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At the early age of 36 years, Luke Margraff, successful as an efficient and valuable bank clerk in New York city died last Thursday following an operation for gastric ulcer. Funeral services were held in Elmira, Monday morning from St. Patrick's church. Mr. Margraff's early life was spent in Wellsboro where he resided with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Margraff, in the house now occupied by A.F. Smart and family on Tioga street. Before going to New York, Mr. Margraff resided in Elmira where he married his wife, who survives with two children. Blake, aged 5 and Margaret Mary, aged 6 weeks. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Margraff, of Elmira; a brother, William; an aunt, Mrs. Etta Margraff, and his grandmother, Mrs. Lena Margraff. All were former Wellsboro residents. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, January 24, 1929)
Lawrenceville, Oct. 28.--Mrs. Mary C. Matteson received a telegram Saturday saying her oldest son, Harry Matteson, had died in Tacoma, Washington, where he was employed by the government to take inventory of the Great Western Railroad. Mr. Matteson had been doing this work for several months, going from city to city along that railroad. His home was in Livingston, Montana, where he was formerly employed as a machinist. He was born in this place and lived with his parents at one time in Galeton. After reaching manhood he went West. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, of Livingston, where he is to be buried; also survived by his mother, of this place, and a brother, Charles Matteson, of Petersburg, Va. Mrs. Matteson has the sympathy of her many friends there. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, October 30, 1918)
JOHN M. McBLANE
John W. McBlane, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. McBlane, of Union township, died at a hospital in New Kensington Friday, after a short illness of typhoid fever, aged 23 years. The funeral was held at the North Union Church Monday. Mr. McBlane was a graduate of Canton High School in the class of 1924. For the past few years he had been a member of the Pennsylvania State Constabulary, located at New Kensington. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 28, 1927)
MCCARTY BEULAH McCARTY BOWN
Buelah McCarty Bown, 96, of Forksville RR 1, died Tuesday, February 11, 1992 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born October 18, 1895 in Forksville, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, the daughter of Orrin and Harriet Rogers McCarty. A lifelong resident of Forksville, Mrs. Bown was a member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church. Her husband of 64 years, Robert M. Bown, died in 1985. Surviving are one daughter, Irene Bown Harvey, Forksville; sons and daughters-in-law, Darrell and Jeanette Magee Bown, Troy, Donald and Alice Caseman Bown of Springville, NY and Dallas and Sandra Heess Bown, Forksville; eight grandchildren; 15 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held February 13 at the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Robert Broome officiating and interment to be in Forksville Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 20, 1992)
REV. WILLIAM M. McELWAIN
The Rev. William M. McElwain, 79 St. James St., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 29, 1973 in his church study shortly before services. A native of Christiana, Pa., he had been pastor of the Mansfield church for 15 years. He was 56 years old. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield with Rev. Robert Cocks, General Presbyter, and Rev. Robert Allen, Moderator of the Northumberland Presbytery officiating. Burial was in Middle Octoraro Church Cemetery, Quarryville, Pa. In lieu of flowers, family requests that friends who wish make donations to the Heart Fund or the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. He is survived by wife, Janet Eckman McElwain; one son, Thomas of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Beverly) Rogers, S. Williamport; Patrice, at home; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Leah McElwain, Christiana, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Bernard (Catherine) Jackson of Christiana, RD 1. He was a member of the Northumberland Presbytery. He was born February 2, 1917 in Christiana, Pa, the son of Madison and Leah Lantz McElwain.
The Rev. Reginald Wilson McInroy, 72, of RD #1, Williamsport, a retired Presbyterian minister, died Monday, Nov. 30, in Divine Providence Hospital. Born at Niles Valley April 1, 1915, he was the son of Samuel F. and Rose Rockwell McInroy. He attended the former Mansfield State College, now Mansfield University, and was a graduate of Princeton Seminary, Princeton, NJ. The Rev. McInroy served as pastor of Bethel United Presbyterian Church, Bottle Run Road, RD#5, Williamsport, from September 1974 to September 1980, when he retired. He and his wife, the former Elizabeth Wise, celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary in April. Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, John W. of Austin, Texas, and Joseph H. of Helvetia, W. Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Rockwell Ann Scully of Bronson, Mich., and Mrs. Rebekah E. Steele of Dillsburg; a sister, Mrs. Eunice Kane of Wellsboro; and seven grandchildren. Calling hours for the family will be Thursday, Dec. 3, from 11 am to 12 noon at the Gedon Funeral Home, 2101 Northway Road, Williamsport. Funeral services will be held at the Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Road, Williamsport, at 1:30 pm Thursday, Dec. 3. The Rev. Harting, his pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Fairfield Township. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Lycoming County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 912 West Fourth St., Williamsport.
Dustin Jay McNett, 16, Canton, PA died Friday, December 29, 2000 while visiting family in Pine Valley, NY. Dusty was born June 8, 1984, the son of Wesley and Teresa (Campbell) McNett of Roaring Branch. He suffered from a progressive degenerative disease but lived life to the fullest measure. He was an eleventh grade honor student at Canton Area High School. In addition to his parents he is survived by a brother, Loren and a sister Amber, both of Roaring Branch; paternal grandfather, Stanley and Lavone McNett of Roaring Branch; paternal grandmother, Bertha Albrecht of Clyde, NY; maternal grandparents, Lyie Campbell of Himrod, NY and Shirley Campbell of Pine Valley, NY; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services were to be held January 5 (8:30 pm) at the Nelle Black Westgate Auditorium at the Canton Area High School with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and private interment. Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials in Dusty's name may be directed to the Make A Wish Foundation of NE PA, 480 Scott Street, suite 201, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
CLIFFORD D. MESSNER
Clifford D. Messner, 80, of Roaring Branch, RD 1, died at 9 am Saturday, January 3, 1981 in the emergency room in Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, following an extended illness. Born in Liberty Township, Tioga County, on January 24, 1900, he was a son of Martin A. and Clara Keefer Messner. Mr. Messner was a retired farmer. He was a member of East Point United Methodist Church and served as treasurer of the Old East Point Cemetery Association. He and his wife, the former Carrie Miller observed their 68th wedding anniversary, December 27th. Surviving, besides his wife are a son, Charles H., with whom they lived; a brother, B. Frank Messner of British Columbia, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Clyde DeShong, pastor of the Liberty United Methodist Charge, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1981)
Word has been received here of the death Friday, in Seaford, Del. of Max Milliren, formerly of Mansfield. Mr. Milliren, who was principal of the Seaford High School, was a mathematics teacher at Mansfield for 9 years, coming to the school here in September of 1948 and going to Seaford in 1957. Surviving are his wife, Rachel and twins, Patricia Milliren with the National Park Service and currently in post-graduate study in Chicago and Michael, a medical student at the University of North Carolina. Funeral services were held Monday in Salisbury, Md. Mr. Milliren would have been 61 years of age on April 9.
MARK ANTHONY MINOTTI
Mark Anthony Minotti, 20, of Midwest, Wyoming, formerly of Millerton, died unexpectedly on Oct. 16, 1987. He is survived by his parents, Frank Jr., and Susan (Toby) Minotti; a brother, Paul Minotti, all of Midwest; grandparents, Francis and Anna Toby of Millerton and Frank and Helen Minotti of Elmira, NY; and several aunts and uncles. There will be a Mark A. Minotti scholarship fund.
MITCHELL HARRY (Budd)
Age 75 of RD 2, Troy, PA, Friday, April 28, 1989 at home. Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be directed to Philadelphia Yearly Friends Peace Committee, 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, PA, 19102 or the charity of your choice. Survived by his wife, Florence Porter Mitchell of 56 years; sons, Nathaniel of Sunbury, PA and Stephen of San Francisco, CA; granddaughters, Selena and Maya Mitchell of San Francisco, CA and Carol Appleyard of Florida; niece, Mrs. Lewis (Mimi) Nichols of Troy, PA. He farmed Alparon Farms for 25 years and had an antique shop there for several years. He was a salesman for Van-Auken Mills Supply in Elmira for 25 years, member of Elklands Friends Meeting at Shunk, PA, attended Elmira Friends Meeting. He was a member of the Bradford Co. Historical Society, Muncy Historical Society, League of Women Voters, President of Troy Childrens Hour and member of Bradford Co. Peoples for Peace.
WILLIAM H. MITCHELL
William Herbert Mitchell, age 64, of RD 2, Mansfield, died Monday, January 1, 1973. Funeral services were held on Friday at 2 pm at Doylestown. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery, Forest Grove, Pa. He is survived by wife, Anna Mary Heston Mitchell; three sons, William J. of Gilbertsville, Pa., George S. Mitchell of Pottstown, Pa., Owen F. Mitchell of Royersford, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Shirley Swavely of Mansfield; five brothers, five sisters; and eight grandchildren. He was a member of the Pioneer Wranglers Riding Club of Mosherville, Pa. and the Trail Dusters Club of Canton, Pa.
