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Ashland Cemetery Obituaries
JEFFERS Candy L. Bingham
Age 50 of 268 Main Street Wellsburg, NY died Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Candy was born January 16, 1960 in Rochester, NY daughter of the late Frederick Faucett and Jessie Wilson Faucett Jeffers. She was a graduate of E.B.I. with a degree in accounting. She was married on December 23, 1989 to Charles E. Bingham, Sr. Candy was employed at First Transit as a bus aide prior to becoming ill and loved the children that she cared for. She was a member of the Teamsters Union and loved all animals including the cats that came to her home for a meal. Survivors include her husband Charles Sr. of Wellsburg, her mother Jessie Jeffers of Breesport sons, Charles & Angel Bingham, Jr. of Waverly, Jessup Bingham of Wellsburg, daughters, Jennifer Faucett of Elmira and Amanda Faucett of Lowman, brothers, Fred Faucett of Elmira, Bill Faucett of Wellsburg, Jimmy Faucett of Wellsburg, Kenny Faucett of Elmira, sisters, Karen Granger of Lowman, Tammy Bowman of Breesport, Patty Evans of Chemung, 11 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Candy was predeceased by her father, a son Joshua L. Bingham in 1991, daughter Christina L. Bingham in 1998 and her sister Bonnie Wilson. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. with Rev. James Carr officiating. Roberts Funeral Home Inc. 279 Main St. Wellsburg, NY is assisting the family. Donations are directed to the American Cancer Society or to the NYS School for the Blind, 2a Richmond Avenue, Batavia, NY 14020. Star-Gazette - December 26, 2010
JENKS Elizabeth J. "Betty" Kintz
Age 91, of Binghamton, formerly of Wellsburg, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Betty was born June 21, 1922 in Binghamton, NY daughter of the late C. Fred and Ruth (Tompkins) Jenks. She and the late Leslie "Les" M. Kintz were married on June 28, 1947 in Community Baptist Church in Port Dickinson, NY. Betty was retired from the Chenango Forks School District where she taught 1st grade for many years. She was a founding member of the Port Dickinson Garden Club and was a past member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and member of Christ Episcopal Church in Wellsburg. Betty and Les loved to travel. They had traveled to all 50 states and frequently visited Tucson, AZ. Betty was a loving mother; she shaped many young minds during her teaching career and was a friend to all that knew her. Survivors include her two daughters, Karen D. Smith and her companion Doug Heath of Binghamton, Bonnie J. Stevens of Kirkwood; granddaughters, Casey Slocum, Rachell Smith, Maria Cosentino, Missy Menke; a niece, Rosalie McConnell of Vestal; and many friends. Betty was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Les Kintz on March 3, 2006; and her daughter, Lisa M. Ackermann Best in 2002. Family and friends are invited to call from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. A time for remembering and sharing will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Les in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to the Chenango Forks Scholarship Foundation, 1 Gordon Drive, Binghamton, NY 13901. Star Gazette – July 16, 2013
JOHNSON Barbara Ann Butts
A longtime resident of the Wellsburg community died at the age of 55 on Thur. Aug. 2, 2012 at her home under the loving care of her family. Born on Jan. 28, 1957 in Wellsboro, PA daughter of Jerome & Marie Schoonover Johnson. Barb married Ronald Butts on May 12, 1973 in Elmira and together they have enjoyed a wonderful friendship and happy marriage. She was employed by NYS Dept of Corrections at the Southport Facility before being promoted to Five Points in Ovid. Barb enjoyed reading, camping, family times, and many miles of travel with Ron on their Harley. She also attended Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church. Surviving is her loving family, husband of 39 years, Ron Butts, Wellsburg; sons, Ron (April Ryhal) Butts, Big Flats; Dave (Samantha) Butts, Horseheads; grandchildren, Braeden, Peyton; mother, Marie Schoonover Freeman, Elmira; brothers, Rodney (Virginia) Johnson, Gaines, PA; Michael (Melanie) Johnson, Pine City; the extended Freeman family, including step brothers, Richard (Christine) Freeman and Robert (Ruth) Freeman; several nieces, nephews and many family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sun. Aug. 5, 2012 between the hours of 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:15 p.m. with the Reverend William Vallet officiating. Graveside services will take place in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Star Gazette – August 3, 2012
A longtime resident of the Fassett and Gillett, PA communities went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at his home following an extended illness at the age of 77. Bill was born on July 9, 1928 in Reading, PA son of Clair & Nida Hill Jordan. He was an over the road tractor trailer driver, logging countless miles across the country. Bill's interests included hunting and family gatherings at his home. Surviving is his cherished wife and companion of 60 years, Harriett Landon Jordan along with their loving children, Robert E. (Virginia) Jordan, Elmira; William Dale Jordan, Carolyn Jordan, Linda (Dave) Thomas, all of Gillett, PA; Vicki (Ed Kent) Jordan, Wellsburg; and Theresa (Arthur) Hogan, Caton; 19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a dear aunt, Erma Clark, Wellsburg; a sister-in-law, Virginia Cornish, Millport; a brother-in-law, Mervin (Bonnie) Landon, Gillett, PA; longtime friends, LaVern & Charlotte Rose, Elmira; Jim & Mary Borman, Millport. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his beloved son, Donald J. Jordan in 1979. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, April 15, 2006 between the hours of 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with longtime friend and pastor, Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will take place at Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg at the families' convenience.
KELLY Donald A.
Age 75, longtime resident of Wellsburg, NY and most recently of Sayre House in Sayre, PA, died peacefully Monday, December 7, 2009. Don was born March 29, 1934 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Yaple) Kelly. He was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1952. Don was retired from the Hilliard Corporation after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a Lifetime Member and Past Chief of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed playing cards, telling stories, especially jokes, camping and music. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Marion Kelly of Sayre, PA; children, Joseph (Jolene) Kelly of Warrenton, VA, David (Connie) Kelly of Springhill, FL, James (Kay) Kelly of E. Smithfield, PA, Jane (James) Campbell of Wellsburg, NY, Elizabeth (Jeff) Stoquert of Wellsburg, NY; his grandchildren, Cheyenne, Danielle, Cayla, Kelly, Jennifer, Patrick, James, Jordan, Kyle and Kamrin; great-grandchild, Jaxson; a brother, Jack (Mary) Kelly of Apalachin, NY. Don was predeceased by his parents and a brother, David Kelly. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, December 11, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY and again from 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2009, at the funeral home where at 1:00 p.m. his service will be held with Reverend Randy Stilson from the Chemung Christian Fellowship Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. The family will provide flowers; memorials are directed to the Sayre House Resident Activity Fund, 1001 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, PA 18840; or to the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 23, Wellsburg, NY 14894. Published in Star-Gazette on December 9, 2009
Baldwin KELSEY, 75, of Wellsburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 6, 1940, in his wife, Mrs. Ida Nelson Kelsey, Wellsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Fred R. Baker of McKeesport, Pa., and Mrs. Earl Hillman of Wellsburg; one son Harry B. Kelsey of Wellsburg; four grandchildren, one cousin, Mrs. Cora Baldwin LePorin of Brooklyn. Funeral announcement later.
