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Subject: [PACLARIO] Obiuaries, The Derrick, October 10, 2006
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 16:06:06 -0400

The Derrick, October 10, 2006:

Wanda B. Black, Sligo, formerly of Callensburg
Lois K. Latchaw, 219 Egbert St., Franklin
Laura Belle Maxwell, Clarion, formerly of Miola
Daniel E. "Dan" Proper Sr., Titusville
Mary A. Pyle, Grand Valley RD 1
Ryan Matthew Stevenson, Indianapolis, Ind., Clarion native
Gladys M. Hyler Tice, Davenport, Iowa
Christine "Kris" Schmader Wells, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of
W. Edward Wike, Polk
Jamie L. Craig Yoder, 4143 Bela Road, Parker
Darwin Muir, interment set
G. Daniel Carpin, getting it right

Wanda B. Black
Wanda B. Black, 91, of Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center,
Sligo, formerly of Callensburg, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in the
Clarview facility where she had resided for the past several years.
The Varner Funeral Home of Sligo is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Wednesday in The Derrick.

Lois K. Latchaw, 87, who resided at 219 Egbert St., Franklin, for many
years, died at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in Beverly
Healthcare-Oil City.
Born Sept. 18, 1919, in Oil City, she was the daughter of Earl E. and
Verna Sharrar Kelley.
She was a 1938 graduate of Oil City High School.
Mrs. Latchaw was an active member of the Fox Street Church of God and
the women of the church missions organization. She served as a teacher
in the beginner's department for many years, was a member of the
Sanctuary Sunday School Class and the Silver Foxes Senior Group of the
church, along with the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Rocky
She was married to Homer Eugene Latchaw, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three children, Earl E. Latchaw and wife, Bobbie Jo, of
Rocky Grove, James W. Latchaw and wife, Patty, of Franklin and Mrs.
Richard (Jayne) French of Oil City; 17 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Monicque Latchaw; and a sister, Lorraine Horne.
Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today in the Robert W. Gardinier
Funeral Home, Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Phillip Conklin, pastor of the Fox Street Church of
God, officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Fox Street Church of God Benevolence

Laura Belle Maxwell, 95, formerly of Miola, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006,
in Beverly Healthcare-Clarion.
Born Jan. 4, 1910, in Highland Township, she was the daughter of
Andrew Jackson McCleary and Laura Belle Shreffler McCleary.
Mrs. Maxwell was a graduate of Clarion Normal School and was a teacher
at Miola, Farmington and the Manor schools.
She was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church in Miola.
Mrs. Maxwell enjoyed gardening, poetry and church activities as well
as caring for her brothers and sisters when they were ill and helping
She was married June 6, 1931, to David Hugh Maxwell, who died April
19, 1985.
Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Maxwell was preceded in
death by one son, Hugh LaVern Maxwell Jan. 1, 1966; and 16 brothers
and sisters, Clarence, Edgar, Earl, William, Milo, Melvin, Harry,
Ralph and Dean McCleary, Evelyn Reed, Ada Maxwell, Ethel Bittenbender,
Leona Reed, Alberta McNaughton, Lucille Maxwell and Helen Bookwalter.
Visitation will be held from 2 o 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Goble
Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood St., Clarion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. J. Montgomery officiating.
Interment will follow in the Miola Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 2876 Miola
Road, Clarion, 16214.

Daniel E. "Dan" Proper Sr., 79, of Titusville, died at 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in his residence following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 30, 1927, in Titusville, he was a son of Homer E. and
Frances Daris Proper.
He was a 1946 graduate of Titusville High School.
Mr. Proper was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps April 11, 1946, in
Titusville. He was honorably discharged July 5, 1946, at Parris
Island, S.C., with the rank of private.
He formerly was employed for 40 years as a metallurgist for Universal
Cyclops Specialty Steel Corp., retiring in 1989.
Mr. Proper was a member of St. James Memorial Episcopal Church.
He also was a member of the Capt. Robert Lee Green Detachment of the
Marine Corps League, having served on scholarship committees at the
detachment and at the state and national levels. He also participated
in the Toys for Tots program and was a member of the Cleo J. Ross
American Legion Post No. 368 and the Cyclops Quarter Century Club.
Mr. Proper was an avid sportsman and antique collector.
He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Mr. Proper was married March 7, 1947, in Titusville to Ruth
McCandless, who survives.
Also surviving are four children, Daniel E. Proper Jr. of Titusville,
Candace Straitiff and husband, Larry, of Brookville, Terry Proper and
wife, Mildred, of Stillwater, Minn., and Jack Proper and wife, Sharon,
of Erie; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Robert D. Proper.
Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in
the Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home Inc., Titusville.
Funeral services and interment will be private.
Interment will take place in Sunville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made
to the Capt. Robert Lee Green Detachment of the Marine Corps League
Scholarship Fund, in care of the Titusville High School guidance
office, 302 E. Walnut St., Titusville, 16354; to the American Legion
Post No. 368 Scholarship Fund, 113 E. Central Ave., Titusville, 16354;
to Hospice of Crawford County, 310 N. Monroe St., Titusville, 16354;
or to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite
602, Pittsburgh, 16235.

