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

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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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THOMAS J. KEENER, 30, of South Montrose, PA passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday night, August 15, 2000 at his residence. Thomas is the son of Clara (Canfield) McGavin, Rush Township, and Roscoe J. Keener. He is a graduate of Elk Lake High School, Class of 1989. A son, Lukus J. Keener, many aunts, uncles and cousins survive Thomas. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 18 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, 64 S. Main St., Montrose. Friends may call on the family at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County. Friends may send donations to the Treasurer House, Attn: Leslie Mershon, 60 S. Main St., Montrose, PA. Montrose Independent contributed by Carol Brotzman

KING –MRS. BERTHA KING CLAPPER dead, (hand written 1949), February 23, She was the wife of Harry Clapper, daughter of James and Harriet McLaud King. Bertha was a member of the Silvara Methodist Church and its Ladies Aide. She is survived by her husband Harry Clapper; daughters, Mrs. Jay Carter, Mrs. Emil Cogswell, and a son Lloyd Clapper of Silvara; Sisters, Mrs. H.O. Willard of Moosic, Mrs. L. W. Tompkins of Montrose, and a brother Charles King of Laceyville. She was buried in the Beaver Meadows. The funeral was from the Silvara Methodist Church with the viewing one hour prior to the service. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grand children. (Buried Beaver Meadows Cemetery) –Mae Fassett collection, Carol Brotzman

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

SHELDON M. KING, 65 of Vestal, New York, formerly of Laceyville passed away Friday February 3, 1972 at a Binghamton Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Moosic the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. King. He lived in Laceyville most of his life where he was a carpenter by trade. He moved to his present home six years ago. He is survived by a son Dale, Endicott, N.Y., a daughter Mrs. Thomas (Roselyn) Gordon, Glenn Aubry, N.Y., two brothers: Melvin, North Tonawanda, N.Y.; Paul, Laceyville, PA.; five grandchildren and also an Aunt Mrs. Lloyd Tompkins of Montrose, PA. Funeral services will be held Monday from the B.O. Sheldon Funeral home Laceyville, Rev. Robert Fritzgeald the Pastor of the Laceyville Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville R.D. –Clipping from the Celia Benscoter collection, (Handwritten on paper 2/4/1972, born 3/11/1906 and buried 2/6/1972) contributed by Carol 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

LAFRANCE –MRS. LENA LAFRANCE BENNETT of Indian Hill passed away at the Robert packer Hospital in Sayre, June 20, 1928 at 5:30 o'clock. She was 36 years, 22 months and 11 days of age and is survived by her husband and 5 children, Keith of Springfield, Mass., Delos, Myrna, Alverta and Angeline at home; also her mother Mrs. Laura LaFrance, two sister Mrs. A.H. Comstock and Mrs. George Benninger all of Skinners Eddy. Mrs. Bennett was a kind wife and lovely mother who will be greatly missed in her home. Funeral services were held in the home with Rev. Heller officiating. Burial was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. The friends and relatives form out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Riley and John Reese of Scranton; Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Tryrell, Mrs. William Breeze, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beach and daughter Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wood, Mrs. Minnie Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Savers, Mr. and Mrs. Al Grange and son Arthur all of Wilkes Barre. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brotzman of Ashley, Mrs. Guy Champion and son Raymond of Sayre. –Pearl Tyler obituary collection, Carol Brotzman

LEVI LAFRANCE, Skinners Eddy died Saturday in the Tyler Memorial Hospital Meshoppen. Born in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, April 30, 1882 he was the son of the late Fred and Alice Overbaugh LaFrance. Surviving are four daughters; Mrs. Raymond (Genevieve) Ace, Meshoppen R.D.; Mrs. Kenneth (Pauline) Tewksbury Montrose R.D.; Mrs. Elston (Virgie) Green, Tunkhannock and Mrs. Robert (Alice) Furhey of Tunkhannock; and a son Clyde LaFrance of Skinners Eddy; two sisters Mrs. Carrie Miller of Rochester, N.Y. and Mrs. Sadie Greenby of Macon, Georgia; two brothers Peter LaFrance of Meshoppen and Daniel LaFrance of Wilkes Barre; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Sheldons's Funeral Home in Laceyville. Interment at Beaver Meadows Cemetery. The Rev Arthur N. Malles, Laceyville Baptist Church officiated. Clipping from Celia Benscoter collection, contributed by Carol Brotzman  (Levi Elmer LaFrance April 30, 1882 - February 19, 1955. His wife Leah Elizabeth (Bessie) Sink LaFrance passed September 25, 1950)

JAMES R. LOCKWOOD SR., 66 of Stevens Township, Laceyville R.R.1 formerly of Linden, New Jersey died Friday morning at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, PA. Born February 16, 1926 in Linden, the only son of the late Braxton and Jean Floyd Lockwood. Mr. Lockwood was a graduate of Linden high School and later served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a graduate of the American Academy of McAllister College of Mortuary Science in New York City and was employed as a funeral director for several years. Mr. Lockwood was later employed by AT&T Technologies in Harrison New Jersey for 30 years until his retirement in 1985. James was active in the Men's club of St Augustine's Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey and was a member of the Vestry in Christ Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He chaired the Pastor parish committee at Beaver Meadows, he was a member of the Beaver Meadows Cemetery Association and taught for five years in the Bradford-Wyoming literacy Council program. He was a member of the Grand Paraders square dance group of Troy. Surviving are his wife Phyllis Belle-Hamilton-Lockwood at home. His mother Mrs. Jean Lockwood of Linden, a son; James R. Lockwood of Linden, and a daughter Mary Ellen Lockwood of East Orange, N.J.; two Step daughters: Kathie B. Hamilton of Panama and Shoan E. Davis of Vailsburg, N.J.; a stepson Chris T. Hamilton of Rochester, N.Y.; and four grandchildren: Kristina, Matthew, Ashley Hamilton and Alyssia Davis. The family will receive friend from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Maryott Bowen Funeral home 217 York Avenue, Towanda. The funeral services will be held Tuesday December 15, 1972 at the Christ Episcopal Church Towanda, with the rev. John T. Urban rector officiating. Interment will follow in Beaver Meadows Cemetery with Towanda American legion Post 42 according full military honors. In lieu of flowers the family directs that memorials be directed to the Literacy program of the Bradford County Library in care of Sherry Spencer, R.R. 3 Troy, PA to James R. Lockwood's memory. –Towanda Daily Review contributed by a dear friend Carol Brotzman

