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, 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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SARGENT – Nathan Lee Sargent, 1, [SRGP 89333] of 560 Carpenter Road, Mansfield, died Friday, Jan. 8, 1993, at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Born Aug. 22, 1991, in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Fred and Jolyn Hakes Sargent. Surviving besides his parents, are maternal grandparents, Victor and Cora Hakes; paternal grandparents, Leo and Stella Sargent of Mansfield, paternal great-grandmother, Florence Sargent of Mansfield; maternal great-grandparents, Sam and Marjorie Chilson of Covington; aunts and uncles, Ronald Sargent, Barbara Sargent, both of Mansfield, Annette and Dennis Hallock of Winburne, Megan and Steve Patch of Cortland, NY, Corena and Bert West of Saraland, Alaska; and several other aunts, uncles and cousins. Calling hours were held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Services were held following calling hours. The Rev. Donald Newkirk, pastor of Tioga Center Baptist Church, Tioga Center, NY, officiated. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, January 13, 1993
SCHENCK – MRS. JUNE E. SCHENCK WILSON [SRGP 54582],, age 38, of Tioga RD 2, died Sunday, June 7, 1964. She was a member of the Tioga Junction Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Robert L. Wilson; sons, Benjamin, Gary and Stephen, all at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Schenck of Tioga RD 2; sister, Mrs. Genevieve Gilbert of Tioga RD 2. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 pm, with Rev. Lester J. Showalter officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.
SCHENCK - MRS. JUNE E. SCHENCK WILSON [SRGP 54582], age 38, of Tioga RD 2, died Sunday, June 7, 1964. She was a member of the Tioga Junction Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Robert L. Wilson; sons, Benjamin, Gary and Stephen, all at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Schenck of Tioga RD 2; sister, Mrs. Genevieve Gilbert of Tioga RD 2.
Frederick W. Age 86, of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, February 25, 2007, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Frederick was the husband of Gladys M (Brooks) Schirmer with whom he would have observed a 62nd wedding anniversary on May 5, 2007. Frederick was born on March 27, 1920. He retired from the former Armco after 25 years of service. After his retirement, he was a driver for EMTA for 15 years. Frederick was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, PA. He was a WWII US Army veteran and a member of the Mansfield VFW. Frederick received the Max Colgrove Citizen of the Year Award in 1988. Frederick is survived by his wife, Gladys; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Thomas Mazzuchi, PhD.; four grandchildren, Sara (Joseph) Pranio, Thomas Jr., Joel and Molly Mazzuchi; a brother, Carl Schirmer of Long Island, NY; two sisters, Margaret Boyle of Brooklyn, NY, and Katherine Orum of Glenham, NY. A daughter, Linda Jean Schirmer, in 1965, preceded him in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 1, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, and on Friday, March 2, 2007, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Academy St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 2, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.
The body of Ransom Schofield was taken to Mansfield from Buffalo for burial, which was made in Oakwood cemetery, Feb. 12. A public service was held in Buffalo before the funeral party started for Mansfield. Mr. Schofield was in his 65th year. He was born in Delmar township, Tioga county, and lived near Mansfield several years. After moving to Buffalo he entered the Curtis plant, where he had an excellent position as time-keeper, being known as one of the “charter members” in the company’s service. He was a member of the Methodist church in Buffalo. His death occurred Feb. 10, in Buffalo, after an illness of two weeks with hardening of the liver. He had recently undergone two operations in the hope of receiving relief. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Jud Schofield, of Chester, and Harry, of Buffalo; two daughters, Mrs. Geo. Hall, of Rutland, and Miss Mable Schofield, of Buffalo; four grandsons, Winfred, Bernard and Vincent Hall, of Rutland, and Harry Schofield Jr., of Buffalo; and one granddaughter, Miss Amber Sours, who has made her home with her grandparents. (The Agitator, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)
REV. EDWARD R. SCHOLZ age 73 of Memorial Home Community, Penney Farms, Florida, formerly of Penna. Ave., Elmira, Friday, November 12, 1971 in Florida. Funeral will be held Monday in Florida. Body will arrive in Elmira Tuesday afternoon. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Committal services will be held Tuesday at 9 p.m. at the funeral home, the Rev. Howard E. Adamy of Centenary United Methodist Church officiating. Burial Wednesday in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, Penna. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his name to the Centenary United Methodist Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/16/1971
