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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

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga County Pennsylvania 

 

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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

 

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SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

ANDRUS –EVELYN MAE MATSON, 78, of 78 Troy St., Canton, died Feb. 21, 1987, at her home following an extended illness.  She was born July 20, 1908, at Union Township, Tioga County, a daughter of William and Nettie Doney Andrus.  Mrs. Matson was a retired dairy farmer and school bus driver.  She was a member of the East Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed using her C.B. radio where her handle was “Limpy”.  Surviving are a daughter, Linda Matson, at home; on grandson Donald Earl Day, Roaring Branch; four granddaughters, Jean Day, Connie Day, both of Roaring Branch, Sharon Wesneski, Alba, and Donna Kohler, Linden; eight great-grandchildren; aunt-Gertrude Brinser; three step-sons and their families, John Matson, Canton RD 2, Laurence Matson, Canton, Robert Matson, Alba; step-father Lester E. Rinebold and his family, Canton.  She was predeceased by husband, Leon J. Matson on Dec. 24, 1963 and a son and daughter-in-law, Donald Day on Feb. 4, 1981 and Beverly Day on Feb. 7, 1986.  Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, with the Rev. Raymond Droll, of the Canton Calvary Alliance Church and the Rev. Michael West, of the Canton First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery in Liberty Township.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service.  The Canton Ambulance Association or the Salvation Army. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BASTION –MRS. MARGARET RAKER, age 91, formerly of Liberty, Pa. Friday, April 17, 1981 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa.  Friends may call at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Monday April 20th at 1 p.m. until time of funeral and committal service at 2 p.m. Rev. John Shypulsfski officiating.  Burial in Union Cemetery, Liberty, Pa.  Survived by daughters, Bernardine Alexander of Blossburg, Pa., Mrs. Margaret Repard of Lemon Grove, Cal., sons, John Raker of Salladasburg, Pa., George Alvin Raker of Corning, NY; Glenn Raker of Canton, Pa., Russell Raker of Auburn, Cal., Robert E. Raker of Liberty, Pa., Keith Raker of Horseheads, NY; 21 grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BECK –CATHERINE FULMER, 61, Roaring Branch, diedat home while surrounded by her family, November 2. 2005.  Born in East Point, PA, on March 31, 1944, she was one of nine children in the family of the late Willard T. and M. Elizabeth (Sechrist) Beck.  She was a graduate of Liberty High School, class of 1962.  She married Robert John Fulmer, December 19, 1964 at the East Point United Methodist Church.  They were blessed with four daughters and over 40 years together.  Caring for her family and home were most important in Cathy’s life.  She also enjoyed working at a variety of jobs including being a caregiver, a seamstress, and cook.  She was a faithful member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover and also enjoyed volunteering for the Endless Mts. Pregnancy Care Center, Canton.  Surviving are: her beloved husband, Bob, at home; children, Alice and Joseph Hopple, Milford, DE; Eileen and Jeffrey Deutschle, Granville Summit, Rebecca Fulmer, Williamsport, Peggy and Matthew Dixon, Brisbane, Australia; grandchildren, Nathan Dixon and Meriam, Gretta and Naomi Deutschle; brothers and sisters, Russell (Betty) Beck, Naylor, GA; Mary (Charles) Messner, Roaring Branch; Harford (Alice) Beck, Elmira Heights; Helen (Howard) Antes; Gillett; William (Phyllis) Beck, PLeesburg, FL; George (Florence) Beck, Ralston; and Harry (Virginia) Beck, Pennsdale; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and dear friends.  In addition to her parents, a brother, Carl Willard Beck, predeceased Mrs. Fulmer.  The funeral was held Nov. 7 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. James House officiating.  Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty.  The family suggests memorials in her name be made to the St. John’s United Methodist Church, 11 E. Union Street, Canton, PA or to the Endless Mts. Pregnancy Care Center, 8 W. Main St., Canton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BECK –ROSANNA N. GARDNER, on the afternoon of Dec. 4, 2005, longtime Trout Run resident, Rosanna N. (Beck) Gardner, 91, diedquietly at Valley View Nursing Center.  Born in Union Township, Tioga County on August 15, 1914, she was the daughter of William H. and Mary E. (Moyer) Beck.  In Joy of 1932, she was united in marriage to Earl E. Gardner, and together they raised a family and shared almost 47 years until his passing in 1978.  Mrs. Gardner was a true homemaker.  She enjoyed growing and canning her own vegetables.  Nothing pleased her more than cooking for a large group.  Her homemade breads and pies were well known to many.  They never was a store bought baked good in her house.  In later years, when she took in hunters, Mrs. Gardner treated them to the same delicious meals that had delighted her family.  About 1960 Mrs. Gardner engaged in a new hobby, rug weaving on a hand loom.  She became so proficient at this craft that she was often called upon to do demonstrations for groups such as Tioga County Early Days, a group in which she was a life member.  She was demonstrating her weaving skills as recently as November of this year.  Mrs. Gardner was also a woman of faith, and an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Williamsport.  Surviving are her sons, Jacob A. (Zelda) Gardner, Williamsport, Timothy L. Gardner, Gene A. (and Holly) Gardner, Williamsport, and Gary O. (and Linda) Gardner, Bodines; daughters, Faye (and Virgil) Wheeland, Montoursville, Joane (and Luther) Dundore, Myerstown, PA, and Wanda Gardner, Bodines; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; daughters, Virginia and Elma Gardner; brother, Willard Beck; and grandsons, John and Brett Reeder.  Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 8th, from 10 to noon at the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 North Center Street, Canton.  Services will follow at 12 with Pastor Beverly Cotner officiating.  Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  The family suggests that memorials be directed to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, c/o Margaret Harer, 170 Pine Summit Rd., Williamsport, Pa.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

