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SEARFOSS –SARAH J. AMMERMAN, 82, of Athens RD 2 passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital Wednesday afternoon March 25, 1987. She was born in Cold Springs, Pa. Dec. 11, 1904, the daughter of Nathan and Lilly Heinbach Searfoss. She has lived in the Valley area most of her life. She is a graduate of Ulster and Towanda high School and a graduate of Mansfield Normal School. She taught school for one year at Orange Hill and one year at Windham Summit. She is the widow of Leonard Ammerman who died in 1962. She was a member of the Litchfield United Methodist Church and the Athens Senior Citizens. She has lived in the same house for over 50 years. She is survived by for sons: Arthur Ammerman of Waverly, NY, Floyd Ammerman of Endicott, NY and Harold and Donald Ammerman of Athens RD 2. Also surviving are four brothers: Truman Searfoss of Troy RD 3, Paul Searfoss of Sayre, Elmer Searfoss of Sayre and Robert Searfoss of Horsheads, NY. Mrs. Ammerman is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal services will be held at the Litchfield United Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Carl J. Crawford, pastor officiating. Burial will be at a later time in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Donations may be directed to the Litchfield United Methodist Building Fund. –Towanda Daily Review

SECULES –S. THELMA GAVITT, 83, widow of Blake J. Gavitt, a well-regarded long-time resident of East Towanda died Wednesday, February 18, 1987 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born July 1, 1903 in Sullivan County, she was a daughter of the late Brady and Fannie Dugan Secules. Mrs. Gavitt graduated from Muncy Valley High School and on October 3, 1919, she married Blake J. Gavitt in Bloomsburg. Her main interests in life were in her home and family. Mr. Gavitt was a respected educator and was principal of the Wysox Schools for many years. His father was also an educator and between father and son taught a total of 100 years. Mr. Gavitt died November 29, 1966. Mrs. Gavitt was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church of Wesauking Grange #58 and served on the Wysox Township Election Board. She was very active in the Wysox PTA for many years. Surviving are: a son, G. Brian Gavitt of Wood Bridge, VA; daughter, Mrs. Duane (Judith) Campbell of Owego; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Gavitt of Barton RD 1; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren: brother, Paul Secules of Hughesville; two sisters, Hilda Phillips of Hughesville and Florence VanHorn of Hughesville; also nieces and nephews. An infant daughter, Bernice Elaine Gavitt died in 1921, she was also predeceased by a son, B. Gerald Gavitt on May 14, 1986. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. William H. Wassell officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday afternoon one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association c/o Mary Henderson, P.O. Box 426, Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

SEIPLER, BRIAN LEE,  Services for Brian Lee Seipler, 19 of Franklindale were held November 26 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with  the Rev. James Haupt officiating. Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Mr. Seipler died November 24, 1984.  He was born on August 17, 1965 in North Towanda, the son of Floyd A. and Claire Brian Seilper Jr.  He attended Towanda High School and enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports.  Survivors include his father, Floyd of Franklindale; his mother, Mrs. Max (Claire) Otis of Monroeton; sisters, Christine and Jackie Seipler of Franklindale; maternal great-grandmother Eva Root of Troy; other grandparents and aunts, uncles and cousins.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Franklindale Township Fire Co., in Brian’s memory (TGR Nov. 29, 1984)

BIRAN LEE SEIPLER, 19, of Franklindale, died Saturday, November 24, 1984.  He was born on August 17, 1965 in North Towanda, the son of Floyd A. and Claire Brian Seipler Jr.  Mr. Seipler attended Towanda High School and enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as sports.  Survivors include his father, Floyd A. Seipler of Franklindale; his mother, Mrs. Max (Clair) Otis of Monroeton; two sisters, Christine and Jackie Seipler of Franklindale; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Doris Seipler, Sr. of Monroeton RD 1; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Richard Evelyn) Wood of Monroeton; paternal great-grandparents, James and Nina Seipler of Monroeton RD 1; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Eva Root of Troy; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Private funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. James E. Haupt, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  There will be no calling hours.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Franklin Township Fire Company in Brian’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

