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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

 

Park Cemetery, Canton Borough, 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) 

 

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EDWARD BUSH HACKETT, Bendix Retire, age 94, died Monday, February 25, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  Edward was predeceased by his wife Emma and his son Edward L. Hackett.  He is survived by his son; Lawrence W. and Sharon Hackett of Horseheads, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, sister; Edith Taylor and niece; Sandra Taylor of Horseheads.  Edward retired from the Bendix Corporation after many years of faithful service.  He was a member of the first Church of the Nazarene.  He enjoyed music and electronics.  It was Edward’s request that there be no calling hours or funeral.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery in Canton, PA at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

HAGAR - Local News)  A large number of Trojan relatives and friends attended the funeral in Canton of Miss Mabel C. Hager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hagar of Canton,  who was graduated just a year ago from a Washington school for kindergartners and to whom there seemed to be opening a life of unusual usefulness.  The decedent was 22 years old and a young woman of rare beauty of character whose passing out of life in universally mourned.  Interment was in Park cemetery. TGR 1912

BETH HALLETT, 54, of 194 Troy St., Canton, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1982 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.  Miss Hallett was born Aug. 20, 9127 in Canton, Pa., the daughter of Henry and Marie Fry Hallett.  She graduated from Canton High School in 1945 and then attended Antioch College.  Later she worked in food management and secretarial work in New York City.  Surviving is her mother, the former Marie Fry, with whom she lived; one uncle, Bruce Fry of Randolph, N.Y.; one aunt, Mrs. Lowell Teeter of Elmira, N.Y.; immediate cousins, Florence Trippe Geruso of Spruce Pines, N.C., Adelaide Boughner of Ocala, Fla., William Hallett of Canton, Pa., Irene Merrill of Rome, N.Y., David and Jan Teeter and Martha Olmsted of Elmira, N.Y. and Mary E. Larkin of Ithaca, N.Y.  Private funeral services will be held at the Morse and Kleese funeral Home Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clarke J. Redmond, pastor of the Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton, Pa.  There will be no visitation.  Donations may be made to the Canton Green Free Library or to Canton Community Nursing Service in Beth Hallett's’ memory. -Canton Independent Sentinel.

HENRY N. HALLETT, Civic Leader, Dies at Home, 80, of 149 Troy St., Canton, died at his home Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, 1974.  He was born in Canton on March 16, 1894, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Blakeman Hallett.  Mr. Hallett was a veteran of World War I, where he served with the Naval Intelligence Department.  During World War II he worked in special engineering for the war production board.  He was a Ford car dealer in Canton for 34 years, retiring in 1960.  He was the present manager and past president of the Canton Borough Authority.  He was a member of the Canton Development Corporation and Canton Planning Commission.  Mr. Hallett was a graduate of Cornell University and Massachusett Institute of Technology.  His keen engineering mind was of great benefit to his home town.  He designed the water systems automatic controls which resulted in one of the finest filter plants in the state.  For many years he worked for a small salary for the Authority which was of great benefit to the community.  The deceased was an avid reader, keeping abreast with the changing economy; world problems and changes.  Up until his final day he continued to analyze the changing world.  He is survived by his wife, Marie, a daughter, Miss Beth Hallett of Canton; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton.  The Rev. Raymond Fravel officiated.  Interment was in Park Cemetery, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILLIAM T. ‘BILL’ HALLETT, 78, died Sunday, March 24, 1991, in the Bradford County Manor, Troy, where he resided for many years.  He previously resided at McCallum Manor, 10 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton.  Bill was born on Dec. 25, 1912, in Canton, Bradford County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Myrtle McNeal Hallett.  He played football for Canton High School, before his father transferred him to the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind., where he graduated.  Bill served in the Army and was discharged as a staff sergeant.  He played professional football for the Washington Redskins, retiring in 1948.  Bill attended the University of Alabama, graduating in 1953 with a B.S. degree in physical education.  He then was a physical education instructor for several years before retiring.  He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429, and the Elks Club, Denver, Colo., National Chapter No. 17. Bill is survived by two sons, Edward Hallett of Portland, Ore., and Christopher Hallett; his step-mother, Sylvia Hallett of Harrisburg; a sister-in-law, Blanche Hallett of Canton; an aunt, Marie Hallett of Canton; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Hallett requested there be no funeral service.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Arrangements are being handled by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

HARRER –ELIZABETH (HARRER) DUFFIN, age 91 of Wellsboro, Pa., died Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the Carleton Senior Care Home of Wellsboro.  She was born in Liberty, PA on March 27, 1910, the daughter of the late Ammon and Anna Harrer.  Elizabeth worked as a nurse for many years at the Episcopal Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church of Mansfield, PA, Golden Star since 1934 of the Rebekah Lodge #462, Troy, PA, a charter member of the former Arbutus Rebekah Lodge #97 of East. Troy.  Former member of the Elder Guild Inc. & Treasurer of the Tioga County Store.  A member and former secretary of the Board of Directors of the former Rebekah Home, Harrisburg, PA.  She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Area Agency of Aging, Towanda, PA.  She is survived by two sons, Graydon Scott of PA and Ammon Scott of CO; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; one brother, Lynn Harrer of CA; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother Ammon Harrer and a sister, Beatrice Taber.  Funeral services will be held at the Scureman Funeral Home Inc., 130 South Main St., Mansfield, PA on Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Canon Rudolph J. VanDerHeil officiating, burial in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

HARRER, Miss Lois-aged 31, died Saturday, December 22, 1945, in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellery Harrer. She is survived by two brothers, LaMarr, Painted Post and Theodore, Stratford, NJ. Services were held Wednesday at 11 am from the Soper Funeral Home, Rev. Arthur E Morey officiating with burial in Park Cemetery, Canton.

ROSS E. HATHERILL, 74, 45 Fassett St., Canton died July 18, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Mr. Hatherill was born Aug. 21, 1913 at Fallbrook, Tioga County, the son of H. Lewis and Mary Spencer Hatherill.  He retired in 1970 after 30 years of employment as a machinist with the former Eclipse, now Facet Co., Elmira.  Mr. Hatherill was a member of the United Auto Workers Local No. 23.  He and his wife, the former Alice VanTassel, celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary April 7, 1988.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters; Mrs. Frank (Donna) Courter, Blanchard, PA; and Mrs. Stephen (Marilyn) Wright, Bath, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Bradley and Anne Hatherill, Lowman, NY; three granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.  The funeral service will be held Thursday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, a retired United Methodist minister, officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be contributed to a charity of the donor’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROBERT O. ‘BOB’ HAWTHORNE, 77, life-long resident of Canton, went home to be with the Lord, June 21, 1998, at his home on E. Carson St.  Born in Morris Run, June 2, 1921, he was a son of the late Charles W. and Laura Rundell Hawthorne.  Mr. Hawthorne graduated from Canton High School.  Following graduation he enlisted in the US Army and served his country during WW II until his honorable discharge in 1946.  On October 17, 1945, he married the former Jessie Mixon in Winter Garden, FL.  Together they shared 52 years of loving marriage.  He was employed by the former Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton for 30 years until his retirement.  Mr. Hawthorne was a dedicated member and deacon of the Faith Baptist Church; was a talented gardener and loved sharing his vegetables with his neighbors.  He loved people.  One of his favorite pastimes was going for walks and visiting with friends and neighbors.  He was also an avid fisherman.  Surviving are his wife Jessie, at home; daughters and a son-in-law, Mitzie and Terry Christine, Troy; Myra Machmer, Palmetto, FL; son and daughter-in-law, R. Curtis and Vonda Hawthorne, Rock Hill, SC; five grandchildren, Chris and Jason VanDyke, Ryan, Evan and Adam Hawthorne; brother, Dean Hawthorne, Huntsville, AL; sister, Josephine Bailey, Troy; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; a special friend and caregiver, Elizabeth Claussen, Palmetto, FL.  The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m., June 24 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. June 25, at the funeral home with his pastor, Rev. Robert Prettyman officiating.  Pallbearers include; grandsons, Chris and Jason VanDyke; Gary and Dennis Pitts, John Shaffer, and Jim Castle.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd, Williamsport, PA in Mr. Hawthorne’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HAXTON –VIRGINIA HAXTON MORGAN, 73, Canton, died January 17, 1995 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born in Canton October 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Dorothy Page Haxton.  Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker; a very active member of Faith Baptist Church and
helped make quilts for the Missionary Society of her church.  Surviving are her husband, Charles C. Morgan, Canton; four daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Louise) Mundrick, Sally Savoy, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy (Lorraine) Savoy, all of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Betty) Bohlayer Sr., Sayre; two sisters, Mrs. Phyllis (Betty) Bohlayer Sr., Sayre and Mr. and Mrs. John (Sally Jo) Santosuosso, E. Windsor, NJ; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Predeceasing her were a son, Charles Duane Morgan; grandson, Charles Cleveland Spencer; brother, Llewellyn (Bud) Haxton.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Buried Park Cemetery.)

