SHANK
OBITUARIES

OBIT OF LEWIS SHANK. Lewis Shank, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the home of his son, William Shank, of 230 Philadelphia street, on Monday night, at the age of 80 years and one month. The deceased was a member of Co. H., 54th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War and served with distinction until he lost his left arm at the elbow in the battle of Snicker's Gap. For the last nine years he has been blind. He is survived by eight children as follows: William, of town; Jacob of Fayette county; John, of Derry; Lorenzo, of Blairsville; Mrs. Frank Clawson, of Indiana; Mrs. Bennett, of Blairsville, and two other daughters, Jane and Etta, who are married and reside in White township. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock interment being made in Oakland cemetery. The G. A. R. will be in charge of the service. (Newspaper dated April 3, 1905)

OBIT OF VELMA L. SHANK. Velma L. Shank, 81, 336 Washington St., Indiana, died Monday, March 26, 1979, at the Indiana Hospital. A daughter of Bert and Rebecca (Stiffler) Lockard, she was born Sept. 24, 1897, at Green township. Mrs. Shank lived for 30 years in the Commodore area and the past 30 years at her late address. She was a member of the Cockport Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Paul C.; two sons: Robert H., Indiana, and David M., Virginia Beach, Va.; five daughters: Mrs. Harold (Alberta) Fleming, Suitland, Md.; Mrs. Roy (Theda Ellen) Ginter, Homer City; Mrs. Philip (Willavene) Sondbeck, Hauppauge, N. Y.; Mrs. David (Inajean) Strong, Homer City; Mrs. Donald (Miriam) Van Sile, Big Flats, N. Y.; a brother, John Lockard, Commodore; two sisters: Mrs. Clell (Margaret) Shank, Wickliffe, Ohio, and Mrs. Elmer (Emma) Woodruff, Johnstown; and 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother an a sister. Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. E. Russel Cunnings officiating. Interment will be in the Garden of Christus, Greenwood Cemetery.

OBIT OF TARA RAE SHANK, 4 of 2 Potts Road, Home, died Friday, May 16, 1986, in Washington Township. A daughter of Galen R. and Becky R. McCoy Shank, she was born Aug. 7, 1981, in White Township. Tara lived her entire life in Indiana County. Surviving are her parents: two brothers, Garrett P. and Tyler R., both at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shank of Indiana; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller of Indiana; and paternal great-grandfather, Paul C. Shank of Indiana. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Herbert R. McCoy. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today (Saturday) at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Larry Greenslit will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF GAYE V. SHANK, 80 of 8702 N. Sixth Drive, Phoenix, Ariz., died Monday, Dec. 21, 1988 in Phoenix. A daughter of Henry and Mary Nupp Houck, she was born Nov. 20, 1901 in Purchase Line. Mrs. Shank was a member of the First Baptist Church, Phoenix. Surviving are her husband, Guear E. Shank; two sons: Bernon B. Shank, Blairsville RD 3, and Carlton K. Shank, Phoenix; two daughters: Mrs. Betty Lou Pringle, Phoenix, and Mrs. Eileen Coefield, Palm Desert, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private services were held at 10 a.m. today (Dec. 22) in the First Baptist Church, Phoenix.

OBIT OF LEWIS L. SHANK, 89, of Commodore R. D. 1, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 1969, in the Indiana Hospital. Friends are being received at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today where the Rev. Richard Cassel will conduct services on Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF LEWIS L. SHANK, 89, of Commodore R. D. 1 died Thursday, Sept. 4, 1989, in the Indiana Hospital. Born Feb. 1, 1880, in Cherryhill Twp., he was a son of Andrew and Mary Sickenberger Shank. A retired farmer, he had lived almost his entire life in Green Twp. Mr. Shank was a member of the Graystone UP Church. Surviving are two sons and four daughters: Lisle, Cleveland, Ohio; Darrell, Mrs. James (Marian) McKee and Mrs. John G. (Lois) Kime, all of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Forrie (Dorothy) Fleming, Indiana; Mrs. Telford (Imogene) Burns, Marion Center; a brother, Andrew, Commodore; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Edna Lydic Shank in 1963. Friends will be received at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, after 7:30 p.m. today and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday where the Rev. Richard Cassel will conduct services on Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF HATTIE ELSIE GREGG SHANK, 97, formerly of Commodore RD 1, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1981, at Scenery Hill Manor Nursing Home, Indiana. The daughter of John and Elizabeth Bagley Gregg, she was born Dec. 5, 1883, in Green Township, Indiana County. Mrs. Shank was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cookport. Surviving are seven children: Clarence H., Monroeville; Mrs. Clifford (Geraldine) Mee, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. William (Beulah) Clark, Linden; Mrs. Rowena Kinter, Homer City; Doyle A., Meadville; Mrs. Ernest (Lovell) Heath, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Avalee Keyworth, Milford, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Clarence Shank, in 1970; a son, Carl; four infant children; a sister, Mrs. Maude Russell; two brothers, William Gregg and Ford Gregg. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Rairigh Funeral Home, Hillsdale, where a service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, with the Rev. John M. Lanning officiating. Interment will follow in the Ruffner Cemetery, Clyner, RD 1.

OBIT OF MRS. JACOB L, SHANK. Mrs. Jacob L. Shank, aged 80 years, died at her home at Penn Run on April 2, of heart trouble. She was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth M. Fyock, and was born in Somerset county, June 1, 1874. Her husband died about eight years ago. The deceased was a member of the Church of the Brethren. Three children survive: Wm. E. Shank, of Gary, Ind.; Mrs. A. B. Geesey, of Buffalo, N. Y.; Lewis P. Shank, who resides in the west, and Mrs. O. J. Pattison, of Clymer. Funeral services were held in the Brethren Church at Penn Run and burial made in the Decker cemetery. (1918 date on newspaper)

OBIT OF ANDREW CLARENCE SHANK. Andrew Clarence Shank, 86, of Commodore R. D. 1, died Sunday, April 19, 1970, at Indian Haven. A son of Andrew and Mary Ann Sickenberger Shank, he was born Oct. 26, 1883, in Cherryhill Twp. Mr. Shank was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cookport. Surviving are his wife, Elsie Gregg Shank, whom he married on May 10, 1905; seven children: Clarence H., Monroeville; Mrs. Clifford (Geraldine) Mee, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. William (Beulah) Clark, Linden; Mrs. Blaine (Rowena) Kinter, Homer City; Doyle A., Meadville; Mrs. Ernest (Lovell) Heath, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Avalee Keyworth, Milford, Mich.; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four young children and another son, Carl, in 1967. Friends will be received from 7-10 p.m. today and from 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. Tuesday at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Hillsdale, where services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Pastor John M. Lansing will officiate and interment will be made in the Cookport Methodist Cemetery.

OBIT OF DARRELL L. SHANK. Darrell L. Shank, Allegheny Township. Darrell L. Shank, 81, of 610 Pine Run Road, Allegheny Township, died Tuesday (Oct. 10, 1995) in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, where he was a patient the past month. Born May 20, 1914, in Green Township, he lived in Allegheny Township for 23 years. Before that he lived in Penn Hills. During the winter months, he lived in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Shank was personnel and maintenance manager for Westinghouse Corp., in East Pittsburgh for 33 years before retiring in 1975. He was a member of Pine Run Presbyterian Church, Markle. Mr. Shank, a pilot, owned and airplane and enjoyed yard work. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Helen E. Sterner Shank; a daughter, Shirley A. Weaver of Allegheny Township; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Kime of Hilton Head, S.C., and Marian McKee of Mt. Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis L. and Nancy Edna Lydic Shank; a brother, Lisle Shank; and two sisters, Imogene Burns and Dorothy Fleming. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Curran-Shaffer Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Owens View Drive, Apollo, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Officiating will be the Rev. Clifton Foster. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, Pa.

OBIT OF H. CLELL SHANK, 64, of 1445 Craneing Rd., Wickliffe, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 27, 1963, in Wickliffe. A former resident of Dixonville, he was born in Indiana on august 24, 1899, a son of the late Benjamin and Carrie Wheeler Shank. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lockard Shank; two sons, Donald and Harold Shank of Wickliffe, and four grandchildren. Two brothers, Seward of Worthington, and Benjamin of New Kensington; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Onetta) King and Mrs. John (Janilla) Wadill, both of New Kensington. Funeral services will be held in Wickliffe on Monday, September 30, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Wickliffe Cemetery.

