Obituaries

Clayton W. Spiker Sr.

Clayton W. Spiker Sr., 79, of Kittanning, formerly of Karns City, passed away early Saturday morning, April 26, 2014 at Kittanning Care Center.
Mr. Spiker was born in Armstrong County on March 6, 1935.  He was the son of Bartholomew and Flossie Pearl Crawford Spiker.
He was of the protestant faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a race car enthusiast.  He had been employed at Pittsburgh Auto Wrecking.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Viola Mae Leavens Spiker, as well as his second wife, Kate Moorehead Spiker.

Larry K. Long

Larry K. Long

Larry K. Long, 66 of Karns City (Queenstown) died Tuesday April 22, 2014 at the Allegheny Valley Hospital.  Born December 28, 1947 in Sugarcreek Twp, he was the son of George H. and Kathryn E. (Posey) Long.   Larry was a 1966 Graduate of East Brady High School.  Larry married Ella Mae Holler on December 23, 1967.   He worked for the Rex Hide Inc. in East Brady for 9 1/2 years, Finley Brown Drilling Co.

Betty I. Miller

Betty I. Miller

Betty I. Miller, 77, of Spring St.,  Petrolia, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, April 23, 2014 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Betty was born on May 10, 1936 in Karns City.  She was the daughter of Bernard and Edna Blystone Jordan.

Rev. John C. Boor

Rev. John C. Boor

Rev. John C. Boor, 88, of Myerstown, formerly of Emlenton, a retired United Methodist pastor, went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, April 22, 2014, at the StoneRidge Towne Center in Myerstown. 

Evalyn A. Schrecongost

Evalyn A. Schrecongost

Evalyn A. Schrecongost, 98, of Karns City, went to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, April 23, 2014, at Valley Hospice Care Center in Wheeling, WV.

RUBY V. BEST HARKLESS

RUBY V. BEST HARKLESS

RUBY V. BEST HARKLESS, 90, of Callensburg passed away at 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon (04-24-14) at her residence surrounded by her loving and caring family.
Born in Perry Township, Clarion Co. on May 29, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Jesse O. and Jenny Cope Best.
She was a longtime and devoted member of the Callensburg Church of God.

Bruce Scott Maley

Bruce Scott Maley, 45, of Chicora Road, Butler, formerly of Karns City, PA passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014.
He was born December 24, 1968 in Allegheny County, PA, the youngest son of Glenn L. and the Evelyn Mae (Crawford) Maley.
Bruce was a lifetime resident of the area, growing up in Karns City and later moving to Butler. He was a 1987 graduate of Karns City High School and was employed for 8 years with Friedman’s Supermarket as a stock person. Bruce was of the catholic faith. 

Colleen René Barger

Colleen René Barger

Colleen René Barger, 56, of Chicora, the beloved daughter of Sandy and Wiley Master, passed away late Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler following a courageous battle with cancer. 
Colleen was born in Butler on March 19, 1958.  She lived in Bruin for most of her childhood and graduated from Karns City High School in 1976. She had returned to Chicora after spending a number of years in Florida. Colleen had been employed by Friedman’s Supermarket in Chicora; she was an avid Steeler fan.

Helen C. Delaney

Helen C. Delaney

Helen C. Delaney, 94, of Chicora, formerly of Petrolia, died early Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.
Helen was born in Kaylor on November 12, 1919.  She was the daughter of John William and Laura Rebecca Smith Bishop.  She was of the Lutheran faith.  She enjoyed word puzzles, crossword, crocheting, and playing bingo with her friends in the community room at the Chicora Commons.  She had been a member of the Donegal Grange. 

Justin J. Knisely

Justin J. Knisely

Justin J. Knisely, 21 of Butler and East Brady died Friday April 11, 2014.
Born January 11, 1993, he was the son of Clarence C. and Linda C. (Long) Knisely. 
A 2012 Graduate of Moniteau High School, Justin was a recipient of the Principal Award and played football. 
He was most recently employed by Mason Brother’s Construction in Pittsburgh. 
A member of the Chicora Methodist Church, Justin enjoyed riding quads, fixing cars and going mudding at Yankee Lake. 

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