Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA

 

 

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

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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, 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.

 

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EARLEY John Joseph, Sr.


of Pine City, NY, died on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, following a long courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Earley retired from the Elmira City School District as a Social Studies teacher and Dean of Students after 35 years of service. He was born on October 8, 1935 in Dansville, NY, to the late Francis and Barbara Marshall Earley. He graduated from Catholic High in Elmira, NY, and served in the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany, during the Korean War. On August 13, 1960, John was united in marriage to Doris I. Cole in Mansfield, PA. Mr. Earley graduated from Mansfield State College and began working for the Elmira City School District before retiring in 1992. John is survived by his wife, Doris; his daughter, Michele, Elmira, NY; son, John Jr., Nashville, TN (his fiancee, Lisa Tucker, and her children, Katie, Emily and Kyle Redner); two grandsons, John Gabriel and Matthew Cole Raymond, Elmira, NY, who knew him lovingly as "Papa"; his grandsons' father, John Raymond, Elmira, NY; two sisters, Mary Randall, Dansville, NY, and Barbara Applin, Elmira, NY. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by one brother, Francis; two sisters, Catherine Besanceney, and A. Jean Earley; and one niece, Barbara Jean Glatz. A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Child Catholic Church, 245 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Friday, June 8, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Albert P. Leonard as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Kidney Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

EAST - CHRISTIAN, Barbara E.
68, of Mansfield, PA, died April 20, 2008 at home, following a long and courageous battle with COPD. She was born April 5, 1940 in Batavia, NY, the daughter of Herbert and Georgina Jerrett East. Barbara enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends via e-mail and going for coffee. She is survived by a son, Douglas Wortman of Mt. Penn, PA; four stepchildren, Pandora Phipps and Kim Barrett, both of Cherokee, IA, Scott Christian of Soldotna, AK, Jill Lynch of Oneida, NY; three grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and 11 step great-grandchildren. On September 23, 1966 Barbara married Ronald Christian. He preceded her in death on January 24, 1991. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Thursday 9:30-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/23/2008.

EDGERTON  Jeffrey E. [SRGP 88134] Age 39, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, January 5, 2006, at the Leonard Harrison State Park in Shippen Twp. Jeff was born on February 5, 1966 in Elmira, NY, the son of James E. and Mary Jane (Rose) Edgerton. He graduated from Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School in 1984, received his BS from Mansfield University, and Associate degree from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1996, and an MEd from Mansfield University. Jeff was a licensed Pennsylvania Funeral Director since 1998, he was a teacher at the Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira, NY since 1999, he enjoyed tutoring children after school, and was a part-time funeral director for the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel in Mansfield. Jeff will always be remembered for his devotion and unselfish love for his students, family and friends. Jeff is survived by his parents, James E. and Mary Jane Edgerton of Mansfield, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Melinda "Mindy" and Melvin "Mel" Wentzel of Williamsport, PA; three nieces, Sara N. Neal of Mansfield, PA, Sadie and Taylor Wentzel of Williamsport, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 8, 2006, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, and on Monday, January 9, 2006, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church, 18 Saint James St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jeffrey Edgerton to the Elmira Heights Central School District, 100 Robinwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903, or to the SPCA, Route 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

