Grover Cemetery, Canton Township,
Bradford County, PA
Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice
Also Called Turner Cemetery
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WIGHT –KATHLEEN W. BOYD, 94, Died August 26, 1996 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy where she had been a resident since 1992. She had formerly resided at McCallum Manor, Canton. Mrs. Boyd was born May 23, 1902 in Beech Flats, PA, daughter of the late Warren and Luella (Crandle) Wight. She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) where she was active until ill health forced her to cease. She was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1921 and a 1923 graduate from the former Mansfield State Normal School which is now Mansfield University. She taught school at Brooklyn, PA for two years and in Canton Borough and Township for four years until she married in 1929. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. David (Dorothy Boyd) Warren, Greensboro, NC; granddaughter, Mrs. Virgil (Cathy Warren) Bragg, Monot, ND; grandson, Dana L. Warren, East Northport, NY; four great-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence L. Boyd in 1960 and by sisters Mrs. Merle (Marlea Wight) Wing in 1989, LueWanda Wight, 1975 and brother, LuMar Wight in 1971. Visitation will be held Friday, August 30 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. with funeral services immediately following at 10 a.m. Rev David Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) will officiate. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. The family suggests memorials for Mrs. Boyd by directed to The Memorial fund, Church of Christ, Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ALFRED J. WILBER, 86, Canton, one of the old time railroad men of the area, died quietly, January 3, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 21, 1910 in fox Twp., he was one of nine children born to Lewis and Lillian (Shaver) Wilber. Growing up in the forest of Sullivan County, young Alfred was fascinated with railway operations of the lumber companies around Masten and Laquin, as well as the old Susquehanna and New York as it roared through Wheelerville on its run from Ralston to Dushore. When the great depression swept across our nation, Alfred found employment in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). He worked diligently in the CCC camps of the Endless Mountains planting trees and repairing roads and bridges. He began a courtship with a young lady from LeRoy named Myrtle E. Kelley, a courtship culminating in their being united in holy matrimony on Jan. 14, 1939. In the 1940’s he secured employment with the PA Railroad as a track inspector along the Elmira branch through Canton. He walked great lengths of the line looking for sign of excessive wear along the rails. He used to collect the little strips of lead which were left behind in the aftermath of a locomotive that had detonated a series of warning signal torpedoes. His sons said they made good weights for fishing. His railroad career often took him away from home to Buffalo. He retired in 1975. The Wilbers were blessed with eight children and shared 49 years together before she died in 1988. Surviving are sons; Elwood and wife, Barbara, Cecil, Lewayne and wife, Marilyn and Gary, all of Canton; daughters, Phyllis Wilber, Canton and Velma and Donald Spencer, Wellsboro; brothers, Walter, Elmira and Walker, Canton; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by son, Lewis a daughter, Dorothy, three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at the Morse and Kleese funeral Home, Canton. Interment was in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
WILCOX –ADA B. WILCOX SEGUR, 88 a lifelong resident of Bradford County died quietly at the Robert Packer Hospital, March 28, 1997 after a brief illness. Born September 6, 1908 in Leroy, she was the daughter of Emit E. and Elsie (Parrish) Wilcox. Her early years were spent learning the “three R’s” in a one-room schoolhouse and later graduating from Canton High School. She was a woman well-acquainted with work, both in and outside of the home. Besides being a homemaker with four children and a husband to care for, she worked as a waitress for many years at the former Reynard’s Restaurant on Troy Street, Canton as well as being a provider of child care in her home on Carlton Street. She was married to James Kenneth Segur, a painting contractor in the Canton area who died in March of 1965. Mrs. Segur was a woman with a great outgoing personality who made friends easily. She enjoyed reading and playing cards with family and friends and was known as an excellent cook. Memberships included the Minnequa Grange and the Lady Canton Rebekahs. Surviving are her sons, Richard and Gerald Segur, both of Canton; daughters Lois Styles, Tampa, FL; and Sandi Kash, Pennsburg, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Aside from her husband, she was predeceased by brothers, Floyd and Lester Wilcox and a sister, Florence Babcock. In accordance with her wishes there was no calling hours or public service. Those wishing to remember her may do so by means of a memorial donation to The Save the Pool Fund or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. Burial in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ARNOLD R. WILCOX, 73, Canton RD 2 died Friday, Nov. 21, 1975 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born in Stanley, N.Y. Oct. 14, 1902 son of Ralph and Bertha Sellard Wilcox. Mr. Wilcox was a retired mechanic and at one time operated a garage in Elmira. He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge and a veteran of World War I. His survivors include two daughters, Judy Marsh of Elmira and Christine Wilcox of Elmira; four brothers, Lawrence of Elmira Heights, Sellard of Westfield, Clarence of Canton and Martin of Fassett; one grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Duane Taylor will officiate. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WILCOX –FLORENCE M. BABCOCK, 82, a resident of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of 24 Carlton St., Canton died at the Bradford County Manor, Sunday, Jan. 17, 1982. Mrs. Babcock was born in W. LeRoy, Pa., June 28, 1899 a daughter of Emmet and Elsie Parrish Wilcox. She was a member of the New Life Temple, Canton. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ada Segur of Canton, with whom she lived for many years; a brother, Lester Wilcox of Canton and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Babcock was predeceased by her husband, Luke J. Babcock on March 6, 1964. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. N. Glen Landis, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel
JOHN LAURENCE WILCOX SR., 47 of Horseheads, N.Y. died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1982 at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Wilcox was born June 2, 1935 in Canton, a son of Laurence C. and Lillian O’Donnell Wilcox, Sr. John graduated from Canton High School in 1955. While at Canton High School he was an outstanding football player. In 1958 he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served for 12 ½ years. While in the Army, he received the rank of chief arrant officer and flew helicopter and fixed wing during the Vietnam crisis. During his Vietnam tour, John saved the lives of 14 people and for his gallant efforts received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following his honorable discharge from active duty, he enlisted in the Army Reserve. He was first sergeant in the second battalion, U.S.A.R., Waverly, N.Y. Mr. Wilcox was presently employed by Facet Corp of Elmira Heights, N.Y as a stores keeper. He attended Pine City and Horseheads United Methodist Churches. John was a member of the Horseheads Masonic Lodge, Elmira Heights American Legion, Golden Eagles and Retread Motorcycle clubs. He was very active as an amateur radio operator. He also was extremely active in many Chemung County youth organizations and the Civil Defense there. Surviving are his wife of 24 years, the former Ann Toth; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Dennis Wilson of Horseheads; daughter, Shari Wilcox of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, John and Tamil Wilcox Jr. of Beaufort, S.C.; son Ron Wilcox at home; daughter, Cheryl Wilcox of Elmira; two grandsons, Shawn Michael and Joseph Edward Wilcox; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Wilcox, Sr. of Canton; sister, Mrs. Sandra Mead of Weedsport, N.Y.; brothers, Thomas of Roseville, Clarence and Laurence, Jr., both of Canton; grandmother, Mrs. Lillie O’Donnell of E. Smithfield; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Toth of RD 1 Roaring Branch. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Military funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose, pastor of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, Pa. officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. Masonic memorial services will be conducted Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 until 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be directed to any Chemung County youth organization in Mr. Wilcox’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
