& Published by Joyce M. Tice
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)
Carl T. Bagdon (October 17, 1916 - September 8, 2007) P. Dean Homer Funeral Home A. Kay Welles Homer, September 8, 2007 OBITUARY
Mr. Carl T. Bagdon, age 90, of LeRaysville, PA, died on Saturday evening at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA. Carl was born on October 17, 1916 in Luzerne, PA a son of the late Anthony and Sally Zessalakus Bagdon. He came to Potterville at an early age. Carl worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission during the Depression and after WWII he worked as a carpenter for Sordoni Construction until he was injured on the job. He later worked in local construction including the Masonite plant in Towanda, PA, until retiring. He married Anna C. Yanavitch Colegrove of Stevensville, on June 17, 1955, and together they raised four sons. Anna preceded him in death on April 22, 2005. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June of 2005. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law: Stanley Colegrove Jr., of Stevensville; and Edward Colegrove and Carol Carter of Retta, PA: Daughter-in-law, Erma Bagdon of Wyalusing; Sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mary Jones and Catherine and Carl Randall, both of Stevensville; William Yanavitch of Waverly, NY; Betty Yanavitch and Martha Yanavitch both of Stevensville. There are three grandchildren: Edward Scott Colegrove and Tammy Colegrove both of Bloomsburg, PA, Robert (Heather) Colegrove of Laceyville, PA. Also, 5 great grandchildren, Samantha, Kolby, Patrick, Andrew, and Brianna; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sons and daughter-in-law, Tony Bagdon in May 2001, Joseph & Marlene Colegrove of Laceyville on August 8, 2007, a grandson, Michael Colegrove of Laceyville, on August 8, 2007; three brothers, John, Albert and Francis and five sisters, Lillian, Nellie, Mary, Anna and Bertha; and two brothers-in-law, Anthony Yanavitch and Joseph Yanavitch. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, with Fred Wheaton officiating. Interment will be in the Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville, PA. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M until the time of the service. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial donations be made to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, % James W. Seipler, RR 1 Box 280, Rome, PA 18837. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman (I would like to note Anna Yanavitch was first married to Stanley C Colegrove who died December 16, 1962. She brought her three sons into this marriage. Carl had a son from his first marriage. They have no children together.)
BATES Joan B. Miller
74, of Towanda, Pa, died at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. Joan was born on October 23, 1936 in LeRaysville, Pa. a daughter of the late Walter E. and Garnet Heller Bates. She retired in 1991 as a high school teacher in N.Y., and moved to Towanda with her late husband Kenneth 1991 and worker for many years for the Bradford County Board of Election in Towanda. Joan is survived by her two daughters, Michele Gilbert, Kelly Cordi and a son, Matthew Rogers; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Jim Mosier; a niece, Kathleen (Kevin) Maggio; nephews Ross, Scott and Richard Mosier,;and several very special friends: Margaret McCracken, Dixie Cabucci, Barb and Ron Wood, and Billy and Margaret Dell. Joan's wishes are that no public services are held and interment be held in the Stevensville Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial may be directed to the Bradford County Humane Society, Ulster, Pa., in Joan's memory. Towanda Daily Review - September 19, 2011
HOWARD A. BATES went home to be with his Lord on Dec. 21, 2013. He was a longtime resident of Ralston, PA and later moved to Benson, AZ in 2003. Born in Stevensville, PA on June 9, 1938, he was a son of Welland (Bud) and Josephine Bates. Mr. Bates worked at various jobs throughout his working life, mostly truck driving. He retired from Frito Lay, Williamsport, where he was an over-theroad driver. He was one of their Million Mile accident free drivers, having driven over a million miles accidentfree. Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie; son, James Bates; daughters, Betsy Horton (James) and Kathy Wagner (Ron); six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a son, Robert. A private burial service was held in the Stevensville Cemetery on Thursday, July 24. “He is gone, but not forgotten. He will live forever in our hearts. Eternal peace is now his portion.” –Wyalusing Rocket 7/31/2014