- MARIE S. McCONNELL
Marie Schwab McConnell, 103, of Mansfield died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 23, 1898, in Germania, she was the daughter of Alfred and Katherine (Stahli) Schwab. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church; a member of the former Mansfield Utopian Club, the Mansfield Garden Club, the Audubon Society and a volunteer gray lady at the Blossburg Hospital. She was formerly employed at the Grange Bank and for many years at Tri County Rural Electric where she was a bookkeeper. Preceding her in death were her husband, Ernest (Shorty) McConnell, in 1977;daughter, Shirley Ann Johnson, in 2001; one grandson, Steven Kiley Johnson in 1997; two brothers, two sisters and "special brother and sister" Robert Schwab and Gladys Schwab Merrill. Surviving are two granddaughters and grandson-in-law, Susan Marie Johnson of Charlottesville, Va., and Sarah and Jerry Valimont of Mainesburg; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Scott and Vicki Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., and Stuart Johnson of Easton, Md., and Stacey M. (Barbara) Johnson of Mansfield; granddaughter-in-law, Judy Johnson of Tioga; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister, Freda Schanutz of Bethany Center, Elmira, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church, St. James Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel officiating. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel,Crematory and Monuments, Mansfield.
SCHWAB – Robert Rene Schwab, 74, of RD3, Box 1098, Mansfield, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 1990, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a lengthy illness. Born July 30, 1915, in Leetonia, he was the son of Robert E. and Angela Gasnier Schwab. He was a graduate of the Mansfield State Teachers College, a 42 year employee of the Tri-County Electric Co., retiring in 1980, a veteran of the US Army WWII, was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. He and his wife observed their 47th wedding anniversary on June 21, 1989. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Miller, three sons, John of Mansfield, Thomas of Elmira Heights, NY, and Frank of Burlington; one daughter, Linda Wentzel of Blossburg; sisters, Marie McConnell of Mansfield and Gladys Merrill of Canton; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 2-4 PM. Services were held at the church at the conclusion of calling hours. Rev. Rudolph J. Van der Hiel officiated. Family provided the flowers. Burial was made at the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to The Arthritis Foundation, the Mansfield Methodist Church or the Mansfield Ambulance Association. Arrangements were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, 31 Jan. 1990, p.10
SCOTT Graydon A. Age 74, formerly of Mansfield, PA, diedat 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath, NY. He was the husband of the late Christine E. (Kinch) Scott, who diedon January 24, 1993. Mr. Scott was born on December 4, 1930 in Troy, PA. He was the son of the late Galen A. Scott and Elizabeth (Harrer) Duffin. Graydon was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the United States Army. Mr. Scott was a self-employed accountant in the Mansfield area. Graydon was responsible for Mansfield University receiving their first computer system and was in charge of the first computer scored exam at the university. He was former member of Mansfield Borough Council, a member of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, and was the organizer of BOOM (Betterment Organization of Mansfield, Inc.). Graydon was awarded the Mansfield Citizen Of The Year in 1992, and helped spearhead the project of bringing the horse head hitching posts to the streets of Mansfield, and had a community park named after him. He was a lifetime member of the Mansfield Lions Club where he won many local and state awards. Many folks around Mansfield would recognize Graydon as George Washington in the holiday parades. Mr. Scott is survived by a son, Thomas A. Scott and his wife, Nilsa Maldonado-Mendez of Dryden, NY; and a daughter, Debra A. Scott of Philadelphia, PA; a granddaughter, Emily Scott of Elmira, NY; a brother, Ammon Scott and his wife, Carolyn of Fort Collins, CO; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Graydon was preceded in death by his grandson, Alex Scott, who diedin June of 2003. Family and friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc. 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, on Saturday, February 12, 2005, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be held immediately following the viewing at 11:00 a.m. Pastor John Sotero of the First Assembly of God in Ithaca, NY, will be officiating. Interment will follow the service in Oakwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Mansfield Lions Club, P.O. Box 353, Mansfield, PA 16933 in Graydon Scott's name.
