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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

Chemung County NY

Tioga 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

REED     Dorothy A. Wheeler, 61, of Center Street, Powell, Pa., died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, May 18, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Nov. 14, 1946 in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Marie Kennedy Reed. Dorothy was a graduate of South Side High School Class of 1964 and was also a graduate of the Elmira Business Institute in Elmira, N.Y.  In earlier years, Dorothy was employed by the former Red Rooster Restaurant in Wysox, Pa., the deli department of the former A & P Market in North Towanda, Pa. and by Ames Department Store in Towanda, Pa. She was presently employed by the Bonanza Restaurant in Wysox, Pa. and had worked there since the business began operation.  Dorothy was a member of the Powell United Methodist Church where she formerly taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Humane Society of the US and the German Shepherd Club. Dorothy loved spending time with her family, friends and animals and enjoyed camping.  She is survived by: her sons, Bruce A. Wheeler and his wife Patricia Wheeler of Towanda RR 3, John H. “Jack” Wheeler and his girl friend Julie Ritts of Towanda RR 3; four grandchildren, Amber, Jessica and Cody Wheeler and Joey Taylor; her brother, John W. “Jack” Reed of Horseheads, N.Y.; her fiancé, David W. Campbell of Powell.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, May 22, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the funeral service being held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be private Friday morning in the Franklindale Cemetery, Franklindale, Pa.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Dorothy A. Wheeler’s memory.  RKW  Towanda Daily Review

MAX ALBERT RICE
Max Albert Rice joined hands with the Lord on 11 September 2009 while at the Gettysburg Center Nursing Home.  Max was born in 22 Jul 1915 in Franklin Township, Bradford Co., PA to Harry Rice and Ruby Pearl Varney Rice.  Max was raised through the early 1920's by his parents on Grandmother (Margaret Madigan Rice) farm in Franklin, Bradford Co., PA and then lived on a Hornbrook Farm in 1928-1930.  He was schooled at  the Sheshequin grade school in Ulster for two years and then when the Hornbrook farm was lost due to the depression, he was moved to Monroeton where he finished his education at the Monroeton High School. He soon after met his sweetheart  Ruth Francis Allen and they were married on 15 February 1933 in Elmira, Chemung Co., NY.  Max and Ruth worked at the Towanda Woolen Mill before moving to Norwich, Chenango Co., NY about 1938. They rented on Maydole Street in Norwich and later purchased a home on Baldwin Street there.  Max worked in the Norwich Knitting Mill in the 1940's, as well working as a Fireman on the Ontario and Western RR (O & W RR) through the late 1940's. When the O & W was bought out Max and other O & W employees lost their retirement rights in the resulting bankruptcy.  Max and Ruth then purchased a 400 acre dairy farm just east of Preston, NY in 1949 and proceeded to run it with up to 150 dairy cows for about ten years. Max had a very serious auto accident about 1950 and was in a coma for several days in the Norwich Hospital. While farming, he also worked for the Delaware and Hudson RR (later the Norfolk and Western RR) as an Engineer  into the early 1960's. He retired in 1962 living for a year in an apartment in Binghamton, NY and for the next 25 years in a house on Route 11,  Kirkwood, NY very near to the Pennsylvania state line.  After Ruth's death, the family house on Route 11, Kirkwood was sold and Max moved to a rental house near the Kirkwood Cemetery where he lived for a year. Subsequently, with the urging support of his family, he moved to Abbottstown, PA to Beaver Creek Mobile Home Park where he resided from late 1994 to his passing in 2009.  Max has been survived by his son Robert, his daughter Margaret Stiles and four grandchildren, Todd Stiles, Colleen Stiles, David Rice and Carole Laman.  He also had four great grandchildre, Aston Stiles, Logan Stiles, Parker W. Rice and Addison S. Rice. He is also survived by a brother, Ralph of Unadilla, PA. He was preceded in death by brothers Glenn, Harold, Larry, and Fred. Two sisters, Kathryn and Amy also preceded him in death.  Max for years was a devoted Mason of the 32nd degree, an avid bowler, hunter and baseball/softball player and enthusiast.  Max's life in summary was one notable by his dedication to work and family and he will be sorely missed by all.  His remains will be buried in West Franklin Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Bradford Co., Pa where he will be set to rest beside his loving wife, Ruth.

JAMES F. RICHLEY, 79 of Powell, Monroeton RR 1, Pa., died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born June 22, 1927 in Powell, he was the son of the late Howard Richley and Ethel Brenchley Richley.  On Jan. 15, 1949, he married the former Edna Varney in Dushore, Pa., who preceded him in death on May 12, 2001.  James and Edna owned and operated the Richley General Store in Powell from 1971 until its closure in 1993.  He was also employed by the Martin Oil Co. for many years until his retirement.  Surviving is: his sons, Frank K. Richley of Powell and Ira J. Richley of Powell; two brothers-in-law, John Varney of Powell and Harry Varney and his wife, Carmen Varney, of Columbia, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, Pa.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review 5/5/2007

ROCKWELL –DAISY A. MORSE, 65, Canton RD 1, died at her home Tuesday, May 11, 1976.  She was born Sept. 4, 1910, in LeRoy Township, daughter of Harry and Helen Bunyan Rockwell.  She was a member of the W. Franklin United Methodist Church.  She was employed as a nurse’s aide at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington.  Her survivors include her husband, Gordon; four sons, Raymond Morse of Canton, Carleton Morse of Columbia, S.C., Donald Morse of Canton RD 1 and Lawrence Morse of Towanda RD 3; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Myers of Saco, Mrs. Pearl Schrader of Canton RD 1 and Miss Betty Rockwell of Canton RD 1; three brothers, Max Rockwell of Canton, Ivor Rockwell of Canton RD 1 and Bob Rockwell of Canton RD1; six grandchildren, one step-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Morse Funeral home.  The Rev. Larry Clark, her pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Christian Church Cemetery in Franklindale.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DARRELL M. ROCKWELL, 51, longtime resident of Canton, died peacefully while surrounded by his family on Friday evening, Oct. 15, 2004.  Born in Troy on March 20, 1953, he was the son of the late Maxwell Harry and Eleanor Marie (Davidson) Rockwell.  Darrell always loved being outdoors and enjoyed working in the tree cutting business for most of his life.  He was happiest when in the company of friends.  Darrell also enjoyed NASCAR, especially Bill Elliott and Kasey Kahne.  He loved playing darts and cards and liked working on cars.  Darrell liked everyone and possessed a witty, often insightful sense of humor that would bring to most a good laugh or at least an idea to consider.  He helped others in their times of need, but in his own life’s struggles he was an independent man.  Above all, Darrell felt blessed for the love of his children.  Trisha Rockwell of Arizona, and Arrell Rockwell, Rochelle Rockwell, Ty Rockwell and Shandi Rockwell, all of Troy; two grandsons, in Arizona; three sisters, Dawn Crandell (Mitchall) of Newville, Pa., Darla Carpenter (Jason Marshall) of Roaring Branch and Patti (Pat) Dowling of Canton; special friends, Diane (Don) Stout and Kenny Carey, all of Canton, and nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.  A memorial service and celebration of Darrell’s life will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  Retired minister Jasper Smith will officiate.  A private burial will be in Franklin Center Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to benefit Darrell’s children, in care of Darla Carpenter at 432 Bastion Road, Roaring Branch, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HARRY ROCKWELL.  Services for Harry Rockwell, 87, of Canton were held August 22 at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, the Rev. Larry Clark officiating.  Interment was in Franklindale Christian Church Cemetery.  Mr. Rockwell died at his home on August 19, 1973.  He was an ardent baseball enthusiast and was the star pitcher for the Laquin baseball team in the early 1900’s.  Mr. and Mrs. Rockwell celebrated their 87th wedding anniversary this past April 28.  Surviving are his wife, Helen; daughters, Catherine Myers of Towanda RD 1, Mrs. Gordon Morse of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Edgar Schrader of Canton RD 1, Miss Betty Rockwell of Canton RD 1; sons, Max of Canton; Ivor and Robert of Canton RD 1; 28 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Note: This is now known as the Franklin Center Cemetery)