LONG –IRENE M. WHIPPLE, age 62, of R.R.#1 Box 139 Laceyville, PA (West Auburn) passed away Monday Morning, November 2, 1994 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. She was born in Laceyville December 18, 1931, the daughter of Robert Long Sr. of Black walnut and the late Dorothy Trowbridge Long. Mrs. Whipple was a housewife for her husband and their family. She attended the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church and was a member of the Rush Vol. Fire CO. Auxiliary and the Goodwill Fire Company Auxiliary of Laceyville. Besides her father she is survived by her husband of 46 years. Elias L. Whipple Sr. of West Auburn, PA.; Five sons, E. LeRoy Whipple Jr. West Auburn, PA., John Whipple of Auburn Four Corners, Thomas Whipple of Springville, PA., and Donald Whipple of Meshoppen, PA.; Also two daughters Mrs. Sandra Strohl of Endicott, N.Y. and Mrs. Louis (Linda) Gregerson of West Auburn; A sister Mrs. Harold (Janett) Salsman of Golden Hill 17 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, James Whipple and a brother, Robert Long. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday December 1, 1994 from the Sheldon Funeral Home Main Street Laceyville with the Pastor Tim Barnett of the West Auburn Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Friends and family called at the funeral home Wednesday November 30, 1994 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. –Wyalusing Rocket contributed by Carol Brotzman

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

CLARENCE E. MARBAKER, 39 years old of 176 North Harrison Street, Johnson City died at the Charles S. Wilson Hospital this morning at 2:30 o'clock. He is survived by his wife Augusta C.; a daughter Doris of Johnson City and his father Miles Marbaker of Laceyville; Four brothers Oscar of Johnson City; Raymond of West Auburn; Harold of Tunkhannock and Harry of Laceyville, and a sister Mrs. Serino (Ella) Chaffee of Johnson City. The body was removed to the J. F. Rice Funeral Home 150 Main Street Johnson City where he will remain until Friday afternoon where it will be taken to his home.
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MARBAKER; the body of Clarence E. Marbaker . The body was taken to the J. F. Rice Funeral Home 150 Main Street Johnson City where he will remain until Friday afternoon where it will be taken to his home 176 North Harrison Street Johnson City where a prayer service will be held at noon, 12 o'clock. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock at the M.E. Church at Beaver Meadows. The Rev. William S. Crandall will officiate. The burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery.
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Clarence E. Marbaker
A prayer service for Clarence E. Marbaker was held at his home of 176 North Harrison Street Johnson City. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Beaver Meadows Methodist Episcopal Church. The Rev W. S. Crandall officiated. The pallbearers were John Willard, Fay Bassett, Arthur Carter, Leonard Beals, Lyle Price and Willard Wright. Burial was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. –Obituaries from the Hettie Moore collection contributed by Carol Brotzman

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

MONTIE MARBAKER, World War II veteran dies at 74, hand written paper date of June 3, 1973. Montie Marbaker of East Market Street Wilkes Barre, formerly of Laceyville died Sunday at his home after being poor health for several weeks. He was born in Stafford County, Virginia (September 07, 1899) son of the late Ernest and Ada (Parsons) Marbaker. Mr. Marbaker moved to Pennsylvania as a young man and for several years drove a milk truck in the Laceyville area. Following World War II he worked at Quantico Marine Base at Quantico, Virginia until he retired several years ago. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American legion Post at Kingston. Surviving are a son Albert Marbaker of Laceyville and a daughter Mrs. Clifford (Helen) Carpenter of Laceyville R.D#1.; five grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, two brothers Charles and Richard both or Virginia. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the B.O. Sheldon Funeral home Laceyville with the Rev. Paul Bauer of the Skinners Eddy Methodist Church. Interment will be at Beaver Meadows. Newspaper clipping from the Celia Benscoter collection contributed by Carol Brotzman 

LEON W. MASE of West Auburn, Laceyville R.D., died February 3, 1975 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. DeForrest Decker of Kingsley, PA following a short illness. He lived most of his life in the West Auburn area. He is survived by one stepson, George Sims of Friendsville; one brother Clyde Mays of Wellsboro; a sister Ruth Mays of Elmira. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral home, Inc. Laceyville. Richard Farley will officiate. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Newspaper clipping from the Celia Benscoter collection, Submitted by Carol Brotzman (I would like to note he was born September 05, 1890 in Sebring, PA. to Joseph and Nancy Grover Mase. His wife was the former Minnie Rought who passed September 05, 1890. They married in Elmira, N.Y in 1951.) 

EDWARD J. MAXFIELD died at his home in Leraysville on Monday March 10, 1914 at midnight, his death was caused by Tubercular Hemorrhage. The deceased was employed by the LeRaysville Furniture Company and was an honest and trustworthy citizen. A widow and three children survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at his late home. Burial was at Clapper Hill (Beaver Meadows). –Newspaper clipping contributed by Carol Brotzman (Edward J. born June 20, 1877.)

JOHN H. (HOWARD) MCCORMICK, 66, of Terrytown (Wyalusing R.D.#3) passed away Monday morning (May 06, 1963) at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where he had been a patient for two weeks. Mr. McCormick was born in Stevensville June 04, 1897(should be 1896). He had follow agriculture for the greater part of his life. For years he worked on Spring Hill the captain Chester Wells farm. He later bought his own farm on Spring Hill, then disposed of it and bought another in Terrytown where he has since resided. Survivors are his wife Gladys, three sisters Mrs. Walter (Tressia) Swisher of Laceyville, Mrs. Harry (Nellie) Patton of Wyalusing and Mrs. Russell (Millie) Taylor of Van Ettan, N.Y.; A son, Donald H. McCormick of Phillipsburg, New Jersey; A brother, Fred McCormick of Stevensville, a granddaughter, five foster children, Dora, Jack, Jean, Susan and Mickey all at home. Funeral arrangements at the Tiffany Funeral home in Wyalusing are incomplete. (Burial in Beaver Meadows) –A newspaper clipping belonging to Mae Fassett contributed by Carol Brotzman

JOHN HOWARD MCCORMICK of Clapper Hill, 4 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McCormick died April 3, 1949 after a short illness. He is survived by his grandfather John McCormick, grandmothers Mrs. Walter Pennay of New Jersey. Rev Gladstone Brown conducted the services at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. The funeral was held from the family home on Clapper Hill. (John Howard McCormick November 21, 1948 - April 3, 1949) A Mae Fassett clipping contributed by Carol Brotzman

CARRIE MCLAUD only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel McLaud of Silvara was born December 14, 1877. She was married to Charles Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Roberts of Auburn, Susquehanna County May 04, 1897. The future was bright before them and many fond hopes and plans were cherished for the coming years, Oh, but how suddenly the dearest ties were severed, the fondest hopes were crushed. On June 18, 1903, after an illness of only three days intense suffering the spirit took flight and the home was left desperate. The hearts of fond husband, the parents and little daughter of four years are crushed in this great sorrow. The sympathies of the entire community are extended to them in their sad bereavement. Yet, Oh! What comfort to know that Carrie gave her heart to the Savior in the Revival Meetings at South Auburn under the labors of the Evangelist Mitchell and was ready to go. How comforting to the friends are the words "Thou thou passest through the waters I will be with thee, and through the rivers I shall not overflow thee," etc. The funeral services were held at Silvara June 20, conducted by the Rev J.W. Johnson. A large assembly gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to one so highly respected and so dearly loved by all. The beautiful white casket rested amid a profusion of floral tributes, and friends gazed upon the beautiful young form robed in white as a bride. Internment at Clapper Hill (Beaver Meadows). –Newspaper clipping contributed by Carol Brotzman

