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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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Age 74 of Mansfield Pa., October 13, 2002 at home. She was born February 2, 1928 in Paris, France, the daughter of Pierre & Suzanne Maige. Colette was retired from the Pennysaver and had been a substitute French Teacher in S. Tioga Schools. She was a member of the Canoe Camp VFW Auxiliary. Colette is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard, 2 sons, Wayne & Terry both of Mansfield, a brother Jean Pierre Maige of Nancy, France, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa, Wednesday 1-2 pm. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 2:00 PM with Rev. John Whitfield officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa.
MANN - Benjamin D. Mann [SRGP 87465],
a lifelong resident of Tioga, died at his home on Mann Hill Friday evening.
Mr. Mann's health had been poor for a long time and the end was unexpected.
He was highly respected and leaves many friends and relatives to mourn
his loss. He is survived by three sons, Harry D. Mann and Herbert Mann,
of Tioga township; Earl Mann, of Binghamton, and one daughter, Mrs. Grace
Jones, of Binghamton and three sisters, Mrs. Maria Smith and Mrs. Frank
Crance and Mrs. Levi Cruttenden, all of Tioga. The funeral was held yesterday
morning, Rev. Mr. Willis of the M.E. church officiating; interment in Evergreen
cemetery. - November 9, 1921 tombstone located in Oakwood
MARESCO - Ralph J. Maresco, 78, [SRGP
89059] of Flowery Branch, GA, and formerly of Mansfield, died March
22, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident in Hall County, GA. Born
July 28, 1921, in Westchester, NY, he was the son of Joseph and Anna Capuano
Maresco. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran. He was a retired mechanical
assembler for Fairchild Manufacturing Co. He was a member of the Prince
of Peace Catholic Church, and a former member of Holy Child Catholic Church,
Mansfield. He was also an avid fisherman. Surviving are his wife, Connie;
one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Mary Ann Maresco of Mansfield;
one daughter, Kathleen Matthews of Gainesville, GA; step-children, Brad
Driskel of Duluth, GA, Susan Moss of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Mari Simpkins
of Marso Island, Fla.; grandchildren, Joann Klee, Suzanne Meyer, Stephanie
Hutchinson, Sara Moss, Robby Moss and Eric Moss; five great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Mario Maresco and Charles Marton of Canton, GA; and five
sisters, Jenny Nicoletti, Emily Maresco, Anna Pattnosh of Huntington, NY,
Teresa Wend of Port Jefferson, NY, and Lily Gaglio of Montauk Point, NY.
A mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, March 29, at the Holy Child
Catholic Church, Mansfield, with the Rev. Louis T. Kaminski officiating.
Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Arrangements were handled
by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made
to the Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.
- Wellsboro Gazette, March 29, 2000
MARTIN - MITCHELTREE, Andree L. (Martin)
Age 89, of Mansfield, PA, died on Sunday, January 17, 2010. She was born on October 3, 1920 in Brussels, Belgium, the daughter of the late Francois and Lucienne (Horckmans) Martin. She was the wife of the late Arthur C. Mitcheltree who died on July 11, 1982. Andree was formerly employed by the former Hi-Lo Drugs of Mansfield, PA and the former GTE of Wellsboro, PA. She was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA. She was especially fond of her "boys" that hunted on the farm. Mrs. Mitcheltree is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lucien "Lou" and Olivia Mitcheltree of Mansfield, PA; daughter, Francine Green of Grafton, IL; four grandchildren, Devon Green, Mary Green, Carrie Carleton, and Shawn Mitcheltree. She was predeceased by a son-in-law, Larry H. Green in 2007. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA with Rev. John Chmil officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA. Published in Star-Gazette on January 19, 2010
HOWARD E. MATHERN [SRGP 88297]
Howard E. (Sonny) Mathern, 47, of Montoursville RD 5, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1989, in Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. He was a sales consultant for J & G Design Center, Milton. A former Mansfield resident, he also had worked for VanNoy's Furniture and Carpeting Center, Mansfield, and Davis Furniture, Wellsboro. Mr. Mathern was a member of the Pennsylvania and New York National Guard. Born Dec. 19, 1941, at Central Falls, RI, he was a son of Howard and Genevieve Knapp Mathern. Surviving are his wife, the former Renah Merrick, of this city; his mother, of Wellsboro; two daughters, Mrs. Pamela Reifsnyder, of South Williamsport, and Miss Deborah, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Joan Kilmer, of Wellsboro. The funeral will be at 2 pm Saturday at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. Peter Hill, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 2 pm. Saturday.