IVOR ROCKWELL, 62, of Canton RD 1, died at his home Wednesday 12 July 1978.  He was born Dec. 1, 1915, in LeRoy Township, son of Harry and Helen Bunyan Rockwell.  His survivors include one son, James Rockwell of Elmira; three sisters, Catherine Myers of Towanda, Judy Schrader of Canton RD 1 and Betty Rockwell of Canton RD 1; and two brothers, Max Rockwell of Canton and Robert Rockwell of Canton RD 1.  Two sisters, Charlotte Allen and Daisy Morse, preceded him in death.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, and will be announced at a later date.  –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Buried Franklin Center Cemetery.

ROCKWELL –JUDY SCHRADER, West Franklin died September 7, 1996.  She was a daughter of the late Harry and Helen Bunyan Rockwell.  Mrs. Schrader was a homemaker and a retired secretary in the Monroe/Franklin Elementary School.  Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Edgar L. Schrader; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jeanne, Johnson City, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Shari and Charles Roush, Fountain Valley, CA; three grandchildren, Cara, Lenne and Chad; three step-grandchildren, Jennifer, Kimberly and Elizabeth; two sisters, Betty Rockwell, Canton RR 1 and Catherine Myers, Towanda; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Rockwell, Canton RR 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ivor Rockwell, 1978; Max Rockwell, 1986; and Bob Rockwell, 1991; two sisters, Charlotte Allen, 1971 and Daisy Morse, 1976.  A private family memorial will be held at the convenience of the family at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ROCKWELL, MAXWELL H.,   Maxwell (Max) H. Rockwell, 73, Canton, died October 5, 1986 in the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Mr. Rockwell was born October 14, 1912 in LeRoy, a son of Harry and Helen Bunyan Rockwell.  He retired from Schrader-Bellows International in Canton in 1981.  Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Davidson; sons, Dean of Nokomis, FL, Jack of Syracuse, NY, Duane of Canton RD1 and Daryl of Orlando, FL; daughters, Mrs. Paul (Shirley) Pepper of Troy, RD1, Mrs. Raymond (Maxine) Peters of Honeybrook, PA, Mrs. Dawn Sharp of Allentown and Mrs. Milford (Darla) Carpenter and Mrs. Ray (Pamela) Berry, both of Canton; three sisters and a brother; 23 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held October 8 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), officiating and interment to be in Christian Church Cemetery in Franklin Township.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association in Mr. Rockwell’s memory.  (TGR Oct. 9, 1986)

ROCKWELL Maxwell H. Rockwell, 73, of 54 Montague St. Canton, died
Sunday October 5, 1986, in the Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Mr. Rockwell was born October 14, 1912, in LeRoy, Bradford County, PA, a son of Harry and Helen BUNYAN Rockwell.  He was employed at the Schrader-Bellows International, Canton before retiring in 1981.  He was a member of the Order of the Moose No. 429 and the International Order of Aerospace and Machinists.  Surviving are his wife the former Eleanor DAVIDSON, four sons, Dean of Nokomis, Fla., Jack of Suracuse, Suane of Canton RR 1, and Daryl of Orlando, Fla., five daughters, Mrs. Paul (Shirley) Pepper, of Troy RR 1, Mrs. Raymond (Maxine) Peters of Honeybrook, PA, Mrs Dawn Sharp of Allentown and Mrs. Milford (Darla) Carpenter and Mrs Ray (Pamela) Berry both of  Canton; three sisters, Mrs Catherine M (Judy) Schrader and Miss Betty Rockwell, both of Canton RR1, one brother, Robert Rockwell, Canton RR 1, 23 grandchildren, five great-granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Rockwell was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. charlotte Allen in 1971 and Mrs Daisy Morse in 1976, a brother, Ivar Rockwell in 1978, and a graddaughter, Michele Ann Rockwell in 1980.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ Disciples of Christ officiating.  Interment will be in Christian Church Cemetery, Franklin Township, Bradford County.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association in Mr. Rockwell's memory.  RHW  October 1986, Towanda Daily Review.

MAXWELL (MAX) H. ROCKWELL, 73, of 54 Montague St., Canton, died, Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986 in Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Mr. Rockwell was born Oct. 14, 1912 in LeRoy, Bradford County, Pa., a son of Harry and Helen Bunyan Rockwell.  He was employed at the Schrader-Bellows International, Canton, retiring in 1981.  He was a member of the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose No. 429 and the International Order of Aerospace and Machinists.  Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Davidson,; four sons, Dean of Nakomis, Fla., Jack of Syracuse, Duane of Canton RD 1 and Daryl of Orlando, Fla.; five daughters, Mrs. Paul (Shirley) Pepper of Troy RD 1, Mrs. Raymond (Maxine) Peters of Honeybrook, Pa., Mrs. Dawn Sharp of Allentown and Mrs. Milford (Darla) Carpenter and Mrs. ray (Pamela) Berry, both of Canton; three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Myers of Towanda RD 1, Mrs. Edgar (Judy) Schrader and Miss Betty Rockwell, both of Canton RD 1; one brother, Robert Rockwell, Canton; five great-granddaughters; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Rockwell was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Allen in 1971 and Mrs. Daisy Morse in 1976; a brother, Ivor Rockwell in 1978 and a granddaughter, Michele Ann Rockwell in 1980.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) officiating.  Interment will be in Christian Church Cemetery, Franklin Township, Bradford County.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association in Mr. Rockwell’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ROBERT ROCKWELL
 Robert "Rocky" Rockwell, 68, of Canton RD 1, died April 13, 1991 at Divine Providence Hospital after a heart attack. Robert was born on July 5, 1922 in Leroy, the son of Harry and Helen Bunyan Rockwell. Mr. Rockwell was a self-employed farmer for several years after being discharged from the Navy.  He was then a millwright employed by several companies until retirement. He is survived by his wife, Phillis Long Rockwell; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Ted Franklin of Trout Run, Susan and Jim Taylor of Covington, Kelly and Ce'sar Cordeiro of Irvington, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Stephanie Rockwell of Sayre, Brian and Kim Rockwell of Williamsport and Robert and Lisa Rockwell of Granville Center; nine grandchildren; sisters, Betty Rockwell (his twin sister) of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Catherine Myers of Towanda RD 1 and Mrs. Edgar (Judy) Schrader of Canton RD 1; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Max and Ivor Rockwell and sisters, Charlotte Allen and Daisy Morse.  Funeral services were held April 16 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating and interment to be in Franklin Center Cemetery in Franklin Township. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton High School baseball team or the Drama Club, 139 E. Main Street, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, April 18, 1991)

