Tri County Clippings- Page One Hundred Eleven
These obituaries and other clippings are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook. If you do not have the time to enjoy the luxury of sifting through a scrapbook, these will be included in the Search Engine which you can reach from the "Front Door" of the Tri-County Genealogy & History sites by Joyce M. Tice. A
HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it.
Mrs. Etta V. Robinson, age 86 of 107 South Ave., Tuesday, August 19, 1980 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with Funeral and committal services there Friday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. John Stutzman, Rev. John Bedzyk, Daniel Gazaway. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Flowers are gratefully declined. The family would appreciate donations to the Faith Tabernacle Church, Elmira Heights. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Haldine (Thelma) Freeman of Canton, Pa.; sons, Frederick, LaVerne, Malcolm (Jim), Harold all of Elmira, Clifton from Wellsburg, NY, Elsworth from Horseheads, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Shirley Boyce of Canton, Pa.; sister Helen Peters of Troy RD 2. She was a member of Faith Tabernacle Church of Elmira Heights, wife of the late James W. Robinson who died April 1978.
James William Robinson, 85, of 107 South Ave., Elmira, Sunday, April 16, 1978 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home, Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. John Stutzman, officiating. Burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Lloyd G. Wilkins, age 78 of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, Pa., July 11, 1977 in Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be Tuesday at 8 p.m. following calling hours. Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial Glenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to any Mission of your choice. Survived by wife, Helen (Hill) Wilkins; daughters Mrs. Richard (Sylvia) Lyon of Canton, Pa., Mrs. Nelson (Lucille) Morgan of Mainesburg, Pa., Miss Arlene Wilkins of 5040 State Rd., North Street, Michigan and Mrs. Nathan (Marjorie) Blow of Ulster, Pa., Mrs. Robert (Marcella) Reed of Three Hills, Alberta, Canada and Mrs. Kenneth (Gloria) Marple of Troy RD 1; one son Lloyd, Jr of Mansfield, Pa. and one brother, Malcolm Wilkins of Freeville, N.Y.; 26 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two nephews. He was a member of the Austinville Union Church and Troy Grange.
Mae Maynard, age 87 of Gillett RD 1, December 18, 1979 at home. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Wed. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Root and the Rev. Sydney Kane. Burial Gillett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church or the South Creek Ambulance Assn. Survived by husband, Cola Maynard; daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Pauline) Woods of Zephyrhills, Fla.; sons Rexford and Lynn and Lester all of Gillett; sisters, Mrs. Howard (Permelia) Kelly of Zephyrhills, Fla.; Mrs. Laura Hoagland of El-Cor Nursing Home, Horseheads, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church. Mae and Cola Maynard would have been married 69 years on January 3, 1980.
Mrs. Ascha M. Hamilton, age 81 of Millerton RD 2 (Jobs Corners) Tuesday, July 3, 1979 at Troy Community Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Friday evening 7 until 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Wiedman officiating. Interment Jobs Corners Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers and would appreciate contributions to the Jobs Corners Baptist Church Memorial Fund. She is survived by her family, Doris and Shirley Grinnell of Millerton RD 2, Willis and Barbara Hamilton of Millerton, Mason and Anne Hamilton of Huntsville, Ala., Marshall and Nancy Hamilton of Millerton; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Mrs. Zoe Winner of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Jobs Corners Baptist Church and Grange; wife of the late Stanley Hamilton who died in 1967.
Herbert A. Porter, age 86 of Troy RD 1, December 7, 1979. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday 11 a.m. with full military honors. Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial Bradford County Memorial Park. Survived by son, Edward Porter of Troy RD 1; daughter Mrs. James (Naomi) Forrest of Troy; sister Ella Terwileger of Canton RD; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. He was a retired farmer; 50-year member of Austinville Odd Fellows; veteran of World War I; Troy American Legion and formerly employed with the Penna. Railroad.
