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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Bradford County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Spring Hill Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA
Obituaries 

 

 

Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

Spring Hill Cemetery Gets Some TLC - by David Keeler - 5/25/2006 Wyalusing Rocket May 25, 2006

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Standing next to the new fence that now encircles the Spring Hill Cemetery are three of the people who helped make the fence and other improvements a reality. They include: (left to right) Gene Sharer, Julia Lynch and Julia’s dad, Floyd Preston who spearheaded the project. Photo by David Keeler

It was a community project where volunteers and contributors teamed up to bring some long-needed improvements to the Spring Hill Cemetery. Floyd Preston spearheaded the effort in memory of his wife, Barbara, who died in March of 2005 and is buried in the cemetery.   “This was a project where friends and neighbors came together not only to pay tribute to Barbara, but also to demonstrate their pride in the community,” Preston said.  Preston recalled that as a young girl, his future wife, Barbara Keisling, walked by the cemetery virtually every day on her way to the Spring Hill School. He felt improving the cemetery, which dates back to the late 1700’s, would be a lasting tribute to his beloved wife. Work began in February trimming trees and making preparations for a new fence that would encircle the cemetery. “We trimmed every tree in the cemetery,” said Gene Sharer, one of the volunteers. “It was a jungle.”  Preston credited the Spring Hill Cemetery Association for mowing the cemetery and general maintenance but said major improvements were not happening. The attractive new fence, which encircles the cemetery, includes massive stone posts generously donated by Jerry Johnson of Johnson Quarries. Johnson also drilled each stone to accommodate lengths of 1 ¼-inch steel tubing. Over 5,000 feet of steel tubing was used to complete the three-rail fence. Stone cutting, drilling and delivery were all donated by Johnson. Sharer said the black steel tubing used for the fence is powder coated and should not need painting for at least 50 years. Other improvements included rebuilding the driveway with modified stone and updating a utility shed. Those who donated their time and talents to the project included:  Dervin Keisling, Barbara Preston’s brother, who donated many hours of labor and expertise, often in inclement weather. Gene Sharer, many hours of donated labor and advice. He also allowed the use of his pole barn for storage of materials, and his wife, Doris, prepared delicious meals for the workers. Ray Brigham and Ed Havard, local loggers and friends of the Preston family, donated not just their time but their equipment as well. Bob Ermisch, Jay Brigham (who was home on leave from the Navy) and Daniel LaFrance volunteered their time and provided muscle for the project. Morgan Storm secured piping for the fence at a reduced price. Contractor Randy Campbell provided expert equipment operation and transport. Adjoining land owner Ty Cobb seeded areas bordering the cemetery fence.  Finally, Floyd Preston, who funded the project, except for previously mentioned donations, extended special thanks to the Spring Hill Cemetery Association for providing a commemorative plaque in memory of his wife, Barbara, that will be placed at the entrance to the cemetery. Publisher’s Note: The Spring Hill Cemetery contains the gravesite of one of the region’s few Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, the nation’s top military honor for bravery and valor. Stephen Rought received the Medal of Honor during the Civil War’s Battle of the Wilderness.
Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman


 

BARNETT Susan Barnett Terry

age 53, of New Era, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home.  Sue was born on March 31, 1959, in Towanda, daughter of Samuel B. and Shirley Wells Barnett. She attended the Wyalusing Valley High School. After school she worked at Reinvelds wreath factory until its closing. She then worked for Kountry Kreations until their closing. She most recently worked for Metadyne until retiring from there. She was a homemaker for the last few years. She married Mark Terry of Monroeton. They were together for 26 years.  Sue enjoyed spending time with her family and friends as well as crocheting, photography and working in her garden and flowerbeds.  Surviving are her spouse, Mark Terry at home; sons and daughter-in-law James (Kelly) Kulsicavage of Tunkhannock and Jacob Terry of Towanda; daughters and son-in-law Lora Johnson of Wyalusing, Melissa (Scott) Jackson of Wyalusing, Amy Terry of Towanda and Stacey Terry Towanda; brothers and sister-in-laws Samuel (Betsy) Barnett of Towanda and Andy (Tonya) Barnett of Towanda; sister and friend Tina Minier and Donald Valis of New Era; ten grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Samuel Barnett and a brother Albert Barnett.  A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Robert Martin presiding. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home and from 9:30 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorial contributions be sent to Mark Terry at 934 Parker Road, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – December 10, 2012

 

BENNINGER –GRACE A. HENDERSHOT, 87, a resident of the Sayre House, formerly of 137 Hoover St., Sayre, died Saturday, April 16, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, May 12, 1906, the daughter of Punderson and Lucy Carlin Benninger, she attended school in South Auburn.  She married Floyd W. Hendershot and he predeceased her in 1967; she was also predeceased by a daughter, Madelyn McDonald in 1983.  Mrs. Hendershot was employed as a machine operator at the Blue Swan Mills for a number of years.  She enjoyed bowling, gardening and crocheting.  She is survived by her children; a son and his wife, Bernard and Veda Hendershot of Barton, N.Y.; a daughter, Jean Hendershot of Binghamton, N.Y.; and a daughter and her husband, Berneda and Donald Rhodes of Sayre; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Matthew Richardson, pastor of the Sayre Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Spring Hill cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

BOWMAN - Mr. Arden W. Bowman, age 74, of RR# 2, Laceyville, PA.,(North   Flat), died
at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, in Tunkhannock, PA.   early Sunday morning, March 7,2010.Being one of ten children, he was born on the family farm in  South Auburn, Susquehanna Co., PA., on July 24,1935 the son of the late  Leon and Ophelia Hendershot Bowman. Growing up in South Auburn, he was a  graduate of the Meshoppen High School, class of 1953. Arden was the husband of the former Catherine M. Manning, who died
on March 16,1982. Living most of his life in Laceyville, PA. he was employed at the G.T.E. Sylvania Corp., in North Towanda, PA. for 30 years, retiring  in 1995. While employed by Sylvania, he was a machinist, and group leader.  Most of his life he was community minded, doing many jobs, and donating his   time for his community of Laceyville. He loved cutting wood, for which he  held many wood bees, helping many of his family members and friends. He also  loved preparing and donating his services for many pig roasts, for many  picnics, and benefits. In his spare time he loved riding his motorcycle with  his side car, and in his early years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. While  he was able, he loved dancing, and was a member of the Penn York Music  Club. Most of all he loved being surrounded by his large family, and  especially enjoyed being with his grandchildren. Arden was a member of the Goodwill Fire, Co., in Laceyville,  PA. and he was a founding member of the Laceyville Ambulance Assoc. Surviving are his three daughters and their husbands, Cindy and  Michael Porter, Pam and Ralph Woodruff, and Connie and David Wilson, all of  Laceyville, PA. His six grandchildren, Jason (Stacey) Bowman, of    Towanda, PA.; Joshua (Heather) VanDeMark, of Wyalusing, PA.; Sara Wilson, of  Forkston, PA.; Jeffrey Porter; Samuel Wilson; and Austin Woodruff   all of  Laceyville, PA. and his 4 great-grandchildren, Alex and Miranda  Bowman, of Towanda, PA.; and Gavin and Jared VanDeMark, of Wyalusing, PA. He  is also survived by two sisters in laws, Marion Bowman of Laceyville, PA.  and Stella Bowman of Intercourse, PA. as well as many nieces and nephews.  Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David Bradley Bowman who died
in 1960, a sister, Doris Harford, and eight brothers,
Donald, Maynard, Grant, Earl, Wilson, Gerald, Leon Jr., and Robert.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 10,2010, at  11:00 AM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, PA. with Rev. Charles  Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating. Interment will  be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral  home on Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial donations to the Goodwill Fire and Ambulance Co., PO Box 207, Laceyville, PA. 18623. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

BOWMAN - Douglas K. Bowman, 52, of Laceyville, died Tuesday evening at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore, after an illness. Born in Meshoppen on Nov. 8, 1956, he was the son of Marion Allen Bowman, RR 2, Laceyville, and the late Donald E. Bowman, who died Oct. 9, 1992. Growing up in Laceyville, Doug was a graduate of the Wyalusing Valley High School, class of 1974. For more than 11 years, Doug was employed at Penn's Best Trucking in Meshoppen, where he was a supervisor. He was an SAL member of the Rought Hall Post 510 American Legion in Black Walnut. In his spare time, Doug enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially his annual fishing trip to Canada. He also enjoyed golfing. Also surviving are a daughter, Angela M. Miller, Pittston; a son, Stephen D. Bowman and fiancée, Jennifer C. Hill, Laceyville; two sisters, Betty Hall, Laceyville; and Bonnie and Keith Brodhun, Laceyville; three granddaughters, Joslyn Miller, Breana Miller and Justine Miller, all of Pittston; and two nieces and three nephews. He also was preceded in death by ason-in-law, Joshua Miller, on June 7, 2009. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with the Rev. Mark King of the Birchardville Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Spring Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations, to the Hospice Community Care, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18510. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman.  Scranton Times on October 22, 2009, Wyalusing Rocket October 22, 2009

