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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Shumway Hill Cemetery, Charleston Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.


 ALLEN - GERTRUDE E. ROOT
Gertrude E. Allen Root, 89, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004. Born May 4, 1915, in Addison N.Y. in Addison, N.Y. , she was the daughter of Bert and Lela Rouse Allen. She was married to George F. Root who died Sept. 30, 1973. Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Rose Root of Mansfield, David Root of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Shirla and William Walters of Elkland; brother, Fred Allen of Gang Mills, N.Y.; cousin, Ruth Barmaster of Macedon, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. Friends called on Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Services were held Saturday, July 3 with the Rev. Brent A. Price and Rev. Joseph R. Miles officiating. Interment was made at Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro.

 

ANDERSON, Cajsa - Mrs. Cajsa Nordstrom, aged 69, the estimable wife of Mr. John P. Nordstrom, died on Thursday evening at her home in Wellsboro after a long illness. She had lived for ten years in this borough, where she was much esteemed; and especially so among those of our residents, who, like herself, had come from Sweden, seeking homes in America. The deceased, whose family name was Anderson, was not only born in Sweden, but she was married there and most of her ten children were also born in that country. Her husband came to America about 30 years ago and located in Antrim, whither she followed him four years later with the children. From Antrim the family moved into Morris township, onto a farm on the site of Hoytville, and thence to a farm in Delmar, and finally Mr. & Mrs. Nordstrom located here. In addition to her husband, she is survived by seven children: Messrs. F.G. Nordstrom of Port Allegany, McKean county; A.P. Nordstrom and E.T. Nordstrom, both of Morris; and J.F. Nordstrom of Des Moines, Iowa; and by Mrs. John Lundell of Morris, and Mrs. Victor Johnson of Delmar. She is survived also by an adopted son, Mr. F.E. Anderson of Buffalo. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. A.J. Beausang, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran Church in Antrim, of which the deceased was a member, were held Sunday afternoon from her home. Burial in Shumway Hill cemetery, whither a long line of carriages containing mourning relatives and friends followed the remains. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 10, 1902, p.1

 

APGAR, Doris Louise – Doris Louise Apgar, aged 7 years, died last week Tuesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Apgar, in Corning, of diphtheria.  The family recently moved to Corning from Wellsboro.  Doris had been a student of the Northside grammar school.  The remains were brought to Shumway Hill for interment.  Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1919.

 

APGAR, Doris Louise – Doris Louise Apgar, the seven-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Apgar, died at her home in Corning Tuesday, May 27.  The remains were taken to Shumway Hill for burial.  She was a very bright and lovable child.  This bereavement seemed more sad because the child had black diphtheria and none of the relatives could go to give the family any assistance.   Wellsboro Agitator, 4 June 1919. (same page as above)

 

AVERY Alonzo Leonidas
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga County PA, Thursday, December 18, 1919
Keeneyville, Dec. 17--Alonzo Avery, of Charleston, died last Thursday after a long illness.....Mr. Avery was 77 years old and is survived by 6 children: Dewitt of Waterloo, NY; Grace of Charleston; Mrs George Smith and Bertha of Wellsboro; Glen H. of Charleston; and Joseph of Delmar. Also 2 sisters: Mrs. Frank Churchill of this place and Mrs. J W, West of Altoona. Interment in Shumway Hill cemetery Sunday.

AVERY Alonzo Leonidas
Wellsboro Agitator - December 17, 1919
Leonidas Avery, aged 76 years, of Charleston, who was born in that township on March 7, 1843, died at 2:30 o'clock last Thursday afternoon, Dec. 11.  The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. John H. Stoody, pastor of the Methodist church of Wellsboro, officiating; burial in the Shumway Hill cemetery.  Mr. Avery is survived by six children - Dewitt Avery, of Waterloo, N.Y.; Grace Avery, of Charleston; Mrs. George Smith and Bertha Avery, of Wellsboro; Glen H. Avery, of Charleston, and Joseph Avery, of Delmar.  He Is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank Churchill, of Little Marsh, and Mrs. A. J. West, of Pittston, Pa..  Mr. Avery's wife died in June, 1896.

Wellsboro Agitator - December 24, 1919
The late Leonidas Avery was born in Chatham township, March 7, 1843, and died at his home in Charleston Dec. 11, 1919.  On Dec. 31, 1878, he married Amelia Treat who died June 13, 1896.  To them were born the following children:  DeWitt, of Waterloo, N.Y.; Blanche, wife of F. H. Knowlton, deceased; Grace Avery, of Charleston; Joyce, wife of J. M. Smith, and Bertha Avery, of Wellsboro; Glen, of Charleston; William, deceased, and Joseph, of Delmar.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank Churchill of Middlebury, and Mrs. A. J. West, of Tipton, Pa., besides eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at his late home Sunday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. M. S. Blair officiating; burial in the Shumway Hill Cemetery.

JOSEPH TREAT AVERY OF Grant St., Wellsboro.  The body is at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral home, Wellsboro where friends may call and where funeral will be held Wednesday (Feb. 7, 1951) at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Marion Finch.  Shumway Hill Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1951

BOYCE Donald C.
81, of Wellsboro, PA, diedJuly 13, 2008 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Carleton Funeral Home, 11470 Route 6, Wellsboro, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church, Wellsboro. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery will follow.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2008

Donald C. Boyce was the third child born to Stephen H. and Mildred Peterson Boyce on March 21, 1927 at Jamestown, N.Y. He married Rosemary Bliss on Sept. 24, 1953. He died at home on Sunday, July 13, 2008.  Don served in the United States Navy from January 1945 to July 1946 and the Navy Reserves until 1955. He worked for the United States Postal Service and at Rankins Milk Plant in Middlebury. He was a volunteer fireman and ambulance driver for 15 years.  On April 27, 1965, a tragic electrical fire at their family home near Wellsboro took all five of Don and Rosemary's children -- Nancy Laurina, Gary Donald, Bruce Charles, Thomas Michael, and Lucy Jane, ages 10 to 2. Don's fellow firefighters and the entire community were very generous and supportive and this outpouring of kindness and caring inspired Don to make a career change. He enrolled in the nursing program at Corning Community College, graduating on June 1, 1975. He then became a full time employee at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro where he enjoyed caring for the sick until his retirement in 1989. During retirement, Don enjoyed traveling with Rosemary; trips to Germany and England were among the highlights. Don was a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church, in Wellsboro. He was a member of the former Middle Ridge Grange, now merged with Charleston Valley Grange and Tioga County Pomona Grange and he served as a Grange State Deputy for 18 years.  Don is survived by his wife of 54 years and his daughter, Donna Lynn Isola and her husband, Tom, of Malvern; four grandsons and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Howard (Bud) of Wellsboro, James, of Elkland; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Stephen L., Roger E., Robert H. and two sisters, Elizabeth Vogt and Gloria Patt.  Friends called at the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro on Tuesday evening, July 15. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, July 16 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro with Father James P. Dougher, celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette - July 17, 2008

BOYCE - Stephen L. Boyce, 69, of Wellsboro RD#3, died Sunday, June 28, 1987 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born May 6, 1918, he was a son of Stephen H. and Mildred Peterson Boyce. Mr. Boyce was a retired employee of Wellsboro borough. He served in the Army during World War II. He also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Dorling Run, Tioga County, during the Depression. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Central Avenue. He was a member of the Dewey Heichel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4907, Wellsboro. Surviving are five brother, James with whom he lived, Donald of Wellsboro, Roger of Wellsboro RD#2, Howard (Bud) of Wellsboro RD#3, and Robert of Rutland, VT; and one sister, Mrs. Gloria Floor of Boynton Beach, Fla. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church, Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Charleston Twp. The Rev. Paul Mullen, his pastor, will officiate. Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 1, 1987, p.10

BRILL - Vera M. Clark, 95, of Lazy Brook Lane, Wellsboro, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Frederick Clark who died Sept. 28, 1999. Vera was born Sept. 19, 1913, in Delmar Township, the daughter of the late Frederick and Luella Repard Brill. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Bertha and Herman Potter of Troupsburg, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Bonnie Clark of Wellsboro; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Harry, Arthur, Lewis and Lester. Friends and family were invited to Vera’s Life Celebration today, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral followed at 2 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial was made in Shumway Hill Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, January 28, 2009

EVALD W. BROSTROM age 63 of RD 3, Wellsboro, PA Sunday, April 21, 1985 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA Monday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Tuesday 11 a.m. the Rev. Gregory D. Moore officiating.  Burial Shumway Hill Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Geraldine Day Brostrom; 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Kriner of Spencerport, NY, Mrs. Jeanne M. Brostrom Erway of Rochester, NY; 2 sisters, Miss Edith C. and Miss Mildred S. Brostrom both of RD 1, Wellsboro, PA; 2 grandchildren, Christopher and Timothy Kriner; 1 nephews, Robert Brostrom of Gaines, PA.  Mr. Brostrom was born August 23, 1921 in Antrim, PA the son of August and Amelia Dahl Brostrom.  He was a retired employee of Mergenthaler, Wellsboro, PA.  He attended the Welsh Settlement Congregational Church and was an Army veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1985

ORVAL F. BROWN, age 86, of East Ave., Wellsboro, PA died Friday, December 11, 1998 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY.  He was the husband of the late Mary Jane Bliss Brown who died November 25, 1996.  Born January 4, 1912 in Morris, Pa, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lida English Brown.  Orval was a lifelong resident of the Morris and Wellsboro areas.  He was a truck driver for L.G. Niles Lumber of Wellsboro for many years and retired as a truck driver from Guy Morral Trucking Co. Inc. after several years there.  Orval served in the Army during WW ** in the India and African Theatres.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Surviving are daughter-and son-in-law Shirley and James Wilber of Athens, PA; brother-in-law, Maynard Bliss of Wellsboro, PA; sister-in-law Erma Bliss of Wellsboro, PA and grandsons, Steven, Keith and Kevin Wilber, all of Athens, PA.  He was preceded in death by sisters, Rachel Bartholomew, Mabel Young, Nina Winner, Ida English, Ruth Knorr and brothers, Robert and Joseph Brown.  Friends may call on Wednesday, December 16, 1998 from 1 to 2 PM at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Inc., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.  The funeral will follow immediately at the funeral home at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating.  Burial will be in the Shumway Hill Cemetery in Charleston Township, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

