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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
Obituaries

 

 

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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.

 

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Fairview Cemetery Listing 1970s



NEWBERRY -  Marjorie G. Ferry, 87, of 102 School St., Osceola, died Thursday, Dec. 17 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y.  She was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Woodhull, N.Y., the daughter of Alfred and Freda Fuhrer Newberry.  Friends are invited to call at the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, Monday, Dec. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m where a memorial service will be held following calling hours at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dorothy Densmore will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 280, Osceola, Pa. 16942. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from December 18 to December 29, 2009

Marjorie G. Ferry, 87, of School Street, Osceola, Pa. died Thursday, Dec. 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  She had retired from Corning Inc.  Survivors include two daughters, Regina Galbraith of Avis, Pa. and Susan Matoon of Orange Lake Fla.; two sons, Michael Ferry of Lexington, S.C. and Joseph Ferry of Elkland, Pa.; and two sisters, Marion Hollenbeck of Spencer and Elizabeth Wilson of Corning.  Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elkland, Pa.  Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa. Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa.  Corning Leader - December 18, 2009

NEWMAN - RUSCZAK, Regina M.
Age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, died August 23, 2009 at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Rusczak who died in 1990. Regina was born March 3, 1924 in Osceola, PA, the daughter of the late Reginald and Sadie Butters Newman. She was a retired waitress in the Elmira, NY area, member of the Wellsboro Women of the Moose, an avid bingo player, and loved music, animals and birds. Surviving are nephew, Cal (Sylvia) Wynkoop, Wellsboro, PA; niece, Tonda (Bill) Gridley, Charlotte, NC; stepsons, Philip (Bonnie) Rusczak of Lake City, Florida, and Charlie (Linda) Rusczak of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law, Ann Schwab, Elmira, NY and Olga Owen, Gillette, PA; four step-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, five great-nieces one great-nephew, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Wynkoop. Friends and family are invited to Regina's Life Celebration on Saturday, August 29, 2009, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 4:00 p.m. with Cal Wynkoop officiating. Private Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/25/2009

 

NISBET Christine R. Causer

age 59 of Osceola, PA died on Monday, November 18, 2013 at her home. Born June 25, 1954 in Hornell, NY, she was the daughter of Raymond and Marilyn (Gardner) Nisbet. She married Tommy J. Causer in 1971. She is survived by her husband, Tommy; her children, Tommy (Lowrie) Causer, Jr. of Little Marsh, PA, Jason (Karen) Causer of Bath, NY and Kathy (Berry) Tucker of Knoxville, PA; grandchildren, Andrea, Jeremy, Carly, Cameron and Connor Causer, Derick (Elizabeth) and Brent (Sarah) Nadjadi, Brianica Smith, Joey and Coby Causer and Felicia Carr; great grandchildren, Kendal and Payton Nadjadi; her brothers, Tim Nisbet of Hornell, NY, Rick Nisbet of Hornell, NY and Mike (Karen) Nisbet of Canisteo, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Thursday, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.   Star Gazette – November 19, 2013

 

O'BRYAN - FOREMAN Theresa M.
Age 93, of Williamsport, died Friday, July 24, 2009, in ManorCare North Health Services. Born November 7, 1915 in Elkland, she was the oldest daughter of Walter and Stella Paul O'Bryan. She was a graduate of Elkland High School and also had attended Beauty School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl A. Foreman in 1992; brother, Ralph O'Bryan; and sister, Florence Dann. Surviving are three children, Timothy Foreman of TX, Jean Romualdo of MD, and Ruth Foreman of DE; 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 3 great-grandsons, 3 great-granddaughters; four siblings, Doris Elwood and Katherine Parks, both of Westfield, Dorothy Bellows of WV, and Walter O'Bryan of VA; several nieces and nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, followed by a graveside service held in Osceola Cemetery, Osceola at 1 p.m. Thursday.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/27/2009

 

ODLE Basil Dewitt

Lawrenceville, Pa. - Basil Dewitt Odle, 70, 37 State St., died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1990 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born April 8, 1919 in Knoxville to Dewitt and Frances Baker Odle.  He married Helen Ellison Jan. 23, 1943 in Cape Cod, Mass.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as a first lieutenant in an anti-aircraft division of the European theater.  He was a graduate of Knoxville High School, and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville and a member of the Knoxville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.  He has been active in Boy Scouting.  He was a former agent and financial planner for Metropolitan Life Insurance, and prior to his retirement  was self - employed as an auto mechanic in Williamson.  Surviving are his wife; two sons, David and Lloyd, both of Williamson; one daughter, Deanne (Mrs. Kevin) Ginnett of Williamson; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several cousins.  A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Flint Funeral Home, Addison, the Rev. William Lusk officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorials may be made to the Lawrenceville Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

 

DeWitt T. ODLE of Knoxville.  Thursday, Jan.24, 1946.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Frances Baker Odle; son Basil of Knoxville; brothers, Herman of Williamson, Stephen of Lawrenceville; sisters, Dora Odle of Elmira, Mrs. James Hurlbutt of Tioga, Mrs. Ella Slocum of Wellsboro; one grandson.  Funeral Sunday 2 p.m. at Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville.  Burial at Osceola.

 

ODLE ORIE B. ODLE

age 74 of Wellsboro RD 5 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Friday, September 19, 1969.  Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday 1:30 p.m.  Burial in Osceola Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Eva Hurlbutt Odle, Cortland, N.Y., Mrs. James McDonald, Wellsboro RD 5; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Gleason and Mrs. Joan Kemp, both of Osceola.  Mr. Odle worked as a meat cutter for Dunhams and was later employed at Corning Glass Works.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/21/1969

 

ODLE Ralph E. Odle

 Williamson - Ralph E. Odle, 85, 4113 Prospect St., died Sunday, June 10, 1990 in Williamson.  He was born March 2, 1905 in Farmington Township, Pa., to Herman and Chloe Clark Odle. He was a school teacher for more than 50 years, beginning in Camp Brook school, then teaching in Troupsburg and Williamson schools until his retirement.  He belonged to the New York State Teachers Association.  He was a member of the Williamson United Methodist and Osceola United Methodist Churches, and was a Youth Fellowship leader in the Osceola church.  He was a member and past master of the McClellam Lodge No. 649 F&AM in Troupsburg. Surviving are: his wife, Gladys; three sons, Eldreth of Kissimmee, Fla., James of Penfield, NY, and Duane of Williamson; five grandchildren; and several cousins.  Calling hours are 7:30 - 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  Services will be there 11 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. James Ellsmore officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Williamson United Methodist Church, Williamson, NY. 14589

 

PALMER MARTHA L. KELLS
Martha L. Age 87, of #211 North Buffalo Street, Elkland, PA, diedSunday, January 7, 2007, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 18, 1919 in Hector, NY, the daughter of John and Ruth Beard Palmer, She was a homemaker and she helped her late husband, Pierce, with his various farming jobs. She was a member of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Elkland Senior Citizens, "Club 63." Martha and Pierce were charter members of the Osceola Christian Missionary Alliance Church, and in later years, Martha attended the Wesley Chapel in Elkland, PA. She is survived by nieces, Ruth and B. Edward Stafford, Addison, NY, Linda and Joseph Cleveland, Hornell, NY; nephew, Douglas and Judy Palmer, Hinsdale, NY; several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pierce; and brother, John L. Palmer of Canisteo, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Saturday from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Robert Goodrich officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Association in Martha's memory

 

PECK, Eva Spoor – Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Peck were in Osceola Monday to attend the funeral of Mr. Peck’s sister, Mrs. Eva Spoor.  Mrs. Spoor was born and grew to womanhood here, where she had many warm friends.  The family have our deepest sympathy in the loss of a loving and devoted wife, mother and sister.   Wellsboro Agitator, 16 April 1919.