DONALD JAMES CAMP, 73, Second St., Laceyville, died at the Robert Packer Hospital Friday afternoon, May 3, 1985.  He was born in Ridgewood, N.J., June 14, 1909, son of the late Theron and Mary Goodell Camp.  He operated a jewelry store in Laceyville for 37 years and was well liked for his kindness hand honesty to his many customers.  He was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church; a former trustee of that church; a member of the men’s bible class; past president of Laceyville Businessmen Association; and a past member of the Goodwill fire Co., Laceyville.  Mr. Camp spent a lot of time working for the good of the community.  He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing and anything having to do with the great outdoors.  He enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada.  He is survived by his wife, the former Adele Nichols; one son Richard of Yukon Territory, Canada, where he and his wife Esther are serving the Lord as missionaries; one sister, Mrs. Christine Gage of LeRaysville; a grandson, Nathan; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Braintrim Baptist Church with the Rev. Reuben Judson and the Rev. Richard Tintle, pastor of the Church officiating.  Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, today from 7-9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the missionary dept. of the Braintrim Baptist Church, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily review.
 

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CARTER
Dr. H. Wilmot Carter, Cornell professor emeritus and long time resident of Ithaca and Tompkins County died September 2, 2007 in Delray Beach, Florida. He was born in LeRaysville, Pa. Nov 18, 1908. He is survived by sons Jim (Lois) of Elmira, N.Y., and Bill (Sherry) and Dick (Kathy) of Arizona; eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Woody, Jeff, Cristine, Nikki, Shane, Alicia and Joseph; and eight great grandchildren, Woody Jr., Michele, Sean Robin, Lillian, Kaylee, Ashlyn, Derek, and Lucy. Also survived by sister Louise Kilpatrick of Jacksonville, FL. and sister-in-law Mildred Butterworth of Ithaca. Wilmot was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Helen, in August of 1999. Dr. Carter completed the bachelor's degree at Penn State in 1932, masters at University of Connecticut in 1934, and PHD at Penn State in 1951.

 Prior to accepting a faculty position at Cornell in the Animal Science Department in 1946 he served as a county agricultural agent in several counties in Kentucky and as assistant professor at Berea College. He was instrumental in setting up and operating the Dairy Records Processing Lab at Cornell where more than 450,000 records were analyzed each year. This enabled the use of breeding, feeding and production information in evaluating sires and increasing milk production. He helped establish similar systems in Argentina in conjunction with the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization and in Costa Rica, Colombia and the University of Quelph, Ontario, Canada. He was the recipient of the DeLaval Achievement Award from the American Dairy Science Association in 1969. He retired from Cornell in 1971. In addition to his professional achievements, he and wife Helen's voluntary work centered on helping others, both through their church and community organizations. Shortly after moving to Florida he helped form a food bank in Palm Beach county, CROS Ministries, which ultimately fed thousands of Haitian and other immigrant families. He was noted that "no person on U.S. soil should ever starve with all of the resources we have here." He and Helen also established scholarship programs for a Haitian family and for family members of the staff of the Abbey Delray Lifecare Residential Center where they spent their latter years. Wilmot enjoyed spending time each year with his sons and their families in Elmira and Arizona, the annual fishing trip to Canada and golf with family and the Inner Circle golf group of Delray. He continued golfing and fishing well into his 98th year. A memorial service will be held at the gravesite, Spring Hill Cemetery, Pa., September 22, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to CROS Ministries, 4401 Garden Ave., West Palm Beach, FL. 33405.  The Wyalusing Rocket September 27, 2007 records that the Spring Hill UMC women served a funeral dinner for Wilmot Carter on Saturday September 22, 2007. There 32 were present for the luncheon. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Ithaca Journal from 9/19/2007 - 9/20/2007

DETRICK –JOSEPHINE ‘JO’ BLOCHER, On the morning of Saturday, March 17, 2001, the Lord called home the soul of his servant, Josephine Fae (Detrick) Blocher after a lengthy stay at Troy Community Hospital.  She was 83 years of age.  This longtime resident of Canton, known to one and all as “Jo”, was born Sept. 15, 1917 in Lehigh Valley community of Hellertown.  She was one of five children born to Harry W. and Alice (Hess) Detrick, and came into this world 15 minutes after her identical twin sister, Clementine.  The family resided in the Wilkes-Barre suburb of Forty Fort until Jo was about 12 years old.  The crash of 1929 resulted in the family making some serious changes in their lives, and so they relocated to Bradford County, settling in Spring Hill.  Jo attended the Spring Hill Grade School and Camptown High School, graduating as solitarian of the class of 1936.  During her school years Jo was courted by a Spring Hill lad named Martin Frederick Blocher, Jo and Fred were inseparable all through high school and on Sept. 22, 1936 they were united in marriage and together they raised a son and a daughter.  They were together for 62 years until Fred’s passing in December of 1988.  As newlyweds Fred and Jo lived in an apartment on S. Main Street, Towanda, where Fred was employed by the local electric company.  They later rented homes on Charles, Walnut and N. Main St., before building their own home in North Towanda.  Jo was a devoted wife and mother enjoying her role as homemaker.  When the children were older she worked outside of the home as a clerk for W. T. Grant Co. and as credit manager for the local branch of Sears.  Jo was the consummate planner and organizer and in her free time she shared these skills with her community.  She was very active in the Methodist Church, serving in many leadership positions.  Jo served as president of the Towanda Junior Civic Club and along with Fred, was a charter member of the Towanda Lodge.  Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  In 1965 Fred’s job required them to move to Oil City, Pa., but this merely opened new avenues for Jo’s “mover and shaker” personality.  Before long she was active in the local Methodist Church and was serving as a Girl Scout leader.  Upon her husband’s retirement two years later they returned to Bradford County, settling in Canton.  True to form, Jo immediately immersed herself in the community by joining Canton’s most well known group of diligent community activists, the Village Improvement Association.  She fit right in with this tenacious band of ladies, and it was during her tenure as V.I.A. president that renovations were made to the historic Minnequa Springs House, and that the township was eventually persuaded to assume responsibility for maintenance of the grounds.  In 1992 her grateful fellow members chose her as V.I.A. Woman of the Year.  When not involved in community activities Jo proved herself to be quite the accomplished bowler.  Jo was a very active member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and throughout the years could be counted upon to organize the church suppers.  She was a woman with a deep abiding faith, living her faith on a daily basis, letting her light shine through the deeds that she did for others.  She was a member of the T.H.S. adult Sunday School Class and always enjoyed engaging in theological discussions with her teacher.  Even throughout her infirmity Jo kept up with whatever lesson the rest of the class was doing.  Jo is survived by her son, David M. (and Linda Atkins) Blocher of Litchfield, Maine; daughter, Yvonne (and Glenn) Crimbring of East Canton; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Clarence Fish of Berwick, Pa.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Fred, she was preceded in death by twin sister Clementine Mae Fish; sister, Mary Daron; and brothers; Harry and Franklin Detrick.  A time of visitation will be held at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., on Saturday, March 31, from 10 to 11 a.m.  A memorial service and celebration of her life will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Nancy Lee Goff officiating.  Interment will be in Ackley Cemetery, Spring Hill, Pa.; at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish or to Guthrie Hospice.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DONOVAN Mary Jane Donovan Wells

age 77, of Darway Rehabilitation Center, in Forksville,  Pa., died on the 27th day of January 2013, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. May you sleep with the angels, you will be greatly missed.   Mary Jane was born on Sept. 13, 1935. She was a small town girl born and raised in Towanda, Pa., a daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Fenton Donovan.  Mrs. Wells enjoyed word find, watching soap operas and she loved having a big old nice hot cup of coffee.  Mary Jane married early at the young age of 16. She married her sweetheart, Leland Wells Jr., who died on July 10, 1996.  They would later share three beautiful children. Judy Ann Button of Tunkhannock, Pa., William Lee (Carrie) Wells of Wyalusing, Pa. and Valerie Ann Higley of Canton, Pa. Mary Jane was a stay home mother as well as a wonderful loving wife.  She leaves behind three beautiful granddaughters and three great-granddaughters Amber Lee Bump of Monroeton, Pa., Amanda Jean Button of Tunkhannock, Pa. and Christine Bowden of East Berlin, Pa. She loved and spoiled her grandchildren whenever she got the chance. She loved her great-grand "babies," Tiffany Leeann Bump, Selena May Bump, and Layla Ann Bowden. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandma and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Mary Jane had a big family, with three sisters and six brothers, all of whom preceded her in death, Eleanor Chilson, Irene Donovan, Betty McNeal, Robert Donovan, Edward Donovan, Donald Donovan, James Donovan, Steve Donovan and Raymond Donovan.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa., with Florence Campbell, a longtime family friend, officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a memorial donation to the charity of the donor's choice.   Towanda Daily Review - January 30, 2013