BECK
Willard T. Age 93, lifelong resident of the East Point area, died peacefully while surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born March 2, 1908 in Jackson Twp., (Liberty) the only son of William H. and Mary Elizabeth (Moyer) Beck. A respected and well-known man, he truly cared about his neighbors and community, always volunteering in any way. He was married to his beloved wife, Elizabeth Sechrist for 67 years. She preceded him in death on October 10, 1995. Willard was a "Jack of all Trades". In addition to operating the family's dairy farm, he worked as a carpenter and mechanic. He was employed for many years by the former Krise Motors in Canton. Mr. Beck was a hard working man who took great pride in an honest day's work. In the early 1970's, he built his own home from the ground up. Willard continued this lifelong work ethic well into his 90's. Mr. Beck was a member of the East Point Methodist Church. A life long member of the Sebring Grange No. 1047 and Pamona Grange, serving as a Grange Master and holding other offices. He was a trustee of the Old East Point and Union Cemeteries and was caretaker of the Union Cemetery for 47 years until 2001. Willard loved his family. He was a supportive, gentle but strict father who believed in doing things right the first time. he was a great conversationalist, storyteller and keen woodsman. His hobbies including hunting, fishing, gardening and growing flowers. Survived by: 5 sons, Russell (Betty) Beck of Lakeland, GA, Harford (Alice) Beck of Elmira Heights, William (Phyllis) Beck of Canton, George (Florence) Beck of Ralston, Harry (Virginia) Beck of Pennsdale; 3 daughters, Mary (Charles) Messner, Catherine (Robert) Fulmer all of Roaring Branch, Helen (Howard) Antes of Gillett; 42 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren; a sister, Reseanna Gardner of Bodines; a sister-in-law, Catherine (Glenn) Raker of Canton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Carl Willard Beck in 1959; 2 grandsons; 3 great grandsons and a sister, Ethel Beck. Friends may call 11:00 AM - Noon Monday, January 28, 2002 at the East Point Church. A memorial service will immediately follow with his pastor, Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial will be held at Union Cemetery, Liberty, at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers and suggest that those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Beck's memory to the Liberty Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 126, Liberty, PA 16930 or to the E. Point U.M. Church at RR1 Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA 17765.

BECKHORN EDNA M. WHEATON
Edna M. Wheaton, 90, formerly of Riverside Manor, Westfield, died Thursday, Jan. 14, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Born April 16, 1897 in Erin, NY, she was the daughter of Ebb and Elizabeth McDowell Beckhorn. She was a housewife and a member of the Valley Grange. Preceding her in death were her husband, Alonzo, in 1972, and three sons, Cecil, Albert and Aaron. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Lenarda Wheaton of Bradford, NY, and Wilford and Lois Wheaton of Westfield; daughters, Lucille Smith of Elmira, NY, Ileana Gee and Alma Oldroyd, both of Lawrenceville; daughter and son-in-law, Lovilla and William VanWoert of Red Bluff, Calif.; 21 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Monday, Jan. 18, at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Westfield.  The Rev. Duane Burdick officiated. Burial was made in Union Cemetery, Farmington Township. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

BRYAN - Rebecca Mase, 83, of Liberty, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at her home. Born Sept. 27, 1925, in Liberty, she was the daughter of Albert F. and Hazel McCracken Bryan. Rebecca married Donald "Baldy" Mase, on March 14, 1946. They were married for 63 years until his death on May 18, 2009. She attended grade school in Burlington, N.J. Rebecca was an avid bowler for 37 years, having bowled for the Mansfield Bowling League. Surviving children include Cindy (Larry) Kreger of Liberty, Bonnie Tully of Williamsport, Marcie (Bernard) Williams of Liberty; six grandchildren, Dawn Clark, Donnie Kreger, Lon Williams, Jill DuVall, Bill Tully, Leigh-Ann Aiken; ten great-grandchildren; MacKenzie and Emily Clark, Noah, Titus, Caleb, and Silas Williams, Audry Aiken, Allison and Spencer DuVall and Olivia Tully. Also surviving are a sister Betty Harter of Elmira, N.Y. and a brother Jan Bryan of Lutz, Fla. Friends will be received Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Bible Church; officiating will be Pastor Lon Williams. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Liberty Bible Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.

BRINSER –MARY BRINSER URBAN, 83, Blossburg and formerly of Liberty, PA died Nov. 1, 1995, at Broad Acres Nursing home, Wellsboro, PA, where she had been a resident for a short time.  Mrs. Urban was born at East Point, Jan. 8, 1912, a daughter of Daniel and Almeda (Landon) Brinser.  She was the widow of Arthur D. Urban and was predeceased by a son, Norman D. Urban, 1982.  Mrs. Urban was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church East Point; a member and past president of Robert F. Snyder V.F.W. Post Ladies Auxiliary, Liberty, PA; and was a dietician for the former Blossburg State Hospital until her retirement in 1974.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Litzleman, Liberty; sister, Mrs. Helen Wise, Williamsport; grandchildren, Mark Litzleman, Texico, New Mexico, Mrs. Deborah Berstier, Trout Run, Mrs. Tammy Hopkins and Mrs. John Nickerson both of Liberty.  The funeral service was held November 4 from the Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg, with Rev. Daniel May, pastor of the Liberty Lutheran Church, officiating.  Committal and interment was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

FERD F. BRION of 903 Sullivan St.  Body at Holy-Keck Funeral Home where friend may call today (March 21, 1957) and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. William H. Willits.  Union Cemetery, Liberty, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/21/1957

BROWN
Brown, Albert (Al) age 84 of Troy, Pa., Wednesday, March 28, 1973 at the Troy Community Hospital after an extended illness. Body is at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, no calling hours. Funeral service will be held there Friday 2 p.m. Rev. Jack Wise, Burial in Union Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Aquais of San Diego, Calif.; three sons, Cecil J. Brown of Tunkhannock, Pa., Dr. Lawrence W. Brown and Lyell K. Brown, both of Troy; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He owned and operated the William Penn Restaurant in Troy for 37 years. He was a life member of the Elmira Elks Lodge.

 

LAMONT BUTTERS, 60, during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 19, 2005, well-known LeRoy Township resident Lamont Eugene Butters diedat the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was 60 years of age.  Born in Williamsport on July 24, 1944, he was the only child of the late Emery C. and Julia E. (Tebo) Butters.  As a youth, Lamont displayed a strong academic aptitude and with his analytical mind it was only natural the he should pursue the civil engineering profession.  He graduated third in his class of at Canton Area High School in 1962, and second in his class at Penn State’s School of Engineering, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1966.  He continued his education at Perdue University, where he earned his master’s degree in 1968.  His scholastic achievements earned him membership in both Chi Epsilon and Sigma Tau honor societies.  It was during his college years that Mr. Butters married the love of his life, Jeanne Sherwood.  They were united in marriage on Sept. 11, 1965 and together they raised three sons and a daughter.  Mr. Butters was a professor of civil engineering at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport and was an active member of the faculty until his recent health issues forced him to take leave.  In his spare time, Mr. Butters enjoyed his hobby farm, where he raised Herefords.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association, a coach for the LeRoy Little League and a past Cub Scout master for Pack 3 in Canton.  He served for 15 years as president of the LeRoy Community Association.  Along with his father, he helped establish the LeRoy Old Home Days and helped to construct the ball field.  Mr. Butters was a man with a deep, abiding faith in the Lord.  He was an active member of the Grover Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and taught the adult class for many years.  He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who always placed the well-being of his family before all other priorities.  Mr. Butters is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Jeanne, at home; sons, Thomas and Cassandra Butters of Canton, Michael and Laura Butters of Duncansville, Pa., and Jaime and Jennifer Butters of Elmira, N.Y.; daughter, Ashley Butters of LeRoy; and grandchildren, Adam, Katelyn, Brandon, Madelyn, Rachel and Joshua Butters as well as several cousins.  A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Grover Church of Christ with Pastor Will Strunk officiating.  Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  The family will provide the flowers and asks that memorials be directed to the Grover Church of Christ Memorial Fund, c/o Grover Church of Christ, Grover, Pa.  Professional services have been entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

