Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield Borough, Tioga County, PA
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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 and relatives. All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joyce's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it.
ABEL Mason Elijah (SRGP 87473) 3 month old infant son of Brett and Laura (Colegrove) Abel died on Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Mason was born on April 15, 2005 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Mason is survived by his parents, Brett and Laura Abel of Tioga, PA; a sister, Scout Lorraine Abel of Tioga, PA; paternal grandparents, Robert and Judy Abel of Lawrenceville, PA; maternal grandparents, David and Margaret Colegrove of Tioga, PA; paternal great-grandparents, Doris Hazlet of Tioga, PA, Janice and Charles Abel of Wellsboro, PA; maternal great-grandparents, Dennis and Pauline Mizdail of Mansfield, PA; two uncles and an aunt, Matthew Colegrove of Tioga, PA, Brian and Tara Abel of Coudersport, PA; numerous great-aunts and uncles. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, July 30, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Albert Leonard officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Mason's memory to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, or to the Geisinger Medical Center, Children's Miracle Network, 100 North Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the Arnot Ogden NICU staff and to Dr. Dolkart and Dr. Chai and their staff for being so kind and making them feel like they were part of a family; also to the Children's Miracle Network, both at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Geisinger Medical Center, and to anyone who may have said a passing prayer or word of kindness.
ABREU Arthur N. Abreu [SRGP 84700]
87, of Mansfield, died on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on Nov. 8, 1925, in Lowell, Mass., he was the son of Antonio N. and Caroline C. (Camara) Abreu. Arthur was predeceased by his wife, M. June (Burt) Abreu on Nov. 7, 2012. Prior to his retirement, Arthur was employed as a supervisor with Tyoga Container Co., Inc. in Tioga. He enjoyed going for walks on Main Street, spending time with his grandchildren and playing the horses. Arthur was a United States Army veteran. Arthur is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Abreu of Troy, Patricia and Scott Doud of Mainesburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Doris Abreu of Florida; a sister, Carolina Dubay of Conn.; two grandchildren, Tyler S. and Brittany M. Doud; a sister-in-law, Mary Abreu of Lowell, Mass. and special caregivers, Katie McMullen, Barb Groover, Carol Tice, Gail Whitney and Annie Aumick.In addition to his wife, June, he was also predeceased by a brother, Louis Abreu. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Arthur on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, with Rev. John Chmil officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Arthur's name to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk St., Towanda, Pa. 18848. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, is assisting the family. Wellsboro Gazette – January 19, 2013
ADRIANCE – Harold J. Adriance, (SRGP 08669) 54, of 151 Baker St., Corning, died Saturday, April 28, 1962. He was a carpenter for the Corning Building Co. Survived by wife, Mrs. Beatrice Stickler Adriance, formerly of Painter Run; daughter, Linda at home; son, Douglas of Corning; sister, Mrs. John French of Corning; brothers, Wilbur of Brockport, Kenneth of Dover, Del., Leland of Corning. Funeral service was held at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning, on Tuesday at 10:30 AM, the Rev. Arthur Rehme officiated. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 May 1962, p.4
ADRIANCE - Harry J. Adriance, [SRGP 89477] 57, of Tioga, died Sunday, March 21, 1954. He was a former machinist with Ingersoll Rand, of Painted Post. Mr. Adriance was the son of Lulu Bartlett and Bert Adriance of Tioga. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Tioga. Surviving are his wife, Leonah; his mother, Mrs. Lulu G. Adriance of Nelson; two sons, Harry Jr and Elwin, both of Tioga; three daughters, Mrs. Rex Parker and Mrs. Leo Swain, of Tioga RD and Sandra, at home; one brother, Clifton of Cohocton, NY; and four sisters, Mrs. Fred Ackert of Jasper, NY, Mrs. Harman Lowe of Stafford, NY, Mrs. Raymond Kane of Topeka, Kan., and Mabel of Williamsport; several grandchildren also survive. Services were held at the home at Tioga at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. David Burrows and the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 25, 1954
