Rome Cemetery, Rome Borough, Bradford
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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MILTON E. DAUGHERTY, 98, of RR 1, Rome, PA died Friday, March 6, 1998 at his home. He was born on February 12, 1900 on Harmony Hill in Orwell Township, PA, a son of the late Alfred and Cora (Allis) Daughtery. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Allis Hollow. He is survived by his wife May, at home; three daughters and sons-in-la; two sons and daughters-in-law; 18 grandchildren including Diane Peterbaugh of Troy, PA; 26 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial services were held in the United Methodist Church in Rome with interment to be in the Rome Cemetery. Friends who wish may remember to Memorial Hospice, c/o Towanda Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CLIFFORD F. DAVIS
Clifford F. Davis, 70, of Leavenworth, KS died July 3, 1990 at his home. He was a former resident of Ulster. He was born March 5, 1920, the son of Frank R. and Emma Newman Davis. He retired from the Army in 1953 with a rank of sergeant first class and was very active in veteran's affairs. He is survived by his wife, Iva Davis at home; four daughters; three brothers and three sisters; all of whom reside on the east coast; several great nieces and nephews. A visitation was held July 8 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with burial to be in Rome Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, July 12, 1990)
DONALD Caryl “Tami” Donald
A mother holds her child’s hands for a little while and their hearts forever….. Caryl “Tami” Donald, 53, of Main St., Nichols, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 5, 2012, at her home. Tami was born on October 21, 1958 in Elmira, N.Y. a daughter of Caryl (Bixby) Bush and Charles Donald. She was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School. Tami treasured the time spent with her children, whether it was watching Dylan play football and basketball, or the girls, Rylyn and Danielle cheer and playing volleyball. She loved reading, being with friends and laughing. Tammy will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Tami is survived by her children: Travis Morris, Ashley Follmer and fiance Phil Britton, Dylan Babcock, Rylyn Babcock and Danielle Babcock; the father of her children, Dale Babcock; her mother, Caryl Bush; siblings: Jon Donald, Frank Donald, Chris Donald, Tyre Bush (Mark Lyons), Carter (Shelley) Bush; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Tami was predeceased by her father, Chuck Donald and dad, Richard “Dick” Bush. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Thursday, August 9, from 12 to 1pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services will follow at 1 pm at the funeral chapel with Pastor Jackie Condon, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Rome Cemetery. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our website at: www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to a Educational Fund at Community Bank, PO Box 39, Nichols, NY 13812 in loving memory of Caryl A. “Tami” Donald. M EC Sayre Morning Times – August 8, 2012
DOTSON Arvilla "Billie" Arey Dotson
68, of Rome, Pa., died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at the Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. "Billie," as she was known by her family and friends, was born in Waverly, N.Y. on Sept. 5, 1941, the daughter of James B. Arey Sr. and Bernice Abrams Dotson. She was a 1959 graduate of Sayre High School, Sayre, Pa., and was a graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in Allentown, Pa. On May 31, 1969 she married Raymond H. Dotson at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sayre. Billie was employed as a registered nurse in the Orthopedics Department and as a float nurse at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 38 years until her retirement in 2001. Billie was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church where she held various offices over the years and was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Bradford County Republican Women. She was a life member of the Vigilante Engine Company Auxiliary in Rome. Billie enjoyed crafts and craft shows and owned and operated RBJ Crafts in Rome. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Raymond H. Dotson at home; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond H. Dotson II. and Janet Dotson of LeRaysville, Pa.; step-daughter, Karen Sue Rodgers of LaVernia, Texas; grandsons, Blair Rodgers, Will Rodgers and Bryan Coats; brother and sister-in-law, James B. Arey Jr. and Karen Arey of Ithaca, N.Y.; special niece, JoJo Gleaman and her husband Jason Gleaman of Scotia, N.Y.; special nephew, David Arey of New Jersey; aunt, Lois Arey of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa.; uncle, Thomas Abrams and his wife Sylvia Abrams of Wysox, Pa. In addition to her parents, she was recently preceded in death by her step-daughter, Ramona Dotson Coolbaugh, on June 3, 1983 and by her step-son-in-law, John Rodgers on Aug. 7, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, at the Rome United Methodist Church with the Rev. K. Ben Robinson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church, in care of Joseph Pisanick, 112 Spruce St., Towanda, PA 18848; or to the Vigilante Engine Company Auxiliary, P.O. Box 77 Rome, PA 18837 in Arvilla "Billie" Arey Dotson's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.- Towanda Daily Review, August 23, 2010
DOTSON Raymond H. "Ray" Dotson
82, of Rome, Pa., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at his home. "Ray," as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Meadow Bridge, W.V. on Sept. 4, 1928, the son of Theodore A. Dotson and Grace Walkup Dotson. He was a graduate of Meadow Bridge High School class of 1945 and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On May 31, 1969 he married the former Arvilla "Billie" Arey Dotson at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sayre. Ray was employed by the C&O Railroad for 12 years and later by the Commonwealth Telephone for 25 years until his retirement in 1990. Ray attended the Rome United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Vigilante Engine Company in Rome and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and VFW Post No. 6824, Rome, Pa. Raymond enjoyed crafts and craft shows and with his wife Billie owned and operated RBJ Crafts in Rome. Ray also enjoyed bowling, bird watching and gardening. He is survived by: his son and daughter-in-law, Raymond H. Dotson II and Janet Dotson of Rome, Pa.; daughter, Karen Sue Rodgers of LaVernia, Texas; grandsons, Blair Rodgers, Will Rodgers and Bryan Coats; brothers, Carl, Curtis and Robert Dotson all of Winston-Salem, N.C. and Guy Dotson of Waco, Texas; sister, Jessie Williamson of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James B. Arey Jr. and Karen Arey of Ithaca, N.Y.; special niece, JoJo Gleaman and her husband Jason Gleaman of Scotia, N.Y.; special nephew, David Arey of New Jersey; aunt, Lois Arey of the Wyalusing Valley Personal Care Home, Wyalusing, Pa.; uncle, Thomas Abrams and his wife Sylvia Abrams of Wysox, Pa. In addition to his parents, he was recently preceded in death by his wife, Arvilla "Billie" Arey Dotson on Aug. 18, 2010; daughter, Ramona Dotson Coolbaugh on June 3, 1983; son-in-law, John Rodgers on Aug. 7, 2010; and brother, James Dotson. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 at the Rome United Methodist Church with the Rev. K. Ben Robinson, pastor, officiating assisted by Rev. Fred Albrecht. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church, in care of Joseph Pisanick, 112 Spruce St., Towanda, PA 1884 in Raymond H. Dotson's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – January 17, 2011
DOUGLAS Reva Jean Bosworth, 85, formerly of Mehoopany and Rome, PA, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at Ann’s Grove Personal Care Home in Eaton Twp., where she had been a resident for the past 10 years. Born Nov. 28, 1924 in Hollenback, she was the daughter of the late Burton and Mildred HARFORD Douglas. She attended a one-room schoolhouse on Grant Hill for eight years and later graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1944. On April 9, 1949, she married Edward Bosworth at the Rome Methodist Parsonage. Reva assisted her husband in the operation of their farm in Rome for 25 years until his death on Nov. 1, 1973. The Bosworth family had maintained ownership of the farm for 110 years. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eunice Dodge and brothers, Jonathan and Joseph Douglas. The funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment followed in the Rome Cemetery, Rome. The family received friends on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. January 28, 2010, Wyalusing Rocket Courier.
