East Point Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga County Pennsylvania
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.
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LOWELL N. BARNER, 65, Roaring Branch, died April 11, 2004 at Williamsport Hospital. Born April 12, 1938 in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Norman and Louise (Messner) Barner; husband of Patricia A. (Holcomb) Barner. Mr. Barner hauled milk for East Smithfield Farms from 1959 to 1966; was a dairy farmer from 1968 to 1978; then drove truck for Milton Transportation from 1978 to 1995. He was a member of East Point United Methodist Church. His favorite past times included riding snowmobiles, growing Christmas trees, traveling, and auto body painting and repairs. Surviving are his wife, Patricia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Bambi and Frank Cramm, Liberty and Jonna and David Cook, Fayetteville, GA; grandchildren, Dana Cook, Melissa Cramm, Sam Cook, and Mitchell Cramm; parents, Norman and Louise Barner, Trout Run; brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Maxine Barner, College Park, GA; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the East Point United Methodist Church, April 15th, at 11 a.m., with his pastor, rev. Tom Harmic officiating. Burial will be in the East Point Cemetery Society, Liberty Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the East Point United Methodist Church, c/o Dorothy Schanbacher, RR #1, Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory, and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BRENDA JOLENE BLAIR, 36, of Roaring Branch, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, June 28, 2001, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born April 30, 1965, in Troy, she was a daughter of Joyce (Carey) and Joseph Blair of Roaring Branch. Brenda attended Liberty High School and graduated with the class of 1983. She also attended Penn College in Williamsport and became certified as a nurse’s assistant. For many years, Brenda enjoyed working with mentally challenged adults and was employed by Human Services Providers. Most recently, she was employed as a unit clerk with Susquehanna Health Systems in Williamsport. Brenda was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church. Other memberships included the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, and the Wheel Inn Club. She was an 18-year member of the Deer Crossing detachment of the Marine Corps League. Brenda loved life and was happiest when surrounded by her family and many dear friends. Friendly and outgoing, she was a personable type that you’d meet and instantly like. Brenda enjoyed bowling and playing darts. She loved to sing and was well known for her beautiful alto voice. She is survived by her parents, Joseph and Joyce Blair, at home; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Lonnie Schmouder of Toms River, N.J., Cynthia and Dale Shellenberger of Roaring Branch, Catherine and Charles Winnie of Liberty; three nieces and two nephews, Tonya Schmouder Innella and Tressa Schmouder, both of Toms River, N.J., Shawnna Shellenberger of Millerton, Dale Shellenberger Jr. and Dustin Shellenberger, both of Roaring Branch; two godchildren, Doreen and Amber Alexander; special family members, Robert and Theresa Alexander; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends. Miss Blair was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Gardner, on March 6, 2001. The family invites friends to call Saturday, June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the East Point United Methodist Church in Liberty Township, with her pastor, the Rev. Joy Hulslander, officiating. Burial will be private in the East Point Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the East Point Church at RR 1, Roaring Branch, PA in Brenda’s loving memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
JOSEPH ‘JOE’ BLAIR, 77, Roaring Branch died August 27, 2005 at the Williamsport Hospital following a brief illness. Born April 18, 1928 in Cogan House, PA he was the son of Harvey and Dessie (Brinnington) Blair. He honorably served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a truck driver most of his life and was employed by various companies in the area until retiring in 1988. Mr. Blair was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church and the Ralston Marine Corps League and was a former member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club of Ralston and the Liberty V.F.W. He was a devoted family man who was very proud of his family and his grandchildren. His great-grandchildren were special joys in his life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed playing the guitar and woodworking. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Joyce (Carey) Blair; daughters, Joanne (Lonnie) Schmouder, Waterville, PA, Cynthia (Dale) Shellenberger, Roaring Branch, Catherine (Charles) Winnie, Liberty; grandchildren, Tonyan Schmouder, Allentown, Tressa (Ryan) Struble, Toms River, NJ, Shawnna Shellenberger, Elmira, NY, Dale Jr. and Dustin Shellenberger both of Roaring Branch; great-grandchildren, Emma Struble and Bradley Shellenberger; brother and sister, Ezra Blair and Margaret Kulp, both of Trout Run, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roland (Joan) Kehres, Roaring Branch; nieces, nephews and special friends, Robert, Theresa, Daren and Amber Alexander all of Trout Run. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Brenda Blair; sister, Bertha Foltz; brothers, Earl and Carl. The funeral was held on August 30 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Pastor Tom Harmick officiating. The committal service was held at the East Point Cemetery will full military honors accorded. Memorials may be made to the East Point Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BURGESS - CHAAPEL, Jennie M.
Mrs. Jennie M. Chaapel, age 42, of Liberty RD 1 died Sunday, September 2, 1973, of injuries received in an automobile. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Spink Funeral Home in Wellsboro. The Rev. Raymond Forsythe, Pastor of the Morris Wesleyan Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in East Point Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Frederick Chaapel; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sally) Stackhouse, Morris, Miss Marlene Roupp, Miss Susan Roupp, Miss Ruth Roupp, all of Liberty; sons, Douglas Burgess, Howard Roupp, Keith Roupp Jr., Robert Roupp, all of Liberty’ three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Pratt, Newark Valley, N.Y.; brothers, Charles Burgess, Nichols, N.Y., William Burgess, Richard Burgess, both of Owego, N.Y. Mrs. Chaapel was born in Nichols, N.Y., May 29, 1931, a daughter of Howard and Myrtle Burgess.
Chaapel, Mrs. Jennie M. age 42 of RD 1 Liberty, Pa. Sunday September 2, 1973 of injuries received in an automobile accident. Friends may call at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. funeral services at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Raymond Forsythe, Pastor of the Morris Wesleyan Methodist Church, officiating. Burial inEast Point Cemetery. Survived by husband, Frederick Chaapel; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sally) Stackhouse, Morris, Pa., Miss Marlene Roupp, Miss Susan Roupp, Miss Ruth Roupp, all of Liberty, Pa.; sons, Douglas Burgess, Howard Roupp, Keith Roupp Jr., Robert Roupp, all of Liberty, Three grandchildren; sister Mrs. Ruth Pratt, Newark Valley, N.Y.; brothers, Charles Burgess, Nichols, N.Y. William Burgess, Richard Burgess, both of Owego, N.Y. Mrs. Chaapel was born in Nichols, N.Y. May 29, 1931, a daughter of Howard and Myrtle Burgess.
