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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Friedens Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga County Pennsylvania 

 

 

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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.

 

SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joyce's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

 

See Friedens Cemetery Listing 2010  

See Friedens Cemetery Listing 1970s

Irvin L. Antes
Irvin L. Antes, age 88 of Liberty RD 1, Penna, died Monday, July 2, 1973, at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Penna.  Arrangements by Maneval Funeral Home, Williamsport.  Funeral services were at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, Penna.  Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Wayne E. Walters officiated, burial was in Friedens Lutheran Church Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Ocy May Temple Antes; sons, Russell and John of Elmira, Watson at home, Howard of Gillett, Penna., and Clifton of Mansfield; daughters, Mrs. Mary Brussler of Hughesville, PA., Mrs. Doris Yocum of Carlisle; brother LeRoy Antes of Winnter, S. Dakota; sister Mrs. Fred Roupp of Williamsport, 20 grandchildren, three great grandchildren.  He was a retired farmer and a life member of the Black Wolf Rod and Gun Club of Liberty RD, Penna.  He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church.

 

ANTES Mary C. Antes Bussler

95, formerly of Montoursville and Hughesville, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Elmcroft Senior Care, where she had been a resident for the past four years.  Born Nov. 8, 1916, in Wood, S.D., but raised in Liberty, she was a daughter of the late Irvin L. and Ocy M. Temple Antes and a descendant of Capt. John Henry Antes. Her husband of 50 years, Chester R. Bussler Sr., preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1992.  Mary was active in Boy Scouts of America. She served over 20 years as a former Cub Scout Den Mother in Hughesville, and various other positions, including Den Mother Trainer, Den Leader Coach, Cub Scout Round Table Instructor. Mary also served on the District Council for the Boy Scouts of America in the West Branch Council. She received several awards and commendations, including the Silver Fawn Award in 1973.  Mary was a graduate of Liberty High School, Class of 1934. She was a member of the Hughesville American Legion Auxiliary since 1960, the Hughesville Flower Club and the Frieden's Lutheran Church.  Surviving are three sons, Chester (Joyce) Bussler of Montoursville, Dean (Sandra) Bussler of Montoursville and Kim (Kay) Bussler of Hughesville; four grandchildren, Brandon Bussler, Jessica (Ryan) Peck, Christy Bussler and Matthew Bussler; one great-granddaughter; two step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris (William) Yocum of Carlisle; three brothers, Watson Antes of Liberty, Clifton (Joan) Antes of Mansfield and Howard (Helen) Antes of Gillett; a sister-in-law, Doris Antes of Elmira, New York; 16 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Frieden's Lutheran Church, Liberty, with the Rev. Carolyn E. Simonds officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

 

ANTES Watson Antes

92, a lifelong resident of Liberty, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, in Valley View Nursing Home, Montoursville.  Born Jan. 13, 1920, on the family farm in Liberty, he was the son of the late Irvin L. and Ocy M. (Temple) Antes.  He was a graduate of Liberty High School. Watson then attended Coyne Electrical School, Chicago, Ill., where he received electrician training and certification in 1938.  A farmer his entire life on the family farm in Liberty, he worked as an electrician until the mid-1940s. Watson drove a school bus for Liberty schools from 1948 to 1958. He also was a dairy farmer until 1980 besides raising registered Black Angus Cattle since 1951 until November 2011. Surviving are a sister, Doris (William) of Carlisle; two brothers, Clifton (Joan) of Mansfield and Howard (Helen) of Gillett; a sister-in-law, Doris Antes of Elmira, N.Y.; as well as 20 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Louis, Russell, John and a sister, Mary Bussler.  A private family service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty. A burial will follow in Friedens Cemetery.  In Watson's memory, memorial contributions may be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930.  Funeral arrangements are in the care of the James C. Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," Williamsport.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – June 18, 2012

 

ARTLEY –EDITH MOYER, Liberty –The funeral will be Wednesday for Edith Moyer of Liberty, who died Saturday, Jan 30, 19999, at Sycamore Manor, Montoursville.  Her husband, Harry Moyer, died in 1985.  She was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Ladies Aid.  Born here on July 2, 1913, she was a daughter of Frank and Carrie Mae Kalmbach Artley.  Surviving are a brother, Miles F. Artley of this city; two sisters, Hazel L. Artley of this city and Phyllis Burke of Tampa, Fla.; three nephews and a niece.  She was predeceased by a brother and two sisters.  The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Salem Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Daniel May officiating.  Burial will take place in the Freidens Lutheran Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.  Arrangements are being handled by Freeberg’s, 120 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

 

ARTLEY – Mrs. Mina Artley Brion, of Liberty, died at her home last Wednesday, June 30, unaware of the death of her son, Franklin A., 51, who died on Monday evening. She was 76. Mrs. Brion, the widow of Edward Brion, is survived by a brother, Miles Artley, and a sister, Mrs. Ida Hartsock, both of Liberty. Double private services were held at the funeral home in Liberty. Burial in Friedens Cemetery. – Wellsboro Gazette, 8 July 1954, p8

 

BASTIAN – Miss Jennie Bastian, 75, died at her home April 2, 1954, following a short illness. She is survived by four sisters, the Misses Maude, Susie, Martha and Mary Bastian all at home. Services were held Tuesday at the residence. The Rev. David Bailey, pastor of the Evangelical United Brethren charge, officiated. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, near Liberty. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 8, 1954, p7

 

BEALS – Wilmer L. Beals, (SRGP 19201) 84, of 214 St. James Street, Mansfield, died Saturday, January 26, 1980 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born June 1, 1895 in Liberty, he was the son of Hiram and Laura Brion Beals. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Mansfield. Surviving are: his wife, the former Sarah Chambers; daughter, Mrs. Janet Douglas of Sarasota, Florida; stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Fraley of Cincinnati, Ohio; stepsons, Melvin Rauscher of Coffeyville, Kansas and John Rausher of Reston, Virginia; sister, Mrs. Jessie Dickinson of Daytona Beach, Florida, and 15 grandchildren. Friends were invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield on Monday, January 28, 1980, from noon until the time of the service at 1 PM. The Reverend David L. Smith officiated. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.

 

BEALS, WILMER L. (SRGP 19201)
Age 84 of 214 St. James St., Mansfield, Saturday, January 26, 1980 at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Monday from noon until the time of the service at 1 pm., Rev. David L. Smith officiating.  Burial in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty, Pa.  Survived by wife, Sarah Cambers; daughter, Mrs. Janet Douglas of Sarasota, Fla., step daughter, Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Fraley of Cincinnati, Oh., step sons, Melvin Rauscher of Coffeyville, Ks., John Rausher of Reston, Va.; sister, Mrs. Jessie Dickinson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 15 grandchildren.  He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church of Mansfield, born June 1, 1895 in Liberty, Pa. the son of Hiram and Laura Brion Beals.

 

BECK Florence E. Schartle

88, of Liberty, died Sunday, April 18, 1954, at her home. She was the widow of William Startle and was a lifelong resident of the Liberty area. She was a member of the Friedens Lutheran Church at Liberty. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Emma White, Bell Plaines, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Liberty with the Rev. David A. Bailey, Liberty, officiating. Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954  (daughter of Jacob and Adeline Fellows Beck. Born Liberty Town or Township 1866.)

 

BENNETT Leola M. Schmouder

79, of Liberty, died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro.  Born on June 12, 1933, in Rome, she was the daughter of Charles and Juanita Bennett. Leola is survived by her husband, Lehman E. Schmouder.  Prior to her retirement, Leola was employed as a seamstress with Wundies. She enjoyed bowling at Maple Lanes in Mansfield, and crocheting.  In addition to her husband, Lehman, Leola is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and David Roupp of Liberty, Sharon and Cody Thomas of Marsh Hill; a brother, William Bennett of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Timothy, Nathan, Angela, Holly; three great-grandchildren, Myla, Colton and Marshall. Leola was predeceased by a sister, Louise Merrill and a brother, Carl Bennett. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 3 p.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Leola's memory to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10001 or Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Burial will be in Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Jackson Township, Liberty.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 9, 2013

 

BLOOM Robert E. Bloom.
The funeral was held Saturday for Robert E. Bloom, age 50, of Ralston, who was killed in an accident at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 1978 when the trailer of a rig separated from the tractor and struck his car on the Powys curve of Route 15.Dr. Earl R. Miller, county coronor, ruled Mr. Bloom died of a massive high impact injuries.Born Nov. 5, 1927, at Lewistown he was a son of James and Christine Openhoff bloom.He was a member of Ralston United Methodist Church.He was employed as a bookkeeper for Faxon Lumber Co.A veteran of World War II, Mr. Bloom was a member of the Robert F. Snyder Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Liberty and a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun club, north of Ralston.Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret A. Riss; two sons, James Charles and William Joseph, both at home two daughters, Mrs. Marie Powers, of Carthage, N.C., and Miss Robin Elaine Bloom, at home; three brothers, John M., of Lewistown, James C., of Dover, N.H., and Harold D., of Port Matilda; four sisters, Mrs. Lena Frohm and Mrs. Christine Watts, both of Lewistown, Mrs. Elizabeth Winters, of Long Island, N.Y. and Mrs. Thomas Glenn, of Brooklyn, N.Y. and two grandchildren.The funeral was held Saturday in Williamsport with the Rev. Richard M. Barner officiating. Burial was in Frieden’s cemetery, Liberty.There was no visitation.

BRANNAKA
Charles C. Brannaka, 84, a resident of the Williamsport Home died Sunday, Dec. 17, 1978. He was born Aug. 1, 1894, at Roaring Branch RD 1, a son of Carl F. and Elizabeth Sechrist Brannaka. Mr. Brannaka was a retired farmer. Surviving are three brothers, William J. and Thomas E., both of Williamsport and Bruce, of Newfield, N.Y.; and one sister, Mrs. Harriet Ridge, of roaring Branch RD 1.  The funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Maneval’s Williamsport, with the Rev. Frederick G. Hasskarl, pastor of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church officiating.
Burial was in Friedan’s Cemetery.

Floyd B. BRION, 71, of Liberty, RD 1, a native of Buttonwood, died Sunday, October 1, 1978, in Soldiers and Sailors memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.Born October 22, 1906, he was a son of W. Francis and Jennie Bastian Brion.Surviving are his wife, the former Sara G. Bailey; three sons, William F., of O’Fallon, Ill., Tom B., of Chugiak, Ala. And Sidney F., of Liberty; three daughters, Mrs. S. Joyce Beaver, of Lewisburg RD 3., Mrs. Rita K. Grimes, of New Columbia RD 1, and Mrs. Sally F. Maneval, of Liberty RD 1; three sisters, Mrs. Leda Mitstifer and Mrs. Clarissa Wheeland, both of Liberty RD and Mrs Margaret Kimble, of Liberty, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.Burial was in the Friedens Cemetery.

 

BRION – Franklin A. Brion, 51, of Liberty, died on Monday evening, June 28, 1954, after several months of illness. He was a member of the Liberty Joint School Board, and devoted considerable time to overseeing construction of the high school, which opened there a year ago. A member of the firm of the B & D Transfer, he operated the Liberty Garage and was president of the Liberty Contracting Company. Mr. Brion was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church. He was a member of Liberty Lodge Knights of Pythias; Bloss Lodge F&AM; the Williamsport Consistory; and the Laurel Hill Game & Forestry Club. He is survived by his wife, Anna, and his mother, Mrs. Mina Artley Brion. Private services will be held Thursday at the funeral home at Liberty. Officiating will be the Rev. Gerald Morehead and the Rev. David Bailey. Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 1 July 1954, p7

 

BRION Henry

Wellsboro Agitator – February 20, 1924

Henry Brion, of Jackson township, Lycoming County, died Saturday evening, leaving to survive him his widow and the following children:  Mrs. Miles Artley, of Liberty; Mrs. Harry Gruver, of Johnson City; Mrs. G. Gordman, of Nordmont, and Mrs. S. T. Christine, of South Williamsport.