WILLIAM F. BATES, 88, of Rome, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 4, 1905, in Grover, PA., he was a son of the late William E. and Adeline Baker Bates. In early years, William was employed by the Gerald Frantz Garage in Stevensville. He later moved to Rummerfield, where he owned and operated Bates Garage. After moving to Rome, he worked for the Harry Dimon Garage there, later owning and operating Bates Garage in Rome for over 40 years. On Jan. 1, 1944, he married the former Lela VanSice in Nichols, N.Y. Up to the time of his death, Mr. Bates was still an active member of the Vigilante Engine Co. of Rome, where he served as fire chief from 1950 to 1972. He also served as a delegate to the Bradford County Firemen’s Association meeting. William served as forest fire warden for over 40 years. Mr. Bates had been a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows of Rummerfield, Rome and Towanda Lodges, and at present, the Wysox Lodger, for over 50 years. Mr. Bates was a member of the Endless Mountains Antique Car Club and served as a club greeter for the Great American Car Race. William was a member of the National Studebaker Driver’s Club. He enjoyed working on his Studebaker cars and attending the many functions of his car club. William also enjoyed his frequent fishing trips to Canada. Surviving are his wife, Lela, at home; two sons and daughters-in-law; Robert D. and Helen Bates of Ocala, Fla., and Gary R. and Betty Bates of Little Meadows; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Donald Manvell of Windham; a step-daughter, Midlred Bates of Stevensville; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law; Cleone and Frank Foote of Laceyville, and Marjorie and Llewellyn Shores of Davenport, Fla.; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Wilfert and Hester Bates of Zephyr Hills, Fla; a sister and brother-in-law, Myra and Joseph Taylor of Florida; two sisters-in-law; Garnet Bates and Margaret Bates, both of Stevensville, several nieces, nephews and cousins. William was preceded in death by a son William F. Bates Jr. of Kentucky in December 1990; four brothers; Willard, Walter, Welland and Wallace Bates and three great-grandchildren. The funeral and committal service will be held Sunday, Jan. 23, 1994, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor of the Wysox First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville, at a later date. The family will receive friends Saturday, Jan. 22, 1994, from 3 to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral, Sunday, 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to Vigilante Fire Co., Rome, PA or Windham Ambulance Association, Rome, PA in Mr. Bates’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
BENJAMIN Carl Ralph - On the morning of Thursday, July 15, 2010, Carl Ralph Benjamin of Monroeton died quietly at his residence after a brave battle with cancer. He was 68 years of age. Born Aug. 21, 1942 in Sayre, he was the son of Ralph and Sarah Benjamin. Carl was an alumni of Northeast Bradford High School, and over the years worked for Max Cohen, CPR Stone and P&R Construction. He was always busy. Carl is survived by his wife Sandra (Johnson) Benjamin, at home; brothers, Neil and Donna Benjamin of Terrytown, Pa., Paul and Rose Benjamin of Monroeton, Ross and Diane Benjamin of Towanda; sisters, Violet Barber of Towanda, Sharon and Charles Lamphere of Homet's Ferry, Pa., Darla and Duane Walker of East Towanda and Pansy Rodgers and friend Chuck of Charleston, S.C.; several nieces, nephew and cousins; and uncle Albert and aunt Nancy Benjamin. Funeral services will be celebrated Wednesday, July 21, at the Ark of the Covenant Church, 2477 Brocktown Rd., Monroeton, with Carl's brother, Pastor Paul Benjamin, officiating. Interment will follow in Stevensville Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, July 17, 2010
COLANGELO Mary A. Roberts, 85, died
at Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda, Pa., on Jan. 26, 2010, after an extended illness. She was born on Dec. 9, 1924, in Providence, R.I., a daughter of the late Elizabeth (CORNACHIONE) Colangelo and Nicholas Colangelo. She was a graduate of North Providence High School. Mary was the wife of the late Edward E. Roberts. She married Edward E. Roberts on July 15, 1953. They resided in Providence, R.I., and Newark, N.J., before moving to Stevensville. She was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Church of Wyalusing, and was a member of the Stevensville Birthday Club. Mary devoted herself to family and friends. She enjoyed music, crocheting, watching wildlife and the countryside view of her backyard on the hill. She was a homemaker and community supporter. Mary enjoyed baking and making people smile. She will be remembered for her kindness, love and sincerity. She is survived by: her sisters Ann Colangelo of Rhode Island, and Josephine Simonelli and her husband Joseph Simonelli of Rhode Island; a half-sister, Rose DiOrio of Johnston, Rhode Island; her son, Michael and Penny (Edsell) Roberts of Wysox, Pa.; her daughter, Barbara and Mark Goodwin of North Virginia; and grandsons Avery Goodwin of Virginia and Ryan Goodwin of Virginia. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward E. Roberts (87), who died on April 6, 1995; her brother Anthony M. Colangelo of Rhode Island who died
