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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: Obituaries, The Derrick, April 1, 2005
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 15:57:43 -0500
The Derrick, April 1, 2005:
Ruthann Baughman, formerly of 97 Beech Drive, Franklin
Erda Aldine Clark, DuBois, formerly of Bradford and Clarington
Patricia J. Drayer, Summerville
Ethel Virginia Underwood Garber, Pittsburgh
Hazel Kyler, Larwill, Ind.
Betty J. Marshall, Clintonville
Edith McCool Pancoast, Cooperstown
Michael K. "Grumpy" Phillips, Knox
Frank L. Sakal, Nebraska, Tionesta
Pearl M. Swonder, Erie, formerly of Oil City
Edward L. "350" Wade Sr., Eau Claire
Ruthann Baughman, 79, formerly of 97 Beech Drive, Franklin, died at
9:50 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2005, in Sugar Creek Station.
Born June 23, 1925, in Franklin, she was the daughter of William and
Laura Sibble Shepard.
She was a graduate of Franklin High School and received a bachelor of
science and master's in education from Clarion University, where she
was a member of the Honor Society and Kappa Delta.
Mrs. Baughman was a secretary at Franklin High School for 33 years
and then taught at the Franklin Middle School for 13 years before
She served on the Franklin School Board, coached softball and was a
Mrs. Baughman was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church
where she served as a deacon and as a member of the finance committee.
She served on the board of the Franklin Civic Operetta Association
and volunteered for numerous organizations.
Mrs. Baughman enjoyed crafting, bowling, card playing and collecting
numerous items. She also was an avid Franklin sports fan and was
scorekeeper for the basketball team.
She was married March 19, 1948, to Gerald L. Baughman, who died Aug.
Surviving are three daughters, Barb Hancox and husband, Richard, of
Kennerdell, Kathy Grace and husband, Steve, of Columbus, Ohio, and Jan
Baughman of Pittsburgh; a son, Jeff Baughman and wife, Michelle, of
Hermitage; nine grandchildren, Casey Hancox and wife, Jen, of
Pittsburgh, Keeley Hancox of Kennerdell, Josh Weinberg of Atlanta,
Ga., Jeremy Grace of Tampa, Fla., Allison Grace and Gillian Grace of
Columbus, Ohio, and Seth Baughman, Graham Baughman and Evan Baughman
of Hermitage; and a great-grandson, Graham Hancox of Pittsburgh.
She also is survived by a sister, Helen Gulnac and husband, Gene, of
Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Baughman was preceded in
death by a sister, Mary Adams.
Friends may call from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Huff
Chapel, 312 W. Park St., Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Ken Peters, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church,
Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
Erda Aldine Clark
Erda Aldine Clark, 93, of DuBois, formerly of Bradford and
Clarington, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in the DuBois Nursing
Born Aug. 12, 1911, in Blue Ridge, Forest County, she was the
daughter of William Wolford and Hattie June Cook Rossey.
She was a welder during World War II, working at the Dresser
Manufacturing Co. in Bradford for 30 years. After her retirement, she
returned to Clarington.
Mrs. Clark was a member of the Clarington United Methodist Church and
was a volunteer at the Snyder Memorial Nursing Home in Marienville.
She was married Aug. 16, 1929, to Terry M. Clark, who died in 1968.
Surviving are a daughter, Charlotte L. Burfield of DuBois; a son,
Kenneth M. Clark of Clarington; seven grandchildren; and a number of
She also is survived by one sister, Orpha Nicklund of Jamestown, N.Y.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Clark was preceded in
death by three brothers and three sisters.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday
in the Ronald McDonald Funeral Home, Marienville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery, Clarington RD.
Patricia J. Drayer
Patricia J. Drayer, 72, of Summerville, died Thursday morning, March
31, 2005, in the Clarion Hospital.
Born June 9, 1932, in Limestone Township, Clarion County, she was the
daughter of Ralph and Olive McAninch Kennemuth.
She was married May 2, 1950, to Herbert J. Drayer, who died April 20,
Mr. and Mrs. Dryer owned and operated Drayer's Service Center in New
Bethlehem for many years before retiring.
She was of the Protestant faith.
Mrs. Drayer enjoyed quilting, ceramics and sewing.
Surviving are a son, H. John Drayer and wife, Christy, of Rimer; a
daughter, Teri Rhoads and husband, Greg, of Summerville; and five
grandchildren, Justin Drayer, Jessica Rearick, Jordan Drayer, Jillian
Rhoads and Jace Rhoads.