ROBERT J. ‘ROCKY’ ROCKWELL, 68, of Canton RD 1 died on April 13, 1991, at Divine Providence Hospital, after he suffered a heart attack on a preseason fishing trip with friends.  Robert was born on July 5, 1922, in Leroy, the son of Harry and Helen Bunyan Rockwell.  He graduated from Canton High School in 1941 and served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  He married Ms. Phyllis Long on Sept. 26, 1948.  Bob was a great outdoorsman, enjoying all sports.  He closely followed the Canton Warriors and helped coach baseball.  His family and friends were very important to him.  Mr. Rockwell was a self-employed farmer for several years after being discharged from the Navy.  He then was a millwright employed by several companies until he retired.  He was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church, VFW Post No. 714 and the Canton Crofut Lodge Hunt Club.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Long Rockwell; daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Ted Franklin of Trout Run, Susan and Jim Taylor of Covington, Kelly and Ce’sar Cordeiro of Irvington, N.Y.; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Stephanie Rockwell of Sayre, Brian and Kim Rockwell of Williamsport, and Robert and Lisa Rockwell of Granville Center; and nine grandchildren, whom he loved dearly –Lee and Lisa Franklin; Thomas, Christopher, Zachary and Jody Rockwell; Curtis and Mark Cordeiro; and Dana Rockwell.   Also surviving are sisters, Betty Rockwell (his twin sister) of Canton RD 1, Mrs. Catherine Myers of Towanda RD 1 and Mrs. Edgar (Judy) Schrader of Canton RD 1; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents, Harry and Helen Rockwell; brothers, Max and Ivor Rockwell; and sisters, Charlotte Allen and Daisy Morse.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 1 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton, Mr. Rockwell’s pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township.  Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton High School baseball team, or the Canton High School Drama Club, 139 E. Main St., Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

RUBENDALL Robert Rubendall Jr.

61, of Towanda, Pa., died on December 16, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Robert Lee Rubendall Jr. was born September 8, 1952 in Pottstown, Pa., one of six children in the family of Robert Sr. and Delores (Nolan) Rubendall. In his earlier years, Bob graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School in Collegeville, Pa., and later served our country during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Air Force as a radar operator stationed ninety miles north of Gnome, Ark. Seventeen years ago, on September 21, 1996 Bob married the former Caroline (Westra) Pickett in Towanda. He then became a part of Caroline and her family's lives; becoming a husband, a father, and a grandfather all at once. This was probably the biggest shock of Bob's life, having been a bachelor for 44 years. Bob was a bit rough around the edges, a little untried; but God had a plan for him, regardless of his flaws and inexperience. Through the years, he showed his family and friends what perseverance, selflessness, kindness, respect, patience, and generosity were all about. Bob was a constant source of encouragement, solidarity, and help during times of need. Bob was an active and faithful member of the New Life Church. He served in many capacities including teaching the Understanding God Class for Adults, playing drums for their worship team and was the church's undisputed horseshoe champion for three years. An avid sports fan, Bob enjoyed watching football and baseball games. His favorite teams were the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies. He enjoyed taking on projects at home, tinkering with the farm equipment, making improvements, taking care of the fields, and deer hunting. Though he was always busy between working, farming, and teaching at the church; he never missed an opportunity to participate in family events as well. He liked to play music and was an excellent drummer. Bob carried this passion with him to ministry with New Life and pleasure with his friends in "The Old Man Band," which gathers monthly. Bob was also a founding member of the "Moon Fest," which takes place semi-annually, and looked forward to it every time it came around. He was always happy to share his insight, experiences, and views with his family, friends, and acquaintances. Bob also had many talents. He was a football player in his high school days and played in several garage bands with his friends during his 20s. He lived in Michigan for several years, where he worked as a surveyor to open up land for pipelines. After moving back to Pennsylvania, he started his own business, Rubendall Construction, where he worked as a carpenter and electrician for over 40 years. Bob was mechanically inclined, always fixing one thing or another. He was a highly motivated individual, an energetic go getter who prided himself in his work and reputation. He was an early riser who was not afraid of the work and toil that accompanied each day. Bob was also an accomplished story teller and loved to relate his experiences with friends and coworkers whenever he could. In addition to his parents Robert Sr. and Delores Rubendall of Schwenksville, Pa., Bob is survived by his wife Caroline; two step-children Jennifer (Mark) Sheeley of Ulster, Pa., and Seth Pickett (his fiancée, Maria Padilla) both of Canton, Pa.; eight step-grandchildren, Daniel, Jessica, Heather, Logan, Isaac, Madison, Jada and Jacey; three sisters and two brothers Betsy (Steve) Bernstiel of San Antonio, Fla., Mary Ellen (Phil) Schaffer of Wernersville, Pa., Bruce (Tracy) Rubendall of Douglasville, Pa., Rick (Amy) Rubendall of Blountville, Tenn., Darlene (John) Gemmell of Wernersville, Pa.; many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends; Joe and Dee Righter of Fassett, Pa., Guire and Pat Webb, Brad McClure all of Troy, Pa. and Paul and Danette Hamburger of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. He was predeceased by his step daughter, Sarah Pickett Blankenship and dear friend, Nathan Snyder. Friends are invited to call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, at the New Life Church, 299 McMurray Rd. in Canton Twp. His pastor, Rev. Glen Landis, will officiate the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Franklin Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Caroline Rubendall c/o New Life Church at 299 McMurray Rd., Canton, PA 17724. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. Towanda Daily News – December 19, 2013

 

RUDDEROW Eunice Rudderow Kier
90, of Southside Road, Monroeton, Franklin Twp., Pa., died Sunday morning, Oct. 17, 2010, at her home. Eunice was born in Grenloch, N.J. on Jan. 24, 1920, the daughter of the late Byron P. Rudderow and Louella Young Rudderow.  She was a graduate of Glassboro High School, Glassboro, N.J. Class of 1938 and was subsequently employed by the Owens-Illinois Company in Glassboro. In 1940, she married Charles D. Kier in New Jersey and the couple later moved to the Franklin Twp. area on May 1, 1953. Eunice was employed by the W.T. Grant Store and Bloss Bootery in Towanda for several years and later worked at the Bradford County Courthouse for five years. She was later employed by the Bradford County Board of Assistance for 22 years until her retirement having served as a supervisor there for 16 years. Eunice and her husband Charles enjoyed extensive traveling and camping with their motor home having visited 46 of the lower 48 states. They also enjoyed trips to the Caribbean. Eunice enjoyed working outdoors and caring for her property. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles, knitting, crocheting, quilting, macramé, cross stitch and embroidery work. Eunice was a member of the New Life Church in Canton, Pa. and Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76 in Towanda having served as Worthy Matron in 1978.  Surviving are: her children, Bette Crayton and her husband Lee Crayton of West Franklin, Pa., James D. Kier and his wife Vicki Kier of Waverly, N.Y., Charles B. Kier of Sussex, N.J.; grandchildren, Luanne Crayton of Alexandria, Va., Kristi Crayton Felouzis and her husband Michael Felouzis of Purcellville, Va., John David (J.D.) Crayton and his wife Janelle Crayton of Vestal, N.Y., Jodi Lynn Kier Walters and her husband Douglas Walters of Sayre, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Charlsey Walters and Robert Walters, sister-in-law, Gladys Rudderow of Mantua, N.J., brother-in-law, Frank Bill of Mullica Hill, N.J.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Charles D. Kier on June 16, 1998; brothers, Byron Rudderow, Donald Rudderow and Edwin Rudderow; and sisters, Claire McIlvain and Myra Jean Rudderow. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the New Life Church in Canton, Pa., with the Rev. Glen Landis, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, October 18, 2010

