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LANDON - Dying Man Makes Strange Request.
C.Laverne Landon - The crop rotation planned for four years for his farm, other matters attended to, and directions left that his body be place in the receiving vault of Glenwood cemetery "until the roses bloom" when it is to be interred in the Windfall cemetery, C. Laverne Landon, long a sufferer from tuberculosis, died last Saturday evening at his home in Troy township, aged 55 years. He leaves a wife, two daughters by a former marriage, and a son, veteran of the world war, who eight weeks ago was sent by the Government for treatment to the Mt. Alto sanitarium. The Rev. Johnstone officiated at the funeral which was held at the home of Wednesday.TGR 1922
LARRABEE CHARLES JEFFERSON LARRABEE
- On the evening of Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 Canton resident Charles Jefferson Larrabee died
quietly at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was 87 years of age. Born in Athens, Pa., on Jan. 31, 1921, he was one of ten children born to Leon and Amelia (Hoffman) Larrabee. Others in the Larrabee household included his brothers George, Pete, Gordon and Frederick, and sisters Irene, Edna, Eudora, Leona and Marian. In August of 1942, Charles enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was attached to the 453rd, Bomber Squadron. He saw action in the European, North African and Middle Eastern theaters. He was married to the former Janet L. Shedden, and together they raised a son and daughter. Janet died
in August of 2002. During his working life, Charles was employed by Endicott-Johnson, Elkland Tannery, Corning Glass, PennDOT and Claws Refuse. When he retired in the early 1980s, he and Janet moved to the Beech Flats section of Canton Township. He was a life member of Canton VFW Post #714. Surviving are his son Allen (and Lorraine) Larrabee of RR 2 Wyalusing, daughter Donna Sweat of Sayre, grandchildren Kristy (and Dan) Kring of Rome, Eric Larrabee, Gene Solegrove and Annie Solegrove, all of Wyalusing, Theresa (and Mike) Marrazzo of New Tripoli, Charles Sweat of Wysox and Donna Sweat of Sayre, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. In accordance with the family's wishes, services and interment in Windfall Cemetery will be private. –Towanda Daily Review 2/16/2008
LATHROPE Louella B. SWAIN, 74, a long time resident of troy RR 2, Granville Township, PA died Wednesday, June 17, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Louella was born in Alba on May 8, 1924. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Lena Furman Lathrope. Louella was a graduate of troy High school, class of 1942. Mrs. Swain served as a licensed practical nurse for 12 years at the Troy Community Hospital. She attended beautician’s school and opened a hairdressing salon in her home. She assisted with the daily operations of the family farm. Mrs. Swain was a member of the former Bailey’s Corner Baptist Church and was a former member of the golden Rod Rebekah Lodge in Granville Center. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Myers Swain; daughter, Judith M. Strope, Troy, RR 2, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, David M. and Carolynn Swain and earl D. and Kathy Swain, both of troy RR 2; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; a niece and several cousins. Besides her parents, Mrs. Swain was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Foster. At Mrs. Swain’s request there will be no funeral service. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Windfall Cemetery with the rev. Garry Zuber, pastor of the Troy First Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Kirby Health Center, 63 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1311 or the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947 in Mrs. Swain’s memory.
LIUSKA –NORMA I. (LIUSKA) DRESTE of Victor, N.Y., entered into rest with our Risen Lord, surrounded by her loving family on April 9, 2004. She is survived by: her husband of 55 years, John P.; children, Kathleen (David) Johnson, Linda (Larry) Anderson, John W. (Martha) Dreste and Robin (Michael) Kunz; five grandchildren, Todd (Julie) Johnson, Kari (Jeffrey) Izzo and Jacquelyn, Rachel and Lydia Kunz; great-grandchildren, Chloe and Levi Johnson; sister, Saima (Wayne) Wirtanen; and many nieces and nephews. Norma was loved by all who knew her. She touched many lives as an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, as an accomplished accordionist and through the Finger Lakes Finns. Most of all, she took pride in taking care of her family. She was always proud of her Finnish heritage. She exhibited “SISU” throughout her entire life. Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2003, at the Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, Egypt Location, 7501 Pittsford Palmyra Road, Fairport, N.Y. Interment will be at noon on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at the Windfall Cemetery in Windfall. The memorial service will be held on Friday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fairport. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a memorial contribution to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church’s building fund or to the Victor Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corps. –Towanda Daily Review.
ELWIN C. ‘JACK’ LOOMIS of Monroeton Dies as Result of Car Accident. Elwin C. Loomis, known to his many friends as “jack,” age 49, Monroeton resident, died late Saturday evening, Nov. 22, 1975, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, as the result of an automobile accident which occurred Nov. 7 in Wyalusing. Mr. and Mrs. Loomis were on their way to the Scranton Airport to meet their son when the accident happened. The Loomises have both been hospitalized since then. Born May 8, 1926, in Canton he was the son of Mrs. Marion Loomis Coons and the late John Loomis. After graduating from Canton High School, he entered the employee of American LaFrance in Elmira. On June 26, 1950, he began his 25-years service with GTE Sylvania in Towanda and at the time of his death, was supervisor of materials management. He also had extension courses at Penn State, Elmira College and ICS in Scranton. He attended several management seminars. His death came as a shock to his family and scores of friends in the area because of his continued improvement. Mr. Loomis was a veteran of World War II. He was affiliated with the Monroeton Methodist Church, and was a member of the Evergreen Masonic Lodge No. 163 F&AM. He was also a member of the Lodge of Perfection, 14th degree; Hyden Council Princess of Jerusalem, 16th degree; and Calvary Chapter Rose Croix, 18th degree, all in the Valley or Towanda. Mr. Loomis was also a member of the Bradford County Industrial Management Club, the International Material Management Society of Elmira, the Towanda Country Club, the Bridge Street Hill Rod and Gun Club, the Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, and the Sylvania Chorus during the many years of its activities. Surviving are his wife Beverly Bailey Loomis; a son, John F. of Nashau, N.H.; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Donna) Fairchild of Towanda; mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Coons of Canton; two granddaughters, Theresa and Katherine Fairchild; and a half-sister, Mrs. Joan Coons Chaapel of East Canton. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Maryott Funeral Home. (Buried Windfall Cemetery.)
LOOMIS –MRS. EVA (PHINNEY) SMITH, 85, of this borough (Canton) died Friday evening, Jan. 15, 1965 at Troy Community Hospital after and extended illness. Born in Canton Township on Nov. 19, 1879, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of Seth and Ann (Fenton) Loomis. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed as cook in private homes and institutions in the Rochester, N.Y. area. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roy McMullen of Kent, N.Y., Mrs. Daniel Bergquist of Canton and Mrs. Aletha Swoger of Binghamton, N.Y.; one son, Ronald Phinney of Troy RD 1; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Kleese funeral Home. The Rev. Owen Barrett, of Troy, a retired Methodist minister will officiate. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel
NOAH LOOMIS, farmer, of Granville township, P.O. Windfall, was born
in Granville, this county, May 9, 1836, and is a son of John and Adeline
(Haxton) Loomis. His paternal grandfather, Augustus Loomis, was a pioneer of
Canton township, while his father, John, was a native of Geneva county, N. Y.,
and an early settler of Granville township, this county, and cleared and
improved the farm now owned by S. S. Packard, and died there in 1866. His
children were Lydia (Mrs. Warren Bagley), Hannah (Mrs. Milo Webster), Seth,
Noah, Sherman, John and Angeline (Mrs. Alpha Stone). Noah was reared in
Granville, and cleared a part of the farm he now occupies, and made all the
improvements in buildings. His wife was Margaret, daughter of Silas and Sally
(Ayres) Packard, of Canton township, by whom he had three children: Maude (Mrs.
D. H. Stone), Cora and Lylis K. Mr. Loomis enlisted in the Civil War, in
Company I, Fifteenth New York Engineers, September 16, 1864, and after nine
months’ service was honorably discharged; he is a prominent farmer of Granville,
and in politics is a Republican.
