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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Nelson Cemetery, Nelson Township, Tioga County PA 

 

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Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001

See Nelson Cemetery Listings 1970
Nelson Cemetery Listiing 2007

 

 

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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.


MARSHALL O. KELLEY, age 94 of Lawrenceville passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his son's home. Born June 19, 1921 in Blossburg, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Mudge) Kelley. Marshall enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving with the 591st Engineer Boat Regiment as a combat medic. He married the love of his life, Arlene R. Davis on August 23, 1953. She preceded him in death on June 14, 2005. He worked for the Remington Rand and retired from American LaFrance in Elmira. Marshall was a member of the Tioga American Legion Post 235. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. His greatest joy in life was his family and friends. Marshall is survived by his children, Larry and Leah Kelley of Lawrenceville and Rhonda and Tim Chilson of Mt. Jewett, PA; his grandchildren, Amanda and Eric Skoczlas of SC, Aaron and Teeya Mullaney of Addison and Kelley and Kourteney Chilson of Mt. Jewett; 5 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Thursday, 12:00-2:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM. Burial with military honors will follow in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Tioga American Legion Post 235, 18536 Route 287, Tioga, PA or to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/12/2015

KEMP, Lee – Lee Kemp died Aug 27 at 6:30 p.m. after an illness of four months, of Bright’s disease, aged 40 years.  He is survived by his wife and one son, Hugh.  Burial in the Nelson cemetery, Aug. 30.   Wellsboro Agitator, 10 September 1919.


KIMBLE MARGARET L. BAILEY
Margaret L. Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Sister Age 87, of Nelson, PA, departed peacefully to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 24, 2007. She was the daughter of Samuel Kimble and Violet Frost Kimble, born September 4, 1919 in the town of Veteran, NY. She is survived by daughters, Susan (Duane) Stewart, Tioga, PA, Carole (Richard) Walker, Bath, NY, Elaine K. (Claude) Jelliff, Lawrenceville, PA, Eleanor (Theodore) Blend, Buckhannon, WV, Marlea (Charles) Borden, Bridger, MT; daughter-in-law, Roxanna Bailey, Nelson, PA; brother, Edward (Alice) Kimble, Millport, NY; sister-in-law, Pearl Kimble, Rome, PA; special care giver, Arlene Smith, Tioga, PA; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by sons, William and Burton "Ed" Bailey; husband, Burton Bailey; grandson, Michael Turner; sister, Violet Gleason; and brothers, Raymond and Wallace Kimble. Margaret was a retired employee of Corning Inc. She was a member of the United Church of Nelson for 60 years. She was a Bible and Sunday school teacher and a member of the UMW. Margaret was a member of the Eugenia Rebekah Lodge #465, the Nelson Volunteer Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary, the Nelson Grange, the Republican Women, the Volunteers of America Aging, Elkland Senior Citizens Over 60 Club and "Nifty Fifty." She was a Girl Scout Leader for 10 years and she enjoyed crocheting, crafts and gardening. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the United Church of Nelson. Burial in Nelson Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Roger G. Wagner officiating. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Nelson in Margaret's memory.

 

LEARN ALLIE
Wellsboro Agitator – May 24, 1916
--Allie Learn, aged 38 years, of Westfield township, died in the Galeton hospital May 12.  Mr. Learn had been in the hospital for three weeks.  He was not thought to have changed much for the worse, but on Friday the end came suddenly. Mr. Learn had typhoid fever seven years ago and never entirely recovered from the disease.  He is survived by his wife and two children, Richard and Ada.  The funeral was held from the M. E. church in Westfield last week Monday afternoon  at two o’clock, Rev. Carl Hayes officiating; interment in the Nelson cemetery.

 

LEARN Dana

Wellsboro Agitator - July 22, 1936

Azelta News - Mr. Dana Learn died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Churchill Tuesday night.

 

LEARN Dana

Wellsboro Agitator - July 29, 1936

News from Nelson - The funeral of Dana Learn, of Sabinsville, was held in the M. E. church here.  He was formerly of this place.   

 

LEARN Elwyn A. "Learnie"

Age 82, of Watkins Glen, diedMonday, January 10, 2005, at Cayuga Medical Center, Ithaca, NY. Born July 13, 1922 in Lawrenceville, PA, to parents William and Iva Learn, he served in the US Army-Airforce during WWII, having served at home and overseas in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #555, of  Watkins Glen, and the B.P.O.E., Elks Lodge of Corning, NY. Learnie was the former owner of Learn Motor Company in Watkins Glen, which he originally purchased in 1953, and retired after 44 years in 1997. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, NY, Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Watkins Glen. Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating with burial and committal services at Nelson Cemetery in Lawrence, PA. He was predeceased by parents, William and Iva Knowlton Learn; wife, Verna, in 1989; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Naegley in 2004. He is survived by a son, Michael Learn, of Watkins Glen; sister, Phyllis Naegley, of Horseheads; and grandchildren, Alicia and Jeffrey Learn. Memorials may be made to the Watkins Glen Fire Department, PO 429, Watkins Glen, NY 14891; or the Friends of Watkins Library (FOWL), 610 S. Decatur St, Watkins Glen.

 

LEONARD Iva Mae
Wellsboro Agitator – October 30, 1918
Mrs. Clarence Thomas died Oct. 16, of pneumonia, after a few days illness.  Her husband and little son were ill at the time of her death.  She worked in the telephone office until a short time ago.  She had many friends in Nelson and Farmington, where she has always lived.  She is survived by her husband, one son, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Leonard; one brother, Robert, in the army and three sisters.  The funeral was held Sunday following her death; burial in the Nelson cemetery.

 

LEONARD Ruth A. Leonard

Age 87, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Elkland, PA, died Aug. 22, 2011. She was born Aug. 26, 1923 in Nelson, PA the daughter of Justus and Nellie Cole Leonard. She is survived by several cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA, Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Dorothy Densmore offc. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church Steeple Fund.  Star Gazette – August 24, 2011

 

LEWIS Michael F. Lewis

 age 29, of Lawrenceville, PA died Thursday, December 30, 2010 in Bradford County, PA as a result of an auto accident. Michael was born September 14, 1981 in Baltimore, MD, a son of Oliver "Frank" and Cynthia "Cindy" (Snouffer) Lewis of Elkridge, MD. Michael was the husband of Diana (Beach) Lewis. He was employed as a Laborer with R and T Mechanical in Bradford County and was a Marine Corps veteran. Michael was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland and enjoyed fishing with his children, playing baseball, hunting, mushball, bonfires and spending time with his family. Michael is survived by his wife, Diana; a son, Michael F. Lewis, Jr., and a daughter, Lena Mae Lewis, both at home; his parents Oliver "Frank" and Cynthia "Cindy" Snouffer Lewis of Elkridge, MD, sister and brother-in-law, Jacklyn and Matt Rock of MD; maternal grandmother, Joan "GG" Snouffer of Catonville, MD; father and mother-in-law, Walter and Janet Beach of Lawrenceville, PA; sister-in-law, Jackie (Toby) Baker of Lawrenceville, PA; brother-in-law, Timothy (Echo Scherer) Beach of Corning, NY; several nieces, nephews and an endless amount of friends. Michael was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Snouffer; paternal grandparents, Oliver Sr. and Naomi Lewis; two aunts, Marlene Freed and Beth Snouffer; an uncle, Joey Snouffer and cousins Jake and Rosa. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 11 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 111 First Street, Elkland, PA with Father John Kita officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to the Educational Fund for Michael and Lena Lewis, Northwest Savings Bank, Lawrenceville, PA 16929. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery.  Star Gazette – January 1, 2011

 

LINDER George Wallace

Age 95, of Rt. 49, Lawrenceville, PA, died November 14, 2011 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born to William H. and Minnie Crampton Linder on September 13, 1916 in Farmington Twp., PA. He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Linder worked as a farmer as well as a self-employed business owner while raising his family in Nelson, PA. He was an avid lover of card games and, later in life, bingo and crossword puzzles. He is survived by: sons, William H. II and Joann Linder, Leesburg, FL, George W. Jr. and Gretchen Linder, Wildwood, FL, Larry C. and Kathy Linder, Middlebury Center, PA, Philip E. and Sharon Linder, Tioga, PA, Vaughn R. and Colleen Linder, Lawrenceville, PA; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis in 2003, whom he married September 1939 in Langhorn, PA; and siblings, Kenwood "Pick" Linder, Wilda Bryan and Aldine Linder. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion #0235, Tioga, PA 16946.  Star Gazette – November 16, 2011

 

LITTLE, Michael Charles - Michael Charles Little, age 30 of Elkland passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 in Philadelphia. Born March 16, 1988 in Coudersport, he was the son of Michael W. Little and Maureen A. (McLaughlin) Floerchinger. Michael could pick up any musical instrument and within a few tries play like he had been playing for a long time. He had so much untapped knowledge and was always soaking up knowledge everywhere he could. You could talk to Michael about any subject and he could carry on a conversation with you. He had a smile that was as contagious as his humor, and a passionate love for his family and friends. Michael is survived by his parents, Michael and Lisa Little of Fort Wayne, IN and Maureen and Peter Floerchinger of Elkland; his siblings, Kristin and Curtis Wells of Wellsboro, Kari Little, Robby English and Alicia Floerchinger, all of Elkland; step brothers, Blake and Taylor Justice of Fort Wayne, IN; grandmothers, Carol McLaughlin of Westfield and Brenda and Mel Bowers of Fort Wayne, IN; nephews, Mason, Chase, Caden and Maverick and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Rudy McLaughlin and Walter Little. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 6:00 PM with Pastor Paul Caram officiating. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes in Michael's memory. These gifts will be used to create a fund (The Serenity Scholarship Fund) dedicated to raising awareness in Chemung County, NY, Steuben County, NY and Tioga County, PA for those struggling with addiction and related mental health challenges and to provide a scholarship for someone who has completed rehabilitation and is applying to a technical education program. Donations should include In memory of Michael Little, The Serenity Scholarship Fund and can be mailed to Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and Finger Lakes, Inc., 301 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845 or go to communityfund.org. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2018

 

TUBBS, William George - William George Tubbs age 87 of Elkland passed away April 12, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Jan. 18, 1931 in Nelson Twp. the son of William H. and Margaret Preston Tubbs. He taught biology, chemistry and physics in the Canisteo Central school for over 33 yrs. He was a mason, member of the American Legion, avid outdoorsman, loved woodworking, was a self taught upholsterer, loved spending time at their cottage in Canada and honorably served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife Grazia, sons, David G. Tubbs, Nelson, Pa., Jason L. (Nancy) Tubbs, Nelson, Pa. , grandchildren, Carrie Tubbs, McKees Rocks, Pa. and Wade Tubbs, Nelson, Pa. sister, Edwina Walsh, Columbia, TN., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am. at the United Church of Nelson. Rev. Dorothy Densmore, offc. Burial with military honors will be in Nelson cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donors choice. – Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2018

 

LOSEY LILLIAN L. PRESTON
Lillian L., age 80 of Nelson, Pa., Thursday August 9, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at the Nelson Presbyterian Church Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. L. Floyd Fletcher officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery. Survived by niece, Mrs. Morris (Margaret) Lee of Hartsdale, N.Y.; grandniece, Mrs. Margaret (Penny) Braniff of California; grandnephew, Robert L. Lee of Decatur, Ga.; several cousins, include Mrs. Rex Dimmick of Lawrenceville, Pa. and Mrs. Anna Brass of Knoxville, Pa. She was a member and former Elder of the Beechers Island Presbyterian at Nelson; a member of the Tioga County Chapter of DAR and the Elkland Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

