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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

 

Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

 

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) 

 Formatted & Published by Joyce M. Tice
Hornbrook Cemetery Listing 1999

 

BARNER Margaret Barner Gillette

Margaret Barner Gillette, 90, of 157 Barner Road, Towanda, Pa., Wysox Twp., died on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa. Margaret was born at home where she resided her entire life, on Nov. 2, 1920, a daughter of the late Harry Lent and Georgiana Vought Barner. She attended school at Shores Hill and East Towanda graduating from Towanda High School in the class of 1940. On June 6, 1945, Margaret married Maurice Gillette at her family's home. She assisted her husband in the operation of their dairy farm for over 50 years. Margaret was a member of the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda for 41 years where she dedicated considerable time in the care of young children of the church cribbery. Always the hostess, Margaret was happiest when entertaining friends, family, neighbors, missionaries or pastors. Her home was always open and welcoming. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Maurice Gillette, at home; daughters: Susan Shanks and husband David Shanks of Towanda, Sally Gillette of Towanda; brothers-in-law: Clyde Bresee of Athens, Pa., Almon Gillette of Chesapeake, Va.; sisters-in-law: Christine Shaffer of Liberty Corners, Eula Gillette of Shores Hill; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Bresee; sister and brother-in-law: Gertrude and Francis Glenn; and brother: Stephen Barner.  "My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Psalm 73:26. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Margaret's memory. Service arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – March 27, 2011

 

BENNETT - Melvin Lawrence Bennett, 71, of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, Pa., died Thursday afternoon, April 10, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath, N.Y. Born Nov. 6, 1936 in New Era, Pa., he was the son of the late Leon Bennett and Millie Huffman Bennett. Melvin was a graduate of Athens High School class of 1954. He later served in the US Navy from 1955 to 1959. In earlier years, Melvin was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company in Johnson City, N.Y. In 1965, he moved to Hornbrook, Pa. to make his home. On Nov. 24, 1973, he married the former Shirley Hopkins at the Free Methodist Church in Corning, N.Y., with the Rev. David Carden officiating. Melvin was later employed by GTE Sylvania which later became OSRAM Sylvania in Towanda until his retirement in 2000. Melvin enjoyed woodworking, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and tapping maple trees for making maple syrup. He attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda. He is survived by: his wife, Shirley H. Bennett, at home; four children, Larry Bennett of Monroeton, Pa., Tammy Vanderpool of Towanda, Pa., his sons whom he was close to, John Bennett and his wife Julie of Wysox, Pa., Timothy Bennett and his wife Marla of Towanda, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wesley and Marge Bennett of Florida, Albert and Norma Bennett of Florida, Thomas and Doris Bennett of Monroeton, Mason W. "Bill" and Bonnie Bennett of Corning, N.Y., James and Linda Bennett of Florida, Dale and Lynne Bennett of East Smithfield; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jerome Kipp of Evergreen, Pa.; sister, Dorothy "Debbie" Chafin of Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Robert Bennett and Richard "Dick" Bennett and by an infant sister, Anna Florence Bennett. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Tuesday afternoon at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Melvin L. Bennett's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 11 April 2008

 

BURLINGAME Elinor Burlingame Gillette

87, of 3237 Hornbrook Rd., Towanda, Pa., died early Feb. 11, 2012 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit, North Towanda, Pa.  Elinor was born June 23, 1924, at the Burlingame family home in East Smithfield. She was the daughter of the late Emery and Vina Rosengrant Burlingame.  Elinor graduated in the top 10 of her 1941 class in East Smithfield. (There were 10 students in her class.)  On April 16, 1944, she married Elwin W. Gillette. During the early years of their marriage, they owned and operated a farm in Hornbrook. While Elinor enjoyed preserving her garden produce and tending chickens, operating the temperamental 1937 Ford truck in the fields was not her favorite chore. She shared her husband's interest in local archaeology, and she enjoyed preparing bountiful holiday meals. Elinor was a member of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church. She was a member of the UMW (United Methodist Women), and was well known for her lavish UMW Christmas party refreshments. She continued to live on the family farm when Elwin worked at DuPont and after his retirement, enjoying her home, family, and friends.  Surviving are her daughters Kathryn Gillette Wilcox and Marilyn L. Gillette of Hornbrook; grandchildren Richard J. Wilcox of Hornbrook and Lacey Dickerson Campbell of Wappingers Falls, New York; her sisters Helen Hatch of Athens, Barbara Roberts of Sheshequin; sister-in-law Florence (Mrs. Kenneth) Burlingame of Hornbrook, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband Elwin Gillette; her sister ma Graham; and her brothers Russell, Leland, and Kenneth Burlingame. The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Avenue, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Larry Adee officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township, Pa.  Flowers or a memorial contribution directed to the Mather Memorial Library, P.0. Box 230, Ulster, PA 18850 would be welcomed in Elinor B. Gillette's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – February 12, 2012

 

John Ross CARANCI, 64
02/19/2002 Towanda Daily Review
John Ross Caranci, 64, of Sheshequin Township, formerly of Levittown, Pa., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. He was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Philadelphia, a son of the late Ross and Bertha Lynch Caranci.  On June 29, 1957, John married the former Carole S. Costello in Philadelphia. John was formerly employed by the Kramps Shipyard in Philadelphia for seven years and by the Strick Trailer Corp. in Langhorne, Pa., for 13 years. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carole S. Caranci at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Edgar Peppler Jr. of Bordentown, N.J., and Sherri and Kurt Brechels of Morrisville, Pa.; son, John R. "Jack" Caranci Jr. of Bordentown, N.J.; five grandchildren, Morgan, Ross and Madison Peppler, Kurt Brechels Jr. and Jennifer Brechels; two nephews, Joseph Caranci Jr. and Anthony Caranci, both of Levittown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Caranci Sr. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated afterward at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, with the Rev. Ronald Hughes, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township.

 

ROBERT H. DEKAY, 72, of Elba Trailer Park, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1987, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born July 19, 1914, the son of Harry and Florence Lewis DeKay, and the husband of the late Ruby Pipher DeKay.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Waverly, and the Sayre Elks.  Surviving are two sons, David DeKay of Waverly and Harry DeKay of Sayre; daughter Mrs. Michael (Donna) Schwieger of Waverly, 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  A daughter, Joyce Welytok predeceased him.  Largely attended memorial and committal services were held Sunday at the Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly, with the Rev. Albert Greene officiating.  Members of the Sayre Elks held a memorial service at the funeral home, Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

FARRELL
Charlotte Farrell Richards, 81, of Keystone Manor, Sayre, died Friday, March 19, 1999, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Ulster, Jan. 27, 1918, the daughter of Guy K. and Laura SOPER Farrell.  She was a rock hound enthusiast and pianist for Valley groups, friends and family.  She enjoyed travel, photography and family history.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Don Taylor of Waverly, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Allan F. and Leslie Kay Wood Richards of Nebraska; four grandchildren, Bryan Lane and his wife Sonya Howe Lane, of Sayre, Melissa Lane Powell and Joseph Powell, both of Alexandria, PA and Allan Richards Jr. and Keith Richards of Nebraska; a great grandson, Satchel James Powell of Alexandria; a sister, Mary Farrell Wayman of Sayre; and a brother, Dale Farell and his wife Barbara Farrell of California; and several beloved nieces and nephews and special friends.  She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Guy Farrell Jr.,and David Farrell; a sister Kathleen; a nephew Frank Wayman and Roland Farrell.  There will be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held at  later as weather permits and at the wishes of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Arrangements are under the supervision of the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifCharles R. GILLETTE, 101, Shores Hill, Towanda
12/08/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Charles R. Gillette, 101, of Shores Hill, Towanda died Thursday Dec. 6, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born Jan. 12, 1900, in Black Walnut, Pa. He was the son of the late Almon C. and Lizzie Robinson Gillette. Charles owned and operated his own dairy farm in Black Walnut for many years. On April 25, 1923 he married the former Eleanor Shores at the Hornbrook Parsonage. He was preceded in death by his wife on July 18, 1989. Charles attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda. Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Edward A. Shaffer of Liberty Corners, a daughter, Eula Gillette of Shores Hill, two sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice and Margaret Gillette of Shores Hill and Almon H. and Jean Gillette of Oakhurst, N.J., seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchild, 2-step great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Rogers and Myra Brown, and three brother, Leon Gillette, Ronald Gillette and Sterling Gillette. The funeral service will be held Monday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St. Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. at the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in the memory of Charles Gillette.

