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

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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

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

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

RADOMSKI - VANROY, HELEN V.,    Helen V. VanRoy, 57, of St. Petersburg, FL and formerly of Canton, died September 13. 1987.  She was born October 4, 1929 in Lebanon, NJ the daughter of Stanley and Mary Palinski Radomski.  She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy and the St. Petersburg, FL Moose Club.  Mrs. VanRoy had been a resident of St. Petersburg since 1980.  She is survived by her husband, Louis Y. VanRoy of St. Petersburg; son, Eugene VanRoy of Wisconsin; daughter, Mrs. Dent (Lona Rae) Hawthorne of Granville Summit RD1; mother, Mary Radomski of Lebanon, NJ; two brothers and two sisters; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  A funeral mass was held on September 17 (10 a.m.) at St. John’s Catholic Church in Troy with Father Stephen McGough officiating.  Burial was to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  (TGR Sept. 17, 1987)

RANCSHT - KATE M. FORNER
 Mrs. Kate M. Forner, 84, Granville Summit RR 1, PA, died Monday, October 19, 1992 in the Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Forner was born May 25, 1908 in East Germany, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ranscht.  She immigrated to the United States when she was 29 years old. She and her husband were proprietors of a poultry farm in Plainfield, NJ for over 29 years.  While in New Jersey, Mrs. Former was also employed from 1960-1970 by Visiting Homemakers Association of New Jersey Inc. She and her husband, Kurt F., moved to Granville Summit in 1974.  He predeceased her in 1980. She was a Lutheran and was an associate member of the Windfall United Methodist Church, Windfall, PA. Surviving are several nieces and nephews in Germany. Funeral and committal services were held October 22 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Jeffrey Patton officiating and interment to be in the Windfall Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, October 29, 1992)

RAUSHER –CATHERINE L. (RAUSHER) HICKS, age 83, Troy, who was a loving grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died Monday, December 13, 2004 at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was born August 26, 1921, the daughter of the late Clarence and J. Lucille (Webster) Rauscher.  Catherine assembled leather goods at the PA Leather Factory in Troy, from 1944 to 1955, and then she was an Avon Sales Representative in the Troy Area until she retired in 1981.  In their early years, Catherine and her late husband Wilbur loved and cared for many foster children.  Catherine was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church of Troy where she was active in the United Methodist Women’s Group, a member of the Troy Area Senior Citizens club since 1973 in which she volunteered for many events that the club hosted.  She was a faithful volunteer at the Bradford County Farm Museum in Alparon Park from its beginning in 1992.  She enjoyed traveling and meeting new people and wrote a weekly column for the Troy Gazette-Register and The Canton Independent sentinel.  She was a person who touched so many people’s lives with all the organizations and activities she belonged to and was involved in, a person who will truly be missed by all.  Catherine is survived by two granddaughters; April Mae Dibble (Richard) and two great-grandsons of Canton, and Terri L. Eddy Morgan (Andy) and four great-granddaughters, of Troy; a brother, Charles Webster of Florida.  Catherine is preceded in death by her husband; Wilbur “Bill” Hicks who died in 1977; daughter, DebraLu (Hicks) Kinner who died 1981; sisters; Elizabeth Rauscher and Evelyn Rausher Hicks; brother Donald Rauscher.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 west Main street, Troy, PA on Friday, December 17, 2004 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with the funeral service immediately following visitation at 1:00 PM with the Reverend Richard Noggle officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made in Catherine’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of Troy or to the American Heart Association.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RICE –GRACE RICE TWIST, 87 of 12 Lower Mountain Road, Canton died Monday Dec. 12, 1993 in the Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  Mrs. Twist was born May 9, 1906 at Fallbrook, Tioga County, Pa., a daughter of Eugene and Janet Walker Rice.  Grace was employed at Preston’s Store as a clerk when she was a teenager and later at the former Swayze Folding Box Co. Inc., Canton for 37 years.  She was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church, Ward Township, Tioga County.  Surviving are: two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Robert Chilson of LeRoy and Doris and Lewis Packard of Canton; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Predeceasing her were: her husband, Clarence R. Twist on Feb. 4, 1978; a grandson, Gary L. Packard on December 29, 1992 and one sister and three brothers.  Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 1993 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Ward United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Mrs. Twist’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

RICHART Newborn Benjamin David Richart

Died on Feb. 3, 2013 from the Williamsport Hospital. Safe in the arms of Jesus, asleep on His gentle breast, our little one is cradled, peacefully at rest.  He leaves behind his loving parents Troy and Sarah (Pelton) Richart of Canton; three brothers Isaac, Samuel and Joshua; maternal grandmother Lois Pelton of Mansfield, Pa.; paternal grandparents Herman and Debra Richart of Canton; great-grandparents Dorothy Pelton and Barbara Roupp, both of Canton; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather Gary Pelton.  Calling hours are noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the New Life Church, McMurray Road and Route 14, north of Canton. Pastor Glen Landis will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Windfall Cemetery. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Towanda Daily Review – February 6, 2013

 

RIGGS - Cora A (Mrs. Francis) Shoemaker - Troy, Feb 25- 85 of Granville Summit, died Saturday evening, Feb 24. Mrs. Shoemaker was a retired schoolteacher, having taught in the vicinity of Granville for several years. She married Francis Shoemaker in 1902. She was a devout member of the Windfall Methodist Church, being very active in all of its departments until recent years. Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mattie J Porter of Granville Summit; and two nephews, Leon VanHorn of Athens and Herbert F Porter of Williston Park, L I. The body was at Soper and Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon. Rev, Owen Barrett will officiate and interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.

RIGGS - S.T. Riggs, an old and respected citizen, died at his home of pneumonia on Tuesday of last 5 week.  The funeral was held on Thursday and was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives.  Rev.Harry Allen officiated. TGR 4-22-1902

 

ROBBINS Wilfred E. "Bill"

Troy, PA: Wilfred E. "Bill" Robbins, 88, of Troy, PA and formerly of Big Flats, NY, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at the Bradford County Manor in West Burlington, PA. He was the loving husband of Rose Marie (Haflett) Robbins. The couple married August 19, 1951 and had 60 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 11:00-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 1093 West Main Street, Troy, PA. The funeral service to honor Bill's life will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 17th, at the funeral home with Pastor William Bardo of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy officiating. Burial will follow in Windfall Cemetery. Bill was born on January 1, 1923 in Columbia Cross Roads, PA, son of the late Howard and Lisle (Leonard) Robbins. He was a US Army veteran, serving his country at the end of World War II in the occupation and rebuilding of Germany. Before the war, Bill was a machinist for Troy Machine and after was a partner in the Elmira Aeronautical Corp. before retiring in 1987. Bill was a professional pilot, logging over 14,000 hours in the air. He was honored on several occasions by the FAA and belonged to several flying clubs. He was also a member of the Elks Club. Bill was an unassuming man who loved, lived, and breathed aviation. "Wilbrod" was an inspiration and role model for many, an unsung hero who came to know the Lord one year ago. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Rose Marie; his daughter, Cathy J. (Dennis) Mahoney of Cranberry Township, PA; his sons, Steven Arthur Robbins of Elmira, NY, and David E (Peggy-Sue) Robbins of Sandpoint, ID; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; his brothers, Lee (Vivian) Robbins of Horseheads, NY and Clyde Robbins of Troy, PA; his sisters, Louise Phillips of Texas and Jeanne (Joel) Parker of Bridgeville, PA; along with several nieces, nephews, and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ray Robbins; his brother-in-law, Fred Phillips; and his sisters-in-law, Edith and Betty Robbins. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the Alzheimer's Association , 225 North Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.   Star Gazette – September 15, 2011

 

ORSON S. ROBY was born in Granville, Feb 3, 1849 and died at his home in Leolyn Oct 24, 1922 of apoplexy.  He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, one son, Paul R Roby at home and three daughters, Mrs. John Comfort of Mansfield; Mrs. George Patterson of Athens; Mrs. Thad McClure of this Borough.  Also, nine grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was held at his late home in Leolyn Oct 27.  The Rev. Claude Shaffer of the Church of Christ officiating.  Interment at Windfall.

