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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township, Bradford County, PA 
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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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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) 

LAYTON CALKINS, 53, Troy RD 2, died Wednesday, July 9, 1980 at Troy Community Hospital.  Born April 28, 1927 in Troy Township, son of Thomas A., and Nina Jennings Calkins, he was an active member of his community, Mr. Calkins was a member and trustee of the East Troy Baptist Church, a member of the Troy Lions Club, the Pa. Farmer’s Association and the Holstein Friesian Association.  He served as an A.S.C.A. committee member and was director of R.E.A.  He also was a cattle breeder for 22 years with N.E.B.A.  Layton Calkins and his wife, the former Nellie Seeley, celebrated 33 years of marriage June 18, 1980.  Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gerald (Mary Ann) Murphy, Morrisville, Pa.; three sons, Al Calkins, Troy RD 2; James Calkins, Troy RD 2; and Gordon Calkins, Troy RD 2; his mother, Nina Calkins, Troy; a brother, Thomas Calkins, Troy; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the east Troy Baptist Church with the Rev. Garry Zuber presiding.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the East Troy Baptist Church. –Towanda Daily Review.

CAMPBELL –STELLA C. AYRES, 78, of Canton RD 2, died Dec. 23, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born March 10, 1911 in Ralston, the daughter of Mathias and Virgie Ely Campbell.  She was a homemaker and in her early years she worked for Swayze Folding Box Company.  She was an active member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and the Womens Society of Christian Service.  She was a member of the Windfall Grange for over 50 years and Canton Senior Citizens.  Her hobbies included sewing and quiltmaking; she had made each of her children a quilt.  She is survived by her husband, to whom she was married for 59 years, O. Kenneth Ayres; one daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Lyle Vermilya of Canton; four sons; Lloyd Ayres of Canton, K. Earl and Iva Ayres of Canton RD 1; Marsden and Shirley Ayres of Canton RD and Gary and Donna Ayres of Granville Summit RD 1; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a son, Marvin L. Ayres in 1968.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 29 p.m. at the Windfall Untied Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton, her pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m Tuesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, and from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.  Memorial donations may be made to the Windfall United Methodist Church in Care of Robert Ayres, RD 1, Granville Summit, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

GEORGE CLAIR CARD, 75, Blackwell, Tioga Co. died quietly January 3, 2007 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Born December 29, 1931 in Jersey Shore, Pa. he was the son of Charles T. and Evelyn (Wolfe) Card.  After graduating from Jersey Shore High School he earned as A. S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the former Williamsport Area Community College (Penn College) and was employed by IBM for many years, retiring in 1986.  He also served our country with the U.S. Air Force in the early 1950’s.  Known as George to friends and Clair among family, he was a personable, likeable fellow with a keen sense of humor.  On Sept. 21, 1957 he was united in marriage to Evangeline “Bonnie” Bergquist.  Together they raised two sons and a daughter and shared 49 years.  George was always among the first to volunteer his time for any worthwhile project.  For several years he was a scout leader, Little League coach and active member of the United Methodist Men.  He enjoyed entertaining others with his jokes and as a part of his church’s vocal group, the Trinity Singers.  George also enjoyed the many hours of work he put in during church dinners.  He was a many with deep, abiding faith in the Lord and he had been a long time member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Old Lycoming Township.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who touched innumerable lives.  Surviving are his wife, Bonnie at home; sons, David Card, Midland, MI and Timothy (Debbie) Card, Logantown, PA; daughter, Robin Card, Stockholm, NJ; sister, Joan Foley, Jersey Shore, PA; nine grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral was held January 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Rd., Old Lycoming Twp.  Services followed with Pastor Melvin Bole officiating.  Interment was at Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Rd., Williamsport, PA.  Professional services were entrusted to the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LLOYD A. CARL, SR., 84, Ithaca, NY, and formerly of Canton area died February 18, 2004 at the Lakeside Nursing Home in Ithaca.  Born on October 8, 1919 in Canton he was a son of the late Clarence and Eva (Wheeler) Carl.  Mr. Carl was a proud Veteran of WWII serving in Europe with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.  Known as a kind-hearted man, he believed in treating everyone with respect.  He possessed a strong work ethic all through life.  He was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad for over 39 years until retiring in 1981.  Mr. Carl cherished his family, especially times spent with his grandchildren.  He had a great appreciation for the outdoors, enjoying hunting, gardening, camping and was an avid reader.  Surviving are his beloved wife, Edna (Jackson Carl, Ithaca; sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd Jr. and Carole Carl, Granville Summit and Thomas and Ann Carl, LeRoy; a daughter and son-in-law Caroline and Ralph Foulkrod, Troy; step-children and their spouses, June and Dough Voorhees, Burdett, NY; Stephen and Cecelia Fleet, Newfield, NY; Ann Swartwood; Robert and Dorothy Fleet, all of Ithaca; Simeon and Polly Jackson, Grover; Roger Bullivant, Hilton, NY; 28 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Susan Garey, Florida; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Carl was predeceased by his first wife, Eva (Freeman) Carl; a stepdaughter, Janet Bullivant, step son-in-law, Lynn Swartwood.  The funeral and committal was held February 23, with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating at the Pepper funeral Home, Canton.  Burial was in Windfall Cemetery.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Carl’s name to the American Diabetes Association 2040 Linglestown, Suite 106 Harrisburg, PA or to the American Heart Association, Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CARTER - GLADYS SHOFF
 Gladys J. (Carter) Shoff, age 89, Troy, PA died Tuesday, April 16, 1996.  She was a resident of Bradford County Manor, Troy. Mrs. Shoff was born September 25, 1906 in Duquesne, PA, daughter of the late Wesley and Nellie (Rigby) Carter. She was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church, past member of the Minnequa Grange and a Boy Scout leader. Gladys is survived by a son, Richard Shoff, Troy, PA; daughters, Nellie Lamp of Walnut Creek, CA,  Dorothy Kohut of Point Orange, FL, Evelyn McIndoo of Babbitt, MI, Nancy Poteete of Bakersfield, CA; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband of 41 years, Joseph B. Shoff, who died in June of 1966, she was predeceased by a daughter, Jane, who died in infancy. Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on April 19 with the Rev. Edward Thigpen and the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery, Granville Summit, PA. Contributions in memory of Gladys may be directed to the East Troy United Methodist Church, c/o Doris VanNoy, RR 3, Troy, PA 16947.  (TGR April 25, 1996)

CARL CASE KILLED ON STATE HIGHWAY
Struck by a machine, owned and driven by Alfred Van Horn former Trojan, now of Williamsport, Carl Case, 60, member of a well known Windfall family, was almost instantly killed about nine Thanksgiving night as he was returning to his home in Canton Township from the day with his daughter, Mrs. Haldene Freeman, Alba. The accident occurred at the bend of the road near the Benjamin Palmer farm between Alba and Canton. Coroner R. H. Person, Athens, and Patrolman W. J. Kunigonis investigated the accident and held Mr. Van Horn blameless. It is said that the lights of the Van Horn machine blinded Mr. Case to such an extent that he could not see where he was going. He is survived by five children; Clifford, Windfall, Clawson, New Jersey, Lawrence, Beech Flats, Mrs. Haldene Freeman, Alba, Miss Eleanor Case, Elmira; two brothers, Frank and Claude, Windfall and one sister, Mrs. Harvey Wright, East Canton, also survives.
Funeral services were held in Windfall Sunday afternoon, Rev. John Osberg of the Alba Church of Christ, officiating and burial was in the Windfall Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1936)

CASE - Mrs. John Haflett (Delilah Case) died at her home at Windfall on October 23, after a long illness.  Funeral on Monday, burial at the Windfall Cemetery.  She leaves a husband, three sons, two daughters and a host of friends to mourn her . TGR 1903

CASE - WRIGHT, HAZEL H.,    Hazel H. Wright, 84, formerly of Elmira, died June 23, 1987.  She was the wife of the late Harvey Wright who died in 1963.  She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Raymond Shoemaker of Elmira; grandson and daughter-in-law, Jerry L. and Teresa Shoemaker of Pine City; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.  Services were held at Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on June 24 with interment to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA.  (TGR July 2, 1987)

CASE - Mrs.Henry W. Jennings (Teressa)  of Granville Summit died Friday, June 6th about ten o'clock at her home at Windfall.  She was born in Canton township and married 48 years.  Her death was very sudden, but not wholly unexpected to her friends and relatives, for she had been suffering from dropoical heart trouble for nearly seven weeks.  The funeral was at the M.E. Church on Sunday, June 8th, Rev. H.E. Mansfield officiated.  She leaves behind her to mourn her death, a husband, two sons Frank of Towanda and Fred of this place, five grandchildren, two sisters Mrs. Alvin Dunbar and Mrs. Augusta Ayers both of Canton besides a host of sorrowing friends who deeply sympathize with the husband in sad bereavement. TGR 1902

CASEMAN –HELEN A. BROWN, 64, of Troy RD 2, died April 10, 1982 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born July 30, 1917 in Williamsport, Pa., daughter of Floyd and Luetta Brown Caseman.  She was a member of the Troy Baptist Church and the Windfall Grange.  She is survived by her husband, Willard L. Brown; son and daughter-in-law, Gerald R. and Shirley Brown of Clover, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene E. and Lorraine Brown of Meriden, Conn.; daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Janice) M. Kellogg of Milan, Pa.; brothers, Nelson Caseman of Columbia Cross Roads, Harold Caseman of Honeoye, N.Y. and Richard Caseman of Jersey Shore; sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Eva) Hoover of Dushore, Pa., Mrs. Raymond (Vera) O’Brian of Cogan Station, Pa., Mrs. Donald (Alice) Boun of Hamburg, N.Y. and Mrs. Darwin (Phyllis) Higley of Williamsport, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial will be in the Windfall cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy or the American Cancer Society. –Towanda Daily Review.

