Salem - St. Paul, Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga County Pennsylvania
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KIRKENDALL, Edith - Edith Roupp, of Tioga, PA, age 90, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at her home. She was born January 5, 1926 in Green, NY, a daughter of Luther B. and Edith M. (Wilson) Kirkendall. Edith was married to the late Benner "Ozzie" Roupp. She worked as a waitress at Arnot Sportsman's Club before she retired and was a truck driver for 40 years. Edith enjoyed sewing, reading and spending time with her family. Edith is survived by 2 sons, Bernie Roupp of Tioga, PA, Wayne (Lori) Roupp of Mansfield, PA; 2 daughters, Debra (Dennis) Stueve of Hemet, CA, Diane Roupp of Wellsboro, PA; a brother, Delmar W. (Lois) Kirkendall of Arnot, P A; a half-sister, Rose Frost of Towanda, PA; 14 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Grover-Jeffries, 3 sons, Gary, Raymond O. and Thomas Roupp; a brother, Luther Jr.; 2 sisters, Helen Isabell Cunningham and Caroline Pifer. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Twp., PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. -Wellsboro Gazette, February 24, 2016
KREGER, Robert - Robert "Bob" Kreger, of Morris, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at The Green Home on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, after battling from injuries suffered in a farming accident at his home on June 21. Born on April 25, 1930, in Antrim, he was the son of the late Benjamin D. and Hazel (House) Kreger of Morris.Robert was retired after 35 years with the Commonwealth Telephone Company. He was a former board member of the Southern Tioga School District for many years and he was active with the Morris VFD, especially with the tractor pull and talent show. He led a very active life and enjoyed camping, spending time with his family, taking care of his horses and farming.Robert is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Catherine Kreger of Morris, Leonard and Cata Kreger of Liberty; his daughter and son-in-law, Marcie and Dan Dinnison of Wellsboro; his brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Susan Kreger of Morris; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his former wife and lifelong friend Dorothy (Alexander) Kreger of Wellsboro and friend, Joann Davis of Mansfield. Robert was preceded in death by twin sons, Joseph and John; sister, Jean Cooper and grandson, Lenny Winters.Family and friends are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Friday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, at St Paul's United Methodist Church in Nauvoo. Funeral service will follow at noon, with Pastor Thomas Harmic officiating. Burial will be in Salem St. Paul's Cemetery in Liberty. Donations may be made in Bob's name to Appalachian Horse Help and Rescue, 1201 Yergers Rd., Linden, Pa. 17744 or to the charity of choice . Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main St., Wellsboro - Wellsboro Gazette, August 20, 2014
MANEVAL -Freda L. Heyler, 86, of Morris, died
Sunday, March 14, 2010, at the Williamsport Hospital. She was the wife of Earl Heyler whom she married April 3, 1947. Freda was born May 25, 1923, in Jackson Township, the daughter of the late Charles and Cora Loudenslager Maneval. She was a homemaker and member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Freda was active in her church, enjoyed flowers and gardening, collected chickens and was interested in covered bridges. Surviving are her husband, Earl; sons, Kenneth (Susan) Heyler of Morris, John (Susan) Heyler of Morris, Gene (Tina) Heyler, of Columbia, Md.; daughter, Margie (John) Harendza of Binghamton, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Kyle Heyler, Rebecca (Joshua) White, Bethany (Stephen) Shrodo, Timothy Heyler, Tami Heyler, Adam Heyler, Paul Heyler; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Raymond and Francis Maneval; and sister, Ethel Winter. Friends and family are invited to Freda's Life Celebration on Saturday, March 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nauvoo. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Thomas Harmic officiating. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, in care of Pastor Harmic, P.O. Box 4, Liberty, Pa. 16930. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Gazette, Mar.17.2010
HARRY J. McMANN
Harry J. McMann, 66, of 135 Schuylkill Street, Blossburg, died Sunday, June 25, 1972, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born September 3, 1905, in Nauvoo, he was a son of James and Sue Lloyd McMann. Mr. McMann had been a woodsman. Surviving are two brothers, Edward, of LeRaysville, Bradford County, and Jake, of Rochester, NY.; and three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Norman, of Blossburg, Mrs. Ruth Dartt, of Wellsboro RD 3, and Mrs. Mary Jane Holleran, of Elmira, NY. The funeral was held Wednesday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Hartsfield Cemetery. The Rev. George Booth officiated.
MESSNER –LOUISE C. BARNER, 88, OF Trout Run Pa., died at her home on Friday, Oct. 22, 2004. She was the wife of Norman L. Barner, who she married on June 1, 1937, and with whom she shared 67 years of marriage. Louise was born in Liberty, Pa. and was the daughter of the late George and Florence Zeafla Messner. Louise was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed sewing, baking and gardening. She was a lifelong member of the East Point United Methodist Church of East Point, Pa. Louise is survived by her husband, Norman; a son, Duane M. Barner and his wife, Maxine of Atlanta, GA; daughter-in-law, Patricia A. Holcomb Barner of East Point; a twin sister, Eleanor R. Moyer of East Point; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Louise was preceded in death by a son, Lowell N. Barner on April 11, 2004. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Louise’s life celebration from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the East Point United Methodist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. and the Pastor Thomas L. Harmic will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Salem-St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery on Nauvoo Road. In Louise’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to east Point United Methodist Church, c/o Dorothy Schanbacher, RR 1, Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA. The James C. Maneval Funeral Home Ltd., “A Life Celebration Home,” will be handling the arrangements. –Williamsport Sun Gazette.
MILLER - Mrs. Frances J. Kreger, 70, wife of William Kreger, and native of Ralston, died Wednesday , Sept. 27, 1978, at the Williamsport Hospital Born Nov. 1, 1907, she was a daughter of Charles and Getrude A. Miller.Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Louise M. Wheatcroft, of Indiana, Indiana County; two sons, Ronald H. of Blossburg, and Garron W., of Liberty RD 1; a brother , Daniel Miller, a sister, Mrs. Ethle Marshall, both of Endicott, N.Y., nine granchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Twp., Tioga County.
LIBERTY – William C. Mitstifer of Liberty died on Friday, April 21, 1978, at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport.He is survived by his wife, Anna Brown Mitstifer at home; a son, Tom Mitsifer of Melrose, Mass.; Lynn Mitstifer of Liberty, RD; Boyd and Clyde Mitstifer at home; daughter Mrs. Faye Kreger of Liberty; Mrs. Jean Thomas of Langhorne; Mrs. Betty Holcomb of Liberty; Miss Judy and Miss Gail Mitstifer, both at home; six grandchildren. Also his mother Mrs.Leda Mitstifer of Liberty, and a brother, Francis Mitstifer of Liberty and a sister Mrs. Ruth Roupp of Liberty.Burial was in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery at Liberty.
