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BERRY Margaret Leona (Berry) Ross
age 87 of Wyalusing died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at her home in New Albany, Pa.. She was born Aug. 5 ,1923, in Windham a daughter of the late William and Violet Berry. Margaret was the wife of the late V. Ward Ross and they were married in 1943 in Nichols N.Y. They lived in LeRaysville Pa., where they worked a farm for 25 years and retired in 1972 to Allis Hollow Road. She loved gardening; canning, cooking, house plants had a real green thumb for African Violets and Geraniums. She was a member of the Seventh Day Advent Church in Montrose and always thankful for her church family. Margaret is survived by a daughter Cindy Lou Kobbe of New Albany, Pa.; three grandsons: Timothy, Daniel and Christopher; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Virginia (Berry) Fitzgerald, Betty (Berry) and Robert Quick; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, V. Ward on April 1, 2011; a son, John Ward Ross in 1994; a grandson, Gary Leon Kobbe in 2005; two brothers Hudson and William (Bill), and wife Sandy Berry; and a sister and her husband, Beatrice (Berry) and Bruce Lent. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 in the South Hill Cemetery, Orwell Twp., Herrickville Pa. At 1 p.m. Flowers will be provided for by the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Meals on Wheels. Towanda Daily Review - August 5, 2011
BLAIR John James “Jimmy John”
Surrounded by his family, John James Blair, 60, of LeRaysville, Pa., died on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at his home. “Jimmy John” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born on July 26, 1952 in Waverly, N.Y., a son of the late Edward and Priscilla Blair. He was a graduate of Tioga Central High School class of 1970. Jimmy John was a devoted truck driver for Schneider, Lopke and Eastern. In addition, he also assisted at the daily operations of many area dairy farms. A true outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting with his buddies Brandon and Austin Shaffer, and was able to kill his “dream deer” this hunting season. He also enjoyed listening to Kathy sing karaoke, was an avid Yankees fan and watching NASCAR. Jimmy John was a member of the LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Department and the LeRaysville Minstrels. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Jimmy John is survived by his wife of 19 years Kathy, his children: Tim (Bonni) Blair, Owego, N.Y.; Janene Dodge, Nichols, N.Y.; Michael Shaffer of Dushore, Pa.; Chris Shaffer of Dushore, Pa.; Tammy Williams of Hornbrook, Tasha (Terry) Mowell of Athens, Pa.; Valerie (Casey) Perkins of Athens, Pa. His siblings: Dennis (Debbie) Blair, Richard (Donna) Blair, Patti Thomas, Laurie (Roy) Pyptiuk, Michael (Tracey) Blair, Jason Blair, Julie (Walt) Burrowes; 22 grandchildren, three greatgranddaughters; a special aunt Shirley Allen; aunts and uncle: Beverly Shaughnessy, Dennis (Sandy) Blair; his in-laws: Russell (Dorothy) Hunsinger, Louise Evans, Lida (Richard) Shaffer, Ruth Hunsinger, Marilyn Hunsinger; several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families also survive. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Priscilla Blair; Gail Blair Waltman, the mother of his children; his grandparents Gladys and Raymond Lisenby; mother-in-law: Gladys Wright; brothers-in-law: Cecil Hunsinger and Ronald Hunsinger. Family and friends are invited to attend a period of visitation and time of sharing memories on Sunday, January 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Funeral services and a celebration of Jimmy John’s life will be held on Monday, January 28 at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Larry W. Pelton officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the So. Hill Cemetery. Sayre Morning Times – January 26, 2013
CHILSON - Ethel Robinson
May 12, 2003
Ethel Marie Chilson Robinson, age 77, wife of Floyd K. Robinson of South Hill, Wyalusing RR3, Orwell Township, PA, died on Monday afternoon, May 12, 2003 peacefully at her home surrounded by family. Born June 28, 1925 at East Herrick, she was the youngest daughter of the late Walter and Christine Graham Chilson. She was a graduate of LeRaysville High School, Class of 1945. On Oct. 22, 1945, Ethel married her loving husband, Floyd K. Robinson and they have celebrated 57 anniversaries together. She loved her family greatly and was known community-wide for her baking and cooking. Ethel decorated wedding and birthday cakes for several years and was always asked to furnish pies to local fire company celebrations. She seldom liked to go out and eat because she didn’t think they could cook or prepare food the way she liked it. She loved doing things for family and friends, square dancing, garage sale shopping and playing cards. She was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, the UMW sewing club and also was in charge of memorials at the church. Surviving are her husband, Floyd; four sons, Clifford F. and wife, Linda, Walter C. and fiancee, Sandy, Elton D. and wife, Patti, Milton G. and wife, Cindy, all residing on South Hill; a daughter, Loretta S. and husband, Jim Stevens of Macedonia; seven grandsons, Sean, David, Matt, Jake and Jeremy Robinson and Lancer Stevens, who will serve as pallbearers at the funeral and also, Tim Matoushek from Lebanon; four granddaughters, Christie Arey, Tina and Shannon Robinson and Lynette Stevens; six great-grandchildren, Madison, Ali, Kenny, Aubrey and twins, Avery and Emery; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Fenton and Lois Robinson of Rochester, NY; a sister-in-law, Janet Chilson of Apalachin, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in the Robinson, Chilson and Green families. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Christine Chilson and Clarence and Olive Robinson; her sister, Mildred; her brother, George; her sister, Dorothy and her husband, Everett Green and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Curtis and Bette Robinson. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor of the Herrickville United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Jane Pykus officiating. Interment will follow in the South Hill Cemetery in Orwell Township. The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to Memorial Hospice, One Hospice Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, the Herrickville United Methodist Church, in care of Janice Sutton, RR3, Box 309, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or to the HOPS Ambulance Association, in care of James W. Seipler, RR1, Box 280, Rome, PA 18837 in Mrs. Robinson’s memory.
