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Those We Lost in 2015
Dick Kearney,
passed December 7, 2015

Posted by Roger Kearney on Facebook, about 8PM, December 7th.

My friends, and friends of my father and mother, and friends of our family:

My father passed away very peacefully at 5:30 p.m. this evening, with his family at his side. He lived a wonderful life, and will be missed by all of us. I will post details concerning arrangements. Condolences may by sent to the family and my mother at the following address:

24 Plum Sock Road
Amity, Pennsylvania 15311

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.

I will post more later. Thanks to all of you who care so much.


The Kearney Family.

The next day Roger posted again on behalf of the Kearney Family

Painting of Dick on Superior Odds in front of Lakeview Farm.

Dear friends,

On behalf of the Kearney Family, we'd like to thank you all for the incredible and emotional response on the passing of our father, beloved grandfather, great grandfather and cherished husband.

Here is information for all of those who wish to pay their respects:

Funeral home address is:

William G. Neil Funeral Home
925 Allison Ave.
Washington, PA. 15301

There will be a visitation on Thursday, December 10th from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be a visitation Friday, December 11th from from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. followed by funeral services at the funeral home at 1:00 on Friday.

There will be a full Military burial at the Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December, 14, located just North of Washington, PA.

Please feel welcome at any or all of these services.

Looking forward to seeing friends of the Kearney Family there.

Again, thank you all so much!

Much Love,
The Kearney Family

UPHA Announcement

Saddlebred World Loses Richard Franklin Kearney

Richard Franklin Kearney, 83, died Monday, December 7, 2015 at Presbyterian Senior Care, Southminster, PA

Born: November 07, 1932
Died: December 07, 2015

He was born November 7, 1932 in Clarke County, Iowa, the son of the late Gilbert Ross Kearney and Edna Bernice Williams Kearney. .

Richard served in the U.S. Army, where he received the National Defense Service Medal.

Richard began his Saddlehorse career in his home state of Iowa during his high school Years. He experienced much success with Dr. E. L. Robinson in Lee's Summit, Missouri as head trainer. Most noteworthy was his winning of the Jr. Stake in Lexington, Kentucky with Superior Odds in 1969. He was awarded "Horseman of the Year" by the Chapter 13 United Professional Horsemen's Association on January 10, 1992, as well "Trainer of the Year" by American Saddlehorse Association of Ohio in 2002.

He moved to Washington in October 1971 to pursue another training opportunity with Lakeview Farms. During the coming years, Mr. Kearney would ride Superior Odds to the Five-Gaited Stallion Champion and Five-Gaited Reserve Grand Champion.

Mr. Kearney, with wife Nancy Kearney, began Kearney Farm and Stables in 1977 in Prosperity. It was here that he raised "Catalyst", a light chestnut with flaxen mane & tail American Saddlebred that sired numerous champions throughout his standing lifetime. Here in Prosperity, Dick and Nancy enjoyed many happy years with their family, friends and grandchildren.

Dick and Nancy Kearney were members of the Upper Ten Mile Presbyterian Church in their home town of Prosperity. On May 6, 1956 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa he married Nancy Lou Welsh, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Richard (Cheryl) Kearney of Amity, Roger Kearney of Prosperity; a daughter, Deborah (John) Songer of Cullman, AL; three sisters, Alice (Melvin) Davis of Murray, Iowa, Colleen Roush of Indiania, Iowa, Dowell Kearny of Portland, OR; seven grandchildren, Megan (Chas) Ruszczyk, Jacqueline (James) Porter, Amy Songer, Scott (Maggie) Songer, Ross Kearney, Sam Kearney and Kaylyn Kearney; two great grandchildren, Michael and Ella Porter.

Deceased are a brother, Roger Kearney; three sisters, Lorrine Jensen, Lorna Jones, Marion Nesbitt.

