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Ruth Ann Boots, 74

Ruth Ann Boots, 74, of Jesse St., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) died on Friday, April 11, 2014 at her residence following a three year illness.

Born August 8, 1939 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late James and Evelyn Wright McKeough. She was married for 58 years to Harry L. Boots who survives. They were married on December 31, 1955.

Ruth Ann attended Lincoln High School and Penn State University where she attained her certificate as a paralegal. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Zelienople. Ruth Ann loved her family deeply. She loved all people and truly loved children and was instrumental in helping to build an orphanage in the Congo.

In addition to her husband, Harry, survivors include three sons, Mike (Kathy) Boots, Todd Boots, Eric (Tina) Boots; daughter, Kim (Leonard) Ripper; daughter in law, Beth Boots; sister, Honey Jo McKeough; brother, Gary (Betty) McKeough, all of Ellwood City; 10 grandchildren, Sandy Boots, Josh Clyde, Shannon Steigerwald, Rachael Steinbach, Lenny Ripper, Shawn Perkins, Lacey Boots, Jessica Spaulding, Renee Boots and Jimmie Boots; and 19 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Barry, who passed away April 7, 2014; brothers, Don, Tom, Charles, and Dennis McKeough; sisters, Sue Hockenberry and Martha Fischer; and a grandson, Bradley Scheidemantle.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday April 15 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Lillyville Church of God on Wednesday at 11:00 am with her Pastor, Mark Sentell officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Susan C. Guy Marich, 58

Susan C. Guy Marich, 58, of Big Beaver Blvd., Wampum (Big Beaver Boro) passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on the 8th of April 2014.

Born October 9, 1955 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Arnold O. Guy and Sally C. Lyons Guy with whom she resided.

Susan was a beautiful wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. Her family was the most important thing in her life. She cherished every memory made. Her laughter and smiling eyes lit up the room. Susan was a twenty one year cancer survivor. She enjoyed doing crafts.

In addition to her mother, Sally, survivors include husband, Dan of Wampum; two daughters, Tammy Fleeson of Ellport, Roxanne Marich of Wampum; son, Danny Marich of Altoona; two sisters, Sandy (Mark) Dombeck of Shenango Twp., Dixie (Ron) Chappell of Wampum; and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalee Fleeson.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Eddie Guy.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday April 11 from 5 pm until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Sam Fidell of the Living Manna in Ellwood City will officiate. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

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Barry R. Boots, 57

Barry R. Boots, 57, of Stiefel Ave., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) died at home on Monday, April 7, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He had formerly live in Tampa Florida for 19 years.

Born May 11, 1956 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Harry L. and Ruth Ann McKeough Boots of Ellwood City. He was married on October 18, 1975 to Elizabeth “Beth” Peeples Boots who survives.

Barry loved his family and friends and the good times he had with them. He had a passion for Jeep Restoration, Drag Racing, and Muscle Cars. He enjoyed his extensive music collection throughout the years.

In addition to his parents and wife, Beth, survivors include a daughter, Sandy L Boots of Fort Myers, Florida; sister, Kimberly (Leonard) Ripper of Ellwood City; three brothers, Michael (Kathy) Boots of New Castle, Todd Boots and Eric (Tina) Boots, both of Ellwood City; two grandchildren, Zachary D. Griffith and Hayleigh E. Robinson, both of Ellwood City. He is also survived by his in laws, David and Lois Peeples of Fombell, a sister in law, Virginia A. Peeples of San Rafael, CA,and two brother in laws, Mark D. Peeples of Albany, GA, and Jeff C. Peeples of Dameron, MD.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley E. Scheidemantle in March of 1994.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday April 10 from 4 until the time of the funeral service 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Elder Peter Hess of the First Baptist Church of Zelienople will officiate.

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William J. Livingston, 65

William J. Livingston Sr., 65, of Park Ave., Ellwood City died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born July 10, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Harold Livingston and Mary Thody Livingston Wardman.

He was married for 44 years to Patricia Smith Livingston as they were married on July 12, 1969. She survives

Bill was an advertising salesman for the Cranberry Review Journal. He also worked as a driver for SOS Taxi Service in Beaver. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and their Holy Name Society. He was also a member and chaplain for the Knights of Columbus of the Beaver Falls Council. Bill formerly coached baseball and soccer.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, survivors include four daughters, Mary (Don) Farrier of Florida, Carol Bove of Ellwood City, Tamara (Gary) Rodgers of New Castle, Karen (Frank) Gidaro of Ellwood City; and a son, B.J. (Jen) Livingston of California; and eleven grandchildren, Megan Farrier, Louis Jr, Anthony, Brittany, and Giovanni Bove, Gary III and Zack Rodgers, Kirstin and Dante Gidaro, and Noah and Adah Livingston.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a step father, Ted Wardman.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday April 7 from 5 – 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 601 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Ronald L. Mills, 64

Ronald L. Mills, 64, of Wampum Rd., Wampum (North Beaver Twp.) died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence.