MITCHLEY LANINGER, MILDRED MAE
Age 68 of Lawrenceville, Pa. formerly of Elmira. Monday, September 24, 1979 at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield, Pa. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral there Thursday at 1 pm. Rev. Wicker of Hornby, officiating. Burial in Ellington Cemetery. Survived by two sons, Raymond of Lawrenceville, Glenn of Lowman, three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Jessie) Evans of RD2 Ulster, Mrs. Arthur (Elsie) Tyler of Horseheads, Mrs. Redford (Ruth) Covey of Elmira. 20 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. She was born June 14, 1911 in Elamsport, Pa, the daughter of William & Esther Martz Mitchley. The widow of the late Walter Laninger.
MOLCAN Fred Jr.
Age 61, of 330 Watauga Ave., Corning, Friday, March 12, 1965. Body at Beilby Funeral Home, Corning. Calling hours: Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Prayer service there Monday at 8:30 am followed by Requiem High Mass at 9:15 am in St. Mary's Church. Recitation of the Rosary Sunday evening. Survived by wife, Evelyn Molcan; daughters, Mrs. Hugh Andrew of Lutherville, Md. and Mrs. Allan McGlaughlin of Dallas, Texas; son John Molcan of Wheaton, Md.; sister, Mrs. Anna Aug of Corning; six grandchildren. He was an employee of Corning Glass Works and a member of St. Mary's Church.
RICHARD H. MORAN
Richard H. (Spike) Moran, age 90 of Keating Summit died February 19, 1974 in the Warren Nursing Home following a long illness. Born September 21, 1883 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Michael and Alice Hill Moran. Mr. Moran was employed as a station agent for the Potato Creek Railroad and later the B&S Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1942 he was employed by the Pittsburgh-Corning Corp., Port Allegheny, and retired as a supervisor in 1955. Surviving in addition to his widow are a sister, Mrs. Helen Blumquist of Warren; and several nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held at the Switzer Funeral Home in Port Allegany on Saturday, February 23 with the Rev. Boles Liubauskas officiating. Burial was in St. Gabriel Cemetery at Port Allegany.
MORGAN CATHERINE - MRS. CATHERINE BACHMAN
Mrs. Catherine T. Morgan Bachman, widow of Martin Van Buren Bachman, of Washington, DC, and Horseheads, NY, died Nov. 12 at the home of her niece, Mrs. William A. Toby, in Lawrenceville. She had not been well during the past months, but had been seriously ill for the past month. She was born in Lindley, NY, Sept. 23, 1844, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Morgan. A sister, Mrs. Benjamin, and a brother, Colonel Samuel Morris Morgan, died a few years ago. Mrs. Bachman was a member of the Episcopal church. Her husband is buried in the Arlington National cemetery at Washington, DC, and three children who died in infancy are buried in Horseheads. She is survived by her niece, Mrs. Toby, and other nieces in Canada. The funeral was held Wednesday. Rev. Adelbert McGinnis, of Muncy, Pa., formerly rector of St. John's Episcopal church at Lawrenceville, and the present rector, Rev. H.H. Gilles, officiating; interment in the Morgan plot in the cemetery at Lindley. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, November, 21, 1928)
MRS. CATHERINE THEODOSIA MORGAN BACHMAN
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Theodosia Morgan Bachman, aged 83 years, who died at the home of her niece, Mrs. William A. Toby, was held Wednesday. Rev. Adelbert McGinnis of Muncy, formerly rector of St. John's church, of Lawrenceville, and Rev. H.H. Gillies officiating. Mrs. Harry B. Kelley, of Lawrenceville and Mrs. Mary Brundage Hunter, of Elmira, sang two hymns. The floral offerings attested the high regard in which Mrs. Bachman was held. The pallbearers were: Joseph T. King, Eugene B. Beaumont, Charles W. Carpenter and Carlos P. Darling, of Lawrenceville, and Joseph R. Oakden, of Lindley, and Alfred R. Mahby, of Corning. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1928)
DENNIS J. MORGAN
Dennis J. Morgan, 43, of Sayre and formerly of Troy, PA, died Saturday, February 29, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born January 7, 1949 in Troy, the son of James and Fay Tiller Morgan. Mr. Morgan was a 1966 graduate of Troy High School and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his parents, James and Fay Morgan; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Carol Morgan of Quincy, MI; Kelvin and Irene Morgan of Mansfield; Wayne and Sonya Morgan of Troy RD 1; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anita and Ozzie Osgood of Gillett; June and Jerry Peffer of Mainesburg, Mary and Gordon Decker of Wellsburg, NY and Elaine Morgan of Troy RD 1; maternal grandfather, Happy Tiller of the Bradford County Manor, RD 3, Troy; maternal grandmother, Gladys Tiller of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7 at 2:00 pm at the Austinville Union Church with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to Troy Music Department, c/o Cherilyn Ayres, RD 2, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, March 5, 1992)
William Keith Mosley, 72, former resident of Canton and Troy, PA died at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in Channing, MI. Born in Jackson, MI on May 7, 1930, he was the son of Vernie and Vanetta Mosley. Bill served his country during the Korean War by enlisting in the US Air Force. He relocated to the Canton area of Bradford County where he was employed as a heavy equipment operator with PennDOT. Bill was united in marriage to Betty Lou Tice-Putnam and together they lived for 22 years on Fallbrook Road in Troy prior to returning to his native Michigan. Bill was a former member of Canton Lodge No. 429 Loyal Order of the Moose and was a member of the American Legion Post in Lansing, MI. In addition to his wife Betty Lou, Bill is survived by sons William Keith Mosley Jr. of Michigan and David Keith Mosley of Denver, CO; daughters, Rosemary (Gordon) Campbell of Leroy, PA and Marianne (William) McFall Jr. of Athens, PA; stepsons, Leon William and June Putnam of Mansfield, Kevin Keith and Jackie Putnam, Kim LaRue and Chrissy Putnam, and Stephen Mark Putnam, all of Troy, PA; stepdaughters, Deborah and Dave Smith of Monroeton, PA, Belinda Sue Putnam and fiancee Joe Packard and Tina Louise and Tim Avants, all of Troy, PA; six grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; two brothers. Funeral services were held May 31 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and private interment.
MURPHY GLENNIE MAY MATHIS
Glennie May Mathis, 80, of Wellsboro died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at home. Born May 4, 1917, in Audubon, NJ, she was the daughter of Joseph G. and Veda Christman Murphy. She had lived in Wellsboro since 1989. She was a homemaker and enjoyed hand crafts. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Harvey W. Mathis; one daughter and son-in-law, Veda and Dr. James Drummond of Stockton, NJ; one son and daughter-in-law, Burton and Gale Mathis of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother, Raymond Murphy of Smyrna, Del.; one sister, Veda Bowsher of Drexel Hill; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 11 nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Burial will be made at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa, 18808. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)
MYERS ESTHER - MRS. ESTHER WHITNEY
Mrs. Esther Whitney, 74, of Geneseo, NY, died on July 6th at her home. She was the widow of C. Milford Whitney. Mrs. Whitney, long time sub- was born the daughter of the late John C. and Carrie Bathurst Myers of Stony Fork. She is survived by a daughter Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Eager of Geneseo with whom she resided. Services were held at the Geneseo Methodist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery at York, New York. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, July 29, 1971)
WARREN D. NASH
Warren D. Nash, 78, of Mainesburg, PA died at home January 13, 2001. He was born August 17, 1922 in Troy, PA, the son of Seward and Ada Covert Nash. Warren was a retired farmer and carpenter. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Eldon and Lorraine Nash of Mainesburg, PA and Garth and Bonnie Nash of Troy, PA; one grandson. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, the former Velma Benson, in December 2000 and a sister, Josephine Brown. Funeral services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield, PA January 16 with the Rev. Badon Brown officiating.
NINOMIYA Dr. Arthur S.
Dr. Arthur S. Ninomiya, 57, general surgeon and vice president of the Medical Staff at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, died suddenly early Thursday morning, April 8th at his home in Wellsboro. Dr. Ninomiya is survived by his wife, the former Delores Buckingham of Osceola and two children --- a son Arthur, Jr., and a daughter Misa Ann. He was an active member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. A native of Fowler, California, Dr. Ninomiya received his bachelor's degree at Fresno, California, State University and his M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine. He served his internship at Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown, and his residencies at Sacred Heart and at the Graduate Hospital, University of Pennsylvania. A fellowship at Hazelton Hospital, Hazelton, Pennsylvania, was followed by surgery staff positions at Hazelton Hospital and later at Blossburg State Hospital. He served as a surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1955. Postgraduate education in surgery included Cook County, Illinois. Graduate School of Medicine and the Scott & Whitney Clinic, University of Texas. Dr. Ninomiya was named to the courtesy medical staff at SSMH in 1957 and has served as a general surgeon on the active staff since February, 1973. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Society of Health, and the American College of Surgeons. He was a member of the Tioga County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Medical Society, the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, and the Central Pennsylvania chapter, American College of Surgeons. He was an active member of the Irem Temple Shrine at Dallas, Pennsylvania. The funeral will be private and there will be no visitation. There will be a memorial service at the United Methodist Church, Wellsboro, at a time and date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthur S. Ninomiya, M.D., Memorial Fund which has been established at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.
