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Obituaries

Esther Mae Baker Kendra, 91

April 22, 2014

Esther M. Kendra, 91, formerly of Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois.

She was born March 14, 1923, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clair and Irene (Rodger) Baker.

On June 11, 1958, she married Gerald Joseph (Jerry) Kendra, who preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2002.

She was a housewife and enjoyed sewing and cooking.

John C. Reitz, Sr., 75

April 22, 2014

John C. Reitz, Sr., 75, of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Reitz was born March 6, 1939, in Strattanville, a son of the late Irvin and Ruth (Buck) Reitz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie E. (Shirey) Reitz.

John loved hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by four sons, John C. Reitz, Jr. and wife Pam of Rural Valley and Randy L. Reitz, Jeffery S. Reitz and Rob L. Reitz and wife

Maxine Seger, 96

April 22, 2014

Maxine Seger, 96, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Fairwinds Nursing Home in Sarver.

Arrangements are incomplete and through the McCabe Funeral Home of Punxsutawney.

Ronald Albert Stimach, 58

April 22, 2014

Ronald Albert Stimach, 58, of Glen Campbell, died Monday, April 21, 2014, in Burnside Township, Clearfield County, Pa.

The son of Albert Richard Stimach and Rachel LaVada “Vada” (Mumau) Stimach, he was born on Dec. 19, 1955, in Indiana.

Ron had been a member of the Glen Campbell American Legion.

He was self-employed as the owner and operator of Stimach Trucking.

Ron found great joy in spending time with his dog, Coco. He also enjoyed watching television.

Mary C. Strawcutter, 77

April 22, 2014

Mary C. Strawcutter, 77, of Mayport, died early Tuesday morning, April 22, 2014, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born on May 4, 1936, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of Charles and Maize (Hilliard) Hull.

She was married on Oct. 30, 1954, to Melvin W. Strawcutter, and he survives.

In addition to her husband, Melvin, she is also survived by a daughter, Marlene Shick and husband John of Ringgold; two sons, Mervin Strawcutter and wife Mary and Mark Strawcutter and wife Nancy, both of Mayport; eight grandchildren; one step-grandson; and one great-grandchild.

Alma “Jane” McIntire, 82

April 21, 2014

Alma “Jane” McIntire, 82, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born July 3, 1931, in Allens Mills, Jefferson County, Pa., the daughter of Albert G. and Hazel J. (Wingrove) Roush.

After her marriage to Wayne Marshall McIntire on Nov. 22, 1951, she became a lifelong resident of Wayne Township on the McIntire family farm.

She was a long-time member of Sagamore Wesleyan Methodist Church.

Jane was a talented quilter and throughout her life made more than 200 beautiful quilts for her family and friends.

Gertrude M. Bouch, 94

April 18, 2014

Gertrude M. Bouch, 94, of Mahaffey, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

Mrs. Bouch was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Murray and Alka (Baney) McClinsey.

Sept. 4, 1937, she married her husband, Paul Bouch, who preceded her in death Sept. 15, 1998.

Mrs. Bouch worked at the Clearfield Cheese Plant in Curwensville and operated her and her husband's dairy farm together.

She was Protestant by faith and loved to read her Bible every day.

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother.

Donald Lee “Rooster” Himes, 69

April 17, 2014

Donald Lee “Rooster” Himes, 69, Brush Street, Brookville, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at home.

He was born July 30, 1944, in Brookville, the son of Stewart Vincent Himes and Esther Jane Sprankle Himes.

In 1996, he married Barbara Ann Schrecengost, who preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2008.

Mr. Himes was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He worked various jobs, including working for Byerly Tire of Brookville, and most recently retiring from Beverage Air in Brookville, after working for them for more than 20 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports.

Cora Ilene Martz, 86

April 17, 2014

Cora Ilene Martz, 86, of Ringgold, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014, at the Brookville Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1928, in New Bethlehem, the daughter of Grant C. and Lillian I. (Schilling) Shaffer.

She was married on Oct. 31, 1947, to Robert V. Martz, and he preceded her in death on May 9, 2004.

Cora was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church in Ringgold.

She helped her husband on the farm milking cows, and she sold Avon.

She belonged to the L C W women’s group of the church and the Red Hat Society of New Bethlehem.

Frances Jean Patrick, 76

April 16, 2014

Frances Jean Patrick, 76, of Mahaffey, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Centre Crest Nursing Home in Bellefonte.

She was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Bradford, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Isabelle (Brown) Battles.

Her enjoyments were gardening, cooking, mowing the grass and taking care of her dogs.

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