SAMUEL B. MCLAUD - The death of Samuel B. McLaud occurred at the home of his son Guy, in Retta on Wednesday July 8, 1936 after a short illness. He was 82 years of age but had been able to be about until Saturday evening before his death. He is survived by two sons: Olin of Elmira and Guy of Retta, five grandchildren and two great grand children. Funeral services were held form the home on Saturday afternoon July 11. The Rev. Andrews of Camptown was the minister and undertaker John Rundell had charge of the funeral arrangements. Internment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery by the side of his wife (Effie Sturdevant) who had passed December 30, 1933. (He was born April 29, 1854 the son of Calvin McLaud and Hannah Carter originally named Daniel Otis, but the nickname Samuel was what he used throughout his life.) –From the William Hawley obituary collection contributed by Carol Brotzman

EDWARD J. MELAN of Kingston, formerly of Laceyville, died Tuesday February 10, 1998 from injuries suffered in an auto accident on Tuesday night. Born July 13, 1970, in Tunkhannock, he was son of David J. and Joyce Mason Melan of West Auburn in Susquehanna County. He was a 1988 graduate of Elk Lake High School and was a self-employed mason. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his fiancee, Kimberly Stesney, Kingston; brothers 1st Sgt. David Melan, Fort Drum, N.Y.; Michael Melan, Laceyville; Kevin Melan, Springville; William Melan, Tunkhannock; sisters Eileen Dymond, Tunkhannock; Colleen Newell, Laceyville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Patrick D. McDowell, pastor of St. Joachim's Church, Meshoppen, officiating. Interment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Beaver Meadows. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

AMASA MILLARD MURDERED AT PORT JERVIS
Disputed Timber Line Causes Murder of Amasa Millard of Clapper Hill Amasa Millard of Clapper Hill, employed by Wm. Ellsworth of Wyalusing, on a timber job at Port Jervis, Pa. was shot & instantly killed last Thursday, Dec. 5, 1918, by an enraged Jew, named Kresky, who had an imaginary grievance over a timber line. The timber in question was purchased some time ago by Mr,. Ellsworth, and the lumbering off of it was put in charge of Mr. Millard. Kresky soon caused trouble by insisting the men were getting over the line and at various times threatened the men with violence if they did not clear out. To make sure all was right, Mr. Ellsworth had the lines re-run apparently to the satisfaction of Kresky. However, on Thursday the Jew appeared in the woodsarmed with a rifle loaded with buckshot and ordered the men off the land, and being informed they were on their own tract attacked Mr. Millard, who warded off the gun with a cant hook he had in his hands. Following this Kresky ran off a few paces, and wheeling suddenly shot at Millard point blank, the bullets penetrating the heart and severed the jugular vein in the neck. Kresky was later captured and taken to Port Jervis, N.Y. where he is awaiting trial on the charge of murder. It is said that Kresky had at different times threatened to shoot children who went to a spring on his land for a drink, and the men in the woods were of the opinion his threats to them were merely bluff. –Carol Brotzman (Buried Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., Bradford Co., PA)

BLAKE L. MILLARD, 77, of 601 South Main Street Athens, died at the Robert Packer Hospital March 7, (1962). The body was removed to the Lowery Funeral Home 235 South Main Street Athens, where friends may call this afternoon from 2 to 4 and this evening from 7 to 9. Prayer services will be held there tonight at 8 o'clock. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Church with burial in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Blake Lyon Millard January 17, 1885 - March 07, 1962, son of Amasa and Emma Hoyt Millard. Husband of Elizabeth May Jay. –A clipping from the Celia Benscoter collection contributed by Carol Brotzman

GLENWOOD H. MILLARD, 75, of 5723 South Live Oak Drive, Floral City, Fla., passed away 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, with 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 contributed by Carol Brotzman

ROBERT GLEN MILLARD of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Lawton passed away Wednesday April 14, 1993 at the Tampa General Hospital. He was born in Wilkes-Barre on March 28, 1941, son of Eunice Patton Marshall of Stevensvile and the late Glennwood H. Millard. He was a graduate of the Elk lake High school class of 1959. He later attended Mississippi State University. He was a Veteran of the U.S,. Air Force and was later employed as a maintenance man for Delta Services of Tampa, Florida. He is survived by a daughter Theresa of Tampa, a brother, Leslie H. Millard of Meshoppen; four sisters Barbara Beeman and Bette Brown of Floral City, Florida, Jennie Graham of Meshoppen and Kathryn Millard of Laceyville. Four nephews, four nieces and twelve great nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday April 23, 1993 at 11 p.m. the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street Laceyville, Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Millard was a 100% body donor. –Wyalusing Rocket contributed by Carol Brotzman

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

CAROLE J. NEWHART, age 71, of Wyalusing, PA passed away Tuesday morning, October 13, 2015 at her home. Carole was born on July 1, 1944 the daughter of the late Edwin and Jane Frantz Newhart. She was born and raised in Susquehanna County and graduated from Elk Lake High School with the class of 1962. She graduated from Robert Packer Nursing School with the class of 1965 as a Registered Nurse. She was employed as a Registered Nurse with St. Ann’s Home in Rochester, NY. After retirement she and her husband, John T. Hickey, moved to Wyalusing, PA. Carole was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and was very active at her church, St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Wyalusing, PA. She truly enjoyed completing needle craft projects in her spare time. Carole is survived by her husband of 33 years, John T. Hickey, of home; her siblings Jeffrey Newhart and his wife Barbara of Elk Lake, PA, and Cristie Newhart of Lenox, MA; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sister and brother in law, Connie and Charles Pennay. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM from the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church with Father Joseph Manarchuck officiating. Arrangements were entrusted with Sheldon Funeral Homes, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Carole’s name to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parrish, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA . (Carole is to be buried in Beaver Meadows from what I hear. she never married John Hickey explaining the last name. –Carol Brotzman)

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)

ACTO FLOYD OWEN, 64, of Spring Hill (Wyalusing R.D. 1) passed away at the Robert Packer Hospital early Tuesday morning January 21, 1964 following a long illness. He was born August 31, 1896 at Terrytown Bradford County. He was the son of the later Charles and Minnie Sturdevant Owen. He lived all his life in the Wyalusing area where he worked as a lumberman until he retired a few years ago. He is survived by his wife the former Nellie Dickinson; six sons, Charles of Milan, Francis of Laceyville, James, LaVerne, Harry and Darrell at home; Four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Proof of Spring Hill, Shirley, Beverly and Linda at home. A brother, Fred of Bloomingdale, New Jersey. two sisters: Mrs. Carrie Beeman of Johnson City, New York and Mrs. Annis Salsman of Sayre and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 0'clock at the Sheldon Funeral home in Laceyville with the Rev. Theodore Stone officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Wyalusing Rocket, contributed by Carol Brotzman

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.