LOOMIS –ROSE EMMA – MRS. CHENEY PRESTON, 72, a former resident of Canton, Pa., died at the family home in Leroy Township, Pa., Tuesday, July 12, 1938. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. John Fassett of Sagamore, Pa.; a son, Donnelly Preston of Cleveland, O. The funeral was held Friday at the home and at the West Leroy Church. Burial was in Windfall Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1938
Volume LV, #33, Thursday, August 15, 1918
Mr. Seth Loomis, and aged veteran of the Civil War, was buried at Windfall last Saturday afternoon. TGR 1918
MACHMER, Irma J. - Irma J. Earley, 88, former long-time resident of Ward Township, PA passed away peacefully on June 14, 2017 at the Bradford County Manor, where she has resided since 9/24/2016. She will be greatly missed as a mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Born October 2, 1928, she was the ninth of 13 children born to the late Fred S. and Mabel (Mason) Machmer. Irma was raised on the mountain in Ward Township, Tioga County, where she was born. She was a 1946 graduate of Canton High School. On June 20, 1947, she married Max M. Merritt and together they had three daughters. In August of 1964, Irma and the girls moved back to the mountain from Victor, NY. On January 27, 1969, she married Richard Earley and they lived on the mountain until his passing on Nov. 28, 1976. She worked at Canton Manufacturing, Valvair, the Canton A & P, IGA, Holiday Market and D&H Keystone Market. She was a nanny for Ashley Clark for four years, before retiring. Irma left the mountain on Sept. 30, 1992 and was one of the first residents of the Cedar Ridge Apartments in Canton. Many friends were made while living there for 24 years. She especially enjoyed times spent in the gazebo, gardening, bingo and the monthly dinners. On Aug. 10,2016 she became a great-great grandmother to Joanna Grace Shedden and was so very happy she got to hold her and have a fifth-generation photo taken. Irma is survived by her daughters, Maxine (Dave) Shedden of Canton, Linda Merritt of Canton and Deborah (Thomas) Elliott of Towanda; a step-daughter, Kay Earley of California; two grandsons, Charles (Teresa) Shedden of Canton and Craig Shedden of Denver, CO; also Ashley (Michael) Woodruff and son Landon of Milton who was like a granddaughter to Irma; a step-grandson, James (Linda) Shedden and son Sean of Jakarta, Indonesia; four great grandchildren, Olivia (Rafael) of Almeria, Spain, Jacob (Susan), Samuel and Noah Shedden all of Canton; a great-great granddaughter, Joanna Grace Shedden; a brother, Paul Machmer of Twin Oaks Personal Care Home, Granville Summit. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Carol Morgan and Mertella (Tom) Smith and several nieces and nephews who will miss their Aunt Irma. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard Earley; siblings, Lawrence (Millicent) Machmer, Robert (Ethel) Machmer, Kathryn (Linnaeus) Ervay, Leah (John) Osipovitch, Irvin (Thalia) Machmer, David (Mary Lou) Machmer, Jean (Robert) McWilliams, Harold Machmer, Russell (Ethelyn) Machmer, Mason Machmer and Winifred (Don) Kutz; a sister-in-law, Emma Machmer and several nephews and nieces. Calling hours are 4 – 7 P.M. Monday, June 19, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Pastor Jerry Schmidt and Kathy Miller of the Ward United Methodist Church will officiate the funeral service following visitation. Burial will be private in Windfall Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, 474 Furman Rd. Canton, PA 17724. – Williamsport Sun Gazette, 17 June 2017
MACHMER –IRMA J. EARLEY, 88, former long-time resident of Ward Township, Pa., passed away peacefully on June 14, 2017 at the Bradford County Manor, where she has resided since Sept. 24, 2016. She will be greatly missed as a mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Born Oct. 2, 1928, she was the ninth of 13 children born to the late Fred S. and Mabel (Mason) Machmer. Irma was raised on the mountain in Ward Township, Tioga County, where she was born. She was a 1946 graduate of Canton High School. On June 20, 1947, she married Max M. Merritt and together they had three daughters. In August of 1964, Irma and the girls moved back to the mountain from Victor, N.Y. On Jan. 27, 1969, she married Richard Earley and they lived on the mountain until his passing on Nov. 28, 1976. She worked at Canton Manufacturing, Valvair, the Canton A&P, IGA, Holiday Market and D&H Keystone Market. She was a nanny for Ashley Clark for four years, before retiring. Irma left the mountain on Sept. 30, 1992 and was one of the first residents of the Cedar Ridge Apartments in Canton. Many friends were made while living there for 24 years. She especially enjoyed times spent in the gazebo, gardening, bingo and the monthly dinners. On Aug. 10, 2016 she became a great-great-grandmother to Joanna Grace Shedden and was so very happy she got to hold her and have a fifth-generation photo taken. Irma is survived by her daughters, Maxine (Dave) Shedden of Canton, Linda Merritt of Canton and Deborah (Thomas) Elliott of Towanda; a step-daughter, Kay Earley of California; two grandsons, Charles (Teresa) Shedden of Canton and Craig Shedden of Denver, Colo.; also Ashley (Michael) Woodruff and son Landon of Milton who was like a granddaughter to Irma; a step-grandson, James (Linda) Shedden and son Sean of Jakarta, Indonesia; four great-grandchildren, Olivia (Rafael) of Almeria, Spain, Jacob (Susan), Samuel and Noah Shedden all of Canton; a great-great granddaughter, Joanna Grace Shedden; a brother, Paul Machmer of Twin Oaks Personal Care Home, Granville Summit. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Carol Morgan and Mertella (Tom) Smith and several nieces and nephews who will miss their Aunt Irma. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Richard Earley; siblings, Lawrence (Millicent) Machmer, Robert (Ethel) Machmer, Kathryn (Linnaeus) Ervay, Leah (John) Osipovitch, Irvin (Thalia) Machmer, David (Mary Lou) Machmer, Jean (Robert) McWilliams, Harold Machmer, Russell (Ethelyn) Machmer, Mason Machmer and Winifred (Don) Kutz; a sister-in-law, Emma Machmer and several nephews and nieces. Calling hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 19, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. Pastor Jerry Schmidt and Kathy Miller of the Ward United Methodist Church will officiate the funeral service following visitation. Burial will be private in Windfall Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ward United Methodist Church, c/o Maxine Shedden, 474 Furman Rd., Canton, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 6/17/2017
MACHMER –JEAN T. MCWILLIAMS. Mrs. Robert (Jean) McWilliams, age 48 of Canton RD 2, died on Monday, July 29, 1974 in the Towanda Memorial Hospital where she had been a surgical-medical patient since July 8. Born in Ward Township on May 18, 1926 she was the daughter of Mrs. Mable Mason Machmer, Canton RD 2 and the late Frederick Machmer. The deceased was active in the Canton VFW Auxiliary; the Mother’s Club and was a faithful member of the Ward Methodist Church. She was employed at Canford Manufacturing Corp., in Canton. She is survived by her husband, Robert; daughters, Miss Moureen McWilliams, Canton and Mrs. Edward (Donna) Wallace of Greenville, S.C.; a son David, at home; an older son, Robert, was killed in 1968 while serving in Vietnam, her mother, Mrs. Mable Machmer, Canton, RD 2; sisters, Mrs. Linneaus Ervay, Horseheads, N.Y.; Mrs. John Osipovitch, Mrs. Donald Kutz, Canton; Mrs. Richard Early, Canton RD 2; brothers, Lawrence, David, Paul, Mason of Canton RD 2, Harold of Covington, Russell of Canton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 1 at the Morse Funeral Home at two o'clock with her pastor, Larry Thoren officiating. Burial will be in the Windfall Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MALIN, Ellis (Teddy), Age 8 of Granville Summit, Pa., Saturday, July 15, 1972. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. Robert H. Stewart, Jr. Burial in Windfall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family request contributions be made to the Granville Center Church of Christ Building Fund. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Malin; two sisters, Mrs.Lucille VanNoy of Pacina, Calif., and Barbara Malin at home; two brothers, Jay and Lattie, at home; paternal grandfather, Ellis P. Malin of Hockessin, Delaware; one niece; one nephew; several aunts and uncles. He attended the Granville Center Church of Christ Sunday School and the Granville Elementary School
MALIN JAMES P.SR., James P. Malin Sr., 65, of Phoenix, AZ and formerly of Granville Center, PA died at home April 15, 1987 after a long illness. Born in Hockessin, DE on December 10, 1921, he was the son of the late Ellis P. and Sophia Boys Malin. Mr. Malin was a retired dairy farmer and a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Helen Taylor Malin and a son, Lattie, both at home; daughter and son-in-law, Lucille and Jamie Homet of Kingsley, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Jay and Denise Malin, Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Barbara Peters, Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Todd and Tracy Homet, Josh and Rachel Malin and Aaron (J.R.) Peters; brother, Bill and sister, Jennie. Mr.Malin was predeceased by his son, Teddy on July 15, 1972 and two brothers, Henry and Elmer. A memorial service will be held on April 25, 1987 at 2:00 P.M. at the Windfall Methodist Church Cemetery at Windfall, PA. (TGR April 23, 1987)
MALLORY - Mrs. Abbie Mallory Shoemaker
The death of Mrs. Abbie Shoemaker, whose serious illness we recently noted, occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jerry Taylor on Sunday last, aged about fifty-seven years. Primary cause a paralytic stroke followed by results which necessitated the amputation of a limb, the nervous shock from which she could not rally, she had after great suffering passed into the eternal rest, which she had earned by her saintly life on earth. For she, like Dorcas of old, was full of good works, being not only an active worker in the M.E. church, but also a staunch member of the W.C.T.U., and alive to all of its interests. She is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Gerry Taylor of Troy, and Mrs. Willis Kittle of Granville. Funeral services were conducted from her late home on Wednesday last at 12:30 o’clock, and from the M. E. church at Windfall at 1:30, the Revs. A. E. Hall of Troy, and B. H. Allen of East Canton, officiating. Interment in the Windfall cemetery. TGR 1904
Herbert A. MALLORY, age 92, formerly of Troy, PA, died Monday, January 19, 1998 at the Bradford County Manor where he was a resident. He was born May 30, 1905 in Waverly,, NY, a son of Floyd and Grace (Besemer) Mallory. He was a member of ST. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Troy, PA. He was a 50-year member of the Troy Lion’s Club, a member of Troy Lodge #306, F&AM, Royal Arch Chapter 261, Troy and the Shrine Club, Wikes Barre, PA. Herb was also a life member of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department and the Troy Ambulance Association. He managed the A&P Store in Troy and Elmira, NY until their closing, then became associated with McClure Motors as a bookkeeper for many years until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Dorothy Woodworth Mallory; a son, Herbert A. Mallory of Marion, PA; daughter, Sandra Colegrove of Gillett, PA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 21 (11 am) with interment to be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Lions Club, PO Box 215, Troy, PA or the Troy Volunteer Fire Dept. RR 2, Box 418, Troy, PA 16948.
MANLEY –EMMA R. PEPPER, 77, of Fallbrook St. in Troy, PA, died Thursday, April 29, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born in Canton Township on December 13, 1915, the only child of the late Arden and Blanche Spaulding Manley. She attended Canton schools and was always a homemaker. Mrs. Pepper was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy where she was active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Troy Senior Citizens and the Minnequa Grange. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Fred Pepper, son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Naomi Pepper of Franklindale; grandsons, Ronald Lawrence of Monroeton RR 1 and Russell Lawrence of Monroeton; granddaughter, Mrs. David (Lynda) of Williamsport; two great-grandchildren; several cousins. Private funeral and committal services were held May 3 at Windfall Cemetery with the Rev. Guy Camp and the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Troy or the Minnequa Grange in her name.
