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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SMART - [John] Jack Smart, [SRGP 89365] 73 of Elmira formerly of Arnot, died September 24  at a Nursing Home in Morris following an extended illness. Born in Arnot October 16, 1896, he was the son of John and Catherine E. Samuels Smart. He was formerly employed as a guard at the Crossing of the Ernie Davis High School in Elmira. His survivors include one brother, William Smith, of Arnot and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Shaw & Robena Funeral home in Mansfield. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery at Mansfield with Rev. Frank Donaldson, pastor of the Arnot Presbyterian Church officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 2, 1969
SMITH Alden B. Smith [SRGP 05177]
83, of Mansfield, Pa., died Jan. 12, 2012, at home. He was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Mansfield, Pa, the son of Vernon and Alice Jerald Smith. Alden was a retiree of Mansfield University, and was the University's Mountaineer Mascot. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Clayton Rash of Belcamp, Md.; a sister, Dena Brownlee of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerald and Jeanne Smith of Mansfield, Pa.; two grandchildren, Brandi and Katlyn Rash and two great-grandchildren, Nicole and Tyler Rash. He was predeceased by his wife, Mirabel in 2005. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Monday 1 to 3 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Williamsport Sun Gazette – January 14, 2012
CLARENCE M. SMITH (SRGP 05168) Township burial
records indicate removal from Schodac Cemetery to Oakwood by order of wife,
Clarence M. Smith died at his home in Schodac, May 10, 1923, after an illness, of two weeks’ duration of pneumonia and other trouble. He had been in poor health most of the winter and had not the strength to resist pneumonia. He was the youngest son of Chester C. and Mary Ann Smith, born on the farm where he died in Richmond Township, June 28th, 1868; his entire life having been spent on the farm. On December 8th, 1894, he was married to Miss Mary Cleveland. To them four children were born, Zula (Mrs. Alfred Cleveland), Hazel (Mrs. Charles Barker), Neva (Mrs. Chas. Lambertson), and Morris. Clarence Smith was a good man, kind hearted and of a jolly nature; a man who will be greatly missed. He was a kind husband and a loving father. He was an active member of North Elk Run Grange and of the Baptist Church at Mansfield. Besides the widow and children above mentioned, he is survived by three grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Collins, of Charleston, and Mrs. Julia Packard, of Pine City. One sister Mrs. Ursula Harvey, and a brother, Willis, have preceded him to that better and brighter land. The funeral was held from the family home Sunday at two o’clock, Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating, burial was in the family plot in Schodac. The many floral offerings and the great number that attended his funeral spoke of the high esteem in which he was held.
ELWIN D. SMITH (SRGP 08060)
A private funeral will be Wednesday for Elwin D. Smith, 82, of Mansfield RD 2, brother of Mrs. Louise Metzger, of this city. Mr. Smith died Friday, June 30, 1989, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was a third generation farmer on the Smith Homestead in Richmond Twp., Tioga County, and was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Born at Laquin, Bradford County, on May 12, 1907, he was a son of Ernest G. and Mayme McKay Smith. Surviving, besides Mrs. Metzger, are his wife, the former Myrtle Perkins; five sons, Stanley J., of Lockwood, NY, Standford E., of Monroeton, Richard D., of Millerton, Roger W., of Mansfield, and Gary G., of Winchester, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Deming, of Tioga, and Mrs. Sally Daniels, of Trumansburg, NY; two other sisters, Mrs. Arlene Carrol, in Maryland, and Mrs. Alice Bastian, of Corning, NY, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandsons. A private family funeral will be Wednesday at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. Thoams Searfoss, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers.
ELWIN D. SMITH, (SRGP 08060) of RD 2, Box 217, Mansfield, PA, Friday, June 30, 1989 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. No visitation and a Private Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, the Rev. Thomas Searfoss officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to: the United Methodist Church, Mansfield, PA or the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, the former Myrtle Olga Perkins; 5 sons, Stanley J. of Lockwood, NY, Stanford E. of Monroeton, PA, Richard D. of Millerton, PA, Roger W. of Mansfield, PA and Gary G. of Winchester, CA; 2 daughters, Mrs. Howard (Nancy) Deming of Tioga, PA and Mrs. Dare (Sally) Daniels, of Trumansburg, NY; 3 sisters, Arlene Carrol of Maryland and Louise Metzger of Williamsport, PA, Alice Bastian of Corning, NY; 17 grandchildren; 3 great grandsons. He was a 3rd generation farmer on the Smith Homestead and a retired employee of Penn DOT. He was born May 12, 1907 in Laquin, PA to Ernest G. and Mayme McKay Smith. –Elmira Star Gazette
SMITH Gwendolyn V. - Age 39 of Mansfield, PA,
diedon Monday, December 3, 2001 at home. She was born on February 9, 1962 in
New York, NY, a daughter of Willie C. Gatling of Bronx, NY and Pearlie Smith of
Mansfield, PA. Gwendolyn was employed as a cook for Tioga County Human
Resources. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Tiesha
Smith of Mansfield, PA; brothers, Ronald Smith of Mansfield, PA, Derrick Smith
of Mansfield, PA and Craig Gatling of Atlanta, GA; stepfather Gilbert Depew
Hendricks of North Carolina; sisters, Jackie Walker of Mansfield, PA, Stephanie
Gates of Mansfield, PA, Corliss Gatling of Atlanta, GA and Cherie Gatling of Bronx,
NY; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at Scureman Funeral
Home, Inc., 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA on Friday, December 7, 2001 from
6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2001
at 11:00 AM at the River of Life Fellowship Church, Wellsboro, PA with the
Reverend Keith Paris officiating. Interment will be Oakwood Cemetery,
SMITH - Mrs. Iva C. Jelliff [SRGP 79213],
74, of Wellsboro, RS3 died suddenly Monday in Blossburg Hospital. She was born
in Charleston Township, May 27, 1892, the daughter of H. Edwin and Carrie
Griffin Smith and was the widow of Ernest Roy Jelliff who died nine years ago.
