Salem - St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga County Pennsylvania
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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ALEXANDER Robert G.
Age 68, of Liberty, died Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born August 17, 1940, the son of Marion (Mase) and the late Cameron Alexander. Robert graduated from Liberty Jr., Sr. High School and was retired from Ward Manufacturing, Blossburg. Robert is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol (Wilson); eight children, Richard, Ryan, Christopher, Brian, Derek of Liberty, Melissa of Trout Run, R. Michael of Kentucky and David and his wife, Jeanne of South Williamsport; his mother, Marion of Liberty; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Sharon of Liberty; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Daniel Stevens of Tioga and sister-in-law, Joyce and brother-in-law, Edgar Messner of Roaring Branch; three grandchildren, Carter, Kyler and Claire Alexander of South Williamsport; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call on Thursday, February 26, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, February 27, at the Liberty Lutheran Church with services immediately following at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Detlef Huckfeldt officiating. Burial will be in Salem - St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert's name may be made to the charity of their choice or to the East Point Hunting Club, Liberty, PA, attn: Charles Duda. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/26/2009
ASHLEY - Addison S. Ashley, [SRGP 07868] aged 67 years, of Covington, RD1, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 8. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Evans Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev. Mr. Young, of Mansfield, officiating; burial in the Hart Cemetery in Liberty township. Mr. Ashley is survived by his widow, Mrs. Josephine Comstock Ashley; a son, Dr. K.C. Ashley, and a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Champaign, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers and two sisters, Joseph Ashley of Mansfield RD1; M.W. Ashley of Wellsboro; Howard Ashley of Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. K. Robey, also of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Bertha Connelly of Blossburg; and four grandchildren. He was a member of the Grange and was formerly a member of the IOOF. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 15, 1937
ATKINS Iola M Brill
Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, April 4, 1979
lola M. Brill, age 85 of Wellsboro RD1, died on Sunday, April 1, 1979, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born August 10, 1913, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of George and Linnie Comstock Atkins. She was a former employee of the Corning Glass Works Wellsboro Plant for 22 years. She was the widow of Lewis Brill. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Linnie Rexford of Wellsboro RD1; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Patricia) Hendrix of Vinita, Oklahoma; one son, Richard of Wellsboro; one brother, Donald Rexford of Buffalo, N.Y.; four grandchildren; one great-grandson. Funeral services were held at the Coolidge Hollow Methodist Church on Tuesday with the Rev. Gregory D. Moore officiating. Burial was in Hartsfield Cemetery at Liberty.
Theodore R. AYLESWORTH, age 87, of Liberty, PA, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born on February 19, 1914 in Liberty Twp., PA, the only son of the late Carl B. and Irene (Essick) Aylesworth. Colonel Aylesworth retired from the United States Air Force in 1964, having been in the military service since October 1933. At the time of his retirement, he was Professor of Air Science at the University of Maryland. He received several military awards and decorations. Colonel Aylesworth also served as a government representative for dignitary funerals. He graduated from Mansfield State College, the University of Pennsylvania, and attended Bucknell University. Mr. Aylesworth was a graduate of several military schools, including the Air War College and the Joint Service Staff College of the U.K. of England. He was a life member of the Coudersport Consistory, the Tioga County Early Days, the Tioga County Historical Society, the Liberty Historical Society, and the Mosso Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Aylesworth was also a member of the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity at Mansfield College and the Tiadaghton Chapter of the SAR. Mr. Aylesworth attended the Liberty Methodist Church. Mr. Aylesworth is survived by his wife, marie (Stewart) Aylesworth of Liberty, PA; step-son, Monte (Chery) Mase of Liberty, PA; step-daughter, Maureen (Richard) Messick of Mansfield, PA; four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; nephew, Retired Colonel Dwight “Chester” Swimley of FL. He is predeceased by his first wife, Wilda “Billy” (Hubbard) Aylesworth in 1980; sister, Marjorie Swimley. Funeral services were held June 24 at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield, PA with the Reverend Lon C. Williams officiating and interment to be in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, PA with full military honors accorded. Memorial contributions in Mr. Aylesworth’s name may be directed to the Broad Acres Nursing Home or to the Liberty Volunteer Fire Company. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, June 28, 2001
BAILEY –LUCILLE BAILEY HEYLER age 62 years of RD 1 Morris, Pa. on Tuesday, October 19, 1976 of the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Friends are invited to call Wednesday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home. Funeral services Thursday 1:30 p.m. at the Nauvoo United Methodist Church, Rev. Clarence G. Walters officiating. Burial in the Salem St. Paul Cemetery. Eastern Star services will be held Wednesday evening 8:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Tracey) Ladue of Rochester, N.Y. and Ms. Robert Connor of RD 1, Morris; one sister, Mrs. James (Mildred) Makinster; one brother, Donald L. Bailey of RD 1 Liberty; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Nauvoo, member of Mary Welles Chapter O.E.S. She was a dental assistant to Dr. T. R. Bailey and formerly Dr. William Downey. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1976
NORMAN L. BARNER, 89, of Trout Run and formerly of East Point diedpeacefully Monday, June 19, 2006 at his home. He would have celebrated his 906h birthday on July 3, 2006. He was born July 3, 1916 in Corning, N.Y., the son of Norman L. and Dorotha J. Messner Barner and grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. Norman was the husband of the former Louise C. Messner who passed in October 2004. They had been married for 65 years at the time of her death. Norman was a member of the Trout Run United Methodist Church after moving to Trout Run and prior to that was a former member of the East Point United Methodist Church, where he taught adult Sunday school for many years. He was a dairy farmer for many years, in addition to being a school bus driver for the Southern Tioga School District for much of that time and a shop teacher at the Liberty High School for several years. He designed and built the stone sign in front of the Liberty High School. Norman built two of his homes and enjoyed doing wood working projects in his spare time. He loved reading about ancient history and cultures, and he and Louise traveled extensively; visiting many countries around the world. Norman is survived by a son, Duane M. (Maxine) Barner of College Park, Ga.; a daughter in-law, Patricia A. Barner of East Point; three grandchildren, Bambi Cramm of East Point, Jonna Cook of Fayetteville, Ga., and Damon Barner of Newman, Ga.; and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise; a son, Lowell N.; two sisters, Ruth Barner and D. Elizabeth Barner. Friends and relatives are invited to Norman’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, June 27, from 10-11 a.m. at the East Point United Methodist Church. A Life Celebration service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. The Pastor Thomas L. Harmic will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Salem-St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery on Nauvoo Road. In Norman’s memory memorial contributions may be made to East Point United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 121 Liberty, PA. Arrangements are being handled by the James C. Maneval Funeral Home,, Ltd. “A Life Celebration Home,” Williamsport. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
BECK –LEOLA E. BRION, 82, of the Carlton Senior Care Home, Wellsboro, Pa., and formerly a long-time resident of Liberty, Pa., diedpeacefully on Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, 2000. Born July 9, 1918, in Liberty, she was the only child of the late Clarence and Edith Roupp Beck. After graduating from high school, Leola continued her education at the former Mansfield Normal Teaching School. She taught home economics for a time at the high school located in Rome, until she married the late Orrin D. Brion. They made their life together on a dairy farm near Liberty. Leola enjoyed her farm wife life. She was a very active in the Salem Lutheran Church and as a ladies aide. She participated in 4-H throughout a large area and was a member of the Sebring Grange No. 1047. She is survived by a daughter, Vivian Flick of Liberty; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Orrin in 1980. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday with her pastor, the Rev. Daniel May officiating. Interment was held in the parish cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, Pa. The family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Assoc., c/o 2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 100, Harrisburg, Pa. in Mrs. Brion’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
BESCANCENY- Mrs. Isabelle Butters, 90, of Blossburg, formerly of Morris, died Thursday, March 17, 1977, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the widow of David Grant Butters. Born April 15, 1886 in Morris, She was the daughter of John and Margaret Lytle Besanceney. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Navoo, and its Christian and Missionary Society. Surviving are two sons, Raymond, of Morris and Lee, of Nichols, N.Y.; a daughter Dortha Bohnert, of Covington, RD1; three sisters, Mrs Margaret Boyden and Mrs Florence Lindie, of Blossburg, and Mrs Leona Schinzel, in Nebraska, eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Burial was in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty, township. The Rev. Clarence G. Walters, Pastor of the Liberty United Methodist Church officiated.
