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.
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BAILEY Edwin C. Bailey
Edwin C. Bailey, 87, of Towanda, Pa., died Sunday morning, June 5, 2011 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Ed was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Troy, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Joshua and Mary Louise (nee Isbell) Bailey, and was the last surviving of 11 children. Ed lived in Bradford County until enlisting for military service in World War II. His valiant service to our country included two years of active duty in the European Theatre, including battles at Normandy and Ardennes. He received the European - African - Middle Eastern Service Medal, and was awarded the Good Conduct medal and the Purple Heart. This experience would have a lasting effect on his life. After the war, Ed lived in Northwest Ohio where he worked as a truck driver and mechanic. Surviving are one step-son, Robert Lynn Bailey of Findlay, Ohio; and six children, Patricia Yvonne Atwan of Carey, Ohio, Edwin Clarence Bailey Jr. of Fostoria, Ohio, Jody Ann (Kal) Hejab of Findlay, Ohio, Susan Eileen (Brian) Orians of Medina, Ohio, Kitty Lee (Donald) Bergstedt of Fostoria, Ohio, and Richard Frank Bailey of Fostoria, Ohio; as well as 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A step-daughter, Linda Charlene (Grady) Igou of Houston, Texas is deceased. Ed is also survived my many nieces and nephews. Ed moved back to the Towanda area in the mid 1970s, the area he considered "home." He was very industrious but lived a simple life, and despite his sometimes brusque exterior, had a kind and generous heart. The family extends heartfelt thanks to cousin Donna Strope-Esposito, who generously provided much care for Ed in his later years. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills, Pa., with Rev. Richard Davis, Memorial Hospice Chaplain, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors at the cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the American Heart Association , 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Edwin C. Bailey's memory. Towanda Daily Review – June 7, 2011
BENNETT, Orrin Henry - (Daily Review," June 6, 1935) "Warren H. Bennett-Warren H. Bennett, 70, died at the Robert Packer hospital yesterday after a short illness. He is survived by his wife (Lillie May Strope Bennett, daughter of Ezra and Estella Hutchinson Strope) and the following children: Glenn of Johnson City, Mrs. Enos Granger of North Towanda, Robert of Luthers Mills, Mrs. Roy Jennings of North Rome, Mrs. Millard Morley of Barton, N.Y., Mrs. Walter Coleman of Waverly, Chester Bennett of Greens Landing, Mrs. Patrick Lang of Binghamton; also 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild and two brothers, Sevellon and Benjamin of Washington; one half- brother, Issac, of Smithboro. Funeral services will be held at the home in Luthers Mills Friday afternoon at 2:30 with burial in Luthers Mills." ***Note: Newspaper journalist misspelled Orrin's name: Warren=Orrin*** Submitted by Bonnie Strope WSWQ34A@prodigy.com
COPP –NORMA JANE (COPP) KILMER, 83, of Troy, Pa., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the Bradford County Manor. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main St. Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Norma's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the funeral home and Rev. John Lattimer of Faith Baptist Church will be officiating. Burial will follow in Lane Cemetery. Norma was born on May 27, 1931 in Covington, Pa., daughter of the late Lawrence and Eleanor (Hagar) Copp. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Troy Community Hospital for many years and was Baptist by faith. Norma is survived by her sons, Joseph F. (Betty) Ling of Ridgebury, Pa. and Benjamin D. Ling of Athens, Pa.; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; her brother, George Copp of Johnson Hill, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her first and second husbands, Fred Ling and Williard Kilmer; her son, Timothy R. Ling; her brother, Lawrence Copp and her sister, Eleanor (Copp) Lee. Memorial contributions may be made in Norma's memory to the Troy Community Hospital, 275 Guthrie Square, Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 8/26/2014
DARROW –DORIS JANE SLOCUM 69, wife of Evert D. Slocum Jr. of Towanda RR 1, Burlington Township, Pa. died Wednesday evening November 8, 2006 at her home following declining health. Doris was born August 13, 1937 in Sayre, Pa. the daughter of the late Riley Darrow and Myrtle Parmenter Darrow. She was a graduate of Athens Area High School Class of 1957. On April 20, 1957, Doris married Evert D. Slocum Jr. Doris and Evert made their home in Burlington Township for many years. Doris was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church. She possessed great love for her home and family and enjoyed baby sitting. Surviving are: her husband of 49 years, Evert at home; three children: Keith E. Slocum and his wife Linda Slocum of Franklindale, Pa., Wesley P. Slocum and his wife Cheryl Slocum of Towanda RR 3, Audrey L. Berry and her husband Charles Berry of Towanda RR 1; eight grandchildren: Dirk, Dusty, Cricket, Aaron, Curtis, Nick, Cassandra and Kay; two sisters: Charlotte Scouten of Ulster RR 2, Marguerite Fenton of Sayre; four sisters-in-law: Jane Chaffee of Towanda, Doris Elliott of Towanda RR 1, Annabelle Lamb of Ulster RR 2, Jo Ann Goodstal of Saugerties, N.Y.; two brothers-in-law: Elmer Slocum of Ulster RR 2, John Slocum of Wysox; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Brett Benjamin officiating. Interment will be in the Lane Cemetery, Burlington Twp., Pa. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church in care of Kathy Wilstenholme, treasurer, RR 1 Box 277 B, Towanda, Pa. in Doris Jane Slocum's memory. –Towanda Daily Review
GORE W. Carl
Age 82, of Ulster, RR 2, Burlington Township, PA, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, with the Rev. Michael Hughes, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills, PA, at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848, or to the charity or organization of one's choice in W. Carl Gore's memory.
W. CARL GORE, 82 of Ulster RR2, Burlington Township, Pa., died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Nov. 18, 1924, in Bernice, Pa., he was a son of the late Jesse B. and Mabel A. Barnes Gore. Carl was a 1942 graduate of Towanda High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On April 30, 1954, he married the former Franc "Fran" Bixby. He was employed in agriculture for many years, having operated his own farm in Burlington Township since 1954. Carl also served as a Burlington Township supervisor for six years. Mr. Gore was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda; Pennsylvania Farmers Association; and the Eastern Milk Producers Co-Op (Dairy Farmers of America) for many years. Surviving are his wife, Franc "Fran" Gore at home; a son and daughter-in-law, James Dale and Susan D. Gore of Ulster; a son, Scott Richard Gore of Ulster; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice Ellen G. Stickler of Millerton, Pa.; six grandchildren, Melisa, Julie, Caleb, Rebekah, Jolene and Dorothy; two sisters, Gladys Foster of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, and Norma Moore and her husband, Clarence Moore, of North Orwell, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St. in Towanda with the Rev. Michael Hughes, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills, Pa., at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, is assisting Carl's family with arrangements. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. or to the charity or organization of one's choice in W. Carl Gore's memory. –Towanda Daily Review 4/24/2007
HALL - FLETCHER, Mrs. Elsie A-(1947) lifelong resident of Smithfield Township, died in the home of her son, Edward Fletcher, Smithfield Township, Monday morning, April 21, 1947 at the age of 86 years. She was a member of the Burlington Methodist Church. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Earl Weed, Ulster.
RUTH HARKNESS WRISLEY
Ruth Harkness Wrisley, 90, formerly of Burlington, died August 9, 1991 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Ophelia (Faye) and Robert Ayres of Granville Summit. She was born July 29, 1901 in Smithfield Township, the daughter of Frank and Hulda Harkness. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and taught school at the one-room grade school on the Berwick Turnpike. She married Mahlon Wrisley in 1922 and they resided on their dairy farm in Burlington Township until 1963 when they moved to Burlington Borough. After the death of her husband in 1975, she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Liston Pepper in Burlington. She moved to Granville with her daughter Faye in December, 1988. She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church and the Lady Lynn Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by children and their respective spouses, namely, Eloise Likewise of Endwell, NY, Russell and Keitha Wrisley of Heuvelton, NY, Ophelia and Robert Ayres of Granville Summit, Elnora and Charles Stapley of Livonia, NY, Lois Wrisley of Plantation, FL, Gladys and Sam Jerome of Sayre, Mahlon and Jean Wrisley of Ulster, Marilyn and Liston Pepper of Burlington, Duane and Sheila Wrisley of Burlington, Stuart and Catherine Wrisley of Ulster; also 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dolly Harkness of Hudson, MA; many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on August 12 with the Rev. Smith officiating and burial to be in Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills. Memorials may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church in care of treasurer, Mrs. Audrey Allen, RR 1, Box 259A, Towanda, PA 18848; or the Lane Cemetery Association, care of treasurer, Mr. Lewis Kring, 400 E. Main St., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, August 15, 1991)
