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Jean McWhertor, 89

Jean McWhertor, 89, of 150 Waugh Ave. Shenango on the Green in New Wilmington, formerly of Ellwood City died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born March 27, 1925 in Oil City, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Eleanor Philp Clark. She was married for 64 years to Harold E. McWhertor as they were married June 10, 1950. He survives and resides in New Wilmington.

During, WWII, Jean tested high octane gasoline for Pennzoil. Following the war, Mrs. McWhertor graduated from Westminster College with a Degree in Music. She worked as a public school music teacher in Cranberry and was a substitute teacher for the Ellwood City School District. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was the organist for 25 years. Jean was an accomplished musician and shared her love of music with many children in the area by giving private piano lessons. She was also active in the community being a member of the Ladies College Club of Ellwood City, a volunteer for the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer for the Ellwood City Meals on Wheels program.

In addition to her husband, Harold, survivors include three sons, Thomas E. (Janice) McWhertor of Grand Rapids, MI, Daniel C. (Mary) McWhertor of Plantation, FL, Martin H. (Nanette) McWhertor of Costa Mesa, CA; daughter, Jill E. McWhertor of Costa Mesa, CA; brother, Daniel O. (Peggy) Clark of Newport Beach, CA; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiting hours will be held Friday June 27 from 6 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church with her pastor Rev. James Cannistraci officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or the Ellwood City Public Library.

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Olive G. Cearfoss, 82

Olive G. Cearfoss, 82, of Koppel, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Rochester Manor.

Born April 17, 1932 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Ubry) Joy.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Cearfoss who passed away July 8, 2003, a brother, Daniel Joy; and a daughter-in-law, Paula Cearfoss.

Olive was a homemaker raising her three children. She later worked at Pavlovic’s Market and Anne’s Deli and Consignment in Koppel. She volunteered for many organizations in Koppel, including the Koppel United Methodist Church; the concession stand for various youth athletics; St. Teresa Catholic Church’s ziti dinners; Koppel Fire Department’s Christmas events for children, Koppel’s Memorial Day services, among others. She was also presented with an award from the community of Koppel in appreciation of her volunteer services. She was a member of the Koppel United Methodist Church. She was also an avid Bingo player and loved to crochet.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Cearfoss of Koppel, Dean Cearfoss of Spanish Fort, AL; daughter, Linda (Bill) Young of Daugherty Twp.; a sister, Ruth (Jack) Atchison of New Brighton, brother, Paul Joy of Chippewa; ten grandchildren, Christine Cearfoss, Samantha and Brittany Schmidley, Annie, Robert, and Alexa Cearfoss, Nicholas, Donnovan, and Giavonni Ritchie, Wendy Crist, William and Robert Young; four great grandchildren, Erin, Alexa, Seraphina, and Damien.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday June 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm 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. Tracy Cox of the New Brighton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, if desired, to the Koppel United Methodist Church, 2517 Second Ave. Koppel, PA 16136.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to those who cared for Olive, including St. Teresa Hospice, Rochester Villa and Manor, including the administrative staff. Please know your kindness to my mother and others like her is truly a blessing.

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Dorothy G. Shallenberger, 91

Dorothy G. Shallenberger, 91, formerly of Hazen Ave., Ellwood City died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Passavant Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Born May 14, 1923 in Hillsville, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Audrey Booher Cole Sr. She was married for 58 years to James L. Shallenberger who passed away September 18, 2004.

Dorothy was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Ellwood City for many years. She enjoyed traveling and making crafts. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a son, Richard (Mary) Shallenberger of Ellwood City; daughter, Ronda (Douglas) Hockenberry of New Castle; daughter in law, Mildred Shallenberger of Virginia; brother, Wayne Cole Jr. of New Castle; five grandchildren, Rana Pokol, Julie Bannan, Carrie Dunn, Lindsay Ward, Alyssa Bosworth; eight great grandchildren, Andrea Taylor, Kya Guinn, Cadan Ward, Logan Bosworth, Carter and Gavin Boarley, and Trevor and Ryan Shallenberger.

She was preceded in death by son, Dennis Shallenberger, grandson, Mark Shallenberger; and three sisters, Ruth Davis, Ida Mae Plassmeyer, and Lila Carson.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday June 12 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received on Friday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Free Methodist Church.

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Carl Ray Parks, 66

Carl Ray Parks, 66, of Ellwood City died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room.

Born May 12, 1948 in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Troy and Thelma Lowers Parks.

Carl was stationed in Germany while serving in the US Army from 1968-1970. Upon his return from active duty, Carl worked as various companies in the area including, Halstead, Universal Refractories, and for the Borough of Ellwood City. He enjoyed playing his guitar, playing softball, and shooting pool. He also enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include two daughters and son in laws, Elissa (Rodney) Tonks, Debbie (Rick) Rozzo; two granddaughters, Carley and Cassidy Tonks; one grandson, Zachary Rozzo; brother and sister in law, Eugene (Sandy) Parks; sister in law, Kathy Parks, all of Ellwood City; a sister, Wanda Dovidio of North Carolina; and a dear friend, Sandy Hardesty.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Parks was preceded in death by a brother, James Parks; a sister, Elizabeth Rudy; a brother in law, Frances Dovidio; and his long time companion, JoAnn Graham.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday June 7 from 11am until the time of the memorial service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Tod Custer of Christ Presbyterian Church will officiate.