FLOYD A. SEIPLER SR., 65, of Monroeton RD 1 died Monday evening, Aug. 22, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after suffering a heart attack at his home.  Born Sept. 13, 1922, in Masten, Pa., he was a son of Nina Cole Seipler and the late James A. Seipler.  Floyd spent his childhood in Laquin and later moved to Powell, attending the Laquin and Powell schools.  On Jan. 28, 1941, he married the former Doris Birdsall.  He was employed by the Burlinger Silk Mill in Towanda for 14 years and was later associated with GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 35 years, retiring at the age of 62.  Floyd was well-known and possessed a host of friends from throughout the area.  He was a Towanda Little League baseball enthusiast and seldom missed attending the games.  He was also interested and active in hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife, Doris I. Seipler; a daughter, Mrs. Jessie (Doris) Lee of Towanda; two sons, Floyd A. Seipler Jr. of Monroeton RD 1 and James W. Seipler of Rome RD 1, his mother, Mrs. Nina Seipler of Monroeton RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) Hatch of Towanda RD 4; also several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, James A. Seipler, on Jan. 13, 1985; his sister, Olive Howard, on Sept. 9, 1986; a grandson, Brian Lee Seipler, on Nov. 24, 1984.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Emmalou Kirchmeier officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 o’clock at the funeral home.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Towanda Little League in care of Mrs. Debbie Wilcox, treasurer, 232 Poplar St., Towanda, Pa. in Floyd’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HOWARD J. SEIPLER, 61, of Powell, Pa. died Friday, June 4, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born September 18, 1942 in Towanda, Pa. he was a son of the late Edward and Olive Seipler Howard.  Howard enjoyed working outdoors, helping his neighbors and caring for his cats.  He also enjoyed NASCAR and baseball.  Howard was very devoted to his late maternal grandparents, Jim and Nina Seipler.  Surviving are; his sisters, Susan Vanderpool of Towanda, Barbara Campbell of Towanda, Dorothy Potter of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Rose Johnson of Towanda, Vicki Wells of Towanda; his former sister-in-law and special friend, Cheri Howard of Big Pond, Pa.; a good friend, Paul Allen of Weston; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Olive Howard, his father, Edward Howard; brothers, Edward, Larry, Jeff and John Howard; sisters, Bonnie Donovan, Paula Howard Allen, Beatrice and Harriet Howard.  The funeral and committal service will be held Monday June 7, 2004 at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES A. SEIPLER, 86, of Powell died Sunday morning, January 13, 1985, at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born August 14, 1898 in Beth Run, Pa., the son of Henry and Gertrude Sanders Seipler.  In earlier years, Mr. Seipler was employed at various saw mills and worked in the chemical plant in Laquin.  He was later employed by the Athens Foundry for over 30 years.  On December 26, 1919, he married the former Nina Cole, and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.  Survived by his wife, Nina; a son, Floyd A. Seipler, Sr. of Monroeton RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) Hatch of Towanda RD 4 and Mrs. Edward (Olive) Howard of Monroeton RD 1; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Hunter of Troy RD 3; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. James E. Haupt, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends may call this afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and in the evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SEIPLER - HOWARD, OLIVE MAE,   Olive Mae Seipler Howard, 61, of Monroeton, RD1 died September 9, 1986 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born on January 12, 1925 in Laquin, PA, the daughter of James A. and Nina Cole Seipler.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She is survived by her husband, Edward E. Howard at home; sons, Larry Howard of Big Pond, PA, and Howard Seipler of Powell; five daughters; her mother; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by three daughters, two sons and her father.  Funeral services were held September 12 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  (TGR Sept. 18, 1986)

SEIPLER - Olive Mae Seipler Howard, 61, of Powell, Monroeton RR1 died Tuesday evening, September 9, 1986 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born on January 12, 1925 in Laquin, PA, the daughter of James A. and Nina COLE Seipler.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She is survived by husband Edward E. Howard at home, two sons, Larry Howard of Big Pond, PA, and Howard Seipler of Powell: five daughters, Rose Johnson of Towanda, Mrs. donald (Susan) VANDERPOOL of Townada, Mrs. Garn (Barbara) CAMPBELL of Towanda, Dorothy POTTER of Niagra Falls, NY, and Paula ALLEN of Franklindale: her mother, Mrs. Nina Seipler of Powell: 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd A. Seipler of Monroeton; a sister, Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) HATCH, Towanada RD 4, her mother-in-law, Mrs Frances HOWARD of Towanda; several aunts, uncles, neices, nephews and cousins.  She was preceeded in death by three daughters; Bonnie DONOVAN, Beatrice and Harriet Howard; two sons Jeffery and Edward G. Howard; and by her father James SEIPLER.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the Maryrott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., towanda, with Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be at Bradford County Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner from the Towanda Daily Review.