HAXTON, WILLIS H.,   Willis H. Haxton, 78, Troy RD 1 died March 6, 1985 at his home after an extended illness.  He was born in Leroy, September 30, 1906, the son of Eli and Frankie Morse Haxton.  Mr. Haxton was a former employee of the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton, retiring in 1972.  Surviving are his wife of 52 years, the former Marjorie Davis; daughters, Mrs. Dan (Patricia) Spencer of Granville Summit; Mrs. Dean (Joan) Cole of Kendall, NY; Mrs. Ted (Jacquelyn) Spencer of Canton RD2; Mrs. William (Linda) Hazelton of Chaparal, NM; and Mrs. Dave (Sandra) Hurlburt of Troy RD1; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Debbie Haxton of Troy RD1; 29 grandchildren; nieces and nephews and cousins; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Haxton of Canton; brother-in-law, Murray Randall of Williamsport.  A memorial service was to be held at the Haxton home at the convenience of the family with arrangements by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery. Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Ambulance Association or the Bradford County Citizens Health Foundation, RD2, Box 82, Towanda, PA. 18848. (TGR March 14, 1985)

R. A. HAZELTON.  A DISPATCH RECEIVED ON Wednesday night from Marion, Kan., contained the sad intelligence of the death of R. A. Hazelton, who had been spending the winter there.  The news was a great shock to his relatives, who from last accounts believed his health was improving and who had no thought of his being so suddenly called.  His brother Oscar will accompany the remains to Canton.  No particulars can be given this week.  His wife and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their bereavement.  (Died 31 MAR 1886 and buried in Park Cemetery, Canton, PA)

HENRY –MARY D. PACKARD, age 81, of Canton RD, died Sept. 29, 1981 at the Bradford County Manor.  She was born No. 5, 1889 in Mehoopany, Pa., the daughter of William and Esther Henry.  She was a member of the E. Canton United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Packard is survived by a stepson, William Packard of Dansville, N.Y.; two stepdaughters,  Gertrude Knopf of Ft. Meyers, Fla. and Elowene Young of Largo, Fla.; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Wednesday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Officiating will be the Rev. Mercy Kasambira.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be directed to the E. Canton United Methodist Church.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROGER C. HERMAN, 42, of Mill Hall, PA died October 8, 1989 at his home.  Born December 1, 1946 in Canton, he was the son of James C. and Jessie Graham Herman.  Mr. Herman was a graduate of Canton High School and served in the US Navy for 21 years, retiring in 1985.  A member of Grover Church of Christ, Roger was an avid Hunter and fisherman.  He is survived by his wife of 18 years, the former Lois Wilcox; children, Penny and Michael W., both at home; parents, James and Jessie Herman of Grover; brother, James W. Herman of Canton RD 2; mother and stepfather-in-law, Charlotte and Louis Lee of Troy; father-in-law, Richard Scott of Pine City; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Gage of Frankfort, NY and Dorothy Bacon of Elmira; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held October 11 (11 a.m.) at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor and the Rev. Will Strunk officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Donations may be made to the Grover Church of Christ in Roger’s memory.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

HERRICK –FIEDELIA MARIA HERRICK THOMAS, wife of Allen Thomas, was the daughter of Dr. Almeron Herrick and departed this life June 23, 1906, age 86 years.  She was born on the 4th of March, 1820, on the site of the present residence of Horace Long near Troy, and in 1867 moved to Canton and has made it her home with her son, E. H. Thomas ever since.  She united with the Church of Christ in Troy under the preaching of Dr. Silas Shepard and has been devoted to that church.  Her husband died fifty-nine years ago.  She leaves a son, E.H. Thomas and a daughter, Mrs. F. A. Owen, of this place and one brother, C. Linn Herrick, of Williamsport, the last surviving member of the Herrick family.  Mrs. Thomas maintained her faculties until the very last, although she has been an invalid for over 60 years.  She was an intelligent woman and spent much of her time in reading and had a remarkable memory.  Buried Park Cemetery, Canton.

JOSEPH C. HESS, 46, of Canton, died at home, Monday, Feb. 16, 1987.  He was born June 13, 1940 in canton, a son of Kermit and Margaret McNett Hess.  Mr. Hess was employed for the past 19 years with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, where he currently held the position of foreman.  He was a member and former treasurer, of the Canton Rod and Gun Club; the Canton VFW Post #714 and the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose #429.  Surviving are his father, Kermit B. Hess, Canton; two daughters, Jolyn Hess and Helen Hess, both of Orlando, FL; son, Joseph C. Hess, Jr., Orlando;  brother an sister-in-law, Alton and Roxanna Hess, Canton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his mother Margaret Hess on Nov. 8, 1968 and a sister, Kermelie Kay Sova on April 22, 1978.  Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, canton, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton War Memorial Swimming Pool in Joe’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HESS –MRS. KERMELIE KAY HESS SOVA, 42, of Canton was killed Saturday at 3 a.m. in a one-car crash when her car went out of control as she was traveling north in the Spring Brook area, south of Canton, borough police there reported.  Canton Borough Police investigated the accident and said Mrs. Sova’s car went out of control and through the guardrails, rolling over several times before coming to rest on its roof in a small stream.  It was reported an autopsy was performed at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, on Saturday afternoon.  Death was attributed to internal bleeding and multiple injuries.  Mrs. Sova was born Dec. 26, 1935, at Canton, a daughter of Kermit and Margaret McNett Hess.  She was employed by Canford Manufacturing Co., Canton.  Surviving is a son, Sean, of Canton; a daughter, Mrs. Bonita Standish of San Antonio, Tex.; her father, Kermit Hess of Canton; two brothers, Joseph and Alton Hess, both of Canton; and one grandchild.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Morse Funeral home, canton, with the Rev. Paul Baier, pastor of St. Michael’s Church officiating.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Senti

KERMIT B. HESS, 79, of S. Washington St., Canton, died Saturday evening, April 16, 1998 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born May 29, 1908, at Benton, he was a son of Joseph B. and Laura May Bower Hess.  He retired in 1968 as an agriculture and industrial arts teacher after 37 years of service from the Canton Area High School.  He was a 1937 graduate of Benton High School.  He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.  He was a member of Phi Kappa Nu and also while attending Penn State he was on the Penn State boxing team.  He was an avid fly fisherman and tied flies for many local residents.  As a hobby he operated a TV and radio repair shop.  He was a member of the Canton ecumenical Parish.  He was former president and member of Canton Rod and Gun Club.  An Army Veteran of World War II, he enlisted in 1944 and served in Italy.  He was a member of Canton VFW Post No. 714.  Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Alton and Roxanne Hess with whom he made his home; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Alton and Reba Hess and Jay and Elizabeth Hess, all of Berwick; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Margaret McNett, on Nov. 8, 1968; a daughter, Kermelie Kay Sova, April 22, 1978 and a son, Joseph C. Hess, Feb. 16, 1987 and also a grandson, Eric Allen Sova in 1960.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Richard M. Barner, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Military honors will be accorded by the Canton VFW Post 714.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Community Nursing Service.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CHARLES F. HICKS, 71, Canton RD died Friday, June 21, at his home.  He was born November 14, 1913 in Leona, Pa., Bradford County, a son of Howard E. and Fannie Lathrop Hicks.  Mr. Hicks was engaged in the automotive business all his life as a salesman.  He was formerly employed at the former Hall Motor Company in Troy and retired from the former Beatty Motor Company in Towanda.  He was an associate member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church and a member of the Four Seasons Camping Club.  Survivors include his wife, the former Ethel Foulkrod to whom he was married 50 years on March 22, 1985; two sons, Charles H. and Norman L., both of Williamsport; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Shelvajean) Harzinski of Blossburg and Mrs. Bradley (Sharon) Horton of Canton RD 1; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Leon (Mary) Carl of Roaring Branch RD 1; a brother, James H. Hicks of Troy; two aunts, one uncle and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held today 11 a.m. at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Richard Leonard officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association.  –Towanda Daily Review.

CLAYTON V. HILL died January 12, 1926 at his home in this place aged 62 years, 10 months and 16 days.  Early in the autumn he went to Florida, where about two weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis.  He was brought to his home in this place, but never rallied.  He was a native of Susquehanna County but for many years had resided in this vicinity, where he was known and respected by a large circle of friends.  The surviving relatives are; his wife, two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Porter and Mrs. Fred Barrow; three brothers, T. L. Hill, Wilson and Henry.  The funeral will be held from his late home, Friday afternoon at two o’clock and interment will be made in Park Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HILL Clayton V. Hill
died January 12, at his home in this place, aged 62 years, 10 months and 16 days. Early in the autumn he went to Florida, where about two weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis. He was brought to his home in this place, but never rallied. He was a native of Susquehanna county but for many years had resided in this vicinity, where he was known and respected by a large circle of friends. The surviving relatives are: His wife, two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Porter and Mrs. Fred Barrow. Three brothers, T. L. Hill, Wilson and Henry. The funeral will be held from his late home, Friday afternoon at two o’clock and interment will be made in Park cemetery.  Note:   Year of death: 1926. Daughters are Harriet Hill Porter and Gertrude Hill Barrow. Brother: Theodore Lionel Hill – lived in Pasadena, California

HILL Gertrude H. Barrow
Canton – Mrs. Gertrude H Barrow, 70, of Canton, died Friday, Oct. 29, 1954, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Theron Robbins, Canton, and Miss Harriet Barrow, Washington, D.C.; a son, Robert of Altoona; a sister, Mrs. Alvin Porter. Services will be at 2 pm Monday at the funeral home, Main Street, burial in Park Cemetery, Canton. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of service.  (She was born 29 Aug 1884 – Armenia Township, Bradford, PA – Dau. of Clayton Volney Hill and Elizabeth McNichol Boyd)

HILL Gertrude H. Barrow, 70, of Canton, Pa., Friday, Oct. 29, 1954. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Theron Robbins of Canton, Miss Harriet Barrow of Washington, D.C.; son, Robert Barrow of Altoona, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Alvin Porter of Canton; four grandchildren. Body at Morse Funeral Home, Canton where friends may call. Funeral there Monday at 2pm, Park Cemetery.

HILL Gertrude H. Barrow,
70, of Canton, died
last Friday evening in the Robert Packer Hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Theron Robbins of Canton and Mrs. Harriette Barrow of Washington, D.C.; a son, Robert Barrow of Altoona; one sister, Mrs. Alvin Porter of Canton, four grandchildren. The body was at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton where services were held Monday at 2 pm with the Rev. C. Wellington Hardy of Elmira officiating. Interment was in Park cemetery, Canton. Mrs. Barrow, widow of the late Fred Barrow, had been a well-known and highly regarded resident of Canton for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canton and its Philathea Class.  Note:  Gertrude’s maiden name is Hill.  She is the daughter of Clayton V Hill and Elizabeth Boyd.  Mrs. Theron Robbins is Frances Barrow. Mrs. Alvin Porter is Harriet Hill, dau. of Clayton V. Hill and Elizabeth Boyd.

HILL - Mrs. Harriet A. Porter, 69 of Dallas, formerly of Canton. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 1962. Survived by husband, Alvin Porter; daughter, Miss Doris Porter of Dallas, Body will arrive at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton on Friday. Calling hours: Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., The Rev. Earl Sidler of Buffalo. Park Cemetery, Canton.