 

SCOTT Earl F. Scott

89, of Franklin Twp., Granville Summit, Pa., died on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Towanda's Memorial Hospital. Earl Fred Scott was born in Brocktown near Powell on July 9, 1924. He was a son of the late Earl T. and Orinda F. (Chilson) Scott. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Company E. Mr. Scott was awarded two Purple Hearts and saw action in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, the Rhineland and Central Europe. On Nov. 20, 1945, Earl married the former Helen Layton in the North Towanda Methodist Church. They raised eight children and shared nearly 66 years of marriage before her passing on Sept. 29, 2011.Earl was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 38 years before retiring. He was happiest while keeping busy and enjoyed times spent outdoors, especially gardening, raising animals, hunting and fishing. He was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are his children Helen (Delbert) Breese of Troy, Nellia (Al) Toth of Canton, Patricia (Charles) Kingsley of Columbia Cross Roads, Cindy Coyne of Ulster, Mary Jane Scott of New York, Earl C. (Linda) Scott of Alba, Thomas F. Scott of Towanda and Joseph (Kala) Scott of Granville Summit; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mertie and Betty .In addition to his wife Helen, Earl was predeceased by two brothers and several sisters. Calling hours are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton with services at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Andrew Weidner officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Center Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – August 4, 2013

 

SCOTT - Shyanne Marie Scott, infant daughter of Joseph K. and Kala L. Raymond Scott of RR 1, Granville Summit, Pa., died Thursday evening, June 5, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. In addition to her parents she is survived by: her brothers, Joseph D. Scott, Bradley William Scott and Paul Robert Scott at home; her sisters, Beatrice Mae Scott and Sandra Kay Scott at home; her paternal grandparents, Earl and Helen Scott of Franklindale, Pa.; her maternal grandmother, Betty Austin of Ridgebury, Pa.; her maternal grandfather and his wife, Del and Wanda Raymond of South Carolina; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, 10 June 2008

EDGAR L. SCHRADER, 89, a lifelong resident of West Franklin, Pa. died Saturday, July 8, 2000 at Binghamton General Hospital.  Born Aug. 25, 1910 in West Franklin, he was a son of the late Burton Reuben and Susie Mae Williams Schrader.  Edgar was a graduate of Towanda High School.  On June 29, 1938 he married the former Judy Rockwell, she preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 1996.  Together they shared 58 years of marriage.  Edgar honorably served our country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of chief petty officer.  During World War II he served aboard submarines in the Pacific Ocean.  After his retirement from the Navy, Edgar worked as an electrician and was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda.  Edgar was a member of the West Franklin Methodist Church.  He enjoyed making and refinishing furniture, gardening and lawn work and collecting antiques.  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Jeanne F. Schrader of Johnson City, N.Y.; a daughter and son-in-law Shari and Charles Roush of Fountain Valley, Calif.; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, Cara, Leanne and Chad Roush and Jennifer, Kimberly and Elizabeth Leonard; a sister, Louesa White of Towanda; five sisters-in-law, Nellie Schrader Brougham, Florence Schrader and Catherine Myers, all of Towanda and Betty Rockwell and Phyllis Rockwell of Leroy; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, Judy, Mr. Schrader was preceded in death by two infant brothers, Lloyd and Wayne Schrader, four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Floyd and Ethel Schrader, Robert and Pauline Schrader, Thad Schrader and John Schrader Sr.; six sisters and seven brothers-in-law, Maud and William Gentry, Laura and Joe Burroughs, Edith and Paul Harden, Bessie and Gerald Ayres, Flora and Leroy Jarrett, Mildred and Harry Kelly and Harold White.  There will be no calling hours.  The family invites friends to attend a memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment will be held in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

LAWRENCE H. SCHRADER, 35 of LeRoy died Monday, July 29, 1985 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born July 3, 1950 in Sayre, he was the son of Harold and Beverly Morse Schrader.  He was a 1968 graduate of Canton High School and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  Mr. Schrader was a member of the former Franklindale United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his parents, Harold and Beverly Morse Schrader; a son, Ryan Thad Schrader of Troy RD; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Pamela Schrader and Russell and Vicki Schrader, all of Canton; a sister and brother-in-law, Paula and Dennis Bellows of Green Free Library or the Canton Community Nursing Service.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

SCHRADER –MILDRED S. KELLEY, 78 of Burlington, died Saturday, March 29, 1986 at the troy Community Hospital.  Born July 9, 1907 in Granville Township she was a daughter of Burton and Susan Williams Schrader.  She attended the East Granville Baptist Church at Baileys Corners and along with her husband, operated a farm there for several years.  Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Harry; one 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; one brother, Edgar Schrader of West Franklin; two sisters Mrs. Jerry (Flora) Jarrett of Lake Alfred, Fla. and Louise White of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a son, Harry Kelley Jr. on Jan. 22, 1931.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Richard Martin pastor of the West 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 from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church memorial fund or a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Kelley’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SHINER –JUANITA E. SHINER DODGE, widow of Lavern “Sam” Dodge of 1009 ½ Monroe Ts., Endicott, N.Y., died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 29, 1990, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y.  Born Dec. 11, 1907 in Towanda, she was the daughter of Merton J. and Edna Rockwell Shiner.  She was a graduate of Towanda High School and was formerly employed by the Union-Endicott, N.Y., school system.  Mrs. Dodge was a native of the Towanda area and was affectionately known as “Skeet.”  She possessed many friends throughout the area.  Mrs. Dodge was predeceased by her husband, Sam, on Dec. 24, 1975.  She was a member of the Central Methodist Church of Endicott and the Endicott Republican Club.  Mrs. Dodge is survived by two sons, William Dodge of Lexington, Ky., and Robert Dodge of Apalachin, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (LaVerna) Oliver of Georgetown, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and also by nieces and nephews.  A private funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 1990, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale.  The family request that memorials be directed to the Town of Union Volunteer Emergency Squad, Ave., B. and Pearl St., Endwell, N.Y. in Mrs. Dodge’s memory.

SMILEY –MRS. CARRIE MOTT – Announcement was made of the death on September 19 of Mrs. Carrie Mott of Monroeton at the age of 82, a native of Granville Twp. and wife of A. C. Mott, whom she married 64 years ago.  They first settled on a farm near Leroy but then operated a general store at Franklindale for 43 years retiring in 1953.  (Buried Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp.)

