Tioga County Memorial Gardens,
Charleston Township, Tioga County PA
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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.
ROBERT P. ‘BOB’ TARBOX a self employed truck driver for 48 years. Age 66 of Blossburg, PA died Saturday, May 23, 1998 at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. He was the beloved husband of Hazel L. (Thomas) Tarbox for 10 years. Mr. Tarbox was born on December 29, 1931 in New Berlin, NY a son of Clifford and Carrie Utter Tarbox. Mr. Tarbox enjoyed being a self employed truck drive for 48 years. A member of the Fraternal Order of the Moose Lodge #1147. Mr. Tarbox is survived by his wife, two daughters and sons-in-law; Mary Lee and John Valjic of Covington, PA, Bonnie and Bill Johnston of Mansfield, PA; three sons and daughters-in-law; Larry R. and Judy Tarbox of Wellsboro, PA, Clifford U. and Theresa Tarbox of Cato, NY, Robert L. and Christine Tarbox of Middlebury Center, PA, a step-daughter and son-in-law; Penny and Tim Mays Sr. of Tioga, PA a step-son and daughter-in-law; Brian S. and Jennifer Starks of Allentown, PA, 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a brother; Gerald “Jerry” Tarbox of New Lisbon, NY, a sister; Pauline Walsh of Mansfield and formerly of Elmira, NY, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister; Marian Weidman and two brothers; Orville and Orlo Tarbox. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 27, 1998 fro m2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Archie Cruikshank officiating. Burial will be in Tioga Co. Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Tioga, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to House of Care PSG Housing Care, 100 N. Academy St., Danville, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette
TATE Ann Marie Wilber
age 79, of Dartt Settlement Road, Wellsboro, PA, died May 24, 2011 at her home. She was the wife of the late Milo O. "Slim" Wilber who died November 29, 2008. Ann was born September 15, 1931 in Coudersport, PA, the daughter of the late Elmer and Pearl Fourness Tate. She was a graduate of Coudersport High School "1949", and was a homemaker. Ann was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed crocheting, guilting, cooking and making homemade gifts. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, James and Shirley Wilber, Athens, PA,and David and Betty Wilber, Liberty, PA; daughters and son-in-law, Sharon Wilber, Wellsboro, PA, and Sue and John Heatley, Liberty, PA; Sister-in-law, Jean Tate, Coudersport, PA; ten Grandchildren; eleven Great Grandchildren; two Nieces and one Nephew. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, and Brother Vincent Tate. Friends and family are invited to Ann's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. and Friday, May 27, 2011 from 10:00 - 10:30 A.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service Friday, May 27, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. with Rev. John Chmil officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the Oncology Department at the Divine Providence Hospital, Grampian Boulevard, Williamsport, PA 17701. Star Gazette – May 26, 2011
TenEyck Theodosia (SRGP 17189) - Theodosia "Tweet" Schanbacher, 91, of Mansfield, PA, died June 8, 2010, at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 14, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Edd and Kathryn Warters TenEyck. Tweet was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She had been employed by Mansfield Novelty and Cole's Drug Store. Tweet is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, JoAnne Davis of Mansfield, Jean and Michael Grimme of Ft. Wayne, IN, a son and daughter-in-Iaw, Allen and Patricia Schanbacher of Mansfield, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester, in 1979, and two sisters, Edna Carpenter and Gertrude Ripley. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Friday 5-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, with her pastor, Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tweet's memory may be made to the Memorial Garden Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, 67 Wellsboro St. Mansfield, PA 16933. - Elmira Star Gazette, June 10, 2010
TERRY GRACE VIOLA
Wellsboro Gazette – January 27, 1982
MRS. GRACE T. WAKELY
Mrs. Grace T. Wakely, age 96, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1982, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, N.Y. She was a member of the Little Marsh Methodist Church. Eastern Star Lodge and Rebecca Lodge of Knoxville. She taught school for 40 years in Little Marsh and was a veteran of World War I serving with the U.S. Navy. She is survived by three nieces, Mrs. June Voorheis of Montour Falls, Mrs. Ellen Roth of Flint, Michigan, Mrs. Grace Jones of Fostoria, Michigan; nephews, S. C. Terry of Wellsboro; Ray Terry of Merrit Island, Fla.; several great nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home at Watkins Glen on Wednesday with the Rev. George White officiating. Burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Wellsboro.
