Wissinger Obituaries

    William E. Wissinger, 71, of South Bend, Armstrong County, died Sunday, February 7, 1965 in the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning, where he had been admitted on Saturday.

    He was born in Armstrong Twp., Indiana County, October 23, 1894, to Mack and Elmire Johnston Wissinger, and had lived in this area all his life.

    He was retired from U.S. Steel, Vandergrift, and from 1942 to 1960 was postmaster and operated a general store in South Bend.

    He was a member of the South Bend United Church of Christ; Kiskiminetas Lodge No. 617, F and AM, Coudersport Consistory; Syria Temple. A World War I veteran, he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 114, and the Last Man's Club of the American Legion.

    Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Helen Smeltzer, South Bend; three granddaughters, Sally, Deborah and Pamela Smeltzer, all at home; one sister Mrs. Wilbur Bell of Indiana, RD. Mr. Wissinger was buried in the South Bend Cemetery.

    Mrs. Nellie M. Wissinger, 67, of South Bend, Armstrong County, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, October 21, 1962, at her home following a three week illness.

    Mrs. Wissinger was born March 24, 1895, in West Lebanon, Indiana County, a daughter of William W. and Sarah Fleming Couch. She had lived in South Bend for the past 20 years, and was a member of St. Jacob's United Church of Christ, South Bend, and a past worthy matron of the O.E.S.

    She had taught in the Vandergrift school system in 1923, and previously taught in the rural Indiana County school system.

    Survived by her husband, William E. Wissinger, one daughter, Mrs. Helen Smeltzer, at home, and three grandchildren, Sally, Pamela and Deborah Smeltzer and a sister, Mrs. Mary George of Turtle Creek, PA.

    Services were held in St. Jacob's United Church of Christ, South Bend, on Wednesday afternoon with her pastor, the Rev. Alvin E. Masters, officiating. Interment was in the South Bend Cemetery. Dunmire Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

    James Gordon Wissinger, 76, of Creekside RD 1, died Saturday, July 9, 1966. A son of Mack and Ella Wissinger, he was born June 23, 1890 in Armstrong Twp, Indiand County.

    He never married and was a former resident of the Advance area and was a farmer by occupation.

    Mr. Wissinger is survived by a sister, Mrs. Wilbert (Martha) Bell of Indiana RD 1. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters, William E. Wissinger of South Bend; Mrs. Blanche Thomas of Indiana and Mrs. May Wiggins of Vandergrift.

    Friends are being received at the Clark Funeral Home, Elderton where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. William S. Merwin, D.D., will officiate and interment will be in the Elderton Cemetery.

    Mrs. Blanche Wissinger Thomas, aged 74 years of Church St., Indiana PA, passed away at the Indiana Memorial Hospital on Sunday, March 11, 1962, where she had been a patient for the past four weeks.

    She was the widow of William R. Thomas and was born in Armstrong Twp, Indiana County, March 25, 1887, a daughter of the late Mack and Ella Johnson Wissinger, and had resided all her life in Armstrong Twp until two years ago when she moved to Indiana.

    She was a member of the Curry Run Presbyterian Church, the Womans Missionary Society, and the Indiana County Genealogical and Historical Society.

    She is survived by four sons, William E. and Jesse M., both of Everson Pa.; John C.., Ligionier; Paul M.., Irwin; five daughters; Mrs. Arhur (Louella) Hanna, Spring Chruch; Mrs. John (Martha) Mills, of Beaver; Mrs. Glenn (Elinor) Rupert, Indiana; Mrs. LeRoy (Frances) Campbell of Longhorne; Mrs. Kenneth Lawton of Shelocta; two brothers, James E. Wissinger and William E. Wissinger of Shelocta RD 3; a sister, Mrs. Wlbur Bell of Indiana RD 1; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

    Services were held from Robinson-Lytle Funeral Home, Indiana, on Wednesday afternoon. Her pastor, the Rev. William S. Merwin, officiated. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, PA.