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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Township, Tioga County PA
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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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

 

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ABERNATHY – George Robert Abernathy, age 8, son of Mr. & Mrs. James Abernathy of Beaver Dam RD 2, died Saturday March 11, 1961. Survived by parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Lawson of Corning; paternal grandparents, James Abernathy, Sr. of Crooked Creek RD 1, and Mrs. Emma Smith of Johnstown, NY; great-grandmother, Mrs. Sarah English of Wellsboro. Funeral was Monday at 2 PM at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, the Rev. John Squires officiating. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 15 March 1961, p.4

 

ASHLEY E .JANE Olmsted  [SRGP 30725]  (Elizabeth Jane Ashley Olmsted)

Of Wellsboro, PA -  Age 79, died Sunday, June 21, 1998 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA where she resided.  She was the wife of the late Richard G. Olmsted who died September 1, 1969.  Born May 15, 1919 in Delmar Township, PA, she was the daughter of Leonard R. and Damia Maynard Ashley.  Jane was a telephone operator for over 4 years and operated a dairy farm with her husband in Shippen township for many years.  She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church and was a member of the National and local AARP.  Surviving are sons, Bernard H. Olmsted of Winchester, VA, and sisters; Neva Beckhorn of Valois, NY, Corene Slocum of Big Flats, NY and Joanna Ashley of Big Flats, NY.  She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call on Tuesday, June 23, 1998 from 1 to 2 PM at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Inc. 139 Main St. Wellsboro, PA.  Funeral Service will follow immediately at the funeral home at 2 PM with the Rev. Fred Hickok officiating.  Burial in West Branch Cemetery in Delmar Township, PA.   Note: The obituary says "sons", but it should be "son".  Jane and Dick only had the one child, Bernard.  Also, Joanna was living at this time with Corene and Richard in Big Flats because she was no longer able to live alone in her apartment in Wellsboro.

 

ASHLEY - Lewis B. Ashley [SRGP 30040], 73, of Wellsboro RD6 died Sunday at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Sept. 9, 1896, the son of Willard and Amanda Kennedy Ashley. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Middle Ridge Methodist Church, the Middle Ridge Grange, and the Dairymen's League. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Neva Sherman Ashley; a son, George of Wellsboro RD6; three granddaughters. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home with the Rev. James W. Garthoff officiating. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, Feb.. 12, 1970

 

BACON Eunice B. Bartle

Last Sunday Eunice B., wife of Mr. Jacob C. Bartle, of Stony Fork, died after a long and painful illness.  She was 63 years of age.  Mrs. Bartle was a daughter of the late Oliver Bacon.  She was a most estimable woman.  Although she had known for months that death must soon come to her she had been courageous and cheerful, resting upon her faith in the life immortal.  The funeral is to be held this afternoon at the Bartle homestead.  (Tuesday, September 9, 1890, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

 

BAKER - Ira Andy Andrew Baker, age 49, of Elkland, PA, died Friday, October 9, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Andy was born May 5, 1960 in Wellsboro, PA a son of Harry and Grace (Moore) Baker. He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club in Elkland. Andy enjoyed spending time with his dog, Sally and hunting. He was a U. S. Army Veteran.  Andy is survived by his mother, Grace Sharrow, of Canton, PA; two sons, Andrew Baker and Ira Baker, both of Knoxville, PA; one grandson, Trentyn Baker; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Harry Baker and Joseph (Juanita Mishoe) Baker, both of Mansfield, PA, Todd (Deb) Baker of Osceola, PA; a sister, Harriet Baker of Wellsboro, PA; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Harry; two brothers, Philip and Scott Baker.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Twp. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

BAKER - Scott Allen Baker, 13, RD#2 Wellsboro died Monday, December 26, 1977. He was born July 9, 1964 in Wellsboro, a son of Harry and Grace Moore Baker. He was a seventh grade student at the Wellsboro Junior High School and a member of the Charleston Baptist Church. He is survived by his parents; one sister, Harriet and four brothers, Harry, Philip, Todd and Andy, all at home and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Moore of Morris. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home between 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, December 28, 1977. Funeral services will be held at the Charleston Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 1977 with the Rev. Robert N. Bruffey officiating. Burial will be in the West Branch Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 28, 1977

Wellsboro Gazette, December 28, 1977
Middlebury Youth dies in Hunting Accident Monday
C. Lynn Keller of Wellsboro, District Game Protector, stated that Scott Allen Baker, 13, son of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Baker of RD#2, Wellsboro, was accidentally shot to death Monday, December 26, 1977 in a hunting mishap.  Scott, his 12-year-old brother Todd and Irvin Samuel Tillinghast, 18, also of RD#2, Wellsboro were hunting rabbits near the intersection of Route 287 and Catlin Hollow Road, Middlebury Township along the tracks of the former Penn Central Railroad [now Conrail]. The scene of the mishap was about 7 miles north of Wellsboro.  The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m. Monday within sight of the Baker and Tillinghast homes, both located on the Catlin Hollow Road.  The Game Protector said that Tillinghast, who has an artificial leg, was about 5 feet behind Scott and Todd Baker. The youths were in pursuit of a rabbit at the time of the incident.  Scott and Todd were on the right hand side of the tracks and Irvin on the tracks. As Irvin attempted to get off the tracks, he slipped and fell. The 20-guage single barrel shotgun he was carrying discharged. Scott was struck in the lower part of his back.  The Baker boy was not carrying a gun, although each of the youths had their hunting licenses in conformance with small game season requirements.  One of the youths ran home and a Wellsboro ambulance responded to the scene.  Scott was taken to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.  An autopsy was performed by pathologist, Dr. William Reich and the results reported to Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland, Tioga County Coroner.  Investigation into the incident was conducted by Keller, assisted by Game Protector Frank Bernstein and Deputy Game Protector Ralph Youmans, as well as members of the Tioga County Probation and Sheriff’s Departments, including Probation Chief William Farrell and Sheriff John R. Wilcox, and the Mansfield State Police.  The investigation continued throughout the day, beginning shortly after the mishap and not ending until 7 p.m. that evening. Keller explained that is was the responsibility of the agencies to determine, since the youth had died, that his death was accidental. Since the death was attributed to a hunting accident, Keller had jurisdiction.  The Game Protector noted that this was the first fatality in his district since he came to the Wellsboro area 3 ½ years ago.  Scott was a seventh grade student at the Wellsboro Junior High School. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 1977 at the Charleston Baptist Church where he was a member. He will be buried at the West Branch Cemetery.

BALDWIN - CHARLOTTE E. HEATH
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 6 May 1987
Mrs. Charlotte E. Heath, 94, of Wellsboro RD 3, died Friday, May 1, 1987, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Harold T. Heath, died in 1980. Born in Shippen Twp., Tioga County, July 27, 1892, she was a daughter of Eugene and Rosetta Baldwin English. Mrs. Heath was a member of Middle Ridge Grange for 80 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ella Best, also of Wellsboro RD 3, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at Tussey-Mosher's, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Twp. The Rev. Timothy Kaiser, pastor of Stony Fork Baptist Church officiated.

BALDWIN - ROSETTA ENGLISH
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 14 Dec 1933
Mrs. Eugene English Dies at Middle Ridge. Middle Ridge, Dec. 13. -- Our vicinity lost another older resident, when Mrs. E. S. English diedat the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Heath, of R. D. 2, on Friday morning, December 8. Besides the husband and the above named daughter, she is survived by two sons, Eugene Jr., of Wellsboro and Vine, at home. The funeral conducted from the Evans Funeral Home on Monday afternoon was in charge of Rev. Loughead, of Stony Fork, with burial at West Branch.

BARTLE AMY C.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 3, 1934
Mrs. Amy Taylor, aged 89 years, died December 26, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Brewer, at Little Genesee, N.Y.  She is survived by her daughter and two sons, Homer Taylor, of Endicott, N.Y., and Archie Taylor, of Galeton.  The funeral was held at the Ernest Davis Funeral Home in Wellsboro; burial in the
West Branch cemetery.

 

BARTLE Addie

Wellsboro Agitator – January 26, 1916

Mrs. Addle Bartle Mitchell age 58 years, wife of Henry, J. Mitchell of Delmar, died last Wednesday afternoon at 5:40 o'clock, of heart disease. She was a daughter of Jacob C. and Eunice Bacon Bartle and was born June 19, 1857. Her husband and four children survive her—Dr. Harry B. Mitchell, of Pittsburgh.  Misses Eunice and Sarah Mitchell and Mrs. Phillip Wilcox, all of Delmar. One brother and three sisters also survive her—Eli Bartle and Mrs. Henriette Lyons, of Delmar; Mrs. Eloise West, of Shippen and Mrs.Charles Miller, of East Taunton, Mass. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Presbyterian church of Wellsboro and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the late home of the deceased, Rev. P. H Hershey officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery.

 

BARTLE Alice

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, December 7, 1927, Pg 2

Mrs. Alice Bartle Horton, aged 84 years, widow of William F. Horton, who died March 25, 1904, died at 10 o'clock last Tuesday evening at her home on Central Avenue in Wellsboro, after a long illness. She was born in Delmar Township, Tioga County, PA., May 13, 1843, daughter of Andrew and Maria TenBroeck Bartle. Mrs. Horton is survived by two sons, George B. Horton, of Wellsboro, and James K. Horton, an attorney of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren -- Louise, George and Mary, of Wellsboro; William of Corning; Rex of Greene, NY; Guy of Wyoming, and Donald of Delmar; two sisters, Mrs. Seth Bacon and Mrs. Charles M. Hotchkiss of Wellsboro. Mrs. Horton spent her long and useful life in this vicinity and was beloved and highly respected by her numerous friends. The funeral was held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. O. G. Cocks, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating; interment in the West Branch Cemetery.

 

BARTLE Eloise

Mrs. Eloise West, aged 85 years, died at 1:05 a.m., Dec. 17, at the home of her son, Harold J. West, at Little Marsh. She was born in Delmar, Dec. 3, 1864, daughter of Jacob and Eunice Bacon Bartle. She is survived by two sons, J. Frederick, of Wellsboro, RD S, and H.J. West, of Little Marsh.  Two daughters,  Miss Esther A West, of Little Marsh, and Mrs. Lottie Vandergrift, of New Brunswick, N.J., ten grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.  The funeral was held Monday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev. C W Sheriff officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery.

 

BARTLE Francis A. Frankie Hotchkiss

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, January 18, 1933

Mrs. Frankie A. Bartle Hotchkiss, aged 75 years, wife of Charles M. Hotchkiss, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Copestick in Delmar. She is survived by her husband, and 2 children, Mrs. Copestick, of Delmar and Neil Hotchkiss of Elmira, formerly of Wellsboro. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Seth Bacon, of Wellsboro. Funeral will be held tomorrow and burial in the West Branch Cemetery.

 

BARTLE HANNAH LUCINDA
Wellsboro Agitator - Aug. 31, 1910
Mrs. Hannah L. Williams died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Campbell Friday morning, at seven o'clock.  Mrs. Williams maiden name was Hannah Lucinda Bartle.  She was born at McDonough, Chenango county, N.Y., Oct. 19, 1829, and came to Delmar with her parents in 1842.  She married John Hastings, in August, 1847.  One child was born to them, Mrs. Jennie E. Townsend, of Norwich, N.Y., who survives.  Later they moved to Wisconsin, where Mr. Hastings died, in 1863.  She married George Williams Jan. 26, 1871, who died in Arkansas.  She came East in 1898 and settled in Delmar and was residing at the home of Mr. Eli Campbell at the time of her death.  Besides her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Townsend, she is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Emily Wheeler, of Wellsboro, Mrs. Amy Taylor, of Galeton; Augusta Hastings, of Tiadaghton, and Mrs. Mary Impson, of West Pike; and numerous friends and relatives.  She was a member of the Presbyterian church, loved and respected by all who knew her.  The funeral was held at the First Baptist church Sunday, Aug. 28th at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Dr. Shaw officiating; burial in the West Branch Cemetery.

 

BARTLE - JACOB C. BARTLE, of Stony Fork, died at his home in that place last Friday (Oct. 16, 1903) after a long illness of dropsy, aged 78 years. Mr. Bartle had been a resident of this county for 60 years, coming here from Chenango County, NY, where he was born. He was well and favorably known in this locality, having been engaged in business as a miller, lumberman and farmer. He is survived by six children: Mrs. J. T. Wortendyke, Mrs. W. F. West, Mrs. Henry Mitchell and Mrs. Clinton West, of Delmar; Eli Bartle, of Shippen, and Mrs. C. L. Miller of Addison NY. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Straw officiating. Interment in the West Branch cemetery.

 

BARTLETT Mrs. Edith M. Berg, 68, of Wellsboro RD 6, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 1973, at her home. She was the widow of Charles Berg. She was born July 20, 1905, in Tioga county, a daughter of Lawrence and Ada Luther Bartlett. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Adamarie Butler, with whom she lived, Mrs. Joyce Andrew, of Wellsboro RD 3, and Mrs. Jeanne Hunter, of Wellsboro RD 1; two sons, Larry, of Mansfield RD 1, and Duane, of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Allen, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Helen Foster, of Osceola; two brothers, Donald Bartlett, of Wellsboro, and Harry Bartlett, of Mansfield, and 13 grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro RD 6. The Rev. Gordon E. Abrams of Wellsboro, a retired Baptist minister, officiated.

