Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury
Township, Tioga County PA
Photo by Joyce
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.
ADAMY George R
Wellsboro Agitator - November 22, 1939
George R. Adamy, aged 88 years, of 20 East Avenue, Wellsboro, died suddenly of a heart attack at the John Davis barber shop on Waln Street at 11:30 Monday morning. He is survived by six children - Samuel, Bert, Laura, and Mrs. John Kirkpatrick, all of this vicinity; Mrs. Henry Hill of Bernardsville, N.J. and Miss Louise Adamy, of Washington, D. C. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Belle Sweet, of Wellsville, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evans Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Sheriff, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating; burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.
ANDREWS Darius C
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Jan. 10,1894, Pg 3
Mr. Darius C. Andrews died at his home on the farm of his son, Mr F. M. Andrew, at Marsh Creek, on the 3d ultimo, in the eighty-third year of his age. Mr.
Andrews was born in Rutland County, VT. He was the youngest of a family of eight brothers and sisters. When he was an infant his parents moved to Charleston Township, in this county. In 1834 he married Miss Jane Combs and to them ten children were born, six of whom are still living. In 1855 the couple separated and in 1861 Mr. Andrews married Hannah Potter, of Troupsburg, NY., and their two children are still living. In 1868 Mr. Andrews was converted and joined the Christian Church and he remained a faithful member to his life's end. The funeral was held at Marsh Creek on the 5th ultimo, Rev. J. S. Fansey conducting the service.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 31, 1910
Mrs. Flora A. French, of Lawrenceville died Wednesday morning, August 24, at 3:30, after an illness of over one year aged 48 years. She is survived by two sons, John F French, of Asaph. and Jesse C French, of Lawrenceville, two daughters Iva and Bessie M died some years ago. One brother, A D Andrews, is living in Lawrenceville and a half-brother, J. W. Potter, of Oleona and two half sisters, Mrs. Ernest Stricker, at Marsh Creek and Mrs. S. L. Finch, at Sunderlinville. Mrs. French was born in Troupsburg, March 8th, 1862. On February 28, 1879, she was married to Walter E. French, who survives her. When twelve years of age she came to Middlebury, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darius Andrews. For twenty-three years she was a member of the Methodist church. Funeral services were held from the church at Niles Valley, on Sunday, August 28, Rev W. E. Windsor of Adams, N Y., officiated; burial at Niles Valley.
BABCOCK Helen M. Van Valkenburg
age 82, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Helen was born on November 13, 1927 in Danville, NY, the daughter of William and Edna Mary Babcock. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis VanValkenburg. She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzle books. Helen is survived by four sons; David VanValkenburg of Warsaw, Rodney McKnight of Watertown, NY, Michael VanValkenburg of West Virginia, Marcus McKnight of Rochester, NY; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeanie VanValkenburg of Wellsboro, PA, Sandy and David Clark of Mansfield, PA, Edna VanValkenburg and Everett Shippy of Florida; one sister, Frances Franny of Florida; twenty grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 3, 2010 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the funeral chapel with Rev. Kristi Webster officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Center, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with funeral expenses. - Buckheit Funeral Chapel obit, September 2, 2010
BARQUIST - Mrs. Selma J. Perry, 77, of Wellsboro, RD#2, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1977 at her home. Mrs. Perry was born in Bituming on Nov. 4, 1900,a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Barquist. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Freda DeBottis of Middlesex, NJ, a son, William, of Williamson, NY, and one granddaughter. The funeral was held Friday at the Tussey Funeral Home, Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Taylor, pastor of Marsh Creek Baptist Church, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 28, 1977
BARTHOLOMEW – Clayton Terry Bartholomew, 80, of Wellsboro, diedSaturday, April 15, 2006 in Cheyenne, Wyo. He was born in Wellsboro on Oct. 18, 1925, the son of Lee and Sarah Butler Bartholomew. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Marqueen Parker on Feb. 14, 2000. Cremation has taken place in Cheyenne, Wyo. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 24, at 1 PM at the Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Center with Rev. Mark Shover of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro, officiating. A gathering and celebration of his life will follow the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. – The Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2006, p.6A
BARTHOLOMEW – There will be a graveside service for Clayton Terry Bartholomew, 80, of Wellsboro, on Saturday, June 24 at 1 PM at the Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Center, with Rev. Mark Shover of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro officiating. Mr. Bartholomew diedApril 15, 2006 in Cheyenne, Wyo. A gathering and celebration of his life will follow the service at the church. – Mansfield Gazette, June 21, 2006, p.6A
BENNETT Durward B.
Age 79, of Dart Settlement Road, Wellsboro, PA, diedpeacefully with his family by his side, on July 10, 2007 at Broad Acres. He was the husband of Eloise Harris Krystoff Bennett whom he married August 5, 1995. Durward was born September 26, 1927 in Addison, NY, the son of the late Clive W. and Doris Johnson Bennett. He was Director of Engineering at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA, Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA, and St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Durward was a retired Navy Veteran who served during World War II, and was an avid golfer who loved boating. Surviving are his wife, Eloise; daughters and sons-in-law, Clarrissa and Mike Weidert, Newton, NC, Doris and Dale Boyce, Wellsboro, PA, and Tina and Clay Shaeffer, Pensacola, FL; son, William Bennett, Bath, NY; stepsons and step daughters-in-law, Stephen and Tina Krystoff, Antrim, PA, John Krystoff, Carey, NC, and Michael and Sue Krystoff, Antrim, PA; stepdaughters and step sons-in-law, Bonnie and Jon Locey, Wellsboro, PA, and Dorinda and Shawna; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 11 step great-grandchildren; sisters, Katherine and Nipper Schoonover, Millerton, PA, Patricia and Arland VanNess, Wellsboro, PA, Elaine Hoke, Beaver Dams, NY, and Charlotte and Dave Sager, Coopers Plains, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jamie Boyce, in 1979. Friends and relatives are invited to Durward's Life Celebration on Thursday, July 12, 2007, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, July 13, 2007, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Friday, July 13, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Andy McIlvain officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/12/2007.
BERGENSTOCK Jane Marie (Bergenstock) Douglas Hall
age 45 of Middlebury Center, PA, died on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at her residence. Jane was born on January 10, 1965 in Lewisburg, PA, the daughter of Charles Alfred Bud and Sandra Jean (Straub) Bergenstock, Jr. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Earl Douglas Jane was employed by Corning, Inc. and formerly as a secretary at TruckLite. Jane is survived by her mother and father, Sandra and Bud Bergenstock, Jr.; two step-sons, Frederick Charles Douglas and Thomas Edward Douglas, both of Middlebury Center, PA; two step-grandchildren; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; a paternal grandfather, Charles A. Bergenstock, Sr. There will be a celebration of Janes life at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Janes memory to the Middlebury Fire Department and the Middlebury Ambulance Assoc. A private burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Funeral home obituary.
RONDA L. BLACKWELL
Ronda Lee Blackwell, 47, of Wellsboro RR 6 died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 14, 1953, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Dorothy H. Davis Blackwell. She was a lifetime resident of Tioga County and attended the Day Program at Martha Lloyd Community Services, Mansfield. She loved her family and friends, and enjoyed camping with them and their yearly trips to Florida. She was a member of the River of Life Fellowship Church. Surviving are her parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Barbara Blackwell of Wellsboro; one sister and brother-in-law, Gary and Sandra Wilkins of Ft. Myers, Fla.; five aunts and one uncle; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 28, at the River of Life Fellowship Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Keith Paris officiating. Burial was made at Niles Valley Cemetery.
ALFRED J. BOCKUS
Alfred James Bockus, 80, of Wellsboro RD 6, died Thursday, October 4, 1973, in the Williamsport Hospital, where he had been a surgical patient since September 26. He was born in Tioga County on December 30, 1892, a son of George and Emily Granger Bockus. Mr. Bockus was a retired farmer. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Kennedy, of Wellsboro RD 6; three sons, Lyle W. and Daryl A., both of Wellsboro RD 6, and Roland J. of Wellsboro RD 4; a brother, Walter, of Brooklyn, NY two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Saxton, of Middletown, NY., and Mrs. Grace Whiting, of Wellsboro, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at The Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Jonathan W. Baker, pastor of the Calvary Tabernacle Church, officiated.
Bockus, Alfred J. age 80 of R.D. 6 Wellsboro, Pa. Thursday, October 4, 1973 Williamsport General Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Jonathan Baker officiating, burial, Niles Valley Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Wanda Kennedy RD 6, Wellsboro, Pa. three sons, Lyle W. of RD 6 Roland J. of RD 4, Daryl of RD 6; one brother, Walter Bockus, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Saxton of Middletown, N.Y., Mrs. Grace Whiting of RD 4, Wellsboro; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired farmer.