ROCKWELL –LENA R. VANNOY, 82, Granville Summit, died Feb. 5, 1989, at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born June 28, 1906, in Granville Summit, the daughter of Raymond and Maude Larcom Rockwell.  She was a member of Bailey’s Corners Baptist Church, and the oldest member of the Granville Golden Rod Rebekah Lodge No. 567.  Mrs. VanNoy was also a member of the Troy Senior Citizens.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and George VanHorn, Daytona Beach, FL; a son and daughter-in law, Harry (Bud) and Betty VanNoy Jr., Granville Summit; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Leah White, and a nieces, Doris Barish, both of Suffern, NY.  She was predeceased by her husband, H. Lawrence VanNoy Sr., on Jan. 3, 1972.  The funeral was held Wednesday at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy with the Rev. Stephen Parker, officiating.  Burial was in Windfall cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MARVIN K. ROGERS, 85, Canton RD 2, died July 15, 1989 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Rogers was born in Armenia Township, on Jan. 25, 1904, a son of Fred and Carrie Parker Rogers.  He was a farmer for some years in the West Burlington area and later did carpentry work in Canton.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Shedden to whom he was married for 32 years; six daughters; Mrs. Helen Kilmer, Canton, Mrs. Joyce Webster, Milan, Mrs. Phyllis Blair, Pittsford, NY, Mrs. Naomi Schojan, Fairport, NY, Mrs. Dorothy Inmann, New Castle, and Mrs. Bertie Drojak, Wilmington, NC; one son, LaVerne Rogers, Victor, NY; four stepchildren, Mrs. Donna Davy, Roaring Branch, Mrs. Virginia Piontek, Canton, Charles Gates, Towanda, and James Gates, Canton; 34 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Baxter, troy, Mrs. Ruth Simcoe, Burlington, Mrs. Edna Baumann, Burlington and Mrs. Edith Haight, LaPorte; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a son, Mel Rogers, Milan, in January 1989.  The funeral service was held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral, Canton, on July 18, with the Rev. Robert Prettyman, pastor of Faith Baptist Church of Canton officiating.  Burial was in Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township.  Memorials may be directed to the Bradford Unit, American Cancer Society, 515 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROGERS Naomi RUNDELL, 92, of canton, PA, died Monday, September 18, 2000 after a brief stay at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  Born June 26, 1908 in Covington, Pa, she was the daughter of James and Bertha Tuttle Rogers.  She graduated from Practical Bible Training School in Binghamton, NY.  She worked at a high security installation in Tennessee during World War II.  She worked as a professional housekeeper before marrying a Canton area carpenter.  She was a member of St. John’s UMC in Grover and the Canton Senior Citizens.  She had been active in the Windfall United Methodist Church, the Windfall Grange, Elder Guild of Towanda and Troy Senior Citizens.  Naomi is survived by her sisters, Grace Rogers Glover of Wellsboro, PA and Blanche Louise Zenger of Mansfield, PA; stepsons, David and Barbara Rundell of Mansfield, PA and Richard and Kay Rundell of Rocky Mount, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1975; sister, Gwen Holleran and brother, Hugh Rogers.  Funeral services were held September 22 (1 pm) at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in canton with the Rev. James House officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery. Contributions in Naomi’s memory may be directed to the Green“Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, NY  Thursday,  February 27, 1997
 Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA 17724.   “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, Pa  Thursday, September 21, 2000

ROGERS –NAOMI ROGERS RUNDELL.  On the morning of Monday, Sept. 18, 2000 the Lord called home the soul of Naomi Rogers Rundell, formerly of Canton, after a brief stay at Memorial Hospital in Towanda.  She was 92 years of age.  Born June 26, 1908 in Covington Pa., she was the daughter of James and Bertha Tuttle Rogers.  Young Naomi was blessed with a giving nature and upon graduation from high school she enrolled in the Practical Bible Training School of Binghamton, N.Y.  It was her intention to pursue the life of a missionary.  However, when she graduated our nation was in the throes of the Great Depression.  Naomi thought it more prudent to stay home and help her family.  When the United States entered the Second World War, Naomi moved to Tennessee.  There she was employed at a high-security installation working with classified materials for the war effort.  After the hostilities ceased, Naomi returned home.   She worked for many years as a professional housekeeper with several families in Elmira, N.Y.  In the mid-1950s Naomi met and married a Canton area carpenter, Charles Wilmot Bill Rundell and settled into a new life in East Canton.  She was an expert Quilt maker and enjoyed making them just to give away.  It has been said that she made enough baby quilts to cover every newborn in Bradford and Tioga Counties.  After the passing of her beloved Bill in 1975, Naomi moved into the McCallum Manor in Canton, devoting much of her time to sewing and quilting until her eyesight began to fail.  She was a person who loved people, who enjoyed social entertaining in her home.  Hardly a weekend went by that she and Bill didn’t have houseguests.  Naomi always had a positive outlook on life and was always willing to lend a helping hand.  In her own way she fulfilled her missionary calling.  She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover and the Canton Senior Citizens.  Previously she had been a member of the windfall United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women, the Windfall Grange, the Elder Guild of Towanda and Troy Senior Citizens.  Naomi is survived by her sisters, Grace Rogers Glover of Wellsboro and Blanche Louise Zenger of Mansfield; stepsons, David and Barbara Rundell of Mansfield and Richard and Kay Rundell of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; sister, Gwen Holleran; and brother Hugh Rogers.  Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. with the Rev. James House, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church officiating.  Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to noon.  Interment will follow in the Windfall Cemetery.  Contributions in Naomi’s memory may be directed to the Green Free Library of Canton, 14 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES WILMOT (BILL) RUNDELL, 74, Canton RD 2, died Friday Nov. 7, 1975 at the Veterans Hospital in Bath, N.Y.  He was born Aug. 11, 1901 in Canton a son of Fay and Lura Coon Rundell.  He was a member of the Windfall Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II.  He is survived by his wife the former Naomi Rogers; his mother, Mrs. Fay Rundell of Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella; two sons, David of Mansfield and Richard of Rocky Mountain, N. Carolina; a sister, Miss Helen Rundell of Canton, several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton, Rev. Larry Clark officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

RUNDELL -  Mrs. Laura Rundell Hawthorne, 86, formerly of Canton, died Monday evening at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. She was born in Canton on Jan. 21, 1885, the daughter of David W. and Josephine Segur Rundell. She was a member of the Canton United Methodist Church and the Canton Garden Club. Mrs. Hawthorne was a very active member of the Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362 for over 60 years. She was a member of the Past Grands and was degree mistress for a number of years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Josephine Bailey of East Troy; two sons, Dean Hawthorne of Signal Mountain, TN and Robert Hawthorne of Canton; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; one brother, Reuben Rundell of Ada, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the R. T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. C. David Jones, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Windfall Cemetery.

 

SCOTT Charles A. Scott

76, of Spring Hill, Tenn., died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, in Franklin, Tenn. He was born in Huntingdon, Tenn., on April 2, 1937, a son of the late Vera P. (Marks) and Albert L. Scott. On Sept. 16, 1960, at her parents’ home in Windfall, Pa., he married Marjorie (Haflett) Scott who preceded him in death on Aug. 4, 2009.He is survived by a daughter, Tina, of Manassas, Va., wife of Mike Ashkouri; and two sons, Lyndon, husband of Nancy Scott, of Spring Hill, Tenn., and Tony Scott, of Houston, Texas; two brothers, William, husband of Darlene Scott, of Robertsdale, Pa., and Robert, husband of Judy Scott, of Reading, Pa.; along with two grandchildren, Julie, wife of Richie Wessman of Kailua, Hawaii, and Justin Collins of Manassas, Va.; three brother-in-laws, Dennis Ritchey, Don and Mert Haflett; numerous nieces and nephews .He was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Ritchey. Friends are invited to call from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Inc. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Inc., Broad Top City, Pa. Services will also be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Pepper Funeral Home on Springbrook Drive in Canton, Pa., with Rev. Jasper Smith officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be at Windfall Cemetery in Granville Summit, Pa. The family will provide flowers, memorials may be directed to Mt. Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 4497 Kedron Rd. Spring Hill, TN 37174. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home Springbrook Drive, Canton, Pa.  Towanda Daily Review – November 30, 2013

 

SECHRIST - Beverly Shanks, 82, of Towanda RR 5, Sheshequin Township, Pa., was released from her arthritic body and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Memorial Hospital, North Towanda Township, Pa.  Born on Aug. 7, 1926, in Williamsport, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Leroy and Mae Purhenn Sechrist. She was raised in Troy, Pa., and graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1944. She married D. Allen Shanks on May 27, 1944. After Mr. Shanks served a term in the military, they lived in Providence, R.I., for a brief time. They returned to this area and lived in Windfall for 40 years, before moving to Sheshequin Township 15 years ago.  Mrs. Shanks' main interests in life were her home, family and church. She was a very active member of Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and helper for more than 35 years. She will be remembered by many as "Grandma the candy lady"; she faithfully prayed for others and truly loved God's word and participated in the Bible memorization program for many years.  Surviving are her husband of 64 years, D. Allen Shanks; six children: sons, David A. Shanks III and his wife, Susan, Towanda RR 5, James Shanks Sr. and his wife, Diane, Towanda RR 1, Roy Shanks and his wife, Lyndall, Athens RR 1, Steven Shanks and his wife, Laurie, Athens, and Glenn Shanks and his wife, Joan, East Smithfield RR 1; daughter, Mary Pickering and her husband, Jim, Wysox RR 2; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her twin sister, Ellen Hawthorne, Kulpmont, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandsons Joey Shanks and Eric Towner, and an infant brother, Page Sechrist.  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township, Pa. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa., in Mrs. Shanks' memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review,

SECULES –FREDA A. SMITH, 82, Canton RR 3, died, May 2, 1999 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born September 14, 1916 in Muncy Valley, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Fulmer Secules.  She was a graduate of Sonestown High School, class of 1935.  Shortly following graduation on September 19, 1935 she married Paul Smith in Muncy Valley.  In 1939 the young couple settled in Windfall where they acquired a dairy farm and shared in the daily operations for the next 26 years.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover and the Windfall Grange No. 257.  She enjoyed nature, especially flowers and gardening.  She also loved to go for walks in the woods.  Surviving are her husband, Paul; daughters and their spouses, Judy and Wayne Huntington, Columbia Cross Roads and Mary Ellen and Dennis Thomas, Eden, WY; sons and their spouses, Ed and Dody Smith and Bob and Dureda Smith, all of Canton; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard Secules, Troy; sister-in-law, Josephine Smith, Bradford County Manor; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia Ann; an infant sister, Martha; and brother Ernest.  The funeral service was held May 5 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with her pastor Rev. James House, officiating.  Interment was in the Windfall Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the St. John’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 4, Grover, PA in Mrs. Smith’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SECULES Freda A. SMITH, 82, of RR 3, Canton, PA died Sunday, May 2, 1999 at Bradford County Manor.  Born on September 14, 1916 in Muncy Valley, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Fullmer Secules.  In 1939 she and her husband Paul Smith settled in Windfall, PA where they acquired a dairy farm and shared in its daily operations for the next 26 years.  Mrs. Smith was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover and the Windfall Grange No. 257.  She is survived by her husband, Paul; daughters and their spouses, Judy and Wayne Huntington of Columbia Cross Roads and Mary Ellen and Dennis Thomas of Eden, WY; sons and their spouses, Ed and Dody Smith, Bob and Dureda Smith, all of Canton; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard Secules of Troy; sister-in-law, Josephine Secules of the Bradford County Manor; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by an infant daughter Patricia Ann; infant sister, Martha and brother, Ernest.  Funeral services were held May 5 (calling hours, 10-11 with funeral to follow) at the Springbrook Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. James C. House officiating and interment to be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the St. John’s United Methodist Church, PO Box 4, Grover, PA 17734 in Mrs. Smith’s memory. “Troy Gazette-Register,”