 

BEAUVIER Anne

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., July 21, 1909, Pg 5

Mrs Anne Eliza Beauvier Navle, aged 77 years, widow of the late Samuel Navle, who died on March 6, 1905, died at the home of her son, Mr O. J. Navle at Kennedy, Delmar Township, about 4:30 o'clock last Friday afternoon [7/16/1909] after a long illness.  She had been confined to her bed for the past two months, but had been in very poor health for the past six years, due to the effects of a stroke of paralysis.  Mrs Navle was born at Liberty on March 25, 1832.  Three children survive her - Mr. O. J. Navle of Kennedy, Mrs Daniel Horton of Asaph and Mrs Warren Lawton of Presho, NY, besides one sister, Mrs Ettie Wilson of Delmar.  She was a member of the Delmar Free Baptist Church where the funeral was held on Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev Herman Keeney officiating.  A prayer service was held at the home at 10am. Interment was made in the West Branch Cemetery.

 

BEEBE Sally Ann Warriner

Wellsboro Agitator - Dec 6, 1911

Mrs. Sally Ann Warriner, aged 90, died at her home in Draper Thursday morning at 11 o'clock. She was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and  Sally Reed Beebe and was born Sept 9 1821. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock; Burial in West Branch Cemetery.

 

BERG, DUANE A.
 Age 50 of 6 Cherry Street, Wellsboro, PA, Saturday, October 16, 1982.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA, Monday 7-9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Tuesday 1:30 pm., Mr. Daryl Sherman officiating.  Burial West Branch Cemetery.  Family will provide the flowers.  Friends may contribute to the charity of one's choice.  Survived by wife, Ardell Doane Berg; one daughter, Miss Donna Rae Berg at home; one son, Donald D. Berg of Wellsboro, PA; one brother, Larry Berg of RD 1 Mansfield, PA; three sisters, Mrs. Roger (Joyce) Andrews of RD 3 Wellsboro, PA, Mrs. Alex (Jeanne) Hunter of RD 1, Wellsboro, PA, Mrs. Clifford (Adamarie) Butler of RD 6 Wellsboro; two grandchildren; three uncles, two aunts, several nieces and nephews.  He was an employee of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 16 years and member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehoveh Witnesses, Mansfield, PA.  Mr. and Mrs. Berg observed their 25th wedding anniversary October 11, 1982.

BEST STANLEY
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 12 Jun 1991, p. 12
Stanley [Bud] Best, 62, of RD 3, Box 70, Wellsboro, died Friday, June 7, 1991 at his residence. Born Aug. 10, 1928 in Shippensville, he was the son of Stanley and Wilma Slaughenhaupt Best. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lamberville, N.J., and the Wellsboro Moose Lodge #1147, and the Wellsboro V.F.W. He was a self-employed truck driver. Surviving are his mother, Wilma S. Best of Confluence, wife, Ella Heath Best of Wellsboro, son and daughter-in-law, Donald E. and Diane Best of Furlong, son, Darwin E. Best of New York City, daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Michael Hagar of Tylersport, daughter, Barbara Best of Flemington, N.J., two brothers, Donald Best of Erie, Gary Best of New Hope, one sister, Florence Phillippi of Confluence, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends called Sunday, June 9, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. The funeral service was held there Monday, June 10, with the Rev. Peter DeVantier, his pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Township.

BORDEN JULIAN
Wellsboro Agitator – October 23, 1946
Julian Borden, aged 86 years, of Wilawana, Bradford county, Pa., formerly of Wellsboro and vicinity, died at the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, Thursday.  He is survived by four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Mina Priset, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Clara Fuller, of Little Marsh; Mrs. Natalie Hilborn, of Slate Run; Mrs. Imogene Plumley, of Tioga; Carl and Rupert Borden, of Crookedcreek; Bernard Borden, of Middlebury; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

BORDEN - OGDEN, Mary L.
Age 100, of Wellsboro, PA, died July 15, 2009 at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Lewis E. Ogden who died in 1994. Mary was born December 5, 1908 in Delmar Township, PA, the daughter of the late Llewellyn J. and Kate A Halstead Borden. She was a lifelong resident of Tioga County and a homemaker. Mary was a member of the Draper Baptist Church and enjoyed embroidering, reading, quilting, camping and playing the organ. She loved to cook and garden. Surviving are her daughter, Pauline A. (Perley) Simmons, Emporium, PA; sons, Richard L. (Marlene) Ogden, Eagle Creek, Oregon, Gerald F. Ogden, and fiancee Barbara Short, Wellsboro, PA, and LaRue E. (Karen) Ogden, Panama Beach, FL; nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth, in 1982; two sisters, Phoebe Butler and Grace Putman, Brother, Edwin Borden; and grandson, Tim Ogden. Friends and family are invited to Mary's Life Celebration on Monday, July 20, 2009, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with the service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Burial in West Branch Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2009

MATTHEW STEVEN BORDEN
 Matthew Steven Borden, infant son of James and Carol J. Allen Borden of RD#1, Morris, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1987. Surviving, besides his parents, are a brother, Russell S. Borden, at home; maternal grandfather, Arnold Allen of Wellsboro; paternal grandfather, Earl W. Borden of Wellsboro; and paternal grandmother, Margaret Neal of Wellsboro. Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 3, at the West Branch Cemetery.  The Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiated. Arrangements were made by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro.

BOWERS - Henry J. Bowers, 88, Wellsboro, left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. Born Nov. 22, 1921, he was the son of the late James H. and Fanny Culver Bowers. He was the beloved husband of Freda June Perry Bowers for 66 years, until her death on Jan. 31, 2008. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Lewis and James Bowers and sister, Dorothy Keck. He is survived by three sisters, Nina York of Texas, Anne Roupp of Liberty, Lucille Maynard of Colorado; a daughter and son-in-law, Nina Mae and Jerry Copley; and a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Leda Hall Bowers; six grandchildren, Melody Muex, Kelly Copley, Debra Reynolds, Donald Bowers, Frank Copley and Robert Bowers; 13 great-grandchildren, Romel, Janee and Charmaine Muex, Kelly and Heaven Copley, Jennifer, Nathan and Lillian Reynolds, Jordyn and Logan Bowers, Michael Copley, Zachary and Brady Bowers; and four great-great-grandchildren. He served his country with pride in the United States Navy during World War II, where he received marksmanship medals, among other honors. He was a member of the Stony Fork Baptist Church, V.F.W, N.R.A. and the Mountain Laurel Camping Club. He loved family, friends, camping, fishing and gardening. He was called the dinner plate dahlia man in praise of his flower garden. He was beloved by a host of friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at Stony Fork Baptist Church on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Stony Fork Baptist Church, 2831 Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 27, 2010

BOYDEN - SHANNON K. ROOT
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 17 Apr 1985, p. 14
Shannon K. Root, 32, of RD 6, Wellsboro, Pa. died today, Wednesday April 17, 1985 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born October 19, 1952 in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa., she was the daughter of Elvin and Marian [Huck] Boyden. She is a former nurse's aide at Hillsboro, Oregon and a member of the Mt. Zion Full Gospel Church, Wellsboro, Pa. She was preceded in death by one son, Matthew Donald VanVliet who died January 13, 1983. Surviving are: her husband, Gregory L. Root; one daughter Patricia, VanVliet at home; two sons, Jason and Ryan Root, both at home; parents, Elvin and Marian Boyden of RD 1, Wellsboro, Pa.; four sisters, Mrs. Beverly Button and Mrs. Diane White, both of Wellsboro, Mrs. Shirley Leon of Elyria, Ohio, and Mrs. Linda Seipler of Thurmont, Maryland; three brothers, James Boyden stationed in Holland, Dana Boyden of Syracuse, N.Y. and Ronald Boyden of Wellsboro; several aunts, uncles, nephews and cousins. There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held this Saturday, April 20, 1985 at 2 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro with The Rev. Laverne E. Holliday, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Township. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

BROUGHTON James R. Broughton

James R. "Jim" Broughton, 87, of Morris, died on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.  He was born on May 28, 1923, in Morris, a son of the late Frederick and Mabel H. (Butler) Broughton.  He graduated from the Morris High School, was in the Civilian Conservation Corps, served his country in World War II in the European Theater, member of the DAV and a member of the Morris/Blackwell United Methodist Church. Jim was married on May 26, 1947, to Elthea R. (Butler) Broughton with whom he had celebrated 63 years of marriage. Mr. Broughton owned the former Wellsboro Gulf Station and then moved the business to Morris.  Jim is survived by his wife, Elthea; four sons and daughters-in-law, Ransford (Linda) Broughton of Morris, Donald (Pat) Broughton of Hawley, Kevin (Kim) of Jonestown, Brian (Jamie) of San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette Hollenbeck of Rushville, Ill., Marjorie Close of Morris; brothers, Donald Broughton of Tioga, Kenneth (Paula) Broughton of Alpine, Wyo. He was predeceased by brothers, Vernon, Fred and Charles.  Friends may call on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Keith Diehl officiating. Interment will be in the West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morris/Blackwell United Methodist Church, Morris, Pa. 16938.  Wellsboro Gazette – January 3, 2011

 

BROWN Arlington M. Brown

92, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. He was the husband of Lucille J. Wilson, whom he married on Sept. 19, 1942. Arlington was born May 14, 1921, in Theyerton, the son of the late Alvin M. and Lucy Brummett Brown. Arlington was active in the Draper Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran, having served in the Pacific Theater during World War II .During his lifetime he worked for the railroad, Corning Glass Works and Ingersoll Rand. After 1945, when he was discharged from the Army, Arlington pursued a career as a dairy farmer. In addition he owned and operated Brown's Lake Campground, Thumptown. Arlington was an accomplished fiddle player. He enjoyed hunting. One of his many accomplishments was developing "Farmer Brown's" fried chicken coating. He was active with the Soil Conservation Service as well as Future Farmers of America and the Penn State Agriculture Department. Surviving are his wife, Lucille, of Wellsboro; his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Bonnie Brown of Wellsboro; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and James Smith of Mansfield, Dianne and Jim Dunham of Wellsboro, Joan and Gregory Holst of Downingtown; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Arlington's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Draper Baptist Church, 22 Draper Rd. Wellsboro. The funeral will follow at church, with Pastor Ronald Hagy officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Arlington's name to the Wellsboro Food Pantry, c/o United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 547, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette – December 8, 2013

 

BURTON Charlotte E
Oakden Charlotte E. Age 92, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY. She was born August 5, 1913 in Delmar Township, PA, the daughter of James and Nina VanVliet Burton. She married Maynard Oakden on June 26, 1937 in Tuscarora, NY. He predeceased her on November 13, 1994. Charlotte was a housewife, enjoyed crafts and cared for foster children for over 40 years. She is survived by a son, George Oakden of Painted Post, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Leeanna and Richard Baker of Addison; a granddaughter, Velva J. Scudder; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Vernon Scudder; and five brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Homes on Friday, April 28, 2006 from 7 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.

 

BURTON Doris C. Burton

97, of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the Laurels.  She was born Jan. 11, 1915, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Charles and Hattie Osborn Burton.  Doris was employed by Bell Telephone Company, Harrisburg, as an auditor and instructor. She retired in 1980.  Surviving are four nieces, Evelyn (Charles) Parsons of Wellsboro, Sandy (Michael) Homel of Doylestown, Barbara (David) Wilmoth of S. Chesterfield, Va., Sharon (John) Eastlack of Pearce, Ariz.; nephew, Gerald (Jacqueline) Burton of Harrisburg; several grand and great-grand-nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard and Winton Burton; and nephew, William Burton.   Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Memorials may be made in Doris's name to American Cancer Association, Tioga County Unit, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 28, 2012

 

BUTLER - Clifford C. Butler, age 73, of Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Clifford was born in Asaph, PA on May 18, 1936, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Butler. He was the husband of the late Adamarie (Berg) Butler who diedin 2006. Clifford was a retired farmer, a truck driver for Morrals, and retired as a heavy equipment operator from Penn Dot. He enjoyed camping, hunting and gardening and was a member of Dexter Baptist Church.  Clifford is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Bobbi Jo Butler of Wellsboro, PA, Larry and Amy Butler of Wellsboro, PA; six grandchildren, Darren, Hannah, Carissa, Jeremy, Caitlynn and Kylie; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Charles Spencer of Wellsboro, PA.  Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Truax officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Cliffords grandchildren, c/o Larry Butler, 3430 Rt. 660, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

HENRY C. BUTLER age 86 of Cedar Run, Pa., Saturday, August 3, 1974.  Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Perry R. Shoemaker.  Burial in West Branch Cemetery.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Callie S. Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Calvin (Laura) Short of Morris, Pa., Mrs. Viola Putman of Harpersville, N.Y.; three sons, Charles of Elba, N.Y., Francis of Binghamton and Clifford of Lyons; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  He was a retired birch still operator.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1974

IRA A. BUTLER, 75, of Morris, Wednesday, April 6, 1960.  He was a retired laborer.  Survived by son, Harry of California; daughter, Mrs. William Patridge of Pike, N.Y.; brothers, Leonard of Hume, N.Y., Henry of Wellsboro, Orville and Harry of Morris, Clayton of Morris Run; sister, Mrs. Alvin Huck of Wellsboro RD 5; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  Body at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Edward T. Reed.  West Branch Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/8/1960

 

CALHOUN Elizabeth Townsend

Mrs. Elizabeth Calhoun Townsend, aged 74 years, wife of Charles Townsend died last Thursday night at her home on Tioga street.  She was born in Lawrenceville, Nov. 11, 1844, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Calhoun.  She is survived by her husband and the following children – Mrs. Alice Warriner, Charles, Clarence, Sidney, and Emery Townsend of Wellsboro; Orrie Townsend of Tiadaghton; and Clyde Townsend of Corning.  The funeral was Held Sunday afternoon at one o’clock, at the Draper church, Rev. C.W. MacGeorge, pastor of the Baptist church of Wellsboro officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 8 October 1919.