CATLIN - Mrs. Susan McMurray.
Susan Catlin McMurray, wife of Samuel McMurray, was born in Odessa, N.Y., 77 years ago the 27th of February. When she was two years of age her parents moved to Windfall where she lived her entire life with the exception of five years in Michigan. A member of the Windfall Methodist church from girlhood she was respected and loved by neighbors and friends. Her Christian faith brightened and sweetened the many long days of her last illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Morse of East Troy. She did not complain of her suffering but thought always of others until on Feb. 13th she was mercifully relieved. She is survived by one son, George of Windfall, and two daughters, Mrs. F. J. Morse of East Troy and Mrs. Delphine Wright of Greensboro, Md. One brother, Hollister Catlin of Canton and a sister, Mrs. Janet Sexton of Mansfield, also survive. TGR 1922

CHESLEY - Granville Center News)  Mrs. Irene Chesley Packard died Friday noon at the family home, 550 Thompson street, Elmira, aged twenty years.  She is survived by her husband Gerald Packard; a two-month old daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chesley; a sister, Mrs. Grace Christian.  The funeral was private.  Burial was at Granville Summit. TGR 1919

Simeon CHESLEY, born in Canada, June 14, 1761, enlisted as a private, June, 1782 in Captain Sewell's company of Colonel Sprout's regiment of the Massachusetts troops and served one year. He resided in Luzerne county before moving to Granville township (1820), where he made application for the benefits of a pension, which was granted and after his death, extended to his widow. He married, Aug. 25, 1813 Elizabeth Shaffer of Kingston, Pa. by whom he had the following children: Simeon P. married Eliza Dudley of Burlington; Margaret married Henry Downs of Troy; Philip died unmarried; Susan married Orrin Pratt of Granville; Malachi married Elizabeth Tinklepaugh of Canton. The patriot father died Sept. 12, 1853 and is inhumed in the Windfall cemetery.

Courtland CLARK.
Died in Troy twp., April 1st, 1901, Courtland Clark, of pneumonia, aged 68 years.  Funeral services were held at Windfall, Wednesday, April 3rd. Deceased was born in Granville where he had lived all his life until he moved to Troy in 1900, to the Knight’s farm on the Canton road. And has always followed the occupation of a farmer. Mr. Clark was married in 1854 to Elizabeth Case. Four children were born to them, all of whom are living: Philander and Ulysses G., of South Dakota; Della S., of Granville, and Woodford of Troy.         TGR 1901

ELMER W. CLARK
 Elmer W. "Tug" Clark, 74, Elmira, NY, died Monday, October 28, 1991 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira.  He had previously resided in Canton and Blossburg. He was born at Alba, Bradford County, on March 11, 1991, a son of Walter and Clara Hine Clark. Mr. Clark was a carpenter for over 40 years.  He owned E.W. Clark General Contracting, retiring in 1979. Tug was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of the Brooks-Flick American Legion Post No. 49, Troy; Troy VFW Post No. 8675; and B.P.O. Elks No. 2191, Towanda.  He was a life member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg and Wheel Inn, Roaring Branch. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, the former Jean Strong; two sons, Richard L. Blossburg and Robert W., LeRoy; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma Mae McNett, Millport; brothers, Howard of Vero Beach, FL, Duward of Columbia Cross Roads and Theodore of Sells, AZ.  Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce, in 1949. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on October 31 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, November 7, 1991)

ELMER W. ‘TUG’ CLARK, 74, 419 Robinson St., Elmira, died Monday, Oct. 28, 1991, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira.  He previously resided in Canton and Blossburg.  He was born at Alba, Bradford County on March 11, 1917, a son of Walter and Clara Hine Clark.  Mr. Clark was a carpenter for over 40 years.  He owned E.W. Clark General Contracting, retiring in 1979.  Tug was a World War II Navy Veteran, a member of the Brooks-flick American Legion Post No. 429, troy; Troy VFW Post No. 8675; and B.P.O. Elks No. 2191, Towanda.  He was a life member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, and Wheel Inn Inc., Roaring Branch.  Survivors include his wife, the former Jean Strong.  They celebrated 12 years of marriage Feb. 16, 1991.  Also surviving are two sons, Richard L., Blossburg, and Robert W., LeRoy; stepchildren, Cynthia Head, Richmond, Va., Bernard Lombard, Big Flats, and Philip Lombard, Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma Mae McNett, Millport; three brothers, Howard, Vero Beach, Fla., Duward, Columbia Cross Roads, and Theodore, Sells, Ariz.  Nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce in 1949.  The funeral service will be held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, on Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, will officiate.  Interment will be in Windfall cemetery.  Visitation will be held Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Woodford CLARK died Feb.9, 1897 at daughter's Mrs. S.J.Garbrant at Windfall, age 93-2-0 .  Born 7-9-1803 Granville, Mass. and came here 1824.  He was buried at Windfall.  Mr. Clark married Maria Avery 10-12-1827 and had 7 children, 3 living Walter and Cortland of Windfall and Noah of Granville Centre.  Mr. Clark married a second time Dec.1,1842 to Amanda Kendall and had 3 children 2 sons Calvin and Clark of Wellsboro and Mrs. S.J. Garbrant of Windfall.

SKYLAR N. CLAYPOOLE.  Loving baby boy Skylar Nashane Claypoole, Canton was called home to be with the Lord April 20th, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He wads the son of Regina R. Porter and Albert L. Claypoole.  In addition to his parents, Skylar is survived by his brothers, Caydon Logan Claypoole and Christopher Leroy Claypoole; sisters Courtney Lea Claypoole and Stormy Noel Claypoole; maternal grandparents Charlene McLinko, Towanda and Leon Williams, Altoona; paternal grandparents Albert Leroy Claypoole Sr. and Patricia Darlene Claypoole, Butler, PA; very loving aunts Jennifer Smith and Wendy Moore; uncles Michael Groover and Dennis Groover, all of Canton; as well as numerous other aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by grandmother Barbara J. Foulkrod; great-grandfather Gilbert Leroy Claypoole; great-great-grandparents; Etta Mae Porter and Addison Charles Porter; infant cousins Samantha Jo Smith and Jordan Scott Roupp; uncle Andrew Claypoole.  A private service was conducted at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. David McIntire, pastor of Calvary Alliance Church officiating.  Interment was in Windfall Cemetery.

SKYLAR N. CLAYPOOLE, loving baby boy Skylar Nashane Claypoole, Canton was called home to be with the Lord, April 20th, 2005 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was the son of Regina R. Porter and Albert L. Claypoole.  In addition to his parents, Skylar is survived by his brothers, Caydon Logan Claypoole and Christopher Leroy Claypoole; sisters Courtney Lea Claypoole and Stormy Noel Claypoole; maternal grandparents Charlene McLinko, Towanda and Leon Williams, Altoona; paternal grandparents Albert Leroy Claypoole Sr. and Patricia Darlene Claypoole, Butler, PA; very loving aunts Jennifer Smith and Wendy Moore; uncles Michael Groover and Dennis Groover, all of Canton; as well as numerous other aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by grandmother Barbara J. Foulkrod; great-grandfather Gilbert Leroy Claypoole; great-great-grandparents, Etta Mae Porter and Addison Charles Porter; infant cousins Samantha Jo Smith and Jordan Scott Roupp; uncle Andrew Claypoole.  A private service was conducted at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. David McIntire, pastor of Calvary Alliance Church, officiating.  Interment was in Windfall Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

COLTON –ALMA age 64 of Troy, Pa. Thursday, March 23, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa. Friday 2to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Owen Barrett officiating.  Burial in Windfall Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1972

COLTON, LINDSAY ANNE   Services for Lindsay Anne Colton, 17 months, Alba, were held March 5 from Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. David B. Morris officiating.  Interment was in Windfall Cemetery.  Baby Colton died March 2, 1984 at St. Joseph Hospital, Elmira.  She was born Sept 16, 1982 in Elmira, daughter of Ronald Z. and Lorelei B. Shoemaker Colton.  Surviving are her parents; step brother Mark Colton, step-sister Jennifer Colton, both of Sayre; maternal grandmother Lucille Shoemaker of Granville Summit; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Colton of Alba; paternal great-grandparents, Mr.& Mrs. Frank Wilmarth of Canton; aunts, uncles and cousins. (TGR March 8, 1984)

COLTON –MABEL PEARL SHEDDEN, 87, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bennett on Sunday, Aug. 23, 1981 at 12:30 p.m.  Mrs. Shedden was born in Granville Summit RD 1 on July 21, 1984, a daughter of Samuel and Dettie Sturdevant Colton.  She was the widow of James Shedden who died in 1953.  Mrs. Shedden was a member of Windfall United Methodist Church, Windfall, Bradford County.  She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Clarence Westbrook, of Montoursville, Mrs. Josephine Bennett, of Granville Summit RD 1, with whom she lived, Mrs. Geraldine Haner and Mrs. Alice Williams, both of Owego, N.Y., Mrs. Hazel Saunders, Mrs. Grace Rogers, Mrs. Dorothy Kithcart, and Mrs. Irene Shedden, all of Canton, and Mrs. Eleanor Comstock, of Van Etten, N.Y.; two sons, Arthur of Owego, and Max of Elmira, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Westbrook of Montoursville and Mrs. Mida Landon, of Troy RD 3 and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Shedden was preceded in death by sons Howard Shedden in 1967; Harold Shedden in 1978 and Gerald Shedden in 1981.  Mrs. Shedden is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Lewis Kendall and Mrs. Merle Shedden.  Another sister-in-law, the late Lou H. Shedden, died on Aug. 20.  Funeral services will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center, St., Canton, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1981 at 11 a.m.  Officiating will be the Rev. Duane Taylor, former pastor of the Alba Christian Church.  Burial will be in the Windfall cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 until 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review.