Mary A. Pyle, 87, of Grand Valley RD 1, died at 2:20 a.m. Monday, Oct.
9, 2006, in her residence.
Born Feb. 28, 1919, in West Hickory, she was the daughter of Glenn
Harrison Barnes Sr. and Margaret Edith Downing Barnes.
She attended the Forest County schools.
Mrs. Pyle had been employed as a waitress for a number of years at
various restaurants including the Arcade and Isaly's.
She enjoyed playing euchre, fishing, camping, cooking and reading. She
especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
Mrs. Pyle was married in Franklin April 14, 1937, to Thomas W. Pyle
Sr., who died Oct. 31, 1999.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas W. Pyle Jr. and wife, Rhonda, of
Grand Valley RD 1, Clinton Pyle and wife, Sandy, of Wilmington, N.C.,
and Jerry Pyle and wife, Linda, of Youngsville; four daughters,
Margaret Cevaer and husband, Gene, of Fort White, Fla., Beverly Stover
and husband, Terry, of Garland, Mary Fargo and husband, Jeff, of Erie,
and Barbara Pyle and companion, Dan Kinnear, of Grand Valley RD 1; and
numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and
She also is survived by three brothers, Robert Barnes of Jamestown,
N.Y., Richard Barnes of North Carolina and Charles Barnes of Missouri;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a
daughter, Nancy Lewis; four grandchildren; three brothers, Glenn "Bud"
Barnes, William F. Barnes and Thomas Barnes; and four sisters, Ruth
Womeldorf, Arlene Black, Pearl Webster and Lila Mae Anthony.
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 funeral home
with the Rev. Douglas Cole, pastor of the Bible Baptist Church,
Interment will be in Garland Presbyterian Cemetery .
The family suggests memorials be made to the Hospice of Warren County.

Ryan Matthew Stevenson
Ryan Matthew Stevenson, 25, of Indianapolis, Ind., a Clarion native,
died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.
He was born June 12, 1981, in Clarion, the son of Rusty and Jocelyn
Stevenson, who reside in Indianapolis.
He graduated from Beech Grove High School, Beech Grove, Ind., and the
American Trans Air Training Academy in Indianapolis.
Mr. Stevenson was a motorcycle enthusiast and that carried over to his
career as a motorcycle mechanic and assistant manager at Cycle
Outfitters in Indianapolis.
He was active in motorcycle drag racing, engine building and
participating in charity events such as Miracle Ride which benefits
the Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis and helping with their
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Randon Stevenson
and wife, Marie; his fiancee, Amanda Strode; a niece, Icelynn
Stevenson; a cousin, Tara Lowe and husband, Shawn, who was like a
sister; his grandparents, Patti Ekis of Beech Grove, Inc., and Sarah
and Laird Stevenson of Pennsylvania; and other relatives, the Kevin
Roessler family, John J. Ekis family, Ronald Ekis family, Sam Ekis
family, Dan Stevenson family and Terry Stevenson family.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John "Pops" Ekis, and an
uncle, Tim Stevenson.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Little &
Sons Funeral Home, Stop 11 Road Chapel, Indianapolis, where services
will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Icelynn Stevenson College
Fund, in care of Indiana Members Credit Union, St. Francis Branch,
Beech Grove, Ind., 46107.

