Margaret Aaron, 85, of Marble, wife of Robert P. Aaron Sr., died Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, 2001, in Northwest Medical Center at Franklin. The Faller Funeral Home of Fryburg is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be published Thursday in The Derrick. CHARLES
Charles Thompson "Charlie" Altman, 79, of Canoe Ripple Road, Sligo, died suddenly of natural causes Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at his residence. The Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be published Thursday in The Derrick.
Eileen Marie Baker, 75, of 832 Elk St., died at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at her residence following an extended illness. The Reinsel Funeral Home in Oil City is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be published Thursday in The News-Herald.
Patricia Ann Fair, 64, of 383 Camp Road, Tionesta, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in Clarion Hospital. Born March 19, 1937, in Connellsville, she was the daughter of John and LaRue Mortimer Queer. Mrs. Fair retired in 1998 from Westmoreland Regional Hospital where she had worked as an emergency room technician. She was married in Winchester, Ind., Jan. 19, 1972, to Raymond Fair, who survives. Also surviving are three sons, Thomas Miller Jr. and his wife, Mona, of Mount Pleasant, Gary Miller of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jerry Fair and his wife, Marcia, of Winchester, Ind.; two daughters, Kay Myers and her husband, Donald, and Vylinda Driskill, all of Winchester, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Fair was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Queer, William Queer and Samuel Mortimer; and a sister, Gerry Houstach. A private funeral service was held Tuesday in the Borland Funeral Home, Inc. in Leeper. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of one's choice.
Erma Nadine Hetrick, 82, of Hollidaysburg, formerly of Dora, Jefferson County, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, with whom she had resided. Born Jan. 30, 1919, in Dora, she was a daughter of Winfield D. and Pearl E. Reed Mowrey. Mrs. Hetrick was a homemaker and enjoyed her great-grandchildren. She was a Protestant. Mrs. Hetrick was married April 8, 1939, to Elmer M. "Bunny" Hetrick, who died Oct. 12, 1997. Surviving are two sons and their wives, Royce and Karen Ord Hetrick of North Washington and Thomas and Mary Louise DeJulius Hetrick of Tiffin, Ohio; one daughter and son-in-law, Roxine and Merv Copp of Hollidaysburg; five grandchildren, John Marshall Hetrick, Pamela Copp, Colleen Breinick, Wendy Brown and Aaron Hetrick; and seven great-grandchildren, Brace, Brock and Brooke Breinick, Olivia and Noak Brown and Todd and Gerrod Hetrick. She also is survived by a brother, Dean Bell of New Bethlehem; and a sister, Lula Hetrick of Brookville. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hetrick was preceded in death by her stepfather, Clarence M. Bell; a sister, Helen Lowman; and a brother, C. Harold Bell. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Charles D. Alcorn Funeral Home, Hawthorn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Alt, pastor of the Dora Evangelical Church, officiating. Interment will be in Dora Cemetery, Ringgold Township, Jefferson County. The family suggests memorials be made to the Dora Evangelical Church, RD 4, Punxsutawney, 15767.
Elmer Little, 81, formerly of 30 W. Fourth St., Oil City, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, in Sugar Creek Station, Franklin RD 3. Born June 28, 1920, in Kentucky, he was a son of Jason R. and Lorraine Begley Little. Mr. Little's great interests were skiing and walking. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Arbutus "Boots" Hackett of Franklin. In addition to his parents, Mr. Little was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Bauldt. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ronald C. Bole, VNA hospice pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
Keith L. McCleary, 55, of Mayport RD 1, Jefferson County, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at his residence. Born Nov. 12, 1945, in Licking Township, he was a son of Russell L. and Ola Mae Dixon McCleary. Mr. McCleary was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the Army Signal Corps as a sergeant E-5, and did an 18-month tour of duty in Vietnam. He was retired from Clarion University maintenance department where he worked on the grounds crew. Mr. McCleary was a member of the Moose and Eagles clubs in Clarion and was a former member of the American Legion Post in Clarion. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Pinecrest Country Club. Mr. McCleary was married June 28, 1969, to Marty Cunningham, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, Ola Mae McCleary of Shippenville; a son and his wife, Michael L. and Barb McCleary of Mayport; a daughter, Karen L. McCleary of Mayport and her fiance, Jeff Stephens; and four grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Austin and Renee McCleary. He also is survived by two brothers, Bradley McCleary of Simpsonville, S.C., and his friend, Kathy Clark, and Eric McCleary and his wife, Kathi, of Emlenton; and two sisters and their husbands, Rita and Gus Magrini of Florence, Ala., and Kim and Dan Augustinho of Rocky Hill, Conn. Mr. McCleary was preceded in death by his father, Russell McCleary, in June 1967; and one brother, Ed McCleary. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Goble Funeral Home of Clarion. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Belloit officiating. Interment will follow in the Clarion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
John C. Weichel, 90, formerly of Franklin, died at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Mr. Weichel was principal of Franklin High School from 1965 to 1972. The Schellhaas Funeral Home of Bakerstown is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be published in The Derrick.
Frances A. Whitling, 86, formerly of the Knox area, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 24, 2001, in Beverly Healthcare-Shippenville. Born Nov. 6, 1914, in Ashland Township, Clarion County, she was the daughter of Henry M. and Ida R. Shirey Whitling. Miss Whitling was a former member of St. Mark Memorial Chapel in Kossuth. She was a homemaker and enjoyed embroidery. Surviving are a brother, Walter H. Whitling and his wife, Sarah, of Knox; a sister, Bernice Kinney and her husband, James, of Spartansburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Miss Whitling was preceded in death by a sister, Myrna Foltz; and three brothers, Joseph Whitling, Glenn Whitling and Kenneth Whitling. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the William N. Rupert Funeral Home, Knox. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Mark Memorial Chapel, Kossuth, with the Rev. Leonard Kinney, nephew of Miss Whitling, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Kossuth.