Obituaries

NOTICE TO FAMILIES – – – Obituaries are sent to us from the funeral directors. It is important that you specify you want the notice of the death of your loved one sent to the “free” Kittanning Paper. Otherwise, they are sent to the Leader Times, which charges subscriptions for both online and print editions. The Kittanning Paper extends our most sincere sympathy if you are experiencing the death of your loved one at this time.


BARKER –  Guy K. Barker, Sr., 93, of Kittanning, PA, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Kittanning Care Center. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Friday, March 24, 2017, at Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning. Additional visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 333 N. McKean St., Kittanning, PA, with Pastor Edward Walters and the Rev. John W. Snyder, Pastor Emeritus, co-officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Kittanning. Contributions can be made in Guy’s honor to St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 333 N. McKean St., Kittanning, PA 16201.

FLEMING –  James Glenn “Jim” Fleming, 79, of Elderton, PA, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Village. The family will receive friends from 10 AM until the time of the memorial service at 11 AM on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Elderton Presbyterian Church, 115 N. Main St., Elderton, PA, with the Rev. Edward Gray officiating. Burial was in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton. Contributions can be made in Jim’s memory to Elderton-Plumcreek Recreation Park, PO Box 46, Elderton, PA 15736.

JORDAN  – Catherine D. (Slebodnik) Jordan, 93, of Kittanning died on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in The Good Samaritan Hospice Unit, Cabot.  She was born on Oct. 29, 1923, in Johnstown, to the late Michael and Mary (Hrace) Slebodnik.  Mrs. Jordan was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church in Kittanning, where she also was a teacher’s aide.  Catherine also was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and the Sisters For St. Joseph Auxiliary.  She enjoyed baking, canning, making her own jelly, bingo, crocheting, going to the family camp in Sigel and watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Mrs. Jordan leaves behind to cherish her memory daughter, Catherine A. (William) Miller of Sarver; sons, Gregory P. (Roxane) Jordan of Kittanning and David J. Jordan of Kittanning; daughter, Theresa M. Jordan of Kent, Ohio; son, Chuck (Sandy) Jordan of Kittanning; 13 grandchildren, Luke, Caitlyn, Jonathan, William and Zachary Miller, Lisa Stephens, Mark, Matthew, David, Jason, Emily and Seth Jordan, and Nichole Fink; 11 great-grandchildren, Christopher, Beau, Wyatt, Dominic, Josie, Hailey, Bennett, Ciara, Ava, Abraham, and Logan; sister, Agnes Vance of Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Richard F. Jordan, who died on Nov. 12, 2008; two sons, Richard M. and Joseph R. Jordan; grandson, Aaron Jordan; two brothers, Benedict and Peter Slebodnik; and one sister, Mary Varholak.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Kennedy & Blodgett Funeral Home, 253 N. Grant Ave., Kittanning. Parting Prayers will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church, 101 High St., Kittanning with the Rev. Douglas E. Dorula officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Rayburn Township. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, 1020 West State St., Baden, Pa. 15005.

EDWARDS Mary Alice (Schall) Edwards, 92, of Ford City, died on March 3, 2017 at “Our Family’s Home” personal care home.

She was born on December 18, 1924 in Kittanning to the late Isaac Merne and Margery (Baker) Schall.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert “Jay” Edwards, who died in 1997 and daughter Nancy Lee Edwards who died at birth.

Mary was a homemaker. She and Jay were a team as they enjoyed doing things together. Some of those activities were riding horses, attending auctions, wood working and refinishing furniture for their used furniture business, and making beautiful stained glass lampshades.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, a daughter: Cathy Richardson of Ford City; and son: David Jay Edwards and wife Susan of Ford City. She had six grandchildren: Andrew (Beth) Edwards, Adam (Billie Jo) Edwards, and Elizabeth (Michael) Fiscus (all of Ford City), Russell (Andrea) Edwards of Suffolk, Virginia, Matthew (Stephanie) Edwards of York, PA, and Clare (Steve) Cowen of Monroeville; and ten great-grandchildren.

Mary was a member of Christ Rupp Lutheran Church.

Mary’s request was for a private service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christ Rupp Lutheran Church, 228 Rupp Church Road, Kittanning, PA 16201 or to “Our Family’s Home”, 1126 Ross Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226; or to a charity of your choice.

Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home, 200 South McKean Street, Kittanning, is in charge of arrangements.