4, 1933 - October 8, 2010
in Centre Daily Times on October 10, 2010
Wesley Settle, 77, of Bellefonte (Zion), entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 8,
2010, at his home. Born April 4, 1933 in Pine Grove Mills, PA, he was the son
of the late Harold J. Settle and Freda L. Settle. On Aug. 9, 1958, in Lock Haven,
he married Karen D. Herr, who survives at home.
He was a 1951 graduate
of Centre Hall Potter High School. He graduated in 1958 from Lock Haven University
with a B.S. degree in education and a master's degree in safety education from
Central Missouri University in 1970. He taught in the Bald Eagle Area School district
for 35 years, retiring July 21, 1993. He served in the U.S. Army Artillery from
1953 to 1955, with the rank of corporal.
He was a life member of Centre
County School Retirees Association, a member of the Pa. State Education Association
and the National Education Association. He was a member of AARP, National Rifle
Assocication, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and
American Legion Post 867, Pleasant Gap.
He was an avid sports fan and
played minor league baseball briefly as a catcher. He enjoyed going to camp, playing
poker, hunting, gardening, canning, walking, traveling and spending time with
family. Jim enjoyed his life to the fullest for as long as his health allowed.
He treasured the family tradition of weekly Sunday evening gatherings for the
In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter,
Tammy L. Rossel, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and a son, Shane S. Settle, of Bellefonte.
He was preceded in death by a son, Wesley J. Settle, and a grandson, Zachary
S. Settle. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Lindsey E. Settle, Tyson J.
Settle, Dallas J. Settle, Carson A. Langley, Scott D. Langley, Levi S. Settle
and Samantha J. Barner.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of
Christ in Bellefonte, and served on Consistory and other committees. A memorial
service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at e St. John's United Church
of Christ, 145 W. Linn St., Bellefonte, with the Rev. Anne Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Walker Township, immediately following the memorial
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St.
John's United Church of Christ, 145 W. Linn St., Bellefonte, PA 16823.