Lent, Mrs. Millie Drake-Athens, March 14- (1950) of East Athens died yesterday afternoon at her home, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Lent celebrated her 90th birthday, Feb16. A native of Bradford County, Mrs. Lent has lived in Athens over 40 years. She was born in South Litchfield, Litchfield Twp, Feb 16, 1860, one of the seven children of George S and Clarisa Hotchkiss Drake. She was married to the late Eugene L Lent in Rome. He died in 1896. Following his death Mrs. Lent resided for a time with her parents in Litchfield, later coming to East Athens. At one time she also lived in Vawter and Rome. Mrs. Lent is a member of the North Waverly Chapel and East Athens WCTU. She also holds membership in Tioga Point Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Her father saw action with the Northern Army during the Civil War and was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg. Surviving is her son, Eugene S Lent, with whom she resided; a stepson, Cass E Lent of Binghamton, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Rhoda Barnes of Wysox; a brother, George T Drake of Tampa, Fla and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Lowery Funeral Home, Main St, Athens where friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening. Services will be held Thursday morning with Rev. Judd Hunter, Pastor of the North Waverly Chapel officiating. Burial in Rome Cemetery.
EIKLOR Lyle Leslie "Red" Eiklor
90, of North Rome, Ulster RR 1, Pa., died following an extended illness, early Thursday morning, Nov. 4, 2010, in the homestead and room where he was born. He was born May 16, 1920, the son of Floyd and Edna Bidlack Eiklor. "Red," as he was known by his family and friends, attended school in Rome, completing the eighth grade and then remained home to help work on the farm. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1949, he married the former Mildred M. Tripp of Waverly in Tioga Center, N.Y. Lyle worked with his father as a dairy farmer until his father's death in 1966. In 1968 he began raising registered Polled Hereford beef cattle. Around this time he also bought a sawmill and did custom sawing and hauled logs. He worked at the Valley Stockyards on Mondays for 26 years and on Thursdays at the Owego Stockyards for 13 years. When he retired from farming, he sold his Polled Herefords, and some were shipped to Europe to start herds there. While operating his sawmill, Lyle enjoyed the rare opportunity to saw a native white pine tree that was more than a century old and at least 80 feet in length. Four good logs came from the tree, with the butt log being 14 feet long and 39 inches at its widest part and all were transported by "Porky" Allen. Lyle had a host of friends all of his life and was known for his very good sense of humor. He was affectionately called "Sunshine" by his children and grandchildren and "Big Daddy" by his great-granddaughter, Samantha. Lyle enjoyed hunting, camping and visiting with his many friends and family. He loved children, and truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed wood-working in his shop. Lyle possessed a life-long love of horses and in the late 1940s was a frequent rider in horse shows in North Orwell, Sheshequin, North Ghent and at Norris's in Lockwood, N.Y. In early years he also liked to play guitar and sing to his immediate family. He is survived by: his wife of nearly 61 years, Mildred, at home; daughter and son-in-law Judy and Paul Yager of North Rome; son and daughter-in-law Leslie and Jenney Eiklor of Sayre; five grandchildren, Holly (Yager) and Stacy Shaull of North Rome, and Brent, Daniel, Amanda and Matthew Eiklor of Sayre; special great-grandchildren, Samantha Yager and Troy Shaull of North Rome; step-great-grandson Zackery Shaull of York, Pa.; a niece, Mary Eiklor Frank of Chemung, N.Y.; many cousins; good friends Ray "Moe" Fowler Jr., David and Kathy English of Rome, and Caleb and Karen Hess and family of North Rome. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Edna Eiklor in 1966; brother, Clayton of North Rome in 1987; and nephew, John Eiklor of Niagara Falls in 1986. The funeral and committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St., Ulster, Pa., with Pastor Theodore Griffin of the North Rome Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot at the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa., at the convenience of the family. In honor of Lyle's request, there are no calling hours. The family will provide their own flowers and requests that memorial contributions be directed to the Rome Cemetery Association in care of Mrs. Shirley Phillips, P.O. Box 63, Rome, PA 18837, in Lyle's memory. Towanda Daily Review - November 5, 2010
ROY J. EVANS, 40, of LeRaysville died early Monday morning May 27, 1991 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born March 14, 1951, in Elmira, N.Y., he was a son of Ollin and Phyllis Fuller Evans. Roy attended the Northeast Bradford High School and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army from July 1, 1969, Until May 11, 1971. He was a self-employed carpenter and remodeled houses and furniture. Roy was a member of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church and a past member of the Potterville VFW. On Aug. 8, 1970, he married the former Susan Walker. He is survived by his wife, Susan at home; three sons, Roy E. Evans, Towanda, Roger L. Evans, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and James R. Brown of LeRaysville; a daughter Helen A. Evans of LeRaysville; his parents, Ollin and Phyllis Evans of Rome RD 1; a granddaughter, Ashley Evans; a brother, Robert E. Evans of Rome RD 1; two sisters, Mrs. Dennis (Nioma) Cox of Rome RD 1 and Mrs. Douglas (Cindy) Erickson of Rome RD 1; also nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held Friday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. James Ketchum, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations may be made to Susan W. Evans, in her husband’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
Leon Avery FORBES Sr., 74, of Wysox RR 2, Wysox Township, PA died Sunday, November 9, 1997 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born December 23, 1922 in Wysox Township, he was a son of the late Smith Angel and Lura Naomi Gillette Forbes. Mr. Forbes owned and operated his dairy farm and drove school bus in the area for many years. He was also employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 23 years until his retirement in 1986. Following his retirement, Leon served as a rural newspaper deliveryman for the Daily Review in Towanda for a number of years. Surviving are seven children; 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Luella Forbes of Troy, PA and Florence Robinson of Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Nancy C. Forbes, in 1995. Funeral services were held November 12 (1 pm) at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating and interment to be in Rome Cemetery, Rome, PA
FREDERICK –MARGARET E. NIMMO, 93, of Main St., Rome, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born Oct. 9, 1907, in Sheshequin, a daughter of the late Silas F. and Hattie (Bull) Frederick. Margaret was predeceased by: her husbands, Wurt E. Brown in 1959 and David Clair Nimmo in 1972; her son, Orlando Brown in 2001; and her companion “Doc” Pierce. She was a longtime resident of Rome and a graduate of North Rome School. Margaret was a homemaker and an avid gardener. Margaret and David moved to Long Prairie, Minn., where she attended many flower shows and place among the top three for her arrangements. She enjoyed crocheting Afghans and rugs for her children and grandchildren, and always made sure that they received one. She was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church and the Sons of Union, Veterans of Civil War, where she traveled and participated in many of the reenactments. Margaret is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Silas and Merilee Brown of Hornbrook, Anselmo “Andy” Brown of Rome, and Wurt W. Brown of Rome; daughters-in-law, Sharon E. Brown and Helen M. Brown, both of Rome; grandchildren, Sandra Strickland, Richard and Wanda Brown, Orlando E. and Tanya Brown, Rebecca and Daniel Saylor, Shawn and Angela Brown, Lawana and Mark Morse, Susan and Chad Rogers, Carol and Kevin Barnett, Brian Overpeck, Kevin Brown, Karen Antalek, Brenda Brown, Robert Brown, Craig Brown and Steven Brown; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friend, Merna Mapes. Funeral services for Margaret will be held Monday, May 14, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Her pastor, the Rev. Karen Ballard, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. The family will receive their friends Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. –Towanda Daily Review.
FREER Edna L Blend Robinson, age 91, of Rome RR 3, died Monday evening, Dec 11, 2000, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born October 4, 1909, in Jersey Shore, PA, the d/o the late Charles and Ethel (CLARK) FREER. Edna was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church and the Fort Antes Daughters of the American Revolution, Jersey Shore, Lycoming County. Edna also enjoyed the monthly gatherings for meals and outings with the "Widow's Support Group." Edna was predeceased by her husband, Lucius E. "Nub" ROBINSON, on Jan. 19,1997, one day before they would have shared their 24th wedding anniversary. Edna is survived by her sister and brother-in-law; Betty and Charles MOSHIER, Horseheads, NY; step-daughters and their spouses; Ruth and Ed CARRINGTON of Ulster RR 1, Joanne and John LINGO of Philadelphia, and Betty and Floyd UHL of Athens; granddaughters: Suzanne and Kathy: great grandchildren, and step- great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, among them a special niece: Betty COX of Jersey Shore. In addition to her husband, Edna was also predeceased by a sister; Reva FELTER, and brothers Forrest and Fred FREER. Funeral services for Edna will be held on Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St. Nichols, NY, with her pastor, Rev. Jane BENSLEY, officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 177, Rome, PA 18838, in loving memory of Edna L. Blend Robinson.