 

HELD Paul J.

Age 88 of Geneva, NY formerly of Comfort Hill, Elmira, NY. Passed peacefully into rest Sunday, September 2nd, 2001 in the Seneca Falls Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Geneva, NY. Surviving Paul are his sons and daughters-in-law: James R. (Ann) Held of Wynantskill, NY, John E. (Nadine) Held of Seneca Falls, NY, Gerald J. (Lorraine) Held of Pineville, NC and daughter Jean M. Held of Colchester, VT; 9 loving grandchildren and several beloved great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Paul is predeceased by his wife Nora E. Held. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday, September 6th, 2001, 5:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held there Friday, September 7th, 2001 at 10:00 am. The Reverend Guy Darty of the Southside Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Hornbrook Cemetery in Towanda, PA. Paul worked for the American La France Co. for over 30 years. Specializing in the Methods and Standards Division. Those knew Paul best for being a wonderful father and grandfather who loved ice skating, which he enjoyed doing into his golden years. He was an avid golfer, loved climbing and admiring the picturesque Adirondack Mountains. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials in Paul's name to the charity of ones' choice.

 

EARL J. HILL, 86, of Towanda RD 5, (Hornbrook, died June 23, 1976 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a short illness.  He was born in Ward Township, Tioga County, on March 24, 1890, the son of Henry and Mary (Hill) Hill.  He spent most of his life engaged in farming on the family farm on Ward Township.  From 1915 to 1929 he worked in the oil fields in California.  After that he returned to the family farm where he lived until eight years ago, when he moved to Hornbrook.  He and his wife would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 12.  Mr. Hill was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, the former Gertrude Wilcox; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Nora) Held of Wellsburg and Mrs. Donald (Marian) Nickeson of Towanda RD 5 (Hornbrook); five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; one niece, Mrs. Everett (Francis) Idlor of Downey, Calif.  Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, with the Rev. Paul Morris, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

HILL –MARIAN HILL NICKESON, 64, of Hornbrook, Towanda RD 5 died Thursday, Aug. 29, 1987, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness.  Born March 19, 1923, in Huntington Beach, Calif., she was a daughter of the late Earl and Gertrude Wilcox Hill.  Marian spent her early years in the Canton (Ward) Township area and was a graduate of Canton High School.  Marian’s life centered around her family and friends, giving them support whenever needed.  She was an active member of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church and the Willing Workers Class of the church.  Over the years, she held many offices there but will be remembered as the “main ingredient” that allowed the annual ice cream social to become the success that it is today.  Surviving are her husband Donald E. Nickeson, at home; four children, Mrs. Archie (Kay) Needels of Waverly, N.Y., Lynn Nickeson, at home, Ken Nickeson of Monroeton RD 1 and Jerry Nickeson of Hornbrook.  She was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. Paul (Nora) Held of Elmira, N.Y.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr funeral Home, Ulster, with the Rev. Robert Darling, former pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in Hornbrook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7-9 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service Saturday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family requests that memorials may be directed to the Hornbrook United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Maynard Pipher, Towanda RD 5 in Mrs. Nickeson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HILL Nora Held
Age 60 of Wellsburg RD 1, Friday, May 19, 1978 at Roswell Park Memorial Institute Buffalo, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Monday at 1 pm., the Rev. Bruce P. Cummings officiating. Interment HornbrookCemetery, Hornbrook, Pa. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Held's memory.  She is survived by her husband Paul J. Held; daughter, Miss Jean Held of New York City; sons, John E. of Seneca Falls, James R. of Troy, NY, Jerald E. of Goose Creek, SC; ten grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Wilcox Hill; and a sister, Mrs. Marion Nickeson both of Hornbrook, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She attended the Southside Baptist Church; and was a member of the Home Bureau of Chemung County.

 

HORTON –ESTHER H. KITCHIN age 77 of Hornbrook died on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  She was born on February 8, 1929 in Sayre, PA a daughter of the late Daniel L. and Ina Horton.  On February 14, 1949 Esther married Charles Kitchin in Waverly, NY.  It was a devoted marriage of 53 years.  Charlie preceded her in death on March 14, 2002.  Esther has lived her entire lifetime in Hornbrook and had attended the Hornbrook United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed her time spent gardening.  She loved animals and had a fondness for children and will be remembered as an accomplished baker.  Surviving are her children; Nancy Kitchin of Ulster, Joanne (Norman) Gibbs of Ulster, Pa., Duane Kitchin of Millerton, a sister, Florence Burlingame; by her grandchildren, Shane Donald (Mandy) Carr, Shon (Renee) Sluyter, Timothy (Megan) Dillman and Jennifer (Curtis) Ammerman; by her great-grandchildren; Sean, Rylee, Zion, Jared, Ethan, Jimmy and Jacob and by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Kitchin in 2002 and by a sister, Shirley Ames.  Private funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Vincent Cooper, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ulster Fire and Ambulance Association, Ulster, Pa., the Bradford County Humane Shelter, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA in memory of Esther Kitchin.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

LEOLA B. HORTON, 75, of Hornbrook (Towanda RD 5) died Thursday evening November 5, 1987 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda following an extended illness. Born February 19, 1912 in Sayre, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Ina Horton. Miss Horton began a teaching career in 1932 that spanned 42 years, all in the Bradford County schools. She was a member of the Hornbrook Methodist Church, the Order of Easter Star and the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association. Surviving are three sisters; Florence Burlingame and Ester Kitchin, both of Hornbrook and Shirley Nickeson Ames, Brandon, Fla.; a brother, LeVere Horton, Kenmore, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Lloyd Horton and a sister, Eleanor Horton Miller. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Hornbrook Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Hornbrook Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Maynard Pipher, RD 5, Towanda, PA or the Mather Memorial Library, Ulster, PA in Miss Horton;’s memory . –Towanda Daily Review

 

HORTON   Lloyd C. Horton, 73 of Windham RD 2 (Rome) died Sept. 11, 1983 at his home following an extended illness.  Born on May 4, 1910 in Hornbrook he was the son of the late Daniel and Ina (Horton) Horton.  On April 29, 1933 Lloyd married Sara KUYKENDALL in Windham and this year celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Llyod was a retired dairy farmer and for more than 40 years also drove school bus in Windham and Northeast Bradford.  He was a well known and community minded citizen serving as Windham Township justice of peace and constable.  He was also active in the Republican Party Township Committee and a 50-year member of the Union Lodge No. 108 F and AM, Towanda and a member of the Nichols Untied Methodist Church.  In addition to his wife, lloyd is survived by his daughter, Mrs. George (Phyllis) Nemeth of Wysox, his son Richard E. Horton of Windham; a brother, LeVere Horton of Kenmore, NY; four sisters, Miss Leola Horton, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Kitchin and Mrs. Florence Burlingame of Hornbrook and Mrs Shirley Henderson of Brandon, FL; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; an uncle; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his sister Eleanor Miller.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept 14, at 11 a.m. from the Stufin Funeral Chapel in Nichols with the Rev. Brown Naik, pastor of the Nichols United Methodist Church and the Rev. Michael Huges, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the famliy plot in Hornbrook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel where Union Lodge No. 108 will conduct ritualistic services at 8:30 p.m.  Friends wishing to do so may remember the Windham Ambulance Association in memory of Lloyd in care of Mrs. Lillian Merrill RD 1 Rome, PA 18837.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