GUY E. SEELEY, 74 of Canton RD 2, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 1979 at Troy Community Hospital.  Born April 23, 1905 in Canton Township the son of Harvey and Nelle Jones Seeley, he was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church.  Mr. Seeley was retired from the Ward Foundry in Blossburg where he was employed for 24 years.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Minnequa Grange and a life member of the Canton Fire Co.  Guy and Alice Seeley celebrated 54 years of marriage Aug. 31, 1979.  He is survived by his wife, Alice Smith Seeley; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Stanton of Canton, Mrs. Layton (Nelle) Calkins of Troy RD 2, and Mrs. Ted (Marie) Foust of Canton RD 2; a son, Tom Seeley of Canton RD 2; two brothers, Lloyd H. Seeley of Canton RD 2 and Gordon W. Seeley of Troy, 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the conclusion of the calling hours at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy with the Rev. Ann Palmer officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to the East Troy United Methodist Church.  –Towanda Daily Review

SEELEY Lewis J.
Age 88, of RD 1, Troy, PA, diedSunday, May 3, 2009, at the Troy Hospital. Lewis was born on August 10, 1920 in Troy, PA, son of the late Earl and Jen Packard Seeley. He was a graduate of Troy High School. He spent his entire life in the farming industry and in 1962 he and his wife Marie established the Milky Way Farms business. Lewis was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy, Trojan Lodge No. 306 F & AM, Valley of Towanda and Valley of Williamsport Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite 32 degree. He recently received the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture Pioneer Award. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Marie (Foust) Seeley; sons, Dennis (Jean) Seeley of East Aurora, NY, Vance (Terry) Seeley of Towanda, PA, Kim (Ann) Seeley of Troy, PA; daughter, Beth (Claude) Carmen of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Jody (John) Ulmer, ReaAnn (Larry) Poturalski, Jeriah Ameigh, Nicole (Steve) Harris, Brynne (Jeremy) Renzo, Brett Carmen, Shon (Jessica) Seeley, Dane Seeley; great-grandchildren, DJ Ulmer, Craig and Emma Poturalski; brothers and sisters-in-law, Norma Shedden, Betty (Wilber) Slingerland, Joey (Ellen) Foust and Marie Foust; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lewis was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Doris (Larue) Ritz; brothers and sisters-in-law, Blanche (Thomas) Mott and Ted Foust. Family and friends are invited to call from 11:30 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at the First Presbyterian Church, West Main Street, Troy, PA. Lewis's service will be held at the church at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend Bill Barto and Reverend Gary Zuber officiating. Interment will follow in Windfall Cemetery, Granville Summit, PA. Memorials in Lewis's memory are directed to the Troy Community Hospital, 100 John Street, Troy, PA 16947.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/4/2009 - 5/5/2009

SEELEY –PHYLLIS JANE SEELEY STANTON died while peacefully sleeping, from complications of pancreatic cancer, on March 8, 2007.  She was 78 years old.  Born in 1928, she graduated from Canton High School in 1946, and then worked in Troy and Elmira, N.Y., before her marriage in 1950. She lovingly raised her three children and was involved in several social clubs until she returned to work, mainly at the Acme in Canton.  Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Dawne Stanton Nock of Port Townsend, Wash., son-in-law, Bill, and grandson, Will; her son, Stephen G. Stanton, of Paoli, Pa., her daughter-in-law Kim and granddaughter, Olesya; her son, Timothy F. Stanton of Casselbury, Fla., and her daughter-in-law Faith and grandson Rob. She is also survived by her sisters, Nelle Calkins of Troy and Marie Foust of Canton; many nieces and nephews; and cousin, Jane McMurray of Canton and her family, and many additional relatives and friends. Mrs. Stanton was predeceased by her parents, Guy and Alice Seeley, and her brother Tom Seeley.  She will be missed by family and friends who will always remember her quick wit, easy smile and rolled eyes. A celebration of her life will take the form of a buffet luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at the Windfall Church, Canton.  Please remember Phyllis with photos and stories — no flowers are necessary. Rather, please donate to Guthrie Hospice in her name with an acknowledgement to her daughter, Dawne, at Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa.  Professional services have been entrusted to the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review 3/13/2007

TOM L. SEELEY age 49 of Canton RD 2 died Tuesday, July 13, 1982 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Seeley was born on Sept. 8, 1932 in Sayre the son of Guy and Alice Smith Seeley.  He was a member of the East Troy United Methodist Church and the Canton Moose Lodge.  He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Seeley on Dec. 22, 1979.  He is survived by his mother, Alice Smith Seeley, Canton RD 2; three sisters, Phyllis Stanton, Canton, Mrs. Nelle Calkins, Troy RD 2 and Mrs. Ted (Marie) Foust, Troy RD 2; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  The funeral was held on Thursday, July 15, 1982 at 2:00 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  The Rev. Ann Palmer officiated.  Burial was in Windfall Cemetery.

SHANKS D. Allen Shanks Jr.
86, of Towanda RR5, Sheshequin Twp. Pa., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday Oct. 5, 2010 from the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born June 26, 1924 in Providence, R.I. he was the son of the late David Allen Shanks Sr. and Mary Johnston Shanks. He was a graduate of Providence High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Allen was proud to have been at Iwo Jima when the U.S. flag was raised.  On May 27, 1944 he married the former Beverly Sechrist and the couple lived in Providence, R.I. for a brief time. They returned to this area and lived in Windfall for 50 years, before moving to Sheshequin Township 11 years ago. Mr. Shanks was employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda from 1952 to 1985 where he acquired several patents for his work. His main interest in life encompassed his family, church and home. He was a very devoted and active member of Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, where he served as a deacon for many years. During the 1950s, Allen served as a Boy Scout Troop Leader in Windfall, Pa. He enjoyed camping and electronics. Allen was an active ham radio operator WA3EBG/K3SH in the area and handled messaging for missions for many years. Surviving are: six children, sons, David A. Shanks III and his wife Susan of Towanda, RR 5, James Shanks Sr. and his wife Diane, of N. Towanda, Roy Shanks and his wife Lyndall of Athens, Steven Shanks and his wife Laurie of Athens, Glenn Shanks and his wife Joan of East Smithfield; daughter, Mary Pickering and her husband Jim of Wysox RR2; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ellen Hawthorne of Kulpmont, Pa.; a niece, Betty Millin of Lowell, Mass. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Beverly Shanks on Feb. 14, 2009, grandsons, Joey Shanks and Eric Towner and sisters, Ethel and Dorothy.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at the Independent Baptist Church, Cherry St., Towanda, Pa., with Pastor Donn Hauser officiating. Interment will follow in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township, Pa., with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa., in D. Allen Shanks Jr's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. - Towanda Daily Review, October 6, 2010

BRYCE S. SHEDDEN SR.
 Bryce Shedden Sr., 55, of Troy RR 2, died Saturday, November 23, 1991 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born April 14, 1936 in Sayre, the son of Howard and Evelyn Morningstar Shedden. He was employed at Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton for 24 years.  Surviving besides his mother, of Canton, are his wife, Christine M. Porter Shedden; sons, Bryce S. Jr. of East Canton, Roger L. Sr. of Troy RR 3 an Howard D. of Canton RR; daughters, Cheryl Ann Driscoll of Troy RR 3, Barbara Jean Foulford of Columbia Cross Roads, Debra L. Williams of Troy RR 3, Evelyn Kay Swain of Mansfield and Linda S. Bulock of Syracuse, NY; 25 grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; a special child, Bobbi Jo Roupp; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held November 27 (2 pm) at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with the Rev. Bradley Smith, pastor of the Troy Area Fellowship Baptist Church, officiating and interment to be in Windfall Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, November 28, 1991)

SHEDDEN –DOROTHY SHEDDEN KITHCART, 80, formerly of the Canton area, died on Friday morning, May 6, 2005, at the Bradford County Manor.  Dorothy Marie Shedden was born on Sept. 15, 1924 in Granville Summit and was one of 13 children of the late James and Mable (Colton) Shedden.  Dorothy grew up on the family’s farm near Bunyan Hill.  On Jan. 8, 1943, Dorothy married Howard Kithcart in Wysox.  They were blessed with over 61 years together until his passing on Jan. 18, 2004.  Dorothy will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  Her own special ways of caring for home and family brought her much happiness.  She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed canning for many years.  Surviving are her children, Howard Kithcart Jr. of Sayre, Shirley A. and Marsdon Ayres of Canton, rose M. and Joseph Goodman of Waverly, N.Y., Peggy J. and Walter Gowin Jr. of  Laceyville, Sandy L. and Rick Segur of Canton, and Mary L. and Richard Root of Towanda; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters, Eleanor Comstock and Deana (Robert) Haner, all of Candor, N.Y., and Hazel Saunders and Grace Rogers, both of Canton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her beloved husband, Howard, Mrs. Kithcart was predeceased by a son, James Duane Kithcart; three sisters, Alice Williams, Irene Shedden and Joy Bennett; and five brothers, Howard, Harold, Gerald, Max and Arthur Shedden.  Her family invites friends to call from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 9, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will follow with burial in Windfall Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mrs. Kithcart’s name to the Bradford County Manor’s Activities Fund, RR 3, Box 322, Troy, Pa. or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