STANLEY R. PARYS of Laceyville R.R.#2 passed away Saturday February 7, 1998 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. He was born in Wilkes-Barre on February 12, 1915, so of the late Louis and Anna Frask Parys. He was employed as a coal miner and carpenter and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Surviving are his sons Arthur S. of Greensburg and John L. of Mount Union. Brothers Joseph of Daerborn, MI. and John M. of Laceyville. Sisters, Bernice Ramsure of North Carolina and Genevieve Aroano of New Jersey. Sis grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma (Jumper) Parys who passed away on July 2, 1987 and a sister Mary Shoemaker. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main Street Laceyville with the Rev. William C. Nelson, pastor of the Beaver Meadows Church officiating. Internment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Friends called on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. –Wyalusing Rocket, contributed by Carol Brotzman

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

PIERSON –MRS. LENA M. CLAPPER aged 67, 10 Pleasant Avenue Binghamton, died at 5:15 A.M. this morning. She is survived by two sons: Erwin and Ronald Clapper; two sisters: Mrs. Angie Ellis and Mrs. Marion Knapp all of Binghamton; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild also several nieces and nephews. She was a retired employee of the Endicott Johnson Corporation. The body was removed to the J. F. Rice funeral home 100 Main Street Johnson City where the funeral will be held Monday at 10 A.M. with the Rev. George Huber Pastor of the Little White Church of Conklin officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Meadows Pennsylvania. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 7-9 and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 (Just a clipping, probably from a Binghamton newspaper contributed by Carol Brotzman) (From my notes I would like to add her dates 1898-March 05, 1965. wife of Marble Daniel Clapper, daughter of Ida (Newman) Pneuman and Joseph W. Pierson)

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 

CHARLES (OTHELLO) PLACE (November 14, 1882 - November 15, 1932), son of Charles and Katherine Clapper Place Orthello Place of Silvara died at the Packer Hospital yesterday afternoon as the result of shock. He had been in the hospital about a week. He is survived by his widow, four sons, one brother and several half brothers and sisters. He was one of the communities leaders and will be greatly missed throughout the Silvara Vicinity. He would have been fifty years old had he lived until Saturday of this week. There will be services held on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock the residence and at 2 at the Silvara church. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadow Cemetery. –A clipping from the Tyler collection contributed by Carol Brotzman

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.

PLACE –MRS. KATHERINE FRANCZ of 365 South Franklin Street Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Silvara, Laceyville R.D. passed away Friday afternoon at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Silvara, a daughter of the late John and Essie Gross Place. She lived in the Laceyville area most of her life until she moved to Wilkes Barre a few years ago. She is survived by her husband James Frantz, a son Gary of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Newhart of West Auburn, Laceyville R.D. A brother, John Place of Johnson City, N.Y., seven sisters, Mrs. Seldon Swisher of Tunkhannock, Mrs. Kenneth Temple of Clayton, New Jersey, Mrs. Kern Brugler of Tucson, Arizona, and Mrs. Richard Moore, Mrs. John Conrad, Mrs. John Knapp and Mrs. Burt Scott all of Elmira, N.Y. Five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral home in Laceyville. The Reverend Richard Gregory, the Pastor of the Braintrim Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Laceyville R.D. Katherine Ann Place Frantz October 01, 1905 - June 19, 1967. (Hand written on paper 5/19/1967) contributed by Carol Brotzman

ORTHELLO PLACE of Silvara died at the Packer Hospital yesterday afternoon as the result of shock. He had been in the hospital about a week. He is survived by his widow, four sons, one brother and several half brothers and sisters. He was one of the communities leaders and will be greatly missed throughout the Silvara Vicinity. He would have been fifty years old had he lived until Saturday of this week. There will be services held on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock the residence and at 2 at the Silvara church. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadow Cemetery. –Just a clipping contributed by Carol Brotzman  (Dates from tombstone 1858 – 1908)

OTTO L. ‘DOC’ PLACE - (August 19, 1910 - November 8, 1966), Otto "Doc" Place dies suddenly Tuesday Night (Handwritten November 8, 1966) - Otto L. Place 56, of Laceyville, PA. R.D., prominent area business man and well known throughout the region died unexpectedly at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton, New York, early Tuesday evening November 8, 1966. news of his death comes as a great shock to his host of friends and business associates in this area. He was born in Wilkes Barre the son of Charles A. and Florence James Place and resided most of his life on a farm in South Auburn until two years ago when he moved to his present home in Skinners Eddy. Following his retirement from farming, Mr. Place became a general in insurance agent, a position he held for the last fifteen years. The deceased will be remembered by many for his outstanding musical ability, having at one time his own orchestra which preformed at many functions throughout the area. He was a member of the Laceyville Rotary Club, the Franklin Lodge No. 263 F&A.M. of Laceyville, the Masonic Consistory at Scranton and the Irem Temple Shrine in Wilkes Barre. He was also a member of the Towanda Chapter B.P.O.E., the south Auburn Grange, the Laceyville ambulance Association and the Methodist Church of Skinners Eddy. Surviving are his wife the former Marie Swisher, a son Alfred of Meshoppen R.D.2, Three grandchildren, a brother Emry of Laceyville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon Funeral home. Rev. Harry Rosengrant of the Skinners Eddy Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and in the evening 7 to 9.-Newspaper clipping from the Bessie Benscoter collection contributed by Carol Brotzman

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.

DONALD S. PROOF SR. of Springville, PA., formerly of Spring Hill passed away Monday May 10, 1998 at the Endless Mountains Health Services in the Montrose Hospital of Montrose, PA. at the age of 65 years. He was born November 20, 1933 the son of George Wilson and Dorothy Dodge Proof of Homets Ferry, PA. Donald was a veteran of the Korean conflict and served in the United States Coast Guard until July 1954. Donald and Helen Proof celebrated 41 years of marriage this past year. Donald was an avid outdoors person. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time outdoors, weather it was in his garden or just mowing the lawn. He especially loved the time he could spend with his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 41 years Mrs. Helen Owen Proof; his children; Donald S. proof Jr. of Camptown, Timothy Proof of Stevensville, Private Lawrence Proof of Montrose, Lori Pelton of Springville, Joni Lynch of Glenlyon, PA., Jodi Clark of Lawton, PA and Charlene Clingerman of Towanda; a brother Robert Proof and a sister Evelyn Kershner, many nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles and in-laws. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 13, 1998 in the McHenry Funeral Home of 106 Church Street, Wyalusing from noon until the time of the service. Interment will follow in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Wyalusing Rocket contributed by Carol Brotzman

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

KIM RENEE REPSHER, 8 month old infant daughter of Leland and Shaorn Whitmiller Repsher passed away at her home Friday morning in Meshoppen after a short illness. She was born in Towanda May 23, 1964. Besides her parents she is survived by a brother Scott Eugene, age 5, and a sister Lori Ann age 4. Her paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Repsher of Laceyville R.D; Her maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. William Whitmiller of Wyalusing R.D.; Her paternal great grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Clark Brotzman of Laceyville R.D. and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville with the Rev. Harry Rosengrant of the Skinners Eddy Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery Laceyville, R.D. –A. clipping from the Celia Benscoter Collection (handwritten on article) contributed by Carol Brotzman  

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.

