Rome Cemetery, Rome Borough, Bradford
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REILLY Edward Joseph Reilly Jr.
94, of Towanda RR 5, Sheshequin Twp., Pa., formerly of South Waverly, Pa. and Kissimmee, Fla. died
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at his home following declining health. Edward was born Jan. 11, 1916 in Worcester, Mass., the son of the late Edward J. Reilly and Minnie K. Hanft Reilly. In early years, Edward was employed as a defense job instructor for defense workers. He later served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. On May 24, 1947 he married Anna May Hoeger at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church in Englewood, N.J. The couple owned and operated their own taxi company in New Jersey for a number of years. Edward later became employed by the New Jersey Transit Service as a bus driver and drove taxi for the Yellow Cab Company in New York City. Following their retirement, Edward and Anna moved to Kissimmee, Florida where they operated their customized hat and T-shirt business known as Anna Marie Creations. Edward and Anna subsequently made their home in South Waverly, PA where they also operated their screen printing business for a number of years, moved to California in 2000 and then returned to the area to reside with their daughter Kathy in Towanda RR5 in 2002. Edward was a life member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda. He is survived by: his 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 Twp., N.J., M. Kathy Hitchcock and her husband Roger of Towanda RR 5, Pa.; grandchildren, Victoria Reilly, Victoria Dugger 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, Michael Peutl and his wife Jess; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Payton and Jake Kramer, Devon, Joe and Robbie Reilly, Mathew Eagan, Kirsten Cavanaugh, Jocelyn, Jayden and Joelle Mullen, Ethan Peutl and Boden Angus Dugger; siblings, John Reilly, Terry Welch, Francis Reilly, Bill Reilly and Bob Reilly; sister-in-law, Charlotte Raymond of Sussex, N.J.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 61 years, Anna May Hoeger Reilly on April 9, 2008; grandsons, Edward Joseph Reilly IV and James Eagan; granddaughter, Erin Reilly; son-in-law, James Eagan; and brother, Joseph Reilly. Edward's family wishes to express their greatest appreciation to his loving care givers: Cheryl Cipriano, Sherry Donovan, Holly Johnson, Carrie Camp and Julie Shumway, Angel Miller, Theresa Welles and Lori Gill. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon on Saturday, Sept. 18, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third Street, Towanda, Pa. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the church. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the church. Interment will be private in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, Beirne-Webster VFW Post, RR3 Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Bradford County Humane Society, PO Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850 in Edward Joseph Reilly Jr's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, September 17, 2010
REILLY Edward Joseph Jr.
A mass of Christian burial for Edward Joseph Reilly, Jr., 94, of Towanda RR 5, Sheshequin Twp., was held Saturday, September 18, at 12 p.m. at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Third St. Towanda, with the Rev. Martin Boylan, pastor as celebrant. Interment will be private in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. Assisting at the altar were Gary and Wendi Raupers and Gary Raupers II. Eucharistic Minister was Sylvia Hilfiger. Guitarist and soloist was Joel Christian. Gift Bearers were Pat and Brian Kelly. Eulogies were offered by Edward J. Reilly III. and M. Kathy Hitchcock. Pallbearers were: Michael Peutl, Roger Hitchcock, Dennis Reilly, Jim Smith, Ed Reilly and Chris Mullen. Military honors were accorded at the church by Towanda American Legion Post No. 42. The flag was folded by Richard Teeter and Robert Dickerson and was presented by Robert Dickerson. Reader was David Brubaker. Color Guard members were Laverne Kisner and Silas Mills. Bugler was Edward Barrett. A reception for family and friends was held at the Riverstone Inn in Wysox following the service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home 217 York Ave., Towanda. - Sayre Morning Times, September 20, 2010
RICE –ELIZABETH R. BLACKMER, 76, of 212 Troy Road, Ithaca, died Sunday evening, Nov. 4, 1990, in the Tompkins Community Hospital. She was born in Rome, daughter of the late David and Bertina Haney Rice. She was the widow of Donald C. Blackmer who died in 1971. Mrs. Blackmer retired in 1979 as head supervisor of food services at Risley Hall, Cornell University. She had been employed by Cornell for 43 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, Ladies of the Odd Fellows, the Rebekah Lodge and was a past commander of the Ithaca Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Miriam Lowden of Rochester; her brothers, Dr. Alvin W. Rice of Roanoke, Va., James H. Rice of Tunkhannock, Thomas Gerould Rice of Montrose, Fred W. Rice of Schaefferstown, Pa. and David M. Rice of Wysox. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be celebrated by the Rev. Frederick Telecky on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Ithaca. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in the Rome Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Bangs Funeral Home, 209 W. Green St., Ithaca, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, Presbyterian Church of Rome, in care of Imogene Stoll, or to the P.P. Bliss Museum of Rome, in care of Janet Truesdale. –Towanda Daily Review.
