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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. 

RICHARD ‘RICK’ WAYNE LANDIS, 43, Roaring Branch RR 1 (Liberty Twp.) died, September 14, 1999 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville following and unexpected and brief illness.  Born January 14, 1956 in Lancaster, he was the son of C. Richard and Elizabeth Hess Landis.  He attended the Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster.  Mr. Landis was a self-employed veal farmer in the Liberty area.  He also worked as a sales representative for Strauss Veal Feed Inc.  He was a member of the Oregon Hill Grace Chapel, Northern Tier Veal Growers Association, American Veal Association, and the PA Veal Association.  His main interest was the love he shared with his family, but he also enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and playing basketball.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 21 years, Roxanne, whom he married on Nov. 5, 1977, at home; loving children, Adam Richard, Benjamin Wesley, Jesslyn Claire, and Hunter Eugene Landis, all at home; brother, Robert Landis, Lancaster; sister, Julie White, Mansfield; mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Ruth and Russell Richelderfer, Willow Street, PA; father-in-law and step-mother-in-law, Eugene and Marian Behney Singleton, New Providence, PA; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  The funeral service was held September 18 from St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, with his pastor, rev. Lon Williams, officiating and Rev. Jeff Rush, assisting.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp.  The family suggests memorials be directed to Tim Loux, RR 1, Box 183A, Morris, PA to establish a trust fund for Mr. Landis’ children.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

LOOMIS - Bradford Journal, Thursday, April 25, 1915. Guy Loomis, a well known resident of East Smithfield, committed suicide at his home in that place Friday about noon. Mrs. Loomis was at the village stores shopping, and returned home about 1 p.m. Her husband failed to answer when she called him and she instituted a search, coming upon his lifeless body hanging from a rafter in the garret of the house. He had been dead some time when found. Mr. Loomis was 40 years old and had been in poor health for a long time. It is believed that he became despondent and decided to end his suffering by suicide.  Submitted by Marolyn Campell Cole, RR 1, Box 105, Athens, PA 18810. Email <cole@cyber-quest.com>
 

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MARQUART -  Mrs. Clara Marquart Jones Roupp, age 74, died suddenly at her home on Queen Street on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1954.  She was born August 19, 1880, at Liberty, the daughter of Levi and Amanda Biser Marquart.  She  is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Arthur (Peg) Murray of Wellsboro, Mrs. Emory (Marion) Mudge of Mansfield, Mrs. Clarence (Bertha) Ostrander of Troy, PA; Mrs. Dean (Harriet) Gregory of Nauvoo, Mrs. Arnold (Aldora) Clark of Stony Fork; four sons: Richard A. Jones of Miami, Florida; John K. Jones of Scranton; Clayton Roupp and Clarence Roupp of Elmira, NY; nineteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. (Submitted by Sharon WETHERBEE Patterson)

Melvin M. MARSHALL
The funeral was held on Monday for Melvin M. Marshall, 81, of Liberty, who died at 10:25 a.m. saturday, Nov. 4, 1978, in Williamsport Hospital, where he had been admitted Friday. Born September 22, 1897, he was the son of James and Julia Ducotey Marshall. He was a member of Friedens Lutheran church in Liberty. He was a self employed carpenter. Mr. Marshall was a veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of the Black Wolf Rod and Gun Club. There are no immediate survivors. The Rev. Richard Ebel, his Pastor officiated.Burial was in Union cemetery at Liberty.

MASE Charles
Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, March 10, 1920
Charles Mase, aged 97 years, died at his home, one mile east of Liberty, Feb. 25. Mr. Mase was born in 1823 on Reach Road, Newberry, Lycoming county. The greater part of his life was spent on a farm in Liberty township, Tioga county. He is survived by several sons and daughters. (Buried in Union Cemetery)

CHARLES L. MASE, 67, of Souderton, formerly of Roaring Branch, died Thursday, March 6, 2003 at the Central Montgomery Hospital, Lansdale, PA.  Born Jan. 10, 1936, in Mansfield the son of Burdette and Doris Weaver Mase.  Surviving are two sisters, Phyllis (Paul) Latshaw of Souderton and Janis Martin) Masiantonia of Lansdale.  Also by two nieces and two nephews, three great nephews and four great nieces. Funeral service will be Wednesday March 12, 2 p.m. at the Freeberg Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg.  Rev. Joy Holslander officiating.  Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Liberty.  Friends will be received at the funeral home Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m., time of services.  Memorial donations may be made to East Point Memorial Fund in care of Dorothy Schanbacher, Box 100, RR 1, Roaring Branch, PA. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

MASE - Donald “Baldy” Mase 84, of Liberty, died Monday May 18, 2009, at Williamsport Hospital. Born May 14, 1925, in Liberty, he was the son of Floyd and Gladys Schanbacher Mase. Donald and his wife, Rebecca Bryan Mase, celebrated 63 years of marriage on March 14. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 60 years and has enjoyed his retirement for 24 years. He was a member of the Liberty Bible Church, Liberty Valley Knights of Pythias, Wellsboro Moose, Wheel Inn, and served on the Liberty Borough Council for 30 years. Surviving in addition to his wife, Rebecca are his children; 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, Calab, and Silas Williams, Audry Aiken, Allison and Spencer DuVall and Olivia Tully. Also surviving are two sisters, Ruth (Leon) Kreger of Shippensburg, Jean Russ of Lewistown; and a brother, Larry (Beverly) Mase of Liberty. A brother, Orville Mase, preceded him in death. Friends will be received Thursday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Liberty Bible Church. Pastor Lon Williams will be officiating. 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. - Mansfield Gazette, May 20, 2009

MASE, Donald (Jake), age 49, formerly of Liberty, died Wednesday, June 14, 1972, at the Williamsport Hospital. Funeral service was Saturday at 11 a.m. in the East Point United Methodist Church. The Rev. Lyle S. Bundy of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Union Cemetery.Survived by wife, Jean of Liberty, Pa.; daughter, Mrs. Sheldon (Joy) Bastian of Liberty, Pa.; three sons, Thomas of Homestead Fla., Timothy of Liberty, Pa., Terry of Morris Run, Pa.; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edward Marvin of Liberty, Pa.; three brothers, Foster, Gordon, and Harry all of Liberty, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. He was born in Liberty, Pa. on May 11, 1923, a son of Harry and Edna Parker Mase. Prior to illness, an employee of Grover Milk Plant for 18 years and a member of the Mountain Run Hunting Club of Liberty, Pa.

GORDON TRACY MASE, 79, Liberty, RR 1, died April 30, 1997, at Williamsport General Hospital.  Born January 8, 1918, in Liberty, he was the son of Harry and Edna Parker Mase.  Mr. Mase was a World War II Air Force veteran.  He belonged to the Liberty V.F.W. Post #6755; the Mountain Run Hunting Club, Liberty; The Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg; and the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston.  He was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with is grandchildren and playing cards.  Surviving are his wife of 51 years, the former Jacqueline Winder; sons, Ronald and Barry, both of Liberty; brothers, Foster and Harry Jr., both of Liberty; six grandchildren; great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was held May 3 at the Liberty Lutheran Church with the Reverend Daniel May, officiating.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  Donations in Mr. Mase’s memory may be made in to the Liberty V.F.W. Post 6755, c/o Mr. Maris Kalnains, RR 1, Box 93, Liberty, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Wm. Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

HARRY J. MASE, 79, of Liberty, diedOctober 3, 2004 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born January 30, 1925, in Liberty, he was the son of Harry F. and Edna M. Parker Mase.  He was married to Wanda Brion Mase.  Mr. Mase had been a dairy farmer and was a member of the Roaring Branch Hunting Club, the Red Run Rod & Gun Club of Roaring Branch, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Canton; the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg.  Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Kitty Lynn (Jay) Ernst, Honey Grove; July Lane Mase, Lancaster; grandsons, David James (Heidi) Guy, Harrisburg; Jay Robert (Shanna) Guy, Charlotte, NC.  Preceding him in death were a sister, Bernice Dinnison and brothers Walter, Foster, Gordon and Donald.  The funeral service was for the family only.  Friends and family gathered at the burial in Union Cemetery, Liberty on October 5 for a celebration of Harry’s life.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Freeburg Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Donations may be made in Harry Mase’s honor to the Liberty Fire Co. and Ambulance Association.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

MASE –IDA B. (MASE) HARER, 95, of RR1, Covington, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wellsboro.  Ida was the wife of the late Robert A. Harer, who died on Dec. 11, 1967.  Ida was born Oct. 1, 1908 in East Point, a daughter of Bert and Hattie (Moyer) Mase.  Ida was a lady who enjoyed farming, quilting, cooking and canning.  She was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church.  Ida is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, LaDene and David Martin of Sherman, NY; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Arden Harer of Blossburg and Lyle and Esther Harer of Covington; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; special nieces, Beverly Heatley; and a special nephew, Raymond Ingalls.  A sister, Violet Ingalls, preceded her in death.  Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, Dec. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty.  Memorial contributions may be made to east Point United Methodist Church Memorial fund c/o Dorothy Schanbacher RD1 Box 100 Roaring Branch, PA or to Broad Acres Nursing Home, RR3, Route 6, Wellsboro, PA.

LIBERTY – Leon L. MASE, 51, of Liberty RD 1, a Liberty Twp. supervisor, died, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1975, in the Blossburg Medical Center. Born march 23, 1924, in Liberty Twp., he was a son of Tracy and Eva S. Messner Mase.Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Stewart, and a son, Monte, a daughter, Mrs. Mark Phelps, a brother, Franklin, and three sisters, Mrs. Donald Wheeland, Mrs. Thomas Jones and Mrs. John Lawson, all of Liberty.Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp.