- ELIZABETH SCHANBACHER
Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Schanbacher, 82, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, a county native, died Thursday, August 6, 1987, at the nursing home. Her husband, Carl E. Schanbacher, died April 20, 1965. She was born at State Road, near Quiggleville and Linden, September 11, 1904, a daughter of Henry E. and Mary Ridge Decker. She was graduated in 1921 from Liberty High School and attended the former Mansfield Normal School. She taught at the former Sebring one-room school. Formerly of Roaring Branch RD 1, Mrs. Schanbacher was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, East Point, Tioga County, for more than 60 years. She taught Sunday School and was church treasurer for many years. She was a member of the church's ladies aid society and the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Schanbacher was a member of Sebring Grange 1047, Liberty Historical Society, Tioga County Historical Society, the Pollyanna's, Republican Club and was a Republican committeewoman for Liberty Twp., Tioga County. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cecil (Norma Jane) Moyer, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dorothy Schanbacher, both of Roaring Branch RD 1, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the church, East Point, with the Rev. David K. Shultz, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in East Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be forwarded to the East Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer's Foundation in Betty's memory. Arrangements by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Liberty, Pa.
DECKER - Mrs. Sadie Mae Miller, 85, of Morris, died Monday, Dec. 17. 1979, in Soliers and Sailors Memoral Hospital, Wellsboro. The widow of Elmer Miller, she is survived by several Lycoming County residents. Born Aug. 27, 1894, at Liberty, she was the daughter of Henry and Emma Mary Ridge Decker. Surviving are four sons, Roland, of this city, Rexford, of Trout Run, charles, of Corning, N.Y., and Carl, of Freeland; six daughter, Mrs. Lois Cort, of Wochester, Mass., Mrs. Sarah Bohnert and Mrs Helen Schneider, both of Morris RD 1, Mrs. Mary Mattison, of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Donna McMichael, of Penn Yan N.Y., and Mrs. Betty Lou Snyder, of Syracuse, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Lily Seery, of Philadephia, Mrs. Aldora Green, of Silver Spring, Md., and Mrs. Elizabeth Schanbacher, of Roaring Branch RD 1, 33 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.Burial will be in the East Point Cemetery.
BILLY D. DEITRICK, 61, Liberty, PA, diedJuly 23, 2003, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Born in East Point, PA, on September 26, 1941, he was the son of the late Glenn and Norma “Nancy” (Jennison) Deitrick. He was employed by Ward Foundry in Blossburg for many years until retiring in 1988. He was a member of the East Point Methodist Church; was a social member of the Liberty V.F.W. and a former member of the Knights of Pythias in Liberty. Mr. Deitrick was a kind man always willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed. He especially loved to play the card game euchre and was an avid football and baseball enthusiast. He also enjoyed Ford pickup trucks and the special times spent with family. Surviving are his loving wife of 37 years, Donna (Stock) Deitrick; sons, William (Lori) Deitrick, Morris, PA; Paul Deitrick, Montoursville, PA; Lyle (Kristin) Deitrick, Liberty, PA; grandchildren, Crystal, Brooklyn and Blaze Deitrick; a sister, Barbara Braunbach, Montoursville, PA; brothers, Robert Deitrick, Lowman, NY; Ronald Deitrick, Florida; Donald Deitrick, Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Lisa. The funeral service was held July 26th from the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg with the Pastor Harry Colegrove, officiating. Burial was in the East Point Cemetery. Memorials in Mr. Deitrick’s name may be directed to P.O. Box 71, Liberty, PA c/0 Donna Deitrick. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
JAMES M. DEITRICK, Canton Man Taken by Death, 84, formerly of East Point, now of 15 S. Center St., Canton, died at Blossburg State Hospital Sunday morning, Aug. 29, 1966, after prolonged illness. He was a former resident of East Point, Pa., and was born in Bellefonte, Pa., December 5, 1881, the son of Lewis and Edith Fulton Deitrick. Mr. Deitrick was a member of the East Point Evangelical United Brethren Church. He had been a carpenter in the East Point area until his retirement one and a half year ago. He is survived by his wife, the former Eliza Krise to whom he had been married for 58 years; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Clark and Mrs. Pearl Kilborn of Canton RD 2; two sons, Floyd and Glen, both of Roaring Branch RD; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Adda Krise of Canton and Mrs. Lawrence Tewksbery of Endicott, N.Y.; two brothers K. Calvin Maneval of Akron, Ohio and Russell Maneval of Washington State; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at East Point E. U. B. Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Clarence C. Walters officiating. Burial will be in East Point Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
GLENN (BONEY) L. DIETRICH, 74, of Box 101, Roaring Branch, diedWednesday, July 13, 1994, at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy. Mr. Dietrich was born on May 6, 1919, in Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa., a son of James and Eliza Krise Dietrich. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and retired with over 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was also a member of Robert F. Snyder VFW Post No. 6755 in Sebring. Glenn is survived by four children: Robert R. Dietrich of Lowman, N.Y.; Bill Dietrick of Liberty, Pa.; Barbara J. Braun beck of Montoursville, Pa.; and James Dietrich of Florida; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, 1994, from Morse and Kelsey Funeral Home, Water Street, Liberty, with the Rev. Mercy Kashmir of the Liberty United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at the East Point Cemetery. There will be a private visitation at 1 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
FULKERSON Berneda M. Kreger
90, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Susquehanna Regional Medical Center. She was born March 25, 1920, in East Point, the daughter of Royal W. Fulkerson and Velma H. Morgan. Berneda was the wife of the late Kenneth James Kreger with whom she shared 36 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1973. She enjoyed doing crafts and yelling "bingo" on bingo night. She was very proud of her bingo booties! Berneda loved her little ones - grandchildren and she was an avid holiday decorator. She is survived by two sons, Milton G. (Mary Jo) of Knoxville, Tenn., Terry L. (Myra) of Arnot; a daughter, Sonja M. (Robert) Hughes of Trout Run; a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Kreger of Liberty; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and 24 step-great-grandchildren. Berneda was predeceased by a son, Alvin F. Kreger and a brother, Laverne Fulkerson. Relatives and friends are invited to Berneda's Life Celebration service at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4, at the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Gwen N. Bernstine officiating. Family will receive friends from 9 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Point Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 430 Elmira St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Wellsboro Gazette – February 1, 2011
FULKERSON Dale Fulkerson