RICHARDS –CHARLOTTE M. STROPE, 86 a resident of the Bradford County Manor and formerly of Battle Creek Road, Rome, Pa. died Saturday morning June 12, 1999 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Charlotte was born on September 20, 1912 in Bumpville, Litchfield Township, Pa. a daughter of the late Harry Richards and Emily (Robbins) Richards Bell. As a child and teenager she attended school in Bumpville. On April 16, 1943 in Athens, Pa. she married Howard L. Strope who predeceased her on October 23, 1992. Charlotte and Howard often would visit many of the community centers participating in the game of Bingo. In addition she enjoyed watching game shows on the television and seeing the many donkeys raised by her daughter and son-in-law. Charlotte is survived by: her sons and daughters-in-law, H. Edward and Edie Strope, RR 1, Sugar Run, Pa., Robert L. and Roxy Strope, Concord, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Keith Maslin of Ulster RR 1, Rome, Pa.; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Harry Richards on March 30, 1925, her mother Emily Robbins) Richards Bell on May 23, 1967; brothers, Earl Richards, who died in World War II on Feb. 20, 1945 and brother, Alton Richards who died on Jan. 4, 1974. Funeral services for Charlotte will be held on Tuesday June 15, 1999 at 2 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 Main St., Nichols, N.Y. with the Rev. George E. Ayers of the Mountain Chapel Church, Owego, N.Y. officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at the chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome Cemetery, c/o Shirley Phillips, P.O. Box 63, Rome, Pa. in loving memory of Charlotte M. Strope. –Towanda Daily Review
ROBINSON Nettie - Mrs. B.N. [Nettie] Lent dies at her Herrick home on Monday afternoon at the age of 75 years. She is survived by her husband [Bernie N. Lent] and two sons, Clyde and Chauncey. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday afternoon in the Herrickville Church. Rev. Clarence Andrews of Camptown will officiate. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery. - Wyalusing Rocket, April 1933 ~ Submitted by Bonny Sutton Died in 1933 according to her tombstone (1857 - 1933)
ROCKWELL - Death of an Infant -- Basil LaVere, the six months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin S. Rockwell of 300 Baker street (Corning, NY) died Wednesday morning at 11:30 o'clock at the home of the parents of dysentery. A prayer service will be held this evening at 7 o'clock at the home. Rev. W. Norman Liddy, pastor of the North Baptist church will officiate. The remains will be taken to Rome, Pa., Friday morning for burial. Newspaper clipping unidentified source, prob. Corning Leader (1913) Parentheses mine. Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
ROCKWELL –BEATRICE ROCKWELL CASHDOLLAR, 87, formerly of Rome, Pa., died Friday, June 10, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, N. Towanda Twp., Pa. Born November 29, 1917, in Granville Summit, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Clarence Wilbur Rockwell and Eleanor Louise Clark Rockwell. Beatrice was a 1935 graduate of the Towanda High school. In earlier years Beatrice was employed by Fontaine Weaving in Towanda and was later employed by the Eclipse in Elmira, N.Y. from 1942 to 1952. “Bea” loved her family, her extended church family and all her friends at the Colonial Towers in Towanda. She was known as a devoted volunteer at the Bradford County Manor, a life-time member of the Rome Vigilante Fire Company Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and a long time member of the Rome united Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Bea was also a member of widowed persons service and was a life time member of the 94th Infantry Auxiliary. She will be remembered as a terrific cook and for her sharp wit and wonderful sense of humor. Surviving are; her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and David D’Allesandro of Mercur; her son and daughter-in-law, James W. and Maryann Cashdollar, Sr. of Mercur; four grandchildren, Mark David Hicks, Kelly Ann Cashdollar, Katie Elizabeth Cashdollar, James W. Cashdollar, Jr.; brothers, George W. Rockwell of Drain, Or., Walter Manley of New Albany; sisters, Margaret Newton of Sodus, N.Y., Mary Henson of Fla., Florence Williamson of Buffalo, N.Y., Vera Rogers of Sayre; sisters-in-law, Esther C. Chilson of Wysox, Ruby Manley of Fla.; brother-in-law, James H. “Link” Cashdollar of Wysox; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Cashdollar on August 13, 1996; sisters, Matie Stevens, Catherine McRonald, Frances Nobles; brothers, Thomas Manley, Carl Manley, Samuel Manley and Charles Manley; and sister-in-law, Janette C. Clark. The funeral and committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2005, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. K. Ben Robinson, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be private in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday evening at the funeral home. 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. or to the Vigilante Engine Co., P.O. Box 77, Rome, Pa. in Beatrice Rockwell Cashdollar’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
ROCKWELL - Railroad Man Dies of Heart Attack-- Fred Dennis Rockwell, 60, of 66 East Sycamore street, was found dead at 6:40 a.m. today at the foot of an embankment on the south side of the Delaware, Lackawana & Western Railroad tracks at the head of Decatur street, Coroner W. S. Cobb said today. A preliminary examination showed no broken bones or other injuries, the coroner said, and he said Mr. Rockwell probably suffered a heart attack. Altogether Mr. Rockwell was a resident of Corning for nearly 30 years, living here at two different times during both of which he was an employee of the New York Central Railroad. His boyhood was spent in Rome, Pa., where he was born August 13, 1877, the son of Lemuel and Anna Cook Rockwell. He married Miss May Pritchard of Wellsboro, Pa., May 1, 1901. From 1898 to 1912 he resided here and worked for the Central as a trainman, leaving at the end of that time to become engaged in farming. In 1922 he returned to the city and was employed as a yard conductor by the Central until about two weeks ago. He had not been in the best of health. Mr. Rockwell was a member of the North Baptist church. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Davis, 60 East Sycamore street; one son, Glen Rockwell, Miami, Fla.; two grandchildren, Betty Davis, Corning, and Shirley Ann Rockwell, Miami, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Fred Jetter, Utica; one brother, Melvin Rockwell, Spruce street, Corning. The body was removed to the Phillips funeral Home where friend may call and where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, The Rev. Richard R. Augustine, pastor of North Baptist Church, will conduct the services. The place of burial will be announced later. -- Newspaper clipping, prob. Corning Leader abt. 1937 Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
ROCKWELL - Kenneth Rockwell -- Kenneth, the 18 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Rockwell, died this afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the home at 300 Baker street (Corning). Funeral announcement will be made later. Newspaper clipping, unidentified source, prob. Corning Leader, (1912) (This little one is buried in Rome Cemetery, Bradford Co., PA) parentheses mine Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
