Lime Hill Cemetery, Wyalusing, Bradford
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RICHARD J. (DICK) BENNETT, 46, of 111 Hawes St., Towanda died Tuesday morning October 25, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre following an extended illness. Born January 12, 1942 in Laddsburg, PA, he was a son of Millie Huffman Bennett and the late Leon C. Bennett. In earlier years, Mr. Bennett was employed by GTE Sylvania and Penelec in Towanda. He later started his own business and was a well-known electrician contractor in the Bradford County area. Dick was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and especially bass fishing. He participated in many Redman Bass Tournaments and was a life member of the Twin Rivers Bass Masters of Sayre. Dick also enjoyed antique cars and was a member of the Antique Automobile Association. Surviving are his wife, Angela Capwell Bennett; a son, Lindsey Bennett of Towanda RD 4; a daughter, Kinsley Bennett of Orlando, FL; a stepson, Gerry Howard of Wysox RD 2; his mother Millie Bennett of the Senior Citizens Building in Towanda; two sisters, Mrs. Jerome (Betty) Kipp of New Albany RD 2; Mrs. Dorothy Chaffin of Punta Gorda, FL; eight brothers, Wesley L. and James B. Bennett, both of Punta Gorda, FL; C. Albert Bennett of Delran, NJ; Mason W. Bennett of Painted Post, NY; Thomas W. Bennett of Monroeton; Melvin L. Bennett of Hornbrook; Robert C. Bennett of St. Louis, Mo.; Dale I. Bennett of Memphis, Tenn.; several aunts, uncles and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Leon C. Bennett on September 21, 1985. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with Rev. Larry Adee officiating assisted by Mr. Stanley White. Interment will be in Lime Hill Cemetery with the Towanda American Legion Post #42 according military honors. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 515 S. Main St., Athens in Mr. Bennett’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
BROWN – Beecher Brown, 52, of Lime Hill, was killed about 9 o’clock yesterday morning at the saw mill of Arthur Burlington near Lake O’eadows where he was employed. Brown started to step over the main shaft of the mill and his pant leg caught. He was whirled violently backward. The back of his skull was crushed when his head struck the floor. The sawyer immediately stopped the engine but Brown was dead. Coroner O. H. Randall of Montrose was called and he said an inquest would be unnecessary. Brown had been employed by Burlington for about two years. They started the mill near Lake O’Meadows, just across the line in Susquehanna county, on Monday of this week. Brown, a native of Lime Hill, had lived in that vicinity all his life. The body was removed to Miller’s funeral home in Wyalusing and will be taken to the family home Friday. The funeral will be held at the Lime Hill church Saturday at 2 o'c’ock with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Brown is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nelson Brown, with whom he lived; five sisters, Mrs. Joanna Vargason of Sayre, Mrs. Benjamin Owen of Tifton, Ga., Miss Winifred Brown of Pratts Hollow, N.Y., Mrs. Ernest Hoover of Binghamton, and Miss Emma Brown at home; three brothers, Herman Brown of Pratts Hollow, Ernest Brown of Homets Ferry and Thomas Brown of Lime Hill. (1940s)
CARR Cali Lee Carr
infant daughter of Milo Frank and Tanya Marie Hercenberg Carr of Laceyville, Pa., passed away at the Memorial Hospital of Towanda, Pa. on Oct. 3, 2011. Cali is survived by parents, Milo and Tanya, a sister Kira and a brother Aaron Carr of Laceyville, Pa., her maternal grandparents Scott and Theresa Hercenberg of Sugar Run Pa., paternal grandparents, Bill and Carol Carr of Wilmot Pa., maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Patricia Eberlin of Black Walnut, Pa., and Charlotte Hercenberg Ericson of Tioga, Pa., paternal great-grandparents, Frank and Marilyn Carr of Wilmot, Pa., aunts and uncles Frank and Stacy Thompson of Camptown, Pa., Snapper and Daralyn Carr of Black Walnut, Pa., Kim Higley of Wyalusing, Pa. and Michael Hercenberg of Norwood, Mass., and many cousins. A private family graveside service will be held in the Lime Hill Cemetery of Wyalusing, Pa., with Rev. Barry Ballard officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in Cali's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, PA 18853. Towanda Daily Review – October 5, 2011