66, lifetime resident of East Point, Pa. died Sept. 2, 2011, at home. Dale was born on July 10, 1945, in Blossburg, Pa., a son of Elma (Reed) Fulkerson and the late Lavern Fulkerson. On Aug. 15, 1969, he married the late Charlotte Marie Thompson Fulkerson who died on Feb. 8, 1993. Dale was employed for over 35 years with Ward Foundry in Blossburg. He enjoyed times spent working on motors and going to antique tractor shows. Dale also loved nature and being outdoors, especially while camping, hunting and target shooting with his grandsons. He was a member of the East Point Ebenezer Methodist Church. In addition to his mother, Elma of Williamsport, surviving are his daughter, Lezli (Ronald) Zeafla; two grandsons, Tyler and Travis Zeafla all of Liberty; five siblings, Harold (Mary Jane) Fulkerson and Royal Fulkerson all of Roaring Branch, Brentha (Richard) Snyder of Turbotville, Wilma (Delbert) Schmouder of Morris and Connie (James) Champaign of Roaring Branch; several nieces; nephews; cousins and a sister-in-law, Genevieve Thompson (Harold) Fulmer of Roaring Branch. He was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte and his father, Lavern. Calling hours are Wednesday 11 a.m. to noon at East Point Methodist Church. The funeral service will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Point Church, c/o 11434 Route 414 Roaring Branch, PA 17765 or American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. Williamsport, PA 17701. Williamsport Sun Gazette – September 5, 2011
LAVERNE H. FULKERSON
82, lifelong resident of Roaring Branch RR 1 (East Point) diedJune 14, 2001, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. Born on March 6, 1919, on his family farm in East Point, he was the son of the late Royal W. and Velma (Morgan) Fulkerson. He attended the Liberty Schools; was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church; long time member of the Canton Moose Lodge No. 429; a member of the Arnot Sportsmen Club. His hobbies included square dancing and hunting. On July 29, 1942, he married the former Elma Reed in Baltimore, MD. Together they worked on the family’s dairy farm for many years and raised six children. His home and family were the treasures in his live. Surviving are; his wife of 58 years, Elma, at home; sons and a daughter-in-law, Harold and Mary Jane Fulkerson, Royal Fulkerson and Dale Fulkerson, all of Roaring Branch; daughters and sons-in-law, Brentha and Richard Snyder, Watsontown, Wilma and Delbert Schmouder, Jr., Morris, and Connie and James Champaign Sr., Roaring Branch; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a step-great-granddaughter; sister, Berneda Kreger, Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Fulkerson was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Fulkerson. A memorial service was held June 16 at the East Point United Methodist Church with Rev. Michael Leedom officiating. Interment will be private in the Parish Cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials to the East Point United Methodist Church, c/o RR 1, Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA in Mr. Fulkerson’s memory. Arrangements were under the care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
HANCHER Marian L. Nowak
Age 85, formerly of Covington, PA, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Friday evening, January 11, 2008, from the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Marian Louella Hancher was born on April 16, 1922, a daughter of the late Harry Hancher and Effie Drumater Hancher. Marian attended Covington Schools. A loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother, Marian's faith in the word of the Lord was her guide throughout life. She was a devoted member of the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ). Marian was very talented in crocheting and sewing. She enjoyed making beautiful afghans for family and friends. She was employed with the custodian department at Mansfield University for several years until her retirement. Surviving are her daughter, Connie Baxter of Canton; grandchildren, Monica (Vaughn) Hoyt of Mansfield, Diana (Steve) Worthington of Raytown, Mo., Robert D. Baxter, Joy (Dave) Ward and Aimee (Jeff) Pepper, all of Canton; great-grandchildren, Heather and Daniel Worthington, Wyatt, Toree and Ronald Baxter, Quay and Chloe Ward, Ben, Chase and Caitlyn Pepper; a brother, Dean (Doris) Hancher of Wellborn, FL; nieces, Carol Hulslander of Covington, and Judy Lord of Williamsport; many other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her husband, Victor Nowak; Marian was predeceased by brothers, Francis Drumater and Robert Hancher; and a son-in-law, Robert L. Baxter. Calling hours will be 9:30 - 11 a.m., Thursday, January 17, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be in Old East Point Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/14/2008.
Byron E. HARER
Byron B. Harer, 74, of East Point, died, Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at home. His wife of 52 years, the former Verna Ritter, died June 11, 1998. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of East Point United Methodist Church. Born Sept. 24, 1925, in East Point, he was a son of George and Ruth Schoonovor Harer. Surviving are two sons, Chester of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Allen of East Point; a daughter, Diane McKibben of Cogan Station; a brother, Delmar of Okeechobee, Fla.; eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald, and two sisters, Aria Harer and Althea
Rogers. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial will be in East Point Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Wilston’s, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield.
HARER – Edwin “Ebby” Harer, 86, of East Point, Liberty Township, diedat his daughter’s home while surrounded by family on Tuesday evening, Feb. 28, 2006. Born Sept. 22, 1919 in East Point, Ebby was a son of the late Fred and Adelia Halett Harer. The family invited friends to call Saturday, March 4, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. There will be no funeral service. A time of fellowship and luncheon followed the visitation. A graveside memorial service will be held in the East Point Cemetery at a later date to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to Liberty’s Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 126, Liberty, PA 16930 or the East Point United Methodist Church, 11434 Route 414, Roaring Branch, PA 17765 – The Mansfield Gazette, 1 March 2006, p.6A
EDWIN ‘EBBY’ HARER, 86 East Point, PA (Liberty Twp.) diedat his daughter’s home while surrounded by family on February 28, 2006. Born on September 22, 1919 in East Point he was the son of the late Fred and Adelia (Hallett) Harer. Shortly following graduation from Liberty High School in 1937, he proudly served during WWII in the Pacific Campaign with the U.S. Army’s Company B Infantry. After returning home he was employed by Ward Foundries in Blossburg. He possessed a strong work ethic all his life. In addition to the daily operations of their dairy farm in East Point, he and his wife Kay owned and operated the Steam Valley Mountain Truck Stop and the Garden View Car Wash businesses. He also was an employee of the Southern Tioga School District for many years. Mr. Harer was a member of the Liberty V.F.W. and the East Point Fish and Game Club. He filled his leisure time with a love for the outdoors, namely fishing and hunting. He also had a passion for baseball and bowling. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather whose enduring love bettered the lives of his family. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Kathryn at home; son, Ronald (Karen) Harer, East Point; daughter, Jeannie Evans, Williamsport; grandchildren, Eddie Harer, Angela (Brett) Upham, Tracey Harer and Tim Harer; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Sean and Ryann Upham; brother, Romain (Mildred) Harer, Nauvoo; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Harer was predeceased by two sisters, Winifred Mase and Lenora Antes. A time of fellowship and a luncheon was held March 4th at the East Point Hall. A graveside memorial service will be held in the East Point Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Liberty’s Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 126, Liberty, PA or the East Point United Methodist Church, 11434 Rt. 414, Roaring Branch, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel
NEARING THE CENTURY MARK. Leonard Harrer [Harer], One of the oldest men in Eastern Pennsylvania is Mr. Leonard Harrer, who was born in Wortemburg, Germany in 1809, emigrating to America when 18 years of age. He located in Tioga County on a farm near Liberty. The family moved into the midst of the forest, and among the wild animals built a home and cleared the land where now is one of the best farms in Union, where he has lived for 75 years. He is enjoying good health and is living happily with his wife, who is an aged lady. Mr. Harrer is 96 years old. -Griffin Scrapbook (handwritten on article 1902)