OCHAB Geraldine (Nichols) Age 66, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died after a long, courageous battle with cancer on Friday, April 14, 2006, at the Woods of Manatee Springs in Bradenton, FL, with her love John Woodbury by her side. She was born on October 28, 1939 in Elmira, NY to the late Bernard and Genevieve (Coats) Nichols. Geraldine was predeceased by her late husband, Charles Ochab in 1991. Survivors include her children, Dale E. Bailey of Mansfield, PA, Roxanne Mathews of NYC, and Bernard E. Bailey of Elmira; sisters and brothers, Joyce (John) Coolbaugh, Mary Nichols, Duane Nichols, Linda Nichols, all of Elmira, Bernadine Nichols of Bradford, PA, and Ralph (Mary) Nichols of Fort Meyers, FL; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Geraldine was a member of the American Legion, Eagles, VFW and DAV in Florida for the past several years. A Memorial Service for Geraldine will be announced at a later date
ORBANICK CELIA - MRS. CELIA GERDUS
Mrs. Celia Gerdus, of Rochester, formerly of Blossburg, died at the Genesee Hospital, after the explosion of a stove in her kitchen, which inflicted such serious wounds about the chest and neck that she was not expected to live more than a few hours after the accident. Surviving her death are her husband, Stanley Gerdus, two children; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Orbanick, who removed to Rochester about two years ago from Blossburg; two sisters, Mrs. Claude Lipinski, of Corning; Mrs. Anna Burleigh, Rochester; two brothers, Joseph Orbanick, Newberry and John Orbanick, Rochester. Mrs. Gerdus was well known in Blossburg, and had a large number of friends in that community. (The Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, June 21, 1928)
Rex Overacker, age 77, of Hartselle, AL died on Saturday, April 20, 2002 at Cullman Regional Medical Center, Alabama. Mr. Overacker was born on September 10, 1924 in Big Pond, PA, the son of George and Minerva (Wilcox) Overacker. Rex was the first retiree of General Electric in 1988 in Decatur, AL. He enjoyed woodworking and was avid gardener. Mr. Overacker is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joyce; sons, Gary Overacker of Fairport, NY and James Overacker of Troy, NY; a daughter, Carolan Long of Tampa, FL; sisters, Helen Gates of Estella, PA and Marie Shell, Paxinos, PA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA on May 4.
OVERTUF MARY RUTH "PINKY" KLEIN
Mary Ruth "Pinky" (Overturf) Klein, age 84, of Troy, PA and formerly of Punxsutawney and Pittsburgh, PA died on Monday, April 30, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. She was born on May 27, 1916 in Punxsutawney, PA, a daughter of the late Wright Ellis and Mary Jane (Irvin) Overturf. Mary Ruth was the widow of Earl Roy "E. Roy" Klein with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage until his passing in 1986. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Punxsutawney and attended the Frostburg Methodist Church. Mary Ruth was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a lifelong member of the Friends of the Library in Punxsutawney. Mary Ruth is survived by her son, Howard Klein of Sewickley, PA; daughters, Patricia Diane Klein Zujkowski of Springville, PA and Barbara Joan Klein of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Gary Paul Klein Rose of Indiana, PA Julie Alison Klein of Troy, PA, William J. and Joseph S. Zujkowski of Springville, PA; three great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Wright (Pat) Overturf of Punxsutawney, PA; several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by three brothers, a sister and two nephews. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions in Mary Ruth's name may be directed to the Salvation Army, the Punxsutawney Memorial Library or the First Methodist Church of Punxsutawney. (TGR, Thursday, May 3, 2001)
PACKARD LYDIA G. LAMBRINIDES
Lydia G. Lambrinides, age 68, of Adahamas, Milos, Greece, formerly of Penn Yan, NY and Covington, died June 1, 1975 in Piraeus, Greece. Body will arrive from Greece at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, where funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. She is survived by two brothers, Willard Packard, Mansfield, Calvin Packard of Covington; three sisters, Mrs. Manford (Lucinda) Brockway of Bessemer, Mrs. Carleton (Helen) Bell, Tioga RD 2, and Mrs. James (Dorothy) Croley, Sunriver, Ore.; several nieces and nephews. She and her husband owned and operated the Keuka Restaurant in Penn Yan, NY until their retirement about ten years ago. She was born Feb. 16, 1907 in Covington, daughter of Henry and Ellen Cogansparger Packard.
George Payne, aged 79 years, died Sept. 19, at the family home at Millerton, Pa., after an illness of over three years. Mr. Payne was a pioneer farmer of Jackson and a successful business man. He moved from his farm shortly after the death of his wife, Rachel Cunningham Payne, and had resided in Millerton since. He was a veteran of the civil war, serving with Co. B, 188th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was a member of Deming Post, G. A. R., and of the Millerton M. E. church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen Baldwin Payne; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Melhuish, of Montrose, Pa. and Mrs. J.B. Matthews, of Covington. The funeral was held Wednesday; burial in the Mitchell Mills cemetery, Rev. Mr. Guiles officiating. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 28, 1927)
PAUL Burdella J
MRS. BURDELLA HONEYWELL , 83, who had lived at the United Methodist Home, Laporte, for two weeks, died there Thursday, Aug. 13, 1987. She was formerly of Troy. Her husband, Lawrence R. Honeywell, died in 1963. Born March 23, 1904, at Hudson, Luzerne County, she was a daughter of William F. and Sarah Lanyon Paul. She retired in 1969 as an elementary teacher with the Plymouth school system in Luzerne County. Mrs. Honeywell was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Business and Professional Women's Club at Plymouth. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Ray, of Mansfield, and the Rev. William, of Nashua, NH.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Doll, in New Jersey; two brothers, Bill Paul, of Plymouth, and Melvin Paul, of Bradenton, Fla.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A private family memorial service was held Saturday at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township, Luzerne County. The Rev. Kenneth Kahn, her pastor, officiated.
Isaac Payne, an aged resident of Union township, died at the home of his nephew, Arthur Preston, Thursday, aged 78 years. He was a native of Coventry, England, and came to America when a young man. He worked for a number of years at mining at Morris Run, and since 1879 he had lived in Ward township. The funeral was held Saturday. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 28, 1927)
Round Top, Jan. 23,.--Mark G. Peake died early Sunday morning, after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife and one brother. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, January 24, 1929)
John Philips, of Morris Run, aged 31 years, died at the state hospital in Blossburg last Wednesday evening. He is survived by his widow, two children, his parents and several brothers and sisters. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)
ERIC W. PHILLIPS
Eric W. Phillips, 88, died March 26, 1992 at his home in Kenneth City, St. Petersburg, FL. He was the eldest son of Berdell and Rena Phillips who lived most of her lives in Bradford County. He was predeceased by two brothers, Preston and Tracey, of Troy. His sister, Priscilla Bender, survives him and lives in Treasure Island, FL. He graduated from Towanda High School. He was married to Viola Hinkley of Towanda. She predeceased him in 1970. Mr. Phillips was the printing instructor at the Hershey, PA Vocational High School for a total of 25 years. He spent 14 years in Minnesota and North Dakota where he managed several printing plants. Mr. Phillips is survived by his second wife, Elizabeth (Betty); six children; 27 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four stepsons. Memorial services are scheduled for St. Petersburg, FL and Lebanon, PA with interment to be at the Broadview Cemetery in Hershey. (TGR, Thursday, April 9, 1992)
NORRIS H. PHILLIPS
Norris H. Phillips, 83, of Bacon Street, formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday, June 5, 1973 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born June 19, 1889, in Wellsboro, a son of Dean and Edith Grosjean Phillips. He was a retired engineer. Mr. Phillips was a member of the St. Petersburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Dean, in Brazil, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Binghamton, N.Y. The Rev. William A. Snyder, pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiated.
POPE BERTHA (POPE) HOLTON
Mrs. Bertha (Pope) Holton, 95, of 1209 Bancroft Road, Elmira, NY, formerly of Jobs Corners, died Sunday, Jan. 17, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave C. Pope and James G. Holton. Surviving are nieces, Margaret Weis of Rochester, NY, Betty Gerard of Elmira, NY, Jean Whittle of Garden City, NY, and Helen Wozniak of Gray; a nephew, William Finch of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Florence Finch of Meadeville; step-daughters, Marjorie LaSeur of Horseheads, and Marguerite Crippen of Deland, Fla.; and long-time friend, Dorothy Baun of Cleveland, Ohio. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira today, Jan. 20, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 8:30 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. The Rev. Frederick Turner will officiate. Interment will be made in Hill Crest Cemetery, Clearfield.
