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Subject: [PACLARIO] Obituaries, The Derrick, July 3, 2008
Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 11:33:41 -0400

The Derrick, July 3, 2008:

Jean Louise Adams, Shreveport, La., formerly of Clarion County
Etta Mabel Aites, 635 Bredinsburg Road, Franklin
James E. Hooker, Perryville
James E. Howard, Hilliards
Shirley M. Dolby Schmader, Dolby Lane, Highland Township
Arlene V. Sparks, 330 Dunham Road, Pleasantville
Florence M. Stewart, 90 Concord Church Road, Parker
Getting it right - Serrill L. Anderson

Jean Louise Adams, 82, of Shreveport, La., formerly of Clarion County,
died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in Shreveport, following a period of
failing health.

A complete obituary will be published Saturday in the Derrick.

Etta Mabel Aites, 85, of 635 Bredinsburg Road, Franklin, died at 6
a.m. Wednesday July 2, 2008, at her residence after struggling with

The Hutchinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A complete obituary will be published Saturday in The Derrick.

James E. Hooker, 67, of Parker (Perryville), died Tuesday evening,
July 1, 2008, at the Clarion Hospital following an illness.

Born Feb. 22, 1941, in Corning, N.Y., he was the son of the late Earl
and Marian Cummings Hooker.

He is a graduate of North Side High School in Corning. He also
graduated from Corning Community College.

Mr. Hooker was a supervisor with Ingersoll-Rand for 32 years in

He was a member of the Moose Lodge in St. Ignas, Mich.

James enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, golfing, as well as woodworking
and doing things with his hands. James and his wife enjoyed spending
time at their residence in Florida as well as Pennsylvania.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Ripley, whom he married on Aug. 28,
1999; three daughters, Jamie Valentine, Carol (Gary) Dann and Linda
(Derick) Lapp, all of Florida; three step-sons, Richard Cooper of
Florida, Gary Cooper and Robbie Cooper, both of New York; nine
grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Saturday at the H. Jack
Buzard Funeral Homes, Wayne Street, Parker.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Larry Piper, of the Sligo Chapel, officiating.

Burial will be at the Perryville Cemetery.

Online condolences may be viewed or sent at

James E. Howard, 53, of Hilliards, died late Tuesday evening, July 1,
2008, in the Butler Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his fiance, Jeanne Fierst; and two daughers, Kelly
D. Howard of Emlenton, and Kimberly A. Brewer (Brian) of Emlenton.

Shirley M. Dolby Schmader, 71, of Dolby Lane, Highland Township, died
at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the Hospice House in

She was born Dec. 13, 1936, in Highland Township, where she was born,
raised and lived her entire life in the same house. She was the
daughter of Lewis G. and Anna Shrum Dolby.

She graduated from Clarion Area High School in 1954.

Mrs. Schmader worked for Alexander Kooman Garbarino and Kifer Law Firm
in Clarion, Domestic Relations in Clarion and was also Highland
Township secretary for numerous years.

She was a member of Helen Furnace United Methodist Church, where she
played the piano for numerous years.

She belonged to the United Methodist Women's Club, the Leeper Women's
Club and was an avid card player.

Mrs. Schmader loved to cook and was well known for her cinnamon rolls.

She is survived by two sons, Greg Dolby and wife, Kim, of Charleston,
S.C. and David Schmader and wife, Denise, of Tionesta; a daughter,
Karen MacBeth of Mars; two grandsons, Nathan and Brock MacBeth;
numerous nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Susan Dolby of DuBois;
one brother, Willis Dolby of Highland Township; and a brother-in-law,
Ralph Hedrick, also of Highland Township.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Joan Hedrick; and
two brothers, Melvin and John Dolby.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Robert
V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with
the Rev. Mark Hurtz, pastor of Helen Furnace United Methodist Church,
officiating and the Rev. Randy Evans, Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice
chaplain, assisting him.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Clarion Forest VNA
Hospice House, Main Street, Shippenville, 16254.