Irene Gertrude Dunkleberger, age 55 of Millerton RD 2 Sunday, February 3, 1980 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Tuesday 2-5 p.m. Funeral Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Roseville United Methodist Church, Rev. James W. Gartoff and Rev. Harry Krause officiating. Burial in Bradford County Memorial Park in Towanda. Survived by husband, Ermin; sons James of Columbia Cross Roads and Thomas of Mansfield RD 2; sister, Mrs. Wayne (Elaine) Strange of Mainesburg; brothers Donald of Millville, Pa., Douglas and Clifford of Mansfield, Lee of Wyoming, Robert of Mainesburg; three grandchildren. She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. She was born November 21, 1924 in Nelson, Pa., the daughter of Clarence and Mary Finch Thomas. The family will furnish flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Roseville United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Mrs. Mary W. Brown, of 821 Preston Ave. S., St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Crete Ave., Elmira. Funeral and committal services were conducted by John E. Martin at the Charles A. Hughes Jr. Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St. at Kingsbury Ave., Tuesday 11 a.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan. 18, 1980)
Mrs. Leda Stevens Canfield, age 78 of 110 Colonial Dr., Horseheads, formerly of 321 Owens Ave., Elmira Heights, Tuesday October 10, 1978 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m., funeral and committal services there Friday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Coley Harrison, her pastor, officiating. Interment Jackson Center Cemetery. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Southport Baptist Church Deacon’s Fund. Survived by son and daughter-in-law Loren and Blanche Canfield of Elmira Heights; daughter Eleanor Krepps of Gainesville, Fla.; brother Warren Stevens of Mansfield, Pa.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Loren A. Canfield Sr., who died April 16, 1971.
O. W. ROCKWELL
Private services for O. W. Rockwell, 79, of Troy, were held Nov. 7 from the Vickery Funeral Home, with Rev. Frank Croyle and Rev. Ann Palmer officiating. The Elmira Elks Lodge No. 62 held a memorial service on Monday evening. Burial was in the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy Mr. Rockwell died on Nov. 5, 1978, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 15, 1899, in West Burlington, the son of Willard and Minnie Bailey Rockwell. He was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church. Until his retirement, Mr. Rockwell served the area as a livestock broker and auction manager. He was one of the charter organizers of the Troy Sales Co-op. And was a former director of the Troy Fair Assn. He was a life member of the Elmira Elks Lodge No. 62. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Jeannine) Thurston of Sayre; son D. O. Rockwell of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Eleanor) Smith Sr. of Troy and Mrs. Lucena Potter of East Smithfield; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.
Diane Lynn Powlison, age 15 of Mansfield, Pa., RD 2, Monday August 1, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements incomplete. She was born September 2, 1961 in Elmira. She was an 11th grade student at Mansfield High School, member of the Roseville Methodist Church. Survived by parents Mrs. Barbara Bowen of RD 2, Mansfield, Pa., father Kenneth Powlison of Mansfield Rd 2; three sisters, Kim, Cynthia, Mary Beth all at home; brother David at home; maternal grandmother Mrs. Agnes Hancock of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Powlison of RD 2, Mansfield; several aunts and uncles.
Katie Stout, age 89 of the Van Zile Nursing Home in Cowanesque, Pa., formerly of Roseville on Tuesday September 27, 1977. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield on Friday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday 9:30 a.m. Rev. Charles Stewart officiating. Burial Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. Survived by son Herbert of Elmira; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Roseville Baptist church and active in the True Blue Class of the church. She was the widow of Jonah Stout, born Sept. 17, 1888 in Bradford County, Pa.
Rose Brasted Simpson, age 84 of Laurel Hill Trailer Park, Erin, N.Y., Thursday October 19, 1978. Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Otto Makinster officiating. Burial in Grove Cemetery, Bath, N.Y.
