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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


Fairview Cemetery, Osceola Township, Tioga County PA



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

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.


Obituary Page



Fairview Cemetery Listing 1970s

GARDNER - Howard J. “Butch” Gardner, 63, of 4802 Cook Road, Woodhull died Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Corning Hospital.  He was a retired Corning Inc. employee and served in the U.S. Army.  Survivors include three sons, Shawn Gardner of Osceola, Pa., Kevin Gardner and Howard Gardner Jr., both of Woodhull; three daughters, Mindy Hand of Osceola, Pa., Kelly Watson and Frances Gardner, both of Elkland; his father, Howard J. Beckhorn of Troupsburg; his mother, Frances Gardner of Osceola, Pa., seven brothers, Steven Gardner of Osceola, Pa., Edward Gardner of Elkland, Carlisle Beckhorn of Troupsburg, Creed Beckhorn of Lindley, Lanny Beckhorn of Greenwood, Mark Beckhorn of Andover and Leroy Beckhorn of California; four sisters, Jan Prano, of Nelson, Pa., Jackie Butler and Christine Esterada, both of Andover and Wendy Ewert of Wellsville.  Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the funeral home, Theodore Carr officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.


GARDNER, Howard J. "Butch"
Age 63, of Woodhull, NY, diedJune 14, 2008 at Corning Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday, 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/16/2008.


GEE Anna

Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, March 18, 1942

Mrs. Anna Harrington, aged 58 years, of Knoxville, died at the Blossburg hospital, Friday morning, March 13.  She was a lifelong resident of the vicinity of Osceola and Knoxville.   She is survived by her husband, Frank Harrington; 2 sons, by a former marriage, Mark A. Colvin, of Knoxville, and Russell Elliott of Elkland; 3 brothers, Wallace and Menzo Gee of Dundee, NY, and Arthur Gee of Corning; seven gr-children.  Funeral Monday at the Griggs Funeral Home, and burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.    She was born at Osceola March 1, 1884, the daughter of William and Electa Cole Gee.


GEE Larry R.

63, of Elkland passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Williamsport Hospital. Family will receive friends on Saturday, 12:00 - 2:00 PM at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Reverend Larry O'Dell and Edward Gee officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Family respectfully declines flowers, please send memorial donations to Elkland United Methodist Church, 120 North Buffalo St., Elkland, PA 16920.   Star Gazette – May 25, 2012


GEISE Traci L.
Age 32, of 125 South First Street, Knoxville, PA, diedTuesday, November 4, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born June 19, 1976 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of William and Linda Bloom Geise. She is survived by her parents; sister, Jamie Geise and Billy Ladd, Knoxville, PA; nephew, Will Ladd, Knoxville, PA; grandmother, Catherine Geise, Allegheny, NY; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Pastor Joel Coleman officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/5/2008

GEORGE - Mrs. Clara George Holt, 62, of Osceola, Pa. Friday, Sept.19, 1947.  Survived by husband, James; daughters, Mrs. Lee Patterson of Knoxville, Mrs. Elberta Hargrave of Elmira, Mrs. Frederick Hartley of Elkland; brother, Harvey George of Sabinsville; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. at home, Rev. Harry Gayley, Osceola Cemetery.

GLEASON, Adell - Adell Baker age 93 of Osceola, Pa. passed away April 1, 2016 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa. She was born July 28, 1922 in Osceola, Pa. the daughter of Warley and Laura VanDusen Gleason. She married Edward T. Baker May 12, 1941, together they celebrated 63 years of marriage before his death on Feb. 9, 2005. Except for two years Adell lived her entire life less than a mile from her birthplace on the Briar Hill Rd. This was always "Home" and the place she loved so well. She is a lifelong member and elder of the Osceola Presbyterian Church, she served on the Fairview Cemetery Board, Osceola for over 50 years, served many years on the Osceola election board and was a loyal blood donor to the American Red Cross. She enjoyed gardening, tending her flowers, quilting, baking, and visiting her many friends. She is survived by three sons: Thomas M. (Julia), Knoxville, Pa., Samuel (Joy), Buffalo, NY., James L. (Sally), Sayre, Pa., 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 am. at the Osceola Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial donations may be made to the Osceola Presbyterian Church or to the American Red Cross. -  Mansfield Gazette, April 6, 2016

Rites Sunday for Seneca Lake Victim
Funeral services for Carlton E. GLEASON, of 234 Allen Street, Elmira, former Osceola, Pa., resident, who drowned in Seneca Lake, Labor Day, while fishing will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Keister Funeral Home.  The Rev. Alfred P. Coman will officiate and interment will be made in the Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. The body of Mr.  Gleason was recovered Wednesday evening, following a 48 hour search by Yates County officials.  The body of Robert E. Woodard, 20, also of Elmira, Gleason’s fishing companion had not been recovered today. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Audrey Gleason; three daughters, Carlotta of Osceola; Barbara and Marlene both at home; one son Lawrence at home; his mother, Mrs. Mae Gleason of Elkland, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Doris Rarrick, Tioga, Pa., Mrs. Leon Mileouski, Elkland and Mrs. C. B. Crawford, Osceola; three brothers, Raymond, Detroit, Mich.;  Lyle, Nelson, Pa. and Louis, Westfield, Pa., several aunts and uncles. (From Kathy Sarber)

Wellsboro Gazette – July 21, 1932
Harry Gleason Dies Following Operation
Elkland, July 19 – Harry Gleason, aged 44 years, a prosperous and influential farmer of Farmington township died at the Blossburg Hospital July 9, following an operation for appendicitis, which was performed July 3.  After the operation, Mr. Gleason appeared to be gaining rapidly and the news of his death came as a great shock to the community.  The funeral was held at the late home, July 12, Rev. Raymond E. Muthard officiating; interment was made in Fairview cemetery at Osceola.  Deceased is survived by his widow; his father, Ezra Gleason; one sister, Mrs. Fred Carpenter, of Wellsboro, and one brother, Judson Gleason, of Niagara Falls.  Mr. Gleason was a member of Fairview Grange and the Loyal Order of Moose, of Galeton.

Wellsboro Agitator – July 13, 1932
Elkland, July 12 – Harry Gleason, aged 42 years, of Farmington, died at the Blossburg hospital Saturday morning, July 9.  Mr. Gleason is survived by his widow, his father, Edward Gleason (Ezra), of Wellsboro, one sister, Mrs. Fred Carpenter, of Wellsboro, and one brother, Judson, Gleason, of Niagara Falls.