HOFFA –KATHERINE (KATE) HOFFA FURMAN, 80, of 161 Troy St., Canton, died at the Troy Community Hospital Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 1965.  She was the widow of Alfred Furman.  Born in Dushore on Dec. 5, 1884, she was the daughter of Jacob and Dora Schrader Hoffa.  Mrs. Furman was an active member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples.  She is survived by two brothers, Harry Hoffa of Canton and Charles Hoffa of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Ralph R. Knight, her pastor officiating.  Burial was in Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HOLMES Edwin C-24, Leolyn, was instantly killed Sunday, August 22, 1948, in a spectacular accident on Route 14 six miles south of Canton. Mr. Holmes, an interior decorator, had been employed in Atlanta, Georgia and was visiting his parents in Leolyn. He was enroute to a family gathering in his honor, driving a new convertible. Rain was falling at the time and it is thought that the car skidded and he lost control while traveling at high speed. The car left the highway and struck a telephone pole with such force that Mr. Holmes was hurled through the fabric roof and over the telephone wires. He suffered a broken back, fractured skull and it is said that nearly every major bone in his body was broken. When he did not arrive at Leolyn, his father and a brother, Rodman started to look for him and arrived at the scene of the accident without knowing the identity of the victim.

HOLMES - Franklin P. Holmes, 90, of Canton, Pa., died on Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Bradford County Manor. He was the loving husband of Mary E. (Morris) Holmes who died on Oct. 6, 2005. Family and friends are welcome to call from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2008, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. A memorial service to honor Frank's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the funeral home with Rev. Jasper Smith, retired United Methodist minister, officiating. Military rites will be given be given by the Canton Veterans Honor Guard. Burial will follow the services in Park Cemetery, Canton. Franklin was born on June 4, 1917 in Leolyn, Tioga County, Pa. He was the son of the late Norvin C. and Kathleen (Crawford) Holmes. Frank was a 1935 graduate of Canton High School and attended business school in Pittsburgh, Pa. Frank was a US Army veteran during World War II, he served in the Medical Corps and was captured and became a P.O.W. during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Frank became owner operator of Holmes Lumber Company in Canton along with his brothers. He was a charter member of the Wheel Inn, was a member of both Canton Lodge # 415 and Scottish Rite, and was a member of the Eagles Mere Country Club and Canton VFW Post 714. He attended the First Presbyterian Church of Troy with his wife Mary Franklin. He is survived by: his sister, Ella Jane Frey of Palm Bay, Fla.; his nieces and nephews, Janice (Michael) Dieffenbach of Canton, Pa., Rodman C. Holmes and companion Carol Hurd of Hope Sound, Fla., Norvin (Donna) Holmes of Canton, Kathleen (Garry) Baumunk of Canton, Pa.; his brothers-in-law, G. Richard Morris and W. Thomas (Dixie) Morris, both of Troy, Pa. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary, his stepson Robert G. Childs, Jr., his brothers: Norwin, Rodman, Crawford, Kenneth, and Edwin Holmes, and his nephew Robert Holmes. Contributions may be made in Franklin's memory to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the  American Cancer Society, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. - Towanda Daily Review, 5 Mar 2008

NORVIN C. (BILL) HOLMES JR., 67, of 231 Northwest 49th Avenue, Plantation, Fla., formerly of Canton, died Friday (Mar. 2, 1979) at the Veterans Hospital in Miami, Fla.  He was born Aug. 19, 1911 in Leolyn, Lycoming County, a son of Norvin and Kathleen Crawford Holmes, Sr.  Mr. Holmes retired from the lumber industry in 1958.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton, a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club and the Wheel Inn, Inc. of Ralston, the Fort Lauderdale Moose Lodge and the Fort Lauderdale VFW.  He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Air Force.  Mr. Holmes is survived by a brother, Franklin, of Canton; a sister, Ella Jane Frey, with whom he lived; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, with the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROBERT B. HOLMES, 61, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Canton, died peacefully while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Crawford Kith family cottage located on Canton Lake (Lake Nepahawin).  Bob was born on Oct. 6, 1940, in Canton, one of five children born to the late Rodman C. and Ethel F. Keagle Holmes.  Bob was a graduate of Canton High School class of 1958.  In 1959 he enlisted with the U.S. Army and shortly following his honorable discharge was called back to the Army to serve during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Bob then returned home to Canton, where he worked as a truck driver for various companies throughout the area.  In the 1970s he moved to Florida and made Fort Lauderdale his new home.  While there Bob accepted a position with Weyerhaeuser Lumber Corp., where he worked for many years until his retirement in 2001.  In his younger years he loved racing stock cars at the VFW Speedway in East Towanda, the Chemung Speedrome in Chemung, N.Y., and the Hialeah and West Palm Beach Speedways in Florida.  He was an avid NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed “The King,” Richard Petty, Bob loved life and lived it to its fullest.  He was a gentle, quiet man who was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone in need.  He will be dearly missed by his loving family, many friends and co-workers.  He is survived by four sons, Brian Holmes of Daytona, Fla., and Shawn, Tra and Shane Holmes, all of Fort Lauderdale; a daughter, Galenda Dodson, currently serving with the U.S. Navy; several step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren; two sisters, Janice (Michael) Dieffenbach and Kathleen (Garry) Baumunk, all of Canton; two brothers, Rodman Jr. (Carol) Holmes of Hobe Sound, Fla., and Norvin Sr. (Donna) Holmes of Canton; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; an uncle, Franklin Holmes of Canton; an aunt, Ella Jane Frey of Palm Bay, Fla.; and his beloved dog, Bijou.  He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, in February of 2002.  In honoring Bob’s wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral services.  A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Crawford Kith family cottage on Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m.  A private burial will be held at the Park Cemetery, Canton.  The family will provide flowers; those who wish to direct memorials in Mr. Holmes’ memory may send them to a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements are under the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HOODLETT –EMMA JO PACKARD died peacefully at her home in Binghamton September 29, 2007.  Born in 1923 she was raised in Florida and came to Canton after marrying Les Packard.  She and her husband loved the Canton area and they were especially fond of their home on Armenia Mountain.  Upon Mr. Packard’s retirement, they returned to Florida where they enjoyed many happy years.  After her husband’s death, she lived eight years with her family in Binghamton.  She enjoyed taking walks, watching deer in the woods, playing bingo and shopping with her friends and returning to Canton for occasional visits.  Surviving are daughter, Vicki; son-in-law, Gerald; grandchildren, Kara and Keely Latopolski.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Valerie in 1976 and husband Leslie in 1999.  Mrs. Packard will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  In memory of Jo’s life, please consider donating to the charity of your choice.  A graveside service will be held on November 2 at 2 p.m. at the Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

Marvin Dallas HOOVER, age 81, of RR 2, Canton PA died May 12, 1997.  Marvin was born November 10, 1915 in Montezuma, IN the son of Robert and Sara Hebb Hoover.  At the age of 17, Marvin began a show business career that spanned over 23 years on the road.  His “Ford Act” was well known as one of the greatest comedy acts.  Marvin played throughout North America for large audiences in all venues and he enjoyed long term associations with many of the best known entertainers of the times.  His act could “follow any show or act” and still entertain an audience.  Marvin proudly served his country during WW II in Burma.  After the war, he resumed his career in show business and met Harriett Julia Palmer.  They were married in 1946.  Marvin and Harriett were recently honored in a celebration of family and friends for their 50th wedding anniversary.  Marvin’s love and commitment to family prompted him to retire from show business in 1953.  He was invited and continued to do small engagements yearly such as the Macy’s Parade.  Leaving the road and show business to settle in Canton, PA, Marvin began Bradford County Sanitation service along with other career and business interests in Troy, PA.  On October 1963, Marvin and his wife Harriett purchased the P.S. King Hardware Store.  Renaming it Hoover’s Hardware & Gift Shop, this business and Marvin and Harriett became community business leaders.  For the last 45 years, in Troy, Marvin has been highly respected among the community for his service, as a friend and as a business and family man.  Always a devoted husband and father, Marvin also established several successful careers.  Today the growth of his plans and business are being carried on by his sons in Troy and Canton, PA.  Marvin’s semi-retirement was enjoyed with grandchildren, travel, and many personal and community interests.  He was a member of the Trojan Masonic Lodge #306 F & AM, Canton Moose Lodge #429, and the Williamsport Elks.  He was a veteran of WW II and was a member of the Troy American Legion Post #49 and the troy VFW Post #8675.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Harriett (Palmer) Hoover; children, Sandy and Capt. Richard Sturge of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Greg and Kim Hoover of Syracuse, NY, Rick and Beverly Hoover of Troy, PA, Laurie and Major David Heininger of Tampa, FL, and Crist &I Diane Palmer of RR 2 Canton, PA; grandchildren, Leanne Hoover, Darien Hoover, Katie Heininger, Nathan Palmer, Nicholas Palmer and Heather Palmer; mother-in-law, Mabel Rickard of RR 2, Canton, PA; sister, Fannie Hall of Clinton, IN; sister-in-law, Marjorie Hoover of Montezuma, IN.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 pm.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating.   Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 or the Canton Ambulance Assoc, PO Box 38, Canton, PA 17724.

MISS FLORENCE M. HOPKINS, 71, of Crestview Court, RD 1, Athens, died Wednesday, April 16, 1986 at her home.  Miss Hopkins was born Jan. 13, 1915 in Canton, Bradford County, Pa., a daughter of Zelroy and Helen Rockwell Hopkins.  She was retired as a secretary from Dunn and Bradstreet in Elmira.  Miss Hopkins was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elmira.  She is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Harold (Shirley) Porter of Canton, who was raised with Florence, by Miss Hopkins’ parents.  There are many other cousins surviving.  Funeral and committal services, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Donald Rockwell, pastor of the Fassett Baptist Church and her cousin officiating.  Interment will be in the Park Cemetery in Canton.  Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church in care of Martha Kress, RD, Gillett, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MELVIN HOPKINS age 80 of Chicago, Ill., Sunday October 14, 19733.  No calling hours.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, Rev. C. David Jones officiating.  Interment Park Cemetery in Canton.  Survived by wife, Winifred Hopkins; daughter, Beatrice D. Landers; sons, Bryon Jack and James B. Hopkins, Maxwell H.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1973