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PERKINS SARAH - Mrs. Ezra Gleason
Wellsboro Agitator – November 13, 1918
Sarah Perkins Gleason, wife of Ezra Gleason, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, 1918, at 2:30 o'clock at their home in Knoxville.  Nine years ago last March she was stricken with a shock and since that time has been in declining healthy and for the past year has been practically helpless.  She was born August 24, 1851, on Addison Hill, in Steuben County, NY.  She was married to Ezra Gleason March 22, 1877, and they always lived on a farm just south of Elkland until the spring of 1917 when they bought a home in Knoxville and moved here.  Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Bertha, wife of Fred Carpenter, of Deerfield; and two sons, J. P. Gleason, of Knoxville, and Harry Gleason, of Knoxville, residing on the Gleason homestead farm south of  Elkland.  also survived by one brother and three sisters.  Funeral services were held Thursday at 1 o’clock; interment in the cemetery at Osceola.

EARL J. PETERS, 83 of Woodhull, Saturday, March 4, 1961.  He was a Woodhull Justice of the Peace.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Peters; sons, James, Charles, both of Woodhull; daughters, Mrs. Julia Sample, Miss Sarah Peters, both of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Rena Perly of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Vera Friends of Corning, Mrs. Priscilla Kilmer of Homer; 16 grandchildren.  Body at Smith Funeral Home, Woodhull.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glen Stuart.  Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.  –Elmira Advertiser 3/6/1961

PLUMLEY - Mrs. Blanche M. Baker, of 40 Waln Street, died Saturday, January 13, 1968, in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Roy Baker. She was born March 30, 1881, a daughter of Manning and Sarah Mosher Plumley. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Edith Grover, Galeton; Mrs. Myrtle Moore, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Minnie Reeder, Lock Haven; a brother, Fred Plumley, Lindley, NY; two granddaughters, and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Tuesday at Tussey's. The Rev. Paul Clay Shaffer officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Holiday. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 18, 1968

PONDA, Pete Of 201 Buffalo St., Elkland, Saturday, July 1, 1972. Friends may call at the Charles L Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa., on Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday 2 p.m., Rev. John Carlson. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Elkland, Pa. Survived by wife, Aspasia; son, Sam; daughter, Helen, both at home; step-daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Burfield of Elkland, Pa.; two grandchildren. He was a retired employee of Elkland Leather Co.

POTTER - Crooked Creek:- Mrs. Alice Potter Brown died at an early hour Friday morning at the home of her son, Ross Brown. She had been ill for several weeks, but was thought to be improving - her death was due to heart disease. She was the youngest daughter of Henry H. and Melinda Stevens Potter and was born in Middlebury Sept. 23, 1850. She was married to Poleman Brown Sept. 24, 1972, who died several years ago. To them were born six children - Roy, who died at the age of 5 years, Mrs. Will Close of Nelson, C.J. Brown, Ross Brown of Holiday, Earl Brown of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Henry Bolton, deceased. She leaves to mourn her departure the children above mentioned, thirteen grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Julia Potter of Syracuse. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Fargo officiating; interment in Fairview cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 1 April 1926

PRATT - Myrtle F. Wheeler of 361 Wautaga Ave., Corning went to be home with her Lord Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Corning Hospital, her family by her side. Myrtle was born in Elkland PA, the daughter of the late Oscar and Lillian Pratt. On June 21, 1944 she married John J. Wheeler, who predeceased her in 1989. Myrtle attended school in Elkland and resided most of her life in Corning where she was a homemaker. She attended the Caton Bible Chapel and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her two daughters: Lillian (Dave) Crooker of Corning, and Christine Phenes of Corning; one son: John (Barbara) A. Wheeler of Corning; one sister: Doris Healey of Nelson, PA; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, daughter-in-law, Anne Wheeler; lifelong friend, Lois Halye of Corning, and lifelong friend, Hazel Barrett of Corning.
Myrtle was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Liller, and two sons, Michael Wheeler and Gary Wheeler. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, March 25th from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY, where the funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Randy Ginnan officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Salvation Army, 32 E. Denison Parkway, Corning, NY 14830. - Corning Leader, 24 Mar 2008

PRATT - Myrtle F. Wheeler, no age given, of 361 Watauga Ave., died Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Corning Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Lillian Crooker and Christine Phenes, both of Corning; one son, John A. Wheeler of Corning and one sister, Doris Healey of Nelson, Pa. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the conclusion of calling hours. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa. - Corning Leader, 23 Mar 2008

ROBERT J. RAPAN
Robert J. Rapan, 58, of Westfield died Monday, April 14, 1997, at home. Born Oct. 8, 1938, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Raymond and Ella Walsh Rapan. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a life-long employee of the Westfield Tanning Company.  He was also a member of the Clymer Volunteer Hose Company and Ambulance Association; Tioga County Westfield Fire/Police, and St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Westfield. Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Margaret Rapan; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and William Doane of Wellsboro and Connie and Mark Johnson of Troupsburg, NY; five grandchildren, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Gary Rushmore of Wellsville and Linda and Edward Smith of Black Mountain, NC, four brothers and two sisters-in-law, William and Lucy Rapan of Bolivar, NY, Fred and Maxine Rapan of Greer, SC, Lee Rapan of Lake Alfred, Fla., and Thomas Rapan of Black Mountain, SC, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 16, from 7 pm to 9 pm with a Christian Wake Service at 8 pm, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 17 at 10 am at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Westfield, with the Rev. Michael Sullivan officiating. Burial will be made in the Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorial donations may be made to St. Catherine's Catholic Church or to the Ambulance Cancer Society.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1997)

REXFORD GEORGE ‘BILL’ SEELY age 94 of RD 1, Osceola, Pa. died Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born March 20, 1906 in Osceola Twp., PA the son of Samuel & Bessie Tubbs Seely.  He was a life long farmer.  Survived by “His wife of 68 years” Reba Kelts Seely; daughters, Phyllis “Anne” Smouther, Canton, PA, Margaret ‘Peg” Marzo, RD, Osceola, PA; son, Hugh Seely, RD, Osceola, PA; grandchildren, Amanda Seely, Philip Seely, Timothy Marzo, Louis Marzo; great-grandchildren, Travis Marzo, Kendra Marzo all of RD, Osceola, PA; sister, Dora Church, Osceola, PA; several nieces, nephews & cousins.  There will be no prior visitation.  Private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Association, Sate Route #49, Osceola, PA.

RICHARDS - REILLY
Doris R. Age 84, of West Highland Ave., Elkland, PA, diedTuesday, January 25, 2005, at her home. She was born July 2, 1920 in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of Charles E. and Mary E. Bradley Richards. She was a homemaker, member of the Elkland United Methodist Church, and served in the
Army Air Corp. during World War II. She is survived by daughter, Joyce Reilly, Elkland, PA; sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert N. and Margaret Reilly, Muncie, IN; grandchildren, Daniel, Michael, Matthew, Peter, Timothy, and James; sister, Joyce R. Donald, Collingswood, NJ; four nephews; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil S. Reilly in 1976. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Harry Dow officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA 16942.

ROBERTS David Thomas
Age 45, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at his residence. Born on May 7, 1963 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of Thomas and Joyce (McKeel) Roberts of Lawrenceville. David was employed with Ward Manufacturing Company in Lawrence Twp. for 17 years. He served as a Sgt. with the US Army from August 1981 through August 1990. David enjoyed hunting and was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club, a member of the NRA, and the American Legion in Tioga, PA. In addition to his father, Thomas Roberts, David is survived by two step-sons and step-daughters-in-law, David and Michelle Mosher of Newburg, PA, Christopher and Jamie Mosher of Lawrenceville, PA; a brother, Duane Roberts of Tioga, PA; two uncles, Ferris C. (Janet) Roberts of Watsontown, PA, George (Stella) McKeel of Benton, PA and two faithful canine companions, Brandy and Cassie. David was predeceased by his mother, Joyce Roberts, in 2007; his wife, Yvonne M. Roberts, in 2003; and good friends, Lonnie Whipple and James Austin. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 8, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Stozyk officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. A time of fellowship celebrating David's life and a luncheon will be held at 2:30 p.m. on November 8, 2008 at the American Legion in Tioga, PA.