Friends will be received Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, December 11, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service at William G. Neal Funeral Homes, 925 Allison Ave, Washington. Burial will be held Monday, December 14, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Military Honors will be accorded by American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post 175.

George P. Waickman, age 92, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015, peacefully in his home.

He was the lifelong partner and spouse of Ruth (nee Bush); proud father of Mary-Madeline Waickman (Hendrick Leibrandt) and Ruth Ann (Ramon) Pardo; loving grandfather to Ramon, Enrique, and Mateo Pardo; dear uncle to extended family and friend to many.

George built his family home, several tractors, furniture, took down bank barns, and worked on cars well into his 90's. He was a gymnast and a diver on the YMCA team in the 1940's. He served in Europe, and was in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army. He retired from General Electric with 20 years of service.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 15th at 11 a.m. in Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 1676 Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Copley, Ohio. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Online condolences may be viewed and expressed at

Marcia C Grenet, 78, of Hundred, West Virginia died suddenly on September 20th 2015. She was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania on September 23, 1936 to Harold and Francis (Guyton) Clark. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, George William Warner (Butch).

Marcia is survived by her children, Paula (Mitch) Mitchell, John (Jodi) Warner, Leslie (Deb) Warner, Gordon (Mary) Grenet, Janyce (Brad) Fry, six grandsons, one granddaughter and three great grandchildren.

Marcia was a 1954 graduate from Stoneboro High School and an accomplished pianist. Marcia was also a highly respected professional horsewoman for over sixty years. She was noted for the countless successes of her amateur and junior riders in the show ring across the country.

A memorial will be held at 2:00pm at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Waynesburg, PA this Saturday, September 26, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greene County Human Society, 183 Jefferson Rd, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Eileen Wilson of Ravenna passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015.

She was born September 14, 1928 in Wheeling, WV, to the late Clarence and Ella (Simmons) Klemm. Eileen graduated from Ravenna High School in 1946 and retired in 1992 as an Executive Secretary from AMETEK/Lamb Electric in Kent after working there for 46 years.

She and her husband Ron of 64 years spent many years showing horses and devoted many years to putting on the Portage County Charity Horse Show. For their efforts in this community endeavor, they were awarded the Ravenna Chamber of Commerce Raven Award for Outstanding Community Service in 1982, and in 1998 were selected as the Balloon A-Fair Parade Co-Grand Marshals

Calling hours will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday, January 28th, at the Shorts-Spicer-Crislip Funeral Homes in Ravenna. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 29th, at the First United Methodist Church of Ravenna with Rev. Bruce Hartley officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery Ravenna, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Portage Animal Protective League, 8122 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, OH 44266. Condolences and memories may be shared
Susan LeVally 7/27/41 - 01/21/15
Susan M. LeVally, 73, of New Holland, Ohio died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 8:54 p.m. at Berger Hospice in Circleville where she had been a patient since Sunday.

Susan was born July 27, 1941, in Circleville, Ohio to George Francis and Leora Atkinson LeVally. She was 1959 graduate of Atlanta High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland community.

She worked for many years for Ophthalmologist Robert E. Quinn in Chillicothe. Upon his retirement she owned and operated LeVally Optical.

Susan's passion, from the age of 14, was training and showing American Saddlebred horses. She was a member of the United Professional Horsemen's Association, the American Saddlebred Horse Association and the Tri-State Horse Show Association. She developed numerous lasting friendships and many good friends through her association with the various horse shows. She will be greatly missed.

Susan attended the Atlanta United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, George W. LeVally.

Susan is survived by a sister, Joan Williams of New Holland; a brother, James D. LeVally and his wife, Carol, of Columbus and six nieces and nephews, Sharon Silcott, Leslie Backus, John D. Williams, Donte LeVally, Tony LeVally and Sonya Colley.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Atlanta United Methodist Church, 25960 State Route 207, with the Rev. Malcolm Buck, pastor at the church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Jerry Newton, 1345 Judas Road, New Holland, Ohio 43145.

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