Mrs. Jelliff was a member of Cherry Flats Baptist Church and Aurora Grange.
Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Rose Geneski and Mrs. Edith Wheeler of Wellsboro
and Mrs. Dorothy West of Mansfield RD1; sons Roy of Middlebury, Charles Edward
of Knoxville, Glenn of Covington and Dale R. of Tioga; a brother, Arnold Smith
of Crooked Creek; 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral was
Wednesday from Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield, Rev. Negley
officiating with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette,
March 9, 1967
SHERMAN - Harland L. Sherman, [SRGP 27726] 81, of 241 South Academy Street, Mansfield, died Monday, May 13, 1991 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May 5, 1910 in Mansfield, he was the son of Harry and Estella Walker Sherman. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. He was employed for 34 years as a case worker by the PA Department of Public Assistance, retiring in 1972. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Genevieve Hagar Sherman, two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Sally Sherman of Montgomery, Richard and Doris Sherman of Montoursville; one daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and John Conrad of Montoursville; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on Wednesday, May 15, from 7-9 p.m. the funeral service will be held there on Thursday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro, May 15, 1991
SMITH Doris M.(SRGP 29597) - Doris M. Allen
93, of Mansfield, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at Manor Care North, Williamsport. She was born April 11, 1917, in Lanesboro, the daughter of Frank and Nellie Taylor Smith. Doris retired from teaching at the Millerton Elementary School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and the Green Thumb. Doris is survived by a son, Robert of Mansfield; two daughters, Sandra Cronkey of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Susan Ives of Mansfield; a sister, Joyce Wigley of Sunnyside, Wash.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert, in 1999. Friends are invited to a memorial service for Doris to be held Friday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield with the Rev. Joy Hulslander, her pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Wellsboro Gazette - September 28, 2010
ORSON V. SMITH Orson V. Smith, chief clerk in the Department of Mines at Harrisburg, died in the Harrisburg hospital, on Thursday, January 21, as a result of an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Smith had apparently been in good health until Sunday, January 10, when the first symptoms of his trouble appeared. The next day, after a consultation, an operation was decided upon, and was performed on Monday night. It had been hoped that he would recover, but after he had been in the hospital about a week, pneumonia developed., and this was the immediate cause of his death. Mr. Smith was born in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pa., on May 29, 1859. He was educated at the Soldiers’ Orphans’ School in Mansfield. For a number of years he was superintendent of the Ross Cigar Company’s factory in Mansfield, and later was appointed to a clerkship in the Bureau of Internal Affairs in Harrisburg, and when the Department of Mines was created he was made chief clerk. Orson smith was a man who derived pleasure from doing kind deeds to those about him. He was a good citizen, was the soul of honor in his dealings with his fellow men, and was loyal to his friends. His loss will be keenly felt by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. B. J. Mann of Tioga, two sisters, Mrs. Florence Mann and Mrs., Charles M. Thompson of Mansfield, a brother Horace R. Smith of Elmira, NY., and a half-brother Dann L. Wood of Washington, DC.The funeral, which was largely attended, was held from the home of his sister, Mrs. Thompson, on Sunday, January 24, at 2 p.m., and was carried out in accordance with his wishes, after the rites and ceremonies of the Baptist church, of which he was a member, the Baptist minister, Rev. R. M. Hunsicker officiating. He was buried in Oakwood beside his wife. The ceremonies at the grave were according to the Masonic rites. Numerous floral offerings were received from his Tioga County friends and fellow employees in the Department of Mines, and the friends in Mansfield, and a monogram from the Masonic Lodge. The funeral was attended by Hon. Walter T. Merrick of Philadelphia; Dr. D. O. Merrick of Blossburg; Hon. George W. Williams, Sheriff Hatfield and Dr. W. D. Vedder of Wellsboro; Joseph J. Radziewicz, Edward Makowski of the Department of Mines; John Czarnecki of the Executive Department; Joseph Revie, of the State Library, and William Swartwood of the Auditor General’s Department, Harrisburg; Dr. G. D. Crandall, Evan Bowen, J. D. Conners, J. F. Keefe, Stephen Hollands and John Robena, Blossburg; H. A. Munroe, Samuel McBlaine, William Watkins, George McEwan, Morris Run; Earley Wood, Rutland.
SMITH - PHILIP S. SMITH, 20, of Mansfield died Saturday, June 25, 1960. He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. June Smith; sisters, Mrs. William McCullen of Mansfield and Mrs. Robert Skolny of Blossburg. Funeral services were held Monday at 3 pm, the Rev. Donald Cronk officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Mansfield.
SMITH - Roland Sylvester Smith, [SRGP 89403] aged 59 years, of Mansfield, died May 3 . He is survived by his widow; children, Donna Mae, Dolores Ellen and Phillip Sylvester; brother Calvin of Pittsburgh. The funeral was held Friday; burial in Oakwood cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 11, 1949
WILSON W. SMITH (SRGP 76425)
Wilson Willard Smith, 61, of Mansfield, died Thursday,
April 5, 1973, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mr.