RICHLIN –BARBARA J. (RICHLIN) PLACE, age 84, of 2887 SR 3005, Meshoppen (South Auburn), passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 21, 2013 at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Barbara was born on Nov. 28, 1928 in Towanda, the daughter of the late J. Martin "Marty" and Helen Shilkoskie Richlin. She was a graduate of Dushore High School class of 1946. Barbara was a housewife and homemaker for her family. She was a co-owner of Place's Place Farm in South Auburn, with her husband Alfred Place. Barb also was a co-owner of Victorian Sensations for several years, which was an antique and clothing store in Bardwell. She was a member of the St. Joachim's/St. Bonaventure's Roman Catholic Church of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. She was a member of the churches' Altar and Rosary Society and a very active member of the Social Concerns Committee. She was a member of the Susquehanna County Republican Committee, a former member of the Elk Lake School Board for which she was a past president, and the Shadowbrook bowling league. She was an avid traveler throughout Europe and Mexico. She was also an avid reader, gardener, and haybaler. Barbara was a very loving and caring person and was proud of her family, especially her grandchildren. Barbara is survived by her husband of 64 years, Alfred whom she married on March 1, 1949; her children Chuck and Mary Place of South Auburn, Debbie and Chuck Perkins of Stevensville and Eric and Linda Place of South Auburn; her seven grandchildren Cristen and Jim Charnley of E. Stroudsburg, Rebecca and Ashley McClain of Black Walnut, Seth and Kathryn Perkins of Bryn Mawr, Adam Perkins of Bryn Mawr, Nathan Place (Courtney Dumas) of Montrose, Ryan Place (Joanna Murphy) of Cambridge, Mass., and Erica Place and Bradley Arnold of Tunkhannock; her three great-grandchildren (and counting) Maxwell McClain of Black Walnut, Caity Charnley of E. Stroudsburg and Minnette Perkins of Bryn Mawr; her brother John and Elaine Richlin of Dushore; her sisters Betty Miller of Elmira, N.Y., Peggy and Bernie Fedroff of Dushore, Maxine Weaver of Dushore, and Sylvia Richlin and Marv Boyd of Roseville, Calif.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a great-grandson Layne Place Arnold on April 4, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at the St. Joachim's Roman Catholic Church in Meshoppen, with Father Joseph Manarchuck of the church officiating. Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home in Meshoppen. The family will furnish their own flowers. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in Barbara's name to: Social Concerns of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 245 State St., Wyalusing, PA ; Relay For Life for South Auburn, c/o Mrs. Martha Lott, 724 Lott Rd., Meshoppen, PA or Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth Mother of God Convent, c/o Sister Theresa May, 215 Wellwood Dr., Tunkhannock, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 2/22/2013 contributed by a friend Carol Brotzman (Buried 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

ROBERTS –FLOY L. MILLARD, 84, of R.R.#3 Montrose, PA. died March 19, 1999. She was born March 10, 1915 in Rush Township, Susquehanna County, PA. (daughter of Lizzie Alleta Hitchcock and Josuah Milton Roberts). She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law; June and Kenneth Rose, Halstead R.D.1; Alleta Gumear, Halstead R.R.#1; Ethlyn {Pestie} and Donald Roberts, Montrose R.R.#3; one son, James Heeman of New Milford; twenty-one grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday march 22 at Bartron Funeral Home, Inc. 74 Church Street Montrose with Rev. Alan L. Finney, Franklin Forks United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA. –A clipping from the Bessie Benscoter collection contributed by Carol Brotzman

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 

ROUGHT –MRS. MINNIE MASE, aged 83, of West Auburn, Laceyville RD1, died Monday night (December 22, 1969) at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre as a result of severe burns she suffered late Thursday. Mrs. Mase was a daughter of the late Leonard and Mary Bigelow Rought (born January 22, 1886). She lived in Tuscarora Township most of her life. She was a member of the Adventist Church of Tunkhannock. Surviving are her husband, Leon Mase; a son, George W Sims of Choconut, PA; a stepson, Harry Sims; 9 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Private services will be held with interment in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. –Newspaper clipping of Mae Fassett contributed by Carol 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).

LLEWELLYN ERWIN (L.E.) (LOU)SHARER (July 06, 1873 - January 10, 1959, Buried on the 12th)

Llewelyn (Lou) Sharer, 85, of Clapper Hill, Laceyville RD, died Friday night at the Foyle Nursing Home, Towanda following a long illness. He was born in Stevensville. He operated a farm in the Stevensville area for many years. He had been a member of the Laceyville IOOF Lodge for more than 50 years. Survived by two sons, Donald of Laceyville and Walter of Laceyville; 2 daugthers Mrs. M.V. (Grace) Bennett of Laceyville and Mrs. Mrs Harry (Anna) Cobb of Wyalusing R.D.1: 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville with Rev. Irving Bossert officiating. Burial in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. (He was the son of James and Elizabeth Coleman Sharer)  -A newspaper clipping belonging to Mae Fasett contributed by Carol Brotzman

A second clipping

The funeral for Llewellyn Sharer was held from the Sheldons Funeral home in Laceyville, PA. The Rev. Irving Bossert officiated. Burial was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. His wife the former Angie Corby died in 1947. Pallbearers were Elston Wootton, Max and Carl Whitney, Eldred Pickett, Clifford Clapper and Glenn Hunsinger. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

SHARER –MRS. MYRTIE MCLAUD, 75, died yesterday afternoon at the Robert Packer Hospital She was a member of the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. (Vera) Dunbar; a Son Paul of Montrose, two brothers, L.E. Sharer of Laceyville and Henry Sharer of Wyaluisng, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Lowery Funeral Home where friendsmay call after 4 p.m. on Saturday. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church with the Rev. William Reid officiating. Myrtis L. Mclaud (daughter of James Sharer and Elizabeth Coleman) May 19, 1875 - December 21, 1950. Wife of George McLaud. –A clipping from the Mae Fassett collection contributed by Carol Brotzman

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.

SILVARA –LOUELLA J. SILVARA HOADLEY (February 25, 1859 - December 01, 1940), buried the 5th. Mrs. Louella Hoadley aged 81, of Laceyville widow of Fred Hoadley died Sunday morning at 8 o'clock at the Robert packer Hospital. the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Skinners Eddy Methodist Church with burial in Beaver Meadows –A newspaper clipping contributed by Carol Brotzman

SINGER –MRS. EMMA MARBAKER, (born September 12, 1852) died in the Packer Hospital, June 29, 1940 aged 87 years. Nearly two months ago she fell and cracked a bone in one hip and had been hospitalized every since. Her husband John died in November 1922, since when she has spent most of her time in the home of her brother F. L. (Franklin Lewis) Possinger in this village. Funeral services were held here at the church on Tuesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Willets, burial at Beaver Meadows. –a Clipping from the Hollister collection, West Auburn, PA News, contributed by Carol Brotzman (Emma Singer was the daughter of Elizabeth Huffman and David Singer, however raised by her step father Peter Possinger.)

