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Earl Chalfant
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1923
Death: Oct. 8, 2007

Earl Chalfant, 84, The Caring Place, Franklin, died Monday, October 8 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Seneca.

Born January 23, 1923 in Knob Noster, MO.,
he was the son of William Harold and Myrtle Madge Chalfant. He was married to Wavia Alma Smeal December 22, 1947. She preceded him in death September 5, 2005.

He was a graduate of Knob Noster High School and attended God's Bible School and Greenville College. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Clarion State Teacher's College. He earned his doctorate from Penn State University.

He began his teaching career in the Valley Grove School District in Franklin as an elementary teacher and later became a principal in the district, then an elementary supervisor. Following 16 years with the district, he accepted a position as professor at Clarion State College, now Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He supervised student teachers and worked with their cooperating teachers in surrounding school districts for 16 years until he retired in 1982.

He was a former member of the Franklin Free Methodist Church and a current member of the First United Methodist Church in Brookville. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Franklin and the Oil City Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed photography, mechanics, woodworking, traveling, antiques and nature. He was an avid reader.

He was a nationally-recognized expert restorer of antique Indian motorcycles and invented a special clutch for Indian Fours. He was president of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America for one year and served as editor of their magazine for four years. He also collected stationary steam engines.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen Denise Hogrefe of Greenwood, Indiana, and Rita June Joyce of Oil City; one brother, Marvin Chalfant of Illinois; one sister, Thelma Chalfant of Missouri; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Friends were received at the McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville.

A Committal Service and burial were held at Brookville Cemetery with the Rev. Philip Chalfant officiting. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm November 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Brookville.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Harold Chalfant (1892 - 1965)
  Myrtle Madge Thurston Chalfant (1897 - 1952)
 
 Spouse:
  Wavia Alma Smeal Chalfant (1926 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Earl Chalfant (1923 - 2007)
  Chester L. Chalfant (1924 - 2007)*
  Mary Lucile Chalfant Caulk (1930 - 2006)*
  Marvin Lewis Chalfant (1932 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brookville Cemetery
Brookville
Jefferson County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Stephen P. Burke
Originally Created by: Dottie Kunselman
Record added: May 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52521975
Earl Chalfant
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Not lost to memory! Not lost to love! But gone to our Father's house above!
- Darlene T.
 Added: May. 18, 2010
 
 
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