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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) 

HAFLETT C. Lane Age 61, of Windfall, PA, died at the Robert Packer Hospital on February 19, 2005. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lynne; his son, Craig (Lynne) Haflett of Mansfield, PA; two daughters, Carrie (Steve) Eberly of Nazareth, PA, Celia (Jon) Elmes of Landisburg, PA; nine grandchildren; a brother, Lyle Haflett of Canton, PA. Calling hours are 6-9 p.m., Tuesday at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, and one hour prior to the funeral, which will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 23, at Windfall United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Windfall Church, RR 1 Box 175, or to Gideon's Int'l, P.O. Box 17, both of Granville Smt., PA 16926 [Not sure where buried- Obit does not say. If this is the wrong place, please let me know - Caretaker confirms that burial is in Windfall Cemetery]

C. LANE HAFLETT, 61, Windfall, PA was called home to his Lord February 19, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born on March 24, 1943 Sayre Curtis Lane Haflett was one of four sons born to the late Howard and Doris (Smith) Haflett.  As a young man he grew up on the family farm near Windfall.  He attended the former Windfall School and graduated from Troy High School where he participated in high school track.  He furthered his education at Mansfield University, receiving a Bachelor and Masters degrees in elementary education.  On July 4, 1964 he and Mary Lynne (Gowan) were married in the Windfall United Methodist Church.  They were blessed with over 40 wonderful years of marriage and raised three children.  Mr. Haflett enjoyed guiding children’s futures as an elementary school teacher for over 30 years until he retired.  He was employed by the Troy Area School District and taught in Gillett, Luthers Mills and Troy schools.  He also coached and umpired Little League Baseball.  He was active in his community and was a faithful member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Gideons International Bible Group and served as president of their Bradford County Camp.  Mr. Haflett was a former president of the Troy Area Education Association and the local chapter of the PA Association of School Retirees.  He also supported the Windfall Cemetery Association for many years, serving as caretaker and vice president.  He enjoyed many years of playing softball in the 35 and older league, pitching for Cooke’s team.  More recently he loved playing trumpet and participating with the Alba Church Brass Choir.  He was a friendly and outgoing person who always enjoyed a good conversation.  He enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  He was very proud of his family and will be remembered for his loving guidance and support.  Surviving are his wife Mary Lynne at home; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Lynne Haflett, Mansfield; daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie and Steve Eberly, Nazareth, PA and Celia and Jon Elmes, Landisburg, PA; nine grandchildren; brother, Lyle Haflett, Canton; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents, his brothers, Norman and Robert predeceased Mr. Haflett.  The funeral service was held at the Windfall United Methodist Church, Feb. 23rd with Pastor Nettie Treat officiating.  A private burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  His family requests that those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Haflett’s name to the Windfall Church, RR 1, Box 175 or to Gideons Int’l Bradford County Camp, PO Box 17, both of Granville Summit, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

ERNEST L. HAFLETT, age 86, of 227 Kendall Place, Elmira, NY, Thursday, December 29, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Monday 1 to 3 p.m., with funeral and committal services immediately following at 3 p.m. Rev. Wesley R. Jenks officiating.  Interment, Windfall Cemetery, Granville Summit, PA, at the convenience of the family.  Gifts may be made in his memory to the Epworth United Methodist Church, Elmira.  He is survived by his wife, Mildred Elston Haflett; son James Haflett of Rochester, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Erwin Jones of Horseheads, NY.  He is also survived by James Atwell of Rochester, NY; grandson, Jared (Normajean) Jones of Elmira, NY, Thomas (Phyllis) Jones of Buford, GA and Owen T. Jones of Bronx, NY; granddaughter, Rosellen (Robert) Burgdorf of Rochester, NY.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Doris Thompson.  Mr. Haflett was retired from IBM, Endicott, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

GEORGE D. HAFLETT, 78, life-long resident of Windfall died Friday, July 25, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness.  George was born Aug. 4, 1918, in Granville Township.  He was the son of the late Robert and Bessie VanHorn Haflett.  On March 31, 1938, George married the former Anna Packard in Granville Center.  Together they celebrated 59 7ears of loving matrimony.  In earlier years, George worked on the family’s dairy farm in Granville Twp.  He later was employed as a construction worker with The Operating Engineers, Local 832 of Rochester, N.Y., until his retirement in 1982.  Following retirement, George assisted his son Brad with the family farm.  He was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  George was a 50-year member of the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 429 and belonged to the Canton Rod and Gun Club, where he was awarded the “Sportsman of the Year” award in 1992.  George was an avid outdoorsman.  He especially enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren fishing and hunting.  Surviving are his wife, Anna, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Paula Haflett of Granville Summit, Lamar and Diane Haflett of Canton, and Dwight (Ike) and Soni Haflett of Granville Summit; two daughters and sons-in-law; Kay and Boe Rathbun and Lenora and Gary Warner, all of Troy; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  George was preceded in death by an infant son, William, in 1939, and a sister, Laura McKernan, in April 1990.  The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 1997, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook drive, Canton.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home 11 a.m., Monday with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating.  Interment will be held in the Windfall Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church, c/o Marjorie Pratt, RR 1, Granville Summit, Pa. in Mr. Haflett’s memory.  –Towanda Daily review.

HAFLETT –HATTIE G. WILCOX, 85 a resident of the Bradford County Manor since February 1986, died at the Manor Thursday, May 21, 1987.  She was a former resident of Canton RD 1.  Mrs. Wilcox was born Dec. 18, 1901 at Windfall, Bradford County, Pa. a daughter of George and Mary Hawthorne Haflett.  She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ, canton Lady of The Rebekah and the LeRoy Open Hand Grange.  Surviving are her husband, earl of Canton RD 1, with whom she celebrated her 64th wedding anniversary on Oct. 27, 1986.  Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law; George and Bobbee Wilcox and Duane and Carrie Wilcox all of Canton RD 1.  Other survivors include: a sister, Mrs. Mabel Duart of Granville Summit RD 1; grandchildren, Jared and Rebecca Wilcox, Jan and Marcia Wilcox, Leigh Ann Wilcox, Roger and Penny Wilcox, Yvonne and Jerry Scott and Lisa Kay Wilcox; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Scott and Jenny Leigh Wilcox.  Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Janice in 1927.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Will Strunk officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Building Fund in Mrs. Wilcox’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

