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Smoke Run - The funeral for Robert Lloyd, 78, of Smoke Run, will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Mr. Lloyd's home with the Rev. W. Marvin Freed officiating. Interment will follow in Hegarty Cemetery at Hegarty Crossroads in Beccaria Township. Mr. Lloyd died Wednesday Oct. 8, in Philipsburg. (The Progress October 10, 1975)


Mrs. Mary M. Lord, wife of William Lord, of Beccaria township, died suddenly at her home in that township on Monday afternoon, July 4th, 1898, of heart disease. She was aged 67 years, 3 months and 13 days. The deceased was born at Raintown, Ireland. In 1837, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steward emigrated to this country and settled in Altoona, and from there removed to what was then called Oxbow, in Beccaria township, now Bigler township. On November 4, 1848 she was united in marriage to William Lord. Thirty one years ago last April they took up their residence on the farm where she died. Mrs. Lord was a loving mother and a kind neighbor and was held in high esteem by all who had an acquaintance with her. She had been a faithful member of the M.E. church for 20 years. The funeral services were held at her late residence at 10 o’clock Wednesday, July 6th by Rev. Hugh Strain, of the Glen Hope M.E. church. The remains were in charge of undertaker J.M. Beers and interment was made in the Cross Roads cemetery. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends attended the funeral. Mrs. Lord was the mother of eight children, four having preceded her to the grave. Those surviving are as follows: John, at home in Beccaria township; Mrs. Emma McCoy of Beccaria township; Mrs. Laura Roland of Ebensburg; and Mrs. Nisha Boyce of Houtzdale. She is also survived by her husband and one sisters, Mrs. Samuel Kuhn of Glasgow, Pa.


Irvona – Anthony J. Marano, 57, of Irvona, died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield. Born May 3, 1948, at Philipsburg, he was the son of the late Gasper and Ramona (Kelly) Marano. He was a member of St. Basil the Great Roman Catholic Church, Coalport. Mr. Marano worked as a contract driver for the U. S. mail. He is survived by three sisters, Jeannie Ilnicky and her husband, John, of Irvona; Marie Marano of Irvona and Anthoinett Marana of Irvona; two nephews, Frank Marano and his wife, Lisa, of East Hickory and John Ilnicky and his wife, Amber, Cambridge, England; a great niece, Kimberly Marano of East Hickory; and a great nephew, Matthew Marano, of East Hickory. Mr. Marano was preceded in death by his parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at ST. Basil the Great Roman Catholic Church, Coalport, with Father Alex Amico officiating. Interment will follow at Cross Roads Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home, Irvona. A Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.


State College - Daniel Randolph McCoy of 1870 N. Atherton St., State College, died at his home Saturday at 10:15 a.m. Born at Utahville, Clearfield County, on Dec. 12, 1892, he was a son of William Millard and Jennie (Caldwell) McCoy. Surviving are his wife, the former Pearl G. Cross; four sons:" Robert R., Gettysburg; Thomas R., Naval officer at San Diego, Calif.; Glenn E., State College; Daniel E., Jericho, N.Y.; two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Martha Heverly, Greensburg; Mrs. Helen Dull, Gordon L. McCoy, both of Altoona; Davis E. McCoy, Utahville; and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Bethel Methodist Church, Hegarty's Crossroads, Clearfield County. The Rev. Ivan W. Moyer Jr. will officiate and burial will follow in Hegarty's Crossroads Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Koch Funeral Home, State College, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. (The Progress July 24, 1961)


