Nelson Cemetery, Nelson Township, Tioga County PA
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.
ALLEN Alton "Eli" Age 74, of Lakeview Drive, Nelson, PA, diedAugust 17, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born November 11, 1931 in Arlington, KY, the son of William and Ruby Allen. He retired in 1993 after working for "36" years as a "pipe-fitter" for Dresser-Rand. He was a former chief of the Nelson Fire Dept. and one of the founding fathers of the Tioga County Bass Anglers Assn. Eli played fast pitch softball for many years and was elected to the Cowanesque Valley Basketball Hall of Fame. He was very active in the Elkland Youth Baseball/Softball Assn. Eli was an avid hunter and fisherman and will always be remembered for his chicken barbecues. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during the Korean Conflict. Survived by: son, Marshall Allen, Nelson, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Martin and Fran Allen, Knoxville, PA, Manley and Paula Allen, Elkland, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Marnita and Jim Neuman, Baldwinsville, NY; nine grandchildren, Danielle, Amanda, Jennifer, Josh and Melissa Allen, Nathan, Whitney, Spencer and Mallory Neuman; brothers, William "Dub", Harold Payne, Alfred and David Allen, all Kentucky; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie in 2002; and four sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell Offc. Burial in Nelson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations maybe made to the Elkland Youth Baseball/Softball Assn. in Eli's memory. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/19/06
Tioga Co. Agitator - Jan 22, 1868
Harvey Andrews - On Sunday, Jan. 5, at his residence in Nelson, Tioga Co, Pa., after a short and painful illness, Harvey Andrews, in the 67th year of his age.
BAKER Anna M
Corning Evening Leader – Wednesday, March 25, 193
NELSON, Pa. Mar. 25 — The death of Mrs. Dana Learn, 79, occurred at her home In Nelson Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock. Mrs. Learn leaves her husband and the following children: Claude, George and Clair of Nelson; Mrs. Clyde Beiver and William Learn of Lawrenceville and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral service was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home and burial was In Nelson.
Mrs. Clarence Johns, aged 41 years, died at the Corning hospital last Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, following an illness of pneumonia. She was born in Tompkins, Pa. Her maiden name was Lovina Ball. She had lived in Corning for the past six years. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Arnold, aged 14 years, Dorothy, aged 9 years, and Kenneth, aged 7 years; her father, John A. Ball, of Corning, and five brothers, Herbert Ball, of Tompkins, Roy Ball, of Montour Falls, Thomas Ball, of Driftwood, Pa.; Fred Ball, a soldier in the US. Army, and Raymond Ball, of the battleship Utah. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church at Nelson Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock; burial at Nelson. Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918
Mrs. Clarence Johns - The remains of Mrs. Clarence Johns, of Corning, were brought here at noon Monday. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church at 1 o'clock. Rev. Henry Goodrich officiating; burial in the Nelson cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918
The Wellsboro Agitator, June 18, 1902
BAXTER - Ex-County Commissioner William H. Baxter, aged 70, died on the 7th instant at his home in Nelson, where most of his life had been spent. Mr. Baxter was stricken with apoplexy on April 17th and suffered another stroke on May 3rd when he lost the power of speech. The deceased was born in Delaware county, NY, but removed to Nelson with his parents in boyhood. In 1853 he married Miss Philena Johnson, who died less than two years ago. He is survived by three children: Mrs. Dora Tubbs, and Mrs. Florence Croffut, and by one son, Jesse. Mr. Baxter became County Commissioner in 1884, with Messrs. John Karr and William Kimball. He was postmaster of Nelson for four years from 1896 and had held other offices, being town clerk at the time of his death. Mr. Baxter’s funeral was held in Nelson on the afternoon of the 9th instant, Rev. L.A. Davis officiating. The attendance included many Odd Fellows, of whose organization the deceased was a member.
BLACKWELL ENOCH ARDEN
Enoch A. Blackwell, 93, of 103 Close Ave., Elkland, died Sunday, March 1, 1992, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 13, 1898, in Nelson, he was the son of Enoch Charles and Philine Preston Blackwell. During his early years in Elkland he was secretary-treasurer of the Osceola Home for Children. He was one of the founding members of the American Legion and a charter member of the Elkland Lions Club. He was one of the oldest living members of Beechers Island Presbyterian Church, Nelson. He was the oldest living native of Nelson; the oldest living member and past master of Osceola Lodge #421 F. & A.M. In 1926 he was secretary treasurer of Nelson Dairy Co., later chief clerk of Nestles Food Co., of Lawrenceville, and eventually chief clerk and treasurer of Standard Oil, Elmira, N.Y. In 1922 he became secretary treasurer of Bostick Ford Motor Co., Lawrenceville. In 1925 he went to work for Pattison National Bank Elkland as assistant cashier later he became cashier assistant vice president. When Pattison National Bank merged with Citizen and Northern Bank he was elected vice-president and director. He retired from Citizens and Northern Bank, remaining on the board of directors as an emerti. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora M. Blackwell, Feb. 2 1987 Surviving are one son an daughter-in-law, Enoch Dellivan and Teas Blackwell, of Hamden, Conn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mariam and Earl Bliss, of Liberty; one daughter, Caroline Mae Gale, of Littleton, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Tuesday, March 3, at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., Elkland. Services were held Wednesday, March 4 at the funeral home. The Rev. Bert More and the Rev. Paul Wilcox officiated. Burial was made at Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, The family provided the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Beechers Island Presbyterian. Church, Nelson.
BLACKWELL ENOCH CHARLES
Enoch C. Blackwell, proprietor of Blackwell's Mills, of Nelson, died at 11:20 o'clock October 30 1927 Sunday night, at the Sayre hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital for three weeks. Born in Nelson, 60 years ago, Mr. Blackwell had for many years taken an outstanding part in borough affairs Several times he had been elected to village offices and at the time of his death was assessor. He was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity. Surviving his death are his wife, Mrs. Lena Preston Blackwell, and two sons Enoch Blackwell, of Elkland, Pa, and Preston Blackwell Of Nelson, and one daughter, Ruth Blackwell at home the funeral will be held at 2 O’clock Wednesday afternoon burial in the nelson cemetery. The Elkland Lodge F &A.M will have charge of the services at the grave
BLISS - Mrs. Lillian Bliss Finch, 84, of Elkland, died Sunday, March 22, 1959. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Betsy Hill of Lindley, Mrs. Jennie Young of Tioga, Mrs. Mary Thomas of Mainesburg, Mrs. Elsie Whitney of Nelson; brother, Newell Bliss of Tioga; sister, Mrs. Mae Buck of Tioga, Mrs. Mildred Gardner of Hornell; 24 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral was in Elkland Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Amundsen officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, March 1959
Wellsboro Agitator – November 6, 1907
--Mr. Lyman Bliss, a lifelong resident of Nelson, died at his home in that borough on Monday, October 28, aged 61 years. He was born in Milan, N.Y. He served during the Civil War in the 207th Regt, Pa Vols., and was a member of Nelson Post, G. A. R. He is survived by four sons and four daughters: George, of Painted Post, N.Y.; Lyman, of Gang Mills, N.Y.; Leon, of Academy Corners, Pa.; and Newell, of Farmington; Mrs. May Buck and Mrs. Mildred Bailey, of Painted Post, N.Y.; and Miss Lily Finch, of Nelson. Funeral services were held last Wednesday at the Nelson Presbyterian church; Rev. G. H. Goodrich and Rev. Mr. Colclough officiating; burial in the Nelson cemetery.
BOTTOM - From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kathy Sarber)
Village Saddened and Shocked by Passing of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bottom
Two of Elkland’s Oldest Citizens Found Dead in Bed Last Thursday Afternoon
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bottom of Elkland were found dead in bed at 5:30 p.m., Thursday by representatives of the Kenyon Funeral Home and Police Office Crane. According to Coroner Harry Williams the death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. The aging couple had been missing by neighbors since, January 1st., but since it was believed that they were visiting a son, Gordon, residing in Buffalo, no effort was made to investigate their absence. Charles Norton, a close fried of the old people, in recovering from illness, refused to believe that the Bottoms had journeyed to Buffalo, without advising him. Examining the exterior of the Bottom home he noted the screen doors, both front and rear, were hiked from the inside. He then confirmed his suspicions by telephoning the son in Buffalo, who revealed that he had no word from his parents in some time. Mr. Norton then called police officer Crane, who forced entrance of the E. Main St., home, accompanied by Morticians Thorne Kenyon and Charles Kenyon, and friends Charles Fisk and Kenneth Coleman. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Bottom were found in a down stairs bedroom, in which an open gas fire was still flaming. An accumulation of unread newspapers upon the porch indicated the deaths took place on or about January 1st. The bodies were removed to the Kenyon Funeral Home. Fred Bottom was born, August 29, 1869 in Farmington Township and spent his entire life in the vicinity of the Cowanesque Valley. One of the valleys oldest residents, he helped lay the road bed, between Elkland and Cowanesque for the Fall Brook Railroad (now the N.Y.C.) and at the time of his death was a valued employee of the Elkland Leather Co. A double funeral service was conducted at the Kenyon Funeral Home, the Rev. Frank Russell officiating. Mr. Bottom was buried at Nelson, Saturday and Mrs. Bottom at Tioga, Sunday.
