Jenifer Gatto, 55

Jennifer  Gatto, 55, of  Surf Dr., Butler (Penn Twp.) died on  Saturday, May 4, 2013 at  UPMC Passavant  Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born March 31, 1958 in Beaver, she was the daughter of the late William F. Cornelius  and Thelma Herman Cornelius Laurain.  She was married to Rocco  Gatto Sr. who survives.

Jennifer graduated from Riverside HIgh School in 1978.  She was a member of the Middlesex Presbyterian Church.  She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her husband, Rocco, survivors include two sons, Matthew A. (Juliann)  Cornelius and Rocco Gatto Jr., both of Butler; step son, Jeremy Gatto of Erie; sister, Mary Kay (Stacey) Bisceglia of Beaver Falls; four brothers, William (Janice) Cornelius and John (Sally) Cornelius, both of Ellwood City,  Harold (Karen) Cornelius of New Martinville, West Virginia, Joseph (Laura) Laurain of Pulaski; and four grandchildren, Matthew, Haley, Patrick and Anna Cornelius.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step father, Alvis Laurain, and sister, Cheryl A. Keul, and a step brother, A. Ronald Laurain.

Visiting hours will be held on  Monday from 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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Rose Shymko, 97

Rose Shymko, 97 formerly of Third St. Koppel passed away May 4, 2013.

She was born June 27, 1915 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  She was married for 60 years to the late Michael Shymko, who passed away in 2004.

Michael and Rose were residents of Koppel, PA for nearly fifty years.

She was a graduate of Perth Amboy High School.  Rose was an active member of the former St. Teresa’s Parish in Koppel, where she sang in the choir  and was a member of Holy Redeemer Church.

Rose is survived by son Adrian Shymko (wife, Alva) of Santa Monica, CA, grandson Gregory  Shymko of Santa Monica, CA,  grandson Christopher Shymko (wife, Jennifer) and great grandchildren, Peja and Nicolai Shymko of Mountlake Terrace, WA.

Friends and relatives will be received at the Marshall Funeral Home in Ellwood City  on Wednesday, May 8,  from 4PM to 7PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer on Thursday, May 9,  at 10AM.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Beaver Falls.

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Nina Alford, 77

Nina  Alford, 77, of  Thomas Hill Rd., Fombell, formerly of Ellport, died unexpectedly on  Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at her residence.

Born May 21, 1935 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Walter Coston and Cora Ruth Hazen Burns.  She was married on September 13, 1962  to Manford  Alford who passed away January 11, 2001.

Nina worked at the Aetna Standard for 30 years.  She was a member of the Lillyville Church of God.  She graduated from Lincoln HIgh School and was a former member of the Wurtemburg Perry Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.  Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Ted) Kelosky of Fombell; two brothers, Kenneth (Helen) Burns and Walter (Vonda) Burns, both of Perry Twp.; brother in law, George  Durbin of Ellwood City; and two grandchildren, Brittney and Mason Kelosky.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Ruth Durbin in 2006.

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday April 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am with her pastor,  Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating.

Interment will follow in Kahletown Cemetery in Sigel, PA .

Memorial Contributions may be made to Lillyville Church of God..

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Jill Ann Mentzer, 58

Jill Ann  Mentzer, 58, of Wampum, PA went to be with the Lord on  Monday, April 22, 2013 after an extended illness.  She was surrounded by loving family and friends as she entered into eternal rest.

She was born December 29, 1954, as the second of four children born to the late Jack Duwayne Mentzer  and Shirley May Thomas Mentzer of New Castle.

She was a 1972 graduate of Laurel High School and received a diploma in Nursing in 1974 from the Community College of Beaver County.  She married the late James Edward “Butch Beltz at Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church on December 21, 1974, built a home and raised two daughters, Rachel Elizabeth and Rebecca Lynn Beltz on Dutch Ridge Road, Ellwood City.

Jill accepted Jesus Christ as Savior on February 21, 1981 and joyfully served in teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group, and Women of the Church at Berean Presbyterian Church for over 15 years, before joining First United Brethren Church in Eastbrook, PA.  Here she was active in World Vision Missions, the Worship Team, and Music Ministry.

She loved the outdoors, photography, movies, poetry, and writing.  She had a heart for animals and loved her career in Nursing.  She was employed over 30 years by the Ellwood City Hospital and taught classes such as CPR, Crisis Prevention Techniques, and Diabetes Education.

Although she was preceded in death by her father, husband, and sister, Pamela Mentzer, she leaves her mother, two brothers – Jack E. Mentzer of New Castle and Russell W. Mentzer of Portersville, her beloved daughters, Rachel Elizabeth (Luke) Miller and Rebecca Lynn (Andrew) Pilch and one granddaughter, Peyton Elizabeth Pilch.

