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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituaries by Cemetery Section
Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Champlin Cemetery, Westfield Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

 

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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.

Champlin Cemetery Obituaries
Westfield Township, Tioga County, PA.

Champlin Cemetery Listing 2003

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ABPLANALP - NUDD
Betty R. Age 59 of 37 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Troupsburg, NY diedSunday, May 6, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Westfield, PA on November 1, 1941, she was the daughter of Michael J. and Bessie Hurlburt Abplanalp. She was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School at Westfield. She was a former employee of Elecricord Corp of Westfield, PA and Thompson Bakery of Elkland. She is survived by three daughters, Debra (Carmen) Gunn of Potter Brook, PA, Veronica Nudd of Roseville, PA and Gail (Tom) Wheaton of Knoxville, PA; two sons, David K. (Paula) Nudd of Westfield, PA and Daniel (Kay) Nudd of Lindley, NY; her mother, Bessie Abplanalp of Westfield, PA; her brother, John (Jane) Abplanalp of Westfield, PA; two sisters, Peggy (Roderick) Prutsman of Troupsburg, NY and Joyce (Carlos) Cary of Reading, PA; 11 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call Tuesday, May 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc., Funeral Home, 1607 Main Street, Woodhull, New York where funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM, Wednesday. Rev. Donald Hulbert will officiate. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA.

ABPLANALP  John J. Age 58, of Route 349 Westfield, PA, died December 8, 2005 at home. He was the husband of Jane Johnson Abplanalp, to whom he had been married for 40 years. John was born January 27, 1947 in Westfield, PA, the son of the late Ernest "Michael" and Bessie Hurlburt Abplanalp. He received a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree from Mansfield University and was a former Director of Admission and later Director of External Learning and Field Services at Mansfield University, retiring January 1, 2001 with 22 years of service. He had previously worked at Northern Potter High School as a teacher and basketball coach, a claims adjuster for Nationwide Insurance and an employee of Eastman Kodak Company. John was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving during the Vietnam era. He served on the Northern Tioga School Board, Route 49 Corridor, the Charlie's Place Advisory Board and the Champlin Cemetery Association. John was also a member of the Cowanesque Masonic Lodge #351, and Middlebury IOOF Lodge #844. Surviving are his wife, Jane; son, John "Michael" Abplanalp, Carlisle, PA; sisters, Peg and Rod Prustman, Troupsburg, NY, and Joyce and Carlis Cary, Reading, PA; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Betty Nudd. Friends and relatives are invited to John's Life Celebration on Monday, December 12, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Westfield United Methodist Church, Westfield, PA. Funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mike Orendi officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 158 Church Street, Westfield, PA 16950, or to the Westfield Public Library, 147 Maple Street, Westfield, PA 16950. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.

ACKLEY Mary Ann
Wellsboro Agitator - August 16, 1922
--Mrs. Mary Ackley Sweazey died sometime during the night and the fact was discovered by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Sweazey, with whom she resided, on Monday morning, Aug. 7.  The deceased was born in Clymer township, Oct. 15, 1848. She was married to Alvin Sweazey and two sons were born to them, Virgil and Charles, who, with their father, have died.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Harris B. Thomas officiating; interment in the Champlin cemetery.

ALDRICH
Aldrich, Loren Curtis, of R.D.1 Westfield died Friday, January 7th 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He had been taken there in the Osceola ambulance a few hours prior to his death. He was 52 years old, and was an employee of Corning Glass Works at Corning, New York. The family received callers at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon and evening. Funeral services were conducted there Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Duane Burdick of Potter Brook officiating. Burial was made in Champlain Cemetery at Westfield Mr. Aldrich was the son of Harold and Myra (Sutlif) Aldrich born on February 12th 1919. He was married to the former Marguerite Wood who survives. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville and of the River Valley Country Club. In addition to his wife, Mr. Aldrich is survived by the following: daughters, Mrs. Walter (Gail) Hackett of Westfield, Mrs. Harold (Sharon) Jordan of Knoxville, Mrs. Claude (Nancy) Persing of Knoxville, Mrs. Homer (Lorna) Fry of Westfield; sons, Loren C. Aldrich, Jr., of corning, N.Y., Dean C. Aldrich, at home; sister, Mrs. William Meredith of Fort Myers, Florida, and two grandchildren.

ALLEN
 Allen, Lawrence age 61 of Westfield, Pa. Saturday June 16 1973. Friends may call at Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa. Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. James Clemens officiating. Champlin Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kay Jeffers of Elkland, Mrs. Debora Empson of Westfield; one son, Kenneth Allen, Ohio; ten grandchildren; four sisters Mrs. Maud Miller, Mrs. Flossie Hunt, Mrs. Hancy Taft and Mrs. Berince Taft, all of Westfield. He was a veteran of World War II.

ANDREWS Mae A.
Free Press – April 7, 2004
Mae A. Locke, 93, of Cowanesque, diedFeb. 5, 2004, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  She was born Feb. 17, 1910, in Chatham Township, Pa., the daughter of Gardner and Angie Andrews.   She was a homemaker, past Matron of the Westfield OES and member of the Cowanesque United Methodist Church.  She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Marie Locke, Henrietta, N.Y.; daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Gene Church, South Hill, Va.; Anne and Robert Bebout, Danville, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and son, George.  A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Apr. 17, at the Cowanesque United Methodist Church, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. James F. Bellamy OSL will officiate.  Memorial donations may be made to the Cowanesque United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield.

 

ARNETT Justene (Arnett) Bucci

93, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. A graveside service will be held at the Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – September 26, 2013   

 

BAKER
Baker, Arthur age 69, of RD., Westfield, Pa., suddenly Tuesday November 6, 1973 in Ulysses, Pa. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa., today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Clair Statham. Burial Champlin Cemetery, Survived by wife Mrs. Mabel Baker; one daughter Mrs. Beverly Cooper of R.D. 1, Westfield; step-son Lawrence Gill of Williamsport, Pa.; one brother Leo Baker of Genesee, Pa.; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Mr. Baker was a Veteran of World War I.