 

ECKEL –CLARA E. STONE, age 89 of Spring Hill died Saturday morning Jan. 22 1994 at the LaPorte Untied Methodist Home, LaPorte.  Clara was born Feb. 24, 1904 near Falls, Pa., daughter of the late Frederick Abraham and Lena Shaffer Eckel.  She graduated from the Newton High School and also from Penn State University with her B.A. in Biology in 1924.  She taught school for seven years in Port Jervis, N.Y. and Dalton, Pa.  She married Theodore John Stone on June 28, 1931.  They both graduated from drew Theological seminary in Madison, N.J.  While Theodore earned his bachelor’s degree, Clara earned her master’s degree in Old Testament history.  She and the Rev. Theodore Stone began their ministry in Madison, N.J.  Her husbands first charge was in Sanitaria Springs, N.Y., 1933-34; followed by East Worchester, 1935-1938, Lanesboro, Pa. 1938-39, New Berlin, N.Y., 1940-41, Throop, Pa., 1942-43, Waymart, Pa., 1944-45, Nichols, N.Y., 1945-49, Cooperstown, N.Y., 1949-55 and Wyalusing from 1955 until they retired to Spring Hill in 1960.  Clara taught math at the Wyalusing Valley High School from 1956 to 1966, when she retired.  She also was the pastor at the Sugar Run Presbyterian Church for a number of years.  Clara was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women’s Group.  She was also a member of the Pennsylvania retired teacher organization and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Surviving are: four sons, Paul T. Stone of Spring Hill, John H. Stone of Montrose, Richard E. Stone of St. Maries, Idaho and Philip W. Stone of Pedricktown, N.J.; a daughter, Mrs. Anna S. Borgquist of Topanga, Calif.; two sisters; Mrs. Phennie Eckel of Falls, Pa. and Mrs. Dr. J. Charles (Kathleen) McKirachan of Surf City, N.J.; a sister-in-law; Mrs. Dorothy Eckel of Clarks Summit, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1994 at 11 a.m. at the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, spring Hill with her pastor, the Rev. Sue Hardman-Zimmerman officiating.  Interment will be in spring Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, Building Fund, c/o Gene Sharer, RR 1 Box 226-A, Wyalusing, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

EDINGER-October 5, 1929-Peter H. Edinger- One of Laceyville's oldest and dearest residents died at his home, Saturday, October 5, at 6 a.m. following an illness of two years duration. He was born April 9, 1844, a son of David Edinger and Sally Learn Edinger of Tannersville, Pa. When a young man he was called to the Civil War, where he was a carpenter. He returned and on March 7, 1877, married Miss Effie Ackley of Spring Hill. During a period of thirty years in which time they lived on Spring Hill, three children were born: Harry Edinger of Litchfield, Conn.; Helen, who died at the age of nine years, as the result of scarlet fever and Mrs. Ernest Westcott of Spring Hill. At the end of this time they retired, moving to Laceyville, where they made it their home for the last twenty-two years. Mr. Edinger's church activities date back to the time when Oxen were used as the means of conveyance and through religion with him was never a formality, he used it in his every day of life. His friends often remarked that they wondered if he really had one enemy. Mr. Edinger was always strong physically, until about the last two years of his life, during which time in spite of his determination not to give up he was forced to his bed. During his two years of illness his spirit grew stronger as death reached forth to rot him of his physical strength and if he suffered he gave no evidence of it just growing sweeter as he grew older. He is survived by his widow, one son, Harry Edinger, of Connecticut and one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Westcott, four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Barrowcliff of Bridgewater, Iowa; Mrs. Ira Baker of Tunkhannock and Mrs. Lalla Barrowcliff of Laceyville. Funeral services were held at the Edinger home in Laceyville and interment made in the family plot at the Spring Hill cemetery on Tuesday, October 8, 1929. Submitted by Patty Shumway-pshumway@epix.net

ERNST Dorothea Ernst Blocher
91, of Potomac, Md., died
on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late William Frederick Blocher; loving mother of Ronald Charles Blocher (wife, Jane), Roy Emerson Blocher (wife, Jeanne) and Alice Blocher Knudsen (husband, Philip); devoted grandmother of Victoria, Jesse, John, Alexis, Rebecca and Duncan; and great-grandmother of six. The service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 5500 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, Md. Interment will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, in Spring Hill Cemetery in Wyalusing, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, October 24, 2010

 

GARRIS Dorothy L. Garris Benninge

age 96, a resident of the Wyalusing Personal Care Home for the past 3 years, died at the Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock, Pa., on Wednesday evening June 15, 2011. Mrs. Benninger was formally Spring Hill Rd., Wyalusing, Pa.  Mrs. Benninger was born on Sept. 25, 1914, a daughter of the late Joseph Garris, and Florence Hendershot Garris Kile. She was a lifelong resident of Spring Hill.  Dorothy graduated from Camptown High School, class of 1934. Right after high school, she married her husband Foster Benninger Sr. in October of 1934. After their marriage they owned and operated a farm for many years in the Spring Hill area. She was married to Mr. Benninger for 24 years, until his death on August 11, 1959.  Dorothy worked for many years in the sewing factories at Camptown, Black Walnut, and Laceyville. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting and canning and preserving fruits and vegetables. She loved spending time with her family, and was always ready to travel to see family and enjoy the scenery.  She was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Spring Hill Grange, and the Pamona Grange, a past member of the Order of Eastern Star Meshoppen Chapter No. 70, and the Jolly Birthday Club, of Laceyville, Pa. Surviving are her four children, Marilyn Ferris, of Spring Hill, Pa., Foster and his wife Angela Benninger Jr., of Towanda, Pa., Audrey and her husband Elmer Stevens of New Albany, Pa. and Connie Learn of Tunkhannock, Pa. Also her 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother and his wife Russell and Sally Garris, of Vestal, N.Y. and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and their husbands, Neva and Gerald Benninger, Hilda and Ora Whipple and a son-in-law, Donald Ferris on May 27, 1999.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, June 19, 2011 at the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, with Rev. Helen Learn officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Susan Berkley, 4586 Spring Hill Rd., Wyalusing, PA, or to the Hartland Hospice, Pittston, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – June 17, 2011

 

GRAHAM –ALICE DOROTHY GRAHAM KORFMANN, 90, of Wyalusing went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was born on June 20, 1913, in Arlington, N.J., a daughter of the late Charles William and Violet Becker Graham.  Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Martin Korfmann, who died on June 26, 1994.  She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Tunkhannock.  She was also a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Women, where she served as treasurer for 28 years.  Alice participated weekly with the making of Ugly Quilts for the Homeless.  In recent years she regularly attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  Recently she enjoyed a surprise 90th birthday party held on June 22, where all her family and friends had an opportunity to visit with her one last time.  Surviving are her two sons and daughter-in-laws; Robert G. and Anne Korfmann of Wyalusing and Arthur W. and Heddy Coleman Korfmann of Towanda; grandchildren; Robert J. and Dorothy Korfmann of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., Cathy Korfmann and Mike Saxon of Wyalusing, Karl M. Korfmann of Manhattan College, N.Y., Christopher D. Korfmann of Montrose, Pa., Cory and Jennifer Kormann Gochenaur of Marietta, Pa., Amanda Sue Korfmann of Wellsburg, N.Y., Warren and Katy Burleigh Aldrich of Clarks Summit, Pa., and John and Talitha Coolbaugh Korfmann of Towanda; and great-grandchildren; Ryan Grinde, Rochelle and Sarah-Anne Repsher, Dallas Saxon, Robert James Jr. and Haley Korfmann, William and Alyssa Aldrich, and Nathan and Rachel Gochenaur.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at 10 a.m. at the McHenry funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, with the Rev. Cynthia Guthkelch, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Tunkhannock, as officiant.  Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday evening, Aug. 28, 2003, at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 7 to 9 p.m.  In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wyalusing Public Library, or to the Spring Hill United Methodist Women in Mrs. Korfmann’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HICKS William G. Hicks

age 68, of the Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa., died at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital on Tuesday morning, Aug. 21, 2012. He was formally of Spring Hill, Pa., and the Bradford County Manor in Burlington, Pa.  Born in Sayre, Pa., on Oct. 1, 1943, he was a son of the late William and Florence Swain Finnerty. While living on Spring Hill, William worked with his brother-in-law, Norm Hoffman, at his farm on Whitmiller Rd. for many years.  William loved playing softball in his younger years. He was an avid bowler, bowling for the Hoffman Farms team at the Mountainside Lanes in Wyalusing, Pa., and he also bowled at the Shamrock Lanes in Towanda. While living with his sister on Spring Hill, he loved to be surrounded by her family.  Surviving are his daughters Toni Hicks of Elmira, N.Y. and Florence Sherwood of Athens, Pa. and many grandchildren. William is also survived by his sister with whom he lived, Marilyn Hoffman of Spring Hill, a brother Gerald Hicks of Athens, Pa., and a special nephew Sevelon Tunnicliff and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Hicks, a sister Betty Jean Tunnicliff and a brother-in-law, Norman Hoffman.  Burial with committal services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at the Spring Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dale Russell of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church officiating.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.   Towanda Daily Review – August 22, 2012