FOX –RETHA FOX ALLIS, 92, widow of Clair C. “C.C.” Allis of Herrickville, Wyalusing RR 3, died Monday evening, Feb. 17, 1992, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Jan. 23, 1900, I Wysox Township, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Layton Fox. Retha was a graduate of Orwell High School, class of 1919. On Nov. 16, 1921 she married Claire C. Allis. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1990. Retha’s main interest in life surrounded her family and home. She will be remembered by her many friends for her kind and gracious personality. Mrs. Allis was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Herrickville Ladies Aid. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially working in her garden and among her flowers. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Betty Allis and Donald and Neva Allis, all of Wyalusing RR 3; a daughter, Gladys Abell of Rome; a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Freeman (Dick) Dixon, Wysox RR 2; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard Fox of North Orwell. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Fox on Oct. 6, 1918, and a sister, Eloise Cass on Sept. 14, 1991. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 9 o’clock at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, 1992, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in South Hill Cemetery, Orwell Township. The family will provide their own flowers and suggests that memorials may be directed to the South Hill Cemetery Association in care of: Mrs. Winola Stethers, RR3, Box 169, Wyalusing, Pa. in Mrs. Allis’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
HAKES –ANNA HAKES COOLEY, 76, of South Hill, Orwell Township, Bradford County, died on Thursday evening, July 8, 1993, at the home of her son, Perry, while her loving husband, Lyle, held her hand. Anna was born in Barbours, Pa., on Nov. 23, 1916, daughter of the late Perry and Edith Barbour Hakes. She graduated from the Montoursville High School, class of 1935. She met Lyle Cooley when he was in the Army stationed at Fort Dix, N.J. They married in Kentucky on Feb. 24, 1944. They recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. After World War II, they moved to South Hill where they operated their family farm. Anna devoted her life to the care of her family and her home. Her loving husband Lyle cared for her during her illness until he suffered a stroke, at which time they moved to live with their son and daughter-in-law. Anna was a member of the Herrickville United Methodist Church and the Herrickville Sewing Club. Surviving are her spouse, Lyle, at home; son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Janine Cooley, South Hill; daughter, Carol Edsell and John of South Hill; brothers and sisters-in-law, Emerson and Bernice Hakes, Williamsport; Jefferson and Betty Hakes, Montoursville; Perry and Nancy Hakes, Camp Hill; Jack and Billie Hakes, Lake Mead, Pa.; Max and Bette Hakes, Montgomery, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vivian and Lester Hackenberry, Los Alamos, New Mexico; Etna and George Zettle Moyer, Boca Raton, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Sidney Cooley, Clark Cooley and Wayne Beeman; sister-in-law, Lula Cooley; grandchildren, Michael and Joan Edsell, Scott and Michelle Edsell, Jennifer Cooley, Amy, Johnson, Melanie Cooley, Jared Cooley, Chad Cooley, Travis Cooley; great-grandchildren, Bret Cooley, Cody Cooley, Jenna Smith, Breanna Edsell, Thomas Edsell; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Nina Odell. The funeral service will be held Monday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at the Herrickville United Methodist Church with her pastor, the Rev. F. Jane Pykus officiating. Interment will be in the South Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, on Sunday, July 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Herrickville United Methodist Church, in care of Cindy Meglich, RR 1, Box 100, Stevensville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.