 

HOURIGAN –FRANCES E. ‘FRAN’ HOURIGAN WELCH of Sheshequin Township, Pa. passed away early Saturday morning, March 1, 2014. Fran was born in Elmira, N.Y. on Oct. 15, 1917 the daughter of Matthew Hourigan and Helen Walsh Hourigan. She was a graduate of Elmira Catholic High School. Fran was employed by Memorial Hospital in Towanda as a nursing assistant for 18 years until her retirement. She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda and in earlier years was an active member of the North Ghent Election Board. Fran served as a volunteer for Memorial Hospital Hospice and for the Friends of the Towanda Public Library. She was active in the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary for a number of years being honored in 1993 as Lady of the Year and was also honored by the Ulster-Sheshequin Ambulance Association for her outstanding contribution of service over the years. Fran served as president of the Hornbrook Cemetery Association for many years. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cloie Welch; 8 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Ronald E. Welch in 1989; children, Wayne Welch in 1970, Nancy Welch Yoder in 1978, Jerry Welch in 1990; granddaughter, Susan Welch in 1965; and sisters, Rita Kline, Ellie Callahan and Theresa Koynacki. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Edward Michelini, pastor of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa. officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Hornbrook, Pa. Contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Fran's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 3/2/2014

 

HUGHSON - Raymond Garth Hughson, 75, of Milan RR 1, Smithfield Twp., Pa., left to join his family and God in Heaven, Wednesday morning, Aug. 6, 2008, from his home following declining health. Garth as he was known by his family and friends, was born on Nov. 28, 1932 in Elmira, N.Y., the son of the late Herbert Hughson and Violet Spink Hughson Tarbox. Garth spent his early years growing up in Cayuta, N.Y. and was a graduate of Odessa Central High School class of 1950. Following high school, he was employed by the Cotton Hanlon Lumber Company in Cayuta. Garth served in the U.S. Army from Dec. 4, 1952 to Nov. 24, 1954 and was stationed in Newfoundland during the Korean conflict. On July 29, 1955, he married the former Sylvia Schmeckenbecher in Odessa, N.Y. After completing his military service, Garth was employed as a truck driver for the Elmira Transit Mix Company in Elmira, N.Y. He was later employed by GTE Sylvania,, Masonite Corporation and the GLF in Towanda. Garth also operated his own excavation business for several years. In later years he worked for the Hample Equipment Company in Elmira, and was employed for 15 years by the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre until his retirement. He was a member of Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306 F. & A.M., Troy, Pa., the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Bodies of Towanda and Williamsport, Pa., 4H and Boy Scouts. Garth was a wonderful husband, devoted father, faithful friend and patient teacher of life skills. He never met a stranger and was a friend to all, lending a hand whenever possible and always with a smile. Life was simple to him and nothing was impossible. He had an energetic personality that was very contagious. Garth enjoyed family, helping others, woodworking, NASCAR, participating in tractor pull events, motorcycles, and personally enjoyed racing when he was young. He loved Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Allis Chalmers garden tractors and Ford. His children are left with wonderful joyful memories of a father that was always there for them come rain or shine. Left to cherish his memories are: his wife of 53 years, Sylvia Schmeckenbecher Hughson, at home; his five children, Garth Paul Hughson and his wife Candace of Erin, N.Y., Raymond Max Hughson and his wife Karen of Erin, N.Y., Pamela Lynne Walker and her husband Steve of Mascot, Tenn., Yvonne Leigh Jackson and her husband Kevin of Knoxville, Tenn., Michelle Ruth Clark and her husband Keith of Wyalusing, Pa.; 17 grandchildren, Brian Hughson and his fiance Jody Farwell, Kevin Hughson and (Carrie Howard), Alan Hughson, Jennifer Hughson and (Andy Johnson), Joshua and Ashley Allis, Nicholas and Courtney Allis, Joshua Walker, Marie Allis, Justin Walker, Eric, Kasey and Abigail Jackson, Michelle, Michael and Sylvia Danielle Clark; sisters-in-law, Mary Hughson and Joyce Hughson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Albert and Frederick Hughson, and nephew, Christopher Hughson. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Milan United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Shriners Childrens Hospital, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817 or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Raymond Garth Hughson's memory.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman    Daily Review  8/8/2008

 

HUGHSON, Raymond Garth
75, of Milan RR 1, Smithfield Twp., PA, left to join his family and God in Heaven, Wednesday morning, August 6, 2008, from his home following declining health. His wife, Sylvia; five children, Garth Paul Hughson and his wife Candace of Erin, NY, Raymond Max Hughson and his wife Karen of Erin, NY, Pamela Lynne Walker and her husband Steve of Mascot, TN, Yvonne Leigh Jackson and her husband Kevin of Knoxville, TN, Michelle Ruth Clark and her husband Keith of Wyalusing, PA; 17 grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Hughson and Joyce Hughson; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Albert and Frederick Hughson; and nephew, Christopher Hughson. The funeral service will be held Sunday, August 10, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, PA. Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., PA. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817 or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Raymond Garth Hughson's memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/8/2008

 

KINGSLEY Ruth Ellen Kingsley Jayne

88, widow of Harold Richard Jayne of Hornbrook, Pa., died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Ruth was born in Standing Stone Township, Pa. on Dec. 26, 1924, a daughter of Henry and Dora Cooley Kingsley. She was a graduate of Towanda High School and later on Sept. 10, 1943 she married Harold Richard Jayne. Ruth assisted her husband in the operation the H&R Country Store, The Maple Leaf Inn, a car crushing business and H&R Paving Company for a number of years. The couple also operated several concession stand trailers over the years providing food service at carnivals and area events. Following their retirement, they enjoyed attending auctions and traveling the United States in their motor home spending the winter months in Florida. She was recently preceded in death by her husband of 69 years on Dec. 18, 2012.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Fred and Betty Jayne of Wysox; grandchildren Jennifer (Rob) Burke, Timothy (Tiffanie) Jayne, Craig (Brenda) Jayne and Penny Jayne; and several great-grandchildren and great-great- grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law George and Theresa Kingsley of Canton and Elwell and Lena Kingsley of Standing Stone; sisters-in-law Bertha Kingsley of Sayre and Juanita McMicken of Athens; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Lloyd "Tommy" (Lolita) Jayne of Florida; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Norma (Harry) Williams of Montrose and Beverly (Lloyd) Benscooter of Laceyville; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Jim Jayne on March 30, 2005; a brother Burton Kingsley and sister Clara Brown.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Mark Steckiel officiating. Interment will be private in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – January 13, 2013

 

