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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [PACLARIO] Obituaries, The Derrick, April 5, 2008
Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 11:07:51 -0400

The Derrick, April , 2008:

Anna Marie Briggs, Knox
Elsie Ann Cobbett, South Bethlehem
Thomas Denver Felix, Grove City
Wilda E. Klingler, formerly of Pleasantville
Anthony Forest "Buck" Lingo, 19 Quaker Drive, Oil City
Jack C. McIlvain, 98 Beech Drive, Franklin

Anna Marie Briggs, 49, of Knox, formerly of Medina, Ohio, died at 1:40
a.m. Friday, April 4, 2008, in Clarion Hospital.
Born Aug. 18, 1958, in Lodi, Ohio, she was the daughter of John and
Freda Lanham Sizemore.
Mrs. Briggs attended Medina City Schools while living in Ohio.
In 1977, she moved to the Knox area, where she resided on Buckhorn
Road for many years. Most recently, she had been living in
Mrs. Briggs is survived by her mother, Freda Sizemore of
Strattanville; and two daughters, Jennifer Annette Szaniszlo of Knox
and Paula Ann Bigley and her husband, Raymond, of Somerset. Her
surviving grandchildren include Victoria Lynn Briggs, John Paul
Briggs-Richter, Nicole Lynn Bigley, Renee Bigley and Benjamin Bigley.
Mrs. Briggs is also survived by two sisters, Delores Sizemore of North
Carolina and Sharon Morton of Sligo; three brothers, Ronald Sizemore
of New Bethlehem, Edward Sizemore of Ohio and Robert Lee Morton of
North Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Sizemore; and her
husband, Paul Briggs.
Friends and family will be received from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the
David C. McEntire Funeral Home Inc., Ohio and Penn Streets, in Knox.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home
with the Rev. William Maher, pastor of Christ Community Church of Oil
City, officiating.
Interment will be in Phipps Cemetery near Knox.

Elsie Ann Cobbett, 84, of South Bethlehem, formerly of St. Charles,
Kellersburg and Widnoon, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday
evening, April 3, 2008, at her residence at the South Bethlehem House.
She lived most of her life in the communities around South Bethlehem.
Born June 23, 1923, in Templeton, she was the daughter of Worthington
C. Anderson and Charlotte Hamilton Anderson.
Mrs. Cobbett attended the Templeton schools.
She married Raymond C. Cobbett, and he died April 15, 1992.
Mrs. Cobbett was a homemaker, and she worked for Clark's Grill in the
She was of the Protestant faith.
Mrs. Cobbett enjoyed reading romance novels and talking on the phone.
She also enjoyed gardening and visiting with her friends in the South
Bethlehem House, but most of all, her greatest love was her family,
especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cobbett is survived by two sons, Raymond "Butch" Cobbett and his
wife, Shirley, of St. Charles Road, New Bethlehem, and Ted Cobbett and
his wife, Joyce, of New Bethlehem; one daughter, Theresa Wright and
her husband, Jack, of Kellersburg; one sister, Seroba Anderson of
Kittanning; and one sister-in-law, Rita Anderson of Templeton.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Ray Cobbett and friend, Connie
Fauzey, Adam Cobbett, Karla Cobbett, Teddy Cobbett and wife, Missy,
Jack Wright and wife, Carrie, Brian Wright and wife, Mandy, Becky
Rebola and husband, James, and David Wright and wife, Maleigha; 15
great-grandchildren, Justin Swanson, Cheyanna, Lauren, Elissa,
Marshall, Austin, and Shelbie Wright, Grant Rupp, Madisen, Lainey and
Averie Rebola, Paiton Switzer, and Sydney, Chase, and Camrya Cobbett;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
four sisters, Alfretta Kerr, Erma and Pearl Anderson, and Bessie
Elkin; two brothers, William and James Anderson; and one
granddaughter, Michelle Wright.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from
noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Bish Memorial Funeral Home, 206 South
St., New Bethlehem.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Randy L. Evans, the Clarion, Venango, Forest Visiting
Nurses Association chaplain, officiating.
Interment will be in Kellersburg Methodist Cemetery.