IVAN SMILEY, 81, of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda died Tuesday evening, Jan. 14, 1997 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born August 15, 1915 in West Franklin, Pa. he was a son of the late Dorsey and Ethel Irene Carey Smiley.  Ivan was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.  Mr. Smiley was a former resident of Congers, N.Y. and was employed as an electrician in New York State for many years.  Mr. Smiley had been a resident of the Towanda area since 1990.  He was a past post commander of the American Legion.  Ivan enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, fishing and gardening.  He is survived by; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ginger “Johnny” Smiley of Rome RR 1; a sister, Isodene Rockwell of Sheffield, Pa., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Leon, Merwin, Carlyle, Lyndon, Perley, Eugene and Rodney Smiley and by a sister, Doris.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating.  Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Friday morning at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

SMILEY –LENA (SMILEY) COLTON age 92 of Troy, Pa. Saturday, May 29, 1976 at the Troy Community Hospital.   Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service at the funeral home Tuesday 2 p.m.  The Rev. Ann Palmer.  Burial in Franklindale (Franklin Center) Cemetery.  Survived by one brother, Olin Smiley of Binghamton, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  She was born in W. Franklin, Pa. on Sept. 15, 1883, a member of Troy Rebekah Lodge and a charter member and past noble grand of the W. Franklin Rebekah’s, Troy Hospital Auxiliary, member of Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1976

SMITH - BOVIER, EDNA S.,  Services for Edna S.Bovier, 64, of 1105 Campbell St., Williamsport, (formerly of W. Franklin) were held Tuesday, July 3 at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. John S. Mullen and Rev.Larry Clark officiating.  Interment was held in the Franklindale Christian Church Cemetery,  Franklin Township.  Mrs. Bovier died Friday, June 29, 1984 in the Williamsport Hospital.  She was born in Murryville, Pa., on April 20, 1920, daughter of George W. and Jennie Thomas Smith.  She had been employed at the Williamsport Hospital’s Outpatient Department since 1970.  She was a member of the Towanda Valley Grange and of the former W. Franklin United Methodist Church.  She was presently a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  She is survived by her father, George W. Smith, Canton; daughter, Mrs. Roy (Elaine) Seeley, Canton; son, William Bovier, Woolrich, Pa; four grandchildren; one great- grandson; sister, Mrs. Stanley (Thelma) Parks, Rome; an aunt, nieces and nephews and cousins.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 112 Elmer Ave., Sayre  (TGR July 5, 1984) (Actually In Franklin Center Cemetery - obit in error)

GEORGE W. SMITH, 93, Canton RR 1 died March 10, 1993 at Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit where he had been a patient since March 1992.  Mr. Smith was born April 2, 1899 in North Versailles, the son of James and Magdelene (Lena) Smith.  In 1936, Mr. Smith moved his family to West Franklin, where he farmed until his retirement in 1981, at which time he moved to Canton.  He was a member of the Towanda Valley Grange since 1936.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Stanley Parks, Rome; son-in-law, Joe Fairchild, Monroeton; sister-in-law, Ruth Smith, Beaver Falls, PA; five grandchildren, Art and Rita Fairchild, Newburg, PA, Elaine and Roy Seeley, Canton, Bill Bovier, Lock Haven, Kay and Ray Hamlin, Camillus, NY and Jean and Larry Preston, Newton Centre, MA; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two nephews, James Smith Jr., Beaver Falls and George Duane Smith, Phoenix, AZ; special friends, Bernice Bovier, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rock and Lewis Howell.  He was predeceased by his wife, Jennie Thomas Smith, two daughters, Helen Fairchild in 1983 and Edna Bovier in 1984, and a granddaughter, Sharon Fairchild in 1965.  Private funeral services were held March 13 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Ed Seeley, step-great-grandson and pastor of Whitneyville United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Christian Church Cemetery (now Franklin Center Cemetery), Franklin Center.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA, the Canton Ambulance Association PO Box, Canton or Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit, Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HARRY L. SMITH, 88 of Rome died Thursday morning, April 20, 1995 at his home.  Born Jan. 8, 1907 in Armenia Mountain, Armenia Township, Pa. he was a son of the late Orlo and Effie Smith.  Mr. Smith was employed by the Fox Chase Farm in Towanda and Clark Furniture in Wysox for a number of years and by the VanDervort Mill in Wysox for 12 years.  He also owned and operated farms in Wysox Township and Rummerfield for many years.  Mr. Smith was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church.  Surviving are: his wife, Theola S. Smith; his children; Jane Hilfiger of Rome, Joanne and Howard Walker of Rome, Donald and Carol Smith of Rome, and Vonda and Malcolm Heath of Rome; a stepson and his wife Duane and Judy Tebo of Cape May, NJ; nine grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beatrice Allen Smith in 1975.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 22, 1995 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Anne Marie Meyerhoffer, pastor of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale, PA.  The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be directed to the Rome Presbyterian Church in care of Frederick Lengemann, P.O. Box 161, Rome, Pa. in Harry L. Smith’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

SOPER Freda M. Soper Fromm
86, widow of Wayne L. Fromm of Evans Road, Granville Summit, Pa., died
Wednesday afternoon Nov. 3, 2010 at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. Freda was born Oct. 1, 1924 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late Fred and Myrtle Soper. In early years, Freda was employed by Herman Rynveld Sons in New Albany, Pa., and by Sylvania Electric in Towanda during World War II. Her life encompassed her home and family. Freda enjoyed baking for her family, sewing and quilting. She is survived by: her children, Wayne Fromm Jr. and his wife Cindy of Lackawanna, N.Y., Michael Fromm of Tioga, N.Y., Joanna Thatcher of Schroon Lake, N.Y., Caroline Brown and her husband Dana of Towanda, Janine Grissom and her husband Gene of Granville Summit, Pa., Karen Chilson and her husband Ken of North Towanda, Regina Dean of Granville Summit, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, Angel, Heather, George, Jeremiah, Anthony, Jonathan, Gail, Lisa, Edward, Ryan, Larry, Jeff, Shawn, Artie and Tanya; eight great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne L. Fromm on Jan. 3, 1980; her daughter, Doris M. Fromm on Jan. 13, 1981; and by her sister, Grace Root.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will be private in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday morning at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Freda's memory.   Towanda Daily Review - November 8, 2010

SOPER Freda M. Soper Fromm
GRANVILLE TWP. - A fire destroyed a home a little after 6 a.m. Thursday on Evans Road in Granville Township and sent one person to the hospital, Troy Fire Chief Roy Vargson said. The fire destroyed the one-story, wood frame house, where seven people lived, he said. The state police fire marshal has ruled it accidental for now, he added. No other information was available as to how it started. Vargson said one occupant, Freda Fromm, was taken by Western Alliance ambulance to Memorial Hospital and then flown to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. On Thursday evening, a hospital spokesperson said she was in guarded condition. The other occupants weren't injured, Vargson said. He said the Red Cross was helping them. Bradford County 911 said the fire call was received at 6:11 a.m. In addition to Troy, the Canton, North Towanda, and Franklindale fire departments assisted, Vargson said. Towanda Daily Review - October 29, 2010

MYLES VANFLEET SPENCER, 89 of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington died on Sunday, March 5, 1995 at the Manor, where he had been a resident for the past two years.  He was born on Sept. 25, 1905 in West Franklin, Bradford County a son of the late James A. and Helen (VanFleet) Spencer.  Mr. Spencer was a self-employed auctioneer and salesman of industrial supplies from 1959 to 1987.  He was also a dairy farmer from 1936 to 1959 and operated heavy equipment on road construction from 1927 to 1950.  He attended the Chrysler training center in Centerline, Mich. In 1955 and the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decater, Ind. In 1959 Myles was married on Feb. 19, 1923 to Madaline (Bunyan) and they celebrated their 72nd anniversary this year.  He was a member of the East Canton United Methodist Church and the Canton I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 321.  Myles is survived by his wife; six sons and their wives; Myles A. and Evelyn Spencer of Honeybrook, Pa. Edward B. and Beverly Spencer of Washington, N.C., Jay P. “Jake” Spencer of Franklindale, Robert M. and Lynne Spencer of Spencerport, N.Y., Henry M. and Donna Spencer of Hilton, N.Y., and Joe W. and Janice Spencer of Webster, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, William A. Spencer of Granville Summit; one sister, Genevieve Cole of Troy and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by one daughter, Sharon M. Spencer in 1942.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 11, 1995 from 1to 2 p.m. at the East Canton United Methodist Church, East Canton, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jasper S. Smith, retire Methodist minister officiating.  Memorials may be sent to the East Canton United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Elaine Shedden, RR 1, Box 77, Canton, Pa. or the Canton Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 38, Canton, Pa.  Arrangements are being handled by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