BROWN Shirley Ann Wilber

65, of Athens, Pa., died Sept. 14, 2013. She was the wife of James Wilber, whom she married on June 15, 1974. Shirley was born Feb. 2, 1948, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Orval and Mary Jane Bliss Brown.  She had been employed by Soldiers and Sailors Hospital as a telephone operator. Shirley enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting and needlepoint.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Steven Wilber (Lisa), Waverly, N.Y., Kevin Wilber, Long island, N.Y., and Keith Wilber (Brenda), Sayre, Pa.; four grandchildren, Brice Wilber, Ashlynn Jo Wilber, Waverly, N.Y., Jared Wilber, and Cali Ann Wilber, Sayre, Pa.  Friends and family are invited to Shirley's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 12 p.m., with the Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery.  Sayre Morning Times – September 17, 2013

 

LEROY D. BUTTON
Leroy D. Button, 86, of Witt Yoder Personal Care Home, Nauvoo, formerly of Wellsboro RR 3, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2001, at Witt Yoder Personal Care  Home.  Born Dec. 27, 1914, in Waterville, he was the son of George Melvin Delos Button and Anna Belle Winnie Button. He was the husband of Margaret Ainsworth Ramsay Button and the late  Lucretia Starkweather Button who died in 1967.   He worked in the CC Camps, was a cook/laborer for the N.Y. Central Railroad, was a caretaker of Harrison Lookout for a period of time, and retired as  machine maintenance operator, Pump Station at the Summit, Brownlee, and meter reader and reservoir caretaker for the Wellsboro Borough.  Preceding him in death was his son, Robert, in 1977.  Surviving are his wife, Margaret Ainsworth Ramsey Button, a resident of Witt Yoder Personal Care Home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Steve Harris of Millerton, Lucille and George Parker of Wellsboro and Ruth and Phillip Zuchowski of Antrim; three sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Brenda Button of Keating Summitt, Ernest and Mary Lou Campbell of Morang, Ariz., and Howard and Donna Campbell of Wellsboro; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl "Jack" Button of Jersey Shore, Bravo and Helen Button of Marshlands and George Button of Emporium; two sisters, Roseltha Miller of Jersey Mills and Christina Winne of Watrous; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Friday, Jan. 26, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Hickok officiating.  Burial will be made at Shumway Hill Cemetery.

CAMP - Alfred LeRoy Camp, 65, of Wellsboro, Pa., died
on May 8, 2010 at home. He was born July 11, 1944 in Towanda, Pa., a son of Frank and Della May Camp. Alfred is survived by a son, Claude (Mary) Davis of Troy, Pa.; daughters, Marcia (George Jr.) Cummings of Tioga, Pa.; Debbie (Brion) Farr of Tioga, Pa., Karen (Joe) Stillerman of Middlebury Center, Pa.; four brothers, Frank Jr. (Leta) Camp of Tioga, Pa., Charles (Carol) Camp of Tioga, Pa., William (Kandy) Camp of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Michael Camp of Sayre, Pa.; a sister, Linda (Wesley) Leonard of Hickory Run, Tex.; six grandchildren, Quinn (Kelly) Davis of Canton, Pa., Rebecca (Rafael) Ronquillo of Frederick, Md., Greg (Kyla) Cummings of Tioga, Pa., Knolton and Ollen Stillerman of Middlebury Center, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Makayla, Conner, and Michael Davis, all of Canton, Pa.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and special friends. Alfred was preceded by his wife, the former Delores Shutter, in 2005, and a sister, Frankie Perry. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, with Pastor Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro. - Towanda Daily Review, May 10, 2010

CARDEN Rhonda J. Age 51, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at her home near Wellsboro with her family by her side. Born in Denver, Colorado on November 7, 1954, she is the daughter of John A. and Jean Coolidge Carden, and a 1972 graduate of Wellsboro High School. Rhonda lived most of her life in Florida where she worked as an officer manager for vascular and orthopedic surgeons. She enjoyed bicycling, hiking, traveling and the lakes. She is survived by her parents; her brother, Douglas J. of Wellsboro; and her sister, Karen E. of Towanda. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in Shumway Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the gathering at the cemetery and the reception following the services. The family will provide the flowers. Donations may be made in Rhonda's name to the American Cancer Society or the PSPCA.

 

CARPENTER Monroe

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  December 11, 1940, Pg 6

Monroe Carpenter, aged 65 years, formerly of Middlebury, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mr. Ellsworth Spencer, in Wellsboro.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home; burial in the Shumway Hill Cemetery.

 

CARSON Dorotha Carson Kitlinski

88, of Harrisburg, died at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, on July 29, 2013. She was the wife of Felix T. Kitlinski, who preceded her in death. Dorotha was born on May 30, 1925, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Orlando and Frances Blair Carson.A graduate of Penn State University; she was a health and physical education teacher in Harrisburg. Dorotha was a member of the Paxton United Methodist Church in Harrisburg. She was a member of Wives of Professional Engineers; she was also a member of the Penn State Alumni Association. Dorotha was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her family. She and her husband Felix were faithful supporters of Hospice of Central PA, as reflected in the naming of the Felix T. and Dorotha C. Kitlinski Community Caring Center. Surviving are her daughter, Kaye Carson Kitlinski; sons and daughters-in-law, Philip Carson Kitlinski (Linda) and Blair Carson Kitlinski (Luann); granddaughter, Sophia Frances Kitlinski; brother, James B. Carson; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Dorotha's Life Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Queen and Main Sts., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 11 a.m., with Rev. Val Rommel officiating. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Central PA, Felix T. and Dorotha C. Kitlinski Community Caring Center, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.  Wellsboro Gazette – July 31, 2013

 

CARSON – Miss Maude Carson, 78, of Mansfield RD1, formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, May 16, 1961. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples, Wellsboro. Survived by sister, Mrs. Ada Claynaugh of New Providence, NJ; brothers, William H., Carson of Monroe, Oregon, Ransford Carson of Mansfield RD 1, Elmer Carson and Orlando Carson, both of Wellsboro. Body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Thursday and Friday evening from 7-9 PM. Funeral will be there Saturday at 1 PM, the Rev. Norman West officiating. Burial will be in Shumway Cemetery, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Advertiser, 17 May 1961, p.4

CLARK AMOS
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 30 Jan 1964, p. 8
Amos Clark, 74, of Wellsboro, RD 1, died Friday in Blossburg State Hospital. He was born March 29, 1889, the son of George and Emma Kriner Clark, and was a member of the Mennonite Church in Morris. Surviving are his widow, Phoebie Hakes Clark; four daughters, Mrs. Ed Bowser of Smoke Run, Mrs. Fred Osborn of Morris, Mrs. William Snyder of Canton, and Mrs. Harley Worthington of Eldred; three sons, Sam and Francis of Wellsboro RD 1, and James of Westfield RD 4; one brother, Enos of Wellsboro, 33 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held at The Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Monday. Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery.

CLARK Arthur F.
Joined his beloved wife, Artie, on July 14, 2008. Born on March 29, 1919 in Troy, PA, he was the son of the late Fred and Blanche (Wood) Clark of Blossburg, PA. A retired employee of Armco Corporation, he also served in the military during World War II from January 26, 1942 through October 25, 1945. Arthur is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Peggy LaVarnway of Hyde Park, NY, Frances and David Butler of Mansfield, PA; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Gloria Clark of Blossburg, PA, Kenneth and Kathy Clark of Mansfield, PA; eight grandchildren, Kathy (Greg) DeCesare, David (Heather) LaVarnway, Robbie Clark, Ellen (Chris) Brought, Jessica Butler, Jeffrey (Keren) Clark, James (Michele) Clark, Kari Clark; eight great-grandchildren, Brittney and Garrett DeCesare, Olivia and Ethan Brought, Haley, Zach, Eli and Emma Clark; and special friends, Bob Kilmer and Letitia Ward. Predeceased by his wife, Artie, of 45 years on May 12, 1988, he was also predeceased by a brother, Howard Clark; a sister, Gertrude Kenyon and a son-in-law, Nicholas LaVarnway. A private funeral service will be held at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arthur's name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2008

CLARK - MRS. HAZEL C. DAVIS:  Mrs. Hazel C. Davis, 80, of 38 East Street, Nunda, N.Y., and a native of Tioga County, died Saturday, April 21, 1973, in Dansville Memorial Hospital, Dansville, N.Y. She was the widow of Ray Davis.  She was born May 5, 1892, a daughter of Arch and Emaline Starkweather Clark.  Mrs. Davis was a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the Charleston Grange.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ivan Warren, of Nunda; two sons, Granvel, of Wellsboro RD 1, and Paul, of Liberty; 11 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren.  The funeral was held on Monday at Spink's, 126 Main Street. Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery.  The Rev. James W. Garthoff, her pastor, officiated.

CLARK - Wellsboro - Mrs. Hazel C. DAVIS, 80, of 38 East Street, Nunda, N.Y., and a native of Tioga County, died today, Saturday, April 21, 1973, in Dansville Memorial Hospital, Dansville, N.Y. She was the widow of Ray DAVIS. She was born May 5, 1892, a daughter of Arch and Emaline STARKWEATHER CLARK. Mrs. DAVIS was a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Charleston Grange. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ivan WARREN, of Nunda; two sons, Granvel, of Wellsboro RD 1, and Paul, of Liberty, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Spink's, 126 Main Street. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery. The Rev. James W. GATHOFF, her pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. The family will provide the flowers. Submitted by Patricia Warren.