MATSON - Anna M STOTENBUR
(Granville Summit News) Mrs. George Stotenbur died June 22, of cancer, after several long months’ illness. She leaves a husband, four children and a host of friends to mourn her loss. 1898
MAY –BENITA M. HAWTHORNE, 79, Athens, formerly of East Smithfield, died October 12, 2002 at home. Born May 9, 1923, in Granville Center, PA, she was a daughter of Martin and Lucy Shoemaker May. She was a graduate of Troy High School in 1941. She went to beauty school in Elmira, NY and was a self-employed beautician in East Smithfield for a number of years. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and her family. Mrs. Hawthorne was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church and past member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was predeceased by her husband, Dent, on April 16, 2001. Surviving are a daughter Linda Depew, Athens; her grandchildren, Krista Depew, Mesa, AZ; Stacey and David Sickler, Athens; Melissa Depew at home; a sister, Marcella Hyde-Smith (Albert L. Smith) Canton; her brothers, Robert May, Lake Worth, FL; and James Shoemaker, Troy; several nieces and cousins. Funeral services will be held at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens, October 18th with Rev. Dean Walrath, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Salvation Army Summer Camp, P.O. Box 122, Sayre, PA. Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BRAD E. MAY, 71, of Canton, PA passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 4, 2016 at Hershey Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Bradley Eugene, “Brad” to family and friends, was born on February 2, 1945 in Troy, the son of the late C. Eugene and M. Marie (Wright) May. Brad was a member of Canton High School’s graduating class of 1962. He then earned a degree from Williamsport Technical Institute of Business in 1963 before beginning a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy. A proud patriot, Brad traveled around the world and earned the rank of SK-1 (E-6). He served during Vietnam and was on active duty during Desert Storm. After his military retirement, Brad worked for the U.S. Postal Service until 2007. On August 9, 1992, he married the former Sharon Kay Bump in Grover. While growing up on his family’s farm near LeRoy, Brad became a life-long farmer at heart. He was a member of the Grover Church of Christ. In 1984 he served as a Past Master of the Canton Free & Accepted Masons Lodge No. 415. Brad also was a member of Canton’s American Legion Post 303. One could usually find Brad in his workshop, busy with a project. Some of his interests included growing crops, tending large gardens and woodworking. He and Sharon loved to travel; they visited all 50 states and went on many cruises. Surviving is Sharon, his wife of 26 years, children; Byron (Linda) May of Brick, NJ, Boyd (Julie) May of Canton, Debra (Donnie) Sharp of Granville Summit, John (Jeanette) Walters of Canton, Kevin Walters of Seymore, TN, Michele (Tony) Caprella of Dacula, GA and C.J. (Rebecca) Walters of Canton, 11 grandchildren; Brandon, Halley, Cheyenne, Savina, Olivia, Alayna, Gavin, Hannah, Logan, Emily and Jackson, two great grandchildren; Caitlyn and Morgan, siblings; Barbara (Dale) Machmer and Beverly Griffin all of Canton, Brent (Pat) May of Granville Summit and Walter (Connie) Beers of Troy, Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. In addition to his parents, Brad was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Gary Griffin. Family invites friends to call 6 – 8 p.m. Friday with Masonic Services held at 6 p.m. at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton and also at the Grover Church of Christ on Saturday from 2 – 3 p.m. Rev. Will Strunk will officiate the funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, followed by burial in Windfall Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Those who wish may consider a donation in Brad’s name to either Canton F & AM, Lodge No. 415 c/o 410 Canale Ln. Canton, PA or to the Grover Church of Christ, P.O. Box 139 Grover, PA. Funeral home obituary 4/5/2016
CARL EUGENE MAY, on the morning of August 20, 2003, Carl Eugene “Gene” May, 81, LeRoy, died at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, on December 30, 1921, he was the son of Guy and Eleanor (Wilcox) May. “Gene” was born into a farming family and throughout his life he knew that all he ever wanted to do was follow the same path. He attended Troy High School where he met and courted a young lady named Marie Wright. They were untied in marriage on July 12, 1941 and settled in LeRoy Township. Together they farmed, raised a family, and shared 62 years of loving marriage. Mr. May had been a member of the former Open Hand Grange in LeRoy. He also was a man who walked in the Light of the Lord and was active in the LeRoy Baptist Church. The time consuming duties of a dairy farmers left him little time for any outside interests, but he did have a passion for horses and kept some of the finest in the county. He always had time for his beloved family, sharing his wit, wisdom and humorous tales from the past. He was the consummate husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enriched the lives of all who knew him. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Marie, at home; son Bradley (and Sharon) May, Canton; Walter, who was raised as a son (and Connie) Beers, Columbia Cross Roads; son Brent (and Pat) May, Granville Summit; daughters, Barbara (and Dale) Machmer, Canton and Beverly (and Gary) Griffin, Canton; brother Clarence (and Vivian) May, Troy; sister Alta Pearl May, Troy; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His parents, his brothers, Robert and Glenn May and an infant daughter, Charlotte May preceded him in death. Funeral service was held August 23 at Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton, with Pastor Tim Morrison of the LeRoy Baptist Church, officiating. Interment followed in Windfall Cemetery. Pallbearers were his 10 grandchildren; Allyn Machmer, Byron May, Steve Beers, Scott Griffin, Boyd May, Ken Griffin, C.J. Walters, Brandon May, Dan May and Nick May. Memorial contributions may be directed to Western Alliance Emergency Services, PO Box 13, Troy, PA or LeRoy Baptist Church, RR 1, Box 225, Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MAY - John C. May who had been in failing health for some time, expired at his home in Granville Wednesday afternoon. Mr. May was a long time resident of the Windfall section, widely known and universally respected. He was 78 years old. His wife survives and three daughters--Mrs. Rosa Chapman of Granville; Mrs. Clarence Kilmer of Buffalo; and Mrs. Fred Jennings of Binghamton. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home, Trojan Lodge of Masons of Troy, of which Mr. May was a member will assist in the committal services. Interment will be at Windfall. TGR 1913
James McKerrow, a highly respected citizen of Windfall, died September 13, at his home, aged 46 years. It is thought a cancer in his stomach was the cause of his death. He had been ailing for over a year, gradually losing flesh, until he became a mere shadow. He was confined to his bed only a few days and bore his sufferings with patience, firmly believing he was regaining health. Last winter he went to the Williamsport hospital to be treated, but received little benefit from that and has since consulted several physicians near his home. He was a member of the M. E. church and at one time a worthy member of the I.O.O.F. The funeral was held from the M.E. church, Friday afternoon, Rev. B. Allen, and Rev. Roberts officiating. The funeral was in charge of Undertaker J. W. Beaman. Burial in Windfall cemetery. He leaves a wife and one daughter twelve years old, besides a mother and two brothers, who deeply mourn his loss. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were Eben McKerrow and wife of Corning, and Ulysses Walburn of Baltimore, Fred Nottingham and wife of Roseville.TGR 1904
MCKERROW Thelma M. FLEMING, age 78, of Waverly, NY formerly of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at Tioga Nursing Center, Waverly, NY. She was born April 13, 1920 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, the daughter of the late Ernest and Lillian (Miller) McKerrow. Thelma is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Roslyn Fleming of Pine City, NY, Frank and Sherry Fleming Jr., Elmira, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Thelma Jean and Richard Rayburn of Bloomfield, NY, Neva Jean and Charles Pruyne of Sayre, PA; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Floyd McKerrow of Cornwell, PA and Even McKerrow of Burlington, PA; sister, Melva DeWalt of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, frank E. Fleming Sr., in 1992; infant son Frank E. Fleming in 1944; sisters, Ada, Emma Hazel, Mary and Alma; brothers, Charles and Ted McKerrow. Funeral services were held at the Windfall United Methodist Church on June 18 with the Rev. Dave Hays officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimers Association for Research, 274 North Goodman St., Box 71, Rochester, NY 14607. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.
MCMURRAY Lisa J. MYERS, (also spelled Meyers) 34 , of Canton RR 1, PA died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira after a three-year battle with cancer. Born on April 29, 1965 in Troy, PA, she was one of five children born to Clifton McMurray and Jane Foust McMurray. She graduated from Canton High in 1983 and received associate’s degrees in horticulture (Williamsport Area Community College) and liberal arts (Harrisburg Are Community College). She then received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Messiah College and soon accepted a registered nurse position at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. Lisa was a member of the east Canton United Methodist Church, the Women of the Moose Canton Lodge No. 981 and the Canton PTA. Surviving are her children, Ryan J. and Laura E. Myers; her parents, Clifton McMurray and Jane Foust McMurray, both of Canton; her grandmother, Neva McMurray of Granville Summit; a brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Juanita McMurray of Canton; three sisters; uncles and their spouses, Richard Sr. and Doris Foust of Ft. Mead, FL, Bruce and Karen McMurray of Phoenix, AZ and Gene McMurray of Granville Summit; nieces and nephews; co-workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was pre-deceased by a nephew, Joshua Brown in November 1986. Funeral services were held December 6 at the East Canton United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Lusk officiating; arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Interment was to be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901; the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701; or the East Canton Methodist Church Memorial Fund, RR1, Box 77, Canton, PA 17724 in Lisa (McMurray) Myers loving memory.
MCMURRAY –MRS. PHYLLIS MCMURRAY BOWEN, 76, of Horseheads, NY, died Sept. 24, 1986, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. She was born Feb. 22, 1910, in Granville Summit, the daughter of the late George and Blanche Benninger McMurray. Mrs. Bowen was a graduate of the Elmira Business Institute and worked for many years at the former R.C. Neal Co. in Elmira Heights. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Elmira Chapter 107; and had held offices at the local, state and national levels. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. John (Sibyl) Stump of Granville Summit; a niece, Corinne Fairbairn of Lancaster; nephews, Clifton McMurray of Canton, Bruce McMurray of Phoenix, AZ and Gene McMurray of Granville Summit; sister-in-law, Neva McMurray of Granville Summit, several great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ivan Bowen and her brother, Percy McMurray. The funeral was held Saturday at the Windfall United Methodist Church, Saturday, with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating. Burial was in Windfall Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. –Towanda Daily Review.
