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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [PACLARIO] Obituaries, The Derrick, December 30, 2006
Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 13:33:37 -0500
The Derrick, December 30, 2006:
Beverly J. Braden, 543 Bowman Road, Franklin
A. Margaret "Mert" Cox, 443 Pittsville Road, Kennerdell
David M. "Mike" Hamilton, 1518 State Route 428, Oil City
Willis P. Kiehl, Shannondale, Clarion County
Mary H. Kissinger, 1293 Grandview Road, Oil City, formerly of Franklin
Betty Jane Langharst, 112 Butler St., Clintonville
Ann M. Roberts, 604 West Front St., Oil City
Beverly J. Braden, 69, of 543 Bowman Road, Franklin, died at 6:10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.
Born March 20, 1937, in Franklin, she was a daughter of Walter and
Luella Croop Baugher. She was raised by her mother and stepfather,
Luella and Charles Oakes of Oil City.
Mrs. Braden worked at the Oil City Glass plant in Rouseville and owned
and operated Braden's Country Store in Dempseytown.
She enjoyed bingo, yard sales and spending time with her grandchildren
and her dog, Blue.
On Jan. 17, 1953, she married William R. Braden Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are her sons, William R. Braden Jr. of Rouseville and
Jerry L. Braden Sr. of Franklin; six grandchildren, Tracy Moore and
husband Irvin, William R. Braden III, Jerry L. Braden Jr., Eric M.
Braden, Lacey M. Braden and Troy Braden; and three
great-grandchildren, Brittany Braden and Kasie and John Thomas
Also surviving are three brothers, Jim Baugher and wife Jill, Ron
Oakes and wife Bobbie, and Charles (Bud) Oakes Jr., all of North
Carolina; two sisters, Joyce Hall and husband Frank of Warren, Ohio,
and Karen Haag of Oil City, who had been her caregiver and companion;
and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and stepfather, she was preceded in death
by one sister, Donna Mae Oakes; and one nephew Jimmy Baugher Jr.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Morrison
Funeral Home in Oil City.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Dominic Pecoraro, pastor of the Titusville Church
of the Nazarene, officiating.
Interment will be in Lamey Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Oil City Library.
A. Margaret "Mert" Cox, 84, of 443 Pittsville Road, Kennerdell, died
at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Born Aug. 21, 1922, in Pittsville, she was a daughter of Lester and
Flora Texter Switzer.
Mrs. Cox graduated from Rockland High School in 1941.
She was best known for her baking, especially her apple pies. She
enjoyed being with her family, fishing, her flowers and bird watching.
On March 1, 1943, she was married in Washington D.C., to C. Duane Cox,
who preceded her in death on March 7, 1986.
Surviving are six children, Larry D. Cox and wife Nancy of Rockland,
Patricia L. Schultz and husband Terry of Franklin, Bryon D. Cox and
wife Roberta of Rockland, Mark D. Cox and wife Pamela of Dempseytown,
Marcia J. Warner and husband Donald of Emlenton and Keith N. Cox and
wife Tracy of Rockland.
Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Jennifer L. Kellerman and
husband Aaron of Rockland, Melinda M. Cox of Kingman, Ariz., Steven E.
Warner and wife Nicole of Aberdeen, Md., Nicole S. Warner of Clarion,
Douglas R. Cox of Rockland, Dustin K. Cox of Rockland, Michelle B. Cox
of Dempseytown, Cody D. Cox of Dempseytown and Mary Kaye Cox of
Dempseytown; two great-grandchildren, Samantha Kellerman and Aaron
Kellerman of Rockland; and a brother, Robert A. Switzer of Rockland.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
four brothers, Carl Switzer, Fred Switzer, Raymond Switzer and Leonard
Switzer; and two sisters, Hilda Borland and Hazel Martin.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Morrison
Funeral Home in Oil City.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Daniel Sardinas, pastor of Venango Woods,
Interment will be in Rockland Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to Rockland Volunteer Fire
David M. "Mike" Hamilton, 53, of 1518 State Route 428, Oil City, died
at 7:09 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at UPMC Presbyterian in
Pittsburgh after an extended illness.
Born April 16, 1953, in New Brighton, he was the son of Marianne
Marquis Hamilton and the late Ned Hamilton.
He was educated in the Oil City schools and was a 1971 graduate of Oil
City High School. He then graduated from Vale Technical Institute in
Mr. Hamilton was married in the Second Presbyterian Church in Oil City
on June 24, 1978, to the former Monica L. Oakes, and she survives.
