JOHNSTOWN — 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. Born June 8, 1930, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Robert E. and Mabel (McDowell) Yonker. Preceded in death by husband, S. Dean, and brothers and sisters, Virginia, Lewis, Robert, Ellen and Dorothy. Survived by children, Thomas Rager, and girlfriend, Brenda Krieger; Bonnie, married to Robert Plunkard; and Keith, married to former Tammy Gregory; grandchildren, John (Misty) Plunkard, Timothy (Tawyna) Plunkard and Amy and Jesse and Tara Rager; and great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tyler. Also survived by sisters, Viola, married to Jack Ray, and Shirley, married to James Cameron, and good friends, Dolly Slagle and Ann Polca. Lois was an LPN for Lee Hospital, where she loved her job and was always upbeat. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, Richland Ladies Bowling League, Brownstown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Brownstown Ladies Bingo and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. She loved to fish at her camp at Glendale Yearound, but never got a bite because she was constantly talking. She read a lot of Emeril’s recipes, but never made any of them. Friends received from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, Pastor Philip A. King, officiating. Interment, Benshoff Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to St. Jude’s Haven, 1072 Mount Airy Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15904, or the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com.
- 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.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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