75, of Wellsburg, died Wednesday, Mar. 6, 1940, in his wife, Mrs. Ida Nelson Kelsey, Wellsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Fred R. Baker of McKeesport, PA., and Mrs. Earl Hillman of Wellsburg; one son, Harry B. Kelsey of Wellsburg; four grandchildren, one cousin, Mrs. Cora Baldwin LePorin of Brooklyn. Funeral announcements later. The body will be removed from the Page funeral home Friday to the family home where funeral will be held Saturday at 2 pm. Rev. Chauncey Ellison. Mt. View Cemetery, Wellsburg.
Baldwin KELSEY, Wellsburg. The body will be removed from the Page funeral home Friday to the family home where funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. Rev. Chauncey Ellison. Mt. View Cemetery, Wellsburg
The body of Clayton Kelsey, who disappeared November 20 of last year, was found in the cellar of a storehouse at the Andrew Fitzsimmons farm on lower Maple avenue, corner of Caton avenue, Sunday night at about 10 o'clock. The man was employed as a laborer on the farm, which has been owned by Miss Louise Fitzsimmons since the death of her father. When found in the cellar of the storehouse, the body, clothed only in an undershirt and shirt, lay beside a barrel at the foot of the stairway. Rats had gnawed the flesh from one foot and the face and limbs had been mutilated by the teeth of the rodents. The eyeballs were gone. In the southeast corner of the cellar was found a bed made of old carpet, robes and rags, and it was evident that the man had tried to live in the cellar, which was always kept locked. He evidently had made his way in and out through a small window. The cellar has been used as a storehouse for cider and vinegar and during the search for the missing farm hand, it was not opened, the door being securely fastened, and the searchers supposed that the man had not stayed about the farm, but had gone to some other locality. Discovered by Accident. At the foot of the makeshift bed were found the overalls, under drawers and shoes of the dead man, and a tin pail and drinking cup were beside the rags. The man had transported these articles to the cellar, as they were not there at the time of the death of Andrew Fitzsimmons. The body was discovered by accident. Sunday evening, Frank Quinn of Waverly, was calling at the Fitzsimmons home, Miss Louise Fitzsimmons mentioned a double harness which had been missing for some time. Mr. Quinn volunteered to make a search for the harness and, taking a lantern, went through the barn. Not finding the harness, he went back to the house and suggested that the article might be in the storehouse, which is about twenty feet distant from the rear of the farm house. While in the storehouse, Mr. Quinn went to the cellar to look for the harness and, at the foot of the stairway, he found the decomposed body. Coroner Charles N. Hammond went to the place yesterday morning, after summoning Dr. William Palmer, health officer for the town of Southport. After viewing the body, the coroner held an inquest at the Fitzsimmons home. Clayton Kelsey was a son of Horace and Martha Baldwin Kelsey, both deceased. He was born in the town of Ridgebury, PA. When a young man was associated with his father in the management of the Exchange Hotel in Wellsburg. Clayton Kelsey during those years was one of the most careful dressers in this county. Attired in the height of fashion with silk hat and walking stick he made an imposing figure upon the streets of this city where he frequently visited. At the time of the death of his father and the leasing of the Exchange Hotel in Wellsburg to other parties, he appeared to care less and less about his personal appearance. Finally he sought work as a farm laborer and was employed on farms near Watkins, Montour Falls and in the vicinity of Wellsburg. For about four years, prior to last October, he was employed and lived at the Judd Beckwith homestead on lower Maple avenue. It was in October, a month after the death of Andrew Fitzsimmons, that Miss Louise Fitzsimmons employed, Mr. Kelsey as a farm laborer. On two occasion he left the place. It is said that he frequently drank to excess but had always put in appearance after being absent for a week or ten days. Miss Fitzsimmons furnished a room in the Fitzsimmons home for Mr. Kelsey and he was made to feel at home. It was on the morning of November 19 that he was about the Fitzsimmons home. The following-day he did not put in appearance. Search was made for him but nothing was found to give a clue to his whereabouts. Baldwin Kelsey, his brother, was notified and aided by a neighbor of the Fitzsimmons family the barns and outbuildings were searched. Later word came from Gillett, PA, to the erect that place. This clue was investigated, but it developed that the man was not Kelsey. (Advertiser, Tuesday Morning, March 6, 1917)
KELSEY Evelyn , Age 85, of Wilawana Road RD 2, Elmira, Monday, October 17, 1983. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services there Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. David Durham officiating. Interment Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Survived by daughter Mrs. Dorothy Sinderman Donald of Wellsburg; grand-daughter Mrs. Bruce (Carolyn) Morse of Elmira; grandson H. Paul Sinderman of Radford, Va.; great grandchildren Wendy & Michelle Sinderman of Radford, Va. Jeffery, Kimberly, & Kathleen Morse of Elmira; sister-in-law Mrs. Martha Squires of Elmira; brother-in-law Frederick Baker of Delaware, Oh. Elmira Star-Gazette.
KELSEY, HARRY B.
Area historian and carographer Harry B. Kelsey of Wellsburg died early this morning in his home after an extended illness. He was 64. A sign painter by occupation, history was Mr. Kelsey's hobby. He devoted much of his time to that and was well known in the area for his ristorical work. He was historian for the Village of Wellsburg and Chemung County at the time of his death, and was former historian of the Towns of Ashland and Chemung and Chemung Valley Lodge 350 F&AM. Mr. Kelsey was instrumental in starting the Chemung Historical Journal. He had been a regular contributor to it. He had also served as publications chairman of the Chemung County Historical Society. Yonkers was Mr. Kelsey's birthplace, but he grew up and, except for three years in the Army, lived in Wellsburg most of his life. In the Army, he was a cavalryman stationed near the Mexican border in the early 1920s. Mr. Kelsey served as supervisor of the Town of Ashland for one year--and as town clerk for eight years. He was a former Boy Scout troop leader and committeeman in Wellsburg and belonged to the Wellsburg Methodist Church.
