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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituaries by Cemetery Section
Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

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Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot, Bloss Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 


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by Joyce M. Tice

Swedish Lutheran Cemetery 2007 Listing



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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.

 Mrs. Anna E. Carlson, age 78, of Wellsboro died on Tuesday, February 29, 1972, after an extended illness, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services were held at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Friday, March 3, 1972, with the Rev. H. Allen Smith officiating.  Burial was at the Lutheran Cemetery at Arnot. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Joseph White, of Wellsboro, Mrs. Harry Sumner of Covington; two grandsons and two great grandsons; brother, Carl Anderson of Westfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was born in Bradford County, Long Valley, July 15, 1893, the daughter of Andrew and Mathilda Anderson, and was a member of the Church of Christ Independent of Wellsboro.

ANDERSON - Everet R. Anderson, age 63 years old, of Rochester, died unexpectedly at a Rochester Hospital on Friday, July 18th. He retired on July 1 after being employed for 27 years for General Motors where he was a divisional buyer. Mr. Anderson was born on April 12, 1906, the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Anderson of Arnot. He was a past master of the Corinthian Temple No. 805 F&AM and the Damascus Temple of the Shrine Special Masonic services were conducted on Saturday evening. Besides his wife, Mrs. Lilyan Anderson, he is survived by one sister, Miss Anna R. Anderson, of Blossburg; two brothers, J. Gordon Anderson, of Port Allegheny and Roy Anderson of Arnot; and one niece, Miss Ruth M. Anderson, of Port Allegheny. Funeral services were conducted from the Miller Funeral Home in Rochester on July 20th. The Rev. Donald Cashen officiated. Interment was in the Arnot Cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator 24 JUL 1969

BAILEY - Carl R. Bailey, 74, of Mansfield, died Monday, July 30, 1990. Born May 5, 1916, in Mansfield, he was the son of John and Ingeborg Robertson Bailey. He was a retired carpenter and cabinetmaker. He was an Army Veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Lambscreek Sportsman Club. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Vibeke Bogh; and a daughter, Lise of Mansfield. Services will be held at a later date at the Lambscreek Sportsman Club. Burial will be made at the Arnot Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Lambscreek Sportsman Club or the Mansfield Fireman’s Ambulance Association. Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 1, 1990.   MHS 1934

     Charles (Carl) Benson, 95, formerly of Arnot, died Tuesday, April 4, 1972, in the Augustana Nursing Home for the Aged, Chicago, Ill.  A retired miner, he was a member of Arnot Lutheran Church.  There are no immediate survivors.  The funeral services were at Shaw and Robena's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield.  Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery.  The Rev. Glenn T. Sullivan, his pastor, officiated.

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BENSON - Maria Nathalia Benson, 83, of Arnot died March 17, 1959. She was a member of the Arnot Lutheran Church. Surviving are two brothers, John august Benson of Elmira and Carl G. Benson of Arnot. the body is at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home where friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening. Funeral services from the Arnot Lutheran Church, Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. E.E. Ceder will officiate. Burial will be in the Arnot Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, March 1959

     Miss Bertha Berguson, 71, of Arnot, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 1973, at her home.  She was born Oct. 2, 1901, in Landrus, a daughter of Bert and Alma Anderson Berguson.  Surviving is a brother, Albert, of Elmira, N.Y.  The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield.  Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery.  The Rev. Maurice R. Entwistle, of Blossburg, a retired Baptist minister, officiated.

age 84, of Mt. Zion Road, Wellsboro, PA, died
March 6, 2010 at the Samaritan House. He was the husband of the late Betty Jo Learn Berguson who died March 19, 2000. Donald was born June 1, 1925 in Arnot, PA, the son of John and Edith Johnson Berguson. He was a graduate of Blossburg High School "1943", a retired employee of the former Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro, PA, and a lifelong farmer. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Eugene Enderle, Tioga, PA; sons and daughter-in-law, Steven Berguson, State College, PA, Gary Berguson, Wellsboro, and Bryan and Robin Berguson, Wellsboro; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Elaine Berguson, Covington, PA, and Bob and Sandy Berguson, Arnot, PA; sisters, Ethel Thompson, Morris, PA and Bertha Young, Utica, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Walt and Gordon Berguson; and a sister, Agnes Kendrick. Friends and family are invited to Donald's Life Celebration on Friday, March 12, 2010, from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 5:00 P.M. with Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Private burial in Arnot Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.9.2010

