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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.
Deerfield Township - Knoxville Borough, Tioga County PA.
PARKER Ellen J
Wellsboro Agitator - March 26, 1953
Mrs. Ellen J. Edgcomb, aged 89 years, widow of Waldo H. Edgcomb, died Wednesday evening, March 18, 1953, at her home in Knoxville. She was a charter "member" of the Knoxville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are two sons, Ivan W and Roy, Knoxville; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wood and Mrs. Esther Smith, Knoxville; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday with the Rev. John Lewis, of Scranton, and former pastor of the Knoxville Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.
PARKS Phyllis A. Belcher
82 of Wellsboro died on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born November 6, 1930 in NJ, she is the daughter of the late Floyd and Charlotte (Brady) Parks. She married Richard Belcher, he passed on May 23, 1979. She attended the Knoxville Baptist Church and was a member of the CV Snowriders. Phyllis is survived by her children, Lynn (Reneau) Carl of Atlanta, GA, Lee (Sharon) Carl of Little Marsh, PA and Joy (John) McChesney of Addison, NY; her companion, Tom Spencer of Wellsboro, PA; step children, Thomas Spencer, Jr., Lane Spencer and Susan Holt all of Wellsboro, PA, and Marcia Walk of Virginia; 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; a granddaughter, Clara Carl Calaman and brothers, Burton and Floyd Parks. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Saturday, January 12 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Wellsboro Gazette – January 10, 2013
PATRICK OR PARTRIDGE
Fay Patrick, 58, died at the home of his brother, Rick Patrick, of Addison, September 23, 1937. Mr. Patrick was born in Knoxville and had been a resident of this vicinity nearly all his life. In 1903 he married Anna Ruggles, who survives him. He is survived by two sons, Glenn, of Corning, and Oswald of Elkland, and one daughter, Miss Myrtilla Patrick, of Syracuse. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Simmons Funeral Home in Westfield, with burial in Riverside Cemetery in this place.
PARTRIDGE OR PATRICK
Fay Partridge - Knoxville, PA September 23, 1937
The funeral of Fay Partridge of Knoxville who died Thursday at the home of his brother, Rick Partridge of Addison, will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Simmons Funeral Home in Westfield. Burial will be in Knoxville. Mr. Partridge was born in Knoxville and had always resided there, where he engaged in farming. In 1903 he was united in marriage to Anna Ruggles of Knoxville, who survives him together with two sons, Glenn of Corning and Oswald of Elkland; a daughter, Miss Myrtilla Partridge of Syracuse and several grandchildren.
PATRICK MARY ROSILLA
Knoxville Library clipping:
Mrs. Alfred Knowles
Knoxville, PA. Dec. 10
The body of Mrs. Alfred Knowles, aged 62 years, who died recently in Wellsville, was taken to Knoxville for burial. She was a former resident of that place where she resided for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters and one son; Mrs. Bert Tadder of Pittsburgh, Mrs. George Day, of Belmont, Mrs. W. F. Boom of Knoxville and Alfred Knowles of Knoxville.
PATRICK MARY ROSELLA
Brought Here for Burial
The body of Mrs. Alfred Knowles, who died the latter part of last week at their home in Wellsville, N.Y., was brought here Monday and the funeral held in the Baptist Church Monday afternoon and the interment made in the Riverside Cemetery. The Knowles family were residents of Knoxville for several years leaving here a few years ago and moving to Wellsville. Mrs. Knowles was the mother of Mrs. W. F. Boom, of this place. We are not in possession of further facts regarding her family.
PERKINS Harriet “Hattie” May Costley
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Feb. 8, 1911, Pg 4
Little Marsh, Feb. 6 - The funeral of Mrs. Wilfred
Costley took place Sunday at the home, Rev. Joseph Henderson officiating.
Interment in the Knoxville Cemetery. Mrs. Costly died Friday morning
[2/3/1911], after a few hours' illness, of heart disease. She is survived,
besides her husband, by five children, four boys and one girl.
PERRY - Hazel J. Edgcomb, 87, of Knoxville, died
Sunday, May 16, 2010. She was born in Deruyter, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 1923, to
Ciell B. and Mary Butler Perry.
Hazel was a graduate of Westfield High School. She was married for 63 years to Robert R. Edgcomb, who died Jan. 13, 2010. She was a former employee of Eberle Tanning Company, First National Bank of Knoxville and the United States Postal Service. Hazel is survived by son, Brian (Cheryl) Edgcomb of Knoxville; daughter, Donna (Doug) Kosa of Ulysses; grandchildren, Shannon (David) Kemp, James (Michelle) Edgcomb, Joshua Kosa, Elaina (Jeremy) King, Kaitlyn (Matthew Long; great-grandsons, Christian, Coen and Carsyn Kemp, Kaleb Long; brothers, Robert and James Perry; sisters, Vivian Short, Evelyn Newland; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; and brother, Ciell E. Perry in World War II. Hazel was an active member and treasurer for the Knoxville Community Association as well as other civic groups. Funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Flowers are respectfully declined. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Community Association, in care of Sharon Cunningham, 320 North First St., Knoxville, Pa. 16928. Arrangements are being handled by Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 19, 2010
Wellsboro Gazette – January 1, 1914
Knoxville, Dec. 31 – The funeral of Mrs. David Wass was held at her late home Friday afternoon, Rev. A. Grant Lewis of the Presbyterian church officiating. Interment in the family plot at Riverside cemetery.
PERRY Marie Owlett
Mrs. Mazie Owlett, who resided with her family near Knoxville, Pa., died last Tuesday at 9:30 o’clock a.m. in Elmira, where she had been under medical treatment, aged forty years. She is survived by her husband, Ford Owlett. The remains were removed to Knoxville for interment. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 November 1919. Listed as Marie Perry Owlett on her tombstone in Riverside cemetery.
PERSING Dianne C. Jelliff
50, of 107 South First Street, Knoxville, died Saturday,
July 11, 1998, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born
June 20, 1948, in Little Marsh, she was the daughter of Lester L. and Frances
Kio Persing. She was a homemaker and enjoyed making crafts and
sewing. Surviving are her husband, Russell; eight sons, Faron Lee Jelliff
of Knoxville, David James Peet of Middlebury Center, Ferlin D. Jelliff of
Knoxville, Herman D. Mattison of Avoca, N.Y., Fain Charles Jelliff of
Knoxville, David William Kendall of Knoxville and Larry Peet and Paul Peet,
both of Florida; one daughter and son-in-law, Fawn and James Babcock of
Middlebury Center; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Roderick (Moose) Persing and
Claude Persing, both of Knoxville; one sister, Thelma Stewart of Corning, N.Y.;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Tuesday, July
14, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, and Wednesday, July 15. Services were
held at the funeral home Wednesday, July 15, with Ernest Jelliff
officiating. Burial was made at Riverside Cemetery,
Knoxville. Wellsboro Gazette – July 15, 1998
PERSING GEORGE WALLACE
Wellsboro Agitator - Feb. 21, 1934
G. W. Persing
Knoxville, Feb. 20 - George Wallace Persing, aged 71 years, residing just outside of Knoxville, died at his home Feb. 16, after a short illness. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Sunday, Rev. L. J. Engler officiating. The Odd Fellows had charge of the services; burial in the Riverside Cemetery.
PERSING Lester L Persing
age 62 of Knoxville died Friday Nov 15, 1985 at the
Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre. He was an employee of the Elkland Leather Company
for 25 years and spent the last 11 years working for Ingersoll Rand until he
became ill in December 1984. He is survived by his wife, Frances; two
daughters, Mrs. Thelma Stewart of Corning, NY and Mrs. Dianne Jeliff of RD 2
Westfield; two sons, Roderick and Claude both of Knoxville; one brother,
Douglas of Knoxville; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Green of Elkland;
Mrs. Irene Robbins of Rexford; Mrs. Anna Carpenter of Tad. W. VA and Mrs.
Gene Lopez of Troy; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and an
uncle, Leon Taylor of Port Allegheny. Funeral services were held at the Kenyon
Funeral Home on Monday with the Rev Daryl Butler officiating. Burial in
Riverside Cemetery Knoxville. Wellsboro Gazette – November 20, 1985
PERSING Minnie R
MINNIE R. LINDER
Minnie R. Linder, age 87, of Tioga, died on Sunday, June 18, 1978. She was a 50-year member of the Middlebury Grange. She is survived by sons, George Linder of Nelson, Kenwood Linder of Knoxville, RD, daughter, Mrs. Britton (Wilda) Bryan of Tampa, Fla., 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland on Wednesday from 7 to 9. Funeral and committal services will be held there on Thursday at 2 pm with the Rev. William O'Neil officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.
PICKETT Laura A
Laura A. George died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Olive Merrick, Sunday morning, Jan. 2, 1944 after a short illness. She was born at Troupsburg, N. Y., April 27, 1853 to Charles and Sarah (Rude) Pickett. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Knoxville. She married Samuel R. George March 26, 1870, at Sylvester, PA. She is survived by their two children, Mrs. Olive Merrick and Sylvester A. George of Borden, N.Y., one sister, Mrs. Susan Thomas of Westfield, R.D.; four grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral was held at Grigg's Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 o'clock, Knoxville. Handwritten on article "Great-Grandmother of Ben & Pat Parks children."