HAFLETT - WILCOX, HATTIE G.  Hattie G. Wilcox, 85, a resident of the Bradford County Manor since February 1986, died May 21, 1987 at the Manor.  Mrs. Wilcox was born December 18, 1901 in Windfall, Bradford County, a daughter of George and Mary Hawthorne Haflett.  She formerly resided in Canton RD1.  She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ, Canton Lady of the Rebekahs and the LeRoy Open Hand Grange.  Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Earl Wilcox of Canton RD1; sons and daughters-in-law, George and Bobbee Wilcox and Duane and Carrie Wilcox, all of Canton, RD1; sister, Mrs. Mabel Duart of Granville Summit; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Janice in 1927.  Funeral services were held May 30 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Will Strunk officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Building Fund in Mrs. Wilcox’s memory.  (TGR May 28, 1987)

HAFLETT –MABEL D. DUART, 90, of Granville Summit RD 1, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1987 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born, Aug. 7, 1892 in Granville Township, the daughter of George and Mary Hawthorne Haflett.  She was a lifelong member of Windfall United Methodist Church.  She was member of Windfall grange and received a 60-year pin.  She married John Duart in Towanda on Nov. 16, 1918.  He predeceased her on July 12, 1968.  Surviving are a daughter, Betty Kendall of Troy; three grandchildren; Wendell P. Kendall of Granville Summit, Alan L. Kendall of Canton and Brenda K. Raplee of Troy; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Earl Wilcox of Canton RD, Tracy Stone of Canton, Dean Duart of Troy; sisters-in-law, Doris Haflett of Troy and Gladys Haflett of Granville Summit.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Windfall United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAFLETT - Marjorie (Haflett) Scott, 73, of Spring Hill, Tenn., died Aug. 4, 2009 at the Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.  Marjorie Louise was born Dec. 11, 1935 in Canton, Pa.; the only daughter of the late Frank and Gladys (PURHENN) Haflett. She was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1954. In earlier years, Marge worked for various companies in the manufacturing, leasing and retail businesses. Her main interest in life encompassed her home and spending time with her family.  She loved going to church and was Sunday school teacher. Marge also enjoyed reading, playing cards, walking and bowling.  She is survived by her loving husband, Charles, whom she married Sept. 16, 1960 at her parent's home in Windfall; three children, Lyndon (Nancy) Scott of Spring Hill, Tenn., Charles A. Scott of Houston, Texas, Tina Byrnes of Manassas, Va.; two grandchildren, Julie Scott of Franklin, Tenn., and Justin Collins of Manassas, Va.; two brothers, Don (Eunice) Haflett and Mert (Shirley) Haflett, all of Windfall; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Windfall United Methodist Church with retired minister Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Windfall Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorials in Marjorie's name to the New Life Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 15 Sheridan, TX 77475.  07 August 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

HAFLETT –MAUDE E. STONE, 82, of 8 Tioga St., Canton, died Christmas Eve, December 24, 1985, at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born December 22, 1903 in Windfall, Bradford County, a daughter of George and Mary Hawthorne Haflett.  She graduated from Troy High School and the former Mansfield Normal School.  She taught school in her hometown of Windfall.  She was former member of the Windfall Methodist Church.  After marrying Tracy Stone, June 11, 1925 of Leroy, she joined the Leroy Church of Christ where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years.  After moving to Canton in 1967 she transferred her membership to the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Maude was very active in many organizations throughout her life.  She was past president of the former Etude Music Club of Leroy and one of its Junior club counselors.  She was a member of the Leroy Open Hand Grange and served as its secretary for 25 years.  She was a member of the Pamona Grange and held the office of Pamona.  She was also a member of the state and national grange.  She was past noble grand of the matron of the Canton chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was a director of the Eastern Star.  She was a director of the Bradford County American Cancer Association and held that office under seven different executive directors.  She was a past president of the Bradford County Council of Republican Women.  She was also an Avon sales representative for over 23 years.  Maude enjoyed working and being involved with people.  She was filled with enthusiasm for living throughout all her years.  She is survived by her husband Tracy D. Stone, to whom she was married 60 years on June 11, 1985, one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jeanne and F. Edgar Vermilya of Canton, a son and a daughter-in-law Tracy D. and Ann Stone of Canton RD 1, three grandchildren, Mrs. Jerry (Cheryl) Simms of Troy, Miss Marybeth Vermilya of Canton and Mrs. Dwayne (Paula) Moore of Canton RD 1, three grandchildren, Bill and Minnie Simms of Troy and Christopher Moore of Canton RD 1, two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Duart of Granville Summit and Mrs. Earl (Hattie) Wilcox of Canton RD 1, also several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Howard Haflett.  Funeral and committal services will be Friday at 2 p.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Reverend David Morris officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations can be made to the Canton Community Nursing Service, the Canton Church of Christ and the American Cancer Association.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RITA M. HAFLETT, age 78, of Elmira Heights died Jan. 7, 1987, at Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  Miss Haflett was the granddaughter of William and Althena Haflett, who settled in Windfall in 1838, and the daughter of the late Ray and Agnes Haflett of Elmira Heights.  She is survived by several relatives in Pennsylvania; Ernest and Mildred Haflett and Marion L. Hurley of Elmira.  Funeral arrangements were by Ballard and Lingren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights.  Interment was in Windfall Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HAFLETT William - Local News) William Haflett, a former resident of Granville and veteran of the civil war, died suddenly at his home in Elmira Tuesday morning. He was 76. His wife survives and two sons, Ray of New York City, and Guy of Elmira. Burial in Windfall cemetery Friday. TGR 1922

Frank Wesley HANSCOM
At 6 p.m., July 11th, Frank Wesley Hanscom entered into rest at his home I East Troy after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases.   Death came suddenly and painlessly. While not unexpected, it was a great shock to his many friends and relatives.  Mr. Hanscom was born near Lock Haven, July 20, 1857, and came with his parents when but 4 years old to Bradford county, where he had lived ever since. His was a busy and useful life, as a farmer from early manhood until failing health compelled him to seek other activities, when he entered the mercantile field at East Troy where his sterling integrity won and retained the respect of all. His wife survives, four daughters, Mrs. Leon Blanchard, Mrs. George Rathbun, Miss Florence Hanscom and Miss Esther Hanscom, two sisters and three brothers.   Funeral services will be conducted at the home at East Troy at 1:30 Friday afternoon. TGR 1922