MOYER Mark A. Moyer
48, of Liberty, Pa., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Born on July 19, 1963, in Lebanon, Pa., Mark was the son of Glen and Ruth (Strack) Moyer of Fredericksburg, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Bolles) Moyer. Mark was employed with Ward Mfg., ACP as a cost estimator. He was a member of Salem St. Paul's U.M. Church in Liberty, Pa. Mark enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, wood working, carving wooden spoons, hiking and the outdoors. In addition to his wife, Deborah and father, Glen, he is survived by two daughters, Katie and Jenny Moyer of Liberty, Pa.; one brother, Carl Moyer of Fredericksburg, Pa.; his mother and father-in-law, Rosanne and Walter Bolles of Bethel, Pa.; two brothers-in- law, Ed (Sheila) Bolles of Jacksonville, N.C., Matt (Heidi) Bolles of Townville, Pa.; and his grandmother-in-law, Frances Bolles of Keene, N.H. He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth and a brother, David Moyer. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 10, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Salem St. Paul UM Church, Liberty, Pa. A funeral service will be held at the church immediately following calling hours at 4 p.m. with Pastor Harry Colegrove officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Mark's name to the Katie and Jenny Moyer Educational Scholarship Fund, Citizens & Northern Bank, 4534 Williamson Trail, Liberty, PA, 16930. Burial will be made in Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. Arrangements are entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Wellsboro Gazette – June 7, 2012
NICHOLS Helen Klein
88, of Wellsboro, formerly of Blossburg, Pa., died March 13, 2012, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Born on March 14, 1923, in Sebring, Helen was a daughter of the late Herbert and Goldie (Brooks) Nichols. She enjoyed playing bingo and crocheting. Surviving are her two children, Harry (Bonnie) Weiskopff of Kernersville, N.C. and Patsy Williammee of Covington; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by brothers, Franklin and Herb Nichols. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 15, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. The funeral and committal services will follow at noon. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. Williamsport Sun Gazette – March 15, 2012
CLAUD E. NORMAN, 81, Liberty, RR #1 died June 13, 1997 at home. He was born August 29, 1915 on the family farm in Liberty Township, a son of Albert and Mary Jane McCracken Norman. Mr. Norman was a dairy farmer, retiring at the age of 65, but continued to assist his nephews on the farm until two years ago. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed following the daily shows. He was a 65 year member of Sebring Grange #1047; Knights of Pythias, Fall Creek Hunting Club, Black Wolf Hunting Club, and the American Jersey Cattle Club. Surviving is his wife, the former Grace C. Whiting. They celebrated 56 years of marriage on May 23, 1997; a brother, Howard L. Norman, Liberty, RR 1; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters. Funeral services were held June 16 from the Salem Lutheran Church, with Rev. Woodrow Klinger, pastor of the Lutheran churches of Arnot and Morris Run officiating. Interment will be in the Salem St. Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Norman’s memory may be directed to North Penn Home/Health Hospice, 520 Ruah St., P.O. Box 8, Blossburg, PA. Arrangements were handled by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
HOWARD L. NORMAN, 94, of RR1 Box 28, Liberty, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, where he was admitted earlier that day. Howard was born Nov. 8, 1904, on the family farm in the home where he still resided. He was the son of Albert and Mary Jane McCracken Norman. Howard was a 1922 graduate of Liberty High School and graduated again in 1931 when the school added a twelfth year. He was a dairy farmer and took much pride in his registered Jerseys and raising his calves. He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, Hartsfield; a 70-year member of the Sebring Grange No. 1047, and a charter member of the Fall Creek Hunting Club. Howard had also served as a Liberty Township Supervisor for many years and was a trustee of the Sebring Cemetery. His wife of 49 years, Dorothy M. Webster Norman, predeceased him on Nov. 1, 1985. Together they were honored in Jan. 1970 by the F.F.A. with Degree of Honorary Keystone Farmer for having five sons earn the F.F.A. Keystone Farmer Degree. Howard was blessed with nine children and their spouses, Marilyn Norman, Liberty, Alfred and Karen Norman, Columbus, Ohio, Ernest and Dorothy Norman, Liberty, H. Duane and Roslyn Norman, Fulton, Md., Donald and Janet Norman, Liberty, Dorothy and William Brubaker, Halifax, Pa., Ruth and David Morse, Canton and David and Agnes Norman, Liberty. He was proud of his 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Grace Norman, Liberty. He was predeceased by a brother, Claud, and three sisters, Bertha Campbell, Mabel Butters and Mildred Norman. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 31, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty Township, with the Rev. Daniel May, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday. The family will provide the flowers. The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Dorothy Norman Scholarship fund or the Salem Lutheran Church. Either contribution may be sent to Mrs. Joan Blackwell, RR 1, Box 53, Liberty, Pa. Professional services entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. –Towanda Daily Review
NORMAN –LORETTA J. ROUPP, age 91, of Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, August 10, 2003. Loretta was born January 21, 1912 in Arnot, PA, daughter of James and Bessie Jessup Norman. She became the wife of Paul C. Roupp on June 10, 1939 in Arnot, PA; he predeceased her July 31, 1988. Loretta was retired from Kresge Dept. Store in Elmira, NY, and her smile and warmth were freely given to everyone she met, and were a source of joy and strength to her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church in Elmira and in her spare time, Loretta loved music, dancing, and knew the words to many songs and hymns. Surviving Loretta are daughters, Maxine Condon of Horseheads, and Audrey (Fred) Decker of Naples, FL; a “sister,” Anna Ogden of Covington, PA; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Wein of Williamsport, PA; an aunt, Viola Landis of Blossburg, PA; grandchildren, Terry (Kim) Condon of Horseheads, James (Michelle) Decker of Naples, FL, Kimberly (Dan) Banning of Naples, FL; great-grandchildren, Lacey, Ashley, Patrick, Ryan, David, Stephen, Zachary, and Jennifer; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Friends are invited to call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, on Wednesday, August 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Thursday, August 14, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Keith Kissell officiating. The committal will follow in Salem Cemetery, Liberty, PA. The family will provide flowers. Memorials in the name of Loretta J. Roupp may be directed to the Burdett United Methodist Church, Attn.; Rev. Kissell, PO Box 222, Burdett, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
LEON E. OSTROM
Leon E. Ostrom, 74, of Liberty RD, died Thursday afternoon, February 17, 1972, in the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born October 7, 1897, in Liberty Township, a son of Wilbur and Mary Cummings Ostrom. Mr. Ostrom was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Beuter's United Methodist Church. He also was a member of Sebring Grange. Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth Pequignot; a daughter, Mrs. George Krise, Pine City, NY, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday in the church. Burial was in Salem, St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. The Rev. Clarence G. Walters, his pastor, officiated.
OSTROM Ryan Scott The son of Donna Ostrom and Scott and Anice Ostrom, was born on September 23, 1979 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He died in combat on August 9, 2005 serving in Iraq in the City of Habaniyah. In the summer of 1997, Ryan enlisted in the PA Army National Guard where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant, E6. Staff Sergeant Ostrom's Awards and Decorations are as follows: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with numerical 2, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device and a numerical 2, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the Nato Medal (Yugoslavia), Major General Thomas R. White JR Medal, And General Thomas J. Stewart Medal. March 29, 2004, along with his fellow soldiers, he received the American Soldier Defender of Freedom Awards "Global War on Terrorism". Multi-National Brigade (North) Certificate of Appreciation during the Transition Ceremony from MND(N) to MNB(N). Also while serving on Active Duty in Bosnia 2002-2003, Staff Sergeant Ostrom graduated from the Primary Leadership Development Course and was awarded Honor Graduate. Staff Sergeant Ostrom was also Posthumously Awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge from the Department of the Army. He was also posthumously awarded the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ryan was raised in Liberty, attended Liberty Elementary and Liberty High School, and graduated in 1998. He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church. He excelled in soccer and basketball, both which he captained. He played baseball for the Southern Tioga School District, Legion Ball, and softball. AYSO teams also benefited from Ryan's determination on the field. In 1998, Ryan was awarded the PIAA Sportsmanship Award. He was a Youth Leader of Tomorrow candidate and completed his Webelos Badge Arrow of Light in Liberty Cub Scout Pack 20. In 1998, he began studying at Mansfield University majoring in science education. In 2002-2003, Ryan went on a peacekeeping mission with his father, Scott, and stepbrother, Wade C. Browne, III, to Bosnia. On July 19, 2002, Ryan became engaged to Tracey L. Crumb. Ryan coached junior high basketball at his alma mater and could always be found playing "Monday Night Basketball" in the gym. Ryan also supported other school sports throughout the week. He was a strong soldier, committed friend, big brother to many, and a loving son. Ryan is survived by his parents, Donna Schmouder-Ostrom and Scott and Anice Deel-Ostrom; two sisters, Mandy Lynn and Cheri; one brother, Derik; one stepbrother, 2LT Wade Browne, III; grandparents, Jack and Beva Pettitt-Kreger; Delbert and June Ryder-Schmouder; fiancée, Tracey Crumb; Bucky the Dachshund; and six aunts, eight uncles, and 30 cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, August 19th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Liberty Jr.-Sr. High School Auditorium; all Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. and immediately following interment at the Salem St Paul Cemetery, Liberty, PA. Following interment, family and friends are welcome to Morris Fire Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Citizens and Northern Bank, P.O. Box 134, Liberty, PA 16930 for the Ryan Scott Ostrom Scholarship Fund. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, PA.
RYAN SCOTT OSTROM. The following is a tribute and the account of the burial of Ryan Scott Ostrom, Liberty, PA, who died in combat on August 9, 2005 serving in Iraq in the city of Habaniyah. Ryan was a member of the PA Army National Guard Co. B. 109th Infantry out of Williamsport. He had attained the rank of Staff Sgt. He was a student at Mansfield University when his unit was called up. He died as a result of being hit by an enemy small arms fire while his unit was deployed with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Several other local young men and women are also part of the National Guard Unit of which Ryan was a member. Military personnel who served and worked with him remember his as being a “lot of fun” and they all have very good memories of him. He was known for putting smiles on the faces around him. He was proud to serve his country and did so with the greatest sacrifice of all, his life. Ryan Scott Ostrom, 25, was born September 23, 1979 in Wellsboro, the son of Donna Ostrom and Scott and Anice Ostrom. He was raised in Liberty attending Liberty Elementary and High School, and was a member of the class of 1998. While in school he excelled in soccer and basketball, both of which he captained. He played baseball for the Southern Tioga School District, Legion Ball and softball. AYSO teams also benefited from his determination on the field. In 1998, he was awarded the PIAA Sportsmanship Award. He was a Youth Leader of Tomorrow candidate and completed his Webelos Badge Arrow of Light in Liberty Cub Scout Pack 20. He was also a member of Friedens Lutheran Church. In the summer of 1997, he enlisted in the PA Army National Guard where he achieved the rank of SSgt. E6. His many awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with numerical 2, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M. Device and a numerical 2, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal (Yugoslavia), Major General Thomas R. White Jr. Medal, and General Thomas J. Stewart Medal. On March 29, 2004, along with his fellow soldiers, he received the American Soldier Defender of Freedom Awards “Global War on Terrorism”, Multi-National Brigade (North) Certificate of Appreciation during the Transition Ceremony from MND (N) to MNB (N). In 1998 be began college at Mansfield University where he was a science education major. In 2002-03 he went on a peacekeeping mission with his father, Scott, and stepbrother, Wade C. Browne, III, to Bosnia. Also while serving on active duty in Bosnia, 2002-2003, Staff Sgt. Ostrom graduated from the Primary Leadership Development Course and was awarded Honor Graduate. He also earned the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge from the Dept. of the Army, all posthumously. He was also awarded the PA Meritorious Service Medal from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, after his death. Other honors accorded him were by Rep. Matt Baker who expressed his sadness, his friends who eulogized him, and MU, who presented him with his degree, which he had earned and would have received on Dec. 17. On July 19, 2002, Ryan became engaged to Tracey L. Crumb. He coached junior high basketball at his alma mater and could always be found playing Monday Nigh Basketball in the gym. He also supported other school sports throughout the week. He was a strong soldier, committed friend, big brother to many, and a loving son. Surviving are his parents; sisters, Mandy Lynn and Cheri; brother, Derik; stepbrother, 2nd Lt. Wade Browne, III, grandparents, Jack and Bev Pettitt-Kreger; Delbert and June Rynder-Schmouder; fiancée, Tracey Crumb; “Bucky” the dachshund; six aunts, eight uncles, and 30 cousins. Funeral services were held Friday, August 19, at the Liberty High School. After the funeral, mourners lined the road from the high school to the Salem Cemetery, Liberty and displayed American flags and yellow ribbons to show their appreciation for all he did for his country. Following interment, a dinner was held at the Morris Fire Hall. The family requested memorial donations in his memory be made to Citizens and Northern Bank, PO Box 134, Liberty, PA for the Ryan Scott Ostrom Scholarship Fund. The Ostrom family and their friends are in our thoughts and prayers, as are the other members of his National Guard Unit, and other military personnel serving their country. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
LIBERTY – Leon E. OSTRUM, 74, of Liberty RD, died Thursday Feb. 17, 1972, in the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. He was born Oct. 7, 1897, in Liberty Twp., a son of Wilbur and Mary Cummings Ostrum. He was a retired Farmer. ,Surviving are his wife, the Former Elizabeth Pequignot; a daughter, Mrs. George Krise, Pine City, N.Y., eight Grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Twp., Tioga Co.