Smith was co-owner, with his wife, of Homestead Realty Co. He was a
director of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and was active on several
committees and Chairman of the Tourist Promotion Committee. He was born in Mansfield
on Sept. 29, 1911, a son of Willard and Elizabeth Wilson Smith. Mr. Smith was
an active member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and often was an
usher at the morning service. He was a member of Mansfield Odd Fellows Lodge
526, the Tioga Valley Encampment and Canton-Lycoming Odd Fellows Dist. 10 and
received a national citation from the International Order of Odd Fellows last
fall. He was also a member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club and chairman of their
committee; and was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club being one of its
founders and active in its affairs for several years. Surviving are his wife,
the former Virginia Bastian, and a sister, Mrs. Irene Stickler, of
Mansfield. The funeral was held Sunday at Kuhl's 18 North Main
Street. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Brenneman, his
pastor, officiated. (The tombstone is actually in Oakwood Cemetery)
SMITH - MRS. ZULA CLEVELAND (SRGP 78791)
Mrs. Zula Cleveland, 75, of 149 St. James Street, died Monday night, April 24, 1972, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was born in Mansfield January 13, 1897, a daughter of Clarence and Mary Cleveland Smith. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clifford Bixby, of Mansfield; three sons, Wilford and Donald, both of Mansfield, and Maj. Stuart, serving with the Air Force in England; two sisters, Mrs. Neva Lamberson, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Hazel Barker, in New Jersey; a brother, Maurice Smith, also of Mansfield; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral was at 1 pm Thursday at Shaw and Robena's 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiated.
SNELL - Mrs. Susie Mary Fish [SRGP 87604], 34, of Mansfield RD, died last Thursday at the Blossburg State Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Edgar and eight children, Betty, Edgar J., Beverly, Janice, Phyllis, Myron, Charlene and Gary, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Dora Jackson of Wellsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Alexander of Kauta, NY, Mrs. Gordon Mays of Mansfield, Mrs. Naaman Wilson Wellsboro RD; two brothers, Irving Snell and Elmer Snell Jr., of Wellsboro. Services were held at Mansfield funeral home on Saturday. The Rev. David J. Griffiths officiated and burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 20, 1950
SNYDER, Charlene Plowcha
Charlene S. Plowcha,De.D., 51, of Mansfield died Sunday, May 10, 1996, at home. Born Nov. 19, 1946, in Indiana, Pa., she was the daughter of Gordon and Blanche Burba Snyder. She was employed as a professor at Mansfield University. She was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, the Phi Kappa Delta Honorary Fraternity, the American Association of Family and Consumer Science, and the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. Surviving besides her parents of Cherry Tree are her husband of 29 years, Paul, one son P. Adam of Corpus Christie, Texas, three sisters, Deborah Lochard of Poughkeepsie, NY., Christine Suddath of Greensboro, SC., and Dawn Jarvie of Cherry Tree; and one brother, Regis Snyder of Batavia, Ill. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N Main St, Mansfield, on Wednesday, May 13, from 7 pm to 9pm. A rosary and wake services will be held there Wednesday at 8:30pm. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Thursday, May 14, at 10 am., followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am, at Holy Child Catholic Church, with the Rev. Louis Kaminski officiating. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be made for breast cancer research at the Tioga County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, Pa., 16901 or the Education Department at Mansfield University, c/o Provost Office, Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pa., 16933.
SNYDER - Leonard N. Snyder, 52, of Corfu, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1986, in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY following a two-vehicle crash in New York State earlier the same day. Born at Mansfield Oct. 22, 1933, he was a son of Paul and Lillian Snyder. Surviving are his parents, his wife, the former Elizabeth Kline; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and John Husted and daughter, Miss Gaye Snyder, all of Mansfield; a son, Daniel of Corfu; two brothers, Paul and George, both of Buffalo, NY; and a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Crossen, also of Mansfield. A private funeral was held Saturday at Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Rudolph Van der Heil assistant pastor of St. James Episcopal Church officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 15, 1986
SNYDER - Paul L. Snyder Sr., 88, [SRGP 84836] of Mansfield died Wednesday, April 5, 1995, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 25, 1906, in Hanover, he was the son of Daniel and Laura Garrett Snyder. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Hanover and attended the Liberty Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #8776, and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Wellsboro. Preceding him in death was one son, Leonard N. Snyder, in 1986. Surviving are his wife, Lillian M. Casner Snyder; two sons, Paul L. Snyder Jr. of Williamsville, NY and G. Earl Snyder of Tonawanda, NY; one daughter, Sylvia S. Crossen of Mansfield; 18 grandchildren; two sisters, Bessie Becker of Hanover and Mary Hoffacker of Poolesville, Md. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield on Friday, April 7. Services were held there Saturday, April 8, with the Rev. Daniel May, pastor of Liberty Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Volunteer Ambulance Association, 13 East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 [Error in obit - actually nuried in Oakwood]
SOURS - EVANGELINE SOURS GRAFIUS: Evangeline Sours
Grafius, 72, 118 Roosevelt Ave., Horseheads, N.Y., died Friday. Oct. 2, 1987,
at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. Born March 16, 1915, she
was a daughter of Ross and Ann Lawrence Sours. She was a homemaker. She is
survived by her husband, Daniel E. Grafius: children, Geraldine and David Lapp
of Horseheads. Gene and Judy Grafius of Holly Ridge, N.C., Nancy McClure of
Millport. N.Y., Daniel and Sherry Grafius of Elmira, Richard and Jacquelyn
Grafius of Horseheads, Sheila and Charles Moffe of Elmira; 20 grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and a special uncle and aunt, Virgil and Dorothy
Sours of Mansfield. Private funeral services will be conducted at the Van
Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Edward R.
