Bradford County Memorial Park,
Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
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Age 75, of Thompson Hill Road, Gillett, PA died Friday, October 3, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. Duane's service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 9, 2008, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Duane was born August 23, 1933 in Burlington Township, PA, son of the late Melden C. and Lucille A. Darrow Bodine. He was married to the Katherine Stilson on December 26, 1986. Duane was retired following 39 years of service from Kennedy Valve where he worked as a machinist. He was a member of the Ridgebury Sportsman Club. His other interests included hunting and NASCAR racing especially following Geoff Bodine. Survivors include his wife Katherine A. Bodine of Ridgebury, PA, a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and John Tubolino of Norwich, NY, a sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and Richard Patton of Athens, PA, sister and brothers-in-laws, Velda Guiles of Waverly, NY, Donna and Phil Johnson of Elmira, NY, Leo Stilson of Corning, NY, Kenneth Mills of Elmira, NY, three grandchildren, thirteen nieces and nephews and many cousins. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/5/2008
BODINE, MELDEN C., Services for Meldon C. Bodine, 80, Columbia Cross Roads, were held Jan. 26, at Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. William Barnes officiating. Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park. Mr. Bodine died Jan 23, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 21, 1903 in Big Flats, NY, son of Bert and Emma Robinson Bodine. He was a farmer in East Smithfield and then employed with Horseheads Industrial Center for 22 years. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Lucile Darrow Bodine; son Duane of Columbia Cross Roads; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Mills of Elmira, Mrs. William (Betty) Swingle of Pine Grove, PA and Ms. Marlene Covey of Sayre; sisters, Mrs. Harold (Gladys) Rice, Mildred Bodine and Mrs. Harold (Louise) Wheatly, all of Wilmington, DE and Mrs. Joseph (Vivian) Ryan of Elmira; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. (TGR Feb.2, 1984)
BODINE - MILLS, Shirley Ann (Bodine)
73, of Southport, NY, died on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Kenneth R. Mills, who she married on July 18, 1953. The couple had 54 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Shirley's life will be held after the visitation at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. William Lusk, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Shirley was born on November 30, 1934 in Burlington, PA. She was the daughter of the late Meldon and Lucille (Darrow) Bodine. She worked for the Artistic Card Company and later for Westinghouse in their Television Assembly Division. Shirley was Methodist by faith. To Shirley, family was everything. Her family includes her husband, Ken; her son, Daniel Richard (Karen) Mills of Alpine, NY; her daughters, Laurie Ann (Larry) Daigneau of Syracuse, NY, and Julie May (Paul) Berman of Elmira, NY; her grandchildren, Courtney and Corey Mills, Matthew Madorsky, Olivia, Elena and Aaron Daigneau, Sarah and Maxwell Berman; her brother, Duane (Kathy) Bodine of Bentley Creek, PA; her sisters, Marlene (Dick) Patton of Athens, PA and Betty (Bill) Swingle of Pine Grove, PA; her aunt, Louise Wheatley of Willington, DE; along with several nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her infant son, David Wayne Mills, who died in 1958; and her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Mills, who died in 1999. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Shirley's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the S.P.C.A. of Chemung County, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933 or to the charity of one's own choosing. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/28/2008.