Nov. 21, 2005; and by her sister-in-law Jean Marie Colangelo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church, Wyalusing, Pa., with the Rev. Joseph Monarchuck as celebrant. Interment will follow in Stevensville Cemetery. Thank you to the nurses, doctors, and caregivers of Skilled Nursing Unit and Memorial Hospital Hospice. Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospital Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848, in memory of Mary A. Roberts. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. January 28, 2010, Towanda Daily Review
COLEGROVE Stanley Colegrove Jr
age 68, of LeRaysville, Pa., died on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Stanley was born on Feb. 12, 1943, in Towanda, Pa., a son of the late Stanley Colegrove Sr. and Anna Yanavitch Bagdon. Stanley graduated from Wyalusing High School in 1961. After school he worked for a few years for PennDOT, and then went to work for the Wyalusing Valley School District, for whom he worked for over 30 years until retirement. He was a life member of North American fishing club, a life member of the North American Hunting Club, and a life member of the NRA. He was an avid bowler, and has participated in many state bowling tournaments. Surviving are his dog and loyal companion, King; a brother and sister-in-law; Edward Colegrove and Carol Carter of Retta, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Erma Bagdon of Wyalusing; aunts and uncles Mary Jones and Catheryn Randall, both of Stevensville, William Yanavitch of Waverly, N.Y., Betty Yanavitch and Martha Yanavitch both of Stevensville; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers and sister-in-law, Tony Bagdon in May 2001, and Joseph and Marlene Colegrove of Laceyville on Aug. 8, 2007; a nephew, Michael Colegrove of Laceyville, on Aug. 8, 2007; and step-father Carl Bagdon on Sept. 8, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with Fred Wheaton officiating. Interment will be in the Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville, Pa. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial donations be made to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, c/o James W. Seipler, 606 Ridge Rd., Rome, PA 18837. Towanda Daily Review – January 22, 2012
DUNCAN - Mrs. Eliza Duncan Clink died on Friday, April 1,1932, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.Wayne Hibbard, at Rushville, with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband, Adam Clink who proceded her to the life beyond by nearly fourteen years, he having died on April 14,1918. Mrs. Clink was for many years a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. It can truly be said that in the training of her family in the church and community, she did her duty nobly. She had been a semi-invalid for the past three years due to a shock. Ripened in years at the age of 75 and fully prepared, she passed on to enjoy the reward of a life well spent on earth. Mrs. Clink is survived by the following children; Mrs. Frank Hill, Mrs.Chester Walker and Mrs Wayne Hibbard, all of Rushville; Mrs Leon Gibbs of Vestal, NY.; Fay Clink of LeRaysville, and Lloyd Clink of Mapletown, Ia. Sixteen grandchildren, and one great grandchild, Betty Jane Hill, also survive. The Funeral was held on Wednsday, April 6,1932, at her late home. Rev. James Younger officiated. Interment was in the family plot at Stevensville. The Pallbears were; Leslie Potts, Henry Atwater, Ross Hibbard, Dwight Williams, Guy Van Gilder and Bruce Dodge. ~Wyalusing Rocket Dated May 2,1932
Lowell M. GOODWIN, 80, of Rome RR 1, PA, died July 9, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born on October 2, 1914 in Pike Township, Bradford County, a son of James Blaine and Hazel Fassett Goodwin. He was a lifelong resident of Bradford County and for many years worked at the unemployment Office and was a logger. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and James Rook, Wetumpka, AL, Sharon and James Marshall, Rome, Linda and Thomas Lamphere, Norwich, NY, Dawn and Paul Heckmann, Knoxville, TN, Bonnie and Clair Campbell, Milan, PA, Kathy and William Smith, Pine Valley, NY and Peggy and Jerry Ebell, Newfield, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin and Susan Goodwin, Big Pond, PA, Allen and Wendy Goodwin, Rome and Thomas Collins, Sayre; his first wife, Eva Ham, Potterville and her family; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Goodwin in 1966; a son, James Goodwin in 1977 and a brother, John, in 1960. Funeral services were held July 12 (1pm) at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel in Nichols, NY with Pastor Thomas A. Geiger officiating and interment to be in Stevensville Cemetery. Friends who whish may remember the HOPS Emergency Squad in Memory of Lowell M. Goodwin..
