Articles by Marshall Funeral Home

Paul E. McElwain, 91

Paul E. McElwain, 91, of Soap Run Rd., Fombell (Franklin Twp.) passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at his residence following a one year illness. Born April 20, 1924 in Koppel, he was the son of the late Arthur and MaBelle Reeher McElwain. Paul was married for 63 years to Margaret Nye McElwain whom he married on Aug. 22, 1952. She survives. Paul retired from MSL Industries, formerly known as George K. Garrett Co. He also managed the Freeway Lanes in Zelienople from 1970 to 1979. Paul graduated from Lincoln High School. He served two tours of duty for his…


Cindy D. Miller, 43

Cindy D. Miller, 43, of Center Church Road, Ellwood City (Slippery Rock Twp.) died unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. She was born Jan. 23, 1972 in Clarion, Pa. Cindy worked at St. Moritz Security Services in Austintown, Ohio. She enjoyed going to flea markets. She helped and loved to raise many neighborhood kids. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandson, Mason Lee. Survivors include her husband, Terry Miller whom she married in 1999, her mother and stepfather, Barbara Woods (Harry) Alcorn; father and step mother, Richard (Alice) Crisman, all of Emlenton; son, Darin (Mylinda…


Jean DeMark, 94

Jean DeMark, 94, formerly of Main Street Extension, Wampum, currently residing in Mill Manor Care Facility, Vermilion, Ohio passed away on Oct. 16, 2015. Born Dec. 23,1920 in Ellwood City, she was the oldest daughter of the late Carl and Mary Sheldone Tammaro. She was married in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Nov. 20,1942 to Eugene L. DeMark of Wampum. The couple moved to Columbia, S.C. until Eugene was shipped out to England a few months later to assist the U.S. Army in WWII. After the war, Jean and Eugene lived in Wampum for 55 years of marriage together when Eugene passed…


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Ada Zeigler, 100

Ada Zeigler, 100, of Rhodes Estates passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Born Dec. 15, 1914 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Peter J. and Josephine Aiken Tillia. She was married for 54 years to Wilbur Zeigler who passed away in 2007. Mrs. Zeigler retired from the New Castle School District where she was an Elementary Teacher. She attended Harmony Baptist Church. Ada enjoyed traveling, having visited 49 of the 50 states. Survivors include three nephews, Richard “Dick” (Peg) Badger of Wampum, Barry (Virginia) Badger of Manheim, Virginia,…


Floyd L. Mayberry, 74

Floyd L. Mayberry, 74, of Portersville Rd., Ellport passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at UPMC Passavant Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 6, 1940 in Ellwood City,he was the son of the late Floyd E. and Betty Russell Mayberry. He was married for 56 years to Judith A. Grady Mayberry as they were married Sept. 23, 1959. She survives. Floyd was a lifelong mechanic. He worked at many local companies including 27 years at Halstead Industries, three years at SSD Distribution, three years at Trinity Industries and eight years at BNZ Materials. He also worked at Timpano Motors…


Valerie R. Shablesky, 56

Valerie R. Shablesky, 56, of Summit Ave., Ellwood City passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at her residence following a two year illness. Born April 17, 1959 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Raymond “Corky” and Janna Shaffer Hulick. She was married for 12 years to Mark Shablesky who survives. Val graduated from Riverside High School. She worked at Co Part as a dispatcher for 15 years. Val enjoyed flower gardening, relaxing at the beach, and sitting outside on her back porch. She was a Pittsburgh Pirate and Steeler fan. Her most cherished time was spent…


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E. Ruth Allen, 87

E. Ruth Allen, 87, of Market St., Zelienople passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at UPMC Passavant Hospital following a brief illness. Born Jan. 14, 1928 in Portersville, she was the daughter of the late Ray E. and Lulu R. Aiken Miller. She was married to Lewis Allen who passed away in June of 2014. Ruth retired from the banking industry having worked at numerous banks in the area, including the former Lawrence Savings and Trust. She was Presbyterian by faith. Ruth enjoyed baking, crocheting, and working with leather. She loved her animals. Survivors include daughter, Diana “DeDe” Kaminski of…


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John D. Yoho, 86

John D. Yoho, 86, of Ellwood Road (Wayne Twp.) died on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at his residence following a brief illness. Born Jan. 12, 1929 in New Castle, he was the son of the late John E. and Irene Houk Yoho. He was married for 65 years to Norma Weingartner Yoho who survives. John retired from Jewel Tea Company where he was a truck driver. He was an active member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church having served as an Elder, former Deacon, and he also served on the Cemetery Board. He was a member of the F&AM Lodge…


Paul H. Schlemmer, 70

Paul H. Schlemmer, 70, of Hickernell Road, Perry Twp. passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford following a short illness. Born Feb. 22, 1945 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Earl Emery and Mary Melzina Smith Schlemmer. He celebrated 50 years of marriage to Violet Jean Schaffer Schlemmer as they were married on May 28, 1965. She survives. Paul was a lifelong service and delivery man before he started his own business in 1996, Superior Water and Salt Delivery. He was a Perry Township Supervisor, served on the Board of…