MASE - PHYLLIS E. LATSHAW
Phyllis E. Mase Latshaw, a school teacher, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004 in Roslyn, Montgomery County, after a brief illness at the age of 63. Mrs. Latshaw, formerly of Tarrytown, N.Y. and Murrysville, resided in Souderton for the past three years. Born in Liberty, Tioga County, on Feb. 1, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Burdette A. and Doris M. Weaver Mase. She was a graduate of Mansfield University. Mrs. Latshaw taught home economics in several school districts in  various parts of the country, including Franklin Regional in Murrysville and in Augusta, Ga. She was a kind, loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Latshaw loved to sew, enjoyed computers, and was very fond of her puppies. She was also very close to her husband's golf business associates. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Paul Robert Latshaw; son Paul B. Latshaw and his wife Ann Louise of Dublin, Ohio; two grandsons, David Paul and John Thomas (J.T.) Latshaw; and sister, Janice. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles L. (Sonny) Mase. Relatives and friends were invited to call on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral home, Franconia. Her funeral service followed calling hours. Interment was private in Union Cemetery, Liberty. Contributions in her memory may be sent to The Phyllis Latshaw Memorial Fund, The Institution of Advancement, Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

MASE -  Ruth E. Yoder, aged 79, of Liberty, RD 1, Pa., Tuesday, April 16, 1974, at Divine Providence Hospital , Williamsport, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Friday evening 8 to 9. Funeral service will be Saturday 10 a.m. Frieden’s Lutheran Church, Liberty. Rev. Wayne Walters, her pastor and Rev. Woodrow Klinger, her former pastor, officiating. Burial in Union Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. Family will furnish flowers. Family request donations may be made to the Heart Fund. Survived by her husband, Ernest; four daughters, Mrs. Clair (Mary) Rogers of Covington, Pa., Mrs. Keith (Esther) Raker of Horseheads; Mrs. James (Eleanor) Hamilton of Liberty, Pa., Mrs. Lawrence (Beverly) Mase of Liberty; three sons, Charles of Lewisburg, Pa., Ray of Arnot, Pa., Arnold of Mansfield RD 2; 23 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Freidens Lutheran Church, Liberty. She was born April 24, 1894, Liberty, Pa., the daughter of Mathew and Alice Ridge Mase.

MASE –VIOLET J. INGALLS, 83, lifelong resident of East Point, PA, was called home to her Lord August 6, 2002 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.  Born February 27, 1919 in East Point, she was the daughter of Bert and Hattie Moyer Mase.  Mrs. Ingalls was a member of the East Point Methodist Church and the East Point Pollyannas.  She devoted her life to her family and farming.  She was rarely absent from Golden Rock Farm.  When she was not out at the barn she would be in the house baking, canning or tending to her plants.  She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.  Surviving are: a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Robert Heatley, Roaring Branch (East Point); a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Kathleen Ingalls, Roaring Branch (East Point); grandchildren, Scott and Wendy Heatley, Bryan and Brandy Heatley, Becky and Darcy Litzelman, Wendy and Kevin Spano, Randy and Garin Ingalls, Carmen Ingalls and her fiancé Mike Leatherman; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ida Harer, Wellsboro; sister-in-law, Florence Cordier of Elmira.  In addition to her parents Violet’s husband Clark preceded her in death in 1964.  The funeral was held August 8th at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Pastor Joy Hulslander officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp., PA.  Memorials may be made to the East Point Methodist Church, RR1 Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA or the Liberty Volunteer Fire Co., Box 126, Liberty, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

McLEAN - DRAKE, Mazie M.
79, of 662 State Road, Middlebury Center, PA, diedFriday, January 25, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born in Troupsburg, NY, November 11, 1928, she was the daughter of Lester and Dolly Simons McLean. She was a 1947 graduate of Troupsburg Central School and was a member of the Women of the Moose. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Glenn E. Drake; her children, Dale (Kimberly) Drake of Middlebury Center, PA, Connie (Duane) Kromminga of Hopkinton, Iowa, Phyllis (Lewis) Douglas of Middlebury Center, PA, Richard (Linda) Drake of Monticello, Iowa, and Asa (Jennifer) Drake of Mansfield, PA; her brother, Stanley (Faith) Murdock of Scio, NY; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday, January 29th, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Larry O'Dell will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Farmington, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/27/2008.

 

MCVOY Sarah Raker

Mrs. George Raker, of Liberty, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.B. Fagan, at Barnesboro, Pa., on Tuesday, January 15, after an extended illness.  Mrs. Raker was Sarah McVoy, the daughter of James and Christine McVoy, and was born November 19, 1851.  She spent her girlhood with a large number of brothers and sisters on the family homestead.  On August 20, 1873, she was married to George Raker.  To them were born nine children, seven of whom survive – Mrs. F.A. Smith, of Memphis, Tenn.; Mrs. John King, of Elmira; Mrs. C.G. Fagan, of Barnesboro, Pa.; Mrs. Alvin Fagan of Clymer, Pa.; James Baker, of Penn Yan, N.Y.; Ross Raker, of Buffalo; Russell Raker, of Liberty.  Wellsboro Agitator, 2 Feb 1918 

 

MESSNER –MRS. EDITH M. MASE age 83 of State College, Pa., Thursday, April 7, 1983 at the Centre Community Hospital, State College, Pa.  Friends may call at the Lewis C. Auld Funeral Home, 120 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, Pa. Saturday evening 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service will be held Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Liberty, Pa. at 2 p.m. and friends may call for 1 hour preceding service.  Rev. Clyde DeShong.  Burial in Union Cemetery.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Laveral Beck of State College, Pa.; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  She was formerly a resident of the Liberty, Pa. area.  She was born in Sebring, the daughter of George and Alice Brown Messner.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1983

MITSTIFER –MINNIE R. MATHEWS, 90, Liberty, PA died June 13, 1996 at the Roseview Manor Nursing Home, Williamsport, PA where she was a resident.  Born in Cogan House, December 13, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Hannah Beck Mitstifer.  Mrs. Mathews was a member of the Friedens Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid and was a former member of the Sebring Grange.  Survivors include sons, Howard Mathews, Lake Charles, LA and Clarence Mathews Jr., Liberty; daughters, Betty Richter, Chemung, NY and Joan Twist, Roaring Branch; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence E. Mathews, Sr. in 1957; sons Donald F. and Robert L. and daughters, Catherine L. Krotzer and Beverly J. Clements.  The funeral was held June 15 from the Friedens Lutheran Church with Rev. Daniel May officiating.  Interment was in Union Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg.  –Towanda Daily Review.

MORRIS RUN – Clifford L. MORGAN, 73, of Morris Run, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1975, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 8, 1901, in Roaring Branch, he was a son of Ellsworth and Adelle Stull Morgan.Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Taber; two sons, Dale, of Morris Run, and Dean, of Pine City, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Hoskins, of Elmira, N.Y.. Mrs. Velma Fulkerson, of Liberty; seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp.

CHARLES WILLARD ‘MOISTY’ MOYER, 86, life-long Ralston resident, diedpeacefully at his home, October 1, 2003.  On this same date in 1938, he married his beloved wife Edna (Frey) in Avis, PA.  She preceded him in death on February 17, 1998 and they are now together again forever.  Born on May 28, 1917 in Ralston, he was a son of the late Charles Oscar and Jennie (Phillips) Moyer.  “Mosity” was employed in Bethlehem Steel in Williamsport for many years.  He retired in 1979 and faithful attended their Friday morning retirees’ breakfast in Williamsport.  He was a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church, and a lifetime member of the Ralston Fire Company.  In earlier years, he loved to hunt and fish.  Later he and Edna especially enjoyed traveling throughout the United States.  Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Gene Brion, Liberty; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Charles Jr. and Frances Moyer, Trout Run, Jim and Trudy Moyer, Canton, and Dorothy “Becky” Moyer, Ralston; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Edyth Dawes, Trout Run; several nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and dear friends.  In addition to his wife Edna, Mr. Moyer was predeceased by a son, Richard “Dick” Moyer and a great-granddaughter, Tatum Lee Route.  The funeral was held October 4 from the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Francis Montgomery officiating.  Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty.  The family suggests memorials in Mr. Moyer’s name be directed to Ralston Fire Co., PO Box 1, or the Ralston United Methodist Church, PO Box 34, both of Ralston, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

MOYER - Donna Lee Moyer-Brion, 68, of Liberty, Pa., diedon Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, in the Williamsport Hospital Medical Center. She was born on May 14, 1939, at home in Roaring Branch, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Charles Willard Moyer Sr. and Edna Louise Frey-Moyer. Donna worked at The Grit in Williamsport and Liberty Lingerie for 22 years in Liberty. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church. She loved to read, sew and make her own patterns. She also enjoyed yard sales, swimming, playing PlayStation adventure games and displaying her Halloween and Christmas villages, and enjoyed watching movies. Her humor and quick-wit will greatly be missed! Surviving her are her loving husband of 48 years, Eugene Allen Brion, whom she married on May 23, 1959; one son, Timothy Allen Brion of Liberty; three daughters, Jenny Lynn Brion-Eisenhardt (Jack), Sherry Ann Brion-Alexander (Jeff), and Carmi Sue Brion-Zeafla (Paul), all of Liberty; seven grandchildren, Breanne and Kyle Eisenhardt, John and Benjamin Alexander, and Bryan, Garrett and Dalton Bills; two brothers, Charles W. (Frances) Moyer Jr. of Trout Run, Pa., and James L. (Trudy) Moyer of Canton; and a sister-in-law, Rebecca Meuse-Moyer of Ralston, Pa. Also surviving are her Aunt Edyth Moyer-Dawes of Trout Run, Uncle Dean Frey of Blossburg, Pa., and Uncle William Frey of Valley View; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Edna Moyer; in-laws, Margaret and Ernest Brion Sr.; brother, Richard L. Moyer, formerly of Ralston; and sister-in-law, Elsie Williams-Brion. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton, with pastors David Byerly and close friend Lyle Bundy officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Liberty, and a luncheon will be held at Liberty Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to be made to Liberty Area Food Pantry, c/o Citizens & Northern Bank, PO Box 134, Liberty, Pa. 16930.  -  Published in the Towanda Daily Review on 1/11/2008.

