Obituaries

Theresa J. Harp

Theresa J. Harp, 81, East Freedom, died Sunday evening at her residence. She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Knighting) McCabe. On Jan. 28, 1961, she married Richard E. Harp in Defiance. Surviving are her husband, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; three ...

Winifred J. ‘Winnie’ Hollows

Winifred J. “Winnie” Hollows, 88, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Clymer, daughter of the late Winfield and Hazel (Weston) Rosser. On April 27, 1948, she married Donald E. Hollows, and he preceded her in death on June 27, ...

Clair J. ‘Sonny’ Lockard

Clair J. “Sonny” Lockard, 82, a resident of Hollidays-burg Veterans Home, Duncansville, passed away Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clair and Mary (Muscatelli) Lockard. On Oct. 27, 1973, he married Judy A. Eby at St. Rose of Lima Catholic ...

Jean M. Reese

Jean M. Reese, 80, Duncansville, formerly of Lilly, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Bernard “Jibo” and Dolores (McCarthy) Dougherty. In 1956, she married Robert D. Reese in Wilmore. Surviving are her husband; two daughters: Kathleen ...

Laurita M. Robison

Friends of Laurita M. Robison, who died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 27, 2017, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona. In lieu of flowers, ...

Helen T. Settlemyer

Helen T. Settlemyer, 57, Altoona, died Friday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Clarence V. and Pauline (Conrad) Settlemyer. Surviving are three chilodren: Kayla Nina, David and Adamec Stevens; five grandchildren; and four brothers: Raymond, Ronald, Patrick and George. She was ...

Irene Faye ‘Rene’ Shaner

Irene Faye “Rene” Shaner, 80, Altoona, died Monday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph M. Sr. and Lillian F. (McMaster) Bice. Surviving are a daughter, Sheryl F. “Sherry” Foot and husband, Don, in Utah; a granddaughter, Tiffani R. ...

Jack E. Wilkes Sr.

Jack E. Wilkes Sr., 60, Altoona, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror.

Madalyn D. ‘Maddie’ Woomer

Madalyn D. “Maddie” Woomer, 68, Tyrone, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Robert L. Jr. and Betsy Diane (Myers) Woomer. Surviving are two cousins: Sharon McCaulley and Christine Lucas of Tyrone; and numerous other cousins. Friends will be ...

Mildred Maxine Bowmaster

Mildred Maxine Bowmaster, 90, Duncansville, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Springfield, Mo., daughter of Dorothy R. McDaniel. She married Kenneth A. Bowmaster, who died Sept. 10, 1987. Surviving are a daughter, Patti; a son, Kenneth R; seven grandchildren; 17 ...

Mary Winifred Dworak

Mary Winifred Dworak, 88, formerly of Dysart, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Haida Manor. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

Edward S. Engle Jr.

Edward S. Engle Jr., 75, Altoona, formerly of Bellwood, died early Monday morning, Sept. 25, 2017, at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona, surrounded by his family. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Jon C. ...

Meryle M. ‘Jim’ Gardner

Meryle M. “Jim” Gardner, 81, Bellwood, died early Monday morning, Sept. 25, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, and from 9:30 until the 10:30 a.m. funeral service, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A ...

Pauline K. Goden

Pauline K. Goden, 93, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, died Saturday at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank G. and Agatha (Rhodes) Kolbenschlag. On June 28, 1946, she married Harold E. Goden in State College, and he preceded her in ...

Theresa J. Harp

Theresa J. Harp, 81, East Freedom, died Sunday evening at her residence. She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Knighting) McCabe. On Jan. 28, 1961, she married Richard E. Harp in Defiance. Surviving are her husband with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; three ...

Francis Ray ‘Frank’ Jenkins II

Francis Ray “Frank” Jenkins II, 44, Altoona, passed away Friday after an ATV accident. He was born in Altoona, son of Cathleen (Nash) and Clyde H. Blair Sr. Surviving are his parents; three brothers: Justin P. Jenkins, Clyde Harrison “C.H.” Blair and Chance D. Blair; a special ...

Clair J. ‘Sonny’ Lockard

Clair J. “Sonny” Lockard, 82, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Duncansville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., ...

Jean M. Reese

Jean M. Reese, 80, Duncansville, formerly of Lilly, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until noon, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held immediately after at noon. A complete ...

Laurita M. Robison

Laurita M. Robison, 87, Duncansville, died peacefully Saturday night at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank A. and S. Kathryn (Duck) McKinney. On July 2, 1953, she married Carl A. Robison in Juniata. Surviving are her husband ...

Evelyn Lorraine ‘Sis’ Sederes

Evelyn Lorraine “Sis” Sederes, 82, Altoona, passed away Sunday at her residence after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George and Teresa (Moore) Krause. On March 22, 1957, she married Thomas A. Sederes at Fairview Methodist Church, and he preceded her in ...