 

BAKER Clair R. Baker

87, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa., formerly of Westfield, died on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. He was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Westfield, Pa., the son of Clair and Jesse Knight Baker Sr. Clair was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Consolidated Natural Gas after many years of service. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Westfield. Clair was a fan of the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills and loved the game of pinochle.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Pearl; sons, Matthew (Brenda) Baker, Wellsboro, Clair (Doris) Baker, Bantam, Conn., and Brick Baker, Gainesville, Fla. He is also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen Baker; his sisters, Nellie Easton, Jessie Aldrich, Doris McMindes and Mildred VanDusen; and brothers, Harold Baker and Bert Baker.  Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, with a memorial service immediately following at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Jeff McCleary officiating. Interment will be held in the Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, Pa., with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church, 158 Church St., Westfield, PA 16950.  Arrangements are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA 16950.   Star Gazette – March 8, 2012

 

BAKER –IDA N. JEFFERS age 69 of Elkland, Pa. on Tuesday, May 24, 1977.  Family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Friday 2 p.m. Rev. Alfred Carl officiating.  Champlin Cemetery.  Survived by husband, Bert; three daughters, Mrs. Samuel (Edith) Jones and Mrs. Crawford (Edna) Dean of Addison, N.Y., Mrs. James (Beverly) Padgett of Elkland; three brothers, Harrison Baker of Wellsboro, Ivan Baker of Niagara Falls, James Baker of Westfield; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Reed and Mrs. Esther Rice of Elkland, Pa.; Mrs. Bessie Howard of Pine City, Mrs. Laveda Foot of Beaver Dams, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Osceola, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/1977

 

BAKER Mary Soranson

a former Westfield lady died at her home in Galeton Thursday, of a complicated disease of the liver, after an illness of nearly four months.  The news of her death was received here with genuine regret, for Mrs. Soranson had many friends in this place and her death was unexpected, few indeed knowing that she had been ill.  Mrs. Soranson was born April 2nd, 1843 and was married to Randolph Soranson in 1871.  For several years they lived at Wellsboro, moving to Westfield in 1888.  While here Mrs. Soranson was bereft of her husband and later of her son, Albert.  She had moved to Galeton and was back at Westfield on a visit when the news was brought to her of the death of another son, Harry who was drowned while in bathing.  She is survived by two sons; George in Post office Inspectors office at Cincinnati, Randolph, chief clerk in General Superintendent’s office at Galeton and one daughter, Mamie.  The funeral was held from the Baptist chapel, Westfield, Saturday, Rev. S. Austin Field officiating.  Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1900)  [She and her husband are actually buried in Champlin Cemetery.]

 

BALL Norma E. Wilson

age 89, of Lindley, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at home.  She was born on July 8, 1923 in Lawrenceville, the daughter of Herman and Susan (Brennan) Ball.  Norma enjoyed reading; crocheting, crossword puzzles, fishing, bingo, and family get-togethers.  She enjoyed spending time with the younger children and they cherished their time with her.   She is survived by her children, Charles (Judy)  of Lindley, Dave Wilson of Lindley, Ken (Ann) Wilson of NC, Kathy (Raymond) Buman of Lindley, Lyn (Laura) Wilson of MD, and Jim Wilson of Scottsville, several grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and a few great great-grandchildren.  Norma was predeceased by her husband, Kendall Wilson, son, Darrell Wilson, and daughter, Diane Wilson.  It was Norma’s wish that there be no calling hours.  A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Champlin Cemetery in Westfield.  Arrangements by Carpenter’s Funeral Home.     Corning Leader – March 16, 2013

 

BANCROFT POLLY
Wellsboro Agitator – July 1, 1931
Cowanesque, June 29 – The funeral of Mrs. Polly Bancroft King, widow of Prince King, of the Jemison, was held in Cowanesque Methodist Church Sunday.  Mrs. King was born Dec. 11, 1838, at Addison, N.Y., and early life came to this section where she had lived since.  “Aunt Polly” as she was known to everyone, was one of the best known and loved of any in this vicinity.  She has always enjoyed good health and was actively engaged in the household duties until only a few days before her death, which occurred early Friday morning.  She is survived by one son, Ural, of near Knoxville.  A daughter, Mrs. John Hegmann, died a few years ago.  Three sisters survive, Mrs. Phebe Coon, of Westfield; Mrs. Alice Short, of near Sabinsville, and Miss Lois Bancroft, who made her home with Mrs. King.  Interment in the Champlin cemetery.

 

BANKS - MISS LaPETE I. BANKS Miss LaPete Ida Banks, died at the Margaret M. VanZile Nursing Home where she had been a patient for the past three years. She was 98 years of age. She was born in Waverly, N.Y., November 30, 1860, the daughter of Henry William and Ida Buck Banks. The moved to Lawrence, Kansas with her family in early life where she resided with them until her father's death. She and her mother moved then moved to Coudersport where they lived for a short time, then moving permanently to Westfield. The only known survivors are two cousins, Miss Lena Hopkins of Westfield and Arthur Buck of Coudersport. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Watkins Funeral Home in Westfield. The Rev. Elmer H. Witmer, vicar of St. John's Episcopal Church, of which she was a member, officiated. Burial was in Champlin cemetery. Submitted by Ron Lewis

 

BATES Susan

Wellsboro Agitator – November 28, 1917

—Mrs. Susan Weeks died Nov. 14 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Wilcox, in Westfield, where she had been confined to her bed for the past seven months. Deceased was 91years of age. Her maiden name was Bates and her home at Cooper Plains.  Coopers Plains. Her husband, Noah S. Weeks, died 21 years ago.  She had four children, the eldest daughter deceased, the daughter already mentioned, a daughter, Mrs. Edith Hazey, of Vale, Washington, and one son, Ritner Weeks of Westfield.  There are numerous grandchildren.  The deceased since marriage spent her life in and about Sabinsville and Westfield.  

 

BEHRMAN, Helen -  RUNDALL Helen B. of Westfield, PA Age 98, died Wednesday, October 18, 2006, in Mead's Private Care Home, Sabinsville, PA. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Rusinko of Elmira, NY; grandson and granddaugther-in-law, Michael (Carol Chester) Rusinko of Geneva, NY; and granddaughter, Lynne Rusinko of Elmira. Friends may call at St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, on Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, with Funeral Services at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Joseph McNamara will officiate. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA 16950. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. [Helen Behrman, daughter of Herman Dime and Della HITT Behrman]

 

BIESER Alfred A. "Stub"
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  Aug. 12, 1992
Alfred A "Stub" Bieser, 52, of Westfield R R 4 died Friday, Aug 7, 1992 as the result of an accident at his home.  Born Aug. 25, 1939 in Blossburg, he was the son of Alfred J and Alice Plaisted Bieser.  He was a member of the Cowanesque Lodge #351 F&AM. Coudersport Consistory, Wellsboro Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, Howard S. Lines VFW Post, Knoxville, Deerfield Volunteer Fire Co., C V Snowriders, CV Rod and Gun Club, Valley Grange, Knoxville.  He was a machinist at Dresser Manufacturing, Wellsboro.  Preceding him in death was his father, Alfred J. "Fat" Bieser, in 1985.  Surviving, besides his mother, are a long-time companion, Doris Harding, Knoxville, sons, Vance Bieser, Nelson and Scott W. Bieser, Westfield, sister, Betty Moon, Marion, NY;  two grandchildren, Allen D. Bieser, Nelson, and Jon M. Bieser, Nelson; half-sister, Hazel Chilson, Arnot, two nephews and several cousins.  Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield on Sunday, Aug. 9 and Monday Aug. 10.  The Rev Dale I. Miller officiated.  Burial was made in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to charity of one's choice.