William C. Poppleton, 75, of Galeton died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997, at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Born July 2, 1922, in Bradford, he was the son of Randall and Florence Bechtold Poppleton. Preceding him in death was his wife, Jorgine Greene, in 1992. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson of Coudersport; a brother-in-law, Leighton Greene of Galeton, several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home in Galeton. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)
KENNETH D. REESE
Kenneth Doyen Reese, 84, of Millerton RR 1 died Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at home. Born Sept. 17, 1913, in Covington, he was the son of John and Bertha Welch Reese. He retired from General Electric in 1975 after 30 years of service. Preceding him in death were his brother, Samuel Reese; and two sisters, Lillian Clarendon and Shirle Unger. Surviving are his wife, Belle B. Harris Reese; two sons, Kenneth E. Reese of Knox, NY, and John K. Reese of Millerton; three daughters, Kathryn Lowe of Elkland, Stella Sill of Ithaca, NY, and Maria Kelly of Dallas, Texas; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother and sister-in-law, Grant and Joyce Reese of Norwich, NY; one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Harry Sekella of Elmira, NY. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Mark Dailey, pastor of Horseheads Church of Christ, officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)
LAURA C. (POLLY) REHBEIN
Laura C. (Polly) Rehbein, age 74, of Mansfield, died Saturday, February 16, 1974 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday afternoon with Rev. William F. Emery, pastor of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial in the Glenn Dyberry Cemetery, Honesdale, Pa. Miss Rehbein was born Feb. 19, 1899 in Honesdale, Pa., a daughter of August J. and Laura Anna Smith Rehbein. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Nina R. Griswold, Pomona Park, Fla. She was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. She had been a bookkeeper at Mansfield State College for 35 years prior to her retirement in 1967. She was a graduate of Cortland State Teachers College and taught kindergarten in Olean, NY for 2 years. She graduated from the Elmira Business Institute in 1931 shortly before coming to Mansfield.
DALE B. ROBBINS
The funeral was held Sunday for Dale B. Robbins Sr., 43, of RD#2, Canton, who died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1987, apparently while working on a sanitary sewer line near Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Bradford County. He was born May 2, 1944, at Canton, a son of Theron and Frances Barrow Robbins. He was employed the last 15 years as a plumber for Schoonover Plumbing and Heating Inc. He was a Ward Township supervisor for four years. Mr. Robbins was a member of Canton Moose Lodge 429 where he was serving as a trustee and was a past governor. He also was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Morris Run. An army veteran, he was a member of the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post 49, Troy. Surviving, besides his mother, of Canton, are his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Robbins, of Jasper, Fla., are his wife, the former Joyce Connelly; a son, Dale B. Jr., and a stepdaughter, Laurie Bogart, both of Canton RD#2, Canton; a brother, Richard Robbins, in Virginia; a sister, Mrs. Michele Reese, of Ralston, and a half brother, Theron Robbins Jr., of Quantico, Va. A private family funeral was held Sunday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Troy. The Rev. Richard M. Barner, pastor of Ward United Methodist Church, officiated.
E.H. (ACE) ROBBINS, 77, of Canton City, CO, died December 19, 1991. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughter Carol Herron and son, Ralph, who reside in Canton City; five grandchildren and two great-grandsons; sisters, Lucile Bartlett of Enfield, CT and Mrs. James (Doris) Lyon of Troy, PA; brothers, Glen of Bakersfield, CA and Bud of Rochester, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Jessie Robbins, Sylvania, PA. (TGR, Thursday, January 9, 1992)
EDWIN W. ROBERTS
Edwin W. Roberts, formerly of Asaph, died last Thursday at the home of his brother, John Picton Roberts, in Little Marsh. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Little Marsh Methodist Church. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, January 21, 1943)
ROBINSON EDNA R. LOCEY
Edna R. Locey, 73, of 6700 102nd St., Pinellas Park, Florida, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1987, at Largo Medical Center Hospital. She was born in Knoxville, Tenn. She moved to Florida in 1984 from Middlebury Center. Survivors are a daughter, Betty L. Hobson of Largo, Fla.; a brother, Earl Robinson of Chattanooga, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Loris E. Locey of Middlebury Center, in 1982. American burial and cremation services were made in Dunedin, Fla.
Charles Root died Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. V.A. Borden, in Westfield, of heart disease. For the past 15 years Mr. Root had lived in Westfield, removing there from Addison, where he spent practically his whole life. He was born in Addison, 72 years ago, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Root. In 1879 Mr. Root married Agnes Wetenhall, who died in 1909. For 17 years, Mr. Root was a railway employee and later was a wood worker. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Addison. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Borden, he leaves one sister, Mrs. H.C. Hollis, of Tacoma, Wash. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1928)
ROSE ROLLAND SPENCER
Age 78 of Zephyrhills, FL, formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, October 6, 1982. Funeral Services by Richardson Funeral Home in Zephryhills with Rev. Steve Kearney officiating. Interment in Chapel Hill. He was born in Wellsboro, PA, October 15, 1903, the son of Roland D. Rose and Nettie A. Dartt. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Mr. Rose was a former machinist
ROTHERMEL MARY JANE PRETTYMAN
Mary Jane Prettyman, 59, of Williamsport, PA died
on Saturday, March 30, 2002. She was born in Hershey, PA on October 23, 1942 to Norman J. and Myrtle O. Watkin Rothermel. She graduated from Millersville University and taught in the Wilmington, DE school system, and at Son Shine Christian School in Canton. She was also a substitute teacher in the Towanda school district. Mary Jane was active in the Trinity Gospel Church in Williamsport and the Faith Baptist Church in Canton. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert C. Prettyman; a son, Brian A. of Yonkers, NY; daughters Amy (Lou) Quattrini of Sayre, PA, Mary Beth Prettyman of Johnstown, PA, Tammy (Kenneth) Carle of Fort Walton Beach, FL; her mother, Myrtle O. Rothermel of Palmyra, NY; two brothers; three grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Anna Prettyman of Wilmington, DE. Funeral services were held at the Trinity Gospel Church in Williamsport on April 3 with the Rev. Phil Lesko, Kenneth Sisson and John Prettyman officiating and interment to be in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport. Arrangements were under the direction of the Crouse Funeral Home in Williamsport. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Gospel Church or the a church or charity of your choice.
SAGINARIO GLORIA M. KETCHUM
Gloria M. Ketchum, 72, of Gillett, PA, died Thursday, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Gloria was born May 6, 1928, the daughter of the late Michael and Cecelia (Kennedy) Saginario. She is survived by her husband, A. Wayne Ketchum; son, Gary W. Ketchum of PA; daughter, Judy Ann Bissel of Horseheads, NY; sister Shirley Bridgeman of Horseheads, NY; seven grandchildren. Services will be private and at the convience of the family.
SEYMOUR JEANETTE KERR
Jeanette Kerr, 75, of Gillett, PA died Sunday, April 8, 2001 at Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. Jeanette was a former employee of Facet Industries in Elmira, NY. Jeanette is survived by her husband of 58 years, James R. Kerr; children, Kathleen (Vaughn) Harkness of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Raymond (Cindy) Kerr of Troy, PA; Mark (Bonnie) Kerr of Gillett, PA; Joan (Daniel) Andrews of Williamsburg, PA; Lisa (Greg) Garwood of Dunedin, FL; David (Lisa) Kerr of Gillett, PA; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene Seymour, Pete (Marie) Seymour, Phillip (Leaha) Seymour and her sisters, Betty (Arthur) Kerr and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held April 10 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association in Jeanette's name. (TGR, Thursday, April 12, 2001)
JANE F. SHANKER
Jane Shanker, 60, of Troy, PA died Saturday, January 13, 2001 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA following a brief illness. Jane was born on July 8, 1940 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Shanker. Jane had resided at Martha Lloyd Community Services since she was a small child. Jane loved to dance and sing and enjoyed wearing jewelry and a wide variety of hats. She will be greatly missed. There will be a memorial service at Martha Lloyd Community Services on Jan. 24 (1 pm) in the Allen F. Pierce Fitness Center. Donations may be made to the Martha Lloyd Special Fund, 190 Main St., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 2001)
George Shoemaker, 77, of Gillett RR 2, died Sunday, February 23, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born May 29, 1914 in Philadelphia, the son of Frank C. and Laura Seltzer Shoemaker. He was employed with the Exide Company in Philadelphia for many years. Mr. Shoemaker attended the Gillett and Fassett Baptist churches. He was a member of the Fassett Grange, South Creek Volunteer Fire Company and Waverly Moose. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the US Army. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Adeline Kaczka Shoemaker; children, Edward and Laura Shoemaker of Hatboro, PA; Laura and John Kerner of Oakford, PA; George and Esther Shoemaker of Hellertown, PA; Richard and Tracee Shoemaker of Warwick, PA; three grandchildren; brothers, Frank Shoemaker of Riverside, NJ and Wilford Shoemaker of Fairless Hills, PA; several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Shoemaker. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 26 (11 am) with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Memorials may be directed to the South Creek Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, February 27, 1992)
SIPE VIOLET R. STRAYER
Violet R. Strayer, 71, of RD# 4, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1987, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital after a month-long illness. She was the wife of Martin L. Strayer. They were former residents of Manheim. Born in York, she was the daughter of the late Elmer C. and Mary Bahn Sipe. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Manheim, and the auxiliary of the Gideon Society. She was also a member and past matron of the Order of the Amaranth in Manheim, and was an active member in the Lancaster General Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one son, Martin L. Strayer Jr. of Villa Park, Ca; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
CLYDE L. SMITH
Clyde L. Smith, of Dover, Pa., was killed in a one car accident just south of Mansfield early Sunday morning. Mansfield state police said Mr. Smith was pronounced dead on arrival at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Exact cause of death was not known, officials said. Police said Mr. Smith was traveling east on Rt. 660, two and a half miles south of Mansfield when his 1966 model sedan went off the south side of the highway and struck a culvert at 1:30 am. Police said the vehicle was demolished.
