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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)


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All people are listed by surname at birth rather than by surname at death



 

DALE –LOIS DALE GREEN, 61, of 231 Lombard St., Towanda died Monday morning, June 20, 1988 at her home. Born July 20, 1926 in Laquin, PA, she was the daughter of Mearl Alexander Dale and the late Clyde W. Dale. Lois was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1944. In earlier years she was employed by the former GLF Store in Towanda and the Jay Furniture Store in Athens. On April 12, 1946 she married Ralph W. “Bill” Green of Towanda. He preceded her in death on December 19, 1980. Mrs. Green was later employed as a buyer in the purchasing department of GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 25 years. She was a member of the Sylvania Women’s Club, a former member of the Towanda Country Club and was an avid golfer. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Richard Gilbert of Athens; her mother, Mrs. Mearl Dale of Towanda; a granddaughter, Michelle L. Gilbert of Athens, a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Sandra) Blackman of Waverly, NY; several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by her father, Clyde W. Dale on November 30, 1977. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Kurt E. Garbe, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

DALE Mary Sollick

formerly of Franklindale, Pa., died on Nov. 30, 2011. Mary was born December 23, 1917 in Curwensville, Clearfield County, Pa., the daughter of Paul and Sara Dale.  Mary was very proud of her parents. Her father assumed his first pastorate at the Franklindale Christian Church. Rev. Dale was later the pastor of the LeRoy Baptist Church. Her mother was a sincere Christian who offered lots of assistance to the members of the churches they served as well as to members in the community. On July 23, 1935 Mary married Daniel Green. They lived in several towns in Pa. and raised four children. She was a secretary in Towanda, then operated a general store in Franklindale and later was an executive secretary in Wysox.  She married Carlton Sollick in 1968. She is survived by her sons James Green of Tucson, Ariz., Dale Green of Brenham, Texas and Ronald Green of Reading, Pa.; a daughter Maryann Johnson of Bella Vista, Ark.; two step-children LaVerne Sollick of Lancaster County, Pa. and Russell Sollick of Orlando, Fla.; a dozen grandchildren; and many great- and great-great grandchildren.  Mary was devoted to her faith and her children. She attended all the activities her children participated in and that was a lot since all four were involved in church, sports and school activities.  A graveside service will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. A memorial service will also be held at a later date in Tucson, Ariz. at the Tucson Baptist Temple where she was a member at the time of her death. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting Mary's family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – December 6, 2011

 

DANIELS –SARAH MILDRED BAILEY, 77, of 804 Chamberlain St. Elmira died Saturday, Jane 3, 1987. Friends are invited to call at the Olthoff Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Southport Baptist Church, 956 Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. David Jackson officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  She is survived by her husband, Clarence A. Bailey, daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Paul Hale of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Eleanor Bailey of Horseheads, Barbara and Howard Harris of Elmira, sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Joan Bailey of Rochester, Ted and Marilyn Bailey of Factoryville, Mert and Ruth Bailey of Elmira.  Larry and Teresa Bailey of Millerton, Pa., Bill and Louise Bailey of Port Charlotte, Fla., Richard and John E. Bailey of Elmira; sister Betty Montgomery of San Diego; brothers and sisters-in-law Leon and Marion Daniels of Fassett, Pa.; 48 grandchildren, 53 great; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the South Port Baptist Church.  She took care of over 130 foster children throughout her lifetime.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DARROW Charlotte Marie - Charlotte Marie Scouten, 78, wife of Burton H. Scouten of Ulster RR 2, Ulster Twp., Pa., died
Thursday, June 17, 2010, at her home following declining health. Charlotte was born in West Burlington Twp., Pa., on Sept. 26, 1931, the daughter of the late Lloyd Riley Darrow and Nancy (Myrtle) Parmenter Darrow. On June 30, 1950, she married Burton H. Scouten in East Smithfield, Pa. In early years, Charlotte was employed by the Blue Swan Mill in Sayre and was later employed by the cafeteria at the SRU School in East Smithfield. She was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and the East Smithfield Senior's Club. Charlotte enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, flowers, cooking and baking.  She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Burton H. Scouten at home; her daughter and Son-in-law, Susan and Donald Fletcher of Ulster RR2; her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Irene Scouten of Ulster RR2; grandchildren, Cheryl Dannelley and her husband Joseph of Germany, Scott Fletcher and his wife Heather of Idaho; great grandchildren, Ethan and Ashley Fletcher and Tiffanie Dannelley; special great-granddaughter, Rosie MacBride; sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and William Fenton of Sayre; brother-in-law, Evert Slocum of Luthers Mills; her aunt, Jeanette Stowell of Ulster RR2; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Jessica Dannelley; and her sister, Doris Slocum. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Stanley E. Gill, pastor of the East Smithfield Federated Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840 or to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Charlotte Marie Scouten's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, June 19, 2010

JAMES ROBERT DARROW
James Robert Darrow, 52, of Andrus Hill in Smithfield Township, Ulster RR 2, PA died Sunday, March 4, 2001 at his home. Born November 28, 1948 he was a son of the late Robert and Myrtle Darrow. James was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1966.  In early years he assisted his father in transporting cattle and also worked at the Valley Stock Yards and Troy Stock Yards.  James was also employed by PennDOT, Ribstone Silo Co. of Troy and the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton. He was a member and Past Master of the Union Grange in West Burlington and was active in West Burlington 4-H. He is survived by his stepmother, Donna M. Darrow of Colonial Towers, Towanda; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside memorial services were to be held at a time to be announced later at the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda. (TGR, Thursday, March 28, 2001)

DARROW Judy M. WETZEL, age 58, of Troy, PA died on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born on December 2, 1942 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Manley and Rachael (Card) Darrow.  She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Duane D. Wetzel; her son, Harold D. “Duane” (Linda) Wetzel of Sylvania, PA; daughter, Lori M. Wetzel of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Amber and Zachary Wetzel, both of Sylvania, PA; brother, Robert Darrow of Bentley Creek, PA; sisters, Marub Files of Elmira, NY and Marlene Whittson of Southport, NY.  Judy is predeceased by her daughter, Daphne D. Wetzel in 1966.   Calling hours will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 22 from 10-10:30 pm with a private funeral service following at 10:30.  The Reverend Kenneth Marple will officiate and interment is to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Troy Gazette Register

