Ellwood City Area Obituaries

June G. Seetch, 93

June G. Seetch, 93, of California Ave., Ellwood City died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her residence.

Born April 8, 1921 in Frisco, she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Florence Arnold Dobson. She was married to the late Jacob H. Seetch, who passed away in 1995.

Mrs. Seetch retired in 1975 from US Steel Company where she worked in the Payroll Department for 30 years. She then worked for several years at Commercial Machine Company in Ellwood City. June graduated from Lincoln High School in 1939. She served with the US Navy as a Yeoman’s Third Class from 1944-1946. Active in the community, June was a member of the First Christian Church, former member of the Ellwood City Business and Professional Women, the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary, volunteer with the Meals on Wheels Program, and a member of the Ellwood City AARP.

Survivors include a step daughter, Barbara Morey of Virginia; sister, Ruth Flinner of Wampum; sister in law, Lucille Dobson of California; two step grandchildren, her god child, Terry McManus of Pittsburgh and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Narkiewicz and a brother, Forrest Dobson.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, November 20 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Her Pastor, Tom O’Brien will officiate. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Christian Church or the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Larry G. Lillibridge, 57

Mr. Larry G. Lillibridge, 57, of Ellport passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residence.

Larry was born on October 3, 1957 to the late Edwin and Evelyn Wolfe Lillibridge. He graduated from the Madison High School in Mansfield, Ohio with the class of 1976. For many years Larry worked as a carpenter with the Greater Pittsburgh Carpenters Union #2274.  An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Larry is survived by his daughter Amanda Lillibridge of Butler, his son Aaron Lillibridge of Ellwood City, his two grandchildren Evan Michael Miller, and Alexis Marie Miller, his sister Joyce (Brian) Norris of Bellville, Ohio, and his brother James Lillibridge of Ashland, Ohio.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until the time of Services at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Rev. R. Tod Custer officiating.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Patricia I. Keith, 63

Ms. Patricia I. Keith, 63, of New Castle passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in the Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Keith was born on October 26, 1951 in Garrett, Pa to the late Russell D. Keith, Sr. and Ila Mae Ackerman Keith. She had attended Lawrence County Vo-Tech. Patty was a wonderful cook and a loving mother and grandmother.

Patty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rachael (David) Rue of Ellwood City, her two sons and daughters-in-law, Elton “Tony” (Nicole) Sturges of Mt. Joy, PA, and Dustin (Sarah) Sturges of Resaca, GA, her six grandchildren, Anthony Rue, Callie, Alec, Lucy, Isabella, and Jackson Sturges. She is also survived by her sister, Kathy Hewitt of Darlington, her two brothers, Russell D. (Lorna) Keith, Jr. of Wilton, WI, and Richard Keith of Darlington, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents, her sister-in-law, Shirley Keith, and her brother-in-law, Gary Hewitt.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 2-6 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Larry Lillibridge, 57

Mr. Larry Lillibridge, 57, of Ellport passed away unexpectedly on Saturday at his residence. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

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Patricia Keith, 63

Mrs. Patricia Keith, 63, of New Castle passed away on Saturday evening in the Jameson Memorial Hospital. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services.

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Jean L. Worrell, 93

Jean L. Worrell, 93, formerly of Wurtemburg died Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Born January 13, 1921 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Carrie Painter Curry. She was married for 60 years to Floyd G. Worrell Jr. who passed away February 10, 2002.

Mrs. Worrell graduated from Butler High School in 1939. She retired from the Ellwood City School District in 1984 where she was the librarian and a teacher’s aid. She was a member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church and the Democratic Woman’s Club.

Survivors include a son, Floyd G. (Donna Mercuri) Worrell III of Naples, Florida; a daughter, Janna (William) Milburn of Ormond Beach, Florida; granddaughter, Sasha (Andrew Tasler) Sulia of Bend, Oregon; and a great grandson, Gray Tasler.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gretchen King and a brother, Dale Curry.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday November 18 from 5 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Her pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Emma Blanche Marion, 108

Emma Blanche Marion, 108, a lifelong resident of Ellwood City died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Northview Estates following a brief illness.

Born February 16, 1906 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Anna Marie Eichenberger Bookamer. She was married on December 26, 1928 to Charles W. Marion Sr. They were married for 57 years when he passed away on August 12, 1985.