CHARLES E. KITCHIN, 74, of Towanda RR5 (Hornbrook) died unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, March 14, 2002, at his home.  He was born on March 3, 1928, to Smithfield Township a son of the late Clara Kitchin.  On Feb. 14, 1949, Charlie married Esther Horton Kitchin in Waverly, N.Y.  It had been a loving and devoted marriage for 53 years.  Prior to his retirement in 1989, he was a very successful self-employed dairy farmer.  He was highly respected by his community and will be missed by many people.  He attended the Grace Baptist Church.  Mr. Kitchin enjoyed antique cars, gardening, farming and time spent making daily visits to the diner, and going to the livestock sales.  He left surviving his wife; Esther Horton kitchen, at homer; his four children and their spouses; Duane Kitchin of Ulster, Donald and Diane Kitchin of Factoryville, P., Nancy Gibbs of Ulster and Joanne Kitchin of Towanda; his grandchildren; Shane Carr, Shon Sluyter, Jennifer Kitchin and Timothy Dillman; his great-grandchildren, Sean Rought, and Jimmy and Riley Carr; several half-brothers and half-sisters; and a son-in-law, Norm Gibbs of Ulster.  Private funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon, March 16, 2002, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Vincent Cooper officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery.  Donations or contributions may be made to the Ulster Ambulance Association or the Ulster Fire Department in Mr. Kitchin’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DONALD A. KITCHIN, 51, of RR 1, Box 1565, Factoryville, Pa., died at home on June 5, 2002.  He was born Nov. 6, 1950, in Waverly, N.Y., son of Charles and Esther Horton Kitchin.  Mr. Kitchin was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the 61st Artillery in the Army.  On Feb. 2, 1980, he married Diane Dooley.  He was a truck driver for Overnite Transportation of Old Forge, Pa.  He was a Baptist and enjoyed hunting.  An avid runner, he had run in several marathons.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jessica Wilson of Scranton, Pa.; three sons, Shane Carr of Towanda and Brian and Donald of Factoryville; eight grandchildren; his mother, Esther Kitchin of Towanda; one brother, Duane of Towanda; two sisters, Nancy Kitchin-Gibbs of Ulster, and Joann Kitchin of Towanda; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father on March 14, 2002.  The funeral will be held Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at the Anthony P. Litwin Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds St., Factoryville.  The Rev. Vince Cooper, Mr. Kitchin’s cousin, will officiate.  Burial will be in Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township.  Friends may call Friday at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

EUGENIA LENT, 80, OF 784 Oliver St., N. Tonawanda, N.Y., died June 23, 1992 at the Mt. View Nursing Home in Lockport, N.Y.  Born in Towanda Nov. 18, 1911, she was raised by Harry and Belle Horton Lent and was a 1929 graduate of Towanda High School.  She was formerly employed at Horn Dry Cleaners in Sayre and then at a similar establishment in N. Tonawanda, N.Y., until her retirement.  She lived in that area for the past 35 years.  She was a former member of the Towanda United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two cousins, Miles Horton of Sayre and Bell Horton Latsha of Harrisburg, Pa., and a close friend, Hazel Brubaker of N. Tonawanda, N.Y.  Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Hornbrook Cemetery, with the Rev. Howard Hockenbury, pastor of the Athens United Methodist Church, officiating.  Arrangements were made by the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

LOVE ELI

Wellsboro Agitator - 28 Jan 1931

Morris Jan. 26? Eli Love, aged 88 years, died at his home here Thursday morning, Jan. 22, after a short illness. He was born in Liberty township, served in the civil war in the 2011st Regiment, Co. I. He married Miss Sarah Steele of Delmar and steeled on his farm about two miles above Morris on the Oregon Hill road. About ten years ago he purchased the L. W. Jones property on Main street where he made his home until his death.  He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Scherborough of Oregon Hill and Mrs. Addie Hibbard of Marshcreek, who has been caring for her aged parents for the past three years.  He was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services were held Sunday Rev. C. E, Miller of Morris officiating; burial in the Horn cemetery.  Submitted by Gary Butler

 

MAYNARD Nancy Maynard Ruger

71, of Rome, Pa., and Brooksville, Fla., died Wednesday morning, June 22, 2011 at HPH Hospice in Brooksville Fla.  Nancy was born in Sayre, Pa., on Sept. 18, 1939, the daughter of the late Claude and Bessie Vincent Maynard. She was a graduate of Athens High School Class of 1957 and in early years, was employed by the A&P Market and the Main News in Towanda. She later served as manager of the First National Bank of Bradford County at locations in North Towanda, Towanda and Wysox for many years until her retirement. Nancy and her husband Jerry enjoyed spending their winter months in Brooksville, Fla.  Nancy also enjoyed gardening, crafts and NASCAR.  She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Gerald S. "Jerry" Ruger; daughter Terry Douglas and husband Joel of Ridgebury, Pa.; son Paul Heath and wife Candy of Melbourne, Fla.; step-children Linda Rockwell and husband Richard of Allentown, Pa., Sandy Sanders and husband Martin of Athens, Pa., Marsha Rounds and husband Jack of Athens, Pa., Gary Ruger and wife Kate of Greenville, N.Y., Chris Ruger of Corning, N.Y.; grandchildren Tessa Heath, Paige Heath, Kris Howland and Carie Howland; great-grandchildren, Noah and Kris Jr. and his mother Denise DeLosa; seven step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; brothers Richard Maynard and wife Kim of Camp Hill, Pa., Robert Maynard and wife Sylvia of Ocala, Fla., Charles Maynard and wife Sharon of Venice, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special nephews, Todd, Eric, and Mark Maynard; her cat, K.C.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. James Hollister, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda, officiating.  Interment will be in Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Nancy's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – June 24, 2011

 

DAVID E. MCLAFFERTY, 92, formerly of Hornbrook, RR 5, Towanda, Pa., died Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2006, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Born Sept. 30, 1913, in Hazelhurst, Pa., he was the son of the late Stephen and Margaret McCarthy McLafferty.  David was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.D. Army with the 509th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Battalion in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, attaining the rank of sergeant.  After World War II, he married the former Beula Vought in Mt. Jewett, Pa.  David managed the Pennsylvania State Liquor Stores in Port Allegheny, Mt. Jewett and Smethport, Pa., for many years until his retirement in March of 1974.  He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Towanda, and Beirne-Webster VFW Post 1568, Towanda.  David and Beula enjoyed square dancing and were member of the Grand Paraders Modern Western Square Dancing Club in Troy, Pa., and the Gay Kast Around Round Dance Club in Elmira, N.Y.  Surviving are his wife, Beula McLafferty of Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home, Towanda; nephews, Frank Vought of Hornbrook, Pa., Michael Fasenmyer of Hamburg, N.Y.; a niece, Mary Ann Burne of Scranton, Pa.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, Robert and William McLafferty, and a sister, Agnes Fasemyer.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Third Street, Towanda.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to SS. Peter and Paul Church, 106 Third St., Towanda, Pa. in David E. McLafferty’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Daily Review, Clair E. NICKESON, 79, of Hornbrook, Towanda, RR5, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township. Born June 23, 1924 in Ulster, Pa. he was a son of the late Howard and Frances Gooding Nickeson. Clair was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1942. He was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Navy. On Sept. 24, 1948 in Waverly, N.Y. Clair married the former Blanche "Joyce" Slocum whom he loved dearly. Clair was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for over 30 years. He enjoyed camping and working with his wife in her flower gardens. He was a member of Skiff-Bower V.F.W. Post No 1536, Sayre. Surviving are his children: Norman C. Nickeson and his wife Clair Nickeson of Hollenback, Connie Rinker and her husband Bill Rinker of Hornbrook, Diane Nickeson-Eddy and her husband Ron Eddy of Towanda, Terrie L. Cron and her husband Gary Cron of Athens, 16 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, his sister, Millyne Rubert and her husband Charles Rubert of Hornbrook, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Clair was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche "Joyce" Slocum Nickeson on Nov. 15, 1998 and by his brother, Donald E. Nickeson on Oct. 31, 2001. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with Rev. Richard Stackhouse, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp. Pa. with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, in care of Mrs. Virginia Pruyne, RR1, Box 166, Ulster, Pa. 18850 or to the charity or organization of one's own choice in Claire Nickeson's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

NICKESON, Howard Henry, 71, of Hornbrook, a retired Ingersoll-Rand machinist, died at his home Friday evening unexpectedly. Born in Towanda on Jan. 28, 1900, the son of Walter J. and Frances Gibbons Nickeson, he was a machinist at the Athens plant of the I-R for many years before retiring in 1965. Surviving are his wife, Frances; two sons, Donald E. and Clair E. both of Hornbrook; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Millyne) Rupert of Hornbrrok; two brothers, Edward of Palmetto and Arthur of Bradenton, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Anna) Griggs of Hornbrook and Mrs. William (Helen) Dunbrook of Palmetto, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home in Towanda from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Monday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. Robert Darling officiating. Burial will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery.