KENT - PAUTZ, MRS. PAULINE ELLEN (Kent)
Age 57 of RD 1 Wellsburg, NY Thursday, August 30, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Sunday 1 p.m. Rev. Lynn F.B. Tschudy of the First United Church of Christ. Burial Ashland Cemetary, Wellsburg. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First United Church of Christ Memorial Fund. Survived by daughters, Miss Nancy Pautz of Hershey, Pa., Mrs. Glenn (Phyllis) Toczko of West Pittsburgh, Calif.; sons, James L. Pautz of Westfield Pa., Ralph N. Pautz of Gillett, Paul H. Pautz of Wellsburg, Harold L. Pautz, Jr. of Gillett, PA; sisters, Mrs. George (Grace) Pautz of Wellsburg, Mrs. Gertrude Timmerman of Ulster, Pa., Mrs. Edward (Irene) Babroski of Candor N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ and an employe of Moore Business Forms, Inc. of Elmira. She was the widow of Harold L. Pautz who died July 15, 1972.
KING David W.
Age 51, of Mackey Place, Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at home following a lengthy illness. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, October 6, 2008, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. David's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. with Reverend James Carr officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery. David was born in Elmira, NY on August 29, 1957, son of the late Leon and Beverly Green King, Sr. He attended area schools and had previously worked for Wolfe's Contracting. Survivors include his daughter, Michelle King of Elmira; granddaughter, Rebecca King of Elmira; sisters, Pam Fish of Elmira, Kathy (Walter) Brown of Elmira, Debbie Metzger of Phillipsburg, NJ, Vickie (Terry) Husner of Elmira; brothers, Leon (Cindy) King, Jr., Gary (Kim) Woodard, Richard King, all of Elmira, and Robert King of Watkins Glen, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/4/2008 - 10/5/2008
KING – MRS. FLORENCE K. (nee KING) KENNEDY died September 27, 1991 in the West Hudson Hospital in Kearny, NJ. She was 88. She was born and raised in Elmira, NY, before moving to North Arlington, NJ 59 years ago. Mrs. Kennedy was a charter member of the North Arlington Woman’s Club and also a member of the Garden Department of that same club. She was the wife of the late John T. Kennedy and mother of John T. Jr. of California and Mrs. Carol MacPhail of Rutherford. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and her sisters-in-law, Helen King and Margaret King Gruver, both of Elmira, NY. Arrangements are by the Wilfred Armitage Funeral Home, 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ. Services will be held Monday evening at 7:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of North Arlington. Interment held Tuesday at 11:30 AM at Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1991
KING Herschel Burt
Age 77 of 374 Baty St., Elmira, N.Y. on Sunday, December 5, 1976 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal will be held there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Voight Archer of the Centenary United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, N.Y. Memorial may be made to the Centenary United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Survived by wife Helen at home; daughter Mrs. Ronald (Norma) Holloway of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Florence Kennedy of North Arlington N.J., Mrs. Grace Fletcher and Mrs. Ether Turner of Rochester, N.Y.; grandchildren, Joan Rennie of Elmira, Ralph Holloway of Wilmington, Delaware, Paul Holloway of West Hartford. Conn., Donald Holloway of Elmira; two nieces; one nephew ; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, a retired postal clerk, a veteran of World War I, past county commander and past commander of the Harry B. Bentley Post No. KINTZ Leslie "Les" M. Age 85, of Church Street, Wellsburg, NY, died Friday, March 10, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Les was born July 2, 1920, son of the late Fred and Fanny Hanmer Kintz. He was a graduate of the Elmira City Schools and served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean War. Les was married to the former Elizabeth "Betty" Jenks on June 28, 1947 in Community Baptist Church in Port Dickinson, NY. Retiring from Whipple Bros., Inc., in Binghamton, NY, where he worked in the sales department for many years, Les loved to travel; he visited all 50 states and seldom missed the chance to visit Las Vegas. His memberships included the Christ Episcopal Church of Wellsburg and Wellsburg Fire Department, where he was a 50-year member. Survivors include his loving wife, Elizabeth J. "Betty" of Wellsburg; daughters, Karen D. Smith and her companion, Douglas Heath of Binghamton, NY, Bonnie J. (Donald) Stevens of Kirkwood, NY; a sister, Doris Durham of Elmira; three grandchildren, Casey, Rachell and Maria; four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa M. Ackermann Best, in 2002; and his brother, Walter Kintz. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, March 15, 2006, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m., with Rev. Robert F. Adkins of Christ Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the Wellsburg Fire Department, P.O. Box 23, Wellsburg, NY 14894.
OBIT: Elisha KNAPP
SOURCE: Elmira Gazette, Thurs. 9 April 1891
DEATH DATE: 8 April 1891
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"Died at Wellsburg.
ELISHA KNAPP, father of W.E. KNAPP, the well known attorney of this city; died at his home in Wellsburg yesterday afternoon. Mr. Knapp was one of the most highly respected and esteemed citizens of the county. For a number of years he was justice of the peace of the town of Ashland. He had also served two terms as justice of sessions and was for a long time police justice. He leaves a wife and family. The time of the funeral has not yet been announced."
