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  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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Dale S KING
Saint Petersburg Florida Times KING, DALE S., 70, of Dunedin, died Sunday (Aug. 10, 2003) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Laceyville, Pa., and came here in 1977 from New York State. He graduated from Tampa College and worked several years for Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens, Clearwater. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Christina; three daughters, Pamela King, Dunedin, Deborah Duvall, Clearwater, and Shelley King, Coopersville, Mich.; and three grandchildren. A LifeTribute Funeral Care, St. Petersburg, Florida.  He was cremated and buried July 8, 2004 Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

KING - Quentin Llewlyn
12/21/2002  Age 76, of North Tonawanda, December 19, 2002 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Mr. King was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and was a member of Amvets Post #26, American Legion Post #1 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 1411. Beloved father of Judith A. (Joseph) Palka of Williamsville, Susan F. King of Niagara Falls and Katherine E. (Jay) Lieske of Albany; grandfather of Brian J. (Jenna) Palka and Jeffrey M. Palka; great-grandfather of Jamie and Massie; dear friend of Nancy Stefanski; he was the brother of the late William Melvin King. Friends may call at the FRETTHOLD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 AM, the Rev. Suzanne Block will officiate, interment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville, PA. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to Kenmore Mercy Hospital. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

LaFRANCE - Mr. Clyde Sink LaFrance, 95, of Laceyville, PA, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at the PhysicianCare Office in Meshoppen, with his devoted wife, Roberta (Robinson) LaFrance, at his side. The son of Levi and Bessie Sink LaFrance, he was born on Aug. 29, 1912 at Retta, PA. Raised on a farm in West Auburn, he later was employed at Vandervort Mills of Laceyville, then at GLF, also of Laceyville, which became Agway. He retired from Agway after more than 30 years of service.  Even after retirement, he was an avid fisherman and hunter, who at the age of 95, bagged his deer on the second day of the season. He also took great pride in his garden, which was admired and enjoyed by many. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be greatly missed by his entire family. He was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, for many years. Survivors, in addition to his wife, the former Roberta Robinson, of 66 years, include a daughter, Lelia Drake and son-in-law, Thomas of Lake Winola; a son, David LaFrance and daughter-in-law, Bonnie of Newville, a daughter, Ferne Yost and son-in-law, Carroll of Stillwater; his eight grandchildren, Jared Yost of Berwick, Heather (Tim) Hostetter of Nescopeck, Jason Cashmark and fianceé Ashley Rak-Lewis of Camarillo, CA, Justin (Jana) Yost of Bloomsburg, Deanna, Tricia, Daniel and Adrienne LaFrance, all of Newville; step-granddaughters, Amy and Theresa Drake of Factoryville, and six great-grandchildren, Hannah, Lauren and Chloe Yost, Madysen and Lyndzey Hostetter and Colin Rak. He is also survived by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed and Letha Robinson of Middletown, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his four sisters, Genevieve Ace, Pauline Tewksbury, Vergie Green and Alice Fuhrey. At his request, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, with Rev. Tom Davis of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery immediately following the service. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Radio Station WPEL, Montrose, PA or to the Child Evangelism Fellowship.Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman. Wyalusing Rocket May 1, 2001

MADER - Ronald Mader, age 53, died unexpectedly on May 21, 2008, at Tyler Memorial Hospital, in Tunkhannock, as result of a heart attack.  He was born on March 6, 1955, in Sayre, Pa.  He is a veteran of the United States Army.  Ron loved his family and friends, and will be dearly missed.  He had worked as a farm hand for Levi Tyler for many years. He worked as a logger until a disabling tree accident.  Ron was a member of the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club.  He is survived by: his daughter, Alicia Mader of Evansville, Ind.; his mother, Emma Whitney of Wysox, Pa.; two brothers, Harry (Jean) Mader of Stevensville, Pa., Carl (Bonnie) Mader of Camptown, Pa.; two sisters, Donna (Jim) Brown of Towanda, Pa., Cathy (Gordon) Gowin of Monroeton, Pa.; and by several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by: his father, Robert (Slim) Mader of Towanda; by a sister, Karen Mader; and son, Gregory Cobb.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Camptown Cemetery.  Friends and family may call from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 24 at the funeral home. Flowers will be provided by the family members. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1512, Chicago, IL 60693, in memory of Ron Mader.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman, I would like to note his son Gregory Cobb,  with Holly Cobb is buried in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Daily Review  5/23/2008

HARRY E. MARBAKER, 60, of Canton RD 2, died Friday afternoon, July 16, 1965, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home Wednesday, July 14.  Mr. Marbaker was born in Laceyville on August 21, 1904, the son of Miles and Mae Brown Marbaker.  He was a farmer.  Mr. Marbaker is survived by his wife, the former Mabel Bassett at home; two sons, Ronald Marbaker at home and Harry (Mike) Marbaker, Jr., also at home; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ella Chaffee of Apalachin, N.Y.; a brother, Harold Marbaker of Stroudsburg and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Center St., Canton, on Sunday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m.  Officiating was the rev. Ralph r. Knight, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples.  Burial was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery at Laceyville RD 2. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HARRY E. (Mike) MARBAKER, JR., 51, of Canton RD 1, died March 4, 1989, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. Marbaker was born Oct. 18, 1937, in Laceyville, a son of Harry E. and Mabel Bassett Marbaker, Sr.  He was formerly employed as a stock tender at the Swayze Folding Box Company, Inc., Canton.  He is survived by his wife, the former Bertha Frederick at home; five sons, Harry M. Marbaker, Troy RD 1, Duane E. Marbaker, and Brian L. Marbaker, both of Mansfield, Michael E. Marbaker and Martin A. Marbaker, both at home; two daughters, Barbara A. Marbaker and Hope M. Marbaker, at home; one granddaughter, Debra Jo Marbaker, Troy RD 1; his mother Mrs. Mabel Marbaker, Canton RD 2; three aunts; one uncle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Harry E. Marbaker, Sr., in 1965; a son, Patrick L. Marbaker in 1974; and a brother, Ronald D. Marbaker in 1982.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Garry W. Zuber and Rev. Herbert Punchard, officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Lug Association of Northeast Pennsylvania, Scranton, PA, in Mr. Marbaker’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RONALD D. MARBAKER, 48, of Canton RD 2, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1982 at his home.  Mr. Marbaker was born Sept. 17, 1934 in Laceyville, Pa., a son of Harry and Mabel Bassett Marbaker, Sr.  Mr. Marbaker was an employee of the Cummings Lumber Co., Troy, for the past 17 years.  He is survived by his mother, with whom he lived; one brother, Harry Marbaker, Jr., of Canton RD 1; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Morse Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Husted, pastor of the Canton First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Laceyville RD 1. –Towanda Daily Review.

McLAUD -  Donna Lutitia McLaud Norton, 68, Graniteville, S.C., died, February 15, 2008.  Born October 22, 1939 in East Rush, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Grow) McLaud. Her husband, Laurence Norton, predeceased her in 1997. She was a member of Bath First Baptist Church. She also attended Journey Community Church in Grovetown, Ga.  Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine Heeman, Bath, S.C., Dorthea and Daniel Ross, Lois and Michael Bodie, all of Montrose, Pa., Patricia Hartshaw, Graniteville, Laureen Sipe and fiance, David Dalrymple, Montrose; sons and daughters-in-law, Laurence and Ellie Norton, Montrose, Paul and Agnes Norton, Clearwater, S.C., significant other, Charles Rivenburg, Graniteville; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a son, Donald Norton and a brother, Richard Mclaud. Services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2008, at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose. Visitation will be held 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to help defray the funeral costs. Send contributions to Pennstar Bank, 10 Public Ave., Montrose, PA 18801, in memory of Donna Norton.  I would like to note the burial was in Beaver Meadows 2-21-2008   02/20/2008 Susquehanna Independent Weekend

Richard 'Dick' P. McLAUD, Wyalusing Rocket 70, Rush, Pa., died April 14, 2004, at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, Pa. Born  in East Rush, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul and Eva Grow McLaud. Mr. McLaud's wife of 46 years, Ruth (Ely) McLaud, survives him. He was a member of the East Rush United Methodist Church. He was employed by Endicott Johnson for 19 years and for the Elk Lake School District for 12 years. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Diana R. and David C. Fauver, Factoryville, Pa;, Mary Jo and Edward J. Burke, Montrose, Pa.; sons and daughter-in-law, David P. McLaud, George F. McLaud, both of Montrose, Pa., Robert D. and Nellie G. McLaud, Richard L. McLaud and Barbara A. MacDonald, all of Hop Bottom, Pa.; 15 Grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister and her fiance, Donna L. Norton and Charles Rivenburg, Hallstead, Pa; sister-in-law, Mary Gordon, Marathon, N.Y.; step sister and husband, Ann and Jim Diamond, Bath, S.C.; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, one sister and a grandchild.  Services were held April 17, 2004, at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. The family received friends April 16, 2004 and prior to the service on April 17, 2004. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

