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JOHN E. (DONN) CALKINS,, 79, of 96 West Union St., Canton, died Wednesday, March 9, 1988 at his home.  Mr. Calkins was born Nov. 21, 1908 at Elk Run, Tioga County, Pa., a son of Charles Arthur and Myrtle Welch Gail Calkins.  He retired after 25 years as a self-employed painting contractor.  He was a member of the Elk Run Methodist Church, a life member of the Canton Fire Department Innes Hose Co., he was a past officer and member of the Penn York Fire Association and a life member and past officer of the Canton Ambulance Association.  Mr. Calkins was a 42-year member and past governor of Canton Moose Lodge No. 429.  He was a member of the Wheel Inn, Inc. of Roaring Branch.  Mr. Calkins was very active civicly and for 25 years was responsible for putting up the Canton Christmas light decorations.  He is survived by his wife, the former, Edna Harris.  They were married 49 years.  Also surviving are two daughters, and sons-in-law, Marlene and Glenford Vermilya and Dee Dee and Gerald (Baldy) Brown, all of Canton; a son, Gail Calkins of San Diego, Calif.; four sons and daughters-in-law, John (Jack) and Norma Calkins of Auburn, N.Y.; Gerald (Gerry) and Ann Calkins of Mansfield; Roger and Phyllis Calkins of Kingsport, Tenn.; Richard (Rick) and Dawn Calkins of Canton; a brother, Faye Calkins of Corning, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Betty) Smith of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. William (Ellen) Moore of Ashville, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a grandson, John Vermilya, in 1974 and a great-grandson, Marc Calkins in 1979.  Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The Canton Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard M. Barner of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and the Rev. Richard Leonard, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, officiating.  Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CALKINS Marlene - Marlene C. Vermilya, 75, of Canton, Pa., was called home to her heavenly reward on Monday, July 19, 2010. Born on Feb. 21, 1935 in Elmira, N.Y., Marlene was one of seven children in the family of Edna Calkins of Canton and the late John "Donn" Calkins. Marlene graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1953. On May 31 of that same year, Marlene married Glenford C.Vermilya in Grover. They were blessed with over 42 years of marriage before his passing on Feb. 10, 1996. Marlene now joins her loving husband and son forever. For over 40 years and remaining involved to the present, Marlene was of great help in the daily operations the family business, Vermilya's Milk Hauling. In addition to her love for family and home, Marlene's faith in the Lord guided her life. A devoted member of Grover's St. John United Methodist Church, she supported her church family too and served as church treasurer. For many years, Glenford and Marlene were very active in local chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. She also was a member of The Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch. Marlene was always ready to lend a helping hand to others. She enjoyed doing many things in life, especially spending time with family and friends. Her furry and feathered pets were always her close companions. In earlier years, Marlene made beautiful wedding and birthday cakes and enjoyed interior decorating. Surviving are her children, Stephen (Judy) Vermilya of Grover and Suzanne K. Vermilya, (Dr. Richard McFaul) of Damariscotta, Maine; stepmother, Edna Calkins of Canton; five grandchildren, Stephen Vermilya, Erik Kling, Sondra Ferguson, Jeremy Vermilya and Celeste Vermilya; eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, John "Jack" (Norma) Calkins of Auburn, N.Y., Richard "Rick" (Dawn) Calkins of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Diane "Dee Dee" Brown of Canton; two sisters-in-law, Anne Calkins of Mansfield and Phyllis Calkins of Kingsport, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Robert Wheeler of Elmira; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Glenford, Marlene was predeceased by a son, John Vermilya in 1974; her father in 1988 and mother in 1936; siblings, Gerald Calkins in 1992, Gail Calkins in 1999 and Rodger Calkins in 2007; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edgar Vermilya, Lyle Vermilya, George Corey, Gerald "Baldy" Brown, Joyce Wheeler and Clarice Corey. Calling hours are 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., in Canton. The funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 23 at St. John United Methodist Church in Grover, with Rev. Gerald Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Marlene's name to St. John's U.M. Church, P.O. Box 313 Canton, PA 17724; or to a charity of one's choice. - Towanda Daily Review, July 21, 2010

CAMPBELL –MRS. BLANCHE H. WOODWARD ROUTE, 82, Roaring Branch died Friday, Aug. 19, 1988 in Williamsport Hospital.  She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Elmira, NY.  She was born Dec. 8, 1905 at Roaring Branch, a daughter of Samuel and Eva Nightengale Campbell.  Her first husband, Harry Woodward died in 1963 and her second husband, Willard Route died in 1976.  Surviving are three sons, Harry Woodward, Ralston, Harold N. Woodward, Roaring Branch and Harold H. Woodward, Canton; three daughters, Mrs. John Davies and Mrs. Leon Tillotson, both of Roaring Branch and Mrs. Vernon Morgan of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Thompson, Ogdensburg; 36 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Monday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Charles Bailey, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Grover Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FRANK E. CAMPBELL SR., 81, Canton RD 1, died Feb. 23, 1988, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness.  Mr. Campbell was born June 21, 1906, at Sonestown, Sullivan County, a son of John W. and Elizabeth Hurst Campbell.  He was a retired carpenter and was a member of the Grover Church of Christ.  Surviving is his wife, the former Luella Woodward.  They were married 42 years July 3, 1987.  Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Richard Schechter, California and Patricia and Andrew Yaggie, Roaring Branch; son and daughter-in-law, Frank Jr. and Ann Campbell, Grover; two brothers, Burris Campbell, Millport, NY, and Theodore Campbell, Hughesville; sister, Mrs. Martha Keller, Horseheads; five grandchildren, Greg, Jill, Amanda and Andrew Yaggie, and John Campbell; half-sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  In accordance with Mr. Campbell’s wishes, there will be on funeral or visitation. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HARRISON A. CAMPBELL, 77, of Roaring Branch RD 1, Lycoming County, died at the Troy Community Hospital Friday, Nov. 7, 1980 following an extended illness.  Mr. Campbell was born in Leolyn, Pa. May 21, 1903 a son of Willard and Mae Jenkins Campbell.  He was a retired farmer and also a retiree of the J.P. Ward Foundry in Blossburg, Pa.  He was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Grover where he had a 13-yeear perfect attendance in Sunday school and also held many offices in the church.  Mr. Campbell and his wife celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in March 1980.  He is survived by his wife the former Eleanor Parker one foster daughter, Daisy Myrick at home; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Herman and Mrs. Lela Hipple, both of Roaring Branch RD 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church of Grover at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 1980 with the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose, pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery.  Friends will be received at the church from noon until the time of the service Monday.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CAMPBELL –LELA L. HIPPLE, 69, of Roaring Branch RD 1, died Dec. 17, 1986 at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport.  She was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Laquin, the daughter of Willard and Mae Jenkins Campbell.  She was a homemaker, a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church and the Young Women’s Christian Society of Roaring Branch.  She is survived by two sons, Willard E. Hipple and Brady L. Hipple, Jr., both of Roaring Branch RD 1; six grandchildren including Rebecca Baker with whom she resided for the past six years; two step-grandchildren, two great-grandsons and one step-great-grandson; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Herman of Liberty; nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. center St., Canton, with the Rev. Richard Leonard, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 Thursday evening.  –Towanda Daily Review

CAMPBELL –MILDRED VANESSA (CAMPBELL) THOMPSON, 80, of Trout Run, Pa., died on Tuesday, June 13, 1995, at her residence after a lengthy illness.  She was born on Nov. 4, 1914, in Roaring Branch, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel and Eva (Hunter) Campbell.  Mildred is survived by her daughter-in-law, Ann Thompson of Williamsport; son, Sheldon, and his wife, Sandra, of Trout Run; three daughters, Gloria and her husband, Robert Hall, of Grand Blanc, Mich., Laura and her husband, Roy Holdren, of Trout Run and Mildred and her husband, Howard Campbell, of Barbours, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Thompson was predeceased by her husband, Clifford A. Thompson, in 1963 and her son, Alan N. Thompson, in 1993.  The viewing will be held on Friday, June 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John W. Pittenger, pastor of the Loyalsock Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery, Bradford County. –Towanda Daily Review.

CAMPBELL
Campbell, Nora B. age 82 of Mainesburg, Penna., died Wednesday, August 2, 1972 in the Blossburg State Hospital.  She was born in Grover Dec. 23, 1889, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Campbell.  Miss Campbell had been a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church for 53 years.  There are no immediate survivors. The funeral was held on Saturday at Shaw and Robena’s 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Turner Cemetery, Grover.  The Rev. Glenn Dewey, her pastor, officiated.

HORACE J. CARL, age 92, of Laporte United Methodist Home, formerly of Canton, died Sunday, July 23, 1995.  He was born in Leolyn, McNett Township, Jan. 31, 1903, a son of Charles and Carrie Hagar Carl.  Mr. Carl was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and a former elder of the church; had been employed by Belmar Manufacturing and Swayze folding Box of Canton; was an employee of the former Kleese funeral Home for 24 years; was a life member of the Innes Hose Company and the Canton Ambulance Association.  He was predeceased by his wife Florence, March 19, 1980 and a grandson, Teddy Tarbox, in 1959.  Survivors include: Mrs. William (Mabel) Whiteman, Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Dean (Marcella) Buck, Mrs. Richard (Doris) Foust and Mrs. Ken (Eleanor) Schmouder, all of Canton, and Mrs. Richard (Eloise) Caseman, Jersey Shore, PA; 63 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four nephews.  There will be no public viewing and the funeral service will be private at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers and suggests memorials be made in his name to the Grover Church of Christ.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

JOHN L. CARL
 John L. Carl, 37, of Glen Burnie, MD and formerly of Roaring Branch, RD died at the Robert Packer Hospital July 23, 1990. Born in Troy on March 24, 1953, he was the son of Leon L. and Marjorie "Mary" Hicks Carl. He was a carpenter for the last 15 years and was employed by Columbia Homes, Inc., Columbia MD for the last six years.  He graduated from Canton High School in 1972 and was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. Mr. Carl is survived by a son, John Jason Carl and a stepdaughter, Dina Ameigh, both of Millersville, MD; parents, Leona and Marjorie Carl of Grover; half-sister, Mrs. Simeon (Beverly) Jackson of Grover; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on July 26 with the Rev. Duane Taylor and the Rev. Will Strunk officiating.  Burial was to be in Grover Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, August 2, 1990)

CARL –LAURA L. STONE, 79, Williamsport, formerly of Ogdensburg died February 10, 1989 at Lysock View, Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County.  Mrs. Stone was born March 29, 1909 in Elmira a daughter of Clarence and Eva Wheeler Carl.  Mrs. Stone was a devoted mother, and a very a active and dedicated Christian.  She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school and Bible school.  In Williamsport she attended the Church of Christ, Disciples.  She was a member of the Williamsport WCTU; a former member of the Ogdensburg Grange and the Canton Area PTA.  Surviving are; a son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Barbara Stone, Montoursville; daughters and sons-in-law, Florence and Lyle Morgan, Shunk, Eleanor and Richard Hanna Sr., Montoursville, Miss Doris Stone, Williamsport, Evelyn and Robert Blow, North Tonawanda, NY, Mrs. Edith Lucas, Williamsport, Jean and Ronald Shaner, Poughkeepsie, NY, Mrs. Linda Kaiser, Williamsport and Janet and Lynn Wagner, Washington, NJ; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Emery Carl, Phoenix, AZ, Leon Carl, Grover and Lloyd Carl, LeRoy; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Stone, Zephyrhills, FL and Mrs. Susan Garedy, North Hollywood, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Stone, Oct. 29, 1979.  The funeral was held Sunday from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Gerald P. Holmes, her former pastor officiating.  Interment was in Grover Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEON L. CARL, 83, Grover, formerly of Roaring Branch, died July 1, 2001, at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Born in Canton on September 26, 1917, he was the son of the late Clarence and Eva Wheeler Carl.  In earlier years, “Whimpey,” as he was affectionately referred to by family and friends, worked as a forester for the CCC in Laquin.  He later accepted a position with the Pennsylvania Railroad, where he was employed for 37 years until his retirement in 1979.  On November 4, 1950, he married the former Mary Hicks in Canton.  She preceded him in death on October 11, 1999, following 49 years of devoted marriage.  Mr. Carl served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II, and received five bronze battle stars upon his honorable discharge in 1945.  He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and the rolling Hills Camping Club.  The Carls enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida.  They belonged to the Pennsylvania-Florida group, a group of local friends who also spent winters in the Fort Meade, FL area.  “Whimpey” enjoyed horseshoes, shuffleboard, golf, hunting, eating out and reading.  He is survived by a stepdaughter, Beverly Jackson, Ogdensburg; five grandchildren and their spouses, Suzanne (Robert) Hetzel, Chambersburg, PA, Julie Jackson, Galeton, PA, Lee (Angela) Jackson, Troy, Dina Ameigh, John Jason (Meghan) Carl, all of Glen Burnie, MD; 15 great-grandchildren, a brother, Lloyd Carl, Ithaca, NY; a sister, Susan Garey, Hollywood, FL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Carl was preceded in death by a son, John Carl, on July 23, 1990; two brothers, Emery and Sanford Carl, four sisters, Sarah Elliott, Martha, Bessie and Laura Stone.  The funeral service was held July 5, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with Pastor Willard Strunk and William McNett officiating.  Burial was in the Grover Cemetery with full military honors.  Pallbearers were Frank Campbell, Lewis Schanbacher, Cory Ragan, Michael Jackson, Sonny and Lloyd Carl.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Building Fun, Grover, PA or the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeast PA Chapter, Wilkes-Barre, PA in Mr. Carl’s name. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Leon L. CARL, 83, of Grover, PA and formerly of Roaring Branch, died Sunday, July 1, 2001 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA.  He was born in Canton on September 26, 1917, a son of the late Clarence and Eva Wheeler Carl.  He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 37 years until his retirement in 199.  He was a veteran of the US Army and served during World War II where he received five bronze battle stars.  He is survived by his step-daughter, Beverly Jackson of Ogdensburg, PA; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lloyd Carl of Ithaca, NY; a sister, Susan Carey of Hollywood, FL; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, the former Mary Hicks, in 1999; a son, John Carl in 1990; two brothers and four sisters.  Funeral services were held July 5 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with Pastor Willard Struck and William McNett officiating and burial in Grover Cemetery with full military honors.  Memorials may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Building Fund, PO Box 83, Grover, PA 17735 or the Alzheimers Association, Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter, Kirby Center, North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 in Mr. Carl’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA   Thursday, July 12, 2001

CHAFFEE –MRS. IDA C. ROUGHT, 77, of Canton died Sunday, November 3, 1985, at the Troy Community Hospital after being stricken at the home of her granddaughter and husband, Penne and Thomas Watkins, with whom she made her home the last two months.  She was born on October 19, 1908 in Potterville, Pa., the daughter of Herbert W. and Carrie Chaffee.  Mrs. Rought and her husband of 57 years, Ephton “Baker”, operated Rought’s Bakery on Troy St., Canton for many years.  Mrs. Rought had been also been involved with child caring around the Canton area.  She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ.  Survivors in addition to her husband are a son, Marvin of Arizona; eight grandchildren; three great-grandsons.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Trace, on October 26, 1975.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor.  Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those wishing may make memorial donations in her memory to the Canton Ambulance Association. –Towanda Daily Review.

CHAPMAN –ELVERA D. STAGE, 69, of 509 Page Manor, Athens, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1993, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Elvera was born Jan. 6, 1924 in Laquin, Bradford County, Pa.  She was the daughter of Leslie and Estella Miller Chapman.  She was formerly of Troy and Grover, Pa.  She was a homemaker.  Elvera was a member of the Senior Citizens, Athens, and attended the former Evangelistic Church, Parsons Hill.  Surviving are a son, Rex Stage, of Milan RR 1; two daughters, Clara Irons, Athens, and Sheila Slater, Cayuta, N.Y.; a brother, James Chapman, Columbia Crossroads; five grandsons; aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceasing her was her husband, Charles Stage in 1975.  Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  The Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery, Canton.  Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.

LESLIE LLOYD CHAPMAN, 91, died March 29, 1985 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Feb. 21, 1894 in New Albany he was the son of John and Arville Teeter Chapman.  Mr. Chapman was a retired farmer and lumberman.  Surviving are a son, James of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; a daughter, Mrs. Elvera Stage of Troy RD 1; a brother, Manley Chapman of Towanda, 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Preceding him in death was his wife, the former Estella Miller; two sons, DeWood and Leo; a daughter, Loretta Adams and a great-granddaughter, Angela Sandor.  Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  The funeral service will be held Monday, April 1, at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-5 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHAPMAN –Services were held Friday for Mrs. Loretta C. Adams, 53, or Roaring Branch RD 2, who died Tuesday, September 11, 1973, at her home.  Surviving are her husband, James R.; two sons, James and Joel, both at home; three daughters, Mrs. Donald Shedden, of Granville Summit, Mrs. Fred Teeter, of Auburn, and Mrs. John Sandor, of Canton; her father, of Columbia Cross Roads RD; a brother, James Chapman, of Columbia Cross Roads RD; a sister, Mrs. Charles State, of Sylvania, and seven grandchildren.  Burial was in Grover Cemetery.  (Parents Leslie L. and Estella (Miller) Chapman)

CLARK –MRS. MAUDE MORGAN, 68 of Troy RD 1, Friday, Feb. 6, 1959.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Viola Beach of Lesering, Mich.; son, Charles of Canton; sisters, Mrs. Raymond Dunn of Cogan Station, Pa. and Mrs. George Owens of Jersey Shore; half-sister, Mrs. Bertha Chilson of Geneva; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.  Body at Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Calling hours after 7 p.m. Saturday.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. W. E. Glenn.  Grover, Pa. Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1959

COLE - BOYD, Elizabeth Cole
Age 93, of Canton, PA, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at her granddaughter's home in Williamsport. Surviving are her beloved family. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday and 1 - 2 p.m. Saturday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o 474 Furman Road, Canton, PA 17724.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/4/2007.

COLE –ELIZABETH COLE BOYD, 93, a longtime resident of Canton, Pa. was at peace when called home to her reward in heaven.  Betty diedon Wednesday morning, Oct. 3, 2007, at her granddaughter's home in Williamsport, where she and her daughter had resided for the past four months.  Elizabeth May "Betty" Cole was born on March 24, 1914, in Gibson, Ind.  She was one of nine children born to the late Clyde E. and Ethel (Burkey) Cole.  The Cole family moved to Roaring Branch, Pa. for a time, and later purchased the former Daniel Gaines Farm in Gleason, where Betty grew up.  At the age of 17, Betty married the love of her life, Emery Marshall "Smit" Boyd, on Dec. 31, 1931 in Elmira N.Y.  She now joins her beloved Marshall who diedin 1975. Betty and Smit built their first home in Gleason.  They then moved to Lower Mountain Road in Canton Twp., where they owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. She also assisted Marshall as a local tax collector. When Marshall's health declined, they moved to the former Keltz home further down the mountain road where she continued as tax collector for Canton Township.  Most recently, Betty enjoyed living at Cedar Ridge Apartments in Canton where she remained very active, blessed with many family visits and outings with friends.  Betty's faith in the Lord was her guide throughout life.  She took her membership in the Ward United Methodist Church to heart and was their oldest member.  She was the church's superintendent for 26 years, a Sunday school teacher and their membership secretary.  Betty also enjoyed writing about wonderful times from years now gone in the Canton Independent Sentinel Newspaper's column "Good Ole Days" and reported happenings in the "Cedar Ridge" news column.  One of Betty's proudest accomplishments was receiving her GED Diploma at age 75, which fulfilled her promise to her father when she got married.  Betty was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, sister and friend who will be lovingly remembered for her wonderful outlook of life.  She possessed a special twinkle in her eyes and a keen sense of humor that everyone loved to be near.  Betty enjoyed life to the fullest and was happiest when sharing times with her family.  Talented in crocheting, she made beautiful doilies and afghans that she enjoyed giving away to family and friends.  Surviving are: her two children, William "Bill" and Alene Boyd of Canton; and Barbara Boyd of Williamsport, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Angie (Jeff) Sechrist of Canton, Ken (Dawn) Boyd of Morrisdale, Pa., Amy (Randy) Bellows of Canton and Karen (Bob) Coles of Sebring, Fla., Missy (Pete) Loudenslager of Williamsport, Matt Boyd of Harrisburg, Mike Boyd of West Chester and Becky (Jeff) Metzler of Dillsburg, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Abagail Elizabeth Loudenslager, Madalynn May Metzler, Andrea (Dan) Moretski, Erica Kilmer, Kendra (Westley) Boyd, Tyler Sechrist, Jill (Jason) Ward, Derrike and Cassidy Bellows, and Kevin Smith; three great great-grandsons, Hayden, Hudson and Holden Ward; a brother, Donald (Pauline) Cole of Gillett; a sister, Eileen Boyd of Green Castle, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Boyd of West Chester, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Aileen "Dot" Platt of Canton; many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors.  Betty was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Marshall; her son, Gerald "Jake" Boyd; a granddaughter, Michelle; brothers and sisters, Robert Cole, William Cole, Marjorie Hufford, Helen Sindlinger, Mildred Spencer and Mary Pine.  Her family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pepper Funeral Home, on Springbrook Drive, in Canton.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Oct. 6, with Rev. Gerald Schmidt and Mr. Dan Walker officiating.  Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. Donations in Betty's loving memory may be made to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o 474 Furman Road, Canton, Pa.
–Towanda Daily Review10/4/2007

