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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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

 

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

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

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


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



KIESINGER   Corey R. KIESINGER, 99, of Mehoopany, Pa. died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born Oct. 31, 1904 in Hemlock Creek, Pa. the son of George and Carrie Pritchard Kiesinger, he was formerly employed as an electrician at the Ingersoll Rand, Athens, for 40 years, retiring in 1969. He was an avid deer hunter, square dancer and traveler. He attended the Sayre Christian Church. He is survived by four of his daughters: Evelyn COMSTOCK of Mehoopany, Pa.; Arlene MOYER of Candor, N.Y.; Lucille and Nelseon GARLAND of Santa Cruz, CA and Sandra and Harold KUNZMAN of Elmira, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 77 years, Ruth, in 2002. Family and friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. until noon at the Lowery Funeral Home, 22 South Main St, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow there at noon with Rev. James DONAHOO, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Memorial donations may be made in his name to a charity of one's choice.

JAMES A. KILGORE
James Allan Kilgore, 47, of Washington, DC died Wednesday, September 19, 1990 following a period of deteriorating health. He was born May 17, 1943, son of Alton and Mildred Kilgore. He was a 1961 graduate of Troy High School and of Humbolt Institute. He worked several years for the airlines, the Alaska pipeline and was a professional waiter in Seattle, the Catskills and the Washington, DC area. He is survived by a sister, Jerri Renzo of Burlington and brother-in-law, Martin Renzo; his stepmother, Frances Kilgore of Burlington; step-brother, Jerry and Audrey Allen of Mountain Lake; stepsister, Cheri Bronson of Macedonia; nephews, Mike Renzo of Woodbury, NY, Jason, Ryan and Matthew Allen of Mountain Lake; nieces, Lauri Renzo of Ithaca, NY and Colleen and Dianna Bronson. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family in Washington, DC with burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the Curtiss White House, 4800 Arkansas Ave., N.W., Washington, DC. (TGR, Thursday, September 27, 1990)

KIMBALL Leona Mae BOLSTER, 95, formerly of East Smithfield and Athens, PA died Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born December 13, 1905 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of William and Nettie Kennedy Kimball.  She was active in the Hospitality Center in Sayre and was a member of the North Waverly chapel.  She is survived by her children, Verna Parks of Troy, PA, Neil and Pat Bolster of Bentley Creek, PA and Helen and David Blow of Bentley Creek, PA; 15 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Watson of Troy, PA and Louise Dibble of Sayre, PA; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Bolster, in 1969; and a grandson, Douglas Bolster in 1984.  Funeral services were held August 17 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. William Wells officiating and burial to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.  Troy Gazette Register

KIMBALL –LEONA MAE BOLSTER, 95, formerly of East Smithfield and Athens, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001, at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Dec. 13, 1905, in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of William and Nettie Kennedy Kimball, she was active in the Hospitality Center in Sayre and a member of the North Waverly Chapel.  She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd Bolster, in 1969, and a grandson, Douglas Bolster in 1984.  She is survived by her children; Verna Parks of Troy; Neil and Pat Bolster of Bentley Creek and Helen and David Blow of Bentley Creek; 15 grandchildren 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Ruth Watson of Troy and Louise Dibble of Sayre; and several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends may call Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens.  Funeral services will follow there at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAM H. KIMBALL
William Henry Kimball, 84, of East Smithfield, PA, died Sunday, December 22, 1996 at his home following an extended illness. Born October 19, 1912 in Wellsburg, PA, he was the son of the late William Andrew and Nettie L. Kennedy Kimball. Mr. Kimball operated the family farm in East Smithfield and also operated Kimball's Small Engine Repair Shop in East Smithfield for many years. He was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the Big Pond Lions Club where he maintained perfect attendance and was the recipient of Lionism's highest award, the Melvin Jones Award. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Leona (Kisner) Kimball, at home, a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and John Heckman of Towanda, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Mary Kimball of Marie, James and Sharon Kimball of South Waverly, PA and Larry and Rhonda Kimball of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Leona Bolster of Athens, PA, Louise Dibble of Sayre, PA and Ruth Watson of Columbia Cross Roads; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Kimball, of Bath, NY. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on December 26 with the Rev. Kermit Shrawder, pastor of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, officiating and interment to be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the William H. Kimball Memorial Fund in care of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, East Smithfield, PA in Mr. Kimball's memory. (TGR, Thursday, December 26, 1996)

KINCH –DOROTHY ‘DOT’ M. (KINCH) BALLARD, age 72, of troy died at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005.  She was the daughter of the late Leon Thomas and Gladys (Dunbar) Kinch.  Dorothy was a homemaker, but more than that she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1950.  Dot was a member of West Burlington United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was on the Bradford County Board of Elections for many years, and received certificates from the Bradford County commissioners, state House of Representatives, state Senate, and governor for her more than 50 year voting record.  Dorothy enjoyed watching wildlife in her spare time, she especially loved watching bluebirds.  Dorothy is survived by her husband, Kenneth r. Ballard.  The couple were married on June 24, 1950, and had 54 wonderful years together.  She is also survived by two sons, Norman L. Ballard of West Burlington and Wesley e. Ballard of Troy; three grandchildren, Jacob M. Ballard, Jeremiah C. Ballard and Joanna E. Ballard; a brother and sister-in-law; Ernest L. and Marlyn H. Kinch of Montrose; a sister; Rhoda Vanzile of Troy; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Lane and husband Harold of Sayre and Jean E. Kinch of Troy; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother Leonard Kinch and her sister Christine Scott.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 10 to 11 a.m.  Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation with her pastor, the Rev. Francis Montgomery officiating.  Interment will be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, 100 W. Main St., Troy.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to:  West Burlington Unite Methodist Church, c/o Karen Schill, P.O. Box 44-9S, Burlington, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LEONARD R. KINCH
 Leonard R. Kinch, 59, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, died July 19, 1990 at the Veteran's Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was born October 18, 1930 in Troy Township, the son of Leon and Gladys Dunbar Kinch. He was retired from the A&P plantin Horseheads, NY and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 62.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served with the US Marines.  Mr. Kinch was a member of the Troy American Legion Post No. 49 and the Troy VFW Post 8675. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Jean Phelps Kinch; son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Gail Kinch of Granville Summit RD 1; grandson, Logan Kinch; mother, Gladys Kinch of Troy RD 3; sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Ballard of Troy RD 3, Mrs. Rhoda VanZile of Troy RD 3 and Mrs. Graydon (Christine) Scott of Mansfield; brother, Ernest Kinch of Montrose RD 5; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 24 with the Rev. David Watkins officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (TGR, Thursday, August 2, 1990)

KING –CLARABELL DRISCOLL, 84, wife of Lawrence C. Driscoll, 200 Thirds St. Towanda died early Tuesday morning De4cember 26, 1989 at the Bradford County manor. Born March 31, 1905 in Corning, NY she was a daughter of Leon and Lydia Harbst King. Mrs. Driscoll was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1924. In earlier years she was employed by Chubbuck’s Store in Towanda. On July 1928 She married Lawrence C. Driscoll. Mrs. Driscoll’s life encompassed her home and family. She enjoyed spending many hours needle pointing and crocheting with a special interest in making tablecloths, which she gave to her friends. Clarabell will be remembered for her graciousness and abounding kindness. She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence: a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Charles R. and Katherine Driscoll of West Palm Beach, Fla., also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles King and two sisters, Mrs. Doris Edsell and Mrs. Evelyn Herda. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will provide their own flowers and suggests that memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Manor activities fund, RD 3, Troy, PA in Mrs. Driscoll’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

KING –EVELYN E. HERDA, widow of Alton T. Herda, Towanda RD3 (Bridge Street Hill) died Tuesday afternoon November 22, 1988 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda following a prolonged illness. Born March 26, 1907 in Corning, NY; she was the daughter of Leon and Lydia Harbst King. She attended both Wysox and Towanda schools and was employed at both the Berlinger and Fontainne weaving companies for many years. A member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, her main interest in life was her home and family. She was predeceased by her husband on October 16, 1970. Mrs. Herda is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Geraldine Herda of Towanda RD 3 (Bridge St. Hill); a grandson, Robert E. Herda, Towanda; a great-grandson, Robert E. Herda II, Towanda and great-granddaughter, Amy M. Herda, Towanda; a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Driscoll, Towanda; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, Nov. 26, 19:30 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda with Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Family will receive friends on Friday evening, 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. –Towanda Daily Review