MARVIN - Mrs. Hattie Wheeler, widow of Ensign W. Wheeler, at one time sheriff of Bradford County, died in Sayre on Sunday afternoon, January 27th. She was born in Covington on January 20, 1859 and the following children survive: Charles Wheeler of Luthers Mills; Fay E. Wheeler of Elmira; and Mrs. Edward Duggan of Sayre; also three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Alvin Palmer of Sayre; Mrs. M. g. Thomas of East Smithfield; Mrs. Cora Baker of Ithaca; F. R. Marvin and L. T. Marvin of Athens. The funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock this Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Duggan, 712 South Wilbur Avenue, Sayre. Burial will be in the Luthers Mills Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1936)
FLOYD MCNEAL, 75, of 200 Bridge St., Towanda, formerly of Burlington, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1994, at the Town and Country Personal Care Home, Towanda. Born March 12, 1918, I Bradford County, he was a son of the later Herman and Anna Dibble McNeal. In early years Floyd was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways in Towanda. He is survived by a sister, Mildred Beeman of Luthers Mills and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be private. Interment will be at the Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. –Towanda Daily Review
McNEAL William B. McNeal
57, of 500 1/2 Main Street Towanda, died Thursday morinng at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, after a short illness. He was born May 18, 1924 in Burlington Towwnship, the son of Herman and Anna DIBBLE McNeal. He spent his early life in Luther's Mills where he attended both elementary and high school. Mr. McNeal farmed the majority of his life and he was a caretaker at Oak Hill Cemetery in Towanda. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Towanda Post 42, American Legion. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Dottie) Yates of Potterville, Mrs Irvin (Donna) Smith of N. Orwell, Mrs. James (Connie) VanHorn of E. Towanda; two sons, Randy of Wysox and Richard of Endicott; two brothers, Floyd McNeal of North Towanda and Wesley McNeal of Towanda; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Beeman of Luthers MIlls; 12 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral and committal services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Archer-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home 23 Main St. Towanda. Interment will be in Lane Cemetery, Luther Mills. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Submitted by Reva Howard Wagner from the Daily Review June 1981.
Walter Craig MELVILLE, 83
11/27/2001 Towanda Daily Review
Walter Craig Melville, 83, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at the Bath VA Medical Center.
Walter was born in Sayre, the son of Walter and Ethel Melville. He married Marjorie Morgan on Dec. 20, 1941, in North Towanda, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a machinist with Bendix Corp. before retiring with 34 years of service. He very much enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren and watching baseball. He is survived by his wife Majorie; sons, Gordon and Walter (Mary) of Elmira Heights; daughters, Florence Curtis of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Margaret (Loris) Smith of Elmira Heights; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several brothers- and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Fred Kelsey officiating. Burial will follow at the Lane Cemetery in Luthers Mills, where military honors will be accorded Walter Melville. Donations in Walter's name should be directed to the Recreation Department of the Bath VA Medical Center, ATTN: Matt Leszyk, Bath, N.Y.
MORLEY - Mrs. Lucy Morley Burns, eldest daughter of the late Jacob Morley, was born in Burlington February 11, 1839, and died in the same township, March 14, 1891. She had spent all her married life at the Burns homestead to which she came as a bride, nearly thirty years since. Her funeral on Monday last was held at the church at Luthers Mills, and was attended by a large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors. The sermon preached by Rev. Mr. Goodling was from the very appropriate words, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord." Mrs. Burns was taken sick four months ago, with gangrene of the foot. The limb was amputated two weeks and a half before her death. The best medical skill and the most compent nursing was employed, but to no avail. Her death was peculiarly sad, as her husband died of pneumonia just two weeks before after a month's illness. They leave three children; a daughter and two sons, who have the heartfelt symathies of all who know of their irreparable loss. Mrs. Burns was a woman of more than ordinary intelligence and refinement. Her saintly patience in every trial, her pure unselfish life, her cheerful devotion to every duty as daughter, wife, mother and friend, made her an example of imatation by all who knew her. She was an earnest Bible Student and the glorious promises of the scared word, comforted her under severe physical suffering. Her last and audiable words, when asked if prepared to die, was " I have no fear 'for He hath said, I will never leave nor farsake thee." Mrs. Burns leaves one brother, Mr. Joseph Morley of Burlington, and three sisters, Mrs. Ayres of Sheshequin, Mrs. Jno. Felton and Mrs. Ida M. Campbell of Towanda. RHW 3 March 1891, Bradford Republican Towanda. Note: the day of death on her stone says the 4th, the paper says the 14th.
