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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
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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.



ILLICK - Mrs. Josephine A. Illick Mack , aged 74 years, wife of Russell L. Mack, died last Friday morning about 6 o'clock, after a long illness, at her home on East avenue. She was born July 22, 1845, at Richmond, Northampton county, Pa., and was one of eight children, of whom one brother and three sisters survive--Rev. Hiram Illick, of Hulmeville, Pa.; Mrs. Henry McEwen, of Richmond, Pa., and Misses Sally and Laura Illick of Easton,Pa.. She was married to R. L. Mack on January 20, 1870, and to them six children were born, all of whom with their father survive. They are: Miss Minnie Mack, of the faculty of Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport; Edgar I. Mack of Wilkes-Barre; James B. Mack, of the faculty of Rochester College, Rochester, Minnesota; Everitt W. Mack, of Wellsboro; Dr. Raesly Mack, of Chester, Pa., and Mrs. Samuel Johnson, off Bucklin, Kansas. Mrs. Mack was a member of the Methodist church, of Wellsboro, and was a most estimable woman, whos life was one of usefullness and good works and devotion to her family and friends. The funeral , which was private, was held Monday at 2 O'clock, Rev. Dr. Manning , of Niagara Falls, formally of Wellsboro, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. Dr. B. C. Conner, president of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, also assisted with the services. The pallbearers were her three sons, Edgar, Everitt and Raesly, her brother Hiram, and nephews, Samuel Illick and Ervin W. Kiefer.    (Wellsboro Agitator 20 Aug 1919)  Respectfully submitted Charles Swasey

 

IRWIN - Joseph Irwin, 81, died early Tuesday, June 12, 1956, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd Locey of Wellsboro RD2. He was born March 26, 1875, the son of William and Margaret Little Irwin. He was a retired farmer and a 50-year member of the Charleston Union Grange. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Locey and Mrs. Frank Williams of Wellsboro RD3; three sons, William of Wellsboro RD2, George of Crooked Creek RD1, and Leonard of Genesee, Pa.; one brother, John Irwin of Penn Yan, NY; 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Friday at 1:30 p.m., at 139 Main Street with Rev. David Burrows officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 28 June 1956

 

IVES, James V. – On Thursday morning, Dec. 11, at 11 o’clock, occurred the death of James V. Ives, aged 69 years, at his home on Pearl street in Wellsboro.  He had been in poor health for a year and gradually failed until the end came.  Mr. Ives had lived nearly all his life in Wellsboro and was greatly respected by all who knew him.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rachel Trull Ives; his daughter, Dr. Helen Ives Lyon, and his son, Robert T. Ives of Philadelphia.  He also leaves a brother, Versal Ives, of Roaring Branch.  He was a member of the First Baptist church and a member of the board of deacons and board of trustees.  He was also a life-long member of the Bache Hose Company.  The funeral was held at his home on Saturday evening, Rev. C.W. Macgeorge officiating, assisted by Rev. David R. Evans; interment was made early Sunday morning in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 December 1919.

 

IVES Maytha J. Blackwell

Maytha J. Blackwell, 60, of Wellsboro, died at home Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. She was the wife of Wayne Blackwell, whom she married in 1970. Maytha was born Sept. 22, 1951, in Blossburg, the daughter of Guy L. Ives and Maude E. Delong Ives. She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Wellsboro.  Surviving are her husband, Wayne Blackwell; son, William G. Blackwell of Stony Fork; her daughter, Barbara A. Webb of Tioga Junction; four grandchildren; a brother, Ken Dibble of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Maytha was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, June Spencer. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m., at the Wellsboro Cemetery and the family will receive friends at the cemetery one hour prior to the service. Pastor Harry Colegrove will be officiating. Local arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 31, 2012

 

JACOBSON
Charles F., Sr. Age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, and formerly of Kingston and Swoyersville, PA, died in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, on January 19, 2007 after a long battle with lung problems. Born on August 28, 1918 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late Charles B. Jacobson and Clara Nunemacher. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Gladys Noss Jacobson on November 25, 2001; and a sister, Ruth Jacobson Pliescott. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Charles F. Jacobson, Jr. (Karen) of Covington, PA, and Ronald S., Sr. (Donna) of Odessa, FL. He is also survived by grandchildren, Michelle Jacobson Steen (Jeffrey) of Danbury, CT, R. Scott Jacobson, Jr., Brian Jacobson, and Matthew Jacobson, all of Odessa, FL; and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Charlotte Jacobson Hughes of Macungie; and nieces and nephews, Gale (Morey) James of Allentown, PA, Elwood Pliescott, Carol (Lee) Dodson, and Faye (Wayne) Castle of Cambridge, MD. Charlie was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingston, PA, serving on the Board of Elders as Sunday School Superintendent and also as Choir Director for 13 years. He was subsequently a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Shavertown, PA, and First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro. Charlie served in the United States Army during WWII, building landing strips in the Canary Islands and West Africa. He was a welder for Ostrander Iron Works in Kingston for many years. He also owned a service station in Kingston, and retired from Mahaffey Oil and Prime Supply in Kingston in 1980. He and his wife, Gladys, moved to Wellsboro in May of 1996. Charlie was a reading volunteer at the Green Home and a reading helper at Trinity Lutheran School in Wellsboro until his health made it impossible to continue. His extraordinary loyalty to his wife characterized his entire life. Charlie's Life Celebration will be held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home on Thursday, January 25, from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, January 26, from 10-11 a.m. A funeral service will be held there at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 26. Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer and Rev. Peter Devantier will officiate. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

JEFFERY Cinda Jane
Williamsport Sun Gazette - June 15, 1972
Wellsboro - Mrs. Cinda Jane Park, 81, of Wellsboro died Wednesday, June 14, 1972, at her home.  She was the widow of Louis Park.  Born in Tioga County Dec. 1, 1890, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jeffery.  Surviving are one daughter, Georgia Ayres, of Wellsboro; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Gordon Abrams, a retired Baptist minister will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.

JELLIFF - ANNIE M. BOYDEN [SRGP 84058]
The Wellsboro Agitator -  Thursday, 23 Nov 1961
 Mrs. Annie M. Boyden, 78, of Kendall, N. Y., formerly of Wellsboro, widow of Dana Boyden, died Wednesday, November 15, 1961, at the Brockport Hospital, Brockport, N. Y. She was born April 3 1883, in Richmond Township, the daughter of James and Permilia Jaquish Jelliff. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Wellsboro. Surviving are two sons, Elvin D., Wellsboro and Paul R. of Kendall; a daughter, Miss Erma, also of Kendall; a sister, Mrs. Rose Van Druff, Covington; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Donald Keller, her pastor, officiated at services Saturday in Wellsboro at the Funeral Home at 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

John G. JENKINS Former Deputy Sheriff Succumbs
John Griffith Jenkins, 76, of 22 Nichols St., Wellsboro, former Tioga County deputy sheriff and turnkey died Friday in Wellsboro following an extended illness. A 50-year member of Blossburg Lodge No. 350 F&AM, Mr. Jenkins was well known in Masonic circles. Mr. Jenkins was born June 28, 1896, in Morris Run, the son of John G. and Sara Parsell Jenkins. His wife is the former Cora Davenport of Wellsboro. Surviving in addition to his wife are; a daughter, Mrs. Edgar A. Carlson of Blossburg; two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Martin of Covington, and Mrs. Elizabeth Bogart of Blossburg; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery, Blossburg Lodge members conducted memorial services at the funeral home.

