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Bernice K. Kennedy, 92

KennedyBernice K. Kennedy, 92, formerly of New Castle passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Carriage Court Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Born February 2, 1923 in Castlewood, she was the daughter of the late Howard D. and Minnie Carnes Buchanan. She was married to Merle F. Kennedy who preceded her in death.

Bernice was a lifelong member of the United Brethren Church in New Castle.

Survivors include five sons, Melvin (Caren) Kennedy of Wampum, David (Marian) Kennedy, Gary (Julia) Kennedy, Bruce (Joanie) Kennedy, and Roger (Melody) Kennedy, all of New Castle; three sisters, Cornelia (Tom) Hobrat of New Castle, Carol Buchanan of Apollo, PA, Marilyn Clendennon of Texas; brother, Brant (Betty) Buchanan of New Castle; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Merle Kennedy Jr., three brothers, Wendell, Clarence, Daniel Buchanan; and two sisters, Glenna Winer, Frances Heathcock.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday March 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 am with Rev. John Wiseman officiating. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Patti J. Martz, 83

MartzPatti J. Martz, 83, of Rhode Island Ave., Ellwood City passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center.

Born December 11, 1931 in Reynoldsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Dean and Ruth Kane Milliren .

She was married for 61 years to Thomas L. Martz as they were married October 3, 1953.

Patti graduated from Reynoldsville High School in 1949. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ellwood City. Patti was a member of the Ellwood City Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and she volunteered with the local Meals on Wheels Program.

In addition to her husband, Tom survivors include a son, Frank (Dana) Martz; daughter, Terri (Rick) Weingartner, both of Ellwood City; sister, Alice Kuhns of Buffalo, NY; brother, Jack (Shirley) Milliren of New Bethlehem, PA; grandson, Thomas D. (Jessica) Martz of Winston Salem, NC; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Dickey and Ann Engle, and one brother, James Milliren.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 29 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 am with Rev. William King of Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Moore Cemetery in Reynoldsville, PA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of Golden Hills and Jameson Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Thomas J. Prestopine, 70

prestopineThomas J. Prestopine, 70, of Ellwood City died Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following a brief illness.

Born July 10, 1944 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Natale Prestopine and Pauline Morelli Prestopine Lumley.

Tom attended Lincoln HIgh School and was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. He lived in California for many years. Upon his return to the area, Tom worked at Traco Window Mfg in Cranberry. He was a sports fan, especially following the Duke Basketball Team and Ellwood City sport. He enjoyed traveling and listening to oldies music.

Survivors include daughter, Ashley Annarumo; two sisters, Stella “DeeDee” Petrucci of Ellwood City, Norma (Dale) Saam of Lima, Ohio; two brothers, Angelo Prestopine of York, PA, Charles Prestopine of Beaver; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in law, Robert Petrucci.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday March 28 from 12:30 pm until the time of the blessing service at 2:30 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Evergreen Nursing Staff and family friend, Tracy Covert for their kind and compassionate care.

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Janet G. Dawson, 89

Janet G. Dawson, 89, of Petersburg Rd., North Beaver Twp. passed away peacefully with her family at her side Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born August 1, 1925 in North Beaver Twp.,she was the daughter of the late James C. and Mary (Molly) McConaghy Gardner.

She was married for 48 years to George C. Dawson who passed away December 5, 1994.

Janet and her husband George established Dawson’s Orchards in 1946. She was a graduate of Geneva College. A lifelong Presbyterian, Janet taught Sunday School and led the Junior Missionary Group for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Dr. David G. (Joan) Dawson of New Wilmington, Rev. Dr. Donald J. (Ginny) Dawson of Gibsonia; two daughters, Christine (Richard) McConnell and Carolyn (Scott) McQuiston, both of North Beaver Twp.; sister, Elinore Davis of Wampum; sister in law, Eleanor Gardner of Ponte Vedra, Florida; thirteen grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Anderman, Mary Jane Clark, Jean Miles, two brothers, James L. Gardner, M.D. and Thomas A. Gardner M.D., and a son in law, Kevin Cowher.

Visiting hours will be held Friday March 27 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Friend will also be received on Saturday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 at the Wampum Presbyterian Church. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Bethel Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to New Wilmington Mission Conference (www.nwmcmission.org).

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Mary Jane Kumrow, 74

Kumrow 2Mary Jane Kumrow, 74, of North Beaver Twp., New Castle passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following an extended illness.

Born October 1, 1940 in Kinsman, OH, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Mary Marzinko Papp. She was married for 50 years to Henry A. Kumrow who passed away September 20, 2011.

Mary Jane was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking and baking and taking care of her family. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Laurie (Doug) Miller of Wampum, Mary (Mark) Callahan of Coraopolis, Valarie (Doug) Black of Camp Hill; siblings, Steve (Grace) Papp of Pittsburgh, Marge Ritter, James (Sue) Papp, and Albert (Pat) Papp, all of Ohio; and five grandchildren, Dougie and Chase Miller, Conner Callahan, and Jordyn and Taylor Black.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jamie August Kumrow in infancy and four brothers, Alex Jr, Laddie, Sam and Eddie Papp.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday March 19 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am with her pastor, Rev. Wayne Cleary officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Clinton United Methodist Church.

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Blanche Stephenson, 101

StephensonBlanche Stephenson, 101, of Savannah Rd. New Castle (Shenango Twp.) passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center following a brief illness.

Born October 15, 1913 in North Beaver Twp.,she was the daughter of the late Harry William and Viola Lillian Kuhn Allen. She was married for 58 years to Jesse M. Stephenson who passed away April 7, 1990.

Blanche graduated from Mt. Jackson High School. She first worked at Shenango China. She then worked at Kroger’s in New Castle retiring after 25 years of service as a cashier. Blanche was a member of the Moravia Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Edna Booher of Newton Falls, Ohio, Sarah Faye Aiken of Princeton; son, H. Curtis Stephenson of Shenango Twp.; six grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

The last of her family she was preceded in death by four sisters, Rhona Hammer, Mary St. Clair, Sarah Crawford, Alice Cory; and five brothers, Clarence, Ellis, James, Ralph, and Harry Allen. Two grandchildren, Linn Booher Jr., Del Booher; and a great granddaughter, Tiffany Booher also preceded her in death.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday March 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. David Clark officiating.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Moravia Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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R. Bobbi Brown, 65

Brown, BobbiR. Bobbi Brown, 65, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born September 3, 1949 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Virginia Shaffer Brown.

Bobbi graduated from Lincoln High School and continued her education at Seton Hill University. She then received her Master’s Degree from Westminster College. Bobbi taught foreign language classes in North Carolina for over 30 years. She was fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Hebrew, and Greek. While teaching, she chaperoned students on educational trips to Italy. Bobbi was idolized by many of her students who still keep in touch with her.
Bobbi loved dogs; they were the greatest joy in her life. She once had a dog sled team of Siberian Huskies in Canada. Bobbi was a dog sitter for many local residents. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed outlet shopping, and her favorite color was purple. She also enjoyed going to the Ellwood City Arts and Craft Festival, mainly for the hot sausage sandwiches, Worship in the Park, and the Live Nativity.

Survivors include a brother and sister in law, Rev. Robert and Gayle Brown of Wichita Falls, Texas; nephew, Robbie Brown and wife Ann Brown; niece, Lisa McBride and husband Charles McBride; two great nephews, Kaden and Austin Brown; three great nieces, Keegan Brown, Alexandria Boulom, and Natalie McBride; and her Ellwood City family, Tom and Patty Gibbons, Jackie Streckeisen, Karen Williams, Debbie Kucan, and Lauralee Zelesnak Lees.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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E. Louise Duncan, 88

DuncanE. Louise Duncan, 88, of East St., Portersville passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the VNA Hospital in Butler.

Born March 2, 1926 in Portersville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Daniel and Ellen Ellefson Moore. She was married on May 10, 1946 to Arthur H. Duncan who passed away March 10, 2007.

Louise was affiliated with the Portersville Presbyterian Church and the Portersville Bible Church. Her greatest joy in life was her family.

Survivors include a son, Arthur D. Duncan; five grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren, including Brandy Louise Duncan with whom she resided.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Porter, Jean Miller, Charlene Young; and two brothers, Frank and Sam Moore.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 am with Rev. Mike Charles officiating. Interment will follow in Mountville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Portersville Bible Church.

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