DARROW –JUDY M. DARROW WETZEL, 58, of Troy, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late Manley and Rachael Card Darrow.  Judy was the wife of Duane D. Wetzel, with whom she celebrated 43 years of marriage.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Harold D. “Duane” (Linda) Wetzel of Sylvania; daughter, Lori M. Wetzel of Virginia Wetzel and Zachary Wetzel, both of Sylvania; brother, Robert Darrow of Bentley Creek; sisters, Marub Files of Elmira, N.Y. and Marlene Whittson of Southport, N.Y.  Judy was predeceased by her daughter, Daphene D. Wetzel in 1966.  Friends are invited to call from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  A private family service will immediately follow with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DARROW - LUCILE DARROW BODINE
 Lucile Darrow Bodine, 81, formerly of East Smithfield, PA, died Tuesday, January 18, 1994 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born May 7, 1912, the daughter of Frank and Bertha Darrow. Mrs. Bodine was a member of the Smithfield United Methodist Church and also the East Smithfield Good Neighbor Club.  She was retired from the East Smithfield school cafeteria. Mrs. Bodine is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Katherine Bodine of Bentley Creek; daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Kenneth Mills of Elmira, NY, Betty and William Swingle of Pine Grove, PA and Marlene and Richard Patton of Bentley Creek; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Melden C. Bodine, in 1984. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 21 with the Rev. Nathan Blow officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John Street, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 27, 1994)

ROBERT E. DARROW
 Robert E. Darrow, 84, of Ulster RR 2, PA died Wednesday, April 6, 1994 at home. He was born August 6, 1909 in West Burlington Township, the son of Herman and Bertha Stanton Darrow. He was a truck driver, hauling cattle and milk from East Smithfield Farms and coal from Bernice, PA and wood. He was a former 4-H leader and member of the Trail Dusters Saddle Club. Mr. Darrow was also a member and past member of the Union Grange and a member of the East Smithfield Old Timers. He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Darrow; a son, James R. Darrow of Ulster RR 2; foster daughter, Mary Shepardson of Reno, NV; foster son, David Fox of Taft, FL; several other foster children; a nephew, Donald Darrow of Ithaca, NY; a sister, Jeannette Stowell of Unionville, VA; brothers, Clifford Darrow of New Albany and Lewis Darrow of Genoa, NY; several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Myrtie A. Darrow, in 1973. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on April 10 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and burial to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

DAUGHTERY –SUSAN M. DAUGHTERY MCKERNAN, 90 formerly of Rome and Warren Center, Pa., died Tuesday Dec. 13, 2005 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Oct. 11, 1915 in Rome Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Francis W. Daugherty and Maude Ethel Drake Daugherty.  Susan was a graduate of Rome High School Class of 1933. Mrs. McKernan served on the election board in Rome Township for several years. Her life encompassed her family and home. Susan enjoyed playing bingo and board games and was an avid card player.  She was a member of the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club.  Surviving are three daughters, Bernita Rice of Towanda, RR 1, Jeanne Deardorff and husband Rich of Dallstown, Pa. RoseMary Darling and her husband Rodney Darling of Warren Center, Pa.; a son, B. James McKernan and his wife Linda of Wilmington, N.C.; 10 grandchildren, Scott, Kris, John, Rick, Chad, Dena, Bryan, Kelly and John; 19 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and a special niece, Norma Jean Daugherty of Towanda RR 1.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. McKernan on Aug. 7, 1989; two sisters, Ella and Zemma; a brother, Burton; and son-in-law, Ronald Dale Rice.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Brad Marple, pastor of the Warren Center United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Susan M. McKernan's memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

DAUGHERTY   William Joseph Daugherty, 72, of 120 N. Higgins Ave., Sayre, Pa, died Monday, Jan 22, 2001, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following an extended illness.  Born Feb. 2, 1928, in Towanda, he was a son of the late William and Minnie JOHNSON DAUGHERTY.  William was a veteran of World War II, having served en the U.S. Navy.  On May 3, 1947, he married the former Edith Marie FENTON.  William retired from Sayre Water Co. following 17 years of service.  He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 283, Milltown and a social member of Lodge Roma Madre 1342, Order Sons of Italy, Sayre.  Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Edith, at home, nine daughters, Maryann WOOD of Sayre, Vickie DAUGHTERY of Sayre, Geraldelaine DAUGHERTY and her companion, Tom FRISBIE, of Sayre, Ruth VANDYKE and her husband, Rick, of Sayre, Nena and her husband , Bub STINSON of Ithaca, NY, Sheila and her husband Allen CASCIOTTI, of Ithaca, Frances Charlene "Connie Jo" MILLAGE of Barton, NY, Betty Jane FENTON of Elmira, NY, and Leslie STRANGER of Sayre; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Nina and Steve BAKER of Mansfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgia Regina DAUGHTERY, and his brothers, Leonard J., Frances, and twin brother Willard DAUGHTERY.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at 11 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, PA, with the Rev. Vincent LANGAN, pastor of St. John's Catholic Church, South Waverly, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  NOTE:  there is a picture of him with the obit in the Daily Review, Jan. 24, 2001

DAVIDSON –DORIS E. ALLEN, 70, wife of Emory Allen, Towanda RD 1 (Luthers Mills) died Sunday, Sept. 25, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Feb. 25, 1918 in Athens, she was a daughter of Chester Arthur and Nellie Wheaton Davidson.  Doris attended Athens High School and on March 16, 1943 married Emory Allen in Athens.  Her main interests in life encompassed her home and family.  She was a member of Sasco Road Baptist Church, the Baptist Women’s Association and the North Towanda Senior Citizens.  Surviving are her husband, Emory, at home; four sons; Joseph Allen and Emory M. Allen, Jr. both of Ulster, Raymond Allen of Laceyville and Ronald Allen of Towanda; two daughters; Mrs. David (Hazel) Shrimp of Towanda RD 1 and Mrs. guy (Nancy) Slocum of North Towanda; 19 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandsons; a brother; Arthur Davidson of Boise, Idaho; five sisters; Mrs. Arthur (Margaret) Severance of Athens, Charlotte Rogers of Covington, Pa., Eleanor Rockwell of Canton, Mrs. Samuel (Alice) Bagnel of Dundee, N.Y., Mrs. Neal (Betty) Weber of Spring Lake Heights, N.J.; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters and by one granddaughter, Kristina May Allen.  The funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Saco Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Mitchell officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends at Saco Road Baptist Church this afternoon from 2-4- and this evening from 7-9.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Saco Road Baptist Church in care of Philip Ellis, 106 William St., Towanda, in Mrs. Allen’s memory.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DAVIDSON Shirley A. (Davidson) Lenox