STANTON Marion Irene Johnson

78, of Towanda, Pa., died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Marion was born at the family home in Powell, Pa. on April 6, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Harry L. Stanton and Dorothy A. Varney Traver. She was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1951. Marion worked for various nursing homes as a nurses' aide. She retired from the Bradford County Manor in 1978. Marion enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, walking, geneology, camping, and her grandchildren. Just recently on May 28, 2011, a beautiful granddaughter was added to her legacy.  She is survived by her husband of 45 years James L. Johnson; daughters, Vicki Wells, Roxie (Rick) Vanderpool, and Stacey (Mark Lampman) Johnson, all of Towanda; sons, Jamie S. Johnson of Davenport, Iowa and Ricky Johnson of Towanda; grandchildren Jacob Stroud, Joel Vanderpool, Hazel (Rob) Cobb, Erica Stroud, Zachary and Hunter Johnson, and Alexis Lampman; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Sandra (Dick) Maitland of Easton, Pa.; and a brother Bobby (Cathy) Stanton of Hewitt, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson Andrew Stroud, and brother-in-law Charles Ritchlin.   The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Robert Martin, pastor of the Standing Stone Vesper Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa.   In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St, Towanda, PA 18848 in Marion's memory.   Towanda Daily Review – August 25, 2011

 

STOUT Stephen N. Stout

59, of 124 Charles St. Towanda, Pa., died Friday evening March 23, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.  Stephen was born in Scranton, Pa., on April 2, 1952, a son of Mary Irene Kittle Stout and the late Norman Harvey Stout. He was a graduate of Lackawanna Trail High School and Johnson's School of Technology in Scranton, Pa. Stephen was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War having served honorably in the U.S. Army and dedicated his life to serving his country. On Nov. 4, 2006 he married Donna McClintic. Stephen enjoyed home improvement projects, especially woodworking. Surviving are his wife Donna and step-daughter Ariel at home; step-sons Christopher (Virginia) McClintic, Anthony Eltringham (Greg Doane) and Jason Eltringham; grandchildren Daniel Blauch, Bethanie McClintic and Conner McClintic; his mother Mary Irene Stout; sisters Sharon (Allen) Wademan and Kathy (Jamin) Merritt; brothers Russell (Donna) Stout and Gary (Anne) Stout; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his "Little Buddy," Caden Stage. He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Harvey Stout and nephew, Shane Stout.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Richard Davis, Memorial Hospice chaplain, officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that contributions be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Stephen's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – March 25, 2012

 

STROPE –CLARISSA ANNA MOORE, 82, of Troy RD 3, formerly of Waverly, N.Y., died late Tuesday evening, May 14, 1985 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born June 12, 1902 in Franklindale, Pa., she was the daughter of John and Eva Brown Strope.  In her later years, Mrs. Moore taught piano and accordion lessons for the Ralph Bartlett School of Music in Waverly.  Her main interests in life encompassed her home and family.  She was a former member of the Franklindale United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Moore is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (June) Nichols of Waverly, N.Y., and Mrs. Floyd (Aline) Walborn of Sayre; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Olive Fitch of Franklindale; several, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William J Moore on Nov. 18, 1955.  The funeral and committal service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. David Holden, director of radio ministry, Bible Lighthouse, Sayre, officiating.  Interment will be in Franklindale Cemetery.  (Should read Franklin Center Cemetery)  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Friday afternoon at the funeral home.

STROPE –OLIVE JANE FITCH, 90, widow of Earl E. Fitch of Franklindale, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 1989, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born July 12, 1899, in Burlington Twp., she was a daughter of John Thomas and Eva Brown Strope.  After attending school in Franklindale, Olive was employed by the Burlinger Silk Mill in Towanda for several years.  On July 25, 1919, she married Earl E. Fitch.  Mrs. Fitch was a lifelong, active member of the Franklindale United Methodist Church, having served as the pianist and Sunday School teacher there for many years.  Mr. and Mrs. Fitch were very faithful members of the church and never missed a Sunday service from the time they joined.  Following the closure of the Franklindale United Methodist Church, Mrs. Fitch transferred her member ship to the Powell United Methodist Church.  Her main interests in life were her home and family.  An avid musician, she played the guitar, accordion and piano.  Olive will be remembered for her kind nature and thoughtfulness of others.  She was a 50-year member of the Iona Grange 272, and in earlier years was a member of the P.O. of A. in Franklindale.  She was preceded in death by her husband Earl on Sept. 27, 1978.  Surviving are two sons; Elwin and Herbert Fitch of Franklindale; a daughter Mrs. John (Fern) Wilcox of Woodland, Washington; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by brother Perry Strope, a sister Clarissa Moore and a grandson Andrew Fitch.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with her pastor the Rev. Emma Lou Kirchmeier officiating.  Interment will be in the Franklindale Cemetery. (Note: should read Franklin Center Cemetery).  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Powell United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Alta Harris, RD 1 Monroeton, Pa., in Mrs. Fitch’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Caroll S. SUTRYN, 70, of RR#3 Montoursville and Monroeton, died July 28, 1998 at his residence following abrief illness.  Mr. Sutryn was born July 21, 1928, the son of Oscar and Anna Gauley Sutryn.  He and his wife, the former Barbara M. Shade celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on December 17, 1997.  He was the Director of Pharmacy for Susquehanna Health System until 1996.  Previously he was in pharmaceutical market research and development for CIBA, Becton-Dickinson and west Co.  He attended Community Baptist Church and was on the board of friends of J.V. Brown Library.  He was a graduate of Coal Twps. High school and Temple University School of Pharmacy.  He was a Warrant Officer in the Army.  Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Andrew C. Sutryn, Steven G. Sutryn of Montoursville, David B. Sutryn of Mableton, Georgia; two daughters, Amy A. Sutryn of Chester Springs, PA and Ellen L. Black of Ralston, PA; one brother, Edmund Sutryn of Wyomissing, PA; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The funeral was held Friday, July 31, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Baptist Church in Montoursville, PA.  His nephew, George F. Cowperthwaite officiated.  Burial is in Franklin Center Cemetery, Bradford Co.  The family suggests donations be made to Dedication Evangelism, Box 10, NJ 07082. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday  August 6 , 1998

TILLOTSON –MRS. MARION I. MULNO, 59 Canton died Jan. 2, 1992 at home following an extended illness.  Mrs. Mulno was born July 10, 1932 in East Canton a daughter of Oscar and Thelma Gee Tillotson.  She was employed at the former Crowe Nursing Home, Canton and later at the former Swayze Folding Box Co. and at L.F. Widmann, Canton, retiring as a nurse’ aide for North Penn Comprehensive Home Services in 1989.  Surviving are her husband, John D. with whom she celebrated 42 years of marriage Oct. 5, 1991; two sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Sharon Mulno, Canton RR 1 and James D. and Gail Mulno, Canton RR 2; her father, Oscar Tillotson, Canton; four sisters, Barbara Stetler, Canton, Neda Brown, Shunk, Eva Chaapel, Canton and Beverly Virts, Virginia; a brother, Hugh Tillotson, Canton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral was conducted Jan. 4 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating.  Interment was in the Franklindale Cemetery. (Should read Franklin Center Cemetery)  -Canton Independent Sentinel

