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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

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

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

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

FRANKLIN CENTER CEMETERY (Obituaries)
(Name changed from Christian Church Cemetery)
Franklin Township, Bradford Co., PA

JENNINGS   Carrie E. Jennings Fitch, 84, of Franklindale, Pa., entered into the presence of her Lord on March 9, 2010.  In her homecoming she was surrounded by her family members. Carrie was born in Powell, Pa., on June 9, 1925, the daughter of the late Nelson Jennings and Mabel GREEN Jennings. In early years, she attended school in Camptown, South Towanda, Franklindale and the Towanda High School. Carrie was formerly employed by Sears in Louisiana and by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany, Pa. On Nov. 10, 1941, she married Elwin P. Fitch at the Monroeton parsonage. Carrie assisted her husband in the operation of their farm in Franklindale for many years. She enjoyed raising and canning vegetables from her garden, cooking, crocheting, sewing and quilting.  Her greatest love in life was for her family and home.  Carrie was a member of the Franklindale Christian Church for over 40 years and served as president of the church missionary society for a number of years. Additionally, she attended the Evergreen Christian Church and the LeRoy Baptist Church.  She is survived by: two sons, Rev. Elwin E. Fitch and his wife, Arleah, of Tuscon, Ariz., Rev. Dr. Paul D. Fitch and his wife Janet of Somerspoint, N.J.; four daughters, Gloria F. Hargrove and her husband, Steven, of Poulsbo, Wash., Dolores H. Westbrook and her husband, Royal, of Kansas City, Kan., Rebekah C. Maxwell and her husband, Larry, of Patterson, N.Y., Enolia J. Fitch of Franklindale, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Constance Fitch of Franklindale, Pa., Genevieve Jennings of Spring Lake, Pa., Alice Jennings of Meshoppen, Pa.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elwin P. Fitch, on Aug. 26, 1999; a grandson, Andrew Dean Fitch; a granddaughter, Christina Dykes; five brothers, William, Cortez, Llewellum, Thomas and Laverne Jennings; two sisters, Irene Chilson and Marie Woodruff.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 12, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Ron Bly, of the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  The family suggests that contributions be directed to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Bradford County, RR 1 Box 143, Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Carrie E. Jennings Fitch.  March 10, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

JENNINGS –IRENE M. JENNINGS CHILSON, 76, of Towanda RD 2, Asylum Township, died Thursday evening, Aug. 25, 1988 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Aug. 12, 1912 in Myersburg, Wysox Township, Pa., she was the daughter of Nelson and Mable Green Jennings.  On Jan. 9, 1932 she married Harry F. Chilson Sr.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1988.  Mrs. Chilson assisted her husband in the operation of their businesses in the Asylum Township area for many years, as well as being a devoted wife and mother.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald F. (Beverly) Dunn of Towanda RD 2, five sons, Harry Chilson Jr. of Towanda RD 5, Francis L. Chilson of South, New Jersey, Leroy E. Chilson of Towanda, James A. Chilson of South, New Jersey, Richard E. Chilson of Towanda RD 2; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Marie) Woodruff of Sugar Run, Mrs. Elwin (Carrie) Fitch of Franklindale; a brother, William Jennings of Franklindale; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Patrick Chilson; a great-grandson, Christopher L. Spencer and by four brothers, Thomas, Cortez, Lwellyn and Laverne Jennings.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas A. Geiger officiating.  Interment will be in Franklin Center Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JENNINGS, RAYMOND S.,   Raymond S. (Hi) Jennings, 61, of Troy RD3, died October 28, 1986 as the result of a highway accident.  He was born July 2, 1925 in West Burlington Township, the son of Harry and Ethel Austin Jennings.  Mr. Jennings was a farmer and a member of the West Burlington Methodist Church.  He was a former baseball player and an avid baseball fan.  He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Eleanor Chapman Jennings; son, Harry Jennings of Largo, FL; daughter, Mrs. Dan (Evelyn) Updike of Hamlin, NY; sister, Mrs. Edwin (Effie) Dailey of Horseheads; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on October 31 with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating and burial to be in Franklin Center Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the West Burlington Methodist Church.  (TGR Nov. 6, 1986)

KELLEY Edna K. CRANDELL, age 83, of Franklindale, PA died Sunday, May 14, 2000.  Born January 18, 1917 in Leroy Township, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Percival Kelley.  She retired from GTE Sylvania in Towanda after 30 years of service and was a member of the First Christian Church (D9sciples of Christ) in Alba.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley C. and Rev. Thomas Blackall and Veronica and Terry Cade, all of Lewisville, TX; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister; a very special sister-in-law, Jane Kelley of Canton.  She was predeceased by her husband, Amos B. Crandell, in 1979; two brothers and four sisters.  Services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. W. Thomas Blackall, her son-in-law officiating and interment to be in Franklin Center Cemetery.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, May 18, 2000