Born August 9, 1949 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late James E. and Jean Marie Winegar Mills Sr. He was married on June 7, 1969 to the love of his life, Emma Novalesi Mills, who survives.

Upon graduation from Mohawk High School in 1967, Ron was employed at Babcock and Wilcox for 17 years. Following their closure, Ron continued his education and graduated from Penn State – Shenango in 1989 as an electrical engineer. He was currently employed at the Mine Safety Appliances in Cranberry Twp. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He was an avid Steeler Fan. His most cherished time was spent with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Emma, survivors include three daughters, Rhonda (Vincent) Brown, Connie (Bruce Hairhoger) Downey, Stacey (Doug) Llewellyn, all of New Castle; brother, James “Skip” (Eileen) Mills Jr. of Koppel; and six grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Downey of Wampum, Brian Mann Jr. of Ellwood City, Anthony Mann, Veronica and Savannah Llewellyn, all of New Castle

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday April 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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Cynthia N. Johnson, 64

Cynthia N. Johnson, 64, of Carson St., New Castle died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in the Emergency Room of Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born March 29, 1949 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harvey T. and Elizabeth Sheffey McCarter. She was married on June 6, 1970 to John M. Johnson Sr. who passed away August 13, 2009.

Cynthia was first employed for Columbia Gas. She then worked and retired from the YDC in New Castle, where she was a youth aide. Cynthia graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chewton and a member of the Pastor’s Aid. She loved her church and her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Norene Johnson and a son, John M. Johnson Jr., both of New Castle; sister, Janet Sheffey Scott of Beaver Falls; and two brothers, Robert McCarter of New Castle and John Kenneth McCarter of Beaver Falls.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Harvey McCarter.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday March 29 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church in Chewton. Her pastor, Rev. Eric Board will officiate. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

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Donnie M. Chappell, 48

Donnie M. Chappell, 48, of Ellwood City died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Born November 5, 1965 in Ellwood City,he was the son of the late Howard D. Chappell who passed away April 23, 2006 and Lois Wehr Chappell of Plant City, Florida.

Donnie was employed as a truck driver for Dana Transport in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He was also interested in history.

In addition to his mother, Lois, survivors include a sister, Karen (Tom) Goebel of Chewton; four brothers, Doug (Lois Dale) Chappell of New Castle, Harold (Vivian) Chappell of Salem, Ohio, Richard Chappell of Plant City, Florida, Ron (Dixie) Chappell of Wampum.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday March 26 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Gene Hydrick of the Chewton Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

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

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Frank “Dick” Allen, 78

Frank Dick Allen, 78, of Scotland Lane, New Castle died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born March 27, 1935 in New Castle, PA, he was the son of the late Darl “Skinny” and Emma B. Cragle Allen.

He was married to Nora J Hennon Allen for 54 years. She survives.

Dick graduated from Lincoln High School in 1953. He retired from the Babcock & Wilcox Company with 34 years of service. During that time, he was also the Wayne Township Police Chief. After retirement in 1986, he moved to Morrisville N.C. where he Pastored the Calvary Baptist Church and worked as a driver for the Triangle Transit Authority and for the Bolton Corporation in Raleigh. Upon his return to PA in 1996, he became the Pastor at the Chewton Christian Church until his retirement on Dec 31, 2012. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 599 in Ellwood City and the New Castle Consistory. Dick played, coached and umpired baseball and softball for many years. He enjoyed hunting and gardening.

Along with his wife Nora survivors include a daughter – Cindy Allen of Chewton; 3 sons – Daniel (Kim) Allen of Chewton, David Allen of Somerset, Jim (Kelli) Allen of Apex, NC; a brother – Darl J.”Jack” (Sharon) Allen of Portersville; 5 grandchildren – Ryan (Shauna) Mulhollen, Kyleigh, Taylor, Thomas, and Derrick Allen; 2 great-grandchildren – Tyler and Madison Mulhollen.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday March 19, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the Chewton Christian Church on March 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm with Pastors Gene Hydrick and Mick Wimer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Chewton Christian Church 354 Oswald St, Wampum 16157 .

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