DAVID F. JOHNS
David F. Johns, 64, of Elkland, died Saturday, March 25, 1972, in the Blossburg State Hospital. He was born August 18, 1907, a son of Charles and Mary Johns, Mr. Johns was a retired em-ploye of Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y. Surviving are three sons, Robert, of Painted Post, N.Y., Charles, of Rose Valley, Tioga County, and Jack, of Elkland; six daughters, Mrs. Esther Mann, of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Rose Fulghun, of Sanford, Fla., Mrs. Betty Swarthout, of Bea-ver Dams, N.Y., Mrs. Anna-belle Neal, of Tioga, Mrs. Eve-lyn White, of Lindley, N.Y., Miss Donna Johns, also of Elkland; two brothers, William and Berman Johns, both of Galeton; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Leach, of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Lenora Hess, of Addison, N.Y., and 24 grandchildren. The funeral was held on Wed-nesday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Neal Cole, pastor of the Niles Valley Methodist Church, officiated.

JOHNSON - Alta Evelyn Frisk, 99, of Woodbrook Assisted Living, Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born Jan. 2, 1910, in Wellsboro, Alta attended the Elmira Schools. Alta was affiliated with the Sayre Christian Church, Sayre, and she enjoyed working among her flowers. Alta's life was deeply devoted to her family and home. Surviving are, her children, Allan R. Frisk and his wife, Janet Frisk of Sayre, Maysie F. Good-reau and her husband, Eugene Goodreau of Rochester, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Cynthia (Good-reau) Rich and her husband, Michael Rich, James Goodreau and his wife, Sueann Goodreau; Colleen (Frisk) Warren and her husband, Todd Warren; Timothy Frisk and his wife, Deborah Frisk; eight great grandchildren; two nieces, Mary Lou Tryon, Nancy Braender; and a nephew, Richard Johnson. Alta was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond O. Frisk; her brothers, Milford Johnson, Milon Johnson; her sisters, Melissa Hamm and Ruth Kennedy. A memorial service will be held Saturday Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Donahoo, Pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. There are no calling hours. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Woodbrook Living Center Foundation, 1250 Maple Ave., Elmira, N.Y. 14904 in Alta Evelyn Frisk's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home 314 Desmond St., Sayre.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 9 to October 20, 2009

JOHNSON, Shirley B. - Shirley B. Cobb, 76, of Wellsboro, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She was the wife of Leon Stiles, whom she married on March 25, 2007. Shirley was born March 27, 1938, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Willis and Beatrice (Smith) Johnson. She was a cook at Mansfield University for 20 years and also cooked at the Penn Wells Hotel. Shirley was a member of the VFW, Wellsboro Moose and Arnot Sportsmen's Club. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Duane Cobb, Rick Cobb (Pam), all of Wellsboro; sister, Reva Soutar (Melvin) of Big Flats, N.Y.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Shirley was preceded in death by her first husband, John Cobb; daughter, Jackie Doud; brother, Phil Johnson and sister, Ann Marshal. Friends and family are invited to Shirley's Life Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to noon, at Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will follow at noon, with Pastor Bill Rawson officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 3, 2014 

JOHNSON - TUSSEY
Beverly L. (Betty) Age 85, of Country Terrace, Wellsboro, PA, died September 12, 2005 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of William H. Tussey, who died April 10, 1995. Betty was born December 15, 1919 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Anon C. and Lauraett Butler Johnson. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Elmira Beauty School, Elmira, N.Y. Betty was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Wellsboro, PA, and over fifty year member of the Mary Wells Chapter, #452 O.E.S., Wellsboro. Surviving are daughter, Karen Tussey, Country Terrace; son and daughter-in-law, Jay (Pauline) Tussey, Bath, NY; three nephews and four nieces; several grandnieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to Betty's Life Celebration on Thursday, September 15, 2005, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Shover officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main and Queen Streets, Wellsboro, PA. 16901.

JOHNSON - CHERI L. INGERICK
Cheri L. Ingerick, 31, of RD#6, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1987, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 29, 1956, she was the daughter of Philip and Joan Comfort Johnson of Wellsboro. She was employed in the purchasing department of GTE Products Corp., in Wellsboro. She is survived by her parents; her fiancé, Sam Bellinger; sister, Mrs. Debbie Covert of RD#5, Wellsboro; grandmother, Mrs. Myrtle Comfort of Wellsboro; grandparents, John and Beatrice Huff of Corning, N.Y.; two nephews, and several aunts and uncles. Friends called at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Friday, Sept. 4, where a private family funeral service was conducted Saturday, Sept. 5. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiated. Burial was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The family provided flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsboro Lions Club; the Leader Dogs for the Blind, 1039 South Rochester Road, Rochester, MI 48063; or to the American Diabetes Association.

JOHNSON - MORROW
Elizabeth (Betty) L. Age 91, formerly of R.D. 5 Wellsboro, PA, died November 16, 2005 in Tucson, Arizona. She was the wife of the late Weller Morrow who died in 1961. Betty was born March 9, 1914 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Robert and Mayme Lindsey Johnson. She was a graduate of Mansfield State College with a BS Degree in Secondary English. She was a school teacher at Wellsboro Area School District and taught English and Reading at Wellsboro Junior High, retiring in 1987 after 50 years of service. Betty was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Nancy Morrow, Oro Valley, Arizona; granddaughters, Kathryn E. Finkenstadt, Ridgewood, NJ, and Megan A. Morrow, Santa Monica, CA; great-granddaughters, Nicole E. Finkenstadt and Kendall G. Finkenstadt, both of Ridgewood, NJ. She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Lenore (Noddy) and Stanley Bujno. Friends and family are invited to Betty's Life Celebration on Sunday, November 20, 2005, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Shover officiating. Burial will be private at Wellsboro Cemetery.

JOHNSTON - CLARK
June J. (Johnston) Age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Tuesday, September 13, 2005. She was born on August 23, 1917 in Verone, PA, a daughter of the late Howard and Bernice (Wilhelm) Johnston. She was the widow of Elmer Clark. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Wellsboro Cemetery with Robert Wilcox, Sr. officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Laurel Home Health & Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.