MCNAUGHT MARY MARIA
McNaught - Mrs. Samuel Merritt. The death of Mrs. Mary Maria, widow of Samuel Merritt of Granville, occurred on Thursday evening, June 4th, 1903, from paralysis. Deceased was aged 73 years. Mrs. Mary M. Merritt, daughter of John McNaught, was born in Andes, Delaware Co., N. Y., March 14, 1840. When about six years old, her father moved to Armenia township, then a rugged unbroken forest. Some seven years later, he moved into the vicinity where Mrs. Merritt lived the rest of her life. At the age of nineteen she was married to Samuel Merritt, by whom she had two sons and one daughter, Mrs. Emma Saxton, the only surviving member of the family. Some forty-five years ago, in a very marked religious meeting, one of God’s revivals, held in the Northwoods log school house under the preaching of Rev. H. H. Strickland, -Free-will Baptist, she was converted and baptized into the fellowship of the Wesleyan Methodist church under the pastoral care of Rev. H. N. Fessenden. Twenty-one years ago, she transferred her membership to the West Granville Free-will Baptist church, where she held fellowship till her death. Her funeral services were held on Sunday, Rev. Hughes of Troy officiating. TGR 1903
MCNEAL –BARBARA ANN BURK, 81, of Troy, Pa., passed peacefully while surrounded by family on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Barbara Ann was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Canton, Pa., the daughter of the late Gerald McNeal and Grace (McIlwain) Wooster and the step-daughter of Clarence Elwin Wooster. She married Clyde E. Burk on July 5, 1953 in the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Barbara retired from Troy First National Bank after 25 years of service. She enjoyed times spent with family and friends, her summer home at Mountain Lake, volunteering at Troy Community Hospital, painting and knitting. Surviving is her beloved husband of 63 years, Clyde; her daughter, Debra Bellows Gardner of Canandaigua, N.Y.; a sister, Joyce Rice of Canton, Pa.; three granddaughters, Annalisa Bellows of Rochester, N.Y., Theresa (Ryan) Monaghan and Sarah Bellows (Jamie Northrop) all of Naples, N.Y.; four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Adiah, Max and Finnegan; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and step-father, Barbara was predeceased by her grandfather, Ralph McIlwain, who was a very special influence in her life. Please join her family for a celebration of Barbara's life at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Troy, with her pastor, Rev. Garry Zuber officiating. A private burial will be in Windfall Cemetery at a later date. The family will provide flowers and suggests your consideration of a memorial to the First Baptist Church, 579 Canton St., Troy, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 10/27/2016
MOUREEN M. MCWILLIAMS, Canton, died March 11, 1994, at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Miss McWilliams was born June 30, 1947 at Troy, Bradford County, a daughter of Robert H. and Jean Y. Machmer McWilliams. After graduating from Canton High School in 1966, she was employed at the Canford Manufacturing Corporation, now Canton Manufacturing, where she continued tow work as a machine operator until 1993 when ill health prevented her from working any longer. Her memberships included the Ward United Methodist Church, Ward Township and the Women of the Moose, Canton Moose Lodge #981. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Donna Wallace, Simpsonville, SC; a brother David and his wife Sandy, Sterling, VA; nephews, Chris Wallace, Derek and Joshua McWilliams; stepmother, Mrs. Hallie McWilliams, Canton; aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Robert H. McWilliams Jr., who was killed in Viet Nam on December 29, 1967. Visitation was held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home March 14, followed by a memorial service with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Interment was in the Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Ward United Methodist Church in care of Maxine Shedden, P.O. Box 233 Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PFC. ROBERT H. MCWILLIAMS JR. Funeral services for Pfc. Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., of Canton, who was killed in action while serving with the Marines at Quang Nam, South Vietnam on December 29, 1967 were held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 10, 1968, at two o’clock at the Morse Funeral Home, Main Street, Canton. Rev. Donald Winstead, pastor of the Canton Methodist Church officiated, burial was in the Windfall Cemetery. Pfc. McWilliams was born June 13, 1948. Military rites were conducted by a Marine Corps Honor Guard from the Wyoming Valley, Pa. Depot. In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. McWilliams, Sr. of Canton, Robert is survived by two sisters, the Misses Moureen and Donna, at home; a brother, David, at home; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise McWilliams of Alba; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mable Machmer of Canton RD 2; several aunts, uncles and cousins. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ROBERT H. (RED) MCWILLIAMS SR., 65, Canton, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 2, 1989, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Mr. McWilliams was born March 6, 1924, in Alba, a son of Louis and Louise Foust McWilliams. He was retired in 1988 after 25 years of employment in the maintenance and electrical department of the Swayze Folding Box Co. Inc., Canton. Prior to his employment at Swayze’s, he was a self-employed plumbing and heating contractor. Mr. McWilliams attended the First Baptist Church, Canton. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, a member of the Canton VFW Post 714, and Canton Moose Lodge, No. 429. His hobbies included sports and photography. Surviving are his wife, the former Hallie Trent (Weldy), with whom he celebrated 12 years of marriage May 26, 1989; a daughter, Maureen McWilliams, Canton; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Eddie Wallace, Simpsonville, SC; son and daughter-in-law, David and Sandra McWilliams, Canton; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Duane Wrisley, Burlington, Patricia and Carl Pipp, Horseheads, NY; step-son, Thomas Weldy, Towanda; three grandchildren, Chris Wallace and Derek and Joshua McWilliams; five step-grandchildren, Patrick and Jeffrey Wrisley, Michelle Pipp and Sean and Sonya Weldy. He was predeceased by a son, Pfc. Robert H. McWilliams Jr., who was killed in Viet Nam, Dec. 29, 1967, and his first wife, the former Jean Machmer, July 29, 1974. The funeral service was held Tuesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Norman Pierce, his pastor officiating. Pallbearers were, David Myers, Russell Machmer, Patrick Wrisley, Jack McNett, Jerry McNett, and Elwin Roberts. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton First Baptist Church, Main Street, Canton, in Mr. McWilliams’ memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MERRITT - BECKER, BENITA M., Services for Benita M. Becker, 76, formerly of Jackson Summit, were held May 2 at Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. David Weidman officiating. Burial was in Windfall Cemetery. Mrs. Becker died April 29, 1984 at Heritage Nursing Home, Athens. She was born Dec. 17, 1907 in Granville Summit, daughter of Mark and Bessie Kittle Merritt. She was a retired employee from GTE, Towanda. Surviving are sons, Richard of Pine City, NY and Merritt (Bud) of Millerton; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Mildred) Slingerland of Troy, Mrs. Leo (Ruth) Boney of Sayre, Mrs. Gerald (Dorna) Patterson of Butler, PA. and Mrs. Loren (Ellen) Judson of Columbia Cross Roads; brothers, James Merrit Sr. of Troy, Merle Merrit of Athens, Rex Merrit of Orange City, Fl. And Edward Merrit of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Janice Merrit of Granville Summit; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. (TGR May 3, 1984)
MERRY Martha - Granville Center News) Miss Martha Merry, who had been in poor health for the last four weeks, died at her home last Friday. The funeral services were held at the home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock the Rev. H. E. Martin of the Granville Church of Christ officiating. Interment was in the Windfall cemetery.TGR 1922
Edward MILLHEIM was born at Laddsburg, Pa., April 21,1851 and died at this home in Granville twp., May 13, 1918 at 8 p.m.of pneumonia. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, two sons and one daughter. Frank of Endicott, N.Y., Herbert of Waverly, N.Y. and Mrs. Coribell Shedden of Granville. He will be sadly missed by all. Everything that loving hands of family, friends, a faithful nurse and doctor could do was done to stay the grim hand of death but to no avail. Interment was at Windfall.
MONTE Carmella Marie COLTON, 80, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Known to many as Millie, she was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on February 5, 1919 to Nicolas and Guitanna (Villano) Monte. When Millie was eight years old, her family moved to a farm in Granville Twp. She and her husband operated a dairy farm in Granville. She was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was active in their Altar and Rosary Society. Millie is survived by sons, Samuel and daughter-in-law Sharlene of Muncy, PA, Wilbur Jr. (Nancy) Colton of Bridgeport, WV, Niles (Nick) and JoAnn Colton of Belleville, Mich.; Daniel (Debbie) Colton and James (Brenda) Colton, all of Canton; daughter Roxann (Richard) Margeson of Horseheads, NY: brothers, Leiver (Fran) Monte of Burdett, NY, Joseph (Dorothy) Monte of Elmira; sisters, Manuella Mucigrosso of Hazleton, Katherine Monte and Paula Chapman, both of Elmira; as well as 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was also foster grandma to Donnie, Tim, Tammy and Lucy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, in 1984 and by sisters Antoinette and Lucy. A Mass of Christian Burial was held October 30 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Canton with Father Bert Kozen as celebrant and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery, arrangements were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials in Millie’s name may be directed to St. Michael’s Building fund, 24 N. Washington St., Canton, PA 17724.