RICHARD L. ‘DICK’ MOYER, 53, of Ralston diedunexpectedly, Saturday morning, May 15, 1999, at the Williamsport Hospital as the result of a heart attack.  Born on Nov. 9, 1945, in Williamsport, Pa., he was a son of Charles Moyer Sr. and the late Edna Frey Moyer.  In 1974 Dick married the former Becky Meuse in Trout Run, Pa.  On Sept. 29, they would have celebrated 25 years of marriage.  Dick was employed as a foreman by the Ward Foundry in Blossburg for over 20 years.  He was a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church, The Red Run Rod and Gun Club and The Roaring Branch Hunting Club and was a member and former officer of the Mill Hill Manor Hunting Club.  Dick was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed hunting.  He also loved to golf.  In addition to his father, Charles, he is survived by; his wife, Dorothy “Becky,” at home; a daughter; Jeanie Miller of Blossburg, Pa.; two sons; Robert Lee of Blossburg and Richard Moyer of North Carolina; four grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.  Dick was preceded in death by his mother, Edna, on Feb. 17, 1998.  The family will receive friends 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 17, 1999 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral service will immediately follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Phyllis Hunter officiating.  Interment will be held in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, Pa.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Ralston Fire Co., P.O. Box 1, Ralston, Pa. in Mr. Moyer’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review.
 

MURRAY, Arthur (Jeff) Murray, 87, of Wellsboro, R. D. 6, died Friday, November 10, 1978 at his home.  He was born June 18, 1891, at Lynn, Mass.   He was a retired borough policeman, after serving 12 years.  He also was a deputy sheriff in the area for five years.  Mr. Murray was a member of the W. Earle Champaign American Legion Post and the Moose Lodge in Wellsboro.  A Navy veteran of World War II, he also served as a lieutenant commander during World War II with the Merchant Marines.  Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Bertha Hill of Lynn, Mass. and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty. The Rev. William Murphey, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiated.

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NEAL, Alfred – Arnot, March 3 – Alfred Neal died at his home here last Tuesday morning, aged 68 years, from after effects of the flu.  The funeral was held at his late home Friday morning.  Rev. T.M. Hurst officiating; burial in the Union cemetery, Liberty.  He is survived by a twin brothers, Alba, of Blossburg, and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Allison, of Blossburg; Mrs. Angie Lewis, Mrs. Emma Champaign and Mrs. Richard smith, of Wellsboro.    Wellsboro Agitator, 5 March 1919.  Another notice in the same newspaper on the same day:  Alfred R. Neal died in Arnot on February 25, after a short illness, aged 68 years.  He had been a locomotive engineer for 25 years and was well and favorably known; burial in the Union cemetery in Liberty Friday.  Mr. Neal was a twin brother of Alba Neal of Blossburg.  He is also survived by the following sisters, Mrs. Anna Allison, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Emma Champaign, Mrs. Angie Lewis and Mrs. Richard Smith of Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 March 1919.

 

NEAL, Clifford, age 66, of Canton, RD 1, Pa., Tuesday, Sept 12, 1972, at his home. Friends may call at the Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m, The Rev. Ralph Knight. Burial Union Cemetery, Liberty, Pa. Survived by wife, Sarah Janet Neal; daughter, Mrs. Charles (Flora Jane) Hicks of Williamsport, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Carrie Brown, of Williamsport; two brothers, Harry and Miles Neal both of Canton; four grandchildren. He was a member of the North Union Christian Church; lifelong farmer in Union Township.

NEAL DOROTHY WATKINS
Dorothy Emma Age 97, of Orchard Dr. in Big Flats, diedMonday, May 8th, at home, surrounded by her loving caregivers. Dorothy was born November 11, 1908 in Liberty, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Murray and Mary Roupt Neal. She was a high school graduate, and went on to graduate from the Williamsport Hospital Nursing Program, obtaining her status as Registered Nurse. Dorothy worked at the Williamsport and Blossburg Hospitals. She was married to George Watkins, who predeceased her in 1996. She was also predeceased by a sister and a brother. Although her family is gone, Dorothy leaves behind her caregiving family of Ken Hughes and Ruby, Debbie Gilliam and the friends at Orchard Dr. Services for Dorothy will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home on Oakwood Ave. in Elmira Heights. Burial will take place at Union Cemetery in Liberty, Pennsylvania.

Arnold PARIS
BLOSSBURG — Arnold Paris, 66, of 127 Carpenter Street, died at his home Saturday, Dec. 23, 1978, following an extended illness. Born Jan. 28. 1912, in Canoe Camp, he was the son of Henry and Augusta Cleveland Paris. Mr. Paris was a contractor in the Blossburg area until his retirement about a year ago. He was a member of Bloss Lodge 350, F&AM, the Williamsport Con¬sistory and the Wheel Club Inn, Roaring Branch. Surviving are his wife, the former Lucille Waldron; two daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Pennell, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Linda Forsthoff, of Harlingen, Texas, and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wed¬nesday at Adams, 303 Main Street. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty. The Rev. Guy Camp 3rd, pastor of Blossburg United Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. Masonic services will be held at 8.

ARNOLD PARIS age 66, of 127 Carpenter St., Blossburg, died at his home Saturday, December 23, 1978 following an extended illness.  Born January 28, 1912 in Canoe Camp, he was the son of Henry and Augusta Cleveland Paris.  Mr. Paris was a contractor in the Blossburg area until his retirement about a year ago.  He was a member of Bloss Lodge 350 F &AM, the Williamsport Consistory and the Wheel Club Inn, Roaring Branch.  Surviving are his wife, the former Lucille Waldron, two daughters:  Mrs. Marilyn Pinnell of Blossburg, and Mrs. Linda Forsthoff of Harlingen, Texas, and two grandchildren.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m.,Wednesday, December 27, 1978 at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty, PA.  The Rev. Guy Camp 3rd, pastor of the United Methodist Church officiated.  Wellsboro Gazette - December 27, 1978  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

PARIS MARILYN PINNELL, 59, of Parkhurst St., Blossburg, PA died Tuesday, November 8, 1994, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born October 30, 1935 in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Arnold and Lucille Waldron Paris.  She was a member of the Blossburg United Methodist Church and was election judge for Blossburg borough.  She was an avid bingo player and very active in community affairs.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Linda Forsthoff of Bryan, Texas;  aunt and uncle, Charles and Peggy Yoder of Lewisburg; one nephew, Michael Forsthoff of Spring, Texas;  grandniece, Lauren Harris;  and one grandnephew, Jonathan Forsthoff.  Friends called at the Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Friday, November 11.  Services were held there Saturday, November 12 with the Rev. R. Wayne Hogue, pastor of the Blossburg First United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was mede at Union Cemetery, Liberty, PA.  November 16, 1994 - Wellsboro Gazette  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

(LESLIE) ALTON PARKER, 83, Liberty RD 1, died February 13, 1991, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Mr. Parker was born on June 7, 1907, in Arnot, PA, the son of George W. and Jennie Kohler Parker.  He retired in 1972 from the former J.P. Ward Foundries Inc. in Blossburg after 35 years as a storeroom keeper.  Mr. Parker was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Sebring until its closing in 1966.  He then transferred his membership to the Liberty Lutheran Church; was caretaker of Friedens Cemetery from 1972 to 1982 and enjoyed gardening.  He is survived by his wife, Louise Gleckler Parker, with whom he celebrated 49 years of marriage on Aug. 30, 1990; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Erik O’Donnell, Crozett, VA; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Theresa Montrose, Liberty RD 6; two step-grandsons, Brett and D. Michael Whitney; a sister, Mrs. Dorthea Williams, Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Parker was predeceased by his brothers, Phillip W. Parker, Sr. in 1988, and George F. Parker, in 1989.  The funeral services were held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Liberty, PA with Pastor Daniel May of the Liberty Lutheran Church officiating.  Interment was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  Memorial donations may be made in the Liberty Volunteer Fire Co., RD 1, Liberty, PA in Mr. Parkers’ memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

 