 

ROBBINS Frances M. Barnes

73 of Bath, NY, died Thursday, April 12, 2012 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born December 31, 1938 in Hornby, NY, she was the daughter of the late Truman A. and late Genevieve (Rumsey) Robbins. Fran worked as a homemaker raising eight children. She was a lover of animals and country music. She especially enjoyed being outdoors: camping, fishing and gardening. She was known for her “green thumb” and spunky disposition. She is survived by four daughters: Genevieve N. (Bill) Mills of Knoxville, PA, Kathleen A. (Rich Clark) Hostetter of Corning, NY, Lisa M. Smith of Lakeville, NY, Theresa M. Smith of Howard, NY and four sons: Morris F. (Charlotte Hallett ) Smith of Beaver Dams, NY, Michael J. (Janet) Smith of Savona, NY, Harold E. Smith of Bloomsburg, PA, Gerald T. (Chris Taft) Smith of Bath, NY. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren and one sister, Beatrice Mills of Georgia. Also several nieces and nephews. It has been Michael’s privilege to take care of his mother, Fran over the past several years. There will be a private burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA at the convenience of the family. The family asks that memorial donations be given in Frances’s name to the: American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 022417005 or to the American Lung Association-Finger Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements under direction of Carpenter’s Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning. Frances M. Barnes, 73 of Bath, NY, died Thursday, April 12, 2012 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born December 31, 1938 in Hornby, NY, she was the daughter of the late Truman A. and late Genevieve (Rumsey) Robbins. Fran worked as a homemaker raising eight children. She was a lover of animals and country music. She especially enjoyed being outdoors: camping, fishing and gardening. She was known for her “green thumb” and spunky disposition. She is survived by four daughters: Genevieve N. (Bill) Mills of Knoxville, PA, Kathleen A. (Rich Clark) Hostetter of Corning, NY, Lisa M. Smith of Lakeville, NY, Theresa M. Smith of Howard, NY and four sons: Morris F. (Charlotte Hallett ) Smith of Beaver Dams, NY, Michael J. (Janet) Smith of Savona, NY, Harold E. Smith of Bloomsburg, PA, Gerald T. (Chris Taft) Smith of Bath, NY. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren and one sister, Beatrice Mills of Georgia. Also several nieces and nephews. It has been Michael’s privilege to take care of his mother, Fran over the past several years. There will be a private burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA at the convenience of the family. The family asks that memorial donations be given in Frances’s name to the: American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 022417005 or to the American Lung Association-Finger Lakes Region, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements under direction of Carpenter’s Funeral Home LLC, 14 E. Pulteney St. in Corning.  Corning Leader – April 16, 2012

 

ROBBINS Huldah A. Rumsey

(Mrs. W. H. Rumsey) died Wednesday morning Jan. 7th, 1903 at the age of 67 years at the home of her son, George H. Rumsey in Brookfield.  She had been ill for about four weeks.  She was a resident of Westfield boro and a very kind woman and good to the poor and needy and always had a kind word for everybody.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and loved her Saviour in whom she trusted and longed for the time to come to be at rest.  She was a great sufferer and was sick a long time, dying peacefully just like dropping off to sleep.  She left two children, two grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters.  The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Friday at eleven o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Clough, interment in the Fairview Cemetery.  –Griffin Scrapbook

 

ROCHE William J.
Age 93, of Elkland, PA, died July 12, 2010 at Collins Personal Care Home, Elkland, PA. He was born April 29, 1917 in Geneva, NY, the son of William and Blanche Lathrop Roche. He was an Elder and past Clerk of Session at the Osceola Presbyterian Church, where he had been a member for 64 years; Member and Past Member of Osceola Lodge #421 F & AM; Coudersport Consistory; member and past Commander of the American Legion Post #428; and was a letter carrier for the US Postal Service for over 20 years. He served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by sisters, Ada (Harold) Rosentreter of Rochester, Elizabeth Schneider of Rochester; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith in 1987. There will be no prior calling hours. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 17, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Rev. Dorothy Densmore will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to: Laurel Home/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 14, 2010

ROOT, Raymond W. Age 80, of RD2, Wellsboro, Pa., Friday, April 28, 1972 at Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Saturday and Sunday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Monday at 1:30 pm., the Rev. Gordon E. Abrams. Burial Fairview Cemetery. Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mary Warren of Middlebury Center, Pa., Mrs. Erma Clees of RD4, Wellsboro, Mrs. Alberta Woodward of Elkland; sons, Richard of Streeter, Ill., Robert f Hilton, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Bertha Button of RD4, Wellsboro, 34 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Root was a retired farmer.

SAHRLE - Duane Rowe Sahrle, 62, of Granite Falls, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Frye Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, N.Y. and was employed as a photographer in Granite Falls. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy during Vietnam. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Susan Manley Sahrle, at home; son, Mitchell Mather of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Roger Sahrle of Rochester, N.Y., Edward Sahrle of Woodhull, N.Y.; three sisters, Charlene Cass and Sandra Caffio, both of Elkland, Pa., Sonya Reeder of Rochester, N.Y. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, the Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa. - Corning Leader, 7 May 2008

SAHRLE Duane Rowe
Mr. Duane Rowe Sahrle, 62, of Granite Falls, NC, died suddenly Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory, NC. He was born December 12, 1945 in Osceola, PA to the late Carl Sahrle and Virginia Sahrle. In 1963 he moved to Rochester, NY where he worked for Eastman Kodak Co., 29 years, retiring in 1992. He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving 4 years in the Navy. After retiring he moved to Granite Falls, NC. In Granite Falls he worked part-time for a marina and later for a photographer. Mr. Sahrle was raised in the Methodist Church. The past few years he has enjoyed his retirement with his wife. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eric; and a sister, Dawn. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Susan Manley Sahrle of the home; his son, Mitchell Mather and wife, Debra of Denver, Colorado; two grandsons, Christopher and Shawn Mather of Denver, Colorado; two brothers, Roger Sahrle and wife, Mary of Rochester, NY and Edward Sahrle and wife, Roberta of Woodhull, NY; three sisters, Charlene Cass, and Sandra Caffo and husband, Tom, all of Elkland, PA, and Sonya Reeder and husband, Richard of Rochester, NY; a sister-in-law, Donna Sahrle of Honeoye Falls, NY; brothers-in-law, Donald Manley and wife, Toni of Indiana and Robert Lyon of Osceola, PA; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 8:00 p.m. Rev. Dorothy Densmore, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA 16942.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2008.

SCHOONOVER WALTER VERNON
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, October 8, 1953
Walter Vernon Schoonover of Osceola, died Sunday at the age of 74.  He was born in Austinburg, July 4, 1879, the son of Job and Marilla Rude Schoonover.  His occupation was a mill wright.  He is survived by two sons, Walter of Tioga, and J. D. Schoonover of Lindley;  three daughters,  Mrs Virginia Case of Osceola;  Mrs Onolee Holden of Corning and Mrs Phyllis Jones of Richmond, VA;  one sister, Rilla LeBar of Rochester;  14 grandchildren and one gr-grandchild.  Funeral services and burial were held yesterday in Osceola with the Rev. Gerald W. Welbourn of Osceola officiating.

 

SEELEY – There is a Seeley death listed in this newspaper, but it is not legible.  I was only able to pick out a few words.  The last sentence said that he was taken to Osceola for interment.  Sorry!  Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919

 

SEELEY Mrs. Gertrude S. Strang
Westfield, Pa.  Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Seeley Strang, 65, were held at her late home on East Main Street Wednesday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. Webb Ayres, pastor of the Methodist church officiated.  Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery. She was the widow of the late Attorney H. B. Strang who died about three years ago. Those attending the funeral were her sister, Mrs. Robert C. Albee, Sr., Mrs. F. P. Taylor, Mrs. Inez Lord, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Albee, Jr., all of Elmira, N.Y.; Mrs. E. R. Osborn if Kenmore, N.Y. and Mrs. Walter Peake of Carry, Pa.

