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Rev. Walter L. "Bud" Anthony

July 18, 1930 ~ October 14, 2018 (age 88)

              Rev. Walter L. "Bud" Anthony, 88, of Seneca, went Home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, October 14, 2018, at his residence, surrounded by loving family.

            He was born in Kittanning on July 18, 1930 to the late Walter L. and Mamie E. (Mohney) Anthony. 

            He graduated from Kittanning High School in 1949. 

            He was a member of Heckathorn United Methodist Church. 

            Rev. Anthony served as a pastor and evangelist at many churches and revivals, including Mt. Carmel Church in Franklin, and the Punxsutawney Church of the Nazarene.

            He was married in Meadville on February 5, 1971 to the former Elsie R. (Kuhls) Proper, and she survives. 

            Also surviving are six children: Walter Levi Anthony, Russell Eugene Anthony, Douglas Ray Anthony, Vanessa Flo Mervau, Sharon Rae Porter, and Rhonda Fredericks, all of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and two step-daughters, Rita Nulph and her husband Ford, of Oil City, and Joyce Botts and her husband Bob, of Oil City.  He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Anthony; and two sisters, Betty Reeseman and Loretta Kissinger. 

            Visitation will be held Tuesday (Oct. 16th) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca, Cranberry Township, where the funeral service will follow Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Interment will be in Lamey Cemetery, near Dempseytown. 

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