COLTON, WILBUR (Bill)   Services for Wilbur (Bill) Colton, 69, Granville Summit, previously of Canton, were held April 3 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church with Father Stephen McGough celebrating.  Mr. Colton died at Troy Community Hospital on March 31, 1984.  He was born May 13, 1914 in Granville Twp., son of Samuel and Guydettie Colton.  He was a retired farmer and retired plumber from the A & P Plant, Horseheads.  He was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church.  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, the former Carmella Monte; sons, Wilbur (Mac) of Bridgeport, WVA, Niles (Nick) of Huntington, WVA, Samuel of Troy, Daniel and James, both of Canton; daughter Roxann Gould of Columbia Cross Roads; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four foster grandchildren; sister, Hattie Westbrook, Montoursville.  (TGR April 5, 1984) [Eleanor Wolfe says he is buried at WIndfall Cemetery]

WILBUR (BILL) COLTON, 69, Granville Summit RD 1, previously of Canton died March 31, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  He was born May 13, 1914 in Granville Township the son of Samuel and Guydettie Sturdevant Colton.  Mr. Colton was a retired farmer and a retired plumber from the A & P Plant, Horseheads, N.Y.  He was also a member of St. Michaels Roman Catholic Church.  He is survived by his wife of 49 years on December 15, 1983, the former Carmella Monte; five sons, Wilbur (Mac) of Bridgeport, W. Va., Niles (Nick) of Huntington, W. Va., Samuel of Troy, and Daniel and James, both of Canton; one daughter Roxann Gould of Columbia Cross Roads; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and four foster grandchildren and a sister, Hattie Westbrook of Montoursville.  He was predeceased by one brother and five sisters.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton with Father Stephen McGough celebrating.  Friends may call at the funeral home this evening from 7 to 9 with recitation of the rosary at 8:30 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review   (Buried Windfall Cemetery)

The funeral of Miss Emma COOLBAUGH, aged 65 years, who died at the residence of her cousin, George Hickok on Thursday last, was held Friday at 10 o’clock, and in charge of undertaker Beaman. The sermon was preached by the Rev. A. E. Hall of the M.E. church. Mrs. M. A. Davis and Rodney Cooley sang appropriate selections. The interment was in the family plot in the Windfall cemetery.  She is survived by one brother, Chester of Dushore, and a half-sister, Mrs. Hortia Ellis of Fairview. TGR 1904

CRANDELL –LOUISE PACKARD.  During the evening of November 10, 2004, the Lord called home Louise (Crandell) Packard, 85, of Windfall as she was convalescing at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital of Towanda.  Born in LeRoy Township on March 12, 1919, she was the daughter of Austin and Elizabeth (Stone) Crandell.  She attended the LeRoy school and later Canton High School, graduating with the class of 1938.  The following March she was united in marriage to her longtime sweetheart, Donald R. Packard.  Together they raised two sons and three daughters and shared 65 years together.  As a homemaker, and more especially a farmer’s wife, she was no stranger to hard work.  But she did manage to find time for other interests.  She enjoyed flower gardening, embroidery & tole painting.  She was a member of the Windfall Grange and the former Rebekah Lodge in Granville Center.  In earlier years she enjoyed square dancing.  In fact, it was at a square dance where she met her future husband.  The two of them later became members of the Grand Paraders.  Mrs. Packard was an outgoing and friendly person, and she always looked forward to the fellowship at the Homemaker’s Camp, which was held at the Mt. Zion Retreat Center in Roaring Branch.  Most of all she was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in her Lord and was a 50-year member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Donald R. Packard, at home; sons Richard Packard, East Troy and Donald P. (and Diana) Packard, Canton; daughters Karen (and Allen) Jones, Elmira Heights, Judith P. Hulslander, Altoona; and Joyce P. (and Ralph) Kerrick, Towanda; brothers-in-law Elmer Fulmer, Dushore, Robert (and Mary Lou) Packard, Granville Summit; Lewis (and Doris) Packard, Canton; sisters-in-law Minnie Crandell and Helen Brown, both of Troy; and Rhea Kitner, Elmira; as well as 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, H. Faye Crandell; a daughter-in-law Marilyn Packard; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Anna and George Haflett; and a sister-in-law Grace Fulmer.  A celebration of her life was held November 14th at the Windfall United Methodist Church.  Officiating at the service was Pastor Nettie Treat.  Interment followed in the Windfall cemetery.  The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR1, Box 175, Granville Summit, PA or to the Marilyn Ballard Packard 4-H Scholarship fund in care of the First Citizens National Bank, 2 W. Main St., Troy, PA.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CRANMER -  Fleming, Mrs. Lettie M- aged 73, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lynn Porter, Granville Summit, Thursday evening, January 31, 1946. She is survived by Mrs. Porter, a son, Luther Fleming, Windfall, a sister, Mrs. Nora Pierce, Granville Township. Services were held on Sunday at 2:30 from the Methodist Church in Windfall. Rev. James Gordon officiating with burial in the Windfall Cemetery.

DARROW –ELSIE A. PHINNEY, 86, of Troy RR 1, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 28, 1995, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born Feb. 24, 1909, in Burlington Township, daughter of James and Myrtie Fletcher Darrow.  Her entire life was lovingly dedicated to her family.  She is survived by daughters and sons-in-la, Patricia and Lewis Serfas of Sayre, and Ailene and Dean Bradley of Crestview, Fla.; a son James D. Phinney of Troy RR 1; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Darrow of Elmira; a sister, Naomi Grantier of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband. Ronald Phinney, in 1976.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Bishop Earl Mayo officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DAVISON - HERTEL, Dorothy A.
On the morning of Friday, October 9th, 2009, Canton resident Dorothy Ann (Davison) Hertel died quietly at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. She was 75 years of age. Born in Canton on July 1st, 1934, she was the daughter of James and Hermina (Dreste) Davison. Dorothy graduated from Canton High School with the Class of 1952. A few years later she married David Eugene Hertel, and together they raised two children and shared 54 years. She was also currently employed as a secretary for Canton Manufacturing, serving 46 years. Dorothy enjoyed the company of her family and friends, and was a member of the Ruby Rascals Red Hatters Club. She is survived by her husband, David, at home; son, Mitchell (Sofia) Hertel of Mansfield; daughter, Kristi (Phillip) Foote of Lowman, NY; and brother, Thomas (Joan) Davison of Canton; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. In addition to her late parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Davison and sister, Hermina B. Davison. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 P.M. Monday, October 12th, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 A.M. with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Windfall Cemetery.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 11, 2009

HERMINA BLYTHE ‘SIS’ DAVISON, 81, Canton, PA, died quietly March 12, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor, Burlington.  Born in Canton, December 10, 1923, she was a daughter of James A. and Hermina Dreste Davison.  “Sis” grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School, class of 1941.  Prior to her retirement in 1988 she lived and worked in Elmira, NY, as a record librarian for the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  After a career spanning 40 years, Sis returned to the family farm in Canton where she had grown up.  She became involved in much volunteer work, including the American Cancer Society and was a driving force and a founding member of the PA Apple and Cheese Festival committee, happily giving of her time and energy selling their raffle tickets.  She was a member of the former First Presbyterian Church of Canton and its successor, the Canton Ecumenical Church.  She also held memberships in the B.P.W. (Business Professional Women), The Village Improvement Association (V.I.A); who had selected her as Woman of the Year, the Wheel Inn Club, the Bradford County Republican Committee and for many years the ZONTA Club in Elmira. Surviving are a brother, Thomas P. (Joan) Davison, sister, Dorothy (David) Hertel, all of Canton, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, James A. Davison in 1943, mother, Hermina (Dreste) Davison in 1983 and brother James H. Davison in 1982.  Calling hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. March 16th at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with funeral services at 2 p.m. with Pastor Dean Walrath officiating.  Interment will follow the service in the Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

DAVISON Thomas Paul

On the afternoon of Saturday, March 24th, 2012, Thomas Paul Davison of Canton died quietly at his residence with his beloved family at his side. He was 79 years of age. Born in Canton on March 10th, 1933, he was the son of the late James A. and Hermina (Dreste) Davison. Tom was raised on the Lake Hill family farm and as a young man worked the farm. He loved to tell family and friends stories of his boyhood, many of which involved his love of Allis-Chalmers tractors, a passion he would continue throughout his life. Tom graduated from Canton High School in 1951 and in 1952 enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country in the Korean War with the 82nd Division. On August 14, 1955, Tom married the former Joan McCracken and together they raised five children and shared 57 years. After completing military duty he attended Lycoming College and graduated in 1962 with a degree in accounting. He was a member of the Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. While attending college, Tom drove trucks for Fidler Trucking and Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc. Upon graduating college, Tom started his career with Chemical Leaman Tank Lines and advanced to the position of Vice President of Finance at their Downingtown facility. Later he worked for Quality Carriers in Racine, WI for a number of years. In 1976, Tom and his family returned to his hometown of Canton and opened Davison's Accounting Service, a business he and his wife, Joan, operated for 33 years. He also served as the Earned Income Tax Collector in Canton for many years. With the family farm and farm work never far from his mind, he also owned and operated Davison's White-Wash Service. Tom was a very driven, energetic and giving person. He served his community in many ways throughout the years and instilled in his family the values of hard work, integrity and kindness to others, traits he modeled every day of his life. His accomplishments include: President of the Twin Valley Area School Board, member of the Canton Borough Authority Board for 19 years, member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish and member of the Canton V.F.W. Post #714. In recent years, Tom became active in Allis-Chalmers tractor collecting, a passion from his youth. He and Joan traveled to many states showing their Allis-Chalmers tractors at many special shows. Loving the history of these special tractors from his childhood, he became a member of the Nittany Antique Tractor Club, Inc. and the Endless Mountains Antique Tractor Club. Tom also had a passion for history, and he loved to share his historical knowledge with everyone around him, but his greatest passion was for his wife and family. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday the 30th at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center Street, Canton. Visitation will resume Saturday 10 a.m. at the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 103 N. Center Street, Canton. Services will be at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in Windfall Cemetery where members of Canton VFW Post #714 will accord military honors. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish Memorial Fund, PO Box 313, 103 N. Center Street, Canton, PA, 17724.   Star Gazette – March 27, 2012

 

DEMING - MRS. AGNES URUSLA HAFLETT, 235 Prescott Ave., Elmira Heights. Body was removed from the Ballard Funeral Home to the home late Wednesday afternoon. Services Friday, 2 p. m. Rev. Lullus D. Bell. Windfall Cemetery, Granville, Pa. - wife of Ray.