In a message dated 3/21/2011
9:41:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
I was inducted into the Daughters of the American Revolution in Lakeland, FL April 17, 2011 from papers I submitted on Isaac Hancock. The National No. is 880694.
Jesse Hancock was married to Louisa M. Champion (not Lathrop). She was born 10 May 1791 in Franklin, New London, CT and died 24 Sept 1837 Pike, Bradford. She was the daughter of Henry Vibber Champion and Violata Garey.
they both are buried in Stevensville cemetery.
Jesse's daughter Mary born 10 April 1835 and died 9 Jan 1891 in Utica, Oneida, NY and she was married to Lauren Norris Clark and had five children. They are buried in New Forest cemetery in Utica, NY.
(I can't remember if I told you about the DAR admittance or not) Diana Hancock Moilanen
HELLER Garnet H. Bates, 98, of Stevensville, died on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at her home. She was born on Jan. 18, 1912, in Ogle County, Ill., a daughter of the late Aden and Edith FOSTER Heller. On May 14, 1930, she married Walter E. Bates. Garnet and Walter made their home in Stevensville, and had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1990. In October 1975, she retired as a rural mail carrier, giving more than 36 years of service. She was a member of the Stevensville Presbyterian Church. She taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was a charter member of LeRaysville Chapter No. 498, Order of the Eastern Star, and served as Worthy Matron 1964-1965. She was a member of the board of elections in Stevensville, the Stevensville Community Club, and was very active in her community. she enjoyed her time spent gardening, planting flowers, crocheting, knitting, sewing and cake making. She leaves surviving: her daughters, Janet (James) Mosier of Mendota, Va., and Joan Miller of Towanda, Pa.; a brother, Rex D. Heller of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Myra (Joseph) Taylor of Waverly, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kathleen (Kevin) Maggio of Bristol, Va., Roselee Mosier of Montclair, N.J., Scott (Gina) Mosier of Woodinville, Wash., Ross (Robyn) Mosier of Grantville, Utah, Michele (Daniel) Gilbert of Poolesville, Md., Kelly Cordi of Desert Palm, Calif., and Matthew Rogers of Bay City, Mich.; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by: a grandson, Jerry Mosier; great-grandsons Christopher Mosier and Michael Maggio; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Miller. Friends and family are invited to call from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010, in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa., and from noon until the time of the funeral service on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2010, in the McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing, with the Rev. David Dewing, pastor officiating. There will be a time of fellowship at the Stevensville Community Hall. Interment will be at a later time in the Stevensville Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be made to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA 18850; a library of one's choice; The Salvation Army, 561 Broad St., Waverly, NY 14892; or a charity of one's choice, in memory of Mrs. Garnet H. Bates. March 03, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
HOPKINS, Essy (Miss) –died at the Packer hospital last Sunday, after a lingering illness that had extended over many months. The body was brought to Wyalusing on Sunday evening and the funeral took place at her late home here Monday. The services were conducted by the Rev. Percy Olton, rector of the Episcopal church of Towanda, who was assisted by the Rev. Homer S Snitcher, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Wyalusing. The remains were taken to Stevensville for interment in the cemetery of the St Matthew’s Episcopal church, of which Miss Hopkin’s father was once rector, and burial beside the body of her sister, Miss. Julia Hopkins, who died five years ago. Miss Hopkins moved to Wyalusing from Stevensville, with her father and sister, a little more than twenty years ago, where they made their home in the house from which each one in turn had been buried. Miss Hopkins had no near living relatives. She came from a line of old settlers on both sides, who came originally from Connecticut her maternal grandfather, Dimon Bostwick, coming on horseback guided by market trees to keep the trail. Her paternal ancestry was of French Huguenot descent. (March 26, 1920 Wyalusing Rocket)
JOHNSON Sandra Benjamin