LAURENCE C. WILCOX – On the evening of Friday, Aug. 27, 2004 longtime Canton resident Laurence C. Wilcox went home to be with the Lord after a stay at the Bradford County Manor. He was 90 years of age. Born Dec. 1, 1913 in Stanley, N.Y. he was one of seven sons in the family of Ralph and Bertha Mae (Sellard) Wilcox. As a child, Mr. Wilcox moved with his family to the Canton vicinity. During the Great Depression he served wit the Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1325 in the vicinity of Chambersburg, Pa. Laurence worked for many years as a self-employed plumber and refrigeration technician and later was employed for many years with Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y. Being a man with a driving work ethic, Laurence didn’t involve himself with too many extra activities. He enjoyed gardening and caring for his fruit trees. When he really wanted to unwind, Laurence enjoyed off-road adventures in his “moon buggy.” He was a man devoted to his family and his church. He enjoyed entertaining his children and grandchildren with his singing and recitation of poetry. Laurence was also very fond of the great hymns of praise. His faith was the cornerstone of his life. Laurence is survived by his wife, Betty at home; children Sandra (and William) Mead of Jordan, N.Y., Thomas J. (and Beverly) Wilcox of Roseville and Laurence Jr. (and Shelby) Wilcox of Montgomery; his stepson, Barry (and Vanessa) Austin of Gillett; a brother, Martin (and Elsie) Wilcox of Canton; and 13 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and very dear friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian O’Donnell Wilcox; sons, John and Clarence (Wilkie) Wilcox; a grandson, Casey Wilcox; his twin brother, Clarence Wilcox; and his brothers, Sellard, William, Emerson and Arnold Wilcox. Calling hours will be Tuesday, Aug. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Morse and Kleese Funeral home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral services will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David McIntire, pastor of Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Calvary Alliance Chapel, RR 2, Box 21 A, Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
WILCOX –MRS. SARA E. ROLISON, mother of Mrs. Clara Wright of Burlington, died Tuesday night (November 10, 1914) in Elmira, aged 76 years. Two other children survive, Joseph Wilcox of Wellsburg and Mrs. W. H. Jones of Elmira. Interment was in the Turner Cemetery near Canton. –Troy Gazette-Register
CHARLES MCKEAN WILLIAMS, 82 of Hurst, Texas, a long-time resident of Ogdensburg, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1999 at the North Hills Hospital in North Richland Hills, Texas. Born on June 22, 1917 in Leolyn, Pa., McKean was a son of the late Charles McKean Williams and Elsie Kilbourn Williams. His wife of 62 years in Altheda McIlwain Williams. They were married in Leolyn on April 4, 1937. At the age of 27, in 1944 he honorably served our country in World War II as a Navy seaman second class of the USS Savannah in both Atlantic and Mediterranean waters. Mr. Williams was a self-employed truck driver and owned and operated a trucking business for 40 years until his retirement in 1984. McKean enjoyed modern western dancing, the outdoors and traveling. He was a member and deacon of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ. His many memberships included the VFW, Grand Paraders Square Dance Club, Mountain Run Hunting Club, West Branch Boat Club, Union Township Historical Club, American Trucking Association, Family Motor Coach of Pennsylvania, Fore Travel Motorcade Club and Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association. He is survived by Altheda, his wife at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin McKean and Ursula Williams of Bernville, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marceil A. and Timothy Hogan of Colleyville, Texas; six grandchildren; Sgt. Rodney McKean Williams of Vacaaville, Calif., Kelle Williams Quilici of Reno, Nev., Gregory Marc Williams of Indianapolis, Ind., Tracy Williams Hartington of Bernville, Pa., Shawn Timothy Hogan of Clayton, N.C. and Lynnette Hogan Poupard of Baton Rouge, La.; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley Williams, Allie and Lauren McLaughlin, Chase Hartington and Joy, Holly and Grace Poupard; a step-great-grandson, Tony Kline; three sisters, Marion Donaldson, Doris Groover and Harriet Austin, all of Roaring Brand, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Williams was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Schmelzle and Mildred Mason. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 and 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pepper Funeral home on Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral and committal service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. William Shepherd officiating. Interment will follow in the Grover Cemetery. The Canton VFW Post No. 417 will accord full military honors. The family suggests that memorial donations be directed to the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, RR1 Box 168, Roaring Branch, Pa. or the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, Pa. in Mr. Williams’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review
CLAUDE R. WILLIAMS, 87 of 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1981 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira. A retired farmer, Mr. Williams was born in Elmira, N.Y. on June 4, 1894. The son of Raleigh and Fannie Mitstifer Williams, he was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and was a member of the Canton Odd Fellows Lodge No. 321 for more than 60 years. Survivors include his wife, the former Elizabeth Harris; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Cynthia) Packard, Breeseport, N.Y. and Mrs. Mary Esaias, Troy; two sons, Claude J. Williams, Canton RD 1 and Ola R. Williams, Horseheads, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Eichard (Mary Lou) Hackett, Everett, Wash. and Mrs. Norman (Clara) Bellinger, Elmira; a step-son, Rodney Harris Jr., Horseheads; seven step-grandchildren; five great-step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service by the Canton Odd Fellows Lodge No. 321 will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
WILLIAMS –MRS. FLORENCE M. CARL, age 76, of Canton, was pronounced dead at the troy Community Hospital Wednesday mornings, March 19, 1980 She was the wife of Horace J. Carl and been ill for a long time. Mrs. Carl was born in Grover, on August 3, 1903 the daughter of Burnett and Luella King Williams. She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and was a deaconess and was chairman of the deaconesses at this time. She and her husband observed their 55th wedding anniversary on April 23, 1979. Besides her husband, survivors include five daughters, Mrs. John (Mabel) Belawske of Canton, Mrs. Dean (Marcella) Buck of Canton RD 2, Mrs. Kenneth (Eleanor) Schmouder of Canton, Mrs. Richard (Eloise) Caseman, Jersey Shore RD 3, and Mrs. Richard (Doris) Foust of Canton RD 2; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Myrtle) McIlwain of Troy; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating was her pastor, the Rev. Willard Strunk. Burial was in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FRED L. WILLIAMS
CANTON--Fred L. Williams, 89, of 54 East Main Street, died today, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1986, at Troy Community Hospital, where he had been a medical patient. Born March 1, 1897, in Shunk, Sullivan County, he was a son of O.J. and Kate Williams Williams. He was a lifetime miller, employed most of his life at H. Rockwell and Sons Feed Mill here. He was a member of Canton Ecumenical Parish and Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. His wife, the former Doris E. Shattuck, died in 1965. Surviving are two sons, Lloyd A., of Dallas, Luzerne County, and Norman L., of Canton, six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday at Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street. Burail will be in Grover Cemetery, Canton Twp. The Rev. Richard M. Barner, his pastor, will officiate. Friends may call from 7 to 9 Wednesday night at the funeral home.
