Grover Cemetery, Canton Township,
Bradford County, PA
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice
Also Called Turner Cemetery
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Two Killed In Car-Cycle Accident. David Chaapel, 18, of Canton and CYNTHIA DANIELS, 17, of Ralston met death Sunday at noon, Sept. 13, 1976, when the 1974 Suzukie motorcycle they were riding collided with a 1965 Oldsmobile being driven by Horace Spalding, 86, of Canton. The tragic accident occurred on Route 14, a half-mile south of Grover. State police of the Towanda detail, who investigated the crash, report that the Spalding care was going south on Route 14 and turned left into the path of the northbound motorcycle. The impact was so severe that David Chaapel, operator of the motorcycle, and his passenger, Cindy Daniels, were wedged under the car. They were pronounced death at the scene by County Coroner Gordon Farr of Ulster. Damage to the Spalding vehicle was estimated at $300. The motorcycle was demolished. It was valued at $1,000. Passengers in the Spalding car were Mrs. Madeline Spalding, 85, wife of the operator, and their son, John Spalding, 52, also of Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Spalding were taken to the Williamsport City Hospital by the Canton ambulance for treatment of shock. David Dean Chaapel of Canton, RD 1 was born at Sayre Nov. 2, 1957, the son of Dean T. Chaapel and Amber Morgan Chaapel. He was a student in the 12th grade at Canton High School and also attended Williamsport Tech. He was a member of the LeRoy Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his parents are: a brother, Douglas, at home; a sister, Mrs. Diane Bellows of Canton RD 1; his maternal grandfather, Gordon Morgan, of Barton, N.Y.; paternal grandfather, Frank Chaapel, of LeRoy; a niece and a nephew; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Melvin Schultz, Pastor of the LeRoy Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the LeRoy Cemetery. Cynthia (Cindy) Lee Daniels of Ralston was born in Williamsport Aug. 17, the daughter of Thomas R. and Shirley Lee Daniels. She was a senior at Canton High School and a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church. Surviving are: her father, Thomas R. Daniels, of Ralston; her mother, Mrs. Shirley Daniels, of South Williamsport; her stepmother, Mrs. Charlene Daniels of Ralston; two brothers, Keith, at home, and Thomas L. of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Michel, at home; two stepbrothers, Charles and Randy Williams, at home,; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lee, Sr., of Ralston; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Daniels of Fairport, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. Pastor Thomas Finsterbush, minister of the Ralston United Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Grover Cemetery. The entire Canton community has been deeply shocked by the tragic death of David and Cindy. The had been close friends for two years, had high hopes for the future and were popular members of the Canton High School student body, the regard in which they were held being well deserved. –Towanda Daily Review.
E. LLOYD DAVIS, 58, of Ralston, Pa., died Wednesday, February 6, 1985 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Mr. Davis was born June 2, 1926 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., a son of Guy and Stella Weis Davis, Mr. Davis was presently vice-president of Cromaglass in Williamsport where he had been employed for the past 35 years. He was a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church and the Roaring Branch hunting club. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former June Hezey; two daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Linda) Lynch of DeBary, Florida, and Mrs. Walt (Avie) Thompson of Roaring Branch; three sons, Daniel of Arnot, John of Canton and Steve of Ralston; six grandchildren; a brother, Victor Davis of Jersey Shore, two sisters, Mrs. Mavis Lewis of S. Williamsport and Mrs. Nancy Mase of Syracuse, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Tot Davis of Canton. He was predeceased by a brother, Guy “Bud” Davis. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Larry Clark, pastor of the Monandon United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
DAVIS –MRS. LEONE G. NENNINGER, age 57, wife of Arthur Nenninger, of Canton RD 2, died while enroute to troy Community Hospital in Canton Fireman’s Ambulance at 10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 1969. Mrs. Nenninger had suffered a heart attack at her home. She was born at Little Marsh, Tioga County, Oct. 11, 1911, the daughter of Claude and the late Nellie Landon Davis. Surviving besides her husband are: a daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Lila) Bellows of Canton RD 1; five grandchildren; her father, Claude Davis of Little Marsh; four sisters, Mrs. Harold (Harriet) Rose of Tioga; Mrs. Burdette (Ruth) Marsh, Mrs. Leland (Leina) Farnsworth and Mrs. Leland (Mary) King, all of Knoxville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral home, Center Street, Canton, Rev. Ralph R. Knight, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples, officiating and burial was held in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
DEITRICK –HAZEL M. MORGAN, age 84 of 2 West Union St., Canton, PA, Saturday, November 21, 1992 in Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. She was born on September 26, 1908 in Liberty Township, Tioga County, PA, the daughter of James and Eliza Krise Deitrick. Hazel had been employed at the former J.P. Ward Foundries, Blossburg, 26 years at Remington-Rand, Elmira and 10 years as a waitress and short order cook at the Canton Coffee Shop. Hazel was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, Women of the Moose and Canton Lodge #429 and was an avid bowler, kind hearted to everyone and a great lover of cats. Surviving are her husband, Dean E. Morgan; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Milton and Dorothy Gardner of Marathon, NY and Gerald and Linda Gardner of R.R. #3, Towanda; 3 step-sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert and Sherra Morgan of R.R. #2, Canton, Doyle and Marilyn Morgan of Canton and Walter and Susan Morgan of R.R. #2, Canton, a step-daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Gerald May of R.R. #2, Canton; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn Dietrich of R.R. #1, Roaring Branch, PA; nieces, nephews and cousins. Hazel was predeceased by a brother, Floyd Deitrick and a sister, Pearl Kilborn. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 1992 at 2:00 PM from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA with the Rev. Ronald Beistline, her Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 7 to 9:00 PM and Wednesday from 1 to 2:00 PM. The family will provide flowers. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish, Memorial Fund, 43 N. Center St., Canton, PA in Hazel's memory. –Elmira Star Gazette.
THOMAS CLIFFORD DELJANOVAN, 74, Ralston, PA, died at home while surrounded by his family July 4, 2005. Born March 24, 1931 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Thomas Andrew and Leona (Watts) Deljanovan. He served in the Navy on the USS Midway during the Korean War. On October 3, 1952, he married the former Mary Ann Bruno in Ralston. He was owner of the Deljanovan Trucking Company in Ralston, was a dedicated member of the Ralston Volunteer fire Company and was a former fire chief; enjoyed many things including fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and especially loved times spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are his wife Mary Ann; children, Thomas J. (Rebecca) Deljanovan, South Williamsport, Carole A. (Homer) Parker, Canton, and John B. (Diane) Deljanovan, Ralston; grandchildren, Angela M. and Anthony Parker, Timothy H., Elizabeth M. and Theodore T. Deljanovan, Jackie L., Samantha B. and Chance Deljanovan; great-grandchildren, Shailynne E. and Alaina R. Swain, Akia D. and Gavin Thomas Parker; brothers and sisters, Matthew (Doris) Deljanovan, Edward Deljanovan, all of Trout Run, Joseph (Barb) Deljanovan, Gordon (Linda) Deljanovan, Wilhelmenia (Floyd) Webster, Dorothy (Harley) Housel, all of Cogan Station, Patricia (Clarence) Moon, Mary (Roberts) Butters, Connie Deljanovan, all of Williamsport; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Deljanovan was predeceased by brothers, John L. “Jack” and George R. Deljanovan. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. July 7 at the Pepper Funeral home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with Deacon Bill Graham officiating. Burial will be private in Grover Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials in his name to the Susquehanna Home Care, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ADRIANUS DEJONG, 81, of White House Station, NJ passed away at home on October 9, 2014. Known as“Ad” by family and friends, was born in the Netherlands on April 4, 1933. He was a son of the late Willem and Marie (Ammelrooy) deJong. Ad married the former Alie deBruin on May 11, 1956. He enjoyed his career working with Volkswagen. In early years, he and three partners owned Handy Motors Volkswagen dealership in New Brunswick, NJ. Ad later purchased the Willis Volkswagen Dealership in Burlington, NJ. Ad cherished his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, camping, trips in his motor home and taking cruises. Ad was a loyal fan of NY Jets football. Surviving are Alie, his wife of 58 years; two daughters, Marian (Marc) LaRowe and Wilma (Dale) Houseworth all of Ringoes, NJ; four grandchildren, Adrian LaRowe, Stephaney LaRowe, Alicia (Michael) Ambrosia and Russell Houseworth; a great grandson, Lucas Ambrosia; three siblings, Willy (Vincenzo) Barbaro, Gerrit (Akkie) deJong and Joop (Sjaan) deJong all of the Netherlands; eight sisters-in-law, Jo deJong of the Netherlands, Jenny Hofman and Corrie (Lee) Denson all of Elmira, NY, Maayke deKnecht of Trout Run, PA, Marie (Sjef) Zantman of Holland, Bartha (John) Liddic, Johanna (Joe) Wilcox and Wilhelmina (Paul) Dibble all of Canton, PA, two brothers-in-law; Willem (Nona) deBruin and Marinus (Shari) deBruin all of Canton, PA, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Wim deJong , his father in law and mother in law, Cornelis and Maayke (Veenhof) deBruin, brothers-in-law, Hans Hofman and Abraham deKnecht. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral service Monday, Oct. 13, at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton followed by burial in Grover Cemetery. Family will provide flowers and suggest memorials to Amwell Valley Fire Company, Ringoes, NJ or the National M.S. Society, 2040 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg, PA. –Canton Independent-Sentinel
ABRAHAM ‘ABE DE KNECHT, 72, of Trout Run, formerly of Canton, died Dec. 15, 2004 at home. Born July 2, 1932, in the Netherlands, he was a son of Evert and Pieternella (de Graaf) de Knecht. On January 5, 1953, Abe married Maaike de Bruin in Zwyndrecht, Netherlands. In 1969 the family moved to the U.S. and made their home in Canton. Abe was a self-made area businessman who established, owned and operated several local clubs and taverns. He was an outgoing, personable may with a unique style of savy. Abe was a member of the Canton Moose and the Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch. He was a sports enthusiast who loved fishing and local softball. Surviving are his wife of nearly 52 years, Maaike; three children, Aif (Ellen) de Knecht of Canton, Casey De Knecht of city, and Yoka (Douglas) Brion of Trout Run; six grandchildren, Yohan, Tyler, Evert, and Derek de Knecht, and Danielle and Travis Brion; a great-granddaughter, Alexis; a brother, Rinus de Knecht of Holland; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. –Williamsport Star-Gazette.
RICHARD DENKENBERGER, on the evening of Easter Sunday, April 213, 2000. Richard Denkenberger 88, Alba, died quietly at his residence after a brief illness. Born July 21, 1911 at Kingwood, WV, he was one of seven children in the family of Joseph and Amelia (Carota) Denkenberger. His parents had emigrated from Austria, instilling into their children the Old World work ethic. When he was eight years old the family moved to western Bradford Co. where they established themselves as farmers. As a young man he met Harriet Bassett of Grover and on August 3, 1940 they were united in marriage. Together they worked their dairy farm on the outskirts of Alba, often disregarding modern machinery, preferring to do things the old fashion way. Dick was also employed for a number of years by Belmar Manufacturing Co. in Canton and later at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg where he remained for 23 years until he retired in 1973, but farming was always a top priority in his live. On August 3, 1990 Mr. and Mrs. Denkenberger celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in the surrounding woods and streams. Another type of hunting occupied his time in later years, hunting for wild ginseng. In the secret places known to but a few, he would reap a bountiful harvest of the much sought after herb. As recently as last year he could be found on the mountainside collecting roots and hauling them home. Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Barbara Bassett; granddaughter and husband, Gina and Chad Troublefield and two great-grandsons, all of Apex, NC; a sister; Elizabeth (George) Bartosch, Horseheads, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years; Harriet, step-son, C. Richard Bassett; sisters; Amelia Andrus Chilson, Anna Wilcox, Elsie Collins; brothers, Joseph Denkenberger, Jr., Michael Denkenberger. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, the 27th at 1 p.m. with retired Pastor Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Denkenberger’s name may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR4, Box 154, Towanda, PA or to a charity of one’s choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Richard DENKENBERGER, 88, Alba, PA died at his residence after a brief illness on Easter Sunday, April 23, 2000. Born July 21, 1911 in Kingwood, WV, he was one of seven children in the family of Joseph and Amelia (Carota) Denkenberger. Dick’s parents emigrated to the U.S. from Austria. He and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm in Alba, PA; he also was employed by Belmar Manufacturing in Canton and later at Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg. He retired from there in 1973 after 23 years. Wild ginseng hunting was one of his latest occupations. Dick is survived by his daughter-in-law, Barbara Bassett; granddaughter Gina and her husband Chad Troublefield and two great=grandsons, all of Apex, NC; a sister, Elizabeth and George Bartosch of Horseheads, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Harriet Bassett Denkenberger, 1992; his step-son, C. Richard Bassett; sisters, Amelia Andrus Chilson, Anna Wilcox and Elsie Collins; and brothers, Joseph Denkenberger Jr. and Michael Denkenberger. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 27 (1 pm) at the Morse and Kleese funeral Home in Canton with retired minister Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Grover Cemetery. Contributions in Mr. Denkenberger’s name may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the charity of one’s choice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, April 27, 2000
DIBBLE –MRS. JANICE A. LODGE, 56, Canton RR2 (Ogdensburg) died March 23, 1994 at home. Mrs. Lodge was born November 26, 1937 at Ogdensburg, Tioga County a daughter of Lawrence G. and Maezil Spencer Dibble. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Surviving are her husband, Edward R. with whom she celebrated 39 years of marriage on May 1, 1993; two daughters, Mrs. Howard (Luann) Youmans, Blossburg and Mrs. Kevin (Mariann) Kehres, Roaring Branch, RR 1 (East Point); son, Russell at home; four grandchildren, Melissa and Derek Youmans and Kayla and Dillon Kehres; five brothers, Stewart Dibble, Erie; Paul and Dennis Dibble, Canton RR 2; max, Blossburg and Timothy, Roaring Branch, RR 1; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Ward, Roaring Branch, RR 1 and Mrs. Darlene Atkinson, Montoursville; mother-in-law, Mrs. Leah Lodge, Troy RR 1; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral was held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton on March 25 with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Christian Church officiating. Interment was in the Grover Cemetery, Canton Township. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ or the Grover Church of Christ in Mrs. Lodge’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
JOHN W. DOWLING, 35, Canton died December 31 at home. Born January 14, 1960 in Quantico, VA he was the son of John W. Jr. and Joyce M. (Spencer) Dowling. He was a veteran of the United State Marines. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Leslie A. (Hicks) Dowling, Canton; a son, John W. Dowling IV at home; stepsons, Gerald Hicks, Kingsley, PA and Robert Hicks at home; daughter, Cynthia Dowling at home; brothers, David Dowling, Canton, Timothy (Robin) Dowling, Minot, ND, Patrick Dowling, Marsh Hill, Michael Dowling, Rolesville, NC; sisters, Janice (John) Kleese, Canton, Michelle (Carl) Isaacs, LeRoy, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, January 4 fro m6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held immediately following at 8 p.m. with Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) officiating. Burial will be in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
DOWLING - John Dowling Jr., 73, of Canton, Pa., died on Friday morning, July 31, 2009, at the Troy Community Hospital. John William Jr. was born on Feb. 23, 1936, in Williamsport, Pa., a son of the late John Sr. and Rose (JONES) SECHRIST Dowling. John began a distinguished 20-year military career in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953, serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and retiring as Gunner Sergeant. On March 17, 1959, John married a wonderful young woman he had known all his life, the former Joyce SPENCER in Manassas, Va. They shared 37 years together and were blessed with seven children. He was a member of Canton's VFW Post 714, the American Legion Post 313 and attended the St. John's United Methodist Church in Grover. John was a quiet and honest gentleman. He cherished times spent with his family and friends. He was an avid outdoorsman and woodworker. Surviving are: his children, Timothy (Robin) Dowling of Roaring Branch, Patrick Dowling (Pam Rockwell) and David (Kathy) Dowling, all of Canton, Michael Dowling (Barb Chaapel) of Zebulon, N.C., Janice Kleese of St. Thomas, Pa., and Michelle Isaacs of North Carolina; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Barb (Tony) Liberati of Canton; two step-sisters, Sarah Campbell of Liberty, Pa., and Paulette Beckstead of Watertown, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Joyce on Jan. 16, 1997, and a son, John W. Dowling III, in 1995. The calling hours are 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 6, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will follow at noon with Rev. Gerald Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Those who wish may consider a memorial in John's name to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., or to the American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., both in Williamsport, PA 17701. 05 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
DUNBAR –CHARLOTTE D. SJOBLOM, 59, of Troy RD 1, died Sept. 22, 1986, at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. Mrs. Sjoblom was born Dec. 1, 1926 at Troy, the daughter of Frank and Bessie Smith Dunbar. She retired in 1981 as a machine operator employed by the former Canford Manufacturing, Canton. She also was a member of the E. Troy Baptist Church and the Canton Lodge of the Women of The Moose No. 429. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Connie Bryington, Williamsport, Mrs. Linda Hicks, Alba, and Mrs. Lisa Rorabaugh, Conemaugh, PA; two sons, Sgt. Roger Overrein, stationed in Korea and James Overrein of Troy; seven sisters, Mrs. Nellie Parmenter, LaPlata, MD, Mrs. Mae Teribury, Mrs. Laura Cease, Mrs. Gertrude Greenough and Mrs. Marjorie Goodrich, all of Troy, Mrs. Hazel Harkness, Gillett and Mrs. Helen Campbell, Big Pond; one brother, Frank Dunbar, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Sjoblom was predeceased by a daughter and her only grandson, Mary Lou Parker and David James Parker on April 18, 1981. The funeral service was held Wednesday from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Canton, with the Rev. Garry Zuber, her pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
LARRY C. DUNBAR, 76, of Canton, Pa., passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on April 15, 2017. He was at home surrounded by his family as he rejoined his childhood sweetheart in heaven. Larry was born on Nov. 30, 1940, at the family homestead in Ward Township, Canton, Pa. He was the eldest of three children in the family of the late Maxwell T. and Lealtha "Sally" (Woodward) Dunbar. On Nov. 5, 1960, he married the love of his life, MaryLou Wesneski. They were blessed with 41 years together until her death in September 2001. Larry was a devoted brother, husband, father, grandfather, and "Poppy." He was always available with advice, usually adding in one of his famous idioms. Although, he was very strong-willed and determined, he was also a generous man and usually always had a sort of crooked smile on his face. He possessed an extremely strong work ethic all of his life. He began work at the young age of 9, when he was a live-in farm hand for Russell Anderson. He was always an outdoors kind of man and extremely knowledgeable about all species of trees. Through the years, he worked various jobs dealing with wood including skidding logs with a horse named Fred and later as a log truck driver for Cummings Lumber. He also worked for Lycoming Construction, in which he had a small hand in the formation of Route 15 in Steam Valley. In 1976, he started a long and wary adventure into veal farming. In later years, he drove bus for Krise's Transportation and Endless Mountain Transportation Authority. Upon his retirement, he joined his daughter's family restaurant business, Moose's Munchies, in Troy, Pa. He was known to all as "granpa." He was not only a dishwasher, he was also an apple and potato peeler, a box maker and stamper, a bucket opener, a meat slicer and a babysitter. He will be deeply missed by everyone who ever called him "granpa." He leaves behind his four children, Pam (Paul) Pidcoe of Granville Summit, LouAnn (Paul) Slater of Canton, Pa., Larry (Ken) Dunbar Norman of Muncy, Pa., Chuck (Georgeanna) Dunbar of Ogdensburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Lindsey (Nick) Bogaczyk, Jennifer (Jeremy) Balchikonis, Megan (Daniel) Frankenberger, Joshua (Tahani Metzger) Dunbar, Parker Dunbar, and Karlind and Drake Dunbar; eight great-grandchildren, Elias, Everly, Levi, Adalynn, Alyee, Aubrey, Hayden, Baxter, and the ninth on the way; two sisters, Lila Wettlaufer of Ellenton Mountain, Pa., and Blanch Boyd of Shunk, Pa.; and a special friend, Pat Landes-Dunbar. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart, MaryLou, and, recently, his faithful companion, Bud. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Burial will be held in the Grover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed in Larry C. Dunbar's name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, c/o 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. –Towanda Daily Review 4/17/2017
EARLE –MRS. GERTRUDE E. BOHART, 78, of Bradford County Manor, formerly of Canton died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1978 in the Troy Community Hospital. She was born August 3, 1900, in McNett Twp., the daughter of Hiram and Elsie Lucky Earle. She was a retired employee of Swayze’s Folding Box Company in Canton and she was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church of Grover. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elsie) Payne of Canton; one brother, Donald Earle of Canton; one sister, Beatrice Gardner of Largo, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Morse funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Mrs. Wilma Barker Hoose, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Charles A. ECKMAN, 69, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Canton, PA, died Friday, May 9, 1997 at his home in Florida. Born May 22, 1927 in Canton, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Lois E. Fields Eckman. Charles was raised in the Canton area and entered the US Navy in 1944. He was a tool maker in Canton and later in Marion, NY until his retirement in 1978. He is survived by daughters, Carlene Vanaman, Rochester, NY, Connie Cutler of Lyons, NY and Bena R. Clark of Canton; a son, Charles J. Eckman of Hauula, Hawaii; a brother and sister-in-law, Florence and Orrin Finogle of Canton; a sister, Bena Burr of Canton; six grandsons; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Chuck was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Kosmer, in 1988; two wives, Madeline Terry Eckman, in 1978 and Evelyn Johnson Eckman, in 1996. A memorial service will be held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on May 17 (1 pm ) with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and Canton Post No. 714 according full military honors at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Seminole American Legion Post No. 111 Boys State Fund, Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604.
RAYMOND O. EGLI JR., 69, Roaring Branch RR 1 died March 23, 1995 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born, July 6, 1925 in Williamsport a son of the late Raymond O. and Dorothy B. (Thomas) Egli, Sr. Mr. Egli was a proud self-employed farmer for 32 years, retiring in 1989. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Elizabeth (Leighton) Egli; two sons, Chet C. Egli, Harrisburg and Frank Leonard, Roaring Branch; two daughters, Patricia Fitch, Taylorsville, NC and Deanna Bentley, Williamsport; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Michael Egli, Troy. The funeral service was held March 26 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment was in Grover Cemetery, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ELLIOTT - GROVER – Mrs. Alma Loomis, 54, wife of Egbert Loomis, of Grover, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 1972 in the Blossburg Hospital.She was born in Grover, June 25, 1917, a daughter of Harry and Maude Fleming Elliott. Surviving besides her husband are two Daughters, Miss Barbara, at home and Mrs. June Kirsh, Canton; Three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle McNeal, Blossburg, Mrs. Eva Boyd, Canton, and Mrs. Leola Ingrick, Biristol, Conn.; a brother, Francis Elliott, Canton; and three grandchildren.Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.
FIELDS, Mrs. Arthur -Canton, Oct 30,1932, wife of Canton’s Chief of Police, died today from a heart attack at her home on Lycoming Street. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Janet and Patricia at home; her father, Harry Elliott of Grover; four sisters, Mrs. Robert Boyd Jr, of Canton, Mrs. Robert Ingerick of Bristol, Conn, Mrs. Egbert Loomis and Mrs. Lester McNeal, both of Grover; and one brother, Francis Elliott of Canton. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 pm at the Morse Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grover. Rev. L A Guiles officiating.
ELLIOTT –EVA MAY BOYD, 79, of 78 West Union St., Canton, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Mrs. Boyd was born Aug. 11, 1909 at Canton Township, Bradford County, Pa., a daughter of Harry and Maude Fleming Elliott. She retired as a nurse’s aide from the Bradford County Manor. She was a 1928 graduate of Canton High School, a member of the Grover Church of Christ and also a member of the Canton Lady of Rebekah. Mrs. Boyd is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frederick (Doris) Hulslander of Covington; Mrs. Allen (Betty) Taylor of Canton; Mrs. Harry W. (Sandra) Jones of Troy; three sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Eileen Boyd of Green Castle, Pa.; Larry and Blanch Boyd of Canton; Dennis and Vickie Boyd of Leroy; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert R. Boyd in January 1986; a granddaughter, Susan Boyd on Aug. 3, 1980; a brother, Francis Elliott; and sisters, Erma Fields, Leola Ingerick, Alma Loomis and Myrtle McNeal Graham. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1988 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Will Strunk, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 1988. The Ladies of Rebekah will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Memorial Fund or the Canton Ambulance Association. –Towanda Daily Review.
ELLIOTT - WILSTON, LORETTA Services for Loretta Wilston, 77, Canton, were held at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home April 14 with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Interment was in Grover Cemetery. Mrs. Wilston died April 12, 1984 a Troy Community Hospital. She was born Jan 27, 1907 in Grover, daughter of John and Wrexie Fleming Elliott. She was a member of Grover Church of Christ. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Donald (Pauline) Cole of Canton and Doris Williams of LeRoy; sons, Donald and Jack of Canton and Stanley (Roy) of Williamsport; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Winifred Borgeson, Elmira. (TGR April 19, 1984)
ELLIOTT –WINIFRED MARIE BORGESON, 71, of Elmira, formerly of Troy and Elkland, Pa., died Monday, Nov. 18, 1985 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1914 in Canton, Pa., the daughter of John and Rexie Fleming Elliott. Mrs. Borgeson was formerly employed as a clerk at the Ben Franklin Store in Elkland, Pa. and she was also employed at the Bradford County Manor for a number of years. She lived in Elmira for the past 10 years and the last six at Southport Towers. She is survived by a son, Thomas N. Borgeson of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 and a granddaughter, Angela Sue Borgeson of Blackwood, N.J. She was predeceased by her husband, Leon R. Borgeson on Dec. 13, 1980. A memorial service will be held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Friday, Nov. 22, 1985 at 7 p.m. with presiding minister, Tom Clarke. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery, Grover, Pa. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROBERT ALLEN ELLIS. During the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, Canton area native Robert Allen Ellis passed peacefully from this world while residing at the Sherwood Retirement Home. He was 90 years of age. Born in Grover on Sept. 21, 1910, he was one of five children in the family of Orson and Mae (Allyn) Ellis. Bob attended the Grover school house, and after completing the eight grade went to work at the Swayze Folding Box Co. He was an ambitious lad with an independent nature, and after a few years of saving he went into business for himself. He relocated to Milton, where he established a trucking company which hauled coal from the mines to the local distributors. He had a good business sense, and his firm flourished and grew for over a decade. In 1945, he learned of a business opportunity which would enable him to move his young family back to Canton. His years of experience around mines and coal yards gained him expertise in the field, so he sold his coal hauling business and purchased the Jewel Coal Company on West Union Street. For over forty years, coal was Bob’s livelihood, but it nearly resulted in a tragic end for him. In 1950, a mishap on the railway line adjacent to the coal yard caused two loaded hoppers to overturn, dumping hundreds of tons of coal where Bob had been working. However, he heard the initial crash and instinctively fled the area, narrowly escaping the deadly shower of black diamonds which was to follow. Bob also had a job driving lime trucks for the Canton Agway, spreading lime on many of our area’s farms. In 1976, Bob sold the coal yard and retired. Bob was a member of Canton Lodge No. 103 I.O.O.F. and was a past Noble Grand. He enjoyed board games, and was well known as an expert at checkers. He was also known for his keen sense of humor. Bob was a man of great faith and was a member of the former Canton United Methodist Church, the Canton Ecumenical Parish and the I.H.S. Adult Class. Robert is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, Clyde and Nancy Ellis of Winterstown, Pa.; his daughter and son-in-law, Leora and Ralph Wilcox of Canton; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by; his wife of fifty years, the former Gladys Watts; his second wife, the former May Figary; brothers, glen and Edwin; and sisters, Marian Snyder and Pauline Ellis. Funeral services and committal for Mr. Ellis will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with Pastor Nancy Lee Goff officiating. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 p.m. A private interment will take place in Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
ESAIAS –EVELYN PRESTON. Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, longtime Canton resident Evelyn Louise (Esaias) Preston died quietly at Rose View Nursing Home in Williamsport, Pa. She was 91 years of age. Born in Morris Run on April 3, 1913, she was the daughter of Thomas J. and E. Esther (Hall) Esaias. Evelyn was a graduate of Canton High School, eventually returning to her alma mater to serve as an English teacher for nearly 30 years. On Aug. 5, 1937, she married Frank Preston, and together they raised two sons and a daughter, and shared 67 years together. Evelyn was very active in the Canton community as well. She was a member of the Village Improvement Association, the Canton Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the Canton Literary Club. For many years, she had been an active member of the Canton Chapter No. 71 Order of the Eastern Star and was a past worthy matron. She was also a long-standing member of PSEA/NEA. Evelyn was a woman of faith and a long-time member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton, where she served for many years as a Sunday school teacher. Evelyn is survived by her husband, Frank, at home; daughter; Ethel (and Peter) Sanden of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; sons, Gordon (and Kathryn) Preston of Kenneth Square, Pa., and Ronald (and Nancy) Preston of Ithaca, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Phyllis and (John) Johnson of New York City. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Evor, Hall and Lewis, and two sisters, Gwen and Esther. Calling hours will be Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
EGBERT (ED) FAULKNER, 75, of Troy died Sunday, August 10, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 28, 1904 in South Waverly the son of William and Lena Mosher Faulkner. He was employed by Larimer and Norton Sawmill Company in Troy for 34 years. He was a forest fire warden in Bradford County for over 60 years. He was a member of the Troy Police Auxiliary. He was a former deputy sheriff in Bradford County former deputy Game Warden. Ed and his wife Ada celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on August 18, 1979. Survived by his wife Ada (Stalter) Faulkner; one son George E. of Columbia Cross Roads, one daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Patricia) Camp of Towanda RD 4; eight grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa., on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Garry Zuber. Burial will be in the Grover Cemetery. Should friends desire memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. –Towanda Daily Review.
FAULKNER Patricia Camp
On the morning of Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Patricia Camp of Towanda died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was 70 years of age. Born in Elmira, N.Y. on Sept. 27, 1940, she was the daughter of E. Edward and Ada M. (Stalter) Faulkner. She was married to the late Leonard Camp with whom she raised three children. As a young woman Patricia was employed at the former Rynvelt Company in New Albany. Later she worked as a nurse's aide at Bradford County Manor where she assisted the residents and lifted their spirits with her warm, friendly demeanor. She was also no slouch when it came to strenuous tasks, such as assisting her husband in stacking pallets with field stones and loading them on a trailer for shipment. Patricia was a simple, uncomplicated woman who enjoyed NASCAR, Country & Western music, professional wrestling and her daily dose of soap operas. She was friendly and outgoing, always ready to give assistance to anyone in need, whether she had the means to or not. She enjoyed life, and her world revolved around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as her numerous friends. Patricia is survived by her son Lewis Camp (and Cathy) of Monroeton, daughters Donna Camp and Shannon Camp (and Sean Weldy) both of Towanda; brother George Faulkner of Alba; grandchildren Heather Camp (and Jesse), Brandy Camp (and Justin Brown), Emma Space (and Matthew Muzzy), Amber (and Robert) Muzzy, Joshua Camp, Makalaya Camp, Robert Bump, Jr., Casey Longcoy, Leonard Longcoy, Seanna Weldy; and 11 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 7 at the Ark of The Covenant Church on Brocktown Road, Monroeton. Service will be at 1 p.m. with Pastor Paul Benjamin officiating. Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery, Canton Township. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Towanda Daily Review – July 3, 2011
MARGARET M. FELKO. On January 19th, 2004, former Canton area native Margaret M. Felko, 75, died in Santa Ana, CA after a brave battle with cancer. Born in Laquin on March 16th 1928, she was the daughter of Michael and Dorothy (Heath) Felko. She enjoyed all manner of handcrafts, especially beadwork. Surviving are her sisters Doris Mishkin, Irvine, CA; Bertha Johns, Redlands, CA; nephews Walter Johns of San Bernardino, CA; Charles Felko, Cortland, NY; Aaron Mishkin, Corona Delmar, CA; and Ari Mishkin, Irvine, CA; niece Kathy Pitts, San Jose, CA; sister-in-law, Clarabel Felko, Groton, NY; and cousins, Jessie Bryington and Betty Wilcox, both of Canton. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles and Michael Felko. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 19th at Grover Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ROBERT W. FENNELL, 66, OF 65 West South Ave., Canton, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 1978 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. He was born in Elmira on March 1, 1911, the son of James and Minnie Sweeney Fennell. Mr. Fennell was a retired laborer and was a member of the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose No. 429. He was also a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by four sons, James, Richard and Patrick, all of Phoenix, Ariz. And Thomas of Canton; five daughters, Mrs. Marie Mintz of Penfield Center, N.Y., Mrs. Phyllis Hegnauer of Plantation, Fla., Mrs. Shirley Haflett and Mrs. Patricia Guerrire, both of Canton and Mrs. Peggy Bagley of Shunk. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. Madeline Earle of Canton, and 21 grandchildren. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m . from the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, with the Rev. Paul M. Baier, priest of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FENTON –MRS. FRANCES MAE ELLIS, 99 of Canton RR 3 died Monday, Oct.