ADRIANCE - Harry J. Adriance Jr., [SRGP 89480] 76, of Mainesburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1997, at the VA Hospital, Bath, NY. Born July 1, 1921, in LeRoy, NY, he was the son of Harry and Leona Howe Adriance Sr. He was employed at Ingersoll-Rand for 25 years and was the retired owner of the Bush House Hotel in Tioga. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville, Tioga Lodge #378 F&AM, Canoe Camp Post 6757 VFW and Herbert Lee Webster Post 235 American Legion, Tioga. Preceding him in death were a grandson, Jason Hamilton; a brother, Elwin; and a sister, Sandra Chamberlain. Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Marie Osterhoudt Adriance; one son, Timothy Adriance of Tioga; five daughters, Sheila Kilmer and Judy Deming, both of Lawrenceville, Nancy Barksdale of Sacramento, Calif., Linda Brill of Mainesburg and Cathy Jo Hamilton of Millerton; two stepsons, Alan Scott Toles of South Williamsport and Eric Toles of North Rim, Ariz.; two sisters, Phyllis Parker of Valrico, Fla., and Lois Swain of Lawrenceville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Sunday, Sept. 7, at Wilson Funeral Home, Mansfield. Where lodge services were also held. Services were held there Monday, Sept. 8, with the Rev. Timothy Wright officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 10, 1997
STICKLER, MRS. ADA ALLEN (SRGP 8666)
Mrs. Ada Allen Stickler, 69, of Corning, Sunday, Nov. 27, 1955. Former member of the Lawrence Corners Methodist Church and the Tioga Valley Grange of Mansfield. Survived by her husband, Nelson Stickler of Tioga; two daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Adriance of Corning and Mrs. Bernice Gernert of Elmira; a brother, Joseph Allen of Wellsboro; two grandchildren. Body at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. David J. Griffiths, Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.
ALLEN - Janet L. Burt, 83, [SRGP 84075] of Mansfield, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at her residence. Janet was born July 27, 1925, in Wellsboro, a daughter of Joseph and Frances Welch Allen. She was the wife of the late Sidney “Jack” Burt. Janet had been employed by R & L Electronics, Sours Variety Store and Wundies. She enjoyed gardening, volunteering at hospice and giving to others.Janet is survived by her children, David and Ruth Burt of Mansfield, Kathryn Rouse of Sassamanisville, Allen Burt, Richard “Rick” Burt, both of Mansfield; five grandchildren, Andrea Cuff, Christie Parslow, Richard Rouse, Dan Rouse, Joshua Burt; and five great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack; two sisters, Christine Zuchowski, Betty Burgett; and a grandson, Jonathan Burt.A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. -Mansfield Gazette, March 18, 2009
ROBERT I. ALLEN, (SRGP 29593) WW II Army Air Corp Vet. Age 83 of Mansfield, Pa, July 2, 1999 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born October 15, 1915 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Ivan & Chloe Boyce Allen. He was the step-son of Nelson and Ada Stickler. Bob was a retired heavy equipment mechanic, and a WW II Army Air Corp Veteran. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield & a life member of Wellsboro DAV. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, the former Doris Smith; a son, Robert J. of Mansfield, PA; 2 daughters, Sandra Allen Cronkey of Kingston, NY; Susan M. Ives of Mansfield, PA; a brother-in-law John Bloise of Corning, NY; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. Bob was predeceased by a brother, Richard & 3 sisters, Mary Evans, Bernice Gernert, & Beatrice Adriance. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, with Rev. Joyce Treas officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Assoc., S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
ALLINGER - WILLIAM H. ALLINGER, age 85, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, June 1, 1991 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Monday from 7-9 pm. Funeral Services there Tuesday at 1:00 pm, with the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. The family will furnish flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association or the American Cancer Society.