 

CALLEAR Terri Callear Donlin

56, of Concord, N.C., died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.  Terri was born to Don and Phylis Callear on June 22, 1957 in Waverly, N.Y.  She graduated from Athens High School (Go Bulldogs!) in 1975. She married Ed Donlin June 12, 1976 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Athens. In March 1981, they moved to Concord. After high school, Terri went to work at Ingersoll-Rand for the next five years. After moving to North Carolina, she began working at IBM and was there for 26 years.  Terri’s favorite hobbies included reading, golfing, knitting and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of The Club at Irish Creek where she spent warm Saturday mornings. She was also an avid New York Giants Football and Penn State fan.  Terri is predeceased by her parents-in-law, Jim and Jean Donlin.  She is survived by her parents, Don and Phylis Callear, Athens; husband of 37 years, Ed Donlin, Concord; daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Mike Gorman, Charlotte, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Nancy Callear, Athens; brother, David Callear, Athens; sisters-in-law, Barb and Jerry Pritchard, Waverly, Nancy and Joe Peterpaul, Orlando, Fla., and Mary and Jeff Fassett, Ulster; brothers-in-law, Jack and Jill Donlin, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Joey Donlin, Canton, and Pat Donlin, Elkridge, Md. She is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews and their families. In lieu of flowers and to honor Terri’s love of birds, her family is asking memorial donations be made to the National Audubon Society, Attn: You Count x 2, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. A visitation will be held from 5– 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Whitley’s Funeral Home in Kannapolis, N.C.   An additional visitation will take place at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, on Friday, Dec. 27. The visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m.   Sayre Morning Times – December 8, 2013    

 

CAMPBELL Betty May (Campbell) Borden

95, of Renovo, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. She was born on July 4, 1917, in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Homer and Emma (Witherow) Campbell. Betty was the wife of the late Ralph R. Borden.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed reading, puzzles and bingo.  Betty is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, William Borden of Renovo, Jack and Beverly Borden of Wellsboro; daughter, Sandra Borden of Williamsport; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Jerry Pelton of Johnstown; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. with the Rev. Laverne E. Holliday officiating. Interment will be in West Branch Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 7, 2013

 

CAMPBELL, Harold – Harold Campbell, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Campbell, died May 16, at their home on Water street, interment in the West Branch cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator 28 May 1919.

 

HOMER D. CAMPBELL, 64 OF Wellsboro, Saturday, Oct. 4, 1958.  He was a mechanic, member of the Wellsboro First Baptist Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ralph Borden of Wellsboro RD 4 and Mrs. Donald Holt of Johnstown, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Eric Soderquist of Wellsboro; brother, Guy E. Campbell of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren.  Body at Bastian & Kuhl Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David Burrows.  West Branch Cemetery.  –Elmira Telegram 10/5/1958

 

HOMER M. CAMPBELL, 78, of Middlebury Center RD 2, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 1976, at Thursday, Dec. 2, 1976, at his home. Born Dec. 15, 1897, in Shippen Twp., Tioga County, he was a son of George and Mary Stone Campbell. He was retired fiom the Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass Works. Mr. Campbell was a member of Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Tioga Lodge 373, F&AM, the Coudersport Consistory, Potter Commandery 69 and Royal Arch Chapter 194. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Clark; two daughters Mrs. Brooks E. Nancarrow of Montoursville, RD 2 and Mrs. Ernest Kritzmacher of Fairfield, Ohio; three sons, G. Keith of Kaysville, Utah, Albert H. in Saudi Arabia and Gerald H. of Rohnert Park, California; a brother, Fred of East Aurora, N.Y , a sister, Mrs. Roy Bryant of Erie, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildien. The funeral was held Mon day at the Tussoy-Funeral Home, Wellsboro with the Rev. William A. Snyder, his pastor officiating. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette 12-8-1976

 

CLARK Ermina V. Lyon
88, of Mount Zion Road, Wellsboro, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of David K. Lyon who died March 15, 1999. Ermina was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Delmar Township, the daughter of the late George and Iva Jane Clark Clark. She had been a housekeeper for Broad Acres Nursing Home and enjoyed sewing and baking, loved animals, especially her dogs and cats. Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Iva Jane and John Porter of Columbus, Ohio, Barbara and Delancy Hotalen of Derby, Kan., Kathleen and Dennis Copley of Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, William and Brenda Lyon of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and David Neal of Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, Irvin and Mary Clark of Wellsboro; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son, Edward Lyon. Friends and family are invited to Ermina's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Wellsboro SPCA, 11765 Route 6, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 21, 2010

 

CLARK Genevieve I. Nobles

88, of Wellsboro, PA, died September 10, 2013. She was the wife of Harry E. Nobles who preceded her in death March 28, 1993. Genevieve was born August 27, 1925 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Anuel and Helen Marshall Clark. She was a member and past secretary of Stony Fork Baptist Church. Genevieve was Leader of the Tops, Inc #1205, 6th Degree member of Stony Fork Grange #1033, Past Noble Grand and member of Marinda Rebekah Lodge #107, Past District Deputy President of the District #19 Rebekah Lodge and Past President of Central PA Odd Fellows & Rebekah Assoc.; currently serving on Delmar Township Variance Board. Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Duane Warriner, Dawn A. and Steven Besse; sons and daughters-in-law, Daryl and Paula Nobles, Jesse and Stella Nobles; Dale and Tina Nobles, all of Wellsboro, David and Tracy Nobles , of Lawrenceville ; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Genevieve was preceded in death by two sisters, June Woodhouse and Nada Wilson; two brothers, Arnold L. Clark and Anuel (Jake) Clark. Friends and family are invited to Genevieve's Life Celebration on Thursday September 12, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Funeral, Friday September 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Genevieve's name to Stony Fork Baptist Church, 135 Broughton Hollow Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or Susquehanna Health Home Care & Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa 16901  Wellsboro Gazette – September 13, 2013

 

CLARK - MRS. IVA JANE CLARK (Apparently both her own name and the married alias were Clark)

Mrs. Iva Jane Clark, 82, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1972, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of George Clark. She was born Aug. 26, 1830, in Delmar Twp, a daughter of Elliott and Flora Clark. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Eva Knaus, of Wellsboro RD 2, Mrs. Erminia Lyon, of Wellsboro RD 3, Mrs. Viola Fenton and Mrs. Margaret Borden, both of Wellsboro RD 1, and Mrs. Doris Proctor, of Corning, N.Y.; five sons, Fred, Leon, Jesse, Robert and Irvin, all of Wellsboro RD 1, 37 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Devere Mayo, a Baptist Minister, officiated.

 

CLARK –LINDA L. CLARK CASE, of Broadway Ave., Elmira, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Saturday, September 6, 2003, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center ICU surrounded by her loving family at the age of 57.  Born on January 13, 1946 in Wellsboro, PA, Linda was the daughter of Gerald and Lorraine Nobles Clark who have both predeceased her.  She was devoted to caring for others as a Licensed Practical Nurse and also worked as a cook in the Tioga Juvenile Detention Center in Wellsboro.  Linda attended and was a part of the church family at the first Church of the Nazarene on Broadway in Southport.  She loved children and caring for her animals.  Linda was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to those she leaves behind and who greatly miss her.  A husband, Paul Case of Savona: a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Gerald Austin, Wellsboro; a son, Brian Case, FL; two grandchildren, Ryan Austin, age 9, and Cassandra Austin, age 7; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Thomas Bravo, Elmira, Brenda and Howard Estep, Lindley; a brother, Loren Clark, SC; nieces, nephews and friends.  Family and friends will be received at the First Church of the Nazaene, 1136 Broadway, Southport, on Thursday, September 11, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with the funeral service following visitation in the church at 12 noon.  Linda will be interred in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA, next to her beloved parents.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

CLEVELAND DEBORAH ANN [MRS. BASIL] VanVLIET
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 19 Jan 1983, p. 10
Deborah Ann VanVliet, age 21, died on January 13, 1983, from injuries received in a fire at her RD 5, Wellsboro home. Her husband, Basil, perished in the same fire. Mrs. VanVliet was born March 28, 1961, in Wellsboro, a daughter of Kenneth and Maryann Canfield Cleveland. She was employed by Acorn Markets. She was a member of Draper Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Amber; a stepdaughter, Patricia; her parents, of RD 5, Wellsboro; a brother, Kenneth Charles Cleveland, of RD 5, Wellsboro; two sisters, Annette and Beth Ann Cleveland, both of RD 5, Wellsboro; her grandmother, Mrs. Anna Canfield Cleveland, of Blossburg; her grandfather, Charles L. Cleveland, of RD 5, Wellsboro, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Doan, of RD 1, Knoxville. The Rev. Paul Jackson, pastor of the Draper Baptist Church, assisted by former Draper Baptist Church pastor Paul Phillips, now of Wyoming, N.Y., and the Rev. Isaac Wilson, pastor of the Calvary Tabernacle Church, Wellsboro, officiated at a private family funeral service held at the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro on Sunday, Jan. 16. Burial was in the West Branch Cemetery.

 

COLE – Leonard James Cole, 45, of Wellsboro RD5, died of monoxide asphyxiation late Thursday, May 27, 1954. His wife, the former Eldora Wheeler, died March 31, 1954. Mr. Cole was born April 4, 1909, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Cole. He was a foreman at the Hart Coal Mines, and was owner and operator of the Cole Radio and Television Sales Service. Mr. Cole was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, No. 214, in Jersey Shore. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Peter Schultz, of Inglewood, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. John Quimby, Wellsboro; and one brother, LeRoy, Wellsboro RD5. Three grandchildren also survive. Services were at the funeral home, 139 Main Street on Sunday. The Rev. Sydney Fenton, of the Church of Christ officiated. Burial was in West Branch cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, June 10, 1954, p18

 

LEROY T. ‘ROY’ COLE, Lifelong Wellsboro area resident age 83 of Mansfield, PA died June 16, 1998 at his home.  He was the husband of Marian R. Gross Cole, whom he married April 9, 1969.  He was the husband of the Marian Root Cole who died in 1967.  He was born May 20, 1915 in Wellsboro, PA the son of the late Thomas and Marie Price Cole.  He was a lifelong resident of the Wellsboro area.  He was a truck driver by the former Rattler Coal Co. for 5 years.  He then operated mining machinery for Rattler for 16 years.  He was a mechanic and body man for the former Evans Auto, Wellsboro, PA for over 5 years, and then became a mechanic for 28 years for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Wellsboro, PA until he retired in 1977.  He was a member of the Middle Ridge United Methodist Church, RR6, Wellsboro, PA and was a member of the former Stony Fork United Methodist Church.  He was a 50 year member of the Stony Fork Odd Fellows Lodge #564, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1147, Wellsboro, PA, member of the following Masonic Bodies: The OSSEA Lodge #317 F. & A.M., Valley of Coudersport Consistory, IREM Temple AAONMS of Wilkes-Barre, PA, and a member of the former Stony Fork Grange and Pamona Grange, Wellsboro, PA.  Surviving other that his wife are daughters and sons-in-law, Jean C. and Horace E. Olmstead of Elmira, NY, Joan E. and George K. Bliss of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Timothy Olmstead of Big Flats, NY, Barry Olmstead of Horseheads, NY, Jody Bliss of Watkins Glen, NY, and Kristen Bliss of Rochester, NY; 7 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Thursday, June 18, 1998 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM and again Friday, June 19, 1998 from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  A Masonic Service will be held Thursday Evening, June 18, 1998.  Funeral Friday,, June 19, 1998 at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Kermit Schrawder and Rev. Bill Gibson officiating.  Burial in West Brach Cemetery.   –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

COLEGROVE Wilda C. Simmons

89, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Green Home. She was the wife of Richard Simmons, Sr.; they were married on Nov. 25, 1947. Wilda was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Farmington, the daughter of the late Fred and Velma Leroy Colegrove. She was formerly employed by Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro, for 35 years. Wilda was a member of Draper Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting frogs and thimbles. Wilda loved her family and was especially proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving in addition to her husband, are her daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Ronald Ellison of Antrim; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Nora Simmons, Jr. of Wellsboro, Fred and Elaine Simmons of Stony Fork; three sisters, Iva Wheeler of Wellsboro, Leora Starks of Mansfield, her twin sister, Hilda Wheeler of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, Matthew Ellison, Christopher Simmons, Sarah Simmons, Joshua Simmons (Morgan), Hannah Welfling (Karl) and four great-grandchildren, Bryce, Sienna and Jon Simmons, and Wolfgang Welfling. In addition to her parents Wilda was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis and Edison Colegrove and a sister, Dorothy Day. Friends and family are invited to Wilda's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home" 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial will be at West Branch Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Wilda's name to Special Olympics, c/o Donna Cummings, P.O. Box 534 Wellsboro, PA 16901. Wellsboro Gazette – October 26, 2013

 

