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My Wifes Family relatives
901 Donald Clifford Butler Mildred (Rouser) Butler
902 Leonard Earl Leap Marjorie Dale (Butler) Leap
903 Catherine (Voyten) Russell John Russell
904 Lawrence William Butler Catherine (Fuller) Butler
905 Catherine (Fuller) Butler Lawrence William Butler
906 Louise (Hammond) Butler Clifford Butler
907 Oscar Wannstedt Anna (Dugas) Wannstedt
908 Anna (Dugas) Wannstedt Oscar Wannstedt
909 Martin S. Wannstedt Margaret (Zuby) Wannstedt
910 Anna (Wannstedt) Leap Leonard M. Leap
911 Leonard M. Leap Anna (Wannstedt) Leap
912 Emma Jean (Colf) Butler Nelson H. Butler
913 Ronald Thomas "Tom" Voyten  Pat (?) Voyten
914 Robert William Butler 1. Mary (Murkey) Butler

2. Anita (Luke) Butler

915 Martin L. Wannstedt  Mary (Uphiel) Wannstedt

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916 Jack C. Zuver none
917 Kenneth R. Zuver none
918 Doris Irene (Morgan) Dixon Richard Franklin Dixon
919 Cynthia (Butler) Groat Seth L. Groat
920 George A. Colf Marietta (Butler) Colf
921 Marietta (Hopkins) Butler William Fremont Butler
922 William Fremont Butler Marietta (Hopkins) Butler
923 Maude (Noble) Fuller James Robert Fuller
924 Robert Clayton Fuller Martha Elizabeth (Haas) Brown
925 Mary France Fuller ? Schotzie

Added November 04, 2012

926 Helen Jeanette (Smith) Butler James H. Butler

Added December 24, 2012

927 Howard Everett Brown 1. Edna M. (Clement) Baldwin Brown

2. Martha E. (Haas) Brown

928 Donald Dee Forrest Nancy Arlene (Vanhorn) Forrest

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901. Donald Clifford Butler    The Punxsutawney Spirit – July 3, 2004

Donald Clifford Butler, 77, of R.D. 2, Punxsutawney (Cloe), died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Christ the King Manor, DuBois. Mr. Butler was born in Salamanca, N.Y., on Sept. 20, 1926, the son of the late Lawrence W. and Catherine L. (Fuller) Butler. He was married to Mildred (Rowser) Butler, who preceded him in death. Mr. Butler was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifelong member of the First English Lutheran Church of Punxsutawney and was retired from the J.C. Penney store in Punxsutawney. Surviving relatives include three brothers, Richard Butler and wife Mary of Punxsutawney, Lawrence Butler and wife Anna Ruth of Hawthorn, and Raymond Butler and wife Catherine of Willowick, Ohio; and a sister, Marjorie Leap and husband Leonard of Clearfield. In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Butler was preceded in death by a sister, Ivis Voyten; and a brother, Robert Butler. There will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (July 3, 2004) at Circle Hill Cemetery, Punxsutawney. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pifer Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

902. Leonard E. Leap From the Punxsutawney Spirit, April 17, 2009 

Leonard E. Leap, 74, Clearfield, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the DuBois Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Oakmont, a son of the late Leonard M. and Anna (Wannstedt) Leap. Oct. 5, 1957, he married Marjorie (Butler) Leap, who survives. Mr. Leap retired from Kurtz Brothers after 25 years having served as data processing manager and systems analyst. He was a member of West Side United Methodist Church and also a member of the Frequent-C Flyers Club. Mr. Leap was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during the Korean era.

In addition to his wife surviving relatives include, two sons, Jeffrey L. Leap and wife Sally Lee of San Jose, Calif., and William R. Leap and wife Linda of Fredricksburg, Va’; two daughters, Lou Ann Lora-Platt of Grand Junction, Colo., and Suzanne R. Morrison and husband Rich of Clearfield; and six grandchildren, Sarah Morrison, Richard Morrison, Joseph Morrison, Benjamin Morrison, Megan Morrison and Elizabeth Lee; two sisters, Mary Butler and husband Richard of Punxsutawney and Therese Freck (sic – Frech) and husband Paul of Costa Mesa, Calif.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2009, at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2009, at the West Side United Methodist Church with Dr. Joleen Willis officiating. Interment will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to West Side United Methodist Church-Holy Grounds Fund, 317 Nichols St., Clearfield, Pa. 16830.