HULBERT –CHARLOTTE BUMP, age 93, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at Broad Acres. She was born on October 22, 1924 in Watrous, PA, a daughter of Walter and Daisy (Ronalder) Hulbert. Charlotte was the wife of the late James C. Bump. She enjoyed bingo, gardening, flowers, cooking, sewing, traveling and spending time with her family. Charlotte is survived by three sons, Franklin Bump of Knoxville, PA, Walter (Barbara) Bump of Mansfield, PA, William Bump of Mainesburg, PA; two grandchildren whom she raised, Roseann (Dan) Beach of Mansfield, PA, Jason Bump of Knoxville; 12 additional grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; a son, James R. Bump; three brothers, Ronald, Charles and Walter Hurlbert; four sisters, Edith Short, Mary Valentine, Clara Green and Roberta Lappa. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 5PM to 7PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will immediately follow at 7PM with Pastor Tom Harmic officiating. Burial will be held in Lick Run Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made the Buckheit Funeral Chapel to help assist with expenses. –Funeral home obit
FRANKLIN Lola F. Bouse
Died: Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Wyalusing Rocket Courier
Lola F. (Grammy) Bouse, age 79, of New Albany, PA, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2001 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born on May 16, 1922, in Preston, NY, a daughter of the late Claude and Mildred Darling Franklin. Having moved from New York, she had been a resident of the New Albany area since 1946. She was a member of the New Albany Cooperative Parish. She was treasurer of the American Baptist Women for many years and was a member of the New Albany Fire Company. Lola was honored as First Mrs. New Albany in 1974. She also was a member of the Towanda Women's Bowling League. Lola owned and operated Bouse's Hardware in New Albany and also owned and operated Deer Valley Laundromat and Service Station. Later, she was employed by Dushore Lingerie and then went to Browning Oil Company, retiring in 1989. A devoted mother and grandmother, she sought much pleasure in attending school activities and sporting events of her children and grandchildren. Her home was always open and the center point of much love and activity. She was well known for her famous chocolate chip cookies and always having the cookie jar full. She was a very respected and well known citizen of New Albany. Lola's church and her faith were very important to her and she was the source of strength for her entire family. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Cindy Bailey Bouse of Dahlonega, GA, Ike and Debbie Bouse of Port Byron, NY; four daughters, Judi and Bill Looney of New Castle, Jan Bouse and Garn Stoddard of New Albany, Reta and Dave Manley of New Albany, Lois Woods and Ron Hugo of Sugar Run; one sister, Frances Franklin of Norwich, NY; one brother, Roy Franklin of Oxford, NY; her 18 grandchildren, Lisa McNamara, Adam Bouse, Brian Keefe, Kevin Keefe, Ann Bryan, Janice Baumer, Julie Betz, Justin Bouse, Jenna Weyant, Tricia Porten, Taylor Bouse, Stacy Owen, Marcy O'Conner, Todd O'Conner, Wade Manley, Natalie Manley, Christopher Woods, Jeremy Woods; 27 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and was a special Grammy to her extended family. She was predeceased by her parents; one sister, Lucy Law; a grandson, Bret Keefe and great-granddaughter, Shaylee Owen. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. in the New Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, her pastor, officiating. Interment followed in the Lime Hill Cemetery, Wyalusing. Friends and family called on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 1 to 3 and from 7 to 9 p.m In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, PA or to the Preston United Methodist Church, c/o Pam Franklin, RR2, Box 223, Oxford, NY 13830.