 

LUFFRED Dolores Madeline Stratton

Age 84, loving and endlessly devoted wife to Maynard Ernest, died at her home in Nelson, PA on November 20, 2011. She was born February 5, 1927 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late D. Michael and Antoinette DiNinni Luffred. Dolores' siblings were brothers, Peter, Anthony, Carmen and sisters, Mary Woeppel, Margaret Summers, Ann Plumley, Helen Shepherd and Lucille Weldon. Her youngest brother, Michael D. Luffred and his wife Barbara survive. Dolores married the "Love of her life" in 1946 and raised their three children in Hamilton Square, NJ. They retired in St. Petersburg, FL, and then returned to the area of Corning in 1991 were they have lived for the past twenty years enjoying the wonderful company of family, neighbors and the Nelson church community. She is survived by: her husband, Maynard; sons and daughters-in-law, Maynard (Deceased) and Diane, Peter and Jeanette; daughter and her partner, Cynthia Stratton and John Van Plantinga; grandchildren, Stacey (Joe) Kuzemka, Erik (Jill) Stratton, Jonna (Dan) Nyiri, Lindsey Stratton, Ashley (Ken) Miller, Brett (Grishma) Dille; great-grandchildren, Lily Stratton and Marin Nyiri. Many dear nieces and nephews remained close to her throughout her lifetime. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:00 am at the United Church of Nelson. The Reverend Dorothy Densmore, offc. Burial will follow in the Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the United Church of Nelson, 75 Village Drive, PO. Box 6, Nelson, PA 16940.   Star Gazette – November 25, 2011

 

LUGG Charles Byron

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, May 18, 1938

Charles B Lugg, of Nelson, died Wednesday about 3 am, after seven weeks' illness.  Mr. Lugg, a native of Farmington, resided in Nelson for over 50 years. He was the son of Robert and Rebekah Bottom Lugg.   Mr. Lugg was married in 1888 to Miss Emma Preston, of Elkland, who died December 15, 1934. He was active in the Grange, and was a member of the Nelson Presbyterian church. He is survived by a son, Robert Lugg, and a grandson, Charles Lugg, both of Nelson.

The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Franklin K. Tomlinson, pastor of the Nelson Presbyterian church, officiating.  

 

LUGG Robert Preston

Wellsboro Agitator – February 18, 1954

Robert P. Lugg of Nelson died in the Blossburg State Hospital Thursday morning. February 11, 1954, following a heart attack suffered three week ago. He was 49 years old.  Born in Nelson December 29, 1904 he was the son of Charles and Emma Preston Lugg, of Elkland.  He was appointed County Commissioner in January, 1940, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Commissioner Dean Knowlton, and had been continued in office by election as the Democrat minority member until the time of his death.  His wife the former Ila Hess, of Sabinsville; whom he married at the Washington Chapel in Valley Forge, August 4, 1934, is a member of the faculty of the Elkland High School and Pennsylvania State University.  Mr. Lugg was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of 0sceola Lodge F&AM, at Elkland, and the Coudersport Consistory; a member of the Elkland Joint School Board; secretary of the Nelson School Board; secretary of the Nelson cemetery association; a member of the Nelson Grange and the Dairymen's League; a graduate of Elkland High School. Besides his wife he as survived by two sons, Charles and Robert and one daughter, Mary Lou, all at home.  Mr. Lugg, a genial man, was well known and liked throughout the country.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m.  Burial was in Nelson Cemetery.

 

LUGG Robert Anthony (Tony) Lugg

died at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro on October 20, 2012. Son of Ila Hess Lugg (Wiley) and Robert Preston Lugg, he was born September 4, 1942 in Nelson, where he lived for the majority of his life. He was married June 7, 1969 to Rosemarie Carico of Arnot, who survives him, together with their four children and families: Lisa Guthrie and John Vandal of Mansfield, Robert M. and Jasmine Lugg of Portland, OR, Lenore and Michael Schmitt of Aurora, CO and Anne and Dwayne Alexander of Newark, NY. Tony's grandchildren are Kaela and Kim Guthrie and Lauren Briggs; Zamilla Rose Lugg; Jacob, Adelaide, Michael and Jonathan Schmitt. He leaves two aunts, Melva Calaman of Sabinsville and Clara Hess of Little Marsh as well as his sister, Bonnie Kyofski of Nelson, his parents in law Rose and Jack Carico of Herren, IL and family, and many Hess and Calaman cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Charles M. (John) Lugg. A graduate of Mansfield University and Tri-States Heavy Equipment School in Indiana, Tony worked for many years in business with his mother and brother, was Superintendent of Highways in Tioga County for three years, and worked intensely in the relocation of the New Nelson during the moving of the town for the Cowanesque Lake. Tony was a Mason, a member and elder of the Beechers' Island Presbyterian Church/United Church of Nelson, board member of the Nelson Cemetery Association, member of the Nelson Fire Company and Nelson Boy Scout Leader for many years, member of the founding board of the North Penn Comprehensive Health Organization, member of the Corporate Board of Laurel Health, member of the Corporate Board of Citizens and Northern Bank, and Democratic committee person in Nelson and in the county party. He was an active Salvation Army volunteer. Calling hours will be held on Friday evening from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the United Church of Nelson; there will be a memorial service Saturday at 2:00 PM; friends and family are invited to gather at the family Lugg-Kyofski home at 2712 Thornbottom Road in Nelson after the service. The Rev. Dorothy Densmore will direct the church service and Kenyon Funeral Home of Elkland is handling arrangements. Memorial gifts may be made to the United Church of Nelson, c/o Treasurer Nancy Tubbs.   Star Gazette – October 24, 2012 

 

MACK John Rice

Wellsboro Agitator,Tioga, PA, Wednesday, November 15, 1922, Pg 1

Nelson, Nov. 14 -- J. R. Mack an old resident of Nelson, died of heart disease at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Harrison in Olean, where he had gone to spend the winter. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian Church at Nelson, Friday at 2 o'clock. Rev H. D. Goodrich of Osceola officiating; burial in the Nelson Cemetery. Mr. Mack leaves two daughters, Mrs. John Harrison of Olean and Mrs. Frank Taft of Lawrence township and one brother, William Mack of Elkland.

 

MACK –MARIAM TAFT, 65 of Nelson, Pa., Monday, Feb. 22, 1943.  Survived by husband; Coral Davis, Walter Davis, Albion, N.Y., Kenneth Taft, Corning, John Taft, Nelson, sons: Mrs. Celia Finch, Nelson, daughter; Mrs. Lizzie Harrison, Olean, sister.  Funeral at family home Thursday 2 p.m.  Nelson Cemetery, Rev. E. T. Rowe.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/23/1943

MANLEY
Gordon Finch Age 90, of #302-J East Main Street, Elkland, PA, died surrounded by family, Friday, June 10, 2005, at his residence. He was born August 14, 1914 in Tuscarora, NY, the son of Benjamin and Edith Finch Manley. He was an employee of the Elkland Leather Company for 37 years and Rice and Sons Garden Center of Big Flats for several years. He was a member of the Nelson United Church for over 60 years. He was a member of the Alert Grange #905 for over 50 years. During his life, Gordon was active with the Boy Scouts and a Sunday School teacher for many years as well as choir member of his church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and bird watching. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Eudora Edna Miller Manley; sons, William Joseph (Carol Jean) Manley, Hilton, NY, Robert Gordon (Melody) Manley, Jasper, NY; granddaughters, Susan Lynne (Dennis) Morgan, North Conway, NH, Harmony Leanne (Matthew) Smith, Jasper, NY, Tara Lin (Jason) McGregor, Hornell, NY; great-grandsons, Justin Alan Manley-Smith, Jasper, NY, Dennis Lee Morgan III, North Conway, NH, Sean William Morgan, North Conway, NH; sister, Ruth Manley Orr, Painted Post, NY; brother-in-law, Raymond (Harriett) Miller, Painted Post, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Manley. Family and friends are invited to call at the Nelson United Church, Monday from 1-2 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Pastor Sharon Kent officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery. Donations in Gordon's memory may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., State Route #49, Osceola, PA 16942, and the Nelson United Church, Nelson, PA. Arrangements are in care of: Kenyon Funeral Home.

McCALLUM DELPHINE or DELPHENE
Wellsboro Agitator – March 18, 1925
Osceola, March 16.  – Mrs. Delphine McCollum Harrison died at her home in Farmington, March 9, 1925, after a short illness of heart trouble, aged 64 years.  She was born July 9, 1860 at Lindley, N. Y., and was married to Joel Harrison of Farmington, Pa., Sept. 14, 1882, who survives her.   Four children were born to them, two of whom survive, Mrs. Myra Swan, of Fremean, and Mrs. Andrew Colegrove, of Osceola.  She is also survived by four grandchildren; also the following brothers and sisters:  Charles and Joshua McCollum, of Farmington; Mrs. Julia Champlain, of Osceola, and Mrs. Martha Dickinson, of Wellsboro.  Mrs. Harrison was a loving mother and kind neighbor and will be missed by a large circle of friends.  She was a member of the Methodist church for many years.  The floral tributes were many and beautiful.  The funeral was held at 1 o’clock Wednesday at her home in Farmington and at the Methodist church at Nelson at 2 o’clock, Rev. H. D. Goodrich, of Osceola, and Rev. Hess, of Nelson, officiating; interment at Nelson.

McCARTHY BEVERLY J MERRITT
Beverly J., Age 77, of #14 Cowanesque Street, Lawrenceville, PA, diedSunday, August 5, 2007, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born January 24, 1930 in Wellsville, NY, the daughter of Clarence and Bessie Cleveland McCarthy. She managed Rosenbloom's furniture store in Westfield and Elkland, PA, in the 1950's. She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church and the U.M.W. Beverly was a member of the Lawrenceville Fire Dept. and Aux. and a life member of the NY-Penn Fireman's Aux. She was a member of the Tioga County Republican Women and Republican Commitee Woman for Lawrenceville Boro for many years. Beverly is also credited with starting the "Lawrenceville Mile Long Sale." She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Clifford "Dusty" Merritt, Jr.; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bill Preston, Tioga, PA; brother and sister-in-law, John and Vickie McCarthy, Mansfield, PA; special friend, Kay Cary, Lawrenceville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul McCarthy; a sister, Patricia McCarthy; and aunt, Margaret Van Zile. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Wednesday from 5-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorials may be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church and the Lawrenceville Fire & Ambulance Assn. in Beverly's memory.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/6/2007 - 8/7/2007.