SMITH FIANNA S. BENSON
Fianna S. Benson, Williamsburg, VA, died Friday, March 23, 2001 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Benson owned and operated F. Benson and Associates Interior Design Shop for ten years and was the first woman to join the Homebuilders Association of Colorado Springs, CO. She continued to be a freelance decorator after retiring to Mexico Beach, FL. Fianna moved to Williamsburg five years ago. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Benson Middleton (Ross) and son Nathan, Toronto, Canada; sister, Mary Lou Fink (Joe) and three children, Harrisburg, PA; four nieces, extended family in Bradford County, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, George D. Benson; sister, Katherine S. Weibley. Memorial services were held April 11 at the Williamsburg Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Cailles officiating. Arrangements were directed by the Nelson Funeral Home in Williamsburg, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. (TGR, Thursday, April 12, 2001)
MILFORD WAYNE SMITH
Milford Wayne Smith of Jackson Township died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 36 years of age. He was an official member of the Jackson Center Methodist Church, Tioga Lodge F&AM 373 of Tioga, the Coudersport Consistory and the Mitchell-Mills Grange. He was also a technician for the Artificial Breeders Co-operative of Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, Louise and one son, Ronald, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Smith of Millerton; two brothers, Marion of Pine City and Donald of Elmira and several nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held in the family home on Friday, Aug. 7, 1953. Funeral services were held at 2 pm at the Jackson Center Methodist Church with the Rev. L.A. Guiles officiating.
WILLIAM A. SMITH
William A. Smith, aged about 45 years, general superintendent of the Titusville Iron Works Co., was almost instantly killed, and Charles Buchanan, aged 25, of Coudersport, was seriously injured when an automobile in which they were riding crashed into a tree at Centerville. Buchanan is in the Titusville hospital with a fractured skull. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1928)
Jacob Snyder died of pneumonia this morning, after a few days' illness. He leaves a wife and four small children, which makes the death a very sad one. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, October 30, 1918)
LESLIE "LES" SPENCER
Leslie "Les" Spencer Sr., 65, of Herricksville, PA died Friday, January 19, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born April 23, 1935, the son of Mildred and Donald Williams. After serving in the US Army until 1955 he was employed for a time at National Homes in Horseheads, NY. He was self-employed in the woodworking business and worked many years in the timber and logging industry with his son, Kevin Spencer. He is survived by his wife Doris, at home; nine children; three sisters and a brother, Richard and Martha Spencer Sr. of Troy, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Spencer. In honor of his wishes there will be a memorial service at the Herrickville Fire Hall January 27 at 1 pm. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 2001)
ROBERT C. SPENCER
Robert C. Spencer, aged 80 years, originator of the Spencerian method of penmanship, died last week in Milwaukee, Wis., where he had lived for many years. In his younger days he was connected with a commercial school in Buffalo. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)
WILLARD R. SPENCER Canton, PA, died May 7, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre at the age of 90. Born October 10, 1910 in Union Twp., Tioga County, PA he was the youngest of five sons in the family of Frank and Clara (Randall) Spencer. He was a life long farmer in Ogdensburg, PA and was a carpenter until retirement in 1987. Among construction achievements in our area were the Troy Veterinary Clinic and the dormitories at Mansfield University. He served on the board of the former Grange League Federation and later Agway and served on the Canton Area School Board for three terms. He was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. Willard is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Willard and Geraldine Spencer of Shavertown, PA and Erwin and Dianne Spencer of Ogdensburg; daughters, Carol Brown of Campbell, NY and Mary Alice Spencer of Troy, PA; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Martha Barrow Spencer, in 1993; grandson, Clinton Jay Spencer, in 1986; and brothers, Clarence, Elwyn, Jesse and Douglas. Funeral services were held May 12 at the Ogdensburg Church of Christ with the Rev. William Shepherd officiating and private interment. Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials in Willard's name may be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, RR 2, Box 276, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 2001)
John Stafford, aged 55 years, was struck by a car driven by Herman Cruttenden, of Corning, on the Painted Post-Addison highway at Gang Mills, about 7:45 o'clock Saturday evening, and died a few hours later at the Corning hospital as the result of a fractured skull. Cruttenden was proceeding west and did not see the pedestrian, being temporarily blinded by the lights of a car coming from the opposite direction. Stafford had been employed on highway construction work and boarded at the home of Frank Turner, of Gang Mills, near where the accident occurred. Accompanied by two other men, he started to cross the highway in front of the Brown home after coming home from a refreshment booth. The other two men stopped on seeing the car approaching and it is said they called to Stafford but the latter did not stop. He had nearly cleared the road when struck. He was thrown a considerable distance. Mr. Stafford was born December 14, 1873, in Lawrence, Tioga county, Pa. For the past two years he had roomed and boarded at the home of Mrs. Frank Towner, of Gang Mills. He had been employed on the repair gang of the New York State Highway Department. Surviving are two brothers, William Stafford and Wallace Stafford, of Lawrence. The funeral was held at Lawrence yesterday, Rev. Mr. Van Keuren, pastor of the Lawrenceville Methodist Episcopal church, officiating; burial in the Middaugh cemetery. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 28, 1927)
Steven Alvin Starkweather, 15 of 9054 Jeffery Road, Great Falls, Va. died Tuesday, Aug. 14, as the result of drowning in a neighbors pond. He was born in Wellsboro, son of Keith and Mable Starkweather, former residents of Wellsboro. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers, Donald, Joseph, Keith Jr, and Paul. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Starkweather of Wellsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Orear Harrington of Speed Well, Va. Funeral services were held Friday at the Money and King Funeral Home in Vinnia, Va. The interment in Flint Hill Cemetery, Oakton, Va. Those from Wellsboro attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Starkweather, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Starkweather and son Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Williammee, Mr. and Mrs. James Williammee, and Mr. and Mrs. David Fisher.
Word has been received of the death of Lillian Staub a former resident of Wellsboro. For many years she operated a Millinery and Ladies Wear Shop. Several years ago she moved to Hazelton, Pa. to reside at the Presbyterian Home there. She died Saturday, January 6, 1973. Funeral services were held January 8 at the Bachman and Rosenstock Funeral Home in Hazelton. Burial was in Newark, New Jersey.
James Stiles, 65, of 17 School St., Galeton, died suddenly Sunday, Nov. 26, 1989 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 28, 1924 in Elkland, he was the son of James and Mae Schaeffer Stiles. He was a retired plant foreman for Cooper Slide Corporation and was a veteran of US Army WWII. Surviving are his wife, Marge Stephens; sons, Wayne Stiles, of Owensboro, Ky., and James, of Painted Post, NY; daughters, Dawn Wench, of Corning, NY, Diane Rolling, of Athens, Ala., Nita Ammons, of Niagara Falls, NY, Betty Stiles of Galeton; brothers, Harold Stiles, of Sabinsville, Robert Stiles, of Westfield, and Henry Stiles, of Syracuse, NY; sisters, Mae Madsen, of Woodland Hills, Utah, June Mainus and Charlotte Burrous, both of Galeton; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Collins Funeral Home in Galeton Monday, Nov. 27. Services were held at the funeral home Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 1 pm. The Rev. John Prouty officiated. Burial was made at the Parker Hill Cemetery.
THEROLD H. STILES
Therold H. Stiles, 73, of Westfield, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 1995, at home. Born April 22, 1922 in Coudersport, he was the son of James and Mae Shaffer Stiles. Preceding him in death was his wife, Mildred, on Aug. 12, 1995. Surviving are three sons, Robert of Ulysses, Thomas and Stuart, both of Phoenix, Ariz; three daughters, Darlene Davenport of Knoxville, June Dodson of Harrison Valley and Betty Stiles of Williamsport; two sisters, June Mainus and Charlotte Burrous, both of Galeton; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial in Parker Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Brown Funeral Home, Galeton.