 

Fred C. SEELEY
Elkland, Pa – Fred Coates Seeley, 70, died at the Blossburg State Hospital, Thursday following an extended illness.  Mr. Seeley was born in Knoxville, May 5, 1878, the son of Joe and Myra Coates Seeley.  Survivors include on brother, merle of Osceola.  Burial will take place Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Fairview Cemetery.  Please omit flowers. (From Kathy Sarber)

 

SEELEY James H. – James H. Seely died August 19, at his home in Farmington, Tioga county, Pa., at the age of 75 years and 4 months.  He was born April 17, 1844, in Farmington, where he had lived most of his life.  His parents were Geo. G. and Julia Morris Seely.  There were four brothers and one sister of the family of children.  The sister, Mrs. Mariah VanDusen, of Osceola, survives, she being the mother of J.D. VanDusen, our neighbor.  He married Miss Annah E. Clark June 13, 1869, and commence housekeeping in their present home 50 years ago.  To them were born two daughters, Minnie B., deceased, and Phebe A., wife of Deacon Ernest D. Rice, of East Chatham.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Phebe A. Rice, and three granddaughters.  He enlisted in the civil war in Co. H, 207th Pa. Vols., and served with honor from August, 1864, to the following June, when the company was mustered out.  While there the exposure and privation impaired his health.  Early in life he made a confession of faith in Christ, uniting with the Baptist church.  Many relatives and friends gathered in toke of remembrance and tribute of respect to the deceased, and to express comfort and sympathy to the “companion” of these many years of wedlock and kindred of the home ties.  The services were held Friday at 2 o’clock at the home, conducted by Rev. L.D. Eveland, assisted by Rev. H.H. Reann.  Then he was affectionately laid to rest in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery at Butler Hill by undertaker A. W. Kear, of Keeneyville to await a summons of resurrection which we believe shall come to all. – L.C.E.  – Wellsboro Agitator, 27 August 1919.

 

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Age 104, of 204 Holden St., Osceola, PA, where she resided for over 80 yrs., died at her home April 29, 2009 after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1904 in Osceola, PA, the daughter of Samuel A. and Betsy P. Tubbs Seely. She was born and lived her childhood on the Seely farm on Norway Ridge Road. She graduated from Elkland High School in 1923 and Mansfield Normal School in 1925. She taught school for over 17 years until taking over her father's feed business which she operated until the late 80's. She was an active member of the Osceola United Methodist Church and played the piano for many events and family gatherings. She was a very unselfish, independent, hardworking person and a devoted mother, wife, homemaker and caregiver. She is survived by grandnieces, Dianna Green and Bonnitta Seely; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, great-grandnieces and nephews and great-great-grandnieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Church in 1991, whom she married June 4, 1928; brothers, Rexford (Bud) Seely, Allen (Jud) Seely; sister, Beryl Cummings. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 12:00 p.m., Pastor Sharon Kent offc. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2009

 

SHEEN Donald H.

age 98, of W. River St., Elkland, PA died on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at his home. Born July 27, 1915 in Knoxville, PA he was the son of the late John and Etta Gleason Sheen. He married Helen V. Snyder in 1936; she died on March 1, 2013. Don served in the US Navy. He owned and operated Sheen’s Department Store for 45 years and was a member of the Elkland United Methodist Church for over 70 years. Donald is survived by his three grandchildren, Andrew Sheen of Little Rock, AR, Karen (Samuel) Gabel Ruggieri of Glenside, PA and Jennifer (Matthew) Sheen Charlesworth of Asheboro, NC; three great grandchildren, Brian Stewart and Lily and Gavin Charlesworth; his daughter in law, Candy Whitling Sheen of Pine City, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Helen he was preceded in death by his son, Donald Richard “Dick” Sheen in 1991 and his daughter, Jeanette Gabel on July 17, 2013. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Saturday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, 2:00 PM at the Elkland United Methodist Church, 120 Buffalo St., with Pastor Sandra Hemker and Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 73, Elkland, PA 16920 or to the Valley Community Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA 16942.  Wellsboro Gazette – September 13, 2013

 

SHEEN Helen Jeanette (Sheen) Gabel

74, of Albion, N.Y. died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Williamsport General Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1938 in Elkland, she is the daughter of Donald H. and Helen V. (Snyder) Sheen.  Jeanette married Glenn Gabel. He preceded her in death in 1981.  She is a retired music teacher from Albion Middle School and a member and choir director of the Barre Center Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her father, Donald Sheen, Elkland; her daughter, Karen (Samuel) Ruggieri, Glenside, Pa.; a grandson, Brian Stewart, Clayton, Del.; her sister-in-law, Ella "Candy" Whitling Sheen, Pine City, N.Y.; a nephew, Andrew Sheen, Schenectady, N.Y.; a niece, Jennifer (Matthew) Sheen Charlesworth, Asheboro, N.C.; a great niece and great nephew, Lily and Gavin Charlesworth.  In addition to her husband, Glenn, she was preceded in death by her mother, Helen, in March 2013, and her brother, Donald Richard "Dick" Sheen, in 1991.  Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Elkland United Methodist Church, 120 Buffalo Street, with Pastor Sandra Hemker and Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 73, Elkland, Pa. 16920. Wellsboro Gazette – July 18, 2013

 

Eddie K. SHORT

48, of Academy Corners, died at his home, March 9, 1946.  He was a lifelong resident of the Cowanesque Valley.  Besides his farm work, he had worked in Elmira, N.Y. on the Flood Control Project, also on two of the Housing Projects and did carpenter work on different farms.  He had also worked in the Westfield Tannery as a carpenter and mechanic. Funeral services were held, Wednesday March 13 at the home with the Rev. Engler and Rev. Frank Russell officiating.  The bearers were Allie Hackett, Charles Wells Sr., Charles Wells Jr., Francis Sprague, Clyde Beard and Carlton Gleason.  He is survived by his wife Ruth, children, Lillian, Edward and Kenneth, a sister Mrs. Anna Hackett of Knoxville, RD.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa.

 

RICHARD M. SNYDER age 80 of 20 Hilton Ave., Smethport, PA, formerly of Elkland, PA, Sunday, April 13, 1986 at SenaKean Manor, Smethport, PA.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Susan Staybaugh and Rev. Thomas F. Bronson officiating.  Burial Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA.  He is survived by a daughter, Gail L. McBride of Smethport, PA; granddaughters, Mrs. Michael (Lynn) Burford of Houston, TX, Sherri McBride of State College, PA, Carol McBride of Rockville, MD; a great-grandson, Jonathan Burford of Houston, TX; a sister, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Sheen of Elkland, PA; brothers, Alan J. Snyder of Pittsford, NY and Clark William Snyder of Elmira Heights, NY.  He was a Refrigeration Serviceman.  He was born April 27, 1095 in Harrison Valley, PA, the son of Andrew and Nellie Manning Snyder.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/1986

 

SLOCUM Donald J Funeral card:

IN MEMORY OF - Donald J. Slocum

DATE OF BIRTH – November 27, 1960

DATE OF DEATH - January 2, 1998

PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE

Kenyon Funeral Home Inc.

January 5, 1998 – Monday 12:00 Pm.

OFFICIATING – Rev. Robert Goodrich

PLACE OF INTERMENT - Fairview Cemetery

ARRANGEMENTS BY:  Kenyon Funeral Home Inc.

 

SLOCUM John E. Slocum Sr.  

ELKLAND, Pa.      John Edward Slocum Sr., 44  of Elkland, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1986 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born Aug. 20 1941 in Osceola, son of Raymond and Priscilla Margraff Slocum.  He was employed as a truck driver.  Surviving are his wife, the former Diane Thompson; a son, John E. Slocum Jr. of Elkland; four daughters, Virginia McCaig of Addison, Deborah, Dianna and Carol, all at home; four grandchildren; two brothers, Kent Slocum of England and Michael Slocum of Alabama; a sister, Eris Troy of Florida; nieces, nephews and cousins.   Calling hours at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.  Services will be there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Robert Goodrich officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.    (Richard wrote 2-4-86 on this one.)

 

Willard T. SPENCER
WELLSBORO, PA. | Willard T. Spencer, 84, of Riverside Manor, Westfield, formerly of Osceola, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004 at the Green Home Inc. He was employed with the Elkland Leather Company with more than 30 years of service and as a security officer for Colton Point and Leonard Harrison State Parks.  Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen Spencer; two sons, Charley Spencer and Alvin Spencer, both of Westfield; a daughter, Peggy Bacon of Westfield; a sister, Joyce Baker of Knoxville; a brother, Fred Spencer of Collinsville, Ill. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Friday at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m., Friday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.

STEVENS HIRAM
Wellsboro Agitator – May 18, 1904
Death of Mr. Hiram Stevens.  Mr. Hiram Stevens, who has always been a resident of Osceola and Elkland, died at his home in Elkland last week, Tuesday evening at 3:45 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Stevens was 78 years old and is survived by a wife and four children: Eugene, of  Cleveland; Mrs. Jennie Landon of Binghamton; Mrs. Carrie Case of Knoxville, and Chester, of Elkland. The funeral was held from the house Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment in Fairview cemetery.

