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Elsie J. Marshall, 101

Elsie J. Marshall, 101, of Kauffman Rd., Enon Valley (Little Beaver Twp.) passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Avalon Nursing Center.

Born March 28, 1913 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Henrietta Steinecke Trudal. She was married for 63 years to Calvin L. Marshall who passed away October 14, 2000.

Mrs. Marshall graduated from Enon Valley High School and from the Beaver Valley General Nursing School in 1935. She worked as a private duty nurse. She was a member of the Bethel Evangelical Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir. She was a member and past president of the former Enon Valley Women’s Club. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Schaefer of Bessemer, Joyce DiPietro of Harmony; a son, Joel Marshall of Enon Valley; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Duane) Farrington, David (Christina) Schaefer, Stephanie (Harry) Henry, Kristin (Mark) Dershem, Heather DiPietro, Shannon (Rich) Cooper, Joel “Bud” Marshall, Ashley Marshall; and sixteen great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Gordon, Ruth Glasgow, and a son in law, FredSchaefer.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday December 30 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1 pm with Rev. Dana Opp officiating.

Interment will follow in the Bethel Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Bethel Church Building Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Ruth Ann McDanel, 72

Ruth Ann McDanel, 72, of Pander Hollow Rd., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital following a brief illness.

Born November 9, 1942 in Chicora, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Sarah Elizabeth Wall Jewart. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Benny L. McDanel. They were married November 6, 1965.

Ruth Ann graduated from Butler High School in 1960. In her youth, she was a member of the North Butler Presbyterian church. Currently she was an active member of the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church where she was a sang in the choir, deacon, and a member of the congregational committee and on the Fall Fest committee. She was a dedicated and current Sunday School Teacher having taught since 1975. Also active with the Pennsylvania Amateur Horseman’s Association, she formerly served on the Board of Directors and as their Treasurer. Ruth Ann enjoyed making jam and doing crafts. In her youth, she loved to horseback ride and earned many trophies and ribbons at PAHA Horse Shows.

In addition to her husband, Ben, survivors include two daughters, Lisa (Jim) Goad of Redman, Oregon, Kelly A. (Kris) Kauffman of New Castle; two sons, Alan (Kelly) McDanel Sr. of Ellwood City, Dan (Christine) McDanel of Fredonia; siblings, Arabell Jean Moore of Chicora, Mary Elizabeth Adams of Karns City, Donald Lee Jewart of Chicora, Rose Marie Watson of Mars, Clair Eugene Jewart of Karns City, Donna Mae Lingle of Clearfield, Linda Lou Chupka of Butler; nine grandchildren Meghan Cook, Khloe Goad, Kayla and Alan McDanel, Kristy Jenkins, Dan Brenner, Kristen Kauffman, Morgan and Dylan McDanel; and five great grandchildren, Boston, Blakelee, Megan, Amelia, Wyatt.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Ross and Kenneth Dean Jewart.

Visiting hours will be held Monday December 29 from 4-8 pm and Tuesday, December 30 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan Stinson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church.

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Herman Herko, 91

Herman Herko, 91, of Crescent Ave., Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the Butler Veterans Hospice House following a brief illness.

Born April 7, 1923 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late George and Helena Herbst Herko. He was married for 61 years to Leona I Parish Herko who passed away October 5, 2006.

Herman graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941. He served in the Army during WWII and was stationed in Normandy and in Germany. He was awarded six bronze stars. He retired in 1981 from Babcock and Wilcox in Beaver Falls. Herman was the Eastville Chief of Police for 17 years. He enjoyed watching football.

Survivors include four sons, Harry (Diana) Herko of Wampum, Frank Herko of Ellwood City, Chuck (Cindy) Herko of Las Vegas, Nevada, John Herko of Frederick, Maryland; daughter, Debi Baldwin of Ellwood City; sister, Ann Lumley of Florida; sister in law, Anna Herko Hazen of Ellwood City; seven grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, David Herko on October 16, 2014 and a granddaughter, Stephanie Herko.

Visiting hours will be held Monday December 29, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 am. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to VA Hospice in Butler.

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Dr. Paul Allen Urffer, 79

Dr. Paul Allen Urffer, 79, of Sewickley, formerly of Doylestown, PA passed away Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford.

Born July 3, 1935 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Darwin Heckman Urffer and Florence Shinn Urffer.

Dr. Urffer was a Radiologist at the Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington for over 30 years. A Quaker, he was a member of the Religious Society of Friends. A Veteran of the US Army, Dr. Urffer served during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antiques and loved animals.

Survivors include three sons, Dr. Jonathan (Dr. Mariann McElwain) Urffer of Sewickley, David (Elizabeth) Urffer of Media, Dr. Peter (Yvonne) Urffer of Doylestown,; daughter, Megan Urffer of Ambler; and their mother, Elizabeth Morrow Urffer of Ambler; and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, his second wife, Christine Urffer, a brother, Darwin.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City from 1 until the time of the Memorial Service at 2 pm. Rev. Father Dan Valentine will officiate the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Vinetta Mae Allen, 79

Vinetta Mae Allen, 79, of Perry Highway, Portersville passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital following a brief illness.