OBIT OF GLEN SHANK. Funeral services were held on Tuesday in Starford, followed by interment in Diamondville cemetery for Glenn Shank, aged 28, of Starford, who died Saturday in his home. A son of Mrs. Rhoda (McGuire) Shank and the late Henry Shank, he was a life-long resident of the Straford community. Surviving with his mother are eight brothers and sisters, among whom is Pvt. Herbert Shank, of Fort Bliss, Texas.

OBIT OF GLENN SHANK, 28, life-time resident of Starford, died Saturday at his home in Starford. Mr. Shank was born May 30, 1916, a son of the late Henry Shank and Mrs. Rhoda McGuire Shank. His father preceded him in death on November 29, 1941. The deceased resided with his mother, Mrs. Rhoda Shank in Starford. Surviving are his mother and the following brothers and sisters: Guier Shank, Kittanning; Mrs. Ada Gibson, Akron, Ohio; Clayton Shank, Detroit, Mich.; Pvt. Herbert Shank, Fort Bliss, Texas; Mrs. Henriette Henry, Cleveland, Ohio; Roy Shank, Detroit, Mich.; Clair Shank, Starford and Mrs. Phyllis Collins, Detroit, Mich. Friends will be received at the home of his mother in Starford, where services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Diamondville Cemetery, Diamondville. (handwritten notes : b. 5-3-1916, d. 4-28-1945, aged 28 y 11 m 25 d)

OBIT OF MARGARET LOCKARD SHANK, 80, of Wickliffe, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 30, 1981 in Wickliffe Hospital. A daughter of Bert and Becky Lockard, she was born Feb. 21, 1901 in Green Township. Mrs. Shank taught school in Commodore for several years. After moving to the Cleveland, Ohio area, she joined the Nottingham Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Harold and Donald, both of Wickliffe; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; one sister, Emma Woodruff, Johnstown; and many nieces and nephews in this area. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clell Shank, on Sept. 27, 1963. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2 in the Orlando Funeral Home, Wickliffe, Ohio. Interment was also in Wickliffe.

OBIT OF CHARLAINE M. HINDES SHANK, 37, of Lamar, Clinton County, died May 30, 1988. Surviving are her husband, Bernon D. Shank, Sr., one son, Nicholas, Lamar; and one sister, Mrs. Joseph (Doris) Herbst, Ford City. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today at the Kennedy Funeral Home, Kittanning, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Donald Hezlett officiating. Interment will be in Lawnhaven Burial Estates, Worthington.

OBIT OF BERNON D. SHANK, JR., 14 of Lamar, Clinton County, died May 30, 1988. Surviving are his father, Bernon D. Shank, Sr., Lamar; one brother, Nicholas; and grandparents, Bernon B. and Ruthie Jamieson Shank, Blairsville. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today at the Kennedy Funeral Home, Kittanning, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Donald Hezlet officiating. Interment will be in Lawnhaven Burial Estates, Worthington.

OBIT OF CHRISTOPHER SHANK, 16, of Lamar, Clinton County, died May 31, 1988. Surviving his father, Bernon D. Shank, Sr.; one brother, Nicholas; and grandparents, Bernon B. and Ruthie Jamieson Shank, Blairsville. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today at the Kennedy Funeral home, Kittanning, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Donald Hezlet officiating. Interment will be in Lawnhaven Burial Estates, Worthington.

OBIT OF RYAN M. SHANK, 3, of Lamr, Clinton County, died May 30, 1988. Surviving his father, Bernon D. Shank, Sr., Lamar; one brother, Nicholas; and grandparents, Bernon B. and Ruthie Jamieson Shank, Blairsville. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. today at the Kennedy Funeral home, Kittanning, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Donald Hezlet officiating. Interment will be in Lawnhaven Burial Estates, Worthington.

OBIT OF BENJAMIN F. SHANK, 81, of 215 Wayne St., Lower Burrell, died Saturday, March 28, 1987, at his home where he resided with this sister. A son of Benjamin A. and Carrie Wheeler Shank, he was born Dec. 12, 1905, at Dixonville. Mr. Shank had lived in Lower Burrell for 45 years. A crane operator for Alcoa, New Kensington, for 27 years, he was a veteran of World War II having served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Alcoa 25 Year Club. Surviving are a brother, Seward L. Shank of Worthington; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Onieda) King of Lower Burrell and Mrs. John (Janella) Waddell of Lower Burrell. He was preceded in death by a brother Clell Shank. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Frank Gigler Funeral Home, Lower Burrell, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Allen Herman will officiate. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, where graveside services will be held at 12:15 p.m.

OBIT OF MRS. MARY GREEK SHANK, 41, formerly of the Clymer area, died in the Detroit hospital on Monday, April 26 (or 25--smudged), at 8:30 a.m. She is survived by her husband, Clayton Shank, and two sons: Clayton, Jr., and James. Burial will take place in the Detroit Memorial Cemetery on April 29. (Newspaper date: 1954)

OBIT OF JESSE LAWRENCE SHANK, 76, a lifetime resident of Indiana County, passed away at his home, Commodore RD 1, Monday, June 6, at 4 p.m. Born in Cherryhill Township October 24, 1878, a son of Andrew and Mary Sickenberger Shank, he was a member of the Cookport Baptist Church for 42 years. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Olive Lydic Shank; one son Paul of Indiana, Pa.; two daughters, Mildred at home and Mrs. Ralph (Genevieve) Gregg of Northeast, Pa.; three brothers, Benjamin A. of Clymer, Lewis L. and Andrew C. of Commodore RD; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Weaver of Diamondville; Mrs. Maude Long and Martha Learn of Indiana; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Beatrice Irene, preceded her father in death. Friends will be received at the Bence Funeral Home, Clymer, until 12 noon Thursday, June 9, when the body will be removed to the Cookport Baptist Church to lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. the hour of service. The Rev. Clayton Straw and the Rev. Silas Gearhart will officiate and interment will follow in the Cookport Methodist cemetery.

OBIT OF BENJAMIN A. SHANK of Clymer RD 1 passed away Saturday, January 5, at 5:15 p.m. at his late home where he had been residing for the past 53 years. Born March 28, 1877, in Cherryhill Township, Indiana Co., he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary Sickenberger Shank. Surviving are his wife, Carrie A. Wheeler shank, as well as three sons, two daughters, two brothers, three sisters, 15 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren. Friends are being received at Robinson-Lytle's, 36 N. 7th St., Indiana, where services will be conducted Wednesday, January 9, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. F. B. Miller and the Rev. R. S. Yeater will officiate. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF BEN A. SHANK of Clymer, RD 1 passed away at his late home Saturday evening at 5:15 o'clock after an illness of three years. He was born March 28, 1877, in Cherryhill Township, a son of the late Andrew and Mary Sickenberger Shank, and was united in marriage in 1898 with Carrie Wheeler Shank, who survives. Prior to coming to his late residence near Dixonville 53 years ago, Mr. Shank had resided in Cherryhill Township and at Shanktown. Surviving him are: His wife, three sons, H. Clell Shank of Cleveland, Ohio; Seward L. Shank of Worthington, Pa., and Benjamin F. Shank of New Kensington; two daughters, Mrs. Thos. (Onieda) King and Mrs. John (Jenella) Waddell, both of New Kensington; two brothers, L. L. Shank and A. C. Shank, both of Commodore. Two brothers, (Lawrence and Henry) are deceased. Three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wesver, Diamondville; Mrs. Maude Long, and Mrs. Martha Learn, both of Indiana; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren also survive. Friends will be received after 7:00 p.m. Monday at Robinson-Lytle's, 36 N. 7th Street, Indiana where services will be conducted Wed., Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. P. B. Miller and the Rev. R. S. Yeater will officiate. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, Pa.