DENKENBERGER ELSIE D. COLLINS, 71, of Canton RD 2, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1986, at her home.  Mrs. Collins was born July 8, 1914 in Kingwood, W. Virginia, the daughter of Joseph and Amelia Carotta Denkenberger.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church.  Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Kay Collins of Canton RD 2 and Thomas and Elsie Collins of Troy RD 2; one daughter, Susan Lloyd of Canton; three sisters; Mrs. Mollie Chilson of Canton RD 2, Mrs. Anna Wilcox of Mainesburg and Mrs. Elizabeth Bartosch of Horseheads, N.Y.; three brothers, Joseph Denkenberger of Horseheads, N.Y., Michael Denkenberger of Troy RD 3 and Richard Denkenberger of Alba; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  She was predeceased by her husband, James on Feb. 15, 1973.  The funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, corner of Union and Washington Streets, Canton with the Rev. Stephen G. McGough officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The rosary will be recited Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to St. Michael’s Church building fund.  –Towanda Daily Review.

Michael DENKENBERGER, 90 YEARS OLD, RR 2, Troy, PA passed from this life April 8, 2000 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. He was the third son of the late Joseph and Amelia (Carota) Denkenberger and was born on December 4, 1909.  His parents came from Austria in 1907 and he was the first of his family to be born in the United States.  Michael started working on the family farm on Armenia Mountain in 1921 when his parents moved from West Virginia to Bradford County.  When he married Nellie Brackman in 1927, he began farming on the Brackman farm in Granville Township.  At age 90, Michael had never retired.  Michael attended Windfall United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Windfall grange #257 for 60 years and a member of the dairyman League for 63 years.  He is survived b yhis children Marjorie (Gerald) Pratt of Granville Summit, PA, Ruthie (Helmut) Wicker of Schnecksville, PA, James (Joan) Denkenberger of Granville Summit and Charles (Martha) Denkenberger of Montrose, PA; grandchildren, Anneliese Wicker Gualtiere, Darlene Wicker-Cernoch Josef Wicker, Rachel Wicker, Michael Pratt, Mark Pratt, Scott Denkenberger, Susan Denkenberger, David Denkenberger and Thomas Denkenberger; step-grandchildren, Seymour and Nathan Seymour, great-grandchildren, Hannah and Daniel Pratt and John Mark Pratt; sister, Elizabeth (George) Bartosch of Ithaca, NY, brother, Richard Denkenberger of Alba, PA; sister-in-law, Myrtle Mott of Troy, PA; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Helen Wilston.  He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Nellie Brackman Denkenberger, July 1998; his infant brother, Edward; sisters, Amelia Andrus Chilson, Anna Wilcox and Elsa Collins; brother, Joseph Denkenberger Jr.  Funeral services were held at the Windfall United Methodist Church on April 11 with the Reverend Kay Schwab, pastor of the Windfall United Methodist Church and the Rev. jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 175, Granville Summit, PA 16926.

 MICHAEL DENKENBERGER of Troy RR 2, Pa., passed from this life on April 8, 2000, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.  He was the beloved husband of the late Nellie (Brackman) Denkenberger, with whom he shared 61 years of loving devotion.  He was the third son of the late Joseph and Amelia (Carota) Denkenberger.  Michael was born Dec. 4, 1909.  He was the first of his family to be born in the United States.  His parents came from Austria in 1907,  The family settled in Kingwood, W. Va., where the family started the Denkenberger Lumber Co. with Michael’s father and his four uncles.  It was at this lumber company that young Michael learned the “work ethic” and real-world values that taught him to stay the course regardless of circumstances in his life’s work.  At the age of 7, it was his job to wash the logs with a hot-water hose from the steam engine and keep them rolled up to the sawyer.  He had to carry water from the spring in the mountains for the workmen and take care of any fires that were started from the firing of the steam engine.  They were expected to do a man’s work and then walk 5 miles back home in the evening.  Michael started working on the family farm in Armenia Mountain in 1921, when his parents moved from West Virginia to Bradford County.  In June 1937 he married Nellie Brackman, and they began farming on the Brackman farm in Granville Township.  Their farm was his life.  He spent endless hours tending and nurturing his land and his cattle, which he loved.  There was always work to be done and he continuously worked to keep the farm maintained properly and looking well kept.  He was a dependable neighbor and appreciated his fellow man.  At age 90, Michael never retired.  He was helping his son and grandson on the farm and doing odd jobs that he felt needed doing until the day he entered the hospital a week ago.  Michael attended Windfall United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Windfall Grange No. 257 for 60 years and a member of the Dairyman’s League for 63 years.  Michael enjoyed paying and singing country western ballads on his guitar for various organizations.  During the war he manned the whistling post at the Cowley rail road station.  He was an avid deer hunter from 1930-1999 and had taken a few trophy whitetails.  He is survived by his children, Marjorie (Gerald) Pratt of Granville Summit, Pa., Ruthie (Helmut) Wicker of Schnecksville, Pa., James (Joan) Denkenberger of Granville Summit, Pa., and Charles (Martha) Denkenberger of Montrose, Pa.; grandchildren, Anneliese Wicker Gualtieri, Darlene Wicker-Cernoch, Josef Wicker, Rachel Wicker, Michael Pratt, Mark Pratt, Scott Denkenberger, Susan Denkenberger, David Denkenberger and Thomas Denkenberger; step-grandchildren, Sean Seymour and Nathan Seymour; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Daniel Pratt and John Mark Pratt; sister, Elizabeth (George) Bartosch of Ithaca, N.Y.; brother, Richard Denkenberger of Alba, Pa.; sister-in-law, Myrtle Mott of Troy, Pa.; many nieces and nephews, and special friend Helen Wilston, a dedicated companion and friend who made his life more enjoyable.  In addition to his wife, Michael is predeceased by his infant brother, Edward; sisters, Amelia Andrus Chilson, Anna Wilcox and Elsie Collins; and brother, Joseph Denkenberger, Jr.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. on Monday, April 10, 2000, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at the Windfall United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 11, 2000, from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Kay Schwab, pastor of the Windfall United Methodist Church and Rev. Jasper S. Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 175, Granville Summit, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

THOMAS E. DEWEY, 52, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., died Wednesday, July 28, 1993 at home.  He was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Troy, the son of Donald and Elsie DePew Dewey.  He was a member of Berrytown Wesleyan Church, and he was employed with Harding Brothers in Elmira for 28 years.  He enjoyed motorcycle riding and photography.  Mr. Dewey is survived by his wife of 33 years, Judith Kendall Dewey; children, Keith and Pat Dewey of Granville Summit RR 1, Darla Dewey, Ogunquit, Maine, Kari and Randy Tofts of Roxbury, Conn., and Ryan Dewey, at home; foster children, Richard and Sandy Herrington of Owego and Charles and Lorena Herrington of Towanda; two grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Alana Dewey of Troy and Gary and Connie Dewey of Granville Summit; several nieces and nephews; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Merle and Jean Kendall of Towanda.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Berrytown Wesleyan Church.  The rev. L. Murphy and the Rev. Robert Finch will officiate.  Burial will be in Windfall cemetery, Windfall, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to the Berrytown Wesleyan Church or Guthrie Hospice, RR 4, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

DRESTE –HERMINA DRESTE DAVISON, 89, died Nov. 9, 1983 at her home at Canton RD1.  Born Dec. 7, 1893 in Windfall, Bradford County, she was the daughter of Herman and Delphine Butler Dreste.  Mrs. Davison was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, Beech Flats Grange, Canton Garden Club and Daughters of Rebekah.  She is survived by daughters, Hermina B. Davison of Elmira and Mrs. Dorothy A. Hertel of Canton RD1, sister, Mrs. Leora Tripp of Lakeland, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Penny Davison of Pine Buff, Arkansas.  She was predeceased by her husband, James, in November 1943 and a son, James H., in April 1982.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  The Rev. John Mullen, her pastor, will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Nov. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Memorials may be contributed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish or to the Canton Community Nursing Service in Mrs. Davison’s name. –Towanda Daily Review.

DRESTE John

Local News) John Dreste, brother of Herman Dreste, at one time a resident of Granville and Elmira, died Wednesday in Florida. tgr 1919   

 

DRESTE John P.
Victor (New York): January 1, 2008. Born March 26, 1926. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, Norma; older brother, Herman Dreste; and sister, Freda Salamone. Survived by his loving children, Kathleen (David) Johnson, Linda (Larry) Anderson, John (Martha) Dreste and Robin (Michael) Kunz; grandchildren, Todd (Julie) Johnson, Kari (Jeffrey) Izzo, Jacquelyn Kunz, Rachel Kunz and Lydia Kunz; great-grandchildren, Chloe Johnson and Levi Johnson; his sister, Frances Kobbe of Canton, PA; and brother, Robert (Ruth) Dreste of Victor, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins "down home" in Pennsylvania; lifelong friends; and by his very special friend, Elaine Kleinhenz. John will be dearly missed by all. John served in the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during WWII, including under Lewis "Chesty" Puller on Peleliu, as well as on Okinawa, where he was wounded in action, receiving the Purple Heart. Following the War, John enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served in the occupying forces in Germany, as well as in Korea and Vietnam (where he was awarded the Bronze Star), before retiring in 1967 after 20-plus years of service. A lifetime member of the VFW, John spoke at numerous events and memorials, served on the Honor Guard, was usually "on point" for the Fairport VFW Post 8495 during the Fairport 4th of July parades, and most recently served as Post Chaplain. For more stories about John, log on to the website shown below. Calling hours Sunday, 1-4 p.m. at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, Egypt Location, 7501 Pittsford Palmyra Road, Fairport. Funeral services at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 7, 2008, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Church Street, Fairport. In lieu of flowers, please consider VFW Post 8495, 300 Macedon-Center Road, Fairport, New York 14450; or the Sands Cancer Center at the F.F Thompson Hospital, Patient Needs Fund, Canandaigua, New York 14424. John will be interred at the Windfall Cemetery, Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at 12:00 noon, near the Dreste Homestead in Canton Township, Pennsylvania. Special thanks to the wonderful and caring people at the Canandaigua VA Hospice. For further details, visit www.keenanfuneralhomes.com. Semper Fi - Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/4/2008 - 1/5/2008.