Mrs. Rebecca Lugg died at her home in Nelson on Saturday, the 16th instant, aged 54 years. Mrs. Lugg had been an invalid for some time, but her death was a shock to her relatives and friends, who had supposed that she was improving. Acute Bright's disease was the immediate cause of her death. She leaves four children to mourn her loss---C. B. Lugg, Mrs. Alta Evans, Mrs. Oscar Cole, and Mrs. Jesse Howe; also a sister Mrs. Dolly Campbell, and one brother, Jerome Bottom, besides numerous relatives and friends. The funeral was held on Monday in the Presbyterian church, she having long been a member of that society. Rev. Mr. Armstrong preached an excellent sermon. Beautiful flowers---roses, carnations and similax covered the casket as they laid her remains beside those of her husband, who died five years ago. Friends were present from Bradford, Wellsboro, Elkland, Corning and Elmira.
BOYD John "Jack" A. Jr.
Age 77, of 329 Bottom Hill Road, Lawrenceville, PA, diedThursday, April 9, 2009, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born April 9, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of John and Mary Jane Kelly Boyd Sr. John received a Master's degree in Geology from the University of Pittsburgh and worked for TEXACO for 32 years, retiring in 1987. He was instrumental in the initial discovery of oil offshore China. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Seruset Boyd; niece, Pamela Waggoner Taubert, Coconut Creek, FL; and grandniece, Sophie Taubert. Margaret and family will receive friends Monday from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920. Interment in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA, at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn. and the Elkland Library in Jack's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/12/2009
BRIGHAM - Mrs. Grace Belknap, 79, of Mansfield died Monday, November 26th in the Blossburg State Hospital. Born December 5, 1882 at Ulysses, she was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Perry Brigham. Surviving are a son, Charles E. of Mansfield; three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Nelson of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Mrs. Ronald Bartless of Savona, NY and Mrs.. Milton Phelps of Mansfield; 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The Rev. Orey Crippen will conduct the services. Services will be 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Scureman's at Tioga. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 29, 1962 [Not on our Nelson Cemetery Listing]
BUELL William "Bill" S.
Age 75, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, September 26, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Bill was the husband of Kay L. (Barrett) Buell for 43 years. He was born on January 31, 1934 in Rochester, NY, the son of Henry M. and Angeline (Markel) Buell. Bill was a plumber for 50 years for Local 13 Plumbers and Steam Fitters in the Rochester area. He was a veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean War. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Kay; and many good friends. In keeping with Bill's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 Main St., Mansfield, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Published in Star-Gazette on September 28, 2009
CADY Eva E
Wellsboro Gazette – May 17, 1989
Mrs. Eva E. Schoonover, 86, a resident of Paulex Personal Care Home in Millerton, formerly of Tioga, died Sunday, May 14, 1989, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Feb. 19, 1903, in NelsonTownship, she was the daughter of Edgar W and Mary L. Knapp Cady. She attended the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Tioga. Her husband, Thomas J Schoonover, died in 1950. Surviving are a son, Joseph of Jacksonville, Florida, five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services were held today, Wednesday, May 17, at 2 p.m at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield. The Rev Thomas Thomas officiated. Burial was made in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson.
CADY EVA MARIA
Aged Nelson Lady Completes Life's Work. Death Comes Tuesday Afternoon. Eva McGORY is called by Death. - Mrs. Eva Maria McGORY, widow of George McGORY late of Nelson, Pa., died Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest BAILEY in Farmington, aged 78 years. She was born in Ansonia, Pa., July 4, 1861, the daughter of Henry W. and Jerusha EATON CADY, and had spent most of her life near Nelson, Pa. She leaves the following children, Mrs. Olga COATES, of Nelson; Grove McGORY of Corning, R. D. 1; and Mrs. Claire LEARN of Shinglehouse, Pa., Four grandchildren, Mrs. Ernest BAILEY, Tioga; Mrs. Santos GAIARDI of Corning; Mrs. Hugh HEALY, Nelson, and Claire LEARN, Jr., Shinglehouse and five great grandchildren. The funeral will be at the home of Ernest BAILEY in Farmington, Friday at 2 p.m., interment at the Nelson cemetery. Rev. Roland OSGOOD of the Nelson Methodist Church will officiate. Submitted by Patricia Warren
CADY EVA MARIA
January 11, 1940
Mrs. Eva Maria McGory
Nelson - The death of Mrs. Eva Maria McGory, 78, widow of George McGory, of Nelson occurred Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bailey, of Farmington. Mrs. McGory was born in Ansonia, July 4, 1861, the daughter of Henry W. and Jerusha Eaton Cady. Most of her life had been spent in Nelson. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. Olga Coates, of Nelson; Grove McGory, of Corning, R. D.; Mrs. Claire Learn, of Shinglehouse; also four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held from the Bailey home in Farmington tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Roland Osgood, pastor of the Methodist church will officiate; burial will be made in the Nelson cemetery.
CADY EVA MARIA
Mrs. Eva Maria McGory, aged 78 years, widow of George McGory, of Nelson, died Jan. 9 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bailey in Farmington. She was born at Ansonia, July 4, 1861, daughter of Henry W. and Jerusha Eaton Cady. Most of her life had been spent in Nelson. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Olga Coates, of Nelson; Grove McGory, of Corning, R. D. 1; Mrs. Claire Learn, of Shinglehouse; four grandchildren: Mrs. Ernest Bailey, of Tioga, R. D.; Mrs. Santo Diguardi, of Corning; Mrs. Hugh Healey, of Nelson, and Claire Learn, Jr. , of Shinglehouse, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, Rev. Roland Osgood officiating; burial at Nelson.
CADY William Edgar
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, May 20, 1909
Nelson, May 19,--Funeral services of the late W. E. Cady were held from the M E Church on Sunday at 2pm, and were in charge of Nelson Lodge, No. 434, IOOF, of which the deceased was a member for 25 years. The services were conducted by Rev C S Jenkins and Rev H D Goodrich. About 25 members of Lawrenceville Encampment of which Mr. Cady was also a member were present. Mr. Cady was a quiet, sturdy citizen, a good neighbor and was a devoted member of the M E Church for many years. His death was caused by heart complications super-induced by an attack of the grip. He leaves a wife and 4 daughters besides an aged mother, one brother, 2 sisters and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, March 2,1910
Mrs. Eleanor Bosard died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Mowrey, on Feb. 16, of bronchial pneumonia. She had been in very poor health for several years, but had been confined to her bed only 2 days. Had she lived until April, she would have been 82 years old. Mrs. Bosard had lived in Nelson and vicinity all her life.....she had been a widow for 46 years, residing with her 3 children. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles Mowrey of Farmington and Mrs. Anna Owlett of Osceola, ...2 sisters: Mrs. Phebe Hoyt of Nelson and Mrs. Jane Tubbs of Osceola. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church and burial in the Nelson cemetery....