STEWART Lena L
Lena L. Northup, 89, of Westfield RR4, formerly of Knoxville, died Thursday, April 15, 1993 at Soldiers & Sailors Mem. Hospital, Wellsboro, Tioga, PA. Born Nov. 21, 1903 in Troupsburg, NY.  Dau. of Peter and Lillie Cook Stewart.  Husband, Clarence Northup preceded her in death in 1979; also 3 brothers: Floyd, Adelbert and Robert Stewart, and one sister, Lillian Angela.  Burial on April 18 at Fairview Cemetery, Osceola

STODDARD - DOAN
Eva E. Age 95, of Copley St., Elmira, formerly of Osceola, PA, diedJune 19, 2005 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born August 17, 1909 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Leon and Elizabeth Wolverton Stoddard. She was a member of Knoxville Chapter #328, and reached two milestones this year that few of us achieve. She was a 70-year member of the Eastern Star and 95 years young. She had one brother, Lee, who owned and was editor of the Elkland Journal. Eva graduated from Elkland High School in 1926. She married Hugh Doan, who was head of maintenance in the tannery. Eva joined Elkland Chapter #134 January 10, 1934 and served as Worthy Matron in 1940. During her year, Districts 11 and 12 had their District Meeting together in Coudersport. The Chapter enjoyed a Christmas and Mother's Day Party, distributed 13 Christmas baskets to the needy, and five members were added to the roll. She served as secretary from 1954 to 1959 besides holding other offices throughout the years. She belonged to the Osceola Presbyterian Church since 1936 and was their oldest member and the member with the most years of service. She served as an elder and treasurer for many years. As in every other organization she belonged to, whenever there was a job to be done, Eva was there working, whether planning a shower for a bride or a new baby, or putting on a big dinner. In 1958 Eva joined the Cowanesque Valley Garden Club and held the office of president in 1977-78-79. She was still a supporting member of this group even though she recently resided with her daughter in Elmira. Eva was active in the Tioga County Republican women's group, the Fireman's Auxiliary, the DAR, and was the Osceola representative on the board of the Elkland Area Community Library. For many years Eva was a tax collector and the township secretary of Osceola. She clerked in several Elkland stores and worked for the Elkland Journal handling the front desk, the subscription list, and as linotype operator. Eva has donated many beautiful crochet and knitted sweaters, lap robes, afghans, and slippers for area housing shelters, nursing homes, hospitals, and veterans' organizations. In spite of her vision problem, she continued to make afghans and lap robes for others. She is survived by daughter, Wanda Stebbins, Elmira; granddaughter, Debra and Gerald Andress, New Market, AL; great-granddaughter, Kathryn Andress, New Market, AL; nephew, Joseph and Lisa Stoddard, Elkland, PA; nieces, Deborah Watkins, Elkland, PA, Patricia Marzo, Elkland, PA, Kathleen Giantomasi, Elkland, PA; several grandnieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Osceola Presbyterian Church Thursday, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 p.m., Pastor Deborah Watkins officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Public or School Library of the donor's choice. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.

Michelle R. Sutley, five-week-old daughter of Howard and Martha Rouse Sutley, of Middlebury Center, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 1, 1972. She was born in Wellsboro on February 25, 1972. Surviving in addition to her parents are grandmothers, Mrs. Dorothy Rouse, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Marian Ackerman, of Ithaca, NY. The funeral was held on Tuesday at Kuhl and Sprink’s, 126 Main Street. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Shrawder, pastor of the Keeneyville Methodist Church officiated.

Benedict J. TAFT
OSCEOLA, Pa   Benedict J. Taft died suddenly at his home while mowing his lawn, Monday.  He was 73 years of age.  He had resided in Osceola many years and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.Mr. Taft was born in Freeman, a son of Orin and Mary J. Hoaglin Taft. He is survived by his widow Amanda R. Taft, one son Frank Taft of Osceola, R.D., one daughter, Miss Mildred Taft of Wingate, two sisters, Mrs. Nellie George and Mrs. Mae Carr of Osceola; one brother, Charles Taft of Genesee. Funeral services will be held from his late home Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Frank Russell of Elkland officiating.  Burial will be in the Osceola Cemetery.The Griggs Funeral Home in Knoxville is in charge of the arrangements.

TAFT BEULAH
Mrs. Beulah Ludlam
Osceola – Mrs. Beulah Louise Ludlam, 61, Osceola, died at her home Saturday morning, October 11, 1947.  Surviving are her husband, Lee; daughters, Mrs. Virginia Sahrle, Hulda, Bernice and Beulah and sons, Louis and Douglas, all of Osceola; and Quentin in the armed forces.  Funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home.  Burial was made at Fairview cemetery.

TAFT Isaac C
Former Resident of Knoxville diedIsaac Taft died at his home in Osceola Tuesday, January 20th, of an apoplectic shock.  He had suffered several slight shocks during the past few weeks.  Mr. Taft is survived by his widow, Effie Masten Taft, and two daughters, Mrs. Win Croft, of Osceola, and Mrs. Fred Weeks, of Endicott, N.Y.  The deceased was for years at resident of this place and was highly respected, and his many friends here were saddened to hear of his death.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home in Osceola, Rev. W. E. Ruch, of the Presbyterian church, officiating.  Burial was in Osceola cemetery and the services there were conducted by Knoxville Lodge I.O.O.F., No. 271, of which Mr. Taft was a member.  ~1931 written on article

TAFT Isaac
Wellsboro Agitator - January 28, 1931
Isaac Taft died at his home in Osceola January 20, of apoplexy.  He is survived by his widow, Effie Masten Taft, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Weeks, of Endicott, N.Y.  Mrs. Weeks has been assisting in the care of her father for several weeks past.  The deceased was for years a resident of Westfield and highly esteemed.

 

TAYLOR Benjamin F

Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, April 25, 1934

Osceola, April 24 - The funeral of Benjamin F. Taylor , aged 81 years, was held at the home of S. E. Baker, Friday afternoon; burial in Fairview cemetery.  Mr. Taylor died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Jackson, Cortland, N.Y.  He was a resident of Osceola for many years and highly esteemed by all who knew him.  He is survived by one daughter,  Mrs. Nellie Jackson, of Cortland, N.Y.  Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were:  Mrs. Nellie Jackson, of Cortland, ; Mr. and Mrs. John Kellar and son, of Harrisburg, and Andrew Baker of Waverly. 

 

TAYLOR Charlotte R
Westfield Free Press – Thursday, November 20, 1902
Mrs. Charlotte Hoyt, widow of the late I. G. Hoyt, died Monday evening, Nov. 17.  Her funeral will be held at the home Thursday at one o’clock. [Charlotte R. Taylor, daughter of Philip and Sally RYON Taylor]

 

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Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, November 26, 1902
Death of Mrs. I. G. Hoyt
Mrs. Charlotte R. Hoyt, aged 72, the widow of the well-known musical instructor, Prof. I. G. Hoyt, for eight years a member of the Mansfield Normal School faulty, died on the 17 instant of cancer of the liver in Osceola where most of her life was spent and where she was very highly esteemed. Her fatal illness first became noticeable about 2 months ago, previous to which time sickness was almost unknown to her. Mrs. Hoyt was a daughter of Colonel Philip Taylor, a pioneer settler in the Cowanesque Valley. Her marriage to Professor Hoyt, who died seven years ago, was solemnized in 1859 The couple had no children, but they are survived by an adopted daughter, Leah, the wife of Mr. Ford Bosworth, of Wyalusing, Bradford Co. Mrs. Hoyt is survived also by 2 brothers and 4 sisters: Captain CR Taylor and Mr. Hiram Taylor, both of Osceola; Mrs. Parmelia Wass of Knoxville; Mrs. Susan Payne of Wellsburg, NY and Mrs. Polly Stoddard and Mrs. Helen Smith both of Osceola.