KELLEY –EDNA K. CRANDELL, 83, widow of Amos B. Crandell and well-known resident of Franklindale, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Jan. 18, 1917, in Leroy Township, she was a daughter of the later Arthur and Alice Percival Kelley.  Edna attended school in LeRoy and was a graduate of Canton High School.  On Oct. 11, 1935 she married Amos B. Crandell.  She spent the remainder of her life on their family farm in Franklindale.  Amos preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1979.  After his passing, Edna spent the next several years traveling with friends and wintering in Florida.  She retired from GTE Sylvania in Towanda after 30 years of service and was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Alba.  In later years Mrs. Crandell enjoyed her travels, going to lunch and dinner with friends, and most especially her family and grandchildren.  She was known as an excellent cook and baker, especially for her sugar cookies and pies.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law; Shirley C. and the Rev. W. Thomas Blackall of Franklindale; grandchildren; Ronald and Karen Hooks of Monroeton, Kelly Hooks of Scranton, Pa., Shannon and David Taylor of Franklindale, and Troy and Rhonda Blackall, Sheri L. and Jamie Hoskins, John and Paula Blackall, and Veronica and Terry Cade, all of Lewisville, Texas; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Laura Mulcahy of Tunkhannock; several nieces and nephews; and a very special sister-in-law; Jane Kelley of Canton.  In addition to her husband, Amos, Edna was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Leo Kelley, and four sisters, Pauline Schrader, Ernestine Dobbins, Mary Kahler and Betty Mushock.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. With her son-in-law, the Rev. W. Thomas Blackall, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Franklin Center Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) P.O. Box 6 Alba, Pa. in Mrs. Crandell’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELLEY –ERESTINE KELLEY DOBBINS, 65, of 130 Snyder St., Selingrove died Saturday at Sunbury Community Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. (1980)  Born May 22, 1914 in LeRoy, Pa., she was a daughter of Arthur and Alice Percival Kelley.  Mrs. Dobbins was a former employee of GTE Sylvania in Towanda.  She is survived by her husband, Henry P. Dobbins; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Beverly) Yanuzzi of S. Waverly, Pa., a granddaughter, Mrs. Terry (Donna) Fairchild of Towanda; a grandson, John F. Loomis of Nashua, N.H.; two great-granddaughters, Teresa and Catherine Fairchild of Towanda; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Crandell of Franklindale, Pa., Mrs. Betty Mushock of Hazelton, Pa., and Mrs. Laura Mulcahey of Tunkhannock; a brother, Leo Kelley of Canton, Pa.;  several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Christian Church Cemetery, Franklindale. (Now the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.)  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.  The family request that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HARRY M. KELLEY, 82, of Burlington, Pa. died Friday, May 23, 1986, at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Born January 5, 1904 in LeRoy Township (Bradford County).  He attended East Granville Baptist Church at Bailey Corners, and along with his wife operated his farm in Granville Township for several years.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Russell (June) Ross of Burlington; three sons; Jack of Sodus Point, N.Y.; Joe of Granville Summit RD 1; and Jim of Troy; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Truman Kelley of Endicott, N.Y.; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mildred Schrader, on March 29, 1986 and by a son Harry Kelley, Jr. on January 22, 1931.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with Rev. Richard Martin, pastor of W. Franklin Mennonite Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Christian Church Cemetery, Franklindale. (Now the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.)   Friends may call at the funeral home, Monday 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Sayre, Pa. in Mr. Kelley’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELLY –DOROTHY RUTH SHEPARD, 67, of the Senior Citizens’ Building, N. Towanda, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 1984, at the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.  Born Dec. 12, 1916, in W. Burlington Twp., she was the daughter of Morton and Thersa Anderson Kelly.  Mrs. Shepard served as a volunteer at the Skilled Nursing Unit at Memorial Hospital for the past three years and devoted over 3800 hours of her time to the care and service of others.  She was loved by the patients of the nursing unit and by all who worked with her.  She was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Jack (Margie) Mathers of Hornbrook (Towanda RD 5) and Mrs. Robert (Marlene) Taylor of Sylvania; a son, Philip M. Shepard of Granville Summit; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; an Aunt Miss Grace Kelly of Rochester, N.Y.  She was preceded in death by her husband Donald J. Shepard on July 27, 1981, and by a son Jack W. Shepard in January 1958.  The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, with her pastor, Rev. Kenneth J. Lynde officiating.  Interment will be in Christian Church Cemetery, Franklindale. (Now the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.)  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2-4, 7-9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family requests that memorials be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, in Mrs. Shepard’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KELLY Morton M- West Burlington Educator, Is Dead- aged 80 of West Burlington died Tuesday at Troy Community Hospital. (1969) Mr. Kelly attended the SCI in Towanda for his high school education and was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College. He was principal of West Burlington School from 1915 to 1937.  Mr. Kelley taught mathematics at Toy High School from 1938 to 1958 when he retired.  He was tax collector for West Burlington for a number of years.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Shepard of Troy; sisters Edna Kelly and Grace Kelly, both of Rochester, NY; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Officiating will be Rev. Owen Barrett. Interment will be in the Christian Church Cemetery, Franklindale.  (Daily Review 1969)