MAYNARD Rhea J. Welch
80, formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday, July
14, 2011, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. She was born July
2, 1931, in Millport, the daughter of Arthur and Ellen Bailey Maynard.
Rhea is survived by two daughters, Cindy Wood of Mansfield, Terry Roberts
of Lakeside, Mass.; two sons, Thomas Welch of Hobe Sound, Fla., Timothy
Welch of Mansfield; two sisters, Joan Dunshie of Shinglehouse, Ann Wood
of Kissimmee Fla., seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie. A graveside service will
be held Monday, July 18, in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. A service of Gary
Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield.
Wellsboro Gazette – July 16, 2011
McCAUSLAND, Agnes (SRGP 82714) - Agnes M.
Manser Dyer, 91, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, and
formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, July 24, 1999, at home. Born Nov.
1, 1907, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of William A. and Frances Capell
McCausland. She graduated from the former Mansfield State College and had
attended Duke University. She taught French in Montrose, Northern Chester
County and Pottstown. She was a volunteer teacher at Wexter Senior Citizens
Center in Baltimore, Md., for seven years. She was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, a member of the Utopian Literary Club
and the PEO Sisterhood. Preceding her in death were her husbands, Herbert
E. Manser in 1955, and George Dyer in 1984. Surviving are one daughter,
Hope Garner of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Walter Beatty, Matthew
Beatty, David Beatty, Melissa Oliver and Angela Garner; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 29, at 3 p.m. at Scureman
Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, with the Rev. Thomas D. Thomas
officiating. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro
Gazette, July 28, 1999, p. 12
McCOMB, Candice [SRGP 09393]
Robbins, Mrs. Candas A. - d. Mansfield "last Thur.", wife of Myron,
left 2 sons and 4 dau's. [Mansfield Advertiser 1896 12 FEB]
BEARDSLEE, MRS. CAROLYN McCONNELL (SRGP 02240)
McCONNELL – Mrs. Dora Wilson [SRGP 05280], 89, of Mansfield RD2, died Friday, May 23, 1975, at her home. She was the widow of Ervin Wilson. She was born March 10, 1896, a daughter of William A. and Helen Watson McConnell. Mrs. Wilson was a past grand of the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Elsie Case, of Mansfield and Mrs. Mason Clarke, of St. Rafael, Calif.; two sons, Harold W., of Lindley, NY, and James W., of Mansfield RD2; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 29, 1975
State College, Pa.—Coroner W. R. Heaton termed suicide Monday the death of Mrs. Blanche Leiby, 56, whose body was found with a rope around the neck in a cistern on Pennsylvania State College Farm No. 2, three miles north of here. Heaton said Mrs. Leiby had fastened the rope in the bedroom of her home and jumped. The rope broke and she walked 50 feet to the cistern where she drowned, Heaton said. The body was found by her husband H. P. Leiby, tenant of the farm, when he took her breakfast to the room. Mrs. Leiby, born at Mansfield, Pa., had been in ill health for 10 years.
Mansfield –(special)—Funeral services for Mrs.
Blanch Leiby of State College will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the
Soper funeral home, Troy, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.
Mrs. Leiby is survived by her husband, H. P. Leiby; two sons George of
Millboro and Glenn at home; a daughter, Mrs Carl Selleck of Mansfield;
a brother Glen McConnell of Mansfield, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Leiby
was born in Richmond Township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George McConnell.