MAST Laura I. Mast Whipple
89, widow of Rodney J. Whipple of Burlington Township, Pa., died Tuesday evening, Nov. 20, 2012 at her home. Born March 21, 1923 in Upper Chi Chester, Delaware County, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William and Anna Dougherty Mast. On Feb. 25, 1943 she married Rodney J. Whipple in Chester, Pa. Laura and Rodney provided care in their home for over 100 foster children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years on March 6, 2005. In early years, Laura was employed by McCrory's Department Store in Chester, Pa. She was later employed by the Bradford County Manor for several years. Laura was the oldest member of the Assembly of God Church in Towanda. Surviving are her children Betty Whipple of Burlington Twp., Pa., Marcia Flanagan of Austinville, Pa., Karen Prescott and husband Thomas Prescott of Alabama, Joseph Myner and wife Penny Myner of Burlington Twp., Pa., Rodney Dexter and wife Ann Dexter of Burlington Twp., Pa., Jay Cornish of Burlington Twp., Pa. and John Myner of Mansfield, Pa.; grandchildren Debra Dexter and fiancé Daniel Lane, Diane Dexter and friend Jim Leighton, Andy and Shelly Dexter, Michelle and Scott Streeter, Art and Bonnie Goulding, Glen and Audra Flanagan, Robert and Donna Flanagan, Paul Myner, Shaura Taffe Acla and friend David Sander, Laura Chamberlain and friend Jeff Schaffer, Timothy Chamberlain and fiancé Paige McCabe, Melinda Prescott, John Ryan Fields and friend Lauren Keaveney, Jordan Fields and friend Joshua Bastanzi, David Prescott, and Kelli Lynne Prescott; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother John Russell Mast of Linwood, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, James Flanagan in 1993; brothers George and Wayne Mast; and sisters Bernice Covey and Maryann Mast. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at the Assembly of God Church, 20 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, Pa., with Rev. Thomas Geiger, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in the South Hill Cemetery, Orwell Township, Pa. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. The family suggests that contributions be directed to the Assembly of God Church, 20 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, PA 18848 in Laura Mast Whipple's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. Towanda Daily Review – November 24, 2012
PRICE, June Irene - June Irene Niblock, 85, of Ithaca, N.Y., passed away peacefully at of Tompkins County on Saturday, October 7, 2017, following a long, courageous battle with bladder cancer. Mrs. Niblock was born on Sept. 21, 1932 in , N.Y. She lived her life gracefully. She believed in fairness and giving others the benefit of the doubt. The daughter of Gordon and Carrie Price, she graduated from Genesee High School then attended the . Business Institute. Upon graduation in 1951 from OBI, she was employed by the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She was the executive assistant to four deans during her tenure. Mrs. Niblock is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Robert Niblock; her daughter, Marchell (James) Sperger, of Ithaca, N.Y.; her son, Brian Niblock, of Ithaca, N.Y.; her assistant and beloved Terri-Poo, Sparky; brother, Duane (Sue) Price, of Ormond Beach, Fla..; sister, Rosemary (Jack) Rathbun, of Allegany, N.Y.; and brother, Eldon (Kitty) Price, of Wellsboro. Graveside services were celebrated by Fr. Augustine today, Thursday, Oct. 12, at 9:30 a.m., at the South Hill Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, 12 October 2017
REJTMAR –MARION E. GRIFFIN, 74 of Herrickville (RR3, Wyalusing) and formerly of Sayre, Pa., died peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2005 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. Marion was born on September 27, 1930 in Bernardsville, N.J. a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Sabo) Rejtmar. On March 15, 1960 in Liberty Corner, N.J. she married her best friend Robert Edward Griffin. Together they celebrated 43 years of marriage. Marion was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She treasured the time spent with her grandchildren; she enjoyed embroidery, sewing and flowers. Marion is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Timothy Allis of Herrickville, her special grandchildren Rachel Ryan Allis and Grant Galen Allis; sisters-in-law, Jane Rejtmar of Vermont, Ruth Rejtmar of New Jersey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John and Florence Griffin of Hendersonville, N.C., Richard Griffin of California, Rosemary Allen of Liberty Corners, N.J.; several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Griffin, on June 19, 2003 and her siblings; Ann Jewson, Elizabeth Pickett, Joseph Rejtmar, George Rejtmar and Michael Rejtmar. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services and celebration of Marion’s life on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 8 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y. with the Pastor Elwyn E. Patrick officiating. Abiding with her wishers cremation will follow the service at the Tioga Point Crematory, Athens. Interment of her ashes will be in the Herrickville Cemetery. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at 8 p.m. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to their local chapter of the American Cancer Society or Memorial Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. in loving memory of Marion E. Griffin. –Towanda Daily Review.