 

KING –FRANCES KING ELLIOTT, 83, a resident of the Page Manor, 502 Church St., Athens, Pa., formerly of Towanda, Pa., passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 6, 2014 at home following declining health. Frances was born in Towanda on Feb. 17, 1931, a daughter of John D. and Bessie Harbst King. She was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1948. Frances was employed by Serve Inc. in Monroeton for eight years and retired as a supervisor. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda where she formerly served as sexton. Frances enjoyed baking, cooking and working jig saw and word search puzzles. She is survived by her children Susan Elliott of Williamsport, Shirley Raisch and husband Jeffrey of Williamsport, LeRoy Elliott Jr. of Monroeton, Lydia Murphy and husband William of Towanda, William Swackhammer of Athens; grandchildren Philip, Kirk and Amy Cook, Michael White, Samuel Raisch, Frances Easley, Laura McIntyre, Samantha Smith; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters Rhea Johnston, Dixie Cabucci and husband John, Velma King; brother George King; sister-in-law Barb King; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Lynn Oliver Elliott; granddaughter Stacy Sue Cook; grandson Lance Allen Raisch; great-grandson Bryan Easley; brothers Daniel Gabriel King, John Raymond King, Edwin King, Alexander Benjamin King, William King, Thomas King, Montanya King; and sisters Lydia Leonard, Marjorie, and Mary Morgan Johnson.The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Rachel Stahle, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, 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. Contributions may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA in memory of Frances King Elliott. –Towanda Daily Review 11/8/2014

BURTON W. KINGSLEY, on the evening of August 24,  2001, Burton William Kingsley, 75, Burlington, PA, and fort Meade, FL, died at the Soldier’s and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Born on December 10, 1926 in Standing Stone Township, he was the son of the late Henry H. and Dora (Colley) Kingsley.  He served in the U.S. Navy for two years during W.W. II and for a short time during the Korean Conflict.  For 40 years, he was employed in the maintenance and engineering departments at E.I. Dupont in Towanda, PA.  In addition to being a Burlington Councilman for 20 years, he was an active member of the East Smithfield V.F.W. Post 7378, the Troy American Legion Post #49, and the LeRaysville Masons post #471.  His passions in life included hunting, gardening and most of all square dancing with the Grand Paraders Club in Troy.  Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Berthann (Ross) Kingsley; son, Kevin R. (Evelyn) Kingsley, Danbury, CT; daughters, Kay K. Gallew, Luthers Mills, PA, Suzanne E. (Michael) Crane, Ulster, PA and Leigh A. (Billy) Trasco also of Ulster; brothers, Elwell (Lena) Kingsley, Standing Stone, PA, George (Therasa) Kingsley, Granville, PA; sister Ruth (Harold) Jayne, Hornbrook, PA; three grandchildren; Deana (Donie) Richardson, Caitlin Emily Crane and Zach Aryeh Trasco, and great-grandchild, Bethany Jade Richardson.  He was predeceased by his sister Clara (Kingsley) Brown.  A memorial service was held August 29 at the Gerald Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., Troy, PA with the Rev. Lusk officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA with full military honors.  Contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Association or the Burlington United Methodist Church.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BURTON WILLIAM KINGSLEY.  On the evening of Aug. 24, 2001, Burton William Kingsley, of Burlington and Fort Mead, Fla., died at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born Dec. 10, 1926, in Standing Stone, the son of the late Henry H. and Dora (Cooley) Kingsley.  He served in the U.S. Navy for two years during Word War II, and for a short time during the Korean Conflict.  For 40 years, he was employed in the maintenance and engineering departments at E.I. Dupont in Towanda.  In addition to being a Burlington borough councilman for 20 years, he was an active member of the East Smithfield VFW Post No. 74378, the Troy American Legion Post No. 49, and the LeRaysville Masons Post No. 471.  His passions in life included hunting, gardening and, most of all, square dancing with the Grand Paraders club in Troy.  Burt is survived by his wife of 52 years, Berthann (Ross) Kingsley; son, Kevin R. (Evelyn) Kingsley of Danbury, Conn.; daughters, Kay K. Gallew of Luthers Mills, Suzanne E. (Michael) Crane of Ulster, and Leigh A. (Billy) Trasco of Ulster, brothers, Elwell (Lena) Kingsley of Standing Stone, George (Therasa) Kingsley of Granville; and sister Ruth (Harold) Jayne of Hornbrook.  His greatest pleasure was spending time with his three grandchildren: Deanna (Donnie) Richardson, Caitlin Emily Crane and Zach Arye Trasco: one great-granddaughter, Bethany Jade Richardson.  A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., Troy.  A memorial service will immediately follow at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lusk officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with full military honors.  Contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Association or the Burlington United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Burton William KINGSLEY, 74, Burlington, PA and Fort Meade, FL died August 24, 2001 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born on December 10, 1926 in Standing Stone Township, the son of the late Henry H. and Dora (Cooley) Kingsley.  He served in the US Navy for two years during WW II and for a short time during the Korean Conflict.  For 40 years he was employed in the maintenance and engineering departments of E.I. DuPont in Towanda, PA.  In addition to being a Burlington councilman for 20 years, he was an active member of the East Smithfield VFW Post 7378, the Troy American Legion Post #49 and the Leraysville Masons, Post #471.  Burt is survived by his wife of 52 years. Benjamin (Ross) Kingsley; son, Kevin R. (Evelyn) Kingsley of Danbury, Ct; daughters, Kay K. Gallew of Luthers Mills, PA, Suzanne F. (Michael) Crane of Ulster, PA and Leigh A. (Billy) Trasco, also of Ulster, PA; brothers, Elwell Lena) Kingsley of Standing Stone, PA, George (Therasa) Kingsley of Granville, PA; sister, Ruth (Harold) Jayne of Hornbrook PA; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.  He was predeceased by his sister, Clara (Kingsley) Brown.  Memorial services were held in the Vickery Funeral Home on August 29 (1 pm) with the Rev. Lusk officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in  Luthers Mills with full military honors.  Contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Association, or the Burlington United Methodist Church.  Troy Gazette Register

KINSLEY –ELIZABETH MILLARD, 81, formerly of 9 Pine St., Waverly, N.Y., died Sunday, July 14, 1996, in Newport Richey, Fla.  Born July 29, 1914 in Towanda, she was the daughter of the l ate Lloyd and Viola Henley Kinsley and the wife of the late Seymour Millard, who died in 1955.  She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church and the Newport Richey United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law.  Mr. and Mrs. Jeff and Helen Millard of Waverly and Mr. and Mrs. Dale and Terry Millard of Deerfield, Fla.; two daughters, Marilyn Donhauser of Lighthouse Point, Fla. and Lynne and Ron Scheiderer of Magnolia, Texas; one sister, Ethel Rundell of Newport Richey, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by three brothers and four sisters.  Friends may call Friday, July 19, at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, from noon to 2 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will follow at the funeral home with the Rev. Herbert Bowen, pastor of the Waverly united Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial park, at the family’s convenience.  Memorials may be directed to the Waverly Free Library.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GERALD ‘JERRY’ KINSMAN of North Main Street, Towanda, Pa. died on Oct. 6, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  He was born on June 29, 1926 in Towanda, Pa. a son of the late Harry and Jessie Kinsman.  Jerry proudly served his country during World War II with the U.S. Navy.  For many years, he was employed at the Towanda Daily Review, the State College Collegian and he retired from the Elmira Star Gazette.  Jerry attended the Independent Baptist Church; enjoyed spending time fishing – he especially enjoyed fishing in the Susquehanna.  Jerry is survived by his faithful wife Arlene Kinsman, his daughters and sons-in-la; Patty and Ned Reed of Ohio, Carol and Charlie Rice of Minnesota; his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Melinda Kinsman of Oregon, Rich and Heidi Kinsman of Athens; he was predeceased by his daughter, Janet Kinsman in 1975.  He is also survived by his brother, George Kinsman of Towanda, a sister, Florence Palmer of Tunkhannock, Pa., nine grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.  Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services on Friday, Oct 10 at 1 p.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, Pa. with Pastor Donn Houser officiating.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Towanda American Legion Post #42.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 St. Main St., Nichols.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE KINNE - On the evening of Thursday, June 19, 2014, George Kinne of Towanda passed away quietly at his residence with his family at his side. He was 78 years of age. Born in Tunkhannock, Pa., on May 9, 1936, he was the son of Johnny and Anna (Salsman) Kinne. George served with the U.S. Army during the Cold War, attaining the rank of sergeant. In civilian life he worked as a railroad track inspector. In his free time George enjoyed shopping and dining out. He was always on the lookout for new and interesting restaurants to try. He was a man with decidedly strong opinions about nearly every subject, and always called things as he saw them. He was also known for his great sense of humor and enjoyed indulging in good-natured ribbing. George is survived by his son, George Kinne of Towanda; daughters, Debra Spencer of Towanda, Laurie (and Dan) Ohmstead of Wyalusing and Penny Golden of Towanda; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and step-grandsons, Christopher Crawford and family and Charles Carmilla and family. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Rusty Crawford and sister-in-law, Shirley Crawford. Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 23, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. The funeral service will be at noon. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther's Mills. –Towanda Daily Review 6/21/2014