Mansfield man drives off Grand Canyon overlook to his death
By Bryan G. Robinson
Mansfield Gazette, 11 Jan. 2006, p.1
 A Mansfield man apparently killed himself last week by driving his car off an overlook at Leonard Harrison State Park on the east rim of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, according to a Tioga County official. “Based on the conversations I had with police and family and friends, there was no doubt in their minds,” said deputy coroner James Daugherty last Thursday afternoon. Daugherty pronounced Jeffrey E. Edgerton, 39, dead at about 4:15 PM after firefighters and a state trooper retrieved the body from underneath the car that was first spotted late Thursday morning by a sightseer. The cause of death, Daughtery said, was “massive impact trauma.” The body was released to Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, where Edgerton, a 1984 Mansfield High School graduate, worked as a part-time funeral director. Edgerton, who was a teacher at the Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights, is the son of James E. and Mary Jane Edgerton. The Wellsboro Fire Department and Ambulance, Gale Hose Co. and Galeton Ambulance all responded to the scene after receiving the initial call at about 10:30 AM, Wellsboro Assistant Fire Chief Bob McCarthy said. “The initial dispatch was that there was a car over the edge,” said McCarthy. A Potter Brook woman, Bobbie Smith, spotted the vehicle while visiting the park with her father, Bill Smith and stepmother, Melody Smith, and two friends Vicky Swan and Mike Hart, all of Little Marsh. In a telephone interview from her Potter Brook home, Bobbie Smith said they couldn’t help but notice the railing was gone and then saw parts of the vehicle, including a fender. After that, she said they got out binoculars and were able to spot the car, a dark green Saturn, about 600 feet down the hillside. The Saturn was found on its roof, with Edgerton pinned beneath. According to police, he was ejected from the car before it fell on him, trapping him underneath. “We thought something was fishy,” Bobbie Smith said. “There were no tracks. It was weird… I told Dad we better call it in.” Daugherty said Edgerton pulled out of his driveway in Mansfield on Monday, Jan. 2, about 6:30 PM. On Tuesday morning, members of his family contacted the Mansfield Police Department to report him missing. McCarthy indicated that Edgerton might have been there since before Tuesday, Jan. 3, when it snowed. After the body was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and a state police troops from Montoursville Troop F’s Recovery and Investigation squad, the vehicle slid down the hill, according to Chip Harrison, park manager with the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks. Harrison is responsible for the Hills Creek State Park complex, which includes Leonard Harrison. He said Wilson Towing of Mansfield was working on getting the vehicle out of the canyon as of Friday afternoon. Harrison said his staff would make temporary repairs to the railings last week and would make more permanent repairs over the next week or two. Daugherty said the last such case that he was aware of occurred off Colton Point State Park in the mid-1990s. “It’s been quite a few years since anything like this,” agreed Harrison. One of the more notorious such incidents occurred at Colton Point, when a Potter County man drove through the railing at Colton'’ main overlook, killing himself. He had kidnapped an ex-girlfriend and then released her before driving off the overlook.



Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifW. ELLSWORTH EDGERTON, [SRGP 51513] 52 of Mansfield, Pa. today, Dec. 15, 1954.  He was co-owner of the Mansfield Diner, being in business for 21 years and formerly was associated with the Mansfield National Bank.  He was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church and was secretary of its vestry.  He was a member of Friendship Lodge F&AM and the Mansfield Businessmen’s Association.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Sarah Stevens Edgerton; parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Edgerton with whom he was associated in business; sons, Walter Jr. of Elmira, John David and James Edward of Mansfield.  Body is at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends are invited to call.  Prayer service there Friday at 1:30 p.m. followed by funeral service at 2 at St. James Church, the Rev. Daniel J. Stover assisted by the Rev. David Griffiths.  Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.  Masonic service will be conducted Thursday night at 8 at the funeral home.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/15/1954  MHS-1920

The Wellsboro Agitator, January 18, 1939
ELLIOTT - Mrs. Margaret Elliott Hoard, [SRGP 73225] widow of Joseph S. Hoard, of Mansfield, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thad Logan, in Lyons, NY, January 5, after a long illness. She was born in Covington township, October 7, 1855, daughter of Orson Valentine Elliott and Celia Kelly Elliott. She moved to Mansfield in 1864. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. On June 10, 1875, she was married to Joseph Seth Hoard, who was then cashier of the Ross & Williams bank. To them four children were born, H. Reed Hoard, deceased, formerly of Philadelphia; Mrs. Warren [Nellie] Tubbs, of Buffalo; Donald V. Hoard, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Thad [Dorothy] Logan, of Lyons, NY; also six grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Albe B. Welch, of Coudersport, and Mrs. I.P. Collins, of Olean, and two brothers, Burton V. Elliott and Edward M. Elliott, of Coudersport. Four years ago Mrs. Hoard left Mansfield to make her home with her daughter in Lyons. A prayer service conducted by Rev. Albert W. Lenz of the First Presbyterian church was held at the home of Donald V. Hoard; burial in Oakwood cemetery at Mansfield.


Elliott, Orson Valentine [SRGP 34795]

d. last Wed. at Mansfield, b. near Cherry Flats 25 Oct. 1829 to Oliver & Mary Rockwell Elliott, m. 20 Aug. 1851 to Celia Kelley, dau. Of Martin K. Kelley. Left, Frank of Mansfield, Margaret (Mrs. J.S.) Hoard, Kittie (Mrs. J.E.) Farrer, Miss Nellie all of Mansfield, Anna (Mrs. Alba) Welsh, Delia (Mrs. I.P.) Collins, Burt B. & Edward M. all of Coudnersport, also had Emma (Mrs. D.A.) Gaylord & Mary (Mrs. Howard) Maine, both dec., bro. Thomas D. of Elmira & 1/2 bro. Judson A. of Mansfield. Buried Oakwood Cem., Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser Abstracts 1901 June19]