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903. Catherine Lynn (Voyten) Russell Published in the Orlando Sentinel on 4/24/2009 

RUSSELL, CATHERINE LYNN, A Celebration of Life for Catherine Lynn Russell, 68, of Ormond Beach, who passed away on April 18, 2009, will be held at 6PM Friday, April 24, 2009 at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond, 733 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL. The family will receive friends at Lohman's one hour prior, from 5-6PM. Our loving wife and mother, Cathy was born in Buffalo, NY on January 14, 1941, the daughter of Frank and Ivis Voyten.

She spent her childhood and early adult years in and around Cleveland, Ohio, moving to Pittsburgh, PA and Raleigh, NC for short periods before settling in the Southeast and Central portions of Florida for the past 35 years. An accomplished Artist and Realtor, Cathy pursued her talents with a passion and vigor that inspired those around her. She enjoyed the beautiful Florida scenery, life along the waterways, the baking of pies (among many other fabulous meals), movies, music, and the observation of birds and always, time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, John; her siblings, Gerald, Diane and Bob; her children, Cheryl, Rena, Carol and Robert; and the continued joy's of her life, her grandchildren, Kyle, Ethan, Paige, Kelsea and Keanan. Special mention as well for the nieces, nephews, in-laws, close friends and relations too numerous to list, whom she held equally dear. Arrangements are under the careful supervision of Lohman Funeral Home, Ormond. Friends may send condolences to: www.

904. Lawrence Butler From the Punxsutawney Spirit

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm today in the Pifer Funeral Home for Lawrence Butler of Punxsutawney RD 1 (Fairview), who died Saturday (November 11, 1967) in the Adrian Hospital at the age of 67. The Rev. Jay F. Shaffer will officiate at services in the Pifer Funeral Home at 2 pm and burial will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park, near Reynoldsville.

Mr. Butler was born July 3, 1900, in Franklinville, N. Y. a son of William and Ida (Stewart) Butler and was married August 4, 1921 to Catherine Fuller. He was a member of the Evangelical United brethren Church, the B.A.R.R. E, the L.O.O.M. and was secretary of the Punxsutawney Sportsman’s Club. He was a retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad machinist and had lived in the Punxsutawney area for 30 years.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Voyten, of Cleveland, and Mrs. Leonard Leap, of Clarksburg; five sons, Richard, of Anita; Donald of Cloe; Lawrence, of Hawthorn; Raymond, of Willoughby, O.; and Robert, of Cleveland. He leaves also 18 grandchildren, and two brothers; Clifford, of Bradford, and Lloyd, of Lakewood, Fla.

905. Catherine L. Butler, 85 from the Punxsutawney Spirit

Catherine L. Butler, 85, of Punxsutawney, RD 1, died Tuesday, December 4, 1986 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Mrs. Butler was born February 20, 1901 in Salamanca, N.Y., the daughter of Taylor and Mary Fuller. She was married to Lawrence Butler, who preceded her in death in 1967.

A former resident of Salamanca, she had been a resident of the Punxsutawney area since 1937 and was a member of the Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church and the Women of the Moose of Punxsutawney. Surviving relatives include two daughters: Mrs. Frank (Ivis) Voyten of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Mrs. Leonard (Marjorie) Leap of Clearfield; five sons: Robert Butler of Centerville, Raymond Butler of Willowick, Ohio, Donald Butler of Punxsutawney RD 6, Richard Butler of Punxsutawney RD 3, and Lawrence Butler of Hawthorn; and 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Saturday at the Pifer Funeral Home of Punxsutawney. The Rev. John Uhrin will officiate. Internment will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park near Reynoldsville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm Friday and from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

906. Louise Butler From the Bradford Era?

Louise Butler, 92, of the Riley Road Apartments died Monday at Bradford Regional Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1903, in Corydon, a daughter of Harry and Almeda Flatt Hammond. On June 23, 1927, in Salamanca, N.Y., she married Clifford Butler, who died in 1968. Mrs. Butler was a graduate of Salamanca High School and Andrews University in Michigan. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Derrick City. She is survived by three daughters, Muriel Giles of Sarasota, Fla., Carol Ann Pevsner and Joanne Louise Wallace, both of Arlington, Texas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Stoltz of Bradford; and three nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Friends will be received at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, South Avenue, from noon to 1 pm Wednesday, at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Pastor John Pifer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.

