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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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

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

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


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



WHALEN -MRS. FLORENCE COONS, 28, of Athens, died Thursday, Dec --, 1956.  She was the former Miss Florence Betty Whalen and attended schools in Monroeton and New Albany, PA.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Survived by husband, Paul, son Calvin and daughters Myra Belle and Jacklyn, all at home; parents Mr. and Mrs. John Whalen of East Towanda, Pa.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Porter of Montour Falls, great-grandfather, Latney Porter of Gillett, Pa.  Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home, Towanda, after 7 tonight.  Funeral there Saturday...Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Elmira Advertiser

FRANCIS S. WHEELER, 73 years of age of 115 North St., Athens died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at his home.  He was born on Aug. 22, 1928 in Athens.  He was the son of Harold and Ella Daugherty Wheeler.  He graduated from Athens High School in 1947.  He retired as a tool maker from the Ingersoll Rand in 1981 with 39 years of service.  He was a member of the Church of God and served as a Scout leader for many years.  He served as an emergency medical technician and a driver with the Greater Valley EMS.  He also volunteered at the Robert Packer Hospital at the Joint Camp Department.  He was a member of TOPS 899, Sayre.  He married Evelyn L. Tubbs on June 24, 1950.  He is survived by his father, Harold Wheeler; his children and spouses, Linda and Larry Hall of Athens, Lynn and Roberta Wheeler of Montoursville, Pa., Gary and Deb Wheeler of Sayre, Gail and Richard Wilkinson of Waverly, N.Y. and Gregory and Tonia Wheeler of Athens; a twin brother, Donald and spouse Marilyn Wheeler of Sayre; his brothers and their spouses, Jack and Marilyn Tidlow of Athens and Robert and Marie Wheeler of Nichols, N.Y. and 11 grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his mother.  Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 118 S. Main St., Athens on Friday, July 12, 2002.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the First United Methodist Church in Athens with Pastor Donald Anderson of the First United Methodist Church of Athens and Pastor Kim Clark of the First Church of Good in Sayre co-officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions in Francis’ name may be sent to the First Church of God, 416 N. Keystone Ave., Sayre, Pa. and to Greater Valley EMS, 904 N. Lehigh Ave., Sayre, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WHEELER John Paul - On the morning of Sunday, April 11, 2010, John Paul Wheeler of Shunk died
quietly at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was 63 years of age.   Born in Williamsport on July 31, 1946, he was the son of John P. and Hazel (BROUGHTON) Wheeler Sr. He proudly served our country with the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and was married to the former Peggy MINGOS. Together they raised a son and three daughters.  Known to family and friends as Johnny, Mr. Wheeler was a quiet, unassuming man who enjoyed the simple pleasures of rural life, a friendly game of horseshoes, croquet, bingo and attending flea markets. Most of all he was devoted to his family and took every opportunity to spend time with them.  He is survived by his wife, Peggy, at home; son, Steven (Tracy) Wheeler of Canton; daughters Sandra (Bruce) Warburton of New Albany, Tammy (Pepe) Zeballos of Virginia, Jeannie (Kenton) Boyer of Shunk; brothers, Clarence Werkheiser of Williamsport and Edward Werkheiser of Altoona; sisters, Shirley (Tony) LaMotta and Joyce Drass, both of Scranton and Mary Hartford of Canton; as well as nine grandchildren.  Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Herbert Eby officiating. Internment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  April 13, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

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Deena Jo WHITE  Potter, 37, of Towanda RR 1, North Towanda Township, died Saturday evening, July 26, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following an all-terrain-vehicle accident. Born July 12, 1966, in Towanda, she was the daughter of Richard D. White and Glenna M. Hallett White of North Towanda. Deena was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1984. Deena was one of the "3D's" in the business name of her parents' restaurant, located in North Towanda, where she was employed for many years. She loved to cook, and enjoyed flower gardening and raising pure-bred kittens. Deena was a loving mother, devoted daughter, cherished wife and true friend. She will be remembered by her family and many friends for her willingness to help others. Surviving are her husband, Steven R. Potter; her children, Ryan Michael, Nicole Whitney, Alainna Lynn, Karina Jae and Steven Tyler, all at home; her parents, Richard D. and Glenna M. Hallett White of North Towanda; two brothers, R. Darrin White of Elmira, N.Y., and Dayne E. White and his wife, Wynn, of Charlotte, N.C.; her paternal grandfather, Robert G. White of Towanda; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister, Darci Jo White; her maternal grandfather and grandmother, Jay S. and Janet L. MacMorran; and her paternal grandmother, Betty J. White. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Deena's memory.

WHITE - Daily Review July 28, 2003
Deena Jo Potter killed in ATV accident
 By: Dan Amidon  07/28/2003
TOWANDA -- A North Towanda woman was killed in an ATV accident Saturday evening in a wooded area of private property in proximity to Granger Road, North Towanda Township. Deena Jo Potter, 37, sustained fatal injuries after losing control of a 2003 Polaris four-wheeler while climbing a 40-foot embankment, police said. According to reports, emergency personnel were dispatched at 6:15 p.m. including Pennsylvania State Police, the Wysox Fire Department and Wysox Ambulance. Bradford County Coroner Gordon Farr pronounced Potter dead at 7:45 p.m. at Towanda Memorial Hospital. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma to the chest, resulting from the ATV landing on the victim as it rolled end over end, said reports.
Potter was a 1984 graduate of Towanda High School and a married mother of five children, all at home. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WHITE –LULU LUBELA HOLTON, 80, of Springfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Barton, N.Y., a daughter of Orin P. and Dora Combs White.  Lulu enjoyed gardening and flowers.  She also enjoyed her cats, birds and dog.  Lulu is survived by her sons, Gerald O. Holton (Susan R. Bombacie) and Gary R. Holton, both of Waverly, N.Y., and Larry W. (Diane) Holton of Gillett; daughter, Sally A. Howe of Springfield; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and close friends Minnie Maxim and Doris Austin, both of the Valley area.  She is predeceased by her husband, Gerald V. Holton in 1989; sisters, Marie Seymour and Mildred Soule.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home, with the Rev. Don Newkirk, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions in Lulu’s name may be directed to the Bradford county Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WHITE Lulu Lubella HOLTON, age 80, of Springfield, PA died on Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA.  She was born August 8, 1921 in Barton, NY, a daughter of the late Orin P. and Dora (Combs) White.  Lulu is survived by her sons, Gerald O. Holton (Susan R. Bombacie) and Gary R. Holton, both of Waverly, NY and Larry W. (Diane) Holton of Gillett, PA; daughter, Sally A. Howe of Springfield, PA; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and close friends, Minnie Maxim and Doris Austin.  She is predeceased by her husband, Gerald V. Holton, in 1989; sisters, Marie Seymour and Mildred Soule.  Services were held October 9 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Don Newkirk officiating and interment to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions in Lulu’s name may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, NY 18850.  Troy Gazette Register

WHITMILER –LOUISE SOPHIA BENJAMIN, 83, of Towanda RD 1, North Towanda Township died Friday evening July 10, 1987 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Betty Decker in Glenside, PA following a period of deteriorating health. Born September 15, 1903 in Laquin, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rebecca Ackley Whitmiler. Louise assisted her late husband Joseph Benjamin first in the operation of the Wayside Inn for eight years and later at Joe’ Bar, formerly Sickler’s Hotel in Towandda, for several years, retiring in 1962. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Silverstrim of Towanda RD 1, Mrs. William (Betty) Decker of Glenside, PA; three sons, Martin E. Silverstrim of Towanda RD 2, James William Heath of Towanda RD 3 and Joseph E. Benjamin, Towanda RD 1, 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands, Martin P. Silverstrim, Charles F. Heath and Joseph Benjamin and by two grandsons, James and Francis Decker. Funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will be at Bradford County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

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Wayne T. Whitmire, 85, of Sayre died Friday, May 28, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born Dec. 11, 1918, in Berwick, Pa., he was the son of Thomas and Martha Whitmire. He was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, and the Waverly VFW Post No. 8104. He served in the Army during World War II and was a prisoner of war from 1944 until the war's end in 1945. He was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of six years, Florence, at home; son and daughter-in-law, David and Sue Whitmire of Barton, N.Y.; step-children, Eugene and Anita Salsman of Sayre, Richard and Debra Stedge of Columbia Crossroads, Gary and Carolyn Stedge of Columbia Crossraods, Dale and Gail Stedge of Centerville, Pa., Jon and Betsy Stedge of Syracuse, N.Y., Randy and Yvette Stedge of Bentley Creek, Barbara and Bernard Matterrazzo of Horseheads, N.Y., Debra and Ronald Gibson of Tulsa, O.K.; two grandchildren, David and Mary of Kansas and Tammy and Chris of Rochester, Pa.; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Vida Bower of Berwick, Pa.; eight stepchildren; 28 step-grandchildren; and 26 step-great-grandchildren.  Friends and family may call Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Robert Wuethrich, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. 18810. Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be directed to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, RR 3, Box 222, Gillett, Pa. 16925, or to the Waverly VFW Post No. 8104, 206 Broad St., Waverly, N.Y. 14892. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

 

WHIPPLE Raymond A. Whipple, “Whip”