JONES - MRS. MARION E. MUDGE
 MANSFIELD--Mrs. Marion E. Mudge, 73, of Mansfield RD 2, died Friday, Feb. 9, 1979, at her home.  She was the widow of Emory Mudge, former Tioga County surveyor. She was born August 4, 1905, in Liberty, the daughter of Richard and Clara Marquadt Jones. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. Mrs. Mudge was a member of the Friendly Circle, Mansfield, the Eastern Star Twilight Chapter, Mansfield, the Lookout Club and the Over-55 club. She was a member of the North Elk Run Grange and the state and national granges.  She was a 7th degree member of the Tioga County grange. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Wilber Wetherbee and Mrs. Nathan Sheer, both of Wellsboro, Mrs. Verna Randall, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Charles Hackett, of Horseheads, NY; two sons, Dr. John E., of Farmington, Maine, and Richard M. Ingerick, of Wellsboro; two half brothers, Clayton Roupp, of Gillett, and Clarence Roupp, of Horseheads, NY; three half sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ostrander, of Troy, Mrs. Dean Gregory, of Morris RD, and Mrs. Arnold Clark, of Wellsboro, 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 pm Monday at Kuhl's, 139 Main Street.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. David L. Weaver, her pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 pm Sunday.


Jens JORGESEN  Dies Following Short Illness
Many Wellsboro friends were saddened by the death of Jens Jorgensen, 66, of 22 Queen Street. Mr. Jorgensen died on Thursday, September 6th, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He and his family had just returned from a trip to Den-mark where they visited his four sisters and four brothers, whom he had not seen for 11 years. Mr. Jorgensen was hos-pitalized a short time after his return to Wellsboro. Mr. Jorgensen was born in Denmark on January12, 1907, a son of Jens and Anna Jor-gensen. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Jorgensen only retired Saturday, September 1, as manager of the Middlebury plant of the Northeast Dairy Co-op, Middlebury Center. Be-fore accepting that position, he had served as supervisor for the Northern Tier of Pennsyl-vania and Southern Tier of New York Slate, M. H. Renken Dairy Co., Middlebury Center. He was also a member of Danish Brotherhood Lodge III, Austin, Minn. Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Keck; two daugh-ters, Mrs. Clifford Cole, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Alexander Wagner, of Alexandria, Va.; a son, Dr. Jens Frederick Jorgen-sen, of Moundsville, W. Va., and four grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday in the Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Wellsboro Ceme-tery. His pastor, the Rev. Roger Patton, officiated.

KANE - NAOMI GRACE LUNDGREN
The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 26 Jul 1956
MRS. ARTHUR L. LUNDGREN
Mrs. Naomi Grace Lundgren, 43, Wellsboro RD 6, died Monday at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following a lengthy illness. She was born March 6, 1913 in Wellsboro, the daughter of William and Susie Torpy Kane. Mrs. Lundgren was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband, Arthur L.; one daughter, Donna Lee, at home; three sisters Mrs. Gladys Rice of Middlebury, Mrs. Anna Collins of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Ellen McMullen of Newark Valley, N,Y.; and two brothers, William Kane of Crooked Creek, and Walter of Wellsboro RD 4. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter officiated, and burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

KANE WALTER A.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 3 Jun 1965
Walter A. Kane, 46, of Wellsboro, RD 4, died Sunday, May 30, 1965 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Survived by wife, Marie Ferguson Kane; sons, Gary of Wellsboro, Walter Jr., John and Richard, all at home; daughter Mrs. Sarah Conrad of Wellsboro RD 4; Mrs. Joan Martin of Wellsboro; Sisters, Mrs. Gladys Rice of Middlebury Center, Mrs. Anna Collins of Wellsboro; brother William J. of Crooked Creek; four grandchildren.  He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral was Wednesday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. George Niles officiating, with burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.

KANE WILLIAM FRANCIS
The Wellsboro Gazette - 4 Nov 1937, p. 7
William L. [sic] Kane
Marsh Creek -- William L. [sic] Kane, 62, widely know proprietor of a filling station on U. S. Route 6, near here died following a heart attack Thursday morning.
He is survived by his wife, the former Susan L. Torpy, and the following children: William and Leon, of Middlebury; Mrs. Ellen McMullen, of Endicott; Mrs. Anna Collins, of Wellsboro, and Naomi and Walter, at home.

KANE WILLIAM JOHN
The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 4 Aug 1976, p. 11
William John Kane, age 67, of R.D. 3 Wellsboro, died suddenly, Sunday, August 1, 1976 at his home. Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home Tuesday with Rev. John J. Dromazos officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eunice Kane; one daughter, Karen Michele of Williamsport, one son, Michael William of R.D. 3 Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. Gladys Rice of Middlebury Center; Mrs. Anna Collins of Wellsboro. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division, with 35 years of service and was a member of Whitneyville United Methodist Church.

KARR E Janette
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed.,  January 22, 1936, Pg 1
Mrs. E. Janette Karr Davis, of Sonestown, mother of Donald L. Davis of  Williamsport, formerly of Wellsboro, died at Sonestown Friday morning [1/17/1936] after an illness of two months.  Mrs. Davis was 82 years old. She removed from Wellsboro and had been a resident of Sonestown for 23 years.  She was the widow of Dr. Hugh L. Davis, who practiced in Wellsboro for many years.  In her later years, Mrs. Davis had lived with Mrs. Harry Henning, of Sonestown, who was formerly married to Mrs. Davis' son, the late Dr. Hugh K. Davis, a prominent physician in Sonestown.  Donald L. Davis, who is president of the Lycoming Finance company of Williamsport, and three grandchildren, Hugh, Lois and Louise Davis, of Sonestown, survive.  Mrs. Davis was a member of Wellsboro Chapter, D. A. R.  The funeral was held Monday at Sonestown; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

KARSCHNER
Thomas Eudelle Age 82, of Skyline Drive, Wellsboro, PA, died August 17, 2004 at The Green Home. He was the husband of Ella D. Saxton Karschner, whom he married July 8, 1966. Tom was born August 16, 1922 in Greenwood Township, PA, the son of the late C. Oscar and Mary Thomas Karschner. He was a resident of Tioga County for 24 years, formerly of Afton, NY. He was a graduate of Millville High School, Millville, PA, and attended Simmon's School of Mortuary Science, Syracuse, NY. He was a Licensed Funeral Director at the former Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA, and retired as owner and operator of the Karschner Funeral Home, Afton, NY. Tom enjoyed clock repair, a lifetime hobby. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, and a member of Sertoma International. Surviving are his wife; daughters, Karen S. Bickford, Lancaster, PA, and Kathleen K. Coffey, Mechanicsburg, PA; sister, Dorothy Vose, Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to funeral services on Friday, August 20, 2004, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. His funeral will be on Saturday, August 21, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please help find a cure for Aplastic Anemia in memory of Thomas Eudelle Karschner by sending to Aplastic Anemia, P.O. Box 613, Annapolis, MD 21404-0613, or to the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, A "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.