907. Oscar Wannstedt from the Punxsutawney Spirit

Oscar Wannstedt Dies at Age of 89 Deceased Was a Miner and Had Lived in Anita for past 40 Years

Oscar Wannstedt, one of the oldest residents of this county died Monday (October 28, 1940) in his home in Anita at the age of 89 years. He had been in poor health for the past 12 months. The deceased was born in Sweden a son of Mr. And Mrs. August Wannstedt and came to this county when a young man. He was united in marriage to Miss Arna Duza (sic – Anna Dugas) in 1890 and they had lived in Anita for the past 40 years where he was employed in the mines.

He was a member of the Catholic Church of Anita and was held in high esteem there where his death is deeply regretted.

He leaves his widow and the following sons and daughters: Oscar, of New York; Martin and Charles of Anita, and Mrs. Anna Leap of Lisbon, O. Five grandchildren are also living.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning beginning at 10 o’clock in the Anita Catholic Church with Rev. Raschini officiating and interment made in the Anita Catholic cemetery.

908. Anna (Dugas) Wannstedt from the Punxsutawney Spirit

Resident of Neighboring Town 45 Years Succumbed Friday at Age of 49 Years

Mrs. Anna Wannstedt, a resident of Anita for the past 45 years, died in her home there Friday (12/24/1943) at the age of 79 years after a long illness due to her advanced age. She was born in Austria a daughter of Matthew and Anna Duzas (sic-Dugas) and was married to Oscar Wannstedt October 8, 1890. He died about three years ago. Mrs. Wannstedt was a member of the Anita Catholic Church and was held in high esteem there.

She leaves the following sons and daughters: Oscar J. Wannstedt of Schnectady, N. Y.; Martin and Charles Wannstedt and Mrs. Anna Leap, of Anita. Five grandchildren are living. Funeral services were at 9:30 o’clock this morning in the Anita Roman Catholic Church with interment in the Anita Cemetery.

909. Martin Wanstead (sic – Wannstedt) from the Punxsutawney Spirit  Martin Wanstead (sic – Wannstedt) of Anita, is Dead

Martin Wanstead (sic - Wannstedt), a lifelong resident of Anita died last night in the Brookville Hospital following a stroke. He was 56 years of age. The deceased was born in Pottersdale, Clearfield County, in 1894, a son of Oscar and Anna Dugan Wansteadt (sic- Wannstedt). He was united in marriage in 1919 to Margaret Zuby. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Anita.

Surviving a re three sons, Martin, Jr., stationed with the U.S. Army at Selfridge Field, Mich.; Lorain and William, of Pittsburgh; one sister, Mrs. Anna Leap, of Anita, and two brothers, Charles, of Punxsutawney, and Oscar, of Schenectady, N.Y. Friends will be received in the Pifer Funeral Home here after 7 o’clock tonight. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

910. Mrs. Anna (Wannstedt) Leap from the Punxsutawney Spirit

Mrs. Anna Leap, 78, of Anita, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1981, at the Dubois Hospital, Dubois. A daughter of Oscar and Anna (Dugas) Wannstedt, she was born July 28, 1903, in Anita. Mrs. Leap was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Anita and of the Alter Rosary society and the Third order of St. Francis. She had live in Anita most of her life.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Butler of Punxsutawney, RD 3, and Mrs. Paul (Therese) Frech of Costa Mesa, Calif.; a son Leonard E. Leap, Clearfield; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard M. Leap, in 1975, and by three brothers, Martin, Oscar and Charles Wannstedt.

Friends will be received after 7 pm Saturday in the Pifer Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A funeral mass will be offered at 10 am Monday, Sept. 14, in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Anita. Interment will be in the parish cemetery near Anita.

911. Leonard Leap from the Punxsutawney Spirit

Leonard Leap, 69, of Anita, died Monday, Sept. 29, 1975 at Dubois Hospital. A son of William and Teresa Gisler Leap, he was born Dec. 22, 1905 in Cassandra. Mr. Leap was a resident of Anita for most of his life, though he had resided in Carmel, N.Y. He was an operating engineer for the Operating Engineers Union. He married the former Anna Wannstadt (sic –Wannstedt) on March 9, 1930. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Anita; the FOE, Punxsutawney; and Operating Engineers 66.

