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James O. BlystoneJames O. Blystone, Jr., 88, of Indiana, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 17, 1931 in Plumcreek Twp., Armstrong Co., PA, the son of James O. Blystone, Sr. and Bertha (Boyer) Blystone.
James previously resided in the Elderton and Yatesboro areas and was a member of the Free Methodist Church of West Kittanning. For over 25 years he worked as an overhead crane operator at Pullman Standard of Butler until his retirement in 1982. James also did masonry work for many years and enjoyed making woodcrafts. He had a small collection of model Farmall tractors and owned a few Farmall H tractors that he loved.
His memory will be cherished by his son, Arthur L. Blystone and wife, Kori, of Parkwood; daughters, Connie Matson and husband, William, of Rural Valley, Phyllis Shull and husband, Jerry, of Parkwood, and Artista Shives and husband, Randall, of Harrisburg, PA; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Betty A. (George) Blystone, whom he married September 10, 1948 and who died October 26, 1999; second wife, Thelma (Brandon) Blystone; his third wife, Marylee (Harkleroad) Blystone; brothers, Emmet, Lloyd, Lawrence, Homer, Everett and Arthur Blystone; and sisters, Helen Reichard, Leila Smeltzer, Laura Donaldson, Harriett Sheasley, Margaret Spindler, Mildred Boyer and Grace Marie Elioo.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Clark Chapel Funeral Home, 238 S. Main St., Elderton.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Forrest States officiating.
Burial will be in Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, PA.
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