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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
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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



STEVE KALO, 76, of Monroeton, died Thursday evening Oct. 20, 1983, at his home.  He was born Dec. 25, 1906, in Austria, the son of Mike and Matrona Kalo.  He married the former Isabell Moll, Dec. 9, 1933, in Binghamton, N.Y.  Steve was employed by General Electric in Elmira, N.Y. for over 32 years retiring from there in 1972.  He was a member of St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church in Lopez.  He is survived by his wife Isabell; a son, Max S. Kalo of Monroeton; two daughters; Mrs. Harold (Mary Ann) Haverly of Monroeton and Mrs. Richard (Janice) Morrison of Granville Summit; a stepson, William Eugene Harman of Centerville, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.  A burial service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Lepa of St. Vladimir Church, Lopez, as celebrant.  Interment will be in Bradford Co. Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.

KAPELLE Avis - Avis Kapelle Kinsman, 86, formerly of Charles Street, Towanda, Pa., died
Thursday evening, June 24, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born Nov. 19, 1923, in Arlington, S.D., she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Marie Kapelle. Avis received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Columbia University in New York City. She was employed by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., for 20 years and subsequently served as a social worker for the Bradford County Department of Public Assistance in Towanda for 10 years. Avis later served as a tour guide for the Catawissa Bus Service. Avis was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda. She was active politically, volunteering in many election campaigns. Avis also directed a chapter of diet workshop in Towanda. In earlier years, she served as a den mother for Cub Scouts and volunteered her time in many other charitable activities. It was easy to love Avis, and so many people did. She had an upbeat personality and a sunny disposition. She never held a grudge and was not inclined to speak ill of anyone. Avis had a quick wit and loved people, especially children. She cared for hundreds of children as a nurse in New York City during the polio epidemic. Above all, she was a nurturer and a most compassionate person. Avis hated war and the thought of children going to bed hungry. She also hated the suffering that exists in this world for no reason other than the lack of basic medical care. She did what she could during her life to battle those conditions. Surviving are: her sons, Mark K. Kinsman and his wife Sally of Towanda, and Keith G. Kinsman and his wife Ellie of Towanda; grandchildren, Marie Bardell and her husband Joe of Wysox, Pa., Kevin K. Kinsman of Lake Placid, N.Y., Benjamin J. Kinsman of Towanda, Cathryn "Katie" J. Kinsman of Towanda, Charles Saxon of Towanda, and Christina Saxon of Towanda; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Alex, Aaron, Adalynn, Zachary, Gage, Octavius, Athena, Trevor and Spencer; a sister-in-law, Janice Kappelle of Arlington, S.D.; a grandson-in-law, John Boyer of Towanda; as well as several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Kinsman, on Sept. 11, 1992, and her brother, Belden Kappelle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may directed to the Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, in Avis Kappelle Kinsman's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, June 27, 2010

KARGE - FLUETTA I. REESER
 Fluetta I. Reeser, 81, of Athens, RR 1, PA, died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on February 1, 1994 following an extended illness. Born March 24, 1912 in Dushore, PA, she was the daughter of Charles and Sarah Karge.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sayre. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Everett, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Ruth) Brown of Troy; sons and their wives, Leon and Carole Reeser of Palm Harbor, FL and Larry and Virginia Reeser of Greenfield, IN; a brother, Ralph Karge of Dushore; a sister, Mildred Richley of Dushore; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. (TGR, Thursday, February 10, 1994)

KEIR - BESSIE E. WARD
 Bessie E. Ward, 83, of Gillett RR 1, died Tuesday, September 3, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born June 18, 1908 in Ulster, the daughter of George and Libby Morley Keir. She was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for 40 years. Mrs. Ward graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College and taught school for several years. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth M. Ward; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Mary Ward of Columbia Cross Roads RR2 and Robert and Nancy Ward of Yuma, AZ; daughter, Mrs. Patricia Shedden of Wysox; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, George Keir of Ulster, Delbert Keir of Philadelphia, Walter Keir of Teachey, NC and Ted Keir of Athens; sisters, Mary Harris of Ulster and Esther Stuart of Teachey, NC; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Dowd, in 1990. Funeral services were held September 7 at the Berrytown Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Keith Miller and the Rev. David Larson officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church. (TGR, Thursday, September 12, 1991)