Thomas Denver Felix, 87, of Blom Road, Grove City, died at 6:10 p.m.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at Grove City Medical Center.
Born in Ohio, he was the son of Clark and Brenia Stump Felix.
Mr. Felix served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a
lifetime member of both the American Legion and Disabled American
He attended North Washington School with several of his siblings and
lived and worked in the northern Butler County area for many years.
Mr. Felix worked for several coal companies, including Sunbeam and
Lucas Coal companies, as a heavy equipment operator. His expertise as
a mechanic was greatly respected. He also worked for Hunter Truck
Sales in Eau Claire.
He loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed his life-long passion for
farming. Mr. Felix always enjoyed working with horses and took great
pride in his gardening.
He had a passion for Harley and Indian motorcycles, not just for
riding but for using his great mechanical talent with the bikes. His
latest venture was his dump truck and he was happy to be hauling a
Mr. Felix was a member of the Church of the Beloved Disciple in Grove
He was married to Ellen B. Felix on Oct. 8, 1945, at St. Alponsus
Church in Murrinsville and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Larry and his wife Jan Felix of Parker; a
daughter, Ann Felix of Grove City, with whom he made his home; his
much beloved grandchildren, Tom and his wife Amy Felix of Emlenton,
Tammy and her husband Dana Bennetti of Emlenton, Larilyn and her
husband Steve Milks of Emlenton, and Mike and his wife Jill Felix of
Clintonville; his treasured great-grandchildren, Kim and Nicole Felix,
Melissa Elicker, Heather and Cody Griffin, Emily, Ashley and Chloe
Milks, and Taylor Felix; three sisters, Grace Jamison of Cherry
Valley, Carolyn Weissen of Sewickley and Mae Baird of Slidell, La.; a
sister-in-law, Ruth Felix; and several nieces and nephews, friends and
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were a son, William
G. Felix and his wife, Barbara Dallos Felix; four brothers, George,
John, Carl and Denver Felix; and four sisters, Annie Howard, Josephine
Spencer, Edna Renia Maurice and Betty Stewart.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the
Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Church
of the Beloved Disciple, Grove City. The Rev. Mark Hoffman will
Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park Inc., Grove City.

Wilda E. Klingler, 94, formerly of Pleasantville, died at 7:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Titusville. She
had been a resident there for the past seven and one-half years.
Mrs. Klingler was born May 31, 1913, in Clarion County, to the late
Jess and Matilda Stubble Best.
She married Daniel Klingler, and he preceded her in death Oct. 5,
She was a graduate of St. Petersburg High School.
Mrs. Klingler was the tax collector for Oil Creek Township in Venango
County for 17 years. Prior to being a tax collector, she helped run
Klingler's Market in Pleasantville.
She also worked for Quality Market and the Peterson brothers in
She was a member of Pleasantville United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Klingler enjoyed growing flowers which she used to help fill
cemetery urns. She also enjoyed working in her vegetable garden,
sewing and watching her birds.
She is survived by her daughter, Aldene Henderson and her husband,
Roger, of Pleasantville; her son, Jay D. Klinger and his wife, Helen,
of Pleasantville; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Armatas and her
husband, James, of Titusville.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, William Henderson and
companion, Linda Allen, of Pleasantville, Marilyn Henderson and
friend, Jeff Holcomb, of Pleasantville, Keith Klingler and wife,
Elaine, of Pleasantville, Neil Klingler and wife, Mary, of Guys Mills,
Daniel Klingler and fianc,e, Karen Daube, of Townville, Deanna
Roggenkamp and husband, Rick, of Espyville, Denise Warner and husband,
Jerry, of Titusville, and James Armatas and wife, Mindy, of
Titusville; 17 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Klingler was preceded in death by a son, Carl Klingler; a
brother, Carl Best; and a sister, Stella Parker.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Gordon B.
Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Donald Russell, pastor of Pleasantville United Methodist
Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Jerusalem Corners Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasantville United Methodist
Church, 472 N. Main St., Pleasantville, 16341; or Pleasantville
Volunteer Fire Department.