Born February 24, 1935 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Bryon H. and Laverna M. Bartlet Sallade.

Vinetta retired in 1997 from Passavant in Zelienople where she worked in the dietary department. She was a former member of the Christ Presbyterian Church in Chippewa and was currently affiliated with the Portersville Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed crocheting, beading, and doing puzzle books. Vinetta collected swan figurines.

Survivors include six daughters, Monica L. Pennell of Johnstown, Wanda Jean (Ted) Liston of Bellefonte, Edwina “Wendy” (Les) Sawyer of Portersville, Tamelle (Dave) Weimerskir of Monaca, Leasha M. (Bill) Albany of Belfast, Maine, Raechel K. (James) Allen of Beaver Falls; one son, Bobby L. (Jodi) Moxley Jr. of Beaver; six step children, Linda L. (Jim) Wilson, Mary J. Allen, Donald R. (Anna Jane) Allen, Debbie A. (Tony) Martella, Rodney J. (Lisa) Allen, Wanda G. (Sam) Schnieder; sister, Virginia Betty Anderson of VA; two brothers, Ronald K. Sallade of VA, DeWayne B. Sallade of Beaver Falls; eighteen grandchildren; fifteen step grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David J. Allen; two daughters, Laynette Estelle Moxley and Cynthia Arlene Allen; brother, Bryon H. Sallade, and a sister, Ruby L. Smith; grandson, Jacob J. Dobbs.

Visiting hours will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City on Friday December 26 from 6-9 pm and Saturday, December 27 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. Dana L. Opp of the Portersville Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Lung Association..

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Laura E. Sheldon, 86

Laura E. Sheldon, 86, of Perry Twp. (formerly of Old Pittsburgh Rd, Wampum) passed away peacefully at her home with her daughter and son in law at her side on Sunday, December 21, 2014 following a lengthy illness.

Born November 27, 1928 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Frances E. Stevenson Gardner. She was married on December 18, 1953 to Donald A. Sheldon who passed away in 1997.

Laura graduated from Lincoln High School. A homemaker, she was a member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Ruth Circle.

Survivors include daughter, Debbie (Larry) Woods of Portersville; sister, Gladys M. (Robert) Martin of Butler; three brothers, Richard H. Gardner of Wampum, Albert C. (Patty) Gardner of Greenville, Charles R. (Lillie) Gardner of Ellwood City.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy E. Christie in 1996 and a brother, Chester A. Gardner in 2014.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday December 23, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at 10 am with her pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church or Vita Hospice 235 Alpha Dr. Suite 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

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James E. “Skip” Mills, 69

James E. “Skip” Mills, 69, of Second Ave., Koppel passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, December 20, 2014 following an extended illness.

Born October 28, 1945 in New Castle, he was the son of the late James E. and Jean Winegar Mills Sr. He was married for 37 years to Eileen Davidson Mills who survives.

Skip was the founder and publisher of the Valley Tribune and then the advertising director for the Ellwood City Ledger. He then worked and retired in 2013 from Homeland Security where he worked as a Lead Security Officer for theTransportation Department. Skip graduated from Mohawk High School in 1964. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was also a member and past president of the Koppel Sportsman’s Club.

In addition to his wife, Eileen, survivors include a son, Michael James Mills of Slippery Rock; two stepsons, John (Neda) Fritz of Wexford, Michael (Missie) Fritz of Hermitage; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald L. Mills.

Visiting hours will be held Monday December 22 from 5 to 8 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 his pastor, Rev. Wayne R. Cleary officiating. Private interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation 3109 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh,PA 15213 or the American Diabetes Association 100 West Station Square Drive Suite 1900 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219.

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Jon Mark Mulroy, 55

Jon Mark Mulroy, 55, a lifelong resident of Beaver Falls passed away peacefully at the home of his brother, Rick in Ford City on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Born December 27, 1958, he was the son of the late Reardon J. and Marie J. Algier Mulroy.

Jon worked for the City of Beaver Falls for 22 years. He was a member of the former St. Mary’s Parish in Beaver Falls.

Survivors include two sisters, Maureen Larkin of Newfoundland, PA, Nancy (Tom) Myers of Parker, PA; two brothers, Edward T. Mulroy and Reardon “Rick” A. (Delores) Mulroy, both of Ford City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Reardon “Ricky” Mulroy.

Friends will be received Tuesday December 23 from 5 pm until the time of the Blessing Service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. Father Camillus Njoku will officiate the service. Private interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beaver Falls.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice, 1195 Jacks Run Rd. North Versailles, PA 15137.

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