PERSUN –DORIS MAY ROBBINS FERRITON died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005. She was born on Aug. 21, 1940, the daughter of Robert and Emma Smith Persun. Doris graduated from Williamsport High School Class of 1959. She married Charles Larue Robbins in 1959. He predeceased her on March 17, 1993. Doris enjoyed sewing, crocheting and spending time with family and friends. She remarried on Oct. 11, 1996 to Donald J. Ferriton. In addition the her husband, Donald J. Ferriton, Doris is survived by her six children; Charles and Helen Robbins Jr., Steve and Karen Robbins and children, Kelsey, Colby, Travis; Clark and Sharrie Robbins and sons, Christopher, Jared; Don and Meladye Robbins and son, Dylan; Rick and Eileen Robbins and children, Kyle and Elizabeth; Linda and Dan Thorp and sons, Ethan, Collin. Also survived by step-children, Jodi Hendrickson, Ronald Ferriton and Bonnie Alexander; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law; Carol and Bob Brooks, Paul and Judy Robbins, Norma and Joe Winters, Doris Ott, James and Betty Robbins, Amy Saal, Lillian and Ray Merrill; brother, Ralph Persun and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main St., Troy, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then again on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held immediately, following visitation at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Lynn Ensign officiating. Interment will be at Lane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris’ name may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.
PETERS, ELWIN H., Elwin Harvey Peters, 69, of Luthers Mills died October 18, 1986 in Burlington Township following an apparent heart attack. Born May 2, 1917 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of the late Jessie R. and Jennie M. Vroman Peters. Mr. Peters was employed by the Ajax X-Ray Co. in Sayre for many years until his retirement in 1982. He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Beatrice) Kiser of Richmond, VA, Mrs. David (Illise) Wright of Columbia Cross Roads and Mrs. Raymond (Carol) Allen of Gillett, RD2; sons; Richard Elwin Peters of Elmira, NY, Lawrence Peters of San Diego, CA, Aaron Peters of TX, Robert L. Peters of LeRoy, PA and Paul D. Peters of Ulster; 19 grandchildren; three brothers, Harold (Dean) Peters of Chemung, NY, Jesse (Mike) Peters of Waverly, NY and Joseph Peters of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Peters and by a sister, Bernice Knowles. Funeral services were held October 23 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Stephen M. Livermore officiating and interment to be in Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills. (TGR Oct. 23, 1986)
SHANER, BRIAN RICHARD, Brian Richard Chaner, 14, of Luthers Mills, Towanda RD1 died January 11, 1987 as the result of injuries sustained in a sledding accident at his home. Born January 28, 1972 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, he was a son of Kenneth H. and Marguerite Thrasher Shaner. Brian was an honor student at the Troy Elementary Center East, the W.R. Croman Elementary and the Troy Middle School. HE was a member ninth grade class at the Troy High School. While attending the Troy Middle School, Brian was a member of the PA Mathematics League Team which scored second in a seven-county region in competition. He also had received a certificate for outstanding academic achievement from President Reagan and Secretary of Education Bennett. He was the recipient of the National Science Merit Award in 1986, given by the United States Achievement Academy. Brian was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church and the Burlington United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship; the Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 34, Burlington and served as a volunteer at the Bradford County Manor throughout the summer of 1986. His scholastic activities include membership in the Keystone Enrichment program; the scholastic all-American Program, Troy High School marching, state and prep bands, eighth grade basketball, Troy Little League and Teener League Baseball. Brian loved music, was a good musician and was well liked by both his teachers and peers. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth H. and Marguerite Thrasher Shaner at home; brother, Eric Arthur Shaner at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Thrasher of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; paternal grandparents, Edwin D. and Evelyn Shaner of Greensburg, PA; a special friend, Miss JoAnn Gelwicks, Troy; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held January 15 (11 am) at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Steven M. Livermore, pastor of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church officiating and interment to be in Luthers Mills Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Brian R. Shaner Memorial Scholarship, c/o Troy High School, 250 High St., Troy, PA. 16947. (TGR Jan. 15,1987)