CARPENTER - Madge Gee Preston
Gee Hollow, Pa | Madge Gee Preston, age 86, of Gee Hollow, PA, diedon Friday, September 24, 2004, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born July 30, 1918 in Burdett, NY, the daughter of Millard and Ruth Tracy Carpenter. She was a homemaker. She was a graduate of the Elmira Business Institute. Madge loved her family and enjoyed entertaining friends in her home. She had many friends at their winter home in Haines City, FL. She enjoyed playing cards and pampering her feline friend, "Charlie". Madge is survived by her husband, Cassius Preston. Daughter; Barbara Ball. Son and daughter-in-law; Richard and Martha Gee. Daughter-in-law; Sally Gee. (All of Lawrenceville, PA.) Daughter; Lucinda Frye, of Florence, KY. Son and daughter-in-law; Fred and Nancy Preston, of Dallas, TX. Daughter and son-in-law; Cindy and Walter Fisher, of Lawrenceville, PA. Grandchildren, Bradley Ball; Jamison and Robert Colegrove; Shari and Kevin Hugic; Kim and Jim Myers; Roger and Virginia Gee; Susette and Doug Besley; Rebekah and Taurus Leihgeber; Audrey Preston; Fred and Kim Preston; Christine and Bob Reed; Robin Preston; Ronnie and Stacy Rice; Mike and Tina Rice, and Buffy and Danny Jacobs. Sisters; Helen Hammond, of Watkins Glen, NY, and Grace Gaige, of Burdett, NY. Also several nieces, nephews and cousins. Madge was preceded in death by son; Philip Gee. Grandson; Brian Gee. Son,Thomas Preston, and first husband of 39 years, Howard Gee. Family and friends are invited to call at the family home on Gee Hollow Road, Saturday, from 2 - 7 P.M., and Sunday from 12 - 2 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., immediately following the visitation. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lawrenceville Ambulance Assn. and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, in Memphis, TN. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc.
Chilson, Max J. age 77 of Nelson, Pa., Saturday, December 24, 1977 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Carol Ames officiating. Burial Nelson Cemetery. Survivors, wife, Natalie; one son, Wynn of Addison, N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Paula) Barr of Clearwater, Fla., Mrs. Robert (Jeanette) Mendias of Los Gatos, Calif., Mrs. Charles (Pete) Kay Miller of Nelson, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Carter Chilson of Liverpool, N.Y., Mrs. Glenn (Gail) Petersoin of Meadville, Pa., Keith Chilson of Cochranton, Pa., Jon chilson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; eight step-grandchildren. He was a member of Beechers Island Presbyterian Church where he was an elder and trustee; member of Osceola Lodge No. 421 F&AM for 47 years; member of Nelson cemetery Asso. member of Alert Grange. He was a foreman at Elkland leather Company for 28 years.
CHILSON – Terrance E. Chilson, 57, of Lawrenceville, died July 12, 1954. He is survived by son, Marion Chilson of Troy, PA; daughter, Miss Isabelle Chilson of Elmira Heights; brother, Max Chilson of Nelson, PA; sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Price and Mrs. Rhea Davis of Nelson, Mrs. Velma Rouse of Wellsboro, PA. Funeral was Wednesday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Frank Russell officiating and burial was in Nelson Cemetery. -–Wellsboro Agitator, 15 July 1954
CLARK - Homer Philip Clark, age 79, of Broad Acres, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, March 21st, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Homer was born November 25, 1930 in Norwalk, CT, a son of William and Miriam (Bedient) Clark. Homer was a stone mason and brick layer by trade. He was a good mechanic and enjoyed traveling, races, and cars. He was a member of Jehovahs Witnesses, Elkland, PA. Homer is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Miriam Lucy (Harry) Hanes of Lawrenceville, PA, Mary Hannah (David) Morris of Inez, KY; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Douglas and Daniel. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Funeral home announcement.
CLARK - Here is an obituary from the August 16, 1906 issue of
"The Elkland Journal"
Death of John C. Campbell - John C. Campbell, whose death occurred at his home inSecond street on Friday, August 10th, brief mention of which was made in the JOURNAL of last week, was a well known and esteemed resident of Elkland. His illness extended back about two years, and for the past five weeks he had been confined to his bed. The most skillful medical treatment was given and everything was done that earthly friends could do, but of no avail. He is survived by a widow and four children: Mrs. A. E. Jones, Miss Rena, Clyde and Mildred Campbell, all of Elkland, and two brothers, E. B. Campbell of Nelson and Joseph Campbell of Michigan. John C. Campbell was the eleventh child of a family of twelve. He was a son of James and Mary Campbell and was born at Nelson, March 22, 1850. On December 25, 1873, he married Harriet Clark. Forty years of his life was spent at his birthplace, but for the past sixteen years he has resided at Elkland. The deceased was converted three years ago and united with the Methodist Church of this place. The funeral was held at his late home Monday, August 13, and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and sympathetic friends. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The services were conducted by Rev. W. F. Wells, Rev. W. H. Henderson, of Addison, and Rev. D. L. Pitts, of Painted Post. Appropriate selections were rendered by the choir. The interment was at Nelson. The casket bearers were nephews of the deceased and were as follows: T. C. Campbell, James Parks, Horace Daniels, Frank D. Selph, John Kemp, and Otis Clark. Those in attendance from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Horace Daniels, Penn Yan; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Campbell, Knoxville; Mr. and Mrs. James Park Harrison Valley; Rev. D. L. Pitts and wife, Painted Post; J. D. Campbell, M. B. Seely, Mrs. E. C. Blackwell, Mrs. Lockwood Preston, Nelson; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Johnson, David Kem and sons, Harry, John and Bert, Farmington. Sharon Elliott
TAYLOR Kathryn Age 91, of Hickory, NC, diedMarch 26, 2006 at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro, NC. She was born Sept. 26, 1914 in White Deer, PA, the daughter of Grover and Pearl Ball Cleveland. She was a homemaker and was loved by all who knew or met her. She is survived by daughter, Barbara Lee, Hickory, NC; granddaughters, Brenda Hedrick, Hickory, NC, Sally (Charles) Gross, Boston, MA; grandson, Timothy (Lori) Lee, Waynesville, NC; great-grandchildren, Timothy Hedrick, Michael Hedrick, Stephen Hedrick, Adam Hedrick, Leah Gross, Cori Gross, David Gross, Paul Gross, Jacob Searight, Adam Searight; three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Capie Taylor; sister, Rachel Surine; brother, Harvey Ball; and son, Harlow Gee Jr. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA.
COATES WILLIAM T
COATES - William Coates, Nelson, PA - The funeral of William COATES was held at the late home Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Carl VanDerBURG officiating. Burial was made in the Nelson Cemetery. Bearers were Hugh HEALY, Ernest BAILEY, Santo Di GUARDIA, Clair LEARN, Jr., Preston BLACKWELL, and George ELDRED. Among those from out of town attending were: Lou DOTY, Elmira, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank COATES, Horseheads; Mr. and Mrs. Santo DiGUARDI, Philip DiGUARDI, N. L. EATON, Mr. and Mrs. George ELDRED, Mrs. William ELDRED, all of Corning; Mr. and Mrs. Byron CHURCHILL, Keeneyville; Ehle H. BOOM, Keeneyville; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney MORSE, Mrs. Edith SMITH, Presho; Mrs. C. C. Edwards, St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. HOLDEN, Woodhull; William LEWIS, Sr., Mrs. William LEWIS, Jr., Mrs. Timothy TRAIN, Mrs. Dolly RIAL, Michael Finnegan, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley BEBOUT, all of Addison. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest BAILEY and family, Cato, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh HEALY and son, William of West Caton; Mr. and Mrs. Gorve McGORY, Caton; Mr. and Mrs. Clair LEARN, Lafayette, Pa.; Miss Madeline LEARN, Lafayette, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Clair LEARN, Jr., and son, Allen, Shinglehouse. Mr. and Mrs. Ray COATES, E. W. COATES, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Surina, Mrs. Diantha HOOD, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. KNAPP, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. BLACKWELL, all of Elkland. Submitted by Patricia Warren
Wellsboro Agitator - March 10, 1937
Mrs. Lafayette Thomas - Mrs. Alice M. Thomas, wife of Lafayette Thomas, died at her home in Tuscarora, Monday at 5 a.m. She was the daughter of Harrison Cole, and was born May 8, 1883, in Harrison Valley, where she resided until her marriage 32 years ago. Since then they had resided in Lawrenceville, Lindley, Addison and in Tuscarora. She was a member of the Nelson Methodist church. Besides her husband, she is survived by nine children: Mrs. Lena Van Orsdale, of Woodhull; Mrs. Iva Simons, of Addison; Mrs. Nellie Warfle, of Middlebury; Mrs. Gertrude Lewis, of Corning; Mrs. Flossie Gage, of Addison; Guy, Wilbur, Paul and Donald, of Tuscarora; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Dorland, of Johnson City; Mrs. Emma Thomas of Knoxville; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.; burial in the Nelson cemetery.
COLE GRACE E.
