Bedford County Inquirer in Bedford, Pennsylvania
16 Dec 2011

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16 Dec 2011

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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 16, 2011, Bedford, Pennsylvania Friday i it december 16,2011 Bedford inquirer Bedford a. A 3obituariesbernard Webster Koontz Bedford or. Bernard Webster Koontz 63, of e. Pitt Street Bedford went Home to be with the lord wednesday december 7, 2011, at Conemaugh memorial medical Center Johnstown. Or. Koontz was born in Everett on Friday july 30, 1948, the son of the late Raymond Charles Koontz or. And Bertha Mae Messer Smith Koontz. He is survived by brother Roy r., husband of Patricia Long Koontz Bedford sister Charlotte a., wife of Rick l. Clark Breezewood brother Herbert w. Koontz Everett sister Hilda a., wife of Thomas Way Bedford brother Raymond c. Koontz jr., Enola sister Brenda s., wife of Raymond p. Quot Buster Quot Glass Shermansdale. He is also survived by four half Sisters one half brother and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three half Sisters and one half brother. Bernard was a Junior at Everett area High school at the time of his Accident that left him paralysed. Because of his disability he was an advocate for people of All disabilities and was concerned in making changes for the Handicap. He was thankful for his in Home care from his caregivers. Along with his family he was also thankful for the area Agency on aging Center for Independent living Home nursing up Bedford Hospital emergency department and Conemaugh Hospital . Unit. Bernard was a member of the Spring Meadow family worship Center in Fishertown. He was employed at a pm Bedford memorial Hospital in the housekeeping department. He enjoyed family get together and Reading his Bible. A funeral service will be held at Jack a Geisel funeral Home ., Ray town Road Everett at 11 . On saturday dec. 10, with Bishop Chris Dinger officiating. Interment will be held at Everett cemetery. Friends Are invited to Call on Friday from 5-8 . At the funeral Home memorial May be made to Spring Meadow family worship enter 2875 Quaker Valley rd., Fishertown a. 15554. Online condolences May be expressed at Oliver Laing or. Flintstone Aid. William Oliver Laing or 64, of Flintstone md., passed away monday december 5, 2011, at the Martinsburg a Center. Born August 20, 1947, in Savage md., or. Laing was the son of the late Oliver Franklin Laing and Helen Mary Hughes Laing. A United states Veteran of the Vietnam Era or. Lain retired from the Baltimore air Coil company. Lie is survived by his wife of . Vivian m. Lay Laing his son Wiiliam o . Jr., Lavale my his Laii ii or. Michu Laing Flintstone my his , Laura Rankin and husband c Arl of Florida and his Randson William o. Laing 111, Flintstone my. A memorial service will be conducted at the Mann township Quot Community building Artemas on saturday dec. 10, at noon with pastor Robert Thomas and Kimberly Helton officiating. The family will receive friends at the Community building an hour before the service. The family funeral Home pa., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland md., is in charge of the Clay comb Berkey formerly of Bedford Jeanne May comb Berkey 86, formerly of Bedford died dec. 7, 2011, in Phoenix Ariz., at Home after losing her Battle against pancreatic cancer. She was born in Bedford the daughter of . Hartley c. And Alice Seberger Claycomb. She is survived by her two daughters Marsha John French of Somerset and Scottsdale Ariz. And Kathy David and step son Matt Lugo of Asheville . Other survivors include her sister Trudie Wayne Hyre of Bedford brother Conrad Gert Showal Ter la comb of Everett and sister in Law Jean Sill Claycomb of Bedford. She is also survived by five step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl k., two sons Howard Earl and Dan Edward her parents and Brothers Hartley and Dent of Bedford. She graduated from Bedford High school and received a 1943 senatorial scholarship to Penn state for her essay Quot for this we fight he won t be Home for dinner tonight Quot in a legion contest. She used the scholarship to get her Bachelor s degree in Dairy manufacturing from Penn state. She met Earl during an internship in Somerset and they were married 63 years. Jeanne was passionate about Art. As a Painter she worked in Many Media including acrylic Batik Watercolours and pastels and was known for her landscapes. She exhibited and won awards at juried shows in Somerset Bedford Johnstown and Frostburg my. Jeanne supported awards and scholarships for other including a Watercolour award at the Somerset county artists association annual juried show and the Jeanne Berkey Renaissance fund