 

HOFFMAN Norman R. Hoffman

age 83, of 454 Whitmiller Rd., Wyalusing (Spring Hill), died Sunday evening March 25, 2012 at his home after an illness. Norm was born in Califon, N.J. on Aug. 19, 1928 the son of the late Russell D. and Sarah M. Alphaugh Hoffman. Norm grew up working on his father's dairy farm, the Hoffman Holm Farm, in Tewksbury Township, N.J. He graduated from High Bridge High School in High Bridge, N.J. While in New Jersey, Norm was a member of the Tewksbury Twp. Board of Education in the 1950s, he was a member of the Tewksbury Twp. Committee for many years, and Mayor of Tewksbury Twp. for one term. He was also a member of the Hunterdon County Unit of National Farmers Organization and a member of N.J. Farm Bureau. During the 1960s he sold insurance for Farm Family. He moved to Spring Hill in 1969 and met his wife Marilyn M. Finnerty in 1970. He owned and operated the Spring Hill Dairy Farm until the late 1980s and was very active in the Spring Hill Community. Norm was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church. He was an avid baseball player in his younger years and played softball later in leagues in Monroeton, Silvara, Montrose, and Wyalusing. He was an avid fan of the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. He bowled for Latini's Farm bowling team at Wyalusing's Mountain Side Lanes. He also loved hunting. Most importantly, he was the best dad ever.  Besides his wife he is survived by his son, George G. Kinne of Towanda; his daughters Debra Ann Spencer of Forksville, Laurie Ann Olmstead and her husband Dan of Wyalusing, Penny Diane Golden of Sonestown, Tammy L. Welch of Spring Hill, Lisa Sarah Vaskas and her husband Chris of Spring Hill, Heidi Ellen Chamberlin and her husband Kevin of Spring Hill, and Marilyn (Sis) Grover and her husband Jake of Spring Hill; his brother, Terrence (Terry) W. Hoffman and his wife Rose of Woodbury. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and special care givers Nicole Kessler, Teresa Rogers, Michele Krisman, and Jody Hallock.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 at the Spring Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Penney Rahm of the church officiating. The interment will be at the Spring Hill Cemetery following the service. Friends and family may call at from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at the Sheldon Funeral Homes, Main Street, Laceyville. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, PO Box 155, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Towanda Daily Review – March 27, 2012

 

PAUL R. HUNSINGER of Laceyville RR 2 (Edinger Hill) died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 23, 1993; he was a son of the late Dudley and Alice Hunsinger.  He was a dairy farmer and worked on the Felix Dziuba Farm until his retirement.  He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Rockwell, to whom he had married 27 years; four sons, Vern Hunsinger of Lawton, Pa., William Hunsinger of West Auburn, Patrick Hunsinger of Durell and Russell Wood of Tallahassee, Fla.; 12 daughters; Mrs. John (Shirley) Flynn of Birchardville, Pa., Mrs. Carl (Pauline) Miller, Ms. Carol Hunsinger and Mrs. Buddi (Linda) Miller of Rushville, Pa., Peggy, Debbie and Dorothy Hunsinger, addresses unknown, Mrs. Sherry Brandon of Mehoopany, Mrs. Barbara Button of Binghamton, N.Y., Mrs. Eleanor Vanderpool of Towanda, and Mrs. Karl (Patricia) Adams and Miss Carla Hunsinger, both of Laceyville; a brother, Earl Hunsinger of Castle Creek, N.Y.; two sisters, Alice Springer of Johnson City, N.Y., and Mariette Hunsinger of Greene, N.Y.; over 30 grandchildren and over 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday, Dec. 31, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse officiating.  Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review
Wyalusing Rocket or the Daily Review , no date just a clipping

HUNSINGER Paul R (Raymond)  Hunsinger of Laceyville RR 2 (Edinger Hill) died early Tuesday morning December 28, 1993. He was born Dec. 23, 1921; he was a son of the late Dudley and Alice Hunsinger.  He was a dairy farmer and worked on the Felix Dziuba Farm until his retirement.  He is survived by his wife, the former Eleanor Rockwell, to whom he had married 27 years; four sons, Vern Hunsinger of Lawton, Pa., William Hunsinger of West Auburn, Patrick Hunsinger of Durell and Russell Wood of Tallahassee, Fla.; 12 daughters; Mrs. John (Shirley) Flynn of Birchardville, Pa., Mrs. Carl (Pauline) Miller, Ms. Carol Hunsinger and Mrs. Buddi (Linda) Miller of Rushville, Pa., Peggy, Debbie and Dorothy Hunsinger, addresses unknown, Mrs. Sherry Brandon of Mehoopany, Mrs. Barbara Button of Binghamton, N.Y., Mrs. Eleanor Vanderpool of Towanda, and Mrs. Karl (Patricia) Adams and Miss Carla Hunsinger, both of Laceyville; a brother, Earl Hunsinger of Castle Creek, N.Y.; two sisters, Alice Springer of Johnson City, N.Y., and Mariette Hunsinger of Greene, N.Y.; over 30 grandchildren and over 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday, Dec. 31, 1993, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse officiating.  Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

KEISLING Barbara Joyce
Wyalusing Rocket 3/24/2005
Barbara Joyce Preston, 65, of RR1, Box 159, Wyalusing, PA, died on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at her home on Spring Hill. She was surrounded by her family as she ended her courageous battle with cancer and began her walk with the Lord. Barbara was born on Sept. 24, 1939 in Wooster, OH and later settled in Pennsylvania on Spring Hill. She met and married Floyd Preston, her loving husband for 48-1/2 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Barbara was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville. She was an avid hunter with two trophy bucks to her credit. Barb was well-known for her green thumb and beautiful flower gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dervin (Sr.) and Wilda Morris Keisling. Barbara is survived by her husband, Floyd Preston of Spring Hill; a son, Chris Preston of Bucks County; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Thomas Lynch of Camptown; her grandchildren, Andrea Campbell and her husband, Aaron of Stevensville and Alex Ochse of Camptown; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Campbell of Stevensville; a brother and sister-in-law, Dervin (Jr.) and Cheryl Keisling of Spring Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Derveen and George Barrett of Spencer, OH; a special aunt and uncle, Frank and Paulette Morris of Stevensville, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville with Pastor Thomas Davis of the church officiating.  Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so through the American Cancer Society. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

KEISLING –BARBARA JOYCE PRESTON, 65, OF rr1, Box 159, Wyalusing, died on Thursday, March 17, 2005, at her home on Spring Hill.  She was surrounded by her family as she ended her courageous battle with cancer and began her walk with the Lord.  Barbara was born on Sept. 24, 1939, in Wooster, Ohio, and later settled in Pennsylvania on Spring Hill.  She met and married Floyd Preston, her loving husband for 48 ½ years.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Barbara was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville.  She was an avid hunter with two trophy bucks to her credit.  Barb was well-known for her green thumb and beautiful flower gardens.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Dervin (Sr.) and Wilda Morris Keisling.  Barbara is survived by her husband, Floyd Preston of Spring Hill; a son, Chris Preston of Bucks County, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Thomas Lynch of Camptown; her grandchildren, Andrea Campbell and her husband, Aaron, of Stevensville and Alex Ochse of Camptown; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Campbell of Stevensville; a brother and sister-in-law, Dervin (Jr.) and Cheryl Keisling of Spring Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Derveen and Paulette Morris of Stevensville; as well as a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Braintrim Baptist Church, in Laceyville with Pastor Thomas Davis of the church officiating.  Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so through the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KEISLING –BARBARA JOYCE KEISLING PRESTON, 65, of RR1, Box 159, Wyalusing, PA, died on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at her home on Spring Hill. She was surrounded by her family as she ended her courageous battle with cancer and began her walk with the Lord. Barbara was born on Sept. 24, 1939 in Wooster, OH and later settled in Pennsylvania on Spring Hill. She met and married Floyd Preston, her loving husband for 48-1/2 years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Barbara was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church of Laceyville. She was an avid hunter with two trophy bucks to her credit. Barb was well-known for her green thumb and beautiful flower gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dervin (Sr.) and Wilda Morris Keisling. Barbara is survived by her husband, Floyd Preston of Spring Hill; a son, Chris Preston of Bucks County; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Thomas Lynch of Camptown; her grandchildren, Andrea Campbell and her husband, Aaron of Stevensville and Alex Ochse of Camptown; a great-granddaughter, Olivia Campbell of Stevensville; a brother and sister-in-law, Dervin (Jr.) and Cheryl Keisling of Spring Hill; a sister and brother-in-law, Derveen and George Barrett of Spencer, OH; a special aunt and uncle, Frank and Paulette Morris of Stevensville, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 20 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville with Pastor Thomas Davis of the church officiating.  Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so through the American Cancer Society. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Wyalusing Rocket Mar. 24, 2005.