GOODWIN Sharon J Marshall
Surrounded by her family, Sharon J. Marshall, 64, of Potterville Rd., Rome, Pa., died on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Sharon was born on Oct. 14, 1946 in Windham, Pa a daughter of Evalee (Collins) and the late Lowell Goodwin. A dedicated and hard worker, while living and working in Maryland Sharon worked for a laundromat. In 1967, she married James Marshall and in 1974 they moved to Pennsylvania. She was a employee of SCI and Sanmina in Owego until 2004 when she was placed on disability. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Sharon treasured the time spent with her family. She also enjoyed cooking, jig saw puzzles, shopping and visiting the casino with her dear friends Betty and Helen. In addition to her mother, Evalee, Sharon is survived by her children, Phoebe (Raymond) Root of LeRaysville, Pa., Donna (Jim Bride) Marshall of Towanda, Pa., Karen Robinson of Virginia, Tammy Hickey of Pennsylvania and James Marshall, Jr. of Rome, Pa.; her siblings, Marvin (Sue) Goodwin, Donald "Red" (Mary) Goodwin, Allen Goodwin, Dale (Jamie Gerhart) Ham, Thomas Collins, Donna (Jim) Rook, Kathy (Bruce) Covert;,Margaret "Peggy" (Jerry) Ebel, Dawn (Paul) Heckman and Ginny (Eric) Thoman; grandchildren, Dustin, Katie, Casey, Brock, Taylor, Jason, Jacob, Lucus, Zachary, Tyler, Alexis andRiley; a great grandson, Kaden; special friends Rick and Wendy Watson and Lee Folsom; and several nieces, nephews and their families. Sharon was predeceased by her father Lowell Goodwin, husband James Marshall, Sr. on July 4, 2005, grandson Dylan James Marshall and siblings James Goodwin, Cindy Goodwin, Bonnie Campbell and Linda Lamphere. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of her life at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the United Church of Christ, Potterville with Pastor Tom Burlington, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Rome Cemetery. Memories and condolences for Sharon's family may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com Flowers will be provided by the family. Cards and gifts of remembrance may be directed to the family at 392 Potterville Rd., Rome, PA 18837. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Towanda Daily Review - September 14, 2011
GOWAN - CARRIE CLARK
Carrie 'Elizabeth' Clark, 74, of Athens RR 1, PA, formerly of Towanda, died Saturday, November 5, 1994 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ralph Hobbie, following an extended illness. Born April 13, 1920 in Terry Township, PA, she was a daughter of the late Cameron D. and Carrie Johnson Gowin. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Earl T. Fulmer VFW Post 6072, Durell and of the Athens Senior Citizens. She was employed by Sayre Lingerie and later by Towanda Corset Factory. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ralph Hobbie of Athens RR 1 and Patricia and Keith Haight of Canton; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Clark of Troy; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson; brothers, William Gowin of Mountain Lake and Walter Gowin of New Albany; sisters, Lillian Turner of Athens, Florence Smith of Towanda, June Cory of Wysox and Marjie McElwee of Wyalusing; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Clark, in 1985; two sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on November 7 with the Rev. Paul West, pastor of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church officiating and interment to be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, PA. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60-A, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Clark's memory. (TGR, Thursday, November 17, 1994)
GOWIN –CARRIE ‘ELIZABETH’ CLARK, 74, Athens, PA, RR 1, formerly of Towanda died Nov. 5, 1994, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Ralph Hobbie, following an extended illness. Born April 13, 1920, in Terry Township, PA she was a daughter of the late Cameron D. and Carrie Johnson Gowin. Mrs. Clark was a 1939 graduate of the Towanda High School. On Feb. 9, 1942, Elizabeth married John F. Clark, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1985. She was a member of the Earl T. Fulmer VFW Post 6072, Durrell and of the Athens Senior Citizens. Her main interest in life was her family, especially her grandchildren, and she enjoyed knitting and crocheting, sewing and fishing. Mrs. Clark was employed by Sayre Lingerie and later by the Towanda Corset Factory. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ralph Hobbie, Athens RR 1, and Patricia and Keith Haight, Canton; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Clark, Troy; seven grandchildren, Ralph II, Jack and Stephanie Hobbie, Magian Byron and Kyle Clark and Joann Haight; one great-grandson, Christopher; two brothers, William Gowin, Mt. Lake and Walter Gowin, New Albany; four sisters, Lillian Turner, Athens, Florence Smith, Towanda, June Cory, Wysox and Marjie McElwee, Wyalusing; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers. The funeral service was held Nov. 7, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with the Rev. Paul West, pastor of the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment was in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, PA. Memorials may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Box 60-A Towanda, PA in Mrs. Clark’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CHARLES R. HARRINGTON, 79, of Rome Township, Ulster RR 1, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday morning, May 5, 1999, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born on May 24, 1919, in Rome Township, a son of the late George William and Nettie May (Strope) Harrington. “Charlie,” as he was known by his family and friends, owned and operate the family farm in Rome. He will be remembered for the loyalty he showed toward his community as Rome Township supervisor. Charlie enjoyed bowling, hunting and spending time among Mother Nature’s natural beauty, although his greatest enjoyment was being surrounded by his loving family and many friends. Charles is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Louisa May “Peggy” (Brown) Harrington, at home; his daughters and sons-in-law, Donna (Harrington) and Gary Ross, Crawford, Ga., and Sheryl (Harrington) and Steve Hovan, Rome Twp.; his sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Boyd and Cherie Harrington, Rome, and Dale Richard and Marcia Harrington, Warren Center; his sister, Elizabeth Jones, Rome; his grandchildren, Stephanie (Howard) Haviland, Teri (Donald) Riney, Michele (Gary) Chappie, Charles Bruce (Cheryl) Harrington, Trudy (Keoki) Smith, Sonya Klotz, Jeffrey (Deidra) Ross, Shelly (Michael) Midkiff, Brian Ross, Brenda (Darren) Embry, Tyler Tross, Jason Ross, the Rev. Kevin Hovan, Karen (Michael) Jones, Scott Hovan, Mindy Hovan, Michael Harrington, Melanie Harrington, LeAnn Harrington and Laurel Harrington; his great-grandchildren, Zachary Haviland, Jordan Haviland, Alex Haviland, Preston Harrington, Paul Klotz, Chaves Smith, Keidos Smith, Mustaine Smith and Paisley Smith; his niece, Shirley (Duane) Phillips; nephews, Charles (Mary) Jones and Raymond (Sharon) Jones. He was predeceased by his half-brothers, William and Percy Harrington. A funeral and a celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Saturday, May 8, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the North Rome Wesleyan Church, with the Rev. M. Richard Wolfe, pastor, and his grandson, the Rev. Kevin M. Hovan, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Carroll E. Brentlinger. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St., Nichols, and on Saturday from 10 until the time of the services at 11 a.m. at the church. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial donation to the Windham Ambulance, c/o Kelly Pakes, RR 2, Box 323, Rome, Pa. or the Intensive Care Unit at the Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. in loving memory of Charles R. Harrington. –Towanda Daily Review
HARRINGTON - Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart your spirit lives within us and you are forever in our hearts. ... Our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Elizabeth M. Jones, 90, of Battle Creek Road, Rome Twp., (RD 1, Ulster, PA) died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Elizabeth was born on Aug. 10, 1917, in Rome, Pa., a daughter of George and Nettie (Strope) Harrington. She also was a 50 plus year member of the Rome United Methodist Church; enjoyed daily walks and the companionship of her cat "Tillie." Elizabeth was devoted to her family and treasured the time spent with all of them. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Shirley and Duane Phillips of Rome, Pa.; her sons and daughters-in-law: Charles and Mary Jones of North Orwell; Raymond and Sharon Jones of Ulster; a sister-in-law: Louisa Harrington of RR 1, Ulster; her special grandchildren: Robin and her husband Fred Wiginton, Kalesta and her husband Marc Retter; Carlyn and her husband Patrick Murphy; Shelly and her husband Todd Raymond, Susan and her husband Michael Serfass; Duane Jr. and his wife Jackie Phillips; Kay and her husband Michael Low; Kathy and her husband Bob Coon; Richard and his wife Jennifer Jones; Ray Jones, Lori Fenton, Lynn and her husband Craig Bennett; 26 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Edward LeRoy Jones on June 3, 1998; her son Edward LeRoy Jones, Jr. on June 29, 1988; brother Charles Harrington and a grandson Alan Phillips on March 30, 1974. A time of remembering and celebration of Elizabeth's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols, N.Y., with her pastor Rev. K. Ben Robinson, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Rome Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral chapel. Memories and condolences for the family may also be shared by visiting our Web site (under obituaries) at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome Cemetery, PO Box 63, Rome, Pa. 18837, in loving memory of Elizabeth M. Jones. - Published in the Towanda Daily Review - 1/7/2008.