PEQUIGNOT - Fatally Hurt In Runaway
Boy dragged half mile by frightened team Alden Pequignot, aged 11 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Pequignot of Sebring, was fatally injured Thursday while at the home of his grandparents, when the tongue of the hay wagon on which he was riding broke, frightening the horses and causing them to run away. The boys feet were caught and he was dragged half a mile with his head on the ground. He was taken to the Blossburg hospital, where he died Thursday night. He is survived by his parents and four brothers. The funeral was held saturday at Harts church; interment was in Hartsfield cemetery.
PEQUIGNOT – Alfred Pequisnot, age 83, of Troy, formerly of Mansfield and Liberty, died Thursday, March 1, 1979, in Troy Community Hospital. Born at Liberty on May 30, 1895, he was a son of John and Martha Norman Pequignot. He was a farmer and a lumberman. Mr. Pequignot was a member of Highway Tabernacle Church, Mansfield RD. Surviving are his wife, the former Neida Berson; two sons, Roger of Wellsboro, and William of East Randolph, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Althea Jessup of Covington; a step-son, Richard Cole of Wellsboro RD; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Dinnison of Sun City, Arizona, and Mrs. Jesse Marks of Towanda; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at Auld’s Funeral Home, Blossburg. Burial was in Salem St. Paul’s Cemetery, Liberty RD. The Rev. Kenneth Meyer, his pastor, officiated.
Alfred PEQUIGNOT, Age 83, of Troy, formerly of Mansfield, and Liberty, died March 1, 1979, in Troy community hospital. Born at Liberty on May 30, 1895, he was a son of John and Martha Norman Pequignot. He was a farmer and lumberman. Mr Pequignot was a member of the highway Tabernacle Church., Mansfield RD. Surviving are his wife, the former Neida Berson; Two sons, Roger of Wellsboro, and William, of East Randolph, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs Althea Jessup, of Covington; a step son Richard Cole, of Wellsboro RD; two sisters, Mrs Louise Dinnison, of Sun City, Arizonia and Mrs Jessie Marks, of Towanda. Seven grandchildren, two step grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at Aulds funeral home, Blossburg, Burial was in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. The Rev. Kenneth Meyer, his pastor , officiated.
Augustus J. PEQUIGNOT
Covington- Augustus ( Gus) J. Pequignot, 82, of Covington RD1, died at 12:35 p.m.. Wednesday, March 19, 1975, in the Williamsport Hospital, where he was admitted last friday. Born Nov. 16, 1892, in Liberty, he was a son of John and Martha Norman Pequignot. He was a retired lumberman and trucker. He and his wife, the former Pansy Butters, observed their 61st wedding anniversary on Feb. 11. Surviving , besides his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Dean Ritt, of Covington; three sons, Romain and John, both of Blossburg, Robert, of Covington; a brother Alfred, of Mansfield RD; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Wylie , of Elmira, N.Y. Mrs Louise Dennison, of Sun City, Arizonia, Mrs Elizabeth Ostrom, of Pine City, NY. and Mrs Jesse Marks, of Towanda, 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. saturday, at Auld's , 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg. Burial will be in the Salem Lutheran cemetery, Tioga County. The Rev. George J. Niles, pastor of Draper Baptist church, Wellsboro, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday.
Dianne Elaine PEQUIGNOT, 17 month old daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Pequignot, of Liberty township:died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 10, 1951, surviving in addition to her parents are grandparents, Mr and Mrs Gusty Pequignot , of Liberty , Mr and Mrs John Patt, of Morris; great grandmothers, Mrs Martha Pequignot, and Lavina Butters, of Liberty, a great grandfather John Lisowski of Massachusettes, several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Thursday. Burial in Salem Cemetery, Hartsfield , Pa.
DIANE ELAINE PEQUIGNOT, 17-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER OF Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pequignot of Liberty Township, Pa. The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Salem Cemetery, Hartsfield, Pa. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/11/1951
PEQUIGNOT - Mrs. Elizabeth J. Ostrum, 75, formerly of Liberty RD, died at the Rinebold Nursing Home in Centerville, Pa., Sunday , May 11, 1975.She was born in Liberty Twp., Aug . 14, 1899, daughter of John and Martha Norman Pequignot. She was the widow of Leon E. Ostrum who died in Februrary, 1972.Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. George (Martha) Krise of Pine City, N.Y.; one son, Howard Ostrum, who died in 1956; one Daughter-in-law, Mrs. Beva Kreger of Liberty RD 1; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jesse Marks of Towanda, Mrs. Nellie Wylie of Elmira, and Mrs Louise Dinnison of Sun City, Ariz.; one brother Alfred Pequignot of Mansfield.Burial was in the Salem Cemetery near Nauvoo.
PEQUIGNOT - Two killed in head- on crash in Covington
Liberty man and wife die, 3 hospitalized in Fridays accident. The beginning of the Labor Day weekend was marked by a tragic accident Friday evening when two Liberty residents killed and three others seriously injured, in a head on collision in Covington. According to reports, the driver of one car, Harold Dean Pequignot 24 of Liberty, was killed instantly and his wife,Marciel P. Pequignot 24, died en-route to the Blossburg hospital. Two other riders in the Pequignot vehicle, Patricia Ogden, 17, and Jack Lamberson, both of Blossburg were suffering from internal injuries and cuts and bruises of the face and body. Driver of the other car involved, Alton Lynch, 37, of Buffalo is also a patient at the Blossburg institution, with injuries of undisclosed severity. Reports say the Lynch car attempted to pass another car on route 15 and struck the Pequignot coupe head-on in the left lane of traffic. Double funeral services were held Tuesday in the Hartsfield church near Morris, with burial in Hartsfield cemetery and military rites for Mr. Pequignot. Survivors are three children, Alden, Augustus, and Sharon Jean. Mr. Pequignot's , Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Pequignot, of Liberty, three brothers, Romain, of Navoo, and John of Liberty, and Robert, of Blossburg, his Grandmother, Mrs. Martha Pequignot, of Liberty, and Maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lavina Butters, of Morris, RD. Mrs. Pequignot, also leaves parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Patt, of Morris,five sisters, Mrs. Mary Warden, of Elmira; Mrs Leslie Parsons; and Mrs Mertin Saunders, of Morris, Mrs. Robert Krinzer , of Liberty, Mrs. Albert Kuppertz, of Emporium,; two brothers, Stanley Patt and Paul Patt, both of Morris. Wellsboro Gazette Thrusday, Sept. 7,1950. They were killed Sept. 1, 1950.
Jeffrey L. PEQUIGNOT- Jeffrey L. Pequignot, 32, Covington, RR1, died Thursday, June 25, 1992, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, as the result of a fatal injuries sustained from a logging accident. Born Feb. 28, 1960, in Blossburg, he was the son of Romain D. and M. Phyllis Wilson Pequignot. He was a graduate of Dover Area High School, a little league coach in Blossburg,Blossburg Elementary wrestling coach and a member of the Pequignot Logging Bowling Team. He was a Logger for Richard Pequignot, Morris Run. He was predeceased by a brother, Romain E. Pequignot, on Jan. 9,1977. Surviving besides his father, Covington, and his mother M. Phyllis Wunch, Dover, are his wife Tina Carey Pequignot;son Jeffrey J. and daughter Amy L. , both at home; four brothers Richard D., Morris Run, Larry A., East Berlin, John A., Covington, Todd E., Etters; two sisters, Ann Stare, Dover, Nancy Hill, Pocono Summit; maternal grandmother, Leona V. Wilson, Liberty, maternal grandfather, Roscoe Wilson, Dover; father-and mother-in-law, Joseph and Shirley Carey, Morris Run;aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called at the Adams Morse and Kleese Funeral Home on Sunday, June 28. Services were held there on Monday, June 29. The Rev. Dennis Crumb, Antrim Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was made at Salem-St. Paul cemetery, Hartsfield.Memorial contributions may be made to the Blossburg Elementary Wrestling Club.