OBIT OF MRS. CARRIE ANNA SHANK, widow of Benjamin Arthur Shank, formerly of Dixonville, Pa., passed away March 30, 1959, at 7:15 a.m. in the Citizens General hospital, New Kensington, Pa. Born May 25, 1877, in Dixonville, she was a daughter of the late John and Samantha Lydick Wheeler, and had resided all of her life in Green Twp. and Dixonville with the exception of the past 9 months in New Kensington. Mrs. Shank was a member of Two Lick Baptist Church of Dixonville. Surviving are three sons H. Clell of Cleveland, Ohio; Seward l., of Worthington, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Thos. (Oneida) King and Mrs. John (Jenella) Waddell of New Kensington; two brothers, John Wheeler of Dixonville and William Wheeler of Homer City; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Weiss of Indiana, Pa., and Mrs. Orange (Della) Long of Dixonville. There are 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be conducted Thursday, April 2, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Frank B. Miller will officiate and interment will follow in Oakland cemetery, Indiana, Pa.

OBIT OF BLANCHE OLIVE LYDICK SHANK, 89, widow of Lawrence Shank of Cookport, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1968, at Mountain View Nursing Home, Hillsdale. A daughter of Azariah and Mary Gallagher Lydick, she was born Dec. 18, 1878, in Green Twp. The Rairigh Funeral home, Hillsdale, is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will appear in Thursdays' edition of the Gazette.

OBIT OF MRS. BLANCHE OLIVE SHANK, 89, widow of J. Lawrence Shank, of Cookport, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1968, at the Mountain View Nursing Home, Hillsdale. A daughter of Azariah and Mary Gallagher Lydic, she was born Dec. 18, 1878, in Green Twp., Indiana County. Mrs. Shank was a lifetime member of the Baptist Church of Cookport. Surviving are three children: Paul C., Indiana; Miss Mildred M., Cookport; Mrs. Geneveive Gree, North East; three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Jennie McCoy and Frank Lydic, both of Cookport; Mrs. Floyd (Grace) Lightner, Dixonville; Mrs. Ella Henry, Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. she was preceded in death by a daughter, Beatrice Irene, and her husband, J. Lawrence Shank, in 1955, Friends will be received from 2-5 and 7-10 p.m. today and Friday at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Hillsdale, where services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. C. C. Clawson and Rev. Robert Wessel, officiating. Interment will follow in the Cookport Methodist Cemetery.

OBIT MRS. MARY EDNA SHANK, wife of Lewis L. Shank of Commodore RD 1, died on Friday evening, July 19, 1963, at the Indiana Hospital. She was born March 12, 1884, a daughter of Thomas B. and Mary McCluskey Lydick, in Green Twp., Indiana Co., where she had lived all her life. She was a member of the East Union Presbyterian Church, and had served as an elder in the church for several years. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons: Lisle T. of Cleveland, Ohio, and Darrell L., of Pittsburgh; four daughters: Mrs. F. L. (Dorothy) Fleming of Indiana; Mrs. J. T. (Imogene) Burns of Marion Center; Mrs. James L. (Marian) McKee and Mrs. J. G. (Lois) Kime, both of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. J. L. (June) Ross of Harrisburg and Mrs. Ella Thomas of Albuquerque, New Mexico; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

OBIT OF LISLE T. SHANK, 85, of 940 Glenside, South Euclid, Ohio, formerly of Commodore, died Friday, Aug. 1, 1986, in Huntburg, Ohio. A son of Louis L. and Edna Lydic Shank, he was born Nov. 16, 1900, at Starford. Mr. Shank had been associated with C. B. C. Coal Company as a weighmaster and retired in 1950 at which time he moved to Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Viola Buterbaugh Shank; a son, Berdyne Shank of Lebanon; a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) Dick of Cleveland, Ohio; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Darrell Shank of Apollo; and three sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Fleming of Indiana, Mrs. James (Marion) McKee of Mt. Lebanon, and Mrs. Jack (Lois) Kime of Hilton Head, S. C. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Imogene Burns. Friends will be received from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Emerson Ross will officiate and interment will be Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF CARL E. SHANK, 48, of Cherry Tree, R. D. 2, formerly of Commodore, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1967, at Altoona Veterans Administration Hospital where he was admitted Nov. 15, 1966. Born Oct. 16, 1981 at Commodore, R. d. 1, he was a son of Andrew and Elsie Gregg Shank. He was a resident of Cherry Tree R. D. 2 the past 12 years and had been employed as a truck driver by A. E. o'clock Co. of Pittsburgh; was a former stone mason and bricklayer and was a member of Post N. 222, American Legion, Clymer; was a veteran of World War II, holding the rank of Technical Sergeant, and served as an automotive mechanic with the 3360th Quartermaster Truck Co. in the Algeria French Moroccan Tunisian campaign, and the Italian Southern France and Rhineland campaigns. He was the recipient of the European African - Middle Eastern service metal with eight Bronze Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead. He also received awards for meritorious service in the above campaigns. Mr. Shank is survived by his widow, Louise Coble Shank; a son, Gary and daughter, Beth Ann, all of Cherry Tree R. D. 2: his parents, of Commodore; two brothers: Clarence, of Pittsburgh; Doyle of Meadville; five sisters: Mrs. Clifford (Geraldine) Mee, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. William (Buelah) Clark, Williamsport; Mrs. Blaine (Rowena) Kinter, Homer City; Mrs. Ernest (Lovell) Heath, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Avalee Keyworth, Milford, Mich. Friends may pay their respect after 7 p.m. this evening at the Gwin Funeral Home, Cherry Tree, where memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. J. Robert Singleton, officiating. Interment will be in Uniontown EUB Cemetery, Cherry Tree, R. D. 2. Combined military rites will be conducted at the funeral home and at graveside by members of American Legion Post 222, Clymer and Post 250, Cherry Tree.

OBIT OF HENRY NUMAN SHANK, 66, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Starford. He was a son of Andrew and Mary (Sickenberger) Shank and was born on February 11, 1875. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rhoda (McGuire) Shank, and nine children: O (?G) E. Shank, Kittanning; Mrs. Ada Gibson, Starford; Clayton Shank, Alverda; Herbert Shank, Camp Davis, N. C..; Mrs. Henrietta Henry, Niagara Falls; Harry R. Shank, Detroit, Mich.; Clair Shank, Clymer; Glenn Shank, at home, and Miss Phyllis Shank, Niagara Falls. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and theses sisters and brothers; Mrs. Mary Weaver, Wanden; Mrs. Maud Long, Clymer; Benjamin J. Shank, Dixonville; Lloyd Shank, Commodore; Lewis Shank, Starford; Mrs. Martha Learn, Indiana, and Andrew Shank, Commodore. Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Shank home. Interment took place in the Diamondville Cemetery.

OBIT OF MRS. LUCINDA HOUCK SHANK, widow of Harvey Shank, of Indiana R. d. 3, passed away at her late home Tuesday, January 13, at 7:40 p.m. Born September 30, 1864, in Cherryhill Twp., in Indiana County, a daughter of the late Peter and Kathryn Wheeler Houck, she spent all her life in Cherryhill Twp., the past 33 at Indiana R. D. 3. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Indiana. She is survived by five sons and five daughters--Mrs. Orra (Clare) McCunn and Peter of Rayne Twp.; Mrs. Sanford (Lula) Deabenderfer and Roy W., Indiana R. D. 3; Linus, Grove City, R. D.; Joshua and John, Indiana; Mrs. Clair (Mary) Trimble, Home, R. D. Mrs. Mack (Hazel) Buterbaugh of Marchand; 46 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida Kirkland of Purchase Line. Friends will be received at Robinson-Lytle's, 36 North, Seventh street, Indiana, after 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Friday, January 16 at 3:00 p.m. by the Rev. E. W. Lighthall. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana. (Newspaer date 1953)

OBIT OF JOSHUA L. SHANK, of R. 1249 Philadelphia Street Indiana, Pa., passed wasy Tuesday, October 24, 1961, in the Indiana Memorial Hospital. Born March 27, 1890, in Cherryhill Township, Indiana County Pa., he was a son of the late Harvey and Lucinda Houck Shank. He had spent most of his life in Indiana and vicinity; was a retired coal miner and a member of U M W of A. Local 2381. Surviving are: his wife, Marie Stuchell Shank; four sons, Harvey L., Clymer R D 2: Wilbur L., Lucernemines; Harold W., Imperial Beach, Calif.; Donald J., Fine, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Adaline) Briggs, Georgetown, N. Y.; Mrs. Raymond (Naomi) Bryant, Indiana, Pa.; four brothers, Peter, Marion Center; Louis, Grove City; John, Indiana; Roy, Marion Center; five sisters, Mrs. Clair McCunn, Indiana R. D.; Miss Golda Shank, Indiana, Pa.; Mrs. Clair Trimble, Home, R. D.; Mrs. Max Buterbaugh, Covode; Mrs. Lula Deabenderfer, Indiana R D. There are 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends will be received on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be conducted Friday October 27 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Leo J. Fisher will officiate and interment will follow in the Harmony Cemetery, Penn Run, Pa.