CLARK Jesse
Age 92, of Broughton Hollow Road, Wellsboro, PA, died November 10, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Florence Repard Clark, who died June 2, 2007. Jesse was born April 6, 1916 in Wellsboro, the son of the late George and Iva Jane Clark. He was a self-employed carpenter and well known for his artistry in woodworking. He was admired for his talent, but especially for his love of life. Jesse was funny, smart, stubborn, loveable, helpful, and when it came to doing anything outdoors, adventurous, his passions were hunting, fishing, shooting trap, four-wheeling with his dog, Buddy, bicycling and snowmobiling. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Steve Walters, Covington, PA; son and daughter-in-law, John and Candace Clark, Wellsboro; brothers and sister-in-law, Leon Clark, and Irvin and Mary Clark, all of Wellsboro; sisters, Ermina Lyons and Margaret Neal, both of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Robert Borden, Wellsboro, Robyn (Rob) Smith, Wellsboro, Michael Clark, Chapel Hill, NC, and Lisa Clark, Wellsboro; great-grandchildren, Jerrod (Ashley) Smith, Joseph Smith, Kyle Borden; his dog, best friend and caretaker, Buddy; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Fred and Robert Clark; and sisters, Hazel Townsend, Eva Knaus, Viola Fenton and Doris Proctor. Friends and family are invited to Jesse's Life Celebration on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/12/2008

CLARK Vera M.
Age 95, of Lazy Brook Lane, Wellsboro, PA, died January 23, 2009. Surviving are daughter, Bertha (Herman) Potter; and son, Carl (Bonnie) Clark. Friends and family are invited to Vera's Life Celebration on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/25/2009

 

CLARK, William M. – William M. Clark, aged 79 years, died Saturday evening at nine o’clock at his home at Brownlee, Duncan township.  He is survived by his wife and son, Richard E. Clark.  The funeral was held yesterday; burial in the Shumway Hill cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 September 1919.

 

CLARK, William – William Clark, of Brownlee, aged 79 years, 4 months and 9 days, died Saturday night Sept. 13, at ten o’clock.  On Sept. 8, 1867 he married Rozella A. Lent, of Delmar, and to them were born four children – Sadie I., wife of Merton Mattoon, of Painted Post, N.Y.; Mabel J., wife of Charles McConnell of Elkland; Richard E. Clark, of Brownlee; Ella M., deceased, wife of Will McConnell.  He is also survived by twenty grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; also by three brothers, Thomas, Charles and Arch Clark of Wellsboro and vicinity.  The funeral was held Sept. 16 at his late home at two o’clock p.m., Rev. Mr. Blair officiating; burial in the Shumway Hill cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 24 September 1919.

 

CLOSE Charles Close

Mr. Charles Close, a well-known and respected citizen of Charleston, died on the 18th of last month in the 58th year of his age. He was the son of Reuben Close, of Chatham township, and had resided in Charleston for 27 years. For several years past he had been running the cheese factory in the latter township. (Tuesday, June 12, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

 

COMSTOCK ELIZA ANN
Wellsboro Agitator – December 6, 1911
Death of Mrs. Wm. Coolidge.  - -Mrs. Eliza A. Coolidge, aged nearly 80 years, wife of Mr. William Coolidge, of Coolidge Hollow, Delmar township, died Sunday morning about three o'clock, of heart disease. She had been in poor health for over a year.  Mrs. Coolidge was born at Sidney Center, Delaware county, N Y., on January 10, 1832, the daughter of Caleb and Bethiah Gregory Comstock.  On August 12, 1857, she was married to Mr. Samuel Childs, of Liberty, Pa., who died in 1862.  On February 26, 1867, she was married to Mr. William Coolidge, who survives her. One son was born to them. Mr. Fred C. Coolidge, of Wellsboro.  Mrs. Coolidge is also survived by five step-children—Mrs. Agnes Thomas, of Nauvoo; Charles and Gilbert Coolidge, of Delmar; Mrs. Alice Patrick, of Marshcreek, and L D. Coolidge, of Philadelphia; besides three brothers and two sisters — Charles Comstock, of Hamilton, West Virginia;  Luzerne Comstock, of Liberty, Pa.; Oscar Comstock, of Stony fork; Miss Josephine Comstock, of Charleston, and Mrs J. H. Miller, of Athens, Pa.  Mrs. Coolidge had been a member
of the Methodist Episcopal church for over 60 years, and was a most estimable woman.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, at the late home of the deceased, Rev. Dr. F. P. Simmons, pastor of the Methodist church of Wellsboro, officiating; interment was made in the Shumway Hill Cemetery.

COMSTOCK ELIZA ANN
Wellsboro Gazette – December 7, 1911
—Mrs. William Coolidge, aged 79 years, of Charleston, died at her home in Coolidge Hollow on Sunday. She is survived by her husband and one son, Fred. C. Coolidge, of this borough.  The funeral was held from the home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. F. P. Simmons officiating.

MISS DORIS M. COOLIDGE
Miss Doris M. Coolidge, 73, of Oakland, Calif, a Wellsboro native, died Monday, Feb. 23, 1976, in the Oakland Hospital. She was born June 16, 1902, a daughter of Walter and Cora Lewis Coolidge. Miss Coolidge was a public health nurse in Oakland for 25 years. Surviving are a sister, Miss Helen Coolidge of Oakland, and a brother, Mr. LeRoy Coolidge, of Coalmont, Tenn. The funeral was held Saturday at the Tussey Funeral Home. Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro, RD. Pastor Wayne Owen of the Seventh-day Adventist Church officiated.

GILBERT ELLIS COOLIDGE
Wellsboro Agitator – July 10, 1958
Gilbert Ellis Coolidge, 91, died early Saturday, June 28, 1958 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Dunham, of Tioga RD 1.  He was born February 5, 1867 in Delmar Township, the son of William and Mary Kuhl Coolidge.  He is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Edna Marshall, oldest daughter, of Wellsboro RD1; Mrs. Anna Thomas, of Montgomery, and Mrs. Marie Loomis, of Waverly, NY; two sons, George W. Coolidge, of Wellsboro and Stuart, of Painted Post, NY; 11 great grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, the Rev. John Squires of the Whitneyville Larger Parish officiated.  Burial was in the Shumway Hill cemetery.

 

COPP Gary J. Copp

70, of White Sulphur Springs, WV, died March 17, 2012. He was born April 26, 1941 in Elmira, NY. Gary was a former employee of Genesee Brewery, Rochester NY and Stroh's Brewery Tampa, FL. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Predeceased by his parents, Leland Copp and Vera Smith, brother-in-law, Fred Wilcox. He is survived by his children, Julie (Donald) Willis, Jr., FL; Vickie Priestley (William Smith, Jr.) of WV, Franceen (Jeff) DeBadts of NY and Thomas Copp of FL. Nieces and nephews, Marcia (James) Allen, Michael (Donna) Wilcox, Daniel (Belva) Wilcox, Kelly (Ron) Kendall. Grandchildren, Donald Willis III, Justin (Michelle) Willis, Ian Tierson, Joshuah Smith, Shane (Nicole) DeBadts, Stacia Kelley. Great-Grandchildren, Elexianna DeBadts, Brennan DeBadts and Jayden Willis. Friends and family are invited to Gary's Life Celebration on Saturday March 24, 2012 from 6:00- 8:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa., Funeral Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home with Rev. Donald S. Miller officiating. Burial, Shumway Hill Cemetery, Charleston Twp.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 21, 2012

 

LEON M. COSTLEY

Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, March 17, 1993

Leon M. Costley, 84, of Wellsboro RR 1 died Saturday, March 13, 1993, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Born Sept. 12, 1908, in Locy Creek, he was the son of Raymond and Helen Short Costley. He was a retired equipment operator. Preceding him in death was his wife, Minnie Zink Costley, on March 9, 1991. Surviving are four sons, Ronald  of Knoxville, Maynard and Leon Jr., both of Winter Garden, FR, and Leonard of Wellsboro; one daughter, Cornelia Scarborough of Wellsboro; one sister, Edna Cummings of Middlebury Center; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, on Friday, March 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Services will be held there-Saturday, March 20, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David Crane officiating.  Burial will be made at the Shumway Hill Cemetery. 

 

DAWSON - Frank J. Dawson, 63, of Mansfield, died on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at his residence. Frank was born on Aug. 11, 1946, in Wellsboro, a son of Jerome and Pauline (Cole) Dawson. It was Frank's wish that there be no services. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 5, 2010

JEROME DAWSON:  Jerome Dawson, 54, of Mansfield RD 1, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 1973, in the Buffalo, N.Y., Veterans Administration Hospital.  He was born Jan, 1, 1919, in Tioga County, a son of Fred and Alice Henry Dawson.  Mr. Dawson was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are three sons, Frank Dawson and Francis Scaife, both of Mansfield RD 1, and Kenneth E. Dawson, serving with the Air Force in Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Harold Croft, of Blossburg, and Miss Rita Dawson, in Alabama; a sister, Mrs. Elwyn Morgan, of Wellsboro RD 1; a half-sister, Mrs. Walter White, of Wellsboro, and 11 grandchildren.  The funeral was at 1:30 p.m.Monday at The Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro. The Rev. Walter E. Caldwell, pastor of the Covington Baptist Church, officiated.