 

DRESTE Leora D. TRIPP, 90, Lakeland, FL and formerly of Canton, Pa died Thursday, March 19, 1998 at her home in Lakeland.  Leora was born on December 2, 1907 in her parents home in Windfall, PA.  She was a daughter of the late Herman and Delphine Butler Dreste.  Leora was a graduate of Canton High School of 1926.  She moved to Sebring, FL with her family.  Until her retirement, she worked alongside her husband as secretary for his accounting partnership in Lakeland.  She is survived by a daughter, Barbara T. Kahn of Baton Rouge, LA; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty T. Burton of Sebring, FL; several nieces an nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Carl G. Tripp (a former Canton native) in 1997; a brother, Paul Dreste; and a sister, Hermina Davison. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on March 23 with Nancy Goff, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating and in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in Mr. Leora Dreste Tripp’s memory.   Troy Gazette Register

 

DRESTE –LEORA DRESTE TRIPP, 90, formerly of Canton died March 19, 1998, at her home in Lakeland, FL.  Born on December 2, 1907 in her parents’ home, Windfall, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Delphine Butler Dreste.  She was a graduate and class salutatorian of Canton High School, Class of 1926.  Following graduation she moved to Sebring, FL with her family.  On February 14, 1931 she married a Canton native and former classmate, Carl G. Tripp, Bartow, Fl.  In earlier years she was an employee in the Clerk of Court office of Highlands County in Sebring, Fl.  Several years later she worked alongside her husband as secretary for his accounting partnership in Lakeland, Fl. until her retirement.  Mrs. Tripp was a devoted mother.  Her main interest throughout life encompassed the love she shared with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, Fl.  Surviving are a daughter Barbara T. Kahn, Baton Rouge, LA; four grandchildren, David P. Kahn, Peggy K. Vicari, Carl F. Kahn, all of Baton Rouge, LA and Mary Kathryn Kahn, Roanoke, VA; 10 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Bettye T. Burton, Sebring, FL; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband of 66 years, Carl who predeceased her on August 4, 1997, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Dreste and a sister, Hermina Davison.  The funeral service was held March 23 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with Nancy Goff, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Pallbearers were Mitchell Hertel, Thomas E. Davison, Mike Davison, Robert Oeler, Carl Kahn, and Dan Cleveland.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Buried Windfall Cemetery)

DRESTE Leora D. TRIPP, 90, Lakeland, FL and formerly of Canton, Pa died Thursday, March 19, 1998 at her home in Lakeland.  Leora was born on December 2, 1907 in her parents home in Windfall, PA.  She was a daughter of the late Herman and Delphine Butler Dreste.  Leora was a graduate of Canton High School of 1926.  She moved to Sebring, FL with her family.  Until her retirement, she worked alongside her husband as secretary for his accounting partnership in Lakeland.  She is survived by a daughter, Barbara T. Kahn of Baton Rouge, LA; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty T. Burton of Sebring, FL; several nieces an nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Carl G. Tripp (a former Canton native) in 1997; a brother, Paul Dreste; and a sister, Hermina Davison. Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on March 23 with Nancy Goff, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating and in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice in Mr. Leora Dreste Tripp’s memory.

 

Rudolph M. DRESTE who died recently from a complication of diseases, aged 53 was a life-long resident of LeRoy township where he leaves a large circle of friends.  He was a son of Mrs. Pauline Dreste of Elmira, and leaves besides his wife, two brothers Herman of Windfall and John of Quincy, Florida.  Interment was in the Windfall Cemetery. (TGR 1914)

 

DROST –DOROTHY JEANNE DROST THOMAS, 87 of Prospect Park, PA died February 18,k 2003 at Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, PA.  Born in Grover she was the daughter of the late Jerry and Helen Spencer Drost.  Mrs. Thomas was a graduate of Canton High School class of 1931.  She retired in 1980 from her job as a photo quality inspector for the GAF Corporation.  She was a member of the Ridley Park United Methodist Church and was an active member of the church’s Morning Circle and a regular contributor to its food bank.  While she lived in Philadelphia, she was active with the Boys Club of America.  Surviving are: a son, Charles D. (and Linda) Thomas, Ridley Park; a daughter, Joan (and Vaughn Jr.) Jennings of Granville Summit and a step-son, Robert Thomas of Canton; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.  She also was predeceased by her stepfather, Charles Rockwell and mother, Helen Spencer Rockwell.  Funeral services were held February 22 at the Ridley Park United Methodist Church.  Interment was scheduled for 12 noon on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at the Windfall cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Ridley Park United Methodist Church, Dupont Street and Swarthmore Avenue, Ridley Park or to the Salvation Army, 151 W. Fifteenth Street, Chester, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the White-Luttrell Funeral Home, Ridley Park, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DEAN H. DUART
Dean H. Duart, age 88, Troy, PA died Wednesday, June 19, 1996 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born October 1, 1907 in Windfall, PA, the son of David H. and Grace (Shoemaker) Duart. He was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church where he served as trustee and treasurer . He owned and operated Dean Duart's Garage in Windfall for many years. Dean drove school bus for the Troy Area School District for a number of years. He was a former treasurer and caretaker of Windfall Cemetery. He was a member of the Troy Rod and Gun Club, a former member of the Troy Area School Municipal Authority and 50-year member of the Windfall Grange. After his retirement, Dean enjoyed woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maude (Shedden) Duart (165 John St., Troy); son and daughter-in-law, David and Helen Duart of Tucson, AR; daughter, Janice Wright of Troy, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Richard Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Patricia and Alan Knights of Troy, PA; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Duart of Troy; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Harry Shedden of Burlington, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Duart, in 1969; son-in-law, C. Robert Wright Sr., in 1991; and grandson C. Robert Wright, Jr. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on June 22 with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. (TGR Thursday, June 27, 1996)

DUART –HARRIET ELIZABETH ‘BETTY’ KENDALL age 85 of Troy, Pa. died peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at home with her family by her side.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday night June 13, 2007 and again Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Troy; 205 Reddington Ave., Troy, Pa.  The funeral service with follow the viewing Thursday morning, June 14, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the church with Betty's pastor and friend, Rev. Richard Noggle officiating.  Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Windfall Cemetery.  Betty was born in Windfall Pa., on Aug. 30, 1921, daughter of the late John and Mabel (Haflett) Duart. Betty will be re-united with her husband, Phillip C. Kendall who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1970.  Betty is survived by her two sons, Wendell (Nancy) Kendall of Windfall, Pa., Alan (Kim) Kendall of Windfall, Pa. and her daughter, Brenda (Dale) Beardslee of Troy, Pa. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Jeffrey Kendall, Wendy Taylor, her special grandson Bradley Kendall, Trisha Palmieri, Linda Blasz, Jason Raplee, Gregory Raplee and Valerie Raplee, a great-grandmother of 10 and a great great-grandmother of two girls as well as many extended family members and close friends.  Betty was a member of the 1939 graduating class of Troy High School and was married to her husband Phillip C. Kendall on May 7, 1942. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Pa., United Methodist Women, Golden Star Rebecca's, VFW Auxiliary and the Ladies homemaker camp.  Betty was inspired by her love of music, especially her violin, which she often played in church, gardening and most importantly spending time with her family.  Betty was an extremely loving and thoughtful mother, grandmother and friend whom always put the needs of others ahead of her own. She was known as a soft-spoken, kind hearted and sweet friend to all, whom will be dearly missed.  Contributions may be made in Betty's name to the First United Methodist Church of Troy; 205 Reddington Ave., Troy, Pa. or to Guthrie Hospice; RR 1 Box 154 Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/11/2007

REX DUART, 81, of the Green Home in Wellsboro, formerly of Sylvania, died Wednesday, December 15, 1985 at the Green Home.  He was born Sept. 22, 1904 in Canton Township, the son of David and Grace Shoemaker Duart.  He was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church and a member of the Sylvania Oddfellows.  He was formerly employed at the Hall Motor Company in Troy as a service manager.  He is survived by daughters Mrs. Joseph (Mary Lou) Kelley of Granville Summit RD 1, Mrs. Gale (Barbara) Palmer of Mosherville, Mrs.. Lee (Doris) Strange of Wellsboro, Mrs. Richard (Connie) Boyles of Troy RD; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Bonnie Duart of Troy RD 1; a brother and sister-in-law, dean and Maude Duart of Granville Summit RD 1; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mabel Duart of Granville Summit, Gerrie Wooding of Annapolis, Maryland and Ruth Manning of Waverly, New York.  He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel Duart on June 8, 1981.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Friday from 1-2 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the conclusion of the calling hours with the Rev. Jo Serchak officiating.  Burial will be in the Windfall cemetery in Windfall.  Memorials may be directed to the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

DUNBAR - Harold E. Dunbar, formerly of Granville, died Sunday morning at St.Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, following an operation for intes-
tinal paralysis, aged 19 years.  He was an employe of the American-LaFrance Fire Engine Company and had been ill but a short time.  His parents are living and one brother, Howard Dunbar.  The funeral was at the home of his aunt, Mrs. George Kittle at Windfall on Tuesday. TGR 1913

RICHARD L. EARLEY, 57, OF Ward Township, Canton RD 2, died suddenly at his home Sunday, Nov. 28, 1976.  He was born in Morris Run Sept. 11, 1919, the son of John and Helen Bolt Earley.  He is survived by his wife, the former Irma J. Machmer; daughter, Kay Earley of San Diego, Calif.; three step-daughters, Maxine Shedden, Canton RD 2, Linda Duncan, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Deborah Merritt, Monroeton; brothers, John Earley of Wellsburg, William Earley of Elmira and Manuel Earley of New Jersey; sisters, Doris Fitzpatrick of Williamsport, Laura Earley of Canton; Kathryn Wershing of Canton and Nettie Schreiber of Wilmington, Del.; Sally Keenan of Hartford, Conn.; two grandsons, Charles and Craig Shedden of Canton; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Early was a member of the Canton Lodge No. 429, Canton V.F.W., and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force.  Mr. Earley worked as a foreman for the Sardoni Construction Co. in Wilkes-Barre.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton, with the Rev. Raymond D. Fravel officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.