HAFLETT William - Local News) William Haflett, a former resident of Granville and veteran of the civil war, died suddenly at his home in Elmira Tuesday morning. He was 76. His wife survives and two sons, Ray of New York City, and Guy of Elmira. Burial in Windfall cemetery Friday. TGR 1922

HANSCOM Henry
Henry Hanscom of Marshlands, Tioga county, Feb. 3d, aged 81 years. Deceased was the father of Wesley Hanscom of Granville. Burial at Windfall. TGR 1902

HARTSOCK - HAFLETT
Diane Age 60, of Canton, PA, died June 21, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born on April 14, 1945, a daughter of Edna (Porter) Hartsock and the late John Hartsock. In addition to her mother, Edna, surviving are her husband of 40 years, Lamar; two daughters, Sandy (Thomas) Butters of Canton, Christine (D. Robert) Letts of Camp Hill, PA; five grandchildren, Adam, Katelyn and Brandon Butters, Derek and Tyler Letts; a brother, Michael (Shelly) Hartsock of Michigan; nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She was predeceased by a sister; Connie Henry. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, at Canton's Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) with retired minister, Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 4, Grover, PA 17735. Arrangements are in care of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.

HARTSOCK –DIANE HAFLETT, 60, of Canton, Pa., died on Tuesday evening, June 21, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Diane was born in Sayre, Pa., on April 14, 1945, a daughter of Edna (Porter) Hartsock and the late John L. Hartsock.  She graduated from Mansfield High School in 1963 and then graduated with a business degree from the Williamsport School of Commerce.  A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Diane was married to Lamar Haflett for 40 years.  She was employed as plant supervisor by the American Silk Label Company in Troy, Pa. for several years until its closure.  Diane was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church, Canton’s Women of the Moose Lodge No. 981, and the Nascar Windfall Club, where everyone knew of her loyalty for “The Intimidator”, the late Dale Earnhardt Sr.  The love shared by her family was most precious to Diane.  She enjoyed gardening and spent many happy hours tending to her beautiful flowers.  In addition to her mother, Edna, of Canton, surviving are; her husband Lamar at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Thomas Butters of Canton, and Christine and D. Robert Letts of Camp Hill, Pa.; five grandchildren, Adam, Katelyn and Brandon Butters and Derek and Tyler Letts; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Shelly Hartsock of Michigan; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  Besides her father, Mrs. Haflett was predeceased by a sister, Connie Henry, and a nephew, Donald Henry.  Her family invites friends to attend a memorial service in celebration of Diane’s life at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Canton’s Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ).  Retired minister, Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers those who wish may consider a donation in Diane’s name to St. John’s United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 4, Grover, Pa.  Arrangements are in care of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HAVEN - GOODWIN, CARLOTTA B.,   Mrs. Carlotta B. Goodwin, 76, of Elmira, NY died November 23, 1986 following an extended illness.  She was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Roy Goodwin; children, Leroy and Jean Goodwin of Troy, Robert and Darlene Goodwin of Charleston, SC, Betty and John Wills of Pine City, NY, Vaneda and Larry Rustak of Elmira, Virginia and Henry Millward of Johnson City, Lula and Daniel Shaw of Norfolk, VA and Connie Goodwin of Hartford, CT; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Fuller of Canton; brother, Seth Havens of Daytona Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held November 25 at the Olthof Funeral Home with Rev. Melanie Cole officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery.  (TGR Nov. 27, 1986)

HAWTHORNE –CELIA GOWAN, 79, lifetime resident of Windfall, (Granville Summit RR 1) died, April 17, 1997, at the home of her daughter, following a brief illness.  Born June 28, 1917 in Windfall she was a daughter of the late Dent and Ethel Card Hawthorne.  She graduated from Troy High School, class of 1934; was employed in Troy and Towanda by the former G.T.E. Sylvania for 32 years until her retirement in 1981.  Memberships include: Windfall United Methodist Church and in earlier years participated as a Sunday School teacher; belonged to the Windfall Grange No. 257 and was a member of the Windfall Senior Citizens.  Her main interest throughout her life was the love she shared with her family.  She was talented at knitting, sewing, crocheting, and other types of handiwork and loved and appreciated all kinds of flowers.  Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lynn and Lane Haflett, Granville Summit; five grandchildren and their spouses, Terry and Robert Erb, Monroeton, Cindy and Albert Ogden, Towanda, Craig and Lynne Haflett, Mansfield, Celia and Jon Elmes, Landisburg, PA, Carrie and Steve Eberly, Nazareth, PA; 14 grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Dan Neff, South Charleston, OH; sister, Eloise G. Hawthorne, Flourtown, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Dent Jr. and Benita Hawthorne, East Smithfield; sisters-in-law, Ellen Hawthorne, Granville Summit, Coral Ward, Hayward, CA; sisters-in-law, and husbands, Ardis and Paul Hardenstine, Elmira, NY, Mary Ellen and Richard Williams, Wyalusing; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceding her in death was step-daughter, Edna Newton; brothers, Gerald and Orrin “Bill” Hawthorne.  The funeral and committal service was held April 21 at Windfall United Methodist Church with her pastor, Rev. Jeffrey Patton, officiating and Charles Hawthorne, organist.  Interment was in Windfall Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  The family suggests memorials be directed to Windfall United Methodist Church Memorial Fund c/o Marjorie Pratt, RR 1, Granville Summit, PA or the Towanda Memorial Home Health Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Gowan’s memory.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home.  –Towanda Daily Review.