SAMUEL SINGER - Funeral services for Samuel Singer of 3 Harrison Street Tunkhannock, a veteran of World War I were held at the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church. Rev. William Reid officiated. Burial was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clifford Clapper, Eldred and Harry Pickett, Ralph Sharer and Elston and Olin Wootton. Memorial services were held last night at the Billings Funeral Home, 64 Bridge Street, Tunkhannock by Bennis Strong Post of the American legion Tunkhannock. –A newspaper clipping, no source contributed by Carol Brotzman (Samuel Singer May 17, 1888 - May 01, 1955 was the son of John and Elizabeth Hughes Singer. he was married to Adelia Frisbie Woodruff)

SINK –MRS. CLARA MITCHELL, 73 a West Auburn native  dies at Cincinnatus, widow of David Mitchell succumbed to a heart attack early Thursday morning July 28, 1966 at the Octlic Nursing Home, Cincinnatus, New York. She was born July 19, 1893 in West Auburn, PA, the oldest daughter of Solomon and Etta Sink. Surviving are a son Howard of Virginia; Three sisters Mrs. Anna Stefan Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Grace Haight of Cortland, New York and Mrs. Florence Brotzman of Beaver Meadows, PA; three grandsons: Howard Jr. Serving in the United States Army in South Carolina, Gary and Jerry and one granddaughter Kathy of Virginia; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday August 3 at the Wright Funeral home Cortland, New York. Officiating clergyman was Rev. Darrell Whittaker. Internment was at Beaver Meadows. A clipping form Celia Benscoter collection contributed by Carol Brotzman. Handwritten on article 7/28/1968
 


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]

CLAIR A. SLOAT, 72 of Osprey, Florida, died Friday unexpectedly at Osprey, Florida. He is survived by two brothers Norman of Coventry and Gideon Sloat of Binghamton; several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was a retiree of the Endicott Johnson Corp. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. at the Barber Funeral Home, 428 Main Street Johnson City. The Rev. Bradley Havens of the United Methodist Church, Windsor, will officiate. Burial will be at the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, PA. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A newspaper clippin of Leo Bolles contributed by Carol Brotzman (Clair Alton Sloat September 19, 1899 -November 12, 1971, son of Ella T Ruger and Charles Sloat)

ERNEST W. (WELLINGTON)SMITH former local band leader Ernest W. Smith, 90 died yesterday (September 04, 1956) at the home of his daughter Mrs. O.D. (Lena) Clapper of Laceyville, R.D. after a brief illness. He was born (September 23, 1865) in Auburn Township the son of the late John M. and Eliza Seely Smith. He was a mason by trade, retiring four years ago. As a young man he studied music and became a master of the coronet. During his life he led several bands including the Forty Fort band organized in 1890. He composed a number of marches, several of which were played by the late John Philip Sousa. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Clapper and Mrs. Stewart (Blanche) Caverly; Wilkes Barre; Three sons Fred M. of Floral Park Long Island; New York, Robert L. of Springville; Ralph of Laceyville; 17 grandchildren, 34 Great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church, Laceyville R.D. with the rev William Reed officiating. Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in Laceyville from 3 to 5 and p.m. –Obit from the Collection of Leo Bolles ontributed by Carol Brotzman


 
The clipping from the Wyalusing Rocket for the celebration of Lena SMITH 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)

MAX (ENOS) SMITH SR., lifelong resident of the Laceyville area was killed in a tree cutting accident near his home December 18, 1976. Mr. Smith was cutting a beach tree that has a diameter of approximately 1 foot in diameter. The tree was located in the rear of the barn on his property, and a chain saw was being used in the cutting. While the tree was being felled, it somehow split into and one half came down striking Mr. Smith on the head knocking him to the ground and fell upon him. Assisting the victim at the time of the accident was David Gruver and his grandson Roger Smith. They called the Laceyville ambulance which carried the injured man to the office of Dr. Charles Kraft in Meshoppen where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Mr. Smith was born May 17, 1910 on Clapper Hill, Laceyville R.D. 2 the son of the late Ward L and Iva Mayfield (should be Maxfield) Smith. Before his death he was employed by A. B. Cole and Sons of Meshoppen. He was a member of the West Auburn Methodist Church, the I.O.O.F Lodge of Rush and the Shiloh Grange of West Auburn. He is survived by his wife the former Mollie Marcinkus; two sons William of Laceyville R.D. 1 and Max Jr. of Montrose R.D.1; a brother, Benjamin of Inverness, Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Geneva Brotzman of Wyalusing R.D. , Mrs. Leola Melan of West Auburn, Mrs. Naomi Bunnell of Lewisberry, PA. and Mrs. Almeda Marie Ferris of Treasure Island, Florida. Six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home Laceyville with the Rev. Hayden Gilmore of the West Auburn Methodist Church, officiating. Internment was at Beaver Meadows, Laceyville. –Towanda Daily Review contributed by Carol Brotzman

NELLIE JOSEPHINE SMITH passed on Thursday (January 09, 1913) afternoon from a long illness at her home. Katherine Clapper President of the Cradle Roll presented flowers and covered the little casket with flowers. Funeral services held at the church (Beaver Meadows) at 2 on Saturday. Rev McKelvy. Paul bears, Marble Clapper, Oscar Marbaker, Bryce Whitney and Wayne Bennett. Historians note: Nellie was born June 30, 1911 in Tuscarora Township Bradford County, PA to Ward and Ivah Maxfield Smith. –From the Sunday school books at Beaver Meadows, contributed by Carol Brotzman

RALPH SMITH of North Flat, Laceyville R.D2 passed away Wednesday evening August 07, 1985 at the Allied Services Care Center, Scranton, PA. He was born May 29, 1896 a son of the late Ernest W. and Jennie MaGee Smith of He lived at Clapper Hill for many years. He was an electrician and had been employed by several firms in Pennsylvania. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Sandra (Robert) Rosencrance Jr. of Flanders, New Jersey. Two sisters, Mrs. Lena Clapper of Laceyville R.D. 2 (Clapper Hill) and Mrs. Blanche Caverly of Wilkes-Barre. Three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held Saturday August 10 at the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church by Rev Ruth Breitweiser officiating. Arrangements were in charge of Sheldon's funeral home. –Wyalusing Rocket contributed by Carol Brotzman. (Mr. Ralph Smith married twice, first to Jessie Violet Ransom (3 children Glenn, Richard and Dorothy) and second to Mary Leona Welch the mother of Sandra.)