MARILOU KEIR, 61, of RR 1, Box 348, Ulster, Pa., died Saturday Feb. 24, 1996 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born July 15, 1934, in North Ghent, she was the daughter of Blair and Daisy Larcom Keir.  She graduated from the Rome High School in 1955.  She was a member of the North Ghent United Methodist Church as well as its pianist for over 40 years, treasurer of the church, treasurer of the United Methodist Women, and treasurer of the parsonage board and P.P.R.  She owned her own tax accounting service, bookkeeping service and notary public.  She was a lifetime member of the No. 1363 Sheshequin Grange and the Bradford Pomona Grange, and the state and federal grange.  She was a member of the Towanda Professional Business Women’s Association.  She loved people, her family and her church.  She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law; Howard and Connie Keir of Ulster RR; her nieces and nephews; Jason of Murray, Ky., Joshua of State College, Pa., Kristy of Athens and Kimberly of Ulster RR 1; a stepbrother, Walter Hasenfus of Atlanta, Ga.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends may call at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Darling, her former pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to the North Ghent United Methodist Church in care of Howard Keir, RR 1, Box 376, Ulster, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KEIR –MARY KEIR HARRIS, 89, formerly of Ulster and Sheshequin, Pa., died at the Tioga Nursing Facility on Tuesday, July 4, 2000, after a period of declining health.  Born Sept. 4, 1910, in North Ghent, she was the daughter of George and Libbie Morley Keir.  She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Waverly, N.Y., and a former member of the Ulster Study Club.  Mary was a counselor at the Loyalsock Methodist Youth Camp and was noted for her public readings.  She was predeceased by her husband, Ervin, in 1991; three sisters, Beatrice Dowd, Bessie Ward and infant Marjorie; and brother, George Keir.  Surviving are stepchildren, Mrs. Al (JoAnn) Celecki of Pittsford, N.Y. and Mrs. Robert (Celia) Rice of Hallona, Neb.; stepson and daughter-in-law, Donald and Barbara Harris of Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Mrs. Esther Stuart of Wallace, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ted and Evelyn Keir of Athens, Walter and Nellie Gray Keir of Teachey, N.C., and Delbert and Margo Keir of Souderton, Pa.; 10 step-grandchildren and 21 step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 135 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y., on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.  The services of funeral and committal will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Faler, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will provide their own flowers.  Memorial donations may be made to the C.M.A. Church, 135 Chemung St., Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KEIR - Thomas Kenneth Keir, 76, of Sayre, Pa., died on Thursday, July 2, 2009.  He was born on Sept. 2, 1932, in Ridley Park, Pa., a son of the late Kenneth Keir and Alice J. (WRIGHT) Keir MAYS.  Tom was a 1950 graduate of Rome High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was the loving husband of Mary Lou (TIENKEN) Keir and would have celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 21 of this year.  He was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and Rome Lodge No. 418 F&AM and a life member of the Greater Valley EMS.  Tom was the owner of Credit Control Investigations.  He is survived by his wife; children, Tammy and Gary Rogers of Rochester, N.Y., and LuAnn and Tim Young of Sayre; his sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Jim Carleton of Wellsboro, Pa.; his grandchildren, Matt Rogers and Katie Morrissey, Ben Rogers, Kristine and Matt Podolinski, Tyler Young and Kelsey Young; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Lois, Nancy, Barb, Brandon and Stacie Hutter and Sue, Chet, Kyle and Colleen Brown.  Tom was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Irene Tienken, and grandson, Kenny Young.  Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at the Waverly United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield and the Rev. James Donahoo officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Guthrie Hospice or to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Pa.  06 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

KELLEY –ALICE M. MOSIER, RR 2, Box 76, Wyalusing, Pa., died on Friday, April 14, 1995, at the Tompkins County Community Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in Durell, Pa., the daughter of Albert and Adora Irvine Kelley, she lived most of her life in the Towanda area.  Her greatest interest in life was her extended family.  She was predeceased by her husband, Guyle, in 1972 and her daughter, Althea McEwan in 1991.  She is survived by her children and their spouses; Shirley and John Williams of Wyalusing, G. Edward and Gloria Mosier of Towanda RR 2, Patricia and Richard Moss of Milan RR 1, Joan and Philip Larsen of Kings Ferry, N.Y., Francis (Duke) and Toni Mosier of Towanda RR 4 and Charles and Marlene Mosier of Towanda RR 4; 25 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held there Tuesday at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, 150 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELLEY –BRENDA JOYCE KELLEY SWINGLE, 56, of Chestnut Hills Apartments, Towanda RR 3, died Sunday morning, Aug. 29, 1999, at Memorial Hospital.  Born Sept. 1, 1942, in Towanda, she was a daughter of Joyce E. Potter Kelley and the late Elwyn F. “Sam” Kelley.  Brenda was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1961, and was formerly employed by E.I. DuPont and GTE Sylvania in Towanda.  Brenda was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church and of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary.  Surviving are her children, Clinton J. Swingle of Dallas, Texas, Charles D. Swingle Jr., of Towanda, Wayne D. Swingle of Granbury, Texas, Lisa A. Swingle of Granbury, Texas, Denise D. “De” Swingle of Towanda, Christine L. “Red” Swingle of Towanda and Tammy S. Homet of Towanda; 15 grandchildren; her mother, Joyce E. Kelley of Towanda; four brothers, Gregory J. Kelley of Rome, James L. Kelley of Towanda, Colin D. “Bud” Kelley of Towanda and Francis D. “Toy” Kelley of Fitchburg, Mass.; two sisters, Amy J. Kelley and Susan K. Kelley, both of Towanda; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Elwyn F. “Sam” Kelley, on May 30, 1984.  The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at noon at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Pastor A. Michele Somerville of the North Towanda United Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