Wellsboro Agitator – January 20, 1932
Mrs. Helen Redfield, of Caton, N.Y., died at Corning hospital Thursday morning, following a stroke which she suffered Wednesday evening.  She was born at Academy Corners, 43 years ago, daughter of John and Mary Gleason.  She was married five years to C. C. Redfield, of Caton.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Osceola.  Surviving are her husband; three sons, Norman Partridge, of Caton; Raymond Partridge and James Partridge of Titusville; one daughter, Mrs. Alvin Brown, of Titusville; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gleason, of Caton; two brothers, Andrew Gleason, of Caton, and William Gleason, of Corning; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held Saturday; burial at Osceola.



Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, December 12, 1945

Lewis J. Gleason, aged 63 years, died suddenly at his home in Lawrence township, Dec. 4.  He was born in Deerfield township, June 3, 1882, son of Andrews Jackson and Susan Grover Gleason, and had lived most of his life in Lawrence township. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Laura Close Gleason; four sons, Leo and Chapman, of Elmira; Ivan of Knoxville, and Paul, serving with the U. S. Army Air Corps at Newark, NJ; one stepson, Douglas Preston, of Tioga; two daughters, Mrs. Eloise Douglas, of Tioga Junction and Miss Anna Gleason, nurse at the Packer Hospital at Sayre; 12 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Roland L. Osgood, of Addison, officiating; burial in the Osceola cemetery.


GLEASON Lois Jacqueline Mallory

89, of Osceola, died Oct. 10, 2013 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was born Nov. 24, 1923 in Osceola, the daughter of Glen and Myrtle Odle Gleason. Jackie is survived by her husband of 70 years, Clyde; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Debbie, Campbell, N.Y.; Brett and Linda, Whitesville, N.Y.; Glen, Lawrenceville; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In keeping with Jackie's wishes there will be no public funeral services. Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette – October 10, 2013


 Age 71, of RD 2, Millerton, PA, Sunday, December 29, 1985 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Friends may call at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home, Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  The Funeral will be held there, Thursday, at 11 am, with the Rev. Calvin Jones officiating.  Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury, PA.  Survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Wilbur and Patricia Brown of Gillett, PA and James and Michele Brown of Middlebury Center, PA; 1 daughter and son-in-law Bruce and Patricia Davis of Hollywood, FL; 1 sister Wayda Marcy of Elkland, PA; 7 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was born July 14, 1914 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Harry and Isabell Ames Guy.

HALL –MRS. DELL VANDUSEN, 75, died at the family home in Osceola, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1938 at 2 p.m.  She was born June 8, 1863 in Covington, Pa., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Hall.  She attended Mansfield State Normal School and taught for two years at Middlebury Center.  In 1887 she married Frank VanDusen and upon his election to the office of sheriff, they made their home in Wellsboro, later moving to Osceola.  She is survived by her husband; a son, William of Karchi, India; a daughter, Sarah of Osceola; a brother, Edwin Hall of Osceola; a grandson, William Jr. of India.  Funeral announcement later.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/1/1938  (Buried Fairview Cemetery)

HALL - Mrs. Louise Elliott  (Gram’s note  1947)
Mrs. Louise Elliott, 59, wife of Perry Elliott died at her home in Osceola, Sunday after a few hours illness. Mrs. Elliott was the daughter of Mrs. Mary Hall and the late E. J. Hall of Osceola.  A graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, she taught in the Osceola School for several years.  She was a member of the Osceola Presbyterian Church and tax collector for Osceola Township at time of her death. She is survived by her husband, Perry Elliott; one son, Robert J. Elliott of Knoxville RD; two grandchildren, James and Roberta Elliott; her mother, Mrs. Mary Hall; two brothers, Burr Hall of Osceola and G. Merritt Hall of Elmira and several nephews and nieces. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon.  Burial will be in Osceola Cemetery. (From Kathy Sarber)

HALL   James Stuart Age 63, of Campbell, NY, diedunexpectedly Saturday, January 28, 2006. Jim was retired from Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Luella Hall; son, Clayton; and parents, Betty and Avery Hall. He is survived by daughter, Noreen Hall (Joe Knowles); sons, James Stuart Hall II (Jane), Mahlon Hall and Duane Hall (Jessi); one sister Althea Bacon; five grandsons and two granddaughters; mother-in-law, Ina Chambers; two sisters-in-law, Ilene VanDusen and Candis Chambers. Visitation will be at Seager Funeral Home in Savona, NY, Tuesday January 31st, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Services will be held on Wednesday, February 1st, at 1 p.m. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA at the convenience of the family.

Age 77, of Osceola, PA, died Tuesday, July 28th, 2009. Dawn was born June 10, 1932 in Tuscarora, NY, the daughter of Philip B. and Iva McCarthy Hallinan. Dawn graduated as Valedictorian of her class from the Elkland High School in 1950. She married Thomas J. Jenkins on December 30, 1950. Dawn was predeceased by her parents and by her husband, Tom, who died in October of 1991. Dawn has resided in Osceola since the age of 5 years old. After her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in 2007, she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Belinda and Jon Seely in Osceola. Dawn retired from the United States Postal Service as a postmaster in Osceola, PA. Dawn began her postal career as a postal clerk, in both Osceola and Wellsboro, PA, before she was appointed as the Osceola Postmaster. Dawn leaves behind a loving family that will cherish her memory. She is survived by a loving daughter and son-in-law, Belinda Sue and Jon Arland Seely; a grandson, Todd Richard Seely and his fiancee, April Marie Schmeiske; and a great-grandson, Jacob Aiden Seely, all of Osceola. Dawn is also survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Philip Thomas and Cheryl Jenkins; and grandchildren, Joshua, and Sabrina Jenkins, all of Connecticut and a granddaughter, Amanda Jenkins of New Hampshire; and a brother-in-law, Harold W. Jenkins of Massachusetts. Dawn was a devoted member of the Osceola Presbyterian Church and dedicated a tremendous amount of time and effort to the workings of the church both before and especially after her retirement. Dawn is also a 50-year life member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. After her retirement, Dawn was dedicated to serving all the needs of the church, to taking her friends for doctors' appointments, to social events and basically anyplace her friends and family members needed to go. Dawn was a loving mother and grandmother who was always there when she was needed, always putting others first before herself. She will be remembered as a very caring, loving and generous person by those that knew her. One of Dawn's greatest pleasures over the last few years was to spend time with her friends and especially her family. She enjoyed travel, playing cards, and dining out. She was nicknamed "D-Dawn" by her great-grandson, Jacob and those close to her all came to call her D-Dawn. Dawn has left so many memories to cherish by her loved ones. Special thank you to some very special people: Betty and Bob Hazlett and Dot Davenport, who provided loving comfort and support to not only Dawn during these past months but also supported Belinda, Jon, Todd, April, and Jacob. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland, PA on Saturday, August 1, 2009, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 2, 2009, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2009, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Pastor Lynton Perry officiating. Burial in the Osceola Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations may be made to the Osceola Presbyterian Church.