He had been an automotive technician at Weaver Buick and more recently
Mr. Hamilton was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Oil City.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and spending time with his
granddaughters Breann and Carleigh.
Mr. Hamilton also enjoyed his dog, Sox, who was his loyal companion.
In addition to his wife and his mother of Oil City, he is survived by
four children, Chanel and Scott Clark and daughter Breann of Seneca,
Mindy and Tom Weltner and daughter Carleigh of Franklin, Clint and
Courtney Hamilton of Franklin, and David A. Hamilton of Oil City; one
brother and his wife, Tom and Betty Hamilton of Erie; one uncle, Bob
Marquis of Havertown; two aunts, Helen Crow of Grove City and Laura
Kingston of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from noon until 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6,
at Second Presbyterian Church in Oil City.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at
Second Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Howard Gaston, church pastor,
Interment will follow in Lamey Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to The Center for Organ Retrieval and
Education (CORE) at 204 Sigma Drive RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, 15238; or
to the charity of one's choice.
The Reinsel Funeral Home in Oil City is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.reinselfuneralhome.com
Willis P. Kiehl
Willis P. Kiehl, 85, of Shannondale, Clarion County, died Friday
morning, Dec. 29, 2006, in Brookville Hospital.
Mary H. Kissinger
Mary H. Kissinger, 88, of 1293 Grandview Road, Oil City, formerly of
Franklin, died at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at the Golden
Living Center on Grandview Road.
Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of John Hooge
and Theresa Bechtel.
Mrs. Kissinger was a homemaker, and she was a member of Milledgeville
Community Christian Church.
She married Harry L. Kissinger on March 6, 1961, and he survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Kathleen K. Massie and her husband,
Dale, of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, David Kuhn of Pittsburgh and
Lauren Kuhn of Franklin; two great-grandchildren, Evan and Blake Kuhn;
and one stepdaughter, Phyllis Hilinski and her husband, Steve, of
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Kissinger was preceded in death by
three brothers and three sisters, Lawrence, Carl, John, Theresa, Clara
Private services will be held at the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home
Inc. in Franklin with Pastor Bobbie Nelson of the Kennerdell Church of
Interment will be at Franklin Cemetery.
Betty Jane Langharst
Betty Jane Langharst, 80, of 112 Butler St., Clintonville, died at
1:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Sugar Creek Station.
Born June 27, 1926, in Millvale, she was the daughter of Joseph Brown
and Virginia Cochran.
Mrs. Langharst was a bookkeeper for United Diesel Inc., in her earlier
She was a member of Rockland United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Langharst had served as a volunteer for the Visiting Nurses
Association and Sugar Creek Station and was a Cub Scout leader.
She was married on Jan. 3, 1946, to Kenneth L. Langharst, and he
preceded her in death on July 17, 1989.
She is survived by one son, James K. Langharst of Harrisville; two
grandchildren, James K. Langharst Jr., and his wife, Candice, of
Rockland, and Janice Noel Bowser and her husband, Jeremy, of Sarver;
and three great-grandchildren, Dillion Bowser of Sarver and Brittany
and Hunter Langharst of Rockland.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a
brother, John Brown.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gardinier Funeral
Home Inc. in Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Sean Goodwin of Rockland United Methodist Church
Interment will be at Rockland Cemetery.
Ann M. Roberts, 69, of 604 West Front St., Oil City, died at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at her home following a courageous battle
Born November 12, 1937, in Boston, she was a daughter of Arthur D.
LeVien and Laura Lepri.
Mrs. Roberts was a graduate of the Gates of Heaven High School in
She worked as a crossing guard for Oil City and in the nursery at
Second Presbyterian Church. Earlier she had worked in the Boston
Mrs. Roberts enjoyed all children, collection dolls and being an Avon
On April 28, 1956, she married Venus Jay Roberts, who preceded her in
death on June 3, 1997.
Surviving are four children, Jay E. Roberts of Oil City, Debra A.
Marshall and husband Robert of Seneca, Kathleen M. Kozlowski and
husband Richard of Martinsburg, W.V. and Mary E. Noel and husband Mark
of Grove City; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Noel, Christopher Noel,
Robert Marshall, Jr., Jesse Marshall, Amanda Kozlowski, Richard
Kozlowski and Robert Kozlowski; and a great-grandson, Pierse Happel.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Morrison
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan and Rev. Howard Gaston officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Second
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