McGRORY GEORGE B
Wellsboro Agitator Aug. 1, 1923
George McGory died at his home Tuesday, July 24.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eva McGory; two daughters, Mrs. William Coates and Mrs. Clair Learn, who reside in Nelson; one son, Grove, of Osceola.  The funeral was held at the late home, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. D. Goodrich, of Osceola, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hess, pastor of Nelson M. E. church; burial in Nelson Cemetery.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifMcGUIRE  Leah - Leah Blair, age 104, of Painted Post, died
on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Absolut Care at Three Rivers. She was born in East Fork, Pennsylvania on December 9, 1905, the daughter of James and Abigail (Springstein) McGuire. Leah retired from Corning, Inc in 1970 following 19 years of service. She liked to travel, especially to go to Pittsburgh to see her sister. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Burnside of Painted Post, special nephew, Donald (Ida) Burnside of Lawrenceville, special great nephew, Gary (Doreen) Burnside of Tioga, special great niece, Shiela (Thomas) Cuneo of Tioga, and many great nieces and great nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, on Monday, October 25, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Leah's funeral service will follow there at 3:00 pm with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial will take place at Nelson Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 6 Franklin Street, Lawrenceville, PA 16929. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 24, 2010

 

McNAUGHTON William Daniel

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Dec. 21, 1932, Pg 2

William Daniel McNaughton, of Westfield, died suddenly Wednesday morning. He was manager of the Market Basket Store in Westfield. Mr. McNaughton was born in Westfield, March 8, 1874, son of Francis and Alice McNaughton. He was educated in the public schools and his first employment was in the office of the Westfield Free Press. On May 20, 1895, he married Miss Emma Phillips. Soon after their marriage they moved to Phillips Station, where they were engaged in business…in special merchandise.  From there they moved to Tompkins, where they also followed the mercantile business, later going to Nelson and to Lawrenceville…In December, 1918 they removed to Westfield and Mr. McNaughton engaged in various mercantile enterprises.  For the past few years he had served as manager of the Market Basket.  Mr. McNaughton was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Westfield…The funeral was held in St. John’s church Sunday afternoon…burial at Nelson.

 

MERRITT CHARLES
Wellsboro Agitator – April 5, 1916
Charles Merritt, a well known and highly respected citizen, died Thursday, being ill only an hour or so.  Death was due to apoplexy.  This community was greatly shocked at his sudden demise.  He leaves a wife and five children.   Burial in the Nelson cemetery.

MERRITT Clifford S. "Dusty" Jr.
Age 79, of Cowanesque St., Lawrenceville, PA, diedOctober 6, 2007 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born February 19, 1928 in Orlando, FL, the son of Clifford S. "Kip" and Esther Freeberg Merritt Sr. He retired from Dresser-Rand, where he worked in order control, was a member of the American Legion Post #0235, Tioga, PA, VFW Post #6753, Knoxville, PA, Lawrenceville Boro Republican committeemen, served on the Lawrenceville Borough council and was an avid gardener, bird watcher and baseball fan. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and William Preston, Tioga, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; best friend, Bill Dexter, Lawrenceville, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, on August 5, 2007. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Robert Strozyk, offc. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA, or the Lawrenceville Vol. Fire and Ambulance Assoc.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/8/2007.

MILLER - MANLEY, Eudora E.
Age 90, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Nelson, PA, diedSunday, January 18, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born June 2, 1918 in Lawrence Twp., PA, the daughter of William and Jennie Shellman Miller. She was a member of the United Church of Nelson and the U.M.W. Eudora was the Valedictorian of the class of 1936 of Lawrenceville High School. She worked in food service for many years at Clark H. Wood Elementary School, Elkland, PA, and Broad Acres Nursing Home. Eudora was also a member of the Alert Grange #909, Nelson, PA. Survived by sons, William (Carol Jean) Manley, Hilton, NY, Robert (Melody) Manley, Jasper, NY; granddaughters, Susan (Dennis) Morgan, North Conway, NH, Harmony (Matthew) Smith, Jasper, NY, Tara (Jason) McGregor, Hornell, NY; great-grandsons, Justin Manley-Smith, Jasper, NY, Dennis Morgan III, North Conway, NH, Sean Morgan, North Conway, NH; brother, Raymond (Harriet) Miller, Painted Post, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Gordon in 2005; sisters, Faye Terwilliger and Emmalena Manley; and brother, Jerome Miller. Family and friends are invited to call at the United Church of Nelson, Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Dr. Roger G. Wagner officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorials may be made to the United Church of Nelson in Eudora's memory. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/19/2009

GARY L. ‘BUTCH’ MORSE, 68 of Tioga, PA, passed away July 18, 2014 at Corning Hospital. He was born in Corning, November 20, 1945, the son of Burrell & Mabel Thrall Morse. Butch was a retiree of Corning Incorporated and enjoyed working at several area golf courses. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Herbert Lee Webster Post # 235 American Legion. Butch was a loving, caring, husband, father and grandpa who had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, mowing the yard, and tinkering with tractors. He was a great man and will surely be missed. Butch is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former, Hazel Heffner; daughters, Gina Cota of Greensboro, NC, and Holly Cornelison of Asheboro, NC; a son, Michael (Katrina) Morse of Lawrenceville, PA; seven grandchildren, Kristen & Allison Morse, Letristen Mortimer, Katie & Bud Archer, Trey & Xander Cota; three brothers, Burrell (Cindy) Morse of Lindley, NY, Sidney Morse of Tioga, PA, Richard Morse of Lawrenceville, PA; four sisters, Patty Osgood (Steve) of Corning, NY, Carol (Vern) Porter of Coopers Plains, NY, Donna (Joe) Wood of Winston-Salem, NC, and Charlotte (Steve) Houghtaling of Addison, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Saturday, July 26, 10 AM - noon. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at noon with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/23/2014

MOSHIER - Charles Robert Moshier, 58, of Farmington, PA, died Saturday, August 9, 1958. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mina Moshier; son, Charles; stepsons, Charles William, James L. and Leon C. Sutton, all of Beaver Dams; daughter, Miss Alice Moshier of Blossburg; brothers, George and Lewis Moshier both of Woodhull, Ben Moshier of Osceola; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Sly of Painted Post, Mrs. Rose Gleason of Mansfield; one grandchild and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral was at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Frank Russell officiating. Burial was in Nichols Cemetery, Nelson. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1958

O'DELL Lawrence H. "Brick"
Age 80, of RD, Elkland, PA, diedMay 21, 2007 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. Brick was born December 3, 1926 in Elkland, PA, the son of the late Floyd and Mabel Kirtland O'Dell. Brick served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at the Elkland Tannery until their closing and worked at the Corning Glass works, where he retired in 1990. As part of the El Bethel Fellowship Church, he was an inspiration to all he touched. His love for his Lord, family and friends will be always remembered in their hearts and lives. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Maree Preston O'Dell; sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Larry and Kathy O'Dell, Osceola, PA, Dale and Kathy O'Dell, Lawrenceville, PA, Jay and Julie O'Dell, Canton, PA, Kevin and Linda O'Dell, Angier, NC; grandchildren, Kelly, David, Dale, Donald, Jessica, Edwin, Amy, Mitch, Cody and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Devin, Gage, Syna and Lacey; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd and Ernest; sisters, Velma and Edith; great-grandsons, Wayne and Camden. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell, offc. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. The family respectfully declines flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the El Bethel Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 28, Osceola, PA 16942.

PADGETT - FULLER
Sandra L. (Padgett) Age 40 of Lawrenceville, PA died on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, after a lengthy illness. She was born on February 8, 1961 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Richard L. and Sylvia J. (Burdick) Padgett. She was the wife of Curtis Fuller. Sandy was a loving mother and a member of the Christian Life Church, Corning, NY. She will be a fond memory to all of the people that she loved, helped and the lives that she touched. She is survived by her husband; parents; daughter, Breanna Jade Fuller at home; sister, Lorie Cole of Lawrenceville, PA; maternal grandparents, Gordon and Francis Burdick of Lindley, NY; special niece and nephew; Jennifer Simpson and Derek Stevens; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. A viewing will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2001 from 3 to 4 at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N, Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 4 PM on Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Bagg officiating. Interment will be in the Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Richard and Sylvia Padgett, RR #2 Box 228, Lawrenceville, PA 16929. From:    ksarber@redcreek.net (Kathy Sarber)

PARKS FRANCES (FRANK) M. - MRS. T.C. CAMPBELL
 Mrs. T.C. Campbell died Sept. 22, at 11 pm, at the family home in St. Petersburg, Florida.  She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Sherman and Mrs. Ruth Mitchell, both of St. Petersburg; several grandchildren and a brother, James Parks, of Harrison Valley; a sister, Mrs. Caroline Smith, of Tioga.  The funeral was held Sunday in Tioga; burial in the Nelson cemetery.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 28, 1927)

--NELSON-Mr. Benjamin PARKS who had been sick for a long time, died on Tuesday night.  He was about sixty-five years old.  Nelson lost a good citizen. The funeral will be held tomorrow at one o’clock.  [Buried Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Tioga County]

PARSELS William T
Wellsboro Agitator – January 23, 1901
Mr. William T. Parsels, aged 43 years, died at his home in Farmington on the morning of January 14th after an illness lasting over a year.   He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mabel, aged 11, and by a number of brothers and sisters.  He was a kind husband and a loving father.  He had been a consistent member of the Methodist church for 27 years.  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Charles Carpenter, were held form the Methodist church at Nelson.  Burial in the Nelson cemetery.

WALLACE O. PEASE
Wallace O. Pease, 84, of Dauphin, a former resident of Nelson, died Friday in the Dauphin County Home and Hospital, Harrisburg. Mr. Pease was born in Nelson on January 10, 1888, the son of Walter and Frances Smith Pease. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Jeanette McClaim and Mrs. Wilma Colgate, of Harrisburg; Mrs. Frances Esterbrook and Mrs. Vivian Bastable, of Camp Hill, and Mrs. Dorothy Aston, of Corvallis, Oregon; a son, Newell, of Lemoyne; a brother, John, of Lawrenceville, and 11 grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday, at Kuhl and Spink’s, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Nelson Cemetery. The Rev. Gorden E. Abrams, retired pastor of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, officiated.

PEASE, Wallace O. Age 84, of 411 Allegheny St., Dauphin, Pa., Friday, July 7, 1972, following a long illness. Friends may call at the Kuhl & Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St. Wellsboro, Pa., Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Gordon E. Abrams, will officiate. Burial Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa. Survived by five daughters, Mrs. Jeanette McClain of Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. Wilma Colgate of Harrisburg, Pa., Mrs. Frances Esterbrook of Camp Hill, Pa., Mrs. Dorothy Ashton of Corvallis, Ore.; son Newell Pease of LeMoyne, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; one brother, John Pease of Lawrenceville, Pa. Mr. Pease was born in Nelson, Pa., Jan. 10, 1888, the son of Walter and Frances Smith Pease.

PETERS - Eula Margraff, Beloved Teacher Buried Tuesday
Osceola, The entire community mourns the passing of Mrs. Eula Margraff who died suddenly at her home on February 11, 1950 at the age of sixty six. Rev. Charles Carpenter officiated at services held in the Methodist Church here Tuesday, February 14th at 2 o’clock.  Burial was made at Nelson. Elkland, Nelson and Osceola Schools closed at noon Tuesday to observe the passing of Mrs. Margraff who taught in the Osceola Schools for 29 years.  She retired in November of last year because of ill health.   It is remembered, that in accepting her resignation, schoolmen were lavish in their praise of her long years of work in the Osceola school, as they cited her as an outstanding teacher and mother.  More than a thousand Osceola children benefited by her teachings in all four grades at that school. Mrs. Margraff was the daughter of John and Emma Johnson Peters, Born in Farmington, March 1 1883. Surviving are: two sons, Paul of Elkland and James Frederick of Brooklyn, NY., a daughter, Mrs. Priscilla Slocum, Osceola, and 6 grandchildren.She spent her girlhood in Nelson and graduated from Nelson Schools before marring Louis Margraff, the son of a Nelson tanner.  When Mr. Margraff died in 1918 leaving her with five small children she entered Mansfield at the age of 33 in order to better her earning power to provide for the youngsters.  Graduating form Mansfield two years later she took a position with the Osceola schools and has since lived here.