KARSCHNER – Thomas E. Karschner, 82, of Skyline Drive, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004 at The Green Home. Born Aug. 16, 1922 in Greenwood Township, he was the son of C. Oscar and Mary Thomas Karschner. He was the husband of Ella D. Saxton Karschner whom he married July 8, 1966. He was a resident of Tioga County for 24 years, formerly of Afton, NY. He was a graduate of Millville High School, Millville and attended Simmon’s School of Mortuary Science, Syracuse, NY. He was a licensed funeral director at the former Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro and retired as owner and operator of the Karschner Funeral Home, Afton, NY. He enjoyed clock repair, a lifetime hobby. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro and a member of Sertoma International. Surviving besides his wife, are daughters, Karen S. Bickford of Lancaster, Kathleen K. Coffey of Mechanicsburg; sister, Dorothy Vose of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Friends and family were invited to call on Friday, Aug. 20 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 21 at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, with Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Burial was made at Wellsboro Cemetery. Help find a cure for Aplastic Anemia in memory of Thomas Eudelle Karschner by sending to Aplastic Anemia, PO Box 613, Annapolis, MD 21404-0613 of to the Laural Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro. – The Mansfield Gazette, 25 Aug. 2004, p.6A

KASCMAR - Steve M. Kascmar, 59, of Meade Street, Wellsboro, died Sept. 21, 2007 in Minnesota. He was the husband of Beverly Elting Kascmar whom he married June 24, 1968. Steve was born May 6, 1948 in Newark, NY, the son of the late Michaelina Zatorski. He was a systems technician for Bell South Communications, retiring in 2005. Steve loved boating and fishing. He is survived and missed by his wife, Beverly Kascmar; sons, Joseph (Alicia) Kascmar of Cape Coral, FL, David (Amanda) Kascmar of Howard Lake, Minn., Steve Kascmar Jr. (fiancée Teri Osgood) of Wellsboro; daughters, Diane (Ernie) Sergejenko of Wellsboro, Amy (Jay) Hixon of Wellsboro; 11 grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Steve’s Life Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, 26 September 2007

 

KAUFMAN Rudolph – Rudolph Kaufman, aged nearly 81 years of Union, Missouri, died Sunday about one o’clock at the home of his son, A.J. Kaufman, at Wellsboro Junction, whom he had been visiting for about a month.  Mr. Kaufman was born at Basel, Switzerland, Sept 27, 1838 and came to America when he was a young man.  He served during the civil war with an Illinois regiment.  He is survived by two sons and a daughter, A. J. Kaufman, of Wellsboro Junction, superintendent of the can factory at the Helvetia Milk Condensing Company’s Wellsboro plant; Enid Kaufman of Union, Mo, and Miss Josephine Kaufman of New Orleans, La.  The funeral was held yesterday morning at 10:30 o’clock, Rev. J.W. Torkington officiating.  Interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator, 13 August 1919.

 

W. RAYMOND KEAGLE age 65 of 9 Sherwood St., Wellsboro, Pa., suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1975 as the result of an automobile accident.  Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. William A. Snyder officiating.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Margaret Francis Keagle; one son, Laird Keagle of Grand Junction, Colo.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Donald (Joann) Lewis of Wellsboro, one step-son, Ronald Francis of Beaver, Pa.; one brother, LaRue Keagle of Arlington, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Maier, Bethesda, Md.; five grandchildren.  He was member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church; retired employee of Mergenthaler Linotype Co., Inc.; member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Wellsboro.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/1975

 

KECK Elsie Tomb – Mrs. Elsie Keck Tomb aged 24 years, wife of Charles Tomb of Cherry street died last Thursday morning at six o’clock, after a long illness.  She was born in Wellsboro July 21, 1895 and was married to Mr. Tomb May 7, 1918.  She is survived by her husband, by her mother, Mrs. Rosa Keck; two sisters, Mrs. A.G. Hampton and Miss Helen Keck and five brothers – Charles of Hutchinson, Kansas; Otto of Corning; Eric, Harold, and Chester of Wellsboro.  Mrs. Tomb was a member of the Presbyterian church and was a most estimable young woman whose untimely death is mourned by many friends.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at three o’clock Rev. D.R. Evans officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 8 October, 1919

 

KECK –MARGARET KECK KEAGLE age 90 of Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA, died March 30, 2005 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late Harold Francis, who died in 1957, and the late Raymond Keagle, who died in 1975. Margaret was born May 22, 1914 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Chris and Nellie Balfour Keck. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, a retired receptionist for Carson Finance, Wellsboro, and a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Phyllis Francis, Lecanto, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Donald Lewis, Wellsboro; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Gray, Elmira, NY, and Marian Smith of Florida; five grandchildren, Scott and Tami Lewis, Cathy and Tim Driebelbies, Russell and Lori Francis, Timothy and Michelle Francis and Jeffrey and Donna Francis; and twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a good friend, William Tanner. Friends and relatives are invited to Margaret's Life Celebration on Saturday, April 2, 2005 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Mark Shover officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. In desired, memorials may be sent to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 547, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or to Country Terrace, 1919 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Elmira Star Gazette Mar. 31, 2005.

KECK Robert H.
Age 88, of Buckwheat Hollow Road, Lawrenceville, PA, died January 6, 2009 at Carleton Senior Care. He was the husband of Margaret Houseknecht whom he married December 8, 1940. Robert was born May 25, 1920 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Henry and Lois Hollenbeck Keck. He was retired from Ingersoll-Rand Co., Painted Post, NY, after 41 years service. Robert was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Painted Post, NY, and was known as Grampa Keck to many. He was a life member of the Lawrenceville Fire Department, member of the Susquehanna Chapter of Desa, Tioga Lodge #373 F. & A.M., Tioga, PA, and served in the PA National Guard. Robert was a Navy veteran serving during World War II and served on the USS Rouche 197. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Marie Keck, Millerton, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Kay Keck, Corning, NY; four grandchildren, Brian (Nancy) Keck, Annette (Lyle) Keck, Nancy (Roy) Catalfamo, and Bryan (Lori) Hunt; six great-grandchildren, Robbie, Megan, Michelle, Matthew, Grace and Kamryn; many special nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Friends and family are invited to Robert's Life Celebration on Friday, January 9, 2009, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and again Saturday, January 10, 2009, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Saturday, January 10, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Debbie Button officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Lawrenceville Volunteer Fire or Ambulance Association, Lawrenceville, PA 16929 or Carleton Senior Care, 10 West Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. www.lifecelebration.com.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2009

KECK - Virginia Keck, the six-month-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Keck, of Wellsboro Junction, died last Friday morning. Her parents, three brother and one sister survive her. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 17 Oct. 1917

