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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: Obituaries, The Derrick, June 26 and 27, 2006
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 17:08:44 -0400
The Derrick, June 26, 2006:
Dana Benjamin McCall, 4397 Route 322, Knox
Daniel E. Mong, 504 Cherrytree Road, Franklin
Donald A. Montgomery, Traister Road, Rimersburg
Dana Benjamin McCall, 89, of 4397 Route 322, Knox, died Sunday
morning, June 25, 2006, in Clarion Hospital.
Born Dec. 19, 1916, in Wentlings Corners, he was the son of Benjamin
Dana and Dicser Cherre McCall.
Mr. McCall graduated from White Memorial High School in Knox and
attended Penn State University where he earned a degree in business
He served as a corporal with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific
Theater during World War II with the 80th Fighter Squadron, 8th
Fighter Group. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart for being
wounded in action.
Mr. McCall was employed nearly 45 years by the U.S. Corrugated
Fiberbox Co. in Knox where he retired in 1982 as superintendent.
He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Knox and the
Clarion VFW Post No. 2145.
An active Mason, Mr. McCall was a member of Edenburg Lodge No. 550, F.
& A.M. of Knox, where he served as lodge master in 1973. He was a 32nd
degree member of the New Castle Consistory and was a member of the
Venango Lodge of Perfection in Oil City.
Throughout his many years with the Masons, he earned several awards,
most notable the Grand Master Award and the Past Master's Jewel. He
also took great interest and dedication in the Masonic Lodge where he
taught and instructed many members over the years.
Mr. McCall was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fly fishing
and took great pride in his vegetable garden.
He was married June 5, 1940, to the former Sheba I. White, who
preceded him in death July 19, 2004.
Surviving are a son, Dana Daryl McCall of Knox; a granddaughter, Jill
R. Martin of Knox; a grandson, Luke A. Dunkle of Emlenton; two
great-grandchildren, Justin and Britaney; and several nieces and
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. McCall was preceded in death
by a son, Arthur Earl McCall; a daughter, Deborah S. Dunkle Schruers;
a grandson, Paul Dunkle; a granddaughter, Lee Ann Dunkle; a brother,
George McCall; and six sisters, Minty Hook, Almeda Reott, Ginny Botts,
Stella McCall, Sarah McCall and Margie McCall.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the David C.
McEntire Funeral Home Inc., Ohio and Penn streets, Knox.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul United
Church of Christ, Knox RD, with the Rev. Nancy Dunmire officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Paul Union Cemetery, with full military
honors accorded by the Knox American Legion Post No. 720.
Daniel E. Mong, 78, of 504 Cherrytree Road, Franklin, died at 1 a.m.
Sunday, June 25, 2006, in his home.
Born Dec. 4, 1927, in Franklin, he was the son of Daniel O. and Rozila
Mr. Mong was a graduate of Rocky Grove High School.
He served in the U.S. Army in Japan as a military police during World
Mr. Mong was employed for 43 years in the filter house at Pennzoil in
Rouseville, retiring there.
He attended the Galloway United Methodist Church.
Mr. Mong was a member of the Franklin Post of the American Legion.
He was a softball pitcher for many local teams for 32 years.
Mr. Mong enjoyed animals, walking in the woods and his family,
especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was married Oct. 5, 1951, to the former Joyce Gravatt, who
Also surviving are three children, Daniel "Deal" Mong Jr. and wife,
Cherie, Deb Sloss and husband, Bob, and Stacy Porterfield and husband,
Greg, all of Franklin; 10 grandchildren, Amber Boozell and husband,
Tim, Aimee Sloss, Alicia Sloss, Kade Porterfield, Aryn Porterfield,
Kalyn Porterfield and Dane Mong, all of Franklin, Jenna Kayser and
husband, Trever, of Heron, Mont., and Danae Mong and Anna Mong of Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren, Darby Bloom Kayser of
Heron, Mont., Aden Scott Boozell and Sedelle Renee Boozell of
He also is survived by a sister, Jean Makoby of Springfield, Fla.
Mr. Mong was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Geraldine
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Huff
Chapel, 312 W. Park St., Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. David Hampson, pastor of the Galloway United Methodist
Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.
The family suggests donations be made to the Venango County Humane
Society, 2724 Deep Hollow Road, Franklin, 16323.
Donald A. Montgomery
Donald A. Montgomery, 84, of Traister Road, Rimersburg, died at 12:20
p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2006, in the Clarion Hospital after an illness.
The Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg is in charge of
A complete obituary will be published Tuesday in The Derrick.
The Derrick, June 27, 2006:
Dora Clark, Murrysville, formerly of Volant and Delray Beach, Fla.
Donald Ardell Montgomery, Traister Road, Rimersburg
Florence I. Phenicie, 138 Maple Grove Circle, Franklin
Ruby J. McCauley, 75, formerly of Franklin
Daniel E. Mong , getting it right
Dora Clark, 97, of Murrysville, formerly of Volant and Delray Beach,
Fla., died Saturday, June 24, 2006, in her home.
She was born in McKeesport, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Fry
Plummer of Franklin.
Mrs. Clark met and married her great love, C. Edward "Ed" Clark,
during World War II while making airplane parts for the war effort at
the CPT in Franklin. Soon after, they settled at their farm in Volant,
where they spent their summers helping create childhood memories for
their nephews and nieces who came to visit. They were much loved in
the community as well as by family.