of Ulster, died peacefully and went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from the Bradford County Manor, Burlington Twp.   Shirley was born on May 19, 1924 in Sayre, the daughter of the late Harvey Davidson and Edna (Anthony) Davidson Mills. Shirley married Edward Lenox on Feb. 14, 1942 celebrating 70 years together before Edward's death on May 1, 2012. Together they raised six children. Shirley's life revolved around her family, always meeting the needs of her spouse and children before addressing her own. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed baking as well. Her home was lovely, showing a natural flair for decorating. Shirley also enjoyed reading, writing, drawing, crocheting, and embroidery. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Shirley was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and drew great strength through her faith. Shirley is survived by her loving children Gary (Shirley L.) Lenox, Elizabeth Baker, Karen (Randy) Robinson, and Jeffery (Lisa) Lenox. She also leaves 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Majorie and Howard Northrup; and many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents, stepfather, and siblings, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Edward, son Duane Lenox, daughter Diana Smith, son-in-law David Baker, a great-granddaughter, and a great-great-granddaughter.  Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Ulster United Methodist Church, Ulster. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Robert Wuethrich, of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, officiating. Interment will be private in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family respectfully requests contributions in Shirley's memory be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, Ulster, PA 18850, or the Bradford County Manor, Activities Fund, 15900 Route 6, Troy, PA 16947. Shirley's family would like to thank the staff of the Bradford County Manor for the wonderful care and concern shown during her recent illness. The Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, is assisting the Lenox family with arrangements.  Towanda Daily Review – March 21, 2013

 

CLIFFORD C. DAVIS, SR., 75, of Troy died Sunday, July 21, 1985.  Born March 21, 1910, in Davis, West Va. the son of Clifford and Minerva Pennington Davis.  He was employed with Thatcher Glass in Elmira for 27 years.  He was a member of the Glass Bottle Blowers Association and the Canton Moose Lodge #249.  He is survived by a son Clifford C. Davis, Jr. of Troy; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hanchett of Elmira, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Tuesday 3-6 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will provide the flowers, and request memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review.

EARL H. DEAN
 Services for Earl H. Dean, 79, of RD 3 Columbia Cross Roads were held Aug 5 at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, the Rev. Charles Walker officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Mr. Dean died Aug. 2, 1972 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  He was a member of the Troy First Presbyterian Church, the Brooks-Flick Post No. 49, American Legion, "40 & 8" of Troy and the V.F.W. of Fassett.  He had been a veteran of World War I, and was a farmer for 50 years.  Surviving are his wife, Mary E.; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Bertha) Wolfe of RD 3 Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Stanley (Beverly) Bennett of Gillett; sons, Earl Jr. of Canton; Harold of RD 3 Columbia Cross Roads, Robert of Elmira, Richard of RD 3 Columbia Cross Roads; 23 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR, Thursday, August 10, 1972)

Larry H. DEAN, 41, of Gillett, PA died April 11, 1995 at home.  Larry was an employee of Super Duper Food Co. in Orlando, FL and had worked as a carpenter in both Florida and New York.  He is survived by his daughters, Shannon Dean, Amanda Dean and Andrea Dean, all of Gillett; his mother, Janice Dean of Gillett; brother Ronald E. (Laurie) Dean of Dansville, NY; sisters, Connie Kelly of Springhill, FL, Diane (Michael) Murphy of Gillett, Sherri Dean of Gillett and Laurie (Daniel) Joseph of Alpine, NY; his grandmother, Ethel Strong of Gillett; five nieces, three nephews and several aunts and uncles; his father-in-law, Bob (Erla) Ballard of Gillett; ;his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lee Ballard of troy.  He was predeceased by his father, Manning Dean, in 1969.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on April 15 with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be sent to an educational fund for Larry’s daughters in care of the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, PA.

DEAN –MRS. VICKI L. HURLBURT, 43 Columbia Cross Roads RR3, died early Tuesday morning, August 26, 1997, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born in Troy April 20, 1954, a daughter of Marilyn (Cole) Dean Davis, Bonita Springs, FL, and the late Harold Dean.  She was a graduate of Southside High School, Elmira, NY and was employed at Murray’s Store, Columbia Cross Roads.  She was an avid bowler.  Survivors beside her mother are: husband, Philip “Phil” H. Hurlburt; one daughter, Marilyn Buss, Mississippi, and Kevin Buss at home; one sister, Mrs. Dan (Linda) Leonard, Gillett; one brother, Jeff Dean, Broomall; maternal grandfather, Walter Cole Sr., Snedekerville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions can be directed to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Heller Funeral Home, Nescopeck, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HENRIETTA A. DEATS, 91 of LeRaysville died Friday morning, June 18, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born August 27, 1912 in Sheshequin, she was a daughter of the late Alfred C. Deats and S. Elizabeth Stanton Deats.  Henrietta was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for may years until her retirement.  She attended the Dille Parish United Church of Christ in LeRaysville.  Surviving are very close friends Verna and Duane Hoover Lines of LeRaysville and George A. Rogers of LeRaysville.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Merlin Deats in 1960 and Ralph Deats in 1992.  A graveside service will be held at noon Monday, June 21, 2004 at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

DECKER - Debra Kay Decker Dickinson, 53, of Wysox RR 2, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, at her home following an extended illness.  Debra was born Nov. 12, 1955, in Sayre, Pa., and was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1973. In early years, she was employed by the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, Pa. She later owned and operated the Town Tavern in Wyalusing, Pa., and Deb's Private Care Home in Standing Stone, Pa., for several years. Debra enjoyed craftwork and working with handicapped and elderly individuals.  She is survived by: her son Daniel Dean Dickinson, who resides with his father William A. Dickinson of Wysox RR 2, Pa.; sisters Wanda KITHCART of New Albany, Pa., Carol Bennett and her husband Ronald BENNETT of New Albany, Pa., Joyce Quinn of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Patricia Waltman of Titusville, Fla.; brothers Thomas Decker and his wife Nancy Decker of Rainier, Wash., and David Decker of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; beloved friends Ramona Hadfield, Janice Kunkle and Debra Decon; godsons Mike and Steve; and goddaughter Kayla.  She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Samantha A. STONE, and her mother, Betty L. KUNKLE HERMAN.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  4 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

