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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Gillett Cemetery, South Creek Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice

Upper Gillett Cemetery Listing 1970s
Lower Gillet Cemetery Listing 1970s

 

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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

ADAMS - LOIS "MAE" CLINK
 Lois Mae Clink, 68, of Gillett, PA died Wednesday, November 20, 1996 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. Lois was an active member of the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Troy. Lois is survived by her children, David K. (Sandy) Clink of Troy, Diane (Wayne) Blasi of Sayre, PA and Paula (Bud) Ameigh of Gillett; grandchildren, Stephanie and Bobby Clink of Troy, Adam and Amanda Ameigh of Gillett, Sara Blasi of Sayre, PA; sisters, Kathryn Vandemark of Wyalusing, PA;  Irene DeWolfe of Mehoopany, PA; Mila (Max) May of Canton, PA; brothers, Paul Adams of Laporte Methodist Home, Raymond Adams of Sugar Run, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and numerous friends who remained loyal to her throughout her illness. Lois was predeceased by her husband, Fayette Clink, April 15, 1982; brothers, Miles, Elmer, Earl Adams and her sister, Josephine Youkin. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on November 23 with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Those wishing may make memorials to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Gillett Baptist Church, RR 2, Box 9, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR Thursday, November 28, 1996)

AMEIGH ADA M
Wheeler, Ada M Ameigh-died recently in her home in Gillett. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arthur F Hickok, Troy; Mrs. Floyd N Elwell, Elmira; Mrs. Samuel N Kerrick, Gillett; three brothers, Fred Ameigh and George Ameigh, Gillett and Dan Ameigh, Syracuse. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Gillett.

AMEIGH ADA M
Wheeler, Mrs. Ada M-77, of Troy died Friday evening, June 10, (1948). She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hickok of Troy, Mrs. Floyd  Elwell of Elmira and Mrs. Samuel Kerrick of Gillett; three brothers, Fred and George Ameigh of Gillett and Donald Ameigh of Syracuse, NY; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

ADAM MICHAEL AMEIGH, 17, Gillett died Thursday, December 4, 1997 due to an auto accident.  He was born October 10, 1980, the beloved son of Bud and Paula Ameigh and the brother of Amanda Ameigh.  He also is survived by his grandparents Llewelyn and Peggy Ameigh, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. And many close friends.  He was predeceased by his grandparents Fay and Mae Clink.  Adam was a junior at Troy High School who enjoyed chatting on the Internet (talking MIRC).  He loved life, his family, and his friends.  He was a member of the school band, Ski Club, Mountain Biking Club, and basketball team.  He loved snowboarding and playing the drums.  Funeral and committal services were held December 8 at the First Baptist Church, Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber and Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery.  Those wishing may make memorials in Adam’s name to the Troy High School Booster Club for the School Band, Elmira Street, Troy.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

AMEIGH –BERNICE I. TERIBURY, 80 of Gillett RD 11 died September25, 1988 at home.  She was born July 29, 1908 in Wells Township, Bradford County a daughter of Nelson and Lora Mason Ameigh.  She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church, the Troy Golden Star Rebekah Lodge #462 and was a former Troy School Board member.  She was employed at the Phyl-Carlo Restaurant for many years.  She is survived by her husband, Karl Teribury of Gillett; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Leatrice) Packard of Gillett, Mrs. Carl (Vivian) Abbott of Towanda, Mrs. Thomas (Sharon) Steves of Gillett; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Linda Teribury of Gillett, Neil and Shirley Teribury of Gillett; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral home in Troy on September 28 (11 a.m.) with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church.

AMEIGH, Mrs. Bessie WILCOX - Age 95 of Gillett, PA, Saturday, September 6, 1975, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 pm in the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, PA. Interment Gillett Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Clifton (Genevieve) Kamp of Elmira, Mrs. Charles (Louise) Pierce of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Allen (Marjorie) Nichols of Elmira, Mrs. Floyd (Ann) McIiwain of Apache, Junction, Arizona, Mrs. Clyde (Freda) Sill of Springfield, VT; four sons, Chester Ameigh of Gillett, Howard of Waterveliet, NY, Rev. Mahlon Ameigh of N. Easton, Mass., Robert Ameigh of Elmira; 31 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of the Gillett Baptist Church; wife of the late Frederick Ameigh.

GEORGE M. AMEIGH, 82, of Gillett, Pa., Monday, July 8, 1957.  Survived by wife, Jennie; daughter, Mrs. Lehman Smith of Pine City; sons, Leslie of Gillett and Manley of Elmira; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Body is at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., where friends may call.  Funeral there Thursday at 1:30, the Rev. Charles Root.  Gillett Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1957

ROBERT W. AMEIGH
 Robert W. Ameigh, 73, of Elmira, NY died December 29, 1989 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira after a brief illness. Mr. Ameigh operated East side Barber Shop on East Church Street for 21 years, and was associated with Herrick's Barber Shop following that. He is survived by his wife, Truus; three sons and six sons; eight grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Nichols, Genevieve Kamp and Ann McIlwain, all of Elmira, NY, Louise Pierce of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother, Howard Ameigh of Loudonville, NY. He was predeceased by brothers, Mahlon and Chester of Gillett, PA and sister, Freda Sill of Truckville, PA. Services were held January 1 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Frederick Turner officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, January 25, 1990)

AMES - NELLIE H. TAYLOR
 Nellie H. (Ames) Taylor, age 74, formerly of Gillett, PA, died on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, PA. She was born on November 19, 1926 in Gillett, PA, a daughter of the late Byron and Bertha (Batterson) Ames. Nellie was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Elmira, NY.  She was employed by Remington Rand, Taylor Packing Company and DuMaurier Co. where she worked when she retired in 1987, all in Elmira, NY.  Nellie was an active volunteer at the Gillett Senior Citizen Center. Nellie is survived by her son, John E. Taylor and Thomas N. Taylor, both of Gillett, PA; brother, Byron (Evelyn) Ames of Gillett, PA; sister, Wilma Tischer of Gillett; several nieces and nephews including special niece, Donna Tischer of Gillett, PA. She is predeceased by her first husband, Bernard Zaback in 1953; second husband, Henry S. Taylor in 1988. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 7 with the Rev. Charles R. Root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.

ANDERSON - AUDREY A. ROOT
 Audrey A. Root, age 82, of Gillett, PA, died at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY on Thursday, May 16, 2002. The daughter of the late James and Marie Hammersley Anderson, Audrey is survived by her husband, the Rev. Charles R. Root, whom she married on June 6, 1942 in Newport, NY; her son, Charles Thomas (Tom) Root and daughter-in-law, Patricia of Gillett, PA; daughter Linda C. Welch of Gillett; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary E. (Edward) Horning of Brimfield, OH and Suzan M. (Antonio) McLaughlin of Vandenburg Air Force Base, CA; grandchildren, Charles Allen (Sharla) Root, Abraham (Abe) Root of Gillett, Heather (Andrew) Chorney of Maryland, Kenneth (Gidget Wolff) Horning and Kimberly Horning of OH, Jeremiah (Keeley) Johnson of New Mexico and Elizabeth Johnson of CA; great-grandchildren, Daisey Wolff, Brooke Losey-Root and Jacob Johnson. Funeral services were held at the Gillett Baptist Church on May 20 with the Rev. James Belt and the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to follow in Gillett Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. Memorial donations in Audrey's name may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church Memorial Fund, RR 4, Box 9, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR, Thursday, May 23, 2002)

ANDERSON –AUDREY A. ROOT, age 82, of Gillett died at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Thursday, May 16, 2002.   The beloved daughter of the late James and Maria Hammersley Anderson, Audrey is survived by her husband, the Rev. Charles R. Root, whom she married on June 6, 1942, in Newport, N.Y.; her son, Charles Thomas (Tom) Root, and daughter-in- law, Patricia, of Gillett; daughter, Linda C. Welch of Gillett; daughters and sons-in- law, Mary E. (Edward) Horning of Brimfield, Ohio, and Suzan M. (Antonio) McLaughlin of Vandenburg Air Force Base, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Charles Allen, (Sharla) Root, Abraham (Abe) Root of Gillett, Heather (Andrew) Chorney of Maryland, Kenneth (Gidget Wolff) Horning and Kimberly Horning of Ohio, Jeremiah (Keeley) Johnson of New Mexico and Elizabeth Johnson of Calif.; three great-grandchildren, Daisey Wolff, Brooke Losey-Root and Jacob Johnson.  Family and friends will be received at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 20, at 11 a.m. in the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, with the Rev. James Belt and the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gillett Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Audrey's name to the Gillett Baptist Church Memorial Fund, RR4, Box 9, Gillett, Pa.

ANDREWS, Hiram Claude
 Age 75, of Gillett, Pa., Tuesday, February 20, 1968.  Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home, 1138 Broadway, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Pentecostal Tabernacle, Elmira, the Rev. John Bedzyk.  Gillett Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Crystal Gernert Andrews; daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Hyslop of Elmira; son, Gery L. Andrews, at home; stepsons, Burton W. Hall and Leon A. Hall, of Gillett, Pa., John E. Hall of Wellsburg, RD 1; sister, Mrs. Maude Holly of Pine City; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle and a retired mail carrier.

ANDRUS - MRS. J.B. JUDSON
Mrs. Minnie Judson died at the family residence at Fassett, Pa. Wednesday, aged forty-five years. She is survived by her husband, J.B. Judson, & five children - Lawrence, Lester, Owen, Mae & Evelyn all at home, a brother Henry Andrus of Athens, Pa., & a sister Mrs. Jennie Louk of Corning. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 10 am, the Rev. Mr. Osbourne of the Gillett, Pa. church to officiate. Burial in the Gillett cemetery. - Mrs. Minnie (Andrus) Judson died May 13, 1913.