HARRY I. WILLIAMS, 77, Canton RR 1 died June 14, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. He was born March 16, 1915 in Jacobs Ladder, Union Township a son of Lewis Austin and Elsie Hazel Leonard Williams. Mr. Williams had been a truck driver and had owned and operated a salvage and used auto parts yard in Canton Township. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Canton. Surviving are two sons, David “Larue” Williams, Oxnard, CA and Irvin H. Williams, Ventura, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Spencer, Canton RR 1 and Mrs. Betty Bradish, Canton; one sister, Mrs. Laura Saunders, Canton RR 1; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary Thomas Williams on Sept. 14, 1979; a brother, Austin Williams and a sister, Clara Hurlburt. Funeral services were held June 18 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton with the Rev. Donald Erlich, his pastor officiating. Interment was in Grover Cemetery. Memorial donations in Mr. William’s name may be directed to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Canton, PA.
WILLIAMS –LAURA JOPSEPHINE SAUNDERS, 80, Canton, passed quietly from this world on December 20, 2000 after a brief stay at Troy Community Hospital. Born in Gleason, February 14, 1920, she was one of four children in the household of Lewis and Elsie Leonard Williams. At the young age of 15, she was united in marriage to a local boy named Eugene Saunders. Mrs. Saunders had a deep and abiding faith in the Lord, and when she was 16 she and her new husband were baptized into the fellowship of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at Newelltown. She was the epitome of the good wife as is mentioned in the Scriptures. Her children rose up and called her blessed. Never afraid of hard work, she balanced her role as mother and homemaker while at the same time assisting her husband with the family’s logging business. She was extremely devoted to her family, and would make frequent trips to Massachusetts or Tennessee to be with her children and grandchildren. Mrs. Saunders was an active member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and participated in much of its ingathering. Surviving are sons: James (Christine) Saunders, Dushore, John Saunders, Canton RR 3 and Francis Dean (Ruth Ann) Saunders, McDonald, TN; daughters, Laura Jean (George) Albinus, Cleveland TN and Phyllis Saunders, Canton RR 3, three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Eloise Maimes, Oregon, Elizabeth Saunders, Gillett, and Gladys Woodward, Athens, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene, on July 20, 1980, brothers, Austin and Harry Williams and sister, Clara Hurlburt. Funeral services were held December 22 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Hubert Morgan and the Rev. Samuel Pagan officiating. Interment was in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
WILLIAMS –MILDRED MASON, 84, Estero, FL and Jamestown, NY, died suddenly November 12, 1994 at the Lee Memorial Hospital, Ft. Myers, FL. She was the daughter of Charles McKean and Elsie Williams of Union Township, Tioga County, PA. She graduated from Canton High School in 1929 and from Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing in 1932. Mrs. Mason was a member of the Congregational Church of Jamestown, NY and also was a member of the Retired Nursing Association of that city. Surviving are one son, Frederick Bishop, Spotsyvania, VA; and two daughters, Janice Johnson, Falconer, NY, and Shirley Mabee, Rochester, NY; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marian Donaldson, Doris Grover, and Harriet Austin, all of Roaring Branch, PA and Estero, FL; and one brother, McKean Williams, Roaring Branch, PA and Mission, TX. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred J. Bishop in 1959; her second husband, George Mason in 1984; and a sister, Helen Schmelzle in 1992. Funeral services were held at Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown, NY on November 18. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Buried Grover Cemetery, Canton, PA)
WILLIAMS –MYRLTE L. MCILWAIN, 80, of Canton RD 1, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1986 at her home. Mrs. McIlwain was born Aug. 12, 1906 in Grover, Bradford County, Pa., a daughter of Burnett and Louella King Williams. She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and attended the former Canton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church until she was no longer able to do so, due to her health. Surviving are her husband, Clarence E. to whom she was married 61 years Feb. 11, 1986; two daughters, Mrs. Verna Baxter of Canton and Mrs. Velma Hickok of Canton RD 1; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Clarence E. McIlwain Jr. in 1936 and by two sisters and a brother. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Raymond Droll, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROLLA G. WILLIAMS, 83, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15, 1950 at his home in Beech Flats. Mr. Williams had been a farmer in that vicinity for many years and was well known. He is survived by his wife, Fanny; two sons, Floyd and Claude of Canton RD; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Morse Funeral home in Canton where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. William Woodman of Canton will officiate and burial will be in Grover Cemetery.
WILSON –PHYLLIS E. EGLI, 67, Roaring Branch RR 1 died Nov. 1, 1995 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport following an extended illness. Born February 27, 1928 in Canton, she was the daughter of Florence Preston Wilson and the late Chester L. Wilson. Mrs. Egli was a graduate of Canton High School. On April 11, 1946 she married Raymond O. Egli, Jr. Together they owned and operated their family farm in Union Twp. for many years until their retirement in 1989. She was a former member of the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293. She was predeceased by her husband on March 23, 1995. Surviving are her mother, Florence Wilson, Roaring Branch; two daughters, Patricia Fitch Lackey, Stone Point, NC, Deanna Egli Bentley, Williamsport; two sons, Chester (Chet) Egli, Harrisburg, Frank Leonard, Roaring Branch RR 1; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; a brother, Arthur Leighton, Mississippi; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service was held from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, November 4 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Pallbearers were: Brian Egli, Tony Lackey, Steve Turner and Art Parker. Interment was in the Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WILSTON - On the morning of Wednesday, April 2, 2008, former Grover resident Donald Ellsworth Wilston died quietly at Twin Oaks Personal Care Home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 80 years of age. Born April 25, 1927, in Canton Township, he was the son of Floyd and Loretta (Elliott) Wilston. Throughout most of his working years he was a truck driver. At first, he was employed by the former Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton, and later by the Jones & Brague Mining Company. He was known to many by his C.B. "handle," 903. Don was married to the former Gladys Sweet, and together they raised two sons and three daughters. Gladys died in 2005. Don was a member of the Teamsters union as well as the National Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter for as long as his health would permit. He was a John Deere tractor enthusiast and enjoyed mowing his neighbor's grass. He was a solid family man who enjoyed the company of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Don was also a man of faith who found a spiritual uplift in the Christian fellowship of the Bakersburg Community Church. Don is survived by his sons Darryl (and Shelley) Wilston of Walnutport, Pa., Dennis (and Jodie) Wilston of Chester, Va.; daughters, Dawn (and Jerry) Monro of Troy, Debi (and Sheldon) Castle of Canton, Nan Mansfield and her special friend David Mendola of Pittston; brother, Stanley (and Fran) Wilston of Williamsport; sister, Pauline (and Donald) Cole of Fassett; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Bruce of Troy; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by: his wife Gladys, son Dale, brother Jack, sister Doris Williams and brother-in-law Claude Williams. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton. A service will follow at noon with Pastor Dave Dressler of the Bakersburg Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers, and suggest that memorial contributions in Don's name be directed to Guthrie Hospice, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18841. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 4/3/2008.