OBIT OF MRS. JOSHUA SHANK. Mrs. Joshua Shank died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irwin Lydick, in Cherryhill township, on Thursday evening of general debility, at the age of 90. She was a life long christian woman, and was a member of the Dunkard church. She is survived by seven children: Joshua, Levi, Mrs. Martin Putt and Mrs. Irwin Lydick of Cherryhill township, and Mrs. Joshua Gibson, Mrs. William Lydick and Mrs. Lowry Stormer of Green township. The funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10. The interment was made in the Simpson grave yard. (Handwritten date 5-13-97 (1897).

OBIT OF PETER H. SHANK, 84, Marion Center RD 2, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 1972, in the Indiana Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. A son of Harvey W. and Lucinda Houck Shank, he was born July 26, 1887 in Cherryhill Twp., Indiana County. He was a lifetime resident of Indiana County and was a carpenter by trade. Mr. Shank was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Indiana. Surviving are his widow, Emma Stonebraker Shank, whom he married on Nov. 11, 1920; two sons: Lisle Peter and Lloyd W., both of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters: Mrs. James (Dorothy) Simpson, Indiana; Mrs. Richard (Helen) Gordon, Butler; two brothers: Linus, Grove City; Roy, Marion Center; four sisters: Miss Goldy Shank, Marion Center, Mrs. Clair (Mary) Trimble, Home; Mrs. Max (Hazel) Buterbaugh, Covode; Mrs. Lula Deabenderfer, Indiana RD 4; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn who died in infancy; three brothers: John, Clarence and Joshua; two sisters: Mrs. Claire McCunn and Mrs. Ruth Ubank. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Frank T. Mihalcik Funeral Home, 965 Philadelphia St., Indiana, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday from the chapel of the funeral home. Dr. Delbert E. Jolley will officiate and interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF DANIEL WEBSTER SHANK, 203 W. Freedom Avenue, Burnham, Pa., died Friday October 20 at 1 p.m. at the Lewistown Hospital after an illness of three weeks. Born December 8 1874, at Indiana, Pa., he was the son of Daniel W. and Cylist Shank. His wife Mary Belle (Anderson) Shank, died February 10, 1959 He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Adam (Geneveive) Selbert of W. Springfield, Mass.; Mrs. Harvey (Helen) Holmberg of Danbury, N. H.; and Mrs. Pearl Kline, 203 W. Freedom Avenue, Burnham, Pa. Funeral services were held Tuesday October 24 at 2 p.m. in the Speer Funeral Home at Burnham. Interment followed in Birch Hill Cemetery. (Newspaper date-1961)

OBIT OF JOHN S. SHANK, 80, of 311 Philadelphia St., Indiana, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1971, at the family home. A son of Harvey and Lucinda Houck Shank, he was born Oct. 27, 1891, in Cherryhill Township, Indiana County. Mr. Shank had lived his entire life in Indiana County and for the past 23 years in Indiana. Until retiring he had been employed for many years at Hiram Swank's Sons brick plant at Clymer. He was first married to the former Victoria Rowe who preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, Faye Bergreen Shank; three sons: Linus and Arthur, both of South Hackensach, N. J.; Leroy, Indiana, RD 3; a daughter, Mrs. John (Marian) Isenberg, Indiana, RD; a step-son, James Bergreen, Glen Campbell, RD; a step daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Violet) Huey, Baden, RD; three brothers: Peter and Roy, both of Marion Center; Linus, Grove City; four sisters: Miss Goldie, Marion Center; Mrs. Clair (Mary) Trimble, Home; Mrs. Max (Hazel) Buterbaugh, Marchand; Mrs. Lula Deabenderfer, Indiana; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, John, a step daughter, Mrs. Glen (Ruth) Smith, three brothers; Clarence, Ferman and Joshua and two sisters, Ruth and Clare. Friends are being received today (Thursday) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Frank B. Miller will officiate and interment will be made in the Oakland Cemetery.

OBIT OF VICTORIA MERCEDES SHANK passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Bager...Sunday, April 28th. She was a daughter of Daniel H. and Cecelia (Walker) Rowe and was born August 20th 1892. Before coming to Clymer the deceased had lived in Pittsburgh and Rayne township. She was a member of the Clymer Methodist Church, the Clymer Grange and Ladies Auxiliary of the Clymer Post No 222 American Legion. Surviving are her husband, John S. Shank, four sons: John Jr. and Lewis at home; LeRoy, Clymer, Arthur M., Dixonville; one daughter, Marion (Mrs. Harry Bager) mentioned above; four grandchildren and the following sisters: Mrs. Ray Scott, Mrs. John Fyock and Mrs. Gust Tzanis, all of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Barger, Walnut street, Clymer, after the noon hour tomorrow. The body will lie in state in the Clymer Methodist Church one hour prior to the service which will be conducted by Rev. Russell C. Moore at 2:00 o'clock, Wednesday, May 1st. Interment will be in the Bethel Lutheran cemetery near Dixonville. (News 1946)

OBIT OF JOHN R. SHANK, 87, of Clymer, died at Indiana Hospital on Friday, Jan. 14, 1972. Born in Cherryhill Twp., Indiana County, Nov. 14, 1884, he was a son of Daniel and Amanda Detwiler Shank. Mr. Shank was a member of the Clymer Christian Church and the UMWA Local 1489 of Clymer. He is survived by his widow, Nettie Mason Shank; three sons: Wade J. and Theodore L., both of Clymer and Kenneth M. of Alamagordo, N. M. Friends will be received at the Bence Funeral Home, Clymer, today from 7 to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. where services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at the East Mahoning Cemetery near Purchase Line.

OBIT OF JOHN R. SHANK, 87, 17 Penn St., Clymer, died at Indiana Hospital Friday, Jan 14, 1972. Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Bence Funeral Home, Clymer, will be published in Saturday's Gazette.

OBIT OF NETTIE MASON SHANK, 82, of Clymer, died Monday, Jan. 9, 1978 in Indian Haven. A daughter of Walter and Elizabeth (Meason) Mason, she was born Oct. 9, 1895 in Tioga County. Mrs. Shank was a member of the Clymer Christian Church. She is survived by three sons: Wade, Theodore, both of Clymer; Kenneth, Pine Mountain, Ga; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Shank. Friends will be received from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Bence Funeral home, Clymer where services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Loye Startzell will officiate with interment in East Mahoning Cemetery.

OBIT OF KENNETH M. SHANK, 63, of Pine Mt., Ga., formerly of Clymer, died Wednesday, July 31, 1985, at his home. A son of John and Nettie Shank, he was born Aug. 11, 1921. Surviving are his wife, Valynn Shortt Shank; a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Syling of Huston, Texas; three sons: John of Reston, Va., Kenneth of Frederick, Md., and Chief Warrant Officer Daniel of Fort Eutis, Va.; two brothers, Wade Shank and Theodore Shank both of Clymer; ten grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Hunter-Allen Myhand Funeral Home with military burial in the Main Post Cemetery, Fort Benning, Ga.

OBIT OF ROY SHANK, 80, of Marion Center, RD 2, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 1987, in the Indiana Hospital. A son of Harvey W. and Lucinda Houck Shank, he was born Feb. 9, 1907, in Cherryhill Township, Indiana county. Mr. Shank attended the Marion Center Methodist Church. He was a farmer until 1958 when he moved to Rayne Township near Marion Center. Mr. Shank then became a salesman selling veterinary products to the farmers for the past 19 years. Surviving are his wife, Louise Streams Shank; a son, Edwin R. Shank of Marion Center RD 2; six daughters: Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Smith; Mrs. Ronald (Jane) Smith; Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Keith all of Marion Center RD 2, Mrs. John (Norma) Rogers of Barranquilla, Columbia, South America, Mrs. Danny (Charlotte) Dilts of Indiana, and Mrs. James (Roanna) Nealer of Rochester Mills,, 12 grandchildren; and a sister, Goldie Shank of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and five sisters. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dr. Ronald H. Love will officiate. Interment will be in the Marion Center Cemetery.