GEORGE W. SLOCUM, 59, Towanda RD 1 (Burlington Township) died Tuesday evening, Feb. 5, 1991 at Memorial Hospital following a heart attack. Born Dec. 2, 1931 in Overton, Pa. he was a son of the late Evert and Annabell Heaverly Slocum. George was a graduate of Ulster High School and on Feb. 23, 1952 he married the former June King of Ulster. He was employed for 20 years by the Ingersoll Rand in Athens and later operated his dairy farm in Luthers Mills for 23 years. He was a member of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church. Mr. Slocum enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, June at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Roger Wolstenholme, Luthers Mills and Christy and Philip Daly, Burlington; a son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Phyllis Slocum, Luthers Mills; a son, George W. Slocum II, Trenton, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Marguerite Cook, Odessa, N.Y. and Lois Watrous, Athens; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Clifford Gowan of Litchfield, Doris and Bill Elliott of Towanda, Jane and Francis Chaffee of Hornbrook, Joyce and Clair Nickeson of Hornbrook, Annabell and Roger Lamb of Ulster RD 2 and Joanne and Gary Goodstal of Sagurties, N.Y.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Evert and Doris Slocum of Luthers Mills, Elmer and Shirley Slocum of Hemlock Run, Pa. and John and Sharon Slocum of Mercur; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral and committal service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, Ulster wit the Rev. John Fiester, pastor of the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Luthers Mills Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Luthers Mills United Methodist Church in care of Phyllis McMorran, treasurer, RR 1, Box 222, Towanda, Pa. or to the American Heart Association in care of Mary Henderson, PO Box 428, Sayre, Pa. in Mr. Slocum’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
STROPE - David A. Strope - died last Sunday morning at his home at Long’s Mills, near Troy. He was born May 16, 1831, in the township of West Burlington. In young manhood he settled on the farm now owned by Will Carmen, 100 acres which he cleared, as did much of the farm now owned by his son, H W Strope, upon which he also lived for a term of years, moving thence to Luthers Mills, where he built and for 17 years operated a flour mill. Ten years ago he purchased of Leon Drake, the Long’s Mills near Troy, which he continued to operate until a few months since. A devoted husband, he never fully recovered from the loss of his wife, who was Miss Mary Luther, and who died three years ago last April. Five children were born to them, all of whom are living: W B Strope, Jerome S Strope, Mrs. R D Prvne, H W and Clarence D Strope. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Hollister McNeil and Mrs. Matilda Price. The funeral was held Wednesday, the Rev. H B Allen officiating. Interment was at Luthers Mills.
Daily Review, Pearl TOWNER Heath, 96, formerly of Burlington, Ulster RR 2, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002 at the Waters Nursing Home in Houghton, N.Y. Born May 7, 1906 in Sylvara, Bradford County, she was a daughter of the late Miles and Emma Towner. Pearl was a 1923 graduate of the Towanda High School. On Sept. 11, 1923, she married Arthur William Heath. He preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1990. Mrs. Heath assisted her husband in the operation of their dairy farm and poultry business in Burlington for many years. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, George and Evelyn Heath of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and James Reiner of Arcade, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Kring; a son, Alton Heath; and a grandson, Joseph Heath. A graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills, with Mrs. Heath's grandson, the Rev. Stephen Kring, Pastor of the Baptist Church in Delhi, Ontario, Canada, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There are no calling hours. Contributed by Carol Brotzman
WATROUS - M. Victoria PARKER, 84, a resident at the Bradford County Manor, died Monday, November 4, 2002 at Memorial Hospital of Towanda, PA. She was the widow of the Rev. Luther Parker. Together they served American Baptist Churches in Lincoln Center, Bridgewater, Cherry field and Island Falls, Maine and in Gillett/Fassett, Worthington, Lincolnville and Susquehanna, PA. She held offices at both the local and state levels in various denominational women’s organizations. Victoria was a graduate of Providence Bible Institute of Providence, RI. She studied the cello performing in orchestras in her college and community. She was an accomplished artist in oils. Surviving are her children, Catherine Wrisley and husband Stuart of Ulster, PA Joel Parker and wife Jeanne of Pittsburgh, PA; and Lee Hickman of Sterling, VA; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held November 7 at the East Troy Baptist Church with the Rrev. Garry Zuber officiating an internment to be in the Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills. Arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial donations in Victoria Parker’s name may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church, PO Box 21, Troy, PA 16947. Troy Gazette Register