PINGREY ELRENE CORNELL
Age 91, of #515 Rt. #49, Knoxville, PA, diedWednesday, May 23, 2007, at the Carleton Senior Care Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 1, 1916 in Knoxville, PA. Elrene owned and operated her own beauty shop for many years. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Joyce Cornell, Wellsboro, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Grace and Dennis Terwilliger, Cheshire, CT; grandson, Adam Cornell, Wellsboro, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh in 1972. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Saturday from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1-2 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Pastor Joel Coleman, Offc. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.
POND Milford L. "Pondy" Pond
82, of Wag Ave., Knoxville, PA, died at home on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Born in Meshoppen, PA on December 9, 1928, he was the son of Lloyd and Kathryn Kunkle Pond. He enlisted in the US Army in 1945, serving until 1949. On December 9, 1948, Pondy married the former Reta Sawyer. Pondy retired as the director of the Tioga County Veterans Service Agency in Wellsboro. Pondy belonged to various veterans organizations in the area and was a member of the Yoked Churches of Knoxville. He was predeceased by his sons, Bruce Pond and Michael Pond, his great-granddaughter, Angel, his brothers, Nile Pond, Blaine Pond and Hervey Pond and his sister, Helen Leopold. Surviving are his wife, Reta Pond of Knoxville, his sons and daughter-in-law, Ronald Pond of Knoxville and Martin and Amy Pond of Savona, his daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Fred Lehman of Lawrenceville and Tina and Henry Dawley of Smethport, PA, 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 7 step great-grandchildren, his sister, Jean Bennett of Canaseraga and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 23 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Yoked Church of Knoxville. Pondy's funeral service will be conducted there at 2:00 PM. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Arrangements are with the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home of Woodhull. Star Gazette – August 22, 2011
POTTER Evelyn P. Moon
Age 93 of Alba St., Knoxville, PA, passed Aug. 27, 2011 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born Sept. 12, 1917 the daughter of Fred and Alice Potter. She retired from the Bendix Corp. and was a member of the Valley View Assembly of God Church, Knoxville, PA. She is survived by nephews, Rev. Cornelius C. (Grace) DeGroat, Spencerport, NY, John Palumbo, Escondido, CA, Donald Potter, Lamoore, CA, Lester Potter, Elk Grove, CA; nieces, Jean DeGroat, Plano, TX, Brenda DeGroat, Rochester, NY, Esther Burch, Lascruses, NM, Carolyn Martinez, Citrus Heights, CA, Marion Williams, Citrus Heights, CA; sister-in-law, Josephine Palumbo, Escondido, CA; extended family, Vane and Rose Gunn and family, Knoxville, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Valley View Assembly of God Church, Knoxville, PA, Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 pm. Rev. Jonathan Hardt and Rev. David Brelo, offc. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley View Assembly of God Church. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Star Gazette – August 29, 2011
POTTER Homer O. "Pete"
Age 79, of 224 Church St., Westfield, PA, diedNovember 14, 2006 at his home. He was born October 29, 1927 in Westfield, PA, the son of Orville and Alice Patton Potter. He worked for over 20 years for North Penn Gas Co., was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 47 years, Coudersport Consistory, Knoxville Yoked Church, life member of the VFW, member of the Crary Hose Co., associate member of the Knoxville-Deerfield Fire Co. and the Elkland American Legion. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by wife, Audrey; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven and Tina Mascho, Roanoke, VA, Eugene Mascho, RD, Knoxville, PA, Brian and Kathleen Potter, Sagle, ID; brother, Herbert Potter, Port Allegheny, PA; sister-in-law, Stella Potter, Aurora, CO; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Knoxville Yoked Church at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Joel Coleman, Offc. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville Ambulance Assoc., Sabinsville, PA 16943, or Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Westfield Masonic Lodge Notice Officers and members of the Westfield Lodge #477 F&AM will meet at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA, Friday, November 17, 2006 at 8:30 p.m. to conduct memorial services for our deceased brother, Homer O. "Pete" Potter. Signed - Wilbur C. Smith Worshipful Master Sec. - William P. McCawley
PRESTON Harriet P. Seeley
73, of Knoxville RD1 died Thursday in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born Aug. 6, 1905 in Nelson Township, daughter of Mark and Mabel Wiles Preston. She was a member of Valley Grange in Academy Corners and the First Presbyterian Church of Nelson. For many years she was a Democratic committeewoman in the Knoxville area. Surviving are two sons, Robert P. Seeley of Tioga and Mark of Knoxville RD; daughters, Marian Newberry of Knoxville RD, Mrs. Thomas (Marlene) Palumbo of Waverly, Mrs. Gerald (Helen) Pratt of Knoxville and Mrs. Ronald (Gail) Druetto of Knoxville RD; two brothers, Claude Preston of Largo, Fla. and Melvin Preston of Osceola, RD; 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Friends who wish may make contributions to the Building Fund of the Grange, Academy Corners. Corning Leader - Friday, January 26, 1980, Page 10
PRICE Gordon Vandusen
Gordon V. Price, died Feb. 3, 1942 at the Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, after an illness of several months. He was born Nov. 20, 1913 in Deerfield, son of Wayne W. and Gertrude Van Dusen Price. He was graduated from Knoxville High School in 1932. On July 21, 1934 he married Miss Muriel Jordan, of Knoxville, who survives him with an infant son, Jerald Henry Price; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne W. Price, brother, Leonard Price, all of Knoxville; two grandmothers, Mrs. Jennie Van Dusen, of Osceola; Mrs. Lucy Price of Culver City, California. The funeral was held Friday at the Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. A. H. Owens, officiating. The Knoxville Volunteer Fire Company, of which deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body. He was also a member of the Baptist Church. Pallbearers were: Arthur Warren, Charles Wainwright, Carleton Reimann, Basil Treat, Edsel Erway and Otto Doan; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Relatives from away who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Price, and son, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Rena Price, M. Knox Price, Mr. and Mrs. William Howe, Blake Battin and Donald Jordan of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. William Spencer, son Walter; Mr. and Mrs. John Kemp and Mrs. Betsey Kemp, of Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Jordan, Carl Jordan, Jr. and Mrs. Forrest Jordan and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Morehouse of Austinburg; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Beebe of Academy Corners.
Gordon Vandusen Price - Knoxville, PA. Gordon V. Price, 28, of Knoxville, died Tuesday at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, where he had been receiving treatment for several weeks. The body arrived in Knoxville Wednesday evening. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Knoxville Baptist Church. The Rev. A. H. Owens, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Mr. Price had been ill in the hospital for several months.
PRICE Marcella "Mikey" I. Whitney
62, of Knoxville, died on Monday, July 22, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born June 29, 1951 in Wellsboro, she is the daughter of Lynn Whitney and Arlene (Patterson) Price. She worked in housekeeping at Corning Hospital and was a member of the Knoxville Deerfield Ladies Auxiliary. Mikey is survived by her fiancé, Wayne Sherman; daughters, Cathy Jo and Mike Ream, Lindley, N.Y.; Bobbi Jo Allen, Corning, N.Y.; her son, Jason Allen, Incheon, Korea; her parents, Jerald "Judd" and Arlene Price, Knoxville; sisters, Sharon Loucks, Knoxville; Cindy McHenry, Knoxville; Marian Butler, Coudersport; Stephanie Cobb, Corning, N.Y.; brothers, Tim Whitney, Carlisle, Pa.; Barry and Jeff Whitney, both of Coopers Plains, N.Y.; Stacey Whitney, Corning, N.Y.; Gordie Price, Knoxville; Brian Cobb, Corning, N.Y.; grandchildren, Ally Rodriguez, Jacob Mathews, and Dylon and Tanner Kizis; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.She was preceded in death by her father, Lynn Whitney. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 West Main Street, Elkland, on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 3 p.m., with Rev. Duane Burdick officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorial contributions may be made, in Mikey's name, to the Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company, 107 Case Street, Knoxville, Pa. 16928, or the Knoxville VFW, 703 Boatman Road, Knoxville, Pa. 16928. Wellsboro Gazette – July 25, 2013
PRICE Sarah M
Wellsboro Agitator - April 8, 1890
By the death of Mrs. I. M. Edgcomb, which took place last week, Thursday, we lose one of our best and most prominent ladies. As a wife, mother and business woman she had few equals. She leaves a husband, three sons and one daughter, besides a host of friends, to mourn her death. She was one whose place cannot easily be filled.