SEITZ –MARY E. LANTZ, of Milan, Pa., died Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born July 1, 1927, in Helena, Mont., the daughter of George and Marie Sorenson Seitz and Hilda Kjelstrom.  She grew up in the Spokane, Wash., area and attended schools there.  She married John E. Lantz on Oct. 4, 1958, in Groton, Conn.  In 1986 she moved to the Valley area and she touched many local people’s lives.  Mary was a member of Milan United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. of Arlington, Wash.  She did a lot of charity work for various organizations.  She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John, at home; children, George and Marie Lantz of Arlington, Wash., Charles and Caroline Lantz of Deer Lake, Wash., Dianna Cole of Middleville, Mich., and Dede and Russell May of Pasco, Wash.; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter, sister, Ann Siedel of Spokane, Wash. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call at the Milan United Methodist Church from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005.  Memorial services will follow at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Sandy Brandt officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SELLECK - Edith Armilly Selleck Jennings, 96, of Monroeton RR 1, West Burlington Township, Pa., died and Savior Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, from the Bradford County Manor.  Born July 19, 1913, in West Burlington Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Mark Daniel Selleck and Hattie May PARKHURST Selleck. On Sept. 5, 1934, she married William D. Jennings at the Franklindale Christian Church parsonage. The Rev. Paul Dale officiated. Edith assisted her husband in the operation of their dairy farm in West Burlington Twp. for many years. Edith will be fondly remembered for her love for her Lord and family. She was a long-time member of the Frankindale Christian Church and was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially working in her vegetable and flower gardens. Edith was a gifted seamstress, having made many articles of clothing for her family. She loved to read her Bible. She enjoyed working on numerous craft projects while watching game shows, and also enjoyed completing puzzles, knitting, quilting and crocheting.  She is survived by: her sons and daughters-in-law Philip and Arlene Jennings of Monroeton RR 1, Pa., Ralph and Sherrill Jennings of Monroeton RR 1, Pa., and Herbert and Phyllis Jennings of Sulfur Springs, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband of 60 years, William D. Jennings, on Jan. 12, 1995; an infant son; two brothers, Jesse Selleck and Floyd Selleck; and four sisters, Mable Brown, Elizabeth Ward, Ruth Lampman and Bertha Wooden.  The funeral service will be held at noon Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Larry Adee officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Edith Armilly Selleck Jennings' memory.   04 Oct. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

SELLECK Floyd W. Selleck, 91, of Melborne, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of West Burlington Twp., PA, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999 at the Holmes Regional Hospital in Melbourne, FL.  Born September 21, 1907 in West Burlington Township, he was a son of the late Mark and Hattie Parkhurst Selleck.  Floyd owned and operated his farm at Mountain Lake in West Burlington Township for many years.  He was formerly employed by the Herman Rynfield Sons Corp. in New Albany and by the Valley Stockyards in Athens.  Following their retirement in 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Selleck moved to Florida.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Richard Ellsworth of Port Charlotte, FL; sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Delores Selleck of Punta Gorda; Paul and Eva Selleck of New Albany and Arthur and Dorothy Selleck of Palm Bay, FL; a daughter-in-law, Karen Selleck of Ulster, PA; sisters, Edith Jennings of Monroeton, PA and Elizabeth Ward of Towanda, PA; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Marion, in 1995; a son, Fred A. Selleck, in 1992; a brother Jesse and three sisters, Bertha, Ruth and Mabel.  Funeral services were held September 11 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. David Selleck, Mr. Selleck’s nephew from Clarion, PA, officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.

FRED A. SELLECK
 Fred Albert Selleck, 53, of Ulster RR 2 (Saco), Ulster Township, PA died Wednesday, December 16, 1992 at his home following a brief illness. Born September 8, 1939 in Monroeton, he was a son of Floyd and Marion Baker Selleck. He was a graduate of Troy High School and later served in the US Navy from 1958 to 1960. In earlier years he was employed by Page's Block Yard in Milan, State Aggregates in Wysox and Masonite in Wysox. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Karen Slater Selleck, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Michael Shipman of Towanda; a son, Brian Selleck of Ulster RR 2; his parents, Floyd and Marion Baker Selleck of Punta Gorda, FL; three step-grandchildren, Elisha, Michael and Benjamin Shipman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Eva Selleck of New Albany, Daniel and Delores Selleck of Raleigh, NC and Arthur and Dorothy Selleck of Palm Bay, FL; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Riichard Ellsworth of Punta Gorda, FL; his father-in-law, George Slater of Ulster RR 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held December 19 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Effie Norris officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810 in Mr. Selleck's memory. (TGR, Thursday, December 24, 1992)

SELLECK  LULA
Ayers, Lula Selleck-aged 59, died Thursday morning, Sept 16, 1948, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was the wife of Leonard Ayers and resided on a farm near Ulster. She is survived by her husband and mother, Mrs. Lorrin Selleck, Granville Summit, five daughters including Mrs. Catherine Thorp, Columbia Cross Rds. and Mrs. Ruby Carman, Burlington, four sons including Merritt, Gillett, and one sister, Mrs. Ruby, Gillett. The funeral was held at the Burlington Methodist Church Monday at 2 pm with burial in Bradford County Memorial Cemetery.