DAY - BROSTROM
Geraldine (Day) Age 81, a longtime resident of Wellsboro, PA, died December 5, 2001 in her home in Albion, NY after a long illness. She had 58 years of service to Corning Glassworks, Inc., 37 years as an active employee. Mrs. Brostrom was preceded in death by Evald Brostrom, her husband of 38 years. She is survived by her daughters, Edna (Bruce) Kriner-Kirby of Albion, NY, Jeanne (Brian) Erway of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Christopher Kriner of Beacon, NY, Timothy (Bela) Kriner of Sacramento, CA, Galen and Felisa Erway of Rochester, NY; two sisters, Betty Hutchenson of Horseheads, NY, Edna (Leonard) Ferris of Green Bay, WI; a sister-in-law, Naomi Day of Wellsboro, PA, as well as several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home "A Life Celebration Home", Wellsboro, PA, Tuesday, December 11, 2001 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans County, 14080 West Avenue, Albion, NY 14411.

 

DAY, Geraldine – Geraldine, the three-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Day, of Charleston, died March 18, of measles.  The funeral was held Thursday at 1:30 o’clock, burial in the Shumway Hill cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 26 March 1919.

DOWE - Leah B. Heatley
Leah B. Heatley, 94, of RD #1, Morris, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1987, in the Green Home, Wellsboro.  Her husband John E. Heatley, died Nov. 30, 1977. Born at Knapp in Delmar Township, she was a daughter of Mark and Alma Campbell Dowe.  Mrs. Heatley was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Antrim.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Louise Graham, of Morris, and Mrs. Carolyn Wilson, of White Mills, Wayne County; three sons, Edwin of Liberty, Frederick of Morris and Willard of Wellsboro; a half-brother, Frederick C. Smith, also of Wellsboro; 16 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; four step grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren.  The funeral was held Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Charleston Township.  The Revs. Rudolph Van der Hiel, of Mansfield, George Lineker, pastor of St. Paul’s Church, and Michael J. Fill, Jr., of Honesdale officiated.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church at Antrim.  Arrangements by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro.

GEORGE S. ELLIOTT
 George S. Elliott, 65, of Wellsboro RD 3, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Philadelphia on March 26, 1908, a son of James E. and Carrie Stokes Elliott. He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, Philadelphia. Mr. Elliott was retired as a machinist from the Penn Walt Corp., Philadelphia. He was a member of the Progress Lodge 609, F&AM, Philadelphia. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Carr; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Werline, of Wellsboro; a son, George E., of Bristol, and three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Reed, of Maple Shade, NJ, and Mrs. Marie Griffith and Mrs. Blanche Lauchman, both of Philadelphia. The funeral was held Saturday at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main Street.  Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro RD. The Rev. Roger E. Patton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated.

EDWARD J. GLEASON:  Edward J. Gleason, 72, of Morris, died Thursday, July 26, 1973, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 1, 1901 in Wellsboro, a son of George and Nellie Root Gleason. He was a member of the Lorenton Grange. Surviving are his wife, the former Molly Pierce; three sons, Lewis Pierce, of Wellsboro RD 1; three daughters, Mrs. Gaynell Vail, of Cayuta, N.Y., and Mrs. Gladys Williammee and Mrs. Anamae Fabian, both of Morris: two brothers, Frank, of Middlebury Center, and Andrew, of Corapolis, and 23 grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at Tussey’s Funeral Home, 139 Math Street. Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Perry R. Shoemaker, of Morris, officiated...CORRECTION:  In the Edward J. Gleason obituary which appeared in last week’s edition the names of two of his three sons were left out, the other was incorrectly stated. The three sons are: Lewis Gleason of Towanda, Clair Pierce of Wellsboro and Dennis Gleason of Morris.

HAGERMAN Alan L.
Age 74, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, May 31, 2010. He was born on January 29, 1936 in Olean, NY a son of the late Bernard G. and Dorothy (Rohr) Hagerman. He was a graduate of the Miami University (Oxford, OH) and the University of Rochester. Alan was the owner of Richardson-Hagerman Insurance agency of Canandaigua, NY and was a CPCU licensed agent. He was a member of the Wellsboro Men's Chorus, a Rotarian for 42 years and a past President of the Clifton Springs, NY Rotary Club, a board member of the Canandaigua Family YMCA, President of Onseyawa for two years, chairman of the Conservative Party of Ontario County, NY for 25 years and President of the Rochester, NY chapter. He served in the US Army. Alan is survived by two sons: Andrew and Junko Hagerman of Tokyo, Japan, Jason Hagerman and fiancée Michelle Defedericis of Geneva, NY; daughter: Jennifer and Stephen Elmer of Katy, TX; brother: Gary and Kari Hagerman of HI; granddaughter: Sachiko Hagerman. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA with the Rev. Shirley Filiatreau officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.nami.org or by calling 888-999-6264 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 5, 2010

 

HART Cora E

Wellsboro Agitator - July 26, 1933

Mrs. Cora Close, aged 72 years, of Endicott, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, died in Ideal Hospital in that city, Monday, July 17. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Haugh, of Endicott, and a grandson, Walter Wetherbee, of Wellsboro. A prayer service was held at the Allen Funeral Home in Endicottn Tuesday evening. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Evans Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev. Frederick H. Sterne, pastor of the First Baptist church of Endicott, officiating; burial in the Shumway Hill Cemetery.

 

HARTMAN –MRS. EMMA J. CLARK, 56, wife of David Clark of Wellsboro died Monday, Mar. 15, 1937.  She is survived by five sons, Lewis H. Clark of Ossining, Perley R. Clark of Denver, Colo., Leroy Clark and Ned J. of Elmira and Herald F. Clark of Endicott; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John Knapp of Maple Hill, Pa., Mrs. D. Morris of Rochester; four brothers, Steven Hartman of Wellsburg, Alfred and Alvin Hartman of Elmira, Jacob Hartman of Rochester.  Funeral service Friday 1 p.m. in the Bastian Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Rev. Andrew Young.  Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/17/1937

John E. HEATLEY
John E. Heatley, 91, of Morris RD 1, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1977 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born September 2, 1886 at Antrim, he was the son of James and Margaret Jones Heatley.  He was a retired farmer and miner.  He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Antrim.  Surviving are his wife, the former Leah B. Dowe; two daughters, Mrs. Louise Graham, of Morris, and Mrs. Carolyn Wilson of White Mills; three sons, Edwin of Liberty, Frederick of Morris, and Willard of Wellsboro; 16 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro RD with the Rev. William F. Murphy, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, officiating.

HEMKER - Ethel Cleveland, 89, of Antrim Road, Wellsboro, died Monday, March 10, 2008 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Basil Cleveland whom she married July 31, 1942. Ethel was born Aug. 20, 1918 in South Fork, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Spence Hemker. She was a graduate of Charleston High School and Arnot Ogden Nursing School and had been a nurse at Broad Acres Nursing Home and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Ethel was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening, knitting and crocheting. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Barbara Cleveland of Wellsboro; daughters and son-in-law, Celia and Dennis Beck of Lewisburg; Bonnie Thomson of Spokane, Wash.; four grandchildren, Teri Cleveland of Ithaca, NY, Bryan Cleveland of Wellsboro, Sarah Beck of Lewisburg, and Sandra Beck of Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter, Sandra K. Cleveland. Friends and family are invited to Ethel’s Life Celebration on Thursday, March 13 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 Sandra Hemker officiating. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church or The Wellsboro Shared Home. - Mansfield Gazette, 12 Mar 2008

 

JEFFERSON Hannah Mary “Spence” – Mrs. Hannah Mary Jefferson Spence, aged nearly 70 years, wife of Isaac Spence, of Wellsboro, r.D. 5, died last Wednesday morning about 8 o’clock at her home at Brownlee, of periostitis.  She broke her right thigh about two months ago.  Mrs. Spence was born in Yorkshire, England, Sept. 30, 1849, and was the mother of thirteen children.  Mrs. Chris Beckman, of Wellsboro, is a daughter.  She was a most estimable woman.  The funeral was held Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. M.S. Blair officiating, burial in the Shumway Hill cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 9 July 1919.

 

JOHNSTON - Mrs. Grace Johnston Bliss, 71, of Wellsboro, widow of Fred Bliss, died Saturday, July 31, 1954 at the Blossburg Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born June 19, 1883 in Wellsboro, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Johnston. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Howard Austin of Corning, NY, and Mrs. Leo Williams of Antrim; one granddaughter, Mrs. Norvil Burnside of Corning, NY; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro for 50 years and an employee of Moshier's Five and Ten for 33 years. Funeral services were Monday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. David Burrows officiating. Burial was made in Shumway Hill cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1954

FELIX T. KITLINSKI
Felix Thomas Kitlinski, 76, of 4720 Beaufort Hills Road, Susquehanna Township, a native of Nanticoke, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Holy Spirit  Hospital.   He was a consulting geotechnical engineer and founder and president of F.T.  Kitlinski and Associates Inc. and Foundation Services Co.     He was a graduate of the former Pennsylvania State College and attended Brigham Young and Columbia universities.  He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was the first American soldier   to cross the Siegfried Line during the invasion of Germany and recipient of  Bronze and Silver stars.  He was a member of Paxton United Methodist Church, Susquehanna Township,  the Pennsylvania and National societies of professional engineers and the   American Society of Civil Engineers.   Surviving are his wife, Dortha Carson Kitlinski; two sons, Philip C. Kitlinski of Halifax and Blair C. Kitlinski of Harrisburg; one daughter, Kaye C. Kitlinski of  Stockholm, Sweden; two sisters, Theodosia and Lucia Baran, both of  Nanticoke; and one granddaughter.   There will be no viewing. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at   1:30 p.m. at the Paxton United Methodist Church.  Burial will be made at Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro.  Memorial donations may be made to the church, 3550 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.   Arrangements are being handled by the Geigle Funeral Home, Susquehanna  Township.