Gladys M. Hyler Tice, 93, of Davenport, Iowa, a longtime resident of
Story County, Ames, Iowa, mother of a Shippenville resident, died
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in Genesis Medical Center, West Campus,
Born March 23, 1913, in Nevada, Iowa, she was the eldest child of
Peter C. and Sophie Farni.
She attended Milford Township School in Story County. The family moved
to Ames in 1928.
Mrs. Tice was a homemaker and worked privately as a seamstress in her
home while raising her family. She was employed by J.C. Penney Co. in
Ames until she retired in 1975. During World War II, she did
alterations for the sailors from the V-12 Navy Unit stationed at Iowa
State College.
She loved doing handiwork and as a hobby, made many beautiful quilts
of all sizes. She also collected thimbles and antique furniture.
Mrs. Tice was a member of the First Christian Church for more than 50
years, was a past matron and 50-year member of the Order of Eastern
Star, a past high priestess and 50-year member of the Order of the
White Shrine of Jerusalem, Royal Order of Amaranth, Social Order of
Beauceant, all in Ames, and was a member of the Daughters of the Nile
in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the recipient of the Grand Cross of
Colors from the Order of Rainbow Girls and served on their advisory
board for many years. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers
of America.
She first was married Dec. 13, 1930, to Joseph P. Hyler, from which
two daughters and one son were born, and he died Jan. 10, 1963. She
then was married Jan. 16, 1972, to Harold J. Tice, who died July 14,
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Zugg and husband, Lyle, of
Davenport, Iowa, and Mary Jo Rhode and husband, Ivan, of Shippenville;
a daughter-in-law, Jan Hyler of Red Oak, Iowa; grandchildren, Steven
Zugg of Mulberry, Fla., Vickie Hagen and husband, John, of Davenport,
Rick Zugg of Wichita, Kan., William Zugg of Lutz, Fla., Jeff Hyler and
wife, Barb, of Geneva, Ill., Julie Fitzhugh and husband, Eric, of
Indianola, Iowa, A, David Rhode of Cuthbert, Ga., and Matthew Rhode of
Lima, Peru, South America; two great-granddaughters, two
great-grandsons, two step-great-granddaughters; two sisters-in-law,
Jean Farni of Minnetonka, Minn., and Corrine Hyler of Des Moines; a
brother-in-law, John Williams of Lakewood, Colo., and many nieces,
great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents and both husbands, she was preceded in
death by a son, Eugene J. "Jack" Hyler March 18, 1991; two sisters,
Mrs. Jay (Bernice) Hutchison and Mrs. John (Helen) Williams; and a
brother, Edward Farni.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Steven's
Memorial Chapel in Ames where services will be held at 1 p.m.
The Runge Mortuary, 838 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa, is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Christine "Kris" Schmader Wells, 56, a resident of Colorado Springs,
Colo., since 1972, a former Clarion resident, died Saturday, Sept. 30,
2006, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born Feb. 23, 1950, in Oil City Hospital, she was the daughter of
Donald and Louise Schmader, who survive in Clarion.
She was married to Jeffrey Wells Aug. 19, 1972, and they were blessed
with two sons, Joshua and Jacob.
Mrs. Wells was an extraordinary woman who will be mourned, celebrated
and loved forever. She touched many lives during her 56 years through
her involvement in many local and national organizations. She retired
from Cheyenne Mountain School District in 2004 after 22 years of
teaching junior high Spanish. In 1989 she received the Rose Award in
recognition of outstanding service to education from the Cheyenne
Mountain School District, and she was named Colorado State Foreign
Language Teacher of the Year in 2004. She previously taught at Pauline
Memorial School, the Colorado Springs School and Air Academy Junior
High. Her passion and enthusiasm inspired many. Her teaching
accomplishments led to authoring textbooks for Pearson Prentice Hall
and presenting nationwide for both Pearson Prentice Hall and the
McGraw Hill Wright Group.
She volunteered for numerous organizations including Zonta
International, Bear Creek Nature Center, Rocky Mountain Women's Film
Festival, Pikes Peak Library, Sister Cities Organization, Colorado
Springs Fine Arts Center, and the Triple Crown of Running.
Many people also benefited from her busy hands knitting scarves,
afghans and dishcloths. Her creativity, energy and enthusiasm for life
were displayed not only in her teaching but also in everything she
did. She packed more into one day than many people do in a week. She
loved to go on hikes, do water aerobics, and work out at Curves.
Whether she was playing bridge or bunco, reading a book, watching the
latest film or going to the theatre, every day was a reason to
celebrate. No occasion or person went unrecognized. She made everyone
feel special. Of all the gifts she possessed, the one she most often
shared was her gift of gab. She would strike up a conversation with
any friendly face, especially if they spoke Spanish.
Mrs. Wells is survived by her parents, Don and Louise Schmader of
Clarion; her devoted husband, Jeff, of 34 years; son Josh and his
friend, Tommy Craig, of Denver; and son, Jake, of Vail.
She also is survived by five sisters, Donna Lebda and husband, Frank,
of Illinois; Diane Rhoads and husband, Gary, of Ohio; Deborah Faller
and husband, Gary, of Maryland; Cynthia Gates and husband, Gerry, of
Florida and Susan (Cahill) Jones and husband, Cahill, of Idaho; her
husband's three brothers, Ron Wells and wife, Lynn, of Ohio; Tad Wells
and wife, Cheryl, of Texas and Charles "Chip" Wells and wife,
Christine, of Ontario; father-in-law, Ned Wells and wife, Joanne, of
Florida; mother-in-law, Peggy Macdonald; several nieces and nephews, a
grand-niece and grand-nephew.
She was preceded in death by her nephew, Kyle Gates, and her niece,
Christina Joy Wells.
Contributions in her memory can be made to the Bear Creek Nature
Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80906, for a
bench along the trail that she frequented. Other options for donations
are to the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, 3027 North Circle Drive,
Colorado Springs, Colo., 80909, or to any organization where Mrs.
Wells volunteered.
A rosary service was held prior to visitation Tuesday, Oct. 3, in
Swan-Law Funeral Directors, Colorado Springs.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 4, in St. Mary's Cathedral,
Colorado Springs, followed by a celebration of her life.
Inurnment was in St. Mary's Cathedral.