SELLECK - Peters, Rebecca Selleck Boyce-67 of Troy R D 3 died yesterday (1959). She was a member of the West Burlington Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband, Solomon Lee Peters; four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Navarini of Baltimore, Md, Mrs. Alwida Wolfe of Granville Summit, Mrs. Audrey Porter of Angola, Ind and Mrs. Beulah Roberts of Canton: son Aaron Boyce of Columbia Cross Rds; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mildred Osgood of Troy and Mrs. Frances Spencer, Roaring Branch; a stepson Robert Peters, Troy; three brothers, Paul Selleck, Canton, Daniel Selleck, Ithaca, and John Selleck, Sayre. 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at West Burlington Methodist Church Saturday at 2 o’clock with Rev Owen Barrett and Rev Kenneth Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. (Daily Review 1959)

Milton C. SEYMOUR JR. age 82, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born October 21, 1917, in Columbia Cross Roads, PA a son of the late Milton C. Sr. and Florence B. Trask Seymour.  Milton was a lifelong farmer and avid horse puller.  He loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting for raccoons.  Milton is survived by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn O. (Brown) Seymour; daughters, Janet L. (Ira) Kessler of Columbia Cross Roads, Darlene A. (Max) Weed of Columbia Cross Roads, and Ellen B. (LaVere) Wheeler of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, Michael (Sharri) Weed of Columbia Cross Roads, Kelly (Chuck) Bastion of Troy, candy (Garry) Wolf of Columbia cross Roads, Deanna Wheeler of Millerton, Ira (Kathy) Kessler of Millerton and Debbie (Steve) Piecuch of Millerton; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and numerous friends.  He was predeceased by four brothers and five sisters.  Funeral services were held September 22, 2000 at the Gerald Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., troy, PA.  Interment at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the charity of one’s choice.

SEYMOUR   Sandra Lynn Loving daughter and sister Age 57, of Wilawanna Road, Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born July 1, 1948 in Elmira, the daughter of Floyd Bert and Evelyn May (Crawford) Seymour. Sandra is survived by her loving parents, Floyd and Evelyn; beloved siblings: sisters, Donalee (Leon) Horton of Elmira, NY, Linda (Francis) Grillo of Egan, MN, Robin (Robert) Grabb of Sayre, PA; brother, Kingsley (Karen) Seymour of Ovid, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and many cousins. Services for Sandra will all be held privately and at a convenient time for her family. Interment will also take place at the convenience of the family in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to ARC, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901, in Sandra's memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

STAR GAZETTE, Elmira NY; Thurs. 3 March 2005; p. 4C 
SEYMOUR, Wilson E. "Pete" 
    A longtime resident of the Southport community died peacefully Tuesday morning, March 1, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital where he had been receiving care at the age of 87. Born in Pine Valley, Pete was the son of Edward J. & Louise Comfort Seymour. In early years he was employed by the Dairymen's League in Horseheads. He became well known in our community for his many years employed by the Town of Southport with the Highway Department and his love of children was evident in the many years he was also appointed the Superintendent of Parks & Recreation for the town. In serving the Lord, Pete was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church. His many interests included woodworking, hunting, fishing, camping, and farming but most of all his family always came first. His loving wife and companion of 63 years survives him, Bernice Marie Seymour, Southport; along with their children, Donna & George King, Dundee; Ronald & Lois Seymour, Gillett, PA; Dena & Ward Friends, Millerton, PA; Linda & Butch Serfas, Woodbury, TN; siblings, Betty & Art Kerr, Pine City; and Phillip & Lea Seymour, Big Pond, PA; nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many cherished family friends. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased by his brothers, Willard, Gerald and Wayne Seymour and his sisters, Jeanette Kerr and Delores Criss.
 Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Thursday, March 3, 2005 between the hours of 6-8 pm and again on Friday from 9-11 am. Funeral services will follow the Friday visitation at 11 am, his pastor and friend, The Reverend Laurie Greenlaw and his grandson-in-law, The Reverend Jim Schwenk will both officiate. Graveside services will take place at the Seymour family plot of Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, PA at 2:45 pm. Memorials may be directed to the Millerton Wesleyan Church in Pete's memory.