She was a longtime supervisor of the cafeteria at New Wilmington High
School. She was very compassionate and selfless and did volunteer work
for Meals-on-Wheels in New Castle and used her sewing skills for the
Jameson Hospital well into her 70s.
Mrs. Clark was a member of the New Castle Garden Club and the Order of
Eastern Star No. 105. She was a lifelong member of the Volant United
Methodist Church, the members of which she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and six siblings,
infant boy Jesse, Charlotte, Elsie, Betty, Jessie Violet and George
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today in the Smith Funeral Home, 310
W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Volant
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Naugle officiating.
Interment will follow in Volant Cemetery.
Ruby J. McCauley
Ruby J. McCauley, 75, formerly of Franklin, died Monday, June 26,
2006, in McKinley Health Center in Brookville.
The Huff Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Wednesday in The News-Herald.
Donald Ardell Montgomery, 84, of Traister Road. Rimersburg, died at
12:20 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2006, in Clarion Hospital following a
Born Feb. 19, 1922, in Madison Township, Clarion County, he was the
son of Charles R. and Winifred E. Mortimer Montgomery.
Mr. Montgomery attended Pinoak Elementary School and then Rimersburg
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Montgomery was a Madison Township farmer his entire life.
He was employed as a shovel operator for Manor Coal Co., Richards Coal
Co., Mashuda Highway Construction and then retired from Hawk Bros.
Coal Co. He was a member of the United Mine Workers.
Mr. Montgomery was of the Protestant faith.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and traveling. Following
retirement, he and his wife enjoyed bus trips and vacations in their
Mr. Montgomery was a member of the American Legion Post No. 7132 of
Rimersburg. He also was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 277, F. & A.M.
of Clarion, and the Consistory, Valley of New Castle.
He was married in Rimersburg Aug. 20, 1944, to the former M. Lucille
Springer, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Denny S. Montgomery and wife, Billie Jo, of
Rimersburg; a daughter, Carol D. Reed and husband, Randy, of
Rimersburg; seven grandchildren, Chrissy Shirey and husband, Brian, of
Parker, Mendy Stewart and husband, Brice, of Emlenton, Megan Reed of
Rimersburg, Dusty Burns and husband, Clint, of Sligo, Brian Reed,
Amber Montgomery and Ashley Montgomery, all of Rimersburg; and four
great-grandchildren, Chase Shirey and Trenton Shirey, both of Parker,
Gaven Kriebel of Rimersburg and Carter Burns of Sligo.
He also is survived by two brothers, Frederick Eugene Montgomery and
wife, Betty, of Sligo and Jack W. Montgomery and wife, Dorothy, of
Rimersburg; one sister, Bernice D. Conner of Rimersburg; and a number
of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Montgomery was preceded in death by his father Oct. 15, 1978; his
mother June 25, 1997; an infant son in 1947; and one brother, Floyd T.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 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 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Korona Say, associate pastor of the Park Hill Church of
God, West Freedom, officiating.
Interment will follow in Rimersburg Cemetery where military honors
will be accorded by members of the Rimersburg VFW and American Legion
Florence I. Phenicie, 67, of 138 Maple Grove Circle, Franklin, died at
4:15 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2006, in Grove City Medical Center.
Born Feb. 28, 1939, in Fertigs, she was the daughter of Carl Sargent
Sr. and Mary Coburn Sargent.
Mrs. Phenicie was co-owner of C&P Industries, also worked in the
delivery department at Quality Tool and Machine and was a nurse's aide
at Venango Manor.
She was a member of the Evangelistic Tabernacle and liked to attend
church and read the Bible.
Mrs. Phenicie enjoyed bowling when she was able.
She was married to Ronald Phenicie, who died Nov. 6, 2002.
Surviving are five children, Ronald B. Phenicie Jr. and wife, Tammy,
Donald J. Phenicie and wife, Sheila, and Midge Richar, all of
Franklin, DeAnna Hook and husband, Vernon, of Grove City and Dora
Manross and husband, Tom, of Seneca; nine grandchildren, Alicia Carson
and husband, Jamie, and Cyndi Richar-Fink, all of Oil City, Ronald B.
Phenicie III and wife, Emily, Eric Phenicie, Devin Phenicie and B.J.
Phenicie, all of Franklin, Brad Hook and Bridget Hook, both of Grove
City, and Tonya Perkins of Ohio; and one great-grandchild, Londyn
Nevaeh Marie R. Fink of Oil City.
She also is survived by two brothers, Carl Sergeant Jr. of Oil City
and Matthew Sargent of Rouseville; and three sisters, Esther Motter of
Ohio, Erma Murphy of Bellview, Fla., and Candace Delp of Cambridge
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Phenicie was preceded in
death by a daughter, Sandra Watson; an infant sister; and a brother,
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Robert W.
Gardinier Funeral Home, Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral
Interment will be in Old Sandy Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the
Venango County Blind Association.
Getting it Right
Daniel E. Mong - Daniel E. Mong, 78, of 504 Cherrytree Road, Franklin,
died at 1 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2006, in his home. Among his survivors
is a son, Daniel "Deac" Mong Jr. of Franklin.
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