin Township. He enjoyed reading western
novels and sports including the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh
Steelers. Mr. Ray was married to Adaline Porter, who survives. Also
surviving are two daughters, Ethel L. Davis of Harrisville and Della L.
Ray of New Wilmington; one son, Eugene M. Ray II of Franklin; and one
grandchild, Denise R. Davis of Harrisville. In addition to his parents,
Mr. Ray was preceded in death by a brother, Merle Ray; and one niece,
Judy Joy Ray. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. today in the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton St.,
Clintonville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the
funeral home with the Rev. Lee Thompson, pastor of Peters Chapel United
Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Clintonville
Methodist Cemetery, Clintonville. The family suggests memorial
contributions be made to Peters Chapel United Methodist Church, in care
of Marie Wilson, 2633 Scrubgrass Road, Grove City, 16127, or to a
charity of one's choice.

Jack A. Siefer, 72, of 11 Deer St., Oil City, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday,
Aug. 5, 2003, after an extended illness. Born Aug. 18, 1930, in Oil
City, he was the son of Roy P. and Helen Ingham Siefer Moffat Benton. He
attended the Oil City schools. Mr. Siefer worked for the Continental Can
Co. in Oil City, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of
St. Joseph Church. Mr. Siefer was an avid Cleveland Browns and New York
Yankees fan. He umpired in the men's and women's softball leagues in Oil
City and Franklin for 35 years. He was a member for 25 years of the ASA
Umpires Association. He was a lifetime member of the Pulaski Club and
the PNA. Mr. Siefer enjoyed woodworking and refinishing furniture. He
was married in Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 10, 1948, to the former Helen V.
Dudzic of Oil City. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Msgr.
Richard B. Siefer of DuBois; a daughter, Kathy Siefer of Erie; a
brother, Richard B. Siefer of East Amhurst, N.Y.; and several nieces and
nephews. He also is survived by three special friends, Alex Womer, John
Axelson and Rudy Say, all of Oil City; one godson, Shea Smayda; and
special neighbors, the Tom Bodamer family of Oil City. The family will
receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Reinsel Funeral
Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph Church. Mass of
Christian Burial will be concelebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Joseph
Church with Msgr. Richard R. Siefer, son of the deceased and pastor of
St. Catherine of Sienna and St. Joseph Church in DuBois, as the main
celebrant. He will be assisted by the Rev. Tom Aleksa, pastor of St.
John and St. Anthony parishes of Tidioute and Tionesta, and Msgr. John
W. Swoger, pastor of St. Joseph Church, Oil City. Interment will follow
in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Church
Development Fund, the Humane Society of Venango County or to the Renal
Care of Oil City.

Lexine Jo "Lekki" West, 54, of Spring, Texas, died Monday morning, July
14, 2003, after a short illness. Born June 1, 1949, in Oil City, she was
the daughter of Clifford and Iola Miller. She was a 1967 graduate of
Rocky Grove High School. Mrs. West was of the Methodist faith. She was
married May 18, 1973, to James R. West Sr., who survives. Also surviving
are two sons and their wives, James Jr. and Jodie West of Austin, Texas,
and Todd and Loren West of Pasadena, Texas, and their two children,
Sarah and Jacob. She also is survived by a brother and his wife, Dennis
and Sue Miller of Sandy Lake; and her mother-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn West of
Grove City. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service
will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Alexander-McMullen Funeral Home,
3236 S. Main St., Sandy Lake, with the Rev. Leroy Morrison of Syracuse,
N.Y., officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be
made to the American Cancer Society.

Getting it right - Francis Joseph Palo of North Third Avenue, Clarion,
died Tuesday, Aug. 5, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a
lengthy stay. A sister, Dorothy Schettler, is among those who preceded
him in death.




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