Monthly Archives: April 2021

Beverly Mae Simpson – Shippingport

Beverly Mae Simpson, 88 formerly of Shippingport, passed peacefully with family at her side at The Grove at New Castle on Thursday afternoon April 29, 2021. Born September 29, 1932, in Shippingport, she was the daughter of the late Clair and Nelle (Pease) Gamble. A homemaker, Beverly was a life long member of Little Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Shippingport.

In addition to her parent’s, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter Simpson and a son-in-law Ricky Duke. Continue reading

Opal G. Burris – Burgettstown (Hanover TWP.)

Opal G. Burris, 91, of Burgettstown (Hanover TWP.) passed peacefully Wednesday morning at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born September 2, 1929 in Chester; W.V., she  was a daughter of the late Charles and Edna (Craig) Roach.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Robert A. Burris on July 12, 2019, a brother Lloyd Roach and a sister Delores Burris.

Surviving are her son and daughter in law Robert A. and Peggy Burris of Burgettstown, a sister Wanda ‘Mike’ Wolanski of Hookstown and her two granddaughters Tammy and Bobbijean Burris.

Family and friends are welcome to call Friday at the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Pa 15050, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm where her services will be held Saturday at 11 am. The Rev. Wilmer J. Olszewski of the Hookstown Free Methodist Church will officiate. She will be laid to rest in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.

Larry Swaney – Beaver (formerly of Hookstown)

Larry Swaney, 78, of Beaver, formerly of Hookstown, passed peacefully Wednesday afternoon, April 14, 2021, at Beaver Health & Rehabilitation Center; Aliquippa.

Born February 24, 1943, in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was a son of the late John Hall and Geraldine (Lemon) Swaney. Larry was a 1963 graduate of South Side High School and was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan. Continue reading

Carol J. Barker – Industry

Carol J. Barker, 70, of Industry, passed quietly Saturday evening April 10, 2021, with her children at her side, at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born June 4, 1950, in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Jean (Davidson) Fike.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded by her husband, Walter Barker, a brother Roger Fike and a sister Debbie Lally. Continue reading

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