• Franklin,  Harrisville

    Roberta “Bert” J. Hollabaugh

    Roberta “Bert” J. Hollabaugh, age 61 of Buttermilk Hill Rd, Franklin, passed away on September 28, 2016 at home. Bert was born on May 5, 1955 in Ridgeway to the late Malcolm Earl and Josephine Papale Amacher White. She was a graduate of Ridgeway High School and attended Clarion University. She worked at Shop n Save in Franklin for over 20 years as a meat wrapper. Bert married her husband, Donald A. Hollabaugh Sr., on August 18, 1989, he survives. Bert was an avid golfer and loved to play pool. She loved swimming in her pool and did so nearly…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    William “Bill” Elton Martin

    William “Bill” Elton Martin, age 86, of Harrisville, passed away at Grove City Medical Center on September 23, 2016. Bill was born on August 2, 1930 to the late Elton and Eleanor Sterrett Martin. He was a 1948 graduate of Clintonville High School. Bill was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps having served from 1952 to 1954. After his service he worked as a machinist at Cooper Bessemer in Grove City. Bill married his beloved wife, Shirley Osborne Martin, on December 4, 1954, she preceded him in death on December 22, 2006. Bill loved to garden and…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    James C. “Jim” Riddle

    James C. “Jim” Riddle, age 89, of Mercer Street Ext, Harrisville, passed away on September 17, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot. Born on July 8, 1926 in Grove City, James was the son of the late Charles A. and Edna Cokain Riddle. James graduated from Grove City high school in 1944 and after graduation joined the United States Navy serving in World War II. He married his beloved wife, Doris “Dori” Bovard Riddle, on October 25, 1958; she survives and resides in Harrisville. Jim loved watching football and baseball especially the Steelers and Pirates. He loved to…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Lawrence Dale Phillips

    Lawrence Dale Phillips, 75, of Franklin passed away at his residence on Wednesday September 14, 2016. Born October 13, 1940 in Franklin, he was a son of the late Clarence A. and Ruth A. Bacher Phillips. He was a graduate of Franklin High School. Mr. Phillips was a longtime owner of the former Phillips Brothers Printing in Franklin. He then worked a number of years at Reagle Printing in Franklin and most recently he worked 8 years at the Franklin Get Go, retiring in March of 2016. Dale was a well-known guitar player and vocalist who performed with many local…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Pauline L. Jamison

    Pauline L. Jamison, age 88, formerly of Franklin, passed away September 10, 2016 at Highland Oaks in Clarion. She was born on September 3, 1928 to the late Harold John Peters and Lena May Klingensmith Peters in New Lebanon, Mercer County. Pauline was raised by her grandmother, Cleo Klingensmith, and her Aunt, Mable McCune. She graduated from Sandy Lake High School in 1949. Pauline married her husband, Merle Jamison, on November 10, 1950; he preceded her in death in October 2003. She enjoyed going to dances with her husband and spending time with her extended family and cooking for them.…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Paul E. “Red” Russell

    Paul E. “Red” Russell, 88 of Utica, passed away at his residence on Friday September 9, 2016. Born August 29, 1928 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Paul Francis Russell and Anna Stella Hagan Russell. Red was a retired long haul truck driver. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. On November 7, 1931 he married the former Marjorie Jenkins and she preceded his in death on January 10, 2015. Surviving are four children and six grandchildren. There will be no visitation. A private funeral service will be held and Military Honors…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Margaret E. Bergin

    Margaret E. Bergin, 70 of Franklin passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning September 3, 2016 after a sudden illness. Born April 25, 1946 in Meadville, she was a daughter of the later James “Richard” and Martha Belle Crabb Papenfuse. She was a graduate of Maplewood High School. Mrs. Bergin worked for over 20 years at Polk Center as in Resident Service Aide in the Woodside building. Margaret had a passion for horses and throughout her life trained them and sold them. She was an all-around Cowgirl participating in many Rodeo events including barrel racing. She loved the outdoors especially hunting…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Alexander M. Strausbaugh Sr.

    Alexander M. Strausbaugh, Sr. age 62 of Franklin, passed away at his home on Wednesday August 31, 2016. He was born on December 1, 1953 to the late Jack E. and Dolores Orick Strausbaugh in Bowling Green, Ohio. Alexander was a Franklin High School graduate and worked at Polk Center as a resident aide for a number of years until his retirement. Alexander loved to travel with his life partner, Debra Norcross, and spending time with his son and grandchildren. He loved his work and took great pride in it. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and was excited…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Eula M. Clair

    Eula M. Clair, 93, died Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Hock Family Pavilion. She was born in Broken Bow, NE, the daughter of the late Claude Ernest Coffman and the late Gertrude Turner Coffman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Eugene Clair, and brother, Lewis Coffman. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Upon graduation, she moved to San Francisco, CA, to start her career as an Executive Secretary for United Air Lines, where she met her husband of 53 years, Michael E. Clair who was serving in the Military during WWII. Once…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Richard L. “Dick” Shaner

    Richard L. “Dick” Shaner, 73 of Franklin went to be with his Lord and Savior early Monday morning August 29, 2016. Born in Franklin on June 22, 1943 he was a son of the late Harold and Mary Wise Shaner. He was a 1961 graduate of Franklin High School. Dick wanted to be a teacher from the time he was eight years old. He graduated from Clarion University with his Bachelor’s Degree and from Edinboro University with his Master’s Degree in Education. He taught 37 years at Central Elementary School, teaching fifth and second grade. Dick also coached elementary basketball…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Donald L. Sanford Sr.