ROCKWELL - Lemuel Rockwell died Sep 15, 1918 at his home in Rome Township, after an illness of six months of complication of diseases, aged 66 years. His wife, one son, and a daughter survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, with interment in the Rome, Pa.,cemetery. Bradford Star, dated Sep 19, 1918, in the "Mortuary" column. Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotamil.com
LEWIS C. ROCKWELL, 84 of Rome, Pa., died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born Aug. 26, 1922, in West Burlington, Pa., he was a son of the late Willis and Cecil Herda Rockwell. Lewis was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1940. In 1942, Lewis entered the U.S. Army during World War II and served with Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 349th Infantry. He served as a gunner and combat infantryman in the Appennines, Rome-Arno and Po Valley. In 1944 he was wounded in Italy and was later awarded the Purple Heart and three Bronze battle stars. On Oct. 7, 1950, Lewis married the former Shirley A. Ross. Lewis was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda, retiring after 32 years of service. He was a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church. Lewis enjoyed re-caining chairs, refinishing furniture and working around his home. Surviving are: his wife of 56 years, Shirley R. Rockwell, at home; his children, Nancy Rockwell of Terrell, Texas. Sandra Swartley and her husband, Donald Swartley, of Wysox RR2, and Richard Rockwell and his wife, Angela Rockwell, of Athens Township; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; Sisters, Pauline Porter of West Burlington, Pa., Beatrice Holm of Madison, Wis., and Jean Wagner and her husband, Dean Wagner, of Canton RR. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl and Richard Rockwell. The funeral and committal service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Theo Griffin, assistant pastor of the North Rome Wesleyan Church, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord full military honors at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the North Rome Wesleyan Church, RR 1, Box 186, Ulster, Pa. in Lewis C. Rockwell's memory. –Towanda Daily Review
ROCKWELL - Melvin S. Rockwell -- Melvin S. Rockwell, 59, retired trainman, died at his home at 30 Spruce street today at 5:30 a.m. Mr. Rockwell had suffered a heart ailment for the past 14 years. Born in Rome, Pa., Februrary 14, 1884, he was the son of Lemuel and Anna Cook Rockwell. He and Marian Trowbridge of Rome, Pa., were married in that city October 6, 1905 by the Rev. Lewis of Nichols. He came to Corning to live 38 years ago. Mr. Rockwell worked on the New York Central railroad as a trainman for 32 years before illness forced him to retire. He was a member of the North Baptist Church in which he was a deacon and chief usher. He was also Bible secretary of the local Gideon Camp and for the past year was present at the departure of every Corning Army contingent but one and presented the selectees with copies of the New Testament. He also visited every rural school in the district to present Bibles. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Walker, of Buffalo; three sons in the service, Lieutenant Fay E. Rockwell of Painted Post, now in California, Staff Sergeant Ondree Rockwell of Hawaii, and Staff Sergeant Clifford Rockwell, now on maneuvers; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Jetter, Solsville; and three grandchildren, Stanley and Raymond Walker of Buffalo and Richard Fay Rockwell of Painted Post. The body, now at the Carpenter Funeral Home, will be removed to the Spruce street residence this evening. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery. The Rev. James Bedford of the North Baptist Church will officiate at funeral services, the date and time for which will be fixed after word has reached Mr. Rockwell's sons. --Corning Leader, Feb. 1, 1944 Melvin S. Rockwell -- Funeral services for Melvin S. Rockwell, 59, who died Tuesday at his home, 30 Spruce street, will be held at the home on Friday at 2 p.m. for members of the family and at 2:30 p.m. in the North Baptist Church. The Rev. James Bedford, pastor, will officiate. It is expected that members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of which organization Mr. Rockwell was a member, will attend services at the church, as well as members (of) the Corning Camp of the Gideons. --Corning Leader, Feb. 2, 1944 Melvin S. Rockwell -- The funeral of Melvin S. Rockwell, 59, who died at his home, 30 Spruce street, Tuesday, was held Friday afternoon. Private services were held at the home at 2 o'clock and at the North Baptist Church at 2:30. The Rev. James Bedford, pastor of the North Baptist Church officiated, assisted by the Rev. Alexander Perry, pastor of the Monterey Baptist Church. During the services, John Admundsen sang two solos. Three fellow-workers of the North Baptist Church, for which he was an ardent worker, and three fellow-members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen acted as bearers. They were Curtis Hicks, Fred Lane, and Samuel Hackett of the church, and Jesse Weaver, W. F. Burrows and George Frank, of the B. of R. T. Burial being made in the Coopers Plains Cemetery today. Corning Leader, Feb. 5, 1944. Submitted by Susan Austin email@example.com
ROCKWELL - (Henry) "Dennis" Rockwell, an aged and highly respected citizen of Rome Township, died at the home of his son Melvin on Thursday (April 2, 1902) morning. He is survived by three sons -- Melvin and Lemuel of Rome, and Edison of Athens, also by one daughter, Mrs. Asa Babcock of Rome. Funeral services were held in the M.E. church Saturday; internment at Rome. -- Bradford Republican of April 10, 1902 Patentheses mine. Susan Austin SusanAustin@hotmail.com
ROSENGRANT –JEAN MAE ROSENGRANT BELLES, 77, widow of Karl A. Belles, formerly of East Towanda and Sayre, Pa. died Tuesday afternoon June 1, 2004 at the Highlands Care Center, LaPorte, Pa. Born June 5, 1926 in Tunkhannock, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Wilmot A. Rosengrant and Clio Storey Rosengrant. She was a graduate of Tunkhannock High School and Wyoming Seminary. On June 13, 1947 she married Karl A. Belles in Tunkhannock, Pa. Jean and Karl owned and operated their five and dime store in Laceyville, Pa. for 5 years. They later moved to Towanda, Pa. in 1964. Jean was formerly employed by the J.J. Newberry Store in Towanda, Claverack Rural Electric in Wysox, and the First National Bank of Bradford County in Towanda. She was later employed by the Citizens & Northern Bank in Towanda for many years until her retirement in 1985. Jean was a member of the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 Auxiliary. Surviving are: her Son and daughter-in-law, Royce and Deborah Belles of Rome, Pa.; her granddaughters, Stephanie VanDerlyke and her husband Peter VanDerlyke of Clifton Springs, N.Y., Nikki Rae Belles and Kara Ann Belles both of Rome, Pa.; her great-grandchildren, Colby Marie VanDerlyke and Jarod Christopher VanDerlyke of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; two sisters, Janet Reynolds and her husband John Reynolds of Tunkhannock, Pa., Wilma Traver of Dallas, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Karl A. Belles on March 19, 2004 and by a son, Gary Karl Belles on January 3, 1999. A memorial service will be held Tuesday June 8, 2004 at 4 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa. with Pastor Elwyn Patrick of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. There are no calling hours. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Towanda Daily Review.
