Obituaries

Dorothy A. Clouse

Dorothy A. Clouse

Dorothy A. Clouse, 93, of Chicora, left for her heavenly home shortly after her arrival at Butler Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon, February 10, 2016.
Mrs. Clouse had been a resident of Sunnyview Nursing Home in Butler since 2014, where she enjoyed various activities, especially bingo and crossword puzzles. Dorothy had formed many close relationships with the staff and residents at the home where she felt truly comfortable.
Dorothy was born in Summit Twp., Butler County on January 7, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Norman P. and Agnes Moniot Oesterling.

MELANIE EILEEN DUNKLE

MELANIE EILEEN DUNKLE, 67, of Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Sligo, formerly of Parker, Pa., passed away at 3:05 Am Tuesday morning, February 9, 2016 at Clarion Hospital.
Born in Butler, Pa. on December 7, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Benton and Helen Miles Dunkle.
Protestant by faith, she was a member of the former Church of God in Parker.
A member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Parker City VFD, she had served as custodian of the fire hall as well as the Parker Post Office.

Gregory Dean Cooper

Gregory Dean Cooper

Gregory Dean Cooper, 57, of Chicora, Pa., passed away after an extended illness on Wednesday evening at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh. Greg was born in Butler on June 28, 1958. He was the son of Joyce Starr and the late James Dean Cooper.

Greg was protestant by faith. A hard worker all of his life, Greg worked as a heavy equipment operator for Adobe surface mining, then for Bob Bean as a welder for custom truck beds. Before his health prohibited him from working he was last employed as a carpet layer and floor fitter for Beatty's Furniture in Eau Claire.

Mary J. “Joyce” Graham

Mary Joyce Graham

Mary J. “Joyce” Graham, 75, of Bruin, went to be with the Lord Wednesday afternoon, February 3, 2016 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
Joyce was born in Karns City on September 28, 1940. She was the daughter of the late James K. and Olive B. McElroy McCollough.

Barry Steven Barger

Barry Steven Barger

BARRY STEVEN “Steve” BARGER, 67, of East Brady, Pa. passed away early Saturday afternoon, January 23, 2016 at his residence of natural causes.

Born in Butler, Pa. on February 15, 1948, he was the son of Helen E. Bowser Barger of Country Springs at Clarview in Sligo, and the late John W. Barger who passed away Oct. 30, 2013.

Grace Virginia Barnes Neff

Grace Virginia Barnes Neff

Grace Virginia Barnes Neff, 80, of Oakland Township, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 21, 2016, surrounded by her family at VNA Hospice. She was born May 27, 1935 in Fairview Township, PA, a daughter of the late Charles and Gladys Barnes. Grace was a 1953 graduate of Fairview Twp., Karns City High School, where she played the trumpet in the band.

Rosa M. McCloskey

Rosa M. McCloskey, age 72 of Butler, PA formerly of Chicora died early Monday, January 18, 2016 in the Butler Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

She was born December 15, 1943 to the late Joseph Knoll and Grace McMillen Knoll. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Valencia, and a member of the Women of the Moose along with being a seamstress at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed reading, baking, sewing, and doing puzzles.

Rev. Jerry W. Pyle

Rev. Jerry W. Pyle

Rev. Jerry W. Pyle, 73, of Karns City, a well-known retired pastor went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, January 16, 2016 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.

Glenn Everett Vaughn

Glenn Everett Vaughn

Glenn Everett Vaughn, 71, of Knox, lost his fight with cancer on January 14, 2016.
Glenn was born in Mexico, Missouri on January 30, 1944. He was the son of the late James Sterling and Mary Rosaline Roland Vaughn.
Glenn graduated from high school in Vienna, MO, in 1961. After graduating, his family moved to Wayne County, MI.

Bruce L. Rankin

Bruce L. Rankin

Bruce L. Rankin, 54, of Onuffer Rd., Emlenton, died Wednesday afternoon, January 6, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh from injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident on January 2.
Bruce was born in Oil City on May 23, 1961. He was the son of Helen V. Griffin Rankin of Kennerdell and the late Paul L. Rankin.
Bruce graduated in 1979 from Franklin High School and Oil City Vo-Tech. Bruce had been employed for many years in the construction industry as a carpenter.

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