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgKEENEY MAZIE IOLA
Wellsboro Gazette – September 15, 1927
Wellsboro was shocked and saddened on Tuesday by the death of Mrs. Fred C. Coolidge, which was accomplished in a temporary fit of insanity by her own hand. Her lifeless body was found by her husband hanging in a back stairway shortly before noon on Tuesday.  Mrs. Coolidge had been in poor health for the
past year and during that time had suffered intense mental trouble at times.  For the past two months she had seemed to improve physically.  She accompanied her husband, who is a Fuller Brush salesman, about the country which seemed to be beneficial to her health.  In fact during the past two weeks she had visited friends and seemed like her normal self.  When Mr. Coolidge started for his work Tuesday morning about 9 o’clock he requested her to go with him as usual but she refused saying she felt so much better she would remain at home and have the noon meal ready for him and their son, Paul, a Sophomore, in High School.  On his return about 11:20 instead of an appetizing meal awaiting the husband found his wife hanging from a banister in the back stairway leading out of the kitchen.  He called Dr. J. G. Webster, who came at once but found life extinct.  Coroner W. F. White pronounced death due to strangling.  The curtain cord, which had been fastened to the balustrade, was drawn in a noose about her neck.  It is thought Mrs. Coolidge had committed the rash act in a minute of temporary insanity, probably immediately after she was left alone in the house.  Her sister and brother, Floyd Keeney, and Miss Blanche Keeney, who spent a part of their time in her home, had left that morning on a business trip to Ansonia, so when the obsession seized upon her there was no one to interfere and save her from herself.  As a classmate and friend we knew the sterling qualities of this wife and mother, who was keenly interested in every movement for the betterment of the community.  She was a faithful member of the Parent Teacher Association, the W. C. T. U., and the Methodist church where she and her family were active workers. Mazie Keeney Coolidge was born in Holiday, a daughter of Sidney H. and Fannie Downing Keeney, July 28, 1883. She was educated in the Wellsboro schools where she graduated in 1901 and was Valedictorian of her class.  Later she took a Commercial course at the Mansfield Normal.  She was united in marriage with Fred C. Coolidge Aug. 12, 1907.  They conducted the store on Charleston street for 18 years, selling out two years ago owing to poor health of both Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge.  Since that time they have resided on East Avenue.  Mrs. Coolidge leaves besides her husband and son, her father, S. H. Keeney; a brother, Floyd P. Keeney, and a sister, Miss Blanche Keeney, all of Wellsboro, and Allen, of Troy, Pa.  Funeral services will be held today at the family home…officiating; interment in Wellsboro cemetery.

KEENEY Sidney H
Wellsboro Gazette, Thursday, March 12, 1942
The following biographical material on Sidney H. Keeney, who died Feb. 25 has been received: Sidney Hastings Keeney was born Dec 9, 1856 at Holiday, the youngest of 10 children born to Ransom Irving Keeney and Rhoana Huntsinger. His great-grandmother, Anna Payne, was a sister of Dollie Payne, wife of James Madison, fourth president of the US. On the paternal side he was one of many descendants in this section of Thomas Keeney who came to the US from Scotland prior to the Revolution. When he was 5 year old, his father and 2 older brothers were among the first volunteers in the Civil War. In 1877 he married Fanny Aileen Downing, daughter of Lucy Anderson and Abram VanSesy Downing. A daugter, Blanche and son, Floyd, both of whom lived with the father survive. Another daugter, Mazie, Mrs Fred C. Coolidge, died in 1927. .... After serving an apprenticeship with a harness maker, Sidney Keeney went into business for himself and for upwards of 50 years had a reputation throughout the county as a manufacturer of handstitched harness. Later he bought and sold stoves and furniture and became very skillful at repairing antiques and particularly broken violins. He was also a cornet player, band instructor and composer. ...Five years ago, because of his advanced age he was obliged to give up work. He died suddenly at the Blossburg State Hospital where he had been under treatment for only a few days, and the funeral was held here Saturday, Feb. 28.

KEENEY SIDNEY HASTINGS
Wellsboro Agitator – March 11, 1942
THE LATE S. H, KEENEY.
Owing to the fact that on Feb. 25, the day following the unexpected death of my father at the Blossburg hospital I was occupied with interviewing Mr. Smith ai the Old Age Pension Office, making arrangements for the funeral services at the Bastian Funeral Home and going: with Mr. Kuhl of Lawrenceville to the hospital to get my father’s body, I was unable to get a suitable notice of my father’s death ready for the local newspapers.  Sidney Hastings Keeney was born Dec. 9, 1856, at Holiday, Pa., the youngest of ten children, born to Ransom Irving Keeney and Rhoana Huntsinger, daughter of Peter and Abigail Huntsinger.   Anna Payne, Peter Huntsinger’s mother and my father’s great grandmother, was a sister of Dollie Payne, who married James Madison, fourth President of the United States.  Sidney Keeney's great grandfather on the paternal side was Thomas Keeney, born in Scotland May 21, 1751, who came to America prior to the Revolutionary War and served in the war three years, enlisting from East Hartford, Conn.  Other descendants of Thomas Keeney the emigrant who lived in this section were Hon. John Mitchell and sister, Mrs. David Cameron, whose grandmother, Ruby Keeney, was the oldest child of Thomas Keeney, the emigrant.  Another descendant still living in Wellsboro is Darius D. Holiday our 101 year old resident, whose mother, Alvira Keeney died in 1844 and was the granddaughter of Thomas Keeney, the emigrant.  When Lincoln called for volunteers in 1861, Sidney Keeney's father, Ransom, and his two oldest sons, Adelbert and Saleman, were among the first to enlist.  Adelbert, born in 1841, enlisted in the 11th U. S. Cavalry and was discharged in 1865, but he received injuries which resulted in his death and he is buried at Arlington Heights, Washington.   Saleman, born May 24, 1845, was a boy when the war started, but he also served in the 11th U. S. Cavalry and died from the effects of his service in 1866 at the age of 21 years.  My father was less than five years old when the war broke out and I have heard him say that while his father and brothers were away to the war his mother would lift him up on the horse’s back with a bag of corn in front of him and he would go from their farm about a half-mile up the North Road from Holiday over to the grist mill on Hills Creek to have the corn ground.  In 1877 my father married Fannie Aileen Downing, oldest daughter of Lucy Anderson and Abram Van Scoy Downing.  To them were born three children, Floyd and Blanche, who lived with their father at 42 Wetmore Street and Mazie, who died Sept. 13, 1927.  On Aug. 12, 1908, Mazie was married to Fred. C. Coolidge, and their son, Paul Sidney Coolidge and Paul’s daughter, Carol Dawn Coolidge, of Alexandra, Va., are the only grandson and great-granddaughter.  Other survivors are Ransom Keeney, of Blossburg, Mrs. John Obourn, of Corning, Mrs. William Davis, of Huntingdon, Pa. and Dr.Harold Keeney, of Clearfield, Pa., all children of my father's brother, Cassimer Keeney.  My father served an apprenticeship with a harness maker by the name of Spencer, who had a shop . about a mile out of town on the Stonyfork road.  Then he opened his first shop in Holiday, but moved to Wellsboro when we were children and worked for Dennis Navel's father for about two years. Then he went into business for himself and for upwards of 50 years he had a reputation throughout the county as a manufacturer of hand-stitched harness.   When the autos commenced to take the place of the horses and his business commenced to go he engaged in the buying and selling of new and used stoves and furniture.  He was especially interested in refinishing pieces of antique furniture and repairing violins which he could do so perfectly that you could not see where they had been broken.   He was interested all his life in music, was a cornet player and band instructor, and composed several marches.  My father was not an attendant of any church nor a member of any lodge and never held a public position, but for 64 years he was a father and during all that time I never knew him to take a vacation from his business, but worked steadily on to provide us with a shelter which we called home.   Not until 1937, just five years previous to his death because of his advanced years he was finally obliged to give up his work.   I took my father to the Blossburg hospital on Feb. 19 and died there at 11 p. m., Feb. 24, of arterio sclerosis and uremic poisoning. I was planning to have him home for the summer as usual and because I had received no word from the hospital as to his condition since entering, I thought that he must be getting along all right, so it was a distinct shock to both my brother and myself to receive a message in the middle of the night from the hospital informing us that our father had died there alone.    – Blanche Sidney Keeney