BOROCH –JACQUELINE L. BOROCH, 53, Canton, died at the Troy Community Hospital, November 5, 1997. Born September 11, 1944 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Mary Purvis Eckman and the late John A. Boroch. In 1963, she graduated from Canton High School and continued her education at Mansfield University graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She was employed by Canton Manufacturing as a machine operator for many years. In her leisure time, she enjoyed reading, writing, and gardening. She was the secretary and an active member of the Canton Garden Club for many years. She attended the Bochercon and Malice Domestic Book Convention and was awarded an amateur writing award in 1997. Surviving are her mother and father, Mary and William "Swed" Eckman, Troy RR 1, sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Tom O’Day, Alexandria, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Cathy Eckman, Huntersville, NC, several nieces and nephews, Teri, Ryan and Amanda Eckman, Huntersville, NC, Miriam O’Day, Owings Mills, MD, Patrick O’Day, Cambridge, MA; Allison O’Day, Larkspur, CA; special cousin, Ella Jennings, Canton, several cousins and dear friends. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 15 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton, with Pastor Nancy Goff, of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, officiating. Interment will be in the (Swedish) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Morris Run, PA. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 413 South Main Street, Athens, PA, Ward Church, c/o PO Box 233 Canton, PA or a charity of one’s choice in Ms. Jackie Boroch’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BRION – Marlene Kendrick Brion, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Donald Brion of Covington, died October 5, 1961. Survived by parents; sisters, Kathleen and Annette at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Kendrick of Covington; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Brion of Liberty; great maternal grandfather, John Berguson of Arnot. Private funeral service was held Saturday at the Kendrick home at 2 PM, the Rev. Norman West officiated. Burial was in Arnot Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 11 Oct. 1961, p.4

Age 84, of Arnot, PA, died Monday, December 10, 2007, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Paul was the husband of Hazel (Perry) Chilson for 61 years. He was born on February 28, 1923 in Towanda, PA, the son of David Harrison and Anna (Mayo) Chilson. Paul was a self-employed mechanic. He enjoyed woodworking, restoring antiques, and building clocks. Paul is survived by his wife, Hazel of Arnot, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Charlie Stoops of Selinsgrove, PA; two granddaughters, Teresa Hoar and Jennifer Chubb; and great-granddaughter, Faith Lynn Elizabeth Hoar. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Max Chilson; and a sister, Doris Porter. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. Burial will be in Arnot Cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2007.

ECKMAN –GLADYS CHRISTINA ECKMAN KOSMER, 75, widow of Leon “Ben” J. Kosmer, Canton, died July 10, 1990, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Mrs. Kosmer was born July 24, 1914 in Morris Run, a daughter of Charles and Lois Fields Eckman.  In early years she was employed by Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton, and later by the American Silk Company in Troy and by Canford Manufacturing in Canton.  Mrs. Kosmer was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Canton, the Canton American Legion Post Auxiliary and the Marine Club of Ralston.  She is survived by a son, Capt. Robert L. Kosmer, Canton; two daughters, Frances Kosmer, Canton and Bonnie Tillotson, Rochester, NY; three grandchildren, Dawn McDonald, Grant Tillotson II and Robb Ballard; three great-granddaughters; 2 great-grandsons; two sisters, Florence Finogle and Bena Burr, both of Canton; two brothers, Bill “Swede” Eckman, Canton and Charles Eckman, Tampa, FL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon “Ben” Kosmer, on January 30, 1985.  A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 1990, at the Canton Ecumenical Church, 43 North Center St., Canton, with the Rev. Richard Barner, pastor officiating.  Interment will be at a later date in the Morris Run Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Kosmer’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.  (Burial should read Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Morris Run, PA.)

WILLIAM D. ‘SWEDE’ ECKMAN, 81, of McCallum Manor in Canton and long-time resident of Ward Township, diedpeacefully on February 27, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born on March 2, 1921 in Morris Run, PA, he was a son of the late Charles and Lois (Fields) Eckman.  He graduated from Canton High School with the Class of 1939.  A talented athlete, he was a member of the school’s West Branch Football and District 4 Basketball Championships teams.  He attended the University of Maryland until he entered the U.S. Army Corps and proudly served his country during World War II.  On March 24, 1952 he married Mary Purvis in Williamsport, MD.  Together they raised three children.  Mr. Eckman was employed in the construction field for many years until his retirement in 1984.  He was a member of the Blossburg American Legion Post No. 572 and the Canton V.F.W. Post 714.  He was a talented carpenter and woodworker and especially enjoyed making unique walking canes.  He found contentment in being near nature’s birds and animals.  Surviving are his beloved wife, Mary, of the Bradford County Manor; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Cathy Eckman, Corona, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Tom O’Day, Alexandria, VA; six grandchildren; Teri, Ryan and Amanda Eckman; Miriam and Patrick O’Day and Allison Gingras; four great-grandchildren, Patrick Doherty, Carlie Eckman, Audrey Gingras and Molly O’Day; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Bena Burr, Canton and Florence and Orin Finogle, Canton; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends; his faithful dog and companion, “Charlie”.  Mr. Eckman was preceded in death by his daughter, Jacqueline Boroch; a sister, Gladys Kosmer and two brothers, Charles “Chuck” Eckman and Lewis Eckman.  A memorial service and celebration of his life was held March 3, with the Pastor Dean Walrath officiating at the Pepper Funeral Home Springbrook Drive, Canton.  A private burial will be held in the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in Morris Run.  Those who wish may make memorials in Mr. Eckman’s name to the Ward United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 233, Canton, PA or to the Canton Ecumenical Church, 43 N. Center St., Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

