Robert W. Hoover, 64, of 1111 Beighlea Ave., died at 6:48 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Northwest Medical Center in Franklin. Born Nov. 12, 1936, in Franklin, he was a son of Charles L. and Virginia Reynolds Hoover. Mr. Hoover was a graduate of Franklin High School. He had been employed as a millwright at Chicago Pneumatic Tool for 38 years before retiring in 1993. He was one of the original employees of Community Ambulance Service in Franklin. Mr. Hoover was a member of St. John Episcopal Church in Franklin. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Hoover was married May 2, 1958, to the former Marcella DALMASO, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Kevin Robert Hoover of Oil City and Donn Terry Hoover and his wife Laura of Franklin; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Kit Kaylene) WOODS of Franklin; five grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Hoover of Oil City, and Jessi Marie Woods, Rebekah Kayle Woods, Allison Dawn Hoover and Jennifer Ann VOGAN, all of Franklin. Mr. Hoover is also survived by five brothers, Eugene Hoover and his wife Lucille, Russell Hoover and his wife Mary Ellen, Harold Hoover and his wife Rachel, Terry Hoover and his wife Betty and Paul Hoover and his wife Zeetah, all of Franklin; a sister-in-law, Lucille C. Hoover of Franklin; and his mother-in-law, Claribel HITZEMAN of Franklin. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hoover was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kayle Dianna Hoover; and a brother, Clair Hoover. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Huff Chapel, 312 W. Park St. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. John Episcopal Church with the rector, the Rev. Sean W. Rowe, officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John Episcopal Church, 513 12th St., Franklin.
Robert E. Kinsner, 74, of 51 Park Ave., died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Northwest Medical Center emergency room. Born March 1, 1922, in Franklin, he was the son of the late Edward William and Helen BUGBEE Kinsner. He retired in 1980 after 27 years as a Coremaker for Chicago Pneumatic Tool. Mr. Kinsner was an usher for the Barrow Civic Theatre. He enjoyed Big Band music. Mr. Kinsner was married Sept. 5, 1948, to the former Delores MILNER, who survives. He is also survived by two sons, Steven Kinsner and his wife Nancy of Strasburg, Va., and William E. Kinsner of Franklin; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Jo) SMITH of Franklin; six grandchildren, Brian Kinsner, Kendra Kinsner, Stacy MILLER, Shyra Smith and Michael Smith, all of Franklin, and Kara Kinsner of Statesville, N.C.; two great-grandchildren, Brandon Miller and Alyssa Kinsner, both of Franklin; and a sister, Mrs. Max (Jean) BARK of Corpus Christi, Texas. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald C. Bole, pastor of the Franklin Assembly of God, officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Venango County, 308 Seneca St., Oil City.
Alta M. Gadley, 90, formerly of Siverly, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the Oil City Presbyterian Home where she had been residing. Born June 19, 1910, in Greenwood, Forest County, she was a daughter of the late John P. and Cora HANNAH KNIGHT. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Siverly and the Sewing Club for more than 50 years. Mrs. Gadley had been a housemother at the YWCA for several years. She was married April 23, 1927, to Russell Clyde Gadley who preceded her in death in 1970. Mrs. Gadley is survived by a son, Larry K. Gadley and his wife, Melody, of Kennerdell; a daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. William (Mary) RUPP of Oil City; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, a step-grandson and two step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Gadley was preceded in death by a son, James C. Gadley in 1993; a daughter, Gail LOUISE in 1940; two granddaughters, nine brothers and five sisters. There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Brandon Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bethel United Methodist Church on Colbert Avenue. The Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rose E. McFarland, 80, of Leeper, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Clarion Hospital after an extended illness. Born Sept. 3, 1920, in Leeper, she was the daughter of the late George I. and Amanda GANNON HEASLEY. She was married Sept. 14, 1941, in Mercer, to Harold E. McFarland, who preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1992. Mrs. McFarland is survived by four sons, Harold James "Crow" McFarland of Tylersburg, Michael N. McFarland of Erie, Dale E. McFarland of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Douglas A. McFarland of Lucinda; a daughter, Mrs. Delbert (Rita) WAGNER of Tionesta; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Bernard Heasley and his wife, Florence, of Edinboro; and a sister, Dorothy SMALL and her husband, Edgar, of Tionesta. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. McFarland was preceded in death by two grandsons, four brothers and two sisters. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tionesta with the pastor, the Rev. David Foradori, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary Church Cemetery in Crown. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Farmington Area Ambulance Service. The Borland Funeral Home in Leeper is in charge of arrangements.
Dr. Wayne S. McKinley, 81, of Brookville, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001 at Northwest Medical Center in Franklin. Born Dec. 28, 1919, in Corsica, he was a son of Dr. A. C. and Mary COWAN McKinley. He was a graduate of Grove City College and Temple Medical School. Dr. McKinley was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving with the United States Navy. He was a medical doctor for 50 years in Brookville. Dr. McKinley was a member of the Brookville Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and active in many activities. He was a member of the Jefferson County Medical Society. He supported baseball in the community and was an avid supporter of high school sports, especially track and field, cross country, baseball, football and basketball. Dr. McKinley was married July 4, 1938, to the former Helen E. HAAG, who survives. He is also survived by three sons, Dr. Barry McKinley and his wife Gail of Orinda, Calif., Dr. Erin McKinley and his wife Susan of Oil City and Dr. Geoffrey McKinley and his wife Sharon of Duxbury, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Ann) HULSE of Pleasantville; and 11 grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Dr. William Mark McKinley and his wife Marie of Brookville; and a sister, Barbara McKinley of Duarte, Calif. In addition to his parents, Dr. McKinley was preceded in death by a son, Hugh Wayne McKinley; three brothers, Dr. Oscar, Dr. Randon and infant David McKinley; and two sisters, Elizabeth FAUCETT and Eleanor WRIGHT. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Brookville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Maynard Grunstra officiating. Interment will follow in Pisgah Cemetery in Corsica. The family suggests memorials be made to the Brookville Grays, care of Robert McCullough, RR 5, Box 43, Brookville, 15825, Brookville Presbyterian Church, Main Street, or Dr. Arthur Clifton McKinley Medical Center at Laurelbrooke Landing, 51 Euclid Ave., Brookville.
Marian C. (Myers) West, 87, of Christ the King Manor in DuBois, formerly of Indiana, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at her residence. Born April 10, 1913, in Erie, she was a daughter of Jess and Bertha GIBSON Myers. Mrs. West was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brookville. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. West had been the pastor of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Brookville and had served in pastorships in Johnstown, Scottdale, Monessen, West Decatur and Sarver. She was married to the Rev. William M. West, who preceded her in death July 6, 1988. Mrs. West is survived by four daughters, Joyce STARTZELL of Grampian, Carol J. GARDNER of Richmond, Ind., the Rev. Marlyn SAINSBURY of Millvale, N.J., and Cynthia O'DONNELL of Fruitland Park, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, the Rev. William A. West; and two brothers, Arthur and Albert Myers. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Ciampa and the Rev. Dennis Henley officiating. Interment will follow in Brandon Cemetery in Cranberry Township, Venango County. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.