COLIN DOUGLAS ‘BUD’ KELLEY SR., 59, of 620 Second St., Towanda died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre.  Born Sept. 15, 1943, in Sayre, he was a son of Joyce e. Potter Kelley and the late Elwyn F. “Sam” Kelley.  Colin was a graduate of Towanda High School and later served in the U.S. Army.  In prior years, Colin was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, and Martin Oil Co. and Towanda Wholesale in Towanda.  Colin later served as grounds caretaker for the late Miss Mildred Sweet in North Towanda for 20 years.  Colin was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Colin D. Kelley Jr. and Tina Ferris Kelley of Towanda; his mother Joyce Potter Kelley of Towanda; three brothers, Francis “Toy” Kelley and his wife, Kyone A. E. Kelley, of Fitchburg, Mass., James Kelley Sr. of Towanda, and Gregory Kelley and his wife, Julia Kelley, of Rome; two sisters, Amy Kelley of Towanda and Susan Kelley of Towanda; his nephews and nieces, Capt. Thomas D. Kelley, Sayjana Kelley and Jane Marie Valadez, all of Massachusetts, James Kelley Jr. and Billie Jo Kelley of Towanda, Christy Saring and Joseph Saring of Monroeton, Derek Kelley and Jason Kelley of Rome, Clinton J. Swingle, Lisa A. Swingle, Wayne Swingle and Denise D. Swingle, all of Texas, and Christine Swingle Johnson, Charles D. Swingle and Tammy L. Swingle Home, all of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by his father, Elwyn F. “Sam” Kelley on May 30, 1984, and a sister, Brenda Swingle, on Aug. 29, 1999, on Aug. 29, 1999.  The funeral service will be held Monday, April 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor A. Michele Somerville of the North Towanda United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELLEY  Colin Douglas "Bud" Kelley Sr., 59, of 620 Second St., Towanda, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre. Born Sept. 15, 1943, in Sayre, he was a son of Joyce E. Potter KELLEY and the late Elwyn F. "Sam" KELLEY. Colin was a graduate of Towanda High School and later served in the U.S. Army. In prior years, Colin was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, and Martin Oil Co. and Towanda Wholesale in Towanda. Colin later served as grounds caretaker for the late Miss Mildred SWEET in North Towanda for 20 years. Colin was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Colin D. Kelley Jr. and Tina Ferris Kelley of Towanda; his mother, Joyce Potter Kelley of Towanda; three brothers, Francis "Toy" KELLEY and his wife, Kyone A.E. Kelley, of Fitchburg, Mass., James Kelley Sr. of Towanda, and Gregory Kelley and his wife, Julia Kelley, of Rome; two sisters, Amy Kelley of Towanda and Susan Kelley of Towanda; his nephews and nieces, Capt. Thomas D. Kelley, Sayjana Kelley and Jane Marie Valadez, all of Massachusetts, James Kelley Jr. and Billie Jo Kelley of Towanda, Christy Saring and Joseph Saring of Monroeton, Derek Kelley and Jason Kelley of Rome, Clinton J. Swingle, Lisa A. Swingle, Wayne Swingle and Denise D. Swingle, all of Texas, and Christine Swingle Johnson, Charles D. Swingle and Tammy L. Swingle Homet, all of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by his father, Elwyn F. "Sam" Kelley on May 30, 1984, and a sister, Brenda Swingle, on Aug. 29, 1999. The funeral service will be held Monday, April 7, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor A. Michele Somerville of the North Towanda United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

DURWOOD W. (PETE) KELLEY, age 71, of 122 Main St., Wellsburg, formerly of Mosherville, PA, Wednesday, September 28, 1988 in Winter Springs, Fl.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there immediately following calling hours at 4 p.m. Rev. Carolyn Byrne of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA, at the convenience of the family.  Survived by his wife Mildred; son and daughter-in-law, Drewmont and Bonnie Kelley of Ocoee, FL; brother, Carl Kelley of Binghamton, NY; half-brother, Max Kelley of Breinigsville, PA; grandsons, Ricky and Steve Kelley, both of Winter Springs, FL; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Kelley was a retired employee of the Hilliard Corp. Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

Elwyn F. “Sam” KELLEY, age 62, of 519 Fourth St., Towanda, died Wednesday evening, may 30, 1984 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born August 3, 1921, in Johnson City, NY he was a son of James and Carrie Bunyan Kelley.  He was a veteran of WW II serving in the US Army in the Pacific Theater.  Mr. Kelley recently retired fro Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, following 25 years of service.  He was also employed at Ames Dept. Store and Fox Chase Farms in Towanda.  He was an active member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, the former Joyce E. Potter; three daughters: Amy J. Kelley, Susan K. Kelley and Mrs. Brenda J. Swingle, all of Towanda; four sons:  Colin D. (Bud) Kelley of Towanda, Francis D. Kelley of Aberdine, Maryland, James L. Kelley of Towanda and Gregory J. Kelley of Ulster; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers: Durwood Kelley of Wellsburg, NY and Max James Kelley of Allentown, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 pm at the North Towanda United Methodist Church with his pastor the Rev. Albert E. Cox officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford county memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7-9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Towanda American Legion Post #42 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery on Sunday afternoon.  Troy Gazette Register

ELWYN F. ‘SAM’ KELLEY, 62, of 519 Fourth St., Towanda, died Wednesday evening, May 30, 1984 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the North Towanda United Methodist Church with his pastor, the Rev. Albert E. Cox officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7-9 at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Towanda American Legion Post #42 will conduct full military honors at the cemetery on Sunday afternoon. –Towanda Daily Review.

EMMERSON KELLEY
 Emmerson S. Kelley, 78, of PO Box 5, Canton, PA, died Wednesday, December 29, 1993 at the Williamsport Hospital Medical Center. He was born October 1915 in Laceyville, PA, the son of Richard and Cora Repture Kelley. He was formerly employed with the Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton. Mr. Kelley served with the US Army during World War II and received the following decorations:  the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Dick and Judy Kelley of Canton, Larry and Gale Kelley of Canton and Kevin and Annie Kelley of Canton; daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Harry Lammy of Canton, Barb and Harry Reid of Lisbon Falls, ME, Jane and Don and Don Cooke of East Troy and Lorraine and Tom Rusk of Canton; 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Norma and Ed Chubbuck, Alice and Howard Watson and Blanche Bennett, all of Rome, PA and Frances Kelley of Montrose, PA; several special nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard, in 1974; his mother, Cora Repture Kelley in 1970; his wife, Ruth Bennett Kelley, in 1985; a son, Ronald Kelley, in 1976; and a granddaughter, Rhonda Kelley, in 1981. There were no services at the wishes of Mr. Kelley with arrangements by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 28, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, January 6, 1994)