SHADDUCK –NAOMI M. WILLIAMS, 88, of 24 Packer Ave., Towanda, died Friday evening, Aug. 13, 1993, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Aug. 31, 1904, in Corning, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret Wiley Shadduck.  Naomi was employed by J.C. Penney in Corning, N.Y., and later by the Ruggles Department Store in Towanda.  She also served as a nurse’ aide at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was a member of the N. Towanda United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir.  She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and the Ulster Grange and a life member of the Order of Eastern Star, Corning, N.Y.  Surviving are: her foster son and daughter, James and June Jennings of Towanda, RR 1; sisters-in-laws, Ruth Hotaling of Lakeland, Fla., Sarah Hawker of Sebring, Fla., and Loretta Cooper of Tonawanda, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Harold Williams of Gold Beach, Ore.; and good friends and neighbors Elaine Smith of Towanda and Bernice Lewis of N. Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Samuel Williams, in 1977; a daughter, Margaret Ann William, in 1961; and a sister, Eva MacMullen.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1993, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Larry Lutz, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the N. Towanda United Methodist Church in care of Jacob Guffey, RR 1, Box 297, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CLIFFORD THOMAS SHAFFER, 88, OF 103 Charles St., Towanda; died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at The Manor, West Burlington Township.  Born Jan. 2, 1916, in Bradford County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mable McKernan Shaffer.  Clifford was a master mason and a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsworkers No. 5 of Harrisburg, Pa.  He was employed at various construction sites in Washington, D.C., and in the Northeast United States for many years until his retirement.  Clifford was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, the Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club; Bridge Street Hill Rod and Gun Club; and the Towanda Gun Club.  He enjoyed reading, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping and playing the fiddle.  Surviving are his daughter, Catherine Shaffer Horton of Athens; his sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Northrup and Gladys Northup of Tucson, Ariz., Dr. John Shaffer and Diane Shaffer of DeKalb, Ill.; his grandchildren, Dr. James P. Shaffer of Norman, Okla., Dr. Michael J. Shaffer of New Haven, Conn., Matthew P. Horton of Towanda and Mark J. Horton of Athens; his sister, Sylvia Shaffer of California; his half-brothers, Thomas and Dean Shaffer, both of New York State; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Iola Northrup Shaffer, on Jan. 28, 1990; his son James “Shag” Shaffer, on Feb. 27, 1970; and his son-in-law; Herbert G. Horton on Feb. 3, 2004.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda, Pa. or to the Towanda Public Library, Towanda Pa. in Clifford Thomas Shaffer’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

LLOYD A. SHATTUCK SR. age 78 of 12 East South Ave., Canton, Pa. May 15, 1977.  Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Thursday at 1 P.M. with the Rev. Merle Herr officiating.  Internment Bradford Co. Memorial Park.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1977

SHAFFEREMMA E. CHASE, 108 widow of Fred K. Chase, formerly of Crestview Court, Athens, RR 1, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Aug. 28, 1889 in Forks Township, Sullivan County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Dorothy Monahan Shaffer.  Emma assisted her late husband Fred in the operation of their dairy farm in Overton for may years and was formerly employed by the Bradford County Manor for 28 years.  She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Overton, Pa.  Emma took great pride and pleasure in creating quilts, having made over 150 quilts for her family.  She also enjoyed participating in quilt shows.  She is survived by daughters, Ruth C. Finch of Greens Landing, Pa., Florence I. Glidewell of Dushore, Pa.; a son, Cluade R. Chase of Towanda; a daughter-in-law, Janice Decker Chase of Lake Wales, Fla.; 25 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband Fred K. Chase, a daughter, Marjorie L. Bacorn; three sons, Ralph L. Earl A. and Carl R. Chase and a son-in-law, Donald Glidewell.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 1997 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  The family will provide their own flowers and suggests that memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in Mrs. chase’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