JOSEPH A. BOGUTSKI, 90, of Athens, PA passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Towanda Skilled Unit following an extended illness. He was born on December 14, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre, PA the son of the late William and Anna Yonkoski Bogutski. Joseph was a Veteran of the US Navy. He was employed with the Ingersoll Rand, Athens for 30 years before retiring. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Joseph was a member of the American Legion, VFW Post #1536, and the National Rifle Association. He is predeceased by his wife Sharlene M. Kindred Bogutski, son Tommy Bogutski, and sister Pearl Hadala. Joseph is survived by his daughter Barbara Bean of Athens, PA, grandchildren Cindy Spezialetti of Waverly, NY, David Bean of Athens, PA, and Brian and Mary Bean of Athens, PA, great-grandchildren Alicia Spezialetti of Fairfax, VA, Dominic Spezialetti of Waverly, NY, Chad and Samantha Bean of Lemoore, CA, and Tonya Bean of Fort Stewart, GA, great-great granddaughter Lauren Bean of Lemoore, CA, brothers: Charles Bogutski of Crockett, TX and William Bogutski of Swoyerville, PA and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call on Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 12pm-1pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 1pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Joseph's memory to: Penn York Opportunities, 101 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Notice, Carol Brotzman
BOGUTSKI Sharlene M
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear……..Our hearts were broken on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, with the passing of our wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Sharlene M. Bogutski, 88, of Athens, at Ashton Healthcare Facility. She was born on Jan. 5, 1924 in Whitehaven, the daughter of the late Thomas and Veronica Ziminski Kindred. Sharlene enjoyed cooking, especially making pirogies, crocheting, and telling cute stories. She was one of the founding members of Penn York Opportunities, a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Altar & Rosary Society, and Legion of Mary, and taught Catechism Classes. Sharlene loved spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her dearly beloved son Tommy, brother Robert "Bucky", sister Marie, twin brothers Melvin and Marvin, and brother Ronnie. Sharlene is survived by her husband of 58 years Joseph at home; daughter Barbara (Bob) Bean of Athens; grandchildren Cindy Spezialetti, David Bean, and Brian (Mary) Bean; great-grandchildren Alicia Spezialetti, Dominic Spezialetti, Chad (Samantha) Bean, and Tonya Bean; brother Thomas "Buddy" (Rose) Kindred; sisters Bernice (Lew) Druffner, and Alice Patton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at St. James Catholic Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, N.Y. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Refreshments will be served after burial services. Memorial donations may be made in Sharlene's memory to: Penn York Opportunities, 101 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Towanda Daily Review – August 2, 2012
BOHART –MRS. CATHERINE L. COLE, 70, of 90 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton, died at her home Wednesday morning, June 16, 1978. She was a member of the Canton United Methodist Church. She was born Nov. 23, 1907 at Cascade, Pa., the daughter of Harmon and Maude Torey Bohart. Mrs. Cole is survived by two sons, Roger of Troy RD 3 and Alfred, a patient at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Cummings, a resident of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Idella Fletcher and Mrs. Mary Morgan, both of Canton; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Dr. Raymond D. Fravel officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BOHART –MARY MORGAN, 98. On the morning of March 22, 2001, Mary H. (Bohart) Morgan, a long time resident of Canton, died quietly at Troy Community Hospital. She was 98 years of age. Born Jan. 10, 1903, in the former Lycoming County lumber town of Gray’s Run, she was one lf six children in the family of Hermon and Maude (Torey) Bohart. Mary was raised in Ellenton and was an active member of the Ellenton Evangelical Church. When she was older Mary served for many years as the church’s organist. In later years she attended St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover. She met a young farmer and carpenter named Lester H. Morgan, and on June 25, 1920 they were united in marriage. They settled on a farm in the vicinity of Shunk and raised five sons and three daughters. Mary and Lester shared almost fifty-two years together until Lester’s passing in Feb. of 1977. Mary proved herself to be the epitome of the hard working, industrious wife, devoted to her husband and children. During the winter of 1941, while Lester was away working on the construction of new barracks at Fort Mead, Mary diligently and faithfully tended to the daily chores and routines of the family farm. Once she put her mind to it there was nothing that she couldn’t do. After the war they sold the farm and moved to Canton where Mary assisted her husband in his new venture, a shoe repair shop. She was also well skilled as a paper hanger and refinisher of wood and during the course of the years earned extra income for the household through the practice of these trades. In her free time Mary enjoyed the same traditional pastimes as the other ladies of her day; sewing and crocheting. She would produce an afghan for each of her new born grandchildren as well as for wedding gifts. Mary is survived by her sons, Harold L. Morgan of Ruskin, Fl., Harmon (Myrtle) Morgan of Gillett, Morris F. (DeAnna) Morgan of Mansfield, Richard B. (Barbam) Morgan of RR3 Canton, Ronald F. (Linda) Morgan of Troy; daughters; Geraldine (Charles) Rathbun of RR2 Canton, Gertrude Robinson of Oklawaha, Fl. And Marjorie (Philip Doud of Canton; 33 grandchildren; over 60 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester; brothers Miles, Eugene, Charles; sisters Idelle Fletcher and Catherine Cole; grandson Dennis Doud; infant granddaughter, Charlotte Morgan; daughter-in-law, Shirley Morgan; son-in-law George Robinson. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Morse Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor and Rev. Fr. Bert S. Kozen officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review.