86, died peacefully at home on September 10, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  Raymond was born in Milan, Pa., on October 13, 1925, the oldest child of Sherman E. Whipple and Marguerite (Campbell) Whipple.  On March 4, 1955 he married the love of his life and best friend, Joan L. Swearengin Whipple in Binghamton, N.Y. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard the ship U.S.S. Benson.  Raymond was a lifetime resident of Bradford County and although he had many jobs throughout his life, he retired from Ingersoll-Rand after many years of employment as a skilled machinist. While at the IR he received several awards for his outstanding performance and dedication. He was active in the community serving as both a volunteer firefighter in the Athens Fire Department for many years and in the Athens Firepolice.  Until recent years Ray was an avid hunter, golfer and gardener. He has been a longtime member of the Athens United Methodist Church, Benevolent Order of the Elks, Athens Fort Sullivan American Legion, and the V.F.W. Post 1536. He was the last-living, original member of the Tioga Point Hunting Club located in LaPorte, Pa. Raymond was dedicated to his family and loved his constant companion and faithful dog, Mitzi.  Raymond is survived by his daughters and sonsin law, Raye and Jim Connolley of Mechanicsville, Va., Linda and Michael Crum of Mansfield, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law David A. and Sheena Whipple of Athens, Pa.; grandchildren Lauren Connolley, Megan Connolley, Jessica Crum, David G. Whipple and Lindsay Whipple; his sister, Romayne Olsen (Barney), DeBary, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive.  Raymond was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Joan L. Swearengin Whipple; his parents; a brother, Gerald Whipple (Beverly) and sister Clarice Hazard (Melvin).  At Ray’s request, there will be a private graveside memorial service at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luther Mills, PA.  However, friends may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, Athens United Methodist Church, The Guthrie Cancer Center, The Tioga Hunting Club, or other organization of their choice.  Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St, Athens, PA.  Sayre Morning Times – September 12, 2012

 

WHITSON Ronald Edward Whitson

75, of Elmira, N.Y., died Thursday evening, Dec. 15, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Ronald was born April 23, 1936 in Elmira. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ronald worked with his brother, Richard Whitson as a stone mason in the Elmira area for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and playing bingo.  He is survived by sons Anthony "Tony" Johnson and wife Theresa of Towanda, and Ronald E. Whitson of Florida; grandchildren Amanda F. Johnson Martin and husband Daniel of Georgia, Tony A. Johnson and wife Heather of New Albany, Pa., Jessica Whitson; great-grandchildren Daniel, Jessica, Nicholas, Jacsyn, Brianna, Mitchell and Mathew; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Lucille and Earl Chapman of Ulster, Janice and Carl Bump of Towanda, Sherrie and Ken Rice of Towanda, Roberta Johnson of Towanda, Doris Johnson of New Albany, Sheila Johnson of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife Doris J. Whitson on Dec. 18, 2007; grandson Nathan L. "Nate" Johnson and several brothers and sisters.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – December 18, 2011

 

GEORGE KENNETH WHYTE, 84 of Deale, Md. Died Sunday, Dec.19, 1993 at Anne Arunded Medical center after a lengthy illness.  Born in Towanda Mr. Whyte was a resident of Deale since 1954. An Air Force veteran, he was employed by the Department of Agriculture as an engineer for 43 years, retiring in 1972.  He maintained a strong interest in both piloting and photography throughout his career and was involved in the early use of air photography.  Mr. Whyte was an active member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Deale.  He was also a member of Centennial Lodge No. 174 and LaFayette-Dupont Lodge No. 19 Fraternal Order of Masons as well as Bayside Chapter 114 Order of the Eastern Star.  Survivors include his wife, Lenora E. Whyte of Deale; two daughters, Joan Metejceck of Owings, Md. and Geraldine Thompson of Canyon Lake, Texas; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Sisson Burley of Waverly, N.Y.  The funeral service will be held at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Deale at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial contributions can be made to Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 4965 Deale-Churchton Road, Deale, Md.  –Towanda Daily Review

WICKWIRE –HELEN WICKWIRE POWRES, 95, widow of Edward H. Powers, formerly of Ulster and Rome, Pa., died Friday evening, Sept. 12, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township., Pa.  Born Aug. 12, 1908 on Shores Hill, Sheshequin Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mary Barner Wickwire and at a young age moved to Mercur with her family.  Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School class of 1925.  In early years, Helen drove a school bus and worked as a telephone operator in the Mercur area.  She assisted her husband Edward in the operation of their farm at Rome for many years.  Helen was a member of the Macedonia Sewing Society for many years.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Charles F. Powers and Betty Moore Powers of Nokesville, Va.; her grandchildren, Robert and Alan Powers, Sharon White, Patty Powers and Edward Powers; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Powers, on July 16, 1991; her son Jack Powers, her grandson, William Powers, and by two brothers, Sterling Wickwire and Harry B. Wickwire.  The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

WIGGINS Carlton H- known to his host of friends as “Skeet”, died Thursday evening (1949) at his home in Monroeton. He had been in failing health since June 9, 1948. Carlton was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Wiggins of Monroeton and was born at West Franklin on June 26, 1908. During World War 2, he served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, having served for three years and a month with the 736th Signal Aircraft Warning unit in Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Prior to entering the Army, he was employed for two years as a mechanic at the W P Fitzgerald garage here. When he returned from service, he resumed his employment at the Fitzgerald establishment; later entering Towanda Wholesale Co. Carlton Wiggins’ was very active in community affairs. He was a member of the Monroeton Methodist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge No 137, the Monroeton Men’s Class and was also a member of the first boy’s band organized in that community. On June 26, 1945, Carlton married Miss Irene VanNoy of East Troy who survives him, as do his parents; two brothers, Otho Wiggins and Otto Wiggins, both of Monroeton; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Campbell, Canton. The remains will be taken from the Clayton H Maryott funeral home to the family home Saturday morning. Services will be held Monday afternoon with prayer at the home and further services at the Monroeton Methodist Church at 2 pm. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial cemetery with Rev. Fenton Bennett, former Methodist pastor at Monroeton, but now of East Troy officiating assisted by Rev Russell Scudder, present minister of Monroeton Methodist church.

WILBER –GLADYS M. HEINZE, 91 a resident of the Dar-Way Nursing home, Estella formerly of Forksville RR 2, died Tuesday, June 2, 1992 at the nursing home.  Mrs. Heinze was born Feb. 10, 1901 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County a daughter of Lewis and Lillian Shaver Wilber.  She was a member of the Living Hope Fellowship in Estella.  Surviving are four brothers; Alfred and Walker Wilber, both of Canton RR 2, Walter Wilber of Elmira and Irvin Wilber of Estella; nieces and cousins.  The funeral service will be conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Randy Brunstetter, her pastor will officiate.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

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Edna M. WILBUR Welliver, 83, widow of Bernard Welliver, formerly of Wysox RR 2, Rome Township, Pa., died Monday morning, Jan. 12, 2004, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Born July 15, 1920 in Rome Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Manville and Myra Drake Wilbur. Edna was a graduate of Rome High School Class of 1939. On Sept. 16, 1939, she married Bernard Welliver. In early years, Edna was employed by the Blue Swan Mill in Sayre, and was later employed by W.T. Grant Store in Towanda for 23 years. Edna was a former member of the French Choppers Camping Club. Edna loved family gatherings, especially Sunday dinners, camping with her husband Bernard, knitting and gardening. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, John M. Welliver and Alice Welliver of Wysox RR 2; grandchildren, Michael Welliver and his wife Carla Welliver of Towanda RR 3, Pa., Jennifer Welliver Jones and her husband Richard Jones of Rome RR 3, Pa., three great-grandchildren, Tori and Tara Welliver and Lauryn Jones; five sisters, Mavis Allis of Georgia, formerly of Rome, Ethel Parks of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., Julia Menachelli of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Nancy Post and her husband Floyd Post of Black, Towanda RR 5, Ellen Gunn and Her husband James Gunn of Rome, Pa., and Arizona; a brother, Julius "Bud" Wilbur and his wife Shelba Wilbur of Rome Township, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Edna was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Welliver on May 8, 1996; a son, William Welliver in August of 1965; a sister, Marian Harvey, on Oct. 9, 2003. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Pastor Dale Bird of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Area Agency on Aging, 220 Main St., Towanda, Pa., 18848, or to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, Pa., 18848 in Edna M. Welliver's memory. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WILBUR   Helen J. Wilbur Herner, 90, wife of Raymond F. Herner of Oak Ridge Road, Towanda, formerly of 27 Walnut St., Towanda, Pa., died Sunday morning, March 21, 2010 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa.  Born Dec. 9, 1919, in Monroeton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mazie HOUSE Wilbur. Helen was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1937. On Dec. 26, 1943, she married Raymond F. Herner in Beaumont, Pa. During World War II Helen was employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y.  She was later employed by the A and P Supermarket in Towanda, the Towanda Folding Box Company and by Fairchild's Gift Shop in Towanda.  Helen served as an Avon representative in the Towanda area for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda. Her main interest in life was her home and family.  Surviving are: Her husband, Raymond F. Herner; her son, Mark Alan Herner of Severna Park, Ma.; Mark's fiancée, Janet McMinn Smith of Boothwyn, Pa.; two granddaughters, Mary Jo Herner and her husband, James Wilson of New Orleans, La., Cindy Miracle of Severna Park, Md.; several great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Robert Herner on April 7, 1999; her sister, Marian Bennett on Oct. 31, 2003; and her brother in law, Robert Bennett.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, Pa., officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., at a later date.  There are no calling hours.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital E.M.S., 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in Helen J. Herner's memory.  March 22, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

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Marian WILBUR Bennett, 89, widow of Robert C. Bennett of Monroeton, died early Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2003. Born May 26, 1914, at the Jenninghurst Farm, in Towanda Township, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Mazie House Wilbur. Marian moved to Monroeton at 5 years of age and was a resident there her entire life. She was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1932. Marian was employed during World War II by Boyle's Book Store in Towanda, the Blue Swan in Sayre and Sylvania Electric in Towanda. On Sept. 4, 1933, she married Robert C. Bennett in Monroeton. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years on Jan. 24, 1989. Marian was a life member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Her main interest in life surrounded her home and family. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, crocheting and baking. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ronald Brennan of Monroeton; her grandchildren, Kimberly Brennan of Monroeton and Robert Brennan of Towanda; her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Ray Herner of Towanda; a very close cousin, Dorothy Elliott of Liberty Corners; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A private graveside service will be held at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Monroe Hose Company, P.O. Box 48, Monroeton, Pa. 18832, in Marian Wilbur Bennett's memory.