WILSTON –DORIS WILLIAMS. On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 5, 2001, native Cantonian Doris Jean (Wilston) Williams, 72, died quietly after a brief stay at Bradford County Manor. Born in Canton May 2, 1929, she was the daughter of Floyd and Loretta (Elliott) Wilston. Doris attended the Canton schools, graduating from Canton High School with the class of 1947. The following spring, she was united in marriage to her long-time sweetheart, Claude J. Williams and they settled in LeRoy. They raised three sons and shared 35 years together until Claude’s passing in May 1983. Doris worked briefly outside of the home, for a shirt factory in Williamsport, but her true calling in life was that of a wife, homemaker, and mother. Doris was an uncomplicated woman, with an appreciation of life’s basic pleasures. She enjoyed the company of her loving family and friends, as well as the thrill of a good Euchre game. And, come what may, she faced the world with a smile and a positive attitude. Doris was an active member of Canton Women of the Moose 981, as well as the Ladies Auxiliaries of VFW Post 714 and American Legion Post 303. Doris was a woman of faith, and was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton. She is survived by: sons, Ted (Linda) Williams, Windfall, Tim (Deana) Williams and Tom (Lynn) Williams, all of LeRoy; grandchildren, Gregory (Julie) Williams, Christopher Williams, Karissa Williams, Felicia Williams, Darren Williams, Brandon (Becky) Williams, and Eric Williams; brothers, Donald (Gladys) Wilston, Canton RR 1, Jack Wilston, Canton, Stanley (Frances) Wilston, Williamsport; sister, Pauline (Donald) Cole, Fassett; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude, in 1983. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 8, at noon from Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. David B. Morris, her pastor, officiating. Calling hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Contributions in Doris’ memory may be directed to the VFW Auxiliary Cancer Grant Fund, c/o Judy Callahan, RR 2, Box 222 Canton, PA or to the charity of one’s choice. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
WILSTON Doris Jean WILLIAMS, 72, a native of Canton, PA died quietly after a brief stay at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. Born in Canton May 2, 1929 she was the daughter of Floyd and Loretta (Elliot) Wilston. Doris was a graduate of Canton High School Class of 1947. She was an active member of Moose Lodge #981 and was in the Ladies Auxiliaries of VFW Post 714 and American Legion Post 303. Doris was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ of Canton). She is survived by her sons, Ted (Linda) Williams of Windfall, PA; Tim (Deana) Williams and Tom (Lynn) Williams, all of Leroy, PA; grandchildren, Gregory (Julie) Williams, Christopher Williams, Karissa Williams, Felicia Williams, Darren Williams, Brandon (Becky) Williams and Eric Williams; brothers, Donald (Gladys) Wilston of Canton RR 1, PA, Jack Wilston of Canton, Stanley (Frances) Wilston of Williamsport, PA; sister, Pauline (Donald) Cole of Fassett, PA; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Claude J. Williams, in 1983. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on June 8 with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in Grover Cemetery. Contributions in Doris memory may be directed to the VFW 714 Auxiliary Cancer Grant Fund, c/o Judy Callahan, RR 2, Box 222, Canton, PA 17724 or to the charity of one’s choice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, June 14, 2001
FLOYD A. WILSTON
Floyd A. Wilston, 77, of Canton RD 1, father of Stanley Wilston, of this city, died at 4:37 am today, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1982, in the Williamsport Hospital, where he had been admitted Aug. 8. Born July 27, 1905, at Shunk, Sullivan County, he was a son of William and Jennie Drysdale Wilston. He was a retired farmer. He had owned and operated the former Wilston Whitewashing in the Canton area for 44 years. He and his wife, the former Loretta Elliott, had been married for 57 years. Surviving, besides his wife and son here, are two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Cole, of Canton RD 1, and Mrs. Doris Williams, of LeRoy; two other sons, Donald, of Canton RD 1, and Jack, of Canton, 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A private funeral will be at 11 am Thursday at Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of Ward United Methodist Church, Ward Twp., Tioga County, officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers.
HARRY P. WILSTON
Harry P. Wilston, age 66, of Troy, RD 2, Pa., died Friday, October 30, 1970. Funeral services were held in the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Monday at 1 pm. Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose officiated. Burial was in Turner Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mary; daughters, Mrs. Pauline Thomas, Mansfield, Mrs. John (Myrtle) Inman, Troy RD 3, Mrs. Roy (Lucille) Watson, Columbia Cross Roads; sons, Harold, Wellsboro, Arthur, Troy, Ralph, with the US Army in Germany; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sellard, Painted Post, NY, Mrs. Louella McIntosh, Canton; 16 grandchildren; one great grandchild. He was a retired farmer in the Troy area.
WILSTON –MRS. HAZEL GUTGSELL aged 58 of 191 Troy Street, Canton died Wednesday evening, September 28, 1966 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mrs. Gutgsell was born Jan. 21, 1908 at Grover the daughter of William and Jennie Drysdale Wilston. She was a member of the Church of Christ of Canton. Surviving are her husband, Arthur; a brother, Floyd Wilston of Canton RD 1; several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Morse Funeral home in Canton. Burial was in Grover Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WILSTON -Mrs. PAULINE W. EARLE, 68, of Blossburg, formerly of Troy, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1993, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Charles (Dick) Earle. Retiring in March 1985, she was employed by Canford Manufacturing in Canton. She was an avid crocheter and quilter. Born Nov. 30, 1924, in Troy, she was a daughter of Harry P. and Mary A. McKay Wilston. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Austin, with whom she lived; two stepdaughters, Linda Mariner, of Arnot, and Barb Brokaw, of Grover; three brothers, Harold Wilston, of Wellsboro, Arthur and Ralph Wilston, both of Troy; two sisters, Myrtle Inman, and Lucille (Did) Watson, both of Troy, five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a step-great-grandchild. A son, Lester G. Thomas, died Dec. 10, 1992. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Drinkwine's, 120 North Williamson Road. Buried Grover Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
CARL S. WOODWARD. On Saturday morning, August 5, 2006 God called Carl S. Woodward home to “Ride the Range with Jesus”. This is a song that Carl wrote. Born March 16, 1917 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Henry and Anna (Rudy) Woodward. Carl was a graduate from Canton High School in 1935. He soon met his future wife, Ada Saunders on a blind date (she claims she didn’t like him then!) by giving her the choice to finish high school or marry him. They had a double wedding with John Early and Virginia Rockwell at the home of Fran and Lily Saunders (Ada’s parents in Grover). December 12, 2006 would have been their 706h wedding anniversary. During his life, he used his business savvy first to raise chickens then later begin a cinder block business at Cedar Ledge. In 1955 he moved with his wife Ada and son Bradley to Florida. Carl established a very successful air conditioning business. Carl continued to use his Christian values in Fort Lauderdale to touch many lives. He did this through his positive thinking and his giving nature along with church involvement and mission work. Many would agree that he was a strong, clever, and kind man who was also a handsome, loveable husband, dependable, protective father, wise, playful grandfather and witty great-grandfather. He was respected and admired by all whom he met. Wonderful memories are being held in the hearts of his surviving wife, Ada Woodward, Stuart, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Louise Woodward, Ft. Pierce, FL; step-grandson, Craig Butler; grandchildren and spouses, David and LaGarie Woodward, Pembroke Pines, FL, Paul and Brenda Woodward, Port St. Lucie, FL, Daisy (Woodward) and Gary Vanzandt, Denver, CO; and his five great-grandchildren (the called angels) Victoria, Julia, Kimberly, Aaron Woodward and soon to arrive Kirra Vanzandt. To honor his wishes, the family is having a Celebration of Life Party with stories about Carl, laughs, jokes, songs, visiting together time, snacks (and his special request of “finger foods”) at Ogdensburg Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, September 235d 2006 at 2 p.m. This “Celebration Party” will be a casual attire, with celebration of Carl’s new location. Please plan to stay and enjoy this time together with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to Ogdensburg Church of Christ. –Canton Independent Sentinel
JOHN D. WOODWARD, age 76, of Alba, Pa. Saturday Nov. 6, 1965. Born in Ward Township, Tioga County, Pa. Sept. 24, 1889, son of Nathan and Emma Comfort Woodward. Survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Lealtha Dunbar, Mrs. Leona Jenkins, of Canton, Mrs. Leatha Kohler of Alba, and Mrs. David Randall, Canton; 2 sons, Daniel of Alba, William of Canton RD2; sister, Mrs. Arthur Barnes, Alba; 5 brothers, Morris of Alba, Murray of Canton, Homer of Williamsport, Thornton of Detroit, Mich., Lowell of Mansfield. Burial in Grover Cemetery with the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose officiating.