Utahville - Davis M. McCoy, 75, of Utahville, died Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Tri-County Community Hospital at Philadelphia where he had been a patient since April 15. Born at Hegarty's Crossroads, Utahville R.D., Aug. 5, 1889, he was a son of Millard and Jennie (Caldwell) McCoy. Prior to his retirement he had taught in the B-C-I Schools. Mr. McCoy is survived by five children: Richard of Utahville, Samuel of Houtzdale, and Mrs. Frank (Helen) Dowd, Mrs. Otto (Patricia) Kucera and Mrs. Richard (Judy) Shertzer, all of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Heverly of Greensburg and Mrs. Helen Dull of Altoona. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Pearl Cowen, and by a son, Dennis, who was killed during World War II. Funeral services will be held in the Hunter-Lloyd Funeral Home, Irvona, tomorrow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Edward Murray will officiate and interment will be in the Crossroads Cemetery, Utahville R.D. Friends will be received in the funeral home from 7 to 10 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Cancer Society. (The Progress June 6, 1965)


Beccaria Township Loses Good Citizen

Death Results From Grip, The Culmination of a Severe Cold, Hastened by Heart Trouble

Death claimed H. Lane McCoy, one of Beccaria Township’s best known and most highly respected residents, at his pretty rural home near Beccaria on Memorial Day, Thursday morning, May 30, 1929, at half-past five o’clock his death following a brief illness with grip and resultant heart trouble, since May 1st, when he contracted a severe cold. In Mr. McCoy’s death Beccaria Township loses one of the most highly respected citizens as he in various capacities most creditably filled important local offices of the township. He, too, will be missed not only in his home, but in church circles, he having been a devout and lifelong member of the Methodist church. He married Miss Harriet Augusta Spiece in 1880, who preceded him to the grave some three years ago. To their union twelve children were born, the surviving being Mrs. J.F. Williams of Mahaffey; Mrs. George Mullen of Utahville; Howard and Henry McCoy of Rochester, New York; Dr. C.L. McCoy, of Hastings; Mrs. (Dr.) G.A. Ricketts, of Osceola Mills; Mrs. David Marshall, of Beccaria; Mrs. William Hensal, of Madera; George McCoy, at home; Mrs. Randolph Troxell, of Pittsburgh; two children, Mrs. David Mong, who died at Rochester, New York and Alton McCoy who died by accidental drowning in 1910. One sister and two brothers survive, Mrs. A.C. Stauffer, of Lancaster; Al of Smoke Run, and Blake of Hooversville. Twenty-eight grandchildren survive. Mr. McCoy was a grandson of Dennis McCoy, who came from Ireland and settled in Beccaria Township over one hundred years ago. H. Lane McCoy had resided on the farm where he died since 1880. The funeral services were conducted at his late home on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, the officiating ministers being Rev. Norris of Madera, and Rev. Dougherty at Glen Hope. At death Mr. McCoy was aged 73 years, nine months and seven days. The funeral was one of the largest in this section in many years, the cortege being over one mile in length. Interment was made in the Hegarty’s Cross Roads cemetery.

H. Lane McCoy died at home near Glasgow on May 30, 1929 of complications. He was born August 23, 1855. His wife is dead. Ten children survive: Mrs. J. F. Williams, Mrs. George Mullen, Howard, Henry, Dr. C. L. McCoy, Mrs. Allen Ricketts, Mrs. David Marshall, Mrs. William Hensel, George, and Mrs. Randolph Troxell. Interment will be in the Crossroads Cemetery, Hegarty Cross Roads. (Altoona Tribune, June 1, 1929).


Wife of A. L. McCoy died at her home at 412 Willow avenue at 6:30 o’clock last evening. She was the daughter of Michael and Mary Myers of Cambria Mills and was born on Sept. 20, 1858. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Jones of Bradford; a son, John, at home; and the following brothers and sisters; Blair Myers of Blandburg; Mrs. James Heverly of Altoona; Mrs. E. J. Kuhn of Blandburg and Mrs. David Lovell of Blandburg. She was a member of the Fourth Lutheran church. Funeral services will be held at the home on Thursday morning at 9 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. P. W. Quay and the body will be taken to Hegarty’s Crossroads for interment.


Mrs. Susanna McCoy Died at Pitcairn, Pa.