GRAY – Margaret “Peg” Lawson, 75, of Arnot, died Thursday, May 4, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born April 28, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Helen Gray, Peg married Hugh S. Lawson June 10, 1950 at the Arnot Presbyterian Church. Hugh preceded her in death on August 3, 1993. She was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church, former Sunday school teacher, Stated Clerk of Sessions, member of Ladies Aid Society, 35 years of 4-H sewing instruction, member of Covington Grange until 2003, now a member of Sebring Grange. Peg was also a member of Twilight Chapter #475 Order of the Eastern Star and Blossburg Firemen’s and Ambulance Auxiliary. Peg is survived by children, Myra (Terry) Kreger of Arnot, Marsha (Jack) Raker of Roaring Branch, Pam (James) DeRemer of Arnot, Mark A. (Bobbi Jo) Lawson of Kempner, Texas; sisters, Jane Fillman of Williamsport, Sara Olland of Ohio; sisters-in-law, Marion Felte of Arnot, Elizabeth Hensel of Arnot, Maxine Lawson of Liberty, Florence Gray of Elmira, NY; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to mother and husband, Peg was preceded in death by brothers, Frank Gray, John Gray, James Murray and a sister, Jane Davis. Family and friends were received at the Freeburg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Saturday May 6 and on Sunday, May 7 until time of the funeral service. Officiating was Pastor Dean Edwards. Interment was made at the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery at Arnot. Donations may be made to the Arnot Presbyterian Church. – The Mansfield Gazette, 10 May 2006, p.6A

JOHNSON Charles A.
Age 75, of Blossburg, PA, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at home. He was born September 1, 1931 in Lawrence, MA. Charles was a veteran of the Korean war, serving in the U.S. Navy for 7½ years, then retiring from Ingersoll Rand after 35 years of service. Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce Johnson; children, Michele (Gary) Backus of Bedford, NH, Mark (Gloria) Johnson of Elmira, NY, Jim (Janet) Johnson of Manchester, CT, Judy Westerheide of Platt City, Missouri, Julie (Mark) Fera of Somersworth, NH, Sandy (Scott) Temple of Elmira, NY, Eric (Michelle) Johnson of Topeka, Kansas, Lisa (Marty) Lelgedal of Horseheads, NY, Charles (Dawn) Johnson of Elmira, NY; brother, Robert Johnson of Elmira, NY; 17 grandchildren, Lana, Lauren, Aaron, Erica, Zack, Eric, Adam, Alan, Andrew, Jennifer, Maddison, Rebecca, Joyce, Caleb, Cameron, June, Avery; two great-grandchildren, Mark, Lily. Charles is preceded in death by one sister, Judy; and one brother, Frederick. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA, on Friday, July 6, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 7, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jason Guillaume officiating. Burial will be in Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot, PA. Memorial donations in Charles memory may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, Nurses and Staff, RR #1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

JOHNSON - Elizabeth, the little daughter of John Johnson, of the Newton Road, died early Sunday morning, The funeral was held Tuesday at one o'clock at the home. Burial in Arnot. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 6, 1918

JOHNSON - Word has been received here of the death of J. Reinhold Johnson of Richmond, Utah. He died August 23, 1959. The body will arrive in Mansfield on Saturday, August 29. Funeral will be held Sunday, August 30 at 3 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home. Burial in Arnot Cemetery. Mrs. Anna [Peterson] Johnson, wife of the deceased, is a sister of the late H.G. Peterson. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1959.  Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot - listed as Arnot Cemetery in obit

JOHNSON - Richard F. age 54 of 121 Colonial Drive, Auburndale, Fl, a former resident of Blossburg, died Saturyday, May 30, 1992 at home. He was born on April 21, 1938 in Blossburg, the son of Frederick W. and Laura GRUVER JOHNSON. He was the owner of Johnson's General Repairs in Auburndale. Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was active in Prison Ministries in Florida. He played guitar and steel guitar and was active in many musical groups in the Blossburg area and Florida. Surviving are his mother, Laura GRUVER JOHNSON of Blossburg and Auburndale, FL; three daughters, Deanna and Kristina of Covington and Shaun of Blossburg; two brothers, Wiliam of Spokane, WA and Robert of Blossburg; one sister, Dorothy ADAMS of Covington; three grandchildren; one aunt; two uncles, nieces, nephews and cousin. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 4, 1992 at 1:00 PM at Adams-Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 303 Main St., Blossburg, with the Rev. Carl Hill officiating. Interment will be in Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot, PA. Visitation will be from 7 to 9:00 PM, Wednesday. Memorials, in Richard's memory, may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Submitted by Patricia Warren.