SCOTT – Graydon A. Scott, 74, formerly of Mansfield, diedat 4:15 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005 at the Bath Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath, NY. He was the husband of the late Christine E. Kinch Scott who diedon Jan. 24, 1993. Mr. Scott was born on Dec. 4, 1930 in Troy. He was the son of the late Galen A. Scott and Elizabeth (Harrer) Duffin. Graydon was a Korean War Veteran, serving in the United States Army. Mr. Scott was a self-employed accountant in the Mansfield area. Graydon was responsible for Mansfield University receiving their first computer system and was in charge of the first computer scored exam at the university. He was a member of Mansfield Borough Council, a member of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, and was the organizer of BOOM (Betterment Organization of Mansfield, Inc.) Graydon was awarded the Mansfield Citizen of the Year in 1992, and helped spearhead the project of bringing the horse head hitching posts to the streets of Mansfield, and had a community park named after him. He was a life-time member of the Mansfield Lions Club where he won many local and state awards. Many folks around Mansfield would recognize Graydon as George Washington in the holiday parades. Mr. Scott is survived by a son, Thomas A. Scott and his wife Nilsa Maldonado-Mendez of Dryden, NY; a daughter, Debra A. Scott of Philadelphia; a granddaughter, Emily Scott of Elmira, NY; a brother, Ammon Scott and his wife Carolyn of Fort Collins, Colo.; and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Graydon was preceded in death by his grandson, Alex Scott who diedin June of 2003. Family and friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., Mansfield, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005. The funeral service was held immediately following the viewing with Pastor John Sotero of the First Assembly of God in Ithaca, NY officiating. Interment followed the service in Oakwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Mansfield Lions Club, PO Box 353, Mansfield, PA 16933 in Graydon Scott’s name. – The Gazette, 16 Feb. 2005
SCUDDER – MRS. GRACE BIXBY, 84, of Mansfield RD 1, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 1961 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frederick Sullivan, 201 Walnut St., Painted Post, NY. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples, Covington, and the North Elk Run Grange. Survived by daughter, Mrs. F. Sullivan of Painted Post, NY; sisters, Mrs. Emma Myers and Mrs. Frankie Barcker, both of Syracuse, NY; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Franklin Bixby of Mansfield; grandsons, Robert E. Bixby and Clifford Bixby, Jr. both of Mansfield RD 1; great-grandsons, Robert Bixby Jr. and Jimmy Bixby, both of Mansfield RD 1; great-granddaughters, Mrs. Thomas Smith of Mansfield and Mrs. Charles Thompson of California. Funeral services were held on Sunday at 1:30 pm at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield with Rev. Norman West officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.
SELLECK, CARL L., (SRGP 27928) Carl L. Selleck, 81, formerly of Mansfield, died March 12, 1987 after an extended illness. He was born April 26, 1905 in Granville Township, Bradford County, the son of Luzerne and Jesse Ballard Selleck. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Mansfield, a life member of the Wheel Inn Inc., in Trout Run and was a retired auto mechanic. He is survived by his wife, Christine Leiby Selleck; sons, Carl E. Selleck of Gaithersburg, MD and Earl H. Selleck of Hamilton, NY; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with Rev. James T. Dawes officiating and interment to be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be sent to the Mansfield Firemen’s Ambulance Association or a charity of one’s choice. (TGR March 19, 1987)
SEELY Merrill L.