JAMES COLLINS, 89, Morris, died May 9, 2001, at home.  Born July 22, 1911, in Brookland, he was the son of Joseph P. and Lula M. Parson Collins.  He was a lifelong resident of Tioga County; was a retired US Army veteran with 20 years of service and former owner of the Morris Restaurant, Morris.  Mr. Collins was a member of the Legion Post 167, Morris Run; American Legion, Blossburg; Blossburg VFW; Canton Moose, Canton; OSSEA Lodge #317 F&AM, Wellsboro; Wellsboro Veterans Club, Wellsboro; Arnot Sportsman Club; Hillside Sportsman Club, Blossburg; VFW, Liberty; and a lifetime member of the Morris Fire Company.  He was a US Army veteran serving during World War II and the Korean conflict.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee and Frances Collins, Theodore, AL; daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis Davis, Morris, Constance and Francis Williams,  Morris, Emiline and Frank Sokol, Ulysses and Donna and Lonnie Osgood, Morris; brothers and sister-in-law, John Collins, Elmira, NY and Tom and Blanche Collins, Millport, NY; sister, Anna Black, Corning, NY; 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held on May 12, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro with the Rev. Michael J. Sullivan officiating.  Members of the OSSEA Lodge #317 F&AM, Wellsboro conducted the Masonic services at the funeral home.  Burial was made at West Branch Cemetery with full military honors by members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, assisted by the US Army National Guard.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

WILLIAM M. COMBS AGE 56 OF Galeton and Connelsville, Pa., Friday, Feb. 21, 1964.  He was an engineer for the B. & O. Railroad, member of Galeton Masonic Lodge.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Hazel Main Combs; sister, Mrs. Phoebe Peet; brother, Arthur Combs, both of Brownsville, Pa.; three nephews.  Body at Brown Funeral Home, Galeton.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. L. Dean Fetzer.  West Branch Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1964

COOK Maude H.
Wellsboro Gazette - January 18, 1989
Maude H. Taylor, 90, of 13 Charleston St., Wellsboro, died Friday, Jan. 13,1989, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born July 8, 1898 in Galeton, she was a daughter of Darwin and Nora Madison Cook.  She was a member of the Calvary Tabernacle Church, Wellsboro.  Mrs. Taylor was predeceased by her husband, George Lynn Taylor in 1960. Surviving are a son, William D. Taylor of Lindley, N. Y.;  brother, Kenneth Cook of Port Allegheny; sister, Mrs. Catherine Blow of Coudersport, dear friends, Edith and Sandra Taylor, both of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  She raised 20 foster children.  Funeral services were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home Sunday, Jan. 15, with the Rev. Park Benner officiating.  Burial was made in the West Branch Cemetery.

COPLEY Lloyd R.
Age 71, of Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, PA, died May 8, 2009 in Tremont, PA. He was the husband of Alethea Kennedy Copley whom he married June 24, 1961. Lloyd was born July 21, 1937 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Chauncey and Arlene Wetherbee Copley, and was a laborer for Borden's Milk Plant. He was a member of the Stony Fork Baptist Church and enjoyed riding his motorcycle and his horses. Lloyd was an avid mechanic, enjoyed fixing things, biking, walking with his grandchildren, and loved playing checkers. Surviving are his wife, Alethea; daughter, Melanie (Martin) Manchester, Lebanon, PA; sisters, Marcie Copley and Sylvia; brothers, Marvin Copley and Dennis Copley; grandchildren, Jessica and Stephanie Manchester of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Valerie Copley, and infant son. Friends and family are invited to Lloyd's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/12/2009

COPP, Mary, Mrs. Arthur A. Perry
 Mrs. Mary Copp Perry, age 61 years of 47 Charleston street, Wellsboro, died at 8:00 Monday evening.  She is survived by her husband, Arthur Perry, and four children, Miles of Corning, William of Lindley, Mrs. Arland Cole, of Lawrenceville, Albert, of Tiadaghton, and one brother, Harry Copp, of Clyde, NY, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was born at Cherry Flats, Charleston township, Feb. 11, 1877, daughter of the late D.L. and Subrina Brewster Copp. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1 pm at the Evans Funeral Home; burial in the West Branch cemetery. (Wellsboro Gazette, Feb. 16, 1939, death, 13 Feb 1939)

COPPINGER, Janet - Janet Coppinger Bloom, 75, of Wellsboro, moved to Heaven on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. She was born Feb. 7, 1939, in Tellico Plains, Tenn., the daughter of the late Boyce and Marcellene (Pearson) Coppinger. Friends and family are invited to Janet's Life Celebration, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be Thursday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m., at Stony Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. -  Wellsboro Gazette, August 20, 2014 

COSTANZA JOAN BURROUS
Joan of Galeton, PA Age 62, died Saturday, May 20, 2006 in her home. Born December 15, 1943 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of Anthony and Carmella Baio Costanza. On November 16, 1963 in Wellsville, NY, she married Ronald L. Burrous, who survives. She was employed as a nurse's aide by Cole Manor in Coudersport and served as a volunteer at the Cole Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the West Pike Baptist Church and conducted after school youth groups in the Austin area. She was well known in Galeton for her homemade pizza, Italian bread, and her beautiful flower bank. Surviving besides her husband are: two sons, Tony Burrous of Elverson, PA, and David (Wendy) Burrous of Galeton; two daughters, Carmie (fiancé, Lou Cora) Goodreau of Galeton, and Sarah (Todd) Wagaman of Wellsboro, PA; four grandchildren, Isaiah Goodreau, Grace Goodreau, Hannah Wagaman and Silas Wagaman; a sister, Daisy Moore of Grand Island, NY; nieces and nephews; and canine companions, Miss B and Woofer. She was predeceased by two brothers, Guy Costanza and Tony Costanza; and a sister, Katherine Popovich. Friends may call Monday, May 22nd, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. Private family Funeral Services will be held Tuesday in the West Pike Baptist Church. The Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Galeton. Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, Coudersport, PA 16915.

CRAWFORD - BIRDIE PUTMAN
Birdie Putman, 84 of 4 Old Cranston Road, Sterling, Conn.; died Friday, July 5, 1991 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Thurman W. and Jacqueline Putman. Born May 8,1927 in Delmar Township, the daughter of Ralph and Stella Blackwell Crawford. She was formerly of Wichita, where she retired as a medic aid.  Surviving, besides her son and daughter-in-law, are daughters and son-in-law, Linda L. and Ray Hite of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Debrah L. Putman of Sterling, Conn.; brothers, Burton Crawford of Wellsboro and Harold L. Crawford of Mansfield; five grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on  Monday, July 8.  Services were held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 9, with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Burial was made at West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Township. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory.  Submitted by Gary Butler

DAVIS Gene L.
70, of Stony Fork Road, Wellsboro, PA, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, following an admirable one year battle with cancer. Born February 3, 1937, the son of the late Grant and Ethel Bliss Davis. Survived by his devoted wife, Sarah; daughters, Kathleen Robinson, Maxine Phillips and Cindy Meixel; four grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, three stepdaughters, seven step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, October 26, 2007, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral, Saturday, October 27, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Kermit Schrawder officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gene's memory to Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/25/2007

HENRY K. DAVIS:  Henry K. Davis, 78, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Stony Fork, died Friday, Dec., 4, at the nursing home.  Born June 25, 1909 at Wellsboro, he was the son of Thomas R. and Grace Kimball Davis. He was a retired employee of the Corning Glass Works, former Wellsboro Division, a member of Stony Fork Baptist Church, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. His wife, the former Joyce Monks, died Oct. 1, 1981. Surviving are a stepson, Charles Jones and wife, Ann-Marie of Williamstown, Maine; a brother, T. Carleton Davis of RD#3, Wellsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Carpenter of Ithaca, N.Y., Mrs. Sarah Dugan of Wellsboro and Louise Davis of Montour Falls, N.Y.; two step-grandsons. Brian and Darin; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held today, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. The Rev. Timothy Kaiser officiated. Burial was made in West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Township.

DAVIS – John S. Davis, Jr., 32, of West Branch Road, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 in Erie. He was born Oct. 18, 1974 in Wellsboro, the son of Jean A. Dickinson Dibble and John S. Davis, Sr. He loved to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers, play basketball, lift weights, and go out to the local shooting range. Surviving are his father, John S. Davis, Sr. of Wellsboro; mother Jean A. Dibble of Wellsboro; sons, Dillion Davis, Dakota Davie, both of Erie; daughter, Destanie L. McCafferty of Wellsboro; maternal grandmother, Donna J. Wilson Dickinson of Wellsboro; paternal grandmother, Antionette M. Krystoff Davis of Wellsboro; brothers, James L. Hughes of Comstock, NY, Timothy R. Dibble of Wellsboro, Chad R. Davis of Wellsboro; sister, Kimberly S. Davis of Wellsboro; several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Donavan R. Dickinson, April 1999; paternal grandfather, Samuel P. Davis, June 1977. Family received friends on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service followed at 4 p.m. with Rev. Kermit Shrawder officiating. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery. – Mansfield Gazette, 5 Sept. 2007

DIBBLE - Amos Dibble, aged 47 years, formerly of Delmar, died of pneumonia last Saturday, at Spangler, PA. The remains were brought here Monday evening and the funeral was held yesterday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. C. William Sheriff, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating; interment in the West Branch cemetery. His wife survives him - Wellsboro Agitator, 17 Oct. 1917

 

DORT Oren Allen

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, December 15, 1920, Pg 1 (Extraction)

Oren Allen Dort, was born near Stonyfork, June 28, 1853 and died Saturday evening, December 11, 1920, aged 67 years, 5 months and 13 days. He was a son of Julius and Mary Allen Dort and was born on a farm and followed farming as an occupation until October 1889, at which time he and his brother, Wm. J. Dort engaged in the general store business at Stonyfork under the firm name of Dort Brothers, which business continued for eleven years, when he purchased his brother's interest in February 1900 and continued the business for 20 years. On Nov. 1, 1920, he sold 1/3 interest to his son, Andrew J. Dort, who had worked with and for him for 17 years and sold his interest to John P. Kilbourn of Letonia, who was born and grew to manhood at Stonyfork. Mr. Dort retaining the remaining 1/3 under the firm name of Dort & Kilbourn. Married Maria Bartle September 28, 1918. Two children: Lottie, wife of Rev. George G. Burroughs of Harrison Valley; and Andrew J. Dort of Stonyfork. Services held yesterday and burial in the West Branch Cemetery.

 

WILLIAM J. DORT
Stoneyfork, Aug. 29----William J. Dort died at his home here Friday morning. Aug. 26, of nervous prostration, age 65 years. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Dort and was born near Stoneyfork, Dec. 17, 185-(maybe 1850, hard to read).  On July 28, 1881, he married Miss Francis Anna McCurdy. In the year 1888 he engaged in the mercantile business at Delmar, where Mr. S. L. Dengle is now located. He continued in business at that place for about one year, and after disposing of the store, he with his brother, Oren A. Dort, engaged in the mercantile business at Stoneyfork. In February 1900 he sold his interest in the business to his brother, and engaged in farming. He was a member of the Stoneyfork Grange and was also secretary of the Stoneyfork lodge, No. 75. N. M. R.   He was a good husband, am affectionate father , a steadfast friend, and a genial neighbor, always ready to accommodate or aid anyone.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Dort, one daughter, Cora, and one son, Torrence, and one brother Oren A. Dort, all of this place, besides many other relatives and friends. The bereaved family, have the sympathy of the entire community.  The funeral was held at the First Baptist church Sunday morning, at ten O'clock. Revs. E. J. Harris and William T. Howells officiating, Rev. Mr. Howell with prayer and Rev. Mr. Harris with sermon: burial in the West Branch cemetery.  No one could have been taken from us that will be missed more than William J. Dort.  Wellsboro Agitator 8-31-1910

DOUGLAS - Edmund K. Douglas, age 54 of Galeton RD, suddenly, Sunday, January 18, 1981 at home. Friends may call at the Brown funeral Home in Galeton on Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Walter Potts. Burial in West Branch Cemetery, Galeton RD. Survived by his wife, Irene; two daughters, Miss Penny Douglas at home and Mrs. Ronald [Linda] Yonkin of Galeton, PA; one son, Barry K, at home; mother, Mrs. Theresa Douglas of Pine St., Galeton; one sister, Mrs. Wayne [Eleanor] Burris of Galeton RD; two brothers, Robert Douglas of Galeton and Gordon Douglas of Horseheads, NY. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. He was a veteran of the Korean War; commander of the American Legion Octagon Post 291, Galeton, PA; Galeton Loyal Order of the Moose and VFW. Moose services will be held at the Brown Funeral Home Tuesday 7:30 p.m.  Star Gazette [Elmira, NY] 20 January 1981

DREW -  KATHLEEN D.G. ROBY
Kathleen Drew Grinnell Roby, 83, a resident of Broad Acres Health and Born July 17, 1917, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Vern and Alma Myers Drew.   She was a retired beautician and had shops in Elmira, N.Y., and Wellsboro.   She was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, Webb Mills, N.Y.   Preceding her in death was her husband, Walter Martin Roby, in 1993.  Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Martha Grinnell of Horseheads, N.Y.; two daughters and son-in-law, Donna and Robert Manchester of Pine City, N.Y., and Kay Banfield and her friend Dale Sisson of  Sayre; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Eloise Drew of Millport, N.Y., Rex and Phyllis Drew of Horseheads, N.Y., and Jack and Marian Drew of Nazareth; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one  great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.   Calling hours were held Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held there Sunday, Nov. 26, with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  Burial was made at West Branch Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, P.O. Box 11534, Harrisburg, Pa. 17108.