LUDLOW John Jr.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Sept. 25, 1907, Pg 4
John Ludlow, Jr, aged nearly 16, died at 1pm, last Thursday [9/19/1907] at his home in Charleston Township, after an illness of five weeks.  His father, Mr John Ludlow, three sisters and two brothers survive him.  Mrs Emery Day, Mrs William Rogers, Miss Mazie Ludlow and Messrs. Frank and Dana Ludlow, all of Charleston.  Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon.  Rev. Mr Compton of Roundtop officiating; burial in the Shumway Hill Cemetery.

MAKIN - PORTER, Mary L. (Makin)
Age 95, of Millerton, PA, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at her home. Mary was born on June 24, 1913 in Stony Fork, PA, the daughter of the late Walter and Lena (Davis) Makin. She was married to the late George Porter. Prior to her retirement in 1958, she was employed with Corning Glass. Mary enjoyed crossword puzzles, writing to her grandchildren - never forgetting their birthdays, cooking, and flower gardening. She was a member of the former Stony Fork United Methodist Church. Mary is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lois Fisher of Gillett, PA, Phyllis and Bert Garrison of Daggett, PA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Faye Porter of Knox, PA, Harold and Jen Porter of Montrose, PA; seven grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mary was predeceased by three sisters, Ina, Ella, Gladys; and two brothers, Ernest and Raymond. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following calling hours at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at the funeral chapel, with Pastor Jennifer Wolf officiating. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to the Daggett United Methodist Church, c/o Fred Messing, Millerton, PA 16936.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/13/2008

MANN, BRYON O. - Native of Lambs Creek Dies - Byron O. Mann, 84, died Saturday December 9, 1950, at 1:00 p. m. at his home, 7 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, following a long illness.He was born in Lambs Creek, March 12, 1866, the son of William W. and Philena Clark Mann.He went to Round top to reside when he was 16 years old. There he married Mary Lake, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Lake, on December 8, 1886.Mr. Mann was a farmer there until his health failed and he and Mrs. Mann moved to Wellsboro in June 1932. Mr. And Mrs. Mann celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Friday December 8, the day before his death. Mr. Mann was a kindly man with a legion of friends. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary Lake Mann, Wellsboro; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Baldbridge, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Francis Fries, R.N. of Wellsboro, who cared for him during his long illness; Seven sons Charles W., Howard G. And Stuart B. All of Endicott, N.Y.; Wylan H. of Corning and Paul D. And Kenneth M., Wellsboro R.D. 1 and John W., of Jersey Shore; two brothers, Elmer Mann, Elmira Heights and A.W. Mann of Jensen Beach Florida; one sister, Mrs. James Coterill, of Rochester, N.Y. 16 grandchildren and four gr eat grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2p. M.  At the Johnson& Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, the Rev. Charles E. Titus, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which he was a member, officiating. Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery.

MANN - MITCHELL
Carolyn (Mann) Age 68, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, January 7, 2006. She was born on July 22, 1937 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Paul and Lucille (Lewis) Mann. She was the wife of Paul D. Mitchell. Carolyn was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, PA. She was a home economics teacher for the Wellsboro Area School District for 28 years until her retirement in 1997. Mrs. Mitchell is survived by her husband, Paul; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Vicky Mitchell of Wellsboro, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Carrie and Steve Sticklin of Wake Forrest, NC, Mary and Gary Thompson of Glenolden, PA; grandchildren, Carolyn Mitchell, Erica Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell, Sarah Sticklin, Lauren Sticklin, Garrett Thompson, Gabrielle Thompson. Friends may call on Monday, January 9, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Interment will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.

MARSHALL - Mrs. Helen L. Clark, 89, formerly of RD#5 Wellsboro, died Wednesday, June 24, 1987, at the Carleton Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born July 30, 1897 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Herbert and Dora Boose Marshall. Her husband, Anuel Clark, died in 1961. Surviving are two sons, Anuel of Wellsboro, and Arnold of RD#6 Wellsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Nada J. Wilson of Covington, Mrs. Genevieve Nobles and Mrs. June Woodhouse, both of Wellsboro; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Timothy Kaiser, pastor of Stony Fork Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Shumway Hill Cemetery, Charleston Township. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 1, 1987, p.10

 

IDA D. MAYNARD (DREW)

COWANESQUE, PA - Ida D. Maynard, 88, Van Zile Personal Care Home, formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1989.  She was born Nov. 18, 1901 in Wellsboro to William LeRoy and Stella Bently Drew.  She was a member of the Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro.  Surviving are: three daughters, Betty (Mrs. Donald) Ludlam of Coring, Norma (Mrs. Herbert) Ruegg of Duncannon; Pricilla (Mrs. Jack) Wolford of Lock Haven: three sons, Harold of Campbell, LaRue of Hamilton, VA., Richard of Eden Prairie, Minn.; one sister Winifred Williams of Wellsboro RD 3; three brothers, Allan Drew of Wellsboro RD 3, LeRoy Drew of Garden Grove, Calif., Leonard Drew of San Jacinto, Calif; 17 grandchildren, 24 great- grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Her husband, Homer J. Maynard, died in 1965.  A son, George Maynard, died in 1944 and a daughter, Anna Bryant, died in 1987.       Calling hours are 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday in the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Services will follow there at 11 a.m., the Rev. John Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Independent Bible Church.  (Homer Maynard's wife)

 

McCONNELL - HAMMOND, Hazel McConnell
Age 95, of Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA, died May 24, 2010 at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late George R. Hammond. Hazel was born March 12, 1915 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Guy and Ella M. Cole McConnell. She was a graduate of New England Memorial Hospital, Stoneham, MA, and was a registered nurse for Dr. Robert Bair, retiring in 1979. Hazel was a member of the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, 50 year member and past Worthy Matron of Mary Wells Chapter #452 O.E.S., Wellsboro, 50 year member of the Charleston Valley Grange, volunteer at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, and had helped at Bloodmobile Drives. Surviving are a brother, Harry McConnell, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Hazel's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 27, 2010, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. An Eastern Star Service will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service Friday, May 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Bernard officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 26, 2010

LEE JAMES McCONNELL
Lee James McConnell, aged 22 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben. McConnell, of Brownlee, died at 11 o'clock last Friday night of influenza.  The funeral was held Sunday; burial in the Shumway Hill cemetery. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 6, 1927)

 

MCCONNELL, Arthur – Wellsboro Soldier Dead – Arthur McConnell Died in Germany February 15 - Last Saturday Miss Ethel McConnell, of this borough, received word through the War Department of the death of her brother, Arthur, of pneumonia, on February 15.  Private McConnell left Wellsboro in November, 1917, and arrived in France about a year ago.  He was an ammunition truck driver attached to the 42nd (Rainbow) Division and participated in all the more important drives made by our army – Champagne, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel and the Argonne – and at the time of his death was with the Army of Occupation in Germany.  He was a son of Will McConnell, of Elkland.   Wellsboro  Agitator, 5 March 1919.

 

McCONNELL - ROSA LILLIAN [MRS. AMOS] CLARK
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 19 Jul 1939, p. 6
Mrs. Rosa Lillian Clark, aged 52, years, of Wellsboro, R. D. 1, died at the Blossburg hospital Friday afternoon. The funeral was held at the Evans Funeral Home Monday; burial in the Shumway Hill cemetery. Rev. Andrew Young of Antrim, officiating. Mrs. Clark had been ill for two months. She was born at Brownlee, daughter of the late William and Ella McConnell and was married in 1908 in Wellsboro to Amos Clark, who survives. They lived at Antrim for a time, but had spent most of their life in Delmar. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving besides her husband are four daughters, Miss Emma Clark, of Wellsboro; Miss Ethel Clark, at home; Mrs. Harley Worthington, of Galeton, and Mrs. Fred Osborn, of Morris; three sons, James and Francis Clark, at home, and Samuel Clark of Stonyfork; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Stafford, of Antrim, and Mrs. Alice Larry, of Elmira; and three brothers, Guy McConnell, of Elmira; Maruel [sic] McConnell, of Corning, and Patrick McConnell, of Roundtop, and seven grandchildren.

MILLER JESSIE L.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 15, 1903
—Mrs. Jessie Coolidge, aged about 33, the wife of Gilbert Coolidge, died of heart disease on Monday afternoon at her home in Delmar. She was a daughter of Mr. G. D. Miller, a prominent resident of Waverly, N. Y., and her marriage took place 12 years ago.  Besides her husband, and father, she is survived by five children, four daughters, and one son, the oldest child, a daughter being 11 years old, and the youngest child, also a daughter, but two weeks old.  Mrs. Coolidge possessed a highly amiable character, and the severe loss which her death has brought to her husband and children is keenly felt.