Grace E. VANZILE, 85, of 208 Buffalo Street, Elkland, died at home Wednesday morning, January 12th, 1972. She had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Doris Russell at the Buffalo Street address. Calling hours will be held there Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 o’clock and from 7 to 9 in the evening. Funeral services will be held there Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Frank Russell of the Elkland Good News Mission officiating. Burial will be made in the Nelson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Elkland Lions Club for the blind. Mrs. VanZile was the widow of Stephen VanZile. She was born on May 23rd 1886 the daughter of Sylveanus and Mary (Hallett) Cole. In addition to Mrs. Russell, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Curtis (Genevieve) Kroeger of Middletown, N.Y., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
COLE - OWLETT, Patricia
79, formerly of Nelson, PA, died October 7, 2009 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born January 15, 1930 in Lawrenceville, PA, the daughter of Arland and Margaret Perry Cole. Mrs. Owlett was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Elkland, PA. She is survived by a daughter, Julaine Owlett of Tulsa, OK; sisters, Eleanor Rayle of DuBois, PA, JoAnn Brockway of Wellsboro, PA; special friends, Jan Shumway of Middlebury, PA, June Tabor and family of Tulsa, OK, Percy and Vicki White of Knoxville, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, in 2005; and sisters, Jean Hackett and M. Sydnie Bergh. In keeping with Patricia's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Burial in Nelson Cemetery. A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on October 8, 2009
COLE SYLVENUS C.
Wellsboro Agitator Wed. Feb. 15, 1933
Nelson, Feb. 9 - Sylvenus C. Cole, aged 73 years, a lifelong resident of this place, died at is home Wednesday night after an illness which has confined him to his bed for two years. Mr. Cole was born at Osceola, April 3, 1860, son of Sylvenus and Amanda Noble Cole. He married Mary Hallet, of Nelson, who survives with two daughters, Mrs. Stephen Van Zile and Miss Ethel Cole, of Elkland; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Thomas, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Lafe Thomas, of Addison Hill, and four grandchildren, Clifford and Doris Van Zile, of Elkland; Genevieve Van Zile of Middletown, N.Y. and Mrs. Evelyn Covette, of Elkland, and one great-grandchild, Juanita Covette. The funeral was held Saturday at the Presbyterian church in Nelson, Rev. Kenneth Baker, of Ulysses, officiating; burial at Nelson.
COLEGROVE DeForrest R.
Age 77, of Nelson, PA, died peacefully August 27, 2011 at home where he spent his last days surrounded by his loving family. Fort attended Nelson and Elkland schools where he graduated from in 1952. He joined the Army in 1956 and became an employee of Dresser Rand in Painted Post, NY, where he retired after 44 years. Fort participated in many sports in high school, being a member of the first soccer team at Elkland High School and he also loved to hunt and fish. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with his friends. He loved to watch all sports on TV and appreciated any team that beat the Yankees. Fort was born March 16, 1934, the second son to Oliver G. and Elizabeth C. Colegrove in Nelson, PA, and was a loving husband to Joyce E. Snyder, to whom he married on June 25, 1960. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife; brothers, Thurman, LeRoy, and Theodore; and sister, Marie Allen. Fort will forever be remembered and loved by his three children: Lindsey and favorite daughter-in-law Karen of Athens, PA, Kimberly and husband Ed Fish, Elkland, PA, Stanton of Nelson, PA; his treasured grandsons, Zachary and Shane Colegrove, Athens, PA and Andrew Fish, Elkland, PA; his favorite granddaughter, Kirsten Colegrove, Athens, PA; caring siblings, Rebecca Colegrove, Nelson, PA, Ernestine Baker, Elkland, PA, Nathaniel "Toot" Colegrove, Nelson, PA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and friends who were blessed to be part of his life. Fort loved nothing more than to spend time with his family. He also enjoyed the company of his buddy, "Mick", Stan's springer spaniel who was always by his side. He got his greatest pleasure from watching his grandchildren participate and be successful in all their sporting activities. He was truly their biggest supporters and was very proud of them while encouraging them every step of the way. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Tuscarora Baptist Church, Rev. L.D. Maxson, officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. DeForrest touched the lives of many with his smile, generosity, and will to live all the while maintaining his sense of humor until the end. The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at the Green Home as well as the staff on second floor at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Many of you touched Fort's life and truly cared about him and it showed in the exceptional care he received. Star Gazette – August 29, 2011
COLEGROVE Henry B. (Hank) Colegrove
Henry B. (Hank) Colegrove, 90, of Lawrenceville, PA died on Thursday, October 19, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Bath, NY following a short illness. Born April 29, 1922 in Farmington Township, Tioga County, he is the son of the late Morgan F. and Crystal (Butler) Colegrove. He married Marjorie Hurd of Lawrenceville in March 1964. They have spent most of their lives in the Nelson, PA area. Hank graduated from Elkland High School, Class of 1940. He entered the U.S. Army at the age of 20 and served during WWII, in the 99th Infantry Division, also known as the "Battle Babies". He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart. He and Marge attended many of their Army reunions throughout the U.S., reminiscing and swapping stories. He attended the Williamsport Technical Institute and retired from the Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, NY. Hank enjoyed many family outings and reunions, hunting, fishing, reading, bowling and playing dominoes. He is survived by his wife, Marge of Nelson, PA; sisters-in-law, Ruth Colegrove of Wellsboro, PA and Josephine Hurd of Lodi, NY; brothers-in-law, Francis Hurd of Waterloo, NY and Graham Kohler of Montour Falls, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many great friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Morgan "Pete" Colegrove and his sisters, Marguerite Klein and Christine Wakley. The family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held immediately following at 1:00 PM with Rev. Alan Huslander officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers kindly consider memorials to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin St., Lawrenceville, PA 16929 or to the Nelson Cemetery. Star Gazette – October 21, 2012
COLEGROVE LeRoy Grant
age 79, of #34 Buffard's Riverside Estates, formerly of Nelson, PA, died Thursday, March 10th 2011 at his residence. He was born May 29th 1931 in Elkland, PA, the son of Oliver and Cora Cooper Colgrove. LeRoy retired after working for many years for Dress-Rand. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, who served in Korea. LeRoy was a member of the NRA and he and his wife, Anna, attended the East Lawrence Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Anna; his sons, LeRoy Aaron Colegrove of Columbia, SC and Jonathan Colegrove of Nelson, PA; his daughter, Gail Colegrove of Roundhill, VA; sisters, Rebecca Colegrove of Nelson, PA and Ernestine Baker of Elkland PA; brothers, DeForest and Nathaniel Colegrove, both of Nelson PA; 8 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thurman and Theodore Colegrove and a sister, Marie Allen. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Sunday from 5-7PM. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the East Lawrence Baptist Church. Star Gazette – March 13, 2011
CRUM Mary F.
age 86, of Rd Nelson, Pa., Saturday, February 23, 1974 at the Van Zile Nursing Home, Cowanesque, Pa. calling hours Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elkland, Pa. funeral and committal services at the church Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Peter Hill. Burial Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa. Arrangements by the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. survived by several nieces and nephews.
CUMMINGS Wayne A. Cummings
Wayne A. Cummings, 42, of Buffards Riverside Estates, Lawrenceville, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. He was the husband of Rebecca Hough Cummings whom he married Oct. 31, 2010. Wayne was born Sept. 13, 1968, in Wellsboro, the son of Rexford D. Cummings, Jr. and Bertha R. Broughton Kline. He was a machinist for Dresser Rand Manufacturing, an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and he loved his family. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca; son, Brandon Cummings of Tioga; daughters, Kalie Cummings of Lindley, N.Y., Deanna Cummings of Lindley, N.Y., Miranda Howe of Lawrenceville; father, Rexford Cummings and his wife Bonnie, Wellsboro; mother, Bertha Kline of Mansfield; mother-in-law, Deborah Smith of Lawrenceville; father-in-law, Harold Hough and his wife, Diana of Painted Post, N.Y.; brothers, Shawn Cummings of Wellsboro, Bradley Cummings and his wife, Kristie of Elmira, N.Y.; step-brother, Vernon L. Rouse, Jr.; step-sisters, Rebecca Davis and Norma Rouse. He was preceded in death by his "Pa," Dana Allen. Friends and family are invited to Wayne's Life Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Allen Hulslander officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to Citizens and Northern Bank, 90-92 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, for the children's education. Wellsboro Gazette - December 21, 2010
DAVIS Burt W
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, March 9, 1904
Mr. Burt W. Davis died on the 2d instant at the home of his parents in Nelson. He was an estimable resident of Lawrenceville, and had been foreman of the glass-cutting shop in that borough from the time it was opened till about two months ago, when owing to the failure of his health, he was obliged to give up work entirely.
