Obituaries

Terese Colonna Helmintoller

Terese Colonna Helmintoller

Terese Colonna Helmintoller, 94, of Denver, CO, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Sunday afternoon, October 26, 2014 at The Village at Lowry Hospice in Denver. .

Born in Apollo on September 20, 1920,Terese was the daughter of the late Fred and Christina Piccola Colonna.

Terese was a 1937 graduate of Kittanning High School and a 1941 graduate of Duquesne University.

Ronald D. Emery

Ronald D. Emery

Ronald D. Emery, 86, of Chicora, went to be with the Lord late Sunday Evening, October 26, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.

Barbara Ann Yute

Barbara Ann Yute

Barbara Ann Yute, 57, of Big Bend Rd., Emlenton, passed away Thursday evening, October 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Barb was born in Harmar Township, Allegheny County, on December 2, 1956. She was a graduate of the Penn-Foster High School in Scranton and had been a long time employee of the Emlenton IGA. Barb enjoyed crocheting, knitting, flower gardening, and collecting hummingbirds. She was well known for being a hard worker and devoted home maker. Barb cherished her role as a mother and grandmother “Ma”.

Robert Edward Pennington

Robert Pennington

Robert Edward Pennington, 40, of Kittanning, PA; formerly of Parker, died on Friday, October 24, 2014, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 26, 1974 in Grove City, PA. He was the son of George E. Pennington and the late Bonnie R. (Wike) Pennington.

Robert previously worked for Fuchs Lubricant in Emlenton for over 18 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, computers and drawing.

Margaret D. “Peg” Wisneski

Margaret D. “Peg” Wisneski, age 74 of Portage, Indiana passed away on October 23rd, 2014. Born on February 20th, 1940 in Brockway, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Margaret and James Davis. Peg is survived by her husband, Raymond G. Wisneski, who she married in Emlenton, Pennsylvania on November 19th, 1960; children, Rick Wisneski of Chesterton, Indiana, Lynne (Mike) Clumb of Indianapolis, Indiana, Kim (Mike) Croarkin of Valparaiso, Indiana; 3 grandchildren; Shauna Croarkin, Kaitlin Croarkin, and Ashley Clumb.

Jane L. Shively

Jane Shively

JANE L. SHIVELY, 85, of Butler passed away late Friday morning (10-24-14) at VNA In-Patient Hospice, Butler, following a period of declining health.
Born in Fairview Twp., Butler Co. on August 25, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Earl E. and Carrie McClure Roxbury.
She was a graduate of the Fairview Township-Karns City School District.

Frances R. “Frannie” Carr

Frances R. “Frannie” Carr

Frances R. “Frannie” Carr, 86, of Walnut Street, Emlenton, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 16, 2014 at Highland Oaks in Shippenville.
Born on July 13, 1928 in Pioneer, Texas, Frances was the daughter of the late Albert Roy and Florence Josephine Witherup Russell.

Ernest C. Emahizer

Ernest C. Emahizer

Ernest C. Emahizer 86, of Boyers, formerly of Emlenton, died at Allegheny General Hospital on October 15, 2014.

Mr. Emahizer was born in Climax, Clarion County, on August 29, 1928. He was the son of Miles and Grace Lucas Emahizer.

A well-known Emlenton barber for many years, Mr. Emahizer also served Emlenton as mayor and a member of borough council. He had also belonged to the A-C Valley Kiwanis Club in the Emlenton Area.

Dolores M. “Dee” Gruener

Dolores M. “Dee” Gruener with husband Robert Gruener. Together again.

Dolores M. “Dee” Gruener, age 89, devoted mother of Robert L. Gruener and Kathy (Lee) Fierst; loving grandmother of Christopher (Michelle) Gruener, Jessica (Andy) Manucy, Stacy (Gary) Hawranko, and Stephanie (Doug) Johnston; cherished great-grandmother of Addison Gruener, Owen Gruener, Rachel Manucy, Madelyn Manucy, William Manucy, Joseph Hawranko, Avery Hawranko, Sydney Hawranko, Olivia Johnston, Alyssa Johnston, and fond aunt to many nieces and nephews, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014 at Family Hospice in Pittsburgh.

Ellis E. “Coop” Cooper

Ellis E. “Coop” Cooper

Ellis E. “Coop” Cooper, 78, of Chicora, Pa., passed away Sunday morning at the VNA In Patient Hospice in Butler, PA following a brief illness.
Born on May 12, 1936, he was the son of the late C. Lawrence and Nellie Fox Cooper.
He was an honorably discharged veteran of four years of service with the United States Air Force.
Ellie was employed over forty years as an oil transport driver with Penn-Drake (now Calumet-Penreco) at Karns City and was a member of the Teamsters Local Union #273.

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