EUGENE S. ENGLISH
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 29 Apr 1936:
Eugene S. English, aged 84 years, died at his home near Wellsboro Wednesday night. The funeral was held Sunday at the Evans Funeral Home, Rev. Harold C. Loughhead, pastor of the Delmar Larger Parish, officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery.  Mr. English was born Jan. 4, 1852, in Delmar, son of John and Letitia Kesey [sic] English. He was educated at Cook Academy, Montour Falls, and was engaged in farming all his life. His wife, Rosetta Baldwin English, died several years ago. Mr. English was a member of the Baptist church and the Grange. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold Heath, of Wellsboro, R. D. 2; two sons, Eugene D. English, of Wellsboro, and Vine L. English, of Shippen; one sister, Miss Mary L. English, of Wellsboro, and five grandchildren, Alice L. and Wilma C. English, of Wellsboro, and Harry, Donald and Ella Health [sic], of Wellsboro.

FAULKNER John W
Wellsboro Agitator - July 21, 1927
John Faulkner, aged 71 years, died suddenly at his home in Delmar on Monday afternoon about 1 o'clock.  He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter, Gerald and George, of Delmar, and Mrs. Eva Fanger, of Bay City, Mich.  Three brothers and one sister, Hezekiah Faulkner and Mrs. Anna Hurlburt, of Whitesville, N.Y.; Lemuel Faulkner, of Sabinsville; and Pasco Faulkner, of Sayre.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock; burial in the West Branch cemetery.

FISH - Mrs. Mary Fish Sticklin, 69, of Charleston Twp., formerly of Delmar Twp., widow of George L. Sticklin, died Wed. evening, Oct. 6, 1954. She was a member of the Wellsboro First Presbyterian Church and Middle Ridge Grange. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert Manning of Tioga RD1, and Mrs. Charles Dibble of Wellsboro RD5; sons, Marion and William Sticklin of Wellsboro RD6; sister, Mrs. Ethel Brinthaupt of Elmira; brothers, Eber Fish of Elmira and Leo Fish of Blackwell; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Saturday in Wellsboro, the Rev. Marion Finch officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1954

FORD Emeline "Emma" L
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., Mar. 3, 1909, Pg 3
Mrs. Hiram Tomb, aged 52, died of tuberculosis at her home in Morris on the 18th ultimo.  She resided at Stonyfork up to about a year ago.  She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Ryan, of Morris and one son, Grant, of Slate Run.  Her youngest son, Perley aged 22 died of pneumonia a few days before his mother's death.  The deceased had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.  Interment was made at West Branch Cemetery.

FOWLER - Harlyn Russell Fowler, 28, of Savona, NY, formerly of Morris, died Thursday, July 29, 1954, as a result of accidental electrocution at the Westinghouse Plane in Bath, NY, where he was employed. Born June 6, 1926, in Wellsboro he was the son of Russell E. and Amelia Huck Fowler. He was a member of the VFW at Savona, NY; a US Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific; and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Savona. He is survived by his wife, the former Alma Williams; two daughters, Patricia and Carol; and one son, James Harlyn, all at home; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Russell E. Fowler of Morris; one brother, Robert H. of Elmira Heights, NY; one sister, Mrs. George Young of Morris; his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Huck and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Fowler, Wellsboro RD#1. Services were Sunday at the funeral home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Alfred J. Gross, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the West Branch Cemetery with Masonic services. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 5, 1954

Sarah FRANCIS Stone
The Wellsboro Agitator, October 18, 1905
FRANCIS - Mrs. Eugene Stone died suddenly at her home in Delmar on Thursday, the 12th instant, aged 59 years. She had apparently been in her usual health, which was fairly good. Her death was caused by apoplexy. Mrs. Stone’s maiden name was Sarah Francis and she was a daughter of the late Ephraim Francis, of Charleston. She leave, besides her husband, four adult children - Fred A. and Sarah, who reside at home, and Mary, wife of George Cleveland, and Winifred, wife of Hobart Maynard, of Shippen. The funeral was held on Sunday at the homestead, the burial at Olmsville. Rev. James A. Boyce conducted the funeral service.
(note:  the dates listed for Sarah on the cemetery listing are actually the dates for her son Fred A. Stone)

GEARHART
Rev. Silas G. Age 81, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA died August 6, 2001 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Mildred E. Wetzel Gearhart whom he married May 29, 1940. He was born March 19, 1920 in Dubois, Clearfield County, PA, the son of the late John P. and Lillian Postawaite Gearhart. He was a graduate of Practical Bible Training College, Johnson City, NY and was Ordained in 1945 in the Ministry in the Indiana County American Baptist Association, Indiana, PA. Before retiring, he served Community Baptist Churches in the following Pennsylvania communities: Fairview, Glen Campbell, Cookport, LaJose, Kennedyville, Dexter, Nanticoke, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Stony Fork. Surviving are his Wife; Sons and Daughters-in-law, John L. and Pat Gearhart, Salem, VA, Ronald G. and Beverly Gearhart, Cogan Station, PA and E. Keith and Vickie Gearhart, Tualatin, OR; Sister, Myrtle Kline, Curwensville, PA; 5 Grandchildren, Corey Lynn (Michael) Thorne, Robin Lynn (Mike) Loe, Timothy L. Gearhart, Eric L. Gearhart and Jason D. Gearhart; 1 Great Grandson, Kyle N. Thorne; Several Nieces and Nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Thursday, August 9, 2001 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. Funeral to follow at 2:00 P.M. with Dr. Floyd Barackman and Pastor Bradley Prouty officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery.

GEROW - HAZELTON, Ardys G.
Age 79, of Route 362, Wellsboro, PA, died December 25, 2008 at Broad Acres. She was the beloved wife of 60 years of Harry Hazelton, whom she married July 3, 1948. Ardys was born February 3, 1929 in Catlin Hollow, PA, the daughter of the late Gale and Marietta Clark Gerow. She had been employed as a clerk for J. J. Newberry's and for Bulas Jewelers, from where she retired. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro. Ardys enjoyed cooking and baking and was an excellent homemaker and avid camper. Surviving are her husband, Harry; sons, Robert (Deborah) Hazelton, Wellsboro, and John Hazelton, Wellsboro; daughter, Connie (Gerald) Morral, Wellsboro; grandchildren, Chad Clemens, Wellsboro, Robin Clemens (Sean) Adams, Harrisburg, and Jordyn Hazelton, Wellsboro; great-grandchildren, Cameron Clemens, Courtney Clemens and Madelyn Ardys Clemens, all of Wellsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Ida Ann Gerow, Lucille Beeman, Ethelyn Goodwin, Eloise Drew and Norma Plumley. Friends and family are invited to Ardys's Life Celebration on Monday, December 29, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 57 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or to the Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/27/2008

 

GEROW Maureen E. (Gerow) Smith

Maureen E. (Gerow) Smith, 61, of Claysburg, died on Sunday, May 22, 2011. She was born on Aug. 3, 1949, in Blossburg, a daughter of Lillian B. (Kennedy) Gastrock and the late Irving D. Gerow.  She was a member of the Bedford Street Grace Bible Church, Claysburg.   Maureen is survived by her mother, Lillian Gastrock of Wellsboro; two daughters and son-in-law, Tina Smith, Amy Burrows of Wellsboro; brother, William (Ellen) Gastrock, Jr. of North East; sisters, Diana (Dean) French of Wellsboro, Sylvia Gentner of Zephyrhills, Fla., Janet Smith – Harry Swartz of Middlebury Center, Violet (Randy) Ralph of Mainesburg, Karen (Richard) Gamlen of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and step-parents, William (Virginia) Gastrock of Wellsboro.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 27, at 3 p.m. at the Ansonia Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Laverne Holliday officiating. Interment will be in the West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 25, 2011

 

EDWIN GITCHELL, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gitchell of West Branch, died Sunday (Apr. 24, 1932) at the Blossburg State Hospital.  His parents and a sister, Mrs. Guy Ludington of Tiadaughton survive.  The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Draper Church, the Rev. John Klotzbach officiating.  Burial was in the West Branch Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1932

ALLEN D. GOODREAU, 68, of Wellsboro died November 30, 1989 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Kennedyville, PA, the son of Rex and Rose Putnam Goodreau.  Among his survivors are his wife, Mercedes Moore Goodreau; daughter, Marilyn Truhlar of Wellsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Gary A. and Sharon Goodreau of Nichols, NY; two grandchildren.  He was the retired owner-operator of Goodreau’s Grocery in Wellsboro.  Services were held December 3 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro with the Rev. C. Wayne Diffendorfer officiating and burial to be in West Branch Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

GOODREAU Allen D

WELLSBORO, Pa.     Allen D. Goodreau, 68, 22 1/2 McInroy St., died Thursday, Nov. 30, 1989 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was born Nov. 12, 1921 in Kennedyville, Pa. to Rex and Rose Putman Goodreau Sr.  He was the retired owner-operator of Goodreau's Grocery in Wellsboro.  After retirement, he was a part time clerk for Dunham's Hardware.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, the Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge, and was a former member and past president of the Wellsboro Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Mercedes Moore Goodreau; daughter, Marilyn Truhlar of Wellsboro, son, Gary A. Goodreau of Nichols, N,Y., three brothers, Stuart Goodreau of Wellsville, N.Y., LaRue Goodreau of Wellsboro and Rex Goodreau of Wellsboro RD 6; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours are 7 - 9 p.m. Saturday in the Tussey -  Mosher Funeral Home.  Services will be there 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer officiating.  Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Township.       Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro.  

LYLE M. GOODREAU AGE 68 OF Nichols Street, Wellsboro, Pa. died April 9, 2004 at Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was the husband of Ruth A. Johnson Goodreau whom he married May 19, 1956.  Lyle was born September 2, 1934 in Stony Fork, Pa. the son of the late Mark R. and Kathryn M. Stratton Goodreau.  He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Penn College School of Nursing.  Lyle worked for Acme Markets for 37 years and retired in 1990.  He also worked at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for 10 years as an LPN, retiring in 2000.  Lyle was a member and Honorary Deacon of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, member and Past Master of the Ossea Lodge, 317 F. & A.M., and enjoyed his hobbies, family nursing and vacationing.  He also served in the National Guards from 1952-1959.  Surviving is his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Dianne Goodreau, and William and Densie Goodreau; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Donald Wheeler; 11 grandchildren, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vern and Eileen Goodreau, Greenville, S.C. and H. David and Linda Goodreau, Wellsboro, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosella and Charles Wilson, Chattanooga, TN, Beverly and Walt Hanson, Wellsboro, and Rogeen Goodreau, Hammondsport, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, Kayla Goodreau, Alissa Goodreau, Ashley Campbell, Keri Goodreau, Mellissa Goodreau, Brandon Neft, Laura Goodreau, Amanda Neft, Leanne Neft, Samantha Wheeler and Benjamin Wheeler; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by son, Lyle Goodreau, Jr. and a brother, Mark R. Goodreau, Jr.  Friends and relatives are invited to Lyle's Life Celebration on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Masonic Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary officiating.  Burial in West Branch Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA or to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

GOODREAU
Mark R. Jr. Age 69 of 7 Church Street, Tioga, PA, died Monday, October 8, 2001 at home following a brief illness. Mark was born in Wellsboro, PA on January 27, 1932, son of Mark and Kathryn (Stratton) Goodreau. Mark owned and operated Mark's Tire & Battery Service, 10 Queen Street, Wellsboro, PA for 25 years until recently becoming ill. For 17 years, he was a member of the Tioga Borough Municipal Authority having served many years as president, and was a member of the Royal Order of Moose Lodge #1147. He is survived by his wife, Rogeen Holleran Goodreau; one daughter, Kathryn; seven sons; Lynn, Kevin, Scott, Glenn, Jason Goodreau of Corning, NY, Micah Goodreau of Tioga, PA and Seth Goodreau of Tioga, PA; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mark is also survived by his brothers, LaVerne of Greenville, SC, Lyle and David, both of Wellsboro, PA; and sisters, Rosella Wilson of Chatanooga, TN and Beverly Hanson of Wellsboro, PA. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 13, 2001 from 1 to 3 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 3 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Delmar, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, RR1 154, Towanda, PA 18848.

GROSS - Adelbert Dartt Gross, 60, of Wellsboro RD#5, died Wednesday, August 27, 1975 at his home. Born May 29, 1915, in Shippen Twp., Tioga County, he was a son of Samuel and Nora Dartt Gross. Mr. Gross was retired as assistant manager of the Penn-Wells Hotel here. He was a member of the former Kennedyville Baptist Church. Mr. Gross was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are two daughters. Mrs. Ruthadel Payne of Blossburg RD#1, and Miss Nora Gross of Wellsboro RD#5; two brothers, Thurman J. Gross of Wellsboro and William H. Beauter of Wellsboro RD#5; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Suhr of Wellsboro and Mrs. Marian Cole, of Mansfield RD#1, and a grandchild. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 29, 1975 at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Gordon E. Abrams, a retired Baptist minister, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 4, 1975

HALL FLORENCE
Mrs. Florence H. Starkweather, 70, of 43 Water Street, died Saturday, Feb 9, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. She was the widow of Fred Starkweather, Sr. She was born in Pennsylvania on July 25, 1903 a daughter of Otis and Maude Putman Hall. Mrs. Starkweather was a member of the Stony Fork United Methodist Church. She was a member and past noble grand of Marinda Rebekah Lodge 107, Stony Fork. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jean Stadelmaier and Mrs. Florence Wells, both of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Frances Johnson, of Wellsboro RD 5, and Mrs. Martha Spencer, of Levittown; five sons, Fred Jr., of Erin, NY, Wilbur, of Elmira Heights, NY. Paul and Walter, both of Wellsboro, and Richard, of Middlebury Center RD 2; a sister, Mrs. Grace Moore, of Wellsburg, NY; a brother, Wilber Hall of Allentown; a step-brother, Tim Mosher, of Rochester, NY, 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main Street. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery, Stony Fork. The Rev. James W. Garthoff, her pastor, officiated.