 

VARNEY Dorothy V. Traver

95, formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Dorothy was born Sept. 1, 1915 in Franklin Twp., Pa., to Glen and Anna Gleockler Varney.  Dorothy married Harry Stanton Sr. and resided in Powell, Pa., where they raised their four children. Dorothy later moved to Elmira, N.Y., where she was employed by the Arnot Ogden Hospital for 25 years until retiring in 1985. After her retirement, Dorothy volunteered at the Clemmons Center in Elmira, N.Y. Dorothy moved to Towanda in 1992.  Dorothy was a member of George Clymer Chapter D.A.R., A.A.R.P., and the Wysox and Towanda Senior Citizens. She enjoyed crocheting, search word puzzles, genealogy, and reading, especially biographies.  Her survivors include her children, Marion Johnson and her husband James of Towanda, Sandra Maitland and her husband Richard, of Easton, Pa., Harry Stanton Jr. of Toronto, Canada and Robert Stanton and his wife Catherine of Hewitt, Texas. Dorothy was also survived by 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by husbands, Harry Stanton Sr. and Herbert Traver; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Rena Wooster and Ruby Rice; and a brother, Ira Varney.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Twp., Pa. There are no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Library, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947.   Towanda Daily Review – March 31, 2011

 

VARNEY Rena V. WOOSTER, 98, Towanda, PA, died Monday, April 5, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Born September 26, 1900 in Franklin Township, Bradford County, she was a daughter of the late Glen and Anna Gleockler Varney.  Rena was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1920.  In December 1920 she married Howard J. Wooster who preceded her in death in 1973.  Rena was employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda during World War II and was later associated with her husband in Wooster’s Electric Store in Towanda for many years.  Surviving are a daughter, Ann Eloise Anderson of Troy, PA; son and daughter-in-law, H. William and Viola Wooster of Towanda; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara J. and James H. Cobb of Riverview, FL; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy V. Traver of the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Ira Varney, in 1964 and a sister, Ruby Rice, in 1967.  Funeral services were held April 8 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, officiating and interment to follow in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township.  Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 103 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Wooster’s memory.

VARNEY –SARAH VARNEY ALLEN, 7 of Towanda RR 3 died Sunday evening March 30, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Dec. 17, 1925 in Powell, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Ira and Dorothy Marguerite Harris Varney.  Sarah attended the Powell School and was a graduate of the Towanda High School class of 1943.  On Sept. 8, 1946 she married Edward J. Allen at the Powell United Methodist Church.  Mr. and Mrs. Allen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in September of 1996.  Sarah assisted her husband in the West Franklin tax collectors office for 20 years.  She possessed great love and devotion for her family and home.  Mrs. Allen was a member of the George Clymer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a former member of the order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76 in Towanda.  Surviving are: her husband, Edward J. Allen at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Douglas Martin of Towanda, Cindi and Stephen Webster of Towanda RR 3; grandchildren; James “Jay” and Brooks Martin, Jeffrey A. and Amanda Martin, Joseph B. Martin, Jonathan D. Martin, Jessica M. Webster, Chad A. Webster, Nicholas E. Webster, Mitchell S. Webster; great-grandchildren; Cameron J. Martin, Calla Lynn Martin; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Marguerite Varney of Powell, dr. Harry “Sid” and Carmen Varney of Columbia, S.C.; a brother, Glenn Varney of Dunn, N.C.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna and James Richley of Powell, Amelia and Kim Varney-Kiet of New York, N.Y.; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Edna Allen of Endicott, N.Y. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Edwin Floyd Varney.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday evening April 3, 1997 at 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. James Donahoo, Pastor of the Sayre Christian Church officiating.  Interment will be later in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, Pa.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Allen’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

VLIET –EVELYN MAE HARDENBURG, Mrs. Evelyn Mae Hardenburg, 70, RR 1 Canton, died Monday August 29, 1994 in Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  She was born December 19, 1923 at Larger Crossroads, Somerset County, NJ, a daughter of Frederick and Dorothy Timmerman Vliet.  While residing in New Jersey she was a member of the Readington Reform Church where she was a longtime Sunday School teacher and also Sunday School treasurer.  She also was a Brownie scout leader for several years.  Locally, she was a member of the West Franklin Grange.  Surviving are; her husband, LeRoy P. Hardenburg, with whom she celebrated 52 years of marriage on June 6; two sons, Abe and wife Judith, Ringoes, NJ, and William F., Flemington, NJ; two daughters and their husbands, Gloria and John Morse, RR 1 Canton, and Marjorie and Larry Smith, Stratford, VA; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Helen and Theodore Brokaw, Canton; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by two sisters, Rose Vliet and Dorothy Hagman, and a brother, William Vliet.  Visitations will be held at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, August 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home September 1 at 11 a.m. Rive Richard Martin, pastor of the West Franklin Mennonite Church, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, PA.  Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Hardenburg’s memory may be directed to the West Franklin Mennonite Church.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

VOORHEES - PHYLLIS H. McNEAL
 Phyllis H. McNeal, 70, of Granville Summit, PA, died December 17, 1994 in Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Phyllis was born March 11, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Henry and Louie Voorhees.  She was a retired farmer. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Imogene of Granville Summit, PA; Kenneth Jr. and Anna of Covington, PA; and Gary and Joan of Troy; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Lloyd Anderson of Troy; a sister, Martha Birney of Gillett, PA; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Sr., in 1983. Funeral services were held December 20 at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield, PA with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating and burial to be in Franklin Center Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, December 22, 1994)

WALBURN –PEARL E. SCHRADER, 91 of Chemung View Apartments, Athens died at the Tioga General Hospital on Monday, July 17, 1989 following a brief illness.  Mrs. Schrader was born at Mountain Lake on Jan. 28, 1898, the daughter of the late Fran and Adelia Bailey Walburn.  She was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, the Waverly Ladies of the Moose Chapter #195, the Daughters of American Council #206 and was a member of the valley senior citizens clubs and the Penn York Opportunities Auxiliary.  She was active in various valley organizations which assisted the handicapped.  She worked at Sayre Lingerie for 25 years as a seamstress retiring in 1961.  Surviving relatives include three daughters and sons-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Lorton (Hilda) Blair of Troy, Mr. and Mrs. William (Joanne) Olmstead, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) Jenkins, all of Windham Center; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Schrader of Windham, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schrader of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. James Schrader of Windham Center; a sister-in-law, Shirley Walburn of Towanda; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond in 1950; a son, Paul and a daughter, Beverly.  Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home, 111 South Main St., Athens today from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Wilmot Mather of Waverly officiating.  Burial will be in Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklindale.  –Towanda Daily Review

