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Sally Jo Cleer

November 27, 2014

Sally Jo Cleer, 78, of 171 Longview Dr., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
Born Feb. 7, 1936, in Sigel, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Sybil Wise Cook. In the spring of 1955, she married Clarence "Clem" Cleer in Kane. 
Together, Sally and Clem owned and operated the Longview Inn in Kane for several years. Over the years, Sally also worked for Dr. Bentz, the Kane Community Hospital, Stackpole and Highlander Energy.

Lillian Leonard

November 25, 2014

Lillian Leonard, 89, formerly of Kanesholm, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born April 8, 1925, in  Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Julius and Margaret Jonat Selig. On Dec. 18, 1948, in Buffalo, she married Ralph "Bud" Leonard who preceded her in death.
Lillian loved to sing in the church choir at St. Callistus Catholic Church where she was employed as the church secretary for many years. She also had worked at UPS, was employed as switchboard operator at the Kane Community Hospital and served as a volunteer at the Friends' Memorial Public Library.

Sally Cleer

November 25, 2014

Sally Cleer, 78, of 172 Longview Dr., died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.

Allen W. "Buzz" Buzard

November 24, 2014

Allen W. "Buzz" Buzard, 84, formerly of 211 1/2 Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born March 19, 1930 in Corsica, he was the son of Reynolds L. and Mary A. Coulter Buzard. On May 3, 1948 in Brookville, he married Mary L. McAninch, who survives.
Mr. Buzard had worked at the family business, R.L. Buzard Lumber in Jefferson County, for 15 years; Howes Leather in Mt. Jewett for 18 years, and finally for RichGas in Kane for 37 years. He retired to Surfside Beach, S.C. in 2009 for four years, returning to Kane in 2012.

Allen W. Buzard

November 23, 2014

Allen W. Buzard, 84, formerly of 211 1/2 Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

Sylvia R. Say

November 23, 2014

Sylvia R. Say, 76, of 202 Birch St., Kane, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 17, 1938 in Sigel, she was the daughter of Chester M. and Anna C. Raught Stahlman. On April 13, 1957 in Maryland, she married James M. “Jim” Say, who survives.
Sylvia had been a clerk at the former Sears store in Kane for several years, and later was the assistant librarian at Friends’ Memorial Public Library for 18 years.

Sylvia R. Say

November 21, 2014

Sylvia R. Say, 76, of 202 Birch St., Kane, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital. Arrangements, in care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.

Gayle L. Belden

November 20, 2014

Gayle L. Belden, 58, of 16 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born April 19, 1956, in Kane, she was a daughter of Kenneth and Carol Stroup who survive. She was married in Smethport to Ronald Belden who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Belden had been employed as a home health care aide in Ohio where she lived until last year. Prior to that, she had worked as a nurse's aide at Sena Kean Manor. She also was a member of the Red Hats in Ohio.

Karlene M. Swanson

November 19, 2014

Karlene M. Swanson, 66, of 5 Jackson Ave., Mt. Jewett, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at her home.
Born Dec. 29, 1947, in Mt. Jewett, she was a daughter of the late Verle and Twila Hillyard Keller. On Feb. 7, 1970, in Mt. Jewett, she married Bill Swanson who survives.
Mrs. Swanson loved riding motorcycles with her husband. She had been employed by Keystone Thermister in Mt. Jewett, from which she retired in 2004 and was a member of the Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church. 

JoAnn "Tuby" Dodrill

November 17, 2014

JoAnn "Tuby" Dodrill, 79, of 15 South Edgar St., Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.
Born Jan. 3, 1935 in Wellsburg, W.Va., she was the daughter of Vernon M. and Blanche E. McCracken Simpson. On June 1, 1957 in Wellsburg, she married Fredric M. Dodrill, who died in 2006.

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