Surviving are his widow; two daughters; Mrs. Richard (Mary) Butler, Punxsutawney RD 3; Mrs. Paul (Therese) Frech, Costa mesa, Calif.; a son, Leonard E. Leap, Clearfield; eight grandchildren; four sisters: Mrs. Verna MacCombs, Hollywood, Fla.: Mrs. Fred (Ollie) Frieberg, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Helen Hrimble, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Clarence (Florence) Weakland, Hastings; two brothers: Carl, Detroit, Mich.; and Earl, Hyndman.

Friends will be received after 7 pm today at the Pifer Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am Thursday at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Anita. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s RC Cemetery, Anita.

912. Emma Jean (Colf) Butler from the Olean Times Herald Thursday, March 24, 1938

Mrs. Emma Jean Butler, formerly of the town of Franklinville, died Tuesday at the age of eighty-four years at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles R. Stewart, 26 Lexington Avenue, Salamanca, where she had lived the past two and one-half years. Survivors, in addition to Mrs. Charles Stewart, are three other daughters, Mrs. H. Davis of Arcade; Mrs. George Stewart of Salamanca, and Mrs. Ollie Mulligan (sic - Milligan) of Ellicottville; two sons, Charles Butler and William Butler, both of Salamanca. Funeral services will be held Friday at one o’clock at the Stewart home, the Rev. Sherman H. Epler officiating. Interment will be at West Valley.

913. Ronald Thomas Voyten from The News-Herald Northern Ohio

Funeral Mass for Ronald Thomas Voyten, 61, of Deland, Fla., will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anne's Church, in Debary, Fla. Mr. Voyten died July 25, 2005, at his home. Born April 26, 1944, in Punxsutawney, Pa., he had lived most of his life in the Perry area of Lake County, before moving to Florida six years ago. He received both his master's and bachelor's degrees from Kent State University. He had a deep love for his family, friends, teaching and gardening and will be missed by all. Mr. Voyten taught in the Mentor School System for 32 years before retiring to Florida.

Survivors are wife of almost 40 years, M. Patricia; daughter, Heather (Luis) Rodriguez of Tampa, Fla.; son, Thomas of Annapolis, Md., brothers, Gerald (Susan) of Mentor and Robert of Vero Beach, Fla.; sisters, Cathy (John) Russell of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Dianne (Larry) Estabrook of Fort Pierce, Fla.; and grandsons, Sebastian, Alexander, and Zachary Rodriguez. His parents, Frank and Ivis Voyten, are deceased. The family suggests contributions be made to the Catholic Charity Fund. Arrangements are being handled by the Lanksford Funeral Home and Crematory in Deland, Fla.

914. Robert William Butler Reference Item: Funeral Card

In Memory Of Robert William Butler, Date of Birth, July 15, 1925, Date of Death, November 15, 1999, Place and time of Service, Fellowship of Believers, Saturday, November 20, 1999, 1:00 PM, Clergy Rev. Wanda Malstrom, Fellowship of Believers, Interment, Sunnyside Cemetery, Arrangements by Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, Titusville, Pennsylvania. The text of Psalm 46:1-5 is written out.

915. Martin L. Wannstedt from the Dayton Daily News on January 31, 2010

Wannstedt, Martin L. 89, previously of Centerville and Kettering died January 21 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland WA. Martin was born and raised in Anita PA and graduated from Punxsutawney High School. He spent 30 years in the Air Force serving in WWII. He retired as a procurement officer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 1969. After retiring, Martin worked for the City of Dayton for 10 years. He enjoyed golf, bridge, watching football and reading and spending time with his friends at St. Leonard's. In 2008 Martin moved to North Bend Washington to be closer to his family.

Martin was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary of 59 years, his daughter Cindi Davis and brother Lorraine. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Tom Pease of North Bend WA, son-in-law John Davis of Franklin IN; three grandchildren Molly Prater, Alex and Carley. Memorials gifts may be made in his name to the National Federation of the Blind at 200 East Wells Street, at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, The Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund, P.O. Box 9784, Seattle WA 98109, or to the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

916. Jack C. Zuver from Find a Grave Buffalo Courier-Express Clipping

Sgt. Jack C. Zuver, 30, son of Mrs. Florence M. Zuver, 624½ Union St., was surrounded with three other soldiers on Nov. 28, 1950, when United Nations forces were retreating in North Korea.

Mrs. Zuver received a letter from a lieutenant who wrote that Sgt. Zuver was hit in the chest by a shell and was left on the battlefield at Parwonnyon after being bandaged.