Wellsboro Gazette - August 4, 1938
Merrill L. Seely, 57, of Wellsboro, died last Thursday at his home on Woodland avenue. A native of Knorville, Mr. Seely moved here at the age of six with his parents. Following the barber trade in his early life, Mr. Seely later became associated with the Dartt Auto Company where he worked up until the time of his illness. Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Mary Seely; three sons, Harold, of Detroit ; Howard L. and Curtis M. Seely, of Wellsboro; four daughters, Mrs. Louise Kinney, of Milford, Mich; Mrs. Luva Seely Suhr; Misses Mary E. and Doris E. Seely, all of Wellsboro; and six grandchildren. Funeral rites were conducted Saturday afternoon at the Evans funeral home with burial in the Mansfield cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - August 3, 1938
Merrill L. Seely, aged 57 years, of Wellsboro, died early Thursday .morning after an illness of seven weeks. Pneumonia was the immediate cause of his death. He was a son of the late Marion E. and Emily A. Seely. The funeral was held Saturday at the Evans Funeral Home; burial at Mansfield. He is survived by seven children -Harold, of Detroit; Mrs. Harold Keeney, of Milford, Mich.; Mrs. James Suhr, Howard L., Mary E., Doris E, and Curtis M. Seely, of Wellsboro. Mr. Seely was formerly a business partner in Wellsboro of Arthur Spencer, who also died early Thursday morning. Those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben F. Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Curtis, daughter Lucille, Mrs. Helen Sayre, of Geneva; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Curtis, daughter, Betty, of Rochester; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Curtis, of Johnson City; Mr. Lewis Whittaker, daughter Betty, of Elmira, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Westlake, of Horseheads, Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Kinney, of Milford, Mich.; Harold Seely, of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sutliff, of Addison.
SESLER - Curry L. Sesler [SRGP 89433] of Westfield died Sunday evening, February 14, 1954 after an extended illness. He was 67 years of age. Besides his widow, Mrs. Lillian W. Sesler, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clara Genther of Cincinnati, OH, and Mrs. Louise Keely of Portsmouth, VA; one brother, Benjamin of London, OH; and three sisters, Mrs. Edith Stephens, Mrs. Ona Mills and Mrs. Gertrude Sherwood, all of Columbus, OH. The funeral was held Wednesday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Howard Stiff officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, February 25, 1954
SHAILER - Mrs. Adeline Capell [SRGP 85927],
widow of Charles Capell, died at her home on Main street Sunday night. Two
daughters and one son survive her. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 31, 1899
SHAW Joan (SRGP 68493) BIXBY, Joan M.
Joan M. Bixby, 75, of Ulster, PA died at her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Joan was born in Mansfield, PA on February 8, 1935 the daughter of Robert Shaw and the late Pauline Clark Shaw. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School class of 1953. In earlier years, she worked as a nurse at the Wellsboro and Troy Hospitals. She also worked for a time at Bishop's Restaurant in Ulster. Joan was active in the Ulster Fireman's Auxiliary and served on the Ulster Election Board. Joan loved to cook and overcame many obstacles in life inspired by her love for her family especially her children, their spouses and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Shaw in 1987. She is survived by: Her Father, Robert Shaw of Mansfield, PA; Sons: Steve Bixby and his wife Karen of Ulster, PA Mike Bixby and his wife Lynnette of Fassett, PA Tom Bixby and his wife Michelle of East Smithfield, PA Joe Bixby of East Smithfield, PA; Daughter, Susan Hadlock and her husband Ralph of Ulster, PA; Grandchildren: Tony Bixby, Michelle LeVan, Megan Bixby, Tyler Bixby, Eli Bixby, Brooke Hadlock and Ryan Hadlock; Great-Grandchildren, Hailey Bixby and Morgan LeVan; Sisters: Deanna Rumsey and her husband Jerry of Mansfield, PA Paula Bush and her husband Arthur of Greenville, SC; Brothers: Gary Shaw of Mansfield, PA Paul Shaw and his wife Connie of Mansfield, PA; Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; A Special Friend, Romayne Cotter. Special thanks to daughter-in-law, Karen Bixby and Guthrie Hospice nurse Anja Miller for their exceptional care of Joan during her illness as well as her sons and daughter and their family's. The funeral service will be held Friday, August 6, 2010 at 3 p.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral Home, 6 Gordon Farr St. Ulster, PA with the Rev. Sandy Brant, pastor of the Ulster United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be Saturday morning in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Mather Memorial Library, PO Box Ulster, PA 18850 or to the Ulster-Sheshequin Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary in care of Kirby McClain, RR 2 Ulster, PA. 18850 in Joan M. Bixby's memory.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 5, 2010
