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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: Obits, The Derrick, April 12, 2004
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 14:02:23 -0400


The Derrick, Monday, April 12, 2004:

Dora Marie Collingwood, 302 Hoffman Ave., Oil City
Gerald A. Dinger, 2745 Brookville St., Fairmount City
Paul E. Doverspike, 128 J.R. Resourses Drive, Ringgold
Ramona Louise Hartle, 622 W. First St., Oil City
Earl R. Hosey, 638 Wildcat Road, Rimersburg
Laurie Ann McCool, 1818 Slatertown Road, Polk
Paul Clinton Mitchell, 2183 Warren Road, Oil City
Robert Edward Mowery Sr., Erie
Fred L. Myers II, Sunbury, Sligo native
Ella May Saar, Franklin, formerly of Seneca
Robert Eugene Sayers Sr., Franklin
Mabel I. Stitt, 3818 Cherry Run Road, Rimersburg
Henry Guy Swartz, Reigle School Road, Rimersburg, formerly of Erie
Cheryl Diane Tindall, 210 Corsini Road, Cooperstown

Dora Marie Collingwood
Dora Marie Collingwood, 64, of 302 Hoffman Ave., Oil City, sister of
Margaret L. McClelland of Oil City, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10,
2004, at her residence.

Gerald A. Dinger
Gerald A. Dinger, 74, of 2745 Brookville St., Fairmount City, died at
8:15 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his residence.
Born May 30, 1929, in Oak Ridge, Armstrong County, he was the son of
John H. and Nora Irene Hollobaugh Dinger.
He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1951 to
1953.
Mr. Dinger was a foreman for 37 years for Allegheny Power Co. in
Kittanning.
He was a member of the Springside Baptist Church in New Bethlehem.
Mr. Dinger also belonged to Masonic Lodge No. 522 in New Bethlehem.
He was married Sept. 6, 1951, to Doris J. Hepler, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Jerry L. Dinger of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
David C. Dinger and wife, Barbara, of Oak Ridge and John Michael
Dinger and wife, Linda, of Fairmount City; one daughter, Cheryl
Burkett and husband, Ken, of Fairmount City; 10 grandchildren, Gregory
Yeaney, Christopher Burkett, Angela Yeaney Smith, Georgi Yeaney
Gaston, Justin Burkett, Cosey Dinger, Cara Dinger, Carter Dinger,
Jennie Dinger and Gabriella Dinger; and four great-grandchildren,
Brady Burkett, Alyssa Burkett, Benton Smith and Kyle Shreckengost.
He also is survived by one sister, Ruth Herrin of Maine; and two
brothers, John C. Dinger of Oak Ridge and James Dinger of Warren, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter,
Karen Dinger Yeaney; and a sister, Helen Dinger Shoemaker.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Charles D.
Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Springside
Baptist Church in New Bethlehem where viewing will be held from 10 to
11:30 a.m. prior to the service. The Rev. John Conover, pastor, will
officiate.
Interment will be in Hawthorn Cemetery, Hawthorn, Clarion County.
Memorials may be made to the Springside Baptist Church or to the
Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice.

Paul E. Doverspike
Paul E. Doverspike, 83, of 128 J.R. Resourses Drive, Ringgold, died
at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2004, in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born Aug. 5, 1920, in Jefferson County, he was the son of Clark E.
and Ida May Deible Doverspike, and was the last surviving member of
his immediate family.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Doverspike was a foreman for the Crawford Furniture Co. for many
years. In his later years, he managed the Doverspike Brothers Farms of
Ringgold.
He was a member of the Timblin United Methodist Church.
Mr. Doverspike first was married to Bernice Larue Snyder, who died
Jan. 11, 1984. He later married Emogene W. Weaver, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter and her husband, Patricia and William
Edder of Underhill, Vt.,; two stepchildren, Gretta and husband, Dr.
Terry Johnson of Bismarck, N.D., and Brett and wife, Jane Weaver of
Finksburg, Md.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two
stepgrandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a number of
brothers and sisters.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in 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. Don Brauer officiating.
Interment will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Redbank Township,
Armstrong County.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the
Timblin United Methodist Church, Timblin.