JESSE E. KING, 87, of 1511 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, N.J., formerly of Allis Hollow (Rome RD 1) died early Friday morning, April 8, 1988, at the Green Brier East Nursing Center in Deptford, N.J.  Born March 4, 1901, in Bethlehem Township, Ballard County, Kentucky.  He was a son of Thomas William and Eliza Jane Brent King.  On March 20, 1920, he enlisted in the Marine Corps where he proudly served his country for two years.  He later joined the Pennsylvania National Guard.  He married the former Lesta Browning on April 22, 1936.  On April 22, 1986, Mr. and Mrs. King celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in National Park, N.J. and again with friends and family in May 1986 on Spring Hill, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County.  Mr. King came to Bradford County area in the fall of 1931 and was employed at the Keystone Valley Farm for many years.  He was later employed by Sylvania Electric in Towanda for 13 years, retiring in 1966.  Mr. and Mrs. King moved to Gloucester City, N.J. in 1982 to make their home.  In 1983 they moved to National Park, N.J.  Jesse was a well-known carpenter and talented craftsman in the construction of custom made furniture and the restoration of fine antiques.  He loved the outdoors and working in his flower and vegetable gardens.  He was a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church.  Surviving are his wife Lesta Browning King, who is a guest at the Green Brier East Nursing Center, Deptford, N.J.; three sons and daughters-in-law; G. C. Eugene (Gene) and Hilda King of San Jose, Cal.; Robert A. and Adeline King of National Park, N.J.; rev. James B. and Carol King of Newark Valley,  N.Y.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and many lifelong friends.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening 7-9 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave, Towanda.  Funeral and committal services will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. L. Hauser officiating.  Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., Pa.  The family request memorials be directed to the Green Brier Nursing Center Activities Dept., 1511 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, N.J. in Mr. King’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

JAMES KITHCART, 94, of Mobile, Ala., died Oct. 14, 2004.  He was predeceased by his first wife, Blennie Woodruff Kithcart, and by his second wife, JoAnn Creech Kithcart.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, June and Ervin Woodruff, Windsor, N.Y., Margaret and Don Pettes, Mobile, Ala.; two brothers, Harry and Kenneth Kithcart; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Fred Woodruff, Laceyville, Pa.; nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery, Stevensville, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.  Arrangements are by Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KNOWLES TIMOTHY
Timothy Knowles, 74 - 8/24/2006 Wyalusing Rocket
Mr. Timothy Knowles, 74, of RR1, Box 250, Wyalusing, PA, (Spring Hill), died at his home on Friday morning, Aug. 18, 2006 after an illness.He was born in Sayre on Oct. 26, 1932, the son of the late Timothy and Dorothy Swingle Knowles. Mr. Knowles started working for the Erie Railroad as a tracksman, after which he worked at the Fox Chase Farms in Towanda, the Shumway Farm on Spring Hill for over 16 years and was a 25-year employee of the Wyalusing Valley High School, working as a custodian, retiring in 1994. For many years, he was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, working in his garden and mowing his lawn. During his time at the high school and after his retirement, he enjoyed attending and was a great fan of Wyalusing Valley High School sports teams. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Shirley Mae Sullivan Knowles; his daughter, Pam Miller of Sugar Run; his son and daughter-in-law, Tim D. and Mary Knowles of Laceyville; a sister, Gladys Vanderpool of Towanda; six brothers, Charlie Knowles, John (Peanut) Knowles, Walter Vanderpool, Donald Vanderpool and Aaron Vanderpool, all of Towanda and Eli Vanderpool of Waverly, NY. Also surviving are his four grandchildren, Chris Smith of Sugar Run, Melinda Miller of Wyalusing, Tyler Fenton of Sugar Run and Brian Knowles of Laceyville; four great-grandchildren, Melody Smith, Lydia Mills, Jani Oliver and Ebin Smith and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Anna Knowles and Mary Knowles. Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make memorial donations to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, for new siding, which will be installed. Donations may be sent to Mrs. Doris Canfield, RR1, Box 251, Wyalusing, PA 18853. Arangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

TIMOTHY KNOWLES, 74 - 9/7/2006 Wyalusing Rocket
A memorial service will be held for Timothy Knowles, 74, of RR1, Box 250, Wyalusing, PA, (Spring Hill), who died at his home on Friday morning, Aug. 18, 2006 after an illness. Services are scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Spring Hill United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church for new siding, which will be installed. Donations may be sent to Mrs. Doris Canfield, RR1, Box 251, Wyalusing, PA 18853.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville. Contributed by Carol Brotzman

LLOYD - Mr. Edgar John "Ed" Lloyd, age 52, of RR 1, Box 270, Wyalusing, Pa. (Spring Hill), died on Wednesday afternoon, July 29, at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. after a long illness.  He was born in Freeport, Long Island, N.Y., on Dec. 9, 1956. Growing up, on Long Island, he graduated from the Calhoun High School, in Merrick, Long Island, with the class of 1975. While growing up and spending most of his early life on Long Island, he moved his family to Spring Hill many years ago. While living in the area, Ed was employed at the Procter and Gamble Paper Products Plant in Mehoopany, Pa., where he was an electrician for the last several years.  In his spare time, he enjoyed the outdoors and especially working around his residence, and just enjoying the countryside of Spring Hill. He also loved restoring his corvette, with his son.  Ed was a member of the Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F&AM, and attended the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville, Pa. Ed was also a proud member of the Steamfitters Union Metal Trades Branch Local 638, New York, N.Y., for almost 20 years, having been employed as a commercial refrigeration and air conditioning technician. Ed also served as a member of the Wyalusing Area School District School Board, where he participated in behind the scenes decision making on important issues.  He is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Anne Therese "Terry"
GRUENBERG, who he married on May 6, 1982. Ed was also survived by his two daughters, Kristen Anne Lloyd, and Katie J. Lloyd, both of Philadelphia, Pa. and his son Eric John Lloyd of Spring Hill; also two aunts, Claire Lloyd, of Glen Allen, Va.; and Arlene Bachman, of Toms River, N.J.; an uncle, Duncan Lloyd, of Bennington, Va.; and an aunt and uncle, Donna and Edward Kogut and family, of New Milford, Pa. Ed was also survived by his extended family of his mother-in-law, Catherine Gruenberg, of Lantana, Fla.; and his sisters and brother-in-laws, Vickie Landers and family, of Lake Worth, Fla.; Linda Petrillo and family, of Orlando, Fla.; and Bobby Gruenberg and family, of Lake Worth, Fla.; and cousins, Donna Nikiforos and family, of Richmond, Va.; Norman Lloyd and family of Boca Raton, Fla.; and Richard Lloyd and family of Seaford, N.Y., along with countless friends and neighbors, of which he appreciated their friendship.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at the Braintrim Baptist Church, in Laceyville, Pa. with Rev. Thomas Davis of the church officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 and to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa. Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m.. Aug. 2 at the funeral home by the members of the Wyalusing Lodge No. 618 F&AM.  31 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

LYON CATHERINE
Probably the Wyalusing Rocket Newspaper
Mrs. Stewart Magee (Catherine Lyon) died at the Packer hospital about five o'clock Tuesday morning, May 10, aged 22 years. Mrs. Magee and her husband had been living in Luzerne the past year or so, where Mr. Magee was employed in the lumber and contracting business by his uncle, J. J. (Jacob)  Vanderworker. A few weeks ago, Mrs. Magee came up to visit relatives on Spring Hill and while there was taken very ill by influenza. Four weeks ago she was removed to the Packer hospital, where it was found that spinal meningitis had also developed. That dreaded disease was finally conquered, when heart trouble set in, causing her demise. The decedent is survived by her husband and an infant son, aged about eight or nine months. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lyon (Harry and Charlotte Herrick Lyon) , of Spring Hill and two brothers, William Lyon, who lives with his parents, and Perrin Lyon, of town, also survive. Funeral services were held at the home of the decedent's parents on Thursday afternoon and interment was made in Spring Hill cemetery.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman
 