KNAPP , Ruth Knapp Vanderpool, 66, of Troy, PA, died Friday, January 3, 1997 at the home of her daughter in Hinesville, GA.  Born July 22, 1930 in Luthers Mills, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Della Knapp Camp.  Ruth was formerly employed by the Marie Foyle Home in Towanda and by the Bradford County Manor in Burlington Township.  She was a member of the Troy Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  Surviving are sons, Howard C. Allen of Montgomery, PA and Dean L. Vanderpool of Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon A. and Clinton McCartney of Bentley Creek, PA and Lisa J. and Raymond Blow of Hinesville, GA; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Wood of Tioga, PA, Frankie Camp of Big Pond, PA and Linda Leonard of Houston, TX; brothers, John Knapp of Crewe, VA, Ralph Knapp of Troy, Frank Camp Jr. of Florida, Alfred Camp of Wellsboro, PA, Charles Camp of Tioga, PA, William Camp of Tioga and Michael Camp of Bentley Creek; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward Vanderpool in 1976 and Hubert Allen in 1967; an infant son Calvin Allen in 1950; and a brother, Robert Knapp, who died in the military in Korea in 1951.  Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on January 9 (2 p.m.) with the Rev. John Thompson, pastor of the Big Pond Methodist Church, officiating and interment to be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township. (Viewing hours are one hour prior to the funeral service.) [Not sure if surname at birth was Camp or Knapp - if you know let Joyce know and reference this page - Note from Pat MG - Under CAMP -Ruth Knapp Vanderpool.  Her parents were Howard L. Knapp and Della L. May.  Della married 2nd Frank O. Camp.  Della had 6 Knapp children and 6 Camp children.  But Ruth was a Knapp not a Camp.]

KRISE Dale E. Age 67, of Canton, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 4, 2006, following a courageous battle with Cancer and Heart Disease. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Shelby; three sons, Timothy Dale (Diane) Krise of Punxsutawney, PA, Brian Edwin (Laurie) Krise and Eric Scott (Kimberly) Krise, all of Canton; four grandchildren, Kylie Jo, Shannon Renee, Katlyn Bernadette and Nicholas Dale Krise; three brothers, Ernest (Marge) Krise of Troy, Bradley Krise of Canton and James Krise of Horseheads, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Rabold; and a brother, Leroy Krise. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. Services will immediately follow. A private burial will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 1704 Warren Ave., or the American Cancer Society at 1948 E. Third St., both in Williamsport, PA 17701.   Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/07/06

DALE E. KRISE, 67, long-time Canton area resident, died unexpectedly on Friday evening, Aug. 4, 2006, at the Troy Community Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer and heart disease.   Dale Edwin Krise was born in Ogdensburg, Pa., on July 6, 1939. He was a son of the late Kenneth and Hazel (Walborn) Krise.  On July 3, 1959, he married the former Shelby Jean Brown in Troy at the former Christian Missionary Alliance Church.  Dale possessed a strong work ethic all his life. In earlier years he worked at the former Hall Motor Co. in Troy as a mechanic for several years. Dale then established Troy’s Krise’s Tire in the early 1970s.  He saw to its daily operation for more than 20 years until declining health no longer permitted him to continue.  Family meant everything to Dale and he loved family gatherings and times spent with his grandchildren.  He was a talented handyman, bowler and woodworker who also enjoyed hunting, bike riding and snowmobiling. Armenia Mountain was always a special place in Dale’s heart.  Surviving are his beloved wife of 47 years, Shelby Jean; three sons, Timothy Dale (Diane) Krise of Punxsutawney, Pa., and Brian Edwin (Laurie) Krise and Eric Scott (Kimberly) Krise, all of Canton; four grandchildren, Kylie Jo, Shannon Renee, Katlyn Bernadette and Nicholas Dale Krise; three brothers, Ernest (Marge) Krise of Troy, Bradley Krise of Canton and James Krise of Horseheads, N.Y.; and many niece, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Rabold, and a brother, Leroy Krise.  The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 8 p.m. with the Rev. George Yokum and the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  A private burial will be held in the Franklin Center Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Dale’s name be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave. or the American Cancer Society at 1948 E. Third St., both in Williamsport, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

KUNZMAN –ANNA KATINKA (KUNZMAN) WILLIAMS, 96 a resident of Bradford County Manor since Feb. 1, 1994 formerly of Page Manor, Athens died on Thursday, July 28, 1994.  Anna was born at Elk Lake (now Camp Brule), Sullivan County, Pa. 0n July 11, 1898.  She was the seventh of eight children born to John D. and Anna Eliza Stephenson Kunzman.  She was proud of her rich ancestry, being a descendant of John Wilcox, who was an early pioneer of Sullivan County, Pa.  At age 13, Anna left home tow work and spent the better part of her life traveling and working in various parts of the country.  She often talked about two of her career choices.  One was running a boarding house at Carbon Run on Barclay Mountain.  The other was owning and operating two bars in Jacksonville, Fla.  After retirement, Anna could not be idle and spent three years making quilts, which she sold to supplement her income.  Those who own quilts by Anna treasure them for the excellent quality and craftsmanship put into each one.  Anna was predeceased by her only child, Dorence Lein on Sept. 22, 1974.  She was also predeceased by all of her brothers and sisters, who were William, Bert, Eric and John Kunzman and Lillian Hickey, Sarah Lantz Pelton and Nettie Estelle.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews.  There will be no calling hours.  A graveside service will be held in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations can be made to the Bradford County Historical Society, 21 Main St., Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

KUNZMAN –NELLIE I. ESTELLE, 91 of Rome died at the Bradford County Manor March 13, 1992 following an extended illness.  Born on July 12, 1901 in Sullivan County, she was the daughter of John D. and Anna E. Stephenson Kunzman.  She was a member of the Union Valley Mennonite Church.  Mrs. Estelle will be best remembered for her love of lowers.  She is survived by a daughter, Carol A. Post of Ulster; a grandson, Bradley M. Post at home; a sister, Anna K. Williams of Athens and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral home, 225 So. Main St., Athens at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Joel Histand of the Union Valley Mennonite Church officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., PA)