DENT HAWTHORNE, 78, of Warren St., Sayre, formerly of East Smithfield, died April 16, 2001 at home.  Born April 19, 1922, in Windfall, he was the son of Dent and Ethel Card Hawthorne.  He graduated from troy High School in 1939 and Penn State University in 1943 with a bachelor of arts in the curriculum of commerce and fiancé.  He attended U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipman’s School at Notre Dame University and was commissioned an ensign on September 22, 1943.  Mr. Hawthorne served in the Pacific Theatre with the Third and Fifth fleets where he was a part of many different operations and battles.  He returned to inactive status as a lieutenant junior grade in June of 1947.  After returning home he enjoyed many years with his wife, child and his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed many years playing golf at the Towanda Country Club.  He was employed by the First National Bank of East Smithfield from 1952 to 1990, where he served as president from 1975 until retirement in 1990.  He was also a director from 1960 to 1990.  Mr. Hawthorne was active in Masonry serving as Master of the Trojan Lodge #306 in 1960, and sovereign prince of Hayden Council Prices of Jerusalem, 16th degree, and was a member of Williamsport Consistory, 32nd degree.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion; a member of the trustees of the Robert Packer Hospital, and School of Nursing for 23 years; president of the Bradford-Sullivan Counties Bakers Association; secretary of the Northern Bradford School Authority; secretary of SRU Joint School Board and the Smithfield Township School Board; treasurer of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church for many years; director of the American Cancer Society and on the executive committee; on the Boy Scouts of American Advisory Committee; on the Pennsylvania School of Banking at Bucknell University Executive Committee; in the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Group 3; and a member to the Third District Federal Reserve Bank Nominating Advisory Committee.  He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister, Gerald Dent Hawthorne, Orrin Bowen Hawthorne and Ethel Celia Hawthorne.  Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Benita, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Terry Depew, Sayre; grandchildren, Krista Depew of Chandler, AZ; Stacey and David Depew, Sayre; sisters, Eloise (Polly) Hawthorne, Flowertown, PA and Mary and Dan Heff, Ohio.  The funeral was held April 19 at the Lowery funeral Home, Athens with the Rev. William Lusk officiating.  Military honors were accorded by the Skiff-Bower Post #1536.  Burial was in the Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the charities of one’s choice.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HAWTHORNE Dorothy WHITEHEAD, 90, of Columbus, OH, formerly of New Vernon, NJ died October 30, 1995 in Ohio.  She was born August 19, 1905 in Sullivan, PA, the daughter of Hugh and Mary Belle (Lewis) Hawthorne.  She was a member of New Vernon Presbyterian Church and served as an elder and clerk of session, lifetime member of New Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, active Red Cross volunteer, served transcribing Braille and reading for the blind and was active in various other volunteer organizations in the New Vernon area.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Whitehead, Sr. and brother, Leslie G. Hawthorne.  She is survived by sons, Donald (Margaret) Whitehead of Beltsville, MD, Richard (Doris) Whitehead of Hammond, NY and Louis (Sandra) Whitehead of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 pm at the Windfall United Methodist Church with burial to be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Friday from 7-9 pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, November 2, 1995

HAWTHORNE –DOROTHY HAWTHORNE WHITEHEAD, 90, of Columbus, OH, formerly of New Vernon, NJ died October 30, 1995 in Ohio.  She was born August 19, 1905 in Sullivan, PA, the daughter of Hugh and Mary Belle (Lewis) Hawthorne.  She was a member of New Vernon Presbyterian Church and served as an elder and clerk of session, lifetime member of New Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, active Red Cross volunteer, served transcribing Braille and reading for the blind and was active in various other volunteer organizations in the New Vernon area.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Whitehead, Sr. and brother, Leslie G. Hawthorne.  She is survived by sons, Donald (Margaret) Whitehead of Beltsville, MD, Richard (Doris) Whitehead of Hammond, NY and Louis (Sandra) Whitehead of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Windfall United Methodist Church with burial to be in the Windfall cemetery.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Friday from 7-9 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

HAWTHORNE Eloise G. Hawthorne

92, of Springfield, OH, formerly of Philadelphia, died on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Eloise Gertrude “Polly” Hawthorne was born on March 21, 1920, a daughter of the late Dent and Ethel (Card) Hawthorne.  Survivors include her stepson, Jackie Guth; a sister, Mary “Tootie” Neff and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Cathy Eloise Guth and four siblings, Gerald Hawthorne, Celia Gowen, Dent “Dick” Hawthorne and Orrin “Bill” Hawthorne.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, at Windfall Cemetery.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.    Canton Independent Sentinel – October 27, 2012

 

James A. HAWTHORNE died 19 Mar.1928 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Claude Case, age 84 years. He was a Civil War vet and the son of James and Mary Ferguson Hawthorne.  He was predeceased by his wife Gertrude (Packard) Hawthorne. James A. Hawthorn, private, F, 108, Feb'y 16 1864; wounded June 9, '64 at Petersburg; Aug. 13, '65.