KNAPP –MRS. ESTELLA G. STRATTON, widow of Andrew Stratton died Wednesday Evening at the family home, 64 Franklin Street. Mrs. Stratton was sixty-seven years of age and is survived by one son, Frederick E. Poole of the United States Navy, three sisters, Mrs. Della E. Smith and Mrs. Esther Smith of Elmira and Mrs. Casper Rice of Hornell; also by three brothers, Wilmot E. Knapp, Lee E. Knapp and Burt L. Knapp all of this city and one grandson, Fred E. Poole of Newport, R.I. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her brother, W. E. Knapp, 925 College Avenue. The Rev. Mr. Hobart will officiate and interment will be in the Wellsburg (Ashland) Cemetery. –Elmira paper 10/15/1916
LANDON Mervin E. "Merv"
A longtime resident of the Fassett, PA community died Fri. June 22, 2012 at Geisinger Medical Center very unexpectedly at the age of 77. Born on May 18, 1935 in Elmira Heights; Merv was the son of the late Horace & Glades Dann Landon. He was self-employed for 30 years as the proprietor of Merle Muffler in Elmira. After which he continued employment for Eastern Security for the next 12 years until his retirement. Merv enjoyed jewelry making, woodworking and collecting decanter whiskey bottles. He is remembered as a loving family man. Surviving is his wife and companion, Bonnie Landon, Fassett, PA; his children, Susie (Arnold) Willsey, Elmira; Todd Landon, Elmira; several grandchildren, one great grandson; sister, Harriet Jordan, Fassett; several nieces and nephews including his buddy, Vicki Jordan. In addition to his parents, Merv was predeceased by a son, Brian Landon, sister, Virginia (Roger) Cornish; brother, Robert Landon; brother-in-law, Bill Jordan. In honor of his wishes there will be no public services with burial at the family's convenience in Ashland Cemetery. Star Gazette – June 24, 2012
LEVERICH - WILCOX, SARAH A.
Age 83 of Church St., Wellsburg, NY, Saturday, December 23, 1995 at home. Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral and Committal Services there immediately following at 9 pm. Interment in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg at convenience of family. Survived by her husband of 53 years, Lester; nieces, Kathy Berlick of FL, Jan Ruda of Buffalo, NY, Barbara Cahill of MA; nephews, Tom Wilcox of Corning, Ronald Wilcox of MI, Walter Wilcox of CO; cousin, Joan Griffin of Marysville, OH. Sally was a charter member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary, and she was the Wellsburg Post-mistress from 1945 until her retirement in 1970.
LEWIS Patricia Lee
Age 56, of Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, died Thursday, October 2, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital after being stricken at home. Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Her funeral service will be private and interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Patty was born July 5, 1952 in Elmira, NY, daughter of William B. Lewis and the late Harriett Denton Lewis. She was a graduate of Southside High School and was employed at her family business, Lewis Transportation, as a bookkeeper and driver. She enjoyed reading, working on her computer and loved vacationing in Maine with her family. Survivors include her father, William B. (Linda Bowman) Lewis of Athens, PA; her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Laurie Lewis of Haskinville, NY; longtime companion, Raymond Harkness and his family, Jennifer Harkness, Tia Harkness and Joseph Harkness of Wellsburg, NY; niece, Kayla Deathrage of Amarillo, TX; two nephews, Patrick William Lewis of Batavia, NY, and Jack "J.D." Lewis of Haskinville, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/4/2008 - 10/5/2008
LOSEY, Ruth - DECKER, Mrs. DALLAS (Ruth)
Age 87, of 141 Main St., Wellsburg, NY, Friday, April 18, 1969. Friends may call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and where funeral will be held Tuesday 2 pm. Rev. Coley J. Harrison. Burial in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg.
LOWMAN - SILVERS
Christina M. (Lowman) "Tiny" Of Elmira, NY, left to join her loving husband of 49 years, Coy R. Silvers Jr., on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Her beloved sons, Gary H. Silvers Sr. and Roy R. (Diane) Silvers, both of Elmira, survive her; along with seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews. "Tiny" was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother that left us all with many wonderful memories. One of her greatest joys was watching the New York Yankees.especially when they won. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Olthof funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Services celebrating "Tony's" life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY at the convenience of the family.
LYNCH BARBARA P. STANTON
Barbara P. Age 73, of 227 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, died unexpectedly Friday, June 16, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Barb was born April 23, 1933 in Bronx, NY, daughter of the late Phillip M. and Pauline M. Basler Lynch. She and Mervin K. Stanton, Sr. were married August 10, 1957 in Bronx, NY. Barb was a devoted homemaker, loving wife and cherished every moment she spent with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Southside, American Legion Auxiliary Post #443, Elmira, NY. In her spare time Barb enjoyed knitting, working on her computer, watching the New York Yankees and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, Mervin K. "Wiff" Stanton, Sr.; children, Mervin and Michelle Stanton, Jr. of Wellsburg, Scott and Kim Stanton of Wellsburg, Lawrence and Tonja Stanton of Walnut Court, PA, Jennings "J.B." Stanton of Wellsburg, Robin and John "Mike" McCoy of Wellsburg, Bernadette Stanton of Elmira, Maureen Stanton and Mike VanGalder of Wellsburg; sisters, Susan Kurus of Valajo, CA, Geraldine Nettra of Las Vegas, NV, Patricia Fullam of Cloister, NJ, Ginger McLaughlin of MI; brothers, Phillip Lynch of Cloister, NJ, Michael Lynch of Redding, PA; special sister-in-law, Janice Keller of Elmira; special granddaughter, Colleen Stanton; grandchildren, Michael, Craig, Daniel, Joseph, Amanda, Melissa, Kaitlyn, Rodney, Meagan, Matthew, Amber, Alexis, Larry, Kelsey, Austin Mark, Austin Michael, Michael, Mackenzie and Scott; great-granddaughter, Kiley; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter, Colleen Stanton February 20, 1970. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, June 20, 2006, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment and committal prayers will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at the graveside in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY.
