Articles by Marshall Funeral Home

Helen E. Swogger, 83

Helen E. Swogger, 83, of Swogger Lane, New Beaver Boro passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 following an extended illness. Born May 29, 1934 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Earl S. and Effie Clingerman Jay. She was married for 60 years to John Ralph Swogger who passed away June 29, 2012. Helen graduated from Wampum High School with the Class of 1952. She could sew anything. Helen had the ability to turn any idea into reality. Through the years she created one of a kind wedding gowns, mother of the bride…


Margaret L. Price, 87

Margaret L. Price, 87, formerly of Castlewood passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Avalon Nursing Center. A lifelong resident, Peg was born May 9, 1930 on Harmony Baptist Rd in Castlewood, the daughter of the late Robert and Lula Lutz Newton. She was married for 69 years to Keith E. Price as they were married June 19, 1948. He survives. Peg graduated from Shenango High School in 1948. She was an active member of the Center United Presbyterian Church. She was also active with the Cub Scouts and TOPS. She enjoyed traveling with the Laurel Travel Club. She…


Frederick P. Curry, 82

Frederick P. Curry, 82, of New Beaver Boro passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the UPMC – Jameson Hospital following a short illness. A lifelong resident, Fred was born September 12, 1935 in Wampum to the late William and Ellen Wardman Curry. He was married for 60 years to Martha Rorabaugh Curry who survives. Fred graduated from Mount Jackson High School. He was a Sergeant in the US Army and a member of the Wampum American Legion. Fred retired from Medusa – Southdown Cement Company where he was a machine operator. He was a former Chief and the last…


Philip A. Yoho, 78

Philip A. Yoho, 78, of Mallory Rd., Wampum peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Born October 3, 1938 in the home he passed in, Philip was the son of the late Harvey and Pearl Kelly Yoho. He was married for 53 years to Lorena Ilene Weatherby Yoho who passed away April 12, 2012. Philip loved growing up on the family farm. During high school, he won the Keystone Farmer Award. Following graduation, he was a dairy farmer for 20 years. He also worked and retired from Medusa Cement Company. Philip was an avid…


Dorothy E. McClintick, 88

Dorothy E. McClintick, 88, of Trinity Oaks Nursing Home, formerly of McKinley St., Ellwood City passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness. Born August 23, 1929 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Pearl Weisz Weller. She was married to Jack C. McClintick who passed away April 24, 2009. Dorothy was a member and former Deacon at the Calvin Presbyterian Church. She volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Program in Ellwood for many years. Her most cherished time was spent with family. Survivors include a daughter, Linda…


Robert B. Jackson Jr., 86

Robert B. Jackson Jr, 86, of Jackson Lane , New Beaver Boro passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at UPMC Passavant Hospital following a short illness. Born January 2, 1931 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Robert B. and Eleanor R. McKinley Jackson Sr. He was married for 66 years to Helen E. Little Jackson who passed away March 2, 2017. Bob was a lifelong dairy farmer, owning and operating Jackson Farms. Active in the community, he was a member and served as an Elder, Deacon, and Trustee of the Wampum Presbyterian Church. Bob served and…


Marlene Joyce Doutt Altman, 80

Marlene Joyce Doutt Altman, 80, returned to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 3, 2017 following an extended illness. Marlene was the youngest of three children born to the late Eugene and Grace Buttermore Doutt on October 31, 1936 in New Castle.  She married the love of her life Weston “Buck” Altman 62 years ago on October 7, 1955. He survives. Marlene graduated from Mount Jackson High School in 1954. She formerly worked at Airway Luggage and Wal-mart. She also was a loving caregiver to many. Marlene was a member of the Word Alive Church in Ellwood City. Her hobbies…


Wallace L. Koch, 93

Wallace L. “Wally” Koch, 93, of Locust Terrace, Ellwood City passed peacefully away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Hospice of the Valley in Poland Ohio. Born August 6, 1924 in Franklin Twp., he was the son of the late Ernest L. and Arvilla L. Leachman Koch. He was married to Thelma L. Evans who passed away in March of 1990. He then married Betty L. Carroll who passed away in May of 2016. Wally graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1941. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 as a surgical technician. Following his…


James Franklin Mentzer, 71

James Franklin Mentzer, 71, of Chippewa Twp, formerly of Shenango Twp, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Temple University Hospital. Born December 26, 1945 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Jack and Bess Kemp Mentzer. A 1964 graduate of Shenango Area High School, Jim worked for the Ellwood City Forge Corporation for 37 years starting as a tool grinder and retiring as a purchasing agent in 2004.   Jim was a lifelong member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, Elder, and clerk of session. He belonged to the Masonic…


Ronald M. Sheeler Sr. 80

Ronald M. Sheeler Sr., 80, of Madison Ave., Ellwood City passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Although in ill health death was unexpected. Born November 27, 1936 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late John and Stella Moczan Sheeler. He was married for 58 years to Lallie Mehaffay Sheeler who survives. They were married August 28, 1959. Ron retired from the Ellwood City Post Office in 1988 following 33 years of service as a Mail Carrier. He was a 1954 graduate of Lincoln High School. Ron was a member and usher at…