BUTTERS –PEARL E. SECHRIST, 76 Liberty died February 25, 1993 at home.  Born July 22, 1916 in Roaring Branch, she was the daughter of William H. and Minnie Goods Butters.  She was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Church Women; a member of the Sebring Grange.  Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Clifford L. Sechrist; three daughters, Mrs. Norma Jean Compton, Liberty, Mrs. Barbara Jane Spring, Cogan Station and Mrs. Sharon JoAnn Covell, Bath, NY; one son, Scott L. Sechrist, Montoursville; one brother, Emory Butters, Leroy; 10 grandchildren.  Services were held from the Liberty Lutheran Church, February 28, with the Rev. Daniel May, her pastor officiating.  Arrangements were under the direction of Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Lutheran Church, RR 1, Box 95, Liberty, PA or the Home Health Care Services of North Penn Health Center, 520 Ruah St., Blossburg, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

 

Wellsboro Agitator, 8 December 1937, p1

Shot His Wife, Killed Himself

William Butters, of East Point, Used the Carbon Monoxide Method to End His Life

BUTTERS William

GOOD Minnie

William Butters, aged 47 years, of East Point, who had been in poor health for the past two years, shot his wife [Minnie Good Butters], aged 40, late Monday afternoon, and committed suicide by sealing up his car and using a host to conduct exhaust fumes into the car, carbon monoxide causing his death. Mr. & Mrs. Butters are survived by five children. Coroner William F. White, of Wellsboro, made an investigation Monday night, and announced that an inquest will not be necessary. Funeral services Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Butters’ parents, Mr. & Mrs. Elliott Good, near Liberty; burial in the Union cemetery near East Point.

 

CAMPBELL JESSIE E. HERMAN, 80, of Roaring Branch RD 1 died Tuesday, May 17, 1988 at the Witt Home, Nauvoo, Pa.  Born Sept. 9, 1907 at Yorktown, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of Willard and May Jenkins Campbell.  She was a retired machinist with the former J.P. Ward Foundry, Blossburg.  Mrs. Herman was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover.  She was also a member of the Sebring Grange No. 1047.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Edwina and Victor Miller, with whom she made her home; a granddaughter and her husband, Elizabeth and Dennis Wertz of Birdsboro, Pa.  Nieces, nephews and cousins also survived.  She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Herman.  A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 21, 1988 at 1 p.m. in the Union Cemetery, Liberty RD 1, with the Rev. Richard Leonard, her pastor, officiating.  There will be no visitation.   Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Liberty, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review.

COOK Ann Maria - Mrs. Ann Maria Prethero entered peacefully into rest at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, January 29, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. William R. Logan. Mrs. Prethero was born at Wells, Monmouthshire, England, July 4, 1822. She married Joseph England, with whom she came to America in 1848, settling at Dansville, Pa. After his death she became the wife of Charles Prethero at Ferrandsville, Pa, in 1854. In 1856 the family came to Blossburg and has since been numbered among the most respected of Tioga County’s residents. Mrs. Prethero was devoted to her home and family and was ever ready to help the suffering and needy. She is survived by the following children: Mrs.Emma Roberts, Parsons, Pa; Samuel England, Scranton, Pa.; George England, Mrs. Elizabeth Logan, Mrs. Anna Grenell, Blossburg; Mrs. Susie Richards, Youngstown, O.; Mrs. F. E. Burgess, Thomas Prethero, Antrim; Mrs. Henry Broughton, Springfield, Pa.; James Prethero, Dansville, Ky. The funeral arrangements have not been announced at the time of going to press. - Newspaper unknown

COOK Ann Maria - Mrs. Ann Maria Prethero, aged 85 years, died last Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William R. Logan, in Blossburg, after a long illness. She was born at Wells, Monmouthshire, England, July 4, 1822. She married Joseph England, with whom she came to America in 1848 settling at Danville, Pa. After his death she became the wife of Charles Prethero, at Farrandsville, Pa, in 1854. In 1856 the family removed to Blossburg. She is survived by 11 children. Mrs. Emma Roberts of Parsons, Pa, Samuel England of Scranton, Pa., George England, Mrs. Elizabeth Logan, and Mrs. Anna Grenell of Blossburg, Mrs. Susie Richards of Youngstown, O., Mrs. F. E. Burgess and Thomas Prethero of Antrim, Mrs. Henry Broughton of Springfield, Mrs. C. E. Burgess of Wellsboro, and James Prethero of Dansville, Ky. Mrs. Prethero was an estimable woman, devoted to her family and friends and her death is mourned by all who knew her. - Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, February 5, 1908 Notes: Mrs. C.E. Burgess is Harriet (Hattie) Prethero. Mrs. F.E. Burgess is Martha Prethero. Mrs. Henry Broughton is Mary E. Prethero.  Ann Maria Cook England Prethero is buried in the Old (Union) Blossburg cemetery. (Information from Georgia Evans)

COOK – Edward M. Cook, 68, of Liberty RD, died Saturday, March 11, 1961. He was a retired employee of Otis Elevator at Springfield, NJ. Survived by wife Mrs. Pearl Werline Cook; daughters, Mrs. Lois Akerley and Mrs. Norma Gordon, both of Lebanon, NJ; Mrs. Nancy Kimble of Mansfield; brother, Magnus R. Cook of Hartford, Conn., Malcolm Cook with State Department in Europe; sisters, Mrs. Marian Smith of Conn., Mrs. Ruth Callender of New York City; 7 grandchildren. Funeral service was Tuesday at 2 PM in the Union Church near Liberty. Interment in Union Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 15 March 1961, p.4

EDWARD MAIN COOK, 68, of Liberty RD, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home this morning, Saturday, March 11, 1961.  He was a retired employee of the Otis Elevator Co., Springfield, NJ.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Springfield.  Mr. Cook was a member of F & AM Lodge 190 at Milburn, NJ and the Williamsport Consistory. Surviving are his wife, the former Pearl Werline;  three daughters: Mrs. Lois Akerly and Mrs. Norman Gordon of Lebanon, NJ;  Mrs. Nancy Kimble of Mansfield; two brothers; Magnus of Hartford, Conn.; Malcolm G in the diplomatic service in Europe;  three sisters: Mrs. Marian Smith of Conn.; Mrs. Ruth Calender of NJ;  Miss Madelyn Cook of NY City.  There are seven grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Union Cemetery.  Friends may call at Bastian’s, Liberty from 7 to 9 p.m.  Williamsport Sun Gazette - March 11, 1961  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