MacKENZIE Rev. Donald Norman MacKenzie
of Binghamton, 75, went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 23, 2013. Donald was predeceased by his parents, Donald A. & Marjorie E. (Stanton) MacKenzie, a son, Timothy and a grandson, Andrew Neal. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara J. (Grace) MacKenzie; his children, Norman & Cheryl, Cynthia & Herbert Neal, Michael, Kevin & Kathleen; grandchildren, David & Brittany, Joshua, Amber Rose, Justine, Noah & Tegan, Kristin & Ben, Alex, Kyle, Keith, Kameron; great grandchildren, Saydie, Stella, Isabella, Grace, Nora; sisters, Marilyn Waterman, Doris Miller; brothers-in-law, Gordon Brown and Wayne Bement; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Donald was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira and a graduate of Practical Bible Training School (Davis College) in Johnson City. He was pastor of many churches in New York State, and was Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Church, South Otselic. Donald was also a member of the Central Baptist Church, Binghamton. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Central Baptist Church 1606 State Rte 12 Binghamton, NY 13901. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Friends may call at the church on Monday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Those wishing kindly consider memorial contributions in Donald's name to God's Love We Deliver 166 6th Ave. New York, NY 10013, www.glwd.org, or New Life Island Camp P.O. Box 480 Frenchtown, NJ 08825, www.nli.org, or Central Baptist Christian Academy 1606 State Rte 12 Binghamton, NY 13901 Star Gazette – August 24, 2013
MACKENZIE - BEMENT, DONNA J. (SRGP 72446)
Age 74, of Port Crane, NY died on Sunday August 25, 2002 at home. She was born in Elmira, NY on February 1, 1928, a daughter of the late Donald and Marjorie (Stanton) Mackenzie. Donna was a practical nurse at the Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, NY. She enjoyed traveling in her RV and loved square dancing. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. Donna is survived by her husband, Wayne Bement of Port Crane; children, Daniel and Kathleen Bement of Loves Park, IL, David and Marilyn Bement of Port Crane, Karen and Kenneth Larson of Georgetown, TX, Sharon and David Polak of Santa Cruz, CA; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Donald and Barbara Mackenzie of Chemung; sisters, Marilyn and Donald Waterman and Doris and George Miller both of Dundee, FL and brother-in-law, Gordon Brown of Kokomo, IN. In addition to her parents, a sister, Virginia Brown, preceded Donna in death. In keeping with Donna's wishes, there will be no calling no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Thursday August 29, 2002 at 11 am at the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
MAKINSTER - BRIGGS, Blanche "Tiny"
Crawford NEE Makinster
Age 83, of Gillett, PA, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by husband, Alden James Briggs; daughter, Blanche (Boe) Shock; sons, Lee (Pam) Crawford, Roy (Shani) Crawford, Les (Chris) Crawford; daughter, Rhonda (Art) Putnum; stepson, Robert (Judy) Briggs; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter and son in-law, Sharon and Bernie Stansfield; three sisters and one brother. Member of South Creek Evangelical Free Church, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Blanche enjoyed playing guitar and singing, she was an excellent cook, and had a great sense of humor. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Saturday, February 28, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal there at 4:00 p.m., Pastor Bryan Kain will officiate. Interment will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/26/2009
MAKINSTER Elizabeth “Betty” M. SUMMERS, 75, of Gillett RR 1, PA died Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born in Elmira, NY April 9, 1923, the daughter of the late Otto and Della Ross McKinster. Betty was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Elmira, NY and a former member of the Wellsburg Rebekahs. Betty is survived by her husband of 58 years, Quentin Summers; daughters, Quenta M. Summers of Gillett RR 3 and Della A. (Jack) Perry of California; a son, Quentin (Emily) of Troy RR 3; brothers-in-law, Ralph (Susie) Summers of Troy and Dean (Minnie) Sheppard of Canton; sister-in-law, Elizabeth McKinster of Florida and Millie McKinster of Pittsburgh; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg on April 9 with the Rev. James Crupi of the Southside Baptist Church officiating and interment to be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Friends may contribute to the American Heart Association, Southern tier Chapter, 530 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905. (In the Ashland Cemetery obits is MCKINSER, Elizabeth M. (Betty) Summers. I don't know if she changed her name or not or if it just was an error..., but her father was Otto Makinster and the siblings went by Makinster.)
TIM S. MATHEWS
Tim S. Mathews, late of Lower; Maple Avenue died at 11 p.m.; Friday (Oct. 5, 1934). Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Miss Mary Mathews; three sons, Jim Jr., Frederick and Edward, all at home; three sister, Mrs. Mary Griswold, Mrs. Harriett Rollens and Miss Julia Mathews, and a brother Fletcher Mathews, Lower Maple Avenue. The body will be removed to the home Sunday from the Page funeral home in Wellsburg and the funeral will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. L. A. Guiles of the Wellsburg Methodist Church. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Wellsburg.
MATTISON Ralph E. Age 93, of Main Street Wellsburg, NY, died Monday, January 16, 2006, at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. Ralph was born May 22, 1912 in Buffalo, NY, son of the late Albert and Maud (Bisby) Mattison. He retired in 1976 from Westinghouse where he was employed as Supervisor in the Maintenance Department. He was a member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church, Past President of the Wellsburg School Board of Education and had served the Village of Wellsburg as Trustee. His many interests included woodworking, especially cabinet building. Survivors include his wife, Mary Mattison of Wellsburg, NY; daughters, Jeanne Breese and Alfred Martin of Chemung, NY, and Joyce and Donald Weston of Dryden, NY; a sister, Esther Elfers of Hot Springs, SD; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; nieces and many friends. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, January 18, 2006, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Ralph's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Rev. Frederick Turner officiating. Interment in Ashland Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials are directed to the Artic League, 114 West 2nd Street, Elmira, New York 14901.
FRED MAY, 65 of Wellsburg, died Monday at 12:30 a.m. He is survived by his widow, a son, Harry of Endicott and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Rightmier of Wellsburg. The body reposes at the Page Funeral home, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at2 p.m. and will be private. The Rev. L. A. Giles will officiate. Burial in Mountain View (Ashland) Cemetery, Wellsburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/3/1933
MAYNARD John R. Sr.
Of Wellsburg, NY, Age 63, died on Saturday, March 1, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by his children and grandchildren. John was born December 29, 1944 in Elmira, the son of Jeanne E. Carr and Harold W. Maynard. Harold, and his loving father in life, John S. Carr, predeceased John. He is survived by his loving mother; sons, John (Carrie) Maynard Jr. (Christopher, Ashley, Matthew and Sydney) of Leola, PA; Michael (Kim) Maynard (Corey, Mallorie, Bailey and "Nick") of Elmira, NY; daughters, Stacy Maynard (Sean) of Boston, MA; Kelly (Mark) Smith (Ethan, Abigail) of Elmira, NY; aunt, Dorothy (Bill) Hough of Elmira, NY; sisters, Joyce Bertozzi, Delores (Duane) Cleveland and Barb (John) Dunn; brother, Harold "Web" (Nellie) Maynard; along with the rest of his extended family including nieces, nephews and cousins. Many loving and caring friends and neighbors also survive John. John served his country in the USAF and retired from the Chemung County Sheriff's Department. He was also a member and past Commander of the American Legion Bentley Post #443 in Elmira. It was John's request that there be no prior calling hours and a burial in the Ashland Cemetery privately at the convenience of his family. Family and friends are invited to gather at the American Legion Bentley Post #443, 316 Lake Street, Elmira, NY, on March 5, 2008 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in celebration of John's life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's name may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901; or to the American Legion Bentley Post #443, 316 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/3/2008 - 3/4/2008.