BOHART –MARY MORGAN, on the morning of March 22, 2001, Mary H. (Bohart) Morgan, a long time resident of Canton, died quietly at Troy Community Hospital. She was 98 years of age. Born January 10, 1903 in Gray's Run, she was one of six children in the family of Herman and Maude (Torry) Bohart. She was married to the late Lester H. Morgan. Mary is survived by her sons, Harold L. Morgan of Ruskins, FL, Harmon (Myrtle) Morgan of Gillett, Morris F. (DeAnna) Morgan of Mansfield, Richard B. (Barbara) Morgan of RR 3, Canton, Ronald F. (Linda) Morgan of Troy; daughters, Geraldine (Charles) Rathbun of RR 2, Canton, Gertrude Robinson of Oklawaha, FL and Marjorie (Philip) Doud of RR 2, Canton; 32 grandchildren; over 60 great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; brothers, Miles, Eugene, Charles; sisters, Idelle Fletcher and Catherine Cole; grandson Dennis Doud; infant granddaughter Charlotte Morgan; daughter-in-law, Shirley; son-in-law, George Robinson. Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 3 PM at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton. Funeral services will follow at 3 PM with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.
BOLSTER - Helen Bolster Blow, 69, beloved wife of David C. Blow, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at her residence in Aiken, S.C. A native of Towanda, Mrs. Blow was the daughter of the late Floyd and Leona Kimball Bolster. She was a retired bookkeeper and had moved to Aiken, S.C., two and a half years ago. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Aiken and a former member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church for many years. She is survived by: her husband, David C. Blow of Aiken, S.C.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Reba and Suriyon Poonpiset of Littleton, Colo., and Tari and David Larkin of Wellington, Fla.; three grandchildren, Miron, Paxton and Chiason Poonpiset; a sister, Verna Parks of Whitefish, Mont.; brother and sister-in-law, Neil and Pat Bolster of Horseheads, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a funeral and committal service on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, with Pastor Rob Wuethrich of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment at the convenience of the family will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Memorials are directed to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925 or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halstead St, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622. - Sayre Morning Times, 20 Mar 2008
BOLT - BESSIE M. WALBURN
Bessie M. Walburn, 83, of Elmira, died Monday, November 19, 1990 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald J. Walburn in 1979. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Anne Walburn of Elmira, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Elsie and Herbert Punchard of Elmira, Shirley and Arthur Cady of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, David and Rita Bolt of Mainesburg, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Madeline and Kenneth Frost; sisters-in-law, Blanche Bolt of Covington, PA, Alice Austin of Canton, PA; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 21 with the Rev. Russel Hartley officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. (TGR, Thursday, November 29, 1990)
BOLT Charles T. "Tom"
Age 77, of Granville Summit, PA died November 7, 2009 at Troy Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Janice; children, Daniel Thomas (Dianna) Bolt, Timothy Roy (Marybeth) Bolt and Joseph George Bolt; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Calling hours are 10 - 11 a.m. November 11, at Pepper's in Canton with services following. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or to Granville Center Church of Christ, c/o RR 1 Box 163, Monroeton, PA 18832. Published in Star-Gazette on November 9, 2009
Candis Cecelia BONNELL
March 11, 2002
Candis Cecelia Bonnell, 15-month-old daughter of Robert L., Jr. and Jennifer M. Kipp Bonnell of RR3, Wyalusing, PA, died on Monday, March 11, 2002 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Candis was born in Sayre on Dec. 12, 2000. She is survived, in addition to her parents, two brothers, Robert Bonnell, III and Doyle Bonnell; two sisters, Vanessa Bonnell and Jessica Bonnell; paternal grandfather, Robert Bonnell, Sr. of Louisiana and paternal grandmother, Jean Takach of Trout Run; paternal great-great-grandmother, Margaret Bastion of Ralston; maternal grandmother, Candis Kipp and companion, Robert Benedict of Canton; maternal great-grandmother, Carol Kipp of Canton; stepgrandfather, John Updegraff of Indiana and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by Gordon Mapes on June 3, 1999; Arthur Kipp, Nov. 3, 1998; Doyle Kipp, Sept. 19, 1998; Dorothy Kipp, March 31, 1984. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Beverly Davenport, pastor of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