A veteran of World War II, he re-enlisted about six months before fighting broke out in Korea. He worked at Clark Bros. Co. and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by a twin sister, Mrs. Eva (Wilford) Clark of Olean, and two brothers, Kenneth, of Olean, and James, of Cuba, N.Y.

917. Kenneth R. Zuver from unknown Newspaper From Find a grave

Kenneth R. Zuver of 310½ East Henley St., Olean, died Wednesday (June 4, 2008) at home after a brief illness. He had suffered poor health for several years.

Born Dec. 20, 1931 in Coudersport, Pa., he was a son of Arthur and Florence Bozard Zuver. After a brief time living in Cuba, NY, he was a resident of Olean his entire adult life.

Mr. Zuver was a graduate of Olean High School, class of 1949. In the 1950s, he was employed by the Van der Horst Corp. in Olean. He was a trainer in the art of hard chrome plating and traveled to Chicago and Irving, Texas for Van der Horst as new factories were opened. He later worked at and retired from the West State Hardware.

He was predeceased by two brothers: James Zuver of Cuba and Jack Zuver, MIA in Korea and one sister Mrs. Eva (Wilford) Clark of Olean. He is survived by his longtime companion Mrs. Margaret Horning and son, Anthony, of Olean, a lifelong friend, Robert Blaske of Allegany and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no public visitation. Gifts of flowers are gratefully declined. Memo­rials can be made to the Interfaith Caregivers of Olean. Arrangements are under direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., Olean.

918. Doris Irene (Morgan) Dixon from The Punxsutawney Spirit

Doris Irene Dixon, 86, Sykesville, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at her residence. She was born Aug. 5, 1925,in Sykesville, a daughter of the late John B. and Annie (Hughes) Morgan. April 17, 1941, she married Richard Franklin Dixon, who preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1978.

Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing, cooking and baking. She taught her grandchildren how to cook and bake. She loved to spend time with her family, and was also a loyal Pirates fan.

Surviving relatives include three sons, Donald Dixon and wife Mona of Punxsutawney, Dale Dixon and wife Jane of Sykesville, and Terry Dixon and wife Denise of Sykesville; two daughters, Kathy Yohe and husband Cliff of Big Run, and June Valimont of Brockway; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Paul Morgan and Lawrence Morgan; a sister, Ruth Wagaman; and an infant sister, Margaret Morgan. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Big Run. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the funeral home with Pastor Lance Tucker officiating.

Interment will be at Sykesville Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to DRMC Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801. Online condolences may be sent to

919. Cynthia (Butler) Groat Unknown Newspaper

Mrs. Cynthia Butler Groat died at her home in the town of Machias, Oct. 26, 1901. The funeral was held at the house, Oct. 28th, and the remains laid to rest in the Mount Hope cemetery at West Valley.

Mrs. Groat was the daughter of William F. and Marietta Butler and was born in the town of Mansfield July 13, 1842, and with the exception of a few months, she has always lived in Cattaraugus Co. She was married to Seth L. Groat in 1863. To them no children were born, but upon the death of her brother’s wife, she adopted one of the seven children which were left, a niece, and reared her with all the love and kindness that an own mother could have bestowed. This was only one of her kind and generous acts, as the greater part of her life was spent in doing good for others.

Patiently she bore her failing health, and when her last illness came the Angel of Death hastened to her relief. And though we mourn, we realize that our loss is her gain. Being of a kind and affectionate disposition, she won the love and regards of all who knew her.

Her husband, five brothers, and three sisters survive her.

920. George A. Colf – unknown newspaper

George A. Colf died at his home in Springville, Thursday, Nov. 5th, after an illness of three days. Two months previously he had a slight stroke of paralysis, but seemingly recovered from it and continued his work as usual, until Nov. 3rd, when he was stricken again. Mr. Colf was 58 years, 4 months and 20 days old; he was born in Ashland where he spent the early part of his life.

In 1869 he was married to Miss Marietta Butler. Seven children were born to them, three daughters and four sons: Mrs. Wesley Buffum of Glenwood, Mrs. Willis Buffum of Little Valley, Mrs. O. J. Bonsteel of Randolph, James, Herbert, Arthur, and Earl Colf of Springdale; all of whom, with his wife, survive him.

He was a kind and loving father, and was respected by all who knew him.