LEON J. (BEN) KOSMER age 70 of 244 Troy St., Canton died at Williamsport Hospital at 7:22 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1985.  He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Eckman; a son, Robert L. Kosmer of Canton; daughters, Frances K. Kosmer of Canton and Bonnie J. Tillotson of Rochester; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.  Mr. Kosmer was a carpenter and was a member of Local No. 23 of Williamsport.  He was a member of St. Michael’s Church of Canton and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Canton.  Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb.2 at 4 p.m. at the Ecumenical Church, North Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

LAWSON – Hugh (Cob) Lawson, 70, of Arnot died Turesday, Aug. 3, 1993, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 28, 1922, in Arnot, he was the son of Hugh and Myra Leisenring Lawson. He was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church and a life member of the Golden Eagles of the N.R.A. He was a member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post #572, Blossburg; a life member of the Mansfield Hose Co., Mansfield; a member of the Whispering Pines Cap and Flint club, Cherry Flats; he was a Republican Committeeman, Bloss Township. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg. Surviving are his wife, Peg Lanterman Lawson of Arnot; one son, Staff Sgt. Mark Lawson of Bamburg, Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Myra Kreger of Arnot, Mrs. Marsha Kay Raker of Roaring Branch and Mrs. Pamela DeRemer of Arnot; two brothers, Wesley Lawson of Starke, Fla., and John Lawson of Liberty; three sisters, Mrs. Marion Felte, Miss Ida Mae Lawson and Mrs. Elizabeth Hensel, all of Arnot; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Drinkwine funeral Home, Blossburg, on Friday, Aug. 6. Services were held there Saturday, Aug. 7, with the Rev. Thomas Thomas officiating. Burial was made at Arnot Cemetery. – Wellsboro Gazette, 11 Aug. 1993, p.12

McDERMITT - Mrs. Carolyn Lounsbery - The funeral of Mrs. Carolyn Lownsbery, 28, of Blossburg, formerly of Mansfield, was held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home here, the Rev. Ephraim Ceder, of Arnot, officiating. Burial was in the Arnot Cemetery. Mrs. Lownsbery died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1954. Survived by her husband, George Lownsbery; parents, Mr. & Mrs. John McDermitt, and sister, Miss Beverly McDermitt, all of Rochester; several aunts, uncles and cousins. - Mansfield Advertiser, January 1954

MONKS Timothy D. "Tim" Age 42, of Arnot, PA, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 12, 2006, in Charleston Township. Tim was born in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Dale and Janet (Neal) Monks of Wellsboro, PA. Tim was employed by Ward Manufacturing. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association, Arnot Sportmen's Club, and enjoyed riding motorcycles, four-wheelers and spending time with his children. In addition to his parents, Tim is survived by a son, Tyler L.; and daughter, Tess A. Monks of Arnot, PA; a brother, Vincent (Donna Emmick) Monks of Wellsboro, PA; two sisters, Michelle Monks and Nichole (Kevin) Weiskoff of Wellsboro, PA. He was predeceased by his wife, Terri L. Churchill Monks in 2004. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 16, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield. PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Arnot Cemetery on Thursday, August 17, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tyler and Tess Monks Educational Fund, c/o First Citizens Bank, 300 Main Street, Blossburg, PA 16912. Obituaries for 08/15/06


NEEFE Janet Fox

79, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Sweden Hill, PA, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born June 5, 1931, in New Castle, PA, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Ruth (Braatz) Neefe. She was a 1950 graduate of Coudersport High School. Janet worked at the Hershey Chocolate Plant for 10 years and at Galeton Production for 14 years. She greatly enjoyed bowling. Surviving are a brother, David (Elsie) Neefe, Cleona, PA; a sister, Norma Neefe, Polk, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Janet was predeceased by a brother, Frederick Neefe. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton on Monday, May 16, 2011 from 10:00am to 11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. David Shultz will officiate. Interment will be made in the Sweden Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA.  Star Gazette – May 14, 2011


NELSON, Selma –MRS. SELMA DANIELSON of 264 W. Hudson St.  The body is at the Family home where private prayer service will be held Tuesday (Nov. 3, 1953) at 1:30 p.m. followed by public funeral service at Bethany Lutheran Church.  The Rev. Bror Olson, Arnot (Pa.) Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/1/1953


