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Kenneth L. Stine, Jr., 71, of Cowell Ave., Oil City, died Monday night, September 17, 2018 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Meadville on April 22, 1947 to the late Kenneth L. Stine, Sr. and Edna Ruth (Walker) Stine. Ken was raised by his late foster mother, Mary Strait.
He graduated from Union City High School in 1967, and completed training and became a certified welder in 1974.
Mr. Stine was a member of the Oil City Y.M.C.A. and Calvary United Methodist Church.
Ken enjoyed working in his yard, being around people, traveling, music, and hunting. He enjoyed football and was a Cleveland Browns fan.
He was employed for more than thirty years as a ladle-man for Electralloy in Oil City, retiring in 2011.
Ken was married in Riceville on September 6, 1991 to the former Linda M. Spence, and she survives.
Also surviving are his siblings: James Stine and wife Fran of Florida, Cathy Lucero, Christine Shelton, Cheryl Daigel, Tammy Toner, and Bob, Bill, and Denny Toner, all of Colorado, and Bud and Blaine Bradley of Centerville; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Bonnie Spence, Jackie Hargenrader, Margie Schwab and husband Gene, and J.R. Spence; his nieces and nephews: Paul Stine and wife Jennifer and family; Derrick Stine and wife Paula and family; Nathan Stine and wife Amy and family; Kurtis Hargenrader and his children, Tanner and Lily; Eugene Hargenrader and wife Michelle and their children, Alex, Hannah, and Anthony; and Melissa Singleton and husband Jeff and their children, Gracie and Spence.
Ken is also survived by an uncle, Harry Walker of Colorado; his aunt, Betty Setzenfand of Wexford; and close friends: Sandy Youkers, Joe and Louise Keebler, Joe and Jan Womer, Don and Charlene Smith, Gregg Felmlee, Bill Watson, and Dan Paup.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his foster mother, and his father-in-law, John R. Spence.
Visitation will be held Thursday (Sept. 20) from 6 - 8 p.m. and on Friday (Sept. 21) from 10 a.m. until noon in Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home Friday (Sept. 21) at noon with Rev. Byron Myers, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.
His wife Linda extends a special thank you and appreciation to the V.N.A. nurses, Cathy, Beth, Janelle, and P.T. Barry. Memorial contributions may be made to the Venango V.N.A. Foundation, 491 Allegheny Blvd., Franklin, PA 16323.