John Besanceney, 84, died last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Lindie, in Blossburg, after a long illness.He is survived by son, Ross, of Elmira;four daughters, Mrs Leona Schinzel, of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs Florence Lindie, of Blossburg, Mrs Grant Butters and Mrs Norman Woodhouse, of Morris;two brothers, Charles of Mansfield and Will, of Pine city, and nine grandchildren. The funeral was held sunday at the home of Mrs. Lindie, the Rev. Dwight Loder officiating
BLACK Earl L. - Earl L. Black, 89, of Liberty, died Wednesday June 2, 2010, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Earl was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Liberty, the son of Norman and Mildred Carson Black. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps. Earl was a United States Army veteran serving during World War ll. He was retired from Penn DOT where he was a master carpenter and mason. Earl was a member of Salem Lutheran Church; lifetime member of William B. Wilson American Legion Post #572, Blossburg; lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6755, Liberty. Earl was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. Surviving are his children, Gordon L. Black of Liberty, Laura McKinnish of California, Norina Black of Wellsboro, Betsy Matten of Hershey; four sisters, Reba Landscoot of Florida, Ruth Harr of York, Mary Fierro of Horseheads, N.Y., Naomi Munson of Florida; a brother, Charlie Black of Liberty; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons, Dennis and Roy; sisters, Alice and Anna; brothers; Otis, William, Rodger, Chester, and Howard; and a grandchild. Friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, June 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 7, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 9, 2010
BLACK George W. Black
72, of Buttonwood, died September 7, 2010, at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, Pa. Born January 10, 1938, in Blossburg, Pa., he was married for 39 years to Ann (Swanson) Black who preceded him in death May 5, 2001. George was the son of Robert Black and Marion Wheeland and brother to Richard Black, Williamsport and preceded in death by Robert Black, brother. A veteran of the United States Navy, he was owner and operator of Black's Garage in Buttonwood for 25 years. A member of Liberty Lutheran Church, George was also a lifetime member of the Supreme Lodge Knights of Pythais # 449. George is survived by sons, Mark (Kelly) Black, Trout Run and Dale (Lori) Black, Trout Run; two grandchildren, Ryan and Derek Black and step-grandson Travis Culver. Visitation will be held Friday, September 10, from 9 a.m. until noon at Liberty Lutheran Church with Pastor Carolyn Simonds officiating. Funeral services will begin at noon. Interment will be at Salem St. Paul Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are through Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.- Williamsport Sun Gazette, September 9, 2010
HOWARD F. (PINKY) BLACK, 54, Ralston, died November 14, 1989, at Williamsport Hospital. Mr. Black was born in Liberty, on February 15, 1935, a son of Norman and Mildred Carson Black. He was employed by B&D Transfer, Liberty, as a truck driver for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Teamsters Union. Mr. Black is survived by his wife, Beverly Beach Black, with whom he would have celebrated one year of marriage on December 17, 1989; four sons, Gary L. Black, Ashtabula, OH, Darryl Black, Ralston, David Black, serving with the U.S. Navy in San Diego, CA; Norman Black, Ralston; one granddaughter, Cori Black, Ashtabula, OH; three brothers, Earl, Chester, and Charles Black, Liberty; six sisters, Alice McMuntrie, Cogan Station, Ruth Harr, Dover, PA, Reba Garey, Kissimmee, FL, Naomi Munson, Mary Fierro, Horseheads, NY, Anna Unglesbee, Baltimore, MD; one aunt, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The funeral service will be held Friday from the Adams-Morse & Kleese Funeral Home in Blossburg, with Rev. Leroy Weymouth, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Jersey Shore officiating. Interment will be in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Hartsfield, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BLACK Lawrence - SCHANBACHER Winifred A.- FUNERAL SET FOR LIBERTY COUPLE – Services will be held in Liberty on Thursday for Lawrence E. (Tony) Black, 73, and his wife, Winifred A. Black, 64, who died of carbon Monoxide poisoning at their Liberty home Monday evening, Jan, 20, 1975.Mr. Black was the president of B&D Transfer Co., Liberty, Pa.The couple are survived by a son, James L., of Liberty, three daughters, Mrs. Linda Maneval, of Williamsport, Mrs. Judith Pivenche, of Vestal, N.Y., and Mrs. Jan Pequinot, of Liberty, and 13 grandchildren.Mr. Black was born Jan. 10, 1902, in Liberty, a son of Robert H. and Jennie Elizabeth Brion Black.He is also survived by four brothers, Maynard, of Chattanooga Tenn., Jerry and Ernest, both of Big Flats, N.Y., and Robert, of Liberty, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Gray, of Pine City, N.Y., and Mrs. Edith Tonkin, of Williamsport, Pa.Mrs. Black was born on June 30, 1910, in East Point, near Liberty, she was a daughter of Orville and Martha Rouser Schanbacher.Also surviving are her step-mother, Mrs. Jennie B. Schanbacher, of Mansfield; three brothers, Harold Schanbacher, of Liberty, and Chester and Gerald Schanbacher, both of Mansfield, and three sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Stone, of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Joyce Gilbert, of Mount Carmel, Conn., and Mrs. Pauline Bradshaw, of Mansfield.Burial will be in Salem-St Paul Cemetery.
BRUCE C. BOHART, 54, Liberty RR 1, died Saturday, August 26, 1995 at the Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born May 20, 1941, in Ellenton, he was a son of Eugene and Mary Brion Bohart. He was a farmer, a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, the Liberty Knights of Pythias, Hillside Rod & Gun Club, Liberty VFW, Wildlife Feeding Program, and coach of E.J. Trucking Womens Softball team. He also was an avid bowler. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Shirley Ogden in 1984 and his second wife, Dorothy Wilson in 1993. Surviving are a son, Timothy, Virginia Beach, VA; three daughters, Tami Delinski, Liberty; Cindy Myers, Morris; Linda Bogaczyk, Liberty; three step-daughters, Karen Harer, Roaring Branch; Penny Mitstifer, Liberty; and Shelly Johnston, Morris; three brothers, Howard and Dale of Nauvoo and Max of Liberty; three sisters, Joyce Black, Harrisburg; Annie Pardoe, Williamsport; Alice Schmelzle, Ogdensburg, six grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were held August 30 at the Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty, with the Rev. Daniel May officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral home, Blossburg. Burial was in the Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Township. Memorial donations may be directed to the UPMC Transplant Unit, 3708 5th Avenue Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
BOHART Dale E. Bohart
75, of Nauvoo Road, Liberty, Pa., died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, May 28, 2012. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann "Patti" Pequignot Bohart. Dale was born March 30, 1937, the son of Eugene Bohart and Mary Emma Brion Bohart. Dale graduated from Liberty High School. He retired from Ward Manufacturing in 2006. He was previously employed at Mitstifer Lumber Company. Dale was a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nauvoo, Pa. He was a hard worker and a fixer of everything. Everyone wanted a "Dale," he was loved by all. In addition, he loved trimming trees, picking apples, picnics, playing games, woodworking; loved children and animals. Surviving are daughters, Kathy English (Jake Falk), Lebanon, Pa., Karen (Duane) Huffman, Liberty, Pa., Ellen (Tim) Reinhard, Montoursville, Pa.; a son, Doug Bohart (Joan Abplanalp) Nauvoo, Pa.; sisters, Alice Schmelze, Anna Pardoe (Bob), Joyce Black; brothers, Howard Bohart and Max (Connie)Bohart; grandchildren, William English III, Denielle Huffman Watson, Casey Crist Zuchowski, Christi Crist, Heidi Reinhard, Nichole Bohart, Harley Bohart; eight great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Melvin (Pete) and Wanda Graham, William and Jan Pequignot, Eddie and Jane Pequignot; sisters-in-law, Donna Taylor, Judy and Bill Krause, Barb and Joe Williams; several nieces and nephews. Dale was predeceased by a sister, Louise Black and a brother, Bruce Bohart. A private, family graveside service will be held at Salem-St. Paul's Cemetery, with Pastor Tom Harmic, officiating. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. Memorials may be made in Dale's name to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or the American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Williamsport Sun Gazette – May 30, 2012
BONNELL - WILSON
Pearl B. Age 81 of Covington, died October 13, 2001 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born in Morris, PA on Feb 2, 1920 a daughter of Clayton and Cora (Graham) Bonnell. Pearl was employed by the Ward foundry in Blossburg for many years until her retirement. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ and was a former member of the Covington Rebekahs. Surviving are 4 sons, Wayne C. (June) of Mansfield, Kenneth H. of Virginia Beach, VA, Gerald W. of Towanda, Garry F. (Judy) of Broomall, PA; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by 2 sisters, Bernice Schmidt and Corlyn Lisowski. There will be no calling hours. The family invites friends to attend the funeral service at 2PM Wednesday, at the Covington Church of Christ with Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Twp. The family will provide flowers. Memorials may be made to the Covington Church of Christ, PO Box 185, Covington, PA 16917 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are in care of Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.
BOSTWICK Cora M. Bostwick Thornton
67, of Morris, died on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. She was born on May 26, 1943, in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Philo Bostwick and Myrtle Smith Phillips. She was formerly employed by Wundies, Liberty and by Merganthaler, Wellsboro. Cora was a graduate of the Liberty High School; a member of the Morris United Methodist Church, where she was very active especially in making fruit baskets at Christmas time; former treasurer for many years of the Morris Rod and Gun Club; life member of the Liberty VFW Auxiliary; Tioga County Election Board; Judge of Elections, Morris and enjoyed making quilts with her sister Nina. Mrs. Thornton is survived by her loving children, John and Nikki Thornton of Shelby, N.C., Maria and Brian Kanach of Boyertown; brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Gwen Phillips of Wellsboro; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nina and Bob McCarthy of Wellsboro, Maddy and Bob Bartlett of Mansfield, Joann and Amos Osborn of Morris; four precious grandchildren, Heather Gower, Hailey Kanach, Theresa Thornton, Michaela Thornton; companion, Jack House of Morris; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Cora was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Thornton in 1991. Friends may call on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Morris United Methodist Church with Pastor Keith Diehl and the Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Interment will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Morris. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Morris Ambulance Association or to the Morris United Methodist Church. Wellsboro Gazette - October 31, 2010
BRILL Lewis G
Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, November 17, 1966
Lewis G Brill, 57, of RD 1, Wellsboro died November 15, 1966 at the Williamsport Hospital. He was born January 29, 1909 in Wellsboro, the son of Fred and Luella Rephard Brill. He was a carpenter. Survived by wife, Iola; one son, Richard of RD 5; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Hendrix of Adger, Ala; one brother, Arthur Brill, Hatboro, Pa, one half-brother, Lester Makin, Los Angeles, Calif, one sister, Mrs. Fred Clark, RD 1; mother, Mrs. Luella Makin, RD 1, Wellsboro; four grandchildren. Funeral will be held Saturday, November 19 at 1:30 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Burial in Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty. Calling hours Friday 2-4 and 7-9.