LANTZ –LULA F. LANTZ DIXON, 90, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda, Pa. died Sunday afternoon March 28, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born February 14, 1914 in Franklindale, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Hilda McKee Lantz.  Lula was a graduate of Towanda High School and in early years was employed by Ruggles Department Store and by Dr. N.O. Prusack as a receptionist in his dental office in Towanda.  Lula enjoyed babysitting for area families in prior years.  She was a member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Shakespeare Club.  Lula enjoyed traveling and politics.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and James Barton of Towanda; 10 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a special cousin, Stella Weed; and a special long-time friend, Dorothy Traver.  She was preceded in death by a son Lawrence G. Dixon on June 13, 1984; two grandchildren, Jane and Wayne Dixon; a sister, Marguerite Compton on Jan. 18, 1989, and a brother, Mert “Jim” Lantz on July 21, 2002.  A private funeral service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Reverend Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa.  Monroeton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 148, Monroeton, Pa. or to the Skilled Nursing Unit-Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in Lula’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

LANTZ –MARGUERITE LANTZ COMPTON, 71, wife of William C. Compton of Franklindale (Monroeton RD 1) died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 18, 1989, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Oct. 18, 1917 in Franklindale, she was a daughter of Leonard and Hilda McKee Lantz.  Mrs. Compton attended the Franklindale schools and also the Franklindale Christian Church.  Her main interest in life was in her home and family.  Survivors include her husband William C. Compton; a sister, Mrs. Lula E. Dixon, North Towanda; a brother, Mert “Jim” Lantz, Franklindale; a niece Mrs. James (Beverly) Barton of Monroeton; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.  Private funeral services will be held Sat. at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Larry Adee, pastor of the Franklindale Christian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Franklindale Center Cemetery. (Note:  Franklin Center Cemetery).  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  Memorials should direct to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 420, Sayre, in Mrs. Compton’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MERT MCKEE ‘JIM’ LANTZ, 86, formerly of Monroeton, Franklin Township, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, North Towanda.  Born Sept. 18, 1915 in Franklin Township, he was a son of the late Leonard and Hilda McKee Lantz.  “Jim,” as he was affectionately known by his many friends, was employed by various farms in the Franklindale area for many years.  He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways for 17 years until his retirement in 1971.  Surviving are: a daughter-in-law, Thelma Lantz of Ulster; grandchildren, Jeffrey D. Lantz of Ulster, Todd H. Lantz of Ulster and Jacqueline D. Lantz of Towanda; a sister, Lula E. Dixon of the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda; a niece and her husband, Beverly and James Barton of Monroeton; and several nieces, great-nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Howard E. “Dave” Lantz on July14, 1987 and a sister, Marguerite Compton, on Jan. 18, 1989.  A private funeral service will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township.  There are no calling h ours.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RAYMOND H. LANTZ, 83, of Towanda RR 4, Monroe Township, died late Friday evening, Dec. 15, 2000, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 1, 1917 in Franklin Township, he was the son of the late Archer and Hattie Williams Lantz.  Raymond worked on farms in both Pennsylvania and New York State for many years.  On April 19, 1945 he married the former Marguerite “Maggie” Long in Burlington.  Raymond was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church and the Towanda Area Senior Citizens Bowling League.  He recently completed classes to serve in Foster Grand parenting.  Surviving are his wife of 55 years Marguerite “Maggie” Lantz at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Elsie at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Elsie Lantz of LeRaysville; a son, Richard Lantz of Mildred; a daughter, Lois Somohano of Vista, Ca.; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grand-daughters a sister, Stella Weed Spencer of Luthers Mills; and a niece, Betty Bruggs of Athens.  He was preceded in death by a sister Nellie Lantz.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pastor A. Michele Somerville, of North Towanda United Methodist Church, will be officiating.  Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery, Franklin Township, Pa.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday morning at the Funeral Home.  The family will provide their own flowers. –Towanda Daily Review.

LANTZ Richard H. "Dick" Lantz
64, formerly of Mildred, Pa., died
Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington Twp., Pa.  Dick was born January 5, 1946 in Troy, Pa., the son of the late Raymond and Marguerite Long Lantz. He was a graduate of Troy High School class of 1965. Dick worked on the farm of Bud Pepper and as a truck driver for Burgess Livestock for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He is survived by: His step daughter, Charmaine Slater of Mountain Lake; brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and Elsie Lantz of LeRaysville; sister, Lois Somahana of California; aunt and uncle, Stella Weed and Lincoln Spencer of Luthers Mills. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa. Friends and family and call one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. - Towanda Daily Review, September 29, 2010

 

LAYTON Helen Scott

84, of Granville Summit, Pa., (Franklin Township) died Sept. 29, 2011 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Helen Marie Layton Scott was born on June 2, 1927, in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Frank William and Beatrice Mae (Chilson) Layton. On Nov. 20, 1945, she married Earl Fred Scott in the North Towanda Methodist Church. Helen will always be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother whose family and home always came first. She was an exceptional homemaker and talented in embroidering, sewing, cooking, baking and canning vegetables from the family's garden. Helen was of the Methodist faith and in earlier years enjoyed teaching Sunday school.  Surviving are her husband of nearly 66 years, Earl; five daughters Helen (Delbert) Breese of Troy, Nellia (Al) Toth of Canton, Patricia (Charles) Kingsley of Columbia Cross Roads, Cindy Coyne of Ulster and Mary Jane Scott of New York State; three sons Earl C. (Linda) Scott of Alba, Thomas F. Scott and Joseph (Kala) Scott, all of Granville Summit; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three siblings Doris Montgomery of Kirkwood, N.Y., Clara Kirthcart of East Stroudsburg and Gene Layton of Reading; numerous nieces nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a granddaughter Shyanne Scott; and four siblings Betty Layton, Irene Sterling, Mary Palm and Paul Layton. The family invites friends to call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive. in Canton. The funeral and committal services will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Evangelist Eric Smith officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Center Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – September 30, 2011