HAYWARD Robert Lee Hayward Sr.
of Clarks Summit went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family Wednesday at the Community Medical Center in Scranton. Born in Towanda on June 18, 1943 he was a son of the late Wesley and Gladys Nichols Hayward. Robert retired from Claverack Electric Company as Tunkhannock District Supervisor after 35 years and was a member of the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Franklin Lodge 263, Rome Order of Eastern Star, former Mayor of Meshoppen, a social member of the Meshoppen Fire Company and a member of the Meshoppen Men's Club. He was a loving husband, father, and was very devoted to his grandchildren. Robert enjoyed golfing. He was preceded in death by his brother Floyd. Robert is survived by his wife of 48 years Grace Rowe Hayward; sons Robert Jr. and wife Angela of Springville, and Scott and wife Samantha of Meshoppen; daughter Lisa and husband David Howell of Centermoreland; eight grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Thomas Mott officiating. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. Friends and family may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Meshoppen United Methodist Church, RR 4 Box 4021, Meshoppen, PA 18630. Towanda Daily Review – November 3, 2011
HESKELL - Joyce L. Esmus 67, wife of Allan T. Esmus of 510 Fourth St., Towanda, Pa., died Friday, May 16, 2008, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa., following a courageous battle with cancer. Joyce was born on June 29, 1940, in Towanda, the daughter of Charles and Mary Clark Heskell. Joyce was employed by the Towanda Area School District in Wysox, Pa., for 10 years and was also employed by the Dandy Mini Mart on Main Street in Towanda for 10 years until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. She was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary. Joyce enjoyed crocheting and will be remembered by her family and many friends for her generosity and selflessness. Surviving are: her husband, Allan, whom she married in August of 1956; sons: Allan T. Esmus Jr. and his wife, Sherri, of Dunmore, Pa., and Chris Esmus and his wife, Patti, of Towanda; grandchildren, Maureen, Maximillian and Karen Esmus; sister Arlene Swingle and her husband, Bill Swingle, of Homets Ferry, Pa.; brother Harold Heskell and his wife, Peggy Heskell, of Liberty Corners, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. She was preceded in death by her infant children, Ronald and Karen Esmus; sister Barbara Vermuelen; and brothers Howard, Clyde and George Heskell. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701-3945, in Joyce's memory. Towanda Daily Review, 17 May 2008
HIGH - Mrs. Frances M. Rockwell, wife of Wm. P. Rockwell, died June 15 at her home at Gillet Bridge after a protracted illness of cancer. Besides her husband, one son Edward Rockwell of Greene, NY, and one daughter Mrs. L.E. Cannan of Rome survive. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the M.E. church in Rome. -- Bradford Star, dated Thursday, June 22, 1916 Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
HOEGER - Anna May Hoeger Reilly, 87, wife of Edward J. Reilly Jr. of Towanda RR 5, Sheshequin Township, Pa., formerly of South Waverly, Pa., and Kissimmee, Fla., died Wednesday evening, April 9, 2008, at her home following declining health. Anna was born May 29, 1920, in Englewood, N.J., the daughter of the late Charles Hoeger and Anna Beckvermit Hoeger. She was a graduate of St. Cecelia High School in Englewood and subsequently attended art school in New York City. As a youth, Anna worked with her father in his printing shop. On May 24, 1947, she married Edward J. Reilly Jr. at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church in Englewood, N.J. During World War II., Anna was employed in a defense plant in New York City and was later employed as a supervisor for the New York City Port Authority for 13 years. She was the proprietor of Anna Marie's Creations, a successful screen printing business in South Waverly, Pa., for a number of years . Anna possessed great love for her family and also enjoyed drawing, flowers and gardening. She is survived by: her husband of nearly 61 years, Edward J. Reilly Jr., at home; her children, Edward J. Reilly III and his wife, Susan, of Clark Hill, S.C., Rosemary Egan of Dennville, N.J., Dennis Reilly and his wife, Maerose, of Old Tappan, N.J., Patricia Kelly and her husband, Brian, of Washington Township., N.J., and M. Kathy Bevacqua and her fiancé, Roger Hitchcock, of Towanda RR 5, Pa.; grandchildren, Victoria Reilly, Victoria Vugger and her husband, John, Shawn Reilly and his wife, Jamie, Susannah Kramer and her husband, Jacob, Martin Eagan and his wife, Julia, John Eagan and his wife, Collette, Theresa Seif, Tara Reilly, Danny Reilly, Michaela Reilly, Meghan Kelly, Sean Kelly, Nicole Mullen and her husband, Chris, and Michael Peutl and his wife, Jess; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Payton and Jake Kramer, Devon, Joe and Robbie Reilly, Mathew Eagan, Kirsten Cavanaugh, Jocelyn and Jayden Mullen, and Ethan Peutl; her sister, Charlotte Raymond of Sussex, N.J.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandsons Edward Joseph Reilly IV and James Eagan; a granddaughter, Erin Reilly; a son-in-law, James Eagan; her sister Helen; and her brother, Charlie. Anna's family wishes to express their greatest appreciation to her loving caregivers, Cheryl Ciparino, Sherry Donovan, Holly Johnson, Carrie Camp and Julie Shumway. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. Interment will be private in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Beirne-Webster VFW Post, RR 3, Towanda, Pa. 18848, or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, in Anna M. Reilly's memory. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Daily Review on 4/11/2008
Guy D. Holcombe, 77, of Troy Heights in Troy and a former resident of North Towanda died Friday, September 14, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. Born February 9, 1913 in Sayre, he was the son of F. Leslie and Fesa Brink Holcombe. Mr. Holcombe operated the Nationwide Insurance Agency in Towanda and he and his wife, the former Marian Horton, also managed Western Union Telegraph for twenty years. Mr. Holcombe served on the Township Board of Supervisors and was an active member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Roman Lodge No. 418 F & AM, the Towanda Area Senior Citizens and a former active member of the Towanda Rotary Club. In 1987 they made their home in Troy. Mr. Holcombe is survived by his wife, Marian Horton Holcombe, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian and Paul Martin, Edinboro, PA and Lana and Sylvio Desloges, Ashville, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Deanna Holcombe, Ashville, NC; son, Randy Holcombe, Columbia Cross Roads RD 2; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda on September 17 with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating and burial to be in the Rome Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 in Guy D. Holcombe's memory. (TGR, Thursday, September 20, 1990)