EARL W. McCONNELL (SRGP 5286)
The funeral was held on Monday for Earl W. McConnell, 81, of 141 Sullivan Street, Mansfield, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born in Mansfield on April 26, 1892, a son of Allen and Mattie Cobb McConnell. Mr. McConnell was a retired employe of Johnson Trucking Lines. Surviving are a son, Allen, of Long Valley, NJ; a daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Mitchell, of Wellsboro RD 3; a brother, Ernest, of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Wells, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Wilda Zimmerman, of Englewood, Calif., 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Rev. Richard Brenneman, pastor of the Mansfield United Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Elizabeth McCONNELL - [SRGP 02268] Mrs. Benjamin Osgood, died very suddenly last Sunday morning, at her home near this boro. She had been ill several weeks with measles, but at no time was her condition thought to be critical. She suffered more or less during the course of her disease from heart trouble, a fact which probably explains her unexpected demise. She passed a comfortable night and after being awake for some time Sunday morning again fell asleep. Without again returning to consciousness she passed peacefully away about 7 o’clock. Mrs. Osgood was a daughter of the late Henry McConnell, of Rutland. Her age was 39 years, 11 months and 12 days. She was married in her fifteenth year and with her husband lived for a time on Bailey Creek in that township. Later they bought a farm on Pickle Hill where they long resided and to which there were about to return after an absence of several years. Mrs. Osgood looked forward joyfully to this return to the farm on which so many years of her happy married life had been spent. She was a lady of strong personality, a true helpmeet to her husband, an indulgent, loving mother, kind neighbor and a devoted Christian. Of a modest, retiring disposition her true worth was best known to the members of her immediate household. Besides her husband there are left to mourn her loss three sons and three daughters, Ruth, Watson, Irving, Lavina, Eva and Walter, four of whom were unable on account of illness to be present at the funeral, which was largely attended at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the M. E. Church, of which Mrs. Osgood had been a consistent member for thirty years. The impressive obsequies were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. E. Rosengrant. The burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
McCONNELL - Ernest V. McConnell, 82, [SRGP 05288] of 44 East Elmira Street, Mansfield, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 1977, in Wellsboro. Born April 27, 1894, in Mansfield, he was the son of Allen and Mattie Cobb McConnell. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Austin Cox American Legion Post 478 and Friendship Lodge 247, F&AM, both of Mansfield, and the Williamsport Consistory. Mr. McConnell owned and operated the first beauty shop in Tioga County and was a barber in Mansfield for 60 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Schwab; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur K. Johnson of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Wells of Mansfield and Mrs. Wilda Zimmerman of Los Angeles, Calif; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, where he was a member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. George Booth, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, 26 January 1977, p12
McCONNELL - George McConnell [SRGP 04964] died at his
home near Mansfield Feb. 21 , of apoplexy. The funeral was held Feb.
24, Rev. R.E. Eden, pastor of the Baptist church of Mansfield, officiating;
burial in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. McConnell was 65 years old and was
a well-to-do farmer. He was a member of Austinville IOOF and members of
the lodge had charge of the burial. Surviving are his wife, one son, Glenn
of Wellsboro, and one daughter, Mrs. Hosmer Leiby of Granville Center;
also two brothers, Newberry McConnell of Sullivan and D. McConnell of Elmira.