BRION Dorlan L. Brion
80, 1919 Shumway Hill Road, unit 201, Wellsboro, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. He was the son of Wilber and Edith Brion. Dorlan was married to the former Alice May Broughton. He retired as a driver for H.W. Taynton Trucking. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Nauvoo Road. Surviving in addition to his wife Alice, is a sister, Phyllis Bateman, Cogan Station. Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Carolyn Simonds officiating. Interment will be at Salem St. Paul Cemetery. Williamsport Sun Gazette – February 14, 2011
BRION, Elizabeth - Mrs. Elizabeth Fick, aged 83 , the wife of Mr. John Fick, died recently near Nauvoo at the home of her son, Mr. Hulin I. Fick, in Morris township. Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, in addition to Mr. Hulin Fick - Mr. L.J. Fick, of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. P.H. Fick, of Liberty township, and Mr. A.L. Fick, of Liberty borough; and by three brothers, Messrs. Peter Brion, of Jackson; John Brion, of Liberty; and David Brion, of Kansas. Funeral services were held from the Salem Lutheran church in Hartsfield, Liberty township, of which she was a life-long member. Burial in Hart's cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 10, 1902, p.1
BRION – Guilford Brion, a respected citizen of Nauvoo, died at his home May 23, of heart disease. Mr. Brion had been in poor health for some time but was able to work a little on the farm. The funeral was held at the Salem Church, Rev. C.R. Streamer, at the Lutheran charge, officiating. Deceased was 65 years of age and a member of the Lutheran church. He is survived by his widow [Clara Kreger Brion] and five children. – Wellsboro Agitator, 7 June 1916
Guilford E. Brion, of near Nauvoo died at his home Tuesday morning, May 23, of heart disease. He is survived by his wife and five sons; also two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Love of Trout Run, and Mrs. Francis Plank, of Morris, and one brother, Orin of Mansfield. The funeral was held at Hartsfield Friday forenoon; burial in Harts cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 7 June 1916
BRION – Ivor Brion, 73, of Liberty RD died Monday, April 9, 1962. Mr. Brion had been reported missing last Thursday. He was found by searchers the next day in an abandoned chicken coop on the Ezra Smith farm, Canton RD2, where he had been staying. Authorities said they found two bullet wounds in his head, believed to have been self-inflicted. He was a retired laborer for the Penna. Department of Highways. Surviving are his wife, the former Hazel Repard; daughters, Mrs. Helen Campbell of Trout Run RD1, Mrs. Loretta Heuslien of West Patterson, NJ, Mrs. Bertha Handweik of Germania; three sons, Claude of Milford, NJ, Lee of Monroeville, Howard of Liberty; 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral service was at 2 PM Thursday at Bastian’s, Liberty, and the Rev. John Connelly of Trout Run officiated. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Liberty. – Mansfield Advertiser, 18 April 1962, p.2
BRION - HARER, Mildred
92, formerly of Liberty, diedTuesday, July 29, 2008, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. Born February 16, 1916 in Liberty Twp. She was the daughter of Edward W. and Mertle Miller Brion. On October 1, 1940, Mildred married Romain Harer; he preceded her in death on July 13, 2006. She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and Sunday school, Sebring Grange, Tioga Pomona Grange and PA State and National Grange. Mildred is survived by her son, Alfred (Jenny) Harer, Wellsboro; grandchildren, Melane (Chris) Rottkamp, Poughkeepsie, NY, Jim (Chrissy) Cancellari, Poughkeepsie, NY, Tyler Sherman, Bradford, and Alex (Cara) Harer, both members of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Iraq; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Romain, she was predeceased by a daughter, Norma Cancellari. Family and friends will be received at the Salem Lutheran Church, Saturday, August 2nd, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at noon; the Rev. David Byerly will officiate. Burial will be at Salem St. Paul Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Salem Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/31/2008
R. CLAIR BRION
83, of RD 7, Wellsboro died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1984 at his home following a long illness. Born on Oct. 10, 1900 in Liberty Township, Tioga County PA he was the son of Edward and Myrtle Repard Brion. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church. His first wife, Erma E. Miller Brion preceded him in death on Jan. 7, 1958. Surviving are: his wife, Ferne E. Erway McConnell Brion; two daughters, Mrs. William (Jean) Prince of Selingsgrove, Pa and Mrs. Walter (Janice) Johnson of RD 6, Wellsboro; one son, Arnold Brion of Mansfield; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Fred (Mazie) Reynolds of RD 7, Wellsboro and Mrs. George (Beverly) DeFrain of RD 3, Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Brion of Liberty and Mrs. Romain (Mildred) Harer of RD 1, Liberty; 14 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held this Thursday, Aug. 9, 1984 at 2 pm at the Salem Lutheran Church, RD 1, Liberty with The Rev. Jack H. Palmer, pastor of the Salem Lutheran Church and The Rev. James W. Garthoff, a retired United Methodist minister officiating. Burial will be in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may call at the Church Thursday from 1 to 2 pm. The family will provide the flowers. Funeral arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Pa.
The Funeral will be held Saturday for Wilbur R. BRION, of Liberty RD 1, son of Mrs. Clara Brion, of Montoursville RD 2, and brother of Kenneth Brion, of this city.Mr. Brion died, Wednesday, March 13, 1968, in the Blossburg State Hospital.Born Sept. 12, 1905, in Liberty Twp., Tioga County, he was the son of Guilford and Clara Kreger Brion.Surviving, besides his mother and brother here, are his wife Edith C.; a son, Dolan, of Liberty; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Bateman, of Liberty, two other brothers, George, of Roaring Branch RD 1, and Ernest, of Liberty, and four grandchildren.Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty.
BROUGHTON Alice M. Brion
formerly of Lawrenceville, was called home on July 5, 2013, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Elizabeth Broughton. On April 27, 1952 Alice married Dorlan L. Brion, he preceded her in death on February 12, 2011. Following Alice's retirement she was an Avon representative for many years. She attended the Salem Lutheran Church, Nauvoo Road. Surviving Alice are her sisters, Janet Lucas, Cogan Station, PA, Georgia Arthur, Richmond, VA, and Joanne (Eric) Frank, Wellsboro, PA; surviving brothers, William (Lori) Broughton, Wellsboro, PA, and Richard (Gloria) Broughton, Morris, PA. Friends may call Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard Adams officiating. Interment will be at Salem St. Paul Cemetery. Star Gazette – July 7, 2013
BROUGHTON - Frederick O. (Fred) Broughton, 74, of Morris, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 14 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, where he had been transported after being stricken at home. Born July 11, 1931 in Morris, Fred was the son of the late Fred and Mabel Kohler Broughton. On Jan. 19, 1952 in Morris, he married Joyce M. House, who survives. A lifelong area resident, Fred was a retired machinist for the Wellsboro Division of Dresser Manufacturing. He was a member of the Morris United Methodist Church, a loyal supporter of the Morris Fire Company and enjoyed donating his time at their barbecues. A skilled carpenter, he helped build and remodel many area homes for family and friends and also loved to hunt and fish. Most importantly to all who knew him, Fred was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, and friend. In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by his son, Gerald (Shirley) Broughton of Morris; daughter, Susan (Nick) English of Morris; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Marjorie, Jeanette, Charles, James, Donald and Kenneth. One brother, Vernon, preceded him in death. A Celebration of Fred’s life was held Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Tuesday with his pastor, Robin Baer, officiating. Burial was made in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Nauvoo Road, Liberty Township. The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the Morris Ambulance Association, Morris, PA 16938. - The Mansfield Gazette, 19 April 2006, p.6A
LIBERTY – Clarence E. Brown, 68, of Liberty, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 1974, in the Williamsport Hospital. He was born in Morris Twp., son of Clayton and Dora Weaver Brown.Surviving are his wife, the former Esther Phelps; Gary, of Baltimore, MD; two daughters, Mrs. Connie Johnson and Mrs. Clarice Bubb, both of Liberty; a brother, Henry, of Liberty; a sister, Mrs. John Burger, of Lakeland, Fla., and seven grandchildren.Burial will be in Salem-St Paul Cemetery.
CLARENCE E. BROWN
Clarence E. Brown, 68, of Liberty, died at 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 17, 1974, in the Williamsport Hospital, where he was admitted Jan. 9 as a surgical patient. He was born in Morris Twp., Tioga County, on July 3, 1905, a son of Clayton and Dora Weaver Brown. Mr. Brown was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Bloss Lodge 350, F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory and the Liberty Valley Knights of Pythias. Surviving are his wife, the former Esther Phelps; a son, Gary, of Baltimore, Md.; two daughters, Mrs. Connie Johnson and Mrs. Clarice Bubb, both of Liberty; a brother, Henry, of Liberty; a sister, Mrs. John Burger, of Lakeland, Fla., and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held at 3 pm Sunday in the church. Burial was in Salem-Pt. Paul Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne E. Walters, his pastor, officiated.
The Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, December 14, 1938
DONALD H. ‘BROWNIE’ BROWN age 94 of Pine City, NY Passed away Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Wellsboro, PA. He was born in Liberty, PA December 24th, 1919. In 1965 he moved to Pine City and constructed the home where he and his wife lived for the next 47 years. Together they enjoyed spending winters in Silver Springs, Florida for 24 years. The son of the late Henry and Claribel (Loudenslager) Brown. Surviving is his wife of 72 years Bernadine (Butters) Brown of Broad Acres in Wellsboro, daughters: Patricia Benson of Pine City, NY; and Diane (Gary) Kreger of Athens, PA; two grandchildren: Scott Kreger of Columbus, Ohio; Pamela (Spencer) Gerow of Corning, NY; great-grandchildren: Amanda Grace Kreger, Lauren Ashley Gerow, along with five nephews. He is predeceased by his brother: Dean Brown; sister: Eleanor Knipe; sister-in-law: Amber Shook. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY Monday, April 28th, 2014 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM. Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 1:00PM. Graveside committal prayers will be shared in the Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, PA directly following with full military honors accorded in honor of personal sacrifice for our freedom. Brownie worked for Streeter Associates, Inc. from 1941-1984 and retired as Vice President, He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II from 1944 to 1946; was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #277 in Horseheads, NY from 1941 to present. He was a faithful member of the Pine City Baptist Church, a member of Masonic Bloss Lodge F. &A. M. #350; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite 32nd degree Valley of Williamsport, PA; VFW #1536 of Sayre, PA, and the American Legion Post #0443 of Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make donations to the Pine City Baptist Church, 1516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY or the American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, VA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/2014
Grant BUTTERS, aged 60 years, of Morris township, died Wednesday morning. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Belle Besaunceny Butters, three children, Lee, Dorothy and Raymond , his mother, Mrs Lavina Butters, of Hartsfield; five sisters, Mrs William Emmick, Mrs Robert Plank, Mrs Pansy Pequignot, of Morris township; Mrs Miles Preston, of Avis, Mrs Lee Axtell, of Conifer, N.Y. and two brothers, Glenn Butters, of Liberty and Leslie Butters of Elmira. He was an uncle of Mrs. Clark Rexford, of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Saturday; burial in the Hartsfield cemetery.
BUTTERS Mona Carrie
Wellsboro Gazette - August 29, 1957
Mrs. Mona Emmick, 81, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, August 24, 1957, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Born in Morris, March 28, 1876, she was the daughter of William and Lavina Hart Emmick. (Note: these are her inlaws not parents) Mrs. Emmick was a member of the Wellsboro Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Linnie Comstock Rexford, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Florence Freeman, of Wellsboro, RD 6; two sons, Edward Comstock, of Morris RD 1, and Cliftton Comstock, of Benson, Ariz.; four sisters, Mrs. Robert Plank, of Liberty; Mrs. Nellie Axtell, of Lowville, N.Y.; Mrs. Nada Preston, of Canton, and Mrs. Augustus Pequignot, of Covington, and a brother, Glen Butters, of Liberty. There are seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The Rev. Victor Zucowski, of Mansfield, conducted services Tuesday at the Nauvoo Union Church. Burial was in Salem Cemetery.