McCracken will officiate. Interment will be made in the Oakwood Cemetery in
SOURS Helen G. Walczak, 70, [SRGP 21748] wife of William Walczak of Lindley, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1984 in Corning Hospital, Corning, NY. She was born Feb. 22, 1914, at Mainesburg, a daughter of Claude and Grace Rose Sours. She was a former employee of Westinghouse Corp., Bath, NY. Surviving are: her husband, William Walczak; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Gosper of Addison, NY and Mrs. Julia Jackson of Lindley; a son, Robert Farnsworth of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Norris Sours of Geneva, NY and Wade Sours of Pine Valley, NY, and six grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, with Pastor John Satero of the Corning Assembly of God, Corning, NY officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. - Wellsboro Gazette, 31 October 1984 (note: saying tombstone is in Oakwood - error on obit)
SPARLING Isabelle N. Harvey [SRGP 60892]
94, formerly of Mansfield and Winter Haven, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. She was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Ward and Bertha Johnson Sparling. Isabelle is survived by a daughter, Sally Duffee of Austin; a sister, Ella Mae Bailey of Mansfield; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence "Butt" Harvey in 1989, as well as three brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be private with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions in Isabelle's memory may be made to the Potter County Hospice 1001 E. 2nd St. Coudersport, Pa. 16915. Wellsboro Gazette – January 22, 2013
TRACY LAINE SPATAFORE [SRGP 89338]
Tracy Laine Spatafore, age 18, of RD 2, Mansfield, died Tuesday, June 11, 1985, as the result of an automobile accident in Bloss Township. She was born Aug. 2 1966 in Vineland, N.J., daughter of Donald and Carole Clothier Spatafore. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Christine Spatafore, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clothier of Williamstown, NJ; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Spatafore, Vineland, NJ, and several aunts and uncles. She was a 1984 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. She was employed at the Mansfield Motor Inn and the Ponderosa Restaurant. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday. Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Nevin, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.
STANTON - LOUISE A. VANORDEN
Louise A. (Stanton) VanOrden, 74, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Honesdale, she was the daughter of Edward and Beatrice (Craven) Stanton. She was a member of the Mansfield First United Methodist Church. She was the widow of the late Wesley VanOrden who diedin 1972. She was employed by the Merganthaler Company in Wellsboro. Preceding her in death were her brothers, Thomas, Wilson, Walter and Gerald Stanton; and sisters, Eleanor Schuman and Esther Johnson. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Terrence and Lynn VanOrden of Mansfield and William and Carol VanOrden of Bellefonte; grandchildren, Travis, Courtney, Patric Ryan, Wesley Ronald and William VanOrden Jr.; four sisters, Ada Levanowitz of Carbondale, Dorothy Henderson of Honesdale, Hilda Lee of Hop Bottom and Hazel Williams of Honesdale; sister-in-law, Vivian Kooch of Honesdale. Calling hours were held Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Friday, Feb. 16, with the Rev. Joyce Treas officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield First United Methodist Church, 67 East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933; or to Broad Acres Nursing Home, RR 3, Box 249, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
COLIE M. STARKEY
Surviving are two sons, Merle H., of Gaines, and Paul, of Troy; two daughters, Mrs. Genevieve Hoover, of Rockville, Md., and Mrs. Alice Smith, of Longmont, Colo., 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Blossburg. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, his pastor, officiated.
HENRY STARKEY [SRGP 67155]
Henry Starkey, aged nearly 87 years, died at his home near Mansfield, Pa., on April 18. After failing steadily in health for the past two months. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A.W. Lugg, of Knoxville, and two sons, Prof. F.H. Starkey of West Chester Normal, and F.L. Starkey, of Mansfield. The funeral was held from the family home on Newtown Road on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Emma E. Bailey, officiating. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, April 28, 1920)
STARKEY - Merle H. Starkey [SRGP 87938],
80, of Gaines, died Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at York Memorial Hospital. Born
March 12, 1921, in Mansfield, he was the son of Colie and Elizabeth Starkey.
Merle was a retired truck driver and a member of the military police of the
United States Army in World War II. Preceding him in death was a sister,
Genevieve Hoover and a daughter, Judy Kay. Surviving are his wife, Reva;
daughter, Varina Starkey of Millerton; stepsons, Rodney Wainwright of Erin, NY,
James Harper of York and Russell Harper of Philadelphia; stepdaughters, Pamela
Pickup of Little Marsh, Wanda Aubel and Juanita Aubel of York; brother, Paul
Starkey of Troy; sister, Alice Smith of Longmont, Colo.; three grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; nieces and nephews. A
memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug 3, at the Millerton United
Methodist Church with Carol Price and Chaplain Edward Simpler officiating.
Burial to me made at a late date. Memorial donations may be made to the
American Heart Fund, or to Reva Starkey, c/o Manchester Assembly of God, 4115
Broad Road, PO Box 396, Manchester, PA 17345. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 1,
STARKEY Merle Starkey
A memorial service for Reva Starkey and Merle Starkey will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Pine Creek Valley Methodist Church in Gaines. Reva was born Feb. 16, 1931, and died Aug. 20, 2001. She worked at Sylvania Inn Restaurant. Merle was born March 12, 1921, and died July 25, 2001. He worked at St. Mary's Carbon, Galeton. They were residents of Gaines. The family requests no flowers. Instead, memorial donations may be made to the Manchester Assembly of God, PO Box 396, 4115 Broad Road, Manchester, PA 17345. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 22, 2001
STARKS Audrey M. Harvey
100, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at The Green Home, Wellsboro, surrounded by her loving family. Audrey was born June 23, 1912, in Casenovia, N.Y., a daughter of Lloyd and Hazel (Cleveland) Starks. She was the wife of the late Ernest L. Harvey who passed away March 26, 1979. Audrey was a member of the Community of Grace Church, Mansfield. She enjoyed baking, cooking, farming, playing Skipbo, bingo, crocheting and spending time with her family. Audrey is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clifford D. and Patricia Harvey of Mansfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, June and Leon Putnam of Mansfield, Betty and Donald Welch of Covington; eight grandchildren, Mary Lou Lamb, Cindy Harding, Darlene Frost, Lloyd Welch, Lois Dewar, Donnie Welch, Penny Callihan, Candy Carney; 12 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Thelma Wheeler of Roxbury, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest; five brothers, Alvin, Arthur, Merle, Lloyd "Minor" Starks and Clair Rogers; and a grandson, Michael Welch. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 14, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. George Yocum officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to Susquehanna Health, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or Community of Grace Church, 4109 Lambs Creek Rd., Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013
STEAFATHER - GRACE S. YOUNG
Grace S. Young, age 77, of Wyalusing, RD 1, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, November 18, 1972, at the Towanda Memorial Hospital. Funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield (formerly Shaw & Robena) Tuesday at 1 pm. The Rev. H.D. Youngblood Jr., Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Roulette, Pa. officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery at Mansfield. Friends wishing to make a remembrance are requested to make donations to the Heart Fund. She is survived by husband, Earl D. Young; two sons, Charles of Baltimore, Md., Bruce of Easton, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Alden B. Smith, Mansfield RD 3, Mrs. Carl E. Selleck, Vienna, Virginia; nine grandchildren. Mrs. Young was a member of Camp Town Methodist Church and she taught school at Mill Creek, Pa. for a few years. She was born January 31, 1895 in Lopez, Pa., daughter of Wesley and Emma McKernan Steafather.