- Wellsboro Agitator, March 6, 1918
JAMES A. McCONNELL (SRGP 02236)
McCONNELL - Joseph B. McConnell [SRGP
02234] - Joe was born 13 OCT 1849 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County,
Pennsylvania. He married Elisabeth Weaver 3 JUN 1871 in Sullivan Township,
Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Joe was listed as the head of a family on the
1880 Census in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. He resided
in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 1908. Farmer, Mansfield
PO. Joe died 5 MAY 1913 in Elk Run, Sullivan Township,
Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 63. His body was interred MAY 1913 in
Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
McCONNELL, LOUISE M. MILOTA (SRGP 02292)
B. McCONNELL ENTERS ETERNAL SLEEP (SRGP 05625)
Samuel B. McConnell, one of Mansfield’s most esteemed citizens, died very suddenly of heart trouble at his home on Elmira Street, Wednesday, July 27, 1927, at 1 p.m. He had been in poor health for some time, but was feeling as well as usual. That day he had been to town in the morning to be shaved, and upon returning home sat down on the porch for a time, then entering the house showed Mrs. McConnell a new hat he had purchased, asked her why she had not called to him to help her in some work about the house, and sat down in his chair in the living room, remarking as he did so that a very severe storm was passing to the north of town; and a moment later concluded that a bolt of lightning went straight down to the ground and must have struck somewhere. These were his last words for later he was found sitting in his chair holding a paper he had been reading, dead. Apparently death had been instantaneous, as there were no signs of suffering, just as though he had dropped into a peaceful sleep. Mr. McConnell was born December 11, 1850, in Sullivan Township, the son of Charles and Nancy Mosher McConnell. December 7, 1874, he was married to Miss Augusta Lewis, Reverend Whiting Beach performing the ceremony at his home on the Newtown Road, now occupied by Halsey Benson. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. McConnell went to live on their farm on the Newtown Road, where they lived until thirty years ago, when he built and moved into the home on Elmira Street. Five children were born to them Leona (Mrs. Lewis Cruttenden), Edith (Mrs. Charles Benson), Grace (Mrs. Elmer G. Cornwell), Marieva (Mrs. Earl Cruttenden), and Lewis, all of whom are living. Sixteen years ago Mr. McConnell, with E. E. Wood, established the Elmira Street Garage, one of the first garages in Mansfield. Four years later he bought Mr. Wood’s interest and ran the business until last September, when failing health forced him to sell, Robert Wilson buying the business. He has been a member of the borough council for about twenty years, serving on the various committees; always working for the betterment of Mansfield. He was a member of Friendship Lodge, F. & A.M., Mansfield I.O.O.F., and the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a man whose honesty and integrity was unquestioned, and who was held in high esteem by his fellow townsmen. The funeral, which was largely attended; was held from the home, Friday at 2 p.m., Reverend Harold G. Stearns officiating; interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, with Masonic services. Besides his widow and children, he is survived by seven grandchildren and one brother Allan McConnell, of Richmond.
McCONNELL - SHIRLEY A. JOHNSON [SRGP 05296]
Shirley Ann (McConnell) Johnson, 74, of Mansfield died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at the C.A.R.E. Home in Mainesburg. Born April 2, 1927, in Lawrenceville, she was the daughter of Ernest V. and Marie (Schwab) McConnell. She was the former wife of the late Arthur Johnson, who died on July 11, 1992. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, a member of the formerMansfield Utopian Club, the Mansfield Garden club, past president of the women's bowling league and a volunteer at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Preceding her in death was her son, Steven Kiley Johnson, in 1997. Surviving are her mother, Marie McConnell, age 103; two daughters and son-in-law, Susan Marie Johnson of Charlottesville, Va., and Sarah and Jerry Valimont of Mainesburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Vicki Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., Stuart Johnson of Easton, Md., and Stacey M. and Barbara Johnson of Mansfield; one daughter-in-law, Judy Johnson of Tioga; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James St., Mansfield, on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Services will be held there Saturday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel officiating. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 East Avenue, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements were handled by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel,Crematory and Monuments, Mansfield.