BUTTERS - Mrs. Pansy I. Butters
Covington- Mrs. Pansy I. Pequignot, 89, of Covington, died Tuesday Jan. 11, 1983, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital, Wellsboro. Her husband, Augustus Pequignot , died March 19, 1975.Born in Morris Twp. on June 17, 1893, she was the daughter of David and Lovina Hart Butters. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples, here. Surviving are three sons, Romain and John D., both of Blossburg, and Robert, of Covington; a daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Ritt, of Covington; a sister, Mrs Nell Axtell, of Lowville, N,Y., 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2p.m. Friday at Auld's, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul's Cemetery, Liberty Friends may call at funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
BUTTERS Raymond G. Butters
91, of Morris, Pa., died peacefully in his home, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. He was married to Peggy Bohnert Butters, who survives, and they would have been married for 59 years this December. Raymond was born Aug. 27, 1921, the son of the late David Grant and Isabel Besanceney Butters. A graduate of Liberty High School, Raymond took over the family farm during his senior year after the death of his father. The farm, known as Silverlea Farm, grew into a successful operation and hosted the Third Annual Farm City Day in 1993. The farm continues to be family owned and operated. An active member of the Morris community, Raymond was a long-standing and active member of the Nauvoo United Methodist Church, served as a past president and an honorary member of the Morris Fire Co., was the former director of the Tioga Co. Extension Board, a member of Nauvoo and Lorenton Grange, a trustee of Salem Cemetery Association, and a Director of the Tioga Conservation District. He loved being with his family and friends, John Deere tractors and traveling. Surviving are his wife; four sons, David Butters (Sherri) of Morris, Gary Butters (Joanne) of Mansfield, Terry Butters (Pat) of Morris, and Glen Butters (Marilyn) of Troy; 10 grandchildren, James, Andrew, Erick, Jillian, Adam, Garrett, Jeremy, Aaron and Kevin Butters, and Angela Loych; three stepgrandsons, John, Jim and Jeff Eckart; six great-granddaughters; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and his sister, Dorotha Bohnert of Wellsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Lee Butters. Friends and family are invited to Raymond's Life Celebration From 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa., then from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Nauvoo United Methodist Church; funeral to follow in church at noon with Pastor Tom Harmic officiating. Burial will be in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be made to: The Morris Fire Company, or the Nauvoo United Methodist Church. Wellsboro Gazette – November 23, 2012
CAMPBELL - Mrs. Lucy Campbell Black, aged 58, the mother of Mrs. Robert Walker and the sister of Mrs. Alice Black, both of Wellsboro, died on the 7th instant [May 7, 1903] in Blossburg at the home of her son, Mr. Barry W. Black, where her funeral was held four days later. The remains were then removed for burial to Liberty township, where a funeral sermon was preached in the Hartsfield church. Burial in the Hart [Salem Lutheran] cemetery, where are the graves of three children of Mrs. Black. The deceased was a daughter of Jeremiah Campbell, and her girlhood was spent in the Pine Creek valley. She was a member of the Methodist church in Hoytville, and her memory is cherished by many because of her amiability, true Christian charity and other noble traits. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 20, 1903
CHILD - 1827-1900 OBITUARY - Maria Louise Seaman, wife of A.G. Seaman and mother of W.W. Seaman, died June 26 at the homestead farm in Morris township, Tioga Co., Pa, where she had resided for nearly 60 years. The deceased was born in Montoursville, Lycoming county, May 24, 1826, daughter of Richard and Margaret Child and was one of nine children. Her family settled on the Williamsport and State Line turnpike in the township of Morris, near the eastern and southern line when the township was a wilderness, save a few settlers on Babbs Creek. This was nearly 60 years ago. Since that time she has lived to see the forest disappear, the log house give way to the framed building and that to the modern architectural brick. The wolf, panther, bear and deer have been cleared away with the forests, giving place to human beings, cultivated fields and beautiful homes. She was familiar with pioneer life and did her share towards reclaiming the wilderness and bringing about the change that has taken place in that vicinity within the past 60 years. Her charity and benevolence knew no bounds and kindly and neighborly deeds were without limit. As a wife and mother she was indulgent, affectionate and loyal, endearing herself by her courteous manner to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. She was married December 24, 1844, to A.G. Seaman, who survives her, and leaves one son, W.W. Seaman of Morris township, besides a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her death. The funeral occurred on June 28, which was largely attended. The pall bearers were D. Linck, John Linck, Wm. Heyler, Frederick Heyler, Edward Gregory and John Haggerty. Her remains were tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery at Harts church by loving hands. The poor have lost a true friend, the community a good neighbor and the family a loving parent and wife. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the aged husband, and W.W. Seaman and his family in this their hour of affliction. (Submitted by Jan Venti - gg granddaughter of Louise Childs Seaman, JanVenti@aol.com)
CLEVELAND, HELEN LUVA BRION, (SRGP 28771) age 88 of RR1 Covington, PA died Thursday, March 14, 2002 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA. Luva was the wife of Paul M. Brion Sr. they would have observed their 46th wedding anniversary on August 17th 2002. She was born on August 27, 1913 in Covington, PA a daughter of Mark and Martha (Browne) Cleveland. Luva was a 1937 graduate of Mansfield Normal School. She was a retired School Teacher from Southern Tioga School District. Luva was a member of the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples in Christ), Order of the Eastern Star, Covington Boro Grange, Pennsylvania State Grange, the Tioga Potter Chapter School Retirees, Covington High School Alumni Association, and the Wheel Inn Inc. Luva is survived by a daughter and son-in-law June B. and Whitey Wilson of Mansfield, PA, two sons and a daughter-in-law Paul M. Brion Jr. of Chandler, AZ, Carl E. and Deborah Brion of Mansfield, PA, four grandchildren; Michael E. and Jason P. Brion, Wayne C. Wilson, Jr. and Diane L. (Michael) Lamm, and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Berea Reppard predeceased her in death. Friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 17, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield during which time there will be a service by the Order of the Eastern Star at 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2002 at 2:00 PM at the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples in Christ) Rt. 15, Covington, Pa. with her pastor the Rev. Kirk D. Smethers officiating. Burial will be in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Covington Church of Christ PO Box 185, Covington, PA or to the charity of ones choice. –Elmira Star Gazette.
COCHRAN –MRS. BLANCHE C. BLIGHTON died Wednesday (Oct. 28, 1955) after an extended illness. A former resident of Elmira, NY, she was the widow of Harry Blighton. Surviving is a brother, Fred McMahon, of Liberty. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Bastian funeral home. The Rev. Llewellyn O. Diplock, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Salem cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. –Unknown Williamsport paper. –MRS. BLANCHE C. BLIGHTON of 434 Market St., Williamsport, Pa., formerly of Elmira. The body is at the Bastian Funeral Home, Williamsport, where friends are invited to call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. Salem Cemetery, near Liberty, Pa. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/1/1955
Burr V. COCHRAN, 77 of Liberty, RD2, died Friday, Janurary 25, 1952 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Rose Pequignot Cochran, three sons, George and Fred Cochran, both of Liberty, and Heil Cochran, of Wellsboro; a sister, Miss Carrie Cochran of Liberty, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday in Liberty. Burial in Salem Cemetery.
George COCHRAN, 88, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, died Monday, May 15, 1989 at his home. Born Oct. 18, 1900, in Liberty, he was the son of Burr and Rosella Pequignot Cochran. He was a retired employee of J.P.Ward Foundry in Blossburg. His wife J. Leona Roupp Cochran preceded him in death in 1987. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Roger L. and Alice Cochran of Carrierer, Miss; 23 grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Friends may call at the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro today, Wednesday, May 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Thursday, May 18, at 1p.m. The Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer will officiate. Burial will be made in Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty.
COMSTOCK Albert C
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, December 15, 1926
Albert C. Comstock, aged 62 years, of Morris township, better known as "Bert" Comstock, died Saturday afternoon at three o'clock at the Blossburg Hospital, as the result of injuries inflicted Friday morning about 9:30, when a rifle in the hands of of Dr. John VanZandt, of Liberty, a hunting companion, was accidentally discharged. There were several in the party who were hunting in "Burnt Shanty" Hollow. Mr. Comstock was walking ahead of his companions along a path on the lookout for deer. He came upon does once or twice and warned the other hunters not to shoot, but Dr. Van Zandt's rifle was, in some unknown manner, accidentally discharged. The bullet entered Mr. Comstock's right shoulder and went through the spine, coming out the left shoulder. He was given first aid and taken, as soon as possible, to the hospital. Mr. Comstock is survived by his widow, nee Mona Butters, and four children—Mrs. Clark Rexford, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Carl Freeman, Edward and Clifton Comstock, of Morris; two brothers, Irvin Comstock, of Morris, and Dr. Daniel L. Comstock, of Los Angeles, California, and one sister, Mrs. A. B. Barclay, of Los Angeles. Mr. Comstock was a member of the I. O. O. F. and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at one o'clock at Nauvoo; burial in the Hartfield cemetery.
COMSTOCK Florence E
Wellsboro Gazette – June 1, 1988
Mrs. Florence E Freeman, 88, a resident of Green Home, formerly of Nauvoo and California, died Saturday, May 28, 1988, at the nursing home. Born August 19, 1899, in Liberty Township, she was the daughter of Albert C and Mona Butters Comstock. She was a member of the Seventh day Adventist Church, Monrovia CA. Preceding her in death were a son, Harold M, who was killed during the Battle of the Bulge, Dec 27, 1944 and her husband, Carl, in 1950. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Carl M. and Ida S. Freeman of Wellsboro; a brother, Clifton Comstock of Dragoon, AZ; a sister, Mrs. Linnie Rexford of Wellsboro; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. There was no visitation. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be made in Salem-St Paul Cemetery, Liberty. Arrangements were handled by Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield.
COMSTOCK - Mrs. Josephine Ashley, [SRGP 84537] of Huntington Park, Calif., widow of the late A.B. Ashley [Addison Berne Ashley], died Sept. 19 following a long illness, at the home of her son, Kennerly C. Ashley, MD of 2600 Grand Avenue, Huntington Park. She had been in California for 20 years. She was born in Nauvoo and was a former resident of Wellsboro. Besides her son, Dr. K.C. Ashley, she leave one brother, Irwin M. Comstock of Morris; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The remains will be returned by plane and will be at the Bastian Funeral Home at Liberty today (Thursday), where relatives and friends may call between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. Burial in Hartsfield Cemetery tomorrow at 2 p.m. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 27, 1951
COMSTOCK Lela Linnie
Wellsboro Gazette – October 17, 1990
Lela Linnie Rexford, 95, of The Green Home, Wellsboro, formerly of RD 7, Wellsboro, died Friday, Oct. 12, 1990, at The Green Home. Born June 8,1895, in Nauvoo, she was the daughter of Albert and Mona Butters Comstock. She was a member of the Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church, Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Rexford, in February 1945; and by a daughter, Iola Brill, in 1981. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Donald E. and Nen Rexford of Wellsboro; a brother and sister-in- law, Clifton and Mildred Comstock of Dragoon, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and several great grandchildren. There was no visitation. Memorial services will be held at a later date to be announced. Burial will be made in the Salem St. Paul Cemetery in Liberty Township. Family will furnish the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Tioga County Historical Society, Box 724, Wellsboro, or the Hillcrest Seventh day Adventist Church, RD 3, Box 149, Mansfield. Arrangements are being handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.