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Jacob A. Ippolito, 93

Jacob A. Ippolito, 93, of Clyde St., Wampum died on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born August 29, 1920 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Jacob A. and Amelia Altieri Ippolito Sr. He was married for 71 years to Betty J. Powell Ippolito as they were married January 13, 1943. She survives.

Jake graduated from Wampum High School in 1938. Prior to his enlistment, Jake worked at Curtis Wright Aircrafts in Beaver. He served his country in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Lynx in the Pacific Theatre. Upon his return, Jake worked and retired from the Eastworks of Babcock and Wilcox where he was a foreman. He was a member of the former St Monica’s Church in Wampum. He was active in many civic organizations, including being a charter member and past president of the Wampum Area Lions Club, former member of the Wampum Boro Council, charter member and past commander of the Wampum American Legion Post #749, and the Chewton White Eagles. He enjoyed golf and was an avid Pirate Fan.

In addition to his wife, Betty survivors include a son, Milton (Karen) Ippolito, two grandchildren, Mark Ippolito, Lisa Ippolito; twin great-grandchildren, Jacob & Tyler Glavan all of Wampum.

He was preceded in death by son, Dennis Ippolito on March 2, 1967; five sisters, Mary Ann Ippolito, Josephine Enterline, Margaret Plink, Nell MacDonald, Virginia Adamo; and four brothers, Harrison, Robert, Richard and Francis Ippolito.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday June 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at Holy Redeemer Church at 10 am. Military rites will be conducted by the Veteran’s Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

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Lewis Allen, 79

Lewis Allen, 79, of Market St., Zelienople died on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Cranberry Place in Cranberry Twp.

Born May 26, 1935 in Butler, he was the son of the late Lawrence Lewis and Gladys McCracken Allen. He was married to Ruth Miller Allen, who survives.

Lewis was a Union Electrician with the Local #56 out of Erie for 60 years. He was very proud of being a union electrician. Lewis was Lutheran by faith. He loved to travel and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially the Pirates.

In addition to his wife, Ruth, survivors include a step-daughter, Diana “DeDe” Kaminski of Zelienople;step-son, Ray Kaminski of Ellport; sister, Wanda Stewart of Medina, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ron Allen.

Friends will be received on Wednesday June 4 from 5 until the time of the memorial service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

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Shirleen B. Baker, 79

Shirleen B. Baker, 79, of Wises Grove Rd., New Brighton, formerly of New Galilee died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital following a short illness.

Born April 1, 1935 in Bridgewater, she was the daughter of the late Hays A. and Emma Iris Casassa Dean. She was married for 26 years to Harry Earl Baker who passed away February 11, 1978.

Shirleen was a former member of the Galilean Presbyterian Church. She was an avid gardener. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include son, David Earl Baker of Fort Stockton, TX; five daughters, Catherine Miller of Darlington, Pamela McGraw with whom she resided, Nancy Baker of Wampum, Ruthie Roe of Aliquippa, Marcel Locke of Darlington; three brothers, William Dean of Wampum, David Dean of New Galilee, Hays “Skip” Dean of West Virginia; 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey on October 28, 1979; grandson, Douglas Roe; sister, Loretta Schultz; and a brother, George “Bobby” Dean.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday May 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. C. F. Hoffman of the Galilean Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

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Dolores A. Bender, 86

Dolores A. Bender, 86, of Lemon Way, Koppel died on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at St. Johns Lutheran Care Center following an extended illness.

Born March 27, 1928 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Freida Mackenstein Oravitz. She was married to Henry Bender who passed away October 16 2003.

Dolores was a member of the former Queen of Heaven Church in Koppel where she sang in the choir. She currently was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. She was active with the Christian Mothers Association and formerly served as an Eucharistic Minister.

Survivors include six daughters, Connie (Ray) Reeher of Wampum, Mary Jo (Tom) Dayton of Cranberry Twp., Paula (Paul) Landman of North Sewickley, Katherine Bender of Koppel, Julie (Jeff) Burke of Beaver Falls, Jane (Frank) Schwartz of Damascus, Maryland; two sons, David (Debbie) Bender of New Castle, Frederick (Charlene) Bender of Franklin Twp.; fifteen grandchildren, Sharon Williams, Adam Bender, Allison Thomas, Brett Bender, Devon Spec, Megan Bender, Sarah Dayton, Patrick Dayton, Kevin Landman, Amanda Stief, Sean Burke, Paige Burke, Nicholas, Noah and Annika Schwartz; sixteen great grandchildren; Nicholas Williams, Catherine Illig, Rebecca, Joshua, Emily, Julia, Anna, and Nathan Williams, David Bender, Cole and Eli Thomas, Charlotte and Colton Spec, Alyssa and Jake Landman, and Ryan Stief.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Paul, Charles, George, Raymond, Leonard Oravitz, and three sisters, Freda Lodge, Sister DeLellis Oravitz, and Sally Wooley and a great great granddaughter, Natalie Williams.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will held at Holy Redeemer Church on Monday at 10 am. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice or the Ellwood City Public Library.

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