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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

 

Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008

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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) 

  NOTE: Most of these obits say that the Beaver Meadows Cemetery in in Laceyville, which is incorrect. It is in Tuscarora Township with a Laceyville PO address.

Beaver Meadows Cemetery Listing (SOON I Hope)

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CARTER Elva M
The Binghamton Press, Tuesday 11/26/1968
Mrs. Elva M (Carter) Hall, Laceyville RD1, Pa died Monday morning (November 25, 1968) at Medical Arts Hospital. Montrose, Pa. following a short illness. She is survived by her husband, Stanley A. Hall, Laceyvllle; a son, Bernard Hall 316 Leroy Ave, Vestal; two grandchildren Michael and Marcla Hall, Vestal. She was a member of the West Auburn Methodist Church and its WSCS. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville, Pa. Interment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville. RD. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  I would like to note she was the daughter of Stanley T and Mary E (Margetta) Atkins Carter.

CLIFFORD W. CANFIELD, 73, of LeRaysville RD 1 died Friday April 14, 1989 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Born December 8, 1915 in Kaiserville, Wyoming County, PA, the son of Redman and Sadie Baker Canfield. Mr. Canfield was a sawyer with C.C. Alice Lumber Co. and previously had worked for Alderson Lumber Co. A WWII veteran having served with the U.S. Air Force, he spent most of his lifetime in the Susquehanna County area. Mr. Canfield is survived by his wife, Helen Ressin Canfield at home; six sons, Jack of Windsor, NY, Clifford Jr. of Wyalusing RD 1, James of Rushville, PA, David of Lenox, PA and Charles of Laceyville; three daughters: Mrs. Michael (Beneva) Wallikas of Rushville, PA, Mrs. Clara Keener of Montrose and Mrs. Brian (Mary Ellen) Tribble of Montrose: a sister, Mrs. Nathan (Loueva) Law of South Gibson, PA; two brothers, Van Canfield of South Gibson, PA and Lloyd Canfield of South Gibson, PA; 29 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Harold and a daughter, Betty. Funeral services will be held at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. William C. Nelson, pastor, Retta, PA officiating. Interment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Graveside military services will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 510 of Laceyville. Friends may call on Sunday evening 7-9 p.m. at the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home. –Towanda Daily Review

Clifford CLAPPER, 69, of Clapper Hill (Laceyville RD#2) died shortly after his admission to the Tyler Memorial hospital in Tunkhannock, PA. Mr. Clapper was a life long resident of Clapper Hill, a son of Mrs. Lena Smith Clapper and the late Orell Clapper. He was a retired farmer and a stone quarryman. He was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife the former Helen Brown; a son Ralph of Alexandria, VA. Two daughters Mrs. Elston (Bette) Wootton of Wysox, Mrs. Charles (Marjorie) Brewer of Memphis, Tennessee; three brothers, Ernest and Daniel of Laceyville, and Lynn of Wellsburg, New York. Two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Verna) McMicken of Meshoppen and Mrs. Carlton (Blanche) Woodruff of Chenango Forks New York. 10 great grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock from the B.O. Sheldon Funeral home in Laceyville. The Reverend Al B. Jayne, Pastor of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

CLAPPER Daniel O. Clapper Sr, age 93, of RR 3, Box 3736 Laceyville, died at his home on Clapper Hill, early Tuesday morning, Jan 23, 2001.  Born on Clapper Hill, on August 9, 1907, he was the son of the late Orell D. and Lena SMITH CLAPPER.  Mr. Clapper, and his late wife, the former Sylvia (Sib) REPSHER, who died in 1982, lived their entire life on the family farm, on Clapper Hill.  Mr. Clapper was the third generation to own the farm.  He was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church.  He was very active with, and enjoyed, his children and grandchildren.  To his grandchildren he was affectionately known as "Papa."  He is survived by two sons and their wives, Douglas and Virginia CLAPPER of Clapper Hill and Dennis and Patricia CLAPPER of Monroe, SC; two daughters, Ms. Donna HARVEY of Clapper Hill and Mrs. William (Madge) KERSHNER of Towanda; a daughter-in-law, Mrs Rita CLAPPER, of Clapper Hill; two sisters, Mrs. Myron (Verna) DAVIS of South Auburn, PA, and Mrs. Carlton (Blanche) WOODRUFF of Chenango Forks, NY; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.  He was to receive his first great-great grandchildren this spring.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel O. CLAPPER Jr., who died in 1994, and three brothers, Clifford CLAPPER in 1974; Ernest CLAPPER, in 1995; and Lynn CLAPPER in 1997.  Funeral services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, at 10 a.m., Friday, with Rev. William NELSON of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and the Rev Ruth BREITWEISER, retired Methodist minister, officiating.  Friends may call one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Donna BENNETT, RR 1, Box 1184, Laceyville, PA 18623

Wyalusing Rocket

 