HAROLD E. ROWE, 81, of Allis Hollow, Rome RR 1, died Monday, July 31, 1995 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Aug. 4, 1913, in Rome, Pa., he was a son of the late Charles and Grace Horton Rowe. Harold attended Rome High School and later on July 15, 1938, he married the former Wilda Manes. Harold owned and operated his farm in Allis Hollow for most of his life and also operated his own milk trucking business for many years. Following the death of his parents, Harold and his wife, Wilda assumed the operation of Rowe’s General Store in Allis Hollow. Harold was well-known throughout the area and possessed many friends. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Towanda. Harold loved his family and enjoyed reading. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wilda Manes Rowe, at home; a daughter, Sally Dempsey of Elmira, N.Y.; two daughters and sons-in-law; Grace and Robert Hayward Sr. of Meshoppen and Kay and Donald Sluyter Sr. of Rome; five grandchildren; Lisa Howell, Robert Hayward Jr., Scott Hayward, Danielle Shull, Donald Sluyter Jr.; three great-grandchildren; Christopher and Brandon Howell and Alexa-Kae Shull. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 3, 1995 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Nancy Pitely, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the: Rome United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 117, Rome, Pa. or to the Bradford County Library Bookmobile, RR 3, Troy, Pa. in Harold E. Rowe’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
RUSSELL Linda J. Age 59 of Elmira, died after an extended illness Thursday, April 13, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born Aug. 26, 1946 in Waverly, NY, the daughter of the late Richard and Theresa (Doane) Russell. Her surviving family includes her sister and brothers, Richard (Nita) Russell of New Cumberland, PA, Raymond (Patty) Russell of Tulare, CA, Julia (Sherwood) Rodman of Van Etten and John Russell, also of Van Etten; several nieces and nephews. She had been employed at various local businesses, including Marine Midland Bank, Carnevale and Niles Certified Public Accountants, as well as other various accounting positions in the County. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 from 2 to 3 p.m., where her service will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Rome Cemetery, Rome, PA.
MISS POLLY LUCILLE RUSSELL, 87 of Rome RD 1, Pa., Tuesday July 10, 1956 at Burlington, Pa. Survived by six nephews and one niece. The body is at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, N.Y. where friends may call. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Ned Thomas. Rome Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/1956
RUSSELL - Roe W. Russell Jr., 77, of RR3, Rome, Pa., died
Friday morning, Feb. 5, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital. A life long and well respected resident of Rome, Roe was born on March 27, 1932, a son of the late Eunice (Lewis) and Roe W. Russell, Sr. He was a graduate of Rome High School Class of 1950 where he had participated on the baseball and basketball teams. On Jan. 20, 1951, he married Mary Ross and together they celebrated fifty-nine years of happiness. For many years, he owned and operated the family dairy farm in Rome. Roe was a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church where he served on the church board. In addition, he also served on the Rome Cemetery Board, was a longtime member of the Northeast Bradford School Board, served as a delegate for Eastern Milk Producers and for many years was a school bus driver for Northeast Bradford, Sayre and Towanda school systems. Roe and Mary will be remembered for their generosity by opening their home to many community activities and their hearts to many children. Together, Roe and Mary always enjoyed traveling and visiting with others. Roe will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his community. He is survived by his wife Mary; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Leslie Wanck of Hornbrook, Janet and Tod Horton of Rome Twp.; grandchildren, Lisa (Michael) Shanks of Towanda, Jason (Dawn) Wanck of Athens, Pa., Jacob Wanck of Hornbrook, Eric (Brittany) Wanck of Acworth, Ga., Benjamin Horton, Brian Horton both of Rome, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Parker and Graham Wanck of Athens; and soon to be great grandbaby boy Shanks; nieces and nephews, Nancy Rockwell (James Smith), Sandra (Donald) Swartley of Rome Twp., Edward (Sara) Ross of Atlanta, Mich., Scott (Doreen) Ross of Coudersport, N.Y., Richard (Angie) Rockwell of Athens Twp., Pa.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirley Rockwell of Rome, Pa., Robert (Nancy) Ross of S. Waverly, Pa., Gary (Louise) Ross of Montross, Va.; cousin, Philip (Sarah) Russell of Tampa, Fla. Roe was predeceased by his parents; brother, Lloyd Arthur Russell; an infant daughter; and son Richard "Rick" Russell. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and celebration of his life will follow at 3 p.m. with his nephew, Pastor Edward Ross, officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Rome Cemetery. Memories and condolences for Roe's family may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Shirley Phillips, PO Box 63, Rome, PA 18837, or the North Rome Wesleyan Church, RR 1 Box 186, Ulster, PA 18850, in loving memory of Roe W. Russell, Jr. -Towanda Daily Review, Feb.7.2010
SCHRADER - (Towanda Daily Review September 24,
1982) (Rome Cemetery) Submtted by Susan Wittie
Mrs. Harold (Myrtle) Horton Of Rome Dies at Age 85
Myrtle Anne Schraeder Horton of Wysox RD2, highly regarded resident of the Rome community, died Thursday, September 23, in the skilled nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Harold Horton and had been a patient at the hospital Since May 5. During the long period of her illness, she displayed great courage and spirit and at the time high hopes were held for her recovery. However, during the past week her condition steadily deteriorated, with the end coming Thursday at noon. Mrs. Horton was born September 26, 1897 in the over sot area of Towanda Township, the daughter of Orange Allen and Lillian Brown Schrader. Her formal education was in the schools of her home community and Towanda High School. Following her graduation from high school, she enrolled at Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield Teacher’s Collage and following completion of her courses there, taught at the Highland School near her home and later at Luthers Mills. In 1921, Myrtle Schrader Married Harold Horton, their weeding taking place at her home. They took up their residence at Ghent where they operated a farm. From there they moved to Rome, spending most of their 61 years of married life there. Mrs. Horton was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church, having belonged to that church for 37 years. She also was a member and past matron of Rome chapter 26 Order of the Eastern Star, and had been a member of the Towanda Garden Club. Myrtle Horton’s life was centered around her home and her family, in which she took great delight and pride, and will long be remembered by many for her graciousness, her industriousness and her keen sense of duty. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Harold Horton Jr., of Binghamton, NY, and Kenneth Horton, of Wilbraham, Mass.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The grandchildren are, Cindy Adams of NYC, David Horton of Syracuse, Brian Horton of Binghamton, NY, Valerie Sweeney of Boston, Mass., Kenneth Horton Jr., of Big Sandy, Texas, and Elaine Horton of Wilbraham, Mass. Also surviving are two brothers, Robert Schraeder of Towanda, and George A. Schraeder of Webster, NY, and a sister, Ella S. Repsher of Towanda RD1. There are several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2pm at the Rome United Methodist Church with it’s pastor, The Rev. Michael Hughes officiating. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery. Friends may call at the Archer-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home, 23 Main Street, Towanda, Saturday evening, September 25, from 7 o’clock until 9. The Rome Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, will conduct memorial services there Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock.