PHELPS GRACE A. TURNER
Grace A., Age 57, of Elmira, NY, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Grace was born on February 16, 1950 in Corning, NY, daughter of Milton and Madeline (Belnap) Phelps. Survivors include her father, Milton; brothers, Ernest (Linda) Turner, David (Rose) Turner and Fred (Nancy) Preston; sister, Candy (Earl) Delles; special niece, Amy (Ed) Woodard; along with several other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles; and dear friend, Charlene Turner. Grace was predeceased by her mother, Madeline. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 13, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Rev. Larry Appenzeller officiating. Interment will take place on Friday, September 14, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Nelson Cemetery in Elkland, PA.

PHELPS Milton W.
Age 82, of Pine Valley, NY, diedon Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on March 28, 1926 in Nelson, PA to the late Frank and Flossie Phelps. Milton is survived by his sons, David (Rose) Turner and Ernest (Linda) Turner; daughter, Candy (Earl) Delles; grandchildren, Amy (Ed) Woodard, Heather Turner, Derek Turner, Stephanie Turner and Carrianne Turner; brothers, James (Sharon), George (Rosemary), Edward (Mary), Winston (Doris), and John (Alberta) Phelps; sister, Beatrice Stratton. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 2nd, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/31/2009

 

PHILLIPS Emma

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, February 20, 1947

Mrs. Emma Phillips McNaughton died at her home on Church street in Westfield, last Saturday evening, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the

late Erastus B. and Lucy Baxter Phillips, born in Harrison Valley. Mrs. McNaughton was married on May 29, 1895 to William D. McNaughton, whom she survived since December 12, 1932.  During their married life they conducted a mercantile business at Phillips Station, Lawrenceville, Tompkins, Nelson and Westfield. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church since early childhood and was a member of the Westfield Methodist Church, of which she was a church steward and served as financial secretary for the past 21 years. She was active in Sunday school work her entire life and was a teacher at the time of her death, was active in Junior League and Epworth League work  and served as leader for both organizations a great many years.  Mrs. McNaughton joined the Women's Christian Temperance Union Friday, October 3, 1903. She served as county treasurer for 20 years; county president for 7 years and vice-president for 4 years. She was a member of Cowanesque Chapter No. 33 Order of Eastern Star, which she served as chaplain in past years. She is survived by one sister;

Mrs. May O. Swan of Nelson; one brother, Frank G. Phillips of Geneva, N. Y. and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held yesterday, Rev. P. H. Woodruff officiating, assisted by Rev. Clifford Swearingen; burial in Nelson cemetery.

 

PHILLIPS -  SWAN, May C.
Age 82, of Nelson, Pa.; Wednesday, January 31, 1968.  Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday Feb. 3rd at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lacy Van Norman.  Burial in Nelson Cemetery.  Survived by husband, Erman J. Swan of Nelson; sons, Waldo E. Swan of Nelson, Phillips D. Swan of Covington, Pa., Lawrence Woodrow Swan, deceased; daughter, Mrs. Emma May Croft of Waverly; eight grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Nelson Methodist church for 56 years; member of the W.S.C.S. also a member of the Elkland Chapter of the Eastern Star.

 

POND Jean E. Bennett

90, formerly of Nelson, died in Canandaigua, N.Y., where she has resided since 2003, on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, with her three daughters at her side. Born Jan. 22, 1923 in Noxen, Pa., she was the daughter of Lloyd and Kathryn (Kunkle) Pond. She was married to Paul Bennett for 62 years; he died in January 2003. Jean was a devoted mother; she was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband on their farm. She was an outstanding cook and made wonderful pies. She served on the town of Nelson Election Board for over 30 years. Jean was always caring with her family and deeply loved and enjoyed having them around. She is survived by her daughters, Kay (Terry) Thurston, Sebring, Fla. and Addison, N.Y.; Paula Bennett, Shortsville, N.Y.; Pat (Thomas) Smith, Pittsford, N.Y.; grandsons, Paul (Deborah) Thurston, Lexington, Ky.; Chris VanSchaick, Shortsville, N.Y.; Craig VanSchaick, Pittsford, N.Y.; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; brothers, Nile, Blaine, Milford and Hervey Pond; and her sister, Helen Leipold. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following on Saturday at 2 p.m., with Rev. Ellis Grist officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 57 North Franklin Street, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18701. Wellsboro Gazette – September 6, 2013

 

POWERS Jack H. Age 80, of RD #1, Lawrenceville, PA, diedDecember 18, 2004 at the V.A. Medical Center, Bath, NY. He was born November 12, 1924 in Elmira Heights, NY, the son of Walter and Jane Powers. He worked as a Lab Technician for Corning Glass Works, where he retired after 35 years of service. He served in the 2nd Division in the United States Marine Corps. during WWII. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Tioga Firemans Auxiliary, served in the Lawrence Twp. Planning Comm. and was an avid woodworker. He is survived by his wife, Gladys; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Roberta Powers, Ava, NY, John Powers, Tioga, PA, Michael and Karen Powers, Tioga, PA, Joel Powers, Harrisburg, PA; daughters and son-in-law, Kathie and Steven Crandall, Arvilla, ND, Jackie Waxman, Harrisburg, PA; stepson and daughter-in-law, Cleone and Karen Cooper, North Port, FL; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Joanne and David Wilber, Lawrenceville, PA; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA. Rev. Gary Weaver will officiate. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorials may be made to the "Friends in Deed" c/o Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, PA, 16929.

 

PRESTON – Mrs. Bessie H. Wilston, 84, of Tioga RD1, died at the home of her son, Robert Wilston also of Tioga RD1, Thursday, Feb. 26, 1970. She was the widow of Linus Wilston. Mrs. Wilston was born Feb. 14, 1886, in Lawrence Twp., the daughter of Robert and Drusilla Gee Preston. She attended the Hammond Baptist Church. Surviving, besides her son, Robert, are another son, Ralph D., of Nelson; a sister, Mrs. Mary Kuhl, Lawrenceville; a brother, Arch Preston, of Nelson; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday at Kuhl and Spink’s Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery. The Rev. G. Fay Crossman of the Hammond Baptist Church officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, March 5, 1970

 

PRESTON Emma Louise

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, December 20, 1934

Nelson, Dec. 19.—Mrs. Charles B. Lugg, 70, died Saturday morning following an illness of several months. Funeral services Tuesday were conducted by Rev. Raymond E. Muthard, with interment in Nelson Cemetery. Born in Elkland September 14, 1864, she was the daughter of Aaron Otis and Ann Olcott Preston. Since she came to Nelson in February 6, 1889, when she married Charles B. Lugg, she has been active in Church school and Grange work. Mrs. Lugg is survived by her husband; one son, Robert of Nelson; two nephews, Ernest Preston of Hartford, Conn and a niece, Mrs. Roy L. Smith of 127 Pulteney street, Corning, N. Y.   

 

PRESTON Ford Erwin
Age 85, of 9340 Rt. 49, Elkland, PA, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born September 18, 1923 in Farmington Twp., PA, the son of Archie and Joyce Glover Preston. He was a life member of the Cowanesque Valley Rod & Gun Club and was formerly employed as the Nelson Twp. Supervisor. Ford was a farmer, multi-craft contractor and worked at the Elkland Leather Company. He is survived by his wife and lifelong companion, Anna Tompkins Preston; daughters, Linda (David) Wolfe, Elkland, PA, Pauline (Jim) Bowen, Elmira, NY, Barbara (Bill) Orr, Elmira, NY, Sue Thyng, Kennebunkport, ME; son, Ronald (Dorrene) Preston, Chemung, NJ; brother, Merle (June) Preston, Lawrenceville, PA; sisters, Marie O'Dell, Elkland, PA, Hazel Bartlett, Corning, NY, Alice (David) Parsons, Fairport, NY; special grandchildren, Tammy and Danny Wolfe; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by sons, Robert and Donald Preston. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Larry O'Dell will officiate. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA.  Published in Star-Gazette on September 17, 2009

 

PRESTON Mark Leland

Wellsboro Agitator – May 17, 1950    

Mark Leland Preston, of Elkland and Nelson, died at his home in Nelson May 8.  Surviving are his widow and children: Mrs. Hattie Seely, of Knoxville, Melvin Preston, of Elkland, Earl Preston, of Nelson; Claude Preston, of Rochester; 11 grandchildren, one brother, Charles Preston, of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Youmans, of Paradise, California; burial Thursday in the Nelson cemetery.

 

PRESTON -  Robert Ford Age 60, of Post Creek Road, Beaver Dams, NY, died Wednesday, November 8, 2005, at his residence. He was born December 20, 1944, in Deerfield Twp., PA, the son of Ford and Vermilyea Bennett Preston. He was retired from Corning Inc. He is survived by daughter, Cindy Preston, Avis, PA; sons, Paul and Patrick Preston, Lawrenceville, PA; two granddaughters; father and stepmother, Ford and Anna Preston, RD, Elkland, PA; brothers, Ronald (Dorrene) Preston, NJ, and Douglas (Debbie) Preston, Elmira, NY; sisters, Pauline (James) Bowers, Elmira, NY, Sue Thyng, ME, Linda (David) Wolfe, RD, Elkland, PA, Barbara (Bill) Orr, Elmira, NY, and Leona (Fred) Foster, Millerton, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vermilyea; and brother, Donald. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA.

PRICE, Debra Obit: Debra L. Davis
ADDISON | Debra L. Davis, 48, of Herrington Road, Addison, entered into rest on Thursday, June 20 2002, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born on June 29, 1953 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Keith and Phyllis Hartman Price. She attended Elkland High School. On August 31, 1992, Debra married Mark E. Davis in Nelson, PA. She had worked as a waitress and was most recently a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Mark E. Davis of Addison; her mother, Phyllis Baker of Addison; a brother, Timothy (Colleen) Price of Nelson and nephews, Shawn and Joshua Price. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Debra was preceded in death by her father, Keith Price in October, 2001. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 23, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull. Funeral services will be conducted there on Monday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Robert Goodrich officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery. Memorials, in Debra's name, may be made to the Addison VFD Ambulance Assoc. of the Corning Dialysis Center.

DALE R. RATHBUN, age 75 of Cuba, NY. (Hinsdale) passed away following a brief illness at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY. He was born July 13, 1941 in Nelson, Pa. the son of Merritt "Jacob" and Dorothy Freeman Rathbun. He worked many types of jobs during his lifetime and he was always willing to help any one whenever and where ever he could. He also did alot for the political relm in Cattaraugus County and the state of New York, one of his many passions. Dale also liked books, and was always striving for new knowledge. He proudly served in the US Army. He is survived by his companion, Bonnie Bellamy, daughter Ann-Marie (Christopher) Brooks, Chicago, Il., stepson, Chesley Bellamy, Olean, NY., grandchildren, Justin Jackowiak, Chicago, Il., Brandon Brooks, Chicago, Il. and Adam Bellamy, Olean, NY., sibilings, Joan Sharp, Indiana, Norma (Paul) Patterson, Osceola, Pa., Charline (Walter) Wilburn, North Carolina, Gary "Jake" (Phyllis) Rathbun, North Carolina, Duane Rathbun, Painted Post, NY., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Tuesday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. where funeral services will be conducted following calling hours at 2:00 pm. Burial with military honors will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to a local veterans organization. –Kenyon Funeral Home obituary 12/5/2016

RATHBUN Jane E Smith – Mrs. Theodore Smith died at her home near the NYC station Sunday morning after a long illness.  She is survived by her husband Theodore Smith; four sons, Charles, Fred, Mark, and Ross, and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Swan of Lawrenceville.  The funeral was held Tuesday at two o’clock, burial in the Nelson cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 November 1919.