 

BRION Russell W. Brion
84, of Liberty, died on Nov. 7, 2010 at home. Born on Jan. 17, 1926, at the family homestead near Liberty, Russell was a son of the late Margaret (Kilpatrick) and Ernest L. Brion Sr. In 1949, Russ began a 28-year military career in the U.S. Army, serving with the second "Indian Head" Division in Korea and earning the rank of Sergeant First Class. Russ enjoyed being active and was a "Jack of all trades." After retiring in 1977, he was employed as a carpenter for several years. He was a member of DuBoistown's Leroy D. Buck V.F.W. Post No. 7863 and the Garrett Cochan V.F.W. Post No. 1. Surviving are his children, Todd Brion of Liberty, Crystal Brion and Troy (Robin) Brion, all of Dayton, Ohio and Lisa (James) Brown of Rochester, N.Y.; seven siblings, Donald G., Eugene and Ernest Jr., Lois Welshans, Betty Beck, Carolyn Barnes and Peggy Howe; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Russell was predeceased by his wife, Elsie Elizabeth on Nov. 8, 2001. Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St, in Blossburg and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Liberty Lutheran Church in Liberty. The Funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Friedens Cemetery with military honors accorded. Memorials may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701. Williamsport Sun-Gazette - November 11, 2010

 

WILLIAM DANIEL ‘SMOKEY’ BRION JR., 71, formerly of Liberty, died Feb. 3, 1995, at Centre Community Hospital, State College.  Born April 6, 1923 in Liberty, he was the son of William D. and Annie Laurie McCracken Brion St.  He was a World War II Army veteran during which time he received the Purple Heart, a Good Conduct Medal, an American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. With three bronze stars and one bronze arrowhead.  He was qualified for the rifle M-l, SS carbine M&M MG30 CLMKM.  He was a rifleman and a second scout.  Mr. Brion was a graduate of the Liberty High School; had been employed at the Sunset West Restaurant for five years, prior to that he had been employed by Albert Poretto in the restaurant business for 30 years.  He was residing with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Poretto in Bellefonte.  Preceding him in death were one sister, Mary Bohart; and one niece, Louise Black.  Surviving are three nieces, Joyce Black, Williamsport, Alice Schmelzle, Roaring Branch and Anna Pardoe, Williamsport,  four nephews, Dale Bohart, Bruce Bohart, all of Liberty, and Howard Bohart, Ralston.  Services were held from the Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg Feb. 6, with the Rev. Gerald Peet officiating.  Burial was in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BRONSON - HUFFMAN, Marion
Age 85, of Liberty, PA diedpeacefully on Friday, March 27, 2009 at her daughter's home in East Point. Born on July 30, 1923, in Ruggles, PA, Marion Ellinor was the daughter of the late Herbert and Beulah (Anderson) Bronson. She was the wife of Charles Huffman with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Marion graduated from Lake Lehman High School, attended Penn State University and received a degree in Special Education from Mansfield University. She taught at Canton High School for ten years. Marion was an active member of the Liberty Lutheran Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member and Past Matron of the Twilight Chapter of the Eastern Star, a member of Sebring Grange and the Potter-Tioga Retired Teachers Association. Marion enjoyed working with youth and served as a Girl Scout Leader. Her hobbies included needlework, crafts, traveling and baking. She was a self-taught cake decorator whose talents touched many area residents throughout the years. Surviving are her husband, Charles; three daughters and one son, Susan (Kenneth) Heyler of Nauvoo, Kay (Roy) Schanbacher of East Point, Lorna Harer and Duane (Karen) Huffman all of Liberty; six grandchildren, Denielle Huffman, Kyle Heyler, Carly (Jared) Frank, Rebecca (Joshua) White, Nathan Schanbacher and Alex (Cara) Harer; two great-grandchildren, Quentin Frank and Kaen White; one brother, John Bronson of Springville and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two siblings, Iva Traver and Walter Bronson.  Relatives and friends are invited to Marion's Life Celebration Service on Monday at the Liberty Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with a service presented by the Eastern Star at 10:00 a.m. The funeral will be at noon with burial following in Friedens Cemetery. Her family suggests those who wish make memorials to the Liberty Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 132 Liberty, PA 16930. Zwicharowski's in Blossburg is in care of arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/28/2009

DEAN E. BROWN, 80, lifelong resident of Liberty, died Aug. 14, 2004, at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born on Feb. 3, 1924, in Liberty, he was a son of Henry and Claribel (Loudenslager) Brown.  Dean graduated from Liberty High School in 1942 and received several awards for his participation with the Future Farmers of America.  He later acquired his father’s dairy farm in Liberty Township, where he continued to se to the daily operations until a few weeks before his death.  Throughout Dean’s life he was a hard worker and a very dedicated farmer.  He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Liberty.  Surviving are his sister, Eleanor Knipe of Williamsport; a brother, Donald (Bernadine) Brown of Pine City, NY; nieces Patricia Benson and Diane Kreger; nephews Sharrell, Arland, Randy, Craig and Kevin Knipe; and many dear friends and neighbors.  Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Salem Lutheran Church.  The funeral will follow at 2 p.m., with Rev. David Byerly officiating.  Burial will be in the Friedens Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the care of Zwickharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa.  In lieu of lowers memorial may be made to the Liberty High School’s Library, FFA or to a charity of one’s choice. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

BROWN –ELEANOR J. KNIPE age 88, of 1808 East Frey Ave., Williamsport, died Wednesday, August 2, 2006, at Rose View Center.  Born in Liberty June 7, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Henry G. and Claribel Loudenslager Brown.  She and her husband C. Howard Knipe were married April 5, 1942. He preceded her in death May 11, 1982.  Eleanor was happiest when she was with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she spent much time working in her flower garden.  She was a graduate of Liberty High School and a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Surviving are her sons, Sharrel (Sara Jane) of Liberty, Arland (Gloria) of Cogan Station, Randy (Tina) of Linden, Craig (Sandy) of Cogan Station and Kevin of this city; ten grandchildren, Susan, Samuel (Stacy), Elizabeth, Arland (Molly), Todd (Korina), Nathyn, Casey (Ann), Derek, Christopher and Courtney Knipe; five great-grandchildren, Warren, Coby, Zoey, Sabrina and Grace Knipe; and brother, Donald H. (Bernadine) Brown of Pine City, NY. Another brother, Dean E. Brown preceded her in death. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St., Williamsport, PA 17701, with the Rev. H. Frank Showers, her Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty.  The visitation will be at the church Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. Those who wish may remember Eleanor with memorial contributions to her church.  Arrangements by Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St.  –Elmira Star Gazette

 

BOWEN Joan B. Monger

80, of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at The Green Home.  She was the wife of the late Charles Monger who died Aug. 4, 2002. Joan was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Carney's Point, N.J., the daughter of the late Albert D. and Norva I. Speakman Bowen.  She was a homemaker, member of the Dexter Baptist Church, and an active member of the Child Evangelism Fellowship.   Surviving are daughters, Linda Monger of West Chester, Laurie (Jim) Stanton of Lancaster, Lisa (Ran) Powers of New Baden, Ill., Lorna (Bob) Trout of Liberty, Terri Monger of Chester Springs; sons, Charles R. Monger, Jr. of Lawrenceville, George Monger of Wellsboro; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.   Friends and family are invited to Joan's Life Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty. If desired, memorials may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or the Child Evangelism Fellowship, 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.    Wellsboro Gazette – September 8, 2011    

 

BLOSSBURG – Joseph E. CHANCE, 71, of Liberty RD 1, died Monday, Dec. 30, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.He was born Oct. 19, 1903, in Centerville, Md., a son of Walter and Sarah Chance.He and his wife, the former Hilda N. Snowberger, would have observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 24, 1975.Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter Miss Peggy Chance, of Linwood; five sons, James, of Troy, Mont., Joseph, of Los Alamos, N.M., Donald L., of Olando, Fla., Stanley, of Tullahoma, Tenn., and Norman, of Linwood; five sisters, Mrs. Lillian M. Covington, of Boothwyn, Mrs. Anna Porter, of Denton Md.; Mrs. Easter A. Elliott, of Sebastopol, Calf., Mrs. Susie I. Seidel, of Pottstown, and Mrs. Julia C. Larkin, of Concord, 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Burial will be in Freidens Cemetery, Liberty, Pa.

 

CRIST - HAZEL VERNA CRIST RANDALL
July 6, 1993 - Williamsport Sun Gazette
HAZEL CRIST RANDALL, 91, formerly of 2803 Lycoming Creek Rd., died on Monday, July 5, 1993 in the Valley View Nursing Center, where she had been a resident since October, 1986.  Her husband, Charles W. Randall, died February 1, 1968.  She was a member of the Newberry Church of Christ.  She was born Aug. 6, 1901 in Liberty, PA.  She was the daughter of Miles V. and Phoebe G. Werline Crist.  Surviving are a son, Miles R. Randall of Cogan Station RR2; a sister, Mrs. Janice Scruggs of Williamsport; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 A.M., Thursday at Knight-Confer’s,1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. Paul Lauchle, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery in Liberty.

JAMES CRIST
March 16,1941 - Williamsport Grit
JAMES CRIST, 54, of English Center, died unexpectedly Monday at his home.  Surviving are four brothers, Miles and Monroe of Williamsport;  Herbert of Altoona; and Otto of Trout Run;  two sisters, Mrs. R.J. Steele of Trout Run;  and Mrs. Elwell Poust of Williamsport.  Services were held Thursday at the Liberty Funeral Parlor, with burial at Friedens Cemetery.   Submitted by George and Peg Boyce- geopeg@roadrunner.com

MILES VICTOR CRIST, 75, of 1320 Dewey Ave., died at 2:45 p.m., Sunday, August 27, 1950 at his home following a long illness.  A native of Jackson Township, he was a member of the Republican League and the Williamsport Turn-Verein.  Surviving are his wife, Phoebe;  three daughters and two sons,  Mrs. Everett Staley and Lester R. Crist of California,   Mrs. Charles Randall, Mrs. Wayne Scruggs, and Harold M. Crist of this city; three brothers, Herbert of Baltimore, MD., Otto of Buttonwood, and Monroe of this city;  fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Burial – Friedens Evangelical Cemetery, Liberty, PA.
Submitted by geopeg@roadrunner.com.  Gazette and Bulletin - Williamsport, PA  August 28, 1950

CROPP –ELLA LAUDENSLAGER, 97, lifetime Liberty resident, died Monday, September 4, 2006, at Broad Acres in Wellsboro. Born in New Salem, on August 22, 1909, a daughter of William and Katie (Porter) Cropp.  Ella was employed as a cook for both Liberty Area Schools and Fry’s Turkey Ranch for many years until her retirement.  She was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church and the Liberty VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Ella loved her family dearly. She was a talented cook and enjoyed gardening and sewing. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce (Rolan) Litzelman of Liberty, a step-daughter, Dorothy Cropp of Muncy, a step-son Dayton (Geraldine) Laudenslager of Liberty, 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 35 great-great-grandchildren, many step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren, sisters, Lillie Kreger of Mansfield and Dorothy Kreger of Liberty, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded by her husband of over 30 years, Ernest in 1960, daughters, Nedra Route and Verna Harer, a grandson Dale Route, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. A private family memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg with her pastor, the Rev. David Byerly officiating.  Burial will be held in the Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty.  The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be made to Liberty Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 132, Liberty, Pa. in Ella’s loving memory.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

EDMISTER Ethel M
BRION  Ethel M. Of Liberty,  died on  Monday, March 13, 2006, at the Church of God Home, Carlisle, PA. She was born November 13, 1908 to Morris and Clara Edmister in Catlin, New York. Ethel was retired from Mansfield State College where she was a housemother for many years. She was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church. She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Lola and Louis Mertes of Greensboro, NC, and Donald and Doris Brion of Carlisle, PA; her grandchildren, Cynthia Wilcox and Deborah Mertes of Greensboro, NC, and Daniel Brion of Middletown, PA; great-grandsons, Zeke and Brad Coolidge and Joshua Brion; and her sister, Gladys Miller of Corning, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Earl Brion; and brothers, Don, Tom, George, and Clifford Edmister; and sisters, Mary Thayer and Ruth Perrigo. The family will receive friends at noon on Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the Liberty Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. A dinner will be held at the church at 2:00 p.m. Ethel will be placed to rest beside her beloved husband, Earl, at Friedens Church Cemetery, Liberty. Memorial contributions can be made to Liberty Lutheran Church, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930, Church of God Home, 801 Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065.

EDMISTER –ETHEL M. BRION of Liberty,   died on  Monday, March 13, 2006, at the Church of God Home, Carlisle, PA. She was born November 13, 1908 to Morris and Clara Edmister in Catlin, New York. Ethel was retired from Mansfield State College where she was a housemother for many years. She was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church. She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Lola and Louis Mertes of Greensboro, NC, and Donald and Doris Brion of Carlisle, PA; her grandchildren, Cynthia Wilcox and Deborah Mertes of Greensboro, NC, and Daniel Brion of Middletown, PA; great-grandsons, Zeke and Brad Coolidge and Joshua Brion; and her sister, Gladys Miller of Corning, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Earl Brion; and brothers, Don, Tom, George, and Clifford Edmister; and sisters, Mary Thayer and Ruth Perrigo. The family will receive friends at noon on Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the Liberty Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. A dinner will be held at the church at 2:00 p.m. Ethel will be placed to rest beside her beloved husband, Earl, at Friedens Church Cemetery, Liberty. Memorial contributions can be made to Liberty Lutheran Church, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA, Church of God Home, 801 Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA.  Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs, PA.