SHORES Perl Arthur Shores
95, of Ulster, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at his home; the same home he was born in. Perl was born on July 24, 1917 in Ghent, Pa., a son of (the late) Olie and Grace Shores. A lifelong and dedicate farmer, Perl treasured his family, enjoyed visiting with his neighbors and was a true “Mr. Fix It.” He is survived by his wife Lillian; children: Boyd Shores and Fran Brown; grandchildren Jennifer, Kathryn and Molly; great-grandchildren: Heather, Andrew and Magnus Perl; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Perl was predeceased by his parents, brothers Earl and Elmer Shores and sister Marie Hayden. A memorial service and celebration of Perl’s life will be held on Sunday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at the North Rome Wesleyan Church. A gathering for family and friends will follow until 4 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Memorial Hospice, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Perl Arthur Shores. Sayre Morning Times – January 18, 2013
SIMONS - Cleone Irene Simons Foote
March 8, 2002
Cleone Irene Simons Foote, 78, of 12 Bee St., Laceyville, PA, died on Friday, March 8, 2002 at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock surrounded by her family. Born Sept. 9, 1923 in Rome, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Lela VanSice Simons. Cleone attended the Rome School and was employed by Mindy Sue, Inc. in Laceyville and by several area dress factories until her automobile accident in 1985. Cleone enjoyed Wednesday afternoon visits from her family, playing bingo and the lottery and playing cards with her care givers. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd and Dawn Fox of Laceyville, Philip and Mary Jane Fox of Florida and Richard and Jennie Fox of Mehoopany; 10 grandchildren, Latrenda and Harry Fassett of Rush, David and Wendy Fox of Tunkhannock, Lisa and Eddie Latini of Wyalusing, Dale and Jeneane Fox of Lawton, Mary Fox of Sayre, Angel and Tom Joerg of Florida, Amiee and Jan Lamphere of Monroeton, Mike Fox of Tunkhannock, Tim Fox of North Carolina and Amanda Fox of Mehoopany; 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Mildred Bates of Stevensville, Beverly and Don Manvell of Rome and Margie Shores of Rome; a brother, Gary Bates of Little Meadows; an aunt, Ina Mills of Stevensville; an uncle, Lloyd VanSice of Sayre and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold "Jack" Fox in Jan. 1963; her second husband, Frank Foote in Jan. 1997; an infant son in 1943; a brother, Carl Simons and her stepfather, William Bates. The funeral services were held Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Ann Blair, pastor of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Rome Cemetery, Rome. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday evening and one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Good Will Fire Company, PO Box 207, Laceyville, PA 18623 or to the Laceyville American Legion Post No. 510, RR 1, Box 1833, Laceyville, PA 18623.
SMITH –RUTH S. COOK, 95 of Sayre, Pa., formerly of Rome, Pa., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born July 9, 1911, in LeRaysville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Fred and Nina Pierce Smith. Ruth was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church, enjoyed sewing and loved her animals. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; son Duane B. Maryott; and daughter Barbara A. VanHorn. She is survived by her daughter Martha Cook of Sayre; son Bill and Sylvia Maryott of Rome; son-in-law, Charles VanHorn of Canton, Pa.; grandchildren, Kristofer Cook of Sayre, Reed and Janie Maryott of Rome, Thad Maryott of Rome, Angela and Harold Smith of Williamsport, Pa., Dane and Cindy Maryott of Harrisburg, Pa., Randy and Lisa Maryott of Harrisburg, Amy and Darren Zimmer, of Canton, Michael and Sherry VanHorn of Canton and Mark VanHorn of Canton; and 16 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Rome Presbyterian Church, Rome. Burial will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Rome Presbyterian Church, PO Box 189, Main Street, Rome, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 3/16/2007
STROPE Emily Louise Strope Cowell
91, of Parkton, N.C., died July 3, 2011 in her home. Mrs. Cowell is survived by two daughters, Louise A Cowell and Fay E. Jones; one son, James Cowell; seven grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel in Hope Mills, N.C. Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 11 in Rome United Methodist Church Cemetery in Rome, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – July 7, 2011
STROPE –KATHRYN L. MASLIN, 59, wife of Keith D. Maslin of Ulster RR 1, Rome Township, Pa. died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born Jan. 20, 1947, in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Charlotte Richards Strope. Kathryn was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School. On April 8, 1969, Kathryn married Keith D. Maslin at the Calvary Baptist Church in Athens, Pa. In early years, Kathryn worked with her husband in their excavation business, and she also assisted him in the operation of their family dairy farm until the time of her death. Kathryn possessed great love for her family and caring for her animals on the farm. Surviving are: her husband, Keith D. Maslin, at home; her son, Wade D. Maslin of Ulster RR 1; her daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn M. Comstock and Reed Comstock of Ulster RR 1 and Carol L. Miller and Edward Miller of Rome RR 3; three grandchildren, Cody M. Miller, Shawnee M. Comstock and Taylor R. Miller; a step-granddaughter, Amanda L. Keller; two brothers and sisters-in-law, H. Edward Strope and Edith Strope of Downingtown, Pa., and Robert Strope and Roxanne Strope of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tammy Maslin. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Pastor Ken Crain officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review