COOK Lois C. Akerley
92, of Fish Road, Wellsboro, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Elmer H. Akerley whom she married Sept. 19, 1942. Lois was born July 14, 1918 in East Orange, N.J., the daughter of the late Edward and Pearl Werline Cook.  She was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City and had worked for Mental Health Associates in Flemington, N.J. and for Wilson Products. Lois was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, served as a Girl Scout leader, was an avid reader and active in her church. Surviving are her husband, Elmer; son, E. Holland Akerley and his wife, Martina of Carson City, Nev.; daughter, Lynn A. Sande and her husband, Alfred, Cumming of Georgia; sister, Nancy C. Kimble and her husband, Richard of Liberty; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Norma Gordon.  Friends and family are invited to Lois's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Salvation Army, 457 Market St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701.  Wellsboro Gazette - December 14, 2010

COX –ELIZABETH M. ROUTE, 75, formerly of Ogdensburg, Pa., diedon Monday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2006 at the Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Unit in Towanda.  Liz was born on Oct. 7, 1930 in Ogdensburg Pa., the daughter of the late Allen and Margaret (Schmelzle) Cox.  She graduated from Canton High School with the class of 1948. Liz worked for many years as manager of W. O. Kilmer Building Supplies in Grover. Later, Liz was employed by Canton Manufacturing until her retirement, where she had many special friends.  She was a faithful member of the Ogdensburg church of Christ. Liz enjoyed many things in life; spending time with her family and grandchildren, camping, shopping, ceramics, gardening and canning.  She was an adored for her icicle pickles.  She loved having a cup of coffee while looking at the beauty of God’s creation. Liz also had a special talent in singing hymns for the Lord. She raised a family of seven children with a lot of love, which has left many lasting memories. She learned to laugh at their mistakes and support them in life.  Surviving are: her beloved husband of 14 years, Howard J. Route of Canton; six children, Kathy (Kilmer) and Dale Best of Gibson, Pa., Krista (Kilmer) Lepper of Canton; Earl and Jolene Kilmer of New Waterford, Ohio; Margaret (Kilmer) and James Lewis of Troy; and Doris (Kilmer) and Michael Wood of Canton; and Connie (Kilmer) and Michael Stiner of Canton; a step-daughter, Teresia Weller of Brown, Ronald Palmer, Bobbie Jean Palmer, Robert Lepper, Brian Lepper, Shannon Pepper, Tricia Vermilya, Terra Vermilya, Earl “Boomer” Kilmer, Jason Brown, Jennie Stiner, Jeremiah Brown, Jedediah Brown, Abagail Lewis, Anna Lewis, Ian Wood, Quentin Stiner and Mason Stiner; four step-grandchildren, Gina Willow, Harry Groover, David Groover and Nicky Morrison; 26 great-grandchildren; eight special nieces and nephews and many cousins, a sister, Dorothy Kilmer of Covington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard Cease of Troy and Melvin (Joan) Route of Ogdensburg.  Liz was predeceased by her daughter, Karen (Kilmer) Swick; sister, Esther Cease; and brother-in-law, Lionel Kilmer.  Her family invites friends to call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. The funeral service will follow on Friday with Rev. Bill Shepherd officiating.  Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorials to the Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit’s Resident Activity Fund or to Memorial Hospice, both at 1 Hospital Dr., Towanda, Pa., or to the Ogdensburg Church Choir, RR 1 Box 111A Roaring Branch, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

 

CRAWFORD Joan E. Ulmer

78, Liberty, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Gate House.  Born in Iowa in 1934, she was the daughter of Mrs. and Mr. James Crawford.  Joan was married to Fred Ulmer, Liberty.  She was a member of Liberty Lutheran Parish.  Surviving Joan in addition to her husband Fred, are her children, Fred L. Ulmer and wife Debbie, Haines City, Fla.; Lora Stanley, Concord, N.H.; Kim Connelly and husband James, Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Joan was preceded in death by her son, Clay Ulmer. Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Liberty Lutheran Church, Liberty.  Funeral services will follow the viewing at 1 p.m. with Rev. Richard Mowery officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Gatehouse Hospice Unit, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – February 28, 2013

 

DECOURSEY –M. MILDRED FORER, 90, of Liberty RD 1, died Feb. 2, 1987, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Her husband, Charles M. Forer, died Feb. 5, 1981.  She was born Aug. 15, 1896, at Liberty Twp., a daughter of Charles and Harriet Merrell DeCoursey.  She was a member of East Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church, its Polyanna Class and Ladies Aid Society.  Mrs. Forer had been a member and treasurer of the former Union Church at Liberty Twp.  A homemaker, she had helped her husband with the family farm.  Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Alvin and Lois Forer, with whom she lived, Donald and Betty Forer, Cranbury, NJ and Richard and Margaret Forer, Liberty; a daughter and son-in-law, Harriet and John Roby, Elmira, NY, seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Wednesday from the Morse and Kleese’s Funeral Home, Liberty, with burial in Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp., with Rev. David Shultz, her pastor officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be forwarded to East Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Mrs. Forer’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RICHARD W. DECOURSEY, 76, Liberty RR 1, diedApril 3, 1999 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness.  He was born on March 3, 1923 at their home in Liberty Twp., the only son of the late Frank and Margaret Krise DeCoursey.  He was a graduate of Liberty High School and acquired his family’s century farm in Liberty Twp. where he saw to the daily operations until 1989 when failing health no longer permitted him to continue.  Mr. DeCoursey also worked as a livestock dealer and was manager for the Troy Livestock Sales for several years.  Memberships include the Union United Methodist Church, Liberty Twp. and he was a former member of the Knights of Pithias and was a charter member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club.  Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, the former Florence Fitch, at home; sons and daughter-in-law, Tracy A. DeCoursey, Williamsport and Lee A. and Karen DeCoursey, Wellsboro; grandchildren, Mathew, Emmy and Chancey DeCoursey.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt, Kathryn Krise in 1966.  The funeral service was held April 6 at the Pepper funeral Home, Canton, with Pastor Rev. Joy Bement, officiating.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp.  The family suggests memorials be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. DeCoursey’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Richard Wayne DECOURSEY, 76, of Liberty RR 1, PA diedSaturday, April 3, 1999 at the Green Home in Wellsboro following a lengthy illness.  He was born the only son of the late Frank and Margaret Krise DeCoursey on March 3, 1923 at their home in Liberty Township.  Dick was a graduate of Liberty High School.  He acquired his family’s Century Farm in Liberty Twp. where he saw to its daily operations until 1989 when failing health permitted his to continue.  Dick also worked as a livestock dealer and was a manager of the Troy Livestock sales for several years.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Florence, at home; sons and daughter-in-law, Tracy A. DeCoursey of Williamsport and Lee A. and Karen DeCoursey of Wellsboro; three grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton on April 6 with Pastor Joy Bement officiating and interment to be in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp., PA.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Richard DeCoursey’s memory.   Troy Gazette Register