BOCKUS George Henry
Wellsboro Agitator - November 5, 1952
George Henry Bockus, aged 87 years died early Wednesday, Oct 29, 1952 at the home of his son, Alfred, at Wellsboro, RD#6. Surviving is his wife, Emily, sons: Alfred and Arthur, Wellsboro Rd#6; Charles, Port Allegany; Walter, Brooklyn, NY; daughters, Mrs. Jennie Saxton, Middletown, NY; Mrs. Grace Whiting, Wellsboro, RD#4; half-sisters: Mrs. Rue Luther, Wellsboro RD4; Mrs. Nettie Hollenbeck, Wellsboro; 19 grandchildren, 17 gr-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the funeral home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, the Rev CW Sheriff officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 29, 1942
The funeral of Henry Bockus was held Sunday at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial in Niles Valley, Rev. Arthur Gregson, pastor of the Wellsboro Methodist church officiated.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 29, 1942
DOUBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE
Thursday afternoon (April 23, 1942) a double murder and suicide cost the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Button and Henry Bockus, of Hills Creek, Tioga county, at the Button home. In reconstructing the crime county officials believe that the husband killed his wife and Bockus and then killed himself. Found dead on the premises late in the afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Button, both about 25, and Henry Bockus, 42, who resided one-half mile from the Button home, on Crookedcreek R. D. District Attorney Charles M. Elliott, who directed the investigation, said the body of Mrs. Button was found 50 feet from the house in the front yard, that of Bockus on the front porch and that of Button in the backyard; with a 12 gauge shotgun nearby. No discharged shells were found. Walter Vandergrift, driver of a school bus, which passes near the home, discovered the bodies soon after 4 p.m. and reported to Sheriff Wayne Kelts. District Attorney Elliott said Pvt. Daniel F. Brennan, State Motor Police, of Mansfield, was at the Button home at 9 a.m., on a routine investigation involving cars owned and driven by Bockus and Button. Pvt. Brennan reported he found a note from Button, “Gone to N.Y., ” and that he talked to Bockus and Mrs. Button. Motor police had investigated a report that Button had driven his car into the back of an automobile occupied by his wife and Button the day before. The residence, which is on the former Leonard Adams farm, is located between Charleston and Crookedcreek. Few travelers use the road making it difficult to determine the exact time of the shooting. Bockus was said lo have suffered a wound in the back, between the shoulders, and to have fallen off the porch, with his head over the edge. He fell on a bag of oranges and a container of chocolate candy, both of which were scattered about the porch. Mrs. Button was hit in the lower portion of the back and was said to have appealed as though she was not killed instantly. The body was not far from the highway. Button suffered a wound in the chest. Investigation disclosed Mr. Bockus resided with his brother, Arthur, who is employed by Oliver Badman, from whom Button is alleged to have borrowed the gun Wednesday, after having returned it several days before. The Buttons were the parents of a five year old daughter, Veronica. Mrs. Button was Miss Ruth Hakes of Keeneyville, before her marriage. Assisting District Attorney Elliott with the investigation were Sheriff Kelts, County Detective Roy E. Wilcox, Pvts. Brennan and R. L. Knowles, Deputy Sheriff Hugh Gilmore, Dr. Harry B. Knapp, who examined the bodies, and Justice Stacey Spencer, acting coroner. No plans have been made for an inquest. Mrs. Ruth Hakes Button was born in Middlebury township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hakes. She leaves a daughter, Veronica Tubbs, 6, of Harrison Valley; her father and two sisters, Mrs. May Upham, of Knoxville, and Miss Elizabeth Hakes, of Wellsboro. Rev. Calvin DeGraw, of Niles Valley, conducted funeral services Sunday, at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial at Niles Valley. Norman Button, 26, was a native of Harrison Valley. He is survived by his father, Ezra Button, and two brothers, Leonard and Louis, and a sister, Miss Florence Button, of Harrison Valley. Rev. J. Albert Hall, of the Wellsboro Church of Christ, conducted funeral services at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Sunday; burial at Keeneyville. The funeral of Henry Bockus was held Sunday at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial in Niles Valley, Rev. Arthur Gregson, pastor of the Wellsboro Methodist church officiated.
BOHART Douglas W. Bohart
age 55, of Bath, died on Wednesday, January 23, 2012 at Founders Pavilion with his family at his side following an extended illness. He was born on January 12, 1958 in Corning, the son of Harry E. and Helen R. (Waddell) Bohart Jr. Douglas loved fishing and hunting. He had quite the sense of humor, loved to make people laugh, and there was never a dull moment when he was around. Douglas was loved very much and will be missed dearly. He is survived by four daughters, Ann Marie (Jim) Greene, Shauna Bohart, Terri Lynn Bohart, and Crystal (James) Stedge all of Corning, his mother, Helen R. Bohart of Corning, 15 grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Gary (Sally) Bohart of Corning, Frank (Pat) Bohart of Elmira, Tom (Candy) Bohart of Corning, Patti (Ed) Warner, Mark (Sam) Bohart of Breesport, Terry Bohart of Coopers Plains, Tina (Bob) McKerrow of Lockport, and Martha (Jeff) Keck of Painted Post. Douglas was predeceased by his father in 1991. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, LLC 14 East Pulteney St. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00PM with Rev. David Bretch officiating. Burial will take place in Niles Valley Cemetery, Tioga, Pa. Corning Leader – January 27, 2013
BOHART - WOOD, Marjorie E. "Midge" (SRGP
Age 83, of Marie's Lane, Wellsboro, PA, died May 21, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Richard A. Wood, whom she married July 16, 1983. Marjorie was born July 12, 1924 in Mainesburg, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Mazie Purvis Bohart. She was a retired waitress and cook. Surviving are her husband, Richard; son, Rudy Ames, Cameron, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Tom Witherow, Chambersburg, PA and Joan and Rodney Easton, Genesee, PA; stepdaughters and stepson-in-law, Connie Jones, Babson Park, FL, and Linda and Keith Everett, Prescott Valley, AZ; stepson, Robert Wood, Burnsville, NC; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several stepgrandchildren, several step great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Martha Elliott, Painted Post, NY, and Jeannie and Jack Weakland, Horseheads, NY; brothers and sister-in-law, Charles and Lois Smith, Chactaw, OK, and Jack Bohart, Corning, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Marjorie's Life Celebration on Friday, May 23, 2008, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 24, 2008, from 10-11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don Miller officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to: American Lung Association, 61 Broadway, 6th Floor, NY, NY 10006. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/23/2008.
BOHART - KNOWLTON Mary E. (SRGP 52824)
Age 71, of Wellsboro, PA, died Sunday, May 6, 2007, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was the wife of the late Wayne R. Knowlton. She was born September 29, 1935 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Mazie Purvis Bohart. Mary was a retired L.P.N. and then Unit Secretary at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and was a wonderful Mom, who loved her family and friends. Survived by daughters, Mary Kay Knowlton and Cynthia Spaulding, both of Wellsboro, PA; son, Jeffery L. Spaulding, Mainesburg, PA; granddaughter, Melissa Spaulding, Mainesburg, PA; grandson, Joshua Spaulding, Mansfield, PA; stepchildren, Kent (Linda and granddaughter, Krista) Knowlton, Corning, NY, Garth (Karyl) Knowlton, Pioneer, CA, Mary Ann (Al) Walker, Mansfield, PA; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Charles (Lois) Smith, Choctaw, OK, and Jack Bohart, Corning, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie (Richard) Wood, Wellsboro, Martha Elliott, Painted Post, NY, and Jeannie (Jack) Weakland, Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Jack L. Spaulding. Friends and family are invited to Mary's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, and Wednesday, May 9, 2007, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorials in her memory may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
BOYCE – Gary Edward Boyce, aged four days, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Boyce, died Saturday (Sept. 11, 1943). The funeral was held Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home; burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 15 Sept. 1943, p.1
BOYCE – James (Jamie) Paul Boyce, age 4, of RD5, Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, July 10, 1979, at the Strong Memorial Hospital at Rochester, NY. He was born December 12, 1974 in Wellsboro, the son of Dale and Doris R. Bennett Boyce. Besides his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Gordon and Helen Boyce of RD3, Wellsboro; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mildred Bailey of Warren. PA; maternal grandfather, Durward Bennett of Fayetteville, PA; paternal great-grandfather, Roy J. Boyce of RD3, Wellsboro; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Lucie Briggs of RD3, Wellsboro; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Doris Bennett of Fayetteville, PA; and several aunts and uncles. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 1:30 PM with the Rev. Paul Brown officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Friends may contribute to the Strong Memorial Hospital, Office of Medical Development, PO Box 643, Rochester, NY 14642, in his memory. – Wellsboro Gazette, 11 July 1979, p.12
LEROY W. BOYCE
LeRoy W. Boyce, 45, of Wellsboro RD 3, died last Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1973, at his home. He was born in Wellsboro on Feb. 28, 1928, a son of Roy V. and Charlotte Mason Boyce. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Bryce was an employee of Lewis Sales Co., Wellsboro. He was a member of Ossea Lodge 317, F&AM, and the Coudersport Consistory. Surviving are his wife, the former Norma Butler; four sons, Ronald of Williamsport, Timothy, Kevin and Mark, all at home; two daughters, Mrs. Karen Erway, of Camp Hill, and Miss Kathleen A. Boyce, at home; his parents, of Wellsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Howard, Mrs. Jean Ingerick and Mrs. Mary Grinnell, and a brother, Gordon F., all of Wellsboro, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1:30 pm Friday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery, Wellsboro RD 2.