 

KEENEY, Wilbur - Death of Wilbur Keeney.  On Sunday afternoon the body of Wilbur Keeney, of Cuba, N.Y. was brought to Wellsboro for interment.  Services were held at the home of Prof. and Mrs. J.C. March on Walnut street, where the parents of the deceased formerly resided.  Rev. David R. Evans, pastor of the Presbyterian church officiated.  Mr. Keeney was a native of Cuba, N.Y. and after graduating from the High School entered the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy. N.Y.  While there he enrolled in the Student Army Training Corps.  He was held in very high esteem by all who knew him and was a young man of exemplary habits.   As a member of the Presbyterian church of Cuba, N.Y., he took a very active interest in the work of the church and will be greatly missed.  Death resulted from complications following an attack of the Spanish influenza.  He was buried in the uniform of his country.  Mr. Keeney is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Keeney, and by two half-sisters and a half-brother – Mrs. Frederick Wood of Elmira, Mrs. Frank Sweet, of Middlebury, and Harry Keeney of Middlebury.  The loved ones have the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement.    Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919.

 

KELLY JAMES
Wellsboro Agitator - August 7, 1883
--Last Tuesday morning Mr. James Kelly died of paralysis at his home in this borough, in his 79th year.  Mr. Kelly was one of the pioneers of this portion of the county.  He came to Charleston township more than 75 years ago and cleared a farm near Dartt Settlement, where he resided until about twelve years ago, when he moved to this borough.  He held the office of Constable and Justice of the Peace in Charleston in those early days for more than one term each, and he was a Crier of the Courts for about twenty years continuously prior to 1853.  At the time of his death he was a Tipstaff of the Courts.  He was the last of the original settlers at Dartt Settlement.  He was for more than fifty years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he was in every respect a good citizen and an honest man of most genial temper.  He leaves a widow and four children - two sons and two daughters.

SAMUEL A. KELSEY, 73 of Knoxville, died at his home Saturday morning, Jan. 8, 1949.  Surviving are wife, Mrs. Margaret Mosier Kelsey; sons, John R., Elmira and Samuel W., Knoxville.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Wellsboro Baptist Church.  The Rev. C. W. Sherriff.  Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1949

KELT - Wayne R. Kelt, 75, of Wellsboro, died
quietly on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro. Wayne was born Oct. 25, 1934, in Williamsport, the son of the late Harold B. Kelt and Dorothy Randall Mosher. He was a member of the Independent Bible Baptist Church and was a long time lover of the Boston Red Sox, hot fudge sundaes, Pepsi and peanut butter cups. Wayne enjoyed table games, country western and gospel music and most of all holidays. He participated at the Special Olympics where he enjoyed softball throws and standing line jumps. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Kingsbury of Rochester, N.Y.; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Neal Mosher; sisters Millie Kingsbury, Ella Winters, Emma Keister, Leona Allison, Ruth Mosher and Jean Mosher. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Independent Bible Baptist Church. Burial will be private at the Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 27, 2010

VERNE KENNEDY
Verne Kennedy, age 65, of Pontiac, Mich., formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, September 5, 1973, following a long illness. Funeral service was held at the Spink Funeral Home on Monday with the Rev. Roger McNarin, pastor of the Wellsboro Free Methodist Church of-ficiating. Burial was in Wells-boro Cemetery. The family re-quested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Cancer Society.

KENYON  Robert E. "Bob" (SRGP 58018) Age 82 of Troy, PA died Saturday, December 31, 2005 at the Troy Community Hospital. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 5, 2006 from Noon til 1 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Joshua Payne officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.
Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA

ROBERT E. ‘BOB’ KENYON, age 82, of Troy, Pa., died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, surrounded by his loving family at the Troy Community Hospital.  Bob was the husband of the late Doris Janette (Baker) Kenyon and the late Marjorie W. (Wood) Keltz Kenyon.  He was born on July 27, 1923, in Deryder, N.Y., a son of John Robert and Sarah (Neal) Kenyon.  Bob was retired from Corning Glass Works after 34 years of service.  He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and had served in the National Guards.  Bob is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Janette and Lynn Kelts of Troy, Pa.; two stepsons, Dale A. (Lola) Keltz of Canton, Pa., and Larry (Ronda) Keltz, of Bartlett, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Kenyon of Mansfield, Pa.; a sister, Laura Beals of Troy, Pa.; and nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws and sisters-in-law.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckeit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa.  A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Joshua Payne officiating.  Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, Pa.  Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bob to the Guthrie Hospice, rR1 Box 154 Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

KERESTES
Richard A. (Rich) Age 47, of Waln Street, Wellsboro, PA, died October 18, 2004 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Richard was born June 5, 1957 in Shamokin, PA, the loving son of Edward J. Kerestes and the late Shirley Keefer Kerestes and wonderful Father of Che' D. Kerestes. He was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School, Mt. Carmel, PA. He was a recruiter in Wellsboro, PA, Towanda, PA and Reading, PA, an was retired from the U.S. Air Force after twenty years of service. He worked in the Neonatal Unit at Wilford Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, before moving to Wellsboro, PA, and currently a Clerk for the Social Security Administration in Towanda, PA. He was also a Small Fry Football coach. Richard was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mt. Carmel, PA, the Wellsboro Moose, the Wellsboro Veterans Club, and was a PA State Constable, Second Ward. He was active in the Fire Police for the Wellsboro Fire Company, member of the Wellsboro Fire and Ambulance Association, Troy Ambulance Association, American Hose Fire Company, Mt. Carmel, PA, and was an E.M.T. Surviving are his father, Edward J. Kerestes, Mt. Carmel, PA; son, Che' D. Kerestes, Wellsboro, PA; brother, Ronald Kerestes, Mt. Carmel, PA; uncle, Donald Kerestes, Mt. Carmel, PA; aunt, Carol (John) Kwiatkowski, Mt. Carmel, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and extended family, Bob and Nina McCarthy, Wellsboro, PA; best friend, Harland Crawford, Wellsboro, PA. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Ralph and Mary Keefer; paternal grandparents, John and Elsie Kerestes. Friends and family are invited to Richard's Life of Celebration on Thursday, October 21, 2004 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life of Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Peter A. DeVantier officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery, with military honors. If desired, memorials may be sent in his Memory to the Wellsboro Fire and Ambulance Association, 21 Cafton St., Wellsboro, PA 16901.