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Mavis Irene WILBUR Allis, 87, of Fayetteville, Ga., formerly of Wysox RR2, Rome Twp. and Willow St. Athens, Pa., died early Tuesday morning Feb. 10, 2004 at the Southland Nursing Home in Peachtree City, Ga. Born August 23, 1916 in Orwell Twp., Pa. she was a daughter of the late Manville Paul and Clara Almyra Drake Wilbur. Mavis attended the Rome schools and was employed at Sayre Lingerie in Sayre, Pa. for over 25 years. On May 29, 1935, she married Carlton E. Allis who preceded her in death on Jan. 30, 1988. She was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church and order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 43, Sayre, Pa. Surviving are a brother: Julius Dan "Bud" Wilbur and his wife Shelba Wilbur of Rome Twp. Pa.; four sisters, Julia Ann Menichelli of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Ethel Mae Parks of Colonial Towers, Towanda, Nancy Post and her husband Floyd Post of Towanda RR5, Ellen Gunn and her husband James Gunn of Rome, Pa. and Arizona, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A special niece and her family Kim and Peter Miller, Christopher, Chelsea, and Clara Miller with whom she resided in Fayetteville, Ga. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marian Harvey on Oct. 9, 2003 and Edna Welliver on Jan. 12, 2004. A private memorial service will be held in Fayetteville, Ga. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rome Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 189, Rome, Pa. 18837 in Mavis's memory.

WILCOX Alice W. Roof
89, of Towanda and formerly of New Albany, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 at home. Born on Feb. 12, 1921, in East Smithfield, she was the daughter of Claude and Hazel Butters Wilcox. After graduating from high school, she attended Wyoming Seminary in Wilkes-Barre to get her secretarial certification. Working as a secretary for many years, most of her employment was spent at Sylvania and then at Henry Dunn Insurance until her retirement in 1982. Alice was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Past Matron and also as State Secretary. She was very active in her church, teaching Sunday School for many years and serving as the past Sunday School Superintendent at New Albany United Methodist Church. She was an artist and enjoyed painting, macrame, counter cross-stitch, and travelling the world. She was a wonderful grandmother to her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Surviving are: her children, Rev. Terry A. Roof and his wife Ederlina S. of N. Augusta, S.C., and Cheryl R. Henry and her husband Walter of New Albany; grandchildren, Johnathan Henry and his wife Mary, Scott Henry and his fiancee Bethany June, Kristofer Roof, Brent Henry and his fiancee Ashleigh Patti, and Kristian Roof; great-grandchildren, Talon and Brooklynn Henry; brothers, Emery and Donald Wilcox; sister Mary Foster; special friend Alice Mosher; and many other special friends at Colonial Towers and throughout the communities of Towanda and New Albany. She is predeceased by her husband, Abner B. Roof, who died Nov. 1, 1983, and her brothers, Claude, Lauren and Harold Wilcox. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church of Towanda with Rev. James Hollister and with Rev. Josh Payne of Troy Victory Church officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Contributions in Alice's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848.  - Towanda Daily Review, November 2, 2010

CLAUDE E. WILCOX SR., 88, of Athens, died January 11, 1989 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born in Springfield Township June 9, 1900, the son of Harry B. and Della Butters Wilcox.  Mr. Wilcox was employed as a salesman and retired in 1977.  He was a member of the East Smithfield Federated Church.  Mr. Wilcox is survived by his wife, Hazel, Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Emery and Barbara Wilcox of DuBois, PA, Lauren and Betty Wilcox of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Claude and Emily Wilcox of Towanda, Harold and Lissy Wilcox of Albion, NY; daughters, Mrs. Alice Roof of New Albany, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Foster of Towanda; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.  Funeral services were held January 15 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating and burial to be in Bradford county Memorial Park.  Memorial donations can be made to his church or to the American Cancer Society, 515 South Main St., Athens.

CLAUDE EDWIN WILCOX, 66, well-known retired Towanda businessman of Liberty Corners, Towanda RR 4 died Monday evening, Nov. 20, 1995 at his home following a period of declining health.  Claude was born March 8, 1929 in East Smithfield.  He was a son of the late Claude Elliot and Hazel Kendall Wilcox.  Claude was a graduate of the Towanda High School class of 1948.  On Sept. 16, 1950, he married the former Emily Marcy of Tunkhannock.  Claude was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda from 1949 until 1967.  On May 31, 1966 Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox purchased the W. H. Siegel Jewelry store located on Main Street in Towanda and continued the business as Wilcox-Siegel Jewelers for many years until their retirement on Jan. 28, 1994.  As a businessman, Claude served on the Towanda Chamber of Commerce and the Towanda Retail Business Association.  He was also a member of the Retail Jewelers Association of America.  Mr. Wilcox was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where he served on many committees.  He was a member of the Union Chapter No. 161 Royal Arch Mason; Northern Commandery No. 16, Knights Templar; Irem Temple Shrine AAONMS of Wilkes-Barre, Past Master of Union Lodge No. 108 F&AM, Towanda in 1962-1963, Towanda Country Club, Towanda Lions Club and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda.  His hobbies included horses, golf, woodworking and aerial photography.  Surviving are his wife, Emily Marcy Wilcox at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cynthia Wilcox of Towanda; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Timothy Tuttle of Nicholson, Pa.; tow grandsons, Jeffrey J. and James F. Tuttle of Nicholson, Pa.; two brothers, Emery E. and Barbara Wilcox of Dubois, Pa., Harold E. and Leiselotte Wilcox of Sterling Park, Va.; a brother, Donald Wilcox of Albion, N.Y.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary W. and Donald Foster of Towanda; a sister, Alice Roof of New Albany RR 2; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased in death by; by his father, Claude E. Wilcox on Jan. 11, 1989, his mother, Hazel Wilcox on June 16, 1995; a brother, Lauren A. Wilcox, May 16, 1991.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 25, 1995 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Union Masonic Lodge #108 F&AM, Towanda will hold service at the funeral home, Friday at 7 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

CORNELIS E. “CASEY” WILCOX, age 6 Canton RD 1 died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira Monday, May 10, 19766 following an extended illness.  Born Jan. 31, 1970 in Elmira he was the son of Clarence and Bertha De Bruin Wilcox.  He was a student at the Canton Elementary School.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Evonne Wilcox; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Maaike de Bruin of Canton; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Wilcox of Elmira Heights; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lilly O’Donnell of Canton RD 2; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Officiating will be Minister Kerry Striker.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review

H. DENNIS (DENNY) WILCOX, 55 of 840 Mount Zoar St., Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Towanda died Wednesday, February 6, 1985 at the Bath Veterans’ Hospital, N.Y.  He was born January 5, 1930 in Sodus, N.Y., the son of Emma Geroy Wilcox and the late Hiram S. Wilcox.  Denny graduated from Towanda High School in 1947.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. army in Germany.  He was employed by Sylvania Electric after his military service and into the 1960s. Denny and his wife Janet moved to Elmira where he was employed by Westinghouse until its closure.  He was also associated with the LRC Electric Co. in Horseheads and then by the Thomas Electronics Co. in Wayne, N.J. until 1983.  His hobby was the collection of antiques and glassware.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda when he made his home in Towanda; he was also a member of the Towanda American Legion.  His wife Janet Miller Wilcox predeceased him on May 14, 1981.  Surviving are two sons; Leon Wilcox of Elmira, N.Y. and Steven Wilcox of New Castle, Col.; two daughters; Mrs. James (Mary) Kellogg of Coopers Plains, N.Y. and Sharon Wilcox of Bath, N.Y.; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Emma Wilcox Crawford of Towanda; three sisters; Mrs. Clinton “Clem” (Pauline) Canfield of Augusta, Georgia.  Mrs. Dawson (Jessie) Murphy of Clearwater, Fla. and Mrs. Joyce Evans of Towanda; also nieces and nephews.  A funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Rev. Melvin B. Shultz officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7-9.  The Towanda American Legion will host military services Saturday afternoon.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILCOX –HILDA WILCOX HARKNESS, 81, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Big Pond, died on Friday night, June 28, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital Sayre.  She was born on Sept. 8, 1920, in Corning, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ralph Wilcox and Emily (Spencer) Strobridge.  Hilda was a 1939 graduate of East Smithfield High School.  She worked at the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y.  Hilda then owned and worked on her farm with her husband in Big Pond.  Hilda was an active member of the Faith Community Church as a Sunday School superintendent and teacher.  She was a member and treasurer for 28 years at the United Methodist Woman of Big Pond and also a member of the Rebekahs of Springfield.  Hilda is survived by her son, Harold “Bud” (Carolyn” Harkness of Emporia, Va.; daughter Ann (Gregory) Pullen of Port Charlotte, Fla.; grandson, Spencer (Angelina) Pullen of Port Charlotte; sisters, flora Wheeler of Big Pond, Florence Hoose of East Troy, Rita (Raymond) Gleason of Troy and Flossie Lines of Monroeton; sister-in-law, Nelda Strobridge of Gilmer, Texas; and brothers, Harold (Ava) Strobridge of Ocala, Fla., and Richard “Dick” (Jean) Strobridge of Big Pond.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Willard S. Harkness; a brother, Delco “Bill” Strobridge; and her stepfather, Lon Strobridge.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr.  Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Friday, July 5, from 3 to 5 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dale Russell officiating.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heffers International Project, Anita Fay, RR 3, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

