HOLLSOPPLE R.D. — COUGHENOUR – Betty Jane (Sipe), 87, Hollsopple R.D., went to her heavenly home Sept. 21, 2013, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor, where she received exceptional and loving care. Born March 3, 1926, in Ferndale, daughter of Harold T. and Irene (Howard) Sipe. Preceded in death by parents; an infant brother; brothers-in-law, Louis C. Hersh and James Webreck; and sister-in-law, Barby Lou (Coughenour) Webreck. She is survived by her loving husband, Karl, to whom she was married for 67 years. Also survived by sister, Edna Hersh, and brother-in-law, Donald J. Coughenour, married to Carol (Stiffler). Betty is survived by son, Harold J., married to Sue (Holsopple), and their children, Karla Coughenour and Krista, married to Lucas Shaffer; son, Ronald G., married to Brenda (Yoder), and their children, Ronald Couchenour Jr., married to Judy (Morgan), and Laurie, married to Thomas Grosik; daughter, Patti A., married to Frank E. Besyk, and their son, Brett E. Besyk, married to Jennifer (Bendik); and son, Terry L., and his children, Rachael, married to Michael Colon and Hannah, Elisheba and Makayla. Betty is survived by 11 great-grandchildren, Samantha, Grant, Monica, Clay, Sage, Ryan, Jacob, Nicholas, Olivia, Julianna and Aubrey. Betty loved her Lord above all else; spending many hours reading scriptures and was a wonderful prayer warrior. She sang in the church choir for 30 years, taught Sunday school at least 50 years and was Bible school superintendent with an enrollment of 60 children for many years. She made her church’s history by being the first female elected as council president. Betty was a very hard working farm wife where she baked eight loaves of bread every Monday, baked a cake or cookies daily, churned butter and made large meals to feed her family of six all on a wood burning cookstove. Betty also loved to knit, crochet, embroider and sew. People from all over the country have beautiful items lovingly made by her. She washed huge loads of laundry every week using a wringer washer and hanging them out to dry on a clothesline. Betty raised a huge garden and canned, pickled and dried everything she possibly could. She made the most delicious elderberry jelly around. A very special thank you to Horizons Hospice for their compassionate care. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, and from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Main Street, Boswell, the Rev. Larry Hoover, officiating. Interment, Maple Spring Cemetery.
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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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