JOHN MICHAEL SWEAT III, 31, of RR 1 Ulster (Rome Twp.), Pa., died Monday evening, June 19, 2006, in Warren Township, Pa., as the result of an accident. Born May 16, 1975, in Sayre, Pa., he was the son of John M. Sweat Jr. and Judy Gowin Rosencrance. John was formerly employed by E and B Lumber in Wysox, Pa., and the Mountain Hardwood Sawmill in Rome, Pa. At the time of his death he was employed by the Bradford Quarry in Warren Center, Pa. John enjoyed spending time with his children, the outdoors, hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife; Holly A. Maxwell Sweat, and his children, Te’a Lynn Sweat and Dalton James Sweat, all at home; his mother and stepfather, Judy and Fred Rosencrance of Rome RR 1; his father, John M. Sweat Jr. of Wysox, Pa., a half-brother; Charles Sweat of Wysox; and a half-sister, Donna Sweat of Tunkhannock, Pa.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Jean Maxwell of Ulster. He was preceded in death by his brother; James B. “Jimmy” Gowin on Nov. 25, 2003; his maternal grandparents, Walter and Dorothy Allen Gowin; and his paternal grandparents, John M. Sweat Sr. and Sue Robinson Sweat. A private graveside service will be held at the Rome Cemetery, Rome, at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting John’s family with arrangements. –Towanda Daily Review
TINNA Mrs. Thelma B. Allis, wife of Murray Allis of 512 Church Street, Athens died suddenly yesterday morning at the age of 60. Mrs Allis was a former Towandian, her husband at one time having been express agent here. Later they resided in Wysox, but for the last seven years have lived in Athens. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha MARSH Tinna and was born in Wyalusing. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wesley Koup of Waverly; two sisters, Miss Mae Tinna of Troy and Mrs Edward Forscht of Chicago; a step-daughter, Mrs. Frank Kropp of Bath; five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the aMiller Funeral Home here with Rev. Harry Porter Farr, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Rome Cemetery. Submitted by Reva Wagner. 1961 Towanda Daily Review
VANDERPOOL Peyton Marilyn
"Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever." Our little angel, Peyton Marilyn Vanderpool, infant daughter of John and Darcy Vanderpool, died on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. She will be forever missed by her parents, John and Darcy Vanderpool of Sayre; her maternal grandparents, John and Lisa Lewis of Rome, Pa.; paternal grandparents, John and Eleanor Vanderpool of Towanda; maternal great-grandparents, Gene and Esther Lewis of Towanda; maternal great-grandparents, Ted and Donna Matthews of Rome, Pa.; paternal great-grandmother, Carrie Vanderpool of Towanda, Pa.; her aunts and uncles, Heather and Kevin Heft of Sandy Creek, N.Y., Tonya and Clint Anderson of Towanda; several great aunts, uncles and her special cousins, Allison, Trevor and Logan; along with a special friends Tina and Paul Hottle. Peyton was welcomed into heaven by her paternal great grandparents, Donald and Rose Vanderpool.A private family service will be held for Peyton on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Rome Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Karen Ballard officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Rome Cemetery. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Bradford-Tioga Head Start, 5 Riverside Plaza, Blossburg, PA 16912. Caring assistance is being provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Towanda Daily Review – October 17, 2013
VANDERPOOL - Daily Review
Virginia Phyllis Allis, 63, of RR#1, Orwell Twp, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, November 26, 2003 following a period of declining health. Virginia was born on July 5, 1940 a daughter of the late Clifford and Lucy (Johnson) Vanderpool. On May 26, 1973, in Towanda, she married Dale E. Allis. Virginia was an avid doll collector and especially enjoyed those with an Indian heritage; although her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Dale E. Allis, at home; her sons and daughter-in-law: Michael Yost, James Yost of Owego; Rodney and his wife Lisa Yost of Monroeton; and Paul Allis of Anchorage, AK; her daughters and sons-in-law: Renee and Merrill Carey of Barton, N.Y.; Lori Allis of Towanda; and Tammy and Bill Pierce of Towanda. Her brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Cecilia Vanderpool of E. Smithfield; her sister: Dorothy Maloney of W. Pittson, Pa. her mother-in-law: Madaline Allis of Silversprings, Md; brothers-in-law: Daryl Allis of Silversprings, Md; Bobby Kinner of Austinville; Francis Kinner of Franklindale; Perry Norton of Rome; Sister-in-law: Carol Allis of Phoenix, AZ; twelve grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was predeceased by her parents Clifford and Lucy Vanderpool; her sisters: Betty Kinner, Sally Kinner and Merilla Norton; Brothers: Virgil Vanderpool; Glenn Vanderpool and Lincoln Vanderpool; Brothers-in-Law: Dean Allis and Jack Maloney. Family and friends are invited to attend a musical celebration of Virginia's life on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Friday, Nov. 28 from 7-9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10006 in loving memory of Virginia Phyllis Allis. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
LLOYD R. VANSICE, 89, of Haggerty’s Personal Care Home, 106 Hayden St., Sayre, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at home. Born Jan. 1, 1916, in Rome Township, he was a son of the late Dennis Post VanSice and Minnie Bell Hankinson VanSice. Lloyd was a graduate of Nichols High School, Nichols, N.Y., class of 1934. In early years Lloyd operated his farm in Mercur and was later employed by General Electric in Elmira, N.Y., until his retirement. Lloyd was a member of the Rome United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge in Towanda. He enjoyed serving as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital, in Sayre, for many years. Surviving are his wife, Alice Stevens VanSice, who is a resident of the Bradford County Manor, Troy RR3, a sister, Ina Mills of Stevensville; four stepdaughters, Ruth Franklin of Texas, Lois Brown of Rome RR3, Jean Sampson of Maryland and Linda Crawford of Rome RR#; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; his devoted and loving caregivers, Tim and Sonia Haggerty and Tim Haggerty Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife Mazie C. Radney VanSice on Feb. 17, 1992; three stepsons, Harry, Paul and Delmaine Ziegler; six brothers, Robert, Lewis, Charles, William, Fran and Murray VanSice; and three sisters, Alta Ruch, Lela Bates and Emma Elliott. The funeral and committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome. Friends may call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
VOUGHT Clarence H., 68 of North Towanda died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral HOme Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Rome. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The American Legion will have charge of services at the grave. Thomas P. Miller, Funeral Director, Towanda, PA. July 7, 1961, Towanda Daily Review. NOTE His headstone says he was born March 31, 1893 and has PA F 1 Us Navy WW1-Flag and Vet Marker.