HAWTHORNE –LOU H. SHEDDEN, 90, of Granville Summit RD 1, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1981 at her home.  Mrs. Shedden was born Nov. 29, 1890 Windfall, Pa., a daughter of James and Gertrude Packard Hawthorne.  Her father was a Civil War veteran.  She was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church, formerly a teacher in the Granville area and member of the Windfall Grange.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Percy (Neva) McMurray of Windfall, Mrs. Liston (Gertrude) Wright of E. Canton and Mrs. George (Lillian) Cole of Avoca, N.Y.; three sons, Lial of Troy, Lloyd and Leon, both of Windfall; 23 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters-in-la, Mrs. Louis Kendall and Mrs. Merle Shedden, both of Troy.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Fred, on Feb. 20, 1975 and daughter, Marcella, on Nov. 20, 1947.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. center St., Canton, with Pastor Douglas Graybill, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church, officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 7 until 9 p.m.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ORRIN BOWNE ‘BILL’ HAWTHORNE, 69, Granville Summit, RR 1 died unexpectedly January 21, 1996, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born February 8, 1926, in Windfall, he was a son of the late Dent and Ethel Card Hawthorne.  He was a graduate of Troy High School, class of 1944.  In 1946 he married the former Ellen Sechrist in Maryland.  On March 7, they would have celebrated 50 years of marriage.  Mr. Hawthorne owned and operated his family dairy farm in Granville Twp. for many years until his retirement in 1985; was employed for 17 years by the US Postal Service as a contracted mail carrier between several area post offices.  He was an active member of the Windfall United Methodist Church; belonged to the church choir; was a member of the Windfall grange No. 257; the National Grange; active in the Windfall senior Citizens; also served as president of the Windfall Cemetery Association for 43 years and was president of the Hawthorne family reunion.  Mr. Hawthorne was an avid traveler and loved to take rides throughout the countryside; enjoyed music, baking and working in his flower beds.  Surviving are his wife, at home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dent and Lona Rae Hawthorne, Mifflintown, PA, Charles L. and Mary Mm .Hawthorne, Troy and William D. and Susan N. Hawthorne, Gillett; a daughter and son-in-law, Julia E. and Dr. John Stefovic, Kulpmont, PA; a daughter and her fiancé, Sara Hawthorne and Duane Burguess, both of Canton; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Celia Gowan, Granville Summit, Mary Neff, South Charleston, OH, and Eloise G. Hawthorne, Flourtown, PA; a brother, Dent Hawthorne Jr., East Smithfield; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; a special niece and her husband, Mary Lynne and Lane Haflett, Granville Summit.  He was predeceased by an infant son, Leigh; a son, Leigh James Hawthorne; a grandson, Jeremy Hawthorne; and brother, Gerald Hawthorne.  A largely attended funeral and committal service was held January 24 at the Windfall United Methodist Church, with her pastor, the Rev. Jeffrey Patton, officiating.  Pallbearers were Lane Haflett, Craig Haflett, Dr. John Stefovic, Steven Shanks, William, Charles, Dent and James Hawthorne.  Interment was held in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township, at the convenience of the family.  The family suggests that memorials maybe directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Marjorie Pratt, RR 1, Granville Summit, PA in Mr. Hawthorne’s memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the P. D. Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HAXTON - James Haxton.
James Haxton father of M. T. Haxton and Mrs. May Bruce, died at the home of Mrs. Bruce on Canton street last Saturday morning. Mr. Haxton had been in failing health for the past year, but only came from his home in LeRoy township ten days ago. He was born in LeRoy township June 2, 1849, and had always lived there and in Granville townships. He was married in 1870 to Catherine Shoemaker. Besides his daughter and son he is survived by his wife, one brother, Eli Haxton of Ogdensburg, and a sister, Mrs. A. R. Ritchie of Canton. The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Bruce Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. G. M. Whiting of the Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was at Windfall. TGR 1922

M. T. HAXTON Slashes Throat on Birthday; Injuries are Fatal
Justice of the Peace of Troy Ends Life in Tragic Manner at Home of His Sister, Mrs. May Bruce; Had Been in Ill Health for Some Time

Troy, Pa., March 15 [1925] – (Special to The Daily Review) – Slashing his throat with a razor, Myrton T. Haxton, justice of the peace of South Troy, inflicted fatal wounds today, his 54th birthday, and died at the home of his sister, Mrs. May Bruce, on Canton street here, at 7:45 tonight.   Mr. Haxton had been in ill health for months and had spent the past two weeks in the Gleason health resort at Elmira, N. Y.  When he returned home Saturday night, however, he apparently was feeling fine, and declared to friends that he “hadn’t felt better in a good while.”  Mr. Haxton was staying with his sister, Mrs. Bruce.  The family asked him to go for a ride this afternoon, but he said he thought he’d rather stay home and take a nap. When they returned they found the front door locked and Myrton Bruce, a nephew, went to the rear to get in, remarking that “Uncle Mert must have gone up home.”  Bruce called to his brother Roy and they found Mr. Haxton lying on his bed bleeding to death.  That was about 3:30 or 3:45.  Dr. George Boyer was called and he quickly sewed up the wounds and stopped the bleeding.  The right hand side of the neck was not cut deeply, but on the left side the small arteries were cut.  Mr. Haxton rallied slightly, though he appeared in a daze.  He said he was trying to shave and cut his throat. Frank Costello, a neighbor, saw Mr. Haxton make two trips to his own home after the Bruces left in the automobile, and it is believed he went home for his razor. Mr. Haxton is survived by his sister, Mrs. May Bruce; his mother, Mrs. James Haxton, of Troy, and two nephews, Myrton and Roy Bruce.  He was a 32nd degree Mason and was one of the well known men of this section of the county. Funeral announcement will be made later.

Despondent From Ill Health M. T. HAXTON Suicides on 54th Birthday [1871-1925]
Returning from the Gleason Health Resort on Saturday evening to the home of his sister, Mrs. May Bruce, on Canton Street, and declining a motor ride on Sunday afternoon saying that he was going to take a nap, Merton T. Haxton slashed his throat with a razor, was found on the return of the family in a dazed condition, and died at 7:45 from loss of the blood with which his clothes were saturated and the floors of the house spattered.  Sunday, March 15th, was the 54th anniversary of his birth.  Mr. Haxton had been in failing health for some months and talked last fall of spending the winter in Florida.  About two weeks ago, friends prevailed on him to go to the Gleason Health Resort in Elmira for rest and treatment.  When he returned on Saturday evening, he seemed to be in the best of spirits and stated that he was feeling better than he had for some time.  After the family left on Sunday after noon he called on Dr. Boyer, who was unable to see him, and was seen by Fred Costello, a neighbor to make a trip to his home in the house next to the store building he sold recently to E. B. Field.  It is thought that he secured a razor there.  When the Bruces returned they found the doors locked and Merton Bruce, a nephew, went to the rear to enter remarking: “Uncle Mert must have gone up home.”  Mr. Haxton was found half reclining against a wash stand with the left side of his throat badly cut.  Drs. Ballard and Boyer were called and sewed the wounds but he had lost too much blood and died at 7:45.  For many years Mr. Haxton was a traveling collector for the Towanda Daily Review and, as such, was one of the best known men in the county.  He left this work to engage in the mercantile business on South Canton Street and erected the store building that bears his name.  At the time of his death he was Justice of the Peace for the southern part of town.   Mr. Haxton was a 32 degree Mason and a man, whose kindly disposition made and held friends.  He is survived by a widow, from whom he had been living apart for some time, his mother, Mrs. Catherine Haxton of East Canton, a sister, Mrs. May Bruce of Troy and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 from the home of Mrs. Bruce with the Rev. Owen Barrett of East Canton, officiating and the burial in the Windfall cemetery will be in charge of the East Smithfield F. & A. M. Lodge.

