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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Grover Cemetery, Canton Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008

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

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

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


MACHMER, Robert F., age 55, of 123 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton, Pa., at Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, Saturday, December 2, 1972 after a short illness. Calling hours Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the R. T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa., with the funeral at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Bartels, his pastor, and Rev. Donald Terry of the Blossburg Missionary and Alliance Church. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Survivors are his wife, the former Ethel Blaney; three sons, Robert B., Washington, D.C., John L., Canton, Pa., Ronald D., Mansfield, Pa.; one daughter, Debbie Ann Machmer, at home; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Mabel Machmer of Canton RD2; five sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Ervay, Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Leah Osipovitch, Mrs. Jean McWilliams, Mrs. Winifred Kutz, Mrs. Irma Earley. All of Canton, Pa.; six brothers, Lawrence, Mason, Paul and David, all of Canton RD 2, Harold of Morris Run, Pa., and Russell of Canton, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. He was present foreman at the Rockwell Feed Mill in Canton, Pa., a member of the Canton Missionary and Alliance Church and also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, World War II.

ROBERT F. MACHMER, 55, of 123 North Minnequa Avenue, Canton, died at the Robert Packer Hospital early Saturday morning, Dec. 3, 1972, following a brief illness.  Mr. Machmer was born in Canton Sept. 10, 1917, a son of the late Frederick Machmer and Mabel Mason Machmer.  He was a member of the Canton Missionary and Alliance Church, was a Navy veteran of World War II and at the time of his death was foreman at the Rockwell Feed Mill in Canton where he had been employed for some years.  Surviving are; his wife, the former Ethel Blaney; a daughter, Miss Debbie Ann Machmer, at home; three sons, Robert B. Machmer of Washington, D.C.; John L. Machmer of Canton and Ronald D. Machmer of Mansfield; four grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mabel Machmer of Canton RD 2; five sisters and six brothers; Lawrence, Mrs. Linneaus (Kathryn) Ervay, Horseheads, N.Y.; Mrs. John (Leah) Osipovitch, David and Paul, Mrs. Robert (Jean) McWilliams, Mrs. Richard (Irma) Earley, Canton area; Harold of Morris Run, Russell, Mason and Mrs. Donald (Winifred) Kutz, Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton.  The Rev. Richard Bartels, pastor of the Canton Missionary and Alliance Church, and the Rev. Donald Terry, pastor of the Blossburg Missionary and Alliance Church officiated.  Burial was in the Grover Cemetery.  A memorial fund is being founded in the deceased’s name. Contributions may be sent to James Rockwell, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MACKNESS –MRS. EVA MCINTOSH, 94, Canton, died Jan. 4, 1992, at home.  She was born March 25, 1897, in Wales, the daughter of William and Ann MacKness.  She came to the United States in 1924 and became a U.S. citizen in 1933.  Mrs. McIntosh was a member of the former St. James Episcopal Church in Canton.  She was also a former member of the Canton VFW Post No. 714 Ladies Auxiliary.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William G. and Toni McIntosh, Canton; a son, Clifford J. McIntosh, Elkhart, IN; five grandchildren, Clifford E. McIntosh, Susan D. Trovatore, Linda Bowling, Debbie Ellenberter and Pauline Buck; and three great-grandchildren, Dixie Bowling and Kevin and Jeanette Buck.  She was predeceased by her husband, William J. McIntosh, on Sept. 18, 1958.  The funeral service was held Jan. 7, from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, officiating.  Interment was in Grover Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Mrs. McIntosh’s memory may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service, P.O. Box 125, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

JOHN L. MATSON.  On the evening of May 8, 1999, John L. Matson of Canton went home to be with the Lord while at the Robert Packer Hospital, He was 77 years of age.  Born July 25, 1921 in Leolyn, Tioga County, he was the son of Leon and Daisy (Tubman) Mason.  Having been raised on a farm, John developed strong muscles, a solid work ethic and a knack for tinkering and repairing.  These characteristics would serve him well throughout his life.  He was a gifted mechanic, especially when it came to the new-fangled technology of the automobile.  It was more than a vocation to John.   It became his life-long passion.  While in his late teens John met Evelyn Kilmer on a blind date.  Their romance blossomed and on February 11, 1942, they were untied in Holy Matrimony.  They shared 57 years together.  In September 1942 John answered his country’s call and was inducted into the Army.  He saw action in the North African Campaign as well as in Italy, where he earned a purple heart.  After the war John returned to the Canton area where he resumed his career as a mechanic, being employed by the former Krise Motor Co.  Eventually he and fellow mechanic Glenn Raker left Krise’s and established their own garage, which operated until 1979.  John was a life member of Canton V.F.W. Post #714 and the Disabled American Veterans.  He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, (Disciples of Christ).  He enjoyed puttering around the house and garden, always anxious to fix things for others, and he was very proud of his Model A Ford which he was in the midst of restoring.  He had a great fondness for old Volkswagen Beetles, having been one of the first people in this area to own one, and he enjoyed repairing them in his leisure moments.  Most of all, he loved the company of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  John is survived by his wife, Evelyn, at home; son and daughter-in-law; Jack and hope Matson of Canton, Pa.; daughter; Barbara Matson of North Hollywood, Calif.; grandchildren: Michelle and Dan Wesneski of Canton, Pa., Michael and Tiffany Matson of Boiling Springs, S.C., John Matson and fiancée Bobbi Jo Castle of Canton, and Melanie Matson of Canton; great-grandchildren; Lindsey Wesneski, Kamber Matson, Bailey Matson and Brandon Burnette; brother and sister-in-law; Robert and Irene Matson of Alba; sister and brother-in-law; Linda and Charles Thomas of Ridley Park, Pa.; special cousins Bill McNett and Naomi Mosser of Canton and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Wesley D. and Laurence Matson.  Calling hours will be Monday, May 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Morris, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Grover Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to the Western Alliance Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review.

John L. MATSON, 77, of Canton, PA died May 8, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born July 25, 1921 in Leolyn, Tioga County, and was the son of Leon and Daisy (Tubman) Matson.  He was an Army veteran of WW II.  He was employed by the former Krise Motor Co. and formed his own auto repair garage with Glenn Raker which operated until 1979.  He was a life member of the Canton VFW Post #714 and the Disabled American Veterans.  He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Evelyn, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Hope Matson of Canton; daughter, Barbara Matson of North Hollywood, CA; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Irene Matson of Alba; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Charles Thomas of Ridley Park, PA; special cousins, Bill McNett and Naomi Mosser of Canton; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wesley D. and Laurence Matson.  Services were held May 11 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. David Morris officiating and interment to be in the Grover Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Western Alliance Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947.   Troy Gazette Register

ARTHUR E. MAY, 60, of Canton RD 1, died Tuesday at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, following an extended illness.  Mr. May was born May 23, 1927 at Canton, Bradford County, Pa., a son of Stanley E. and Beatrice J. Little May.  Mr. May retired in 1978 after serving 22 years as a rural mail carrier for the Canton Post Office.  Prior to that he had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 14 years.  Art was a Navy veteran of World War II.  He was a lifelong member of Canton VFW Post No. 714 where he presently was serving as quartermaster.  Other positions he held were past commander, Bradford County Council commander, District No. 14 commander and past state judge advocate.  He was a life member and past commander of the M.O.C., the honor society of the V.F.W.  Art was a registered V.F.W. service officer for the state of Pennsylvania.  He also belonged to the order of Dads of Foreign Service Veterans No. 100 of Sayre.  He was a member of the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49, Troy.  He was a life member and vice president of the Innes Hose Company, captain of the fire police and also belonged to the Canton Volunteer Firemen’s Relief Association where he served as secretary-treasurer.  Art was also a member of the Canton Loyal Order of Moose No. 429.  He was also a member of the Rural Mail Carriers Association.  Surviving are his wife, the former Jane Bebble; daughter, Kathy of Williamsport; son, Joseph and daughter-in-la, Sharon May of Canton; grandchildren, Scott and Carrie May of Canton; brother, Gerald May of Canton, sister, Mrs. Paul (Linda) Krise of Canton RD 1; also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded by Canton V.F.W Post No. 714.  Friends may call Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  The V.F.W Post will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton V.F.W. No. 714 memorial fund in memory of Mr. May.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MAY –BETTY LOU ALLEN.  On August 2, 2002, Betty Lou May Allen, 69, Canton, RR2 died quietly at the Bradford county Manor, West Burlington.  Born January 14, 1933, in Johnson City, NY she was the eldest of four children in the family of Leon and Ruth Statts May.  Being the big sister she took the responsibility of looking out for her younger siblings.  With both parents working she prepared the meals and kept the household in running order.  Her cooking and baking skills served her well during the many years that she was employed at the former Hickok’s Restaurant in Canton.  She was a woman who always preferred the straight forward approach and was not one for mincing words.  She met and Married Harry J. “Smokey” Allen.  Together they operated the gas station on Springbrook Drive, just south of town.  They were together 16 years until his passing in 1986.  Mrs. Allen always enjoyed company, especially if she could cook for them.  For many years, she took in hunters from downstate.  They became a second family to her.  She was involved with several organizations in her community.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 303, Canton; the Ladies’ Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 714, Canton; WOTM Lodge No. 981, Canton; a social member of the Deer Crossing Detachment of the Marine Corps League; life member of the Village Improvement Association (V.I.A.); the Canton Civic Club; and a life member of the Innes Hose Co.  When any of these groups needed  help in the kitchen, Betty was between the first to arrive and the last to leave.  For several years, she had also been active with the fire police.  She was a founding participant of the Pennsylvania Apple & Cheese Festival, diligently selling raffle tickets and helping to staff the VIA’s booth.  For many years she made the rounds of the local cemeteries, making sure that the graves of our community’s honored dead each had a flag.  Mrs. Allen was in fellowship with the Canton Ecumenical Parish and enjoyed reading her devotions daily.  She was a kind and generous person who gave of herself, and would sooner deny herself than see someone in need go without.  Surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Carol May, Endicott, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Wallious Shirley and Barbara and Charles Russell, all of Owego, NY; numerous nieces nephews and cousins; and special friends, Wayne and June Seely, Geraldine Rathbun and Elaine and Charlie Gustafson.  Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death.  Funeral services were held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, August 7 with Pastor Dean Walrath of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Interment followed in Grover Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Innes Hose, Co. P.O. Box 72, Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

McCOBIN - Michael McCobin, 70, of Lopez, PA, diedSunday, Jan. 21, 1996, at the Laporte United Methodist Home, Laporte, PA.  Mike was born in Edwardsville, PA, Nov. 9, 1925, son of the late John and Mary KSENIT McCobin.  Mike graduated from the Lopez High School, class of 1943.  He then entered the U.S. Air Force, where he was stationed in Europe during World War II.  He married the former Estelle CZUPICH of Philadelphia on Sept. 20, 1952.  After the war, Mike entered the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, where he graduated with a degree in chemistry in 1951.  He began working for the Sinclair Oil Co., which later became Sohio and is now British Petroleum.  Mike worked there for 31 years, retiring to Lopez in 1984.  Mike was a member of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez and was the vice president of the church council.  Mike was also a member of the White Ash Land Association.  Surviving are his spouse, Estelle, at home; four sons, Brandon McCobin, South Williamsport, PA, Michael McCobin, York, PA, David McCobin, Lynchburg, VA, and Mark McCobin, Cortland, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Ruby McCobin, Bristol, TN: five sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Carrell Statler of Benton, Ark., Anne Dalberto of Berwick, PA, Helen Kachmarsky of Lopez, Jule and Warren Stanley of Hemet, CA, and Elizabeth and Jack Caccia of Lopez; five grandchildren, Natasha, Allison Mccobin, Julianne McCobin and Matthew McCobin; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mike was predeceased by two brothers, JOhn McCobin Jr., on March 3, 1976, and Metro Mccobin on Sept. 24, 1994; and a sister, Mary McCobin Neddoff, on Nov. 24, 1995.  A burial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, 1996, at 9:30 A.M. at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church in Lopez, with the Rev. Hieromonk Michael Thier officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, on Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m..  There will be a Parastas service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to  St. Vladimir's Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 211, Lopez, PA 18628.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review 23 Jan.1996.
 
McCRACKEN –BEATRICE ‘BEATIE’ MCCRACKEN BAILEY, 73, a lifelong resident of the Canton area, died quietly in the comfort of her home and with her family on Friday, July 26, 1996.  Beatie, as she was known by all, was born in Grover, Bradford County, Sept. 14, 1922, a daughter of the late John and Hattie (Leonard) McCracken.  She retired in 1987 after 30 years of employment at the former Swayze Folding Box Co. of Canton.  Beatie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, devoting her life to her family.  She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and O.E.S. Canton Chapter No. 7`1.  Surviving Mrs. Bailey are a son and daughter-in-law.  Bradley and Cindy Bailey, and daughters and sons-in-law; Betty and LaRue Fitzwater and Brenda and John Mott, all of Canton; sisters; Luania Woodward of Canton and Leah Monroe of Wellsboro, Pa.; grandchildren; Jason and Kyle Fitzwater, Reeve, Nicholas and Adam Mott, and Tricia and Lucas Bailey; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Bailey, on Feb. 12, 1987; a son, Robert, in October 1966; sisters; Esther LeVan and Marian Tober; and a brother, John McCracken.  Friends are invited to call at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Tuesday, July 30, 1996 from 6 to 8 p.m.  The O.E.S. will conduct a ceremony for their departed sister at 7:30 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The Rev. David B. Morris, her pastor, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery, Bradford County, Pa.  Pallbearers will be Jason Fitzwater, Reeve Mott, Nicholas Mott, Adam Mott, LaRue Fitzwater and John Mott.  –Towanda Daily Review.

McCRACKEN - Dorothy Leah Lodge Maroney, 85, of Blossburg, PA, formerly a long-time resident of Troy, PA died Wednesday, October 8, 1997 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born June 11, 1912 in Elmira, NY she was a daughter of the late John R. and Hattie E. Leonard McCracken.  Dorothy was employed by the Troy Community Hospital as a nurses’ aide for several years until her retirement.  She was a life-time member of the Grover Church of Christ.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Norma Lodge of Arcadia, FL; a son, Edward Lodge of Canton, PA; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Launia and Thad Woodward of Canton; a son-in-law, Jerry Vollmer; a daughter-in-law Ann Lodge; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Dorothy was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Edna Lodge; her second husband, Paul Maroney; a daughter, Barbara Vollmer; a son John “Jack” Lodge; sisters Esther LeVan, Marion Toby and Beatrice Bailey, a brother John McCracken Jr; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Lodge.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on October 10 with the Rev. Willard Strunk officiating and interment to be in the Grover Cemetery, Canton Township.  Memorial May be directed in the Grover Church of Christ Memorial Fund, PA Box 83, Grover, PA 17735 in Mrs. Dorothy Leah Lodge Maroney’s memory

MCCRACKEN –DOROTHY LEAH LODGE MARONEY, 85, of Blossburg, formerly a long-time resident of troy, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Jan. 11, 1912, in Elmira, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late John R. and Hattie E. Leonard McCracken.  Dorothy was employed by the Troy Community Hospital as a nurses’ aide for several years until her retirement.  Throughout life, Dorothy’s interest surrounded the love she shared with her family and friends.  She was a life-time member of the Grover Church of Christ.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Norma Lodge of Arcadia, Fla.; a son, Edward Lodge of Canton; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Launia and Thad Woodward of Canton; a son-in-law, Jerry Vollmer; a daughter-in-law, Ann Lodge; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Dorothy was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Edna Lodge; her first husband, Russell Lodge; her second husband, Paul Maroney; a daughter, Barbara Vollmer; a son, John “Jack” Lodge; three sisters, Ester LeVan, Marion Toby and Beatrice Bailey; a brother, John McCracken Jr.; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Lodge.  The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, 1997, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. Willard Strunk, officiating.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery, Canton Township.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Memorial fund PO Box 83, Grover, Pa. in Mrs. Dorothy Leah Lodge Maroney’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

McCRACKEN LUANIA WOODWARD
Luania Age 90, lifelong resident of Canton (Cedar Ledge), died peacefully on Sunday morning, June 25, 2006, at the DarWay Nursing Home in Estella, Pa. Luania was born January 1, 1916 in Elmira, NY. As a young woman Luania grew up in the Canton area and graduated from Canton High School, class of 1934. On June 2, 1937 she married Thad L. Woodward in Grover at the home of her parents the late John and Hattie (Leonard) McCracken. For many years Mrs. Woodward assisted her husband with the operation of their poultry farm while also raising two children. She later retired in 1977 from Penn Troy Machine Company where she was employed for several years as a bookkeeper. Luania was a life member of the Grover Church of Christ and the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293. She loved music and served as the church's assistant organist for many years. Mrs. Woodward was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed quilting and spending the winter months in Ft. Meade, Fla. Surviving are her beloved husband of 69 years, Thad; a daughter, Kathleen (Lawayne) High of Wellsburg, NY; a son, Thad E. (Sheila) Woodward of Canton; five grandchildren, Darryl and Daniel High, Tami Hite, Tracy Froelich and Robert Woodward; seven great-grandchildren, Brock, Jerikah, Jakob and Lukas Hite, Owen Froelich, Mason and Evan Woodward; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and dear friends in Florida. Mrs. Woodward was predeceased by a granddaughter, Tina Woodward; four sisters, Leah Maroney, Marion Tobey, Esther LeVann and Bea Bailey; and a brother, John McCracken. Her family invites friends to call noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 27th, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral and committal service will follow at 1 p.m. with her pastor, Will Strunk officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery, Canton Twp., Pa. The family suggests that memorials in Mrs. Woodward's loving memory may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 83, Grover, Pa. 17735

 

McILWAIN Altheda McIlwain Williams, formerly of Ogdensburg, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Pine Pointe Hospice in Macon, Georgia with her daughter and son-in-law at her side. She was 93 years old. Born in Leolyn, Pa., on March 30, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Lulu Saxon McIlwain. Mrs. Williams graduated from Canton High School in 1936 and married Charles McKean Williams on April 4, 1937. They were blessed with 62 years together until McKean's passing in 1999. Altheda had many talents. Her sewing talent was developed at a young age. After many years of doing what she enjoyed the most, she could look at the latest fashions in store windows, make a drawing, buy material and have the finished fashion in a few days. She developed many other skills when McKean was serving his country in World War II. She had the responsibility of the farm, household chores and raising two children with very little money. She developed her skills in carpentry and over the years remodeled her home mostly by herself. She was the bookkeeper for their trucking business until they retired in 1984. In their motor home they traveled to every state except Alaska and every Province in Canada. She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She worked with the Canton Area Alumni Association for 50 years. She was a senior girl scout leader for several years. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Junior Civic Club, the Grand Parader Square Dance Club, past president of Penn Coachmen Foretravel Club, past Chaplain of Family Motor Coach Association and a member of the Union Township Historical Society. In 1998 they moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where their daughter Marceil and son-in-law lived. In 2005 she moved to Macon, Ga., with Marceil and Tim. On May 29, 2010, Altheda was recognized for her continuous attendance at Canton High School Alumni Banquets since 1936 by the Canton Area Alumni Association. 

Surviving are her children, Melvin (Ursula) Williams of Bernville, Pa., and his children, Rodney(Cindy) Williams of Fairfield, Calif., Kelle Williams of Reno, Nevada, Gregory(Catherine) Williams of Willington, Canada, and Tracy Hartington of Bernville, Pa.; Marceil (Timothy) Hogan of Macon, Ga., and their children Shawn (Denise) Hogan of Clayton, N.C., and Lynnette (David) Poupard of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; nine great-grandchildren, Ashley Williams, Allie and Lauren McLoughlin of Reno, Nevada, Megan Williams of Willington, Canada, Chase and Ridge Hartington of Bernville, Pa., Joy, Holly and Grace Poupard of Green Cove Springs, Fla.; one stepgreat-grandson, Tony Kline of California; two great-great-grandchildren, Amiya and Talon Mason; sister, Eleanor (Carlton) Wooster of Roaring Branch, Pa., Dorothy Wevadow of Harrisburg, Pa.; sister-in-law, Viola McIlwain of Roaring Branch, Pa.  Altheda was preceded in death by her husband, McKean; her brother, Theron McIlwain; her sisters-in-law, Marion Donaldson, Helen Schmelzle, Mildred Mason, Doris Groover and Harriet Austin.

Calling hours are 6–8 p.m. Monday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, with Rev. Bill Shepherd officiating. Interment will be at Grover Cemetery.  In keeping with Altheda's wishes memorial contributions may be directed to the Ogdensburg Church, 13065 Route 414, Roaring Branch, PA 17765; The Canton Area Alumni Association, c/o 45 Meadow Lane, Canton, PA 17724; or to Hospice of Central Georgia, 6261 Peake Road, Macon, GA 31210.  

 

ANDREW O. McILWAIN, 59, of Canton RD 2, died Thursday, March 20, 1988 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Mr. McIlwain was born June 18, 1926 at Parsons Hill, McNett Township, Lycoming County, the son of Oscar and Ethel Worden McIlwain.  He was a retired lift truck operator with the Cummings Lumber Company, Troy, having been employed there 25 years.  He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theatre.  Surviving is his wife of 39 years, the former Pauline Patterson; one daughter, Mrs. Dale (Lenore) Best of Canton RD 2; and one son, Floyd McIlwain of Canton RD 2, two grandchildren, Tammy and Jeremy Best, also of Canton RD 2; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Rathbun of Troy; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Myrtle McIlwain of Grover and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna McIlwain of Apache Junction, Arizona; nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 22, at 3 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with Pastor N. Glenn Landis, pastor of the New Life Temple, Canton, officiating.  Burial will be in Grover Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.  Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CLARENCE E. McILWAIN, 83, Canton RD 1, died Jan. 5, 1990 in Troy Community Hospital, after being stricken at home.  He was a farmer.  Mr. McIlwain was a member of the Church Christ, Grover, and attended Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.  He was born June 5, 1906, a son of Oscar and Ethel Warden McIlwain.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Velma Hickok, Grover, and Mrs. Verna Baxter, Canton; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Rathbun, Troy RD 3; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife the former Myrtle Williams in October. 1986.  Funeral services were held Monday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Burial was in Grover Cemetery, with Rev. Edward Danneker, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, officiating. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MCILWAIN –GRACE I. WOOSTER, 72 of 10 South Minnequa Ave., Canton, Pa. died unexpectedly Monday, June 13, 1988 at home.  Mrs. Wooster was born March 7, 1916 at Canton, Bradford County the daughter of Ralph and Bertha Stone McIlwain.  She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ and the Canton Senior Citizens.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clyde (Barbara) Burk of Troy and Mrs. Joyce Rice of Canton; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, C. Elwin (Pee Wee) Wooster on April 20, 1981.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

THERON O. McILWAIN. 80. well-known resident of Roaring Branch, RR#1, died July 1, 2004, at Troy Community Hospital.  Born, April 12, 1925 in Leolyn, PA, he was the son of the late Bert and Lulu (Saxton) McIlwain.  He grew up on the family’s dairy farm in Newelltown and graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1942.  Mr. McIlwain was a hard-working man.  In addition to running his farm, he was an owner/operator truck driver for various companies in the area.  He briefly took a break from dairy farming in 1974 and drove truck for H. Rockwell and Son, Canton until retiring in 1988.  Throughout his employment, he continued farming for a number of years.  He and his wife the former Viola Spencer Strong were married at the Newelltown Church, August 27, 1971.  Together they united their families and shared their lives for nearly 33 wonderful years.  Mr. McIlwain was a member of the Newelltown United Methodist Church and also attended the Ward United Methodist Church.  He served as a Master of the former Carpenter Grange No. 454 and was a member of the Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Association.  He also enjoyed a lifelong membership with the Leolyn Hunting and Fishing Club.  Mr. McIlwain loved his family, especially his grandchildren.  Known to many as a man who enjoyed helping others, from a stranger stranded on the highway to a friend in need, he touched many lives.  He had a keen sense of humor and loved visiting with folks and making hew friends.  He was an avid collector of John Deere tractors and toys.  He served as a co-sponsor of the Canton Toy Show for many years.  He loved the outdoors especially hunting, 4 wheeling and snowmobiling.  Surviving are his beloved wife, Viola, at home; children and their spouses; Jean and David O’Conners, Roaring Branch, Antoinette “Tonie” and Mike Hall, Blossburg, Sheila and Ron Clementoni, Hughesville, Johanne and Phil Rockwell, Canton, William F. McIlwain, Morris, Stanley and Carol Strong and Greg and Jana Strong, all of Roaring Branch; grandchildren and their spouses; Kim Gowin (Bob) Petrowski), Larry “Chip” (JoAnne) Tarbox, Shane Tarbox, Shawn (Shannon) O’Conners, Mandy (Jason) Foust, Gabriel (Stacy) Strong, Mandy Strong, Teri Boinski, Phillip Boinski, Damon (Linda) Boinski, Bart Clementoni, Leslie Clementoni, Teresa (John) Brackman, Trisha McIlwain, Jordy McIlwain, April Rockwell, Shannon Rockwell, Sarah Rockwell, Luke Rockwell, Cotie Strong, and Leah Strong; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sisters and brother-in-law, Altheda Williams of Texas, Eleanor (Carty) Wooster, Roaring Branch, Dorothy Jane Wevodau, Harrisburg; special brother-in-law, and sisters-in-law, Francis and Janet Segur and Dorothy Williams, all of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his faithful dog and companion, “Maggie”.  Mr. McIlwain was predeceased by his first wife, Florence (Segur) McIlwain in 1966.  The funeral service was held July 5 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Pastor Dean Walrath officiating.  Burial was in the Grover Cemetery.  Those who wish may direct memorials to a charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

McINTOSH William G. "Bill" McIntosh

On the morning of Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, lifelong Canton resident, William George McIntosh died quietly at his residence, with his beloved family at his side, after a lengthy illness. He was 87 years of age. Born Sept. 13, 1925, he was a son of William J. and Eva (Mackaness) McIntosh. Raised in Canton, he was a graduate of Canton High School. For many years Bill owned and operated a television repair shop from his home. He had a passion for bowling and sponsored a local team through his business. Later, he purchased and operated the Par Three golf course on the edge of town, which he continued to operate until recent years. Standing just shy of seven feet tall and blessed with a kind heart and friendly demeanor, Bill was Canton's Gentle Giant, and was a familiar figure in the community. He is survived by his daughter Linda (and Roscoe) Bowling of Canton; granddaughter Dixie Aiken and; great-grandson Jamar Aiken of Gainesville Va.; nephew Clifford McIntosh of Elkhart, Ind.; and niece Sue Trovatore of Goshen, Ind. He was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette "Toni" Lamb and brother Clifford McIntosh. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.   Towanda Daily Review – August 10, 2013

 

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Mary M. Wilston, 85, Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro and formerly of Troy RD 2, died November 21, 1990 at the nursing home. She was born January 19, 1905 in Shunk, the daughter of Eugene and Dora Hess McKay. Mrs. Wilston was employed as a cleaning lady at the Troy Motel and was a kitchen helper at the Canton Lake Church Camp. She attended the Austinville Union Church. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry, in 1970. She is survived by sons, Harold of Niles Valley, Art of Troy and Ralph of Mainesburg; daughters, Mrs. Pauline Earl, Mrs. Myrtle Inman and Mrs. Lucille Watson, all of Troy; sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Strange of Mainesburg and Mrs. Ruth Tice of Canoe Camp; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield on November 24 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating and burial to be in Grover Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to the Austinville Union Church. (TGR, Thursday, November 29, 1990)

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Age 85, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of RD# 2, Troy, PA, Wednesday, November 21, 1990 at the Nursing Home.  Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday, 1 to 2 pm.  Funeral Services will be held there, Friday at 2 pm.  The Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial, Grover Cemetery.  Family will provide flowers, Memorial Contributions in her memory may be made to the Austinville Union Church.  She is survived by three sons, Harold of Niles Valley, Art of Troy, and Ralph of Mainesburg; three daughters, Mrs. Pauline Earl, Mrs. Myrtle Inman and Mrs. Lucille Watson, all of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Strange of Mainesburg and Mrs. Ruth Tice of Canoe Camp; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter.  She was predeceased by her husband, Harry in 1970.  Mrs. Wilston was born January 19, 1905 in Shunk, PA, the daughter of Eugene & Dora Hess McKay.  She was employed as a cleaning lady for the Troy Motel, was a kitchen helper at the Canton Lake Church Camp and attended the Austinville Union Church.

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Mary M. Wilston, 85, formerly of RD 2, Troy, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1990, in Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 19, 1905, in Shunk, Bradford County, she was a daughter of Eugene and Dora Hess McKay. She attended Austinville Union Church. She was a former employee of the Troy Hotel and Canton Lake Church Camp. Preceding her in death was her husband Harry Wilston, in 1970. Surviving are three sons, Harold Wilston of Niles Valley, Art Wilston of Troy, and Ralph Wilston of Mainesburg; three daughters, Pauline Earl, Myrtle Inman, and Lucille Watson, all of Troy; two sisters, Myrtle Strange of Mainesburg, and Ruth Tice of Canoe Camp; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. The funeral service was held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Church, officiating. Burial was made in Grover Cemetery. The family provided the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Austinville Union Church.

McNEAL Emma M. Owen, 64, of Millerton, died Saturday, July 28, 1990, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. She was very active in her membership at the Millerton United Methodist Church and in other community events in Millerton. she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in July of 1970. surviving are her children, Jane of Elmira Heights, NY, Bradley, John, and Julie, all of Millerton, and James and Debra of Tioga; seven grandchildren, Lynette, Sheena, Jason, Megan, Jimi, Jeremy and Jolene; brothers, Lester McNeal of Millerton, Willis McNeal of Towanda, and Glen McNeal of Blossburg; sisters, Etta Porter and Erma Wilcox, both of Canton; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Monday, July 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home. Services were held at the Millerton United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 31, at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Allen Hulslander, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made at the Grover/Turner Cemetery, Cedar Ledge. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 1, 1990

MCNEAL –ETTA MAE PORTER 73, died Tuesday, July 30, 1996 at her home in Canton RR 2, PA.  She was born September 5, 1922 in Grover, Bradford County, PA a daughter of the late William and Phoebe (Hemmingway) McNeal.  She attended the Grover Church of Christ.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. Porter of Canton, Dolson (Doggy) Porter of North Carolina, Willis (Butch) and Lauretta Porter of Granville, PA; Addison Dean and Bertha Porter of Granville, Randy and Donna Porter of Canton, Gary Porter of Canton and Thomas and Theresa Porter, Troy; daughters and sons-in-law, Mable and Allen Roupp of Canton, Rosemarie and Bob Benedict of Canton, Pauline and Russell Porter of Canton, Connie and Kenny Stowell of Troy, Mary Etta Moore and Joe Walburn of Canton and Ruth and Tom Machmer of Bethlehem, PA; brothers, Lester McNeal of Millerton, PA, Willis McNeal of Towanda and Glen McNeal of Blossburg, PA; son-in-law, Harry Moore, Troy; 47 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Addison C. Porter in 1982; her mother, Phoebe McNeal in 1982; a son, Michael Dean Porter, 1950; and sisters, Erma and Emma.  Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on August 3 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in Grover Cemetery.  Donations in memory of Mrs. Porter may be made to Hospice at RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA or to the Home Health Agency in Towanda.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GLENDA KATHLEEN McNEAL.  On the evening of April 13, 2001, former area resident Glenda Kathleen McNeal, 50, died at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Winter Park, FL.  Born in Blossburg, January 24, 1951, she was the daughter of Lester Eugene and the late Myrtle (Elliott) McNeal.  She lived most of her life in the Northern Tier, working as a sales consultant for Professional Hair Care Products.  In 1991 she moved to Central Florida, settling in Orlando.  Although separated by distance, she was joined in her heart to her loving family.  Surviving are her father, Lester Eugene McNeal, Millerton, PA; sisters, Joann Graham, Roaring Branch, Cheryl Messner, Williamsport; Linda Sue McNeal, Montgomery, AL; brother, the Rev. William L. McNeal, Unityville, PA; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Kemi Lynne Erway and mother, Myrtle rose McNeal.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, April 17, at the Church of the Annunciation in Orlando.  Local funeral services were conducted April 20 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Deacon William Graham officiating.  Interment followed in the Grover Cemetery.  Memorials in Ms. McNeal’s name may be directed to the American Heart Association, 237 E. Marks St., Orlando, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LESTER ‘BUCKY’ McNEAL, 90, Millerton, PA, died December 8, 2003 at the VA Medical Center, Bath, NY.  Born on January 21, 1913 in Leolyn, PA, he was the son of the late William and Phoebe Hemenway McNeal.  Mr. McNeal honorably served his country during WW II with the United State Army.  He was employed by J.P. Ward Foundry for many years until his retirement.  Surviving are his son Rev. William (Janet) McNeal, York, PA; daughters, Joanne (Robert Graham), Roaring Branch, Cheryl (Ellis) Messner, Williamsport, and Linda McNeal, Tuscaloosa, AL; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Glen (Florence) McNeal, Blossburg; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Mr. McNeal was preceded in death by his first wife Myrtle Elliott; his second wife, Elsie Friends; daughter, Glenda McNeal; granddaughter, Kemi Erway, grandson, Timothy Messner; brother, Willis McNeal Sr.; sisters Erma Wilcox, Emma Owens and Etta Porter.  The family invited friends to call 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, December 12th at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal service will follow at 11 a.m. with his son, the Rev. William McNeal, officiating.  A private burial  will be held in the Grover Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers and suggests memorials be directed to the Kemi fund, c/o Camp Victory, PO Box 810, Millville, PA in Lester McNeal’s loving memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILLIS R. McNEAL SR., age 74 of Towanda RR 3, formerly of Canton, died Sunday, June 6, 1999 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born Aug. 8, 1924, in Canton, he was a son of the late William and Phoebe Hemmingway McNeal.  Willis was employed for more than 30 years by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1986.  Willis proudly served his country during World War II.  He was a member of the Towanda Beirne-Webster V.F.W. Post No. 1568, the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club.  He was also a former member of the Canton Moose Lodge, The Red Run Rod and Gun Club in Ralston and the former Eagles Club in Towanda.  Willis was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He also loved visiting family and friends and taking rides through the countryside with his niece Rosemarie Benedict and Charles Porter. He is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, Willis, Jr. and Mary Jo McNeal of Missouri; two daughters; Winona Learn of Sayre; Wanda McNeal of Roaring Branch; six grandchildren; Joshua and Allen McNeal; Mrs. Guy (Kathy Jo) Pyle: Lisa, James B. and John Learn; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, and sisters-in-law; Glen and Florence McNeal of Blossburg; Lester and Elsie McNeal of Millerton; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his caregiver and second family: Judy and Jack Eddy of Towanda and their children, Cindy and Kelly Eddy; Mrs. Joe (Nichole) Maloney; special friend and companion; B.J. Eddy; and loving friends; Norma Bovier and family.  Mr. McNeal was preceded in death by three sisters; Etta Porter, Erma Wilcox and Emma Owens; and a son-in-law; Carl Learn.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor David Wilkerson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Grover Cemetery with the Canton V.F.W. Post 714 according full military honors.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Willis McNeal Memorial fund, c/o RR 3 Box 331, Towanda, Pa. in Mr. McNeal’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRANK W. McNETT, 86, formerly of Roaring Branch RD 2, died at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1975, at the Boone Health Care Center, Millville, Columbia County, after an extended illness.  Mr. McNett had been a guest there since July of 1974.  He was born in Leolyn, Tioga County, July 9, 1889, son of William and Belle Ward McNett.  Mr. McNett was a retired farmer.  For the past 25 years, he was associated with his sons, known professionally as the McNett Brothers, popular country-western entertainers.  He was a member of the Newelltown United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of Carpenter Grange No. 454 of Newelltown.  His survivors include four sons, Francis “bill” of Roaring Branch RD 2, Kenneth W. of Williamsport and Robert C. and Dean M., both of Montgomery RD 1; one brother, Garth of Roaring Branch RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Marion Parks of Sayre; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  The Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the LeRoy Church of Christ Disciples, will officiate.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KIP L. (COPPIE) McNETT, 20, of 89 South Minnequa Ave., Canton, Pa., died Feb. 1, 1988 as the result of fatal injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Rout 14 in Canton Township, Bradford County.  Coppie was born Dec. 9, 1967 at Blossburg, Tioga County, Pa., a son of  Thomas and Linda L. Landon McNett.  He was employed as a machine operator at Canton Manufacturing in Canton.  He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ and was a 1986 Canton High School graduate.  While in school, he participated in football, wrestling and baseball.  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Linda and David Larson of Canton; father, Thomas McNett of Elmira; brother, Michael W. McNett of Canton; maternal grandparents, Louis D. and LaReda Landon of Canton; paternal grandparents, Samuel and Emma McNett of Millport, N.Y.; uncle and aunt, David and Evelyn Landon of Indiana, Pa.  Also surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins and a special friend, Jamie Porter of Canton.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. from the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, corner of Union Street and Minnequa Ave., Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center, P.O. Box Towanda, Pa.  Arrangements are under the directed of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa.  –Buried Grover Cemetery.

WOODS G. ‘WOODY’ McNETT, 71, of Canton RR 2 died Sunday morning, Aug. 6, 1995 at his home.  Born March 7, 1924, in Leolyn, Pa., he was the son of the late Roswell C. and Nellie B. Graham McNett.  Mr. McNett served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Woods married the former Harriet Hoskins of Sept. 8, 1945, in Elmira, N.Y.  In earlier years Woody was employed as a train dispatcher for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 18 years.  He later retired from E.I. Dupont, Towanda, in 1985, where he worked 17 ½ years as a machine operator.  Mr. McNett was an avid sports enthusiast.  He served as a Little League baseball coach for the Grover Indians for many years.  He was a member of the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 429 and Canton V.F.W. Post No. 714 and was a former member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.  Surviving are; his wife, Harriet McNett, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law; Gary and Florence McNett of Pine City, N.Y., Wayne and Jane McNett of Elmira, N.Y., and Steven and Connie McNett of Selah, Wash.; a daughter, Charlotte Gust of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Stephen Davis of Ralston, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Lenox of St. Thomas, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his parents, Mr. McNett was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Thiel.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Rt. 14, Canton,.  There are no calling hours.  A private family graveside service will be held in the Grover Cemetery, at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. McNett’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WOODS GARTH McNETT, 86, of Roaring Branch RD 1, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1987 at Williamsport Hospital.  Mr. McNett was born Jan. 1, 1901 at Leolyn, Tioga County, a son of William and Kathryn McNett.  He was employed for 16 years with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  He also was formerly employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and also was a self-employed carpenter.  Mr. McNett was a member of the Newelltown Untied Methodist Church and also was a former member of the former Carpenter Grange at Newelltown.  Surviving is his wife of 63 years, the former Marian Ward; three sons, Samuel McNett of Elmira, Jack McNett of Canton and James McNett of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Miss Eloise McNett of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Marian Parks of Waverly; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by a son, Thomas and also a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn McNett on Feb. 20, 1986.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Charles Bailey, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery.  Family and friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Ambulance Association in Memory of Garth McNett.  –Towanda Daily Review.

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 Woods Garth McNett, 86, of RD#1, Roaring Branch, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1987, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1901, at Leolyn, he was the son of William and Kathryn McNett. Mr. McNett was employed for 16 years by the Pennsylvania Highway Department, the fore-runner of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.  He was also a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Newelltown United Methodist Church and a member of the former Carpenter Grange. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Marian Ward; three sons, Jack of Canton, Samuel of Elmira, NY, and James of Houston,Texas; one daughter, Elouise McNett of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Marian Parks of Waverly, NY; nine grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 4, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  The Rev. Charles Bailey, his pastor, officiated. Burial was made in the Grover Cemetery.

WILLIAM MEAD – On February 24, 2007 former Roaring Branch resident, William Mead, 96 died quietly at Auburn Memorial Hospital, Auburn, NY.  A native of Cos Cob, CT, Mr. Mead had been employed by the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton for many years.  He was a man with a deep abiding faith in the Lord and while living in this area worshipped at the Grover Church of Christ, he was also a long time member of the Free and Accepted Masons.  A few years ago Mr. Mead relocated to the town of Brutus, NY in order to be closer to his family.  Surviving are his sons, William L. (Sandra) Mead of Jordan, NY and Lynn H. (Nancy) Mead, Alburtis, PA; a grandson, Timothy Mead.  He was preceded in death by two wives, Ruth and Pauline.  Visitation will be from 11 to 12 noon on March 4 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home Inc., 40 N. Center Street, Canton.  Funeral service will follow at noon with Pastor Will Strunk, Grover Church of Christ officiating.  Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MERO –MRS. MARGARET ELLIOTT, 79, of Albany, N.Y., formerly of Canton, died Friday evening, Sept. 23, 1977, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Myers of 106 Maguire Ave., Albany, N.Y.  Mrs. Elliott moved to Albany several months ago and was a retired employee of the Swayze folding Box Company in Canton.  She was the widow of the late Francis L. Elliott, who died in March, 1976.  Other survivors, in addition to her daughter, include two sons, Edward Battle of Albany, N.Y. and Francis J. Battle of Delanson, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Marie Bryant of Osmond, Neb.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Church in Canton, Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Paul M. Baier as the celebrant.  Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Parents:  Gail and Salina Riley Mero)

 

MOORE  Owen I. – Canton, July 29 [1948 written on obit] – Owen I. Moore, aged 70, died at his home in Canton this Thursday. He is survived by his wife [Nina Ingerick Moore]; two daughters, Mrs. [Elouise] LaRue Lundy of Canton and Mrs. [Marion] Clarence Swisher of Elmira; two sons, Lloyd and Carlyle of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Carnwright of Canton. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home with burial in Grover cemetery. Rev. Russell Camp will officiate. – Rice Scrapbook #2, p.59a   

 

 

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