ARTHUR CHARLES KIPP, 76, Canton, PA died November 3, 1998, at McCallum Manor, Canton.  Born October 9, 1922 in New Albany, PA, he was the son of the late Lewis and Sarah Dickerson Kipp.  Mr. Kipp was engaged in farming from an early age and operated a farm in evergreen for many years.  He later worked for PennDOT in Towanda, from which he retired.  He was known for his oxen team of Mutt and Jeff, which he drove in many local parades.  In 1983 he was employed for a short time for Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.  Surviving are his spouse, the former Carol Jenkins, at home; sons and daughter-in-law, Outen and Rensie Kipp, Colorado Springs, CO and Roger L. Kipp and Jane White, Bradenton, FL; daughters and sons-in-law, Artis and Roger DeWolf, New Albany, PA; Sarah Case, Rockledge, FL; Merna and Kenneth Mapes, Sugar Run, PA; step-son and spouse; Ivan and Karen Finogle, Dellevue, FL; step-daughters and spouse; Hope and Frank Amedeo, Bellevue, FL and Faye Ward and Bob Spencer, Canton; daughter-in-law, Candis Cain Kipp, Canton; sisters, Lela Hite, New Albany and Zilphia Carnwright, Canton; sisters-in-law, Marie Kipp, Warren Center and Mary Kipp, Rome; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his first wife the former Dorothy Morgan Kipp, Canton, March 31, 1984; son, Doyle Kipp, Sept. 19, 1998; sister, Gladys Kipp Porter, Canton; three brothers, Emerson Kipp, Warren Center, John Kipp, Rome; and Archie Kipp, Binghamton, NY; son-in-law, Arthur F. Case, October 26, 1994.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 7 at 12 noon at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. David A. Serchak, pastor of the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to the time of the service.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

KIPP –DOROTHY L. KIPP WATKINS, of Horseheads,  NY died on Monday, November 23, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Dorothy was born in New Albany, PA on September 29, 1918 to the late Justus and Ruah (Dickerman) Kipp.  She is survived by her husband, Walter Dwight Watkins at home, many nieces and nephews, and also many special friends.  Dorothy worked and retired after many years from New York State Electric & Gas.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, November 25, 1998 from 6-9 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 27, 1998 at 11:00 a.m.  A procession will follow to the Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, PA for graveside services.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

JOHN L. KIPP
 John L. Kipp, 87, of Rome, PA and formerly of New Albany, died Monday, November 11, 1996 at home. Born October 1, 1909 in Laquin, PA, he was the son of the late Lewis and Sarah Dickerman Kipp. Funeral services were to be held November 13 (12 noon) at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Birney Kellogg officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Rome United Methodist Church, PO Box 177, Rome, PA 18837 in John L. Kipp's memory. (TGR, Thursday, November 14, 1996)

JOHN L. KIPP
 John L. Kipp, 87, of Rome, PA, formerly of New Albany, died Monday, November 11, 1996 at his home following a period of declining health. Born October 1, 1909 in Laquin, he was the son of the late Lewis and Sarah Dickerman Kipp. John owned and operated his farm in New Albany for many years where he also served as a township supervisor. He served as a Pennsylvania forest fire warden for over 40 years and retired from the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Food and Cover Division. Surviving are his wife, Mary Hoyt Sites Kipp, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Sherry C. Kipp of Rome; a daughter, R. Elaine Shirk of New Albany RR 2; five stepchildren; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 30 step-grandchildren and 62 step-great-grandchildren; 25 step-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and two brothers. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Hite Kipp, in 1986; an infant son and an infant daughter. Funeral services were held November 13 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Birney Kellogg officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Rome United Methodist Church, PO Box 177, Rome, PA 18837 in John L. Kipp's memory.  (TGR Thursday, November 21, 1996)

JOHN L. KIPP, 87, Rome, formerly of New Albany, died November 11, 1996, at his home following a period of declining health.  Born October 1, 1909, in Laquin, he was a son of the late Lewis and Sarah Dickerman Kipp.  He owned and operated his farm in New Albany for many years where he also served as a township supervisor.  He served as a PA forest fire warden for over 40 years and retired from the PA Game Commission’s Food and Cover Division.  Mr. Kipp was a life member of the Vigilante Engine Company in Rome.  He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife, Mary Hoyt Sites Kipp, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, John d. and Sherry C. Kipp, Rome; a daughter, R. Elaine Shirk, New Albany, RR 2; five stepchildren and their spouses, Frederick and Roseann Sites, Franklindale, Elizabeth and Harry Rought, Durrell, Laura and Chris Bullock, Wyalusing, Eunice Heath, Towanda, and James and Sarah Sites.  Factoryville, AR; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; 30 step-grandchildren; 62 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lela Hite, New Albany and Zilpha Carnwright, Canton; a brother and sister-in-law, Archie and Iva Kipp, Binghamton, NY; brother, Arthur Kipp, Canton; sister-in-law, Marie Kipp, Warren Center; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Hite Kipp, November 19, 1986; an infant son, Robert Kipp, infant daughter, Joyce Kipp; brother, Emerson Kipp; sister, Gladys Porter.  The funeral and committal service was held November 13 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Birney Kellogg, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospital, Hospital drive, Towanda, PA or to the Rome United Methodist Church, Rome, PA in John L. Kipp’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

JUSTIS H. KIPP, 76 of 47 Pitney St., South Waverly, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1958.  Survived by; wife, Ruah; daughters, Mrs. Marion McKerrow of Freedom, N.Y., and Miss Dorothy Kipp at home; sons, Tillman of Hainesport, N.J., and Andrew of Athens RD 2; brothers, William of Warren Center and Jessie of South Waverly; sisters, Mrs. Eugene Bennett of Wyalusing Rd.  Body at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 7 to 9 p.m.  Services there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  Bradford County Memorial Park.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1958

 