NILES –MARCILE ‘MARCIE’ FAUGHNAN, 83, of Blossburg, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Carleton Home, Wellsboro. Born at home, July 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Mattie Clark Niles. She retired as custodian from Mansfield University, after 21 years of service. She was a member of Lambs Creek Church. She attended the First United Methodist Church, Blossburg. Marcie loved to bake, and was best known for her delicious brownies and lemon delights. She enjoyed family outings and camping. Marcie never missed her son, Billy driving his race car. Marcie is survived by a daughter, Kathy Pearson of Blossburg; sons, William and wife, Sally Faughnan of Covington, Raymond and wife, Tina Faughnan of Blossburg, David and wife, Lisa Faughnan of Blossburg; sisters, Dorothy "Jeanie" Faughnan of Virginia, Reva and husband, James Hall of Mansfield; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by son, Robert Faughnan in 1965; a brother and three sisters. Friends and family may call Tuesday, April 22, at the First United Methodist Church of Blossburg, from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Michele Somerville officiating. Interment will take place at the Swedish Cemetery, Arnot. Memorial donations may be directed to Matthew 25 Food Pantry, or to the Book of Memory, P.O. Box 17, Blossburg, Pa. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg. –Wellsboro Gazette 4/19/2014

Mrs. Ida K. Lucas, 74, of Morris Run, died Tuesday, March 13, 1979, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  She had been in ill health for a year. Surviving are two sons, Edward, of Morris Run, and George Edwards, of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Aumick, of Mainesburg; a brother, Albert Nybeck, of Morris Run, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at the Auld Funeral Home in Blossburg.  Burial was in Swedish Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. Guy Camp, III, pastor of Blossburg United Methodist Church, officiated.

OGDEN –MARIAN BELLINGER, 86, of Arnot died Friday June 28, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She lived at Country Terrace for 3 years moving from Arnot and lived the last 3 years at Broad Acres. Born in Blossburg on Oct. 9, 1915. She was the daughter of the late Myron and Nellie Wheeler Ogden. She was the widow of Harold Bellinger who preceded her in death on July 30, 1984. Together they observed 52 years of marriage. She was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church where in the past she served as Elder and President of Ladies Aid. Surviving are daughters: Lois (Del) Kirkendall, Beverly (Russell) Campbell, Shirley (Richard) Smith, all of Arnot, Charlotte (Gordon) Heck of Liberty. Son Harold (Carolyn) Bellinger and Son-in-law Richard Phelps both of Arnot. 17 Grandchildren, 37 Great Grandchildren, 8 Great Great Grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother LeRoy (Jean) Ogden of Blossburg and 3 sisters-in-law. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter Betty Clark Phelps, 1 sister and 4 brothers. Relatives and friends may call at the Freeburg Funeral Home, 120 North Williamson Road, Blossburg on Sunday June 30th from 2-4 and 7-9. The funeral will be held there Monday July 1 at 2pm with the Rev. Thomas Thomas. Interment will be at the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in Arnot. If anyone wishes Memorials may be made to Arnot Presbyterian Church in care of Richard Arlidge P.O. Box 2, Arnot, PA –Elmira Star Gazette.

Mrs. Mildred Johnson, 62 wife of Leonard Johnson, of South Williamson Road. died Satur-day. March 31 1973, at her home. She was born in Blossburg on Feb. 3, 1911. a daughter of Alfred and Lettie Nickerson Ogden. Mrs. Johnson was a former nurses’ aide at the former Bloss-burg State Hospital. Surviving, besides her hus-band, are three daughters, Miss Nancy Johnson, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Carol Robinson and Mrs. Joyce Johnson, both of Elmira, N.Y: four sons, Leo-nard, of California City, Calif. James, of Tampa, Fla., Norman, of Ridgely, Md., and Larry, of Hillsdale: a sister, Mrs. Betty Johnson, of Blossburg: three brothers, Robert Ogden, in California, and How-ard Ogden and Harold Ogden, both of Blossburg, and 20 grand-children. The funeral was held Wednes-day at Adams’, Main Street. Burial was the Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot. The Rev. John Shypuleski, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated.

PRATT Mary M. Peterson
89, of 1407 Dewey Ave,, formerly of Marsh Hill, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the Rose View Center following an extended illness.Mary and her husband, Paul F. Peterson, observed their 62nd wedding anniversary on Aug. 21, 2010. Mary was a member of the Heshbon-Park United Methodist Church and a former member of the Marsh Hill United Methodist Church. Mary enjoyed doing crossword puzzles in her spare time. Born Sept. 24, 1921, in Rose Valley, she was the daughter of Joseph and Edith Sellers Pratt. Surviving, in addition to her husband, is a daughter, Linda J. (Jack) Heitsenrether of Williamsport; brother, Glenn Pratt of Montoursville; and grandchildren, John P. and Jodie L. Heitsenrether. Memorial services will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 2898 Heshbon Road, with the Rev. Dr. Wayne L. Hepler and the Rev. Dr. David A. Keller officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Swedish Cemetery, Arnot. No visitation. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions may be made to the church. Williamsport Sun-Gazette - December 18, 2010