TERRY Francis Mason Terry
90, formerly of Mansfield, Pa., died
Dec. 13, 2010, at Bradford County Manor. He was born June 4, 1920, in Ogdensburg, Pa., the son of Fred and Eliza Terry. Francis retired after 50 years from farming. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving in the South Pacific and taking part in six major invasions. Francis was a talented musician and often entertained the residents of Bradford County Manor with his guitar and harmonica. He attended the Canton Mennonite Church. Francis is survived by his wife of four years, the former, Jessie Bryington; four daughters, Sharon (Norman) Pierce and Joan Leahy, both of Canton, Pa., Reba (Chip) Strickland of Springfield, Ohio, Ruth (Jerald) Burrows of Mansfield, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Laura Wilcox Terry of Mansfield, Pa.; four stepdaughters, Doris (Dale) Terry and Linda Johnson, both of Elmira, N.Y., Donna (Joe) McIlwain of Killeen, Texas, Patricia Bryington of Towanda, Pa.; three stepsons, Paul (Carolyn) Bryington of Gillett, Pa., John (Gail) Bryington of Canton, Pa., and Ben Thompson of Roaring Branch, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren. Francis was predeceased by his first wife, the former, Rose Stone in 2006, and his son, Mason in 1990.
Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Doug Graybill officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Williamsport Sun-Gazette - December 14, 2010
MASON F. TERRY, 45, Mansfield died January 21, 1990 the result of an auto accident. He was born April 19, 1944 in Elmira, NY a son of Francis and Rose Stone Terry, Mansfield RD 1. He was employed as a case worker for the Tioga County Human Services and had previously run a farm in partnership with his father for more than 17 years. Mr. Terry was a member of and Sunday school teacher and substitute pianist at the Blossburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, the former Laura Wilcox; two daughters, Louann Terry with the US Navy at Great Lakes, IL an Helen Terry at home; four sisters, Mrs. Sharon Pierce, Canton, Mrs. Reba Sanner, Picture Rocks, Mrs. Joan Dickerson, Canton and Mrs. Ruth Brought, Wellsboro and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Harold Wilcox, Mansfield. Funeral services were held at the Wilston Funeral home, January 24 with Rev. Walter Keyser officiating. Burial was at the Tioga County Memorial Gardens. –Canton Independent Sentinel
THOMAS Ellen Elizabeth - Ellen Elizabeth Davis, age 99, of Wellsboro, PA, formerly of North Carolina and California, died Sunday, August 22, 2010 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Ellen was born January 26, 1911 in Nowata, OK, a daughter of Walter and Lucinda Mae (Pollard) Thomas. She was the wife of the late Oscar Hartford Davis. Ellen was a member of the Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed traveling, sewing, cooking, entertaining and being a member of the P.T.A. Ellen is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Hartford (Odelphia) Davis of Oakdale, CA; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Flodie Helen (Wallace) Copp of Wellsboro, PA, Carol (John) Abernathy of Harmony, NC, Wilma Jean Wright of Hilmar, CA; 19 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Oscar; a daughter, Joan Koehn; and two sisters, Lahoma Brown and Dixie Roberts. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with Pastor John Abernathy officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Ellen may be made to Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Buckheit Funeral Home website, August 23, 2010
THOMAS –SUSAN (HALL) THOMAS, 42 of Covington, Pa. died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. Susan was the fiancée of Mark D. Case. She was born May 28, 1961 in Wellsboro the daughter of Robert and Betty (Bohart) Thomas. She was a dispatcher and driver for EMTA in Mansfield. Susan enjoyed gardening, animals, kinds, family and friends. Susan is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Cye and Tricia Hall of Mansfield; her fiancée, Mark D. Case of Covington; a stepson, Tevor Case of Mansfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Melinda (John) Fekety of Mainesburg, Pa. and Barb Brueilly of Mansfield; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Lynne) Thomas of Mansfield and Brian (Beth) Thomas of N.C.; her father and stepmother, Robert and Nancy Thomas of Mainesburg, Pa. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty (Bohart) Thomas. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 with the Rev. Dr. John Whitfield officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Camp Partners, 332 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
THOMPSON Florence J. "Dunc" Smith
85, of Wellsboro, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at her home. She was the wife of the late William D. Smith who died in 2008. Florence was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Mansfield, the daughter of the late Richard and Nettie Chamberlain Thompson. She was a lifelong resident of the Mansfield and Wellsboro area and a graduate of Charleston High School "1943." She had been an office clerk for Ralph's Service Center for ten years. Surviving are daughter, Donna M. Button of Wellsboro; granddaughter and companion, Kristal L. Button and Ben Alexander of Wyalusing; sisters, Fran Abplanalp of Wellsboro, Gertrude Isaacson of Mainesburg, Ellen Hall of Sharon, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements will be private with burial at Tioga County Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – January 14, 2011
Robert Thompson Sr.