MELAN Eugene F., 79 - 6/16/2005 Wyalsuing Rocket
Mr. Eugene F. Melan, 79, of RR4, Box 129, Montrose, PA (Retta Road), died on Friday evening, June 10, 2005 at his home. He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 25, 1926, son of the late Edward J. and Leola E. Smith Melan. While growing up in Wilkes-Barre, Gene graduated from St. Nicholas High School. After graduation, he went directly into the U.S. Navy, serving his country in the Pacific, aboard the USS LCI, G 31 from 1944 until 1946. After the service, Gene was a diesel mechanic, working for Dutch Repsher Garage in Laceyville; Boyce LaRue Service Station in Lawton and retired after 13 years from PennDOT in Montrose in 1993. In his spare time, Gene enjoyed being with his family, especially water skiing with them. In his later years, he enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After retirement, he enjoyed working with his computer.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Sandra C. Warren at home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Terry and Karen Melan of Summerville, SC and Eugene (Rick) Melan of Montrose; his two daughters, Patti Ann Salsman and her fiancé, Tony Ridenour of Camptown and Lisa Fassett and her fiancé, Brian White of Lovelton; a grandson, whom he raised, James D. and his wife, Sandra Rogers of Binghamton, NY; two brothers and a sister-in-law, David J. and Joyce Melan of West Auburn and James E. Melan of West Auburn; two sisters, Ms. Marilyn Bishop of West Auburn and Ms. Leola Klinges of Duryea; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Melan of Middletown; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward S. Melan and Leo D. Melan.  Memorial services were held on Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with Rev. Gary Myers of the Meshoppen Biblical Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Graveside military services were conducted by members of the Rought Hall Post #510 American Legion and the Endless Mountains Post #3583 VFW.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman

MELAN JAMES EDWARD
Tunkhannock New Age October 24, 2007
James Edward Melan of Laceyville died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a short illness. He was born in Wilkes-Barre. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Co.  A beloved father and grandfather, he loved the outdoors. He was generous and giving, helping friends and family without fanfare or thoughts of recompense. He is survived by his children, James Melan, Mary Kate Panaro and Thomas and Gina Melan; a brother, David Melan; two sisters, Marilyn Bishop and Leola Klinges; and four grandchildren, Derrick Melan, Hannah Melan, Jack Melan and Tessa Melan. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Interment, Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home, on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Donor Sucs., P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Submitted by his friend, Carol Hoose Brotzman. I would like to note he was the son of Edward Joseph  and Leola Evelyn Smith Melan.

Wilkes Barre Times Leader
James Edward Melan of R.D.1, Laceyville (West Auburn, Susquehanna County) died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a short illness. He was born September 25, 1934 in Wilkes-Barre, PA., the son of the late Edward J. and Leola Smith Melan. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was retired from Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Co. Connecticut.  A beloved father and grandfather, he loved the outdoors. He was generous and giving, helping friends and family without fanfare or thoughts of recompense. He is survived by his children, James Melan, Mary Kate Panaro and Thomas and Gina Melan; a brother, David Melan; two sisters, Marilyn Bishop and Leola Klinges; and four grandchildren, Derrick Melan, Hannah Melan, Jack Melan and Tessa Melan. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Interment was at Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Donor Sucs., P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

MILLARD - Alleta A. "Pete" Gumaer
Montrose Independent Newspaper Alleta A. "Pete" Gumaer of Hallstead, Pa. Alleta A. "Pete" Gumaer, 62 of Hallstead, Pa. died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, June 7, 2003. She was born in Auburn twp., Pa. to the late Floyd and Flow (Hitchcock) Millard. Her husband, Richard Gumaer, Conklin, N.Y.; four sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene Thompson, Hallstead, Pa., Brian and Heather Thompson, Hallstead, Pa., Shawn and Jennifer Gumaer, Hallstead, Pa., Richard Gumaer and fiance Kelly Lupole, Hallstead, Pa.; daughter and fiance, Juanita Gumaer and John Luce, Hallstead, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Jacki, Brian and Dakota Thompson, Logan, Natasha and Nicole Luce, Anne and Brandon Gumaer; one great-grandchild; two sisters and brothers-in-law, June and Kenneth Rose, Hallstead, Pa., Evelyn "Pestie" and Donald Roberts, Montrose, Pa.; one brother, Jim Heeman, New Milford, Pa., several nieces, nephews, and cousins all survive "Pete". Pete loved animals, being with her family and doing yard work. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at Beaver Meadows Cemetery in Tuscarora twp., Bradford Co., Pa with Pastor Lloyd Penberthy of Stanfordville Baptist Church officiating. Friends may call on the family at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, Montrose, Pa. on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

GLENWOOD H. MILLARD, 75, of 5723 South Live Oak Drive, Floral City, Fla., died at his home Monday, April 29, 1991.  Born at Clapper Hill, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, on Feb. 5, 1916, he was a son of the late Harry and Susie Brotzman Millard.  He was a truck driver all his life.  He is survived by two sons, Robert G. of Tampa, Fla., and Leslie H. Millard of Laceyville; four daughters, Barbara Beeman and Betty Brown, both of Floral City, Fla., Jennie Graham of Meshoppen and Kathryn Millard of Laceyville; one brother, John Millard of Floral City, Fla.; and a sister, Fannie Crispell, also of Flora City, Fla.  Ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.  The funeral service will be held Friday, May 3, at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, wit the Rev. Kenneth Bitler, pastor of the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

John Amasa MILLARD, age 92, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at his home in Floral City, Fla., after a short illness. He was born August 26, 1913 to Harry and Susie Millard. He worked in the Iron Ore Mines, Dover, N.J., until the late 1950s when he moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. In 1989 he moved to Citrus County, Fla., where he resided until his death. A daughter Mary, also of Florida, preceded John in death. John enjoyed fishing and took great pride in his garden, especially his tropical fruit trees. Surviving locally are a son Rodney (Alita) Millard of Wyalusing, granddaughters and their families, Valerie Millard and Adrielle and Colin, Beth (Michael) Shaw and John and Michael, Christa Millard and Stephanie Millard. Also surviving are a son Calvin Millard, a daughter, Kay Scallorn and their families all of Florida. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Red Cross, for Hurricane Victims or to the charity of one’s choice. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  September 8, 2005 Daiy Review

MILLARD - Mr. Leslie Harry Millard, age 58, of RR 2 Box 124J, Meshoppen, Pa. (Myo Beach), died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lycoming Co., Pa., in the early morning hours on Wednesday, June 25, 2008.  Les was born in Meshoppen, Pa. on July 3,1949, the son of the late Glennwood Harry Millard and Eunice E. Patton Millard Marshall.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Jean Button Millard, who also died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred in Braintrim Twp. Wyoming Co., Pa. on March 14, 1984.  Les was a certified welder, who worked on many construction jobs throughout the United States, including the building of the Laceyville river bridge, and construction jobs at the Procter and Gamble Plant in Mehoopany, Pa. In his spare time, Les loved children, especially his grandchildren, and the many neighorborhood children in Myo Beach. He also loved gardening, fishing on the Susquehanna River, and many area ponds, and woodworking, in which he ran his own portable saw mill.  He is survived by: his sons, Jeffry Adam and his wife Waynette J. Millard of Laceyville, Pa., and Isaac Patton Millard of Wyalusing, Pa.; also his eight grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by his four sisters, Barbara Collins, of Floral City, Fla., Jennie M. Graham (McClain), and Kathy Millard, both of Meshoppen, Pa., and Betty Sue Brown of Floral City, Fla., along with several nieces and nephews.  Besides his wife, and his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Glen Millard, who died in 1993. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Meshoppen, Pa., with Rev. Pat Newhart, of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday, at the funeral home.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Daily Review on 6/27/2008

MYERS - Linda Myers Brotzman  Sutton, 56, Laceyville, PA died December 7, 2000 at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA. Born in Tunkhannock, PA., on September 28,1944, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Irene Thomas Myers. Linda was the wife of the late Elisha Brotzman, who died on August 31, 1989. She was graduate of Tunkhannock High School, Tunkhannock, PA., class of 1962. She was employed for 12 years as the manager of the Rite Aide Store, Tunkhannock, PA. She also worked in the shipping department of the Meshoppen Dress Factory, Meshoppen, PA and was last employed by Staff Management at Proctor and Gamble Paper Products Plant, Mehoopany, PA. Through out all of that time she was a real estate agent for Kintner Agency, Tunkhannock, PA. She attended the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting teddy bears. She is survived by her husband of six years, Bryce R Sutton, Laceyville, PA.; a son, Chris Stephens, Juneau, Alaska; step-sons Marvin Brotzman, Laceyville, PA., Bryce E Sutton and Christopher E Sutton both of Forest Lake, PA., step daughters Elaine Washer, Rushville, PA., Denise Van Tassel, Forest Lake, PA., Bonnie Sutton Camptown, PA.; three sisters Sharon Smoyer, Mertzown, PA., Beth Feenin and Judee Hammond both of Morth Tonawanda, NY.; 14 grand children; several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held December 11, 2000 from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main ST, Laceyville, PA. with the rev. William Nelson of the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford Country, PA. Family and friends called December 10, 2000 at the funeral home. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Moses Taylor Dialysis Unit of the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock,. PA. 18657 or to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church RR #2, Laceyville, PA. 18623. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  Montrose, PA - Susquehanna County Independent December 13, 2000

