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Mr. Boughner

Grover D. Boughner Sr., of Crestview Drive, Oil City, died at 1:50 p.m. Saturday (12-31-11) at Golden Living Center, Oil City. He was 92.

Born Jan. 24, 1919, in Canal Township, Venango County, he was the son of William and Rachel Heffernan Boughner.

Mr. Boughner served in the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Southwest Pacific region. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Ribbon.

Mr. Boughner was employed by the Flo-Line Corporation for 33 years as a machine operator until his retirement in 1984.

Grover was a member of the Evangelistic Tabernacle in Cooperstown.

He enjoyed gardening, playing chess, hunting, playing the guitar, singing and taking car rides with his children.

He was married on Jan. 24, 1933, to Josephine Irwin, who preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 2004.

Grover is survived by: his children, Grover D. Boughner Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, Franklin; Karalyn Kay O'Donnell, Oil City; and Penny Jo Chutz and her husband, David, Harrisville; seven grandchildren, Andrea Hassay and her husband Gary, Boardman, Ohio; Melissa Williams, Estes Park, Colo.; Brian Boughner and his wife Gina, Chapmanville; Nathan Boughner, Youngstown, Ohio; Megan Boughner, Boardman; and Daniel O'Donnell and Richard Robert O'Donnell, both Colorado Springs; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Boughner was preceded in death by his daughter, Maralyn May Boughner; his sister, Nellie J. Gealy; and four brothers, Emery Boughner, Claude Boughner, Earl Boughner Sr. and William Boughner.

Grover was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Friends were received Tuesday (1-3-12) at the Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin. To send online condolences, cards, flowers, or to obtain further information, friends and family are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com

Funeral services were Wednesday (1-4-12) at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Fultz of the Cooperstown Evangelistic Tabernacle officiating.

Interment in Cooperstown Cemetery.

Published Jan. 4, 2012, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.

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