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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Lawrence E. Coy
COY – Lawrence E., 89, Connellsville, Pa., formerly of Johnstown and Somerset, died April 21, 2014, at home.
DRINOSKY – Eugene, 80, Portage, entered eternal rest April 21, 2014, peacefully at home.
George Felix Jr.
FELIX – George Jr., 87, Alum Bank, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Colonial Courtyard in Bedford.
Mary C. Keilman
KEILMAN – Mary C., 62, Ebensburg, born March 26, 1952, in Nanty Glo, died April 21, 2014, at home.
Barbara A. (Geiser) Knapp
KNAPP – Barbara A. (Geiser), 79, Johnstown, passed away April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
SINCAK – Michael, of Hollsopple, loving son, brother, husband and friend to all, passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Richard J. McAndrews Jr.
McANDREWS – Richard J. Jr. “Jimbo,” 57, Windber, passed away after a 2-year-battle with cancer April 22, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Kathleen Mae Speicher
SPEICHER – Kathleen Mae, 48, Conemaugh Township, died April 20, 2014, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.
Julia J. (Gresh) Voeghtly
VOEGHTLY – Julia J. (Gresh), 74, Johnstown, passed away peacefully April 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Palliative Care Unit.
Ruth M. Ziemba
ZIEMBA – Ruth M., 84, Cover Hill, formerly of Park Hill, went to be with the Lord April 4, 2014, at LaurelWood Care Center.
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Georgia R. Brown
BROWN – Georgia R., 90, Lincoln Highway, Bedford, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home.
John R. Franko Jr.
FRANKO – John R. Jr. “Bunko,” 72, Conemaugh, died April 20, 2014, at home.
Dorothy Mae Gillman
GILLMAN – Dorothy Mae, 93, Mount Hope, went to be with her Lord April 22, 2014.
Hulda Elmira Heslop
HESLOP – Hulda Elmira, 95, formerly of Ferndale and New Paris, died April 21, 2014, at Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Jean M. Holtz
HOLTZ – Jean M., 82, Hastings, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 21, 2014, at Golden Living-HAIDA.
Margaret Gloria Marsh
MARSH – Margaret Gloria, born Dec. 28, 1927, was called to her heavenly home April 19, 2014.
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Wayne R. Bailey
BAILEY – Wayne R., 53, South Fork, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home.
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