CROPP Lillie I. Kreger
95, formerly of Liberty, PA,died August 12, 2013 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. She was born November 24, 1917, in Liberty, PA, the daughter of William & Katie Porter Cropp. Lillie was the retired food service manager for Southern Tioga Schools, and a member of Salem Lutheran Church. She is survived by four sons & daughters-in-law, Gary & Diane of Athens, PA, Larry & Cindy of Liberty, PA, James & Faye of Liberty, PA, Maynard & Sharyn of Hornell, NY; three daughters & two sons-in-law, Beatrice & Ross Wilson of Pine City, NY, Linda Gilman of Rochester, NY, Charlotte & James Stevens of Mansfield, PA; a sister, Dorothy Kreger of Williamsport, PA; 14 grandchildren, & 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold in 1973. Friends are invited to call at the Salem Lutheran Church, Saturday 1-2 PM. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Richard Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Salem - St. Paul Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Lillie's memory may be made to the Liberty Valley Lutheran Parish PO Box 132 Liberty, PA 16930 or the Alzheimer's Association 57 N. Franklin St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Star Gazette – August 14, 2013
CRUMB Gabriel M. Crumb
12, Swiftwater, PA, died January 5, 2013, at his home. He was born April 20, 2000 in Wellsboro, the son of Tristen and Dana (English) Crumb. Gabriel was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and a 7th grade student at Pocono Mountain East Jr. High. He enjoyed hunting, shooting and fishing. In addition to his parents, Gabriel is survived by his sisters, Noelle and Eden Crumb and a brother, Silas Crumb, all of Swiftwater. His maternal grandparents, Nick and Susan English, Morris; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Linda Crumb, Stony Fork; aunts and uncles, Nichole (Darren) Kemp, cousin, Talon Kemp, all of Wales, UK, Tracey Crumb, Wellsboro, Brandon and Owen Crumb, both of Stony Fork; several great-grandparents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends and family are invited to Gabriel's Life Celebration on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6-9 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral, Friday January 11, 2013, 11:00 AM at Stony Fork Baptist Church, with Pastor Marshall Wolverton officiating. Burial at Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in Gabriel's name to Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2190 Green Street, Lehighton, PA Wellsboro Gazette – January 8, 2012
DINNISON Hugh Dinnison
88, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at his home. He was the husband of Ruth Hazelton Dinnison, his wife of 64 years, whom he married Oct. 18, 1947. Hugh was born July 16, 1923, in Liberty Township, the son of the late William Henry and Eva May Winder Dinnison. He was a truck driver for many trucking firms, retiring from CCX Transportation, in 1988. Hugh was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, VFW in Liberty and the American Legion Post 980 in Plum Borough. He was a United States Army veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; daughters, Lianne Kriner (Arnie), Liberty, Kathy George, Murrysville; son, David Dinnison (Amy), Fredericksburg, Pa.; five grandchildren; sister, June Forer, Sun City West, Ariz. Hugh was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Linda Dinnison; son-in-law, John George; and brother, Gerald Dinnison. Friends and family are invited to Hugh's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from noon to 1 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 1 p.m., with Pastor Val Rommel officiating. Burial in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. If desired, memorials may be made in Hugh's memory to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Queen and Main Streets, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, or to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – December 1, 2011
WALTER ‘JUNIOR’ EARLE JR., 80 of Farmers Valley, Pa., passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Troy Community Hospital with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Phyllis J. (Kriner) Earle. The couple married July 11, 1961 and had 52 happy years together. Junior was born on Sept. 17, 1933 in Grover, Pa., a son of the late Walter and Sarah (Carl) Earle Sr. For many years Junior was an auto body repairman for George Crane, Eighmey Buick, and Costy's Motors. He retired from Parker-Hannifin in Canton as a machinist. Junior collected watches and coins, enjoyed being outdoors, and enjoyed fishing. In his youth he liked trapping. Junior's true passion were detailing and restoring cars, fixing anything that was broken, and spending time with his family. Junior is survived by his wife Phyllis; his sons Randy L. Earle of Alba and friend April Swavely, and Brian K. (Juanita) Earle of Granville; his grandchildren Nathan Earle of Alba, Travis (Mackenzie) Earle of Troy, Elizabeth Earle of Troy with friend Dennis Weaver, Jeremy Earle of Canton and friend Melody Phelan, Jeanie Lehman of Gillett, Julia (Kevin) Colton of Wallaceton, Pa., April (Brendon) Keegan of Wallaceton, and Nicholas Fennell of Granville, Pa.; eight great-grandchildren; his brother Robert Earle of Troy, along with several nieces and nephews. Junior was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Kenny, Charles, Bruce, and John. Family and friends are welcome to gather from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 W. Main St., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Junior's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 30 at the funeral home with Rev. Duane Taylor officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service in Salem Cemetery in Liberty, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review 6/28/2014
ELLISON NAOMI M. BAKER
Wellsboro Gazette 5-1-1991
Naomi M. Baker, 76, of RD 4, Wellsboro died Sunday, April 28, 1991 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 1, 1914 at Antrim, she was the daughter of Jesse and Lenora VanOrder Ellison. She was a member of the Morris United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clinton D. Baker; five daughters, Joyce Broughton of Morris, Sandra Kephart of Liberty, Elaine Brion of Blossburg, Arlene Deppen of Williamsport, and Lynn Warso of Lawrenceville; one step-daughter, Marie Gottfried of Hamburg, N.Y.; two sons, Jack and Raymond House, both of Morris; one step-son, Ward Baker of Wellington, Ohio; one brother, Raymond Ellison of Wellsboro; 23 grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro on Tuesday, April 30. The funeral service was held there on Wednesday, May 1, with the Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer officiating. Burial was made in Salem-St Paul's Cemetery, Liberty Township.
ESSICK –MRS. IRENE AYLESWORTH, formerly of Liberty, Pa., died Monday, Mar. 1, 1937 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter W. Swimley in Knoxville after an extended illness. Besides her daughter, she leaves a son, Theodore Aylesworth of Nelson; her mother, Mrs. Lovina Landis of Knoxville and two grandchildren, Duane and Chester Swimley of Knoxville. A prayer service will be held at the Swimley home Friday at noon, the funeral will be held at the Salem Church at Liberty at 2 p.m., the Rev. D. W. Stock of Liberty and the Rev. Bradford Webster of Knoxville officiating. (Buried Salem St. Paul Cemetery.) -Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1937
BILLY EVANS LOSES IN PLUCKY FIGHT FOR LIFE TWO SURVIVE
Saturday Fire at Metro Station Takes Heavy Toll, Dawson and Yahn Seriously Burned, Yahn Tells Story. His plucky fight for an almost infinitesimal chance for life ended, Billy Evans, victim of the Metro gas station fire Saturday afternoon, died Monday evening at the Blossburg Hospital. Trapped in a mass of raging flames, he and his fellow worker, Max Dawson were frightfully burning as they courageously struggled through the blazing doorway that blocked their exit from a gas laden tank pit at the Metro loading station on Charleston street. Life was very sweet to Billy and Max. Married but a year, Billy and his young wife, formerly Erma Kennedy, were just moving into their little home on East avenue. Max, married last November to Katherine Brown, has been living with his wife's family on Woodland avenue, earning and saving in the hope of soon being a home owner. Steady, well employed and happily married, they had everything to live for. Walter, "Billy" Evans is the son of Orlando Evans, of Stokesdale. He was born at Morris in 1906. Three years ago he came to Wellsboro, and was employed by the Metro stations, Inc., as a driver. Last April he married Erma Kennedy, daughter of Mrs. Grace Kennedy, of Conway street, and recently moved in a home on East avenue. "Billy" is survived by his wife; his father; two brothers, and a sister, Mrs. Ed Lee, brothers, Raymond Evans of Blossburg, and Robert Evans, of Wellsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Russell, of Towanda; Mrs. Harriett Kil Lee of bourne of Knoxville, and Mrs. Ed Lee of this place. "Billy's" happy-go-lucky, friendly air won him a legion of friends throughout the county. His ambitious, honest service made him a valued, trusted, coming employe of the Metro corporation. Prayer service will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lee on East avenue to-day at 2 pm. Burial service at Hart cemetery, Liberty township at 2 o'clock. Rev. C.W. Sheriff will officiate. Max Dawson is known to most of the readers as the first bell boy at the Penn-Wells. After a year and a half meritorious service at the hotel, Max was employed by W.W. Lowell as a plumber, which job he continued until the catastrophe of Saturday afternoon. Reports from the Blossburg Hospital as we went to press last night indicated that Dawson's condition had improved, and that some hope might be held out for him. (The Wellsboro Gazette: Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, June 21, 1928)
RAYMOND J. EVANS, 84, Canton RD 2, died October 19, 1985, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born June 22, 1901 in Sebring, Tioga County, the son of Orlando and Harriet Kohler Evans. Mr. Evans , a retired farmer of 47 years, was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ and also the Ogdensburg Grange for 53 years. He has served as the Union Township tax collector for many years and also was a former school bus driver in the Ogdensburg area. His wife, Lila I. Lewis, diedon February 10, 1980. He is survived by five sons, Raymond W. of Powhatan, VA, Merlin of Diller, NB, Glenn and Paul, both of Canton RD 2 and Alden of Trout Run; two daughters, Mrs. Wilma Saunders of Columbia, PA and Mrs. Ella Mae Meeker of Canton RD 1; 27 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Russell of Elkland. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton, with the Rev. Gerald Holmes, his pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Hartsfield. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions
FICK, John - Mr. John Fick, aged 84, died recently at his home in Liberty township, where most of his life was spent. His wife, nee - Elizabeth Brion, with whom he had lived happily for 50 years, died less than two months ago. The couple are survived by four sons: Messrs. L.J. Fick of Detroit, Mich.; H.I. Fick of Morris township; P.H. Fick of Liberty township, and A.L. Fick of Liberty borough. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 12, 1902, p.4
FROST Leo Walter (SRGP 51757): Age 6l, of Mansfield, RD 3, Pa., Thursday, Nov. 29, 1973 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Rev Clarence Walters of Liberty officiating, burial in Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty Survived by wife, Rosella Kreger Frost; daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Joyce) Colegrove of Wellsboro, Pa, Mrs. Howard (Deborah) Kendrick of Mansfield, RD 3, Pa; son, David at home; sister. Ms. Lester (Doris) Lefever of Lancaster, Pa.; two grandchildren. He was a retired dairy farmer and he had lived most of his live in the Mainesburg area. He was born Nov. 1, 1912 in Galeton, Pa. He was the son of Walter and Bertha Kennedy Frost.
