Obituaries

Betty S. “Joanie” Headland

Betty S. “Joanie” Headland

Betty S. “Joanie” Headland, 78, of Seven Hills Rd., Chicora, Oakland Township, passed away Monday afternoon, April 6, 2015 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler following a short illness.

Joseph P. Brusina

Joseph P. Brusina, age 78 of Chicora, PA did at 11:10 p.m. Thursday March 26th 2015 in the Community Living at the V.A. Hospital in Butler.
He was born in Carnegie, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 18, 1937 to the late Joseph Brusina and Emma Allshouse Brusina.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, Coast Guard, Navy Reserve and the Army National Guard. He was a diesel mechanic and locksmith and worked for Keystone Detroit Diesel in Cranberry Township until his retirement.
He married Ruby E. Barnhart Brusina on October 8, 1977. She preceded him in death June 2, 2002.

Helen W. Dreibelbis

Helen W. Dreibelbis

Helen W. Dreibelbis, 89, of West Home Road, Emlenton, passed away Thursday evening, April 2, 2015 at the Dreibelbis family farm after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family, daughter Melanie Grimm and her husband, Robert, of Boardman, Ohio, son Jeffrey Dreibelbis and his wife, Lorraine, of Williston, VT, daughter Catherine Horner and her husband, David, of Boalsburg, PA, and daughter Linda Marshall of Boalsburg, PA.

Esther D. Berteotti

Esther D. Berteotti

Esther D. Berteotti, age 90, of Chicora, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at 1:15 am Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Butler Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Yatesboro, PA on September 20, 1924 to the late Ellia Caresani and Asunta Coradi Caresani.

Joseph P. Brusina

Joseph P. Brusina, age 78 of Chicora, PA did at 11:10 p.m. Thursday March 26th 2015 in the Community Living at the V.A. Hospital in Butler.
He was born in Carnegie, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 18, 1937 to the late Joseph Brusina and Emma Allshouse Brusina.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, Coast Guard, Navy Reserve and the Army National Guard. He was a diesel mechanic and locksmith and worked for Keystone Detroit Diesel in Cranberry Township until his retirement.
He married Ruby E. Barnhart Brusina on October 8, 1977. She preceded him in death June 2, 2002.

LUELLA M. WILSON

LUELLA M. WILSON, 85, of Butler Co., Parker, Pa. passed away Sunday evening, March 29, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Punxsutawney, Pa. on December 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Mary Buzzard Trayer.
Luella was a graduate of the former Sligo High School.
Mrs. Wilson was employed over twenty years as an inspector in the production of restaurant china with a company known as Allegheny-Buffalo China at Clarendon, Pa.

Kathleen “Kathy” Y. Schnell

Kathleen “Kathy” Y. Schnell

KATHLEEN “Kathy” Y. SCHNELL, 49, of Parker, Pa. passed away late Monday evening, March 30, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.

Born in Brookville, Pa. on June 26, 1965, she was the daughter of Elmer and Charlotte Fox Boyer of Siegel, Pa. She was married to Eric P. Schnell on July 2, 1988.

A graduate of Brookville High School, she was employed at Adobe Coal for a period of time. She then began employment in the office of Sonneborne at Petrolia where she worked over twenty years.

Laurie Jean Stalker McFadden

Laurie Jean Stalker McFadden

LAURIE JEAN STALKER McFADDEN, 61, of Parker passed away suddenly early Monday morning, March 30, 2015 at her residence of natural causes.

Born in Butler, Pa. on Dec. 30, 1953, she was the daughter of Dorothy Stewart Stalker of Parker and the late Frank L. Stalker.

She was protestant by faith, and a graduate of the Karns City High School.

Jean was a former manager at Co-Go’s at Emlenton, and had been employed at the former Rodger’s Market and Parker House Hotel, both in Parker. She was a social member of the VFW at Parker.

GLENNA A. BARGER

GLENNA A. BARGER, 83, of Toby Twp., Parker, Pa. passed away early Monday evening, March 30, 2015 at the home of her caregivers, Susie and Mike Kifer, following a period of declining health.
Born in Greenville, Pa. on May 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Wavie Price Grazier.
She was employed over fifteen years by the former Glass Containers at Parker. Glenna also cooked the weekly dinners for the former Parker Rotary at the VFW for many years.
Glenna was protestant by faith.

Howard E. “Howdy” Barger

Howard E. “Howdy” Barger

Howard E. “Howdy” Barger, 90, of Petrolia St., Karns City, went to be with the Lord at 11:35 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2015 at the home of his step daughter in Chicora with his loving wife by his side.
Howard was born in Dutch Hill, Clarion County, on March 26, 1925. He was the son of Perry and Emma Wyant Barger.
He attended Parker High School. Howard was a sergeant in the U.S. Army serving in field artillery and communications during the Korean War. He retired from Witco Chemical in Petrolia following 38 years of service.

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