Wyalusing Rocket April 1, 2010
Wayne Sumner Lyon, 113 Ferris Place, Ithaca, NY, died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at home in Ithaca.
He was born Dec. 25, 1911 on Spring Hill, PA, the son of George Martin Lyon and Nellie Tice Lyon. He graduated from Wyalusing High School and Temple University, Philadelphia, with a BS in Commerce. Wayne was an employee of New York State Electric and Gas Corp. for over 43 years. He retired in 1976 as head of the statistical department. Wayne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 64 years and an elder for over 25. Mr. Lyon volunteered for 30 years counting the weekly offerings of the church. He was the treasurer and a member of the finance committee of the Girl Scouts of Tiotmca Council of Ithaca for six years. Wayne was also active in retirement with the Senior Volunteer Program with Income Tax Counseling (RSVP), Meals on Wheels and with FISH. He was married to Alice Louise Lee on June 29, 1940 in her family's home in Wyalusing. They would have been married 70 years in June.  Survivors include his four children, W. Eric (Eileen) of Ithaca, Diane Lee (Yuri) of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Mark Sumner (Anne) of Monson, MA and Kirk Allen of Penn Yan, NY; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and nieces. He was predeceased by his brother, Arden Tice Lyon of Geneva, NY. There will be a private funeral service. Interment will be at the Wyalusing Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Challenge Industries, Inc., 950 Danby Rd., Suite #179, Ithaca, NY 14850 or a charity of one’s choice. Submitted by Carol Brotzman

 

MAGEE Stewart W. Magee Jr.

85, of Laceyville died Friday evening at the Golden Living Center in Tunkhannock. He was preceded in death by his wife Maude A. Barnes Magee.  He was born in Laceyville on June 11, 1925, a son of the late Stewart Sr. and Kathrine Lyons Magee. He was raised by his late grandparents from the age of 11 months, Lafayette Monty and Elizabeth Wooten Magee. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 22 years and was a lifelong farmer. Has an active member with the Laceyville and Wyalusing fire companies. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and bingo but his love was his great-great-granddaughters, Abigail, Hailey and Rayia.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Billie Ann Bullock; a half-brother, Dean Magee; and a half-sister, Lois Merryman.  He is survived by two twin daughters, Ida Engleman, Florida and Iva Frankovsky of Scranton; one son, James Magee of Laceyville; sister-in-law, Jennie McMickins; half-sister, Ann Granger of Maryland; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.   Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday from Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Pastor Pat Newhart officiating. Interment will be held in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.   Memorial contributions can be made to either the Laceyville Fire and Ambulance Department or the Wyalusing Valley Fire DepartmentTowanda Daily Review – May 24, 2011

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MILES Carrie - Spring Hill Loses One of Older People-May 1951-Mrs. Carrie Miles Patton, aged 84, died Monday afternoon at the home of her brother, Albert Miles of Spring Hill. She had been in declining health for some time. With the exception of eight years during childhood, Mrs. Patton had resided at Spring Hill all of her life. She was a member of the Laceyville Baptist Church. In addition to the brother with whom she resided, she is survived by her niece, Roberta Miles Taylor; one nephew, Donald Miles; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Badger Miles of Binghamton. Funeral services will be held at the home of her brother at Spring Hill Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, with interment in Spring Hill cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway pshumway@epix.net

 

MILES George Arthur
Christian Family clipping, the spelling is as recorded:
78 year old Cigaret Fire Victim is Dead - Towanda, PA  Feb 28: G. (George) Arthur Miles, 78 of spring Hill, who was burned severely Sunday night when his bed caught fire from a cigarette, died Tuesday at the Robert Packer Hospital, Survivors are one sister: Mrs. William (Carrie) Patton, and two brothers Ernest and Alfred L. Miles, all at home. A hand written 1940 note is on the clipping. Submitted by Carol Brotzman (I would like to note he was born to George was the son of Alfred and Adelaide Miles, and  according to Cemetery association records August 1862 and died February 25, 1940 age 77 years.)

 

NICHOLS –MRS. ADELE N. CAMP, age 90 of RR 2, Box 61 B, Second Street, Laceyville, died on Sunday morning, June 15, 1997, at the Tyler Memorial Hospital, in Tunkhannock, Pa., after an illness.  Born in Cold Springs Harbor, Long Island, N.Y., on dec. 8, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Elizabeth Hill Nichols.  She was the wife of the late Donald J. Camp, who died on May 3, 1985.   Mrs. Camp along with her husband owned and operated Camp’s Jewelry Store on Main Street, in Laceyville, for 35 years, until its closing in 1980.  She was a member of the Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville and was also a member of the Ladies’ Sunday School Class.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Richard and Esther Camp of Laceyville, a half-sister, Mrs. Alma Kleina of Huntington, Long Island, and a grandson, Nathan Camp, of Glennallen, Ark.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Braintrim Baptist Church, in Laceyville, with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, the rev. Mark King and the Rev. William Plough officiating.  Interment will be in the Spring Hill cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, on Tuesday evening, June 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Wednesday at the Braintrim Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Braintrim Baptist Church Missionary Fund. –Towanda Daily Review.

PEET SARAH
West Auburn News, probably the Wyoming County Courier Newspaper, handwritten 1944, Leo Bolles clipping
Mrs. Sarah Peet Warner, a former resident here died at her home in Laceyville January 31, 1944 aged 84 years. Her husband Draper N. Warner, with whom she lived 62 years survives her: Also a son Charles, of Rockway Long Island, and one daughter Mrs. Davis (Agnes) Smales, on the home farm. Burial in Ackley Cemetery Spring Hill on Thursday. Mrs. F. L. Possinger attended the funeral accompanying Mr. And Mrs. Giles Seely of Fairdale. Mrs. Seely being a cousin of the deceased. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman
 

Bradford Counties medal of honor hero: Spring Hill Cemetery, Tuscarora Township 
ROUGHT, STEPHEN: Sergeant, Company A, 141st Pennsylvania Infantry. Wilderness, Va., 6 May 1864. Citation given: 1 December 1864. Capture of flag of 13th North Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.). (Additional information 4/23/99 courtesy of Dick McCracken, Director, Bradford County Dept. of Veterans Affairs) Rought was born on April 3, 1840 in Bradford County the son of George and Catherine Benscoter Rought, and died in Wyalusing in Bradford County on March 16, 1919. Rought was married to the former Margaret "Helen" McAllister on April 7, 1865 and he is buried in the Ackley or Spring Hill Cemetery in Tuscarora Township; Helen died in 1890. Rought joined the service on August 18, 1862 at Camptown or Tuscarora Township and departed the service at the Western Philadelphia Hospital on May 28, 1865. He was wounded at Chancellorsville, VA on May 3, 1863, and was captured the same day. He also sustained a severe injury at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA on May 12, 1864 and was in the hospital when discharged. Rought was promoted to Sergeant on Nov. 18, 1862. 

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His deed is described as follows (Source: Our Boys in Blue; Vol I; by C.F. Heverly; 1898; Towanda, PA.; pp. 17-19): "On the morning of the 6th of May, 1864, the 141st Pa. Vols., charged upon the enemy's works at a point occupied by the 13th N.C. Troops. While "fixing bayonets" preparatory to the charge, Sergeant Stephen Rought of Co. A, who had been severely wounded at Chancellorsville, and had just returned to his company from the hospital, found he had lost his bayonet from its scabbard, so clubbing his musket, he remarked with a pretty strong expletive, 'I'll have that flag!' Says Captain Hurst: 'A cheer -- a run -- the whiz of bullets in our ears -- through the powder smoke, and through the bramble bushes, we found ourselves over the works, and the 13th North Carolina Veteran Infantry our prisoners before breakfast, and for that matter without supper, and without sleep the previous night. Sergeant Rought, with some others, went straight for the rebel lag, and when over the works the rebel color sergeant refused to surrender and tried to defend it. Rought with his clubbed musket split his head open and felled him prostrate at his feet, at the same time breaking his own musket off at the stock. Before the flag had hardly touched the ground he snatched it out of the dying color sergeant's hands, shouting 'I've go it! I've go it!" What a cheer went up from the victorious 141st as he waved it, and we read on it in golden letters and figures, '13th North Carolina Veteran Volunteers,' and its long list of battles. It was a new flag. The sergeant was ordered to report with it to the brigade commander, and by him to General Birney, commanding the division. Such cheers as went up along the line as he carried it waving to the rear made those old woods ring. While so doing he was again wounded.
A congratulatory order was issued the next day by General Birney, very complimentary to the regiment, in which he gave us the honor of taking the first flag captured by the Army of the Potomac under the immediate command of General Grant. This flag was on exhibition at the great Sanitary Commission Fair held in Philadelphia that summer, and Rought, who was in hospital there wounded, was regarded as quite a hero. It is now in the trophy room of the War Department, Washington, with this record attached; "Captured by Sergeant Stephen Rought, Company A, 141st Regt., Pa. Vols., May 6, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness, Va."
Sergeant Ethel Fuller, of the same company, took prisoner the captain of the rebel color company. While Sergeant Rought was engaged in the hand to hand struggle with the color sergeant for the flag, another of the enemy drew his gun to shoot Rought, but before he could fire Captain Warner of Co. D, shot him dead with his revolver. The sergeant says: "I took the colors to General Ward; he gave me a word of praise and offered me a drink from his flask, which I declined. He unfurled the flag and added more compliments, and told me to take it to General Birney, who received it with many flattering words for my courage and bravery."
The American Legion Post 510, the Rought-Hall Post in Laceyville, PA is named in his honor.  The Hall part of Rought -Hall is for Glenn Hall buried in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, PA.  Glenn B Hall 1893 -January 06, 1918  was killed in World War l. He was the son of  Fred S and Frances A Larrish Hall.
Contributed by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