DONALD E. NICKESON, 79 of Hornbrook died Wednesday evening, Oct. 31, 2001 at the Sayre House.  He was born Feb. 24, 1922 in Ulster a son of the late Howard and Frances Gooding Nickeson.  Donald was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army.  He owned and operated his dairy farm in Hornbrook for many years and was formerly employed by A.C. Smith Auto Parts in Towanda.  Mr. Nickeson later owned and operated Woodside Terrace Mobile Park in Hornbrook for many years.  After his retirement, Donald assisted his son, Gerald in the operation of Nickeson’s Greenhouse in Hornbrook.  Mr. Nickeson was affiliated with the Hornbrook United Methodist Church and was a member of the Eastern Milk Producers and a former member of the Athens Area School Board.  He is survived by his two sons, Gerald Nickeson of Hornbrook and Kenneth Nickeson of Orlando, Fla.; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Archie Needles of Chemung, N.Y.; son, Lynn Nickeson and his fiancée, Vicki Green of Towanda; two step-grandchildren, Brian Needels of Waverly, N.Y. and Kim Blachek of Halstead, Pa.; brother, Clair Nickeson of the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington; sister and brother-in-law, Millyne and Charles Rubert of Hornbrook and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Hill Nickeson Aug. 20, 1987.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., ;Ulster with the Rev. Larry Mather, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, c/o Secretary Virginia Pruyne, RR 1, Box 166, Ulster, Pa. in Donald E. Nickeson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

NICKESON –FRANCES ‘ANN’ GRIGGS, 81, wife of Harold Griggs of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, died Friday morning, Jan. 21, 1994, at the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.  Born March 1, 1912, in Towanda she was a daughter of the late Walter and Frances Anna Nickeson.  Mrs. Griggs was a graduate of Towanda High School, Class of 1931, and was a graduate of the Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing.  Frances was employed as a private duty nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for several years and was later employed as a Pennsylvania State Health Nurse in Towanda for 22 years, retiring from that position in 1976.  She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Towanda.  Surviving are her husband, Harold Griggs at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Ann and George Lewis of Chemung, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Harry L. and Abby Griggs of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Helen Dunbrook of Ypsilantic, Mich.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. John T. Urban, pastor of the Christ Episcopal Church, officiating.  Internment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township, as a later date.  The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Christ Episcopal Church, 1 Main St., Towanda, Pa. in Mrs. Frances A. Grigg’s memory.  –Towanda Daily review.

NICKESON - Millyne J. Rubert, 73, a lifetime resident of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5 diedMonday morning Jan. 5, 2009 at her home in Hornbrook.  Born April 23, 1935 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. she was the only daughter of the late Howard and Frances Gooding Nickeson of Hornbrook.  Millyne married Chuck Rubert of Towanda on Oct. 1, 1955 and the couple celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this past October.  They were blessed with three children, Chuck Jr., Cindy and Kevin.  In 1971, tragedy struck when their oldest child, Chuck Jr., lost his life in a horse riding accident.
Millie’s love for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was her main priority in life.  She was an extremely talented person.  As a wife and homemaker, she was constantly sewing, quilting, or gardening.  Everyone received quilts, 20 of them, for birthdays or Christmas presents.  Millie’s talent for sewing was known by all of her friends.  Whenever they needed something fixed or created, Millie met the call.  Millie also enjoyed woodworking and would create and build items for her family including grandfather clocks, tables, birdhouses, doll houses and porch gliders.  From 1995 through 2005, Millie and Chuck spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona square dancing and meeting people throughout the United States and Australia.  Millie and Chuck were members of the Troy Square Dance Club, Lew’s Twos and the Kast Around Clubs.  Surviving are her loving family, her husband, Chuck; daughter, Cindy Barto and her husband Larry Barto and Cindy’s daughters, Tonia Irish and Stephanie Harris; son, Kevin Rubert and his wife Amanda Rubert and their sons, Nicholas, Adam and Ben Rubert; great grandchildren, Talen and Teagan Irish, Hallie and Ryan Webster and JewLeigha Harris; and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  In addition to her parents and son she was preceded in death by her brothers, Donald and Clair Nickeson. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Stackhouse officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Hornbrook, Pa. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  RHW.  Sayre Morning Times.

RICHARD R. PRUYNE, 66, of Ulster RR 1, Sheshequin Township, died Thursday morning, April 10, 2003, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.  Born July 24, 1936, in Luthers Mills, he was a son of the late Wallace C. Sr. and Myrtle Hiney Pruyne.  Richard attended the Sayre-area schools. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served as a U.S. Army paratrooper. In early years, Richard worked as a welder and mechanic on the Alaskan Pipeline, and later was employed by E.I. DuPont in North Towanda, until his retirement in 1992. On July 14, 1962, he married the former Virginia Chilson in French Asylum. Richard attended the Hornbrook United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the State American Legion and the National Rifle Association.  Richard enjoyed hunting, woodworking and welding.  Richard was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Pruyne; four children, Bonnie Warner and Jay Warner of Camptown, Jeffrey Pruyne and Lorraine Pruyne of Bentley Creek, Michael Pruyne of Ulster, and David Pruyne and Krista Pruyne of Stevensville; seven grandsons, whom he loved dearly, Eric Warner, Jared Warner, and Dakota, Mason, Corey, Zachary and Jordan Pruyne; two granddaughters, who "were the apple of his eye," Kaitlin and Madison Pruyne; three sisters, Thelma Alene Pruyne of Sayre, Marlene Strange of Wasilla, Ark., and Joyce Satterlee of Sayre; three brothers, Royal Pruyne and his wife, Barbara Pruyne, of Athens, Arden Pruyne of Kent, Wash., and Dale Pruyne of Athens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Pruyne; a sister and brother-in-law, Marvella and Clarence Sechrist; two brothers, Phillip Pruyne and Wallace C. Pruyne Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Phil Strange. The funeral and committal service will be held Monday, April 14, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Stackhouse, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, officiating.  The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Hornbrook. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, in care of Ethel Pipher, RR 5, Box 5401, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Richard Pruyne's memory. Submitted by Carol  Brotzman.  –Towanda Daily Review.