LEO M. KELLEY, 65, of Canton RD 1 died Nov. 7, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born May 23, 1919 in LeRoy, Pa., the son of Arthur and Alice Percival Kelley.  Mr. Kelley was a retired maintenance employee at the Canton Area School District.  He was an Army Air force World War II veteran, having served 38 months overseas.  He was a member of the Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714 and the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429.  He was a member and a deacon of the Grover Church of Christ.  Surviving are his wife of 35 years, the former D. Jane Herman, one daughter, Sharon Kelley of Limmerick, Pa.; four stepchildren, Mrs. Douglas (Marlene) Wilber of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Armand (Joan) Vartabedian of Bedford, N.Y., Mrs. Marjorie Pope of Orlando Fla., Frank Husted of Granville Summit, 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Crandell of Monroeton RD !, Laura Mulcahy of Tunkhannock and Betty Mushock of Hazelton; nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Will Strunk officiating.  Military honors will be accorded by Canton VFW Post No. 714.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park at Luthers Mills.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Saturday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.  The Canton Moose Lodge will conduct services at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home for their departed brother.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELLEY, MARTIN C.,    Martin C. Kelley, 70, of Troy RD1, died March 6, 1985 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit following an extended illness.  Born October 2, 1914 in West Franklin, he was the son of Eugene and Mabel Kelley.  Mr.Kelley was a retired typewriter aligner with 25 years of service with the Remington Rand Co. of Elmira.He served with the Marine Corps during World War II for four years.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Alice Thomas; son, Dennis and his wife Theresa Kelley of Granville Summit; stepson, James Carnagie and wife, Kathy of Red Lion, PA; stepson, William Carnagie and wife, Rosalie of Elmira; two grandchildren, Colleen and Alan Kelley of Granville Summit; several step-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Bahr, Elmira; brother, Earl Kelley, also of Elmira.  He was predeceased by a half-brother, Mort Kelley.  Funeral services were held March 8 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Edward Thigpen, pastor of the Sugar Creek United Methodist parish officiating.  Interment is to be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Kelley’s memory.  (TGR March 14, 1985)

RHONDA GENE KELLEY, 19, of Troy RD 3, died June 21, 1981 as the result of an automobile accident.  She was born April 16, 1962 in Blossburg, Pa., a daughter of Ronald and Carolyn Greene Kelley.  She was a nurses aide at the Bradford County Manor.  She was a graduate of the class of 1980 at Troy High School.  She attended West Burlington United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Welch of Troy RD 3; stepfather, Richard Welch of Troy RD 3; brother, Ronald Kelley of Troy RD 3; stepbrothers, Rick Welch of Troy and randy Welch of Coudersport, Pa.; stepsisters, Sharon Warren of Pontiac, Ill. And Debbie Bailey of Bloomington, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Ollie Greene of Monroeton, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Emerson and Ruth Kelley of Canton, Pa.; several aunts and uncles.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the west Burlington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELLOGG –JEAN VANALSTINE, 91, of Smithfield Twp., PA passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 at home with her family by her side. She was born on April 1, 1923 in East Smithfield Twp., PA, the daughter of the late Levi and Emma Breece Kellogg. Jean was employed as a Caseworker for the Children's Services in Towanda, PA, retiring in 1983 after 16 years of service. She was a lifelong resident of East Smithfield and a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church. She owned with her husband Erwin the Kellogg Farm in East Smithfield, and she loved farming and the animals. Jean enjoyed crocheting, reading, and crossword puzzles. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She is predeceased by her husband Erwin VanAlstine in 1995, son Mark Hale, brothers Harold, Frank, Alfred, and Ralph Kellogg, and sister, Florence Kellogg. Jean is survived by her children Sharon Collins of Burlington Twp., PA, Anne and Raymond Cole of Ulster, PA, and Julie and David Niederriter of Marble, PA, 2 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther's Mills, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Jean's memory to: East Smithfield United Methodist Church, Church Street, East Smithfield, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/27/2014

KELLOGG - Keith Kellogg, 54, of Waverly, N.Y. went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at Elder Wood Nursing Home.  He was born on Nov. 19, 1953, the son of Ernie Kellogg and Alice Vanderhoof Kellogg.  He was well-known in Waverly, riding his bicycle and later a resident of the Waverly Community group home on Ithaca Street in Waverly. He was predecessed by his parents, sisters, Yvonne Stewart, Jill Johnson, Vicky Wright, and brother Dick Newberry.  Keith is survived by his brothers miles Kellogg of Waverly and friend Virginia Johnston, Ernie and Mary Kellogg of Elmira, and Jack Newberry of Florida; special neices Isabella Miller-Eberlin and Nicole Kellogg.  Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 at Demunne Funeral Home, 36 Conklin Ave., Binghamton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning at St. James Church, Chemung St., Waverly. Burial will follow at Bradford County Cemetery, Luthers Mills.  RHW.  The Sayre Morning Times

RALPH J. KELLOGG, 83, OF Ransomville, N.Y. formerly of East Smithfield, Pa. was called to be with the Lord, Saturday afternoon, April 24, 2004 at the Newfane, N.Y. Nursing Home.  Mr. Kellogg was the son of the late Emma and Levi Kellogg of East Smithfield, Pa.  Ralph served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  He has been retired for several years with declining health.  He loved his home, church, garden, friends and hunting and fishing.   Ralph is survived by one sister, Jean VanAlstine of East Smithfield, Pa.  He was predeceased by his parents, one sister, Florence Booth and three brothers, Harold, Alfred and Frank.  He is also survived by his special friends, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. McGraw and Mr. and Mrs. David Hake and family and his church family.  There will be no calling hours, as Ralph donated his body to the University of Buffalo for research.  A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Bible Church, Newfane, N.Y.  He will be buried at a later date in the family plot in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELTZ –BEVERLY A. (KELTZ) COLE, 67 of Troy, Pa., died on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  She was the wife of Roger H. Cole of Troy.  The couple married on June 29, 1963, and had 43 years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  The funeral service will be held after the viewing at 8 p.m. Thursday.  The Rev. Garry Zuber will be officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family and will take place at Bradford County Memorial Park.  Beverly was born on June 11, 1939, in Canton, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Volney and Edna Keltz.  Beverly was a 1957 Canton High School graduate, and earned her practical nursing degree from the Binghamton School of Nursing.  Beverly spent her whole nursing career at the Troy Hospital; she worked there from the time she was in high school till she retired in 1984.  Beverly loved her family and they include her husband, Roger; son, David V. (Diana) Cole of Troy; grandson, Brody F. Cole; brother, John Keltz of Wyoming; and several nieces and nephews.  Her parents and a brother, Ward Keltz, preceded Beverly in death.  Contributions may be made to Troy Hospital, 100 Johns St., Troy, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