HAMBLIN Waneta Helen Hamblin Burke

Age 89; She formerly lived at 4 Owen Hollow Road, Big Flats, New York. She also lived with her daughter, Kathy before moving to the nursing home at St. Joseph's Hospital 3rd floor in Elmira NY. Angels guided her to heaven on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Waneta was born September 19, 1923 in Brookfield, PA, daughter of the late Paul and Maragret (Owen) Hamblin. She married Daniel W. Burke on September 15, 1945 in Corning, New York; he predeceased her on July 4, 1990. Waneta is survived by her beloved daughters, Sharon (Ernesto) De LaOsaCruz of Elmira Heights, NY, Kathleen (Ronald) Orr of Wellsburg, NY, Eunice (William) Hagios of Horseheads, NY, Lois Phillips of Cheyenne, WY, and her very special daughter, Billie Caroline Burke of Van Etten, NY; grandchildren, Steven (Lisa) DeLaOsaCruz and sons Marco and Liam of Marion, NY, Anita (Patrick) Lentz and their sons Zac, Devon, and Shawn of Horseheads, NY, David (Dawn) DeLaOsaCruz and their children, Bryce Hanah and Joe of Lacona, NY, Charles (Tee JA') Orr and their children, Gavin and Nate of Elmira, NY, Debra(Rocky)Orr-Thompson, and their children, Rocky Jr., Kayla (Geo) Thompson-Onnella, and Tyler of Pearland, TX, Robert (Desi) Orr and his daughter Brianna of Wellburg, NY, Andrew (Celeste) Orr of Wellsburg, NY, Rebecca (Jason) Fifield and sons Jacob and Emmett of Horseheads, Mike Hagios of Horseheads, NY, Heather (Scott) Maxwell) and daughter Sydney Rose of Cheyenne, WY, Kayla Denlken and son Brayden, Stephanie King and her children Brianna Orr and Micheal King; great-great grandchildren Hailey Faith and Cayden Onella of Pearland, Texas; also survived by sisters, Donna Hugg and Anna Hungerford of York, South Carolina; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Hamblin of Gains, PA, Helen Hamblin of Addison, NY and Helen (John) Fairbrothers of Elmira, NY. She has numerous nieces and nephews whom she was very fond of and enjoyed visiting with them. Along with her husband, Daniel, Waneta is predeceased by her brothers and sister-in-law, Owen and Arlene Hamblin, Wilbur Hamblin, Clayton Hamblin, Bert Hamblin, Richard Hamblin, William Hamblin; sisters Ruth (Alton) Holland and Naomi Hamblin & her beloved cat Frosty. Waneta loved the outdoors and going to the Adirondack Mountains with her family in her younger years. She enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens. She worked at Corning Glass Works Corning, NY, Westinghouse in Bath, NY and the A&P Plant In Horseheads, NY. Waneta made a lot of crochet afghans and Christmas tree skirts for her family. She traveled all over the United States including Nova Scotia, and traveled abroad to Germany and Austria. She loved playing Bingo every Thursday with the other residents. Every year she looked forward to helping decorate Christmas stockings for the troops overseas. The Family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Monday, October 15, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday, October 16, at 11:00 AM. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment in Fairview Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. A very big thank you to the staff on A3 unit at St. Joseph's Hospital for the great loving care you gave our mom. You made her life at the end as best it could be. Some of you were very special to her.  Star Gazette – October 13, 2012


HAMMOND, Betty - Betty H. (Hammond) Borden, 85, of Middlebury Center, died on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. She was born on Jan. 3, 1931, in Ithaca, N.Y., a daughter of the late Fay and Helen (Wetherbee) Hammond and was the wife of the late Joseph R. "Skeet" Borden who passed away on Aug. 28, 2001. Betty was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church and the Mary Wells Chapter #452 OES. She had worked at the Crooked Creek Post Office, Citizens and Northern Bank, was the secretary and treasurer for Middlebury Township and had owned and operated with her husband the J.P. Borden and Son store in Holliday, for many years. Betty is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Joan Borden of Springville, Gerald and Wendy Borden of Wellsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and Stan Parsells of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m., at the Middlebury Baptist Church with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Holliday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury Baptist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. -  Wellsboro Gazette, 20 January 2016


HAMMOND - Reuben H. Hammond Dies Very Suddenly - Highly Respected Elkland Resident Died at His Home Yesterday.
R.H. Hammond, a lifelong and highly respected resident of Elkland died at his home on Main Street very suddenly yesterday (13 June 1927) afternoon, aged nearly 57 years (18 August 1870). Mr. Hammond had been in poor health for nearly two years but of late he had shown marked sign of improvement and was able to attend to his duties as lineman for the North Penn Gas Co. up to the time of his death.Mr. Hammond was kindhearted and generous and was upright and honorable in all his dealings. He had been in charge of the gas lines in the Cowanesque Valley for many years and perhaps no citizen of Elkland was better known throughout this section. He was a great lover of out-of-door life and spent much of his spare time hunting and fishing. He was a taxidermist by trade and his service in this line was in great demand. His sudden and untimely death came as a great shock to the community and will be keenly felt by a large circle of friends and associates.Mr. Hammond's parents (John G. and Adelaide Eggleston Hammond) were pioneer settlers in the Cowanesque Valley and the old Hammond homestead is now known as the S.C. Hazlett farm. Mr. Hammond is survived by his widow (Elizabeth A. Irons Hammond); two sons, R.L. and William of Addison; one grandson, John Hammond of Addison; four brothers, frank of Elkland, Charles of Lindley, L.G. and Stuart of Reed City, Michigan and two sisters, Mrs. George B. Crandall of Osceola and Mrs. Rilla Albee of Elmira.The funeral will be held at the local Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. J.A. Hamilton will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery at Osceola. Elkland Newspaper - Submitted by Marci-Jo Mishoe -