OBIT OF MRS. MAMIE DONAHUE SHANK, 73, formerly of Dixonville, died Feb. 10, 1967, at Grove City after a ten year illness. Born Nov. 30, 1893 in Dixonville, she was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses and attended Kingdom Hall in Mercer. Survivors include her husband, Linus Shank; seven daughters: Orel L. Redmond, Jackson Center, R.D. 1; Mrs. Mary E. Sagula, Grove City, RD 1; Mrs. Helen M. Richards, Spartansburg; Margaret Gawne, Grove City R D 1; Annabelle Yarian, Transfer, R D 1; Grace M. Parker, Amsterdam, N. Y.; Bertha J. Nitengale, Jefferson, O.; two sons: Lawrence L., Brookfield, Ohio; George L., Transfer; three sisters: Mrs. Goldie E. Houser, Shelocta; Mrs. Ruby Kiser, Brookeville; Mrs. Blanche Cribbs, of Creekside R D 1; one brother, Donald A. Donahue, Creekside R D 1. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Grove City. Interment was made in Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.

OBIT OF SHERMAN D. SHANK, 71, of Indiana R. D. 3, passed away at his late home yesterday, January 29, at 3:55 A. M. He had lived his entire life in Cherryhill and White Townships. Born May 16, 1878, in Cherryhill Township, Indiana County, he was a son of Levi and Matilda (Lydick) Shank. He was the husband of the late Carrie Catherine (Wires) Shank, and is survived by two sons, Levi J., Rayne Township, Indiana County, and Logan C., at home; two daughters, Mrs. Cloyd (Pearl) Smith, Butler, R. D. 1, and Mrs. Joseph (June) Kovach, Ernest; also one sister, Mrs. Jane Myers, Indiana. Friends will be received at Robinson's, 36 N. 7th street, after 7:00 P. M. this evening where services will be held Wednesday, February 1, at 1:30 P. M. Capt. William North will officiate, and interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery.

OBIT OF LEVI SHANK. Levi Shank, a well known resident of this county, died at his home in Clymer, on Thursday, Sept. 23, aged 79 (?) years. Death was due to a complication of diseases, he having been ill for several months. Mr. Shank was a veteran of the Civil War and served under Col. Dick White in the 55th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. At the time of his death he was a member of the Grace Evangelical church. He is survived by his wife and these children: H. W. and Miss Minnie Shank and Mrs. W. N. Myers, of Clymer; Ora Shank, of Dixonville, and S. D. Shank and Mrs. Lemuel Myers , of Indiana. The funeral services were held at Grace church this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Davis, of Dixonville. The interment was made in Howe graveyard. (handwritten date: 9-23-09)

OBIT OF CALVIN SHANK, of 1631 (?) Philadelphia street, died at his home on Tuesday, September 18 at 10:40 a. m. He was born in Cherryhill Township, April 27, 1886, a son of Daniel and Amanda Detwiler Shank. He had been employed by the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Company at Clymer, but had been retired for the past few years. Mr. Shank had resided in Clymer for 36 years and in 1948 moved to Indiana. M. Shank is survived by his wife, Cora (McAdoo) Shank, two sons, Arthur of New Orleans, La., and Bernard of Indiana; also by the following brothers and sisters: Joseph, Greensburg; Mrs. Amanda Lydic of Commodore; Frank of Moxham; Mrs. Wade Harris of Indiana; Mrs. Emma Lydic of Indiana, R. D; John and Mabon of Clymer and one grandson. The deceased was a member of the Clymer Presbyterian Church and UMW, of A. Local 1489. Friends are being received at the Bence Funeral Home, in Clymer, where services will be held Thursday, September 30 (?) at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Harold Huffman will officiate and interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana. (handwritten date: 1951)

OBIT OF CORA SAREPTA McADOO SHANK, 67, widow of Calvin C. Shank, passed away unexpectedly at her late residence, 903 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, at 10:30 p.m. May 16, 1963. A daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Fetterman McAdoo McCurley, she was born in Grant Township, March 12, 1896. She was married in 1912 to Calvin C. Shank, who preceded her in death in 1951. Mrs. Shank, a former resident of Clymer, had been residing in Indiana for the past eleven years. She was a member of the Calvary United Presbyterian Church of Indiana and a member of the Indiana Grange and the Dames of Malta of Clymer. She is survived by two sons, Arthur Shank, of New Orleans, La.; and Bernard Shank, of Indiana. Also surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Robert (Edna) Kirkman, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Joseph (Hazel) Haywood, of Venezuela, South America; one grandchild and one great grandchild. Friends will be received at the Albert E. Rairigh Funeral Home, Indiana, after 7 p.m. today (Friday), and from 2-4 and 7-9 on Saturday, where services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. Her pastor, Rev. James B. Reid and Rev. Ivan Fetterman will officiate and interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

OBIT OF LOUGHRY L. SHANK, of Indiana, Pa. RD 3, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 1954 at 6:40 p.m. in his late home in Cherryhill Twp., Indiana Co., Pa, following a long illness. Born September 28, 1877, in Cherryhill Twp., a son of the late Joshua and Mary Catherine Houck Shank, he was a prominent farmer and died on the same farm where he was born and lived his entire lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Cardilla Strong Shank; one son, Kenneth L. Shank of Indiana, RD 3; three daughters: Mrs. Edward (Bertha) Trimble and Mrs. Annie Dick of Indiana RD 3, and Mrs. Merritt (Lillian) Jamison of Erie, Pa.; also by six grandchildren. Friends will be received after 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Robinson's, 36 N. 7th Street, Indiana, where services will be conducted Saturday, January 1 at 1:30 p.m. Interment Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, Pa.

OBIT OF KENNETH L. SHANK, 72, of Indiana RD 3, died Saturday, March 19, 1983, in the Indiana Hospital. The son of Loughry and Cordilla Strong Shank, he was born Sept. 10, 1910 in Cherryhill Township. Mr. shank lived his entire life at his present address and was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Geneviveive Trimble Shank; two daughters: L. Marlene Shank and Linda D. Shank, both of Indiana RD 3; two sisters; Mrs. Annie Dick and Mrs. Merritt (Lillian) Jamison, both of Indiana RD 3. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bertha Trimble. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. David Emerson and Rev. Ivan Fetterman will officiate with interment in the Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

MEMORIAL OF MARY CATHERINE SHANK. Born November 6, 1856, Green Twp., Indiana Co., Pa. Died November 25, 1949, White Twp., Indiana Co., Pa. Services from: Robinson Funeral Home, Indiana, Pa., Mon, Nov. 28, 1949, 1:30 p.m. Officiating: The Rev. I. I. Peterson Interment: Cherryhill Brethren Cemetery.

OBIT OF MABON W. SHANK, 62, a resident of 74 Morris Street, Clymer, died in the Indiana Hospital this morning at 4:30. The body has been removed to the Bence Funeral Home, Clymer, where friends will be received after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be carried in Monday's Gazette. (Date: 1952)