JAN B. STINER SR.
Jan B. Stiner, 33, of RD#1, Roaring Branch, died early Friday, Jan. 15, as a result of a fire at the Deer Xing Inn tavern, which he owned and operated for five years. Born April 20, 1954, at South Williamsport, he was the son of Leo F. and Marie A. Gephart Stiner. He was a 1973 graduate of Canton High School and had participated in football and wrestling. He was also a graduate of the Williamsport Area Community College in 1980. Mr. Stiner was a member of Lodge 397, F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre; Deer Xing Detachment, Marine Corps League, Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston; the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg; and Ralston Hunting Club and Wheel Inn Inc, Ralston. Surviving are his wife, the former Donna Rae Shoemaker; a daughter, Alane P, and a son, Jan B. Jr, both at home; and four brothers, Leo C. of Trout Run, Charles R. of Benson, Arizona, and Jack J. and Kim M, both of Canton. A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 18, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. The Rev. Charles Bailey, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Richard M. Barner, pastor of Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiated. Burial was made in Green Lawn Memorial Park, RD #1, Montgomery.
ALBERT L. STOCUM
Albert L. Slocum, 67, of Galeton RD 1, was killed at Galeton Saturday night when he was struck by a car while walking along Rt. 52018. Coudersport state police said Mr. Stocum was killed at 8 pm when he was hit by a car operated by George Aubel, 50, of York. Police said Aubel was traveling north and failed to observe Mr. Stocum who was walking south in the northbound lane. Dr. Grover A. Meikle, deputy Potter County coroner, pronounced Mr. Stocum dead at the scene. The body was removed to the Collins Funeral Home in Galeton.
STUART MILDRED M. STILES
Mildred M. Stiles, 73, of Westfield, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 1995, at home. Born February 8, 1922 in New Castle, she was the daughter of Charles and Edna Stuart. She was employed by Westfield Manufacturing and Galeton Production and attended the Peoples Church of Potter Brook. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Therold; three sons, Robert, of Ulysses, Thomas and Stuart, both of Phoenix, Ariz; three daughters, Darlene Davenport of Knoxville, June Dodson of Harrison Valley and Betty Stiles of Williamsport; a sister, Elda Korea of Fla; two sisters-in-law, June Mainus and Charlotte Burrows, both of Galeton; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 1 pm to 2 pm. Services will be held there following calling hours. The Rev. Ed Howery will officiate. Burial will be made at Parker Hill Cemetery.
LEE G. SURDMAN
Lee G. Surdman, 71, of 74 Clinton St., Galeton, died Friday, Dec. 18, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born April 21, 1916, in Jackson Summit, he was the son of Gordon and Fay Wood Surdam. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Steadman; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Doud of Galeton, Mrs. Fay Hooker of Rochester, NY; three sons, Thomas G. Surdam of Galeton, Gordon R. Surdam of Chester, Texas, Richard A. Surdam of Mesa, Ariz; one brother, Harry Surdam of Salamanca, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Minerva Chamberlin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Rose Amacker of Wellsboro, Mrs. Catherine Zeafla of Liberty, Mrs. Shirley Losey of Galeton; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 21, at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton. The Rev. Gary Bumbarger officiated. Burial was made in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.
SWOBODA THERESA N. JONES
Theresa N. Jones, 92, of Troy, PA and formerly of Plains Twp., died Sunday, April 29, 2001 at Troy Community Hospital. Born in Plains, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louis Schmidel Swoboda. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Plains. Surviving are her daughter, Theresa Sheridan; son-in-law, Joseph Sheridan of Troy, PA; a granddaughter, Melissa Weakland and her husband, Jeff Weakland of York, PA; great-grandson, Alexander Joseph Weakland; sister, Betty Brader of Wilkes-Barre, PA; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband John, in 1985; a brother and four sisters. Funeral services were held May 2 at Sacred Heart Church in Plains with a Mass of Christian Burial (10 am) with interment to be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover, PA. Arrangements were by the Concoran Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John Street, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, May 3, 2001)
TIERNEY REBECCA T. TAIT
Rebecca T. Tait, 83, of Wellsboro, formerly of Williamstown, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 17, 1914, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Milton and Sadie Biddle Ely Tierney. She had resided in Wellsboro since 1970. She was a homemaker and retired electronics supervisor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Joseph W. Tait; one daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Frank Modziarowski of Philadelphia; one sister, Lela Fiorillo of Philadelphia; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Dec.2, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. John McNassor officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)
VANAUKEN - MRS. LEWIS DAGGETT
Mrs. Lewis Daggett died unexpectedly at the family home at Daggett, Pa., last Tuesday afternoon, after a brief illness. The decedent had spent the greater part of her life in Daggett, Pa. She is survived by her husband, Lewis Daggett; four daughters, Mrs. Philip Wilson, of Elmira Heights; Mrs. Ray Ayers, of Elmira; Mrs. Grover Shieve, of Daggett; Mrs. Wayne Webster, of Springville, Pa.; one son, Lewis L. Daggett, of Daggett, and seven grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. N.H. Kimball, of Elmira; Mrs. George W. Clark, of Pine City; Mrs. Henry Shieve, of Elmira; Mrs. Louise Wilson, of Danbury, Conn.; two brothers, Liz and Frank Van Auken, of Bay City, Mich. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, July 22, 1925)
Van DYNE - MABEL Van Dyne LUNDGREN
Mabel Van Dyne Lundgren, 90, died December 7, 2000. Mabel lived in Troy for many years and was very well known among young and old as well. She will be deeply missed by everyone here in Troy. Survivors include sons, Bruce Lundgren and his wife of Queensbury and Andrew Lundgren and his wife of Westbrook, CT. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Thor Lundgren, in 1985, and her son, Benjamin, in 1957.
Leland Vosburg, 64, of Dundee, NY and formerly of East Smithfield, PA died Thursday, February 13, 1992. He was a son of James and Louise Vosburg and graduated from East Smithfield High School. He is survived by sister, Wanita Barrett of Troy; brothers, Karl William Vosburg of Oyster Bay, NY and Vern Vosburg of East Smithfield. Funeral services were held at the Baird Funeral Home in Dundee, NY on February 17 with burial to be in Bath Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 20, 1992)
WARD – Mrs. Kathleen W. Canfield, (SRGP 08632) 75, wife of Lewis F. Canfield, of 380 Girio Terrace, South Williamsport, died at 6 AM today, Saturday, Oct. 7, 1989, in Divine Providence Hospital. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter at Troy. Mrs. Canfield was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. Born Sept 7, 1914, at Berrytown, Bradford County, she was a daughter of Milton and Laura Whipple Ward. Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Dunbar of Jonesboro, Ark., Mrs. Kay Lyman of Columbia Cross Roads, and Mrs. Cheryl Smith of South Williamsport; a son, Dan of Towanda; a brother, Kenneth Ward of Gillett; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Noll’s,1 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport.
WARTERS Elmer E.
Elmer E. Warters, 93, of 78 Seneca St. Hornell, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Monday, Feb 14, 1955. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Stella Over and Mrs. Lora Boyce, both of Hornell, Mrs. Mildred Boyce of Wilkes-Barre; sons, Herman Warters of Canisteo, Lawrence of Bath; sister, Mrs. Clara Maynard of Lyons, NY; brother, Willard Waters of Elmira; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held today at Crandall and Crandall Funeral Home, Hornell, the Rev. Carlyle Smith officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canisteo.
WATSON EVELYN E FENNER
The Corning Leader - Evelyn E. Fenner
Bath - Evelyn E. Fenner, 77, of 6678 Roosevelt Ave. Bath, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Ira Davenport Hospital. She was a retired Marriott Corp. employee. Survivors include her husband Harold R. Fenner of Bath; four daughters, Nancy Wheeler of Covington, Pa., Carol Putman of Bath, Gloria Cunningham of Thomaston, Maine, Brenda Bannister of Elmira Heights; two sons, David Fenner of Maiden, N.C., Donald Fenner of Sophia, N. C.; four sisters, Jeannette Leslie of Canandaigua, Esther Spencer of Collinsville, Ill., Delores O'Brian of Inverness, Fla., Geraldine Ling of Cowanesque, Pa.; four brothers, Kenneth Watson of Campbell, Eddie Watson of Iroquois, Ill., James Watson of Cowanesque, Pa., Thomas Watson of Texas. Calling hours are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Flint Funeral Home. Services will be held there at 1 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Ronald Huckabone officiating. Burial will be in the Goodsell Cemetery, Hornby.
WEBSTER, Roswell W.
Corning--Roswell W. Webster, 64, of 297 E. Second St., an employe of Corning Glass Works for 49 years, died at Corning Hospital Tuesday night following a short illness. A native of Antrim, Mr. Webster was a department foreman in A Factory at the time of his death.
Word was received here Thursday of the death of Bert West, of Crookedcreek, at Clermont, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. West went to Florida two months ago. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 6, 1927)
RAYMOND C. WHITE JR.