NEWHART Connie Jean Newhart Pennay
Tunkhannock New Age Newspaper September 19, 2007
Newhart, Connie Jean Pennay, 62, of RR #1 Box 1813, Laceyville, died at her home in Black Walnut on Friday evening, Sept. 14, 2007.
She was born in Auburn Township on June 7, 1945, daughter of the late Edwin K. and Jane C. Frantz Newhart. Growing up in the West Auburn area, she was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, class of 1963. After high school, she married Charles J. Pennay, and was a homemaker for her husband and their two sons. Connie attended the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church in Black Walnut. She enjoyed playing bingo, collecting antiques, and spending time with her grandson. Surviving is her husband of 35 years, Charles J. Pennay; her two sons, Scott Lee Pennay, Black Walnut; and Keith James Pennay, and his wife Kelly, Covington; grandson Brett Alexander Pennay, Covington; two sisters, Carol Newhart and John Hickey, Wyalusing; and Cristie Newhart, Boston, Mass.; a brother Jeff and his wife Barb Newhart, Auburn Center; and several nieces and nephews. At the request of Connie, there will be no calling hours, or funeral services.
Interment at the convenience of the family in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Wyoming County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 629, Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Arrangements by Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman  (I would like to note she was cremated and buried at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery September 19, 2007)

CHARLES HENRY OWEN, 53, of Allen Street, Meshoppen, died at his home Monday morning, Dec. 14, 1987 following a long illness.  He was born in Sayre, March 27, 1934, a son of Nellie Dickerson (ERROR, should read Dickinson) Owen of Spring Hill and the late A. Floyd Owen.  Mr. Owen was a dairy farmer and worked for the Nichols Farm in E. Smithfield for 22 years before retiring in 1985 due to ill health.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Nellie Wandall to whom he had been married 31 years; five sons, Lester and Ray of Columbia Cross Roads, Paul of Gillett, Edward of Sayre, Charles Owen, Jr. with the U.S. Marine Corp. stationed at Cherry Point, N.C.; two daughters; Mrs. Paul (Diane) Beach of Wilkes-Barre and Mrs. Rick (May) Lattimer of Gillett; five brothers, Francis and Harry of Black Walnut (Laceyville RD 1), LaVern of LeRaysville, James of Spring Hill and Daryl of Silvara; four sisters, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Proof and Ms. Shirley Owen, both of Spring Hill, Mrs. Gary (Beverly) Sechrist of Montrose, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Voda of Silvara; two grandsons, Edward Owen, Jr. and Joseph Owen of Athens; 12 other grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. from the Sheldon funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, with interment in Beaver Meadows Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.  –Towanda Daily Review.

OWEN –HELEN OWEN PROOF, 69, of Springville, Pa., died on Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Montrose Hospital, in Susquehanna County, Pa.  She was born on Nov. 25, 1931 in Sayre, a daughter of the late Floyd and Nellie Dickerson Owens (ERROR, should read Floyd and Nellie Dickinson Owen).  In 1994, she and her husband moved to Springville.  They were residents of the Spring Hill area until. Then.  Helen enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, time spend doing crossword puzzles and attending picnics.  On May 10, 1998, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald S. Proof.  They had been married 41 years.  Surviving are her seven children, Donald Proof Jr. of Camptown, Tim Proof of Camptown, Larry Proof of Springville, Lori Pelton of Camptown, Joni Lynch Glen Lyon, Pa., Jodi Clark Laywton, Pa., and Charlene Clingerman of Wysox; her brothers and sisters, Francis, Linda, Beverly, Jim, Lavern, Harry and Daryl; grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, Terry, in 1988.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at 11:30 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing with the Rev. James Shay, pastor of the Springville Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.  –Towanda Daily Review.

OWENS    Ms. Shirley M. Owen. age 59, of Conklin Avenue, Binghamton NY, formerly of Spring Hill, PA, died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2000, at the Willow Point Nursing Home, in Vestal, NY where she was a resident for the past five months.  Born in Sayre, on Jan. 7, 1941, she was the daughter of the late A. Floyd Owen, who died in 1964, and Nellie M. DICKINSON OWEN of Montrose.  Shirley was employed at Dovatron, a computer manufacturer, in the Conklin Industrial Park, Conklin, NY, for over 10 years.  Besides her mother, she is survived by a son and his wife, Shawn and Stacey OWEN of Towanda; two daughters, Cherie HALL of Dothan, ALA, and Mrs. Thomas (Nickki) RICHARDS of Port Crane, NY; five brothers, Francis OWEN and Daryle OWEN, both of Laceyville, LaVerne OWEN of Rome, James OWEN of Tunkhannock, PA; and three sisters, Helen PROOF of Springville, PA, Beverly SECHRIST of Montrose, PA and Linda VODA of Laceyville; 11 grandchildren; one Aunt, Jennette CLARK of Towanda; and one Uncle Howard DICKINSON of Herrickville.  Besides her father, she was also preceded in death by four brothers, Harold OWEN; John OWEN, in 1952; Paul Owen in, 1952; and Charles OWENS, in 1987.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. William NELSON of the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, 2000 from 7 to 9 p.m.

PICKETT, Eldred M. 50, of Clapper Hill, Laceyville Rd 1 passes away late Friday at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, as the result of injuries incurred in a farm accident, July 18, 1970. He fell from a hay wagon and struck the pavement. Mr. Pickett was born at Clapper Hill, son of the late Harry and Eunice Wooten Pickett. He lived all his life at his present home, where he operated a dairy farm, the last few years, being in partnership with his son-in-law, Thomas Otis. He was employed by the D and C Sportswear Co. of Laceyville until a few months ago, when he went to work for the Laceyville Discount Co. He was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret (Peggy) Van Gordon; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Tolise) Otis of RD Laceyville, Miss Gwendolyn Pickett of Wyalusing, and Mrs. Geary (Charlene) Forker of Herrickville; a son, James Eldred, at home; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Evelyn) Stalford of Vestal, N.Y.; a brother, Harry Clyde Pickett of Binghamton; and a grandson, Timmy Otis.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church, with Rev. James Valentine, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver MeadowsCemetery.  The Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral of Marcus PICKETT
The funeral of Marcus Pickett was held at his home in Stevens Township February 21, 1942. Rev. Deloss Smith of Camptwon was the officiating clergyman. Rev. Smith commented briefly upon the great service the deceased had rendered to his church and community during his long and useful life. Mr. Pickett was born in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, July 6,1952, and removed to Bradford County with his parents, the late Avery and Eliza (Easterbrooks) Pickett, at an early age. On December 31, 1877, he joined Susie Bond of La Grange, PA., in marriage. This was a happy union that lasted over fifty-three years and was terminated by he death of Mrs. Pickett February 6, 1930. This union was blessed with two children, a daughter Jennie who died in childhood, and a son Harry J. who lives on the homestead. Besides his son, three grandchildren survive the deceased: Mrs. Evelyn Stalford of Endicott, N.Y., Private Harry Clyde Pickett, Troop C, 14th Calvary, and Eldred at home. One great grandchild, Ronald Stalford of Endicott. Early in life Mr. Pickett united with the Methodist Church at Beaver Meadows and has been a faithful member since that time. He has held every lay office of that church and for a number of years was Superintendent of the Sunday school. At the time of his death he was an honorary trustee. He was also a member of the Shiloh Grange at West Auburn, PA., and held in high esteem by that order.  Interment was made at Beaver Meadows Cemetery, with in the shadow of the church he served so long and well. The Grange had charge of the committal services. Music was furnished by Mr. And Mrs. Claude Carter who were fellow Grangers. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman
 

PLACE - Bette Place Moore. 
Elmira Star Gazette March 21, 1996.
Moore, Bette Lorraine (Place). Formerly of 115 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY.  Born in Silvara, PA to John and Essie (Grose) Place. died Tuesday, March 19, 1996 at St. Joseph's Hospital.  She was predeceased by her sisters Lela Place, Bertha Temple and Jeanette Brugler. She is survived by her husband, 
Richard V. Moore Sr. of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law Bonnie and Jeff Miller Sr. of Cazenovia, NY; sons and  daughters-in-law, Richard V. and Cathy Moore, Jr., Ronald and Cindy Moore, Randy and Nelly Moore, all of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Laurie Miller, Jeff Miller, Jr.; Richard Moore III, Jeremy Moore, Adrian Moore, and Brian Moore; sister, Madge Swisher of Elmira, NY; brother, John (Eleanor) Place of Johnson City, NY; sisters, Frances (John)  Conrad, Myrle (John) Knapp, Thelma Scott, all of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Bette loved music, enjoyed crossword puzzles, and had quite a talent for writing poetry. The Moore family invites their friends and relatives to attend a Reception and Memorial Service honoring their mother and grandmother at the Barrett Funeral Home, Friday, March 22, beginning at 6:00 PM. Interment will take place in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery in Laceyville, PA at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations to establish an award to be given to a 1996 high school graduate pursuing a music degree. Those wishing my direct contributions to Ronald Moore, 464 Milton St., Elmira, NY 14904. Submitted by her daughter Bonnie Moore Miller 