SHAW Robert B. Shaw (SRGP 06558)
94, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Mansfield, the son of Earl and Daisy Brace Shaw. Bob was a retired police officer at Mansfield University and he also retired from First Citizens National Bank. He had served on the Mansfield Borough Council, was a life member of the Mansfield Firemen's Ambulance Association, a member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club and the Dad's of Foreign Service Veterans Post 264. Bob is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deanne and Jerald Rumsey of Mansfield, Paula and Arthur Bush of Greenwood, S.C.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary Shaw of Mansfield, Paul and Connie Shaw of Mansfield; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Paulie Shaw of Dallas, Texas, Earl Jr. and Margaret Shaw of Damascus, Md., Bryon and Barbara Shaw of Painted Post, N.Y., Harold and Elaine Shaw of Mansfield, Gayle and Barbara Shaw of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister, Marilyn Lee of Bolivar, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Pauline Clark Shaw in January 1987; a daughter, Joan Bixby in August 2010; two brothers, Daryl and Leland Shaw; and four sisters, his twin sister, Roberta Vaughn, Leree Coates, Virginia Erway, and Alice Scott. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 6 p.m. with his son-in-law, Arthur Bush officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions in Bob's memory may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or the Mansfield Firemen's Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Wellsboro Gazette - November 8, 2010
SHAW - Wells A. Shaw, 86, [SRGP 08286] of Interlaken, NY died Monday, Dec. 7, 1959. He was the son of the late William and Emma Wells Shaw of Mansfield. He was a member of Trumansburg Methodist church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Celia Van Ness Shaw; daughter, Mrs. George M. Slingerland, both of Interlaken, NY; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. funeral services will be held at the Hurlburt Funeral Home in Interlaken, Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. J. Emory Smith will officiate. Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, the Rev. Donald Cronk officiating. - Mansfield Advertiser, Dec. 1959
Death Claims Mansfield Businessman-Wilford W. SHAW,(SRGP 12768) 41, funeral director here for many years, died at the Blossburg State Hospital to add for a.m. today after being ill since Wednesday. He was born here are April 15, 1903, graduated from the high school, State Teachers College and the Eckels School of Embalming. He was associated in the furniture and funeral business with his father until about 20 years ago when his to parent retired and he assumed the management. Mr. Shaw was trustee of the Presbyterian Church, past master of Friendship Masonic Lodge , member of Zebulon Royal Arch Chapter, past noble grand of the I.O.O. F., member of Corey Creek Golf Club, Tioga County Undertakers Association, and past President of the Business Man's Association. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Bryce R. and Jack W.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.. B. Shaw of Mansfield; brothers, Nelson B. Shaw, Kankakee, Illinois; Corporal Lester, Pacific area; Captain John, Georgia; 1st Lieutenant LB, Germany; Edson Shaw, Mansfield; sisters, Miss Martha Shaw, Philadelphia, Mrs. Vincent Ferrer, Charleston, South Carolina.. Services will be held at the Shaw Funeral Home Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the Rev. M.E. Bartholomew officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. [Error- Tombstone is in Oakwood Cemetery]
SHEARER, Elizabeth - Elizabeth "Betty" S. Updyke, age 97, of Mansfield, PA died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro, PA. Elizabeth was born March 28, 1917 in Clarence, PA, a daughter of Harry D. and Margaret L. (Lorrah) Ludwig. She worked at Mansfield University in the cafeteria. Elizabeth is survived by 2 daughters, Michelle Smith of Elmira, NY, and Nedra (Gary) Loomis of Mansfield, PA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Harland S. Borden; a daughter, Corinne Warren; 3 sons, Richard, Luverne and Donald Borden; 2 sisters, Dorothy Ross and Billie Smith. In keeping with Elizabeth's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. – Buckheit Funeral Obituary, August 13, 2014