FRANKLIN –LOLA F. ‘GRAMMY’ BOUSE, 79, of New Albany died peacefully Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. She was born on May 16, 1922 in Preston, NY, a daughter of the late Claude and Mildred Darling Franklin. Having moved from New York, she was a resident of the New Albany area since 1946. She was a member of the New Albany Cooperative Parish. She was treasurer for the American Baptist Women for many years and was a member of the New Albany Fire Company. She was honored as the first Mrs. New Albany in 1974. She also was a member of the Towanda Women’s Bowling League. Lola owned and operated Bouse’s Hardware in New Albany and also owned and operated Deer Valley Laundromat and Service Station. Later she was employed by Dushore Lingerie, and then went to Browning Oil Co., retiring in 1989. Lola was a devoted mother and grandmother who sought much pleasure in attending school activities and sporting events of her children and grandchildren. Her home was always open and the center point of much love and activity. She was well-known for her famous chocolate chip cookies, and always having the cookie jar full. She was a very respected and well-known citizen Lola’s church and her faith were very important to her, and she was the source of strength for her entire family. She left surviving two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Cindy Bailey Bouse of Dahloneda, Ga., and Ike and Debbie Bouse of Port Bryon, NY; four daughters, Judi and Bill Looney of New Castle, Pa., Jan Bouse and Garn Stoddard of New Albany, Reta and Dave Stanley of New Albany, and Lois Woods and Ron Hugo of Sugar run; one sister, Frances Franklin of Norwich, NY; one bother, Roy Franklin of Oxford, NY; her 18 grandchildren; Lisa McNamara, Adam Bouse, Brian Keefe, Kevin Keefe, Ann Bryan, Janice Baumer, Julie Betz, Justin Bouse, Jenna Weyant, Tricia Porten, Taylor Bouse, Stacy Owen, Marcy O’Conner, Todd O’Conner, Wade Manley, Natalie Manley, Christopher Woods and Jeremy Woods; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a special Grammy to her extended family. She was predeceased by her parents; one sister, Lucy Law; a grandson, Bret Keefe; and a great-granddaughter, Shaylee Owen. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at 1 p.m. in the New Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, with the Rev. Ronald Troup, her pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the Lime Hill Cemetery, Wyalusing. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New Albany Baptist Church, New Albany, or the Preston United Methodist Church, Oxford, NY. –Towanda Daily Review.
JOHNSON - Cecil Johnson Jr., 68, of Lime Hill, born March 28, 1941, died at home Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. His passing came after a long battle with COPD. Cecil lived in this area all his life with his wife Anna Mae (HEEMAN), who he married on March 28, 1958. He worked for awhile in trucking and logging, but his true passion was the stone quarry business that he started and was still involved in. His other great passion in life was spending time with his wife Anna Mae, his children, and all of his grandkids. He is survived by: his wife, Anna Mae, at home; his children, Debbie and David Hazard, of Nichols, N.Y., Paula and Tom Weaver, of Port Republic, Va., Cindy and Brian Kerperien, of Wyalusing, Pa.; also by a granddaughter he raised as his own, Jennifer and Shawn O'Dell of Camptown, Pa.; other granddaughters, Amanda and Geoffrey Powell, of Nichols, N.Y., Candi Hazard Bellis, of Nichols, N.Y., Marian Kerperien, of Wyalusing, Pa.; and great-grandchildren, Shawn O'Dell Jr., of Camptown, Pa., Destiny and Haley Powell, of Nichols, N.Y., and Levi and Logan Bellis of Nichols, N.Y. He is also survived by: several siblings, Robert and Betty Johnson, of Lime Hill, Pa., Randy and Cathy Johnson of Wyalusing, Pa., Billy Johnson, of Wyalusing, Pa., Donnie Johnson of Towanda, Pa., Charlie and Helen Johnson of Burlington, Pa., Patty and George Baker, of Laceyville, Pa., Marlene Johnson, of Laceyville, Pa., Bonnie and Mike Boyanowski, of Camptown, Pa., Peggy Smith, of Sugar Run, Susie Roberts of Wyalusing, Pa., Marion and Roger Canfield of Mehoopany, Pa., and Judy and Mike Spencer of Herrickville, Pa.; also by many nieces and nephews, and lots of great friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Cecil and Betty JOHNSON; by a brother, Albert; and a sister, Joyce. He was also preceded in death by his in-laws, John and Emma Heeman Sr. Friends and family are invited to call from 1-3 p.m. and from 6–8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, with the Rev. Beverly Murphy, pastor, officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Lime Hill Cemetery immediately following. Pallbearers are: David Hazard, Brian Kerperien, Tom Weaver, Shawn O'Dell, Gary Spencer and Geoffrey Powell. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850, in memory of Cecil Johnson. 07 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