REV. E. W. HARNED – It was with profound regret we noted last week the death of our dear Brother Harned.  About three years ago he went as a missionary, under Bishop Taylor, to the west coast of Africa.  He went full of faith and enthusiasm, having high hopes of accomplishing a good work for Christ in the Dark Continent.  But he had just go fairly established in his work when his strength began to give way under the debilitating influence of that deadly eliment, and in about a year from the time of his departure he was compelled to come home.  On his return he took work in the Conference and was appointed to South Byron, N.Y., where he labored for part of two years.  During the last year it was evident to his friends that he was nearing a permanent break-down, and a part of the time his pulpit had to be supplied.  He went to Brooklyn, where his brother S. L. Harned resides, and for a time availed himself of the treatment of the Methodist Hospital in that city.  Thence he came to his home in Byron, bade good bye to his old parishioners and friends and moved to Rochester for medical treatment where he died.  Brother Harned’s death was unexpected to many as his condition had not been considered critical.  His death was due immediately to heart failure.  Brother Harned possessed an ardent, enthusiastic nature and if his health had not failed he would have wrought a grand work in Africa.  He was born at Merrick, Long Island, studied medicine at Yale, but abandoned that profession for the ministry before his graduation.  He fell in the prime of his life, being but 40 years old.  He leaves a wife and child to mourn his loss.  Mrs. Harned, with her husband took a deep interest in the evangelization of Africa, and if they had been permitted to remain there would have rendered valuable aid to our missionary force in that land.  She will have the sympathy and prayers of the church in her great loss.  Brother Harned was buried at (Fairview Cemetery) Osceola, Pa., the home of his wife.  –Griffin Scrapbook (Handwritten on article 1890)
Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifHARRINGTON - JONES Martha Marguerite
Age 103, of Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY, formerly of Knoxville, PA, diedFriday, February 15, 2008, at her residence. She was born August 14, 1904 in Roanoke, VA, the daughter of Rutherford B. Hayes Harrington and Elizabeth Ann Kenyon Harrington. Martha had 11 children with husband, Ward Jones Sr. She raised her children in the Corning, Elmira area of New York until 1952, then moved to Osceola, PA, and later to Knoxville, PA. Of these 11 children, four survive: sons, Dale (Joanna) Jones, Sandersville, GA, Ward (Barbara) Jones, Osceola, PA, Gary Jones, Lawrenceville, PA; daughter, Elsene Bartlett, Horseheads, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Jones Sr.; and her "loyal companion" of 53 years, John Thompson. She was also predeceased by sons, Merle, Raymond Clyde, Ellsworth, Duane Theron, and Truman; and daughters, Meredith and Marlene Jones. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Tuesday from 1-3:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. at the conclusion of the visitation. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/17/2008.

Edward B. Harry, 63, of Osceola died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at the Highland Nursing Home, Laporte. Born Sept. 5, 1934, in Troupsburg, NY, he was the son of Leslie and Harriett White Harry. He was a former employee of Electri-Cord Manufacturing, Westfield. Surviving are his wife, Joanne, two daughters, Leesa Harry of Blossburg and Tina Harry of Addison, NY, five grandchildren, one brother, Leland Harry of Troupsburg, three sisters, Minnie Parker of Bath, NY, Nina Borhamn of Bath and Carolyn Harry of Corning, NY, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Services were held there Tuesday, Dec. 2, with the Rev. Harry Dow officiating. Burial was made at Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Association.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 8, 1997)

SHUTT Helen Louise Heitzenrater Age 63, of 25 Cherry St., Lawrenceville, PA, diedMarch 25, 2006 at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro, PA. She was born December 26, 1942 in Osceola, PA. Helen was a homemaker and a very gifted and creative woman who loved to create gifts for friends and family.  She was a talented seamstress and cook. She loved to bake and create wonderfully decorated birthday cakes for her grandchildren. She sewed everything from wedding dresses to Halloween costumes. In recent years she taught herself to paint and left behind beautiful paintings for friends and family to remember her by. She is survived by husband, Henry A. (Hank) Shutt; sons and daughter-in-law, Denis Button, Knoxville, PA, Daniel and Yvette Button, Osceola, PA; stepdaughter and husband, Carol and Robert Fitzgerald, Dundee, NY; stepson and fiancee, Scott Shutt and Sue Stratton, Lawrenceville, PA; grandchildren, Allison Button, Arron Button, Cassandra Shutt, Jennifer Shutt, Robert Fitzgerald, Dawn Fitzgerald; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Virginia Heitzenrater, Elkland, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Gene Warfel, Tioga, PA, Shirly Campbell, Lawrenceville, PA, Linda and Larry Boyce, Palm, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son, David Button; parents, Austin (Dutch) and Gladys Mortimer Heitzenrater; and sister, Selena Roe. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Leroy HOAGLIN, 66, of Elkland, Pa. Tuesday afternoon, Apr. 17, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Marion Bonham Hoaglin; daughter, Miss Genevieve Hoaglin of Gouverneur,  N.Y.;sons, Leonard B. Hoaglin of Addison, Roger T. of Johnson City; sister Mrs. Gertrude Horning, Mrs. Etta Harrington, both of Osceola RD. Pa.; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, and today will be removed to the family home where funeral will be held Friday, 2:30 p.m. Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. (From Kathy Sarber)

Mildred J., Age 90, of Osceola, PA, diedon Saturday, September 1, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital. She was born in Westfield, PA on July 15, 1917, the daughter of the late James A. Holt and Clara George Holt. She was predeceased in 2003 by Frederick Hartley, her husband of 63 years. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Joan in 1957; and a granddaughter, Jennifer in 1989. She is survived by a son, Thomas (Mary Ann) Hartley; granddaughters, Kimberly (Matt) Snow, and Shelly (Steven) Barnhart; five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mildred was a 1936 graduate of Addison High School, Addison, NY, and she graduated from Bailey's School of Cosmetology, Elmira, NY, in 1938. Mildred was a homemaker most of her life, however, she had worked in the post office during World War II. She was a past School Board member/secretary of the Northern Tioga School District, and she was employed in various capacities in the school district for short periods of time. She held 50 year memberships in Order of Eastern Star and Fairview Grange. She was also a member of the Laurel Doll Club, Wellsboro Art Club, and Elkland Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted following the calling hours at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Roger G. Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland/Osceola Presbyterian Church, or the Elkland Library.