LEO WALTER FROST: (SRGP 51757) Leo Walter Frost, 61, of Mainesburg, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 1973, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a lengthy illness. He was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Galeton, a son of Walter and Bertha Kennedy Frost. Mr. Frost was a dairy farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Rosella Kreger; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Colegrove, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Howard Kendrick, of Mansfield RD 3; a son, David, at home; a sister, Mrs. Lester Lefever, of Lancaster, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty, RD. The Rev. Clarence G. Walters, pastor of the Liberty United Methodist Church, officiated.
GLECKLER - Miss Marion Esther Gleckler, 79, a resident of Sycamore Manor, formerly of St. James St., Mansfield, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1981, in Williamsport Hospital, where she had been admitted March 30. She was born Nov. 1, 1901, at Nauvoo, the daughter of Grant and Edith Middaugh Gleckler. She was a teacher for many years at Mansfield High School. Miss Gleckler was a member of Mansfield Presbyterian Church. She was a charter member of the Utopian Literary Club, Mansfield, and a member of the Mansfield Garden Club. She was a past member of Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Pennsylvania State Education Assn. And National Education Assn. There are no immediate survivors. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 8, 1981
GERALD E. GRANT: Gerald E. Grant, age 71, of 103 Tannery Street, Blossburg, died suddenly at Verona, Ontario, Canada, Thursday, April 13, 1972. Funeral service was held at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Wednesday, April 19 at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Shypulfeski officiated. Burial was in the Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. Survived by wife, Vivian Thomas Grant; sons, Thomas Grant of Wellsburg, N.Y., Daniel Grant of Blossburg, Pa., Dale Grant of Corning, N.Y.; brother, Monte Grant of Fox Lake, Ill.; nine grandchildren.
GREGORY Franklin Edward Gregory
age 86, of Liberty, PA, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Franklin was born February 28, 1925 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Raymond and Emma (Heyler) Gregory. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth (Hollenbeck) Gregory in late September, 1971. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1943 and from the General Motors Institute, Flint, Michigan in 1950. Franklin was a retired auto mechanic, loved NASCAR, drag racing, hunting, baseball, bowling and football. He was a Army Air Force veteran serving with the 56th Air Engineer Squadron in the South Pacific Theater. Franklin is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy F. and Mary Gregory of Trout Run, PA, Alan B. and Melodee Gregory of Liberty, PA, Mark E. and Cheryl Gregory of Bethel, PA; 7 grandchildren, Jonah, Micah, Jonathan, Jess, Tracy, Tyler and Courtney; 3 great grandchildren, Elise, Gabriella and Solomon. Franklin was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth, a brother, Dean Gregory, and a sister, Kathryn Heyd. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Nauvoo, PA with Pastor Tom Harmic officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Franklins memory to St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Nauvoo, PA, Attn: Pastor Tom Harmic. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Funeral Home obituary
GREGORY Kathryn L. Heyd
92, of Morris, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at her home following a brief illness. Born on Feb. 9, 1919, in Liberty Township, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Emma Heyler Gregory. She was married to Elmer E. Heyd, who died on Nov. 12, 1987. Mrs. Heyd was a graduate of Liberty High School and was a homemaker. She was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nauvoo, where she was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. Surviving are two sons, David Heyd and his wife, Jean of Dillsburg, James Heyd and his wife, Lona of Morris; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Franklin Gregory of Liberty. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Richard E. Heyd, who died on Nov. 26, 1987; one brother, Dean Gregory; and one great-grandson, Brandt Ausema. Friends are invited to Kathryn's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nauvoo. Funeral services will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Tom Harmic officiating. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Kathryn's memory may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church Organ Fund, or to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – March 8, 2011
MORRIS – Raymond J. GREGORY, age 89, of RD 1, Morris, Pa. Died Saturday, April 22, 1978, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.Mr. Gregory was born March 22, 1889 in Liberty, the son of Edward and Lucy Reppard Gregory. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Gregory.He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Heyd of Morris; two sons, E. Dean Gregory of Morris and Franklin Gregory of Orlando, Florida; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.Burial is in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery.
HART - GRACE H. GRANT: Grace Hart Grant, 85, a resident of [illegible]eigh’s Personal Care Home, Westfield, died there Wednesday, Feb. 1991. Born Dec. 17, 1905, in Liberty Township, Tioga County, she was the daughter of Perry John and Minnie Mae Baldwin Hart. She was a member of the Eustis Home Extension Program, and a member of the United Methodist Church, both of Eustis, Fla. Her husband Walter Grant died in 1960. Her only immediate survivor is a sister, Gladys Johnston, of Endicott, N.Y. Calling hours were held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro on Friday, Feb. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral was held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stephen D. Engelhardt, pastor of Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty Township.
HART –MRS. LAVINA BUTTERS of Liberty, Pa. The body is at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Plank of Liberty, where friends may call. Funeral Thursday (Mar. 13, 1952) 2 p.m. at the Salem Church of Liberty. The Rev. Woodrow Klinger. Salem Cemetery, Liberty. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/1952
Wellsboro Agitator – March 12, 1952
Mrs. Lovina Butters, who was 97 died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Niel Preston, in Canton, Monday, March 10, 1952. She was a member of the Beuter Evangelical United Brethren Church, Liberty. Surviving are two sons, Leslie, Elmira, and Glenn, Liberty; five daughters, Mrs. Mona Emmick, Morris; Robert Plank, Liberty; Mrs. Leo Axtell, Lowman, N.Y.; Mrs. Preston Canton; Mrs. Gusty Pequignot, Covington; 20 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Salem Church, Liberty, with burial in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the Plank home this afternoon and at the church after 1 p.m. Thursday.
HART Sara A.- Mrs. Sara Ann Butters, 86, died at her home here last Friday. She is survived by nine children; Mrs. Walter Thomas, of Covington; Mrs. John Black, of Elmira; Mrs. Elsie Besanceney, of Blossburg; Frank Butters, at home; Ross Butters, of Blossburg; Mrs. Wayne Lewis, of Middlebury; Mrs. Charles Thomas, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Ella Brewster, of Covington, and Mrs. Reginald Newman, of Wellsboro; also several grandchildren. A prayer service was held Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Besanceney, in Blossburg at 1:30 p.m., with funeral services at the Hart Church, near Liberty at 2 p.m., the Rev. D. J. Griffith officiated; burial in Hart cemetery. Submitted by Barbara Conrad
William A. HASSEN, 65, of Liberty RD 1, stepfather of Bruce Miller, of Montoursville, and Mrs. Carl Hughes, of Trout Run, Died, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1975, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born at Laporte on April 22, 1910, he was a son of John and Pheobe Coleman Hassen.Surviving, besides his stepdaughters, are his wife, the former Elizabeth Pontefrat; a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Shedden, of Granville Summit; a stepson, Preston C. Kline, of Liberty; a brother, Thomas, of Lyons, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Bailey, of Gillett, and Mrs. Viola Colpo, of Newark, N.J., two grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren.Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, near Liberty
ELMER E. HEYD
Elmer E. Heyd, 79, of RD#1, Morris, died Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Feb. 11, 1908, at Morris, he was the son of Charles and Esther Flook Heyd. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nauvoo. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Tree Farmers' Association and was head sawyer of the farmer Comstock Sawmill in Nauvoo. Surviving are his wife, the former Kathryn Gregory; three sons, Richard E., of Wellsboro, David E. of Erie and James G. of Morris; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Phelps and Mrs. Ruth Miller, both of Williamsport; and three grandchildren. Services were held Monday, Nov. 16, at St. Paul's Church. The Rev. David Shultz, his pastor, and the Rev. Clyde DeShong, his former pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Township. The family provided the flowers. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.
RICHARD E. HEYD
Richard E. Heyd, 45, of RD#1, Morris, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Jan. 14, 1942, in Blossburg, he was the son of Elmer E. and Kathryn Gregory Heyd. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nauvoo. Surviving are his mother, Kathryn Heyd; two brothers, David E. of Erie and James G. of Morris; one niece; two nephews; and several aunts and uncles. He was preceeded in death by his father, Elmer E. Heyd, who died Nov. 12, 1987. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, at St. Paul's Church. The Rev. David Shultz and the Rev. Clyde DeShong officiated. Burial was made in Salem-St. Paul's Cemetery. The family provided the flowers. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro.
HEYLER – Mrs. Anna E. Burd, 91, of Liberty RD1, died Wednesday, August 18, 1976, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was the widow of Stephen Burd. Born Feb. 7, 1885, in Morris, she was the daughter of William and Katie Frey Heyler. Mrs. Burd was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Nauvoo. Surviving is a brother, Elmer Heyler, of Morris. The funeral was held Friday in the church. Burial was in the Salem St. Paul’s Cemetery. The Rev. Clarence G. Walters, her pastor, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, 25 August 1976, p12
HEYLER - Nauvoo:- Caroline Heyler Gleckler, widow of Jacob Gleckler, died at her home in this place September 28th  of general debility. The deceased was in her 79th year. She had been in poor health for several months previous to her death. Mrs. Gleckler was born in Liberty township and was the youngest daughter of Frederick and Dorothea Heyler, pioneer settlers of this township, and was the last of a family of ten children. She was married to Jacob Gleckler, January 11, 1855, whom she survived three years. She is survived by six children. The deceased was a woman of rare Christian character. She was a Lutheran from her early girlhood. She was a wise and loving wife and mother and her sweet, gentle disposition endeared her to all those who knew her. She leaves, besides her immediate family, a host of mourning friends. The funeral services were held at the Nauvoo church last week Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. D.S. Weimer, Lutheran pastor of Liberty Valley charge, officiating. The remains of the deceased were borne to her last resting place by her four sons - Albert, William, Clarence and Grant Gleckler. - Wellsboro Gazette, 12 Oct. 1911
HEYLER Earl Heyler
94, died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Born on Feb. 19, 1918, in Nauvoo, he was the son of Elmer and Alta (Young) Heyler. He was preceded in death by his wife Freda (Maneval) Heyler on March 14, 2010. Earl was a 1936 graduate of Liberty High School. He was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and served many years as a Sunday school teacher. Earl loved working outdoors on the family dairy farm. He enjoyed hunting, cutting wood and making maple syrup. Earl is survived by his four children, Kenneth (Susan) of Nauvoo, John (Susan) of Nauvoo, Gene (Tina) of Columbia, Md., Margie (John) Harendza of Binghamton, NY; seven grandchildren, Kyle Heyler, Rebecca (Joshua) White, Bethany (Stephen) Shrodo, Timothy Heyler, Tami (Matthew) Guillaume, Adam Heyler, Paul Heyler; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Edward (Dorna) Heyler of Westfield, Frederick (Joanne) Heyler of Nauvoo; sisters, Mary (James) Reed of Watsontown and Margaret Raker of Liberty. Earl was preceded in death by his brother, Romayn. Friends and family are invited to Earl's Life Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at St. Paul-Nauvoo United Methodist Church. Funeral will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Thomas Harmic officiating. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials in Earl's name may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Waln St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – January 19, 2013
HILDRETH, Thomas – Thomas Hildreth, of Balsam, aged 72 years, died Sunday morning about six o’clock, after an illness of only a few hours. He is survived by his widow and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Margaret Boyden, of Renovo, and two sisters, Mrs. Chauncey Bolton, of Stonyfork, and Mrs. Grant Wilson, of Tiadaghton, R.D. 1. The funeral will be held this morning at 11 o’clock at the late home of the deceased; burial in the Hart cemetery near Liberty. Wellsboro Agitator, 15 October 1919.