William Andrew McConnell, of this boro, was found dead in his bed at an early hour Monday morning, having diedduring the night. Heart failure was, without doubt, the cause of his death, as he was lying on his right side in exactly the same position he took on retiring the night before. Death had apparently come to him within a few moments after lying down. At the time of the railroad accident here last January Mr. McConnell was injured but not seriously. Since then, however, his health had not been so robust as formerly, and at times he would be compelled to suspend work for a day or two. His condition had at no time been considered alarming, and the news of his death came as a shock to the community. William A. McConnell was born in Bradford county, Pa., Oct. 23, 1847, and has lived in this vicinity for more than forty years past. During the earlier years of his life he followed the occupation of farming, but for the past seventeen years had been in the employ of W. D. Rose, of this place. Five years ago he moved to this boro and has resided here since. He was held in high esteem by his fellow citizens and last spring completed a term as member of the boro council. For years he had been a consistant member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and for several years past had been a member of its Official Board. William A. McConnell was a good citizen, an honorable and open hearted man. On April 27, 1871, he was married to Ellen A. Watson, of this boro, and seven children have blessed their union. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Charles W. of Mansfield, Herbert W. of Elmira, and Lee R., of Canton, and four daughters, Mrs. Claud Ely, of East Charleston, Minnie E., Dora E., and Mildred R., all of Mansfield. Besides his wife and children, his aged mother and two brothers, Samuel B. and Allen N., both of Mansfield, also survive him. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, for his late residence, his pastor, Rev. Theron R. Green, officiating. His remains were laid at rest in Oakwood cemetery.
McGEE Ann K. (McGee) Cook Tilly
78, of Arnot, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at
the Green Home, Wellsboro. Ann was born June 26, 1932, in Towanda,
a daughter of Joseph and Edith Kehrer (McGee) Ayers. She was the wife of
Theodore L. Tilly for 35 years. Ann attended and graduated
from St. Agnes School in Towanda. She was a homemaker and loved spending
time with her family and friends, watching old television movies, mowing
and working in her yard. Ann was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church,
Mansfield. Ann is survived by her husband, Theodore; two sons
and daughters-in-law, John F. and Connie Cook of Tocoma, Wash., Robert
C. "Bob" and Nancy Cook of Lawrenceville; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Margaret A. and John Biblehimer of Montoursville, Catherine M. "Cathy"
and David Slusser of Tioga; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two brothers and
sisters-in-law, James and Shirley McGee of Towanda, Joseph and Julie McGee
of Troy; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Richard Allen of Towanda,
Teresa and Larry Bailey of Millerton; two step-sisters, Susan (Kevin) Shedd
of Williamsburg, Va., JoEllen (Paul) Davis of Athens. Ann was predeceased
by her first husband, John J. Cook, in 1973; a brother, Jack McGee in 1962;
and a grandson, Robert "Bobby" Cook in 2009. Family and friends are
invited to call on Monday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A.
Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St.,
Mansfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 1,
at 11 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church with the Rev. Jacek J. Bialkowski
as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Wellsboro
Gazette – February 27, 2011
McINTOSH, Marion L. Fenstermacher
Age 85 of Mansfield, Pa, died on Saturday, July 5, 2003. She was born on September 26, 1917 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of the late Fred and Clara Treat McIntosh. Marian was married to Miles L. Fenstermacher, Jr. who died in 1965. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, a member of the Covington Church of Christ, Twilight Chapter # 475 OES where she was the secretary for 30 years. She was a member of the Covington Boro Grange # 1016 and the 55 plus Club of Mansfield. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Marian had worked as a school teacher, cook at the Covington School, owner of the Mansfield Diner, and retired after working at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Dietary Department. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia E. Fenstermacher of Mansfield, PA, June M. Teague of Mansfield, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Miles L. and Michele Fenstermacher III of Mansfield, PA; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 8, 2003, from 6 to 8 pm at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 11:00 am at the Covington Church of Christ with the Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating. An Eastern Star Service will be held at the church. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Covington Church of Christ or to the
GARRET A. McMULLEN [SRGP 88327]
Garret Alanson McMullen died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was the infant son of Judy (Sims) and Jason McMullen of Mansfield. Surviving are his parents; maternal grandparents, Gary and Edwina Sims of Troy; maternal great-grandfather, Theodore Sims of Troy; maternal great-grandmother, Frances Groover of Canton; paternal grandparents, Lois and Kline McMullen of Mansfield; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Joan Heichel of Mansfield; a paternal great-grandmother, Mary McMullen of Elmira, N.Y.; an aunt, Carlene (Michael) Starkey of Troy; an uncle, Brandon McMullen of Mansfield; great aunts, great uncles, cousins Kylie and Corey Starkey of Troy. A private graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 22, at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, with the Rev. Donald Newkirk officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, P.C., Mansfield.