PARKER Gerald "Buzz" Parker

88, of Liberty, died on Monday Nov. 21, 2011, at Williamsport Hospital.  Gerald William, "Buzz" to family and friends, was born on Aug. 6, 1923, at the family farm in Liberty Township, Tioga County. A son of the late Gordon and Ruth (Sheffer) Parker, Buzz was a 1941 graduate of Liberty High School and a member of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame for his participation in high school soccer. In 1944, he married his first wife, the former Helen Groover, who died in 1991. Together they were blessed with five daughters. Buzz was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church, the East Point and Mountain Run Hunting Clubs and the PA Holstein Association. In 1993, he married the former Ida Mae Preston who died in 2001.  Buzz will be remembered as a devoted family man. He loved family gatherings and spending times with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Buzz enjoyed hard work and was a well-known area dairy farmer and outdoorsman all his life. He was a great supporter of the Tioga County Fair where he enjoyed showing cattle. Surviving are his five children, JoAnn (Jim) Black of Liberty, Sandra (Dennis) Hall of State College, Sheila (Joe) Guillaume of Liberty, Jane (Barry) Hultz of Millerton, Fern (Jerry) McNett of Canton; 13 grandchildren, Randall (Connie) Black of Liberty, Kathlene (Butch) Myers of Ohio, Robin (Mitchell) Stetter of Liberty, Brian (Deb) Hall of Massachussetts, David (Carly) Hall of Florida, Matthew and Stephen Guillaume, both of Liberty, Mark (Amanda) Guillaume of Warminister, Daryl (Denise) Hultz, Jolene (Mike) Meisner all of Millerton, Aaron (Kaitlyn) Hultz of Mansfield, Maria and Michelle McNett, both of Canton and 15 great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Geraldine "Sis" (Joe) Breitenbach of Carlisle; a brother, Llewlyn "Pete" (Venita) Parker of Liberty; a stepdaughter, Linda (Ronald) Bates of Painted Post, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a step-son, Joseph Sturgis and a step-grandson.  Calling hours are 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg and also at East Point Methodist Church from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26. The funeral will follow at the church with Pastor Tom Harmic officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to East Point UM Church, c/o P.O. Box 43 Liberty, Pa. 16930 or to Tioga County Fair's Water Project, "TCAA Water Project," c/o 242 Lake Rd., Millerton, Pa 16936. Wellsboro Gazette – November 30, 2011

 

PRESTON –IDA MAE PARKER

76 of Liberty, Pa. died June 1, 2001 at her home.  Born on October 26, 1924 in Grover she was a daughter of the late John and Mildred Rutty Preston.  She was a graduate of Canton High School and the Elmira Business Institute.  Mrs. Parker was employed for many years by the First National Bank of Canton.  She later worked in Florida at the Community Bank of Homestead until her retirement.  She was a member of the Grover Church of Christ and attended the East Point Methodist Church.  Surviving are husband of eight years, Gerald “Buzz” Parker at home; daughter and son-in-law, Linda (Ronald) Bates of Painted Post, NY; son Joseph Sturgis, Chicago, IL; grandson John Heffner, Jr., Palestine, TX; a brother and sister-0in-law, Earl (Ida) Preston, Roaring Branch, PA; sister, Mabel deBruin, Canton; five step-daughters, JoAnn (Jim) Black, Sheila (Joe) Guillaume, both of Liberty; Sandra (Dennis) Hall, State College, Jane (Barry) Hultz, Millerton, PA, Fern (Jerry) McNett, Canton; several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Allyn Sturgis in 1991 and a brother, Allen Preston in 1998.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Allyn Sturgis in 1991 and a brother, Allen Preston in 1998.  The funeral service was held June 5 at the East Point United Methodist Church with Pastor Joy Hulslander officiating.  Interment followed in the Union Cemetery, Liberty.  The family requests that you honor her memory by donating to Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA an organization that allowed her to meet her final goal of dying with dignity.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Canon.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PHILIP W. PARKER, 76, formerly of Sebring, Tioga County, died Jan. 26, 1988, in the Green Nursing Home, in Wellsboro.  He retired in 1975 from the former J. P. Ward Foundry.  He and his wife, the former Lena Young, observed their 45th wedding anniversary April 6, 1987.  Surviving besides his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Helen Nickerson and a son, Philip R. both of Blossburg; two brothers, Elton of Sebring and George of Liberty, RD 1; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Canton; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Friday at Adams, Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Blossburg, with burial in Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp.  The Rev. John Shypulefski, pastor of Blossburg First Baptist Church, officiated.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

QUIGLEY Donald J. Sr.
Age 77, of Plumsteadville, PA, died on Monday, January, 14, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Quigley was the devoted and loving husband of the late Arline Doris Quigley for 52 years. Born in Elmira, NY, Don was a resident of Plumsteadville for the past 14 years, having formerly lived in Churchville for 28 years, where he was a devoted and proud member of the Northampton Township Fire Department Fire Police for more than 20 years. He was also a proud member of the US Marine Corps from 1949-1952 having served as a Sergeant at the US Consulate in Robat, Morocco. Don will be missed by his devoted children but most especially by his nine loving grandchildren. For him, family was everything. Son of the late Joseph and Vera Mayes Quigley, he is survived by his four dear children and their spouses, Donald J. Quigley and his wife, Mathilde of Washington State, Robert J. Quigley of Newtown, PA, John A. Quigley and his wife, Marlene of Holland, PA, and Susan A. Kay and her husband, John of Pipersville, PA; and one brother, Thomas Quigley of Florida. He is also survived by his nine dear grandchildren, Ryan, Robert, Kelly, John and Jessica Quigley, Shannon, Lauren, Joseph and Megan Kay. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing from 9:30 a.m. until his Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2008, at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road) Richboro, PA. Interment will take place at Union Cemetery, Richboro. Family will also receive friends on Thursday evening, January 17, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/15/2008.

RAKER –BERNADINE ALEXANDER, 90, formerly of Blossburg, died January 17, 2000, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Born Sept. 11, 1909, in Elmira, she was the daughter of Russell and Margaret Bastian Raker.  She was a clerk for Roupp’s General Store in Liberty for 25 years.  She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  Surviving are five brothers, John Raker, Salladsburg, Glenn Raker, Canton, Russell Raker, California, Robert E. Raker, Liberty, and Keith Raker, Horseheads, NY; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Manford Repard, California; and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were husband, Elmer Alexander, Oct. 5, 1970, son, Robert Alexander, Dec. 14, 1968, brother, George Raker.   The funeral services were held January 20 at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, with Rev. Daniel May officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty.

 

RAKER Robert E. Raker

89, of Liberty, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Broad Acres, Wellsboro.  Born Sept. 5, 1922, in Blossburg, he was the son of Russell and Margaret Bastian Raker.  On Oct. 12, 1944, Bob married the former Margaret E. Hayler, who survives. Bob graduated from Liberty High School, worked as a civilian for the Army Corp of Engineers in Alaska. He attended Williamsport Technical Institute, becoming a tool and dye maker. Bob farmed for the better part of 60 years on the farm he grew up on and his own farm in Sebring. When farm life permitted he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping. He especially loved to tell stories to family and friends with adventures of his youth and his many life experiences.  Bob was a member of Liberty Lutheran Church, Sebring Grange, PFA, Liberty Garden Club and served as a Tioga County Conservation director.  Surviving in addition to his wife Margaret Raker of Liberty, are children, Dennis (Linda) Raker of Hawthorne, Calif., Joan (Gary) Blackwell of Liberty, Sue Ellen (Gerald) Krupa of State College; daughter-in-law, Marsha Raker of Roaring Branch; sister Margaret (Manford) Repardof California; grandchildren, Matthew Raker, Amy Raker, Barry (Leah) Raker, Carson (Cynthia) Raker, Dariane Raker, Paul (Christie) Blackwell, Alex (Heather) Blackwell, Mary Elizabeth Krupa, Steven Krupa; great-grandchildren, Cody Ford, Dillon Ford, Jack Edward Sallette, Savannah Sallette, Karah Blackwell, Carly Blackwell, Evelyn Raker; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Jack E. Raker in 2010; a sister, Bernadine Alexander; and brothers, John, George, Glenn, William, and Keith. Friends will be received Thursday, March 15, at the Liberty Lutheran Church from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Carolyn Simmonds officiating. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers it was Bob's wish for you to take a child for a walk in the woods to discover the wonders of nature. Those wishing may remember Robert with a donation to a charity of one's choice . Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 13, 2012

 

RAUSCHER George Rausher

76, of Roaring Branch, (Liberty Township) died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Sept. 20, 1934, in Philadelphia, George Joseph was a son of the late John Sr. and Mary (Sommers) Rausher.   He was a 1952 graduate of Lower Merion High School. On May 3, 1958, he married the late Dorothy Marie "Dot" Dutkiewicz Rausher. In 1957, George began a 27-year career as an officer with the Lower Merion Township Police Department. He then worked as a groundskeeper foreman for the John Dorrance Estate (Campbell Soup Co. president), until moving to Tioga County in 1991.  George was a member of Ralston's St. Aloysius Catholic Church, a 50-year member of the FOP Lodge 28, a founding member of Mountain Spot Hunting Club and president of Apply Valley Hunting Club both of Roaring Branch. George enjoyed times shared with family and friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Surviving are two sons, William Sr. (Deborah) Rausher, David (Rachel) Rausher all of Roaring Branch; four grandchildren, William Rausher Jr., Laura (Kenneth) Griffin, Jake and Jessica Rausher; three great-grandchildren, Clara, Lucias and Liam Griffin; and a sister, Mary (Dolph) Volpi of Perkiomenville. He was predeceased by Dorothy, his wife of 39 years, on Nov. 4, 1997, and his son, George Francis on April 18, 1983.  Calling hours are 10 to 11a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, at Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton followed by a funeral service. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct a memorial to Robert Packer Hospital's Cardiac Unit, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 6, 2011

 

ROARING BRANCH – Lindsay RIDGE, 77, formerly of Roaring Branch, died Sunday, Feb 11,1973, in the Reading Community General Hospital.He was born in Tioga County on March 19, 1895, a son of William and Anna Bunn Ridge.Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard Scriver, in Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Schanbacher and Lillie Krise, both of Mansfield, a brother, Floyd Ridge, of Williamsport, and several grandchildren.Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

RITZ - Mrs. Mary E. Kimble, 87, of Liberty, Pa., died Monday, Aug. 6, 1962. She was the widow of L. Morrell Kimble; a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Eugene E. Frutiger of Liberty; sons, Harry E.. and Leslie H., both of Liberty; brother, Lindsay Ritz of Ralston, Pa.; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Liberty Lutheran Church, the Rev. Harry Billow officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1962