KIPP Lela M Hite

92, of New Albany, Pa., beloved mother and grandmother went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital following a brief Illness.  She was the born April 7, 1919 to the late Lewis and Sarah Dickerman Kipp. Lela graduated from New Albany High School in 1937. On July 2, 1938 she married the love of her life the late Robert F. Hite. They enjoyed over 35 years together raising six children.  Lela was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family. She was a faithful member of the New Era Methodist Church. Lela loved her flowers, bingo and camping with her family. Lela also loved to crochet making many lap robes for nursing homes. Lela was especially devoted to her son Donald to whom for over 40 years she gave her loving care.  Lela is survived by her children, daughters and sons-in-law, Ida and Clifford Bennett of Athens, Pa., Marilyn and Clifford Torguson of Latah, Wash., and Marian and Earl Swackhamer of New Albany, Pa. and Addison, N.Y.; sons and daughter-in law, Robert and Barbara Hite of Hornbrook, Pa. and Donald Hite of the Bath VA Hospital Nursing Home, Bath, N.Y.; grandchildren, Sharon and Ricky Chamberlain of Sayre, Pa., Robert Jr. and Shirley Hite of Sayre, Pa., Brion and Paula Bennett of Troy, Pa., Gary and Dawn Hite of Athens, Pa., Laura and Bill Herald of Bloomsburg, Pa., Kelly and Tina Hite of Nichols, N.Y., Jeremy and Tina Hite of Coudersport, Pa., Debra and Jamie Hall of New Albany, Pa., Tina Jones of Spokane, Wash., Amy Torguson of Tacoma, Wash., Donald Torguson of Latah, Wash.¸ and Earl Jr. and Chelsea Swackhamer of Addison, N.Y. Lela is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1973; daughter, Roberta Estes in 1997; and son-in-law, Eugene Estes in 1995. Lela was also predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Archie Kipp, Emerson Kipp, Arthur Kipp and John Kipp; her sisters, Gladys Porter and Zilphia Carnwright; and a very special sister-in-law Marie Kipp.  A viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, PA 18614.  A funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday with the Rev. Sandy Brandt.  Interment will be held on Monday, May 23, in the New Era Methodist Cemetery.  Towanda Daily Review - May 20, 2011

 

LELAND G. KIPP, 93, of Albany Township, New Albany RR 1, died on Sunday, Jan. 25, 1998, at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  Born on May 20, 1904, in Albany Township, Bradford County, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles A. and May Newton Kipp.  Mr. Kipp married the former Irene Porter Kipp on March 22, 1926.  It was a loving marriage that lasted 71 years.  He was a member of the Evergreen Christian Church and severed as a deacon and trustee, and was Sunday school teacher and superintendent for many years.  He had served as lay minister and helped reestablish the Terrytown Baptist Church.  For a number of years in the 19502 he was the Republican Committee chairman.  He was also on the New Albany School Board for a number of years.  Prior to his retirement he was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a supervisor.  Mr. Kipp was engaged in farming and had driven school bus for the Wyalusing School district, giving 10 years of service.  He and his wife, Irene, enjoyed their winter home in Florida for 10 years in the 1970s.  Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Irene Porter Kipp, a daughter and son-in-law, Elnora and Glenn Porter of Terrytown, Pa.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerome and Betty Kipp of New Albany, Pa., and the Rev. Romeyn and Elaine Kipp of Holmesville, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Kenneth and Ruth Potter, Gary and Paulette Potter. Kevin and Donna Potter, Jerry and Karen Kipp, Linda and Brad Gale, Cherrie and George Zekveld, Brenda and Dennis Crapser, Terry and Ellen Kipp and Brian and Barb Kipp; 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the evergreen Christian Church with the Rev. Michael Dodd, his pastor, officiating, assisted by Mr. Kipp’s son, the Rev. Romeyn Kipp, pastor of Holmesville Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for the Evergreen Christian Church Memorial Fund, c/o Nancy Caudell, RD 2, New Albany, Pa. in Mr. Kipp’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

KIRKENDALL –FLORENCE KIRKENDALL KUHNLE, 84, a guest at the LaPorte United Methodist Home, formerly of Towanda RD 3, died early Wednesday morning, May 3, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born June 14, 1904 in Franklindale, she was a daughter of Howard James and Blanch Selleck Kirkendall.  Mrs. Kuhnle assisted her husband Frederick in the operation of their farm in Burlington Township for many years.  Her husband Frederick preceded her in death on April 15, 1970.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  Florence was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Iona Grange.  She is survived by four daughters; Mrs. Oliver (Elizabeth) Lutz of Troy RD 1; Mrs. Duane (Naomi) Pepper of Monroeton RD 1, Mrs. Paul (Edith) Darrow of Towanda RD 1, Mrs. Charles (Donna) Madigan of Towanda RD 3; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Irene McMorran of the LaPorte United Methodist Home; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her brother, A. Ralph Kirkendall of Monroeton RD 1 on March 13, 1977.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Steven Livermore and the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  There will be no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review.  (NOTE: The obituary was in error and listed her as Florence Kirkendall CUHNLE not KUHNLE and all other records, marriage, tombstone are Kuhnle.)

KISNER Leona M. KIMBALL, 89, formerly of East Smithfield, PA died Thursday, October 31, 2002 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.  Born December 3, 1912 in Laddsburg, PA she was a daughter of the late Frank and Pearl Miller Kisner.  Leona was a member of the East Smithfield Garden Club, Robert Packer Auxiliary and the Troy Senior Citizens.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and John Heckman of Towanda, PA; sons and daughter-in-law, Gene and Mary Kimball of Marietta, GA, James and Sharon Kimball of South Waverly, PA and Larry and Rhonda Kimball of Columbia Cross roads, PA; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Robert Teel of Wyalusing, PA; a sister, Amy Pardoe of Dushore, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Eleanor Kisner of Ulster, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Henry Kimball; an infant daughter, Shirley, in 1936; and brothers, George and Lloyd Kisner.  Funeral services were held November 3 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. William Lusk officiating and interment to be in Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.

KITTLE - KENNEDY, Jean
Age 88, longtime resident of Roaring Branch, PA (Union Township) died on Saturday morning, October 31, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor. Dorothy Jean Kittle, "Jean" to family and friends, was born on January 25, 1921 in Granville Township. She was one of five children born in the family of the late George and Ruby Phillips Kittle. After graduating from Troy High School in 1938, Jean married Harold Kennedy on November 10, 1939 in Millerton, PA. They were blessed with over 60 years together. In addition to her devoted care of family and home, Jean was employed by the Troy Pennysaver and as a teacher's aide for Canton and Troy Area Schools. She has written several articles for newspapers and published three books on the history of the Kittle Family. Jean was a woman of faith, a member of Newelltown United Methodist Church and was active in the Troy Fire Company Auxiliary. She was an avid reader, painter and loved games, rarely losing at Scrabble. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing alto, inspiring her grandchildren with her love of music. Traveling, especially trips West, South and to Alaska were her favorite times. She is survived by her three children, Kay (Stan) Saxton of Granville Summit, PA, Barbara (Clarence) Stone of Enola, PA and Harold "Buzz" (Kathy) Kennedy of Lewisburg, PA; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Polly (Gary) and Martha Havens (Craig), all of Troy, PA, Emilie Ormond (Jack) of Smithfield, VA, Henry Saxton (Lori) of Granville Summit, Marcellyn Stone of Lusby, MD, Rodney Stone (Ginny) of Enola and Sarah North (Jaime) of Winfield, PA; eight great-grandchildren, Melissa Welshans, Tabatha Saxton, Patrick, John Henry and Benjamin Ormond, Lucas and Isaac Havens and Delaney Stone. Two surviving sisters include, Doris McClure of Troy and Fannie Ingerick of McPherson, Kansas. In addition to her late husband, Harold Sr.; Mrs. Kennedy was predeceased by a brother, Ward Kittle; and two sisters, Marjorie Kittle Rumsey and Millicent Kittle Burnham. A memorial service and celebration of Jean's life will be held on November 14, 2009 at the Granville Center Church of Christ, Granville Center, PA. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. with the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Duane Taylor and Deacon Bill Graham will officiate. Interment will be at the Bradford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial to the Bradford County Manor Volunteers or Bradford County Manor's Physical Therapy Department Fund to purchase a Vecta Distraction Station both at RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting with arrangements.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 3, 2009

