2012-10-10 / Obituaries

Arthur R. Drenning Martinsburg, 81

Arthur Ray Drenning, 81, of the Village at Morrisons Cove Home, Martinsburg, Formerly of Saxton, died after a lengthy illness on Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Village at Morrisons Cove.

He was born on December 9, 1930, in Shore Valley, Pa., the son of the late Carl and Agnes (White) Drenning.

He was united in marriage to Violet Mae (Lane) Drenning on October 9, 1953. She resides at the Village at Morrisons Cove.

He was a coal miner who started mining at the age of 15, he retired as a foreman for GM&W Coal Co. in 1985.

He served on the board for the Robertsdale Coal Miners Museum and was a member of the NRA, he also enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and listening to music.

As a member of the Robertsdale Church of God, he served as a Sunday school superintendent, member of the board of trustees, sound system operator, choir member and Sunday school teacher for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army, attaining a rank of corporal while preforming his duties at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Violet, at the Village at Morrisons Cove; a daughter, Norma Shilling, and husband Jim of New Bethlehem, Pa.; a son, Warren Drenning of Wood, Pa.;, a daughter, Cynthia Chamberlain, and husband Gary of Six Mile Run; a stepson, Jerry Altobelli, and wife Carol, of Distant, Pa., andaastep-daughter,Brenda Palmer and husband Stanley of McConnellsburg; three brothers: Carl “Scotty” Drenning of Three Springs; Robert Drenning of Hustontown, and Clyde “Pal” Drenning of Harrisonville; a sister, Wanda (Drenning) Yingling of Three Springs; 17 grandchildren, 30 greatgrandchildren; five greatgreat grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Arthur “Pee Wee” Drenning Jr. and Harlon Drenning; a sister, Donna (Drenning) Waite, and four brothers: Lewis, Donald, Glenn and Norman “Peach” Drenning.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 8, 2012, at Robertsdale Church of God at 11 a.m. Pastor Nathan Starr officiated. Interment was in the Broad Top City I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Arthurs’ memory to the Robertsdale Church of God, P.O. Box 36, Robertsdale, PA. 16674.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc., Broad Top City. Online condolences can be made at www.caheathfh.com.

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