MOORE Jesse H. Moore
76, of Troy, PA, formerly of Canton, died early Wednesday morning, July 10, 2013 at the Troy Community Hospital following a brief illness. Jesse Howard was born on April 3, 1937 in Windfall, a son of the late Simmons and Beatrice (Bennett) Moore. As a young man, Jesse grew up on the family’s farm in Windfall and attended school in Windfall and Troy. He was later employed by Canton’s Bellows Valvair for many years before opening Moore’s Chevron Station on Troy Street in Canton. Jesse love to tinker and was a talented mechanic. In 1987 he established Moore’s Automotive on South Ave. in Canton. At Moore’s Automotive, known to many as “Jesse’s”, he continued to serve Canton and surrounding communities for several years until retiring 1999. On July 24, 1971 he married the former Lois Green in East Troy, Pa. Jesse and Lois shared 39 years of loving marriage before her passing on April 24, 2011. Jesse enjoyed hunting, John “The Duke” Wayne movies, restoring and pulling John Deere Tractors. He also loved to take bus trips with Lois. Jesse will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Surviving are his children; Donna Moore (Paul) Peters of Gillett, Sherrall Peters of Elmira, NY, Sue (Bill) Stone of Lakeland, FL, Eugene Moore of Laceyville, Annette Moore of Florida and Trina (Mike) Crawford of Southport, NC, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, a sister, Betty Ayres of Granville, special friends, Janice Rickard, James and Shirley Brenchley all of Canton. Besides his wife Lois, Jesse is predeceased by a sister, Nellie Holley and an infant brother, Donald. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. The funeral service, with Rev. Garry Zuber, will immediately follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be held in the Windfall Cemetery. Because of Jesse’s love of Animals the family suggests you consider a memorial. Funeral home obituary – July 12, 2013
MORNINGSTAR –EVELYN L. SHEDDEN, on the evening of November 11, 2001, former Canton area resident Evelyn Leona Morningstar Shedden, 86, died at Bradford County Manor. Born March 15, 1915, in Laceyville, she was the daughter of Frederick and Mabel Vanderpool Morningstar. While she was not yet in her teens, her father died. She was concerned with the wellbeing of her mother and siblings and took it upon herself to find employment to help subsidize the household income. As was often the case with young people in the job market, she had to leave her home and family and seek employment elsewhere. She secured a position in domestic service with the McFadden family at their Canton Township mansion. She was a cheerful, vivacious young woman who, during her evenings off, enjoyed attending the many square dances that were held in the Canton area. At one such dance, she was approached by a local lad named Howard Shedden. A beautiful romance blossomed, and on May 8, 1933, the two were united in marriage. Together they raised four sons and two daughters. Mrs. Shedden enjoyed her role as wife, mother and homemaker but there were still occasions when she felt the need to do more. At various times during the ensuing years she worked for the Rynveld Wreath Co. in New Albany; a wallet and pocketbook factory in Columbia Cross Roads; a hosiery mill in Troy and Belmar Manufacturing in Canton. In 2962, her beloved Howard died. Although still a young woman she never remarried, choosing to concentrate on her children and their families. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and bingo. Evelyn was also a diehard fishing enthusiast who could not be pried away from her favorite fishing spot. Mostly she enjoyed the company of her devoted and loving family. Surviving are: her sons, Boyd Shedden, New York; Dale Shedden, Granville Summit; Jack (Connie) Shedden, Canton; daughters, Janet (Charles) Larrabee, Canton; Bonnie (Glenn) Johnston, Granville Summit; sister, Marie Moore, Chemung, NY; step-brothers, Carl (Loueva) Wells, New Albany; Russell (Jeanetta) Wells, Wyalusing; Ralph (Virginia) Wells; Mehoopany; William (Mary) Wells, New Albany; step-sisters, Shirley (Samuel) Barnett, New Albany; Jean Lee, Massachusetts; 21 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; son, Bryce; brother, Wayne Morningstar; sisters Mildred Teeter and Beatrice Shedden; step-brother, Lee Wells Jr.; infants Nancy, Judy and Keith, and a grandson, Nicky. The funeral was held November 14 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. David McIntyre, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Church officiating. Interment was in Windfall Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MORRELL –MRS. JODEANE (JODY) JENNINGS, 43, OF Granville Summit RD 1 died Friday, May 30, 1986 at the Sherwood Rest Home in LeRoy following an extended illness. She was born August 8, 1942, at Detroit, Maine, the daughter of Lewis and Flora Rice Morrell. She formerly worked as a waitress at the Goodrich Diner in Avoca, N.Y. Surviving is her husband of 11 years, Vaughn Jennings Jr. of Granville Summit; two daughters, Sheila Ryan of Bath, N.Y. and Sonja Jennings at home; three sons, David, Daryl and Dennis Ryan all at home; four step-daughters, Kristy Allen of Canton, Lauretta Stroupe of Pottsville, Mindy Krotzer of Canton RD 1 and Trena Jennings at home and three step-grandchildren. Also surviving is her mother, Flora Morrell of Avoca, N.Y.; three sisters, Rebecca Webber of Addison, N.Y., Gladys Shaw of Orlando, Fla., Barbara Neal of Rochester, N.Y.; two brothers, Jim Morrell of Corning, N.Y. and Arthur Morrell of Victor, N.Y.; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street in Canton with the Rev. Raymond Ackley, pastor of the LeRoy Independent Church and Larry Jennings Jr., Mrs. Jennings’ nephew-in-law, officiating. Burial will be in the Windfall Cemetery.
MORSE - Alburn Morse, formerly of Granville, died at his home near East Troy on Sunday morning. Funeral services were held at Windfall on Tuesday at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev.E.P.Morse and interment was in the Windfall cemetery. TGR 1913
RYAN JAMES MYERS, 19 of Milan, formerly of Canton and Camp Hill, Pa. died unexpectedly on Oct. 24, 2003. Ryan was born on July 1, 1984 in Sayre. He was very active in sports and participated with the Canton Warrior football and baseball teams. Ryan was honored by his fellow students as the 2002 homecoming king. He later graduated from the Canton Area High School in June of 2003. Ryan was a member of the East canton United Methodist Church’s God Squad Youth Group. At the time of his death Ryan was employed by Cummings Lumber in Troy. Ryan loved the outdoors. He enjoyed working with his grandfather and uncle on the McMurray family’s dairy farm. Ryan also enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman. He possessed a keen sense of humor with a wonderful smile. Ryan will be remembered by his family and friends for his caring ways and his ability to make people laugh and bring out their best. Surviving are his parents, Jamie (Janice) Root of Milan and David Myers of Camp Hill, Pa.; a brother, Jay Root; two sisters, Laura Myers and Jenna Root; a maternal great-grandmother, Neva McMurray of Granville Summit; his maternal grandparents, Clifton McMurray of Canton and Jane (Foust) McMurray of Canton; his paternal grandparents, Patricia and Henry Myers of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Harry and Nancy Root of Granville and Bob and Sandy Anderson of Bentley Creek; many aunts and uncles, Tina (Stacey) Brackman of Burlington, N.J., Hope (Benny) Thompson of Roaring Branch, Cindy (David) Brown of Canton, Mark McMurray of Canton, Joy Root of Waverly, Jean (Dana) Fay of Bentley Creek, Jeff (Mia) Root of Granville, Jerry (Beth) Root of Columbia Cross Roads, Judi (Joe) Chamberlain of Troy, Julie (Ray) McClure of Troy and Derrick (Lisa) Myers of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a special cousin, Chasity Brown; and several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins and numerous friends. Ryan was preceded in death by his loving mother, Lisa (McMurray) Myers on Dec. 3, 1999 and a cousin, Joshua Brown in 1986. The family invites friends to call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday Oct. 27 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the East Canton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jay Morris officiating and the Rev. Jasper Smith assisting. A private burial will follow at Windfall Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorial may be directed to the East Canton United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 73, Canton, Pa. or to the Tomahawk Club, RR1, Box 48A, Canton, Pa in Ryan J. Myers’ loving memory. –Towanda Daily Review
MERLE E. NEWELL, 74, Granville Summit, PA, died October 22, 2004 at
the Troy Community Hospital. Born in Troy at the family’s homestead on
August 9, 1930, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Dorothy (Ward)
Newell. He graduated from Troy High School. On February 5, 1955
Merle and the former Helen Johnson were married. They were blessed with
over 49 years together. He enjoyed working as a truck driver all of his
life. In earlier years he drove for Troy Diary, the Associated Transport
of White Deer and Halls Motor Transport of Williamsport. After retiring
from the TRL Trucking Company of Pittston, he liked to make milk runs into New
York City for Pelton Trucking in West Franklin. He was a member of the
Teamsters Union and was a Mason of the Troy Lodge No. 306. Mr. Newell
loved visiting with people. He has a witty sense of humor; always ready
to tell a good story, or joke. He enjoyed playing cards and in earlier
years, liked hunting and camping. Surviving are his wife Helen, at home;
daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Lawrence Finch, Mansfield; Cindy and
Philip Roupp, Covington; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Deb Newell, Windfall;
stepson, Dale Baxter, Roaring Branch; grandchildren; Kent (Mary) Warner, Brian
Warner, Dale Baxter, Jr., Mike (Jen) Newell, Jenelle Roupp and Jean (Mark)
Hutchinson; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother, Barbara Kendall and
Leo Newell, both of Troy; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors.
Mr. Newell was predeceased by a stepson and stepdaughter, Philip Baxter, Jr.,
and Sharon Baxter. The funeral service was held October 25th with the
Rev. Nettie Treat, pastor of the Windfall United Methodist Church
officiating. Burial was in Windfall cemetery. Those who wish may
make donations in Mr. Newell’s name to Guthrie Home Health/Hospice, RR1 Box
154, Towanda, PA or to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR1 Box 175
Granville Summit, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
Granville Twp., Bradford Co., PA
NICHOLAS –MRS. MARY CASE, 82, widow of Herbert Case died at her home in Canton Township Wednesday (Oct. 25, 1933) of illness which began with serious injuries she sustained when she fell a few days ago. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. Harvey Wright of Canton Township and Mrs. Harvey Wright of Elmira; three sons, Claud and Carl of Windfall and Frank at home. The funeral was held at the home Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Windfall Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/1933
NORTON Iva Ayres
70, of Canton, PA died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Her passing was unexpected and she will be greatly missed. Born in Shunk, PA on August 31, 1942, Iva Ann (Norton) Dean Ayres was the daughter of the late Rachel (Tule) and Harvey Norton. Born sixth of 14 brothers and sisters, she grew up in Shunk and attended Sullivan County High School. In early years, Iva was employed at American Silk, Canford Manufacturing and Eureka. “Nana”, as she was affectionately called, enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. She was an excellent seamstress and was skilled at crocheting and embroidery. In spite of physical limitations, she blessed family and friends with her gifts. Iva attended the New Life Church in Canton and was known as a woman of great faith and prayer. Surviving are her loving husband of 47 years, K. Earl Ayres; a daughter, Tania (Jim) Mullen; two sons, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Dean and Tim (Roni) Dean; seven grandchildren, Ben (Karla) Mullen, Anthony Mullen, Lyndci Mullen, Joshua Dean, Sharae Dean, Ariel Dean and Sarah Nittinger; two great-grandchildren, Danae and Greta Mullen; 12 siblings, Neva (Lawrence) Hartford, Eileen Donofrio, Malon (Dottie) Norton, Max and special sister-in-law Minnie Norton, Artist (Burr) Snell, Galen Norton (fiancée, Cleone Schweikart), Arla (Butch) Pepper, Darrel Norton, Hal (Sharon) Norton, Rhoda (Bernie) DeLellis, Rheda (Larry) Baumunk and Marcele (Steve) Clark; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by an infant son and a sister, Marjorie Heath. Calling hours are 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton. The funeral service will be held at the New Life Church, McMurray Road and Route 14 north of Canton at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28 with Pastors Glen and Arlen Landis officiating. Burial will follow in Windfall Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and suggest your consideration of a memorial in Iva’s name to the New Life Church, 299 McMurray Rd. Canton, PA 17724. Funeral home obituary – January 26, 2013
PACKARD—At her home near Elk Run, Feb. 3, 1900, occurred the death of Mrs. Ann E., wife of Mr. D. A. Soper. Mrs. Soper was between 60 and 65 years of age, and enjoyed a wide acquaintance. She was a woman of much force of character. Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary Morse, of Smithfield, Pa. The remains were taken to Windfall, where the funeral services and interment took place on Wednesday. (Believe the year is incorrect.)