OBIT OF MRS. EDNA LONG SHANK, 86, of 74 Morris St., Clymer, died Friday, Jan. 27, 1978, at the Indiana Hospital. A daughter of Anijah and Elizabeth Long, she was born, Nov. 26, 1891, in Cherryhill Township, Indiana County. Mrs. Shank was a member of Clymer Christian Church. she had lived at her present address since 1924 and was a self-employed seamstress. Surviving are a son, M. Eugene, Clymer RD 2; a brother, Arthur Long, Diamondville; two sisters: Mrs. Lulu Black, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Miss Elma Long, Homer City, and a granddaughter, Mrs. George (Karen) Peace, Indiana. she was preceded in death by her husband, Mabon W. shank in 1952. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the hour of service at 3 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana. Pastor Dan Parsons will Officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF MRS. LAVINE GEESEY SHANK, 90, of 195 Philadelphia St., Indiana, the mother of Donald B. Shank, the Register and Recorder of Indiana County, died last Friday, April 16, 1971. She was born to Franklin and Priscilla Evans Geesey in Cherryhill Township on April 8, 1881. She lived in that township until her marriage in 1902 and had been a resident of Indiana since 1903. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and its Women's Society for Christian Service; also the Mothers of Democracy and the Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary No. 177. In addition to her son, Donald, Mrs. Shank is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Nelson in South Fork; a sister, Mrs. Adeline Altemus, St. Petersburg, Fla., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Blair Shank and two sons, Reginald T. and Dick T. Friends were received at the Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home at Indiana where services were conducted last Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Delbert Jolley and burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF ANDREW L. SHANK, aged 65 years, passed away Monday at his home in Center township. He was a son of Jacob K. and Mary Jane (Stahl) Shank, and was born December 25, 1868. He had been a life-long resident of this county, had been ill for a number of years, and his death was caused by pernicious anemia. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clara Maud (Helman) Shank; two sons, Blair who lives on the home farm, and Walter, of Strongstown; four grandchildren, LeRoy, Blair, Jr., Kathrine and Charles Shank, and these sisters and brother, Mrs. James Palmer, Mrs. Luther Lewis and J. Blair Shank, of Indiana, Mrs. S. W. Moser of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. Obadiah Frye of Akron, O. For many years Mr. Shank had been a loyal and consistent member of the First Baptist Church of Indiana. Funeral services will be conducted in the home of his son, Blair Shank, Friday at 2 p.m., in charge of the Rev. Mr. McKinley. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

OBIT OF DICK THEODORE SHANK, 61, husband of Dorothy Hanna Shank of 61 Gates Ave., Indiana, died at the Indiana Hospital on Sunday, April 20, 1969. Born Dec. 21, 1907, he was a son of J. Blair and Lavina Geesey Shank. Mr. Shank was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Indiana. He was a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and of Pennsylvania State University. Three years ago Mr. Shank retired from the Penn-Telford Joint School System, Claridge, after 36 years of teaching. Surviving are his wife and mother, mentioned above; a sister, Mrs. William (Mildred) Nelson of South Fork, and a brother, Donald B. Shank of Indiana. He was preceded in death by a brother, Reginald T. Shank. Friends are being received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle's in Indiana where services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Macklyn E. Lindstrom, DD, will officiate and interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

MEMORIAL OF REGINALD T. SHANK. Born: June 8, 1903, Indiana, PA Died: September 3, 1965, Indiana, PA Services from: Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home, Indiana, PA Sun., Sept. 5, 1965 at 3:30 p.m. Officiating: The Rev. Macklyn E. Lindstrom, D.D. Interment: Garden of Good Shepherd, Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, PA.

OBIT OF REGINALD T. SHANK of 59 Gates Ave., Indiana, passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 3, 1965, at 7:15 a.m. at the home of his mother, 195 Philadelphia Street, Indiana. Born June 8, 1903 in Indiana, he was a son of J. Blair and Lavina Geesey shank and all of his life was spent in Indiana. He was a member of the First Methodist Church; Peelor Bible Class, and McCreary Triple S. Rubber Workers Local Union No. 13266, having been an employee for 20 years of the McCreary Tire and Rubber Company until his health failed three years ago. He is survived by his widow, Viola Shaffer shank; his mother, Lavina Geesey Shank; five children: Denny of Catasauqua, Pa.; William B., Jeffery, Patty and Donna, at home; two brothers: Dick T., of Trafford, and Donald B., of Indiana; a sister, Mrs. Mildred S. Nelson of South Fork; and three grandchildren. Friends will be received after 2 p.m. today at Robinson-Lytle's in Indiana, where services will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Macklyn E. Lindstrom, D.D. will officiate and interment will follow in the garden of Good Shepherd, Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

MEMORIAL OF J. BLAIR SHANK. Born: October 19, 1881, White Twp., Indiana Co., PA Died: October 27, 1963, Indiana, PA Services from: Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home, Indiana, PA Tues., Oct. 29, 1963, 3:00 p.m. Officiating: The Rev. G. Warren Smucker, D.D. Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, PA.

OBIT OF VERNIE JANE (HALL) SHANK, 81, of Smicksburg RD 1 died Friday, Sept. 25, 1981 at home. A daughter of William R. and Emma S. (Smith) Hall, she was born March 1, 1900 at Vandergrift. Mrs. Shank was a member of Old Mahoning Baptist Church, Dayton RD. Retired, she was employed by Kings Leather Co. for approximately 10 years. Surviving are her husband, Blair; two sons: John Leroy, Shelocta Rd 3 and Blair I., Home RD 1; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother; James A. Hall, Smicksburg Rd 1; three sisters: Mrs. Anna Uber and Mrs. Pearl Sexton, both of Florida, and Mrs. Clarabelle Means, Phoenix, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents, above; her first husband, Clark Bair; one brother, Harvey Hall; and one sister, Ellie Elkin. Friends were received at the Donald S. Bowser Funeral Home, Plumville, where services were held at 1 p.m. today (Monday) with the Rev. Dennis Ernest Officiating. Interment was in Old Mahoning Baptist Cemetery.

OBIT OF BLAIR SHANK, 79, Smicksburg RD 1, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1981, in the Indiana hospital. The son of Andrew L. and Maude Helman Shank, he was born Sept. 19, 1902, in White Township, Indiana County. A lifelong resident of Indiana County, he had resided in Rossmoyne for the last 15 years. A retired farmer, he had been self-employed his entire life. Surviving are two sons, Leroy, Kittanning RD 3; Blair I., Home RD 1; eight grandchildren; four great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Wilda Mae Hicks Shank, in 1938; second wife, Vernie Hall Shank, in September 1981; two brothers, Walter and Melvin; one sister, Iva Shank. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Saturday) in the Donald S. Bowser Funeral Home, Plumville, where a service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, with the Rev. Herbert Iman Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF MELVIN SHANK. Melvin, a son of Andrew Shank, of White township, died of appendicitis on the morning of his tenth birthday, Thursday, February 18, 1904, his death being very sudden and unexpected. He is survived by his parents and one brother. The funeral was held on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, interment being made in Greenwood.

OBIT OF SAMUEL SHANK. Samuel Shank, of East Church street, died suddenly of heart disease, Saturday morning. He was standing in front of the New American conversing with a friend, when he fell to the ground in an unconscious condition. He was carried into the hotel and a physician was summoned, but he lived only a moment. The deceased was aged 63 years and had been afflicted with heart trouble for the past year or two. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served three years in Company F, 55th P. V., under Capt. J. S, Nesbit. Mr. Shank was twice married and is survived by his second wife and four children by his first wife: Mrs. Connor, of Vandergrift; Mrs. Blanche Fitzhontz, of White township, and Mrs. Belle Conway and Wesley Shank, of Indiana. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Lewis Hay. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.

OBIT OF S. S. SHANK, who died in Pittsburg sanitarium on Wednesday from apoplexy, was a former resident of Indiana and for years was engaged in the draying business in town. He is survived by a son, John, who resides in town and these sisters: Mrs. John Conway and Mrs. Edward Fitshonts, of Indiana; Mrs. John Cutty, of Vandergrift, and Mrs. Taylor, of Pittsburgh. The remains were brought to Indiana and the funeral services were conducted on Saturday by Rev. E. M. Gearhart at the Conway home, and interment followed in the Greenwood cemetery. (Oct. 31-1918 - handwritten date)

OBIT OF S. S. SHANK, a former well-known drayman of Indiana, died at a sanitarium in Pittsburgh, on October 30, of apoplexy. He leaves his son, John, who makes his home with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John Conway, of Railroad avenue. The following sisters also survive: Mrs. John Conway, Indiana; Mrs. Taylor, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Ed. Fitzhonts, Indiana, and Mrs. John Cutty, Vandergrift Heights, Pa. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his sister, Mrs. Conway, Saturday afternoon, by Rev. E. M. Gearhart, pastor of the Lutheran church, and interment followed in Greenwood cemetery. (1918 date)

OBIT OF MR. J. BLAIR SHANK, aged 82 years, well known retired merchant, of 195 East Philadelphia Street, Indiana, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, October 27, 1963, at his late home. He was the husband of Lavina Geesey Shank and a son of the late Jacob and Mary Jane Stahl Shank. Mr. Shank was born October 19, 1881 in white Township, Indiana County and resided all of his life in Indiana and the immediate vicinity. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Indiana and William L. Buchanan Camp No. 177, sons of Union Veterans. He is survived by: his wife, three sons: Reginald T., Dick, T. and Donald B. Shank, all of Indiana; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Nelson, South Fork; one sister, Mrs. Stella Lewis, Indiana: five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received today (Monday) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be conducted Tuesday, October 29 at 3 p.m. His pastor, the Rev. G. Warren Smucker, D. D. will officiate and interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF MRS. MINNIE KINTER SHANK, 85, formerly of Indiana passed away at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 20, 1964 in the Aliquippa Hospital. Born July 13, 1878 at Willet, Pa., she had resided in Indiana and vicinity until going to Glenwillard 20 years ago to make her home. She was a member of the First Regular Baptist Church of Indiana. She is survived by a son, C. Earl Shank, Glenwillard; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband, Chas. G. Shank preceded her in death in 1912. Two sons Paul H. and Lysle are also deceased. Friends will be received after 7:30 p.m. this evening and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at Robinson-Lytle's, Indiana, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Raymond Rockwell officiating. Interment will be made in the Greenwood Cemetery in Indiana.