Her life is meant to be celebrated.  Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on Thursday, April 25 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Memorial services will be held on Friday at 11:00 am at the  First United Brethren Church Eastbrook, PA with Rev. David Bell and Rev. Alan DiChristoforo officiating.  There will be a reception in the fellowship hall for family and friends following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the World Vision Missions.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Blessed be the name of the LORD!

John A. Scott, 92

John A. Scott, 92, of Scott Wallace Rd. , Enon Valley ( Little Beaver Twp.) died on  Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Born June 26, 1920 in Little Beaver Twp.,  he was the son of the late William A. “W.A.”  and Mary K McGinnis Scott.  He was married for 65 years to Martha Jean Gilkey Scott who passed away August 14, 2012.

John was a lifelong farmer, having plowed for 80 consecutive years.  Mr. Scott graduated from Enon High School in 1938.  John was a member and past master of the Big Beaver Grange.  He was Protestant by faith.

Survivors include two sons, John E. (Betty) Scott, James G. (Lori) Scott, both of Enon Valley; two daughters, Susan E. (Ken) Stull of Fredonia, PA, Marilyn K. (Keith) Eichhorn of Pickerington, Ohio; sister, Mary Alice Bradley of New Castle; eleven grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha; two sisters, Lovella Hunt, Belle Foster; and brother, William L. Scott

Visiting hours will be held on  Tuesday April 23, 2013 from  noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.  Rev. Mark Tippen of the Bethel United Presbyterian Church will officiate.  Interment will follow in Little Beaver Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice.

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Gladys M. Daubenspeck, 88

Gladys M. Daubenspeck, 88, formerly of Ellwood City died on  Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Avalon Nursing Center following a brief  illness.

Born March 28, 1925 in Fombell, she was the daughter of the late William R. and Sarah L. Wehman Weisz .  She was married for 45 years to Robert V. “Dauby” Daubenspeck who passed away March 3, 1997.

Gladys graduated from Lincoln High School and then worked at US Steel for 10 years as a typist.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City.  Gladys was a former member of the Wampum Woman’s Club.  She enjoyed bowling, dancing, and gardening.  Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Sally L. Miller of Wampum; two sons, Samuel (Dianne) Daubenspeck of Wurtemburg, Matthew (Kenda) Daubenspeck of Monaca; two sisters, Lilabelle Pander of Arizona, Joyce (Frank) Bauder of Portersville; brother, Carl Weisz of Energy; two sisters in law, Mary Lou Weisz and Margie Weisz of Fombell;  seven grandchildren, Brian and Eric Daubenspeck, Chris and Nick Miller, Jacob and Madison Daubenspeck and Dustin Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Chuck and Donald Weisz; two sisters, Betty Heitzenrater, Frances Marshall.

Visiting hours will be held on  Wednesday April 24, 2013 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at  7:30 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Rev. Jim Cannistraci of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

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Keith D. Beachem, 80

Keith D. Beachem, 80, of State Route 488, Portersville (Perry Twp.) died on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a short illness.

Born June 7, 1932 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Francis and Alberta Bartley Beachem. He was married for 61 years to Lazetta Bender Beachem as they were married October 27, 1951. She survives.

Keith retired in 1991 from Bell Telephone in Ellwood City where he was a switchman. He was a member and former trustee at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. Mr. Beachem graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950 and continued his education and graduated from Geneva College. He was a former Perry Twp. Supervisor, past member of the Ellwood City School Board, and one of the founding members and former trustee of Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

In addition to his wife, Lazetta, survivors include four sons, Linn Beachem of Portersville, Dennis (Barbara) Beachem of Ellwood City, Mark (Sussana) Beachem of Germany, John (Nan) Beachem of Portersville; two sisters, Janet (Don) Hinkle of Portersville, Jane (Allen) Cooper of Edinburg; brother, Russell “Dutch” (Sally) Beachem of Ellwood City; 14 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter in law, Stevie Beachem, infant brother, Robert Beachem, and a granddaughter, Tessa Beachem.

Visiting hours will be held Monday April 22, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church on Tuesday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Jean Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Liver Foundation 100 W. Station Square Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15219..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Earl J. Yost, 94

Earl J. Yost, 94, of  Wayne Twp. passed away peacefully on  Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Jameson Care Center in Neshannock Twp.

Born September 18, 1918 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Herman Joseph and Agnes Jane Yost.  He was married for 71 years to Viola Mae Houk Yost who passed away March 14, 2009.

Mr. Yost graduated from Lincoln High School.  After graduation, he was employed in the pattern shop of Aetna Standard and was soon drafted into military service during WW II.  His tour of duty in the Army included participating in the Second Wave of the Normandy Invasion and serving in many countries of the European Theater with the 761st Field Artillery Battalion.  He was Honorably discharged with the rank of Tech 4th Grade in May of 1946.  Upon military discharge, he obtained employment at the National Tube Works of US Steel, gaining experience in various departments until its closure at which time he was one of the operators of the super drawbench that was located in the cold draw department.  Earl displayed his love for woodworking, including model building in his youth.  He eventually constructed a family home and established “Empire Pattern” a manufacturing business that supplied various wooden and many steel, brass, and aluminum patterns for use by many foundries throughout Western Pennsylvania.  Earl and his wife, Viola showed a love for animals, owning many pets: including thirteen dogs of various sizes and breeds.  In their later years, they owned three Arabian horses and took riding lessons, while building a barn on their property to house the horses.  Earl was a member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, Joseph E. Yost of Ellwood City; two granddaughters, Lorrie (George) Lutz Jr. of New Castle, Jill L. Hart of Evans City; and three great grandchildren, Jordyn, Dyllan, and Justyn Hart all of Evans City.

In addition to his parents and wife, Viola, Earl was preceded in death by a brother, Herman P Yost, sister, Ruth J. DeCaria and a daughter in law, Sally Yost.

Visiting hours will be held on  Wednesday April 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Veteran Honor Guard.  Entombment will follow in the Slippery Rock Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church or the Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Patricia H. Rossman, 88

Patricia H. Rossman, 88, of  Smiley Stop Rd, Wampum (Wayne Twp.) died on  Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Creek Meadows in Zelienople following a short  illness.

Born March 11, 1925 in Ellwood City,  she was the daughter of the late John D. and Lynne Wiegel Hayden.  She was married for 48 years to Paul L. Rossman who passed away on October 15, 1995.

Patricia graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943.  She served in the US Coast Guard during WWII.  She worked at Mathews Conveyor, where she was the first woman foreman in the machine shop.  She was also the Wayne Twp. Tax Collector for many years.  Mrs. Rossman volunteered with the Meal on Wheels Program in Ellwood City from 1998 – 2009 and was a member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary.  She enjoyed reading, bird watching, and square dancing.  Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Lee (Cathie) Rossman of Tampa, Florida, Rodger (Brooke) Rossman of Wayne Twp; daughter, Pam (Tim) Gorgas of Ellport; eight grandchildren, Todd (Brenda) Rossman, Tiffany Rossman, Ryan (Kelly) Rossman, Lindsay (Ryan) Anthony, Erik (Lisa) Montozzi, Adam Gorgas, Mark (Megan) Davis, Laura (Sean) McKain; and ten great grandchildren.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother, Rae Staggers Hayden, and siblings; Alice Catherine Hayden, Denny Hayden, Fran Boyd, Connie Rich, Martha Welling, Leota Shaffer, Kay McIntyre, William, Jessie and Michael Hayden

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday April 11, from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am with Sean Brubaker, Pastor at Calvin Presbyterian Church  officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Public Library .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Charlotte C. Nulph, 85

Charlotte C. Nulph, 85, of New Beaver Boro passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on  Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at her home following an extended illness.

Born October 28, 1927 in Branchton, Butler County,  she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Mary Deal Armstrong.  She was married to Arthur R. Nulph Sr. who passed away on July 1, 1990.

Charlotte formerly worked at the G.C. Murphy Co in Ellwood City.  She was an active member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon for many years.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post # 749 in Wampum.  Charlotte enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her brothers.  She was a special mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who knew her.  She was loved and cherished by everyone and will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

Survivors include five children, Carol (Harold L. “Dutch”) Householder, Deb (Ron) Frelin, Arthur R. “Buster” (Kathy) Nulph Jr,, all of New Beaver Boro,  John W. (Sherri) Nulph with whom she resided, Thomas E. (Kim) Nulph of Wampum;  five brothers, Edwin Dewayne (Betty) Armstrong of New Beaver, William (Lucy) Armstrong of Oklahoma, Glen Leroy Armstrong of Beaver Falls, Kenneth (Deb) Armstrong of New Beaver, Arnold (Barb) Armstrong of Virginia; three daughter in laws, Karen, Linda, and Eleanor; 16 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Robert E. Nulph, sister, Betty Moss, brother, Plummer Armstrong, and a sister in infancy.

Visiting hours will be held from 7-9 pm  on Friday  and from  2-4 and 7-9 pm on Saturday at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at the Wampum Presbyterian Church  at 2:00 pm with her pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary  officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wampum Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.