Ramona Louise Hartle
Ramona Louise Hartle, 75, of 622 W. First St., Oil City, died at 6:05
p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004, at her residence following an extended
illness.
Born Aug. 22, 1928, in Oil City, she was the daughter of John Gleason
and Jennie Brandon Murray.
She was educated in the Oil City School System.
Mrs. Hartle worked for 26 years as a cook at Kay's Smorgasbord.
She enjoyed walking to the grocery store, yard sales and flea markets
as well as being with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Hartle was married in St. Joseph Church, Oil City, in 1947 to
William J. Hartle Sr., who preceded her in death in 1970.
Surviving are five children, John R. Hartle and wife, Patricia, of
Mount Home, N.C., Robert M. Hartle and Linda M. McMillen, both of Oil
City, William W. Hartle of Seneca and James R. Hartle and wife, Linda,
of Knox; a daughter-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" Hartle of Seneca; 23
grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by four brothers, James Murray of Oil City and
Gleason "Jack" Murray, Ron Murray and Jerry Murray, all of Florida.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, William John Hartle Jr.,
and another son, Richard J. Hartle, Sept 30, 1995; and one sister,
Janet Beagle.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. today in the Reinsel Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. with Msgr. William C.
Karg officiating.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials to help the family defray expenses may be sent to the
Reinsel Funeral Home.

Earl R. Hosey
Earl R. Hosey, 94, of 638 Wildcat Road, Rimersburg, died Sunday
evening, April 11, 2004, in the Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center near Sligo.
The Varner Funeral Home of Rimersburg is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published later in The Derrick.

Laurie Ann McCool
Laurie Ann McCool, 34, of 1818 Slatertown Road, Polk, Mineral
Township, Mercer County, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 5:33
a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital,
Pittsburgh.
Born Jan. 1, 1970, in Grove City, she was the daughter of Ray Edward
and Sandra Kay Wheeler McCool.
She was a 1988 graduate of Lakeview High School.
Miss McCool worked for the last six years at Pap's Place in Jackson
Center.
She was a Protestant.
Miss McCool was a member of the Venango Women's Pool League. She was
a past member of the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 669 of Franklin and
was a member of the Franklin VFW Post No. 1834.
She enjoyed drawing and being artistic and loved pitching horseshoes.
Surviving are her companion of 14 years, Thomas W. Beighley at home;
her parents of Polk; paternal grandmother, Norma Wheeler of Polk; a
sister, Tracey L. Lewis of Jackson Center; two brothers, Ray E. McCool
III and companion, April Davis, of Stoneboro, and Shawn T. McCool and
companion, Kayla Alcorn, of Polk; and many favorite nieces and nephews
whom she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandfathers.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Scott A.
Black Funeral Home, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Robert Graham, pastor of Center United Methodist
Church, Polk, officiating.
Interment will be in Center Cemetery, Polk, Mineral Township, Venango
County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 19
Jefferson Ave, Sharon, 16146.

Paul Clinton Mitchell
Paul Clinton Mitchell, 87, of 2183 Warren Road, Oil City, died at
2:05 a.m. Sunday, April 11, 2004, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born July 8, 1916, in Cooperstown, he was the son of Howard and
Fannie Belle Masterson Mitchell.
Mr. Mitchell retired from Oakland Township as a township foreman. He
had been a machinist and enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially his
family.
He was a member of the Oakland United Methodist Church.
On June 20, 1939, he married the former Helen Elizabeth Hogue, who
preceded him in death March 8, 1996. On Nov. 10, 1996, he married the
former Corabel M. Wilson, who survives.
Also surviving are four children, Cary Mitchell and wife, Marcia,
Gene Mitchell and wife, Linda, and Barry Mitchell and wife, Mary, all
of Oil City, and Debra Mitchell of Titusville; 10 grandchildren, Tech
Sgt. William "Bill" Mitchell, Cheryl Uhlott, Kimberly Mitchell,
Janille Lamberton, Leanne Goreczny, Andrew Goreczny, Nicholas Paul
Mitchell, Danielle Mitchell, Cynda Mitchell and Paul Mitchell; three
great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Wayne H. Wilson and wife, Joanne,
of Oil City and Donald L. Wilson and wife, Linda, of Bradleytown;
three stepgrandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by a brother, James Mitchell and wife, Jane, of
North East; and a sister, Helen Ames and husband, Edward, of Oil City.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death
by a brother, Jerry Mitchell; a sister, Joanne Greenlee; and a
grandson, Jeremiah Mitchell.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Morrison
Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Richard Roberts, pastor of the Oakland United
Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Visiting Nurses
Association of Venango County.