JHARVEY R. ENGLISH, died suddenly on June 5, 1930 at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Robert Chilson, of Leroy.  He was 70 years old, and is survived by his wife, six children, as follows:  Paul and Mrs. Roy Smith, of Granville Summit; Mrs. Arthur Dann, of Canton; Mrs. Harold Darrow of W. Franklin; Harvey and Willard of Long Eddy, N.Y.; also three step-children; Mrs. Chilson of Leroy; Mrs. Mark Merritt of Granville; and George Kettle, of Troy. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Chilson home and interment was made in Windfall Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ELVIDGE –EDITH (EDE) SHEDDEN, 87 long-time resident of the Windfall, Pa. area, died peacefully at home Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2008 while surrounded by her loving family.  Edith was born in Stoney Fork, Pa. on Sept. 11, 1920; a daughter of the late William and Mary Jane (Perry) Elvidge.  Edith graduated from Troy High School in 1938.  On Aug. 6, 1941 she married Lloyd Shedden in East Troy, Pa. Together they shared 64 years of loving marriage and were blessed with 3 children.  Shortly following marriage they acquired a dairy farm and saw to the daily operation for well over 40 years.  Ede possessed a strong work ethic and was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.  She was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church, the Bradford County Homemakers, United Methodist Women's group, the Windfall Grange No. 257 and the Ladies Bowling League. Edith enjoyed baking, cooking, snowmobiling and playing cards with family and friends.  She was also an avid reader.  Surviving are: her son Lynn (Betty) Shedden, of Granville Summit; daughters, Dolores (Tom) Close of Troy and Mary Lou Shedden of New Columbia; granddaughters, Lynette (Ray) Chaapel, Karen (Dave) Burt, Beth Shedden, Wendy (Rick) Ott and Jackie Close; great-grandchildren, Kellen, Sydney, Katherine and Joey; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leon and Jean Shedden, George Cole, Gertrude Wright, Norma Shedden and Vernon (spike) Robbins.  Edith was predeceased by her beloved husband Lloyd on Oct. 1, 2005; brothers, John (Ike) and James Elvidge; sisters, Elizabeth Bailey Depew, Doris Bixby Robbins, Gladys Freeman and Amy Elvidge; sisters-in-law, Helen and Elma Elvidge, Neva McMurray, Lillian Cole, Marcella and Elaine Shedden; brothers-in-law, Jack Bailey, Max Depew, Neil Bixby, Stuart Freeman, Lial Shedden, Liston Wright and Percy McMurray.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Garry Zuber, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, Pa.  Her family suggests that those who wish may direct donations in Mrs. Shedden's name to the Windfall United Methodist Women, RR 1, Box 183, Granville Summit, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review 1/28/2008

RAYMOND K. ENGLISH, 74, of 113 Lycoming St., Canton, died Wednesday, May 14, 1986 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. English was born March 22, 1912 in Granville Summit, Bradford County, Pa., a son of Paul and Helen Selleck English.  He retired in 1984 from the Swayze Folding Box Company, Canton, where he was employed as a night watchman for 18 years.  Mr. English was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church.  His survivors include his wife, the former Florence Webster.  They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Aug. 15, 1985.  Also surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. LaVerne (Barbara) Williams of Wysox; grandson, David Williams, serving with the U.S. Navy, stationed in Durham, New Hampshire; granddaughter, Terry Green of Towanda RD 4; four great-grandchildren, Eric Green, Raymond Green, Vicki Green and Jermey Searls; five sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Freeman of Canton, Mrs. Harriet Shoemaker of Latham, N.Y.; Mrs. Esther Mitchell of Troy, Mrs. Thalia Machmer of Canton and Mrs. Marilyn Tilbury of Las Vegas, Nevada; a brother, Harvey English of Las Vegas; also nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. English was predeceased by two sons, Howard B., in 1935 and Raymond K. Jr. in 1960.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, his former pastor, and the Rev. Michael West, pastor of the Canton First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the North Penn Comprehensive Health Care Center, Blossburg, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FEATHERBY MARLEA ELNA FEATHERBY TOWNER, 83, of Rome died Wednesday evening August 3, 2005, at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, N.Y.  She was born April 25, 1922, in Forksville, a daughter of the late Walter and Nellie Kilmer Featherby.  Marlea was a graduate of Estella High School Class of 1941.  On May 13, 1947, she married Robert P. Towner.  N early years Marlea was employed by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. in Endicott, N.Y.; Transformers in Vestal, N.Y.; Keytronics in Endicott and Comptons in Vestal.  She was later employed by Magnetic Labs in Apalachin, N.Y. for 10 years until her retirement.  Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Charles Hutchinson of Newark Valley, N.Y.; two grandsons, Robert F. Hutchinson of Owego, N.Y. and Brian M. Hutchinson of Newark Valley; a sister Joyce Boyles of Williamsport, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Paul Towner of Enola, Pa.; and several nieces nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Towner, on Sept. 25, 2002 and a brother, Howard Featherby.  The funeral and committal service will he held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Towanda officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. in Marlea F. Towner’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FERGUSON - Windfall News) Edward Ferguson died at his home near here last Friday. He leaves a wife and two daughters. Burial on Monday at Windfall.  TGR 1922

FERGUSON James
The funeral of James Ferguson was held at the Granville Methodist Episcopal church, Saturday, February 26, Rev Emery A Baldwin, a former pastor, officiated He was born in County Armaugh, Ireland, November 2. 1828, and came to this country in 1831 His parents, John and Jane Ferguson moved to Connecticut where he engaged in work as a weaver. Five years later be came to Windfall and purchased a farm. James spent four years in California from August, 1851. March 17, 1857, he was married to Miss Ellen Keeney. They moved to Tioga county, Pa. and purchased a farm where is now located the town of Gleason. At a revival meeting held in a Baptist church he was converted to God and joined the Wesleyan Methodist church in 1865 he came to Windfall and purchased the farm on which he has since lived.  In the summer of 1866 he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he has lived a faithful and beloved member until God called him home. He was quiet and retiring in life, but his clear Christian experience and his manly character made him a beloved and useful member of the church and community. The esteem with which he was held was seen at the funeral where the church was packed to its utmost. He will be greatly missed in the church and by a large circle of friends, but most of all by his bereaved family. It was there that his power was most greatly felt. His genial and loving heart and christian life made the home a delightful place for the children and the stranger.   His life was well lived, and while his death came suddenly he was ready to go, leaving behind not a cloud of doubt as to his safety. The physician was called Saturday and he died the following Wednesday. Everything that skill could do was done. Many friends gathered to assist the family. They are grateful for the many kindnesses extended during their sorrow. The gifts of flowers from loving friends were large and beautiful. So our brother rests. He leaves a wife and five children, Mrs. Clarence Packard, Myrt Ferguson, Mrs. Harry English, Harvey L. Ferguson and Mrs. Merton Haflett. Sadly, yet hopefully, they await the resurrection morn when a broken circle shall be united in heaven.  Obituary Canton, March 4, 1898

RICHARD I. FINNERTY, 59 Columbia Cross Roads, PA is now at peace with God after a four year courageous battle with Leukemia.  He died January 7, 1998.  He touched many hearts and souls and he loved each and everyone.  Mr. Finnerty was very active in the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church and the Sylvania Lions Club, receiving the Melvin Jones Award; was owner and operator of the Finnerty’s Garage, Columbia Cross Roads, from 1970 to 1993 and served with the US Army.  His Hobby was stock car racing which started about 1959 through 1994.  He built his own cars, drove for others, and worked on get crews for the Busch Grand National Circuit.  Surviving are his wife Sharon (Duart) Finnerty, Columbia Cross Roads; sons, Jason R. Finnerty and Chard A. Finnerty, both of Columbia Cross Roads; father, James W. Finnerty, Columbia Cross Roads, sister, Shirley (Ronald) Mix, Canton; brother, James (Mary) Finnerty, Billings, MT; mother-in-law, Maude Duart, Troy; brother-in-law, David H. (Helen) Duart, Tavares Lake, FL, sisters-in-law, Janice D. Wright, Patricia D. (M. Alan) Knights, Jeanne M. Duart, all of Troy; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth I. Finnerty, December 19, 1997, sister, Ada Marie Finnerty; father-in-law, Dean Duart; brothers-in-law, Thomas D. Duart, C. Robert Wright.  Funeral services were held at the Columbia Cross Roads Church, January 10 with Pastor Mark Brower, and Rev. Dr. Ed Thigpen officiating.  Burial was in Windfall Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Keith Seymour, Wilber Cronk, John Judson, Scott Harkness, Harold “Lefty” Garrison and Don Murray.  Memorials may be directed to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church, RR #3, Box 457 Troy, PA or the Sylvania Lions Club, PO Box 5, Sylvania, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FITCH - Chauncey Fitch of Granville Summit, died June 7th of paralysis.  Funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. H.B. Allen officiating.  TGR 1902