On the morning of Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, Sandra (Johnson) Benjamin of Monroeton died
quietly at Memorial Hospital in Towanda after a prolonged, debilitating illness. She was 52 years of age. Born in Sayre on Aug. 28, 1958, she was the daughter of Jack and Ruth Ann (Vanderpool) Johnson. Sandra was a graduate of Northeast Bradford High School and worked for a while with the Job Corps. On July 4, 1989, she married Carl Benjamin, and they made their home in the Monroeton area and shared 21 years until Carl's passing July 15 of this year. Sandra was a quiet, somewhat shy woman who enjoyed the company of her family and her circle of friends. Her walk through life was sometimes fraught with tragedy, but the Lord was there to see her through it all. About seven years ago she was severely burned in a horrific house fire and was not expected to live. But with the grace of God, modern medicine and her fighting spirit she recovered. Sandra was an avid reader and always kept herself well informed with regard to world events, and she could be a most engaging conversationalist. She was also quite proficient at solving the most difficult crossword puzzles and brain teasers. In time, her health issues began to hinder her physical strength, and she became increasingly less interactive. Now she is reunited with her beloved Carl, standing in the light of the Lord's presence. Sandra is survived by: her mother, Ruth Ann Evans of Sayre; step-father Ronnie Evans of Sayre; sisters Robin (and Joe) Shults of Monroeton, JackieLynn Johnson (and Norman Brown) of Sayre, and Diane Sayres of Wellsboro; brothers Brian (and Linda) Johnson of Athens, Barry Johnson of Spencer, N.Y., Brett Johnson of Monroeton, and Jason Johnson of Somerset, Pa.; step-sister Rhonda Bickham; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack L. Johnson, in 1989. The viewing will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Ark of the Covenant Church, 2477 Brocktown Road, Monroeton. The service will follow at noon with Rev. Paul Benjamin officiating. Interment will follow in Stevensville Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 94 N. Center St., Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, October 25, 2010
KALBFUS Dr. Joseph – Dr. Joseph Kalbfus, secretary of the state game commission and E.W. Kelly, of DuBois field superintendent of the commission, were killed near Warren Sunday when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by a Pennsylvania express train. Wellsboro Agitator, 13 August 1919.
MILLER - Kenneth James Miller, 75, of Towanda, Pa., died on Thursday, May 8, 2008, as the result of kidney failure. He was born on May 11, 1932, in Delhi, N.Y., a son of the late Seth and Edith Miller. Mr. Miller was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Prior to his retirement he was employed at IBM as a technician, giving 37 years of service. He had been a resident of Towanda for 17 years, having moved from Owego, N.Y. On Sept. 16, 1998, he married Joan Bates Miller. He was a member of the Towanda Gun Club; American Legion Post No. 42, Towanda; and V.F.W. Post No. 1568, Towanda. He leaves surviving his wife: Joan Miller of Towanda; a daughter, Rebecca (David) Baum of Apalachin, N.Y.; a son: Samuel Miller of Endicott, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Sam and George; and by two sisters: Flora and Irene. In accordance to his wishes there will be no services. Interment will be in the Stevensville Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. 18850, or T.A.C.O., P.O. Box 262, Towanda, Pa. 18848; a local library; or a charity of one's choice in memory of Kenneth J. Miller. Arrangements were entrusted to the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, 9 May 2008
NAFUS Dorothy Mae "Dotty" (Nafus) Harris
On Jan. 9, 2011, Dorothy Mae "Dotty" (Nafus) Harris died. Dotty was born on May 15, 1923, to William Edward and Myrtle Louise (Wright) Nafus, in Noxen, Pa. She graduated from Dallas Township Senior High School, in Dallas, Pa., in 1941. She worked for a time in New Hampshire then moved to Dover, N.J., and worked during the war at the Dover Boiler Works as a welder. On Sept. 17, 1947, she married George Harris in Florida. They returned to New Jersey and raised five children. She was very much a family person, devoted to her seven brothers and sisters, as well as her children. She was also devoted to her church family and the Lord. She and George started "The Yellow Rock Squares" square dance club in 1975, and traveled the country square dancing until his death in 1993. She also was a great crochetor and made many, many afghans and baby sets over the years. Besides her husband; she was predeceased by sisters, Louise, Rose, Margie, and Barbara; and by brothers, Richie, Ed and Marvin. She is survived by a sister, Edith Weaver; her five children and their spouses, Richard and Betty Harris, of Stevensville, Pa., Barbara and Tony Wells, of Pine Hill, N.J., Margie and Ted Masino, of Budd Lake, N.J., Shirley and Calvin Whalen, of Camptown, Pa., and Millie and Mike Chamberlin, of Stevensville, Pa.; by 17 grandchildren and step grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa., and from 1 p.m. until the time of funeral service on Wednesday, Jan. 12. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in McHenry Funeral Home, Wyalusing, with Pastor David Dewing, CLP, officiating. Pallbearers are grandsons, Ted Masino, Marvin Harris, Brian Harris, Joel Learn, and Rob Otis. Interment will follow in Stevensville Cemetery. Towanda Daily Review – January 11, 2011
LLEWELLYN WALTER SHORES, 74, of Rome R.R. #3, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at the Bradford County Manor, surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 3, 1926, in Sheshequin Township, a son of Walter and Louise Robinson Shores. On Feb. 24, 1947, he married the former Marjorie Simons Shores at the Hornbrook Parsonage. It has been a loving marriage of 53 years. Prior to his retirement in 1983, Mr. Shores was employed by E.I. Dupont in Towanda. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Simons Shores, at home; stepmother “Mom” Ethel Ferris, of Rome; stepfather Fred Ferris of Rome; three children and their spouses, Gerald and Diane Shores of Laceyville, Sharon and Carlton Wiggins of Stevensville, Crystal and William Hunsinger, Sr. of Stevensville; three brothers, LaVern Shores of Nichols, N.Y., Edward Shores of Millport, N.Y., Norman Shores of Towanda, PA; sister, Frances Lewis of Standing Stone; eight grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Walter and Louise Robinson Shores. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, with the Rev. Jane Bensley, pastor of the Rome United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Stevensville Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call today at McHenry Funeral Home in Wyalusing from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
SIMONS Mildred Emma (Millie) Bates
Mildred resided at the Bradford County Manor for the last 16 months. She was formerly from Stevensville, Pa. She went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 3, 2011. She was born on Nov. 21, 1927, in Rome, Pa., a daughter of the late Clarence and Lela VanSice Simons. On July 4, 1945, Millie married Wilferd Bates. Her husband preceded her in death on June 12, 1995. Mildred enjoyed her family, working outdoors, playing cards, singing in the Manor Choir, plus many Manor activities. She is survived by three sons, Ronald (Evonne) Bates, of Lime Hill, Gordon (Polly) Bates, of Stevensville, Kenneth (Diane) Bates, of Laceyville; a daughter, Joyce (John) Richards; a special aunt, Ina Mills; two sisters, Margie Shores, of Rome, and Beverly (Don) Manvell, of Rome; a brother, Gary Bates, of Little Meadows; a step brother, Robert Bates, of Ocala, Fla.; and by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Simons and Lela VanSice Simons Bates; her husband, Wilferd Bates; a sister, Cleone Fox Foote; a brother, Carl Simons; three brothers-in-law, Jack Fox, Frank Foote, and Llewellyn Shores; stepfather, William Bates, Sr., and by a stepbrother: William Bates, Jr. Friends and family are invited to call from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011, in the funeral home, with the Rev. Barry Ballard, pastor of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be on Monday, March 7, 2011, in the Stevensville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice in Mildred Bates memory. Towanda Daily Review – March 5, 2011