TAYLOR ELIZA
MRS. HARRY GLEASON
Eliza (Taylor) Gleason, wife of Harry Gleason, of Osceola township, Pa., whose death we mentioned in the COURIER two weeks ago, died on Monday, February 9, 1920, at the home of her parents, Mr., and Mrs. George Taylor, near Monterey, N. Y., where she had gone to care for her mother who was sick. Mrs. Taylor was taken sick the Tuesday before her death and her illness developed into pneumonia. She was not thought dangerously ill until a day or thereabouts before her death. He husband was notified of her serious illness on Sunday, the day before she died, and was at the depot in Elkland Monday morning  to take the early train to Monterey when he received a dispatch of the death of Mrs. Taylor, that morning. On the afternoon train he and his brother, J.P. Gleason, went to Monterey and arrived at the home with the body on the noon train Wednesday.  Funeral services were held the following day, Thursday, February 12, from the home and the interment was in the cemetery at Osceola, Pa.     Mrs. Gleason was born July 2, 1884, in Chatham. She married Harry Gleason March 26, 1909, and they followed farming since married except for two years that they resided in Knoxville, where Harry was associated with his brother, J. P. Gleason in the garage  business and auto livery, They had no children. Besides her husband, Mrs. Gleason is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Taylor of Monterey, N. Y., and one sister, Jennie, wife of Thomas Warren, of  Corning, N. Y. Mrs. Gleason was a young woman with  whom all who became associated  she became lasting friends, and her death coming so suddenly and to one who was apparently in good health, is not only a sad blow to her husband, parents, and sister but to everyone who knew her and learned to appreciate her as a true woman in he walks in life.

TAYLOR Frank Philip
Wellsboro Agitator - March 17, 1937
Frank Philip Taylor, aged 65 years, for many years cashier of the Farmers & Traders Bank of Westfield, died in an Elmira hospital Thursday, after a brief illness. Mr. Taylor had been connected with Westfield banking since 1892, 'when he removed there from Osceola to join the former Tucker & Seely Bank, remaining with the institution when it was reorganized into the Farmers & Traders Bank.  He was born in Osceola, the son Capt. Charles and Stella Seely Taylor, and learned banking under his uncle Frank J. Seely in Osceola. Mr. Taylor was a member of the Westfield Masonic Lodge and the Coudersport Consistory. The funeral was held Sunday, burial in Osceola.

TAYLOR Polly
Wellsboro Agitator - November 11, 1903
--Mrs. Polly Stoddard, aged 76, wife of Jeremiah Stoddard and one of the best known residents along the Cowanesque, died on Oct. 30th in Elkland, at the home of her son, Charles, where she had resided for two months preceding her death.  Most of her life was spent in Osceola.  She was a daughter of Philip Taylor, of that borough and a granddaughter of Captain Ebenezer Taylor, of Osceola, who was a pioneer settler on the Cowanesque and who served in the War of 1812.  The deceased had been an invalid for about 30 years, but showed Christian fortitude in her sufferings.  Besides the son named she is survived by another son, Wallace P. Stoddard, of Penn Yan, N.Y.

THOMAS EDWARD
Wellsboro Agitator – August 16, 1933
Edward Thomas, aged 63 years, died at his home on the Lewis farm below Academy Corners, Saturday afternoon.  He is survived by his widow; daughter, Mrs. E. Jacobsen; one grandson, Rodney Jacobsen, and two brothers, Wiliam, of Tompkins, Pa., and Lafayette, of Addison Hill, N.Y.

THOMAS EDWARD
Wellsboro Agitator – August 23, 1933
The funeral of Edward Thomas was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed, Jacobson, at Osceola, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. M. E. Ruch, pastor ef the Presbyterian church, officiated; burial in Fairview cemetery at Osceola.  Mr. Thomas is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Jacobson; a grandson, Rodney Jacobson; one sister, Mrs. Charles Terrill, of Elkland, and two brothers William, of Tompkins, and Lafayette, of
Addison Hill.

TORREY –SARA E. ELLIOTT age 81 of Osceola, Penna., Saturday, June 30, 1973 at Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Penna.  Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Penna. Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Harry Shoal, burial Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Penna.  Survived by brother, Rev. Frank C. Torrey D.D. of Boca Raton, Florida; nephews, Dr. Edwin Torrey of York, Penna., Charles Torrey of New Iberia, Louisiana, David Torrey of Westchester, Penna.  She was a member of the ..Rest missing.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/2/1973

TRUMBALL - Mrs. Lana Margaret Barber, 79, of Knoxville, PA, died Friday in the Blossburg Hospital. A native of Savona, she was born November 9, 1874, the daughter of Emmons and Frances Gillette Trumball. She is survived by one son, Ferrill Barber of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews. The funeral services were held Monday with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 1954

TUBBS ANN - MRS. ANN VanDusen
Mrs. Ann VanDusen, aged 75 years, 9 months and 16 days, of Osceola, died November 15, at the home of her son, Burr VanDusen, in Farmington. The funeral was held November 17, Rev. W. Ruch officiating; burial in the Osceola cemetery.  The bearers were: Merle Brown, Hugh VanDusen, George VanDusen, Wallace VanDusen, Andrew VanDusen and John Tubbs. Mrs. Ann VanDusen, daughter of George Tubbs and Jane Campbell Tubbs, was born in Osceola, Jan. 29, 1855.  She was married to O.A. VanDusen Nov. 8, 1876, and lived for many years on the farm in Farmington where she died.  In later life she moved to Osceola, where she lived 24 years. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Emma J. Brown, Harry VanDusen and Burr VanDusen; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild,  a sister, Mrs. W.H. Clark, and an adopted sister, Mrs. Jennie Cady. Her youngest son, Ross VanDusen, died in 1924, at the age of 30 years.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church of Osceola, always faithful in all activities of both church and Sunday School, and will be missed by many relatives and friends. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 26, 1930)

TUBBS GEORGE
The Elkland Journal - 12 May 1916 - George Tubbs an aged resident of Briar Hill died 6th of May 1916.  Survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. O. A. Van Dusen and Mrs. William Clark.

Last Rites Tuesday for Lee Smith TUBBS
Osceola – Lee Smith Tubbs died unexpectedly at his home in Osceola, August 4, 1951.  He was born in Osceola Township September 1, 1880.  The son of Samuel and Eunice (Peet) Tubbs. Mr. Tubbs was well known throughout the Cowanesque Valley as an expert carpenter.  He also repaired clocks and watches for many years, being an adept workman in that line.  Survived by wife, Mary Goodrich Tubbs, one son, Hugh of Osceola; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Krise of Knoxville and Mrs. Leonard Perry of Osceola; one grandson, Dennis Lee Tubbs of Osceola; four sisters, Mrs. Addie Brownell and Mrs. Frank Stevens of Osceola, Pa.; Mrs. Charles Hammond, Corning, N.Y. and Mrs. Stucker  Cox, Norfolk, Virginia.Funeral services were held from the family home Tuesday, August 7, at 2 p.m.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.  Rev. G. W. Welbourn officiated. (From Kathy Sarber)

TUTTLE Gene T.
Age 82, of Osceola, PA, died November 11, 2009. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA Friday 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA with Full Military Honors.
Published in Star-Gazette on November 12, 2009

Gene T. Tuttle, 82, of Osceola, died Wednesday, Nov. 11. 2009 at home.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and had been a Leer operator for Corning Inc.  Survivors include four sons, Steve Tuttle and Norman Tuttle, both of Osceola, John Tuttle of Knoxville, and Danny Tuttle of Elkland and three daughters, Wilma Rodgers of Addison, N.Y., Nancy Tuttle of Osceola, and Mary Grosss of Campbell, N.Y.  Calling hours are 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland.  Services will be held there at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, the Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in Fairview Cemetery.  Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.   Corning Leader - November 12, 2009

VanDUSEN - Helen R. Age 86, of Mechanicsburg, PA, died February 17, 2005 at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill. Born August 5, 1918 in Osceola, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Eva (Steadman) VanDusen. She had lived at Messiah Village since 2002. Helen had attended the former Mansfield State Teacher's College. She was a member of Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and taught Sunday school classes; she was also a fifty-year member and Past Matron of the Elkland Chapter #134 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and had volunteered at several local nursing homes for many years. She was a former member of the West Shore Country Club, Camp
Hill. Mrs. Hall was the widow of E. Francis Hall, who diedin 2001. Surviving are a son and his wife, Edwin F. and Kate Hall of Media; a
daughter and her husband, Linda and Bill Blacksmith of Indiana, PA; a sister, Marion McBurnie of Florida; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law,
Col. Joseph and Evelyn Hensby of Ohio. She was known as "Bam" by her five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren that survive her. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in her church. A viewing will be held from 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the East Narthex of the church. Graveside services will be held at noon Monday in the Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Village, 100 Mt. Allen Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, or to the Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, 101 N. 23rd St., Camp Hill, PA 17011.