HUFFMASTER –CLARA ANN ZEIGLER, 62 of Crooks Terrace, Canton died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1993 at home.  She was born July 11, 1931 in Dushore, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Huffmaster.  She is survived by two sons, Cecil Dayton Zeigler Jr. of Canton RR 3; Timothy Joe Zeigler, Canton; two daughters, Donna Smith and Debbie Ann Smith both of Canton; 11 grandchildren and one sister, Alice Sampsell of Turbotville.  Clara was predeceased by her husband, Cecil Dayton Zeigler Sr. on Jan. 2, 1977 and a daughter, Patricia Ana Zeigler on March 11, 1973.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1993 at 40 N. center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ELWYN INGERICK died quietly in Florida, July 27, 1996.  A native of Canton, he and his family relocated to DeLand, FL in 1960.  He was a carpenter and cabinet maker by profession.  His wife, Enid (Morgan) Ingerick, who predeceased him on March 15, 1995, was employed as a bookkeeper as well as being a loving mother and homemaker.  They are survived by a son, Eldyn Ingerick, San Antonio, TX; daughters, Dayle Thorpe, Knoxville, TN, Marsha Dowell, Middleburg, FL, and Rosalie Seals, Nashville, TN; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; brother, Mac Ingerick, Madera Beach, FL; sister, Virginia Feaster, Williamsport; brothers-in-law, Dean Morgan, Canton, Merrill Morgan, Wellsburg, NY and Verne Morgan, Horseheads, NY.  A graveside memorial service for both Elwin and Enid will be conducted August 6, 1996, 10 a.m. at the Park Cemetery in Canton. Rev. Donald Beistline, pastor of Canton Ecumenical Parish and Ward U.M. Churches will officiate.  Arrangements entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

INGERICK –RUTH E. DAVY, 80, Addison, NY, RD 1, formerly of Canton, died May 21, 1989, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY.  She was born July 30, 1908, in Granville Township, the daughter of Louis and Nettie Carl Ingerick.  Mrs. Davy was a homemaker most of her life, and worked at the Belmar Manufacturing, the Crowe Nursing Home, and the Bradford County Manor.  She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, and was a Sunday School Superintendent for many years.  Mrs. Davy was an avid seamstress, quilter, and loved to do crafts.  As a hobby she refurbished dolls.   She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Donald and Nona Davy, Addison, and Merl of Kelmscott, Western Australia; one daughter and son-in-law, Dudley and June Updyke, Horseheads, NY, two brothers, Elwyn Ingerick, Delon Springs, FL, and Mac Ingerick, Madeira Beach, FL; one sister, Virginia Feister, Proctor Star Route, Williamsport; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas, in 1981, and a son Carl; two sisters, Marjery O’Dell and Marcella McNett; and two brothers, Rex and Robert Ingerick.  She and her husband also raised several foster children.  The funeral service was held Wednesday at the Faith Baptist Church in Canton, with the Rev. Robert Prettyman, her pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the Park Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.

INGHAM - Anna Ingham (Mrs. Samuel) Jewell -expired last Sunday evening at her home in Canton, following a long and painful illness, particularly in its latter stages, from Bright’s disease.  She was 50 years old and a woman of many accomplishments and lovable traits of character. She leaves besides her husband, who was formerly of Troy, one daughter, Miss. Lorene Jewell. The funeral was held at the home on Tuesday. Interment was in Canton.
 

DANIEL INNES, Canton, Pa. Sept. 7. – Daniel Innes, one of the best known residents of western Bradford County, died at his home, Caledonia Lodge here Tuesday evening following a number of years of failing health at the age of seventy-three years.  The decedent was born in Linlithgow, Scotland and was a son of Adam and Helen McNiel Innes.  In 1848 when he was about six weeks old his parents left Scotland and came to New London, Conn., where they located and where his father found employment in a tannery, but in October of the same year he removed his family to Ellenville, Ulster County, N.Y., where he took charge of a tannery, purchasing an interest in the same.  In 1865 the family moved to Granville Center, Pa. where his father purchased a tannery and met with a large manner of success.  Daniel went to Grover, Pa. and built a large tannery which he conducted in a highly successful manner. 

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 Afterwards it was sold to the United State Leather Company and for two years following Mr. Innes was the superintendent until the operation was abandoned.  Twenty-six years ago he moved to Canton and built Caledonia Lodge, one of the most beautiful homes in Bradford County, where he has since resided.  Since the death of his father in 1886 Mr. Innes was president of the First National Bank of this place until a few years ago and was prominent in the fraternal and social life of this community for a half century.  He was a man who made many friends.  He had a kind and charitable disposition and was always interested in the building up of the community and his death will be mourned by many.  He was a member of the A. and a. M. Lodge, No. 415 and of the Knights Templar Lodge, of this place and the Troy Chapter and always was a staunch Republican in politics.  He is survived by his widow and three children, Charles A., Edward R. and Mrs. A. E. Dann of this place, besides the following brothers and sisters, John A. Innes of this place; Judson K. Innes of Binghamton; Mrs. James Eastgate of Elmira and Mrs. Helen Mills of Lima, Ohio.  The funeral arrangements have been made.  –Canton Independent Sentinel   (Died in 1921 and buried in Park Cemetery)

INNES –MRS. EDNA INNES DANN, 86.  Services for Mrs. Edna Innes Dann of 87 North Center St., Canton, were held at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Oct. 21, 1969 the Rev. Leonard C. Bergman officiating.  Interment was in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Mrs. Dann died Oct. 18, 1969 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was the widow of Dr. A. E. Dann, former Bradford County corner.  Mrs. Dann was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Canton and a member of the Bradford Chapter, DAR, Canton.  Surviving are a grandson, Thomas E. Dann of Camp Hill, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. D. James Dann of Camp Hill; several nieces and nephews.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Parents:  Daniel and Permilia A. Vroman Innes.  Born 19 October 1883)

INNES Floyd
(Local) The sudden death is reported at Canton of Floyd Innes, son of Daniel Innes, and brother-in-law of Harry Walter of this boro. TGR 1916

MAUDE A. INNES one of Canton’s well known and esteemed residents died at her Center street home on Wednesday morning June 6, 1929 at the age of 44 years.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and active in civic and social affairs of Canton.  The funeral was held on Friday afternoon in charge of the Rev. C. V. Hassler of the Presbyterian Church with burial in Park Cemetery.  Besides a brother, Frederick W. Innes of Baltimore, MD and a sister, Miss Charlotte at home.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LORENE JEWELL, 77, of Canton, died at the Williamsport Hospital, Sunday, March 28, 1971.  Miss Jewell was born in Canton, March 15, 1893 the daughter of Samuel and Anna Ingham Jewell.  She was a member of the Canton Presbyterian Church and the Bradford County Chapter DAR.  She was a housemother at Bucknell University for many years.  She was a resident of the Presbyterian Home in Williamsport since 1967.  There was no funeral service.  A graveside committal service was conducted by rev. Robert A. Allen, her pastor, of the Covenant Central Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  The Morse Funeral Home in Canton was in charge of arrangements. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CLIFFORD L. JOHNS, 60, of RR 2 Box 365A, Canton, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1993, at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born July 13, 1933, in Waterloo, N.Y., a son of Lawrence E. and Goldie Rebecca Young Johns.  Clifford was a farmer, having worked for Archie Monroe in Sylvania for 20 years before retiring in December of 1981 due to ill health.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean conflict.  Surviving are his father, Lawrence E. Johns, Troy; his wife of 20 years, Ruth Short Johns; five sons; Ernest L. Johns, Canton RR 2, Charles David VanZile, Canton, Donald A. Johns, Millerton, Harold J. VanZile, Columbia Cross Roads, and Charlie L. Johns, at home; two daughters; Helen M. Williammee, Blossburg, and Lena M. VanZile, Sayre; seven grandchildren; Matthew, Emagene, Kimberly, Mikey, Randy, Allen and Shawna; two brothers; Larry Johns Jr., Troy and James Johns, Lyons, N.Y.; two sisters; Elsie Cullinan, Lyons, N.Y., and Lillian Wood; Alba; several nieces and nephews.  Clifford was predeceased by his mother, Goldie Johns in 1972; his step-mother, Myrtle Johns on April 25, 1993; and a son.  Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1993, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center Street, Canton, Pa.  The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Bender, pastor of the Morris Run Mennonite Church, officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  (Buried Park Cemetery, Canton) –Towanda Daily Review.

JOHNSON - On the afternoon of Friday, March 14, 2008, Mary Louise (Johnson) Preston of Canton died quietly at the home of her daughter after a brave battle with cancer. She was 75 years of age. Born in Meadville, Pa., on Aug. 16, 1932, she was the daughter of Erling and Esther (Wygle) Johnson. During her youth the family moved to Canton. Mary Lou graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1950. She attended Mansfield State College (now Mansfield University), graduating with the Class of 1954. That same year she married Phillip S. Preston, and together they raised a daughter. Phillip died just one day shy of their 50th anniversary. For nearly 29 years, Mrs. Preston served as a teacher with the Canton Area School District. After retiring she continued to enlighten young minds as a volunteer at the Son-Shine Christian School in Canton. Mary Lou was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord, and was an active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, singing faithfully in the choir for as long as her heath permitted. Her love of music was further expressed through her involvement with the Canton Music Club as well as with a traveling entertainment troupe known as The Late Bloomers. She had been a member of the Canton Civic Club as well as Canton Chapter No. 71 OES. Mrs. Preston was also a frequent volunteer at the Canton Senior Center. Her pleasant smile and soft-spoken demeanor endeared her to all who knew her. She also enjoyed flower gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. She had an affection for all of God's creatures, including the birds and squirrels that inhabited her back yard, and the homeless cats begging at her doorstep. She treated them all with grace and generosity. Mrs. Preston is survived by her mother, Esther Biddle, and daughter, Jane Preston (and John) Riggs, all of Canton; grandchildren, Amy Riggs (and Eric) Weaver of Centre Hall, Pa., and Eric Riggs of Lock Haven, Pa.; sisters Gayle Johnson Evans of Canton and Patricia Johnson (and Stephen) Paisner of Leawood, Kan.; and sisters-in-law, Audrey Johnson and Anne Preston, both of Canton. Her extended family includes Sandy Most, David Preston, Noelle (and George) Schoonover and Lucas Evans, all of Canton, Nancy Preston (and Doug Lockwood) of Ithaca, N.Y., Rachael Evans of Cleveland, Ohio, Renee Evans of Everett, Wash., and Alyxandra Paisner and Sydnee Paisner, both of Leawood. She was preceded in death by her father, Erling Johnson, in 1991; brother, Noel Johnson, in 1997; husband, Phillip S. Preston, in 2004; brother-in-law, L. Manley Preston, in 2008; and stepfather, Fidello Biddle, in 1980. In accordance with Mrs. Preston's wishes there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service at 11 a.m. April 19 at the Park Cemetery in Canton, The Rev. Jerry Schmidt will officiate. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home of Canton. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 3/16/2008.