ARNOT – Robert G. Thompson, Sr., 70, of Arnot, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, in
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Employed by the Pennsylva-nia Department of Transporta-tion for 22 years as a heavy equipment operator, he retired in 1991. Thompson enjoyed hunting and was a life member of the Ar-not Sportsmen’s Club. He restored and repaired old farm tractors. Born April 2, 1927, in Blossburg, he was a son of George and Marlyn VanderhoofThompson. Surviving are his wife, Martha; six sons, Chester Mahosky, Richard, Elroy and Leonard Thompson and Robert Jr., all of Arnot, and Michael Thompson of Blossburg; four daughters, Ma-rie Mattison, Linda Clothier and Regina Thompson, all of Arnot, and Irene Defibaugh of Creola, Ala.; a brother, Donald of Wells-ville, N.Y.; 10 half brothers; 10 half sisters; 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Drinkwine-Morse’s, 120 N. Williamson Road, Blossburg, with the Rev. Thomas Sho-back of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funer-al home from 7 to 9 tonight and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
TICE - RUTHADELE JEAN SMITH
Ruthadele Jean Smith, age 22, of Williamsport, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, March 3, 1974. Funeral service was held Tuesday at 1 pm at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ's Disciples with the Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Michael T. Smith, Williamsport; parents, Thomas and Ruth Tice, Mansfield; three brothers, Thomas G. of Troy, David of Mansfield, and Jack L. of Gillett, Pa. RD 2; three sisters, Mrs. Phillip (Barbara) Parker, Tioga, Linda Tice, of Mansfield and Sandra Tice of Williamsport. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ's Disciples, a graduate of Mansfield High School. She graduated from the Practical Nursing Course at the Williamsport Area Community College and she was employed at the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport. She was born April 21, 1951, daughter of Thomas E. and Ruth E. McKay Tice.
Donated by Thomas & Ruth McKay Tice, parents of Ruthadele & Barbara Tice
Ruthadele Jean Tice Smith
Written by Barbara Ann Tice Parker, her sister
The hardest thing I ever had to face was on March 3, 1974 the early and tragic death of my younger sister and her 19 day old son, Shane. It was 2 o’clock a.m. on a Saturday night; I could still hear that phone ringing in my mind for years after. For awhile I would get out of bed and go all the way down stairs to our living room before I would realize that it wasn’t ringing at all My sister Ruthadele, but we called her Ruthie, had brought her new 19 day old son, Shane Michael, home to Grandma’s (Tom & Ruth Tice) house for the first time and made arrangements to have Shane baptized the next day in the little church in Canoe Camp, where, as kids we went to Sunday School. We all tried to get her to stay all night, but her husband Michael had a card game with some friends that night at their house so they left. I keep telling myself that if I had tried harder to get her to stay Ruthie would still be alive and that part of me that died along with her. That night the phone rang I shook myself awake and hurried down to get it. I was surprised to hear my brother David’s voice; it was soft and low, a little hesitation so full of pain. My mind started spinning why was he calling me this time of night what was wrong. He was telling me something Ruthie and Shane had died in a fire at home. What was he saying, my mind was racing, Ruthie dead. NO! I just saw her just a few hours ago. She was home in bed, it was 2:30 in the morning, and she was home safe in bed this can’t be. Then all I could hear was a scream coming from deep down inside me explodes it brought my husband Phil to my side and he took the phone from my hand. That night while I lay in his arms crying. My mind would race with the image of my sister with her baby in her arms screaming for someone to help her save her baby. The flames coming up around her, someone help her please. In the morning when I awoke I couldn’t believe that after hearing that one’s sister died in a fire one could fall asleep. Your body does strange things to help you survive. As I woke that next morning for just one minute I thought that the night before had been all a bad dream. But as the sleep left me all of it came flooding back. The phone ringing my brother’s voice and the words spoke, oh so softly, Ruthie died tonight, it was true, she was gone. Never again was I to hear her bubbly voice or see her smile. Never to grow old together watching our children grow up to have them go to school, graduate, get married or see our grandchildren grow up. She was part of my life for 22 years, 10 months and 10 days that’s such a very short time to be someone’s whole life. I can see her cooking rice over an open fire at the cabin down back of the barn. A place my brother tom and friends had built, a place we spent most of our summer, a place we loved dearly, or riding King, Tom Crittenden’s horse. We rode then all the time; I can see her now, her hair flying out straight behind her, race me across the field trying to beat me to the other side. She always said King was faster then Rebel, my horse. Riding was something that we both loved to do. We would start out early in the morning and ride until dusk. I remember a beautiful sunny August day in 1973, the day she became Michael Thomas Smith’s wife. She had made her and her brides maid’s dresses. I can still see her sewing at the kitchen table. She was married at my brother David’s home under the beautiful August sun. How does one go on with such a big part of you missing? Rev. Clickner stopped by that morning. Seven years before he was our minister at our wedding and now he was there telling us that Ruthie had died in her sleep. She and Shane had gone to bed early while Michael and the guys played cared in the kitchen. Worried that they would wake Ruthie and his new born baby boy, they cleaned up the kitchen and moved the game down the street to a friend’s house. Satisfied they did a good job they closed the door not knowing that was the last time they would ever see that clean kitchen or Michael would see he beautiful, loving wife, friend, lover, his whole life and his little baby boy, Shane Michael, who had just started his life. The one that could melt his Daddy’s heart every time he looked at him. He would never again come home to