WILCOX Myra Whipple

On the afternoon of Thursday, March 10, 2011, Myra (Wilcox) Whipple of LeRoy Township died quietly at Bradford County Manor, just a little more than two months shy from her 110th birthday.   Born May 18, 1901 in LeRoy Township she was one of 10 children in the family of John Dempson Wilcox and Jennie (Stroud) Wilcox. As with most rural children at the dawn of the 20th century, Myra was familiar with hard work and few creature comforts. She walked to the one-room schoolhouse regardless of the weather and shared in the farm chores with her brothers and sisters all of which helped to mold her character and develop her strong work ethic. She also had a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, and attended the former West LeRoy Methodist Church. As a young woman she met J. Ivan Whipple, and in 1924 they were married. Together they raised three daughters and shared 43 years until Ivan's passing in 1967. Following her marriage to Ivan she began attending the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church. As a farmer's wife Myra worked side-by-side with her husband in the fields, milking cows and laying up hay in the loft. When a financial crisis hit the family she earned extra income as a school bus driver, the first woman to do so in Bradford County. With her infant daughter securely cradled in a basket by her side, Myra made her rounds over the rough back roads. She never seemed to have much free time, but when she did she made some of the most beautiful quilts one could imagine. She also enjoyed working in her vegetable garden and canning its produce. Myra was known to be a no-nonsense person who was not afraid to take the bull by the horns when necessary. She was a woman with a kind and generous spirit who did innumerable acts of kindness and charity without drawing attention to herself; truly an unsung heroine and an inspiration to her family and friends.  Myra is survived by her daughters, Lorraine Chaapel of Elmira, Marcia Randall of Roaring Branch and Norma (John) Percival of Dushore; grandchildren, Kay Chaapel, Sue (Ken) Wood, Michael Sakers, Jon (Sue) Percival, Jana (Steven) Riggs; as well as eight great-grandchldren; and three great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she as preceded in death by grandson, David Sakers; brothers Earl, DeWitt, Wilmer, Frank, Harry, Charles and Glen Wilcox; and sisters, Marion Wright and Nellie Brougham; sons-in-law, William Chaapel and Jack Randall. Calling hours will be 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2011, at LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastors Ron Bly, Bill Pepper, and Larry Jennings officiating. Graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2011, at Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to LeRoy Baptist Church Missionaries, 301 Mill Street, Canton, PA 17724 or to the charity of one's choice. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., Canton, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – March 12, 2011   

 

WILCOX –NELLIE SCHRADER, 85, of Burlington, Pa., was called to heaven on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 from her home. Nellie Elizabeth was born at home in East Troy on May 25, 1929. She was one of five children of Dewitt and Katherine (Shedden) Wilcox. She attended Troy schools and graduated from Towanda High School in 1947. Nellie married Floyd "Jr." Schrader on May 16, 1948. They made their home in West Franklin and raised five children. A loving and devoted wife and mother, Nellie also worked for North Penn Power Co. in Towanda for a time. When the Schraders moved to Westover, Pa., she worked as an assistant for Central Podiatry of Barnesboro before retiring in 1995. Nellie's favorite times were spent with her family. She enjoyed many hobbies, especially reading, cooking, shopping and traveling. Surviving are her children, Alan (Robin) Schrader of Dutton, Va., Dale Schrader and Jill Schrader McNally both of Burlington and Judy Schrader of Franklindale; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice (Fred) Kozakovsky of Cooperstown, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Laurie (Steve) Shanks of Athens; son-in-law, Lynn Randall of Troy; and two sisters-in-law, Ada Schrader of Monroeton and Marilyn Wilcox of Granville Summit; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd in 2006; her daughter, Mary Beth Randall in 2009; a son-in-law, Robert McNally in 2007; three siblings, Robert Wilcox, Millie Briggs and Doris Wilcox. Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bradford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA. Arrangements are in care of Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton.

 

WILES - Howard L. Wiles, 88, died at home on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, with his loving family at his side.  Howard was born March 28, 1920, at Skinners Eddy, Pa., the son of the late Earl and Eva FOWLER Wiles of Athens, Pa. He resided in the Valley area throughout his life.  Mr. Wiles farmed many years in North Ghent, Ulster, Pa. He also had a short employment with the Athens IR Foundry. Mr. Wiles retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as foreman after 20 years of service in Towanda, Pa.  Mr. Wiles was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Athens and also attended services and fellowship at the Litchfield Methodist Church the past year.  Howard enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, traveling, woodworking, lawn work and playing cards. Playing "pranks" and laughter was a part of his daily routine with co-workers, family and friends. Howard enjoyed many activities with his grandchildren. He taught his grandsons the techniques of hunting and fishing along with the safety of the sport.  Mr. Wiles served in the U.S. Army (1945–1946), based in the Philippines and Japan during the final days of the World War II conflict. Howard was a lifetime member of the American Legion and VFW and past member of numerous local charitable organizations.  After his service time ended Howard and Emma farmed in North Ghent for 20 years, raising 10 children then moving to Riverside Drive in Athens.  He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Emma Elizabeth Merrill Wiles; three grandchildren, Robin Kelly, Tate Troutman and Robert Cyr Jr.; two sons-in-law, Norm Haskell and Tom Skinner; two sisters-in-law, Eunice Campbell and Marjorie Merrill; and two brothers-in-law, Harry Campbell and George Merrill.  Howard is survived by his 10 children: Doris Greer of Newark, Del., Louise Haskell of Owego, N.Y., Richard (Bobbie) Wiles of Moyock, N.C., Arlene (Don) Farmer of Moody, Ala., Patricia (Ray) Middaugh of Owego, Gary Wiles of Sayre, Pa., Kenneth (Susan) Wiles of Lake Wales, Fla., Ronald (Theresa) Wiles of Athens, Deborah (Jay) Barnhart of Hummelstown, Pa., and Clifford (Marilyn) Wiles of Mansfield, Pa.; his 30 grandchildren; his 35 great-grandchildren; his 10 great-great grandchildren; his brother-in-law, William Merrill, and his sister-in-law, Jane Merrill; and several nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and neighbors.  Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Jon Austin from the Litchfield Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park.  In memory of Howard, the family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to Guthrie Hospice of Towanda for their exceptional care and support during Howard's illness and suggest memorials be donated to a charity of one's choice.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

WILK - Helen N. Ashby, 87, of Milan, Pa. (East Smithfield Township), died and Savior on Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa.  Helen was born Sept. 30, 1921 in Sayre, Pa., daughter of the late Simon and Mary (LEWIS) Wilk. She married William C. Ashby, and together they raised their family. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, East Smithfield, Pa., and enjoyed working around her home, quilting and sewing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her 31 grandchildren.  Survivors include: her loving husband, William C. Ashby of East Smithfield, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law Dan and Cynthia Ashby of Milan, Pa., Jamie and Sara Ashby of East Smithfield, Pa., and Thomas Ashby of Milan, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Billie and Donald Postlethwait of Ulster, Pa.; a brother, Julius Wilk of Manville, N.J.; sisters Jennie Shames of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Violet McGuire of Seabring, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Helen was predeceased by her parents; sisters Bertha Fleming, Wanda Batcheck, and Jeannie Assumpko; a brother, John Wilk; and grandson William Daniel Ashby.  Family and friends are invited to call from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. Her funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kurt Brown and Pastor Nathan Blow officiating. Interment will follow in Helen N. Ashby, 87, of Milan, Pa. (East Smithfield Township), died and Savior on Friday, July 10, 2009 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa.  Helen was born Sept. 30, 1921 in Sayre, Pa., daughter of the late Simon and Mary (Lewis) Wilk. She married William C. Ashby, and together they raised their family. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, East Smithfield, Pa., and enjoyed working around her home, quilting and sewing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her 31 grandchildren.  Survivors include: her loving husband, William C. Ashby of East Smithfield, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law Dan and Cynthia Ashby of Milan, Pa., Jamie and Sara Ashby of East Smithfield, Pa., and Thomas Ashby of Milan, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Billie and Donald Postlethwait of Ulster, Pa.; a brother, Julius Wilk of Manville, N.J.; sisters Jennie Shames of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. and Violet McGuire of Seabring, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Helen was predeceased by her parents; sisters Bertha Fleming, Wanda Batcheck, and Jeannie Assumpko; a brother, John Wilk; and grandson William Daniel Ashby.  Family and friends are invited to call from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. Her funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kurt Brown and Pastor Nathan Blow officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. Memorials are directed to the Grace Baptist Church, RR2 Box 223B, Ulster, PA 18850. , Luthers Mills, Pa. Memorials are directed to the Grace Baptist Church, RR2 Box 223B, Ulster, PA 18850.  13 July 2009, Sayre Morning Times.