ELLIOTT - Miss Nellie Maria Elliott [SRGP 73227] died Sept. 30 [1919], at the home of her sister, Mrs. A.B. Welch, in Coudersport. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Orson V. Elliott of Mansfield and was born Aug. 2, 1863, in Covington Township. She is survived by three brothers, Frank K. Elliott of Mansfield, Burton V. and Edward M. Elliott of Coudersport; and four sisters, Mrs. Joseph S. Hoard of Mansfield, Mrs. A.B. Welch of Coudersport, Mrs. Isaac P. Collins of Olean, NY, and Mrs. John E. Farrer of Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., at the home of Joseph S. Hoard; Rev. J. VanKirk Wells officiating; interment in Oakwood cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 8, 1919

ELLIOTT, Nellie Marie – Miss Nellie Maria Elliott died Sept. 30 at the home of her sister, Mrs. A.B. Welch, in Coudersport.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orson V. Elliott, of Mansfield, and was born Aug. 2, 1863, in Covington township.  She is survived by three brothers.  Frank K. Elliott, of Mansfield; Burton V. and Edward M. Elliott, of Coudersport, and four sisters; Mrs. Joseph S. Hoard, of Mansfield; Mrs. A.B. Welch, of Coudersport; Mrs. Isaac P. Collins, of Olean, N.Y., and Mrs. John E. Farrer, of Mansfield.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home of Joseph S. Hoard; Rev. J. VanKirk Wells officiating; interment in Oakwood cemetery, Mansfield.    Wellsboro Agitator, 8 October 1919.

 

ELLIS - WILSON, MRS. JAMES Ella Ellis (SRGP 54575)
 Mrs. Ella Ellis Wilson, 69, was found dead in bed at her home on the Newtown Road about 1 p.m. Tuesday.  Death was caused by a heart attack.  The daughter of Orrin and Nancy Ellis, she was born at Fabius, N.Y., September 11, 1868.  In 1884 she was married to James D. Wilson and resided on the Pickel Hill road until about 40 years ago, when the family moved to their present home on the Newtown Road.  Mrs. Wilson was held in the highest esteem in the community in which she had spent so many years, and she will be remembered for her ready smile and friendly disposition that made for her lasting friendships.  She was a member of the Free Methodist Church of Painter Run.  Surviving are her husband, two sons, Ervin and Lee Wilson, both of Mansfield; a daughter, mrs. Edna Lockwood, Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Wilson and Mrs. Nora Walters, Elmira, and Mrs. Clara Rarick, Mansfield; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The great grandchild was born Tuesday soon after Mrs. Wilson’s death to Chester and Elsie Wilson Case of Mansfield.  A daughter Lepha, died several years ago.
 

WILSON, MRS. ELLA ELLIS (SRGP 54575)
Mansfield—Mrs. Ella Ellis Wilson, 69, died in her sleep at the family home in Richmond Township at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 1, 1938.  Her death was discovered by her husband and was due to a heart seizure.  About the time Mrs. Wilson died a child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Case of Mansfield, Mrs. Case being the former Elsie Wilson, a granddaughter of Mrs. Wilson.  It was her first great grandchild.  Mrs. Wilson was born at Sabius, N.Y., Sept. 11, 1868 and married Mr. Wilson in 1884.  They resided on Pickel (?) Hill Rd. Until four years ago when they moved to their home on Newtown Rd.  She was a member of the Paointers Run Free Methodist Church.  She is survived by her husband; two sons, Ervin and Lee of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Edna Lockwood of Liberty, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Wilson, Mrs. Nora Walters of Elmira and Mrs. Clark Rarrick of Mansfield; seven grandchildren and a great grandchild.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the family home with the Rev. Charles Hollenbeck of the Free Methodist Church officiating.  Burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Mansfield.
 

ELLIS – Mrs. Clara Rarick [SRGP 26150], 85, died at her home in Mansfield last Saturday. She is survived by three sons, Frederick and Myron, of Corning; and Orin, of Mill Creek; four daughters, Iona Davis, of Lindley; Mrs. Flossie Allen, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Cornelia Celmer, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Dorothea Phillips, of New York City. Funeral services took place at her home Tuesday afternoon; burial in Oakwood cemetery. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 6, 1948
 

ELLIS – Mrs. Clara Rarick [SRGP 26150], aged 85 years of Mansfield, died May 1 [1948]. She is survived by sons, Frederick of Mansfield, Myron of Corning, Orin of Mill Creek; daughters, Mrs. Iona Davis of Lindley, Mrs. Flossie Allen of Wellsboro, Mrs. Cornelia Celmer of Mansfield, Mrs. Dortha Philips of New York; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The funeral was held yesterday; burial in Oakwood Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, May 5, 1948
 