Ruthie busy in their cozy little kitchen with their son close by. Never to see Shane start school or ride a bicycle or throw his first baseball, his family was gone. The fire started in that very same kitchen. The one Michael and the guys had cleaned so very quietly so as not to wake his wife and new born son who was sleeping so peacefully just feet away. The fire department that was only a block away or the hospital where Ruthie worked. After high school she had gone to nursing school in Williamsport and became a nurse at Divine Providence Hospital. The same hospital that her son was born, the same hospital just a couple blocks down the street wouldn’t be close enough to save their lives. Rev. Clickner said they were with the Lord, he had called them home to Him, something I could never except, why would He take someone who was so good that life’s work was to help the sick and suffering or to take a little boy before his life ever started and leave all the people who kill, rob and tortured others her on earth. There is no way that makes any sense. We buried her with her little boy nestled in her loving arms. Shane was just too small to be all by himself the thought of it tore at your heart, no that couldn’t be. The first time I saw her I thought I would die. The pain was so unbearable. I wanted to die just to stop the pain. But with the love of family and so many good loving friends one makes it through times like this. The service was at the very church that we were to see Shane Michael baptized just days before. So many people were there sharing in our grief. She had touched so many people’s lives with her kindness and love. Riding through town the day we laid her to rest was like waking from a dream, a very dad dream. I looked around as the funeral procession drove through our small town the very town where she had attended school and the small fairs that they had years before. Where we always seemed to be able to talk to our mother into letting us have a baby rabbit to take home to love. Now I look out and see people busy coming and going on with their lives as if nothing bad had happened. I wanted to scream out, stop what you are all doing, my sister, someone that I loved with all my heart is dead. How can you go on with your busy life as it nothing has happened, but that was just it, life goes on. You just have to take one day at a time. It will get easier, as hard as it is to believe, time will come when you will see them in your mind’s eye and the pain will be all but gone. Those loving memories of her life will come floating out and will bring a smile to your face. Time is the great healer!
TICE Thomas E. [SRGP 02824]
Age 89, of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, September 14, 2008, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Tom was born February 22, 1919 in Mainesburg, PA, a son of Harry and Goldie (Griffin) Tice. He was the husband of Ruth E. (McKay) Tice for 67 years. Tom was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples). He was a lifelong farmer. Tom is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas G. and Linda A. Tice of Mansfield, PA, David W. and Mary Tice of Mansfield, PA, Jack L. and Joyce Tice of Boise, Idaho; three daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara A. (Phil) Parker of Tioga, PA, Linda M. Tice of Mansfield, PA, Sandy L. Tice of Rutland, VT; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Helena VanHorn of Troy, PA, Betty Lou of Canton, PA. Tom was predeceased by a daughter, Ruthadele Smith; and a grandson, Shane Michael Smith. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, from 5:00 to 6:00 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 visitation at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Burial will be in Tioga Co. Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PA SPCA, Wellsboro Branch, 11765 Rte. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/15/2008
Thomas E. Tice, 89, of Mansfield, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Tom was born Feb. 22, 1919 in Mainesburg, a son of Harry and Goldie (Griffin) Tice. He was the husband of Ruth E. (McKay) Tice for 67 years. Tom was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples). He was a lifelong farmer. Tom is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas G. and Linda A. Tice of Mansfield, David W. and Mary Tice of Mansfield, Jack L. and Joyce Tice of Boise, Idaho; three daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara A. and Phil Parker of Tioga, Linda M. Tice of Mansfield, Sandy L. Tice of Rutland, Vt.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; two sisters, Helena VanHorn of Troy, and Betty Lou of Canton. Tom was predeceased by a daughter, Ruthadele Smith, and a grandson, Shane Michael Smith. Family and friends were invited to call on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services were held immediately following the visitation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday with the Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. Burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township, Wellsboro. Pallbearers were Tom and David Tice, Terry and Scott Tice, Tracy Parker; honorary pallbearers, Jack Tice, Jeff Tice, Brian Tice, Stuart Tice and Larry Tice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the PA S.P.C.A., Wellsboro Branch, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901
TILLINGHAST - DAVIS
Bernice E. 90, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA, died November 15, 2006 at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. She was born July 13, 1916 in Lawrence Township, the daughter of Ernest and Vera Middaugh Tillinghast. Bernice attended the East Lawrence Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Richard Davis of Berwick, PA, Eugene (Virginia) Davis of Warner Robbins, GA, Kenneth (Janice) Davis of Tioga, PA; three daughters, Lorraine (Roland) Satterlee, Carolyn Tomlinson and Charlene Siciliano, all of Lawrenceville, PA; two sisters, Elizabeth (Al) Collum of Tioga, PA, Beverly Corwin of Holiday, FL; a brother, Albert (Patty) Tillinghast of Lawrenceville, PA; 20 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, in 1999. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 South Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday, 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Victor Perry officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.