Was A Former Resident of This Community, Died At Home Of Her Daughter, Mrs. Rex Keller

Mrs. Susanna McCoy, a former resident of this community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rex Keller at Pitcairn, Pa., Wednesday evening October 9th, 1929 at 6 p.m. Death was due to a complication of diseases incident to old age. She was born on July 22, 1843 in Clearfield County. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Rex Keller of Pitcairn, Pa., at whose home she died; Mrs. John Gwin of Mountaindale, Pa.; James E. McCoy of Johnstown; Blair and John V. McCoy of Juniata. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Glasgow Lutheran church. Interment was made at the Cross Roads cemetery.

*NOTE: the dates in Susanna’s obit are different than what is on her stone.


A resident of Beccaria township, Clearfield county, died of his home Sunday evening of paralysis, death following a lengthy illness. Deceased was born June 27, 1853. In 1877 he was married to Miss Jennie Caldwell of Glen Hope and they established their home on the farm where he died. His wife died in 1900. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Mattie Heverly and Mrs. Edith Witherow of Hollidaysburg; John of Bellwood; George, Daniel and Davis of Utahville; Miss Helen, a graduate of the Mercy Hospital, Altoona and Gordon, at home. Mr. McCoy. Mr. McCoy was a long time member of the Methodist church at Cross Roads and of the grange at Utahville. Funeral service was held at the home this afternoon. Interment followed at the Cross Roads cemetery.


Gerald L. Miller, 78, Hollentown, died Friday morning, April 27, 2001, at Altoona Hospital. Born Jan. 2, 1923, in Glasgow, the son of the late Howard W. and Verna K. (Weimert) Miller. On Dec. 28, 1944, in West Decatur, he married Virginia R. Kelley, who survives, along with two daughters: Vicki L. McCully, Van Ormer, and Lucille R. Turner, Blandburg; two sons, Kenneth G., Addison, N.Y., and Duane C., Hollentown; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Virginia Wilkinson, Curwensville, Ruth Dunlap, Allemans, and Grace Davies, Towson, Md.; and one brother, Galen, Randallstown, Md. Preceded in death by five brothers: Clair, Robert, Clyde, Bruce and Randall; and two sisters: Kathryn Zupon and Thelma Thomas. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving as a T5 in the Asiatic Theater. He was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Irvona, and the Coalport VFW. He retired in November 1981 as a foreman from Rushton Mines, Philipsburg. Friends received from 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the McQuown Funeral Home, Glasgow, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Paul Jacobson officiating. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Coalport RD. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, hiking, his friends and his family.


John Price, 77, Coalport died Thursday night in the Miners’ Hospital Spangler after an extended illness. He is survived by several children. (Clearfield Progress – December 3, 1937)


Funeral services were held Sunday for Mrs. Rachel Rex, 99, grandmother of W. C. Green who died Friday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Emma Jean Green in Palmyra, N. J. Burial was made in the Hegarty Cross Roads Cemetery near Utahville. (Clearfield Progress – May 20, 1937)


Mrs. Shrock, 68, of Coalport RD died at 2:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 1984, in Mountain Laurel Nursing Home, Clearfield, following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 22, 1916, in Mount Joy, the daughter of Jesse and Bertha (Hubler) Green, and June 6, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., married Thomas Shrock. Surviving are her husband, six children: Thomas Jr. of Houtzdale, David of Coalport, Kathy Phillips of New Holland, Gaye Scott of Evansville, Ind.; Gloria Arkright of Pittsburgh and Robin of Naples, Fla., and 10 grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters: Mae Mechtley of Allentown, Elva Barnner of Richfield and Bertha Johnston of Irvona. Mrs. Shrock was a member of the Glen Hope United Methodist Church. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Lloyd Funeral Home Inc., Irvona, and noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the Glen Hope United Methodist Church.

