RICHLAND — HARTLAND (KELLEY) – Ruth K., 98, Richland, died Sept. 20, 2013, on National Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, at LaurelView Village with her family at her bedside. Born July 19, 1915, in Richland Township, daughter of David and Clara (Custer) Bheam. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by first husband, Clarence E. Kelley; second husband, Shannon Hartland; son, Gary B. Kelley; sisters, Flo M. Curry, Martha Jean Hite and Lois F. Henry; and brothers, Don Bheam and David F. Bheam Jr., in World War II. Survived by daughter, Joye, wife of William Stephens, Davidsville; grandchildren, Kelley, married to Doug Hornbecker, Hagerstown, Md.; Brad Kelley, and special friend, Stephanie Martin, South Fork; Sarah Kelley, Elton; and William (Tracy) Stephens, Boswell; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brady Hornbecker; Matthew, Kimberly and Andrew Kelley; and Ryan, Trevor and Cassandra Stephens; sister, Bettie Montgomery, San Antonio, Texas; brother, Jack Bheam, married to former Mary Lou Pages, Akron, Ohio; brothers-in-law, Richard Curry and Ray Henry; and numerous nieces and nephews. A 1934 graduate of Richland High School. She was oldest living member of Bethany United Methodist Church, serving in various positions at church during her lifetime. Past matron and 50-year member of Anna L. Windolph Chapter No. 459, Order of Eastern Star. Past worthy high priestess and 50-year member of Decapolis Shrine No. 29. Ruth was a pioneer in the cosmetic industry as one of the first Mary Kay Cosmetics consultants in the state of Pennsylvania. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Patricia Cleary, officiating. Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. Family suggests donations to Bethany United Methodist Church, 112 Leventry Road, Johnstown, Pa. 15904, in memory of Ruth. The family would like to thank the staff at LaurelView Village for their professional and loving care of Ruth. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
Treena Burkett Roddy
RODDY – Treena Burkett, 43, Somerset, went to be with the Lord Dec. 10, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown.
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Jean Kennedy Budlong
BUDLONG – Jean Kennedy, 85, Windber and Indian Lake, died Dec. 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.
Phyllis V. Reese Fuller
REESE FULLER – Phyllis V., 94, Lower Alsace Township, formerly of Shillington and Davidsville, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at 9:07 a.m. in her home.
Michele Ann (Burns) Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Michele Ann (Burns), 66, Lorain Borough, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer.
Richard E. Pearson
PEARSON – Richard E., 84, Chambersburg, and formerly of Fairfax, Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at his home with his wife of 32 years at his side.
Margaret M. Bunda
BUNDA – Margaret M., 83, Johnstown, went into the loving arms of our Lord Dec. 9, 2013, at home with her family and friends by her side.
Ellen (Schwarting) Merker
MERKER – Ellen (Schwarting), 89, passed away Dec. 7, 2013, in Davidsville.
Russell W. Moehler
MOEHLER – Russell W., “Ducky,” 98, Woodvale, died Dec. 10, 2013, at the Atrium Manor.
Ronald E. Moskey Sr.
MOSKEY – Ronald E. Sr., 75, Jennerstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at home.
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