Boyce, LeRoy W. age 45, of RD3, Wellsboro, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1973. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Friday at 1:30 p.m. Burial Niles Valley Cemetery. Survived by wife, Norma Butler Boyce; two daughters, Mrs. Karen Erway of Camp Hill, Pa., Miss Kathleen Boyce at home; sons, Ronald E. Boyce of Williamsport, Pa., Timothy, Kevin and Mark, all at home; parents Mr. And Mrs. Roy J. Boyce of Wellsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Howard of Wellsboro, Mrs. Jean Ingerick of Wellsboro, Mrs Mary Grinnell of Wellsboro, Pa.; one brother, Gordon F. Boyce of Wellsboro, Pa.; two grandchildren. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, member of Ossea Lodge F&AM; salesman for the Lewis Trailer Sales and a member of the Coudersport Consistory.
BREWSTER Eliza C
Wellsboro Agitator - November 11, 1896
--Mrs. Nathan Niles died last Sunday morning of heart disease, at the age of 57 years. She was a daughter of the late George Brewster, and she was widely known and highly esteemed for her intelligence and warm-heartedness. The funeral is to be held at the family residence this afternoon at one o'clock, and the interment will be in the Niles Valley cemetery.
BROWN Mary Elizabeth
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, May 2, 1917
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Carpenter died at her home in Middlebury April 21. About 6 months ago she underwent a serious operation at the Blossburg hospital and had been a great sufferer since... About 41 years ago she was married to James D. Carpenter, who died 5 years ago. 6 children were born to them: Mrs. John Lyons of Niles Valley; Archie Carpenter of Charleston; Mrs. Myrtle Monks of Farmington; Clarence who died at the age of 12 years, and James, Jr. and Lottie Carpenter at home. She also is survived by one brother and 2 sisters: M B Brown of Lawrenceville; Mrs. J. C. Brewer of Little Marsh and Mrs. Charles E. Carpenter of Middlebury. Burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.
WILBUR LEON BUCK
Wilbur Leon Buck, 56, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1972, at his home. He was born at Wellsboro RD on May 18, 1916, a son of Leon M. and Julia Niles Buck. Mr. Buck was a retired employe of the Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass. Surviving are his wife, the former Georgia Saunders; a son, Edward of Antioch, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Brooks, of Corning, NY; a brother, Kenneth, of Wellsboro, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held Saturday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery. The Rev. George Niles, pastor of the Antrim Baptist Church, officiated.
Buck, Wilbur Leon, age 56 of RD 2, Wellsboro, Pa., at his home, Thursday, November 9, 1972. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. George Niles. Burial Niles Valley Cemetery. Survived by wife, Georgia Saunders Buck of RD2, son, Edward A. of Antiock, Ill.; daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Brooks of Corning,; brother, Kenneth Buck of RD2 Wellsboro; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild. He was a retired employee of the Corning Glass Division, Wellsboro, Pa.
BUTLER – Lloyd G. Butler, 71, of Lawrenceville, died Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Sept. 24, 1934 in Wellsboro, the son of George and Frances Pollock Butler. Lloyd retired after 42 years service from Corning Glass Works and served many years as a Lawrence Township supervisor. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Patricia Bedient; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lloyd “Marty” and Megan of Lindley, NY, George of Lawrenceville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mareena and John Kizis of Lawrenceville, Lisa and Gary Harding of Millerton; brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Phyllis Butler of Wellsboro; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Ramona Saturn, Helen Davis, Nancy and George Copp, all of Wellsboro; brother-in-law, Larry Bedient in Alabama; sister-in-law, Joyce Tripp of Gang Mills, NY; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro on Tuesday, July 25. Funeral services were held there today, Wednesday, July 26. Burial was made in Niles Valley Cemetery. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 July 2006, p.6A
BUTTON OLIVE M. SARGENT
Olive M. (Button) Age 71, of Middlebury Center, PA, died on Wednesday, March 7, 2007. She was born on November 13, 1935 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of the late Celen and Julie (Davis) Button. Friends may call on Friday, March 9, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Center, PA.
CAMPBELL Flossie May (Mason). Flossie May (Mason) Campbell, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro died Sunday, Sept. 17, 1989. Born Jan. 2, 1910, in Campbell, N. Y., she was the daughter of Horace and Rose Broughton Campbell. She was a member of the Wellsboro Women of the Moose. Preceding her in death was a son Harold Mason, in 1966. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Vera Drielbelbies of RD 7, Wellsboro, Mrs. Shirley Weber of RD 2, Wellsboro, Mrs. Alma Makin of RD 7 Wellsboro, Mrs. Rose McInroy of RD 1, Muncy and Mrs. Marcia Myers of Mansfield; two sons, Charles Donald Mason of Corning, N. Y. and Robert E, Mason of RD 1 Lawrenceville; 33 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro. The Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiated. Burial was made in Niles Valley Cemetery.
CARPENTER James D
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, February 29, 1912
French Hill, Feb. 28--James D. Carpenter, of Middlebury Center, passed peacefully away Sunday morning at about 4:30 o'clock after a prolonged illness of paralysis and other complications. He was 67 years of age. Mr. Carpenter was the last of a large family and had lived on the farm where he died nearly all his life. ... He leaves to mourn his death besides his widow 2 sons and 3 daughters: Archie Carpenter of Lambs Creek; James Carpenter at home; Mrs. John Lyons of Niles Valley; Mrs. Ernest Monks of French Hill and Lottie Carpenter at home. Funeral services were held at the home, Tuesday and interment in the Niles Valley Cemetery.
CARSON Robert G.
Age 73, of Covington, PA, diedOctober 30, 2008 at home. He was born July 22, 1935 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Kenneth and Ruby White Carson. Bob was a retiree of Nation's Way Transport, a U.S. Air Force veteran, a member of the Welsh Settlement Church of Christ, and the Wellsboro Moose. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Florence Tipple; two sons, Gerry (Judy) of Las Vegas, NV, Alan of CA; a daughter, Maxine (Raphael) Perez of N. Chicago, IL; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Carson of Farmington, CA; a brother, Terry (Jackie) Roupp of Beaver Dams, NY; two sisters, Darlene (Donald) Hotchkiss of Victor, NY, Fay Ann (David) Schell of Port Charlotte, FL; stepchildren, Mark Tipple of Philmount, NY, Maldon Tipple of Wellsboro, PA, Tina Wilston of Mansfield, PA; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Jack. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday noon-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer, his pastor, officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/1/2008
CAVANAUGH - Ellen A. Harding, 80 of Bethlehem, died on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at her daughter Althea’s home in Bethlehem. She was the widow of Donald D. Harding. Born in Wellsboro, on April 15, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Ethel (Kilbourne) Cavanaugh. She is survived by a son, Richard Harding of Bethlehem; daughters, Althea Finch of Bethlehem, Gail Rivera of Bronx, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A viewing was held Monday, July 27, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1881 Van Buren Drive (Mauch Chunk Road), Whitehall, with services immediately after. Burial was made on Tuesday, July 28, in Niles Valley Cemetery in Wellsboro. Arrangements were handled by John F. Herron Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Burial was made on Tuesday, July 28, in Niles Valley Cemetery in Wellsboro. Arrangements were handled by John F. Herron Funeral Home, Bethlehem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be madeto the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church, Whitehall, Pa. 18052
GEORGE E. CAVANAUGH, 69 of Corning formerly of Wellsboro, Thursday, Aug. 21, 1953. He was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle and was an engineer for the New York Central Railroad with 40 years service. Survived by son, William C. Cavanaugh of Gillett; three grandchildren; sisters, Miss Rose Cavanaugh of Corning, Mrs. Nora Bockus of Wellsboro RD 6 and Mrs. Virginia Wicks of Tioga; brothers, Ray and Claude of Wellsboro RD 2 and Earl and Grant E. Cavanaugh of Wellsboro RD 4. Body at Bastian & Kuhl Funeral home, Wellsboro. Calling hours Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. at Gospel Tabernacle, the Rev. Robert Kulzer. Niles Valley Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/22/1958
CAVANAUGH Nora Ann
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, March 12, 1964
Nora Ann Bockus, 69, of Wellsboro died Wednesday, March 4, 1964 in Wellsboro Hospital. She was born May 10, 1894 at Marsh Creek, the daughter of Patrick and Ellen Hotelling Cavanaugh, and was a retired employee of Corning glass Works. She was the wife of Alfred Bockus, who survives with 3 sons: Lyle, Roland and Daryl of Wellsboro; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Kennedy of Wellsboro; 4 brothers: Ray, Claud, Earl and Grant of Wellsboro and 2 sisters: Mrs. Virginia Swicks of Tioga and Miss Rose Cavannaugh of Wellsboro and 14 grandchildren. Services held Saturday and burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.