Jacob HOWARD  (Gram’s note 1946)
Jacob Howard, 81, of Osceola.  Survived by wife; brother, Philip of Osceola; several grandchildren.  Funeral Sunday, 1:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.  Rev Frank Russell, Fairview Cemetery. (From Kathy Sarber)

HURLBERT Charles H. "Charlie" "Henry"
Age 88, of Painted Post, NY, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Charles was born December 7, 1919 in Gaines, PA, a son of Walter and Daisy (Ronalder) Hurlbert. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII. Charles was a former member of the VFW, the Moose, and the American Legion. He was employed by the Elkland Tannery and Corning Glass before his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry. Charles is survived by two sisters, Charlotte Bump of Wellsboro, PA, and Roberta Lappa of Lawrenceville, PA. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Clara Greene, Edith Short, Mary Valentine, Ronald Hurlbert, Walter Hurlbert, Jr.; and a special friend, Alice Monroe. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 13, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, immediately following the visitation at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/7/2008

HAROLD ‘CY’ JACOBSON, JR., age 88 of Westfield passed away on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Family will receive friends at the Knoxville Yoked Church, 310 Alba St., Knoxville on Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Cathy Dawes officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Yoked Church, 310 Alba St., Knoxville, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/13/2015

Mira P. Age 88, of the Shared Home, #27 Bacon Street, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of #109 Northeast Street, Knoxville, PA, died Saturday, April 23,
2005, at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born April 29, 1916 in Osceola, PA, the daughter of John and Violet Husted Jacobson. She was a homemaker. She worked for many years at Lugg's Store & Schoonover's Restaurant in Knoxville, PA. She was a member of the Yoked Churches of Knoxville, PA. She is survived by daughter, Joanne Flint, Knoxville, PA; grandchildren, Kenneth "June" May, Little Marsh, PA, Sheila "Bruce" Verseth, Thomasville, PA, Karl "Edie" May, Wellsboro, PA, Jill "Jim" Grady, Sayre, PA, Janelle Flint, Osceola, PA; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Moore; grandson, Bradlee Flint; brothers, Eddie, Harold, and John Jr. Jacobson; and sisters, Viola Green and Marguerite Ketchum. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Natalya Cherry officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Yoked Churches of Knoxville, in Mira's memory.

JACOBSON – Roderick H. Jacobson, age 60, of 301 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA, died June 16, 1986 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA, Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 PA. Funeral Services will be conducted there, Thursday at 2 PM. The Rev. Rudolph J. Van Der Heil, associate Priest, of the Episcopal Cluster, officiating. Burial, Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Survived by wife, Alvera (Maxine); mother Dolly of Blossburg, PA; 2 sons, Steven of Allentown, PA and David of the US Army Fort Bliss, TX; 5 daughters, Renee Sherman of Mansfield, PA, Laurie Jacobson of Rio Grande, NJ, Lynn Werez of St. Clair, PA, Frances Fetherolf of Orlando, FL; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. Mr. Jacobson was a retired electrician, and a Veteran of WWII. He was born November 7, 1925, in Elkland, PA, the son of Eddie and Dolly Thomas Jacobson
KEENEY Sophronia
Wellsboro Agitator - April 13, 1932
Crookedcreek, April 12—This commumty was shocked by the sudden. death of Mrs. A. J. Dickinson Thursday morning. She arose apparently as well as usual and
was dressing when the summons came. Sophronia Keeney Long Dickinson marks the passing of the family of five children of Elijah K., and Lucy McCarthur eeney,
who were among the early settlers cf Tioga county. She was born Feb. 7, 1850 on a farm near Crookedcreek. In 1868 she was married to William H. Long, of New Columbus, Pa., and began housekeeping in the old log house on the farm which she inherited from her father.  In 1888 she moved to New Albany, Pa., where she resided for about ten years, removing from there with her husband and family to Osceola. Her husband died in 1915. In 1920 she was married to Andrew  J. Dickinson and moved to his home near Crookedcreek in the neighborhood where she was born, spent her girlhood, and her early married life. Mrs. Dickinson was always ready to defend the right and was never swayed by popular opinion, but studied things for herself and formed her own conclusions. She was ever
ready to help those in need. Until the last feeling herself the younger and stronger of the two, she shielded and watched over her companion with great care. In early life she united with the Baptist church, but far many years she had been a devout member of the Christian Missionary Alliance church, to which she was a generous contributor and was always faithful in her attendance until prevented by the infirmities of age. She will be missed by her friends and neighbors, but most of all by her family, to whom she always showed rare devotion.  Besides her aged husband she is survived by the following children: Ray E. Long, of Lambs Creek; Claude H. Long, of Washington, D. C.; Herbert E. Long of Powell, Pa.; Winfield S. Long, of Addison, N. Y.; and Parshall E. E. Long, of Ithaca, N. Y.; also several grand children and great grandchildren. The funeral was held at the C. &. M. A. church Sunday, Rev. R. F. Sipley, pastor, officiating; burial in the Osceola cemetery.

Age 95 of 433 Campbrook Rd., Osceola, PA, died August 14, 2009 at her home. She was born October 22, 1912 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Karl and Lulu Thomas Kelts. She was a homemaker. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Joan Seely, Osceola, PA; daughters, Phyllis "Anne" Smouther, Osceola, PA, Margaret "Peg" Marzo, Osceola, PA; grandchildren, Timothy (Tami) Marzo, Osceola, PA, Louis (Kim) Marzo, Osceola, PA, Amanda (Robert) Thompson, Nelson, PA, Philip (Natalie) Seely, Shinglehouse, PA; great-grandchildren, Travis Marzo, Sierra Marzo, Kendra Marzo, Russell Seely, Austin Seely and Robert J. Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband Rexford "Bill" Seely, June 6, 2000. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Funeral arrangments are in the care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Valley Community Ambulance Assn., PO Box 280, Osceola, PA, 16942.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2009


KING Floyd

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, March 5, 1941

Floyd King, aged 65 years of Nelson, died suddenly Monday morning about 6 o’clock as he was starting work at the Elkland Leather Company plant at Elkland.  He was born in Farmington, Nov. 9, 1875, the son of James and Josephine Oakley King.  He had resided in Tioga County all his life and had worked at the Elkland Tannery since 1916.  Survivors include his widow, two sons, Lionel and Roger and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Hawtin, of Auburn; Mrs. Arthur Boyce, of Rochester, and Mrs. Clara Manwaring, of St. Petersburg, Florida and a brother, Fred King.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at Kenyon Brothers Funeral Home; burial in Fairview Cemetery at Osceola.


Luva King, Age 86, of 201 Holden Street, Osceola, PA, died Monday, August 13, 2007, at 197 Campbrook Road, Osceola Twp., PA. She was born September 7, 1920 in Little Marsh, PA, the daughter of Jessie and Mary King. She was a homemaker and a member of the Osceola Presbyterian Church. Luva was the next to last surviving graduate of Little Marsh High School. She is survived by her son, David Taylor, Cohocton, NY; granddaughters, Mrs. John "Tammy" Evans, Cohocton, NY, Mrs. Matthew "Jill" Preston, Atoka, TN; great-grandchildren, Alicia and Josh Evans, Cohocton, NY, Matthew, Jr., and Julie Preston, Atoka, TN; niece, Jackie Moss, Wellsboro, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Joseph F. Taylor in 1997. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7:00 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Osceola Vol. Fire Dept. and the Cowanesque Valley Ambulance Assn. in Luva's memory.

