Sunday, May 17, 2009

Obituaries continued

Hazel Ann Peters
, 85, of 104 East Katherine Avenue, died Friday, March 7, 1975 in Washington Hospital following a lingering illness.
She was born May 23, 1889 in Ohiopyle, Fayette County, the daughter of Newton Willard and Alice Mary Bryner Rush, and lived in Washington since she was four years old.
She operated a grocery story on East Katherine Avenue until 1967, and had previously operated a dairy farm.
She had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington for more than 63 years.
In 1915 she married Theodore C. Peters, who died in 1936.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Merrill P. Rush and Edgar L. Rush; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie V. Bryant and Mrs. Alice I. Watson are deceased.

Civic Leader Dead [died 6-29-1975]
Frank N. Stoner, 75, of Alverton RD 3, died Sunday morning in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born May 9, 1900, in Alverton, the son of the late Lyman and Permelia Null Stoner.
He was a farmer in the Alverton area, and was a member of the Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church. He had served in the Army during World War I, was educated in the former East Huntingdon School District, and had attended Otterbein College. He was a member of the World War I Scottie Barracks No. 419, the American Legion Post 240, the Pleasant Valley Grange, and the Pennsylvania Economy League.
He was serving as director and vice president of Scottdale First National Bank, where he had worked for the past 35 years. He was a past director of Union Mutual Insurance Company, was a past member of the Selective Service Board (during World War II), the Scottdale-Mt. Pleasant Rationing Board, and Scottdale Rotary Club. He also served for six years with the Soil Conservation Service.
He was a promoter for the Scottdale YMCA, and was a past member and chairman of the East Huntingdon Township Planning commission, a past member of the East Huntingdon School Authority, and had served one term as an East Huntingdon school director. He was also a past director and member of the Westland Dairymen’s Cooperative Sales Association.
He was the first president of the Westmoreland County Agriculture Extension Association, serving for 10 years. He was awarded the Pennsylvania Master Farmer Award in 1957 and was the second Westmoreland county farmer to receive the award.
Surviving are his widow, Jessie Tedrow Stoner; three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Griffin of Chocranton, Mrs. Regis (Jane) Jackson of Greensburg, and Mrs. David (Virginia) Hill of Williamsville, NY.; four sons, Frank M. Jr. of Scottdale, Earl Richard of Alverton, John L. of Annarbor, Mich, and Robert T. of Greensburg; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Friends received at the James Murphy Memorial Home, 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the memorial home with the Rev. Kenneth M. Lashen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs.
Murphy Memorial Home, Scottdale, in charge.
The family requests that friends make contributions to Scottdale YMCA in memorium of Mr. Stoner.

Mrs. Lula A. Henry
, 92, of 121 Springfield Avenue, Washington, died at 9:25 p.m. Monday, July 16, 1973.
She was born September 10, 1880, in Houstontown.
Mrs. Henry had been employed for 12 years as a matron at the Washington County Juvenile Home.
She was a member of the Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church where she taught the Overcomers Sunday School Class for many years. She was a member of Lady Hogue Rebekah Lodge No. 102, and Dames of Malta Lodge No. 127.
Her husband, Calvin Lewis Henry, died September 10, 1935.
Surviving are six sons, Mack R. Henry of Washington, Willis w. Henry, Chaplin, S.C., Wallace (Bob) Henry, Washington, Vance Henry, Eighty Four R.D. 2, H. Calvin (Bud) Henry, Columbia, S.C., and Harry Carlton (Tort) Henry, Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Grace Kettering, Greensburg, and Mildred, wife of Charles W. Hamilton, Washington; 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. One son Rush S. Henry died August 14, 1939, and a sister also deceased.

Robert F. Litle Sr
., 60, Sheraton Drive, Washington, died at 2 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 1976, in Washington Hospital where he had been a patetient since las December.
Mr. Litle was born February 26, 1897, in Washington, a son of William A. and Minnie McClelland Litle.
He attended Washington schools and Washington and Jefferson College before being called for World War I and service in Europe.
Following World War I , he began work with his father at the W.A. Litle Lumber Company in Washington and remained with the company until his retirement in the mid 1950s. On retirement of his father from the firm following World War II, Mr. Litle operated the lumber company as a partnership with two brothers until the company was sold in 1965.
Mr. Litle was a member of First Christian Church, Washington, and was a charter member of the Washington Kiwanis Club, Pittsburgh.
He served on the Board of Trustees of the Washington Hospital from 1939 and was named a Trustee Emeritus on January 15, 1974. He was also a retired member of the advisory board to the Washington office of Mellon National Bank.
Surviving are his widow, Ella Mollenauer Litle; a son, Robert F. Litle Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, a retired Colonel from the U. S. Army; two sisters, Miss Helen Litle and Marian, wife of Sheldon H. Kelley, both of Washington; two brothers, William M. Litle, Washington, and J. Francis Litle, Zanesville, Ohio; two grandsons, Michael G. Litle and Gregory E. Litle, both of San Francisco, Calif; a great grandson and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Milton M. Allison
, 86, formerly of 355 Duncan Avenue, Washington, died at 5:05 p.m. Monday, September 22, 1975, in the South Hills Convalescent Center.
He was born May 5, 1889, in Canonsburg, the son of Jesse Spencer and Nancy Jane Kennedy Allison.
He attended Princeton Theological Seminary; Columbia University, N.Y. and Muskingham Academy, Ohio. While at Columbia he was the Pittsburgh Alumni Scholarship man.
He organized the Brooke County Bible Teachers Training course in 1928, and from 1934-35 served as official investigator for the state archivist of Pennsylvania.
His historical research gained him listings in index volumes, the Bibliography of Pennsylvania History and an American Historical Association citation.
In the years 1937 to 1952, he served a term as pastor and treasurer of the board of trustees at Knoxville College, served as field secretary for Illinois at the National Council of Civic Recovery and was commissioner to the general assembly in New York.
Before coming to Washington in September, 1957, he spent 16 years in the ministry in Ohio, and was Minister of Visitation at Church of the Covenant from 1957-70.
He was a member of Wellsburg Lodge No. 2 F&AM Kiwanis International, Chartiers Historical Society, Upper Ohio Valley Historical Society and the Fortnightly Club of Washington.
On July 26, 1919, he married Elizabeth Osborne Laing, who died May 25, 1971.
Surviving are a son, Lt. Col. (USAF Ret) Samuel A. Allison, Washington; two daughters, Jane, wife of Dr. Leonard A. Graham of Chicago, Ill., Virginia, wife of G.H. Brevoort of Louisville, Ky.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Romaine Theakston
, 85, of Farmington, Conn., formerly of Washington, died Wednesday, August 3, 1977, in Farmington where she had resided for the last three years.
Born in 1892 in Centerville, a daughter of William and Cora Welsh Theakston, she was a graduate of Florida State University and had taught mathematics and science in the Washington Seminary.
She was later employed by St. Margaret’s school in Tappanhannock, Va.
Surviving are four nephews, Andrew Linn Jr., Joseph Linn, summers Hunter and Richard Hunter.

THEAKSTON – funeral announcement
Graveside services for Romaine Theakston of Farmington, Conn., formerly of Washington, who died Wednesday, August 3, 1977, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday August 14, at Taylor Cemetery, Centerville. Arrangements are in charge of the Greenlee Funeral Home, Beallsville.

No comments: