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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) 



CHESTER J. MILLER SR.
 Chester J. Miller St., 77, a resident of Lysock View, formerly of RD 2, Roaring Branch, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1987, in the nursing home. Born Dec. 16, 1909, at Leolyn, he was a son of Charles A. and Cora Camp Miller. Mr. Miller served in the Pennsylvania National Guard for nine years. He retired in 1964 as a shipping clerk and meat packer for the former Swift Co., where he was employed for 39 years and was president of the meat packers union there for 10 years. His wife, the former Catherine L. Campbell, died Sept. 13, 1943. Surviving are two sons, Chester J. Jr., of Mansfield, and David E. of Watertown, NJ; a daughter, Mrs. Kay L. Waart, of Erin, NY; three sisters, Mrs. Violetta Bassett, of Canton, Mrs. LaReda Landon, of Canton RD 1, and Mrs. Marsleah Bailey, of Elmira, NY, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 10, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. Dale E. Moore, pastor of Elimsport First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Grover Cemetery, Canton Township.

MILLER –MRS. (ESTELLA) LESLIE CHAPMAN, 48 of Leolyn, Pa. Monday, May 5, 1947.  Survived by husband; daughters, Mrs. James Adams of Leolyn, Mrs. Charles Stage of Troy, Pa.; son, James at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller of Leolyn; brothers, Charles Miller of Philadelphia, Harry Miller of Leolyn, Chester Miller of Williamsport; sisters, Mrs. Harry Bassett of Canton, Mrs. Fredora Fitch of Williamsport, Mrs. Donald Bailey of Elmira, Mrs. Louis Landon of Mansfield.  Funeral Thursday 2:30 p.m. at Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Rev. L. A. Guiles.  Burial in Grover Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/7/1947

HARRY D. MILLER, 85, formerly of Canton, died Sunday evening, Jan. 25, 1981, in the Leader Nursing Center, Williamsport, Pa., where he had been a resident there for the past two years.  He was born in Roaring Branch on Jan. 10, 1896, a son of Charles A. and Cora Camp Miller.  Mr. Miller was retired as a self-employed carpenter.  He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ.  Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War I and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 714, Canton.  He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Viletta Bassett of Canton, Mrs. Donald (Marsleah) Bailey of Elmira, N.Y., and Mrs. Louis (LaReda) Landon, Canton RD; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North center St., Canton, Pa., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1981 at 2 p.m. with the Pastor William T. McNett, interim pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples, officiating.  Burial will be in the Grover Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. today.  The family will provide the flowers.  The VRW Post 714 will provide a color guard at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made the VFW Post. 714 Building Fund. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MILLER - MORGAN, VERNA A.
 Age 88, of DeLand, FL, Thursday, February 14, 1985.  Friends may call at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Monday from 7 to 9 pm and Tuesday from 1 to 2 pm.  Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 2 pm at the funeral home.  Interment, Grover Cemetery.  She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Elwyn Ingerick; sons, Dean Morgan, Merill Morgan, LaVerne Morgan; brother and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller, Mrs. Dorothy Morgan, Mrs. Mary Morgan, Mrs. Laurel Morgan, Mrs. Bertha Baumack, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Morgan; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson.  She was predeceased by her husband, Leon, and son, Ellis.

MILLER –MRS. VERNA A. MORGAN, 88, died Feb. 14, 1985, at the University Convalescent Center East, DeLand, FL, where she has been a resident for the past several years.  She was born Feb. 13, 1987, in Ellenton, a daughter of Elmer and Jessie Potter Miller.  Mrs. Morgan graduated from Muncey Normal School, and taught in one-room school houses in Ellenton-Wheelerville area for a few years.  She was a member of the former Canton Methodist Church and the Minnequa Grange No. 754.  Her survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Enid Ingerick of DeLeon, FL; three sons: Dean E. Morgan of Canton, Merill Morgan of Wellsburg, NY and LaVerne Morgan of Horseheads, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller of Shunk; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Morgan of Mansfield; four sisters-in-law; Mrs. Dorothy Morgan of Estella, Mrs. Bertha Baumunk of Forksville, and Mrs. Mary Morgan and Mrs. Laurel Morgan, both of Canton; 19 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.  Preceding Mrs. Morgan in death was her husband, Leon, on October 22, 1973, and a son Ellis Morgan, Nov. 29, 1983.  Funeral services were held Feb. 19 at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. John S. Mullen, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Interment was in the Grover Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MILLER - VILETTA M. BASSETT
 Viletta M. Bassett, 100, of Troy RR 3,  PA, formerly of Canton, died Thursday, April 7, 1994 at the Bradford County Manor where she resided for the past five years. Mrs. Bassett was born June 26, 1893 at Leolyn, Lycoming County, PA, the daughter of Charles A. and Dora D. Camp Miller. She was a homemaker. Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Louis (LaReda) Landon of Canton and Mrs. Marsleah Bailey of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Marleta Bassett of Canton; grandchildren and their spouses, Larry and Nancy Bassett of Granville Summit RR 1, Dawn Miller of Columbia Cross Roads, Gary Bassett of Hughesville, Joanne and George Gilliland of Baileys Corners, Barbara and Joseph Perry of Canton and Patricia and Sam Mott of Doylestown; 23 great-grandchildren; 35 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceasing her were her husband, Harry; sons, J. Ardell, Larue and Marshall; three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on April 10 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating and interment to be in the Grover Cemetery, Canton Township. (TGR, Thursday, April 14, 1994)

MITSTIFER –VIRGINIA J. MITSTIFER HIGH, 62, Grover (Canton (RR 3) died unexpectedly March 9, 1996, at her home.  Born March 13, 1933, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Glen and Jean Willow Mitstifer.  She was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1950.  On June 25, 1950, she married Gerald W. High in the LeRoy Church of Christ.  Together they celebrated 45 years of marriage.  Mr. and Mrs. High were well-known area diary farmers and along with their son, owned and operated their family farm in Grover for many years.  She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ, the Beech Flats Grange No. 336, and the Wheel Inn Club, Roaring Branch.  Mrs. High was a devoted wife and loving mother.  Her main interests throughout life encompassed her home and family, especially her grandchildren.  Surviving are her husband, at home; three children, Kathleen A. and Gene Helms, Virginia, Lucinda K. Dorn, Virginia, and Kevin E. and Angela High, Grover; and nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Gene Ellis, and Kristen Helms; Chris and Lori Battin; Katie and Chelle Dorn; and Derek and Kyle High; a brother and sister-in-law, Glen E. (Bud) and Joyce Mitstifer, Myerstown; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by two granddaughters; Carrie and Sheila High.  A private family funeral service was held March 13 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with her pastor, the Rev. Willard Strunk, officiating.  Pallbearers were: William McIlwain, Bill Neal Jr., Chris Battin, Gene Helms, Richard and Mark Mitstifer.  Interment was in the Grover Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA in Mrs. High’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CHESTER W. MIX, 55, of Brann St., Canton, Thursday, Nov. 13, 1958.  He was a Canton Star Route mail carrier for 16 years.  Survived by wife Mrs. Christine Foster Mix; daughter, Miss Leota Mix, at home, sons Ronald of Canton and Raymond and Dale at home; sisters, Mrs. Gerald Transue of Butte, Mont., and Mrs. Grover Mason of Ridgeway, PA, two grandchildren.  Body at Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Earl Muller and the rev. Robert Jones officiating.  Burial in Grover Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

MORGAN, Leon E., age 77 of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Canton, Pa. at his home in Florida Monday morning, October 22, 1973. Friends may call at the Ralph Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral will be there Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. David Jones and Rev. Lewis F. Bachman. Grover Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Verna Miller Morgan; daughter, Mrs. Elwyn (Enid) Ingerick of Leesburg, Fla.; four sons, Dean E. Morgan of Canton, Pa., Ellie E. Morgan of Mansfield, Pa., Merill A. Morgan, Wellsburg, N.Y., LaVerne L. Morgan, Horseheads, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sight step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Baumunk of Forksville, Pa; three brothers, Floyd Morgan of Canton, Lester Morgan of Canton, Fred Morgan of Canton; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a retired self employed carpenter and was previously employed by Canton area contractors. He was a member of Minnequa Grange No. 754, member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton. He and his wife observed their 57th Wedding Anniversary July 12, 1973.

 

MORGAN Shirley Tillotson

81, of Canton, PA, died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, October 4, 2011, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Shirley Morgan Tillotson was born on August 2, 1930 in Wheelerville, PA. She was the daughter of the late Fred D. and Laurel (Fuller) Morgan and a 1948 graduate of Canton High School.  On May 31, 1951, Shirley married Carl Denton Tillotson in Canton.  In 1955, the couple established the Lantern Restaurant and Lounge (“Tilly’s”) on Canton’s Springbrook Drive.  For over 39 years, Shirley was known for her specialty of Friday night fish fry.  In earlier years, Shirley worked for Canton’s telephone company and the pharmacy’s soda fountain.  The Tillotsons were well known and respected in the area.  They acquired many friends throughout their years of dedicated service.  Caring for family and home were most important in Shirley’s life.  She was a wonderful cook and also enjoyed crafting, bingo, bowling and Penn State Football.  She and Carl always had season tickets and traveled to Beaver Stadium games for many years.  She was a member of Canton’s Ecumenical Parish and Women of the Moose Lodge 981. Surviving are her two children, Carl M. (Valerie) Tillotson of Somerset, PA and Tami (Kenneth) Martin of Rockville, MD; three grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Kaylan Tillotson (Ted) Dum, Kelsey Martin and Connor Martin;; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She joyfully anticipated the upcoming arrival of her great-grandson “Baby Dum”.  Shirley also leaves her constant feline companion, Joni.  In addition to Carl, her devoted husband of 49 years, who died on Feb. 2, 2000, she was predeceased by her brother, Otto Morgan in 1993.  Calling hours are 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., in Canton.  The funeral and committal service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 8, with Rev. Bonnie L. Browning officiating.  Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.  The family suggests those who wish may make a memorial in Shirley’s and Carl’s name to the American Heart Assoc., 1704 Warren Ave. or the American Cancer Society.  Towanda Daily Review  – October 6, 2011

 

MONROE - BETTY M. SHEDDEN
Betty Marie Shedden, 65, of Granville Summit RD 1 died Tuesday, March 26, 1991 the Troy Community Hospital. She was born November 19, 1925 in West Burlington, the daughter of Perry and Myrtle Smith Monroe. Betty was a member of the Fairview Church of Vroman Hill. She was also employed at Swayze of Canton for ten years until her health forced her into retirement. She was a member of the Granville Center Rebekah Lodge and was a former participant in Granville Center minstrel shows. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Harry M. Shedden; daughter, Nancy Saxon, Granville Summit; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Sharon Shedden, Troy RD 3; sisters, Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) McNett of Canton and Eloise Smith of Sayre; a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Jeanne Monroe, Troy RD; grandchildren, Kevin Saxon of Elmira, Keith Saxon of Rome, Brenda (Mrs. Edward) Dotter of Towanda, Tim Saxon of Towanda, Betsy (Mrs. Wade) Sparbanie of Monroeton, Mike Saxon of Granville Summit, Ryan Finnerty of Granville Summit and John Shedden of Big Pond; six great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, Holly Schrader of Troy and Scott Schrader, also of Troy; three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Ella Terwilleger of the Bradford County Manor and Dottie Williams of Canton. She was predeceased by a brother, Albert Monroe and sister, Alberta Spencer. Funeral services were held March 28 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. George Ogden officiating and burial to be in Granville Centery Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 or the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, April 4, 1991)

CARLYLE E. MOORE, 82, RR 1 Canton, died on Monday, January 30, 1995 at his residence.  Mr. Moore was the son of the late Owen and Nina (Ingrich) Moore.  He was born on March 29, 1912 in Canton.  He was a well-known farmer in the area and was a bus contractor for the Canton Area School district for 25 years, retiring in 1978.  He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge #429, and of the Wheel Inn Club, Roaring Branch.  Mr. Moore is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Jane Moore, Jack and DiAnn Moore, and Duane and Liane Moore all of Canton; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Arwood Parrish, Monroeton; and a foster daughter, Agnes Bowers; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eloise Lundy, Canton and Marion Infantino, Troy.  He was predeceased by his first wife Canarissa (Porter) Moore in 1975 and his second wife Ruth (Foster) Moore in 1984; two daughters, Marie Moore and Janet Moore; one grandson, Jack Moore Jr. and one brother, Lloyd Moore.  Viewing will be Wednesday, February 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, February 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Funeral services will be conducted on February 2 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Melvin Good officiating.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery, Canton Township.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MOORE Elouise A. LUNDY, 92, a lifelong resident of Canton, PA at Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville, Pa.  Born August 17, 1908 in Canton Twp., she was the daughter of Owen and Nina Ingerick Moore.  She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Arlene Lundy of Rialto, CA; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Harry Jones of Roaring Branch, PA and Marilyn and Frank Huff of Montoursville, PA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Marian Infantino of Troy, PA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, LaRue M. Lundy, in 1966; and two brothers.  Funeral services were held December 18 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in the Grover Cemetery, Canton Township.  Troy Gazette Register

MOORE –MRS. ELOUISE A. LUNDY, 92, a lifelong resident of Canton, died Dec. 15, 2000, at Sycamore Manor Health Center, Montoursville, Pa.  Born Aug. 17, 1908, in Canton Township, she was the daughter of Owen and Nina Ingerick Moore.  She was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1926.  She worked at Belmar Manufacturing for a short time following graduation.  She was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Canton.  In earlier years, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Canton.  She was a dedicated worker in the church, serving as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher and president of the Women’s Dorcas Class for many years.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Arlene Lundy of Rialto, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Harry Jones of Roaring Branch and Marilyn and Frank Huff of Montoursville; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Hollis and Lorrie Lundy of Megalia, Calif., Cheryl and Steve Wyatt of Cathedral City, Calif., Michael and Patricia Jones of South Williamsport, Pa., Matthew and Tammy Jones of Ulster, Heather and Brock Waldron of Montoursville, and David and Sandra and Caleb Huff of Montoursville; great-grandchildren, Carrie and Kevin Lundy, Ashley and Tyler Wyatt, Nathan and Kaitlin Jones, and Ivy and Quincy Waldron/ a sister, Marian Infantino of Troy; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, LaRue M. Lundy, on Sept. 13, 1966, and brothers, Lloyd Moore and Carlyle Moore, both of Canton.  Mrs. Lundy will be remembered as a quiet woman, a homemaker, who was devoted to her family and her Lord.  The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with her pastor, the Rev. David B. Morris, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Grover Cemetery, Canton Township.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MOORE - Marion Infantino, 91, of Canton, Pa., most recently of the Bradford County Manor, died on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Marion Madeline Moore was born on March 27, 1918, in Canton, Pa., a daughter of the late Owen and Nina (INGERICK) Moore. She was the widow of Angelo Infantino, who died in 1977. As a young woman, Marion grew up in the Canton area and attended school there. Instrumental in her life were the times shared with family. A quiet, caring woman, she will be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great great-grandmother. Marion was a wonderful homemaker and was a talented baker and cook. Her special times included taking care of houseplants, crocheting and playing bingo. Going shopping was always a favorite.  Surviving are: her children, Norma (Dwayne) Buchanan and Barbara (Dick) Bellows, all of Canton, Mary Thompson of Buffalo, N.Y., Charles (Nan) Swain of Canton, William (Sue) Swisher of California, Darlene (Rodney) Young of Blossburg and Linda Koernig of Mansfield; seven step-children; 32 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Marion was predeceased by: a son, Larry Swisher; a grandson, Shawn Bellows; a granddaughter, Misty Thompson; great-grandsons Shane Bellows and Dennis May; and a sister and two brothers, Eloise Lundy and Lloyd and Carlyle Moore.  A memorial service and celebration of Marion's life will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, in Canton with Pastor Dan Walker officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.  Her family suggests those who wish make a memorial in Marion's name to the Bradford County Manor's Activity Fund, RR 3 Box 322, Troy, PA 16947.  06 Jan. 2010, Towanda Daily Review.

DEAN MORGAN.  On June 25, 2004, long time Canton resident Dean E. Morgan, 86, died quietly at The Highlands in Laporte.  Born May 11, 1918 on his family’s farm between Wheelerville and Shunk, he was the eldest of five children in the family of Leon and Verna (Miller) Morgan.  As a youth, Mr. Morgan attended the South Street School house between Shunk and Ellenton, the Fox Township School and Canton High School, graduating with the class of 1937.  He attended Penn State University taking some courses in dairy herd improvement.  Mr. Morgan worked for a while in Wayne County, and later, Hughesville where he was employed as a fuel truck driver for GLF Petroleum.  He served his country in the United States Army during WWII, after which he returned to Bradford County.  He was blessed with an enterprising spirit and a knack for turning a profit.  After the war, he purchased the store in West LeRoy from C.D. Gray, and the coal business as well, hauling the coal himself down from Barclay Mountain.  Then years later he sold that business and owned and operated a farm equipment dealership for International Harvester for the next eight years.  For 17 years he also drove the Ralston-Marsh Hill school bus.  During the next two decades he purchased and operated two area farms, as well as several enterprises in town.  In 1958 Mr. Morgan purchased the Canton Grill on Troy Street, which he operated until 1978.  He also owned two other Troy Street businesses; the bowling alley and coffee shop.  In 1973 Mr. Morgan purchased a farm just north of town, which he developed into a mobile home park known as DeMorgan Acres.  More than a savvy business man, he was truly a people person, with a cheerful, friendly demeanor and quick sense of humor and he loved getting out and mixing with the public.  This is one reason why he was such a successful sales representative for Canton’s old radio station, WKAD, prior to its having been purchased by WIGGLE.  He also served as a sports broadcaster for WKAD.  Known by his on-air persona, “Dandy Dean” he reported the play-by-play action of local high school sports events.  His fondness of people and sense of civic duty led him to run for public office.  In 1948 he was elected a school director for LeRoy Township and he served for eight years.  It was during this time that the Canton Area School District was formed, and Mr. Morgan represented LeRoy.  After moving to Canton Borough he was elected to the Canton Borough Council.  For most of his 18 years on the council he served as president.  He attended the Western C.O.G. meetings where he was elected president of the Bradford County Borough Association.  During his tenure as a councilman, he over saw such projects as the construction of the new fire station and the building of McCallum Manor.  Mr. Morgan was a charter member of the Canton Lions Club, serving as the second president.  He also formed the LeRoy Little league, which he managed for several years.  He was one of three men who went to Williamsport to get the Canton Little League charter.  He also managed a few softball teams, often leading them to championships.  He believed that he had seen more Canton High School athletic events than anyone.  He was a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan.  With Mr. Morgan’s track record for success, one wonders if the team might have won the World Series at least once had they been under his management.  He enjoyed hunting and was an honorary member of the Wilson Run Hunting Club in Wheelerville; was a member of the Wheel Inn Club, Inc.; Canton Lodge #429, Loyal Order of the Moose; a life member of the Innes Hose Co. of Canton; the Open Hand Grange in LeRoy; the Brooks-Flick Post #49 of the American Legion and later Canton Post #303 and also a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Among all of his accomplishments, Mr. Morgan deemed his years in public service as being his finest hours.  He truly loved his community and used to say that if everyone, over and above their home, school and church activities would get involved in at least one civic activity, the Canton area would be one of the nicest places on earth in which to live.  Surviving are his sons Herbert (and Sherry) Morgan, Doyle (and Marilyn) Morgan, and Walter (and Susan) Morgan; daughter Alice May, all of Canton; brothers, Merrill Morgan, formerly of Wellsburg and Laverne (and Mary) Morgan, Horseheads; stepsons, Milton (and Dorothy) Gardner, Marathon, NY; and Gerald (and Linda) Gardner, Towanda; former wife Wilma (Davis) Morgan, Canton; sister-in-law, Margaret Morgan, Mansfield, ten grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; brother Ellis Morgan; sister, Enid Ingerick; brother-in-law, Elwyn Ingerick; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Morgan and Arloine Morgan; son-in-law, Gerald May and great-grandson, Chad Castle.  The funeral service was held June 29 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Pastor Dean Walrath of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Members of the Canton Lodge #429 L.O.O.M. conducted a memorial presentation.  Interment was in Grover Cemetery.  The family suggests that contributions in Mr. Morgan’s name be directed to the charity of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MORGAN –DORIS MORGAN RATHBUN, 82, of the Canton area was called to her Lord and Savior from her home on Saturday evening, June 11, 2005.  Doris Marie Morgan was born on Aug. 25, 1922, at her family’s home near Shunk.  She was one of 15 children born in the family of the late William and Belle (Brown) Morgan.  Doris attended Estella High School.  Doris married Alva Dean Rathbun on June 9, 1941, in Williamsport, Pa.  They were blessed with 43 years together and raised five children until his passing on May 9, 1984.  Doris could accomplish about anything she set her mind to and possessed a strong work ethic all her life.  In addition to being a hands-on farmwife, homemaker and a devoted mother, she was known for her talents in carpentry and as a “jack of all trades.”  She worked outside the home for times at Weldon Textiles of Williamsport, the Belmar, and later Canford factories in Canton until retiring in 1980.  She also raised beef cattle for many years.  Her faith in the Lord guided her life.  Mrs. Rathbun was an active member of Canton’s Calvary Alliance Church and served as deaconess and a member of The Mission Board.  Spending time with her family made Doris happiest.  She especially loved times with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She enjoyed many hobbies including quilt making, crafting and making doll clothing.  Doris also cared for a large garden every year and was proud of her beautiful flower beds and roses.  Surviving are her children; Joyce and Laurence Knuutila of Ithaca, N.Y., Robert and Shirley Rathbun of Canton, and Dr. Ralph and Donna Rathbun and Marilyn and Dean Smiley, all of Granville Summit; a daughter-in-law, Dawn Rathbun of Troy; 33 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Josephine Lewis of Hillsgrove and Norma Lodge of Canton; five brothers, Glen Morgan and Fran Morgan, both of Canton, Lyle Morgan of Shunk, Dale Morgan of Alabama and John Morgan of Ulster; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Rathbun was predeceased by a son, Leon Rathbun; three sisters, Dorothy Kipp, Madeline Kilmer and Esther Clisso; and four brothers, Vance, Stanley, Martin and Melvin Morgan.  Her family invites friends to call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with her pastor, the Rev. David McIntyre, officiating.  Burial will be held in Grover Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Kevin Scott, Brion and Matt Rathbun, Jim and Steven Knuutila and Bill and Robert Smiley.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that those who wish consider a memorial in Mrs. Rathbun’s name to the Towanda Guthrie Dialysis Unit, 7 Colonial Drive, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRED D. MORGAN
 CANTON--The funeral will be Saturday for Fred D. Morgan, 78, of 95 Lycoming Street, who died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1982, in Bartow Memorial Hospital, Fort Meade, Fla. The funeral will be at 2 pm Saturday at Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.

FRED D. MORGAN, 78, of 95 Lycoming St., Canton, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1982, at the Bartow Memorial Hospital in Bartow, Fla.  Mr. Morgan was born Feb. 2, 1904, in Shunk, a son of Morris and Myrtie Porter Morgan.  He was a retired barber.  He was a member of the Canton Church of Christ’s Disciples, the Minnequa Grange, a life member of the Innes Hose Co., the Rolling Hills Camping Club and an avid member of the Canton Rod and Gun Club.  Mr. Morgan was an avid sportsman and bowler.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Laura Fuller; one son, Otto Morgan, Canton RD 2; one daughter, Mrs. Carl (Shirley) Tillotson, of Canton RD 1; five grandchildren, Russell Morgan and Elizabeth Metcalf, of Canton RD 2, Bradley Morgan, of Canton, Carl Tillotson, of Somerset, Pa., and Tammy Martin, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four great-grandsons, and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Baumunk, of Forksville.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service or a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Morgan’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GORDON LEONARD MORGAN, 80 of Canton, died Aug. 7, 1990 in Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  He was born Jan. 19, 1910 in Fox Township, a son of James U. and Saphronia Leonard Morgan.  Mr. Morgan was a farmer and head sawyer for various lumber companies for 35 years.  He retired in 1975 and was an avid fisherman.  Surviving are his wife, the former Sarah King, to whom he was married 37 years; four daughters, Mrs. Dean (Amber) Chaapel of LeRoy, PA; Mrs. William (Alene) Boyd of Canton, Mrs. Frank (Joyce) Landon of Canton, and Mrs. Thomas (Janet) Pepper of LeRoy; a son, Audley, of Okeechobee, FL; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two step-children, Mrs. Ronald (Jacqueline) Moss of Wellsboro, PA; Mrs. Aldeen Guernett of Athens; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Dolly) Hurlbert of Roaring Branch; a brother, Kenneth Morgan of Santee, CA.  He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Wanda Fuller, in 1949, and two grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Canton Community Nursing Service. –Sullivan Review.

GORDON LEONARD MORGAN, 80, of 10 S. Minnequa Avenue, Canton, died August 7, 1990, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  He was born January 19, 1910, in Fox Township, Sullivan County, a son of James U. and Sophronia Leonard Morgan.  Mr. Morgan was a farmer and head sawyer for 35 years at numerous lumber companies and retired in 1975.  He was also an avid fisherman.  Survivors include; his wife of 39 years, Sarah King Morgan; four daughters; Mrs. Dean (Amber) Chaapel, Leroy, Mrs. William (Alene) Boyd, Canton RD 2, Mrs. Frank (Joyce) Landon, Canton RD 1, Mrs. Thomas (Janet) Pepper, Leroy; one son, Audley Morgan, Okeechobee, FL; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Dolly) Hurlburt; one brother, Kenneth Morgan, Santee, CA; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Jacqueline) Moss, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Aldeen Guernett, Athens.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Fuller in 1949; two grandchildren, Laurie Pepper in 1970 and David Chaapel in 1976.  Funeral services will be held Friday, August 10, at 11:00 a.m., at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating.  Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service, or the Canton Ambulance Association in Mr. Morgan’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MORGAN, LEON E.
 Age 77 of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Canton, Pa. at his home in Florida Monday morning, October 22, 1973.  Friends may call at the Ralph Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Wednesday 7 to 9 pm Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral will be there Friday at 2 pm.  The Rev. C. David Jones and Rev. Lewis F. Bachman.  Grover Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Verna Miller Morgan; daughter, Mrs. Elwyn (Enid) Ingerick of Leesburg, Fla.; four sons, Dean E. Morgan of Canton, Pa., Ellis E. Morgan of Mansfield, Pa., Merill A. Morgan, Wellsburg, NY, LaVerne L. Morgan, Horseheads, NY; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Baumunk of Forksville, Pa.; three brothers, Floyd Morgan of Canton, Lester Morgan of Canton, Fred Morgan of Canton; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a retired self employed carpenter and was previously employed by Canton area contractors.  He was a member of Minnequa Grange No. 754, member of the First United Methodist Church of Canton.  He and his wife observed their 57th Wedding Anniversary July 12, 1973.

MORGAN –LENORA M. AVERY, 62, wife of Gerald D. Avery, Sr., of Grover, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 1975, at her home after a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Avery and her husband have owned and operated the Avery general Store, of Grover, for 40 years.  The couple marked their 41st wedding anniversary in June.  She was a member of Grover Church of Christ.  Surviving, besides her husband, are four sons, Burton, of Ralston, Floyd and Alvah, both of Canton RD 1., and Richard, of Canton RD 2; a daughter, Mrs. Eunice McFall, of Canton RD 2; four brothers, Darwin, of Roaring Branch, Roland of Canton RD 1, Donald of Horseheads, NY, and Claude, of Canton; six sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Bond, of Washington, Mrs. William Lee, of Front Royal, VA., Mrs. Evert Letts, of Shunk, Mrs. Archie Norton, of Forksville RD, Mrs. Russell Machmer, of Canton, Mrs. Carl Bedford of Mehoopany, and 10 grandchildren.  Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Kleese Funeral Home in Canton, with the Rev. Fred Bryans, her pastor, and the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, officiating.  Burial will be in Grover Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Parents Floyd E. and Ada Bell Williams Morgan)

MORGAN –NORMA LODGE, 80, of Canton, Pa. passed away Tuesday evening, June 10, 2014 at the Gatehouse in Williamsport. Norma Belle Morgan was born on Nov. 16, 1933 in Shunk, Pa. She was one of 15 children of the late William Ford and Edna "Belle" (Brown) Morgan. Family was always most important to Norma. She will be remembered as a caring person who loved to make people laugh. Norma also worked for many years at Canton's Swayze Folding Box Company. She enjoyed doing many things in life, especially sharing good times with family and friends, sewing and making many blankets as gifts. She also loved flowers and spent a lot of time developing and tending to her gardens. Surviving are her four children, Scott (Julie) Parker, Homer (Carole) Parker, Craig (Laurie) Parker all of Canton and Tanya Lodge Parrish of Cape Coral, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Lewis of Hillsgrove; three brothers, Glen Morgan of Canton, Dale Morgan of Alabama and John Morgan of Ulster; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband of 33 years, Richard "Dick" Lodge, Norma was predeceased by four sisters, Dorothy Kipp, Madeline Kilmer, Esther Clisso and Doris Rathbun; and six brothers, Vance, Stanley, Martin, Melvin, Frank and Lyle Morgan. Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, June 13, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral and committal services at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review 6/12/2014

RAYMOND G. MORGAN, 68, Elmira, NY, formerly of Canton, died May 30, 1990, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  Mr. Morgan was born May 22, 1922, in Shunk, a son of Daniel and Bertha Vargason Morgan.  Mr. Morgan was employed by T. Burk and Co., Canton, for several years.  He is survived by Agnes and Ellery Quail, Canton, Leslie and Mildred Morgan, Gillett, Vernon and Frances Morgan, Vivian and Paul Kieffer, all of Elmira; Duane and Annalee Morgan, Breesport, NY; Arlene and Frederick Biichle, Williamsport.  Interment was in Grover Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILLIAM MORGAN, 94, Canton RR 3, Shunk, died May 25, 1993, at his home.  Mr. Morgan was born September 15, 1898, in Wheelerville, the son of Frank O. and Josephine Shoemaker Morgan.  He was self-employed farmer, raised and bred Percheron horses; was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Mr. Morgan was one of the founders and director of the Sullivan County Rural Electric Co.; director of the Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.; director of the Sullivan County Telephone Co.; a school director; road supervisor for Fox Township; auditor for Fox Township; and for eight years a county commissioner.  He was honored as outstanding citizen for the Sullivan County agriculture Extension.  Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Heess, with whom he celebrated 14 years of marriage on April 7, 1993; five sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Thelma Morgan, Canton, RR 3 (Shunk), Lyle and Florence Morgan, Canton RR 3, Dale and Dorothy Morgan, Prattsville, AL, Glen and Betty Morgan, Canton, and John and Beverly Morgan, Ulster; two sons, Melvin Morgan, Shunk, and Stanley Morgan, Canton RR 3; a daughter, Doris Rathbun, Canton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Josephine and Dwight Lewis, Hillsgrove, and Norma and Richard Lodge, Arcadia, FL; 54 grandchildren; 99 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Vernon Bogart, Forksville, Sherrill Bogart, Williamsport, and Dorothy Rexer, Forksville; and six step-grandchildren.  William was honored by the Veterans Administration for having eight sons who served in the armed forces of their country.  Five served overseas during World War II.  He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Belle Edna Brown, January 12, 1975; five children, Esther Clisso, Dorothy Kipp, Vance Morgan, Madelene Kilmer, and Martin Morgan and also by five grandchildren.  The funeral service was held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton on May 28 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment was in the Grover Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, North Central Pennsylvania Chapter Inc., 153 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA.  Pallbearers for Mr. Morgan were grandsons, Bill Morgan, Kent Morgan, Homer Parker, Leon Rathbun, Nathan Morgan, Tom Morgan and Mel Lewis.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MORONESO –ANTOINETTE LAMB.  On the evening of July 31, 2004, Antoinette (Moroneso) Lamb, 84, a longtime resident of Canton, PA, died peacefully at Manor Care in Sinking Springs, PA.  Born in Jamaica (Queens) New York on January 25, 1920, she was the daughter of Angelo and Kathaleen Moroneso.  She grew up in the Rod Hook section of Brooklyn, where as a child, she often shared the street with notorious neighbors such as Al Capone and Lucky Luciano.  Toni, as many knew her, was married to Canton area native, George E. Lamb.  Together they raised five children and resided in Brooklyn until moving to Canton in the 1970s.  From the time of her husband’s passing in 1978 until June of 2003 Toni resided on North Center St., Canton.  She was a friendly and straight-forward lady who never forgot where she came from.  A woman without pretense, she called things as she saw them.  And at the same time her warm heart and impish smile endeared her to everyone who knew her.  Even during times of ill health, she always had time for sharing a canola and conversation.  Most important in her life was her beloved family and they were by her side as she left this world.  Surviving are her five children; Diane (and Roy) Maurilsen, Islip, NY; Mike Marino, Horseheads, NY; Harriet (and Vince) Bucca, Temple, PA; Cheyenne (and Bill) Schultz, Reading, PA; Pauline (and Kevin) Buck, Fleetwood, PA; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by a very special friend, Bill McIntosh of Canton.  A viewing was held at the Milkins Funeral Home in Temple, PA, on August 3rd.  Viewing hours locally will be held August 5 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton from 10 to 11 a.m.  Services will follow at 11 a.m. with Deacon William H. Graham officiating.  Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

MOYER Kenneth "Kenny" Moyer

Kenneth “Kenny” Moyer, Sr., 77, well known resident of Canton, PA passed away at Sayre’s Robert Packer Hospital on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from an unexpected illness.  Kenneth LaRue was born in Cogan Station on November 6, 1935, a son of the late Charles and Stella (Simmons) Moyer.  He was a member of Canton High School’s graduating class of 1955.  Kenny worked for over 40 years in the maintenance department of Canton Manufacturing Co. until retiring in 2001. He was very active and a lifetime member of the Canton Fire Department, serving as their Captain, 1st and 2nd Assistant and the Vice-President throughout the years since 1978.  He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge 429.  On February 12, 1983, he married the former Arla Miller in the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  His family’s welfare was most important in Kenny’s life.  He was the “backyard mechanic” in the neighborhood and you could usually find him working on vehicles.  He enjoyed visiting with family and friends, times spent being outdoors especially while camping, hunting and fishing. In addition to his wife Arla, surviving are his children, Cathy (Ralph) Davy of Roaring Branch, Candy (Anthony) Brown of Mansfield, Alan (Rhoda) Moyer of Canton, Tammy Reichard of Towanda, Scott Moyer of Canton and Kenneth LaRue Jr. (Sandra) of Belton, TX; 23 grandchildren and several great great grandchildren; a sister and brother in law, Thelma (Art) Barnes of Roaring Branch; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Moyer of Maryland and Shirley Werner of Williamsport, several nieces, nephews, numerous cousins and many dear friends.  Also his special companion, Kitty Susie.  He was predeceased by his daughter and son-in-law, Bonita and Rick Brock; two grandsons, Dennis Moyer and Ricky Brock; five siblings and their spouses, Leroy (Louise), Bernard (Ethel) and Walter Moyer; Grace (Lawrence) Barnes and Mildred (David) Miller and a sister-in-law, Mildred Moyer.  Friends are invited to call Friday 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.  Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate the funeral service at 11:30 Saturday.  Burial will follow in Grover Cemetery.  The family will provide flowers and request your consideration of a memorial in Mr. Moyer’s name to the Canton Fire Department, P.O. Box 72 Canton, PA 17724.   Funeral home obituary – June 10, 2013

 

ANDREW S. MURRAY – A private interment was held at Grover Cemetery for Andrew S. Murray, who died November 14, 2005 in Arizona.  Mr. Murray had been an auto body mechanic in Canton for 27 years and later a foreman for PennDot, retiring in 1976.  He had been a member of Canton Lodge #429 L.O.O.M. as well as the Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Local services were entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home.  –Canton Independent Sentinel 11/2007

NENNINGER –ALICE N. HAWKINS, 99.  On the evening of Wednesday, July 7, 2004, longtime Canton resident Alice (Nenninger) Hawkins died quietly at the Bradford County Manor.  She was 99 years of age and would have reached the century mark this coming October.  Born at the Shaw farm between Troy and Columbia Cross Roads, on Oct. 31, 1904, she was the daughter of Elmer B. and Ruth (McIlwain) Nenninger.  When Alice was about the age of 4 her family moved to Canton Township.  A few years later she was baptized at the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) when it was still located at Troy and West Union Streets.  She attended the old Sterling Schoolhouse, up the Lower Mountain Road, until its closing in 1921, when she transferred to the Canton School.  In 1933 Alice married James Hawkins in Buffalo, N.Y., and together they shared 22 years until his passing in 1955.  Mrs. Hawkins was a woman well-acquainted with hard work, and she knew the satisfaction that comes with a job well done.  For over 40 years she offered her services as a housekeeper to various businesses and homes in both the Troy and Canton areas.  One of her most steady assignments and the one job she actually asked for, was with the Canton Telephone Co.  When she turned 90, the phone company cut back her hours to Wednesdays only, but continued to pay her the same rate.  Alice was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord.  She was virtually a lifelong member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher with the primary class.  Often she had several of her own grandchildren or great-grandchildren in her charge.  For over 35 years she helped set young souls on a firm foundation in the Lord.  In later years she joined the Crusader Class for adults.  Mrs. Hawkins was a member of the former Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362, as well as the North Union Grange.  She was the family matriarch with a strong, unshakable will and devotion to her beloved family.  Mrs. Hawkins is survived by her sister, Jennie Williams of Canton; four grandchildren, Frances Trick (and Mark Green) of Canton, Roger Hawkins of Canton, James (and Leslie) Hawkins of Scranton and Nancy (and Mike) Neff of Canton; great-grandchildren, Glenn Trick, Nichole Trick (and fiancé Nick Mott), Mindy Chaapel, Jacob Neff, Madison Hawkins and Blake Hawkins; and great-great-grandson, Hunter Chaapel.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James; her son Charles; brothers, Myron and Arthur Nenninger; sisters; Marian Jenkins and Mable DeWalt; and granddaughter Norma Lynn Hawkins.  Visitation will be Saturday, July 10, form 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) officiating.   Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Save the Pool, 40 N. Center St., Canton; The Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton; or the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Memorial fund, 40 North Minnequa Ave., Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

ARTHUR R. NENNINGER, 77, of Canton RD 2, died February 24, 1985.  Mr. Nenninger was born January 15, 1908, in Canton Township, a son of Elmer and Ruth McIlwain Nenninger.  Mr. Nenninger was a retired purebred Holstein farmer and was currently employed as a night watchman for the Swayze Folding Box Co., Canton.  He was a member of the Sylvania Church of Christ.  He is survived by his wife Minnie Lee Dann, to whom he was married 12 years on December 22, 1984; a stepson Wayne Dann of Troy RD 1; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lila Bellows of Canton RD 1; five step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Marian Jenkins of Troy RD 3, Mrs. Mabel DeWalt of Canton RD 2, Mrs. Alice Hawkins and Mrs. Jenny Williams, both of Canton; several brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Burdett Marsh, Knoxville, Mr. and Mrs. Leland King and Mrs. Leland Farnsworth, both of Kenneyville, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rose of Tioga, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lee of Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Lee, and Mrs. William Lee all of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leone in 1969, a daughter Catherine Nenninger in 1949 and a step-granddaughter Jane Bellows in 1969.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with Rev. George Ogden, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Grover Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday 6-9 p.m.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Sylvania Church of Christ in Mr. Nenninger’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

NENNINGER  Mabel Nancy Ellen (York) DeWalt, died October 10, 1997 at her residence.  She was exactly one month from her 95th birthday.  Mabel was born November 10, 1902 in Columbia township, Bradford, County, to Elmer and Ruth (McIlwain) Nenninger.  Early in Mabel’s life the Nenniger family relocated to the Canton area.  She graduated from Canton High School and attended the Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University and went on to pursue a career in education.  She taught in one-room schools in Bradford, Lycoming and Sullivan counties, completing her tenure at the Parson’s Hill School.  She was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton and after her second marriage, she transferred to the Church of Christ Disciples) of Christ) in Alba.  She was a life member of the Minnequa Grange and the Bradford County Republican’s Council.  She had been a member of the Canton Garden Club.  Mabel is survived by her foster son, Joseph Walburn, Canton RR 2; stepsons, Harold (Merylin) DeWalt, Roseville, PA, Charles (Melva) DeWalt of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Aaron (Dorothy) DeWalt of Sylvania and Thurman (Katherine) DeWalt of Emerald, PA; stepdaughters, Jane Sellhorst of Elmira, Sara (Eugene) Ridd of Brockport, NY, Anna (Harry) Bond of Churchville, NY, Ella Taylor of Greenville, Lucille (Albert) Metzer of Canton RR 1; sisters, Alice Hawkins and Jennie Williams, both of Canton; a sister-in-law, Minnie Nenninger of Troy; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her first husband of 41 years, Edward York, in 1967; her second husband, Robert DeWalt, in 1972; brothers, Arthur and Myran Nenninger and sister, Marian Jenkins.  Services were held at the Church of Christ (Diciples of Christ) in Alba on October 14 with interment to be in Grover Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton.  Memorial in Mabel’s name may be directed to the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Alba or the Bradford County Manor.

NENNINGER - MARIAN E. JENKINS
 Marian E. Jenkins, 93, of RR 3, Troy, formerly of Canton, died Wednesday, January 23, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor. Mrs. Jenkins was born May 7, 1896 at Columbia Township, Bradford County, a daughter of Elmer and Ruth McIlwain Nenninger. She was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton and was the oldest member of the Canton VFW Post #714 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are sons, Elmer, Canton RD 3 and Arthur, Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Esther Andrus, St. Augustine, FL; sisters, Mrs. Mable DeWalt, Canton, Mrs. Alice Hawkins, Canton and Mrs. Jennie Williams, Canton; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Jenkins was predeceased by her husband, Wilson Jenkins in 1948. Funeral and committal services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on January 25 with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in Grover Cemetery, Canton Township. (TGR, Thursday, January 31, 1991)

Anna Laura NEWELL Sherman
Mrs. Theodore Sherman (of Troy), who was taken to Elmira about three weeks ago suffering from acute appendicitis, died at the Arnot Ogden Hospital at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon (23 March 1921). Her condition was so critical for a number of days that her husband was summoned and was with her at the end.  Her husband survives, a daughter, Vivian White, by a prior marriage, her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Baldwin Newell (Ella Nancy Grantier) of Grover, a brother (Harry Orin Newell) and sister (Jeanette Electa Newell, wife of Roswell Hagar) in Elmira, and a brother (Eugene VanDyke Newell) of Fayetteville, PA. The body, which was brought to Troy Wednesday evening, will be taken to Grover for the funeral and interment on Friday. Elmira Star Gazette----- Thursday, 24 March 1921

NENNINGER - Alice N. Hawkins, 99
07/10/2004 Daily Review, On the evening of Wednesday, July 7, 2004, longtime Canton resident Alice (Nenninger) Hawkins died quietly at the Bradford County Manor. She was 99 years of age, and would have reached the century mark this coming October.  Born at the Shaw farm between Troy and Columbia Cross Roads, on Oct. 31, 1904, she was the daughter of Elmer B. and Ruth (McIlwain) Nenninger.  When Alice was about the age of 4 her family moved to Canton Township. A few years later she was baptized at the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) when it was still located at Troy and West Union streets. She attended the old Sterling Schoolhouse, up the Lower Mountain Road, until its closing in 1921, when she transferred to the Canton School.  In 1933 Alice married James Hawkins in Buffalo, N.Y., and together they shared 22 years until his passing in 1955.  Mrs. Hawkins was a woman well-acquainted with hard work, and she knew the satisfaction that comes with a job well done. For over 40 years she offered her services as a housekeeper to various businesses and homes in both the Troy and Canton areas. One of her most steady assignments, and the one job she actually asked for, was with the Canton Telephone Co. When she turned 90, the phone company cut back her hours to Wednesdays only, but continued to pay her the same rate.  Alice was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord. She was virtually a lifelong member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher with the primary class. Often she had several of her own grandchildren or great-grandchildren in her charge. For over 35 years she helped set young souls on a firm foundation in the Lord. In later years she joined the Crusader Class for adults.  Mrs. Hawkins was a member of the former Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362, as well as the North Union Grange.  She was the family matriarch with a strong, unshakable will and devotion to her beloved family. Mrs. Hawkins is survived by her sister, Jennie Williams of Canton; four grandchildren, Frances Trick (and Mark Green) of Canton, Roger Hawkins of Canton, James (and Leslie) Hawkins of Scranton and Nancy (and Mike) Neff of Canton; great-grandchildren, Glenn Trick, Nichole Trick (and fiancé Nick Mott), Mindy Chaapel, Jacob Neff, Madison Hawkins and Blake Hawkins; and great-great-grandson, Hunter Chaapel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James; her son Charles; brothers Myron and Arthur Nenninger; sisters Marion Jenkins and Mable DeWalt; and granddaughter Norma Lynn Hawkins.  Visitation will be Saturday, July 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) officiating. Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Save the Pool, 40 N. Center St., Canton; The Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton; or the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Memorial Fund, 40 North Minnequa Ave., Canton, Pa. 17724. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

NENNINGER. Mabel Nancy Ellen (York) DeWalt, died October 10, 1997 at her residence.  She was exactly one month from her 95th birthday.  Mabel was born November 10, 1902 in Columbia township, Bradford, County, to Elmer and Ruth (McIlwain) Nenninger.  Early in Mabel’s life the Nenniger family relocated to the Canton area.  She graduated from Canton High School and attended the Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University and went on to pursue a career in education.  She taught in one-room schools in Bradford, Lycoming and Sullivan counties, completing her tenure at the Parson’s Hill School.  She was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton and after her second marriage, she transferred to the Church of Christ Disciples) of Christ) in Alba.  She was a life member of the Minnequa Grange and the Bradford County Republican’s Council.  She had been a member of the Canton Garden Club.  Mabel is survived by her foster son, Joseph Walburn, Canton RR 2; stepsons, Harold (Merylin) DeWalt, Roseville, PA, Charles (Melva) DeWalt of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Aaron (Dorothy) DeWalt of Sylvania and Thurman (Katherine) DeWalt of Emerald, PA; stepdaughters, Jane Sellhorst of Elmira, Sara (Eugene) Ridd of Brockport, NY, Anna (Harry) Bond of Churchville, NY, Ella Taylor of Greenville, Lucille (Albert) Metzer of Canton RR 1; sisters, Alice Hawkins and Jennie Williams, both of Canton; a sister-in-law, Minnie Nenninger of Troy; as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her first husband of 41 years, Edward York, in 1967; her second husband, Robert DeWalt, in 1972; brothers, Arthur and Myran Nenninger and sister, Marian Jenkins.  Services were held at the Church of Christ (Diciples of Christ) in Alba on October 14 with interment to be in Grover Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton.  Memorial in Mabel’s name may be directed to the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Alba or the Bradford County Manor.

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