She also is survived by two brothers, Robert Kennemuth of Shannondale
and Frank Kennemuth of Punxsutawney; and two sisters, Gloria Shick of
Shannondale and Judy Gray of Corsica.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Drayer was preceded in
death by a son, Jeffrey; and two brothers, Ralph and Darl Kennemuth.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Saturday in the Rupert Funeral Home, New Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Harold Crawford officiating.
Interment will follow in the Shannondale Union Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Limestone
Volunteer Fire Co., 9790 Route 66, Clarion, 16214, or to the Clarion
Hospital Foundation, One Hospital Drive, Clarion, 16214.
Ethel Virginia Underwood Garber
Ethel Virginia Underwood Garber, 80, of Pittsburgh, died early
Thursday morning, March 31, 2005, in Pittsburgh.
Born Nov. 29, 1924, in Henderson, W.Va., she was the daughter of
Harvey T. and Effie Moore Underwood.
Mrs. Garber was a homemaker.
She was married May 17, 1944, to John Garber Jr., who died Dec. 29,
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia George and husband, William, of
New Bethlehem; a son, John Michael Garber and wife, Linda, of Mount
Lebanon; four grandchildren, Dianna Bain of New Bethlehem, Douglas
George of Harrisburg and Kim Mackin and Robin Garber, both of Mount
Lebanon; and seven great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by two brothers, Harvey Underwood of High
Pointe, N.C., and Herman Underwood of Pittsburgh.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Garber was preceded in
death by a grandson, William A. George Jr.; and a brother, Mack
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the William
Slater II Funeral Home, 1650 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh.
Friends also will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the
Rupert Funeral Home in New Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Rupert Funeral
Home with the Rev. Jimmy Swogger officiating.
Interment will follow in the New Bethlehem Cemetery.
Hazel Kyler, 96, of Larwill, Ind., a retired teacher, died at 8:20
a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in Kosciusko Community Hospital,
Born Jan. 12, 1909, in Troy Township, Whitley County, Ind., she was
the daughter of Charles C. and Phoebe Starner Snyder.
She was a 1926 graduate of Pierceton High School, Pierceton, Ind.,
received her A.B. degree in 1930 from Manchester College, Manchester,
Ind., and her master's degree in 1940 from Columbia University, New
York. She also did additional degree work in the early 1950s at
Mrs. Kyler began teaching Latin and history in 1930 at North Webster
High School, North Webster, Ind. For several years her Latin students
were participants in the state Latin contest in Bloomington, Ind.
In 1940, she began teaching social studies in Goshen, Ind., and in
1949, she began teaching fifth grade at Etna Troy, Ind., Grade School,
retiring in 1974 after 391/2 years of teaching.
Mrs. Kyler was married in 1943 to Garth E. Kyler, who preceded her in
death. They were lifelong residents of Richland Township, Whitley
During the next 10 years following her retirement, Mrs. Kyler and her
husband traveled widely in Europe, Asia, Africa and the continent of A
She was a member of the Pierceton Presbyterian Church and the
National Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are a son, Lynn E. Kyler of Jackson Center; three
grandchildren, Mrs. Mark (Carole) Krizon of Williamsburg, Va., Mrs.
Cyrus (Rachael) Parker of Wilson, N.C., and Garth R. Kyler and wife,
Karen, of Larwill, Ind.; and seven great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a brother, C.D. Snyder of Wabash, Ind.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kyler was preceded in
death by a sister, Dorothy Moore; and a great-granddaughter, Sarah
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today in the
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, Ind.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Spring Creek Cemetery, Sidney, Ind.
Betty J. Marshall
Betty J. Marshall, 79, of Clintonville, mother of James Marshall of
Polk and Gary Marshall and Rodney Marshall, both of Harrisville RD 1,
died Friday, March 25, 2005, in Jamison Hospital, New Castle,
following an extended illness.
Edith McCool Pancoast
Edith McCool Pancoast, 41, of Cooperstown, died Thursday, March 31,
2005, at her residence.
The Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Saturday in The News-Herald.
Michael K. "Grumpy" Phillips
Michael K. "Grumpy" Phillips, 56, of Knox, died of cancer at 1:15
p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his residence.
Born Jan, 7, 1949, in Limestone, he was the son of William and June
Mr. Phillips was a member of VFW Post No. 2145 of Clarion for 25
years and from 1997 to the present, he did maintenance work there. He
formerly worked at Saylor's Farm in Monroe Township. He loved doing
He also was a member of the Rod & Gun Club of Knox and attended the
Limestone Baptist Church.
Mr. Phillips enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with
He was married Sept. 22, 1980, to Lois I. Conner, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jeffery Phillips and his fiancee,
Melisa, of Knox and Joseph Phillips and wife, Eva, of Georgia; and his
loving guard cat, Peanut. He was looking forward to the birth of two
Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sandra
Lee Wiser; two brothers, William Fred Phillips and Jeffery Steven
Phillips; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Ruth
His body was cremated at his request.