17, 1994 in Bradford County Manor. She was the wife of Robert A.
Ellis. She was a homemaker and a member of Lady Rebekah Lodge 362.
Born March 8, 1895 in East Hamilton, N.Y., she was a daughter of Tracy and Anna
M. Fenton Fenton. Surviving, besides her husband, are a stepson, Clyde
Ellis of Stewartstown; a daughter, Edna Allen of Syracuse, N.Y.; a
stepdaughter, Leora Wilcox of Canton; a brother, Frank Fenton of Syracuse,
N.Y.; a sister, Treva Blanchard of Castalia, Ohio; three grandchildren; seven
step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four
great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Tracy F.
Figary. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morse & Kleese’s,
40 N. Center St., with the Rev. Jasper S. Smith officiating. Interment
will be in Grover Cemetery, Grover. Friends may call at the funeral home
from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday. Canton Independent Sentinel
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FIELD - Mrs. Nora HURLBURT
Mrs. Nora Hurlburt, 69, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams in Ogdensburg, Tuesday afternoon. She is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. Florence Hoffman, of Duke Center, Pa.; Mrs. Edith Boesser, of Mansfield; Mrs. Mabel Warriner, of Bradford, Pa., and Mrs. Lillian Seaman; four sons, Almond, Lloyd, Albert, and Robert, all of Union township; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Rockwell, of Leolyn and Mrs. Tessie Sechrist, of Canton. Funeral services will be held at the home in Ogdensburg on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. L. A. Guiles, of Canton, will officiate. Burial will be made in Grover cemetery. Daily Review – October 4, 1945 (Grover Cemetery inscription reads – Hurlburt Nora Field 1876 1945 – Mother)
FIELDS –MRS. EDITH V. SCHANBACHER, 68 of Grover, Pa. died at the Troy Community Hospital early Sunday morning, December 30, 1979 after a four year illness. She was born in Mainesburg, Tioga County on Sept. 9, 1911 the daughter of Fred and Evelyn Paulhamus Fields. Mrs. Schanbacher was a 50 year member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, Grover and a member of the church’s former Ladies Aid Society. She was the widow of Charles N. Schanbacher who died in 1954. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. John (Anne) Lodge of Grover; two sons, Fred of Grover and Charles E. of Willseyville, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Floyd Reynolds of Horseheads, N.Y.; two brothers, Ernest Fields of Millport, N.Y. and Elwyn Fields of Wellsburg, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Lewis Schanbacher of Kokomo, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Morse-Kleese Funeral home, Canton on Tuesday 2 p.m. with the Rev. Wilma B. Hoose and a former pastor the Rev. F. A. Kurz of Wayland, N.Y. officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery
GLENN A. FIELDS
Glenn A. Fields, 84, of Canton RR 1, PA died Thursday, July 11, 1996 at the Williamsport Hospital. Glenn was born August 11, 1911 in Ellenton, Lycoming County. He was a son of the late Frank and Etta (Morgan) Fields. Mr. Fields was a graduate of Canton High School. He was employed by PennDOT for 10 years and retired in 1975 after 28 years of employment with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, the former Vivian Zellers, at home; a daughter, Joan E. Jennings of Granville Summit, PA; stepdaughter, Kay Earley of San Diego, CA; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two nieces and many cousins. Mr. Fields was predeceased by a brother, Arthur Fields. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on July 15 with the Rev. James Weibley officiating and interment to be in Grover Cemetery, Grover, PA. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mr. Field's memory. (TGR Thursday, July 18, 1996)
FIELDS, Janet - Janet Hipple, 80, of Roaring Branch, PA (McNett Twp.) passed away Tuesday morning, January 24, 2017 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. Born September 28, 1936 in Grover, PA, Janet Irene, also affectionately known as “Frogy” by family and friends, was a daughter of the late Arthur and Erma Irene (Elliott) Fields. She attended Canton High School. Janet was a member of Grover’s St. John’s United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed attending the Grover Church of Christ. The wife of the late Willard Edward Hipple, Janet will be remembered as a loving and humble person who thought of others, but her kids always came first. In earlier years, she worked at Canton’s Bellmar Company and later at Canton Manufacturing for many years until retiring. She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing the organ, crossword puzzles, latch hook and all kinds of candy. Janet also liked collecting frog figurines and she grew beautiful African Violets. Surviving are her five children; Becky (husband, Errol) Evans of Canton, Willard, Sr. (wife, Lori) Hipple of Texas, Bob (wife, Tammy) Hipple of Canton, Lonnie Hipple of Roaring Branch, Katie (husband, Rich) Avery of Shunk and adopted family member, Daisy Myrick of Roaring Branch. Six grandchildren; Willard Jr., Howard, Lela, Jeremiah, Megan, Cody and three step-grandchildren; Rich Jr., Chris and Norman. Seven great grandchildren; Riley, Saylor, Alex, Trey, Austin, Sean, Emma, and nine step-great grandchildren; Hanna, Alexis, Nichole, Stephanie, Jennifer, Connor, Isabella, Riley and Taylor. A sister, Pat Holley of Virginia; special niece, Michelle Hipple of York, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Willard, she was predeceased by her son, Kevin Thomas Hipple. Calling hours are 11 – 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Grover Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Janet’s name to the Canton Food Pantry, c/o 47 W. South Ave. Canton, PA 17724. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, January 26, 2017