MAYNARD John R., Jr.
Formerly of Elmira, NY, Of Paradise, PA, was born November 27, 1965 in Anchorage, AK, the son of John R. and Lynda (Kelly) Maynard, Sr., and died on Sunday, July 20, 2008, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 42. His father, John; paternal grandfather, John S. Carr; and maternal grandfather, Stuart "Larry" Kelly predeceased him. John is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Carrie (Shoemaker) Maynard of Paradise, PA; beloved children, Christopher, Anthony, Ashley, Matthew and Sydney; mother, Lynda Limoncelli of Elmira, NY; brother, Michael (Kim) Maynard and their children, Corey, Mallorie and Bailey, all of Elmira, NY; sisters, Stacy Maynard and her son, Sean of Hanover, MA; Kelly (Mark) Smith and their children, Abigail, Ethan and Carter of Elmira, NY; paternal grandmother, Jeanne Carr and maternal grandmother, Jennie Kelly both of Elmira, NY; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. John was presently employed at RR Donnelly & Sons in Lancaster, PA as a dedicated binder operator. He was a member of the American Legion Bentley Post # 443 of Elmira. He was a diehard New York Yankees fan, a devoted Miami Dolphins fan and a NASCAR enthusiast following # 48 Jimmy Johnson. In his earlier years, John enjoyed the many fishing trips with his father and other family members. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate the services for John. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Military Honors following the services for Mr. Maynard. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a Trust Fund for his beloved children in his memory. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/22/2008 - 7/23/2008
HAROLD W. MCLEAN age 80 of RD 2, Wellsburg, N.Y. Thursday, November 6, 1975. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral home, Wellsburg Saturday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bradley Wood of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/9/1975
MERRIAM - Mrs. C. Marguerite Dalton of 105 W. Fifth St., Wellsburg. Body at Page-Jamison Funeral Home, Wellsburg. Calling hours: today to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Requiem and Burial Office Monday at 11 a. m. in Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, the Rev. Howard St. Cyr, Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.
MERRIAM - DALTON, MRS C. MARGUERITE
of 105 W. Fifth St., Wellsburg. Body at Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg. Calling hours today to 4 to 7 to 9 pm. Requiem and Burial Office Monday at 11 am in Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, the Rev. Howard St. Cyr. Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg.
MERRIAM Cora - Mrs. Harry (Cora) Hillman -
Age 87, of 126 Front St. Wellsburg, Monday, August 5, 1968 at the El Cor Nursing Home. Friends May Call at the Page-Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. & where funeral will be held Thursday 2 p.m. Rev. Robert F. Lester. Burial in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Wellsburg Methodist Church Memorial Fund, or your favorite charity. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
MERRIAM - ABER, Lula M.
Age 94 of 173 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y., Tuesday January 8, 1974. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. David Durham and Rev. Welling Storch officiating. Interment Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. Friends wishing may contribute to the Wellsburg United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Survived by Daughter, Lodemah Aber of Wellsburg; sister, Mrs. Rend Andrus of Elmira; granddaughter Mrs. David (June) Durham of Ithaca, N.Y.; grandson, A.B. Aber of Elmira; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Aber was the oldest member of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church and a charter member of the United Methodist Women. She was born and raised on Comfort Hill and has lived in Chemung County all of her 94 years. Mrs. Aber was the widow of the late Burt C. Aber.
MERRICK –RUTH GRACE (MERRICK) ROSS, 92 of the Steuben County Infirmary, Bath, NY died February 1, 1995 at her residence. Mrs. Ross was the daughter of the late Hiram L. and Vernie B. (Wilcox) Merrick. She was born on October 12, 1902 in Barclay Township, Bradford Co. and was a homemaker for all of her life. Mrs. Ross is survived by two sisters, Edith M. Hatherill, Middlebury Center, PA and Marian Williams, Mansfield; several foster children and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Oscar J. Ross. Funeral services were held February 3, 1995 from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating. Interment was in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel
MILLER David G.
Age 63, of Horseheads, NY, died
on Thursday, March 25, 2010. He was born on September 12, 1946 in Elmira, NY to the late George and Shirley Miller. David is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Rose (Comstock) Miller of Horseheads; sons, John Miller of Elmira, Donald Miller of Elmira Heights, Richard Starr, Michael (Deanna) Starr and Randy (Patti) Starr all of KS; daughters, Tammy Miller of Elmira Heights and Linda Clark of Jamestown, NY; brothers, Gary Miller of Corning and Terry (Beth) Miller of Raleigh, NC; many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. David was a machinist for Schweizer Aircraft and was a member of the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 29th from 6 to 8 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 8 PM, with Meredith Tift officiating. Interment will take place in Ashland Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donation's can be made in David's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.27.2010
MILLER - HAWLEY, ELIZABETH E. (Betty)
Age 69 of Main Street, Wellsburg, NY, Sunday, June 27, 1993 at home. Private funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, 1993. Friends may contribute to the Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home Inc., Wellsburg, NY. Survived by husband, Edmond; sisters, Mrs. Jean (Stanley) Wisneski of Elmira Heights, NY and Mrs. Alice (Jerome) Fitzpatrick of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Richard (Ann) Miller of Bentley Creek, PA and Robert Miller of Spencer, NY. Also several nieces and nephews. Ashland Cemetery.
MILLER George R.
Age 79, of Dundee, FL died
on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Haines City Health Care in Haines City, FL. He was the loving husband of Doris E. (MacKenzie) Miller. The couple married April 20, 1974 and had 35 happy years together. George was born on September 15, 1930, son of the late Ernest and Nellie (Farrell) Miller. He served his country in the US Naval Reserves and was a plumber by trade. George was also a member of the Barnard Fire Department and Ambulance Corps. George is survived by his wife, Doris; his son, Ernest (Laura) Miller of Riverside, CA; his daughter, Dolores (Edward) Malchoff of Williamson, NY; his step-son, Jeffery (Karen) MacKenzie of Webster, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Warren Leifer, as well as his first wife, Jeannie Miller. A graveside service to honor George's life will be held 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Ashland Cemetery, Terrace Street, Wellsburg, NY. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 14, 2010
MILLER, LEROY S.