PRICE Wayne W
Wayne W. Price of Knoxville, Thursday, Feb. 4, 1943, at Elmira. Survived by wife; son, Leonard Price; grandchildren, Donald, Dale, Deanna and Jerald Price of Knoxville; brothers, Hugh S. Price of Pittsburgh, Earl P. Price of Glen Ridge, NJ; step-mother, Mrs. Lucy D. Price of Los Angeles, CA. He was a member of Cowanesque Lodge 351, F&AM, Knoxville, and Coudersport Consistory. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m. at Griggs Funeral Home, Knoxville. The Rev. Dr. A. H. Owens, Baptist Church pastor, officiating, with Masonic commital at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
Knoxville Library Scrapbook - Knoxville, Jan. 25 - Another home has been darkened by the shadow of death and another mound added in the "silent city" of Riverside. After an illness of only one week, Mrs. Harty Graves died of pneumonia last Wednesday afternoon at the home of D. S. Graves on South First Street. Her death was a beautiful triumph of the Christian faith, "being confident and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." She made all arrangements for her funeral, selecting text, hymns, choir and pall bearers. Mrs. Graves, nee Hattie Pride, was thirty-two years of age and was married to Harty Graves twelve years ago. To them were born four children, Harry, Clifford, Leon and Myrtle. She was a member of the M. E. church and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family have the deepest sympathy of everyone in their sorrow. 1899
PRIDE MARY ANNA
Mrs. Orville M. Coon
It is our sad duty to chronicle the passing away of Mrs. Mary A. Pride Coon, wife of Orville M. Coon, at the General Hospital in Buffalo, N. Y., July 4th, 1908, after undergoing an operation which proved more serious than anticipated. This was a great surprise to her many friends as but few knew but what she was in usual good health, in fact it was only a few weeks since herself and family really knew of any serious trouble. The body, accompanied by the husband, arrived in town Monday afternoon on the B. & S. train and was taken to the home on South First Street. Mrs. Coon was born in Westfield township June 15, 1862, and was the daughter of Noble and Sarah Pride. She was united in marriage to Orville M. Coon May 10th, 1884. To them were born five children. Ray, the oldest, died in infancy. Will M., Lila M., Lulu B., and Eva G., who with the husband, remain to mourn the great loss. She also leaves of her immediate family her mother, Mrs. Sarah Johnston, and a brother, R. L. Pride, of Ulysses Township, Potter County. She became a christian at the age of fifteen and ever after lived a consistent christian life, very much loved and respected by all who knew her well. She was a most devoted wife and mother, very self-sacrificing for her family and home. She was a member of the M. E. Church of Knoxville and had been an active worker in the W. C. T. U., fearless to do her duty in the cause of right and truth. The funeral services will be held this Wednesday afernoon at 2 o'clock in the M. E. Church, Rev. W. P. Trowbridge, the pastor, officiating. Interment in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.
PROTHERO MARY E. STEARNS – Mary E. “Betty” Stearns, 72, of Park Hill Manor, Wellsboro, died Friday, March 10, 1995, at home. Born June 22, 1922, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Benjamin Prothero. She was a homemaker. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Thomas and Anna Prothero of Wellsboro; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Monday, March 13. There were no funeral services.
PURPLE MARTIN VANBUREN
Westfield Free Press Volume XXI - December 7, 1899
Martin V. Purple, died at his home in Academy Corners last Sunday of pneumonia. The funeral was held from the late home on Tuesday, Rev. N. F. Reynolds of the Baptist church officiating.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 27, 1937
Mrs. Nannie Wood, aged 83 years, died October 18, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ray in Deerfield township, after a long illness. She was born in Deerfield, January 24, 1854, daughter of Nelson G. Ray and Harriet Howland Ray. She was the widow of William Wood. Mrs. Wood had always been a resident of Deerfield and was a charter member of Valley Grange. Survivors are one brother, E. N. Ray, and two nephews, Lee Ray, of Knoxville, R. D. and Dr. Ray Signor, of Philadelphia. Funeral services were held at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland Wednesday; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville, Rev. Wallis H. Stevens, pastor of the Caton Baptist church, officiated. Bearers were: Fred Merrick, Bert Treaty, Fred Carpenter, Lionel W. Stevens, Dr. Ray Signor and Lee Ray.
REESE Dr. Charles Albert
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, February 18, 1920
Dr. Charles Albert Reese died at his home in Knoxville, February 7, aged 78 years. He was born August 20, 1841, in Somerset county, Pa., a son of Rev. Charles and Katherine Gephart Reese, his father being a minister of the Lutheran denomination and a man widely known throughout the state. He married Alice M. Stamp, of Clinton county, in 1864. She died in 1881. His education was received in the public schools and at Burnville Academy in Berks county. In 1860 Dr. Reese began the study of medicine with his brother, Dr. D. J. Reese, of Renovo, and after attending the University of Pennsylvania, he commenced the practice of medicine at Sinnehahoning, Pa., where he remained until 1872, when he returned to the university and attended another course of lectures, graduating in the class of 1873. In 1875 he located in Knoxville, where he built an extensive practice. In 1897 he went to Coudersport, where he engaged in practice with his son, Dr. F. G. Reese, until 1907, when he returned to Knoxville. Dr. Reese was a successful physician, a man of superior mentality and who by reason of numerous kind acts was endeared to many people. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Libbie Booth, of Cleveland, Ohio; Dr. F. G. Reese, of Coudersport; Mrs. Imogene Matteson, Mrs. Alice Berdonier and Mrs. Eva Weaver, of Knoxville; by 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held last week Tuesday.
REESE Eva M
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, February 8, 1950
Mrs. Eva M. Weaver, aged 69 years, wife of C. Albert Weaver, died at her home Thursday evening. She was a resident of Knoxville, and was born in Knoxville, daughter of Dr. Charles A. and Anna Stamp Reese. Mr. and Mrs. Weaver celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 10. She is survived her husband; five sons, Charles of Pittsburgh; Stanley, of Nelson; Evan of Denver, Colo., Gurney of Rochester and Lester of Knoxville: four daughters, Mrs. Donald Enderle of Elkland and Mrs. Roy Howe, Mrs. Kenneth Brass and Miss Arlene Weaver of Knoxville; 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
RENNINGER Marjorie Marie Calhoun
69, of Westfield, died on Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2013, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born Feb. 2, 1944 in Lock Haven, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John J. and Helen M. (Hopper) Renninger. She married Edwin "Eddie" P. Calhoun and she worked at the TruckLite for 20 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Marge is survived by her loving husband, Eddie; her children, Renatta (Kyler) Nangle, Baltimore, Md.; Melvin (Stacey) Shumway, Baltimore, Md.; Michael (Maureen) Shumway, Baltimore, Md.; Loraine (Tom) Andrews, Knoxville; Nicola Shumway, Wellsboro; her step children, Michelle (Brian) Ingerick, Wellsboro; Michael Calhoun, Long Island, N.Y.; Sherry Calhoun, East Islip, N.Y.; and 14 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a grandson, Nathan Shumway. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main Street, Westfield on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with Father John Kita and Michael Swimley officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – October 9, 2013
RICE Edgar R
Wellsboro Gazette – January 17, 1946
Edgar B. Rice, aged 85 years, formerly of Knoxville, died at the home of his daughter in Hudson, Mich., on Jan. 9. Surviving is one son, Clarence, and three daughters, Mrs. L. E. Mowcomber, of Nelson; Mrs. S. M. VanDyke, of Uniontown, and Mrs. R. E. Fenstamacher, of Hudson, Mich.; seven .grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday; burial in Knoxville.
ROBERTS Ada Edgcomb
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, January 21, 1953
Word has been received in Knoxville of the death of Mrs. Ada Edgcomb aged 85 years at her home in Philadelphia, Pa., Sunday January 18 1953 after a long illness. Mrs. Edgcomb was the widow of Alfred Edgcomb and were former Knoxville residents. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Edgcomb of Philadelphia; cousins, Mrs. May Ingham of Elmira; and Mrs. Ruth Kingston of Buffalo, NY. Funeral services will be held in Philadelphia today. The body will arrive in Knoxville today and will be at the Griggs funeral Home, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
ROBERTS Adeline K
Wellsboro Agitator - July 27, 1904
Death of Mrs. I. M. Edgcomb - Mrs. Adeline K. Edgcomb, wife of Mr. I. M. Edgcomb, of Knoxville, died last week Tuesday, after a long illness, aged 63 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Roberts of Moravia, N.Y., and was born in that Borough June 25th, 1841. She was twice married, her first husband being the late Orrin Stebbins, of Sabinsville, by whom she had three sons, Melvin B., of Wellsboro, and Gerald L, and Gary H., of Sabinsville. She married Mr. Edgcomb, about; 13 years ago. Mrs. Edgcomb joined the Methodist church in 1858, when she was about 17 years of age and has since been an earnest, faithful and devout member of that denomination. She is survived besides her husband and three sons, named, by three sisters: Mrs. Lydia Stebbins, Mrs. Emily Browers and Mrs. Rosetta Sutherland, all of Sabinsville, and four brothers, Messrs. George Roberts, of Sabinsville; Byron Roberts, of Mixtown, Adelbert Roberts, of Beechwoods, and O. B. Roberts, of Wellsboro. Mrs. Edgcomb possessed a cheerful and loving disposition and was a friend to everybody, always ready with a kind word and a cheering manner for those in trouble or distress and her good works were famous among all her acquaintances. Her friends were countless, and her death is mourned by all who knew her. Funeral services were held from the house on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Rev. L. F. Mulhollen, officiating. Her three sons and Messrs, Waldo, James A., and Alfred E Edgcomb acted as pallbearers. Burial in the Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, December 6, 1911
Mr. Giles Roberts, aged 80 years, died at his home in Knoxville Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, of heart disease. He was one of Knoxville's most prominent citizens. He owned the Roberts hardware store, which he conducted for a number of years. His wife died about six years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ada Edgcomb, of Knoxville. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the house, at 1 o'clock; burial in the Knoxville cemetery.