Gary D. COLE, 51, of LaCenter, Wa formerly of Canton, PA died September 7, 1997 at his home.  Gary was born on December 27, 1945, son of Donald and Pauline Wilston Cole of Canton RR 1.  He was an honor graduate of Canton High School, class of 1963.  Gary was employed in corporate banking at Bankers Trust in new York City, Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh for 18 years and first Interstate Ban in Portland, OR for seven years.  In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 32 ears, Joan Parrish Cole, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelley and Michael Altese of Ypsilanti, MI and Steffanie and Michael Sieker of Milan, MI; a daughter Racy L. Cole of Troy; a sister; nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.  Gary was preceded in death by a brother Gordon V. Cole in 1986.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on September 13 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment in the Grover Cemetery, Canton Township.  Memorials may be directed to the East Canton United Methodist Youth Fellowship, RR 1, Box 73, Canton, PA 17724 for to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Cole’s memory.   TGR

GARY DUANE COLE, 51, LaCenter, Washington, formerly of Canton, died September 7, 1997 at his home.  Born December 27, 1945, he was the son of Donald and Pauline Wilston Cole of Canton, RR 1.  He was a honor graduate of Canton High School Class of 1963 and in 1968 he graduated from The General Motor Industries Institute in Flint, MI with a Civil engineering Degree.  He also received a masters degree in business administration and pre-law in 1971 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  Mr. Cole was employed in corporate banking at Bakers Trust in New York City for two years: Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, PA for 18 years; First Interstate Bank in Portland, OR for seven years.  He enjoyed reading, sports, hunting, traveling and especially his family.  In addition to his parents he is survived by: his wife of 32 years Joan Parris Cole at home: daughters and sons-in-law, Kelley and Michael Altese, Ypsilanti, MI and Steffanie and Michael Siefker, Milan, MI; daughter, Tracy L. Cole, Troy, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Claudia and David Dixon, Elmira, NY; niece and great niece, Heather Lloyd and Ashlee Storm, both of Horseheads, NY; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.  Predeceasing him was a brother, Gordon V. Cole in 1986 and a nephew, Craig D. Lloyd in 1995.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., September 13 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., at the funeral home with Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Interment will follow at the Grover Cemetery, Canton Twp., PA.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the East Canton United Methodist Youth Fellowship, RR 1, Box 73 Canton, PA or to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Cole’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

COLE –M. CHRISTINE BASTION, 59, of Canton, Pa., died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Murial Christine Cole was born in Elmira, N.Y., on Feb. 25, 1947, a daughter of the late William C. and Muriel (McClelland) Cole. Christine graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1964.  She was employed by Canton Manufacturing for more than 36 years until failing health no longer permitted her to continue working.  Chris was an outgoing person who enjoyed life to its fullest.  She was also very thoughtful of others and felt blessed when in the presence of her friends. She liked to do many things but most important to her were always her children, grandchildren and family. Christine enjoyed bowling and being outdoors.  Camping and picnics with family at Rickets Glen and supporting her grandchildren in sporting events were favorites.  She was a devoted fan of the late Elvis Presley and Kellogg's Tony The Tiger. She was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church and a social member of the Canton V.F.W Post No. 714.  Surviving are her children, Bonnie Smith of Canton, William (Gina) Bastion of LeRoy and Vicky (Donnie) Mulno of Towanda; grandchildren, Tiffany Butcher, Kyle and Kody Bastion, and Kathy, Donnie and Stephen Mulno; sisters and a brother, Peg Bastion of Canton, Marty (Jan) Cole of Derry, Pa., Kathy (Mack) McKinley of Crestview, Fla., and Deb (Ken) Carl of Monroeton; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and special friends, Joyce and Johnny Hoyles and their family, Jim Hart and Millard Castle.  In addition to her parents, Chris was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Louis "Pete" Bastion, in 1972; her grandmother, Bertha McClelland; a grandson, Joshua H. Butcher; and a special friend, Art Porter.  Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. tonight and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with her sister, Pastor Kathy McKinley, officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.  Memorials in Christine's name may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania at Olde Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg, Pa.   –Towanda Daily Review