EDMISTER – Ethel M. Brion of Liberty,  died on  Monday, March 13, 2006 at the Church of God Home, Carlisle. Born Nov. 13, 1908, in Catlin, NY, she was the daughter of Morris and Clara Edmister. Ethel retired from Mansfield State College where she was a housemother for many years. She was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church. Surviving are two children and their spouses, Lola (Louis) Mertes of Greensboro, NC, Donald (Doris) Brion of Carlisle; grandchildren, Cynthia Wilcox, Deborah Mertes of Greensboro, NC, Daniel Brion of Middletown; great grandsons, Zeke and Brad Coolidge, Joshua Brion; and sister Gladys Miller of Corning, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Earl Brion; brothers, Don, Tom, George, Clifford Edmister; sisters, Mary Tahyer and Ruth Perrigo. The family will receive friends at noon on Saturday, March 18 at the Liberty Lutheran Church, Liberty with the funeral service beginning at 1 PM. A dinner will be held at the church at 2 PM. Ethel will be placed to rest beside her beloved husband, Earl, at Friedens Church Cemetery, Liberty. Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930 or Church of God Home, 801 Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs. – The Mansfield Gazette, 15 March 2006, p.6A

 

FARNHAM Mary E. Steppe

90, died Wednesday, April 30, 2013, at her home in Liberty, surrounded by her family.  A daughter of William and Mary Valentine Farnham, she was born in Michigan, Aug. 30, 1922.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Steppe and by Mary Lou Matthews's father, Thomas A. Gunther.  She was employed by Spencer, Gleason and Hebe, law firm in Wellsboro, as a bookkeeper. Mary was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church and the Bible Study group of Liberty Lutheran Parish, also an active member of the Widows Luncheon, Liberty.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. The room would light up when Mary entered.  Surviving Mary are her children, Mary Lou Matthews of Liberty, Joan (Milt) Rogers of Nippenose Valley, Carolyn (Len) Lorson of Nippenose Valley, Marge (Robert) Means of State College, Vonnie (Steve) Wimmer of State College, Linda Steppe of Norristown, Doug Matthews of Liberty; her 93 year old brother, Elias Farnham of Massachusetts; surviving grandchildren, Jason and Anne Matthews, Jessica Matthews, Brian and Lisa Rogers, Rene' and Wayne Schneider, Travis and Acacia Rogers, Brett Rogers, Greg and Melissa Lorson, Kevin and Nelda Lorson, Rodney and Jody Lorson, Jamie and Rachelle Lorson, Chad and Vanessa Lorson, Carrie and Nathan Miller, Molly Means, Ryan Wimmer, Casey Wimmer, Tara Wimmer; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Mary was preceded in death by a son, William Austin Gunther and brothers, Lloyd and Cyril Farnham.  Friends may call Friday, May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg and Saturday May 4, at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Mowery officiating. Burial will follow in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013

 

LAWRENCE MAYNARD FORER, 89, Liberty RR#1, diedMarch 27, 2004 at his residence.  Born January 14, 1915 in Liberty, he was the son of Maynard and Ora Hartsock Forer.  He was a retired heavy equipment operator and owner of a veal farm in Liberty.  He was a WWII Army Veteran.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Robert F. Snyder Post #6755 of Liberty.  Surviving are nephews Gerald E. Luxenberger, Williamsport; Miles (Buddy) Forer, Jr., Liberty; nieces, Betty Shanley, Roaring Branch; Dr. Carol Luxenberger, Victoria, TX; and Janice Meredith, Bend, OR.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Julia Luxenberger, Frances Forer and Mary Roupp and a brother Miles Forer, Sr.  Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, March 31 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be April 1 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Harmick officiating.  Burial will follow at Freiden Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LIBERTY – Lee A. FORER Sr., 77, of Liberty, a former Jackson Twp. supervisor, died Sunday, June 24, 1973, at his home. He was born July 19, 1895, in Jackson Twp., (Lycoming Co.) a son of Henry and Laura B. Woodruff Forer.Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Galen Jackson, of Roaring Branch RD 2, two sons, Lee Jr., of Liberty, and Clifford B., of Rochester, N.Y., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery.

LEE A. FORER SR.:  Lee A. Forer Sr., age 77, of Liberty RD 1, died Sunday June 24, 1973. Funeral was at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, on Wednesday, with the Rev. Wayne Walters officiating. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty. He is survived by daughter, Mrs. Galen (Gladys) Jackson, Roaring Branch RD 2; two sons, Clifford B. Forer, Rochester, N.Y., Lee A. Forer Jr. of Liberty RD 1; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was born in Jackson Township,  Lycoming County, Pa. on. July 19, 1895, a son of Henry and Laura B. Woodruff Forer. He was a retired farmer, was a charter member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club and Wheel Inn. He was active in the Game Feeders Assoc., and for many years he served as township supervisor for Jackson Township. He was sexton of Friedens Cemetery.

FREY - Mrs. Anna E. Brion, 72, of Liberty, died, Monday, June 1, 1970, in the Williamsport Hospital. She was the widow of Franklin A. Brion.Born May 22, 1898, at Oregon Hill, she was the daughter of John A. and Elizabeth Weaver Frey. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Katie Ott, of Montoursville, Mrs. Frederica Seitzer, and Mrs. Florence Skeebey, both of this city,; Mrs. Carrie Coleman, of South Williamsport, and Mrs. Dorothy Willard, of Reading.Burial will be in Frieden’s Cemetery.

MERVIN LEE GRINNELL, 70, of Liberty RR 1 died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, N.Y.  He retired as a supervisor for Le Prino Cheese Co., Waverly, N.Y.,  Previously, he worked for 19 years at the East Smithfield Milk Plant, Liberty.  A Marine veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Robert Snyder Post 6755, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Liberty, and American Legion Post 167, Morris Run.  An avid fisherman and hunter, Grinnell was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club and the Arnot Sportsman’s Club.  Born March 30, 1928, in Daggett, he was a son of Lee and Marie Doty Grinnell.  Surviving are his wife, the former Lottie Putnam.; three sons, M. Lynn of Liberty, David of Blossburg, and Daniel of Wellsboro; three daughters, Linda Losinger and Lorraine Forer, both of Liberty, and Ruth Worden of Cherry Flats; three brothers, Chuck and Donald, both of Wellsboro, and Robert of Rome, N.Y.; five sisters, Patricia Dinan of Mainesburg, Jean Perry of Middlebury Center, Malene Chilson of Carlisle, Carol Potts of Hughesville and Nancy Clapsadle of Ohio; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., with the Rev. Daniel May, pastor of Liberty Valley Lutheran Parish, officiating.  Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty, where military honors will be accorded.  The family will provide the flowers.  Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

 

HARTSOCK Daniel O. – D.O. Hartsock, of Liberty, died in the Lee Sanatorium, Rochester, N.Y., on May 22, aged 53 years.  The funeral was held at his home in Liberty, conducted by Rev. Mr. Mosser, pastor of the Lutheran church.  For upwards of 25 years Mr. Hartsock was a prominent business man of Liberty.  A few years ago he sold his general store and confined himself to the jewelry business.  In addition, he served as the secretary and treasurer of the Liberty Valley creamery.  He was an active member of the Lutheran church and had taught the men’s Bible Class in the Sunday School for a long time.  Besides his widow, he leaves two brothers and six sisters.   Wellsboro Agitator, 11 June 1919  

 

HARTSOCK - LIBERTY – Mrs. Ora V. Forer, died Thursday Aug. 1, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born in Liberty Twp., on May 14, 1881, she was a daughter of Richard and Julia Miller Hartsock.Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul S. Roupp of Liberty, and Mrs. Julia Luxenberger, of Cogan Station, a son, Lawrence M., of Liberty, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Maynnard R. Forer. Burial will be in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery.

 

HETZEL Carl William Hetzel

88, of 2001 Memorial Ave., formerly of Liberty, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the Hershey Medical Center.  Carl's wife of 60 years, the former Sarah J. Derr, died Oct. 1, 2011.  Carl was a member of the Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, having lived there for 80 years. During the past eight years he lived in Williamsport, he attended the Trinity United Methodist Church.  Carl was a World War II veteran serving in the Army Air Corps. He and his wife owned and operated the Hetzel Farm in Liberty and was a Jackson Township Supervisor for over 30 years.  Carl enjoyed classic country music, was an avid baseball fan and was very good with baseball statistics. He also enjoyed playing cards, table games and doing jigsaw puzzles.  Carl was a fifteen plus gallon blood donor for the American Red Cross.  Born Feb. 27, 1924, in Liberty, he was the son of John and Rachael Rhoads Hetzel.  Surviving are sons, Robert E. (Marjorie) of Chambersburg, James E. (Dawn) of Bellefonte and Donald A. (Natalie) of Liberty; daughters, Constance L. (Peter Jr.) Lazich of Greencastle, Jacqueline A. D'Andrea of Trout Run and Jane H. (Thomas) Zimmerman of Palmyra; sisters, Florence Derrick of Benton and Mary Black Hawk of Ocala, Fla.; sister-in-law, Rose Ellen Hetzel Reas of Horseheads, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.  Carl was predeceased by a son, Carl William Hetzel Jr.; brothers, George and Daniel E. A. Hetzel.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Friedens Lutheran Church, Brick Church Road, south of Liberty. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Knight-Confer's, 1914 Memorial Ave., and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.  The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions in his name may be made to the Friedens Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930 or the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., both Williamsport, PA 17701.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – November 29, 2012

 

HEYLER -  Addie H. Bastian
Mrs. Addie H. Bastian, aged 91 years, a lifelong resident of Liberty, died Aug. 16, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Erma Beck, in Liberty. She is survived by one son, Clair Bastian, of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday; burial in the Friedens cemetery. (1950)

 

HORNER Mary Jane Krotzer

of Blacks Creek Road, Liberty, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Born on May 15, 1942, in Bellefonte, Mrs. Krotzer was the eldest daughter of the late James H. and Jane Hazel Horner. Mrs. Krotzer was married for 22 years to her cherished husband, Allan V. Krotzer, who survives her. She was married to her first husband, Ira F. Nienhueser, who died in 1986, for 25 years.  Mrs. Krotzer graduated from Liberty High School in 1960. She attended Penn State and graduated from Lycoming College in 1971 with a B.A. in English. She also received a Reading Specialist degree from Mansfield University in 1976. Retiring in 2004 from teaching at Liberty High School, Mrs. Krotzer, had taught many subjects over 32 years such as English, communications, reading, theater, photography and Spanish. She taught several generations of students. She also taught English at North Penn High School in Blossburg for several years where she made many lifetime friends with colleagues and students. Mrs. Krotzer loved teaching each student. During her life, Mrs. Krotzer was a proud Girl Scout leader, PTA president, Alumni Association president, member of Friedens Lutheran Church, a church council member and on the Jackson Township Election board. Mrs. Krotzer was interested in everything. Some of her favorite hobbies were gardening, bird watching, observing wildlife and calligraphy. Her sense-of-humor and zest for life influenced all who knew her. Surviving besides her husband are her beloved children, Natalie A. Hetzel and husband Donald, Leigh Agnoni and husband Ralph, all of Liberty; son, Ira "Fred" Nienhueser, Jr. and wife, Cheryl of Gillett; stepmother, Naomi Horner of Williamsport; the joy of her life, her grandchildren, Lauren , Lucas, Olivia and Abby Agnoni, Joseph and Mary Hetzel, Ira III, Jonathan, Patrick, Emily, and Jesse Nienhueser, Nikira Taveras and Mason King; four stepchildren, Gene Krotzer and wife, Diane, Daryl Krotzer and wife Susan, Darla Krotzer, Connie Black and husband, Randall; one stepchild, Victoria Steppe is deceased. Step-grandchildren surviving are Brad Guthrie, Heather Renninger, Sadie Steppe, Craig, Eric, Jacob, Kathleen and Jesse Krotzer, Rebecca and Nicole Black, Stacey Loudenslager, Sarah Mitstifer, Jill Pino and Jennifer Lisowski. There are also 17 step-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Krotzer has five adored younger sisters and one baby brother, surviving are Margie Doebler and husband, Walter of Williamsport, Joanna Hughes and husband David of Warren, N.J., Gwen Hock and husband Tim of New Columbia, Emily Fuller of Trout Run, Lynne Koskie and husband Leon of Williamsport, James E. Horner and wife Karen of Trout Run; and many loved nieces and nephews survive. Sadly Mrs. Krotzer leaves behind numerous friends. Special friends are Sandi, Mary, Roberto, Glenna, Marge, Jonathan, Jere, Laura Mae, Vic, Pam, Krrin, Marie; her Friday morning hair ladies, Romy, Donald, Carmi, Dalton, Ruth, Carol, Jimmy and Gloria. Friends and family are invited to Mrs. Krotzer's Life Celebration on Friday Aug. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro and Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Friedens Lutheran Church. Funeral will follow at 11:30 a.m., at the church with Pastor Rick Adams officiating. Burial will be at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette – August 30, 2013

 

LESLIE HOWARD KIMBLE, 89, of Liberty, PA, diedat home on October 30, 1993.  He was born on July 18, 1904, in Liberty Township, Tioga County PA, a son of Lawrence Morell and Mary E. Ritz Kimble.  Mr. Kimble was a 1922 graduate of Liberty High School and received a business degree from the Williamsport Business College.  He worked in banking all his life, first being employed at Farmer’s National Bank, now Citizens & Northern Bank in Liberty, for over 20 years, and retired in 1972 after 24 years with the First National Bank, now First Citizens National Bank in Mansfield.  He had served on the board of directors of both banks for many years and was a former Liberty School District Board Director and also a member of the County School directors.  He was a trustee of the former Blossburg State Hospital, and a Liberty Borough Councilman for several years.  He was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church and had served on the Church Council; was a member of F & AM Lodge #350 in Blossburg for over 50 years and the Williamsport Consistory of Scottish Rites Bodies; a charter member of the Black Wolf Rod & Gun Club in Black Creek, founded 1926; and was also a member of the Knights of Pythias #449, Liberty.  Surviving are two sons, Richard L. Kimble, Liberty, and Howard B. Kimble, Cleveland, OH; a daughter Barbara J. Loudenslager, Williamsport; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Brion Kimble in 1985; a son Benjamin F. Kimble in 1993; a sister, Fanny Frutiger, and a brother, Harry E. Kimble.  Funeral services were conducted on November 2 from the Liberty Lutheran Church with the Rev. Daniel May, his pastor of Siloa Lutheran Church, Morris run, officiating.  Interment was in Friedens Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Liberty.  The Leslie H. Kimble family suggest memorial donations be directed to the Liberty Lutheran Church Memorial fund, Liberty, PA or the American Kidney foundation, 6110
Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD.  -Canton Independent Sentinel

 

