The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

July 5, 2014

Elsie M. Berkebile

FERNDALE — BERKEBILE – Elsie M., 75, Ferndale, died July 4, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center. Born July 18, 1938, in Dunlo, daughter of Samuel and Nora (Allison) Pennel. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, George, Junior and Russell; and sisters, Clara Sherman, Maude Locher and Lena Shaffer. Survived by husband, Mervin “Skip” Berkebile; and children, Robin Stealey, Ohio; Robert Miller, and wife, Alice, Johnstown; Mary Jo (Harry Sheets), Indiana, Pa.; and Linda Berkebile, Johnstown. Also survived by stepdaughter, Debbie Humphreys, Johnstown; 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Sister of William Pennel and Betty Sheridan, both of Ohio. She was a longtime member of Ferndale VFD Auxiliary and other fire auxiliaries. Elsie enjoyed bus trips to the casinos with Lodestar. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday,  with Pastor Len Findley officiating. Interment, Richland Cemetery.

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