Sean M. Kramer

Sean "Shorty" Kramer, Pool Tournament Champion

Sean M. Kramer, 36, of Butler, passed away on July 16, 2021. Born October 14, 1984, in Butler, he was the son of the late Richard L. Kramer II and Carol M. Myers Kramer.

Sean, better known at the Grapevine as “Shorty”, was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church.

He loved his pet squirrel, Jon, and watching NASCAR and wrestling (WWE). His all-time favorite wrestler was Undertaker. This love was reflected in his innovative trophy for the Pool Tournaments he ran for Grapevine Center — also in the names of the different competitions. Shorty loved playing pool and was an excellent, champion player. He was very enthusiastic about running these pool tournaments and drummed up a lot of enthusiasm.

Shorty was a fun guy to have around, and always had always had a smile and a joke to tell. He helped out on Grapevine’s moving team for well over 5 years; and also volunteered here on Saturdays and Sundays and whenever we needed him. He was too young to die and he will be greatly missed at the Grapevine

Shorty is survived by his brother, Brian (Robin) Kramer of Butler, two sisters, Cynthia (Stephen) Towe of Butler, and Michele (Duane) Knox of Butler, three nieces, Trista Fischer, Brianne Kramer and Isis Logan; his nephew Ryan Wilson and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Shorty with Miss Pennsylvania and Ron Gray, volunteering as always.

Rodney Cosner

Rodney Bruce Cosner (64), of Butler, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at his residence.

He was born Oct., 24, 1956, in Petersburg, W. Va., and was the son of the late Floyd M. Cosner, and Lucille (Durst) Blinkley.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Rod volunteered at the Butler VA, where he taught guitar lessons through Guitars for Vets. Rod had a long history of volunteering for animal causes. He had also worked for Grapevine Center as a Certified Peer Specialist up until quite recently. He was liked by all, and will be greatly missed.

Rodney is survived by his brother, Floyd (Michelle) Cosner of Harwood, Md; two sisters, Patricia Burdock of Elk Garden, W. Va. and Judith (Howard) Duling of Hartmansville, W. Va. and numerous nieces and nephews.

R.I.P. Rod, you are missed.

Edna M. Hartman

Edna M. Hartman, 56, of Butler passed away Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at her residence. Born Aug. 12, 1964, in Butler, she was a daughter of Edna C. (Williams) and the late Leonard Spagnola Sr.

Edna loved to volunteer for the Salvation Army and was a bell ringer. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; doing crossword puzzles and word searches; and she was a member of first English Lutheran Church in Butler.

She is survived by her daughter, Gina Spagnola of Butler; her mother, Edna L. (Williams) Spagnola; two grandchildren, Landin and Austin Watterson; two sisters, Jeanne Kenyon of Lebanon, Ind. and Bernice (Rob) Dingel of Lancaster; her brother, Leonard C. Spagnola III of Cleveland, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; and her partner, Dewey Thompson.

Edna & Dewey at a Valentine’s Day Bash at the Grapevine

Kenneth M. Freehling

Kenneth Michael Freehling, 47, of Sarver, passed away on Friday, Jan 29, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Aug. 11, 1973, in Butler, he was the son of James W. FreelingII and Roxanne M. McWilliams Freehling.

Ken worked as a truck driver, a peer specialist at CCR and a dispatcher. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. Ken was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, quad riding, boating and spending time with his beloved dog.

He is survived by his mother, daughter Ashley (Justin) Gifford of Butler, brother, James W. Freehling III of Saxonburg; his granddaughter, Riley Jan Muir, his significant other of several years, Joyce Barnes of Butler, and several nephews

Frances D. Doubt

Frances D. Doubt, 71, of DuBois, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. at Penn Highlands, DuBois. Born Feb. 27, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Alma Doubt.

Frances was a homemaker, and attended First Baptist Church in Evans City. She loved listening to music, shopping, being on the move, and spending time with her family.

Frances is survived by a daughter, Connie (Michael) Edwards of DuBois; four grandchildren, Michael, Brandon, and Connor Evans, and Colton Edwards; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Doubt.

David Kennedy

David Kennedy, 76 of Butler, formerly of Mars, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.

Born March 14, 1944, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Ralph E, and Clara Scheidemantle, Kennedy.

David was a supervisor at General Max Security for nearly 25 years. He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Mars United Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by a brother, Dan Kennedy of North Carolina, and a close friend, Al Gatz.

Alice Evans

Alice Evans, 33, of Butler, passed away on September 11th, 2020, She was born on December 7th, 1987. It is a tragedy that someone so young should pass on in such an untimely death. Ally is survived by her mother, Betty. She will be sadly missed.

Kelsie Parker

Kelsie Parker, 26, of Butler passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. She was born in Butler on June 16, 1994 to Tammy Kline.

Kelsie enjoyed music, her friends, fishing, helping people, working in health care, and being around kids, but most of all she loved spending time with her niece, nephew and family. She treasured her family so much she was known to be a “mommy’s girl”. Along with her mother she is survived by her step father William Brookbank; her sisters Shannon (Jason) Kline-Pittman, Lacy Aufderncump, Kaysea Rodgers, and Angeline Parker; her brothers James Brookbank, Devin Parker, and Cody Parker; her nephew Jason Pittman; her niece Genieve Pittman, and her grandfather Romy Taylor. She is also survived by her boyfriend Steve Dee, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a large and loving family. She was preceded in death by her father; her brother Zach Parker; her grandmother Catherine Pipkin; her nephew Gage Pittman, and her uncle Bobby Hauserman.

Kelsey is another member who died too young. She is sadly missed.

Chad Moore

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