Jeffrey L. Pequiguot; Logging Accident Victim
COVINGTON — Jeffrey L. Pequignot, 32, of Covington RD 1, died Thursday, June25, 1992, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, as the result of injuries in a logging accident Wednesday. He and his wife, the former Tina Carey, observed their 14th wedding anniversary last Nov. 9. He was a logger for his broth-er, Richard D. Pequignot. He was a 1978 graduate of Do-ver Area High School. He was Little League coach in Blossburg, a coach for the Blossburg Elementary Wrestling Club and on the Pequignot Logging bowling team. Born Feb. 28, 1960, in Bloss-burg, he was a son of Romaine P. and M. Phyllis Wilson Pequignot. Surviving, besides his wife, his father, of Covington, his mother, M. Phyllis Wunch, of Dover, and his brother, of Morris Run, are a son, Jeffery J., and a daughter, Amy L., both at home; three other brothers, Larry A., of East Berlin, John A., of Covington, and Todd E., of Etters; two sisters, Ann Stare, of Dover, and Nancy Hill, of Pocono Summit; maternal grandmother, Leona V. Wilson, of Liberty RD 1, and maternal grandfather, Roscoe Wilson, of Dover. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Adams-Morse and Kleese’s, 303 Main Street, Blossburg, with the Rev. Dennis Crumb, pastor of Antrim Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Hartsfield. Friends may call at the funeral from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Lyle Edgar PEQUIGNOT- Lyle Edgar Pequignot, two year old son of, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Pequignot, of Sebring, died in the Blossburg hospital Sept. 23,1945. surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pequignot, of Sebring, and several aunts and uncles. The funeral will be help at 1o'clock wednesday in the Hartsfield church: burial in the Salem Cemetery at Hartsfield.
Melvin Gerald PEQUIGNOT, 49, of Blossburg, died suddenly at his home Saturday, June 22, 1963. He was born Janurary 3, 1914 in Lovejoy, the son of Lue and Minnie Anthony Pequignot.Surviving are his widow, Florence Graham; five daughters, Mrs Max Wood, Rochester, N.Y., Mrs Dale Bohart of Liberty, Mrs Thomas Taylor, of Wellsboro RD6, Mrs William Krause of Blossburg, and Barbara, at home; 3 sons, Melvin, of Morris RD1, William, of Liberty, and Edward, at home; a brother Robert of Williamsport, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kuhl funeral Home. The Rev. Samuel Fry officiated. Burial was in Hartsfield Cemetery.
PEQUIGNOT Patricia (Patti) Ann Bohart
68, of Nauvoo Road, Liberty, died peacefully with her family members by her side, on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. She was the wife of Dale E. Bohart. They observed their 52nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 28, 2009. Patti was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Blossburg, the daughter of the late Florence Onalea Graham and Melvin Gerald Pequignot. She attended Linck School in Nauvoo and Liberty High School, and was formerly employed by Wundies Factory in Liberty, and Witt Nursing Home. Patti loved flower gardening and sharing her baking talents/gifts with others. She had a loving and giving heart and was loved by all who met her. Surviving are her husband, Dale; daughters, Kathy English (Jake Falk) of Lebanon, Karen (Duane) Huffman, Liberty, Ellen (Tim) Reinhard of Montoursville; son, Doug Bohart (Joan Abplanalp) of Nauvoo; grandchildren, Billy English of Lebanon, Denielle Watson of Liberty, Casey Zuchowski of Stony Fork, Christi Crist of Owings Mills, Md., Heidi Reinhard of Montoursville, Nichole Bohart of Warrenville, Harley Bohart of Warrenville; seven great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Melvin 'Pete' (Wanda) Graham of Liberty, William (Jan) Pequignot of Fort Wales, Fla., Donna Taylor of Wellsboro, Judy (Bill) Krause of Blossburg, Barb (Joe) Williams of Wellsboro, Eddie (Jane) Pequignot of Liberty; several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, with Pastor Tom Harmic officiating. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul's Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society , Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or to Laurel Hospice, 24 Waln St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. www.lifecelebration.com. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from January 10 to January 19, 2010
PEQUIGNOT Remain E.
Age 24 of R.D. 4, Dover, Pa. suddenly, Sunday, Jan. 9, 1977 at Morris Run, Pa. Private visitation for members of the family only at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1977 from 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral and committal services there Wednesday at 11 a.m., Rev, Richard Eble officiating. Burial in the Salem-Lutheran Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. Family will provide the flowers. Survived by wife, Linda M. Leuw Pequignot, at home; daughter, Cindy L. Pequignot at home; father, Romain Pequignot of Blossburg, Pa.; mother, Margaret P. Pequignot of York; Pa.; brothers, Richard Pequignot of Morris Run, Pa., John Pequignot of Liberty, Pa., Larry, Jeff and Todd Pequignot, all of York, Pa,; sister Miss Ann Pequignot of York, Pa.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pansy Pequignot of Covington, Pa.; ma¬ternal grandparents, Roscoe Wil¬son, Morris, Pa,, Leona Wilson of Liberty, Pa.
PEQUIGNOT Robert L. Pequignot Sr.
died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Geisinger Medical Center. He was the son of Gus and Pancy Pequignot. Bob was a veteran of World War ll in the Pacific Theater, Okanowa-292 Jasco. He was a charter member of Robert F. Snyder Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6755, Liberty; Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167, Morris Run; life member of Arnot Sportsmen Club, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, and Hamilton Cub, Morris Run. Bob was employed by Cole and Burd Ford, formerly Ralph's Service Center, for over 50 years. He was also owner of R&G Pequignot Trucking until his retirement. He was an avid lover of classic Ford cars and trucks. Surviving Bob are his sons, Lyle (Dena) of Blossburg, Randy (Beth) of Liberty; three step-daughters, Linda, Karen, Carol; also several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel; four brothers, Romaine, Elden, John D., Dean and a sister, Diane Elaine. A special thank you to Lucille Pequignot for the care she provided to Bob. Friends will be received at Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m., from the funeral home with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Interment will follow at Salem St. Paul Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donation may be directed to the Ryan Ostrom Memorial. Wellsboro Gazette – December 1, 2011
Roger A. PEQUIGNOT, aged 61, of 10 Lincoln Street, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, April 3, 1979, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital shortly after being admitted. He was born June 24, 1917, the son of Alfred and Grace Ridge Pequignot in Liberty township. He was a retired truck driver for H.W. Taytons Company in Wellsboro after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church, an army veteran of world war II, a member of Nessmuk Rod and Gun Club, a member of the Lambs Creek Sportsman Club, and a member of the National Rifle Association. He is survived by his wife, June Monks Pequignot of Wellsboro, one daughter, Mrs Leslie(Dixie) Sheridan of RD1, Wellsboro, one sister, Mrs William (Althea) Jessup of Covington, one brother, William Pequignot of Randolph, N.Y.. ; four grandchildren, Amy, Seth, Chad and Brooke Sheridan ; several nieces and nephews. Visitation for family members only Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Tussey funeral home in Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday at 1p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Gregory D. Moore, officiating. Burial in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty township in Tioga County.
ROMAIN D. PEQUIGNOT, 79, Covington RR 1, died November 29 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born May 31, 1914, in Liberty, the son of Augustus P. and Pansy Butters Pequgnot. He was a retired logger, and was a member of Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post #167, Morris Run; William B. Wilson American Legion Post #472. The Supreme Sacrifice VFW Post #837, and the Hillside Rod & Gun Club, all of Blossburg; and the Arnot Sportsman’s Club. Preceding him in death were two sons, Romain E., in 1977, and Jeffrey L. in 1992. Surviving are four sons, Richard D. Morris Run; Larry A., East Berlin; John A., Covington, and Robert, Camp Hill; one daughter, Mrs. Ann Stare, Dover; two brothers, John D. and Robert L., both of Covington; faithful companion for over 25 years, Ellen Sargeant, Mainesburg; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services were held December 1 at the Adams-Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Blossburg, with the Rev. Dennis Crumb, pastor of the Antrim Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was at Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Hartsfield. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PEQUIGNOT, Romain D. age 79 of RR1, Box 342 Covington,Pa, died on Monday, November 29, 1993 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Romain was born May 31, 1914 at Liberty Twp. Tioga Co., Pa; a son of Augustus J. and Pansy Butters Pequignot. He was a retired Logger. Memberships include the Theodore Roosevelt American Legion Post # 167 Morris Run, William B. Wilson American Legion Post # 572, The Supreme Sacrifice V.F.W. Post # 8730 and the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, all of Blossburg. Survivors are four sons; Richard D., Morris Run, Larry A., East Berlin, John A., Covingtonand Robert of Camp Hill; daughter , Mrs. Ann Stare of Dover, Pa; two brothers, John D., and Robert L., both of RR#1, Covington; faithful companion for over 25 years; Ellen Sargent of Mainesburg; nieces , nephews and cousins. Predeceasing him were two sons, Romain E., in 1977 and Jeffrey L., in 1992. Funeral services will be conducted from the Adams Morse and Kleese Funeral Home. 303 Main Street, Blossburg, Pa, Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dennis Crumb, Pastor of the Antrim Baptist Church will officiate.Interment will be held in the Salem- St. Paul cemetery, Hartsfield, Pa. Visitation will be at the funeral home, wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 5 East Avenue, Wellsboro,Pa, 16901 in Romain's memory.