HOOVER –ALBERTA J. ELLIOTT, 68, a resident of Bradford County Manor, formerly of Rome Township, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004. She was born July 9, 1936, in Sayre, the daughter of the late Martin and Pearl Hoover. She attended Wyalusing area schools. On July 15, 1955, Alberta married Aubrey Elliott at her parents’ home in Terry Township. The made their home on Jewell Hill in Rome Township. Alberta took pride in her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed the many activities at the Bradford County Manor, especially the church services. Alberta was very fond of singing old hymns. She was a member of the Union Valley Mennonite Church. Aubrey, her husband, died on Dec. 8, 1980. She is also predeceased by her daughter, Audrey, in 1977; her sister, Betty Hummell, and an infant brother, Robert Hoover. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Blair Babcock of Rome; son and daughter-in-law, Martin Elliott and Marie Ammerman of Rome; grandchildren, Garth Babcock of Mansfield, Devon Babcock of Rome, Martin Elliott Jr. and Joseph Elliott both of Wysox; her step-children, James Douglas and Tina Dunbar both of New Albany, Bonnie Dunbar of York, Edon Babcock of Augusta, Ga.; nine step-great grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Willard and Marjorie Vanderpool of Athens; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her many friends at the Bradford County Manor. Family and friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc. at 225 South Main St. in Athens. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. and the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rome Cemetery in Rome. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Union Valley Mennonite Church, Ulster, PA or to the Valley Youth Hunter Education Challenge, Inc. Sayre, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.
HOPKINS Karson Riley Hopkins
age 3, of Rome, Pa. died after a 2 year battle with cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 at the Geisinger Hospital in Danville, Pa. with his loving family at his side. Karson was born in Towanda, Pa., on Nov. 7, 2008, the son of Brian D. and Atisha E. (Gerhart) Hopkins of Rome, Pa. Also surviving, are brothers; Brady and Daylan Hopkins of Rome, Pa.; maternal grandmother Ruth Novisher of Coudersport, Pa.; maternal grandfather, Butch Gerhart of Coudersport, Pa.; paternal grandparents, David and Judy Hopkins of Wyalusing, Pa.; maternal great grandmother, Ruth Gerhart of Coudersport, Pa.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.Karson always had a smile on his face and brought others joy. He loved to throw and kick any ball he could find, play with his trucks and cars, and watch movies. He was a whiz on the I-pad and loved to spend time with his two older brothers. Friends and family may call from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Ln., Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at the funeral home with a 10 a.m. viewing. Pastor David Dewing is officiating. Interment will follow at the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Karson to: Give Kids the World, 210 South Bass Rd., Kissimmee, FL. 34746 or Make-A-Wish, 1327 Pittston Ave., Scranton, PA. 18505 Towanda Daily Review - November 18, 2011
HAROLD H. HORTON SR., 91, formerly of Chemung View Apartments, Athens, and of Wysox RD 2, Rome Township, died early Wednesday morning, March 21, 1990 at the Sayre House where he was a guest. Born Oct. 8, 1898 in Sheshequin Township, he was a son of Clayton D. and Charlena Davidson Horton Sr. Mr. Horton owned and operated his farm in Ghent for many years and was also a well-known cattle dealer in the area. He was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Roman Lodge No. 418 F. and AM and was also a member of the Scottish Rites Bodies Valley of Towanda, Williamsport Consistory, 32nd Degree. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold H. Jr. and Mary Horton of Binghamton, Kenneth A. and Olga Horton of Moneta, Va.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and Marion Horton of Waverly, N.Y.; brother, Murray Horton of Waverly a sister-in-law, Ella Repsher of North Towanda. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle Anna Horton on Sept. 23, 1982. The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Rome United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wilmot Mather officiating. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Roman Lodge No. 418 F and AM will hold Masonic services at the funeral home Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
HORTON Harry L. Horton
91, well known resident of North Rome, Pa., died Saturday morning, May 7, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Harry was born on Taylor Hill, Rome Township, Pa., on Dec. 31, 1919, the son of Robert R. Horton and Mabel M. Conklin Horton. He attended the Orwell and Rome schools and in early years worked on several area farms. Harry was employed by the Tioga Feed Mill in Waverly, N.Y., for many years. On Sept. 10, 1938, Harry married the former Helen Virginia Struble in West Minster, Md. Following the death of his father, Harry assisted his mother in the operation of their store and gas station known as Horton's Store in Allis Hollow and continued operating the business following his mother's death until the property was sold in 1997. Harry's father purchased the store in 1928. Music was always an enjoyable and important part of Harry's life. Harry played the banjo, fiddle and accordion with the Horton-Thetga Band and several different bands throughout the area over the years. He was widely known for his square dance calling and banjo playing. Harry loved tinkering with cars, operating the family store, visiting with people and possessed a congenial and outgoing personality which easily allowed him to make friends with everyone he met. He is survived by: his wife of 72 years, Helen Horton at home; daughter, Shirley Horton of North Rome; daughter and Son-in-law, Carolyn and William Luft of East Athens; grandson, Daniel Davis of Thailand; sister, Marian Holcombe of Wilmington, N.C.; aunt, Marian Keifer of Vineland, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his Father, Robert R. Horton on Oct. 30, 1973; mother, Mabel M. Conklin Horton on July 27, 1982; and sisters, Leila O'Connor and Beulah Houghtaling. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the funeral service following at 3 p.m. with Pastor Kenneth Crain officiating. Interment will be private in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Harry L. Horton's memory. Towanda Daily Review – May 9, 2011