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100, formerly of Tioga, PA, died
January 28, 2010, at Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born November 19, 1909 in Tioga, PA, the daughter of Claude and Jane Butler Reynolds. Winnie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tioga. She is survived by a son, Claude of Tioga, PA; a sister, Mary Jane Brace of Mansfield, PA; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob, in 1976; a son, Donald, in 1981; and two sisters, Grace Gee and Elvira Shutter. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery.  Elmira Star Gazette, January 30, 2010

RICE, Gary Donald - Gary Donald Rice, 73, of Middlebury Center, died on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at home with his family by his side. He was born on May 13, 1943, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Harry (Cy) and Genevieve A. (Smith) Rice. Gary was married to Helen K. (Atkins) Rice and was a retired custodian for the Northern Tioga School District. He was a Vietnam veteran serving with the United States Air Force. Gary is survived by his wife, Helen; sons, Donald E. (Debbie) Rice of Show Low, Ariz., G. Daniel (Juanita Jelliff) Rice of Middlebury Center; sister-in-law, Donna Rice of North Rose, N.Y.; grandchildren, Kody Rice, Kyler Rice, Kaytlynn Rice, Kaitlin Brueilly, Grace Brueilly, Faith Brueilly; and a great- grandchild, Kinsleigh Reese. He was predeceased by a brother, Roger Rice in 1999. Friends may call on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. www.carletonfh.com A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Kristi Webster officiating. Interment will be in the Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Middlebury Ambulance Association, 11747 Rt. 287, Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935. -  Mansfield Gazette, October 12, 2016

 

RICE Luther
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA., Thursday, February 28, 1935
Nelson, Feb. 26----Luther Rice, 87, a lifelong resident of this place died Sunday afternoon at his home following a week’s illness. Mr. Rice was born April 5, 1847 at Nelson, the son of Luther and Catherine Rice, deceased. On June 8, 1869 he was united in marriage to Betsy Eaton. ......He is survived by one brother, Stephen Rice of Nelson; a sister, Mrs. Sarah VanZile of Elkland and one adopted daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Bowen of Nelson. The funeral was held Wednesday 2pm...burial in family lot in Nelson Cemetery.

ROCKWELL Levi A
Wellsboro Agitator - December 25, 1958
Levi A. Rockwell, 48, of Elkland RD, died Sunday, December 21, 1958.  He was an employee of Ingersoll-Rand Co., Painted Post.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Rockwell; his mother, Mrs. Erma Newman, of Elkland RD; step-children, Harry and Richard Foster of Tioga and Mrs. Mary Ott of Wellsboro and the following brothers:  Grant of Owego and Nathan of Knoxville; sisters, Mrs. Florence Cummings of Elmira and Mrs. Mina King of Middlebury; three grandchildren also survive.

SAYLES –MRS. ESTELLA COOPER, 58 of Nelson, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1961.  Survived by sons, Cleone Cooper of Tioga, Richard Cooper of Westfield; daughters, Mrs. Lillie Freeman of Nelson, Mrs. Lois Gitchell of Westfield, Mrs. Frances Carl of Wellsburg; brothers, Faye Sayles of Westfield, Clifford with the Army; sisters, Mrs. Louise Bleichner of Elkland, Mrs. Cleva Borden of Corning/ 13 grandchildren.  Body will be removed Thursday from the Kenyon Funeral Home to the home of Curry Freeman of Nelson.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Frank White.  Nelson Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1961

 

SCHOONOVER Thomas Jefferson

Wellsboro Agitator -February 22, 1950

Thomas Jefferson Schoonover, aged 54 years, of Tioga Township, died of a heart attack Saturday evening, while attending an anniversary dinner at the Nelson I.O.O.F.  He had been in ill health for several years.  He was born in Westfield, son of the late Charles D. and Libby Schoonover, of Goshen, Ind.  In early life, he married Miss Eva P. Cady, of Nelson, who survives.  He was a member of the Nelson I.O.O.F. and Methodist church.  Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Joseph, at home; his mother, Mrs. Libby Schoonover, of Goshen, Indiana; sisters, Mrs. Leah Branum, of Goshen; Mrs. Ruth Trim, of Elkhart, Indiana; Mrs. Elsie Knight and Mrs. Charles Rise, of Addison; brothers, Earl, of Goshen and Emmett Schoonover, of Elmira.  The funeral was held yesterday at the Nelson Methodist church; burial at Nelson.

 

SIMONS - HART, Delia M.
Age 74, of Tioga, PA, died November 22, 2007 at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born June 27, 1933 in Tuscarora, NY, the daughter of Deforrest and Iva Thomas Simons. Delia was employed at the former Bates' Restaurant in Tioga. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Rose Hart of Tioga, PA, Alan and Jeanne Hart of Mansfield, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Tim Spencer of Tracy, CA; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Basil and Beverly Simons of Geneva, NY, Deforrest Jr. and Roberta Simons of Millerton, PA, Robert and Donna Simons of Corning, NY; a sister, Joyce Heffner of Tioga, PA; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy in 1976; and a brother, Earl Simons of Troupsburg, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday, 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Delia's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/24/2007.

DAVID S. SLOCUM, age 58 of Wellsville, NY passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo, NY. Born August 10, 1959 in Corning, NY, he was the son of Gary and Roselyn (Frye) Slocum. David worked for National Fuel Gas for 35 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a life member of the NRA, an active life member of the National Wild Turkey Federationand a member of the Quality Deer Management Association. He enjoyed managing the deer on his own property, was an avid sportsman, loved to hunt and fish and loved being a Grandpa. David is survived by his wife Janet (Hackett) Slocum; two sons, Clinton (Christina) Slocum of Williamsport and Drew (Carlee) Slocum of Oakdale, PA; grandson, Sebastian Scott and future grandson, Jensen David expected in November; his parents, Gary and Oddie Slocum of Elkland; siblings, Kim (John) Rimmer of Quakertown, PA, Karen (Tom) Fischer of Williamsport, Kay (Kevin) Burris of Corning, NY and Ward (Abby) Slocum of Elkland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 3:00 PM with Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA. –Funeral home obit 10/2/2017

SLOCUM, David S. -   David S. Slocum, age 58 of Wellsville, NY passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Buffalo General Medical Center, Buffalo, NY. Born August 10, 1959 in Corning, NY, he was the son of Gary and Roselyn (Frye) Slocum. David worked for National Fuel Gas for 35 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a life member of the NRA, an active life member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and a member of the Quality Deer Management Association. He enjoyed managing the deer on his own property, was an avid sportsman, loved to hunt and fish and loved being a Grandpa. David is survived by his wife, Janet (Hackett) Slocum; two sons, Clinton (Christina) Slocum of Williamsport and Drew (Carlee) Slocum of Oakdale, PA; grandson, Sebastian Scott and future grandson, Jensen David expected in November; his parents, Gary and Oddie Slocum of Elkland; siblings, Kim (John) Rimmer of Quakertown, PA, Karen (Tom) Fischer of Williamsport, Kay (Kevin) Burris of Corning, NY and Ward (Abby) Slocum of Elkland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 3:00 PM with Rev. Dorothy Densmore officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. - Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017

 

CHARLES A. SMITH
Charles Arthur Smith, 73, lifelong resident and farmer of Tioga RD 1, died Tuesday, July 31, 1954. He was a member of the Tioga Grange and the Tioga Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow, Eula Mae; two sons, Roy and Leon, a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Cummings, and one granddaughter, Beverly Cummings, all of Tioga; one brother, Oscar Smith, of Nelson; one sister, Mrs. Elva Harrawer, of Tioga, and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed from the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield today to the family home in Tioga, where friends may call and where a prayer service will be held Friday at 1 pm DST. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm at the Nelson Methodist Church with the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial will be made in Nelson Cemetery.

 

SMITH Ernest B. Smith

83, of Tioga, died at his daughter's home on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Born Mar. 10, 1930 in Wellsboro, he was the son of the late Clifford and Susan (Mosher) Smith. He worked for the Elkland Leather Company and then for Heysham's Paving. He married Alice Rudy; they were married for 45 years until she passed in 1994. He was an avid Mark Martin Nascar fan. Ernest is survived by his sons, Roger Smith, Jamestown, Kans.; Terry and Jami Smith, Lawrenceville; his daughter and son-in-law; loving caretakers, Pam and Fred Mack, Tioga; grandchildren, Clifton and Clarissa Smith, Tioga; Joel Mack, Tioga; Katlyn Mack and Zack Bellows, Tioga; great-grandchildren, Jaycie, Brayleigh and Paul David Bellows and Skyler and Danny Smith; his brothers, Robert "Bobby" and Cheryl Smith, Florida; Lawrence "Sonny" and Nina Smith, Beaver Dams, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Jean Schoonover; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, and his grandson, Danny Smith, in 1993.Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland on Saturday, 12 to 2 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 30, 2013

SMITH –MILDRED E. CUMMINGS, age 98, of Dauphin, PA, formerly of Tioga, PA, died Thursday, July 23, 2015 at her daughter's home. She was born May 15, 1917 in Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA. Mildred was the wife of the late Luther Cummings who died in 2010. She worked as a cafeteria cook in the Northern Tioga School District. Mildred was a member of the Tioga Grange and performed in the Grange Band - Hiltop Ramblers; 4-H leader for 20 years; member of the Tioga Fireman's Auxiliary; liked to crochet, sew and cook. Mildred is survived by 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Chuck Donbaugh of Dauphin, PA, Beverly and David Wilkins of Lawrenceville, PA; 5 grandchildren, Sheryl Mondock, Nancy Townsend, Richard Wilkins, Ashley Hanmer, and Andrew Sterling; 6 great grandchildren, Melinda Woodruff, Daniel Mondock, Jenna and Laura Townsend, Rachel Wilkins and Grace Hanmer. She was predeceased by her husband; an infant son, Luther Cummings, Jr., 2 brothers, Roy and Leon Smith. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Sandy Brant officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA. –Elmira-Star-Gazette 7/26/2015

 

SMITH - RICE, Genevieve Smith
Age 92, of #221, Rt. #249, Middlebury Center, PA, diedSunday, October 21, 2007, at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 10, 1915 in Germania, PA, the daughter of Jacob and Harriet Saunders Smith. She was a homemaker and a lifelong farmer on the family farm with her husband, Harry "Cy" Rice, who preceded her in death in 1985. She is survived by her son, Gary (Helen) Rice, Middlebury Center, PA; grandsons, Donald (Deb) Rice, Show Low, AZ, Gary Daniel Rice, Middlebury Center, PA, David Rice, Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Melissa (Chris) Rice Cuddeback, Schenectady, NY; great-grandchildren, Kyler, Kody and Kaylynn Rice, Middlebury Center, PA, Sarah and John Roger Cuddeback, Schenectady, NY; daughter-in-law, Donna Rice, North Rose, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Harry; she was preceded in death by her son, Roger in 1999. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday from 1-2:00 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Kristi Webster officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorials may be made to the Middlebury Fire Dept. in Genevieve's memory.