Edna VANZILE, Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Van Zile of R.D. 2 Woodhull, N.Y. were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland. She died at the St. Joseph Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. on Wednesday, February 2nd, 1972. She was 52 years old and an employee of Corning Glass Works. The family received callers at the funeral home Friday afternoon and evening. Rev. Byron V. Berry, pastor of the Elkland United Methodist Church, officiated at the Saturday services. Burial was made in the Nelson Cemetery. Mrs. Van Zile was a native of Galeton, born on April 17th, 1919, the daughter of David and Flora Mae (Button) Daley. She is survived by the following: husband, Charles of Corning, N.Y., sons, Charles D. Van Zile of R.D. 1 Elkland, Elwin E. Van Zile of R.D. 2 Tioga, Harry E. Van Zile of Mann Hill Road, Tioga; daughters; Mrs. Franklin (Doris) Surine of Corning, N.Y., Mrs. Richard (Dorlene) Young of Tioga, Mrs. Joseph (Edna) Bacon of Wellsburg, N.Y.; brothers, Leon Daley, Henry Daley, David Daley, all of Galeton; sisters, Mrs. Glen (Bessie) Carlin of Nunda, N.Y., Mrs. Merle (Pearl) Dent of Galeton, Mrs. Arthur (Iva) Paul of Galeton, Mrs. Thomas (Ellen) Dent of Galeton, and Mrs. Lester (Frances) Main of Lakeville, N.Y., 17 grand children, 1 great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
DATES - LILLIAN E. HEFFNER
Lillian E. Heffner, 85, of Tioga died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Oct. 15, 1915, in Lawrence Township, she was the daughter of Raymond and Lydia Bump Dates. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville. Preceding her in death were her husband of 51 years, Benjamin, in 1986; three sons, Phillip in 1961, Franklin in 1978 and Nolan in 1993; one son-in-law, Ernest Lind in 1973; and two grandsons, Mark Stone in 1975 and George Losinger in 1984. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Durwood and Lucy Heffner of Coopers Plains, N.Y., Stephen and Mazie Heffner of Elkland and Kevin and Rose Croft of Lawrenceville; eight daughters and sons-in-law, Joanne and David Losinger of Wellsboro, Marilyn and Basil Smith of Lawrenceville, Janice and Dennis Bliss of Tioga, Patricia VanOrder of Nelson, Lydia and Roger Stone of Tioga, Hazel and Gary Morse of Law-renceville, Jennifer and Brian Atkinson of Tioga and Mary and Edwin Steffen of Lawrenceville; two daughters-in-law, Joyce Heffner of Lawrenceville and Ivalene Heffner of Mansfield; one brother, Richard Dates of Bath, N.Y.; one sister, Margaret Heffner of Lawrenceville; 43 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Calling hours were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Sunday, Jan. 21. Funeral services were held there Monday, Jan. 22, with the Rev. Gary Weaver and the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial was made at the Nelson Cemetery.
DAVIS - KELLEY
Arlene R. Age 77, of RR. #2, Lawrenceville, PA, diedJune 14, 2005 at her home after an extended illness. She was born in Lawrence Twp., PA, December 17, 1927, the daughter of Clark and Mildred Young Davis. She was a homemaker. She is survived by husband, Marshall; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Leah Kelley, Lawrenceville, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Tim Chilson, Mt. Jewett, PA; grandchildren, Amanda Simonds, Kelley Chilson, Kourteney Chilson; brother, Donald Davis, Lawrenceville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Wednesday, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701
DAVIS - Celia S. FINCH, age 88, of RD#1, Nelson, died on Saturday, Feb. 14, 1987, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital at Wellsboro. She was born Feb. 3, 1899, in Nelson, the daughter of Bert and Mariam MACK DAVIS. She was a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, over a 50 year member of the Alert Grange #905 of Nelson, a charter member of the Nelson Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and past member of the Nelson Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by sons, Marion FINCH of Silver Lake, NY, and Robert FINCH of RD, Nelson; daughter, Mrs. Merle (Doris) LAMKIN, of South Byron, NY; brother, Walter DAVIS of Albion, NY; two half brothers, Kenneth TAFT of Hammondsport, NY and John TAFT of Tioga; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren FINCH in 1972. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the Nelson Methodist Church, Nelson, with the Rev. William R. LUSK officiating. Burial in the Nelson Cemetery at Nelson. Submitted by Patricia Warren
DAVIS Melvin Welcome Davis
Lawrenceville, Pa. — Melvin Welcome Davis, age 81, of #9 Cowanesque Street, Rt. #49, Lawrenceville, Pa. died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at home. He was born May 9, 1930 in Lawrence Twp., Pa. the son of Welcome & Veryl Brockway Davis. He retired after working for over 46 years as a machinist for Ingersoll/Dresser Rand. He was a current member of the Lawrenceville Borough Council. Melvin spent his life in service to the community of Lawrenceville. He is survived by daughter, Cindy Walker of Painted Post, Son, Kelvin Davis of Florida, Grandchildren, Chad Wilson of Middlebury Ctr., Pa., Chris “Chico” & Sophia Davis of Lawrenceville, Pa., Amy “Brad” Robinson of Lawrenceville, Pa., Melissa Wilson of Lawrenceville, Pa., Amanda Smith of Troy, Pa., and Dakota Walters of Costa Rica. Great Grandsons, Dalton, Hunter, Camdyn, Brock, Noah, Gavyn, Uriah, Shae and Kohl. Sister, Mary Davis of Lawrenceville, Pa., Brother-in-law, Larry Stevens, Lawrenceville, Pa., and several nieces, nephews, cousins and “Special Friends”. He was predeceased by daughter, Tammy Walters & Sister, Ruth Stevens. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, Pa., Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. and Sunday from 1-2 pm. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 pm. immediately following the visitation. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa. Rev. William Lusk Offc. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Borough of Lawrenceville for borough improvement projects. Corning Leader – July 16, 2011
DAVIS Ruth V. Davis Stevens
Age 76, of #5A Cowanesque Street, Lawrenceville, PA died Monday, October 4, 2010 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born February 19, 1934 in Lawrenceville, PA, the daughter of Welcome and Veryl Brockway Davis. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James; daughter, Angela "Clark" Degarmo, Gillett, PA; son, John "Donna" Stevens, Middlebury Ctr., PA; grandchildren, Travis "Jessica" Degarmo, Todd "Teresa" Degarmo, Derek "Samantha" Stevens, Corey Stevens, and Kaylee Stevens; four great-grandchildren; brother, Melvin Davis, Lawrenceville, PA; sister, Mary Davis, Lawrenceville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM. Rev. William Lusk will officiate. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorials may be made to the Lawrenceville Fireman's Ambulance Assoc. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 6, 2010
DAVIS - TAMMY L. WALTERS
Tammy L. Davis Walters, 45, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. Born Feb. 3, 1959 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Melvin and Wanda Summerson Davis. Tammy was the wife of Kevin L. Walters. She loved her family and her dogs. She was the owner of the Attitudes Salon in Painted Post, N.Y.Surviving besides her husband, Kevin, are two sons, Kris Davis of Tioga, Dakota Walters of Lawrenceville; stepson, Arron Walters of Columbus, Ohio; grandson, Camdyn Davis-Osterhoudt of Tioga, father, Melvin Davis of Lawrenceville; brother, Kelvin Davis of Lawrenceville; sister, Cindy Walker of Erwin, N.Y.; half-sister, Jessie; aunts, Mary Davis, Ruth Stevens of Lawrenceville, Peggy Robbins of Mainesburg; nieces, Amy Robinson, Melissa Wilson, Amanda Smith; and a nephew, Chad Wilson.Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 17 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckhei tFuneral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Services will be held Friday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Dakota Walters Educational Fund, in care of First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933.
DOAN Loren H.