DALE F. KLINE, 80, of Bridge St. Hill, RR 3, Towanda, Pa., died Sunday morning, July 17, 2005 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Born Sept. 9, 1924 in Jamison City, Pa. he was the son of the late Bruce and Margaret Rhone Kline.  Dale attended school in Bloomsburg, Pa., and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in Company A in the 397th MP Battalion in German and France.  On Nov. 27, 1947, he married the former Marian Chubb, who died April 13, 1991.  In earlier years, Dale was employed by the Ingersol-Rand in Athens and also owned and operated a Gulf Service Station in Athens for a number of years.  Dale was a well-known automobile salesman in the Bradford County area for many years until his retirement.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, and was a 60-year member of American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda.  He was also a member of the First American Legion Post in Paris, France; the Beirne-Webster VFW Post 1568 of Towanda, the Towanda Gun Club and the Loyal Order of the Moose.  Dale loved spending time with his grandchildren, singing, older cars and socializing with his many friends.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn D. and Donald R. Brennan of Towanda RR 1, Margaret A. and Thomas E. Blanchard of Towanda RR 4; four grandsons; Timothy Dale Brennan and his fiancé, Gyla, James Robert Brennan, Roy Thomas Blanchard and his fiancé, Lillea, Chad Alan Blanchard, two great-grandchildren; Meadow Alexis Dreisch and Destiny Marian Brennan; three sisters, Evelyn Hendershot of Old Bridge, N.J., Vaunda Hilchner of Bloomsburg, Pa., Dorothy Garthwaite of Dover, Del., several nieces, nephews and cousins, his special friend, Sue Renninger of Towanda.  He was preceded in death by five brothers, Merl, Stanley, Lee Roy, Carl and Donald; three sisters, Louella, Esther and Mary.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Roger Griffith, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with the Towanda American Legion Post 42 according full military honors.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and also Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, 912 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Dale F. Kline’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LELAND CARL ‘TOAD’ KNELLER, 73, of the Colonial Terrace, Towanda, formerly of West Burlington, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Born Oct. 13, 1928, in Towanda, he was a son of the late Robert and Leah Kishbaugh Kneller.  Leland was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1946.  On June 20, 1951, he married the former Florence Mason in Myersburg.  Leland was a lifetime dairy farmer in West Burlington and also delivered sawdust to numerous area farmers.  Leland was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church Union Grange No. 1555, Towanda Area Senior Citizens and Athens Senior Citizens and was also was a member of the Burlington-West Burlington Halloween parade committee.  Leland enjoyed hunting and attending school events of his children and grandchildren.  Surviving are; his wife of 51 years, Florence Mason Kneller, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Cinda and William Arnold of Monroeton, Martha and James Bowie of Flat Rock, N.C., Melva and Jeffrey Smith of New Cumberland, Pa., and Sonya and Donald McKinery of Eugene, Ore.; a son, Silas Kneller of Troy RR 3; 10 grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Madeline and Kenneth King of Myersburg, Louise and Paul Hitchcock of Myersburg, and Delores and Lewis Hitchcock of Malvern, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Connie Kneller of San Angelo, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a son, Lysander Curtis Kneller, in August of 1956, and two brothers, John and Glenn Kneller.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alison Grove, pastor of the West Burlington United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church, in care of Karen Schill, P.O. Box 44, Burlington, Pa. in Leland C. Kneller’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Leland C. “Toad” KNELLER, 73, of Towanda, PA and formerly of West Burlington, PA died Thursday, September 12, 202 at the Bradford County manor, West Burlington, PA.  Born October 13, 1928 in Towanda, PA he was a son of the late Robert and Lea Kishbaugh Kneller.  Leland was a graduate of Towanda High school class of 1946.  Leland was a lifetime dairy farmer of West Burlington and also delivered sawdust to numerous area farmers.  Leland was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church, Union Grange No. 155, Towanda Area Senior Citizens and Athens Senior Citizens and was also a member of the Burlington-West Burlington Halloween parade committee.  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Florence Mason Kneller, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Cinda and William Arnold of Monroeton, PA, Martha and James Bowie of Flat rock, NC, Melva and Jeffrey Smith of New Cumberland, PA and Sonya and Donald McKinery of Eugene, OR; a son Silas Kneller of Troy RR 3, PA; ten grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Madeline and Kenneth King of Myersburg, Louise and Paul Hitchcock of Myersburg and Delores and Lewis Hitchcock of Malvern, PA; a sister-in-law, Connie Kneller of San Angelo, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a son, Lysander Curtis Kneller in 1956 and brothers, John and Glenn Kneller.  Funeral services were held September 17 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Alison Grove officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the West Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Karen Schill, PO Box 44, Burlington, PA 18814 in Leland C. Kneller’s memory.  Troy Gazette Register

SAMUEL C. KNELLER, age 50, of Troy, died on Friday, December 17, 2004 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Sayre on April 13, 1954, the son of the late Cyrus and Myrtle Kneller.  He was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church.  He was an assistant principal for the Southern Tioga School district.  Prior to that he was a business teacher and wrestling coach for Mansfield and Canton High Schools.  He coached girls’ softball at Mansfield and coached Teener League softball for troy.  He was also a vice principal at Coudersport High School.  He was a 1972 graduate of Wyalusing High School, a graduate of Wilkes University, and received his master’s degree at Mansfield University.  He was active in the Rotary Leadership Camp.  Throughout his life and career in education he enjoyed working with and being around children; he truly touched many lives and will be missed.  Samuel is survived by his wife; Robin L. (Barton) Kneller; daughters; Danielle Kneller of Hagerstown, MD and Heidi Kneller of Troy; a sister, Marjorie Stringer of York, PA; three brothers, Lee Kneller of New Albany, Larry Kneller of Wyalusing, and Keith Kneller of Dundedin, FL and nieces and nephews.  Family and friends were invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA on Sunday, December 19, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services were held Monday, December 20, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at the East Troy United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Richard Noggle and Robert Morse officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions can be made in Samuel’s memory to the Liberty or Blossburg Elementary School for Books for the Libraries; or the East Troy First United Methodist Church. –Canton Independent Sentinel.


KNOWLES Gladys M. Vanderpool
84, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., died Monday morning, Dec. 27, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Gladys was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Aug. 7, 1926, the daughter of the late Timothy and Dorothy Swingle Knowles. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family. She was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary and the Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 Auxiliary. Gladys loved fishing and flower gardening. She is survived by: five children, Clifford Knowles and his wife Martha of Franklindale, Pa., Mary Jane Fassett and her husband Harry of Towanda, Fred Vanderpool and his wife Bonnie of Towanda, Richard Vanderpool and his wife Sandy Jo of Towanda, Dorothy Perry and John Kunkle of Towanda; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson; five brothers, Charles Knowles of Towanda, Walter Vanderpool of Towanda, Donald Vanderpool and his wife Sherrie of Towanda, Eli Vanderpool and his wife Patty of Barton, N.Y., Aaron Vanderpool and his wife Sally of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Fred Vanderpool; her companion of over 50 years, John McKean; sisters, Roseanna Vanderpool and Mary Jane Knowles; brothers, John "Peanut" Knowles and Tim Knowles; and grandson, Jonathan Perry. The funeral and committal service will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Timothy Geiger, of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday morning at the funeral home. Towanda Daily Review - December 28, 2010

 

KOBBE John M.

Age 87 of Burlington, PA, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. He was born on April 5, 1914 in Hugo Corners, Sullivan County, PA, a son of the late Ernest and Edith (Chapman) Kobbe. John was a life long farmer on the Kobbe family farm and also worked at many other farms in the area. He also worked on the fire truck assembly at American LaFrance, Inc., in Elmira, NY, retiring in 1977 after 25 years of service. John was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church in Burlington, PA. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Wetona Grange, and the Bradford County Old Timers. John enjoyed bowling in the couple's league for many years. He also enjoyed softball, camping and fishing. John, a very loving father and grandfather, is survived by his son, James E. (Beverly "Peg") Kobbe of Towanda, PA; daughters, Jo Ann (William) Avery, Jr. of Gillett, PA and Sharon L. Giles (Jim Weaver) of Elizabethtown, PA; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; brothers, Milo C. (Norma) Kobbe of Florida and Leonard L. (Virginia) Kobbe of New Albany, PA; several sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews; aunt Lavina Chapman of Springfield, PA; special friend, Dorothy Ellsworth of Burlington, PA. He is predeceased by his first wife, Bertha Bell (Gernert) Kobbe in 1948; second wife, Thelma M. (Morgan) Kobbe in 1980; sons, William Ernest Kobbe in 1947, and Dale Eugene Kobbe in 1991; great grandchildren; Brandon and Matthew Kobbe; brothers, Earl, Frances, Wilmer and LaRue Kobbe; sister, Myrtle Keeney. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA on Friday, May 11, 2001 from 6 to 8 PM. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the funeral home with the Reverend Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Memorial contributions in John's name may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church or to a charity of one's choice.  (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 2001)