DOTY PAMELIA R - Mrs. Pliny Wood died at her home on Willow st., in Athens, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, after an illness of about two weeks. She was the daughter of the Rev. John Doty, and was born in Smithfield in 1832, where she lived until about 12 years ago when she moved to this place. She is survived by two sons, Frank and George, and one daughter, Elizabeth, all of Athens, one brother, James Doty of Smithfield and one sister, Mrs. M. D. Bullock of Athens.  The funeral services will be held at her late home, Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Interment in Smithfield Friday morning. TGR 1902

DUCOTEY JULIA MARSHALL
Mrs. Julia Marshall, aged 7o years, died at her home near Roar-ing Branch Monday afternoon. She had been ill for some time.- Surviving are two daughters,Mrs. Almera Kendig, of Liberty;Miss Arta Marshall, of Elmira,  five sons, Fred and Melvin, at home; Anson, of Marsh Hill; Elwin of Geneva; Halan, of Venice, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. William Palmatier,of English Center; Mrs.Jane Bower, of Trout Run; two brothers, Charles Ducotey, of Wilijamsport and -William- Ducotey,of Akron, Ohio.Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 o'clock Thursday, Rev. W. A. Moser, of Liberty,officiating; burial in the Union cemetery.

DUTKIEWICZ  -DOROTHY MARIE ‘DOT’ RAUSCHER, 58, roaring branch 9Liberty Twp.) diedat her home, while surrounded by family, November 4, 1997.  Born April 25, 1939, in Roxboro Philadelphia, Pa, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Elizabeth Gaul Dutkiewicz.  She was a loving mother and caregiver; a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Ralston and was a social member of the Marine Corps League in Ralston.  On May 3, 1958 she married George Rausher in Philadelphia.  Together they have shared 39 years of marriage.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons William Sr. and Deborah Rausher, Turbotville, Pa and David Rausher, Mill Hall, grandchildren, William J., Laura, and Jake Rauscher, sisters, Betty Blei and Jody Winterbottom, both of Roxboro Philadelphia; brother, Chester Dutkiewicz Jr., of Florida; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, George Rausher, Jr., April 18, 1983.  Transferal prayers were held November 7 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with funeral liturgy following at St. Aloysius Church, Ralston with Pastor Rev. Bert S. Kozen, as Celebrant.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery Liberty Twp.  The family suggest memorials be directed to the North Penn Home Health Hospice, Blossburg, Pa in Mrs. Wausher's memory. -Canton Independent Sentinel.

AMANDA SUE FORER:  Amanda Sue Forer, two-day-old daughter of Miles Jr. and Janet Yeager Forer, of Roaring Branch RD I, died Friday, Aug. 24, 1973, in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  She was born Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1973, in the Troy Community Hospital and then transferred to the hospital in Sayre. Surviving, besides her parents, are a brother, Jeffrey, at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Yeager, of Arnot; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Helen Forer, of Roaring Branch RD 1; maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Mary H. Yeager, of Arnot, and Mrs. Blanche Stradley, of Wellsboro, and a paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ora Forer, of Wellsboro. Graveside services were held Monday in Union Cemetery, Liberty RD. The Rev. Clarence G. Walters, pastor of the Eastpoint United Brethren church, officiated.

FREY –EDNA L. MOYER, a long-time resident of Ralston, diedunexpectedly Tuesday, February 17, 1998, at her home.  She was born March 19, 1918 in Caledonia, NY, a daughter of the late Robert & Violet Campbell Frey.  She was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1936.  She married Charles Moyer on October 1, 1938, in Avis, PA.  The couple made their home in Ralston for over fifty years.  She was a former Sunday School teacher and an active member of the Ralston United Methodist Church for over fifty years.  She was also a member of the Ralston Senior Citizens and the Ralston fire Auxiliary.  Edna loved to shop and also enjoyed reading, working with crafts and crocheting.  In recent years, Edna and Charles especially enjoyed traveling throughout the US.  She is survived by her loving husband, Charles, at home; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Gene Brion, Liberty; three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Jr. & Frances Moyer, Trout run, Richard & Becky Moyer, Ralston, Jim & Trudy Moyer, Canton; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; three brothers, dean Frey, Blossburg; Robert Frey, Ralston; and William Frey, Liberty; several nieces nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Moyer was preceded in death by three brothers: Walter, John and Donald Frey; and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Canfield.  The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 1998 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with her Pastor, Phyllis Hunter, officiating.  Interment will be held in Union Cemetery, Liberty, PA.  The family will provide flowers and requests that memorials be directed to Ralston United Methodist Church, Ralston, PA in Mrs. Moyer'’ memory.

FREY - William R. Frey, 84, of Liberty Township, Pa., died Dec. 14, 2009, at the Williamsport Hospital.  William Ross was born on Feb. 15, 1925, in Roaring Branch, a son of the late Robert C. and Violet (CAMPBELL) Frey. He attended Roaring Branch and Canton schools.  Bill proudly served our country during World War II with General Patton's Third Army, 10th Armored "Tiger" Division and 21st Tank Battalion. He participated in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central European campaigns and saw action at the Battle of the Bulge.  On July 12, 1963, he married the former Eleanor MACKIEWICZ at the family's farm in Liberty. They later renewed their marriage vows in Canton's St. Michaels Catholic Church. He was a member of Liberty's V.F.W. Post 6755, a life-member of Ralston's Red Run Rod and Gun Club and a member of the Wheel Inn in Roaring Branch.  Bill was happiest when staying busy. In addition to more than 40 years of working at the Ward Foundry in Blossburg, he also served 25 years as a Deputy Game Warden, served with the Civil Air Patrol and was a former treasurer of Tioga County's Democratic Committee. A true steward of the land, Bill loved the outdoors, God's nature and improving the family farm. He was an avid reader of western stories, enjoyed visiting with friends and tinkering on cars.  Surviving are: his children, Theresa (Curtis) Dunlap of Roaring Branch, Violet (Barry) Banghart of Williamsport, William Frey II of Liberty and Charles Frey of Wellsboro; two grandchildren, Jaymes Dunlap and Rebekah Dunlap; a brother, Dean (Irene) Frey of Blossburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife Eleanor, Bill was predeceased by several siblings.  Calling hours are from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Pepper's in Canton with services following. Burial will be in Liberty's Union Cemetery with military honors accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Liberty Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 126, Liberty, PA 16930.  16 Dec. 2009, Towanda Daily Review.