BIESER Alfred A. "Stub"
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  Aug. 12, 1992
Westfield Man Dies When Tractor Rolls -- A Westfield R R man was killed while riding a tractor here on Friday, Aug. 7, State Police at Mansfield said.  Alfred A. Bieser, 52, was operating a John Deere tractor adjacent to Route 49, west of Cowanesque field, when he attempted to drive the unit up a private roadway.  The tractor drifted to the right, and the wheels ran off the south edge of the roadway, causing the weight of the tractor to shift right, police said.  This caused the unit to roll over and down a steep embankment, police said.  Apparently Bieser was thrown from the tractor, which then rolled on top of him, before continuing to roll down the hill, police said.  Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:35pm.  Crary Hose Co assisted at the accident.

BIESER ALFRED J
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, July 24, 1985
Alfred J. Bieser, age 69, of RD 1, Knoxville died on Sunday, July 21, 1985.   He was born September 25, 1915 in Troupsburg, NY, the son of Walter and Lizzie Nageli Beiser.  He was married to the former Alice Plumstead.  He was a member of the Cowanesque Methodist Church, Knoxville Masonic Lodge #351, Cowanesque Valley Rod and Gun Club and the Cowanesque Valley Snowmobile Club.  He was a self-employed farmer.  He is survived by his wife, Alice (Tillie), son, Alfred (Stub) Bieser of R D, Westfield, daughter, Mrs William (Betty) Moon of Marion, NY, step-daughter, Mrs Paul (Hazel) Chilson of Arnot, brothers, Walter of Little Marsh, Frederick of North Bingham, PA, Arnold of Coudersport, sisters, Mrs Margaret Talbot of Westfield, Mrs James (Ruth) Carpenter of Westfield, Mrs Clifford (Elizabeth) Cole of Cross Fork, Mrs Cecil (Blanche) Smith of Belmont, NY,  Mrs Bertha Plaisted of Whitesville, NY, and Mrs Mark (Catherine) Nesbitt of Whitesville, NY, uncle, Edward Nageli of Hornell, NY, 5 grandchildren, 3 gr-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.   Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (today) at 2pm at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield with the Rev. Clair Statham Officiating.  Burial in the Champlin Cemetery at Westfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company.

BLAKER Edith M
MACAULEY Edith M. Age 87, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of #625 Mill Street, Westfield, PA, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born January 12, 1919 in Ogden, NY, the daughter of George and Matilda Turner Blaker. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Jim Hackett, Westfield, PA; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Joyce Blaker, Caledonia, NY; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Omer King, officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA

BOLLOCK - BALFOUR Elizabeth Ann
Age 96, of 168 Stevenson St., Westfield, PA, died Thursday, November 22, 2007, at the home of Tamara Jeffers. She was born October 5, 1911 in Westfield, PA, the daughter of Joseph and Katherine Bollock. She was a homemaker, certified auto mechanic, was very artistic, took numerous home study courses, and was a wonderful cook. She is survived by daughter, Dorothy Alexander, Indianapolis, IN; daughter-in-law, Susan Balfour, Westfield, PA; grandchildren, Holly Zengerle, Echo Putman, Alan Balfour, all of Westfield, PA, Lisa Hope, Marissa Long, Sheila Meador, all of Indianapolis, IN; 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, sister-in-law; and one wonderful caregiver and her family, Tamara Jeffers of Osceola, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Edward Heyler, Offc. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16091, or the Westfield United Methodist Church.

BOLLOCK   Eugene Joseph Age 88, of R.D. #1, Westfield, PA, died Friday, February 10, 2006, at his residence. He was born October 26, 1917 in Westfield, PA, the son of Joseph and Katherine Bollock. He was a lifelong farmer who raised beef cattle and he was a self-employed mechanic. He retired after working for many years for the Eberle Tanning Co., Westfield, PA. He was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Westfield, PA, and a life-member of the Dads of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin and Betty Bollock, Germania, PA, Raymond and Nancy Bollock, Brooktondale, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Veronica and Roy Allen, Ocala, FL, Fay and Bob Stiles, R.D., Westfield, PA, Katherine Gee and Paul Potter, Sabinsville, PA, Susan and Keith Horne, Tallahassee, FL; sister, Elizabeth Balfour, Westfield, PA; 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora; daughter, Carolyn Bonham; and son-in-law, Bob Bonham. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Joseph Gilbert, officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Assn. in Eugene's memory.

 

BONHAM Gregory P. Bonham

Wellsboro Gazette – October 18, 1989

36, of 144 High Street, Westfield died Sunday, Oct 15, 1989, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 8, 1953, in Blossburg, he was the son of Donald J. and Muriel Jordan Bonham. He was a member of Local Teamster #521, Westfield Masonic Lodge #477, Coudersport Consistory, and the Crary Hose Volunteer Company in Westfield and was the Westfield Borough foreman for 14 years.  Surviving are his wife, Candy of Westfield; a daughter and son, Brenadette and Matthew, both at home; parents of RD, Lawrenceville; brothers, Jerald Price of Knoxville and Michael Bonham of Lawrenceville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were held Tuesday, Oct 17, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. The Rev. Duane Burdick officiated. Burial was made in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield.  Memorial donations may be made to Riverside Park, in care of Jeffrey VanDusen Brugger and Crandall, Main Street, Westfield, PA. 16950.

 

BONNIGER Curtis Glenn Bonniger

50 of Westfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 24. He was born Feb. 2, 1963, in Wellsboro, the son of Glenn and Helen Trautner Bonniger. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Friday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to noon, where funeral services will be conducted at noon with Pastor Ed Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Memorial donations may be made directly to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Wellsboro Gazette – September 26, 2013   

 

BOOM ADDIE
Wellsboro Agitator – November 27, 1940
Mrs. Addie Stafford died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Moore, in Elkland Thursday morning at 4:30, after an illness a few hours. She was daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Boom, and was married sixty years ago to Charles Stafford in Elmira. She removed to Elkland about four years ago from Westfield, R. D.  Survivors include a sister, Mrs.  Arvilla Kelley, of Pontiac, Michigan;  two daughters and one son. Mrs. George Moore, of Elkland; Mrs. William Dilcher, of Woodhull, and Fred Stafford, of Osceola, and twelve grandchildren.  The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. E. T. Rowe officiating; burial in the Chaplin (Champlin) cemetery at Westfield.