Raymond C. White Jr., 75, of Elmira, NY, Southside, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1991 at home. He and his wife were former proprietors of Barret and Bowes Florist for over 20 years. Surviving are his wife, Ruth A. White, one son, Robert D. White of Van Etten, NY, two daughters, Martha Lee Rice of Millerton, Corrine R.W. Malone of Elmira; sister, Esther (Betty) Cummings of Tioga, and 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends were invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, Thursday, Sept. 5. Funeral services were held there at the conclusion of calling hours on Thursday. The Rev. Russel Hartley officiated. Interment was in a private family cemetery at Tower Hill. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 11, 1991)
WHITE ROSE HAEFLE
Rose Haefle, 92, Troy, PA, formerly of Hackettstown, NJ, died on Saturday, January 20, 2001 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born on November 8, 1908 in Deerfield, MA, a daughter of the late William F. and Ellen (Johnson) White. Rose was a member of the Wheel Inn Club and the oldest member of the Corey Creek Golf Club. She is survived by her sons, Douglas L. (Joan) Haefle of Lincoln, NE and Peter B. Haefle of Novi, MI; daughter Joan Haefle of Clementon, NJ; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother and a sister. Rose is predeceased by her husband, Leigh W. Haefle, in 1983; a sister and three brothers. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 25 with calling hours from 2 to 3 and the funeral service following. The Rev. Garry Zuber will be officiating and interment will be in the Old Deerfield Cemetery, Deerfield, MA. Memorials in Mrs. Haefle's name may be directed to a charity of one's choice. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 2001)
WILLIAMS Janet L - PRESTON Janet L. A long time resident of the Gillett, PA community died at Robert Packer Hospital, Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006 at the age of 76. Born in Corning, NY, Janet was the daughter of Elli & Margaret Becker Williams. Janet retired from Paper Magic, Troy, PA after 30 years of dedicated service. Her many interests included hunting, gardening and caring for her family. She was the loving wife and companion for sixty years to Edward Preston, Gillett; a caring mother to their children, Nelson & Georgia Preston, Sanford, FL; Carl & Faith Preston, Millerton, PA; and Michael Preston, Mansfield, PA; sisters, JoAnne & Richard Tice, Sylvania, PA; Bertha & Harley Fry, Muncy, PA; a brother, Robert & Connie Williams, Troy, PA; along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a community of friends. In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by her two daughters, Marsha Elaine Preston and Margaret Becker Preston and her son, Edwin Preston. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday April 30, 2006 between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Graveside services will take place Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the Baptist Hill Cemetery, Mosherville, PA.
RICHARD D. WILLIAMS
Richard David Williams, 78, died January 17, 1992 in a Rolla, Missouri Hospital of a heart attack. He was born in Canton, PA on December 23, 1913 to Edwin and Jessie (Sechrist) Williams. He was a member of the Elks Club in Williamsport, Azusa, CA and St. Clair, MO for fifty years or more. He was a graduate of Canton High School. Mr. Williams was an machinist and tool and die maker for Belmar Manufacturing in Canton, Troy Engine Works, and in California for three different companies. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by a sister, Shirley (Williams) Morgan of Ruskin, FL and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Byron, Kenneth, Carroll and Leroy and sister Martha. The Fox Funeral Home in Licking, Missouri was in charge of the arrangements. (TGR, Thursday, February 6, 1992)
Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Gerow and Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Howland, Mr. Mrs. Max Gerow, Mr. and Mrs. C. Gerow on Sunday attended the funeral of Ernest Wilson of Corning, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mark Coveney, of Mansfield, RD. Mr. L.C. Gerow and Mrs. Howland were sisters of Mr. Wilson, and Max and Clare Gerow were nephews. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 1929)
Frank H. Wilson, age 64 years, of Delmar, was found dead in the milk house adjacent to his dwelling about 6:30 Monday evening. Dr. W.F. White found death due to Angina Pectoris. Mr. Wilson left the house in apparently sound condition to perform certain duties at the milk house. When he did not return for a greater length of time than should have ordinarily elapsed, Mrs. Wilson went to look for him. She found her husband dead, seated upright in the building. Mr. Wilson was born August 30, 1863, in Delmar, the son of Ira and Mary Jane Nobles Wilson. He was well known and respected among the farmers of his region. His death is a distinct loss to the community. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. George Weissen officiating; burial in Middle Ridge cemetery. (The Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, June 21, 1928)
WINDER FAYE E - MRS. FAYE E. ROOT
Mrs. Faye E. Root, 74, of Morris, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 1973, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Homer W. Root. Mrs. Root was a member of the Morris Run Methodist Church. Born Feb. 28, 1898, at Morris, she was a daughter of Charles W. and Hanna Moyer Winder. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald LaBarr of Morris; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Cannon, of Rochester, NY; two brothers, Forrest Winder, of Morris, and the Rev. Edward V. Winder, of Florrisant, Mo., and one granddaughter. The funeral was held Tuesday at Spink's, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Steam Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Perry R. Shoemaker, her pastor, officiated.
WOOD CARRIE - MRS. CARRIE WOOD JAMES
Mrs. Carrie Wood James, wife of Oscar James, died at her home in Roseville, April 10, after a five months' illness of heart disease. She was the daughter of Aaron and Kathryn Wood and twin of Solomon Wood. She was the last member of her father's family. She was 70 years old and with the exception of two years her entire life was passed in Rutland. Mr. and Mrs. James celebrated their golden wedding last July. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas J.White and Mrs. John N. Wilcox, and one son, Roy James, all of Rutland. The funeral services were held at the Roseville M.E. church . Rev. Freas Hess, pastor, officiating. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 28, 1920)
MEREDITH W. YAHN
Meredith W. Yahn, 74, of RD#2, Howard, died Saturday, Nov. 14, in Lock Haven Hospital as the result of injuries suffered in an auto accident. Born March 17, 1913, at Wellsboro, he was the son of Herman and Blanche Warriner Yahn. Formerly of Woodward Township, he was a Clinton County supervisor for 18 years. He retired from Hammermill Paper Company in 1976. His wife, the former Frances James, died May 8, 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marcia Probst of RD#1, Lock Haven; two sons, James of Lock Haven and Wayne of Erie; a sister, Mrs. Helen L. Womer of Philipsburg; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Helt Funeral Home, Lock Haven. The Rev. Russell L. Looker, pastor of Great Island Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was made in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
JOHN F. ZENGERLE
John F. Zengerle, 68, of 1 Railroad Ave., Galeton, died Saturday, April 9, 1988, at the Buffalo VA Hospital, Buffalo, NY, after an extended illness. Born in Galeton, October 6, 1919, he was the son of John and Anna Bosek Zengerle. He was a member of St. Bibiana's Church, a Past Grand Knight of Council #693 Knights of Columbus, and Galeton Moose Lodge #826. As a World War II US Army veteran, he was also a member of the Galeton VFW. He was co-owner of Zengerle's Market in Galeton. Surviving are brothers, Raymond of Galeton and Leo of Rochester, NY; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Helen) Hoffman of York; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held Tuesday, April 12, in St. Bibiana's Church. The Rev. Patrick Healy officiated. Burial was made in West Hill Cemetery. The family provided flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the charity of one's choice.
JOHN C. ZIMMERMAN
John Charles Zimmerman, 91, Bailey's Corners, Granville Summit, PA died Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at home. Mr. Zimmerman was born April 20, 1909 in Buck's County, PA on a farm which once belonged to the family of Ulysses S. Grant to William and Martha (Apker) Zimmerman. He was a flight instructor in World War II and then worked as a machinist in Jenkintown, PA until his retirement in 1974 when he moved to Granville Township. John is survived by his son, John C. Zimmerman Jr. of Guymon, OK; daughters, Elizabeth Woellmer of Bailey Corners, Granville, PA and Marti (Eugene) Lee of Harrisburg, PA; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; brothers, William and Edward and sister, Rose Stinson. Private services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with interment in Sunset Memorial Park, Southampton, Bucks County, PA.
? MRS. RHODA BURDICK GROVER
Mrs. Rhoda Burdick Grover died November 11, at Coudersport, Pa., RD 3. Mrs. Grover was born March 25, 1865. She was twice married, her first husband being Benjamin Burdick, who died January 25, 1912. To them were born five children, Alvin Burdick of Elkland; Justin Burdick, of Painted Post; Peter, of Elkland, and Mrs. Grace Cover, of Little Marsh, and Mrs. Lottie Grist, of Elkland. In 1923 she was married to Amos Grover, who survives. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1928)
? ENID K. HUSTED
Enid K. Husted, formerly of Canton, PA died April 12, 2002 in Fort Pierce, FL. She was 80 years old. Enid was born in Clearfield, PA but spent much of her life in Mansfield, PA. She later served with her husband in a pastoral capacity at the First Baptist Church in Canton. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Benjamin Husted, at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Linda Husted of Binghamton, NY, Ronald and Sally Husted of Holly, MI and Eric and Judy Husted of Ulster, PA; a brother, Clemens Kramer of Fort Pierce, FL; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Natalie K. Morrison. A memorial service was held April 20 at the Northside Christian Fellowship in Fort Pierce. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Inc., 805 Virginia Ave., Suite 15, Ft. Pierce, FL 34982.
