Shirley J. Huggins, 79, of Claysville, died Friday, August 24, 2012, in Donnell House, following a one-year illness.
She was born May 1, 1933, in Washington, a daughter of Mildred Fordyce.
Mrs. Huggins graduated from Claysville High School. She was a homemaker who loved to have family, especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren, at her house.
She enjoyed playing bingo.
On November 26, 1954, she married Robert D. Huggins, who died November 18, 2007.
Surviving are two sons, Robert D. Huggins, Jr. and Barry D. Huggins; two daughters, Patti (Jim) Hemelrick and Pamela (Rick) McVeigh, all of Claysville; nine grandchildren, Robbie, Michael, Amber, Destiny, Stephanie, Christopher, Cody, Colton and Austin; and several great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, who died in infancy.
At the request of the deceased, visitation and services were private. She was interred with her husband in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Community Church, 354 Weirich Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
Patricia C. Headley, 76, of Washington, died Friday, August 24, 2012, in the Washington Hospital, due to complications resulting from a six-week battle with Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff).
She was born March 13, 1936, in Norristown, a daughter of Henry and Dorothy Bingaman Cressman.
Patricia graduated from Norristown High School and Temple Nursing School, where she earned her RN degree.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir.
Patricia was a volunteer nurse for the Health-O-Rama held at the Washington Mall, chairwoman for Washington Hospital’s Charity Ball, treasurer for Gym Dandys, and, since the 1960s, a member of the Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Club. In her younger years, she was a champion tennis player.
On July 20, 1957, she married the love of her life, Chauncey Roger Headley, who died November 6, 2011.
Surviving are a son, Roger Allen Headley (Catherine) of Doha, Qatar; two daughters, Linda Lee Headley of Washington and Stacey Lee Noem-Stanich (Ted) of Leesburg, Virginia; a sister, Constance Hamilton (John) of Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Taylor Nadine Noem, Mark Ashton Headley, and Chauncey Elizabeth Headley.
Deceased is a brother, Warren Cressman.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Monday, August 27th, in First Lutheran Church, with Rev. Dr. Kenneth Schott officiating. Entombment in Washington Cemetery will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, North Franklin and Walnut Streets, Washington, PA 15301; or to The Washington Hospital Foundation, 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington, PA 15301.
Thelma J. Chandler, 79, of Washington, died Friday, August 24, 2012, in the Washington Hospital.
She was born May 15, 1933, in Washington, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Patterson Miller.
Mrs. Chandler was a homemaker and member of Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Surviving are three sons, Lawrence Chandler of Washington, Ronald Chandler of Wiesbaden, Germany, and Deon (Nicole) Chandler of La Grande, Oregon; four daughters, Beverly (Ayua) Aku, Deborah Chandler (Michael) Cain, Tracy (Tony) Smith and Carol (Ramsey) Price, all of Washington; four brothers, John William, George, Joseph and David Miller; four sisters, Ethel Patterson, Katherine Bryan, Barbara Bush and Carol Jackson; and host of grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Deceased are son, Kenneth Chandler; four sisters, Edna, Mary, Alene and Eleanor Ann; and three brothers, James, Thomas and Wilbert.
Friends will be received from 11 to Noon, Saturday, September 1st, in Friendship Baptist Church, 17 West Walnut Street, Washington. Funeral services will begin at Noon, with Rev. Richard White of Friendship Baptist Church officiating and Rev. Steven Sullivan as eulogist. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Janice Lynn Rice, 58, of Houston, died on Friday, August 24, 2012, in the Washington Hospital.
She was born on November 2, 1954, in Washington, a daughter of the late Albert W. and Mary Alice Baldwin Dennick.
Mrs. Rice had worked at Just Sisters Cookies for 10 years.
On November 1, 1974, she married Vernon E. Rice, Jr., who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William E. (Robert) Rice, of Pittsburgh; 2 daughters, Jennifer (Barry) Bolte, of Ocala, FL and Sonya McClelland, of Houston, PA; 3 brothers, Bruce E. Dennick, of Amity, Randy J. Dennick, of Deer Park, WA and Gary L. Dennick, of Charleston, WV; 2 sisters, Karen D. Mounts, of Washington and Lori A. Dennick, of Pittsburgh; 4 grandchildren, Abel and Mateo Gomez, Kaylie McClelland and Nyla Lynn Grabiak; an uncle, Norris W. (Janice) Baldwin of Scottsdale, Arizona; an aunt, Jane B. (Tom) Miller of Washington; 1 great niece, Gabrielle Mounts; and 2 great nephews, Cody and Noah Mounts.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 29th, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington.
Wilbur E. Shumaker, 86, of Hickory, peacefully passed away on August 23, 2012, in Washington County Health Center.
He was born November 27, 1925, in Somerset, a son of the late Ira C. and Missouri Shumaker.
Mr. Shumaker was retired from the Fisher Body Division of General Motors. He served in the Merchant Marines and Navy during World War II.
Mr. Shumaker was a member of Hickory United Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Marianne; three daughters, Linda Sparks and husband James, Susan Lilley and husband Joey, and Kathleen Gregg and husband Douglas, all of Hickory; three granddaughters, Kelley Sparks, Jami Volk and husband Vincent, and Lorianne and husband Jarod Ethridge; four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn O’Bryon, Connor Allen, Sarrah and Wynston Ethridge.
Deceased are three sisters and one brother.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Stuart Broberg officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave, Ste E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
Evelyn Mae Inks, 78, of Washington, died on Thursday, August 23, 2012, in Humbert Lane, surrounded by her family.