RAYMOND RUSSELL STEDGE, 57 [SRGP 89464] of Elkland, Pa., Saturday, Dec. 25, 1954. He was employed at the Corning Glass Works. Survived by wife, Mrs. Doris Stedge; son, James Stedge of Elkland; daughter, Mrs. Thomas Rumsey of Bellefonte, Pa. The body is at the Kenyon Funeral home, Elkland and will be removed this afternoon to the family home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Elkland Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Harry Bush. Burial at (Oakwood Cemetery) Mansfield, Pa.
STEDGE - Raymond Russell Stedge [SRGP 89464]
Elkland Man Dies in Wreckage
Raymond Russell Stedge, 57, of Elkland, was killed early Christmas morning in an automobile crash between Nelson and Lawrenceville on Route 49. Tioga County Coroner Dr. Harry Williams, of Elkland, said Mr. Stedge died of a crushed chest at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, December 25, 1954. He said the crash was accidental and that no inquest would be held. State Police who investigated the crash, said Mr. Stedge, a pipefitter at the Corning Glass Works, was returning from work alone when his auto skidded on an icy spot on the highway, about two and a half miles east of Elkland. The vehicle went out of control and rolled over several times before it came to rest on its top, the troopers added. Mr. Stedge was pinned inside the wreckage between the roof and the front seat, but was dead before workmen could extricate him. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 30, 1954
Anne Catherine (Steehler) Age 65, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, surrounded by her loving family. Anne was the wife of Brian H. Stahler. She was born on December 5, 1941 in Erie, PA, daughter of Arthur and Josephine (Hewitt) Steehler. Anne was an elementary school teacher at Warren L. Miller Elementary School, having taught the 3rd and 4th grade for 37 years, retiring in 2001. Anne was a very active member of the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed working the Dorcas on Tuesdays, assisted with the luncheons for the children on Mondays, and the Prison Ministry for Women at the Tioga County Correctional Facility on Saturdays. She enjoyed rubber stamping, making her own all occasion cards, scrap booking, crafts, flower and vegetable gardening, traveling, was an avid bird watcher, excellent cook and housekeeper. She was a member of the Mansfield Garden Club. Anne also enjoyed contributing to charitable organizations. Anne is survived by her husband, Brian; two sons, Rick Stahler of Carlisle, PA, and Terry Stahler of Harrisburg, PA; one granddaughter, Kate Stahler. She was preceded in death by a brother, Craig Steehler. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, and Wednesday, January 10, 2007, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, Rte. 6, Wellsboro, PA. A time of sharing and funeral service will follow the viewing at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church with Pastor Mike Bernard officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Anne's memory to the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, PO Box 301, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
STEPHENSON Richard H. Stephenson [SRGP 89016] was a member of the Legion and Masonic Lodges of Philadelphia. He had lived in the home of Mrs. Sara Jelliff for over fifty years. Richard Henry Stephenson, 71, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, August 5, 1959. He was a veteran of World War I. Survived by sisters, Mrs. A.G. Bess of Olean, NY and Mrs. Harriett Burns of Newark, NJ. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Donald Cronk officiated. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, August 1959
STEPHENSON Richard Henry Stephenson [SRGP 89016],
71, of Mansfield, PA formerly of Philadelphia, PA died suddenly Wednesday,
August 5, 1959 of a heart attack. He had made his home with the Glenn Jelliff’s
for the past fifty years and came to Mansfield from Philadelphia about a year
ago. He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad worker, a veteran of World War I,
and a member of both the American Legion Post 241 and Masonic Lodge of
Philadelphia. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Martha Bess of Olean, NY and Mrs.
Harriet Burns of Newark, NJ and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services
were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev.