Anthony Forest "Buck" Lingo 81, of 19 Quaker Drive, Oil City, died at
7:05 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2008, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Born July 17, 1926, in Oil City, he was the son of the late Forest and
Sara Richardson Lingo.
He attended the Oil City schools.
Mr. Lingo was a seaman in the U.S. Navy during World War II, seeing
duty in the Pacific Theatre. He was awarded the Pacific Theatre
Ribbon, the American Theatre Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the
Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
He worked for 38 years at J& L Steel-Van Huffel in Oil City as a crane
operator. He had also worked security for Hunter Wilson, Pennzoil,
Wolf's Head and Allied Burn's.
Mr. Lingo was a member of St. Joseph Church in Oil City.
He enjoyed hunting and collecting coins.
Mr. Lingo was married Nov. 3, 1946, in St. Joseph Church in Oil City
to Alberta M. Irwin Lingo, and she preceded him in death Feb. 1, 2005.
He is survived by one daughter, Lavonne (Bonnie) Rapp and her husband,
Frank, of Oil City; two grandchildren, Eric Rapp and his fianc,e,
Tammy Hurst, of Oil City, and Dr. Adam and Tammy Rapp of Ravenna,
Ohio; and one great-granddaughter, Savannah Lynn Rapp of Ravenna,
Mr. Lingo was the last surviving member of his family. He was preceded
in death by his daughter, Diane, on March 9, 2003; and four sisters,
Evelyn Lingo, Charlotte Lingo, Thelma Goodman and Elizabeth Hoffman.
Private visitation will take place at the convenience of the family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St.
Joseph Church with Msgr. John W. Swoger presiding.
Entombment will follow in the Bishop McManaman Memorial Mausoleum in
Calvary Cemetery in Oil City with military honors accorded by the
V.E.T.S. Honor Guard.
Memorials may be made to the Oil City Library or St. Joseph Church
Development Fund.
The Reinsel Funeral Home in Oil City is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent at

Jack C. McIlvain, 74, of 98 Beech Drive, Franklin, went to be with the
Lord at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2008, at Sugar Creek Station.
Born June 18, 1933, in Gallitan, Tenn., he was the son of Albert Carl
McIlvain and Virginia Elizabeth Ball.
He was a 1951 graduate of Moundsville High School in West Virginia and
received a degree in music in 1955 from West Liberty State.
Mr. McIlvain was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was employed from 1968-92 as an industrial engineer at Franklin
Mr. McIlvain was a member of First United Methodist Church in Franklin
and was a life member of the Coin Club (Numismatist) in Stubenville,
He was a member of Franklin Elks Lodge 110, a silver member of the
Franklin Silver Cornet Band, a member of Mostly Brass and a tour guide
at DeBence Music Museum.
Mr. McIlvain was also an active member of the YMCA and the Venango
County Humane Society, and he was a member of Mensa.
He enjoyed reading and mathematics and working in his yard.
Mr. McIlvain married the former Janet Spencer on May 28, 1955, and she
Also surviving are four children, Jeffrey A. McIlvain and his wife,
Dawn, of Ravenna, Ohio, Pamela M. Hoover and her husband, Todd, of
Franklin, Kimberly Warwick and her husband, Ronald, of Chesapeake,
Va., and Linda Hundertmark and her husband, Gary, of Franklin; 10
grandchildren; and three sisters, Elizabeth Jane Kelley and her
husband, David, of Anderson, S.C., Carol Jean Whipkey and her husband,
David, of Moundsville, W.Va.; and Virginia Susan Parker of Charleston,
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the
Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home in Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Susan Evans, a Visiting Nurses Association pastor,
Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice or the Venango County Humane
Condolences may be sent online at

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