Karl A. Rockl, 65, of Smithfield Township, died late Friday night January 25, 1974, at Towanda Memorial Hospital. Born in Germany, March 3, 1908, son of the late Johann and Rosa Rockl Bauml, he had been a baker by trade in New York City until 1940 when he moved to Smithfield Township where he operated a farm until he retired in 1967. Surviving are three sisters, Maria Bauml, Rosa Bauml and Theresa Hechel, all of Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Erma Boyer of Troy RD, Mrs. Henry (Ruth) Blow of Ulster RD and Mrs. Henry (Loretta) Spencer of Milan RD; a son, Gilbert Rockl of Milan RD and eight grandchildren. Friends may call at the Gordon E. Farr Funeral Home in Ulster Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Melvin Schultz will officiate. Burial will be in East Mansfield Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

ROGERS Clair M.
Age 87, of Covington, PA, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Clair was the husband of Mary L. (Yoder) Rogers. He was born June 29, 1919 in Newfield, NY. He was the adopted son of Ross and Lilly Rogers. Clair was the owner and operator of the Covington Barber Shop for 50 years. He enjoyed cooking, woodworking, watching and feeding the birds. He was a member of the Covington Church of Christ. Clair was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Europe during WWII. Clair is survived by his wife, Mary; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald C. and Beverly Rogers of Seneca, SC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and R. Duane Seymour of Mainesburg, PA, and Janice and Marshall Updike of Big Flats, NY; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Merle Starks of Catlin Hollow, PA, Alvin Starks of Mansfield, PA; two sisters, Audrey Harvey of Mansfield, PA, Thelma Wheeler of Roxbury, NY; several nieces and nephews. Clair was preceded in death by two brothers, Aurthur and Minor Starks. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 9, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the Covington Church of Christ, Rte. 15, Covington, PA, with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty, PA. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Clair's memory to the American Heart Assoc., 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysville, PA 17041.

ARTHUR G. ROUPP
 Arthur G. Roupp, 76, of Liberty RD 1, died at 10:20 pm Saturday, July 28, 1973, in the Williamsport Hospital, where he was admitted July 17 as a medical patient. He was born Jan. 15, 1897, in Liberty. Mr. Roupp was a retired employe of the former Pennsylvania Department of Highways. He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge, a life member of the Knights of Pythias, and a member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club and the Mountain Run-Sugar Hill Hunting Club. Surviving is a brother, Walter, of Canton RD 1. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Beck Funeral Home, Liberty.  Burial was in Union Cemetery. The Rev. Clarence G. Walters, pastor of the Liberty United Methodist Charge, officiated.\

GEORGE W. ROUPP
 George W. Roupp, 83, of Liberty RD 1, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 1972, at his home. He was a member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Roupp was a retired farmer. Born Oct. 24, 1889, in Liberty, he was the son of Albert and Lydia Plank Roupp. His only survivors are nieces and nephews. The funeral was at 2 pm Tuesday at Beck's, Liberty, with the Rev. Wayne Walters, pastor of the Liberty Lutheran Parish, officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty.

ROUPP –MATILDA M. MILLER, 87 a resident at Laurel Personal Care Home, Morris Run, formerly of Blossburg died April 5, 1999 in the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born November 24, 1911 in Liberty Twp., she was the daughter of Daniel & Hanna Weiskopff Roupp.  She was a nurse’s aid at the Blossburg Hospital and also worked as a private duty practical nurse.  Mrs. Miller was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Navuoo and Navuoo United Methodist Women; also a former member of the Union Church, Liberty.  Surviving are: brother, Glenn Roupp, Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Viola Landis, Blossburg and Mrs. Lillian Crossley, Corning, NY; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Harvey J. Miller December 18, 1981.  Funeral services will be held April 8 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church of Navuoo with the Rev. Joy Bement officiating.  Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Liberty.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Union Cemetery, Liberty or St. Paul United Methodist Church, Navuoo.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DEAN L. ROUTE, 73, Liberty, diedJuly 14, 2001, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bath, NY.  Born June 2, 1928, I Roaring Branch, he was a son of the late James and Sylvia Day Route.  He worked as a truck driver all of his life.  From the time he was able to drive, he worked for various local trucking outfits until his retirement from Smith Truck Lines of Muncy, PA.  Mr. Route served as a corporal with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving his honorable discharge in 1952.  He was a member of the Liberty V.F.W.; also a member of the Blossburg American Legion; the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston; and the National Rifle Association.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Tony Yates, Shade Gap, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis and Karen Route, Mainesburg and Daniel and Mary Route, Canton, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Melvin and Joan Route and Howard and Liz Route, all of Roaring Branch, a special cousin, Larry Route of Liberty; several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.  Mr. Route was preceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years, Bernice Kreger Route in 1980 and son David 1971.  The funeral and committal service was held July 17 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. William Shepherd officiating.  Military honors were accorded at the funeral home.  Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga County.  The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA or a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Route’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

JAMES F. ROUTE, 87 of roaring Branch RD 1 died July 11, 1986 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  Mr. Route was born Oct. 22, 1898 in Union Township a son of Alfred and Annie Miller Route.  He retired after 25 years of employment from the former Mase and Schanbacher Feed Mill, now Mase’s Agway in Liberty.  Surviving are three sons, Dean of Liberty, Howard of Ralston and Melvin of Roaring Branch RD 1; two brothers, Anson of Roaring Branch RD 1 and Ernest of Williamsport; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Frey of Williamsport and Mrs. Frances Campbell of Roaring Branch; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his wife, the former Sylvia Day in 1947; a grandson, David Route in 1970 and by three brothers and three sisters.  The funeral service was held Monday from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. Gerald P. Holmes, pastor of the Ogdensburg Church of Christ officiating.  Interment was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga County.  –Canton Independent

SAMUEL SCARBOROUGH
 Samuel Scarborough, 67, of Liberty was killed when he was struck by a car in Morris early Sunday morning. Police said James L. Johnston, 17, of Morris RD 1 was driving south on Rt. 287 about 2 am.  He told police he dimmed his lights for on-coming traffic and after the car passed he saw a man walking in the road in front of him.  Johnston said he attempted to stop, but struck Mr. Scarborough with his right front fender. Mr. Scarborough was pronounced dead on arrival at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital at Wellsboro. Born Sept. 11, 1904, in Morris RD 1, he was a son of Irven and Lillian Love Scarborough. Surviving are five sons, Theodore, of Morris RD 1, Alton, of Wellsboro RD 1, Irven, of Nashville, Tenn., and Milton and Ronald, both of Roaring Branch RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Osborne, of Schenevus, NY, and Miss Bessie Scarborough, of Laurelton; three brothers, Torrence, of Elmira Heights, NY, and William and Eli, both of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Alma Williamee, of Wellsboro, and 14 grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wednesday at Beck's, Liberty.  The Rev. George Niles, pastor of the Antrim Baptist Church, officiated.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty.

SCHANBACHER - Mrs. Myrtle M. Gleckler, 84, of Liberty, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Divine Providence Hospital Tuesday, March 13, 1973, after being stricken while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Edward Shurer, of this city. She was the widow of Edward Gleckler.  Born June 20, 1888, in Liberty Twp., Tioga County, she was a daughter of David and Esther Doney Schanbacher. Surviving, besides her daughter here, are a son, Arlington R., of Pine City, N.Y.; another daughter, Mrs. Alton Parker, of Liberty; a sister, Mrs. Merton Thomas, of Canton, and six grandchildren. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, near Liberty.

 

SCHEEL Ruth A. Nelson

94, of Milan, Pa., died on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa., following an extended illness.  She was born October 11, 1917, in Manhattan, N.Y., the daughter of (the late) Phillip and Helen Scheel Krupp Scheel.  Ruth graduated from Queens, N.Y., High School at the age of 16, and the New York School of Design as an interior designer. She enjoyed oil painting, flower arranging, and gourmet cooking. Ruth was a member of the Towanda Garden Club, and St. John Lutheran Church, Sayre, Pa., since 1978.  She is predeceased by her husband, George in 2006; grandson, Christian August Humble; brother, John Scheel; and sister, Edith Cordato.  Ruth is survived by her children: Paul Nelson of Milan, Pa., and Barbara Nelson of Bayside, N.Y; grandson, Douglas Humble of Bayside, N.Y.; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.   Family and friends may call on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Mowrey from St. John Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa.   Sayre Morning Times – February 28, 2012  

ELLIS M. SCHMELZLE, 85 of Roaring Branch RD 1 diedJan. 10 1985 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Mr. Schmelzle was born Feb. 14, 1899 at East Point, Pa. the son of Horace and Elma Messner Schmelzle.  Mr. Schmelzle was a farmer for over 60 years.  He was a member of the East Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church, the Ogdensburg Grange, a live member of the Canton F. and AM, No 415, past master, Troy Royal Arch Chapter No. 261, past high priest, Northern Commander No. 16, Knights Templar, Towanda and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite-Valley of Towanda, Williamsport Valley Consistory and was president of the Old East Point Cemetery Association.  Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Mary M. Wayne; a brother-in-law, Edgar W. Wayne of Roaring Branch RD 1; one niece, one nephew and several cousins.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan 12 at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Clyde DeShong, pastor of the East Point Ebenezer United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Union Cemetery.  Friends are invited to all at the funeral home today from 3-5 and 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Canton F & AM and AM Lodge No. 415 will hold a Masonic memorial service at the close of calling hours.  –Towanda Daily Review