JOHONNIS - TAYLOR, FREDARICA J.,   Fredarica J. Taylor, Canton, died May 15, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She was born in East Canton, a daughter of Fred E. and Ethel Clinton Johonnis.  She and her husband, James H. Taylor who predeceased her in 1985, operated an insurance agency in Canton from 1939 until 1973.  Surviving are two sons, James Holland Taylor Jr. of Winfield, and Robert L. Taylor of Sayre; a daughter, Miss Cynthia J. Taylor, Keeseville, NY; her mother, Mrs. Ethel Johannis of Canton; sister, Mrs. Richard (Lillian) Carmen of RD3, Troy; four grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Floyd and Marie Taylor of Canton and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on May 18 with Rev. Richard M.Barner, her pastor, officiating and interment to be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Memorial donations can be directed to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the Association for Retarded Citizens.  (TGR May 21, 1987)

THOMAS JONES.  Funeral arrangements have been completed for Thomas S. Jones, 68, of Canton RD 2, who died unexpectedly, at the Troy Community Hospital of a heart attack Friday evening, October 3, 1975.  Mr. Jones was admitted to the hospital as a medical patient on Sept. 25.  He was born in Sayre on Dec. 20, 1906, the son of Floyd and Louise H. Fellows Jones.  His mother died on May 12 of this year.  Mr. Jones was a retired merchant and at one time was active and prominent in various associations in Canton.  He was the former of the Ben Franklin five and ten cent store in Canton and prior to World War II he operated a five and ten cent store in Blossburg.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the Canton Lodge No. 415 F and AM and a member of the Williamsport Consistory.  He was also a charter member of the Canton Ambulance Assn. which he helped to establish.  At the time of his death, he was an employee of the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  His wife, the late Dorothea C. Jones died on July 24 of this years.  Surviving are an aunt, Mrs. Nellie Holcombe of Burlington and several cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Duane Taylor, pastor of the LeRoy Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

THOMASINA JONES.  Former Canton Girl Dies, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones of Blossburg, formerly of Canton, died at the Blossburg State Hospital Friday evening, Sept. 29, 1939, after an illness of several weeks.  Besides her parents she is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Walter Coon of Canton and Mrs. Louise May of Blossburg.  The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Coon, Tuesday at 2 p.m. and at the Canton Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Park Cemetery, Canton.  The Rev. W. J. Cartman of the Watkins Glen, Presbyterian Church, former minister of the Canton Presbyterian Church will officiate.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

JUNGQUIST -MRS. BERTHA MASON, 78, formerly of Canton, died Wed. afternoon Apr. 30, 1958 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y.  Mrs. Mason and her husband, the late Joseph B. Mason were residents of Canton, from 1899 until 1944, at the time of his death, Mrs. Mason was al lifetime member of the First Baptist Church.  She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Elsie Brion of Geneseo, N.Y., Mrs. Bertha Yarbrough of Stratford, Conn.  3 sons, Joseph of Elmira, William and Carl of Canton;  2 brothers, John Jungquist of Wellsboro and Joseph Jungquist of Jamestown, N.Y., 1 sister Miss Elizabeth Jungquist of Jamestown, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren..  Burial Sat. at 2 p.m. Park Cemetery, Canton. (Parents Peter and Margerita Jungquist)

KEAGLE –MRS. ETHEL F. HOLMES, of 34 S. Minnequa Ave., Canton, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, at her home.  Mrs. Holmes was born Feb. 12, 1910 in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa., the daughter of Grant and Ida Mase Keagle.  She was retired as a private nurse.  She previously worked at the former Ross Maternity Home in Canton and as a former substitute nurse for the Canton Community Nursing Service and also, the Canton Area School District.  She was a past member of the former Canton United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Janice) Dieffenbach and Mrs. Garry (Kathleen) Baumunk, both of Canton; a son, Rodman C. Holmes, Jr. of Hobe Springs, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert B. and Dorothy Holmes of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Norvin G. and Donna Holmes, Sr. of Canton.  Seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Mrs. Holmes was predeceased by her husband, Rodman C. Holmes, Sr. on Oct. 29, 1963.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, officiating.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o’clock.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Ethel’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

KELLEY J. Harry Kelley

died at his home in Wellsville, NY.  He was born in Canton 51 years ago and received his education in the public schools of this place.  He began a career as a banker in Troy then became Cashier of the First National Bank of Athens, also serving as Bradford County Treasurer.  He then went to Wellsville and became president of the bank there.  His ashes were interred in Park Cemetery.     The Canton Sentinel 1933

 

WESLEY E. KELLEY, 72, of Canton RD 2, died Monday, June 17, 1963 at the Blossburg State Hospital following a short illness.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. William Eckman of Alba; a brother, Joseph Kelly of Binghamton, one granddaughter.  Funeral services were held at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Donald Rahtjen pastor of the First Methodist Church officiated, and burial was in Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

J. HARRY KELLEY died at his home in Wellsville, NY. (1933) He was born in Canton 51 years ago and received his education in the public schools of this place.  He began a career as a baker in Troy then became Cashier of the First National Bank of Athens, also serving as Bradford County Treasurer.  He hen went to Wellsville and became president of the bank there.  His ashes were interred in Park Cemetery. –Canton Independent-Sentinel 10/24/2013 (80 years ago-1933)

PAUL K. KELLY, 41, of 176 Troy St., Canton, Wednesday, July 31, 1957.  Survived by parents, Mrs. Alice Kelly of Canton, Wesley Kelly of Elmira; daughter, Paulette Kelly of Canton; uncle, Howard Smith of Van Etten; aunt, Mrs. William Eckman of Alba, Pa.  Body at Morse funeral Home, Canton.  Calling hours; after 4 p.m. today.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul Fattaruso.  Interment Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

VOLNEY W. KELTZ, 57, of 9 Canton Street, Canton died at the Troy Community Hospital early Tuesday morning, April 16, 1963, after a brief illness.  He was born in Canton, June 17, 1905, a son of Eugene and Margetta Spaulding Keltz.  Deceased was general manager of the S. E. Williams of Canton, Inc., plant at Mansfield.  He was a special police officer of Canton Borough for a number of years.  He was a life member of Innes Hose Company.  He is survived by his wife, Edna King Keltz; two sons, Ward V. of the United States Coast Guard stationed in Texas; John E. of Gillett; a daughter, Miss Beverly Keltz at home; five grandchildren; a brother, John Keltz of Spring Brook Drive, Canton; one sister, Miss Lillian Keltz of Elmira, N.Y.  Funeral services will be held at the Kleese Funeral Home, Center Street, Canton, Friday, April 19 at two p.m., with the Rev. Donald F. Rahtjen, pastor of the Canton Methodist Church officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Burial was in Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RUSH D. KENNEDY, 59, died unexpected at his home at 76 Sullivan St., Canton, Thursday morning, January 21, 1965.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Canton; a life member of the Innes Hose Company; he was a partner in Kennedy and Hoagland trucking firm here and was associated 15 years with the J. R. Watkins Co. and had worked boro Canton Borough for four years.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ollie Woodcock Kennedy; two sons, William of Canton and Gene of Canton RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Harold Gibson of Binghamton and two grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Donald Rahtjen.  Interment was in Park Cemetery in Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

KENNEDY Rush D.
Age 59, unexpectedly at his home, 76 Sullivan St., Canton, Thursday, Jan 21, 1965. Body at Morse Funeral Home, Canton. Calling hours: Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and interment service there Saturday at 2 pm, the Rev. Donald Rahtjen, Park Cemetery, Canton. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ollie Woodcock Kennedy; sons, William of Canton and Gene of Canton RD 1; one sister, Mrs. Harold Gibson of Binghamton; two grandchildren. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and a life member of the Innes Hose Company..

KIFF John N.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born April 15, 1922 in Troy, PA, the son of the late Delos E. and Lucy (Cease) Kiff, died
on Sunday, May 23, 2010 very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 88. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Doris (Lowery); beloved children, Donald J. "Pete" Kiff of Elmira, NY; Janette (Donald) Zeigler of Horseheads, NY; Robert Besanceney of Naples, Fl; Marilou Besanceney of Webster, NY; adored grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) DeRise, Preston Kiff, Parker Kiff; Lisa (Mark) Lambert, Andrea Schumaker; much-loved great grandchildren, Nicolas Fidurko, Ryan Fidurko and Alexis Lambert; along with several nieces and nephews. John proudly served in the US Army from 1942-1945 and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired from Sperry-Univac after several years of dedicated service as a field engineer and also retired form the Chemung County Court System. He was a lifetime member of the VFW post # 6083 in Elmira Heights, NY and was a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154 Elmira Heights, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00PM and on Friday, May 28, 2010 from 10:00 to 11:00AM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 11:00AM. The Reverend Anne L. Mowrey will celebrate John's services. Interment will follow in the Park Cemetery Canton, PA where the honor squad from the VFW Post #714 Canton will accord Mr. Kiff military honors.  Thank you - The Kiff family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff on 2B at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their outstanding love and care given to John. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 25, 2010

KIFF John N.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born April 15, 1922 in Troy, PA, the son of the late Delos E. and Lucy (Cease) Kiff, died
on Sunday, May 23, 2010 very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 88. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Doris (Lowery); beloved children, Donald J. "Pete" Kiff of Elmira, NY; Janette (Donald) Zeigler of Horseheads, NY; Robert Besanceney of Naples, Fl; Marilou Besanceney of Webster, NY; adored grandchildren, Sarah (Jason) DeRise, Preston Kiff, Parker Kiff; Lisa (Mark) Lambert, Andrea Schumaker; much-loved great grandchildren, Nicolas Fidurko, Ryan Fidurko and Alexis Lambert; along with several nieces and nephews. John proudly served in the US Army from 1942-1945 and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He retired from Sperry-Univac after several years of dedicated service as a field engineer and also retired form the Chemung County Court System. He was a lifetime member of the VFW post # 6083 in Elmira Heights, NY and was a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154 Elmira Heights, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00PM and on Friday, May 28, 2010 from 10:00 to 11:00AM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 11:00AM. The Reverend Anne L. Mowrey will celebrate John's services. Interment will follow in the Park Cemetery Canton, PA where the honor squad from the VFW Post #714 Canton will accord Mr. Kiff military honors.  Thank you - The Kiff family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff on 2B at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their outstanding love and care given to John. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 25, 2010