 

ANTES Howard

Age 83 died Monday December 10, 2012 at his Fassett, PA home while in the care of his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on June 12, 1929 in Liberty, PA, Howard was the son of the late Irvin & Ocy Temple Antes. In service to his country, Howard served in the US Army in Korea and Japan. He married the love of his life, Helen Beck Antes on June 9, 1954 in East Point, PA. Together they shared a wonderful life and instilled strong values in their children and grandchildren. Active in his community, Howard was a longtime member of the Fassett Baptist Church, a member of the NRA, South Creek Northern Tier Sportsmen's Club, a life member of the South Creek Fire Department, and the Pine Ridge Gun Club. Howard is remembered for his kindness, helping hand and warm smile. Surviving is his loving family, wife and best friend of 58 years, Helen Beck Antes, Fassett, PA; children Glenn (DeEtta) Antes, Gillett, PA; Carol (Mickey) Zelko, Southport, NY; Dr. Theresa Antes, Gainesville, FL; and Mark Antes, Fassett, PA; son-in-law, Marshall Watkins, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; grandchildren, Jamie (Matt Watson) Watkins, Michael (Hannah Snyder) Watkins, Sarah Antes and Samuel Antes, step-grandchildren, Chris Zelko and Sarah Zelko; great granddaughter, Kelsi Watson; sister, Doris (William) Yocum, Carlisle, PA; brother, Clifton (Joan) Antes, Mansfield, PA; sister-in-law, Doris Antes, Southport, NY; several nieces and nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents, Howard was predeceased by a daughter, Judy Watkins; sister, Mary (Ted) Bussler; brothers, Louis Antes, Russell (Lenora) Antes, Watson Antes, and John Antes. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY, on Thursday, December 13, 2012 between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and again at the Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 Route 14, Gillett, PA, on Friday, December 14, 2012 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Funeral services will take place at the Fassett Baptist Church on Friday morning at 11 a.m. with his friends and pastors, Reverend Donald Rockwell and Reverend A. John Ford officiating. Burial will take place in Gillett Cemetery at the family's convenience where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Antes. Flowers will be provided. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts be directed to Guthrie Hospice or the American Cancer Society.  Star Gazette – December 12, 2012

 

DAVID A. AUSTIN

23, of Gillett RD 2, died Thursday, March 9, 1989 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  He was born Sep. 15, 1965 in Troy, Pa., the son of David R. and Eva Worthington Austin.  He was a member of the South Creek Sportsmen’s Club.  Mr. Austin was an avid bowler and he loved all outdoor sports.  He is survived by his parents, David and Eva Austin of Gillett RD 2; sisters, Mrs. Beverly Faulkner of Roaring Branch RD 1 and Mrs. Paul (Kathy) Roberts of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Linda Raplee of Gillett RD 2 and Preston and Brenda Raplee of Troy RD 3.  Several nieces, nephews; one great-nephew; several aunts and uncles and many special friends also survive.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home.  The Rev. Donald D. Rockwell will officiate.  Burial will be in the Gillett Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.

DAVID R. AUSTIN.  Age 84, of Gillett, PA, died Friday, August 1, 2003 at Troy Hospital, Troy, PA.  He is survived by five children, four stepchildren, three brothers, two sisters, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  His wife and son predeceased David.  He was a former Chief of the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the South Creek Lions Club.  Friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 11 a.m. in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  The Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate.  Those wishing may make donations to the family, c/o Kathy Harris, 303 Sylvester Place, Elmira, NY to help with funeral expenses.

AVERY - Cheryl Joyce Avery, 4 Horseheads R.D. 3 Sunday, Sept. 21, 1947. Survived by parents, Mr. & Mrs. LaMar Avery; brothers, Llewellyn & Larry Avery; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Bert Congdon of Gillett, Pa. Body at Soper Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Funeral at home of aunt, Mrs. Lewis Dix, Gillett, Tuesday, 2 p.m. (EST), Gillett Cemetery, Rev. Charles Root.

AVERY , Genevieve "Updyke"

LAMAR W. ‘BERT’ AVERY.  Age 88, of Varney Hill Road, Cayuta, NY.  On June 7, 2004 was re-united with his wife who preceded him in death May 29, 2004.  They celebrated 70 wonderful years of life and love together, and now are “In God’s Care.”  LaMar was born December 12, 1915 in Lockwood, NY, the son of the late Mark and Hilda (Newberry) Avery.  “Bert” as he was affectionately known, is survived by his loving children, Llewellyn (Hannelore) Avery of Cayuta, NY, Charlene ( Ronald) Griffin also of Cayuta, NY, Daryl (Patricia) Avery of Ithaca, NY, Darla Shroyer of Millport, NY, Jocelyn Almon of Cayuta, NY; sister-in-law, Ona Lou Patterson of Gillett, PA; along with 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  His daughters, Janyce Avery and Cheryl Avery; son, Larry Avery; two brothers and one sister predeceased “Bert”.  He was a member of the Sullivanville United Methodist Church.  In 1981, “Bert” retired from the Horseheads School District as custodian after several years of faithful and dedicated service.  In his earlier days he enjoyed hunting and bowling.  He received great pleasure out of gardening.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, June 10, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m.  Funeral services celebrating his life will be held there on Friday at 11 a.m.  The Reverend Mari Rockwell will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Gillett Cemetery where “Bert” will be laid to rest next to his beloved Pauline.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Road, Horseheads, NY in his memory.  A “Candle of Remembrance may be left for the family at www.olthof.com.  Elmira Star Gazette.

LA RUE B. AVERY
Gillett—Larue Bradford Avery, 30, died at his home here Wednesday night, Aug, 28, 1936. He was widely known as an ice company employee.  The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Baptist church by the Rev. George C. Burroughs of Pine City with burial in the Gillett Cemetery.  Surviving are his wife, Winifred; three children, Winifred Irene, Joyce Ann and Larue B. Avery, Jr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Avery and a sister, Mary, of Lockwood, N.Y.; two brothers, John Mark and LaMarr, both of Gillett.

AVERY LaRue
A lifelong resident of the Gillett, PA community died, Monday morning, October 5, 2009 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following a brief illness at the age of 75. Born on April 9, 1934 in Wells Township, PA, LaRue was the son of the late LaRue & Winifred Sterling Avery. He married Dora Ann May on September 4, 1953 and they recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. LaRue was employed by Fairway Springs for 23 years and retired as a supervisor. A devoted family man, he enjoyed caring for his family and his home. LaRue cherished the many winters he spent in Florida and just being near his beloved, Dora Ann. He was outgoing and enjoyed making people laugh. He was an active member at the Fassett Baptist Church. Surviving is his loving family, wife Dora Ann May Avery, Gillett, PA; their two sons, Randy (Mary Ellen) Avery and Rodney (Sandra) Avery all from Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Jenna (Chris) Close, Chad, Kyle and Kelli Avery, Brian (Robin) Picarazzi, and Anthony Picarazzi; great grandchildren, Sophia Close, Emma and Ella Picarazzi; sisters, Winifred Harkness and Joyce ("Dick") Berry; sister-in-law, Leone Chambers all from Gillett, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and church friends. In addition to his parents, LaRue was also predeceased by his step father, Nelson Wilson, brothers-in-law, Wayne Harkness, John Chambers, Francis, Donald and Gerald May. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, October 8, 2009 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will take place there on Friday at 10 a.m. with his pastor, the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Gillett Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church Ice Cream Social Fund, 36089 Rt. 14, Gillett, PA 16925 in his memory.   Published in Star-Gazette from October 6 to October 7, 2009.

MENZO E. AVERY  The funeral of Menzo E. Avery, late of 410 Broadway, will be held at the Davis Funeral Home Friday (April 11, 1924) a6 2 p.m.  The Rev. C. G. McConnell will officiate.  Burial in the Gillett, Pa. Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/1924

AVERY ROXY
AVERY- Mrs. Roxy L. Collins, of Canton, who was stricken with pneumonia while on a visit to her son, Section Foreman Fred Collins, on Troy Hill, expired last Sunday afternoon aged 67.  She was the mother of a large family.  The remains were taken to Gillett, her former home where the funeral took place on  Wednesday.     TGR 1912   (Collins Roxiel Apr. 25, 1844 Mar. 3, 1912 )

 (Hi Joyce -- This Roxy or sometimes Roxie and once Roxelayna Collins is my dad's aunt and a sister of my grandfather. Her maiden name was Avery. She was the daughter of Lucy D West and Charles Avery. She and husband are buried in the Upper Cemetery in Gilletts.  Jim Avery)--

AVERY Tenike
(Local News)  The remains of Tenike Avery who died last Friday morning at the home in Canton of his daughter, were taken to Gillett where funeral services were held Sunday morning.  He had been ill several months.  Besides four sons and three daughters, he leaves three brothers and a sister—Alvin of New Albany; Levi of Covington; Clarence and Mrs. Delila Peters of East Troy.  TGR 1915

AVERY - WINIFRED A. WILSON
Mrs. Winifred (Winnie) Avery Wilson, 82, Gillett, died Monday, December 24, 1990. Winnie was a long-time resident of Gillett. She is survived by her husband Nelson (Nick) Wilson; daughters, Winnie and husband Wayne Harkness, Elmira, and Joyce and husband Dick Berry, Gillett; son, LaRue and wife Dora Ann Avery, Gillett; grandchildren, Sharon Sifnekis, Roger Harkness, Diane Bones, Debbie Haxton, Randy Avery, Pam Updike, Rod Avery and Renee Harkness; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Steffen and LaVera Sterling; brother-in-law, Bert and wife Pauline Avery; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on December 27 with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Charles Root officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, January 3, 1991)

AYERS, Lewis Jackson
- Dear Joyce,
I really enjoy the tri county website and visit it every so often to see if there is anything new. I thought maybe I could make a small contribution with some of my family information.  My gr- gr- grandfather, Lewis Jackson Ayres, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Bradford County 14 May 1842. He was in Company C Fifth New York Heavy Artillery.In 1897 he left his home in Missouri to attend a G.A.R. convention in Gillett where he died on 29 September. He is buried in Gillett.
 Thank You,
Jane AYERS Sharp

EARL L. BARTO
 Earl L. Barto, 50, of Gillett, PA died Monday, September 5, 1994 at home. He was born November 3, 1943 in Windber, PA. Mr. Barto was a member of the South Creek Lions Club; the Fassett Grange; the Kingston, PA VFW Post No. 283; the Troy American Legion Post 49. He served with the Special Forces with the US Army and received many decorations and awards. Mr. Barto is survived by his father, Ronald Barton; stepmother, Margaret Barto; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Lee and Barbara Barto; son, Keith Barto; daughter, Denise; brothers, Robert and Jeffrey; sisters, Patricia, Rhonda, Tama, Donna Jean, Sally and Faith; a half-sister, Edythe; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside memorial services were held September 8 at Gillett Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and full military honors being accorded.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Box 60, RR 4, Towanda, PA 18848. (TGR, Thursday, September 15, 1994)

RONALD L. BARTO, 81 of Gillett, Pa. died at home on March 7, 1999.  He attended Gillett Baptist Church, was a retired United Mine Worker from St. Michael, Pa. and retired from the maintenance department at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Pa.  Ron was an avid sportsman and hunter.  He was honored in 1989 by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and a member of the NRA.  He is survived by: his wife, Margaret: step-daughter, Edythe King; and sons, Shawn, Daniel and Michael of Fassett close friends, Delos and Ethel Thorp; daughters, Faith Kifer of Quakertown, Pa., Patricia Thompson of Red Lion, Pa., Donna Jean Bunton of Shippack, Pa., Sally Koch of Willoughby, Ohio, Tama (Richard) Allison of York, Pa., Rhonda (Lloyd) Markley of York; sons, Robert Barto of Nevada, Jeffery (Rita) Barto of Indiana; sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda (Pat) McLaughlin of California, Alice (Frank) Bingert of New Jersey; sisters-in-law, Dolores Sutton and Audrey Barto both of New Jersey; also many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Ron was preceded in death by a son Earl L. Barto in 1994.  Family and friends are invited to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. on Tuesday, March 9, 1999 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for calling hours.  The funeral will be held there at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.  Interment will be in the Gillett Baptist Church Cemetery, Gillett, Pa. at the family’s convenience.  Memorials may be made in Ron’s memory to the South Creek Lions Club, Gillett, Pa. or Memorial Hospital Hospice Services, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