VANDUSEN Kenneth R.
Age 92, of #110 Campbell Street, Elkland, PA, diedTuesday, May 22, 2007, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born June 20, 1914 in Farmington, Twp., PA, the son of Harry and Pearl Place VanDusen. He was a veteran of the US Army who served in Europe during WWII. He worked for the Elkland Leather Company and he retired after working for many years as the water and sewer plant operator for the borough of Elkland, PA. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Alice Hall VanDusen; great-niece, Jessica Larrison, Elkland, PA; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Friday from 1-2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Pastor Sharon Kent officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elkland Public Library in Kenneth's memory.

 

VanDYKE Rhea Preston – Elkland, May 1 – Mrs. Otis Preston died Monday night at the Sayre hospital, where she had gone for treatment.  The body was brought here for burial.  Funeral services were held at the home on Main street Thursday afternoon.  She leaves on son, Samuel William, beside her husband.  Wellsboro  Agitator 7 May 1919.

 

VAN DYKE, Rhena Preston – Rhena M. VanDyke Preston, wife of Otis Preston, of Elkland, died at the Robert Packer hospital in Sayre, Tuesday, ApriL 29, from the effects of an operation for goiter.  Mrs. Preston was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. VanDyke of Corning, and was born at Nelson, August 27, 1888.  Besides her parents she is survived by her husband and little son, Samuel William, of Elkland; three brothers, Wiley and Daniel VanDyke of Corning; Grant VanDyke, of Emporium, and one sister, Mary of Emporium.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at one o’clock conducted by the Elkland Rebekahs, Rev. S.D. Angel officiating; interment in Fairview cemetery at Osceola.  Wellsboro Agitator 7 May 1919.

 

VanSKIVER Theodore A. VanSkiver

Age 66 of  66 Campbrook Rd., Osceola, PA. died March 15, 2012 at his home.  He was born Oct. 1, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA. the son of Terry and Evelyn Collins VanSkiver. He was  a member of the Knoxville-Deerfield Vol. Fire Co., PA. and Tioga Co. Fire Police Assn., and was a PA. State Constable. He was a veteran of the US. Army.  He is survived by - wife – Sandra; Sons – Theodore “Teddy”(Victoria) VanSkiver, Osceola, PA; Tracy VanSkiver, Addison, NY; Alan (Merry) VanSkiver, Addison, NY; Daughters – Loretta VanSkiver, North Carolina;  ina VanSkiver, Lindley, NY.;  11 grandchildren; 4  great grandchildren He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister.  Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Monday 12:00 to 2:00 pm  where funeral services will be conducted following calling hours at 2:00 pm.  Rev. Robert Goodrich, officiating.  Burial will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola.  Memorial donations may be made to help with expenses.  Funeral home obituary  – March 20, 2012

 

WAGNER Kathryn M. Bertsche
91, of Middlebury Center, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Broad Acres. She was the wife of the late Eugene W. Bertsche who died in 1964. Kathryn was born April 4, 1919, in Holiday, the daughter of the late George and Florence Hotchkiss Wagner. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and had formerly worked for the Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, N.Y. Kathryn was a member of the Holiday Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Holiday. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Leona Bertsche of Middlebury Ctr.; daughter, Florence Martino of Wellsboro; brothers and sister-in-law, Leonard Wagner of Middlebury Center, Lyle and Ardyth Wagner of Middlebury Center; sister, Clara Hill of Wellsboro; sister-in-law, Joie Wagner of Middlebury Center; grandchildren, Karen (Justin) Emery, Jennifer Bertsche, Kristina Martino, Jonathan Martino; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister, Mildred Miller and brothers, Charles, Gordon, Kenneth and Rev. Gerald Wagner.  Friends and family are invited to Kathryn's Life Celebration on Friday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home,"139 Main St., Wellsboro, and Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m.. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Holiday, PA. Funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette - December 9, 2010

WASS HARRIETT M
Wellsboro Agitator – March 12, 1941
Mrs. Harriett M. Bosard, aged 78 years, died at her home at Gvavel Bank, Deerfleld township, March 5, after a long illness. She was born in Chatham Jan.3, 1864, daughter of George and Jane Faulkner Wass. She was the widow of Kurt Bosard, who died many years ago.  {Funeral services were held Saturday at the Griggs Funeral Home in Knoxville, Rev. A. H. Owens officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery at Osceola.

WATERS Jeffrey S. Sr.
Age 49, of 913 Tubbs Road, Osceola, PA, diedMonday, February 4, 2008, at his residence. He was born August 12, 1958 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Jack Waters and Marilyn Nelson Taylor. He was a 1977 graduate of Elkland Area High School and the Shop Steward at Dresser-Rand where he has been employed for 30 years. He was a member of the NRA, Elkland Moose Lodge #746, and lifetime member of the Case Knife Collectors Club. Jeff loved and breathed hunting, fishing, four wheeling, the outdoors, his Gold Wing motorcycle, his special friends, his camp and his family. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mary Gee Waters, whom he married on September 4, 1982; son, Jeffrey at home; mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Richard Taylor, Addison, NY; father and stepmother, Jack and Ruth Waters, Woodhull, NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Peg Gee, Osceola, PA; brothers and families, Greg (wife, Tammy and Misty), Fair Grove, MO, Jason (wife, Nisha, Joshua and Pria) Waters, Simsbury, CT; sister and family, Teresa (husband, Tom, Matt and Lindsay) Crist, Williamsport, PA; sister-in-law and family, Deb (husband, Joe, Steph and Joey) Lee, Knoxville, PA; brother-in-law and family, Bud (wife, Shirley, Bobby and Amy) Gee, Osceola, PA; special grandparents, Bill and Ruth McIntosh, Woodhull, NY. He was preceded in death by his beloved dog, Cindy; Grandpa and Grandma Nelson and Grandpa and Grandma Waters. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn. and the Cowanesque Valley Rod & Gun Club in Jeff's memory.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/6/2008.

WESTBROOK - MRS. JOSEPH P. BORDEN
 Mrs. Erna W. Borden, 73, wife of Joseph P. Borden of Crooked Creek, Tioga County, died Friday, March 1, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Tioga County on Oct. 11, 1900, a daughter of Roy and Kate White Westbrook. Mrs. Borden was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church. She and her husband were married Feb. 26, 1919, in Jersey Shore. Mrs. Borden was a member and past matron of the Tioga Chapter 160, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Carpenter, and a son, Joseph R., both of Crooked Creek, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon in the church.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. The Rev. James L. Snyder, her pastor, officiated. Memorials may be made to the North Central Pennsylvania Heart Association.

WHEATCRAFT - Mrs. Ermyne W. Odle, 38, of Elkland, Pa.  Unexpectedly Thursday, Mar. 12, 1953.  Mrs. Odle was a member of the Elkland Methodist Church and of the Auxiliary to the American Legion of Elkland.  Survived by husband, Preston Odle; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wheatcraft of Woodhull; brothers. Lyle Wheatcraft of Cameron Mills; Earl Wheatcraft of Woodhull and Arthur Wheatcraft of Jacksonville, Fla.  Funeral Tuesday at the Elkland Methodist Church.  The Rev. Glenn T. Moore.  Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa.