- WILLIAM H. ALLINGER, (SRGP 87481) 85, of Mansfield, died Saturday,
June 1, 1991, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following
an extended illness. Born in Ridgeway, December 12, 1905, he was a son of
Leopold and Margaret Brunner Allinger. A 1925 graduate of Ridgeway High School,
he graduated from the former Mansfield State College and Penn State
College. He also attended Clarion Normal School. A member of the National
Retired Teacher’s Association, Allinger was a substitute teacher at Mansfield,
Liberty and Wellsboro schools and later taught full time at Liberty, Emporium
and Strattonville. He served as dean of men at Mansfield State College
in 1946. He also had worked part time at Van Noys Furniture. He was a member of
the Mansfield Area 55 Plus Group serving as publicity chairman. He was a member
of the Faith United Church of Christ, Ridgeway and attended First Baptist
Church. His wife, the former Marion Cott, died June 10, 1984. Surviving are a
stepson, Robert Swingle of Mansfield; a stepdaughter, Arlene Strange with whom he
lived; four sisters, Margaret Urbancic of St. Mary’s Grace Devitt of Sarasota,
Fla., Julie Levis of Lancaster, Hazel King of El Paso, Texas and a brother, Don
Allinger of Appleton, Wis. The funeral was held Tuesday June 4 at Scureman’s,
130 South Main St. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends called Monday, June
3. - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 June 1991, p.12
AMATO – Rachael Amato Baldo, 25, of Bound Brook,
NJ, formerly of Alfred, NY, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1992, in Somerville Hospital,
NJ. Surviving are her husband, Philip Baldo III, formerly of Mansfield; her
parents, Joe and Mig Amato of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Jay Amato of Atlanta,
GA. There will be a viewing Friday evening, Nov. 6, in Hornell, NY, at the
Bender, Brown & Powers Funeral Home. A church service will be held
Saturday, Nov. 7, in New York. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery,
Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, November 4, 1992
AUSTIN - MRS. CHARITY BRYANT (SRGP 5464)
Mrs. Charity May Bryant, 82, of Mansfield RD 2, died Sunday, November 13 after a long illness. A daughter of Isaac and Ellen Burgess Austin, she was born in Richmond Township, where she spent her life. She was the widow of Isaac Bryant and a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and Tioga Valley Grange of Mansfield. Surviving are two boys, Frank of Mansfield RD 3 and Jay of Mansfield RD 2; one brother, Frank Austin of Horseheads, NY.; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Services were held at 2 pm today at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley C. Robinson, officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. (Note from Joyce - Father was Edmund and grandfather was Isaac)
AVERY, MERLE E. (SRGP 16322)
Age 81 of 230 Sherwood Manor Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, October 5, 1993 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. He was born May 18, 1912 in South Creek Twp., PA, the son of William G. and Gertrude L. Hakes Avery. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Caroline Sherman Avery; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Daisy and Kenneth Hicks Sr. of Mansfield, PA, Fran and David Bolt of Millerton, PA; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Fay Avery of Ft. Pierce, FL; 2 sisters, Dorothy Peterson of Elmira, NY and Ethel Field of Rochester, NY; 1 sister-in-law, Celia Sherman of Mansfield, PA. Predeceased by 1 daughter, Jenny Updyke June 12, 1991. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, PA. The Cor-El Club of Elmira, NY and a lifelong Dairy farmer in the Roseville area. Friends may call at the C. Haines Scureman Funeral Home P.C., 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA Friday October 8, 1993 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday October 9, 1993 at the First Baptist Church corner of Main and Sherwood Streets, Mansfield, PA with the Rev. Benjamin L. Nevin officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Family will furnish flowers. Memorial Donations may be made to the family, care of Caroline Avery, 230 Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, PA 16933.
AVERY - Monica Ruth Avery Jelliff, 71, [SRGP 89020] of Covington died Wednesday, June 21, 1995, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 13, 1924, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Luman Sr. and Ernestine Avery. Preceding her in death were her husband, Glenn Kenneth Jelliff, on April 1, 1993; one brother, Luman Avery Jr.; and one step-grandson, Robert Scott Shelman. Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Glenna K. Jelliff of Wellsboro, Anne and Jack Shelman of Covington and Dorothy and Gary Moseley of Aiken, SC; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Anna Jelliff of Nelson; three sisters, Eleanor Delong of Wellsboro, Izora Deal and Dorothy Parks, both of Waterloo, NY; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Friday, June 23. Services were held there Friday, June 23, with the Rev. Teddy Rood, pastor of Covington Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 28, 1995
AYERS - Roderick W. Ayers [SRGP 84746], 49, of Mansfield, a distributor for 17 years for the Williamsport branch of the American Tea Company, died Friday, May 4, 1956, in Blossburg State Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Alberta; six daughter, Linda and Elaine, both at home, Mrs. Cora Waldona of Mansfield, Mrs. Dora Bartholomew of Blossburg, Mrs. Geraldine Cox of Palo Alto, Calif., and Mrs. Albert Greene of Salem, O.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Wales of Millerton; three sons, Roderick Jr., William and Thomas, all at home; and 12 grandchildren. Rev. David J. Griffiths, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist Church, conducted the services, held Monday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 10, 1956
AYLESWORTH Elvira Bailey 
Mrs. Elvira Bailey died Jan. 20 at the home of her son, Delbert M. Bailey, in Elmira, aged 82 years. She is survived by three sons, Eugene and Delbert of Elmira, and Fred of Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday at 8 a.m. Rev. G. M. Whiting of Southport Corners, officiating; burial in Mansfield. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919
AYRES - Eliza Ayres, (SRGP 07663) wife of
Bateman Monroe, died at her home in Sullivan, near Elk Run, at 3 o’clock last
Thursday afternoon, aged 57 years, 11 months and 23 days. Mrs. Monroe had been
a great sufferer for nearly a year. She was born in Canton Township, Bradford
County, Pa. Her marriage with Mr. Monroe, her third husband, was solemnized in
the fall of 1886. She joined the Baptist church at an early age, and throughout
her life was known for her piety and lovely Christian character. One of her
greatest delights seemed to be in performing kindly offices for others. She
leaves beside her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Lewis Starkey, of Richmond
Township. The funeral was held from the home, July 4th, the Rev. F. W. Reynolds
officiating. Her remains were laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, this village.