Charles Prekope, 68, of Lib-erty RD 1, formerly of Button-wood, died unexpected Saturday at his home. Mr. Prekope was pronounced dead in a field near his home, by Tioga County Deputy Coroner, William Wilkinson, who ruled death was self-inflicted by a shot-gun. Born in Hungary, December 24th, 1904, he was the son of Michael and Mary Sapko Prekope. Mr. Prekope was a retired miner, and a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, where he worked in Lycoming County. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sarland Plank of Liberty, Mrs. Robert Berguson, of Arnot, Mrs. Leslie Cottril of Akron, Ohio; one brother, John of Bradford; and eight grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral home in Mansfield. The Reverend Maurice Entwhistle officiated. Burial in Lutheran Cemetery in Arnot.

PURVIS –MARY ECKMAN, 88, former longtime resident of Armenia Mountain (Ward Twp.), died Dec. 12, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born in Canton, February 18, 1917, she was the daughter of Lee and Nancy (Pierce) Purvis.  She graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1936.  Mrs. Eckman was the wife of the late William “Swede” Eckman.  They raised three children and were blessed with 51 years together.  She was employed by Canton’s Canford Manufacturing for many years until retiring in 1981.  She was a member of the Ward United Methodist Church, was a Girl Scout Leader; and a 50-year member and past president of the Canton VFW Auxiliary.  Other memberships include the Blossburg American Legion and the Civic and Garden Clubs in Canton.  Mrs. Eckman enjoyed many things in life.  She loved to travel and made many trips all over the United States and Canada.  She was talented in needlecrafts and sewing and also liked gardening and arts and crafts.  Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Tom O’Day, Alexandria, VA; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Cathy Eckman, Corona, CA; grandchildren, Teri, Ryan, and Amanda Eckman, Miriam and Patrick O’Day, Allison Gingras; great-grandchildren, Patrick Doherty, Carlie Eckman, Audrey and Elena Gingras, Molly and Dylan O’Day; sisters-in-law, Bena Burr and Florence Finogle both of Canton; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her husband Swede, who diedFebruary 27, 2003, she was predeceased by her first husband, John Boroch, who died serving in WW II and a daughter, Jacqueline Boroch, November 5, 1997.  Friends are invited to call 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton.  A memorial service in celebration of her life will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. James House officiating.  Burial will be in the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery in Morris Run, PA at a later date.  Memorials in her name may be made to the Ward. U.M. Church, RR 2, Box 233 or the Canton Ecumenical Parish, 43 N. Center St., both of Canton, PA or the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, 311 Davis St., Blossburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 James R. Reid, age 62, of 140 Morris Street, Blossburg, died Saturday, April 22, 1972 at the Blossburg State General Hospital.  Funeral service was held at the Adams Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2 pm.  The Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiated.  Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot, Pa. Military rights were conducted at graveside. Born in Morris Run February 18, 1910, he is the son of Mrs. Fannie Boyd Reid of Riverside Park Blossburg and the late Robert Reid.  A veteran of World War II he served in Italy and Africa Theatre.  He operated Jerry's Bar and Grill on Main Street Blossburg until the disastrous fire in 1968.  He was a member of the Blossburg Borough Police and in April this month was sworn in as Chief of Police for the Borough of Blossburg.  He was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club of Blossburg and was an ardent sportsman and fisherman. Jerry as a police officer had the respect of all the children and young people in the community and could talk over many problems with him that they would have.  Even the elderly he would assist in crossing streets, his many duties as a police officer kept him busy but he would always help out where he was needed in the Borough. Survived by wife, Evelyn Johnson Reid; daughter, Virginia Reid; sons, Robert and John all at home; two stepchildren, Mrs. Donna Lawson of Mansfield, Pa. and Ramon Haynes of Poway, California; mother, Mrs. Fannie Reid of Blossburg; sister, Mrs. Janet Guy of Morris Run, Pa.; brother John Reid of Blossburg; four grandchildren.

REID, James R. Age 62 of 140 Morris St., Blossburg, Pa. Saturday, April 22, 1972, at the Blossburg State General Hospital. Friends may call at the Adams Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiating. Burial in Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot, Pa. Survived by wife, Evelyn Johnson Reid; daughter, Virginia Reid; sons, Robert and John all at home; two stepchildren, Mrs. Donna Lawson of Mansfield, Pa. and Ramon Haynes of Poway, California; mother, Mrs. Fannie Reid of Blossburg; sister, Mrs. Janet Guy of Morris Run, Pa.; brother, John Reid of Blossburg; four grandchildren. Mr. Reid was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Rod and Gun Club of Blossburg. Military rights will be conducted at graveside. Mr. Reid, a member of the borough police force for several years, was recently appointed chief.