RUBERT –SHIRLEY MARIE RUBERT GOODENOW, 83, of Canton, Pa., died Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Shirley was born in North Towanda Township, Pa., on Jan. 3, 1931 the daughter of the late Lawrence T. Rubert and Ruth Margaret Harris Rubert. She was a graduate of Towanda High School. On Aug. 9, 1951 Shirley married Dick LeRoy Goodenow. Shirley was formerly employed by the ASCS office, the Superstore which is now the Dandy Mini Mart in Towanda, and GTE Sylvania. She worked part-time at the J. Andrew Morrow Elementary School cafeteria and served as a Bradford County Deputy Sheriff under Thomas Fairchild and Steve Evans. Following her retirement in 1994, she resided at the Page Manor in Athens. Shirley was active in the Clown Ministry and served as President of the Page Manor Tennant Association in 1998. Shirley was devoted to the Lord and read her Bible faithfully every day. Her family was her life. She enjoyed shopping traveling, playing bingo, reading and board games. Shirley possessed a bubbly personality and enjoyed life. When her health began to decline, Shirley made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Andrew Miller in Canton, Pa. Shirley attended the Faith Baptist Church in Canton and the Alba Christian Church. Surviving are her children Linda Miller and husband Andrew of Canton, Gary Goodenow and wife Claudia of Hornbrook, Robert Goodenow and wife Jody of Nashville, Tenn.; brothers: Lawrence Rubert of Sayre, Charles Rubert of Sayre; grandchildren: Bridget Temple Stambaugh and husband Kurt of Lewsiburg, Pa., William Temple and wife Jayna of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Kelly Bomboy and husband Tim of Rush, Pa., Kim Pitcher of Rush, Pa., Richie Goodenow and wife Lesley of Bargersville, Ind., Ryan Goodenow and wife Amanda of LaVerne, Tenn.; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dick LeRoy Goodenow and son, Dale Edward Goodenow. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor John Lattimer of the Faith Baptist Church, Canton, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township, Pa. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Faith Baptist Church, Route 414, Canton, Pa., or to the Happy Tails No-Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 68, Towanda, Pa. in Shirley's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 7/21/2014

ELWIN S. SACKETT SR., 64, of 129 Providence St., Waverly, N.Y., formerly of Ghent Hill, Sheshequin Twp., died Monday afternoon, April 6, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness.  Born Sept. 17, 1927 in Sheshequin Twp. he was a son of William and Anna Horton Sackett.  Elwin attended Ulster High School and in his early years resided with his parents on Ghent Hill.  He was formerly employed for several years by the Perfection Oil Co. in Athens.  He was later employed by the American Bridge Works of Elmira Heights, N.Y., for 12 years.  Mr. Sackett was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Waverly.  Surviving are: his wife, Yvonne Nichols Sackett, at home; two daughters, Maryann Sackett at home and Lurie Appleton of Candor, N.Y. two sons, Elwin S. Sackett Jr. of Elmira, N.Y. and David R. Appleton of Binghamton, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Nikki Sackett of Waverly, N.Y.; two brothers, Clayton Sackett of Sayre and Arthur Sackett of Athens; a sister, Gladys Morey of Waverly, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth Sackett, in 1976; a brother, Howard Sackett, in 1968; and two sisters, Olive and Rose Sackett.  The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, April 9, 1992 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Pat Bayit of the Athens Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment will be in Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GLADYS MAE SACKETT, 68, of Waverly, N.Y. went home to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, April 27, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born April 10, 1936 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late William and Ana Horton Sackett.  Gladys was raised on Ghent Hill and attended Ulster Schools.  Later she attended the Allentown Wesleyan College.  She was employed by IBM in Owego, N.Y. for many years until her retirement.  Gladys was an active member of the Athens Wesleyan Church, where she served as Sunday School Superintendent and as a member of the Church Board for many years.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-laws; Gloria and Gary Reeves of Waverly, N.Y., Darlene and Doug Sewell of Sayre, Pa. and the joys of her life, her grandson, Travis Reeves, and granddaughter Bethany Sewell.  Her brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Betty Sackett, sister-in-law, Daphne Sackett of Monroeton, Pa. several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Roseanna, sisters, Olive and Rose Sackett, brothers, Howard, Clay and Elwin Sackett.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 1, at noon at the Athens Wesleyan Church, with pastor David Larson, officiating.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until noon at the church.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., Pa.  The family will provide their own flowers and suggest that memorial contributions may be directed to the Athens Wesleyan Church, RR2, Box 352C, Sayre, Pa. in Gladys Mae Sackett’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SLOCUM –BLANCHE ‘JOYCE’ NICKERSON, 69, wife of Clair E. Nickeson of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, died Sunday evening, Nov. 15, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Dec. 8, 1929 in Overton, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Annabelle Heverly Slocum.  Joyce was a graduate of Ulster High School class of 1948.  On September 24, 1948 she married Clair e. Nickeson in Waverly, N.Y.  Joyce was employed for many years by several area restaurants and dress factories.  She was a member of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church.  Joyce possessed great love for her family and enjoyed gardening, flowers and birds.  Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Clair E. Nickeson at home; her children and their spouses, Norman C. and Claire Nickeson of Hollenback, Connie and Bill Rinker of Hornbrook, Pa., Diane N. and Ron Eddy of Towanda, and Terrie L. and Gary Cron of Athens, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law; Everett and Doris Slocum of Luthers Mills, John and Sharon Slocum of Mercur, and Elmer and Shirley Slocum of Saco; two sisters; Marguerite Cook of Odessa, N.Y. and Doris Elliott of Towanda RR 1; three sisters and brothers-in-law; Jane and Francis Chaffee of Hornbrook, Annabelle and Roger Lamb of Ulster RR2 and JoAnn and Gary Goodstal of Socrates, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, June Slocum of Luthers Mills; a brother-in-law, Clifford Gowan of Athens RR 2; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a brother, George Slocum; and two sisters, Lois Watrous and Marie Gowan.  The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Deborah Paro, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church and the Rev. Alice Hartman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SLOCUM - Jane Slocum Chaffee, 79, of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa., formerly of Hornbrook, Pa., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Sept. 20, 1927, in Overton, Pa., Jane was the daughter of the late Evert and Annabelle Heverly Slocum and grew up in the areas of Overton and Hemlock Run. On April 8, 1946, Jane married her high school sweetheart, Francis E. Chaffee. Together they owned and operated their family farm in Hornbrook for most of their married lives. Jane was very active in the Hornbrook United Methodist Church for many years until its closing. Jane wrote many poems for special occasions throughout her life. She loved singing, quilting, playing cards with family and friends and baking, and especially enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She is survived by: her children: Cam Rockwell and her husband, Guy Rockwell, of Ulster, Pa., Mary Bruce and her husband, Charles Bruce, of Towanda RR 5 (Black), and Joe Chaffee and his wife, Linda Chaffee, of Hornbrook; grandchildren, Heather Gigliotti and her husband, Mike Gigliotti, of Virginia, San Rockwell and his wife, Whitney Rockwell, of Herrickville, Pa., Casey Ackley and her husband, J.J. Ackley, of Towanda RR 2 (Durell), C.R. Bruce and his wife, Melissa Bruce, of Towanda RR 5 (Black), Vicknia Chaffee and special friend Theresa Brown of Hornbrook, and Vanessa Chaffee and significant other Shannon Bump of Hornbrook; great-grandchildren, Mickey Gigliotti, Devin Rockwell, Morgan Rockwell, Shaylee Ackley, Shelby Bruce and Austin Bump; sisters, Joanne Goodstal and her husband, Gary Goodstal, of Saugerties, N.Y., Doris Elliott of Towanda, and Annabelle Lamb and her husband, Roger Lamb, of Ulster; brothers, Evert Slocum of Luthers Mills, Pa., Elmer Slocum and his wife, Shirley Slocum, of Ulster, and John Slocum and his wife, Sharon Slocum, of Mercur, Pa.; sister-in-law, June Slocum of Towanda RR 1; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special nephew: Gary Gowan of Hornbrook. She was preceded in death by: her husband of 57 years, Francis E. Chaffee, on March 11, 2003; a son, James Eugene Chaffee, on Nov. 24, 1966; a great-grandson, Nicholas Gigliotti, in 2003; sisters Marie Gowan, Marguerite Cook, Lois Watrous and Joyce Nickeson; and a brother, George Slocum. The funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev Richard Stackhouse, former pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township, Pa. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701-3945, in Jane Slocum Chaffee's memory.  Published in the Daily Review on 8/4/2007.