BAILEY Agnes Bailey Ross [SRGP 88078] - Edward Ross of Rochester, NY spent several days as the guests of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Brace and family, His mother Mrs. Agnes Ross was buried on Monday at the Holy Child Church here. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 14, 1966
BAILEY Agnes Bailey Warren [SRGP 84888],
age 61, of Mansfield RD1, died Friday September 22, 1972 at her home. Funeral
service was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Monday at 1:30
p.m. The Rev. James Garthoff officiated. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery,
Mansfield. Survived by her husband, Denver Warren; four sons, Denver Warren
Jr., Sarasota, Fla., Ridge Warren and Larry Warren, both of Covington, Steven
Warren, of Mansfield; four daughter, Mrs. Clifford Harvey of Mansfield RD3,
Mrs. Anita Frost of Mansfield, Mrs. Ronald Daily of Tioga, Mrs. Bruce Toothaker
of Covington; father, Leon Bailey; step-mother, Lily Bailey, both of Mansfield;
brothers Chester Bailey of Mansfield, Charles Barnhart of Ithaca, NY, Ernest
Barnhart and Fred Barnhart, both of Athens, PA; sisters, Mrs. Harold Terry of
Mansfield, Mrs. Leon Schrieger, Mrs. Raymond Richards and Mrs. Evelyn Lotitio,
all of Waverly; 21 grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 28, 1972
BAILEY - CRYSTAL WHITTEKER [SRGP 78630]
Crystal Juliett Bailey Whitteker, 83, of Mansfield RR 3 died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born June 7, 1917, in Wetona, she was the daughter of John and Anna B. Bailey. She had worked for Coles Pharmacy and Dr. Sanford, both in Mansfield. She retired in 1988 after serving for many years as the church secretary of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She was a very active member of the United Methodist Church Women and also a member of the Alpha/Delta Sunday School Class. Preceding her in death were her husband, Stanley W. Whitteker, on Dec. 16, 1994; two brothers, Richmond and Carson Bailey; and one sister, Thalia Bennett. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Carson W. and Roberta Whitteker of Mansfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Marcia W. and Ronald Stout of Jersey Shore; four granddaughters and one great-grandson; one sister, Thelma Putnam of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Joyce Treas officiating. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 67 East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933.
BAILEY - Eugene Bailey [SRGP 10676] died unexpectedly Saturday night at 7:15 o'clock at the family home in Elmira, aged 57 years. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Edward Scholz, of Mecklenburg, and two brothers, Fred, of Mansfield, and D.M. Bailey, of Elmira. He was a member of the Queen City IOOF, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Junior Order of United American Mechanics, and the Pennsylvania Avenue M.E. Church. The funeral was held yesterday; burial at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 15, 1925
Mr. Griffin Bailey [SRGP 04874] died at his home in Richmond last week Tuesday night, of pneumonia, at the age of 58 years. Mr. Bailey was one of the prominent and successful farmers of Richmond township. He was a hard-working, upright citizen, whose death will be greatly mourned. He leaves a widow and three sons--Frederick, Eugene and Adelbert Bailey. The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church in Mansfield. (Tuesday, July 17, 1895, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
BAILEY Harrison C. Bailey 