BATTERSON Nettie A.
Batterson-- Nettie A. Sawdey of Fassett, died at her home on Saturday, of acute Bright’s disease aged 44 years.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday by undertaker Bloom of Troy, 12 o’clock at the home and at 1 o’clock at the Fassett church.  Burial at Gillett. TGR 1903

BEECHEY William Kempfer "Bill"
A longtime resident of the Fassett, PA community died on Tuesday morning, December 1, 2009 at the age of 80. Born on February 22, 1929 in Nantyglo, PA Bill was the son of the late William Sr. & Ada Kempfer Beechey. In service to his country, Bill served in the United States Navy from 1948-1952. He married the love of his life, Donna Greenough on July 4, 1952 in Elmira. Mr. Beechey was employed by Westinghouse for over 37 years until his retirement. He was a lifelong member of Fassett Baptist Church and was very active with youth where he coached the church's softball team. An avid outdoorsman, Bill was a member of the South Creek Rod and Gun Club and loved fishing and hunting. He held a passion for photography and was well known by his readers as the Bradford County correspondent for the Star Gazette. Surviving is his beloved family, wife and companion, Donna Greenough Beechey, formerly of Fassett, and presently of Sayre, PA; their children, Danielle (Wayne) Tice, Gillett, PA; Rod (Beth) Beechey, Midlothian, TX; seven grandchildren, Michelle (Kevin) Rose, Nathan (Cynthia) Beechey, Ryan Beechey, Justin (Adri) Beechey, Matthew Beechey, Adam (Keiko) Tice and Ashley "Ash" (Lindsey Groom) Tice; three great grandchildren, Noah Beechey, Patrick Tice and Maria Tice; sister, Doris (Orley) Ford, Fassett, PA; brother-in-law, Paul (Helen) Greenough, Stow, OH; sister-in-law, Betty Greenough, Bend OR; nieces, nephews and many cherished friends. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his sister, Paula Davis; brothers-in-law, Edward Greenough and Kirtland (Margorie) Clark. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, December 5, 2009 between the hours of 11 am – 1 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 pm with Bill's pastor and long time friend, the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Gillett Cemetery where Bill will be laid to rest with full military honors. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Mr. Beechey's memory.   Published in Star-Gazette on December 3, 2009

BELLINGER - ETHEL M. STRONG
 Ethel M. Bellinger Strong, Gillett, PA, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her children, Dolores Strong of Gillett, John Strong Jr. of Casselberry, FL, Janice Dean of Gillett, Richard Strong of Pine City, NY, Charles Strong of Watkins Glen, NY and Barbara Saunders of Gillett; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Gladys Seymour of Elmira, NY and Dorothy Swartout of Horseheads, NY; brother, Norman Bellinger of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, John D. Strong Sr. and son, Donald Strong. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on March 14 with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, March 19, 1998)

JOHN E. BENSON
 John E. Benson, 77, Gillett RR 2, PA died Wednesday, June 1, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sayre. John was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church and a member of the Bradford County and Chemung Valley Senior Citizens.  He was a former employee of the Remington Rand and Ward LaFrance from which he retired. He is survived by children, Jack and Anna Benson of Elmira, NY, Barbara and Lynn Congdon, Gene and Louis Benson, all of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Barbara, Lynn and Chris Valero, Tanya and David Decker, Shaun Congdon, all of Gillett, Denise Boucher of Du Bois, PA, Brenda Lee Benson of Columbus, OH, Kevin Benson of Elmira, NY, Marc Benson of Williamsport, PA; 12 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Eula Schoener of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews; very special friend, Della Conrad of Horseheads, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine Benson, in 1984 and his sister, Eva Cooper Miller. Funeral services were held at the Fassett Baptist Church on June 4 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. (TGR, Thursday, June 9, 1994)

BERRY Debra HAXTON, 42, of Chemung, NY died Friday, December 8, 1995 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY.  Debra was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church.  Debra was a 1971 Troy High school graduate and a graduate of the corning Community College Nursing Program.  She was a registered nurse for 20 years at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center Nursery.  She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Lee Haxton of Chemung, NY; daughter, Shawna Haxton; sons, Zachary and Zane Haxton; father and mother, Richard and Joyce Berry of Gillett; a sister, Pamela and Jim Updike of Gillett; nieces, Tara Stone and Tiffany Updike; aunts, Winnie and Wayne Harkness of Gillett; uncle, LaRue and Dora Ann Avery of Gillett; mother-i-law, Marjorie Haxton of Troy and family.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on December 10 with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, December 14, 1995

BESLEY Lena Besley Balmer
Mrs. Lena Besley Balmer died Sunday night at Susquehanna, Pa.  She formerly was a resident of Wells, Pa., and is survived by here husband, Frank Balmer, four small children, a sister, and four brothers.  The funeral will be announced later.

BLACK –ALICE C. (BLACK) CRAIG, age 92, died on Thursday, June 26, 2003 at Sylvan Ridge, Troy.  She was born on June 9, 1911 in Draper, VA the daughter of James and Ada (Cora) Black.  She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star in Canton and a member of the American Baptist Women.  Alice was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She is survived by: her children, James “Sonny” (Carole) Craig) of Easton, Pa., Jeanne (Woody) Oldroyd of Gillett, Pa.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and sister, Mary Lee Christley of Draper, Va.  Mrs. Craig was predeceased by her husband, Julius L. Craig, four brothers and two sisters.  Friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Saturday June 28, 2003 from 1-3 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with Rev. John Johnson officiating.  Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Gillett Baptist Church at RD2, Box 9, Gillett, Pa or Guthrie Hospice RR1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BLOGETT JoAnn E.
Age 54 of Malden, MA formerly of Gillett, PA, Friday, March 4, 1983. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy Monday 7-9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m., Rev. John Valiant officiating. Burial Gillett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church. Survived by mother, Josephine Blodgett of RD 1 Gillett; sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Marie) Heath of Gillett, Mrs. Arlie Garrabrant of Horseheads, NY; several nieces & nephews. She was a member of Malden United Methodist Church, graduate of Troy High School & a secretary with Sperry Rand in Malden, MA.

BORTLE - DOTY
Phyllis S. Age 78, of Bragg Towers, Elmira, NY. She was born October 23, 1926 in Sayre, PA, daughter of the late Vernon and Pauline (Timm) Bortle and died Monday, July 11, 2005, unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital, She was predeceased by her husband, Francis on July 11, 1976, and is survived by her daughters, Betty Chamberlin of Elmira, Jo An O'Dell of Elmira Heights, and Elaine (Don) Smith of Elmira; son, Glenn Doty of Erin; stepdaughters, Patricia Parsons of AZ, and Jean Brillard of WY; grandchildren, Jim Rockwell of FL, Tina Dutton of KY, Dean Nault of CO, Christie Eckert of CO, Steve Hartman of Williamsport, PA, Andrew (Heather) Smith of Christiansburg, VA, Jayson (C.J.) Chamberlin of Odessa, NY, Lee (Mary) Smith of Elmira, Shawn Chamberlin of Elmira, Jessica Doty and Chad Doty, both of Elmira Heights, Sabrina Doty of Elmira, and Glenn Doty, Jr. of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Robert and Dylan Eckert of CO, Ryan Dutton of KY, Theresa Smith of Elmira, Megan Smith of Christiansburg, VA, Trent Johnson, Michael Doty, Austin Doty and Tyler Baube all of Elmira; sister, Joyce (Jim) Tucker of Helendale, CA; uncle, Gordon Bortle of Waverly; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Phyllis retired from Elmira Stamping. She enjoyed knitting, crafts, decorating cakes and eating at Denny's. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, July 14th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Friday, July 15th, at 1 p.m. Deacon Neil Butts will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.

BOUGHTON  -   Mrs. Ethilinda M. Coe.
Mrs. Ethlinda M. Coe died in South Creek, March 6th, 1903 aged 69 years and 15 days.  Mrs. Coe was the daughter of Daniel and Maria Boughton, and was born in Columbia township, Feb. 19th, 1834.  Her parents and family moved to South Creek when she was twelve years old where she resided most of the time after this until her decease.  She was married by Rev. E. Lockwood, to Caleb E. Coe, Mar. 1st, 1853.  When sixteen years of age she became a member of the South Creek Baptist Church, retaining her membership until the time of her death.  Thus it will be seen that her married life covered a period of 50 years and her religious life full 53 years.  Mrs. Coe was a woman of unblemished character, a true wife and affectionate mother and was held in high esteem by those who knew her long and well.  Her funeral was held on the 8th inst. At the Gillett Baptist church and she was buried in the old cemetery near by.  In harmony with her request, the services was led by Rev. T. Mitchell of Troy, assisted by Rev. P. Reynolds of Gillett.  A large concourse of people was present.  Her husband, five sons, eight grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters survive her.  The sons are Scott, Judd, Judson, Benjamin and Montgomery.  These with one brother bore her to her final resting place and laid her tenderly down by the side of other dear relatives who had been called to their eternal home. TGR 1903

BOWEN Mary B Wilkes
Age 87, formerly of Gillett and Sayre, died on Saturday, March 22, 2008, with her daughters by her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred Wilkes Sr. in 2002, and a sister, Grace Davis in 2005. She is survived by her children, Lorraine (George) Hill of Lowman, NY, Suzanne Materne of Watsontown, PA, Keith (Susan) Wilkes of Brunswick, ME, Alfred (Jane) Wilkes of Gillett, PA; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; Sister Florence Roth of Sayre, PA; four nephews. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church and taught Sunday School for many years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, March 28th, 2008, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 29th, 2008, 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at the conclusion of the calling hours at 12:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. Reverend Clifford Proper will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 115 West Hill Rd., Elmira, NY 14903, or the Association for Child Character Education, Inc., 212 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/27/2008.   (Daughter of Edward & Mary Morrison Bowen)

BREWER – Mrs. Alice Rynearson, 53, of Mansfield RD3, died Saturday, June 2, 1962. She was a member of the Elk Run Methodist Church and Gillett Grange. Survived by husband, Edson Rynearson; daughter, Mrs. LaRue Smith of Pine City; son, Eugene Rynearson of Bath; sister, Mrs. Rexford Smith, Mrs. Warren Queal and Mrs. J. William Andrews of Millerton, Mrs. Donald Butcher of Horseheads; brothers, Joe Brewer of Wellsburg, Grand and Judd Brewer of Millerton; 4 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Monday at 2 PM, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial was in Gillett Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 6 June 1962, p.4

BRISTOL Herbert S. Bristol, 80, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 1941, at his farm in Wells Township, Pa., where he had resided for 65 years. He was a native of Albany. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace Boughton Bristol;three daughters, Mrs. Ray Brewer of Millerton, Mrs. Charles Updyke of Gillett and Miss Leila Bristol, at home; a son, Clyde A. of Troy, Pa. 12 grandchildren; and a sister Miss Kate Bristol. The funeral will be held in the family home, the Rev. Allen Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.

BROOKS, JAMES W.,  James W. Brooks, 71, of Gillett (Doty Hill RD) died January 11, 1987.  Mr. Brooks was a member of the Chemung Valley Lodge No 360 F and A M, Corning Consistory and life member of the A F of L.  He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Dr. James Wilcox of Milan, PA; sons and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Marion Brooks of Doty Hill RD, Wellsburg, NY,  Dennis L. Brooks of Venezuela and Brian Brooks of Doblin, PA; sisters, Mrs. Harold (Thelma) Thomason of Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Alvin (Emma Jane) Kamp of Elmira; 9 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held at Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on January 15 with Rev. Kelvin Jones, Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. Friends wishing may contribute to the Chemung Valley Lodge Brotherhood Fund, Chemung, NY in Jim’s memory or to a charity of their choice.  (TGR Jan. 15, 1987)

 

BROWN Lewis A.

Age 90, of Gillett, PA entered into the arms of His Lord and into his eternal home, promised to him, {John 14:2 "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."} on Friday, September 13, 2013. He was born on March 8, 1923, the son of the late Leroy and Pearl (Lewis) Brown. His loving wife of 64 years, Iva E. "Betty" Brown preceded him in death on August 20, 2011. He is survived by daughters, Linda D. (Raymond) MacAuslan of Gillett, PA; Kathleen A. (Mickey) Millen of Gillett, PA; sons, James L. (Virginia) Brown of Loysville, PA; Gerald E. (Faith) Brown of Gadsden, TN; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Marian Campagna of Lindley, NY; Alice Ballard of Horseheads, NY. Lewis was a long-time faithful member of the Mosherville Bible Church and the Gillett Senior Citizens Organization. He was a man of God, devoted to his Church for many years where he was the Sunday School Superintendent and taught Child Evangelism Release Time Classes. He enjoyed his time with the Sunday School and he was always concerned about children. He will be remembered for his quite spirit, his faithfulness to prayer, patience and his "slow to answer" responses. Lewis had a deep caring and abiding love for all of his family and he expressed and showed that caring love daily. He loved to have his family come home for meals and loved to share ice cream with his friends. He loved picnics and was always ready to leave for one. He enjoyed hunting, farming, especially haying, riding his 1948 Ford tractor and milking the cows. He had a passion for old tractors and for his ice cream. He was a WW II Veteran of the US Army Air Corp and served his country in Trinidad and Puerto Rico. He worked for many years at the Remington Rand and after its closing as a welder. He could fix anything and everything with his special "cobbling" skills. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will be held at the Mosherville Bible Church Mosherville, PA on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Pastor James Truax will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Gillett Cemetery Gillett, PA where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Brown Military Honors. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Mosherville Bible Church Sunday School 9914 Coryland Road Gillett, PA 16925. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rupik and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Staff on 4-D and ICU for your kindness and compassion, and special thanks to Melba Campbell from the Mosherville Bible Church. Star Gazette – September 15, 2013

 

BULLOCK LILLIAN - Mrs. H. T. Kinsman - Mrs. H. T. Kinsman, 77, died Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the family home in Gillett, Pa. She is survived by her husband, Dr. H.T. Kinsman. The funeral will be held at the Baptist Church in Gillett, Pa., Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate. Burial in the Gillett, Pa. Cemetery.   Lillian  1852-1929

JOSEPH ‘JODY’ BUTTS of Elmira, NY age 70, died Monday, May 28, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira.  Born January 22, 1931 in Elmira, NY he was a son of the late Samuel and Margaret Heeman Butts.  Surviving are: his children, Joseph C. (Sharon) Butts of Wellsburg, Rosemarie Gleason of Horseheads, Ronald (Barbara) Butts of Wellsburg, Patricia (Walter) Ayres of Elmira, 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins and a sister, Betty Johnson of PA.  He was predeceased by his wife, Iva M. Butts on May 15, 1999; brothers, James and Samuel "Sonny" Butts; a sister, Jenny Parker.  Family and friends are invited to call Friday, June 1, 2001 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira with the funeral and committal service there at 1 pm with the Rev. Howard Hunt officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette

JESSE R. BYERS
Jesse R. Byers, 88, of Gillett RD 1, died Sunday, October 21, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Funeral services were held October 26 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, November 1, 1990

CHASE - (Local News) Miss Nancy Chase, sister of Daniel Chase, died Wednesday morning at her home in Gillett. The funeral and burial will be at Gillett on Saturday. tgr 1922

 

COATS Allen W. Coats

a longtime resident of the Fassett, Pa. community died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, where he had been receiving care, at the age of 72.  He was born on Feb. 23, 1939 in Elmira, son of the late William and Ida Hodge Coats.  He was employed for many years by W. M. Spiegel & Sons, Elmira.  Allen's interests included fishing, hunting and welding.  Surviving are his children, Kathy Wytrwa; and Allen (Krista) Coats, Beaver Dams; Gerald (Tammy) Coats, Fla; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren; a sister, Caroline Drew; brothers, Wayne (Jean) Coats, Glen (Lisa) Coats and Robert (Nancy) Coats; step children Sharon Coly-Herbert with husband, William K. Herbert, of Albany; Rich (Debbie) Callahan, Tioga, Pa.; eight step grandchildren, seven step great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cherished friends and neighbors Martha & Dale Kress.  Allen was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary MacDougall on July 9, 2011.  Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday Oct. 31, 2011 at Caywood's Funeral Home and Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, N.Y. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Graveside services will take place in Gillett Cemetery following his service.  Towanda Daily Review -  October 27, 2011

 

COLE –GATES, MARY I. (COLE LANDON) age 82, of Newtown Towers, Elmira, Tuesday, September 6, 1988.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral home, Wellsburg, Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services there Friday at 2 pm.  Rev. John Lattimer of Bentley Creek Baptist Church officiating.  Interment in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  Friends wishing may contribute to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church Memorial fund, RD 3, Gillett, PA.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Gene (Evelyn) Leonard of Bentley creek, PA; sisters, Marguerite Kyler of Berwick, PA, Nellie Clark of Wellsboro, PA; brothers, Raymond Cole of Corning, Howard Weatherbee and Allen Weatherbee both of Wellsboro, PA and Paul Weatherbee of Horseheads, NY; 5 grandsons; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. (Parents: Ephraim and Emma Vandergrift Cole)

Bernice CONGDON Sullivan Smith, 93 (SRGP 19254)
12/02/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Bernice Congdon Sullivan Smith, a longtime resident of Gillett who made her home with her daughter's family in Spencer, N.Y., for the last 5 1/2 years, went to her repose to await the calling of our Lord on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001. She was born Nov. 19, 1908, in Gillett, a daughter of the late Bert and Edna Queal Congdon. Bernice had a passion for flower gardening and left each home she had lovelier than when she came there. She is survived by two sisters, Marie (Lynn) Updike of Gillett and Pauline (Bert) Avery of Cayuta, N.Y.; four children, Norman (Joyce) Sullivan of Candor, N.Y.; Edna Jean (Robert) Molyneaux of Spencer, N.Y.; Beverly Potter of Candor, N.Y., and Shirley (Gary) Nagy of California; three stepdaughters, Arlene (Phil) Jennings of Monroeton, Janice Smith of Phoenix and Vorene Stamp of Gillett; 19 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Edgar in 1942 and two loving husbands, Eugene Sullivan of Candor, N.Y., with whom she had four children, and Leaman Smith of Gillett, to whose daughters she was stepmother for 41 years. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. The funeral and committal services will follow Wednesday visitation at the funeral home. Bernice's grandson, the Rev. Jay Molyneaux, will officiate, with the Rev. Louis Newkirk assisting. Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Hospice Unit at Lourdes Hospital, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, N.Y. 13905 in Bernice's memory. Note from Joyce M. Tice - Bernice also enjoyed genealogy and had made her files available to my Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. We also have some of her clipping scrapbooks on the site

CONGDON - EDITH CONGDON KANE
Mrs. Edith B. Congdon Kane of RD 2, Gillett died Monday, October 15, 1990 at home. She was born in Gillett, the daughter of Lynn and Belle Oldroyd Congdon. She was the former proprietor of "Ye Olde Wagon Wheel and Antique Shop" of Gillett. She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, a former Sunday School teacher and a supporter of the Elmira Christian Center. She was a member of the Fassett Grange and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Dr. Hugh Kane; daughter, Colleen Kane; daughter and son-in-law, Collette and Marvin Roberts, all of Gillett, PA, Thomas and Jeannette Congdon of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Barbara Valero, Tanya Decker, Shaun Congdon, Lisa Congdon, Scott Congdon, Timothy Roberts and Christopher Dyer; four great-grandchildren; father-in-law, Rev. J. Sydney and Charlotte Kane of Gillett. Friends were invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira (October 17 from 7-9, October 18 from 3-5) with Rev. J. Sydney Kane, Rev. Donald Rockwell and Rev. John Bedzyk officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial gifts to the Fassett Baptist Church or the Elmira Christian Center in Edith's name.(TGR, Thursday, October 18, 1990)

CONGDON –EDITH B. CONGDON KANE, Gillett RD 2, died Monday, Oct. 15, 1990 at home.  She is survived by her husband of 40 years, dr. Hugh Kane; daughter, Colleen Kane; daughter and son-in-law, Collette and Marvin Roberts, all of Gillett; sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Barbara Congdon of Gillett and Thomas and Jeannette Congdon of Pine City, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; Barbara Valero, Tanya Decker, Shaun Congdon, Lisa Congdon, Scott Congdon, Timothy Roberts and Christopher Dyer; great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brandon Valero, Kyle Decker and Kirsten Dyer; father-in-law, the Rev. J. Sydney and Charlotte Kane of Gillett.  She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church and a supporter of the Elmira Christian Center and a former Sunday school teacher.  She was also a member of the Fassett Grange and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She devoted her life to serving Christ and was also a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose life was a Christian example to all who knew her.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Thursday at 5 p.m.  The Rev. J. Sydney Kane, the Rev. Donald Rockwell and the Rev. John Bedzyk will officiate.  Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing can make memorial gifts to the Fassett Baptist Church or the Elmira Christian Center in Edith’s name.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FAYETTE E. CONGDON
 Fayette E. Congdon, 83, of Mansfield, PA and formerly of Gillett, PA, died February 20, 1990 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born October 8, 1906 in Gillett, PA, the son of Earl and Mayme Congdon. Mr. Congdon was a farmer and past master of the Fassett Grange, past president of the local Dairyman's League and was a forest fire warden for 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leone Pellor Congdon; sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Darlene Congdon of Millerton, PA and Karl and Shirley Condon of Mansfield, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Stanley Mokrzynski of Blossburg, PA; daughter-in-law, Betty Congdon of Gillett; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Robert Congdon, in 1973. Funeral services were held February 23 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Donald D. Rockwell and the Rev. Sydney Kane officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, March 1, 1990)

CONGDON – Fayette E. Congdon, 83, of 210 St. James Street, formerly of Gillett, Bradford County, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1990, in Troy Community Hospital. Mr. Congdon was a retired farmer and had been a forest fire warden for 35 years. He was past president of the local Dairymen’s League and past master of Fassett Grange. Born Oct. 8, 1906 in Gillett, he was a son of Henry Earl and Mayme Saudey Congdon. Preceding him in death was a son, Robert Congdon, in 1973. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Leone Pellor Congdon; sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Darlene Congdon of Millerton, and Karl and Shirley Congdon of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Stanley Mokrzynski of Blossburg; daughter-in-law, Betty Congdon of Gillett; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. Calling hours will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Services will be held at the funeral home Friday, Feb. 23, at 2 PM. Rev Donald D. Rockwell and Rev. Sydney Kane will officiate. Burial will be made in the Gillett Cemetery.

CONGDON –MARIE (CONGDON) UPDIKE, age 88, of Gillett, PA died on Friday January 2, 2004.  She was predeceased by her husband Lynn on November 29, 2003.  They had been married 69 years.  Marie is survived by sons, Duane and Linda Updike of Burdett, NY, LaVere and Louise Updike of Gillett, PA, Marshall and Janice Updike of Big Flats, NY, Grover and Sandy Updike of Tucson, AZ; nine grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline (Bert) Avery of Cayuta, NY and Ona Lou Patterson of Gillett, PA; sisters, Pauline (Bert) Avery of Cayuta, NY and Ona Lou Patterson of Gillett, PA; several nieces and nephew.  Marie was a life long homemaker who cherished her family.  She loved nature, which was evident in her walks, gardening and flowers.  Marie was a longtime member of the Coryland Church and lived her faith daily.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Monday, January 5, 2004 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. with funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 4:00 p.m.  The Revs. Jonathan Johnson and Charles Root will officiate.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

CONGDON –PAULINE HAZEL AVERY. Age 87, of Varney Hill Road, Cayuta, NY, went home to with her Lord on Saturday, May 29,2004, peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  She was born March 29, 1917, in Gillett, PA, the daughter of the late James and Edna (Queal) Congdon.  On this date May 31st, 1934 in Pine City, NY, the Reverend Burrows married Pauline H. Congdon and LaMar W. “Bert” Avery.  They have celebrated 70 wonderful years of life and love together.  Pauline is survived by her loving husband, “Bert”; beloved children, Llewellyn (Hannelore) Avery of Cayuta, NY, Charlene (Ronald) Griffin of Cayuta, NY, Daryl (Patricia) Avery of Ithaca, NY, Darla Shroyer of Millport, NY, Jocelyn Almon of Cayuta, NY; sister, Ona Lou Patterson of Gillett, PA, along with 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Her daughters, Janycee Avery and Cheryl Avery; son Larry Avery; two sisters; and one brother predeceased Pauline.  She was a member of the Sullivanville United Methodist Church.  Her green thumb enabled her to be an excellent gardener and expert flower grower.  She also enjoyed sewing and loved her “rocks”.  Her and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, June 2, 2004, from 4 to 7 p.m.  Funeral Services celebrating her life will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours which are at 7 p.m.  The Reverend Mari Rockwell will officiate.  Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Gillett Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Road Horseheads, NY in her memory.

CONGDON
Congdon, Robert E. age 45 of Gillett RD 2 Friday June 22, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m. Pastor Donald Rockwell. Gillett Cemetery. Survived by wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Congdon; daughter, Deborah Marlea Congdon; sons, William Fayette Congdon, at home, Arthur James Congdon, Troy Pa.; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fayette Congdon, Gillett RD2; sister, Mrs. Leslie (Donna) Vorman, Horseheads; brothers, Lester Congdon, Millerton, Pa., Karl Congdon, Gillett, pa.; several nieces, aunts and uncles, Mr. Condgon was an employee of the Moore Business Forms in Elmira and a member of the Fasett Grange.

COOPER Anna Mae WELCH, age 88, of Gillett, PA (South creek Township) died Noveber 1, 1999.  Anna Mae was born October 3, 1911 in Bentley Creek, PA, a daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Cooper.  She graduated from East Smithfield High School and was a life-long member of the Gillett Baptist Church and Berean Class.  She served as tax collector for South Creek Township for several years, followed by retiring from the Troy School District in 1975.  She is survived by her husband, Ralph Welch; son and daughter-in-law, Clifton and Carolyn Welch of Naples FL; sister, Alice Inman of Taccoa, GA; a grandson and five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a daughter Carolyn Ann Welch; sister, Frances Wood; and brothers, Bert Cooper, Erwin Cooper and Lester Cooper.  Funeral services were held at the Gillett Baptist Church on November 6 with the Revs. Robert Weaver and Charles Root officiating followed by interment in their cemetery.  Arrangements were made by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.  Contributions may be sent to the Gillett Baptist Church, c/o Nancy Oldroyd, RR 2, Box 6, Gillett, PA 16925.

GLENN L. CRAIG
 Glenn L. Craig, 71, Gillett, died June 18, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born November 14, 1919, son of Dalson and Lena Kerrick Craig. Glenn was a lifelong resident of Gillett.  He retired in 1974 after 33 years of service with Bendix.  Glenn was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church for 53 years and was active at the Gillett Senior Center. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Emily Seymour Craig; sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn A. and Gail Craig of Melbourne, FL and Ronald and Becky Craig of East Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Hodder of Gillett, Carolyn and Harold (Bud) Bentley of Troy RD 1 and Darla and Neil Moore of Wellsburg, NY; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 29 with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. J. Sydney Kane officiating and burial in Gillett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, June 27, 1991)

ARTHUR CROWLEY, 78, died at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. William Costello, 537 South Main Street, Monday evening (Sept. 9, 1929).  Mrs. Costello is his only survivor.  The remains repose in the Hagerman Funeral Home, where a service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. J. Sidney Kane will officiate.  Burial at Gillett, Pa.  The funeral will be private.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/10/1929

J.L. "POSS" CRAIG
 J.L. "Poss" Craig, 81, of Troy RR 3, PA died Friday, May 1, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born February 9, 1911 in Pulaski, VA, the son of Julius Luck and Octavia Ackers Craig. He resided the last 20 years on Lookout Road in Troy Township. Poss worked for Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a division of Tenneco, for 25 years, retiring in June of 1972.  He first worked as a welder, then as a foreman and then retired as a superintendent. He was a former member of the Troy Lions Club; the F & AM of Campbellsville, KY; and regularly attended Gillett Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alice B. Craig; son and daughter-in-law, James R. "Sonny" and Carole Craig of Easton, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne M. and F.M. "Woody" Oldroyd of Gillett; granddaughter and husband, Tammi and George Denger of Horsham, PA; grandsons, Michael Craig of Easton, Jason and Joshua of Gillett; three sisters; two brothers; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Funeral services were held May 4 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in Gillett Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church in care of the American Baptist Women (ABW). (TGR, Thursday, May 7, 1992)

CULVER, Ulysses F.Sr., Age 60, of Sodus Point, formerly of Gillett RD 2, Thursday, Aug. 6, 1964. He was a foreman of the Pennsylvania RR Co.; a member of the Fassett Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Jennie Culver; daughters, Mrs. Virginia Maynard of Gillett, Mrs. Aelicia Giljam of Sodus Point; sons, Arthur H. of Norfolk, VA., Ulysses R., Jr. of Gillett: mother, Mrs. Bertha Conklin of Gillett; sisters, Mrs. Ivah Seymour of Elmira, Mrs. Mildred Pidcoe of Elmira, Mrs. Stella Sherman of Westfield, PA, Mrs. Julia Shaw of Campbell; brothers, Menzo Halsey of Pine City, Albert Pratsley, Frances Pratsley of Curtis, NY; 13 grandchildren. Body at Keister Funeral Home. Calling hours: today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Saturday 2 to 4 only. Funeral Sunday at 1:30 pm there. Gillett Cemetery.

CULVER - Virginia Culver Maynard, 77
11/27/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Virginia Culver Maynard, 77, a lifelong resident of Gillett, peacefully passed into rest Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y. Virginia was born the beloved daughter of the late Ulysses and Jennie Queal Culver on Nov. 14, 1924, in Gillett. Virginia was the loving wife of the late Rexford L. Maynard. They shared 57 loving years filled with priceless memories. Those close to Virginia knew her best for her love and devotion to her loving husband, Rex, and the family they shared. Devoting all her love to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was what she loved the most. Virginia always made time for leading her family to a strong faith in the Lord. That is why she could also devote so much time to her Church family, whom she loved, at the Fassett Baptist Church. Virginia served her church as past trustee, deaconess, flower committee member, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School teacher and organizer of most church functions and dinners. Virginia also had a wonderful love of the community that surrounded her and Rex. Early on, they saw that the area would be better served with a firemen's auxiliary. She and other community members organized the first South Creek Volunteer Fire Department Women's Auxiliary. Her devotion to her community did not stop there. Virginia and Rex also spent many hours with the South Creek Volunteer Ambulance Squad. This was a task she never minded because she was always able to be next to Rex. They also loved the many friends they made through the years. They were involved with the South Creek Senior Citizens Center and Fassett Grange. Throughout her lifetime, Virginia Maynard made a loving mark on both the communities of Fassett and Gillett. Though Virginia has joined those whom she has missed, her accomplishments and love will never fade. We will all miss her. Virginia is survived by her devoted children, Janice and Gary Finnerty of Gouverneur, N.Y., Pat Brewer of Gillett, Carlton and Jackie Maynard of Waverly, N.Y., Donna and Wendell Harkness of Gillett; 18 grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Aelicia and David Byork of Wolcott, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Carmela Culver of Gillett; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Brock of Rockingham, N.C.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Lynn and Ruth Maynard and Lester and Bertha Maynard, all of Gillett. Virginia is predeceased by her husband, Rexford L. Maynard; sons, Kenneth and Richard Maynard; granddaughter, Kathy Chapman; great-grandson, Matthew Hammond; father, Ulysses F. Culver; mother, Jennie Queal Culver; and brothers, Ulysses R. and Arthur H. Culver. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours Wednesday. The Rev. Donald Rockwell will officiate, with the Rev. Donald Maynard, nephew, assisting and the Rev. Charles Root sharing in graveside committal prayers at the Gillett Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials in Virginia's name to the Fassett Baptist Church, R.R. 4, Gillett, Pa. 16925 or to the charity of one's choice.