 

LINDSEY –FRANCES LINDSEY DUNN, 74 of Monroeton RD 1 died Thursday evening August 10, 1989 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born March 3, 1915 in Liberty Corners, she was a daughter of the late Eugene L. and Della Elliott Lindsey. She attended the Liberty Corners School. Frances resided on the Dunn Farm at Monroeton RD 1 for 48 years. She was employed by the Berlinger Silk Mill from 1936 to 1941. She was married to Gerald F. Dunn in October 1941. For the past years she has been making her home with a daughter, Janet Davis and Monroeton RD 1. Frances was an active member of the Powell United Methodist of the Powell United Methodist Church and at the time of her death was president of the United Women of the Powell church. Her main interest in life was in her home and family and other interests were her church, where she was a soloist, oil painting, gardening and flowers. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Janet) Davis of Monroeton RD 1, Dorothy Mae Lee of Monroeton; four sons: Alfred E. Dunn, David G. Dunn both of Monroeton RD 1, Timothy F. Dunn of Wysox and Thomas W. Dunn of Monroeton RD 1;two brothers, Edwin U. Lindsey of Towanda, Glenn W. Lindsey of Wysox; two sisters, Mrs. Helen D. Merrill of Athens, Mrs. Alvin (Eugenia) Horton of Lewisburg; 28 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; also nieces, nephews and an aunt, Mrs. Dorothy L. Miller of Powell. Predeceasing her were a granddaughter, Dorothy and a great-granddaughter, Amanda Sue on Feb. 11, 1988. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. August 13, 1989 at the Powell United Methodist Church with her pastor, Rev. Emmalou Kerchmeier officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The family requests memorials be directed to the memorial fund for the Powell United Methodist Church in Frances L. Dunn’s memory, c/o Alta Harris, Monroeton RD 1, Monroeton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review

 

 

LONG –MARGUERITE ‘MAGGIE’ LONG LANTZ, 84, widow of Raymond H. Lantz, formerly of Towanda RR 4, Monroe Township, Pa., died Tuesday morning, March 13, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Dec. 22, 1922, in New Albany, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Herbert E. and Mame Ormsby Long. Marguerite was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1942.   On April 19, 1945, in Burlington, Pa., Marguerite married Raymond Lantz. She was employed by Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y., for 20 years and later worked as a nurses' aide in private home care for a number of years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, on Dec. 15, 2000.  Marguerite was a member of North Towanda United Methodist Church and the Towanda Senior Citizens Bowling League. Marguerite served as a foster grandparent for several years.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Clayton and Elsie Lantz of LeRaysville; a son, Richard Lantz and Gloria Seifert of Mildred, a daughter, Lois Somohano of Encinitas, Calif.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Welch of Tennessee; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Stella Weed Spencer and Lincoln Spencer of Luthers Mills, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Laverne Long.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Interment will be later in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/14/2007

MAZZIE -MARY BARTHOLOMEW
Mary Elizabeth Mazzie Bartholomew, 59, of Monroeton RR 1, Franklin Twp., PA, died Wednesday, October 23, 1996 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Born July 5, 1937 in Stockertown, PA, she was a daughter of Joseph and Edna Pittenger Mazzie. Mary was a 1954 graduate of Pen Argyl High School, Pen Argyl, PA. For many years she was employed as a licensed pratical nurse at the office of Dr. L.W. Brown in Troy. She was later employed by the Troy Community Hospital, Bradford County Manor, Memorial Hospital in Towanda and also performed private duty nursing. For many years, Mary assisted her husband in the operation of their business, The Great Outdoors Grocery Store in Wysox. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Raymond Bartholomew, at home, her parents, Joseph and Edna Mazzie of Franklindale; children and their spouses, Cheryl and Donald Johnson Sr., Brian Bartholomew and Gary and Cheryl Bartholomew, all of Franklindale; 15 grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Gloria Mazzie of Nazareth, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on October 26 with the Rev. Thomas Henderson, pastor of the Leroy Independent Baptist Church officiating and interment to be in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., PA. (TGR October 31, 1996)

McNEAL - Bertha Randall, 96, of Troy, Pa., died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at the Bradford County Manor.  Bertha was born on Jan. 13, 1912 in West Burlington, Pa., a daughter of Bruce and Edith (CAREY) McNeal. She was the wife of the late Paul HICKS and Emerson RANDELL.  Bertha was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Her family's welfare always came first and she believed in the benefit of a good day's work. In addition to caring for family and home, Bertha was a great help on the family farm. She was a wonderful cook and canned from her gardens for many years.   Surviving are: her son, Paul Hicks, Jr. of Troy; grandchildren, Leslie ElLLSWORTH of Troy, Kevin Hicks of Coryland and Michael Hicks of Georgia; a sister, Naomi KENT of North Carolina.  In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by two grandchildren, Greg Hicks and Kathy Lynn Hicks; siblings, Isabell PITOFF, Alberta Scott and Ken McNeal.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Franklin Center Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial in her name to the Disabled American Veterans at P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.  RHW. Towanda Daily Review.