MONKS Dale B.
Age 70, of Wellsboro, PA, died at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 25, 2008. He was the husband of Janet (Neal) Monks for 47 years. Dale was born on May 11, 1938 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Stephen and Louise (Ingerick) Monks. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. Dale is survived by his wife, Janet; a son, Vincent (Donna Emmick) Monks of Wellsboro, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle Monks of Arnot, PA, Nichole and Kevin Weiskopff of Wellsboro, PA; four grandchildren, Tyler L. and Tess A. Monks, Garett and Amber Weiskopff; and a stepsister, Linda (Bob) Smith of Mansfield, PA. Dale was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy D. and Terri Monks; a brother, Llewyn Monks; and a sister, Shirley Enderle. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 29, 2008, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the calling hours at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Pastor Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Burial will be in the Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, New York, NY 10018-7102; or to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/27/2008

 

MORRIS Frank - Frank Morris died at his home in South Delmar last week Tuesday morning, after a short illness, of dropsy, aged 66 years.  Although his death was not unexpected, it came as a shock to his many friends.  His daughter, Nellie (Mrs. Tipple), was with him when he died.  Mr. Morris was born in Athens, N.Y., Sept. 1, 1851, coming to Morris township with his parents when quite young.  He married, on Sept. 27, 1874, Miss Mary Clark, of Delmar, and settled on the farm where he died.  To them were born six children, one son and five daughters, all of whom are living.  They are: James, of Corning; Mrs. Joseph Tipple, of Silver Creek, N.Y.; Mrs. Frank Wheeler, of Stonyfork; Mrs. G.H. Narramore, of Philadelphia; Mrs. James Morris, of Corning, and Mrs. Clarence Apgar, of Wellsboro.  He also leaves seven grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.  Mrs. Morris died Oct. 7, 1893 and in 1910 he married Mrs. Emma Clark, who survives him.  Mr. Morris was a kind father, a good neighbor, and a friend to all.  He was a faithful member of the Methodist church and much devoted to Sunday School work, having missed but a few Sundays in several years.  The floral tributes were beautiful, some having been sent from a distance.  The funeral was held from his late home last Friday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. A.B. Young, of Antrim officiating; interment in the Shumway Hill cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918

 

MORRIS Franklin I. - Franklin I. Morris, aged 66 years, of Delmar, died Feb. 5 of heart disease.  He was born Sept. 1, 1851 in Bradford county.  His wife died about 25 years ago.  Mr. Morris is survived by six children:  Mrs. Joseph Tipple of Silver Creek, N.Y., Mrs. Clarence Apgar, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Harold Narramore of Philadelphia, Mrs. Frank Wheeler, of Stonyfork, James Morris of Corning, Mrs. James e. Morris of Corning.  One brother and two sisters also survived him: John Morris of Brownlee, Mrs. Rebecca Stroud and Mrs. Dell Struble, both of Athens, Pa.  The funeral was held Friday, Feb. Mr. Young of Antrim officiating; interment in the Shumway Hill cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator, 13 Feb 1918.

 

Donald W. MORSEMAN, SR., 58, Beaver Dams, NY died Tuesday, October 10, 1995 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, nY following an extended illness.  He was born February 3, 1937 in Blossburg, PA, the son of William and Helen VanZile Morseman.  He was a self-employed painter and a member of the Corning Eagles.  He is survived by his daughters, Donna Morseman Mathews of Elmira, Aleshia Morseman of Horseheads, NY and Sandra Speicher of Corning , NY; sons, Donald Morseman Jr. of Troy, PA, Gary Morseman of Euing, NY and Darrin Morseman of Elmira; three sisters; several grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at Carpenter’s Funeral Home in Corning on October 13 with the Rev. Rick Price officiating and burial to be in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.

ERNEST F. NEAL
Ernest Floyd Neal, 71, of Shandaken, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 1973, in the Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville, NY. He was born Sept. 11, 1902, in Tioga County, a son of Floyd and Margaret Copley Neal. Surviving is his wife, the former Evelyn Copp. A private funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro RD 1. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated.

NEAL, Ernest F., age 71, of Shandaken, N.Y.; formerly of Wellsboro, Pa., Sat. Dec. 22, 1973 at Margaretville, N.Y. No visitation. Private funeral service will be held at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Monday at 1 p.m., the Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial Shumway Hills Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Evelyn Copp Neal of Shandaken, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.

OWLETT Jane
Wellsboro Agitator - March 22, 1916
Mrs. Jane Owlett Close, aged nearly 87 years, of Charleston, died last Wednesday morning at the home of her son, E. G. Close, of Roundtop.  She fell about six weeks ago and dislocated her hip and since that time her health had failed rapidly.  She was the widow of the late Charles Close who died in 1883, and she was born April 4, 1829, in Cranbrook, County Kent, England, the daughter of Gilbert and Mary Pope Owlett.  She is survived by three sons, E. G. Close of Roundtop; R. G. Close, of Philadelphia, and Arthur C. Close, of Keeneyville; also by one brother, Benjamin Owlett, of Keeneyville; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Foote, of Elkland; and one half-brother, Henry J. Owlett, of Odessa, N.Y.  The funeral was held Saturday; interment in the Shumway Hill cemetery.

PETERSON - Mrs. Mildred L. Boyce
The funeral was held Monday, November 26th for Mrs. Mildred L. Boyce, 74, of 19 Rectory Lane, who died Saturday, Nov. 24, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was born Feb. 16, 1899, in Corning, N.Y. a daughter of Charles and Joanna Carlson Peterson.  Mrs. Boyce was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  Surviving are six sons, Stephen, Donald, Roger, James and Howard, all of Wellsboro, and Robert of Milton; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Vogt, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Ronald Patt, of Middletown, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Frederick Lundell, of Jamestown, N.Y., and Mrs. Raymond Comfort, of Rochester, N.Y., 19 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  The Rev. John J. Hannigan, her pastor, officiated.  Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro, RD.1.

PIERCE – Catherine “Molly” Gleason, 93, of Morris, died Sunday, June 25, 2006. She was born May 4, 1913 in Westover, a daughter of the late Elmer and Lavina Weakland Pierce. Molly was married to the late Edward J. Gleason who diedin 1973. She was a 25-year member of Lorenton Grange #1095, lifetime member of the Moose, attended the Mr. Pleasant United Methodist Church, past president of the Women’s VFW for many terms, cooked at the steak House and former owner of the Penn Hotel (Molly’s Place) from 1967 to 1974, and cleaned for many families until she retired to her farm in Morris. Molly enjoyed fishing, camping, bingo, crocheting, doing community pig roasts and plastic canvas. Mrs. Gleason is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis and Shelby Gleason of Fulton, Miss., Dennis and Diane Gleason of Dunmore, Clair and Barb Pierce of Wellsboro; daughters and sons-in-law, Gaynell and David Shepherd of Cayuta, NY, Gladys and David Williammee of Morris, Anamae and Rick Fabian of Morris; brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Margaret Pierce of Westover; brother-in-law, Dennis Ashcraft of Butler; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Molly was predeceased by a daughter, Irene Gleason; brothers, Francis Pierce, Clair Pierce, Edward Pierce; and sister, Minnie Ashcraft. Friends may call today, Wednesday, June 28 (2006) from 6-8 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 29 at the funeral home at 11 AM with the Rev. Lon C. Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris Ambulance Association, PO Box 95, Morris, PA 16938 – Mansfield Gazette, June 28, 2006,  p.6A

PLATZ - SARBER VIRGINIA A. P
PA, October 6, 201 at the Crawford County Care Home, following an extended illness. She was born February 12, 1918 in Gowanda, NY, the daughter of Arthur & Ella Higley Platz. Virginia married Charles W. Sarber on August 21, 1938. He receded her in death in August 24, 1984. She served faithfully as a Pastor's wife and in various other capacities in the Church for many years. She was currently a member of the Summit Evangelical Wesleyan Church. Survivors include 4 sons, Rev. William L. of Cooperstown, PA, Robert J. of Red Creek, NY, Hugh D. of Denton, NC, Lowell S. of Cuba , NY; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Agatha Adams of Columbus, OH, Margaret Goodwin of Ovid, NY; and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by a son, James F. in 1974 and a brother, Lelsie Platz. Visitation was held Monday 6-9PM at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 PM at the Evangelical Weslyan Church in Mansfield with Rev. Timothy J. Yauger officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

REPARD - CLARK, Florence L.
Age 87, of Wellsboro, PA, died June 2, 2007 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Jesse Clark, whom she married September 21, 1939 in Antrim, PA, and they would have celebrated their 68th anniversary this year. Florence was born March 15, 1920 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Hugh L. and Ella E. Makin Repard. She was a Clerk and Assistant Manager for Dunham's Hardware, retiring in 1992. Surviving are her husband, Jesse; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Steve Walters, Covington, PA; son and daughter-in-law, John and Candace Clark, Wellsboro, PA; grandchildren, Robert Borden, Wellsboro, Robyn (Rob) Smith, Lawrenceville, PA, Michael Clark, Chapel Hill, NC, and Lisa Clark, Wellsboro, PA; three great-grandchildren, Jerrod (Ashley) Smith, Joseph Smith and Kyle Borden. Friends and family are invited to Florence's Life Celebration on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery.

ROOT - ELIZABETH SUSIE SPENCER STICKLIN
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 2 Aug 1989, p. 10
E. Susie Sticklin, 74, of RD#6, Wellsboro died August 2, 1989 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Born January 11, 1915 in Antrim, she was the daughter of Elbert [sic, Albert] and Nellie [Root] Root. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro and Middle Ridge Grange. Surviving are her husband, Marion L. Sticklin; four sons, Edwin Spencer of Levittown, Charles Spencer and Donald Spencer, both of RD#6, Wellsboro, Lewis Sticklin of RD#6, Wellsboro; stepdaughter Mrs. Eleanor Swisher of Montgomery; two stepsons, Harold Sticklin of RD#6, Wellsboro and George Sticklin of Stafford, Ariz.; brother Levern Root of RD#2, Middlebury Center; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Vandergrift of Levitton, Mrs. Lillian Hackett of RD#6, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Mabel Wheeler of Arizona; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro on Thursday, August 3 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Tussey-Mosher on Friday, August 4 at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer will officiate. Burial will be made at Shumway Hill Cemetery. [Submitter's note: Elizabeth Susan "Susie" Root married first Ward Spencer].  Although Ward Spencer was first buried in Wellsboro Cemetery, his remains apparently were later removed to Shumway [perhaps after Susie died].  Shumway Hill Cemetery, Charleston Twp, Tioga Co, PA - 2001
Sticklin, E. Susie Spencer, 1915-1989
Spencer, M. Ward, 1905-1951

GEORGE F. ROOT
 George F. Root, age 57, of RD 1, Wellsboro, died suddenly Sunday, September 30, 1973 at his home.  Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home Tuesday at 1 pm with Rev. Joseph Miles officiating.  Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Gertrude Allen Root, RD 1 Wellsboro; one daughter, Mrs. Shirla Walters of Elkland, Pa.; two sons, Kenneth G. of RD 5, Wellsboro, David of RD 1 Wellsboro; four sisters, Mrs. Susie Sticklin of RD 5 Wellsboro, Mrs. Lillian Hackett of RD 5 Wellsboro, Mrs. Mabel Wheeler of Safford, Ariz., Mrs. Lulu Vandergrift of Levittown, Pa; two brothers, John Root of Beaver Dams, NY and LaVern Root of Wellsboro; three grandsons; several nieces and nephews. He was a self-employed construction contractor, US Army veteran of World War II.