JOHN W. ROSS, 47, of Marianna, Fla., formerly of LeRaysville, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 7, 1993, at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Fla., following a motor vehicle accident. Born Oct.22, 1945, in Towanda he was the son of Ward and Margaret Berry Ross. John was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School, class of 1963, and was employed by Universalist Instruments in Binghamton for five years. He later moved to Florida, where he was employed in the business of construction and paving for many years until the time of his death. John enjoyed golfing and was member of Marianna Golf Club. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Crystle of Susquehanna, Pa., and Christopher and Amy Ross of Killeen, Texas; a son, Daniel Ross of Susquehanna, Pa.; his parents, Ward and Margaret Ross of Allis Hollow; a sister, Cindy Lou Kobbe of New Albany, Pa.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Samuel Ross; a nephew, Gary Kobbe of New Albany; several aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Darrow Foster, pastor of the Montrose, Pa., Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Interment will be in South Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends who wish may direct memorials to the South Hill Cemetery Association in care of Winola Stethers, RR 3, Box 168, Wyalusing, Pa. in John W. Ross’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review
ROSS V. Ward Ross
V. Ward Ross, age 88, of Orwell Township, died on Friday, April 1, 2011, at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa. He was born on Oct. 22, 1922, in LeRaysville, Pa., a son of the late Fred and Elsie (Reynolds) Ross. In his earlier years he was employed by Bendix Corporation for two years, while he was engaged in dairy farming. Mr. Ross retired a self-employed dairy farmer. He sold his LeRaysville farm in 1972. He worked for C.C. Allis & Sons as a delivery driver for three years. Ward loved working on and repairing equipment. He was a gardener, enjoyed refinishing furniture, and liked his time spent attending rummage sales. He enjoyed time spent in the outdoors, and especially enjoyed caring for his family. Mr. Ross was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church in Montrose, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Leona (Berry) Ross, at home; by his daughter, Cindy and Larry Epler, of New Albany, Pa.; by a sister, Donna Marie Arnold, of New Milford; by three grandchildren, Tim, Daniel and Christopher Ross; and by seven great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John Ross, in 1993; by siblings, Eugene, Elwin, Arlene and Zadie; and by a grandson, Gary Leon Kobbe, in 2005. A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in South Hill Cemetery, with Gerald Small officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit Activities Fund, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in memory of V. Ward Ross. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. Towanda Daily Review - April 4, 2011
STETHERS - Glenn S. Stethers, 87, of Wysox Township, died on Aug. 11, 2010, at his home. He was born on April 29, 1923, in Herrick Township, a son of the late Roy and Eva Clark Stethers. His parents died when he was 10 years old in a house fire on Dec. 11, 1933, and he was raised by his aunt and uncle Lillian (Stethers) and Fred Daugherty in Camptown. Glenn was a member of the class of 1942 at Camptown High School, and graduated as class valedictorian. On Oct. 16, 1947, he married the former Winola Allis in the Camptown Parsonage. Glenn and Winola have celebrated more than 62 years of marriage. He was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church. Glenn was a farmer and worked for Sylvania as an electrician. He later was employed by Procter & Gamble in Mehoopany in Waste Water Management, retiring in 1988. His organizations included: Meals on Wheels, the Wyalusing Area Senior Citizens, and the Towanda Area Senior Citizens. He is survived by: his wife Winola Stethers, at home; two children, Richard Stethers, at home, and by his daughter Donna Barut Barbuto of Springfield, Pa.; three grandsons, Joseph Barbuto, Tony Barbuto and Justin Brown; two nieces; five nephews; and several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his aunt and uncle, Lillian and Fred Daugherty; a brother, Howard of Naperville, Ill. in 1998; a brother, George of Fairbanks, Ala. in 2004; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl and Julia Allis. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in the South Hill Cemetery, Orwell Township, with the Rev. William Westbrook and Rev. Helen Learn officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Hill Cemetery Association, c/o, Dale Allison, RR 3, Wyalusing, PA 18853, in memory of Glenn S. Stethers. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, August 13, 2010