LENTZ – Robert E. Lentz, 67, of Ralston, PA died Friday, Dec. 25, 1959. He was president and director of the First National Bank of Ralston. Survived by wife, Mrs. Hazel Lentz; stepdaughter, Mrs. Wilbur W. Johns of Mansfield; brothers, Otto W. and Edward R. Lentz, of Ralston, Eugene L. of Chester, PA; sisters, Mrs. Harry L. Schaefer of Ralston, Mrs. Barbara B. Rice of Brunswick, MO. Funeral was at Maneval Funeral Home, Williamsport, Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Thomas La Force officiated. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty, PA. – Mansfield Advertiser, December 1959

 

EMERSON S. LIVERMORE, 87, Trout Run RD 1, died Sept. 17, 1991, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, where he had lived for about three weeks.  He was born Feb. 1, 1904, in Cogan House Township, a son of Samuel and Lulu McClain Livermore.  Mr. Livermore was a dairy farmer, retiring in 1966.  He and his wife, the former Ollie M. Crabtree, observed their 63rd wedding anniversary April 14, 1991.  Surviving besides his wife are: two daughters, Mrs. Betty LaMont, Canton RD 1, and Mrs. Flo Landon, Trout run RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Smith, Adrian, MI; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sept. 20, at Friedens Lutheran Church, Jackson Township, with the Rev. Daniel May, church pastor and the Rev. Woodrow Klinger, a retired Lutheran minister, officiating.  Burial was in Friedens Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by Adams, Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Memorial donations may be directed to Friedens Lutheran Church c/o Rev. Daniel May, Liberty, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LLEWELLYN –JOYCE E. SMITH, 73, Blossburg, died October 10, 1999, at her home while surrounded by her loving family.  Born on February 12, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Margaret Smith Llewellyn. Most recently she owned and operated the Kozy Korner Restaurant in Blossburg.  She was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church.  Surviving are her husband, Raymond (Herbie) Smith; four sons, Larry, Blossburg, Garry, Baltimore, MD, Terry, Harrisburg, and Jeff, Syracuse, NY; brothers, Bob Llewellyn, Peru, NY and Richard Llewellyn, Blossburg; three sisters, Mary Lou Machmer, Canton, Faye Kenyon and Bonnie Haddow, both of Blossburg; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.  She was predeceased by a brother Jim.  The funeral was held October 13 from the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, with the Rev. Archie Cruikshank, her pastor, and the Rev. Woodrow Klinger, a retired minister, co-officiating.  Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.  Memorials may be directed to the Blossburg United Methodist Church, 108 North Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA in Mrs. Smith’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LLEWELLYN - JOYCE E. SMITH
 BLOSSBURG--Joyce E. Smith, 73, of Schuylkill Street died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at her home. She most recently owned and operated the Kozy Korner Restaurant here. She was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church. Born here on Feb. 12, 1926, she was a daughter of Paul and Margaret Smith Llewellyn. Surviving are her husband, Raymond Smith; four sons, Larry of Blossburg, Garry of Baltimore, Md., Terry of Harrisburg and Jeff of Syracuse, NY; two brothers, Bob Llewellyn of Peru, NY, and Richard Llewellyn of Blossburg; three sisters, Mary Lou Machmer of Canton, Faye Kenyon and Bonnie Haddow, both Blossburg; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. The funeral will be at 2 pm Wednesday at Zwicharowski's, 314 Granger St., with the Rev. Archie Cruikshank, her pastor, and the Rev. Woodrow Klinger, a retired minister, co-officiating.  Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday and 1 to 2 pm Wednesday.

LOUDENSLAGER –NEDRA MAE ROUTE, 68, Liberty RR 1 diedunexpectedly May 6, 1999 at her home.  Born on October 28, 1930 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Ella Cropp Loudenslager and the late Ernest Loudenslager.  She was a graduate from Liberty High School class of 1948, was employed by the Liberty Elementary School as head cook until her retirement in 1993.  Mrs. Route was an avid bingo player, loved to travel, but especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Memberships include Friedens Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aide and The Arnot Sportsman Club.  Surviving in addition to her mother, are her husband of nearly 50 years, James Sr.; sons, Jim Jr., Charles, Larry and Dale Route, all of Liberty; Sharon Alexander and Betty Wilber, both of Liberty; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Litzelman, Liberty; half-brother, Dayton Loudenslager, Liberty; half-sister, Dorothy Cropp, Florida; nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  She was predeceased by a sister, Verna Harer in 1998.  The funeral and committal service was held May 10 at the Pepper Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel May officiating.  Burial was in the Friedens Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the Friedens Lutheran Church Building Fund, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA or Arthritis Foundation, 17 S. 19th St., Camp Hill, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LIBERTY – Funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. LOWE, of Roaring Branch RD 1.Mrs. Florence E. Lowe, 60, died Sunday Dec. 10, 1972 at her home of natural causes.Her husband, Ralph E. Lowe, 78 died Monday Dec. 11, 1972 at his home, cause of death was ruled self-inflicted.Surviving the couple are a son, Raymond E., of Liberty; three daughters, Mrs. Sandra Cashwell, of Wilmington NC; and Mrs. Thomas Mee and Miss Eleanor Lowe, both of Binghamton, NY, and three grandchildren.Born Oct. 10, 1912, in Jackson Twp., Mrs Lowe was a daughter of William and Lily Alexander Day.She was survived by a sister, Mrs. Vesta Austin, of Ralston, PA.Mr. Lowe was born Sept.7, 1894 at Opp.He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marie Derrick and Mrs. Martha Craig, bolh of Muncy, PA. Burial will be in Frieden Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty, PA.

MANEVAL - David R. Maneval,  76 years, of Covington, PA, formerly of Liberty died April 22, 1958. A member of the Church of Christ of Covington. Survived by wife, Martha; daughters, Mrs. Francis Dailey of Tioga, Mrs. Paul Blair of Mansfield RD1; son, Arnold of Mansfield; 3 grandchildren. Funeral at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Norman West officiating. Burial in Friedens Cemetery at Liberty. - Mansfield Advertiser, April 1958

MANNERING - Mrs. Bertha Robertson, 57, wife of Willis Robertson, of Liberty, died late Thursday afternoon, August 5, 1954, at her home after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband; one son, James of Cumberland, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert H. Williams of Liberty and Mrs. Jacob Carter of Butler, NJ; seven grandchildren; her father, Frank Mannering of Jackson, Ohio; three brothers, William, Edward and Arrie Mannering all of Jackson; five sisters, Mrs. Harry Haley, Mrs. Esther Lyons, Mrs. Wallace Sheppard and Mrs. Frank Osborn all of Jackson and Mrs. Chester Piper of Verona. Services were held Monday morning at the funeral home at Liberty with the Rev. David Bailey in charge. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 2, 1954

MARQUETTE FREDERICA M. BASTIAN, 96, of 1900 Ravine Road, Williamsport, and formerly of the 1900 block of Inverness Road, Montoursville, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at the Williamsport Hospital.  She was the widow of the late William W. Bastian, who preceded her in death in 1965.  Mrs. Bastian was a member of the Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church.  Mrs. Bastian was retired from teaching.  She began her career teaching in the former one-room schools of Lycoming County, including the former Quaker Hill and Kellyburg schools.  She had also taught at the former Washington Elementary, Henry Clay Elementary and Woodward Township Elementary schools in Williamsport Area School District and at the former Mountain Avenue School in the South Williamsport School District.  She was a graduate of the former Muncy Normal School.  Born July 9, 1907, in Asaph, Tioga County, she was the daughter of the late Frederick N. and Liberty Carson Marquette.  Surviving are daughter, Janel B. (Robert) Brown, of Lititz, one son, Romain F. (Evelyn) Bastian, South Williamsport, four grandchildren, Romain F., Jr. (Anne-Marie) Bastian, Justin M. Bastian, Catherine B. (Robert) Jacobs and Allison Marie Brown, and one great-grandson, Liam Charles Bastian.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Lucille M. Clow.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Chapel of the Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Forth St., Williamsport.  Her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Woody Allabough, and the Rev. Theodore J. Georgian, Ret., will officiate.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family at the Friedens Lutheran Church cemetery, Liberty.  Relatives and friends may call at the Charles M. Noll funeral Home, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the Covenant-central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Forth St., Williamsport.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

MARSHALL –MARGARET M. ‘PEG’ ROUPP, 73, of 424 N. Main St., Athens, diedWednesday, Aug. 25, 1993, at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens.  Born in Liberty, Pa., July 30, 1920, the daughter of Fred and Martha Beck Marshall, she graduated from Liberty High School and Mansfield State Teachers College and received her masters degree from Mansfield University.  Mrs. Roupp taught elementary school in Liberty, Pa.; East Waverly, N.Y.; and the Athens area.  She retired in 1986.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Women of E.L.C.A.; of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International; Athens Retired Teachers; Athens Senior Citizens; Athens Library Club; P.S.E.A.R.; and N.E.A.R.   She was a Towanda A.R.C.C. volunteer and teacher for the Bradford Co. Literacy Program.  She is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law; Skip and Connie Roupp of Athens; son: Greg Roupp of Ordel, N.J.; grandsons; Christopher and Marshall Roupp of Athens; sisters; Ruth Wilson of Morristown, N.J., and Esther Miller of Akron, Pa.; brothers; Elwin Marshall, Clyde Marshall and Harry Marshall all of Roaring Branch, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her husband, Francis (Bud) Roupp in 1976.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre, with the Rev. Rodney Saylor officiating.  Burial will be in the Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. at 2 p.m.  Memorial donations may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or to the Bradford Co. Unit of the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MARSHALL –RUTH MARION WILSON, 79, wife of Harley Wilson, Trout Run formerly of Hackettstown, NJ diedDecember 12, 1998 as a result of injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident.  Born January 14, 1919 in Jackson Twp. She was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Martha Beck Marshall.  She grew up in the Liberty area and graduated from Liberty High School.  She furthered her education at the former Mansfield State College majoring in Elementary Education.  Mrs. Wilson’s first teaching job was in a one room school house in Wallis Run, PA.  It was in the early 1940’s when she accepted a teaching position in South Williamsport.  She taught in South Williamsport for several years until 1949 when she retired to raise her children.  She was a member and Sunday school teacher of the Chester Community Presbyterian Church and in earlier years, she also taught Sunday school at the Long Valley Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Washington Twp. Historical Society and served as a Charter Volunteer for the Washington Twp. Library, all located in N.J.  Ms. Wilson enjoyed gardening, music and especially playing the piano.  She also enjoyed traveling.  Her main interest in life was surrounded with the love she shared with her home and family.  Surviving are her husband, Harley at home; daughters, Sherry Holst, Long Valley, NJ and Linda Wilson, Far Hills, NJ; brother, Clyde Marshall, Liberty, PA; sister, Esther Miller, Akron, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by a son, Craig A. Wilson on May 20, 1998; a sister, Margaret L. Roupp and brothers, J. Elwin and Harry K. Marshall.  The funeral service was held December 15, 1998 at the Frieden’s Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA with Pastor Rev. Daniel May officiating.  Interment was in the parish cemetery.  Arrangements are under the directions of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  Family suggests memorials be directed to the Friedens Lutheran Church RR1, Box 199, Liberty, PA in Mrs. Wilson’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

MATHEWS Betty J. Richter 

Age 84 of Chemung, NY died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Betty was born in Liberty, PA on August 1, 1928 daughter of the late Clarence and Minnie (Mitstifer) Mathews. She was a graduate of Liberty High School PA. She and George F. Richter celebrated 67 years of marriage on March 19, 2012. Betty was retired from St. Joseph's Hospital where she worked as a Medical Transcriptionist for many years. She was a past member of the Chemung Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, George F. Richter of Chemung; a daughter, Marilyn Richter of Silver Springs, MD; sons, George (Sue) Richter of Chemung, NY, Duane (Terri) Richter of Lockwood, NY, Lynn (Dorothy) Richter of Nichols, NY; a sister, Joan Twist of Roaring Branch, PA; brothers, Howard Mathews of Lake Charles, LA, Clarence Mathews of Liberty, PA; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Richter; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was predeceased by her parents, a son, Howard Richter, her brother, Robert Mathews and sisters, Catherine Krotzer and Beverly Clemens. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 AM to 12 Noon on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Betty's service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 Noon with Pastor William Wells, visiting pastor of the Maranatha Bible Chapel officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Liberty, PA. Star Gazette – November 29, 2012

 

ROBERT L. MATHEWS, age 60, Liberty, died March 27, 1995, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born in Montoursville, February 5, 1935, a son of Clarence Sr. and Minnie Mitstifer Mathews.  Mr. Mathews was a lifelong resident of the Liberty area having owned and operated a dairy farm and more recently was employed by the Buttonwood Lumber Co., was an Air Force Veteran and attended the Freiden’s Lutheran Church of Liberty.  Surviving in addition to his wife, Patricia Knipe Mathews and his mother, are a son, Dennis Mathews, Beltone, TX; daughter, Mrs. Lisa Holley, Liberty; brothers, Howard, Baton Rouge, LA, and Clarence Jr., Liberty; sisters, Mrs. Betty Richter, Chemung, NY and Mrs. Joann Twist, Roaring Branch; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be held Thursday, March 30, at the Freidens Lutheran Church, Jackson Twp., Lycoming Co., with Reverend Daniel May officiating.  Interment will be in Freidens Lutheran Cemetery.  The family will provide the flowers.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Drinkwine, Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MILLER - Ulysses E. Miller, who would have been 98 years old on December 29, died on Tuesday, December 18, 1962, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Mr. Miller, a retired farmer, was born in Jackson Twp., Lycoming County, and lived his entire life in that region. His home is adjoining Liberty Twp., in on Roaring Branch RD1. He was the oldest resident of that section. His parents were Isaac and Catherine Miller Miller. Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Alexander; one son, Bert L. of Roaring Branch RD; six daughters, Mrs. Bina Zeafla of Liberty, Mrs. Florence Austin of Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Sadie Clark of Trout Run RD, Mrs. Mildred Jarrett of Sylvan Dell, Mrs. Cora VanDyke of Blossburg, Mrs. Ida Barner of South Williamsport; 22 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday at Bastian's at Liberty. The Rev. Harry D. Billow, Liberty Lutheran pastor officiated. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 27, 1962

BUDD M. MITSTIFER
 Budd M. Mitstifer, 50 of Liberty, was pronounced dead on arrival at the North Penn Health Services Center, Blossburg, late Sunday, February 24, 1974. Mr. Mitstifer was born Nov. 9, 1923, in Liberty Twp., a son of Clarence M. and Leda Brion Mitstifer. He was a partner in the Mitstifer Lumber Co., located near Buttonwood. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Williams; two sons, Dayton and Lee, both of Liberty; a daughter, Miss Barbara at home; his mother, two brothers, William C. and Francis R., and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Roupp all of Liberty and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2:00 pm Friday at Beuter's United Methodist Church, Liberty, with the Rev. Clarence G. Walters, officiating.  Burial will be in Freiden's Cemetery, Liberty.  Friends may call at the Beck Funeral Home, Liberty from 7 to 9 pm Thursday.  The family will provide the flowers.