Age 82, of 143 Capital Drive, Nelson, PA, diedSunday, April 15, 2007, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born February 26, 1925 in Deerfield Twp., PA, the son of Henry F. and Doris Chappell Doan. He served with the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II, was a partner in Doan-Jacobson Chevrolet in Westfield, PA, car salesman for Whitcomb Ford, Frank's Chevrolet and Schultz Motors. He served on the Water and Sewer Authority for Nelson Twp., enjoyed racing stock cars on local dirt tracks, had his pilots license and enjoyed flying, was a ham radio operator (N30TN), enjoyed his computer and music, and playing his trumpet. He was a member of the Club 63 and was the 2006 Elkland Area Chamber of Commerce Honoree. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge and the Osceola Lodge #421 F&AM. He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Close, whom he married August 31, 1946; daughter and son-in-law, Terril A. Doan and LaQuay Marks, Nelson, PA; granddaughter and fiance, Lisa Enderle and Mark Rado, Cincinnati, OH; sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther and Waldo Wood, RD, Knoxville, PA, Barbara and Gerome Learn, Cameron Mills, NY, Mary Jane and Rex McGlaughlin, Knoxville, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Frank Timm, Palm City, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dean and Ernest. It was Loren's request that there be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Dialysis Services of PA, 17 Tioga St., Wellsboro, PA 16901; or Valley Community Ambulance, P.O. Box 280, Osceola, PA 16942; or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.
Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, March 30, 1932
Mrs. Betsy Rice aged 86 years of Nelson died Sunday at her home. She was born in Tioga, September 17, 1845, daughter of Nathaniel and Betsy Stonebrook Eaton. She was married to Luther Rice on June 8, 1869. She was a member of the Methodist church. Besides her husband she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Doan at home, one sister, Mrs. Margaret Hall of Hornell; two brothers, Clyde and James Eaton of Nelson. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church. Rev. Isaac Peacock will officiate; burial at Nelson.
EDWARDS, Margaret - Margaret E. Boroch, 90, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. She was the wife of Joseph A. Boroch, who survives. Margaret was born April 14, 1924, in Wyalusing the daughter of the late Donald and Dorothy (Chamberlain) Edwards. She was a member of Whitneyville United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband, Margaret is survived by her step-daughter and step son-in-law, Jacqueline Werts (Arnold) of Wellsboro; step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Michael Boroch (Ramona) of Nashville, Tenn.; step-son, William Boroch of Wellsboro; two step-grandchildren and two step- great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Hilbolt of Middletown. Margaret was preceded in death by her first husband, Leon Smith. Friends and family are invited to Margaret's Life Celebration on Wednesday, July 30, 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., with Pastor Donna Vaux officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery – Wellsboro Gazette, July 30, 2014
EVERSON - WAKLEY
Ora B. Age 85, of R.D. #2 Lawrenceville, PA, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born May 23, 1920 in Wellsburg, NY, the daughter of Charles and Ella Mae Harris Everson. She was a homemaker. She attended the Tioga Presbyterian Church and she was a member of the Tioga County Republican Women. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James and Carol Wakley, Brockport, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Charles Miles, R.D., Knoxville, PA, Mary E. and Stuart Roe, Sr., R.D., Lawrenceville, PA; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. "Pat" Wakley, in 1996. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main St., Elkland, PA, Sunday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Deborah Button officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Nelson Vol. Fire Dept. in Ora's memory.
Herbert Farr, age 81, of Tioga, formerly of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, June 20, 1973, at the Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y. Funeral was in the Lawrenceville Methodist Church, Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. John H. P. Strome and Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson. He is survived by wife, Elva; sons, Paul Farr of Tioga, Russell Farr of Corning, Elwin Farr of Wayne, N.Y.; Donald A. Farr of Lawrenceville; daughters, Mrs. Donald (Ida) Burnside of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Robert (Emma) Cummings of Addison, N.Y., Mrs. Richmond (Wanda) Putnam of Mansfield, brother, Coral Farr of Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Blanche Johnson of Tioga, Mrs. Eva Smith of Knoxville, Mrs. Bertha Hulslander of Lawrenceville; 24 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville and a member of Lawrenceville Fire Dept.
FARR Wanda (Farr) Putnam
81, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Born on April 4, 1930, in Nelson, she was the daughter of Herbert and Elva (Bliss) Farr. Wanda was predeceased by her husband, Richmond Putnam in 1995. Wanda was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Wellsboro. Wanda is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Melinda and Robert Page of Canton, Marlene Kay (Bob Moss) Brooks of Painted Post, N.Y., Terry and James M. "Mike" Giles of Mansfield, Billie Sue and Mark Morgan of Wellsboro; one stepson, Dennis Putnam of Wellsboro; two sisters, Emma Mae Cummings of Painted Post, N.Y., Ida Burnside of Lawrenceville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Richmond, she was also predeceased by a son, Keith Putnam in 1995. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, June 8, at 10 a.m., at the Nelson Cemetery in Nelson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wanda's name to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield. Wellsboro Gazette – June 6, 2011
FREEMAN Curry W., Sr. Age 80, of Taft Ave., Elkland, PA, diedJuly 7, 2005. He was a former employee of Elkland Leather Co., A&P, and Lawrenceville Boro. Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA.
FREEMAN - RATHBUN
Dorothy Age 87, formerly of Nelson, PA, diedDecember 15, 2004, at Three Rivers Health Care Center, Painted Post, NY. She was born July 19, 1917, the daughter of John and Mazie Freeman. She was a homemaker and she worked for "37" years for Corning Glass Works. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Phyllis Rathbun, Bailey, NC, Dale and Bonnie Rathbun, Olean, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Norma and Paul Patterson, Elkland, PA, Charlene and Walter Walburn, Wilson, NC; sons, John Rathbun, Campbell, CA, Duane Rathbun, Corning, NY; daughter, Barbara Rathbun, Forksville, PA; brother, Curry Freeman, Elkland, PA; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. At the request of the family there will be no calling hours. Private funeral services will be conducted at the family's convenience. Interment in Nelson Beechers Island Cemetery. [is this same as Nelson Cemetery/] Memorials may be made to the North Baptist Church, 127 Sly Avenue, Corning, NY, in Dorothy's memory. Arrangements are in care of
GEE Harold "Pete" T. Gee
age 77, of Tioga, PA, died Friday, October 21, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born March 23, 1934 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Harry and Grace (Reynolds) Gee. He and his wife, Helen "Cookie" (Updyke) Gee celebrated 54 years of marriage. Pete was the owner/operator of the Tioga Hunting Preserve. He had been employed by Consolidated Gas, was a former owner of Gee Disposal and Scenic View Campground, and worked as a boro policeman for Tioga and Knoxville. Pete was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #235. Pete is survived by his wife, "Cookie" of Tioga; six sons and daughters-in-law, Carl (Vicky) Gee, Mike (Kathy) Gee, Carman (Mureena) Gee, Mark and the late Sherry Gee, Scott (Kristi) Gee, Rodney (Kimberly) Gilbert, and daughter-in-law, Sheila Gee, all of Tioga, PA; 14 grandchildren, Angela, Meredith, Heather, Lindsey, Chase, Christopher, Kimberly, Mark, Ashley, Derek, Corey, Brooke, Sara Grace and Kayla; six great-grandchildren, Jessie, Carl, Wyatt, Bailey, Kaegan, and Olivia; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dale (Barb) Gee, Larry Gee, both of Tioga, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane Rose (Elliott) Buffard of Tioga, PA; a sister-in-law, Betty Ann Gee of Bath, NY; two aunts, Mary Jane (Bernard) Brace of Mansfield, PA, Mildred Youngs of FL; and his dog, "Peaches". Thank you to caregivers, Tammy, Rhea, Pat, Billy. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Doug Hodge officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Tioga County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nelson Cemetery Assoc., c/o K Kay Miller, PO Box 66, Nelson, PA 16940. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Star Gazette – October 23, 2011
PHILIP WM. ‘BILL’ GEE, age 53 of RD #2 Box 840, Lawrenceville, PA; died Sunday, August 3, 1997 in Bergen, NY, the result of a pickup truck accident. He was born March 26, 1944 the son of Howard T. and Madge A. Carpenter Gee. He was a rodeo stock contractor and sold and transported hay. He was a self-employed owner and operator trucker for 30 years. He also was a self-employed rancher raising beef/Brahmas and horses. He was co-owner of the Double EE Ranch Rodeo for 26 years; a member of the National Hay Association and the National Rifle Association. He was a 1962 graduate of Williamson High School. Survived by wife of 34 years, Sally M. Gee; son and daughter-in-law, Roger E. and Virginia L. Gee of RD Lawrenceville, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Susette E. and Douglas E. Besley, or RD, Lawrenceville, PA; grandsons, Dustin Leo Gee, Philip R. Gee, Roger Howard Gee, Nicholas Gee Besley; mother, Madge and Cassius Preston of RD, Lawrenceville, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Martha Gee of RD, Lawrenceville, PA; sisters, Barbara Ball of RD, Lawrenceville, PA, Lucinda Frye of Burlington, KY; several nieces, nephews and cousins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Marie Bruce of Tioga, PA; brother-in-law, Michael Fleming of Daggett, PA. Preceded in death by his father, Howard T. Gee; uncle and aunt, Leo and Isidore Gee; nephew, Brian A. Gee and father-in-law, Eugene K. Fleming. Friends are invited to call at the family home, Wednesday and Thursday at their convenience, where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Harry Dow officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorials may be made to his grandchildren for their education. Arrangements by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
GLOVER Joyce Preston
Wellsboro Gazette – March 18, 1987
Mrs. Joyce Preston, 87 years of age, of RD#2, Lawrenceville, died Friday, Mar. 13, 1987, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Preston was born Mar 12, 1900 in Brookfield, the daughter of Jake and Affie Clark Glover. She was a member of the Nelson Methodist Church and the Eugenia Rebekah Lodge #465 at Nelson. Her husband, Archie, preceded her in death in 1983 and her daughter, Onalee in 1941. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ford and Ann Preston, Elkland; Merle and June Preston, RD#2, Lawrenceville: son Robert, Elkland; daughters and sons-in-law, Maree and Lawrence O'Dell, Elkland, Alice and David Parsons. Fairport, N.Y.; daughter, Mrs. Hazel Barrett, Corning: sister, Mrs. Content Pettit, Tyrone, N.Y.; sisters-in-law. Mrs. Mary Kuhl, Lawrenceville and Frances Schmidt, Rochester; a special friend, Mildred Stiffing, Tyrone. N.Y.; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, with burial in the Nelson Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the Nelson Methodist Church or the Cowanesque Valley Ambulance Association.