CLAPPER Douglas Frank Repsher Clapper

age 79, of Clapper Hill, Laceyville, Pa., died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.Born July 17, 1934 on Clapper Hill, he is the son of the late Daniel Clapper Sr. and Sylvia (Repsher) Clapper. He graduated from Laceyville High School as a member of the class of 1952. In school he was a member of The Road Patrol, baseball team, senior dramatics, and yearbook staff. Doug began helping his father and grandfather on the family farm at an early age; and eventually, along with his father, brother, and nephew made it his livelihood. He married Virginia "Gin" Kelley on June 19, 1954. Together they have three daughters, Vickie, Shelly, and Joan. Doug found great joy in his family, and especially enjoyed the weekly gathering of the whole family for Sunday dinner. He is a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church where members recently honored him for his many years of dedicated service to the church's many projects. Doug is well known in the area for his 54 years of playing country music. Throughout the years he played with various bands such as The Ridge Runners, Donna and the Country Gentlemen, Queen of Hearts, and Northern Harmony. His love of music and talent for playing was passed down to his children and grandchildren. Doug may be even more famous for his sense of humor. He never left home without a joke. Doug is survived by his wife of 59 years Gin Clapper; his three daughters Vickie (Rick) Ellis, Shelly (Steve) Ciprich, Joan (Dan) DeGaramo; grandchildren Matt (Lori) Ciprich, Meredith (Jared) Sadlowski, Jessi (John) Burgess, Jordy Ellis, Heath, David, and Mitchell DeGaramo; great-grandchildren John and Lola Burgess, Hayden and Ava Sadlowski, Atleigh, Delanie, and Dylan Ciprich; brother Denny Clapper; sisters Donna Harvey and Madge (Allen) Kershner; sisters-in-law Rita Clapper, Louise Kelley, Marlene Kelley, Linda (Mark) White, Cheryl (Jim) Newhart, Kathy (Jim) Cantone, Deb (Greg Johnson) Dymond; and brothers-in-law Bob (Pat) Kelley, Chancey (Cassie) Kelley, and Dale (Tammy) Kelley. He was preceded in death by his mother Sib Clapper, father Daniel Clapper Sr., brother Dan Clapper Jr., sisters-in-law Patt Clapper and Denise Kelley, brothers-in-law Ken Adams, Ed, Charles, Donald and Burleigh Kelley, mother-in-law Frances Kelley, father-in-law Roy Kelley, special niece and "partner in crime," Kathy Adams, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and dear friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, with Doug's daughter, Vickie Ellis, officiating. Interment will follow at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com. Doug's generosity was known to everyone who met him. He has always been the "go-to guy" on the hill to his friends and neighbors. Over the years he organized many benefits for folks in the community, and if he wasn't organizing, he was participating. To continue his legacy of helping others, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Doug Clapper Memorial Fund. Funds will be shared between The Abbi Brown Family and The Makenzie Vanderpool family. These two little gals are battling rare and difficult diseases. Three-year old Abbi is battling Leigh's Syndrome (mitochondrial disease). Four-year old Makenzie is just beginning her fight against a newly diagnosed brain tumor. Checks may be made payable to: Doug Clapper Memorial Fund. They should be sent to: P.S. Bank, P.O. Box 217, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Towanda Daily Review – October 21, 2013


CLAPPER Orell Clapper, 88, of Laceyville RD 2, died Thrusday morning at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.  He had been in poor health for several weeks. He was born in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, son of the late Daniel and Estella Place Clapper. He lived all of his life at Clapper Hill, where he conducted a dairy farm until his retirement 15 years ago. He attended Beaver Meadows Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Lena Smith; four sons, Clifford and Daniel of Laceyville RD 2, Ernest of Laceyville and Lynn of Horseheads, N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles McMicken of Meshoppen RD, and Mrs. Carlton Woodruff of Chanango Forks, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Isilada Carter of Meshoppen and Mrs. Guy McLaud of Montrose; 21 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church with the Rev. James Valentine, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. The Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville is in charge of arrangements. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. I would like to note he died April 15, 1971 and was buried the 18th.

 

CLARK Allie Florence Brotzman

died on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at her home in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pa.  She was born in Wilburton, Okla., on March 19, 1925, the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Barton Clark. Allie was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Mr. William McKinley Brotzman, who died on Jan. 26, 2003. Surviving are a son, Reed McKinley Brotzman Jr. of Laceyville, Pa.; and a daughter, Barbara Ann Myers of Ocean City, N.J. Also surviving are two brothers, Dennis Clark of Little Rock, Ark., and Orville Clark of Ariz. Allie has eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Allie was a member of the New Hope Ministries of West Auburn, Pa. She was privileged to be a stay at home mother and grandmother for most of her life. While traveling in Morocco, Africa, with her military husband, she served as president of the NCO's wives club, and captain of the ladies base softball team. While stationed in Hawaii, Allie trained in the art of Hula and subsequently taught a dance school.  Retirement found Allie and her husband in Silvara, Pa., where she enjoyed long walks, gardening, and square-dancing. They were co-founders of the Yellow Rock Square Dance Club in Wyalusing, Pa.  A memorial service will be held at New Hope Ministries Church in West Auburn, Pa., with a fellowship dinner to follow. Interment will be at Beaver Meadows Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the New Hope Ministries Church, 1575 SR367, Laceyville, PA 18623.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – February 14, 2011

 

COBB Edna Lenora Stevens Cobb, Mrs. Edna L. Cobb,  age 83 of 219 S. Elmer Ave, Sayre, Pa. Sunday, August 13, 1972 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Friends may call at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Home, Sayre, Pa. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer services there Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by services at the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Rev. Morris Hart officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Harold (Mary) McLean of Wellsburg, Mrs. Thomas (Helen) Leeter of Odessa, Mrs. Gladys Keeney at Laceyville, Pa., Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) Wilson of Elmira. Mrs. Eleanor Brockett of Lynchburg, Va. Mrs. Marvin (Esther) Wolbach of Athens, Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Searfoss of Franklindale, Pa. three sons, Glen Cobb of Oak Grove, Va., Robert Cobb of Sayre, Carl Cobb of Sayre; 29 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Sayre. submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman, a Wyalusing Rocket obit, no date.