RANSOM ‘RICK’ COLE, age 36 of RD 2, Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, June 7, 1997 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Born July 4, 1960 in Wellsboro. He was the son of Richard S. and Lois A. Bailey Cole of Wellsboro, PA. Rick was a 1978 graduate of the Wellsboro High School and was currently working for the Tioga Publishing Co. of Wellsboro. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1147 Wellsboro, PA. Surviving other than his parents are: sister and brother-in-law, Laurie C. and Rusty F. Moore of Stafford, VA; maternal grandmother, Gertrude Bailey of Wellsboro, PA and aunts, Mary Ann Levanduski of Morris, PA and Sherry Bailey of Wellsboro, PA. Friends will be received at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Inc. 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA on Monday, June 9, 1997 from 7 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held private. Burial will be in the Niles Valley Cemetery in Middlebury Township, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Memorial Fund, Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA. Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA handling arrangements. –Elmira Star Gazette.
RICHARD S. COLE, retired Maintenance Electrician, age 65 of RD #2, Wellsboro, PA died Friday, September 11, 1998 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born March 8, 1933 in Slate Run, PA the son of the late Harry and Neida Holmes Cole. He was a retired Maintenance Electrician for Dresser-Rand, Painted Post, NY. He was a member and governor and Bingo Chairman of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge #1147, Wellsboro, PA. He was an avid bowler. He had served in the National Guard and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Survived by wife of 42 years Lois A. Bailey Cole; daughter and son-in-law, Laurie C. and Rusty F. Moore, Stafford, VA; mother-in-law, Gertrude Bailey, Wellsboro, PA; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Levanduski, Morris, PA, Sherry Bailey, Wellsboro, PA. Preceded by a son, Ransom (Rick) Cole in 1997. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA Monday, 7-8 PM. Funeral will be private on Tuesday. Rev. Darwin Cranmer, officiating. Burial Niles Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be sent in his memory to Broad Acres Nursing Home, RD #3, Wellsboro, PA. The Wellsboro Moose will hold a memorial service Monday 7:30 PM at the funeral home. –Elmira Star Gazette.
WILLIAM T. CORBIN
William T. Corbin, 82, of Middlebury Center died Friday, April 11, 1997, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 18, 1915, in Waverly, NY, he was the son of Gilbert T. and Lillian May Brown Corbin. He was a retired upholsterer for over 50 years. He was a member of the Shortsville Baptist Church, Shortsville. He was a United States Army veteran, serving in World War II. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Edna F. Brengel Corbin; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Jeanne Corbin of Wellsboro; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joan F. and Lee Eichelberger of Kuna, Idaho, Judith E. and Allan Fish of Boise, Idaho; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Sunday, April 13 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there Monday, April 14, with the Rev. Daryl M. Butler officiating. Burial was made in the Niles Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Shortsville Baptist Church, RR 2, Middlebury Center, PA, 16935. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1997)
EDWARD S. CUMMINGS age 62 of Tioga RD1, PA, Friday April 11, 1980 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday 1 p.m. Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery. The family will furnish flowers. Those who wish may make donations to the Heart Fund. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/1980
CUMMINGS - MARIE L. CORNELL
WELLSBORO – Marie L. “Mary” Cornwell, 81, a resident of Pinnacle Towers, died Monday, April 12, 1999, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Albert Nathan Cornell, died June 12, 1995. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Keeneyville United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer for North Penn Home Health Hospice and a gray lady at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1917, in Sayre, she was a daughter of Lehman Rexford and Ann Werner Cummings. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara of Sarasota, Fla.; three sons, David and Stephen, both of Middlebury Center, and Dale of Dallas; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 8 p.m. Saturday in the church, Keeneyville, with the Rev. Kenneth Kitzmiller officiating. A private burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Arrangements are being handled by Tussy-Mosher’s, 1319 Main St.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Wednesday, March 13, 1918
Niles Valley, March 11—Mrs. Andrew Wedge, aged nearly 43 years, died at her home here Saturday morning at 3:30. Mrs. Wedge had been in poor health for the past year, but she had been confined to her bed for only a few weeks prior to her death. Mrs. Wedge's maiden name was Helen Dartt. ....Besides her husband she is survived by the following children: Robert, somewhere in France; Albert and Julia at home; also by 3 brothers. The funeral will be held Wednesday and burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.
DAVIDSON Aurilla P.
Wellsboro Agitator Oct.1, 1902
Death of Mrs. Samuel Wedge - Mrs. Aurilla P. Wedge, aged 82, the widow of Mr. Samuel Wedge, died at her home in Niles Valley on September 24th at 8:30 p.m., surrounded by grieving friends and neighbors - a noble woman esteemed by all who knew her. She was the youngest daughter of the six children of Mr. William Davidson and was born in Afton, Chenango county, N.Y. She became the wife of Mr. Wedge in 1852 and spent the rest of her life on their farm in Niles Valley, where her husband died in January last. She was the mother of five children and is survived by four of them: Mrs. G R. Adamy, Miss Julia M. Wedge, Mrs. F. A. Stratton, and Mr. Andrew Wedge, all of Niles Valley. Her stepson, Mr. Henry Wedge, is also a resident of that village. Her youngest daughter, Mrs. A. M. Keeney, died in Keeneyville, in 1893.
DAVIS DOROTHY H. (DAVIS) BLACKWELL
Dorothy, 79, completed her life's journey on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. She was born in Charleston Township on the 28th of May 1932, to Nelson and Dorotha Tompkins Davis. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Blackwell, whom she married on June 5, 1953. She is survived by her children, William (Robert) Blackwell, Sandra (Gary) Wilkins; grandchildren, Carol Beahr, Matthew (Justine), Jamie (Val), Brian (Susan) Blackwell; Crystal (Eric Grabowski), Robert (Amanda) Roupp; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia (Thomas Watson), and Clara Rawleigh. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Rudy and Nelson Earl Davis; sister, Eva Douglas; daughter, Ronda; grandson, Greg; great-grandson, Nicholas Blackwell. She was a homemaker and retired bus driver for Wellsboro School District. Friends and family are invited to Dorothy's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Keith Paris officiating. Burial will be at Niles Valley Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – January 25, 2012
DAVIS John W. (Jack) Age 74, of Davis Road, Wellsboro, PA, died August 23, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends and family are invited to Jack's Life Celebration on Thursday, August 25, 2005, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, www.lifecelebration. com, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral there Friday, August 26, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. with Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.
DAVIS Oliver Albert
Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, March 14, 1946
Oliver Albert Davis, 62, of Morris, died Friday morning at the Blossburg State Hospital. He was born November 19, 1884, the son of George and Rebecca Davis. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Martha Jane Haines, of Lock Haven; one brother, James H. Davis, of Morris; four step-children, Frances Moffitt, of Binghamton; Judson Moffitt, of Elmira; Mrs. Mary Apgar, of Mansfield; Mrs. Leonard Butler, of Arcade, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Johnson Funeral Home, the Rev. W. W. Humphreys officiated; burial was a Niles Valley.
DAVIS Oliver Albert
Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, March 13, 1946
The funeral of Oliver Davis, who died Friday morning at the Blossburg Hospital, was held Monday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Rev. W. W. Humphreys, officiating; burial in Niles Valley. Mr. Davis was aged 62 years. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Martha Mae Haines, of Lock Haven; a brother, James H. Davis, of Morris; four step-children, Frances Moffitt, of Binghamton; Judson Moffitt, of Elmira; Mrs. Mary Apgar, of Mansfield; Mrs. Leonard Butler, of Arcade, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
DiPIETRO Clara M. VanOrder
91, of Lancaster, PA, died November 30, 2012 at Mt. Joy Hospice. She was born July 18, 1921 in Alexandria, VA, the daughter of Giovanni & Francesca Sfrantonne DiPietro. Clara is survived by three sons, Raymond (husband of Sheryl) of Mount Joy, PA, David (husband of Jan) of Mountville, PA, Terry (companion of Cindy) of Centerville, PA; a granddaughter, Rebecca Eichelberger of Havelock, NC; a great-grandson, Ian Eichelberger of Havelock, NC; four step-grandchildren, four step-great grandchildren, and many much loved extended family members. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry (Hank) in 1960; two sisters, Anna & Mary; and two brothers, Henry & Vito. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Wednesday, December 5, 10-11AM. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 11:00AM with Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 2, 2012
FLETCHER - Obituary---1946-----Mrs. Mae Reynolds, 70, of 75 Ferris Street died at 6 O-clock today after suffering a heart seizure.---She was born in Knoxville Pa. February 9, 1876. The daughter of John and Rosette Fletcher and married Elmer Reynolds in Wellsboro Pa. in 1891. The Rev. O. S. Chamberlain performed the ceremony. Mr. Reynolds, a prominent contractor here, died January 6, 1939.--Mrs. Reynolds was a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church.--Surviving are four sons, John at home, Charles of Al. Victor of Corning and Kenneth of Gibson: one daughter, Mrs. Donald Tuthill of Hazel street, five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Carrie Barnes of this city. --The body was removed to the Carpenter Funeral Home where services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Henry Straub of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Niles Valley Pa.