Mrs. Arlene V. Sparks, 83, of 330 Dunham Road, Pleasantville, went to
be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon, July 1, 2008.

Mrs. Sparks was born Jan. 4, 1925, at Pleasantville, a daughter of the
late Arlia and Belle Anderson Grant.

She was married to Donald Smith on Aug. 24, 1946, and he preceded her
in death.

She later married William E. Sparks on June 22, 1973, in
Pleasantville, and he preceded her in death on March 13, 2006.

Mrs. Sparks was a graduate of the former Robert Clark High School in
Pleasantville, Class of 1942. She had been employed for a number of
years at the GTE Sylvania plant in Pleasantville.

She was a member of the Pleasantville United Methodist Church, where
she was also active in the Methodist Women. She was also a member of
the Christian Women's Club and of the Pleasantville Senior Citizens.
She enjoyed flower gardening.

Mrs. Sparks is survived by a daughter, Lavonne Pompilio and her
husband, Phil, of Pleasantville; a step-daughter, Donna Phillips of
Pleasantville; seven grandchildren, Jody Perrett and his wife, Dr.
Naseem Choudhury, Lonnie Perrett, Tammy Grazier, Amber Hipple and
husband, Chris, Tina Smith, Kris Phillips, and Steve Phillips and his
wife, Anna; 11 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Ruth Smith of
Titusville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by
a son, Gary E. Smith; a step-son, Dale Sparks; and three brothers,
Alfred "Buck" Grant, Albert C. Grant and Donald Grant.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Pleasantville
United Methodist Church, at which time the funeral service will be
conducted by the Rev. Donald Russell, the church pastor.

Interment will be in Neilltown Cemetery.

The family asks that memorials be made to the Pleasantville United
Methodist Church, 472 N. Main St., Pleasantville, 16341, or to the
Titusville Area Hospital, 406 W. Oak St., Titusville, 16354.

The Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville
is in charge of arrangements.

Florence M. Stewart, 89, of 90 Concord Church Road, Parker, died at 2
p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at her home surrounded by her children
following an extended illness.

Born July 23, 1918, in Toby Township, Clarion County, she was the
daughter of Henry Ward Beecher and Sarah P. Summerville McCall.

She was married on May 21, 1937, to Chester B. Stewart, and he
preceded her in death Sept. 12, 1997.

Mrs. Stewart graduated from Clarion State College and later obtained a
masters degree in teaching from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

She was a teacher at Union and A-C Valley, with 31 years of service
between the two school districts. She retired in 1982.

She was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church, near West Freedom.,
where she served as an elder. She also belonged to the Concord
Presbyterian Quilters.

Mrs. Stewart is survived by two sons, William L. Stewart and wife,
Carry, of Sedona, Ariz. and Mark M. Stewart of Mesa, Ariz.; one
daughter, Penny Milanovich and husband, Gary, of Butler; six
grandchildren, Valerie Tansley and husband, Frank, of Dana Point,
Calif., Grant Stewart and wife, Shane, of Minnetonka, Minn., Marc
Stewart of Hollywood, Calif., Dr. Michelle Milanovich Straka and
husband, Matthew, of Sewickley, Scott Milanovich and wife, Jaime, of
Hornell, N.Y. and Matthew Milanovich and wife, Christal, of Chicago,
Ill.; one step-grandson, Tom Pifer and wife, Lisa, of Springerville,
Ariz.; 10 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband
of 60 years; two sisters, Martha Males and Margaret Barnhart; and two
grandchildren, Zane and Vance Stewart.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Varner Funeral Home in Sligo.

At the request of the family, there will be visitation on Friday.

Funeral services held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Concord
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Maynard Grunstra, pastor,

Interment will follow at Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to Concord Presbyterian Church,
433 Dunlap Hill, Parker 16049.

Getting it right - Serrill L. Anderson

Serrill L. Anderson, 74, of Lake Lucy, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at
UPMC Northwest following a lengthy illness.

He was the son of Frank and Iva Bell Anderson.

Mr. Anderson is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Anderson and 10

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