Romain E. PEQUIGNOT, age 24, of RD4, Dover died suddenly, Sunday, Jan. 9, 1977 at Morris Run. Private visitation for members of the family only was held at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1977. Private funeral and committal services were held there Wednesday, Jan. 12, 1977 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Eble officiating. Burial was in the Salem Lutheran cemetery, Liberty. Family provided the flowers. He is survived by wife, Linda M. Leuw Pequignot, at home: a daughter Cindy L. Pequignot at home: father , Romain Pequignot of Blossburg: mother Margret P. Pequignot of York; brothers Richard Pequignot of Morris Run, John Pequignot of Liberty, Larry, Jeff and Todd Pequignot ,all of York; sister Miss. Ann Pequignot , of York; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Pansy Pequignot of Covington; maternal grandparents, Roscoe Wilson , Morris, Leona Wilson of Liberty.
Blossburg- William J. Pequignot, 68, of Kennedy, N.Y., a Liberty native, died Saturday, April 11, 1987, at W.C.A. Hospital, Jamestown, N.Y.
He was born July 2, 1918 a son of Alfred and Grace Ridge Pequignot. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and a member of Jamestown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He owned and operated Pequignot and Sons Salvage Co, East Randolph, N.Y., for 30 years, retiring last January. Surviving are his wife, the former Thelma Ruth; two sons, William Allen, of Bridgewater, W. Va., and William Alfred, of Milesburg; two daughters, Mrs Ellen Louise Pierce, of Pittsburgh, and Mrs Joyce L. Finch , of Kennedy; a sister, Mrs Althea Jessup, of Covington, and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1p.m. Wednesday at Drinkwine's, 120 North Williamson Road. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul cemetery , Liberty twp. The Rev. Norman L. Marden pastor of First United Methodist Church here, will officiate. Friends may call the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The family will provide the flowers.
LARRY PLANK, 75, of Liberty, PA passed away at home unexpectedly on December 3, 2014. Lawrence was born on June 12, 1939 in Liberty, a son of the late Lois (Moyer) and Lawrence Plank. Larry worked as a serviceman for North Penn Gas Co. in Mansfield for 35 years. His children, grandchildren and family were very important in his life. Larry was happiest when staying busy and enjoyed repairing small engines, woodworking, gardening, square dancing and having coffee with friends. Surviving are his four children, Jim (Melissa) Plank of Covington, Shelly (Renie) Plank of Mansfield, Lori (Paul) Johnson of Big Flats, NY, Billie Jo (Rhock) Johnson of Union Star, MO; 10 grandchildren, Trisha (Bruce) Tanner, Christopher (Amber) Plank, Samantha Plank, Kelsey L. Johnson, Christine Higgs, Rhyan Johnson, Teisha Johnson, Christian Johnson, Trista (Dennis) Loucks and Jami (Tim) Perry; five great-grandchildren, MaKenna, Parker, Arianna, Rheagan and Ally; five siblings, Joanne (Fred) Heyler of Morris, Norma (Robert) Pritchard of Walkerton, VA, Marlin (Diane) Plank and John (Sue) Plank all of Liberty, Donald (Pauline) Plank of Tioga; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Also his devoted canine companion, Sparkie. He was predeceased by two brothers, Arlan and Merlin Plank. Visitation is from 3-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at Nauvoo's St. Paul Methodist Church. Rev. Tom Harmic will officiate Larry's memorial service following at 4 p.m. Burial will be private in Salem St. Paul Cemetery in Liberty. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to St. Paul Methodist Church, c/o S. Heyler, 317 Linck Hill Rd. Morris, PA or to Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Rt. 6 Wellsboro, PA. Zwicharowski's in Blossburg is assisting his family with arrangements. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/5/2014
PONTEFRACT –ELIZABETH P. HASSEN, 88 RR 1, Liberty, PA died September 11, 1994 at the Lewisburg Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. She was born March 19, 1906 in Reynoldsville, Clearfield County, PA a daughter of Joseph J. and Elva Agatha Roupp Pontefract. Mrs. Hassen was a homemaker and was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, the Salem Ladies’ Aid, Sebring Grange #1947 and the Liberty Historical Society. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lenore Miller, Watsontown, RR 2, Mrs. Evelyn Hughes, RR 1 Trout Run, and Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Shedden, RR 1 Granville Summit; a son, Preston Kline, RR 1 Liberty; fourteen grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband Lewis C. Kline on November 20, 1939 her second husband, William A. Hassen on September 15, 1975 and a son, Colby C. Kline on September 21, 1958. Funeral services were September 14 at the Salem Luther Church, Hartsfield, Liberty Township with the Rev. Daniel May, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Liberty. –Canton Independent Sentinel
RIDGE- Mrs Grace Ridge Pequignot, 60, of Liberty RD2, died at the Wellsboro Hospital, Sunday, August 31, 1958. Survived by husband, Alfred; daughter, Mrs Althera Lathrop of Wellsboro, sons; William J. of Jamestown, N.Y., Roger A. of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs Lillie Krise and Mrs Walter Schanbacher both of Mansfield, brothers; Floyd Ridge of Roaring Branch, Lindsay Ridge of Williamsport, Seven grandchildren. Prayer service was held Wednesday at the Family Home, Requiem High Mass was held at Beautertown Church, the Rev. Harold Miller officiating. Burial in Salem Cemetery, Liberty RD2.
RIDGE - Mrs. Grace Ridge Pequignot, 60, of Liberty RD2, died Sept. 1  following an automobile accident. Survived by husband, Alfred Pequignot; daughter, Mrs. Althea Lethrop of Wellsboro; sons, William J. of Jamestown, NY, Roger A. of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. Lillie Krise and Mrs. Walter Schanbacher, both of Mansfield; brothers, Floyd Ridge of Roaring Branch and Lindsay of Williamsport; seven grandchildren. Services at Beautertown Church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Harold Miller officiated. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Liberty RD2. - Mansfield Advertiser, Sept. 1958
Wellsboro Agitator, September 4, 1958
Weekend Traffic Death
A Liberty RD woman was injured fatally and her husband hospitalized after a two-car collision on Tioga St. [Rt. 6] at the west end about 3 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 1958. The dead woman is Mrs. Grace V. Pequignot, 59, who died about 20 minutes after the crash. She had been brought to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Alfred Pequignot, 63, received six rib fractures and body bruises. He was listed in fair condition last night at the same hospital. The couple's grandson, Alfred Sparling, 14, also a passenger, escaped apparent injury. Wellsboro Police Chief Harry L. Robinson said Pequignot was driving his car from a parking lot at the Cuku Shop, an ice cream stand and pulled into the road. His car and a westbound auto driven by Ralph A. Monks of Wellsboro RD2 collided. The Pequignots were visiting a son, Roger, in Wellsboro and has stopped to buy ice cream.
RODGERS – Mildred Rodgers Erdly, daughter of the late Samuel and Lizzie Rodgers and a sister to Dorthea Rodgers Brown, died August 16, 1976 at the age of 80. Burial was in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery, near Liberty. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Peter [Audrey] Wintercorn and Mrs. Leo [Wilma] Catania of Bradford, Ontario, Canada; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. – Wellsboro Gazette, 25 August 1976, p12
CLIFFORD LOUIS ROUPP - Clifford Louis Roupp, 86, of Liberty, died Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born May 14, 1914, in Towanda, he was the son of Lela and Ross Roupp. He married Ruth Leda Mitstifer on December 5, 1933 in Liberty. He was employed as a miner, a woodsman, a welder for the Navy shipyards in Philadelphia, at the tannery in Williamsport and was a farmer. He then retired from Fisher Mining in English Center. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed fishing, picking berries and playing string musical instruments. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Margaret English and Leah Keagle; two brothers, Ernest and Clarence; 1 granddaughter, Myra Brion. Surviving are five brothers, John, Richard, and Ross, all of Arnot, Robert of Liberty, Francis of Blossburg; two sisters, Joyce Lloyd of Blossburg, Evelyn Kreger of Williamsport; five daughters and sons-in-law, Jennie and Russell Baney of Liberty, June and Glenn Blackwell of Morris, Winona and Howard Brion of Liberty; Leda and Robert Clark of Trout Run, Lela and Fred Wood of Wellsboro; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Cora Roupp of Warren, Vt., William and Beverly Roupp of Seaford, Del., Joseph and Diana Roupp of Forksville; 31 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, four step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, 6 step great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 16, at the St. Paul Methodist Church, Nauvoo, with the Rev. Joy Hulslander and the Rev. Dr. Fred D. Wood III officiating. Burial was made at the Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty Township.