DECKER –DIANA M. ZIEGLER, 70, of Troy RD 3 died Sunday April 5, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital. She had been a guest at the Bradford County Manor for over 30 years. Born June 12, 1916 in Towanda, she was a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Bradford Decker. Her husband, Delmaine Ziegler preceded her in death on May 9, 1966. She is survived by a son, Thomas Ziegler of Arizona; a brother, John Decker of Dushore; also nieces and nephews. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon one hour prior to the service. –Towanda Daily Review

DECKER –ELIZABETH ‘BETTY’ DECKER SHAY, 78, WIDOW OF William L. Shay, formerly of Ward Avenue, Towanda, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2001, at the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born June 20, 1923, in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Gladys Camp Decker.  “Betty,” as she was known by her family and friends, was a graduate of Towanda High School.  On June 22, 1946, she married William L. Shay in Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 19, 1999.  In early years, Betty was employed by Lafy’s Grill in Towanda and was later employed by the Towanda Motel for over 20 years until her retirement.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda.  Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also enjoyed cooking and baking.  Surviving are: her children, John Calabucci and his wife, Joan Calabucci, of Peroira, Ariz., Sandra French and her husband, John French of Fairport, N.Y., Mary Shay of Towanda, Dorothy Foster of Liverpool, NY., Margi Levy of Mount Lebanon, Pa., Maureen Holler and her husband, Greg Holler, of Lebanon, Pa., Julie West and her friend, Wally Bump of Hornbrook, Christopher Say and his wife, Teresa Shay, of Southport, N.Y., and Joseph T. Shay and Suzanne Shay of Towanda; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis Kovalcin and her husband William Kovalcin, of Towanda, Patricia Carr and her husband, Vernon Carr, of Allis Hollow, and Jean Bushnell of Waterford, N.Y.; a brother, William Decker and his wife, Betty Decker, of Philadelphia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Donald Decker.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil prayer service will be held Thursday at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Home Health, Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Shay’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

HENRY ‘HANK’ E. DECKER JR., 69, of 328 William St., Towanda, died Tuesday evening, April 18, 1995, at the V.A. Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., following a period of declining health.  Born Dec. 2, 1925 in Towanda, he was a son of the late Henry Edward and Gladys Emma Camp Decker Sr.  He was married to the former Alice Kuykendall Lewis for 38 years.  She preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 1994.  Hank entered the Army at the age of 16 and served for two years.  He then enlisted in the Navy, from which he retired after 20 years as a boatswain’s mate first class.  He worked as a post office clerk and a taxi driver in Towanda before his employment with the E.I. DuPont, from which he retired due to an illness after 15 years of service.  Mr. Decker will always be remembered for his winning smile and warm laughter.  Hank was a member of the former Eagles Club No. 1367 in Towanda, the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Towanda Gun Club.  Surviving are: a step-daughter and son-in-law, Shirley L. and James R. McGee of Towanda RR #; his step-mother, Mary Decker, of Towanda, grandchildren; Elaine M. and Lawrence A. Elliott of Towanda, Steven M. McGee of Columbia, S.C., Karen L. McGee of Charleston, S.C., and John J. “Jack” McGee of Swiftwater, Pa.; three great-grandchildren; Brian A. Elliott, Nicole L. Elliott and Crystal G. McGee; and several nieces, nephews and aunts.  He was preceded in death by; a step-daughter, Marion Kuykendall, and a brother, Donald Decker.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 25, 1995, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Ulster, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Towanda American Legion Post N. 42 will accord full military honors.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DECKER Marguerite Decker Nichols, 79
 Marguerite Decker Nichols, 79, formerly of 908 Grand Central Ave., Elmira, N.Y. died Saturday,  Feb. 19, 1994 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads. She is survived by six sons, Merton and Donald, both of Elmira, David of Newfield, N.Y.,  Kenneth of Sayre, Raymond of Waverly and Robert of Horseheads; two daughters, Mary Walmsley of Sayre and Bonnie Malone of Elmira;  two sisters, Alta Carnrike of Texas and Ethel Franks of Florida; a brother,  Floyd "Bud" Decker;  grandchildren, great-grandchildren,  nieces and nephews. Mrs. Nichols was predeceased by her husband,  Claude,  in 1968 and son, Frederick, in 1993. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, at the convenience of the family.

DEEGAN Thelma I.HOWE, age 79, of 524 Luce Street, Elmira, entered eternal rest Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Thelma was born September 11, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of the late Daniel J. and Florence (WOOD) DEEGAN. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul's Church, enjoyed playing cards but was known to cheat now and then, spending time and sharing her love with all her family. Survivors include her children, Christine and Salvatore LENTINI of Breesport, Steven and Debra HOWE of Horseheads, Jean HOWE of Elmira, and Donald HOWE of Elmira; brothers, William DEEGAN of Elmira, John DEEGAN of Rochester; close friend, Mamie Sanders of FL; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by brother, Daniel DEEGAN; sister, Eleanor BROWN; and a dear friend, Louise GUBLO. Family and friends are invited to call at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, December 19, 2003. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2003, at Sts. Peter and Paul's Church with Rev. Patrick L. Connor as celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.

DEITRICK –PEARL E. KILBORN, 73, of Canton RD 2, died Thursday, April 4, 1985, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa.  She was born July 7, 1911 in East Point, Tioga County, Pa., the daughter of James and Eliza Krise Deitrick.  She was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Carolyn Kilborn of Canton RD 2; a daughter, Joyce Sullivan of Canton; a brother, Glenn Deitrick of Roaring Branch RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Dean (Hazel) Morgan of Canton; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Kilborn, in 1971.  She was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Deitrick, in 1981.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy on Friday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Holmes officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DENKENBERGER- AMELIA A. CHILSON
Mrs. Amelia Andrus Chilson, 82, of RD #2, Canton, died Monday, Jan. 11, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following an extended illness. Born Dec. 4, 1905 at St. Gallen, Switzerland, she was the daughter of Joseph and Amelia Corotta Denkenberger. A resident of Schoonover’s Trailer Court, she had been a rent collector there for many years. She was a member of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints at Towanda and a member of Minnequa Grange #754 and the Canton Senior Citizens. Her first husband, Abel M. Andrus, died in 1968 and her second husband, Meloin B. Chilson, died in 1980. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Mattocks of Waverly, Tenn., Mrs. Esther Boinski of West palm Beach, Fla., Mrs. Eloise Blaney of Brockport, Texas and Mrs. Mary Ann Vroman of RD #2, Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wilcox of Mainesburg and Mrs. Betty (Lizzy) Bartosch of Horseheads, N.Y.; three brothers, Michael Denkenberger of Granville Summit, Richard Denkenberger of Alba and Joseph Denkenberger, Jr., also of Horseheads, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 9 today, Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton. A funeral service will be held there at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14. Bishop Gregory Weed, her pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills. The family will provide flowers.

DENKENBERGER –AMELIA ANDRUS CHILSON, 83 (Schoonover’s Trailer Court) Canton RD 2, died January 11, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mrs. Chilson was born Dec. 4, 1905 at St. Gallen, Switzerland, the daughter of Joseph and Amelia Corrotta Denkenberger.  For many years she was the rent collector at the trailer court.  She was a member of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), Towanda.  Mrs. Chilson was a member of the Minnequa Grange No. 754 and also the Canton Senior Citizens.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Beatrice) Mattocks, Waverly, TN; Mrs. Kenneth (Ester) Boinski, West Palm Beach, FL; Mrs. Eloise Blaney, Rockport, TX; and Mrs. Gerald (Mary Ann) Vroman, Canton RD 2; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wilcox of Mainesburg and Mrs. Betty (Lizzy) Bartosch of Horseheads; three brothers, Michael Denkenberger of Granville Summit, Richard Denkenberger, Alba and Joseph Denkenberger, Jr., Horseheads.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  She was predeceased by husbands, Abel M. Andrus in 1968 and Melvin B. Chilson in 1980.  She was also preceded in death by a son Harold Joseph Raplee in 1959.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Bishop Gregory Weed, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Ambulance Society in memory of Molly. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BRITTANY LORRAINE DEVINE, 2 week old infant daughter of Robert Devine and Deborah Decker died suddenly Sunday Feb. 7, 1988 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Brittany was born January 24, 1988 at Towanda Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Robert Devine and Deborah Decker, both of Towanda RD 4: maternal Grandparents, David and Bonnie Decker of Sugar Run; paternal grandparents, Harold and Elsie Devine of Towanda; four aunts, Jodie Decker of St. Augustine, Fla., Nichole Decker of Sugar Run, Mary Devine and Diane Devine, both of Rochester, NY; two uncles; Frank Devine of Rochester, NY and Harry Devine stationed with the US Army in Korea; maternal great-grandparents, Henry and Velda Fassett of Wyalusing and Bruce and Mildred Decker of Laceyville; paternal great-grandparents, Harold Sr. and Marie Devine of Ulster; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday February 10 at 1 p.m. from the Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Starzer officiating. Relatives and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Relatives and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Donations may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review 

DEVINE - Harold Walter Devine, age 76, of the Bradford County Manor died Thursday, Aug. 13 at his residence of several years. He was born Aug. 6, 1933 in Sayre, son of Luella (ROUGHT) and Harold W. Devine Sr., of Towanda.  Harold is survived by four children: Frank, Harry, Robert and Dianna Devine; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Shirley Slocum and brothers Andy and John Devine. He loved his family, fishing, motor biking, bingo and telling jokes. He also worked most of his life driving trucks, hauling asphalt for State Aggregates. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Marie Devine in August of 2006; children Harold and Mary; granddaughter Brittany; brother Robert Devine; and sister Virginia Groover.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther's Mills, Pa. Paul Benjamin will officiate. All wishing to pay respects may attend the service or send cards to Frank Devine at RR 2, Box 291, Apt. 10, Ulster, PA 18850.  Professional services entrusted to Morase and Kleese Funeral Home.  17 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT T. DEVINE - After a long battle with cancer, Robert T. Devine, 64, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., died on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at his home embraced by his daughter and grandson.  Robert was born on Aug. 23, 1942, in LeRaysville, Pa. Most of his childhood and life was spent in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania.  He was the son of the late Harold and Luella (Rought) Devine.  Robert grew up working on a farm and went on to specialize in refrigeration, sharing a business with his late father, Harold Devine, known as "Devine's Refrigeration."  In 1989 he moved to Florida, where he worked several years as an RV technician.  Robert enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, riding the mountains and long rides on his motorcycle. He was well known as Mr. Fix It.  If it needed to be repaired he would find a way (even if it meant shoe glue). Robert also enjoyed NASCAR and his greatest joy in life was his truck painted with the Bobby Labonte Interstate Battery logo.  He will lovingly be remembered for all the stories he told and, in case you didn't remember, he would tell you again.  He was a loving father who will be greatly missed.  Robert is survived by his children, five sons, Robert Vincent, Brian Vincent, Jamie Devine, Charles Johnson and Robbie Johnson (He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin.) Devine, all of Towanda, Pa., and two daughters, Tammy Devine of Wysox and Valerie DiVenti of Tarpon Springs, Fla. He is also survived by his stepmother, Marie Devine of Towanda; brothers, Harold "Junior" Devine of the Bradford County Manor, Andy Devine of Phoenix, Ariz., and John and Linda Devine of Ulster, Pa.; his sister, Shirley and Elmer Slocum of Ulster, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Frances Grover; his nieces and nephews, Harry, Frank, Bobby and Diana Devine, Andy, Donna, Tammy, Brian and Victor Devine, Jody and Denise Devine, Debra Allen, Sandra Austin, Guy Slocum, Joy Myers and Pam Tuttle. He shared a special bond with his nephew Robert Slocum.  Other nieces and nephews include Frances Grover, Luella Brown, Ella Bump, Penny Coe, and Lucas and Benny Grover.  He had a great love for his grandchildren, Dustin Johnson, David Beebe, Jessica and Jesse Johnson, Blaise and Macie Devine, Ashley (Vincent) Rought, Ciara DiVenti, Dakota Devine, Amanda Dalton, Nicholas Vanderpool, and Breawana, Alexus, Haylee, Brittany and Brandon Johnson. He shared many years with his wife, Rachael (Vincent) Wandell, and also very special years with Rose Johnson and Sylvia Stephenson.  Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Luella Devine; his son, Kevin Devine; a brother, at birth, Burton Devine; his sister, Virginia Grover; and a sister-in-law Elsie Devine.  He was also preceded in death by four nieces and nephews.  Calling hours and services will be held Monday, March 12, at the Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. in the Garden of Hope. Family and friends are welcome to call from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.  Contributions are greatly appreciated and may be made in Robert's memory to the Bradford County Memorial Park, RR3, Box 108, Towanda, Pa.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/10/2007

DIBBLE   Mrs. Anna McNeal, 78, of 297 Lomard Street, died at the Packer Hospital Saturday afternoon.  She had been in failing health for several months.  The widow of Herman McNeal, she was born in Ulster Township.  She had lived in Burlington until she came to Towanda three years ago to make her home.  She had been an active member of the Burlington Methodist Church for 40 years.  She is survived by six sons, Leon of Sayre, Herbert of Athens, Wesley of Sayre, William of Ulster, Herman of Standing Stone and Floyd of Towanda; two daughters, Myrtie of Towanda and Mildred of Luthers Mills; a brother, Mac Dibble of Owego, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Harry MORGAN of Endicott and Mrs. James DORMAN of Newark, NJ; 16 grandchildren and a number of neices and nephews.  Friends may call at the Archer Funeral HOme after 2 O'clock this afternoon.  Funeral services will be held there Wednesday morning at 10:30.  The Rev. John T. BEERS, pastor of the Burlington Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. NOTE: From a later paper:  Pallbears for Mrs. McNeal were Fred and James LING, Robert Rockwell, Francis and Ralph CARMAN, and George Chamberlin.   1957

DIBBLE Carlton (Cocky) Rexford died February 24, 2005 at his home in Spencer, NY, following a lingering battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father, Rexford Dibble, in July 1968. He is survived by his mother, Iva Hoyt Dibble, Skilled Nursing Facility, Towanda, PA; and his wife, Eleanor Robinson Dibble of Spencer, NY; brothers, Robert (Shirley) Dibble, New Albany, PA, Frank (Janet) Dibble, Polk City, FL, Carson (Eileen) Dibble, Texas; and sister, Denise (Dud) Smith of Towanda; his children, Ted (Doris) Dibble, Louisville, Kentucky, Lucinda (Cindi) Dibble, Newport News, VA, and Barbara (Harry) Pennypacker of Spencer, NY; grandchildren, James (Sarah) Dibble, Richford, NY, Brandy (Tony) Todi, Ithaca, NY, Bridget (Jon) Mariano, Virgina Beach, VA, Tony Dibble, Louisville, Kentucky, Donna Brown, Milan, PA, Brooke and Bradley Carlton Pennypacker, Spencer, NY; and three great-grandchildren, Raine, Garrett, and Quincy Dibble; extended family, Daryl (Diane) Dibble; and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from High School in New Albany, PA, in 1947 and married Eleanor Robinson from New Albany, PA, in 1949. They farmed in New Albany until 1977 and then continued caring for the land and his animals in Spencer, NY, until his death. His family and friends will have loving memories of his compassion for life, his sense of humor, and the everlasting grin on his face. He has impacted all of their lives, which they will carry in their hearts forever. The family wishes to thank Robert Packer Hospital/ Guthrie Clinic doctors, nurses, and staff for their compassion and outstanding care. The calling hours will be Sunday, February 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. The funeral service will be Monday, February 28, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Graveside service will follow at Bradford County Memorial Park in Burlington Township, Towanda, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that contributions be made to Guthrie Health for the Cancer Housing project, Guthrie Health Corporate Compliance, Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.

DIBBLE Eloise “Ellie” SPENCER, 69, of Troy, PA died on June 9, 1999 at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born on July 28, 1929 in Burlington, PA, the daughter of the late Ralph and Gladys (Hoffman) Dibble.  Ellie was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church.  She and her husband Bill were owners of the East Troy Diner from 1953 to 1968.  Ellie was also formerly employed with the American Silk Label in Troy.  She is survived by her daughter, Jackie (Gary) Isaacson of Canton, PA; sons, Marty (Deb) Spencer of Troy, PA, David L. Spencer of Hammond, PA, Mike W. Spencer of Troy, PA, Ralph G. Spencer of Troy; grandchildren, Jennifer Spencer, Bob Spencer, five other grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Frances Kilgore of Burlington, PA; aunt, Alice Ross of Burlington; nephew, Gerald Allen of Towanda, PA and niece, Cherie Bronson of Wysox, PA.  Ellie was predeceased by her husband, Bill Spencer, in 1985; and a son, Vernon “Buzz” Spencer, in 1984.  Services were held June 12 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be directed to Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St., Troy, PA 16947. TGR

 

DIBBLE Frances Marie (Dibble) Allen Kilgore

age 91 of Burlington, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. with her longtime friend, Reverend Jasper Smith, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Frances was born Jan. 1, 1921 in Burlington Township, Pa., a daughter of the late Ralph and Gladys (Hoffman) Dibble. She was married to the late Martin J. Allen from 1939 to 1951. She later was married to the late Elton Kilgore from 1965 to 1977. In her earlier days she was employed by the East Troy Diner, Bradford County Bookmobile, Flickingers/Hurley's Super Duper and Trehab in Troy, Pa. Frances was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother. She found sincere pleasure in meeting new people and having many friends. She was a member of the Troy American Legion Auxiliary, Troy Fire Department Auxiliary. Her other interest included bowling and was a fabulous cook, always cooking from scratch and not recipes.  Survivors include her son Gerald V. Allen of Towanda, Pa.; a daughter, Cherie L. (Terry Sultzbaugh) Bronson of Burlington, Pa.; a step-daughter, Alice Geraldine Renzo of Burlington, Pa., eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, Frances was predeceased by her parents, two husbands, a sister Eloise Spencer, and her daughter-in-law, Audrey Allen.  Memorials are directed to your local American Legion Auxiliary in her memory.

 

HERBERT W. DIBBLE, 82, of Overton Township, New Albany RR 2, died on Thursday evening, Aug. 19, 1993, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born Dec. 19, 1910, in New Albany, he was the son of the late William F. and Daisy Stevens Dibble.  Mr. Dibble was engaged in farming his entire lifetime.  Many years ago he had driven school bus from Overton Township to New Albany for several years.  He was a lifetime resident of Bradford county.  He was a member of the Overton Methodist Church and had attended St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Overton.  On March 9, 1993, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jane Rinebold Dibble.  On March 10, 1993, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  Surviving are two sons, Wayne Dibble of Overton and William Dibble of Rockville, Md.; one sister, Mrs. Hilda Keefe of Tunkhannock; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.  The funeral and committal services will be held Monday, Aug. 23, 1993, at 1 p.m. in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Christ in Overton with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends and family may call from noon Monday until the time of the service at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Christ in Overton.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 110 Carpenter St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Star.

DONALD D. DICKERSON, 78, of 421 State St., Towanda, died Sunday evening, June 23, 2002, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born March 13, 1924, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Curtis L. and Edna Fairchild Dickerson Sr.  Donald was a 1942 graduate of Towanda High School and later attended Mechanics Institute in Rochester, N.Y.  Donald served from 1943 to 1946 in Squadron A, 2123rd US army Air Force base unit, during World War II.  On Sept. 22, 1943, he married the former Helen Lamberson at the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda.  Donald was employed by E. I. DuPont in Towanda for 40 years until his retirement in 1985.  Donald was an active member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, and enjoyed participating in the church choir.  He was a member o the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda and the Towanda Country Club, where he formerly served as a director for nine years and was a past vice president.  He was also a life member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  In earlier years Donald served as a scoutmaster for nine years, a Little League baseball manager in Towanda for nine years and an umpire for Towanda Little League for five years.  Donald was a past president, director and ambulance driver for the Towanda Ambulance Association.  Surviving are: his wife of 58 years, Helen Lamberson Dickerson, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Dr. Byron L. Clark of Lebanon, Pa.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip A. and Ann Dickerson of Towanda and Thomas G. and Pamela Dickerson of Towanda; a daughter-in-law, Karen Dickerson of Hallstead, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Francis Rockefeller of Towanda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Donald was preceded in death by a son, David L. Dickerson, on Dec. 8, 1999; and by two brothers, Curtis L. Dickerson Jr., in 1984, and Roger G. Dickerson, in 2000.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Court Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  There are no calling hours.  The family will provide flowers and request that memorial contributions be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Dickerson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CONNIE J. DIEFFENBACH, 40, of 105 Salem Dr., Norristown, PA formerly of New Albany died Tuesday, March 22, 1988 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Born October 23, 1947 in Sayre, she was a daughter of Francis A. and Joyce Shaffer Dieffenbach. Connie was a graduate of Norristown High School and was employed for over 17 years by the Norristown State Hospital. She was a member of Christ United Church of Norristown and was an avid sports fan enjoying all kinds of sports, especially hockey. She is survived by her parents, Francis and Joyce Dieffenbach of Wysox; a sister, Mrs. Ann Marie Yorgey of Wysox; two nieces, Connie Neily of Norristown and Eileen Yorgey of Wysox; a nephew, Ronald Yorgey of Wysox, several aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

JIMMIE F. DIEFFENBACH, 71, Astor, FL, formerly of East Towanda, PA, died May 14, 2004, at the Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares, FL.  Born April 2, 1933 in Dushore, he was a son of the late Richard S. Dieffenbach and Helen Munley Dieffenbach.  He was a graduate of Cherry Township High School Class of 1951 and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.  He later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts.  He was a resident of East Towanda, PA, before moving to Astor, FL to make his home.  Mr. Dieffenbach was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Salt Springs, FL; Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Lynne, FL; Bradford County Outboard Motor Club, and the Loyal Order of the Moose in Astor, FL.  Surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law; Richard and Helen Dieffenbach, Wyalusing; Michael and Janice Dieffenbach, Canton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosemary and Harold Renninger, Towanda, Deborah and James Brown Wyalusing; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Dieffenbach, Astor, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Dieffenbach, October 25, 2000.  The family will receive friends Thursday, May 20th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held May 21, at 9:30 a.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda, with Rev. Ronald Hughes, Pastor, as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RICHARD S. DIEFFENBACH, 93, of the Towanda Memorial Personal Care Home, formerly of Cherry Township, Sullivan County, and Park Place, Wyalusing, died Thursday morning, July 20, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born May 18, 1907, in Cherry Township, Sullivan County he was a son of the late George Newton and Lilly Kneller Dieffenbach.  Richard attended school in Sullivan County and in early years was employed by the Murray Coal Co. in Murraytown.  He later worked on construction and for the highway department for a number of years.  Mr. Dieffenbach owned and operated his farm in Cherry Township until his retirement in 1968 and drove school bus for the Sullivan County School District for over 26 years.  He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda.  Surviving are: three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard I. And Helen Dieffenbach of Wyalusing RR 1, Carl W. and Phyllis Dieffenbach of Astor, Fla., and Michael and Janice Dieffenbach of Canton, a son Jimmie Dieffenbach of Astor; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Harold Renninger of Towanda RR % and Debra and James Brown of Wyalusing; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen M. Dieffenbach, on Nov. 4, 1985.  The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Dieffenbach’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

DILTZ - Ione Marie Diltz Flanagan, 80, widow of Carroll J. Flanagan of 9 Second St., LeRaysville, Pa., died Monday evening, June 30, 2008, at her home.  Born June 29, 1928 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Guy Diltz and Charlotte Hunsinger Diltz.  On Aug. 17, 1946, Ione married Carroll J. Flanagan who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1986.  Ione was formerly employed by the post offices in Camptown, LeRaysville and Wyalusing, Pa. for over 20 years.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ in LeRaysville, VFW Post No. 6824 Auxiliary of Rome, the LeRaysville Area Womens Support Group and LeRaysville Chapter No. 498 Order of Eastern Star.  Ione enjoyed knitting and doing needlepoint work in her leisure time.  She is survived by: her sons, James G. Flanagan and his wife Ann Flanagan of Wyalusing, John C. Flanagan and Fran Allen of Towanda, Jeffrey S. Flanagan and his wife Beth Flanagan of LeRaysville, Pa.; grandchildren, Scott, Brenda, Michael, Megan and Sean; a brother, Robert Diltz and his wife, Vickie Diltz of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Guy Mavor of LeRaysville, Pa.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Wade Clauser of the Hope Baptist Church, Herrickville, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this (Wednesday) evening at the funeral home.  Those wishing to honor Ione with a memorial gift are asked to remember the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, in care of James Seipler, Treasurer, RR 1 Box 280, Rome, Pa. 18837 or to the LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Co. in care of John Keegan, PO Box 78, LeRaysville, Pa. 18829.  Submitted by R K.W. from the Towanda Daily Review.

 

DIMON Jean Isabell Dimon Arnold

89, of Towanda, Pa., died on Monday, June 11, 2012. She was residing at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa., at the time of her passing. She was born in Rome, Pa., on February 21, 1923, beloved daughter to Harry Walter Dimon and Ruth Marie Buttles Dimon. Jean graduated from Rome High School in 1943 and obtained her beautician’s license from Dermal Way Beauty School in Elmira, N.Y. She proudly owned and operated Arnold’s Beauty Salon on Main Street in Rome for many, many years until her retirement. Jean was a devout Christian. She was a dedicated member of the Rome Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school and served as choir director for more than 20 years. She was a lay Chaplain at Memorial Hospital, spreading hope and faith to those most in need. Jean served on the board and was the president of the P.P. Bliss Museum in Rome. One of her many passions was music, and she was an accomplished piano and organ player. Jean shared her love of music through volunteerism, organizing and directing a local kitchen band that played throughout the community at local nursing homes and hospitals. An avid fisherwoman, she loved challenging her children and grandchildren to break her biggest fish records. Jean was a committed matriarch, hosting annual family Christmas Eve and Easter parties, birthday barbecues, and many varied festive family events ensuring her family stayed close, both emotionally and spiritually.  Jean is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry Gene and Beverly Arnold of Towanda, daughter and son-in-law, Roxanna Leigh and Leland “Butch” Ayers of Rome; grandchildren Tamera Jean and husband Mike Blakeman of Athens, Christopher Darrow Hayes of Mars, Pa., Tonya Sue Ayers of Towanda, Jacob and wife Toni Arnold of Mohrsville, Brock Bernard Ayers of Hornbrook, Jodilyn Coleman of Scranton, Justin and wife Tara Arnold of Evergreen; great-grandchildren Brittany Marie Lowin, Autumn Renee Nichols, Zachary Jordan Ayers, Tristin Wyatt Arnold, Logan Joel Arnold, Madicyn Steele Arnold; great-great-grandchildren Venessa Renee McNeal and Keira Ily Hunter McNeal; sister Rosemary Bushong and husband Bill of Rome; as well as various beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Bernard “C.B.” Arnold on February 24, 2003, daughters Claudia Jo Coleman on December 7, 1979 and Ruth Arnold Hayes on May 30, 2012, grandson Joel Edward Arnold on July 16, 1994, and great-granddaughter Vivian Mara Arnold on May 23, 2011.  The viewing will be held Sunday evening, June 17 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home on York Avenue, Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at the Rome Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 18, at noon with viewing one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Karen Ballard will be officiating at the service. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., immediately following the funeral services.  Contributions may be directed to the Rome Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 189, Rome, PA, 18837 or to the Alzheimer’s Association in Jean’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. in Towanda, Pa.  Sayre Morning Times – June 14, 2012

 

DILTZ –MARY A. FINLAN, 92, formerly of Towanda and beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Finlan Sr., died Monday afternoon Nov. 17, 1986 at the Deaconess Hospital in Cleveland. She was born July 1, 1894 in Nordmont, PA (Sullivan County) a daughter of Elias and Alice Robbins Diltz. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda and the St. Mary’s Guild, she was also a life member of the Towanda American Legion Auxilary. Mr. and Mrs. Finlan were residents of the area for many years. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence J. and Delores Finlan Jr. of Cleveland; a brother, John Diltz of Herkimer, NY; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband on May 8, 1965 and also by three brothers, Lester, Charles and Willard Diltz; two sisters, Hazel Fritz and Elizabeth Owens. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Eric Snyder, Christ Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. The Towanda American Legion Auxiliary will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

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100, of Mansfield, PA, died May 20, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born December 27, 1907 in DuBois, PA, the daughter of William and Lorena Munholland Dixon. Burnice was a retiree of the former Mansfield State College, and she attended State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg, PA. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Bovier of Mansfield, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Patricia Bovier of St. Charles, MO; a stepdaughter, Beverly Bovier in AZ; a former daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Bovier of St. Charles, MO; ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two half sisters, Eve Elder of Apollo, PA, Elizabeth Decker of Kittaning, PA; a half brother, Glenn Dixon of Apollo, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Burnice was predeceased by her husband, Paul in 1982; four brothers, four half brothers, one half sister, and one stepsister. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday, 10 a.m. - noon. Funeral services will follow there Friday at noon with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial in Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Burnice's memory may be made to the Mansfield Firemen's Ambulance Assoc., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/22/2008.

DIXON - HELEN M. BARNES
 Helen M. Dixon Barnes, 94, formerly of Lake Wesauking RR 5, PA, died Friday, November 8, 1996 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington Township, PA. Born May 28, 1902 in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late James and Clara Fox Dixon. Helen assisted her husband in the operation of their farm at Lake Wesauking for many years.  She was later employed by the Towanda Area School District at the Wysox Elementary School cafeteria for 13 years. Surviving are four children; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, William Dixon of Troy, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Francis Boyle of Milan, PA, Mable and William Underwood of Towanda and Eva and Donald Dorset of Williamsport, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Barnes in 1955; her brothers, Charles, James, Freeman and David Dixon. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on November 11 with interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, Activities Department, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, PA 16947 in Mrs. Barnes' memory. (TGR, Thursday, November 14, 1996)

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