RYDER Charles H.
age 94 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday September 22, 2008 at Bethany Manor. Charles was born on June 2, 1914 in Knoxville, PA the son of the late William J. and Edith Bonney Ryder. He was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army. Charles was a graduate of Lawrenceville High School and graduated from the Mansfield State Teachers College in 1937. He was a Music Teacher in Little Marsh and Westfield, PA, he worked for Eclipse for over 25 years and was the owner and operator of Ryder's Music Store. Mr. Ryder was a member of the Oakwood Methodist Church in Elmira Heights and a member of the trailer club. He was given the gift of music and shared that gift by performing in the Elmira and Corning Symphony Orchestra's, The Bill Butler Orchestra, the Elmiran's and also in the Army Band. He was a former Mason. Charles was pre-deceased by his sister Dorothy Scarlett and brother William Ryder. Mr. Ryder is survived by his wife Marian Garner Ryder; son and daughter-in-law: Alan and Phyllis Ryder of Big Flats, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Barbara and Ron Roach of Pittsford, NY; Cheryl and David Thurkins of Painted Post, NY; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 4 nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday September 25, 2008 from 7-9 PM. On Friday September 26, 2008 calling hours will be held from 1 PM-2 PM at the Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM at the conclusion of calling hours. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Charles through memorials to the Oakwood United Methodist Church or to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/23/2008 - 9/24/2008
RYDER Charles H.
Age 94 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday September 22, 2008. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home on Thursday September 25, 2008 from 7-9 PM. A more complete notice will run in Wednesday's edition. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/23/2008
SARGEANT Lewis Amos
Wellsboro Gazette – November 19, 1997
Lewis A. Sargeant, 90, of Knoxville died Monday, Nov. 17,1997, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Jan. 10, 1907, in Columbia Crossroads, he was the son of Royal L. and Sarah Jane Burritt Sargeant. Formerly employed in highway construction, he had been a crane operator for Lane Construction Company, was later employed at Bates Feed Mill, Knoxville, and retired after 30 years of service from the former Ingersoll Rand plant at Painted Post, N.Y. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville, where he served as trustee and financial secretary. He served on the finance committee of the Yoked Churches of Knoxville, the Knoxville Board of Education, and had been a director of the Knoxville Public Library. He had been a member of the former Knoxville IOOF Lodge and the Knoxville Rebekah Lodge. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He married Inza Sweet on March 6, 1930. She preceded him in death June 8, 1987. He later married Edna Everts Butler, who survives. Surviving besides his wife, Edna, are one son and daughter-in-law, Walter R. and Pilar Sargeant, of Westfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Rev. Paul Green of Knoxville; two stepsons, Lowell Cutler of Inwood, W.Va , and David Butler of Mansfield; six grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren one great-greatgrandchild; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Yoked Church of Knoxville with the Rev Jefferson Brewster, pastor, officiating, assisted by Mr. Sargeant's son-in-law, Rev. David Paul Green. Burial will be made at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorial donations may be made to the Yoked Churches of Knoxville. Arrangements are being handled by the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Woodhull, N.Y.
Fay E. Age 85, of 204 Mill Street, Westfield, PA, died Saturday, May 28, 2005 at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro, PA. He was born January 11, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the son of Edmund and Helen Sayles. He retired after working for over thirty years for the Consolidated Gas Company. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Europe and Africa during WWII. He coached Little League and Senior League baseball in the Westfield area for many years. He was an avid NY Yankee fan and a staunch supporter of all the Cowanesque Valley High School boy's and girl's athletic teams. He is survived by his daughters, Donna Faye Stewart of Painted Post, NY and Vicki Sayles of Mansfield, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Marlene Sayles of Westfield, PA; grandchildren, Matthew Stewart of Anchorage, AK, Melissa Stewart of Easton, PA, Brett Sayles of Williamsport, PA and Renee Sayles of Westfield, PA; and a great-grandson, Cory Stewart of Anchorage, AK. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ina M. Sayles, in 2001. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday , 11 a.m. with Rev. Tim Miller officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 in Fay's memory.
SCHMIDT MARILYN COSTLEY
Marilyn Age 68, of Knoxville, PA, died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Marilyn was born June 22, 1938 in Elkland, PA, a daughter of Henry and Luella "Marie" (Taylor) Schmidt. She was the wife of Francis "Frank" Costley. She was a member of the Knoxville Assembly of God. Marilyn is survived by her husband, Frank; two sons, Grant Wheaton of Tulsa, OK, and Randy Joe Wheaton of Nebraska; a daughter, Cynthia Marie DeAmicis of Lowell, MA; 11 grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Charlene Payne, whom she raised; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Doris) Schmidt of Tioga, PA, and Frederick Schmidt of TN; a sister, Bernice Connelly of Douglas, Wyoming. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Fawcett in March 2006; a sister, Dorothy Smith; three brothers, Henry, Harvey and Lindsey Schmidt. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 5, 2007, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.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 visitation at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Terry L. Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.
SCHMIDT MARILYN COSTLEY
Marilyn Age 68, of Knoxville, PA, died Thursday, February 1, 2007. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 5, 2007, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.
ORVIL A. SCHOONOVER, 66 of Knoxville, Pa. died Friday, Dec. 9, 1938 at 2 p.m. Funeral services at the Griggs Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/1938
Westfield Free Press - Thursday, March 4, 1915
Polly Schoonover Costley - Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chloie Taft in Westfield, PA on February 27, 1915. She was born in Mixtown, PA on January 1, 1833 and her age being 82 years old. She married James Costley on March 2, 1851 and 11 children were born to them, of whom 5 still survive: Martha Wilhelm, of Washington; Chloie Taft, of Westfield, PA; Uriah, of Austinburg, PA; Lewis, of Knoxville, PA; and Jacob, of the Boatman. She was the last one of nine sisters and two brothers. Funeral was held on Tuesday, March 2nd. on her 64th Marriage Anniversary at the home of her daughter by the Rev. Longnecker of the Westfield Baptist Church. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. beside her late husband.
SCHOONOVER - BROADBENT, Thelma S.
Age 98, formerly of Knoxville and Tioga, PA, diedSaturday, June 7, 2008, at the Grenn Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born October 30, 1909 in Westfield, PA, the daughter of Albert and Harriett McPeek Schoonover. She was a homemaker and she worked for many years as a telephone operator for Commonwealth Telephone Company. Survived by sons, Lanny (Anita) Broadbent, Tioga, PA, Craig (Jane) Broadbent, Honeoye, NY; grandchildren, Kristi (Scott) Gee, Tioga, PA, Casey (Mellisa) Broadbent, Bradenton, FL, Terry (Lexi) Broadbent, Fairport, NY, Scott Broadbent, Henrietta, NY; great-grandchildren, Derek and Corey Gee, Tioga, PA, Lea and Owen Broadbent, Fairport, NY; nieces, Betty Brewster, Mansfield, PA, Dorothy Roe, Corning, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland D. Broadbent in 1996. Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation Friday, June 13, 2008, from 2-4:00 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knoxville Public Library in Thelma's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/8/2008.
SCRANTON Catherine Kelts
Wellsboro Agitator – January 18, 1905
Mrs. Horace Kelts, aged 72, died suddenly at her home in Knoxville on January 4th. Her maiden name was Katherine Scranton and she was born in Schoharie County, N. Y., June 22, 1832. She removed to Tioga county in 1850. On December 26, 1852, she was married to Mr. Horace Kelts who survives her with their three sons, Messrs. Guy R., of Harrison Valley; Elwin G., of Knoxville, and William F., of Warren. The Courier says: "Mrs. Kelts and her husband have resided in the vicinity of Westfield and Knoxville since their marriage, except two years at Ulysses and four years at Nelson. She was a noble woman, possessing a Christian character that was always noticeable in her life. She had been a member of the Methodist church since 1860, and was prominent in the work of the W.C.T.U.” Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 7th, in the Knoxville Methodist Church, Rev. L F. Mulhollen officiating. Mrs. Kelts was an aunt of Mr. R. C Kelts, of Wellsboro.
