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.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He had 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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
Kelsey is another member who died too young. She is sadly missed.