MESSINGER Robert George [SRGP 82813]
Age 84, of Lewisburg, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, February 7, 2008, at RiverWoods Nursing Care Center in Lewisburg. Born in Kingston, NY, son of Mathilda (Heppner) and Alfred G. Messinger, he graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in music. During World War II, Bob served in Europe as a member of the Army Specialized Training Program, and was a proud participant in the 60-man Glee Club of the 222nd Infantry Regiment. As a soloist in the Glee Club, Bob performed in major cities throughout Austria, including a performance on Christmas Day, 1945 in the Vienna State Opera House. In 1948, he married Mary Lee Peterson of Mansfield. After a short time teaching in Watertown, NY, Bob and Mary Lee settled in Mansfield, where he joined his father-in-law, Herbert G. Peterson in the family business, T.W. Judge Company, working there from 1950 to 1993. During his many years in Mansfield he was a generous contributor to the community, serving as a Director of the School Board, The Green Home, AAA North Central Penn, and District Manager of the North Penn Gas Company. He served on the Board of Directors of First Citizens Bank for 34 years and as Chairman of the Board of the holding company from 1987-1994. He was a very active member of St. James Episcopal Church, Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield Festival Chorus, and the Mansfield and Wellsboro Men's Choruses. Local residents will recall his participation in the Mansfield State College Summer Opera Workshop, including notable performances as Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun and Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof. Bob and Mary Lee moved to RiverWoods in Lewisburg, PA in 2003, but never forgot their roots in Mansfield or the friends they cherish. Bob and Mary Lee were honored by their selection as Citizens of the Year in Mansfield in 2003. Bob will be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, dedication to his family, church and community, love of music, beautiful baritone voice, and his commitment to the customers he valued and served at T.W. Judge Co. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Lee; daughter, Nan Lansinger and her husband, Bob, children, Reed, Peter and Diana of Rosemont, PA; and daughter, Lee Stearns and her husband, David of Mobile, Alabama, and their daughter, Erin of Atlanta, GA. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, PA, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2008. A local memorial service will also be held at the RiverWoods Nursing Care Center chapel on Friday, February 22, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Albright Care Services, for the RiverWoods benevolent care fund, 90 Maplewood Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/10/2008.
MICKELSON Douglas Age 49, of Fairview, TN,
died Wednesday, September 20, 2006. A graveside service will be held at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2006, in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield,
PA, with the Rev. Dr. Joseph McNamara officiating. Services under the direction
of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments,
PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
MILKS - Allen A. Milks [SRGP 40422],
of Sherwood Manor Apts., Mansfield, died on Saturday, April 27, 1991 at
the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 7,
1917 in Perrysburg, NY, he was the son of George B. and Carol R. Allen
Milks. He was an U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the
First Methodist church in Limestone, NY. He had been an employee of the
former Mansfield College for 13 years, retiring in 1979. He was formerly
employed by A.R.A.M.C.O. Oil Company in Saudi Arabia and the Kendall Refining
Company of Olean, NY. Surviving are his wife, Mary Hanna Howe Milks of
Mansfield; one son, Paul J. Milks of Bradford; one stepdaughter, Mary Lee
Edney of Horseheads, NY; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will
be announced at a later date. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.