921. Marietta (Hopkins) Butler – unknown newspaper

Mrs. Marietta Butler died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. B. Very, in Machias, Wednesday, March 21st, after one-week’s illness with pneumonia. She was aged seventy-nine years, eleven months, and eight days. The funeral was held at the residence, Thursday at 2 o’clock pm, the Rev. Mr. Dare of Machias officiating, and Friday the remains were taken to Scottsdale and laid by the side of her husband, William F. Butler, who died three years ago.

She was a kind and loving mother and wife and an exemplary Christian woman, who always had a pleasant smile and cheerful word for all.

She leaves nine children to mourn the loss of a loving mother, Mrs. S. B. Very, Mrs. S. L. Groat and Wm. Butler of Machais, N. H. Butler of Devereux, A. A. and M. S. Butler of Rushford, Mrs. George Colf of Mortons Corners, Mrs. T. C. Bozard of Humphrey, and J. H. Butler of Scottsville, besides a large circle of friends.

922. William F. Butler – Unknown Newspaper - An Old Resident Dies

William F. Butler, a former resident of Humphrey, this county, died at Scottsville, Feb. 18th. The deceased was born Jan. 8, 1806, in Washington County. When a boy he moved to Onondaga Co., from there to Allegany Co., then to Niagara Co. and from there to Mansfield, Catt. Co., in which county he spent nearly all his manhood years. He married Miss Marietta Hopkins at Mansfield in 1835. He lived two years in Wyoming, and the last five years at Scottsville, Monroe Co. He enjoyed good health until the fall of 1896, when he had slight spells of sickness. He was confined to his bed but ten days during his last sickness.

Besides his wife, nine children survive, William H. Butler, Mrs. Seth Groat, Mrs. S. B. Very, and Nelson Butler of Machias, Mrs. T. C. Bozard of Humphrey, M. S. Butler of Olean, A. A. Butler of Lyndon, Mrs. Geo. Colf of Concord, and J. H. Butler of Scottsville.

Funeral was held at the Methodist church at Scottsville, Feb. 20th, Rev. G. S. Robinson officiating and the remains were laid at rest at Scottsville, as he had requested.

923. Maude (Noble) Fuller from Find a grave – unknown newspaper

Daughter of Benjamin & Frances Holliday Noble. On August 16, 1916 she married James Robert Fuller, who predeceased her in 1953. She was the sexton of the Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca for over 50 years & had been employed over 40 years by the Salamanca School System. She was awarded the "Mother of the Year" by the Buffalo Evening News & WBEN Radio Station in 1956. She was a member of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Salamanca.

Surviving are 8 daughters, Mrs. Dora Campbell & Mrs. Betty Claybark, both of Kill Buck,NY; Norma (Richard) Mang of Tonawanda,NY; Mary Fuller of Salamanca,NY; Mrs. Joyce Hoffman of Scottsdale, Arizona, Leitha (Ruddy) Sargent & Lois (Daniel) Steinbroner both of Olean,NY; Mrs. Lona Leiplein of Moore, SC, & Eva (James) Woodmancy of Great Valley, NY; 7 sons, Robert, Charles, James, Frederick, John & Leon Fuller all of Kill Buck, NY & Taylor Fuller of Atlantia, Georgia; 43 grandchildren; 43 great-gandchidren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Rarey of Olean, NY & Mrs. Louise Schott of Hinsdale, NY; & several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, June Louise Fuller.

924. Robert C. Fuller from Find a Grave

Son of James & Maude Noble Fuller. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal plus 1 Silver Service Star, WWII Victory Commemorative Medal, Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII, Combat Infantryman's Badge 1st. Award & NY State Conspicuous Service Cross Medal. He was employed as the sexton at the Wildwood Cemetery in Salamanca for over 40 years retiring in the mid-1980's. He was a member of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 & the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

Surviving are 2 sons, James (Carol) Fuller of Holiday Island, Arkansas; William (Susan) Fuller of Bliss, NY; 3 daughters, Linda (Gary) Bennett of Mantura, Ohio; Winifred (Matthew) Vian of Emporia, Kansas; & Rhonda Fuller of Kill Buck, NY; 12 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren; six sisters, Mary Fuller of Salamanca, NY; Betty Clayback of Kill Buck, NY; Leitha (Ruddy) Sargent of Olean ,NY; Lois (Dan) Steinbroner of Hinsdale, NY; Lona Leiplein of Moore, SC; & Eva (Jim) Woodmancy of Great Valley, NY; 5 brother Taylor (Rose) Fuller of Gator, Georgia; Charles (Freya) Fuller, James E. (Florence) Fuller, John Fuller,& Douglas (Vivian) Fuller all of Kill Buck, NY; & several nieces & nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Fred & 4 sisters, Dora Campbell, Norma Mang, Joyce Hullderman & June Fuller.