HAROLD M. SHEDDEN.  Funeral and committal services for Harold M. Shedden of Canton RD 1 will be held Saturday at noon from the Morse Funeral Home, 12 E. Main St., Canton.  Officiating will be the Rev. Larry Clark, pastor of the Windfall Methodist Church.  Mr. Shedden, 64, died Wednesday, July 20, 1977 at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born in Granville Summit Jan. 17, 1913, the son of James and Mable Colton Shedden.  He was a farmer in LeRoy Township for many years and was also a maintenance worker at the Bradford County Manor.  Mr. Shedden was a member of the Windfall grange.  His survivors include his wife, the former Evelyn Walburn; one son, Harold J. Shedden of Granville Summit; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Wright of Tunkhannock, Mrs. Beverly Hamm of Troy, and Mrs. Harold Carney of Germany; his mother, Mrs. James Shedden of Canton; three brothers, Max Shedden of Elmira, Gerald Shedden of Long Island, N.Y., and Arthur Shedden of Owego; eight sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Comstock of Elmira, Mrs. Kenneth Shedden of Granville, Mrs. Edward Saunders of Canton, Mrs. Howard Kithcart of Canton, Mrs. Henry Bennett of Granville, Mrs. Marvin Rogers of Canton, Mrs. Robert Haner of Owego and Mrs. Clifford Williams of Owego; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery. -Towanda Daily Review.

SHEDDEN –JANET L. LARRABEE. On the morning of August 24, 2002, Canton Township resident Janet Louise (Shedden) Larrabee, 68, died quietly at Troy Community Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in Granville Summit January 15, 1934, she was the daughter of Howard F. and Evelyn (Morningstar) Shedden.  She attended the Granville Center School and Troy High School.  She was a bright student with an analytical mind who readily absorbed and understood all manner of academic studies.  But as was often the case in those days, she left high school early to help out on the family farm.  Aside from the usual farm chores, she served as caregiver to her young brothers and sister during the times when their mother was employed outside the home.  However, she recognized the importance of an education and it was not long before she went back to earn her G.E.D.  There was a young lad named Charles Larrabee who lived not too far away. The two had known each other for several years, with apparently little, if any, interest on either   part.  But one day, after reaching his teen years, Charlie was logging on the Shedden’s property when suddenly he and Janet saw each other in a different light than they ever had previously.  Before long she was being courted by Charlie and in 1951 they were untied in marriage.  Together they raised a son and a daughter, Mrs. Larrabee was a mother and homemaker but also worked outside the home.  For a while she was employed by Corning Glass and later by the former Endicott and Johnson shoe manufacturing plant in Mildred, where she remained for 12 years.  For the last 15 years she and her husband lived in Beech Flats, Canton Township.  She was an avid gardener, at one time raising two acres of strawberries annually.  She was skilled at such handcrafts as crocheting and sewing and had often made cloths for her children.  Her quick mind made her a whiz at jigsaw and crossword puzzles.  She was also quite the card shark, especially at her favorite game, 500 Rummy.  Mrs. Larrabee was a lover of the great outdoors and enjoyed fishing in Canada and watching the birds in the wild.  She was never one for joining clubs or organizations.  Rather the most important group in her life was her beloved family.  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were blessings in her life and with her warm smile and keen sense of humor; she was a blessing to them as well.  Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Charles, at home; son, Alan (and Lorraine) Larrabee, Wyalusing; daughter, Donna (and John) Sweat, Wysox; brothers, Boyd Sherman Shedden, Elmira, Dale F. Shedden, Granville Summit and Jack LaRue (and Connie) Shedden, Canton; brother-in-law, Glenn Johnston, Granville Summit; six grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her brother Bryce Sheldon Shedden in 1993; mother, Evelyn M. Shedden in 2001; and sister, Bonnie Sue Johnston in 2002.  In accordance with her expressed wishes there will be no calling hours or public services.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SHEDDEN Janet L. Louise Shedden LARRABEE, 68, Canton Township, PA died at Troy Community Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in Granville Summit, Paon January 15, 1934 she was the daughter of Howard F. and Evelyn Morningstar Shedden.  She attended Granville Center School and Troy High School.  She received a GED.  She was employed by Corning Glass and for 12 years by the former Endicott Johnson Shoe Company in Mildred.  For the last 15 years she and her husband lived in Beech Flats, PA.  Janet is survived by her husband of 51 years. Charles Larrabee, at home; son Alan (and Lorraine) Larrabee of Wyalusing, PA; daughter, Donna (and John) Sweat of Wysox, RR 2, PA; brothers, Boyd Shedden of Elmira, NY, Dale Shedden of Granville Summit and Jack (and Connie) Shedden of Canton; brother-in-law, Glenn Johnston of Granville Summit; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Bryce Shedden in 1993; her mother, Evelyn M. Shedden in 2002; and sister, Bonnie Sue Johnston in 2002.  In accordance with Janet’s wishes, there were no public services; internment was to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Professional services were entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Troy Gazette Register

SHEDDEN –JOSEPHINE BENNETT, on August 14, 2001, the Lord called home the soul of His servant, Josephine Shedden Bennett, 80 from her Canton residence after a long, brave battle with cancer.  Born on Bunyan Hill, September 11, 1920, she was one of eight girls and five boys in the family of James and Mabel Colton Shedden.  She met a young man names Henry Joseph Bennett and on February 11, 1937, they were untied in marriage and shared 62 years together, raising two sons and two daughters.  Their first home was a farm in Gillett.  Mrs. Bennett worked at the Tom Sawyer Motel and the Artistic Card Shop in Elmira; and also worked for several years at Belmar Manufacturing Co. in Canton.  But first and foremost, she was a wife, mother and homemaker.  She enjoyed the domestic role; baking, cooking and entertaining her family.  She loved having as many relatives as possible over the Sunday dinner.  “You need to sit down and eat,” was her oft-repeated phrase.  She took great pride in her home, both inside and out.  Even so, it was still a place where children could play.  She was an avid gardener, adorning her home with the flowers she raised.  The Bennetts moved to Granville Summit, where they resided for 40 years.  In 1984, they located to Candor, N.Y.  After Mr. Bennett’s passing in 1999, she decided to return to Bradford County to be closer to her family, and in October of 2000 she moved to Canton.  She was known for her great sense of humor as well as her straightforwardness.  You always knew where you stood with her.  She had a great love for horses dating back to her childhood on the farm, and in later years she accumulated an extensive collection of horse-related memorabilia.  Mrs. Bennett had a lifelong love and commitment for the Lord, and for many years was affiliated with the Windfall United Methodist Church.  Her faith never faltered, even during her debilitating illness.  As her days grew short, she could be heard singing the same sweet gospel songs that she had sung for eight decades, while her beloved family stood by her side.  Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Floyd and Jean Bennett, Gillett and Douglas and Carol Bennett, Granville Summit; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Harry Bonnell, Gillett and Doris and John Gowin, LeRoy; a special granddaughter, and husband, Pat and Brent May; 13 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters Eleanor Comstock, Candon, N.Y., Grace Rogers, Canton, Dorothy and Harry Kithcart, Towanda, Hazel Saunders, Canton and Geraldine Haner, Candon, N.Y.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; granddaughter Teresa Ann Muszynski; brothers, Max, Harold Howard, Arthur and Gerald Shedden; and sisters Irene Shedden and Alice Williams.  The funeral service was held August 17 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with Pastor Laurie Greenlaw of Millerton Wesleyan Church officiating.  Interment was in Windfall Cemetery.