RAY BONNEY, formerly of Ulster, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, early Friday morning, Oct. 7, 1977 after a long illness. He was born June 15, 1889, in LeRoy, the son of Floyd and Anna Montgomery Bonney. He was a member of the W. Franklin United Methodist Church and the Sheshequin Grange. He had been a Grange member for over 45 years. Until retiring, Mr. Bonney was a dairyman specializing in Jersey cattle. He also was a poultryman and was one of the original organizers of the Bradco Egg Society. His survivors include his wife; Bertha; one son, Leo Bonney of Sayre; two grandchildren, Mrs. Jean Shepps of Sayre and Leo Bonney, Jr. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and four great-grandchildren. The funeral and committal service will be held from the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home in Ulster Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. G. Edward Corcelius, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, at the convenience of the family. –Towanda Daily Review.
BORGESON, BETTY D., Funeral services for Betty D. Borgeson, 55 of Troy were held at the First United Methodist Church in Troy on Tuesday, November 13, with the Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Miss Borgeson died at her home on Novmeber 9, 1984. She was born April 1, 1929 in Troy, the daughter of Edward and Lettie Luckey Borgeson. She was amember of the First United Methodist Church of Troy and was a member and past president of the Troy BPW. She was employed by the First Bank of Troy for 25 years. She is survived by two sisters; Mrs. Hubert (Elsie) Gerould of Troy and Mrs. John (Hazel) Cacciotti of Horseheads, NY; four nieces; Mrs. Ronald (Letitia) Pine of Troy; Mrs. Lee (Nancy) Dunbar of Storrs, CT; Mrs. Terry (Diane) Stage of Horseheads, NY and Mary Joann Cacciotti; three nephews; Ronald Gerould of Canton, Richard Cacciotti of Elmira and John Cacciotti of Elmira; several geat-nieces and nephews; one great-great niece. She was preceded by a brother, Harold Borgeson in 1940. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, Troy. (TGR Nov. 15, 1984)
BORGESON –ELSIE L. (BORGESON) GEROULD, age 84, of Troy died on Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on Feb. 23, 1919, in Troy, a daughter of the late Edward and Lettie (Luckey) Borgeson. Elsie enjoyed playing cards, traveling and caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Ronald (Suzanne) Gerould of Canton; a daughter, Letitia (Ronald) Pine of Troy; a sister, Hazel (John) Cacciotti of Horseheads, N.Y.; grandchildren, Gregory Gerould, Christopher Gerould, Kathleen Morris, Thomas (Penny) Pine and Sherry (Kent) Skeens; great-grandchildren, Andrew Gerould, Ernie Morris, Kyle Morris, Ciara Pine, Ryan Jayne, Adam Jayne, Trent Skeens and Emily Skeens. In addition to her parents, Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Hubert Gerould, who died in 1985; a sister, Betty Borgeson; and a brother, Harold Borgeson. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Saturday, June 14, 2003, from 11 a.m. until noon. The funeral service will immediately follow at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Marple of the Austinville Union Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be made to the Austinville Union Church Building fund, c/o the Rev. Kenneth Marple, RR 1, Troy, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
BORGESON –ELISE L. (BORGESON) GEROULD, age 84, of Troy, PA, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on February 23, 1919 in Troy, PA, a daughter of the late Edward and Lettie (Luckey) Borgeson. Elsie enjoyed playing cards, traveling and caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Ronald (Suzanne) Gerould of Canton, PA; a daughter, Letitia (Ronald) Pine of Troy, PA; sister, Hazel (John) Cacciotti of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Gregory Gerould, Christopher Gerould, Kathleen Morris, Thomas (Penny) Pine, Sherry (Kent) Skeens; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Erin Morris, Kyle Morris, Ciara Pine, Ryan Jayne, Adam Jayne, Trent Skeens, and Emily Skeens. In addition to her parents, Elsie is predeceased by her husband, Hubert Gerould, who died in 1985; sister, Betty Borgeson; and brother, Harold Borgeson. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, on Saturday, June 14, 2003, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The funeral service will immediately follow at 12 noon at the funeral home with the Reverend Kenneth Marple of the Austinville Union Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford county Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Austinville Union Church Building Fund, c/o Reverend Kenneth Marple, RR#1, Box 368, Troy, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