    Donald L. Sanford Sr., 63, of Franklin died at 7:22 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2016 at his residence. A son of Norman Leroy “Lee” and Anna Louise Duttry Sanford, he was born in Franklin on August 28, 1952. He attended Franklin High School. Donald was a long time employee of Baker’s Transportation working as a dispatcher, driver or as he said, “Whatever needed done”. He was a member of the Franklin Moose Lodge and enjoyed dirt track racing. On December 16, 1971 he married the former Debora L. Baker, she survives along with two sons, Donald L. Sanford Jr. and…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Anna “Isabelle” Grossman

    Anna “Isabelle” Grossman, age 86 of West Mercer Street, Harrisville, passed away at Trinity Living Center on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Isabelle was born in Forestville on January 23, 1930 to the late Derwood H. Bell and Linnie J. Hockenberry. On November 18, 1949 Isabelle married her husband, Humes A. Grossman, Sr., he preceded her in death in 2012. She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her children. She loved to crochet and sew. She spent hours outdoors gardening and taking care of her flowers. Isabelle especially loved her grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    James E. ” Spirit Wolf” Beck Jr.

    James E. “Jim” “Spirit Wolf” Beck, Jr., age 79 of Harrisville, passed away at home on August 23, 2016. Jim was born on March 27, 1937 in Warren, Ohio to the late James E. Beck, Sr. and Evelyn Wilson. Jim served in the United States Navy for 5 years and after his service he worked as a psychiatric technician at Warren State Hospital and later as an aide at Polk Center. He was also employed at many area stores and gas stations. Jim was very proud and connected to his Native American roots. He was a member of the People…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Barbara S. Heckathorne

    Barbara S. Heckathorne, 63 of Franklin passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 20, 2016 at her residence. Born July 18, 1953 in Franklin, she was a daughter of Helen Kennedy Smith and the late Paul Smith. She was a 1972 graduate of Franklin High School and earned her Associates Degree in nursing from Clarion University where she was salutatorian of her class. Barb worked for over 17 years at UPMC Northwest and at the former Franklin Hospital. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, horses and Native American Culture. She was a Franklin High School Majorette and was a fire baton…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    John B. Heckathorne Jr.

    John B. Heckathorne Jr. 63 of Franklin passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 20, 2016 at his residence. Born April 17, 1953 in Oil City, he was a son of the late John B. & Emma Beatrice Downing Heckathorne. John was a 1972 graduate of Oil City High School. He worked for over 42 years at Electralloy in Oil City retiring in October of 2015. John enjoyed the anything outdoors, especially hunting, salmon fishing and mowing his yard. He was a standout athlete at Oil City High School earning letters in football, wrestling and baseball. Family was everything to John…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Anna M. Booher

    Anna M. Booher, age 92 of Slippery Rock, passed away Monday morning, August 22, 2016 at Autumn Grove in Harrisville. Anna was born October 19, 1923 in Century, West Virginia to the late Charles L. Walchesky and Susannah M. Lauver. ?Anna was a devout Christian and was a member of West Unity Community Church in Harrisville for many years. She married her husband, Walter Booher, in 1973, he survives. ?In addition to her husband, Anna is survived by two sons Wayne Sankey and his wife Jean and Donald Sankey and his wife Gina, three step-sons Bill Booher and his wife…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Velma G. Barr

    Velma G. Barr, age 92, of Newhaven Court at Butler, passed away on Friday August 5, 2016. Velma was born in Fairview, West Virginia on January 12, 1924 to the late Larney McBee and Millie Wilson McBee. Velma was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church in Harrisville. Velma and her husband Stanley lived in Harrisville for nearly 40 years. Velma was employed by Har-Mer Elementary School where she worked alongside her lifelong friend, Janet Barnes, as a food service employee. In their retirement, Velma and Stanley moved to Englewood, Florida where they enjoyed the warm winter sunshine and many new…

  • Franklin,  Harrisville

    Marie P. Cokain

    Marie Porter Cokain, 96 of Franklin passed away on July 27, 2016 at The Caring Place. Born June 16, 1920 in Clintonville, she was the daughter of Braden and Keith Atwell Porter. She graduated from Clintonville High School in 1937. She attended Westminster College and received a degree in business from Franklin Business School. Marie Married Harry L. Cokain on November 27, 1940. She worked in the office of Cokain Electrical Service, Inc. for several years. She was an active member of Rocky Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church for many years. Marie enjoyed her family and traveling. Marie is survived by…