HALSTEAD CLARA MUNROE, Clara H. (hand written in Halstead)ef. Age, 86, of 73 Pearl Street, Wellsboro, Tuesday September 5th, 1972 at home. Friends are invited to call Thursday 3 – 5 and 7 – 9 p.m., at the Tussey Funeral Home. Funeral there Friday 1:30 p.m. Rev. S. Wade Stewart and Rev. Gordon E. Abrams. Burial West Branch Cemetery. Survived by husband, Edwin J. Munroe; 3 sons, Bernard Munroe of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Morrell Munroe, Wellsboro, Edwin Munroe of Utica, New York; 2 daughters, Mrs. Neva Erickson, Newark, New Jersey, Mrs. Thelma Phelps, Oregon City, Oregon; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; Several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro for over 50 years, also a member of the Rebekahs.

HANSON Walter T., Sr.
Walter T. Hanson, Sr., 68, of Earl Circle, Wellsboro, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, in his garden at Catlin Hollow. He was the husband of Beverly J. Goodreau. Walt was born Aug. 22, 1940, in Somers Point, N.J., the son of the late John Henry and Helen Marie Wieland Hanson. He was a self-employed florist (Brookside Farms) for many years, and a member of the Wellsboro Lions Club, Wellsboro Moose, and the Dad's for the VFW. Surviving are his wife, Beverly; son, Walter T. (Diana) Hanson, Jr. of Antrim; daughters, Regina Johnson of Mansfield, Leanne (Russ) Hanson-Oakley of Ault, Colo.; many grandchildren; one great-grandson; step-sons, Robert Richardson of Wellsboro, David (Lori) Richardson of Wellsboro; sister, Joan Hanson; and niece, Jonelle Hanson, both of Dorothy, N.J. Friends and family are invited to Walt's Life Celebration on Friday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will be on Saturday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. If desired, memorials in his memory may be made to the Wellsboro Lions Club, % Steele Hahn, 3358 Norris Brook Road, Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935.

MARTHA L. HASTINGS age 61 of 10 Riberolle St., Wellsboro, Pa., Wednesday, November 12, 1975 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, the Rev. Stephen McCutchan officiating.  Burial in West Branch Cemetery.  Survived by one sister, Mrs. Elva A. Makser, Wellsboro; one brother, C. Rex Hastings, Wellsboro; 25 nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Wellsboro Business & Professional Women’s Club; a Girl Scout leader in the Wellsboro area for many years; retired in Sept. of 1974 as Executive Director of the Dept. of Public Assistance in Wellsboro after 37 years of service.  She was born Jan. 10, 1914 in Wellsboro the daughter of Charles Lewis and Hattie L. Townsend Hastings.  Family will furnish flowers.  Those who wish may make donations to their favorite charity.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/13/1975

HAZELTON - James R. Hazelton died, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.  He was born in Wellsboro, on April 25, 1932, to Ransford and Olga Lundquist Hazelton. He married Phyllis Niles Hazelton on July 20, 1952. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and their children, David (Sharon) Hazelton of Wellsboro, LuAnn (John) Ecker of Eagles Mere, Sheryl (James) Weferling of Red Lion, and Paulo (Consuelo) Ivo of Sao Paulo, Brazil; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Jerry (Leona) Hazelton, William (Linda) Hazelton, Dorothy (Gary) Bush; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to Jim’s Life Celebration on Friday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral Services will be private at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Carl Berguson officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, Feb. 18, 2009

 

HAZELTON, Robert W.  -  Death of W. Hazelton, aged 25 years, 7 months and 23 days, of Delmar, died Jan. 11, after a two weeks’ illness of pneumonia, following influenza.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hazelton, and was born in Delmar, May 6, 1893.  He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Ransford and John, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Lent and Mrs. Albert Soderquist.  The funeral services were held in the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. E. S. Cole; interment in the West Branch cemetery.  Robert was one of our brightest and noblest young men and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.  His sudden death was a great shock to his relatives and friends.    Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919.

 

HEATH DONALD ENGLISH
The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 27 Jul 1949
Donald English Heath, aged 21 years, was found death Thursday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ella Best. He was born July 2, 1928, in Delmar, son of Harold T. and Charlotte English Heath, of Wellsboro, R. D. 5. He is survived by his parents, sister, Mrs. Best, and one brother, Harry B. Heath, of Wellsboro R. D. 5. The funeral was held Sunday at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery.

HEATH DONALD E.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 28 Jul 1949
Friends were shocked last Thursday by the news of the sudden death of Donald E. Health, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heath, of Wellsboro, R. D. 5. The young man, who was 21 years of age had spent the day working in the fields on the farm, as usual, and had come into town to spend the evening with his sister, Mrs. Ella Heath Best, who is employed in the office of GLF. After attending the movie and enjoying ice cream with his sister, he went to bed and was reading when his sister retired. The next morning when she went to arouse him she discovered that he had diedin his sleep. Cause of death was given as acute dilation of the heart. Born in Delmar on July 2, 1928, he was the son of Harold T. and Charlotte English Heath. Besides his parents and sister mentioned, he is survived by one brother, Harry B. Heath, of R. D. 5. Largely attended funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. W. Sheriff last Sunday afternoon at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home. Burial was made in West Branch cemetery.

HEATH - ELLA BEST
The Intelligencer - (Doylestown, Bucks Co., PA) - Thursday, 12 Nov 1998, p. 9
Ella Best of New Hope died Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at Buckingham Valley Nursing Home. She was 68. Born in Wellsboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harold and Charlotte [English] Heath. She was a resident of New Hope for over 30 years. Mrs. Best was employed in customer service for Madeleine Wolcott Imports, Plumsteadville for over 25 years. She was a member of the Family of God Lutheran Church, Buckingham and Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro. She is survived by two sons, Donald E. Best of Furlong and Darwin E. Best of New Hope; two daughters, Betty J. Hager of Tylersport, Pa., and Barbara J. Johnson of Kingwood, N.J.; and five grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to the Memorial Service at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 14, 1998 at the Family of God Lutheran Church, 4770 Route 202, Buckingham. Interment will be in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro, Pa. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Family of God Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 362, Buckingham, Pa. 18912 or the Doylestown Hospital Hospice, 595 W. State St., Doylestown, Pa. 18901. Leaver-Cable Funeral Home, Buckingham.

HEATH HAROLD THOMAS
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, November 19, 1980, p. 24
Harold T. Heath, 86, of RD 5, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, November 18, 1980, at the Broad Acres Nursing Home. He and his wife, Charlotte English Heath, observed their 56th wedding anniversary May 7, 1980. Born December 25, 1893 in Delmar Township, he was the son of T. Jefferson and Ella Thornton Heath. He is a retired farmer, member of the Middle Ridge Grange and the Stony Fork Odd Fellows. Surviving are: his wife, Charlotte English Heath of ED 5, Wellsboro; one daughter, Mrs. Ella Best of New Hope; one son, Harry Heath, RD 5, Wellsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Jones of Hilton, N.Y., Mrs. Blanch Stradley of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Alberta Lloyd of Canton; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Friday, November 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, November 22, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the Saturday calling hours. The Reverend Silas G. Gearhart will officiate. Burial will be in the West Branch Cemetery, Delmar Township. The family will provide the flowers. Friends may contribute to the Broad Acres Pavilion Fund.

HEATH MARTHA LOUISA
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 4 Mar 1965, p. 8
Martha Louisa Heath, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Heath of RD 5, died last Wednesday [Feb. 24th] as a result of injuries received after being struck by an automobile. She was born Feb. 7th, 1957 and was a second grade pupil at Stony Fork Elementary School. Her mother is the former Irma Wilson. Surviving with her parents, are three brothers, Jeff, Eugene and John, all at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heath of RD 5 and maternal grandfather, Ivan L. Wilson of RD 4. Funeral was held Saturday at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home. Rev. James Garthoff officiated and burial was in the West Branch Cemetery.

HEMKER Marian H. Townsend
92, of Elyria, Ohio, formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009.  She was the wife of the late George H. Townsend who died July 22, 1995. Marian was born July 14, 1917, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Amelia Hemker.  She was a retired housekeeper, member of the Nixon United Methodist Church, Nixon, and loved crocheting.  Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Emily and Clifford Siegert of Elyria, Ohio, Janet and Daniel Kremin of Malvern, Alidra and Ronald Walker of Penrose, Colo.; sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Connie Townsend of Penrose, Colo., Larry and MaryAnn Townsend of Saiver, Daryl and Debbie Townsend of Butler; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a step-sister, Verna Austin and step-brothers, Hugh and Cleve Horton. Friends and family are invited to Marian's Life Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The funeral service will be Monday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Streets, Wellsboro, with Rev. Marian Hartman officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 21 to October 27, 2009

HENDERSON - Myrtle S. Meyer, 86, a former resident of Wellsboro, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at her son's home in Bulverde, Texas. Born April 15, 1923, in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of William and Emma Henderson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Meyer, whom she married June 27, 1942.  She worked first as a seamstress and later as a long time employee of Acme Markets in the Philadelphia area. She retired in 1977 and then moved with her husband Edward to Wellsboro, where she resided until his death in 2003. Myrtle was an active, vibrant and very loving person and mother who was devoted to her family and friends. She was also a very caring and generous woman who had a wonderful marriage of 61 years.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Edward R. Jr. and Lynne Meyer, of Bulverde, Texas; sister-in-law, Eleanor Meyer of Pennsville, N.J; granddaughters, Jessica Meyer of San Marcos, Texas, Adrian Meyer of Bulverde, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A private burial will be made at West Branch Cemetery.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from December 28, 2009 to January 7, 2010

HITMAN Charles E. Age 81, a guest at Broad Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was the widower of the late Jean Davies and late Cora Bennett Hitman. Mr. Hitman was born March 18, 1925 in Norristown, PA, a son of the late Herman H. and Dorothy Dotts Hitman. He was a retired Security Officer for Global Security and a former Teamster truck driver. A proud veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII and also held memberships in the Odd Fellows, Elkland Moose Lodge, the VFW and the American Legion. Survivors include his sons, Charles Hitman of Wellsboro, Robert (Judy) Hitman of Tioga, David Hitman of Kentucky, Charles (Paula) Simmons of Kentucky, D.J. (Deb) Warriner of Tioga; daughters, Hazel Johnson of Kentucky, Becky (Mike) Cavanaugh of Wellsboro, Rose Dailey (Arnold Cummings) of Delaware, Ina Jayne (Terry Mileouski) of Tioga, Star (Kevin) Penner of Tioga; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother, George Hitman of Norristown. In addition to his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wayne; and one brother, William. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Mr. Hitman's Life Celebration on Tuesday, April 4th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will be private at the West Branch Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the Tioga Little League, Evergreen Lane, Tioga, PA 16946.

HITMAN – Charles E. Hitman, 81, a guest at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was the widower of the late Jean Davies and the late Cora Bennett Hitman. Hitman was born March 18, 1925 in Norristown, a son of the late Herman H. and Dorothy Dotts Hitman. He was a retired security officer for Global Security and a former teamster truck driver. A proud veteran, he served in the United States Army during World War II and also held memberships in the Odd Fellows, Elkland Moose Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legiion. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Hitman of Wellsboro, Robert (Judy) Hitman of Tioga, David Hitman of Kentucky, Charles (Paula) Simmons of Tioga; daughters and sons-in-law, Hazel Johnson of Kentucky, Becky (Mike) Cavanaugh of Wellsboro, Rose Dailey (Arnold Cummings) of Delaware, Ina Jane (Terry Mileouski) of Tioga, Star (Kevin) Penner of Tioga; 23 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, George Hitman of Norristown. In addition to his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wayne, and one brother, William. Friends and relatives were invited to attend his Life Celebration on Tuesday, April 4 and today, Wednesday, April 5 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Services were held following calling hours. Burial with military honors will be private at the West Branch Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the Tioga Little League, Evergreen Lane, Tioga, PA 16946. – The Mansfield Gazette, 5 April 2006, p.6A

HOLLERAN - Doreen Patricia Holleran, 55, of Wellsboro, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at The Green Home. She was born March 7, 1953, in Blossburg, the daughter of the late Joseph and Doris Haight Holleran, Jr. She had been employed by Partners In Progress, Wellsboro, PA. Surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie (Vern) Osgood of Mechanicsburg, Margaret (Joe) Davis of Wellsboro, Georgeann (Ken) Foreman of Wellsboro;  brother and sister-in-law, James C. (Sonya) Holleran of Wellsboro;  several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, Joseph C. Holleran, III and Eddie Holleran. Friends and family were invited to Doreen’s Life Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from  1 to 2 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   The funeral followed at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Michael Bernard officiating.  Burial was made  in West Branch Cemetery.   If desired, Memorials may be made in her memory to Relay For Life, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, Feb. 25, 2009

DENNIS R. HORTON
 Dennis Robert Horton, 22, of Wellsboro RD 6, died Sunday, June 11, 1972, in the Sunbury Community Hospital following a protracted illness. He was born Feb. 3, 1950, in Wellsboro, a son of Robert D. and Helen R. Osborn Horton. Surviving are his parents, of Wellsboro RD 6; three sisters, Mrs. Dianne Johnston, of Wellsboro RD 4, and Misses Eileen and Laura, both of Wellsboro RD 6; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace McInroy, of Wellsboro, and his paternal grandfather, Donald Horton, of Wellsboro RD 5. A priviate funeral was held at 10:30 am Wednesday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in West Branch Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Kuhns, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiated.