CLIFFORD L. SECHRIST, 89 formerly of Liberty died June 18, 2001 at the Valley View Nursing Center.  Born August 8, 1911 he was a son of the late William Henry and Esmarelda Miller Sechrist.  One June 18, 1936, Cliff married the former Pearl Eleanor Butters.  Together they shared over 56 years of loving marriage.  Cliff was employed for many years with the East Smithfield Farms in Liberty until its closure in 1975.  He was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church, Canton IOOF Lodge 321 and a 25 year member of Sebring Grange 1047.  Cliff especially enjoyed making maple syrup, working crossword puzzles and playing euchre.  He was an enthusiastic fan of the Atlanta Braves.  He is survived by three daughters and their spouses; Jean (Roger) Compton, Montoursville, Barbara Spring, Williamsport, and Sharon (Alan) Covell of Martinsburg, WV, a son and spouse, Scott (Melinda) Sechrist, Montoursville; ten grandchildren; Roger Philip Jr., John Clifford and Suzanne Caryl Compton; Scott Spring, Michael and Matt Covell; Pamela, Eric, Paige, and Kimberly Sechrist; five great-grandsons; a sister, Catherine Raker of Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins.   The funeral will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22 at the Liberty Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dan May officiating.  Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery.  Friends may call 7-9 p.m. on Thursday at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg and at the church one hour prior to the service.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association of NE PA, c/o Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA in Mr. Sechrist’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DAVID WILLIAM SECHRIST, 45, Liberty RR 1, died February 4, 2000.  Born September 14, 1954, in Williamsport, he was the son of Howard Edward and Dorothy Yoder Sechrist.  He was a counselor at Northern Tier Youth Services of Blossburg.  Mr. Sechrist was interested in hunting, fishing, and conservation and environmental issues.  Memberships include Knights of Pythias in Liberty, the National Audubon Society, president of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society of Tioga County, and a past member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg was a board member of the PA National Conservancy Council the HERB Guild, the Tioga Co. Environmental Program and was coordinator of the Public Raven Monthly Newsletter.  He was a Penn State Master Gardener.  Surviving are his mother of Cogan Station, his former wife, Dian Bastian, Liberty, brother, James D. Sechrist, Ralston; niece, Brenda, Ralston, nephew, Joseph; serving in the US Marines.  Preceding him in death was his father, in May 1996.  Funeral services were held February 9 from the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, with the Rev. Henry Hopper assistant pastor of Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SECHRIST –M. ELIZABETH BECK, 87 Roaring Branch RR 1 (Liberty Township) diedlate Tuesday morning, October 10, 1995 at her home.  Born August 17, 1908 in Roaring Branch, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Esme Miller Sechrist.  Mrs. Beck was a graduate of Ralston High School class of 1927 and was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church, and honorary member of the Polyanna Class and the Ladies Aid Society.  She belonged to Sebring Grange No. 1047, Pomona Grange No. 30 of Tioga County and was active in State and National Grange.  Elizabeth was a talented embroider and also enjoyed cross stitching and quilting.  Surviving are: her husband, William T. Beck with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage June 27, 1995; five sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Betty Beck, Lakeland, GA, Harford and Alice Beck, Elmira Heights, William and Phyllis Beck, Canton, George and Florence Beck, Ralston, Harry and Virginia Beck, Liberty; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Charles Messner, Roaring Branch, Catherine and Robert Fulmer, Roaring Branch and Helen and Howard Antes, Gillett; a brother, Clifford Sechrist, Liberty; a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Glenn Raker, Canton; 38 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Willard Beck in 1959; two grandsons and three great-grandsons.  The funeral service will be held Friday, October 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the East Point United Methodist Church with Pastor Joy Bennett officiating.  Interment will be held in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October12 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorials be directed to the Northern Penn Home Health Agency/Hospice, 520 Ruah St., PO Box 8, Blossburg, PA or to a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Beck’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SECHRIST M. Elizabeth BECK, 87, of Roaring branch RR 1, (Liberty Township), PA diedTuesday, October 10, 1995 at her home.  Born August 17, 1908 in roaring branch, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Esme Miller Sechrist.  Surviving are her husband d of 67 years, Willard T. Beck; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Betty beck of Lakeland, GA, Harford and Alice Beck of Elmira Heights, NY, William and Phyllis Beck of Canton, George and Florence Beck of Ralston, PA, Harry and Virginia Beck of Liberty, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Charles Messner of Roaring branch, Catherine and Robert Fulmer of Roaring Branch and Helen and Howard Antes of Gillett; a brother and a sister and brother-in-law; 38 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.  Funeral Services were held at the east Point United Methodist Church on October13 with pastor Joy Bement officiating and interment to be in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp. Arrangements were by the Pepper Funeral Home in Canton.  Memorials may be directed to the Northern Penn Home Health Agency/Hospice, 520 Ruah St., PO Box 8, Blossburg, PA or a charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Beck’s memory.

SEMSEY - The late Alfred Semsey, of Liberty, a nephew of Kossuth, one of the history makers of Austria, he was born January 24, 1857 in Esperes(?), Austria and came to America in 1878, going to Morris Run. After a few months there he removed to Liberty and was employed by Werline & Miller in the general mercantile business. In 1883 he purchased the Robert Sebring Hotel on which sire he afterwards erected the Semsey House, a few years ago. Mr. Semsey was a member of Blossburg's Lodge, No. 350 F&AM. The Masons had charge of the funeral. Mr. Semsey is survived by one sister in Austria and his widow, Nellie Shaffer Semsey. - Wellsboro Agitator, 27 December 1922

SMITH –JANET NEAL, 91 a former resident of Canton diedpeacefully Saturday evening, Oct. 13, 2001 at the Rose View Manor, Williamsport.  Born March 2, 1910 in Fallbrook, she was a daughter of the late Cole and Margaret Lowery Smith.  Janet attended the Canton schools.  She married the late Clifford E. Neal Oct. 27, 1928 in Elmira, N.Y.  He preceded her in death Sept. 12, 1972 after 44 years of loving marriage.  Janet was no stranger to an honest day’s work.  In addition to being a loving, supportive mother and busy homemaker, she helped Clifford with the daily operation of their North Union dairy farm for many years.  Mrs. Neal later worked as a cook at Our House Restaurant, Grover for 10 years.  Janet loved time spent playing bingo.  She also enjoyed card games and crocheting beautiful afghans for her family and friends.  Mrs. Neal was a member of the North Union Christian Church.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Flora Jane (Charles “Jr.”) Hicks of Williamsport; four grandchildren and their spouses; Susan (Jim) Tillotson of Muncy, Janice (Craig) Moore of Williamsport, Bradley (Lois) Neal of Williamsport and Bryan (Dawn) Neal of Avis; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband, Janet was predeceased by two sisters; Alice Seeley and Belle Foust and a brother, Tom Smith.  Friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  The funeral will follow with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the North Union Christian Church, c/o RR 2, Box 312 Canton, Pa. in Mrs. Neal’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM J. ‘BILL’ SNYDER, 73 of Roaring Branch, Tioga County diedSaturday, Aug. 3, 1991 at the Williamsport Hospital.  He was born on May 20, 1918 in Winfield, Union County the son of William Howard and Margaret Young Snyder.  Bill was the owner and operator of the Midway Truck Stop until his retirement in April 1991.  He was a member of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church, Ogdensburg Grange No. 293, Union Township, Loyal Order of the Moose No. 429, Canton, Wheel Inn, Inc., Roaring Branch and York County Racing Club.  He was an avid fan of automobile racing.  He is survived by his wife of ten years, Dorothy Fulmer Snyder; one son, William Barry Snyder, Muskegon, MI; two daughters, Kay Lyvonne (Vonnie) Wesneski, Canton RD 2, Karen Gibson, Roaring Branch; five grandsons, Denley, Mike and Douglas Wesneski and Clayton and Jaime Snyder; four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held Monday at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with Rev. Charles Bailey, his pastor officiating.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SONES –BEATRICE A. FULMER, 86, a resident of Strong’s Christian Home, Morris Run, died Dec. 19, 1992.  Born August 19, 1906, in Jamison City, she was the daughter of Harry and Julia Rider Sones.  She was a member of the Roaring Branch United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Fulmer and her husband Charles were proprietors of the former Fulmer’s Grocery Store in Roaring Branch for 48 years.  He preceded her in death on July 4, 1984.  Surviving are two sons, Harold and Robert, both of Roaring Branch; seven daughters, Helen O’Connors, Josephine Treat, Dorothy Snyder, and Beverly Mead, all of Roaring Branch, Bonnie Terry, Tioga, Mary Bedford, Cogan Station and Lucy Bigelow, Milroy; 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home on Dec. 22, with the Rev. Phyllis A. Hunter, her pastor officiating.  Burial was in the Union Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