FORTNER - Keck, Marion M.Age 81 of Pomona Park, Florida formerly of Beaver Dams, NY died on Thursday August 6, 2009. Marion was born March 2, 1928 in Rochester, NY. She was pre-deceased by her husband Elton C. Keck, brother Dell, sister Inez, and daughter-in-law Jessica (Mrs. Steven) Keck. Marion retired as the manager of McCrory's Restaurant at the Arnot Mall in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Keck is survived by her children: Daniel & Betty Keck of Horseheads, NY; Bonnie DeRaiche of Elmira, NY; Ronald & Mary Keck of Pomona Park, Florida; Steven Keck of Interlachen, Florida; Karen & Frank Rakich of Pomona Park, Florida; brother: Larry Fortner of Rochester, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday August 10, 2009 from 6-8 PM. Interment in Niles Valley Cemeteryon Wednesday August 12, 2009 at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/9/2009
FRANKFURTH LYDIA LAVINA
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, January 9, 1952
Mrs Lydia Lavina Manning died early Friday morning at her home in Middlebury Center, RD2. She was 54 years old. She was born October 5, 1897 in Monroe, Mich., the daughter of Mr and Mrs Chris Frankfruth. She was a past Noble Grand of the Norwood Rebekah Lodge, No 673, of Norwood, Ohio; past chaplain of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Cincinnati, Ohio. On May 12, 1947, she was awarded the Decoration of Chivalry at Columbus, Ohio, by the Sovereign Grand Lodge, IOOF of the state of Ohio. She was a member of the Independent Order of Shepherds, Norwich, Ohio and past president of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the Niles Valley Methodist church. She is survived by her husband, Jesse, of Middlebury Center; one daughter, Mrs Christine Foster of Tilbury, Ontario, Canada; 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the Niles Valley Methodist church Monday with the Rev. C W Sheriff of the Wellsboro Baptist church and the Rev. John Squire, pastor of the Niles Valley church officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery.
FRENCH, Donald H. - Donald H. French, 81, of Tioga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at home. He was born Sept. 2, 1935, in Farmington Township, the son of Jesse and Matie Harris French. Don was retired from Tioga Township and was a farmer. He was a member of the Valley Alliance Church. He is survived by a step-daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Charles Jaynes of Lawrenceville; a step-granddaughter, Audrey Jaynes of Addison, N.Y.; three step-great grandchildren, Joseph, Cortney, and Samuel Padgett; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty and his second wife, Gladys. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Thursday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 3p.m. Funeral services will follow there Thursday at 3 p.m., with Pastor Darryl Eyler officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, February 15, 2017
FRENCH Jerry E
Wellsboro Agitator - April 8, 1971
Jerry E. French Sr., 59, of 54 Wetmore Street, died Tuesday, March 30, 1971 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Mr. French was a carpenter supervisor for the Patterson Lumber Co. here. He was born Jan. 21, 1912, in Delmar Twp., the son of Eugene and Rue Bockus French. Surviving are his wife, the former Jean Hotchkiss; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Haines, and a brother, Kenneth French, both of Wellsboro, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street. Burial was in the Niles Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Brasser officiated.
ALLEN B. FULLER,
87, formerly of Middlebury Center, died on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
Allen was born June 10, 1926, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Bert L. and Mildred (Haskins) Fuller
Friends and family are invited to Allen's Life Celebration on Friday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m., with Pastor Daryl Butler officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. –Wellsboro Gazette 4/23/2014
GAYLORD - Genevieve L. Heck
Genevieve L. Heck, 84, of RD 2, Middlebury Center, died Wednesday, March 28, 1990, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Sept. 1, 1905, in Elmira, N.Y., she was the daughter of Lee and Eva Watkins Gaylord. Preceding her in death was her husband, Albert L. Heck, in 1985; a daughter, Florence Gill, in 1982; and two sons, LaVerne in 1960, and Gerald in 1988. Surviving are a daughter, Thelma Butler of Tioga; three sons, Wayne of RD 2, Middlebury Center, Wesley of Wellsboro, and Gordon of Liberty; 44 grandchildren; and 58 great grandchildren. Calling hours were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Friday, March 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services were held at the funeral home Saturday, March 31, at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Heck and Rev. Paul Connor officiated. Burial was made at the Niles Valley Cemetery.
SAMUEL F. GEE, 77 of Crooked Creek RD 1, Pa. early this morning, May 11, 1954. Survived by wife, Mrs. Millie Gee; daughters, Mrs. Dwight Yentzer of Pottsdam, N.Y., Mrs. Lorey Allington and Mrs. Lloyd Blackwell of Corning, Mrs. Harlow Star of Lindley; sons, Charles W. and James Benjamin Gee of Elmira, Leland T. Gee of Painted Post and Frederick of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. Minnie Brew of Wayne and Mrs. Edwin Bodyen of Mansfield; brothers, Olin Gee of Niles Valley, Pa. and Harry of Corning. The body is at the Bastian & Kuhl Funeral home, Wellsboro, where friends may call. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Niles Valley Methodist Church, the Rev. Orey E. Crippen. Niles Valley Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/11/1954
GEE - SUSIE K. FREEMAN
Susie K. Freeman, 82, of Middlebury Center RR 2 died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001, at home. Born Sept. 1, 1918, in Roseville, she was the daughter of Olin J. and Alma B. Benson Gee. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crossword puzzles. Preceding her in death was her husband, Ivan A. "Mike" Freeman, on Aug. 21, 1992. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia "Patty" and Don Hackman of Ulysses, Iva "Tillie" and Ron Townsend of Tioga and Joanne Hunter and Fremont Preble of Wellsboro; one brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Norma Gee of Wellsboro; 13 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there Monday, Jan. 15, with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Burial was made at Niles Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, RR 3, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901; or to the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
FOSTER H. GLEASON
Foster H. Gleason, 82, of Wellsboro died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, where he resided. Born March 4, 1918, in Delmar Township, he was the son of Henry W. and Ella Etta Hakes Gleason. He was the husband of the late Carrie R. Simmons Gleason, who died Oct. 14, 1991. He was a lifelong resident of Tioga County. He was employed by Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division, retiring in 1960. He attended the Wellsboro Free Methodist Church, was past member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge, was a member of the American Legion, Wellsboro; and was honorary member of the Wellsboro Model Airplane Club. He was an Army veteran, serving during World War II. Preceding him in death was one son, Frederick Gleason. Surviving are three sons, Thomas W. Gleason of Camp Hill, Foster P. Gleason Sr. of Elmira Heights, N.Y., and Henry W. Gleason of Rixford; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Friday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, Dec. 1, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Burial will be made at Niles Valley Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society, 5500 Main Street, Suite 110, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221.
EARL GRAVES, 77 OF 2092 Butler Ave., Town of Horseheads, Thursday, Feb. 5, 1959. He was a retired employee of the Consolidated Brick Co. of Horseheads. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Fuller of Niles Valley, Pa., Mrs. Gertrude Willsey of Beaver Dams and Mrs. Margaret Short of Elmira; stepdaughter, Mrs. John Smith of Horseheads; 18 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Body at Barrett Funeral home. Calling hours Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William G. Wright, Niles Valley, Pa. Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1959
HACKETT Fred Wing
Wellsboro Agitator - July 3, 1940
Fred W. Hackett, aged 58 years, died June 25, at his home in Elkland. He was born in Middlebury, July 6, 1881. He leaves two brothers, Thomas Hackett, of Dansville, N.Y., and William Potter, of Hornell, N.Y.; four daughters, Mrs. Wallace Judge, of Harrisburg, and Misses Margaret, Leah and Louise, at home; three sons, Erastus Hackett, of Corning and Fred and Charles Hackett, of Osceola. The funeral was held Friday at the Elkland Methodist church, Rev. Edmund T. Rowe, officiating; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery.