WILKINS Sylvia Marie - LYON, Sylvia
92, formerly of the Canton and Troy areas, went home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 14, 2010, from the Bradford County Manor. Sylvia Marie Wilkins was born in Gillett, PA on January 14, 1918, a daughter of the late Lloyd G. and Ruby K. (Seymour) Wilkins. On March 14, 1940, Sylvia married Richard E. "Dick" Lyon in Mainesburg. Sylvia was a woman who was happy when keeping busy. In addition to caring for her family and home, Sylvia was a great help on the family dairy farm near Alba. She later worked at GTE Sylvania Electric in Towanda for over 27 years until retiring in 1980. She was active in the GTE Sylvania Women's Club and won awards for workplace improvement suggestions. Sylvia loved her Lord and church, often saying, "My church work is my joy". Her church memberships included the LeRoy Independent Baptist, the Bakerburg First Baptist, Canton's First Baptist and Canton's Faith Baptist Churches. She served in various church offices and sang in the church choir. Sylvia loved music; in her earlier years, she played piano, accordion and banjo. She was proud of her family and their wellbeing was very important to her. She enjoyed gardening, shopping and reading. Her philosophy in life was "Reap what you sow, judgment day is coming for all". For over 10 years, Dick and Sylvia enjoyed spending part of the year in Sebring, Florida. Surviving are her daughter, Norma (Randy) Spencer of Glenwood, Maryland; her grandson, Jeff Case of Sherburne, NY; a son-in-law, Larry Case of Troy; sisters, Marcella (Bob) Reed of Alberta, Canada, Gloria (Rev. Ken) Marple of Sylvania and Marjorie (Nathan) Blow of East Smithfield; a brother-in-law, Jim (Doris) Lyon of Troy; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to Richard, her husband of 65 years, Sylvia was predeceased by her daughter, Virginia Case; a grandson, Scott Spencer; and siblings, Arlene Wilkins, Lucille Morgan and Lloyd Wilkins, Jr. Calling hours are 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 with Rev. Ronnie Bly officiating. Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Bradford County Memorial Park. Those who wish may direct memorials to the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, RR 1 Box 225, Canton, PA 17724.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 16, 2010

WILLEY –LEAH J. WILLEY SERFASS, 57, wife of William H. Serfass Jr. of Lake Wesauking Road, Towanda RR 5 died Tuesday morning, July 6, 1993 at her home following an extended illness.  Born Sept. 16, 1935 in Towanda she was a daughter of Kathryn Lantz Willey and the late Leon A. “Sye” Willey.  Leah was a graduate of Towanda High School, class of 1953 and was formerly employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Marie Foyle Nursing Home and by Memorial Hospital in Towanda for many years.  She was later employed by Hoffman’s Department Store in Towanda for 17 years.  Surviving are her husband, William H. Serfass Jr.; two daughters, Kim Thomas of Monroeton and Dennis Bowers of Canton RR 2; a son, Douglas E. Thomas of Towanda RR 5; a stepson, Michael F. Serfass of Milan; two stepdaughters, Nancy Morgan of Etters, Pa. and Jodie Bardo of Canton; her mother Kathy Willey of Towanda; two brothers, Ronald W. Willey of Monroeton and Calvin G. Willey of Towanda; five grandchildren, Resi Kershner, Deanne Bowers, Dane Bowers, Abbie Jo Bardo and Taylor Bardo.  She was preceded in death by her father, Leon A. “Sye” Willey on Jan. 18, 1989.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 8, 1993 at 2 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda with the Rev. Darris M. Hauser officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will provide its own flowers and requests that memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60-A, Towanda, Pa. in Leah J. Serfass’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

LEON A. ‘SYE’ WILLEY, 75, of Franklindale (Monroeton RD 1) died Wednesday evening January 18, 1989 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born February 28, 1913 in Franklindale, He was a son of Harlow and Jennie Anderson Willey. Leon attended Towanda High School and in earlier years was actively engage in farming in the area. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the army in Germany. Mr. Willey was a noted carpenter in the area and was also employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for over 20 years until his retirement in 1977. Mr. Willey served as a school director for the Towanda area schools through the 1950s and possessed a special interest in the Towanda Area School District athletic programs. He also served one year as president of the athletic committee. Surviving are his wife Kathryn Lantz Willey; a daughter, Mrs. William (Leah) Serfass, Towanda; two sons, Ronald W. Wiley, Monroeton and Calfin G. Willey, Towanda; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis G. Willey on April 20, 1983. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Rev. Darris M. Houser, pastor of the Towanda Independent Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park with the Towanda American Legion Post 42 according military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday afternoon at the funeral home. The family request that memorials may be directed to the Towanda Ambulance Association, 106 Thomas Ave., Towanda in Mr. Willey’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAMS - Albert C. Wlliams, 80, of Sayre, Pa, diedon Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Ashton Helathcare Facility following an extended illness surrounded by his loving family.  Born July 29, 1928 in Athens, Pa, the son of the late Samuel and Mary MARCY Williams.  Albert served during the Korean conflict and was employed in maintenance with Thatcher Glass for 33 years retiring in 1985. He was a member of Sayre Skip-Bower VFW #1536.  He is predeceased by sisters Edna Platt, Irene Elliott, and brothers Leonard and Arthur Williams.  Albert is survived by his wife of 57 years Doris at home, children Wayne (Beth) Williams, of Nicholson, PA, Dale (Michele) Williams of Connellsville, PA, Jeffrey (Vicki) Williams of Nichols, NY, Brenda (William) Crocker of Sayre, PA, Lois (Paul) VanAlstine of Sayre, PA and Donna (Ihle) Kelley of Clarksville, TN, 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, sister Alberta Depew of Ponca City, OK, brother Earl Williams of Athens, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 from 5-8pm at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA.  Funeral services will be Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 1:00pm at the funeral home with the Rev. James Donahoo from the Sayre Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made in Albert's memory to: South Waverly Fire Dept., 379 Penna. Ave., South Waverly, PA 18840 or Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840.   RHW  Lowery Funeral Home, Athens obit

WILLIAMS - Arthur M. Williams, 64, of RR #1 Milan, Ulster Township, diedTuesday, May 21, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY.  Born Sept. 5, 1937 in New Era, Pa, he was a son of the late Samuel and Mary Marcy Williams.  He was a 1957 graduate of S.R.U. High School.  In earlier years he was employed by Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads, NY, for nine years and later owned and operated his dairy farm in Ulster Township ofr many years.  On July 14, 1962, he married the former Margaret JOHSON in Sayre.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.  he is survived by his wife, Margaret Johnson Williams, at home; son and daughter-in-law, William and Carol Williams of Milan; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Darrell Smith of Columbia Cross Roads; three grandchildren, Jonathan and James Kautz and Samantha Smith of columbia Cross Roads; three stepgrandchildre, Crystal, Valarie and Kurt Smith, all of Troy; two sisters, Edna Platt of Athens and Alberta DePew of Centerville; three borthers, Leonard "Buzz" Williams of South Waverly and Earl Williams of RR 1 Ulster; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Irene Forbes Elliott.  The family will receive friends Friday, May 24 from 1-3 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster.  A memorial service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Guillaume of the Ulster-Milan Untied Methodist churches officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be directed to the charity or organization of one's choice in Mr. William's name.  Submitted by Reva Wagner.  Taken from the daily Review 23 May 2002.  NOTE Mr. William's parents are buried in the Memorial Park cemetery in Luthers Mills.  Mr. William's mother was  the daughter of Leonard H. and Louetta Bennett Marcy,  according to the headstone reading at the cemetery.

C. EDWARD “ED” WILLIAMS JR., 34 of Wysox, formerly of Franklindale, died Tuesday morning, May 9, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Aug. 13, 1960 in Waverly, N.Y., he was a son of Clarence Edward and Caroline Peterpaul Williams Sr.  Ed attended Towanda High School and was formerly employed as cook in Florida, New York City, the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington and Pepper’s Pantry in Towanda.  Ed enjoyed reading, cooking and traveling.  Surviving are: his father; Clarence Edward “Bus” Williams Sr. of Franklindale; his mother, Caroline Peterpaul Williams of Orlando, Fla.; his twin sister, Candy Stanford of Orlando; a sister, Vicki Nuce of Orlando; a brother, Terry Williams of Franklindale, two nieces, Daniele and Athena; five nephews, Matt, Mitchell, Aaron, Anthony and Jeremy; his maternal grandmother; Mollie Menendez on Winter Park, Fla.; his maternal grandfather, Victor Peterpaul of Orlando; several aunts, uncles and cousins and good friends, Bill Kelly of Wysox, Nina Dodge of Wysox and Dawn McClintic of Franklindale.  He was preceded in death by an infant brother.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 13, 1995 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Thomas Henderson, pastor of the Leroy Independent Church officiating.  Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

DONALD E. WILLIAMS, 85 of Potterville, Rome RR 1 died Wednesday afternoon, July 18, 2001 at his home following an extended illness.  Born Nov. 20, 1915 in Potterville, he was a son of the late William and Mary Williams.  In July of 1942, Donald married the former Mildred Mosier.  Donald was a dairy farmer for many years until 1965 and was employed by PennDOT retiring in 1971.  H was a member of LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM, LeRaysville and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Williamsport Consistory.  Donald enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards.  Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mildred Williams at home; three daughters and sons-in-law; Linda and Randy Jennings of Potterville, Donna and Douglas Stewart of Potterville and Nina and Danny Snodgrass of Towanda RR4; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Martha Spencer of Troy; 30 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Doris Spencer of Herrickville; two sisters, Cleola Mann of Huntington, Pa. and Sarah Emerson of Conklin, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Phillip “Bud” B. and Maxine “Mickey” Williams of Barstow, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Spencer; two sisters, Olive Coleman and Dorothy Phillips and a brother, Tony Williams.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 21, 2001 at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Brother John Histand and Deacon Melvin Weaver officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAMS - ESAIAS Mary W. Age 85, of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy, PA, died September 25, 2004, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Township, PA. Born June 27, 1919 in Canton, PA, she was a daughter of the late Claud R. and Eva Merle (Sellard) Williams. Mary enjoyed being a Farmer's Wife and working on the Dairy Farm for over 30 years. Later in life, she was employed as a meat wrapper for over 23 years with the Super Duper in Troy. She was a member of the Troy Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). She was a Board Member for Alparon Park and was involved with the Maple Festival and Winter Festival. She was an Assistant Secretary for the Troy Fair Board and a member of the Troy Fireman's Auxiliary and Past President and Secretary of the Troy B.P.W. Mary was also a past President and past Secretary for the Parent Teacher Association for various Bradford County Elementary and High Schools. Surviving are her children, Robert E. (Melody) Esaias of Sylvania, PA, Dale L. (Denise) Esaias of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Claudia J. Kreider of Vero Beach, FL; son-in-law, Thomas Hardway of Houston, TX; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Ola R. (Jean) Williams of Horseheads, NY; sister, Cynthia Packard of Beaver Dams, NY; sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Frank) Preston of Canton, PA, and Phyllis (John) Johnson of New York City, NY. Besides her parents, Mary was also preceded in death by a son, William H. Esaias on January 4, 1970; a daughter, Nancy R. Hardway on June 24, 2002; and a brother, Claud R. Williams, Jr. A time of visitation will be held at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, PA, on Saturday, October 2, 2004, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A memorial service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA, at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers and requests that memorial contributions in Mary's name be directed to Alparon Park, P.O. Box 244, Troy, PA 16947.

