Faye M. Wonderlin, age 93, formerly of 422 Walnut Street, Warren, died in Warren General Hospital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1987, after an illness of the past year. She was born Dec. 25, 1893 in Reynoldsville, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fagley, and had been a Warren resident for 60 years. She we employed by the Exchange Hotel. She attended the Warren Wesleyan Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Thad Wonderling, in 1974; a daughter, Helen Wonderling: a son, Ronald Wonderling; and two sisters, Alice Whitesell and Kathryn Hetrick.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Oras [Pauline] Pratt of Sugar Grove, Mable Davis of Warren, Virginia Davis of Russell and Mrs. Francis [Doris] Pesko of North Warren; two sons, Thad Wonderling Jr. of Warren and Kenneth Fagley of Pittsburgh; one sister, Nellie Fitzgerald; 17 granchildren and 21 great granchildren.
Friends may call at the Mark S. Patterson Funeral Home on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held there at 11 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain of the Warren General Hospital. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through contributions to the Warren County Crippled Children Committee. [Warren Times observor Feb. 2, 1987]
WARREN COUNY MAN KILLED IN CRASH NEAR CARSON CITY, NEV.
Funeral arrangements have been completed for a Warren man who was killed in a head-on crash of two automobiles early Saturday near Carson City, Nev.
The victim was Ronald Eugene Wonderling, 23, of 424 Chestnut Street. A well-know Warren area musician who was returning home from California where he had been seeking employment.
Also killed was Ronald A. Berg, age 25, of Jamestown. Reports from the accident scene said the two men were passengers in one car. The other car was occupied by Marshall Wallace, age 17, of Carson City, and Leona Watt, of State Line, Nev.
Mr. Wonderling had been employed at Oakland Cemetery. He had played the guitar in various area orchestras and was afflitiated with the Muscians Union.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn: one son, Ronald; two daughters, Catherine and Susan, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Pratt of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Mabel Davis of
Warren, Mrs. Virginia Davis of Russell and Mrs. Doris Pesko of North Warren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Wonderling of 424 Chestnut Street; a brother, Thaddeus Wonderling Jr. of Sugar Grove; several neices and nephews.
The body is due to arrive in Warren late Wedesday evening and will be taken to the Templeton Funeral Home.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Service will be conducted there at 2 p.m. Friday, Rev. Dale Bair of Pilgrim Holiness Church will officiate. Burial will be Oakland Cemetery. July 27, 1964
[I will check again to see if the date of birth and death are given in another article.]
YOUNG GIRL KILL IN A CAR CRASH SUNDAY.
Miss Helen J. Wonderling, 17, who would have been a member of the Senior class of the Warren high school this fall, was almost instantly killed Sunday moring, shorlty after two o'clock when an automobile in which she was riding, operated by William M. McClellan, age 19, Tiona, skidded from the highway and plowed into an embankment on Hearts Content Road, about three miles south of Warren.
According to information secured by Private K. W. Leeper, District Attorney, J. H. Goldstein and Coroner Ed. C. Lowrey, who investigated, Miss Wonderling and Mr. McClellan had follwed a car occupied by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Wonderling to a home in the Hearts Content district early Sunday morning. Returing to Warren they passed the Wonderlings and apparently the car in which they were traveling went out of control on curve. Before the operator could get it back on the pavement it careended into the embankment. The parents of the girl were first on the scene and rushed her to the hospital where she pronounced dead.
McClellan informed the officials that he was driving about forty miles an hour when the accident occurred and could furnish no explanation as to why it left the road.
Besides her parents, Miss Wonderling is survived by four sisters; Mrs. Pauline Pratt, Mrs. Russell Davis of Warren, Mrs. Alton Davis, Cattaraugus, NY and Miss Doris Wonderling at home; Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Fagley of Reynoldsville, also survive. She was a member of the Emanuel Reformed Evangelical church. Services will be held from the W. E. Lutz Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock conductd by Rev. J. C. Wygant, pastor of the first Evangelical church. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. She was employed as a domestic at the Carver Hotel.
The investigation into the accident was still under investigation today and it was stated that McClellan will be charged with reckless driving.
[ Times Mirror Aug. 30, 1942]
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