KILBORN –MRS. AVENA KILBORN KINCH age 74, of 32 N. Center St., Canton, Pa., Monday, May 30, 1966, suddenly in Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  Friends may call at Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Donald F. Rahtjen, pastor of First Methodist Church, Canton.  Park Cemetery, Canton.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. A. R. Novaczyk of Horseheads; sons, J. w. Kinch of Baltimore, Md., Gerald K. Kinch of Sayre; four grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Harriet Allen of Canton, Mrs. Elsie K. Williams of Roaring Branch RD 2; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Canton; member of Canton W.C.T.U.; at one time she was employed by W.W. Gleckners and Son’s of Canton.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1966

KILBOURN –ELEANOR ELLIOTT, 81.  During the early morning hours of Saturday, March 2, 2002, Canton area resident Eleanor (Kilbourn) Elliott died quietly at Bradford County Manor.  She was slightly more than a month away from her 82nd birthday.  Born in Leolyn, Tioga County, on April 10, 1920, she was one of nine children born to Lloyd G. and Ida O. (Williams) Kilbourn.  Eleanor was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1937, and for a few years thereafter was employed at the soda fountain shop, which was located at Main and North Center Streets.  During World War II Eleanor answered our country’s call by enlisting in the U.S. Navy as one of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).  After the hostilities ended she returned home, where she met local businessman Robert F. Elliott.  They were united in marriage in 1946.  For more than 20 years Eleanor worked side-by-side with her husband.  Together they traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada, serving as appraisers of architecture and mechanical equipment for insurance companies.  They shared 48 years together until Robert’s passing in April of 1994.  Eleanor was quite knowledgeable with regard to local history, and had been a member of both the Bradford County and the Canton Historical Societies.  She enjoyed preserving bits and pieces of local history in her scrapbooks.  For many years she was an active member of the former First Presbyterian Church of Canton (now Canton Ecumenical Parish).  A friendly and sociable lady, she always made time to enjoy the company of her family and friends.  Eleanor is survived by her brother, Lawrence (Shirley) Kilbourn of Roaring Branch RR 1; sister, Frances Groover of Canton RR 2; and step-granddaughter, Vicki (and Carroll) May of Ohio; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Robert, Eleanor was preceded in death by her brothers, Perry and Gerald Kilbourn, and sisters Irene Woodward, Elizabeth Stoddard, Aileen Herman and Marguerite Hagar.  A memorial service will be conducted from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dean Walrath officiating.  There will be a time of visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private. (Park Cemetery, Canton)  Contributions in Eleanor’s memory may be directed to the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton; Western Alliance Emergency Services, PO Box 12, Troy, Pa.; the Innes Hose Co., PO Box 72, Canton, Pa or the Park Cemetery Association, 16 E. Tioga St., Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KINCH Raymond
Raymond Kinch Is Found Dead -     Police chief Rickard Finds Body in Car
The community was shocked Tuesday morning to learn of the untimely death of Raymond Kinch, 39, who died during the night, a victim of suffocation from carbon monoxide gas.  His daughters, Joyce and Joan, became alarmed when they found notes left by Mr. Kinch indicating that he was contemplating self-destruction. At about midnight they called their mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kinch, who had been living away from the home for the past few months. At 1:15 am Mrs. Kinch called Police Chief Joseph Rickard and explained their anxiety. Police Chief Rickard went to the Kinch home on Minnequa avenue and after questioning the family and learning that no guns were missing, decided that the logical place to look for Mr. Kinch would be the family car. The car was found at 2:00 am by Police Chief Rickard in the garage of the Canton Creamery where Mr. Kinch had been employed. In a statement by Chief Rickard he said that the motor was still running, the car was locked and it was necessary for him to break a window to get the car open. He found the body of Mr. Kinch slumped over the wheel. A hose attached to the exhaust pipe had been run inside the car. Chief Rickard said the Dr. L. E. Slingerland was the physician who examined the body and pronounced Mr. Kinch dead. Gerald Vickery county coroner issued a verdict of suicide.  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth, and two daughters, Joyce and Joan, seniors in Canton High School; a son, Allan, serving with the United States Navy; his mother, Mrs. Elsie Kinch and a brother, Roy Kinch, both of Los Angeles, Calif. The body is at the Morse Funeral home where friends may call and where services will be held Thursday at 2 pm. The Rev. Donald Gardner will officiate and interment will be in Park Cemetery.

KITCHEN –LUCY F. SUPULSKI, 83, of Bridge Street, Towanda, formerly of Millerton, Pa., died on Saturday, June 1, 1996, at the town and Country Personal Care Home, Towanda.  She was the widow of Joseph B. Supulski.  Mrs. Supulski was born April 12, 1913, at LeRoy, Pa. the daughter of the late Earl and Frances Meeker Kitchen.  She was a homemaker and a former member of the Independent Baptist Church, Mosherville, Pa.  Surviving are a daughter; Pauline South, Milan, Pa.; sons and daughter-in-law, Stanley Supulski, Elmira, N.Y.; Lawrence and Ada Supulski, Medina, N.Y.; Leo Supulski, Millerton, Pa.; brother; Jesse Kitchen, Beaver Dams, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Sweet; and a son, Joseph Supulski.  There will be no calling hours.  Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review.  (Buried Park Cemetery, Canton.)

KITSON –MRS. DOROTHY K. MASON, 82, of 15 N. Center St., Canton, passed Monday, Feb. 17, 1986 at the Darway Nursing Home.  Mrs. Mason was born May 31, 1903 at Morris Run, the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Reed Kitston.  She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ.  Surviving are one son, Richard (Dick) Mason of Stephenville, Texas, one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Chaapel of Las Cruces, New Mexico; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Belle Kramer of Williamsport; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Vivian Kitson of Tonawanda, N.Y.   Nieces and nephews also survive.  Mrs. Mason was predeceased by her husband, William on June 16, 1977.  The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. David Morris, her pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be forwarded to the Canton Community Nursing Service or the Canton Ambulance Association or a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

NELSON A. KNIFFIN, 60, of Carmel, NY, formerly of Canton, died May 21, 1984, at the Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel.  Mr. Kniffin was born Aug. 26, 1923 in Canton, the son of Lloyd and Esther Huber Kniffin.  He is survived by his wife, the former Maria Zielnik, whom he married in France in 1945.  Also surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Mark (Mary Ann) Reese, of Springville, CA.  Mrs. Harry (Josette) Bender, of Bayside, NY, Mrs. Thomas (Jacqueline) Zangari, of Sunbury, and Miss Annie Kniffin and Miss Nicole Kniffin, both of Carmel; one son, Alan Kniffin of Farmingdale, NY; seven grandchildren; a sister, Miss Edna Kniffin, of Canton; a brother and sister-in-law, Seth and Billie Kniffin, of Elkhart, IN, an aunt, six nieces and nephews and six cousins.  Mr. Kniffin graduated from Canton High School in 1941 and served with the U.S. Military Government.  He graduated from Penn state in 1951 and was employed by the Union Carbide Corp. for 33 years.  He was a past member of the Nassau County Camera Club on Long Island, was a present member and officer of the Union Carbide/Candlewood Camera Club in Danbury, CT, and a three-star member of the Photographic Society of America.  He has won numerous awards in nation wide photography competition.  Funeral services were held Thursday from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, pastor of the Ward United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Park Cemetery in Canton.  Memorial donations may be forwarded to the Damien Dutton Society for Leprosy Aid, 618 Bedford Ave., Belmore, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SETH A. KNIFFIN, 90, Minnequa Heights, Canton RD 2, died at his home March 5, 1974.  Funeral services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, Friday at 11 a.m.  Officiating will be the Rev. Earl P. Muller, Fredonia, N.Y., former pastor of the First Baptist Church, Canton.  Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday after 7 p.m.  Ralph P. Kleese, Funeral Director, Canton, Pa.

KRISE - Charles E. Krise, 85, of 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. Born Sept. 11, 1922 in Canton, to Charles Robert and Elizabeth Swayze Krise. He married Shirley Walton Krise on May 25, 1949. He served proudly in the United States Navy during WWII, where he earned the rank of Chief Machinist Mate. A member of Canton V.F.W. Post 714 he was the Post Commander and National Aide-De-Camp in 1973-1974. Prior to owning the Ben Franklin Store in Canton he owned Krise Motor Co. with his brother, Rod. He was actively involved in Boy Scouting achieving the Silver Beaver Award and the Scouters Key. Charles was a member of the Old Possessions Hunting Club for 40 years. Mr. Krise served as the Mayor of Canton, as did his grandfather Gustavus Ferdinand Krise. Charles was a former member of the Church of Christ Disciples and the Ward Methodist Church in Canton. He was a current member of the First United Methodist Church in Williamsport. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Shirley Walton Krise. He is survived by children, Lucinda Krise, Dr. William (Theresa) Krise, Charles Robert (Sandra) Krise, and Susan Krise. Also surviving are four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His last years were spent at the Williamsport Home, where he was the President of the Peer Advocacy Group. His time there was enriched by the caring staff. A celebration of Charles’ life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Ward United Methodist Church, Canton. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Ward U.M. Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, PO Box 233, Canton, PA 17724. Morse & Kleese Funeral Home. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 25 April 2008

ROBERT KRISE - Robert (Rod) Krise, 75, of Troy RR 2, died Monday, November 9, 1992 at Troy Community Hospital. He was born September 17, 1917 in Canton, PA, son of Robert and Elizabeth Swayze Krise. In his younger years he trained and sold work horses with his father, Bob Krise.  He served with the US Coast Guard with the Mounted Beach Patrol during World War II for three and one-half years.  He earned the Victory Medal, the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He worked for five years with his father, Bob, and for 10 years for his brother, Charles at Krise Motor Co. in Canton.  Following that he had an automobile parts store in Canton. He then moved to Cottonwood, AZ where he owned a laundromat and was a cowboy. Mr. Krise was a horse trainer and director of the Troy Area Horsemen's Association. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Krise, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Joe Grady of Mesa, AZ; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Eleanor Krise of Terry, MT and the Rev. Robert and Diana Krise of Mesa, AZ; four grandchildren; a stepdaughter and son-in-law, Carole and Nick DeLauro of Troy; three step-children and three step-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Shirley Krise of Canton; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Castle Krise and brother, James Krise. Funeral services were held November 13 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Park Cemetery, Canton. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Area Horsemen's Association, in care of Mrs. Katie Brown, 465 Pospect St., Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, November 19, 1992)