JULIA ANN BORGESON, 9, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 died Thursday, June 23, 1977 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Miss Borgeson has been hospitalized since she was inured in a fall from a horse June 14. She was a member of the third grade class at the Columbia Cross Roads School. Surviving are her parents, Tom and Agnes Borgeson; a sister, Angie Sue; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Watkins; and paternal grandparents, Leon and Winifred Borgeson. The funeral will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. from the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with Tom Nussbaum and Dan Nicolaisen officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.
CHARLES I. BOUGHTON, 89, of Waverly NY died on January 19th, 2014. Charles was born on May 13, 1924 in Ulster, PA. He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers, a sister and a daughter. Charles served in WWll in the Army. He was a lifelong machinist retiring from Facet Enterprises in the late 1980's. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Esther Cole Boughton, his two brothers Edward and Arthur, and his son Charles Jr. He is also survived by his stepson Phil Rogers, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A time of gathering with family and friends will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Charles life will be held at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Thursday, January 23, 2014, with full military honors at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, New York. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pennsylvania. –Blauvelt Funeral Home obituary contributed by Carol Brotzman
BOURNE –ELSIE MARIE BOURNE SPRINGER, 66, Towanda RR 5, Wysox Township, died January 20, 2003 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Born April 1, 1936 at home in Bourne Mills, Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA she was a daughter of Dorothy June Ward Bourne and the late George L. Bourne. She was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1954. On May 26, 1961 she married Andrew S. Springer at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. In early years, she was employed by the Blue Swan Airport in Sayre; the J.J. Newberry Store in Towanda and by Alpine Cleaners in Wysox. She was later employed by the Masonite Federal Credit Union in Wysox and by Wickwire’s Supply in Wysox. Mrs. Springer was an active member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon, session member, superintendent of the Sunday school, choir member and Sunday school teacher; was a member of the Wysox Sewing Circle and Prayer Circle; was also active and held several offices in Wyasuking-Sheshequin Grange No. 58, Pomona Grange and the Pennsylvania State Grange. She was a member of the National Grange and was a member and Past Matron of the order of Eastern Star Chapter November 76, Towanda. She was an avid bowler and was a member of the Towanda-Ulster Bowling Hall of Fame. She enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, playing the piano and organ. Surviving are her husband of 41 years, Andrew D. Springer at home; her mother, Dorothy June Bourne who is a resident of the Bradford County Manor, Troy; son, John L. Springer, Towanda RR 5; daughter and son-i9n-law, Lela M. ;and Paul H. Space, Wysox, RR 2; three grandchildren, Tiffany L. and Scott H. Space, Wysox, RR 2; Michael P. Bennett, Franklindale; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Richard Brennan, Sayre; Dorothy and Daniel Stark, Athens Township; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Richard Walker, Towanda RR 5; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Andrew D. Springer, Jr. on December 21, 1992 and by her father, George L. Bourne in 1962. The funeral was held January 23rd at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Wysox Presbyterian Church in care of Margaret Gordon, RR2, Box 260, Wysox, PA in her memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
BOUSE –BETTY I. LYONS, 66, of Wysox RD 2, Wysox Township, died Sunday evening, Nov. 20, 1988 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born April 28, 1922 in Asylum Township, she was the daughter of Frederick and Achsah Barnes Bouse. Betty was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1940, and in earlier years was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y., and also by Terry’s Store in Athens. She was a member of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens. Surviving are two daughters, Peggy Babcock of Hornbrook; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Eastwood of Clark Air Force Base, Phillipines; five sons, Manuel “Pat” Campbell of Athens; John R. Campbell of Lowman, N.Y.; Carey E. Lyons of Milltown; Daniel r. Lyons of Waynesboro, Pa.; Joseph J. Lyons of Wysox RD 2; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Ann Street, Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There will be no calling hours. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Wysox Ambulance Association, Wysox, Pa. in Mrs. Lyon’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