SMITH - Marlene Smith Gregg, 71, of Port Crane, NY was stricken at her home on Vandermark Drive and died Sunday, April 20, 2008 in the Binghamton hospital. Born in Stevensville, March 23, 1937, Marlene was one of three children in the family of Roy and Vesta (Vande Mark) Smith. She was especially proud of her six children and all her beautiful grandchildren. A lifelong student, she completed her college studies and was awarded a degree from Broome Co. Community College just last fall. Her other loves of life included playing guitar and violin and singing in the choir at church, knitting blankets for family and friends, and visiting and sharing with friends week by week. She was also a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Greene, NY. Marlene was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Beryl St. Clair; brother, Oliver Smith and son, Andrew Gregg. Surviving are her cousins, Nancy (and Don) Wesley of Kingsland, TX and Luke (and Jean) Vande Mark of Stevensville; sons, Darrell (and Annette) Gregg of Riverton, UT, Russell (and Tammy) Gregg of Southold, NY and Vernon (and Mary) Gregg of Rochester, NY and daughters, Doreen (and Doug) Snow of Tooele, UT and Vivian Gregg of Endicott, NY, as well as 14 grandchildren, ranging in age from two to 20 years of age. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24 at the Mormon Church in Greene, NY, with Brother Richard Brigmond, presiding. Burial in the Stevensville Cemetery followed the service of remembrance. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Wyalusing Rocket May 2, 2008
Jonathan B. STEVENS
"Jonathan B. Stevens"
"Jonathan B. Stevens, one of the best known men in Eastern Bradford county, died at his home in Stevensville yesterday morning about 9 o'clock, aged 76 years. He was a war veteran, serving in the 141st P. V. I. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. F. E. Eastabrooks of Stevensville, and two grandchildren, Victor Eastabrooks, and Mrs. J. A. Morrow of Towanda; also two brothers, Theodore and Arthur Stevens of Stevensville. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock; interment in the Stevensville cemetery."
"Jonathan B. STEVENS"
Jonathan B. Stevens, son of Henry and Martha (Brink) was born at Stevensville, Pa. February, 18th, 1838. He had two brothers Theodore and Arthur. Jonathan Stevens was married to Miss Sarah Rockwell May 1862. To them was born one daughter Ella wife of Frank Eastabrook of Stevensville, Pa. Mr. Stevens lived his life of nearly four score years in the immediate neighborhood of his birth. He had been in poor health for some time past and with a brief sickness died on Sunday January 16, 1916. His widow, daughter, two grandchildren, and two great grand-children survive him. The funeral services took place from his late home on Tuesday 18th, and were conducted by the Rev. Milton Lewis Cook assisted by Rev. W. E. Lewis. The burial was among the graves of his friends and relatives of a lifetime. Mr. Stevens was a member of the Presbyterian church at Stevensville, and was of an old and honored family who have been residents of the vicinity for many years. He was a soldier of the Union army for a time. --Contributed" [Sent in by Bill Benson]
STEVENS –MRS. LYDIA P. INGHAM, a former resident of Camptown died at her home in Marion, Iowa on Friday (Sept. 9, 1898) aged about 60 years. She was the mother of Mr. Edward C. Ingham, agricultural implement dealer of Camptown and Mr. John C. Ingham, one of Towanda’s leading barristers. Mrs. Ingham was the fourth child of a family of eight children, born to Cyrus and Lydia A. Stevens, and was born on the old Stevens homestead farm at Stevensville. In early life she was married to Charles Ingham, who died, when she married Mr. Ellicott A. Ingham, and about fifteen years ago moved to Marion, Iowa, where her later life was passed. Oliver W., and E. Lacey Stevens of Stevensville and Dr. Cyrus L. Stevens of Athens are surviving brothers. The remains were brought to Stevensville, Tuesday, the interment being in the family plot in the village cemetery. (Stevensville Cemetery)
TAYLOR –MARGARET E. BATES, 82, of Park Place, Wyalusing, Pa., died on Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital Towanda, Pa. Margaret was born May 11, 1916 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the eldest of eight children of the late Joseph and Isabelle Howe Taylor. She graduated from the Rush High School, rush, Pa., where she was the class artist. She married Willard L. Bates and together they operated their family farm and also the Bates Apple Orchard in Stevensville, Pa. for many years. Willard predeceased her on Nov. 19, 1983, Margaret moved to Park Place in 1995. Margaret was a member of the Stevensville Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school for many years. Her daughters have said, “Dad called our mother, Margaret Bates, his irreplaceable jewel.” To her children she was an absolute treasure. She had a genuine gift with children—encouraging and nurturing them to be their best. Margaret beautified her surroundings with plants and flowers. She enjoyed walks with her children in the woods in search of wildflowers and wild strawberries. The :artist of her class,” she made the world a more wonderful place with exquisite handiwork. This was a gentile, loving, intelligent woman of incredible inner strength. She faced death as she did her life, with irrepressible courage, faith and optimism. She will be missed, as she was loved – deeply and forever. Surviving are: her son and daughter-in-law, Donald L. and Betty Bates, Stevensville, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lois and David A. Walker, Wyalusing, Pa.; Ellen and Robert F. Vacchiano, Warrington, Pa.