MITSTIFER, Budd M., age 50, of Liberty, Pa., Sunday, Feb. 24, 1974. Friends may call at the Beck Funeral Home, Liberty, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral in the Beuters United Methodist church, Liberty, Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Clarence G. Walters. Burial Friedens Cemetery, Liberty. Survived by wife, Margaret Williams Mitstifer; sons, Dayton and Lee; daughter, Barbara; two brothers, William C., Francis R., sister Mrs., Ruth Roupp; three grandchildren, all of Liberty, pa. In lieu of Flowers, the family request that those wishing donate to the American Heart Fund.

FRANCIS RAYMOND MITSTIFER, age 82, of Blockhouse Rd., Liberty, died Friday, February 28, 2003, at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born March 9, 1920, a son of Clarence and Leda (Brion) Mitstifer.  He married the former Minnie Moyer on March 20, 1946 in Williamsport, MD.  Francis was an avid outdoorsman and the former owner of Mitstifer Brothers Lumber Co. for 42 years along with his brothers, William and Budd.  He serve with the US Army during WWII in the European Theater.  He received a Purple Heart and an Oak Leaf Cluster.  He had been a member of the Beuters Methodist Church, and a charter member of the Liberty Veterans of Foreign Wars Robert F. Snyder Post #6755 and Knights of Pythias Lodge in Liberty.  He was the former President and Financial Chairman of Penn-York Lumbermen’s Association, also served on the advisory board of the Williamsport Community College.  Surviving in addition to his wife, Minnie, are children, Gary Mitstifer and his fiancé, Etta Hilfiger of Liberty, Kathy (Art) Ulmer of Liberty, Jane Major and her fiancé, Tom Dincher of Trout Run, Denise (Jim) Sanderson of Denver, Colo., and Mona (Steve) Keller of Trout Run; a sister, Ruth Mitstifer Roupp of Liberty; 13 grandchildren, Chris Mitstifer, Becky Stille, Aaron Mitstifer, Rob Harer, Bryan Harer, Bill Ulmer, Tara Major, Andrew Major, Jennifer Gregory, Jessie Sanderson, Claire Sanderson, Heidi Keller and Molly Keller; eight Great-grandchildren, Rachael and Sarah Stille, Nicholas, Kelsey and Marissa Harer, Rhyan and Reese Harer, Emmitt Gregory; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers, William, Budd and Dayton Brion Mitstifer.  Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, on Sunday, March 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday at 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. at the Freidens Lutheran Church in Liberty.  The Rev. David Byerly will be officiating.  Burial will follow in the Freidens Church Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

MITSTIFER - NANCY SCHMOUDER
 Mrs. Nancy R. Schmouder, 92, of RD#1, Liberty, died Friday, June 26, 1987, at Leader Nursing Center, Williamsport.  Her husband, Alton Schmouder, died Sept. 7, 1954.  She leaves 112 direct descendants. Born March 30, 1895, at Cogan House Township, she was a daughter of Frank and Hanna Beck Mitstifer. She was a former cook at area lumber camps, Summit Lodge and Steam Valley Restaurant. Surviving are four sons, Russell, Delbert, Lehman and Dean, all of Liberty; four daughters, Mrs. Mabel Brucklacher, of Liberty, Mrs. Anna Kilmer, of Volant, Mrs. Dorothy Miller, of Elizabethtown, NJ, and Mrs. Thelma Douglass, of Avon Park, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Matthews, of Liberty; 35 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at Friedens Lutheran Church, Jackson Township.  Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home at Liberty.

 

MOYER Casper

A correspondent furnishes the following for publication in the Gazette and Bulletin. On Sunday evening, October 12th, at the residence of his son-in-law, Joseph Bastian, Sr., died Mr. Casper Moyer, the oldest, and in some respects the most remarkable man of Jackson township. Mr. Moyer was a native of Germany, born on the 17th of May, 1785, but came to this country when but a youth. He soon after visited the then wild regions of northern Lycoming, and being attracted by the fertility of this valley, adopted it for his new home. Here he led a single life until he was about 40 years of age, when he married a young lady of Liberty valley, who subsequently bore him fourteen children, who, at the day of his funeral, counted up seventy-three grandchildren, and thirty great grandchildren. Mr. Moyer had but little faith in physicians, having had but one by his bedside during his long life, and his son-in-law informed me that his medicines he cast out of the window instead of taking them into his stomach. We were further informed that his eyesight never failed until about three weeks before his death, notwithstanding that he was a great reader, especially of his German bible, in which he was well versed. His teeth also were perfectly sound when he died, and up to within a few weeks of his death he was good on foot, walking with with ease from Liberty to Cogan valley, where he would go occasionally to visit his numerous friends. Mr. Moyer was in his day an enterprising, energetic man. He cleared up six farms in this community, thus in a literal sense changing the wildness into fruitful fields. Among his numerous descendants, we find some of our best citizens as well as our most zealous laborers in the cause of Christ. he indeed, "rests from his labors, and his works do follow him." He was buried on Tuesday, the 14th, at Frieden's Lutheran church, Jackson, at the age of 94 years, 4 months, and 25 days.  Oct. 21, 1879 from Williamsport Daily Gazette, Williamsport, PA  

 

THE EARLY HISTORY OF COGAN HOUSE TOWNSHIP - Book 1 - Lycoming County, Pennsylvania by Milton W. Landis and Carl B. Taylor

page 252 - "The earliest burial recorded (Steam Valley Cemetery) was that of Caspar Moyer in 1879 who was in his 96th year at the time of death. His wife, Elizabeth Schnell Moyer, who died in 1885 at the age of 86 was the only other person who, like him, was born before 1800. During the early years at Steam Mills, the number of Moyers exceeded all others". 

 

MOYER – Mrs. Hannah Brion, aged 94 years, died at her home in Liberty Nov. 29 [1937]. She is survived by one son and four daughters, Miles E. Artley, of Liberty; Mrs. A.W. Diehl of Berwick; Mrs. Ida Hartsock and Mrs. Mina Brion of Liberty; Mrs. Clyde Holland of Clearwater, Florida. Funeral services were held Thursday in Liberty, Rev. W.A. Moser officiating; burial in Friendens Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 8 December 1937, p1

[Transcriber note = Hannah was first married to Frank Artley [1837-1889] and is buried as Hannah Artley]  (Note:  Hannah Moyer born May 8, 1843 died Nov. 29, 1937, daughter of Casper Moyer and Elizabeth Maria Schnell)

 

MOYER - MITSTIFER
Minnie Agnes Moyer Age 81, of Liberty, PA, died on September 19, 2005 at Rose View Center in Williamsport, PA. She was born June 17, 1924, a daughter of John and Viola Baumgartner Moyer. She married Francis R. Mitstifer on March 29, 1946 in Williamsport, MD. Minnie was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church in Liberty and a member of Friedens Ladies Aide. Surviving are her children, Gary Mitstifer (his fiancée, Etta Hilfiger) of Liberty, Kathy (Art) Ulmer of Liberty, Jane Major (her fiancée, Tom Dincher) of Trout Run, Denise (Jim) Sanderson of Denver, Colorado and Mona (Steve) Keller of Trout Run; 13 grandchildren, Chris Mitstifer, Aaron Mitstifer, Becky Stille, Rob Harer, Bryan Harer, Bill Ulmer, Tara Major, Andrew Major, Jennifer Gregory, Jessie Sanderson, Claire Sanderson, Heidi Keller and Molly Keller; 12 great-grandchildren Rachael, Sarah and Ashley Stille, Nicholas, Kelsey, Marissa and Ian Harer, Ryan and Reese Harer, Morgan Ulmer, Emmitt and Vincent Gregory; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Mitstifer; and brothers, Leslie and John Moyer; and sisters, Lois Plank, Ethel Monk and Nellie Brace. Family and friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday, September 22 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty. The Rev. David Byerly will officiate. Burial will follow in the Friedens Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Association.

MOYER –MINNIE AGNES MOYER MITSTIFER, age 81, of Liberty, PA, died on September 19, 2005 at Rose View Center in Williamsport, PA.  She was born June 17, 1924, a daughter of John and Viola Baumgartner Moyer.  She married Francis R. Mitstifer on March 29, 1946 in Williamsport, MD.  Minnie was a member of Freidens Lutheran Church in Liberty and a member of Freidens Ladies Aide.  Surviving are her children, Gary Mitstifer (his Fiancée, Etta Hifiger) of Liberty, Kathy (Art) Ulmer of Liberty, Jane Major (her fiancée, Tom Dincher) of Trout Run, Denise (Jim) Sanderson of Denver, Colorado and Mona (Steve) Keller of Trout Run; 13 grandchildren, Chris Mitstifer, Aaron Mitstifer, Becky Stille, Rob Harer, Bryan Harer, Bill Ulmer, Tara Major, Andrew Major, Jennifer Gregory, Jessie Sanderson, Claire Sanderson, Heidi Keller and Molly Keller;/ 12 great-grandchildren, Rachael, Sarah and Ashley Stille, Nicholas, Kelsey, Marissa and Ian Harer, Ryan and Reese Harer, Morgan Ulmer, Emmitt and Vincent Gregory; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Mitstifer; and brothers, Leslie and John Moyer, and sister, Lois Plank, Ethel Monk and Nellie Brace.  Family and friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday, September 22 from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at Freidens Lutheran Church, Liberty.  The Rev. David Byerly will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Freidens Church Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Association.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

MURDOCK Sarah “Sara” G. RAKER, 88, of East Smithfield diedTuesday, Oct. 3, 2000 at ht e skilled Nursing Unit of the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born March 17, 1912in Kenneyville, PA, the daughter of John and Ethel Carpenter Murdock she graduated from Horseheads High school in Horseheads, NY in 1930 and Mansfield state Teachers College in 1932.  She married Miles Raker on Aug. 24, 1935 in East Smithfield.  She was an elementary teacher in Little March (Tioga County), East Smithfield, Athens, Ridgebury and Ulster schools, retiring in 1974.  She was a member of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, where she was an adult Sunday school teacher:  United Methodist Women; W.C.T.U.; and Diahoga Grange.  She was a 50-plus –year member of the National Grange and a member of the Pennsylvania Association of school retirees and the east Smithfield garden Club.   She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Hollenbach of Towanda; her daughters and sons in-law, Jon and Lorena Raker of Waterville, NY; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Rev.. Herman and Ruth Murdock of Ashland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Miles Raker, on Aug. 30, 1988.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 am at the east Smithfield United Methodist Church with the pastor, the rev. William Lusk, officiating and the Rev. Alan Hulslander, pastor of the Towanda United Methodist Church, co-officiating. Burial will be in the Freidens Cemetery, Liberty, PA.  memorial donations may be made to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church, east Smithfield, PA 18817.  “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, October 12, 2000

Bernice L. OVERDORF, age 79, of Troy, PA diedSaturday, September 2, 2000 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  She was born July 4, 1921 near Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, PA, a daughter of the late Walter B. and Carrie G. Pfaff Overdorf.  She was a graduate of Bryn Mawr Hospital Nursing School and was a nurse in the psychiatric departments of many hospitals for many years.  She later served as a missionary in the Sudan Interior Mission in Ethiopia for 15 years.  She was of the Baptist Faith.  Miss Overdorf is survived by sisters, Kathleen M. Clark of Jersey Shore, PA and Neva Jane Childs of New Castle, DE; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on September 6 with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and interment to be in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty, PA.