HAROLD O. SHAFFER, 74, of Athens Township died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002.  He was born on June 27, 1928, in Forksville, to his parents, Omer and Cora Saum Shaffer.  Mr. Shaffer was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and marksman.  He loved to do woodworking.  Mr. Shaffer loved life and his family was his life.  He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Nancy Shaffer of Towanda, Brian and Retha Shaffer of Sayre, Harold Shaffer of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Donald Paul Jr. of Halifax, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Bostwick of Waverly, N.Y. and Mrs. Bernard (Betty) Cabezut Magelky of Boulder Creek, Calif.; brothers, Calvin Shaffer of Phoenix, Ariz., and O. Kenneth Shaffer of Forksville; a very special friend, Estella Mingos of Sayre; grandchildren, Todd J. Shaffer, Travis W. Shaffer, Donald Paul III, Christopher J. Paul, Ryan Shaffer, Elizabeth Shaffer, Emalie Shaffer, Claire Shaffer and Jennifer Shaffer; and great-grandchild, Christopher R. Paul.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Christine Shaffer, in 1985, and two sisters, Marion Vial and Vera Miles.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., in Sayre.  Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. immediately following calling hours.  Retired Pastor William Wells will be officiating.  Burial will be held at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m.  Those wishing to make memorial contributions in Mr. Shaffer’s name may do so to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SHAYLOR Carl E - Carl E. Shaylor (SRGP 66367) , age 82, of Troy, Pa., RD 1, Monday February 25, 1974 at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Alan Minarcik and Rev. Glenn Dewey. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Ethel; one son, Norman Shaylor of Wayne, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Myrtle Haven of Sylvania, Pa.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, Former Pennsylvania Dept. of Highway Caretakers and he was a former farmer.

SHEDDEN Brian L.
Age 40, of Gillett, PA, died August 14, 2007 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Brian was born October 8, 1966 to parents, Ronald and Barbra (Cherkis) Shedden. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Shannon (Brudnik) Shedden; daughters, Lindsey and Kylee; son, Mason, all at home; parents, Ronald and Barbra Shedden of Elmira; brother, Terry Shedden (Jayne Rockwell) of Canton; sister, Lisa Shedden of Elmira; father-in-law, Walter Brudnik; brother-in-law, Brian Brudnik; sister-in-law, Cindy (Michael) Becker, all of Gillett; Debbie Brown of Wysox; also nieces and nephews, Brittany (Alex), Christopher Becker, Kevin and Collin Shedden; aunts and uncles, Glenn and Sandy Smith, Duane and Helen Kay Shedden, Dick and Joan Shedden, John and Pam Cherkis, Harry and Marjorie Scheuffele; special friend, Jeff Lee and special companion, Sadie Mae; many other friends and family. Brian was a loving husband and father, an avid outdoorsman, a number one mechanic, and a NY Giants and NASCAR fan. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, August 16, 2007, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with funeral service immediately following the calling hours. Reverend Allen Goss will officiate. Interment in Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Thanks to Hope Lodge, Rochester, NY, staff at Highland Hospital, Strong Memorial, Guthrie Hospice, Vickie and Russ, and Steve and Sally Sterling. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to CCSD for children's education fund. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/15/2007.

SHEDDEN –ELLEN MAY EPLEY, 81 widow of Charles E. Epley Jr. of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, formerly of Wysox died Saturday, Nov. 9, 1996 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born May 7, 1915 in Granville Summit, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Howard and Abbie Finney Shedden.  On Feb. 9, 1944 she married Charles E. Epley Jr.  Ellen and Charles celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1994.  She was preceded in death by her husband on March 19, 1994.  Surviving are: a sister, Anna Belle Harris of Towanda; a brother and sister-in-law, Leland and Mary Epley Shedden of Sayre; a brother, Howard Shedden of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; a brother-in-law, Irvin Epley of Drum, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Myrtle Snyder of Athens and Grace Washburn of Florida and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1996 at 2 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 Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

LELAND D. SHEDDEN, 88, Sayre, formerly of East Towanda, died November 2, 2004, at the Sayre House, Sayre, PA.  Born November 7th, 1917 in Granville, PA, he was the son of the late Howard Shedden, Sr. and Abbie Finney Shedden.  He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1935 and in early years was employed by the Fox Chase farm in Towanda.  On February 20, 1943 he married the former Mary Epley in the Overton United Methodist Church.  He was later employed by Sylvania Electric, Towanda for 33 years until his retirement.  Mr. Shedden was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda.  Surviving are his wife of 61 years; Mary Epley Shedden at home; his children; Pattie S. and Adam Hozempa, Tunkhannock, PA; Nancy S. and Robert Smith, East Smithfield, PA; Becky S. Henry, Glen Burnie, MD; his grandchildren, Kimberly Smith Mastrantonio and her husband Shawn Mastratonio, Alan Smith and his wife Dana Smith, Christopher Henry and his wife Megan Henry, Kenneth Henry, Elizabeth Ann Henry; brother, Howard Shedden, Jr., Sayre, sister, Anna Belle Harris, Towanda; several nieces, nephews, cousins.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Laura Miller and Ellen Epley and a brother Buddy Miller.  The funeral service was held November 8th, 2004 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Donald A. Anderson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Athens officiating.  Interment was in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Sayre House, N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA in Leland D. Shedden’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RAY SHEDDEN age 66 of R.D. 2, Gillett, Pa., Thursday, January 26, 1967 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Charles Root.  Bradford Co. Memorial Park.  Survived by wife Merle; daughter Mrs. Peter Makovitch of North Hornell; son, Richard of R.D. 2 Gillett; sisters, Mrs. Louis Kendall of Troy and Mrs. Dewitt Wilcox of Franklin, Pa.; brothers, Fred Shedden of Granville Summit and Robert Shedden of Elmira; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.  He was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church and a farmer in the South Creek Township for 23 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1967