Donald Cronk officiated. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser,
STEPHENSON - Richard Henry Stephenson, 71, [SRGP 89016] of Mansfield, died Wednesday, August 5, 1959. Survived by sisters, Mrs. A.J. Bess of Olean and Mrs. Harriet Burns of Newark, NJ, Funeral in Mansfield Saturday at 1 p.m. the Rev. Donald Cronk. Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 13, 1959
STEPLER, Helen (SRGP 83219) –MRS. HELEN S. STRAIT age 68 of Mansfield, Pa. Friday, March 26, 1971 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral in the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin. Burial Oakwood Cemetery. Survived by husband, Harold Strait; mother, Mrs. Mary B. Stepler of Washington, N.J.; brother, Howard R. Stepler of Waynesboro, Pa., niece, Mrs. Jeanne Z. Benoit of Ocean City, N.J.; two nephews, Stuart A. Zimmerman Jr. of Columbia, Mo., Howard R. Stepler, Jr. of Frederick, Md. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Helen S. Strait Scholarship Fund in care of Mrs. Eben Brace, Mansfield or the Memorial Fund at the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. –Elmira Star Gazette
STEPLER, Helen (SRGP 83219) - Mrs. Harold Strait died Friday, March 26, 1971 in the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, after a long illness. Mrs. Strait was not only popular but a highly respected member of the community. She was on the High School faculty from 1925 until her retirement a few years ago. Her students are legion who remembered her with gratitude and love for all she did for them in the classroom and her wise counseling. She was born Jan. 23, 1903 in Chambersburg, PA, as Helen Stepler. She graduated from Wilson College and came immediately to Mansfield as teacher of Social studies and History. In 1930 she married Harold Strait, an outstanding business man in the community and active in many church and community affairs. Mrs. Strait was also involved in community services over and beyond her high school duties. She was active in the Baptist church where she served as secretary, was a member of the P.E.O. Legion Auxiliary and past president. At the time of her illness she was President of BPW and president of the Outlook Club. She was also secretary for the Mansfield Library Board. As an outstanding teacher she received many awards - she was elected woman of the year in 1969 and was selected by the Lion's Club as an outstanding citizen. She was cited by the American Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge for her work in Americanism and Citizenship training as a teacher of Social Studies. Since her retirement the Board of Education voted to name a class room for her, the Helen S. Strait Roo. Former students had a Bronze Plaque prepared with her picture and a tribute to be placed in the Helen Strait room and have also established the Helen Strait scholarship fund. The students to whom she gave so much of herself need no plaque to remember her. She will live on in the standards implanted in them and the succeeding generations. She is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. Mary B. Stepler, a sister, Mrs. Stuart A. Zimmerman, both of Washingtonville, NJ; and a brother, Howard R. Stepler, Waynesboro, PA. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 28th at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist church, the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiated. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 8, 1971, p.2
STEVENS - Sarah E. Edgerton, 86, of Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY, died Friday, July 19, 1991. She was formerly from Mansfield. Born Dec. 15, 1904, in Beaver Dams, NY, she was the daughter of John N. and Cynthia Shewman Stevens. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elsworth Edgerton in 1954. Surviving are three sons, Walter E. Edgerton of Elmira Heights, NY, John D. Edgerton of Lititz and James E. Edgerton of Mansfield; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held at Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Monday, July 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services were held Tuesday, July 23 at 10 a.m. in St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield with the Rev. Rudolph J. VanderHeil, her pastor, officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 24, 1991
WARREN E. STEVENS age 85 of Mansfield RD 1 died Thursday, September 24, 1981 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA, Sunday 2-3 pm. Services will follow at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Wade Stewart and Rev. Robert Glasgow officiating. Burial Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Survived by wife Maysel; two daughters, Mrs. Lester (Marjorie) Colby, Wyoming, NY, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary Lynne) Carter, E. Amherst, NY; twin sons, Winthrop and Winfield both of Mansfield; one granddaughter, Stephanie Carter; sister-in-law, Mrs. Eva Omelion, Corning, NY; nephews, Loren Canfield, Elmira Heights; several nieces and cousins. Member of the First United Presbyterian Church, Mansfield, employed by Dahlgren Olds and Chevy Garage for many years. He was born November 11, 1895 in Mansfield, he was the son of Silas and Maude Watkins Stevens. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1981
STEVENS - Winthrop W. Stevens, 77, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. He was born May 7, 1932, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Warren and Maysel Hulslander Stevens. Win was a retired TV repairman and had been an electronics technician at the former Mansfield State College. He was a United States Army veteran. Win is survived by a brother-in-law, Kenneth Carter and a niece, Stephanie Carter, both of Amhearst, N.Y. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Winfield, Dec. 26, 2008. In keeping with Win's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield.
STICKLER - Mrs. Bernice B. Gernert, age 56 of Elmira, formerly of Mansfield died Monday evening, March 21, 1977 at Arnot Ogden Hospital following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Harold E. Gernert; sister, Mrs. Beatrice Adriance of Corning, NY; two brothers, Robert Allen of Mansfield and Richard Allen of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was a Data Processor for Ingersoll Rand of Painted Post; member of Crystal City Lodge OES; Women of the Moose No. 517 of Elmira and a member of the Elmira Grottoettes. The funeral was held in Elmira with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 30, 1977. MHS 1936
STICKLER, Liston (SRGP 19000)- The funeral and burial was held Monday for Liston Stickler, 84, of Mansfield, who died Wednesday evening, Dec. 8, 1982, at his winter home in Ocala, Fla. Surviving are his wife, the former Rosa Niles; two daughters, Mrs. Francis I. Wells of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Donald Cole of Asheboro, NC; two sons, Raymond of Danville, KY, and Byron of Asheboro, NC; two brothers, Mack of Lodi, NY, and George of Silver Springs, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. David Weidman, pastor of Lambs Creek Bible Church, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 15, 1982
STICKLER - Nelson Stickler, 74, [SRGP 02101] of Tioga RD, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 1959. He was a farmer and a member of the Tioga Valley Grange. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Harold Adriance of Corning and Mrs. Harold Gernert of Elmira; foster son, Robert Allen of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bailey and Mrs. Eva Giles, both of Mansfield; brothers, Liston, George and Fred of Mansfield RD and Mack of Elmira; five grandchildren. Funeral was at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. Joseph Miles officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, Nov. 1959
STILSON Gladys V - POWELL, Gladys V.