PLACE Emry J.
Daily Review  April 23, 2009 Wyalusing Rocket April 23, 2009 and the Scranton Times on 4/23/2009
Emry J. Place, 88, of Laceyville, died Tuesday in the Hospice Care of the Golden Living Center, Tunkhannock. His wife is the former Gladys McLaud. The couple's 43rd wedding anniversary was Tuesday, the day he died. Born in Silvara, Bradford County, on Oct. 6, 1920, son of the late Thell and Florence James Place, Emry was a lifelong resident of the Laceyville area. Before retirement, he owned and operated Place's Family Department Store in Laceyville, and was later employed by Metropolitan Life. Emry was a member of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, serving over the years as a church trustee, Sunday school superintendent and member of the choir. He was a charter member of the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus and a member of the Neighborhood Boys barbershop quartet. He also was a member, along with his wife and good friends, the Lynes, of the "Sounds of Joy" quartet. He was a former member of the Laceyville Rotary Club and the Laceyville Town Council. Emry loved being surrounded by his family, and especially cherished the time spent fishing with his grandchildren and visits with his special little great-granddaughter, Star. Emry will be remembered for his devotion to his church, his love of music, his famous barbequed chicken and his knack for fixing sewing machines and vacuum cleaners. He was an avid New york Yankees fan and was always ready for a game of pinochle. He went home to be with his Lord and savior on Tuesday. Also surviving are a daughter, Beverly Andren, Bradenton, Fla.; a son, Richard and wife, Charlotte Place, Transue; a stepdaughter, Kathleen and husband, Donald Watkins, Tunkhannock; a stepson, Nelson and wife, Bobbie Hollett, Meshoppen; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Place, Endicott, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Pamela Hanson, Robin, Ronald and Emry Place, Lyle and Jesse Place, Benjamin Segars, Joseph and Lee Hollett; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lyle, Arthur and Otto Place; a son, Ronald Place; a stepson, Gordon Hollett; and a granddaughter, Carol Place. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ken Small officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church on Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, RR 1 Box 1860, Laceyville, PA 18623.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.  Submitted by a friend Carol Hoose Brotzman.  I would like to note he was first married to  Winifred  Birch who diedJuly 18, 2002. She married second to Joseph Blasco.  Gladys McLaud Place was first married to Maxwell B Hollett who died in 1978.

POTTER - Mrs. Kate (Katherine Potter) Culver died at the home of her daughter in Wilkes Barre February 17, 1906. Her remains were brought to Clapper Hill for burial. Her seven children mourn her. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman who would like to note she was first married to Timothy M Culver who died in the Civil War. She married his brother March 3 1866 the war.

REISSEN - Helen L. Reissen Canfield, 85, Rushville, Pa., died on February 20, 2008, at the Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, Pa., after  an extended illness.  She was born in Belleville, Mo. to the late Henry and Clara (Seifner) Reissen. Helen enjoyed baking, quilting, crocheting, and caring for her family. She is survived by her seven children and their spouses, Geneva and Mike Wallikas, Rushville, John and Doris Canfield, Spring Hill, Pa.,  Clara Gavin, Rush, Pa., James and Beverly Canfield, Rushville, David and Sue Canfield, Kingsley, Pa., Charlie and Debbie Canfield, Elk Lake, Pa., Mary and Joe Ochse, Montrose, Pa.; daughters-in-law, Ruth Canfield, Va., Millie Canfield, Windsor, N.Y.; brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Helen Reissen, Stroudsburg, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Walt Holtzman, Great Bend, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Clifford; two sons, Harold and Clifford; step-son, Jack; three grandsons, Steve and Shawn Canfield, Tom Keener; brothers, Herman and John Reissen. A Funeral Service was held February 25, 2008, at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, with Lay Minister Patricia Newhart of Retta, Pa. officiating. Interment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., Pa. Visitation was held February 24, 2008 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  Susquehanna Independent February 27, 2008
 

Daily Review June 30, 2006
Mr. Cecil K. REPSHER, age 89, of RR 1, Laceyville, Pa. (Beaver Meadows), died on Thursday morning, June 29, 2006, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  He was born in Skinners Eddy, Pa., on Dec. 22, 1916, the son of the late Frank and Clara Carr Repsher Sr. 
Growing up in the Laceyville area, he attended the Laceyville High School. Mr. Repsher was employed as a truck driver for A.B. Cole Trucking and Cubby Baer Trucking in Meshoppen, Pa. He also drove truck for the G.L.F. Mill, and Vandervort Mill, both of Laceyville. From 1969 until 1990, he owned and operated Repsher Septic Service. Most of his life he spent on his farm in Beaver Meadows, raising beef and dairy cattle, but his favorite job was dealing horses, both buying and selling, traveling throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  He was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and the Tri Co. Sportsman Club and he was a past member of the Goodwill Fire Co. in Laceyville, serving as a fire chief and assistant chief. 
Surviving are his wife, the former Pearl G. Brotzman Repsher, with whom he would have celebrated their 70th anniversary on July 6; his son Milt "Skeet" and his wife, Neta, Repsher of Laceyville; his three daughters, Charlotte (Morris) Fassett, Beverly (Henry) Stanton Sr. and Kathy (Marvin) Teetsel, all of Laceyville, Pa.; a brother, Donald (Sheila) Repsher of Laceyville; 19 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Leland "Bucky" Repsher; granddaughters Nicole Repsher, Kim Repsher and Tara Brown; a grandson, Travis Repsher; a great-granddaughter Deanna Camp; three brothers, Carlton (Dutch) Repsher, Floridan (Bump) Repsher and Frank Repsher Jr.; and three sisters, Catherine (Kate) Spencer, Harriette Repsher and Sylvia (Sib) Clapper. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, July 2, at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Sue Wenner of the church and Pastor Richard Card of the Evans Falls United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, on Saturday evening.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Kathy Sperry, RR 3, Box 53, Meshoppen, Pa. 18630. This is contributed in honor of Uncle Cecil by Carol Hoose Brotzman
REPSHER - Daily Review August 1974 
Nicole L Repsher of RR#1, Box 76A, Laceyville, PA (Beaver Meadows) died unexpectedly early Sunday morning.August 7, 1994 in Meshoppen, PA. Born in Towanda, May 30, 1974, Nicki was the daughter of Milton H and Neta VanDeMark Repsher Sr. of Laceyville RR1. Nicole was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley Junior-Senior High school Class of 1993. She was employed at Janner Manufacturing in South Montrose, PA. She attended the Silvara United Methodist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed horseback riding. She also enjoyed hunting with her family, and she especially enjoyed all her nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters: Mrs. Richard (Candy) Card of Halstead and Mrs. Russell (Crystal) Hons of Laceyville. a brother: Milton H Repsher Jr.; her paternal grandparents Cecil and Pearl Repsher of Laceyville; a paternal great grandmother Florence Brotzman of Carpenter Care, Tunkhannock, PA.; there are also 3 nieces and 3 nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Travis Wade Repsher in 1971. There funeral service will be held Wednesday August 10, 1994 at the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church with the Reverend Ed Simmons officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street Laceyville, PA Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent either to the Silvara United Methodist Church or the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. Submitted By Carol Hoose Brotzman
Obituary Wyalusing Rocket:
REPSHER SYLVIA JOSEPHINE
Sylvia J. (Josephine) (Repsher) Clapper of Laceyville, R.D. #2 died Saturday March 6, 1982 at the Montrose General Hospital following a short illness. Born March 24, 1914 in Skinners Eddy, the daughter of the late Frank and Clara Carr Repsher, Sr. She lived most of her life in the Clapper Hill area where she was a homemaker for her husband and family. She was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aide Society. Survivors include her husband Daniel O. Clapper Sr., three sons, Daniel O. Clapper Jr. and Douglas F. Clapper of Clapper Hill and Dennis R. Clapper of Monroe, North Carolina; two daughters Mrs. Steve (Donna) Harvey of Clapper Hill and Mrs. William (Madge) Kershner of Towanda; four brothers, Carlton Repsher Sr. of Skinners Eddy, Cecil Repsher of Beaver Meadows, Donald Repsher of Clapper Hill, and Floridan Repsher of Laceyville; one sister Mrs. Melvin (Catherine) Spencer of Transue; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. One brother Frank Repsher Jr. preceded her in death in 1967. Funeral services were held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street Laceyville, with the Rev. Ruth Breitweiser, Pastor of the Auburn Charge of the United Methodist Churches officiating. Internment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.