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Betty Taylor, New Milford, Pa.; Richard Taylor, LeRaysville, Pa.; Joseph and Myra Taylor, Zephyrhills, Fla.; George and Beatrice Taylor, New Milford, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Bruce VanCott, New Milford, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Florence Taylor, Athens, Pa.; grandchildren, Stephen Harder, Garret Walker, Delcia Bates, Shannon Bates, Bernadette Bates; -great-granddaughter, Lindsey O’Neil; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Isabelle McManus in 1965 and a brother, Thomas Taylor in 1996. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 14, 1997, at 10 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Groverdale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa., with Lisa Heckman officiating. Interment will be in the Stevensville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, June 13, 1997, from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Stevensville Presbyterian Church, Stevensville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
YANAVITCH ANNA C.
Daily Review April 24, 2005
Mrs. Anna C. Yanavitch Bagdon, age 83, of LeRaysville, PA died on Friday evening at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Anna was born on March 4, 1922 in Port Griffith, PA. She moved to this area with her parents, the late Joseph & Cassie Moleski Yanuicz, as a very young child and remained in Stevensville throughout her lifetime. She was a graduate of the Camptown High School. She married Carl Bagdon on June 17, 1955, and together they raised four sons. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. The last 30 years of Anna's employment was with the Wyalusing School District as a Car Route driver transporting the children with special need from Wyalusing to Towanda or their classes. She was a longtime member of the School Bus Drivers Association. She had much patience and understanding with these children, and still followed many of their lives when they went beyond school days. She enjoyed her family and especially the little ones as the grandchildren arrived and later the great grandchildren. Many people will remember her as she did her crocheting and craft shows for many years. Her presence was common at local Penny Socials and she was seldom absent from her favorite Bingo nights. Besides her husband, Carl, she leaves surviving the following: 3 sons and daughters-in-law: Stanley Colegrove Jr., of Stevensville; Joseph & Marlene Colegrove of Laceyville; and Edward and Carol Colegrove of Laceyville: Daughter-in-law, Erma Bagdon of Wyalusing; Sisters and brother-in-law: Mary Jones and Catherine and Carl Randall, both of Stevensville; brother, William Yanavitch of Waverly, NY; Sisters-in-law, Betty Yanavitch and Martha Yanavitch both of Stevensville. There are five grandchildren: Edward Scott Colegrove and Tammy Colegrove both of Bloomsburg, PA, Michael Colegrove and Robert (Heather) Colegrove of Laceyville, PA and Steve Colegrove. Also, 4 great grandchildren, Samantha, Patrick, Andrew and Brianna; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Tony Bagdon in May 2001 and two brothers, Anthony Yanavitch and Joseph Yanavitch. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 26th at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Glenn R. Kennedy, pastor of the Stevensville Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Stevensville Cemetery. Friends may call at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, on Monday, April 25th from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial donations be made to the H.O.P.S. Ambulance Association, % James W. Seipler, RR 1 Box 280, Rome, PA 18837. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com. Contributed by her friend Carol Brotzman A Historians note here: the Fourth son mentioned in the obit was Tony Bagdon. Carl's previous wife had died young like Annas first husband, so he brought a son into the marriage along with the three children of Anna and Stanley Colegrove. Stanley, a World War II vet had passed December 16, 1962. Submitted by a dear friend Carol Brotzman