SHEDDEN, LIAL J.,   Lial J. Shedden, 73, of Troy RD1, died June 1, 1987 at Troy Community Hospital.  He was born May 28, 1914 in Granville Township, the son of Fred and Lou Hawthorne Shedden.  Mr. Shedden was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church, the Troy Grange and National Rifle Association.  He was a life-long farmer and an avid hunter.  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma Foust Shedden; sons, Dale Shedden of Troy, RD1, Leo Shedden of Troy, RD3 and Neil Shedden of Montgomery, RD1; daughter, Claire M.Case of Troy, RD2; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Lloyd Shedden of Granville Summit RD1 and Leon Shedden, also of Granville Summit RD1; sisters, Neva NcMurray of Granville Summit RD1, Gertrude Wright of Canton, RD1 and Mrs. George (Lillian) Cole of Avoca, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive.   Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with Rev.Douglas Graybill officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  (TGR June 18, 1987)

Lillian Winifred SHEDDEN Cole
By CQ News
CQ Services
Thu, 19 May 2005 9:27 AM
Lillian Winifred Shedden Cole, a native of Granville Township, died unexpectedly at her residence the morning of Tuesday, May 17, 2005. She was 86 years of age. She was born in Granville Township on June 17, 1918, the daughter of Fred and Lou (Hawthorne) Shedden. She was a graduate of Troy High School, part of the Class of 1936. While attending school, Lillian worked in the school’s cafeteria where she caught the eye of fellow student George Wesley Cole. He would later remark that he was quite taken with the beautiful lady who served him his lunch. Lillian’s involvement in the Epworth League, a Methodist youth organization, afforded even more opportunities for she and George to get to know one another, and soon a beautiful romance blossomed. George and Lillian were wed, and together they shared 64 years and raised two sons and two daughters. For at least 40 of those 64 years, the Coles resided in the Avoca, N.Y. area. Mrs. Cole worked for a while in food service at the V.A. Hospital in Bath, N.Y., and later as an electronics assembler at Westinghouse. But her primary devotion was centered around her family. Mrs. Cole served many years as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Boy Scout leader with Troop #32 in Avoca. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bath. Most importantly, she was a woman with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord. After Lillian and George returned to Granville Township they both became active members of the Windfall United Methodist Church. Lillian is survived by her husband of 64 years, George, at home; her son, Glen Wesley (and Connie) Cole of Angelica, N.Y.; daughters, Jean Louise Taylor of Rock Ledge, Fla. and Marilyn “Melon” Joyce (and Joel) Richman of Skaneateles, N.Y.; brothers, Lloyd (and Edith) Shedden and Leon (and Jean) Shedden, all of Granville Summit, Pa.; sisters, Neva McMurray of Granville Summit and Gertrude Wright of East Canton, Pa.; as well as nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, special grandson Ken Allen, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, Don George Cole; a sister, Marcella; and a brother, Lyle Shedden. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Windfall United Methodist Church, with Pastor Nettie Treat officiating. There will be an additional time of visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Windfall Cemetery.

LLOYD D. SHEDDEN, 85, life-long resident of the Windfall area, died peacefully at home October 1, 2005 while surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Windfall on April 12, 1920, he was the son of the late Fred and Lou (Hawthorne) Shedden.  As a young man he attended school in Windfall.  He graduated from Troy High School, class of 1939.  On August 6, 1941 he married Edith “Ede” Elvidge in East Smithfield.  Together they shared 64 years of loving marriage and were blessed with three children.  Shortly following marriage, they acquired a dairy farm and saw to the daily operations for well over 40 years.  He possessed a strong work ethic and also worked as a carpenter in Elmira for many years until retiring in 1982.  He was a member of the Windfall United Methodist Church, Windfall Grange No. 257, Granville Center International Order of the Odd Fellows, the NRA, and the Carpenter’s Local 281.  His family and friends will fondly remember him as an exceptional storyteller.  Playing cards and spending time on his boat “Windfall” were always a favorite pastime.  He loved working with wood, the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter.   Most of all he dearly loved his family.  He was always happiest when attending a family get together, especially while in the presence of his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  Surviving are his wife, Edith “Ede” at home; son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Betty Shedden, Granville Summit; daughters and a son-in-law, Dolores and Tom Close, Troy and Mary Lou Shedden, Montgomery; granddaughters, Lynette (Ray) Chaapel, Karen (Dave) Burt, Beth Shedden, Wendy Boyles and Jackie Close; great-grandchildren, Kellen and Sydney Boyles; brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Jean Shedden, Granville Summit; sisters, Gertrude Wright, Canton and Neva McMurray, Granville Summit; sister-in-law, Norma Shedden, Troy; brothers-in-law, George Cole and Stuart Freeman both of Granville Summit; Vernon Robbins, Columbia Cross Roads; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and dear friends.  Mr. Shedden was predeceased by a brother Lial Shedden; sisters, Lillian Cole, Marcella and Elaine Shedden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Percy McMurray, Lillian Wright, Gladys Freeman, Amy Elvidge, Doris Robbins, Elizabeth and Max DePew, James and Elma Elvidge, John and Helen Elvidge.  The funeral was held October 4 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Nettie Treat and Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial followed in the Windfall Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider a memorial in Mr. Shedden’s name to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR #1, Box 175 Granville Summit, PA or the Guthrie Hospice, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SHEDDEN - MAE KENDALL
 Mae Kendall, 90, Troy, PA died Saturday, December 29, 1990 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born July 1, 1900 in Barclay, PA, the daughter of James and Millie Powers Shedden. Mrs. Kendall was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Merle and Jean Kendall, Troy RD 2, Clifford and Ruth Kendall, Bumpass, VA, Robert G. and Barbara Kendall, Troy RD 2, Jack and Noddy Kendall, Troy RD 1; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Betty Kendall, Troy and Jackie Beach, Sayre; brother-in-law, Austin Kendall, Sebring, FL; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Louis P. Kendall in 1985; sons, Philip Kendall in 1970 and Wayne Kendall in 1974. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on January 1 with Pastor Bill Pepper officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 3, 1991)

SHEDDEN Miss Marcella- 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shedden, Granville Summit, lost her life this Thursday morning, November 20, 1947, at 2:25 when a car driven by Delbert Cochran, Glenwood Ave, Elmira Heights, missed the bridge at the Benson store, Fassett, and landed in a deep hole in the creek. They were preceeding toward Troy in a 1947 Ford Sportsmen’s convertible, which is a total loss. Mr. Cochran is in the Argot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, with head injuries and lacerations of the left cheek. The car was nearly submerged and it is said that two truck men, fully clothed, jumped into the icy waters to recover Miss Sheddens’s body. She expected to be in her home for her mother’s birthday this Thursday. She was a graduate of Troy high School in 1942 and had been staying with her sister, Mrs. George Cole, Elmira. She was also survived by her parents, two other sisters; Mrs. Liston Wright, East Canton; Mrs. Percy McMurray, Windfall; three brothers-Lloyd and Leon, Granville Summit; Lisle, Troy and a grandmother, Mrs. Millie Shedden, Granville. Funeral will be held at 2 pm Sunday from her late home. Rev. Owen Barrett with burial in the Windfall Cemetery.

SHEDDEN –MAUDE W. (SHEDDEN) DUART, 90, of the Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home, formally of Windfall, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  She was born on November 28, 1910 in Granville Twp., a daughter of the late Frank and Mertie (Bown) (Should read Mertie Crandle) Shedden.  Maude was the widow of Dean H. Duart, with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage before his passing on June 19, 1996.  She was a life member of the Windfall United Methodist Church where she was active in the WSCS.  Maude was also a member of the church choir, and a Sunday school teacher.  Maude was a member of the ETUDE Music Club and a member of the Windfall Grange for over 50 years.  She was employed at the Ben Franklin Store in Troy for many years.  Maude enjoyed all crafts, especially sewing, knitting and crocheting.  She is survived by her son, David (Helen) Duart of Tucson, Az.; daughters Janice Wright of Troy; Sharon Finnerty of Columbia Cross Roads, and Patricia (Alan) Knights of Troy; daughter-in-law, Jean Duart of Troy; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband and parents, Maude is predeceased by her son, Thomas Duart in 1969, grandson, C. Robert Wright Jr. in 1973; son-in-law, C. Robert Wright, Sr. in 1991, and Richard Finnerty in 1998; sisters, Bessie Porter and Mary Lutomski; brothers, Harry and Dean Shedden.  Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. on Saturday, April 21, 2001 from 12 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in Maude’s name may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church, c/o Marjorie Pratt, RR 1 Granville Summit, PA. –Towanda Daily Review.

SHEDDEN –NEVA (SHEDDEN) MCMURRAY, 93, long-time resident of Windfall, Pa. died on April 26, 2006 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born on March 16, 1913 in Windfall, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Lou (Hawthorne) Shedden.  She was a 1932 graduate of Troy High School.  She married Percy McMurray on July 8, 1935 in East Canton.  They were hard working people and proud of their diary farm near Windfall.  The McMurray’s were blessed with three sons and shared over 48 years together before his passing on August 29, 1983.  Her family meant the world to her.  In addition to her devoted care of family and home, she worked in the barn and drove school bus in Granville Township for 30 years.  She had beautiful gardens for many years and also liked to crochet.  She was a member of Windfall’s United Methodist Church and enjoyed bowling with the Troy Women’s Bowling Association.  In 1995 she was honored by her induction into their bowling hall of fame.  Surviving are sons; Clifton McMurray, Canton, Bruce (Karen) McMurray, Phoenix, AZ and Gene (Anna Marie) McMurray, Granville Summit; grandchildren: Mark McMurray and Cindy (David) Brown of Canton, Tina (Stacy) Brackman, New Jersey, Hope (Benny) Thompson, Ogdensburg, Brenda Fly, Texas, Travis McMurray, Lori (Andrew) Stegeman and Janis Jamison all of Arizona; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother, Gertrude Wright, Canton and Leon (Jean) Shedden, Granville Summit; sisters-in-law, Ede Shedden and Sibyl (John) Pyle, all of Granville Summit and Norma Shedden, Troy; brother-in-law, George Cole, Granville Summit; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her beloved husband Percy Andrew, she was predeceased by sisters, Lillian Shedden Cole, May 17, 2005, Marcella Shedden, Nov of 1947, infant Elaine Shedden, June of 1930; brothers, Lial Shedden, June 1, 1987 and Lloyd Shedden, October 1, 2005; granddaughter, Lisa McMurray Myers, Dec. 3, 1999 and two great grandsons; Joshua Brown, Nov . of 1986 and Ryan Myers, October 2003; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Bowen.  The funeral service was held April 30th at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Pastor Nettie Treat officiating.  Burial was in Windfall Cemetery.  Those who wish may consider a donation in Mrs. McMurray’s memory to the Windfall United Methodist Church, RR#1, Box 175, Granville Summit, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