HAKES – Mrs. Lucy Watts, 74, of Wellsboro, RD2 died Friday morning, July 2, 1954. She was a member of the Niles Valley [PA] Methodist Church and the Woman’s Society of Christian Service. She is survived by husband, Saul B. Watts; brothers, Arthur C. Hakes of Wellsboro RD2 and Charles M. Hakes of Osceola RD1; sisters, Mrs. Myra Young of Dansville, NY; Mrs. Phoebe Clark of Wellsboro RD1; Mrs. Ella Gleason of Wellsboro and Mrs. Lena Smith of Antrim, PA. The funeral was held at 139 Main Street Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Plants officiating. Burial was in the Niles Valley Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, July 1954
Wellsboro Agitator – April 29, 1942
Mrs. Ruth Hakes Button was born in Middlebury township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hakes. She leaves a daughter, Veronica Tubbs, 6, of Harrison Valley; her father and two sisters, Mrs. May Upham, of Knoxville, and Miss Elizabeth Hakes, of Wellsboro. Rev. Calvin DeGraw, of Niles Valley, conducted funeral services Sunday, at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial at Niles Valley.
Albert Lee. HECK
Albert L. Heck, 88, of RD 2, Middlebury Center, Pa., died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1985 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Born Aug. 26, 1896 at Tioga, Pa., he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Heck. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He and his wife, the former Genevieve Gaylord, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on Feb. 12, 1985. Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Gaylord Heck; one daughter, Thelma Butler of Tioga, Pa.; four sons, Wayne of RD 2, Middlebury Center, Wesley of Wellsboro, Pa., Gordon of Linden, Pa. and Gerald of RD 2, Middlebury Center, Pa.; 35 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, three nephews and one niece. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 1985 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro with the Rev. Paul J. Connor, pastor of Marsh Creek Baptist Church, Marsh Creek, Pa. and the Rev. Kenneth Heck, officiating. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Township. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1. Friends may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.
HECK Hugh Wesley
Age 82, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, December 18, 2008, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born on February 21, 1926 in Tioga, PA, he was the son of the late Albert Lee and Genevieve L. (Gaylord) Heck. He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Barbara J. (Slocum) Heck, who died in July of 2003. Prior to his retirement in 1991, Hugh was employed with Deitrick's. He was a US Army veteran having served in WWII and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Wesley is survived by his children, Hugh W. and Julie Heck, II of Mainesburg, PA, Sandra Kay Vargeson of Camarillo, CA, Gary and Linda Cummings of Middlebury, PA, Timothy and Rose Cummings of Knoxville, PA, Karen and Randy Casey of Durango, CO, Nancy and Bill Zimar of Avon, NY, Linda Irwin of Melbourne, FL, Myraetta and Gerald Austin of Wellsboro, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Paul Butler of Tioga, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Pat Heck of Middlebury, PA, Gordon and Charlotte Heck of Liberty, PA; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, Wesley was predeceased by two sons, Larry Davis and Roger Cummings; one sister, Florence; and two brothers, LaVerne and Gerald. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 22, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held on Monday immediately following calling hours at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery, Tioga, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/19/2008 - 12/20/2008
HEISE, William - William D. “Bill” Heise, age 69, died on Monday, June 13, 2016. He was born on September 11, 1946 in Wellsboro, PA a beloved son of the late Harry W. and Eugertha (Morris) Heise. Bill was born with many challenges but his parents, without any help, were very heroic and devoted to his welfare no matter what the personal or financial costs. He formerly worked at Partners in Progress, Mansfield, PA, and in his own way, he was smart, affectionate, athletic and possessed a great sense of humor. He loved bowling, playing catch and hitting softballs. Bill is survived by his brother and sister-in-law: Ronald and Julia Heise of Punta Gorda, FL. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:00 AM at the Niles Valley Cemetery with Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating. - Mansfield Gazette, June 15, 2016
HENRY Mae Nancy
Wellsboro Agitator - March 14, 1963
Mrs. Mae Nancy Niles, 87, of 14 Austin Street, Wellsboro died Sunday, March 10, 1963 at her home. She was born May 3, 1875 in Welllsboro, the daughter of Richard and Fanny Wilkinson Henry. Mrs. Niles was the widow of Fred Niles, a member of the Baptist Church for 50 years and a member of the Eastern Star. Surviving are: three sons, Lloyd Niles, Jerome Niles, RD 3, and Leon Niles, all of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 13th at 2 p.m. at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Abrams officiated. Burial was in the Niles Valley Cemetery.
HILLIKER – Aged Edward Hilliker, of Middlebury township, a civil war veteran, was killed by the cars late on a recent afternoon at Elmira Heights, where he was visiting his daughter, Mrs. Daniel E. Mosher. Early on the fatal afternoon Mr. Hilliker and Mrs. Mosher had been in Elmira, and when they returned to the Heights, he said he would go directly to the house and let her go alone uptown. Later Mr. Hilliker was seen at the Erie crossing on 11th street where he walked westward on the eastbound track. When he had gone about 20 feet he saw a freight train approaching on the westbound track. Without stopping to look back of him he stepped to the other track, where he met a horrible death. Erie passenger train No. 101, struck him in the back of the head and threw his body 25 or 30 feet ahead of it and between the rails. When assistance arrived the man was dead, his skull being crushed completely. – Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1902
HILLIKER Ida M
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 19, 1924, Pg 1 [Extract]
Mrs. Joseph C. Manning died at her home at Asaph at 7:30 o'clock last Wednesday night, March 12, of pneumonia, aged 63 years. Ida M. Hilliker, was born Dec 4, 1860, and was married to Joseph C. Manning July 15, 1877. To them three children were born; Leon R. Manning of Nelson; Mazie, wife of William Mosher, deceased; and Leroy F. Manning of Chester, PA. She is survived by her husband, the two sons mentioned , ten grandchildren and eight gr-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs Minnie Herbert of Elmira, NY. The grandchildren are Leon Mosher of Wellsboro; Mrs Lee Schoonover, Mrs Paul Butler; Mrs Harry Confer of Ansonia; Donald Mosher of Corning; Mrs Clifton Roe, Robert and Helen Manning of Farming of Farmington; Peggy and Francis Manning of Chester, PA. .... Funeral services held at Niles Valley Church, Saturday; interment in the Niles Valley Cemetery. ...
HOLLENBECK –AMY L. (HOLLENBECK) ZINCK, age 28 of Wellsboro, PA died peacefully at home and died in Heaven on September 8, 1998. Amy was the loving and devoted wife of Travis V. Zinck and the mother of Claire, Ryan and Lucas, who she cherished. Amy was born on December 23, 1969 in Wellsboro the daughter of the late Clair A. Hollenbeck and H. Donald and Judy (Smithgall) Wilcox and the daughter-in-law of Phil and Jean (Cleveland) Zinck all of Wellsboro. She was a lifelong resident of Wellsboro and faithfully attended the Draper Baptist Church. She was employed in the Physical Therapy Department of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Amy is also survived by her siblings: Chad and Tanya Wilcox, Matt Wilcox and Megan Wilcox and her husband’s siblings: Trevor and Farrah Zinck, and Tracy Zinck all of Wellsboro, PA; grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Hollenbeck of Wellsboro, Hugh D. Wilcox of Wellsboro, PA, Melvin and Jane Struckman of Fruitland Park, FL, Oliver J. and Margaret Zinck of Wellsboro, PA, Seymour J. and Lillian Hackett of Wellsboro, PA; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Amy was predeceased by grandparents; Charles L. and Katherine I. Cleveland, William A. Smithgall, Claudine Wilcox and Erma M. Hackett. Viewing will be held on Friday, September 11, 1998 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral (rest missing). Buried Niles Valley Cemetery -Elmira Star Gazette
Wellsboro Agitator – August 19, 1908
Ellis Hotelling, of Corning, Succumbed to Delerium Tremens Friday, Ellis L. Hotelling, aged about 35, formerly of this vicinity, died in jail Friday evening about 7:15 o'clock, his death being caused by delerium tremens. He was formerly a New York Central engineer and of late had been employed as a bartender in Corning. About two years ago he deserted his wife and six children and went to Corning where he had since been living with a woman named Crumm. Hotelling was arrested a year or more ago on the charge of desertion and non-support of his family. He was sentenced to pay $20 per month to his wife, but this he failed to do. The Tioga County Commissioners have been supporting the family and Sheriff Hatfleld has been waiting for an opportunity to arrest Hotelling for some time. On Tuesday Hotelling and the Crumm woman came to Wellsboro, Hotelling being intoxicated and therefore reckless, for he probably knew the Sheriff was waiting with a capias for him. But he wanted to see the doings on Wednesday and Thursday and perhaps thought he wouldn't be noticed in the crowd. But he had hardly struck town when the Sheriff nabbed him and he was lodged in jail about 11 o'clock Tuesday night. The funeral was held on Sunday; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 19, 1908
The funeral of Freemont Ferris’s son, at 2 p, m., and the funeral of Ellis Hotelling at 3 p. m.. brought out a large attendance at Niles Valley church on Sunday.
Wellsboro Gazette – August 3, 1905
—Ellis Hotelling, of Middlebury, was brought here on Monday and arraigned before Justice O. H. Davis, charged with deserting his wife and non-support. He was released on furnishing $300 bail.
HOTELLING - MRS. ELLEN J. CAVANAUGH.