CUNNINGHAM –MRS. IRENE GOODRICH TILLINGHAST, 78, of Gillett RD 3, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 1987 very unexpectedly.  She was born Feb. 27, 1909 in Canton, Pa. the daughter of Frederick Elmer and Mary Melissa Smith Cunningham.  She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church, a member of Fassett Grange and a member of Excelsior Chapter No. 323, O.E.S.  Mrs. Tillinghast was a retired employee of Iszard’s.   She was very active in the South Creek Lions Club.  She is survived by her husband of 15 years.  Frank A. Tillinghast; children, Ronald Goodrich of Texas; Arthur Goodrich of California; Gary and Laura Webster of Fassett, Pa.; Margaret Jean Tillinghast of Elmira Heights, eight grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sister, Eleanore Campanelli of Pine City; brother, James Cunningham of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The family will provide flowers and would greatly appreciated contributions to the Fassett Baptist Church in Irene’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DALTON, Michael William:  20 month old infant son of Michael and Dale Johnston Dalton of Lot 160 Windsor Court, 4202 Windsor Spring Road, Hepzibah, GA, Wednesday, November 2, 1988 in Augusta, GA. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday from 2 to 4pm. Funeral and Committal Services there at the conclusion of Calling Hours, 4pm. The Rev. Charles Root officiating. Interment Gillett Cemetery. Survived by his maternal grandparents, Richard and Bernice Johnston of Gillett, PA; paternal grandmother, Linda Joslyn of Towanda, PA; paternal grandfather, Kenneth Dalton of Valley Stream, NY; maternal great grandmother, Helen McKay of Roseville, PA; paternal great grandparents, Joseph and Alice Boyce of Uniondale, Long Island; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

DAVIS Fred-Funeral was held at the local church Tuesday morning with burial at Gillett.

DAVIS Fred C-74, of Austinville died Saturday morning (1949) Mr. Davis was a lifelong resident of the Austinville community, a member of the Baptist Church and the Odd Fellows lodge there. He is survived by his wife, Ida Wolfe Davis; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Richmond of Wyalusing and Mrs. William Brown of Elmira; two sons, Lorenzo of Elmira and Frank of Bentley Creek; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The body is at the Soper & Vickery funeral home in Troy and will be taken to Austinville Baptist Church for services Tuesday morning. Rev. Glenn Dewey will officiate with burial in Gillett Cemetery.

Fred C. DAVIS, aged 74, died at his home in Austinville, Saturday, June 25, 1949. He is survived by his wife, Ida Wolfe Davis; two daughters Mrs. Lee Richmond, Wyalusing and Mrs. William Brown, Elmira; two sons Lorenzo, Elmira and Frank, Bentley Creek. The funeral was held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Austinville Baptist Church, Rev. Glen Dewey officiated with burial in Gillett Cemetery.

LaRUE G. DECKER
 LaRue G. Decker, 61, of Gillett, PA died Wednesday, September 2, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was born September 24, 1930 in Chemung, NY, the son of Charles and Cora Keenan Decker. Mr. Decker was a member and served on the board of directors of the South Creek Northern Tier Sportsman Club.  He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, having served with the US Navy. Mr. Decker was a former construction worker and was formerly employed with General Electric in Elmira. He was a member of the Gillett Grange, and the National Rifle Association.  He enjoyed shooting trap and was an avid hunter.  He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Clarabelle Updike Decker; sons and daughters-in-law, Ken and Diane Decker of Natural Bridge, NY, David and Tanya Decker of Gillett and Stephen and Cherri Decker of Gillett; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Howard Wheeler of Laurel Hill, FL and Valerie and Tim Clark of Gillett; a daughter, Vanessa Decker, at home; three grandsons and three granddaughters; sisters, Harriett Barber of Troupsburg, NY and Mrs. Lewis (Sally) Randall of Lockwood, NY; brother, Sidney Decker of Albany, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 5 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating with military honors accorded.  Burial was to be at the Gillett Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, September 10, 1992)

HARVEY MARTIN DEERY, 67, Knoxville, PA, formerly of Gillett and Oakboro, NC, went home to be with the Lord, December 12, 2003, at the Arnot Ogden Medical center in Elmira, NY.  Born on November 8, 1936, in Elmira, he was the son of the later Harry and Jane (Bellows) Deery.  Mr. Deery owned and operated Harvey’s Crane Service in Elmira for many years until his retirement.  He was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and the Oakboro Baptist Church.  He was active in the youth ministries of both churches and enjoyed his time serving as a Sunday School teacher.  Surviving are three children; Christine Shepardson, Dundee, NY; Philip (Jaime) Deery, Savannah, GA; and James Deery, Houston, TX; six grandchildren, Jason Linsey, Michael and Kelley Shepardson, and Philip and Taylor McCall Deery; two brothers, Harry (Ruth) Deery, Jr., Shortsville, NY; Clifford (Dawn) Deery, Elmira, NY; two sisters, Pauline (David) Orr, Albemarlo, NC; and Helen (Bernard) Tomko, Lake Villa, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 40 years, Lois on November 17, 2003; a sister, Jane Rice; and brother Kelly Deery.  A memorial service was held December 16 at the Gillett Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Johnson officiating.  A private burial will be held in the Gillett Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Pepper funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DENMARK –FERN D. AMEIGH, 86, of the Carteton Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995.  She was born April 29, 1908, in Van Etten, N.Y., the daughter of Floyd and Ada Ellis Denmark.  She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church.  Mrs. Ameigh was formerly employed with Bendix Co. in Elmira, retiring in 1963.  She is survived by three stepsons and one stepdaughter; a special niece, Alberta Freeman of Millport, N.Y.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and all her special friends.  She was predeceased by her husband, George Ameigh on Dec. 10, 1978.  There will be no visitation.  The graveside service will be held at the Gillett Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1995, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating.  Burial will be in Gillett Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church, Gillett, Pa.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DILLIN ELIZABETH A. (Tillinghast) - , Mrs. Elizabeth A. Tillinghast, 77, of Gillett, PA, RD 2. Saturday, Jan. 27, 1962. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and Seely Creek Rebekah Lodge. Survived by husband, Fred Tillinghast; sons, Frederick (Ted) of Bluff Point and Franklin of Gillett RD 2. Body at Kiester Funeral Home. Calling hours: today and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 pm, the Rev. J. Sydney Kane and the Rev. Thomas Shreves. Gillett Cemetery

DILLON -  Arthur H. Dillon - (1929) 74 years of age, was found in an orchard near the home of his daughter, Mrs. [Elizabeth] Fred Tillinghast, at Fassett, last Friday with a deep gash in his throat, done in a fit of despondency caused by ill health. He was removed to the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira where he died Monday night. Mr. Dillon has made his home here with his son, Earle Dillon for several years and was a highly respected citizen. He is survived by three daughters-Mrs. Tracy Wilson, of this place, Mrs. Fred Tillinghast of Fassett, and Mrs. Charles Faulkner of Gillett, one son, Earle Dillon, a brother, William Dillon of Chenango Bridge and a sister, Mrs. Sophia Joralemon of Cambridge Springs, Pa. The funeral was held Thursday from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Tillinghast, with burial in the family plot at Gillett.   [Note – name listed as Dillin in cemetery index]

DOTY Betty Chamberlin
Age 57 of Elmira, NY. She was born February 16, 1953 in Sayre, Pa, daughter of the late Frank and Phyllis (Bortle) Doty and died
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her sons Jayson (Carletta) Chamberlin of Alpine and Shawn Chamberlin of Lutherville, MD; grandson Joseph Chamberlin; adopted daughter Missy Howe of Elmira; siblings Patricia Parsons and Jean Brillard both of Phoenix, AZ, Jo An O'Dell and Elaine (Don) Smith all of Elmira, Glenn (Reeda) Doty of Erin, along with several nieces and nephews; special friends Neil and Joyce Butts of Millport. Betty was a former employee of Elmira College. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 17th from 12 to 1 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 1 pm. Deacon Neil Butts will officiate. Interment will take place in Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette - December 15, 2010

DUNBAR –HAZEL MARIE (DUNBAR) HARKNESS died April 24, 2004, quietly within the loving circle of her family.  Born on August 2, 1921 she was the daughter of Frank and Bessie Dunbar of East Troy, PA.  After graduating from Troy High School she married her high school sweetheart, Merton L. Harkness.  Theirs was a love affair that never ended after he predeceased her on October 10, 1995.  The driving force of her life was her devotion to her husband and her family and guiding them throughout their lives.  This was exemplified by the love returned to her by her children and their families.  Mrs. Harkness was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and was a member of Grange for over 50 years.  Surviving are her four children, daughter, Kathleen (Bruce) Staudt, Austinville; son, Jay (Diane) Harkness, Gillett; daughter, DeEtta (Terry) Shafer, LeRaysville; daughter, Julia (Larry) Congdon, Gillett; 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A loving grandmother she never missed a chance to show her love and support.  She is also survived by a family friend Milton (Stub) Austin.  She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.  The funeral service was held April 27 from the Gerald Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Reverend Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial was in the Gillett Cemetery where she rejoined her loving husband, Mert, in eternity.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Gillett Baptist Church or the Austinville Union Church.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

EBERLY Richard H. "Rick" Eberly

59, of Gillett, Pa., died on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.  Family and friends are welcome to gather from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Rick's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Gillett Cemetery.  Rick was born on Nov. 30, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Harold and Marian (Kauck) Eberly. He was self-employed as an auto mechanic in the Gillett, Pa., area for several years, and was a member of the Elks-Lacey Lodge in Forked River, N.J. Rick enjoyed the outdoors; he loved hunting, fishing, and boating on Seneca Lake. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and liked watching shows about cars on the TV.  Most important to Rick was his family. His family includes: his companion Mary E. Grover of Gillett, Pa.; his daughters, Heather (Steven) Liebers of Horsham, Pa. and Jennifer (Timothy) McConnell of Southhampton Pa.; Mary's children, Mary (Christopher) Logan of Alberta, Canada and Amy (Rinaldo) Rossi II of Telford, Pa.; his nine grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Jack (Joan) Eberly of Feasterville, Pa., Diane (Lenny) Wisneski of Hillsboro, N.J., Nancy (John) Bagliani of Hammonton, N.J., and Kurt (Jackie) Eberly of Virginia Beach, Va.; along with several nieces and nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his parents.  Memorial contributions may be made in Rick's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.    Towanda Daily Review – February 14, 2011