SHELLARD   Donald MILLER SHELLARD, 71, of Saco, Ulster, RR2, died Wednesday evening Nov. 12, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born July 9, 1932, in Sayre, he was a son of the late Ernest James SHELLARD and Rachel MILLER SHELLARD. Donald attended Sayre Area High School and in early years was employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Sayre. He was later employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 38 years until his retirement. Donald was a member of the Bradford County Historical Society. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Surviving are: His wife of 47 years, Pauline GUSTIN SHELLARD at home; Three children, Tina Marie LASKO and her husband Dr. George A. LASKO of Athens, Donald Robert SHELLARD of Saco, Ulster RR 2, and Brenda Louis LAMB and her husband Michael LAMB of Saco, Ulster RR 2; A granddaughter, Stephanie Marie STEVENS; A grandson, Terry Richard STATTERLY Jr.; Two sisters, June SHELLARD HIGLEY of Sayre and Louise SHELLARD MOORE of Sayre; Several nieces nephews and cousins: And many good friends. Donald was preceded in death by: His parents; a brother, Ernest James SHELLARD Jr.; And two sisters, Rachel SHELLARD and Rosemarie SHELLARD. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Rodney SAYLOR, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sayre, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, Pa. 17701 in Donald Miller SHELLARD'S memory.

SHEPARD - JULIA S. HOLTON
 Julia S. Holton, 75, Bradford County Manor, died Friday, May 27, 1994 at the Manor. Julia was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and was a waitress at the Ex-Cel Dairy in Elmira for many years. She is survived by her husband, Harold E. Holton of Millerton, PA; children, Helen Kay Shedden of Gillett, PA, Richard L. Holton of Horseheads, NY, Shirley D. Smith of Lindley, NY, Rodney W. Holton of Elmira, NY, John F. Holton of Towanda, PA and Rosalie H. Hall of Troy, PA; sister, Helen S. Sweet of Horseheads, NY and brother, Harold Shepard of Freeville, NY; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on May 30 with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Those wishing may make contributions to the Gillett Baptist Church or the Bradford County Manor Activity Fund, RD 3, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, June 2, 1994)

SHERIDAN –GERALDINE SHERIDAN BRINK, 75, wife of Robert Brink Jr. of Ulster RR 2 died Sunday evening, Sept. 19, 1993 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born Nov. 20, 1917 in Monroeton she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Lula Shiner Sheridan.  Geraldine was a 1936 graduate of the Monroeton High School and on Nov. 18, 1939 she married Robert Brink, Jr.  She was employed for several years by the Towanda Folding Box Co.  Geraldine’s main interest throughout life encompassed her home and friends.  She also enjoyed music, especially singing.  Surviving are: her husband, Robert at home; two brothers; Joseph Sheridan of Chicago, Ill., and Philip Sheridan of Phoenix, Ariz.; two nieces; Doris Hugo of New Albany and Amanda Goodstall of New York State; several cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Sheridan and a sister, Eloise Wilcox.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1993 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM E. (SHERM) SHERMAN, 65, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 died Tuesday, November 14, 1989. Born August 9, 1924 in Austinville, PA he was the son of David and Hazel Hulslander Sherman. He was a car salesman for Calkins Motor Sales in Troy for 26 years. He loved antique cars and was a member of the Endless Mountain Antique Automobile Club of America. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Troy American Legion Brooks-Flick Post No. 49. Mr. Sherman is survived by his wife of 41 years. Marie Sherman; daughters, Phyllis Putnam of Troy RD 3, Mrs. Steven (Maxine) Eighmey of Breesport, NY; four grandchildren; sisters, Helen Carnwright of Mansfield, PA and Evelyn Bower of Blossburg, PA; brother, Bob Sherman of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Troy on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with full military honors to be accorded by Troy American Legion Post No. 49. Officiating will be the Rev. Kenneth Marple. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM E. SHOEMAKER, 69 of Wyalusing RD 3, Herrick Township, formerly of Wysox died late Tuesday evening, June 4, 1991 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Oct. 5, 1921 in Laceyville he was a son of the late Myron E. and Anna L. Marshall Shoemaker.  He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army and in early years was employed by the Ernie Clappers Garage in Laceyville.  He was later employed for 34 years at GTE Sylvania in Towanda until his retirement in 1984.  Mr. Shoemaker enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and baseball.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gloria E. Moshier Shoemaker at home; a son and daughter-in-law, William C. and Cathy Shoemaker of Wysox; four daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Michael Bates of Sanford, Fla., Sally and Perry Maddox of Wysox, Linda and Thomas Muller of Farmington, N.Y. and Helen and Christopher Sitas of Wyalusing RD 3; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Helen VanHouten of Waverly, N.Y.; two brothers, M. Marshall Shoemaker of Georgetown, Grand Caymen Island, and James Shoemaker of Binghamton, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother, Robert W. Shoemaker, April 30, 1989.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, Towanda.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  There will be no calling hours.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Wysox Volunteer Emergency Medical Services, Box 302, Wysox, Pa., to Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one’s choice in Mr. Shoemaker’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