HOUSE - HAZEL A. KREGER
Hazel A. Kreger, 92, of Morris RR 1 died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at home. Born May 24, 1908, in Morris, she was the daughter of Arthur D. and Bessie (Powell) House. She was a farm wife, member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nauvoo, and loved cooking. Preceding her in death were her husband, Benjamin D. Kreger, in 1988; and two brothers, Arnold House and Kenneth House. Surviving are one daughter, Jean A. Cooper of Wellsboro; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. Kreger of Morris and Dorothy Kreger of Morris and Dean F. and Kathy Kreger of Morris; one brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Evelyn House of Blossburg; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, and Wednesday, Sept. 27, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nauvoo. Funeral services were held there at the church Wednesday, Sept. 27, with the Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial was made at Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nauvoo.
HUBBARD Wilda “Billie”
Wellsboro Gazette – January 9, 1980
Wilda (Billie) Aylesworth, 66, wife of retired Air Force Col Theodore R. Aylesworth. of 95 Decker Street, Mansfield, died Thursday, Jan 3, 1980 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 23, 1913 at Mansfield, she was a daughter of Wilson and Lidah Sparling Hubbard. She was a member of Covington United Methodist Church. Mrs. Aylesworth was graduated from Mansfield State College in 1934 and was a teacher for several years at Millerton and Charleston. She was a member of Knoxville Chapter 328, Order of the Eastern Star; Sebring Grange 1047, Liberty, and the Liberty Area Historical Society. Surviving, besides her husband, is a brother, Lawrence Hubbard, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home Mansfield. Burial was in Salem St Paul Cemetery, Liberty; The Rev Douglas Campbell, a United Methodist minister from Wellsboro officiated.
INGALLS - RUBY E. ZEAFLA
Ruby E. (Ingalls) Zeafla, 83, of Hilham, Tenn., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 at Overton County Nursing Home, Livingston, Tenn. Born July 18, 1921 in Covington Township, she was the daughter of Clayton Elmer and Sylvia Lenora Beebe Ingalls. She was married to Howard F. Zeafla who died in 1974. She was a homemaker but enjoyed free-lance writing for radio stations and Christian publications. She was especially noted for her poetry. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Froebel. Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne Henry of Hilham, Tenn.; son, George (Geri) Zeafla of Springville, N.Y.; two foster children, Bonnie (Glenn) Marsh, Ann Smith; nine grandchildren; six foster grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Ingalls, Fred (Jean) Ingalls, Victor Ingalls; and two sisters, Rosaleen Dushoff and Stella Sayles. A memorial service was conducted Monday, Aug. 9, at the future site of Hilham Baptist Mission. Bill Land and Morris McMaster officiated with music provided by Points of Light and Nick Denby. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, with a graveside committal ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22. Friends and relatives are invited to participate.
IRWIN-Alice C. Pequignot
Alice Chleora Pequignot, 79, formerly of Blossburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1996 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 28, 1917 in Cherry Tree, she was the daughter of Samuel and Carrie Anthony Irwin. She was a homemaker and had been employed as a cook at the former Blossburg State Hospital. Preceding her in death was a son , Lyle Edgar, in 1945. Surviving are her husband of 55 years, John D. Pequignot; a son and daughter in law, Keith and Cindy Pequignot, of Blossburg; a daughter and son in law, Carrie and Ronald Bombaski, of Covington; four grandchildren, Jolie Pastore, Jill Bombaski, Tanya and John Pequignot; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, from 2p.m. to 4 p.m., and from 7p.m. to 9 p.m. at the William Zwicharowski funeral Home, 314 Granger St. Blossburg, Funeral Services will be held there Friday, Nov. 22, at 11a.m. with Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial will be made in the Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, Township.
JOHNSON –MRS. ALBERTINA JOHNSON, 69, wife of John R. Johnson of Mansfield, formerly of Arnot, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1947. Survived by husband; daughter, Mrs. Burdett Wallace; son, Arnold both of Painted Post; brother, E. M. Johnson of Mansfield; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Shaw Funeral Monday evening, Tuesday afternoon body will be removed to family home where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. Rev Lawrence Grow. Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1947
DANIEL P. KASAMBIRA
Dr. Daniel Pambai Kasambira, 72, of Mansfield died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in Chicago, Ill. Born April 22, 1928, in Zimbabwe, Africa, he was the son of Rev. Silas P. and Emily (Mabaya) Kasambira. He was professor of sociology and social work for 27 years at Mansfield State University, Mansfield. Preceding him in death were his first wife, the Rev. Mercy M. Mujati-Kasambira, with whom he spent 41 years; his son, Edward Kasambira; and three sisters. Surviving are his wife, Edith Kasambira of Mansfield; children, Marcia M. R. Kasambira-Emerson of Houston, Texas, Daniel T. Kasambira Jr. and wife Julian of Chicago, Ill., and Emily I.R. Kasambira of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Tiffany and Angelina Emerson, Jalana Kasambira, Kamedah Bowyer, Jonah Israel Oliver, Jamal Hill, Daniel Kasambira III, Zavonte Kasambira and Isaiah Kasambira; and three brothers and four sisters. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Thursday, Jan. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield with the Rev. Joy Huslander and the Rev. Carl L. White Jr. officiating. Burial will be made at Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rev. Mercy M. Kasambira Scholarship Fund, c/o Dr. K. Paul Kasambira, 801 W. Shermoor Street, Peoria, Ill. 61614.
Donald J. KEYSER JR, 36, Gillett, PA, formerly of Red Hill, PA died Friday, November 10, 1995 at his home. Born in Allentown, PA he was the son of the late Donald J. Keyser Sr. and Shirlene B. (Yons) Keyser of Red Hill, PA. He worked as a construction worker for his father’s company, D.J. Keyser and Son in Red Hill for several years. He was a member of the red Hill Gun Club and a life time member of the North American Hunting club. He is survived by his wife Kathy (Brey) Keyser; his mother; daughters, Lisa and Melissa Keyser of Pennsburg, PA; stepsons, James and Andrew Keyser of Gillett; three brothers and a sister. Funeral services were held November 14 at the Mann Funeral Home in East Greenville, PA with the Rev. William Vanderslice officiating and interment to be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hill.
KLEIBER Emma E.
Wellsboro Agitator - December 26, 1894
-- Mrs. Isaac F. Black., wife of the well-known hotel Proprietor in Morris, died of diphtheria last Sunday. She was about fifty years of age.
KREGER EDITH K. HOLOBAUGH
Mrs. Edith Kreger Holobaugh, 92, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Friday, May 28, 1976 at a hospital in St. Petersburg. She was the widow of Benjamin F. Holobaugh. She was born April 4, 1884 in Morris, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Moyer Kreger. Mrs. Holobaugh was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving is one brother, Alfred of Morris, and two sisters, Mrs. Pansy Comstock of Elsinore, California, and Mrs. Iva Comstock of Cochise, Arizona. Both of them also retain summer homes in Morris. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday in the Salem Lutheran Church at Liberty with Elder Wayne Owen of Mansfield officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery and friends may call at the church from 1 until 2 on Thursday. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wed. June 2, 1976)
Fred J. KREGER, 88, of Liberty RD 1, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 1974, at Broadacres, Wellsboro. He was the father of Mrs. Betty Jones, of South Williamsport.The son of William and Amanda Beuter Kreger. He was born March 10, 1885, in Liberty Twp., Tioga County. He was a retired farmer. Surviving, besides Mrs. Jones, are six sons, William, of Liberty RD, Lester and Jack, both of Liberty, Ben, Morris RD, Walter, of Blossburg, Don, of Washington; three other daughters, Mrs. Lucille Thomas, of Canton, and Mrs. Dorothy Olson and Mrs. Mary Isaacson, both of Blossburg; 33 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Burial was in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, Twp.
Harold A. KREGER, 60, of Liberty RD 1, father of Mrs. Linda Kujawa, of this city, died, Friday, Aug 31, 1973, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.Born Sept. 28, 1912, in Liberty Twp., he was a son of Charles and Sadie (Sarah) Schmouder Kreger.Surviving are his wife, the former Lillie Cropp; four sons, Garry, of Pine City, N.Y., Larry, of Liberty, James, of Millerton, and Manard, of Hornell, N.Y. two other daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Wilson, of Pine City, N.Y., Mrs. Charlotte Black, of Liberty; two brothers, Merle and Clifton, both of Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Florence McLean, of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Rosella Frost, of Mainsburg, and Mrs. Ruth Ogden, of Blossburg, and 10 grandchildren.Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty RD.
HAROLD A. KREGER
Harold A. Kreger of Liberty RD 1 died Friday, August 31, 1973 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church. Rev. Wayne E. Walters of-ficiated. Arrangements were made by the Beck Funeral Home In Liberty. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, LiIlie Cropp Kreger; four sons, Garry of Pine City, Larry of Liberty, James of Millerton, Maynard of Hornell; three daughters, Miss Linda Kujawa, Mrs. Beatrice Wilson of Pine City, Mrs. Charlotte Black of Liberty; two brothers, Merle and Clifton both of Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Florence McLean, Mrs. Rosella Frost of Mainesburg, Mrs. Ruth Ogden of Blossburg. Mr. Kreger was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church.