HENDERSON –MARY B. CLEVERLY, 90, of Canton, Pa., went home to be with Jesus on Saturday morning, Aug. 5, 2006, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mary was born in Baldwinsville, N.Y. (Onondaga County), on Aug. 6, 1915, a daughter of the late Andrew B. and Helen (Hosmer) Henderson.  On May 23, 1933, Mary married Howard G. Cleverly.  They were blessed with 53 years of marriage and raised three children. Her beloved Howard preceded her in death on Aug. 2 1986.  Surviving are three daughters, Jane M. Egner of Quakertown, Pa., Nancy L. Larson of Brainerd, Minn., and Geraldine M. (Willard) Spencer of Shavertown, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen M. Roe of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; two brothers C. John Henderson of Camillius, N.Y. and Donald H. Henderson of Spokane, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cleverly was predeceased by her sisters, Arres Burritt and Alice Steves, and brothers, Robert, Andrew, James and infant brother Harry Henderson.  Mary’s devotion and love for the Lord was her guide throughout her life. She began her married life in Syracuse, N.Y. then moved to Schenectady N.Y., and Lancaster, Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pa. In 1955, Mary and Howard purchased a farm in Bradford County, East Canton, Pa. They took great pride in its operation for many years. In earlier years, Mary was active in many church ministries and enjoyed hosting Bible studies at her home, singing in the church’s choir and serving as a Bible school teacher.  She was also employed as a teacher’s aide for several years at the Granville Elementary School.  She loved gardening and entertaining her family and many friends.  The family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday Aug. 7, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, and 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at the Windfall United Methodist Church. The funeral service and celebration of Mary’s life will immediately follow at noon.  Burial will be held in the Windfall Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials may be directed to Windfall United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 175, Granville Summit, Pa or to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. in Mary B. Cleverly’s loving memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

ARTHUR C. HILL, 71, of Canton RD 2, died at the Troy Community Hospital Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 1973.  Mr. Hill was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church and the Ward Grange.  He was a retired employee of the Bellows Valvair Company of Canton and was a former Ward Township Supervisor.  He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Ada Spencer of Canton RD 1; step-daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Hill, Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Hazel Morse, LeRoy, Mrs. Lena Braton, Fresno, Calif., and Mrs. Helen Newell, Granville Summit; step-son, Walter Hill, Jersey Shore.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7 until 9 p.m.

HOLCOMB –ELIZABETH H. CHAAPEL, 87, of Sycamore Manor, Williamsport, formerly of Canton, died March 4, 1989, at divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  She was born June 13, 1901, in Alba, a daughter of Matthew K. and Ora Thomas Holcomb.  She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish; the Canton Lady Rebekah Lodge #362, and a homemaker.  Mrs. Chaapel is survived by two sons, Donald Ayres and O. Lanier Ayres, both of Canton; a brother, Donald T. Holcomb, Gillett; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Berry and Mrs. Josephine Blodgett, both of Gillett; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter.  She was predeceased by her husbands, Mark L. Ayres on Nov. 14, 1937; and Herman T. Chaapel, Sept. 11, 1978.  Funeral services were held Tuesday, at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Richard Barner, her pastor, officiating.  Interment was in Windfall cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ecumenical Parish or the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Chaapel’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HOLCOMB Olive H. FERGUSON, 84, Williamsport, PA formerly of Canton RR 2, PA, died Wednesday, September 20, 1995 at the Leader Nursing Home where she was a resident.  Born December 23, 1910 in LeRoy, PA.  She was the daughter of the late Ray and Lena Whipple Holcomb.  Olive was a graduate of canton High school and the former Mansfield Normal School, class of 1930.  Following her graduation, she taught elementary school in Windfall for 12 years.  In 1935 she married Lewis S. Ferguson who preceded her in death in 1979.  Mrs. Ferguson assisted with the operation of her husband’s insurance business for many years, until their retirement in 1970.  She was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, Windfall Grange No. 257, the Bradford Chapter, DAR and was a former member of the Canton Senior Citizens where she served as a past Co-president.  Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Betty Ferguson of canton RR 2 and Gordon and Sandra Ferguson of Marysville, PA; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; brothers Dean Holcomb of Canton and Raymond Holcomb of LeRoy; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ferguson was preceded in death by a grandson, Kirk Ferguson in 1976.  Funeral services were held September 22 at the Windfall United Methodist Church with her pastor, Rev. Jeffrey Patton, officiating and interment in the Windfall cemetery, Granville Township.  Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in canton.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Marjorie Pratt, RR 1, Granville Summit, PA 16926.

JENKINS, GORDON J.,  Services for Gordon J. Jenkins, 77, Granville Summit, were held April 21 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. Mercy Kasambria officiating.  Burial was in Windfall Cemetery.  Mr. Jenkins died April 19, 1984 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born April 25, 1906 in Canton Twp., son of Justin and Mable Jenkins. He was a laborer for American LaFrance, Elmira.  Surviving are his wife of 37 years, the former Marcia Gates; daughter, Betty Jean Smith, Adirondack, NY; sons, Wallace Jankins of St. Paul, MN, Bucky Fleming of Lowman, NY, Gary Fleming of Elmira, Dale Jenkins of Newfield, NH; brother, John Jenkins of Troy; sisters Mrs. Merle Shedden of Gillett, and Maybell Clinton, of Millerton; 25 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  (TGR April 26, 1984)

 

JOHNSON Helen Newell

87, formerly of Granville Summit, Pa., died on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Helen was born on Sept. 14, 1924 in Canton, the daughter of the late Florence (Wilcox) and Frank W. Johnson. She married Merle Newell on Feb. 5, 1955. Helen was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and their ladies auxiliary, the Lady Rebekahs and the Eastern Star.  A devoted and supportive wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandma, Helen was a homemaker and a wonderful cook. She cherished times shared with family.  Helen enjoyed doing many things, especially playing bingo, ceramics, knitting, quilting, camping and going for rides in the country. She also volunteered at the Bradford County Manor. Helen will be lovingly remembered for her friendly and caring nature.  Surviving are her three children Beverly (Lawrence) Finch of Mansfield, Cindy (Philip) Roupp of Covington and Ed (Deb) Newell of Windfall; five grandchildren Kent (Tesha) Warner, Brian (Katie) Warner, Dale Baxter Jr., Mike (Jen) Newell and Jenell Roupp; 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.  In addition to Merle, her husband of 49 years, Helen was predeceased by three children Philip Baxter Jr., Sharon Baxter and Dale Baxter Sr.; a granddaughter Jenn Hutchinson and a special aunt Laura Wilcox.  Family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., in Canton. Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate the funeral services following at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider a memorial in Helen's name to the Windfall U.M. Church, RR 1 Box 175, Granville Summit, PA 16926.   Towanda Daily Review – June 17, 2012