COBB Mable L. (Lillian) Cobb  Wilson, 81, of Endicott, NY, formerly of Sayre, PA, died Saturday, December 11, 1999 following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born September 12, 1918 in Browntown, PA, the daughter of Olin and Edna Stevens Cobb.  She was a graduate of the Del-Kader Beauty School in Elmira and was active in many organizations.  She is survived by her two daughters and a daughter-in-law; three sisters including Eleanor and Les Dunbar of Troy; two brothers; ten grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth H. Wilson, in 1997; three brothers and three sisters.  Services were held December 15 at the Lowery Funeral Home in Athens with the Rev. Roland Romig officiating and burial to be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to Lourdes Hospice, 169 riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905 Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman, a Daily Review obit, no date

James COBB
Daily Review June 30, 2004
James E. Cobb, age 83, of LeRaysville, Pa., died on Monday evening, June 28, 2004, at Endless Mountains Health Care in Montrose, PA.
He was born on March 10, 1921 in Silvara, a son of the late Paul and Blanche Brotzman Cobb. He is a graduate of LeRaysville High School Class of 1940. On November 1, 1944, James married the former Eleanor Bennett Cobb, and had celebrated 59 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement in 1988, he was a self-employed farmer and had spent his lifetime engaged in farming the family dairy farm. Mr. Cobb was a charter member of the Northeast Bradford Rod & Gun Club. He was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed his time spent hunting and fishing. Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Cobb, at home; a son and daughter-in-law: Daryl W. and Jodi Cobb, of New Castle, Pa.; a brother: Howard Cobb, of West Auburn, Pa.; two grandchildren: Rocky Grim and Valerie Grim; and by two great grandchildren: Rocky Grim III, and Anthony Pavelko. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: David Cobb, two brothers: Walter and Gerald Cobb, and a sister Thelma Spires. A graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 1 at 11 a.m., in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, with the Rev. William Nelson, pastor of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a local conservation fund, or a charity of ones choice in Mr. Cobb's memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

Nathan C. COBB, a highly esteemed citizen, died at his home near Silvara, September 23, 1915, after an illness of a few weeks of cancer.  His age was 79 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. He was a kind husband and father, respected and loved by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Beaver Meadow church, Saturday afternoon. He was carried by his grandsons and laid to rest beneath a profusion of flowers. Contributed. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

Daily Review August 6, 2005
Mr. Richard F. COBB, age 70, of RR 2, Box 195, Meshoppen, Pa. (South Auburn), died on Sunday evening, Sept. 4, 2005, at the Bradford County Manor, in Burlington, Pa. He was born in Stevensville, Pa., on Aug. 14, 1935, the son of Purl and Susan Cobb. Richard was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, Class of 1953. For more than 25 years, he was employed at Procter and Gamble Paper Co. in Mehoopany, Pa., as a technician in its Bounty Towel department.  He was a member of the South Auburn United Methodist Church and the Procter and Gamble Retirees. In his spare time he mostly enjoyed his time spent with his family. He also enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing and hunting and going to yard sales. He also enjoyed woodworking, building projects for his family. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Laurell S. Sutton Cobb of South Auburn; three daughters, Marguerite Whipple (Bryan Shafer) of Athens and his twin daughters, Hope Cobb (Terry Crawford) of New Albany and Holly Cobb of Towanda; a brother, Calvin (Ruth) Cobb of Wellsboro, Pa.; a sister, Laura Mae Otis of Camptown; a sister-in-law, Marguerite Cobb of Colley, Pa.; five grandchildren, Elaine Whipple (Bryan Rodrigues) of Horseheads, N.Y., Amy (Petty Officer Joseph) Lewis of Tarboro, N.C., Larry Whipple (Elizabeth Lango) of Wyalusing, Keith Brown of New Albany and Monica Franklin of Tarboro; four great-granddaughters, Katherine and Meghan Lewis of Tarboro and Lauren and Tyler Rodrigues of Horseheads; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Greg Anthony Mader, and two brothers, Ted Cobb and Robert “Bud” Cobb. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the South Auburn United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Beverly Murphy of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

COBB - Spires, Thelma
Rocket Newspaper  (died October 13, 2003 buried in Beaver Meadows October 18, 2003)
Thelma L. Spires, 76, of Meshoppen Ridge Road, Meshoppen, died Monday at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. Born Jan. 10, 1927, in LeRaysville, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Blanche (Brotzman) Cobb. She graduated from LeRaysville High School. She worked for Procter & Gamble Paper Plant, Mehoopany, in its food service department. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Walter and Gerald Cobb. Surviving are her daughter, Elinor, Meshoppen; sons, Paul and Jack, Meshoppen; Gary, Honesdale; three grandchildren; brothers, James Cobb, LeRaysville; and Howard Cobb, Meshoppen. Graveside memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Beaver Meadows Cemetery, with the Rev. William Nelson officiating. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Arrangements are by the Sheldon Funeral Home, Meshoppen. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

COLEMAN Lauraette C.
Beaver Meadows Cemetery - Daily Review
Funeral services for Mrs. Luaraette C. (Coleman) Bennett of Monroeton, who died Sunday evening, will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Pinnock Funeral Home, LeRaysville. The Rev. R. A. Merrifield will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Meadows cemetery.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Emerson (Ruth) Kelley of LeRoy, Mrs. Alice Tillotson of Monroeton, Mrs. Edgar (Norma) Chubbuck of Potterville and Miss Blanche Bennett of Monroeton; her mother, Mrs. Margaret (Platt) Coleman of Stevensville RD; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clark Warner of Rush and Mrs. Charles Hicks of LeRaysville RD; four brothers, George and Carl Coleman of Stevensville RD, Fay of Ford Street and Guy of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