Clapper Hill, July 12 ___(she died July 8, 1933)
Rosie Marie RINKER (Mrs. Pickett, Mrs. Bond) was born June 16, 1855 (hard to read might be June 15) in Carbon County. At the age of 22 she united in marriage to Lyman Pickett of Clapper Hill and they made their home in that community until his death on July 8, 1885. To this union was born one son, Leon Avery, who with his wife still survives. In 1895 Mrs. Pickett married Jacob Bond, continuing her residence here until his death about 15 years ago when she went to York State to be near her son. During her residence in this community, Mrs. Bond made a host of friends. Enduring herself to all who met her. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and never failed to avail herself of an opportunity to serve God. It really did seem as though a kind Providence guided her home to die among her friends and amid scenes of happy days she had spent there. She was visiting at the home of Marcus Pickett and family, calling on old neighbors for the past two weeks when she was stricken with a shock, which resulted in death Saturday, July 8, at 11:15 a.m. the day being the 48th anniversary of the death of her first husband.  She retained her habitual cheerfulness until the very last returning Friday evening in the spirit. When she failed to appear for breakfast as usual Mrs. Pickett went to her room and found her unconscious. She at once summoned friends and the doctor, but nothing could be done, and she never regained consciousness, but gently passed on. Mrs. Bond is survived by her son Leon of Newark Valley N.Y., two sisters near Millville, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 10 at the Beaver Meadows Church. Reverend C L Andrews officiating assisted by Mrs. Bonds nephew Reverend Richard Rinker of Pittston, with internment in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. A trio, Mrs. Bruce Carter, and her two daughters sang “When Jesus Cares”. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman, Beaver Meadows Church historian

ROSS- Clymer Ross, 68, Meshoppen
12/13/2001 Towanda Daily Review and Wyalusing Rocket Courier
Clymer Stark "Bear" Ross, 68, of P.O. Box. 192, Meshoppen, Pa., died suddenly at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, in Towanda, on Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2001. Born in Scranton, Pa., on June 23, 1933, he was the son of the late Harold and Marilla Brown Ross. Mr. Ross was the husband of the former Kay Louise Arey, with whom he celebrated their 31st anniversary on Nov. 28.  He was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, class of 1951. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a sergeant, during the German occupation. He was stationed in Germany. After being discharged from the service, he was employed for Ingersoll Rand, in Buffalo, N.Y. He was also employed as a yard foreman, for Whipple Brothers Lumber Yard, in Laceyville, Pa. He later retired in the early 1980s from Procter and Gamble, in Mehoopany, Pa., where he was a warehouse technician, for 15 years. After his retirement, he and his wife owned and operated the Bear's Den, in Meshoppen, Pa., for the past 21 years. He was a member of the Elk Lake American Legion Post No. 154 of Elk Lake, Pa. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Surviving are his wife, Kay Louise Ross of Meshoppen, Pa.; stepdaughter, Sharon Sickler of Tunkhannock, Pa.; stepson, Larry Whitney of Meshoppen, Pa.; step-grandson, Jeremy Whitney of Tunkhannock; and brother Keith Ross of Montrose, Pa. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn Ross, Harold Ross and Orrin Ross; and three sisters, Frances Barrett, Mary Lou Jayne and Lois Ross. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Meshoppen, with the Rev. Dave Hinkley of the Russell Hill United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, in Laceyville. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Graveside military services will be conducted by the members of the Gardner Warner Post No. 154 of Elk Lake, Pa. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association.

ROSS ORRIN C
Wyalusing Rocket January 2000
Mr. Orrin C. (Red) Ross,age 68, of RR1 Box 1053 Laceyville ,Pa ( Skinner's Eddy) , died Tuesday, January 18,2000, at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. Born in Factoryville, Pa , on May 29,1931, he was the son of the late Harold and Marilla Brown Ross. Red was a veteran of the    U.S Air Force , stationed in Alaska during the 1950's . He was employed for more than 12 years at the Procter and Gamble paper plant, working on paper machines in the Bounty department and also worked in the maintained department . He was employed as a truck driver for Haulmark Trucking in Mehoopany , Pa. , Penn's Best Trucking and was also a self employed truck driver. He retired in 1997 from the Route 87 Sales and Service , a division of Penn's Best Trucking.  He was a member of Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion of Black Walnut , Pa. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing, nascar, listening to bluegrass music and spending time with his friends and family. He is survived by his wife , the former Mae J. Trible ; four son's and their wives, David and Ramona Ross of Okmulgee, Oklahoma ;Ronald Ross of Vallejo, California ; Timothy and Connie Ross of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Shannon and Cindy Ross of Carbondale, Pa; four daughters and their husbands, Deniece and Jody Caldwell of  Okmulgee, Oklahoma ; , Deborah and Bob Chandler of Oktaha, Oklahoma ; Linda Adams of Oktaha, Oklahoma ; and Sonya ( Ross) and Larry White of Laceyville , Pa. ; two brothers, Clymer (Stark) and Louise Ross of Meshoppen, Pa. and Keith Ross and friend Bert  of Montrose , Pa ; 16 grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  Brother and sister in law Clyde and Marie Trible of Laceyville , Pa (Beaver Meadows) . He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Ross and Harold ( Junior) Ross, and three sisters , Frances Barrett, Mary Lou Jayne and Lois Ross. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday , January 22,2000, at 2 pm from the Skinners eddy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ann Blair of the church officiating. Internment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home , Main Street, Laceyville,Pa. on Friday, January 21,2000 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm . Military services will be conducted by Rought Hall Post No. 510 American Legion of Black Walnut, Pa ; at the church after the funeral services. Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman 

George M. (Monroe) RYAN, 80, of RR 3, Box 3375, Laceyville, Pa. (Clapper Hill), died on Friday afternoon, March 10, 2006, at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa. He was born in Clarion, Pa., on March 7, 1926. He was the son of the late Joseph J. and Dorothy E. Mapes Ryan. A veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, he served his country from 1944 to 1948, serving stateside. Employed for many years as a manager of Keystone Cleaning, he worked at the Procter and Gamble Paper Plant in Mehoopany, Pa., and also at the Sylvania plant in Towanda, Pa. Earlier in his life he was also employed in road construction and bridge construction. Mr. Ryan was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church; the D.A.V. Pennsylvania Chapter No. 29; American Legion No. 945, Wormleysburg, Pa.; the Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department No. 5, where he served as captain of the fire police for many years; and the Wyalusing Ambulance Association. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Jenella R. (Ruth) Garris Ryan; five sons and their wives, Arthur and Diane Ryan of Wylausing, Eugene “Shorty” and Jane Ryan of Laceyville, George “Pete” and Cindy Ryan of Clapper Hill; daughters and their husbands, Loretta and Donald Wilson of Stevensville, Pa., and Katie and Robert Sands of Clapper Hill; sister, Mrs. Betty Ross of Brookville, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Ed Ryan, Denton Ryan and Pete Ryan, and a sister, Ethel Walters. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, William Nelson of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Graveside military services will be conducted by the members of the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion, and the V.F.W. Endless Mountains Post 3583. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Laceyville Ambulance Association or the Wyalusing Ambulance Association. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

SALSMAN –JEANETTE AMANDA (SALSMAN) BROTZMAN, Beaver Meadows, Laceyville RR#1, Tuscarora Township died Sunday evening, May 3, 1992 the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. She was born at Indian Hill, Tuscarora Township, January 27, 1925, a daughter of the late Hayes Augustus and Amanda Kelley Salsman. She was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Francis A. Brotzman; two daughters Mrs. Gerald (Norma) Ahlbrandt of Mehoopany, and Mrs. Rick (Sue) Teeter of Ulster; Five sons, Ray Brotzman of Tunkhannock, F. Dale Brotzman, Dennis J Brotzman and Randy L Brotzman all of Laceyville; and Alan E. of Canton, PA; Three sisters; Mrs. Hazel May of Elmira, N.Y. and Mrs. Lillian Ham of Horseheads, N.Y. and Mrs. Berneta Newman of Pittston, PA; a brother Augustus Salsman of Tunkhannock; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. A granddaughter Rebecca Brotzman predeceased her in 1977. The funeral services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street Laceyville, with the Rev. William Nelson, Pastor of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Submitted by her daughter in law Carol Hoose Brotzman, Beaver Meadows Church Historian.  –ToDaily Review March 13, 2006
 

SHARER -
Wyalusing Rocket, date unknown
Mrs. Grace S. (Sharer) Bennett, aged 92, formerly of Laceyville R.D.#1, Silvara, PA., died on Sunday morning  (March 7,  1999) at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident there for the last five months. She was born at Clapper Hill, Bradford County on May 1, 1906; she was the daughter of the late Llewellyn and Angie Corby Sharer. Mrs. Bennett was a graduate of the Camptown High School, Class of 1924. She later graduated from the Mansfield Normal School, Class of 1926, after which she taught school at Camptown for one year. On May 16, 1927 she married Marion V. (Vernon) Bennett. From that time on, she and her husband owned and operated a large dairy farm on the farm in Silvara (Board Road). Mr. Bennett died on January 27, 1977. She was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and was also a member of the church’s Ladies Aid Society; a Tuscarora Township auditor for 40 years retiring in 1997 and was a past member of the Shiloh Grange of West Auburn. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Margene and Jack Nittinger of Sayre; three sons and their wives, Boyd and Shirley Bennett of Eagle River, Alaska, Dale and Donna (Tewksbury) Bennett and Dean and Diane (Bowman) Bennett, all of Laceyville; a sister Mrs. Anna Cobb, Spring Hill; 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister Mrs. Ruth (Wayne) Bennett in 1931, and two brothers, Donald Sharer in 1981 and Walter Sharer in 1998. 
Funeral and committal services were held from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. William Nelson of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Internment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and Friends called at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations to be made to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, R.R.#1 Box 1184, Laceyville, PA. 18623 in care of Mrs. Donna Bennett; or the Wyalusing Personal Care and Retirement Home R.R.#1, Box 168, Wyalusing, PA. 18853 or to the Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. 18848.