ROUPP - Evelyn Ruth Kreger, formerly of 250 South Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Monday, January 21, 2008, at Manor Care in Kingston, where she was a resident for the past seven years. Evelyn was born in Arnot August 16, 1916 the daughter of the late Ross and Lela Chapman Roupp. She attended the Blossburg and Liberty schools. She worked as a LPN at the Blossburg State Hospital until it closed in 1972; she then work as a private duty nurse. On May 31, 1936, Evelyn married Walter Woodrow Kreger; they celebrated 64 years of marriage before his death on February 19, 2002. Evelyn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blossburg, and was active with the American Baptist Women and the Guild Girls. Evelyn was a loving wife, mother and sister; she enjoyed gardening, knitting, and crocheting. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Elaine Kreger, N.C.; daughter, Nancy Wunderlich, Wilkes Barre, sister Joyce Lloyd, Blossburg; brothers, Bob Roupp, Liberty, Francis Roupp, Wellsboro, and Ross Roupp, Arnot; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding Evelyn in death were sisters, Margaret English and Leah Keagle and brothers Ernest, Clarence, John, Clifford and Richard Roupp. Family and friends may call at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday, January 23, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday January 24, from the First Baptist Church, Blossburg, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Shypuletski officiating. Burial will be at Salem St. Paul cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Association, Northeastern PA Regional Office, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18071, or to Hospice Care of V.N.A., 468 Northampton St. Kingston, PA 18704. - Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 23 January 2008
ROUPP - Gary Lee Roupp, Sr. of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Liberty, died June 2, 2009. He was born July 26, 1952. Gary is survived by his mother, Edie Kirkendall Roupp of Tioga; two brothers, Bernard (Karen) Roupp, Wayne (Lori) Roupp; two sisters, Debbie (Dennis) Steuve, Diane Roupp; one son, Gary (Charmayne) Roupp; two daughters, Misty Roupp, Star Roupp, all of Florida; nine grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Gary was preceded in death by his father, B. Oswald Roupp; two brothers, Raymond and Tom Roupp; and one sister, Donna Jeffries. Burial will be in the Hartsfield Cemetery.- Mansfield Gazette, June 10, 2009
Harry D. Roupp, 92, of Morris RD 3, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 1973, in Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 11, 1880, in Cogan House Twp., he was a son of Charles E. and Harriett McCracken Roupp. Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Post; two sons, Van Dyne, of Morris Run, and Oswald, of Liberty; a daughter, Mrs. Erma Benauer, of Lawrenceville; a stepdaughter, Virginia Loudenslager, of Morris RD 3; a brother, Loren, of Troy, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Saturday in Salem Lutheran Church, near Liberty. Burial was in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery near Liberty. The Rev. George Niles, of Wellsboro, officiated.
ROUPP - J. LEONA COCHRA
Mrs. J. Leona Cochran, 82, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, a Cogan Station native, died Monday, Dec. 14, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born Aug. 27, 1905, she was the daughter of Grant and Jennie Turner Roupp. Surviving are her husband, George C. Cochran; a son, Roger L. of Carriere, Miss; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Ball and Mrs. Wanda June Howe, both of Cogan Station; three brothers, Grant Roupp of Williamsport, LaVerne Roupp of Mansfield and Sheldon Roupp of Civington; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Thursday, Dec. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Thomas Clark, an independent minister, will officiate. Burial will be made in Hartsfield Cemetery.
RUTTY –LEONA VIOLA WILSON, 84 Liberty Township died Monday, May 27, 1996 at home. Born August 10, 1911 in Gleason she was the daughter of Jackson D. and Ida May Canis Rutty. She formerly was a cook for Fry’s Turkey Ranch and the Liberty School District, and enjoyed quilting and gardening. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty Township, Sebring Grange, Salem Ladies Aid, republican Women, and the Historical Society. Preceding her in death was a daughter, Dorothy Bohart in 1992. Surviving are five daughters; Mary Lou Ramsey, Benson, AZ, Phyllis Wunch, Dover, PA, Joan Weeks, Tucson, AZ, Donna Fish, Brocton, NY, Sharon Herb, Liberty; one son, Ronald of Liberty; two brothers, Donald Rutty, Canton RD and Murray rutty, Cherry Flats; 23 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, May 29 at the Salem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Daniel May officiating. Interment will be in Salem St. Paul Cemetery. Donations in Mrs. Wilson’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 5 East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA. The North Penn Home Health/Hospice, 5 Ruah Street, Blossburg, PA or Salem Lutheran Church, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel
ROUPP Viola E. Landis
died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Broad Acres Nursing Facility in Wellsboro. She was born on Nov. 15, 1917, to the late Daniel and Hannah Roupp. Viola was predeceased by her husband, Walter Landis; brother, Glen Roupp and sister, Matilda Miller. She is survived by her sister, Lillian Crossley of Caton, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Phyllis Roupp of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. Per Viola's request there will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements were made by Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Wellsboro Gazette – August 16, 2012
OBITUARY 1821-1902 MR. A.G. SEAMAN - Death of a
Leading Resident of Morris - Sketch of His Active Life.
In the death, from pneumonia, on the 7th instant, of Mr. Augustus Gilbert Seaman, aged 82, Morris township lost one of its earliest settlers. The deceased was one of the 11 children of William and Mary Seaman and was born near Unadilla, Otsego county, NY. His father was a native of England and his mother was born in Connecticut. Augustus was reared on the paternal homestead. He came, when he was only 23 years old, to Tioga County and located on fifty acres of land in Morris, near the Lycoming county line, a property to which he subsequently added more land. He devoted himself to farming and lumbering. He married in 1846, Miss Louisa Childs, by whom he had one son, Mr. William W. Seaman, a leading landowner, lumberman, agriculturist and business man of this county. The subject of this sketch was a faithful Republican from the time the party was first organized. He had taken an active interest in public affairs and had filled successfully the offices of supervisor, collector and school director in Morris township. He possessed that noblest of inheritances, a strong constitution. Although not a member of any church, Mr. Seaman served for many years as a trustee to the Methodist church, to which he was a liberal contributor, and clergymen always found a hearty welcome in his home. He loved to read the Bible and talk on religious subjects, and his death was as edifying and his life had been meritorious. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father and will be missed sadly by his bereaved son and the latter's family. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. E.E. Mulliner of Liberty, were held on Sunday, the 10th instant, at 10:30 a.m. at the church at Nauvoo, and burial in the Hart cemetery. (Submitted by Janet Venti - gg granddaughter of A.G. Seaman, JanVenti@aol.com)
1848-1906 OBITUARY - DEATH OF WILLIAM W. SEAMAN - A Prominent Citizen
of Morris Died Last Thursday.
Mr. William W. Seaman, aged 58, well known in this county and various parts of the State as a successful lumberman, farmer, business man and coal prospector died last Thursday evening at his home in Morris of diabetes, having suffered from the disease for many years. William W. Seaman was the only child of Augustus G. and Louisa Seaman and was born on the homestead farm in Morris township, April 9, 1848. He attended the common schools of his district and devoted himself to farming and lumbering until 1880 when he engaged in exploring for coal in Clearfield, Jefferson and Center counties for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, achieving marked success and earning a well deserved reputation in that line. Mr. Seaman also purchased the option on 60,000 acres of coal lands near Clearfield, and later associated with him Hon. William A. Wallace, of Clearfield, and Hon. S. R. Peale, of Lock Haven, and they organized the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Company, which owned 35,000 acres of land and had capital stock of $5,000,000, upon which at present the Beech Creek and New York Central railroads carry on their soft coal operations, in Clearfield and Center counties. In 1895 he returned to his farm in Morris township and has since been engaged in farming and lumbering. Mr. Seaman was married September 17, 1863 to Annie Irwin. She died in 1881. In 1883 he married Lillie Boyer, a daughter of Samuel and Angeline Boyer, of Center county. To this union have been born ten children, eight of whom are living, viz.: Louisa, W.A., Angeline, Samuel, Florence, Lillie, Richard and Landrus. Mr. Seaman is one of the largest land owners in Tioga county, his lands lying in both Tioga and Lycoming. His lumbering operations were at one time extensive and he ranked among the substantial business men and leading farmers of the county. On October 5, 1894, his fine residence was destroyed by fire. In the summer of 1896 he erected his present residence at the cost of $14,000. His homestead farm, comprising some 300 acres, lies on the line between Tioga and Lycoming counties and is in a state of cultivation. In politics, Mr. Seaman was a Republican. He held all the local offices in his township and at the time of his death was supervisor in Morris. He was always public spirited and enterprising. The funeral was held on Sunday. Mr. Seaman's estate is estimated at about $100,000. His will leaves it all to his widow. (Submitted by Jan Venti, great granddaughter of WW Seaman, JanVenti@aol.com)
SCHWENDEMAN - FLORENCE S. ZEAFLA
Florence Schwendeman Zeafla, 89, formerly of Morris, died Thursday, July 1, 2004 at her residence in South Williamsport. Born June 13, 1915 in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of Lawrence H. and Edna H. Davis Schwendeman. She was married to Milton C. Zeafla. She was a former charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Newark, Del.; member of Messiah Lutheran Church, South Williamsport; and the Morris 55 Plus Club. Surviving besides her husband, are daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and William Downham of Houston, Texas; one grandson; and two great grandsons. Friends called Monday, July 5 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Services were held there Tuesday, July 6 with the Rev. Robert L. Driesen officiating. Interment was in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty.