COTTRELL - Susan G Marbaker was born in Rhode Island November 30, 1816, and died at her home on Fowler Hill January 3, 1901. Her maiden name was Cottrell. She was a cousin of the late Reverend William H Olin of the Wyoming Conference, a very prominent and much loved minister. While quite young she came to Pennsylvania with her parents. She was united in marriage with Joseph Marbaker August 20, 1843. For about 55 years they lived together, he dying about four years ago the 25th of March. She was the mother of seven children, three boys and four girls, two dying in infancy. About 50 years ago they purchased the place where both of them died. It was then a dense wilderness. Mr. Marbaker cleared up his farm, and for a half century lived to enjoy it. Not long after their purchase at Fowler Hill, a union church was built at Beaver Meadow, nearby. Mr. And Mrs. Marbaker were deeply interested in the building of this church, and did much toward it.  Not far from that time, she and her husband were united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Both of them remained faithful members of the same church until called to the church above. The writer, for his first pastorate, was appointed to the field, which included this point. Hence had had the privilege of her acquaintance a number of years ago. She was a woman of true religious life, quiet and unassuming, but kind and true, as a friend and a follower of Jesus. She lived long and witnessed many changes during her stay here. She leaves to friends a glorious legacy; not of money, but of Christian character and life. May those who are left to mourn be comforted by the same grace, which supported and kept her all the way of her earthly journey G.O.B   (I assume is the George O. Beers who served at the church from 1873-1875).  Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman, Beaver Meadows church historian

James J. CULVER  died at the home of his son James, on Wednesday January 11, after a brief illness. In the passing of Mr. Culver it takes away another one of our aged Veterans from our midst. Mr. Culver has been in poor health for many years. Funeral services were held at the Beaver Meadows Church Saturday and interment in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his one son James, Mrs. Minnie Woo and Mrs. Martin Turrell of Wilkes Barre, Mrs. William Brotzman of Mehoopany, Mrs. Arthur Bennett of Silvara, and Mrs. Elisha Brotzman of Beaver Meadows. (Note he died January 11, 1922 at Beaver Meadows.)
 

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Wyalusing Rocket March 3, 2005 
March 9, 1921 - February 28, 2005, Ted R. DECKER, age 83, of Laceyville, PA, died on Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 at Meadowview Senior Living Center in Montrose, PA. Ted was born in Stevensville, on March 9, 1921, a son of Florence and Clarence Decker. He was the fifth child of six in his family. Ted was predeceased by his mother, Florence Holland Decker and father, Clarence Emerson Decker; sisters, Florence Decker Grover, Teresa Decker Franklin, and brothers, Clarence Decker and Wallace Decker. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Alta Bee Campbell Decker of Laceyville; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Donna Decker of Willseyville, NY, along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

Ted was a veteran of WWII where he served with distinction in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division. He was actively involved in all of the major campaigns in the European Theatre Operations, including: Ardennes, Central Europe, the D-Day Invasion of Normandy (where he landed behind enemy lines with the 327th Glider Infantry) and Rhineland.  While serving in the U.S. Army from September 1942 through December 1945, he was awarded an American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal, a Purple Heart, Silver Star and World War II Victory Medal. Ted was employed by Cornell University, retiring after 21 years of service. He and his wife, Alta were also farmers in Freeville, NY where they raised Holstein cows and registered quarterhorses. Ted hailed from a family of fine musicians. For enjoyment he loved to play his Martin guitar and mandolin. Ted was a gentle, soft-spoken man and will be greatly missed by his wife and family. Memorial contributions should be directed to the American Cancer Society,  Sheldon’s Funeral Home located on Main Street, Laceyville, is handling the funeral arrangements.  Calling hours will be on Friday, March 4 from 1 to 2 p.m. with a memorial service beginning at 2 p.m. The Reverend Helen Learn will officiate. Interment will follow at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Beavers Meadow, PA.  Contributed by a friend of the family, Carol HOOSE Brotzman

DEVINE –VIRGINIA PEARL DEVINE GROOVER, 63, was at her home in Burlington, when she left to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001. Born April 14, 1938, she was a daughter of Harold W. and Luella Rought Devine.  Virginia attended Towanda High School and attended the Federated Church in East Smithfield.  On Aug. 25, 2001, Virginia and Francis L. Grover celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.  She was employed at the Bradford County Manor for over 10 years as a nurse’s aide.  Virginia took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.  She loved to attend their baseball, football and volleyball games and was one of her grandchildren’s biggest fans.  She enjoyed playing bingo and cards, her animals, traveling and spending time with her family.  Virginia was a warm, caring, loving woman, who will be missed by all who knew her.  She is survived by her loving husband, Francis; her son Francis (Shirley) Grover Jr. of Wyalusing, her son Benjamin (Joan) Grover of Camptown, her daughter Luella (Randy) Brown of Burlington, her daughter Ella Vanderpool of Towanda, her daughter Penny (Brian) Cole of Towanda and her son, Luches (Amy) Grover of Athens; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley M. (Elmer) Slocum of Ulster; brothers, John D. (Linda) Devine of Ulster, Andy Devine of Mesa, Ariz., Harold W. (Elsie) Devine Jr. of Wysox and Robert T. Devine of Florida; a special cousin, Connie Manuel of Mildred; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.   Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Burton Devine: a son, Andy Grover, a daughter-in-law, Jenny Grover, and grandchildren Andy Grover Jr. and Angel Grover.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DICKINSON - Nellie M. Owen
April 16, 2002
Mrs. Nellie M. Owen, age 91, of the Meadowview Senior Living Center, Montrose, PA, formerly of Spring Hill, died on Tuesday morning, April 16, 2002 at the Meadowview Senior Living Center where she has been a resident for the last seven years.  Born in Laceyville, on Nov. 7, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Israel and Lulu Brown Dickinson. She was the wife of the late A. Floyd Owen, who died in 1964. Mr. and Mrs. Owen were married for 32 years.  Mrs. Owen was a graduate of the Laceyville High School. After getting married, she was a housewife and homemaker for her husband and family.  She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Gary Sechrist of Montrose, Linda and Richard Voda of Silvara; five sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Marie Owen of Laceyville, LaVerne Owen of Rome, James Owen of Mehoopany, Harry Owen of Tunkhannock and Daryle (Woody) and Carol Owen of Silvara; a sister, Mrs. Jennette Clark of Towanda; a brother, Howard Dickinson of Towanda; 26 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by four sons, three daughters and three grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. William Nelson, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Times Leader on 6/3/2006.