KILLED BY LIVE WIRE. Indiana county Boy Meets with Fatal Accident at Monongahela City. Albert F. Shank, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Shank of White township, met with an accident at Monongahela City on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock that cost him his life. Mr. shank was a lineman in the employ of the Federal Telephone Company, of Pittsburg, and when the accident occurred he was at work upon one of his company's poles, 35 feet from the ground. Just as he was about to descend from the pole he straightened up and his back touched a feed wire of an electric car line which ran along beside the telephone wires. The powerful current in the wire of the car line gave him a fatal shock, and he fell forward to the earth. Before he struck, however, the iron brace of his climbing spur caught on another wire, and on this he slid to the middle of the span, hanging head downward till rescued by his companions. He was taken to a hospital near by, but died in a few minutes without recovering consciousness. The deceased was 30 years, 7 months and 12 days old and was unmarried. He is survived by his parents; four brothers; Andrew, of White township, William, of Homer city, and Charles and Blair, who work for the Indiana Telephone Company in town, and four sisters, Mrs. Obadiah Frye, of Cherryhill township; Mrs. Cyrus Mosier, Graceton, and Lizzie and Stella at home. The remains were brought to Indiana on Saturday evening and interred in Greenwood cemetery on Tuesday at 10 o'clock, Rev. Cook, of Penn Run, conducting the funeral services.

OBIT OF MRS. MARY J. SHANK. Mrs. Mary J. Shank, aged 77 years, widow of Jacob L. Shank, and a well known resident of White township for many years, passed away in the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. W. Mosher in Graceton, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Funeral services were conducted at the White township home on Friday afternoon and interment made in Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Shank is survived by these children: Andrew, of White township; J. Blair and Mrs. Luther Lewis, of Indiana; Mrs. James Palmer, of near Marion Center; Mrs. Obadiah Frye, of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Mosher at whose home she died. (Handwritten date: Oct. 1925)

OBIT OF JACOB L. SHANK. Ills incident to advanced age caused the death of Jacob L. Shank, aged 78 years, at his home in White township, on August 1st. He was a Civil War veteran, having served in Company F., 55th Regiment, P.V. He is survived by his wife and these sons and daughters: Andrew, of White township; Blair, of Indiana; Mrs. J. A. Mosher, of Graceton; Mrs. Obadiah Frye, of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Luther Lewis, of Indiana. Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon and interment made in Greenwood cemetery. (Handwritten date: 1921)

OBIT OF PAUL HERBERT SHANK died in Norwalk, Ohio, Saturday, November 13. he was born in Indiana, Pa., January 2, 1912. He is survived by one son, John Shank of Indiana, Pa.,; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Shank, and one brother, Charles Earl Shank, both of Aliquippa; two nieces, Mrs. Francis Kirkpatrick of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Iva Jeane Serry of Aliquippa. Services will be conducted Tuesday morning at ten o'clock in the Copeland Funeral Home, Coraopolis, with interment following in Greenwood cemetery, Indiana, Pa. (date: Nov. 13, 1954)

OBIT OF NEWELL CLAIR SHANK of 1157 Philadelphia street, Indiana, Pa., passed away Friday, March 19th, 1954 at 4:20 p.m. in the Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he had been a patient since March 10th. Born May 10, 1899, in White Township, Indiana county, Pa., he spent all of his life in Indiana and vicinity, was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Indiana and an employee of Southwest Central Rural Electric Cooperative. Survived by his wife, Helen Moorhead Shank; step-father, Obadiah Frye, Ravenna, Ohio; and one adopted son, Harry Ray Shank, Heilwood, Pa. Friends will be received Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robinson's, 36 n. 7th St., Indiana, Pa., where services will be conducted Monday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. by his pastor, the Rev. Arthur J. Pfohl. Interment in Oakland cemetery, Indiana, Pa.

G. Campbell Girl Dies Of Burns. BONNIE GAIL SHANK, five-year -old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shank, of Glen Campbell R D 1, died Friday in the Childrens Hospital in Pittsburgh of burns suffered in an accident at her home Tuesday. Bonnie and another child were playing in the basement of the Shank home and apparently opened the furnace door and threw something, possibly kerosene, into it. The spewing flames from the furnace engulfed the child's clothing and she suffered burns of the body, neck and face. Her screams attracted her mother who rushed to the basement and suffered burns of the hands and arms herself extinguishing the flames. Bonnie Gail was rushed to the Adrian Hospital in Punxsutawney for emergency treatment and then taken to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh for further treatment. She died Friday morning. She was born June 6, 1961, in the Adrian hospital in Punxsutawney, a daughter of Richard and Beverly Spencer Shank. Surviving are her parents and three brothers and a sister, Richard, Timothy, Jeffrey and Julia, at home; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shank, of Glen Campbell, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Van Spencer, of Glen Campbell R D 1. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Pifer Funeral Home. The Rev. Leroy Wiley will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Canoe Township, Indiana County. Friends will be received in the funeral home after 12 o'clock noon today. (handwritten news date: June 3, 1966)

OBIT OF BONNIE GAIL SHANK, 5, of Glen Campbell R. D. 1, died Friday, June 3, 1966 in Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, of burns suffered at her home on Tuesday, May 31. Born June 6, 1961 in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of Richard Way and Beverly Joan Spencer Shank. Survivors include her parents mentioned above; three brothers and one sister: Richard, Timothy, Jeffrey and Julia, all at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shank, Glen Campbell R D 1, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ban [sic} Spencer, Glen Campbell R D 1. Private funeral services will be conducted at Pifer's funeral Home, Punxsutawney at 2 pm. Sunday, Rev. Leroy Wiley, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery; Canoe Twp., Indiana County. (News date: 6-4-1966)

OBIT OF RICHARD Q. SHANK, 42, of Glen Campbell RD 1 (Banks Township), died Tuesday, April 19, 1983, in the DuBois Hospital. A son of Raymond and Edna Wright Shank, he was born April 5, 1941, in Delancey. Mr. shank was a lifelong resident of Banks Township, Indiana County. Surviving are his wife, Beverly Spencer Shank; three daughters and three sons: Mrs. Duane D. (Julie) Johns, Glen Campbell RD 1; Richard Jr., Rochester Mills RD 1; Tammy, Candy, Timothy and Jeffrey, all at home; a brother, Raymond Shank, Sr., Glen Campbell RD 1; his grandparents, Glenn and May Wright, Glen Campbell RD 1. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Bonnie Gail. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today (Wednesday) and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, the time of the service, in the Pifer Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. Rev. John Kunselman will officiate with interment in the Fairview Cemetery, Rossiter RD 1.

