Monthly Archives: June 2018

Jean Pail Whitehill – Hanover Township

Jean Pail Whitehill left this world on Wednesday morning, June 27, 2018, to go to her eternal home to see Jesus face to face.  She was a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Ockla Mae (Giles) Pail, and wife of the late James A. Whitehill who died October 9, 2000.

She is survived by her children, Alvin D. and Debbie Whitehill, Georgetown; James D. and Sharon Whitehill, Florida; Thomas J. and Mary Whitehill, Quarryville, Pa.; Brenda and John Petkunas, Georgetown, with whom she resided; and Bonnie and Joseph Genre, Harmony Twp.  Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph Jr. and Joan Pail, New Sewickley Twp.; a late sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Floyd Eiler; grandmother of eight, Robert, Christopher, and Thomas Whitehill, Alex Genre, Julia Whitehill, Katie and Maddie Genre and the late Rebecca Dawn Black; four great-grandchildren, Evan and Chance Whitehill, Rachel Black, and Riley Whitehill; and several nieces and nephews. Continue reading

Rita M. Campbell – Hookstown

Rita Marlene Campbell, 66, of Hookstown, Pa., passed away at her home with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

She was born in Washington, Pa., on October 12, 1951, and was the daughter of the late Bill and Delores (Shine) Burris.

Rita was a 1969 graduate of South Side High School where she met the love of her life, Jerry, with whom she was married for 48 years. Rita enjoyed making memories and sharing the company of her beloved friends. She has a special group of friends that are more like sisters to her that she knew and loved for over 60 years (Mary Taylor, Diane Pindilli, Martha Awerman, Sandra Weikel, Christine Duke, Becky Henderson). She also relished the time she spent watching her grandchildren play sports and dance, and she could often be found at the ballfield cheering them to victory. Continue reading

Harry E. Betke – Georgetown (Greene Township)

Harry E. Betke, 74, of Georgetown, died Wednesday afternoon, June 13, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver, with his family at his side.

Born March 20, 1944, in Beaver Falls, a son of the late Alfred E. and Louanna C. (Barkley) Betke, he was a retired coal handler with Applied Energy Services of Monaca. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he had served during the Vietnam Era. He was member and past commander of the Hookstown American Legion Post 952, a member of the Legionnaires, and a member of the Hookstown American Legion Riders. He was a Catholic by faith and a motorcycle enthusiast who loved riding. Continue reading

Wanda Foringer – Shippingport

Wanda Foringer, 93, of Shippingport, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, June 10, 2018. She completed a life dedicated to her faith and family.

She served in many behind-the-scene capacities at Community Bible Church, teaching and helping with children’s programs, Ladies Missionary Group, baking, and organizing and stocking the church library. Continue reading

Arlene R. Wasson – Hookstown

Arlene R. Wasson, 65, of Hookstown (Greene Twp.), died Saturday morning, June 2, 2018, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

Born April 27, 1953, in Confluence, Pa., a daughter of the late Martin G. and Hazel M. (Lyons) Nichols, she was a retired accountant having worked for the Yoder Electrical Co. of Jerome, and the Beaver Women’s Shelter.  She was a member of the Mill Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Hookstown. She was a foster mother for years, but her joy was being with her grandchildren, traveling, camping and cruising.  Continue reading

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