Helen E. Swogger, 83

Helen E. Swogger, 83, of Swogger Lane, New Beaver Boro passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 following an extended illness.

Born May 29, 1934 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Earl S. and Effie Clingerman Jay. She was married for 60 years to John Ralph Swogger who passed away June 29, 2012.

Helen graduated from Wampum High School with the Class of 1952. She could sew anything. Helen had the ability to turn any idea into reality. Through the years she created one of a kind wedding gowns, mother of the bride and bridesmaids dresses, prom gowns, along with children’s apparel. She did everything on a limited budget and made every customer feel beautiful. Her creativity carried over into her home as she loved changing decorations for every season. What she did best was make you feel important and loved. She enjoyed county music, watching Christmas movies, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy (David) Arner of Brook Park, Ohio, Trudi (David) Nottingham of Wampum and Gayle (Jeffrey) Smith, both of Wampum; two sons, Eric Swogger of Homewood, Erin “Guzz” Swogger of Wampum; three brothers, Mearle, Elmer “Butch”, and Gary “Pudge” Jay; eleven grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Vada Yagersky, Carrie Shea, Edith Preisel, Ethel Dennis; and three brothers, Guy, Arthur, and Elbert Jay.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday, September 23 at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church for visitation from 1 pm until the time of the Memorial Service at 4:30 pm.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Jay Fund in care of Michele Beichner, 150 North School St. Shippenville, PA 16254.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Margaret L. Price, 87

Margaret L. Price, 87, formerly of Castlewood passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Avalon Nursing Center.

A lifelong resident, Peg was born May 9, 1930 on Harmony Baptist Rd in Castlewood, the daughter of the late Robert and Lula Lutz Newton. She was married for 69 years to Keith E. Price as they were married June 19, 1948. He survives.

Peg graduated from Shenango High School in 1948. She was an active member of the Center United Presbyterian Church. She was also active with the Cub Scouts and TOPS. She enjoyed traveling with the Laurel Travel Club. She cherished time cooking and baking for her family.

In addition to her husband, Keith survivors include two sons, Timothy (Judy) Price of Kent, Ohio, Mark (Debbie) Price of Ellwood City; daughter, Cindy Means of Hermitage; sister, Lois (Charles) Sari of Ellwood City; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Keith and siblings. James and Robert M. Newton and Dorothy Bell Newton Black.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday September 18 from 12 noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. James Bibza will officiate. Interment will follow in the Center Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Center United Presbyterian Church 1143 Center Church Rd. New Castle, PA 16101.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Frederick P. Curry, 82

Frederick P. Curry, 82, of New Beaver Boro passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the UPMC – Jameson Hospital following a short illness.

A lifelong resident, Fred was born September 12, 1935 in Wampum to the late William and Ellen Wardman Curry. He was married for 60 years to Martha Rorabaugh Curry who survives.

Fred graduated from Mount Jackson High School. He was a Sergeant in the US Army and a member of the Wampum American Legion. Fred retired from Medusa – Southdown Cement Company where he was a machine operator. He was a former Chief and the last remaining Charter Member of the New Beaver Boro Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Lawrence County Fire Chief’s Association and a member of the West Pittsburg United Methodist Church. Fred was active with the former Wampum Baseball Association, serving as a coach and the commissioner for many years.

In addition to his wife, Martha, survivors include three sons, Paul (Sandy) Curry of New Castle, Doug “Bunger” (Sue) Curry of Wampum, Glen (Lisa) Curry of Hopewell Twp.; sister, Sara (William) Hardy of North Beaver; two brothers, Levis Curry of Ellwood City, James (Connie) Pulliam of Chatsworth, Georgia; 5 grandchildren, Jarrett (Tia) Curry, Kylie (Ed ) Sheridan, Richard (Kristin) Curry, Griffin and Sean Curry ; four great grandchildren, Everrett, Izabella, Brady, and Mackenzie.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Curry.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday September 15 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.  Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. Rev. Todd Davis will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the New Beaver Fire Department or the West Pittsburgh United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Philip A. Yoho, 78

Philip A. Yoho, 78, of Mallory Rd., Wampum peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Born October 3, 1938 in the home he passed in, Philip was the son of the late Harvey and Pearl Kelly Yoho. He was married for 53 years to Lorena Ilene Weatherby Yoho who passed away April 12, 2012.

Philip loved growing up on the family farm. During high school, he won the Keystone Farmer Award. Following graduation, he was dairy farmer for 20 years. He also worked and retired from Medusa Cement Company. Philip was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, trap and cut firewood. He cherished time spent with his family.