SAMUEL HARER, 81, died Oct. 21, 1936 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lydia Schmelzle of East Point. He is survived by the following children; David Harer of Idaho, Edward of Mansfield, Mrs. Lydia Schmelzle, George and Robert Harer of East Point; Mrs. Mary Vance and Miss Rosie Harer of Rochester, Henry of Townsend, Mont., and Lloyd of Montgomery, Pa. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at East Point where burial was made. (Burial East Point Cemetery) –Elmira Gazette 10/28/1936
JACKSON - MARJORIE T. GARDNER
Marjorie T. Gardner, 84, of Roaring Branch RR 1, Liberty Township, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at the Williamsport Hospital. Born April 2, 1916, in Ogdensburg, she was the oldest child of H. Tracy and Viola Groover Jackson. In earlier years, she attended Canton High School. She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens, bird watching and was an avid collector of cow memorabilia. She was an active member of the East Point United Methodist Church and the East Point Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the East Point Pollyannas and for over 25 years a member of the Sebring Grange No. 1047. Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Archie Carey; and her second husband, Wayne Gardner. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Carol Carey of Canton; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Joseph Blair and Joan and Roland Kehres, all of Roaring Branch, Susan and John Heyler of Morris and Judith Bergenstock of Lock Haven; two stepsons, Gerald Gardner of Towanda and Milton Gardner of Florida; 12 grandchildren, Joanne Schmou-der, Cindy Shellenberger, Cathy Winnie, Brenda Blair, Kevin Kehres, Marsha Gast, Bethany Heyler, Tim Heyler, Tami Heyler, Justin Brennan, Adam Bergen-stock and Kendra Bergenstock; nine great-grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter, Shelby Fleming; three brothers, George, Galen and Norman Jackson, all of Roaring Branch; four sisters, Clara Cole of Roaring Branch, Dorothy McNett of Williamsport, Gladys Doan of Elmira Heights, N.Y., and Hazel Chomenko of Lowman, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Rosie Gardner of Bodines; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Friday, March 9, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 10, at the East Point United Methodist Church with Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial was made at East Point Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the East Point United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 100, Roaring Branch, Pa. 17765.
KENNETH J. KREGER
Kenneth J. Kreger of Liberty, Pa. Died Sunday, July 29, 1973. Arrangements by Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg. Funeral was there Wednesday, Rev. John Connolley officiate. Burial was in East Point Cemetery, East Point, Pa. He is survived by wife, Berneda Fulkerson of Liberty; three sons, Alvin and Terry of Liberty; Milton of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Mrs. Sonja Hughes of Trout Run; three brothers, Merle, Harold and Clifton of Liberty’ three sisters, Mrs. Florence McLean of Elmira, Mrs. Rosella Frost of Mainesburg, Mrs. Ruth Ogden of Blossburg; 9 grandchildren,
KREGER –LUCILLE E. THOMAS. During the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 18, 2006, Union Township resident Lucille E. (Kreger) Thomas diedquietly at Manor Care Nursing Home, Williamsport, Pa. She was 91 years of age. Born in Liberty on Feb. 14, 1915, she was the daughter of Fred and Floss (Repard) Kreger. She was a graduate of Liberty High School, Class of 1934, and was married to Richard A. Thomas, who had a farm in East Point. Together they raised a son and a daughter, and shared 39 years until Richard’s passing on Feb. 1, 1975. Throughout her life Lucille’s world revolved around church, family and friends. She was a member of the Sebring Grange and later the North Union Grange. She was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church, where she served her Lord for many years teaching young children in her Sunday school class. She also had been a member of a social club known as the Polyanna Society. Lucille is survived by her daughter, Shirley Esaias of North Union; sisters Dorothy Olson of Morris run, Betty Jones of Woodstock, Va.; and Mary (and Edwin) Isaacson of Blossburg and Bradenton, Fla.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, on Feb. 1, 1975; son, Harold, on Nov. 6, 1963; sister, Katherine Bierweiler; and brothers Maynard, William, Benjamin, Lester, Walter, Jack and Donald Kreger. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton. Services will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday at the East Point United Methodist Church, Route 414, East Point, with Pastor Tom Harmic and the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. There will be an hour of visitation at the church prior to the service. Interment will follow in the East Point Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the East Point U.M. Church, 11434 Route 414, Roaring Branch, Pa., or the North Union Christian Church, in care of 353 Soper Hill Road, Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review
KRISE - MANSFIELD – Mrs. George Schanbacher, 74, died, Monday June 22, 1942, at her home on St. James Street.Born Nov. 6, 1867 at Liberty, she was the daughter of Albert and Christine Krise.After her marriage in 1887 she lived in East Point until 12 years ago when she moved to Mansfield.Surviving are her husband, two sons, George, Mansfield, and Carl, East Point; a brother, Albert Krise, Canton; a sister, Mrs. Lynn Carl , Williamsport, and two grandchildren.Burial will be in the East Point Cemetery.
ERMA E. KRISE, 77, Canton, died June 27, 1988 at her home. Mrs. Krise was born March 30, 1911, at East Point, a daughter of William and Nettie Sechirst Krise. She was a 1929 graduate of Canton High School and valedictorian of her class. Mrs. Krise was employed for several years as a secretary for W.W. Gleckner and Sons, Canton and also as a dental secretary for the Canton Area School District. She was a member of the East Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church; taught Sunday School at the former Canton United Methodist Church, was a member of the Friendly Missionary Society in Canton and Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 362, where she received her 50-year membership pin in April of 1988, was a member of Canton Garden Club and a very enthusiastic gardener, was a member of the Canton Senior Citizens, and a volunteer quilter for the Canton Clothing Center. She attended the Canton ecumenical Parish. Surviving are her husband, Ludwig, to whom she was married 56 years on April 30, 1988; a brother-in-law, Paul Krise, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law, Mary Blair, Johnson City, NY, and Fanny Devine, Wooster, OH; cousins, Hazel Deitrick Morgan, Canton, Glenn Deitrick, East Point, Raymond Krise, Osceola, PA, Eugene Krise, Woodhall, NY, Minnie Mickley, Gillett, and Franklin Krise, Corning, NY. The funeral service was held Wednesday, from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. David Shultz, her pastor, and the Rev. Richard M. Barner, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating. Interment was in East Point Cemetery, Liberty Township. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the East Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Mrs. Krise’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
FRANCIS P. KRISE, 75, of Canton RD 1, diedWednesday, May 4, 1988 in the Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, Fla., following a brief illness. Mr. Krise was born Jan. 8, 1913 at Union Township, Tioga County PA., a son of Albert C. and Edna Neal Krise. Mr. Krise was a retired farmer. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (LaRene) Putnam of Troy RD 2, Mrs. Robert (Dorna) Case of Troy RD 2 and Mrs. Alton (Joyce) Case of Canton RD 1; two sons and their wives, Paul and Linda Krise of Canton RD 1 and Albert and Ethel Krise of Canton RD 1; two sisters, Mrs. Burton (Evelyn) Ward of Canton and Merritt Island, Fla. and Mrs. Clarence (Genevieve) Preston of Florida. Twenty grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. The funeral and committal service for Mr. and Mrs. Krise will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. The Rev. Darris Hauser, pastor of the Towanda Independent Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.