Oscar D. Smith, age 80 of Pinellas Park FL, formerly of Nelson, PA, Monday June 5, 1972. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., Rev. Harry Shoaf officiating, burial, Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Survived by cousin, Lyman Smith of FL and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Beechers Island Presbyterian Church; Osceola Lodge No. 421 F&AM and retired member of Rural Mail Carriers Association of Tioga County.

STEPHENS Philo - Death of Aged Nelson Resident - Philo Stephens, one of Nelson's oldest and most respected residents, died at his home in that place last Thursday, aged over 80 years. Mr. Stephens was a native of Green county, NY, and at the age of 20 he was married to Susan L. Plank, who survives him together with four children, two sons and two daughters. Mr. Stephens located in this county soon after his marriage, 60 years ago, and after spending about 30 years in Middlebury and Farmington townships. where he was well and favorably known, he removed to Nelson, where he had lived for the past 30 years. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church in Nelson last Sunday, Rev. R.S./ Bell of the Methodist church officiating, assisted by Rev. Colclough. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 17, 1905, p.14    Buried as Stevens Philo

CECIL M. STRATTON, 43 of 1020 Hulett St., Horseheads, Friday, Dec. 13, 1957.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Stratton; sons, Richard of Caton, Lloyd of Lakeland, Fla., Donald, William, Dale, Maynard and Darl, all at home; daughters, Linda and Carol, both at home; sisters, Mrs. Bernice Phelps of Elmira, Mrs. Ida M. Hanrahan of Corning and Mrs. Beatrice Phelps of Nelson, Pa.; brothers Charles Edgar of Addison, Kenneth, Bernard and Carl, all of Nelson, Pa., William of Corning and Maynard of Trenton, N.J.  Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday 10 a.m. John Hendy officiating.  Nelson (Pa.) Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 12/1957

 

STRATTON Maynard Ernest Stratton

90, of Nelson, PA, loving and devoted husband to Dolores, died at Gino Merli Veterans' Center, on January 31, 2013. He was born June 12, 1922 in Corning, NY, the son of the late William and Francis McCallum. Maynard's siblings were brothers; Edgar, Cecil, Kenneth, William, Bernard, Carl, and Harold, sisters; Bernice Gauss, Ida Hanrahan, Beatrice Phelps, and Sadie Stratton. His sister-in-law Beatty Stratton survives. Maynard served in the Army from October 5, 1942 to October 24, 1945 as a staff sergeant for the 749 Bombardment Squadron receiving a honorable discharge. He worked as the facility manager of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds and the Trenton International Speedway for nearly 25 years. Maynard married the "love of his life" Dolores Luffred in 1946, she preceded him in death November 21, 2011 and raised their three children in Hamilton Square, NJ. They retired in St. Petersburg, FL, and then returned to the area of Corning in 1991, where they had lived for 20 years, enjoying the wonderful company of family, neighbors, and the Nelson church community. January 4th, 2012 he became a resident of the Gino Merli Veterans' Center in Scranton, PA. Maynard is survived by; daughter and her partner, Cynthia Stratton and John Van Plantinga; sons and daughters-in-law, Maynard Robert (deceased) and Diane, and Peter and Jeanette; grandchildren, Stacey (Joe) Kuzemka, Erik (Jill) Stratton, Jonna (Dan) Nyiri, Lindsey Stratton, Ashley (Ken) Miller, and Brett (Grishma) Dille; great-grandchildren, Lily Stratton, Marin Nyiri, and Arya Kapasi Dille; and many dear nieces and nephews, who remained close to him throughout his lifetime. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, on Sunday from 2-4pm. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Church of Nelson, with Reverend Dorothy Densmore officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the United Church of Nelson, 75 Village Drive, P.O. Box 6, Nelson, PA 16940; or Gino Merli Veterans' Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503 where he received compassionate care deserving of honors.    Star Gazette – February 2, 2013

 

SURINE Charles K.

Age 69, of #56 Bissell Avenue, Corning, NY, formerly of Nelson, PA, diedSunday, March 25, 2007, at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. He was born October 22, 1937 in Elmira, NY, the son of Francis and Rachel Mae Ball Surine. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Charles is survived by a brother, Frank Surine, Nelson, PA; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Thursday from 1-2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Ted Carr, offc. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA.

 

 

FRANKLIN G. SURINE, age 78 of Elkland, PA passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Born March 15, 1936 in White Deer, PA, he was the son of the late Francis and Rachael (Ball) Surine. Frank worked at Crystal City Bakery for 50 years and repaired parking meters for the City of Corning for numerous years. He is survived by his children, Celestine "Helen" Abbey of Corning, NY, Frank L. Surine of Elkland, PA, Paul G. Surine of West Virginia, Celesta Surine of Addison, NY, Christina Anderson of Corning, NY and Cynthia Surine of Corning, NY; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a special friend, Roger McIlwain of Campbell, NY. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; granddaughters, Jessica Starkweather and Roslyn Surine; brothers, Kermit and Ford and four young siblings. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM and on Sunday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following on Sunday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Frank's name to a charity of your choice . –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/2014

SURINE Jessica A. Surine Starkweather

Age 33 of Jasper, NY. formerly of Elkland, Pa. died May 7, 2011. She was born Oct. 15, 1977 in Wellsboro, Pa. the daughter of Franklin L. Sr. and Diane S. Dake Surine. She worked in many area restaurants as a chef and cook and was a 1997 graduate of Elkland Area High School.  She is survived by Son Dylan Starkweather, Osceola, Pa., Father Franklin L. Surine Sr., Elkland, Pa., Mother – Diane “Sue” Surine, Tioga, Pa., Significant- other Andrew Diffinbacker, Jasper, NY., Brothers Frank  Surine  Jr., Tioga, Pa., Joshua (Kate) Surine, Middlebury, Pa. and Jerome Surine, Elkland, Pa., Sister Makenzie Surine, Elkland, Pa.,Grandfather Franklin G. Surine, Elkland, Pa., and Several nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles.  Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. and Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 pm. Pastor Dale Sherman, officiating.  Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa. Donations may be directly to the funeral home to help with expenses.   Corning Leader – May 10, 2011

 

SWAN, Erman J.
 Age 92, of Nelson, Pa., Wednesday, December 4, 1974 at the  Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa.  Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Carlson.  Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that friends make donations to their favorite charity. Survived by sons, Walson E. Swan of Nelson, Pa., Phillips D. Swan of Covington, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Emma May Croft of Waverly, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren, sister, Mrs. Edith Morse of Corning.  He was a fifty year member of Osceola Lodge No. 421 F&AM, the Coudersport Consistory and a member of the Nelson Methodist Church.  He was a business man in Nelson from July 1915 to his retirement in Jan. 1946.

JOHN R. TAFT
John R. Taft, 74, of RD#2, Tioga died at his home Tuesday, August 18. He was born January 31, 1913 In Tuscorara, N.Y., the son of Frank and Miriam Mack Taft. He was mar-ried to the former Isabel Clark. Mr. Taft was a retired machinist for the Ingersoll-Rand Company, a member of Ingersoll-Rand Old Timers Club, Tioga Historical Society, and a grange member for over 25 years. He also was a retired employee of the Elkland Leather Company. He is survived by his wife, Isabel; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Shirley Taft of RD. Tioga and Ken and Nancy Taft of RD, Millerton; a daughter, Diane Cross of Tioga; a brother and sister-in--law, Kenneth and Emma Taft of Hammondsport, N.Y.; a half brother, Walter Davis of Albion, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Friday, August 21 at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland. Burial was made in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

TALERICO James L. Talerico
Age 49 of Boerne, TX, died
December 14, 2010 at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1961 in Wellsboro, PA. He retired from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Red Horse Civil Engineering Squadron and served in Korea, Guam and the Philippines. He was manager of the archery dept. at Barkley's Home and Ranch Center, Boerne, TX. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by mother, Nancy B. (Ronald) Callenberger, Wellsboro, PA; father, James J. Talerico, Pipe Creek, TX; brother, David J. Callenberger, Madison, WI; stepsister, Karen L. (Ritch) Weaver, Farmington Hills, MI; stepbrothers, Mark S. (Peggy) Callenberger, Merritt Island, FL, Matthew W. (Lori) Callenberger, Port Mathilda, PA, and Douglas N. (Jen) Callenberger, Naperville, IL. Friends and relatives are invited to his funeral service Sunday Dec. 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of Nelson, Nelson, PA with Rev. Dorthy Densmore officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , Tioga Co. Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.  Star Gazette - December 16, 2010

CLARENCE E. THOMAS
Clarence E. Thomas, 85, of Mansfield, died Sunday, March 21, 1976, in Green Nursing Home, Wellsboro. He was born October 2, 1890, in Nelson, a son of Elmer and Rola Swan Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a retired farmer. Surviving are five sons, Donald, of Millville, Richard, of Wyoming, Douglas and Clifford, both of Mansfield R.D. 2, and Robert, of Mainesburg, a son Arnold died in 1965; two daughters, Mrs. Ermin (Irene) Dunkleberger, of Mill-erton, and Mrs. Wayne (Elaine) Strange, of Maines-burg; a brother, Arnold, of Painted Post, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Albert (Eloise) Keith, of Campbell, N.Y., 33 grand-children and 11 great-grand-children. The funeral was at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kuhl Funeral Home. 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Nelson Ceme-tery. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of Church of Christ, Canoe Camp, officiated. Those who wish may make memorial gifts to the Green Home, Wellsboro.

THOMAS Iva
Wellsboro Gazette - March 16, 1967
Mrs. Deforest Simons - Mrs. Iva Simons, 61, of Lawrenceville, died last Thursday at her home.  She was the daughter of Lafayette and Alice Cole Thomas, and the widow of Deforest Simons.  Surviving are four sons, Deforest Jr., of Millerton, Earl of Troupsburg, NY, Basil of Geneva, and Robert of Lawrenceville RD 2; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Hart and Mrs. Franklin Heffner, of Tioga, RD 2; four sisters, Mrs. Franklin Gaige, of Addison, RD 2, Mrs. Nellie Warfle Wright, of Wellsboro, Mrs. Richard Manous, of Painted Post RD 2 and Mrs. Lena VanOrsdale of Troupsburg, RD 2; one brother, Guy Thomas, of Addison , one half-brother, Howard Thomas.  Private funeral services were held last Sunday at 1 o'clock from the Scureman Funeral Home in Tioga, the Rev. Thomas McCoy officiating.  Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery.  Arrangements by the Kuhl Funeral Home in Wellsboro.