HALL, Gladys - Gladys L. Powers, 85 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro,. Born Oct. 15, 1928, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mamie (Steckle) Hall.She was an honorary member and active in the Tioga Fire Department. Gladys was preceded in death by her husbands, Cleone Cooper, Sr. and Jack Powers. She is survived by her son, Cleone (Karen) Cooper, Jr. of North Port, Fla.; her daughter, Joanne (David) Wilber of Lawrenceville; step-children, Robert Powers of Ava, N.Y., John Powers of Tioga, Kathy Powers of North Dakota, Michael Powers of Tioga, Jackie Waxman of Georgia, Joel Powers of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Cleone ""Pete"" (Vinetta) Cooper, III, Roger (Charity) Rose Jr., Robert Cleone (Angie) Rose; several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren;one great-great-granddaughter and special family friends, Donna and Bill Padgett.Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, today, Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following on Thursday, 2 p.m., with Norm Ray and Floyd Wood, her nephews, officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 20, 2014
HALLETT MARY C.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 21, 1945
Mrs. Mary C. Cole, of Nelson, died Friday evening. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Grace VanZile, of Elkland; Mrs. Ethel Cole, of Elmira; three brothers, James Hallett, E. W. Hallett, of Addison; William Hallett ,of Nelson; three grandchildren, Mrs. Curtis Kroeger, Middlebury; Mrs. Doris Russell, of Elkland; Mrs. Evelyn Cevette, of Holyoke, Mass, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Rev. O. Bruce Pickering, officiating; burial in the Nelson Cemetery.
HARRISON JOEL W.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 15, 1938
Joel Harrison died at the family home in Farmington, June 4. He was born at Waterloo, in October, 1858. When a boy he moved with his parents to Farmington, where he had since resided. He married Delphine McCallum, of Farmington, who died in 1925. In August, 1929, he married Stella Bailey, who survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Lena, wife of Andrew Colegrove, of Chatham; two sisters, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was a member of Nelson Lodge, I. O. O. F. , and Farmington Hill Grange. The funeral was held Monday at the Nelson M. E. church, Rev. Roland Osgood officiating; burial in the Nelson cemetery.
Prominent Cowanesque Valley Citizen Died in Elmira Saturday Morning. Nelson, Pa., April 27--J. Edward Hazlett, one of the best known citizens of Tioga county died at 12:25 o'clock Saturday morning at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, of pneumonia. For 22 years Mr. Hazlett was a member of the Republican County Committee of Tioga County, and served for two years as chairman. Last year he completed his second year as clerk of the state assembly at Harrisburg. Besides his interest in politics, Mr. Hazlett held a prominent place in the church community and Masonic circles. He was recently elected to the board of trustees of Mansfield State Teachers' College, was a member of the F&AM of Elkland, and belonged to Coudersport Consistory. In the activities of the Presbyterian church at Nelson of which he was a member, he took a leading part. He had been a member of the School Board for many years and was president of the board at the time of his death. Mr. Hazlett was born August 28, 1860 at Nelson, son of John and Lucy Hazlett, and spent his life there. In early life, Mr. Hazlett married Eva Baxter, who died about three years ago. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. W.O. Monroe and Mrs. William Pepper, and a brother, F.R. Hazlett, all of Elmira Heights. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon; interment at Nelson. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 1, 1929)
Obit: no newspaper name, date of death 27 Jun 1984
NELSON, PA - Leon (Jake) HAZLETT, 77, of Nelson died Wednesday, Jun 27, 1984 in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born Oct 05 1906 in Nelson, son of Samuel and Ida Freeland Hazlett, and was a retired employe of Elkland Leather Company. His wife, the former Minnie K. Jones, died earlier. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Read (Winnie) Doan of Knoxville and Norma Hazlett of Elmira; a son Charles Snyder of Lawrenceville; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are five sisters, Louella Cook and Genevieve Hazlett, both of Corning, Lucille Smith of Elkland, Eleanor Tremaine of Tioga and Ida Watkins of Addison. Calling hours at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, are today 2-4 and 7-9. Services will be there Saturday at 1 pm, the Rev. Charles F. Foster, officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery.
RICHARD ‘YORK’ HAZLETT, age 81, of Tioga, PA, died Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Darway Elder Care Center, Forksville, PA. He was born September 22, 1933 in Elkland, PA, the son of George and Doretta Mae (Oakden) Hazlett. Richard was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church and the Tioga American Legion Post 235. He retired from Dresser Rand after 40 years of employment. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Christine; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Cynthia and Gary Warfle of Tioga, PA, and Julie Hazlett of Livingston, TX; 4 grandchildren, Charity (Adam) Carl, Meagan (Dennis) Chapmen, Andrew (Anna) Warfle and Autumn (Jairus) Young; 5 great-grandchildren: Chase, Bella, Laurel, Grace and Logan and a sister, Myra Mae Tennant of Elkland, PA. Richard was predeceased by his parents; 6 brothers Ralph, Donald, Maynard, Cyril, Royce and Winston Hazlett and a sister Georgeanna Burke. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 5 to 7 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:30 A.M at the Calvary United Methodist Church 6 Franklin St., Lawrenceville PA, with Reverend Mary Dotson officiating. Burial will be held at Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or the Calvary United Methodist Church P.O. Box 237, Lawrenceville, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/20/2015
HAZLETT Norma L. Weideman
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, October 3, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Norma was born on May 18, 1928 in Blossburg, PA, daughter of the late Leon and Verna (Holmes) Hazlett. Norma worked for Betty B's Restaurant in Corning, NY for many years. She is survived by her husband, Richard Weideman Sr.; daughter, Susan Crain of Horseheads, NY; son, Walter Ribble of Elmira. Interment will take place in Nelson Cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 15, 2010
HUGH HEALEY age 86, of Rte. 49, Nelson, PA died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Manor Care North, Williamsport, PA. He was born January 1, 1917 in Lyons, NY, the son of George and Millie Price Healey. He retired after 38 years from Corning Glass Works where he was a lampworker. He was a member of the United Church of Nelson, Nelson Twp. Supervisor for many years, Nelson Cemetery Board, former member and past president of the Northern Tioga School Board and was a lifelong farmer. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joann and William Linder, Lawrenceville, PA, Gretchen and George Linder, Burlington, NC; grandchildren, Jaynth (Charles) VanGorden, Nelson, PA, Sue Ann Healey, Haymarket, VA, Tammy (John) Butler, Berryville, VA, Todd (Jan) Linder, Monroe, CT, Marcy Mosher, Millerton, PA; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olga; son, William; and grandson, William. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the HCR-Manor Care North, 300 Leader Dr., Williamsport, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette
HEFFNER RUTH E. STRONG
Ruth E. Age 95, of Campbell died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Ruth was born in Lawrenceville, PA on October 6, 1910, to Simon and Grace (Smith) Heffner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Merrick Sr. in 1959; and by Edward Strong in 1982. Mrs. Strong was a member of the Campbell United Methodist Church, loved spending time with her family, sewing, and crocheting. Ruth was active in scouting, a member of the Merchantville Grange, United Methodist Women, and the Home Bureau. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Adeliah Emerson and Evelyn Merrick; four brothers, Benjamin, Francis, Andrew, and Carl Heffner; and one sister, Mildred Bliss. She is survived by her five daughters, Betty Chapin of Tumwater, WA, Mary Aumick of Addison, Frances (Robert) Clark of Campbell, Aletta (Joseph) Phillips of Richmond, VA, and Joan (Don) Evingham of Campbell; three sons, Claude (Gloria) Merrick of Chesterfield, VA, Duane (Kathleen) Merrick of Rathbone, and Donald (Bonnie) Strong of Wayland; one brother, Samuel (Mildred) Heffner of Lawrenceville, PA; 42 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren; 60 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and 58 foster children. Friends may call on Friday from 1-3 and from 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Campbell United Methodist Church.