CLYDE LEE JOHNSON, 56 of Towanda RR 3 died Monday morning, Jan. 25, 1999 at his home following a period of declining health. Born May 24, 1942 in Sayre, PA., Clyde was raised by his late grandparents, Archie and Jessie Rhodes of Canton, PA. Clyde was a graduate of Canton High School and later served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Cuban Crisis. On July 28, 1962 he married the former Myra Alloway at the Canton Baptist Church. Clyde was employed by the Masonite Corp. in Wysox for 22 years until his retirement. He was a member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda and was a former member of the Towanda Eagles Club. Surviving are: his wife, Myra Johnson at home; his children, Celeste Jeanne Johnson of Towanda RR 3, James E. and his wife Vivian Johnson of Ridgebury, Pa., Connie Jean and her husband Jeff Wood of Sayre, Edward S. Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, Robert A. Johnson and his fiancé, Jennifer Quackenbush of Rochester, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jane Johnson of New Jersey; his mother-in-law, Clesta Alloway of Milan; two aunts, Marletta Bassett and Marcella Palmer both of Canton. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Emergency Medical Services, 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, Pa. in Mr. Johnson’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
JOYCE Margaret "Jane" Joyce LaBarre, 88, well known resident of Rome RR 3, Rome Twp., Pa., died Sunday evening, March 7, 2010 at the Guthrie Sayre House in Sayre, Pa. Jane was born April 16, 1921, in Sayre, Pa., the daughter of the late John and Sara Woodburn Joyce. She was a graduate of Rome High School Class of 1939. On Oct. 2, 1939, she married Charles F. "Frank" LaBarre in Rome Twp. Jane assisted her husband in the operation of the LaBarre Family Century Farm in Rome Twp. and also served as an assistant instructor at the Diet Workshop in Towanda and Wysox for many years. Jane was an honored member of the Rome United Methodist Church for 75 years and served as one of the first women church trustees. She was always very dedicated and actively involved with her church where she served as Chairman of the Administrative Board, Past President of the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school for many years. Jane also was an active supporter of the Bloodmobile work effort in the area and was a blood donor her entire life. Jane possessed great love for her family and for family gatherings. She also enjoyed painting and gardening. She is survived by: her children, Charles F. LaBarre Jr. and his wife, Arlene LaBarre, of Rome RR3, J. David LaBarre and his wife, Claudia LaBarre, of Rome RR2, Rosanne Felter and her husband, Keith Felter, of Rome RR3, Linda Hosley and her husband, Gary Hosley, of Rome RR3, Sandra Vaughan and her husband, Elwood Vaughan, of Rome RR3; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Perl and Lillian Shores of Ghent; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Charles F. "Frank" LaBarre Sr. on May 30, 1990; son, Richard A. "Dick" LaBarre on Nov. 2, 2009; grandsons, David and Michael LaBarre in 1979; and by a brother, Woodburn Joyce; and a sister, Elizabeth Russell. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, March 14, at the Rome United Methodist Church with the Rev. K. Ben Robinson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be private in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church, in care of Billie Dotson, P.O. Box 41, Rome, PA 18837 or to Hezekiah's Hands in care of the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848, in Margaret "Jane" LaBarre's memory. March 09, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
LaBARRE Lillian Shores
96, of Ulster died on Sept. 20, 2013, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. She was born on Dec. 12, 1916, the daughter of the late Charles and Frances (Jewell) LaBarre in Bumpville, Pa. On Sept. 13, 1941, she married her husband, Perl A. Shores, at her family home in Bumpville. Beginning at age 11, Lillian religiously kept a diary of her and Perl's life. She was a member of the Hornbrook Methodist Church until its closing and supporter of Rome Methodist, Ulster Methodist and Bumpville Bible Churches. She was an avid Yankee fan and spent many hours watching the games and sharing with her group of ninety something Yankee fans. She loved flowers and tending her gardens. She, along with her husband enjoyed spending visits from their nieces, nephews and neighbors. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, Perl A. Shores, on Jan. 17, 2013; brother, Frank LaBarre; and sister, Elizabeth Shores. Lillian is survived by her children, Frances Brown and Boyd Shores; grandchildren, Jennifer, Kathryn and Molly; great grandchildren, Heather, Andrew and Magnus Perl; many nieces, nephews and special friends .A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at the Rome United Methodist Church, 986 Main St., Rome, Pa., with Rev. Ronald Dyer officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Rome Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Connie Pisanick, 112 Spruce St., Towanda PA 18848; or the Bumpville Bible Church, P.O. Box 238, Rome PA 18837. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley-Tioga Point Cremation and Burial Options, Inc., 802 N. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Towanda Daily Review – September 22, 2013