JOHN M. KOBBE, 87, Burlington, PA died, May 9, 2001 at the Bradford Co. Manor, Troy, PA.  Born on April 5, 1914, in Hugo Corners, Sullivan County he was the son of the late Ernest and Edith (Chapman) Kobbe.  He was a lifelong farmer on the Kobbe family farm and worked at many other farms in the area.  He also worked on the fire truck assembly at American La France, Inc. in Elmira, NY, retiring in 1977 after 25 years of service.  Memberships include; the Burlington United Methodist Church in Burlington; the International Order of Odd Fellows; the Wetona Grange; the Bradford County Old Timers.  He enjoyed bowling in the couples league for many years and enjoyed softball, camping and fishing.  Mr. Kobbe, a very loving father and grandfather, is survived by his son, James E. (Beverly “Peg”) Kobbe, Towanda; daughters, JoAnn (William) Avery, Jr., Gillett, Sharon L. Giles (Jim Weaver), Elizabethtown; 15 grandchildren; 35 grandchildren; brothers, Milo C. (Norma) Kobbe, Florida; Leonard L. (Virginia) Kobbe, New Albany, PA; several sisters-in-law; several nieces and nephews, aunt Lavina Chapman, Springfield, PA; special friend, Dorothy Ellsworth, Burlington, PA.  He is predeceased by his first wife, Bertha Bell (Gernert) Kobbe in 1948; second wife, Thelma M. (Morgan) Kobbe in 1980; sons, William Ernest Kobbe in 1947; Dale Eugene Kobbe in 1991; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Matthew Kobbe; brothers, Earl, Francis, Wilmer, LaRue Kobbe; sister, Myrtle Keeney.  The funeral service was held at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral home with the Reverend Robert Martin officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  Memorial contributions in Mr. Kobbe’s name may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily review.

DALE E. KOBBE, MATTHEW S. KOBBE, BRANDON T. KOBBE
Dale Eugene Kobbe, 51; Matthew Scott Kobb, 6; and Brandon Thomas Kobbe, 2 of Burlington, PA died Tuesday, March 5, 1991 as the result of a fire. Born June 25, 1939 in Sayre, Dale Eugene Kobbe was the son of John and Bertha Gernert Kobbe. He served with the US Army and was a life member of AMVETS. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post 42, the Towanda VFW Post 1568 and the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. He was employed with the DuPont Company in Towanda. Mr. Kobbe is survived by son, Michael Kobbe of Trout Run RD 1; daughters, Angela Kobbe of Sunrise, FL and Bertha Kobbe of Burlington; his father, John Kobbe of Burlington; special friend, Dorothy Ellsworth of Burlington; five grandchildren; a brother, James Kobbe of Towanda RD 4; sisters, JoAnn Avery of Gillett RD 1 and Sharon Giles of Elizabethtown, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Billy Kobbe, in 1947. Matthew Scott Kobbe is survived by his mother, Bertha Kobbe of Burlington; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Inserra of Margate, FL; paternal grandparents, Robert and Blanche Shock Sr. of Elmira; maternal great-grandfather, John Kobbe of Burlington; and maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Bastion of Ralston. Brandon Thomas Kobbes is survived by his mother, Bertha Kobbe of Burlington; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Inserra of Margate, FL; maternal great-grandfather, John Kobbe of Burlington; and maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Bastion of Ralston. Combined funeral services were held March 9 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. John Feaster officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Full military honors were performed by Troy American Legion Post 49 and Troy VFW Post 8675 for Dale Eugene Kobbe during the service. Memorials may be directed to the Kobbe Fund, WHGL Radio PO Box 100, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, March 14, 1991)

KOBEY –LAVINA M. CHAPMAN, age 98, of Columbia Cross Roads, died on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at the Troy Hospital in Troy.  She was born on Oct. 29, 1906, the daughter of the late Christian and Minnie (Beinlich) Kobey.  Lavina was the wife of Ralph Chapman who died in 1954.  She attended the Church of Christ in Troy, enjoyed farming, gardening, her flowers and crocheting.  She also enjoyed her faithful canine companion “Teddy.”  Lavina is survived by: her daughter Joyce Bradford of Mainesburg, Pa.; sons, Kenneth Chapman and his wife, Jane, of Columbia Cross Roads, H. Dean Chapman and his wife, Beverly, of Cobleskill, N.Y., John Chapman and his wife, Mary Jane, of Columbia Cross Roads, and Victor Chapman and his wife, Pat, of Columbia Cross Roads; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents and husband, Lavina is preceded in death by: daughters Eleanor Jennings, Cleota Furman and Ire Louise Weed; an infant son; son-in-laws, Raymond Jennings, Alan Weed, Dick Bradford; and four brothers and four sisters.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, troy from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21.  Funeral and Committal services will be held immediately following visitation at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Pastor Dave Dressler and Pastor Alan Goss officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park. –Towanda Daily Review.

KORDANICK Mary Sjoblom, 84, West Franklin, PA (Granville Summit RR 1), died Sunday, March 2, 1997, following a lengthy illness.  Mary was born on Nov. 10, 1912, in Dunmore, PA.  She was a daughter of the late John and Anna Kordanick.  Mrs. Sjobiom was employed by Canton Manufacturing for 10 years.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Edward A. and Madeline Sjoblom of Troy, PA; two daughters, Anna Coates of West Franklin, PA and Norma Sjoblom of Baldwinsville, NY; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Karl U. Sjoblom in 1963.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday with the Rev. Edward Spencer, pastor of the Granville Center Church of Christ, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bradford County memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests memorials be directed to Memorial Hospital Home Health/Hospice, 1 Hospice Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Mary Sjoblom’s memory.

KOVAL   Stella Koval Campbell, 62, life-long resident of Canton, Pa., died very unexpectedly on Friday, March 12, 2010, at her home.  Stella was born on Feb. 19, 1948, in Canton, a daughter of the late Frank and Lois (Waugh) Koval. She was a 1966 graduate of Canton High School. Stella was of the Catholic faith and was a member of Canton's St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was a member of Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Ralston. Stella was employed by Canford Manufacturing and The Paper Magic Group for many years.  By overcoming many adversities in her own life, Stella found that the simple things in life meant the most. Her life revolved around the love she shared with family and she was blessed with many friends. Stella loved all social activities and the company of others. She especially enjoyed family outings, shopping trips and she was a voracious reader.  Surviving her are three sons, Jeff (Jackie) Koval of Marietta, Pa,, Brian (Amy) Koval of Canton and David Terry of Philadelphia; three grandchildren, Kari Shae Koval, Acacia and Brenna Terry; two sisters, JoAnn (David) Hickok of Canton and Peg (James) Helveston of Exeter, Pa.; stepmother-in-law, Walburga "Wally" Koval of Canton; several nieces; nephews and cousins. Also special friends, Grace Gaige, Polly Jackson and Barb Tuffner.  In addition to her parents, Stella was predeceased by her husbands, Leroy Krise and Luther Campbell and an infant nephew.  Her family invites friends to call from 1 – 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton. A memorial service and celebration of Stella's life will follow at 2 p.m. with her aunt, Rev. Connie Waugh, officiating. Burial will be at Bradford County Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in Stella's memory to The Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724.  March 18, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

KOZINSKI TESSIE L. KELLEY
Tessie L. Age 92 formerly of Big Flats, NY died on Monday January 29, 2007 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Kelley was born June 14, 1914 in Windber, PA the daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine Dorderwicz Kozinski. She married her husband Fred J. Kelley on August 12, 1932 and he pre-deceased her on May 31, 1993. She was also pre-deceased by her daughter Patricia Elaine Kelley Porter who died on May 5, 1981. Mrs. Kelley was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. She retired in 1978 after working at Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY and the Big Flats School. She is survived by her sons- and daughters-in-law: James F. and JoAnn Kelley of Surprise, AZ; Robert D. and Carol Kelley of Aiken, SC; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday February 1, 2007 from 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday February 2, 2007 at 10:30 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in Bradford Cemetery in Bradford, NY.