ROOT JOHN H.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 8 Oct 1980, p. 12
John H. Root, age 70 of Beaver Dams died on Saturday, October 4, 1980 at the Strong Memorial Hospital. He was retired from the Bendix Corporation after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; four sons, Sterry Root of Westfield; Elton Root of Kerrville, TX, Duane Root of Westfield, Galen Root of Presho; two daughters Veleda Smith of Pine Valley, Gail Shapley of Millport, two stepsons, Donald Stephens of Arlington, TX, Ronald Stephens of Plano, TX; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Arthur [Jane] Straton of Campbell, Mrs. Jarvis [Winifred] Barney of Elmira Heights, Mrs. MacArthur [Barbara] Walker of Rochester; one brother, Verne Root of Middlebury Center; four sisters, Mrs. Susan Sticklin and Mrs. Lillian Hackett, both of Wellsboro; Mrs. Mabel Wheeler of Sanford, AZ; and Mrs. Lula Vandergrift of Levitton, PA; 20 grandchildren; 24 step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Carpenter Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Aebersold officiating. Burial in the Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro. Friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society. [Submitter's note: John H. Root married first Mabel Spencer].

SCOTT - WEST, Inez May (Scott)
Age 97, of Park Hill Manor, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Coolidge Hollow, died April 1, 2008 at Broad Acres. She was the wife of the late David N. West who died in 1976. Inez was born July 7, 1910 in Antrim, PA, the daughter of the late Alfred and Dilla Davis Scott. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, class of 1928, and a homemaker. Inez was a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church and Gmeiner Art Center. She was an avid artist who enjoyed gardening, and was devoted to her family and friends. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Donald A. and Linda L. West, Wellsboro, PA; daughter, Donna M. Rice, North Rose, NY; daughter-in-law, Sandra West, Wellsboro, PA; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Gerald H. West, who died in 1977, and a son-in-law, Roger Rice. Friends and family are invited to Inez's Life Celebration on Friday, April 4, 2008, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service to be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Robin Baer officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Robin Baer, P.O. Box 41, Morris, PA 16938.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/3/2008.

MARION L. SHUMWAY
 Marion L. Shumway, 63, of Exton, Pa., formerly of Wellsboro, died Thursday in Exton. He was born June 20, 1909, in Wellsboro, the son of Luther and Anna Riebe Shumway.  He was a farmer and a member of the local United Methodist Church. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Louise Moffett of Souderton, Pa; nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home on Monday with the Rev. William Snyder officiating.  Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the United Methodist Church memorial fund.

KENNETH E. SMITH
 Kenneth Ernest Smith, 74, of Wellsboro RD 1 was dead on arrival at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Wednesday, December 6, 1972. Mr. Smith was born Jan. 21, 1898 in Lycoming County, the son of Ernest and Hannah Opp Smith.  He was a retired farmer, a member of the Coolidge Hollow Methodist Church and the Williamsport Moose. He is survived by his wife, the former Myrtle Turk Smith of Wellsboro RD 1; two sons, Donald E. of California and Carl L. of Wellsboro RD 1.  A sister, Mrs. Alice Kuhns and a brother, Harold O. Smith, both of Montoursville, and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at 1:30 at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street.  The Rev. James Garthoff, his pastor, officiated and burial was in the Shumway Hill Cemetery.

 

SMITH Marjorie S. "Marge" (Smith) Felton

85, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro.  Born on Jan. 22, 1927, in West Chester, Marge was the daughter of Robert and Mary (Pierce) Smith. She is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" L. Felton.  Prior to her retirement, Marge was employed as an elementary school teacher. She taught third grade and was a reading specialist for the Lansdale Area School District. Marge was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro, the Library Board and the Friday Club. She enjoyed going to auctions, spending time in the church, concerts and animals.  In addition to her husband, Dick, she is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marge Felton-Balliet, wife of Barry F. Balliet of New Jersey, Lynn Ann and Roger Martin of Palm, and three grandsons, Christopher, Timothy and Gregory Lawler.  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held immediately following calling hours at 11 a.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Keith Williamson officiating. Burial will be made in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 27, 2012

 

SMITH Sadie
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, March 4, 1954, Pg 9
Mrs. Sadie Roena Smith died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Otto Strong of Corning RD3, on Firday, February 26.  She was the widow of Leonard L. Smith, formerly of Antrim.  Born in Wellsboro on March 15, 1882, she was the daughter of Vincent Smith and Marilda Louden (Ludlow) Smith.  She is survived by two sons, Clifford of Bradford, Pa and Ransom of Wellsboro;  four daughters, Mrs Harry Childds of Morris, RD; Mrs Otto Strong of Corning;  Mrs Leland Copp of Corning and Mrs Willard O'Dell of Hilton, NY;  two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hood of Horseheads RD2, and Mrs Julia Davis of Hilton, NY;  20 grandchildren and 10 gr-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Bastian & Kuhl Funeral Home on Monday afternoon.  Rev. William W. Pohle officiating.  Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery.

SMITH - VERA S. COPP:  Vera S. Copp, 78, of 7l Caton Road, Corning, N.Y., died Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the East Pasco Medical Center, Zephyrhills, Fla.  Born Jan. 16, 1909 in Duncan Township, she was the daughter of Leonard and Sadie Smith Smith.  She was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, Fallbrook Division with 47 years of service.  She was a member of the Twin Tier Christian Church, Painted Post, N.Y.  Her husband, Leland Copp, died in 1979.  Surviving are a son, Gary J. Copp of Zephyrhills; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Roena) Wilcox, with whom she resided; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Eddy of RD#3,Wellsboro, and Mrs. Vivian O’Dell of Hilton, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral and committal services were held Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro. The Rev. John Maurice officiated.  Burial was made in Shumway Hill Cemetery.

SPENCER WARD
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 27 Jun 1951
Ward Spencer, 45, of Wellsboro R. D. 6, died Wednesday, June 20, 1951, in the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Susie Spencer, a daughter, Loretta Mae, at home, three sons, Edwin L., Charles A., and Donald F., all at home; three brothers, Tracy, Clayton and Mahlon, all of Elkland; six sisters Mrs. Faye Costley, Vestal, N. Y.; Mrs. Elsie Phippen, Victor, N. Y.; Mrs. Esther Clark, Wellsboro; Mrs. Laura Townsend, Montour Falls, N. Y.; Mrs. Amy Stradley, Elmira; Mrs. Mabel Root, Roaring Branch; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday with the Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery [sic].

The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 28 Jun 1951, p. 4
Ward Spencer, 45, Wellsboro, R. D. 6, died last Wednesday in the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, following a brain operation. He was born August 14, 1905, the son of Charles and Ella Boyden Spencer. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Susie Spencer, one daughter, Loretta Mae; three sons, Edwin L., Charles A. and Donald F., all at home; three brothers, Tracy, Clayton and Mahlon, all of Elkland; six sisters, Mrs. Faye Costley, of Vestal, N. Y., Mrs. Elsie Phippin, of Victor, N. Y.; Mrs. Esther Clark, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Laura Townsend, of Montour Falls; Mrs. Amy Stradley, of Elmira; Mrs. Mable Root, of Roaring Branch. Funeral services were held Saturday with the Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro cemetery [Submitter note: remains later removed to Shumway].

STARKWEATHER Minnie - Wellsboro Gazette 7-26-1951 Submitted by Kelly (Wilcox) Kimball
Mrs. Fred Copp - Mrs. Fred Copp, 73, died last Thursday at her home on Woodland avenue, following an extended illness. Minnie Starkweather Copp, born in Brownlee on February 2, 1878 was the daughter of Sterry Starkweather and Roxy Dimmick Starkweather. Surviving are her husband, Fred; four daughters, Mrs. Gilbert Hotalen, of Corning; Mrs. Carlton Prothero, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Ernest Neal, of Highland Falls, N.Y.; Mrs. Harry Mosher, of Big Flats; three sons, Vivan and Russell, both of Wellsboro; Leland, of Corning; one brother, Charles Starkweather, of Bradford, 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. C. W. Sheriff, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member, officiating; burial in the Shumway Hill cemetery.

STEBBINS Glen
Age 84, of Rt. 287, Wellsboro, PA, died May 15, 2008 at The Green Home. He was the husband of Delores (Pete) Wetherbee Stebbins whom he married November 7, 1942. Glen was born May 30, 1923 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Lawrence Stebbins and the late Vera Wilcox Stebbins Coolidge. He was a graduate of Charleston High School, Class of 1942, and was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Delores (Pete); daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Edward Rankin, Wellsboro, PA, and Barbara and Robert Siegel, Pine City, NY; son, Gary Stebbins, Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Lorie (Robin) McQueen, Ashford, England, Joshua Heck, Reisterstown, MD, and Nicholas Heck, Jersey Shore, PA; one great-grandson, Gavin Heck, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Friends and family are invited to Glen's Life Celebration on Saturday, May 17, 2008, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Robin Baer officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/16/2008.