WOODWARD –LEALTHA “SALLY” DUNBAR. On the evening of Monday June 6, 2005, former Canton resident Lealtha E. (Woodward) Dunbar died quietly at Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella. She was 89 year of age. Known to everyone as “Sally,” she was married to Max Thomas Dunbar, and together they raised a son and two daughters. They shared almost 25 years before Max died unexpectedly. Sally was a woman with a determined will and no-nonsense demeanor. Her family always came first. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Sally is survived by her son, Larry C. (Patricia) Dunbar of Canton; daughters, Lila Wettlaufer of Ellenton and Blanche Boyd of Bentley Creek; brothers, William Woodward of Arnot and Daniel (and Louise) Woodward of Troy; sisters Leona Jenkins and Beatrice (and Ollie) Randall, all of Canton; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max, and sisters Leatha Kohler and Delores Sjblom. In accordance with Sally’s wishes, there will be a private viewing and service at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
WOODWARD –MRS. LEATHA WOODWARD KOHLER, 73 of 201 Buffalo St., Elkland, Pa. died Thursday, Nov. 22, 1984 at her home. Mrs. Kohler was born September 2, 1911 in Ward Township, Tioga County, PA. She was the daughter of John and Minnie Rudy Woodward. She is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Kenneth Dortha Mattison of Gillett, Pa., Mrs. Doris Campbell of Lindley, N.Y and Mrs. Elsie Brown of Elmira, N.Y. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kohler is also survived by three sisters and two brothers. The sisters are; Mrs. Lealtha Dunbar of Canton, RD2, Mrs. Leona Jenkins of Canton RD2 and Mrs. Beatrice Randall of Canton. The two brothers are; William Woodward of Covington, Pa. and Daniel Woodward of Canton RD2. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home on 40 N. Center St., Canton. The Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
WOODWARD Lee S. Woodward
78, of Troy, Pa., died on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was the loving husband of Lizzie (Turner) Woodward. The couple married June 12, 1971, and had 39 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Lee's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home with Lee's pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating. Burial will follow the service in Grover Cemetery. Lee was born on Sept. 11, 1932, in Williamsport, Pa., son of the late Arch and Anna (Greenway) Woodward. He was a carpenter by trade, working for F.P. Case & Sons for over 40 years, and after Bardall, Cox, & Miller Construction, and Wrisley Construction. He attended the First Baptist Church of Troy, and enjoyed planting trees and having a garden. Lee is survived by his wife, Lizzie; his children, Donna (Pete) Greene of Springfield, Pa., Penny Woodward of Gillett, Pa., Lea Woodward of Elmira, N.Y., Amber (Steve) Spiak of Big Pond, Pa., Sally Newman of Va., Regina Porter of Dubois, Pa. and Robert (Aaron) Shannon of Troy, Pa.; and many foster children; his grandchildren, Jesse Bacon, Amanda (John) Brown, Samantha (Kane) Borek, Matthew (Heidi) Greene, Dominick, Ashly and Colby Woodward, Samantha Spiak and Alexis Shannon; and his great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Shaw, Joslyn Shaw, Dalaney Borek, Gavin Greene and Khloe Greene. He is also survived by his sisters, Ida Morgridge of Williamsport, Pa., Ruth Woodward of Munhall, Pa., Doris Fisher of Hazelton, Pa. and Alice Woodward of Canton, Pa.; his brother, Jack Woodward of Leesburg, Fla.; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Phyllis Woodward of Princeton, N.C., Alfred "Pete" (Dawn) Turner of Athens, Pa., Bill (Linda) Turner of Elmira, N.Y., John Turner of Troy, Pa., William Turner and girlfriend, Chris Hooper, of Athens, Pa., Donald (Karen) Turner of Lewisburg, Pa., Richard "Turkey" (Patty) Turner of Gillett, Pa., Carol Turner of Troy, Pa., Mary (Claude) Davis of Sylvania, Pa., and Tina Turner of Elmira, N.Y. Lee was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ronald Woodward. Memorial contributions may be made in Lee's memory to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041. Towanda Daily Review – January 18, 2011
WOODWARD, Leona On the
afternoon of Monday, April 19, 2010, long time Ward Township resident Leona F.