 

KERRICK Margaret Jean "Peg" Haner

85, of West Liberty, Ohio died Saturday afternoon, April 9, 2011, at Green Hills Center in West Liberty, Ohio.  Peg was born May 19, 1925, in Wellsboro, to the late Clarence and Emily Dartt Kerrick. On July 18, 1943, she married Lester Haner who preceded her in death in 1983.  Surviving daughters are, Barbara (Jerry) Landes of West Liberty, Ohio, Maureen Haner of Sanford, Fla.; three grandchildren, Wendel (Cheryl) Shreiner Landes of Mount Rainier, Md., Mark (DeeDee) Landes of Lakewood, Colo., Bevin (Timothy) Seislove of Limerick; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to the death of her beloved husband in 1983, Peg was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.  In earlier years, Peg lived in rural Wellsboro, where she worked at Dunham's Department Store and The Green Home. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro. In later years she moved to West Liberty to be near family. She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty. She worked in the dietary department at Green Hill Center. She was known for saying witty things and making people laugh. She loved to follow golf, care for flowers and birds, loved to read, attend basketball games of grandsons and visit with Maggie, the dachshund. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 16, at Bethel Mennonite Church with Pastor David Maurer officiating. The funeral arrangements and cremation were handled by the staff at Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty.  Wellsboro Gazette – April 11, 2011

 

KESSLER - Muriel S. Kessler LeVan, 96, resident of Broad Acres Nursing Facility, Wellsboro, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Muriel was born Dec. 26, 1909 and is the daughter of the late Warren and Mary Sweatmon Kessler of Woodstown, NJ. She was the wife of Daniel Earl LeVan who died May 2, 1993. She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church since 1941, formerly participating in many church activities. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Jay LeVan on June 28, 2002; son-in-law, Frank Yanoviak Sr. on Oct. 15, 2001; and her sister, Audrey K. Pricitt on April 7, 2004. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Nancy S. LeVan (wife of late Jay LeVan); two daughters, Eunice K. Yanoviak of Coatesville (wife of late Frank Yanoviak Sr.); Muriel Joan (Arlan) Keller of Palmyra; son, Donald B. (Edna) LeVan of Osceola; two sisters, Myra K. Smith, Thora K. Wright, both of New Jersey; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 29 at 11 AM. In honoring Muriel’s wishes she was cremated and her interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery along side of her husband, Daniel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Main & Queen Sts., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - The Mansfield Gazette, 19 Apr. 2006,

KESTING - EDWARD H. KESTING Wellsboro, Pa.- Private funeral services for Edward H. Kesting, 77, of York will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home. The Rev. Edward H. Saresky of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Mr. Kesting is survived by his widow, Syble Wheeler Kesting, formerly of Wellsboro and one brother-in-law, Sam Morten of York. From the Corning Evening Leader 12/28/1956 submitted by Kelly Kimball

The Wellsboro Agitator, March 11, 1890
KETCHAM - Mrs. John L. Barnes died at her home in Delmar last Wednesday of dropsy and tumor. She was sick only two or three days and the night before she died she was about the house. Mrs. Barnes was 42 years of age. Her maiden name was Lura C. Ketcham, and she formerly resided at Newfield, NY. About twelve years ago she married Mr. Barnes, she being the widow of Dorr Putney, of Gaines. The funeral was held last Friday and it was largely attended. The sermon was preached by Elder Percy. The remains were interred in the cemetery in this borough. Mrs. Barnes was an exceedingly large and heavy woman, but she was remarkably active.

Last Surviving Spanish-American War Veteran Dies
Russell KETCHUM, 93, of 69 East Avenue, died Friday, Dec. 14, 1978, in Soldiers and Sail-ors Memorial Hospital. He was born in Antrim on March 17, 1880, a son of James and Mary Fleitz Ketchum. Mr. Ketchum was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Believed to be the last surviving Spanish-American War veteran in Tioga County, he was an honorary member of Dewey-Heichel Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. Surviving are a son, Lewis, of Corning, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Marian Redell, with whom be lived, seven, grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Canon Harry T. Frownfelter, his former pastor, officiated,

KIBBE - GERALDINE K. CHAMPAIGN
Mrs. Geraldine K. Champaign, age 81, who resided at the Penn Wells Hotel, Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1972, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital following a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Spink Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m. Dr. Charles L. Bartow interim pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.  She is survived by sisters-in-law, Miss Nellie Champaign of Wellsboro, Mrs. Louise Snyder of Patton, Pa., Mrs. Betty Kibbe of West Palm Beach, Fla., niece, Miss Ione Kibbe of West Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Champaign was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. St. Paul’s Episcopal Women’s Guild and W. Earle Champaign American Legion Post Auxiliary. She was the widow of Lt. W. Earle Champaign who was killed in World War I and for whom the Wellsboro American Legion Post is names. Mrs. Champaign was born in Knoxville, Pa., July 16, 1891, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Alonzo Kibbe. She was a former employee of the Niagara Mohawk Power Co. in the Cortland District.

KIBLER Doris M. Randall
80, of Grant Street, Wellsboro, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was the wife of Linford Randall , whom she married Sept. 27, 1958. Doris was born May 13, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of the late Gardner and Lula Franklin Kibler. She was employed with the Wellsboro Area School District working in the cafeteria. She was an active member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needle point, canning, and baking. Surviving are her husband, Linford of Wellsboro; two daughters, Carol Ann Randall of Harrisburg, Sherry Randall of Jessup, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, Linford and Molly Randall, Jr. of Harrisburg; a brother, Gardner Kibler of Wellsboro and one granddaughter, Audrey Randall of Jessup, Md. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, William Pope; two brothers, George and Russell Kibler; and a sister, Marion Turner. Friends and family are invited to Doris's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Funeral to follow at 2 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Marion Hartman, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church Sunday School Fund, P.O. Box 547, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette - September 21, 2010

 

KIMBALL Anna Barbara

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, September 11, 1947

Mrs. Anna Barbara Holiday, 82, who has been an invalid at the home of Mrs. E. J Tuttle on Hastings Street for several years, died last Friday about midnight.  Mrs. Holiday, daughter of Harriet Hart Kimball and John Kimball, was born in Wellsboro on May 1, 1864 where she had spent her entire life.  She was the widow of Darius D Holiday, who lived to be 102 years old. They resided on Central avenue most of their married life.  Mrs. Holiday was a member of Wellsboro Chapter, DAR and was keenly interested in its meetings. She is survived by three nephews, R K Harrington and Harold Kimball, of Wellsboro and Dana Kimball of Wilkes-Barre; and one niece, Mrs. Helen Warriner, of Wellsboro. 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Johnson Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. C. V. Sherriff, pastor of the Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Wellsboro cemetery.  Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Scranton, of Endicott

 

EMORY KIMBALL, 47, formerly of Wellsboro, Pa., died at the family home in Rochester, Sunday, July 10, 1938.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Field of Rochester, and Leta Kimball of California.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery Wednesday.  The Rev. Charles William Sheriff of the First Baptist Church officiated at a service in the chapel.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1938

KIMBALL H. John
H. John Kimball, 84, of Bacon Street, Wellsboro, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Janice Rankin Kimball whom he married Oct. 24, 1946. John was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Wellsboro, the son of the late Harold M. and Orcelia Carson Kimball. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School in 1943 and a retired lineman for the Wellsboro Electric Company. John was a United States Army veteran, serving during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Janice; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Mary Kimball of Wellsboro, Dennis Kimball of Bennington, Vt., Richard Kimball of California; six grandchildren, Jill and Chris Payne, Amy Kimball, Penny Kimball, Leah and Casey Mosher, Jeremy and Katherine Kimball, Beth Kimball; two sisters-in-law, Doris Sampson, Marguerite Collins, both of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Jeffery Kimball and a brother, Carson Kimball. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Canon Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.  If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from September 29 to October 6, 2009