AIDAN JAMES SHEPARD - Baby boy Aidan James Shepard was called to heaven's angels on Jan. 18, 2008 from the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Surviving are his parents, Danielle Buck and Kyle Shepard of Towanda, Pa.; maternal family: grandparents, Duane Jr. and Carletta Buck of Windfall, Pa.; great-grandparents, Mary (William) Timm of Athens, Pa., Edward Stone of Canton, Pa., and Duane Buck Sr. of Mountain Lake, Pa.; great-great-grandfather, Mark Buck of Troy, Pa.; and uncles, T.J. Scott (Dorothy) and Dana Stone (Katie), all of Luthers Mills, Pa.; paternal family: grandparents, Dale and Penny Shepard of Granville Summit, Pa.; great-grandparents, Janice M. Kellogg of East Smithfield, Pa., and Phil Sr. and Donna Shepard of Canton; great-great-grandparents, Norma Smiley and Helen Brown, both of Troy, Pa., and Ruby (Bill) Bailey of Florida; an aunt, Janna (Thad) Dibble of Troy; his godfather, Justin Sheridan of Towanda; dear family friends, Glenn and Debbie Smith and their family of Gold, Pa.; numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and extended family.  He was predeceased by a great-grandfather, Donald Kellogg, and great-great-grandparents Ellen Buck, Merwin Smiley and Willard Brown.  A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Windfall Cemetery with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Baby Aidan may be made to "The January Account," c/o Guthrie Federal Credit Union, 104 N. Elmira Ave. Sayre, Pa.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SHOEMAKER -  Shoemaker, Amasa W-a well known resident of Troy for many years expired Wednesday afternoon at his home in this boro following a long period of physical decline, aged 58 years. Mr. Shoemaker was an attendant of the Universalist church. He is survived by his wife, mother, Mrs. Aseneth Shoemaker, four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. O S Bobie of Pembryn, Mrs. James Haxton of Granville, Mrs. John Jones and Mrs. A J Rathbun of Grover, C R Shoemaker of Niagara Falls and Charles Shoemaker of Granville. The funeral will be held at 2 on Friday afternoon.

SHOEMAKER Anna-  A shocking accident occurred at the Suffern Crossing of the Erie Railroad tracks at Elmira Heights last Saturday morning which resulted in the death of Mrs. Anna Rathbun a former resident of this place and Grover, who had many friends and relatives here.  Having been in poor health of late she had been in the habit of taking daily walks and left her home about ten o’clock.  Nothing was thought of her absence until noon when her husband A. J. Rathbun returned from work and heard that a woman had been killed and went to investigate.  There was only one witness to the accident, even the crew of the engine did not know they had struck anyone and the train was not stopped.  She was fifty-four years of age and leaves her husband, a son Dean and an adopted son Leon; also a brother Chas. Shoemaker, three sisters, Mrs. James Haxton, Mrs. Jon Jones, and Mrs. Orson Roby and a host of friends.  The funeral was held Monday at the Windfall M. E. church, Rev. Frey of Grover officiated by Rev. Patterson of Grover and Rev. Alfred Trickett of East Canton.  Much sympathy is expressed for the family in their sudden and tragic bereavement.   TGR 1919

CECIL R. SHOEMAKER died Monday afternoon (July 11, 1938) at his home on Union Street after a brief illness of heart trouble.  He was 78 years old and a native of Granville, but had spent most of his life in Niagara Falls, coming to Canton a year ago.  During his active life he was a carpenter and contractor.  Surviving are his widow, Minnie Crofutt Shoemaker; a son Ray and daughter, Mrs. Cora Fleming, both of Elmira; seven grandchildren, a brother, Charles of Cowley.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from his late home and burial was made in Windfall Cemetery.  Rev. LaRue Brown was the officiating clergyman.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

SHOEMAKER Charles L. Shoemaker

western Bradford County's oldest citizen, died on May 31.  He was 95 years old last August.  TGR 1963

 

SHOEMAKER - ELOISE S. REIN
 Eloise S. Rein, 84, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA, died there Sunday, December 29, 1991.  Mrs. Rein was formerly of LeRoy. Eloise was born September 7, 1907 at LeRoy, a daughter of Wilber and Phoebe Morse Shoemaker. Mrs. Rein was one of the first switchboard operators for the LeRoy-Barclay Mt. phone line.  From 1936-1970 she residded in Springfield, NJ and in 1970 Mrs. Rein and her husband, William Rein, made their home in LeRoy.  William predeceased her on December 29, 1980. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Dorothy Pelton, Springfield, NJ; step-daughter and tep-son-in-law, Marilyn and Edward Ledford, Matawan, NJ; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton on December 31 with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating  and interment  to be in the Windfall Cemetery, Windfall. Memorial donations may be directed to the LeRoy Community Association in care of Mrs. Vicki Schrader, RR 1, Box 153, Canton, PA 17724. (TGR, Thursday, January 2, 1992)

FLOYD R. SHOEMAKER, 76 of Granville RD 1 died Monday, May 19, 1986 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. Shoemaker was born July 4, 1909 at Branchport, N.Y., the son of Raymond J. and Lulu M. Harris Shoemaker.  He lived his entire life in LeRoy Township, except for one year.  He retired in 1970 as a self-employed dairy farmer on the farm originated by his great-great-grandfather.  Mr. Shoemaker was a member of the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church and the Windfall Grange No. 257.  He was a member of the Good Sam Club – a recreational vehicle association.  He was also a member of the National Riffle Association and a member of the Country Folks C.B. Club, his C.B. “handle,” being “Snowball.”  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Winifred Wilcox; son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Nelda Shoemaker of Binghamton; daughter and son-in-law, Esther and Raymond Ackley of Canton RD 1; three granddaughters, Mrs. Richard (Mary Lou) Lurie of Hazlet, N.J.; Mrs. Charles (Helene) Whiteman of Coventry, Rhode Island and Mrs. James (Rachel) Bunch of Lynchburg, Va.; grandson, Scott A. Ackley of Canton RD 1; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur (Clell) and Harriet Shoemaker of Latham, N.Y.; two great-grandsons; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Raymond Ackley, his pastor and son-in-law officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o’clock.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be directed to the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, Box 209, RD 1, Canton, Pa.  –Canton Independent Sentinel
 

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Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifSHOEMAKER –LOLA SHOEMAKER AYRES, a live long resident of the Granville Twp., area died on September 1996, surrounded by her loving family at her residence in Bailey Corners.  Mrs. Ayres had lived a life which spanned 101 years.  She was born May 14, 1895 to Charles and Blanche (Welch) Shoemaker, one of six children.  A loving wife and mother of four.  Mrs. Ayres devoted her time to the things most important in her life, family, church and community.  She had been a member of the First Christian Church of Alba and later was very active in the Granville Church of Christ.  She was also a 74-year member of the Windfall Grange.  She was married to Lou Ayres who predeceased her in 1977.  Surviving are: son Charles, Granville Summit, RR 1; daughters, Ellen Vanderpool, Monroeton and Jean Shedden, Granville Summit, sister, Lucy May of Florida; sister-in-law, Lucille Shoemaker, Granville Summit; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Aside from her late husband she was predeceased by a son Thomas in 1961; brothers, Arthur and Max and sisters Maude and Anabel.  The funeral service was held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, September 13, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister and dear family friend officiating.  Interment was in the Windfall Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions in Mrs. Ayres’ memory be made to Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency, 1 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SHOEMAKER –LUCY A. MAY, 100, on the evening of March 5, 1999, Lucy Alberta (Shoemaker) May died quietly at her home in Lake Wroth, Fla., surrounded by her loving family.  She was 100 years of age, having recently celebrated that milestone of life on Dec. 16, 1998.  Mrs. May was born on the family farm in Granville Township, Bradford County, the daughter of Charles and Blanche (Welch) Shoemaker.  Lucy was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ (Disciples) and was very active in earlier years serving various offices.  She was also a life member of the Granville Center Grange.  Lucy possessed a great love for her family, home and church and will always be remembered for her sweet and kind ways and consideration for others.  Surviving are her four children, Benita (Mrs. Dent Hawthorne) of East Smithfield, Marcella (Mrs. John Hyde Jr.) of Canton, Robert May of Lake Worth and foster son James Shoemaker of Troy; eight grandchildren, Linda Hawthorne of Sayre, Bryan, Robert, Scott and Valerie May and Lisa Castellanos of Lake Worth, Keith Shoemaker of Wilton, Conn., and Dwight Shoemaker of Columbia Cross Roads; as well as 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Lucille Shoemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Martin L. May, on Feb. 2, 1964.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Susan Shoemaker; her sisters, Maude Shoemaker Foust, Lola Shoemaker Ayres and Annabel Shoemaker Greenough; and her brothers, Arthur and Max Shoemaker.  Calling hours will be Thursday, March 18, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Services will be conducted at the Granville Center Church of Christ Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Nancy Lee Goff, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Windfall Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review.