(Woodward) Jenkins died
quietly at her Armenia Mountain residence, surrounded by her beloved family. She was 91 years of age. Born Nov. 24, 1918 in Union Township, Tioga County, she was the daughter of John and Minnie (RUDY) Woodward. Throughout her years of employment Leona worked at various establishments in the Canton area, including the former Park Hotel, Canton Manufacturing Co. and the former Belmar Manufacturing Co. until 1976. Blessed with an adventuresome spirit, Leona took a series of vacation trips, usually to Florida, with her special friend, John. Not content to merely relax in the sun, she would usually take on some form of employment, either child care or restaurant work, for the duration of her stay. But she always looked forward to returning to her family and her home on the mountain. In her spare time Leona enjoyed sewing, gardening, oil painting, feeding the birds and nature in general. She also enjoyed the company of the numerous woodland creatures that would visit. Leona is survived by her brother, Daniel (and Louise) Woodward of Troy; sister, Beatrice (and Ollie) Randall of Canton; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Leatha Kohler and Lealtha Dunbar; brother, William Woodward; sister, Delores Sjoblom and special friend, John Zepkowski. Visitation will be held from noon until 1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton; services will be at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Grover Cemetery. April 21, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
LOWELL D. WOODWARD (SRGP 79318)
Lowell D. Woodward, 71, of Mainesburg, died at 7 pm Saturday, Oct. 8, 1977, at his home, following an illness of 20 years. He was the brother of Homer Woodward, of this city. Born Dec. 6, 1905, in Canton, he was a son of Nathan and Emma Comfort Woodward. He was a retired machinist, having been employed by the Ford Motor Co. in Detroit, Mich., for 10 years. Surviving, besides his brother here, are his wife, the former Lena Woodin; three daughters, Mrs. Morgan Cook, of Mainesburg, and Mrs. Gene Conrad and Mrs. Wesley Hemenway, both of Mansfield; two sons, Carlyle, of Detroit, and Paul, of Gillett; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Janet Rice, of Berkshire, NY, Mrs. Betty Blake, of Ithaca, NY, and Mrs. Joan Rose, in Florida; a stepson, William Boyce, of Trumansburg, NY; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Barnes, of Alba; another brother, Thornton Sr., of Warren, Mich., 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 13 stepgrandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 pm Tuesday at Kleese's, 40 North Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. Burdette Mason, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, Elmira, NY, officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.
WOODWARD –LUELLA CAMPBELL, age 83, a long time resident of the Canton area, died Wednesday afternoon, May 18, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. On April 18, 1922, Retta Luella Woodward was born in Lycoming County, Pa. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Ellen (Adams) Woodward. After Luella graduated from Canton High School, she was employed by Canford Manufacturing Co. for many years until retiring. Luella was married to Frank Campbell sr. for over 43 years until his passing in February 1988. They made their home near Grover and were blessed with three children. Luella was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and Women of the Moose, Canton Lodge No. 981. Luella was devoted to family and was a caring friend. Playing bingo was her passion for many years and while attending these games throughout the area she made many friends. She also enjoyed traveling, reading and playing cards. Luella is survived by her three children, Patricia “Patty” and Andy Yaggie of Canton, Sharon and Richard Schechter of Cogan Station, and Fran Jr. and Ann Campbell of Grover; six grandchildren, Jill (Rich) McNett of Blossburg, Greg (Chrystal) Yaggie of Towanda, Amanda (Travis) Pepper of Canton, Andrew Yaggie III of Canton, John Campbell of State College, rose Campbell of Canton; five great-grandchildren; three sister, Louise Adams of Troy, Vesta Woodward of Canton, Martha Campbell of Hughseville; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. In addition to her husband Frank Mrs. Campbell was preceded in death by a sister, Mae Spencer, and two brothers, Pete and Purl Woodward. Her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook drive, Canton. The funeral and committal services will follow with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery, Canton Township, Pa. Those who wish may consider a donation in Luella’s memory to the Grover Church of Christ Memorial fund, P.O. Box 83, Grover, Pa. or to Canton Firemen’s Bingo c/0 Chief Jennings, P.O. Box 72, Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
WOODWARD Mildred Elizabeth BASTION, 71, a lifelong resident of the Canton, PA area, died Sunday, October 11, 1998 after a brief stay at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born October 1, 1927 at her family’s farm in Ward Township, Tioga County, she was the daughter of Morris L. and Dortha M. (Segur) Woodward. Mildred grew up on Armenia Mountain and was a graduate of Canton High School. Among her many accomplishments, Mrs. Bastion served as chairman of the campaign drive for Troy Community Hospital’s development. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Robert, at home; sons, Allen L. Bastion of West Leroy, Stephen V. (Carol) Bastion of Alba, Michael R. (Nancy) Bastion of Canton and Lynn M. (Susan) Bastion of Canton; brother, Marvin Woodward of Alba; three grandsons; six granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Ivan and sister Alma. Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on October 14 with the Rev. Nancy Lee Goff officiating and interment to be in Grover Cemetery. Contributions in Mrs. Bastion’s memory may be sent to the Ward United Methodist Church Memorial Fund c/o Maxine Shedden, PO Box 233, Canton, PA 17724, the canton ambulance association or the local charity of one’s choice.
MORRIS L. WOODWARD –Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. for Morris L. Woodward, 70 of Alba, Bradford County, brother of Homer Woodward of this city, who died Friday, May 17, 1974 after suffering an apparent heart attack while helping his son, Marvin Woodward, with home repairs, Mr. Woodward retired eight years ago as a cutter with the Swayze Folding Box Company of Canton, where he worked for 21 years. He was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church, Tioga County. He and his wife, Dortha observed their 48th wedding anniversary last August. Surviving, besides his brother and wife are two sons; Marvin of Alba and Ivan of LaBelle, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Bastion of Canton, Mrs. Alma Whitney of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Barnes of Alba; two other brothers, Thornton of Warren, Mich., and Lowell of Mainesburg; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at Kleese’s of Canton with the Rev. Larry Thorne, his pastor officiating. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery, Canton RD 1. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
MURRAY J. WOODWARD age 66 of 113 Lycoming St., Canton, Pa., Wednesday; Dec. 15, 1965. Body at the Morse Funeral Home 10 Main St., Canton. Calling Hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Donald Rahtlen. Grover Cemetery. Survived by wife, Veronica; brothers, Homer of Duboistown, Pa., Thornton of Warren, Mich., Lowell of Mainesburg, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Arthur Barnes of Alba, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Ward Methodist Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/16/1965