WATROUS M. Victoria Parker, 84, a resident at the Bradford County Manor, died Monday morning, Nov. 4, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Towanda. She was the widow of the Rev. Luther F. Parker. Together they served American Baptist Churches in Lincoln Center, Bridgewater, Cherryfield and Island Falls, Maine, and in Gillett/Fassett, Worthington, Lincolnville and Susquehanna, Pa. She held offices at both the local and state levels in various denominational women's organizations. Victoria was a graduate of Providence Bible Institute of Providence, R.I. She studied the cello, performing in orchestras in her college and community. She was an accomplished artist in oils. Surviving are her children, Catherine Wrisley, and husband Stuart of Ulster; Joel Parker and wife Jeanne of Pittsburgh; and Lee Hickman of Sterling, Va. There are seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter Friends will be received Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. at the East Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. Interment will follow in the Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills. The family has requested that memorial donations in Victoria Parker's name be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church, P.O. Box 21, Troy, Pa. 16947. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WRISLEY Marilyn (Wrisley) Pepper
78, of Burlington, Pa., passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Marilyn Ruth Wrisley Pepper was born on Feb. 28, 1935 in Burlington Township, one of 10 children in the family of the late Mahlon and Ruth (Harkness) Wrisley. She was a member of the 1953 graduating class of Troy High School. On Sept. 16, 1955, Marilyn married Liston Pepper. They shared over 57 years of marriage and were blessed with two children. While Liston served in the U.S. Navy, they lived all over the United States before settling in Burlington Township. Liston and Marilyn owned and operated Pepper's Pantry in Burlington for many years. Later they established The Pepper Shaker, a well-known restaurant and gift store near Monroeton before retiring in 2002. Caring for her family and home were most important in Marilyn's life. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida for winters with her older sister; shopping trips and long lunches with her sisters, her daughter and her granddaughters. Marilyn attended many churches during her travels, but the Burlington Methodist Church was always her home church. In addition to her husband, Liston, surviving are her children, Kathy (Gary) Crane of East Smithfield Twp. and David (Carol Thompson) Pepper of State College; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren; siblings, Lois Wrisley of State College, Elnora Stapley of Pittsford, N.Y., Mahlon (Jean) Wrisley of West Burlington and Stuart (Catherine) Wrisley of Burlington Twp., several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by five siblings, Eloise Likewise, Russell Wrisley, Duane Wrisley, Ophelia Ayres and Gladys Jerome. Calling hours are 10 – 11 a.m., Monday, June 24, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Mr. Dale Harper will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Luthers Mill Cemetery (formerly Lane Cemetery). Her family suggests that those who wish may make a memorial in Marilyn's name to the Burlington Methodist Church, P.O. Box 7, Burlington, PA 18814 or to The Gideon's International, P.O. Box 17, Granville Summit, PA 16926. Towanda Daily Review – June 22, 2013
RUSSELL L. WRISLEY
Russell L. Wrisley, age 77, died on Friday, March 29, 2002 at the United Helpers Cedars Nursing Home, Ogdensburg, NY after an extended illness. He was born in Burlington Township, PA on January 19, 1925 and spent mors of his life there as a dairy farmer ad co-owner of Wrisley Excavating. He moved to Ogdensburg in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Keitha Storie; sisters, Eloise Likewise, Ophelia Ayers, Elnora and Charles Stapley, Gladys and Sam Jerome, Marilyn and Liston Pepper; brothers, Mahlon and Jean Wrisley, Duane and Sheila Wrisley, Stuart and Cathy Wrisley; an aunt, Adele Harkness of Hudson, MA; nieces and nephews. He is also survived by ten stepchildren; several grand and great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Mahlon and Ruth Wrisley; two stepchildren. Funeral services were held April 2 at the Gerald Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with interment to be in the Lane Cemetery, Luthers Mills, PA. Donations may be made to the Galilee Methodist Church, c/o Alfred Nichols, 5787 County Rd. #6, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or to a charity of your choice.