Age 26 of 110 Berwick Turnpike, Wellsburg Monday July 15, 1974. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Prayer service at the funeral home Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Ann's Church, Bentley Creek, Pa. Interment Ashland Cemetary, Wellsburg. Survived by his wife, Angelina and daughter Jennifer; mother, Mrs. Ruby Miller, Peraksie, Pa.; father, Roland Miller of New Jersey; sister, Rose Miller, Peraksie, Pa.; brothers, Roland Miller Jr of RD 2 Sayre, PA, James Miller and Chester Miller, both of New Jersey; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Miller was a veteran of Vietnam and a member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Dept.
MILLER Walter E. "Butch"
Age 68 of Elmira, died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital unexpectedly. Born on December 1, 1944 in Elmira, Walter was the son of the late Walter Sr. & Nancy Fleming Miller. Butch married the love of his life, Sherry Miller on May 29, 1963 and she predeceased him on December 15, 2012. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army. A good provider, Butch was employed by Kennedy Valve for 43 years where he served as a Union Steward. Family always came first, he loved spending time with them, especially his grandsons. Butch is survived by his loving daughter, Susan Miller, Elmira; grandsons, Jordon Everts and Noah Anthony; sister, Shirley Sullivan, Wellsburg; niece, Nancy Craig (Martin); nephew, Thomas Sullivan (Desirea); niece, Karen Quinones; nephew, Kevin Miller (Sharyn); special great niece, Allison Forrest (Andrew); special great nephew, David Miller (Emily). Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. August 13, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation and his ashes along with his beloved Sherry's will be interred in Ashland Cemetery together. Full military honors will be accorded Mr. Miller at the cemetery. Star Gazette – August 10, 2013
MOATS Lloyd W. Age 70, of Elmira, NY, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Tuesday, December 4, 2001. Lloyd was predeceased by his wife Retta June on January 22, 1990. He is survived by: children; Carol (Steven) Mattson of Endicott, NY, Linda S. Moats of Palisades Park, NJ, David (Ronni) Moats of Wheatridge, CO, Kathleen Moats Osier of Hickory, NC, grandchildren; Amy (David) Fetcinko, Barbara Mattson, Katie Moats, several brothers, sisters and nieces and nephews. Lloyd was a member of the North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY. He was also a member of the AARP. Lloyd served his country faithfully during WWII as a soldier in the Army Airforce. He had many hobbies and interests. They included: being a great fan of the Giants and of NASCAR and being a member of the Southport Coin Club. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 7, 2001, from 4pm until 7pm at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904. Funeral and committal services will be held there on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 11am. Interment will immediately follow in the Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the North Presbyterian Church's Rebuilding fund 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
PHILO W. MONTANYE SR. age 76 of 778 Roe Ave. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1964. He was a retired employee of Remington Rand Corp., a member of North Presbyterian Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ruth Montanye; daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Clearwater and Mrs. Dorothy Conklin of Elmira, Mrs. Louise Heath of New Albany, Pa., Mrs. Maryetta Voorhees of Columbia Cross Roads; sons, Lyman of Elmira, Philo Jr. of Lawrenceville, Lester of Pine City, Harold of Beaver Dams, Raymond of Chemung; brother, Deo Montanye of Crystal River, Fla.; 36 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Body at Kalec Funeral Home. Calling hours today and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. James Callea. Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/31/1964
MORGAN Leonard C.
The pleasures of earth cannot be compared to the joys of Heaven as Leonard C. Morgan departed to go there on December 4, 2012. Leonard was born November 11, 1918 and lived in the Elmira area for most of his life. He follows his adopted daughter, Rosemary (Robert) Hovis and his sister Henrietta Carpenter. Leonard married the former Delores Jilson on October 21, 1967 and they celebrated 45 years together. He is survived by his loving wife Delores (Jilson) Morgan of the Town of Ashland, his adopted son, David Morgan of Terrell, TX, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, Jeannie (Tom) Preset and Wendy (Dave) Woodard of Campbell, and in-laws, Mary (Fred) Daniels, David Jilson and Don (Bev) Jilson. Leonard proudly served in the US Army during WW II from March 1941 to September 1945. He fought in battles in Algeria, French Morocco, Rhineland, Romearno, Sicily, Southern France, Tunisia and traveled some with General George Patton. Leonard was a 40 year employee with Corning Glass as a supervisor at the main plant and Horseheads Holding Point. He received his 75 year pin in 2009. He also worked for the Chemung County Transit for over 30 years. He was a life member of the Corning Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 524, Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154 and the First Baptist Church of Horseheads. Retiring from Corning in 1975 along with 13 other supervisors they met every Thursday at the Central Restaurant in Painted Post, Leonard was the last of the group. He enjoyed his Saturday morning breakfast with Robert and Steven Hovis. If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. John 4:1 His special friends, Sue Ridall, Angie Leshick, Pat Brown, Shawn White and Mike Steele from Chemung Transit, Mary Gidney from the Elmira Bus Co., Harry Stabler of Shafer’s Bus Co., Pastor Aldrich, Ken & Alberta Andrus, Ed & Brenda Campbell, Ken & Pat Seager, Harry & Pat Schulz, Ray & Gerry Patrick, Jane Moss and the church huggers, Becky & Debbie Janowski, special neighbors Randy Beach & Family and Mike Thomas & family. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 3 to 5 PM at the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, 2293 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY. Leonard’s funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 5 PM with Pastor Sydney Aldrich and Pastor Robert Finch officiating with full military honors to follow. Music will be by singers Sue Schoeffler, Bonnie Strope and Larry Morgan. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Ashland Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The family would like to thank First Care Hospice nurses Lorie Mosteller and Paulette and the 2nd Floor D at St. Joseph’s Hospital for the love and care given to Leonard. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Horseheads Christian School, 2293 Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY 14845 or to the Twin Tiers Christian Academy, 640 Main Street, Breesport, NY 14816 Funeral home obituary – December 5, 2012
MOWERS Theodore W.