 

KRING Gladys W. Smith

89, of East Troy, died  on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at the Neshaminy Manor, Warrington.  Gladys (Kring) was born in Troy Township on Aug. 25, 1923, the oldest daughter of Alvin and Effie Wingard Kring. She attended school in West Burlington and Troy. For 32 years, she and her late husband, Erle, managed the Bradford County Manor. Gladys was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church, the French Choppers Camping Club, the Eastern Star of Towanda, the Troy Hospital Auxiliary, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oscoluwa Engine and Hose Company, Troy.  She was married to Erle Smith, who died in 1998. She is survived by Donna (Charles) Grezlak of Doylestown, Dale Smith of Troy and Glenn (Dawn) Smith of Warrenton, Va.; four grandchildren, Chris (Megan) Grezlak, Andrew (Ashlea) Grezlak, Emma (Jordan) Atkinson and Abi Smith; three great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Shelby and Bennett Grezlak; sister Alda Kiser of Troy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lewis "L.J." Kring and Harold Kring, her infant sister, Helen Kring, and a brother-in-law Robert Kiser.  Gladys left a legacy of love of family and friends. She loved visiting and caring for friends and family. Special folks were gifted with her apple pies and sugar cookies.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, PA 16947. The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the funeral home. Interment will be held in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills. Memorial gifts to the Troy Fire Department or the East Troy Methodist Church would be appreciated.    Towanda Daily Review – January 3, 2013

 

KRING Harold E. “Dutch” Kring

92, of Sheshequin, Pa., died peacefully Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa. Harold was born in Johnstown, Pa., on November 6, 1919, the son of Alvin and Effie Wingard Kring. He attended school in West Burlington, Pa., and in early years was employed on the farm at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and later owned and operated farms until 1964. He was subsequently employed by Athens Agway until his retirement in 1972.  He was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, the Amen Train at St. Paul Calvary United Methodist Church in Williamsport, Pa., and the French Choppers Camping Club. Harold enjoyed the outdoors, camping, visiting with friends and helping his son on the farm.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eleanor Carman Kring whom he married on June 9, 1944 in Blossburg, Pa.; their three children: Kay (Larry) Rhinehart of Pennsdale, Pa., Ronald Kring of Covington, Pa., Kenneth (Kathy) Kring of Herrickville, Pa.; five grandchildren: Jeremy (Loretta) Kring of Enterprise, Ala., Tim (Jen) Rhinehart of Williamsport, Pa., Matt (Jaime) Rhinehart of Wellsboro, Pa., Carolyn (Chad) Cooley of South Hill, Wyalusing, Pa., Danny (Kristy) Kring of Herrickville, Pa.; seven great-grandchildren: Juliana, Katrina, Genevieve, and Eloise Rhinehart, Camden Rhinehart, Ella and Andrew Cooley and Brody Kring; as well as sisters: Gladys Smith of East Troy, Pa., Alda Kiser of Troy, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis “L. J.” Kring, an infant sister, Helen Kring, and brothers-in-law, Earl Smith and Robert Kiser.  The funeral service will be held Friday, April 6, 2012 at noon at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St. Ulster, Pa. with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will provide their own flowers and requests that contributions be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Ulster, Pa. 18850 in Harold’s memory.   Sayre Morning Times – April 4, 2012

 

KRISE Franklin R. "Frank" Krise
89, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marcheta C. (Rought) Krise, then the late Dorothy (Rudinski) Krise. Family and friends are welcome to gather for Frank's graveside committal service at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA with Frank's pastor, Rev. Ronald F. Aebersold, officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 110 West Main Street Troy, PA. Frank was born on April 12, 1921 in Ogdensburg, PA, son of the late Charles and Frances Krise. He attended Liberty High School, and after worked for Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY, as a Quality Control Inspector until his retirement. He attended Central Baptist Church in East Corning, NY. Frank's true passions were cars and motorcycles. He had car dealerships in the Corning area, and thought there was no other motorcycle other than the Harley Davidson. Frank is survived by his daughter Barbara J. (Howard) Baldwin of Troy, PA, stepchildren: Joe (Sheila) Rudinski, Steve (Kate) Rudinski, David Rudinski, Rose Rudinski, and Micki (Paul) Chamberlain, his grandchildren: Tina (LaRue) Ostrander, David (Shelly) Baldwin, Kelly Krise, and Allan Krise, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews, and good friend Elma Fulkerson. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, both of his wives, his son Allan Krise, his granddaughter Jami Jackson, and several brothers and sisters. Contributions may be made in Frank's memory to the charity of one's own choosing.  Towanda Daily Review - November 6, 2010

LeROY A. KRISE
 LeRoy A. Krise, 48, of Canton died Sunday, August 4, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born in Canton on October 9, 1942, he was the son of Kenneth and Hazel Walborn Krise. LeRoy was in the US Marines during the Vietnam Conflict.  He was employed at Canton Manufacturing as a traffic management supervisor.  He was a member of the Canton Bowling League and member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 429, Canton.  He was an avid horseshoe pitcher and belonged to several leagues. Surviving are his wife, the former Stella Koval; stepsons, Jeffrey Koval and Brian Koval, both of Canton and David Terry at home; brothers, Ernest of Sylvania, Dale of Canton RD 2, Jim of Elmira and Bradley of Canton; sister, Mrs. Shirley Rabold of Myerstown, PA. Funeral services were held August 6 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to the Moose Building Fund c/o L.O.O.M. No. 429, 17 Sullivan Street, Canton, PA 17724 in LeRoy's memory. (TGR, Thursday, August 8, 1991)

KRISE MINNIE M. MICKLEY
Minnie M. (Krise) 87, of Gillett, PA, died on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, at the Bradford County Manor. She was the loving wife of Cleon E. Mickley, whom she married on June 20, 1942. The couple had 64 wonderful years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2006, at the Gillett Baptist Church, 33275 Route 14, Gillett, PA. The funeral service will follow the viewing at 12:00 noon on Saturday at the church with Rev. Allen H. Goss officiating and Rev. Charles R. Root assisting him. Burial will follow the service in Bradford County Memorial Park. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Mrs. Mickley was born on September 12, 1919 in East Point, Tioga County, PA. She was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Francis A. (Messner) Krise. Minnie graduated from the Liberty Vocational School, which later became Liberty High School. She retired from Rosenbaums in Elmira, NY, where she was a seamstress. Church and family were the focal point of Minnie's life. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and was a Sunday school teacher there. She was a member of the American Baptist Woman's Association, both on the local level with the Gillett church and also at the county level with the Bradford County Baptist Woman's Association. Minnie and Cleon also were in charge of the Fassett Baptist Youth and also the Bradford County Baptist Youth Association. Minnie's interests included sewing, crocheting, and homemaking. To Minnie family was everything. They include her husband, Cleon; daughters, Ardith C. (Lyle) Harkness of Columbia Crossroads, PA, and Darene M. (William) Reiff of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Kristine Abrams, Shawn (Vickie) Harkness, Craig Harkness, L. Ryan (Cherrie) Harkness, Christine (JT) Zdziebowski; great-grandchildren, Randall and Gavin Roloson, Harlan Abrams, Taren, Colton, and Mariah Harkness, and Elizabeth Zdziebowski. Other family members surviving Minnie are her brother, Franklin Krise of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, Clair H. (Helen) Mickley of Gillett, PA; sister-in-law, Marie Krise of Woodhull, NY; and also several nieces, nephews, and good friends. Minnie was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold, Raymond, Kenneth and Eugene Krise; and great-granddaughter, Crystline Lennox-Harkness. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Minnie's name to the Gillett Baptist Church, 33275 Route 14, Gillett, PA 16925.