TILLINGHAST - Iva CUMMINGS, 70, of Tioga RR 2 died Monday, Aug. 9, 1993, at home following an extended illness. Born Aug. 13, 1922, in Lawrenceville, she was the daughter of Thomas and Floreain KILBURN TILLINGHAST. She was a homemaker and had attended the Tioga Baptist Church in Tioga. Preceding her in death was one brother, Wayne, in 1947. Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Rexford D. Cummings; four sons and daughters-in-law, Rexford Jr. and Bonnie of Wellsboro, Thomas R. and Janet and Larry E. and Becky, all of Mansfield, and Robert E. TILLINGHAST, of Tioga; six daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Howard CAMPBELL, Terry Lynn and Maynard GLEASON and Sandra Jean KNICKERBOCKER, all of Wellsboro, Diane and Robert WANDELL of Mansfield, Jeannie Iva and Homer CLARK of Lakeland, Ga., and Robin Sue and Ronald SOUTHARD of Middlebury Center; five brothers, Edward TILLINGHAST of Penn Yan, N.Y., Thomas TILLINGHAST Jr. of Camp Hill, Lee TILLINGHAST of North East, Md., Eugene TILLINGHAST of Sodus, N.Y., and Melvin of Iselin, N.J.; three sisters, Ruth POTTER of Wolcott, N.Y., Patty FAYE of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Martha OSTRANDER of Troy; 26 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be held there on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John SHYPULEFSKI officiating. Burial will be made at the Tioga County Memorial Gardens in Charleston Township. Memorial donations may be made to the Dialysis Unit, in care of Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840. Submitted by Patricia Warren
TILLOTSON - GORDA, Viola Jean "Tillie"
Age 75, of Cole Street, Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA, died January 1, 2008 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Alex Gorda. Tillie was born May 28, 1932 in Bradford County, the daughter of the late Robert and Doris Smith Tillotson. She was a bartender and cook for various establishments and restaurants such as T & J, Moose, VFW, Smokey's, Lamplighter, Penn Wells and Broad Acres. She had also been a member of the Wellsboro Moose and VFW. Surviving are daughters, Patricia (Bob) Dean, Wellsboro, PA, Jenifer Gorda (Anthony), Blossburg, PA, Karen Tsoucalas, Long Island, NY, and Catherine Troisi, Mansfield, PA; sons, Rusty Alexander, Scranton, PA, Timothy Alexander, Wellsboro, PA, and Mike Gorda, Binghamton, NY; sisters, Roberta (Lee) Dixon, Wellsboro, PA and Sherry (Arllyn) Brooks, Wellsboro, PA; brothers, Paul (Terri) Tillotson, Maryland, Skip (Ursala) Tillotson, Germany, and Bill (Sandy) Tillotson, Wellsboro, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Tillie's Life Celebration on Saturday, January 5, 2008, from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.
TOMB, Glenn L. - Glenn L. TOMB, 88, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Friday, July 28, 2017 in his home. Born January 17, 1929, in Jasper, NY, he was the son of Francis R. and Lucy J. Garner Tomb. On March 14, 1950, in Harrison Valley, he married the former Beverly Andrews, who predeceased him in 1997. A Korean and Vietnam War Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army from 1948 – 1968. A dairy farmer and logger, he was also a school bus contractor for the Northern Potter School District from 1972 – 1995. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Westfield, life member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, Howard S. Lines VFW Post #6753 in Knoxville, National Association for Uniformed Services, Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, and the Penn York Pony Pull Association. Surviving are: five children, Carolyn (Rusty) Van Etten of Ulysses, Christine (Larry) Walters of Westfield, Glenna (Dean) Riel of Hope Mills, NC, Ann (Wayne) Bundy of Newbern, NC, and Gordon G. (Joan) Tomb of Belton, TX; ten grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Alfred (Eleanor) Tomb of Mills; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Gwendolen D. Tomb in 1993; a grandson, Leo J. Cornell in 2007; and five brothers, William, Eugene, Paul, Michael, and Ervin. Friends may call Friday, August 4, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Duane Burdick will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Wellsboro. Military Rites will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the Tomb Family Scholarship, c/o Northern Potter School District, 745 Northern Potter Road, Ulysses, PA 16948. - Mansfield Gazette, 3 August 2017
