FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ. — DURHAM – Jean Ellen, 81, Flagstaff, Ariz., passed away peacefully Feb. 28, 2014. Jean began her journey in Johnstown on Aug. 28, 1932. She developed a love for music, which continued throughout her life. She played the violin in school and eventually played for the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. In 1960, Jean, her husband and three children moved to Phoenix, where they had three more children. Jean’s six children were the light of her life. She gave her unconditional love as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and was a friend to many. In the mid ’70s, Jean met her second husband, Claude M. Durham. Jean and Claude enjoyed spending time with their friends and family at their cabin in Colorado. In 1996, Jean and Claude moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., where they loved the mountain life. Jean was an avid naturalist whose love of Arizona led her to explore every bit of the state and inspired future generations of her family by teaching them to appreciate and explore on their own. Jean learned to play the guitar and ukulele and spent many nights singing around the campfire with her family and friends. Her hobbies included crochet (200-plus afghans), gardening, watching movies and playing games. She loved her flowers, especially the hollyhocks and tulips. Jean loved life and will be greatly missed. Preceding her in death are her parents, James “Ted” and Mary Ellen Hoover, and her husband, Claude M. Durham. She is survived by her six children, Beth Humphreys, Patti Shannon, Lynn Loisel, Lisa (Paul) Wilde, David Humphreys and Susan Davis; brothers, James (Phyllis) Hoover and Robert (Diana) Hoover; five stepchildren; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 10 nieces and nephews. Donations can be made on Jean’s behalf to Northland Hospice, P.O. Box 997, Flagstaff, Ariz. 86001. Condolences can be sent to www.norvelowensmortuary.com.
- District Deaths July 25, 2014
Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
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