LUDWIG F. KRISE, 88, Troy RR 3, formerly of Brann St., Canton, diedThursday, December 16, 1993, at the Bradford County Manor, where he had resided since September, 1988. Mr. Krise was born in Haifa, Palestine, on July 14, 1905, a son of Ludwig Ferdenand and Barbara Kraiss. He came to the United States of American at the age of 17. Mr. Krise changed the spelling of his name. He was employed by W. W.W. Gleckner & Sons of Canton for over 50 years. His memberships included the east Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church and the Canton Senior Citizens. He attended the Canton Ecumenical Parish. Mr. Krise loved gardening and grew beautiful flowers. Mr. Krise was predeceased by his wife, Erma, who diedJuly 27, 1988. Surviving are his brother, Paul Kraiss, Johnson City, NY; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Blair, Johnson City and Mrs. Fanny Devine, Wooster, OH. A funeral and committal service was held on December 19 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Interment will be in the East Point Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
LANDIS –MYRTLE E. SCHANBACHER, 96 - On the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999 the Lord called home the soul of Myrtle E. (Landis) Schanbacher while she was in residence at the Sycamore Manor in Montoursville. Formerly a longtime resident of Canton, Mrs. Schanbacher was born in Liberty, Tioga County on March 3, 1903 to A. Oscar and Esther (Bastion) Landis. She was one of 10 children. While in her teens, Myrtle was courted by a gentleman named Clayton Schanbacher and on May 10, 1922 they were wed. The Schanbachers moved to Canton Borough where Myrtle would reside for the next seven decades. Her beloved husband diedsuddenly in 1944. Mrs. Schanbacher was a member of the Lady Canton Rebekahs No. 362, the Canton Ecumenical Parish and was a charter member of the Friendly Missionary Society of Canton. She loved the companionship of her family, looking forward to each visit and frequently writing letters. She was known within her family as a humorist and poet. Mrs. Schanbacher is survived by her sister-in-law, Viola Landis of Blossburg; nephews, Edward Surer of Williamsport and Kenneth Forrest of Livingston, Texas; nieces, Elizabeth Wein of Williamsport, Louise Parker of Liberty, Beatrice Roupp of McLean, Va., Loretta Roupp of Elmira, N.Y., Esther Gleckner of Pine City, N.Y., Marcella Pease of Avon Park, Fla. and LaRene Ayres and Marie Taylor both of Canton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Lynn, Carl, Gordon, Guy and Walter Landis and by four sisters, Ethel Roupp, Lula Porter, Erma Landis and Ida Lind. Calling hours will be Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. by the Lady Canton Rebekahs No. 362. Funeral services will convene at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Nancy Lee Goff, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating. Interment will follow in the East Point Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review \
MESSNER Charles Messner
86, of East Point, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 26, 2012, from the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, while surrounded by his loving family. Charles Henry was born on Oct. 12, 1925, in Blossburg, Pa., the son of the late Clifford Delos and Carrie Catherine (Miller) Messner. He was a 1944 graduate of Liberty High School. On Labor Day, Sept. 6, 1948, Charles and the former Mary Beck were married in the East Point Church. Charles was a well-known dairy farmer all his life. Along with Mary, his helpmate by his side, they farmed until retiring in 1989. Charles remained active throughout his life and would often be seen out on the tractor mowing. He was lifelong member of the East Point Sunday School and Ebenezer United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Old East Point Cemetery Assoc., the Sebring Grange 1047, the Pomona and State Granges and Nights of Pythias Lodge. Charles also was a lifetime member of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Company, serving as a former chaplain, fire police, fireman and an Auxiliary member. He was involved with the Salts Spring Hunting Club since his youth and was club captain for most of his life. Charles enjoyed spending time with his family, going to the cabin, traveling the United States and Canada, hunting, woodworking, welding and tinkering on farm equipment. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Mary; five children, Emma (Robert) Groover of Williamsport, Darlene (Frederick) Smith of Cogan Station, Mary Esther (Larry) Zimmerman, Sheldon (Martha) Messner, all of Roaring Branch, and Allan (Mary Martha) Messner of Williamsport; eight grandchildren, Brian (Shani) Groover, Christopher (Allison) Zimmerman, Debra Groover, Todd (Staphanie) Zimmerman, Samuel Messner, Grant (Amber) Messner, Laura (Joel) Harrison and Mark Messner; three stepgrandchildren, Valerie (William) Baker, Molly Person (Homsa) and Emily (Steve) Ulrich; 10 great-grandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Charles was predeceased by his baby brother, Clifford Blair Messner; two grandsons, Joel and Jacob Messner; and a stepgranddaughter, Morgan Griffus. Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton, and also Saturday at East Point United Methodist Church from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will follow at the church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Tom Harmic officiating. Burial will be in Old East Point Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old East Point Cemetery Assoc., 104 Country Lane, Roaring Branch, PA 17765, the Ebenezer U.M. Church c/o Steve Guillaume, P.O. Box 43, Liberty, PA 16930 or the Liberty Vol. Fire Co., c/o Walter Wroblewski, Mines Lane, Roaring Branch, PA 17765. Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 28, 2012