ERICKSON - MARY E. SPENCER
Mary E. Spencer, 71, of Mansfield, died Monday, March 29, 2004 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born Oct. 8, 1932 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Oscar and Gertrude Erickson. She was the wife of Richard W. Spencer with whom she celebrated a 50th anniversary on June 20. She graduated from Blossburg High School in 1952. Mary was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ; was an avid bingo player, enjoyed crocheting, fishing, boating and camping. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Erickson. Surviving besides her husband, Richard, are son and daughter-in-law, Dennis F. and Patricia B. Spencer of Ithaca, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, LouAnn S. and Mickey Doughty of Blandon; two grandchildren, Andrea Lauren Spencer and Kienan Patrick Spencer. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 2 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Services will be held Friday, April 2 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933.
 

EVANS Alison (Ali) Leigh. [SRGP 89050]

Alison (Ali) Leigh Evans, 6 months, of RD 1, Box 536, Mansfield died Monday, Sept. 18, 1989, at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Born March 15, 1989, in Sayre, she was the daughter of R. John and Jacqueline Kilmer Evans.  Preceding her in death was her grandfather, g. Harold Kilmer, Jr.  Surviving, besides her parents, and brothers, Christopher and Aaron at home; sister, Amy at home; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Betty Evans of Mansfield; maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Myrtle Kilmer and Mrs. Marjorie Vite, both of Towanda; and numerous very special aunts, uncles and cousins.  There will be no public calling hours.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Mansfield.  The Rev. Thomas R. Seafloss will officiate.  Burial will be made Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.  The family will furnish flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Pre-school Education Nursery, C/O Debra Everett, RD 1, Box 34 A, Covington, PA 16917.  Arrangements were made by Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.

 

EVANS - Mrs. Grace E. Rice [SRGP 88321], 66, wife of Webb Rice, Mansfield, died at her home Thursday, May 22, 1958. Mrs. Rice was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. She was also a member of Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield. Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Glen Whittaker and a granddaughter, Nancy Whittaker, Covington; two brothers, Gordon and Harry Evans both of Wellsboro. Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at 18 North Main Street with the Rev. Donald Cronk officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 29, 1958

 
EVERITT Clarence D. [SRGP 55432]
Age 67, of Covington, PA, died on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at home. Clarence was born on November 21, 1941 in West Pike, PA, the son of Linton and Ruby (Knickerbocker) Everitt. He was self-employed in the automotive transmissions business and was a member of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. Clarence is survived by six sons and two daughters-in-law, Clay (Sue Miller) Everitt of Covington, PA, Eugene Everitt of Wellsboro, PA, Thomas "Tom" and Diana Everitt of Knoxville, PA, Stanley and Jennifer Gill of Ocala, FL, Shane Gill of Summerfield, FL, Jamie Everitt of Jobs Corners, PA; one brother and sister-in-law, LeRoy and Marilyn Everitt of Cheyenne, WY; three grandchildren, Shawn Everitt, Tyler and Taylor Gill; one great-granddaughter, Rebecca Everitt; a nephew, Lee Everitt; and a special friend, Gertrude Amburn. He was predeceased by a brother, Franklin Everitt; and a sister, Marcile Briggs. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 7, 2008, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral chapel immediately following calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.

 

FARNSWORTH – Robert Farnsworth, 54, [SRGP 89325] of 2715 N. Castro St., Tucson, Ariz., died Wednesday, March 30, 1994, at home. Born Aug. 2, 1939, in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Clarence and Helen Sours Farnsworth. He had been employed by O’Reilly Chevrolet in Tucson for the past 19 years and was a six-year member of the National Guard. Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Nancy Chissom Farnsworth; one daughter, Judy Cooley of Newfallon, Nev.; two sisters, Julia Jackson of Lindley, NY and Beverly Gosper of Osceola; three nephews; one niece; and several cousins. Graveside services with full military honors will be accorded Wednesday, April 6, at 4 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mansfield with the Rev. Leonard Miller, pastor of the American Baptist Church in Watkins Glen, NY officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Family Life Ministries, PO Box 506, Bath, NY 14810. Arrangements were handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 6, 1994