Arrangements were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Memorial
donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association. - Wellsboro
Gazette, May 1, 1991
MILLER MARIE [SRGP 83203]
SCHWAB Marie M. Age 86, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died May 3, 2006 at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born January 24, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Fred and Helen Miller. Marie was employed as a secretary for the former Mansfield State Teachers College and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Gloria of Mansfield, PA, Thomas and Susan of Horseheads, NY, Frank and Susan of Towanda, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and John Farrer of Mansfield, PA; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1990; and a brother, Weston Irvine. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Saturday 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kay Schwab officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions in Marie's memory may be made to Mansfield Free Public Library Mortar & Bricks Project, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933, or the Mansfield Food Pantry, 771 Lot #1 Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA 16933
MILLS Boyd M. [SRGP 88311] - Boyd M. Mills, 77, of 165 South Main Street, Mansfield, died Wednesday, September 19, 1979, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 2, 19902, at Lumber City, Clearfield County, he was the son of John and Army Belle Rayder Mills. He was a member of Painted Post Masonic Lodge 117, Corning, NY, and Corning Consistory. He was a retired locomotive engineer for the former New York Central Railroad. His wife, the former Dorothy Blanchard, is his only immediate survivor. The funeral was held Friday at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Guy W. Camp 3rd, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 26, 1979, p.8
JAMES P. MITCHELL [SRGP 19743]
James P. Mitchell, 97, of RR2, Millerton, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 23, 1906 in Gazzum, Clearfield County, he was the son of William and Clara Goddard Mitchell. James was a retired farmer and employee of Dairylea. Surviving are his wife of 71 years, the former Letta Giles; son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Mildred Mitchell of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Barrett Cockrum of Winter Springs, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Friends were invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. Services followed calling hours on Saturday, May 8 with Bruce Furman officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. or the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR2, Box 1495, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.
MIZDAIL Dennis J. (SRGP 87029) - Dennis J. Mizdail, Sr.,
age 83, of Mansfield, PA, died on Friday, June 11, 2010 at home. Dennis
was born November 21, 1926 in Ceastown, PA, a son of William and Frances
(Sobieski) Mizdail. Dennis was the husband of Pauline (Hancher) Mizdail
and would have celebrated their 59th anniversary on July 14th. He retired
from the Ralston Purina Co. after 41 years of employment. Dennis was a
member of Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield. He was a member of the
American Legion Post #478, the N.R.A., and the 3rd and 4th Degree Knights
of Columbus. He was a U.S. Army Paratrooper during WWII. Dennis is survived
by his wife, Pauline of Mansfield; six sons, Dennis, Jr. of Abington, MA,
William and Gregory of Tioga, PA, Robert, Jeffrey and Joseph all of Mansfield,
PA; four daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret and David Colegrove of Tioga,
PA, Rebecca McConnell of Leadville, CO, Frances Mizdail of Denver, CO,
Elizabeth Mizdail of Mansfield, PA; five grandchildren, Laura (Brett) Abel,
Matthew Colegrove, Jay McConnell, Nikolas Mizdail, Kristian Mizdail; two
great grandchildren, Scout Abel and Iris Abel; five sisters, Margaret Schrama
and Leona Mizdail of Hunlock Creek, PA, Hedwig Kupersmit of New York, NY,
Frances Castiglioni of Stamford, CT, Marie Mark of Hunlock Creek, PA. Dennis
was predeceased by a great grandson, Mason Abel in 2005, brothers, Frank
and Eugene Mizdail. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June
14, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel,
Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 10:00
A.M. at Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA with the Rev. John J.
Chmil as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut
St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Buckheit Funeral Home, June 12, 2010
MOORE - IVA M. RUMSEY (SRGP 05983)
MOORE, Ronda [SRGP 45975] - Ronda Mitchell, age 50, of Mansfield, PA, died suddenly on Friday, July 24, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Ronda was born March 18, 1959 in Wellsboro, PA, and was the daughter of Ronald and Eleanor (Kendrick) Moore. She was the wife of David E. Mitchell. Ronda was the owner and operator of Wests Dining Room and Lounge in Mansfield. She enjoyed spending time with her family, horseback riding, and collecting carousels, and taking her granddaughter to pick wild flowers. Ronda is survived by her husband, David; a daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Neal Graham of Nauvoo; her parents, Ronald and Eleanor Moore of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren, Mackenzi, Ashley and Lacey; a brother and sister-in-law, Russell Rusty and Laurie Moore of Stafford, VA; a sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Terry VanOrden of Mansfield, PA; a father-in-law, Carl Mitchell of Covington, an aunt Kaye Brown of Blossburg, PA; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Beatrice Mitchell in 2008. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Monday, July 27, 2009 from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow the viewing on Monday at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.
