Articles by Marshall Funeral Home

Charles V Badger, 87

Charles V “Chuck” Badger, 87, of Franciscan Manor, formerly of Big Beaver Borough, devoted husband, loving and caring father and grandfather went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 11, 2017 following a brief illness. Born November 16, 1929 in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Lester V. and Blanche Brown Badger. He was married for 53 years to Edna L. “Irene” Butkevitz Badger who passed away August 9, 2004. Chuck graduated from Wampum High School where he played basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he played Minor League Baseball for the Boston Braves. He served in…


Christina M. Allen, 59

Christina M. Allen, 59, of Zelienople formerly of New Castle passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 7, 2017 at UPMC Passavant Hospital. Born September 27, 1957 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Angeline Quintana Sbarro. Chris graduated from Mohawk High School and Jameson School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. She lived her life for her children and grandchildren. Survivors include children, Mark S. (Jenna A.) Milone and Leonard, Jauan, Julius Allen, all of Zelienople, Nicole Allen of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Carmella (Glen) Russell of West Pittsburg,…


James R. Yost, 74

James R. Yost, 74, of New Beaver Boro passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. Born May 11, 1943 in Racine, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Janice E. Buckley Yost. He was married to Janet R. Nicely Yost for 51 years. Jim was a lifelong farmer, owning and operating Yost Farms. He received numerous awards for his agricultural excellence, including the Eastern United States Master Farmers Award. Jim was a former Board of Director of the Penn State Extension. He was also active…


Clinton Marshall, 91

Clinton “Peanuts” Marshall, 91 died at his residence on Friday, August 4, 2017. Born January 4, 1926, in Harmony “Shingle Hollow,” to the late Joseph and Elsie Myers Marshall. He was married for 52 years to Jean Brenneman Marshall who passed away February 4, 1999. Peanuts worked as an inspector at B&W from 1948 until his retirement in 1981. He was an active member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Saxon Club for many years and a former member of the Keenagers. Peanuts drove the church bus and also delivered Meals on Wheels for many…


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Donna Jean Snare

Donna Jean Snare, of Kissimmee, Florida passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at her sister’s home in Ellwood City following a brief illness. She was born in Ellwood City, the daughter of the late Howard and Ruth Anne Mahan Snare. Donna graduated from Lincoln High School. She served in the Army for 7 years, being stationed in Japan and at the West Point Academy. She retired from the Ellwood City Police Department where she was the dispatcher for twenty years. While in Ellwood, Donna was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and when living in Florida, she attended the First…


Gloria A. Houk, 81

Gloria A (Burick) Houk, 81, of Howard St., Chewton passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver following a short illness. A lifelong resident of Chewton, she was born April 8, 1936 the daughter of the late Frank and Jesse Rocco Burick. She was married for 60 years to James E. Houk Jr. as they were married October 13, 1956. He survives. Gloria graduated from Lincoln High School. She was a member of the former St. Monica Church in Wampum and a current member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. She enjoyed traveling across…


Pastor Eugene R. McConnell, 56

Pastor Eugene R McConnell, 56, of East St., North Sewickley Twp. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Born December 3, 1960 in Sewickley, he was the son of the late Kenneth H. and Phyllis Maeola Goddard McConnell. Eugene graduated from Mohawk High School in 1979. He later furthered his education, graduating in 1991 with his BA in Christian Ministries from Circleville Bible College. He worked for the last 24 years in the Sales Department of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply. He also has been the Pastor of the Union Goodwill Church for…


Edwin Dewayne Armstrong, 84

Edwin Dewayne Armstrong, 84, of Edwards Rd., New Beaver Boro passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital following an extended illness. Born June 12, 1933 in Boyer, Butler County, he was the son of the late Edwin P. and Mary A Deal Armstrong. He was married for 55 years to Betty L. Hackett Armstrong who passed away September 21, 2013. Dewayne retired as a Master Sergeant (E8) following 21 years of service with the Armed Forces. He spent 4 years with the Air Force and 17 with the Army , 10 of which were with Special…


Jennifer L. Snider, 35

Jennifer L. Snider, 35, of New Galilee passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 24, 2017. Jennifer worked as a care worker for McGuire Memorial Home. She enjoyed animals and spending time outdoors. She also enjoyed participating in her children’s activities. Survivors include her mother, Robin L. Phillippi Boots of New Castle; father, Larry J. Boots Sr. of Alabama; two sons, Vincent and Dominick Schiraldi both at home; her former companion, Martin Schiraldi of New Castle; siblings, Lisa McCune, Amanda Alley, and Larry Boots Jr., all of New Castle; paternal grandmother, Rosa Boots and maternal grandparents, Samuel and Mary Ann Phillippi, all…


Ralph L. Marshall, 90

Ralph L. Marshall, 90, of Ellwood Rd. , New Castle (Wayne Twp.) passed away peacefully on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born July 8, 1927 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Earl and Elizabeth Barkley Marshall. He was married for 65 years to Sally A. Mayberry Marshall who passed away November 30, 2014. Ralph graduated from Lincoln High School and was a member of Bell Memorial Church. He was a Veteran of the US Navy. Ralph was a lifetime Union Carpenter. He was one of the founding members of…