KIZER Cassius
Wellsboro Agitator - April 25, 1934
Cassius Kizer, aged 32 years, of Nelson, formerly of Knoxville, died at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday at the Blossburg Hospital, from injuries received April15, in a fall from the old Blackwell mill at Nelson. Mr. Kizer suffered a fractured skull.  He was born October 7, 1901, in Brookfield township, son of Ned and Martha Grover Kizer.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eula Kizer; two sons, Keith and Wendall, of Nelson; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Kizer, of Elkland; one sister, Mrs. Don Near, of Batavia, and one brother, James, of Elkland.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. L. J. Engler, pastor of the Methodist-Baptist churches of Knoxville, officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery at Osceola.  McClellan Lodge, No. 649, of Troupsburg, conducted the services at the cemetery.

DONALD LEWIS KRISE, 26 of Elkland Thursday, Dec. 20, 1962.  He was a veteran of the Korean War.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Vivian Krise; sons, Kevin and William; daughters, Cynthia and Donna; all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Krise of Osceola; brothers, Phillip of Osceola, Jack of Rathbone; sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Miles of Elkland, Mrs. Lois Rice of Osceola.  Body at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Harry Sheaf.  Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/21/1962

Charles F. LEHMAN
Elkland, Pa. – Charles Frederick Lehman died at his home in Osceola Tuesday.  He was 81 years of age.  Born in Baden, Germany March 25, 1872, he was the son of Charles F. and Carrie Weaver Lehman. Besides his wife, Lillie, he is survived by two sons, Floyd of Madrid and Lester of Osceola; five daughters, Mary, Cora and Mrs. Reif, all of Rochester, Mrs. Pearl Hoffer of Williamsport and Irma Ruth of Osceola; four brothers, John and Fred of Wellsville, Herman of Andover and Francis of Florida State; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Horton of Elmira and Mrs. Elsie Robertson of Wellsville; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be at the home, Friday, at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Frank Russell will officiate with burial in the Fairview Cemetery at Osceola. (From Kathy Sarber)

MISS CLARA B. LEWIS, 75 of Osceola, Pa. died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, 1942 after two years illness.  Graduate of Elmira College and until recently active member of Osceola Presbyterian Church.  Survivors a sister, Mrs. Lester Eaton of Osceola and several cousins in Pennsylvania and the West.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the family home, the Rev. Robert Cocks officiating.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1942

LOVELESS –HELEN R. LOVELESS BROWN age 98, formerly of RD #2, Wellsboro, diedat the Broad Acres Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late James A. Brown, whom she married on April 28, 1929. Helen was born in Tioga Twp. on October 1, 1908, the daughter of Mark Loveless and Bessie Wetmore Loveless.  A retired schoolteacher, Helen taught for 22 years.  She taught in the Genesee, PA, Tioga, PA and Wellsboro, PA school districts.  Helen was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church in Holiday, PA.  She was also a Past Worthy Matron and Member of the Tioga Chapter #160 O.E.S., Tioga, PA, and Former District Deputy Grand Matron.  Surviving are her two sons, James A. (Jack) and wife, Virginia Brown of Huntersville, NC, and Thomas R. and wife, Linda Brown of Newfield, NY; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two nephews, and one niece. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Jerald R. Brown; and two sisters, Harriet Briggs, and Frieda Miller.  A viewing will be conducted Wednesday, October 4, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Middlebury Baptist Church, Holiday, PA, with a service to celebrate Helen's life to follow.  Pastor Alex Perednia of Middlebury Baptist Church will officiate; burial in Fairview Cemetery will follow.  Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, a life celebration home, handling arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in Helen's name may do so to the Middlebury Baptist Church in Holiday, PA –Elmira Star Gazette

LOWREY - Miss Rosina Lowrey, aged 15 years, died at her home in Knoxville Nov. 16, after an illness of several weeks. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lowrey; a sister, Miss Edna Lowrey, and a brother, Henry. Burial was made at Osceola, Rev. Mr. Benjamin, of Osceola, officiating. [Wellsboro Agitator 28 NOV 1917]

Bernice P. Age 90, of Burrell Rd., Westfield, PA, formerly of Knoxville, PA, diedDecember 5, 2006. She was born December 19, 1915 in Knoxville, PA, the daughter of Lee and Beulah Taft Ludlam. She was a member of the Osceola United Methodist Church, bible study group, graduate of Elkland High School in 1933, past Matron of Order of Eastern Star in Washington, DC, and received a BBA from South Eastern University in Washington, DC, and a Masters of Commercial Science from George Washington University. She was an accountant for the Federal Dept. of Agriculture. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Pastor Sharon Kent and Rev. Joel Coleman, offc. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., or the Osceola United Methodist Church.

LYON Robert John
Age 75, of 219 Holden St., Osceola, PA, died Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born February 10, 1934 in Charleston Twp., PA, the son of Homer and Doris Ely Lyon. He worked for many years for the A & P, Kennedy Valve and the Elkland Leather Company. He is survived by sons, Michael (Jackie) Lyon, Spencerport, NY, Steve (Lois) Lyon, Elkland, PA, Terry Lyon, Rochester, NY; daughters, Cynthia (Ronnie) Reid, Graham, NC, Pamela (Mike) Dunning, Beaver, PA; grandchildren, Michelle, Adam, Stephanie, Ashley, Tim, Mark and Joey Lyon, Jennifer Sholar, Brian Reid, Mathew and Andrew Dunning. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Sahrle Lyon, in 1986. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main St., Elkland, PA, Sunday from 1-2 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Larry O'Dell will officiate. Burial inFairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels and the Sayre House of Hope.
Published in Star-Gazette on September 12, 2009

Age 45, of Elmira, NY, diedunexpectedly on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. Lynn is survived by her son, Jeremiah Johnson of Elmira; parents, Frank and Norma Marlatt of Elkland, PA; brothers, Mike Vedder of Pennsylvania, Steve Vedder of Elmira, Craig Marlatt of Buffalo; sister, Melody Bradbury of Kentucky; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A private graveside service at Fairview Cemetery, Elkland, PA will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/12/2008

MASTEN - Mrs. Effie Masten Taft, 87, of Osceola, Pa. Monday night, April 30, 1951, at her home.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. W. C. Croft of Osceola and Mrs. F. C. Weeks, of Endicott; 8 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa.  Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.  Please omit flowers. (From Kathy Sarber) (Born Dec. 11, 1863 in Westfield, Pa.)