SHOEMAKER Lucy Alberta MAY died at her home in Lake Worth, FL on march 5, 1999.  She was 1000 years of age, having celebrated that milestone on December 16, 1998.  Mrs. May was born on the family farm in Granville Township, Bradford County, the daughter of Charles and Blanche (Welch) Shoemaker.  Lucy was a member of the Granville Center Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) and was very active in earlier years serving in various capacities.  She was also a life member of the Granville Center Grange.  Lucy possessed a great love for her family, home and church and will always be remembered for her sweet and kind ways and consideration for others.  Surviving are her children, Benita (Mrs. Dent Hawthorne) of east Smithfield, Marcella (Mrs. John Hyde Jr.) of Canton, Robert May of Lake Worth, FL and foster son James Shoemaker of Troy; grandchildren, Linda Hawthorne of Sayre, PA; Byran, Robert, Scott and Valerie May and Lisa Castellanos of Lake Worth; Keith Shoemaker of Wilton, CT and Dwight Shoemaker of Columbia Cross Roads as well as 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Lucille Shoemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband Martin L. May, in 1964; a granddaughter, Susan Shoemaker; his sisters, Maude Shoemaker Foust, Lola Shoemaker Ayres, Annabel Shoemaker Greenough and her brothers, Arthur and Max Shoemaker.  Calling hours will be Thursday, march 18 from 2 to 4 mp and 7 to 9 pm at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Canton.  Services will be conducted at the Granville Center Church of Christ on Friday, March 19 at 10 am with the rev. Nancy Lee Goff, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating and interment following in Windfall Cemetery.  Troy Gazette Register

SHOEMAKER - Marvin Dean Shoemaker, (N2ZMN), 76, formerly of Lewis Road, Binghamton, N.Y. died Nov. 9, at Willow Point Nursing Home, Vestal, N.Y.  Born in Leroy, Pa., the son of Floyd R. and Winifred (Wilcox) Shoemaker, he lived in the Binghamton area most of his life.  Surviving are: his daughters, Mary Lurie of River Edge, N.J. and Helene Whitman of Granville Summit, Pa.; a sister, Esther Ackley of Williamsport, Pa.; two grandchildren, Joseph Samuel Lurie; several nieces and nephews, and a special brother-in-law, Donald Short.  He was pre-deceased by his wife, Neida (Short) Shoemaker.  Mr. Shoemaker was a member of Loyal Order of Moose No. 1595, Owego, N.Y. and was a communications officer for Triple Cities R.E.A.C.T, member of the Binghamton Amateur Radio Assoc. (N2ZMN), and the Amateur Radio Relay League. He was formerly in bowling leagues at Sunset and Ideal Lanes. He was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Repeater Assoc. the N.R.A, C.S.E.A local 1000, Albany, N.Y. and a past member of Windfall Grange No. 257, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Canton High School in 1949. He was a member of Broome County Radio Association Sky Warn, The Sierra Club, Cortland Country Music Park and Schuylkill Amateur Repeater Assoc. Inc.  Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Allen Memorial Home, 511 E. Main St. Endicott, N.Y. and from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St. Canton, Pa. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home. Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will be held at the Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, Pa. RHW.. Towanda Daily Review.

SHOEMAKER - Mrs. [Mertie Shoemaker] Jerry Taylor -Comes to us with especial sadness, it being the second death in one family within ten days. Mrs. Taylor was 38 years old. The funeral was from her home on Thursday at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Glenn A Baldwin officiated assisted by the Rev. H B Allen of Solvay, NY, formerly pastor of the M E Church here. Interment was in Windfall.

William Shoemaker of Granville of dropsy July 3, age 84 years.  Deceased was born in Kingston, Luzerne co. Pa.   His mother was a German and his father an English Quaker.  He leaves to mourn his loss four children, two sons and two daughters.  Celestia Warren, Lemira Ferguson,Malachi and John Shoemaker.  William had yet left of his father's family, two brothers and one sister Elizabeth Fenton, who is now very feeble,not able to attend the funeral.  Malachi Treat and Abraham Shoemaker now living at Windfall.  The funeral was largely attended.  The seventeen grandchildren and nearly all present and eleven great grandchildren.  A strong and earnest soul he possessed.  The day before his death, he sang as he walked from his chair to his bed, one of his favorite hymns.  He was buried in the cemetery at Windfall.  TGR 1901

SHORT –NELDA R. SHOEMAKER, 64, died June 7, 2004 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY.  Born February 2, 1940 in Endicott, she was the daughter of Howard Short and Lois Mikels.  Mrs. Shoemaker is a past president of the Triple Cities R.E.A.C.T.; was a member of the Owego Women of the Moose; a member of the Binghamton Radio Club.  Her CB Radio Handle was “Lady Shoemaker”.  Surviving are her husband, Marvin D. Shoemaker; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Anne and Richard Lurie, River Edge, NJ, Helen and Charles Whitman, LeRoy, PA; grandchildren, Joe and Sam Lurie; sister, Darlene Houseknecht, Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack Short, Slaterville Springs, NY, Paul and Debbie Short, Ithaca, NY; Donald and Sylvia Short, Slaterville Springs, NY, James and Michelle Short, Chapel Hill, NC; several beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.  The family will receive friends at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Center Street, Canton, PA June 10 from 4-8 and on June 11 from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will be held at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home June 11 at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in Windfall cemetery, Granville Township.  The family also received friends at the Allen Funeral Home in Endicott on June 9.  Expressions of sympathy in Mrs. Shoemaker’s memory may be made to Triple Cities R.E.A.C.T., 68 Lewis Road, Binghamton, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SLINGERLAND - Wilbur S. Slingerland, 91, of Troy, Pa., died on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Betty (FOUST) Slingerland. The couple married on March 31, 1942 and had 67 happy years together.  Family and friends are welcome to call from 3-3:50 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. Trojan Lodge No. 306 F&AM will hold a Masonic service at 3:50 p.m. The funeral service to honor Wilbur's life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Wilbur was born on Sept. 6, 1918 in Troy, Pa., son of the late Ray and Bess (MACBLANE) Slingerland. He was a graduate of Troy High School and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. Wilbur was employed and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) where he was an equipment operator. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, was an over 50-year member of Trojan Lodge No. 306 F&AM, and was a member of Troy Vets Club including the American Legion Post No. 49 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8675.  Wilbur is survived by his wife Betty; his sons, Micki J. (Michelle) Slingerland of Nashville, Tenn., and Eric W. Slingerland of Palm Springs, Calif.; his grandchildren, Blair Slingerland and Damian Slingerland; and many nieces and nephews.  Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Robert Slingerland, Florence Slingerland Wallace, Isaac "Ike" Slingerland, and Marjorie Slingerland King.  Contributions may be made in Wilbur's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, 121 West Main St., Troy, PA 16947.  25 Nov. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

SMITH - ALICE SMITH SEELEY
 Alice Smith Seeley, 86, of Canton, PA died Saturday, May 16, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born May 29, 1905 in Fallbrook, PA, the daughter of Coley and Margaret Lowry Smith. She was a member of the East Troy Methodist Church and the Minnequa Grange.  She was a lifelong member of the Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362. She married Guy E. Seeley in 1925.  He predeceased her in 1979. She is survived by daughters, Phyllis Stanton of Canton RR 2 and Mrs. Layton (Nelle) Calkins of Troy RR 2; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Ted M. Foust of Canton RR 2; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Janet Neal of Canton; several nieces and nephews. In 1982 she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas L. Seeley. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Melvin Good officiating and burial to be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy, PA. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, PO Box 428, Sayre, PA 18840 in Mrs. Seeley's memory. (TGR, Thursday, May 28, 1992)

SMITH –BEATRICE PEPPER, 85, formerly a long-time Troy resident, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.  Born in Troy on Dec. 3, 1920, Bea was a daughter of the late Leon and LaRancy (Ripley) Smith. She graduated from Troy High School with the class of 1939.  On Sept. 8, 1940, Bea married George R. Pepper at her family’s home in Troy. They celebrated 65 years together and raised two sons.  George and Bea operated their dairy farm in Columbia Township for many years. Bea will always be lovingly remembered for her own special way of caring for the family and home. She was a great cook and was especially known for her delicious potato salad. Bea was a talented seamstress and also enjoyed crocheting and needle work.  Surviving are her husband, George of the Sherwood Personal Care Home, in Canton; two sons, Owen Pepper of Virginia Beach, Va., and Dr. Leon Pepper of Hanover, Pa.; a grandson, Joel Pepper of California; special nephews, Duane (Naomi) Pepper, Russell Lawrence, Ronald (Jackie) Lawrence, all of Monroeton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Beatrice was predeceased by her brother, Robert Smith.  Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral and committal services will follow with the Rev. Nettie Treat officiating.  Interment will be in Windfall Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mrs. Pepper’s name to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review.