 

STOTT Annie

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -Thur., Dec. 1, 1960, Pg 4

Mrs. Annie Bliss, 74, Wellsboro RD1, died Tuesday, November 29, 1960.  Born July 9, 1886 in Wellsboro.  Father, George Stott and mother Jane Jackson Stott. Survived by husband Lewis J. three daughters, Mrs. Grant Davis, Wellsboro; Mrs. Stuart Mays, Covington; Mrs. Donald Boyce, Wellsboro; two sons, Hugh D. Bliss, Mansfield; Glen L. Bliss, Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Avery, Wellsboro; Mrs. Amy McKendrick, Westfield.... Funeral will be Friday; burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery. 

 

STRADLEY - DOUTY, Eve J. (Stradley)
Age 80, of Wellsboro, PA, died Monday, October 1, 2007, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Eve was born on May 2, 1927 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Charles and Blanche (Heath) Stradley. Eve is survived by her son, Robert E. Douty III of Myrtle Beach, SC; a brother, Manford "Jim" Stradley of Elmira, NY; and a sister, Virginia Burt of Mansfield, PA; a special niece, Carol (Stuart) Wilcox of Pine City, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. Eve was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert and Leonard Stradley; sisters, Georgia Benfer, Sue Mosher, Bert Merrell, Ann Burton, Louise Campman, and Vivian Spencer. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/3/2007.

 

STRADLEY, Rice H. – Rice H. Stradley, aged 47 years, of Delmar, died last Saturday morning, December 6, at 10:30 o’clock, of pneumonia.  He is survived by two brothers, Richard and Charles Stradley of Delmar.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at one o’clock, Rev. M.S. Blair pastor of the Church of Christ of Wellsboro officiating.  Interment in the Shumway Hill cemetery.    Wellsboro Agitator, 10 December 1919.

 

TREAT Amelia Lois
Wellsboro Agitator - June 17, 1896
LITTLE MARSH, June 15.—The funeral of Mrs. Lon Avery will take place today in the Owlett church at 2 o'clock p.m.  Mrs. Avery was a sister of R. G. and Sylvester Treat, of Chatham, and had resided with her husband near Ansonia for several years. She leaves a husband and a large family of children and many relatives.

VanORDER Helen M. Ellison
84, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Geisinger Medical Center.  She was the wife of the late David W. Ellison who passed away in 1967. Helen was born July 7, 1926, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Ivan and Evelyn Swanson VanOrder. She was a homemaker, member of the Lutheran faith, loved feeding birds and taking care of her home.  Surviving are a daughter, Kathy Blackwell (Robert) of Morris; son, Ronald Ellison (Sylvia) of Antrim; three grandchildren, Michael Blackwell (Sherri) of Elkland, Dustin Blackwell (Emily) of Keeneyville, Matthew Ellison of Mansfield; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, LaVerne VanOrder.  Funeral arrangements were private with the Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial was in Shumway Hill Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette - December 23, 2010

 

WAGNER Erma R. Bliss

95, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Wellsboro, died Jan. 22, 2011, in Nevada.  She was the wife of the late Roy W. Bliss who died Dec. 4, 1992. Erma was born July 15, 1915, in Charleston Township, the daughter of the late Adam and Ethel Smith Wagner.  She was a homemaker and member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church.   Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jane and Robert Kahn, with whom she resided in Reno, Nev.; sister, Aileen Stewart, Wellsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Edward Miller, Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Michael Allen (Julie) Kahn of Crofton, Md., Jennifer (Todd) Schneider, Reno, Nev., Stephen (Marnie) Kahn of Baltimore, Md.; four great-grandchildren, Jake and Lilliana Kahn and Jade and Ruby Schneider; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Wagner, and sisters, Frances Strong, Anna Henry, Kathryn Graham, Florence Steele and Eloise Housel.  Family and friends are invited to Erma's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Thursday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jody Reese officiating. Burial will be in Shumway Hill Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette - January 24, 2011

 

WEBSTER - HANER
Arlene M. Webster Age 78, of Wellsboro, PA, died December 9, 2003, at  Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Arlene was born September 30, 1925, in  Endicott, NY, the daughter of the late Orrin and Ruth A. Tongue Webster. For 25  years, she worked in the housekeeping department of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1988. She was past member of the Wellsboro Women of the Moose, and enjoyed traveling and crocheting. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Bill (Hazel) Nichols, Reno, NV, Howard Halstead, Conroe, TX, and David (Karen) Haner, Westfield, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores  (Fred) Malsam, Lodi, CA, and Virginia (John) Walker, St. Petersburg, FL; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons. Friends and family are invited to Arlene's Life Celebration on Saturday, December 13, 2003, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service to follow at 11 a.m. with Edward English officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery. If desired,  memorials may be sent to the American Lung Association, PO Box 115, Scranton, PA 18504-0115.

WELLER - DAVIS
Myra W. Age 93, of Wellsboro, PA, died September 22, 2005, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Granvel H. Davis who died June 19, 1993. Myra was born January 2, 1912 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Roy and Eva Sherman Weller. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of "1929", life member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed her family, crocheting, and playing the piano. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Vivian Davis, McElhattan, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Ann and Arthur Shumway, Middlebury Ctr., PA, Alice and Clif Hubbard, Spartanburg, SC, and Rheta and Bob Boyles, Cogan Station, PA; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Earl Davis, in 1998; three brothers; and two sisters. Friends and family are invited to Myra's Life Celebration on Friday, September 23, 2005, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral there Saturday, September 24, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Robin Baer officiating. Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Wellsboro Shared Home, 27 Bacon Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church, c/o Lorraine Erway, Box 6000 Rt 287, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

WILLARD John
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., July 19, 1922, Pg 1
John Willard, aged 78 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nellie W. Scase, 10 Wingate Street, Wellsboro, last Wednesday noon [7/12/1922] after a
long illness.  The funeral was held Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Roundtop M. E. Church.  Interment in the Shumway Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Willard
is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Scase, of this borough, by one sister, Mrs. Clara Reese and a brother, Wesley Willard of
Roundtop.

WILLARD Lena
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., July 23, 1902, Pg 1
Miss Lena Willard, who was mentioned in the Agitator recently as being seriously ill from the effects of an injury received in an accident about two years ago, died last Wednesday [7/16/1902] after much suffering.  Had she lived, she would have been 13 years old the 19th of this month.  The funeral which was largely attended, was held from the Methodist Church Friday, Rev. H. Wilkins conducting the services.  The floral contributions were profuse and beautiful and the interment was in Shumway Hill.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., June 11, 1902, Pg 1
Roundtop, June 10 - The present condition of Miss Lena Willard, the young daughter of Wesley Willard, dispels all hope of her recovery.  Nearly two years ago the child accidentally stepped into a hole in the ground left after removing a fence post, severely injuring her knee.  Blood poisoning resulted and amputation was resorted to, and for a time it was thought the operation had saved her from any further bad results of the accident than this inconvenience of wearing an artificial limb, but the disease recently appeared in her hip and side and the family physician pronounces the case past cure.

 

ZINK Minnie P.

Wellsboro Gazette – Wednesday, March 13, 1991

Minnie P. Costley, 82, wife of Leon M. Costley of RD 1, Wellsboro, died Saturday, March 9, 1991 at The Green Home in Wellsboro. Born Dec. 5, 1908 in Jersey Mills, she was a daughter of Samson and Clara Milles Zink.  She was a member of Antrim Baptist Church.  Surviving besides her husband are five sons, Richard Milles of Westfield, Ronald Costley of Knoxville, Maynard Costley of  Ithaca, N.Y., Leonard Costley of Wellsboro, Leon Costley Jr. of Winter Garden, Fla.; two daughters, Laura Clark of Westfield, Cornelia Scarborough of Wellsboro; a brother, Samual Zinc of Youngstown, Ohio; and several grandchildren. Friends were invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Monday, March 11.  The funeral service was held there on Tuesday, March 12, with the Rev. Charles Foster, her pastor, officiating.  Burial was made in Shumway Cemetery, Delmar Township.  


Below this line are the obituaries of women whose surname at birth cannot be determined. if you can identify these women, please let Joyce know their own surname.

? CARPENTER ANNA CHRISTINA
Carpenter, Mrs Anna Christina age 82, of 24 Wain St. Wellsboro, Pa., Saturday, June 11, 1966 at home. Body at Tussey Funeral Home where friends may call Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Robert Neeb. Shumway Hill Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ellsworth Spencer of RD No. 4, Wellsboro, Mrs. Lowell Johnson of Elmira; sons, Monroe of Mansfield, R.D., Oscar of Corning, Andrew of Wellsboro, Robert of R.D. 4, Wellsboro; 23 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsboro.

? MRS. ELIZABETH A. HEMKER
 Age 86 of Mansfield RD 1, died Saturday, December 23, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Funeral was held at the Tussey Funeral Home Tuesday, Rev. James Garthoff officiated.  Burial in Shumway Hill Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Smith of Mansfield RD 1 and Mrs. Ethel Cleveland of Wellsboro RD 1; one son, James Hemker of Erie, Pa.; stepsons, Harry Hemker of Southport, Pa., Fred Hemker of RD 1 Mansfield; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Hemker was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church and the Whitneyville Grange.

 

? MATILDA HOUSEL – Mrs. Matilda L. Housel, aged 81 years, died Monday night at her home in Charleston township.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock; interment in the Shumway Hill cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 14 May 1919

? GLEASON CATHERINE "MOLLY"
Catherine "Molly" Age 93, of Morris, PA, died on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Friends may call on Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Lon C. Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Shumway Hill Cemetery
Charleston Twp., Tioga Co., PA

? MRS. EMMA JANE WHEELER, 72 of Delmar Township, Pa., Sunday, July 11,1948.  Survived by son, Ross of Wellsboro R.D. 5; sisters, Mrs. Bertha Morris of Painted Post, Mrs. Edna Apgar of Painted Post, Mrs. Nellie Tipple of Silver Creek; one grandson; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro where funeral will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m.  The Rev. Charles E. Titus.  Shumway Hill Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/1948
 

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