scholarship at Penn state. She and Earl were among the original founders of Laurel arts in Somerset. In 1976, Jeanne shared the award for outstanding person of the year with Judith Musser of Somerset. The award was presented by the Somerset county chamber of Commerce in recognition of outstanding contributions and exceptional service in the Community for their efforts in founding Laurel arts. Jeanne and her husband were also supporters of the Somerset it Junta humane society. She was a member of the Somerset county artists association and the Bedford county arts Council. In 2005 Earl and Jeanne were recognized by Penn state University for their monetary support of the new food science building and for their Many contributions to the Dairy Industry in Pennsylvania. The Penn state food sciences building includes the Berkey Creamery. Since 1975, Jeanne and Earl divided their time Between Somerset and Phoenix Ariz. They enjoyed travel worldwide and Rode motorcycles throughout the us. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to your group of Lee Meckes Bedford Alan Lee Meckes treasured son of Corey and Monica Hall Meckes was born silently on dec. 6, 2011, at a pm Bedford memorial Host total. Alan is survived by and was deeply loved by not Only by his parents but also his Brothers Noah and eur Meckes and grandparents Rick and Sandy Springer Hall of Everett Alvin and Laurel Kunkle Meckes of Kunkletown Cora Mae Hall of Clearville Lois Teel of Lehighton Alvin and Marion Meckes of Kunkletown. Alan will be greeted in heaven by grandparents Benjamin Hall Minnie and Jim Springer and William Teel. A private graveside service will be held at Union memorial cemetery with pastor Rick Hall officiating. Online condolences May be expressed at arrangements by Akers funeral Home 299 Ray town Road Everett a. If Friend so desire memorial contributions May be made in memory of baby Alan to Bedford county Christian Church food Bank 10229 Lincoln Highway Everett a 15537.jennie p. Brant Griffith Bedford mrs. Jennie p. Brant Griffith 71, of Point Road Bedford died at 8 31 ., Friday dec. 9, 2011, at Donahoe Manor Bedford. Mrs. Brant Griffith was bom in Bedford township on tuesday sept. 3, 1940, the daughter of the late William And Freda i. Custer Otto. On dec. 13, 1984, she married Homer c. Griffith. In addition to her husband she is survived by son James e Brant jr., Buffalo Mills daughter Elizabeth i., wife of Ivan Marshall Everett daughter Roxanna m. Brant Alum Bank son William e. Brant Schellsburg daughter Barbara j. Morris new Paris son Thomas e. Brant Buffalo Mills stepdaughter Sandy l. Mock Altoona stepdaughter Nancy j. Nugent Buffalo Mills Stepson Homer c. Griffith jr., Imler stepdaughter Wendy Con Rath new Paris Stepson Mark c. Griffith Lovely Colo. Sister Nellie i. Hall Bedford brother William Otto new Paris she is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband James Brant or. Four Sisters Myrtle Otto Viola Otto Donna Otto and Mary Mcbride and by two Brothers Harry Otto and Ronald Otto. Jennie was employed As a stitcher at Fairfoot shoe Cannon Dale and Bender shoe company in Somerset she was a life time member of the ladies auxiliary of the Pleasantville vow Post 9219 and she was a member of women of the the Moose Bedford Lodge 1245. A graveside service will be held at 11 . On monday. Dec. 12, at Ridge cemetery Manns Choice with Rev. Daniel Campbell officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Mickle Geisel funeral Home Schellsburg. Online condolences May be expressed at com Evelyn Grahmann Edna Evelyn c. Grahmann 70, of Edna passed away tuesday dec 6,2011. She was born Jan. 14, 1941, to the late George and Mary Otto. She is survived by her husband a lamp rip her two children lome mock of Schellsburg and Travis Lee Grahmann of Edna her two Sisters Ruth Mccreary of new pans and Diann Willey of Bedford and her grandchildren autumn Grahmann Levi Luke and Kirsten mock. She was preceded in death by her parents her son Michael Lee mock her three Sisters Jean Hann Wilma Otto and Mary Otto her two Brothers Russell and Harry Otto. She was a full time homemaker visitation was held thursday dec. 8, 2011 at 5 to 8 . With a Rosary recited at 7 . At the Slavik funeral Home in Edna. Funeral services will be held Friday dec. 9, at 10 . With a Rosary and mass to be recited at 10 30 . With a. John Peters and a. Michael petering officiating at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Edna. Interment will follow at memory gardens Emet Fry of Edna services under the direction of Slavik funeral Home 209 n. Allen St., v. Cunningham or. Hyndman Thomas v. Cunningham jr., 80, of Cunningham dr., Hyndman died sunday dec. 11, 2011, at Wyhs regional medical Center Cumberland my. Born Jan. 27, 1931, m Connellsville he was the son of the late Thomas or. And Rose m. Schneider Cunningham. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 41 years Ann e. Maczko Cunningham. Surviving Are daughters Mary Ann Cunningham Florez of Falls Church a. Erin Cunningham of Gainesville a. A sister in Law Louise Maczko of Connellsville four grandchildren Anna and Sofiya As Edrem Thomas and Mateo Garcia. Or. Cunningham was a graduate of immaculate Conception High school and the University of Dayton with a degree in mechanical engineering. He served in the . Army. He was a shop Foreman at Cox formerly a amp of Railroad and retired after 38 years of service. During his life or. Cunningham was an Active member of his Community. He was a member of St. Patrick s Church c usher land md., and the knights of Columbus. He was a past commander of the Hyndman vow Oscar Jordan Post 7375, past president of Hyndman Londonderry Lions club a member of the Board of aaa of Southern Pennsylvania past chair of the Bedford county planning commission and past president of the Keystone health systems Agency. He volunteered on the Hyndman Rescue squad and served As the mayor of Hyndman for 30 years. Friends will be received at the Harvey h. Zeigler funeral Home 169 Clarence St., Hyndman on tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 . A Christian Wake service will be conducted at the funeral Home on tuesday at 3 30 . A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Church of St. Patrick 201 n. Centre St., Cumberland md., on wednesday at 10 . With the father Bernard Finerty . Cap., As celebrant. Friends will be received at the Brooks funeral Home ., ill e. Green Connellsville on thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 . A graveside service will held at St. Joseph cemetery Mae Brashear Ross Barton my. Twita Mae Brashear Ross 89, of 19305 Railroad St., Barton md., passed away saturday dec. 10, 2011, at Western Maryland regional medical Center Cumberland my. Bom March 24, 1922, in Cross w.va., she was the daughter of the late Harry h. And Ethel Sutton Deshong. Her first husband in 1965, Allen Brashear and her second husband in 1983, Edward Ross three Brothers Melvin Dale and Harry Deshong jr., and two Sisters Mildred Derham and Juanita Duckworth also preceded her in death. She leaves behind one son Roger Brashear and wife Carol of Myerstown two daughters Janet Preston and husband Dale of Barton Marian Shaffer and husband Berne of Hyndman and a brother Dwight Deshong of Lonaconing six grandchildren Carey Preston Lonnie Preston Doug Shaffer Heidi Erdman Adam Brashear Karis Brashear and five great grandchildren Sarah Morgan Corey Preston Nicholas Preston Ben Preston and Roy Conley. She is also survived by her step children Helen Edward or. William Charles Edith Sam and Linda. Twita was a 1939 graduate of Bruce High school. She was a homemaker and a member of Mill run Grace Brethren Church. The family will receive friends at the Mill run Grace Brethren Church Mill run on Friday dec. 16, from noon to 1 ., with a funeral service to follow at 1 . At the Church with pastor Terry Campbell and pastor Earl Trimble officiating. Interment will be at rest Lawn memorial gardens Lavale my. In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions May be directed to a Charity of the donor s Choice. Boal funeral Home Westernport md., is in charge of Lucille Brumbaugh roaring Spring Gloria Lucille Brumbaugh 86, of roaring Spring died dec. 12, 2011, at her Home. She was bom oct. 11, 1925, the daughter of h. Roy and Nannie Mae Grace Clouse and step Mother Effie Clouse. She married Melvin Howard Brumbaugh in Cumberland md., and he died sept. 12, 1959. She was a member of the Woodbury Church of the Brethren and attended Faith Assembly of god. She enjoyed embroidery making bread growing Flowers sending cards and letters to family and friends. She is survived by three daughters Diane Brumbaugh of roaring Spring Kaye Tindall and husband Greg of Elk Grove Calif Lois Jean Walter and husband Dennis of Hollidaysburg four sons Richard and his wife Marsha of Lombard 111. Dennis and his wife Linda of new Enterprise Glenn and wife Connie of Loysburg Rodney and wife Bonnie of Hollidaysburg half Sisters Delores Snyder and Dorothy Dodson and step sister Annie Davis brother Hartland Clouse 12 grandchildren 30 great grandchildren Sisters in Law Lois Dilling Elva Clouse Edith Brumbaugh and brother in Law Robert Brumbaugh. She wii5 preceded in death by son Donald h Brumbaugh daughter Kathy Brumbaugh grandson Wade Lance Brumbaugh Sisters Mary m. Clouse Helen Clouse and Grace Holsinger Brothers Donald George Blair and Ray Clouse half sister Carol d. Clouse and half brother Roy Clousejr. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 . Wednesday dec 14, at the Gerald Weaver funeral Home and 10 to 11 . Thursday dec. 15, at the roaring Spring Faith Assembly of clod where an 11 . Funeral service will be held by pastor Anthony Baker interment in the fill cemetery Woodbury memorials May be made to the . Faith Assembly of Jod. Missionary fund. Arrangements by the Gerald Weaver funeral Home Wood Hur it Gail Leppert Bedford Gail Leppert 73, of Walnut St., Bedford died saturday dec. 10, 2011, at her Home. She was Horn june 25, 1938, in Bedford daughter of the late Clarence and Marion Holderbaum Pyle. She is survived by four children Brian c. Leppert married to the former Susan Shippey Wendy g., widow of William h. Clark Wynn e. Leppert married to the former Rose Clingerman and Brooke l. Leppert married to the former Janice keys All of Bedford. Also surviving Are six grandchildren Adam i Eppert and wife Jennifer Jessica pert Benjamin Lark and wife Nicole Ashley wife of Josh Snyder Emily Clark and Eric Leppert two great grandchildren Isaac i it Eppert and Alivia Snyder three Brothers Joel pole and wife. Norma Telford Pyle and Jeff Pyle and wife Linda All of Bedford. She was preceded in death by her son in Law William h. Clark mail was a member of the Bedford Trinity lutheran Church and was an Len who had worked at Donahoe Manor nursing Home. Memorial services will be held on thursday dec 15, 2011, at 11 at Trinity lutheran c Hurch in Bedford with Rev. Raymond e. Short officiating. Friends will be received one hour before the service at the Church in lieu of Flowers contributions May be make to the humane society of Bedford county 1108 Lutz Ville Road Everett a 15537. Arrangements by the Timothy a. Berkebile funeral Home in Bedford. The online guest Book is available at j. Imler Claysburg Kathryn j. Imler 76, of Claysburg passed away thursday dec. 8, 2011, at Donahoe Manor Bedford. She was born March 23, 1935, in Puzzle town daughter of the late Charles and Mary Elizabeth Bowser Ritchey. She married Ross e. Imler sept. 19, 1958, in Claysburg. He passed away june 8, 2011. Surviving Are a daughter Bonnie l. Imler Claycomb and husband Joseph f., of Osterburg a son Jeffrey Imler of Claysburg five grandchildren Jessica Petrunak Brandl Osman Amanda Claycomb Joey Claycomb and Mary Zeth nine great grandchildren two Sisters Ethel Shaw and Betty Morgan and two Brothers Jack and Kenneth Ritchey. She was preceded in death by a sister mane Dodson Lingen Felter and two Brothers Robert and Bill Ritchey. Kathryn was a homemaker and enjoyed playing Bingo gardening Flowers and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends will be received saturday 11 . To 3 . At the Leslie Miller funeral Home Claysburg. Funeral services will be held at 3 . Saturday at the funeral Home with pastor James Neatrour officiating. Interment will be held at Claysburg Union e. King Breezewood Dorothy e. King 89, of Breezewood was called Home to be with the lord on sunday dec. 11, 2011, with her family at her Side. She was born june 9, 1922, at her family Home in East Providence township a daughter of the late Francis b. Markle and Ellen Porter Markle. On feb. 2, 1949, in Huntingdon she married Richard a. King who passed away on june 11, 2008. She is survived by their children Rodney v. Wolf of Needmore Ronda Kriner and husband Kenneth w. Kriner of Breezewood eight grandchildren 21 great grandchildren 11 great great grandchildren a sister in Law Faye Mearkle of Birdsboro two Brothers in Law. Earl King and wife Martha of Everett and Gayle King and wife Mollie of Fayetteville s c. A special Nephew who she helped raise in her Home Paul Markle or. Of Breezewood and Many Loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in passing away by an infant brother Glenn Mearkle a daughter in Law Catherine Kline Wolf a son in Law Charles Donelson a sister Grace and three Brothers George e. Mearkle Donald e. Mearkle and Paul Markle or. Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker and mom who enjoyed Flower gardening and arranging Flowers for family and friends and also enjoyed watching classic Western movies and television shows and will be greatly missed for her Loving and caring ways. Funeral services will be held thursday dec. 15, at 11 . In the Chapel at Dalla Valle funeral service main Street Everett with pastor or Winck officiating. Friends May Call at the funeral Home on wednesday from 4 to 8 ., and on thursday from 10 . Until the hour of service and share memories online at . Burial will be held at Bedford county memorial Park. A a a a a historical exhibit at the Everett free Library can be viewed at regular Library hours throughout december. 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