Robert Edward Mowery Sr.
Robert Edward Mowery Sr., 77, of Erie, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday,
April 9, 2004, in the VA Medical Center, Erie, following a brief
illness.
Born Jan. 1, 1927, in Soldier, Jefferson County, he was the son of
Charles Earl and Annie Sloan Mowery.
He attended the Sykesville schools.
Mr. Mowery was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War,
serving with the U.S. Army in France and Korea, attaining the rank of
sergeant.
He was employed as a welder at General Electric in Erie for 27 years,
retiring in 1992.
Mr. Mowery was a member of the VFW Post No. 470 in Erie and also was
a member of the American Legion in Sykesville and Erie.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, football and baseball.
Mr. Mowery was married in Reynoldsville Sept. 29, 1956, to the former
Etta Arveda Shaffer, who died April 24, 1986.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Robert E. Jr. and Cheryl
Mowery and Phillip Ronald and Nancy Mowery, all of Erie; and two
grandchildren, Robert E. Mowery III and Kaylee Mowery, both of Erie.
He also is survived by two brothers and their wives, James and Dee
Mowery of Tonawanda, N.Y., and Thomas and Gertrude Mowery of Soldier;
five sisters, Anna Uberti of Force, Phyllis Johnson and husband, Moe,
and Gertrude Mowery, all of Emporium, and Bea Yohe and husband, Ray,
and Martine Leiberton, all of Soldier; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lois
Giles of Rimersburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five
brothers, Phillip Mowery, William Mowery, Charles Mowery, George
Mowery and Harry Dale "Dutch" Mowery; and two sisters, Aldine and
Lavina.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Tuesday in the Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home, Rimersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Mark Deeter, pastor of the Rimersburg Wesleyan
Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rimersburg Cemetery with full military
honors accorded by members of the Rimersburg VFW and the American
Legion Ceremonial Squad.

Fred L. Myers II
Fred L. Myers II, 49, a native of Sligo, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, April
11, 2004, at Sunbury Hospital in Sunbury.
He had been a resident of the Nottingham Village Nursing Center in
Northumberland for the past several years.
Born Jan. 24, 1955, in Brookville, he was the son of Fred L. and Char
ylene Stewart Myers.
Surviving are his parents of Sligo; three sisters, Sabrina Saver and
fiance, Kurt Vilkinofsky of Brookville; Leslie Lawrence and husband,
Don, of Sligo and Linda Black and husband, Eric, of Strattanville; and
several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Roxanne L. Myers, March, 4,
1979.
There will be no visitation
Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the
family.
The Varner Funeral Home in Sligo is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Sligo Volunteer
Fire Co. or to the Sligo United Methodist Church, Sligo, 16255.

Ella May Saar
Ella May Saar, 102, a former resident of Seneca, died Saturday
morning, April 10, 2004, in The Caring Place, Franklin, where she had
been a resident.
Born Feb. 3, 1902, in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter
of William and Louise Rohloff Lipke.
Mrs. Saar had been a head cashier at Sears.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Oil City, the women's
organizations of the church and the Oil City YWCA.
Mrs. Saar was married Aug. 8, 1931, to Adolph H. "Al" Saar, who died
June 7, 1986.
Surviving are two sons, A. Ronald Saar of Hilton, N.Y., and Loren E.
Saar of Elmwood Park, Ill.; four grandsons, Dr. Steven H. Saar of
Cambridge, Mass., the Rev. David P. Saar of Mount Forest, Ontario,
Canada, Timothy Saar of Franklin Park, Ill., and Daniel M. Saar of
Hartland, Wis.; and four great-grandchildren, Erie T. Saar, Steven A.
Saar, Christopher M.P. Saar and Kathryn A.P. Saar.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
a sister, Isabel Meitz.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Morrison
Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Christ Lutheran
Church with the Rev. Paul Meseke, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry.
The family suggests memorials be made to Christ Lutheran Church or to
the Lutheran Hour Ministries.

Robert Eugene Sayers Sr.
Robert Eugene Sayers Sr., 70, of Franklin, died at 7:25 a.m.
Saturday, April 10, 2004, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born Oct. 22, 1933, in Franklin, he was the son of Theodore R. Sayers
Sr. and Maude Kimes Sayers.
Mr. Sayers worked as a contractor for a number of years with his
father, then for several years at Worthington Corp., next at Harry's
Refuge for several years and last went to work for Burn's Security.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Mr. Sayers was married to Suzanne Macfarlane, who died Oct. 2, 1997.
Surviving are seven children, Kathy Ross and husband, Lanny, Debbie
Balcita and husband, Leo, and Robin Hawkins and husband, Mark, all of
Oil City, Connie Hawkins and husband, Paul, Lori Everett and husband,
Don, Robert E. Sayers Jr. and Joseph Sayers, all of Franklin; 18
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two
grandsons, Tad Allen Hawkins and Jeromy Daniel Sayers.
There will be no visitation.
Interment will be in Rynd Farm Cemetery, Rouseville.
The Osenider Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the Humane Society
of Venango County or to the American Diabetes Association.