SHERMAN –CAROLINE LUCY (SHERMAN) AVERY. Age 86 of Mansfield, PA died Saturday, May 10, 2003 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Caroline was born on May 4, 1917 in Rutland Twp., Tioga Co., PA, a daughter of Walter B. and Daisy M. Bryant. She was the wife of the late Merle Avery. Caroline was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield. Caroline is survived by two daughters. Daisy (Kenneth) Hicks of RD #2 Mansfield, PA, and Frances “Fran” Bolt of Millerton, PA, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. A daughter, Genevieve Updike; two brothers, James W. and Colie G. Sherman; a sister, Helen C. Sherman preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 12, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 1 PM at the First Baptist Church with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. John Whitfield and the Rev. Benjamin Nevin, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial donations may be sent to Daisy Hicks, RD 2, Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
SHUTTER - GRACE S. CLEVELAND [SRGP 87800]
Mrs. Grace S. Cleveland, 90, of Lopez Island, Wash., formerly of 153 South Main Street, Mansfield, died Saturday, Oct. 10, at Lopez Island. Born Feb. 9, 1897, at Tioga Township, she was a daughter of Reubin and Angie Schinke Shutter. Co-owner with Mrs. Mabel Hubers of the Alteration Shop in Mansfield from 1956-59, she was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church in Mansfield, the Herbert Lee Webster, American Legion Auxiliary in Tioga, and the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge in Mansfield. Her husband, Wayne Cleveland, died in 1954. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, W. Harvey and Shirley Cleveland of Susquehanna; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Clark Sherwood of Lopez Island, Wash.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, James and Harry Shutter, both of Tioga; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. today, (Wednesday, Oct. 14), at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield. The Rev. James T. Dawes, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery
SISSON, Elnora C. (SRGP 55507) - Elnora C. Waltz,
67, of RD3, Mansfield, died Thursday, March 21, 1985, in Corning NY Hospital.
Her husband, Richard C. Waltz, died in 1969. Born April 3, 1917, at Covington,
she was a daughter of Ivan and Laura Gaige Sisson. She was a member of Jackson
Center United Methodist church. Mrs. Waltz also was a member of Mansfield Green
Thumb Garden Club. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Donald Crane, of South
Corning, NY, and Mrs. Thomas [Bonnie] Smith, of Mansfield RD2; two sisters,
Mrs. Laureen Parker of Liberty, Mrs. Jessie VanNess of Clifton, Ariz.; three
brothers, Elwood Sisson of Phoenix, Ariz., Willard Sisson of Tioga, Preston
Sisson of RD1 Millerton; mother-in-law, Mrs. Lepha Waltz of Wellsboro; five
grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the
Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. The
Rev. Max Furman, her pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 27, 1985,
SILVANEY – George Albert Silvaney, 57, of
Millerton RR1, died Monday Sept. 11, 1995, at Roswell Park Hospital, Buffalo,
NY. Born July 17, 1938, in Perth Amboy, NJ, he was the son of George and Alma
McClister Silvaney. He was the owner-operator of TI-COM and TI-COM Paging. He
was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church of Mansfield; Knights of
Columbus, 4th degree; Mansfield Chamber of Commerce; Jackson Township emergency
coordinator; National Association of Business and Radio and ACT. He was United
States Navy veteran, graduate of RCA Institute in New York City and attended
Middlesex County Community College. Surviving besides his mother, are his wife,
Betty Lounsbury Silvaney; two sons, George J. Silvaney of Pittsburgh, Joseph E.
Silvaney, at home; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Randy Benson of
Muncie, Ind.; one sister, Marie Degon of Sarasota, Fla. Calling hours will be
held on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 15, from 9:30-10:30
a.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. A mass will
be celebrated at Holy Child Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Friday. The Rev.
Joseph Rafferty will officiate. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery,
Mansfield. Donations may be made to Hope Lodge, 197 Summer St., Buffalo, NY
14222 or American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA
16901. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 13, 1995
SLINGERLAND, Colie H.(SRGP 57047) - Colie H.