BRET JAMES KEEFE, 37, of Wyalusing, died on Friday night, Jan. 12, 2001 in Lycoming County as the result of an automobile accident. Bret was born on June 20, 1963 in Towanda, a son of Edward James Keefe and Judith Bouse Looney. He was a 1981 graduate of Wyalusing High School. In 1983 he graduated from Keystone Junior College, and graduated from Penn State Harrisburg with an Engineering Degree in 1986. After his graduation he began working for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, as a highway construction engineer. His current responsibility was that of Construction Supervisor for the District. On Oct. 17, 1987 he was united in marriage with Melissa Miller in St. Basil’s Church of Dushore, after which they made their home in Wyalusing. Bret loved the outdoors, he loved to fish and hunt, an avid golfer, he loved Penn State Football and attended many Wyalusing sporting activities. Bret was a coach for the Wyalusing Area Youth Soccer League, he was an assistant head coach for the Wyalusing Area High School Wrestling, and helped coach the Wyalusing Junior High Football. He is survived by his wife Melissa Keefe, at home; three daughters; Alyssa, age 12, Brianna, age 9 and Alexis age 5, at home; his father with wife; Edward and Dianne Keefe, of New Albany; his mother with husband; Judith and William Looney; of New Castle, Pa.; grandmothers; Lola Bouse, of New Albany, Rosamond Keefe, of Towanda; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Brian and Jeryl Keefe, of Danielsville, Pa. and Kevin and Nicole Keefe of Duncannon, Pa.; two step brothers; Tim Shults, of LeRoy, Cassidy Shultz of New Albany; three step-sisters with husbands; Michelle and Jim Ross of LeRoy, Ann and Jim Bryan of Canton, Janice and Ken Baumer of Williamsport; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; George Bouse, James F. Keefe and Leah Keefe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church, Wyalusing. The Father Kenneth Seeger will officiate. Interment will follow in Lime Hill Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, Jan. 15 at the McHenry Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bret Keefe Athletic Scholarship Fund for a student of Wyalusing Valley High School c/o Citizens and Northern Bank, O.O. Box 339, Dushore, PA. In his memory, his family will hold an annual golf tournament in his honor. –Towanda Daily Review
MATSON - June Matson Stevens, 90, died on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at her home in Connecticut. Born in Philadelphia on April 13, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Bertha (PLANTON) Matson. She graduated from the University of Hartford in Connecticut, and had taught school for ten years. Mrs. Stevens was talented in many ways, a beautiful voice, an artist and was a gourmet cook. She retired in West Hartford, CT, with her husband, Kemp Stevens, where they made their home for 36 years. Survivors include her twin sister, Jean Stevens, of (Lime Hill), Wyalusing. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kemp Stevens and a brother-in-law, James Stevens. Graveside services were held on Lime Hill on Monday afternoon, Oct. 12. Local arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing. 15 October 2009, The Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
PEET - ELEANOR KINNER
Eleanor Kinner, 70, of Millerton RD 2, died August 2, 1990 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Born April 20, 1920 in Wyalusing Township, she was the daughter of Lester and May Peet. Surviving are sons, Ralph Kinner of Virginia, Francis Kinner of Monroeton RD 1, Donald and Gerald Kinner, both of Binghamton, NY; daughter, Emily Smith; several grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Peet of Binghamton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held August 6 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Ivan Matthewson, pastor of the Roseville Independent Baptist Church, officiating and interment to be in the Lime Hill Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, August 9, 1990)
