NEWVILLE — PLETCHER – Margaret Ann, 94, a resident of Green Ridge Village, Newville, Pa., died on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Born Aug. 15, 1919, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Charles E. and Catherine Thomas Allison. Margaret was a member of Newville Church of the Brethren. She was a 1937 graduate of Ferndale High School and then went on to graduate as a registered nurse from Windber Hospital School of Nursing. She married the Rev. Ordo M. Pletcher in 1939. As a minister’s wife, Margaret served along-side her husband for more than 60 years in numerous Church of the Brethren congregations throughout South Central Pennsylvania. She also had her own career as an R.N., was an evaluator for Goodwill Industries, a teacher’s aide in the Big Spring School District and had worked in the human resource department of Ingersoll Rand. Survived by her sons, Randall M. (Donna) Pletcher, Newville; Trent (Clarene) Pletcher, Enola; and Reid A. (Linda) Pletcher, Shippensburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Charles E. Allison and James Allison, Johnstown. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ordo M. Pletcher, who died Sept. 10, 2001, and brother, John “Jack” Allison. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Ridge Church of the Brethren, Shippensburg, the Rev. Earl K. Zeigler and the Rev. John F. Hess, officiating. Interment will follow at Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Newville Church of the Brethren, 16 Carlisle Road Newville, Pa. 17241. Online condolences may be expressed at www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.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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