FARR - Robert E. Farr, 64, [SRGP 88852] of Mansfield, former Tioga County district attorney, died at 3:50 pm Wednesday, July 1, 1970, in the Blossburg State Hospital. He had been hospitalized about two weeks. A native of Tunkhannock, Mr. Farr was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Assn., and the American Bar Assn. He was a member of the Mansfield State College board of trustees and was solicitor for Covington, Jackson and Richmond Townships. He was a director of the Commonwealth Telephone Co. and the First National Bank at Mansfield. He was a member of Friendship Lodge No.247, F&AM; Odd Fellows Lodge No.526; the Mansfield Business Men's Assn., American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Tioga Valley Grange. Mr. Farr was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Born Dec. 4, 1905, he was the son of Edward and Sarah Morris Farr. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Victoria Farr, also of Mansfield; two sons, Wells M., of Mansfield, and Edward B., with the Army in Germany; a sister, Miss Josephine Farr, Tunkhannock, and three brothers, Samuel W., of Portsmouth, VA; Morris of Alburtis, and John, also of Tunkhannock. The funeral was held on Friday at Shaw and Robena's, at Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. George E. Booth, pastor of the Episcopal Church officiated. -Wellsboro Gazette, July 9, 1970
 

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Dr. Ronald C. Farrell VMD, 63, of Mansfield RR 1 died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at home.  Born Oct. 25, 1938, in Mansfield, he was the son of Alfred "Hap" and Gertrude  (Powell) Farrell.  He was the husband of Susan M. (Welch) Farrell.  He graduated from Mansfield High School in 1956, Mansfield State College in 1960 as the class president with a bachelor's degree in math and general science. In 1961 he taught math at Horseheads Junior High School.  He also owned and operated the Mansfield Mobil Station from 1960 to 1962.  In 1966 he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania  School of Veterinarian Medicine. He was a member of the Alpha Psi and Phi  Zeta 4.   In 1968, he started the Mansfield Veterinarian Clinic and practiced there until 1988. He retired in 1999 from the USDA.  Dr. Farrell was a member and past president of Corey Creek Golf Club, a member of the F.& A.M. Friendship Lodge #247, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield. He also served in the National Guard for many years.  Surviving are his wife, Susan; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey R. and Kelly Farrell of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer L. and Fred Everetts of Salladasburg; three grandchildren, Joshua Michael Everetts, Andrew Michael Everetts and Ronald Jeffrey Farrell; three brothers, William "Bill" (Bonnie) Farrell of Wellsboro, James "Tim" (Sharon) Farrell of Hornell, N.Y., and Wayne  Farrell of Lakeland, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Kevin, Beth, Tim, Sean and  Shalane.   Calling hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, P.C., Mansfield.   Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Mansfield, with the Rev. John C. Whitfield officiating.  Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifFARRER - John K. Farrer,[SRGP 83197]  69, of Mansfield RR#3 died Sunday, June 5, 1994, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 1, 1924, in Blossburg, he was the son of Philip and Constance Kohler Farrer. He was a retired postmaster. He served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II, and during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield; member and past master of Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM; member of the Coudersport Consistory; charter member of the Mansfield Hose Company. He was a trustee and board member of the Wheel Inn and a member and former treasurer of Corey Creek Golf Club. He was an avid fan of Penn State football. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Marieta Goodwin; three sons, Gerald of Mansfield, John of Horseheads, NY, and James of Elmira Heights, NY; one daughter, Linda Doud of Mansfield; one brother, Thomas of Mansfield; one sister, Mary Lou Townsend of Mansfield; one brother-in-law, Chester Goodwin of Tioga; nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, on Wednesday, June 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM will conduct services at 8:45 p.m. Services will be held there Thursday, June 9, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas D. Thomas officiating. Burial with military rites will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 8, 1994

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgFARRER, Maryon [SRGP 82674]  - Maryon Farrer Powell, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 1991 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 13, 1898 in Mansfield, where she resided at 154 South Main St. until June 1990, when she entered the Green Home, Wellsboro. She held degrees from Mansfield Normal School, Simmons College and Columbia University. Her entire life was devoted to teaching Home Economics at Mansfield State Teachers College. She retired in 1960 and then married the late, Arthur Powell of Blossburg in 1964. She was an active member of the American Cancer Society, Columbian Literary Exchange, PEO and Mansfield Presbyterian Church. She was a lifelong supporter of civic and welfare activities. She was recognized for her many community contributions and received the Benjamin Rush award from the Cancer Society. She will be missed by her many friends and especially her family who knew her as "Nannie". There were no prior calling hours. Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main St., Mansfield, Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. Flowers were furnished by the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maryon Farrer Powell Scholarship Fund at the Mansfield University. [570-662-4852]  Maryon Farrer m. Arthur Phillips Powell - Wellsboro Gazette, January 9, 1991