CHARLES L. SMITH, 73, of Towanda RR 5, Sheshequin Twp., died Wednesday evening, Sept. 20, 2000 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.  Born Feb. 11, 1927 in Sheshequin Township he was a son of the late George L. and Maude Fuller Smith.  On Aug. 16, 1952, he married the former Anna M. Brennan in Towanda.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna on Dec. 29, 1998.  Charles and his brother Robert owned and operated their farm in Sheshequin Township for many years.  Charles was also formerly employed by several area farm machinery dealerships.  Surviving are: his children and their spouses, Patricia and Martin Coates of Wysox RR 2, John and Theresa Smith of Sayre, James and Christine Smith of Athens, and Thomas and Jodie Smith of South Waverly; grandchildren, Christy Coates of Philadelphia, Betsy Coates of Rome, Jason, Amanda and Chelsea Smith all of Athens, Thomas Smith Jr. of South Waverly; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Ruth Smith of Towanda, Robert and Nora Smith of Towanda RR 5, and Emerson and Frances Smith of Towanda RR 5; a sister-in-law, Betty Smith of Towanda RR 5; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ambrose and Theresa Brennan of Towanda RR 1; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Theodore H. “Ted” Smith on Nov. 1, 1989.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 25, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. David Morris, Pastor of the Disciples of Christ Church, Canton officiating.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp.  The family will receive friends on Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

TOWNER - Doris Elsbree taken by death.  Memeber of Hornbrook Church; Funeral there on Monday.  Mrs. Dora Elsbree diedat the home of Mrs. Cora Nesbit, 205 Pratt avenue, Towanda, at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the age of  88 years. She is survived by one sister Mrs. Ida Gooding of Elmira; a niece and a nephew.  She was a member of the Hornbrook Methodist church.  The body will repose at the Kolb funeral home, 126 N. Elmer avenue, Sayre.  The funeral will be in the Hornbrook church on Monday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Howard E. Adamy afficiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Zimmerman.  Burial will be in Hornbrook cemetery.  RHW  17 Dec, 1943, Daily Review.  Maiden name taken from information on the headstone.  Mrs. Elsbree was living with her father at the age of 51 in the 1910 Sheshequin census.

VANNEST –DORIS VANNEST VOUGHT, 88, widow of C. Frances Vought of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, died Saturday evening, June 11, 2005, at the Susan Thomas Personal Care Home in Athens.  Born March 16, 1917, in Standing Stone Township, she was the daughter of the late Fay VanNest and Florence Trumbull VanNest.  In early years, Doris attended the Fisher School in Standing Stone and was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1934.  Following graduation from high school, she became employed by the Towanda Folding Box Co. and worked there for many years until the business closed.  In 1942 Doris married C. Francis Vought.  Doris was later employed by Perry Chevrolet and Ferrario Chevrolet in East Towanda for many years until her retirement in 1999.  Doris was a member of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school there for a number of years.  She was a member of  Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 76, Towanda and the Sheshequin Book Club and a past member of the Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 Auxiliary and Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary.  Surviving are her son, Franklin F. Vought of Hornbrook; four grandchildren, Jay, Jill, Angela and Travis; three sisters, Marie Parks of Interlochen, Fla., Betty Cook of Myersburg and Lucille Bride of Wyalusing; a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Lillian VanNest 9f Largo, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband C. Francis Vought, on Dec. 29, 1990, and a sister Marjorie L. Griffis on Sept. 16, 1998.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Stackhouse, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Township.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, in care of Virginia Pruyne, RR 1, Box 166, Ulster, Pa. in Doris VanNest Vought’s memory.

VOUGHT Beula
12/28/2007 Sayre Morning Times
Beula Vought McLafferty, 95, widow of David E. McLafferty, formerly of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp. Born May 11, 1912 in Hornbrook, she was the daughter of the late Emerson Vought and Maude Poyer Vought. Beula spent the early years of her life growing up in Hornbrook. She later graduated from Mansfield State Normal School in Mansfield, Pa., where she received her bachelor's degree in education, and continued her education with Penn State University. On July 12, 1947 she married David E. McLafferty in Mount Jewett, Pa. Beula was an elementary school teacher for over 35 years and began her career in teaching in Ulster. She later taught school in Port Allegany, Pa. for many years until her retirement.  She was preceded in death by her husband on January 13, 2006. Beula was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Towanda. In earlier years Beula and her husband David enjoyed square dancing and were members of the Grand Paraders Modern Western Square Dancing Club in Troy and the Gay Kast Around Round Dance Club in Elmira. She is survived by: nephews Frank Vought of Hornbrook and Michael Fasenmyer of Orlando, Fla.; a niece, Mary Ann Burne of Scranton; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, C. Francis Vought and Doris V. Vought. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 3rd St., Towanda. Interment will follow in Hornbrook Cemetery, Hornbrook. Arrangements are under the direction of Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 106 3rd St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Beula Vought McLafferty's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

VOUGHT - Franklin F. “Frank” Vought, 60, of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, Pa., diedSunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at his home.
Born April 13, 1948 in Towanda, Pa., he was the son of the late C. Francis Vought and Doris VanNest Vought. “Frank” as he was known by his family and friends was a graduate of Towanda Area High School Class of 1966. He subsequently served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict. In earlier years, Frank was employed by Perry Chevrolet and Ferrario Chevrolet in Wysox and by Simmons-Rockwell Auto Group in Athens. He later owned and operated his own auto repair garage in Hornbrook, Pa. until his retirement due to declining health. Frank was a life member and Past Commander of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda.  He is survived by: his children, Jay Vought of Arizona, Travis Vought of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jill Deitrick and her husband Chad of Canton, Pa., Angela Vought of Canton, Pa.; his grandchildren, Maleigha and Jillaney Hartford; a special friend, Paul Ladd of Towanda RR 5. He was preceded in death by his father, C. Francis Vought on Dec. 29, 1990 and his mother, Doris VanNest Vought on June 11, 2005. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home. Those wishing to honor Frank with a remembrance gift are asked to direct contributions to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  Daily Review Tuesday, October 28, 2008