NATHAN WOODWARD – Alba Resident Taken by Death. Funeral Services for Nathan Woodward to be Held Today. Nathan Woodward, aged 79, died at the Packer Hospital in Sayre on Saturday, March 22. He was a resident of Alba, where he had spent most of his life, and is survived by his wife, Emma; nine children, Mrs. Ellen Neilson of Rochester, Mrs. Larissa Segur of Troy, Mrs. Alta Bassett of Troy, John Woodward of Canton, Murray Woodward of Canton, Lowell Woodward of Troy, Thurston Woodward of Williamsport, Morris Woodward of Big Flats; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Ellis, Mrs. Ann Lewis and Mrs. Alice Kinney, all of Canton; four brothers, Frank of Elmira, Arthur of Sylvania, John of Elmira, Burton of Canadaigua, N.Y.; 33 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Prayer services will be held at the home in Alba this Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with further services at 2:30 at the Canton Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Turner Cemetery, Canton. (Handwritten 1941) Rice Scrapbook
WOODWARD Thad L. Age 92, lifelong resident of the Canton area (Cedar Ledge), died Friday morning, August 11, 2006, at the Dar-Way Nursing Home. Born on April 15, 1914 in Canton, PA, Thad was one of three children in the Henry and Anna (Rudy) Woodward family. He shared his life with the late Luania (McCracken), celebrating 69 years of marriage on June 2, 2006. Thad and Luania owned and operated their poultry farm near Cedar Ledge for many years. He also was employed by Canton's Swayze Folding Box Co., drove a school bus and worked with the PA Game Commission. After retiring Thad and Luania enjoyed many winters in Ft. Meade, FL, but always returned home to their family and friends for summers in Pennsylvania. Thad enjoyed being active in his community. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ, a 50-year supporter of the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293 and served as a lifelong Canton Firemen member. He also was a driver of Canton's first ambulance. Thad was a talented woodworker and an avid outdoorsman who appreciated nature's wildlife. Surviving are his children, Kathleen and Lawayne High of Wellsburg, NY, Thad E. and Shelia Woodward of Canton; five grandchildren, Darryl and Daniel High, Tami Hite, Tracy Froelich and Robert Woodward; seven great-grandchildren; Brock, Jerikah, Jakob and Lucas Hite, Owen Froelich, Mason and Evan Woodward; a brother-in-law, Charles Webster; and a sister-in-law, Ada Woodward, both of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Luania, on June 25 of this year; his brother, Carl, died on August 7, 2006; a sister, Geraldine Webster; and his granddaughter, Tina Woodward. Friends may call 12 Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, August 14th at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. Burial will be held in Grover Cemetery. The family suggests that those who wish make donations to the Canton Fire Company, P.O. Box 72, Canton, PA 17724 in Thad's memory. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/12/06
WOOSTER, Carleton Gregory - Carleton “Carty” Wooster, 99, of Roaring Branch, PA (Union Twp.) passed away at home while surrounded by his family on Wednesday morning, January 4, 2017. Carleton Gregory Wooster was born in Leroy, PA on May 19, 1917. He was the son of the late Carlyle and Ina (Gregory) Wooster. He attended Canton Schools and helped on his father’s farm as a young man. On July 1, 1940, Carty married the former Eleanor McIlwain in Wellsboro. They made their home on Bennett Hill and dairy farmed for many years. Though Carty loved farming all his life, he also enjoyed being involved with people. His work ethic and skills led him to several additional types of work over the years. In the 1950’s he also hauled milk in the Windfall area. In the 1970’s, he was a self-employed carpenter whose projects included the construction of the vet clinic building near Alba and many area roof repairs and home improvements. Carty never really retired, he was blessed with a strong constitution and continued to raise beef cattle and help with farm work. He cut wood with his son Larry until age 90. Carty’s full life of memories and his witty humor made him a great storyteller. In earlier years, he enjoyed many camping trips throughout the area. He was an active member of the Newelltown United Methodist Church, serving as a trustee and often as the church’s handyman. He was a trustee of the Grover Cemetery and was very involved in the former Ogdensburg Grange and the Historical Societies of Union Township and Leroy. Surviving is his wife of 76 years, Eleanor, two children; Dianne (Erwin) Spencer of Roaring Branch and Larry (Janice) Wooster of Gillett, four grandchildren; Angie (Todd) Sargent of Manheim, PA, Kim Smith and Mike (Lori) Wooster all of Gillett and Vicki Spencer of Milton, two great grandchildren; Ashley Sargent and Thomas Smith, two sisters-in-law; Dorothy Jane Wevadau of Harrisburg and Viola McIlwain of Roaring Branch, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandson, Clinton Spencer and sister, Virginia (Fred) Watkins. Calling hours are 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. His Pastor, Rev. Ann Overmiller will officiate the funeral and committal services Monday at 11 a.m. followed by burial in Grover Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mr. Wooster’s name to the Newelltown Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66 Ralston, PA 17763. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 7, 2017
C. ELWIN (PEEWEE) WOOSTER, 73 of 103 Lycoming Street died Monday, April 20, 1981 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, N.Y. He was born May 7, 1907 at Canton, the son of Lawrence and Ruth Tillotson Wooster. He retired as a night watchman for Swayze Folding Box Co. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 714. He also was a member of Innes Hose Co. He and his wife, the former Grace McIlwain were married for 37 years. Surviving besides his wife are a son, Clarence Elwin Jr. in New Jersey; a daughter, Mrs. Douglas Bracho of Veronia, Allegheny County; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Clyde Burk of Troy and Mrs. Joyce Rice of Canton; a sister Miss Clara Wooster of Elwood City, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Morse and Kleese’s, 40 North Center Street. Burial will be in Grover Cemetery. The Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the Alba Church of Christ will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. –Towanda Daily Review
WOOSTER Virginia Lee WATKINS, age 73, of Canton, RR 2, PA died Sunday, November 12, 2000. Born October 12, 1927 in Union Twp., she was the only daughter of the late Carlyle and Ina Gregory Wooster. She graduated from Canton High School, class of 1944. She and her husband owned the Watkins Dairy Farm. In earlier years she was employed by the former Ben Franklin Store in Canton. She was an active member of the Grover Church of Christ and belonged to the North Union Grange No. 784 where she served as lecturer and secretary. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Fred Watkins, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Frank Campbell of Grover, PA and Cynthia and Luther Fritzwater of Troy RR 1, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Penne Watkins of Canton, PA; six grandchildren; a brother; a niece and a nephew; numerous cousins. Funeral services were held November 15 (11 am) at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with her Pastor, Willard Strunk, officiating and interment following in Grover Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Memorial Fund, c/o PO Box 83, Grover, PA 17735 in Mr. Watkins’ memory.