Harold F. WILLIAMS, Sr., 78, of Cherry Township
Harold F. Williams, Sr., age 78, of Cherry Township, Dushore, R.R.1, died at his home late Saturday evening, February 1, 2003. He was born in Wysox, Pa. on October 14, 1924, a son of the late Harry K. and Freeda Shaylor Williams. Mr. Williams is a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. On January 14, 1955, he married the former Eva Marie Willmeth. His wife preceded him in death on December 17, 1984.  Mr. Williams was a longtime resident of the Towanda area until moving to Ohio in the early 1950's.  Harold and his family moved to Dushore in 1968 from Elmore, Ohio. At this time Harold drove truck and continued to travel thousands and thousands of miles until his retirement from Towanda Beverage Company in 1986. Harold enjoyed everything about life and found "good" in everyone he met. His belief was everyone should accept that we are all different and should make great efforts to get along. His love for music was just one of his many joys in life. His musical talent of singing and being able to play any musical instrument brought joy to everyone who listened - he enjoyed playing with the boys in his band "Mel and the Drifters". Harold loved people and found much joy and happiness in being "Grampy" to all his wonderful grandchildren. He left surviving his eight children and spouses, Harold F. Williams Jr., of Buffalo, N.Y., Terry A. Williams, of New Albany, David L. Williams, of New Albany, Mary L. (David) Lupold, of Lewisberry, Pa., Debra L. (Donald) Boecker, of Forksville, Margieanne (Larry) Stoudt, of Dushore, Timothy R. Williams, of New Albany, Tina M. (Matt) McGroarty, of New Albany; a very special loving friend, Lucy Hemingway, of Towanda; brothers and sister-in-law: Leslie (Barb) Williams, of Mountain Lake, Pa., Roger Williams, of Pottstown; sisters and brothers-in-law, Reva Rine, of Muncy, Shirley (Alan) Mathews, of Waverly, NY, Pat (Jim) Kent, of Durrell; and by his 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, Eva Marie Williams, he was preceded in death by a brother Lyle; an infant brother Romaine; and an infant granddaughter Carley Corine Williams. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA, with the Rev. Grant Nicholls, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Bradford County, Pa. Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday evening, February 4, 2003, at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore, from 7-9 p.m.

WILLIAMS –JEAN W. KLINE, 86, of Waverly, NY passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born on August 18, 1927 in Athens, PA the daughter of the late Pascal and Fern Eddy Williams. Jean was a 1945 graduate of Athens High School. She was a member of the Barton United Methodist Church, started the Widow’s Club at the church, and was a member of the Ladies Church Auxiliary. Jean was a great cook and baker. Jean, with her husband, Norman, co-owned and operated their dairy farm in East Smithfield. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and doing puzzles and crossword puzzles. Jean adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and treasured time spent with them. She was always appreciative of the wonderful care she received by the Staff at ElderWood at Tioga. Jean is predeceased by her husband Norman Kline and brother, Ralph Williams. She is survived by her children Holly and Richard Kithcart of Grassflat, PA, Norman and Ruth Kline of Monroeton, PA, Linda and Mark Doane of Barton, N Y, Doreen Kline of Ithaca, NY, Tracy and Jeanne Kline of Robinson, TX, and Bert and Michele Kline of Owego, NY, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law, Estella and Louis Foster of Loxahatchee, FL, sister-in-law Sandy Williams of Sayre, PA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11am at the Barton United Methodist Church, 511 Old Barton Road, Barton, NY with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, PA. Burial will be at Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s memory to: Barton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 48, Barton, NY. The family wishes to thank Elderwood at Tioga, RPH ICU Staff and the Staff of the 5th Floor Main for the care given to their loved one.

JOHN B. WILLIAMS SR., 82 of RR 1 Box 53, Athens, died Monday, Oct. 31, 1994 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born in Albany Township, Bradford County, Pa. Oct. 10,1912 the son of George and Ella Wilcox Williams, he was employed as a machinist at the Ingersoll Rand from 1939 until 1963.  He was a former member of the I.A.M. of Athens.  He was predeceased by his wife, Amy in 1992.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John B. and Shirley Williams Jr. of Wyalusing RR 2 and grandchildren; Michael Williams of Sunbury, Pa., Mrs. Kimber Hoyt of Clinton, Pa., Mrs. Amy Diltz of Granby, Conn., April Williams of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Lee J. Williams of Vandenburg A.F.B., Calif.; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of Church on the Hill will officiate.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

WILLIAMS John Burton "Jack" Williams Jr.

81, of Wyalusing, Pa., died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa. John was born in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 16, 1932, the only child of John B. Williams Sr. and Amy G. Babcock Williams. He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1950. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Navy from Oct. 10, 1951, to Oct. 5, 1955. John served as a trooper with the New York State Police from 1962 until his retirement in 1982. John enjoyed spending time with his family, taking trips to Canada, the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are his wife Shirley Jean Mosier Williams; children, Kimber Hoyt and husband William of Rockwell, N.C., Michael Williams and wife Sheila of Rockwell, N.C., Amy Dilts and husband Russell of Southlake, Texas, April Williams of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Lee Williams and wife Monica of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Christopher Williams, Kaitlen Dilts, Kristen Dilts, Stephen Williams, Nicholas Williams, Joshua Williams, Deborah Simpson; great grandchildren, Draeg Williams, Raeker Williams, Mia Williams and Jack Simpson. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Jira Albers, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society , Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945; in John's memory. Towanda Daily Review – October 26, 2013

 

KENNETH HALL WILLIAMS, 63, a well-known and highly regarded resident of Ulster died Thursday afternoon March 26, 1987 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following 1 long period of deteriorating health. Born October 13, 1923 in Tunkhannock, he was a son of Harry R. and Gertrude Marie Williams. Following his graduation from Towanda High School in 1942, Ken attended the Williamsport Technical School for a short time before entering the U.S. Army Air Force where he served as a pilot during WW II. On January 23, 1943 he married the former Olive June Young in Towanda. Mr. Williams served as the station agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in Ulster for 11 years and later served as a rural mail carrier for 30 years in the Ulster RD 2 area. He retired from the Post Office in 1984. Mr. Williams also was employed for several years as a Nationwide insurance agent in the Ulster area and by Agway In Wysox. He was a member of the Ulster United Methodist Church and a member of its Administration Board. He was also a member of the Union Masonic Lodge #108, F&AM, Towanda, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Williamsport, Valley Lodge #46 IOOF, Towanda American Legion Post #42, the Benevolent Protected Order of Elks #2191. Towanda, a director of the Waverly Sportsman Club and the Sayre Sportsman Club, Towanda Gun Club, a life member of the Ulster Fire Association and a member of the Rural Mail Carriers Association. Mr. Williams had also served as Scoutmaster for Troop 43, Boy Scouts of American in Ulster for many years. Ken was a loving, caring husband, father and grandfather and was devoted to his church, family and masonic affiliations. Ken will be remembered by his many friends for his friendly smile, thoughtfulness and his outgoing personality. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, fish and shoot skeet traps for hours with his son, Ken. He also traveled to many skeet league competitions. He also enjoyed flying and was an avid bowler. Surviving are his wife, Olive June Young at home; two daughters, Mrs. Walter A. (Joan Marie) Schulze of Alfred Station, NY and Mrs. Lee S. (Carole Ann) Richie of Bossier City, LA; a son, Kenneth Harry Williams of Wysox; grandchildren: Jason Kenneth Williams of Towanda RD 4, Luke Eric, Heidi Marie and Gretchen Elizabeth Shulze of Alfred Station, NY, Tiffany Renee, Lee Kenneth and Ryan Dallas Richie of Bosier City, LA; a brother, Harry R. Williams of Vista, CA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane June Williams in January 1952 and by a brother, Wallace Bishop Williams in July 1966. The funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ulster United Methodist Church with Rev. Steven K. Klotz, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park. The Towanda American Legion Post #42 will accord military honors at the church. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials may be directed to Ulster United Methodist Church in care of Rev. Steven K. Klotz, U&lster, PA in Mr. Williams memory. –Towanda Daily Review

 

WILLIAMS MRS. LENA B. COLE, 67 of 32 Brann St., Canton died at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 1978 after an illness of several months.  She was born in Fox Township, Sullivan County on Sept. 17, 1911 the daughter of Byron James and Dora Jackson Williams.  She was an employee of the former Crowe Nursing Home in Canton as cook for about 12 years.  Her survivors are her husband, Robert L. Cole at home; two daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Marie) Woodward of Phoenix, Ariz. And Mrs. Ella Jennings of Canton; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Tillotson of Canton, Mrs. William (Mary) Brundage of Weedsport, N.Y., Mrs. Harley (Pauline) Sharrow of Canton RD 1; one brother, James Williams of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Ray Valimont, a Church of Christ Disciple minister officiating.  Burial will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAMS –LOUISE M. WILLIAMS CRAYTON, 79, widow of Albert L. Crayton, of the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Elkland Township, Pa., formerly of Monroeton RR 1, Franklin Township, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002.  She was born April 29, 1923, in Franklin Township, the daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Pennell Williams.  Louise married Albert L. Crayton Sept. 12, 1940.  He preceded her in death Jan. 27, 2000.  She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee R. and Bette Crayton of Monroeton RR 1, and Lynn L. and Joanne Crayton of Monroeton RR 1; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Stewart Norton of Burlington; brother, Clarence Williams of Wysox; sister-in-law Blanche Reed of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Louise was preceded in death by her grandson, Darin Crayton.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Maryott- Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAMS - MARGERY H. BROWN
 Services for Margery H. Brown, 86, of Troy, were held Oct 17 at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. James Crupi officiating.  Burial was in Bradford County Memorial Park.  Mrs. Brown died Oct 14, 1983 at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born April 29, 1897 in Springfield Twp., daughter of Levi and Sophronia Dubert Williams.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Milton (Evelyn) Seymour of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Darwin (Lillian) Welch of Canton and Mrs. Clayton (Geraldine) Crout of Cortland, NY; sons, Burton of Troy and Russell of Homer, NY; sister, Nancy Lampman of Athens; brother, Uri Williams, Columbia Cross Roads; sister-in-law, Bertha Lewis, Troy; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (TGR, Thursday, Oct 20, 1983)