DONAHUE  Bessie Jane Donahue Benscoter, 75, of RR1, Box 1418, Laceyville, Pa. (West Auburn), died at the Beverly Health Care, Tunkhannock, on Friday morning, June 2, 2006. She was born in Jenningsville, Pa., on July 20, 1930, a daughter of the late Michael and Celia (Nichols) Donahue. She was the wife of the late Gerald H. Benscoter, who died on Jan. 11, 1977. Bessie was a graduate of Laceyville High School, Class of 1948. For many years she was employed as a sewing machine operator at the Meshoppen Manufacturing Co. She is a member of the Retta United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing and working in her flower garden. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and being with her pet cat Troubles.  Surviving are a daughter, Eleanor A. Sutton, West Auburn, Pa.; son Duane A. Benscoter, Laceyville, Pa. Also surviving are her sister, Margaret M. Donahue, West Auburn, Pa.; brother Randel A. Donahue, Laceyville, Pa.; four grandchildren, Gerald Sutton and Brett Sutton, West Auburn, Pa.; Rebecca Jean Benscoter and Amber Lynn Benscoter, Canton, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with the Rev. Tim Barnett of the Auburn Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Retta United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Audrey Marbaker, RR4, Montrose, PA 18801; or the Auburn Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Char Barnett, RR1 Laceyville, PA 18623.  Submitted by her friend Carol Hoose Brotzman

ELY - Ruth M. Ely McLaud, 72, of Montrose, PA, died on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock, PA. Born Oct. 25, 1936 in Dimock Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank L. and MaBelle [Seiber] Ely. Her husband, Richard P. McLaud predeceased her in 2004.  She was a member of East Rush United Methodist Church,  Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and David Fauver, Nicholson, MaryJo and Edward Burke, Montrose; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debbie McLaud, Honesdale, George F. McLaud, Montrose, Robert and Nellie McLaud, Hop Bottom, Richard L. McLaud and fiancée, Barbara MacDonald, Hop Bottom; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Donald Gordon of Killawog, NY; brother-in-law, Wesley Wilbur, Hop Bottom and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by sister, Frances Wilbur; one grandchild, Alexander Ryan; sisters, Edna and Laura and a brother, Frank.  Go to bartronmyerfuneralhome.com.  Friends may call on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and one hour prior to the services Friday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the East Rush United Methodist Church, RR5, Box 36, Montrose, PA 18801 in memory of Ruth M. McLaud. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Wyalusing Rocket November 20, 2008

Caroline FASSETT Sherwood Goodwin Ellsworth
Daily Review
Caroline Fassett Ellsworth, 69, of Black Walnut, Laceyville, RR1, Pa. formerly of New Albany, Pa. died Monday morning April 26, 2004 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. Born Dec. 30, 1934 in Tuscarora Township, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Olin Fassett and Mae Hawley Fassett. Caroline was employed by the Herman Rynveld Company in New Albany for many years. Surviving are: her children LaVisa Kuntz of Cincinnatus, N.Y., John S. Goodwin of Laceyville, Pa., James S. "Skeeter" Goodwin and his fiancé Wendy Dennis of Laceyville, Pa. a step son and his wife: Robert and Monica Ellsworth of Elmira, N.Y., granddaughters, Victoria, Autumn and Ashley Parkhurst and Samantha Goodwin. A step granddaughter Becky Ellsworth, her brother; Morris Fassett of Wyalusing, Pa. sisters, Wanda Fassett of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Helen Wimberly of Florida, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by: her husband Charles Willard Ellsworth on May 30, 1986 and by a sister, Jeanette Shoemaker. Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Pa. Submitted by her friend Carol HOOSE Brotzman

FASSETT Wanda Edna Fassett, 78, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, formerly of Laceyville RR1, Pa., died
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at her home.  Born March 22, 1932 in Auburn Twp., Susquehanna County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Olin and Helen Mae Hawley Fassett. Wanda was a member of the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church.  She is survived by: her brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Charlotte Fassett of Laceyville, Pa.; sister, Helen Wimberly of High Springs, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Jeanette Shoemaker and Caroline Ellsworth.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., Pa., with the Rev. Pat Newhart officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. - Towanda Daily Review, August 18, 2010

FREDERICK –BERTHA B. MARBAKER, 57, Canton RR #3, died August 20, 2003 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born in Canton, PA, November 4, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Zelda (Luckey) Frederick.   She was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1965.  Before Mrs. Marbaker’s death, she was employed by Canton Manufacturing for many years as a machine operator.  She was a former member of the East Troy Baptist Church.  Her main interest throughout life was her family and many dear friends.  She enjoyed shopping and was a talented cook.  She wads also an avid NASCAR racing fan.  Surviving are her children, Hope, Michael, and Martin Marbaker, all of Canton RR #3,  both of Mansfield, Barbara Marbaker, Rome; two step-granddaughters, Debra Jo Marbaker, Austinville, Kristin Marbaker, Milan; three sisters, Carole (Lloyd) Carl, Granville; Paulene Loudenslager, Blossburg; and Helen Buck, Canton; brother, William Frederick, Canton; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friend, Virginia Nero, Hazleton.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband; Harry (Mike) Marbaker, March 4, 1989; son Patrick Marbaker, sister, Patricia Bolt; brother, Kenneth Frederick; nephews, Christopher Bolt; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harry and Mabel Marbaker.  The funeral and committal services were held August 23, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Burial was in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, PA.  Memorials in Mrs. Marbaker’s name may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GARRIS JAMES ARTHUR
Wyalusing Rocket probably
James Arthur Garris died, age 56 December 3, 1971. He was born the son of James and Catherine Clapper Garris. His wife Odessa Goolsby survives as does sons James and Bradley, and a daughter Katherine. He is also survived by his sister Janella Ryan, and a grandson Jamie Christian Garris. He will be buried in Beaver Meadows. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