KEMP –HELEN V. COLLEY, 86, of Canton and a former long-time resident of Leroy, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday morning, Feb. 11, 2005, at the Bradford County Manor, following a brief stay.  Helen was born on Sept 18, 1918, in Baltimore, MD.  She was a daughter of the late Clinton and Helen (Mathany) Kemp.  On Sept. 19, 1940, Helen married Lyman “Bud” Colley, and they were blessed with over 49 years before his passing in 1990.  In 1950  Helen and Bud moved to Leroy Township, where she established a poultry farm.  Helen helped in supporting her family by selling eggs to most of the area’s small general stores.  She was no stranger to hard work and those who knew her would say “jack of all trades”.   Whatever the task Helen saw it through until its completion.  She always had a large garden that included fruit trees and berry bushes from which she made wonderful pies, jams and cakes.  Helen had a great love of flowers and enjoyed working in her numerous flowerbeds around her home.  She especially loved roses, and her favorite was the yellow rose.  Shortly following Bud’s passing, Helen moved to Canton, where she would reside for the next 15 years.  Mrs. Colley was a woman guided through life by her faith in the Lord.  She was an active member of the Leroy Independent Baptist Church and served as church secretary and an Awana youth leader.  A loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Helen cherished her family and community.  She is survived by: her son, John Colley of Conklin, N.Y.; her daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Lynn Kinch of Granville Summit; four grandchildren, Clinton (Misty) Colley, Audra (George) Lounsberry, Jared Colley and Logan Kinch; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Morrisey of Baltimore, MD., and Joan (Fran) Faleski of Cathy’s Valley, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Hill of Sheshequin, Pa.; and also nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Bud, Mrs. Colley was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Jayne Colley, and two brothers-in-law, James Morrisey and Carl Hill.  Her family invites friends to call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the funeral home with Lay Pastor Mr. David Martin and the Rev. Bill Pepper officiating.  Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Those who wish may consider a memorial contribution in Helen’s name to The Leroy Independent Baptist Church, RR1, Canton, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review.