aged nearly 82 years, a widely-known civil war veteran and esteemed resident of Mansfield for many years, shot himself Friday morning owing to despondency over rapidly failing health. Mr. Bailey was born in Athens, Vermont, October 4, 1837, a son of Cephas Bailey, and came with his parents to Hammond, Middlebury township, Tioga county, in 1856. He obtained a common school education, and was reared on a farm. On April 21, 1861, within a week of the fall of Fort Sumter, he enlisted in Co. G. First Pennsylvania Rifles, known as “The Bucktails”. His regiment was assigned to McCall’s Division, of the Fifth Army Corps. On June 6, 1862, at the battle of Harrisonburgh, West Virginia, he was wounded four times, one of which necessitated the amputation of his left arm. Being thus incapacitated for further service, he remained in the hospitals at Mt. Jackson and Winchester, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, until convalescent, and was honorably discharged at Harrisburg, July 21, 1862. Returning to Tioga county, he served as enrolling officer in Middlebury in 1862 and 1863, and as second quartermaster of the Eighteenth Congressional District, at Williamsport, in 1864-65. His grandfathers, Cyrus Bailey and Joseph Wright, served in the war of 1812, and his great-grandfather, Sylvester Bailey, served in the Revolution. Mrs. Bailey was married October 19, 1863, to Minerva L. Stoddard, a daughter of George G. and Louisa (Jackson) Stoddard. She was born in Swansea, Vermont, November 11, 1839, and was the mother of six children, all of whom survive – Frank H., a civil engineer, in Alaska; Eula I., wife of Frank A. Beach, of Elmira; Mary H., wife of L.A. Trowbridge, of Jackson township; Earl C., of Florida; Joseph O.W., of the state of Washington, recently returned from service in France with the U.S. Engineers, and Ralph J., in Washington state. Mr. Bailey was a Republican, was treasurer of Tioga county in 1868-69, and also served as constable of Middlebury township, and as a member of the borough council of Mansfield, where he had resided since 1877. He was a member of Mansfield Post, No. 48, G.A.R. Besides the children before named, Mr. Bailey is survived by his second wife. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. Wellsboro Agitator, 13 August 1919.
BAILEY, Mildred [SRGP 05447]- BRYANT
Mrs. Mildred B. Bryant, 75, of R.D. 2 Mansfield, mother of Mrs. Dominic (Lorraine) Simonetti of Elkland, was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Mansfield. Friday afternoon. Services were held at 1:30 at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield, with the Rev. Richard Brenneman officiating. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. Mrs. Bryant died Tuesday, February 2nd, 1971 in the Wellsboro Hospital. Calling hours were held at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon and evening. Surviving in addition to her daughter here are: husband, Frank Bryant of Mansfield R.D. 2; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Sylvene) Brooks of Bellflower, Calif., Mrs. George (Madge) Kruse of Montclair, N.J., Mrs. Terry (Rae) Kirkland of Montepello, Calif., sons, Waldo of Tioga, Franklin of Wellsboro, Dee (Buckie) of Mansfield R.D.; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
BAILEY, Thelma (SRGP 38391) - PUTNAM
Thelma Marie Age, 92, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, August 21, 2004, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Thelma was born on March 31, 1912 in Springfield Twp., Bradford Co., PA, a daughter of D. R. and Anna (Bronson) Bailey. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, PA. Thelma enjoyed her family, crocheting, knitting and reading books. Thelma is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert B. and Eliene Putnam of Burdett, PA, William R. and Lisa Putnam of Mansfield, PA, James E. and Debi Putnam of Lawrence, KS; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Delbert Doud of Mansfield, PA, Sue and Richard Grandt of Staten Island, NY, Kathryn and Kenneth Clark of Mansfield, PA, daughters-in-law, Wanda Putnam of Wellsboro, PA and Anna Putnam of Lawrenceville, PA; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Family and Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 24, 2004, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow the calling hour at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.