CARL L. WATKINS 89, of Athens RR 2, Litchfield, died peacefully Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born October 27, 1916 in Powell, Pa., he was the son of the late John Alexander Watkins and Nellie Northrup Watkins.  He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army. Carl was employed by Ingersoll-Rand in Athens for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed the outdoors and tinkering in his garage and around his home.  His astute thinking, wealth of knowledge, and kind spirit will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Carl was a life member of the American Legion Post No. 42 in Towanda and of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 in Towanda.  Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Northrup Watkins, on September 23, 2003.  Surviving are his children, Martha Jean Watkins of N.J., Barbara Ann Watkins of N.Y., Carl E. Watkins of Powell, Bonnie Quinn and her husband, Joe Quinn, of Texas City, Texas, David Watkins of LaMarque, Texas, Rhea Perry and her husband, Thomas Perry, of Athens, Deborah Harris of Lakeworth, Fla., Jon Watkins and his wife, Josie, of Texas City, Kelly Watkins of Athens RR 2, and Michael Watkins of Greens Landing; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda, officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, with the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review

WATKINS –CHARLOTTE HOUSE, 85 – Word has been received in the area of the death of Charlotte Ester House, 85, who died July 23, 1994.  A native of Powell, Pa. she had been a resident of Franklindale, Pa. until her retirement in 1978.  She moved to Fort Pierce, Fla., where she resided until 1993.  She stayed a years with her daughter, Aliene Horton until April 1994 when she returned to Port St. Lucy, Fla., where she resided with her oldest grandson, James Swingle until her death.  She was a homemaker and worked in nursing homes.  Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Swingle of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Aliene Horton of South Waverly, Pa.; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Carl Watkins of Athens.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland in 1981.  The Yates Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, Fla. was in charge of funeral arrangements.  Graveside services will be held at the Christian Church Cemetery in Franklindale on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

WIGGINS – Otto O. Wiggins of Monroeton, an employee of the Sylvania Electric Products Co., well known musician and very active in sports projects in the area, suffered a fatal heart attack Sunday morning at his home. He was 53 years of age.  Mr. Wiggins was born Jan. 28, 1907, in West Franklin, the son of Charles H. and Grace Crofut Wiggins. After graduating from Monroeton High School, he entered Towanda High School and was graduated with the Class of 1926. Two years later he graduated from Beckley College at Harrisburg then entered the service of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways. He left state employment in 1951 to go with the Sylvania Corporation here, being employed by Sylvania until the time of his passing.   Otto was very well known as a musician—a good musician. His instrument was the Sausaphone, and he played in many bands, starting with the Monroeton Boy Scout Band of 1921.  Mr. Wiggins was a member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163, F & AM, at Monroeton, the Monroeton Methodist Church, and Bradford Lodge No. 167, IOOF, of Towanda.

WILBER -  Fay Wilber, age 81, of RD 1 , Monroeton, Pa., Wednesday, July 15, 1970 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home 12 E Main St., Canton, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m. Burial in Christian Church Cemetery, Frankindale, Pa. Survived by several nieces and nephews. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Wilber was born in Fairview, Pa. and lived his entire life in the area.

WILCOX - SCHRADER
Nellie Schrader Brougham, 95, formerly of Fassett
02/07/2002
Nellie A. Schrader Brougham, 95, formerly of Fassett and West Franklin, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2002, at the Bradford County Manor. Nellie was born on Dec. 23, 1906, in Leroy Township a daughter of J. Dempsey and Jennie (Stroud) Wilcox. In earlier years she attended the former Vanfleet School in West Leroy. Nellie married the late Thad Schrader in June 1925. They shared over 45 years together until his passing in October 1970. In 1974 Nellie and George Brougham were married; he predeceased her in death two years later. Her former memberships included: West Franklin United Methodist Church, West Franklin Grange and the West Franklin Lady Rebekahs. Nellie was a loving wife and mother. Her family and friends were most important throughout her life. Nellie was an artist and loved to paint. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers, especially gladiolus. She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Suzanne Schrader of Canton; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Schrader of Leroy; nine grandchildren, Valerie (Carl) Tillotson of Summerset, Pa., Sonya (Gene) Crowe of Harrisburg Pa., Paula (Denny) Bellows of Granville Summit, Russell (Tina) Schrader of Leroy, and Kimberly Schrader, Richard (Pam) Schrader, Eric (Karen) Schrader, Tara Schrader and Lisa (Jim) Wright, all of Canton; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Myra Whipple of Roaring Branch, Pa.; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Wilmer and Ruth Wilcox of Canton, Glen Wilcox of Canton and Charles Wilcox of Oregon; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. In addition to her husbands, Nellie was predeceased by two sons: an infant, Howard, in 1929, and Harold Schrader, in 1991; a grandson, Lawrence Schrader, in 1985; and a sister and four brothers; Marian Wright, and Earl, Frank, Dewitt and Harry Wilcox. The family invites friends to attend a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service. A private burial will be held in the Franklin Center Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials in Nellie's name to the Franklin Township Fire Co., in care of RR1, Box 238, Monroeton, Pa. 18832, or to a charity of one's choice.

HAROLD STERNE WILLIAMS, 93 of Monroeton died Sunday afternoon March 7, 1993 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Feb. 20, 1900 in Franklindale he was a son of the late Fred and Mattie McKee Williams.  Harold attended school in Powell and completed courses in electrical engineering, business management and accounting.  He was manager and a partner of the former Jennings Auto Parts Co. and with Meredith Motor Sales in Towanda.  On Dec. 21, 1929 he married the former Hettamena “Hettie” Wattles of Towanda.  She preceded her husband in death on May 19, 1989.  On Aug. 7, 1940 he joined Sylvania Electric in Towanda, where he served as office manager for many years, retiring in 1965.  He was a charter member of the Towanda Lions Club and was the last surviving charter member of the Monroeton Gun Club Inc.  He was also a member of the Bradford County Historical Society, National Accountants Association, Elmira Chapter Loyal Order of the Moose, Waverly, N.Y., Monroe Hose Co. (honorary member); Monroe Firemans Relief Association, Corning Museum of glass, National Early American Glass Club, Dorflinger Snydam Wildlife Sanctuary and Towanda Area School Building Authority.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley E. and Philip Giardina of Corning, N.Y.  The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, March 9, 1993 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Julie Walz, pastor of the Monroeton United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Franklin Center Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Bradford County Historical Society, 21 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Harold S. Williams’ memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

WINNER – Mrs. Marion W. Watts, 68, of Millerton RD2, died Wednesday, October 21, 1959. She was a member of Daggett, PA Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Joseph Watts; daughter, Mrs. Virginia DeGeus of Millerton RD2, Mrs. Lois Hornberger of Williamsport; sister, Mrs. Alicia Kaupp of Forty Fort, PA; brothers, Otto Winner of Pine City, Harold Winner of Vero Beach, FL, and Herman Winner of Calvert, PA; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Daggett Methodist Church, the Rev. M. William Jenkins officiated. Burial in Franklin Township Cemetery, near Hughesville. – Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1959

 

J. NAOMI YOUNG, 99, a resident of the Plantation Estates Nursing Home in Matthews, N.C., formerly of Fort Myers, Fla. and Towanda, Pa. died Thursday, March 23, 2006 at the Plantation Estates Nursing Home.  Born Nov. 16, 1906 in Franklindale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Till Barton Young and Jessie Blanch Green Young.  Naomi was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1924, the Mansfield Teachers College in 1926 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Occupational Therapy in 1953.  She taught elementary education in several Pennsylvania school districts for a total of 47 years including those of the Towanda and Quakertown areas until her retirement in 1969.  Surviving are her sister-in-law, Catherine M. Young of Towanda, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her sisters, Marguerite Shultz and Alta Bacon and by her brother, Sterling Young.  A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Franklin Center Cemetery, Franklin Township, Pa. with the Rev. Jira Albers, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.  There are no calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

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