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

COMRADE NATHAN C. STRICKLAND a Charter member of Spaulding Post G.A.R. died at his home in Tuscarora Township on Thursday July 30, (1903) and was buried in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery August 1. His funeral was attended by a large number of comrades, members of the Spaulding Post and soldier s in the vicinity of his home. Comrade Strickland enlisted in August 1864 in Company C. 203rd PA. Vol. and on the 15th of January 1865, at the capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina he lost his left leg above the knee and was discharged in the summer of 1865. Comrade Stricklands friends were numbered by his acquaintances. He had been a lifelong resident of Pike and Tuscarora Townships. He was 58 years of age. Soon after his return from the service he was united in Marriage to a daughter of John Clapper of Tuscarora. For nearly 36 years he resided on the farm where he died. A regular meeting of the Spaulding Post at LeRaysville on Friday evening on August 7, 1903. Clapper family clipping contributed by Carol Brotzman (Nathan Calvin Strickland, son of Seth Stowe Strickland and Mary Ann F. Cobb October 29, 1844 - July 29, 1903)

EDWARD THOMPSON, 79, of Albany Township, New Albany R.R. 1, died Monday evening December 28, 1992 at the LaPorte United Methodist Home following an lingering illness. Born June 5, 1913, in Montrose, PA. He was a son of the late Fred and Jessie May Sivers Thompson. He had been a resident of the New Albany Area for the last 50 years and had been employed as a truck driver for various trucking concerns and lastly until his retirement with the Rynveld Wreath Co. of New Albany. He is survived by his wife Arbutus Hawley Thompson at home, three sons; Fred Thompson of Camptown, Jamie Thompson of New Albany and Gary Thompson of Yorktown, VA; two daughters: Kay Barby of Wysox and Jo Ellen Newberry of New Albany. There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the McHenry Funeral home of Dushore. I would like to note he was buried in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review contributed by Carol Brotzman

FRED ADELBERT THOMPSON of Wyalusing R.D.#3 passed away unexpectedly Sunday on June 15, 1997 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born March 4, 1938 in Sayre, he was the son of the late Edward Thompson and Arbutus Hawley Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was previously employed as a plant operator for Wyalusing Municipal Authority. Fred was a former of the Wyalusing Grange and was involved in the local SHARE program. He was a member of the local Wyalusing Legion Post #534. He was known to many children in the neighborhood as "Uncle Fred." He was an avid collector of old movies and enjoyed spending time fishing in the local streams and ponds. He is survived by Sandra Hudak (nee Sayman), two sons, Brian and Sandy Thompson of Laceyville and Fred Jr. and Georgann of Virginia. A stepson Larry Vanderpool of North Carolina and his mother Arbutus Hawley Thompson of New Albany. Two brothers, Jamie Thompson of New Albany and Gary Thompson of Virginia. Sisters Kay Barby of Kodak, Tennessee and JoEllen and Larry Thompson of New Albany; 5 grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held June 28 in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery with full graveside military honors being accorded by the Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. Arrangements were made by the Kerr-McHenry Funeral home 106 Church Street Wyalusing. –Towanda Daily Review contributed by Carol Brotzman

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

TRANSUE –IDA MAE - Mrs. C. F. Fowler one of the best known and highly esteemed residents of Transue, Auburn Township died at her home Monday August 3, 1936. After an incurable illness of many months which she endued as cheerfully and patiently as possible. During her long period of acute suffering, friends and neighbors made many calls and sent sunshine baskets which were gratefully received and gratefully appreciated by her. Mrs. Fowler, who was before her marriage Ida Mae Transue was born May 1, 1867 in the home in which she spent most of her life and died. She was the daughter of Anthony and Susan Transue, two of the pioneer settlers of the Transue Valley for whom the Transue post office was named. Mrs. Fowler spent her early life in the old home tenderly cared for by her parents and a brother until their death. Several brothers and sisters died in infancy from diphtheria. She is survived by her husband Clarence F. Fowler, one sister Mrs. Alice Manning of Binghamton, N.Y., a nephew LeRoy Manning and a foster daughter Letha Sible and a granddaughter Nellie Mae Sible at home. Mrs. Fowler was a kind sympathetic person who always lent a helping hand to those in needed it and spent her life largely for others. At different times her home was open to homeless people. Especially children. Two other children Leona Champluvier Frazer and Lizzie Keeney found a home with her and a mothers care for many years. Mrs. Frank White, an invalid was tenderly cared for during the later years of her life until her death. Mrs. Fowler was converted in early life and joined the church. During her last sickness she had no fear of the future, only the dread of dreary days and nights of suffering before the portals of the life beyond were opened. Having spent her entire life in Transue she had endured herself to family friends and neighbors by whom she will be greatly missed. A short prayer service was held in her home at 1 o'clock p.m. August 5 after which funeral services were conducted at the Beaver Meadows church with the Rev. Frank W. Thomas officiating the Hymn service by the Place sisters. She was placed at rest in the family plot beside grandfather Leonard Fowler, or "daddy" as she affectionately called him in life while he made his home with them during his last years of life. Contributed by Carol 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

WELCH –MARY LEONA SMITH, 52, wife of Ralph H. Smith, Church Street Laceyville passed away Thursday afternoon at her home April 22, 1965 following a long illness. Born in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania (November 08, 1912) she was the daughter of the late John and Stella Titus Welch. The deceased resided in Laceyville for the past fifteen years and previous to that she had lived in York, PA. Besides a husband Mrs. Smith is survived by a daughter Mrs. Robert (Sandra) Rosencrance of Silver Lake, PA.; four brothers, George of Camden New Jersey, Clifford and Paul of Philadelphia and Grover of Wilkes-Barre; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home in Laceyville. Rev Harry Rosengrant pastor of the Skinners Eddy Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, there will be no calling hours. Contributed by Carol 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

FRANK WEST of Indian Hill, above this town who has been in poor health for some time suddenly grew worse on Sunday afternoon and died early Monday morning June 15, 1936. Mr. West married Miss Ida Decker on May 11, 1888. He is survived by his widow; two sons: Walter of Owego, N.Y. and Francis of C.C.C. Camp Slaterville Springs, N.Y.; and one daughter, Mrs. Florence Hanna of Smithboro, N.Y. Eight grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Nettie Haight of Little Meadows, Pa. Mr. West was 81 years old. Funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock and at the Beaver Meadows church at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Demarest officiated at the services. –Holister Collection of obits contributed by Carol Brotzman (Frank H. West June 02, 1855 (Devine Ridge Susquehanna County, PA) - June 15, 1936 (Tuscarora Twp Bradford County, PA.). (He was the son of Hobart West and Mary Bennett)

Sister of Beaver Meadows woman dies on her way to the hospital WESTBROOK –MRS. ANNA STEFAN, (nee Roxann M.) 73, of Cleveland, Ohio, widow of Frank Stefan passed away September 3, (1966) en route from the home of her sister, Mrs. Clark Brotzman of Beaver Meadows to the Tyler Hospital at Tunkhannock. Mrs. Stefan was visiting her sister at Beaver Meadows when she was taken by a heart seizure, she died before she could be taken to the hospital. Mrs. Stefan was born in Taylorville, Illinois (April 23, 1891) to Sarah Etta Westbrook, not married at the time). In addition the sister she was visiting when she died she is survived by another sister, Mrs. Grace Haight of Cortland, N.Y., a son Edwin (Hughes) and two granddaughters of Rochester, N.Y. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Sheldon funeral home in Laceyville with burial in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. –A clipping from the Celia Benscoter collection contributed by Carol Brotzman. Handwritten on article 9/3/1966