Tribute to Grace:

Grace Estella SHARER Bennett was born the second child, first daughter of Llewellyn E. and Angeline Corby Sharer at Clapper Hill on May 1, 1906.  She had an older brother Donald, who died on April 9, 1981, and a younger brother Walter, who died on September 6, 1998.  Grace had two younger sisters. Ruth who married Wayne Bennett, she died after a difficult childbirth August 11, 1931, and her remaining sister Anna, resides on Spring Hill. She is the widow of Harry Cobb. Grace married Marion Bennett on May 17, 1927.  Marion, the son of Norval and Lucy McLaud Bennett purchased a hillside farm on the Board Road in 1923.  It is there, they began house keeping.  She farmed right along beside her husband until they sold their farm to their son Dale, and his wife Donna about 1970. They then moved to Silvara. Grace and Marian were the parents of four children, Boyd born in 1928, Margene born in 1942, Dale born in 1943, and Dean born in 1946.

Grace began her association with the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church at an early age, but as was the custom of the day, she was not baptized until an adult, and joined the church the same day May 10, 1931.    In her younger years she served as organist, which was an elected position. She held various positions in Sabbath School.  She was never officially elected as Historian, but recorded church history in a book kept in the sanctuary.  She was secretary - treasurer of the church and held other offices.  In the Ladies Aide she was also secretary - treasurer, taking over this position from her mother Angeline Sharer who died in 1948.  She continued the job until 1997, quite a record.  Grace not only served her church but her community too.  She served as the Tuscarora Township auditor from 1960-1997.  She was a great lady always ready to lend a helping hand.  Many times Mary Schweitzer, Grace Bennett and Alice Sivers cleaned our church!  A "Thank you Grace" is just not enough to say to some one who served our church like she did. If it needed doing, she did it without a qualm. On cold blustery day, March 10th, she was laid to rest beside her husband M. V. Bennett who had died on January 27, 1977. The ladies of the church served a lovely luncheon to the family following the committal service conducted by the Rev. William Nelson in the church cemetery.  (Carol Hoose Brotzman, the church historian at that time recorded this commentary).

SHARER RALPH W.
Daily Review June 29, 2007
Mr. Ralph W. Sharer, age 74, of RR 3, Box 3370, Laceyville, Pa., died at his home on Clapper Hill, Pa., after a lengthy illness, on Thursday morning, June 28, 2007. He was a beloved brother, uncle, great-uncle (father and grandfather) to his extended family. He was born at the Mills Hospital, in South Towanda, Pa., on April 8, 1933, the son of the late Walter and Mable Wootton Sharer. Ralph was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School, class of 1951. Ralph was a retired dairy farmer and logger, having worked in those fields all of his life. Ralph had a passion for flying and once owned his own plane. He recently received the Pennsylvania Voter Hall of Fame Award for having voted consecutively for the past 50 years.  He was a lifetime member of the Beaver Meadows Church, and he was a Stevens Township supervisor for a number of years. Surviving are his brothers, Ronald Sharer, Howard and his wife, Joyce Sharer, and Kenneth Sharer, and a sister, Norma Jean (Sharer) and her husband, Arden Campbell, all of Clapper Hill. He was a special uncle to Randy and his wife, Sandy Campbell, of Clapper Hill, Rick and his wife, Robin Campbell, of LeRaysville, Pa., Lynn Campbell of Clapper Hill, Linda and her husband, Steve Bennett, of Golden Hill, Pa., Aaron and his wife, Andrea Campbell, of Clapper Hill, Jennifer and her husband, Ralph Newton, of Terrytown, Pa., and Dr. Jill Sharer, and her husband, Phillip Prater, of Canonsburg, Pa. Ralph will also be missed by several great-nieces and great-nephews, as well as his friends, for his contagious smile, humor and his dedication to his family.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mable Sharer, and by his beloved dog, Kiefer.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, July 1, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Lori Robinson of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, C/O Kathy Sperry, RR 3, Box 53, Meshoppen, Pa. 18630, or to the Memorial Hospice, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in memory of Mr. Ralph Sharer.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

Wyoming County Examiner  April 20, 2010   Bernard J. Shatinsky (1928-2010)
Bernard J. Shatinsky, 81, of 175 Hunsinger Rd., Laceyville, PA. died late Saturday evening, April 10, 2010, at Mercy Tyler Hospital in Tunkhannock. He was born in Pittston, on Aug. 18, 1928, the son of the late Joseph and Anna Shatinsky.  Growing up in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, he was a graduate of the Laceyville High School. All of his life he was a self employed truck driver and logger. In his spare time he loved to fish, and the last few years, he kept up with what was going in the world on his computer. Surviving is his son and his friend, Chris Shatinsky and Sherry Wilcha of Meshoppen; his grandchildren: Jamie Shatinsky, of Georgia, Danielle Armitage, of Laceyville, Krisalin Shatinsky,of Meshoppen, Michael Gandy of Alabama, and Nicole Shatinsky and Alan Shatinsky both of Laceyville,. as well as five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Albert (Jenora) Shatinsky, of Laceyville, and a sister, Theresa (Tom) Ross, of Dimock, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Steven Shatinsky, who died
on June 1, 2005, and a brother Joseph Shatinsky. The family of Mr. Shatinsky will be holding a memorial service at a later date. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, in Laceyville. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman
I would like to note his former wife was Mary Wilcox daughter of Ephraim and Mildred Fenton Wilcox.
 


SINK–FLORENCE R. SINK BROTZMAN, 99, formerly of RR 1, Laceyville, Pa. (Beaver Meadows), died on Monday evening, Dec. 29, 1997, at the Carpenter Care Center in Tunkhannock, Pa., where she had been a resident since 1984.  She would have celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, Jan. 2, 1998.  Born in West Auburn, Pa. on Jan. 2, 1898, she was the daughter of the late S. B. and Etta Westbrook Sink.  Mrs. Brotzman was the wife of the late Clark J. Brotzman who died in February of 1967.  Mrs. Brotzman and her husband owned an operated a dairy farm in Beaver Meadows for many years.  She was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and for many years she was a regional writer for the Wyalusing Rocket Courier newspaper. 
 She is survived by a son Francis A. Brotzman of Beaver Meadows, Pa.; and daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Pearl) Repsher of Beaver Meadows, Mrs. Mearl Brink of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, and Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Cobb of Monroeton, Pa.; also 25 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, 52 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Ray James Brotzman in 1917 and Bryce Brotzman in 1991.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 2, 1998 (her 100th birthday) at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Ann Blair of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church or to the church of the donor’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review. [    I wanted to tell you about Grandma Florence Sink Brotzman who was buried in Beaver Meadows Cemetery was buried on her 100th birthday. It doesn't quite make her 100 years but she did have one heck of a birthday party and cake for everyone. She was just present in spirit.  Her obit is on the site. She was one of those old people just hanging on to make it to a hundred. The daughters gave her a 100 years old birthday party at the nursing home early and she just slipped peacefully away thinking she was 100 years old. They declared December 2, 1998 Florence Brotzman Day in Wyoming County since she was in a nursing home there when she passed. Carol HOOSE Brotzman]
 
The clipping from the Wyalusing Rocket for the celebration of LenaSMITH Clapper's  100 years
Lena Clapper, of Clapper Hill, will celebrate 100 years on March 31st. Mrs. Clapper has 6 children,  24 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren and 31 great-great grandchildren. She has been a life long resident of the Clapper Hill area, and  has been involved in dairy farming throughout her life. An open house will be held at Lena's home on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