KENNETH A. MILLARD, 64, New Albany RD 1 died March 14, 1990 in Wilkes-Barre as the result of an airplane crash.  Born April 9, 1925 in Rush, Susquehanna County, he was the son of Walter and Dora Burchard Millard.  Mr. Millard was a graduate of the Laceyville High School, Class of 1943 and of Mansfield State College, Class of 1950.  He was a veteran of WW II, having served with the Army in the European Theater, and was a German prisoner of war.  He taught after graduation from Mansfield at Henderson (Nevada) High School from 1950-53; returned to the area and was employed by GTE Sylvania for two years before taking a teaching position at Wyalusing High School in 1955.  He retired from the school in 1983.  While at the high school, Mr. Millard taught aviation courses and was responsible for many students taking an active interest in aviation.  He also served as baseball coach for several years.  After his retirement from teaching, he became associated with his wife in a real estate brokerage until the present time.  He had a private airplane pilot’s license and was a member of the Towanda Area Pilot’s Association.  Mr. Millard was a member and deacon of the Laddsburg Community Church and served as its Sunday School superintendent for three years. Surviving are his wife Sara Morse Millard; two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Marcella) Ysharian, Harpersville, NY; Mrs. Brice (Lois) Pardoe, New Albany RD 2; three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Linda Millard, Canton; Rev. Victor and Cindi Millard, Haiti; and Wesley and Linda Millard, Fayettesville, NC; one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Buckley, Waverly; three brothers, Lawrence, Canadaigua, NY; Clifford, Waverly; and Walter, Downingtown; 21 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.   Funeral services were held from the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, with rev. Sam Jordan, his pastor, assisted by Rev. Victor Millard, his son, officiating.  Burial was in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale.  Graveside military services were conducted by members of the Dushore Legion, Wyalusing Legion, and the New Albany Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.  Memorial donations and contributions may be directed to the Towanda Area Pilot’s Association or the Laddsburg Community Church.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ALICE R. MORSE, 86, Troy, RR3, formerly of Franklindale, died April 22, 2005, at the Manor in West Burlington Township.  Born June 12, 1918 in Franklindale, she was the daughter of the late Clare and Frances Hemingway Morse.  Surviving are sisters, Eloise Morse, Franklindale, and Jane Almsteier and her husband, Dan Almsteier, Bakersfield, CA; brother, Richard A. Morse, Sr., Rome; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine Isadore Morse, February 22, 1956, and by her sister-in-law, Betty Baker Morse, November 16, 2004.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township.  Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, is assisting her family with arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MORSE – Canton, March 15 – Ernest Morse, aged 61, died at his home in Burlington township Friday evening. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Perry Strope of Burlington and Miss Anna Morse at home; two sons, Lloyd of Sayre and Edwin of Waverly. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist chuch in Franklindale Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in the Franklindale cemetery. . (The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa., March 16, 1942) (Actually In Franklin Center Cemetery - obit in error)