Age 90, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Gladys was born February 18, 1920 in Saginaw, MI, a daughter of Walter and Meta (Coosard) Stilson. She was a teacher at the Don Gill Elementary School before her retirement. Gladys was a member of the Covington Baptist Church, enjoyed traveling, crocheting, ceramics, and her grandkids. Gladys is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Glenna Powell of Mansfield, PA and Joseph and Deanna Powell of Wellsboro, PA; six grandchildren, Heather Doty, Cory Powell, Meegan McConnell, Jeff Powell, Aaron Powell and Sara Mahosky; 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, LeRoy and Guy Stilson, and one sister, Lois Wilson. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Teddy Rood officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial donations may be made in Gladys' memory to the Dialysis Services of Pennsylvania, 17 Tioga St., Wellsboro, PA 16901- Elmira Star Gazette, July 25, 2010
CARL STONE –South Carolina Accident Claims Troy Couple. Carl Stone, 77 and his wife Margery, 70 of Troy were killed as they were walking across US Route 76, Florence, SC on December 22, 1995. The couple had eaten dinner and were returning to their motel when they were struck by a passing car. South Carolina police report both victims were dead upon arrival at a local hospital. According to reports, the couple were clad in dark clothes and the driver of the oncoming vehicle could not see them in the setting sun. (Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA) -Canton Independent Sentinel
STONE – CARL STONE, 77, of Troy RR 1 and Riverview, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 22, 1995 in Florence, SC. Born June 29, 1918 in Richmond Township, he was the son of Merrit and Florence Wood Stone. He was a member of the Covington Church of Christ and a former 30 year employee of the Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post, NY, retiring in 1973. Surviving are a son, Jack A. Stone of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Widger of Virginia Beach, VA; five grandsons; four step-grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Dec. 26, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 10 am. The Rev. Ira Hindman officiated. Burial was made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.
STOUT, Fred R. [SRGP 84151]
Fred R. Stout, 56, life resident of Mansfield, died December 17, 1954. He was employed at the Mansfield Advertiser for over 40 years and a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Stout, a daughter, Mrs. Paul Maneval of Mansfield, sisters, Mrs. Wesley Doud of Covington, Mrs. Earl Miller and Mrs. Helen Horning of Elmira, brother Elmer Stout of Gillette, uncle, Jacob Stout of Washington, DC. The funeral was Monday with the Rev. Stanley Robinson officiating, assisted by the Rev. David Griffiths. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. [Error: Should be Oakwood Cemetery]
STRAIT GEORGE L [SRGP 18422]
STRAIT - Harold G. Strait, 85, of 60 North Main St., Mansfield, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 1983, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mr. Strait was former owner of Strait’s Hardware at Mansfield, a family operated business since 1891, retiring in 1971. Born at Mansfield Aug. 12, 1898, he was a son of George L. and Anna Westbrook Strait. He was a member and former moderator of First Baptist Church in Mansfield. A graduate of Mansfield High School, he was graduated in 1917 from Mansfield Normal School, a forerunner of Mansfield University. He had been president of the Tioga County Chapter of the Appalachian Thruway Association and was treasurer of the state association. He was a former director of the Route 14 Highway Association. In 1941 he set up the Tioga County draft board and served as its clerk until 1946. An Army veteran of World War I, he was a charter member of Austin Cox American Legion Post 478 at Mansfield. He was a past commander of that post and for the 16th District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Strait was a member of Friendship Lodge 247 F&AM, which he had served as worshipful master in 1924 and its secretary for 21 years. He was a 33rd-degree Mason since 1952 and was a deputy grand master for 10 years with the 17th Masonic District. He was a member of Zebulon Royal Arch Chapter 296 and Baldwin II Commandery 22, Knights Templar, Williamsport; the Red Cross of Constantine and the Royal Order of Scotland and a member of Williamsport Consistory. Mr. Strait was a life member of Irem Temple, Wilkes Barre, and a member of the Williamsport and Tioga County Shrine Clubs. He also was a life member of Mansfield Hose Co. and a member of the Tioga County Historical Society. In addition, he was a member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club with a perfect attendance for 12 years, and was awarded a 50 year certificate of service from the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce in 1972. Besides his wife, Mrs. Marguerite C. Strait, he is survived by a nephew, Theodore Williams of Middletown, NJ; two nieces, Mrs. Ann Cordes of Sandpoint, Idaho, and Mrs. Winifred Jeanings of Hermitage, Tennessee. The funeral was held on Monday at the church on Main Street. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery at Mansfield. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, his pastor, officiated. Arrangements by the Scureman Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield or the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 21, 1983
RUSSELL M. STRANGE (SRGP 4334)
Strange, 76, of Mansfield, died Sunday, June 21, 1992, at Soldiers and Sailors
Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He had owned and operated Mainesburg Lumber Co.
with his father, Marcus, and was a stockbroker for 21 years. An Army veteran,
he was a member of the Commander Club of the Disabled American Veterans, and
vice-commander of the Mansfield American Legion. The first member in northcentral
Pennsylvania of the National Lumbermans' Hardwood Association, he was one of
the Hamilton Club's 10 original owners. He was a past president of the
Mansfield Lions Club, and a member of Friendship Lodge 247 F&AM. He was a
member of the Covington Church of Christ, Disciples. Born Feb. 3, 1916, in
Mainesburg, he was a son of Marcus and Ruby Harvey Strange. Surviving besides
his wife, the former Aliene Swingle, are three sons, Dr. Marcus, of Blossburg,
Joseph, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Richard, of Mansfield; a sister, Vivian
Andrews, of Melbourne, Fla.; two half-brothers, Arthur, of Mansfield, and
Wayne, of Mainesburg, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral
will be at 10 am Wednesday at Wilston's, 18 North Main Street, with the Rev.
Ira Hindman, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County
Memorial Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 pm Tuesday. A Masonic service will be at 8:30. (Note:
the burial place is in error)
STUART - BLUHM Elizabeth S.