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifFARRER - Philip W. Farrer, [SRGP 83407] 85, of 18 East Elmira Street, Mansfield, died Wednesday, September 17, 1980, in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was former assistant postmaster of Mansfield until his retirement in 1963 after 35 years. Mr. Farrer also served as borough secretary for several years and had owned and operated the Mansfield Newsroom. Mr. Farrer was a former president of the Tri-County Baseball League and former secretary of Mansfield Local Armory Board. He was a member and past master of  Friendship Lodge No. 247, F&AM, and a 50-year member of the Coudersport Consistory. He was a member of Zebulun Royal Arch Chapter 296. Born October 20, 1894, in Mansfield, he was the son of John E. and Kitty Elliot Farrer. Surviving are his wife, the former Constance Kohler; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Townsend; two sons, John K. and Thomas W., all of Mansfield; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. David L. Weaver, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 24, 1980

FAULKNER Rex - Rex Faulkner, [SRGP 08017] 64, of Summit St., Tioga, died Tuesday, April 29, 1980, at his home. Born Feb. 9, 1916, at Sandusky, NY, he was a son of William a. and Vivian Albee Faulkner. He retired in 1971 from Ingersoll Rand Co., Painted Post, NY, after 31 years of service. Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Crippen; his mother, of Tioga; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Pinckney of Penn Yan, NY; a son, Rodney, at home; a sister, Mrs. Thomas Prugh, of Hannibal, NY; and three grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. John Shypulefski, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Tioga and Blossburg, will officiate. There will be no visitation. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 30, 1980, p.12

FINCH - Mrs. Gertrude Arlene Shaw, [SRGP 32888] age 43, of 236 St. James St., Mansfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1963. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist church. survived by husband, Seymour Shaw; daughters, Karen Sue and Maureen Mary Shaw; son, Michael Davis Shaw, all at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Warren L. Finch of Nelson; sister, Mrs. Merle Lankin of Batavia, NY; brothers, the Rev. Marion C. finch of Bradford, PA and Robert Finch of Nelson. Body at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Funeral service at Mansfield Methodist Church on Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Harry Sagar officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, October 1963

FISH, Edgar D.(SRGP 87503) - Edgar D. Fish, 85, of Mansfield, died Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, at home. Born Jan. 31, 1911, in Farmington Township, Tioga County, he was the son of Luther C. and Nettie M. Abbott Fish. He and his wife, Helen B. Batz Cummings Fish, would have celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary Nov. 8. Mr. Fish had been employed by Richmond Township for several years working with road maintenance. He was a former member of the Dairymen's League, the North Elk Run Grange, and an avid hunter. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Susie Snell Fish, in 1950, a daughter, Elizabeth Fish Salter, and a stepson, David Cummings. Surviving in addition to his wife, are four sons and daughters-in-law, Edgar L. "Bud" and Donna Fish of Fairbanks, Alaska, Myron J. "Sonny" and Jeanne Fish of Three Springs, Gary L. and Connie Fish of Mansfield and Ross E. and Kim Fish of Mansfield; four daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly J. and James Mitchell of Corning, NY, Janice and Glen Paris of Mansfield, Phillis Maranda of Rock City Falls, NY, Sharleen and Tom Shoff of Williamsport; four stepsons and daughters-in-law, Earl D. and Sheri Cummings of Phelan, Calif., Darwin Cummings of Texas, Donald and Sue Cummings of Aiken, SC, Duane and Pat Cummings of Mansfield; three stepdaughters and two sons-in-law, Myrtie Close of Manassas, VA, Marilyn and Jack Hynds of Torrance, Calif., and Lydia and Charles Vorhis of Torrance, Calif.; two brothers, Jerome Fish of Tioga, and Donald Fish of Wellsboro; four sisters, Iva Creeley of Mansfield, Gladys Wells of Wellsboro, Velma Creeley of Mansfield, and Ava Conley of Wellsboro; a special grandson, Ryan E. Fish and many other grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Monday, Sept. 23, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Sept. 24. His stepgrandson, the Rev. Patrick Close, officiated. Burial was made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Donations may be made to Helen B. Fish, 16 Fish Road, Mansfield, PA 16933 to assist with funeral expenses. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 25, 1996, p.9