 

WILLIAMS Mary Louise Williams Ross

Mary Louise Williams Ross, 89, wife of David M. Ross of Burlington, Pa., died Tuesday evening July 26, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda, Pa. "Louise" as she was known by family and friends was born in Sayre, Pa., on July 12, 1922, a daughter of Uri and Mary Williams. She attended school in West Burlington, Pa., and was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Troy Community Hospital for over 40 years until her retirement. Louise was a member of the West Burlington United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir and the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the West Burlington Grange and the Rebekah Lodge.  Louise enjoyed painting and reading. She was very proud of her family members who chose careers in the health care profession.  Surviving are her husband, David M. Ross, at home; children Max Simcoe of East Troy, Pa., Shelba Wolfgang of Lehigh Valley, Pa., Sharon Campbell and husband Herbert of Lawrenceville, Pa., Donnie Simcoe and wife Debbie of South Williamsport, Pa.; step-children Sally Woleslagle and husband Duane of Mountain Lake, Pa., Barbara Kay Reed and husband Bob of Deland, Fla., David H. Ross of Monroeton, Pa.; sisters Leola Lyon of Leonardtown, Md., Doris Taylor of Mansfield, Pa., several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Jack Simcoe on July 20, 2010; step-son Daniel Ross on April 21, 2006; and brother Levi Williams.  A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at the West Burlington United Methodist Church with her nephew, Larry Tarbox officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The family will provide flowers and requests that contributions be directed to the West Burlington United Methodist Church in care of Audrey Schanbacher, 13789 Route 6, Troy, PA 16947 in Mary Louise Williams Ross's memory. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Ross Family with arrangements.   Towanda Daily Review – July 31, 2011

 

MELISSA VICTORIA WILLIAMS of Towanda RR 5 (Hornbrook), infant daughter of Sharon Williams Bennett and Russell Scott Barton, died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 10, 1994 at the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.  Melissa was born Sept. 27, 1994 at the Scranton, Pa., Medical Center.  In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Stephanie Renee Bennett and Ashley Nicole Bennett, both at home; maternal grandparents, Carol and Milton Frisbie of Rome, Warren and Mary Williams of Clifton Park, N.Y.; maternal great-grandparents, Sidney and Gertrude Lobdell of Latham, N.Y.; Janet Williams of Latham, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  A vigil Prayer service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Towanda.  Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Hershey Medical Center in care of the Children’s Heart Research Department, Hershey, Pa. in Melissa’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAMS MILDRED (SRGP 79516)
-Mrs. Mildred Pine, age 59, of Troy, Penna., Wednesday, November 6, 1968 in Robert Packer Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey. Bradford County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family request that all contributions be made to the Troy Community Hospital. Survived by daughters, Mrs. John Hulslander of Troy, Penna., Mrs. Clifton Rought of Gillett, Penna; son Ronald of Troy; stepsons, Jack Pine of New Castle, Delaware, James Pine of Wilmington, Delaware; sisters, Mrs. Eva Foster of Troy, Mrs. Annabelle Kinney of St. Petersburg, Florida; 14 grandchildren. Mrs. Pine was a member of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association, and the Troy Community Hospital Auxillary. Mrs. Pine worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Troy Community Hospital for 24 years.

WILLIAMS - NANCY L. LAMPMAN
 Nancy L. Lampman, 94, formerly of Luthers Mills, PA, died Sunday, January 23, 1994. She was born on May 22, 1899 in Springfield Township, the daughter of Levi and Sophronia Williams. She was a homemaker who lived most of her years in Luthers Mills.  She was skilled in the art of crocheting and won many prizes at county fairs. Nancy is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Mary Lampman of Elmira and Earl and Gail Lampman of Horseheads, NY; a son, Donald Lampman of Elmira; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Ezra; sons, Richard A. and George L. Lampman; brothers, Levi and Uri Williams and sisters, Anna Clark and Marjorie Brown. Funeral and committal services were held January 25 at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsburg, NY with interment to be at the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills. Friends wishing may contribute to the American Heart Association, Southern Tier Chapter, 530 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 1994)

WILLIAMS - Ralph E. Williams, 72, of Sayre diedon Jan. 22, 2009, at home following an extended illness.  He was born July 28, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late Pascal and Fern Eddy Williams.  He was a member of the Christian Life Church in Waverly, N.Y. He enjoyed woodworking and hunting. He spent many happy hours with his children and grandchildren.  Ralph is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra; his children, Suzanne Williams of Binghamton, N.Y., Thomas and Beth Williams of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Jennifer and Todd Welch of Towanda, Pa.; his grandchildren, Mandy Doane, Emily Walton, Caleb Doane, Rachel and Scott Williams, and Brianna Thurston, and Nathan Welch; his great-grandchildren, Zariah, Draven, and Allura Walton; his sisters, Jean Kline, and Estella Mae Foster; his aunt, Nellie Williams, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa., with the Rev. Dean Santon from the Christian Life Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park.  Special thanks to Dr. Debra Ryan for her many years of caring.  Memorial donations may be made in Ralph's memory to: Christian Life Church Building Fund, 207 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. 14892, or Guthrie Hospice R.R. 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, Att: Clinical Coordinator  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAMS   Richard E. "Dick" Williams, 78, of Monroeton, Pa., and former resident of New Albany, Pa., for many years, died Friday evening, March 5, 2010, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  "Dick," as he was known by his family and friends, was born Oct. 15, 1931, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late William and Doris WHIPPLE Williams. He was a graduate of Wyalusing High School Class of 1949 and was a dedicated fan of Wyalusing sports programs. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Dick retired from the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, Pa., in 1991 following 38 ½ years of service. During his years of employment with the Ingersoll-Rand he held several supervisory positions. An outdoorsman, Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent many days at the cabin of Renwick "7" in New Era where he was a charter member. Dick also played on many fast pitch softball teams and basketball teams in his younger years. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially poker.  He was a member of New Albany VFW Post No. 384 where he once served as commander, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda. Dick was a past member of the Towanda Country Club, Monroeton Rod and Gun Club, Bradford County Outboard Motor Club and the Ingersoll Rand Foreman's Club. On Aug. 22, 1953, he married Bernita Elaine TEETER, who preceded him in death in 1987. He was also predeceased by a grandson, Jeffrey VanDerMark II, in 1998 and by a sister, Ruth Wells, in 1979.  He is survived by: his special companion Patricia Shaw of Monroeton; son Stephen Williams and his wife Donna of Troy, Pa.; daughters Doris Loraine "Lori" Brown and her husband Roger of Towanda; Rita Michele "Shelly" VanDerMark and her husband Jeff of Macedonia; special friends Mark and Sally Barton of Monroeton; grandchildren Jason Williams, Matthew Williams, Michael Brown, Stefanie Williams, Tori VanDerMark and Marcus Barton; step-mother Nellie Williams of Athens; step-brothers James Williams of Connecticut and Robert Williams of Athens; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service at 5:45 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701, in Richard E. Williams memory.  March 07, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

WILLIAMS –SHIRLEY W. MORGAN, 71 of RR 3, Box 661, Canton died Wednesday, July 13, 1994 at home.  She was born on June 13, 1923 in Canton Township, Bradford County, Pa. a daughter of Edwin A. and Jesse Sechrist Williams.  Shirley married Harold L. Morgan on Nov. 16, 1941 in Elmira.  They moved to a farm in Shunk and worked the farm for 26 years before moving to Canton.  In 1966 Harold and Shirley purchased the Canton Auto Supply on Troy Street.  They retired from the business in 1979.  Mrs. Morgan enjoyed retirement, wintering in Rushkin, Fla.  Shirley enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed fishing, quilting, cooking and playing cards.  Surviving are her husband of 52 years.  Harold L. Morgan; three daughters and a son-in-law, Darla McCarty, Canton RR 3, Donna and Richard Packard, Canton RR 3 and Kay Morgan, Watkins Glen; seven grandchildren: Ronald McCarty Jr., Melanie Taylor, Eyvonne McCarty, Robin Palmer, Richard Packard, Arthur and Robert Congdon.  Five great-grandchildren: Jamie and Logan McCarty, Laura Taylor, Jessica and Morgan Palmer; her mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Morgan, Canton RR 2; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 16, 1994 at 7 p.m. from the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, corner of East Union Street and North Minnequa Ave., Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  It was Shirley’s request that memorial contributions be directed to the American Heart Association, 153 West Fourth St., P.O. Box 1685, Williamsport, Pa. or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60A, Towanda, Pa. in lieu of flowers.  Arrangements are by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Bradford Co. Memorial Park)

URI E. WILLIAMS, 92 of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3, PA died Saturday, August 21, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born May 15, 1901 in Smithfield Township, the son of Levi and Sophronia Duburt Williams.  He was a lifelong farmer and an independent hauler of livestock.  He is survived by his wife, Jessie Cleveland Williams; daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and David Ross of Burlington, Leola and Harold Lyons of Temple Hills, MD, Doris Repard of Lakeland, FL and Arlene and Gene Klinger of Reading, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Levi and Barb Williams of Sandy Creek, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a step-daughter, Haze and her husband, Robert Tarbox of Blossburg, PA; step-son, Spencer and his wife Jeanne Thomas of Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Nancy Lampman of Horseheads, NY; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral home in Troy on August 25 with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills.  Memorials may be directed to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church.