FITZWATER –  NANCY GAIL BRACKMAN, 48, Canton, RD 1, died, December 29, 1995, at her home following an extended illness.  Born July 23, 1947, in Canton, she was a daughter of Ervin and Katherine Kilmer Fitzwater.  She was a graduate of Canton High School, class of 1965.  Following High School, class of 1965.  Following graduation, she served one year with the US Women’s Army Corp.  Mrs. Brackman’s main interest throughout life encompassed her home, family and church.  On July 6, 1968, she married Paul Richard Brackman in the East Canton United Methodist Church.  Together they celebrated 27 years of devoted marriage.  She was an active member of the East Canton Untied Methodist Church, the Windfall grange for 25 years, the Bradford/Sullivan Pomona Grange, the National Grange and the PA State Grange, where she served on the state lecturer’s committee for eight years.  Mrs. Brackman was well know for her pies and assisted the Pomona Grange with their bake sales at the Troy Fair for many years.  In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by a son and his fiancee, Christopher J. Brackman and Betsy Paulhammus, of Lawrenceville, PA; a son Jon E. Brackman, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Stacey t. and Tina Brackman, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Iona and Andrew Straka, Shirley and Stephen Barnes, Carol and Larry Brown, all of Canton, all of Canton; Diane and Dale Castle, Watertown, NY and Karen and Gordon Wesneski, Canton; a sister, Debra Fitzwater, Canton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Luther and Eva Fitzwater and Daniel and Roberta Fitzwater, all of Canton; special brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Audrey Brackman, Lewis and Erma Brackman, and Owen Brackman; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special companion, her dog Angel.  The funeral and committal service was held from the East Canton United Methodist Church, January 2, 1996 with her pastor, Rev. Jeffrey Pelton, officiating.  Interment was in the windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  The family suggest that memorials may be directed to the East Canton United Methodist Church Building Fund, RR1, Canton, or the Guthrie Hospice RR1, Towanda, PA.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper funeral Home, Canton.  –Canon Independent Sentinel.

FRANK E. FLEMING SR.
 Frank E. Fleming Sr., 78, of the Tioga County Nursing Facility and formerly of Elmira, died Friday, February 7, 1992. He was born September 26, 1913 in Granville, son of Joseph Clarence and Neva Lu Landon Fleming. He was a graduate of Troy High School and married Thelma McKerrow in 1939. He was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and the Elmira Centenary United Methodist Church. He was a milk tester in the 1930's in the Granville, Troy and Canton areas.  From 1942 to 1960 he was employed at Kennedy Valve in Elmira and in the 1970's, was employed with Capabilities in Elmira. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Thelma McKerrow Fleming; daughters and sons-in-law, Thelma Jean and Chuck Fustiano of Holcomb, NY, Neva Jane and Chuck Pruyne of Sayre; sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence E. and Rosalyn Fleming of Pine City, NY, Frank Elwin Jr. and Sherry Fleming of Elmira; nine grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mary Harkness of Springfield and Mrs. Daisy Hill of Windsor, NY; sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Fleming Brown of Troy; several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 9 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the R.P. Foundation Fighting Blindness, PO Box 17279, Baltimore, MD 21203-7279. (TGR, Thursday, February 13, 1992)

 (Leroy News) Walter, son of David FLEMING, died at his home on Friday last, aged 21 years. He had been suffering from consumption for a long time, and at last grip set in which ended his suffering. Funeral Sunday at Windfall. He leaves a father, one sister and two brothers, besides a number of other relatives, mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of the community in their sad affliction. Interment at Windfall. TGR 1901

 

FLEMING Mary Harkness

90, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor.  Mary Eloise Fleming was born on February 27, 1922 in Windfall, PA.  She was a daughter of the late Clarence Joseph “CJ” and Neva (Landon) Fleming.  Mary was a 1939 graduate of Troy High School.  On November 19, 1942, Mary and Harry Harkness were married at the East Canton Methodist Church.  In 1949, they purchased the Harkness family dairy farm in Springfield Township.  They raised three boys and were blessed with 66 years together before his passing on July 12, 2009.  Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed being busy.  She will be lovingly remembered as an easy-going and quiet person who drew strength in life from her love of the Lord.  In younger years, Mary enjoyed bowling.  She was a wonderful cook and homemaker.  Harry and Mary enjoyed traveling and visited Canada, Panama and saw most of the United States.  Mary was an active member and Sunday school teacher at the Faith Community United Methodist Church in Big Pond, PA.  She was a Springfield Lady Rebekah member for over 50 years and a near 70-year member of the Beech Flats Grange.  Mary also enjoyed working at the Springfield Twp. Elections Board.   Surviving are her children, Lyle (Ardith) Harkness of Columbia Cross Roads, Bruce (Sarita) Harkness of Raleigh, NC and Vaughn (Kathleen) Harkness of Columbia Cross Roads; seven grandchildren, Shawn (Vicki), Craig, Ryan (Cheri) Harkness, Marc and Leah Harkness, Sharri (Mike) Weed and Scott (Michelle) Harkness; six great grandchildren; Devon (Kelsey) Weed, Taren Harkness, Colton (Miriah) Harkness, Mariah Harkness, Ethan Harkness and Kate Edson Harkness; three great great grandchildren; Aiden, Ava and Peyton; many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and dear friends.  In addition to her husband Harry, Mary was predeceased by her great grandson, Logan Weed; a sister and three brothers, Daisy Hill, Frank, Pete and Donald Fleming.  The private services will be held at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr, Canton with Rev. Richard Noggle and Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in the Windfall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a memorial in Mary’s name to the Faith Community U.M. Church.    Towanda Daily Review – February 16, 2013

 

FREEMAN Margery Helen (Freeman) Jezorski

Was born to Thereon Charles and Freda Mae (Kennedy) January 19, 1921, died February 16, 2013.   Predeceased by John. She is survived by her loving children, Gary (Pat) Jezorski, Sharon Bristol, JoAnne Jezorski, Jim Jezorski and Michael (Vicki) Jezorski; beloved grandchildren, Mark (Anmarie) Jezorski, Jason (Jennifer) Jezorski, Renee English, David Morris, John (Angie) Morris, Andy Morris (Gretchen Blynt), Kristy (Brian) Silvers, Elizabeth Jezorski (Ken Hoffman), Jennifer (Nate) Lawton, Jesse Jezorski, Scott Jezorski, Connor Jezorski; adored great grandchildren, Theron and Aeden, Carter and Maddison, Grady and Avery, Cameron and Carly, Nolan and Dylan, Adelle and Blake, Logan, Micah and Maple; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Marge grew up on a farm with her parents and brothers, Stuart (Gladys) and Pete (Marcella), sister Adell and is the last of her family. She went to a one room school in Windfall, Pa and graduated from Troy High School in 1939. She then moved to Elmira, married, worked at Woolworths and the Eclipse during WW II. Her last position was at Broadway Middle School where the staff so admired her and the students called her "Mom". A wife, mother, homemaker, she was also a seamstress, quilter, avid reader and enjoyed family traveling and her IPad. She is the last of her friends, the "Knit-Wits". At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Her family will gather at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church 380 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 4:00 PM to celebrate and honor her life. Father Robert Adkins will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in the Windfall Cemetery in Windfall, PA. A very special lady, Marge was a loving role model for all of us and will be sorely missed. May the music you've brought to all of us through our lives stay with you forever, Mother. We love you and will see you soon. And yes, there will always be cookies in the cookie jar!

Funeral home obituary – February 18, 2013

 

FROST Lois Elizabeth LEE, 87, Sherman, TX, died October 25, 1998.  She was a resident of Heritage Country Manor there.  She was born May 28, 1911 in Potter County, PA, the daughter of Frederick and Anna Ames Frost.  She had lived in Sherman for the past 35 years.  She had been an employee at Texas Instruments until her retirement in 1975.  She was a Methodist.  She is survived by sons: John Inman and his wife Myrtle of Troy, PA, Paul Inman and his wife Virginia of Sherman, TX,  Lewllyn Lee and his wife Eileen of Sherman, TX; daughters, Bertha Chancellor and her husband Sam of Dorchester, TX, Vivian May and her husband Clarence of Troy PA; 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Joseph Inman and Rufus Lee; daughter, Cora Kuns; grandson, Stacey Creekmore and brother, Lloyd Ames.  Funeral services were held in Texas with graveside services held at 10 am on Saturday, October 31 at Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA.  The family will receive friends on October 30 from 7 to 8 pm at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.

FOUST, JAMES D.,   Services for James D. Foust, 78, Canton, RD2, were held on Saturday, September 1 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Max Doriani, pastor of the Alba Christian Church officiating.  The Interment was held in the Windfall Cemetery in Windfall.  Mr. Foust died on Wednesday, August 29, 1984, at his home.  He was born December 7, 1905.  He is the son of George W. and Gladys Haflett Foust.  Mr. Foust was a self=employed dairy farmer, retiring in 1970.  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard G. Sr., and Doris Foust, Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Clifton McMurray, Canton; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Lucy Manley,Elmira, NY. And several nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Belle, on October 30, 1983 and a son, William J., on May 5, 1959.  Those wishing may direct memorial donations to the American Heart Association in Mr. Foust’s memory.  (TGR Sept. 6, 1984)