 

ERNEST Iva E. (Betty) Brown

Age 90, Gillett, PA, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 20, 2011. She was born on January 15, 1921, the daughter of the late Oscar S. and Jennie (Houser) Ernest. Survived by loving husband of 64 years, Lewis A. Brown; daughters, Linda D. (Raymond) MacAuslan, Kathleen A. Baker; sons, James L. (Virginia) Brown and Gerald E. (Faith) Brown; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sister, Flora (John) Newton; brother, Kenneth (Kathryn) Ernest; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Lawrence, James and Robert Ernest. Long-time member of Mosherville Bible Church and the Gillett Senior Citizens Organization. She was a woman of faith, devoted to her church where for many years she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and Child Evangelism Release Time classes. She had a gift of story-telling and enjoyed using Flannel Graph to illustrate Bible stories. She sang in the church choir for many years. Betty was also a leader of the 4-H Stitch and Chat club. She was adventurous, a great Pennsylvania Dutch cook, and she enjoyed canning and freezing fruits, vegetables, jellies and pickles. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY, on Tuesday August 23, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Funeral Service Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the Mosherville Bible Church, Mosherville, PA. Pastor James Truax will officiate. Graveside Service to follow at Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Mosherville Bible Church, 9914 Coryland Road, Gillett, PA 16925.   Star Gazette – August 21, 2011

 

JACK R. FIELDS
Jack R. Fields, 60, of Fassett, PA died Wednesday, April 27, 1994 at home. Jack worked 30 years for Kennedy Valve Inc. in Elmira, NY.  He was a member of the NRA. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Audrey L. Fields; children, Doug and Gail Dillon of Ephrata, PA, Tina and Nick Scrip of Elmira, NY, Sandy and Robert Stone of Gillett, PA, Levi Fields of Elmira, NY, Belinda and Richard White of Milton, FL, Mary A. Cook of Wellsburg, NY, Jack E. Fields of Gillett, Patricia M. Fitzwater of Gillett, PA, Sidney and Michelle Fields of Elmira, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Cleone and Mike Buchanan of Tioga, NY; 18 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on April 30 with the Rev. Charles Root and the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery. It was Jack's wish that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, May 5, 1994)

LEVI JAMES FOSS, 89 of 1240 W. First St. Monday, April 14, 1947.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Lillian Cramer of Elmira; granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Wood of Horseheads; grandsons, Meredith and Alan Cramer of Elmira; six great-grandchildren.  The body was removed to Soper Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. and will be taken to daughter’s home 1240 W. First St. this evening.  Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m.  Burial in Gillett, Pa.  Rev. Henry E. Hubbard.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/1947

FURMAN Mary E. (Furman) Harkness
Mary Furman Harkness, of Bentley Creek, Pa., died
at the Bradford County Manor in Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, from complications of Parkinson's. She was 88 years old.  Mary was a lifelong resident of Gillett, Pa., where she ran a dairy farm in partnership with her husband, Dana J. Harkness, who died in January 1989. She is survived by: her six children, Marletta Harkness of Long Beach, Calif., Butch and Barbara Harkness, Wendell and Donna Harkness, Bradley and Rebecca Harkness, Brenton Harkness and Nathan and Carol Harkness, all of Gillett, Pa.; grandchildren LaRue Harkness, LaVerne Harkness, LaVonne Harkness, Loren Harkness, Lorinda Harkness, Clint Harkness, Jodi Harkness, Chad Sterling, Marsi Hammond, Daniel Harkness, Scott Harkness, Jenna Harkness, Macy Harkness, Alori Harkness, Thomas Harkness and Chelsea Harkness; 22 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Norman Furman; sister-in-law Shirley Furman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Harriett was predeceased by her parents, husband Dana Harkness, a brother Gordon Furman, and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Born Mary Emmavieve Furman on May 5, 1922, to Howard and Bertha Furman, who died in 1981 and 1989, respectively, Mary worked on her father's farm in Checkerville and attended local schools. Her brother, Gordon C. Furman, of Waverly, N.Y., was a building contractor in this area and died August 2009. Mary graduated from Troy High School and she and Dana were married in January 1943, after which they worked the farm on Thompson Hill East of Gillett for the next 46 years, raising prize registered Jersey cattle. After Dana's death, Mary ran the farm with her sons, retiring to Bentley Creek in the mid-1990s. Mary excelled at homemaking and was an expert cook, baker, seamstress and gardener. The family still hears praises for the four loaves of fresh bread Mary baked three times a week for almost 60 years. She also appreciated music, poetry and politics and encouraged her children and grandchildren in their educational and business pursuits. Mary laughed easily, was always busy and was especially good with children who could always count on cookies, a meal, an interested word and a warm smile from her. She attended Gillett Baptist Church when she could.  Family and friends are invited to her graveside services that will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at in the Gillett Cemetery, Route 14, Gillett, Pa., with Pastor Alan Goss and Pastor Charles Root officiating. The family will provide flowers and memorial contributions are directed to the Gillett Baptist Church, Rte. 14, Gillett, PA 16925.  Daily Review - November 30, 2010

 

GARDNER Bertha G. Maynard

age 82, of Gillett, died on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. She was born on March 11, 1930 in Sayre, to the late Jesse and Bertha (Decker) Gardner. Bertha is survived by her husband, Lester Maynard of Gillett; sons Rev. Donald (Edith) Maynard of Canisteo, N.Y., Melvin (Norreen) Maynard of Simpsonville, S.C. and Bruce Maynard of Gillett; daughter, Beverly (Lloyd) Hite of Canton; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Bertha worked at Willard State Hospital and then at the A&P Plant for many years. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. with her son, Rev. Donald Maynard, officiating. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 in Gillett Cemetery in Gillett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Gillett Baptist Church.    Towanda Daily Review – November 14, 2012

 

GATES - FITZPATRICK
Lena E. Age 84 Of Gillett, PA died, Friday October 19, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre PA. She is survived by her Daughter: Shirley A. (Dean) Gordon of Gillett, PA, Grandchildren: Andrew (Fawn) Gordon of Snowhill, NC, Michael and Beckey Gordon of Gillett, PA; Special Friend: Houston Wilson; Brother In-law: Raymond Fitzpatrick of Elmira, NY, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lena is predeceased by her husband Joseph Andrew Fitzpatrick; special sister; Shirley McBennett, Brothers, Raymond and James Gates. Lena had many interests, such as reading and gardening, along with doing crafts, such as crocheting. She also enjoyed berry picking usually strawberries or currents. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday October 22, 2001 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM with a Service of Remembrance at 8:00 PM. Interment in Gillett Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.

GATES –LENA E. FITZPATRICK, 84, of Gillett died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She is survived by her daughter, Shirley A. (Dean) Gordon of Gillett; grandchildren, Andrew (Fawn) Gordon of Snowhill, N.C., and Michael and Beckey Gordon of Gillett; special friend, Houston Wilson; a brother-in-law, Raymond Fitzpatrick of Elmira, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Lena was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Andrew Fitzpatrick; a special sister, Shirley McBennett; and brothers Raymond and James Gates.  Lena had many interests such as reading and gardening, along with doing crafts. Such as crocheting.  She also enjoyed berry picking, usually strawberries or currents.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with a service of remembrance at 8 p.m.  Interment in Gillett Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GATES Lena FITZPATRICK, 84, of Gillett, PA died Friday, October 19, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  She is survived by her daughter Shirley (Dean) Gordon of Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Andrew (Fawn) Gordon of Snowhill, NC, Michael and Beckey Gordon of Gillett, PA; special friend, Houston Wilson; brother-in-law, Raymond Fitzpatrick of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Lena is predeceased by his husband.  Joseph Andrew Fitzpatrick; special sister, Shirley McBennett; brothers, Raymond and James Gates.  Funeral services were held October 22 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY with interment to be in the Gillett Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, October 25, 2001

 

GATES William D

Age 63 of Gillett, PA. He was born August 24, 1949 in Elmira, son of the late James and Ruth (Nero) Gates and died Friday, June 21, 2013 at home after a brave fight with lung cancer. He was predeceased by his son Frank and is survived by his soul mate and wife, Ellen Gates; daughters Melanie (Paul) Gates of ND and Tiffanie (Chris) Coleman of PA; two sons by a previous marriage James and Bill Gates, both of PA; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister Cindee (Jeff) Wray of PA; stepbrothers Charles (Shinobu) Meador, Tim (Patty) Meador and Mike (MaryAnn) Meador; sisters-in-law Elaine Tenny and Carol (Pete) Dennison; brothers-in-law Joe (Cheri) and Wes Jones; best friends Rich and JoAnn Packard, who were always there for him no matter what he needed. Bill graduated from Troy High School in 1967 where he was well known for playing baseball and being the star pitcher. After graduating, he went to work for Schanbacher Masonry, where he worked for many years. He then relocated to Syracuse, NY and was employed with Hueber Breuer Contractors until 1993 when he relocated back to Gillett, PA. Bill and Ellen bought the family business, Meador's Personal Care Home, and together ran the home until their retirement this year. Bill loved being a grandfather and spending time with his grandkids. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. He loved pulling pranks on his friends and family. He could fix anything, build anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. He was an old fashioned guy who believed in manners, values and helping one another. He loved Elvis and could always be heard singing a song or listening to his music. He and his wife Ellen were best friends and enjoyed antiquing junking and spending time fixing up their home. He will be greatly missed by his wife and family, but we know he will wait for us in heaven. It was Bill's request that there be no services. He will be cremated and laid to rest in Gillett Cemetery at a later date. His family gives a special thanks to the Oncology staff and Dr. Lash for their care; special nurse Sylvia, Cookes Pharmacy, Dr. Husband and Phoebe Cole. Those wishing, may remember Bill through donations to the Wells Jackson Little League, c/o Dee Dunn, 5016 Coryland Rd., Gillett, PA 16925. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Star Gazette – June 23, 2013

 

GERNERT CRYSTAL G. ANDREWS
Age 78, of Gillett, Pa., Wednesday, March 15, 1989. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Friday 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there, Saturday at 1 p.m. Rev. Charles Root and Brother John Bedzyk officiating. Interment Gillett Cemetery. She is survived by her children, Burton W. Hall of Gillett, Mary Lou and Gerald Hyslop of Elmira, John E. and Mazie Hall of Wellsburg, Leon A. and Sally Hall of Gillett and Gary L. and Jeanne Andrews of Gillett; several grand and great grandchildren; sister, Hazel Orchard of California; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Andrews attended the Elmira Christian Center.  (Mrs. Hiram Claude Andrews)