CLAIR B. MESSNER, 82, owner of Busturass Farms, East Point, PA (Roaring Branch), died peacefully in his ancestral home surrounded by the love of his family, April 20, 2002. Born on June 29, 1919 he was the son of the late Harford J. and Marian Wheary Messner. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to M. Elizabeth Ridge who preceded him in death on November 8, 2001. Mr. Messner was a retired dairy farmer. He was an active member of the East Point Church and served as superintendent, Sunday school teacher, trustee and secretary of the old East Point Cemetery Association. He also served as Liberty Township Supervisor, school board director and worked for the former ASCS as a field man. He was proud to be a 50 year member of the Liberty Knights of Pythias No. 449 and the Canton Lodge No. 415 F. & A.M. Known as an entertainer throughout the community, his many talents of story telling, his ability to play the Jew’s harp, harmonica, accordion, piano and most recently the musical saw, made him in demand at community events. A many with an infectious laugh and love of life he was an avid traveler. He and Elizabeth traveled extensively; Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Idaho, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. He was also a Robert Service poetry enthusiast. Surviving are sons, Ellis (Cheryl) Messner, Williamsport and Edgar (Joyce) Messner, Roaring Branch; daughters, Marian (Ralph) Lovell, Linden and Charlene (Craig) Shellenberger, Chincoteague, VA. He was “Grampie” to 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Arlene Overton, Karam, Pine City, NY; aunt, Genevieve Wheary, Jersey Shore. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by grandsons, R. James Lovell and Timothy J. Messner. The funeral was held at the East Point Church on April 24 with the Rev. Allen Hulslander, officiating. Burial was in the Old East Point Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the East Point United Methodist Church or the Old East Point Cemetery Association, c/o/ RR 1 Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA in Mr. Messner’s memory. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
MESSNER –ELEANOR R. MOYER, 91 of East Point, diedpeacefully at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro Nov. 5, 2006. She was the wife of Charles O. Moyer, who she married on Feb. 28, 1936. Eleanor was born in Liberty, and was the daughter of the late George and Florence Zeafla Messner. Eleanor was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery, crafts, quilting, gardening, canning, family ‘‘get togethers’’ and visiting with relatives and friends. She was a life long member of the East Point United Methodist Church of East Point. She was involved in the Ladies Aid and Pollyanna and for a number of years was the Sunday School Treasurer. She was a homemaker and later in life was employed at Liberty Lingerie and the Liberty restaurant. Eleanor is survived by her son, Cecil R. (Norma Jane Schanbacher) Moyer of East Point; a daughter, Ellen L. (Jack) Bohnert of Morris; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, living in various states, including California, Colorado, North Carolina and Pa. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Charles O. Moyer, Sept. 3, 1995, her twin sister, Louise C. Barner Oct. 22, 2004. Her Mother Florence diedon Nov. 5, as well (1976). Relatives and friends are invited to attend Eleanor’s life celebration from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday Nov. 10 at the East Point United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with her Pastor Thomas L. Harmic officiating. Interment will follow at the East Point Cemetery Society. In Eleanor’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to East Point United Methodist Church, c/o Dorothy Schanbacher, 11434 Rt. 414, Roaring Branch, PA. Arrangements are being handled by Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
MILLER- Dean A. Miller, 69, a lifelong resident of Liberty, died at his home Sunday, July 23, 2006. He was married to Alta Heatley Miller with whom he would have celebrated 40 years of marriage on Sept. 18. Dean was born April 26, 1937, a son of Edward P. and Mary Utter Miller. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Corey Creek Golf Course, the East Point Fish and Game Club, charter member of the Morris Fire and Ambulance Association, having served as an EMT and president of the Morris Ambulance Association. Dean was a United States Navy veteran and served on the USS John Willis. He was retired from Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg. Dean is survived by his wife, Alta; son, James A. Miller; two daughters, Suzanne Miller, Deborah K. Miller, all of Williamsport; one granddaughter, Heather Lynn Hackenberry; and a brother, Basil D. Miller of Trout Run. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, July 29 from 10 to 11 AM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Point Cemetery, Liberty. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 July 2006, p.6A
LaRue (Bill) MILLER, 49, of Penn Yan RD 4, N.Y., died Friday, April 20, 1973, in Bath, N.Y., Veterans Administration Hospital. He was a brother of Roland Miller, of this city, and Rexford Miller, of Trout Run.Born April 15, 1924, in East Point, Tioga County, he was a son of Elmer and Mae Decker Miller. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving, besides his brothers are his wife, the former Dorie Urban; two sons, Ranold, at home, and Bernard, serving with the Army at Frankfurt, Germany; a daughter, Miss Crystal, at home; his mother, of Morris; sisters, Mrs. Lois Cort, of Worchester, Mass., Mrs. Sarah Bohnert and Mrs. Helen Schneider, both of Morris, Mrs. Mary Mattison, of Liberty, Mrs. Donna McMichael, of Penn Yan, and Mrs. Betty Lou Snyder, of Syracuse, N.Y.; and two other brothers, Charles, of Corning, N.Y., and Carl, of Freeland.Burial will be in East Point Cemetery.
MILLER - MARY A. MATTISON
Mary A. Mattison, 71, of Eastpoint died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Manor Care Nursing Facility, Williamsport. Born March 3, 1929, in Eastpoint, she was the daughter of Elmer and Sadie Decker Miller. She was a graduate of Liberty High School. Shortly after graduation, she married John Mattison on March 26, 1946. She was employed by Eddie's Restaurant in Mansfield as manager for several years, until her retirement in 1986. She was an active member of the Eastpoint United Methodist Church and the church's Polly Annas. Preceding her in death were her husband, John Mattison, on Feb. 11, 1987; and four brothers, Elmer Jr., Carl, Bill and Roland Miller. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ginger and Garron Kreger of Liberty and Connie and Arthur Dawes of Blossburg; four sons and daughters-in-law, John Jr. and Marie Mattison of Arnot, Gary L. and Eileen Mattison of Clemmons, N.C., William "Rusty" and Pat Mattison of Lawrenceville, and David E. and Nancy Mattison of Eastpoint; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Miller of Corning, N.Y., and Rexford Miller of Cogan House; five sisters, Lois Cort of Worcester, Mass., Sarah Bohnart of Mansfield, Helen Schneider of Oregon Hill, Donna McMichael of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Betty Lou Snyder of Syracuse, N.Y.;several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 15, at the Eastpoint United Methodist Church with its pastor, Joy Hulslander, officiating. Burial was made at Eastpoint Cemetery. The family provided flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Eastpoint Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 100, Roaring Branch, Pa. 17765.