HEFFNER Samuel Leroy
Age 94, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Saturday, August 29, 2009, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Samuel was born March 1, 1915 in Lawrence Twp., PA, a son of Simon and Grace Bell (Smith) Heffner. He was the husband of Margaret (Deats) Heffner for 73 years. He had been employed as a blacksmith, lager, farmer, CC worker, and had worked at Ingersol Rand and Corning Glass, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Corning Glass Local Union #1000, the American Flint Glass Workers Union AFL-CIO, a member of the NRA and a Democratic Committeeman. Samuel is survived by his wife, Margaret; four sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Aldean Heffner, Tioga, PA, Elwood L. and Joan Heffner, Tioga, PA, Donald E. and Maria Heffner, Susquehanna, PA, Richard and Barbara Heffner, Lindley, NY; five daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline J. (Myers) Hambright, Mifflintown, PA, Stella L. and Edward Eisenmenger, Rochester, NY, Velma J. (Bennett) Champion, Coolridge, WV, Sandra K. and Gerald Woodard, Lawrenceville, PA, Carol A. and Calvin Six, Lawrenceville, PA; 49 grandchildren, 103 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, Benjamin F. and Lillian Heffner, Andrew and Viola Heffner, Francis and Betty Heffner, Carl L. and Inez Heffner, Harold Heffner and Robert Heffner; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jennie Heffner, Mildred and Clayton Bliss, Bill Green, Clayton Bliss, Ruth and Claude Merrick and Edward Strong. He was also predeceased by six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and three sons-in-law. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, September 2, 2009, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Hulslander and the Rev. Bill Lusk officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA.
Wellsboro Gazette – August 20, 2003
Ila Lugg Wiley died at her home in Nelson Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003. Born Oct. 4, 1907, in Sabinsville, she was the daughter of Melvin H. and Pearl Short Hess. She was a graduate of Sabinsville and Westfield High Schools, received her bachelor's degree at Mansfield University, her masters in Latin at Columbia University Teachers College in 1934. She taught 31 years, 25 of them in the Northern Tioga School District — in Lawrenceville, Nelson, Elkland and Westfield — teaching Latin, French, English, home economics, social studies and fifth and sixth grades at points and serving as high school principal for several years. She was appointed Tioga County's first woman county commissioner in 1954 to fulfill the term of her husband, Robert Lugg, at his death and was twice re-elected. She was secretary of the Nelson Township and a member of the Tioga County Housing Authority where she spearheaded the successful drive to provide a replacement of municipal services and sub-divisions for Nelson in its displacement for the building of Cowanesque Lake. The town sued the United States Corps of Engineers in federal court and Mrs. Wiley's testimony both there and before a Congressional sub-committee helped result in the appropriation for the New Nelson in the Rivers and Harbors Bill of 1978. She was treasurer of the Tioga County Democratic Party for many years. She served as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Mansfield University for more than 20 years in the years from 1957 to 1987, and was president of the Northern Tioga School Board from the year after her retirement from teaching in 1970 until 1985. In 2002, she was conferred emeritus status on the Laurel Health System Membership, where she had served from its inception in 1978. Before that, she was a member of the North Penn Comprehensive Health Service Board, Laurel's predecessor. Mrs. Wiley was an incorporating member of the Nelson Cemetery Association, serving as secretary for many years, an elder of the Beechers Island Presbyterian Church of Nelson, church organist for ten years, a member of the Elkland and Knoxville Order of the Eastern Star since 1934. She had headed the Tioga County Heart Association Drive at several points, and was the town representative for the Heart Association, the American Cancer society, and the Salvation Army for decades. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert P. Lugg in 1954 and Dr. J. Ross Wiley in 1972; her son, Capt. Charles M. (John) Lugg; four brothers, Leon, Klein, Quentin, Robert (Bud) Hess; three stepsons, Dr. James, Dr. Dale, and Ray Wiley. Surviving are her children, Robert (Tony) and Rosemarie Lugg of Williamsport, Bonelyn and Joseph Kyofski of Nelson; grandchildren, Lisa Lugg Guthne of Nelson, Robert M. and Jasmine Lugg of Portland, Ore., Lenore Lugg of Denver, Colo , Anne Marie Lugg of Williamsport; great granddaughters, Kaela and Kimberly Guthrie, Lauren Briggs, Zamilla Rose Lugg, stepdaughters, Mary Webster Clark, Erma Hotchkiss, both of Wellsboro; the Webster and Hotchkiss grandchildren; 13 other Wiley grandchildren; sister, Melva Hess Calaman of Sabinsville; two brothers, Stanley M. Hess of Elmira, Love Hess of Ulysses, 29 nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at the family home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 23, with a memorial service following at 3 p m. at the Parkhurst Presbyterian Church in Elkland, William Hague presiding. The family request that instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Nelson Cemetery Association. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.
HEYSHAM - KLINE
Jessie S. Of Lawrenceville, PA Age 78, of RR 2, Box 617, Lawrenceville, PA, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000. She was born March 6, 1922 in Nelson, PA, the daughter of Samuel and Maude Preston Heysham. She was a homemaker, was a bus driver for the Northern Tioga School District for 7 yrs., a lifelong farmer, former employee of the Elkland Bakery, and drove the Elder Bus for the Tioga County Commissioners. Survived by daughters, Shirley Crans, Nelson, Pa, Priscilla Rude, Campbell, NY, Joyce Tuttle, Knoxville, PA, Shirley Tucker, Cameron Mills, NY; sons, Delbert Gee, Elkland, PA, Ronald Gee, Elkland, PA; 26 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; sister, Mary Jane Hallock, Columbia Crossroads, PA; sisters-in-laws, Thelma Butler, Marge Dixon, Ruth Heysham, Alberta (John) Phelps; best friends - Boband Marilynn Staples. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan; son, Daniel; two brothers and two sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held Saturday at 4:00 PM. President Stroup and Elder Paul Miller Offc. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Assn. or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements in the care of Kenyon Elkland Gazette.com Obituaries for 2/26/07
Charles Hoyt, 75, died at his home in Mansfield, RD 3, yesterday morning. He was born in Farmington on September 27, 1876. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Lida Cruttenden and one brother, Waldo, both of RD 3 , Mansfield. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’ clock, February 22, at the home of his sister with burial at the Nelson Cemetery. The body will be at the Bastian & Kuhl Funeral Home until this evening.
HOYT - Emory Hoyt, a prominent young farmer of Tioga, committed suicide some time during the forenoon of last Sunday by shooting himself through the head with a heavy powered rifle. The body of the unfortunate man was discovered Sunday afternoon, lying in a pool of blood on the floor of his barn, by the driver of a mild truck who had called at the farm to collect the milk which would later be delivered to the condensery at Lawrenceville. The driver, finding the milk cans standing empty, proceeded to investigate the matter and a few moments search revealed the lifeless from of Mr. Hoyt stretched out and cold in death. Medical aid was summoned, but it was found that the man had been dead for several hours. Coroner White deputized Carlos P. Darling, J.P., of Lawrenceville, to act in his stead, but an inquest was deemed unnecessary as the circumstances surrounding the case pointed conclusively to suicide. It is the opinion of those who viewed the premises that Mr. Hoyt sat down with the muzzle of the gun against his head and pulled the trigger with the aid of a stick. The instrument of death was found lying beside the body and a short distance away, a small stick which was evidently used to press the spring that sent the heavy charge crashing into his brain. It is said that Mr. Hoyt had been brooding for several days over family difficulties and, in the absence of any other known motive, his friends are constrained to attribute his rash act to that case. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 7, 1924