WOOSTER –VIRGINIA LEE WATKINS, age 73, of Canton, RR 2 was called by her heavenly home, Sunday, November 12, 2000. Born October 12, 1927 in her family’s home located in Union Twp., she was the only daughter of the late Carlyle and Ina Gregory Wooster. As a young woman she attended the Spencertown one-room school house and later graduated from Canton High School, class of 1944. On April 9, 1947 at the home of her parents, she married Fred Watkins. The young couple made their home on the Watkins Dairy Farm. In earlier years she was employed by the former 5 & 10 Cent Store (Ben Franklin) in Canton. Throughout her life her main interest was the love she shared in her home and with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and possessed many wonderful friends. Mrs. Watkins was a very active and dedicated member of the Grover Church of Christ. She enjoyed singing in the Church choir and served as church clerk, keeping the attendance records for many years. She belonged to the North Union Grange No. 784 where she served as lecturer and the current secretary. Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Fred Watkins, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Frank Campbell of Grover, PA and Cynthia and Luther Fitzwater of Troy RR 1, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Penne Watkins of Canton, PA; six grandchildren; John and Rose Campbell; Olga and Alexander Summers and Kelsey and Logan Watkins; a brother and sister-in-law, Carleton and Eleanor Wooster, Roaring Branch; a niece and a nephew and their spouses, Dianne and Erwin Spencer, roaring Branch; Larry and Janice Wooster, Bentley Creek and numerous cousins. The funeral service was held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with her Pastor, Willard Strunk officiating. Interment followed in Grover Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Memorial Fund, c/o PO Box 83, Grover, PA in Mrs. Watkins’ memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WRIGHT - PAULINE B. RUTTY
Pauline B. Rutty, 89, of RR 1, Roaring Branch, PA died Saturday, April 20, 1991 at her home. Mrs. Rutty was born in Canton Township, a daughter of Raymond and Addie Wittenhouse Wright. Pauline and her husband Clyde owned and operated the former Ogdensburg Hotel, Ogdensburg, PA from 1948-1966. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Trudy Swingle of Granville Summit and Harold "Toppy" and Marge Swingle of Canton RR 1; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Homer Parker, with whom Mrs. Rutty lived; seven grandchildren, Raymond, Roger and Randy Swingle, Sheila Coleman, Sandra Griffith, Valerie Bassett and Timothy Parker. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren and cousins Robert and Phyllis Wittenhouse of Perry, Ohio. Funeral services were held April 23 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating and burial to be in the Grover Cemetery. The Women of the Moose held a memorial ritual for their sister at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, May 2, 1991)
WRIGHT –PAULINE B. RUTTY, 89, of RR 1, Roaring Branch, PA died Saturday, April 20, 1991 at her home. Mrs. Rutty was born in Canton Township, a daughter of Raymond and Addie Rittenhouse Wright. Pauline and her husband Clyde owned and operated the former Ogdensburg Hotel, Ogdensburg, PA from 1948-1966. She was a charter member of the Women of the Moose No. 429, Canton where she received her College of Regents Degree and also was a life member of the WOTM Academy of Friendship. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Trudy Swingle of Granville Summit and Harold "Toppy" and Marge Swingle of Canton RR 1; a daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Homer Parker, with whom Mrs. Rutty lived; seven grandchildren, Raymond, Roger and Randy Swingle, Sheila Coleman, Sandra Griffith, Valerie Bassett and Timothy Parker. Also surviving are several great-grandchildren and cousins, Robert and Phyllis Rittenhouse of Perry, Ohio. Mrs. Rutty was predeceased by her first husband, Ralph Swingle in 1935, her second husband, Clyde Rutty in 1988 and two children, Garth Swingle and Marie Swingle Vroman both in 1959. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with Rev. Richard M. Barner, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating. Interment will be in the Grover Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ted Ragan, Burton Owens, Ed Lodge, Alvin Shanley, Robert Shanley and Leo Shanley. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday from 7-4:45 p.m. The Women of the Moose will conduct a memorial ritual for their departed sister at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box, Canton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review
YAGGIE, ANDREW H. Services for Andrew H. Yaggie, 55, Roaring Branch, were held Feb. 14 at Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton ,with Rev. Will Strunk officiating. Interment was in Grover Cemetery. He died Feb. 11, 1984 at Williamsport Hospital. He was born March 27, 1928 in Beech Creek, Clinton Cty., son of Adam C. and Ida M. Hane Yaggie. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and member of Canton First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, the former Ellamae Tittotson; sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew H. Jr. and Patricia Yaggie and Theodore and Shelley Yaggie, both of Roaring Branch and Kenneth of Canton; sisters, Mrs.Edwin (Kathrine) Harer of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Delmar (Ida) Harer of Okeechobee, FL and Mrs. Audley (Lillian) Morgan of Okeechobee, FL; three grandchildren; several aunts, nieces and nephews. (TGR Feb. 23, 1984)
KENNETH E. YAGGIE, 67, of Canton RR 2 died Tuesday, March 16, 1993, at his home. He was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Jersey Shore, Pa., a son of Adam C. and Ida Hane Yaggie Sr. Kenneth was a 1944 graduate of Canton High School and served with the U.S. Air Force from 1944-1946. He had been employed at Schrader Bellows in Canton and had operated a home appliance repair shop. He was a social member of the V.F.W. Post No. 714, Canton and a member of Minnequa Grange No. 754 and the Wheel Inn Inc. Surviving is his wife, the former Lillian Blaney. They had celebrated 45 years of marriage on Dec. 19, 1992. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Jim Sherwood, Canton RR 2, and a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Nancy Yaggie, Bentley Creek; four granddaughters, Rachel and Jillian Yaggie and Brenda and Jennifer Sherwood; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Theda Yaggie, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathryn and Edwin Harer, Roaring Branch RR, Ida and Delmar Harer, Roaring Branch RR, and Lillian and Audley Morgan, Okeechobee, Fla.; an aunt, Esther Elliott; and an uncle, Charles Hane. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Kenneth was predeceased by two brothers, Adam C. Yaggie Jr. and Andrew H. Yaggie, and a sister, Nona Streck. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 18, 1993, at 2 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the North Union Church, officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. Visitations will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. –Towanda Daily Review.
ASA E. YAW, 80, of Canton died Wed. March 16, 1955. Surviving are his wife Fannie and a brother-in-law John C. Bardwell of Canton. Services were held at the Morse Funeral home, Friday 2 p.m. The Rev. Owen Barrett pastor of East Canton church, burial in Turner Cemetery, near Grover. (Born June 10, 1876)
JOHN ZEPKOWSKI - On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 Canton resident John Zepkowski died quietly at the Highlands in LaPorte. He was 80 years of age. Born in Pringle, Pa., on Oct. 1, 1926, he was the son of Thomas and Victoria Zepkowski. Endowed with a strong worth ethic, John was employed for many years at the Ward Foundry in Blossburg, taking on a multitude of tasks. He served our country during World War II. In private, John was a quiet, unassuming man who enjoyed the simple things that life had to offer. He is survived by his brother Michael Zepkowski of Clifton Springs, N.Y., sisters Sophia Wilkson of Maryland, Tessie Szubka of Florida and Fairene Payne of Horseheads, N.Y., as well as nieces, nephews and cousins, and special friends Leona Jenkins and Mary Brown. He was preceded in death by sisters; Ann Johnson and Jane Golick, and brother Stanley Zepkowski. Viewing will be Saturday, Dec. 9, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services and committal will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
? BASTION Margaret "Peg"
Age 59, of Canton, PA, died while surrounded by family and loved ones on Tuesday evening, March 11, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Her sister, Rev. Kathy McKinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Grover Cemetery. It was Peg's request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/14/2008.
Boyce, Mrs. Mary M. age 74, of Roaring Branch RD2 Sunday, August 19, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital. Calling hours will be Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Harry Krouse. Interment Grover Cemetery. Survived by two foster sons, Robert Boyce of Williamsport, Pa., Foster Boyce of Tunkhannock; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Newell Town United Methodist Church and the Carpenter Grange No. 454 and the Tioga county Rural Mailcarriers Auxiliary.
? ROLISON MRS. SARAH E.
(Local News) Mrs. Sarah E. Rolison, mother of Mrs. Clara Wright, of Burlington, died Tuesday night in Elmira, aged 76 years. Two other children survive, Joseph Wilcox of Wellsburg, and Mrs. W. H. Jones of Elmira. Interment was in the Turner Cemetery near Canton. TGR 1914 [Need her own last name]
? VAUGHN Mrs.Ida C-82, died Sunday morning at 8:45 o’clock at the home
of her son,
Floyd Vaughn in Wilawana after a brief illness. In addition to her son she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Bert Squires of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Leon Blanchard of Athens; two grandsons, two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home in Elmira.