PACKARD - Mrs. Anna Soper (SRGP 08471) who died at Chandleburg [Chandlersburg - later called Elk Run] was brought to Windfall on Tuesday last for burial. She was a sister of Mrs. James Hawthorne, Mrs. Noah Loomis, Mrs. Mary Baxter and Mrs. Keleon Packard all of Granville. Mr. Packard was sick at the time, unable to attend his sister’s funeral. TGR 1901 (wife of Darius Soper who built the house I (JMT) lived in as a child)
PACKARD - ANNA P. HAFLETT
Anna P. Haflett, 80, life-long resident of Windfall, PA died unexpectedly Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Anna was born May 20, 1920 in Granville Township, the daughter of the late Ralph and Irene Packard. As a young woman, Anna attended Windfall schools. On March 31, 1938 she married her sweetheart, George Haflett, in Granville Center. George preceded her in death on July 25, 1997 following 59 years of marriage. Anna was a life member of the Windfall United Methodist Church. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Bob Rathbun of Troy, PA and Lenora and Gary Warner, Canton, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley and Paula Haflett of Granville Summit, PA, Lamar and Diane Haflett of Canton, PA and Dwight (Ike) and Soni Haflett of Granville Summit, PA; ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Helen Brown of Troy, PA and Rhea Kittner of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Louise Packard, Granville Summit, Lewis and Doris Packard of Canton and Robert and Mary Lou Packard of Granville; brother-in-law, Elmer Fulmer of Dushore; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Anna was predeceased by an infant son, William, in 1939 and a sister, Grace Fulmer. Funeral services were held February 24 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and Dale Russell assisting and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ed Newell, David Rathbun, Tom Hartsough, Rob Haflett, Bob Letts, Tom Butters, Ryan Schrader, Scott Shedden, Mark Haflett, Mike Newell and Jason Burnham. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church, c/o RR 1, Granville Summit, PA 16926 or to the Bradford-Sullivan Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, 5 Bridge St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Mrs. Haflettt's memory. (TGR, Thursday, March 28, 2001)
PACKARD –MRS. BERNICE BROOKS, 90, widow of Charles W. Brooks, of Canton RD 2 died Sept 1, 1962 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born June 19, 1872, to Jane and Lemuel Packard. Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Dean Shadduck and Mrs. Luther Saxton of Canton RD 2; a son, Neddo L. Brooks of Elmira; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Alba Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Kleese Funeral Home, Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Wayne Warren officiating. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.
Darnelle Packard 27, of Burlington, Pa., went home to the angels from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre on Thursday afternoon, April 6, 2006. Darnelle Marie was born on March 1, 1979, in Towanda, Pa. She was a kind and giving person who possessed the strength of a beautiful inner spirit. Her time here was blessed with her family's love and the support of many dear friends. She was a 1997 graduate of Troy High School and later worked at Martha Lloyd in Troy. Darnelle was happiest when spending time with family and friends. She loved playing cards, talking on the phone and going to sports events. Darnelle was also an avid reader and enjoyed writing. Surviving are her beloved parents, Clifford and Darlene (Wolfe) Packard of Mountain Lake; a brother and two sisters, Justin, Ashley and Brittany Packard, all of Mountain Lake; her maternal grandparents, Gerould and Eileen Wolfe of Columbia Cross Roads; her aunts and uncles, Donna (Lynn) Hart of Canton, Lyle (Carla) Packard of Granville Summit, Scott ( Bernie) Packard of Horseheads, N.Y., Beverly (Ike) Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, Sheryl (Larry) Paris of Columbia Cross Roads, Candy (Roger) Learn of Armenia Mountain, and Bonnie (Allen) Paris of Burlington; and many loved cousins, second cousins and friends who brought great joy to her life. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 9, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, with Pastor Garry Zuber officiating, Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests your consideration of a donation in Darnelle's memory to the library where she enjoyed volunteering, the Bradford County Library, Burlington, Pa. 18814, or to a church of one's choice. Daily Review
PACKARD Donald Ralph November 19, 1916 - September 7, 2009
Donald R. Packard was born and lived most of his life in Windfall, PA. He was the son of Ralph and Irene Packard of Windfall. He married Louise Crandell of West Franklin on March 11, 1939, and they celebrated 65 years of marriage before she passed in 2004. They farmed together for many years in Windfall. Don was an avid gardener who took great pride in his vegetables. He won many prizes at the Troy Fair for his vegetables, especially his potatoes. He loved to play baseball and softball and played until he was in his 70's for the church and Grange leagues. He was a very social man and shared many stories of his life with his family. He was an accomplished horseshoe pitcher. He loved to play cards and taught all his grandchildren to play. He would never tolerate any cheating at cards. He loved family picnics and car trips around the county on Sundays. He especially loved his family and friends. Don was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church, and belonged to Wmdfall Grange # 257 for over 60 years. He and his wife Louise enjoyed square dancing, and were members of the Grand Paraders. Don was predeceased by his parents, his wife, his sisters and brothers-in-law, Grace Fulmer; Anna and George Haflett; Helen Fleming Brown, Peter Fleming and Willard Brown; brother and sister-in-law, Faye and Minnie Crandell. He is survived by siblings and in-laws: Elmer Fulmer (Dushore), Rhea Kittner (Elmira), Lewis and Doris Packard (Canton) and Robert and Mary Lou Packard (Canton). He was also predeceased by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Marilyn Ballard Packard (East Troy), and is survived by four children, twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren: Karen and Allen Jones, (Elmira Heights, NY), Sue and Glen Schrock, Brittany, Zachary and Justin Schrock and David Jones; Judi Hulslander, (Centre Hall, PA), Bill and April Hulslander, Fred, Terry, Testy and Chuckie Hulslander, Aaron and Sandy Hulslander, Brooke, Kaycee and Madison Hulslander, Joyce and Ralph Kenick (Towanda, PA), Todd Kerrick and Jean Ackley, Julie and Branson and Michael Kerrick; Donnie and Diana Packard, (Canton, PA); Shawn and Connie Packard, Lauren and Alyssa Packard, Nicole and Jason Shipman, Courtney, Jasmine and Remington Shipman; Terri Packard, Amy and Eric Kneller and Cheyenne Kneller and David Packard. Contributions in Don's memory, may be directed to Windfall UM Church, in care of Marjorie Pratt, RRl, Box 175, Granville Summit, PA. Calling hours will1 be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, from 6 - 8 pm at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton PA. Services will held Thursday, September 10th, at the Windfall United Methodist Church. Calling hours there will be from 10 am-12 noon, followed by a memorial service and interment in the Windfall Cemetery. Rev. Judith Hulslander and Rev. Garry Zuber will officiate. Published in Star-Gazette on September 9, 2009
PACKARD Esther - Mrs. Joseph Shoemaker, who lived between this place and Windfall, committed suicide by hanging early Sunday morning. Deceased has been deranged for several years, but no one thought of her doing such a terrible deed. Her husband had missed her for some time and on opening the stair door for something discovered her hanging in the stair way. She is survived by a husband, three daughters and four sons. The funeral will be held Wednesday in Windfall M. E. Church with burial Windfall cemetery. TGR 1911 Esther Packard
The funeral of Mrs. Joseph Shoemaker was held at the M.E. Church Wednesday. The large crowd that was present showed the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Her four children from the West were unable to get here. Rev. Gustin officiated. Burial was in the nearby cemetery. TGR 1911
PACKARD - Mrs. Garafilia( Packard) May died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.G. Fenton, April 9th 1903, aged 76 years. TGR 1903
GARY L. PACKARD, 39, of Granville Summit RR 1, died Tuesday, December 29, 1992 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Mr. Packard was born September 2, 1953 at Troy, the son of Lewis J. and Doris J. Twist Packard. Gary was a 1971 graduate of Troy High School and a member of the Windfall Methodist Church. He was a self-employed veal farmer. Surviving are a son, Brett M. Packard of Towanda; his parents, Lewis J. and Doris J. Packard of Canton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Paul Machmer of Canton, Beverly and Max Mott of Perkasie, Nancy and Greg Inman of Roaring Branch and Vicki and Brian Douvier of Colts Neck, NJ; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Twist of Canton; very dear friend, Diane Darr, with whom he resided; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on December 31 with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating and interment to be in the Windfall Cemetery, Windfall. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PACKARD Gertrude - Mrs. James Hawthorne died at her home here last Friday morning, at the age of 68. She was a life-long resident of this place. She was a Christian from early childhood being a member of the Free Will Baptist church. She is survived by a husband, one brother, and four children: Hugh of Wysox, Carrie (Mrs. Claude Case), Lou (Mrs. Fred Shedden) and Dent all of this place. Rev. Whiting officiated at the funeral on Sunday afternoon, interment in the cemetery here. The funeral was attended by her nephews Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Stone of Leroy and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bixby of East Canton. TGR 1915 (Gertrude Packard Hawthorne)
PACKARD - BROWN, Helen (Packard) Fleming
89, of Windfall, PA, died peacefully Sunday, June 15, 2008, at the Troy Hospital. Surviving are her children, Marilyn Bruhl of Troy, Linda (Mike) Whitford of Horseheads, Wayne Fleming of Towanda, and Larry (Kathie) Fleming of Windfall; a stepdaughter, Janice Kellogg of East Smithfield; stepdaughter-in-law, Shirley Brown of Clover, SC; and siblings, Rhea Kitner of Elmira, Don Packard and Lewis (Doris) Packard, all of Canton, Robert (Mary Lou) Packard of Granville Summit; numerous grandchildren and other extended family members. She was predeceased by her first husband, Pete "P.F." Fleming in 1975; and her second husband, Willard L. Brown in 1989; a son, Robert Fleming in 1968; stepsons, Gerald Brown and Eugene Brown; sisters, Grace Fulmer and Anna Haflett. Friends may call 6 – 9 p.m., Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, and 10 – 11 a.m., Thursday at the Windfall United Methodist Church with services following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Windfall U.M. Church or the Windfall U.M. Women at RR 1 Box 175, Granville Summit, PA 16926. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/17/2008.