TOMLINSON –DOLORES M. (TOMLINSON) VAUGHN, 80, of Fairfield Glade, TN and formerly of Wellsboro, died on May 1, 2016. She was born January 6, 1936, the daughter of the late Clifford and Reva (McCaslin) Tomlinson of Mansfield. Dolores was married to Donald M. Vaughn, who preceded her in death, September 22, 1992. Dolores loved her family very much and loved spending all the time she could with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was employed as a secretary for 13 years at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Dolores attended the United Methodist Church in Fairfield Glade, TN. She was a member of the Mansfield Lions Club from which she transferred to Fairfield Glade, TN. Dolores is survived by her loving partner and companion, Ronald F. Smith; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra (Steve) Mead of Middlebury Center; Cynthia (George) Jenkins of Bloomsburg and Cheryl Vaughn (Steve Martin) of Riverton, WY; four grandchildren, Tyler (Emma) Mead, of Middlebury Center; Valery (Seth) Weaver of Wellsboro; Whitney (Richard) Morse of Williamsport and Skylar (Richard) Kane of Westfield; six great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Silas Mead; Rachel and Natalie Jo Weaver, Morgan and Bridget Morse; brother, Donald Tomlinson of Mansfield; her sister, Barbara (Glenn) Chamberlain, of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Delores was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Eugene, Gordon, Jack and Ivan. Friends and family are invited to Dolores's Life Celebration on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 12-1 PM, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Memorial service to follow 1:00 PM, with Pastor Kristi Webster officiating. Interment in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/2016
TOMLINSON, Adelbert F., Sr. Age 66, of 1 Meadow St., Mansfield, Pa., Wednesday , Jan. 30, 1974. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Survived by wife, Marjorie Whitney Tomlinson; sons, Adelbert F. Jr., of Tioga, Pa., James at home; four daughters, Mrs. Russell (Helen) Burt of Tioga, RD 2. Mrs. Kay Crumb of Mansfield, Mrs. George (Mary Ann) Aumick of Mansfield RD 3, Mrs. Patricia Belletto of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Helen Howell of Johnson City; brothers, Clifford Tomlinson of Mansfield, Russell Tomlinson of Mansfield, Howard Hagar of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren. He was a member oof the Mansfield Fire Dept. The family will furnish flowers, those who wish may make donations to Broad Acres. He was born Jan. 14, 1908 in Covington, the son of Frederic and Bertha Covenney Tomlinson.
ADELBERT F. TOMLINSON
Adelbert F. Tomlinson Sr., 66, of 1 Meadow Street, Mansfield, died Wednesday, January 20, 1974, at Wellsboro. He was born at Covington on January 14, 1908, a son of Fredric and Bertha Covenney Tomlinson. Mr. Tomlinson had been em-ployed as a mechanic by the Johnson Truck Line. He was a member of the Mansfield Fire Department. Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie Whitney: two sons, Adelbert, of Tioga, and James, at home; four daugh-ters, Mrs. Russell Burt, of Tioga RD 2, Mrs. George Aumick, of Mansfield RD 3, and Mrs. Kay Crum and Mrs. Patricia Belletto, both of Mansfield; a sister. Mrs. Helen Howell, of Johnson City, N.Y.; three brothers, Clifford Tomlinson, Russell Tomlinson and Howard Hager, aIl of Mansfield, and 12 grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Benjamin B. Nevin, Baptist minister, officiated.
TOMLINSON Ilah E.
Age 99, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Wellsboro, PA, with Pastor Steven C. Case officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Hose Company, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
TOMLINSON James A.
67, of Mansfield, PA, diedNovember 14, 2008 at Manor Care North, Williamsport, PA. He was born August 13, 1941 in Mansfield, the son of Adelbert Sr. and Marjorie Whitney Tomlinson. Jim retired from North Penn Gas Co. after 35 years of service. He was an Air Force Veteran, a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, and a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. Jim is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Cynthia Christ; a daughter, Jamie of Newark, DE; a son, John of Mansfield; and two sisters, Helen Burt and Maryann Aumick, both of Mansfield. He was predeceased by a brother, Adelbert, Jr.; and two sisters, Patricia Belletto and Kay Crumb. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church with Rev. John Kita, celebrant. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA; or to the Mansfield Ambulance Assoc., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/16/2008
TORPY MAXWELL L. "MAX"
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 16 May 1974
Max L. Torpy, 67, of Wellsboro RD 4, died Friday, May 10, 1974, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Dec. 7, 1906 at Roulette, a son of Leon H. and Mable Beattie Torpy. Mr. Torpy was a member of the Marsh Creek Baptist Church. He was a retired employe of Tyoga Farms Dairy, Wellsboro. Surviving are his wife, the former Alberta Moore; three daughters, Mrs. Neil Bower, of Wellsboro RD 3, and Mrs. Donald Smith and Mrs. Wayne Clark, both of Wellsboro RD 4; his mother, of Wellsboro RD 4; a brother, John L. of Cornwell Heights; a sister Mrs. J. William Sekella, of Elmira, N.Y., and five grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. The Rev. John N. Petgen, his pastor, officiated.