 

TOMPKINS Anna P. Tompkins Preston

Age 80, of 9340 Rt. 49, Elkland, PA, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at home. She was born September 6, 1930 in Brookfield Twp., PA, the daughter of Vern and Elna Perry Tompkins. She was a homemaker and she worked side by side with her husband, Ford, on the family farm for many years. Survived by daughter, Linda (David) Wolfe, Elkland, PA; step daughters, Pauline (Jim) Bowers, Elmira, NY, Barbara (Bill) Orr, Elmira, NY, Sue Thyng, Kennebunkport, ME; step son, Ronald (Dorrene) Preston, Chemung, NJ; brothers, Charles "Perry" and Judy Tompkins, Roy "Fred" and Judy Tompkins, Earl "Dean" Tompkins, Leonard "Bill" and Kathy Tompkins, all of Austinburg, PA; sisters, Mary Ellen Fitzwater, Austinburg, PA, Sharon (Randy) Heysham, Nelson, PA, Francis "Ray" Dunn, Woodhull, NY; special grandchildren, Tammy and Danny Wolfe; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Ford; brothers, Andrew and Clarance Tompkins; and sisters, Verna Phelps and Linda Tompkins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery.  Star Gazette – July 9, 2011

 

UPDYKE Helen L. "Cookie" Gee

79, of Tioga, died on Monday, June 24, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  Cookie was born on May 1, 1934, the daughter of Gilbert and Harriett Updyke. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Harold "Pete"  Gee and a daughter-in-law, Sherry Gee.  Cookie was the owner and operator of Wild Animal World Safari, Scenic View Campground and Tioga Ranch. She was a long time member of the Tioga Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron, a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary and the Tioga Fireman's Auxiliary.  Cookie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Carl (Vicky) Gee, Mike (Kathy) Gee, Carman (Mureena) Gee, Mark Gee, (fiancé Raquel Carleton) Scott (Kristi) Gee, Rodney (Kimberly) Gilbert; daughter-in-law, Sheila Gee; grandchildren, Angela, (Jody) Gorg, Meredith Gee (fiancé George Lamprinos), Heather, (Ryan) Short, Mark, (Cindy) Gee, Ashley, (Andrew) Moya, Derek, (Marsha) Gee, Christopher, Lindsey, Chase, Corey, Kimberly Gee, Brooke, Sara Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Jake, Carl, Wyatt Gorg, Bailey, Kaegan Short, Lincoln Moya, Olivia, Emmalyn Gee; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph "Bud," (Bonnie) Updyke, Douglas, (Janet) Updyke, Walter, (Phyllis) Updyke, Dale, (Barbara) Gee, Larry Gee, (Elliott) Jane Buffard; one sister, Lenna Fletcher and a sister-in-law, Betty Ann Gee. She was also predeceased by a brother-in-law, Gerry Fletcher.  Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 26, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Douglas Hodge officiating. Burial will be made in the Nelson Cemetery. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tioga American Legion Post 235, P.O. Box 512, Tioga, Pa. 16946.  Wellsboro  Gazette – June 27, 2013

 

VALENITI, Rita –Rita F.  Learn, age 74 of Altoona, PA, formerly of Elkland passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown, PA. Born November 29, 1941 in Hornell, NY, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and Antonietta (Dominijanni) Valenti. She married Richard H. Learn and together they owned and operated Learn Ford in Elkland for 25 years. She also was a beautician and worked for the schools as a cafeteria aide. Rita enjoyed gardening and cooking but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was devoted to her kids and grandkids. Rita is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Richard; her children, Michele Ardrey of Altoona and Michael (Patty) Learn of Elkland; grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew and Andrew Learn, Thomas Ardrey, Sarah Learn, Daniel Ardrey and Olivia Learn; two sisters, Catherine (Arduino) Iannarilli of Webster, NY and Concetta “Connie” Spadinger of Horseheads, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins in the US, Canada and Italy. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother in law, Robert Spadinger. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Wednesday, 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00PM. A funeral mass will be held at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, 111 First St., Elkland on Thursday, 10:00 AM with Rev. John Kita officiating. Burial will follow in Nelson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s honor to the Elkland Little League Association, c/o Ryan Morgan, 207 Morgan Ave., Elkland, PA 16920 or to the Elkland Girls Softball Association, c/o Joe Southard, 116 First St., Elkland, PA 16920. -  Mansfield Gazette, June 22, 2016

 

 

VANZILE Bertha
Wellsboro Agitator - August 8, 1963
Mrs. Bertha Young, 64, of Lawrenceville died Thursday in the Arnot Ogden Hospital at Elmira.  Born July 10, 1899 in Nelson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanZile, she was a member of the Farmington Hill Grange.  Surviving are a son, Robert of Lawrenceville; one daughter, Mrs. Elwin Learn of Watkins Glen, N.Y. and four grandchildren.  The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in the Lawrenceville Methodist Church.  Arrangements by Kuhl Funeral Home of Wellsboro.  The Rev. Orey Crippen and the Rev. J. Lester Showalter officating.  Burial in Nelson Cemetery

 

VANZILE Henry
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, December 20, 1933
Henry VanZile, aged 74 years, of Nelson, died Dec 12. He was born at Osceola, April 7, 1859, and married Sarah Rice January 5, 1879. He was a member of Nelson Lodge, IOOF. Mr. Van Zile is survived by his widow and six children: Stephen, Archie, Henry, Jr; Mrs. Pearl Lewis, Mrs Lena Dempsey, Mrs Margaret Elliott, all of Elkland; three brothers, William of Academy Corners; Charles of Lawrenceville; and Joseph of Nelson; ten grandchildren and two gr-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday, Rev Mr Muthard officiating; burial at Nelson, the Odd Fellows having charge of the services at the cemetery.

 

VANZILE Lena V

Wellsboro Gazette – July 11, 1984

Lena V. Dempsey, 88, of 110 Buffalo St., Elkland, Pa. died Tuesday, July 10, 1984 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa.

She was born July 16, 1893 in Nelson, Tioga County, Pa. to Henry and Sarah Rice Van Zile.  She was a member of the Elkland Chapter #134 O.E.S. and the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church. She was also a past member of the Crippled Children's Society.  Her husband, Ralph, died in September.  Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Peg and Albert Bianco of Elkland; granddaughter, Mrs. Jack (Jane) Helm of Allendale, NJ.; great granddaughter, Miss Elizabeth Helm of Allendale, N.J.; sister, Mrs. Margaret Elliott of Elkland and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland tonight, Wednesday, July 11, 1984 from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted there Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. with The Rev. Marjorie Burket officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa.

 

VanZILE Nettie

Wellsboro Agitator - October 25, 1910

Death has again entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. VanZile.  Their daughter, Nettie, died Wednesday night.  Hers is the second death in that family in about two weeks.  A son is also ill with typhoid fever and a daughter is on the road to recovery.  The funeral was held in Nelson Saturday.

 

VANZILE Paul E

Wellsboro Gazette – October 5, 1994

Paul E. Van Zile, 78, of 107 Parkhurst St., Elkland, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1994, at home. Born Dec. 27, 1916, in Cowanesque, he was the son of Arch and Tressa Ball Van Zile. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force, stationed in the Philippines during World War II. He was retired from sales and service of refrigeration equipment and appliances.

He was a member of the Elkland Masonic Lodge #421 F.& A.M., the Leo O'Bryan American Legion Post #428 and the Knoxville V.F.W. #653. Surviving are two sisters and brother-in-law, Norma Seeley and Phyllis and Bill Reed, all of Elkland; nieces, Sarah Pastrick of Horseheads, N.Y., Mary Jan Maggitti of Tioga and Dianna Hall of Elmira, N.Y.; several great-nieces, great-nephews  and cousins. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial- donations may be made to the Elkland United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements were handled by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  

 

VANZILE PEARL LEWIS
Pearl, retired, Lyric Theatre owner and Elkland businesswoman for 46 years, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY on Sunday, March 21, 1971 at the age of 84. In failing health for several years, her condition worsened late last week when she entered the hospital. Funeral services were held at the family home, 403 East Main Street, yesterday, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Lyman Floyd Fletcher, pastor of the Parkhurst Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiating. The body was removed from the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home to the family residence lat Monday afternoon. Callers were received Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon and evening. She was buried in the Nelson Cemetery.  Two sisters Mrs. Ralph (Lena) Dempsey and Mrs. Margaret Elliott of Elkland, and several nieces and nephews survive.  Mrs. Lewis was born in Nelson on March 29th, 1886, the daughter of Henry and Sarah (Rice) VanZile. She married Harry Lewis, (deceased in September, 1950) at Nelson in 1908. They spent their entire lives in this area, residing in Addison, Ny for a brief time before moving to the Cowanesque Valley.  In 1919, they moved to Elkland and purchased the Lyric Theatre then located on Buffalo Street. The Lewises built the present Lyric on Parkhurst Street in 1928 and incorporated sound movies in 1931. The theatre, under Lewis management, underwent a continuous program of modernization. Mrs. Lewis operated the movie house after her husband’s death until her health started to decline during the latter part6 of 1965, when she suffered a fractured hip, followed by several lengthy hospitalizations. The Lyric has been dark for the most part since that time.

 

VANZILE Perry

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Oct. 19, 1910, Pg 2

Perry VanZile died last week, Monday morning at 2 o'clock [10/10/1910], of typhoid fever at his home at Nelson. His wife and daughter, aged 4 years, 2 sisters and a brother are all very ill with the same disease. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Mr. VanZile was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  He was an Odd Fellow.    Nelson Cemetery

STEPHEN VANZILE, 77 of Elkland, Saturday, Dec. 9, 1961.  He was a retired employee of the Elkland Leather Co.  Survived by Elkland Leather Co.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Grace VanZile; daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Kroger of Middletown, N.Y., Mrs. Doris Russell of Elkland; brother, Henry of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Lewis, Mrs. Lena Dempsey and Mrs. Margaret Elliott, all of Elkland; four grandchildren.  Body at family home.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Frank Russell.  Nelson Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/11/1961

VOLTA Jaiden Lynn
Infant daughter of Anthony Volta and Nikita Hand, diedFriday, August 3, 2007, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Grace Hand and Mike Ross, Addison, NY; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Cindy Volta Jr., Woodhull, NY; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services will be conducted Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Elkland United Methodist Church, 120 North Buffalo Street, Elkland, PA. Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.

 

MASCHO, Joseph Alan - Joseph “Joey” Alan Mascho, age 22 of Knoxville passed away unexpectedly on Thursday May 25, 2017. Born April 6, 1995 in Wellsboro he was the son of Eugene “Gene” Mascho and Brenda Cline. Joey graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School in 2013. He was working for Corson Crushing Company. He was a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge #746, Knoxville Deerfield Fire Company and the Howard Lines VFW Post #6753. Joey enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling and spending time with family and friends. Joey is survived by his parents; Gene Mascho of Knoxville and Brenda (Paul Palmer) Cline of Knoxville; the love of his life, Megan Hauber; his brothers, Terry (Lindsay) Mascho of Elkland and their children, Mikayla Smith, Fisher and Kaiden Mascho, James “Jamie” Mascho of Knoxville and his girls, Abigail “Abbie” and Elizabeth “Lizzie” and Jon (Ashleigh) Mascho of Knoxville and their children, Emmaleigh, Isabella “Bella” and Annalynne; grandparents, Donald and Mary Cline of Knoxville and Audrey Potter of Westfield and several aunts, uncles, cousins and step sisters. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Peter Potter and Aunt Penny. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, 1 June 2017

 

WATKINS Forrest W Watkins

Wellsboro Gazette – September 29, 1982

age 67, of 50 Grant St., Wellsboro, died on Monday, Sept. 27, 1982, at Roswell Park at Buffalo. N.Y.  He was born June 5, 1915, the son of Ellery and Addie Skinner Watkins in Deerfield Township. He was a retired secondary guidance counselor at Port Allegany High School with 30 years of service. He did his undergraduate work at Alfred University and Mansfield State College. He received his master's degree in education at St. Bonaventure University.  He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and continued in the Reserves until he retired in 1975 as a lieutenant colonel. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of the Wellsboro Rotary Club. President of the Tioga County Historical Society, member of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society and the National Conservancy, a member of the Coudersport Consistory, the Port Allegany Royal Arch Chapter and the Osceola Lodge #421F&AM,Elkland.  He is survived by his wife, Lucile Russell Watkins; mother-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Tubbs, of Elkland; one son, Edward K. Watkins, Tulsa, Oklahoma: one daughter, Mrs. John (Nancy) Dunham, Wellsboro; one step-daughter, Mrs. Walter (Katherine) Boykowycz of  Pittsburgh: two brothers. Vernard and Leslie, both of Little Marsh; three sisters, Mrs. LeRoy (VioIa) Houghtaling, Middlebury Center; Mrs. Frederick (Winifred) Brugger of Westfield; Mrs. Robert (Clesta) Raker of Liberty; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was formerly married to the late Emily Grass, who died in 1967.  There will be no visitation. Private family graveside services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Nelson Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro with the Rev. Stephen P. McCutchan of Wellsboro and the Rev. Nelson Home, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Port Allegany, officiating. Family will provide flowers. Friends may contribute to the Tioga County Historical Society Memorial Fund.  Arrangements by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. 