 Jean T. Sandstrom, age 85, Arnot and State College, Pa., died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1973. The funeral was at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg, at 1:30 pm Friday with the Rev. Clarence G. Walters officiating.  Burial was in Arnot Lutheran Cemetery. She is survived by brother, Anton of Arnot, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  The family will provide the flowers.

MELISSA J. SANDSTROM – Melissa J. Sandstrom, 16, of Cherry Street, Arnot, died Thursday, March 9, 1995, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born Jan. 5, 1979, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Randy and Terri Sandstrom.  She was a sophomore at North Penn High School where she was an honor student.  Surviving besides her parents are one sister, Michele Sandstrom, at home; maternal grandparents, Leroy and Joyce Stitely of Union Bridge, Md.; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Ethel Sandstrom of Arnot; one great grandmother, Loretta Stitely of Palm Bay, Fla.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friend, Adam Mattison of Arnot.  Friends called at the William Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Friday, March 10.  Services were held Saturday March 11, at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating.  Burial was made at Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot.  Memorial donations may be made to the Blossburg Memorial Library.

SHAW - Rathbun L. Shaw, 62, died at his home 512 Dwight Street, Coudersport, on February 22nd, 1963 after a short illness. He was born in Coudersport, June 21, 1901, the son of Frederick and Cora Cook Shaw. In December of 1921 he married Louise Allison Cutler who survives him. With the exception of brief periods in Philadelphia and Port Allegany, his life was spent in Coudersport. He was for 15 years an Electrical Inspector for Fire Underwriters. Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Cora Goodnoe of Coudersport; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth E. Davis, West Bend, KY; 2 sons, Sgt. Jack F. Shaw, Offutt AFB, Nebraska and Robert E. Shaw, Coudersport. Mr. Shaw was a member and past president of the Coudersport Golf Club, a member of Moose Lodge and of the 7th Day Adventist Church. Funeral was held Saturday at the Grabe Funeral Home, Coudersport with Pastor Elmon H. Roy officiating. Interment in Sweden Hill Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 28m, 1963

SHERWOOD Paul William
Age 94, of Gillett, PA, died Thursday, October, 18, 2007, at Maple Creek Gardens-Elcor, Horseheads, NY. Born March 31, 1913 in Ithaca, NY, the son of the late Alfred and Laura Ackles Sherwood. Paul was married to Esther Evelyn Blide Sherwood, she preceded him in death in 1989. Paul was a farmer, carpenter and a New York Park superintendent for Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca, and Newtown Battlefield Reservation, Elmira, NY. Paul was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church, Arnot, PA, Lions Club, and election committee of Arnot, PA. Surviving Paul are his children, Alfred (Judy) Sherwood, Trumansburg, NY, Lawrence (Patty) Keansburg, NJ, and Laura (Gary) Webster, Fassett, PA; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding Paul in death were a brother, Lawrence M. Sherwood; and a special friend, Peg Lawson. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, PA, Saturday, October 27, 2007, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the viewing at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Rusbuldt officiating. Burial will take place at the Swedish Cemetery, Arnot, PA at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to Arnot Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 71, Arnot, PA 16911, or to Blossburg Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 2, Blossburg, PA 16912.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/25/2007.

 John (Pat) Soderstrom, age 74, of Arnot, died Monday, August 20, 1973 at his home after a long illness. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the Arnot Lutheran Church with Rev. Glenn Sullivan, his pastor, officiating. Burial in Arnot Cemetery. He is survived by two sisters, Miss Hilma Soderman, at home and Mrs. William (Ida) Smart, Arnot. He was formerly employed at the Arnot Mines for many years and also by the Penna State Highway Dept. He was born July 15, 1898 in Arnot, son of John and Maria Malm Soderman.  He was a member of the Arnot Lutheran Church.


STOCK Timothy Tim D. Stock

age 51, of Arnot, PA, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tim was born January 8, 1960 in Blossburg, PA, a son of William Pete and Agnes (Anderson) Stock. He was the husband of Cindy S. (Lewis) Stock. Tim worked for Ward Manufacturing in Blossburg. He was a member of the Arnot Sportsmens Club. Tim enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.   Tim is survived by his wife, Cindy; mother, Agnes; three daughters and sons-in-law, Heather and Patrick Deitrick of Covington, PA, Nicole and Douglas Champaign of Wellsboro, PA, Jennifer Lewis of Mansfield, PA; two grandchildren, Ayden Deitrick and Levi Champaign; several other family members. He was predeceased by his father, William Pete Stock, and a brother, David Stock.  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Swedish Lutheran Cemetery, Arnot, PA.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 2, 2011