FRITZCHE - LIBERTY – Mrs. Vesta F. McCarty, 92, of Fairbanks, Alaska, formerly of Liberty and Mansfield, who died Friday, Nov. 16, 1973, in the Fairbanks Nursing Home. She was the widow of James McCarty. Mrs. McCarty was born in Liberty on June 12, 1881, a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James Fritzsche. Surviving are a son, E.Ellsworth, and a daughter, Mrs. Doris M. Southall, both of Fairbanks, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty, Pa.

FRITZSCHE - VESTA McCARTHY
 Vesta McCarthy, 93, who had a varied career of school teaching over 61 years died Nov. 16, 1973 at the Pioneer Home in Fairbanks, Alaska. Visitation and services were held at the Chapel of Chimes.  Interment was from the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. She was born June 12, 1881 in Liberty, Pa to Elizabeth and Joseph Fritzsche and graduated from Mansfield State College in 1899.  She also attended Binghamton School of Business in Binghamton, NY and Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa. During her professional career she taught in Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pa.; Mill Creek Township, Lycoming County, Pa.; Kane School District, McKean County, Pa.  She was also the house mother for the football team at Mansfield State College and was substitute teacher for the Fairbanks School District for 11 years. Teaching over the span of 61 years she last substituted at Fairbanks at the age of 82. When she was presented with an Alumni Citation at Mansfield State College at her 70th graduation anniversary there in 1969 for her contributions to mankind.  She was the first alumni so honored. Married to James McCarthy of Arnot, Pa., she was preceded in death by her husband and three son, Roy, Gordon, and James.  Gordon was killed while in the service in Germany during World War II, making her a Gold Star mother. Mrs. McCarthy pioneereed the Alcan Highway when it was first opened to the public and subsequently made 29 trips over the highway. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association, Int., Auxiliary American Legion in Mansfield, and active in the Lutheran Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Doris Southall, a retired school nurse from the Fairbanks School District and one son, J. Ellsworth McCarthy, former Principal of Lathrop High School, Fairbanks.  She is also survived by two grandsons, Jack Southall of Somerville, NJ and Edwin McCarthy of Geneva, NY and two great granddaughters, Karen and Heather McCarthy, also of Geneva. She had been a guest at the Pioneer Home for the past four years.

FRITZSCHE - - VESTA F. MCCARTY
 The funeral was held on Sunday for Mrs. Vesta F. McCarty, 92, of Fairbanks, Alaska, formerly of Liberty and Mansfield, who died Friday, Nov. 16, 1973, in the Fairbanks Nursing Home.  She was the widow of James McCarty. Mr. McCarty was born in Liberty on June 12, 1881, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Fritzsche. She was a former teacher in Fairbanks. Surviving are a son, E. Ellsworth, and a daughter, Mrs. Doris M. Southall, both of Fairbanks, two grandsons, Jack Southall of Long Island, NY, Edward McCarty Jr., Geneva, NY.; three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday in the East Point United Methodist Church.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty RD. Viewing will be at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield.  Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later. The Rev. Clarence Walters, pastor of the East Point Church, officiated.

 

FULMER Dorothy Snyder

77, long-time resident of Roaring Branch, PA died Saturday morning, October 6, 2012 at her home.  Dorothy was born on April 16, 1935 in Muncy Valley, PA, one of nine children in the family of the late Charles Edwin and Beatrice Ann (Sones) Fulmer.  As a young girl, Dorothy’s family moved to Roaring Branch where her parents established the Fulmer’s General Store. She attended school in Canton and graduated with the class of 1953. Dorothy will be best remember for her many years of employment and serving  as owner/operator of Roaring Branch’s well known eatery, The Midway Truck Stop. She was an active member of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church.  Her main interest in life was the love she shared with family, friends and her beloved cats. Dorothy possessed a strong will and wasn’t afraid to “tell it like it was”.   She will be dearly missed by her many family and friends.  Surviving are; a daughter, Karen (Randy) Gibson of Roaring Branch, a step-son, Barry Snyder of MI, five sisters and two brothers, Josephine Treat, Beverly Mead, Robert Fulmer, Harold Fulmer all of Roaring Branch, Mary Bedford of Gettysburg, Bonnie Terry of FL, Lucy Bigelow of Milroy, a special niece, Sherry (Mike) VanHorn of Canton, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Baker, son, Mike Baker, second husband William “Bill” Snyder and sister Helen O’Conners.  Dorothy’s family invites friends to call from 6– 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10th, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr., Canton.  A funeral service in celebration of her life will be Thursday 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with her pastor Ann Overmiller officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Liberty Twp., PA.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may consider a memorial in Dorothy’s name to the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66, Ralston, PA 17763.   Funeral home obituary – October 8, 2012

 

GLECKNER - Louise Margaret
01/09/2008 Susquehanna Independent
On the evening of Sunday, December 30, 2007, Louise Margaret (Gleckner) Parker, Montrose, Pa., diedquietly at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose.  She was 91 years of age. Born January 2, 1916, in Liberty Township, Tioga County PA., she was the daughter of Edward and Myrtle (Schanbacher) Gleckner. Louise was a 1935 graduate of Liberty High School.  Her husband of 49 years, the late L. Alton Parker, diedin 1991. Louise resided in Liberty Township until 2003, when she moved to Gracious Living Estates.  While living in Liberty, she was an active member of the community and was a founding member of 'The Widow's Club'.  Renowned for her cooking and baked goods, her culinary expertise was an important factor contributing to the success of the numerous community dinners in which she participated. In her spare time Louise enjoyed reading the daily newspaper and was skilled at the art of crocheting.  She was also a woman of faith who shared in the Christian fellowship of the Liberty Lutheran Church.  She will always be remembered as a devoted wife and mother. Louise is survived by her daughter Barbara (and Erik) O'Donnell, Crozet, Va.; her son Gary (and Theresa) Parker, Montrose; grandsons Michael Whitney, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Brett (and Desirea) Whitney, Norfolk, Va.; great-grandchildren, Chloe Whitney, Tuscaloosa, Vanessa, Michael and Marshal Whitney, Norfolk; cousins LaRene Ayres and Marie (and Floyd) Taylor, Canton; sister-in-law, Esther Gleckner, Pine City, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Attorney A. Romain Gleckner; sister, Loretta Shurer; brother-in-law, Edward Shurer; infant great-granddaughter, Laurel Whitney. Calling hours were held January 4, 2008, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Canton, Pa. Funeral services followed with Rev. David Byerly, pastor of the Liberty Valley Lutheran Parish, officiating.  Interment was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Liberty Valley Lutheran Parish, PO Box 132, Liberty, PA 16930. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman

 

GOOD Minnie – see Obituary for William BUTTERS

ROSCOE H. GOODALL:  Roscoe H. Goodall, 75, of Liberty, died Saturday. Aug. 4, 1973, at his home. Born Dec. 10, 1897, in Richmond Twp., Tioga County, he was a son of Herbert F. and Cally Youmans Goodall. He was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples. Mr. Goodall was also a member of Bloss Lodge 350, F&AM. He was formerly a partner in the Liberty Contracting Co. Surviving are his wife, the former Myrtle Guernsey; two daughters, Mrs. Bettejo Wagner, of Swarthmore, and Mrs. Bonnie Lee Davis, of Newbury, Mass.; a brother, Howard L., of Mansfield, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Liberty United Methodist Church. Burial was in Union Cemetery.  The Rev. Clarence G. Walters, pastor of the Liberty church, will officiate.