KENDALL –F. WINEOGENE (WINNIE) MALLORY, 75, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa., formerly of Troy, died Dec. 25, 1987 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  She was born March 1, 1912, in Canton, Pa.,  the daughter of Orange and Hattie Chaapel Kendall.  She was a member of the Troy Baptist Church, the Troy Rebekah, the troy Senior Citizens, a past member of Lincoln Grange of Bentley Creek, Pa., and for many years was a cook in the cafeteria at the Croman Elementary School in Troy.  She is survived by a son, Edward Dryer, Jr., of Spring, Texas; daughters, Mrs. John (Virginia) Wood of York, Pa.; Mrs. Robert (Jean) Tower of Baxter, Tenn.; Mrs. Gerald (Betty) Coe of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Jeff (Deborah) Wilson of Elmira, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence Kendall of Dallas, Texas; Floyd Kendall of Williamsport and Robert R. Kendall of Troy; sisters, Mrs. Keith (Pauline) Watts of Canton; Mrs. Llewellyn (Peggy) Ameigh of Gillett; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Mallory, in 1965 and sister, Harriet Spencer, in 1972.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, 110 West Main St., Troy, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Baptist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KENDALL –M. HAZEL WILCOX, 95, widow of Claude E. Wilcox, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, and of Athens, died Friday afternoon, June 16, 1995, at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Elkland Township, Pa.  Born May 9, 1900, in Masten, Lycoming County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Morey and Addie Campbell Kendall.  Hazel was a well-known dress maker in the area for may years.  She was employed by Bell Knitting in Sayre during World War II and later sewed for the Martha Lloyd School in Troy.  Mrs. Wilcox loved her family and enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren.  Hazel enjoyed genealogy and spent many months in extensive research and documentation of the Wilcox family genealogy, which resulted in a published family book.  Hazel was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church and the Bradford County Historical Society.  Surviving are: her children and their spouses: Alice W. Roof of New Albany RR 2, Emery E. and Barbara Wilcox of DuBois, Pa., Mary W. and Donald Foster of Towanda, Caulde and Emily Wilcox of Towanda RR 4, Harold E. and Leiselotte Wilcox of Sterling, Va., Donald E. Wilcox of Albion, N.Y., and Mrs. Lauren (Betty) Wilcox of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by; her husband of 68 years, Claude E. Wilcox, on Jan. 11, 1989, and a son Lauren A. Wilcox, on May 16, 1991.  The funeral service will be held Monday, June 19, 1995, at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford county Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to: East Smithfield Federated Church, P.O. Box 7, East Smithfield, Pa. in Mrs. Wilcox’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT G. KENDALL, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, 74, of Troy, died at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, with his wife and children by his side.  He was born Dec. 26, 1926, in Granville Township, a son of the late Louis and Mae (Shedden) Kendall.  Bob attended the Windfall grade school and graduated from Troy High School in 1945.  On Aug. 14, 1947, Bob married the former Barbara Newell.  Together, they raised three children.  Bob was employed by Great Lakes Forwarding Corp. and M&G Convoy for 45 years until his retirement in 1992.  Next to his family, traveling all over the Northeast delivering cars was one of his greatest loves.  Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy.  He was also a member of the Teamsters Union and the Canton Moose Lodge.  Bob was a former member of the Trojan Booster Club.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Steve Sterling of Gillett; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Donna Kendall of Gillett; son, Richard Kendall of Troy; four grandchildren, Clint Harkness of Gillett, Jodi Harkness of Wilkes-Barre, Nicole Kendall and Michelle Kendall, both of Gillett; two great-grandchildren, Allyssa Hicks and Kourtney Harkness; brothers and sisters-in-law, Merle and Jean Kendall and Jack and Nelda Kendall, all of Troy; sisters-in-law, Betty Kendall of Troy, Ruth Kendall of Virginia and Juanita Raymond of Millerton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Bob is predeceased by his daughter, Sheila Mae Kendall; brothers, Philip, Clifford and Wayne Kendall.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 22 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE E. “ED” KENNEDY, 92, Troy, died Sept. 27, 2005 at Bradford County Manor, West Burlington.  Born on Dec. 3, 1912, he was the son of the late George F. and Zada (Storrs) Kennedy.  Ed as everyone knew him attended Troy United Methodist Church and worked for the Troy School District in maintenance.  Surviving are his wife, Lois Eloise (Terry) Kennedy, son, John (Betty) Kennedy, Wysox, PA; daughter, Florence Barrett, Pottstown, PA; brother, Marshall “Bud” (Doris) Kennedy, Horseheads, NY; sisters; Erma (Wendell) Turner, Naples, FL; Jane Carn, Williamsport, Mary (Robert) Bachman, Pine City, NY; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, brothers, Charles Earl Kennedy, Harold Kennedy, Frederick D. Kennedy, and sisters, Lois K. Mitstifer and Helen Hewitt, preceded Mr. Kennedy in death.  A graveside service was held Sept. 30 at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA, with the Rev. Richard Noggle officiating.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HAROLD E. KENNEDY SR., 82, of Roaring Branch RR 1, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Oct. 29, 1917, in Granville, he was a son of the late George and Zada Storrs Kennedy.  As a young man, Harold graduated from Troy High School, Class of 1937.  On Nov. 10, 1939, he married the former Dorothy Jean Kittle in Millerton, Pa.  Harold was employed by the former Troy Foundry for many years until its closure in 1959.  He then accepted a position with the J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg, retiring as a foreman in 1983.  Mr. Kennedy was a member of the Newelltown United Methodist Church.  He was a former member and chief of the Troy Fire Co.; Troy Lions Club; the Elmira Foundryman’s Association; and the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, where he served as an elder and deacon.  Harold was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He was an avid bowler and hunter and loved gardening.  Harold was an antique-car enthusiast.  He took great pride in restoring his 1930 Ford Model-A, which he enjoyed taking to car shows throughout the area.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years.  Dorothy Jean Kennedy at home; two daughters and sons-in-law; Kay Helen and Stanley Saxton of Granville Summit and Barbara Joy and Clarence Stone of Williamsport; a son and daughter-in-law; Harold Jr. (“Buzz”) and Kathleen Kennedy of Canton; seven grandchildren and their spouses; Rebecca and Gary Polly and Henry and Lois Saxton, all of Granville Summit, Emilie and John Ormond of Smithfield, Va., Martha and Craig Havens of Troy, Rodney and Virginia Stone of Hazleton, Pa., Marcellyn Stone of Lusvy, MD., and Sarah Kennedy of  Canton; seven great-grandchildren: Melissa and Tabitha Saxton, Lucas and Isaac Havens, and Patrick John Henry and Benjamin Ormond; three sisters and brothers-in-law; Erma and Wendell Turner of Naples, Fla., Jane Carn of Williamsport, and Mary and Robert Bachman of Pine City, N.Y.; two brothers and sisters-in-law; George E. and Eloise Kennedy of Troy and Marshall (Bud) and Doris Kennedy of Horseheads, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Kennedy was predeceased by two sisters, Lois Mitstifer and Helen Hewitt, and two brothers, Earl and Fred Kennedy.   A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with the Rev. Francis Montgomery and Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to the Newelltown United Methodist Church, c/o RR1, Box 216, Roaring Branch, Pa. in Mr. Kennedy’s memory.  –Towanda Daily review.

Harold E. KENNEDY SR. age 82, of Roaring Branch RR 1, PA, died Monday, Arpil 10, 2000 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born October 29, 1917 in Granville, PA, He was a son of the late George and Zada Storrs Kennedy.  As a young man, Harold graduated from Troy High School, Class of 1937.  In 1939 on November 10, he married the former Dorothy Jean Kittle in Millerton, PA.  He was employed by the former Troy Foundry until its closing in 1959 and then accepted a position with the J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg, retiring as foreman in 1983.  He was a member of the Newelltown United Methodist Church.  He was a former member and chief of the Troy Fire Company.  Troy Lions Club, The Elmira Foundryman’s Association and the Ogdensburg Church of Christ where he served as an elder and deacon.  Harold was an antique car enthusiast and took great pride in restoring and showing his 1930 Model A Ford.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Jean Kennedy, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Kay Helen and Stanley Saxton of Granville Summit and Barbara Joy and Clarence Stone of Williamsport, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Harold Jr. (Buzz) and Kathleen Kennedy of Canton; grandchildren and their spouses, Rebecca and Gary Polly and Henry and Lori Saxton, all of Granville Summit, Emilie and John Ormond of Smithfield, VA Martha and Craig Havens of Troy, PA, Rodney and Virginia Stone of Hazleton, PA.  Marcellyn Stone of Lusby, MD and Sarah Kennedy of Canton; great-grandchildren, Melissa and Tabitha Saxton, Lucas and Isaac Havens and Patrick , John Henry and Benjamin Ormond; sisters and brothers-in-law, Erma and Wendell Turner of Naples, FL, Jane Carn of Williamsport, PA and Mary and Robert Bachman of Pine City, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, George E. and Eloise Kennedy of Troy and Marshall (Bud) and Doris Kennedy of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Kennedy was predeceased by his sisters, Lois Mitsifer and Helen Hewitt and two brothers, Earl and Fred Kennedy.  Memorial services were to be held April 13 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Revs. Francis Montgomery and Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Donations may be directed to the Newelltown United Methodist Church, c/o RR 1, Box 216, Roaring Branch, PA 17765 in Mr. Kennedy’s memory.  Troy Gazette Register