ETHAN CLARK MORSE – On the morning of April 24, 2007, Ethan Clark Morse, infant son of Duane Karl Morse and Elyssa Anne Myers, Monroeton RR 1 passed peacefully into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father.  In accordance with the family’s wishes all services were private.  Interment as in the Franklin Center Cemetery.  Professional services were entrusted to Morse & Kleese.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GORDON D. MORSE, 88, of Canton RR 1 (Franklin Twp.) died early Friday morning, June 14, 1996, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital following a period of declining health.  Born June 5, 1908, in Franklin Township, he was the only child of the late Herbert and Matie Willey Morse.  Mr. Morse was a well-known and lifetime resident of the West Franklin area.  In earlier years he attended the West Franklin school.  On March 7, 1934, he married the former Daisy Rockwell.  She preceded him in death on May 11, 1976.  He owned and operated his family’s dairy farm for many years.  Gordon was also employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 26 years, retiring from both in the early 1970s.  Following Gordon’s retirement, he was employed by the Bradford County Manor as a nurse’ aide for several years.  Gordon enjoyed the outdoors and in earlier years was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Mr. Morse served on the Towanda School Board and was a former member of the I.O.O.F. in West Franklin.  He was also a member of the former Towanda Valley Grange No. 204.  Surviving are four sons and their spouses: Carleton and Fran Morse of Batesburg, S.C., Raymond and Joyce Morse of Central city, Pa., Lawrence and Darla Morse of Monroeton, and Donald Morse of Canton RR 1; eight grandchildren, 12  great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 1996, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with the Rev. Richard Martin, pastor of the West Franklin Mennonite Church, officiating.  Interment will be held in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. today (Sunday) and one hour prior to the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. or the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center Annex, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Mr. Morse’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHN W. MORSE, on the evening of May 21, 2005, lifelong Franklin Township resident John Warren Morse, 60, died quietly at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born on his family’s farm in Franklin Township on June 3, 1944, he was the son f Eloise Morse.  He worked for many years as a farmer, truck driver and distributor of sawdust to local farmers as well as to the Taylor Meat Packing Co.  Never one for hobbies, his work was his passion.  On February 1, 1975 he was united in marriage to Gloria Hardenburg, and together they raised five children.   He was known for his great sense of humor, his keen knowledge of local history, and his willingness to drop whatever he was doing to help anyone in need.  Mr. Morse was a devoted husband, father and grandfather whose family always came first.  When his final moments on earth came, the family he loved so well was right by his side.  Surviving are his wife, Gloria, mother: Eloise, both at home; sons Ira (and Sandra) Morse and Duane (and Elyssa) Morse, all of RR #1 Monroeton, John (and Amanda) O’Connor, Canton, Michael (and Melissa) O’Connor, RR #1 Monroeton; daughter, Victoria O’Connor, New Albany; 11 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  An infant son Robert Warren Morse, December 27, 1975, preceded him in death.  The funeral service was held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton May 25th with Rev. Richard Martin, pastor of the West Franklin Mennonite Church officiating.  Interment in Franklin Center Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MERLE A. MORSE, 77, OF New Albany RD 1, formerly of Powell and Franklindale, died May 28, 1984, at the Muncy Valley Hospital, Muncy.  He had been a guest at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella for the past three years.  He was born July 6, 1906, in Powell, the son of Francis M. and Cora Varney Morse.  Mr. Morse spent most of his life in the Powell and Franklindale areas, where he worked in the mines of Barclay Mountains.  He attended the Valley Full Gospel Tabernacle.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sara M. and Kenneth A. Millard of New Albany RD 1; five step-daughters, Mrs. Lorriane Moser, Muncy RD 2, Mrs. Evelyn Ainey and Mrs. Helen Bennett, both of Towanda, Mrs. Delores Schoonover, Keene Summit, Pa., Mrs. Betty Bidlack, Long Beach, CA; five stepsons, Robert Stevens, Sayre, Ray Carey, Springville, John Clark of Towanda, Duane Clark of Monroeton, Elmer Clark of Virginia Beach, VA; 37 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with rev. David Wilkerson, pastor of the Valley Full Gospel Tabernacle, officiating.  Interment will be in Christian Church Cemetery (Now known as Franklin Center Cemetery), Franklindale.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening 7-9 at the funeral home.  The family request memorials be directed to the Valley Full Gospel Tabernacle in Milan or to the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ANDREW C. MOTT of Monroeton found dead in his home July 11, 1957, by his son, Clarence of Williamsport.  His wife had died on Sept. 12 of this year.  They had been married for 64 years.  Andrew Mott was born in LeRoy in 1874 and operated a general store in Franklindale for 40 years.  Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to Monroeton.  Buried Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.

MOTT –BETTY MOTT DALASTA, 72, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Lyndhurst, Ohio, and Franklindale, died August 14, 1992, at Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital in Sun City West, following a brief illness.  She was the daughter of Clarence L. and Hazel Mott and born in the home of her grandparents, Andrew and Carrie Mott in Franklindale.  She graduated from Greensburg High School and Seton Hill College, both in Greensburg, Pa.  Mrs. Dalasta later pursued graduate studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. And Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.  She held positions as a research assistant at the Cleveland Clinic and in the field of chemistry.  Mrs. Dalasta was proficient in several languages and had many interests including horticulture, music, art and antiques.  She was an avid doll collector.  A resident of Lyndhurst for more than 30 years, she served as a volunteer in area hospitals and sang in the choir at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lyndhurst.  She is survived by her husband, Fred B. Dalasta of Lyndhurst; a daughter, Jane Moore-Schwartz of Columbus, Miss.; a son, Evan F. Dalasta of Granbury, Texas; a sister, Vieva Acas of Palm Bay, Fla.; and three grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 1992 at the Franklin Center Cemetery, located between Franklindale and West Franklin.  Rev. George Nesbitt, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 13658 Meeker Boulevard, Sun City West, Ariz.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MULNO –EMMA CHAPMAN, 80, of Crooks Terrace, Canton, died Dec. 2, 1991, at home.  Mrs. Chapman was born Nov. 12, 1911 at Ellenton, Lycoming County, PA, a daughter of Wallace and Florence Rinehart Mulno.  She is survived by her longtime companion Oscar Tillotson, who resided with her: two sisters, Marion Broughton, Wellsboro, and Pearl Williams, Canton; two brothers, Luther Mulno, Barton, NY; and John Mulno, Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, who was killed in action during World War II, on July 6, 1944.  The funeral service will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.  The Rev. Richard M. Barner, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish will officiate.  Interment will be in the Franklindale Cemetery, Franklindale, PA.  (Should read Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.)  Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