  

WILES - EMILY W. HECKART
Age 80, of 105 Close Ave., Elkland, Pa., Monday, June 4, 1984. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Thursday 2 p.m. The Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to Dr. Williams Scholarship Fund, care of Citizens and Northern Bank, Elkland, Pa. She is survived by daughters, Elaine Heysham of Elkland, Pa.; Pauline Heysham East Lake Weir, Fla. 4 grandchildren; Diane Harris of Lindley, NY, Valerie Dominick of Nelson, Pa., Randy Heysham and Rodney Heysham both RD Elkland, Pa. 8 great grandchildren, a dear friend Clark Davis of Lawrenceville, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a retired school teacher and member of the Nelson United Methodist Church. She was born May 11, 1904 in Nelson, Pa., the daughter of Al?(rest of first name unreadable) and Minnie Brown Wiles.

WILES   Maurice Age 82, of Nelson, PA, diedNovember 8, 2005 at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. He was a retired millwright at Corning Glass Works. Friends are invited to call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery.

WILES Maurice

Age 82, of Pleasant Drive, Nelson, PA, passed peacefully November 8, 2005, at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY, surrounded by his immediate family and a close friend. He was born March 9, 1923 in Nelson, PA., the son of Albert (Allie) Wiles and Bessie Simons Wiles. Maurice was well known, and a lifelong resident of Nelson, PA. He also resided in Zephryhills, FL, where he had many friends. He retired after 41 years as a millwright at Corning Glass Works. He was also a retiree of the US Air Force Reserves and earned the rank of Mst. Sgt. Maurice was a very patriotic citizen and served his country during WW II as an armorer specialist in the 15th Air Force, 455th Bomb Group/Vulgar Vultures Squad. He was awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge and Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster for missions flown in Austria and Germany. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign War Post #524 American Legion, Big Flats, Loyal Order of Moose, Elkland Lodge, and the National Warplane Museum, Big Flats. He is an honoree of the WW II Museum in Washington, DC. Maurice was preceded in death by his first wife, Majorie Briggs Wiles. He is survived by his wife, Doris Canfield-Wiles, Big Flats, NY and Zephyrhills, FL; children, Janet Marie (Bob) Rice, Asheboro, NC, Vicky Ann Wiles, Nelson, PA, Steven Maurice Wiles, Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Sr. Mst. Sgt. Bret M. (Karana) Rice, Ramstein AFB, Germany, Jamie L. Martin, Nelson, PA, Craig R. (Teresa) Rice, Port Byron, NY, Monica K. (Arthur) Rice-Rodgers, Randleman, NC, Tech Sgt. Jill A. Pratt, Aviano AFB, Italy, Joshua A. McLean, Nelson, PA, Silas S. Wiles, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX; five great-grandchildren; stepdaughters, Lynda Canfield, Phoenix, AZ, Vicky (Bill) Olson, Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeri Canfield, San Diego, CA; three step grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren. Maurice loved life, his family and friends, traveling, baseball, racing and dancing to country-western music. His presence will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Kenneth Schoonover, officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Falck Cancer Center, c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY 14905 or VFW Post #524 Ritual Team, 281 Baker St., Corning, NY 14830.

 

WILSTON – Linus Harry Wilston, 70, of Farmington Township, died Monday June 4, 1956, at his home. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Farmington Hill Grange. Born Aug. 4, 1885, at Wheelerville [Sullivan County, PA], he was the son of William and Laura Preston Wilston. Surviving are his wife, Bessie [Preston]; two sons, Robert, Tioga RD1, and Ralph, Nelson RD1; two grandchildren and one great grandchild. The Rev. Donald Books, pastor of the Nelson Methodist Church, conducted the services. Services were held at the Nelson Methodist Church Thursday with burial in the Nelson Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, June 7, 1956

 

ROBERT W. WILSTON
Robert W. Wilston, 66, of Tioga RD 2, was pronounced dead on arrival at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Sunday, September 26, 1976. He was born October 21, 1909, at Farmington, a son of Linus and Bessie Preston Wilston. Mr. Wilston was a retired farmer. He was a member of Middlebury Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Winifred Reynolds; two sons, Claude and Donald, both of Tioga, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Burial was in Nelson Cemetery. The Rev. James Snyder, his pastor, officiated.

 

WOLFE David Wolfe,

62, of 9382 Route 49, Elkland, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at his home. Born March 24, 1950 in Troy, PA, he is the son of Richard and Shirley (Wright) Wolfe.  He graduated from Elkland Area High School in 1968. He married his high school sweetheart, Linda Preston on July 4, 1970. He loved his job and retired from Wild Rose Inc. in Tioga. He was a lifelong farmer and the highlight of his life was getting his new tractor last year. He enjoyed deer hunting, was an avid New York Yankee fan and a member of the Elkland Moose Lodge #746. David was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend. He loved spending time with his family and friends.  He is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his daughter, Tammy Wolfe of Elkland; his son, Daniel Wolfe of Gainesville, FL; his mother, Shirley Wolfe of Montour, NY; a sister, Sue and Lance Brace of Painted Post; two brothers, Dale and Judy Wolfe of Guyton, GA and Donald and Barbara Wolfe of Gautier, MS, three nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Richard in 1985; his father in law, Ford Preston in 2009 and his mother in law, Anna Preston in 2011. Family and friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland on Monday, 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Reverend Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be held in the Nelson Cemetery. A dinner will follow at the Elkland Moose Lodge.   Star Gazette – April 7, 2012

 

YOUNG John
Wellsboro Agitator - March 8, 1922
Tompkins, March 6 - John Young was buried at Nelson Saturday.  He had been in failing health for the past few months of Bright's Disease, dropsy and leakage of the heart.  He would have been 60 years old next June.  He was one of our substantial farmers and well-to-do.  He leaves three children  at home, one son and two daughters.  Rev. Henry Goodrich, of Osceola, officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Hess.

KENNETH E. YOUNG
 Kenneth E. Young, 68, of Box 148, Tioga, died Friday, Dec. 4, at the Corning Hospital. Born Feb. 19, 1919, in Farmington, he was the son of Floyd L. and Genie Finch Young. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Nelson Grange. Surviving are his wife, Alberta; sons, Richard F. Young of Cameron Mills, NY, and Phillip Young of RD, Tioga; a daughter, Sharon Young of Painted Post, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Reed (Dorothy) Cummings and Mrs. Raymond (Gertrude) Whitney, both of Tioga; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Monday, Dec. 7.  The Rev. Clifford Whitehead officiated. Burial was made in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson.

YOUNG Leah M.
Wellsboro Gazette - October 1, 1986
Leah M. Davis, age 84, of 103 Condensery Lane, Elkland, Pa. died on Sunday, September 28, 1986 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital at Wellsboro.  She was born March 29, 1902 in Nelson, Pa. the daughter of John and Carrie Stevens Young.  She was a housewife.  She was predeceased by her husband, Burt Davis.  She is survived by nieces, Mrs. Marshall (Arlene) Kelley of RD 2t  Lawrenceville, Pa., and Mrs. Elwin (Verna) Learn, of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; a nephew, Donald Davis of RD 2, Lawrenceville, Pa.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Eikland.  Burial in the Nelson Cemetery at Nelson, Pa.

YOUNG Russell L
Russell L. Young, age 80, of Tioga, PA, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Russell was born September 10, 1928 in Farmington Twp., Tioga County, PA, a son of Floyd, Sr. and Genie (Finch) Young. Russell was married to his wife of 62 years, Betty J. (Enderle) Young. Russell retired from Corning Glass Works in 1983 after 36 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, riding his four-wheeler, square dancing, round dancing, listening to the Harold Benjamin and the Country Boys Band, and spending time with his family.  Russell is survived by his wife, Betty; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael E and Mary Young of Elkland, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Doris M. and Richard Schmidt of Farmington Twp., Delores A. and Allen Arnold of Nelson Twp., Judy M. Shine and friend James LaShure of Painted Post, NY; 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Floyd Junnie and Virginia Young, Jr. of Mansfield, PA; a sister, Gertrude Whitney of Farmington Twp.; sister-in-law, Alberta Young.   Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Russells memory to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

YOUNG Walter J.
Wellsboro Gazette - July 3, 1941
Lawrenceville - The funeral of Walter J. Young, 46, Nelson township farmer, who died Saturday at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, after a five days illness was held Tuesday afternoon.  Rev. Orey Crippen, of Roseville officiated; burial was made in Nelson Cemetery.  Mr. Young was born October 24, 1894 in Jersey Shore, the son of John and Carrie Stevens Young.  He had lived in this vicinity for many years where he engaged in farming.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertha VanZile Young; a son, Robert; a daughter, Verna, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Clark Davis, of Lawrenceville, and Mrs. Bert Davis of Elkland.

Wellsboro Gazette - July 10, 1941
The funeral of Walter J. Young, 46, who died at the Arnot-Ogden Hopsital, Elmira, Sunday evening, was held from his home in Nelson, Tuesday afternoon.  Rev. Orey Crippen, of Roseville officiating.  Pall bearers were Clark Davis, Harry W. Baker, Manley Garrison, Edward Dolegrove, Charles Tremaine, of Lawrenceville and Bert Davis of Elkland.  Burial was made in the Nelson Cemetery.


Below this line are women whose surname, and sometimes not even first name, are identified- If you can give a name to any of these women. please tell Joyce - Reference this page.

 

? Lydia Cole – Mrs. Aaron Cole died January 25th, of heart disease, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Justus Leonard, at Nelson.  She is survived by four sons – Elmer, Fred, Frank and Ora, and one daughter, Mrs. Justas Leonard.  Mr. Cole died July 21, 1917.  Wellsboro Agitator, 2 Feb 1918.    

? –MARY E. DAVIS, age 84 of Lawrenceville, Pa. passed away May 5, 2016. She is survived by the daughter she never had, Melissa Wilson, Lawrenceville, Pa. and numerous other nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm where funeral services will follow at 7:00 pm. Rev. Dorothy Densmore, offc. Interment will be in Nelson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lawrenceville Vol. Fire Dept. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/8/2016

??–ALBERTA K. PHELPS, age 88 of Lawrenceville, PA passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at her home. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Friday, June 13th from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial to follow in Nelson Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Nelson or to the Valley Community Ambulance Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/2014

 

 

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