NEWKIRK Eva L. Hollopeter
88, of Liberty, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Eva was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Indiana, a daughter of Earl and Elsie (Dennis) Newkirk. She was the wife of the late Elwood Hollopeter. Eva enjoyed writing letters and sewing. She was a United States Navy veteran having served during World War II. Eva is survived by a daughter, Debbie Hollopeter of Liberty; three sons, Andrew and Daniel of Liberty and Edward of State College. She was predeceased by her husband, Elwood and a brother, Edward Newkirk. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the East Point United Methodist Church, Liberty Township, East Point. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Thomas Harmic officiating. Burial will be in East Point Cemetery. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 2, 2010
FLOYD E. RAUSCHER, 89 of Bradford County Manor, Troy RD 3, Burlington Township, formerly of Canton and Roaring Branch diedMonday, March 20, 1989 at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born Sept. 1, 1899 in Roaring Branch RD 1, Union Township, the son of Henry and Elizabeth King Rauscher. Before his retirement, he was a carpenter and farmer on the Ellis Schmelzle Farm for over 20 years. He was a charter member of the Mountain Spot Gun Club, Roaring Branch RD and an avid sportsman. He attended church services regularly at the Bradford County Manor where he had been a resident for the past five years. Surviving are a sister, Laura M. Harzinski of Spencerport, N.Y.; a niece and nephew whom he raised, Alta Burgess and Floyd Ives, both of Canton RD 2 and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 1989 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retire Methodist minister officiating. Interment will be in the East Point Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday. –Towanda Daily Review
RIDGE –M. ELIZABETH MESSNER, 79 of East Point, Pa. (Roaring Ranch RR1) diedNovember 8, 2001 at the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born on March 6, 1922 she was a daughter of the late Ward and Harriet (Brannaka) Ridge. She married Clair B. Messner at the East Point Church on June 3, 1944. Her family was most important in her life. A woman of devoted faith, she was an active member of the East Point United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school there in earlier years. Mrs. Messner was also a member of her Church’s Ladies Aid and Pollyannas. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed knitting and quilting. Surviving are her loving husband of 57 years, Clair at home; daughters, Marian (Ralph) Lovell, Linden and Charlene (Craig) Shellenberger, Chinocoteague, VA; sons, Ellis (Cheryl) Messner, Williamsport and Edgar (Joyce) Messner, Roaring Branch; 12 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, George Ridge and Alice Hughes, both of Trout Run and Esther Weigle, Williamsport. Mrs. Messner was predeceased by grandsons; R. James Lovell and Timothy J. Messner and a brother, Lindsey Ridge. The funeral service was held November 12 from the East Point Church with her pastor, Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Those who wish may direct memorials in Mrs. Messner’s name to the East Point United Methodist Church, RR 1 Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RIDGE - SCHANBACHER, SADIE
Age 89 of 128 St. James St., Mansfield, Monday, Sept. 8, 1980 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Wed 7 to 9. Funeral there Thurs. 1 pm. Rev. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial in East Point Cemetery. Survived by one sister, Lillie Krise at the Green Home, Wellsboro; three nieces, Mrs. Madeline Burrows of Williamsport, Mrs. Anna Jeanette Scriber of Williamsport, Mrs. William (Althea) Jessup of Covington, PA; one nephew, William Pequignot of E. Randolph, NY. She was the widow of Walter Schanbacher; born March 18, 1891 in Liberty, PA the daughter of William and Anna Bunn Ridge.
FREDERICK A. ROUPP
Frederick A. Roupp, age 21, of Liberty RD 1 died Sunday, September 2, 1973 of injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Spink funeral home in Wellsboro. The Rev. Raymond Forsythe, Pastor of the Morris Wesleyan Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in East Point Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Lee Roupp, stepfather, Frederick Chaapel, Liberty; sisters, Mrs. Robert (Sally) Stackhouse, Morris, Miss Marlene Roupp, Miss Susan Roupp, Miss Ruth Roupp, all of Liberty; brothers, Douglas Burgess, Howard Roupp, Keith Roupp Jr., Robert Roupp, all of Liberty. Mr. Roupp was born in Blossburg March 22, 1952, a son of Keith and Jennie Burgess Roupp.
ROUPP - Mrs. Bessie I. Schanbacher, 87, wife of Lloyd Schanbacher, formerly of 1419 Cherry Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1973, in the Leader Nursing Center.Born Jan. 2, 1886, in Liberty Twp., Tioga County, she was a daughter of Joseph Ella Harer Roupp.Her husband is her only immediate survivor.Burial will be in East Point Cemetery.
SCHANBACHER Gerald C. Age 85, of Mansfield, PA, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died of cancer at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, on Monday, September 5, 2005. He was born June 21, 1920 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Orville L. and Martha A. Rauscher Schanbacher. Gerry is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, the former Ferne Terry; two sons, Terry L. of Litchfield, CT, and Robert L. of Cogan Station, PA; two daughters, Sandra L. Beagan of Mansfield, MA, and Jill A. Howarth of Westborough, MA; sister, Joyce A. Gilbert of Mt. Carmel, CT; and 11 grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Ronald L. and Richard Dale; sisters, Gladys P. Mase, Winnie A. Black, Genevieve E. Stone, B. Pauline Bradshaw; and brothers, Harold L. and Chester A. Gerry was a World War II Army veteran. He was a Captain having served in the European Theatre, Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Schanbacher operated his family's business, the Mansfield Novelty Company and sawmill until 1997. He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church where he served faithfully as the Sunday School Superintendent for 38 years. He was active in civic affairs, having served as a member of the Water Authority and officer of the Southern Tioga School Board for fourteen years. Gerry loved hunting, and was a member of the Laurel Hill Game and Forestry Club for 52 years. He was also a member of Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, and Knights of Pythias for 50 years. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday, 6-8 p.m. and at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at the Church Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial in East Point Cemetery, Liberty, PA. The family requests that memorial donations in Gerry's memory be made to First United Methodist Church, 67 East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, or the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.
SCHANBACHER –H. ARLENE SCHANBACHER KRISE, 72 of Canton RD 1 diedTuesday, May 3, 1988 at her winter residence, 6610 Whaley Road, Merritt Island, Fla. Mrs. Krise was born May 14, 1915 at LeRoy Township, Bradford County, Pa., the daughter of Samuel O. and Clara Whipple Schanbacher. She was a member of the LeRoy Baptist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (LaRene) Putnam of Troy RD 2, Mrs. Robert (Dorna) Case of Troy RD 2 and Mrs. Alton (Joyce) Case of Canton RD 1; two sons and their wives, Paul and Linda Krise of Canton RD 1 and Albert and Ethel Krise of Canton RD 1; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mrs. Grace Schanbacher of Towanda RD 3; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral and committal service for Mr. and Mrs. Krise will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. The Rev. Darris Hauser, pastor of the Towanda Independent Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in the East Canton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
Harold L. SCHANBACHER, 68, of Liberty, died Thursday July 31, 1975, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.Born Jan. 12, 1907, at East Point, he was a son of Orville and Martha Rauscher Schanbacher.Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Doughton, of Mansfield; three sons, William, of Van Etten, N.Y., Thomas, of Lockwood, N.Y., and John, of Spencer, N.Y.; five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Tross, of Athens, Mrs. Martha Norwood, of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Ellen Reed, of Liberty, and Misses Mary J. and Jane, both at home; his stepmother, Mrs. Jennie Schanbacher, of this city; two brothers, Chester and Gerald, both of Mansfield; Three sisters, Mrs. Joyce Gilbert, of Mount Carmel, Conn., Mrs. Genevieve Stone, of Columbia, S.C., and Mrs. Pauling Bradshaw, of Mansfield, and 12 grandchildren.Burial will be in East Point Cemetery.