Wyalusing Rocket clipping:  Mrs. Lena H. (Hulda) SMITH Clapper, 100 years old of Clapper Hill, Laceyville, RD#2 died Saturday morning, November 15, 1986 at Wesley Village, Pittston, PA. She was born at West Auburn, PA March 31, 1886 the daughter of the later Ernest and Jennie MaGee Smith.  Mrs. Clapper was a housewife for her husband and family. She was also a salesperson for Avon Products for twenty years and previous to that had sold Larkin products for many years. She was a subscription salesperson for the Daily Review and during a subscription contest had won a new Hudson car.  She and her late husband, Orell D. Clapper operated a dairy farm on Clapper Hill for many years. Mr. Clapper died in 1971. She was a member of the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and a past member of its Ladies Aid Society. She is survived by three sons: Ernest of Laceyville, Daniel of Clapper Hill, and Lynn of Summerville, Florida; Two daughters, Mrs. Verna McMicken of South Auburn and Mrs. Carlton (Blanche) Woodruff of Chenango Forks, New York; a sister Blanche Caverly of Wilkes Barre; 20 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, and over 30 great grandchildren. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a son Clifford in 1974; Four grandchildren, Lyle Clapper, Margie Brewer, Barbara Salsman and Alan Woodruff and one great grandchild Danny Brewer.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 19th at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street Laceyville with the Rev. Ruth Breitweiser officiating. Internment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. I would like to note she was tenderly cared for by her granddaughter in law Mrs. Virginia Clapper (Mrs. Douglas Clapper) till nearly the end when she was admitted to a nursing facility. Submitted by a neighbor Carol Hoose Brotzman, (I would like to note every one knew our favorite Avon lady)

STEVENS EDNA LORENA
Cobb, Mrs. Edna L. 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. (Wife of Olin Cobb. He who was actually born Olin Corby, adopted/raised by Nathan and Josephine Culver Cobb)

STRICKLAND Ada
Death of Mrs. Ward L. Smith, (born Ada Strickland)
Opposition correspondent to probably the Wyalusing Hustler.
The subject of this sketch, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. N. (Nathan) C. Strickland, was born in this place June 25, 1875, and departed this life Feb. 14, 1896.  She was married July 19, 1894, to Ward L. Smith of West Auburn.  The fruit of this union was a little son.  A very large gathering met at her home Sunday, Feb. 16, to pay their last respects to the departed.  She was laid in her final resting place, which is in sight of her childhood home, Rev. A. Scofield, her former pastor, conducting the funeral services.  The husband and parents have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.  I would note she was buried in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery on February 16, 1896. Contributed by Carol Hoose Brotzman
Listed on 08/30/02 Sun Bulletin Press

TOMPKINS
Kathryn A. Tompkins, 82, of Montrose, PA and formerly of Johnson City, NY, died after an extended illness at the Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose. She was born to the late Walter and Tressa (Pickett) Tompkins in Johnson City, NY. Kathryn was a graduate of Johnson City High School, a life-long employee of EJ Shoe Corp. and a member of Primitive Methodist Church, Johnson City.  She is survived by a brother-in-law, Robert E. Goerlitz, Montrose; two nephews, Douglas Goerlitz, Montrose, David Bruce Goerlitz, Berlin, NJ. A graveside memorial service was held at 12 noon on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery in Tuscarora Twp., Bradford Co., PA. Pastor Robert E. Goerlitz, officiated. Donations can be made to the Susquehanna County Library, Monument Square, Montrose, PA, 18801 in Kathryn’s name. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

VROMAN - Ruby Vroman Marbaker
Binghamton Sun Press.RUBY M. MARBAKER Listed on 03/30/01 formerly of Johnson City  Ruby M. Marbaker, 96, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at the Willow Point Nursing Home. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond in 1944; three sons, Clifton Marbaker, Howard Marbaker and Lee Marbaker; two sons-in-law, Donald Swindler and Joseph Bonczek; and her grandson, William Emmenger. She is survived by her children, Bernice Swindler, Johnson City, Mildred and Francis Hague, Johnson City, Morton and Kay Marbaker, Conklin, Clarence (Tom) and Glenda Marbaker, Retta, Pa., Ruth and Larry Chapman, Conklin, Aubrey and Joyce Marbaker, Binghamton, and June Bonczek, Binghamton; her daughters-in-law, Betty Marbaker, Rushboro, Pa., Audrey Marbaker, Retta, Pa., BettyAnn Marbaker, Tunkhannock, Pa.; 24 grandchildren, Dawn and George Smeeton, Raymond Marbaker, Robert Hague, Kathryn Chapman, Judy and Frank Hilkirk, Jimmy Marbaker, Ted and Diane Marbaker, Penny and husband, Patty Merrit, Paul Marbaker, Allen and Carol Marbaker, Marie and Steve Smith, Duane and Carol Marbaker, Gary and Sue Marbaker, Teresa Younca, Larry and Debbie Brewer, William Marbaker, Rebecca Colwell, Kathy, Linda and Jeff Miller, Leeanne and Tom Oakley, Danny and Stacy Marbaker, Michael Bonczek and Sandy Skinner; 47 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She worked at the Garden House for Adults for 26 years and was the administrator for the last 10 years. She was a graduate of Ridley Lowell Business School. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12 noon at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc., 428 Main St., Johnson City, with Dr. Daniel Ling, pastor of Sarah Jane United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Clapper Hill, Pa. The family will receive friends at the Barber Memorial Home on Saturday from 11 until the time of services. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WAGE - Mrs. Almeda (Wage) Marbaker Gibbs, 80 years old died this morning at 5:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louis R. Moore, 78 West Street, Johnson City (New York). She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. (Hettie) Moore, Mrs. Judson  (Emma) Clark of Chapman Lake, PA., Mrs. W. J. (Mary Ellen) Stanford of  Norfolk, VA. And Mrs. Lucy Wiley of Belle Lilen, Nebraska. Six sons, Ceal Marbaker of Jermyn, PA. Charles Marbaker of Bristoe, VA., Miles Marbaker of Clapper Hill, PA., Ernest Marbaker of Dumfries, VA., Morton Marbaker of Peckville, PA., and William Marbaker of Pottsville, PA. A brother H. A. (Henry Orman) Wage of Johnson City; 34 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at the home of her daughter Mrs. Moore. The Rev. Gordon Davis will officiate. The body will be taken to Clapper Hill (Beaver Meadows) for further services and ….. (burial). Submitted by Carol Brotzman  I would like to add Almeda was first married to Edward Marbaker. They divorced. She then married second time to Russell Gibbs. She was the daughter of Chester Chapel and Mary Ellen Lent Wage

WAGE -  The Funeral  of H. Orman Wage will be held at 11 A. M. Saturday at the Allen memorial Home, 311-13 Eats Main Street Endicott. The Rev. Sumner S. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Beaver Meadows, PA. Friends may Call this evening from 7 to 9 o'clock at the funeral home. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

H. Orman Wage, formerly of Endicott, died at 3.30 a.m. Thursday in Warren Center, PA. He is survived by several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Allen Memorial Funeral Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

FRANCIS WEST, SR., 76 of New Albany RD 2 died Tuesday evening, Sept. 1, 1987 at his home following a lingering illness.  He was born Feb. 17, 1911 in Wyalusing a son of the late Frank and Ida Decker West.  Mr. West was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army and until his retirement had been employed by the Bendix Co. of Montrose and then by the Sordoni Construction Co. of Harvey’s Lake.  He spent most of his lifetime in the Wyoming and Bradford County areas and was a member of the Pa. Fire Police Association of Tunkhannock, and a life member of the Protection Hose Company No. 1 of Athens.  Surviving are two sons, Francis Jr. of Towanda; Frank, with whom he resided; three daughter, Mrs. David (Violet) Weed of East Smithfield, Mrs. Larry (Florence) Weed of Sugar Run, Mrs. John (Rose) Warfle of Herrickville; a stepson, James Oliver of Columbia Cross Roads; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Virginia Hoover of Wyalusing; one sister, Mrs. Florence Hanna of the Sayre House; nineteen grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Vaughn Glover pastor of the Hollenback United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Wyoming Co., Pa.  Friends may call at the McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore Thursday evening from 7 – 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

WETTON, Eliza - Mrs. George S. Wootton, Sr. (Eliza Wetton) died at the home of her son Olin Wootton, near Laceyville, on Sunday evening Nov. 3, 1929. She had been in failing health for some time and the end came peacefully. The deceased was a native of England where she was born in 1852. Following hr marriage, she and her husband came to America and they lived in Rush Township, where they lived for many years. About 30 years ago they moved near Laceyville. In both communities she was well known and her many fine qualities endeared her to many friends. She was a sterling type of Christian and an active worker for many years in the Beaver Meadow Church. Her husband’s death occurred about two years ago. Two daughters and for sons survive her Mrs. (Mae) L M. Magee of Edinger Hill, Mrs. (Euna) Harry Pickett of Fowler Hill, John A. Wootton of Florida, Thomas Wootton of Torrington, Connecticut, George S. Wootton of Montrose and Olin Wootton of Laceyville. The funeral was held at her late home on Tuesday morning at eleven o’clock.  The cask bearers were Clifton Magee of Camptown, Warren VanDyke of Rush, Kenneth Wootton of Torrington, Connecticut and Ray Wootton of Montrose. Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WETTON Eliza
She died Nov. 3, 1929-Mrs. Eliza (Wetton) Wooten, widow of Geo. Wooten, died at the home of her son, Olin Wooten, at Clapper Hill, Sunday, Nov. 3. The funeral was held in Beaver Meadows cemetery. Mrs. Wooten is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. (LaFayette) H. (She was May Elizabeth) Magee, Edinger Hill, and Mrs. Harry  (Euna) Pickett of Clapper Hill; four sons, John of Florida, Thomas of Connecticut, George of Montrose, and Olin of Clapper Hill, with whom she resided.Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