HORTON Sarah M.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 6, 1909
Death of Mrs. Sarah M. Taylor - Mrs. Sarah M. Taylor, aged 65, widow of the late Andrew Taylor, who died on February 29, 1904, died Saturday evening about 10 o'clock at her home in Delmar, of paralysis.  She was a daughter of George W. and Harriet Flagg Horton, deceased, and was born in Chenango county, N.Y., on June 21, 1843.  One son and two daughters, survive her - Mr. George Taylor, of Stonyfork; Mrs. Harvey Vandegrfit, of New Brunswick, N.J., and Miss Edith R. Taylor, at home.  The funeral was held yesterday at 11:30 a.m., at the late home of the deceased, Rev. Mr. Keeney, pastor of the M. E.  church, of which Mrs. Taylor was a member, officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery.

HORTON - AUSTIN Verna M. (Horton)
Age 94, of Henrietta, NY, formerly of Painted Post, Lindley, NY and Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was the wife of the late Adrian L. Austin whom she married October 3, 1940. Verna was born February 21, 1913 in Tioga County, PA, the daughter of the late Ervin S. and Minnie A. (Creeley) Horton. Verna and Adrian owned and operated a gas station and grocery store in Lindley, NY from 1950 - 1967. She was formerly employed by Corning Glass in Wellsboro and as a housekeeper prior to her marriage October 3, 1940. She attended the East Lawrence Baptist Church, was named Lindley Heritage Days Citizen of the year in 2002, was a member of the Lindley Senior Citizens Club, past member of the Wally Byam Airstream Club, a charter member of the Lindley-Presho Fireman's Auxiliary, an honorary member of the Corning area Gem & Mineral Club, and former member of the Rebecca's in Wellsboro. She was a member of the Women's Bowling Congress and was actively bowling in her 80's. She enjoyed her geraniums/violets, gardening, crocheting, knitting, and crafts. She was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who forged a special bond with her family and also with the community. Verna is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and Christina Austin of Colorado; two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Paul Doud of Lawrenceville, PA and Joyce and Robert Shutts of Henrietta, NY; six grandchildren, Stephen (Beverly) Young, Dean (Cyndi) Young, Christopher Austin, Richard (Eliazer) Austin, David (Carolyn) Doud, Michelle (Rusty) Clark; eleven great-grandchildren, Shane, Jack, and Harry Young, Skyler, Richard, and Adrian Austin, Allison, Alex, Ashleigh, and Victoria Clark, and Kaitlyn Doud. Also surviving are two stepgrandchildren, Laura (Rick) Gilbert, Leslie Shutts; and two step great-grandchildren, Megan and Daryl Croft; as well as several nieces, nephews, and a host of special friends. She is also survived by stepsister, Marian Townsend; sister-in-law, Onolea Opp; and brother-in-law, James Spatol. She was preceded in death by her husband; three great-grandchildren, Angela, Benjamin, and Christopher Young; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hugh K. (Anna) Horton, Cleave E. (Lucile, Mamie) Horton; and an infant sister. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, December 13, 2007, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA and on Friday, December 14, 2007, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the East Lawrence Baptist Church, E. Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, PA. The Funeral Service will follow Friday at 1 p.m. at the church with the Pastor G. Victor Perry officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lindley Sr. Citizens c/o Fern Harrington, 9601 Tannery Creek Rd., Corning, NY 14830, the Lindley-Presho Fire Department, c/o Harold Semple, 1042 River Rd., Lindley, NY 14858, or the East Lawrence Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 57 Cross Rd., Lawrenceville, PA 16929.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/7/2007 - 12/11/2007.

 

HOTCHKISS Charles M

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wed, January 9, 1935

Charles M. Hotchkiss, aged 77 years, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John G. Copestick, Wellsboro. His wife died about 2 years ago. Mr. Hotchkiss had been for many years, engaged in the grocery business and later was employed by the Tioga County Savings & Trust Company as caretaker of their office building. He is survived by 2 children, Ned Hotchkiss of Elmira and Mrs. John G. Copestick, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters and one brother—Mrs. Flora Tomb of Wellsboro; Mrs. Eva Ingerick of Chicago and William Hotchkiss of Wellston, Ohio. Funeral will be held Friday and burial in the West Branch Cemetery.

 

HOUGHTON CHARLES
Wellsboro Agitator – June 2, 1909
Mr. Chas. Houghton, a lifelong resident  of this place, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Smith, at Roseville, last Tuesday morning.  The remains were brought here Thursday.  The funeral was held in the Baptist church at 3 o’clock, Rev. C. G. Langford, of Wellsboro, officiating.  Mr. Houghton served as a soldier in the U. S. Army during the civil war, and for many years conducted a wagon making and repair shop in this place.  He was a member of the Baptist church and for several years served at Justice of the Peace in Delmar township.  He is survived by three brothers, Thomas Houghton, of Stonyfork, Mr. Sylvester Houghton, of Wellsboro, and Mr. Edwin Houghton, of Elmira.  Three daughters, Mrs. Geo. Berry, of Jackson Summit, Mr. Wm. Mitchell, of Tioga, and Mrs. Daniel Smith, of Roseville, and one son, Mr. Clarence Houghton, of Jersey Shore, also survive him.

 

HOUSEL - MRS. ALICE TOWNSEND, Young Wellsboro Woman Succumbs Wellsboro Gazette January 31, 1935 submitted by Kelly Kimball
Mrs. Alice Townsend, 26, wife of Erferd (sp?) Townsend, of Wellsboro, RD 6, died at the Blossburg State Hospital Thursday morning after a brief illness. Mrs. Townsend was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Housel, formerly of Wellsboro. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Winifred, at home; her father, who resided in Elmira and the following brothers; Edward, of Elmira, Harry, in the CCC Camp at Dix Run; Claude, of Brownlee; Frank of Charleston; Roy, of Delmar; and Hugh, of Ft. Hancock, N.J. The funeral was held at the Evans funeral home Sunday, the Rev. Peter Hoogendam, pastor of the Full Gospel Church of Wellsboro officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery. Mrs. Townsend was an active member of the Stonyfork Grange.

HURLBURT Alice E.
Wellsboro Agitator - December 1, 1943
Mrs. Alice E. Taylor, aged 88 years, of Delmar, died Sunday evening, Nov. 28, at the home of her granddaughter,  Mrs. Charlotte Warriner, Wellsboro, R.D. 5.  She was born Sept. 19, 1855, at Sunderlinville, Potter county, daughter of Edward and Eliza Gowers Hurlburt.  She was the widow of Uri Taylor.  She is survived by a son, Delos Taylor, five grandchildren, Mrs. Hilda Gitchell, of Portland, Oregon; Wayne Borden, of Wellsboro R. D. 5, Mrs. Charlotte Warriner, of R. D. 5,  Waymon Borden, of Wellsboro, and Ralph Borden, of Portland, Oregon, 17 great grandchildren, and two great -great grandchildren.  The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m., at the Bastian Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev. G. W. Doane, officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery.   (Note:   Alice was also married to Andrew S. Taylor who died in 1882.  She married Uri S. Taylor on April 12, 1898.)

CAROLYN E. JONES
Miss Carolyn E. Jones, age 64 of R. D. 1, Wellsboro, died on Sunday September 5, 1976 at Age Haven in Wellsboro.  She was born April 17, 1912 in South Delmar Township, the daughter of Walter and Leora Knapp Jones. She was a secretary for the public assistance office in Wellsboro forr 33 years.  She was a member of the Coolidge Hollow United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Stony Fork Grange.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mildred Marshall of R. D. 1, Wellsboro and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home with Rev. John J. Dromazos officiating.  Burial in West Branch Cemetery.

 

JONES Lucille E. Sherman

92, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. She was born on Sept. 12, 1920, in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Harry P. and Mabel O. (Kennedy) Jones and was the wife of the late Hobart R. Sherman who died on Oct. 26, 1982. Lucille was a member and church organist for the Middle Ridge United Methodist Church, member and past chapter regent of the DAR, past president of the Colonial Dames and former member of the Gaines Kitchen Band. She was a teacher for 29 ½ years working in the Blackwell School, West Branch School, Dexter School, Middlebury School, Charlotte Lappla School and was the principal at the Stony Fork School. Lucille is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Sherman of Clemmons, N.C., Sue Ann Cunningham of Montoursville; daughter-in-law: Kathryn Sherman of Middletown; sister, Isabelle Gitchell of Wellsboro; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Harry Sherman on July 17, 2013.Friends called on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. A funeral service was held today, Wednesday, Sept 4, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Interment will be in the West Branch Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – September 3, 2013

 

KEMP
The Honorable Robert M. Age 80, of Stony Fork School House Road, Wellsboro, PA, died Sunday, January 23, 2005, in Naples, FL. He was the husband of Eleanor Traver Kemp, whom he married June 5, 1993. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorcas Lawton Kemp, on September 14, 1992. Bob was born September 17, 1924 in Farmington Township, the son of the late Roscoe and Crena Chilson Kemp. He was a graduate of Lawrenceville High School, Williamsport VoTech, Mansfield State Teachers College, Class of "1949," and Dickinson Law School, Carlisle, PA. He started his legal career with Attorney Emory Rockwell before starting his own Law Firm. He was District Attorney of Tioga County for three terms, and retired as President Judge of Tioga County after serving two terms. Even after retirement, he was assigned as President Judge for various counties. Bob was a member of the Friendship Lodge #247 F. & A.M., Mansfield, PA, 50-year member of Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre, PA, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Tioga County Bar Association, Tyoga Country Club, Williamsport Consistory, and numerous other civic and sportsman clubs. He also served on the Board of the Horace Packer Foundation. He was an Army veteran during World War II, and attended the 50th Anniversary of the Anzio Invasion and received the France Croux De Guene Medallion. Surviving are his wife; daughter, Bernice A. Superko, Wellsboro; stepdaughter, Louise Duran, Winslow, AZ; stepson and wife, Harold and Nancy Seber, Gilbert, AZ; two grandchildren, Marcia Bartlett, Inwood, WV, and Major Martin (Sarah) Bartlett, Oceanside, CA; four great-grandchildren, Meg, Zac, Becca and Adrian; one step grandchild, Danielle Duran, Winslow, AZ; sister and brother-in-law, Lorenza "Ren" and Carlton Davis, Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, David and Grace Kemp, Nelson, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edgar "Lloyd" and Linda Lawton, Mansfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Kemp. Friends and relatives are invited to Bob's Life Celebration on Friday, January 28, 2005, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to be held Saturday, January 29, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer and Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery. Family will provide the flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 3544 N. Progress Avenue, Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17710, the American Cancer Association, Tioga County Unit, 948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, The Green Free Library, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to the Hamilton-Gibson Productions, c/o Thomas Putnam, 29 Water Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

KENNEDY, Charlotte (SRGP 29154) - Mrs. Charlotte Rosaltha Kennedy Ashley, aged 89 years and 15 days, died February 28 [1926]. She was born February 13, 1837, daughter of Noble and Betsy Muzzie Kennedy. She was married to Eathan A. Ashley February 16, 1856. To them were born three children, Annette, who died September 9, 1905; Willard, who died February 18, 1916; and Alice Morseman of Horseheads, NY. She is also survived by five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday, March 3, at 11 o'clock, Rev. George Stoddard, pastor of the Middleridge M.E. church, of which the deceased was a member, officiating; interment in the West Branch cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 10, 1926

KENNEDY - MRS. INEZ K. MASKER
 Mrs. Inez K. Masker, 88, of 144 Main Street, died Wednesday, June 13, 1973, in the Hash Convalescent Home following a lengthy illness.  She was the widow of John Martin Masker. Born April 18, 1885, in Tioga County, she was a daughter of Noble and Nellie Johnson Kennedy. Surviving are a son, Voyle E., of Elmira, NY; three sisters, Mrs. Nina Parsons, of Newportville, Mrs. Ruby Campbell, of Slate Run, and Mrs. Genevieve Matson, of Bradford; nine grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Masker lived with a granddaughter, Mrs. Joyce Brambilla. The funeral was held on Friday at Spink's, 126 Main Street.  Burial was in West Branch Cemetery. The Rev. George J. Niles, pastor of Stony Fork Baptist Church, officiated.

KENNEDY INEZ K MASKER
Mrs. Inez K., age 88 of 144 Main St., Wellsboro, Wednesday, June 13, 1973 at the Hash Nursing Home following a long illness. Friends may call at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. George J. Niles. Burial West Branch Cemetery. Survived by son, Voyle E. Masker of Elmira; granddaughters, Mrs. Joyce Brambilla of Wellsboro, Mrs. Jane Musto of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Beverly Altilio of Pine City, Mrs. Nancy VanNess of Elmira, Mrs. Eunice Lipkoske of Elmira; grandsons, Robert Masker, David Masker, Terry Masker, all of Elmira, Mitchell Masker of Martinsburg, W.Va,.; 28 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Nina Parsons of New Portville, Pa., Mrs. Ruby Campbell of Slate Run, Pa., Mrs. Genevieve Matson of Bradford, Pa., Mrs. Masker was born in Tioga County PA. on April 18, 1885 a daughter of Noble and Nellie Johnson Kennedy. She was the widow of the late John Martin Masker.