KUHN –DONNA M. STILTNER, 52 of Canton, PA the wife of the Rev. Theodore H. Stiltner was called home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, October 7, 2006 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Donna Marie Kuhn was born on November 19, 1953 in Gloversville, NY, she was a daughter of Ruth (Senft) Kuhn and the late David Kuhn.  After graduating from Pine Crest High School, Donna attended Pine Crest Bible School in Salisbury, NY before she served as a missionary in Mexico and Costa Rica for several years.  Donna’s life was guided by her faith in the Lord.  She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and caring for family and home were most important in her life.  Donna enjoyed times spent with family and was an avid reader.  In addition to her mother, Ruth Kuhn of Johnstown, NY, surviving are her beloved husband, Ted at home; two daughters, Joy Shay (Fiancée, Alan Williams) and Miriam (Jeremey) Wilcox, all of Canton; a son, David Stiltner (Wednesday) of Summersville, Mass.; five grandchildren, Jordyn, Kayla, Jillian and Katie Shay and Abigail Stiltner; two sisters, Beverly Bowman of Mercer, Pa and Ruth Esther O’Kol of Oak Park, Ill. And a niece, Rachel O’Kol of Philadelphia.  Mrs. Stiltner was predeceased by her father, David Kuhn and a sister, Lynn Seaman.  Her family invites friends to call from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday October 11 at the East Canton United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Thomas Worth and the Rev. Jay Morris officiating.  Burial will follow in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.  –Troy Gazette-Register

LAMB, MARTIN H.,   Martin H. Lamb, 90, of Millerton, RD2, died October 1, 1986 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira.  He was born March 4, 1896 in Armenia Township, Bradford County, the son of William and Bertha Barnes Lamb Sr.  He was a veteran of World War I and was a retired laborer.  He is survived by his sisters, Sophia Luckey of the Bradford County Manor and Florence Button of Ithaca, NY; several nieces and nephews; good friends, Lucy Supulski and Anna Sweet.  He was predeceased by two sisters and four brothers.  Funeral services were held October 3 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  (TGR Oct.9, 1986)

LANDON –CHARLOTTE L. SHOEMAKER, 67, Canton RD 2, died Jan. 29, 1987 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  She was born July 20, 1919 in North Union, Pa.  She was the widow of Duane A. Shoemaker, who predeceased her in 1977.  Mrs. Shoemaker is survived by a son, Paul Stalker, Hammondsport, N.Y.; stepson, Michael Shoemaker of Muncy; stepdaughters, Dana Kepler of Gillette, Wyoming and Sheryl Jennings of LeRoy; a brother, Roy Landon of North Union; sister, Myrtle VanDyke of Canton and father-in-law, Arthur Shoemaker of Canton.  Several step-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces also survive.  She was a real estate broker and owner of Shoemaker Real estate, Canton.  Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton.  During her life she was active in church and community affairs.  A memorial service of worship will be held Sunday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Canton.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the memorial fund of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.  (Buried Park Cemetery, Canton.)

ROBERT B. LANDON, a meat cutter by occupation, and who boarded at the Hotel Smith, died last Sunday evening, (Jan. 1916) after a brief illness.  He was forty years old and is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Ryan, a son Lewis E. Landon, all of this city, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merton C. Landon of Canton, Pa., a sister Mrs. Earl Hailey, of Starkey, and three brothers, Harry Landon of Elmira Heights, Hiram Landon of Canton, Pa., and Elory Landon of Pasadena, Cal.  The remains were removed Wednesday morning to Canton, where the funeral was held at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merton C. Landon.  –Elmira Newspaper.  (Buried Park Cemetery, Canton.)

CHARLES C. LEE, a Pennsylvania railroad telegraph operator, died of a heart attack Wednesday noon (Nov. 30, 1938).  He is survived by a daughter, Betty, of Canton; two sons, Robert, of the United States Navy, stationed in Cuba; and John, of Canton; two brothers, Clyde, of Philadelphia, and Banshi W. of Cleveland; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Boughton, of Troy; two half-brothers, Allison Fay, of Troy and Francis, of Corning; two half-sisters, Mrs. Winona Pierce and Mrs. Lucille Hewitt, both of Troy.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 at Collins and Stull’s undertaking parlors, and burial will be made in Park Cemetery.  Rev. L. A. Guiles will be the officiating clergyman.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LEE –MRS. ELIZABETH J. ELLIOTT, 56, of Canton RD 2, died Tuesday in Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness (Dec. 12, 1978).  She was born May 25, 1922 in Canton, the daughter of Charles and Olive Jenkins Lee.  Betty graduated from Canton High School, Jefferson School of Nursing in Philadelphia and Mansfield State College.  She was a very active member of the Canton Presbyterian Church, which is now called the Canton Ecumenical Parish, where she served as an elder.  She was also an active member of the Canton Music Club, the Canton Order of the Eastern Star and the Pennsylvania School Nurses Association.  She is survived by her husband, Lorimer Elliott; one brother, Jack B. of Harrisburg; her mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elliott; several nieces and one nephew and numerous friends.  A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Canton Ecumenical Parish with the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish, the Canton Ambulance Association or the American Cancer Society.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Buried Park Cemetery, Canton)

JOHN E. ‘JACK’ LEE, 86, Wellsboro, died June 5, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born February 1, 1915, in Canton, he was the son of Charles and Olive Jenkins Lee.  He was a former resident of Canton and Camp Hill; was a retired engineer for the PA Railroad.  Mr. Lee was a member of the Wellsboro Moose #1147, and enjoyed playing cards and walking.  Surviving are his son, John E. “Jack” Lee, Orwigsburg, grandchildren, Lorie Ann MacBlane-Hoover, Robert Charles and Barbara MacBlane, all of Elmira and Tom and Anna Austin, Germany; six great-grandchildren; Olivia Elaine Hoover, Margaret MacBlane, and Michael MacBlane.  Preceding him in death were his wife, Beatrice Knapp Lee, August 2, 1996; daughter, Donna J. Austin.  Funeral services were held at the Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, June 8 with the Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating.  Burial was made in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Memorial donations may be made to the Northern Tier Children’s Home, PO Box 94, Harrison Valley, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

LEE John "Jack" E. Jr.

Canton, PA: John "Jack" E. Lee, Jr., 74, formerly of Canton, PA, died on February 19, 2011 at Manorcare Nursing Home in Pottsville, PA. Born August 6, 1936 in Canton, PA, he was the son of John E. Lee and Carmelita (Bailey) Lee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by several cousins. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Park Cemetery, Canton, PA. Arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA.  Star Gazette – February 22, 2011

 

HENRY T. LEHR, 81 of Venice, Florida formerly of Canton died Thursday, Aug. 14, 1986 at the Venice Hospital following an extended illness.  Mr. Lehr is retired from NASA.  Surviving are his wife, the former Elma Thomas; a son, Gerald of Fredericksburg, VA; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Thomas of Canton.  Graveside services will be held in the Park Cemetery in Canton at the convenience of the family.  Local arrangements are under the direction of the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

DYLAN ROSS LIBERATI, 14, OF Canton died tragically on Tuesday evening, July 23, 2002 as the result of an automobile accident in Troy Township.  Dylan was born on Nov. 24, 1987 in Sayre, the son of Scott and Jackie Morris Liberati.  He was a member of the freshman class of Canton High School and a student council member.  Dylan loved all sports, especially football, basketball and baseball, which he participated in at school for many years.  His other hobbies included swimming, fishing, paintball, news and current events.  Dylan was a very outgoing young many who was known by his friends as the “ambassador” of Canton, always willing to offer his friendship and support.  Surviving are: his mother and stepfather, Jackie Liberati and “Boomer” Kilmer of Canton; his father and stepmother, Scott and Delores Liberati of Canton; a brother, Michael Liberati of Canton; stepbrothers and a stepsister, Anthony White, Kyle White and Jody Matthews; his paternal grandparents, Tony and Barb Liberati of Canton; his maternal grandmother, Barb Perry of Canton; several aunts, uncles and cousins and many dear friends; a very special friend, Mary Campbell of Canton; and his faithful dogs, Morgan and Dew.  Dylan was predeceased by his grandma, Betty Lou Morris and uncle, Jim “Campy” Campbell.  The family invites friends to call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with the Rev. Duane Taylor and the Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  A private burial will be held in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorials in Dylan’s name may be directed to The Canton Tomahawk Booster Club, in care of RR 1, Box 48A, Canton, Pa. or the Canton Save the Poo9l Fund, in care of 41 N. Center St., Canton, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

LINDERMAN -  Mrs. Edith Wolfe, one of Canton's most esteemed residents, died in her home there last Tuesday,    January 4th at the age of 71 years. She was well known to many here through her visits in the George E. Linderman and M. H. McGlenn homes. Mr. Linderman is a brother. A daughter, Miss Elizabeth Wolfe of Canton survives. The funeral was held Thursday from the home, Rev. C. W. B.Turner officiating and interment was in Park cemetery

ROBERT SCOTT LLOYD.  On the morning of Monday, November 5, 2001, former Canton resident Robert Scott Lloyd died peacefully at his Sabinsville, Tioga County residence after a brave battle with cancer.  He was 63 years of age.  Born in Canton February 18, 1938, at the former Ross Maternity Hospital, he was the son of the late Gordon W. Lloyd and Alberta (Heath) Lloyd.  Scott, as he was known to family and friends, was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1956.  The following year he enlisted in the US Army, serving in West Germany.  On at least one occasion during his tour of duty Scott encountered a young GI named Elvis Presley.  Scott serve a total of three years in Germany.  After serving his country, Scott pursued his education at Tri-State College, Angola, Indiana, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  He was employed as plant manager with Alcoa Aluminum, managing plants at various locations throughout the country.  Later, Scott worked for Time Warner in Scranton.  It was there that he was smitten by the charm of a fellow employee, a lady named Umporn Juntanguong.  It was a match made in Heaven, for they shared many blissful years together.  Scott was known for being well-organized and orderly, and was a man of decided opinion who stuck to his principles.  He enjoyed hunting and fly fishing and was a charter member of the Lloyd Rod & Gun Club.  He was also known to be an avid golfer and Ham radio operator.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association; Trout Unlimited; Canton Lodge #429, Loyal Order of Moose; and the American Legion.  He had also been a member of the former St. James Episcopal Church in Canton.  Most of all, Scott enjoyed the company of his beloved family.  Scott is survived by his wife, Umporn, at home; his mother, Alberta Lloyd of Canton, son Michael Lloyd of Travis, MI; daughters Denise Porter of Travis, MI and Jennifer Lloyd of New Orleans; step-daughters Claudine (and Kim) Jackson, Carlisle, PA; Pamela (and Michael Delfino, Dunmore, PA; grandchildren; Brennan, Maggie, Kayla and Amanda; brothers Richard and (Maralyn) Lloyd of Muncy; Gordon Lloyd Jr., Elko, NV; Benjamin Lloyd, Horseheads, NY; Jeffrey Lloyd, Canton RR 3; sister Linda (and Walter) Edgerton, Elmira; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father Gordon W. Lloyd Sr. and a sister, Sue Ann Bristol.  Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 8 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Rockwell and the Rev. Harry Dow officiating. –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Buried Park Cemetery, Canton.)