WHEATON - GEE, Ileane G.
Age 88, of 103 East Washington Avenue, Elmira, NY, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA, diedMonday, January 12, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 4, 1920 in Harrison Valley, PA, the daughter of Alonzo and Edna Bechorn Wheaton. She was a homemaker. Ileane was a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church, Knoxville V.F.W. #6753 and Elkland Moose Lodge #746. She is survived by her daughters, Shelva Carl, Big Flats, NY, Gloria (Lee) Kelsey, Elmira, NY, Faith Moffe, Elmira, NY; 12 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Lois Wheaton, Westfield, PA, Lenarda Wheaton, Bradford, NY, Winifred Wheaton, Elmira Heights, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by James B. Gee; sons-in-law, Frank Carl and Patrick Moffe Jr.; and 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 South Main Street, Elmira, NY, Wednesday from 1-2:00 p.m., where Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Pastors Gary Mammarello and Edward Crandall officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Farmington Twp., PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in Ileane's memory. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/13/2009

The Wellsboro Agitator, November 18, 1903
WHITAKER - Nearly 100 Years Old - Mrs. Hannah C. Bowen, in her 94th year, the widow of Mr. Benjamin S. Bowen and the mother of Mr. B.F. Bowen of Wellsboro and ex-Register and Recorder George C. Bowen, died of peritonitis on Thursday in Osceola at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah M. Heggie. Mrs. Bowen was a daughter of one of the earliest settlers in Tioga county and she had many interesting memories of pioneer life in the Cowanesque valley. Her father was Jabez Whitaker, a citizen of Rhode Island, which State he left to locate in this county. Her brother, John C. Whitaker, was one of the leading physicians of Tioga county. Mrs. Bowen survived her husband by 14 years. Their long married life was spent on his paternal homestead in Deerfield. Ten children were born to them, of whom three survive their mother, in addition to the three whose names appear in the foregoing. The remaining three are: Mr. John Bowen, of Bismarck, North Dakota; Mr. Emmer H. Bowen, of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Mr. William H. Bowen, of Livingston, Montana. Mrs. Bowen’s funeral was held at 2 p.m. on Monday from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Heggie, with whom she had lived the past 13 years, nearly ever since her husband’s death. Rev. N.L. Reynolds, of Wellsboro, a friend of Mrs. Bowen and her family for more than 50 years, officiated, assisted by Rev. W.H. Henderson, the Methodist pastor in Osceola. Four sons of the deceased - Messrs. George C. Bowen, B.F. Bowen, Emmer H. Bowen and William H. Bowen - acted as pallbearers.

HENRY WHITNEY age 91 of Tioga, PA, Sunday March 1989 at Broad Acres Nursing home, Wellsboro, PA.  Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral will be held there Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. James Snyder officiating.  Burial Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury Township.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/22/1989

WILSON - Mary (Wilson) (Earl) Heater, age 77, of Covington, PA, diedat her home Friday, June 20th, 2008 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was the wife of Melvin W. Heater. She was born January 5, 1931 in Pontiac, Michigan, a daughter of Lyman and Jeanne (Decker) Wilson. She had been employed at the A & P Plant in Horseheads, NY. Mary enjoyed playing bingo and casino slots, was a bowler for 29 years, an avid baseball fan of the Atlanta Braves, enjoyed Mansfield High School softball, and was an avid fan of her grandchildrens sports activities.  Mary is survived by her husband, Melvin; children and their spouses, Darlene Gray of Athens, PA, Dawn McCartney of Athens, PA, Daniel (Darla) Earl of Sayre, PA, Bonnie (Allen Howe) Reynolds of Owego, NY, Georgia (Danny) Hawken of Elmira, NY, Susan (Bert) Godoy of Vestal, NY, Cindy (Dennis Riddell) Roupp of Randolph, NY, Penny (James) Rockett of Waverly, NY, Lugene (Donald) Chamberlain of Mansfield, PA; brothers, James Wilson of Canton, OH, Edward Wilson of Lodi, NY; two daughters-in-law, Joanne Earl and Sandy Earl; 24 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her former husband and father of her children, Charles Earl in 1988, three children, Kathleen Earl in 1952, Gary Skip Earl in 1996, Charles Earl in 2007, and a grandson, Charles Earl in 1997.  Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 23, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Dr. Morgan Woodworth officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Marys memory to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

WOLLMANN - CRAWFORD Wanda Sue
Age 35, of 6152 Harrington Road, Addison, NY, diedMonday, December 31, 2007, at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born June 19, 1972 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Walter and Verneica Couver Wollmann. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. Wanda formerly worked for Corning Inc. and Crawford's Print Shop. She is survived by her husband, Mark Crawford; daughter, Stephanie Crawford, at home; brothers, Walter (Tanya) Wollmann, OR, Thomas (Sherri) Wollmann, OR, Donald E. (Jan) Wollmann, Charlotte, NC, Donald (Thelma) Wollmann, FL, Charles Stone, Freeman, NY; sisters, Diana Russ, FL, Joyce (Rick) Catherman, Little Marsh, PA, Jo Anne Sims, Culpeper, VA, Elaine (Dale) Short, Mansfield, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorials may be made to the family to help with Wanda's final expenses.

YOUNGS - SNYDER
Belle R. (Youngs) Age 89, of Campbrook Road, Osceola, PA, & Country Terrace, Wellsboro, PA, died December 27, 2005 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, after a brief illness. She was born September 17, 1916 in Davis Station, PA, the daughter of Fred Youngs. Belle was a member of the Osceola Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed traveling and visiting the Senior Citizen Centers in the local area. She worked for many years for the Glove Factory and the Dress Factory in Elkland, PA. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dane and Audrey Snyder, Bradenton, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Diane Nelson, Knoxville, PA; grandchildren, Marc and Audane Steel, Thornton, PA, Keith and Gwen Snyder, Hatfield, PA, Juli Thomas, Quakertown, PA, Debra and Paul Torok, Westfield, PA, Darlene and Dale Wilson, Salisbury, NC; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Milford Youngs, Nichols, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Snyder, in 1978; and brothers, Bert and Kenneth Youngs. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Street, Elkland, PA, Saturday from 1-2 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Memorial may be made to the Osceola Volunteer Fire Department in Belle's memory.


Below this line are women whose real surname is not given in the obit and which I do not know. If you can identify these woman by their own surnames, please let me know and I'll get them in the right alphabetical order.

? Elizabeth Bosard
Wellsboro Agitator - October 14, 1890
Osceola, October 10, 1890 - The remains of Mrs. Arthur F. Bosard, a former resident of this place, who has been residing with her daughter, Mrs. E. E. Bosworth, at Wyalusing, Pa.;  were buried at the cemetery at this place last Tuesday.  The funeral services were held at the residence of Dr. C. H. Bosworth.

? Elizabeth M Bosard
Wellsboro Agitator - August 15, 1900
Osceola, Aug. 14 - Mrs. Elizabeth M. Bosard, widow of the late Mr. Alvers Bosard, passed peacefully away on the morning of August 8th.  Mrs. Bosard was 81 years of age.  The funeral was held from the house on August 10th.  Mrs. Bosard's pastor, Rev. T. C. Easton, being absent from home, Rev. Mr. Robertson, of Knoxville, conducted a very impressive service.

 

? Ruth Lenora Cadogan - Mrs. Ruth Cadogan, of Endicott, N.Y., died at her home in that city May 30.  The remains were taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.L. Ward, of Osceola, where the funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Humphrey, of Rochester, officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 11 June 1919.

 

? Carr – Mrs. Nathan Carr died in the private sanitarium at Punxsutawney Sept. 25.  Her husband died two months ago.  She had gone to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Jackson.  Besides the daughter mentioned, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Segwalt, of Detroit, Mich., one sister, Mrs. H.G. Edwards, of Elmira, and several other relatives.  The remains were brought to Osceola and funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred VanDusen, Rev. Mr. Benjamin officiated; burial in Fairview cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 8 Oct 1919.

 

? MARLATT, Norma N.
Age 69, of 7567, Rt. 49, Osceola, PA, died Sunday, May 9, 2010 at her residence. She was born August 30, 1940. Survived by her husband of 48 years, Frank Marlatt; sons, Michael (Patty) Vedder, Sayre, PA, Stephen (Louise) Vedder, Elmira, NY; sister, Florence Lambertson, Bentley Creek, PA; several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughter, Lynn Johnson and son, Randy Marlatt. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., Elkland, PA 16920. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 11, 2010

 

? Elizabeth “Lizzie” SHEPPERD

76, of Main Street, Osceola, Pa., died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Calling hours are 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland.  Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Saturday, Pastor Theodore Carr officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola, Pa.  Corning Leader – February 16, 2011
 

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