Age 87, of Mansfield, PA, died August 22, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born July 3, 1921 in Renovo, PA, the daughter of Allen and Rose Batdorf Stuart. Elizabeth was a retired school teacher in both Mansfield and Mainesburg, PA. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, Twilight Chapter 475 OES, DAR, and Laurel Doll Club of PA. Elizabeth is survived by a son, George Jr. of Mansfield; and a sister, Anna Fila of Albany, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, George in 1998. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. OES services will be held at 7:45. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. David Marcello officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/25/2008
SUMNER – Genevieve Hakes [SRGP 78731], 77, of RD2 Mansfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1985, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born May 27, 1907 in Richmond Township, a daughter of Earl and Mary Sumner. She was a 50-year member of the North Elk Run Grange, the Friendly Circle of the Mansfield area, and the Lambs Creek Bible Church. Surviving are: son, Victor C. Hakes of Lambs Creek; brother, Leonard Sumner of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; three sister, Mrs. Marguerite Locey, Mrs. Beatrice Clemens, and Mrs. Grace Clemens, all of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3:30 –5 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral will be held there on Friday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. with the Rev. David Weidman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. –Wellsboro Gazette, January 9, 1985
SUMNER Omer Roy Sumner [SRGP 54452]
88, of Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Omer was born Aug. 8, 1924, at home in Lambs Creek, son of Omer R. and Matilda (Dockweiler) Sumner. Orphaned at age 5, he grew up cared for by siblings, Bernice, Ruth, Esther, Ralph, Robert, Ray and Dick, who have all predeceased him. His niece, Marie (Cleveland) Cummings, who he grew up with and considered as a sister, recently predeceased him. During World War II, Omer enlisted in the Army with his best friend, Jack Bastian. Omer fought on many fronts and was wounded two times. Upon returning home, he met and married his beloved wife, Genevieve "Betty" VanZile, who died Oct. 6, 2012. Omer worked 31 years at Westinghouse Corp. He loved his friends and family very much and enjoyed trips to many places in the United States. Survived by son, Gary L. Sumner; daughter, Brenda S. Meaker; son-in-law, J.R. Meaker; granddaughter, Laura (Marcus) Oueddir; great-grandchildren, Ayman, Lily, and Zachariah Dean; special niece, Joyce Howey and former daughter-in-law, Gwen Freeman. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Jan. 25, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. David E. Blowers officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made in Omer's memory to the Mansfield Ambulance Assoc., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 and the Mansfield Veterans Memorial Park, c/o American Legion Post #478, P.O. Box 75, Mansfield, Pa. Wellsboro Gazette – January 23, 2013
SWAN - Mr. Alfred M. Swan, [SRGP 88967]aged
45, eldest son of Mrs. Catherine Swan, of Mansfield, died of membranous croup
in the Municipal Hospital in Pittsburgh on February 18th . The remains
were taken to Mansfield last Wednesday for burial. The deceased is survived by
his mother, one brother and one sister. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 1, 1905
SWAN - Dr. Charles Joseph Swan, [SRGP 88968] a native of Mansfield, where he resided for many years, died at his home in Evanston, Ill., Aug. 6 , after a long illness. He was 77 years old. His sister, Mrs. Mary Swan Thompson, died a few weeks ago. He was the son of Charles F. and Catherine Morris Swan. His mother was a descendant of the Morris family that was so closely associated with the beginning and growth of Mansfield. Her father was Dr. Joseph P. Morris, son of Isaac W. & Sarah Paschall Morris, and who purchased 1,100 acres of land in what is now Mansfield from James R. Wilson. They was formerly the Asa Mann property, and included most of the land in Mansfield. He laid out the land in town lots, giving six acres to the Mansfield Classical Seminary, which is now Mansfield State Teachers College, and also built the family home, called "The Wren's Nest." Joseph Swan was graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1885 and went to Philadelphia to study medicine, where he was graduated from Hahnemann Medical College and later from Northwestern University Medical School. He began practice in Chicago in 1892 as a specialist in the diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat, and was for a time eye and ear surgeon in the Evanston Hospital. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, and several other societies connected with his work. He was also a member of the Evanston Club and the University Club of Evanston. He was born in Mansfield, Sept. 25, 1864, and married Elizabeth Washburn in 1894. She died in 1934. He leaves two nephews, Lt. Col. John B. Thompson, with the U.S. Army at Pine Camp, NY, and Casper Morris Thompson, of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 20, 1941
SWAN - Ruby M. Bixby [SRGP 83338], age 78, of Mansfield, died Monday, November 21, 1977. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Wednesday, November 23, 1977 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. She is survived by sons, Robert E. Bixby Sr. of Fayetteville, NC, Clifford Bixby of Mansfield RD1; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Franklin Bixby. She was secretary of the Mansfield Senior High School for many years. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, and a member of the Mansfield BPW Club. Mrs. Bixby was born Feb. 11, 1899 in Mansfield, the daughter of Ransom and Nettie Goodrich Swan. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 23, 1977
SWINGLE - STRANGE, Aliene Swingle (SRGP 35587)
85, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died February 20, 2009, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born October 4, 1923 in Canton, PA, the daughter of Richard and Marion Cott Swingle. Aliene retired from teaching school in Pine City, NY, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, PA. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Rochelle Strange of Mansfield, PA; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Marcus and Anita Strange of Blossburg, PA, Dr. Joseph and Randi Strange of Fredericksburg, VA; 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell, on June 21, 1992; her parents; her stepfather, William Allinger; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sarah Swingle; a sister and brother-in-law, Theora and William Sullivan. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Monday from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions in Aliene's memory may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Assoc., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, or the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/21/2009