OBIT OF RAYMOND SHANK, of Glen Campbell R. D. 1, died Thursday in Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh at the age of 64. Born September 28, 1905, in Rochester Mills, he was a son of Charles and Jennie Brown Shank and was married February 29, 1936, to Edna Wright. He was a member of the Fairview Evangelical United Brethren Church. He was a coal miner, employed by the P & N Coal Co. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Raymond, Jr., of Punxsutawney, and Richard, of Glen Campbell; 12 grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Herring, of Erie, Mrs. Edna Lydick, of Indiana, and Mrs. Donald Johnson, of Washington, Pa. Friends will be received in the Pifer Funeral Home where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Norman Pearce will officiate and burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. (Handwritten news date: Aug. 6, 1970)

OBIT OF MRS. MABLE W. SHANK, 66, of Stark, Fla., formerly of Indiana, died Saturday evening at Stark Hospital following a short illness. She was born March 22, 1908, in Rochester Mills. She had resided at Stark for the past two years and four months, having moved to Stark from Indiana. Mrs. Shank had worked as a payroll checker for a clothing manufacturer and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clark G. Shank, Stark, Fla., two brothers: Thad F. Work, Miami, Fla.; Robert H. Work, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio; and a sister, Mrs. Cevilla Kinter, Carlsbad, N. M. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Jones funeral Home, Stark, followed by cremation.

OBIT OF RUSSELL C. SHANK, 75, of 43 N. Fifth St.., Indiana, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1977, in Indiana. A son of William M. and Carriebell Mikesell Shank, he was born March 31, 1902, in Coral. Mr. Shank was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Indiana, and the Men's Bible Class of the church. He had lived his entire life in the Indiana area and had been associated with the Indiana Dairy for 25 years. Later he worked for PennDOT for six years until his retirement. Surviving are his wife, Bessie Stout Shank; one son, William E., Japan; three daughters: Mrs. Kenneth B. (Mildred) Smetzer, Whitesburg; Mrs. Robert (Betty) Miller, Indiana; Helen Shank, at home; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Clair G. Shank, Starke, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Edna) Guthrie, Indiana. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Robinson-Lytle's Funeral Home, Indiana. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29, in Trinity United Methodist church, Indiana, with the Rev. Bruce H. Bishop, his pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana.

OBIT OF MARTHA HAZLETT, Harrison (Twp.). Martha B. Hazlett, 68, formerly of Center Street, Natrona, Harrison, died Wednesday (April 10, 1985) in Bonnetti Nursing Home, Mercer Township, Butler County. She was born Feb. 9, 1917, in Freeport to Samuel and Margaret Hoover Kirkland. She attended the Salvation Army Citadel, Tarentum. She is survived by a son, George A. Hazlett, Jr. of Brackenridge; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Snead of St. Marys and Mrs. Janet Hoscheid of Tarentum; two brothers, Paul of Lower Burrell and Herbert Kirkland of Natrona Heights; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Shank of Lower Burrell, Mrs. R. W. (Janet) Acre of Natrona Heights and Mrs. Betty Kosakowski of New Kensington; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, George A. Hazlett, Sr., died Dec. 2, 1964. Burial was yesterday morning in Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Arrangements were by the Carl J. Cicholski Funeral home, 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights.

OBIT OF HERBERT H. KIRKLAND, HARRISON. Herbert H. Kirkland, 57, of 1202 Liberty Ave., Natrona Heights, Harrison, died yesterday morning (Nov. 23, 1986) in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. Born Sept. 25, 1929, in Natrona, he was a son of the late Samuel and Margaret Hoover Kirkland, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a custodian for Highlands School District. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Army as a corporal in the 351st infantry, SVC Co. Mr. Kirkland was a member of Natrona United Methodist Church. He enjoyed reading and gardening. Mr. Kirkland died on his 36th wedding anniversary. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Thorpe Kirkland; a son, Keith Kirkland at home; five daughters, Barbara Kirkland at home, and Mrs. Eric T. (Faith) Payne, Mary Beth Kirkland, Mrs. Anita Louise Sample, and Patti Jo Kirkland, all of Natrona Heights; three grandchildren; a brother, Paul Kirkland of Lower Burrell; and three sisters, Mrs. Kramer (Catherine) Shank, of Lower Burrell, Mrs. Raymond (Janet) Acre of Natrona Heights and Mrs. Betty Kirkland of Tarentum. He was preceded in death two brothers, Arthur G. Kirkland and William J. Kirkland, who was killed in action during World War II in 1944; and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Hazlett and Mrs. Drum (Ella) Jewet. Friends will be received this evening from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Carl J. Cicholski Funeral Home Inc., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights, where a service will be conducted Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. by his pastor, the Rev. John A. Squires. Burial will be in Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.

MRS. LUCY BEACHAM SHANK, of 104 Maple Avenue, Blairsville, passed away early Saturday morning, May 23, 1964 in the Indiana Hospital following a lingering illness. Born in England on March 5, 1883 she was a daughter of the late William and Mercy Alsop Beacham. Mrs. Shank was a member of the First Methodist Church of Blairsville. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Delora Charlton, Warfordsburg, Pa.; one son, Robert N., Blairsville R. D. 1; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; two brothers; Samuel Beacham, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Robert Beacham, Milltown, N. J.; one sister, Mrs. Harry Abram, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Friends will be received at the Ferguson and Son Funeral Home, Blairsville, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and from 7-10 p.m. on Sunday and from 2-4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Monday where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday with the Rev. H. W. Jamison D. D. officiating. Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery.

OBIT OF NORRIS C. SHANK, of 104 Maple Avenue, Blairsville, died August 26, in the Indiana Hospital. Born in Penn Run February 14, 1881, son of Joseph and Mary Wallace Shank, he was a retired engineer of the P. R. R. He was a member of the Blairsville Methodist Church and of the B. L. F. and E. Lodge. Surviving are: His wife, Lucy Beacham Shank, one daughter, Mrs. Gordon (Delora) Charlton, Warfordsburg, Pa.; two sons, Ralph W. of Blairsville and Robert N. of Warfordsburg; three grandchildren. Friends are received at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Blairsville, where services will be held Wednesday, August 29, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Howard M. Pape will officiate and burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. (News 1956)

OBIT OF DONNA JEAN SHANK, born in Indiana June 8, 1947, daughter of Lisle and Marjorie Shank of 13 Kuntz Street, Natrona, was accidentally killed when struck by an automobile about 7:30 p.m. Memorial Day on Canal Street, Natrona. She is survived by her parents; two brothers, Edward and Ronald; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shank of Indiana RD 3 and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kunkle of Natrona. Friends are being received at the Ferver Funeral Home, Tarentum, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2 by the Rev. William E. Collins. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. (News 5-30-1955)

OBIT OF ROBERT N. SHANK, 53, Blairsville RD 1, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1979, in Latrobe Area Hospital, Latrobe. The son of Norris and Lucy Beacham Shank, he was born Sept. 23, 1925, in Blairsville. Mr. Shank was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Blairsville, and BPO Elks No. 406. He had been employed by the Blairsville Westinghouse Plant. Surviving are his wife, Irene Bieda Sank; two sons, Dwight Robert, Blairsville RD 1, and Mark Cameron, at home; three grandsons; one sister, Mrs. Delora Charlton, Pottsville. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ralph. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today in the Ferguson-Helm Funeral Home, Blairsville, where a service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, with the Rev. John W. Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Blairsville Cemetery. Elks service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.

OBIT OF RALPH W. SHANK, 58, of 101 Maple Avenue, Blairsville, died December 21, 1961, at his home, unexpectedly. He was born in Coral, February 22, 1905, son of Norris C. and Lucy Beacham Shank. He was a Pennsylvania Railroad engineer; member of Eastgate Lodge 503 F and AM of Detroit, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Julia Vassart Shank; one son, Norris W. Shank of Blairsville; his mother, Mrs. Lucy B. Shank of Blairsville; one sister, Mrs. Gordon (Delora) Charlton of Warfordsburg, Pa.; one brother, Robert M. Shank of Blairsville RD 1; one grandson, William N. Shank. Friends are received at the Ferguson and Son Funeral Home, Blairsville, where services will be held Saturday, December 23, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Kenneth R. Miller will officiate and interment will follow in the Blairsville Cemetery.

OBIT OF MRS. AMANDA SHANK. Mrs. Amanda Shank, aged 75 years, died on November 23, at her home in Sample Run. Funeral services were held at her late home on the following Tuesday and interment made in the Sample Run cemetery. (News 1924)

OBIT OF HARVEY SHANK. Pneumonia resulting from influenza was responsible for the death of Harvey Shank, aged 46 years, who died January 5 at his home near Lovejoy. He is survived by his wife, Ada Wise Shank, and these children Mrs. Guy Mumau and Mabel and Nora at home. Interment was made at Taylorsville. (News 1919)

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