SEAMANS Linda L. Brass
of Knoxville, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born April 21, 1943, in Clymer Township, the daughter of Clair and June Tuttle Seamans. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Public Library, Valley Community Ambulance Association or the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Association. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Wellsboro Gazette – January 29, 2011
Wellsboro, Pa. — Linda L. Brass, 67, of Alba Street, Knoxville, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She worked for the DCNR. Survivors include her husband, Buddy J. Brass; two daughters, Denise Davenport Dodds of Knoxville and Lisa Brass of Troupsburg, N.Y.; and a sister, Shirley Kibbe of Genesee. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Corning Leader – January 26, 2011 Knoxville
SEARS Hannah - Mrs. Charles L. Merrick died last week Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Kibbe, of Knoxville, aged 68 years. She was a former resident of Wellsboro, having lived here for over 40 years, from 1850 to 1891, when she moved with her husband to Deerfield. She is survived by her husband, who is totally blind, and three children. The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon and was attended by a number of relatives from this place. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 14, 1903
SEARS - Mrs. Hannah Merrick, aged 70, the wife of Mr. Charles Merrick, died very suddenly last Tuesday evening in Knoxville at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Kibbe, with whom she and her husband had lived for several months. Death resulted from heart failure following a severe attack of grip. Besides her aged husband, who is nearly blind, and her daughter, Mrs. Kibbe, Mrs. Merrick is survived by two sons, Dr. George E. Merrick, of Knoxville who has just graduated from a Baltimore medical college and will locate in the West, and Mr. Charles S. Merrick, of Deerfield. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. S.V. Bedickian, the Presbyterian pastor in Knoxville, were held from Mrs. Kibbe's home on Thursday afternoon. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 13, 1903
SEELEY - FAUGHT, Candy Lynn (Seeley)
53, of Rochester, NY, formerly of Osceola, PA, diedMarch 29, 2008 in Rochester, NY. She was employed by Eastman Kodak for 27 years, an avid flower gardener, and a 1972 graduate of Elkland Area High School. She is survived by father, Mark H. Seeley (Pat Colborn), Osceola, PA; mother and stepfather, Catherine and Donald Russell, Knoxville, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Mark Kohut, Elkland, PA; brother, Edward Seeley, Osceola, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the compassionate and excellent care given to Candy by Marlene Rentovich and Dee Mengel. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Yoked Church. Pastor Joel Coleman, officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. It was Candy's request that friends who wish to send flowers, send perennial flowers. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2008.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Wednesday, October 11, 1911
Mrs. Hannah Woodbury, aged 86 years, widow of the late Augustus Woodbury, died Friday at her home in Knoxville, after a long illness. She was born near that borough on September 21, 1825. On August 29, 1844, she was married to John Kelts, who died a few years later, leaving 2 children, Frank and Abbie, the latter of whom is still living. On June 19, 1871, she was married to Mr. Woodbury, who died 6 months ago. The funeral was held Sunday.
SEELEY HERBERT LEIGH
Wellsboro Agitator Jan. 21, 1954
Herbert L. Seeley
Herbert L. Seeley, 75, of Knoxville, RD, died at his home in Deerfield Township, Monday afternoon January 11, 1954. He was born in Deerfield Township, Tioga County PA, son of the late Frank and Mary Taylor Seeley. Mr. Seeley had been a farmer for 50 years. He was a member and retired 30 year director of the Dairymen's League Cooperative Association, a director of the New York Milk Market Bargaining Agency, a member of Valley Grange No. 876; of County, State and National Granges. He was also a member of the Knoxville I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 271 and the Cowanesque Lodge F, and A.M. No. 351, also Coudersport Consistory. He was a member of the Selective Service Board of Tioga County PA., and a Democratic Committeeman of Tioga County, and Knoxville Civic Club. A prayer service was held at the home at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, and funeral services was at 2 p.m. at the Knoxville First Baptist Church of which he was a member. The Rev. Richard K. Morris, pastor of the church officiated, Masonic Committal services were held in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Goldiew LeMunyan Seeley, 2 sons Wright and Ralph Seeley of Knoxville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Robert VanGorden, of Elkland, PA, and Mrs. Dorothy Peaarson, of Elmira, N.Y; 3 stepsons, Wendell Beers, of Corning, NY, Burdette Beers, of Addison and Donald Beers of Knoxville; 1 step-daughter, Mrs. Reynold Tschantre, of Addison, NY; 9 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Harry W. of Holcomb, NY and Claud and Clifford Seeley of Knoxville, several nieces and nephews.
SEELEY Marion S. Newberry
85, of 1171 Doan Road, Knoxville, died Nov. 3, 2012 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was born June 17, 1927 in Knoxville, the daughter of Ralph and Harriet Preston Seeley. She retired from Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, N.Y. and was a former employee of Electri-Cord and Elkland Area High School. She is survived by sons, David "Jay" and Tina Newberry, Troupsburg, N.Y.; Dann and Maxine Newberry, Knoxville; best friend, Leroy Graff, Osceola; grandchildren, Preston Newberry, Norwich, N.Y.; Jarrid Newberry, Lancaster, N.Y.; Ardeth Newberry, Dansville, N.Y.; Nathaniel Newberry, Troupsburg, N.Y.; Jacob Newberry, Frewsberg, N.Y.; Shelly (Joseph) Krellner, Elkland; Daniel Newberry, Knoxville; great-grandchildren, 8; brother, Mark Seeley and Pat Colburn, Osceola; sisters, Helen Pratt, Knoxville; Marlene (Thomas) Palumbo, Waverly, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Beverly, Gail Druetto; and a brother, Robert Seeley. Friends were invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Elkland, Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Daryl Butler officiated. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Public Library. Wellsboro Gazette – November 7, 2012
SEELEY Ralph Seeley
54, of Knoxville RD, died Wednesday, March 15, 1961 in Wellsboro Hospital. He had been ill two years. Born in Deerfield Township, the son of Herbert and Annabelle Wright Seeley. Mr. Seeley was a farmer. He was a member of Valley Grange, a Civil Defense director, a member of the Dairymen’s League Association and of Cowanesque Valley Saddle Club. Surviving are his widow, Harriet Preston Seeley; four daughters, Mrs. Marion Newberry of Osceola, Mrs. Helen Pratt, of Knoxville, Mrs. Marlene Palumbo of Scranton, and Miss Gail Seeley at home; two sons, Robert of Woodhull, N.Y., and Mark of Knoxville; one brother Wright Seeley of California; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Van Gorden of Elkland and Mrs. Dorothy Pearson of Elmira, N.Y. and 14 grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday with the Rev. Edward Walker officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, March 23, 1961 page 4
SEELEY Samuel C
Westfield Free Press - 1908
Samuel C. Seeley died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1908 at the home of his son, Noah B. Seeley in Austinburg, PA, Survivors are 6 sons & 1 daughter: George N., of Powers, MI; Noah B. & William of Austinburg, PA; Nathaniel H., of Westfield, PA; Matthew of Andover, NY & Charles of Marion, Indiana. Daughter is Mrs. A. L. Lewis of Greenwood, NY; also 1 brother, Eli T. Seeley of Oshkosh, WI and 1 sister, Augustus Woodbury of Knoxville, PA. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Tioga, PA
Stella Van Gorden Buried in Knoxville
Knoxville - Funeral services were held at the Eaton Funeral Home in Knoxville on Monday for Mrs. Stella Seeley Van Gorden, 64, of 102 Close Ave., Elklandl She died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, Thursday, December 22, 1966. She was the wife of Robert Van Gorden, whom she married June 18, 1928. She was born in Knoxville, PA September 8, 1902 to Herbert and Annabelle Wright Seeley. She was a resident of Elkland for 32 years after leaving Knoxville. She is survived by her husband; 2 daughters, Mrs. Roberta Simons of Millerton, PA; Mrs. Alberta Runyan of Wellsboro; brother, Wright F. Seelye of Salinas, California; 1 sister, Mrs. Dorothy Pearson of Elmira; 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Rev. Frank Russell, of the Good News Mission in Elkland, officiated. Pall bearers were Robert Lugg, Jerry Pratt, Mark Seeley, Robert Seeley, Donald and Roger VanZile.
Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA
GEORGE SEELY, age 81 years died at his home in Knoxville Saturday (Nov. 5, 1932) morning following a long illness. The funeral was held at the home on East Street Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. H. Stevens of the Westfield Baptist Church officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery with the committal service by the Cowanesque Lodge, F. and A. M., of which Mr. Seely had been a member 44 years. Mr. Seely is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nettie Hunt Seely; one daughter, Mrs. Janis Robertson, Jesse R. Seely of Knoxville; one grandson, Glen Robertson of Poughkeesie, N.Y. and a granddaughter, Geraldine Seely of Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1932
SEVERSON Emerette Anna
Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, July 22, 1992
Emerette A Dearman, 100, of 118 East Main St, Knoxville, died Friday, July 17, 1992. Born April 19, 1892, in Wellsboro,
she was the daughter of Herbert and Louise Daingle Severson. She graduated from Wellsboro High School, and attended Allegheny College. She was past matron of the Eastern Star, and a former trustee of the Knoxville Library. She taught elementary education in Ansonia. She married Everett Dearman Sr, in 1913. Preceding her in death were her husband, in 1941, and son, Everett Jr, in 1944 during World War II. Surviving are son, Quentin Dearman, Madison, N H , grandson, James Dearman, Orno, Maine, great-grandson, Everett Dearman, Orno, several nieces and nephews. Services were held Wednesday, July 22, at the Yoked Church, Knoxville. The Rev Jefferson Brewster officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund of the Yoked Church, Knoxville, Pa 16928. Arrangements were made by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.
SHERER Juanita M
JUANITA S. LUGG
Juanita S. Lugg, 93, formerly of Knoxville, died Wednesday, Jan. 18,1995, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 18,1901, in Cameron, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frederick J. and Anna Krathge Sherer. She attended local schools in Cameron, N.Y., and Knoxville and graduated from Meeker's Business School in Elmira, N.Y., and became office manager of A.W. Lugg in Knoxville. On Aug. 20, 1921, she married R. Hugh Lugg of Knoxville and was associated with him in the family business until they retired in 1965. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville and its Women's Missionary Society. She was a former president of the Tioga County Women's Society. She was instrumental in establishing Knoxville Chapter #28, O.E.S., and was a founding member of the Cowanesque Valley Garden Club and active in the Republican Women's Club in Tioga County. Preceding her in death were her husband; R. Hugh Lugg, on Jan. 9, 1982; and two grandsons, John F. Lugg, in 1990, and 2nd Lt. Donald C. Lugg, in 1991. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert S. and Anne P. Lugg of Knoxville, Donald E. and Elaine C. Lugg of Knoxville and Sarasota, Fla., and Att. Allan W. and Ruth J. Lugg of Lock Haven; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Public Library or to the charity of one's choice.