RONALD EARL WELCH, 71 of Towanda RD 5 died Tuesday morning, March 21, 1989 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born March 3, 1918 in Mainesburg, Tioga County, Pa., he was the son of Earl and Retta Squires Welch.  Mr. Welch attended Elmira Free Academy in Elmira, N.Y. and was employed by GTE in Towanda for over 25 years until his retirement.  Ronald enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, carpentry and furniture making in his leisure time.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, France Hourigan Welch at home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Cloie Welch of Lake Wesauking and Gerald and Jill Welch of Towanda RD 5; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Martha Welch of Towanda; a son-in-law, William Yoder of Towanda; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Welch Yoder in 1978 and a son, Wayne Welch in 1970.  The family will receive friends this afternoon from 2-4 and this evening from 7-9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jeff Hale, pastor of the Hornbrook Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Hornbrook Cemetery.  The family requests that memorials be directed to Memorial Hospital, Towanda in Mr. Welch’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WHYTE –MARY CATHERINE WHYTE ROY, 76, of 801 E. 10th Ave., New Smyrna Beach, Fla. died at her home Tuesday, March 14, 2000 after a brief illness.  Born in Athens, Pa. on Oct. 8, 1923 to Robert J. and Helen Nell Whyte, she was married to the late John Roy of Elmira Heights, N.Y.  She was employed as an accountant in various businesses in the Valley, Elmira and Towanda, notable at the Valley Stockyards, Kennedy Valve Co., Ross Beatty Ford of Towanda and the Bradford County Day Care in Athens.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on North Main Street in Athens.  She is survived by four children and their spouses, Robert Michael and Cindy Watkins of Sayre, Pa., John Patrick and Janet Watkins of Sayre, Mary Faith Watkins of Hornbrook, Pa., and Millisa and David Smith of Athens, Pa.; a step-son and his spouse, Robert Roy and Barbara of Burlington, Ky.; her grandchildren, Robbie Watkins of Phoenix, Ariz., Tara Wall of Caledonia, N.Y., Vincent Watkins of Sayre, Lorie Kowalski of Tunkhannock, Pa., Thomas Simonds III and Christian Simonds, both of Waverly, N.Y., Keesha and Jorey Smith of Athens, Pa.; several great-grandchildren; an aunt, Betty Jenkins of Sayre; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Sandra Whyte of Athens and a brother-in-law, Jerrold Lake of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband and a sister, Virginia “Ginny” Lake, a half-brother, Theodore “Teddy” Whyte and a half-sister, Margaret Hatch of Towanda.  Family and friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Lowery funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Vincent Langan officiating.  Burial will be in Hornbrook Cemetery, Hornbrook, Pa.  Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILCOX Gertrude Hill, 94
Gertrude Hill, 94, a resident of Hornbrook, died
Thursday, January 17, 1985, at the Skilled Nursing Unit Memorial Hospital, Towanda, following a period of deteriorating health. Mrs. Hill was born on Nov. 16, 1890, in Ward Township, Tioga County, PA., the daughter of Henry and Frances Mandeville Wilcox. She graduated from Canton High School in 1908 and, for a period of time, taught school in East Canton.  She and her husband Earl lived on farm in Ward Township for most of their lives, until they moved to Hornbrook in 1968. She was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Marian) Nickeson of Hornbrook; a sister, Laura Wilcox of Canton; two brothers; Mark of Canton and Lester of Norwalk, Ohio; five grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and a special niece Frances Idlor of Laguna Hills, Cal. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Hill on June 23, 1976 and a daughter Nora Held on May 19, 1978.  Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday at 2 pm at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home, Ulster, with the Rev. George Hunsburger, officiating. Interment will be in Hornbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1-2 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.

WILLIAMS –MRS. L. GERALDINE WANCK of Hornbrook, Pa., died on the evening of Feb. 13, 2007.  She would have been 90 years old this spring.  She had been at the Memorial Hospital Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities for nearly five years.  She was born June 2, 1917, in Canton, Pa. and was the daughter of Mortimer and Fannie (Gorton) Williams.  Her husband of nearly 25 years, Mahlon J. Wanck, died in March 1966.  She is survived by four sons, Nicholas of Maple Glen, Pa. (near Philadelphia), Merle and Leslie, who own and operate the family farm in Hornbrook and Philip, from Binghamton, N.Y. she also has a sister, Eva Jenkins, from Troy, Pa.  Her brothers, Clair Williams of Huntingdon, Pa. and Carlyle Williams of Canton and a sister, Lorene Landon, also of Canton, preceded her in passing.  Gerry, as she was known to all of her friends, was a lifelong school teacher, beginning in a one-room schoolhouse in Canton around 1938.  After taking time off to get married, helping to run a farm and raising four boys, she resumed her teaching at Greens Landing with most of her career being spent as a first-grade teacher at the Sheshequin-Ulster Elementary School.  Over her 30-plus years of teaching, it is estimated that she touched nearly a thousand children's lives.  Gerry was a member of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and the Sheshequin Book Club among various other activities.  She was a delegate for her church to the Wyoming Annual Conference for 10 years between 1974 and 1984.  She loved quilting and cross-stitching, singing and playing the piano, working and worshiping at her church gardening at home and traveling around the world and especially enjoying her 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb. 17, with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. and a funeral service to follow.  Her son Phillip will preside.  Memorial gifts may be donated to the "Sky Lake Camp Scholarships" in care of Philip Wanck. Sky Lake is a beautiful camping area and retreat facility owned and operated by the United Methodist Church near Windsor, N.Y. The scholarships helps disadvantaged children from all over Pennsylvania and New York enjoy a week of camping adventure, making friends and spiritual growth.  Gerry loved her children, their children and hundreds more besides, from all over the Valley.  As one of them said, "She was a sweet and gentle soul with a devout faith and kindly heart."  The family wishes to extend many thanks to the staff of the Memorial Hospital Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Unit for its professional and most friendly care.  Interment will follow at a later date at the Hornbrook Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel

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Daily Review on 5/25/2007
Gertrude Mary Wilson Schmeckenbecher 101, of Towanda RR 6, Wysox Twp., Pa. formerly of Hornbrook, Towanda RR 5, Pa. died Wednesday May 23, 2007 at the Florence Casselbury Personal Care Home in Asylum Twp., Pa. where she had received wonderful care. Gertude was born in Franklin Springs, N.Y. on April 1, 1906, the daughter of William Henry Wilson and Ruby Gertrude Heslop Wilson.  When Gertrude was one year old, her family moved to New York City and she lived there until she was eight. The family subsequently moved to Utica, N.Y. where they resided for two years and then relocated to Clinton, N.Y. until Gertrude was nineteen years old. Gertrude graduated from Clinton High School in 1923 and continued her education at the Utica School of Commerce where she graduated in 1924. She worked in the Hamilton College Library for a year before moving with her family to Hornbrook, Pa. where they made their home. Gertrude was employed as a secretary for the Towanda Folding Box Company in East Towanda where she traveled to work daily by horse and buggy, and it was there that she met her future husband Paul William Schmeckenbecher. Gertrude purchased her horse "Kit" for $13.00. Gertrude and Paul were married on October 2, 1933 in Odessa, N.Y.  She was employed as a secretary for short periods of time and later went to work for the office of Andrew Moscrip an attorney and representative for the State of Pennsylvania, where she was employed for many years until her retirement. Gertrude always loved gardening, music and accompanied the choir on the piano and organ at the Hornbrook United Methodist Church for many years. She was also a lifetime member of Order Eastern Star.  Surviving are: Two daughters, Sylvia S. Hughson and her husband, Raymond "Garth" Hughson of E. Smithfield, PA. Betsy S. Pierce and her husband, Richard H. Pierce of Towanda, PA; 8 Grandchildren, Garth Paul Hughson and his wife, Candace Hughson of Breesport, NY; Raymond Max Hughson and his wife Karen Hughson of Erin, NY; Pamela Walker and her husband Steve Walker of Knoxville, TN; Yvonne Jackson and her husband, Kevin Jackson of Knoxville, TN.; Michelle Clark and her husband, Keith Clark of Wyalusing, PA; Robin Anne Drake and her husband, Al Drake of Colliersville, TN; Kim Elaine Christian and her husband, Dennis Christian of Hattiesburg, MS; Heidi Jo Cook and her husband James Cook of Towanda, PA; 24 Great Grandchildren and one Great Great Grandchild; Several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul on February 3, 1998, her mother Ruby Gertrude Heslop Wilson in 1946, her father, William Henry Wilson in 1962, her sister, Margaret Eleanor Wilson in 1919, and her brother, William Heslop Wilson in 1977. The funeral service will be held Tuesday May 29, 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, PA Interment will follow in the Hornbrook Cemetery, Sheshequin Twp., PA.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P. O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850 or to the charity or organization of one's choice in Gertrude's memory.  Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

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Funeral services fo the late Mrs. Hortense Smith (widow of Theodore G. Smith) were held at her home in Sheshequin Monday afternoon with the Rev. T.E. Webster of Hornbrook officiating.  Burial was in the Hornbrook cemetery.  The pallbearers were Horace Kinney, Horace Horton, Harry Shores, Theodore Smith, Floyd Smith, and George Smith. RHW- Feb. 1930-Towanda Daily Review



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