WALKER, ARTHUR, Arthur Eugene Walker, 62, of Wysox, died September 14, 1986 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born September 24, 1923 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur L. and Lela Woodruff Walker. Surviving are his wife, Isadore Mae Vincent Walker; two sons; daughters, Louise M. Comfort of Columbia Cross Roads, RD2, Mrs. Kenneth (Charlotte) Benjamin Sr., Rome, NY RD1, Mrs. Ralph (Rosemary) Bailey of Sayre RD2, Mrs. Ronald (Barbara) Forbes, Wysox, RD2, Diana L. Palmer, Troy, RD3, Mrs. Roy (Susan) Evans of Gray, GA; 22 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; a sister; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held September 16 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Harry L. Ferguson of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was to be in Rome Cemetery with Towanda American Legion Post #42 according full military honors, (TGR Sept. 18, 1986)
WARFLE - George E Warfle (March 19, 1910 - March 30, 2008) George E. Warfle, 98, of RR 3, Route 187, Rome, Pa died peacefully at his home Sunday, March 30, 2008. He was born on March 19, 1910 in Berkshire, New York a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Grover Warfle. He was a devoted lifetime farmer~In 1933, George began his farming career as a hired hand at the NB Wilmot Farm. He later purchased the farm in farm in 1965 and continued farming until his retirement in 1985. In addition, George also had a milk route where he hauled canned milk to the Wysox Creamery for many area farmers. George was a 60 year member of the Roman Lodge #418 where he served as Past Master and Secretary. He was an avid reader, enjoyed nice cars and attending many baseball games with his friends. George is survived by his sister-in-law Marjorie Warfle and her family; his extended family and dear friends Jane and John Richard Upham and family; Stella Walker and family; many friends and his neighbors also survive. George was predeceased by his parents; and brothers: Arthur, Robert and Harold. A time of remembering the special gift George was to all of us will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 11 am at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 South Main St., Nichols with Pastor George Jatko, officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Wednesday, April 2nd from 10 am until the time of the Masonic Service. Masonic services will be conducted by the Roman Lodge #418 F & AM at 10:45 am. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the Rome Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial contribution to the Rome Cemetery Association, PO Box 63, Rome, Pa 18837 in loving memory of George E. Warfle. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
WILBUR - Daily Review 10/11/2003
Marian Louise Wilbur Harvey, 88, widow of Lester Stephen Harvey Sr. of Rome, died Thursday evening, Oct. 9, 2003, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Cherie and Ron L. Jones, in North Orwell. Born May 16, 1915, in Orwell Township, she was a daughter of the late Manville Paul and Clara Almira Drake Wilbur. Marian was a 1933 graduate of Rome High School and in early years assisted her parents on the family farm in Rome Township. On Aug. 12, 1933, Marian married Lester Stephen Harvey. Mrs. Harvey was formerly employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre and was later employed by the Rome Post Office for 16 years. She was a member of the Rome Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women and the Rome Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 26 for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Vigilante Engine Co. Auxiliary of Rome. Marian was a very active member of her community, where she was highly regarded and possessed many good friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in her garden and exercise and was an avid walker. Marian was a dedicated Cub Scout den mother in the Rome area and volunteer for the Elder Guild in Towanda and Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. Many will remember her talents especially in baking and artistic wedding cake creations. Marian was gifted in crocheting and as a seamstress and quilter. Her selfless devotion and giving of herself to others was always paramount in her life as she worked to make blankets and mittens and provide a helping hand to those in need. Most of all she will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who always offered unconditional love for her family. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Surviving are two daughters, Anna Lucille Ferguson and her husband, James Ferguson, of Lock Haven, Pa., and Cherie Jones and her husband, Ron L. Jones, of North Orwell; four sons, Charles Manville Harvey and his wife, Ruth Harvey, of Orwell, Richard Duane Harvey and his wife, Loraine Harvey, of Crossville, Tenn., Thomas Eugene Harvey of Endicott, N.Y., and Lester Stephen Harvey Jr. and his wife, Betty Harvey, of Warren Center; 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; six sisters, Mavis Allis of Georgia, Edna Welliver of the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital of Towanda, Ethel Parks of the Colonial Towers of Towanda, Julia Menichelli of the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital of Towanda, Nancy Post and her husband, Floyd Post, of Towanda RR 5, and Ellen Gunn and her husband, James Gunn, of Rome and Arizona; a brother, Julius "Bud" Wilbur and his wife, Shelba Wilbur, of Rome Township; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Stephen Harvey Sr., on June 15, 1986; a daughter, Donna Marie Rosencrance, on Feb. 2, 2001; and two grandchildren, Michele Harvey, on July 20, 1986, and Dennis Harvey on Dec. 22, 1998. The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with her pastor, the Rev. Karen Ballard of the Rome Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery, Rome. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Rome Presbyterian Church in care of Frederick Lengemann, P.O. Box 161, Rome, Pa. 18837, or to Memorial Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Marian Louise Wilbur Harvey's memory. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman
WOODBURN - 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. - Towanda Daily Review, Mar.9.2010
WOODBURN Ruth Anne (Woodburn) Thomas
78, of Lehigh Ave. Vestal, NY died on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY following a period of declining health. Ruth Anne was born on February 27, 1935 at home in Rome, Pa the daughter of the late Edward Allen and Lillian (Chaffee) Woodburn. She lived at this residence until her adult years. Ruth Anne was a graduate of Rome High School Class of 1953 and following graduation she attended Mansfield State Teachers College and graduated in 1957 from there. She met and married Jack Thomas, the love of her life, on July 29, 1956. In 1959, the two with their son Mark moved to Binghamton, NY where she taught in the city schools. In 1965 they moved to Vestal where they reside at the present time. For many years, Ruth Anne was a dedicated member of the Sweet Adeline's, she kept a busy schedule with practices, shows and competitions. Ruth Anne loved her family, dedicating her life to them. She enjoyed visiting with people and always carried a smile wherever she traveled. Ruth Anne is survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, Jack; her children: Mark and his wife Julee Thomas; Marcia and her husband Mark Sanford all of Vestal; Craig and his wife Dianne Thomas of Silver Springs, MD; a sister Margaret Chapman of Rome, Pa; her grandchildren: Shana Thomas, Katie Thomas, Brian Thomas, Brandon Sanford, Josh Thomas, and Megan Sanford; niece Pam Zukowski; nephew Cam Chapman and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents Edward and Lillian Woodburn and a special brother-in-law David Chapman. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation on Monday, July 1st from 11-1 pm at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Ruth Anne's life will be held on Monday at 3 pm at the Rome Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Karen Ballard, officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the Lourdes Foundation, 169 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY 13905 or Rome Cemetery, PO Box 63, Rome, PA 18837 in loving memory of Ruth Anne (Woodburn) Thomas. Towanda Daily Review – July 2, 2013