COLE - Margaret "Peg" Bastion, 59, of Canton, PA, died
while surrounded by family and loved ones on March 11, 2008 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on January 11, 1949 in Canton, Peg was one of five children born in the family of the late William C. and Muriel (McClelland) Cole. She was a 1966 graduate of Canton High School. Peg later served in the U.S. Army from 1982 – 1987. She was employed by Canton Manufacturing Co. for 19 years until her health no longer permitted. Peg was a member of the Faith Baptist Church east of Canton. A special thank you is extended to her church family for all their prayers and support. Peg was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. For every tear she shed, she also had a smile. Her favorite times included family gatherings and playing with her grandchildren. Peg also loved animals, enjoyed being outdoors, played video games and faithfully watched CSI and the news on TV. In earlier years Peg was an avid bowler. Surviving are her children, Patti (Jeff) Roegner, Lawton, OK, Richard Bastion Jr. (Talena Chaffee) and James M. Bastion (Alyse Young) all of Canton; grandchildren, Timothy and Christopher Brown of Oklahoma and Tyler and Kohl Bastion of Canton; sisters, Debbie (Ken) Carle of Monroeton and Kathy (Mac) McKinley of Florida; former husband, Richard Bastion Sr.; sister-in-law, Jan Cole of Derry, Pa; special nephew, William "Bill" and Gina Bastion of Canton; several close nieces, nephews, cousins and very dear friends, .Johnny and Joyce Hoyles of Elmira. She was predeceased by siblings, Christine Bastion and Marty Cole The funeral service was held March 15 from the Pepper Funeral Home with her sister, Rev. Kathy McKinley officiating. Burial followed in Grover Cemetery. It was Peg’s request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, Pa. 17701. - Canton Independent Sentinel, March 20, 2008

COLE –MARJORIE ETHEL (COLE) HUFFORD, 93, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, formerly of Sebastion, FL, died January 20, 2005.  Born On April 7, 1910, in Gibson, IN, she was the first of nine children in the family of the late Clyde Elmer and Ethel Eliza (Burkey) Cole.  After leaving home in her early twenties, she held jobs as a practical nurse and a nanny in the Philadelphia area.  On November 1, 1940, Winchester, VA, she married Emerson Glen Hufford, engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad and a longtime friend of the family.  Emerson had three sons from a previous marriage and together Marjorie and Emerson had two more sons.  The Huffords lived on a farm on Dutch Hill in the Elmira, NY area for several years relocating to Sunbury, PA, around 1957 where they lived until they retired to Florida in 1974.  They enjoyed life together along the sunny Indian River until Emerson’s passing on November 26, 1980.  Mrs. Hufford will be fondly remembered for her avid appetite for reading, masterful hand at needlework, deft card-playing skills and beautiful musical talents, which included the piano, organ and the accordion.  Throughout her life, she dedicated time to her church and her community, while living in Sunbury, she was a member of the Rebekah, and Order of the Eastern Star.  After moving to Florida, she joined the Women’s Volunteer Auxiliary at Sepbastian River Community Hospital.  She crocheted countless lap blankets & baby items for the patients there.  She was a loyal parishioner of the Roseland United Methodist Church, where her stitched items were a fond staple at the church’s fundraising functions.  She was also registered with the Fort McClure Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Bloomsburg, PA.  Her fondest memories were the times spent with her family; visits to Orlando with her grandchildren; summers with family at her brother Don’s farm in Canton, PA; and summers spent lakeside at McDonald Corners in Ontario, Canada.  Always believing it’s never too late to learn, she even water-skied for the first time at the age of 54.  Surviving are sons John Hufford and his wife Rosalyn, Bartlesville, OK; James Hufford and his wife Beverly, Bloomsburg, PA; stepsons, Philip Hufford and his wife, Mary Ann, Vero Beach, FL; Alan Hufford, and his wife, Claudia, Florida; sisters; Elizabeth (Cole) Boyd, Canton; Eileen (Cole) Boyd, Greencastle, PA; brother Donald Cole, Gillett, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews, special cousins, Francis, Kenneth and Dean McNett and Charles, (Sam) Cole and families; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband of 40 years, she is preceded in death by siblings Mildred Louise Spencer, Helen Jane Sindlinger, Mary Emily Pine, Robert Lee Cole and stepson, Harry “Dick” Hufford.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of James D. Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira, NY.  Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held at a later date at the discretion of the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CANTON – William C. COLE, 57,  of 22 Elm Street, died Wednesday, May 21, 1975, at his home.He was born in Canton on May 19, 1918, a son of Clyde and Ethel E. Burkey Cole. An Army veteran of World War II.Surviving are his wife, the former Muriel Gilfillan; four daughters, Mrs. Muriel Christine Bastion, Mrs. Debbie Castle, Mrs. Margaret Ann Bastion and Mrs. Kathy McKinley, all of Canton; a son, William Martin, of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; six sisters, Mrs. Emerson Hufford, of Sebastian, Fla., Mrs. Marshall Boyd, of Canton, Mrs. William Spencer, of Grandville Center, Mrs. Howard Sindlinger, of Liberty, Mrs. Jack Pine, of New Castle, Del., and Mrs. Frank Boyd, of Greencastle; two brothers, Donald V., of Canton RD 1, and Robert L., of Canton RD 2, and five grandchildren.Burial will be in Grover cemetery.