SHERER Kenneth F
Wellsboro Gazette - May 11, 1983
Committal services for Kenneth F. Sherer who died Dec 8,1982, in Fort Myers Florida, where he resided have been scheduled for May 16, 1983 at 10 30 a. m. at the Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville. Mr Sherer was a former resident of Knoxville and Wellsboro.
SMITH –BETTY MAY BLY, age 84, of Tioga, PA, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family after a short battle with cancer, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Born May 5, 1930 in Millerton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Marty and Dorothy (Rozell) Smith. Betty married Charles I. Bly, Jr; he passed away on September 14, 1996. Betty was a member of the Red Hat Club in FL and attended the Knoxville Yoked Church. She loved walking and playing cards and dominoes. She is survived by her sons, Charles I. Bly, III and Colleen of Ocala, FL, David L. and Patricia Bly of Elmira, NY, Keith E. and Susan Bly of Tioga, PA and Robert P. and Penny Bly of Wyalusing, PA; a daughter, Annette M. and Daniel L'Amoureux of Knoxville, PA; 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; her sister, Laura Kole of Elmira, NY; a brother, Garrett Smith of Addison, NY; a brother-in-law, Don Phillips of Cayuta, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her husband, Charles and her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tanya Carpenter. Family will received friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland, PA on Friday, 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/6/2014
Wellsboro Gazette January 27, 1910
Chas. Smith, the young son of Mrs. Will Taylor, of Shortsville, died on Monday of Bright's disease. He had been sick a long time and a great sufferer, but was able to be around most of the time until Sunday morning, when he was taken worse and died on Monday.
SMITH Charlotte “Lottie” A.
Mrs. Robert J. Allen, Sr.
The funeral was held Monday at the Roaring Branch Methodist Church, for Lottie A. Allen, 91, a resident of the Lewisburg United Methodist Home and a former resident of Roaring Branch and of Muncy, who died at the home on Thursday, March 31, 1983. She was the widow of Robert J. Allen, Sr. who died Feb. 1, 1975. Born Dec. 18, 1891, in Tioga County, she was a daughter of Sherman and Lena Clark Smith. She and her husband owned and operated a general store at Roaring Branch for 35 years. Mrs. Allen was a member of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church. She was a member and past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star 71, Canton. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Dow of Muncy; a son, Robert J., Jr. of Cayuta, NY; two brothers, Gurney R. and Ivan H. Taylor; both of Middlebury Center, and a sister, Mrs. Carl Palmer, of Little Marsh. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
SMITH Freeman Holmes
Edgecomb Scrapbook Knoxville Library
Freeman Holmes Smith, son of Martha Holmes and A. Freeman Smith, was born in the City of New York, March 1st, 1856, and died at Franklin, N.Y., March 18, 1922. He was educated in the schools of New York City. Later he attended Military Academy at Chesshire, Conn, from which he entered Columbia University. He came to Knoxville about 1878, and was united in marriage Feb. 19, 1880, to Esther M. Freeman, who survives him. To them were born six children, Harry Eugene Smith of Athena, PA; Mrs. Orrest H. Bean, of Jamaica, L. I.; Esther Isabelle, who died in infancy; J. W. Smithwaite, of Bath, N.Y,.; and Freeman Holmes, Jr. a student at the University of Pennsylvania. Freeman Smith was a most kind husband and father. His devotion to his home and family was always manifest. He possessed a wonderful personality and radiated the sunshine of a happy disposition to all with whom he came in contact. In prosperity and adversity his genial smile and cheerful greeting were ever present. In him whose loss is mourned was that which was greater than all his achievements and finer than all his endowments, a sturdy self-reliant, righteous manhood. The funeral services were held from the family home on Water Street Wednesday afternoon, March 22, 1922, at 1 o'clock. The Rev. Wallis H. Stevens of Waterloo, N. Y. offciated. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery.
Lockwood C SMITH
Lockwood C Smith was born in the town of Hornellsville, N.Y., Sept. 30, 1831, and died at his home in the borough of Knoxville, PA., March 14, 1905. He was married to Sarah J. King Sept. 18, 1855, and to them were born two sons and one daughter. Sherman P., the youngest, died Aug. 14, 1868; Mrs. Smith, wife of L. C. Smith, died Nov. 29, 1903. Walter G. died March 24, 1904, and the only surviving one of the immediate family is the daughter, Mahalie, wife of Hartfard Graves, of Knoxville, PA. Mr. Smith is survived by five grandchildren also two brothers and five sisters. Mr. Smith came to Chatham, PA., when about six years old and lived there until about fifteen years ago when he moved to Knoxville. He was converted when seventeen years old and joined the church. He was an officer in the church and class leader much of the time. He was a kind and indulgent father and a true and affectionate husband. His life was spent as a farmer until he came to Knoxville, and even during the past fifteen years his greatest care has been his farm in Chatham. Funeral services were held in the Knoxville M.E. Church March 16, his pastor, Rev. L. F. Mulhollen, officiating, and his body interred in the family plot in the Riverside Cemetery.
SMITH Lois S. Taft
76, of Knoxville, died after a brief and courageous fight with cancer on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, with her family at her side. Born June 5, 1936 in Corning, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Dr. James and Esther (Edgecomb) Smith. She graduated from Knoxville School in 1954 and attended Elmira Business Institute. On May 16, 1959 she married Milton A. Taft in Knoxville, and they enjoyed 52 years together until he died last spring on Mar. 5, 2012. Lois worked at the Westinghouse in Elmira, N.Y., she helped her husband run the Cowanesque Store next to home, and for 20 years worked at the Potter County Board of Assistance. Most recently, she volunteered in the office of Caring Hands Across the Valley. Lois was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church, Allegewi Chapter DAR, Past Matron of Coudersport Chapter OES and the treasurer of Knoxville Chapter OES. She enjoyed reading, crafts, texting her granddaughter and traveling with her husband. She is survived by her children, Susan Lingeris, Knoxville; Robert (Betsy) Taft, Hermitage, Pa.; her granddaughter, Emily E. Taft, Erie, Pa.; step grandchildren, Richard and Anthony Lingeris, Robert (Jen), Stephen and Daniel Iyoob and Melanie (Mark) Lasky; and her sister, Peggy (Gene) Kump, Knoxville. Family will receive friends at the Knoxville Yoked Church, Alba Street, Knoxville, on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 12 p.m. with Pastor Sherry Good officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Caring Hands Across the Valley, P.O. Box 265, Knoxville, Pa. 16928 or to the Knoxville Public Library, P.O. Box 277, Knoxville, Pa. 16928. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. Wellsboro Gazette – May 31, 2013
Wellsboro Agitator - March 24, 1909
Mrs. Sarah Smith King, widow of the late Lewis King, died at the home of Wilford Freeborn, in Knoxville, on March 11, aged 76 years. Her husband died nearly twelve years ago. She is survived by two children, Mrs. Wilford Freeborn, of Knoxville, and H. P. King, of Deerfield, besides several brothers and sisters. The funeral was held at the home on March 14, at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. P. Trowbridge, pastor of the Knoxville M. E. church, officiating; interment in the family plot in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.
Sherman P. SMITH
Sherm Smith, as he was familiarly known, died at his home in Chatham Sunday afternoon last, Aug. 14, after a short illness of only three days. He was working in the hay field when taken last Thursday afternoon. He went to the house and took a dose or two of medicine kept in the house, supposing he was taken with a bilious attack. He got no permanent relief and about midnight sent for a physician. He grew worse all the time and on Sunday morning a consultation of doctors was summoned arriving about noon. It was decided that his affliction was appendicitis and when told that his chances for recovery was one of a hundred without an operation, and probably fatal if an operation was performed, he with apparent composure said "Go ahead and do the best you can." The operation was performed but he never rallied. Sherman Smith was born September 21, 1867, and would have been 31 years old next month. He was the youngest son of Lockwood C. and Sarah King Smith now residents of this boro. He was married to Lena Clark about eight years ago and lived on the Smith homestead in Chatham. He leaves a widow and one little daughter, a brother, Walter G. Smith, who resided with him on the farm and one sister, Mahala Smith, of this boro, besides a father and mother, also residents of this boro. His death is the first in the family circle and is a severe blow to his parents, brother and sister as well as a great loss to his wife and little daughter. Sherman Smith was a kind and obedient son, and a beloved brother and an affectionate husband and father. Our Little Marsh correspondent, who has always been a neighbor to Mr. Smith and knew him well says: "He was an earnest christian and an excellent neighbor." Funeral services were held yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon at his late home, Rev. E. G. Hall, of Knoxville, officiating. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and the many friends and neighbors of the deceased. Interment in the Riverside cemetery near this place.