Emma graduated from Central High School in 1924 then was employed by the National Tube Company in the order department for four years before her marriage. At that time there was a rule that married women could no longer work there. Later in life, she worked at J.C. Penney’s in Ellwood City for 19 years. Again she was forced to retire, this time because she turned 65. She enjoyed her job and did not want to retire.

Emma joined the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church in her early childhood. An active member, she belonged to the Kings Daughters Class, Leona Lash Guild and the Monday Morning Prayer Group.

Mrs. Marion was a Past Matron and an active member of the Ellwood City Chapter #212 Order of the Eastern Star. She also belonged to the Ellwood City AARP and to several Senior Citizen Line Dancing Groups in Ellwood City and New Brighton. Emma enjoyed Tai Chi Classes and the Sit and Be Fit Lessons at the Ellwood City Family Center. She also bowled but the thing she enjoyed most was dancing. She danced on Saturday nights in New Brighton at the SOI Club with a group called the Beaver County Swingers. She didn’t stop driving and lived in her own home until she turned 100 and moved to Trinity Oaks Care Center. For the past year she has been enrolled in the Boston University Genetics of Longevity Study, a nationwide survey of people 105 and older, where researchers hope to fine clues to healthy aging. Emma contributed her longevity to always looking at the bright side of life, eating right, and enjoying dancing and exercise. She was always happy and always smiling.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Charles W. (June) Marion of Ellwood City; daughter, Ila Lee (William) Mayberry of Florida; six grandchildren, Dr. Mark (Kimberly) Marion of Ellwood City, Dr. Martin Marion of Fombell, Alane Mayberry (Bill) Ramsey of North Carolina, Leslee Mayberry (Dr. Robert) Brown of Florida, William “Bill” (Wanda) Mayberry III of Florida, and Lara Mayberry (Scott) Greer of Georgia. Completing the family circle are twelve great grandchildren and four 4 great great grandchildren, ;

The last of her family, Mrs. Marion was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Bookamer and three sisters, Pearl Carnahan, Ruth Lutz and Viola Evans.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, November 16 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Members of the Eastern Star will have a service at 4 pm.

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

Entombment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions in Mrs. Marion’s name my be made to the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 610 Line Ave. Ellwood City.

The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Rahall, special friend, Mary Ann Gearhart, the Staff at Trinity Oaks, Northview Estates and Gentiva Hospice for the excellent care and compassion they gave to Emma.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Karen G. Lutz, 70

Karen G. Lutz, 70, of North Sewickley Twp went home to be with her Lord on Sunday November 9, 2014.

Born January 25, 1944 in Minora, WV was the daughter of the late Greely Charles & Evelyn Gae (Siers) Bailey.  She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, North Sewickley where is was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and Christ’s Care Bible Study;  United Methodist Women; and the former North Sewickley VFD ladies auxiliary. Karen loved spending time with her husband, which the two were inseparable; and time with her grandchildren, enjoyed camping, fishing and shopping.

She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, whom she married November 19, 1960, Donald. A. Lutz; a daughter Julia Rider, Ellwood City; son and daughter-law, Donald A., II & Annette Lutz, North Sewickley Twp.; a daughter & son-in-law, Jacqueline & Marvin, JR. Thames, Awendaw, SC.; and a daughter  & son-in-law, Michelle & Joel Munn, Awendaw, SC.  13 grandchildren, Jessica, Caleb, and Nicole Rider; Morgan & Madison Lutz; Tyler Thames;  Bailey Turnage;  Brenna Thames; Emilee Lutz; Matthew Saulisbery; Seth, Natalee, and James Munn.  Great Grandchildren Gabrielle Turnage, Jackson Thames, and James Munn; a sister Mary(Gary) Cooper, Washington, WV; and two brothers David (Cathy) Bailey, Ellwood City; and Chesley “Buck” Bailey, Parkersburg, WV and a large extended family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by  5 brothers Bernis , Dan, Charles, Roger, and Jack Bailey;  4 sisters Faye Vannoy, Iva Jean Bailey, Irene Bailey, and Sue Smith.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 7-9 PM, Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9PM in the Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home, www.hillandkunselman.com, 3801-4th Avenue, College Hill, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.  Additional visitation will be held Thursday from 10Am until time of service in Concord United Methodist Church, 285 Concord Church Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.  With her Pastor Bradley K. Neel, officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery, Wampum.

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