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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: Obituaries, The Derrick & Clarion News, June 28, 2005
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 15:43:56 -0400
The Derrick, June 28, 2005:
Madelin H. "Babe" Ditty, Alum Rock
Waldo E. Haniwalt, 605 Bredinsburg Road, Franklin
Shirley J. Smith, 498 Pone Lane, Franklin
Cecelia M. Stover, 9251/2 Innis St., Oil City
Annabelle Leah Uckert, Emlenton
Stanley Dale Reddinger Jr. getting it right
The Clarion News:
Nancy Kerr, former Clarion resident
Madelin H. "Babe" Ditty
Madelin H. "Babe" Ditty, 90, of Alum Rock, Richland Township, Clarion
County, died at 8:20 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2005, in Sugar Creek
Station, Franklin, following a lengthy illness.
Born Dec. 18, 1914, on the family farm in Richland Township, Clarion
County, she was the daughter of Homer C. and Margaret L. Potts Heeter.
She was a graduate of St. Petersburg-Richland High School and Clarion
Mrs. Ditty was a substitute teacher in the Allegheny-Clarion Valley
School District, teaching in Parker.
She was a member of St. Petersburg Fundamental Baptist Church and the
Golden Rule Club of Alum Rock.
Mrs. Ditty was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles
and card games.
She was married in Fairmount, W.Va., Nov. 1, 1935, to Darius C.
Ditty, who died March 19, 1972.
Surviving are two sons, Homer C. "Sonny" Ditty of Brunswick, Ga., and
William D. Ditty of El Paso, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. David
(Margaret) "Peggy" Boots of Proctor, Vt., Mrs. Dale (Janice) Milks of
St. Petersburg, Mrs. John (Doris) Yeykal of Utica and Mrs. Richard
(Diane) Pollock of Butler; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren
and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Ditty was preceded in
death by a daughter, Effie May Strauss.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Hile
Funeral Home, 802 Grove St., St. Petersburg. Visitation also will be
held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Petersburg Fundamental Baptist
Church, St. Petersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the church with
the Rev. James Ellsmore, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Asbury Cemetery, Clarion Township, Clarion
Waldo E. Haniwalt
Waldo E. Haniwalt, 78, of 605 Bredinsburg Road, Franklin, died at
1:47 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2005, in UPMC Northwest, Seneca.
Born March 24, 1927, in Rockland, he was the son of Earl and Jenny
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Haniwalt worked as a truck driver for 43 years for Louis Kraft
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed his family,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Haniwalt was married Feb. 17, 1951, to the former Mary Bell, who
Also surviving are a son, Waldo E. Haniwalt Jr. at home; two
daughters and their husbands, Sandra and Craig Shaffer of Tionesta and
Bonnie and Scott Smith of Seneca; and grandchildren, Jody and Rod
Mealy and their children, Jordan and Meagan, Ryan Smith, Chris Shaffer
and Dan Shaffer and his daughter, Laurianne.
He also is survived by two brothers, John Haniwalt of Texas and
Robert Haniwalt of Oil City; and two sisters, Audine Bigelow of
Pinegrove and Linda Gauither of Texas.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Haniwalt was preceded in death by a
sister, Betty Knight.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Morrison
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Pat Ellis, pastor of Heckathorn United Methodist
Interment will be in Rockland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the
Visiting Nurses Association of Venango County, 176 E. Bissell Ave.,
Shirley J. Smith
Shirley J. Smith, 74, of 498 Pone Lane, Franklin, died at 10:26 a.m.
Monday, June 27, 2005, in UPMC Northwest, Seneca.
Born April 2, 1931, in Franklin, she was the daughter of Plumer and
Hazel Higby Adams.
Mrs. Smith worked as a licensed practical nurse for 35 years at Polk
She enjoyed watching the cooking channel on television, wrestling and
Mrs. Smith first was married to Kenneth Baker, who preceded her in
death. She then was married to Cecil Smith, also deceased.