JOHN D. MULNO, 79, formerly of McCallum Manor, Canton, died June 12, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born November 20, 1920 in Franklindale, he was a son of the late Wallace and Florence Rhineheart Mulno.  On October 15, 1949 Mr. Mulno married the former Marion L. Tillotson in Canton.  Mr. Mulno was of the Catholic faith.  He loved the outdoors and throughout life enjoyed working in the logging and farming industries.  His hobbies included hunting and fishing.  He also loved to collect and sell all kinds of antiques.  Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law: John W. and Sharon Mulno and James and Gail Mulno; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, all of Canton; a brother, Luther Mulno, Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Mulno was preceded in death by his wife on January 2, 1992 following 42 years of marriage: sisters: Hazel Labaca, Pearl Williams, Dorothy Webster, Dolly Hafer, Emma Chapman, Grace Broughton, Lillian Heeman, Marion Broughton.  A private graveside service will be held in the Franklindale Cemetery (Should read Franklin Center Cemetery) at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LEON JAY O’HART, 62 formerly chief of police of Monroeton Borough and Monroe Township, of Towanda RR 3, Monroe Township, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1996 at his home following a brief illness.  Born May 10, 1934 in Endicott, N.Y. he was a son of the late Harvey and Alma Vrooman O’Hart.  Leon attended the Owego Free Academy, Owego, N.Y.  On Nov. 7, 1959 he married the former Joan Ray in Owego, N.Y.  In earlier years he was a self-employed contractor and also worked for Wrisley and Kerrick in Towanda.  Leon served as chief of police of Monroe Township for 20 years and Monroeton Borough for 10 years, retiring in 1990.  He was also employed by the Towanda Area School District for 18 years, retiring in 1996.  Mr. O’Hart was an artist who enjoyed painting, pencil drawing and wood crafting.  He also enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.  He was a former member of the Monroe Hose Company, Monroeton.  He is survived by: his wife of 36 years, Joan Ray O’Hart, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Martin and Debbie O’Hart of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a son, Leon O’Hart Jr. and lifetime partner, Frank De-Francisco of New Britain, Conn.; a daughter, Brenda Mosier and fiancé, Lani Wood of Rome; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Kevin Sprague of Maine, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy O’Hart of Owego, N.Y.; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Odean Searle of Owego, N.Y.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 1996 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Troup, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. O’Hart’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

OSBORN - FRANCES O. SUTTON
 Frances O. Sutton, 82, widow of Stanley L. Sutton, died Friday, January 7, 1994 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born January 24, 1911 at Laurens, NY, she was a daughter of the late Burton and Rose Cope Osborn. She was a 1928 graduate of the Morris High School, Morris, NY. Frances lived in Towanda RR 3 for many years and in 1965 moved to Luthers Mills and later, in 1980, to the Hillcrest Apartments, Troy, to make her home until May of 1989 when she went to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Mrs. Sutton was employed by the Bradford County Manor as a nurses' aide for 17 years, retiring in 1975.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley, in 1964 and a son, Stanley R. Sutton, in 1985. Surviving are sons, E. James Sutton of Athens, PA and John H. Sutton of Lewistown, PA; daughters, Mrs. Gregg (Louise) Bower of Clarks Summit and Mrs. Susan Gary of Athens; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on January 10 with the Rev. William Pepper officiating and interment to be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale. Memorials may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Sutton's memory. (TGR, Thursday, January 13, 1994)

LAWRENCE D. PACE, 42, of Towanda RR 3, Franklin Township, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 10, 1961, in Kerrville, Texas, he was the son of the late J.B. Pace and Clara Chandler. In earlier years Lawrence was employed by various companies in the oil industry in Texas, by Taylor Packing in Wyalusing, and by Canton Manufacturing in Canton. Surviving are: his companion, Denise Gleason, at home; his son, Ray Pace of Towanda; three nephews, Herbie and Michael Hibbert of Towanda and Memphis Allen of Franklindale; and close friends John and Sandra Borden of Franklindale, and Julie Hibbert of Monroeton. Funeral services will be private. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  Towanda Daily Review.

LAWRENCE D. PACE, 42, Towanda RR 3, died unexpectedly June 1, 2004, at home.  Born August 10, 1961, in Kerrville, TX, he was the son of the late J. B. Pace and Clara Chandler.  In earlier years, he was employed by various companies in the oil industry in Texas, by Taylor Packing, Wyalusing, and by Canton Manufacturing.  Surviving are his companion Denise Gleason, at home; his son, Ray Pace, Towanda; nephews, Herbie and Michael Hibbert, Towanda and Memphis Allen, Franklindale; and close friends, John and Sandra Borden, Franklindale and Julie Hibbert, Monroeton.  Funeral service was private.  Interment was in the Franklin Center Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

PALMER –MRS. MARY M. CRANDELL, 89, 116 Forsythe St., Norfolk, Va. died Monday, Jan. 14, 1979 at her home.  She was a native of LeRoy Township and was the wife of the late Floyd A. Crandell.  Mrs. Crandell was a member of the Tabernacle Church of Norfolk, a member of the Franklindale Christian church and a member of the Rebekah Lodge.  Her survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Newton of Norfolk; three grandchildren and a brother, Paul Palmer of Canton.  The funeral will be held on Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Franklindale Christian Church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tide Water Drive Chapel, Norfolk, Va.  (Buried Franklin Center Cemetery)

PICKETT - BLANKENSHIP, Sarah Pickett
35, of Mill City, PA, went home to her Lord and Savior following a brief and unexpected hospital stay on Thursday, October 8, 2009. Sarah is survived by her husband, Kyle; her son, Isaac; twin stepchildren, Amanda and Brooke; her parents, Carl (Edie) Pickett of Port Charoltte, FL, Caroline and Robert Rubendall of Towanda; two siblings, Jennifer (Mark) Sheeley of Ulster and Seth Pickett of Towanda; nieces and nephews, Jessica, Heather, Daniel and Logan; several aunts and uncles; her dearest friend, Aimee Largent; and many special friends. Calling hours are from 11 – 2 p.m. Tuesday at the New Life Church, located North of Canton on Route 14 and McMurray Road. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Rugg officiating. Following the service, a luncheon will be held at the Church. Burial will be held in the Franklin Center Cemetery. Her family requests your consideration of a memorial donation to benefit her son Isaac Morrison c/o C & N Bank, Monroeton, PA 18832. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting family with arrangements.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 11, 2009
 

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