GETTER –DOROTHY LOUISE (GETTER) SHATTUCK, 85 of Gillett, formerly of Miamisburg, Ohio died Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at her home.  She was born April 22, 1916 in Amanda, Ohio to the late Rev. Dr. Herman C. Getter and Mabel Barr Getter.  Dorothy was the eldest of five children.  She graduated from high school in New Philadelphia, Ohio in 1934 and from Wittenburg University, Springfield, Ohio in 1938 with an A.B. degree, majoring in English and Home Economics, with minors in Latin and History.  She also did graduate work at Ohio State.  Dorothy taught high school in Mineral city, Lewisburg, Brookville, Jefferson Township and Miamisburg – all Ohio schools.  During World War II she served for 28 months in the Women’s Reserve of the Coast Guard as a Lieutenant (jg) in the SPARS, taking training at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.  Dorothy was stationed in New York City during the war as a SPAR barracks officer.  It was in New York City that she met her husband, Arthur Victor Shattuck, with whom she celebrated over 44 years of marriage before his passing in 1989.  After the war, they made a home near Dayton, Ohio.  They had one son, Robert who survives them.  Louise was a lifelong member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and was always active in all the churches she attended through the years, serving in various capacities.  When Bet Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma was organized in 1955 by two of Ohio’s State officers, she was one of 26 charter members and served as the chapter’s first secretary.  Through the years, Dorothy was chairman of or a member of various committees.  She also served as second and first vice-presidents and as president from 1974-1976.  In 1976 Dorothy and her family moved to Pennsylvania.  After getting settled in a home in the country, she transferred her membership from Ohio to Alpha Zeta Chapter in 1978 and enjoyed making new Delta Kappa Gamma friends.  Delta Kappa Gamma has been an important part of her life.  Dorothy was well known throughout the Troy area and was well liked and respected.  She is survived by her son, Robert Arthur Shattuck of Gillett; sisters, Martha A. Smyth of Dana Point, Calif. and Barbara Hanley of Orange, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Mariam Getter Rud of Toledo, Ohio and Nellie Brown of Owego, N.Y.; 11 nieces and nephews, their children and a number of cousins.  Friends are invited to call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy.  It was Dorothy’s request that there be no funeral service.  Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name may be direct to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, RR 1, Box 2840, Gillett, PA, the Allen F. Pierce Free Library, 115 Center St., Troy, PA or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review (Buried in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA)

GILLETT JOHN FRANKLIN
Hon. J.F. Gillett, a well-known citizen of this place, died Friday morning, June 7, 1895 at 7 o’clock, at his home in Elmira, aged 78 years. The remains were brought to this place for burial. The funeral was held at the church on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Rev. St John of Elmira preached the sermon, Rev Joel Jewell of Troy offering prayer & Rev. W.A. Grover reading Scripture lesson. Mr. Gillett took an active interest, even in his old age, in all the moral, social, political & religious issues of the day- advocating by precept & example temperance & sobriety, & taking an active interest in whatever tended to promote a healthy social improvement, diversion, amusement or recreation. The home of Mr. & Mrs. Gillett was one of the most pleasant in the town & their hospitality unbounded. A visit there was regarded as a holiday by young & old, & their memory will long be cherished by those who have so many times received their generous welcome. He was engaged largely in lumbering & dairying.

Barbara Francis GOLDEN, 84, of Athens, PA died Wednesday, August 7, 2002 in Sayre, Pa.  Barbara worked at Remington rand for 14 years.  She was a charter member of the South Creek Fire Department and a member of the Fassett Baptist Church and was very active in both.  She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann (Gary) Shangraw of Athens, PA; two grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Elizabeth) Clark of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Albert James Golden, in 1993.  Funeral services were held at the Fassett Baptist Church August 10 with Reverend Don Rockwell and Pastor David Larson officiating and interment to be in Gillett Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.  Memorial donations may be made to the Fassett Baptist Church (RR 4, Box 92, Gillett, PA 16925-9533) or to the charity of one’s choice.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, August 15, 2002

GOLDEN VERA -   Tillinghast,Vera (Mame), Age 82 of Gillett RD 2, PA, Friday, Sept. 27, 1974. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Monday 2 pm Rev. J. Sydney Kane. Burial in Gillett Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Elwood (Rilla) Mallory of Horseheads; son, Robert Tillinghast of Gillett RD 2, sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Fannie) Shillings of Albany, NY, Mrs. Jennie Prentice of Edmond, Okla., brother, Raymond Golden of Elmira; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church.

GOLDEN VERA -  Tillinghast, Vera (Mame), Age 82 of Gillett RD 2, PA, Friday, Sept. 27, 1974. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Monday 2 pm, Rev. J. Sydney Kane and Pastor Donald Rockwell B. Burial in Gillett Cemetery.

GOODWIN -  ELOISE L. ROUGHT
 Eloise L. Rought, 69, of Millerton, PA died Thursday, April 7, 1994. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and was formerly employed by Remington-Rand in Elmira. She is survived by her husband, Millard Rought; daughter and son-in-law, Rosemaree and Keith Clark of Campbell, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Kim Rought of Warren, OH; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma Stickler of Millerton, PA. Funeral services were held April 12 at the Gillett Baptist Church with the Rev. George Herrick officiating and burial to be in the Gillett Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Gillett Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

 

GORDON Ruth E. Maynard

age 89, a lifelong member of the Gillett community, died Monday morning at the Bradford County Manor. Ruth was the daughter of the late Earl and Essie (Swartwood) Gordon. She was born April 21, 1923, in Elmira, N.Y. Ruth is survived by her loving husband and friend of 65 years, Lynn D. Maynard of Gillett,; son Gary Maynard of Gillett; granddaughter Shawna (Brendon) Stoner of Atco, N.J.; two great-grandsons, Riley, and Dylan Stoner; special cousin Ethel Thorp of Gillett; and close neighbors, Marvin and Collette Roberts of Gillett.  She is predeceased by her daughter, Linda Haxton in 1979.  Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 14. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ruth E. Maynard will follow at 11 a.m.  The Reverend Allen Goss with Ruth's nephew, Reverend Donald Maynard, will officiate. Graveside services will be held in the Gillett Cemetery, Gillett.  Ruth worked at Moore Business Forms and retired as a clerk from the Gillett Post Office. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church. Along with scrapbooking and crafting, she found great joy in growing and planting her own flowers.  Those who wish may make memorials in Ruth E. Maynard's name to the Gillett Baptist Church Memorial Fund.  Towanda Daily Review – June 12, 2012

 

GREGORY –FRANCES J. SMITH, 88, of Montrose, Pa., formerly of Gillett, died July 15, 2001, at Meadow View Senior Living Center, Montrose.  She was born in Harvard, N.Y., to the late Samuel S. and Minnie V. Roosa Gregory.  Her husband, Earl Smith predeceased her in 1987.  Surviving are; two sons, Richard and Robert Rogers; four daughters, Patricia Grantier, Phyllis Seeley, Penny Hemingway and Mary Zweber; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a loving nephew, Kenneth Sivers, and his wife, Mary.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 19, 2001 at the Daniel K. Regan Funeral Home, 64 S. Main St., Montrose, with Pastor Robert C. Ford of Elisha’s Home and Ministry, Fairdale, Pa., officiating.  Interment will be in the Gillett Cemetery. Gillett.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GREGORY Frances J. SMITH, 88, of Montrose, PA; formerly of Gillett, PA died July 15, 2001 at Meadow View Sr. Living Center, Montrose, PA.  She was born in Harvard, NY to the late Samuel S. and Minnie V. (Roosa) Gregory.  Her husband Earl Smith, predeceased her in 1987.  She is survived by sons, Richard and Robert Rogers; daughters, Patricia Grantier, Phyllis Seeley, Penny Hemingway and Mary Zweber, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a nephew, Kenneth Sivers and his wife Mary.  Memorial services were held August 19 (2 pm) at the Daniel K. Regan, Funeral Home in Montrose with Pastor Robert C. Ford of Elisha’s Home and Ministry in Fairdale officiating.  Interment will be in Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, October 18, 2001

GRIFFIN -FRANCES GRIFFIN UPDIKE, (SRGP 20878) A long time resident of Gillett, PA and the Bakercrest Home for the Elderly where she had resided for several years, died Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 2004 at the age of 92.  Born on October 1, 1912 in Tioga County, PA.  Frances was the daughter of George & Louise Barton Griffin.  She married Glenn Updike on March 17, 1939 in Gillett, PA and he predeceased her earlier this year on May 13, 2004 after 65 years of marriage.  Frances was a homemaker who was devoted to her husband and children, worked hard on the family farm, and raised her family to serve the Lord.  She was a founding member of the South Creek Evangelical Church, Wellsburg.  In earlier years she was employed as a telephone operator in Auburn, operated a beauty parlor in Gillett, PA and was employed for over 29 years with the Remington Rand here in Elmira.  Surviving is Frances’ loving sons and daughters-in-law, James and Margaret Updike, Pine City; Daniel and Evelyn Updike, Hamlin; five grandchildren, James (Cris) Updike; Amy (Bob) Atwater; Dr. Glenn Updike; Mattie (Joel) Zarpentine and Daniel (Caryn) Updike; four great-grandchildren, Eli, Jenna, “AJ” and Callie; nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Frances was the sole survivor of her fourteen brothers and sisters.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, December 30, 2004 from 11 a.m. 1 p.m.  Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Reverend Bryan Kain officiating.  Interment will follow in the Updike Family Plot of Gillett Cemetery, Gillett, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Bakercrest Home for the Elderly Activity Fund, RD2, Box 195, Millerton, PA for Frances’ fellow residents and friends.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Don Baker and his wonderful staff of Bakercrest for all the comfort and care you brought our parents during their final years.  May God Bless Each of You.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

GUSTIN Mary O.- MRS. C. F. MOORE Mrs. Mary O. Moore, 79, died Friday at 9:45 p.m. at the family home in Fasset., Pa. She is survived by her husband, C. F. Moore of Fassett, Pa.; a son, W. S. Moore of Binghamton; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren;three brothers, John and Jesse Gustin of Gillett, Pa., and Daniel Gustin of Indiana. The funeral will be held at the Gillett, Pa., Baptist Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate. Burial in the Gillett, Pa. Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar 9 1928)

GUSTIN Wanda- Mrs. Samuel Pettengill- Mrs. Wanda Pettengill, 40, died, this morning at 12:55 o'clock of influenza, at the family home Gillett, Pa. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Pettengill, a daughter Catherine; two sons, Rexford and Stanley; her father, John Gustin. The funeral will be held at the Gillett Baptist Church, Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Sidney Kane will officiate. Burial in the Gillett, Pa. Cemetery.
 

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