She was born on April 21, 1934, in Washington, a daughter of Charles and Stella Lucas Olinger.
A member of the First Baptist Church, she had worked at Thomas Campbell Apartments as a cook.
Her husband, Melvin Inks, died in 1973.
Surviving are a son, Kevin (Ericka) Inks; 5 grandchildren, Courtney (Clint) Bristor, Ashley Robertson, Joshua Inks, Erik Maniecki and Zion Inks, a great grandchild, Lyric Bristor, many nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law, Joe Lober and a sister-in-law, Elaine Inks.
Deceased, are a daughter, Sheila Robertson, 3 sisters, Hazel Lober, Lavina (Dick) Snow, and Helen (Cecil) Gorby; a brother, Charles (Norma) Olinger, and a brother-in-law, Ray Inks.
Friends will be received on Monday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of services, in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington, with Rev. Steven Dunlap officiating.
Rose A. Jones, 88, of Washington, died Monday, August 20, 2012, in the Washington Hospital, following a 14-month illness.
She was born January 15, 1924, in Washington, a daughter of Anthony Lekwart and Nellie Jastszemski Lekwart.
Mrs. Jones graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. A homemaker, she had worked at Tygart Valley Glass as a packer-inspector and was also a caregiver to many children over the years.
Mrs. Jones loved to take walks everyday and work in her flower garden, and most of all, she loved taking care of her family.
She was a member of St. Hilary Church.
In June 1951, she married Charles Russell Jones, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Evans-Donella (Richard Jr.) and Carol Tonsetic (John), both of Washington; two sisters, Helen McDonald (John) of Washington and Theresa Kania (Ed) of Canonsburg; and two grandchildren, David Tonsetic (Krystin) and Katherine Evans.
Deceased are two brothers, Walter and Edward Lekwart.
There will be no public viewing or services. Private burial will be held in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Ste 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15235; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Frances Theresa Blyth, 63, of Washington, died Sunday, August 19, 2012, in her residence. She had been courageously battling breast cancer since April 2009.
She was born May 12, 1949, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Stephen J. and Frances T. Grebiner Doby.
A graduate of St. Augustine High School, Mrs. Blyth worked as a clerk-typist for the PA Department of Labor and Industry for 20+ years and also for the late Dr. Joseph McMahan.
She was involved with Girl Scouts and served on the Catholic Committee on Scouting. Mrs. Blyth loved animals and enjoyed computer games and spending time with her family.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175, and AFSCME 13.
On February 22, 1975, she married James Roger Blyth, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Amy Mara Blyth Whipkey (David) of North Strabane and Elena Marie Blyth of Washington; and her dog and loving companion, Quincy.
Deceased is a very close uncle, Philip M. Grebiner.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., in William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, August 24th, in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Capuchin Friars of Province of St. Augustine, 220 37th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
Joan Hazlett Verderber
Flora Joan Hazlett Verderber, 82, of Washington, died on Sunday, August 19, 2012, in the Washington Hospital.
She was born on June 7, 1930, in Washington, a daughter of George Dewey and Pauline Wilson Hazlett.
She was a graduate of Trinity High School.
In her early married years, she had worked at G.C. Murphy’s, before becoming a homemaker.
Mrs. Verderber was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she volunteered much of her time. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers, and she volunteered at American Cancer Society, where she received the Inspirational Volunteer Award.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, and her dog, Heidi.
On October 7, 1950, she married John Alden Verderber, who died on May 22, 2011.
Surviving are 4 sons, William J. (Nell) Verderber, of Riverside, CA; Dennis L. Verderber and Timothy J. (Pam) Verderber, both of Washington; and Gregory J. Verderber, of Monroeville; 3 daughters, Suzanne L. Verderber, of Goose Creek, SC, and Nancy J. Verderber and Kathleen A. Lightner, both of Washington; a grandchild, Samuel R. Verderber, and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased, is a sister, Shirley Elizabeth Kruse.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, from 2 to 8 p.m., in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society – Relay For Life, P.O. Box 275, Washington, PA 15301, or to the Citizen’s Library, 55 S. College St., Washington, PA 15301.
(August 24, 1948 – August 18, 2012)
Burton S. Mounts, 63, of Washington, died on Saturday, August 18, 2012, in the Washington Hospital.
He was born on August 24, 1948, in Avella, a son of the late Lester W. and Anne Beddar Mounts.
Mr. Mounts worked for Pennsylvania Transformer as a machine operator.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Vietnam War.
A member of the Claysville Lion’s Club, he also belonged to the Hunt-Kennedy Post 639 of the American Legion, in Claysville.
Surviving are a son, Wayne Mounts, of Arizona; a daughter, Danica Mounts, of Albuquerque, NM; step children Doug (Melanie) Rush of Houston, Dan (Jacie) Rush of Washington, and Gretchen (August) Hurst of Volant; a brother, Carl Mounts, of Washington, a sister, Gladys Craig, of Washington; 10 grandchildren, Kahn, Solomon, Uriah, Jaydyn, Madison, Raeghan, Kyle, Lauren, Autumn and Grayden; a friend of 27 years, Nancy Rush, and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are 4 brothers, Clyde, Willard, James and Richard Mounts; and 2 sisters, Arlene Hay and Ruth Oliverio.
There will be a gathering of friends, on Monday, from 4 to 5 p.m., the time of services, with Rev. August Hurst officiating, in the William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., 925 Allison Ave., Washington.
Military rites will be accorded at the funeral home, by the Hunt-Kennedy post 639 of the American Legion, Claysville.