Slingerland, 70, of Mansfield, died Saturday at Wellsboro Soldiers &
Sailors Memorial Hospital. Surviving are: a son, Warren of Mansfield; daughter,
Mrs. Thelma Roupp of Mansfield; two stepsons, Ross Kenyon of Tioga and Ernest
Kenyon of San Diego, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Doris Stratton of
Woodhull, NY and Mrs. Mary Carpenter of Binghamton; seven grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Shaw and Robena
Funeral Home on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. -
Wellsboro Gazette, September 25, 1969
SLINGERLAND - Mrs. Kate Barton [SRGP
51869], 81, a former resident of Mansfield, died Sunday, June 28 , at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.H. Murdock in White Plains, NY. Funeral
services were conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m., at St. James Episcopal Church,
Mansfield, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs.
A.H. Murdock of White Plains, Mrs. Joseph Dodd of Minnesota and Mrs. H.A.
Fordyce, Los Gatos, Calif., and several grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette,
July 2, 1936
SLINGERLAND - ROBERT W. SLINGERLAND, 17, (SRGP 66417) of Mansfield RD 1 died Saturday, June 25, 1960. He was a member of the Mansfield Methodist church. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Warren Slingerland; brothers, Charles and Ronald, sister, Helen, all at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Cox of Mansfield RD 1 and paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Cohe Slingerland of Mansfield RD 1. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 pm, the Rev. Donald Cronk officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery.
SLINGERLAND, Warren C. [SRGP 57048] - Warren C. Slingerland, age 64, of RD1, Mansfield died on Tuesday, May 28, 1985 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. He was born in Mansfield, PA January 11, 1921 the son of Colie H. and Helen Knapp Slingerland. He was a lifetime dairy farmer in the Mansfield area and had also been employed as a security guard at Mansfield State College for nine years retiring in 1977. He was a 35 year member of the former Tioga Valley Grange #918. He is survived by his wife, Alice Cox Slingerland; two sons, Charles of Mansfield and Ronald of Troy; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Burleigh of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 28th at the Scureman Funeral Home with the Rev. James T. Dawes and Terry Mickey officiating. Burial in the Oakwood Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 5, 1985, p.8
SLINGERLAND, William Walter - Mansfield Boy Killed in Fall Through Hay Chute - William Walter Slingerland, two year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Warren Slingerland, of Mansfield, RD, died at 2:55 o'clock Friday morning, March 26 , in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, eight hours after he fell down a hay chute. The child suffered a fractured skull. Mr. Slingerland said that the child was playing with an older brother in the hay mow when he fell nine feet to the barn floor. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 31, 1948, p.1
Wellsboro Agitator, 30 June 1960 p.6
THREE MEN KILLED IN SATURDAY CRASH - Three area young men were killed early Saturday when the car in which they were riding left Rt. 549 about seven miles north of Mansfield, struck a culvert and an embankment and overturned. Dead were: Robert W. Slingerland, 17, son of Mr. & Mrs. Warren Slingerland of Mansfield RD 1. Russell Chamberlain, 18, of Mainesburg, who was married and the father of a child. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Rex. Chamberlain of Mainesburg. Phillip Smith, 20, son of Mrs. June Smith of Mansfield. Chamberlain and Slingerland were killed instantly. Smith was pronounced dead at 3:52 am almost immediately after he was taken to Blossburg State Hospital by the Mansfield Firemen’s ambulance. the three were the only occupants of the car. Sgt. Russell Knowles of the Mansfield State Police barracks said the vehicle was being driven south towards Mansfield at “a high rate of speed” when it want off on the west shoulder near Lawrence Corners. He said the car struck a concrete culvert, then an embankment. It rolled over, throwing all three occupants our, and came to a halt on the pavement on its wheels, facing north. It was reported that a passing motorist discovered the accident and telephones police and firemen at 2:45 am. Coroner Harry Williams of Elkland has issued certificates of accidental death. He said Slingerland and Chamberlain had crushed chests and that all had fractured skulls, broken limbs and internal injuries.