SMITH Sherman P
This community was saddened by the sudden death of Sherman Smith Sunday afternoon. He had only been sick a day or two. He leaves a wife and one little daughter, a sister and a brother besides his parents and a host of friends. The deceased was an earnest Christian, an excellent neighbor and will be greatly missed by all.
Death of Walter Smith
Walter G. Smith , son of L. C. Smith, of this borough, died on their farm in Chatham, Thursday night, March 24, 1904, at 11:30. Walter Smith was born in Chatham, June 4, 1856. He was converted about twelve years ago and joined the M. E. Church, and was a faithful member. He had been in poor health for the past four years, but for the past year had been in better health at times and did considerable work. He was about the house and place the day that he died the following night, and his death was sudden and unexpected. He is survived by two sons, Harrison, 15 years old, and Irvin, 12 years old, and his father, L. C. Smith and one sister, Mrs. Hartford Graves, of this borough. The two sons will reside with their grandfather, in this borough. The body was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hartford Graves, in this borough, on Friday, and the funeral services were held in the M. E. church at 2 p.m., Sunday, and on account of sickness of the pastor, the services were conducted by Rev. C. T. Frame. Interment in the family plot in the Riverside Cemetery.
SPENCER - PERKINS
Elizabeth J. Age 63, of RR #1, Osceola, PA, diedThursday, September 15, 2005, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born May 2, 1942 in Elkland, PA the daughter of Walter and Genevieve Stoddard Spencer. She was an agent for Really Rural Real Estate Co., liked to sew and was an avid teddy bear collector. She is survived by her husband, Thomas; son and daughter-in-law, M. Scott and Rita Perkins, Osceola, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Tony Smith, Osceola, PA, and Lisa and Joe Grapevine, Corning, NY; grandchildren, Joe Perkins, Nichole Perkins, Dustin and Monica Smith, Ashley Smith, Marcia Grapevine, Jodie Grapevine, Annie Grapevine; great-granddaughter, Shy-Ann Smith; sister and brother-in-law, J. Marie and Eugene Field, Trout Run, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins; her boys, Snoppy and Dennis. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA, Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m., with Eugene A. Field officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
To Joyce Tice:
The following is one update for the Riverside Cemetery records,
SPENCER, William Edward (Ed)
Born: October 21, 1925
Died: January 3, 2004
SPENCER, William Edward "Ed"
Age 78, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Knoxville, PA, Saturday, January 3, 2004 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born October 21, 1925 in Deerfield Twp., PA, the son of Thomas and Mildred Boyce Spencer. He worked for many years for the Elkland Leather Company and in the machine shop for Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, NY. He was a member of the Butler Hill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army, who served during WWII. He is survived by daughter, Deborah Spencer, New York, NY; son, Gary Spencer, Meza, AZ; grandson, Luke Spencer, Mesa, AZ; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willard and Helen Spencer, Westfield, PA, Fred and Esther Spencer, Collinsville, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Allison Baker, Knoxville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main St., Elkland PA Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro PA in Ed's memory.
WILLIAM EDWARD ‘ED’ SPENCER, age 78, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Knoxville, PA, Saturday, January 3, 2004, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born October 21, 1925 in Deerfield Twp., PA, the son of Thomas and Mildred Boyce Spencer. He worked for many years for the Elkland Leather Company and in the machine shop for Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post, NY. He was a member of the Butler Hill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army, who served during WWII. He is survived by daughter, Deborah Spencer, New York, NY; son, Gary Spencer, Meza, AZ; grandson, Luke Spencer, Mesa, AZ; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willard and Helen Spencer, Westfield, PA, Fred and Esther Spencer, Collinsville, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Allison Baker, Knoxville, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main St., Elkland, PA Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA in Ed’s memory. –Elmira Star Gazette.
CHARLES SPRAGUE, 59, of Clarks Summit, formerly of Knoxville unexpectedly Friday, March 22, 1957. Survived by wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Miss Ruth Sprague of Colorado; son, Eugene of New Rochelle, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Mabel Cady of Knoxville. He was associated with International Business Correspondence School at Scranton. The body will be brought to the Knoxville Methodist Church this afternoon where services will be held at 3 p.m. Knoxville Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/24/1957
STAFFORD Edith Winifred
Wellsboro Agitator - July 10, 1958
Mrs. Edith Stafford Swimley of Westfield RD 4, mother of Walter Swimley, Tioga County Superintendent of Schools, died Sunday, July 6 1958. Death occured at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dwight Balch on Jemison Road. Mrs. Swimley was 84. Besides her son and daughter, she is survived by another son, Leon E. of Westfield RD 4, with whom she had made her home; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday. The Rev. Lynn Green of Covington officiated and burial was in Riverside cemetery, Knoxville.
STEADMAN Genevieve E. Kelts
98 of Elkland died on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Born October 6, 1914 in Elkland, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Bernice (Newberry) Steadman. She worked for the Elkland Leather Company as a lab technician for over 38 years and was the River Valley Country Pro Shop manager for 9 years. She was a member of the Knoxville Methodist Church and a member and past Matron of the Elkland Chapter #134 Order of the Eastern Star. Genevieve is survived by her niece, Elaine Hughes of Lawrenceville, PA; great nieces, Roxanna (William) Swatsworth of Nelson, PA, Janice Chapel and Larry (Marcy) Hughes both of Lawrenceville, PA; numerous great great nieces and nephews; step sons, Donald “Smokey” (Terri) Kelts of Bellvue, WA and David (Judy) Kelts of WA and three step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Elwin Kelts in 1977 and second husband, Donald Kelts in 1999. Calling hours will be held at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Saturday, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. A memorial service will be held immediately following at 3:00 PM with Rev. Terry Moore officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a church of your choice. Star Gazette – January 16, 2013
STEADMAN Robert M. Steadman
age 82 of Murdock St., Knoxville, PA died at home on Friday, August 30, 2013. Born August 4, 1931 in Springfield, NY, he was the son of the late Floyd and Florence (Kibbe) Steadman. He married D. Bernice Schoonover on August 5, 1949. He worked at the Elkland Leather Company for 25 years and then worked at Ingersol – Rand for 20 years. Bob was a scoutmaster and Little League Coach. He served on the Riverside Cemetery Board, was a member of the Knoxville Council and a board member of the Knoxville TV Association. He enjoyed taking bus trips. Bob is survived by his wife, Bernice; his sons, Jace (Chris) of Knoxville, PA, Douglas (Deb) of Knoxville, PA and Mikel (Ann) Steadman of Osceola, PA; 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; his brother, Ronald (Gerry) Steadman of Akron, OH; his sisters, Carol Schriner of Lawrenceville, PA and Arloine Beebe of Knoxville, PA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Monday 6:00 – 9:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 11:00 AM with Rev. Daryl Butler officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Riverside Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 158, Knoxville, PA 16928. Wellsboro Gazette – August 31, 2013
STEBBINS Thelma I
Wellsboro Gazette – September 27, 1995
Thelma I. Howland, 87, of 218 West Main St., Knoxville, died Monday, Sept. 26, 1995, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 7, 1908, in Westfield, she was the daughter of John and Nettie Martin Stebbins. She was a graduate of Westfield High School, member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church and had been active there in several roles. She was a member and past matron of the Knoxville Chapter OES and former member of the Knoxville Rebekah Lodge. She had been a secretary at the Elkland Tannery and Eberle Tanning Co. in Westfield. She worked at the Kayser Glove Factory in Knoxville. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Charles W. Howland; one son, Rockney Howland of Columbia, Md.; two daughters, Sandra Howland and Joyce Howland, both of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Genevieve Schofield of Florida; two grandsons, Mark and John Howland two great-grandchildren, John Zachary and Rachel; nieces and nephews. There were no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Donations may be made to the Knoxville United Methodist Church, Knoxville, Pa. Arrangements were handled by Flint Funeral Home, Addison, Ny.
STEVENS Katherine "Kate"
Wellsboro Agitator - June 27, 1951
Funeral services were held Saturday June 22, 1951, at Knoxville, for Mrs. Kate Matteson, aged 79 years, of Nunda, N.Y., who died in Wellsville, N.Y., Wednesday, June 20, after a long illness. She was born in Deerfield Township, Pa., the daughter of Nelson and Emma Thompson Stevens. Mrs. Matteson was the widow of Fred E. Matteson. They were former residents of Knoxville. Surviving are one foster daughter, Mrs. Ruth Yeager, of Wellsville, N.Y.; one brother, Rev. Wallis H. Stevens, of Itthaca, N.Y; one sister, Mrs. Winifred Croft, of Troupsburg, N.Y.; several grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The Rev. Grant Chambers, of Nunda, officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
STEVENS NELSON H
Wellsboro Agitator - May 5, 1930
Nelson H. Stevens, aged 92 years, died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Matteson of Nunda, N.Y., where he had lived for the past seven years. Mr. Stevens was the son of Alonzo and Eliza Stevens of Deerfield and a pioneer settler of this section. He is survived by two sons, Rev. W. H. Stevens, of Westfield and Charles Stevens of Dundee; three daughters, Mrs. F. E. Matteson, of Nunda; Mrs. B. R. Croft of Woodhull; Mrs. Rosie Cornell of Ithaca, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Lamb, of Chicago, Ill.