Surviving are two brothers, Hays Adams of Cranberry Township and Dean
Adams of Franklin; a sister, Gail Smith of San Diego, Calif.; and her
In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was preceded in
death by four brothers, Wayne Adams, Clyde Adams, Russell Adams and
Boyd Adams; and two sisters, Elizabeth Monahan and Merle Adams.
Friends may call 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. Penny Adams of Summit Chapel, Johnstown, and the Rev.
Robert Graham of Nicklin United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will be in Old Sandy Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Venango County Humane Society.
Cecelia M. Stover
Cecelia M. Stover, 79, of 9251/2 Innis St., Oil City, died at 7:40
a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2005, at her residence after a long battle with
Born June 28, 1925, in Oil City, she was the youngest of seven
children born to George and Mary Szuber Megic. She was raised in
Pittsburgh and returned to Oil City at age 12.
She attended Oil City High School.
Mrs. Stover was employed for 35 years as an inspector at Continental
Can Co. in Oil City, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of St. Stephen Church.
Mrs. Stover enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing and traveling.
She was married Sept. 29, 1951, to Shurl C. Stover Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are two children, Linda Lorenz and husband, Dennis, of
Oil City, and Shurl C. Stover Jr. and wife, Rosie, of Negley, Ohio;
five grandchildren, Jennifer Dillaman and husband, Jules Labarthe of
Hollywood, Calif., Teresa Lorenz of Tucson, Ariz., Kelly Crile and
husband, Donald, of Washington, Pa., Shurl C. Stover III and wife,
Wendy, of Philadelphia, and Melissa Stover of Carlisle; and six
great-grandchildren, Jeremiah Stover-Mrofchak, Michael Stover,
Mackenzie Crile, Madalynn Crile, Alexus Stover and Christian Ilg.
She also is survived by a sister, Veronica Gates of Oil City.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Stover was preceded in death by one
brother, John Megic; twin brothers who died at birth and two other
brothers who died in the flu epidemic in the early 1900s.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Reinsel
Funeral Home and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Stephen Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in
the church with Msgr. William C. Karg presiding.
Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Venango County Humane Society, 2724 Deep
Hollow Road, Franklin, 16323; VNA Hospice of Venango County, 176 E.
Bissell Ave., Oil City; or the Venango-Forest Unit of the American
Cancer Society, 10 W. Front St., Oil City, 16301.
Annabelle Leah Uckert
Annabelle Leah Uckert, 67, of Emlenton, Scrubgrass Township, Venango
County, died at 7:42 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2005, at her residence.
The Hile Funeral Home of Emlenton is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Wednesday in the Derrick.
Getting it right
Stanley Dale Reddinger Sr.: Stanley Dale Reddinger Sr., 61, of
Second Street, Clearfield, a Clarion native, died Thursday, June 23,
2005, in Clearfield Hospital.
He is survived by four children, Edward R. Reddinger and wife,
Cynthia, of Byron, Mich., Stanley D. Reddinger Jr., Barry W. Reddinger
and Anita L. Gallaher and husband, Howard, all of Clearfield; 10
grandchildren; and two cousins, Barry Reddinger and Judy Marshall,
both of Clarion.
The Clarion News, June 26, 2005:
Former Clarion resident
PITTSBURGH - Nancy Kerr, 80, of Field Stone Drive , Glenshaw, a former
Clarion resident, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 , in Passavant Hospital
, Pittsburgh .
Born May 12, 1925 , in Clarion, she was the daughter of the late John
and Hilda Fillman Smathers. She was married Dec. 19, 1946 , to James
P. Kerr, who died Nov. 4, 1977 .
Mrs. Kerr was a secretary for Doirwin Inc. of Pittsburgh .
Surviving are one son, Chris Kerr of Glenshaw; and one sister,
Patricia Irwin of Palm Coast , Fla. , formerly of Clarion.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kerr was preceded in
death by one brother, John Smathers.
There will be no visitation.
Graveside services were held Friday, June 24 in Clarion Cemetery with
the Rev. Kirk Orr officiating.
Interment was in the Clarion Cemetery .
The Goble Funeral Home, 330 Wood St. , Clarion, was in charge of
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