PACKARD –MRS. IRENE LUCY PACKARD, 94, of Granville Summit RD 1, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1988 at troy Community Hospital, Troy. Mrs. Packard was born Dec. 10, 1893 at Troy, the daughter of Lewis and Nora Dobbins Packard. She was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful mother and a devoted friend to many. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Grace) Fulmer of Dushore, Mrs. Willard (Helen) Brown of Troy, Mrs. George Anna Haflett of Granville Summit and Ms. Rhea Kittner of Elmira; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Louise Packard, Lewis and Doris Packard, both of Granville Summit and Robert and Mary Lou Packard, with whom she made her home the past 31 years; 26 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Arthur Shoemaker of Canton. She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph H. Packard on Feb. 18, 1956 and by a grandson, Robert Fleming in 1968 and a sister, Jen Seeley. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Allen F. Hulslander, pastor of the Millerton-Daggett-Jackson United Methodist Churches officiating. Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those whishing may forward memorial donations to the Windfall United Methodist Church in Irene’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
Kileon PACKARD who died on Saturday night of kidney trouble as his home near Alba, was born in Canton township, October 7, 1826, and was the son of Silas and Sally Ayres Packard, natives of Pelham, Mass., and Lackawanna county,N.Y., respectively. Mr. Packard received a common school education. He was married in Burlington in 1855 to Matilda, daughter of Dr. Henry Riley. Two children were born to them, Arvilla ( Mrs. C.L. Chesly) and Laura, both of whom, with the wife are dead. Mr. Packard purchased the Central Hotel in this place a number of years ago, and remained in the Packard House. He had completed arrangements for replacing it with a modern brick structure this spring, and his death will not interfere with the carrying out of his plans. He was also for many years a director of the First National Bank of this place. The funeral will be held this morning. Canton Sentinel Mar. 17, 1903
PACKARD Lewis J. "Lewie" Packard
85, of Canton, passed away at home on Monday morning, April 30, 2012. Lewis Jerome "Lewie" Packard was born on July 1, 1926 in Granville Township. He was a son in a family of seven children of the late Ralph and Irene Packard. Lewie grew up on the family farm near Windfall and graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1945. On Aug. 31, 1947, he married the former Doris "Doad" Twist in Canton. They purchased a dairy farm and made their home near Cowley until retiring in 1989. The Packards shared 63 wonderful years together and raised five children. Lewie now joins his beloved "Doad," who passed away on March 25, 2011. Lewie enjoyed times shared with family and was blessed with many friends. Always the proud patriarch, he was a loyal supporter of school activities and sports. In earlier years, Lewie was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429. Surviving are his children, Linda (Paul) Machmer of Canton, Beverly (Max) Mott of Perkasie, Nancy (Greg) Inman of Roaring Branch and Vicki (Brian) Douvier of Canton; 13 grandchildren, Jackie Machmer (Paul Wesneski), Shawn (Heather) Machmer, Matthew Machmer (Cindy Jennings), Lori (Jim) Smith, Tami (Bob) Shoemaker, Bryan (Pamela) Mott, Becky Dimmick, Charles (Adrienne) Mott, Scott (Paula) Inman, Mark (Lisa) Inman, Lucas (Stephanie) Douvier, Stephanie (Jacob) Woleslagle and Brett Packard; 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; two siblings, Rhea Kittner of Elmira, N.Y. and Robert (Mary Lou) Packard of Canton; brother-in-law Elmer Fulmer of Dushore; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. In addition to his wife Doris, Lewie was predeceased by his son Gary L. Packard in December 1992; twin grandsons Brett and Brent Machmer in 1971, great grandson Nathaniel B. Inman in 2010; four siblings, Grace Fulmer, Anna Haflett, Helen Brown and Don Packard. The family invites friends to call 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. – noon Thursday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive in Canton. Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate his funeral services following at noon, Thursday, May 3. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Lewie's name to Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848Towanda Daily Review – May 1, 2012
PACKARD - Mrs. Margaret Loomis died at her home near this place on Thursday, after a short illness. She was about the house and seemed better at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn, her husband, three daughters, two brothers, two sisters and a host of friends. [Margaret, daughter of Silas and Sally AYRES Packard, of Canton township, three children: Maude (wife of. D. H. Stone), Cora and Lylis K.] TGR 1903 ( husband was Noah Loomis)
PACKARD –RHEA EMMA (PACKARD) KITTNER, 94, of Elmira, NY passed away peacefully July 7, 2016 at the Living Center South in Geneva, NY. Born on May 5, 1922 in Granville Twp., PA she was the last of seven children born to the late Ralph and Irene Packard. Rhea was a graduate of Troy High School. She was employed by Pierce's Restaurant in Elmira Heights as a waitress for many years until her retirement. Rhea loved spending summers on Keuka Lake with her beloved dogs, Emma and Sydney. She was also an avid card player. She will be dearly missed and loved by all who knew her. Surviving is her daughter, Mary Ann (Ted) Dhuy of Penn Yan, NY, grandson, Mark (Allison) Dhuy of Pottstown, PA, two great grandchildren, Katelyn and Travis, a sister in law, Mary Lou Packard of Canton many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son, Stan Lutomski in 2010, six siblings, Grace Fulmer, Anna Haflett, Helen Brown, Don, Lewie and Bob Packard. The family invites friends to call 11a.m. to 12 noon Monday, July 11th, at the Windfall United Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow at noon with Pastor Josh Davinsizer and Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Burial will be held in the Windfall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY or the Windfall United Methodist Church, 1204 Redington Ave., Troy, PA. Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr. in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/2016
PACKARD Robert A. “Bob” Packard
84, of Canton, formerly of Granville Summit, PA died peacefully Sunday morning, February 3, 2013 at the Bradford County Manor. Robert Arthur, “Bob” to family and friends, was born on January 18, 1929 in Granville Township, one of seven children in the family of the late Ralph and Irene (Packard) Packard. He graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1947. On January 18, 1949, he married the former Mary Lou Page in Elmira, NY. They were blessed with 64 wonderful years and raised four children. Bob enjoyed his lifelong career as a dairy farmer. For nearly 60 years he saw to the daily operations of the Cowley View Farm until retiring in 1988. He will be remembered as a hard worker whose family always came first. Bob was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, especially Euchre, being outdoors and hunting. Surviving are his wife Mary Lou; four children, Donna (Lynn) Hart of Canton, Lyle (Carla) Packard of Granville Summit, Clifford (Darlene) Packard of Towanda and Scott (Bernie) Packard of Campbell, NY; six grandchildren, Nicolee Coles, Heather Packard, Haley (Tim) Robson, Justin (Amberleigh) Packard, Ashley Packard (friend, Matt Dean) and Brittany (Chad) Carlson; four great-grandchildren; Noah and Kaitlyn Robson, Keira Coles and Lilah Carlson; a sister, Rhea Kittner of Elmira, a brother-in-law, Elmer Fulmer of Dushore and two sisters-in-law, Anita Fay of Big Pond and Joan Crandle of Troy; several nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Darnelle Packard in 2006, a great-grandson, Gabe Robson in 2011 and five siblings, Grace Fulmer, Anna Haflett, Helen Brown, Don and Lewis Packard. In keeping with Bob’s wishes, a graveside service for family will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Windfall Cemetery with Pastor Richard Noggle and Jasper Smith officiating. Those who wish may consider a memorial in Bob’s name to the Windfall U.M. Church, the United Methodist Women both c/o 1204 Redington Ave. Troy, PA 16947 or to the American Diabetes Assoc. P.O. Box 4383 Bethlehem, PA 18018. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Towanda Daily Review – February 5, 2013
PALMER - Allen C. "Shorty" Palmer Sr., 71, of Canton, Pa., died on Tuesday evening, July 28, 2009, at the Troy Community Hospital. Born on May 18, 1938, in Sayre, Pa., Allen Crist, "Shorty" to family and friends, was the son of the late Ben Palmer and Mable (Crist) Rickard and step-father Tex Rickard. He was a member of the 1956 graduating class of Canton High School. He married the former Nancy Foust on June 30, 1963. Shorty now joins his beloved Nancy who died on June 9, 2007. They were blessed with 44 wonderful years together and blended two families. Shorty was employed by the Bradford County Housing Authority for several years until retiring. He was a member and former trustee of the Canton Moose Lodge 429, a social member of the Canton VFW Post 714 and was a member of the Canton Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Shorty was a loyal fan and supported all Canton Warrior sports. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver. Shorty and Nancy spent many summers camping at Sunfish Pond and winters in Lake Wales, Fla. He loved to play cards and visit with his many friends. Surviving are: his children, Brad (Valerie) Ward of Vero Beach, Fla., Bob Ward of Troy, Crist (Diane) Palmer, and Scott (Robin) Palmer, all of Canton; 13 grandchildren, Amber and Andrew Ward, John Volpicelli, Robert Volpicelli, Ryan Ward, Rachel Ward, Jacob Terry and Samantha Vierra, Nate, Nick and Heather Palmer and Jessica and Morgan Palmer; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Harriett Hoover of Canton; a brother-in-law, Ray Hodder of Rochester; special nieces and nephews Sandy Sturge, Greg Hoover, Rick Hoover, Laurie Heininger and Dawn Marie Swick; and also his devoted dog and friend Chip. In addition to his wife Nancy, he was predeceased by: his first wife Louise (Case) Palmer; a sister, Shirley Stage; sister-in-law Bev Hodder; and two brothers-in-law, Marvin Hoover and Bernard "Pete" Stage. In keeping with Shorty's wishes, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with Rev. David B. Morris officiating. Burial will be private in Windfall Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and suggest those who wish consider a memorial to Troy Community Hospital, 100 John St. Troy, PA 16947 or to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. 30 July 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
PARDOE –MRS. ETHEL TOWNER, 91 of 11 Tioga St., Canton died Thursday Oct. 10, 1985 at her home. She was born June 26, 1894 at Forks Township, Sullivan County, Pa. the daughter of Ira and Martha Warren Pardoe. Mrs. Towner was a former employee of the former Belmar Manufacturing Co. in Canton and also the Canton Independent Sentinel. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, Canton. Surviving are two sons, Paul of Enola, Pa. and Robert of Vestal, N.Y.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Towner on Aug. 3, 1985. The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. from the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. David Morris her pastor officiating. Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m.