STEWART - Erma L. (Stewart) Hebe, age 95, of Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA, a former life-long resident of Liberty, PA, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Erma was born September 22, 1912 in Sebring, PA, a daughter of William and Jesse (Duff) Stewart. Erma graduated from Liberty High School and Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University. She was a Special Ed teacher in the Liberty School District for over 40 years, beginning in 1932 in the one room King school, and later in the Sebring and East Point one room schools and later in special ed in Liberty. Erma was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church. Erma was a life member of the Sebring Grange; PA Retired Teachers Assoc., PSEA, Eastern Star, VIP with Country Terrace, a volunteer coordinator with the Area Agency on Aging, the Liberty Historical Society. She was a pioneer in the establishment of the Cub Scouts in Liberty. She enjoyed taking bus trips, senior activities, crocheting and quilting. She was a member of the Liberty Firemans Auxiliary.   Erma is survived by sons, Frank and (Jackie Allen) Hebe of Liberty, PA, William Bill (Shirley Zeafla) Hebe of Wellsboro, PA, Jim (Hazel Deitrick) Hebe; grandchildren, Mike, Eric, McLane and Peter Hebe, Molly (Jim) VanVliet, Alison (Joseph) Kibler, Christine Allen and Toni Allen Wilson; great grandchildren, McKenzie, Samuel, Jocelyn, William, Ivy and Katie. Also surviving are two nieces and two nephews; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Weaver of East Berlin, PA. Erma was predeceased by her husband, Roy in 1969, a brother, Earl Stewart and a sister, Jennie Landis.   Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 14, 2008 from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M. at the Liberty Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be held at the church at 3:00 P.M. with the Rev. David Byerly officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ermas memory to the Liberty Lutheran Church Building Fund, Attn: Treasurer, JoAnn Black, P O Box 59, Liberty, PA 16930. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

STEWART - HEBE, Erma L. (Stewart)
Age 95, of Broad Acres, Wellsboro, PA, a former lifelong resident of Liberty, PA, died Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 14, 2008, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Liberty Lutheran Church. A Memorial Service will be held at the church at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Byerly officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Erma's memory to the Liberty Lutheran Church Building Fund, Attn: Treasurer, JoAnn Black, PO Box 59, Liberty, PA 16930. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/11/2008

TEBO –JULIA EDNA TEBO BUTTERS.  On March 5, 2005, Julia Edna (Tebo) Butters, 90, diedat home in LeRoy.  Born on May 17, 1914, she was a daughter of Lewis and Clara (Austin) Tebo.  She was raised on the family’s farm on Joe Hill between Gleason and Roaring Branch.  After graduating from canton High School, she attended Mansfield State Teachers College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in education.  She taught at the Ogdensburg School full time for a number of years after graduating from Mansfield and later did substitute teaching in Canton.  On March 7, 1939, she married Emery C. Butters with whom she shared 56 years of her life.  During their time together they lived in Blossburg, South Union, Grover and West LeRoy.  She was a typical country housewife who canned and sewed and in her prime was a very good cook.  In the late 19502 she began to experience problems with her health and in 1961 was diagnosed with a tumor at the base of her brain.  She underwent surgery at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, to remove the tumor, but led a guarded life thereafter in many respects.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Lamont and Jeanne Butters, LeRoy; grandson, Thomas (Cassandra) Butters, Canton; grandson, Michael (Laura) Butters, Duncansville; grandson Jaime (Jennifer) Butters, Blue Bell; granddaughter, Ashley Butters, LeRoy; six great-grandchildren, Adam, Katelyn, Brandon, Madelyn, Rachel and Joshua; several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband Emery, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ophelia (Tebo) Sechrist, and brothers, Thomas Marvin Tebo and LeRoy Tebo.  A private burial was conducted at the Union Cemetery near Liberty.  Donations may be made in her memory to the Grover Church of Christ Building Fund.  Professional services were entrusted to the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

VROMAN –MARY E. COLLISTER, 79 died September 20, 1995 at the Williamsport Home where she was a resident.  She was born in Canton August 26, 1916 a daughter of the late John W. and Ida Belle (Woodward) Vroman.  Mrs. Collister was a member of the Seekers Christian Church, Williamsport and a life time member of the Church Board.  She was predeceased by her husband Walter H. Collister June 1, 1965 and a son Francis Collister, 1972.  Survivors include; sons, Fred Collister, Linden, PA, W. Carl Collister, Clarksville, TN and William Collister, Broadheadsville, PA; daughters, Shirley Correll, Maine, NY and Sharon Benson, Linden, PA; brothers, Max and Archie W. Vroman, both of Ralston, Charles B. Vroman, Kentucky, Fred Vroman, Buffalo, NY and Gerald S. Vroman; sisters, Viola Collister, Roaring Branch, PA; Emeretta Faus, Williamsport and Irene Twist, Ralston; grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.  Funeral service was held Sept. 23 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Milheim, pastor of the Seekers Christian Church and Roger Correll, a grandson and theology student officiating.  Interment was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga Co.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WALDRON  LUCILLE A. PARIS, 72, of 302 Parkhurst Ave., Elkland, died Sunday, April 24, 1983 at Sherwood Nursing Home, Byron, Texas.  Her husband, Arnold Paris died December 24, 1977.  Born at Arnot on December 10, 1910, she was the daughter of James and Eva Werline Waldron.  Surviving are two daughters:  Mrs. Marilyn Pinsel of Blossburg with whom she had resided, and Mrs. Fred (Linda) Forsthoff of Byron, Texas;  a sister, Mrs. Charles Yoder of Lewisburg;  two grandchildren, Michael and Pamela Forsthoff of Texas.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today Wednesday, at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty, PA.  The Rev. Norman L. Marden, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Blossburg will officiate.  Wellsboro Gazette - April 27, 1983  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

EDGAR W. WAYNE, 86, Roaring Branch RR 1 diedNovember 15, 1996 at the Manor Health Care Center in Williamsport, PA.  Born June 9, 1910 in Centerton, IN he was a son of the late Faust and Alice Wolf Wayne.  Mr. Wayne was a well-known dairy farmer in Union Township for many years until his retirement.  He was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church and the Ogdensburg Grange No. 293.  Mr. Wayne was a 50-year member and past master of the Canton Masonic Lodge No. 415 and was past master of the Troy Royal Arch Chapter.  He was also active in the Williamsport Consistory and the Northern Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar.  Surviving are a niece, Mary Lou Swinsburg, Weatherly, PA; a nephew, Richard Billig, Hazleton; three cousins, Clair B. Messner, Roaring Branch RR 1, Harrison Wheary, Jersey Shore and Arlene Karam, Elmira, NY.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Schmelzle on September 26, 1993.  The Canton Masonic Lodge No. 415 conducted services.  The funeral and committal service was held Nov. 19 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Canton with Joy Bement, pastor of East Point United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the East Point United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 100, Roaring Branch, PA in Mr. Wayne’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WAYNE –MRS. MARY M. SCHMELZLE, 90, Roaring Branch RR 1 diedSept. 26, 1993 at the Leader Nursing Homing in Williamsport.  Mrs. Schmelzle was born July 19, 1903 at Westfield, a daughter of Faust and Alice Wolfe Wayne.  She was a homemaker, a member of the East Point United Methodist Church; the Ogdensburg Grange the Ogdensburg Historical Society and the Liberty Historical Society.  Surviving are her brother, Edgar Wayne, who resided with her for 71 years; a niece, Mrs. Mary Lou Swinesburg and a nephew, Richard Billig, both of Weatherly and several cousins.  Mrs. Schmelzle was predeceased by her husband, Ellis Schmelzle on Jan. 10, 1985.  The funeral service was held from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Sept. 29 with the Rev. Mercy Kassambira, her pastor officiating.  Interment was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, PA.  Memorial donations can be directed to the East Point United Methodist Church in Mrs. Schmelzle’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WEAVER –DORIS MASE, 91, of Souderton, PA, died November 11, 2002.  She was born August 11, 1911 in Blossburg, the daughter of Warren and Emma Krotzer Weaver.  Doris married Burdette Mase who preceded her in death on January 23, 1977.  She was a member of the East Point Methodist Church.  Surviving are a son, Charles Mase, Souderton; daughters, Phyllis (Paul) Latshaw, Souderton and Janis (Martin) Masciantonio, Lansdale; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband Burdette were brothers LaRue Weaver and Lester Weaver.  The funeral service was held November 15 at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg with the Rev. Jay Hulslander, officiating.  Burial followed at Union Cemetery in Liberty.  Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Williamsport, Pa in Mrs. Mase’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Wellsboro Agitator
March 27, 1901
BENJAMIN F. WERLINE  aged 80 died at his home in Liberty Borough last Tuesday afternoon after an illness lasting seven weeks.  He was born in Liberty and most of his life was spent in Liberty Borough where he was engaged successfully in the hardware business for many years.  He was twice married.  His first wife was Miss Phoebe Mathers, a daughter of the late ex-sheriff, John Mathers, of Wellsboro.  He is survived by his second wife, (nee Miss Sarah Morrison) and by three children.  They are his son, Mr. Marion M., his assistant in business, a daughter Edith, wife of E.A. Nichols of Wellsboro, these children being by his first wife; and a daughter, Miss Mabel Werline, a child by his second marriage.  Mr. Werline was esteemed highly by his many acquaintances, being a man of remarkable sincerity of character.  He was a member of  Ossea Lodge F and A M of Wellsboro.  The funeral and burial were in Liberty on Friday afternoon.  Submitted by Peg Boyce -  geopeg@adelphia.net

Wellsboro Gazette
March 29, 1901
BENJAMIN F WERLINE died at his home in Liberty last Tuesday afternoon after a  severe illness of 8 weeks.  He was born in Liberty November 4, 1840 and lived here nearly all his life.  For more than 38 years he was engaged in the hardware business, and by his industry and good business qualities had accumulated a large property.  Mr. Werline was married to Miss Phoebe Mathers of Wellsboro in 1868 and leaves 2 children: Marion Werline of Liberty and Edith, wife of EA Nichols of Wellsboro. Mrs. Werline died in April, 1879 and 3 years later he married Miss Sarah Morrison of Troy, who survives him along with a daughter, Mabel.  Mr. Werline was a citizen who will be greatly missed and his death has cast a gloom over the entire community.  He was a genial, generous hearted man and gave liberally to all worthy causes.  His pertinent and quaint sayings will long be remembered by the people of this locality.  The family have the deepest sympathy in their great affliction. The deceased was very popular with all classes.  At the recent election, he was elected School Director, a position which he had filled for several successive terms.  He was one of the prime movers for the erection of the new school house, which was built almost three years ago and he contributed $300 towards the building fund.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church and were largely attended.  Rev. Brennerman officiated.  The remains were interred in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery.  The ODD Fellows attended the service in a body and conducted the services at the grave.  The deceased was also a member of the Mason’s Order.  Submitted by: Peg Boyce - geopeg@adelphia.net