BOOM DELOS
Sabinsville, PA - June 9
Delos Boom, whose neck was broken Monday afternoon as a result of being thrown from his wagon in a runaway when his team became frightened at some small children...  ~ no year on article

BOOM DELOS
Wellsboro Agitator – June 14, 1911
Delos Boom, aged 55 years, of Sunderlinville, Potter county, died June 6, about midnight, from injuries received in a runaway accident in Sabinsville last week Monday afternoon.  Mr. Boom was in Sabinsville, when his team became frightened at a coaster cart on the sidewalk and jumping, the neckyoke gave way, letting the tongue drop to the ground, which threw Mr. Boom a considerable distance and striking on the back of his head, he was paralyzed from the neck down.  He was carried into a house nearby and died, although he was conscious until the end.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter.  Funeral services were held Friday, interment in the Champlin cemetery, near Westfield.  Mr. Boom was a brother of Mrs. Phoebe Bostwick, of Knoxville. -Courier.

ROY EUGENE BOON age 92 of RD, Rushville, Pa.  The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Monday at 2 p.m.  Rev. John Bergstrom officiating.  Champlin Cemetery, Westfield.  Survived by wife, Estella; two sons, Carl of Westfield and Russell of Nelson, Pa.; two brothers, Joe Boon of Elkland RD, Pa. and Rex Boon of Osceola, Pa.; five grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1976

BERTHA BOST
DANSVILLE - Bertha A. Chilson, 86, of State Rte. 36, died today (June 1, 2000) at the East Side Nursing Home in Warsaw, following a long illness. Mrs. Chilson was born Aug. 18, 1913, in Westfield, Pa., the daughter of Joseph Martin and Lena Belle Proudy Bost. She had worked in the food service dept. of Monroe County Correctional Facility in Rochester for many years.  Mrs. Chilson is survives by one daughter, Mrs. Helen (Robert) Gardner of Hornell, one sister, Mary Shonda of Trumbul, Conn.; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Clifford Robbins; daughter, Ella Plunkett; four sisters, Minnie and Susie Bost, Helen Decker and Virginia Burment; one brother, Floyd Bost.  Friends may call Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home in Canisteo, where services will be held immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m.. the Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in the Champlin Cemetery in Westfield, Pa.

HAZEL ELZADA BOST
Mrs. Jesse Decker
Canisteo, May 10.. Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Decker, wife of Jesse Decker of Canisteo, who died yesterday morning at Mount Morris State Hospital, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Williams Funeral Home in East Main street. The Rev. Colvin Stopp will officiate and burial will be in Champlin Cemetery at Westfield, Pa. Mrs. Decker resided in Canisteo for several years. She had been a patient at the hospital for the past three years. Surviving are her husband, her father Martin Bost of Elkland, Pa., sisters, Mrs. Mary (Page (?) or) Bates of Painted Post and Mrs Bertha Robbins and Mrs Virginia Bernment of Hornell: one brother, Floyd Bost of Elkland. Calling hours at the funeral home are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

BROCK Julia Helen
Died peacefully on April 21, 2007. She was born in Westfield, PA on December 1, 1912, to Louis and Anna (Hoyt) Brock. Julie lived in Westfield and Wellsboro until recent years, when she took up residence at Bellingham Adult Living and Brandywine Hall Health Care Facility in West Chester, PA, to be closer to family. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1931 and was a lifelong member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church. Julie was employed for many years at the Corning Glass Company in Wellsboro, retiring from there in 1977. A person to rise above the challenges life brought her, Julie will be remembered for her resiliency and positive outlook. She was dedicated to her family, who knew they could count on her love and support. Julie is survived by nieces and nephews, Mary Lyn (Stephen) Cheney of Madison, WI, Linda (Robert) Palladino of West Chester, PA, Louis (Francine) Brock of Staten Island, NY, James Brock of New York, NY, and Monica (Wayne) Crowthers of Medford Lakes, NJ; and grandnieces and nephews and friends. Julie was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Genevieve (Geneva); and brothers, Stanley and Louis. The family wishes to thank Westfield neighbors and friends, as well as the medical staffs at Bellingham and Brandywine Hall for the competent, kind and compassionate care given to Julie. At a later date a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 149 Lincoln St., Westfield, PA, followed by interment in the Champlin Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Catherine's Church in care of Fr. Joseph Gilbert at St. Thomas Church, 111 First St., Elkland, PA 16920. The Kenyon Funeral Home is assisting the family.

BROCK - STANLEY J. BROCK Stanley J. Brock, 59, of Main St., Westfield, died unexpectedly in the Williamsport General Hospital, Monday, Nov. 30, 1970. He became ill at his home Thursday and was admitted to the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, and transferred to Williamsport when his condition worsened. The owner and proprietor of Brock's Service Station, Mr. Brock started the Atlantic Service Station in the building he build on Main St. 35 years ago. He was a former member of the Westfield Borough Council, serving two years as its president. Born Nov. 6, 1911, at Morris, Pa. he was the son of Louis S. and Anna Brock. He married Mary Scott in Westfield on Aug 24, 1940. He graduated from Westfield High School in 1929, and worked for Eberle Tanning Company before going into business for himself. He was a communicant of St. Catherine's Church, Westfield, a member of the Third Order of the Knights of Columbus. Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Mary Lyn) Cheney, Ithaca, NY and Miss Linda Brock, Cleveland, OH; his mother, Mrs. Anna Brock of Westfield; a sister, Miss Julia Brock, Wellsboro; and one brother, Louis Brock, Santa Ana, Calif. A Con-celebrated Requiem Mass will be held in St Catherine's Church, Thursday mroning at 11 am by Msgr. John J. O'Brien of Wellsboro, and Rev. Clement Markowski. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery. Submitted by Marlene MILES Andes August 6, 1998

BRUGGER, Elsie -  COBB ELSIE F
Cobb, Elsie F. age 55 of 212 Stevenson St., Westfield, Sunday February 3, 1974. The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Westfield Methodist Church. Rev. John Bergstrom officiating. Champlain Cemetery, Westfield. The family will furnish flowers. Donations may be made to the Westfield Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Survived by husband, Donald; sons, David E. Cobb of Kansas City, Donald M. and D. Richard, both of Rochester, N.Y: daughter Mrs. Brenda Wilkinson of Rochester, N.Y.; seven brothers, Albert, Walter, Carl and Fred, all of Westfield, Pa. Arnold of Pottstown, Pa. Frank and Theodore, both of Turlock, Calf.; Three sisters, Mrs. Emma Mirto, Little Ferry, N.J., Mrs. Evelyn Dawson of Trumansburg, N.Y., Mrs. Lillian Watkins of Little Marsh, Pa.; four grandchildren. She was a member of Westfield Methodist Church and committeee member of Boy Scout Troup 50 and she was a member of King's Daughters and the W.S.C.S. [Elsie F. Brugger, daughter of Melchior "Mike" and Magdalena TANNLER Brugger]

