Bertha L. “Bertie” Baughman, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Gerber Road, St. Marys, passed away, Monday, July 6, 2020, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 30, 1931, in Munderf, PA, daughter of the late William and Vinnie McManigle Gerber.  Bertie was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  She was a former employee of Brockway Glass, G.C. Murphy, Ames Department Store, and she drove van for Muccio School Transportation.

On May 15, 1948, in the Presbyterian Church, Bertie married Ernest C. Baughman, who preceded her in death on January 26, 2013.

She is survived by her daughter, Shari Mazzaferro and her husband John of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Thomas Ehrensberger, Timothy Wonderling, Tanya Brett, and John Wingate; six great-grandchildren, Tommy, Kristen, and Alexis Ehrensberger, Austin and Alicia Wonderling, and Danica Charles; a brother, Louis Gerber and his wife Joan of St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Gerber of St. Marys; and by nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Bertie was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy Ann Ehrensberger and her husband, Bill, and their children, Robbie, Kristen, and Kenny Wayne, who died in the Toccoa Falls, GA flood in 1977; and by a brother, Peter Gerber.

Bertie was a member of the St. Marys First United Methodist Church, as well as the Bootjack Grange and the Elk County Fair Committee.  She sang and played guitar in several bands over the years, and played for the local nursing homes.  Bertie also greatly enjoyed her cats.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral and committal services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in the Munderf Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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Daniel L. Merritt Sr., 89, of 156 Dagus Mines Road, Dagus Mines, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a lengthy illness.

He was born October 9, 1930, in Brockport, son of the late Harry and Ada Ruth Merritt.  Daniel was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Horton Township Schools.  He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring after more than 40 years of service.

On October 31, 1953, in Brockport, Daniel married Ardythe Lenox, who preceded him in death on January 16, 1995.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Fields and her husband Rev. Paul Fields of DuBois; a son, Daniel L. Merritt Jr. and his wife Lori of Kersey; six grandchildren, Tracy Schneider, David Mattiuz, Michelle Hitchcock, Jeffrey Fields, Eric Merritt, and Brian Merritt; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice Coleson of Brockport, Edna Cribbs of Ridgway, and Nancy Trumbull of Ridgway; and by a brother, Harry Merritt and his wife Katherine of Kersey.

In addition to his wife and parents, Daniel was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Nulf Chmielewski and Flora Carr; and by three brothers, Frank and Arthur Merritt, and in infancy, Raymond Merritt.

Daniel was a member of the Kersey United Methodist Church and was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War.  He enjoyed gardening and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Karen Trask, Pastor of the Kersey United Methodist Church, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the Earleyville Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Kersey United Methodist Church, 106 Dagus Mines Road, Kersey, PA  15846.

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