SHROCK – Services for Doris Shrock of Coalport of Coalport RD will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Glen Hope United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Walter Patton. Interment in Crossroads Cemetery, Coalport RD. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Lloyd Funeral Home Inc., Irvona, and noon until time of services Monday in the church.


Glasgow - George W. Semple, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 1, at Pennsgrove, N.J. Graveside services will be conducted this Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock (DST) at the Crossroads Cemetery, Utahville R.D. Mr. Semple was born March 2, 1886, the son of David and Amanda (Root) Semple. He resided at Pennsgrove more than 30 years. Survivors include a brother, William, of Altoona, and a sister Mrs. Vida Brown of Westgrove, Pa. The Troxell Funeral Home of Glasgow is in charge of funeral arrangements. (The Progress October 4, 1961)


Esteemed Glasgow Lady Passes Away

Mrs. Rebecca Frances Semple, wife of Samuel Semple, died at her home in Glasgow, Saturday, April 23rd. Death being due to a complication of diseases following illness of several months. Mrs. Semple was born at Utahville, Clearfield County, Pa., April 19th, 1851 the eldest of a family of nine children of John and Martha McCoy, deceased. She was united in marriage to Samuel Semple on April 4, 1871, to this union two sons were born, one of which survives her. Mrs. Semple was a life-long member of the Utahville United Brethren Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, John D. Semple, of Clearfield, and two granddaughters, Mrs. G. A. Jackson, of Irvona, and Mildred Frances Semple of Pittsburgh, and the following brothers and sisters, H. L. and W. McCoy of Hegarty’s Crossroads; Mrs. Roberta Stauffer, of Lancaster, Pa., and S. B. McCoy of Hooversville, Pa. Funeral services were conducted at the late home Monday, April 25th, at 2 o’clock, by the Rev. Chilcote, pastor of the United Brethren church of Glasgow, the Rev. Gross, pastor of the Glasgow Lutheran church assisting. Interment was made at Hegarty’s Crossroad cemetery, in charge of Undertaker C. J. Troxell.


Samuel Semple Dies

Samuel Semple passed away Friday, March 25th, at 12:45 p.m. at the home of his son, J. D. Semple of 1024 Daisy street, after an illness of nine days. He was born at Hegarty's Cross Roads on January 11, 1849, and was therefore 83 years of age. Mr. Semple is survived by one brother, W. S. Semple of Florida, by one son, and by two granddaughters, Mrs. G. A. Jackson and Mildred Semple, both of New York City. Funeral services will be held at the Semple residence on Daisy street Monday afternoon at 1:30. Interment at Hegarty's Cross roads. Please omit flowers. (The Progress March 26, 1932)


Thursday morning, February 2nd, 1898, Mrs. Hannah Shoff died at the residence of her son Sides Shoff in Beccaria township, aged 85 years, 10 months and 29 days. Grip was the cause of her death. Mrs. Shoff's maiden name was Glasgow, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Glasgow, who were among the earliest settlers of what is now Reade township in Cambria county. She was married to John Shoff, who preceded her to the grave about 33 years ago. She is survived by four daughters and four sons. The deceased had been a member of the Presbyterian church for 65 years. The funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by the Presbyterian minister of Ramey, assisted by Rev. Hugh Strain of the M. E. church, Glen Hope, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Cross Roads cemetery. Undertaker Beers had charge of the remains.


Madera – Boaz D. Stewart, well known resident of this place, died in the Philipsburg State Hospital Tuesday evening, March 4, at 6:35 o’clock. Death was attributed to a heart condition. He was the son of the late Joseph and Jennie Stewart and died at the age of 52. Funeral services will be held from the Charles S. Shoff Funeral Home in Madera on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Hegarty’s Crossroads Cemetery. (The Progress, March 6, 1941)