BAILEY, Thelma (SRGP 38391) – Thelma B. Putnam, 92, of Mansfield, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 31, 1912 in Springfield Township, Bradford County, she was the daughter of D.R. and Anna Bronson Bailey. She was the wife of the late Donald H. Putnam Sr. who died Dec. 4, 1977. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She enjoyed her family, crocheting, knitting and reading books. She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald H. Putnam Jr., Richmond D. Putnam; and grandson, Keith Putnam. Surviving are three sons and daughter-in-law, Robert B. and Eliene Putnam of Burdett, NY, William R. and Lisa Putnam of Mansfield, James E. and Debi Putnam of Lawrence, Kan.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Delbert Doud of Mansfield, Sue and Richard Grandt of Staten Island, NY, Kathryn and Kenneth Clark of Mansfield; daughters-in-law, Wanda Putnam of Wellsboro, Anna Putnam of Lawrenceville; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. Family and friends were invited to call Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. Services were held following calling hours at the funeral home. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. – The Mansfield Gazette, 25 Aug. 2004, p.6A
BAKER Margaretta (SRGP - 85552)
Margaretta Gret Swezey, age 85, of Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in the Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA. Gret was born on December 24, 1924, a daughter of George R. and Mildred (Bennett) Baker. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Swezey on September 15, 1994. Gret was the matriarch of the Baker family. Prior to her retirement, she was employed for 57 years with the Pennysaver. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed friends, family, her church and gardening. Gret is survived by two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Baker of Williamsport, PA, Jeanne Baker of Covington, PA; the following nieces and nephews: Walter Tiger Baker, Terri Krohn, James Baker, Jon Michael Baker, Lori Demchak, Kim Schmitz, Amy Meyer and several great nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Walter, she was also predeceased by one sister, Evelyn Baker on March 5, 2010 and two brothers, George Walter Baker on Oct. 13, 2008 and Clarence John Baker on Sept. 18, 2009. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 4:00 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Case officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Grets name to the First Baptist Church, Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. - Buckheit Funeral Chapel, September 23, 2010
BAKER – Mrs. Sarah J. Pitts [SRGP 04239], widow of the late John F. Pitts, formerly of Wellsboro, died last week Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred F. Spencer in Elmira, after a week’s illness. Mrs. Pitts was 76 years of age and is survived by four children: Ray D. Pitts, Arthur H. Pitts, Mrs. Burton E. Martin and Mrs. Fred Spencer. The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Mansfield last Friday afternoon. Rev. F.P. Simons, of Port Allegany, officiated. Mr. Pitts will be remembered as a former Superintendent of the County Home, a position which he filled for several years. Prior to that time he was a member of the Board of county Commissioners. – Wellsboro Gazette, January 25, 1923
BARDEN - Lewis R. Barden, (SRGP 80631) 69, of RD#1, Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 10, 1983, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness. Born at Coudersport on Feb. 2, 1913, he was a son of George and Lottie Randall Barden. He attended the Church of the New Covenant. Mr. Barden was a member of the board of directors and insurance board of Agway Petroleum. A retired farmer, he was a member of the North Elk Run Grange. He was a member of the Richmond Twp. Planning Commission and a past president of the Southern Tioga School Board. Surviving, besides his father, of RD#1, Mansfield, are his wife, the former Hazel Fleming; two sons, David, of RD#!, Mansfield, and Brian, of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip [Joan] Smith, of Tioga; a brother, Lyle, of RD#1, Mansfield, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Meyer, pastor of the Church of the New Covenant, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 to 5 and 7-9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 12. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 12, 1983 MHS 1931
BARNES GERALD (Jerry) W. BARNES, SR., (SRGP 80870) age 81, of 229 East Main St., Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, April 9, 1989 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Friends may call at the Scuremen Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral at the funeral home Wednesday at 1 pm, with Rev. James T. Dawes and the Rev. David Bauman officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, the former, Agnes Kelly; 2 sons, Gerald W. Jr., Mansfield and Ralph K. of Covington, PA; 2 daughters, Rosemary and Joyceann Barnes, both of Covington, PA; one granddaughter, Breanne Barnes of Covington; several nieces and nephews. Member of the United Methodist Church, Mansfield and a life member of the Mill Run Hunting Camp, former owner and operator of Barnes Sunoco Station, 44 S. Main St., Mansfield and a former employee of Mansfield State College retiring in 1976. He was born September 28, 1907 in Troy, PA to Wilson and Lena Warters Barnes.
BARNES ISABEL (SRGP 87411)
Mrs. Isabel TEMPLE, Age 80, of Mansfield RD 2, died early Wednesday morning at her home after a lingering illness. She was born March 31, 1893 in Mansfield, a daughter of Joseph and Lucy Whipple Barnes. Surviving are her husband George Temple; three sons, George A. and Ralph both of Monroe, Louisiana, Roger with the U.S. Air Force in Austin, Texas; one brother, Fred Barnes of RD 2; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield where she taught the Tabitha Class for many years, a member of the Mansfield WCTU and the Helpful Home Circle. Funeral services were held Friday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Brenneman officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. ( May 2, 1973)
Kathryn L. BARRON, (SRGP 87082) age 35 of Burlington, Vt., formerly of Mansfield, died on Wednesday, February 23, 1972 at the Burlington Hospital, Vermont. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church on Sunday. The Rev. Richard Nevin officiated. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Medical Technology Scholarship Fund in care of Mary Breen, Allied Help, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. She is survived by parents, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Barron; brother Richard F. Barron; sister Mrs. Janet Sargent, all of Mansfield; one niece, three nephews. Miss Barron attended the Mansfield schools and was a graduate of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa. She was an instructor of medical technology at the University of Vermont. She was a member of the American Society of Medical Technology and a member of the Malletts-Bay Boat club. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.