Survivors include a son, Jeff (Darlene) Yoho; daughter, Stacey (Robert) Krisuk, both of Wampum; brother, Russel (Virginia) Yoho of Mayville, NY; 5 grandchildren, Tia Pennington-Curry, Ashlee Stankovich, Kalene Bowser, Jeffrey Yoho, and Jimmy Pennington; 4 great grandchildren, Izabella, Brady, Everrett, and Stella.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two sisters, Eleanor Yoho Davenport and Elsie Yoho Macri.

Per Philip’s instructions, no public services will be held. Private family service was held and interment took place in Graceland Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Dorothy E. McClintick, 88

Dorothy E. McClintick, 88, of Trinity Oaks Nursing Home, formerly of McKinley St., Ellwood City passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born August 23, 1929 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Pearl Weisz Weller. She was married to Jack C. McClintick who passed away April 24, 2009.

Dorothy was a member and former Deacon at the Calvin Presbyterian Church. She volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Program in Ellwood for many years. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (William) Rough of Linn Creek, Missouri; son, Rick (Sharon) McClintick of Ellwood City; sister, Yvonne (John) Boariu of Ellwood City; five grandchildren, Jaime Rough, Erika Rough, Brittania McClintick, Rikki (Brandon) Downey and Aaron McClintick; and two great granddaughters, Rebecca and Arianna.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane in 2013, and two sisters, Lillian Dillan, and Viola Anthony, and a brother, Paul Weller.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday September 11 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Sean Brubaker officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Trinity Oaks for their kind and compassionate care.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Robert B. Jackson Jr., 86

Robert B. Jackson Jr, 86, of Jackson Lane , New Beaver Boro passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at UPMC Passavant Hospital following a short illness.

Born January 2, 1931 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Robert B. and Eleanor R. McKinley Jackson Sr. He was married for 66 years to Helen E. Little Jackson who passed away March 2, 2017.

Bob was a lifelong dairy farmer, owning and operating Jackson Farms. Active in the community, he was a member and served as an Elder, Deacon, and Trustee of the Wampum Presbyterian Church. Bob served and was the First President of the Mohawk Area School Board. He also served on the School Boards at the Lawrence County Vo Tech School and the Intermediate Unit. Bob was a member and past president of the Lawrence County Conservation District., former membership chairman of the Beaver Lawrence County Farm Bureau . He also served on the Lawrence County and the State Republican Committees. He was a licensed pilot and a former member and president of the Flying Farmers of America. Bob was also involved with many other interests and activities on the local, county and state level.

Survivors include three sons, William (Sharon) Jackson, James (Charmaine) Jackson, and Robert B. “Charlie” (Lauren) Jackson III, all of New Galilee; daughter, Linda Shellhammer of Harrodsburg, Kentucky; sister, Thelma J. McMillin of Apopka, Florida; brother, Raymond C. (Mary Ann) Jackson of Wampum; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Bob was preceded in death by a son in law, Dale Shellhammer, and a brother in law, Ed McMillan.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday September 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Friends will also be received on Tuesday, from 10 until the time of the fuernal service at 11 am at the funeral home. His pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wampum Presbyterian Church PO Box 25 Wampum, PA 16157.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Marlene Joyce Doutt Altman, 80

Marlene Joyce Doutt Altman, 80, returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 3, 2017 following an extended illness.

Marlene was the youngest of three children born to the late Eugene and Grace Buttermore Doutt on October 31, 1936 in New Castle.  She married the love of her life Weston “Buck” Altman 62 years ago on October 7, 1955. He survives.

Marlene graduated from Mount Jackson High School in 1954. She formerly worked at Airway Luggage and Wal-mart. She also was a loving caregiver to many. Marlene was a member of the Word Alive Church in Ellwood City. Her hobbies included gardening, fishing, and cooking.

In addition to her husband, Buck, survivors include two children, Lugene (Dave) Barber of Wampum, Weston (Laurie) Altman of North Beaver Twp.; six grandchildren, David Barber, Timothy Barber, Matthew Barber, Meghan Weltman, Katelyn Ratvasky, and Amanda Long; and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Joseph (Millie) Doutt of Wampum and sister, Delores Boughter of Shenango Twp.

She was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Donna Mae Doutt.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday September 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with Pastor Cliff Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Word Alive Church, 124 Scenic Hill Blvd. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

 

 

Wallace L. Koch, 93

Wallace L. “Wally” Koch, 93, of Locust Terrace, Ellwood City passed peacefully away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Hospice of the Valley in Poland Ohio.