PARDOE –MAUDE E. WARREN, 89 of Canton RD 2 died Sunday Sept. 28, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mrs. Warren was born on Feb. 9, 1891 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County a daughter of Ira and Martha Warren Pardoe. She was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church and the Windfall Grange. She was a foster parent for several years having raised many girls. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Thomas (Ethel) Towner of Canton; and two nephews, Paul Towner of Harrisburg and Robert Towner of Vestal, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Mercy Kasambia her pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Windfall Cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
EDGAR DUANE PELTON, 73, of LeRoy, PA and Bradenton, FL (formerly of Springfield, NJ) died on March 18, 2002 at the Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. Born on June 23, 1928 in Canton, PA he was the son of the late Paul and Eloise Shoemaker Pelton. As a young man, Duane graduated from high school in Springfield, NJ. He later served with the US Army during World War II until his honorable discharge. Mr. Pelton was employed as an electrician with the RCA Corp. in Harrison, JN for 25 years until its closure. He later accepted a position with Tenney Engineering in Union, NJ where he worked 15 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Springfield American Legion. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Dorothy “Dot” Genung Pelton; a daughter, Carol Gillock of Springfield, NJ; sons and daughter-in-law, Gary and Lois Pelton of Mansfield, PA and Robert Pelton of Howell, NJ; seven grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn Ledford of Springhill, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins, and a friend, Walt Colombo of Califon, NJ. Funeral services were held March 24 at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton with Pastor Tim Morrison officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, 904 Campbell Suite 207, Williamsport, PA in Mr. Pelton’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
PELTON Gary (SRGP 87145) - Gary D. Pelton, 56 of Mansfield, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 11, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born July 6, 1953, in Summit, N.J., the son of Dorothy Pelton of Leroy and the late Edgar Duane Pelton. He was the grandson of the late Paul Pelton and Eloise Shoemaker Pelton Rein, natives of Bradford County, and Clarence and Minerva Genung of New Jersey. He was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, C. Wayne Warriner and Marjory Hamilton Warriner. Gary was a dedicated and devoted father, husband, and grandfather. He married Lois Warriner on June 12, 1976, in Harrison Valley, N.J. and they would have celebrated 34 years of marriage on June 12. He graduated from Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, N.J. in 1971 and attended Union County College in Cranford, N.J. and Chubb Institute for Computer Programming in New Jersey. Surviving family include three sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan (Ruthie) of Prestonsburg, Ky., Matthew (Amanda) of Mainesburg and Timothy (Jenell) of Tioga; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah (Troy) Richart of Leroy and Rebecca Pelton Mahosky (Nick) of Mansfield; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Taylor, Zachariah, Alexander, Isaac, Samuel, Elijah, Leah, and three grandchildren on the way; a sister, Carol Pelton Gillock of Springfield, N.J.; a brother, Robert Pelton of Howell, N.J.; one sister-in-law, Ruth Warriner of Harrison Valley; and two nephews, Michael (Emily) Pelton of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Adam Gillock of N.J.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Gary enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, traveling, woodworking and was a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, callsign N3QNI. Gary had served as a Sunday school teacher and on various church committees over the years. He spent time hunting and keeping score in minor league baseball with his sons. He adored his daughters. Gary was employed for over 33 years by the U.S. Postal Service, serving over 27 years as the Postmaster of the Mainesburg Post Office. Prior to moving to the Mainesburg Office, he worked at Post Offices in Elkland, Knoxville, Wellsboro, and Springfield, N.J. He was a member of the National Association of Postmasters, USA. Gary had also been previously employed by Electric Cord in Westfield and Wal-Mart in Mansfield. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro. Friends and family may call from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday at Pepper Funeral Home in Canton, Pa., and from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro. The funeral will follow at the church at 2 p.m. with his pastor, Rev. Peter A. De Vantier, officiating. Burial will follow at the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Twp., Bradford County. Those who wish may make memorials in Gary's name to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 54 West Ave. Wellsboro, PA 16901. . – Towanda Daily Review, June 14, 2010
FREDERICK W. “FRED” PEPPER, 88, Troy, died November 17, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Born July 16, 1913, in Granville Center, he was a son of the late Emor and Ida VanHorn Pepper. His mother died at an early age, and his father married the former Abbie Rockwell. Together they raised twos sons. As a young man, he was employed a shop foreman at the Hallett Ford in Canton and later as a carpenter for the former F.P. Case & Son in Troy until 1969. Hen then accepted a teaching position in the woodshop-carpentry department of the Vo-Tech School in North Towanda until his retirement in 1993. He was a talented woodworker and carpenter. Mr. Pepper was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, the Minnequa Grange No. 754, and The Pennsylvania Retired School Teachers Association. In earlier years he was active in the Canton Fire Department and the Canton Ambulance Association. He especially enjoyed times spent with his family, traveling and gardening. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Naomi Pepper, Monroeton; three grandchildren and their spouses, Rusty and Bonnie Lawrence, Monroeton; Ronald and Jacki Lawrence, Monroeton; Linda and David Livingston; Williamsport; three great-grandchildren, Jill Johnson and Chesnea and Chad Livingston; brother and sister-in-law, George and Beatrice Pepper, McCallum Manor, Canton; and a special friend, JoAnn Chapman, Troy. He was predeceased by his wife, Emma Manley Pepper, in 1993. In keeping with Mr. Pepper’s wishes services, services were private. Burial was in Windfall Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorial in Mr. Pepper’s name to the Western Alliance EMS, P.O. Box 13, Troy, PA. Arrangements were in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive. Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
HERBERT PHILLIPS JR., 17 of North Chemung died Saturday (July 23, 1932) noon. He was a student at the Southside High School. He is survived by his father; three brothers, James, Ralph and Harold at home. A prayer service was held from the family home today and the funeral from North Chemung Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Asa Nichols officiated. Burial in Windfall Cemetery, Granville, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/25/1932
PHILLIPS - Mrs. Ruby E. Kittle, age 88, of Troy, Pa., Friday, July 14, 1972, at the Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Owen Barrett and Rev. Charles Walker. Burial Windfall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Bradford County Manor Volunteers. Survived by five daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Millicent) Burnham, Mrs. Emery (Marjorie) Rumsey, Mrs. Alfred (Doris) McClure all of Troy, Mrs. Harold (Jean) Kennedy of Roaring Branch, Pa., Mrs. Rexford (Fannie) Ingerick of Lowman, N.Y.; one son, Ward Kittle of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; 20 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.
PHINNEY –MRS. BERNICE I. BERGQUIST, 80 West Union St., Canton, died Wednesday, July 8, 1970. She was born April 18, 1904, the daughter of Daton and Eva Loomis Phinney in Athens. She was a nurse at the Troy Community Hospital and recently retired after 25 years of service. She is survived by her husband, Daniel; five daughters, Mrs. William Ward of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Raymond Koehler, Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Scott Wheeler of Canton, Miss Nancy Bergquist of Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. George Card of Williamsport; two sons Daniel of Canton, RD 1, Bill of Titusville, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Ray McMullen of Kent, N.Y., Mrs. Alethia Swoger of Erie; one brother, Ronald Phinney of troy; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples in Canton and the Canton Rebekah Lodge. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton with the Rev. Ralph Knight officiating. Burial was in the windfall Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PHINNEY - The funeral of Dayton Phinney was held on Monday, Oct. 13, from the Methodist church here. His death which was very sudden occurred in the dentist's chair at Canadaigua after he had had some teeth extracted. He was 37 years old and leaves a widow and four small children, a father, step-mother, four sisters and one brother, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Rev. Wenrick of Canton, spoke very fittingly of the departed. Interment was in the cemetery here beside his son who died just eight years ago the day his father was buried.
Burton A. PORTER, one of the most prominent citizens, merchant and postmaster at Windfall, Dec. 19th, the result of an operation for hernia, aged 62years. TGR 1901
Burton A. Porter.
On December 21st, 1901, the M. E. church at Windfall was crowded with people assembled to look for the last time on earth upon the face of Burton A. Porter, one of our best known and leading citizens. Nearly all of his life of sixty-two years has been spent in this community, where he has been loved, as husband, father, and friend. In 1864 he enlisted for three years in service for his country, remaining until the close of the war. He has been an active and honored member of the G.A.R. Was the means of establishing the Windfall Post office, where he has for years been postmaster. As a merchant his recommendation of goods could always be relied upon. Among his immediate relatives he leaves two brothers, Arthur in Philadelphia, Carlton, one sister, Mrs. Fanny Burroughs and son Fred, all residing in Auburn, N. Y. The wife and daughter, Nellie, being the only members of his home at the time of his death. His death, which was the result of an operation for hernia, has been a shock to the community, only one short week of suffering lying between the usual pleasant, general greetings in business and social circles and the triumphant home-going which occurred on December 19th, 1901. TGR
Zoroaster PORTER came from Vermont to Troy, 1808. Here he lived some years then moved to Granville, being one of the pioneers of that township. He cleared and improved a farm upon which he died. His wife was Anna Keeler. They had four sons, Seth K., Minor T., Major B. and Albert. Minor T. married Anna, daughter of Abijah Ayres and had children, Edward, Sally (Mrs. Fred Black), Roxie (Mrs. Sheely Ayres), Nancy (Mrs. John Grantier) and Theodore F.
PURENN –GLADYS E. HAFLETT, 82, of Canton died Saturday, Jan. 14, 1995, at Altoona General Hospital, Altoona, Pa. She was born in Liberty Township, Tioga County, on Jan. 19, 1912, a daughter of Charles G. and Minnie D. Thomas Purenn. She was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church, the church choir and the United Methodist Women. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank G. Haflett, on March 12, 1963. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Donald and Essie Haflett of Canton RR and Charles “Mert’ and Shirley Haflett of Canton RR; a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Charles Scott of Robertsdale, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 North Center St., Canton, Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1995, at the Windfall United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
QUIGG –IDELLA M. KAPICHOK, 69, RD 2 Canton, PA passed away Monday Feb. 12, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born June 16, 1920 at Conshohocken, Montgomery Co., PA a daughter of Harry and Lena Quigg. She was a former nurse at the Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, PA, followed by employment at Johnson & Johnson’s, King of Prussia. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William and Margery Kapichok of RD 2 Canton; three grandchildren, Tara, Clint and Guy Kapichok, all of RD 2 Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins, including a nephew, Morris Quigg of Phoenixville, PA whom she raised. She was predeceased by her husband William H. Kapichok on March 3, 1986. Friends may call at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA Saturday Feb. 17 from noon until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Harold Keppen, retired minister, officiating. Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Kapichok’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review