WHIPPLE Paul Barnes Whipple
89 of 2129 Stonecrest Dr., Lancaster, PA, died Sunday, July 1, 2012. He was the son of the late John A. and Pauline Barnes Whipple. He was the loving husband of Elva L. Thompson Whipple, whom he married in 1944. Mr. Whipple grew up in Bradford County on his family’s 129-acre Herrickville dairy farm, which he owned. He also worked as a salesman for Vandervort’s Feeds from 1950 to 1955. In 1955 he got a job with Farm Credit in Bradford County. He was transferred to Lancaster County in 1956 and became manager in 1959 and was instrumental in establishing the poultry industry in Lancaster County. In 1964, Mr. Whipple moved to Miller and Bushong, now known as Pennfield Corp., and worked as a financial consultant in the poultry division. After 20 years, he moved to Agri-General, a division of Hershey Equipment Co. He retired in 1987. Mr. Whipple served as director of the Lancaster County Agriculture Preserve Board, director and treasurer of Farmland Trust and outside director of York Farm Credit. “It is more important now than ever,” Mr. Whipple said, adding that development pressure will not go away. “Farmland preservation has been a success, but there is a lot more work to do.” Mr. Whipple was a member of the Reamstown Church of God where he served in past capacities as a trustee and a member of the church and pastor’s council. Surviving, in addition to his wife are four children, Paul B. Whipple, Jr., Harrisburg, Paula, wife of the Rev. Scott Reiman, Easton, David, husband of Sharon Koppey Whipple, Brownstown, Cheryl Whipple Lennon, Lancaster; a foster son, Ken, husband of Cindy Beers, FL; eight grandchildren, Paul III, Rosemary, Amanda (Matt), Jared, Kaitlyn, Lauryn, Neil, Reid; one sister, Katherine, wife of Kenneth Thigpen, GA. He was preceded in death by one brother, Rodney Whipple; two sisters, Gladys Pert and Eloise Whipple. The funeral will be Friday, July 6 at 10 a.m. at Reamstown Church of God, 400 Pfautz Hill Rd., Stevens, PA. Viewing will be Thursday, July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church and 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday. Interment will be at 4 p.m., Friday at South Hill Cemetery, Orwell Twp., Herrickville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Reamstown Church of God Building Fund, PO Box 98, Stevens, PA 17578; or Lancaster Farmland Trust, 125 Lancaster Avenue, Strasburg, PA 17579. Wyalusing Rocket Courier – July 5, 2012
RODNEY J. WHIPPLE, 83, of Towanda RR 3, Burlington
Township, died Sunday morning, March 6, 2005, at the Skilled Nursing Unit,
Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born Feb. 18, 1922, in Herrickville, he was the son
of the late John and Pauline Barnes Whipple. On Feb. 25, 1943, he married the
former Laura I. Mast in Chester, Pa. Rodney and Laura provided care in their
home for more than 100 foster children over the years. Rodney was employed by
Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads, N.Y., for 31 years until his retirement. He
was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Towanda for more than 50 years.
Rodney enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting. Surviving are his wife
of 62 years, Laura Mast Whipple, at home; his children, Betty Whipple of
Towanda RR 3, Marcia Flanagan of Austinville, Pa., Karen Prescott and her
husband, Thomas Prescott, of Fort Campbell, Ky., Joseph Myner and his wife,
Penny Myner, of Towanda RR 3, Jay Cornish of Towanda RR 3, and John Myner and
his wife, Connie Myner of Mansfield, Pa.; his grandchildren, Debra Dexter and
her fiancé, Daniel Lane, Diane Dexter and her friend, Jim Leighton, Andy and
Shelly Dexter, Michelle and Scott Streeter, Art and Bonnie Goulding, Glen and
Audra Flanagan, Robert and Donna Flanagan, Paul Myner, Shaura Acla, Laura
Chamberlain, Timothy Chamberlain, Melinda Prescott, John Ryan Fields, Jordan
Fields, David Prescott and Kelli Lynn Prescott; 15 great-grandchildren; a
sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Kenneth Thigpen of Canton, Ga.,; a
brother and sister-in-law, Paula and Elva Whipple of Lancaster, Pa.; a
brother-in-law, Willis Pert of Binghamton, N.YH/ and several nieces, nephews
and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
grandson, James Flanagan, in 1993, and by a sister, Gladys Pert, in 2001.
The funeral and committal service will be held Tuesday, March 8, at 1 p.m. at
the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Thomas
Geiger, pastor of the Assembly of God Church, Towanda, officiating.
Interment will be in the South Hill Cemetery, Orwell Township. The family
will receive friends on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral
home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to
the Assembly of God Church, 20 Kingsbury Ave., Towanda, Pa. 18848, in Rodney J.
Whipple’s memory. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. Towanda Daily Review.