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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: Obituaries, The Derrick, March 22, 2006
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 13:06:16 -0500
The Derrick, March 22, 2006:
Donald J. Barnett, Cooperstown, formerly of Shannondale
Sandra Lea Dye, Applewood Valley Drive, Clarion
Alfaretta "Freddy" Montgomery, Sligo, formerly of Rimersburg and East
Robert E. Myers, Carey Lane, Cranberry
Ida M. Vogan, formerly of Seneca
Donald J. Barnett
Donald J. Barnett, 80, of Cooperstown, formerly of Shannondale, died
at his residence following an illness.
Born May 17, 1925, in Punxsutawney, he was the son of George W. and
Edna Winters Barnett.
Mr. Barnett was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United
He retired from Joy Manufacturing in Franklin and previously had
worked for Glen Gery in Summerville.
Mr. Barnett was a member of the Franklin VFW Post.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae Barnett.
Surviving are three sons, Vaughn Barnett and wife, Jolynn, of Orlando,
Fla., Steve Barnett and wife, Yonna, of Melbourne, Fla., and Mark
Barnett and wife, Traci, of Baltimore, Md.; and four grandchildren,
Tracy, Matthew, Ericca and Joe.
He also is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Steitler of Dallas,
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rupert
Funeral Home, New Bethlehem, with the Rev. Sue Bonner officiating.
Sandra Lea Dye of Applewood Valley Drive, Clarion, died Monday night,
March 20, 2006, at her residence.
Ms. Dye was a well-known businessperson who owned and operated the
Knot n'Plant Shop on Fifth Avenue, Clarion, for 29 years.
Born Nov. 5, 1940, in Alliance, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late
Lloyd and Velma Blackburn.
Sandy was the marketing and public relations director of Exquisite
Laces of Yesterday, the world's largest manufacturer of Cluny lace.
She lectured and instructed about craft trends at major trade shows.
She was a free-lance designer and regular contributor to many consumer
magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Crafts, Crafts n' Things
and Good Housekeeping.
Ms. Dye was a guest designer for television shows such as Aleene's and
Easy Does It on the Discovery Channel. Her designs were featured in
the Simplicity Pattern Co. and McCall Pattern Co. She also designed
for Russ Berrie Inc.
She authored more than 40 "how to" books on a wide variety of craft
projects including floral designing, basket weaving and doll making.
She invented the "No-Sew" technique for the crafting industry and
authored 12 books on this subject.
A gifted and creative teacher, Ms. Dye taught regular classes at her
shop as well as instructing for nationally known manufactures across
the country. Her interests included gardening, entertaining and
travel. She had recently returned from a trip to Italy.
Ms. Dye is survived by her devoted daughter, Annette Rhoades; two
sisters, Carol Smith of New Wilmington and Gaylene Blackburn of
Bozeman, Minn.; and two beloved grandchildren, Brandi and Sara
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Goble Funeral
Home in Clarion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First United
Methodist Church, Clarion, with the Rev. Arnold A. Rhodes officiating.
Interment will be made in the Highland Memorial Cemetery in Sebring,
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the
Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice.
Alfaretta "Freddy" Montgomery, 84, a resident of Clarview Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, formerly of Rimersburg and East Brady
Heights, East Brady, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2006, at
Born May 10, 1921, in Leechburg, Armstrong County, she was the
daughter of Charles and LueEtta Mae Johnson Grimm.
She attended the Leechburg schools.
Mrs. Montgomery had been employed for a number of years as a meter
maid by Rimersburg Borough. She also worked in food preparation at
Miller's Pizza in Rimersburg and also in the custodial department at
the Clarion Holiday Inn.
She attended the Carwick Wesleyan Church.
Mrs. Montgomery was married in Rimersburg Oct. 25, 1937, to John Edwar
d Montgomery, who died June 6, 1967.
Surviving are three sons and their wives, Thomas Edward and Mary Jane
Montgomery of West Point, Iowa, James "Joe" and Carol Montgomery of
Rimersburg and John C. and Betty Jean Montgomery of Parker; five
daughters and their husbands, LuEtta M. "Sis" and Thomas Aldous of
Sligo, Margaret "Peg" and James Cicciarelli of Rimersburg, Judy and
Herbert Latchaw of Marshall, Mo., Vicki and Rex Hawk of Rimersburg and
Michelle and Richard Jamieson of Crosslanes, W.Va.; 20 grandchildren;
34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Montgomery was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
four brothers, George Grimm, Francis Grimm, William Grimm and James
Grimm; and three sisters, Alma Held, Vera Shipman and Ethel Crisman.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Richard
D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Gary L. Guntrum, pastor of the Carwick Wesleyan Church,
Interment will follow in the Rimersburg Cemetery.
Robert E. Myers, 79, of Carey Lane, Cranberry, died at 7:05 a.m.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in UPMC Northwest, Seneca.
Born June 30, 1926, in Van, he was the son of Harry and Nellie Albaugh
Mr. Myers served in the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal area.
He retired from Pennzoil.
Surviving are his wife, the former Arlene Oakes; five children, Denny
Myers and wife, Peggy, of Waterford, Daryl Myers of Polk, Robert Myers
and wife, Jenny, of Cranberry, Melanie Myers of Erie and Kevin Myers
and wife, Laura, of Harborcreek; grandchildren, Dr. Brian and Kay
Myers of Waterford, Michelle and Dr. Eric Christie of Fairview, Dr.
Micalyn and Dan Baney of Erie, Laura Myers and Whittney Myers of
Edinboro University and Jamie and Jessie Myers of Harborcreek; and
four great-grandchildren, Beanna and Dristin Myers, Garrett Myers and
He also is survived by three sisters, Mary Eakin of Cranberry, Helen
Ray of Franklin and Ruth McCord of Nickleville.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Myers was preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Lindsey Myers.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Morrison
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Bessie Maihle officiating.
Interment will be in Georgeville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the
Lindsey Myers Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Citizens Bank, P.O.
Box 901, Seneca, 16346.
Ida M. Vogan, 76, formerly of Seneca, died at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, March
21, 2006, in the Oil City Presbyterian Home where she had been a
Born April 27, 1929, in Oil City, she was the daughter of George and
Adeline Hess Ready.
Mrs. Vogan worked in the cafeteria for the Oil City Area School
She was a member of the Seneca United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Vogan also belonged to the Golden Agers and Lo-Cal Gals.
She volunteered for the Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, VNA,
Spirit of Giving, Welcome Every Child Program and the Senior Center.
On June 29, 1946, she married Donald E. Vogan, who died Sept. 27,
Surviving are a son, Kenneth Vogan and wife, Galla, of Oil City; two
daughters, Cathy Fink and husband, Jim, and Cindy Neely and husband,
Dave, all of Oil City; 10 grandchildren; and three
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Vogan was preceded in
death by a son, Larry Vogan.
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. Thursday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Robert Wilson, pastor of the Seneca United Methodist
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Oil
City Presbyterian Home, VNA Foundation or Seneca United Methodist
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