FISH, Harry G.(SRGP 85369) - Harry G. Fish, 81, of 117 North Main Street, Mansfield, died Wednesday, December 27, 1978, in Blake Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. He and his wife had a winter home in Palmetto, Fla. Born May 22, 1897, at Arnot, he was a son of Henry and Mary Jane Booth Fish. As a young man Mr. Fish taught school for several years in Wellsboro. He then founded and operated Fish's Country Bootery in Mansfield for many years. Currently, the business is operated by his son, Frank, of Mansfield. Mr. Fish was a member of the First Baptist Church. He also was a member of Bloss Lodge 350 F&AM, the Coudersport Consistory, Irem Temple, Wilkes-Barre, and the Mansfield Lions Club. He was a member and past president of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce. Surviving, besides his son, are his wife, the former Joyce Ingerick; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip [Annabelle] Wilson, of Wayne; and five grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, Main Street. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, his pastor, officiated. Bloss Lodge conducted a memorial service at 8 p.m. on Saturday. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 3, 1979, p.8

FISHER, Linne [SRGP 88143]  - Linnie Leipold Ives, 92, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at the Green Home in Wellsboro.  Linnie was born on Sept. 5, 1917, in Troupsburg, N.Y., a daughter of William and Rose Cornell Fisher. She was the wife of the late Lester Leipold and the late Clayton Ives.  Linnie had been a sales clerk for the former T.W. Judge Company for 30 years. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church for over 20 years.  Linnie is survived by a daughter, Pamela Leipold of Wellsboro; daughter-in-law, Fay Leipold of Round Rock, Texas; three step-sons, Ronald (Karen) Ives of Cogan Station, James Ives of Burke, Va., Raymond (Evelyn) Ives of Summerville, S.C.; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven step- great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gary Fisher of Corning, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; one brother; two sons, Lester "Bill" Leipold, Terry Leipold; and a daughter, Maureen "Sis" Leipold, as well as her husbands. At Linnie's request there will be no services. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, at a later date. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 2 to January 12, 2010

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\apple.gifFLEMING, Haxel [SRGP 83429]- HAZEL BARDEN
 Hazel (Fleming) Barden, 89, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 25, 2002 at  Broad Acres.  Born Aug. 16, 1912, in Middle-bury, she was the daughter of Joseph and Alice  Copley  Fleming.  She attended the Church of the New Covenant and was a member of the local Rebecca Lodge. She and her husband enjoyed traveling throughout the world. She was a teacher in the Southern Tioga School District, retiring in 1977.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Barden.   Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Carolyn Barden of Neeses, S.C., Brian and Brenda Barden of Mansfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Phil Smith of Tyaskin, Md.; six grandchildren; nine  great-grandchildren; a sister, Anne Dodge of Mesa, Ariz.; several nieces and  nephews.  Calling hours were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield on Sunday,  July 28.   Services were held immediately following calling hours.  Burial will be made in Oakwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

 

FLEMING Joseph Jillson [SRGP 88094]

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -Thur., Nov. 20, 1958, Pg 4

Joseph J. Fleming, 75, of Endicott, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Monday, November 17, 1958 at Endicott. He was a retired Tioga County farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Copley; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Barden of Mansfield, Mrs. Ann Dodge of Endicott, and Mrs. Virginia McClure of Troy; a son, the Rev Dale of Kylertown, and seven grandchildren. The Rev Arthur VanCampen of Endicott will conduct the services. Services will be at 2pm, Thursday at Shaw and Robena's, 18 north Main Street. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery

 

FLEMING Tyler Francis Fleming [SRGP 89920]

18, of Mansfield, died July 22, 2012, in Mansfield, the result of an automobile accident.  He was born May 17, 1994, in Wellsboro, the son of Timothy Fleming and Michele Sparling Sargent.  Tyler was employed at Pudgie's in Wellsboro and was a member of the Hillside Rod & Gun Club, Blossburg.  He is survived by his mother and step-father, Michele and Mark Sargent of Mansfield; father and fiancée, Timothy Fleming and Michelle Moffett of Middlebury; half-sister, Shelbi Johnston of Wernersville; step-brother, C.J. Sargent of Mansfield; step-sister, Nicole Sargent of State College; his maternal grandparents, Francis and AnneLee Sparling of Mansfield; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, on Wednesday, July 25, 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., at St. James Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Rowena Gibbons officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 24, 2012

. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\apple.gifFOREMAN, Jay B. [SRGP 87629] - Jay B. Foreman, 70, of 80 South Academy Street, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, November 24, 1975, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born at Spring Mills on August 10, 1905, a son of Frank and Sarah Boal Foreman. Mr. Foreman was a retired history professor at Mansfield State College, where he taught for 24 years. He served on borough council for six years. Mr. Foreman was a member of Mansfield United Methodist Church. He also was a member of Friendship Lodge, F&AM, the Coudersport Consistory, the National Education Assn., the Modern Woodmen of America and the Tiadaghton Audubon Society. Surviving are his wife, the former Joyce Harpster; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Bell, of Horseheads, NY, and Mrs. [Larry] Janet Korpi, of East Syracuse, NY; and four grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Brenneman, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 4, 1975, p.28