MR. ELIAS L. ‘SHORTY’ WHIPPLE SR. age 70 of 3768 Waverly Rd., Owego, N.Y. formerly of West Auburn, Pa. area died on Monday morning, Aug. 16, 1999 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, N.Y.  Born in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pa. on June 7, 1929 he was the son of the late Earl and Myrtle Brotsman Whipple.  Mr. Whipple was the husband of the late Irene Long Whipple who died on Nov. 28, 1994.  Mr. Whipple was a dairy farmer most of his life as many farms all over the northeastern counties of Pennsylvania.  He was last employed as a truck driver for D&W Meats of South Pittston, Pa.  He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Strohl and friend, Gerald Winslow with whom he lived in Owego; daughter, Linda Gregerson of West Auburn; five sons and daughters-in-law, E. Leroy Jr. and Janet Whipple of West Auburn, John and Diane Whipple of Auburn Four Corners, Thomas Whipple of Springville, Pa., Kenneth Whipple and friend, Donna McNalley of West Auburn and Donald Whipple of Meshoppen; five sisters, Nettie Canfield of Athens, Pa., Leila Carpenter of Baltimore, Hazel Stanley of Laceyville, Pa., Betty Bishop of Auburn Four Corners and Myrtle Dockins of Alto, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, James Whipple in 1989, a son-in-law, Louis J. Gregerson in 1998 and two brothers, Ora and Lawrence Whipple in 1997.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 20, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with the Rev. Tim Barnett of the West Auburn Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

Daily Review
Jeremy L. WHIPPLE, 31, of Wyalusing, died Tuesday morning as the result of injuries he sustained in a collision on State Route 6 in Wyalusing Township, according to state police.  Derek Winters, 25, of Wyalusing was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred at approximately 5:35 a.m., police reported. The accident occurred about a half-mile east of the Shell Station, and about a half mile west of the Browntown Village border, in an area wooded on both sides of the roadway. The road also curves near the scene of the accident.  Police believe Whipple was driving his 1991 Hyundai Excel west on State Route 6 when, for some unknown reason, his vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane and struck Winters' 1996 Pontiac Grand Am. Winters was driving east on Route 6, police said. After the accident, he was pulled from his car by Wyalusing Rescue and air-lifted from the scene to Robert Packer Hospital, according to police. Winters remained in the Intensive Care Unit Tuesday night, according to Robert Packer Hospital officials. Whipple was pronounced dead at the scene by a Bradford County Coroner. Police said the cause of the accident is still under investigation. They reported it is unknown if either driver was wearing his seatbelt. Both vehicles received major damage, according to police. Whipple is survived by his parents, wife and step-daughter. Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, on Friday, December 12, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, at the Sheldon Funeral Home.
Daily and Sunday Review 2003
Mr. Jeremy L. Whipple, age 31, of RR4, Box 4045, Old Stage Coach Rd., Wyalusing, PA, died on Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, 2003 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, east of Wyalusing on Rt. 6, Wyalusing Township, PA. Jeremy was born in Tunkhannock on June 15, 1972, the son of E. LeRoy, Jr. and Janet R. Hitchcock Whipple of West Auburn. He was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School, Class of 1992.  Jeremy had just been employed by the Endless Warehouse Service, a division of the Penn's Best, Inc. of Meshoppen, and was on his way home from work when the accident occurred. He was previously employed by U.S. Security at the Taylor-Excel in Wyalusing for several years.
He was a member of the Central Conservation Club, in South Montrose, and in his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, four-wheeling and mud bogging.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife of one-and-one-half years, the former Tonya L. McKean; his stepdaughter, Metallica Thetga, at home; a sister, Mrs. Mark (Shannon) Sickler of Hop Bottom; three nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Montana Lynn Whipple in 2001 and Andria Lynn Whipple in 2000.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Wyalusing Rocket
Mr. Jeremy L. Whipple, 31, of Wyalusing, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, 2003, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident east of Wyalusing on Rt. 6. Jeremy was born in Tunkhannock on June 15, 1972, the son of E. LeRoy and Janet R. Hitchcock Whipple Jr., of West Auburn, Pa. He was a graduate of the Elk Lake High School class of 1992.
Jeremy had just been employed by the Endless Warehouse Service, a division of the Penn's Best Inc., of Meshoppen, and was on his way home from work when the accident occurred. He was previously employed by U.S. Security, at the Taylor-Excel in Wyalusing for several years. He was a member of the Central Conservation Club in South Montrose, Pa., and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting, trap shooting, four-wheeling and mud bogging. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife of one and a half years, the former Tonya L. McKean Whipple, and his stepdaughter, Metallica Thetga, at home. He is also survived by: A sister, Mrs. Mark (Shannon) Sickler, of Hop Bottom, Pa.; Three nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Montana Lynn Whipple, in 2001, and Andria Lynn Whipple, in 2000. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at 2 p.m., from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St. Laceyville, Pa. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.
Daily and Sunday Review 2003
Whipple fatal
Head On Collision Claims Man's Life
Jeremy Whipple was apparently returning to his Wyalusing area home after working the night shift early Tuesday morning when a head-on two-car collision on Rt. 6 just east of the borough claimed his life. The 31-year-old Whipple was pronounced dead at the scene by Bradford County Coroner Eugene Farr after the 5:35 a.m. accident. The driver of the other car, 25-year-old Derek Winters, who also resides in the Wyalusing area, sustained injuries described as severe and was airlifted to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre from the accident scene, located about a quarter-mile east of the Pen-Mart service station and convenience mart (formerly Red’s Mobil). Although the accident is still under investigation, state police believe that the accident occurred when Whipple, driving a 1991 Hyundai Excel, was traveling west toward Wyalusing when his car crossed the center line and into the path of an eastbound 1996 Pontiac Grand Am operated by Winters. The impact caused tremendous damage to both vehicles, and Winters had to be extricated from his car by Wyalusing fire and rescue personnel. That section of Rt. 6 was closed to traffic until well after 10 a.m. The road closure forced school buses and other morning traffic to travel back roads rather than Rt. 6. Whipple, a graduate of Elk Lake High School and originally from the West Auburn area, was reportedly returning from work at the Endless Warehouse Service near Meshoppen when the accident occurred, and had previously worked at the Taylor-Excel plant as a member of the security crew. His funeral services are scheduled for Saturday in Laceyville. Mr. Whipple’s obituary appears in this issue. Emergency personnel from Laceyville also assisted at the accident scene.  Rocket Newspaper Deecember 11, 2003 Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WHITNEY - ©Susquehanna Independent Weekend 2003
Muriel Maria Whitney, 92, Montrose, Pa., died May 13, 2003 at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose, after an extended illness. She was born in Rush Township, Susquehanna County, Pa., to the late William and Luella (Pickett) Whitney. Muriel spent most of her life in Brooklyn, Pa. She was a former member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Montrose.Besides her parent, a sister, Inola Miller predeceased Muriel. Services and interment were held May 15, 2003 at Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., Bradford County, Pa. Arrangements were through the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home.  Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

WOODS - Thomas B. Woods, 68, of Montrose, PA died
, Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born July 3, 1941 in North East, PA, he was the son of the late Leslie G. and Ina Mae [Beal] Woods. He graduated from North East High School, Erie County, and completed college receiving a Bachelor of Science degree. Thomas served in the Army as a Medic. He was a member of Lake Shore American Legion Post 105, North East, PA, an avid follower of the stock market and enjoyed going to yard sales and spending time with those closest to him. Survivors include Life Time Companion, Donna Kelley of Montrose, PA, daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle & Leon Pointek of Laceyville, PA, Shannon & William Brown of Laceyville, PA, April Kelley of Laceyville, PA, son & daughter-in-law, Cameron Kelley & Life Partner, Susan Hutchison of Meshoppen, PA, 8 grandchildren, Dale, Dylan, Cameron Thomas, Kyle, Hailey, Daisy, Summer, and Leon, Jr.. Services: 10:00 am Saturday at Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., Montrose, PA 18801. Visitation: 7:00-9:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman  He was buried in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.

Laceyville May 10, George WOOTTON of Laceyville died Friday afternoon after an illness of some time. Funeral services were conducted at the family home Monday afternoon at 2:30 with internment in the family plot at the Clapper Hill Cemetery. He was born in England June 8, 1851. Married Eliza (Wetton) Wootton On January 27, 1872. On April 18, 1882 they sailed for America, landing in New York City on May 1st. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children: John A. Of Kingsley, George, Jr. of Montrose, Thomas H. of Connecticut, Mrs. (Mae) L M. MaGee (Lafayette) and Mrs. Harry (Euna) Pickett of Laceyville, Olin H at home and Harry Place, the husband of daughter Rose now deceased of Scranton. Also twenty-one grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Mr. Wootton was a resident of this section for many years and his genial smile will be missed by many. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman. I would like to note he died May 6, 1927 and was buried May 9, 1927 in the Beaver Meadows/Clapper Hill Cemetery



 
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