BRUGGER - John Brugger, 82, died at his home on Westfield, RD2, last Wednesday, after an illness of six months. Mr. Brugger was born in Switzerland, in 1851 and was united in marriage to Miss Magdelena Luthold in 1894. Mr. Brugger was a farmer in the Westfield vicinity close to 50 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, but in later years attended the Westfield Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J.W. Coyle, Mrs. W.A. Smith and Mrs. E.H. Topel, of Rochester; one son, John of Woodhull; one brother, Mike Brugger, and a sister, Anna, both of Russell, PA. He also leaves several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday with the Rev. C.E. Swearington, officiating; burial in the Champlin cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, Oct. 28, 1943

 

BRUGGER Lillian I. Watkins

85, of Little Marsh, died on December 10, 2012 at Soldier & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Vernard E. Watkins who preceded her April 25, 2011. Lillian was born May 27, 1927, in Westfield, the daughter of the late Michael and Magdalena Tannler Brugger. She was a former LPN at SSMH. In addition Lillian and her husband owned a dairy farm for many years in Little Marsh, PA. She was a member of Little Marsh United Methodist Church where she was an organist for 50 years. She also was a 50-year member of the Grange. Surviving is her daughter, Linda Lewis, Elmira NY; son, Wayne Watkins, Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Vivian Watkins, Little Marsh; four grandchildren, David and Jacob Steinfelt, Matthew Watkins, Elizabeth Chilson, seven great-grandchildren, Abram and Graham Steinfelt, Brent and Ashlynn Watkins, Alexis, Ethan and Evan Chilson; brother and sister-in-law, Ted (Betty) Brugger, Turlock, CA. She was preceded in death by six brothers, Albert, Walter, Carl, Arnold, Frank and Fred Brugger; three sisters, Elsie Cobb, Emma Mirto and Evelyn Dawson; her son-in-law, Lee Lewis. Friends and family are invited to Lillian's Life Celebration on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 10 - 11 A.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Funeral to follow at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jay Morris officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. Memorials may be made in Lillian's name to Little Marsh United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Janet Watkins 328 Mosher Road, Westfield, PA 16950.   Star Gazette – December 11, 2012

 

BRYINGTON –DONNA KATHRYN BOWERS passed away on Friday, Apr. 4, 2014. She was born on Feb. 29, 1932. She lived in Westfield; Rochester, N.Y.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and Lockwood, Mo. Donna worked at the Electric-Cord in Westfield; Present Company and Burlington, Rochester; and Burlington, Harrisburg. Donna enjoyed bowling, dancing, tending to her flowers and her beloved dogs. She was predeceased by her parents, Lorana and John Bryington; sister, Anna Easton; brother, Clayton Bryington; daughter, Rhonda Lee Bowers. She is survived by three children, Neil R. Bowers and his wife, Donita, Lockwood, Mo.; Connie E. Bowers, Rochester, N.Y.; Gina M. Bowers-Miller and partner, Susan Bowers-Miller, Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Mary Jo Arena. A memorial service will be held on May 10 at Falvo Funeral Home, Webster, N.Y., from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Calling hours and service will be held at 12:15 p.m. Interment will be at the Champlain Cemetery, Westfield. Donations may be made to American Lung Association and Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance. Obituary published in the April 16 issue of the Free Press-Courier. –Wellsboro Gazette 4/15/2014

 

BURDIC ADDIE
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  April 13, 1921
Mrs. Addie Burdic Hill, wife of the late K. D. Hill, died at her home in Cowanesque April 6, from a paralytic stroke.  Mrs. Hill was apparently in good health and was engaged in house cleaning and perhaps over-exerted while beating a carpet.  She was observed at work by a man who passed by the Hill home and five minutes later when he returned she was found lying on the ground dead.  The deceased is survived by a son, Benjamin Hill, of Elmira, and a daughter, Mrs Wallace Schoonover of Fredericksburg, VA - Westfield Free Press.

NELSON BURDIC, one of Westfield, died
after an illness which had confined him to his bed about two weeks.  He had been in poor health for about four years, a general breaking down of the system occasioned by advanced age.  For ten days prior to his death he was unable to take nourishment and the friends and relatives knew that there was no hope of recovery.  Nelson Burdic was born near Addison, November 1, 1824 and resided there until ten years old when he with his parents moved to Deerfield.  He lived there two years and then came to Westfield where he has resided ever since.  On November 1, 1847 he was united in marriage to Miss Susan Pease who died some years ago.  To them were born seven children all of whom are living.  Their names are: Gilford Burdic of Seattle, Washington; Deforest, Nevada and Oliver of Westfield; Chester and Charles of Watertown, N.Y and Mrs. Adah Hill of Cowanesque.  Mr. Burdic is one of the pioneers of this section and has passed sixty-five years of his life in this borough.  He was a carpenter and undertaker and nearly all of the old houses in town were constructed by him.  He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a man who enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew him.  The funeral was held from the house Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. R. C. Grames officiating.  Interment was made in Champlin Cemetery.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1901)

BURDIC NEVADA
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  July 27,1932
Miss Nevada Burdic, aged 80 years, of Westfield, died recently at her home on Elm Street; burial in the Champlin Cemetery.  Miss Burdic was born in Westfield, June 11, 1852, daughter of Nelson and Susan Pease Burdic.  She is survived by one brother, Oliver Burdic, with whom she made her home.  Miss Burdic was for many years a member of the Eastern Star.

BURDIC OLIVER
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  December 12, 1934
Oliver Burdic was born in Westfield, 77 years ago, son of Nelson and Susan Pease Burdic, and died Dec. 1.  Burial in the Champlin Cemetery.  Mr. Burdic is survived by several nephews and nieces, including Ethel Burdic Riehl, Edwin N. Burdic, Lawrence and John Plank of Westfield, R. D.