LOWELL D. WOODWARD
Lowell D. Woodward, 71, of Mainesburg, died Saturday, October 8, 1977, at his home, following an illness of 20 years. Born Dec. 6, 1905, in Canton, he was a son of Nathan and Emma Comfort Woodward. He was a retired machinist, having been employed by the Ford Motor Co. in Detroit, Mich., for 10 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Lena Woodin; three daughters, Mrs. Morgan Cook of Mainesburg and Mrs. Gene Conrad and Mrs. Wesley Hemenway both of Mansfield; two sons Carlyle of Detroit and Paul of Gillett; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Janet Rice of Berkshire, N.Y., Mrs. Betty Blake of Ithaca, N.Y. and Mrs. Joan Rose in Florida; a step-son William Boyce of Trumansburg, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Barnes of Alba; two brothers Thornton Sr. of Warren Mich., and Homer of Williamsport; thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 13 step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, with the Rev. Burdette Mason, pastor of the church of the Nazarene, Elmira, N.Y., officiating. Burial was in Grover Cemetery.
Mrs. Muriel L. Rinebold, age 77 of Elmira Rd 1, Sunday February 20, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme of the Oakwood United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by two sons, Earl Rinebold of Elmira RD 1 and L. Allen Rinebold of Cameron Mills, N.Y.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was a former member of the Chemung Valley Grange, widow of the late Raymond Rinebold.
HARLAND E. MEEKER
Harland E. Meeker, five days, Austinville, Friday morning, Feb. 13, 1953. Survived by parents Mr. and Mrs. Donald Meeker, Austinville, one sister, Joyce at home; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Horace Meeker of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Cleveland, Troy RD. The funeral was held Monday Feb. 16 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.
Roberta E. Page Vineski, age 49 of Troy, Pa., Thursday, July 5, 1973 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Pa., Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at the funeral home 8 p.m. The funeral will be Monday 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy, Pa. Rev. Paul Baier officiating. Burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Troy, Pa.
Julia Elizabeth Starkey, age 75 of Mansfield, Pa., Friday, May 5, 1972 at her home. Friends are invited to call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Mansfield, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Benjamin Nevin. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by two sons, Merle Starkey of Galeton, Pa. and Paul Starkey of Troy, Pa; two daughters, Mrs. John Hoover of Rockville, Md., and Mrs. Alden Smith of Mansfield, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Ardella Graffius of Loyalsock Manor, Williamsport, Pa.; brother John H. Littley of North Bend, Oregon; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Mrs. Strakey was a member of the First Baptist church of Mansfield and the Mansfield Borough Grange.
Arthur L. Bastion, 21 of Roaring Branch died April 10.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 in the evening.
Army Pfc. Richard F. Barnes, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F.
Barnes of 1717 Cedar St., Town of Southport, was killed in action in Viet
His parents were notified by the Defense Department Sunday that he was missing in action. Another telegram Monday said their son’s body had been found and definitely identified.
The telegram said Pfc. Barnes died from multiple gunshot wounds of the body as a result of hostile action.
A third telegram Wednesday said the body of Pfc. Barnes would be returned to the U.S, by the first available military airlift and would be brought to Elmira with a military escort for burial.
The Elmiran graduated from Southside High School in 1961 and worked at Swift Lubricator Co. until entering the Army June 20, 1965. He was stationed at Ft. Dix until leaving for Viet Nam last November—the day before Thanksgiving.
Mr. and Mrs. Barnes have another son in the service. He is Army Spec. 5c. Gerald Barnes now stationed at Ft. Meade, Md. He recently completed two years in the Army and re-enlisted for an additional six years.
Pfc. Barnes is the sixth area man to give his life as a result of the war in Viet Nam. Three others were killed in action and two were killed in a plane crash in California after taking off for Viet Nam.
BOY HURT IN FALL REPORTED ‘FAIR’
James Burleigh, 7, son of Mrs. Mildred Burleigh of 452 Riverside Ave., was in fair condition early today with injuries received Saturday when he fell through a second story window at his home.
He received a left wrist fracture after falling to the driveway. The boy is being examined for possible other injuries.
You are the visitor
to this page of obituaries since the counter was installed on March 7,