Ethel M. Worthington Bennett, 87, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, and Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home, North Towanda Township, Pa., died Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Born June 26, 1920 in Sonestown, Pa., she was a daughter of the late James Clayton Worthington and Jessie Bennett Worthington. Ethel owned and operated her farm in Liberty Corners for a number of years. She was a member and past president of the Monroe Hose Company Auxiliary in Monroeton and was a member of the North Towanda United Methodist Church. She loved to cook and enjoyed cooking for the Monroe Hose Company Auxiliary dinners. Ethel also enjoyed embroidery and crocheting. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Boyd R. "Dick" Bennett of Monroeton; three grandchildren, Richard Scott Bennett and Denise Wells of Monroeton, Robin Rae Christensen and her husband John Christensen of South Weber, Utah, Brian Bennett and his wife Janine Bennett of Dryden, N.Y.; six great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Ashley Bennett, Clifton Park, N.Y., Jared Christensen and his wife Whitney Christensen of Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Jason Christensen of Ft. Jackson, S.C., Leighann Bennett and Taylor Bennett of Dryden, N.Y.; two great-great-granddaughters, Mattie and Regan Christensen of Okinawa, Japan; three sisters, Laverna Miller of Williamsport, Floye Walker of Stockton, Calif., Beatrice Petty of Deland, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Betty Worthington of Monroeton, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Maurice Bump, Richard Sick and Boyd Bennett; brothers, Guy and Earl Worthington; sisters, Ruth Dean, Elizabeth Hammer and Hanah Hewes. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, or to the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital, at 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa., 18848 In Ethel M. Bennett's memory. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
WURTENBURG E. Marie Wurtenburg Allis
97, widow of Rodney B. Allis of Main Street, Rome, died Saturday morning, Aug. 18, 2012 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, with her loving family by her side. Marie was born Jan. 20, 1915 in Orwell Twp., the daughter of the late Carl and Christine Goff Wurtenburg. She was a graduate of Rome High School and later attended one year of high school at Union Endicott in Endicott, N.Y. She was subsequently employed as an operator at the telephone office in Nichols, N.Y. for Mrs. Fern Cowan. On June 29, 1938, Marie married Rodney B. Allis. The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2008 with a gathering of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 13, 2008. Marie later served as telephone operator for the Rome, exchange for two years. Marie provided care for her grandparents Bertie and Bessie Goff until their passing in the early 1950's and then provided care for Leon and Mary Taylor until their passing. Marie served as secretary for Rome Borough for many years. She was a devoted member of the Rome United Methodist Church for 86 years and was the oldest and longest living member of the church at the time of her death. Marie faithfully served her church in various capacities as a church officer, choir and UMW member and served with her husband Rodney as church custodians for many years. She was a member of Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443 and was an active member and secretary for the Rome Alumni Association for many years. Marie possessed tremendous love for her family and enjoyed family activities, canning, cooking and traveling. Surviving are her children, Dorla (Richard) Merritt of Rome, Norman (Janet) Allis of Elysburg, Wayne (Judy) Allis of Rome, Marilyn (Mike) Brainard of Rome, Donna (Jon) Park of Rome, Kenny (Anna) Allis of Santa Maria, Calif. and Kevin (Sally) Allis of Rome; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at the Rome United Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave.,from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Wysox Rebekah Lodge No. 443 will hold a service of remembrance at 6:45 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be directed to the Rome United Methodist Church in care of Connie Pisanick, 112 Spruce St. Towanda, PA 18848 in Marie's memory. Towanda Daily Review – August 21, 2012
YATES Marilyn Horton
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend; Marilyn (Yates) Horton; 60, of Rome Borough, Pa., died at home, on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Marilyn was born on June 5, 1950, in Sayre, Pa, one of 18 children of the late Robert Yates Sr. and Marjorie Smith Yates. She attended the Towanda Area Schools. On Sept. 10, 1966, she married Frank B. Horton, in Standing Stone and thereafter made their home in Rome, Pa. Marilyn and Frank just recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. Marilyn loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She took great pride in hosting and attending family gatherings and special times playing bingo and bowling. Marilyn could often be found at the Rome Fire Hall, where she donated many hours of her life. As a teenager, she was employed by Pipher's Diner in Wysox, Pa., and was later employed by the Stakmore Company in Owego, N.Y. She also provided child care for many over the years. Marilyn was employed by Domino's Pizza Express in Wysox until declining health no longer permitted her to continue. She was a lifetime member and president of the Vigilante Engine Company Ladies Auxiliary in Rome. Marilyn was also a member of the Rome Community Crime Watch Program, served as Minority Inspector of the Rome Borough Board of Elections and organized the annual blood drive at the Rome Fire Company. She served as secretary of the Wednesday Night and Thursday Woman's bowling leagues in North Towanda for numerous years and was a member of T.O.P.S Chapter PA 0836 since November 2000. Marilyn is survived by her husband; Frank, and her children; Robert of Herrick Township, Wendy S. (Kevin) Payne of Rome Twp, and Michael of Rome. She is also survived by her grandchildren Randileigh and Leighann Vanderpool of Rome Township; brothers: Ernie of Potterville, Eddie (Mary) of Rome, Billy (Wanda) of Towanda, Ronnie (Dawn) of Wysox, and Lyle of Wysox; sisters: Mandy Johnson of Wysox, Lillian Vanderpool of Towanda, Rosie (Fred) Sites of Towanda, Colleen (Ting) Leighton Yates of Wysox, Darlene (Richie) Leighton Yates of Towanda, Tina (Robbie) Robinson of Wysox, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a special aunt; Gwen of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents; Robert and Marjorie and brothers Lewis, Walt, and Robert Jr, and sisters; Kathy Johnson, Marion (Harrison) Fenton, and Shirley (Charlie) Fulton, and sister-in-law; Dotti Yates. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave. Towanda, Pa., with Mr. Andy Boardman officiating. Interment will follow in the Rome Cemetery, Rome, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed in Marilyn's memory to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Hospice Program, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the Hospital of the Fox Chase Cancer Center, ATTN: Helping Fox Chase Donation, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111; - Towanda Daily Review, October 19, 2010
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