Dorothea (Hennessey) Black

Born: Fri., Mar. 4, 1921
Died: Sat., Aug. 13, 2011


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 16, 2011
Location: Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 17, 2011
Location: Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Inc.

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Dorothea Black
Active member of Broad Top United Methodist Church

Dorothea Black, 90, of 21160 Broad St., Broad Top, died at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at her residence.
Born March 4, 1921, in Broad Top City, she was a daughter of the late Porter C. and Faye D. (Black) Hennessey. She was united in marriage to Glenn E. Black Aug. 25, 1937, in Hagerstown, Md. Mr. Black preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1990.
Mrs. Black is survived by two daughters and two sons, Marian Mykut, Huntingdon; Linda Horton and husband, George, and Daryl Black, and Bernadette  all of Broad Top City; and Roy Lee Black and wife, Terry, Camp Hill; 10 grandchildren, Karen Marter and husband, Michael; Peter Mykut and wife, Teresa; and Jonathan Mykut and wife, Amy, all of Huntingdon; Ron Horton and wife, Deanna, Broad Top City; Janet Hoover and companion, Tim Kelly, Cooks; Tracey Black, Christopher Black and wife, Celeste; and Kelley Young and husband, Adam, all of Camp Hill; Daryl Black and wife, Suzanne, Hollidaysburg; and Sophia Black, New Jersey; 19 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Nickolas and Kathryn Marter, Peter and Nathan Mykut, Alex, Carley, Eric and Luke Mykut, Ron Horton, Colt Hoover, Justin and Jeremy Wagner, Madelyn and Keirsten Black, Joseph, Aubrianna, James and Jack Black; and two great-grandchildren, Karlee and Kameron Horton.
She is also survived by three sisters and a brother, Delora Ross, Joyce Snyder, Nelda Shepherd and Jack Hennessey.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Richard Colby Horton; and five siblings, Vera Cupp and Clement, Don, Von and Lee Hennessey.
Mrs. Black was a member of the Broad Top United Methodist Church, where she was actively involved as a choir member and Sunday school teacher and had 48 years of perfect attendance.
She was actively involved in the Saxton Senior Citizens Center.
Mrs. Black was employed as manager of Glenn E. Black’s General Store, Broad Top City, for 41 year.
She enjoyed traveling, reading her Bible and spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a woman of great Christian faith and a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, who was truly one of God’s special blessings and as a person who touched lives with kindness and filled hearts with gratitude and brought God’s love to life.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc., Broad Top City, with the Rev. Suzanne Detterline officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF Cemetery, Broad Top City.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Broad Top City United Methodist Church, Broad Top City, PA 16621; or to Horizons Hospice, 309 East Plank Road, Suite 100, Altoona, PA 16602. Online condolences can be made at

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Blaine & Nancy Jo (Pawuk) Horton
   Posted Tue August 16, 2011
We send our condolences on the death of you Mother, grandmother, g-grandmother & g-g-mother, Dorothea. Prayers for you all at this diffcult time.
I loved visiting the store and talking to her & your Dad when they still had it opened. She will be greatly missed by all of you, but she is with the Lord now...May she rest in enternal peace.

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