GARRIS - Mrs. Jenella Ruth Garris Ryan, age 81, of RR 3, Box 3375, Laceyville, Pa. (Clapper Hill), died early Friday morning, Sept. 12, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, Pa. Born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late James A. and Kathrine M. Clapper Garris. Living most of her life near Camptown, Pa., She was a graduate of the Camptown High School. After her graduation, she attended flight attendant school, in Virginia. After her marriage and having her family, her plans on being a flight attendant were changed, and she thus became a housewife and homemaker, for her family. While living on Clapper Hill, she was very involved with the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, serving her church on a number of boards, and in several offices. She was also Sunday School and Bible School superintendant, as well as teaching many Sunday School and Bible School classes. She was also very active with the Beaver Meadows Ladies Aide Society. Mrs. Ryan was also a member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534 Auxiliary.Preceding her in death was her husband, George M. Ryan, who died on March 10, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Arthur J. Garris, as well as her daughter-in-law, Diane M. Ryan, in 2007, and her grandsons, George A. Ryan Jr., in 1981, and Tito Ryan. Surviving are her daughters, Loretta (Donald) Wilson, of Stevensville, Pa., and Kathryn (Robert) Sands of Clapper Hill, Pa.; her sons, Arthur Ryan of Wyalusing, Pa., Eugene "Shorty" and his wife, Jane Ryan, of Laceyville, George "Pete" and his wife, Cindy Ryan, of Clapper Hill, Bill Ryan of Laceyville and Tom Ryan of Clapper Hill; also, a granddaughter whom she raised, Jenella Ryan Birdsall, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Patricia Newhart of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, RR 3, Laceyville, Pa. 18623.  Submitted by a friend and neighbor Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 9/13/2008

GOOLSBY ODESSA
Daily Review September 2002
Mrs. Odessa Goolsby Garris, age 84, formally of Camptown, PA., died Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2002, at the Highlands, in Laporte, PA., where she has been a resident for the past few months.  She was born in Brownwood, TX., on June 30, 1918, the daughter of the late William and Laura Williams Goolsby. Mrs. Garris was a homemaker for her late husband, James (Art) Garris, who died in December 1971, and their family. She was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, for many years. She is survived by: two sons, James Garris of Racine, Wis., and Bradley and his wife, Louise Garris, of Arlington, VA.; a daughter Kathy and her husband, Dan Siefring, of Lake Winola, PA.; three grandchildren, Jamie Shatinsky of Philadelphia, PA., Mrs. Kevin (Danielle) Armitage of Laceyville, PA., and Kris Shatinsky of Lake Winola, PA.; and two great-grandsons, Colby Ritter of Lake Winota, PA., and Ryan Armitage of Laceyville, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2002, at 3 p.m., from the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Nelson of the church officiating. Internment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the time of service. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations, to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, RR# 1, Laceyville, PA. 18623. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

Catherine GROOVER Woodruff Fish
Catherine V. Fish, 87, Montrose, Pa., died October 26, 2004 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose. Born April 13, 1917 in Susquehanna County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Minnie (Knight) Groover. Her husband, Edgar S. Fish predeceased her in 1989. Her first husband, Edward C. Woodruff, died in 1960. Catherine was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, where she was a Bible School teacher, former Deaconess, and taught arts and crafts. She enjoyed making quilts and crocheting Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Alvin Garren, Smithville Flats, N.Y., Gertrude and Clarence III Holland, Brush Creek, Tenn., Norine and Roger Martin, Brookdale, Pa.; one son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Mary C. Woodruff, Tunkhannock, Pa.; a nephew, Clifford J. Fish, Montrose, Pa.; great nephews, James and David Fish; great niece, Kim Schwartztrauber; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Two daughters, Virginia Woodruff and Barbara Woodruff; six brothers and five sisters all predeceased her. Services were held October 30, 2004, at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose. The family received friends before time of services at the funeral home. The family suggests, that if desired, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Of Montrose, 71 Church Street, Montrose, PA 18801. ©Susquehanna Independent Weekend 2004 submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

GROVER - Francis Leroy Grover Sr., 73, formerly of Wyalusing, Pa., left this world to be reunited with the love of his life, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, May 15, 2009, from the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa., surrounded by his loving family.  Francis was born on Mercur Hill, Wysox Twp., Pa., on Sept. 21, 1935, the son of the late William and Ella Groover. In early years, Francis was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre, Fontaine Weaving Company in Towanda, and National Homes in Horseheads, N.Y. He was later employed by Towanda Borough and Wysox Township.  Francis enjoyed fishing, riding horses, caring for his animals and gardening. His horse Goldie diedin March of 2009 at the age of 40 years.  He is survived by: his children, Francis L. Grover Jr. and his wife Shirley of Wyalusing, Benjamin F. Grover and his wife Joan of Wyalusing, Luella Brown and her husband Randy of Burlington, Ella Vanderpool of Towanda, Penny Cole and her husband Brian of Towanda, and Luches Grover and his wife Amy of Athens; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Vina Kunkle of Monroeton; sisters-in-law Gladys Groover of Wysox and Edna Groover of Waverly, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife of 45 years, Virginia Pearl DEVINE Grover, on Oct. 2, 2001; son Andy Grover; daughter-in-law Jenny Grover; grandchildren Andy Grover Jr. and Angela Grover; great-granddaughter Andrea May Applebee; brothers Ray Grover, William, Charles and Bernard Groover; and sisters Anna Harvey, Catherine Forrest and Ethel Yates.  The funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  16 May 2009, Daily Review.