925. Mary France Fuller from Find a Grave

Daughter of James & Maude Noble Fuller. She was employed at Sylvania in Batavia, NY for 25 years & previously worked at Sheble & Wood Woolen Mills in Salamanca, NY. Mary loved her family & took great pleasure in helping all who needed her help. She loved to knit, crochet & tending to her flower gardens. She loved her cats, Ru & Mr. Ed, both strays she adopted.

Surviving are 4 sisters, Leitha (Ruddy) Sargent, Olean, NY, Lois (Dan) Steinbroner, Olean, NY, Lona Leiplein, Moore, SC, & Eva Woodmancy, Great Valley, NY; 2 brothers, James (Florence) Fuller & Douglas (Vivian) Fuller both of Kill Buck, NY; several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by 5 sisters, Dora Campbell, Norma Mange, June Fuller, Betty Jean Claybach, Joyce Halterman, 5 brothers, Robert, Charles, Frederick, John & Taylor Fuller.

926. Mrs. Helen Jeanette (Smith) Butler

From the "Rochester Democrat & Chronicle" 03/15/1934

Canandaigua, Mar. 14 - Mrs. Helen Jeanette Butler, 76, widow of James H. Butler of Scottsville, died in the home of her son, Floyd D. Butler in this city today.

She was born in Virginia Mar. 13, 1858, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Smith. Since the death of her husband she had made her home in Canandaigua. Besides the son, she is survived by three grandchildren, Jack, Robert and Elinor Butler of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Martin Price of Scottsville and Mrs. Eunice Chapin of Rochester. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Scottsville.

927. Howard Everett Brown unknown newspaper

Howard Everett Brown, son of Henry B. & Cora Oaks Brown, married the former Martha Haas who survives. He lived in Franklinville, NY until 1962 then moved to Bliss, NY. His first wife was the former Edna Clement.

He worked at Fancher Furniture in Salamanca, NY, was an inspector at Ford Motor Company, & truck driver for Mallory Times in Warsaw, NY. He was member of Veterans Club of Warsaw; Loyal Order of Moose; Bliss Masonic Lodge F & AM; life time member of Franklinville Fire Dept.; & the Franklinville Conservation Club.

He is the father of Russell (Jean) Brown of Bliss, NY, Henry (Della) Brown of Oregon, step father to James (Carol) Fuller of Chicago, IL, & William (Susan) Fuller of Bliss, NY; nine grandchildren; & a sister Janetta (Lyman) Milgate of Franklinville, NY

928. Donald Dee Forrest From The Punxsutawney Spirit 11 22, 2012

Donald Dee Forrest, 66, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born Dec. 8, 1945, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Arthur Clinton and Helen Jean (Grube) Forrest. On Aug. 14, 1965, he married the love of his life, the former Nancy Arlene Vanhorn, who survives. They met one another on a seesaw at Gobbler’s Knob while attending a FFA and FHA school picnic. He was a member of the Scotland Avenue Church of God. Don worked as a truck driver for many years until his blindness forced him to retire. He had been a driver at Benson’s Trucking, MIF Trucking of Brockway and for Donald Vite. He enjoyed working, driving trucks and talking about driving trucks. He loved spending time with his family and his dog Hannah. He enjoyed working in the garage or around the house with his boys. He will be remembered as a hard worker, a loyal husband and a wonderful father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include five sons, Thomas Dee Forrest and wife Irene of Clearfield, Jeffrey Lee Forrest and Ann Butler of Punxsutawney, William Michael Forrest and wife Theresa of Desire, Timothy Daniel Forrest and wife Charlene of Brockway, and Joseph Matthew Forrest and wife Wanda of Sykesville; 12 grandchildren, Ashley and Macy Forrest, Kayla Blystone, Gregory, Christopher, Brianna, D.J., Andrew and Jacob Forrest, and Dillon, Taylor and Brylan Conoran; two great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Arthur Forrest and wife Maxine of Clarion, James Forrest of Indiana, Terry Forrest and wife Robin of Reynoldsville, and Robert Forrest and wife Patricia of Knox Dale.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Mark Pollock. Memorial donations may be made in Don’s memory to the Association for the Blind; the American Kidney Foundation; or American Diabetes. Online condolences may be made at

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