BURRELL Raymond W.
Age 90 of Sabinsville, PA, diedFebruary 28, 2008. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA, Monday, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/1/2008

BURRELL - Raymond W. Burrell, 90, of Crance Brook Road, Sabinsville, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was a life long farmer. Survivors include his wife, G. Eloise Burrell; four sons, Lyle Burrell of Elkland, Wesley Burrell of Westfield, Lynn Burrell and Brian Burrell, both of Sabinsville. Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, Pastor Lewis Young officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. - Corning Leader, 29 Feb 2008

BURROUS - Genevieve B. "Julia"  Butler, 83, of Riverside Manor, Westfield, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.
She was a former Galeton Production employee.  Survivors include a son, Kenneth Burrous, of Sabinsville; a daughter, Lucinda Taft of Westfield; a stepson, Raymond Butler Jr. of Roulette; three brothers, Carl Burrous Jr., Otto Burrous, Harry Burrous, all of Westfield; four sisters, Erma Dibble of Westfield, Dorothy Cleveland of Wellsboro, Carole Potter of Sabinsville, Yvonne Keeney of Lawenceville.  Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Monday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 22 W. Main St., Westfield. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Monday, Pastor Lewis Young and the Rev. Lowell Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield.    Corning Leader - November 22, 2009

BUSH
Bush, Stanley F. age 63, of Westfield, Pa., Tuesday, February 6, 1973. The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral Friday in the Westfield Methodist Church at 2 p.m. the Rev. Merle Cowher officiating. Burial Champlin Cemetery.Survived by wife Yvonne; daughter, Mrs. Sharon Smith of Westfield, Pa.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Francis of Watkins Glen, Gilbert of Reading Center; three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Huston of Reading Center, Mrs. Martha Evans of Harrison Valley, Mrs. Minnie Kelley of Trumansburg, N.Y. nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Westfield Methodist Church.

BUTLER Carrie Persing
Wellsboro Agitator - February 28, 1935
Carrie Butler Persing- Westfleld, Feb. 26.—The funeral of Mrs. A. D. Persing, 66, was held from the M. E. Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. P. H. Woodruff officiating. Burial was in Champlin Cemetery. Mrs. Persing was a daughter of Alvin and Harriett Weeks Butler. She had been in failing health for some time and just recently had been a patient in the Blossburg Hospital but died at her home in Sylvester. Besides her husband she leaves several sons and daughters.

 

BUTLER Ruth Ellen

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., July 14, 1937, Pg 6

Mrs. Ruth Butler Covell died en route to the hospital Sunday afternoon [7/11/1937], after an illness of only a few hours. She had been a resident of Westfield for 12 years. Survivors include her husband, Leland Covell; one daughter, Lois and her mother, Mrs. Sarah Butler. The funeral will be held at the home at 2 o'clock today; burial in the Champlin Cemetery.

 

CARLIN
Carlin, Glenn C. age 69 of RD Ulysses, Pa. Wednesday October 10, 1973 at his home. The body is at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton. No calling hours. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Jerry McCauley and Rev. John Prouty officiating. Burial in Champlain Cemetery, Westfield, Pa. Survived by his wife, Bessie; six daughters, Mrs. Grace Button of Addison, N.Y., Mrs. Avis Fry of Coudersport, Pa., Mrs. Sally Perovich of Geneseo, N.Y., Mrs. Lois Robinson of Addison, N.Y. Mrs. Bessie Dougherty of Norridgwalk, Maine, Mrs. Faith Peraino of Nundane, N.Y> three sons, Duane Carlin of Oakland, N.Y., Glenn Carlin of Arkport N.Y., Dale Carlin of Nundane, N.Y.; one brother John Carlin of Nelson, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Orpha Henderxson of Westfield, Pa. Mrs Opal Welch of Harrisburg, Pa; 35 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

CARMAN
Carman, Harry E., age 63 of RD 1 painted post, N.Y. Thursday December 20, 1973. The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa. Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. John Bergstrom officiating. Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Survived by two sons, Donald Carman of Elkland and Earl Carman of Corning; one daughter, Mrs. Lois Shellenberger, Marietta, Pa.; one brother, Joe Carman, Frenco, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Moon and Mrs. Margaret Moon, both of Westfield; three grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War II.

CADY LEWIS E.
Lewis E. Cady of Westfield died at the Wellsboro Hospital on Monday, October 23rd, 1972. He suffered a stroke on Sunday and was taken to the hospital in the Osceola ambulance. Mr. Cady was 65 years old.   Calling hours were held yesterday afternoon and evening at the Watkins Funeral Home in Westfield. Funeral services are being conducted there this afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Clair Statham of Hammondsport, N.Y. officiating. Burial will be made in the Champlain Cemetery at Westfield.  Mr. Cady was born in Harrison Valley on June 12th, 1907, the son of Edwin W. and Margaret (Sweet) Cady. He was a member of the Westfield Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are his wife, Loella, sons, Edwin Lewis Cady and Byron L. Cady, both of Westfield; daughter, Mrs. Marie Miller of Knoxville; and nine grandchildren.

 

CALLAHAN Jean Ruth Callahan Champaign

86, of Inman, S.C., beloved wife of Hilton Champaign died at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. She was born in Wellsboro on Feb. 4, 1927, to Frank and Addie (Wilcox) Callahan. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Kathleen (Gary) Lee, Gili (Tom) Larkin, Cynthia (Greg) Kosty, Kevin (Dawn) Champaign, Holly (Jay) Castriotta and Eric (Karen) Champaign; 12 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; her sister, Sandra (John) Narde; brother, Rex Callahan; brother and sister-in-laws, Larry (Barbara) Champaign, Marsden (Bobbie) Champaign, Darold (Nancy) Champaign and Terry (Rozella) Champaign. Jean was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Christopher Lee and great- grandson Brandon Lee. A graveside service will be held on Monday Aug. 26, at 10 a.m., at the Champlin Cemetery in Westfield. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Neuropathology Lab, MUSC Foundation, 19 Hagood, Suite 806, Charleston, S.C. 29425. Wellsboro Gazette – August 23, 2013

 

CASE Lucy E. DEXTER

Age 72 of Pine City, NY. She was born November 15, 1940 in Sunderlinville, PA, daughter of the late Hugh and Doris (Rice) Case and died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her infant son Fred Allen Dexter in 1968 and sister Lois Finnerty. Lucy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Allen E. Dexter; children and their spouses Shawn L. and Todd May of Breesport, Amy L. Dexter of Horseheads, Jessica L. and John Talalai of Camp Hill, PA, Harry A. and Jessica Dexter of Elmira Heights; grandchildren Kelsey, Kyle and Connor May, Branden Dexter, Kaylee Talalai and Kyan Dexter; sister Shirley Case of Galeton, PA. Lucy enjoyed the outdoors, especially birds, flowers and butterflies. Her hobbies were knitting, crocheting, sewing and reading. She attended the Christian Life Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, July 20th from 1 to 4 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 4 pm. Rev. John Armstrong will officiate. Interment will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA on Monday, July 22nd at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lucy through donations to the Christian Life Baptist Church, 2523 Brown Hollow Rd., Corning, NY 14830    Star Gazette – July 19, 2013

 

CHAMPLIN ADELIA
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, December 19, 1923
Mrs. Adelia Clark, of Sabinsville, died in the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira, after a long illness. The funeral was held Thursday from the home of her sister, Carrie Sweazey, in Westfield, PA. Rev F. A. Chapman officiated and burial was made in the Champlain Cemetery. Mrs. Clark is survived by her husband, Andrew Clark; five daughters, Mrs Howard Confer of Corning; Mrs. Charles Lines of Cowanesque; Geraldine, Erma and Irene of Sabinsville; one son, Ellsworth of Sabinsville, and a sister, Carrie Sweazey of Westfield.