MURRAY KENT
Murray Kent, 64, of Troy, PA died Saturday, December 30, 1995 at home. He was employed with the A&P Company in Horseheads, NY for 17 years and with the Paxar Company in Troy for 10 years. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Troy American Legion Post 49. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Bauman Kent; daughter, Deborah Kent of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law, William and Linda Kent of Roseville, PA; son, Danny Kent of Troy; three grandchildren, Rachel Kent, Ty Kent and Billie Kent; brothers, James Woodward of Sayre, PA, Merle Woodward of Apple Valley, CA and Walter Kent of Troy, PA; sister, Wilma Crosby of Coudersport, PA; several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR Thursday, January 4, 1996)

KENT   Walter L. "Baldy" or "Walt" Kent, 72, of Troy, Pa., died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010. He was at home surrounded by his loving family.  Walt was born on June 5, 1937, in Troy, Pa., son of the late Walter and Leah (MASON) Kent. Walt graduated from Troy High School, class of 1955. He served his country in the U.S. Army where he became an MP. After his discharge from the service, he met and married the love of his life, Jean (WILBUR) Kent, who preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 1979. The couple married Oct. 27, 1962, and had 16 happy years together.  Walt was well known in the auto sales industry in the Elmira/Troy areas. He was previously employed at the former G.C. McCloud Volkswagen dealership on Grand Central Avenue in Horseheads, N.Y., until it's closure in 1983; he was also briefly employed at the former Lynman D. Gridley Mercury Dealership in Elmira, N.Y. Walt decided to return to his hometown of Troy, Pa., and was employed in car sales at the former McClure Motor Company in Troy, Pa. from 1984 until his retirement in 2000. Walt was a self-taught guitar player, and he played in various bands in and around the Troy area. Walt also was an avid golfer, and he frequently played at Tomasso's Golf Course in Waverly, N.Y., as well as other golf courses in the surrounding areas. He also took many golfing vacations to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Pinehurst, Ga., and Fort Benning, Ga., with many of his friends.  Walt is survived by: his daughters Brenda (Stuart) Woughter of Coryland, Pa., and Darla (Mickey) Ledwick of Phenix City, Ala.; his sons Daryl (Stacy) Kent of Troy, Pa., and Stephen Kent of Austinville, Pa.; his grandsons Matthew (Nicolette) Woughter of Waverly, N.Y., Timothy Woughter of Coryland, Pa., Scott and Steve Kent of Troy, Pa., and Garrett and Matthew Ledwick of Phenix City, Ala.; granddaughters Samantha Kent of Troy, Pa., and Marlena and Maeghan Ledwick of Phenix City, Ala.; great-grandson Hunter and great-granddaughter Sydney Woughter of Waverly, N.Y.; his step-brothers Merle (Sandy) Woodward of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and James Woodward of Sayre, Pa.; many nieces and nephews; close friend Sam Hurlbert of Troy, Pa.; childhood friend Les Walkins of Troy, Pa.; special friend and casino buddy George Baron of Troy, Pa.; and all the "Coffee Club" gang from Moose's Munchies.  Walt was predeceased by: his parents; his wife Jean; his half-brothers John Williams and Murray Kent; and his step-sister Wilma (WOODWARD) Crosby.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The celebration of Walt's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Garry Zuber of the First Baptist Church of Troy officiating. Burial will follow the service in Bradford County Memorial Park with military honors given by the Troy Veterans Honor Guard.  Walt was a well-known resident of Troy, Pa., and will be greatly missed.  Memorial contributions may be made in Walt's memory to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or to the First Baptist Church of Troy, 160 Canton St., Troy, PA 16947.  January 27, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

 

KEPHART Irene E. Kephart

79, of Sayre, Pa., died Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born September 7, 1932 in Clearfield, Pa., the daughter of the late Alvy and Agnes Bumbarger Kephart. Irene was a kind loving person who could make you smile; she worked at the Robert Packer Hospital as a nurse’s aide for a number of years.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the E. Smithfield Federated Church with the Rev. Stan Gill officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.   Sayre Morning Times – September 21, 2011

 

KERRICK Evelyn Ann Kerrick Baker

70, formerly of East Towanda, died early Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2012 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Tim Leighton in LeRaysville following a battle with cancer. Evelyn was born in Towanda on Nov. 7, 1942 the daughter of Ralph and Mildred Kilmer Kerrick. On Jan. 10, 1965 she married George Richard Baker at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 27, 2000. Evelyn was employed by Masonite Corporation in Wysox for 30 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, crafting and attending Old Timer's Shows.  She is survived by her daughters, Carol (Brent) Beidleman of Sayre and Tammy (Tim) Leighton of LeRaysville; grandchildren, Tanya (Carl) Loomis of Meshoppen, Jeffery Beers of Cresson, Brent Beidleman Jr. and partner Cassie of Sayre, Elmer Beidleman of Sayre and Tim "T.J" Leighton of LeRaysville; great grandchildren, Tyler, Colby, and Mackenzie Loomis of Meshoppen and Aleeah Beidleman of Sayre; sister, Susan Achramowicz of California; brother, Ralph (Joyce) Kerrick of Towanda; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Christopher along with other family members. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at the Athens Township Fire Hall. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the fire hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701-3945 in Evelyn's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – December 10, 2012

 

Charles W. KERCHER, 88, Sayre
02/07/2002 Towanda Daily Review
Charles W. Kercher, 88, of 14 Cessna St., Sayre, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor after a short illness. Born Nov. 1, 1913, in Lebanon, Pa., he came to the Valley in the 1930s. He was formerly employed by Blue Swan Mills from 1932 to 1962 then went to work for Stroehmann Bros. Bakery until his retirement in 1978. After retirement he worked part time for Ted Clark's in Waverly in the evenings as a bagger for eight to 10 years.  He was a lifetime member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490 of Waverly. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Estelle, at home; his son, Charles "Fred" Kercher of Sayre; a grandson, Jeb S. Kercher of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rodney Saylor, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorial donations may be made to Moose Heart Children's Fund.