 

KEENEY - Mrs. Ellen Ferguson of Granville Summit died at her home Monday.  Funeral Thursday at the M.E. Church.TGR 1903

 

KEENEY-Ellen Douglas Ferguson, eldest daughter of Hiram and Narcissa Keeney, was born in Del. Co., N. Y., Jan 1,1836, and died near Windfall, Aug., 10 1903.  Her parents moved to Windfall while she was a young child, later they went to Waterville, Lycoming Co.; here she grew to womanhood and taught school
for seven years. She was married to James Ferguson, March 17, 1857, by Rev. J. Moorhead. They began life together at Union, Tioga Co. where they spent
eight years of happy life. In 1865 they returned to Windfall and purchased the farm upon which they lived the remainder of their lives. Mr. Ferguson departed for the better land five years ago, Feb. 23, 1898. To them were born six children five of whom remain, Allie, wife of Clarence Packard, of Tacoma, Washington; Myrt, Bertha, wife of Harry English, Harvey, of Williamsport, and Cora, wife of Merton Haflett.  The funeral services were held at the Windfall M. E. church. Rev. Emory A. Baldwin, a former pastor, now of Union City, Michigan, preached, with him and assisting the pastor were Rev. H. B Allen of East Canton and Rev. C. W. Wasson, of Williamsport. The large congregation unable to get into the church, was a tribute to the high esteem in which she was held.  Mrs. Ferguson gave her heart to God while young and united with the Methodist church. Her life was of the quiet yet deep spiritual nature. Her faithful ness to the church together with her loving heart and cheerful spirit won her [the friendship of all. The best work of her life was accomplished in the home. As a devoted Christian mother she was instrumental in the conversion of her entire family, all of whom are Christians. Her husband found in her a helpmate. Under every burden of life she placed a willing hand, into every dark experience she brought the light of a strong faith and a clear experience. Her last days were spent in ill health that kept her from the active life of earlier days, yet no cloud came over her faith or joy.  The pastor found her a strong support all his works. Her life closed quietly without suffering. A pure life ceased to in the home. A redeemed spirit took flight to the land of rest. The departed left sad but hopeful friends. We will see her again.

KELLEY - Joseph "Joe" Kelley, 79, of Granville Summit, Pa., died peacefully at his home on May 20, 2008. A son of the late Harry and Mildred (Schrader) Kelley, Joseph Wayne was born on April 19, 1929, in Franklin Township. He left school in 1946 to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Joe was very proud to be a WWII veteran, serving in the Pacific Theatre. Years later, he was honored by receiving his high school diploma at the Troy American Legion. On Dec. 23, 1950, Joe and the former Mary Lou Duart were married in Troy. They settled on their dairy farm, "Ponder Hill" in Granville Township. With a lot of hard work and many good times, they built their lives together. Joe was the type of man who was happiest when busy and remained active on the farm until his death. In addition to dairy farming, he kept an excavating business going and was a former Granville Twp. supervisor. He attended the Old Covert Church in Armenia Twp. and was a member of Troy's American Legion Post No. 49 and F&AM Lodge No. 306. Joe was a lifetime member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. Other memberships included the Holstein Association, Penna. Farm Association, National Headache Foundation and the National Rifle Association. A hard worker, the welfare of his family came first in Joe's life. He whole-heartedly supported his children's and grandchildren's lives in school and sports. He felt at home while outdoors working on his projects, whether it be field work, cutting wood, digging with the backhoe or helping a friend or neighbor in need. Joe especially loved to dance and family picnics were favorite times. Surviving are: his wife, Mary Lou; four children, Gary and Darla Kelley of Granville Summit, Randy and Doris Kelley of Alba, Terry and Gene Vermilya of Sylvania and Cindy Smith of Granville Summit; ten grandchildren, Angie (Larry) Herman, Jason (Vanessa) Vermilya, Curtis (Tresa) Kelley, Tim (Danika) Kelley, Jim (Lori) Smith, Kyle (Angie) Smith, Rob (Melissa) Smith, Samantha, Hannah and Abbagail Kelley; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, June Ross of Alba; a brother, Jim (Janet) Kelley of Missouri; a sister-in-law, Mary Alice Kelley of Sodus Point, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors. Joe was predeceased by brothers, Harry Jr. and Jack Kelley and a brother-in-law, Russell Ross. A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Old Covert Church, Fallbrook Road, Armenia Township. A memorial service in celebration of Joe's life will be at 5 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial will follow in Windfall Cemetery with military honors accorded. His family will provide flowers and suggest your consideration of a memorial in Joe's name to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848; the Old Covert Church, RR 1 Box 368, Troy, Pa. 16947; or to a charity of one's choice. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. - Towanda Daily Review, 22 May 2008

REV. RONALD KELLY
 Rev. Ronald W. Kelly, 77, of Canton RR 2, died Wednesday, October 21, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born April 20, 1915 at Montour Falls, NY, a son of Roland and Florence Reese Kelly. He was a Pastor of the Church of the Nazarene for 38 years.  He also served the First United Church, Leonardsville, NY and retired in 1977. Surviving are his wife, the former Frances K. Bennett; sons, Ronald W. Jr. of Brunswick, ME, Earl S. of Montrose, A, Howard F. of Portland, NY and Richard D. of Canastota, NY; daughter, Beverly J. Roache of Granville Summit, PA; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on October 23 and further services on October 24 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Elmira with the Rev. Carl Crawford, pastor of the Alba Christian Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Stephen Johnson, Rev. Burdette Mason and Rev. Evertt Kaufman, and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice in Rev. Kelly's memory. (TGR, Thursday, October 29, 1992)