WALTER B. POTTER, age 76, of Lime Hill (Wyalusing), Pa., passed away at his home Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2014. Walt was born on Aug. 8, 1938 in Williamsport, Pa., the son of the late Rowland W. and Marjorie Rockefeller Potter. He was a graduate of the Williamsport High School class of 1956. He also attended a two-year vocational school through the Pennsylvania State University. Walt married the former Nancy Burleigh on May 15, 1960. He was employed by the Burt Williams Oil Company as a truck driver. He then was employed by GTE Sylvania for 32 years in the Metallurgical Department before retiring in 1996. Walt was a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) during his high school years. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Towanda, Pa. and was involved in the Men's Fellowship within the church. Walt liked to stay busy whether it was turning wrenches or brush-hogging on his tractor. He was always looking for a reason to be on his tractor. Walt always kept a garden in his backyard at his home on Lime Hill and enjoyed riding bikes with his loving wife. Besides his wife of 54 years, Nancy, Walt is survived by his children, April Ubani Hendricks and her husband Alan of Lanham, Md., Mark Potter and his wife Melinda of Greencastle, Pa., Hope Jordan of Hampton, Va., and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Phyllis Thomas of Knoxville, Tenn.; Robert Potter of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Walt is preceded in death by his son, Kevin B. Potter, who passed away April 27, 1985. Funeral services for Walt will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the Assembly of God Church in Towanda, Pa., with Reverend Thomas A. Geiger of the church officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Lime Hill Cemetery in Wyalusing, Pa. Friends and family may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., as well as from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday (day of the funeral service), at the Assembly of God Church in Towanda, Pa. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Assembly of God Church, 20 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, PA or Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC. –Towanda Daily Review 10/19/2014
STATES - Captain D.L. States, of Lime Hill, died at his residence Tuesday March 10, at 5 p.m., aged seventy ones years. He came to Wyalusing township some fifty years ago from Bucks county and he has since resided in that vicinity. His ancestors were quakers. He was married early in life to Jane CHAMBERLAIN, who with six children survive him. During the war he served as quarter master, being stationed at Tennessee. He was a faithful soldier, and active, energetic man, a loving husband and father, and his friends, who are many will miss his kindly ways and cheerful greeting. Funeral services were held at the Lime Hill church on Friday last at 1 o'clock. Submitted by Reva Wagner 19, March 1891 Reporter Journal Towanda.
In the 1870 Wyalusing census there is a D.L. States age 50 with his wife
Matilda age 49, with their children. .I believe that Jane his wife is
Matilda Jane and his children were: Amanda, Ralph, John, Susie.
1850 Wyalusing census 1870 1880
D.L.States, 30 D.L. 50 D.L., 60
M. States, 30 Matilda J., 49 Matildy, 60
Wm. L., 6 Amanda, 20 Susan R., 19
Peter, 5 John, 17 Hary E., 9 grchild
Matilda, 4 Ralph, 10
Gilbert, 3 Susie, 9
Ambrose ?, 1 Chamberlin, W.M., 76
John Stevens, 20
Mary D. Stevens, 20
Edwin McAffie, 18
Cole Geo., 27
Theodora G. Brown, 26 d/o Theodore & Matilda Brown (Wyalusing to John F. Dunn, 30 (Scranton) s/o Isaac & Georgia F. Dunn
Delayed Birth records
Ralph Leland Chamberlain 7/7/1892 father LaRue D. Chamberlain, mother Susan States, Wyalusing township, Bk. 5 page 74
William L. States born 9 Jun 1844 died 10 Aug 1863 Co. C 141st PA Vols Lime Hill cemetery
Matilda J (Chamberlain) States born 2 Jul 1820--died 25 Feb 1914 Lime Hill cemetery
Capt. C.L. States born 7 Mar 1820--died 10 Mar 1891 Lime Hill cemetery
Ralph B States born 19 Jul 1855--died 2 Feb. 1891 Lime Hill cemetery
Francis States born 11 Mar 1855--died 19 Jul 1855 Lime Hill cemetery
Matilda States 1846--died 1915 born married Theodore F Brown Lime Hill cemetery
Theodore F Brown born Sep 18,1844 died--Dec 19 1905 Co D 50th Regt PA GAR Flag Holder
STEVENS –MARIAN S. WILSON, 85 of 112 Bridge St., Towanda died Monday afternoon, July 27, 1992 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Aug. 23, 1906 in Northumberland, Pa. she was a daughter of the late Mark and Nellie Kemp Stevens. Mrs. Wilson resided most of her life in Seattle, Wash. and was a resident of Towanda for the past eight years. She is survived by two brothers, A. Kemp Stevens of West Hartford, Conn. and James M. Stevens of Syracuse; three nephews and three nieces. She was predeceased by her husband, Pat Wilson and by an infant child, Vickie. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Lime Hill Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review