CARL H. KROTZER, age 79, of Canton RD 1, died Thursday, July 21, 1983 at his home.  Mr. Krotzer was born at the Trout Run, Pa., on September 28, 1903.  He was the son of Miles and Mae Krotzer.  Mr. Krotzer and his wife, the former Isabelle Thomas, observed their 36th wedding anniversary last August 31.  Mr. Krotzer was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  He was secretary and manager of the Moose Lodge #429 for 38 years.  He was also a member of the Canton Lodge for 39 years.  He was honored by receiving a Pilgrim degree from the Moose organization, which is the highest degree attributed to a Moose member. Mr. Krotzer was a life member of the Innes Hose Company in Canton.  He was also a member of the Towanda Eagles.  Surviving are his wife, Isabelle; one daughter, Mrs. Debra Ann Barnes of Canton; two stepsons, Edward Scholtz or RD 1 Canton and John Scholtz of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.  The Canton Moose Lodge will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m., followed by a memorial service conducted by the Pilgrim degree team at 8:30 p.m. honoring their departed brother.  Donations may be directed to the Canton Moose Lodge Building fund in Mr. Krotzer’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KUHL Jala Mae - Jala Mae Kuhl, the sweetest, happiest, and brightest blue eyed "pretty" girl blessed us with her presence on Nov. 2, 2009 and went to her rest on May 28, 2010, in Daytona Beach, Fla. A gathering of family and close friends at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa., and a graveside service followed by interment in her honor will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, Pa. Her maternal grandparents, Danny and Leslie Telesco, preceded her, and she leaves behind her broken hearted parents; Mark Kuhl and Melissa Telesco, a twin brother; Markus Kuhl, grandparents: Michael and Tina Nestrick and Ernest and Cathy Kuhl, great-grandparents; Ernie and Ann Jean Kuhl and Gary and Shirley Lenox, three great grandparents; two uncles; Dominick (Shannon) Telesco and Stephen Kuhl, an aunt; Karyce Kuhl, and several extended loving family who will greatly miss her.  Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home, Daytona.. – Towanda Daily Review, June 2, 2010

KUNKLE –BETTY L. HERMAN, 77, widow of John W. Herman of Dushore RR4, formerly of Church Street, Athens, died Monday evening, Dec. 2, 2002, at her home following declining health.  Born Aug. 20, 1925, in Towanda, she was a daughter of the late Harry F. and Myrtle D. Vanderpool Kunkle.  Betty’s main interest in life was her home and family.  She enjoyed making crafts and working in her flower garden.  Surviving are; five daughters, Wanda Kithchart of Dushore RR 4, Carol Decker of New Albany, Joyce Quinn of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Debra Dickinson of Wysox and Patricia Waltman of Dushore RR 4; two sons; Thomas Decker and his wife, Nancy Decker, of Rainier, Wash., and David Decker and his wife, Brenda Decker, of Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brother, John Kunkle of Towanda, Larry Kunkle and his wife, Paulette, of Liberty Corners, Robert Kunkle and his wife, Vina, of Herrickville; three sisters, Myrna Hamm and Lila Potter of Towanda, Virginia Anderson and her husband, William, of LeRaysville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very dear friend, Rose Bennett.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, John W. Herman on Oct. 23, 1993; infant twin sons, Willard and William Herman; grandsons, Joseph Donald Tuttle, in May of 1975, and Carl Elliott, in August of 2000, her father Harry F. Kunkle, on Dec. 29, 1983; her mother, Myrtle D. Vanderpool Kunkle, on Nov. 9, 1998; and a sister, Marian Detweiler, on Sept 7, 1982.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KUNKLE Robert W. Kunkle Sr.
83, of Kent Run Road, Towanda RR 4, Monroe Twp., Pa., died Thursday evening, Aug. 26, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Twp., Pa.  Robert was born April 27, 1927 at home in Wyalusing, Pa., a son of the late Harry and Myrtle Vanderpool Kunkle. On May 5, 1945 he married the former Vina M. Groover. In early years, Robert was employed by Belle Knitting and the Beirne Hill Farm. He was later employed by the Sardoni Construction Company and by Gordon Kissell Paving. Robert was a former member of Asylum VFW Post No. 6072 and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing and gardening. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vina M. Groover Kunkle; daughters: Sheila Johnson of Towanda, Roberta (Admiral) Johnson of Towanda, Sandra (George) Patrick of Herrickville, Pa.; sons: Robert (Lola) Kunkle of Towanda, Roger Kunkle of New Albany, William (Nancy) Kunkle of Towanda; sisters: Myrna Hamm of Towanda, Lila Potter of Towanda, Virginia (William) Anderson of LeRaysville; brothers: John (Dorothy Ann) Kunkle of Towanda, Larry (Paulette) Kunkle of Towanda; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by:daughters, Linda Maines and Susan Kunkle; grandsons, Dean Eric Johnson, Robert Kunkle III and Jason Kunkle; sisters, Betty Herman and Marian Detwieler, son-in-law, Marvin Johnson. The funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, August 28, 2010

SUSAN MARIE KUNKLE, 47, of RR1, Monroeton, Pa., died Monday evening, Feb. 13, 2006, at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., after fighting a courageous battle with cancer and has gone home to be with her Lord.  Susan was born in Sayre, Pa., on Dec. 3, 1958, and was the daughter of Robert W. Kunkle Sr. and Vina M. Groover Kunkle.  She attended the Wysox and Towanda schools and was employed by Serve Inc. in Monroeton until declining health no longer permitted her to continue.  Susan loved life and was a loving and dedicated mother.  Surviving are: her companion, Daniel Cordner of Monroeton; her children, Bradley, Melissa and Tyler Cordner, all at home; her parents Robert W. Kunkle Sr. and Vina M. Kunkle of Towanda RR4; brothers, Robert Kunkle Jr. and wife Lola of Macedonia, Roger Kunkle and his wife, Christine of New Albany, and William Kunkle and his wife, Nancy of Towanda; sisters, Sheila Johnson of Liberty Corners, Roberta Johnson and husband Admiral Johnson Jr. of Durell and Sandra Patrick and husband George of Herrickville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Maines, three nephews, Dean Eric Johnson, Robert W. Kunkle III and Jason Robert Kunkle; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Johnson.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m.  Friday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Susan Marie Kunkle’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KUYKENDALL –ALICE L. DECKER, 80 of 328 William St., Towanda died Friday evening, Sept. 30, 1994 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda following a period of declining health.  Born Nov. 4, 1913 in Mercur, Pa., she was one of 14 children of the late Harry J. and Jessie Hankinson Kuykendall.  In earlier years, Alice was employed as a waitress and caterer.  She was later employed by the former Jones Bakery in Towanda for many years.  Mrs. Decker was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary and a former member of the Farat6ernal Order of Eagles Lodge Auxiliary, Towanda.  Alice possessed a great love for her home and family.  Surviving are her husband, Henry E. Decker Jr. of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley L. and James R. McGee of Towanda RR 3; grandchildren; Elaine M. and Lawrence A. Elliott of Towanda, Steven M. McGee of Columbia, S.C., Karen L. McGee of Charleston, S.C., John J. “Jack” McGee of Swithwater, Pa.; three great-grandchildren; Brian A. Elliott, Nichole I. Elliott and Crystal G. McGee; four sisters; Myrtle Hall of Towanda, Hazel Broschart of State College, Pa.; Iva Simpson of Sacramento, Calif. And Dorothy Hiam of Ashtabula, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marion Louise Kuykendall on July 30, 1987.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1994 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park; Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to: Memorial Hospital building Fund, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Alice L. Decker’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MARION LOUISE KUYKENDALL, 54, Senior Citizens Building, Towanda died Thursday July 30, 1987 at home following a lingering illness. She was born May 30, 1933 in Towanda and in earlier years was employed at the Berlinger Silk Mill in Towanda, Rynveld’s Wreath Factory in New Albany and Towanda Corset Factory. Her main interest in life was in family and friends. She enjoyed various arts and crafts, flowers and birds. Marion always had a loving and friendly smile for everyone. She was a member of Towanda First United Methodist Church. Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Alice L. and Henry E. Decker, Jr., Towanda; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley L. and James R. McGee, Towanda, two nieces, Mrs. Lawrence (Elaine M.) Elliott, Towanda and Karen L. McGee, Columbia, South Carolina; two nephews; Steven M. McGee, Columbia, South Carolina and John (Jack) McGee, Towanda; a great-nephew, Brian Elliott, Towanda; two great-nieces; Nichole L. Elliott, Towanda, Crystal G. McGee, Columbia, South Carolina. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

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