SEELEY Linda N. Parthemer
54, of Covington, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Linda was born Feb. 22, 1956 in Blossburg, Pa., a daughter of Elmer and Helen (Perry) Seeley Sr. She was the wife of Roderick Parthemer. Linda worked with her husband on their farm in Covington. Linda is survived by her husband, Roderick; two sons, Ike Bryant of Pa., Jay (Daisy) Kriner of Bloomsburg, Pa.; two daughters, Loretta (Tom Lee, Jr.) Kriner of Covington, Pa., Kristine Bryant of Wisconsin; a nephew she raised, Michael Ribble of Covington, Pa.; step-children, Rodrick (Sue) Parthemer, Jr. of Wellsboro, Pa., Keith (Donna) Parthemer of Hunt, N.Y., Dave (Debbie) Johnston of Mansfield, Pa., Donna West, Kenny (Tammy) Parthemer of Covington, Pa., Randy (Naomi) Parthemer, Troy Wood of Roseville, Pa., Harley Wood of Hunt, N.Y., and Bobby Wood of Mansfield, Pa.; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer (Clara) Seeley Jr. of Arnot, Pa., Eugene (Joyce) Seeley of Mainesburg, Pa., Timothy (Pam) Seeley of Antrim, Pa., Robert (Janet) Seeley of Elmira, N.Y., Donald (Judy Lee) Seeley of Gillett, Pa.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Donna (Keith) Parthemer of Hunt, N.Y., Bonnie Holmos of Blossburg, Pa., Sylvia Cook of Maine; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dean Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, October 16, 2010
RONALD R. SHINK
Age 20 of Covington died early Saturday morning, December 23, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro after an automobile accident in Covington Township, Tioga County PA. Funeral services were held at Kuhl Funeral Home (formerly Shaw and Robena) Tuesday at 1 pm. Burial was in Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. He is survived by mother, Mrs. Kathrine Shink of Covington; brother, John K. Shink of Covington; one half brother, Henry Eskra of Williamsport, two sisters, Kathrine Shink of Covington, Barbara Shink of Covington. He was a Navy veteran and he was employed by Dale Morgan of Morris Run, Pa.
SMITH Karen Roupp
58, of Tioga, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Sayre's Robert Packer Hospital. Born on June 7, 1953, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of the late Datus and Mary (Nybeck) Smith. Karen married Bernard Roupp in Blossburg on April 21, 2001, and together have shared 10 years of loving marriage. She was employed by Truck Lite in Wellsboro for over 25 years. Surviving are her husband, Bernie; children, Chris and Ronald Moore, both of Morris Run, Donnie Smithers of Tioga; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Deborah Smith of Montoursville, Cindy, Pamela, Alan and Randy Smith all of Morris Run; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Karen was predeceased by a son, Ricky Lee Moore. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. Family will provide flowers. Memorials in Mrs. Roupp's name may be made to the Green Home's activity fund, 37 Central Ave. Wellsboro, Pa 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – August 14, 2011
STOUT Ruth E. Maneval
86, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro. She was born May 29, 1924, in Mansfield, the daughter of Fred and Beatrice Canfield Stout. Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She was a Red Cross volunteer for a number of years, serving with the Gray Ladies at the Wellsboro Hospital. Ruth also volunteered with the Bradford-Tioga Head Start Program. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School Class of 1942 and prior to marriage was employed by the Artistic Card Company. Ruth was everyone's aunt. She especially enjoyed children. She was devoted to her husband, her home and her pets. Her's was a spirit of perspicuous gentleness. She could turn a simple event into a celebration. Yard sales at Maneval's were renown. Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Paul, in February 2008, and his sister, Sara Wright. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Thursday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral services will follow there Thursday at noon with the Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial will be in Salem - St. Paul Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette - December 27, 2010
SWANSON - BLACK
Ann S. Age 67 of 527 Covered Bridge Road, Buttonwood, PA died Saturday, May 5, 2001 at her home. Born February 19, 1934 in Morris Run, PA, she is the daughter of Alvin and Jean McClaughlin Swanson. She married George Black in 1962. She and her husband owned and operated the Black Garage in the Buttonwood area for 24 years; she being the bookkeeper. Ann enjoyed bowling, flowers and gardening. She attended the Liberty Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, George of Buttonwood; two sons, Mark Black of Trout Run and Dale Black of Liberty; also two grandsons, Ryan and Derek Black of Trout Run. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 AM at the Liberty Lutheran Church with Pastor Daniel May officiating. Burial will follow in the Salem-St. Paul (Hartzfield) Cemetery. Friends will be received at the church, Tuesday from 10:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.
TAYLOR ELLIS BENJAMIN
Wellsboro Agitator - April 11, 1934
Ellis Taylor died April 3 at his home in Williamsport. He was born near Liberty, Tioga county, June 7, 1850, but had lived most of his life in Cogan House township. He moved to Williamsport 15 years ago. Mr. Taylor's death is the first one in the family established 60 years ago when on December 1, 1874, he married Mary A. Alexander, who survives him with their two children, Miss Minnie V. Taylor, at home and Albert D. Taylor, of Canandaigua, N.Y. He also leaves five grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
THOMAS MINNIE D - PURHENN, Mrs. Minnie D-77, Windfall, died Saturday, July 9, 1949. She is survived by three daughters and one son, Lee Purhenn, Elmira Heights. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home with burial in the Hartsfield Cemetery, Tioga County.
THOMAS Vivian - Vivian G. Grant, 102, formerly of Blossburg and Sebring, died Saturday, May 22 , 2010, at Wellsboro's Green Home. Born in Morris, on Nov. 28, 1907, she was a daughter of Daniel and Anna Norman Thomas. At a very early age Vivian's parents died. She was raised by Joe and Kate Parker of Liberty. Mrs. Grant was a devoted member of the Blossburg Baptist Church. Her main interest in life encompassed her faith, family and home. Vivian enjoyed reading, trips to Canada, flowers and needle point. Surviving are, sons, Daniel (Beatrice) Grant of Covington, Dale (Cindy) Grant of Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren, Dixie Meyer, Penny Kip, Terry, Chris, Angie, Lorrie, Keith and Tommy Grant; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was beloved husband, Gerald in 1972; children, Adrinne, Jean, Thomas; and a grandson Jerry Grant. Vivian's wishes were that services be private. Burial will be held in Salem-St. Paul Cemetery in Liberty. Memorials in Mrs. Grant's memory may be made to The Green Home's activity fund, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. The family is being assisted by the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St. in Blossburg. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 26, 2010
WADDELL – Mrs. Bertha May Guy, 63, of Morris RD, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday, July 12, 1954, in the Blossburg State Hospital where she had been a patient for seven weeks. Surviving are two sons, Arthur and Charles of Morris RD; one daughter, Mrs. Marian Kriner, Wellsboro RD5; and one brother, William Waddell, Wellsboro Rd3; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were Wednesday at the funeral home, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Kent Lattimer, officiating. Burial was in Hart’s cemetery, Liberty RD. – Wellsboro Agitator, 15 July 1954
WEALTY - Mrs Hannah Hart, widow of the late John Hart, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Charles Besanceney, in Blossburg, June 20, 1924. Mrs Hart was born at Liberty, Pa. on September 30, 1835, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Wealty, and in 1855 she was married to John Hart, who died several years ago. She was a life long member of the Evangelical church at Liberty. She was the mother of twelve children, seven of whom survive; L.C. Hart of Jersey Shore, L.W. Hart, of Morris, E.M. Hart, of Stonyfork, Mrs I.W. Guernsey, of Liberty, Mrs John MacNaught, Mrs Charles Besanceney , of Blossburg, and Mrs. Jerome Stroud, of Buttonwood. one sister Manda Welty, of Wellsboro, and one brother, Albert Welty, of Blossburg. She is also survived by twenty grandchildren and twenty nine great-grandchildren. Her grandsons acted as pall bearers and flower bearers. Funeral services were held June 22, Rev. E.M. Cullinan, of the M.E. church, officiating; burial in Hart's cemertery at Liberty.
WEBSTER –DOROTHY M. NORMAN, 74, Liberty RD 1 (Pa.), died Friday November 1, 1985 in Mansfield, Pa. Mrs. Norman was born May 17, 1911 in Sullivan Township (Tioga County) Pa., a daughter of Ernest and Mary Webber Webster. She graduated from the Mansfield-Richmond High School in 1928 and received her Bachelor of Science education degree from the former Mansfield State Teachers College in 1932. She retired in 1976 as an elementary school teacher from the Southern Tioga School District in Liberty, Pa. She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church; the Salem Sunday School and was president of the church ladies aide. She was a 4-H leader for 25 years; a 52-year member of Sebring Grange #1047; member of the Liberty Historical Society; the Liberty Senior Citizens; Potter-Tioga County Retired Teachers Association; and Tioga County Republican Women. On March 8, 1978, she received a certificate of recognition for outstanding services and contributions to the programs and objectives of the Cooperative Extension Service of the Pennsylvania State University. Also, on January 14, 1970, she received the Future Farmers of American Honorary Degree of Keystone Farmer (five Keystone Farmer sons). Surviving are her husband Howard, to whom she was married 49 years on February 14, 1985; her four daughters; Mrs. Marilyn Norman of Liberty RD 1; Mrs. Samuel (Janice) Farmerie of New Wilmington, Pa.; Mrs. William (Dorothy) Brubaker of Halifax, Pa.; Mrs. David L. (Ruth) Morse of Canton; also five sons and daughters-in-law; Dr. Alfred and Susan Norman of Las Cruces, New Mexico; Ernest and Dorothy Norman of Liberty RD 1; Dr. H. Duane and Roslyn Norman of Fulton, Maryland; Donald and Janet Norman, and David and Agnes Norman, all of Liberty RD 1; 24 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church at Hartsfield, Pa. with the Rev. Jack H. Palmer, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Salem St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hartsfield, Pa. Friends may call at the Adams-Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 303 Main St., Blossburg, Pa., Sunday 6:30-9 p.m. and at the church Monday 1-2 p.m. Memorial donations may be directed to the Salem Lutheran Church Memorial fund or the Liberty Alumni Scholarship fund in Dorothy’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review
WEBSTER DOROTHY M - NORMAN DOROTHY M.