Wellsboro Agitator
May 22, 1935
ISAAC B WERLINE, a lifelong resident of Liberty died Tuesday, May 14 at his home after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Werline died 3 years ago.  He is survived by 4 daughters: Mrs. James Waldron of Blossburg, Mrs. Edward Cook of Springfield, NJ, Mrs. Charles Cohick and Mrs. Cordy Drumater of Liberty;  2 sons, Herbert Werline of Liberty and Russell of Canadaigua, NY. The funeral was held Friday. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, PA.  Submitted by: Peg Boyce - geopeg@adelphia.net

Wellsboro Agitator
September 2, 1936
RUSSELL E WERLINE, aged 42 years, a former resident of Liberty died August 20 at the Canadaigua Hospital.  The funeral was held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles Cohick in Liberty.  William B. Wilson Post American Legion of Blossburg was in charge. The Rev. W A Moser officiated. Burial was in Union Cemetery.  Mr. Werline is survived by four sisters:  Mrs. Charles Cohick and Mrs. Cordy Drumater of Liberty, Mrs. James Waldron of Blossburg, and Mrs. E M Cook of Springfield, NJ, and a brother, Herbert Werline of Liberty.
Submitted by: Peg Boyce - geopeg@adelphia.net

WERLINE - MRS. PEARL W. COOK
The funeral was held at Liberty on Jan. 2, 1973 for Mrs. Pearl W. Cook, 81, of Liberty, who died at her home Saturday, Dec. 30, 1972.  Born Sept. 3, 1891, at Liberty, she was a daughter of Isaac and Margaret Hedding Werline.  Mrs. Cook was a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lois Akerley, of Lebanon, N.J., Mrs. Norma Gordon, of California, N.J., and Mrs. Nancy Kimble, of Liberty, and nine grandchildren.  The funeral was held at 2 p.m. in the church with the Rev. Wayne Walters, her pastor, officiating.  Burial was in Union Cemetery.

WERLINE STELLA
Williamsport Grit  - February 20, 1944
MRS. STELLA WERLINE DRUMATER, wife of Cordie Drumater, died at the Blossburg Hospital February 12 following a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late ISAAC WERLINE of Liberty. Mrs. Drumater had been a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church and had resided in Liberty all her life. Surviving besides her husband are 3 sisters: Mrs. Charles Cohick of Liberty, Mrs. James Waldron of Blossburg, Mrs. Edward Cook of Springfield, N.J.;  one brother, HERBERT WERLINE of Liberty.  Services were held Tuesday.   Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce  geopeg@adelphia.net

STELLA WERLINE
Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin - February 14, 1944
MRS. STELLA WERLINE DRUMATER, wife of Cordie Drumater, died at the Blossburg Hospital at 7:15 o’clock Saturday evening, February 12, 1944, following a brief illness.  She was the daughter of the late Isaac Werline of Liberty.  Surviving besides her husband are three sisters, Mrs. Charles Cohick of Liberty, Mrs. James Waldron of Blossburg, Mrs. Edward M. Cook of Springfield, NJ, and a brother, Herbert Werline of Liberty. Mrs. Drumater had been a member of the Liberty Lutheran Church and had resided in Liberty all her life.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Liberty funeral home with the Rev. Woodrow Klinger officiating.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery.   Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

WILLOW –EUGENIA J. MITSTIFER BROWN, Eugenia J. Mitstifer, age 77 of RD #3 Troy, PA diedWednesday, May 22, 1991 at the Bradford County Manor where she had resided since August 1985.  She resided in LeRoy, PA for forty-five years.  Jean was born November 3, 1913 at Corning, Steuben Co., NY, a daughter of Clyde & N. Grace Brundage Willow.  Mrs. Brown was a hair stylist at her home in LeRoy for over 30 years.  She retired in 1984.  Jean was a member of the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, LeRoy, PA and Lady of Rebekah Lodge #362, Canton, PA.  Surviving are her husband, Walter A. Brown of RD #3 Troy, PA; they celebrated 18 years of marriage January 28, 1973; daughter and son-in-law, Virginia & Gerald High, Grover; son and daughter-in-law, Glen E. (Bud) & Joyce Mitstifer Jr., Myerstown, PA; seven grandchildren, Kathleen Helms, Lucinda Dorn, Kevin High, Cheryl Redding, Richard Mitstifer, Mark Mitstifer & Brenda Mitstifer; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Charles Willow, Willis Willow, Leon Willow & Max Willow, all of Corning, NY; 4 sisters, Mrs. Honor King, Corning, NY, Mrs. Ruby Hill, Painted Post, NY, Mrs. Dorothy Storms, Dexter, KY, & Mrs. Evelyn Steves, Campbell, NY; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Glen E. Mitstifer Sr. September 20, 1970 and two great-granddaughters, Carrie Lynn High, December 18, 1988 & Sheila Marie High, November 11, 1989.  Funeral Services will be conducted from the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, PA Saturday at 11 a.m., Rev. Alan P. Gardner, her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty Twp., Tioga Co., PA.  Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home Friday 7 to 9 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the LeRoy Independent Baptist Church, LeRoy, PA in Jean's memory. –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

YODER Dorothy J. Sechrist

79, of Cogan Station, died unexpectedly at Evangelical Hospital, surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 2, 2011. Born Dec. 9, 1931, in Hepburn Township, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Sara Blemly Yoder. Dorothy was a graduate of Hepburnville High School. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She is survived by her son, James D. (Debra) of Ralston; three sisters, Sara Brown of Jersey Shore, Shirley Smith of Linden, and Nancy Brown of Linden; two grandchildren, Joseph Sechrist of Ralston and Brenda (Shane) Joralemon, of Canton and three great- granddaughters, Kayla, Abby, and Tegan.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, H. Edward Sechrist; a son, David W. and a brother, Gerald Yoder. Services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Friends may call the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty.  Williamsport Sun Gazette – June 4, 2011

 

ERNEST B. YODER
Age 88, of RD #1, Liberty, Pa., Monday, January 14, 1985 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa., Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., funeral service Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Steam Valley Bible Church, Trout Run, Pa., the Rev. Gerald Peet officiating. Burial Union Cemetery, Liberty Township. He was born September 13, 1896, a son of William and Hannah Bastian Yoder. His wife, the former Ruth Mase, predeceased him in 1974. Survived by 4 daughters, Mrs. Mary Rogers of Covington, Pa., Mrs. Esther Raker of Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Eleanor Hamilton and Mrs. Beverly J. Mase both of Liberty, Pa.; 3 sons, Charles of Lewisburg, Pa, Ray of Arnot, Pa and Arnold of Zero Beach, FL; sister, Mrs. Edna Krotzer of Liberty, Pa; 23 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a member of the Steam Valley Bible church. The family will provide the flowers and suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Steam Valley Bible Church, RD #1, Trout Run, Pa. 17771.

 

YODER - ROGERS, Mary L. (Yoder)
Age 87, of Covington, PA, died Sunday, October 26, 2008, at the Carleton Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. She was the wife of the late Clair M. Rogers. Mary was born on March 5, 1921 in Liberty, PA, the daughter of the late Ernest and Ruth (Mase) Yoder. Prior to her retirement, she was employed with Mansfield University in the Custodial Department. Mary enjoyed bowling, sewing, cooking, serving on the election board and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ where she participated in numerous church activities. Mary is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald C. and Beverly Rogers of Seneca, SC; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and R. Duane Seymour of Mainesburg, PA, Janice and Marshall Updike of Big Flats, NY; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Leslie and Joan Yoder of Arnot, PA, Arnold and Jane Yoder of Fort Pierce, FL; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Esther and Keith Raker of Horseheads, NY, Eleanor and James Hamilton of Nazareth, PA, Beverly and Lawrence Mase of Liberty, PA; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, four step great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Margaret Yoder. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 30, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 31, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the Covington Church of Christ, Rte. 15, Covington, PA. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Liberty, PA. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to the Covington Church of Christ, Rte. 15, Covington, PA 16917, or the Carleton Senior Care Home, 10 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/28/2008

 

? Mrs. Pearl W. Cook
LIBERTY – The funeral was held here today for Mrs. Pearl W. Cook, 81, of Liberty, who died at her home Saturday, Dec. 30, 1972. Born Sept.. 3, 1891, at Liberty, she was a daughter of Isaac and Margaret Hedding Werline. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lois Akerley, of Lebanon, NJ.; Mrs. Norma Gordon, of California, NJ. and Mrs. Nancy Kimble, of Liberty, and nine grandchildren. Burial was in Union Cemetery.

? LUCY L. RICE
Lucy L. Rice, youngest daughter of A.E. Rice, of Tompkins, was born in Chatham, Pa., March 20, 1884, and died at the home of her brother, Clarence W. Rice, Feb. 14, 1920.  Burial Feb. 18, in the Union cemetery in Farmington.  She had been in failing health since her mother died two years ago last July.  She was stricken with paralysis when a baby three months old and had been a cripple all her life.  She is survived by her father, one sister, Mrs. B.W. Holley, of Osceola; two brothers, Clarence W. Rice, of Westfield, and Ernest D. Rice, of Chatham.--Courier. The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)
 

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