Richard F. (SRGP 87085)
Age 57 of Mansfield died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1993, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 11,1935, in Waverly, NY., he was the son of Frank and Althea Dartt Barron. He was a member and served on the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory, National Riflemens Association, Tioga Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and served on the Tioga County Housing Authority. He was a member and past master and secretary of Friendship Lodge #247 F. & A.M. He was an Army veteran. He was a Penelec retiree. Preceding him in death was one sister, Kathryn Barron, in 1972. Surviving besides his mother of Mansfield are his wife, the former Sandra Wichert; one son, Mark of Mansfield; one daughter, Linda Shoff of Red Lion; one grandson, Garrett Shoff; one sister Janet Gigl of Lancaster; several step-sons and step-grandchildren. Friends called at the Wilston Funeral Home, on Tuesday, March 2. Friendship Lodge # 247 F.& A.M. also conducted services on Tuesday March 2. Services were held Wednesday, March 3, with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association or the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.
BARTHOLOMEW - Mrs. Ida Mae Howe [SRGP 88193], 74, of Tioga, died Thursday, February 2, 1961. Survived by husband, Ross Howe; daughter, Mrs. William Cummings of Mansfield RD; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Nina Cushing of Corning, Mrs. Inez Rose of Crooked Creek, Mrs. Alice Sanford of Wellsboro; brothers, Leo Bartholomew of Lawrenceville, Chester Bartholomew of Wellsboro RD. Funeral was held Sunday. The Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, February 9, 1961
BARTLETT, Marian [SRGP 24745] - HAGAR, Marian
Age 81, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, April 7, 2008, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Marian was born December 25, 1926 in Mansfield, a daughter of Ernest A. and Dorotha (Wilcox) Bartlett. Marian was the widow of D. Milton Hagar. She had been employed by the Southern Tioga School District Cafeteria and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Marian was a member of Mansfield Hose Co. Auxiliary, volunteered at Warren L. Miller Kindergarten class. Marian is survived by two sons, Robert Hagar, Florida, and Ronald Hagar, Mansfield, PA; two daughters and son-in-law, Arlene and Russell Welch of Mansfield, PA, Audrey Hagar of Williamsport, PA; six grandchildren, Misty (Shawn) Forrest, Jim (Gigi) Welch, Melissa (Jered) Berge, Ericka O'Neil, Alesia Hagar and Travis Hagar; five great-grandchildren, Josh Forrest, Abi Welch, Lizzi Welch, Emma Berge and Rebekah Everitt; two brothers, Carl Bartlett of Lawrenceville, PA, David Bartlett of Millerton, PA; four sisters, Betty Jones of Williamsport, PA, Norene Burrows of Wellsboro, PA, Ernestine Boom of Tioga, PA, Jean Slater of Wilmington, NC. Family and friends are invited to attend Marian's funeral service on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Marian's name to the Mansfield Hose Company, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/8/2008.
BARTON, Lula (SRGP 41954) – MRS. LULA BARTON DODD,
84, of Mansfield, died Thursday, August 3, 1961. She was a member of St. James
Episcopal Church and a charter member of the Mansfield Literary Club. Survived
by husband, Joseph M. Dodd; daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Alexander of Key Biscayne,
Fla.; sisters, Mrs. Ina Barton Fordyce of Los Gatos, Calif., Mrs. Belle Barton
Murdock of San Jose, Calif.; grandson, Douglas Alexander of Key Biscayne, Fla.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 pm at the St. James Episcopal Church,
the Rev. Bruce Campbell officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.