? GLADYS Avery KLEINER
Gladys Avery Kleiner, 66, of Vineland, NJ and formerly of Daggett, PA died March 26, 1992 at her home. She is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Marion and William Avery and Betty and Don Wright; sister-in-law, Margaret Thorpe; brothers and sisters-in-law, Daryl and Carolyn and Delos and Ethel; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were to be held April 11 (2 pm) at the Daggett Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. (TGR, Thursday, April 9, 1992)
? KOSTY, Catherine C.
Age 62, of Beaver Dams RD 1. Saturday, May 1, 1965. Body at Beilby Funeral Home. Calling hours: Sunday 7 to 9 and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Prayer service Tuesday at 9:30 am followed by Requiem Mass at 10 am in St. Mary's Church, Corning. Recitation of the Rosary Monday evening. Survived by son, Henry J. Kosty of Beaver Dams RD 1; sister, Mrs. George Wingate of Campbell RD 1; step father, Charles Cook of Corning; four grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Corning.
? MRS. BEATRICE I. LASHLEY
Mrs. Beatrice I. Lashley, age 79, of Mansfield, RD 2, died Monday, December 18, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Prayer services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home (formerly Shaw and Robena Funeral Home), Mansfield. The body was sent to Bridgetown Barbados, West Indies for funeral and burial. Survived by sons, Sydney of Winnepeg, Manitoba, Aubrey of Brampton, Ontario; four daughters, Mrs. W.R. Tempro of Barbados, West Indies, Mrs. Cesar Lyon of Trinidad, West Indies, Mrs. Carlos Lyon of Trinidad, Mrs. John Wise of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother and three sisters.
? MRS. BESSIE B. LEAF
Mrs. Bessie B. Leaf, 80, mother of Mrs. William Wilkinson of Wellsboro and widow of Douglass Leaf of Shillington, Pa died on February 18th at the Hassler Nursing Home where she had been in failing health for over a year. She was born March 14, 1892. Funeral services were held on February 22nd at the First Presbyterian Church in Reading with Dr. Richard N. Stroman, pastor of the Reading Church and Rev. Kenneth T. Cosbey of Douglassville officiating. Burial was in St. Gabriel's Church Cemetery at Douglassville. Other survivors are a son, Douglass Leaf Jr., six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson and their two children, Rick and Ruth Ann attended the funeral services and burial.
? LESTER Mary Ann Age 82, formerly of Elmira, NY, passed peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Steuben County Nursing Facility. A lifelong resident of Elmira, Mary Ann was born August 2, 1924 to the late Anthony and Philomena Fierro, and later married her husband of many years, the late John Lester who predeceased her. She was baptized and went to school for many years at St. Anthony's and worked as an Elmira School District Bus Driver for 15 years before retiring. Mary Ann enjoyed cooking, camping, traveling and spent many hours gardening, but her strongest love was for her family whom she cared for very much. Mary Ann is survived by daughter, Donna (Alfred) Kingsley of Tubac, AZ; sons, John (Maureen) Lester of Horseheads, NY, Daniel (Janice) Lester of Hammondsport, NY, Robert Lester of Elmira, NY and Rene Lester of Hornell, NY; as well as several extended family members. It was Mary Ann's wish for services to remain private and at the convenience of her family.
? MRS. FLORENCE E LIETKA
Mrs. Florence E. Lietka, 83, formerly of 28 W. Water Street in Wellsboro died Thursday at Westfield. She was the widow of the Rev. George Lietka. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro and is survived by a son, John Roberts of Elmira Heights, NY.; a daughter, Mrs. Lola Goss of Erie; a step-son, Donald Lietka of Buffalo; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Fannie Faivre and Miss Doris Lietka of Wellsboro; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Brasser officiating.
? LUDLAM, Mrs. Lola
Age 80, of 63 Fellows Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. Wednesday, February 8, 1967. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Friday at 2 pm. The Rev. John V. Wiberg. Wellsboro, PA Cemetary. Survived by three daughters Mrs. Iva Williams and Mrs. Doris Woolsey of Wellsboro and Mrs. Verna Schell of Bloomsburg, PA.; two granddaughters Linda and Karen of Wellsboro.
? MARGUERITE MARSHALL
Marguerite E. Marshall, 75, of Elmira, NY, died Monday, April 14, 1997, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Preceding her in death was her husband, Pat Marshall, in 1972, and a son, Howard, in 1993. Surviving are five daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and William Russell of Elmira, Kathryn and Daryl Dewitt of Covington, Mary Kay and Alton Waters of Van Etten, NY, Ellen and Dennis Heatwole of Wellsboro, and Sandra and Ronald Stokes of Erin, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and June Marshall of Florida; a sister, Doris Holleran of Wellsboro; a daughter-in-law, Dale Marshall of Elmira; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 16, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday, immediately following the calling hours. Burial will be made in the Covington Cemetery at the convenience of the family. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1997)
? MRS. SARAH MASON
Mrs. Sarah Mason, aged 73 years, died Thursday at 1:50 pm at her home at Austinville, Pa. She is survived by two sons, George and Carl, at home; one daughter, Mrs. M.G. Ameigh, and three grandchildren, Bernice, Beatrice and James Ameigh, all of Judson Hill; one sister, Mrs. Belle Drake, of Elmira. The funeral was held Saturday, Rev. Orrey Crippen, of the Tioga Baptist church, officiating; burial in Posley cemetery. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1928)
? MRS. LAURA B. MILLER
Mrs. Laura B. Miller, 83, widow of the late Perle H. Miller, died in Sanford, Florida, Thursday, November 16, 1972. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were owners of the Ansonia Inn and General Store at Ansonia for many years. Then they opened the Malt Cup at Wellsboro. For the last twenty years Mrs. Miller has run the Miller Motel in Longwood, Florida. Mr. Miller died in September 1960. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gwendolen Cowan of Longwood, Florida; one granddaughter and two great grandchildren. Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford, Florida, was in charge of burial arrangements.
? MRS. RALPH A. RUPERT
Mrs. Mabel A. Rupert, 76, wife of Ralph A. Rupert of South Williamsport, died at 11:20 am Saturday, March 4, 1972, in Ideal Hospital, Endicott, NY. She was visiting a granddaughter in Endicott, when she became ill. She was born September 8, 1895, a daughter of James and Ellen Kennedy Lord. Mrs. Rupert was a member of the Church of the Savior, Lutheran. The Ruperts will be well remembered in Wellsboro where they made their home for many years and raised their two daughters. Mrs. Rupert served as manager of the former Harrington Ice Cream Plant and later served as Tax Assessor in Tioga County. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Doris Deuel, of Vestal, NY, and Mrs. Helen Deuel, of Corning, NY, and three grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday in Wildwood Cemetery.
? CAROLYN E. SMITH
Carolyn E. Smith, 70, of Pine City, NY died January 12, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Hail; granddaughter, Jenna Sylvan Dickerson; brother and sister-in-law, George and Elaine Horton, Troy, PA. The family will honor her request that there be no calling hours or funeral. She has donated her remains to science. (TGR, Thursday, January 23, 1992)
? MRS. KATHERINE STATHIS
Mrs. Katherine Stathis, age 73, of Wellsboro, died Monday, July 16, 1973. Funeral Services were held Wednesday morning at 9:30 am at the Tussey Funeral Home. Father Saterious Lytras of the Greek Orthodox Church of Elmira officiated. Contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church Annunication of Rochester. She is survived by husband, Nicholas Stathis of Wellsboro; one son, Anthony Stathis of Webster, NY; sister, Mrs. John Branditsas of Greece; one grandson, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stathis was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and American Legion Auxiliary. For many years Mrs. Stathis and her husband conducted a restaurant business in Wellsboro.
? KATHARINE S. WEIBLEY
Katharine S. Weibley died Saturday, December 23, 2000 at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Williamsburg, VA. Before moving to Williamsburg four years ago, Mrs. Weibley was a member of Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsburg, PA for more than 50 years. Mrs. Weibley attended Williamsburg United Methodist Church and Kingsmill Chapel. She is survived by her sisters, Fianna S. Benson, Williamsburg, VA and Mary Lou Fink and husband Joe of Harrisburg, PA; daughters, Sondra W. Morton and Susan W. Adey of Williamsburg; grandson, Hunter M. (Debra) Morgan of St. Helena, CA; granddaughter Catigan Adey Hedican, husband Sean and great-grandson Schuyler of Iowa City, IA; and extended family in Bradford County, PA. A local memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were by the Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Contributions may be made to a charitable organization of choice.