 

PURVIS Virginia Faye (Purvis) Holcomb

82, of Liberty, died on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.Virginia was born on Feb 4, 1931, in Covington; the daughter of the late Ruth and Fay Purvis. She was the wife of Llewellyn Holcomb with whom she farmed together for many years. Virginia loved milking cows, gardening, trips to Vegas, the New York Yankees, and especially her friends and family. Survivors besides her husband include, sister, Joan Heck; son, Larry (Betty); daughter, Trudy (Robert) Puryear; four grandsons, Chris, Jonathan, Matthew, Josh; and nine great-grandchildren; Nevaeh, Jayden, William, Haley, Anna, Issaiah, Megan, Benjamin, and Owen. She was predeceased by, sisters, Eleanor Tremaine, Nellie Osterhaudt, Ruth Brown, Winifred Carleton, Doris George, Betty Edwards, Hazel Wilston and brother, Clifford (Butch) Purvis. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty. Interment will follow. The family will provide the flowers. Donations may be made in Virginia's memory to the Liberty Little League, % First Citizens Community Bank, P.O. Box 37, Blossburg, Pa. 16912. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Star Gazette – October 7, 2013

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgRAKER –MARY C. TAYLOR, 79, Roaring Branch, PA died November 16, 1997 at ManorCare, Williamsport, PA where she was a resident.  Born in Jackson Twp. on July 26, 1918 she was the daughter of the late John and Della (Knipe) Raker.  She graduated from Mansfield Normal School (Mansfield University) in 1939 with a teaching degree in elementary education, was a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Beta Rho Chapter.  After graduation she taught in the Reed Jackson one room school in Jackson Twp., at South Williamsport and in Bradford, PA.  In 1949 she married Ernest Taylor who predeceased her August 6, 1996.  Together they ran the family farm.  Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA, its Ladies Aid Society and was a former Sunday school teacher.  Surviving are: son, Mike Taylor at home; brother, Robert Raker, Liberty; sister, Winifred Raker, Liberty; grandson, Mike Taylor, Jr.; nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Miles Raker in 1988.  A memorial service will be held November 19 in the Friedens Lutheran Church, Jackson Twp. with Rev. Daniel May officiating.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Friedens Lutheran Church, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA in Mrs. Taylor’s memory.  Arrangements are being handled by Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel (Buried Friedens Lutheran Cemetery)

MILES F. RAKER, 78 of East Smithfield diedTuesday, August 30, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  He was born in Liberty Township, Feb. 17, 1910 the son of John and Della Knipe Raker.  He graduated from Liberty High School in 1928 and Mansfield State Teachers College in 1932.  He receive his master’s degree from Penn State University and did graduate work at Duke and Bucknell Universities.  He started his teaching career in Little Marsh School, Tioga County, serving as principal before he moved to East Smithfield in 1943.  While at East Smithfield Mr. Raker served as a Mathematics and Science teacher before becoming the supervising principal and then assistant superintendent of the Athens Area School District.  He retired in 1974 after 42 years in the education field.  In 1982, S.R.U. High School auditorium was renamed after him.  He was a member of the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Company, a charter member and past president of the Big Pond Lions Club, a member of the former Smithfield I.O.O.F., the Amity Royal Arch Chapter of Athens, the Diahgoa Grange of East Athens, Pine Ridge Hunting Club, Liberty, a former member of the Athens School Authority, a member and former lay leader of the East Smithfield United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the Bradford-Sullivan Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, was involved with Bradford county Vo-Tech.  His diverse involvement in the community has been seen at the annual East Smithfield July 4 fireworks display which is produced by (Raker’s Raiders).  Chicken barbequing was a great interest, in addition to hunting, fishing, bowling and carpentry work.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sarah at home; four daughters, Mrs. Sandra Hollenback of Wysox; Mrs. Donald (Susan) Weaver of Troy RD 2; Mrs. Dean (Ruth) Woodard of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; Mrs. Richard (Anita) King of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a son, John of Waterville, N.Y.; twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Mary) Taylor of Roaring Branch; Winifred Raker of Liberty; a brother, Robert J. Raker of Liberty; a brother-in-law, Rev. Herman Murdock of Clermont, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral home, 225 S. Main St., Athens, from 6-9 p.m. and Friday from 1-2 p.m. at the East Smithfield United Methodist Church.  Funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Livermore, pastor officiating.  Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.  Flowers will be provided by the family.  Memorials may be directed to the East Smithfield United Methodist Church or the East Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

RAKER Robert John Raker

of Liberty died on March 1, 2011, at the Gatehouse Hospice Center. Bob was born Aug. 16, 1927, on the family farm which has been in the Raker family since 1837.  He was the son of John and Della Knipe Raker. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1945. Bob married Clesta Watkins on Aug. 20, 1953. During his time as a lifelong farmer, he received the top county conservation award and the family farm was recognized as a Century Farm and a tree farm. He retired from Ward Manufacturing in 2000, after 31 years of service. He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church and the Pine Ridge Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, traveling, hiking, making maple syrup, and time with his family. Surviving in addition to his wife Clesta, are his children, David and his wife Kathleen of Williamsport, Jane and her husband Marty Horowitz of Virginia, Caroline and her husband Bill Hepner of State College and Celeste and her husband Jeff Dillen of Maryland. Also surviving are the following grandchildren, Asa Wible, Amy Horowitz, Sidney, Benjamin and Dashiell Dillen, Christopher-David, and Robert Raker, and Michael and Matt Hepner. He is survived also by numerous nieces and nephews, including a great nephew, Mike Taylor Jr. He was predeceased by a brother, Miles and two sisters, Mary Taylor and Winnie Raker. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, March 4 at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg from 6 to 8 p.m.  Also Saturday, March 5 at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, from 1 p.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. The Rev. Carolyn Simonds will officiate. Burial will follow at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Friedens Church Memorial Fund.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 3, 2011

 

RAKER - Winifred Margaret Raker, 98, of Liberty, died Tuesday March 9, 2010, at Elmcroft Assisted Living, Williamsport. She was born in Liberty on Sept. 15, 1911, the daughter of John F. and Della Knipe Raker. As a young girl "Winnie" worked at Crestmont Inn, Eagles Mere. She graduated from high school in 1929 and continued her education at Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1934. She was employed at the Williamsport Hospital, Devitt Camp, a treatment center for tuberculosis, later at Witt Nursing Home in Nauvoo and worked numerous private duty engagements. She used her nursing to provide care for her mother, father and her sister during their final years and also care for her cousins, the Bastian sisters. She helped raise her nieces and nephews and care for many other family and friends. She always returned home to the family farm where she enjoyed making maple syrup and sugar and raising chickens. She loved children and her extended family. She was an extra ordinarily devoted care giver. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Winnie was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty and Friedens Ladies Aid. Surviving is a brother, Robert and his wife Clesta Raker of Liberty; nieces and nephews, Sandra Hollenback, Susan Weaver, Jon Raker, Ruth Woodard, Anita King, David Raker, Jane Horowitz, Caroline Hepner, Celeste Dillen; special great-nephew, Michael Taylor Jr., who she helped raise; also 20 great-nieces and nephews and 19 great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Miles; a sister, Mary Taylor; and a nephew Mike Taylor. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg on Friday March 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. and also Saturday, March 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. with Pastor Carolyn Simonds officiating.Interment will follow at Friedens Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, Brick Church Road, Liberty, Pa. 16930 or to American Cancer Society , 1948 East Third St. Williamsport, Pa. 17701. - Wellsboro Gazette, Mar.17.2010

CHARLES W. RANDALL
February 2, 1968 - Williamsport Gazette
CHARLES W. RANDALL, 68, of 2803 Lycoming Creek Rd., died at 9 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 1968, shortly after being admitted to the Divine Providence Hospital.  A veteran of WWI, he was a past commander of Garrett Cochran Post – American Legion; a member of Lycoming County Voiture No. 382;  40 et 8;  And Kellenback Mead Barracks No. 163;  Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Born in Williamsport on November 10,1899, he was the son of William and Elizabeth Bardo Randall.  Surviving are his wife, the former Hazel Crist; two sons, C. William of this city, and Miles R. of Cogan Station, and five grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 10 a.m., Monday at Knight’s, 1912 Memorial Ave. with the Rev. Lyle Bundy, pastor of St. Paul’s Evangical United Brethren Church officiating.  Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

CHARLES WILLIAM RANDALL, 66, a resident of Leader Nursing Center since July died there today, Thursday, Feb. 16, 1989.  He was formerly of Trout Run.  Mr. Randall retired in 1983 as owner and operator of an extermination business.  He was a Navy veteran of World War II.  Born April 18, 1922, in this city, he was the son of Charles W. and Hazel V. Crist Randall.  Surviving are his mother, a resident of Lysock View; a son Gregory R.; and a brother, Miles R. Randall of Cogan Station RR2; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Knight-Confer’s, 1914 Memorial Ave., with the Rev. David C. Waltz, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.  There will be no visitation.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - - February 16, 1989

REED
Martha Reed Roupp, age 81, formerly of Liberty, PA. Tuesday September 25, 1973 at Stringham Boarding Home in Centerville, PA. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, September 28, 1973 at the Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral services there 11 a.m. The Reverends Wayne E. Walters and Clarence G. Walters. Burial Friedens Cemetery. Arrangements made by Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, PA. Survived by one brothers, Charles Reed of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Luther M. Roupp, was born in Liberty, PA. July 22, 1892, a daughter of Robert and Sarah Amanda Cummings Reed. She was a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church and taught Sunday school class for many years. She attended the former Muncy Normal School and taught third grade at the Sheridan School in Williamsport until her retirement. She was a member of the Teachers Retirement Association and a sister of the late Miss Cora Reed who preceded her departure in 1971, also a teacher at the Sheridan School for many years.

MARTHA REED ROUPP
 Marth Reed Roupp, age 81, formerly of Liberty, died Tuesday, September 25, 1973, at Stringham Boarding Home in Centerville, Pa. Funeral was at the Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church Friday, September 28, with the Reverends Wayne E. Walters and Clarence G. Walters officiating.  Burial was in Friedens Cemetery. She is survived by one brother, Charles Reed of Troy, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of Luther M. Roupp, was born in Liberty, July 22, 1892, a daughter of Robert and Sarah Amanda Cummings Reed.  She was a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School class for many years.  She attended the former Muncy Normal School and taught third grade at the Sheridan School in Williamsport until her retirement.  She was a member of the Teachers Retirement Assoc.

WALTER E. REED, 89, a resident of the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa., formerly of Blossburg and Alba, died Saturday March 30, 1985, at the nursing home.  Mr. Reed was born March 22, 1896, in Jackson Township, Lycoming County, Pa., a son of Israel and Catherine Bower Reed.  He was a retired laborer.  Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral and committal services will be held today at 3 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. John Shypulefski, pastor of the Blossburg First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Frieden’s Cemetery, Liberty, Pa.

STUART D. REESE
 Stuart D. Reese, 66, of 126 Hanibal Street, Blossburg, died Wednesday, July 4, 1973, at his home. He was born December 29, 1906, in Blossburg, a son of William and Lucy Diehr Reese. Mr. Reese was a retired employe of J.P. Ward Foundries Company. He was a past master of Bloss Lodge 350, F&AM, and was a representative to the Grand Lodge.  He was a member of the Williamsport Consistory and Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre, where he was chairman of the membership committee for Tioga County.  He was secretary of the Tioga County Shrine Club, a member of the Zafar Grotto, South Williamsport, and a representative to the Imperial Council, Irem Temple, Seattle, Washington.  He was also a member of the Williamsport Shrine Club and the Osceola Republican Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Sechrist, and a son, William, of Vestal, NY. The funeral was held at Adams', Main Street, Blossburg.  Burial was in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty. The Rev. Guy Camp, pastor of Friedens Lutheran Church officiated.

 

REPARD Kenneth Eugene Repard

73, of 28 Hebe Lane, Liberty, died after a battle with cancer Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, surrounded by his family. Born February 6, 1940 in Liberty, he was the son of Clinton and Gladys (Brion) Repard. He was self-employed as an excavation contractor. Ken was a life member of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department and the Liberty Lutheran Church. Surviving are his children, Perry, Liberty, Rob and wife Linnea, Wellsboro, Tim and wife Brenda, Austin, TX, and Troy and wife Amy, Liberty. Grandchildren are Heath, Tinecia, Brett, and Natasha Repard, Broc and Taynton Repard, Raelyn and Dawson Jordan, and Chelsea and Tyler Repard; great-grandson Easton Michael Repard, to be born this fall. Also surviving are sisters, Joyce and husband Roy Reed, Wellsboro, and Diann and her late husband Jerry Repard, Quakertown; a brother, Ralph and wife Gloria Repard, Owego, NY; and the mother of Kenny's sons, Dixie Perry; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Friday, March 22, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, also Saturday at the Liberty Lutheran Church from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Richard Mowery officiating. Interment will follow at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery. Donations may be directed to American Cancer Society , Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, Liberty, PA 16930Star Gazette – March 21, 2013

 

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 Francis C. Roupp, 90, of Liberty, died at 2 pm Sunday May 6, 1973, in the Williamsport Hospital where he had been a surgical patient since April 16. He was born at Eastpoint on April 6, 1883, a son of Joseph and Elmira Harer Roupp. He was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church and had been its Sunday School superintendent for many years. Mr. Roupp owned and operated a general store in Liberty before retiring.  He was a graduate of the former Mansfield Normal School. He was a member of Bloss Lodge 350, F&AM; the Williamsport Consistory; the Laurel Hill Game and Forestry Club, of which he was a past president, and the Liberty Knights of Pythias Lodge. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Schmelzle; a son, Francis C. Jr., of Athens, a daughter, Miss Berniece Roupp, of Rome, NY, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held Wednesday in the Church.  Burial was in Frieden's Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne E. Walters, his pastor, officiated.

