EAST TAYLOR TOWNSHIP — GILLIN – Willa Jean, 87, East Taylor Township, went to be with her Lord Sept. 4, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home. Born Sept. 16, 1925, in Johnstown, daughter of Fred A. Sr. and Minnie M. (Reighard) Agey. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Rev. Richard D. Gillin; three infant grandchildren; one infant great-grandson; brother, Fred Agey Jr.; and sister, Lorena Miller. Survived by her loving children, Cindy, wife of Robert Barclay, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Marsha, wife of Charles Smith, Johnstown; Andrea, wife of Barry Thompson, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Zane, married to the former Rose Alvarez, Goshen, Ind.; and Daria, wife of Frank Huber, Brick, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Gerry Agey, Johnstown; also numerous nieces and nephews. Willa Jean was a lifelong member of Conemaugh Church of the Brethren. She and her late husband, Richard, pastored many churches and were active in church organizations, including Western Pennsylvania Church of the Brethren Disaster Services. They participated in several projects in the United States helping areas that were hit by hurricanes, floods or tornadoes. Willa Jean enjoyed teaching in the Sunshine Club and children’s ministries. She will be remembered for her kind hospitality. Willa Jean welcomed people from many walks of life into her home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First St., Conemaugh, and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Monday at Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Horrace “Butch” Derr, officiating. Interment, Headrick Union Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Conemaugh Church of the Brethren, 1256 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15909, or to New Day Ministries, 109 South St., Johnstown, Pa. 15901, in memory of Willa Jean. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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