LOUIS P. KENDALL, 83, Troy, Pennsylvania died Sunday, July 28, 1985, at home.  He was born June 29, 1902 in Canton Township, Bradford County, Pa., the son of Cola and Myrtle Fleming Kendall.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Troy, the Troy Grange and was a retired farmer and truck driver.  Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mae Shedden Kendall; sons and daughters-in-law, Merle and Jean Kendall, Robert G. and Barb Kendall, and Jack and Noddy Kendall, all of Troy and Clifford and Ruth Kendall of Pumpass, Va.; daughters-in-law, Betty Kendall of Troy and Jackie Beach of E. Smithfield; a brother, Austin Kendall of Troy; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by sons, Phillip Kendal, October 1970 and Wayne Kendal on Oct. 8, 1974.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy this evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be held in the Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, Pa.  The family will provide the flowers and memorials may be directed in the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MERLE LARUE KENDALL, 81, Troy, RR 2, died January 13, 2005, at his home.  Born October 17, 1923, in Granville, he was the son of the late Louis and Mae (Shedden) Kendall.  He and the former Jean M. Hewitt married March 15, 1941.  Mr. Kendall last worked for Wrisley Excavating.  He was a truck driver and a farmer.  He also worked for many years for Cummings Lumber of Troy.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.  He was honorably discharged after sustaining injuries when his ship, the USS Ira Jeffry, was torpedoed by a German submarine.  Mr. Kendall was a charter member of the Troy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8675.  He and his wife also were avid campers and enjoyed traveling around the country.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Kendall is survived by a son, David L. and his wife, Linda Kendall, Gillett; daughters, Judith M. Dewey and Linda K. and her husband, Richard Besley, all of Columbia Cross Roads; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Jack and his wife, Noddy Kendall, Troy; brother-in-law; sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by four brothers, Phillip, Clifford, Robert and Wayne Kendall and a son-in-law, Thomas Dewey.  The funeral and committal services were held with Full Military Honors Accorded at the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., Troy with Richard D. Besley officiating.  Burial was private in the Windfall cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2040 Linglestown Rd., Suite 106, Harrisburg, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

KENDALL SYLVESTER
(Windfall News) Sylvester Kendall, who has been ill for nearly a year, died at the home of his son Orange at this place Wednesday, May 14th. The funeral was at the M. E. church Saturday, May 17th, Rev. Allen officiating. A wife and for sons, Orange of this place, Joseph and Ephraim of LeRoy, and Laurence of Michigan, survive him.           TGR 1902

HOWARD KITHCART SR., 84, of Towanda, formerly of the Windfall area, died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born on Sept. 3, 1919, in Wyalusing, Howard was a son of the late George and Daisy (Casselbury) Kithcart.  Mr. Kithcart honorably served his country with the U.S. Army.  He married Dorothy Marie (Shedden) on Jan. 8, 1943 in Wysox; together they shared 61 wonderful years and raised seven children.  Howard loved nature and being outdoors and was employed as a farmer with several area dairy farms until his retirement.  He was no stranger to hard work and could tinker and repair about anything he set his mind to.  Throughout his life Howard was a loving man who cherished times spent with family.  He enjoyed gardening, sewing and occasionally the special treat of eating out.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy of the Bradford County Manor; six children and their spouses, Howard Kithcart Jr. of Athens, Shirley A. and Marsdon Ayres of Canton, Rose M. and Joseph Goodman of Waverly, N.Y., Peggy J. and Walter Gowin Jr. of Laceyville, Sandy and Rick Segur of Canton, and Mary L. and Richard Root of Towanda; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jim Kithcart of Alabama, Harry Kithcart of Wysox and Kenny Kithcart of Williamsport; a sister, Mary Woodruff of South Auburn; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Howard was preceded in death by a son, James Duane Kithcart, and several brothers and sisters.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be held in the Windfall Cemetery.  The family suggests that those who wish may send flowers to the Wysox Presbyterian Church’s Sunday Service or direct memorials to Memorial EMS, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, Pa. or the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, Pa. in Howard Kithcart’s loving memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KITTLE  -  MRS. BESSIE K. MERRITT
Mrs. Bessie K. Merritt died yesterday morning at 3 o’clock at her home in Granville Summit, at the age of 48 years. The survivors are her husband, Mark M. Merritt, and the following children: Mrs. Charles Becker and James Merritt of Granville Summit, Mrs. Robert Slingerland, Troy, Merle of Elmira, Myles at home, Mrs. Leo Bonney of Sayre, Rex, Dora, Ellen and Edward at home; her mother Mrs. Fannie English of Granville Summit.
The body was removed to the Soper and Mosher funeral Home, but now reposes at the family home in Granville Summit. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the residence, with burial in the Windfall Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1938)

W. WARD KITTLE, 76, of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1984 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born, Nov. 26, 1908 in Granville Summit, son of George and Ruby Phillips Kittle.  He was a life-long farmer and a well-known cattle dealer in the Troy area for many years.  He was also employed with McClure Motor Co. In Troy for a number of years.  He was a member of the Troy united Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lois Freelove Kittle; sons; Duane Kittle of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2, Willis (Bill) Kittle of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3, Donald Kittle of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3, Leland (Skip) Kittle of Bridgewater, Vt., Harry Kittle of Lindley, NY, Garry Kittle of Towanda RD 5; daughters; Mrs. Ernest (Wilma) Young of Troy RD 1; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters; Millicent Burnham of Troy, Mrs. Emery (Marjorie) Rumsey of Troy, Mrs. Fannie Ingerick of McPherson, Kansas, Mrs. Alfred (Doris) McClure of Troy and Mrs. Harold (Jean) Kennedy of Roaring Branch, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home in Troy on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall cemetery, Windfall, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.

WILMER (BEN) KOBBE
 Wilmer (Ben) Kobbe, 68, of Troy, PA died July 6, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born September 28, 1921 in Overton, the son of Ernest and Edith Chapman Kobbe. Ben retired from American LaFrance in 1983 after 26 years of employment.  In his retirement years, he was a USA Today carrier. He was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Frances Dreste Kobbe; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Donna Kobbe of East Troy; Edward Kobbe of Breesport, NY, Richard and Barb Kobbe of East Troy, Fred and Cathy Kobbe of Norfolk, VA; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Steve Bastion of Alba, Karen and Charles Kelly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, John Kobbe of Burlington, Milo Kobbe of Binghamton, Leonard Kobbe of New Albany; sister, Mrs. Myrtle Keeney, New Albany. He was predeceased by a twin brother of 11 months, Willard Kobbe, and other brothers, Francis, Earl and Larue Kobbe. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy July 10 with the Rev. Ronald Kellyy officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Calvary Alliance Chapel. (TGR, Thursday, July 12, 1990)

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