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

FRED WHEATON, of R.D.# 1 Laceyville, formerly of Silvara and Laceyville area's died early Saturday morning, September 26, 1992 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, PA. Born in LeRaysville September 04, 1914 He was the son of the late George and Mattie Orshaw Wheaton. He and his brother operated many stone quarries throughout Bradford and Wyoming counties for 32 years. He was a member of the Beaver Meadows Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his brothers: Henry and Guy. Surviving are his sons Gerald of Spring City; daughters: Carol Wheaton, Cedarsville, Arkansas and Theresa Wheaton Spring City; brother, Claude and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Sheldon Funeral Home Main Street Laceyville with the Reverend William Townsend of the Skinners Eddy Methodist Church officiating. Internment is at Beaver Meadows. Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of services Wednesday. –Towanda Daily Review contributed by Carol Brotzman

GUY WHEATON of West Main Street Laceyville, formerly of the Stevensville area died December 08, 1991 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital Tunkhannock following a long illness. Born in LeRaysville April 14, 1916, the son of the late George and Mattie Orshaw Wheaton. He and his brother Fred were well known quarrymen in the Bradford and Wyoming county areas for the past 32 years. His last quarry was located in Pike Township Bradford County. He attended Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church. Surviving are his brothers Claude, Silvara; Fred with whom he resided; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday from the Sheldon Funeral Home Main Street Laceyville with the Reverend William Townsend of the Skinners Eddy Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Beaver Meadows. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. –Towanda Daily Review contributed by Carol 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.
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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

LAWRENCE E. WHIPPLE SR., 73, of R.R. 1, Laceyville, (West Auburn) died March 29, 1997. Saturday at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, TunkhannockBorn April 18, 1923, in Laceyville, he was the son of the late Earl and Myrtle Brotzman Whipple. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was stationed in the Mediterranean Sea from 1943 to 1944. Prior to his retirement in 1987, he was employed as a security guard by Taylor Packing Co., Wyalusing. He attended West Auburn Baptist Church. He was a member of Wyalusing American Legion Post 534; Wyalusing Valley Memorial Post 7593 V.F.W.; and a life member of the Tri-County Sportsman Club, Silvara. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dale E. Whipple, and a brother, Orra Whipple. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, the former Doris M. Diesel; sons, Lawrence E. Jr., Gayle, and Lawrence (Dale) Whipple, all of Wyalusing; daughters, Mrs. Donna Brown, Allentown; Mrs. Edward (Lee Ann) Burgess, Laceyville; Mrs. Gilbert (Darlene) Kohler, West Auburn; Mrs. Kathlene Wilmarth, Wyalusing; a brother, LeRoy Whipple, Auburn Four Corners; sisters, Mrs. Polly Carpenter, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Nettie Canfield, Sayre; Mrs. Robert (Hazel) Stanley, Wyalusing; Mrs. Robert (Patty) Bishop, Auburn Four Corners; Mrs. Earline Dockins, Alto, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the West Auburn Baptist Church, Laceyville, with the Rev. Tim Barnett officiating. Interment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Goodwill Fire Co., Laceyville or West Auburn Baptist Church, R.R.1, Laceyville. Funeral arrangements by the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. –Contributed by Carol 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

CHARLES (WILLIAM) WOOD a lifelong and respected resident of Silvara passed away Tuesday morning (July 19, 1932 at his home here in (Silvara). He had been an invalid for the past six years, sufferng greatly at times. Mr. Wood was 65 years old and survived by one son, Ora; a daughter Iona both at home; a married daughter Mrs. Iva Brown of Harding, PA. Two grandsons: Charles and Raynard Brown, three sisters -- Mrs. Louise Harding who has been helping care for him for the past two weeks. Mrs. Carrie O’Connor of Binghamton, and Mrs. Gertrude Shipman of Buffalo. Funeral services will be held Thursday with internment in Beaver Meadows Cemetery. –A clipping from the Annis Tyler collection contributed by Carol Brotzman (Charles Wood February 11, 1867 - July 19, 1932 husband of Cynthia Jane "Jennie" Baker. He was the son of William J. and Sarah Elizabeth (Sharon) Owens Wood)

MISS IONA V. WOOD of Binghamton, aged 63 died July 01, 1968 at the home of her sister and brother in law Mrs. Charles Brown of 1567 River Road Pittston. She was born in Silvara, October 02, 1904 the daughter of the late Charles and Jennie Baker Wood. Miss Wood was a graduate of the Tunkhannock High school and Mansfield Normal School. She taught in Silvara schools for a number of years and later owned operated White Kitchen in Binghamton. Miss Wood was also employed by Hamlin Drug Store in Binghamton. Besides her sister with whom Miss Wood resided she is survived by a brother Ora of Laceyville R.R. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1o'clock at the Sheldon funeral home in Laceyville. The Rev. Richard Gregory, Pastor of the Braintrim Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery Laceyville R.D. A newspaper clipping from the Bessie Benscoter collection contributed by Carol Brotzman

ORA E. WOOD, 72 of Beech Grove, Laceyville R.D. 1 died Monday morning September 11, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre following an illness. Mr. Wood was born (April 12, 1898) in Silvara the son of the late Charles and Jennie Baker Wood. He spent all of his life in the Silvara area, where he was engaged in the garage business for several years when he was in partnership with Ernest Clapper. Mr. Wood later moved to Beech Grove where he operated a farm and hauled milk to local creameries. He retired a few years ago because of ill health. He is survived by his wife the former Ruth Benscoter and two sons; Gary of South Auburn and Norman of Meshoppen; a sister Mrs. Charles (Iva) Brown of Tunkhannock; a granddaughter Kimberly Wood of Meshoppen; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the B.O. Sheldon Funeral home Laceyville. The burial was in Beaver Meadows. –Towanda Daily Review 9/14/1972 contributed by Carol Brotzman

EDWARD WOODRUFF, aged 47 a native of Laceyville R.D.1 passed away at his home in New Milford, Township Susquehanna County. He had been in failing health for the past three years and prior to that he had been a truck driver by occupation. Surviving are his wife Catherine Gruver Woodruff at home; Three daughters: Mrs. Mary Soden of New Milford, Mrs. Gertrude Smith of Halstead, PA and Miss Noreen Woodruff at home; a son, Edward Jr. at home; two half brothers Harold Devine of Binghamton and Burt Woodruff of Laceyville; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Vanona) of Silvara; five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Bowen Funeral Home in Montrose. Rev William Davis, pastor of the Montrose Methodist Church officiated, burial was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. –Wyalusing Rocket contributed by Carol Brotzman (Edward Cecil Woodruff September 06, 1912 - October 29, 1960. Calvin was the son of Calvin and Adelia Frisbie Woodruff.)

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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