MICHAEL A. (SPUD) ROUPP, 24 of RR1, Liberty, PA died Jan. 6, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born December 1, 1972 in Williamsport, he was the son of Alan and Barbara Mase Roupp.  Mr. Roupp graduated from Liberty High School in 1991 where he participated in basketball, tennis and soccer.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bloomsburg University in 1995, in business administration and marketing.  Mr. Roupp was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed many sports, golf, basketball and fishing.  He was an A.Y.S.O. soccer referee and a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.  His pastimes included collecting sports cards and spending time with his dog, Sassy.  Surviving along with his parents are: sister and brother-in-law, Lori and Tom Nelson; maternal grandparents, Foster and Winifred Mase; paternal grandparents, Robert and Marge Roupp all of Liberty; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at the William Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg with the Rev. Daniel May, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.  The family suggests donations in Michael’s memory be made to: The Michael Roupp Memorial Fund, c/o Liberty Lutheran Church, PO Box 52, Liberty, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

ROUPP Robert R. Roupp

88, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the Gate House, Williamsport. Born Jan. 31, 1925, in Blossburg, the son of Ross and Lela Chapman Roupp. On Dec. 2, 1946, Bob married Marjorie Beck; they celebrated 66 years of marriage. Bob was a United States Navy veteran, serving during World War ll. He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty. He enjoyed spending time with his woodworking. Surviving Bob are his wife, Marge; son, Alan (Barbara) Roupp of Liberty; daughter, Linda (Charles) Duda of Liberty; grandchildren, Lori (Tom), Heather, Benjamin, Alison (Zach); great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Taylor, Jaclyn; sister, Joyce Lloyd and brother, Ross Roupp. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Michael. Friends may call Saturday Aug. 24 at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty from 10 a.m. until noon. Funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Richard Adams officiating; interment will follow in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, Brick Church Rd. Liberty, Pa. 16930 or to The Gate House, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 23, 2013

 

JAMES H. ‘POPS’ ROUTE SR. age 73 of Liberty died May 12, 2003 at home while surrounded by his loving family.  Born October 7, 1929 in Ralston he was a son of Alfred and Irene Teribury Route.  Jim was employed by Tri County Electric for over 30 years until his retirement in. 1992.  He was an avid bowler, outdoorsman and enjoyed traveling.  Jim loved to fish, but especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren at the family’s pond.  He was a member of the Friedens Lutheran Church in Liberty, the Arnot Sportsmen’s Club and the Wellsboro Moose Lodge.  Surviving are three sons, Jim Jr. (Ellen), Charles (Brenda), Larry (Dee) Route, all of Liberty; two daughters, Sharon (Richard) Alexander and Betty (Dave) Wilber all of Liberty; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mae Vroman of Elmira; two brothers, Paul Route of Ralston and Gordon Route of Roaring Branch.  He was predeceased by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Nedra Loudenslager Route; a son, Dale Route; a brother, Alfred “Stub” Route; and a sister, Betty Jane Route.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 P.m. Wednesday at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.  The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Liberty Lutheran Church with Rev. David Byerly officiating.  Friends may also call one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  Burial will be held in the Friedens Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Laurel Home Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA or the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

FRANK R. SAWYER, 87, Liberty, died October 10, 1995 at home following an extended illness.  Born in Liberty, May 29, 1908, he was a son of the late Amos and Emma (Raker) Sawyer.  He and his brother, Walter, who died August 7, 1995 owned and operated the Sawyer Bros. Hardware-Furniture Store and Garage until their retirement in 1975.  Mr. Sawyer was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church, Bloss Lodge #350 F.&A.M., the Williamsport Consistory, Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre, the Liberty Volunteer Fire Co. and was a life member of both the Liberty Area Historical Society and the Tioga County Historical Society.  He is survived by a sister, Leah K. Sawyer, Franklin, PA; a brother-in-law, Guy A. Shaffer, Liberty.  The funeral and committal services were held October 13 from the Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Interment was in Freidens Cemetery, Lycoming County with pastor Vickey Jordon officiating.  The family suggests that memorials be made in Mr. Sawyer’s memory to the Liberty Vo. Fire Co., Duane Huffman, P.O. Box 126, Liberty, Pa.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

SCHMOUDER Delbert Schmouder Sr.

85, of Liberty, died Wednesday, March, 28, 2012. Born Dec. 4, 1926, in Jackson Township, Liberty, he was the son of Alton and Nancy Mitstifer Schmouder. Delbert and his wife, the former June Rider, celebrated 61 years of marriage; they married Feb. 2, 1951. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. Delbert was employed by J.P. Ward Foundry, Blossburg, from 1958 until retirement in 1989. He was a member of the Liberty VFW and a lifetime member of Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg. Delbert enjoyed yard work, gardening and hunting; and especially spending time with his grandchildren.  Surviving Delbert in addition to his wife June of Liberty, are his children, Delbert (Wilma) Schmouder Jr. of Morris, Dennis Schmouder of Sebring, Donna Ostrom of Morris, Teresa (Danny) Swearinger of Ohio, Julie (Gary) Confair of Liberty and AnnMarie Schmouder of Liberty; a sister, Dorothy Miller of N.J.; and brother, Lehman Schmouder of Liberty; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers, and also grandson Staff Sergeant Ryan Ostrom, having been killed in Iraq in 2005.  Family and friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Saturday March 31, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral service will follow the viewing at 1 p.m. with Rev. Carolyn Simonds officiating.  A memorial service and burial will be held at Friedens Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.  The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to Staff Sergeant Ryan Ostrom Courtyard Memorial Fund, c/o C&N Bank, Liberty, PA 16930.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 30, 2012

 

FRANKLIN R. SCHMOUDER
 Franklin R. Schmouder, 49, of Liberty, died Sunday, June 2, 1963.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Alice Yeagle Schmouder; sons, Richard and Robert, both at home; daughters, Mrs. Rollin Heatley of Liberty, Mary Anne Schmouder, at home; mother, Mrs. Nancy Schmouder, of Liberty; brothers, Delbert, Russell, Lehman and Dean, all of Liberty; sisters, Mrs. John Bruchlacher, of Liberty, Mrs. G.E. Kilmer, of Volant, Pa., Mrs. Glenn Miller, of Englishtown, NJ, Mrs. John Douglas of Jersey Shore.  Funeral was held at the Bastian Funeral Home, Liberty, on Wednesday at 3 pm, the Rev. Jason Hollopeter officiating.  Burial in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.

 

SCHMOUDER - Thelma P. Douglass, 79, of Yale Ave. Williamsport, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital. Born November 22, 1928, in Liberty, she was a daughter of Alton and Nancy Mitstifer Schmouder. Surviving are two sons Robert E. (Cheryl) Douglass of Oval and James A. (Patty) Douglass of Jersey Shore, one granddaughter, Audra, three brothers Delbert and Lehman Schmouder both of Liberty, Dean Schmouder of Williamsport, a sister Dorothy Miller of New Jersey, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by five siblings Earl, Franklin, and Russell Schmouder, and two sisters Mabel Brucklacher and Anna Kilmer. In keeping with Thelma’s wishes there will no viewing and a graveside service will be held for family and friends at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Friedens Cemetery, Liberty. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Thelma’s name may be made to The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1110 Grampian Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements entrusted to Sanders Mortuary. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, 10 May 2008

SEBRING JONATHAN
The Wellsboro Agitator, March 25, 1879 – Page 3 Columns 5-6
Jonathan Sebring - Another one of the pioneer settlers of Liberty township has died.  On the 6th of March, 1879, Mr. Jonathan Sebring died at his residence in Sauk county, Wisconsin, where he removed from Liberty in the year 1855.  He was 96 years, 6 months and 6 days old at the time of his death.  Mr. Sebring was born in Bucks county in the year 1783 and came to the township of Liberty about the year 1812, at which time there were but six families all told living in the wild region of country that now composes the flourishing townships of Liberty in Tioga county and Jackson in Lycoming county.  Mr. Sebring for a number of years after settling in Liberty with his wife and several small children was under the necessity of going down to the west branch valley for his scanty supplies of four and meal for his family to subsist on; and more than once I’m told, brought home his small grist on his back, traveling on foot through the unbroken forest paths of that early day.  And for his supply of salt he had to make pilgrimages to Ithaca, N.Y.  For meat he had to depend on wild game that the wilderness at that time so much abounded in.  I am told that had it not been for the plentitudes of venison and trout more than once Mr. Sebring and his family would have been in a state of starvation.  I have often in years gone by heard Mr. Sebring and my father, who came to Liberty about the same early day, relate the great hardships and privations they had to pass through for a number of years after they first settled in their wilderness home.  The thrilling accounts they gave of the fearful encounters they had with the wolves, bears, panthers, catamounts and wildcats were sufficient to raise the hair on an inexperienced man’s head.  When I meditate on the trials, sufferings and great sacrifices that the first settlers of our kinship had to pass through in order to rear up their large families of children, I think we, their posterity, should ever cherish the memory of our noble-hearted ancestors.  Buried in Friedens Cemetery.

SHEFFER –RUTH PARKER.  In the early hours of October 24, 1999 Ruth (Sheffer) Parker, 100, once the oldest resident of East Point diedquietly at Valley View Health Care Center in Montoursville.  Born on the family farm in Liberty Township, Tioga County on January 10, 1899, she was the daughter of Frank and Lillian (Schanbacher) Sheffer.  She attended the East Point School, finishing the eight grade.  She was courted by a young man named Gordon Parker and after being united in Holy Matrimony they began the task of running the family farm.  Together they raised two sons and a daughter.  In 1945 they turned the farming operation over to their son Gerald and moved into Liberty Borough.  Never one to be idle, she went to work for Wundies in Liberty, retiring when she turned 65.  Her beloved Gordon diedin 1977.  She was a lifetime member of the East Point United Methodist Church and was active in the East Point Ladies Aid Society, the Sebring Grange, the Liberty Historical Society and the Robert Snyder V.F.W. Post Ladies Auxiliary.  She also kept busy gardening and crocheting.  Surviving are her sons, Llewlyn “Pete” Parker and Gerald “Buzz” Parker, both of Liberty; daughter, Geraldine Brfettenbach, Carlisle, PA; brother, Harold Sheffer, Green Valley, AZ; sisters, Stella Folmer, Williamsport, PA; Myra Shultz, Montoursville, PA; 13 grandchildren, 28 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Gibson.  Services were conducted from the East Point United Methodist Church, October 26 with the Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating.  Interment was in Friedens Cemetery.  Professional services were entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, N. Center St., Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SHINN - Earl Shinn, 90, of 857 Covered Bridge Road, Liberty, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at Valley View Nursing Center, Montoursville, Pa. He was born May 16, 1919 in Liberty, Pa., the son of Earl and Clela (Brion) Shinn. Earl was married to Marie (Kramer) Shinn on Oct. 30, 1943 in Atkinson, Nebraska. They shared 57 years of marriage before her passing on Aug. 21, 2001. Earl was a lifelong dairy farmer. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Robert F. Snyder Post No. 6755 in Liberty, Pa. Earl served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he flew against the Japanese in the Aleutian Islands Campaign. He was trained to perform various jobs for the Army Air Corp; he was an aircraft mechanic and served as an aerial engineer while in flight. He also was a gunnery instructor for the bomber turret weapons which included the 30 and 50 caliber machine guns. His experience as a gunner earned him a recognition banquet at the Last Frontier Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Earl also was one of the first candidates to go through aviation cadet pilot training. One of the things he really enjoyed was deer hunting. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law Earlene "Missie" (Gordon) Colson of Hendersonville, TN; two sons and daughter-in-law, Donald "Guy" (Jo Ann) Shinn of Liberty, PA and Alan "Pete" (Marcia) Shinn of Roaring Branch, PA; a granddaughter, Romy (Frank) Piccolella of Liberty, PA, and two great-grandsons. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, PA on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and at Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Huckfeldt officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA or to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Robert F. Snyder Post #6755, Liberty, PA. Please join the family after the service for lunch and fellowship. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, January 17, 2010

SMITH - Raymond B. (Herb) Smith, 85, of Blossburg, died Monday April 13, 2009, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born on Feb. 18, 1924, in Liberty, he was the son of Cletus and Elva Brion Smith. On June 28, 1947, Raymond married the former Joyce Llewellyn; they were married for 52 years until her death on Oct. 11, 1999.  Raymond was a World War II United States Army veteran having served in the European Theater; where he was awarded The Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Stars. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg. He enjoyed and was well known in the community for his outdoor Christmas decorations. He was also an avid sports fan of North Penn High School. Surviving are his sons, Larry D. (Jean) Smith of Blossburg; Garry L. Smith of Parkville, Md.; Terry R. (Martha) Smith of Harrisburg; Jeffery L. (Joanne) Smith of Jordan, N.Y.; also six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Smith. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, and Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jason Guillaume will officiate. Burial will follow in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg. - Mansfield Gazette, April 15, 2009

 