GROOVER –HELEN E. PARKER, 65, Liberty, diedJuly 29, 1991, at home.  Mrs. Parker was born February 25, 1926 in Union Township, a daughter of Harry and Minnie Ginnell Groover.  She was a 1943 graduate of Canton High School, a member of the East Point United Methodist Church, the Church’s Pollyanna Class and East Point Ladies Aid and a member of Sebring Grange #1047.  She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gerald W. (Buzz) Parker; five daughters, Mrs. JoAnn Black, Liberty, Mrs. Sandra P. Hall, State College, Mrs. Sheila Guillaume, Liberty, Mrs. Jane Hultz, Millerton, Mrs. Fern McNett, Canton; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Edwin Groover, Charles Groover, and Thomas A. Groover, all of Canton RD 2; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the East Point United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Clyde De-Shong III, pastor of the Port Treverton United Methodist Church and her former pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery.  Friends and family may call from 1:00-3:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial donations may be directed to H.R.I. Roswell Park, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

GRUVER, Thomas - Last Saturday, Thomas Gruver, a young farmer in the swamp district, was buried at Blossburg, his former home.  He leaves his wife and two children. Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Jan 1919

HALLETT - BURTON, Norma M.
Age 67, of 101 Iva Jen Rd., Harrison Valley, PA, died December 25, 2008 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. She was born February 25, 1941 in Tuscarora, NY, the daughter of Harry and Louise House Hallett. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse. She is survived by her husband, William J. Burton; son, Francis Burton, Harrison Valley; daughters, Marie (Charles) Zinck, Middlebury Center, PA, Annabelle (Tim) Ervin, Milesburg, PA, and Adelle (Bob) Husted, Osceola, PA; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Nora) Hallett, Middlebury Center, Robert (Sharon) Hallett, Georgia, and Richard Hallett, Cresco, PA; a sister, Virginia Potter, Palmyra, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her son, William; and sister, Barbara. Friends are invited to a memorial service for Barbara on Sunday, December 28, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA. The Rev. Larry O'Dell officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery of Farmington.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/27/2008

HARER –WINIFRED E. MASE.  On the afternoon of  Sunday, November21, 1999, Winifred Eva (Harer) Mase of Liberty diedquietly after a brief stay at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was 84 years of age.  Born March 18, 1915, in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of Fred and Adelia Harer.  Winifred grew up in East Point, Liberty Township and was a Liberty area resident for the remainder of her life.  She was a woman who appreciated beauty in all its manifestations.  She enjoyed the beauty of her flower garden and was well-known for her violets and her lilies.  Her “green thumb” often resulted in her producing such a surplus of flowering plants that she gave away more than she kept, thus contributing to the beauty of her neighbor’s gardens and her church.  Winifred also enjoyed creating beauty through her crocheting and needlepoint skills.  With this fondness for beauty it was no wonder that she devoted over 59 years of her life to the community as a beautician, operating her shop from her own home.  She knew the beauty of friendship and was never too busy to do a friend a favor or drive someone somewhere.  Even after she could no longer drive, Winifred would walk to the store or Post Office for her friends who were shut-in.  Winifred appreciated the beauty of our nation’s free elections and worked for many years on the local elections board.  And she knew the beauty of Jesus and served as a Sunday School teacher for many years, enlightening little children to the beauty of the Lord’s love.  On July 4, 1934, Winifred became the bride of Foster Mase and was blessed with a beautiful marriage and two daughters.  Winifred is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Foster Mase, at home; daughters Gloria Jean (David) Zeafla and Barbara (Alan) Roupp, all of Liberty; brothers Romain (Mildred) Harer of Liberty; Edwin (Katherine) Harer, East Point; sister Lenora Ante, Elmira; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Roupp.  Calling hours will be Wednesday, November 24, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty Lutheran Church.  Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, Inc. of Canton.  Contributions in Winifred’s name may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HERMAN –EDWINA HOWELL – On the afternoon of March 9, 2007, Canton resident Edwina Lucian (Herman) Howell, 65, diedquietly at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Born in Williamsport on April 22, 1941 she was the daughter of Edwin Thomas and Jessie Elaine Herman.  (Note: Jessie’s {Campbell) obit shows her husband as Howard Herman)  She was a caring, giving person, always wanting to help others, so it was natural she should pursue a career in nursing.  In previous years, she worked at Bradford County Manor as well as Dar-Way Nursing Home.  Most recently, she was employed by Futures Community Support Services in Towanda.  Mrs. Howell enjoyed doing handcrafts and her home was decorated with many of the beautiful creations she made.  Her church and her family were of the utmost importance in her life.  She was a long-time member of St. John United Methodist Church in Grover, PA.  She enjoyed the fellowship of her church and spending time with her loved ones at home.  She was a woman who knew and loved her Lord and drew upon the strength of her faith during life’s most troubled times.  Surviving are: her husband, Lewis Howell at home; daughter, Elizabeth (and Michael) Tyler, Birdsboro, PA; grandson, Dalton Tyler.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Jessie Thomas.  Services were held March 12 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, PA with the Rev. James House and Pastor Michael Wilson officiating.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Morse & Kleese Funeral home, Canton.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga County.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HETTING MARGARET AMANDA
Williamsport Grit - May 15, 1932
MRS. MARGARET A. WERLINE,wife of ISAAC WERLINE of Liberty, died recently at her home in Liberty. She leaves two sisters:  Mrs. D.M. King of Elizabethtown and MRS. T.J. CRIST of Jersey Shore; six children:  Mrs. Charles Cohick, Mrs. Cordy Drumater, and HERBERT WERLINE of Liberty, Mrs. James Waldron of Blossburg, Mrs. E.M.Cook of Springfield, N.J., and RUSSELL WERLINE of Canadaigua, N.Y. Services were held Wednesday at the home.  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce geopeg@adelphia.net