STRADLEY Virginia Yeager Burt

90, of Mansfield, PA died May 24, 2011 at Broad Acres in Wellsboro.   Born on April 27, 1921, Virginia was the daughter of the late Charles and Blanch (Heath) Stradley.  She was blessed with 10 children and was the wife of David W. Yeager who died in 1976 and Clair Burt who died in 1993.  Virginia  was employed as a custodian at Mansfield University for 15 years.  After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital.  Virginia was a member of Arnot Gethsemane Lutheran Church, the Arnot Sportsman Club and a social member of Wellsboro’s V.F.W.  She was very devoted to her children and grandchildren.  Virginia especially loved family get-togethers, traveling and dancing.   Surviving are her children,  Patricia (William) Cox of Quinton, WV, Donna (Buddy) Leadbetter of Pineville, VA, Janet (Miles) Forer of Roaring Branch, Cindy (Keith) Pequignot of Blossburg, Lydia (Donald) Reed and David (Joan) Yeager all of Arnot, William (Sonja) Yeager of Wellsboro, “Pete” (Linda) Yeager of Liberty and Larry Yeager of Arnot; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great great-grandchildren; a brother, Manford Stadley of Elmira, NY and many nieces, nephews and cousins.   In addition to her husbands, Virginia was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Ellen Ingalls, seven sisters and two brothers.    Calling hours are 6 – 8 p.m. Friday at Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg.  The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, with Rev. Dean Edwards officiating.  Burial will follow in Arnot Cemetery.   Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.   Funeral Home obituary – May 25, 2011


VIEL –MERRY DAWN ANDERSON, age 40, of Gaithersburg, MD, diedJune 23, 1993, in Rockville, MD.  Mrs. Anderson was born July 14, 1952, in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Bernard and Myrtle Berguson Viel.  She was a registered nurse and employed by the Carriage Hill Nursing Center in Maryland.  She was a member of the Rockwille Seventh-day Adventist Church in Maryland.  Surviving are her husband, John J. Anderson at home; mother, Myrtle Walden, Troy RR3; a daughter, Kimberly J. Anderson, Olney, MD; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, Rochester, NY, Meldoy Gum, Canton; and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Saturday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, at 11 a.m.  Burial was in the Arnot Cemetery, Arnot, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.


YEAGER David Boyd Yeager

68, of Arnot, Pa., died on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. Born on Dec. 8, 1943, in Wellsboro, Pa., he was the son of the late David W. Yeager and Virginia Stradley Yeager-Burt.  David served in the United States Army in Vietnam. He was an independent truck driver for over 30 years. David was a member of the Arnot Sportsmen's Club, Hillside Rod and Gun Club, VFW No. 6755 of Liberty, Pa., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge of Canton, Pa., and the Morris Run Legion. David enjoyed trucks, antique cars, refinishing furniture, hunting and attending auctions. David is survived by his wife of 16 years, Joan (Perry) Yeager; a stepdaughter, Kimberly (Michael) Route; one grandson, Noah Route; one step-grandson, Hunter Route; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Patsy (Bill) Cox of Quintin, Va., Donna (Buddy) Ledbetter of Rockview, W. Va., Janet (Miles) Forer of Liberty, Pa., Cindy (Keith) Pequignot of Blossburg, Pa., Lydia (Don) Reed of Arnot, Pa.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William (Sonya) Yeager of Arnot, Pa., Pete (Linda) Yeager of Liberty, Pa., Larry Yeager of Arnot, Pa.; a special cousin, Mike Marriner of Arnot, Pa. and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his special pal, Scrappy, the dog. David was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ellen Ingalls.  Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. A funeral service will be held at the funeral chapel on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in David's name to the charity of one's choice. Burial will be made in Arnot Swedish Cemetery.   Star Gazette – May 26, 2012  


BERGUSON, adopted, YENTZER Myrtle Jeanette WALDEN, former Canton, PA resident, 71, diedon Tuesday, November 2, 1999 after a brief stay at Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY.  Born in Elkland, Tioga County, PA on October 7, 1928, she was the daughter of Charles and Cleo (Cooper) Yentzer and the adopted daughter of August and Ethel (Carlson) Berguson.  Myrtle was a billing clerk for Ward manufacturing in Blossburg, worked in the public assistance office in Carbondale, was a census taker and worked at the Bradford County Library.  She was well known throughout the community of faith in Blossburg, East Troy and Canton.  Myrtle is survived by her daughters, Beth (and Dave) Allen of Rochester, NY and Melodie Gum of Canton; six grandchildren; son-in-law, John Anderson of East Smithfield; and sister-in-law, Eloise Yentzer of Kansas.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Walden; son John Mark Viel; and daughter, Merry Dawn Anderson.  Home in Canton on November 6 with Deacon Bob Allen of the Bay Knoll Seventh Day Adventist Church of Rochester officiating and interment to be in the Arnot Cemetery.

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