Mabel I. Stitt
Mabel I. Stitt, 90, of 3818 Cherry Run Road, Rimersburg, died at 6
a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Jefferson Manor, Brookville, where
she had resided for the past several years.
Born Dec. 18,1913, in Rimersburg, she was the daughter of Henry and
Ina Hawk Murray.
Mrs. Stitt was a member of the Cherry Run United Methodist Church.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing and
embroidery.
Mrs. Stitt was married Dec. 20, 1932, to Granville G. Stitt, who died
Sept. 7, 1999.
Surviving are three daughters, Jean Bigley of New Middletown, Ohio,
Mrs. William (Geraldine) Unger of McDonald, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank
(Mary) Smith of Rimersburg RD; four sons and their wives, Robert and
Kathy Stitt of Huey, Ray and Ethel Stitt of Rimersburg RD, Denny and
Kathy Stitt of Utica, Ohio, and Gerald and Gwen Stitt of Parker RD; 24
grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by two sisters, Stella Nessler of Tucson, Ariz.,
and Della Hunsberger of Pittsburgh; a brother and his wife, Masson and
Jean Murray of Sligo; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
two sisters, Loreda Vogt and Twila Graf; three brothers, John, Richard
and Max Murray; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in
the Varner Funeral Home of Rimersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Bessie Maihle, retired Methodist minister, officiating.
Interment will follow in Cedarview Memorial Park near Strattanville.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to Eccles-Lesher
Memorial Library, Rimersburg, 16248.

Henry Guy Swartz
Henry Guy Swartz, 87, of Reigle School Road, Rimersburg, died at 4:30
a.m. Sunday, April 11, 2004, in the Clarion Hospital following an
illness.
He and his wife lived on McClelland Avenue, Erie, from 1950 to August
1989.
Born Dec. 20, 1916, in Pinoak, Madison Township, Clarion County, he
was the son of Charles Vincent and Nellie Arnetta Stitt Swartz.
Mr. Swartz attended Pinoak School.
He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II,
serving as a guard patrolman in the Pacific Theater of Operations at
Biak, New Caledonia.
Mr. Swartz was employed as a punch press operator and casting washer
operator at Parker White Medal in Erie for 29 years, retiring in April
1982.
He was a member of the Lawsonham United Methodist Church.
Mr. Swartz was married in Rimersburg June 26, 1943, to the former
Virginia Belle Haggerty, who survives.
Also surviving are a daughter and husband, Karen A. and Dennis R.
Goss of Rimersburg; a grandson and wife, David A. and Tonya Goss of
Latrobe; four great-grandchildren, Brandon Goss Marshall of Eau Claire
and Tyler Goss, Andrew Goss and Zachery Goss, all of Latrobe.
He also is survived by five brothers, Ralph Buzard and wife, Bernice,
and Albert Buzard and wife, Elsie, all of Rimersburg, Charles Buzard
and wife, Carol, of Hulberton, N.Y., Percil Buzard of Holly, N.Y., and
Bobbie Swartz and wife, Jennie, of Erie; and four sisters, Dessie
Buzard and Janet Jack, both of Rimersburg, Vergie Craig of North East
and June Ritz of North Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons,
Daryl Robert Swartz, Feb. 21, 1958, and Gary L. Swartz in Vietnam,
Feb. 27, 1970; an infant daughter, May 8, 1956; four brothers, Cecil
Buzard, John Buzard, Fred Buzard and Connell Buzard; and three
sisters, Bessie Buzard, Virginia Holler and Alice Bellesfield.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Richard
D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday in
the Lawsonham United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church with
the Rev. James M. Eaton, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Lawsonham Cemetery with full military honors
accorded by members of the Rimersburg VFW and American Legion
Ceremonial Squad.

Cheryl Diane Tindall
Cheryl Diane Tindall, 48, of 210 Corsini Road, Cooperstown, died at
9:40 a.m. Friday, April 9, 2004, in Western Pennsylvania Hospital,
Pittsburgh.
Born Nov. 25, 1955, in Jefferson, Ind., she was the daughter of Carl
and Rosemary Gill Mann.
Mrs. Tindall was a homemaker.
She was married June 26, 1987, to Harry Tindall, who survives.
Also surviving are her mother, Rosemary Mann of Boerne, Texas; a son,
Michael Spearman of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grandchildren.
She also is survived by a brother, Chris Mann of San Marcos, Texas;
and three sisters, Theresa Hart and husband, Frank, of San Marcos,
Texas, Debora Allen and husband, Ken, and Barbara Ihrig and husband,
Steve, all of Boerne, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Robert W.
Gardinier Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Ronald Bole, VNA Hospice minister, officiating.
Interment will be in Mount-Ville Cemetery, Portersville.


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