HALL - Braintrim Twp. Man dies at County Home
Theran F. Hall, an aged resident of Braintrim Township, was taken by the county commissioners to a Mr. Hoover's in Tunkhannock, a short time ago and he died of an apoplectic stroke on Sunday morning. The remains were brought to Sheldon's Undertaking Parlor, and the funeral was held in the Baptist Church on Tuesday, the Rev. C.M. Keen officiating with internment made in West Auburn Cemetery.  I would like to make a note here that Sheldon's funeral records record he was buried at Beaver Meadows Cemetery. He has a headstone with his sister in the cemetery. I would like to add his dates: Theron Franklin Hall August 02, 1855 - April 17, 1932. He was the son of Theron James and Caroline Ruger Hall Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman - A newspaper Clipping in a scrapbook of Mary Elda Benninger.   This is an article regarding this man and his Rattlesnake farm which was next door to our farm in 1902!  One Hundred Years Ago in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania collected from local newspapers of 100 years ago August 01 (1902/2002)  Silvara (Bradford Co.) - Quite a number made a raid on huckleberry mountain last week. They obtained a nice lot of berries and Burt Warner and T. Hall captured a live rattlesnake which Mr. Hall has in his possession.

HAWLEY - Arbutus "Peg" Hawley Thompson entered into eternal rest on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at the age of 90, in the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital of Towanda, Pa. Peg was born April 19, 1919 in Susquehanna Pa., a daughter of the late Jessie and Nelli Baker Hawley. She worked for many years at Rynveld of New Albany, and cared for many area children. She was a foster grandparent at the New Albany elementary school. Peg loved to play cards, crouching, bingo, cooking and singing around the house. She was a member of the New Era Methodist Church. Peg was preceded in death by her husband Edward G. Thompson, a daughter, Ramona Thompson and 2 sons; Fred A., and Gary E. Thompson. She is survived by a son Jamie R. (Gladys) Thompson of Laceyville, Pa.; and two daughters, Kay A. (Carlyle) Stone of Dandaridge, Tenn., and Jo Ellen (Larry) Newberry of New Albany, Pa.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be held later in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the New Albany Public Library, P.O. Box, New Albany PA 18833, or the New Albany Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box, New Albany, PA 18833. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.

HERIE
Mrs. Diane M. Herie Kranick Ryan, age 68, of RR 2 Box 287, Wyalusing, Pa. (Homet Heights), died suddenly, early Thursday morning, Jan. 25,2007 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  She was born in Scranton, Pa. on Aug. 5, 1938, the daughter of the late Edward Joseph and Nellie Reed Herie. Growing up in the Scranton area, she was a graduate of the St. Paul's High School in Scranton, Pa. For many years, she was employed as a practical nurse, in the Scranton area. For the last 20 years, she was a homemaker for her family.  Mrs. Ryan was a member of the St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Wyalusing, Pa. In her spare time she enjoyed movie and television trivia.  She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Arthur M. Ryan, of Wyalusing, Pa., a son David J. Kranick, of Mehoopany, Pa.; and a daughter Pamela S. Sharpe, of Mehoopany. Pa.; a brother and sister in law, Peter and Peggy Herie, of Scranton, Pa.. ; and a sister Elizabeth Kittle, of Rye Beach, N.H., and also numerous grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is her mother in law, Mrs. Jenella Ryan of Laceyville, Pa. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gregory E. Herie who died in 2004, and Maurice J. Herie, who died in 1998. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday evening, Jan. 31, 2007 at 7 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Lori Robinson, of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Wyalusing Ambulance Association, Wyalusing, Pa. 18853.  Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman.

HERMAN - Friday July 30, 1999 Daily Review (spelling as recorded)
Sayre Evening Times July 30, 1999
HERMAN - Angie C. (Clara) Barrett, 90
Angie C. Barrett, 90, formerly of 117 N. East St., Sayre, died Wednesday (July 28, 1999) at the Bradford County Manor.
 Born June 30, 1909 in Silvara, PA., she was the daughter of Harry and Mable H. Rought Herman. She enjoyed crocheting and gardening and loved her family very dearly. She is survvied by: A daughter, Ellen Weckel of Jacksonville, N.C.; daughters and son in law, Eva and Edwin MacMillan of Apache Jt., Arizona, Gladys and Gardell Moon of Horseheads,  Thelma and Donald Adams of Wytheville, VA., Lena and Dennis Wohlschlag of Riverside, California: sons, Kenneth Johnson of Milbury, Mass., Arthur Johnson of Athens, and George Johnson of Athens, Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren: three brothers, Theodore and Louis Goodwin, both of Rochester and Clyde Herman of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband James W. Barrett; Sons, Asa Johnson, Clifford Johnson and Cecil Johnson, a daughter Beatrice Adams; and three brother Jerry Herman, Harry Herman and John Herman.  Friends and family may call today from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street Athens, PA.   Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vaughn Glover Jr. Pastor of the Waverly United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services 904 North Lehigh Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman - Note here she was first married to Mahlon Johnson buried in the Wysox Cemetery with his first wife.
 