Harold G. Forrest,[SRGP 84104] age 70 of Covington, died Sunday October 24, 1970. Funeral at the Covington Methodist Church Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Robert Young and Rev. Robert Campbell, Oakwood Cemetery Mansfield. Memorial gifts may be made to the Covington Methodist Church Building Fund. Survived by wife, Dora Jelliff Forrest; sister-in-laws, Mrs. Lottie Forrest, Elmira and Miss Ethel Jelliff of Covington; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Covington; United Methodist Church, was a lay speaker in the Church for 15 years and Past Master of the Covington Borough Grange.
 

 

FORREST, Martha Jane [SRGP 88999]  - Mrs. Jennie Forrest Jelliff, of Covington, died about 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, after an illness of over three months following a stroke. She is survived by her husband, Charles B. Jelliff and two daughters, Ethyl and Dora, and a stepson, Ernest Jelliff, of Charleston; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Pruyne, of Lindley; Mrs. Dora Elliott of Chemung; Mrs. Blanche Newell, Elmira and one brother, Jule Forrest, of Arcade, NY; burial in Hope cemetery at Mansfield. [Tombstone in Oakwood] Deceased was a member of the Methodist church. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 4, 1932   Obit lists Hope Cemetery as burial place
 

 

FORTH, Sibyl {SRGP 55112} -  SIBYL PAULINE BENEDICT
Sibyl Pauline Benedict, age 66, of Mansfield RD 3, died Monday, June 18, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday at 1 p.m. Rev. George Evans, Pastor of Lambs Creek Baptist Church, officiated.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.  She is survived by husband, Elwyn D.; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Scheerer of Mansfield RD 3, Mrs. Leo (Ima Joan) Soporowski of Cotton Town, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Milton (Ima) Ketchum and Mrs. Clay (Ivory) Qualls, both of Hurricane, W. Va; four grandchildren.  She was a member of Lambs Creek Bible Church.  She was born August 4, 1906 in Huricane, W. Va.

Wellsboro Agitator, December 15, 1958
Candace Fralic, Cynthia Fralic, R. Michael Fralic [SRGP 82236, 86842, 86843)
3 Children Die in Fire Tuesday Night Near Mansfield
Three Tioga county children were burned to death in a fire Tuesday night that destroyed the home of the Robert Fralic family, Mansfield RD3. Believed dead are the Fralic children whose ages are 3, 4 and 11. Their names were not available at press time. Firemen said the blaze was too hot to enter the ruins to get to the children believed trapped inside. the home is located about two miles east of Powers Corners on a dirt road four miles northeast of Mansfield. Mansfield firemen were called at about 10 p.m. Firemen were fighting the blaze with water from a nearby fire pond early Wednesday. A Tioga County coroner, Dr. Harry Williams, and state police from the Montoursville barracks were summoned. It is believed the three children were trapped on the second floor of the large wooden frame house. Another Fralic child, 16, who was on the first floor told firemen that when he woke up the fire was so hot he could not get upstairs to reach the other children. Firemen said the parents were away at the time. the cause is undetermined.

FRANK Dean R. (SRGP 53927) - Dean R. Frank, 62, of Mansfield, died Monday, May 19, 1997, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Sept. 24, 1934, in Mansfield, he was the son of Richard M. and Beatrice M. Warters Frank. He retired as a machinist from Osram-Sylvania, Towanda, after 30 years of service. He was a member and past fire chief of the Mansfield Hose Company; a member and past president of the Mansfield Ambulance Association. He enjoyed coaching Little League for 12 years in Mansfield and loved to pitch horseshoes. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Patricia A. Shaffer Frank; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard D. and Carole Frank of Wellsboro and Daniel M. and Christine Frank of Mansfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy M. and Steven Bockus of Wellsboro and Tina L. and Craig Harting of Muncy Valley; 12 grandchildren, Jared, Jessica, Andrea, Joseph, Vincent, Bradley, Daniel, Deryk, Tyler, Connor, Taylor and McKenzie; a brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Erma Frank of Millerton; a sister and brother-in-law, Beatrice Jean and Verne Doud of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held from 7-9 p.m, Wednesday, May 21, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. James Ellis officiating. Burial will be made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 1997, p.18
  

 

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