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Margaret C. McKimm, 91, of West Fifth Street, currently of the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus, on Wednesday afternoon, July 26, 2017. Born November 30, 1925 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late George and Catherine Miller Saxton. She was married to Asa McKimm who died in 1984.


A longtime resident of Cameron County, she was a homemaker and loved to cook & bake. Mrs. McKimm was a member of the Emporium Alliance Church.


 Survivors include: one daughter, Betsy (Stan) Mann of Sinnemahoning; two grandchildren, Tracy Hardinger and Scott Lepold, both of Sinnemahoning; two great grandchildren, Tasha Hardinger and Robert Tilburg III; and also nieces and nephews. 


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four sisters, Elizabeth Johnson, Barbara McIsaac, Katherine Long, and Georgianna Buchanan, one infant brother, and one grandson, Robert Tilburg, Jr.


A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 29 from 10 until 11 a.m. in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Emporium. 


 Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carl Schmidt, pastor of the Tyrone Alliance Church and Rev. Mark Conklin, pastor of the Dorseyville Alliance Church, co-officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Emporium Alliance Church, 1284 Sizerville Road, Emporium. 


Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.






Palma R. Slodoski, 91 years young, of 62 Wheaton Hollow Rd., Emporium, PA, passed away on July 19, 2017. Palma was born on March 1, 1926 in Sizerville, Pa, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Villella Rizzo

. On July 24, 1948, she married Joseph Slodoski, who departed this life on March 18, 1996.

 Palma graduated from Emporium High School in the Class of 1943, and worked for many years at Sylvania and as a legal secretary for late Attorney John Rydesky. Palma was a devout member and participant of the Saint Mark Catholic Church in Emporium. She is survived by a niece, Rosemarie Pruette of Philadelphia, and a 1st cousin, Normajean Villella, as well as her Catholic Church family and many friends, including her beloved Godson Michael Fragale and her devoted neighbor Margie Woods. In addition to her parents and husband, Palma's brother, Anthony Rizzo, died during combat in WWII, and her sister, Magdalene Boback also passed on. Palma was a woman of distinction best described as spunky, a real ball of positive energy. Her devotion to church, family, and friends was unwavering. Moreover, Palma's self-reliance, morality, work ethic, and willingness to help others epitomizes that "Good things come in small packages." Her greatest attribute was her humility, never wanting to take credit, but always first in line to lend a helping hand.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (July 26, 2017) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.




Ernest S. "Ernie" Wennin, 94, of 31 Wennin Rd, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois in DuBois, PA on Tuesday (July 11, 2017) morning. He was born December 17, 1922 in Johnsonburg, PA a son of the late Matt and Hazel Gore Wennin. He married the late Leah Bell Freeman


Mr. Wennin served with the US Army Air Corp, as a staff Sergeant during WW II. He worked at Sylvania for many years from where he retired as an engineer. He enjoyed traveling for Sylvania as needed. He later worked as a custodian for the Cameron County School District and also for the late Larry Lutz as a surveyors assistant. Ernie enjoyed the outdoors and his cars, mainly corvettes


 He is survived by one daughter, Frances (Dave) Martin, Leander, TX; two sons, Mark (Cindy) Wennin, Clifton, TX and Michael Wennin, Emporium; Friend, Jacqueline Marshall, Emporium; four grandchildren: Chris, Nicole, Branden & Casie; one great grandson Colby and one sister, Veronica (Robert) Lyon, Emporium.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Hazel Gore Wennin and his wife, Leah Bell Wennin who died 2003, No visitation. 


A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin, PA where a Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail at the cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Historical Society, PO Box 433, Emporium, PA 15834


Online Condolences may be placed at


BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Orvis F. "Skip" Gardner, 69, of 7079 Third St., Driftwood, PA died unexpectedly at his camp in Driftwood, PA Friday (June 30, 2017) morning.
He was born October 14, 1947 in Bellefonte, PA a son of the late Orvis P. and Dorothy I. Pepperman Gardner.
He married Patricia Houtz Gardner, who survives.
Mr. Gardner graduated from Bellefonte Area High School. He served with the US Marines during the Vietnam Era. He was a retired self employed contractor. Skip was a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Sinnamahoning Sportsman Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife Patricia Houtz Gardner are a daughter, Sheila Gardner, Ocala, FL; son, Michael Gardner, Coudersport; several Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren,
two brothers, Robert Gardner, NC and Jim Gardner, Coalville, PA; one sister, Barbara Hopkins, Coalville, PA;
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orvis P. and Dorothy I. Pepperman Gardner and several, brothers and sisters,
No Visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (July 8, 2017) at 10:00 AM with VFW Chaplain, officiating followed by a Military Service by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.  Burial will be in the Mix Run Camp Property, Driftwood, PA

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