FIELDS –JANET IRENE HIPPLE, 80, of Roaring Branch, Pa. (McNett Township) passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2017 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, Pa. Born Sept. 28, 1936 in Grover, Pa., Janet Irene, also affectionately known as "Frogy" by family and friends, was a daughter of the late Arthur and Erma Irene (Elliott) Fields. She attended Canton High School. Janet was a member of Grover's St. John's United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed attending the Grover Church of Christ. The wife of the late Willard Edward Hipple, Janet will be remembered as a loving and humble person who thought of others, but her kids always came first. In earlier years, she worked at Canton's Bellmar Company and later at Canton Manufacturing for many years until retiring. She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing the organ, crossword puzzles, latch hook and all kinds of candy. Janet also liked collecting frog figurines and she grew beautiful African violets. Surviving are her five children, Becky (husband, Errol) Evans of Canton, Willard, Sr. (wife, Lori) Hipple of Texas, Bob (wife, Tammy) Hipple of Canton, Lonnie Hipple of Roaring Branch, Katie (husband, Rich) Avery of Shunk and adopted family member, Daisy Myrick of Roaring Branch; six grandchildren, Willard Jr., Howard, Lela, Jeremiah, Megan, Cody; and three step-grandchildren, Rich Jr., Chris and Norman; seven great-grandchildren, Riley, Saylor, Alex, Trey, Austin, Sean, Emma; and nine step-great-grandchildren, Hanna, Alexis, Nichole, Stephanie, Jennifer, Connor, Isabella, Riley and Taylor; a sister, Pat Holley of Virginia; special niece, Michelle Hipple of York; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Willard, she was predeceased by her son, Kevin Thomas Hipple. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Drive in Canton. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Grover Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Janet's name to the Canton Food Pantry, c/o 47 W. South Ave., Canton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 1/26/2017
FINOGLE –BERTHA MAE (FINOGLE) SPENCER, 90, of Canton, PA, passed away at home while surrounded by loved ones on Monday morning, May 21, 2018. Bertha Mae, “Bert” was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA November 23, 1927, a daughter of the late Arthur Nelson and Ethyl (Baker) Finogle. She married Donald Dean Spencer on August 20, 1947 in Maple Summit, PA. Don and Bert shared nearly 62 years of marriage and raised four children before his passing on May 12, 2009. Bert enjoyed crocheting, jigsaw puzzles and gardening. She also loved country music. She and Don took several trips to see country artists perform and she especially enjoyed the music of Bob and Dean McNett. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Grover. Surviving are her children; Donita (Harold) Sargeant of York, PA, Mary Lou Spencer (Bill DeGraw) of Sayre, Marcia (Ken, Sr.) Willow and William Donald “Bill” Spencer all of Canton, five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, two siblings; George Finogle of Dushore and Orin (Florence) Finogle of Canton, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Don, she was predeceased by three siblings; Vivian Mensch, Benny Finogle, Charles Finogle and a great-grandson. Calling hours are 1 – 2 P.M. Thursday, May 24, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Rev Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral service at 2 P.M. Burial will follow in Grover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation in Mrs. Spencer’s name to the American Lung Assoc. 55 W. Wacker Dr. Suite 1150, Chicago, IL. –Towanda Daily Review 5/23/2018
FOLNSBY –ELSIE LAMENT age 71 of River Road, Big Flats, Saturday, July 23, 1977 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats. Funeral services there Tuesday 11 a.m., Rev. Walter Griffith officiating. Burial in Grover Cemetery, Grover, Pa. Survived by husband, John R. LaMent, Sr.; two sons, John R. LaMent, Jr. of Big Flats and Stephen A. LaMent of Wellsburg; one brother, Harold Foinsby of Wellsburg; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Golden Glow Fire Dept. Auxiliary and the Skinner-Ernest Post American Legion Auxiliary. She was a one time cashier of the Budget Food Market. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/1977
FRANKLIN –HELEN R. BABCOCK, Troy RD3, formerly of Canton RD1, died at the Bradford County Manor, Feb. 16, 1992, following an extended illness. Mrs. Babcock was born Jan. 12, 1913, at Crossnore, NC, a daughter of Virgil and Hattie Burleson Franklin. She was a member of the former United Methodist Church, charter member and past president of the Canton Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary; member of and volunteer for the Canton Hospitality House; and former member of the Canton VFW Auxiliary; Canton Senior Citizens; and the Canton Rod and Gun Club. Mrs. Babcock and her husband, Floyd, were avid hunters and greatly enjoyed the outdoors of Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Wyoming. She raised pheasants for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irene Reynolds Seelye, Canton RD 2, and Linda Babcock Davis, Canton RD1; two sons, Robert Reynolds, Street, MD, and Franklin F. Babcock, Canton RD 1; a stepson, Charles Babcock, San Jose, CA; a stepdaughter, Elnor Short, Elmira; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Ridolph, Boynton Beach, FL, Mrs. William Miller, Sinking Springs, PA, and Mrs. John Coates, Oxford, PA; a brother, Carl Franklin, Elsmere, DE; a sister-in-law, Hazel Benson, Canton; a brother-in-law, Arthur Barnes, Burlington, and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ira Reynolds in 1947; her second husband, Floyd Babcock, in 1970; and a daughter, Wilma Reynolds George, in 1990. Funeral services were held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton Feb. 19, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retire Methodist minister, officiating. Interment was in Grover Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Rod and Gun Club, in care of Lynn May, or the Senior Citizens of Canton Hospitality House, in care of Sheila Dean. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FRISBEE , Helen S. Parker, 71, of the Cedar Ridge Apts., Canton, PA died Friday, June 27, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born January 6, 1926 in Widham Township, Wyoming County, she was a daughter of the late Milton and Carrie Vanderpool Frisbee. Surviving are her husband of 33 years, Ronald S. Parker Sr., at home; daughters, Carol Johnson of Cedarville, AR, Theresa Wheaton of Pottstown, PA and Mary Ann Gegg of Lancaster, PA; sons, David A. Parker of Canton and Gerald Wheaton of Downington, PA; step-daughters, Carol Richardson of Troy, PA and Carolyn Eisworth of Williamsport, PA; stepson Ronald Jr. of Arizona; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on June 30 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Grover Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA 17724 in Mrs. Parker’s memory.
