Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 17th - Happy Birthday J. Paul Clarke!!

October 16th - Happy Belatwd Birthday Barbara Fullerton Read!! 

Friday, October 11, 2019

October 11th  - Happy Birthday to Edwin Kitchen!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October 2nd - Happy Birthday Shelia Learish Shaw!!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

September 21st - Happy Birthday Sandra Shaw DeCasper!!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

September 18th - Happy Birthday C. Lee Lanager!!

Monday, September 2, 2019

September 2nd - Happy Birthday JoAnn Moore Maney - wife of "Herb" Maney!!
September 2nd - Happy Birthday Joyce Amon Michaels!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

I am sad to report the loss of another '59 classmate.


William E. "Bill" Yatta, 77, of Clearfield, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at Mountain Laurel Nursing Home.  He was born on Sept. 19, 1941 in LeContes Mills, the son of the late Julius and Olive (Jannot) Yatta.

Bill served in the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War.

Bill had worked for Clearfield Machine Shop for 37 years, retiring in 2003.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of the Clearfield Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting and cheering on his favorite teams, Notre Dame and the Steelers.  Bill is survived by his two daughters, Missy Knee and Shelly Yatta of Clearfield; a grandson, Joshua Calvello and his fiancee, Alyssia Vargas; a great grandson, Shane Calvello; and a brother, Paul Yatta of Clearfield.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.  A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Msgr. Henry Krebs officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to Clearfield Fire Department, 108 E. Cherry St., Clearfield, PA 16830; or Clearfield SPCA, 275 21st St., Clearfield, PA 16830.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.

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Published in The Progress from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2019 

Rest in Peace, Bill


August 27th  - Happy Birthday Sarah Lyons Poole!! 

Friday, August 23, 2019

August 23rd  - Happy Birthday Margaret Borst Bloom!! 
August 23rd  - Happy Birthday May Neeper Powers!!  

Sunday, August 18, 2019

August 18th  - Happy Birthday Linda Smith Dale!!
August 18th  - Happy Birthday Bonnie Henchbarger Powell!!

Friday, August 16, 2019

August 16th  - Happy Birthday Barbara Martell Learish!!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August 15th  - Happy Birthday Alice McGonigal Freeberg!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

August 14th  - Happy Birthday Fred Williams (Hubby of Sandra Unch Williams)!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

More sad news.  I have just learned that 59 Classmate Pauline Jacquelyn Maloni had suffered a severe stroke and has passed away.  I will post details when they are available.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Willa Mae (Leggs) Keith Scoggins

1940 - 2019

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Willa Mae (Leggs) Keith Scoggins Obituary
Willa Mae Keith Scoggins, 79, of Clearfield died on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

She was born on March 18, 1940 in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Ralph and Frances (Lyda) Leggs.

Mrs. Scoggins was employed at the former Clear Haven Nursing Home as a nurses aid. She also was an in-home personal care giver. She loved to cook and enjoyed cuisine. She also liked to tend her vegetable and flower gardens.

Mrs. Scoggins was a member of former St. Johns Baptist Church, Clearfield and more recently attended the Abundant Life Fellowship, Philipsburg.

She is survived by two children, Percy 'Perry' Scoggins III and wife Eliana Scoggins of Bunker Hill, W. Va., and Melissa Toman and husband Peter of Clearfield; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Tamiko, Bjorn, Michael, Matthew, Brooklyn, Macy and Ashley; nine great-grandchildren, Jada, Lauryn, Isabella, Mailyn, Leyla, London, Avry, Zoey, and Delilah; five siblings, Shirley Davenport, Ralph 'Bo' Leggs, Charles Leggs, William Leggs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Percy D. Scoggins Jr. on March 9, 2004. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tanya Scoggins; a great-granddaughter, Arianna; a brother, Jonathan Leggs; and a sister, Anna Jones.

Funeral services will be held at the Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dean Krause and Pastor Steve Wymer officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield.

Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9-10 a.m.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation, 700 Leonard St., Clearfield, PA 16830.

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Published in The Progress from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2019
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May Willa May rest in peace.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8th  - Happy Birthday Donald Schnars!!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

August 3rd  - Happy Birthday Ronald Potter!!

Friday, August 2, 2019

It is with sad heart that I must report the loss of another member of Class of '59.  Thanks to Sam Lansberry and Wil  Shirey for bringng this to my atttention.

Lois Jean (Wisor) Buck

1941 - 2019
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Lois Jean (Wisor) Buck Obituary
MORRISDALE - Lois Jean Buck, 77, of Morrisdale, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at her residence.

Born July 31, 1941 in Clearfield, she was the daughter of the late Max and Mary (Williams) Wisor.

On Aug. 25, 1962 in Clearfield County, she wed Larry E. Buck who survives at home.

Also surviving are her children, Karen McQuillen, Philipsburg, Susan Kirk and husband Steve, Addison, N.Y., Lori Coble and husband Larry, Philipsburg and Tracy Bumbarger and husband Jim, Woodland; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and her sister, Ruth McGovern, Clearfield.

Along with her parents, she was preceded by her grandparents, Lex and Irvena Williams and her beloved pets, Pepi Poo and Teddy Bear.

Mrs. Buck was a member of Bigler United Methodist Church where she played the organ for the past 22 years. She was a 1959 graduate of Clearfield High School and was a homemaker. She had been employed at the former Green Stamp Store, JCPenney's, Sears, Bigler Brick Yard and Chardon Rubber and Land Mark, Ohio. She played keyboard and sang with her husband's band, The Heartbreakers, and later, Cheat-N-Hearts for 14 years. She did a lot of volunteer work for various organizations.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Strange & Weaver Funeral Service, Morrisdale.

A Celebration of Life service will be celebrated at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ken Pry officiating.

Her final place of rest will be in the Bradford Cemetery, Woodland.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Ascera Care, 1015 Logan Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602, or online at, or to The Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 or online at
Published in The Progress on July 8, 2019   May Lois rest in peace. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July 31st  - Happy Birthday Wilda Homman Williams!!