MOUNT VERNON — R. Irene Fancsalszki, 88, formerly of Ellwood City, Pa., died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at the Country Club Retirement Campus, where she resided.
She was born Aug. 19, 1917, in Butler, Pa., the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Petro) Fancsalszki. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in 1935. She worked for 38 years as a hairdresser in the former Joseph Horne Co. Store in Pittsburgh. She was a 70-year member of the Christ Presbyterian Church, formerly serving as a deacon. She was a member of the AARP, and a member and former board member of the Ellwood City Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening, walking and her friends.
Survivors include two sisters, Loretta Ackerman of Fredericktown and Dorothy Jordan of Lake Jackson, Texas.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Curt Koch; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Jordan.
Visiting hours will be Friday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City, Pa. Graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The Rev. Tod Custer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ Presbyterian Church or the Ellwood City Historical Society.
Helen H. Hughes
UTICA — A funeral service for Helen H. Hughes, 86, of Utica, formerly of Columbus, will be Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., at Law-Baker Funeral Home, with Ric Harvel officiating. Burial will follow in Shawnee Cemetery, Shawnee.
Helen, died Oct. 19, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center, Mount Vernon.
She was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Nelsonville to Charles H. and Anna Mae (Hartsock) Kesterson.
She is survived by her brother, Harold (Mary) Kesterson of Glouster, Mass., niece, Shirley (Val) Jackson of Newark, nephews, Stanley (Judy) Hysell, Tom Hysell, Earl (Sherrel) Hysell, all of Newark, and Art (Carol) Hysell of Utica.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Hughes, who died May 25, 1987; brother, Leonard Kesterson; and sisters, Opal Arnold, Pauline Waters and Lillian Hysell.
Friends may call Friday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica.
MOUNT LIBERTY — Clarence R. “Stoney” Stoneburner, 91, of Mount Liberty passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 4, 1914, in Mount Vernon, the son of Finley and Susiana (Davis) Stoneburner, and had been a lifetime resident of the Mount Vernon area. Stoney retired from the Chattanooga Glass Co. after 44 years of employment. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a 44-year member of the Local 97 Glass Bottle Blowers Association. He was also a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
Stoney is survived by a son, Ron (Nadine) Stoneburner of Grand Junction, Colo.; two daughters, Shirleen (Lowell) Mooney of Mount Liberty and Janice Lower of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Cathy, Linda, Mike, Jill, Jeff and Scott; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith (George) Spurgeon of Mount Vernon and Edna Boroski of Columbus; and three stepchildren, Robert, William and Henry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara (Cline) Stoneburner; his second wife, Pearl Stoneburner; a brother, William Stoneburner; three sisters, Leona Porter, Bertha Radcliff and Emma Grasley; and a son-in-law, Roy Lower.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Carl Hankins officiating. Interment will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, OH 45263-4445. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Phyllis M. Woznack
MOUNT VERNON — Phyllis M. Woznack, 94, died Oct. 17, 2005, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon. She had resided in Mount Vernon for four years; formerly resided in Michigan.
She was born Nov. 15, 1910, in Manitoba, Canada. She was a high school graduate and formerly worked as a secretary at the Chrysler Corp. Mrs. Woznack was on two non-senior citizen bowling teams until age 90. She was an excellent seamstress, gardener and a wonderful cook.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Amore of Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., and Alice Woznack (husband, Darnell Adkins) of Hamilton; four grandchildren, Benny (Dana), Chris (Angie), Tony and Michael (Leda) Amore; four great-grandchildren, Paris, Aerin, Niella Amore and Richard Ramsey.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George, on June 1, 1988; brothers, Teddy Richardson and Thomas Richardson; and sisters, Veronica Seeler and Julia Damphorusse.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Clyne & Sobocinski Funeral Home, 22121 Kelly Road, Eastpointe, Mich.; and Saturday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the St. Philomena Church, Detroit, Mich., where funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Peter Lentine will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Roseville, Mich.