FUERY –ESTHER P. FUREY RUSSELL, 53 formerly of Elmira, NY died August 27, 1997 at the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility. Mrs. Russell was a member of the Love Church. She is survived by her children, Donna Walborn of Waverly, NY and Michael Walborn of Holiday, FL; a special grandson, LaVerne Walborn of Waverly, NY; siblings, Sharon Lowie of Texas, William Swatsworth of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Jim Furey of Fairport, NY and Alice Alexander of Elmira, NY; several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home August 29, with a prayer service there on August 30 and interment following in Grover Cemetery, Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
FULLER –LAUREL F. MORGAN, 87, of the McCallum Manor in Canton, died early Monday evening, Aug. 7, 1995, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. Born Dec. 2, 1907, in Wheelerville, Sullivan County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Myrtle Hogoboom Fuller. Laurel was a graduate of Shunk High School. On Dec. 2, 1925, she married Fred D. Morgan in Canton. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1985. Mrs. Morgan’s main interest thorough life encompassed her home and family. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and in earlier years was an active member of the former Canton First United Methodist Church where she participated in the Christian Women’s Fellowship for many years. Laurel was a former member of the Minnequa Grange No. 754 and was active at the McCallum Manor where she assisted in arranging many of the senior citizens’ trips. She enjoyed making quilts and crafts. She loved camping with her family and friends and belonged to the Rolling Hills Camping Club for several years. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Carl D. Tillotson of Canton; a sister and brother-in-law, Cleo and Nelson Cease of Canton; grandchildren and their spouses, Russell and Connie Morgan, Elizabeth and Frederick Metcalf, Bradley and Marla Morgan, Carl M. and Valerie Tillotson, Tami and Kenneth Martin; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her son, Otto Morgan, in 1993 and a sister, Wanda Morgan, in 1949. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. this evening at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Route 14, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995 at the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. David B. Morris, officiating. Interment will follow in the Grover Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Morgan’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FULLER –MRS. WANDA FULLER MORGAN - Mrs. Gordon L. Morgan, 37 died at the Robert Packer hospital, Sayre, Tuesday evening, March 1, 1947?. She is survived by her husband Gordon L. Morgan, a son, Audley, and four daughters, Amber, Alene, Joyce and Janet, all at home, her father, Clyde Fuller, two sisters, Mrs. Fred Morgan and Mrs. Nelson Cease of Canton. Funeral was held from the Morse Funeral Home on Friday, March 4th, Rev. Russell Camp officiated. Interment was in the Grover Cemetery. –Sullivan Review
GILLFILOW - MURIEL S. COLE
Mrs. Muriel S. Cole, 78, Monroeton RR 1, PA, died Tuesday, May 3, 1994 in the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. On May 10, 1915 Mrs. Cole was born at Centerville, PA, a daughter of John and Agnes McClelland Gilfillow. From 1956 to 1978 Muriel was employed as a machine operator at the former Canford Manufacturing Corp. in Canton. Her memberships included the Canton Ecumenical Parish, the Church Morning Circle and its Sunday School class as well as the VFW Post No. 714 Women's Auxiliary in Canton. In recent years she regularly attended the Granville Center Church of Christ. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Christine Bastion of Canton, Mrs. Margaret "Peg" Bastion of Canton RR 2, Mrs. Debby Carl of Monroeton RR 1 and Mrs. Kathy McKinley of Crestview, FL; a son, Martin Cole of Derry; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William C. Cole in 1975. Memorial services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on May 5 with the Rev. Larry Bratton officiating and interment to be in the Grover Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, May 12, 1994)
GLOEKLER, William R-Canton, March 9-aged 79, died at his home on Elm Street Friday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and several cousins. The funeral will be held at the home Monday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Rev. L A Guiles will officiate.
GREGORY - INA G. WOOSTER
Ina G. Wooster, 99, of Canton RR 2, died following an extended illness on Saturday, December 14, 1991 at the home of her daughter, Virginia Watkins, where she resided. Mrs. Wooster was born in Leroy Township on September 11, 1892, a daughter of Forrest and Etta Every Gregory. At the age of 16, she began teaching in the LeRoy and Barclay Mountain area. Mrs. Wooster taught school for five years before she married Carlyle Wooster. She was a longtime member of the Grover Church of Christ. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Carleton and Eleanor Wooster, Roaring Branch, RR 1; daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Fred Watkins, Canton RR 2; grandchildren, Larry Wooster of Bentley Creek, Diane Spencer of Roaring Branch RR 1, Ann Campbell of Grover, Cynthia Summers of Troy RR 1 and Thomas Watkins, Canton RR 2; seven grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Gladys Zimmer, Boca Raton, FL; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Carlyle Wooster in 1972 and a great grandson, Clinton Spencer in 1986. Funeral services were conducted December 17 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Will Strunk officiating and interment to be in Grover Cemetery in Canton Township. Memorial donations may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Memorial Fund in Mrs. Wooster's memory. (TGR, Thursday, December 16, 1991)
GRISWOLD - John H. Griswold, 71, of Roaring Branch, PA (McNett Twp) went home in God's care on Monday evening, January 19, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. John was born on April 22, 1937 in Bradford County, PA, a son of the late Paul W. and Esther (Vermilya) Griswold. After graduating from Canton High School in 1955, John attended Cincinnati Bible College. He later served in the United States Army. John enjoyed his work in the real estate business for many years until retiring in 1994. On Nov. 11, 1983, he married the former Ann M. Toth-Wilcox in Elmira Heights, NY. Times spent with his family were most important in John's life and he was a wonderfully supportive husband, father and grandfather. He was an active member of the Grover Church of Christ and was instrumental in the church's Dial A Prayer support program. John was happiest just being outdoors, whether it be hunting, traveling to the ocean to enjoy the beach and swim or taking scenic road trips throughout the local countryside, he loved all of God's nature. In addition to Ann, his beloved wife of 25 years, John is survived by his children, Sheila (Michael) Alford of Elkton, MD, J. Scott (Linda) Griswold of Newark, DE, Dr. Sharon (Dr. David) Theodorson of Glenside, PA and Sherri (Gerald) Drolet of Phuket, Thailand; Shari Matthew of Poughkeepsie, NY, Cheryl (Thomas) Newton of Canton, Robin (Denise) Wilson of Grover, John Jr. (Marcella) Wilcox of Monroeton and Ronald Wilcox of North Port, FL; 17 grandchildren, Sara Ruggiero, Crystle Alford, Christopher Griswold, Amanda, David Jr. and Joseph Theodorson, Kayleigh and Joe Matthew, Andrea and Nathan Newton, Shawn, John and Shane Wilson, Jessica, Melissa and Stephen Wilcox and Isaac Vance; a sister, Glenda (Dale) Avery of Hampton, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a grandson, Dennis "D.J." Wilson. Calling hours are 68 p.m. Thursday, Jan 22, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral and committal service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Grover Church of Christ, with his pastor, Will Strunk, officiating. A private burial will be in the Grover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests those who wish consider a memorial in John's name to The Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139 Grover, PA 17735. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 21, 2009
GROVER - Maria Grover Ripley -(1911) On Friday, March 17th, Mrs.
Maria Ripley of Springfield died, after a steady decline of several years. She
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grover, who resided in Southport at the
time of the birth of Maria, April 29, 1834, making her 77 years old. From her
early girlhood she has been a resident of Springfield. In the year 1858,
November 3rd, she was united in marriage to Mr. Francis Ripley of Tioga, Pa.,
who passed to his reward April 20, 1893. Two children blessed their union,
George Francis who died at the age of two years, and Annie Delia, now Mrs. Fred
Peet of Springfield, at whose home occurred her death. Mrs. Ripley, when a
girl, made a profession of religion, was baptized into membership of the Springfield
Baptist church by Elder Mitchell and has always been a consistent Christian and
church member, her life being one of piety and devotion. She had been a great
sufferer for years from exhaustion. Her funeral services were held at the
Springfield church. The services were conducted by Rev. Hazelton.