MYRON C. ‘MICKEY’ SHRIMP, 64 of 106 Elmira Ave., Sayre died Saturday, May 4, 1991 at his home following a lingering illness.  Born Feb. 15, 1927 in Dushore he was a son of the late Walter and Laura Teeter Shrimp.  He spent most of his lifetime in the Bradford and Sullivan County areas.  Mr. shrimp was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.  Until his retirement he was employed as a stone mason.  He was preceded in death by one brother in 1990.  He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Mr. Shrimp is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Betsy Melan, stationed in Korea; and Mrs. Peggy Molyneux and Mrs. Lora Molyneux, both of Dushore RR 4.  Also surviving are two brothers, Eugene Shrimp of Rome and Donald Shrimp of Wysox and eight grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert Broome, pastor of the Millview Wesleyan church officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at McHenry’s Friday from 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

KENNETH ARTHUR SHRIVER, 74, Canton, PA, died May 7, 2002 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  Born July 23, 1927, he was a son of the late Adam and Florence Mosher Shriver.  He resided with the Larry and Melissa Dunbar and family.  Mr. Shriver was loved and will be missed greatly by family and friends.  Surviving are Larry and Melisssa Dunbar, Jennifer Dunbar, Joshua Dunbar, Parker Dunbar, all of Canton; sister, Marian Campbell, Franklindale; several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Lane.  The funeral and committal service was held May 11 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda with Pastor Joseph Alkire, of the Fellowship Bilbe Church, Troy officiating.  Interment was in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SHUMWAY –WILMA JEANNE BROWN, 73, of Dundee, N.Y., died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at home.  Mrs. Brown was born on Sept. 11, 1923, in Dushore, Pa., the daughter of Durland Wilcox and Fannie Melissa Campbell Shumway.  She married the late Willard B. Brown in Towanda, on Sept. 6, 1940.  He died on May 11, 1996.  She continued her education later in life.  She received her master’s degree in three years from Elmira College at the age of 40, majoring in English, with a minor in French.  She became a high school English teacher having taught in Waverly Central; Honeoye Falls; Campbell Central; and finally Dundee Central, where she retired in 1986.  She may be remembered for a column she wrote for the Star Gazette newspaper titled “Visit With Jeanne.”  She also taught dance at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Elmira, N.Y.  During her retirement she owned and operated “Billie Jeanne Dolls,” selling and restoring vintage dolls.  She had lived in Dundee since 1968, and previously lived in Elmira.  She attended the Dundee Baptist Church and was a founding member of Beta Phi Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma International, Honorary Society for Women Educators.  In 1986 she joined Gu-Ya-No-Ga Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and served as chairman of several committees and was regent from 1989 to 1992.  She was a past member of the Dundee Order of the Eastern Star, and the Dundee Teacher Association.  Mrs. Brown is survived by two sons, Gary W. (Diana) Brown of Dundee and Edward K. (Diane) Brown of Elmira; two daughters, Linda “Josie Brown” (Jim) Murphy of Nashville, Tenn., and Rosalie Kendall of Horseheads; one brother, Durland K. (Sara) Shumway of Towanda; two sisters, Jacqueline J. Jacobs of Niagara Falls and June “Pete” (Stanley) Mayes of Sun city, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister Barbara J. Wilson, of Mesa, Ariz., in 1992.  Memorial contributions, in her memory may be made to delta Kappa Gamma Beta Phi Chapter Educational Scholarship fund; c/o Susan Stevens, treasurer, 91 Briarcliff Drive, Horseheads, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.
 

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