PORTAGE — WOODS – Mrs. Lila Ruth (Hooker), went to be with the Lord June 21, 2013. The Virginia native, a resident of Portage since 1972, was 91. Ruth was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. One of the great joys in her life was to have her family around her, and her smile was at its widest when she could look around a room and see many of her loved ones at once. One of the last great celebrations in her life was her 91st birthday party, not because it was about her, but because it brought so much of her family together in one place. A devout Methodist, Ruth was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Portage, where she also was a part of the United Methodist Women. Her faith was essential to her happiness and peace of mind, and as she anticipated her last days she carefully chose the Scripture and hymns that she wanted to help carry her home. Ruth was born March 26, 1922, in Jewell Ridge, Va., daughter of George Crockett Hooker and Ida Merle (Steele) Hooker, both deceased. Her siblings include the late Kenneth Hooker (Christine); Frieda Miller, Greenville, S.C.; and Harry Hooker (Judy), Brandon, Fla. Her husband, Blaine Eugene Woods, preceded her in death in 1997. With her husband, she had three children, Ronald (Pat) Woods, Portage; Connie (Rich) Heldenfels, Mogadore, Ohio; and Clarke (Kim) Woods, Harrisburg. They in turn blessed her with seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Portage. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, the Rev. Michael Long, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asked contributions be made to Trinity United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be expressed at kinleyfuneralhome.com.
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Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
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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.
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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.
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