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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [PACLARIO] Obituaries, The Derrick, May 17, 2008
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 11:28:07 -0400

The Derrick, May 17, 2008:

Floyd J. Armburger, Elyria, Ohio
Etta Baungrotz, formerly of Spartansburg
Richard I. Carson, Oil City
David Blaine "Litzy" Litz, Rimersburg
Katherine W. Shoup, Clarion
Anna M. "Toot" Stephens, Cranberry
Louis Hudson Witherup, Kennerdell
Richard W. Yoder, formerly of Oil City

Floyd J. Armburger, 82, of Elyria, Ohio, died Thursday, May 15, 2008,
in Winston-Salem N.C., following a one month illness.

Born June 25, 1925 in Oil City, he was an Elyria resident since 1962,
coming from Muncie, Ind.

Mr. Armburger was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps. veteran.

He was employed by the General American Transportation Corp. as a
field engineer for 25 years, retiring in 1991. He was also a member of
St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria.

Mr. Armburger was a former Elyria Little League North baseball coach
and was an avid Cleveland sports fan.

Surviving are his daughter, Catherine and her husband Ron Glascoe of
Winston-Salem, N.C.; three sons, Robert Armburger and his wife Diane
of Lorain, Ohio; Gerald Armburger and his wife Wanda of Sheffield
Village and Lawrence Armburger and his wife Julie of Highpoint, N.C. ;
a sister, Celine Perrotta of Maryland; and eight grandchildren and six

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 1999 and sisters, Selma
and Mary Rita.

Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bauer-Laubenthal
Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. - the corner of Chestnut Ridge
Road and State Route 57 - Elyria 322-4626.

Closing prayers will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home,
followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Jude Church 590 Poplar St, Elyria.

The Rev. Frank P. Kosem, pastor, will be the celebrant.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avon.

Etta Baungrotz, 89, formerly of Spartansburg, died Friday, May 16,
2008 at Golden Living Center in Titusville.

Etta was born Dec. 2, 1918, in Kane, daughter of the late Alfred and
Bessie Burroughs Baungrotz.

She was raised and educated in Kane until her family moved to St.
Marys, where she graduated from high school. Etta later moved to
Spartansburg and began working as a waitress. Over the years, she had
worked for several local restaurants.

Etta enjoyed cooking, baking and traveling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister,
Katherine Baungrotz.

She is survived by numerous cousins in the St. Marys and Kane areas.

No calling hours will be observed.

Friends may attend a funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Bracken
Funeral Home, 315 N. Center Street, Corry. Deacon William Saborsky
will officiate.

Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Corry Public Library,
117 W. Washington Street, Corry, PA l6407.

Richard I. Carson, 71, of Oil City, died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at
UPMC Northwest.

David Blaine "Litzy" Litz, 51, of Rimersburg, formerly of Clearfield,
died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Clarion Hospital.

Born Nov. 5, 1956, in Clearfield, he was the son of the late David H.
Litz and Carole Ann Smith Litz-Cipriano and his stepfather, Mario
Cipriano, both of Clearfield.

Mr. Litz was a 1974 graduate of Clearfield High School.

He was a member of West Side United Methodist Church, Michael Sicks
Post 1785, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 97 and
the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 812.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie L. Bailor-Litz, whom he married July
14, 2005; two daughters, Calley M. Litz and Courtney M. Litz, both of
Clearfield; two stepchildren, Robert J. Bailor of Clearfield and
Jacqueline J. Huckins and her husband, Shawn, of Norcross, Ga.; and
one granddaughter, Peyton Rose Reese.

Also surviving are three brothers, Kevin M. Litz and his wife, Janet,
of DuBois, Shawn A. Litz and his wife, Robin, of Forest, Va., and
Darren B. Litz and his wife, Kim, of Bath, N.Y.; and several nieces
and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the
Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Clearfield. Friends will also be
received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Jay E. Jones officiating.

Interment will be in Stoneville Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions be made to the A.B.A.T.E of
Pennsylvania c/o of David Evans, 62 Huston Lane, Clearfield, 16830.

Online tributes may be sent to

Katherine W. Shoup, 87, of South Seventh Avenue, Clarion, died Friday,
May 16, 2008, at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo.

Born June 7, 1920, in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late John
Franklin Walters and Mary Elisa Hinkle Walters.

She was a 1939 graduate of Clarion High School, and she later worked
as a teller at First Seneca Bank for 32 years.

She enjoyed playing bridge for more than 60 years, loved to walk with
her dog around Clarion, and enjoyed spending time playing cards with
family and friends.