STEWART - CONRAD
Julie L. Stewart Age 44 of the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Tioga, PA, diedSunday, October 28, 2001 after a long illness. Born in Wellsboro, PA, May 17, 1957, she was the daughter of Richard F. & Jeanette A. Stewart. She was a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School of Westfield, PA. She is survived by her mother, Jeanette A. Stewart of Knoxville, PA; her brother, Dennis Stewart of Knoxville, PA; and sisters & brother-in-law, Karen & Charles Heatwole of Corydon, Indiana & Debra & Tim Mulhollen of Hornell, NY; six nieces & one nephew. She is preceded in death by her father. Friends may call Wednesday, October 31st, 1:30 - 3:00 PM at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation. Rev. Daryl Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.
RICHARD F. STEWART
KNOXVILLE, Pa. - Richard F. Stewart, 76, of RD #1, Knoxville, Pa., died Sunday (June 10, 2001) unexpectedly. Born in Elkland, Pa., Jan. 20, 1924, he was the son of Floyd and Mildred Houghton Stewart. He was a graduate of Knoxville High School, was an Army Air Corp. veteran of World War II, and was a retired maintenance supervisor from the Green Home of Wellsboro, Pa. He married Jeanette Allen, Feb. 26, 1946, she survives. Also surviving are his son, Dennis Stewart of Knoxville, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen (Chuck) Heatwole of Corydon, Ind., Debra (Tim) Mulhollen of Hornell and Julie Conrad of Wellsboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call Wednesday 7-9 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Daryl Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.
STUCKEY Arthor S. Stuckey
87 of Knoxville, died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Corning Hospital, Corning, N.Y. Born July 10, 1925 in Fairmont, W. Va., he was the son of the late Lawrence W. and Flora (Benson) Stuckey. He served in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division during WWII, where he received the Purple Heart. He married Bessie C. Jones; she passed on Apr. 2, 2009. Arthor was a member of the Knoxville VFW Post #6753, Knoxville – Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department, Riverside Cemetery Association and the Purple Brook Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by his sons, Edward (Cathy) Stuckey, Waldorf, Md.; Frank (Julie) Stuckey, Elkland; his daughters, Carol (Edward) Morris, LaPlata, Md.; Donna (David) Blend, Elkland; Doris Morehouse, Woodhull, N.Y.; 9 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Yoked Church of Knoxville, 110 Alba Street, Knoxville, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Sherry Good officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. Wellsboro Gazette – January 8, 2013
SUTTON - GLOVER, Jane E.
Age 93, of 106 East Main Street, Knoxville, PA, diedon Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA, following a brief illness. Born March 22, 1916 in Wilmington, Delaware, to James and Eleanor Sutton, she married attorney, Edwin A. Glover, Esq. in 1939. A devoted wife and aunt, Jane is survived by nephew, Robert Edgcomb (Hazel) of Knoxville; great-nephews, Brian Edgcomb (Cheryl) of Knoxville, Alan Forsberg (Diane) of Wellsville, NY; great-nieces, Hilma Cooper (Keith) of Wellsboro, PA, Judy Griggs (John) of Haymarket, VA, Mary Williams of Elmira, NY, Donna Kosa (Doug) of Ulysses, PA; several great-great-nieces and nephews; and longtime family friend, Eugene Seelye of Wellsboro, PA. She was predeceased by husband, Edwin; and niece, Helen Edgcomb Forsberg. Serving the Knoxville Public Library as librarian for many years, Jane will be long remembered for her love of reading and books. With a witty sense of humor and a gracious demeanor, Jane enjoyed family gatherings as well as civic activities. A member of the Knoxville Yoked Church, Eastern Star, Potter-Tioga Library System, Shakespeare Club, Tuesday Bridge Club, Tioga County Historical Society, Valley 49'ers Square Dance Club, Jane participated in a multitude of life experiences. A celebration of Jane's life will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Yoked Church on Alba Street with her Pastor, Joel Coleman, officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Stamp Camp USA, 117 Court Street, Suite A, Elkland, PA 16920 or Knoxville Community Association, PO Box 123, Knoxville, PA 16928. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/15/2009 - 6/21/2009
SUTTON Lilla M
Wellsboro Agitator – October 13, 1966
Our town was saddened by the death of Leo & Lilla Wetmore. Their death was less than two weeks apart. Lilla Wetmore, mother of Leo, was a resident of Knoxville for many years, sympathy goes out to the family.
Ronald G. SWARTWOOD, age 23, of Westfield, PA, Saturday, April 22, 1972, as a result of an automobile accident. Friends may call at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, PA. Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. from the Westfield Wesleyan Church, the Rev. James Clemens. Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Survived by mother Leila Swartwood of Horseheads; two brothers Oscar and William of Westfield; maternal grandmother Mrs. Gertrude Cole of Westfield; nieces and nephews. Mr. Swartwood was in the U. S. Coast Guard stationed at Grover’s Island, NY.
Paul E. Age 69, of 193 Joseph St., Horseheads, NY, diedNovember 8, 2006 at his home. He was born February 5, 1937 in Harrison Valley, PA, the son of Willard and Velma Elliott Sweet. He is survived by his wife, Kay Bowers Sweet. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 West Main St., Westfield, PA, Saturday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Edward Caster, Offc. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
SWEET Walter Hiram
Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, PA) - November 13, 1952
Blossburg - Walter H. Sweet, 66, of Knoxville, died Tuesday night, Nov. 11, 1952, after a long illness. He was a member of the Knoxville Odd Fellows Lodge and the Westfield Encampment. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Inza Sargeant, Knoxville, and Mrs. Doris Sherer, Avon Park, Fla., and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Knoxville. The Rev. Richard K. Morris, pastor of the Knoxville Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.
SWETLAND Dale Morgan
Age 66, of Rossiter, PA, formerly of Knoxville, PA, died September 26, 2009, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born January 27, 1943 in Cowanesque, PA, the son of Morgan and Leone King Swetland. He was co-owner of Greene Acres Enterprises, past chief and life member of the Knoxville - Deerfield Vol. Fire Dept., former chief of Valley Community Ambulance Assoc., retired construction engineer for PennDot, former Tioga County Deputy Coroner and Paramedic assistant. He is survived by his wife, Adele Swetland, Rossiter, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Erin Swetland, Middlebury Center, PA; grandchildren, Doyle D.M. (Bum) Swetland, Kara and Ashlee Swetland; stepchildren, Faith (George) Ebright, Honeybrook, PA, Marty Cook, Troupsburg, NY, Darwin Lynn Cook, Louisiana; sister, Diane (Bernie) Roe, Nelson, PA; brothers, Carleton Swetland, Cowanesque, PA, Miner Swetland, Utah, Mark Swetland, Knoxville, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and second wife, Hattie (Cook) Swetland. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Thursday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville - Deerfield Vol. Fire Dept. Published in Star-Gazette from September 29 to September 30, 2009
Wellsboro Agitator - July 11, 1934
Edward Swimley, aged 70 years, died Monday morning at 1:30 o'clock at his home in Westfield township, of apoplexy. He was born in Westfield township and had lived there all his life. He leaves his widow, three sons, Mura, Walter and Leon; a daughter, Ethel, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Hare. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Wallace Stevens officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.
SWIMLEY Ethel Balch
Star Gazette – November 21, 2000
Ethel Swimley School Teacher Age 93 of RD #4, Little Marsh, PA, died November 19, 2000 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, RD, Wellsboro, PA. She was born December 6, 1906 in Westfield Twp, PA, the daughter of Edward and Edith Stafford Swimley. She taught school for over 44 years, is a member of the Clymer Baptist Church and a member of the Retired Teachers Association of PA. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert (Esther) Rexford, Campbell, NY, Mrs. Donald (Aileen) Leach, RD, Westfield, PA., Mrs. Homer (Eileen) Peters, Holland, OH; son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Sally Balch, Royal Palm Beach, FL; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 nephews; several grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Dight in 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA, Thursday, November 23, 2000 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM at the Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville, PA. Rev. Roy Sieders, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Clymer Baptist Church.
SWIMLEY MARY AMELIA
Mrs. Mary Swimley Erway, aged 59, died at her home on the Jemison Sunday evening, Sept. 11, at 9 p.m. of a heart attack. She had been ill since April. Mrs. Erway was the daughter of William and Frances Witter Swimley and was born October 28, 1889. She was united in marriage to Marion Erway October 14, 1908, who survives. To them were born six children. Clarence, Athol and Hugh died in infancy. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Elva Haley of Buffalo; two sons, Kenneth of Cross Forks and Guy of Baltimore, MD.; two brothers, Lloyd Swimley of Phillips Station and Reginald Swimley of Westfield, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home, Rev. Cecil Palm officiating. Interment was in the Knoxville Cemetery.
Death of William Swimley - Wellsboro Agitator – February 19, 1930
Cowanesque, Feb. 17 – William Swimley died Feb. 15, at Phillips Station, of a heart attack. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was about 70 years of age. His wife died several years ago and he had since lived with his son, Lloyd. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter Sherwood, of Phillips; two sons, Lloyd, of Phillips, and Reginald, of Westfield; one brother, Ed Swimley, of Westfield, and one half-sister, Mrs. James Hare, of Cowanesque. He spent most of his life on the Jemison until a few years ago, when he moved to Phillips, where his son conducts a general store.