WILLIAM C. COLE, 57, OF 22 Elm St., Canton died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday afternoon, May 21, 1975.  He was born in Canton on May 19, 1918, a son of Clyde E. and Ethel E. Burkey Cole. He was currently employed by Swayze Folding Box Co., Canton.  Mr. Cole was a member of the Ward Methodist Church and a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 714.  He was in the U.S. Army with the U.S. Engineer Aviation Firefighting Platoon in the European Theatre during World War II.  His survivors are his wife the former Muriel Gilfillan; four daughters, Mrs. Muriel (Christine) Bastion, Mrs. Norman (Debbie) Castle, Mrs. Richard (Margaret Ann) Bastion and Mrs. Mac (Kathy) McKinley, all of Canton; one son, William Martin Cole of Plattsburg, N.Y.; five grandchildren; sis sisters, Mrs. Emerson (Marjorie) Hufford of Sebastian, Fla.; Mrs. Marshall (Elizabeth) Boyd of Canton; Mrs. William (Mildred) Spencer of Granville Center, Mrs. Howard (Helen) Sindlinger of Liberty, Mrs. Jack (Mary) Pine of New Castle, Del., Mrs. frank (Eileen) Boyd of Green Castle, Pa.; two brothers, Donald V. of Canton RD 1 and Robert L. of Canton RD2; two aunts, several nieces and nephews.  Services were held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Raymond Fravel, pastor of the Canton First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Grover Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CORSON –MRS. ELLA HOAGLAND, 69 of Canton, Pa. Friday, Mar. 15, 1946.  Survived by son, Harold; daughter, Gretchen, both of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Minnie Phillips of Jersey Shore, Pa.  The body is at Soper Funeral Home, Troy and will be taken to Canton Baptist Church for funeral Monday 2 p.m.  Turner (Grover) Cemetery near Canton.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/16/1946

CREAMER - MIX, ROSE M.  Services for Rose M. Mix, 78, Bradford County Manor, formerly of Canton, were held at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. John Mullen officiating.  Burial was in Grover Cemetery.  Mrs. Mix died March 11, 1984.  She was born July 3, 1905 in Millheim, Centre Cty., daughter of Robert and Margaret Creamer.  The widow of Arthur Mix, she is survived by two close friends, Thelma Freeman and Walter Burbage, both of Canton.  (TGR March 15, 1984)

CRON Ruth I. WILLIAMS, 79, formerly of Sayre, PA died September 26, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following a brief illness.  Born July 19, 1919 in LaQuin, PA, she was the daughter of Richard and Jesse Peet Cron.  Mrs. Williams worked at Youngstown steel Doors in Southport, NY for many years.  She is survived by her daughters, Patricia A. and Robert Reynolds of Troy, PA and Linda and Lawrence Hulslander of Millerton; grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Barbara Reynolds, Robert and Luann Reynolds; grand-daughter, Tammy Taylor and Shelly Hulslander; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Watkins of Powell; a brother, Fay Cron of Sayre; a sister-in-law, Lillian Cron of Athens; her special friends, Bob and Dee; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, in 1991, sisters, Blanche Morse and Besse Cole and brothers, Clarence, James and Raymond Cron.  Memorial services were held at the Athens united Methodist Church with Rev. Donald Anderson officiating and burial to be at Grover Cemetery, Grover, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church, 118 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810.
 

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