 

HILLARD L. SARVER SR., 66, of 134 Gettle Ave., Shippensburg, Pa. died at 4:53 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2005 at home.  Born May 4, 1939 in Carlisle, he was the son of the Hillard B. and Mildred Barrick Sarver.  He was employed by Domestic Casting since 1972.  Mr. Sarver enjoyed fishing, hunting and etching glass.  He is survived by his wife, Carol J. Davis Sarver.  They were married Jan. 10, 1959.  Three sons, Hillard L. Sarver Jr., Monroeton; Roger A. Sarver, Fayetteville and Michael L. Sarver, York; two sisters, Maurita Thomas and Helen Sleighter, both of Shippensburg; and five grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral home, Inc., Shippensburg, Pastor Mike Saunders will officiate.  Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Viewing will be one hour prior to the services Tuesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, Pa. or the American Cancer Society, 384 Flora Ave., Chambersburg, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

SHARER Anna S. Cobb

age 94, of 4586 Spring Hill Rd., Wyalusing, Pa., died on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2011.  She was born on Aug. 5, 1916 on the family farm in Stevensville, Pa., a daughter of the late Llewellyn and Angeline Corby Sharer. Growing up on Clapper Hill, in Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, she would spend her young life there and after her marriage to her husband Harry K. Cobb, she would move to their farm at her present address on Spring Hill. Mr. Cobb died on March 15, 1963, leaving her with a farm and a young family.  Along with the farm, she also worked for many years for the Wyalusing School District, where she was the cafeteria manager at the Camptown Elementary School, retiring in 1986.  A longtime member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church, and the church treasurer, she was also a member of the United Methodist Women. For many years, she was also a member of the church ladies that made ugly quilts for the needy and homeless. An active member of the Spring Hill community, Mrs. Cobb was on the Tuscarora Township Election Board for over 50 years, and was a long time judge of elections. She was also on the Spring Hill Cemetery Board.  Surviving are her son and his wife Ty and Donna Cobb of Spring Hill; and her daughter and her husband Susan and Ellis Berkley also of Spring Hill; a son-in-law, Tom Fraher of Alaska; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Miner, of Hallstead, Pa. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jane (Dennis) Serie, Rev. David (Cindy) Fraher, Lynda (Gary) Toombs, Jeffrey (Darlene) Fraher, Timothy (Sharon) Cobb, Daniel (Querly) Cobb, and Kristie (Pedro) Garduno; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends and care givers, Norm and Marilyn Hoffman, of Spring Hill. Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Lynda Cobb and Janice Fraher; two brothers, Donald Sharer and Walter Sharer; two sisters, Grace Bennett, and Ruth Bennett, and a special niece Dorothy Bennett.  Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at the Spring Hill United Methodist Church with her pastor Rev. Penney Rahm and her grandson, Rev. David Fraher officiating. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville, Pa., and at the church from 11 a.m. on Monday until the time of the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Spring Hill United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Mr. Gene Sharer, 2550 Turkey Path Rd., Wyalusing, PA 18853.   Towanda Daily Review – January 22, 2011

 

SHUMWAY Lettie -Spring Hill Loses Oldest Resident-May 1951, Mrs. Lettie E. Lemon, 93, oldest resident of Spring Hill, died early Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs. Clayton Wakeley, following a long illness. Mrs. Lemon was born at Spring Hill on Sept. 4, 1857, a daughter of the late Hiram and Sally Lyon Shumway. She and her late husband, Sanford Lemon who died two years ago at the age of 99, had spent all of their lives in Spring Hill. She was the oldest member of the Spring Hill Methodist Church, having been active in that church for 80 years. Besides Mrs. Wakeley, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Orville Beeman of Wyalusing, seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held in the Spring Hill Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Robert H. Sheehan of Wyalusing officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery. The body will be taken this Thursday afternoon to the home of her daughter at Spring Hill where friends may call. Submitted by Patty Shumway pshumway@epix.net

 

SUMNER - Blendina Magee
May 5, 2002
Blendina Magee, age 99, a former resident of Stevensville, PA, died on Sunday, May 5, 2002 at the Highland Health Center in Wellsville, NY.  She was born on Dec. 19, 1902 in Stevensville, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Bertha Rockwell Sumner.  Blendina graduated from Camptown High School, Class of 1921. She attended Normal School at Mansfield and taught in a one-room schoolhouse where it was the teacher’s responsibility to start the woodstove fire. Later she earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Bloomsburg College and taught in several schools in Bradford County. She retired in May 1968 from Camptown Elementary School after 25 years of teaching.  Mrs. Magee was a lifelong member of the Stevensville Presbyterian Church and was a charter member of the LeRaysville Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers’ Association and the Stevensville Birthday Club.  In 1944, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Clifton Magee.  She is survived by nieces, Margene Fuller Achilles of Geneva, NY, Janet Fuller (Robert) Love of Alfred, NY, with whom she has lived for the past eight years; Patricia Baptiste (Jack) Carr of Stevensville and several grand-nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Genevieve Fuller and a brother, Benton Sumner.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, May 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing. Interment services will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Spring Hill Cemetery, Wyalusing with the Rev. Helen Learn, pastor, officiating.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Stevensville Presbyterian Church.

 

SNYDER Karl Maynard Snyder

86, well-known resident of Wyalusing, Terry Twp., PA died Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Karl was born at Spring Hill, PA on December 4, 1926, the son of Maynard M. and Ruth Mitten Snyder. He attended school in Camptown and graduated from high school there in 1944. He later attended Penn State University. Karl worked for Snyder Brothers' Building Contractors and was later employed by the Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company as a claims adjuster, before retiring in 1990. Karl married Dawn Girven in Wyalusing in 1990. Together, with his wife Dawn, they operated Rienze Enterprises, a woodworking and frame shop for a number of years. Karl was a member and past deacon of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, a past master, 50 year member, and the current chaplain of LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM, and held membership with the Ancient Order of Scottish Rite Valley of Towanda Past Thrice Potent Master and recipient of the Meritorious Service Award, Union Royal Arch Chapter No. 161 Past High Priest, Towanda and Williamsport Consistory 32nd Degree. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking.   He is survived by his wife, Dawn Snyder; children, Richard Snyder and wife Lisa of Wyalusing, Sally Dewing and husband Andy of Warren Center, and Nancy Platt and husband David of Austin, TX.; step-daughter, Kimberly Moon and husband Tracy of Springville; grandchildren, Nicholas Snyder, Matthew Dewing and wife Janice, Nathan Dewing and wife Delphine, Joel Dewing and wife Mimi, Evan Platt and wife Megan, Hannah Platt, McKenzi Moon, and Logan Moon; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Caryl Snyder of Wyalusing and David and Elizabeth Snyder of Clayton, N.C.; sister-in-law, Ruth Snyder of Montrose; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Donald and John (Jack) Snyder and sister and brother-in-law, Elinor and John Keeler.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with Rev. Dr. Barry Ballard pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Tuscarora Twp., PA.   The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the funeral home. LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM will hold a masonic service at 6:45 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, P O Box 25, Wyalusing, PA 18853 or to LeRay Lodge No. 471 F&AM, in care of Frank Hoffmann, Secretary, 68 Hoffmann Hollow Lane, Towanda, PA 18848 in Karl Maynard Snyder's memory.   Funeral home obituary – December 15, 2012

 