SCHMELZE - Mrs. Florence M Roupp, 81, of Williamsport, died Thursday, April 20, 1978, in Williamsport Hospital. She was the widow of Francis Roupp.Born November 11, 1896, in Union Twp., Tioga County, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Sarah Krise Schmelzle.Surviving are a stepdaughter, Miss Bernice Roupp, of Utica, N.Y.; a brother, Clayton A. Schemlzle, of Williamsport, and two sisters, Mrs.Max Bussom, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Mrs. Lawrence F. Nienhaus, of Williamsport.Burial was in East Point Cemetery, Liberty.
SECHRIST - Services were held Saturday for Joseph O. (Jack) Sechrist, 72, of Roaring Branch R.D. 1, who was dead on arrival Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1975, at the North Penn Health Center, Blossburg. He was a member of Eastpoint United Methodist Church. Mr. Sechrist was a native of Lycoming County. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence EMICK; a stepson, Franklin EMICK, of Olean, NY; a sister, Mrs. Evelyn BASTIAN, of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Eastpoint Cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren
SECHRIST - P. Edward SECHRIST, 87, of Roaring Branch RD 1, Monday, Aug. 12, 1963. He was a member of East Point Evangelical United Brethen Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Evelyn BASTIAN of Elmira; son, Oscar of Roaring Branch RD 1; sisters, Mrs. Almina SMITH of Blossburg, Mrs. Esther COVERT of Muncy RD, Mrs. Iona LEWIS of Petersburg, Va.; six granchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Body at Bastian Funeral Home, Liberty. Calling hours: Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at East Point E.U.B. Church Thursday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Jason HOLLOPETER. East Point Cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren
SMITH - MRS. MARY L. ROUPP
Mrs. Mary S. Roupp, age 19, of Liberty RD 1 died Sunday, September 2, 1973 of injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral services were held at the Spink Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 pm with the Rev. Raymond Forsythe, Pastor of the Morris Wesleyan Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in East Point Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Lee Roupp; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Smith of Owego; sisters, Miss Donna Smith, Miss Diana and Miss Janice Smith, all of Owego; brothers, Bruce Smith, Owego, Lawrence Smith of Leonminister, Mass., Richard Smith, Camp Drum, NY, Thomas Smith of Norfolk, Va; paternal grandfather, Lawrence Smith of Binghamton, NY. Mrs. Roupp was born in Endicott, NY October 2, 1953 a daughter of Herbert and Viva Morris Smith. She was married to the late Frederick A. Roupp March 18, 1972.
Richard A. THOMAS, 64, of Canton RD 2, brother of Mrs. Hazal Wenzel, of this city, died, Saturday, Feb. 1, 1975, in Divine Providence Hospital.He was born at Roaring Branch RD 1 on Dec. 15, 1910, a son of Isaac and Ella Sanders Thomas.Surviving, besides his sister here, are his wife, the Former Lucille Kreger; a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Esaias, of Canton RD 2, and another sister, Mrs. Kathryn Potter, of Vestal, N.Y.Burial will be in East Point Cemetery, Liberty
WILSON Joyce Messner
62, of East Point (Liberty Twp., PA) died Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Elmira, NY on August 21, 1948, a daughter of George "Hack" Wilson and the late Esther (Patterson) Wilson. Joyce was a graduate of Blossburg High School and later attended Empire Beauty School in Williamsport. Her main interest throughout life encompassed her home and family. Joyce was a member and former Sunday school teacher of East Point Methodist Church. In addition to her father, surviving is her husband of 34 years, Edgar; daughters, Debra (Gary) Leonard of Corning, NY, Roxana (Richard A.) Emery of English Center, PA, Pamela (James) Waters of Breesport, NY; three grandchildren, Tiffany Fritz, Alisha Leonard and James Waters IV; and a sister, Carol Alexander of Liberty. A celebration of Joyce's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, at the East Point Methodist Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Point Methodist Church or the East Point Cemetery Fund, c/o D. Schanbacher, 11434 Route 414, Roaring Branch, PA 17765. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting the family with arrangements. Star Gazette - December 9, 2010
CHARLES H. YAGGIE, 84, Roaring Branch RR1 (Union Twp.) died, at his home, January 21, 2005 following a brief illness. Born on Feb. 14, 1920 in Jersey Shore, Pa., he was the oldest son of the late Adam C. and Ida M. (Hane) Yaggie. He graduated from Lock Haven High School, class of 1938. On Nov. 20, 1943, Charles and the former Theda M. Chapman were united in marriage in Jersey Shore, Pa. They shared over 61 wonderful years together and were blessed with two sons. Shortly following marriage the young couple moved to the mountains of Union Twp., Tioga County PA. where they acquired a dairy farm. He was a hard worker and saw to the daily operations of the farm for over 40 years. He also worked for Union Township for 30 years and served as a former Road Foreman and Township Supervisor. Mr. Yaggie was a member of the Beach Creek Presbyterian Church located in Lock Haven, Pa. Surviving are: his wife, Theda at home; sons, Leslie Yaggie, Roaring Branch, Pa. Larry Yaggie, Zephyrhills, Fl.; grandchildren, Lori Pridgen, Zephyrhills, Fl. Randi and Casey Yaggie both of Roaring Branch; step-grandson, Derek Shanbacher, Canton; great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Joleae Sauceda; sisters, Kathryn Harer, East Point, Pa. and Ida Harer, Okeechobe, Fl.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter; Linda Kay Yaggie; sisters, Nona Streck and Lillian Morgan; brothers, Kenneth, Adam Jr. and Andrew Yaggie. In keeping to Mr. Yaggie’s wishes there were no visitation or funeral services. A graveside service will be held in the East Point Cemetery at the convenience of the family. His family suggests memorial donations be made to the Western Alliance Ambulance, Troy, Pa. or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1132, Fairfax, Va. Arrangements were under the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.