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May 22nd, 2014

Bette “Jeannine” Hefright

May 23, 2014

Bette “Jeannine” Hefright, 81, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, died following a series of illnesses on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 while at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she had resided for the past five months.
Born Oct. 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, she was the daughter of the late Guy and Gertrude (Blumquist) Speaker. Jeannine was the oldest of the three children. 

May 19th

Judith "Judy" A. Barner

May 19, 2014

Judith "Judy" A. Barner, 69, of Van Ettan Avenue, Sheffield, died peacefully while surrounded by her children and following a brief illness on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Warren General Hospital.
Born Oct. 22, 1944, in Kane, she was a daughter of William E. and Dorothy A. Anderson Sleeman. On Oct. 9, 1965, in Sheffield, she married Jack V. Barner, her husband and best friend, whom she had greatly missed since his death in 2009.

May 12th

Joseph Clark Adams

May 12, 2014

Joseph Clark Adams, 71, of 209 Market St., Warren, formerly of Kane, died Saturday evening, May 10, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Sept. 16, 1942 in Randleman, N.C., he was the son of Joseph C. and Anna T. Threadgill Adams. On March 19, 1972 in Chesterfield, S.C., he married the former Beverly Irwin, who survives.
Joe had been a mechanic at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for 32 years. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Warren and a lifetime member of the F.O. Eagles in Kane. He was an avid pool player who participated in many tournaments.

May 11th

Raymond K. Phillips

May 11, 2014

Raymond K. Phillips, 55, of 125 Walnut St., died Friday, May 9, 2014 at UPMC Hamot.
Born Aug. 20, 1958, in Pasadena, Texas, he was a son of Wayne and Jan McMinn Phillips. On March 30, 1984, in McArthur, Ohio, he married Diane Smathers who survives.
Mr. Phillips was a head sawyer for over 30 years, most recently working for Zuzek's Lumber Mill. Currently he had been employed by Kane Lawn and Garden.

Joseph C. Adams

May 11, 2014

Joseph C. Adams, 71, 209 Market St., Warren, formerly of Kane, died Saturday evening, May 10, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie. Arrangements, in care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home in Kane, are incomplete and will be announced.

May 9th

Virgil C. Nelson

May 9, 2014

Virgil C. Nelson, 81, of 15 Church St. in Ludlow, died Thursday afternoon, May 8, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 22, 1932 in Kane, he was the son of Frank E. and Hannah C. Freeburg Nelson. On June 25, 1955 in Kane, he married Carol “Jean” Scott, who survives.
Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, discharged as corporal.
He was a banker for 38 years for the former Warren National Bank in Sheffield, then Kane, and finally Warren, retiring as comptroller.

May 8th

Virgil C. Nelson

May 8, 2014

Virgil C. Nelson, 81, of 15 Church St., Ludlow, died Thursday afternoon, May 8, 2014 in the Kane Community Hospital. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. are incomplete and will be announced.

May 7th

George Kelley

May 7, 2014

The family of George Kelley will be receiving friends from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. in Mt. Jewett. A memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor of the Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial, with military honors accorded, will follow at McKean Memorial Park.
Mr. Kelley died Nov. 25, 2013.

May 1st

Gerald W. Nelson (Gerry)

May 1, 2014

Gerald W. Nelson (Gerry), 86, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at his home in Durham, N.C.
The son of Elna and Axel Nelson, Gerry was born March 8, 1928. One of 13 children, he spent his early years in Kane. He married Nancy Johnson, his wife for 53 years, in September 1948. The couple lived and worked in several cities in western New York and Pennsylvania before settling in Pittsburgh, where they made home for their three children. Gerry worked for several companies but always described himself as a salesman, sharing many stories of his days on the road.

April 30th

Betty Mae Johnson

April 30, 2014

Betty Mae Johnson, 91, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane after a short illness.
Born Sept. 12, 1922 in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Charles Monroe and Mabel Elizabeth Peterson Eliason. On Dec. 20, 1940, she married Daniel Lehman who died Feb. 5, 1942. She was widowed at 19 with a one-week old infant daughter. On April 6, 1945, she married Gunnar Arne Johnson who preceded her in death on May 4, 1987.

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