Age 85, born June 16, 1924 in Hamlin, NY, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord on August 20, 2009 at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Ted was predeceased by his mother, Donna; father, Horatio; brother, Donald; and sisters, Jeannette, Betty and Jean. Ted is survived by his loving, devoted wife and soulmate, Gretchen (Bentley), who resided with him at the Manor; son, Steven (Mary Ann) Mowers of Utica, NY; daughter, Yvonne (Leslie) Kilian of Prattsburgh, NY; five grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Mowers, Mark (Jana) Mowers, Kimberly Mowers (David) LaMarre, Ryan Kilian and Jay (Leslie) Kilian; nine great-grandchildren, Liam, Kiernan, Brady, Jessalyn, Gracy and Greta Mowers, Jacob and Allison LaMarre and Riley Kilian. Also surviving are brother, Norman; sisters, Ann Kopinski and Sally (Henry) Wagner; brother-in-law, Arnold Bentley; sister-in-law, Gertie Mowers; special niece, Joanne Weaver (Sam Pogborn); along with several nieces and nephews. Prior to his retirement, Ted was employed at Eastman Kodak and held various retail sales and management positions. He was an avid pen collector and a true fan of the crooner Bing Crosby. Ted was past Vice-President and President of the AARP, Local Chapter 276 in Elmira, NY, past lifetime member and head usher at the Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY and a member and volunteer at the Elmira Heights Historical Center. The family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation for the tender and compassionate care given to Ted during his stay at the Manor, especially during the most difficult last few months. Also special thanks to the Ontario-Yates Hospice for their attention and support. "Pappa," "Teddy," as he was affectionately known by staff was dearly loved and will be remembered in many hearts forever. To honor his wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY to be announced at a later date. Interment will take place in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Assoc., the Penn Yan Manor Activities Fund or a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2009
MOWERS Theodore W.
Age 85, died on August 20, 2009, at the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Ted on Saturday, September 12th at 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on September 9, 2009
Sr. Merill A. (Smokey) Age 84, of Hamlin Street, Cortland, NY formerly of Wellsburg, NY died Friday, October 20, 2006, at the Crouse Irving Hospital Syracuse, NY following a lengthy illness. Merill was born October 2, 1922 in Wheelerville, PA son of the late Leon and Verna Miller Morgan. Merill served his country with the US Army Air Corps during WW II where he was stationed in Alaska. He was retired from Harding Brothers where he was employed as a Machinist for over 30 years. He devoted his time to his family and community. Merill was a former Trustee and Mayor for the Village of Wellsburg, NY, past member of the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department, Ridgebury Sportsman Club, Elmira and Cortland Elks Lodge, Harding Brothers Sports Hall of Fame and Wellsburg United Methodist Church. He enjoyed sports and at one time played semi-professional football with the Elmira Indian Chief's. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Merill (Mary) Morgan, Jr. of Erin, NY, Scott (Jenifer) Morgan of Rome, NY, daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra (Ronnie) Perry of Cortland, NY, Jacqueline Morgan (Ross) Wood Nashville, TN, Dianna (Lee) Vert of Pine City, NY, stepdaughter and son-in-law, Cheri (Dick) Casselberry of Palm Harbor, FL., stepsons, Ross Sturdevant of Glens Falls, NY, Mark (Leslie) Sturdevant of Italy; brother and sister-in-law, Laverne (Mary) Morgan of Horseheads, NY; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Wives, Arloine (Hawley) Morgan and Bonnie (Seeley) Morgan; his sister, Enid Ingerick; and brothers, Ellis and Dean Morgan predeceased him. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2006, and from 12 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral and committal services will be held Wednesday at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend Kelvin Jones officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorials are directed to the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Dialysis Unit, 134 Home Ave. Cortland, NY 13045.
Dean of Star-Gazette Correspondents Dead
Stephen Herman MURPHY, 77, of Wellsburg, died in an Elmira hospital Thursday morning, Jan. 12, 1939, after a long illness due to a fractured hip. He was the oldest member of Christ Episcopal Church, Wellsburg, in point of age and the oldest correspondent of The Star0Gazette in years of service. Several years ago Mr. Murphy underwent an operation from which he never fully recovered and early last summer his health declined until he found it necessary to enter a hospital. He spent a number of weeks there and returned home with his physical condition improved but later injured himself severely in a fall. Mr. Murphy was of a kindly nature, interested in the welfare of those around him and deeply appreciative of kindness extended him. Misunderstandings distressed him and he not infrequently too long walks to see those who he felt might have misunderstood some statement he had made. He was devoted to the interest of Christ Church and attended services unfailingly. While in the drug business he not infrequently expressed the wish that he had followed a theatrical career, being a student of Shakespeare and possessing ability along dramatic lines. He had served as treasures of Christ Church and for years held a similar office in the village fire company.
Mr. Murphy was methodical in the extreme and in 1928 left with his neighbor, R. W. Page, Wellsburg funeral director, two envelopes to be opened when he died. One was addressed to Mr. Page and contained complete arrangements for his funeral. The other contained the following autobiographical sketch:
“He was born in Ridgebury, Pa., June 22, 1861, the son of Mrs. Rebecca Herman and Charles T. Murphy. He resided in Wellsburg nearly his entire life and obtained his education in the school of that village. He entered the drug business at an early age and later practiced pharmacy in Elmira, Binghamton and Utica.
“Returning to his home village he established a drug store and continued in the same for 40 years until his health failed. A life-long member of Christ Episcopal Church, he was also an exempt fireman and a member of the C. E. Coffey Hose Company since its organization.
“He was a correspondent for Elmira newspapers for a period of 50 years and the oldest representative of The Star-Gazette. He leaves one adopted son, Louis C. Liddiard of Elmira” Mr. Murphy’s body is at the Page funeral home where friends may call until late Saturday morning when it will be removed to Christ Church. Funeral services will be held at 3 p. m. and as he requested they will be conducted by the Rev. Levi Lunn of Crace Church, Waverly and the Very Rev. Frederick Henstridge of Crace Episcopal Church, Elmira. Burial will be made in Mountain View Cemetery. This cemetery is held under another name that Mr. Murphy did not fell was entirely fitting and so in items he wrote referring to it he gave it the name of Mountain View and ultimately the latter name was accepted by the public although it never appears on official burial records.
Handwritten: And, thus, the name “Mountain View Cemetery is explained
Handwritten: It became so commonly used that it appeared in a number of obituaries, particularly around the turn of the century into the 1900’s proving others agreed with Murphy on the appropriateness of his chosen name, and adopted it. It, too, heartily agree that Mountain View cemetery does seem a (rest is missing)
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