VanDeMARK John VanDeMark
age 74, of Wyalusing, Pa., died on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his home with his loving family by his side. John was born on Sept. 4, 1939, a son of the late Stephen F. and Kathryn Adams VanDeMark. He married the former Gail Shaffer of Towanda, Pa. on May 11, 1963, having recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He graduated from the Wyalusing High School in the class of 1957. He worked for Farm and Home Supply during high school and continued working for them after he graduated. He was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1963-1965. He came back and continued working for Farm and Home from which he retired in 1999 after 42 years of service, and then Farm and Home sent him and his wife on a land and sea cruise to Alaska as a retirement gift. John was a member of the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, having been a former secretary for the Sunday school program. He was a lifetime member of the Wyalusing American Legion Post #534, a member of the NRA, as well as the Eastern Bradford Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling. He and Gail have attended and camped at the Bloomsburg Fair every year since 1972. John liked to escape the cold weather months to Hernando, Fla. and in the summer he liked camping at Haigh's Pond. He loved laughing and joking with his family and many special friends. He especially loved attending all of his grandchildren's events. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. Surviving are: his spouse: Gail, at home; son: Alan F. (Tina) VanDeMark of Wyalusing, Pa.; daughters and son-in-law: Eileen VanDeMark of Wyalusing, Pa. and Kathy (Bill) Smith of Homets Ferry, Pa.; grandchildren: Brittany, Dillan, Kala, Ashton and Alaina; brothers Joseph VanDeMark of Sugar Run, Pa., Paul (Jane) VanDeMark of Camptown, Pa., Mark (Dolores) VanDeMark of Cordele, Ga.; sisters and brother-in-laws: Marilyn (Wayne) Scott of Canton, Pa., Jean (Gordon) Miller of Wyalusing, Pa., Marlene (Butch) Chamberlin of Wyalusing, Pa. and Linda (Bob) Porter of Wyalusing, Pa.; an aunt: Mila May of Canton, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Wyalusing United Methodist Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Dale L. Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Lime Hill Cemetery, Wyalusing, Pa. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Towanda Daily Review – September 12, 2013
WALTER –BETTY MARIE WALTER, age 57, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 27, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Betty was born Dec. 20, 1957 in Sayre, a daughter of Anna Marie Capwell Cory and the late Merton G. Walter Sr. She worked at the A.J. Dress Factory in Black Walnut until it closed. She then moved to Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, Pa., where she was very active and helped with the luncheon meals and also assisted many of the other residents with their needs. She was a member of the Calvary Church, of Wyalusing, Pa. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren. Surviving are her daughters: Cassandra Paddock and Jimmy Matthews, of Collierville, Tenn., Eloise Morris of Forty Fort, Pa.; son, John (Lauren) Walter of Wysox, Pa.; step-children Elizabeth Bailey of Towanda, Pa., Debbie Bailey of Franklindale, Pa., Johnny Bailey of Franklindale, Pa., Jimmy (Cheryl) Bailey of Franklindale, Pa.; four brothers Merton (Nellie) Walter Jr. of Stevensville, Pa., Kenneth (Tina) Walter of Wysox, Pa., Eugene (Penny) Walter of Wyalusing, Pa., Michael (Penny) Walter of Wyalusing, Pa.; five grandchildren Hunter Paddock, Angelina Walter, Damian Walter, Hailey Walter, John Walter Jr.; special aunt Anna Mae Johnson; uncles and wife Fred (Betty) Heeman, Lindy Heeman; special friend, John Bailey Sr.; and numerous step-grandchildren, numerous step-great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well numerous nieces, newphews, and several cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Merton G. Walter Sr.; her step-father, Dewitt J. Cory; and grandmother Olive Clark Capwell Holcomb. A memorial service and a celebration of her life will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Calvary Chapel, with her Pastor John McAndrew officiating. Interment will be private at the Lime Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may directed to American Cancer Society, Bradford County Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St, Williamsport, PA or the Calvary Church, PO Box 184, Wyalusing, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/3/2015