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Kenneth I Woodall

May 23, 1925 ~ March 10, 2019 (age 93)

     Kenneth I. Woodall, age 93, of New Bethlehem, passed away Sunday morning, March 10, 2019 at McKinley Healthcare in Brookville.

     Born May 23, 1925 in Conifer, Jefferson County, he was a son of the late John and Nellie Plyler Woodall.

    He was a World War II veteran serving with the United States Army Air Corp.

    Ken was a graduate of Clarion State College and was a math teacher at Kittanning High School, retiring after 28 years with the Armstrong School District.

    He married the former Pollyanna Wetzel on June 28, 1947 and she preceded him in death on October 23, 2013.

     Ken was a member of the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church; was a founding father of the New Bethlehem Little League; a member of the American Legion Post #354 of New Bethlehem and was the last surviving original member of the Barbershop Chorus and NBC Chorus.

     Survivors include two daughters:  Keli Lyn Bonanno and husband, Jim, of Seminole and Janna Lee Magagnotti and husband, Frank, of New Bethlehem; four grandchildren: Matt Bonanno and wife, Stephanie; Sara Shreckengost and husband, Raymond, II; Frank Magagnotti and wife, Tonia and Tessa Ellis and husband, Christopher.

     Ken is also survived by twelve great grandchildren:  Kobe and Kira Bonanno; Raymond, Max, Maggy, Grant and Talitha Shreckengost; Mila Krug, Avery Krug, Mia and Frankie Magagnotti and Landon Ellis.

     In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers:  John, Herbert and Edward Woodall; one sister, Kathleen Wohlbaugh and a granddaughter, Maggy Ann Magagnotti.

     Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Rupert Funeral Home and Cremation Service chapel, 233 Penn Street, New Bethlehem.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 in the New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 403 Penn Street, New Bethlehem with Reverend Dr. Jack Gareis and Raymond Shreckengost, II co-officiating.

    Military honors will be accorded at the beginning of the service by the Walter W. Craig American Legion Post #354 of New Bethlehem.

     Interment will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Distant, Armstrong County.

     Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Kenneth I. Woodall to Just Us For the Animals, c/o Stephanie Bonanno, 496 Seminole Road, New Bethlehem, PA  16242

     Online condolences may be sent to Ken’s family at

Donations may be made to:

Just Us for the Animals c/o Stephanie Bonanno
496 Seminole Road, New Bethlehem PA 16242

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