Obituaries

Helen E. Dillaman Montgomery

Helen E. Dillaman Montgomery

Helen E. Dillaman Montgomery, 97, of Eau Claire, Pa., passed away peacefully Saturday evening at the Trinity Living Center in Grove City. Born on August 14, 1918 in Boyers Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Elmira Barger Dillaman.
Helen worked at the former Plastics Co. in Franklin during WW2. Later in her life she was well known as a waitress at the Emlenton Plaza for a number of years as well as the former Foxburg Cafe.

She was married in 1938 to the late Joseph D. Montgomery who passed in 1997.

Lucy B. Louise

Lucy Louise

Lucy B. Louise, 92, of Emlenton passed away Wednesday morning August 12, 2015 at Clarview Nursing Home in Sligo.

Lucy was born on October 5, 1922 in West Allis, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Henry and Hattie Bluck Roth. Lucy was a long time member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Emlenton and served in the Women’s Army Corp. during World War II. Lucy was honored in 2005 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a World War II hero. She was married in June of 1946 to Anthony “Tony” Louise. Mr. Louise preceded her in death on July 28, 1980.

James H. Hiles

James H. Hiles

James H. Hiles, 81, of Pine Ridge Drive, Chicora, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, August 11, 2015 while surrounded by his family at his home.
James was born in Kaylor on September 27, 1933. He was the son of the late Charles H. and Savilla Harmon Hiles.
Jim was a long time active member of St. Paul’s Community Church in Sugarcreek Twp. where he had served as an elder.

AARON JOSEPH “Bug” HILLIARD

AARON JOSEPH “Bug” HILLIARD, 22, of Toby Twp., Parker, Pa. was pronounced Tuesday morning deceased of accidental drowning by Clarion County Coroner Shaffer.
Born in Franklin, Pa. on March 31, 1993, he was the son of Joseph and Tammy Kriebel Hilliard.
He was protestant by faith, and had attended Union High School.

Betty Lou Ross

Betty Lou Ross, 84 of Titusville Florida, formerly of Eau Claire went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 6, 2015 while surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born in Bruin, PA on September 30, 1930 to the late Cecil and Garnet Cross. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Eau Claire, PA and attended First Fellowship Church in Mims.
Betty Lou is preceded in death by two of her children, daughter Dawn Lynn Ross and son David Ross.

JOHN KENNETH RICKENBRODE

JOHN KENNETH RICKENBRODE, 79, of Perryville (Parker), Pa., passed away at 8:00 PM Saturday evening August 8, 2015 at the VNA-Inpatient Healthcare in Butler following a brief illness.
Born in Butler Twp., Butler Co., Pa,. on Sept. 2, 1935, he was the son of the late Lester and Katherine Easley Rickenbrode.
He was married in 1957 to the former Lydia Elizabeth Weckerly who preceded him in death on August 9, 2013.
He was protestant by faith.
John retired in 1998 following twenty five years of service with Indespec at Petrolia, Pa.

Betty J. Stewart

Betty J. Stewart

Betty J. Stewart, 90, formerly of Emlenton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the home of her son in Eldred.
Betty was born in Venus on January 7, 1925, the daughter of the late Carl and Mabel Rex Nuhfer.

On July 27, 1946 she married Eugene K. Stewart who preceded her in death on August 19, 2008.

Robert W. “Bob” Best

Robert W. “Bob” Best

Robert W. “Bob” Best, 71, of Myers Hill Road, Knox, went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, July 30, 2015 at his home.
Robert was born on June 20, 1944 in Paint Twp., Clarion County, the son of Robert I. Best of Knox and the late Dorothy Ardeen Cochran Best.

Larry J. “Buzz” Roudebush

Larry J. “Buzz” Roudebush

Larry J. “Buzz” Roudebush, 72, of Karns City, saw the face of Jesus around sunset at his home on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer while surrounded by his loving family
Mr. Roudebush was born on December 23, 1942 in Karns City. He was the son of the late John and Agnes Baumcratz Roudebush. He graduated from Fairview Township Karns City High School in 1961.

James D. Winters

James D. Winters

James D. Winters, 82, of Nickleville, passed away Sunday July 26, 2015 at the home of his niece in Emlenton.
James was born in Rouseville on June 27, 1933. He was the son of Walter and Bertha Dickinson Winters. In his earlier years, Jim attended the Rouseville Methodist Church. He enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales.
Jim is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews, his sister, Nancy McClintock and her husband Bill of Cherrytree, a sister in law, Mary Winters of Cranberry, as well as a number of cousins.

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