Age 91, of 4325 Locey Creek Road, Osceola, PA, diedMonday, April 27, 2009, at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 21, 1917 in Dewittville, NY, the son of Earl Ralph and Rachael Stern Mattison. He retired after working for 31 years for Ingersoll-Rand. Ralph was a member of the Osceola Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in the Philippines and Japan during WWII. Survived by his wife of 71 years, Blanche Van Dusen Mattison; son, Ralph Van (Mary Patricia Lennox) Mattison, Osceola, PA; daughter, Lois Piecuch, Osceola, PA; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Len Ja Mattison in 1969. Funeral Services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, Valley Community Ambulance Assn. and the Osceola United Methodist Church. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/28/2009


McDONALD Adda Louisa

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, December 16, 1943

Mrs. James Bacon

Osceola — The interment of Mrs. Adda Bacon, 85, of Elmira took place last Thursday in Fairview Cemetery here. She was the widow of the late James Bacon of Elmira and sister-in-law of the late Mrs. Charles Tubbs of this place where she was a frequent visitor.  Survivors are a son E M Bacon of New York and a nephew Attorney Warren Tubbs of Buffalo.


McNeill, Robert J., age 70, of Osceola, PA Wednesday, August 29, 1973, at the family home. Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Recitation of the Rosary at the Funeral home Friday 8 p.m. Requiem High Mass Saturday 9:30 a.m. St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland. Rev. Joseph W. Bucolo. Burial in Fairview Cemetery Osceola, PA. Survived by sister, Mrs. Grace Van Dusen of Osceola, PA; one brother, John McNeill of Osceola; six nieces, Mrs. Samuel (Frances) Dadda, Corning, NY, Mrs. Raymond (Elaine) Smith of Corning, NY, Mrs. William (Ann) Pease, Painted Post, NY, Mrs. Arthur (Eva) Johnson, Painted Post, NY, Mrs. Alberta Allen of Beaver Dams, NY, Mrs. Wallace (Grace) Neally, Lindley, NY; three nephews, Charles McNeill, Painted Post, NY, Robert McNeill, Lindley, NY; Daniel McNeill of Addison, NY. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church of Elkland and the Holy Name Society of St. Thomas.

MEAD, Ida  - Mrs. Ida Dell Mosher, Osceola, died at Blossburg hospital, Feb.13, 1948.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Smith, Elkland; sons, Gordon Big Flats, and Samuel, Corning; sister Mrs. Emaline Jeffrey, Osceola; and two grandchildren.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Keynon’s Funeral Home, Elkland.  Fairview Cemetery. Osceola.Services Sunday For Osceola Resident  (From Kathy Sarber)

MITCHELL Lawrence J. Mitchell
Lawrence J. Mitchell, 49, of Sweet Hollow Road, Middlebury Center, died
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was the husband of Susan Howe Mitchell whom he married June 1, 1996. Larry was born Jan. 17, 1961, in Wellsboro, the son of Lawrence H. and Patricia A. McConnell Mitchell. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and worked for Priset Construction, Wellsboro. Larry was of the Catholic faith, loved to spend time with his grandchildren and served in the United States Air Force. Surviving are his wife, Susan; father, Larry Mitchell of Blossburg; mother, Patricia Fetterman of Wellsboro; daughters, Ashley Mitchell of Daytona Beach, Fla., Staci Close (fiancee, Joe Sherman) of Elizabethtown; sons and daughter-in-law, Shane and Tara Close of Mansfield, Ryan Close (fiancee Brandi Owlett) of Middlebury Center; grandchildren, Kadance Everett, Evan Close, Hailie Kerr; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne Krajek of Philadelphia, Cindy and Joe Rasmussen of Mansfield, Christine Walls of Covington, Teri Mitchell of Wellsboro, Kate and Gyle Aungst of Pine Cove, Julie and Ralph Jones of Wellsboro, Patti and Chuck Coolidge of Wellsboro; father and mother-in-law, Ron and Sandy Cleveland; brothers and sisters-in-law, Chris and Connie Howe of Middlebury Center, Scott Howe of Middlebury Center, Deanna Ives of Wellsboro, Rick and Jess Cleveland of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Randy and Jeni Cleveland of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Larry's Life Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Bryant officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. If desired, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Wellsboro Gazette - December 9, 2010

Age 89, formerly of Elkland, PA and Cambria, WI died September 4, 2009 at Columbia County Health Care Center, Wyocena, WI. Born July 16, 1920, she was the daughter of Fred Edwin Morgan and Clara Belle Martin Morgan. A 1938 graduate of Elkland High School, she was the former owner-operator of a diner and Morgan's Shoes in Elkland, PA. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Samuel DeSantis and Harold Brass; her brother, Fred (Bus) Morgan; and her nephew, Fred (Busty) Morgan. She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Bonnie & Wade Smith of Cambria, WI with whom she resided; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; and her nephew, Randy Morgan of Elkland, PA. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, September 9th at the First Presbyterian Church of Cambria, WI. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Local arrangements are by H. P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on September 12, 2009

MORGAN - Frederick L. Morgan, of Osceola, died of heart disease on Feb. 19 [1918]. The funeral was held at the home of his parents and the interment was at Borden, NY. Rev. Lewis Benjamin, assisted by Rev. Ralph Rowland, conducted the funeral services. Mr. Morgan would have been 56 years of age on March 7th. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Coral W. Morgan and a brother of Charles Morgan. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 6, 1918

MOSHER Elaine Louise
Age 66 of Forestview Manor, Elkland, PA passed June 21, 2010 at the home of Phyllis and Kent Slocum. She was born Feb. 1, 1944 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Burton and Dorothy Dyer Mosher. She was raised by Mildred and Russell Elliott of Osceola, PA. She loved cooking, crafts, doing puzzles, yard sales, animals and children. She worked in Elkland and Galeton dress factories and did baby sitting. She is survived by her daughter, Lori Ann (Frank) Bosek, Gaines, PA; grandchildren, Katie Clark, Wellsboro, PA, Mark (Miriam) Clark, Elsa, PX, and Billie Davis, Okinaea, Japan; great-grandson, Dylan Clark; brother, Harley (Rita) Mosher, Wellsboro, PA; foster brother, Meredith (Marilyn) Elliott, Haslet, TX; sisters, Phyllis J. (Kent) Slocum, Elkland, PA and Beverlee A. Siciliano, Osceola, PA; foster sister, Joanne Harry, Osceola, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends she loved dearly. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m., Rev. Robert Goodrich officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. She was a remarkable and loving women in many ways and will be missed by everyone she knew. Special Thanks to everyone at Laurel Health Center, Elkland, PA who for years have cared for her, Sayre and Wellsboro hospitals and hospice. She was a medical challenge to all who cared for her. They all treated her with respect and kindness. Memorail donations may be made to Laurel Home/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 23, 2010