W. Edward Wike, 63, a resident of Polk since 1966, died at 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in his residence after an unexpected illness.
Born June 11, 1943, in Greenville, he was the son of Wilmer S. Wike,
who died May 1, 1992, and Elizabeth L. "Pensy" Wike of Harrisville.
Mr. Wike was a 1961 graduate of Victory Joint High School, Irwin
He was a veteran of the United States Army and was discharged Dec. 31,
Mr. Wike was owner/operator of W.E. Wike Trucking of Polk. He also
owned and operated his own garage for inspections and repair.
He was a member of the former Wesley Methodist Church and also a
trustee of the church and currently was a member of the Pleasantview
United Methodist Church of Polk.
His CB handle was "Rollin Stone."
He was married June 11, 1966, to Gerry Brinkley, who survives, along
with his mother of Harrisville.
Also surviving are three daughters: Stacy J. Rea of Polk, Kelly R.
Sires and husband, Chad A., of Kennerdell and Courtney L. Wike of
He also is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth L. "Betty" Matthews
and her husband, Gaylord L., of Harrisville; two brothers, Fredrick B.
Wike and wife, Linda, of Harrisville and Jeffrey A. Wike and wife,
Deborah, of Franklin; several nieces and nephews; and his
mother-in-law, Mrs. Helen M. Brinkley of Polk.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his
father-in-law, Howard J. Brinkley May 24, 1992; a nephew, Brian
Matthews Aug 19, 2000; and a niece, Brenda Brinkley July 1993.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in
the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton St., Clintonville,
and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Pleasantview Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church with
the Rev. Ronald Hankey officiating.
Interment will be in Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
The family suggest memorial contributions be sent to the Venango
County Humane Society, Box 1045, Oil City, 16301.

Jamie L. Craig Yoder, 36, of 4143 Bela Road, Parker, died at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh,
following a sudden illness at her home earlier in the day.
Born Nov. 29, 1969, in Clarion, she was the daughter of William P.
Craig, who survives in Sligo, and the late Doris Grant Craig.
She was a 1988 graduate of Union High School in Rimersburg.
Mrs. Yoder had been employed for several years as a van driver for
Clarion County Transportation Agency.
She enjoyed all crafts, gardening, scrap booking, walking, auctions
and spending time with family and friends. She especially like to
attend and participate in her son's sporting events, as well as deer
hunting with her husband and son.
Mrs. Yoder was married Dec. 23, 2000, to John W. "Poke" Yoder Jr., who
Also surviving are her father; her son, Colben Craig Yoder at home;
four sisters, Kathy Mazzoni of Sligo, Libby Miller and husband, Rick,
of Rimersburg, Lori Weeter of Knox and Kelly DiGiammarino and husband,
Kevin, of Callensburg; two brothers and their wives, Brent and Tedra
Craig of Limestone and Jason and Tracy Craig of Clarion; 12 nephews;
seven nieces; three great-nephews; three great-nieces; her
father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Carol Yoder of Parker; a
brother-in-law and wife, Jamie and Jackie Yoder of Coudersport; and
many aunts and uncles.
Mrs. Yoder was preceded in death by her mother, Doris M. Craig, April
9, 1988.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Varner Funeral Home, Sligo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Grace
Community Church in Curllsville with Pastor Dan George officiating.
Interment will follow in Sligo Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer

Interment set for Darwin Muir
An interment service with full military honors will be held for Darwin
J. Muir, 59, of 582 Halyday Run Road, Oil City, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday
in the Tionesta Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Muir, a Vietnam veteran, died Sept. 26 in his home. He is survived
by his wife, Maureen Call McWilliams Muir, formerly of Tionesta.

Getting it right - G. Daniel Carpin
G. Daniel Carpin - G. Daniel Carpin, 46, of 1716 Yakona Road,
Parkville, Md., formerly of Philipsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 5, in
Baltimore, Md. His name was erroneously listed at Daniel G. Carpin.

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