Houtzdale – Joelene J. Termin, 70, of Houtzdale, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at her residence. Born July 13, 1935, at Dysart, she was a daughter of Ralph and Margaret (Shoemaker) Batts. Mrs. Termin was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Richard Termin and his wife, the former Joan Jenkins, of Utahville and Thomas Termin and his wife, the former Sandy Cussick of Glen Hope; two daughters, Margaret Gaul and her husband, Eugene, of Houtzdale and April Reifer and her husband, Shawn, of Harrisburg; a stepdaughter, Frances Ruffley of Mahaffey; five grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, HiRoy Batts of California and a sister, Alama Belle Wogan of Denver. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Termin was preceded in death by her husband, Francis E. Termin, who died Dec. 2, 1992; a stepson, Sam Termin; and a brother, Joelelton Batts. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home, Irvona. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Witherow officiating. Interment will be at Crossroads Cemetery, Coalport RD.


Mr. Twigg, 73, of Smoke Run died Monday, May 4, 1992, at Tyrone Hospital. Known as Jack, Mr. Twigg was owner and operator of Twigg’s General Store, Smoke Run, since 1955. He was resident sales manager of Advantage Capital Corp., Clearfield, and had been a school bus driver in the Glendale and Moshannon Valley school districts for 33 years. He was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Philipsburg, the son of William J. and Leona (Batchelor) Twigg. He married Virginia Stiles on July 30, 1940, in Winchester, Va. Surviving are his wife, four children: William, Arthur and Cathy Lebda of Smoke Run and Rodger of Madera; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters: Dorothy Robeson and Betty Shaffer of Grampian and Helen Morris of Altoona. Mr. Twigg was a member of Smoke Run United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Coalport Lodge, F&A.M., United Commercial Travelers, Steven Kandrach Post VFW, Janesville, and Mount Pleasant Grange, where he served as past master. Mr. Twigg was an Army veteran of World War II. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Shoff-Kruise Funeral Home, Madera.

TWIGG – Services for William "Jack" Twigg Jr. of Smoke Run will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shoff-Kruise Funeral Home, Madera, by the Rev. R. L. Morris, Rev. James Behrens and Rev. Thomas A. McCoy. Interment at Hegarty’s Crossroad Cemetery, Utahville, Coalport RD. A graveside military service will be conducted by Janesville VFW. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home, where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, followed by a Grange memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marjorie Morgan. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews and an aunt, Lanetta Fleagle of Bradford.


George Washington Warrick, 69, died at his home Monday April 19 at 4 a.m. due to complication of diseases after an illness of six weeks. He was born June 2, 1867 in Beccaria Township on the Abraham Warrick farm near the vicinity of Glen Hope, the son of Alben and Ellen Heverly Warrick. He first went on his own in the mercantile business at New London and later owned and operated a feed mill in Houtzdale. He married Elizabeth Root in 1893, the ceremony being conducted by Rev. Job Truer at the M.E. Church in Glen Hope. Coming to Madera he bought and operated the livery stable for a number of years. For the past two decades he has been in employ of the Liberty Trading Co. for whom he worked faithfully and diligently. He was highly respected in the community and by his quiet and unassuming manners he acquired countless friends who greatly bereave his passing. He is survived by his widowed wife, children; Raymond of Houtzdale, Donald and Mrs. George Fluke of Altoona; Mrs. William LaHive of this place, eleven grandchildren, and one brother S.G. Warrick of Utahville. Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Ivan Miller, pastor of the M.E. Church, conducting the services. Interment at the Hegarty’s Cross Roads Cemetery. (Clearfield Progress – April 29, 1937


Osceola Mills – George E. Yasovsky, 68, a resident of Carefree Manor, Osceola Mills, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at the manor. Born Sept. 25, 1937, at Philipsburg, he was the son of Michael and Verna (Lesko) Yasovsky. Mr. Yasovsky worked as a painter. A Service of Repose will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Coalport, with the Rev. Robert Oravetz officiating. Committal will be at Crossroads Cemetery, Coalport RD. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the hour of services at the funeral home.



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