CHAPPELL Gilbert O.
The Leader – January 6, 2004
WELLSBORO, PA. | Gilbert Otis Chappell, 90, of East Main Street, Knoxville, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was a farmer.  Survivors include a son, Ronald Chappell of Columbia, Md.; a daughter, Helen Chappell Bode of Arnold, Md.; a stepson, Fred Mack of Westfield.
Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenyon Funeral Home. Services will be there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, the Rev. George Wagner officiating.  Burial will be in the Champlin Cemetery

GILBERT OTIS CHAPPELL, Age 90, of #133A, East Main Street, Knoxville, PA, diedSunday, January 4, 2004, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born April 9, 1913 in Potterbrook, PA, the son of Otis “Guy” and Helen Buck Chappell.  He worked for “34” years for Eberle Tanning Co., Westfield, PA.  He was a farmer who enjoyed raising chickens and making maple syrup.  He is survived by a son, Ronald Chappell, Columbia, MD; daughter, Helen Chappell Bode, Arnold, MD; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Fred and Bonnie Mack, Westfield, PA; a “Special cousin”, William Mourey, Watkins Glen, NY; “Special friend”, Alice Stermer, Knoxville, PA; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by wives, Marie Wood Zimmer and Virginia Mack Chappell; stepdaughter, Fern Mack Burns; and brother Randolph Chappell.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., immediately following the visitation.  Rev. George Wagner will be officiating.  Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA.  Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Association, Osecola, PA in Gilbert’s memory.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

CLARK - MCFALL
Doris C. Age 80, of Rd. Knoxville, PA, diedSeptember 12, 2005 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born May 18, 1925 in Hilton, NY, the daughter of Lewis H. and Mary Crapo Clark. She retired from Northern Tioga School District and attended the Cowanesque United Methodist Church. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Nhora McFall, Easley, SC, Steve and Bette McFall, Galeton, PA, Jeff and Pam McFall, Whitneyville, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Raymond Calkins, Rd. Westfield, PA, Karen and Scott Blackwell, Wellsboro, PA, Connie and Lance Tarr, Galeton, PA, Peggy and George Bebout, Rd. Knoxville, PA, Betty and Don Mingos, Ulster, PA; 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Hugh Clark, Winston-Salem, NC; sister, Rosemary Litteer, Florida; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; and sister, Marie VanHusen. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Wednesday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 4:00 p.m., Edward Heyler officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the National Alzheimer's Association, 2001 N. Front St., Suite 321, Building #2, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

 

CONVERSE Julia Almeda Leach

Mrs. Julia Almeda Leach was born in Canisteo, N.Y. February 13, 1854, and died in Pine Valley, N.Y., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Gixby, September 17, 1919.  She was married to Ross V. Leach March 13, 1877.  Two children were born to them, Leon V. Leach, of Barnes, N.Y. and Mrs. Nina Seamans of Westfield, Pa.  Mrs. Leach was a member of the Universalist church of Westfield.   Wellsboro Agitator, 1 October 1919.    

 

COOK  (SRGP 14238)
Rexford O. Age 91, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, January 25, 2002 at Drake's Personal Care Home, Galeton, PA. He was born May 6, 1910 in Roseville, PA, the son of Otis & Lettie Seely Cook. On June 3, 1972 he married Christine Clark Lewis in Cumberland, MD. He graduated from Mansfield High School. He was in the clothing business for many years in Westfield, PA and he assisted his wife at Cook's Variety Store in Westfield, PA. He belonged to Westfield Lodge #477 F. & A.M. & the Coudersport Consistory for over 50 years. He was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, the Westfield Historical Society & the Dads of the Knoxville V.F.W #6753. Survived by his wife of 29 years, Christine C. Cook; sons, Fred (Donna) Cook of Aiken, SC and Greg Cook of Ellington, SC; step-daughters, Bonnie (Gerald) Pierce of Wellsboro, PA, Karen (Frank) Shutter of Honeoye, NY and Debbie Losey of Knoxville, PA; step-son, Robert (Lynne) Lewis of Elkland, PA; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cook of Troy, PA; 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 10 step great grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Arland & Sheffield Cook & sisters, Irma Crumm & Evelyn Guardino. A Memorial Service will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Westfield United Methodist Church. Rev. DR. James F. Bellamy, OSL, officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church.

 

COOPER – Mr. Harvey M. Cooper, aged about 40, died at his home in Knoxville on February 7th as result of injuries received by a fall on the ice several weeks ago. He was a son of the late Erastus Cooper and is survived by his widow and one daughter, Florence; by one brother, Mr. William H. Cooper of Cowanesque, and four sisters: Mrs. W.A. Spencer of Wellsboro; Mrs. N.W. Ashton of Addison; Mrs. Louis Sprague of Mitchellsville, and Mrs. Charles Lattimer of near Knoxville. About 18 years ago Mr. Cooper married Miss Flora Squire, of Mitchellsville. He had been a resident of Knoxville for the past five years and was highly esteemed by al who knew him. – Wellsboro Agitator, 21 February 1906

 

Westfield Free Press Volume No. XXVIII - Thursday, February 15, 1906

Harvey M. Cooper, well known resident of Knoxville died Wednesday afternoon as the result of injuries received from a fall on the ice about three weeks previous.  He died Feb. 7th.  He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Erastus Cooper and was about 40 years old.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flora Cooper and one daughter, Florence.  The funeral was held from the Knoxville M. E. Church on Saturday at 2 o'clock, interment in the Champlin Cemetery of Westfield Township.

 

Wellsboro Agitator - January 24, 1906

Mr. Harvey Cooper, of Knoxville, a brother of Mrs. W. A. Spencer, of Wellsboro, and a cousin of County Commissioner Cooper, fell on the ice a few days ago and sustained very severe injuries. He struck the back of his head and in trying to regain his footing he again fell, striking in the same manner, concussion of the brain resulting from the heavy falls.