James E. TUNNICLIFF
Wyalusing Rocket James E. Tunnicliff, age 46, of Wyalusing RR1, PA, died on Monday, July 21, 2003, in Carbon County, PA, unexpectedly. He was born on Sept. 9, 1956 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late James and Betty Hicks Tunnicliff. James was born and raised in the Wyalusing area. He served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1995, retiring as a Sgt. First Class. On June 23, 1987, James married his wife, Cathy, in Colorado Springs, CO. He was presently employed by the Milnes Engineering Company. His memberships included lifetime membership to the NCOA Non-Commissioned Officers Association; lifetime member of the American Legion and was a current member of the American Legion Post No. 534 of Wyalusing, PA, and of Post No. 42, of Germany. He enjoyed time spent fishing, golfing, dancing and NASCAR racing and especially enjoyed time spent sitting outside at night. He leaves surviving, his wife: Cathy Tunnicliff, of Oklahoma; nine brothers and sisters: Wayne Tunnicliff, of Waverly, NY, Dawn and Dean McGee, of Mystic, CT; Sevelon and Kay Tunnicliff, of Wyalusing, PA, Rick and Ava Tunnicliff, of Wyalusing, PA, Dallas and Tammy Tunnicliff, of Waverly, NY, Debbie and Mike Zaney, of Philadelphia, PA, Ivan and Tammy Tunnicliff, of Waverly, NY, Leon and Dawn Tunnicliff, of Bradford, RI; Betty Carr and Jerry Teel, of Wyalusing; a special great aunt and uncle: Marilyn and Norm Hoffman, of Wyalusing and many nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2003, at 11 a.m. in the Spring Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Elwyn Patrick, pastor of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church, officiating. Full military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army personnel and the Wyalusing American Legion Post No. 534. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday evening, July 24, 2003, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, from 7– 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 228 South Russell Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701 in Mr. Tunnicliff’s memory.

WAKELY John Burton Wakely, 84, died Friday night at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Funeral services will be held at the Miller Funeral Home, Towanda, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Spring Hill cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home this Monday evening from 7to 9 o'clock. Submitted by Reva Wagner.  January 6, 1961, Towanda Daily Review.

WARNER
Mrs. Helen C. (Warner)  Parkhurst, age 72, of RR 3, Box 3312, Laceyville, Pa., died peacefully on Thursday Jan. 25, 2007, surrounded by her loving family, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., following a brief illness.  Born on March 23, 1934, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, near Wyalusing, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Bud and Emma Huffman Warner. Mrs. Parkhurst was the wife of the late Ralph Parkhurst, who died in 1991.  All of her life, she was a housewife and homemaker for her husband and their family. In her spare time, Helen loved spending time with her family and also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles and watching baseball.  Helen is survived by her daughters, Yvonne Misson of Dallas, Pa., and Marquita Robbins and her friend Brian Thompson of Rome, Pa., and her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Karen Parkhurst of Laceyville. She also leaves behind six grandchildren, Steve (Kim) Misson of Dallas, Pa., Lisa Misson of Dallas, Pa., Joe (Erin) Burridge of Laceyville, Jason (Heather) Burridge of Tioga Center, N.Y., Josh (Tracy) Parkhurst of Meshoppen, Pa., and Amanda (Matt) McClendon of Bryn Mar, Pa.; six great-grandchildren, Jessica Misson of Dallas, Pa., Grace Burridge of Laceyville, Kaitlyn Burridge, of Tioga Center, N.Y., and Evan, Alyssa and Veronica Parkhurst of Meshoppen; and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Luke Warner. A private funeral service will be held on Monday, Jan. 29, at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville. Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

WELLS Guy Wadsworth
Guy Wadsworth Wells, lifelong resident of Wyalusing twp, died at his home at Rock Mount, at 9:30 o'clock, Saturday morning, after a ten-day illness of pneumonia.. Mr. Wells was born at Walbec Farms, Spring Hill, Wyalusing twp, March 28,1872, the son of the late Majo Levi and Helen (Jones Wells), pioneer settlers of that region. He followed the vocation of farming at Walbec Farms until 1928 when he and Mrs Wells removed to Rock Mount adjacent to the Roosevelt Highway, north of Wyalusing. Mr.Wells is survived by his wife, formerly Millie Harmon of Lawrenceville, N.Y.; one brother, Captain Chester Wells of Chevy Chase, Md.; one step-daughter, Mrs Charles Ryan of Bennington, Vermont. a nephew, Wallace Wells of Tunkhannock.  Two children, a son and daughter died about twently years ago before reaching the ages of fifteen. Mr.Wells was active in community affairs. He was a charter member of the Wyalusing Rainbow Club and was always an enthusiastic worker on several committiees appointed to advertise this region adjacent to the Roosevelt Highway. After his purchase of his Rock Mount property, which he and Mrs. Wells made one of the scenic show places along this route overlooking Twin Cuts and the Susquehanna, he made a study of the history of French Asylum and was instrumental in having published several books on the French nobility refugees who settled at "Azilum" in 1790. He served for a number of years as vice-president of the Bradford County Historical Society and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Wells was a great-great grandson of Lieutenant Colonel Jas.Wells, killed in the battle of Wyoming in 1778 and a great grandson of Colonel Israel Jones of Connecticut, a veteran of the Revolutionary War.Relatives and friends, numbering several hundred attended the funeral services, held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wells homestead at Walbec Farm, Spring Hill, the summer home of Captain and Mrs.Chester Wells. The service was conducted by the Rev.Wallace Goodfellow, pastor, St. Matthew's Episcopel Church at Stevensville, where the deceased had been a member since childhood. Burial was made at the Spring Hill Cemetary. Honorary pall bearers were, W.S. Lafferty of Camptown; N.D. Snyder and R. L. Blocher of Spring Hill; M.R. Stalford, E.D. Lewis and C.W.Newman of Wyalusing. Acting pall bearers were; Maynard Snyder, Archie Baldwin of Spring Hill; Roy G. Jones, Russell Pratt of Wyalusing; Charles Wells of Terrytown, and Jack Collins of Rock Mount. Relatives from a distance attending the service were, Frank Wells and two daughters of Montrose. Mr and Mrs. Charles Ryan and Miss Murial Harmon of Bennington, Vt.; Nelson A. Welles of Elmira, Miss Grace Camp of Montrose. Wyalusing Rocket~August 21, 1936 Submitted By Bonny Sutton

LELAND WELLS JR., 65, Wyalusing RR 2, died unexpectedly July 10, 1996 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born January 21, 1931, he was the son of the late Leland and Mable Vanderpool Wells.  Mr. Wells was a great lover of the outdoors an enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Martin Oil Company in Towanda, giving 25 years of service.  He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Jane Donovan Wells, with whom he would have celebrated 44 years of marriage on August 30; daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Judy) Button, New Albany; son William L. Wells, Wyalusing; a daughter; Miss Valerie A. Wells, Forksville; brothers and sisters, Marie Moore, Evelyn Shedden, Carl Wells, Jean Lee, Russell Wells, Ralph Wells, William Wells and Shirley Bennett; three granddaughters, Amber Button, Amanda Button and Christine Reyes.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Beatrice Shedden, Mildred Teeter and a brother, Wayne Morningstar.  Funeral service was held July 13 in the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing.  Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

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Mrs. Lillie Hendershot, 99, of Wyalusing RD died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Whitmiller, Sunday evening. She was born at Silvara, daughter of Samuel and Susanne Owens Woodruff. She lived in the Spring Hill are all of her life. She was a member of the Spring Hill Methodist Church. Mrs. Hendershot would have celebrated her 100th birthday on April 23. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her death January 2, 1953. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Harry Whitmiller, Mrs. Stanley Kile of Tunkhannock, Mrs. Leon Bowman of Laceyville RD and Mrs. Flora Hendershot of Camptown; 23 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Spring Hill Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Theodore Stone officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Laceyville, today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. Submitted by Patty Shumway

ROY WOODRUFF SR., 65 of Silvara (formerly of Camptown) died unexpectedly at his home Thursday morning, May 17, 1984.  He was born on Sugar Hill the son of the late John and Jessie Woodruff and has been a resident of the area his entire life.  He was engaged in farming most of his life up until the time he had to retire due to ill health.  He was a member of the Camptown Presbyterian Church, where he was a past trustee.  He was a very avid gardener and spent most of his time with his family.  He is survived by his wife, Bertha Wakeley; two daughters; Mrs. Devon (Doris) Allen of Wisconsin and Virginia Woodruff at home; two sons, Roy Jr. of Spring Lake and James of Quicks Bend; three grandchildren; two sisters; Leola Jackson of New Jersey and Mrs. William (Norma) Conner of New Jersey; two brothers; Earl of Sugar Run and Herbert of Florida; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Jennie.  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 11 a.m. from the Kenneth D. Kerr Funeral Home, Wyalusing with the Rev. Kenneth Bitler, pastor of the Camptown Community Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening 7-9.  The family requests that donations be made to the Camptown Community Church.  –Towanda Daily Review

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