JIMMY FOUST, 47, St. Petersburg, FL, died at his home, February 14, 2005.  Born in Troy, November 26, 1957, he was the son of the late Bill and Bernice Foust.  He moved to Orlando, FL in September of 1967 and moved back to Canton in 1972 staying with his grandparents, J. D. and Belle Foust, on their farm.  Mr. Foust was a 1976 graduate of Canton High School.  After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a dry-wall finisher for over 25 years.  Surviving are sisters, Linda J. White, St. Petersburg, FL; Sue Cooke, Buckfield, ME; Sharon Legoci, Syracuse, NY; Sandra Bell, Apopka, FL; Sally Langfaing, Carcadia, FL; brothers, Dale Foust, Mainesburg, PA; and Mick Foust, Apopka, FL; 17 nieces, and nephews; nine great-nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and several cousins.  Interment will be in early June resting beside his parents in Windfall Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FOUST –NANCY PALMER, 68 of Canton, Pa, died peacefully at her home while surrounded by family on Saturday afternoon, June 9, 2007.  Nancy Lee Foust was born on October 9, 1939 in Williamsport, Pa; a daughter of the late Paul and Ruth (Foster) Foust. She grew up in Alba, Pa., and was a 1957 graduate of Canton High School.  Most important in Nancy's life was the welfare of her family.  She married Allen "Shorty" Palmer on June 30, 1963 and was a caring and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  In earlier years Nancy was employed as a nurse for Dr. Brown in Troy.  She later enjoyed working for many years at Hoover's Hardware and Gift Shop in Troy until retiring.  She was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Nancy was blessed with many friends and enjoyed staying busy.  She was an active supporter of her children and grandchildren's high school sports, loved camping at Sunfish Pond, flower gardening, bird watching (hummingbirds and finches were her favorites), baking cookies, preparing big family meals and NASCAR'S Jeff Gordon.  She also enjoyed "one-step painting" developed by Donna Dewberry and made many beautiful things for family and friends.  Nancy and Shorty also loved spending several winters in Lake Wales, Fla.  Surviving are her beloved husband of 44 years, Shorty, at home; four sons, Brad (Valerie) Ward of Vero Beech, Fl., Bob Ward of Shepardsville, Ky., Christ (Diane) Palmer and Scott (Robin) Palmer all of Canton; 13 grandchildren, Amber and Andrew Ward, Jessica and Morgan Palmer, Nate, Nick and Heather Palmer, John and Robert Volpicelli, Ryan and Rachel Ward, Jacob Terry and Samantha Vieira; a brother-in-law, Ray Hotter of Rochester; sister-in-law, Harriett Hoover of Canton; a special niece, Dawn Marie (John) Swick and their son Scott; nieces and nephews, Sandy Starge, Greg Hoover, Rick Hoover and Lorie Heininger.  In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her sister, Bev Hotter.  Her family invites friends to attend a memorial service in celebration of Nancy's life at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Her pastor, Rev. David B. Morris will officiate.  A time of visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Burial will be private in Windfall Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests your consideration of a donation in Nancy's memory to The Guthrie Hospice at RR 1 Box 154 Towanda, Pa.  Assisting with arrangements is Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review 6/11/2007

FREEMAN  Stuart 83, lifelong resident of Windfall, PA, died at his home on  December 29, 2005. Born on October 7, 1922, Stuart was a son of the late Theron and Freda (Kennedy) Freeman and a 1940 graduate of Troy High School. On July 4, 1942 he was united in marriage to the late Gladys (Edvidge). Stuart was called to serve our country with the U.S. Army's 28th Division 109th Infantry during WWII. He was severely wounded and taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge, becoming a P.O.W. in Germany for 5 months until the end of the war in Europe. Mr. Freeman then spent 2 years recovering in hospitals stateside. Upon returning home, Stuart and Gladys took great pride in owning and operating their dairy farm in Windfall for over 30 years until enjoying their retirement. Stuart was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Crash Memorial 37 in Towanda, the 109 Infantry Veterans Group and American Legion Post 49 in Troy. He served on the Troy School Board for six years and belonged to the Granville I.O.O.F. Lodge. Stuart and Gladys loved to travel and camp and were members of the Mountain Laurel Camping Club. Stuart enjoyed many things in life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed bowling, playing ball, snowmobiling, and playing cards with friends. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Ann Freeman of Granville Summit; a granddaughter, Shelley and Shawn Trick of Monroeton; a sister, Margery Jezorski of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law, Marcella Freeman of Florida and Ede Shedden of Granville Summit; a brother-in-law, Vernon Robbins of Columbia Cross Roads; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys on March 27, 2004; stepmother, Nora Freeman; a brother, Frank "Pete" Freeman; sister, Adell Freeman; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. His family invites friends to call from 11 to 1 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2006, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service follow with Rev. Jeff Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

FROST –LOIS ELIZABETH LEE, 87, died on Oct. 25, 1998.  She was a resident of Heritage County Manor in Sherman, Texas.  Mrs. Lee was born May 28, 1911, in Potter County, Pa., the daughter of Frederick and Anna Ames Frost.  She had lived in Sherman for the past 35 years.  Mrs. Lee had been an employee at Texas Instruments until her retirement in 1975.  She was a Methodist.  She is survived by sons, John Inman and his wife, Myrtle, of Troy, Paul Inman and his wife, Virginia of Sherman, Lewllyn Lee and his wife, Eileen, of Sherman; daughters, Bertha Chancellor and her husband, Sam of Dorchester, Texas, Vivian May and her husband, Clarence of Troy; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Joseph Inman and Rufus Lee; daughter, Cora Kuns; grandson, Stacey Creekmore; and brother, Lloyd Ames.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Waldo funeral Home Chapel.  A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at Windfall Cemetery in Windfall, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

GATES Marcia I. (FLEMMING) JENKINS, 80, DIED January 14, 1998 after a brief stay at the Bakercrest Home, Roseville, Pa.  Marcia was one of nine children born to DeLace and Bertha Gates.  She was born Springfield and brought up in East Smithfield.  Marcia is survived by her sons, Clarence “Bucky” (Andrea) Flemming of Lowman, NY, David Reed (Maryann) Flemming of Erin, NY, dale Flemming of Florida; step-sons, Wallace (Marian) Jenkins of Minnesota, Laverne (Marcy) Jenkins of Elmira, NY; stepdaughter, Betty Jean Quinn of Brant Lake, NY; daughter-in-law, Janet Fleming of Canton; sisters, June Gardner of troy, PA and Marguarita (Harold) “Pudge” Butcher of Wellsboro, PA; daughter-in-law, Janet Flemming of Canton, PA; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Flemming in 1941; her husband of 37 years, Gordon Jenkins in 1984; a son, Gary Flemming in 1986.  Funeral services were held at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on January 16 with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley, pastor of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church, officiating and a private interment in Windfall Cemetery.

ROY W. GOODWIN
 Roy W. Goodwin, 89, Elmira, NY, died suddenly at home Tuesday, March 22, 1994. Mr. Goodwin worked many years at Gleckner's Harness in Canton and was owner and operator of Goodwin's Home and Farm in Troy, PA.  He also operated his own real estate restoral and resale firm. He was a member of the Westside United Methodist Church, Riverside United Methodist Church, presently the First Church of Nazarene. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows No. 321 in Canton, PA. He is survived by his wife, Lois Fenton Goodwin of Elmira, NY; sons, LeRoy (Jean) Goodwin of Mesa, AZ, Robert (Dolly) Goodwin of Charleston, SC; daughters, Betty (John) Wills of Albemarle, NC, Vaneda Rustak of Elmira, Virginia (Henry) Millward of Albemarle, NC, Lula (Daniel) Shaw of Norfolk, VA, Connie Goodwin of Elmira, NY; sister, Louise Pottorff of Smithton, PA; stepson, David (Ellen) Anderson of Elmira, NY; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; step-grandchild, Jessica Anderson; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on March 26 with Pastor Steve Johnson officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA. Those wishing may make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. (TGR, Thursday, March 31, 1994)

 

GREEN Lois I. Moore

73, of Troy, PA, formerly of Canton, died with family by her side on Easter morning Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her home.  Lois Irene Moore was born on August 20, 1937 in Troy, PA,  She was one of five children of the late Harry and Helen (Elliott) Green.  As a young women, Lois grew up in the Troy area and graduated from the Troy High School, class of 1955.  Lois was employed for many years by Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY and later for the former Moore’s Chevron Station in Canton.  On July 24, 1971 Lois married the love of her life, Jesse Moore in East Troy and together they have shared 39 years. Most recently, Lois was employed by the Canton First National Bank until her retirement in 2003.  Throughout life, Lois’ main interest was the love shared with her family and friends. She was a very friendly, outgoing person who will be lovingly remembered by all those who knew her.  Lois especially enjoyed watching birds, reading and word puzzles.   She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Troy.   Surviving are her husband Jesse, children; Susie (Bill) Stone of Lakeland, Fl., Trina (Mike) Crawford of Southport, NC, Donna (Paul) Peters of Gillett, Sherall Peters of Elmira, NY, Annette Moore of Fla., Eugene Moore of Wyalusing, three grandchildren, Max Crawford, Jason and Mandy Peters, a sister in law, Lucille Green of Troy, several nieces, nephews, cousins,  special friends, Jim and Shirley Brenchley of Canton and her dog, Bruno.  She was predeceased by brothers; Burley and Loren Green and sisters, Marie Coyle and Barbara Vargason.   Family and Friends may call 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, April 27th, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr in Canton.  The funeral service will immediately follow at noon with her pastor Rev. Gary Zuber officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider memorials in Lois’ name to the American Lung Association, 904 Campbell St. Suite 204, Williamsport, PA 17701.   Towanda Daily Review – April 26, 2011

 

LAWRENCE V. GREENOUGH:  Lawrence V. Greenough, 86, of RD#1, Granville Summit, died Wednesday. Nov. 11, 1987. He was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church, a retired farmer, and a former employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara Foster in 1956; a wife, Annabel Shoemaker in 1973; and a brother, LaVerne Greenough in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Britt Bixby of Mansfield, Audrey and Charles Randall of Sandy Springs, Md.; daughter, Kay Priest of RD #3, Troy; son, Hugh Greenough of Granville Summit; stepdaughters, Sharlene Colton of RD#3, Troy and Mrs. Lloyd (Doris) Crawford of Sugar Run; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren: a sister-in-law, Ora Greenough of RD#3, Troy; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 13, at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. The Rev. Gerry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard officiated. Burial was in Windfall Cemetery. The family provided flowers. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the East Troy Baptist Church or the Granville Center Church of Christ.

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