 

KENNEDY Russel H. – Russel Hugg Kennedy, of Kennedyville, Delmar township, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Adelbert Gross, Saturday evening, July 5, 1919.  He had been in poor health for many years, death resulting from tuberculosis.  He was born at South Creek, Bradford county, Sept. 1, 1840, the son of Avery and Acsab Hugg Kennedy.  When he was fifteen years of age he moved with his parents to Tioga county, where he spent the greater part of his life.  He married Sarah Jane Francis, deceased.  To this union were born two children, Edgar, deceased, and Mrs. Fannie Champaign, of Roundtop.  Two sisters also survive him, Mrs. Olive Francis, of Shippen, and Mrs. Lydia Francis, of Delmar.  In the earlier part of his life he was an active member of the Baptist church.  The funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gross last week Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. Totten officiating; burial in the West Branch cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator 16 July 1919.

 

JOHN LEWIS KILBOURNE, 91, of Wellsboro passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. John was born on Oct. 12, 1922, near Wellsboro, to the late John P. And Nora (Smith) Kilbourne of Stony Fork. John graduated from Wellsboro Area High School in 1940. He completed three years at Millersville University before joining the United States Navy. John graduated from the Glenview Naval Air Station and the Naval Air Training Station in Pensacola, Fla. as a naval aviator. He flew missions in both the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II, with many missions between Florida and Cuba.Postwar, John completed his B.S. degree in Industrial Arts and Math at Bloomsburg University, University of North Carolina and Millersville University.He taught Industrial Arts in the Sayre Area School District for seven years and the Wellsboro Area School District for 26 years.John was married to Janet Dillman Kilbourne for 42 years and to Lillian Evans Kilbourne for 24 years.John was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Roy; his sister, Rena and his first wife, Janet. John is survived by three children, Jim (Clara) Kilbourne of Sayre; Jane Kilbourne of Highland, Calif.; and Mary Jo Kilbourne of New Hampshire. He is also survived by his second wife, Lillian Kilbourne of Wellsboro; stepchildren Gerald (Norma) Mosso, Toni (Walt) Grabowski, Roxie (Scott) Smith; grandchildren, Jeffrey Kilbourne, Cody Jensen, Patrick Mosso, Jesse Mosso, Bleu Mosso, Jennifer Grabowski, Eric Grabowski, Betsy Gram, Michael Smith, Ryan Smith; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.John was very active in the Freemasonry Brotherhood. He was a member of Rural Amity Lodge #70 in Athens, before transferring to Ossea Lodge #317 in Wellsboro, where he served as a Past Master. In the York Rite, he served as a High Priest. John was a member of the Royale Arch Chapter #194, Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Coudersport Council No. 63, Past Commander of Potter Commandry #69 and received the honorary degree of Knight Cross of Honor at Keystone Priory #26 in Pittsburgh. He was Past Thrice Potent Master of the Lodge of Perfection in the ancient Accepted Scottish Rite and earned the 32nd degree freemason honor.John was further recognized by receiving the 33rd degree Mason honor in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1990.John was a member and former Associate Patron of Mary Wells Chapter #452, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and member of the American Legion. John received a 45-year service award from the Wellsboro Fire Department, where he served as a long standing captain of old Engine #3. He drove ambulance for over 40 years, serving as president of the association. John was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church.John was an avid hunter and fisherman and frequently traveled to Montana and Quebec on hunting trips. A viewing will be held at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, from 6 until 8 p.m., on Saturday, May 31, followed by a Masonic service at 8 p.m. The funeral will take place at 2 p.m., on Sunday, June 1, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church corner of Pearl and Charles Streets, Wellsboro with the Rev. Canon Gregory Hinton presiding, with the burial immediately following at the West Branch Cemetery.Memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to The Ossea Masonic Lodge, c/o Timothy McConnell, 3037 Princeton St., Wellsboro, Pa. or the Wellsboro Fire Department, P.O. Box 743, Wellsboro, PA. –Wellsboro Gazette 5/30/2014

 

KILBOURNE, Mary Jane March – Mrs. Mary Jane Kilbourne March, aged 72 years, formerly of Wellsboro, died Feb. 25, at the home of her son, Frederick Frost, in Hackettstown, N.J.  The remains were brought to Wellsboro Friday and were taken to the West Branch cemetery for interment, Rev. C.W. Sheriff officiating.  Mrs. March is survived by the son before named and three grandchildren, Harry Frost, who recently returned home from France after serving in the U.S. Army; Mary and Margaret Frost; also by one brother, LeRoy Kilbourne, of Stonyfork, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Olmstead, of Painted Post, N.Y., and Mrs. Fred Wetherbee, of Sabinsville.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 March 1919.

 

KLOPP - MRS. BLANCHE BURTON
 Blanche Burton, 70, of 914 Spring St., Moosic, formerly of Wellsboro and Williamsport, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1987, in Taylor Nursing Center, Taylor.  Her husband, John Burton, died in 1960. She had retired from the housekeeping department of Mercy Hospital, Scranton. Born in DuBoistown, she was a daughter of Lester and Nellie Rohland Klopp. Surviving are three sons, Jack Beirman, of Katy, Texas, David Burton, of Clarks Summit, and Gary Burton, of Newton, Lackawanna County; seven daughters, Mrs. Margaret Slusser, of Exeter, Luzerne County, Mrs. Judith Gulla, of Pittston, Mrs. Diane Sarber, of Olean, NY, Mrs. Elizabeth Ryan, of Erie, Mrs. Audrey Jimenez, of Wellington, Ohio, Mrs. Linda Duda, of Moosic, and Mrs. Susan Dudeczka, of Lititz; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Bergey and Mrs. Ruth Fuller, both of South Williamsport; 34 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Davis Funeral Home, Taylor, with the Rev. Edwin Martin, pastor of Taylor United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Wilkes-Barre at the convenience of the family.

KNOWLTON George Orton
Westfield Free Press – November 23, 1922
George Orton Knowlton, aged 76, of Stonyfork died at Blossburg Hospital.  Funeral was held Friday.  Internment in West Branch cemetery.  He was born October 3, 1846 in Lake County, Illinois.  Married to Sarah Willard in 1873.  She survives with their 6 children, Ray W. Knowlton of Wellsboro, RD, Mrs. Lulu B. Hyler of Troupsburg, NY., Chester H. Knowlton of Stonyfork, Miss Nora M. Knowlton of Gorham, NY, and Mrs. Beulah Welherbee of Wellsboro; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lydia Playfoot of Horseheads, NY and Mrs. Phoebe Sherman, of Delmar; 4 brothers Herbert of Westfield, Eugene, Julian, and Frank Knowlton of Delmar.

REX DANA KNOWLTON age 78 of RD 5, Wellsboro, PA, Thursday June 2, 1988 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA Friday 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 2 pm, Rev. Timothy Kaiser officiating.  Burial, West Branch Cemetery.  Family will provide the flowers; relatives and friends may make memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice or the Green Free Library, Wellsboro.  Survived by wife, Mary Walbridge Knowlton; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Linda Knowlton of RD 5, Wellsboro; brother, Wayne of RD 6, Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. Rita (Boulio) Treat of Little Marsh, PA; 2 grandchildren, Karen and Jodi Knowlton of RD 5, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Knowlton was born January 12, 1910 in Delmar Township, the son of Ray Willard and Tacy Wetherbee Knowlton.  He was a retired Dairy Farmer and Army Veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/3/1988

LATTIMER – Rev. Kent J. Lattimer, age 87, of Heritage Village, Gerry, formerly of North Ft. Meyers, FL, and Galeton, PA, died Wednesday. October 6, 2004, at the Health Care Center, Gerry. Born January 22, 1917, in Sabinsville, PA, he is the son of the late Benjamin James and Grace Kent Lattimer. He was a 1936 graduate of Sabinsville High School and through home correspondence courses, entered the ministry of the Free Methodist Church of North America, in November of 1940, and was Pastor of various churches in the Susquehanna Conference, including, Towanda, PA, Fulton, Geneva, Alton, and twice at Elmira, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Susquehanna Conference of the Free Methodist Church, and loved people. Surviving is his wife of 14 years, Beatrice Hessler Crowell Lattimer, who he married, August 5, 1988; a daughter, Rachel Wojtylak of Churchville; two sons, Rev. Paul K. Lattimer of Rock Hill, SC, Bruce Lattimer of Ennis, TX; 7 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one step daughter, Beatrice K. Curtis of Lewiston, PA; three step sons, David Crowell of Penfield, Donald Crowell of Lott, TX, James Crowell of N. Syracuse; and numerous step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathryn Griffin of Middlebury Center, PA. Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth VanSteamburg Lattimer, who he married June 13, 1942 and who died January 17, 1987, and a sister, Shirley Yeager. The funeral service will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, in Gerry Free Methodist Church, Church St. Gerry, with Rev. H. Robert Mitchell, Pastor officiating. Burial in West Branch Cemetery, Galeton, PA. Visitation 7-9 PM, Friday, in Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville and one hour prior to the service at church. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 8 Oct. 2004

 

LAWTON Edgar L. Lawton

age 86, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, August 16, 2012, in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Born on October 1, 1925 in Stony Fork, PA, he was the son of Frank and Bernice (Lloyd) Lawton. Edgar was married to Linda (Clark) Lawton. Edgar earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics in 1948 from Mansfield State College, a M.S. in Education degree from Bucknell University in 1954, and had 60 SH in education and psychology from Pennsylvania State University. He eagerly entered the education field where he served in numerous capacities including: secondary math and science teacher, elementary school teacher in all subjects fourth thru sixth grades, and College Laboratory School, all subjects in fifth grade; faculty member at California State Teachers College, part-time instructor at Corning Community College, Director of Elementary Education in Lititz, PA, Assistant County Superintendent in Lancaster County; Assistant Executive Director in Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit; Executive Director of Clarion Area Intermediate Unit 6. He was a member of the Mansfield Borough Council, Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, Local and Regional Economic Development Councils, Route 15 Coalition, Lions Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, United Methodist Church, PA Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1976-1977, Chairman Clarion University Council of Trustees 1988-1991, President of PA Assoc. of Councils of Trustees, 1986-1988, President of Welcome Center Committee. He received distinguished Service Awards from Pennsylvania School Boards Assoc. and PA Assoc. of Councils of Trustees. Edgar served his country for five years in the US Navy aboard the USS Missouri during World War II and Korean War. In addition to his wife, Linda, Edgar is survived by a niece, Bernice Superko of Naples, FL, grandnephew, Martin Bartlett of Virginia Beach, VA; a grandniece, Marcia Bartlett of Mansfield, PA; great nephew, Zachary Bartlett of Biloxi, MS; great nieces, MegAnn Bartlett of Naples, FL and Rebecca Bartlett of Virginia Beach, VA. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A Memorial Service will be held immediately following calling hours at Noon at the funeral chapel with Rev. Joy Hulslander and Rev. Dr. Jonathan West officiating. Burial will be in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.   Star Gazette – August 19, 2012

 

LUDINGTON
Ludington, Burt D-71, of Sylvania, died suddenly Sunday afternoon. (1949) He is survived by his wife, Inez Clark Ludington; one stepson, Robert Hess of Williamsport; stepdaughter, Mrs. Lillian Land and one step granddaughter, Margaret Louise Lane of Erie; one brother, William Ludington of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Rosetta Bucknell of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home, Troy where funeral will be held Wednesday. Rev. Samuel Regester will officiate with burial in West Branch Cemetery, West Branch, Pa.

LYON - CLARA B. WARRINER
Clara B. Warriner, 95, of RR3, Wellsboro, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Aug. 29, 1908 in Delmar Township, she was the daughter of the late Orra and Abbie Knowlton Lyon. She was the wife of the late Edwin D. Warriner who died April 18, 1973. She was a housewife and member of the Stony Fork Rebekah Lodge 107. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Harold in 1999. Surviving are daughter, Jane Clark of Wellsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Barbara Warriner of Austin, Eugene Warriner, Duane and Darlene Warriner, Maylan and Karen Warriner, all of Wellsboro; 14 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; one step-grandson; one step granddaughter; two step-great granddaughters; two step-great grandsons. Friends and relatives were invited to Clara's Life Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," Wellsboro. Services were held there on Wednesday, Feb. 25 with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial will be made in West Branch Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to a charity of one's choice.

 

LYON Mabel Edith

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -Thur., March 3, 1955, Pg 10

Mrs. Mabel Edith Townsend, 75, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, February 19, 1955 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Webster, 1 Queen Street. Born March 22, 1879, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Prentice and Henrietta Bartle Lyon. She is survived by her husband, Orrie A., three sons, Erferd and Ernest of Wellsboro and George of Butler, three other daughters, Mrs. Grace Cruttenden, Elkland; Mrs. Gladys Rice, Gillett; and Mrs. Catherine Brown, Wellsboro RD 6; 25 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services were Tuesday at the funeral home, 139 Main Street with the Rev. David Burrows, pastor of the Wellsboro Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in West Branch Cemetery.
 

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