Age 74, of Liberty, RD 1, PA, Friday, November 1, 1985. Friends may call at the Adams-Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 303 Main Street, Blossburg, PA, Sunday 6:30 to 9 pm and at the Salem Lutheran Church, Hartsfield, PA, Monday 1 to 2 pm. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 2 pm from the church with the Rev. Jack Palmer officiating. Interment, Salem-St. Paul Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Howard; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Ms. Marilyn Norman of Liberty, RD 1, Mrs. Samuel (Janice) Farmerie of New Wilmington, PA, Mrs. William (Dorothy) Brubaker of Halifax, PA, Mrs. David L. (Ruth) Morse of Canton; 5 sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Alfred and Susan Norman of Las Cruces, NM, Ernest and Dorothy Norman of Liberty, RD 1, Dr. H. Duane and Roslyn Norman of Fulton, MD, Donald and Janet Norman, David and Agnes Norman, both of Liberty, RD 1; 24 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a retired elementary school-teacher, a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, Sunday School and president of the Church Ladies Aid. She was a 4-H leader for 25 years, a 52-year member of the Sebring Grange, the Liberty Historical Society, Liberty Senior Citizens, Potter-Tioga County Retired Teachers Association, the Tioga County Republican Women. Memorial donations may be directed to the Salem Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the Liberty Alumni Scholarship Fund in Dorothy's memory.
WEIR MARGUERITE CHRISTINE HART
Marguerite Christine Weir Hart, 78, died Monday, Sept. l 20, 1999, at Columbia Ogden Regional Hospital, Ogden, Utah. Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Tombsrun, she was the daughter of Olivery Jackson Weir and Margaret Lupold. Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Kalnins of Nueces Trail, Texas, four grandchildren, Lori Fitch, Lester Kalnins, Leonard Kalnins and Lynn Ames; and seven great-grandchidren. Burial will be made at Hartsfield Cemetery, Liberty . Arrangements are being handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.
WEISKOPFF Earl C.
Age 90, formerly of Elkland and Arnot, PA, died Thursday, December 20, 2007, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born January 1, 1917 in Blossburg, PA, the son of John and Nellie Kilpatrick Weiskopff. He was a lifelong farmer. Survived by: sister, Dorothy Burfield, Elkland, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Ripley, Veleda Hall, Victoria Crane and Leona Johnson; and brother, Murray Weiskopff. A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date. Interment in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/22/2007.
November 25, 1920
GIDEON T. WERLINE, aged 69 years died last Tuesday afternoon at the home of his brother-in-law, Daniel Linck. His illness dated back to an auto accident in Northern Michigan. He sought relief at the Mayo Sanitarium in Chicago. His wish was to be brought back to his native county to end his days. Mr. Linck went to Escanaba, Michigan and brought the Werline’s back home with him. GIDEON WERLINE was born in Liberty, January 11, 1851 and was the oldest son of the late JJ Werline whose parents are among the early settlers of the County. Early in his life he entered into partnership with the late CA Miller in the general merchandise business. He was also interested in the building of the brick block on the corner which is now occupied by the Miller Store, the bank, and the Post Office. Mr. Werline was married to Miss Lydia Linck of Nauvoo. He is also survived by 4 nieces and 5 nephews. The funeral was held at the Nauvoo Church on Friday afternoon. Interment was in Hart’s Cemetery. Submitted by: Peg Boyce - email@example.com
WHITING - NORMAN Grace
Grace (Whiting) Norman of Liberty was called home by the Lord on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008. She was 87, and widow of the late Claud Norman. Surviving are her brother, Newell Whiting of Rochester, sister-in-law, Laura Whiting, and special friend, Lawrence Plank, both of Liberty, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Monday, April 28th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty. Services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment in the parish cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2008.
The Wellsboro Gazette - 12/22/1949
Alfred R WILSON, Jr. (SRGP 80029)
Alfred R Wilson, 66, of Westfield died last Sunday at the Blossburg State Hospital where he was a patient for the past six days. He was born in Liberty the son of the late Alfred and Catherine Wilson. Surviving are three sons, Jerome, of Endicott, Lester of Westfield and Alfred of Cleveland Ohio: two brothers, Edward of Blossburg and William of Endicott, and a sister, Mrs. Gracie Beckman, of Gillett. Services were held yesterday a the Ellis Funeral Home with the Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiating: burial in Hartsfield cemetery at Nauvoo.
WILSON –DOROTHY M. BOHART, 54 of RR 1, Box 150, Liberty, Pa. died Sunday, Feb. 21, 1993 at home. Mrs. Bohart was born Oct. 10, 1938 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., Pa. a daughter of Roscoe and Leona Rutty Wilson. She was employed by the Southern Tioga School District as a cook at the Liberty Elementary School. Dorothy was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church, Hartsfield, Pa., the Hillside Rod & Gun Club, Blossburg and the Robert F. Snyder VFW Post Auxiliary No. 6755, Liberty. Surviving are her husband, Bruce. The celebrated seven years of marriage Aug. 3, 1992. Also surviving are her children Mrs. Karen Harer of Roaring Branch RR 1, Mrs. Penny Mitstifer of Liberty RR 1 and Shelly Litzleman of Morris RR 1; step-children, Tim Bohart of Virginia Beach, Va., Tami Delinski of Mansfield, Cindy Meyers of Morris and Linda Bohart of Liberty; mother, Leona Rutty Wilson of Liberty RR 1, father, Roscoe Wilson of Dover, Pa; sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Ramsey of Benson, Ariz., Mrs. Phyllis Wunch of Dover, Pa., Mrs. Joan Weeks of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Donna Fish of Brockton, N.Y. and Mrs. Sharon Herb of Liberty RR 1; brother, Ronald Wilson of Liberty RR 1; three grandsons and one granddaughter, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Willard E. Litzelman on Oct. 31, 1982. Friends may call at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Water St., Liberty, Pa. Monday from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted from the Salem Lutheran Church, Hartsfield, Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel May, her pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Salem-St. Paul Cemetery, Hartsfield. –Towanda Daily Review
EDWARD A. YOUNG
Edward A. Young, 3317 N. Third St. Harrisburg, diedThursday, June 14th, 1973 in Polyclinic Hospital. He was a Veteran of World War I and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill, Pa. and the American Legion, Post No. 27, Harrisburg. He is survived by wife, Cordelia Q. Heyler Young, formerly of Wellsboro area, 2 brothers, Paul G. Young, Phoenix, Arizona, and Joseph A. Young, Pittsburgh, Pa., one sister, Mrs. Anna Walters of Pittsburg, Pa. Funeral services were held Monday at 1 pm from the W. Orville Kimmel Funeral Home, 2001 Market St., Harrisburg, Pa. Rev. Matthew L. Winters, his pastor, officiated. Interment was made in Salem - St. Paul Cemetery, at Liberty, RD
ZEAFLA - John C. Zeafla, age 88, of Liberty, PA, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. John was born July 20, 1920 in Liberty, PA, a son of Walter and Edna (Brown) Zeafla. He was the husband of the late Catherine (Surdam) Zeafla. John was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church; an honorary member of Pine Ridge Hunting Club, and enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and traveling. John is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Gloria Zeafla of Liberty, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandra K. Alexander of Bridgewater, NJ, Shirley and Bill Hebe of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Zeafla of Liberty, PA; 14 grandchildren, Lynne (Spencer) Waits, Kenneth L. Alexander, John L. (Lori) Zeafla, Regina (Stephen) Erb, Philip Zeafla, Dennis (Jenny) Zeafla, Kathleen (Kevin) Edler, Paul (Carmi) Zeafla, Kimberly (Mark) Bledsoe, Ronald (Lezli) Zeafla, Molly (James) VanVliet, McLane Hebe, Alison (Joe) Kibler, and PFC Peter Hebe; 25 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. John was preceded in death by a son, John A. Zeafla in 2000; three brothers, Louis, Clarence and Howard; three sisters, Hazel Wirth, Erma Flannigan, and Edith Zeafla; a grandson, Mark Allen Zeafla; a great granddaughter, Jordan Paige Bledsoe, and a son-in-law, Robert Fred Alexander. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Salem Lutheran Church, Liberty, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at the church with the Rev. Raymond Forsythe officiating. Burial will be in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Johns memory to the Salem Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930, or to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.