TREAT – Marjorie W. Erickson, 72, of Wellsboro, diedFriday, April 7, 2006 at her home. Marjorie was the wife of the late George Lynn Erickson with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Marjorie was born in Erwin, NY on Aug. 3, 1933, the daughter of Nellie Calkins Treat of Lindley, NY and the late Carl. S. Treat, Sr. Marjorie worked side by side with her husband, George “Lynn” on the family farm until her sons started to work on the farm in 1975. She loved to cook, bake, and travel with her family, watch humming birds and the QVC station. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and with her dog, Susie. She was an avid doll collector and a dollar store shopper. However she will be most known for the tidy home that she kept. She is survived by her mother, three sons, Rodney E. (Carol) Erickson, Duane K, Erickson, Kevin G. Erickson, all of Wellsboro; daughter, Janice L. Erickson of Wellsboro; two brothers, Ronald E. Treat of Addison, NY, Edward “Pete” Treat of Lindley, NY and by two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, father, and a brother, Carl S. Treat, Jr. Family and friends were invited to attend Marjorie’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, April 11 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd. A life celebration service followed with Pastor Nettie B. Treat officiating. Interment was made at Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston, Township. – The Mansfield Gazette, 12 April 2006, p.6A
TREAT Marjorie W
ERICKSON Marjorie W. Age 72, of Wellsboro, PA, diedon Friday, April 7, 2006, at her home. Marjorie was the wife of the late George Lynn Erickson with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Marjorie was born in Erwin, NY on August 3, 1933, and was the daughter of Nellie Calkins Treat of Lindley, NY, and the late Carl S. Treat, Sr. Marjorie worked side by side with her husband, George "Lynn," until 1975 on the family farm until her sons started to work on the farm in 1975. Marjorie loved to cook, bake, and travel with her family. She also loved watching hummingbirds and the QVC station. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and with her dog, Susie. She was an avid doll collector and a dollar store shopper; however, she will be most known for the tidy home that she kept. She is survived by her mother; three sons, Rodney E. Erickson and his wife, Carol, Duane K. Erickson and Kevin G. Erickson, all of Wellsboro, PA. She is also survived by a daughter, Janice L. Erickson of Wellsboro; two brothers, Ronald E. Treat of Addison, NY, Edward "Pete" Treat of Lindley, NY; a sister, Darlene Clark of Lindley, NY; and by two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband; father; and by a brother, Carl Treat, Jr. Family and friends are invited to attend Marjorie's Life Celebration on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, from 1-3 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A life celebration service will follow at the funeral home on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Interment will then follow at the Tioga County Memorial Gardens in Charleston Twp.
VAN DEN BROEK - CLEMONS
Katrina Marie Age 92, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, December 4, 2005, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro, PA. Katrina was born on April 11, 1913 in Heerlen, Holland, a daughter of John and Helena Van den Broek. Katrina retired from Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY. She was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA. Katrina's favorite pastimes were knitting and crafts. Katrina is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Albert Gaylord of Mainesburg, PA, Helen and James Harvey of Mansfield, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Rene and Nancy DeBetts of California; ten grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry Van den Broek of Europe; a sister, Kata Franssen of Ocala, Florida. She was preceded in death by a son, John Clemons; a grandson, James Harvey; and a twin brother, John Van den Broek. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Albert Leonard officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Wellsboro, PA.
VANHORN –MARY JANE ROGERS age 81 of Montoursville, formerly of Wellsboro died April 20, 2003 at the Williamsport Hospital. She was the wife of the late William S. Rogers who died Feb. 24, 1978. Mary Jane was born June 9, 1921 in Blossburg the daughter of the late George and Margaret Dartt VanHorn. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School class of 1938, a graduate of Penn State University and had been employed by the PA Department of Public Welfare for over twenty years as a caseworker supervisor. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro for seventy years. Surviving are; daughter-in-law, Kathy Rogers of Montoursville; granddaughter, Kelsey Kathleen Marie Rogers of Montoursville and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, William S. Rogers Jr. and granddaughter, Kimberly Marie Rogers. Friends and family are invited to call Thursday, April 24, 2003 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. If desired, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA. Family will provide the flowers. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette
VanORDER, Rita M. – Mrs. Rita M. Young, age 45, of RD 5 Wellsboro, PA, died March 12, 1985 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born February 28, 1940 in Blossburg, the daughter of Clyde and Lena Cass VanOrder. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Antrim. She is survived by her husband, Andrew T. Young of RD 5, Wellsboro; mother and step-father, Harold and Lena Davis, of RD 1, Wellsboro; five daughters, Mrs. Susan Morgan of RD 3, Mrs. Vicky Borden of RD 5, Mrs. Lana Boyden of RD 1 and Mrs. Mary Boyden of RD 7, all of Wellsboro, and Miss Rebecca Young at home; two sons, Francis and John Young, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Linda Morseman of RD 1 and grandfather, Francis Young of RD 7, both of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Calling hours will be held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home today, Wednesday, March 13, 1985 from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there this Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rudolph J. Vander Heil, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. Contributions may be made to the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at Antrim. – Wellsboro Gazette, 13 March 1985
VanPELT Lucy W. Clark
age 77, of Station Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died
November, 27, 2010 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her husbands, Gerald G. Makin and Frank Reese, and survived by her husband, Wayne T. Clark whom she married July 21, 1971. Lucy was born November 22, 1933 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of the late Sadie VanPelt. She was a homemaker and had worked for the Stanton Diner, Corning, NY, the Post Diner, Painted Post, NY, Ingersoll-Rand, Painted Post and Ithaca Textiles. Lucy enjoyed cooking, knitting, and working on crafts and puzzles. Surviving are her husband, Wayne, currently in The Green Home, Wellsboro; sons, Gerald D. Makin, Corning, NY, Robert W. Reese, Painted Post, NY, and Stryker B. Reese, Lawrenceville, PA; daughter, Beverly A. Reese, Corning, NY; two step-sons, Donald Clark, Corning, NY, and Richard (Tammy) Clark, Georgia; three step-daughters, Gloria (Roger) Proctor, Corning, NY, Debbie Smith, Lawrenceville, PA, and Alisa (Harry) Fedoriw, Beaver Dams, NY; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd VanPelt, Corning, NY and Jacob VanPelt, Corning, NY; sisters, Marcia, California, Betty Houghtaling, Bradford, NY and Nettie VanPelt; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by a son, Zenith Conrad Reese; grandson, Troy Landon; great grandson, Ryan Scott; step-son, Eugene Clark; step-daughter, Loretta Clark and step-grandson, Michael Stebbins and step-granddaughter, Stacy Wilson. Friends and family are invited to Lucy's Life Celebration on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Robert Shuey officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Star Gazette - November 30, 2010
, Elwin E. -Elwin E. , 78, of Tioga, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He was born on April 4, 1939, in Freeman, N.Y., a son of Charles W. and Edna M. (Daily) . Elwin was the husband of Patricia (Cummings) . He worked at Ingersoll- Rand for over 40 years. Elwin is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, William (Sherry) of Tioga, Elwin "Les" (Mary) of Lexington, S.C.; a daughter, Lori (Terry Keith) Benson of Tioga; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry of Middlebury Center; a sister, Patty (Llewellyn) of Caton, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Young, Doris , Marilyn; two brothers, David and Dennis. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A service will immediately follow at noon with Pastor Jim Stearns officiating. Burial will be held in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with expenses. - Mansfield Gazette, 21 September 2017
VanZILE Genevieve Elizabeth Betty Sumner
age 85, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Betty was born December 1, 1926 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of George Fred and Edith VanZile. She married Omer R. Sumner on September 21, 1947 and celebrated their 65th anniversary this year. Betty dedicated her life to the care of family and friends. She enjoyed her garden, flowers, bird watching, family gatherings and dinners. Betty is survived by her husband, Omer; a son, Gary Sumner of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Warren Meaker of Palmyra, NY; former daughter-in-law, Gwen Freeman; a niece, Marie Cummings of Wellsboro, PA; special niece, Joyce (Dale) Howey of Wellsboro, PA; a granddaughter, Laura Elizabeth (Sumner) (Abdel) (Marcus) Oueddir; two great grandchildren, Lillyana and Ayman; several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 2 brothers; Fred and Arthur VanZile; a niece, Anna Howey; 4 brothers-in-law, Dick Frank, Ralph, Ray and Bob Sumner; 4 sisters-in-law, Ruth Thomas, Bernice Cleveland, Ethel Verbanic and Dorothy Sumner. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. David E. Blowers, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Wellsboro Gazette - October 8, 2012 A headstone is in TCMG listing
VANVOLKENBURG –BERNICE I. MCGERL, 78, of Carleton
Nursing Home, Wellsboro died Monday, May 12, 1997 at Soldiers and Sailors
Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 12, 1919 in Ripley, N.Y., she was
a daughter of Ralph and Cora McGan VanVolkenburg. Preceding her in death
were a brother, Frank VanVolkenburg and a sister, Dora Hodge. Surviving
are a son, Richard Utegg of Bath, Pa., three daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene
and Rodrick Parthemer of Mansfield, Joyce and David Colson of Jamestown, N.Y.,
Judy and Paul Woodward of Harrisburg; two brothers, Lee VanVolkenburg of
Westfield, N.Y., and John VanVolkenburg of Fredonia, N.Y.; two sisters, Mildred
Wassink of Sherman, N.Y. and Nellie Johnson of Westfield, N.Y.; seven
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held
Wednesday, May 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 15 from 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held there Thursday immediately following the calling hours
with the Rev. Rod McMurray officiating. Burial will be made in the Tioga
County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. –McKay Scrapbook