Born August 6, 1924 in Franklin Twp., he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Arvilla L. Leachman Koch. He was married to Thelma L. Evans who passed away in March of 1990. He then married Betty L. Carroll who passed away in May of 2016.

Wally graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1941. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 as a surgical technician. Following his discharge, Wally returned home and continued working until his retirement in 1975 from US Steel where he was an Electrical Foreman. He then worked for over 5 years at Shenango Pottery and then at the Butler Auto Auction for 12 years. He was a member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Ellwood City. He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed flower gardening and woodworking. Wally also enjoyed golfing and was a former member at Delmar.

Survivors include a brother, Fenton C. (Peggy) Koch of Chesterland, Ohio; two daughters, Cindy Taylor of Niles, Ohio, Linda Layton of New Port Richey, Florida; four step daughters, Jackie A. Streckeisen of Ellwood City, Bonnie L. (Aaron) Stabryla of Ellwood City, Dawn (John) Contrucci of Erie, Cynthia R. (Dwayne) Martin of Winchester, VA; 4 grandchildren, Scott Taylor, Mark Taylor, Jessica Houtz, and Ashley Crawford; 8 step grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 11 step great grandchildren; and 2 great great step grandchildren, 2 nephews, a niece and a great niece.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a son, Harry Koch, and grandson, Nathan Layton.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 2 pm until the time of the funeral service at 4 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Travis Richendrfer will officiate the services. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 527 North St. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

 

 

Ronald M. Sheeler Sr. 80

Ronald M. Sheeler Sr., 80, of Madison Ave., Ellwood City passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Although in ill health death was unexpected.

Born November 27, 1936 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late John and Stella Moczan Sheeler. He was married for 58 years to Lallie Mehaffay Sheeler who survives. They were married August 28, 1959.

Ron retired from the Ellwood City Post Office in 1988 following 33 years of service as a Mail Carrier. He was a 1954 graduate of Lincoln High School. Ron was a member and usher at the First Church of God, Mercer Rd. and a Veteran of the US Army, serving from 1954-1957. He enjoyed walking and was involved with and a former coach with the Ellwood City Youth Baseball. He was proud of his grandchildren, and never missed their sporting events.

In addition to his wife, Lallie, survivors include three sons, Ronald M. Sheeler Jr. of Industry, Robert Sheeler of Ellwood City, Scott Sheeler of Anoka, Minnesota; daughter, Terri (Tim Fiscus) Sheeler of Kittanning; two grandchildren, Kayla and Brandon Sheeler; two great grandchildren, Aubrey and Ali Cox; and two sisters in laws, Carol (Wayne) Szoke of Palm Beach Garden, Florida, Carolyn (Dave) Kelm of Warren, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, August 28 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Friends will also be received on Tuesday at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of the Funeral Services at 11 am. Pastor Phil Conklin will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Church of God or the donor’s charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Donald Schlemmer, 87

Donald Schlemmer, 87, of Wurtemburg passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Earl Emery and Mary Melzina Smith Schlemmer. He was married for 50 years to Mary Wolfe Schlemmer who passed away October 22, 2000.

Donald retired after 40 years with Armstrong World Industries. He was a member and also served as the Secretary and Vice President of the Local 256 United Rubber Workers. He was a former member of the Beaver County Labor Council. Don graduated from the Ohio State Labor Institute and VRW Time Study School. He was a former Perry Twp. Supervisor and served two terms as President of the Lawrence County Twp. Associations. Don was elected the first President of a Township with an under 4000 population. He served on the Board for the Lawrence County Partners for Progress. He also served on the Board of the North West Planning Commission.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lou Ehrenberg (Mike Blair) of New Castle; four sons, Frank (Felicia) Schlemmer of Oviedo, Florida, Tim (Diane) Schlemmer of Ellwood City, Bill (Jayne) Schlemmer of Chippewa, Rick (Patty) Schlemmer of Georgia; daughter in law, Nancy Schlemmer of Ellwood City, son in law, Barry Meister of Tennessee; sister, Nancy Spencer of Sylvania, Ohio 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Don J. Schlemmer on May 25, 2011, daughter Beth Meister on November 14, 2012, grandson, Cory Schlemmer in February of 2000; and siblings, Paul and David Schlemmer, Ruth Loccisano, Betty Jean Ross, and Arthur, Richard, Raymond and Anna Jean Schlemmer. and a grandson, Cory Schlemmer in February of 2000.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2 until the time of the Funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.