MORGAN, ELLIS E. [SRGP 70856]
Age 64, Tuesday, November 29, 1983. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, South Main Street, Mansfield, Thursday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and Committal Friday at 11 am at Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. The Rev. Deborah Casey officiating. Burial Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. The family will furnish flowers. Donations to be made to Memorial Fund of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. Survived by his wife Margaret Cleveland Morgan, one daughter and son-in-law Jeanne and Jerry Smith of Mansfield; three sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Nancy Morgan of Felton, PA; David and Bonnie Morgan of Montrose, PA, Bruce and Debbie Morgan of Elizabethtown, PA; nine grandchildren; three brothers Dean of Canton, PA, Merrill of Wellsburg, NY, La Vern of Horseheads, NY; sister Mrs. Enid Ingerick of De Leon Springs, FL and mother Verna Morgan of Deland, FL. He was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples and he was born August 16, 1919 in Wheelerville, PA to Leon E. and Verna Miller Morgan.
A Mansfield man died of a heart attack during a hunting trip in Rutland Township Tuesday afternoon. Ellis Morgan, 64, of 217 E. Main St., Mansfield, was hunting on Legislative Rt. 5065, six miles north of Mansfield, when he was stricken with a coronary. Police said Morgan died instantly. Morgan was pronounced dead at the scene by deputy coroner Lee Harvey.
MORRIS - Mrs. Catherine Morris Swan [SRGP
86957], aged 70 years, of Mansfield, died last week Monday afternoon,
March 7 , at the Glenmary Sanitarium, at Owego, NY. The remains were
taken to Mansfield for interment. She was a daughter of Dr. Joseph Paschal
& Sarah Ellis Morris, and was born March 1, 1840. She was married on
April 27, 1859, to Charles F. Swan, who died January 3, 1886. To them three
children were born - Alfred Morris Swan, who died on March 18, 1905; Mary,
wife of James K. Thompson, a major in the United States army, now of Hot
Springs, Arkansas, and Charles Joseph Swan, M.D., of Evanston, Illinois.
Mrs. Swan was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, of Mansfield. - Wellsboro
Agitator, March 16, 1910
MORRIS - Sarah E. Morris - [SRGP 86437]
Frederick K. Wright and Mrs. J.H. Putnam were called to Mansfield last
Monday on account of the sickness of their aunt, Mrs. Sarah E. Morris.
Mrs. Morris died yesterday morning. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 5, 1898
[Both real name and married alias were Morris]
Death of Dr. Joseph P MORRIS [SRGP 86436]
ONE OF THE OLDEST CITIZENS OF MANSFIELD CALLED TO HIS REWARD 1809-12/17/1892
Dr. Joseph P Morris died of old age at his home in Mansfield last Saturday. He had been steadily failing in strength and mental vigor for a number of years. He was long identified with the business interests of that part of the county. Dr. Joseph P Morris was born in Philadelphia in 1809. In 1834 he went to Blossburg when there were but three families residing there, and he helped to open the mines and build the railroad in both of which enterprises he was largely interested. In 1842 he went to Mansfield and remained four years, when he moved to this borough. He resided here eight years, then returned to Mansfield where he spent the remainder of his life. Dr. Morris purchased, about the first time he went to Mansfield, the Asa Mann property, which included about all the land now occupied by the borough. He was always active and enterprising in the work of building up the place. He gave six acres of land as the site for the Mansfield Classical Seminary, now the State Normal School. He also gave the lot for the Episcopal Church. He was very liberal in his gifts to the Normal school and all other Public enterprises. He was a trustee of the school for many years. In 1836 Dr. Morris married Sarah E. daughter of Samuel W. Morris, of this borough who survives him. This aged and respected couple have enjoyed a serene old age in their beautiful home called “The Wren’s Nest” on an elevation over-looking the borough of Mansfield.