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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: Obituaries, The Derrick, June 7, 2005
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 15:54:03 -0400


The Derrick, June 7, 2005:

Harry Melvin Byers, Hilliards
John W. Elliott Jr., Curllsville
David A. Gordon, 1424 Otter St., Franklin
Florence M. Noel, 835 Meadville Road, Titusville
Wayne Burdette Shaw, Oil City, formerly of Corry
Genry E. Stricek, Oil City

Harry Melvin Byers
Harry Melvin Byers, 76, of Venango Township, Hilliards, husband of
the late Betty Ferguson Byers, died at 7:45 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2005,
at VAMC in Butler following a brief illness.

John W. Elliott Jr.
John W. Elliott Jr., 63, of Curllsville, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, June
5, 2005, in Clarion Hospital following a lingering illness.
Born Feb. 12, 1942, in Grove City, he was the son of the late John
Elliott Sr. and Geraldine McCanna Elliott.
He attended school in the Union School District and graduated in 1960
from the Clarion School District.
Mr. Elliott retired in 2000 from Owens-Brockway Glass Co. in Clarion
after 12 years of service. He had operated Elliott's Outdoor Equipment
in Rimersburg for a number of years.
He was interested in environmental interests in Clarion County and
was a member of both the Forward and Peace groups.
Mr. Elliott attended the Curllsville United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing and his cat, Annabel.
Mr. Elliott was married in Kellersburg Aug. 4, 1962, to the former
June E. Duncan, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Vincent D. Elliott of Curllsville; one
daughter, Jolene R. Menold and husband, Jeffrey, of Clarion; and seven
grandchildren.
He also is survived by one brother, Dennis E. Elliott and wife,
Cathy, of Putneyville; his stepmother, Mrs. Martha H. Elliott of
Curllsville; three stepsisters, Helen Bearfield of Curllsville and
Connie Mannke and husband, Joseph, and Celia Ravkind and husband,
Ronnie, all of Houston, Texas; and two stepbrothers, James Best and
wife, Betty Ann, of Sewickley and David Best and wife, Patty, of Bow,
N.H.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Elliott was preceded in death by one
son, John W. Elliott III, Sept. 2, 1984; and one brother, Ralph A.
Elliott, Aug. 17, 1998.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Richard
D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home
with the Revs. Jerry D. and Clara W. Belloit, pastors of the
Curllsville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rimersburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association
or to the American Cancer Society.

David A. Gordon
David A. Gordon, 79, of 1424 Otter St., Franklin, died at 12:40 a.m.
Monday, June 6, 2005, in Sugar Creek Station, Franklin.
Born Jan. 10, 1926, in Polk, he was the son of Alexander D. and Lila
Haight Gordon.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Gordon retired in 1988 after 43 years as a machinist for Joy
Mining Co.
He was a member of the Rocky Grove Pilgrim Holiness Church.
Mr. Gordon enjoyed woodworking and hunting.
He was married Nov. 4, 1950, to Betty Ritchey, who survives.
Also surviving are four children, David W. Gordon and wife, Kris, of
Utica, Steven D. Gordon and wife, Robbin, of Franklin, Kenneth L.
Gordon and wife, Cheryl, of Ocean Park, Wash., and Pamela S. Blair of
Hampton, Va.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by two sisters, Doris Anderson of Warren, Pa.,
and Marion Flickinger of Ashtabula, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by a
sister, Jane Gordon; and a brother, Wesley A. Gordon.
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 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Paul Baker, pastor of the Rocky Grove Pilgrim Holiness
Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Old Sandy Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Rocky Grove Pilgrim Holiness Church.

Florence M. Noel
Florence M. Noel, 81, of 835 Meadville Road, Titusville, died at 8
a.m. Monday, June 6, 2005, in Titusville Area Hospital. Mrs. Noel was
a cancer survivor for more than 30 years.
Born March 27, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa, she was a daughter of Edwin
and Frances Eakins Butler.
She was a 1941 graduate of Pleasantville High School and also was a
graduate of the Frances Butler Business School in Pleasantville.
Mrs. Noel had been employed for two years during World War II as a
secretary to J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI in Washington, D.C. She also
had been employed at various banks in Millington, Tenn., Titusville
and Pleasantville over several years.
She was a member of the Titusville First United Methodist Church, the
Daughters of the American Revolution, the Red Hat Society and the
Robert L. Green Detachment Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary. She
was a former member of the Titusville Garden Club.
Mrs. Noel enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her
grandchildren and great grandchildren; and playing cards with her
friends.
She was married in Pleasantville Nov. 12, 1943, to John F. Noel Sr.,
who survives.
Also surviving are a son, John F. Noel Jr. and wife, Donna, of
Titusville; two granddaughters, Shannon Jackowicz and Holly Varndell;
four great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Noel Jackowicz and Sophia and
Bailey Varndell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Noel was preceded in death by a
brother, Edwin L. "Ted" Butler III.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Gordon
B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Titusville
First United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Blair, pastor,
officiating.
Interment will be in Chapmanville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First
United Methodist Church, 302 W. Walnut St., Titusville, or to the
American Cancer Society, 201 N. Franklin St., Titusville, 16354.

Wayne Burdette Shaw
Wayne Burdette Shaw, 75, of Oil City, formerly of Corry, died early
Saturday, June 4, 2005, in the Oil City Presbyterian Home following an
extended illness.
Born July 28, 1929, in Galinza, he was the son of Edward and Alice
Lease Shaw.
Mr. Shaw was a graduate of Farmington High School and Edinboro
University.
He was a Korean War veteran.
Mr. Shaw worked for more than 30 years as a pattern maker for various
businesses including Electric Materials in North East, Joy
Manufacturing in Claremont, N.H., and Cooper Energy Service in Corry.
Prior to working as a pattern maker, he was a teacher for the Grove
City School District from 1959 to 1962.
He belonged to various organizations including the VFW, Elks and
Moose Club.
Mr. Shaw first was married to Norma Thompson-Shaw, who died in 1976.
He then was married to Joyce E. Harriger Webber-Shaw, who died in
2001.
Surviving are two stepsons, Douglas S. Webber and wife, Rosanna
Michal, of Oil City and Dennis C. Webber of Rouseville; a
stepdaughter, DeAnn Johnson and fiance, Daniel E. Boocks, of Oil City;
nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He also is survived by a brother, Lee Shaw and his wife of Erie.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Shaw was preceded in death by one
brother, Jack Shaw; and two sisters, Elizabeth DeGoyler and Ruth
Galubieski.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Borland
Funeral Home Inc. in Leeper with the Rev. Sharon Hilfiger of Zion
Lutheran Church officiating.
A private interment will be held in Clarion Cemetery at the
convenience of the family.
The family suggests donations be made to the Oil City Presbyterian
Home, 10 Vo-Tech Drive, Oil City, 16301, or to a charity of one's
choice.

Henry E. Stricek
Henry E. Stricek, 70, of 8 Ellen Drive, Oil City, a longtime Oil City
businessman, died early Monday evening, June 6, 2005, in the Oil City
Presbyterian Home after an extended illness.
The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Wednesday in The Derrick.


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