LIBERTY – Merle M. KREGER, 66, of Liberty R.D., died Saturday March 13, 1976, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Wellsboro. Pa.Born July 28, 1909, in Liberty Twp., he was the son of Charles and Sarah (Sadie) Schmouder Kreger.Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Berry; two sons, Merle M. Jr., of Liberty, and LaRue C., at home; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Kimble, of Kinston, N.C., one brother, Clifton, of Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Mclean, of Elmira ,N.Y., Mrs. Rosella Frost, of Mainesburg, and Mrs. Ruth Ogden, of Blossburg, and 11 grandchildren.Burial was in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Twp.
MERLE M. KREGER
Merle M. Kreger, 66, of Liberty R.D., died Saturday, March 13, 1976, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 28, 1909, in Liberty Twp., he was a son of Charles and Sadie Schmouder Kreger. He was a member of Sunny Acres Hunting Club, Nauvoo. Mr. Kreger attended Beuter’s United Methodist Church, Liberty R.D. Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Berry; two sons, Merle M. Jr., of Liberty, and LaRue C., at home; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Kimble, of Kinston, N.C.; one brother, Clifton, of Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Florence McLean, of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Rosella Frost, of Mainesburg, and Mrs. Ruth Ogden, of Blossburg, and 11 grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday in the church t Liberty. Burial was in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty R.D. The Rev. Clarence G. Walters, Pastor, officiated.
KREGER - ROSELLA MAY FROST (SRGP 52414)
MORRIS--Rosella May Frost, 79, a resident of Witt-Yoder Personal Care Home here, died Friday, July 26, 1996, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Her husband, Leo Walter Frost, died in November 1973. She and her husband were longtime farmers in Mainesburg. She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty. Born Dec. 28, 1916, at Hartsfield, Tioga County, she was a daughter of Charles and Sarah Schmouder Kreger. Surviving are a son, David L. of Wellsboro; two daughters, Deborah Kendrick of Mansfield, and Joyce Colegrove of Harrisburg; a brother, Clifford Kreger of Liberty; a sister, Ruth Ogden of Blossburg, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 am Monday at Scureman's, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, with the Rev. Daniel May, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.
WILLIAM F. KREGER, 89, Liberty RR 1 died June 5, 1998 at Manor Care Nursing Home, Williamsport. Born July 26, 1908 he was a son of Fred and Flossie Repard Kreger. He had a partnership with his son, Garron at the Liberty Garage since 1968. Mr. Kreger was also a member of Beuter’s United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Garron and Ronald, both of Liberty; daughter, Louise Wheatcroft, Mission, TX; brothers, Walter, Blossburg and Jack, Liberty; sisters, Lucille Thomas, Canton, Mary Isaacson, Blossburg, Dorothy Olson, Morris Run and Betty Jones of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his wife, Frances Miller Kreger in 1978. Services were held June 9 at the Beuter’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joy Bement officiating. Burial was in the Salem St. Paul’s Cemetery, Liberty. Arrangements were under the direction of Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. –Canton Independent Sentinel
KRISE George W. "Joe" Beloved Husband And Father Age 84 of Elmira, NY diedafter an extended illness Tuesday, Oct 2, 2001 at Bath V.A. Hospital. Surviving are: His wife of 58 years, Martha Ostrom Krise; Daughters, Marlene (Tom) Baiz of Elmira, NY and Kay (Michael) Callahan of Liverpool, NY; Son, Marty (Alice) Krise of Johnson City, NY; 6 Grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren; Sister, Bernice (Roger) O'Connor of Vestal, NY; Cousin, Alberta Brill; Several nieces and nephews. George was a devoted supporter and member of the Central Christian Church, Elmira. He was a Boy Scout leader and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award. He was a heavy equipment operator with local union No.832 and had worked for various construction company's in the area. George was the developer of Mormon Lake in Richbury Township, Bradford County, PA. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels. George was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army with the 154 2nd Engineer Survey Company in the Phillipines. He was a kind and devoted man who will be greatly missed on the earth. It was George's request that there be no calling hours. A memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 7, 2001 at 2:30 PM at the Central Christian Church, 309 S. Main St., Elmira. The Rev. Richard Elliott will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, PA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be directed to Central Christian Church, 309 S. Main St., Elmira, NY 14904 in George's memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.\
GUY L. LANDIS age 65 of Liberty, RD, Pa., Tuesday, March 21, 1972. Funeral at Beck Funeral Home, Liberty, Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Clarence G. Walters. Burial Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1972
Walter Landis, 78, of RD 1, Liberty, died Sunday, Oct. 11 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born July 12, 1909 in Liberty Township, he was the son of Alvin Oscar and Esther J. Bastian Landis. He retired in 1975 as a sawyer for Mitstifer Brothers Lumber in Liberty. Mr. Landis attended Beuter United Methodist Church in Liberty and as a US Army veteran of World War II, he was a life member of Robert F. Snyder Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6755 in Liberty. Surviving are his wife, Viola Roupp Landis; three sisters, Lulu Porter of Endicott, NY, Myrtle Schanbacher of Williamsport, and Ida Lind of New Port Richey, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held today, (Wednesday, Oct. 14), at the Liberty United Methodist Church at 2 pm. The Rev. Daniel Jordan, pastor of Morris United Methodist Church, officiated. The family provided flowers. Burial was made in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Hartsfield, Liberty Township. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Beuter United Methodist Church Ladies Aid or the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery Association. Arrangements were made by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home in Liberty.
LEWIS –LILA I. EVANS, age 77 of RD 2, Canton, Pa., diedSunday, February 10, 1980 in Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton Tuesday evening 7-9 and Wednesday 12 noon until 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mrs. Wilma Barker Hoose and Rev. Gerald Holmes officiating. Interment in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Hartsfield, Pa. Survived by her husband, Raymond; sons, Raymond of Powhatan, Va., Alden of Trout Run, Pa., Merlin of Diller, Neb., Glen and Paul both of Canton RD 2; daughters, Mrs. Wilma Saunders of Columbia, Pa., Mrs. Ella Mae Meeker of RD 1, Canton; 27 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one nephew. She was a member of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ, the Ogdensburg and Pomona Granges, she was a school census taker, a committee woman, a tax collector for Union Township. Donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (Parents James and Grace Hunt Lewis.)
LINCK, John - Mr. John Linck, who was one of the pioneers of this county, died at his home in Morris, near the Liberty township line, last week Tuesday, in the eighty first year of his age. Mr. Linck was born at Wurtemberg, Germany, January 15, 1814. When he was about six years of age his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Linck, came to this country and settled in the wilderness on what is now known as the Daniel Brion farm. There were then only six families in Liberty township. John was brought up to hard work and the privations incident to pioneer life. He had no educational advantages to speak of. In conversation with Mr. Linck a few months ago he told the writer that he began life for himself in 1840, when he purchased eighty acres of unbroken forest in Morris of Mr. John Norris for $150. Mr. Fred Hyler bought the adjoining eighty acres at the same price. Neither of the men had a dollar after paying for their land, so they began bare-handed to make their homes in the wilderness. Mr. Linck informed us that he worked 4 1/2 days to earn an ax. Then, with that ax, he and Hyler went out chopping in the forest and cleared land at $4 an acre to earn money enough to buy a yoke of oxen in partnership, the cattle costing $43.00. There were no roads in that region then and no clearings, and their neighbors were few and scattering. Mr. Linck married Miss Katharine Hyler, July 13, 1842, and they had eight children. The game from the forest furnished the meat for the family, and the cultivation of the small clearings produced the rest of their subsistence. By the greatest industry and frugality Mr. Linck accumulated a handsome property. He never contracted a debt in his life. Mr. Linck was genial and warm hearted. The latch-string of his door was always hanging out as an invitation to every friend to enter his hospitable home. While he loaned large sums of money in the latter years of his life, he was never known as an avaricious or grasping creditor. On the contrary, many persons can bear testimony to his leniency and generosity. His heart was always touched by the needs of the unfortunate. He was of sturdy stock and viewed the things of life from a practical and common-sense standpoint, and his heart was full of the milk of human kindness. He was a good man and a useful citizen. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 26, 1894, p.3
[Note - 1860 Morris Township Census; children, Mary, Jacob, Elizabeth, Lydia, John, Daniel, Henry, Hannah]
LONG Elizabeth 'Betty' Johnson
92, of Liberty, died on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born on Dec. 10, 1918, in Providence, R.I., Elizabeth Hope was a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Sanford) Long. On Oct. 25, 1941, she married Charles W. "Bud" Johnson. Her beloved Bud preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 2004, following 63 years of marriage. Bud and Betty lived in Rhode Island for many years and later resided in Alden, N.Y., and Enfield, Conn. After early retirement, both Bud and Betty volunteered for several years at Camp Susque in Trout Run. They later moved to Merrimac, Mass., where they were active in their church and local senior center. Summers saw them volunteering at Fireside Christian Camp in New Hampshire. In 1994, they moved to their son's farm in Liberty, where they spent the remainder of their years enjoying the beauty and quietness of the country. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Oregon Hill Grace Chapel. Her main interest in life was the love she shared for her family and church. Betty was active teaching Sunday School and Release Time Bible Clubs in Rhode Island and Alden, N.Y. She enjoyed many things in life, especially entertaining guests, gardening, cooking, reading and writing letters. Surviving are her four children, David (Maggie) Johnson of Liberty, Sandra (James) Worden of Wellsboro, Marsha (Melvin) Schmid of Haverhill, Mass., Pamela (Steven) Gillis of Crystal Lake Ill.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Tomassetti of Gaines, Betheny, Caleb, Hannah and Naomi Johnson of Liberty, Mandie (James) Eime of Chicago Matt Schmid of Maryland; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Neola Taylor. Calling hours are Friday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg. The funeral will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21, at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Salem-St. Paul Cemetery in Liberty. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorials in Elizabeth's name to Camp Susque Inc., 47 Susque Camp Road, Trout Run, Pa. 17771. Wellsboro Agitator – May 17, 2011
LONGSDORF – Mrs. Olive Kilpatrick, 79, of Main
St., Blossburg, died Friday, July 28, 1961. She was the widow of Charles
Kilpatrick and a member of the Blossburg Methodist Church. Survived by
daughters, Mrs. Alfred Parks of Williamsport, Mrs. John Bubacz of Blossburg and
Mrs. Anna Barbour of Liberty RD; sisters, Miss Lenora Longsdorf of Waterloo,
Mrs. Lovely Marquardt of Albion; brother, Cleon Longsdorf of Naples; 4
grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday at 2 PM
at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg, the Rev. Charles Ramp and the Rev.
Maurice Entwistle officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, near Liberty. –
Mansfield Advertiser, 2 August 1961, p.3