Obituary – William H. LOCKE died at his residence in this borough [Canton, PA], Sunday morning, February 9th, 1879, in the 54th year of his age.  Mr. Locke was born in the town of Catherine, (now Montour,) Chemung county, N. Y., on March 9th, 1825.  When he was seven or eight years old his parents came to this county, and took up a farm on South Mountain.  It lies on the southern border of Canton township, and is still known as “the Locke place.”  Here William Locke grew up to manhood.  His parents being poor, could give him but slender opportunities for obtaining an education, but such as he had were diligently improved, and he early developed that remarkable energy and perseverance, which in connection with his rare mechanical genius secured him success in after life.  When about 23 years of age he left home to run a saw mill on Pine Creek.  At this time he was in the full strength and vigor of early manhood, and well inured to hard work.  Being anxious to accumulate some money which would enable him to engage in business for himself, he undertook to do the work of two men by running the saw mill the regular hours for a day’s work, and afterward piling lumber for several hours.  For some time he continued in this unwise course, but at last from undue exposure and overwork, his vital powers gave away.  He had a severe attack of hemorrhage of the lungs, and was for a long time prostrate upon a bed of sickness, from which his friends feared he would never rise.  But his naturally strong constitution, and the care of a skillful physicians brought him up again, though not to that condition of perfect health which he before enjoyed.  He was ever after this an invalid, but soon after his partial recovery of health and return home with the little money he saved by industry and economy, he was attracted by a valuable mill site, near what is now the thriving village of Grover.  He purchased this mill site with a few acres of land, and began the system of improvements which attached his name to that locality, and made him well known in all the surrounding country.  He had never learned a trade, but depending upon his own genius he began by erecting a small shop in which he put a turning lathe and other fixtures which enabled him to manufacture chairs, bedsteads and some other things which he could sell in the neighborhood.  This business furnished the means which enabled him, a few years afterward, to build near the shop a saw mill, which proved to be one of the best mills in the country.  His success in the saw mill led him to decide upon building a large grist mill near the saw mill.  This he accomplished without the aid of a mill wright making his own patterns and putting in all the machinery.   The grist mill, like the saw mill, proved a complete success, and the income derived from it soon placed him in easy circumstances.  Up to this time he had lived alone, most of the time keeping what is termed “bachelor’s hall,” but becoming acquainted with Miss Wealthy Bronson, a sister of his brother’s wife, then residing near Millport, N. Y., he married her in the fall of 1857.  One son, Lewis W. Locke, now about nineteen years of age, was the result of this marriage. He continued to run the grist mill for some years, but finding the dust of the mill prejudicial to his health, and preferring to build mills rather than run them, he leased his mill property and having invented and patented a valuable water wheel, he gave his attention to the mill wright business. He built several saw mills, all of which proved successful, and which established his reputation as a first-class mill wright.  In 1868 he removed with his family to this borough, and having sold his mill property, he purchase the grounds on which he afterward built a family residence, and shops for the manufacture of agricultural implements.  About this time he invented and patented a horse hay rake, which proved in many points superior to other rakes in use.  Having fitted up his shop for the purpose he began the manufacture of these rakes, but his health still further failing obliged him to give up his designs in the direction, and he resolved on a trip to California, hoping that the climate of the Pacific coast might prove favorable to his restoration.  Accordingly leaving home in the fall of 1871, he went by the overland route to the Golden State.  He spent the winter there, returning home in the spring with health but little improved.  From this time to the close of his life, his health became so much impaired that he could not engage in much active business but his mind was always at work on some new design or invention.  In his business relations he earned the reputation of being scrupulously honest.  In his early life he professed his faith in the religion of Christ, but he never formally united with any church, though he gave of his means for the support of churches, and there are many who will remember him as their friend in the hour of need.  In his last days he became fully conscious of his approaching end, and expressed his confidence in God, and his willingness to die.  For years he had suffered so much from disease, that life to him could scarcely be regarded as a blessing.  H.B.F.

 

LOOMIS June Marie Loomis Gee

69, of Canton, Pa., joined her Lord and Savior on Nov. 7, 2011 after a courageous battle against cancer. June was born in and lived the majority of her life in Canton, Pa., graduating from Canton High School in 1960. She was employed as a housekeeper for the monsignor's rectory in Vero Beach Fla., did factory work at Swayze Folding Box Company and was a nurse's aide at Dar-Way Nursing Home. She was loved by all who knew her and truly personified the phrase "to know me is to love me."  She was predeceased by her parents, Egbert and Alma Loomis; a sister, Barbara Loomis; a step-daughter, Dolores (Rae-Rae) Wolfe; and the love of her life, Robert LaRue Campbell.  Left to cherish her memory are her adoring son Rev. Paul (Kimmie) Barrett of Liverpool, N.Y.; grandsons Jason and Steven Barrett of Westlake, Ohio; beloved step-children Elizabeth (Jerry) Malivuk, Amelia (Anthony) Estrada, Barbara Peterson and Darrin Raymond of Vero Beach, Fla., JoAnn (Jeff) Eakins of Granville Center, Pa., and Robyn (LaMar) Bull of Canton, Pa.; 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and many cherished friends.  June had requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be directed to the family in care of Paul Barrett, 208 Saltmakers Road, Liverpool NY 13088.  Family and friends may call at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 North Center St., Canton, PA 17724, with the funeral to follow at 11 a.m. and burial to follow at Park Cemetery.    Towanda Daily Review – November 9, 2011

 

LOONEY Janice C. (Looney) Baumer of Muncy, formerly of Canton, died on Tuesday March 12, 2013 at the Muncy Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. She was 42 years old.  Janice was born on May 14, 1970 in Williamsport. She was a daughter of William "Mike" (Judith) Looney of Wyalusing and Kathleen (Garry) Baumunk of Canton.  Janice graduated from Canton High School in 1988 and soon after moved to the Williamsport/Muncy area to make her home. She worked for numerous businesses throughout her career, most recently at TJ's Market in Hughesville.  Janice's greatest pride and joy in life were her daughters, Katy and Kendra, whom she adored and cherished the time they spent together. Janice enjoyed life and developed life-long friendships with many friends. She enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends and was always experimenting with new dishes. You'd also find Janice checking out thrift stores and yard sales, always looking for a bargain.  In addition to her parents, Janice is survived by her daughters, Katy Sue Baumer and Kendra Baumer both of Whitesville, N.Y.; a sister, Ann (Jim) Bryan of Canton; brothers, Jay and Chad Baumunk both of Canton; step-brothers Brian (Jeryl) Keefe of Danielsville and Kevin (Nicole) Keefe of Duncannon; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also her special friend and caregiver, Heather Campbell of Williamsport.  She was predeceased by grandparents; William and Jane Looney and Rodman and Ethel Holmes, an uncle, Bob Holmes and a stepbrother, Bret Keefe.  Calling hours are 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, with Rev. Bonnie Browning officiating. Burial will follow in Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and keeping with Janice's wishes, an education fund for Katy and Kendra has been established and donations may be sent to William Looney, 749 Lime Hill Rd. Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review – March 17, 2013

 

LOVEJOY –MRS. E. HAZEL WARREN – Funeral and committal services for Mrs. E. Hazel Warren formerly of Canton RD 2 will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral home, Canton.  The Rev. Brad Thurston will officiate.  Mrs. Warren 78 died at the People Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio Friday evening Nov. 21, 1975 at 5:40 p.m.  She was the widow of Norman A. Warren who died a year ago in November 0f 1974.  Mrs. Warren had been residing with her daughter at Delaware St., Shauck, Ohio.  She was born in Canton April 12, 1897, daughter of Floyd and Evelyn Berry Lovejoy.  She was a member of the Alba Christian Church; the Minnequa Grange No. 754 where she held many offices and was also a member of the Pomona State and National Grange.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Joyce) Brown of Johnsville, Ohio and Miss Althea Warren of Clarks Summit; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Harry E. Lovejoy of Canton RD 1; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Burial will be in the Park Cemetery, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLARD AND MARGARET LOVEJOY –Friday evening, January 22, Canton witnessed the most horrible tragedy that has occurred in this section within the memory of the oldest residents.  The home of Leo Lovejoy on the west side of Minnequa Avenue between Tioga and Carson streets was discovered in flames at 9:35 p.m.  Willard Lovejoy, the thirteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lovejoy lost his life in the flames and Margaret, the sixteen year old daughter died Sunday afternoon as a result of burns and probable injuries.

LYON, GEORGE F.,   George F. Lyon, 64, Canton, died April 13, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr.Lyon was born November 18, 1922 at Middletown, NY, the son of Allen P. and Mildred Vedder Lyon.  He had a Masters Degree and was employed by the Canton Area School District as an instrumental music teacher from 1948 until the time of his death.  Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Margaret DeLaVergne; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Marcia Lyon of Anapolis, MD; and his mother, Mrs. Mildred Lyon of Middletown, NY.  Funeral services were scheduled for April 15 (4 p.m.) at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Jasper Smith , retired United Methodist minister, officiating with Rev. John Charnock, chaplain of the Williamsport Hospital.  Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Canton.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to either the Canton High School Band Fund, c/o Jim Dougert, 139 E. Main St., Canton or the Canton Food Pantry.  (TGR April 16, 1987)

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