ROBERT S. LENT SR., 75 of State College, Pa died Sunday, March 14, 2004 at Mount Nittany Medical Center. He was born Nov. 18, 1928 in Herrickville at the home of his parents, Chauncey and Emma Smiley Lent. He graduated from Camptown High School in 1945. He received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Cornell University. He received post-master’s credits from the University of Syracuse (NDEA Fellowship), Mansfield University and Penn State. Following graduation from Cornell in 1949, he was a teacher of vocational agriculture in the LeRay-Pike School District in LeRaysville. Following consolidation of the LeRaysville School into the Northeast Bradford School District, he continued to teach vocational agriculture. Beginning in 1960, he also served as guidance director for the school. In 1962 he joined the staff of the Bradford County Superintendent of schools as the school psychologist. In 1965, he was elected to the position of supervisor of special education for the Bradford and Sullivan Counties schools. In 1971, with the implementation of intermediate units in Pennsylvania, he was hired as the first director of special education for BLAST Intermediate Unit 17. He served as director of special education for 17 years before retiring in 1988. Following retirement and a move to State College, he served as a substitute supervisor for Intermediate Unit 10 during the 1988-90 school years. During the 1996-97 school year, he served as an educational consultant in the Penns Valley School District in Centre County. While serving as director of special education, he was the administrator of the Pennsylvania Materials Center for the Sensory Impaired and the Pennsylvania Deaf-Blind Center. He represented the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the review and approval of special education programs at several universities and approved private schools. He also served as a member of special –education audit teams in compliance audits of school districts and Intermediate Unit-operated special education programs. He was an adjunct professor at Mansfield University. He served on the State Advisory Board for Vocational Education, Special Education, Title Three, Title Four and Special Olympics. He served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Unit Directors of Special Education. He was a member of several professional organizations and was a charter member of the Mansfield University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. He served for years as a member of the board of directors of Martha Lloyd Community Services in Troy. Upon retirement from the board, he was made a board member emeritus and one of the residences was named “The Lent House” in his honor. In 1988, The Pennsylvania Federation Council for Exceptional Children presented the Bernice Baumgartner Award to Robert: for outstanding and continued service to exceptional children.” He was active in his church, serving in the following capacities in the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in State College; administrative board, nominations committee, staff-parish committee, audit committee and Christian pre-school advisory committee. He was a member of LeRay Lodge 471, LeRaysville. He is survived by his wife, Gayl Ross, whom he married in 1951; two daughters, Rebecca of Paso Robles, Calif., and Elizabeth and her husband George Gibblets of Wysox; a son, Robert Jr. and his wife, Wendy of Gibsonia; a sister, Marcia and her husband, Ivan Allis of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, Richard and his wife, Jane of Harbor Springs, Mich.; and six grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Willie, Aaron, Breanna and Connor, who will all miss their grandfather very much, as we all will. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Towanda. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Koch Funeral Home, 240 S. Atherton St., State College is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Towanda or Martha Lloyd Community Services, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa.)
LENOX –GERALDINE DIMON CORBIN, 94, a lifelong resident of Rome and Wysox, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly. Geraldine was born on Sept. 29, 1908, a daughter of the late James T. and Lizzie (Strope) Lenox of Allis Hollow. Gerry is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Alice and William Watson of Towanda; her son and daughter-in-law, Richard H. and Louise Dimon, of Gillett; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Dimon of Wysox; her stepchildren, George Dana and his wife, Jean Corbin of Okeechobee, Fla., Gerald Grant and his wife, Linda Corbin of Sayre, Christine and her husband, Ora Thetga, of Potterville; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gerry was predeceased by her husbands, Leon C. Dimon and George Corbin; her son James L. Dimon; a grandson, David Dimon; brothers Earl and Howard Lenox; and her sister Nellie Lenox Richmond. At Geraldine's request all services will be held at the convenience of the family on Saturday, at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Tioga Senior Living, 44 Ball St., Waverly, N.Y. 14892, in loving memory of Geraldine Dimon Corbin. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review.
LENT - Iva Pearl Lent Davis, 80, of Leavenworth, Kan., died at her home Monday, Jan. 14, 2002. She was born Oct. 20, 1921, in Staten Island, N.Y., the daughter of Ira P. and Gertrude E. Collingwood Lent. She married Clifford F. Davis on June 7, 1943, in Ulster. He preceded her in death in 1990. She traveled with her husband in his military career and moved permanently to Leavenworth in 1963. She worked out of her home and operated a child-care center, where all of the children through the years knew her as Grandma. She loved to play bingo and played all over the Leavenworth area. She was a member of the Lansing United Methodist Church. She volunteered at the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, and at nursing homes in the area. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Cooties Auxiliary, in which she served through the chairs and as president. She is survived by her four daughters, Elaine E. Teachout, Marilynn I. Jordan and Virginia M. Davis, all of Leavenworth; Elizabeth A. Rhoten of Canon City, Colo., ; sister, Gwladys E. Scott of Troy; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, with the Rev. Jim Hopwood officiating. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Rome Cemetery, with the Rev. Karen Ballard officiating. Local arrangements are being handled by the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. 16947. Memorial contributions are to be directed to the Lansing United Methodist Church.
LEWIS - MILLER, FANNIE B. Services were held Mar. 3, for Fannie
B. Miller, 92, Wysox, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, with Rev.
Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment was in Rome Cemetery. Mrs.
Miller died Feb. 29, 1984 at Heritage Nursing Home, Athens. She was born
Dec. 6, 1891 on Towner Hill, Rome Twp., daughter of William George and Ellen R.
Taylor Lewis. She taught school and later operated a dairy farm with her
husband in Rome. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Gladys) Maryott
of Wysox and Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Maslin of Rome; two grandsons; a
granddaughter; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Alfred (Helen) Merrill of
Troy; several nieces and nephews. (TGR March 8, 1984)