JOHN FULLER BOUSE, 78, of 008 Baker Road, Sayre, PA passed away May 25, 1997 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Spring Lake, PA, Sept. 25, 1918 the son of Leo and Ellen Fuller Bouse, he was a graduate of Towanda High School. He served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945 in the African and Pacific Campaigns. In 1946 he moved to New Albany and owned Bouse's Hardware until 1967. During that time he developed and operated the Deer Valley Service Station, Laundry and Trailer Court in New Albany. In 1967 he and his wife, Lola Jean owned and operated Lola's Inc in Athens until 1980. Then they bought the Riverside Inn and operated that from 1981 until 1994. He was a member of the Skiff Bower Post No 1536 in Sayre, American Legion Post No 246 of Sayre, Loyal Order of the Moose No 498 of Waverly, Towanda Gun Club, a former member of the New Albany Fire Company and an original founder. His love of flying led to him get his private pilot's license and forming of the New Albany Aviation's in the late 1940's. He is survived by his wife, Lola Jean, at home, sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Betsy Bouse of Roswell, GA, Ike and Debbie Bouse of Baldwinsville, NY, daughters and sons-in-laws, Judith and William Looney III in New Castle, PA, Jan and Terry Williams and Reta and Dave Manley, both of New Albany, PA; a daughter, Lois Woods of Boothwyn, PA; his stepson, Charles Chapman Jr of Athens; and a stepdaughter and her spouse, Sherry and Al Storer of Waverly, NY, 25 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Helen Bouse, of Liberty Corners, PA, a sister and brother-in-law, Reva and Bob Seymour of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Evelyn Heverly, a brother, Kenneth Bouse and a great-granddaughter, Shaylee Maran Owen. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA, Tuesday from 3 to 5 pm with the Rev James Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the Skiff Bower Post No 1536 of Sayre. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR1, Box 156, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
Donald "Dutch" Bovier, 81, of Towanda RR 3, died Tuesday, December 1, 1992 after suffering a heart attack while hunting near his home in Towanda township. Born August 10, 1911 in Burnside, PA, he was the son of the late Bernard and Anna Bouch Bovier. Mr. Bovier was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for over 25 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Trojan Lodge No. 306, F & AM, Troy; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Williamsport and Towanda; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda; Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 429, Canton; Fraternal Order of the Eagles AERIE No. 2299, Corning; and Bridge Street Hill Rod and Gun Club Inc., Towanda. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Norma Ellis Bovier, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and Fred Seltman of San Jose, CA and Brenda Bovier and Chris Dunham of Towanda; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Mickey Bovier of Daytona, FL, Thomas and Lynn Bovier of Boca Raton, FL and Garth and Lorraine Bovier of Towanda; daughter-in-law, Donna Bovier of Vestal, NY; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Cleo Bovier Hallings of Augusta, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Coy and Eudora Bovier of Augusta, GA and Big Pond, PA; sister-in-law, Florence Bovier of Nichols, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Hicks Bovier; a son, Robert Bovier; a sister, Clara Bovier Wickham; brothers, Ned and Dean Bovier. Funeral services were held December 4 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. (TGR, Thursday, December 10, 1992)
PAUL E. BOVIER, 69, of Tucson, Arizona died June 30, 1982. He was formerly of Mansfield and the W. Franklin area. A memorial service will be held on July 3 in Tucson, Arizona. A graveside service will be conducted on July 6 at 2 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with rev. Raymond Valimont officiating. He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church at Mainesburg and those who wish can make donations to the State Road Baptist Church in his memory. Mr. Bovier is survived by his wife, Bernice; daughters, Beverly of Tucson, Arizona and Carolyn of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Mary Ann Bovier of St. Charles, Missouri; 10 grandchildren: four great-grandchildren: brothers, Ralph of Marcos Island, Fla. and Lloyd of Penn Yan, N.Y. Mr. Bovier was born Sept. 1, 1912 in Franklin Township, Bradford County. He was the son of Fred and Inez Stevens Bovier. He was a retired farmer, school bus driver and gas station operator in the Mansfield area. –Towanda Daily Review.