SNYDER Alma K. Brion

91, of Liberty, died Wednesday March, 14, 2012, at The Williamsport Home. Born May 28, 1920, in Nauvoo, she was the daughter of Ward and Clara Fick Snyder. Alma married Robert F. Brion Dec. 24, 1940; he preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1994.  Alma was co-owner of Bob's Holiday Market in Liberty. She was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church where for 30 years she was a volunteer organist, pianist, and choir director, also a member of Liberty Lutheran Church Women, Liberty Garden Club, Liberty Area Republican Women, and Sebring Grange. She was the founder of Liberty Widows Club. Alma was an avid bowler and golfer, she volunteered for 15 years at the LPGA Corning Classic. Alma is survived by son, Lyle and his wife Elaine Brion, Liberty; daughter, Karen and her husband, Hiland Sanders, Clifton Park, N.Y..; grandchildren, Daniel King, Andrew King, Rachel Sanders, Robert E. (Kimberly) Brion, Steven W. (Jocelyn) Brion; great-grandchildren, Cory, Tyler, and Emily Brion, and Willow and Hunter Brion, and Cody Ketter.  Family will receive friends Monday, March 19, at the Liberty Lutheran Church from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carolyn Simonds officiating.  The family will supply the flowers, if desired memorial donations may be directed to The Liberty Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.   Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 20, 2012  (note:  headstone is in Friedens Cemetery)

 

STREAMER -      Mrs. Phebe Bastian, Scenic Knolls, Bloomsburg, wife of Clair M. Bastian, retired funeral director, died at the Bloomsburg Hospital on October 2, 1972, after a sudden illness.  She was the daughter of the late Rev. Charles R. Streamer and Mary Phipps Streamer born in Lionville, Pa. May 29, 1902.  She was a resident of Wellsboro for 32 years, where she worked with her husband in his business.  In 1959 the Bastians moved to Bloomsburg where she also assisted her husband until their retirement in 1967.  Mrs. Bastian was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg; and a member of and former officer of the Golden Age Club of the same church, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Bloomsburg, the Scenic Knolls Club, and the Bloomsburg Delta Club in which she held several offices.  Surviving besides her husband are the following children: Mrs. Marcella Dee Colaw, Horseheads, N.Y.; Mrs. Erma Jeanne Strickland, Bainbridge, Penna.; Miss Lida Marie Bastian, Apple Valley, Calif.; Mr. Charles M. Bastian, at home; one sister, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Middlesworth, Auburn, Calif.; Mr. Paul P. Streamer, Boulder, Colo.; Mr. Charles T. Streamer, Burlingame, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4, 1972 at the Liberty Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Robert R. Croyle, retired Methodist minister of Bloomsburg officiating.  Burial was at the Friedens Cemetery, Liberty, Penna.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of the John H. Shaw Funeral Home, Milton, Penna.

ERNEST L. TAYLOR, 79, a resident of Liberty Township died August 9, 1996 in the emergency room at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born at Cogan House, February 11, 1917 he was a son of the late Merton and Minnie Miller Taylor.  Mr. Taylor was a member of the Friedens Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA; was an Army Air Corps Veteran of WW II having served with the 305th troop Carrier Squadron of the 9th Air Force; was a recipient of an Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart while serving 10 months in the European Theater as a First Lieutenant; was a member of the National WW II Glider Pilots Association; a life member of the Liberty VFW Post; a member of the Sugar Hill Hunting Club and a past member of the Northeastern Milk Producers Association.  He, with his wife and son, had run the family farm for 47 years.  In addition to his wife of 47 years, Mary Raker Taylor, survivors include; son, Mike Taylor at home; grandson, Mike Jr.; brothers, Max Taylor, Linden, PA, Joseph, Williamsport and Frank Montoursville; sister, Mrs. Evelyn Updegraff, Williamsport; several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service was held August 12 at 11 a.m. in the Friedens Lutheran Church with Pastor Daniel May officiating assisted by Vicar Gretchen Gustman.  Interment was in Friedens Cemetery.  Arrangements by the Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg.

MICHAEL J. TAYLOR, SR, Roaring Branch, PA died on September 2, 2005 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born May 26, 1953, in the Williamsport Hospital, he was the only child of Ernest L. Taylor and Mary (Raker) Taylor.  He was a life long and very successful diary farmer in Liberty Township, having started to work on his family farm as a boy and taking it over from his father.  Mr. Taylor was a member of Freidens Lutheran Church and a 1971 graduate of Liberty High School where he was a member of the FFA and was the treasurer of the local FFA chapter.  He was awarded FFA’s Keystone Farmer degree in 1971.  he was a member and director of Sugar Hill Hunting Club, a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge in Liberty, a member of the VFW in Sebring and a member of the PA Farm Bureau and Dairy Farmers of America.  He was a Farmall/International Harvester enthusiast.  He had a good sense of humor and a friendly way and will be greatly missed by many people.  Surviving are his loving son, Michael J. Taylor, Jr., who resided with him; aunt Winifred M. Raker, Roaring Branch, who helped raise his son and helped him in the farm household; uncle, Robert J. Raker (Clesta), Liberty; and many cousins, friends, and neighbors with whom he was very close.  He was predeceased by his father on August 9, 1996 and mother on November 16, 1997.  The funeral was held at the Friedens Lutheran Church, Sept. 6 with Rev. David Byerly officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family. (Freidens Lutheran Cemetery).  The family suggest contributions be made to the FFA in care of Liberty High School.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

THOMAS CHARLOTTE M STANTON
Age 91, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of O'Gorman Street, Elmira, NY, diedSunday, July 22, 2007, at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL. Mrs. Stanton was born July 7, 1916 in AuSable Forks, NY, the daughter of the late William and Hazel Cobb Thomas. She moved to Vero Beach in 2004 from Elmira. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing cards with her family members. Survivors include her daughter, Jean Wright of Vero Beach, FL; sister, Julia Thomas of AuSable Forks, NY; stepdaughters, Janice Keller of Elmira, NY, Linda Wood of Wellsburg, NY; stepsons, Mervin Stanton of Wellsburg, and Lynn Stanton of South Carolina; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several step grandchildren also survive. Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Jennings Bryon Stanton; son, Harold Bola, Jr.; brothers, Tommy, William, John and Claude Thomas; sister, Sue Thomas; foster child, Mary Jane Cornell; stepdaughter, Joyce Cain; and stepson, Marvin Stanton. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, July 27, 2007, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. with Reverend James Carr officiating. Interment will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Foundation, 110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

Wellsboro Gazette
March 21, 1907
ISAAC B. WERLINE, aged 69 years died at his home in the borough on Thursday evening, February 28.  He had been sick with the grip about a week when it developed into pneumonia. He sank very rapidly until death relieved him of his sufferings. Mr. Werline was born in Liberty, April 11, 1837, and always lived here excepting a few years in Williamsport, PA, where he learned the saddler’s trade.  He returned to this place and started into business and had been very successful.  His father, Isaac B. Werline, was one of the early settlers of Liberty, who came here from Sunbury in 1828, made himself a home and raised a family of 9 children. The deceased is survived by his wife to whom he was married 42 years ago and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Merrell of this place.  Also, one sister, Mrs. Samuel Hartman; 4 brothers; JJ Werline and William Werline of Liberty, DR Werline of Canton, and Charles Werline of Dennison, Texas.  Mr. Werline was well and favorably known.  He was a kind neighbor and friend and had been a faithful member of the church about 40 years.  The church and community sustain a great loss in his death.The funeral was held in the Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, March 3rd, The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at the (Brick Church) – Frieden’s Evangelical Cemetery.  Submitted by: geopeg@adelphia.net

WERLINE - PHOEBE CRIST, 83 of 1320 Dewey Ave. died early today, Friday, February 19, 1960, after an extended illness.  She was the widow of Miles Crist.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Janice Scruggs and Mrs. Charles Randall, both of this city, and Mrs. Jerry Iverson, San Fernando Valley, Calif., and a son, Lester of Los Angeles, Calif.  Burial – Friedens Evangelical Cemetery.   Submitted by geopeg@roadrunner.com.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - February 19, 1960

WERLINE WILLIAM O
Wellsboro Gazette
September 22,1938
Liberty – WILLIAM O. WERLINE,71, died Sunday evening at his home in Liberty. He is survived by one sister,  MRS. MILES CRIST of Williamsport. Funeral services held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the Liberty Funeral Parlors.  Internment was in Frieden’s Cemetery.  The Reverend Stock officiating.  Submitted by:  Peg Boyce -  geopeg@adelphia.net

WERLINE WILLIAM O.
Wellsboro Gazette - September 22,1938
Liberty – WILLIAM O. WERLINE,71, died Sunday evening at his home in Liberty. He is survived by one daughter,  MRS. MILES CRIST of Williamsport. Funeral services held at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the Liberty Funeral Parlors. Internment was in Frieden’s Cemetery.  The Reverend Stock officiating.  Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce geopeg@adelphia.net   ******* Joyce – Sorry for any inconvenience.  William O. is a son to William G. Werline and I can’t find any record of his ever being married.  In fact, in all census reports, he resides with father, William G., in his adult years and helps work the farm.   The newspaper stated that Mrs. Miles(PHOEBE WERLINE) Crist was a surviving daughter in the original clip that I sent to you and that is incorrect!!!  William O.Werline is actually a brother to Phoebe (Mrs. Miles Crist). I made a correction to this newspaper article and am resubmitting it to you. He is buried in the Friedens Cemetery along with William G. and Eva Maria Werline, his parents.  Peg Boyce   - Phoebe Werline Crist is my great grandmother.

Lew C. WHEELAND , age 79, of RR 2, Middlebury Center, PA, and formerly of Pissburgh and Cleveland, died March 27, 1999 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA.  Born November 17, 1919 in Liberty, PA, he was the son of the late Robert F. and Clarissa rion Wheeland.  Lew was a 1942 graduate of Penn State with a degree in electrical engineering and worked at Westinghouse and US Steel in Pittsburgh unti his retirement in 1982.  A Navy veteran of WWII, he lived in Middlebury Center since 1990.  He was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, the Association of Iron and Steel Workers ad the Black Wolf Rod and Gun Club in Liberty.  Lew was a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris J. Persun Wheeland, at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Clair Dobson of Tiffin, OH and Laura and Michael Steele of Troy; son, and daughter-in-law, Dr. Richard A. and Deborah Wheeland of Troy; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Joyce Wheeland of Liberty; sister and brother-in-law, Elmina and Paul Beck of Surprise, AZ; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Services were held at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church in Wellsboro on March 30 with the Rev. Fred E. Hickok officiating and burial to be in the Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty, PA. Arrangements were by the Tussey-Mosher funeral Home in Wellsboro.  Memorials may be sent to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Queen and Main St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.   Troy Gazette Register

Harley WILSON
Harley Wilson, 87, of Trout Run, PA, and formerly of Long Valley NJ, diedpeacefully at home on October 18, 2007.  Born on January 30, 1920 in Trout Run, he was the son of the late Luther and Edna (Hilborn) Wilson. After graduating from Penn State University in 1941 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Forestry, Harley served our country during WWII with the U.S. Army’s 928th Engineers Aviation Regiment. He saw action in Normandy and Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals.  On November 16, 1946 Harley married the former Ruth Marshall in Liberty, PA. They were blessed with over 52 years together and raised three children before her passing on Dec. 12, 1998. The Wilson’s lived in the Long Valley, NJ area for over 40 years where Harley was a self-employed Land Surveyor. He also worked with the Army Corps of Engineers building the dikes along the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Sunbury and Wilkes-Barre. Harley was a member of the Chester NJ Community Presbyterian Church, New Jersey’s Washington Township Historical Society and Library, also The Lycoming Creek Anglers and Trout Unlimited. He enjoyed dry fly fishing for trout, Penn State Football and the New York Yankees.  Surviving are two daughters, Sherry Wilson Holst of Doylestown, PA and Linda Wilson of Hackettstown, NJ.  Mr. Wilson was predeceased by his wife Ruth and his son Craig in 1998.  Calling hours will be 11 – 12 noon Monday at the Friedens Lutheran Church in Liberty, PA. The funeral service will be held at noon with the Rev. David Byerly officiating. Interment will follow in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to the Deacon’s Ministry Fund of the Chester Community Presbyterian Church, 220 Main St. P.O. Box 148 Chester, NJ 07930. Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is handling arrangements

YEAGLE - ALICE C. SCHMOUDER
 Alice C. Schmouder, 73, of Liberty, died Saturday, March 30, 1996, at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. Born Oct. 13, 1923, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Ralph W. and Myrtle Cottington Yeagle. She was a housewife and enjoyed crafts. She was a member of the Canton Methodist Church. Preceding her in death was her husband, Franklin R., in 1963, a son, Richard R., a grandson, Richard R. Jr. and a daughter-in-law, Connie Starkweather Schmouder. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Ronald Heatley Sr. of Wellsboro and Mary and Jack Barr of Liberty; a son, Robert R. Sr. of Arnot; two sisters, Peg and Pat, and a brother, Bill Yeagle, all of Millport, NY; seven grandchildren, Treana Moniz, Annette Fry, Ronald Heatley Jr., Robert Schmouder Jr., Richard Schmouder, Tina Tomes and Franklin Barr; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Monday, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Liberty Lutheran Church. The Revs. David Schultz and Daniel May officiated. Burial was made in the Friedens Cemetery, Liberty. Donations may be made to the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.

CLARENCE J. ZUKER
 Clarence J. Zuker, 71, of 209 East Main St., Westfield, died Thursday, Sept. 24 at home. Born Aug. 30, 1916 in Liberty, he was the son of William H. and Effie Zuker. An army veteran of World War II, he was a member and Past Commander of the Westfield American Legion.  He was also a member of the Knoxville VFW, the Westfield area Lions Club and the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame. He is survived by a nephew, William C. Zuker and a niece, Sandra Dixon, both of Rochester, NY. Funeral services were held at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield Saturday, Sept. 26 with the Rev. Donald Slaybaugh officiating. Burial was made in Freidens Lutheran Cemetery in Liberty. 


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