WILLY - Doris M. Willey, 60, of Towanda RR4, Monroe Twp., Pa., died Thursday Nov. 12, 2009 at the Ashton Health Care Center in Athens, Pa.  Doris was born Aug. 16, 1949 in Towanda, Pa., the daughter of the late Ralph "Bo" Willey and Mary L. JOHNSON Willey. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School and in early years was employed by Ames Department Store in Towanda and by Serve, Inc. in Monroeton, Pa.  She is survived by: her brother, David E. Willey of Towanda RR4, Pa.; and by several cousins, including Dorothy and James Pierce of Towanda RR4 and James Johnson of Towanda.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary L. Johnson Willey on June 25, 1997 and by her father, Ralph J. Willey on May 28, 1983. Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa. is assisting the Willey Family with arrangements.  14 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

 

WILSON Amanda L. Remington

67, of Luthers Mills, died Monday evening, July 16, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Amanda was born in Newark, N.J. on July 11, 1945, the daughter of Donald and Catherine Scott Wilson. She was a graduate of Southside High School in East Orange, N.J. and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years during the Viet Nam War. Amanda was employed by Proctor & Gamble in Mehoopany for over 18 years and worked for various businesses in later years. Amanda was a member of the American Legion.  She loved babysitting her grandchildren and enjoyed gardening, baking and collecting angels.  She is survived by her companion, Frank Mingos of Luthers Mills; her mother, Catherine Wilson of Mehoopany; sons James C. Remington and wife Kathleen of Lovelton, Donald C. Remington Jr. and wife Debbie of Meshoppen and Frank A. Remington and wife Tammy of New Albany; a daughter, Cathy J. Stevens of Tunkhannock; grandchildren, Corrine, Tiffany, Curtis, Kayla, Tommy, Max, Ricky, Alexis and Katie; great grandchildren, Wyat, Liam, Rhyley and Donald C. III. "D.C."; a sister, Edith Wilson of Mehoopany; a brother, Don Wilson and wife Carol of Bonita Springs, Fla.; an aunt, Della Dymond; uncles Paul, Cory and Gene Scott; and three nieces.  She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Wilson in 1965.  The funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P O Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Amanda's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – July 18, 2012

 

THOMAS W. WILSON, 42 of Troy RD 1 died May 4, 1985 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Dec. 22, 1942 in Elmira, N.Y. he was the son of George and Alice Kerrick Wilson Sr.  He was employed in construction as a heavy machine operator.  He was a member of the NY-Penn Stallion Association and the N.P.H.C.A.  An avid bowler, he was a member of the Friday Night Happy Hour League and the 6:30 League both at Terrace Lanes, Troy.  Survivors include his wife, Connie Soper; two daughters; Rebecca Wilson and Tammy Wilson, both of Gillett, Pa.; his parents, George and Alice Wilson Sr. of Gillett, Pa.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Shirley Wilson Jr. of Elmira, N.Y.; Richard and Regina Wilson of Wellsburg, N.Y., Charles and Sue Wilson of Gillett, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Ruth) Lowry of Gillett, Pa. and Mrs. Bill (Sue) Burdick of Gillett; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy on Monday 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating.  Burial will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

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WINIANS - Virginia D. Wells, of Oakwood Lake Village, Tunkhannock, died Wednesday evening at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. She was the wife of Ralph Wells. They were married 47 years. She was born May 2, 1939, in Rush Township, Bradford County, daughter of the late John M. and Flora E. Winians. Also surviving are five sons, Terry, Ephrata; Allen, New Holland; Gary and Randy, both of Tunkhannock, and David, Pickwick, Mich.; a daughter, Vickie Ayers, Clarks Summit; six brothers, Ronald, Mehoopany; Harry, Nicholson; Roy, New York; and Earl, Charles and James, all of Pennsylvania; a sister, Martha Simpson, Watertown, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry; five brothers, William, Raymond and John Barber and Bernie and Robert Keithline, and two sisters, Betty Barber and Marie Escott. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with services by the Rev. Gary Myers. Interment, Bradford County Memorial Park. Friends may call today, 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

 

WINSLOW Genevieve A. Wintermute 

Genevieve A. (Winslow) Wintermute, 83, of Gillett, PA, died and went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was the wife of the late Earl C. Wintermute who died on March 9, 2010. The couple married September 7, 1947 and had 62 wonderful years together. Genevieve was born on November 26, 1929 in Laceyville, PA, daughter of the late Ernest and Ina (Howland) Winslow. Genny and Earl moved around a bit after they were married as newlyweds do, but quickly settled in at a farm in Gillett. Besides milking cows and bailing hay, Genny worked for the Elmira Knitting Mill, Newberry's Store, and was a nurse's aide at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She loved to sew, crochet, play scat, and chat with people. Genny was a very active member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church and never missed church or Sunday School. She always wore a beautiful smile, gave big hugs, and never ever complained. Genevieve is survived by her children, Nancy (John) Lattimer, Beverly (Fred) Smith, Mike (Norine) Wintermute, Dan (Denise) Wintermute, all of Gillett, PA, Steve (Linette) Wintermute of Gillett, PA, and Chris (Kanae) Wintermute of Tokyo, Japan; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Gertrude Purcell Nowlan of Gillett, Robert Winslow of Jacksonville, FL, Bernard Winslow of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Betty (Romain) Salesman of Spring Hill, PA; sister-in-law, Joan Wintermute of Sayre; along with several nieces and nephews. Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; her son, Gerald; and her granddaughter, Wendy Lattimer. Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Genevieve's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 28th, at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. James Ellis, and her son-in-law, Rev. John Lattimer officiating. Burial will follow in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Genevieve's memory to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, 13545 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925 or to the church's missionary society at the same address.    Star Gazette – February 25, 2013

 

WINTERMUTE   Earl C. Wintermute, 82, of Coryland, Pa., died on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, Pa.  He was the loving husband of Genevieve A. (WINSLOW) Wintermute. The couple married Sept. 7, 1947, and had 62 wonderful years together.  Earl was born on April 1, 1927, in Wyalusing, Pa., son of the late John S. and Bertha (GAREY) Wintermute. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the European Theatre as a medic. In his younger days, Earl helped build and operate Mom's Diner and Pop's Station where the present day Tomahawk restaurant in Towanda, Pa., stands today. Earl became a machinist at Kennedy Valve in Elmira, N.Y., until his retirement on June 1, 1987, and he was a member and past president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union. He also enjoyed woodworking and was a longtime member and past president of the Endless Mountains Woodworkers Association. Motorcycles were one of Earl's passions and he enjoyed riding them with the Three Rivers Motorcycle Club and could be seen working part time at Bob's Chamberlain's Cycle Shop in Sayre, Pa. Earl was also an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His life in and service to Christ Jesus was most important to Earl. He was a past member and Deacon in the North Side Baptist Church in Elmira, and the Coryland Baptist Church, and was a current member and Senior Deacon in the Bentley Creek Baptist Church. In the Bentley Creek Church he also served on the Pulpit Committee and was a trustee. Moreover, Earl was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  Earl is survived by: his wife Genevieve; his children Nancy (John) Lattimer, Beverly (Fred) Smith, Mike (Norine) Wintermute and Dan (Denise) Wintermute, all of Coryland, Pa., Steve (Linette) Wintermute of Gillett, Pa., and Chris (Kanae) Wintermute of Tokyo, Japan; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Earl was preceded in death by: his parents; his son Gerald; his granddaughter Wendy Lattimer; his brothers John and Norm; and his sister Evelyn.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2010, and again from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, March 15, at the Roberts Funeral Home Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y. The funeral service to celebrate Earl's life will be held at noon on Monday at the funeral home with his son-in-law, Pastor John Lattimer of Faith Baptist Church in Canton, Pa., officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service in Bradford County Memorial Park in Luthers Mills, Pa., where military rites will be given.  Memorial contributions may be made in Earl's memory to the charity of one's own choosing.   March 11, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

WISHARD - MARY W. HERRINGTON
Mary W. Herrington, 91, of Troy RD 3 and formerly of North Branford, CT died Monday, March 11, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born November 21, 1899 in New York, the daughter of John and Katherine Gallon Wishrad. She was a longtime member of the New Haven Christ Church. She is survived by sons, Steven Herrington of Chesterfield, VA and Neil Herrington of Summerfield, FL; daughters, Kathleen Rollka of Marianne, FL and Mary Dabakis of Springfield, MA; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 16 (11 am) at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Darris Hauser officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, March 14, 1991)

HERBERT FRANKLIN WITHEY JR., 49, of 933 ½ South Main St., Towanda, Pa., died Saturday evening, Nov. 23, 2002, at his home following an extended illness.  Born April 12, 1953 in Phoenix, Ariz., he was the son of Lottie Burke Ackley and Herbert Franklin Withey Sr.  Herbert served in the U.S. Army.  He was employed in construction in the Bradford County area for many years.  Herbert loved woodworking, music, singing and playing the guitar.  He is survived by; his wife, Tammy Devine Withey; his children, Kenneth John Withey of Canton, RR1, Pa., and Karen Lynn Shadduck and her husband David Shadduck of Wysox, Pa.; six grandchildren; his mother and step-father, Lottie Marie Ackley and Jesse H. Ackley Sr. of Towanda; his father, Herbert Franklin Withey Sr. of the Keystone Manor, Sayre, Pa.; sisters, Marilyn Daughterty and her husband Tom Daugherty of Ulster, Pa., Shirley Lozada of Owego, N.Y., and Margaret Elliot and her husband Kevin Elliot of Sayre, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Jesse H. Ackley Sr. officiating.  Interment will be 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.
 

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