Mrs. Ellen Jane Cavanaugh, aged 71 years, died at her home, Wellsboro, R. D. 4, Wednesday afternoon at 2:45. She was born in Niles Valley, daughter of Elfierce and Anna Button Hotelling. Survivors include the following sons and daughters, George, Ray, Earl, Grant, Claude, Mrs. Nora Bockus and Miss Rose Cavanaugh, all of R. D. 4, and Mrs. Virginia Wicks, of Tioga; a sister, Mrs. Allie Wolf, of R. D. 4; 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Niles Valley church, Rev. C. M. Carlson officiating; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery. (July 21,1943)
HOWARD Lloyd L. Howard
Lloyd L. Howard, age 90, of Wellsboro, PA, died April 14, 2011. He was the husband of the late Margaret Virginia Boyce Howard who died on November 7, 1998. Lloyd was born February 5, 1921 in Somerset County, PA, the son of the late Leonard Lenhart and Stella Viola Blough Howard, Sr.. He was a graduate of Ferndale High School, Johnstown, PA, and a retired fifty year employee of Corning, Inc., Wellsboro Division, where he received his sixty-five year pin in 2007. He was a member and Sunday School teacher at Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church and served as a lay minister at Pinnacle Towers and the Green Home. He was a member of the Tri-County Baseball League, former Little League Coach, and inducted into the Tioga County Sportsmen’s Hall of Fame in 2002. He had worked at the CCC camp in Darling Run, PA. He loved his family and extended family and loved and served his Lord and Savior. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, 304th Infantry Division, serving during World War II. Surviving are Daughters and Sons-in-law, Diana and Bradley Holliday, with whom he resided, and Linda and Alan Glaes, Duncansville, PA; Sister, Betty Cell, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Grandchildren, Jody and Tina Holliday, Andover, KS, Travis and Nichole Holliday, Carlisle, A, and Jason Glaes and Laura, Benton, MO; Great Grandchildren, Shane and Christina Holliday, Andover, KS, Ashia Holliday and Frank, Wellsboro, PA, Bethany Holliday, Andover, KS, Hayden, Raine, and Savannah Holliday, all of Carlisle, PA, and Britney and Masson, both of Benton, MO; Great Great Grandchild, Elizabeth Holliday, Andover, KS; Sisters-in-law, Norma Boyce, Helen Boyce and Mary Grinnell, all of Wellsboro, PA; Brother-in- law, Floyd Ingerick, Wellsboro, PA; several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by Brothers, Leonard, Jr., Bill and Ed Howard. Friends and family are invited to Lloyd’s Life Celebration on Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 3:00 – 4:00 P.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home”, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to follow at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Marvin Reed and Rev. LaVerne Holliday officiating. Burial in Niles Valley Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Mt. Zion Full Gospel Missionary Fund, 7 Mt. Zion Road, Wellsboro, PA or to the Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – April 15, 2011
JORDAN [JORDAIN] - Mr. John Jordan died of pneumonia on Feb. 23d at the home of his daughter on Reese Hill. He was born in Miramichi, N.B., Oct. 18, 1839, came to Pennsylvania, when 19 years old, married at the age of 23 Miss Sabrina Miles. She died about ten years ago. Seven children were born to them, five of whom survive, namely: Mrs. Lydia Woodward of Woodhull, NY, Mrs. Adelbert Perry of Marsh Creek, Mrs. Benjamin Hehl of Wellsboro, John Jordan of Charleston, and Mrs. James Badman, at whose home he dies, and one brother in New Brunswick. Mr. Jordan was a blacksmith by trade, He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor, respected by all who knew him. Everything was done that could be to relieve his sufferings, by kind and loving hands during his short but severe sickness of about one-week. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the home of James Badman, Rev. E.A. Anderson of Whitneyville, officiating; burial at Niles Valley. - Wellsboro Agitator, 28 February 1906
KANE Hugh Carlton "Carlie" Kane. A longtime and
well-known resident of the Fassett and Gillett, Pa., communities died
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home, Columbia Cross Roads, where he had been receiving care at the age of 92. Born on Sept. 2, 1917, in Erie, Pa., Carlie was the son of Reverend J. Sydney and Nevah MCINROY Kane. With a high regard for education, Hugh received his B.A. from Adrian College, Mich., with a degree in education and received his M.S. from the University of Southern California. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Sarasota. After living and teaching in California, he educated students at the Horseheads, N.Y., School District from 1953-1968. There, he worked with elementary students and junior high special education students. Dr. Kane was an associate professor of education and supervisor of student teachers at Mansfield University from 1968-1970. He also was a clinical associate psychologist for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene at the Elmira Reception Center. Throughout his career he was well respected by his colleagues and students. He owned and operated Northend Garage, Laundromat, and Car Wash. He was a member of the Masonic Trojan Lodge No. 306, the Elmira Heights American Legion, and the Fassett Grange. Dedicated to his country, Carlie served in the United States Navy during World War II in the South Pacific on the LST 449. His loving wife of 40 years, Edith CONGDON Kane, predeceased him in 1990. In serving the Lord, Carlie was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church where he would often share his musical gift of playing the violin for services. His passions included traveling with his wife Edith, writing poetry, playing music, visiting friends and relatives, attending Navy conventions, and collecting classic cars. He is survived by his loving family: twin daughters Collette (Marvin) Roberts and Colleen Kane of Gillett, Pa.; grandson Timothy Roberts; brother Reverend J. Sydney Kane Jr. of Lansdale, Pa.; nephew Houghton (Nancy) Kane of Lansdale, Pa.; niece Margaret (Dennis) Roberts of Fort Wayne, Ind.; step-sons Thomas (Jeannette) Congdon of Pine City and family Lisa (James) Epp and Scott Congdon, and Lynn (Barbara) Congdon of Gillett, Pa., and family Tanya (David) Decker, Barbara Lynn (Chris) Valero, and Shaun (Rebecca) Congdon. In addition to his parents and wife, Carlie was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Elise Kane. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway St., Southport, from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, Pa., with his pastor and friend, the Reverend Donald Rockwell, officiating. Graveside services will take place at 1 p.m. in the Niles Valley Cemetery, Middlebury Center, Pa., where full military honors will be accorded to Mr. Kane. Memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 Rt. 14, Gillett, PA 16925, or Guthrie Hospice, RR1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, in his memory. Mr. Kane's family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Sylvan Ridge Personal Care Home for the care they provided Carlie and the comfort they provided his family during his final days with us. May God bless each of you. February 23, 2010, Towanda Daily Review.
Rev. J. Sydney KANE SR., 99, of Gillett RR 2, PA died Wednesday, March 29, 1995. He was born in Belfast, Ireland, February 16, 1896. His father, Rev. HughKkane, was a Baptist minister in Ireland and emigrated to American with his family in 1906. Rev. Sydney Kane attended Elmira Heights schools, his father being pastor of the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church. During World War I, Rev. Kane worked for the Erie Specialty Co., a war time plant making airplane parts. Later he worked for the field Force pump Co. It was during this time he completed extension courses at Moody Bible Institute and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was licensed to preach by the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church and accepted a call to the Gillett Baptist Church in 1925. The rev. Mr. Kane served the Fillett and Fassett parish for 10 years. Other Pennsylvania Baptist churches he served were in Linesville, Franklin and Lewistown. In 1957 he was called to the church of his boyhood, the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church. From this pastorate he retired in 1962. Since retirement, the rev. Mr. Kane conducted 16 interim pastorates in churches in Pennsylvania and New York State. He was made pastor emeritus of the Fassett Baptist Church and was a member of the Fassett grange; a 66-year member of the Trojan Lodge, Troy; and a 50-year member of the Coudersport Consistory. Rev. Kane is survived by his wife of 14 years, Charlotte; sons, Dr. Hugh Kane of Gillett and the Rev. dr. J. Sydney Kane Jr. of North Wales, PA; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on April 1 with Pastor Donald Rockwell and the Rev. David Burrows, a cousin, officiating and interment to be in Niles Valley Cemetery, Niles Valley, PA.
KECK – There will be a graveside service for Calvin Keck on Friday, July 7, 2006 at 1 PM at the Niles Valley Cemetery with Rev. Darwin Cranmer officiating. – Mansfield Gazette, June 28, 2006, p.6A
KECK Carrie Irene Whitney – Mrs. Lee Whitney
Wellsboro Agitator – December 29, 1948
Mrs. Carrie Irene Whitney, aged 65 years, of Delmar, wife of Lee Whitney, died at 10 o'clock Christmas morning at her home. She is survived by her husband, sons, Hugh Laverne, of San Francisco, and Jacob, of Asaph; daughters, Mrs-Max Butler, of Asaph, and Miss Margaret Irene Whitney, at home. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Fred John, and Carl Keck, of Middlebury Center; Jacob, of Middletown, N .Y.; Henry, of Wellsboro RD 4,; Chris of Wellsboro and Clarence of Pine City, N. Y.; Mrs. Charles Miller, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Clarence Hamm, of Coming, Mrs. Anna Sample, of Corning, and Mrs. Mary Glenon, of Wellsboro. Also 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. George Lietka, officiating; burial in the Niles Valley Cemetery.