Surviving are a daughter, Laura L. Eisenman of Clarion; a sister, Mary
Elisabeth Walters Leasure of Rochester, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Jeff
Royer and his wife, Becky, of Brookville, and Belinda Royer of Boca
Raton, Fla.; and five great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Michael Wiant of
Clarion, Allison Powell of Boca Raton, Jennifer Royer of Knox, and
Maddison Royer and Isabella Royer, both of Brookville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Louis
Walters, Pat Walters and John Walters Jr.; and a son-in-law, Gene

There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clarion-Forest VNA
Hospice House, Shippenville.

The Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood St, Clarion, is in
charge of arrangements.

Anna M. "Toot" Stephens, 86, of Maple Shade Road, Cranberry, died at
11:45 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.

Born Jan.15, 1922, in Clarion, she was a daughter of George and Anna

She was married to John L. Stephens of Maple Shade Road for 53 years,
and he survives.

Also surviving are: a sister, Catherine Walker of Florida; a brother,
George Boyles; two sons, David M. Jones and his wife Susan of
Cleveland, Tenn., and Kenneth B. Stephens and his wife Leanne of Maple
Shade Road; a daughter, Mary G. Dunkle and her husband Frank of
Seneca; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters,
one brother and a daughter, Janet Gabler.

There was no visitation and graveside services were held at Brandon

The Morrison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Venango VNA Foundation or
a charity of choice.

Louis Hudson Witherup, 85, a lifelong resident of Kennerdell, passed
away at 7:51 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2008, following a sudden illness
at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Born July 1, 1922, in his home in Kennerdell where he lived his entire
life, he was the son of the late Jesse Lee Witherup and Georgia Pearl
McClelland Witherup.

Mr. Witherup received his education and graduated from Rockland High
School. He later founded Witherup Fabrication and Erection in
Kennerdell with his brothers.

He served in the Army in World War II in the Pacific Theater with the
Half Track Anti-Aircraft Division.

Mr. Witherup was involved in various local organizations and also
served as Clinton Township supervisor for many years. He was an active
member of the Church of God in Kennerdell.

He was married March 30, 1950, to Helen Bonda Witherup, who passed
away August 13, 1996.

Mr. Witherup will be missed by everyone who met him. He enjoyed every
quality of life, including the simple things and the everyday
pleasures. He was an avid outdoorsman, going out west last year for a
hunting trip.

Mr. Witherup loved spending time and talking with his family and
friends and was also a big sports fan. He made everyone feel like part
of the family.

Mr. Witherup was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda G. Forsyth and her husband Dennis
of Grove City and Nancy A. Thomas and her husband Ken of Harrisville;
six grandchildren, Michelle H. Santom and her husband Wayne of Grove
City, Andrea A. Riccomini and her husband Paul of South Carolina,
Heather L. Caldwell and her husband Nathan of North Carolina, Brent L.
Roberts and partner, Jamie Martin, of Kennerdell, Amanda L. Blauser
and her husband J.R. of Boyers and Kathleen M. Roberts, also of

Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, Hannah, Rebecca and Emma
Santon, Haley Oakes, Tyler and Jenna Riccomini, Luke and Zane Caldwell
and Blake Roberts.

He was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers, Jay, Robert A.
and twins John Foster and James Forrest Witherup; a sister, Thelma O.
Witherup; and two nephews, Richard and James Witherup.

Richard W. Yoder, 85, formerly of Oil City, died Friday, May 16, 2008,
at Essa Flory Hospice Center, Lancaster.

He was born Jan. 5, 1923, in Seneca, the son of the late Elmer and
Nancy Jones Yoder.

Mr. Yoder was a member of the West Willow United Methodist Church and
a member of the Willow Street Lions Club. For 30 years, he volunteered
at the Schreiber Pediatric Rehabilitation Center of Lancaster County.

He was employed as a salesman for Calder Door and Specialty Co. in
Lancaster, and he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II as a gunner
radioman 3rd class.

His first wife, Maxine E. Klingler Yoder died in 1991 and his second
wife, Leona E. DeLoe Yoder died in 1996.

He is survived by his step-daughters, Marie Wyant of Rimersburg and
Susan Briggs of Dillwyn, Va.; and his nephew, Norman Kitelinger of Oil

Mr. Yoder was preceded in death by his parents and two wives.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the
Osneider Funeral Home, 15 West First St., Oil City.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral

Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Hospice of
Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster 17604-4125.

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