Funeral Services for Lewis Smith MOSHER of Osceola were held from the Osceola Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon with Rev. Frank Russell officiating.  Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, with arrangements by Kenyon Funeral Home. Mr. Mosher died at the Blossburg Hospital, Thursday, January 12, 1956.  He had been ill since early in 1955, undergoing surgery for a malignant tumor of the brain at that time.  He returned to his work at Elkland Leather Company during the summer months but could not continue after mid-November. A valued and skilled mechanic, Mr. Mosher had been employed at the Elkland plant since March 1, 9126.  He had served the shop portion of the plant as a mechanic, machinist and welder before being made an assistant foreman.  Mr. Mosher was 57 years old at the time of his death.  He was born at Tioga, Pa., August 7, 1898, the son of Archie Adelbert and Mary Lovina Wilcox Mosher.  The family moved to Elkland in 1914.  Lewis first worked in the blacksmith shop of Charles Dickinson on Parkhurst Street and later found employment with the Sheldon Manufacturing Company until going with Elkland Leather. For a number of years he operated the movie projector at Lyric Theater during silent film days and was with the theater during the change-over to sound pictures. He is survived by wife, Marcia, son Maynard of Osceola; brother Archie Mosher of Philadelphia, sisters, Mrs. Floyd Smith of Elkland and Mrs. Harry Lane of Philadelphia; two grandchildren.  Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, April 21, 1993, Pg 12

MOSHER - Maynard L. Mosher, 86, of Lawrenceville, died
at his home on Monday, June 14, 2010.  He was born March 4, 1924, in Osceola, the son of Lewis S. and Marcia Mae Towles Mosher.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, on Thursday, June 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Church of Latter Day Saints, Mansfield, where funeral services will be conducted following calling hours at 1 p.m. with President Gregory Weeks officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from June 16 to June 22, 2010

Lawrenceville, Pa. — Maynard L. Mosher, 86, of Upper Somers Lane, Lawrenceville, died Monday, June 14, 2010 at home.  He was a U.S. Army veteran,  serving during World War II. He retired from Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, N.Y.  Survivors include his wife, Vivian Leonard Mosher; two sons, David Mosher of Beaver Dams, N.Y. and John Mosher of Lawrenceville; and a daughter, Daveena Hayes of Schenectady, N.Y.  Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, and noon to 1 p.m. Friday at The Church of Latter Day Saints, Mansfield.  Sevices will be held at the church at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. Friday., President Gregory Weeks officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.
Corning Leader - June 15, 2010


MOUREY, Carrie Carpenter – Mrs. Carrie Mourey Carpenter died at her home in Arlington, N.J., March 6, after an illness of only a few hours.  She had been apparently in her usual good health and was engaged in conversation with one of her neighbors over the telephone when she became unconscious at 5 o’clock Tuesday, March 4, and died Thursday about 1 o’clock, without regaining consciousness.  Although Mrs. Carpenter had been subject to much illness for the past four years her friends believed her to be better and her sudden death is a great shock.  Carrie Mourey Carpenter was born in Farmington, April 19, 1871, the second child of Ira H. and Fannie C. Mourey.  At Christmas, 1890, she was married to Philip T. Carpenter, of Little Marsh, and to this union were born three children.  Miss Blanche Carpenter, Mrs. Pearl Sydow and Lou C. Carpenter.  The family resided at Little Marsh for several years and then removed to Arlington, N.J. where they have since resided.  Mrs. Carpenter was a devoted Christian and a member of the M.E. church of Arlington.  She had not a thought that was not a gentle one, not one that did not hold all the world in the arms of its kindness.  She was to her friends what the sunshine is to the world and this eclipse to them brings both darkness and chill.  She was always gentle, lovable, and her sweet face made sunshine in shady places.  If strangers felt the charm of her rare courtesy and happy, sunny temperament, how much more so to the members of her own family upon whom she lavished all the sweet earnestness and love of her mind and nature.  The remains were brought to the home of Mrs. Carpenter’s mother in Elkland, where the funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Chattin officiating and she was laid to rest in the Elkland cemetery beside her father, who died three years ago.  She is survived by her husband, three children, her mother, two sisters Mrs. Alice McCallum and Mrs. Lyda Baker, and one brothers, L.C. Mourey.  The sympathies of this community go out to the bereaved family.   Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1919.


Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, April 26, 1905
Osceola, April 24-- This community was shocked on Thursday to hear of the death of Mrs. Lee Seely and her infant daughter, Elva Mourie Seely, aged 31, wife of Mr. Lee Seely, was the only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Mourie of Farmington. She died very suddenly at her home on Thursday afternoon after a few hours illness. She is survived by her husband, by her daughter, Mary and her son, Ralph, aged 9 and 8 years, respectively; also by her parents. Largely attended funeral services were held from the Methodist church on Saturday afternoon at 2pm, Rev Mr Wells officiating. Burial in Fairview cemetery. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Misses Mary and Eleanor Bosard of Elmira, Ford Owlett of Addison, M D Seely and wife, Rev. Bell and Mary Goodrich of Nelson and J L Sheen of Knoxville.


MURRAY Emily P. Bonham – Mrs. Emily P. Bonham died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. S. Crandall in Osceola July 24, after a long illness.  Mrs. Bonham, whose maiden name was Miss Emily P. Murray, was born Dec. 26, 1829, in Vermont.  At an early age she removed with her parents to Sciopioville, N.Y., which was her home until her marriage in 1864 to George S. Bonham.  During that year they removed to Osceola.  She has been an active and useful member of the Methodist church for over half a century.  She is survived by two step-daughters Mrs. V. S. Crandall with whom she made her home in recent years and Mrs. Mary E. Harney, or Rochester, N.Y.; two stepsons – George Bonham, of Osceola and Myron Bonham of Wilkinsburg, Pa, and two nieces Miss Ele Foy of Washington D.C. and Mrs. Ida McCowan of Detroit, Mich.   Wellsboro Agitator, 6 August 1919. 


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