KEENEY Angeline V. "Angie"
Wellsboro Gazette, Thursday, November 16, 1967
Mrs. Angeline V. Sweet, 87, of Middlebury Center, RD 2, died Thursday at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. She was the widow of LeRoy Sweet. She was born November 5, 1880, the daughter of Victor and Elizabeth Hayes Keeney. She was a member of the Niles Valley Methodist Church. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Niles Valley Methodist church Saturday with the Rev Kermit Shrawder officiating. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by Tussey Funeral Home.
KEISTER - Paetyn Keister, six months, of Middlebury Center, died
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the daughter of Christopher H. and Candace M. Moore Keister. Surviving are her parents; brothers, Damien and Gavin Keister of Middlebury; maternal grandmother, Tammy (Paul) Button of Wellsboro; maternal grandfather, Frank (Charlene) Moore of Hills Creek; paternal grandparents, Mike and Cindy Keister of Wellsboro; paternal great-grandparents, Roger and Betty Kilburne of Wellsboro; maternal great-grandmother, Edith Weeks of Middlebury and Mary Ann Thomas of Tennessee; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Harold and Emma Keister, Benjamin Weeks, Sr. and Frank Moore, Sr. Friends and family are invited to Paetyn's Life Celebration on Friday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Terry Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Niles Valley Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department. -Wellsboro Gazette, Feb.17.2010
KENNEDY –WILDA K. ‘BILLIE’ GEE, 88, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Broad Acres. She was the wife of William "Bill" R. Gee, whom she married on November 21, 1942. Wilda was born February 27, 1926, in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Elmer J. and Nora Belle (Moore) Kennedy. Wilda was employed by Corning Glass as an inspector, she retired in 1990. She was very family oriented; she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wilda was lifetime member of the Lawrenceville Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. A member of the Flint Glass Workers Union. She loved to take rides into the woods and to host family picinics at her home. Wilda loved to read, watch John Wayne and Johnny Cash. Wilda is survived by 6 daughters, Roxie A. Stalter (Robert), San Diego, CA; Kathleen Deats (Martin), Tioga; Billie L. Gilmour (Jim), Chesapeake, VA; Jeanne M. Stevenson (Danny), Millerton; Mary L. Rawson (Richard), Wellsboro; Denise R. Kaufmann (Thomas, dec.) Tioga; 3 sons, Mike R. Gee (Sandra), Elmira, NY; Mark L. Gee (Marie), Lawrenceville; Dennis R. Gee (Lorelei), Wellsboro; sisters, Alberta "Bea" Smith, Horseheads, NY; Linda K. Schmizzi , Plattsburg, NY; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 8 great great-grandchildren. In additions to her husband and parents, Wilda was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Claire J. Kennedy and Llewellyn D. Kennedy. Family and friends are invited to Wilda's Life Celebration on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 12-2 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Interment in Niles Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Wilda's name to the Lawrenceville Vol. Fire Department. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/7/2014
KENYON – William E. Kenyon, 65, of Columbia Cross Roads, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, July 30, 1980 in Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, NY. Born July 19, 1915 at DeRuyter, NY, he was a son of John and Sarah Neal Kenyon. He was a member of the Wellsboro Moose Lodge. Mr. Kenyon had been employed for 15 years by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie Bowhart; two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Price of Wellsburg, NY and Mrs. Gail Chamberlain of Columbia Cross Roads; a son, William R. of Blossburg; a stepson, Alfred Ames of Cameron, NY; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Rodney Easton of Baltimore, MD and Mrs. Thomas Witherow of Blossburg; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Comfort and Mrs. Gordon Beals, both of Mansfield; three brothers, Robert and Jack, both of Mansfield, and Merle of Wellsboro; 10 grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Burial was in Niles Valley Cemetery. The Rev. Richard T. Purchase, pastor of First Baptist Church, Wellsboro officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, 6 Aug. 1980, p.10
Mrs. Polly King Oakley died at her late home on Stephenson street at five o'clock Sunday morning from cancer with which she had been affected for the last three years. The deceased was born in Clymer Township Dec. 14, 1849 and July 4, 1869 was united in marriage to William A. Oakley. To them were born three children, Mrs. Addie M. VanNess, George and Roy, all of whom with Mr. Oakley survive Mrs. Oakley's death. For the past fourteen years Mr. and Mrs. Oakley lived in Westfield previous to that time residing in Clymer Township. Mrs. Oakley was a member of the M. E. Church of this place and was an earnest worker in that organization. She was a woman of kindly impulses, thoughtful of others and ready to aid the sick and suffering...(~ rest of article missing) Niles Valley tombstone reads 1916 as date of death.
Wellsboro Agitator – September 27, 1916
—Mrs. William A. Oakley died at her home in Westfield on Sept. 17. She had been a great sufferer from a complication of diseases for over three years. Polly King Oakley was born in Clymer township, December 14, 1849, and was married to William A. Oakley, July 4, 1869. To them were born three children, all of whom are living: Mrs. Addie M. Van Ness, George Oakley of ? and Roy Oakley, of Westfield. About 20 years ago Mr. Oakley with his family moved to Westfield, where they have since resided. The funeral was held in the M. E. church.
KNAUS Martin J - Aged Man A Suicide. [Wellsboro
Agitator - 30 AUG 1922]
Martin J. Knaus, of Delmar, Died Last Thursday Afternoon. Martin John Knaus, aged 76 years, who was born October 12, 1845, in Germany, died last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the effects of taking arsenic Wednesday night at his home in Delmar. He is survived by three children and one brother. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. John H. Stoody, pastor of the M. E. church of Wellsboro, officiating; burial in the Niles Valley cemetery.
ARIANNA M. KOHLER
Arianna Marlene Kohler, infant daughter of Cherri Kohler of Middlebury Center, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y. Preceding her in death was her grandmother, Doris M. Kohler, on June 28, 2000. Surviving besides her mother are grandfather, Donald B. Kohler Sr. of Middlebury Center; four uncles and their wives, Andrew Kohler of Middlebury Center, Stephen and Jody Kohler of Columbus, Ohio, David and Brenda Kohler of Middlebury Center and Donald and Terri Kohler Jr. of Middlebury Center; and two aunts, Barbara Kohler of Greenville, N.C., and Jennifer Kohler of Harrisburg. Burial was made at Niles Valley Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.
LaPOINT, Randy Lynn, four months, of Middlebury RD 1, Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry LaPoint; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop Fuller of Little Marsh, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew LaPoint of Middlebury RD 1. body at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Kermit Schrawder, Niles Valley Cemetery.
LENT, Mary – Miss Mary Lent, aged 76 years, died Sunday afternoon about one o’clock at the home of her brother, A.S. Lent, near Wellsboro Junction. She is survived by one brother and the following sisters – Mrs. William Clark, of Brownlee; Mrs. Burdette West, of Middlebury; Mrs. J.E. Rumsey, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. H.L. Cass, of Painted Post. She was a sister of the late Dr. W.G. Lent, of Oxford, Pa., formerly of Wellsboro, who died Oct. 22, 1918. The funeral was held yesterday at 2 o’clock, Rev. David R. Evans, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Wellsboro, of which deceased was a member, officiating; interment in the Niles Valley cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 25 June 1919.
LEWIS - Horace Lewis of Wellsboro, died February 10, 1957. He was born February 23, 1875 in Chatham Township. Survivors include one daughter Mrs. Eldon Silvernail of Elmira, N.Y.; seven grandchildren including Mrs. Russell Anderson and Mrs. Francis Copp of Corning N.Y.; eight great grandchildre and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday with Rev. Everette Blowers of Wellsboro officiating. Interment was in Niles Valley Cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator 2-14-1957
LUTHER, Ellery W. - Ellery W.
Luther, 93, of Wellsboro, died on Sunday, October 16, 2016. He was the
husband of Olive (Mast) Luther, who survives. Ellery was born September 12,
1923, in Wellsboro Junction, the son of the late Ellery and Mary (Grover)
Luther. He was a member of Marsh Creek Fellowship Baptist Church.
Ellery was employed for 43 years at Corning Glass, where he received an
award for saving the company money; retiring in 1981. Ellery enjoyed the
outdoors, he loved to fish and hunt. He especially liked baseball, the
Pirates being his favorite team. Surviving in addition to his wife, are two
sons, James Luther (Bonnie), Cresaptown, MD and Gene Luther (Yassy),
Wellsboro; three grandsons , one granddaughter and two great-grandsons.
Ellery was the last of 5 children. Family and friends are invited to
Ellery’s Life Celebration on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6-8 PM at
Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral
service will be held Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:00 PM at the funeral home
with Rev. Keith Williams officiating. Interment in Niles Valley
Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, 19 October 2016