BOWEN - Mary Louise (Bowen) Raupers, 85, formerly of Athens, Pa., died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at the Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. She was born on Nov. 8, 1924, in North Orwell, Pa., to the late Clifford and Clara MCCORMACK Bowen. She graduated from Rome High School in 1942 and married Albert A. Raupers on Aug. 3, 1946. She worked at Belle Knitting Corp in Sayre, Pa., and Remington Rand in Elmira from 1942-62. She then worked for 24 years at Fairway Springs in Elmira from 1962 until she retired in 1986. She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society in Athens. Mary enjoyed watching NASCAR races, especially her nephew BJ Bowen, and completing crossword puzzles. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Albert, on Sept. 22, 1994. Mary is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law Brent and Joni Raupers of Ulster; grandchildren Karen Raupers of Sayre, Lori and Rich Farr of York, Pa.; grandchildren Kevin Schlosser Jr, Justin Schlosser, Matthew Farr, and Nathan Farr; step-grandchildren Kristin and Brad Vasey of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Casey and Mandy Townsend of Boston, Mass.; brothers Richard and Anna Bowen of Windham, Pa., and Arthur and Betty Bowen of Rome, Pa.; sisters Geraldine Connell of Newtown, Conn., Judy Horton of Waverly, N.Y., and Alida Dean of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Alice and Jim Bluett of Albuquerque, N.M.; an aunt, Dorothy Ackley of Norwich, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and grand nephews. She was predeceased by: brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws Charles and Margaret Raupers of Ulster, Marie and Kenneth Anderson of Athens, Anna and Kenneth Worden of Athens, Paul and Elizabeth Raupers of Athens, and John and Mary Raupers of Athens. Family and friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Athens, Pa. with Rev. Vincent Langan officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mary's name to the: Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital or Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. 13 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review
BOWERS Resl Renee Kershner
39, of Camp Hill, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at her home following declining health. Resl was born in Towanda, on July 17, 1973. She was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1991 and while in school she enjoyed being a cheerleader, playing basketball and participating on the track team. Resl later attended Central Penn in Summerdale for two years. She subsequently served as manager for the GNC Nutrition Center in Camp Hill, for several years. Resl enjoyed an active ambitious life style and loved horseback riding, reading and especially walking. Surviving are her parents, Denise Bowers (Dale Esaias) of Columbia Cross Roads, Ike Bowers of Canton and Rick Rohe of Monee, Ill.; sister Deanne (Shane) Bowers-Hickok of Canton; niece Kenzie; nephew, Nolan; maternal grandfather,Ed Kershner of Joplin, Mo.; aunt and uncle Kim and Keith Long of Towanda; uncles Douglas Thomas and Brewster Moore of Oxford, Mich.; several additional aunts uncles and cousins; her boyfriend, Craig Digilio; and her best friend Sue Huber Truesdale. She was preceded in death by; her brother, Dane Bowers in April of 1998 and maternal grandmother, Leah Willey in 1993. A private funeral service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, PO Box 640, Naperville, IL 60566 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Resl's memory. Towanda Daily Review – August 28, 2012