KERSHNER – W. Allen Kershner, 67, of 101 Western Ave., Towanda, died yesterday afternoon at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly, where he had been a patient for more than a week.  Born in Towanda on April 8, 1893, the son of Benjamin and Maude Allen Kershner, he spent most of his life in Towanda, the exceptions being during the American expedition which chased Pancho Villa into Mexico, World War 1 and World War II. During the first two periods he was a member of the U.S. Army and in the third he worked in a war plant in Williamsport.  In his youth, Kershner gained considerable fame as a roller skater, and competed against some of the fastest men in the country here and also in Binghamton, Elmira, Williamsport and Scranton.  He served during the Pancho Villa expedition as an automobile mechanic on special duty, the Army using White cars at that time, a company for which Kershner had worked in Cleveland. He enlisted for service in the U.S. Army on May 18, 1916, and on Aug. 7, sailed for France as a member of Co. E, First Engineers, First Division, arriving at St. Nazaire on Aug. 14. His company saw its first action in November at Bethlemont, near Nancy.  His organization then went to Toul, the first front taken over entirely by Americans. There they stayed until April 4, 1918, when they made a forced march to strengthen the French at Montdidier in Picardy. On June 14, 1918, Kershner was transferred to the whippet tank corps. On Sept. 12, he was sent into the St. Hihiel drive, leaving there on Sept. 18 for the Argonne, where he went into action on Sept. 26.  On Oct. 4, 1918, he was caught by exploding shrapnel, while making repairs on a tank that was being peppered by enemy fire. He never fully recovered from these wounds and gas he inhaled. He was hospitalized at Bazoille-sur-Meuse for some weeks. After the Armistice was signed, he became a member of the organization known as the "Tank Corps Follies." This 60 man outfit included a 14 piece orchestra, in which Kershner played the trombone. The Follies toured France, playing to large audiences, with the profits going for the benefit of the troops. They played to packed houses in Paris for two weeks. Kershner worked with this group until sailing for home on March 19, 1919. He arrived home on April 24 and began work as an automobile mechanic.  A member of the Naiad-Linda Fire Company, he was chief of the Towanda Fire Department in 1927, and was active in the department’s affairs for many years. Kershner was a member of Towanda Post No. 42, American Legion, and was commander in 1930-31. His first wife, the former Breneata Hakes, and one daughter, Charmaine, were killed in an automobile accident at Muncy Valley in 1937. In April 1938, he married Irene Ellis. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Knighton Betts and Mrs. Donald Buffington of Towanda; four sons, Edward A. of Franklindale, William A. at home, Byron of U. S. Army Helicopter Corps, Fort Eustis, Va., and Eric at home; a sister, Mrs. Marion Mobley of Towanda; 11 grandchildren a niece, Mrs. Earl Holmes of Moscow, Pa. Funeral services will be held at the Maryott Funeral Home Monday at 2 o’clock with Rev. Harry P. Farr officiating, Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.

ROBERT ADAM KERSTETTER, 81, of Selinsgrove, Pa., former resident of Packer Avenue, Towanda, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at the Sunbury Community Hospital in Sunbury, Pa.  Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Selinsgrove, Pa., he was the son of the late Harold and Ethel Gordon Kerstetter, Robert was a graduate of Towanda High School and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  In earlier years he was employed by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation in Towanda and was later employed by the former GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 30 years until his retirement in 1985.  Robert was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, and completing projects at home.  Robert is survived by his wife, Judy Aylesworth Kerstetter; children, Kenneth A. Kerstetter and his wife Becky of Asylum Township, Robert L. Kerstetter of Athens, Ala., Karen L. Wells of New Albany, Pa., Wendy L. Weaver and her husband Dale of Summerville, S.C.; step-children, Fawn D. Lilly and her husband Keith of Mountville, Pa., Lisa A. Stephenson of Lancaster, Pa.; nine grandchildren, Cheri Fagan and her husband Matthew of Mifflinville, Pa., Adam wells and his wife Amber of Wyalusing, Pa., Keri Ayres and her husband Lloyd of Granville Summit, Pa., Abby Weber and her husband Nathan of Grey, Tenn., Jodi Kerstetter, Alex and Sam Weaver of Summerville, S.C.., Nicole and Stephen Kerstetter of Ala.; a sister, Audrey Sayman of Johnson City, N.Y.; a half-sister; Juli McNamarra and her husband Donald, of Flagler Beach, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Kisner Kerstetter on May 1, 1983.  The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 13, 2005 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. in Towanda.  Private interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, North Canton, Ohio, The American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. or to American Legion Post No. 42, Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Robert Adam Kerstetter’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

KETCHEM –BELVA L. CEASE, 87, formerly of Canton, died Monday, July 31, 1995, at Bradford County Manor.  Mrs. Cease was the wife of the late Raymond Cease.  She was born Oct. 17, 1907, in Fox Township, a daughter of the late Floyd and Chloe L. Brown Ketchem.  Mrs. Cease attended the first Baptist Church in Canton.  Mrs. Cease is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Harry L. and Hazel Ketchum of Hillsgrove, Pa., and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Thursday Aug. 3, 1995, from 1 to 2 p.m.  Immediately following the viewing on Thursday, the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Norman C. Pierce, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Burlington Township.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in Belva Cease’s name to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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