There will be no public visitation.
Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the
The Robert V. Burns Funeral Home, Clarion, is in charge of
Frank L. Sakal
Frank L. Sakal, 63, of Nebraska, Tionesta, died Wednesday, March 30,
2005, at his home of diabetes and congestive heart failure.
Born Aug. 14, 1941, in Aliquippa, he was the son of John Sakal, who
survives, and the late Mary Debosh.
He graduated in 1959 from Aliquippa High School where he lettered in
football and basketball. He received a football scholarship to the
University of Kentucky, graduating from there in 1964.
Mr. Sakal served as a first lieutenant in the Army Military Police,
USAR Division in Germany.
He was a member of the Aliquippa Football Hall of Fame.
Mr. Sakal coached St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, Ohio,
to the state finals in 1974 and was "Coach of the Year" in Ohio three
times. He coached football, basketball, wrestling and tennis.
He was married Aug. 12, 1967, to Valerie J. Sobeski, who survives.
Also surviving are his father; one son, Frank Sakal Jr. and wife,
Jennifer, of Florida; three daughters, Tamara Sakal, Melissa Meeks and
husband, Michael, and Melinda Asel and husband, Daniel, all of
Nebraska; and three grandchildren, Sherilyn Sakal, Cassandra Bowser
and Sabrina Meeks..
He also is survived by one sister, Mary Ann Defelice and husband,
Dan, of Pittsburgh; two brothers, John Sakal and wife, Sue Ann, and
Thomas Sakal and wife, Rosemary, all of Florida; an uncle, Joseph
DeBosh and wife, Irene; and numerous nieces and nephews; and
great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Sakal was preceded in death by one
sister, Elizabeth Sakal.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Faller Funeral Home Inc., Fryburg.
A parish vigil service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St.
Michael Church, Fryburg, with the Rev. David Poulson, pastor,
Interment will follow in St. Michael Cemetery, Fryburg.
Pearl M. Swonder
Pearl M. Swonder, 79, of 5204 Lexington St., Erie, formerly of Oil
City, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, after being stricken at her home.
Born Feb. 26, 1926, in Oil City, she was the daughter of John and
Valeria Ryczko Majdanik.
Mrs. Swonder was a legal secretary in the J.D. Trax Law Office in Oil
City before her retirement in 1952.
She was a member of St. George Church, Erie, and had been a Cub Scout
Mrs. Swonder enjoyed crafts and flower gardening.
She was married in 1948 to Edward J. Swonder Sr.., who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Edward J. Swonder Jr. and wife, Mary, of
Erie; and four grandchildren, Alexandra, Adrienne, Alexander and
She also is survived by a sister, Irene Bienko of Dover, Ohio; and a
brother, John Majdanik of McKeesport.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Swonder was preceded in death by two
brothers, the Rev. Albin Majdanik and Stanley Majdanik; and three
sisters, Blanche Majdanik, Mildred Nowicki and Jeanne Kroczek.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Brugger
Home for Funerals, 1595 W. 38th St., Greengarden Blvd., Erie.
Calling hours also will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in
the Reinsel Funeral Home, 116 Bissell Ave., Oil City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in the
Assumption B.V.M. Church in Oil City.
Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Oil City.
Edward L. '350' Wade Sr.
Edward L. "350" Wade Sr., 71, of Eau Claire, died at 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, 2005, in Butler Memorial Hospital following an
Born Jan. 11, 1934, in Argentine, Butler County, he was the son of
Harold Lester and Emma Amelia Ekis Wade.
Mr. Wade was a lifelong truck driver working for Toth Trucking,
Modern Transportation, Lucas Coal Co. and finally retiring from Pierce
Trucking Co. near Harrisville. While driving truck, his radio handle
He was a Protestant by faith.
Mr. Wade was a social member of Paul W. Wood VFW Post 7840 in Cherry
He enjoyed his family and the art of woodworking.
Mr. Wade was married Aug. 22, 1956, to the former Betty J. Riddle,
Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah J. Heckathorne of Polk and
Mrs. Barry (Cheryl A.) Eiler of Eau Claire; one son, Edward L. Wade
Jr. of Boyers; two granddaughters, six grandsons and one
He also is survived by two sisters, Elsie Hayes of Pittsburgh and
Mrs. Robert (Patty) Downing of New Castle; one brother, William "Bill"
Wade of Emlenton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Wade was preceded in death by one
sister and three brothers.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the H. Jack Buzard
Funeral Home Inc., Main Street, Route 38, in Eau Claire.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Interment will be in New Salem Cemetery, Annisville, Butler County.
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