ALFRED D. HOLCOMB SR., 54 of 164 Sheridan Ave., Elmira Heights Friday, Sept. 3, 1954.  Former Elmira branch sales manager of International Harvester Co. and later employed by O’Neil Taxi Inc., member Jesse L. Colley Lodge, F&AM.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Arlean Holcomb; son, Alfred D. Holcomb, Jr. of Rome, N.Y.; daughters, Mrs. Barbara McArdle and Mrs. Nancy Erickson, both of Ovid, N.Y.; three grandchildren.  Funeral was held Monday at Morse Funeral Home, Canton, Pa.  Union Cemetery, liberty, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/1954

HOSTRANDER –BEVERLY MASE of Liberty died Saturday March 27, 2004, at Rose View Center Williamsport.  Born March 25, 1927, in Morris the daughter of Earl Bruce and Lillian Kohler Hostrander.  Beverly married Franklin Mase July 29, 1950.  Franklin preceded her in death on April 23, 1993.  Beverly was a 1945 graduate of Painted Post High School.  She was employed as a secretary for Liberty Township for 35 years and Liberty Borough for 46 years.  She was past secretary and treasurer for Tioga Co. Borough Association and a member of the former Liberty Untied Methodist Church.  Beverly’s enjoyment in life was her family.  Surviving is a son, Darrie (Gail) Mase of Liberty; a sister, Audrey H. (Fred) Whitcomb of Painted Post, N.Y.; a brother, John K. Hostrander of Painted Post, P.Y.; four grandchildren, Shelly (Robert) Clokey of Williamsport, Tricia (James) Sparks of Cogan Station, Brandon Mase of Liberty and Brittany Mase of Liberty, a great-grandchild, Ryan Robert Clokey of Williamsport; three sisters-in-law Joyce (Donald) Wheeland, Maxine Lawson and Marie Aylesworth all of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 30th, at the Liberty Independent Church in Liberty.  Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Harmick officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Liberty.  Memorial donations may be made to the Liberty Volunteer Fire Co., Willow St., Liberty, PA or to a charity of your choice.  Arrangements are being handled by the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.   –Williamsport

 

HULSLANDER Melinda Ferguson – Melinda Hulslander Ferguson was born June 5, 1850, in Sullivan township, being the seventh child of Peter and Amanda Hulslander, and died Aug. 6, 1919, of heart disease, at the home of her cousin, Mrs. Emma Stewart of Pine City, N.Y. where she had gone for a visit.  After attending township schools and the Mansfield Normal School she taught for a number of years studying music during the time.  In 1870 she was married to Levi Ferguson, of Austinville, going to North Carolina, where she taught school and music for a few years.  After coming back north they made their home in Liberty, where she continued teaching music until the death of Mr. Ferguson, three years ago when she went to Mainesburg to make her home with her sister.  She is survived by one brother, W. S. Hulslander of Dalton, Pa., and three sisters - Mrs. Mary Benedict of East Charleston; Mrs. Emma Colegrove of New York city and Mrs. Charlotte Robbins, of Mainesburg.  The funeral was held Aug. 8 at Liberty, conducted by the pastor of the Union Evangelical church, of which she was a member.  Burial beside her husband.  Generous and kind, always doing something for others, she leaves a large circle of mourning friends where she was known.  Wellsboro Agitator, 27 Aug. 1919

JAMES Emma “Smart” – The relatives of Mrs. James Smart, of Penfield, were notified of her death last Tuesday, following an operation.  Her maiden name was Emma James.  She is survived by her husband and two children, one sister, Mrs. Bert Keagle, of Burham; her stepmother, Mrs. Margaret James, and two half-brothers, Jesse and Reuben, of Arnot, and a half-sister, Miss Lettia, of Elmira.   Wellsboro Agitator 20 August 1919.


 

JONES - Margaret Mabel Jones Murray, age 77 of R. D. 6, Wellsboro, died November 9, 1976 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was born Dec. 10, 1899 at Roaring Branch, Tioga County PA.  She was the daughter of Richard and Clara Marquart Jones.  Mrs. Murray is survived by her husband Arthur J. Murray of R. D. 6 Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. Marion Mudge of Mansfield; three helf sisters: Mrs. Bertha Ostrander of Troy, Mrs. Harriet Gregory of Nauvoo and Mrs. Aldora Clark of R. D. 6, Wellsboro; two half brothers: Clayton Roupp of Pine Valley, NY and Clarence Roupp of Horseheads, NY.  Funeral services were held Friday,  November 12, 1976, at 10:30 AM at Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Reverend William Murphey officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.

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Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifClarence KEAGLE, 100, of Ella Street, Wilkinsburg, and a native of Liberty, died at his home Sunday, Sept. 14, 1980.Mr. Keagle would have observed his 101st birthday anniversary on Oct 23, 1980.Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth K. Watson, of Wilkinsburg, and a brother, William H. Keagle, of Annapolis, MD.Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty, Pa.

KISSINGER –MRS. SARAH ELIZABETH KRISE.  Mrs. William Krise diedat her home in South Union Saturday morning (June 1917) at one o’clock, after about two weeks illness of diabetes.  She is survived by her husband, William Krise; one daughter, Mrs. Homer Mase of near Liberty; three sons, Lee of Westfield, Wallace of Roaring Branch, Route 1, Homer at home; one brother and five sisters.  Funeral was held Tuesday morning at ten o’clock from the house and services and burial at the Union church near Liberty.  (Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp.)

KRAUSE - Lydia A. Geigle:  COVINGTON — Lydia A. Geigle, 90, of Covington died Monday, April 21, 1997, in Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. She was formerly of Liberty and Coudersport. Her first husband of 39 years, Harry F. Winder, died in 1962. Her second husband of 19 years, William H. Geigle, died in 1988. She was a homemaker. Born Sept 30, 1906, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of William H. and Phoebe M. Fulkerson Krause. Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline J. Mase and Faye A. Phelps, both of Liberty; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren. A son, William Winder, died in 1984. A stepdaughter, Joan J. Lincoln, died April 8. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zwicharowski’s, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, with the Rev. Woodrow Klinger officiating.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday.

HAROLD C. KRISE, 93, formerly of Liberty, died Friday, Oct. 27, 1995, in Rose View Manor, where he lived since 1989.  Born Feb. 9, 1902, at Liberty, he was a son of Orin and Anna Zinck Krise.  He was a graduate of Liberty High School.  He was employed by Avoc Lycoming.  An Army veteran of World War II, he was a charter member of East Point Hunting Club, Liberty.  There are no immediate survivors.  A brother, Glenn, died in 1983.  A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday in Union Cemetery, Liberty, with the Rev. Daniel May, pastor of the Liberty Lutheran Church, officiating.  Arrangements are being handled by Maneval’s 500 W. Fourth St. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
 

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