 

COOPER JASPER WARREN
Wellsboro Gazette – November 15, 1973
The community wishes to extend its deepest heart-felt sympathy to the relatives of Jasper W. Cooper of Osceola Pa. RD 1 on hearing of his death. To Mrs. Pearl Brewer, his mother of Westfield: sister Mrs. Sarah Bieser of Little Marsh RD and Earl Cooper of Little Marsh RD, and Almond Cooper, Middlebury Ctr. R.D., brothers.

 

COOPER Marcelia L

Wellsboro Agitator - June 27, 1945

Mrs. Charles Lattimer

Mrs. Marcella L. Lattimer, of Cowanesque, died June 19, about 4 o'clock.  She was born June 22, 1867, in Chatham township, daughter of Erastus and Amanda Sedam Cooper.  All of her life was spent in Cowanesque and vicinity.  August 23, 1898, she was married to Charles Lattimer, who died two years ago.  She was a charter member of the Cowanesque Methodist church and a charter member of the Women's Society of Christian Services.  She was also a charter member of Jemison Grange, No. 1497.  She is survived by three nieces and three nephews.  The funeral was held Friday at the Cowanesque Methodist church, Rev. Clifton E. Swearingen officiating; burial in the Champlain Cemetery.

 

CORNISH - HASKINS
Sarah A. Age 57, of W. Main St., Harrison Valley, PA, diedSaturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1949 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Raymond and Betty Womer Cornish. She was a computer operator for Citizens and Northern Bank, Wellsboro, PA, and was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen Haskins, Wellsboro, PA, Thomas and Angela Haskins, Williamsport, PA; daughter, Stephanie Shirey, Wellsboro, PA; mother, Betty Cornish, Westfield, PA; grandchildren, Damon, Kasey, Austin, Dylan, Tyler; sisters, Ruth (Walter) Rose, Ovida, FL, Betty Cary, Conover, NC, Carol (Jonathan) Mapp, Cincinnati, OH; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Wednesday, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m., Edward Collins, offc. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

CRANCE Lydia
Wellsboro Agitator - April 11, 1923
--Lydia Weeks, aged 76 years, wife of William Weeks, of Westfield, died March 29 of heart disease.  She is survived by her husband and son, Albert, of Jackson; also one sister, Mrs. J. D. Lambert, of Port Allegany and three brothers, Dan Crance, of Andover, N.Y.; Leroy Crance, of Grass Lake, Mich., and Delbert Crance, of Westfield.  She was born on Crance Brook, April 23, 1847.  (Buried in the Bost plot)

CRIPPEN SADIE M MADISON
Mrs. Sadie M., age 83 of RD 1, Westfield, Pa., Saturday, September 16, 1972 in Wellsboro. Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home in Ulysses, Pa. where funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Duane Burdick. Burial Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, Pa. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Annabelle) Wheeler of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Raymond (Eloise) Burrell of RD Sabinsville, Pa., Mrs. Paul (Mary Jean) Outman of Ulysses, Pa., Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) Hess of RD 1 Westfield, Pa.; three sons, Gerald E. and Donald E. both of RD 4 Westfield, Pa., and Ralph K. of RD 2 Westfield, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Whiting of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Hess of Campbell, N.Y.; one brother, Dewey Crippen of Zephyrhills, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Eulalia Grange of Potter Brook, Pa.

 

CUNNINGHAM Ann L. White

age 73, formerly of Westfield, Pa. died Nov. 25, 2012 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. She was born April 23, 1939 in Westfield, Pa. the daughter of Clem and Mildred Tuttle Cunningham. She is survived by several cousins. A graveside service will be held Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 at 10:00 am at Champlin Cemetery; Westfield, Pa. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa.   Funeral home obituary – November 28, 2012

 

CUNNINGHAM Charles E

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, June 2, 1937

Charles E. Cunningham, aged 68 years, of Westfield, died at the home of his, son, Clem, May 20, after a long illness. He was born in Westfield township, July 14, 1869.  He married Miss Rose Root, in Greenwood, N. Y., May 31, 1890.  He was the son of James P. and Jane Monroe Cunningham and had spent all of his life in that vicinity.  He had been employed by the B. & O. Railroad for many years. He is survived by his widow and two son: Ernest, of Knoxville, and Clem, of Westfield, and one sister, Lola Gleason, of Keeneyville.

 

CURTIS - KILBURN Catherine G.
Age 88, of Westfield, PA, died March 2, 2010 at Lorie's Personal Care Home, Sabinsville, PA. She was born September 20, 1921 in Westfield, PA, the daughter of Alonzo and Emma Fuhrer Curtis. She retired from Galeton Production. She is survived by daughters, Mary Ann (Duane) Root, Westfield, PA, Patricia McGill, Wellsboro, PA; son, Gerald (Kate) King, Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Michael (Cindy) Root, Lebanon, PA, Lonny Root, Los Angeles, CA, James (Tara) Root, Westfield, PA, Kim VanGorden, Mill Hall, PA, Kelly (Chris) Lamberti, Anthem, AZ, Karen (David) Eberle, Mansfield, PA, Steve McGill, Prescott, AZ, Julie (Ed) Putman, Westfield, PA, Tammy (Dave) Comfort, Woodhull, NY, Janelle Kilburn, Pittsburgh, PA; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Chapman, Westfield, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Kilburn, May 25, 2007; and son, Richard P. Kilburn, May 28, 2006. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Ed Collins officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Food Pantry, c/o Erma Dibble, 220 Maple St., Westfield, PA of the Westfield Public Library, Westfield, PA 16950. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.3.2010

 

CUSHING Brenda M. Atwell

Brenda M. Atwell, 68, of Westfield, died April 28, 2011, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.   She was born Aug. 15, 1942, in Blossburg, the daughter of Marshall and Elnora Butler Cushing. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, Saturday May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., where a memorial service will be conducted following visitation at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Treat, officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery , Westfield. Memorial donations may be made to help with her grandchildren's education in c/o Nora-Lei Elwell, 91 Left Branch Road, Westfield, Pa. 16950.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 1, 2011   

 

CUSHING Brenda M. Atwell, 68, of 510 E. Main St., Westfield, died Friday, April 28, 2011 at the Green Home.  She was a legal secretary for the Linton and Linder law firm, a former manager of the Tandy Leather Dept., and most recently the assistant to the director of nursing at Charles Cole Hospital, Coudersport.  Survivors include her husband, Dean Atwell; a daughter, Mora-Lei Elwell of Westfield; a son, John VanDusen of Knoxville; her mother, Elnora Cushing of Wellsboro; a brother, Dale Cushing of Knoxville; a sister, JoAnn Moon of Westfield.  Calling hours are 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield.  Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Robert Teft officiating.  Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – May 1, 2011

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