SMITH –DORIS SMITH HAFLETT, 83, Hillcrest Apartments, Troy, died May 22, 1989 at her apartment.  Mrs. Haflett was born July 2, 1905 on Porter Road, Columbia Township, a daughter of Raymond and Mary Updike Smith.  She was a 1923 graduate of Troy High School.  Mrs. Haflett was a member of Windfall United Methodist Church and Windfall Grange, and a clerk to the board of elections of Granville Township.  Mrs. Haflett was a member of the Troy Senior Citizens and a volunteer with the Bradford County Agency on Aging.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Lane and Mary Lynne Haflett, Granville Summit RD 1, Lyle and Trula Haflett, Troy; daughter-in-law, Betty Haflett, Troy RD 1; brother, Merle Smith, Monroeton RD 1; sister, Mabel Whitlock, Sylvania; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Haflett in 1972, and by sons, Robert Haflett in 1946, and Norman Haflett in 1986.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Windfall Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Windfall United Methodist Church or the charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Haflett’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SMITH - -Athens- Mrs. Mary Jane Smith Bixby, aged 32, a graduate trained nurse, died at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, 1935, in the Blossburg Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Ivan F. Bixby, of this place; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Seely, of Canton, PA; Mrs. Belle Foust, of Alba, PA; and Mrs. Janet Neal, of Canton, and a brother, Thomas F. Smith, of New York City. A prayer service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the residence of Dr. Bixby. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock at the Windfall Church with Burial in Windfall Cemetery. -Star-Gazette, June 29, 1935. Mrs. Bixby was known to friends here as Miss Mary Jane Smith, and lived with Prof. Lewis Palmer and finished her schooling here and made many friends who mourn her death. Her husband is blind. Theodore Scaife attended the funeral. endent) Submitted by Barb Conrad

PAUL E. SMITH, SR., 95, of Canton RR3, died late Friday evening, March 31, 2006 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born January 5, 1911 in Eagles Mere, Pa., he was one of eight children born to the late Henry and Virginia (DeWalt) Smith.  As a young man Paul met the love of his life the former Freda Secules.  Shortly following Freda’s graduation from high school the young couple married in Muncy Valley.  In 1939 they settled in the Windfall area to make their home and acquire a dairy farm.  For the next 26 years the Smiths saw to the farm’s daily operations and raised four loving children.  Paul was an outdoorsman and enjoyed the simpler things in life.  He was never a stranger to work and was always willing to give a helpful hand when needed.  Paul was an avid reader and loved working in his garden.  He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover, the Windfall Grange No. 257 and was a former member of the Windfall United Methodist Church.  Surviving are four children and their spouses, Judy (Wayne) Huntington of Columbia Cross Rds., Mary Ellen (Dennis) Thomas of Douglas, Wyoming, Ed (Dody) Smith and Bob (Dureda) Smith all of Canton; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Smith was predeceased by his beloved wife, Freda on May 22, 1999, an infant daughter, Patricia Ann, two sisters, Josephine and Martha Smith and five brothers; Llewelyn, Phillip, Emerson, James and Charles Smith.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4th at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with his Pastor, Rev. James House officiating and his grandson, Rev. David Case assisting.  Burial will be held in the Windfall Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be; Rick and David Case, Ryan, Kevin, Curt Smith and Gene Huntington.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Paul’s name to the St. John’s Methodist Church Building Fund, 11 E. Union St., Canton, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

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– Darius Allen Soper was born April 5, 1842, in Sullivan township, Tioga county, and died July 5, 1919, of Bright’s disease, in Mansfield, aged 77 years.  He was a veteran of the civil war, serving one and one-half years as a private in Co. E 161st New York Volunteers.  He loved most of his life in Sullivan township.  The funeral services were held at Windfall, burial beside his first wife, who was Ann E. Packard.  The services were conducted by Rev. Alfred Trickett, pastor of the Methodist church at Windfall.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Soper; one sister, Mrs. Darius

Bullock, of Ridgebury, and one brother, Willis Soper, of Big Pond, also two nieces and two nephews.   Wellsboro Agitator 23 July 1919.  (Note:  Built the house I grew up in just over the hill from here. JMT)     

 

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– Darius A. Soper died July 5 at his home near Mansfield.  He was 77 years old and had lived most of his life in that vicinity.  He is survived by his wife, one sister and a brother.    Wellsboro Agitator 16 July 1919.

SPALDING –MRS. ALMINA S. WEBSTER – Services were held Thursday in Canton for Mrs. Almina S. Webster, 86 formerly of Canton, who died Monday, Dec. 8, 1980 at Sycamore Manor.  Her husband, Howard Webster, Sr. died in 1968.  She was a member of Canton Ecumenical Parish.  Surviving are two sons, Ronald of Muncy and Howard Jr. of Tonawanda, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond English of Canton; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Burial was in Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township, Bradford County.

SPENCER –HELEN L. ROCKWELL, 89, of 45 Troy St., Canton, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1982, at her home.  She was born in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa., Feb 19, 1893, a daughter of Royal and Harriet Terry Spencer.  Mrs. Rockwell retired several years ago as an employee of the Bradford County Manor.  Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Thomas of Philadelphia; two grandsons, Robert and Charles Thomas, both of Philadelphia; a granddaughter, Joan Ross of LeRoy; six great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice Baylor of Elmira, N.Y.; one brother, Delbert Spencer of Fl.; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held today at noon at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Edward F. Ayeres, pastor of the Calvary Alliance Chapel officiating.  Interment will be in the Windfall Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home today 11-12 a.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Calvary Alliance Chapel, Canton, Pa.; or the American Cancer Society, 145 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Pa., in Mrs. Rockwell’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

STEVENS -  Mrs. Laura Stevens [Gustin] Bovier - (1917) widow of the late Timothy Gustin of Coryland, died Wednesday morning at the home in Elmira of her granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Brown. Besides Mrs. Brown, she leaves a stepson, William T. Gustin of Troy, one brother Norton Stevens of Owego, NY and two sisters, Mrs. O. B. Westgate of Canton and Mrs. Donald Crippen of Secretary, Md. Mrs. Bovier was a life long member of the Baptist church. The funeral will be held at the home in Elmira at 1 pm Friday and interment will be at Granville Center. [Note – buried as Laura Gustin]

Tracy D. STONE, 93, of canton, PA, died Thursday, October 26, 1995 at his home following a brief illness.  Born, September 10, 1902 in LeRoy Township, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Annette (Nettie) Schanbacher Stone.  Mr. Stone was an active member and deacon of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) in Canton and the former LeRoy Church of Christ.  Tracy was a member and Past Master of the Open Hand Grange No. 153 in LeRoy for over 50 years.  He was a member of the Canton Lodge No. 415 Free and accepted Masons, the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose No. 429, a life member of the Odd Fellows and the Innes Hose Company in Canton and a charter member of the Wheel Inn Club in Roaring Branch.  He was a member of the original board of directors of the troy Community Hospital.  Tracy was a well known dairy and poultry farmer in LeRoy Township for many years until his retirement in 1974 at the age of 72.  Mr. stone was also a school bus driver for the Canton Area School district for 45 years.  Following his retirement, Mr. Stone was employed as a security guard for the former Swayze Folding Box Company in canton until the age of 83.  Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Mary J. and Frank Edgar “Ed” Vermilya of Canton; granddaughters and their spouses, Cheryl Annette and Jerry Sims of Troy and Maribeth and Steven Endress of Bloomsburg, PA; step-granddaughters, Cindy English of East Stroudsburg, Pa, Diane Vermilya of Ulster, PA and Paula Moore of Mill Hall, PA; six great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Ann Stone of Bloomsburg, Pa; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, the former Maude E. Haflett, in 1985; a son, Tracey D. “Butch” Stone in 1987; brothers, Dillon D. and Liston D. Stone.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on October 30 with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating and interment to be in the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Township, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Church of Christ (Di9sciples of Christ) in Canton, 40 N. Minnequa Avenue, Canton, PA 17724, Guthrie Hospice Home Care, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 or the Canton Ambulance Association, PO Box 38, Canton, PA 17724 in Mr. Stone’s memory.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, November 2, 1995

Anson S. Sturdevant,a Civil War veteran, 81 years old, died Sunday at the home of his brother-in-law Walter Rockwell, on the Canton road.  Following a prayer service at the home the remains were taken to Windfall where the funeral an interment took place the Rev. N. Johnstone officiating. (TGR 1918)

Frank W. STURGIS, age 75, formerly of Troy and Granville Summit, PA died on October 6, 1999 at South Mountain Restoration Center at South Mountain, PA.  He was born on May 11, 1924 in Armenia Township, PA, a son of the late Willis and Alice (Chapman) Sturgis.  Frank was a self-employed dairy farmer on the Sturgis family farm in Troy, PA and later in New London, PA.  He is survived by his brother, Leo L. (Joan) Sturgis of Oxford, PA; sister, G. Elaine (Donald) Bruce of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held at Windfall Cemetery, Windfall, PA on Saturday, October 9 at 2 pm with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA  Thursday, October 14, 1999

Willis F. STURGIS, age 74, of 473 Prospect St., Troy, PA, Thursday, August 24, 1972 at Troy Community Hospital. Friends may call at the Morse Funeral Home, 12 East Main St., Canton, PA, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ralph Knight officiating, burial in Windfall Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Donald Bruce of Troy, PA; sons, Frank Sturgis of Lincoln University, PA, Leo Sturgis of Oxford, PA, Allyn Sturgis, Homestead, FL; half-sisters, Mrs. Roy Goodman of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Juanita Fuller of Canton, PA; half-brother, Seth Havens of FL; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. He was born May 4, 1898 in LeRoy Township, Bradford County the son of Colton and Marion Loomis Sturgis. He was a retired farmer.

MYERS "MIKE" SWAIN
 Myers G. "Mike" Swain, 80, lifetime resident of Troy RR 2, PA, Granville Township, died at his home Sunday, June 23, 2002. Mike was born on July 9, 1921 in Granville Twp., PA, the only child of the late L. Delmar and Garfilia Case Swain. Mr. Swain was a third generation farmer.  He owned the family's Century Farm located in Granville Twp. and saw to its daily operations for many years until his retirement.  He was also employed as a welder for Ward LaFrance, Elmira, NY. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judith M. and Herbert Chamberlain of Troy, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, David M. and Carolyn Swain and Earl D. and Kathy Swain, all of Troy RR 2, PA; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a niece and several cousins. Mr. Swain was predeceased by his wife of 56  years, Louella (Lathrope) Swain in 1998; and a granddaughter, Lisa Jenkins. At Mr. Swain's request there will be no formal services.  A graveside service was held June 24 at the Windfall Cemetery, Granville Twp. with the Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Arrangements were directed by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton. Memorials may be directed to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848 in Mr. Swain's memory. (TGR, Thursday, June 27, 2002)
 

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