Obituaries

Donna Jean (Butler) McGeary

Donna Jean McGeary, 75, Altoona, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Donald W. and Vida E. (Butler) Butler. She was married to Melvin D. “Jake” McGeary. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1996. Surviving are three daughters: Lori A. ...

Kevin P. Sheets

Kevin Paul Sheets D.M.D, 57, Harrisburg, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at his residence after a long fight with metastatic melanoma. He was born in Altoona, son of Arthur Paul and Marlene Joyce (Shute) Sheets. He was the loving husband of Kevin Hancock. Surviving are his husband; ...

Donald Lewis Smith

Donald Lewis Smith, 80, State College, died Wednes­day at Foxdale Village. He was born in Philips­burg, son of the late Claude E. and Marybelle M. (McGovern) Smith. He is survived by his husband, Merrill P. Budlong, with whom he shared 42 years. They were able to marry in San Francisco ...

Diana ‘Jane’ (Cristman) Brown

Diana “Jane” (Cristman) Brown, 62, Claysburg, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born in Bedford. Surviving are two sons: Gary and wife, Heather, and Chris and wife, Megan; five grandchildren: Justinna, Levi, Sydney, Cameron and Trevor; her longtime companion, David J. ...

John Joseph “Joe” Burger

John Joseph “Joe” Burger, 93, Hollidays­burg, died peacefully on Tuesday at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born in Hollidays­burg, son of the late Charles and Mary (Hartsock) Burger. On April 22, 1954, he married Rita Jean Little in Altoona, with whom he shared 55 years ...

Rhett Glenn Butler

Rhett Glenn Butler, 68, Altoona, passed away Monday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Glenn E. and Mildred J. (Heller) Butler. Surviving are two sons: Douglas Butler and Matthew Butler, both of Duncansville; a granddaughter, Breanna Butler of ...

Cynthia J. Crilly

Cynthia J. Crilly, 65, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday evening at her residence. Friends will be re­ceived from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Mont­gomery St., Hollidaysburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a ...

Mary C. Dively

Mary C. Dively, 72, Martinsburg, passed away Thursday at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Harry and Mable (Feathers) Fultz. On Feb. 7, 1969, she married Wayne W. Dively in Win­chester, Va. Surviving are her husband of Martinsburg; a ...

Elizabeth A. Keithley

Elizabeth A. Keithley, 90, a resident of the Hollidays­burg Veterans Home, formerly of Martins­burg and Williamsburg, died Friday morning at the home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry “Herman” and Madeline L. (Flenner) Shawley. She was twice married; first to Robert ...

Joanne R. Miller

Joanne R. Miller, 89, East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday. She was born in East Freedom, daughter of the late Harrison and Martha (Eichelberger) Smith. On Aug. 28, 1954, she married Robert R. Miller in Clays­burg, and he passed away on Feb. 13, 2011. Surviving are two ...

Dean A. Walters

Dean A. Walters, 87, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Duncans­ville, son of the late Eli and Sarah (Clapper) Walters. He was first married to Kathleen Detwiler, who preceded him in death in 2009. He then married Nancy Vargo in 2011. Surviving are his wife of ...

Ruth Naomi Weyandt

Ruth Naomi Weyandt, 70, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday at her residence after a brief illness. She was born in Lake­mont, daughter of the late William Edward and Thelma Ida May (Foust) Moser. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Lee Vincent; a son, James Michael Weyandt; six ...

Diana Brown

Diana Brown, 62, Claysburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror.

Rhett Glenn Butler

Rhett Glenn Butler, 68, Altoona, passed away Monday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Glenn E. and Mildred J. (Heller) Butler. Surviving are two sons: Douglas Butler of Altoona and Matthew Butler of Duncansville; and a granddaughter, Brean Butler of ...

Margaret Louise Chilcot

Margaret Louise Chilcot, 91, Altoona, died Tuesday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Archie and Myrtle Mable (Shiffler) Laws. In 1959, she married Paul Chilcot, and he preceded her in death in 1966. Surviving are two ...

George A. Cree

Mr. Cree, 75, Glasgow, died Wednesday at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Blandburg, son of the late Charles B. and Maxine C. (Barnett) Cree. On Jan. 20, 1961, he married Judy E. North in Glasgow. Surviving are his wife; three children: Clark C. (Sheryl) Cree of ...

Mary C. Dively

Mary C. Dively, 72, Martinsburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror.

Florence Janet ‘GiGi’ Filer

Florence Janet “GiGi” Filer, 87, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday at the home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carl and Florence (Lindsey) Dunn. Surviving are four children: Bill Filer (Dawn), Betsy Ellis (Wayne), Brian Filer ...

Carole Rae Forney

Carole Rae Forney, 78, Altoona, passed away early Wednesday morning at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Albert Edward and Judith Jane (Hyle) Endress. On Oct. 20, 1980, she married Garland E. Forney in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death ...

Joanne Miller

Joanne Miller, 89, East Freedom, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror.