Bradford County Memorial Park,
Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA
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EARLES –MARGARET ELIZABETH EARLES DRAKE LUBLIN, 83, formerly of Towanda Township, died Monday morning, June 12, 2000, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township, Pa. Born July 31, 1916, in Middleburg, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late William E. and Rose Earles. Margaret’s life encompassed her home and family. She enjoyed her pet cats and dogs. She is survived by her husband, Richard Lublin Sr. at home; three sons, Irvin Drake of Towanda, James Drake of Towanda and Richard Lublin Jr. and Mona McAlmont of Towanda; a daughter, Gloria Bailey Lane of Franklindale; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry Drake; two sons, Clarence and John Marvin Drake; a sister, Theresa; and a brother, Clarence Earles. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at the Marott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A graveside funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating. –Towanda Daily Review.
EARLEY –KATHRYN E. WERSHING, 61, of Minnequa Loop Road, Canton, died Sunday, April 13, 1986 at home. Born April 3, 1921, at Fallbrook, she was the daughter of John and Helen Lucretia Bolt Earley. She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Canton. She was also a life member of the Bradford County Historical Society, and a member of A.A.R.P. An avid reader with an extensive library, Mrs. Wershing was the author of many poems that were published locally and was interested in genealogy. Surviving are her husband of 18 years, John F. Wershing: four sisters; Mrs. Doris Fitzpatrick, South Williamsport, Miss Laura Early, Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Nettie Schreiber, Wilmington, Del., Mrs. Sally Keenan, Horseheads, N.Y.; two brothers, William Earley, Wellsburg RD 1, and Daniel Earley, Brown Mills, NJ; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Irma Earley, Canton RD 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as grandnieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Michael Catholic Church, Washington and East Union Streets, with Father Stephen McGough as celebrant. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. There will be a recitation of the Rosary at 8:30 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
JOHN B. EARLEY
Services were held March 6 for John B. Earley, 66, of Gillett, who died at home March 3, 1982. Pastor Donald Rockwell and Rev. Charles Root officiated at the Keister Funeral Home, Elmira, and burial at Bradford County Memorial Park. Mr. Earley was born Dec 15, 1915 in Fallbrook, Pa. He was a retired employee of Moore Business Forms, Elmira. Surviving are his wife Virginia Rockwell Earley; daughters Mrs. Paul (Doris) Kempfer and Mrs. Clair (Helen) Mickley of Gillett; son John J. Earley of Gillett; sisters Mrs. Doris Fitzpatrick of Williamsport, Mrs. Larry (Nettie) Schribler of Wilmington, DE, Mrs. John (Kathryn) Wersching of Canton, Miss Laura Earley and Mrs. Sally Keenan of Hartford, CN; brothers William Earley of Elmira and Daniel Earley of New Jersey; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was president and an honorary member of the Gillett Lions Club, past president and honorary member of South Creek Fire Dept. and past president and charter member of South Creek Rod & Gun Club. He was also a member of the Southern Tier Homing Pigeon Racing Club. (TGR, Thursday, March 11, 1982)
JOHN B. EARLEY, 66 of RD3 Gillett, Pa. died Wednesday March 3, 1982 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Sunday at 2 p.m. Pastor Donald Rockwell and Rev. Charles Root officiating. Burial in Bradford County Memorial Cemetery. Family will furnish flowers. The family requests that anyone desiring make donations to a charity of their choice. Survived by wife, Mrs. Virginia Rockwell Earley; daughters, Mrs. Paul (Doris) Kempfer of RD3 Gillett, Mrs. Clair (Helen) Mickley of RD2 Gillett, son, John J. Earley of RD3 Gillett; sisters, Mrs. Doris Fitzpatrick of Williamsport, Pa., Mrs. Larry (Nettie) Schribler of Wilmington, Del., Mrs. John (Kathryn) Wershing of Canton, Pa., Miss Laura Earley and Mrs. Sally Keenan, both of Hartford, Conn.; brothers, William Earley of Elmira, Daniel Earley of New Jersey; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Earley was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church. Past president and honorary member of the Lions Club, Gillett. Past president and honorary member of the South Creek Fire Dept. Past president and charter member of the Southcreek Rod and Gun Club and Southern Tier Homing Pigeon Racing Club. He was a retired Foreman for the Moore Business Forms, Elmira. –Elmira Star Gazette.
EASTMAN Abram Allen-aged 97, a life-long resident of Burlington, died at his home Tuesday morning, April 27, 1948 at 8:45. He is survived by his wife, Mertie Dibble Eastman; four daughters, Mrs. Mae Brennan, Athens, Mrs. Belle Ritz, Sayre, Mrs. Harmon Smith, Athens and Mrs. Hila Harris, at home; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. The body is at the family home where a prayer service will be held Thursday at 1:30 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Burlington Methodist Church with Rev. Leon Northrop officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Cemetery.
EDSELL –ALICE EDSELL BAILEY, 54, wife of Charles Bailey Sr. of 10/12 Second St., Towanda died Wednesday, February 14, 1990 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born February 3, 1936 in Monroeton, she was a daughter of Leonard and Doris King Edsell. Mrs. Bailey attended Towanda schools. Her main interested in life was in her home and family. She is survived by her husband, Charles Bailey Sr. at home; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Rose) Slater of Lowman, NY; three sons, Charles Bailey Jr. of Fort Hood, Texas, Henry Bailey of Sayre, Fred Bailey of Towanda; a sister, Jean McCoon of Troy RD 2: brother, Donald Edsell of Sayre RD 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
EDSELL –ERNESTINE EDSELL BENJAMIN, 92, widow of C. Edward “Ed” Benjamin, formerly of Monroeton, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Sept. 7, 2004, at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. Ernestine was a resident of the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkahnnock for the past six years. Born Dec. 19, 1911, in Pike Township, Bradford County, she was the daughter of Jesse and Edith Groover Edsell. She attended school in LeRaysville and in early years was employed by the David Wilmot Hotel and the Berlinger Silk Mill, both in Towanda and the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Wysox. On Nov. 25, 1957, she married C. Edward Benjamin. She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 19, 1995. Ernestine was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and the Monroe Hose Company Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was well-known for her apple pies. Surviving are two step-sons, Philip A. Benjamin of North Towanda and Donald Benjamin Sr. and his wife Kathryn Thompson Benjamin of Catasauqua, Pa.; four grandchildren, Donald E. Benjamin Jr., Alan D. Benjamin, Elizabeth Forman and Scot Benjamin; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a special niece, Anna Bowen of Rome, Pa.; and a special friend, Shirley Woodruff. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Gilbert, Walter and George; and three sisters, Musette, Genevieve and Loramae. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford county Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
EDSELL –MARCIA EDSELL POWERS, 60, of Rome, Pa., passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at her home following an extended illness. Marcia was born in Towanda, Pa., on February 7, 1954, a daughter of Vivian Jones Edsell and the late Clarence Fenton "Slim" Edsell. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She was a devoted wife and mother. Surviving are her husband Gary D. Powers Sr.; mother Vivian Jones Edsell of Rome; daughters: Stacy Powers of Forksville, Marcy Powers of Wyalusing, Lacy Powers of Rome; step-children Bobbie Jo Greenland of Waverly, Billie Jo Miller of Waverly, Gary D. Powers II and wife Rebecca of Raleigh, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law Penny and Michael Roberts of Wysox, Diane and Bill Mosier of Rome; brother Edwin Edsell of Rome; and several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Clarence Fenton Edsell on July 20, 1998. The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Richard Vieldhouse of the Orwell Bible Church officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 7/13/2014
LAWRENCE CLAIR ‘LARRY EDWARDS of Wyalusing, Pa. passed away in his sleep Sunday evening, May 10, 2015 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa. Born Aug. 11, 1934 in Birchardville, Pa., he was the son of the late Clair and Noreen Edwards. Larry attended the LeRaysville school, then as a young adult began working for his father's sawmill business. He married the former Mary Grace Dauksis on Nov. 25, 1961 and with the help of family and friends constructed their home in Camptown, Pa. Larry was a self-employed logger for many years and later owned and operated Mary's Second Hand Furniture and Antique Store with his wife. Larry was a fun loving, jovial, and kind man who loved to make people laugh. He also was well known for his "racing fever." Larry raced modified stock cars at Shangri-La Speedway in Owego, N.Y. for many years along with his brothers Wayne and Bucky. After his racing career, he continued to enjoy his Sundays watching NASCAR with family and friends. Larry had a passion for coin collecting, antiques, classic cars and searching for treasures with his metal detector. Larry possessed a rare talent for understanding "how things work" and an uncanny knack for "fixing things." Whether it involved restoring a vehicle engine or home repairs, whatever the puzzle, he loved to solve it. Larry is survived by his daughter, Jill Marie Blemle and her husband Brooks of Wyalusing, Pa.; his brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Lois Edwards of Lawton, Pa.; brother-in-law, Amel Blanton of Richmond, Va.; sisters-in-law, Anna Tighe of Pittston, Pa., Althea Maria of Pittston, Pa.; four nieces, eight nephews, cousins and several great-nieces and nephews and many friends. Larry was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Grace Edwards; sister, Alice Blanton; brother and sister-in-law, Boyce "Bucky" and Arvilla Edwards; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia and Leon Price; brothers-in-law, Cataldo Maria and George Tighe. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Bradford County Historical Society, 109 Pine St., Towanda, PA in Larry's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/13/2015
ELLIOTT - GERTRUDE BRACE
Gertrude J. Brace, 89, of Gillett, PA died Thursday, July 2, 1992 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born March 27, 1903 and was brought up in Berrytown, PA, one of seven children born to Sidney and Delphine Elliott. In 1922 she married Lou Brace of Towanda and had two children, Janice Brace Shappee and Lauren Brace. She is survived by her brother, Judson Elliott, age 92, of Troy; her two children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her husband in 1972. Funeral services were held July 6 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Ridgebury Ambulance Association. (TGR, Thursday, July 9, 1992)
KEVIN SCOTT ELLIOTT, 46, of 133 Spruce St., Athens, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 from his home following an extended illness. Kevin was born on April 11, 1969 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Harold W. "Bill" Elliott Jr. and Sharon Strope Elliott. He attended the Towanda schools and in prior years was employed at various construction projects. On Aug. 30, 1998 he married the former Margaret Decker in Towanda. Kevin was later employed by Kennedy Valve in Elmira, N.Y. for 17 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue. While at Kennedy Valve Kevin served as chief steward for the IAM Union. Kevin was a dedicated and active member of the Greater Valley Assembly of God Church in Athens where he took pride and pleasure as the sound system technician. He loved music and served as the sound systems coordinator for several area bands. Kevin possessed great love for his family and he enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting. His family includes his wife, Margaret Elliott; stepdaughter, Mindy Ackley of Athens; grandchildren, Gabriel, Summer and Kandi; father, Harold W. "Bill" Elliott of Towanda; brother, Brian K. Elliott and wife Wendy of Towanda; sisters, Jana L. Burleigh and husband Jeffery of Wysox, Penni L. Hall and husband Jeffery of Monroeton; step brother, A. Scott Priest of Monroeton; paternal grandmother, Doris Elliott of North Towanda; mother-in-law, Lottie Ackley of Athens; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Elliott; step mother, Mary Lou Elliott; paternal grandfather, Harold W. "Bill" Elliott Sr.; aunt, Emma Cobb and special father-in-law, Rev. Jesse Ackley. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at the Greater Valley Assembly of God Church, Athens, Pa., followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Chris Gray officiating. Interment will be private in Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township, Pa., at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Greater Valley Assembly of God Church, 104 S. Main St., Athens, PA in Kevin's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 11/11/2015
LEROY FRANCIS ELLIOTT SR., 89, of Ulster, Pa. passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his home following declining health. LeRoy was born in Forksville, Pa. on June 12, 1924, the son of Oliver Ernest Elliott and Grace Norris Elliott. He attended school at Orwell, Pa. and in his youth worked on the family farm as well as other area farms. LeRoy was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 36 years until his retirement. LeRoy was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. He enjoyed camping, caring for his property, repairing clocks and bicycles and working word search puzzles. Surviving are his wife, Emily Shaw Elliott, whom he married on March 1, 2008; children, Susan Elliott of Williamsport, Shirley Raisch and husband Jeffery of Williamsport, LeRoy F. Elliott Jr. of Monroeton, Lydia Murphy and husband William of Towanda; grandchildren, Philip, Kirk and Amy Cook, Michael White, Samuel Raisch, Frances Easley, Laura McIntyre, Samantha Smith; 11 grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; step-children, Eloise Gallagher and husband William of Raleigh, N.C., LeRoy Vernon and wife Peg of Rome; several step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Lynn Oliver Elliott; granddaughter, Stacy Sue Cook; grandson, Lance Allen Raisch; great-grandson, Bryan Easley; and sisters, Iona, Rhena and Leona. The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Pastor James P. Rouse of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, PA in LeRoy Francis Elliott Sr.'s memory. –Towanda Daily Review 5/22/2014
ELLIOTT William Jennings (Bill) Elliott
87 years old, of 10 Dubson Circle, Denver, PA 17517 died
peacefully on Sept. 27, 2010 at the Ephrata Community Hospital. Bill was born in Towanda, the son of Edward Lanning and Hazel Jennings Elliott and lived most of his life in the Towanda area. Bill and Mary LaWanda (Kilmer) Elliott were married for 63 years. He was a graduate of Towanda Area High School, class of 1941. He then worked at the Citizens and Northern Bank before enlisting in the Army Air Force during World War II and served four years in the South Pacific. Upon returning home; he was employed by the DuPont Corporation for 36 years and retired in 1981. He was a former 50 year member of the Towanda Methodist Church, Golden Years Club of Ephrata, and VFW of Adamstown. Bill's love of the outdoors; fishing, hunting, gardening and landscaping, was passed along to his children and grandchildren. He also built two homes over the years and was a great woodworker, making toys and donating them to various children's organizations. He was a diehard Penn State Football fan and rarely missed watching a PSU football game. Bill always had a contagious smile and a joke for everyone he met throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; daughter, Dawn Landis of Robesonia, Pa.; son, Lawrence and daughter-in-law Elaine McGee Elliott of Towanda; son, Ronald Elliott of Lebanon, Pa.; grandchildren, Brian Elliott of Lancaster, Pa., Nichole Elliott Kang and Dave of Norristown, Pa., Aaron Landis of Womelsdorf, Pa., Justin, Jesse, and Colin Elliott of Tucson, Ariz.; nephews, Joel Crayton of Towanda and Wayne Crayton of Montrose, Pa. and Robert Fries of Calif.; and three great-grandchildren of Tucson, Ariz. Preceeding him in death is daughter, Patricia Elliott; sisters, Irene Crayton and Mary Louise Fries. Donations may be made to the Towanda Methodist Church or Towanda Public Library or Bradford County Humane Society in memory of Bill. A Full Military Graveside Service will be provided by the American Legion Post 42 at noon on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 at the Bradford County Park Cemetery, Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, October 5, 2010
ARTHUR P. ‘ARTIE’ ELLIS, 85, of Ulster, Pa., passed away following declining health, Monday morning, Sept. 22, 2014, at home on his porch which he built. Arthur was born at home on Ghent Hill, Sheshequin Township, Pa., on Aug. 20, 1929, the son of Bradford and Viola Mae Vernon Ellis. He attended school on Ghent Hill and subsequently operated a farm there and worked for several area farms. In years to follow, Arthur was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in Athens, the Sheshequin Township Road Department, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Towanda and by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for 15 years until his retirement in 1986. Artie was a hard worker and always enjoyed keeping busy with farming, carpentry work, woodworking, cutting wood and helping neighbors in need. He enjoyed spending time visiting and sharing stories with family and friends, picnics, the outdoors and especially hunting deer and turkeys. Artie took great pride in building on his property by himself his cabin, three car garage, two porches, pavilion, chicken house and work shed. He was a very special person to be with and know as he lived a good life and loved what he did. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Sandra Beers Ellis; daughter, Cindy Widrig (Clarence) of Waverly; grandchildren, Michael Thomas of Milan, Ruth Brennan (Richard) of Milan and Jason Widrig of Waverly; great-grandchildren, Cindy Lynn Widrig of Sayre, Kevin Widrig of Sayre, Elizabeth Widrig of Sayre, Deanna Thomas of Waverly and Megan of Waverly; sister, Laura Sharp of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife of 30 years, Eleanor Benjamin in 2000; a granddaughter, Lori Widrig; and sisters, Flora Benjamin and Virginia God.The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Mr. Seth Urey officiating.Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 9/23/2014
ELLIS Flora J. Worthington Benjamin
87, of Rome, died on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital with her loved ones by her side. She was born on Oct. 22, 1925 in Franklindale, the daughter of the late Bradford B. and Viola M. Vernon Ellis. Flora was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who loved spending time with her family. She was retired from Robin Tech, Owego, N.Y. where she worked as a general operator. Flora is godmother to Karen Julissa Castro Madrid, a young lady from Honduras that she supported for 18 years. She watched her grow through the years as pictures were sent to her. She loved seeing her become a beautiful young lady and was proud that she was a part of her life. Flora was a supporter of T.A.C.O. in Wysox and St. Jude's. Flora enjoyed making quilts and cross stitching. She is predeceased by her husband's Arthur Worthington, Sr. and Arthur Benjamin, son Eugene Worthington, step-daughter Marion Hyjurick, and step-sons Arthur Worthington, Jr. and Richard Worthington. Flora is survived by her children Linda and Jerry Sarnosky of Towanda, Louise Luckman of Milan, Nancy and Jeff Robbins of Rome, Ron and Amanda Worthington of Rome, Joyce and Jack McCloskey of Marion, N.C., Carol Putnam of Wysox, Janet and Mark Lott of Newark Valley, N.Y., Janice Watkins and Steve Haner of Candor, N.Y. and Kathy and Dave Watkins of Camby, Ind.; 13 step-children Charlie, Hazel, Freddie, Bernice, Joyce, Bob, Carolyn, Linda, Gordon, Bill, Cathy, Joe, and David; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; sister Laura Sharp of Sayre; brother Arthur L. (Sandy) Ellis of East Smithfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens. Funeral Services will follow at noon at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be made in Flora's memory to: T.A.C.O. (Towanda Area Christian Outreach), P.O. Box 463, Wysox, PA 18854-0463, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, or Children International, 2000 East Red Bridge Road, P.O. Box 219055, Kansas City, MO 64121. Towanda Daily Review – March 7, 2013
ELLIS –IRENE ELLIS KERSHNER, 68, of 101 Western Ave., Towanda died Thursday morning, May 14, 1987 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. She was born June 29, 1918 on Ellis Hill, Asylum Township. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Lena Kimer Ellis. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1936. She married W. Allen Kershner in 1938. He predeceased her on October 21, 1960. She was employed by Hurr’s Dairy Store in Towanda for many years and was later employed by E.I. Dupont in Towanda for eight years, retiring in 1982. Her main interest in life was her home and family. Mrs. Kershner was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Knighton Betts of Towanda and Elizabeth Lucille and Donald Buffington of Germany; a son, Edward A. Kershner of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons and daughters-in-law, William A. and Madge Kershner, George “Hoppi” and Gayle Kershner and Eric L. and Gaile Kershner, all of Towanda; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elwood Ellis of Ellis Hill, Asylum Township and Philip Ellis of Towanda; a sister, Mrs. Alberta Johnson of Towanda RD 2; an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Kilmer of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Byron Ellis on August 12, 1980. The funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with her pastor the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the charity or organization of their own choice in Mrs. Kershner’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
ELLIS –LAURA H. SHARP, 86, of Sayre, PA passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Athens Health and Rehabilitation Center, Athens following a period of declining health. She was born on Aug. 10, 1928 in Sheshequin Twp., PA the daughter of the late Bradford and Viola Vernon Ellis.Laura worked at Robert Packer Hospital as a Nurses' Aide for 23 years, retiring in 1994. She loved to work on cross stitching and needlework. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph Sharp in 2006, sisters: Flora Benjamin and Virginia God, brother, Arthur Ellis, and step-daughter Lydia Stonifer. Laura is survived by her children Glenn C. Jr. and Cheryl Hunsinger of Sayre, PA, and Duane Hunsinger of Rome, PA, grandchildren Justin Hunsinger of Towanda, PA, Carrie Carman of Rome, PA, Nicole Adamcik of TX, Emily Rought of Athens, PA, Jessica Stone of Troy, PA, Johnica Hunsinger of Towanda, PA, and Julianna Hunsinger of Towanda, PA, step-children Lee and Louise Sharp of GA, Lester and Reba Sharp of Manheim, PA, Martha and James Sites, step-son-in-law David Stonifer, 7 step-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews., and cousins. Friends and family may call on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Funeral Services will follow at the funeral home at 12 p.m. with the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/30/2015
ELLIS –MILLIE MAE ELLIS TRAVIS, 76, of LeRaysville RD 2, Pike Township died Tuesday morning March 29, 1988 at her home. Born July 2, 1911 in Asylum Township, she was a daughter of Simeon and Amanda Roof Ellis. Mrs. Travis assisted her late husband, Lee E. Travis in the operation of their farm in Pike Township for over 50 years. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Philip W. and Patricia Steele, Waverly, N.Y. Donald and Ethel Travis all of LeRaysville RD 2; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Wilbur Smith of Falls, Pa. and Anna and Fred Lattier of Athens; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; a twin sister, Mrs. Chester (Nellie) Hill of Winslow, Arkansas. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee on Sept. 18, 1984. The funeral and committal service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday morning at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
ELLIS –NORMA J. BOVIER of Towanda RR 3 died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, July 31, 2003, at her home. Born April 19, 1929, in Troy, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Emma Greene Lathrop. Norma had a great interest in caring for her pets, especially for her beloved dogs. She also enjoyed doing arts and crafts at home, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Norma will be greatly missed. Surviving are: a son and daughter-in-law, Garth and Lorraine Bovier of Towanda: a daughter, Brenda Bovier and special friend Larry Williams of Wysox: five grandchildren, Randy and Rheagan Hugo, Brad and Erica Hugo, Sean Bovier, Katrina Bovier and Marion Bovier; two great-grandchildren, Dawson Hugo and Jhaden Hugo, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald “Dutch” Bovier, in 1992, and a brother, Edwin Ellis. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Standing Stone Vesper Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggest that memorial contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa. in Norma Bovier’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review. (Parents James and Lillian Ellis, she was raised by Louis and Emma Lathrop.)
CLYDE (JOHNNY) ELLSWORTH, 72, of Troy, died November 29, 1976, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was born Feb. 21, 1904 in Towanda, the son of Edwin and Elizabeth Mann Ellsworth. Mr. Ellsworth was employed during his lifetime with the Troy Engine Machine Co., the Troy Eureka Co., the Troy Hotel, and he was a self-employed painter in the Troy area. He was a former member of the Granville Center IOOF. Mr. Ellsworth is survived by is wife, Dorothy Baxter Ellsworth; one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Sandra) Hartford of Canton RD 2; one sister, Mrs. Emery (Gertrude) Landmesser of Odessa, N.Y.; one brother, Howard Ellsworth of Towanda; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanada Daily Review.
ELSBREE Esther (Elsbree) Everts
90, of Troy, died on Saturday morning, Dec. 22, 2012 with her family by her side, at the Bradford County Manor, where she has resided for the last few months. Esther was born on May 3, 1922 on Laurel Hill, a daughter of the late Jesse David Elsbree and Helen B. Nipperd Elsbree. She was a graduate of SRU class of 1939 and a graduate of the Elmira Business Institute in 1940. She married Hartley Everts on Aug. 21, 1943, in East Smithfield, PA. They raised 3 sons and were married for 65 years. Esther was employed at Eclipse in Elmira, Troy Engine and Machine Co. For 20 years she served as administrative secretary to six different administrators of the Troy Area School District. Esther was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy for 68 years. She held many offices within the church. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, a Deacon and was actively involved with the American Baptist Women Ministry. Esther enjoyed camping, playing cards, reading books, traveling anywhere anyone would take her, music, painting ceramics, fishing, puzzles, needle point and knitting. Her friends and family will always remember her charm, her wit, her humor, her thoughtfulness of others, continually giving to others and her contagious enthusiasm for life. She thought of others before herself. She was also a 54 year breast cancer survivor. She was an amazing, special person, a great role model to everyone and LOVED by all. Esther is survived by her 3 sons, Paul (Linda) Everts, Sr., Byron Everts, and Randy (Marianne) Everts, her grandchildren, Paul (Denise) Everts, Jr., Christine (Steve) Andrulonis, Tod (Natalie) Everts, Toby (Mia) Everts, her great grandchildren, Sgt. Brock (Jacquelyn) Everts, Alex Everts, Megan Everts, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Esther was preceded in death by her parents, her husband (2008), her sister, Grace Walrath, her brother, George Elsbree. Family and Friends are welcome to call at the First Baptist Church of Troy on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. A memorial service will follow. Kindly consider a memorial contribution to the First Baptist Church of Troy, in lieu of flowers, at 579 Canton Street, Troy, PA 16947. The burial will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Funeral home obituary – December 23, 2012
EMORY –GRACE EMORY FINCH age 89, 809 Alston Avenue, Zephyr Hills, FL, formerly of New Albany, PA and Elmira, NY, Friday, November 14, 1980 unexpectedly. Prayer service on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Lair-Kelly funeral Home, Zephyr Hills, FL. There will be calling hours at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens, PA Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be Tuesday, November 18, 1980 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Hinman, Waverly Nazarene Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery, Luther Mills, PA. Family requests memorials be directed to the North Central Heart Association, West. 4th St., Williamsport, PA. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/16/1980
DONALD HOWARD ‘BLINK’ ENNIS, 82, of Towanda, RR 4 Pa. died Wednesday morning April 7, 2004 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born January 1, 1922 in Standing Stone, Pa. he was a son of the late Burt G. Ennis and Charlotte Cole Ennis. Donald was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1940. He was a two-sport athlete in high school competing in football and baseball. Donald also played many years of local organized baseball and softball. He was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens in early years and later worked at GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 35 years until his retirement in 1985. A World War II veteran. Donald joined the U.S. Army in October of 1942. SSG Ennis flew 35 bombing missions over Europe between February 1944 and February 1945. He served with the “Flying Eight Balls” of the U.S. 8th Army Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 44th Bomb Group, 68th Squadron, as a tail gunner/nose gunner. All missions were aboard B-24 Liberators. Once, his crew’s aircraft was shot down and crewmen were forced to bail out. Ennis and his crew were awarded “Caterpillar Club” pins for having to parachute to save their lives. On another bombing mission, Ennis crew was forced to crash land. The crew was able to escape injury, but their aircraft ironically, named “Heaven Can Wait” caught fire and exploded after impact. Mr. Ennis received his honorable discharge from military service in August 1945. He was the recipient of The Air medal with four oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and Honorable Service lapel button. Donald was a loving husband and father and he enjoyed his grandchildren very much. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 Towanda. Donald enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Catharine Billingsley Ennis at home. Donald and Catharine were married on April 29, 1945 in Elmira, N.Y. His daughter and son-in-law: Victoria Eleanor Bennett and David Bennett of Macungie, Pa.; his son and daughter-in-law, William Billingsley Ennis and Lois Ennis of Towanda; four granddaughters, Tammy L. Heidecker and her husband Joe Heidecker, Tara L. Bryant and her husband Craig Bryant, Kristina L. Ennis, Renee M. Sparrow and her husband Ian Sparrow; a grandson, Sean P. Ennis; great-grandchildren, Sara C. Heidecker, Grace E. Heidecker, Ethan M. Sparrow and Ali Sparrow; a brother, Leo Ennis and his wife Connie Ennis of Selingsgrove, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Donald James Ennis; four brothers, Lawrence, Frederick, Barton and Raymond Ennis, three sisters, Helen Powers, Lillian M. Decker, Marion G. brown. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held Saturday April 10, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according military honors. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, Ohio. In Donald H. Ennis’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review
ENNIS –MARY E. DUNN, 83, widow of Ambrose D. Dunn, formerly of Towanda, died, Friday, July 21, 2000, at the Bradford County Manor. Born Sept. 7, 1916, at Liberty Corners, she was a daughter of the late Leon A. and Anna Crissman Ennis. Mary was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda. Surviving are: a son, Thomas D. Dunn of Wyalusing, sons and daughters-in-law, Richard H. and Theresa Dunn of Towanda RR4, and J. David “Yogi” and Trish Dunn of Buffalo, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Marletta Ennis of Towanda and Barefoot Bay, Fla.; a sister, Marjorie O’Rouke of Camp Hill, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law; Eleanor and Edward Stone of Syracuse, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Ennis of Johnson City, N.Y., and Tansy Ennis of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many special friends. She was predeceased in death by; her husband, Ambrose D. Dunn, on April 22, 1989; brothers, Henry, Homer, Frank and Richard Ennis; two sisters, Daisy Moger and Emily Murray. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 6 to 9 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 10 a.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park at a later date. –Towanda Daily Review.
HARRY EPLER, 87, of New Albany died on Thursday morning, June 9, 2004, at his home following a lingering illness. He was born on Jan. 19, 1917 in Eldridgeville, Sullivan County son of the late Arthur and Rebecca Keeney Epler. He was a graduate of New Albany High School Class of 1936. On April 3, 1938, he married the former Mary Bleiler Epler. She preceded him in death in 1991. Harry started the Epler Family Farm in New Albany in 1944, and was actively engaged in farming until December 2004, when he was forced to retire due to health reasons. In his early years he was employed by the coal mines of Forksville and Hillsgrove. Prior to operating his own dairy farm he was employed by Kennedy Valve, in Elmira, N.Y. He leaves surviving his two sons: Larry Epler and Cindy Kobbe of New Albany and Robert and Judy Epler of New Albany; grandchildren: Theresa Berry (Drew Conklin, Debbie and Errek McComb, Thomas and Amy Allen, Mike and Nancy Epler, Randy Epler (Karen Neimyer), Scott and Becky Epler, and Penny Epler-Carl and Brian Carl; great-grandchildren: Amber and Robert Cook, Tara Mosier, Timothy Mosier (Christine Donnelly), Courtney McComb, Paris Allen, Jason Allen, Mitchell Epler, Chelsea Epler, Kaitlyn Epler, Christy Epler and Michaela Carl; a step-grandson: Suede Reed; step-granddaughters: Babette Densmore, Annette Fowler and Suezette O’Neal; great-grandchildren: Alex Mosier and Alexis Fryer; a brother; Kenneth Epler, of Millport, N.Y.; and a brother-in-law; Harold (Tom) Bleiler, of Bothell, Wash. In addition he was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Epler (1971); mother Rebecca Epler, (1986); wife, Mary E. Epler (1991); sister, Marie Epler Leo (1978); brother-in-law, George Leo (1987); daughter, Nina Joyce Epler Allen (1970); and brother-in-law, Victor “Barney” Heverly (1998). Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 12, 2004, at 1 p.m. in Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Rendele Albers, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends and family may call on Friday evening, June 11, 2004, at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore, from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday, from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral service. The family will provide flowers. They suggest donations be made to the New Albany Fire Company, New Albany, PA or the American Cancer Society, Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, Williamsport, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.
CHARLES E. EPLEY JR., 76 of Towanda RR 1 (N. Towanda Township), formerly of Wysox died earl Saturday evening, March 19, 1994 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Nov. 30, 1917 in Chase, Pa. he was a son of the late Charles E. and Kathryn Epley Sr. Charles was a graduate of New Albany High School and in earlier years worked with a surveying crew on the East Coast. On Feb. 9, 1944 he married the former Ellen May Shedden. Last month they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Mr. Epley was later employed by: The Birch Beverage Co. and The Cox Tire Co., both in Towanda and Sylvania Electric for many years until his retirement. Surviving are: his wife, Ellen at home; three sisters, Myrtle Snyder of Athens, Mary Shedden of Towanda RR 4 and Grace Washburn of Florida; a brother, Irvin Epley of Drums, Pa. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Charles was preceded in death by two sisters, Madeline Preston and Ruth Epley. The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 1994 at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven Edmiston, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, P.O. Box 302, Wysox, Pa. in Mr. Charles E. Epley Jr.’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
EPLEY Mary Epley Shedden
87, widow of Leland D. Shedden of Towanda, formerly of Sayre Pa., died
Sunday evening Oct. 24, 2010 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born March 13, 1923 in Overton Township, Bradford County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles E. Epley and Kathryn Murray Epley. Mary was a graduate of the New Albany High School Class of 1943 and in early years was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre. On Feb. 20, 1943 she married Leland D. Shedden in the Overton United Methodist Church. Mary was later employed by Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda. She enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting. Surviving are: her children, Patti S. Hozempa and her husband Adam Hozempa of Tunkhannock, Pa., Nancy S. Smith and her husband Robert Smith of East Smithfield, Pa., Becky S. Henry of Maryland; her grandchildren, Kimberly Smith Mastrantonio and her husband Shawn Mastrantonio, Alan Smith and his wife Melissa Smith, Christopher Henry and his wife Megan Henry, Kenneth Henry, Elizabeth Ann Kratz and her husband Jeffrey Kratz; great-grandchildren, Sydney Smith, Lilly and Charlotte Henry; her sister, Grace E. Washburn of Sarasota, Fla.; her sisters-in-law, Anabel Harris of Towanda and Lilo Epley of Cunningham, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 61 years, Leland D. Shedden, on Nov. 2, 2004; three sisters, Madolyn Preston, Myrtle Snyder and Ruth Epley; two brothers, Charles Epley Jr. and Ervin Epley. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday morning at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to: Stray Haven Humane Society, 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892 or to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave. Sayre, PA 18840 in Mary E. Shedden's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, October 26, 2010
EPPERS - Lillian Eppers Ulan, age 76, an eight-year resident of
Bullhead City died
unexpectedly Dec. 19, 2009, at Valley View Medical Center in Arizona. She was born Jan. 11, 1933 in Nanticoke, Pa., the daughter of Ludwig and Josephine Eppers. Lillian married Robert C. Ulan on June 19, 1954 and moved to Philadelphia, Pa., until 1959 when she and her husband, Bobby, moved to Towanda, Pa., where she remained for more than forty years. Lillian retired to Bullhead City, Ariz. in 2001 where she was active in the El Rio Ladies Golf Association, the local Bunco Club and St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Shop. Lillian was also a member of the St. Margaret Mary Church in Bullhead City. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend; but felt her greatest achievement in life was becoming a grandmother to her six grandchildren. Lillian will be remembered for her love of animals; most of all her dog, Benny; her warm smile and dedication to her family. She was pre-deceased by her husband Robert in 1978, her parents, and her two brothers, Louis and Raymond Eppers. Surviving are: her son, Robert Ulan and his wife, Valerie of Bullhead City, Ariz.; her daughter, Lynda Ulan Sledzieski and her husband, Gene of Wells, Maine; and her six grandchildren, Mary Ulan, Nicole, David and Jill Sledzieski, Brittany Martin and Jay Artz. A memorial service was held Dec. 25, 2009 in Arizona. Interment will be in Pennsylvania at a later date. Friends who wish may contribute to: Help Animals Live Today, 6625 Massachusetts Drive, Kingman, Ariz. 86401. - Towanda Daily Review, March.30.2010
ROBERT H. EPLER, 75, of New Albany, Pa. died on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Bob was born Dec. 13, 1938, a son of the late Harry E. and Mary Bleiler Epler. He graduated from the Wyalusing Valley High School a member of the class of 1957. He married the former Judy Neuber on Nov. 17, 1962 and they recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Bob was a life-long dairy farmer in New Albany and also served as an Albany Township Supervisor. He liked to race go-carts and attend tractor pulls. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends and family and also family reunions and square dances. He really enjoyed fishing and being with his family. He also made maple syrup for Epler Farms for over 22 years. He was a member of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, Pa. He was a member of the National Supervisors Association of PA. Surviving are: spouse, Judy, at home; son, Scott Robert (Rebecca) Epler of New Albany, Pa.; daughter, Penny Lynn Epler-Carl of Clarksville, N.Y.; brothers, Lawrence Ray Epler and Cindy Kobbe of New Albany, Pa.; brother-in-law, Burton (Pat) Neuber of Wyalusing, Pa.; mother-in-law, Arlene Neuber of Wyalusing, Pa.; four grandchildren, Chelsea, Kaitlyn, Kristie Epler and Michaela Carl; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Nina Joyce Epler Allen in 1970. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 2, at Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, with his pastor the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at Zion. –Towanda Daily Review 4/30/2014
EPLEY –GRACE M. WASHBURN, 89, of Sarasota, Fla. formerly of Watts Street, Towanda, Pa., passed away Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014 at home. Grace was born in Overton Township, Pa. on Sept. 18, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Kathryn Murray Epley. Grace was a graduate of New Albany High School and in early years was employed in the garment manufacturing industry in the area. She was later employed by E.I. DuPont in Towanda for 15 years until her retirement. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Melissa Washburn of Waynesboro, Pa., Larry and Shelva Washburn of Gerrardstown, W.Va.; four grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Charles Washburn on Feb. 15, 1976, brothers, Charles and Ervine Epley, Mary Shedden, Myrtle Snyder, Margaret Preston and Ruth Epley. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with her niece, Pastor Rebecca Henry, officiating. Private interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review 5/15/2014
ERKERT –HELEN ELIZABETH GEUSS, 93, of Towanda, Pa. passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 10, 2014 at the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Helen was born in Clifton Heights, Delaware County, Pa. on July 17, 1921, the daughter of William and Catharine Flannigan Erkert. She was the greatest mother and grandmother to her family.Surviving are her son, Dr. Raymond F. Geuss of England; daughter, Caren S. Hoffmann of Towanda; grandson, Travis Hoffmann of Towanda; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond A. Geuss on Aug. 9, 1992. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 9/11/2014
RALPH ERICKSON, 90, of 119-B McCallum Manor, Canton, formerly of Philadelphia passed away Monday Dec. 1, 1986 at his residence. He was born Jan. 5, 1896 in Aland, Finland, a son of Felix and Lydia Westerlund Erickson. He retired from the Interior Milling in Philadelphia where he was a cabinet maker. Mr. Erickson was a member of Carpenter’s Union No. 8 of Philadelphia and a veteran of World War I. His survivors include his wife, Xenia. They were married 60 years Sept. 5, 1986. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Elsa) Walter of Canton RD 1; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service. –Towanda Daily Review
EVANS –INA (EVANS) SAWYER, 93, of RR 1, Troy, Pa. died Thursday, July 24, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1904 in Waverly, N.Y. a daughter of Edgar and Ella (Van Dyke) Evans. She is survived by sons, Walter A. Sawyer Jr. of Troy, Thomas H. Sawyer and special friend, E. J. Berlin of Oklahoma City, Okla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Nicholas Jabore of Elmira, N.Y., Leona and Roy Garrison Jr. of Troy; Bonnie and Gordon Richie of Louisville, Ky. And Marie P. Sherman of Columbia Cross Roads; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In is predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Walter A. Sawyer Sr. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy on Saturday, July 26, 1997 from 7 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home immediately after calling hours with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Union Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial contributions be made to the March of Dimes or to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review
EVANS –JANET L. MACMORRAN, well known business woman of North Towanda, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 24, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness. Born in Kingston, N.Y. she was the daughter of the late Robert D. and Mary T. Benz Evans. Janet and her late husband Jay Sinclair MacMorran owned and operated the Maple Lodge Motel and the United National real estate office in North Towanda for many years. Janet loved her family, life, people, music and was dedicated to her career until the time of her passing. She also enjoyed cooking and baking. Surviving her are two daughters and sons-in-law; Linda Hallett Dannemann and Charles Dannemann of New Bern, N.C., Glenna Hallett White of North Towanda; a daughter-in-law; Alice Hallett of Cadiz, Ky.; step-son; John S. MacMorran of North Towanda; grandchildren; Deena and Steve Potter of Towanda, Richard “Darrin” White of Elmira, N.Y., Dayne White of Charlotte, N.C., Jill Dannemann of Scottsdale, Az., Charles “Chad” Dannemann of Conroe, Tx.; 5 precious great-grandchildren; Ryan, Nicole and Alainna Stempel, Karina and Tyler Potter, her kitty “Puddy.” She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie C. Hallett on November 25, 1961 and Jay S. MacMorran on March 13, 1993, her son Allen L. Hallett on July of 1999, a granddaughter, Darci White on Oct. 11, 1970 and a brother, William A. Evans in September of 1982. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from noon to 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Emergency Medical Services, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Janet
The funeral for Janet L. (Hallett) Macmorran, of N. Towanda, was held Monday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, Pastor of the Towanda United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Pallbearers were: John MacMorran, Paul Delander, Stone Potter, Darrin White, Chad Dannemann and Dayne White
EVANS Leon C. "Whitey" Evans
affectionately known as "Whitey," 88, of Elmira, N.Y., died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Chemung County Nursing Facility, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with cancer. Leon was born on July 8, 1925, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Howard and Lettie M. Evans. He graduated from Sayre High School and joined the United States Navy where he served his country for four years as a Seaman First Class Carpenters Mate aboard the USS James E. Craig DE201 during the Pacific Theatre of World War II. He was then employed by Remington Rand, in Elmira, N.Y., until his retirement. On June 24, 1949, he married Dorothy Murphy in Sayre, Pa., and together they shared 32 years of marriage until Dorothy's death. Together Leon and Dorothy raised five children: Nancy, Connie, Terry, Margaret, and Leon Evans. On Sept. 27, 1988, Leon married Lettie Frutchey in Virginia, and together they shared 24 years of marriage until Leon's death. Leon enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He loved hunting with his son, Leon, grandson, Patrick, and special hunting friends James Donahoo, Bob Clark, Gene Wayman, and Ted Hinkle. He was very proud of his vegetable gardens over the years. He enjoyed his bassett hound, Angel. Leon served as Club Steward for 20 years and was past Post Commander of the VFW Post 1536. He was also the past VFW District 14 Commander. Leon was a life member of both VFW Post 1536 and the Sayre American Legion. Leon is survived by his loving wife, Lettie Evans of Elmira, N.Y.; children: Nancy (Larry) Riley of Athens, Pa., Connie (Gerald) Chandler of Milan, Pa., Margaret (Thomas) Willson of Rome, Pa., Leon H. (Mary) Evans of Horseheads, N.Y.; daughter-in-law Mary Evans of Waverly, N.Y.; four step-children, Milo (Janet) Osmun of Ventura, Calif., Sheryl (Ed) Patno of Pine City, N.Y., Sheila (Mike) Walton of Pine City, N.Y., and Sharon (Joseph) Hauryski of Campbell, N.Y. Leon is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Scott Riley (Felix Santos) of Norfolk, Va., Carrie (Scott) Grohol of Athens, Pa., Patrick (Judy) Riley, Norfolk, Va., Jason Chandler (Karla Nero) of Athens, Pa., Gerald (Michelle) Chandler of Rome, Pa., Dale (Felicia) Chandler of Milan, Pa., Brent (Christy) Chandler of Towanda, Pa., Sherri (Glen) Sauers of Killeen, Texas, Todd (Jennifer) Evans of Okinawa, Japan, Angela (Robert) Houghtaling of Franklindale, Pa., Faith (Kyle) Bellinger of Indiana, Pa., and Jessica (Alva) Chandler of Lockwood, N.Y.; as well as many great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Leon was predeceased by his first wife, and mother of his children, Dorothy Murphy Evans on Feb. 26, 1981; son Terry E. Evans on Jan. 11, 2010; parents Howard Evans and Lettie M. Wood; sisters Lena Baxter, Florence Baxter, and Frances Evans; and brother Howard Evans. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chemung County Nursing Facility activities department in memory of Leon C. Evans. A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. The celebration of Leon's life will be held at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, with Rev. James Donahoo and Rev. Richard Vieldhouse honoring Leon's memory at 2 p.m. A special tribute to Leon's life will be presented on DVD during the funeral service. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pennsylvania. Sayre Morning Times – September 17, 2013
EVANS –MERIEL MARY EVANS GOWIN, 82, of Mountain Lake, Burlington Township, died June 1, 2003, at her home. Meriel was born in Plymouth Pa., on July 27, 1920. She was the daughter of the late John Frances Evans and Leona Prathero Evans. She worked at Rynvelds for one year, Sayre Area School District for 10 years, and the Bradford County Manor for two years. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a friend of the Christ Episcopal Church and the Reverend Maureen Hipple. She is survived by two brothers, Joseph Ruiz, of Stroudsburg, Pa., Ronald Ruiz, of Dover, NJ; a special cousin, Linda Edwards, of Manhattan, NY;[Survivors wish to remain anonymous] The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Maureen Hipple officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family request that Memorial contributions be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, OH in Mrs. Gowin’s memory. Buried Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. –Towanda Daily Review.
EVERTS - Genevieve M. [Everts] Roloson, age 82 of Columbia Cross
Roads, PA, died on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at Troy Hospital, Troy, PA. She
was born on March 11, 1923, the daughter of the late Walter and Agnes Everts.
Genevieve was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, the Sylvania Ladies
aid, and a member of the Endless Mountains Maple Producers Association.
Genevieve is survived by her husband, Lawrence M. Roloson; sons, Ralph E. and
Connie Roloson, Martin W. and Louise Roloson, Dale L. and Kathy Roloson and
Alan L. and Roxanne Roloson, all of Troy, PA; a brother, Hartley [Esther]
Everts of Troy, PA; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; several nieces
and nephews. Genevieve is preceded in by a son, Keith G. Roloson in 1963;
brother, Bernard Everts and a sister, Edna Van Alstine. Family and friends are
invited to call at the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Sylvania, PA on Thursday,
September 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2
p.m. with eh Rev. Jasper Smith and Rev. John Hickok officiating. Arrangements
have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial contributions
in Genevieve’s name may be made to the Sylvania Lions Club, P.O. Box 5,
Sylvania, PA 16945 or the Endless Maple Producers Association, c/o Andy Dewing,
HC 34 Box 31, Warren Center, PA 18851 - Troy Gazette-Register, September 29,