Wyalusing Rocket February 15, 2007
Roy Alford Herman,  Mooresville, NC
Roy Alford Herman, 63, died tragically, Tuesday, February 6, 2007 in Charlotte, NC. He was born April 2, 1943 in Rushville, PA, the son of the late Carlton Alford and Beatrice May Herman. He was an excavator for Ladd Grading Inc. in Mooresville, NC. Mr. Herman is survived by his wife, Patricia McGinley Herman; children, Nina Morrow and husband, Paul of Mooresville, Laura Benson and husband, Zak of VA, Nicole Herman of PA, Roy Herman, Jr. and Maggie Waldron of PA; grandchildren, Gib Morrow, Melody Morrow, and Erin Herman; four sisters, and thir significant others, Bonnie and Skip Beeman,NY, Larriann Herman and Yvonne Nuss, SC,  Alice and John Kamarauskas, PA, Carla and Todd White, PA, seven brothers and their significant others, Carlton and Sue Herman, PA,  Ronnie and Roberta Herman, NY,  Don Herman and Shawna, PA, Dick and Jeanne Herman, PA, Kirbie and Martha Herman, TN,  Elwin and Linda Herman, PA,  Randy Herman, PA, many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service were held at 10 a.m. Monday February 12, 2007, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home. Interment was held in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, PA. Friends called on the family on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to charity of donors choice. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

HERMAN ROY
Grading company worker killed when tree strikes him
Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A worker clearing woods for a subdivision was killed Tuesday in northern Mecklenburg County when a tree hit him in the head, authorities said. Roy Herman, 63, was working for a grading company, police said. Workers have been clearing trees in the area for months, said Ed Puckett, who lives next to the land between Huntersville and Charlotte. Officials from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Occupational Safety & Health Division were investigating Herman's death. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

HERMAN Roy Alford
North Carolina Newspaper
Roy Alford Herman, MOORESVILLE North Carolina-- Mr. Herman, 63, of Dawson Downs Lane, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007.
Born April 2, 1943 in Susquehanna County, PA, he was the son of the late Carlton Alford and Beatrice May Herman. He was an excavator for Ladd Grading Inc. in Mooresville.  Mr. Herman is survived by his wife, Patricia McGinley Herman; children, Nina Morrow and husband, Paul, of Mooresville, Laura Benson and husband, Zak, of Virginia, Nicole Herman of Pennsylvania, Roy Herman, Jr. and Maggie Waldron of Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Gib Morrow, Melody Morrow, and Erin Herman; four sisters; and seven brothers.  The family will receive friends Thursday, February 8 from 6:00-8:00 PM and a service will follow at 8:00 PM at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. Further services will be held in Montrose, PA at a later date.  Memorials may be made to charity of donors choice.  The Herman family is being served by Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

HERMAN - Funerals
BARRETT
Funeral services for Angie C Barrett, formerly of 117 North East Street, Sayre, PA will be held from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main Street Athens, PA.   Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services 904 North Lehigh Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

Mary HESSLER DeGaramo
Binghamton Press Mary Jean DeGaramo, 71, of Hammond, NY, died on Friday, June 4, 2004 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Nannette and Calvin Dean, Montrose, PA. Born Nov. 2, 1932 in Endicott, NY, she was the daughter of Ruth E. (Cox) Hessler and the late Warren Nelson Hessler, Sr. Mrs. DeGaramo married Gordon John DeGaramo, Sr., who predeceased her in death in May of 2001. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Morristown, NY. She also enjoyed gardening, animals and traveling. She had many talents including, music, writing and artistic painting. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Nannette and Calvin Dean, Montrose, Bonnie and Randy Bernal, Reno, NV; sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon John, Jr. and Patricia DeGaramo, Afton, NY, Peter Joel and Susan DeGaramo, Great Barrington, MA, Michael W. and Sharon DeGaramo, Bridgeport, NY, Daniel E. and Joan DeGaramo, Laceyville; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Ruth E. (Cox) Hessler, Dunedin, FL; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and William A. Phillips, Clearwater, FL, Carolyn and W. Phelps Ball, Sr., Rossie, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Warren Nelson, Jr. and Christine Hessler, Vestal and nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held 2 p.m., Monday, June 7, at the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. The family suggests, that if desired, memorial contributions may be made to Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, c/o Donna Bennett, RR1, Box 1184, Laceyville, PA 18623. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., A Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. 18801. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

HOGEBOOM MINNIE
Mrs. Minnie Bennett Pruyne died at her home in Athens yesterday after an illness. She would have been 66 years old if she had lived until Friday of this week. She was born in Herrick Township, and later lived at Beaver Meadows and Clapper Hill. For the past ten years she has been residing in Athens. She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Bumpville. Mrs. Pruyne is survived by her husband; one sister Mrs. Blanche Whitney of Fowler Hill; one brother Harry Hogeboom of Endicott; one son Denzil Bennett of Edinger Hill and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday from the home of Mrs. (LaMar) Whitney and at 2:30 o’clock at the Clapper Hill Church (Beaver Meadows). The Reverend Clarence Andrews of Camptown officiated. Burial will be in the Clapper Hill Cemetery.
I would like to note here that she was first married to Chester Bennett who died April 02, 1935. She was buried beside him in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman

JAYNE William "Bill" L. Jayne

age 66, of 352 SR 367, Laceyville (Silvara), died early Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2013 at his home.  Bill was born in Kingston, on Aug. 3, 1946 the son of Lloyd "Tommy" and Lolita Holdren Jayne of Floral City, Fla. formerly of Laceyville. Growing up in Laceyville Bill attended Wyalusing Valley High School.  He was employed at the Proctor and Gamble Paper Plant in Mehoopany, from 1972 until his retirement in 2001. After his retirement he was self-employed doing custom sawing and making pallets.  He loved being outdoors and taking great pride in making his home look its very best. He was especially fond of his wood working.  Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, Sandra "Sandy" Carter Jayne, whom he married on June 3, 1967; his son and his wife Derrick W. and Maryann (Lutton) Jayne of Retta; his brothers Alvin Jayne and his wife Neila of Delran, N.J. and Rodney Jayne and his wife Michelle of Marlton, N.J.; his sisters Renee Chesner and her husband Steve of Meshoppen and Linda Tewksbury of Laceyville; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church and Rev. Richard Card of the Silvara United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Bill's name to the Transue Community Church, 352 SR 367, Laceyville, PA 18623.  Towanda Daily Review – January 6, 2013      

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