BARTON - Mr. William Newman Barton [SRGP
51870], aged 70, of Mansfield, died at the Wilkes Barre hospital on July
16th , as the result of a sunstroke. He had suffered with Bright's
disease for several years. Mr. Barton was born at Deckertown, NJ, March 6,
1835, and was the oldest in a family of ten children. He located in Mansfield
in 1872 and on December 10 or 16, 1874, he married Katherine A. Slingerland,
who survives him with three children - Mrs. W.P Austin and Miss E.B. Barton, of
Mansfield and Mrs. Louis D. Fuller, of Syracuse, NY. Mr. Barton was a member of
the Episcopal church and was universally respected. He was also a member of
Friendship Lodge, No.247, F&AM, of Mansfield. Funeral services were held at
St. James' Episcopal church in Mansfield on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30
o'clock, Rev. C.E. Fessenden officiating. Burial in Oakwood cemetery, the
services at the grave being in charge of Friendship Lodge. - Wellsboro Agitator,
July 26, 1905
GLENN P. BASTIAN [SRGP 24623] age 79, of 301 Granger St., Blossburg, PA, died Friday, July 28, 2006 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Born June 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Ellen Pickering Bastian. On November 17, 1950, he married Martha Bogaczyk. At the age of 15, Glenn joined the Merchant Marines, he served in the U.S. Navy and finished his military career as 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served during WWII and Korea. Following his military career, he entered the real estate business and operated a national chain of real estate offices. Glenn was a founding member of the PA Real Estate Marketing Association, currently still meeting monthly in Harrisburg. Until the time of his death, he was actively involved as Vice President of North Forest Development, LLC in Mansfield, PA. He was a Charter Member of the Mansfield VFW and a member of William B. Wilson American Legion Post # 572 in Blossburg. Glenn is survived by his wife, Martha of Blossburg; sons, Glenn (Cindy) Bastian Jr., Mansfield, and Scott (Debbie) Bastian, Mansfield; and daughter, Barbara (Will) Bastian Kelly, Mansfield; sisters, Virginia Smith, Mansfield, and Fay Jones, Mansfield; brothers, Jack (Alice) Bastian, Corning, NY, and Lloyd (Wanda) Bastian Jr. of Florida. Also surviving are grandchildren, Nate McNamara, Blossburg, Marnie and Jason Dominick, Mansfield, Erica Kelly, Mansfield, Noal Bastian, Mansfield, Drew Bastian, Mansfield, Sarah Bastian, Mansfield, and Katie Bastian, Mansfield; a great-grandson, Karson Dominick. Friends and family will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, July 30th, from 5- 9 p.m. Transferal prayers will be held Monday, July 31st, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Church, Blossburg. Rev. Joseph Manarchuck and Pastor John Brindger will officiate. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA, with full Military Honors being accorded. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.
BATZ, Helen (SRGP 87499) -
HELEN B. FISH
Helen B. (Batz) Cummings Fish, 88, of Mansfield, died Friday, March 12, 2004 at the C.A.R.E. Home in Mainesburg. Born April 5, 1915 in Lock Haven, she was the daughter of Elias and Lydia Button Batz. She was the widow of Edgar D. Fish who died Sept. 20, 1996. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Myrtie Close, Lydia Voorhees; two sons, Darwin Cummings, David Cummings; two stepchildren, Elizabeth Salter, and Edgar L. Fish. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Earl D. Cummings III of California, Donald (Susan) Cummings of South Carolina, Duane (Pat) Cummings of Mansfield; daughter, Marilyn (Jack) Hynds of Georgia; stepchildren, Beverly and James Mitchell of Corning, N.Y., Janice and Glen Paris of Mansfield, Phyllis Maranda of New York, Myron and Jeannie Fish of Three Springs, Sharleen and Thomas Shoff of Williamsport, Gary and Connie Fish, Ross and Kim Fish, all of Mansfield; special great grandson, Ryan E. Fish; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; and two nieces. Family and friends called on Monday, March 15 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, P.C., Mansfield. Services were held at St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield on Tuesday, March 16 with the Rev. Patrick (Rick) Close officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery.
BAUSCH Carol Jeanne Dalton [SRGP 89883]
Mansfield, PA, was born December 25, 1933 in Danville, PA, and died January 5, 2013 at the age of 79. She was the daughter of Cameron and Mildred Bausch of Danville, PA. On July 5, 1952 she married Robert E. Dalton, her husband of 60 years, who survives. She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother of five children: Robert E. Dalton, Jr. (Cindy), Wellsboro, PA, Mark L. Dalton (Debbie), Mansfield, PA, Karen J. Russel (David), Mansfield, PA, Eileen M. Droleski (Gerald), Elmira, NY, Mary Kay Kelly (Michael), Hanover, PA. There are thirteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Cameron F. Bausch (Judy) of State College, PA. Carol was an excellent musician. She shared her talents by service as the music director and organist at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Blossburg, PA for more than 25 years. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. At 8:00 p.m. there will be a recitation of the Rosary. There will be visitation on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel with transitional prayers at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church, 245 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Rev. John J. Chmil as celebrant. Star Gazette – January 7, 2012