KIMBALL Sarah
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., June 4, 1942, Pg 3
Mrs. Sarah Kimball Harrington, aged 73 years died May 23, after a long illness.  She was born in Wellsboro, September 20, 1868.  She was a graduate of Wellsboro Him(?) School and was a member of the Methodist Church.  She was married to DeWitt Harrington, who died in 1907.  In 1910 Mrs. Harrington went to Niagara Falls where she held a position with William Rugels(?) & Sons Company until the firm went out of business.  Since her return to Wellsboro, she had lived with her sister, Mrs. Darius D. Holiday on Central Avenue.  Besides her sister, she is survived by one son, Roland K. Harrington of Newton Falls, Ohio; a niece, Mrs. Helen K. Warriner;  two nephews, Harold Kimball of Wellsboro and Dana Kimball of Wilkes-Barre.  The funeral was held May 26 at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home.  Rev. C. W. Sheriff officiating; burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

KING - DAVIS Bernice K. (King)
Born September 25, 1921, died peacefully November 29, 2009 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. A long time member of the Wellsboro community, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Mary King of Westfield, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Davis, on November 15, 1995 with whom she enjoyed 54 years of marriage. She and her husband owned and operated the Hill View Market in Wellsboro for many years. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro and a lifetime member of Mary Wells Chapter No. 452 Order of the Eastern Star. Survived by her loving son, John T. Davis and wife, Sandy of Blossburg; daughter, Natalie and husband, John Hoebee of Sinking Spring, PA; grandchildren, Cheryl (Joe) Bubacz, Karen (Bryan) Kreger, Robert (Melissa) Davis, David Hoebee and Melissa Hoebee; and six great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Robert King and Wayne King. The family will be providing the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Wellsboro Fire and Ambulance Association and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, PA. Viewing will be Thursday, December 3, 2009, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, and Friday, December 4, 2009, from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. An Eastern Star Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday. Funeral service Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church, with Rev. Canon Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 30, 2009

KING - Mazie King Kimball, aged 26 years, wife of Emerson Kimball, of Rochester, died Wednesday night, Oct. 2, 1918, in that city, following a surgical operation. She is survived by her husband, by her father and step-mother, Mr. & Mrs. Louis King, of Wellsboro, and by the following brothers and sisters, Leon and Blanche King of Wellsboro; Leora, wife of Richard Robbins of Corning, and Bessie, wife of Fay Rumsey of Wellsboro, now with the U.S. forces in France. The remains were brought to Wellsboro for burial Friday noon. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 9, 1918

KINNEY - CAMPBELL, Naomi Jane
Age 85, of Elizabethtown, PA, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died April 23, 2007. Born October 1, 1921 in Athens, PA, the daughter of the late Roy and Beatrice Dunfee Kinney. She was a graduate of Waverly High School, Class of 1939. She was the wife of the late John Campbell, whom she married August 29, 1943. Naomi moved to Wellsboro in 1987 from Hicksville, L.I., NY. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Wellsboro and past leader of the Ruth Circle. Naomi was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society in the Reach to Recovery Program, the Food Pantry at the United Methodist Church, and at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was a Past President of AARP Chapter and member of Mary Wells Chapter #452 Order of the Eastern Star. Naomi is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Jill Campbell, Asheville, NC, and Craig and Marlene Campbell Hummelsltown, PA; and three grandchildren, Jessica, Adam and Skyler. Friends and family are invited to Naomi's Life Celebration on Thursday, April 26, 2007, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. An Eastern Star Service will be held Thursday at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 27, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Queen and Main Streets, with Pastor Mark Shover officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent in her memory to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cw100.gifKLOCK Andrew, aged 83 years, a highly esteemed civil war veteran, of Wellsboro, died at his home, 41 Nichols Street, last Thursday morning at 4:15 o'clock, of euremic poisoning. He had been confined to the house since December 22 [1922]. Mr. Klock was born in Charleston township, Tioga county, PA, on June 11, 1839, a son of the late Adam and Nancy Hart Klock. He was thrice married, his first wife being Matilda Avery, who died June 30, 1876. Their three children survive -- Ray Klock of New York; Mrs. Nellie Lehning of Buffalo; and Mrs. Nannie Ingerick of Richmond township. His second wife was Mrs. Frances Collins of Charleston, who died May 10, 1909. His third wife, who was Minnie Pond Hymes, survives him. They were married Oct. 13, 1909. One sister, Mrs. Lizzie Brooks of Shumway Hill, also survives; besides 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mr. Klock enlisted in Co. F, 11th PA Cavalry, at Troy, PA, on August 24, 1861, and served until the end of the civil war. He was a member of the Baptist church of Wellsboro and of George Cook Post, GAR. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the late home of the deceased on Nichols street, Rev. C.W. Macgeorge, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.- Wellsboro Agitator, January 17, 1923, p.1

 

KLOCK, Hiram – Hiram Klock, aged 77 years, of Charleston township, died Sunday morning about 2:30 o’clock.  He was born in Charleston, April 16, 1842.  Mr. Klock is survived by two children – Frank Klock of Wellsboro, R.D. 5 and Mrs. Howard Nash of Clay, N.Y., also by one brother, Andrew Klock of Wellsboro and one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Brooks of Roundtop.  He served during the civil war with Co. K, 207th Regt., and was a member of the Methodist church of Roundtop.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. M.S. Blair officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 24 September 1919.

 

CHARLES N. KNAPP, 60 of Wellsboro RD 1, Tuesday, June 14, 1949 at the Veterans Hospital, Bath.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna Cox Knapp; son, Francis Knapp; sister, Mrs. Leora Jones; brother, Henry Knapp all of Wellsboro RD 1.  The body is at the family home.  Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  The Revs. C. W. Sheriff and Andrew Young.  Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.  W. Earl Champaign Post, American Legion of Wellsboro will conduct full military funeral.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/1949

KNAUS - MRS. FRANK MOORE
 Mrs. Alice Knaus Moore, 57, of Wellsboro RD 2, died on Tuesday, March 14, at her home after an illness. She was the widow of Frank Moore who died in August, 1970. She was born July 9, 1914 in Wellsboro, the daughter of Christian and Bertha Gerth Knaus.  She retired in 1968 from Corning Glass Works in Wellsboro with 35 years of service. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Mary Wells Chapter of OES. She is survived by two sons, Richard H. Moore and Walter C. Moore of Wellsboro; five sisters, Mrs. Marie Pope, Mrs. Robert (Lousie) Price, Mrs. Lawrence (Katherine) Crane, Mrs. Fay (Emma) Copp and Mrs. Florence Watkins, all of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Kuhn officiating.  Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.

KNAUS John - Wellsboro Ambulance Driver Dies on Trip - Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon for John Knaus, 60, of Wellsboro, a driver for the Wellsboro Firemen's Ambulance Association, who died Saturday afternoon during an ambulance run. He was driving the ambulance and was on route to Blossburg State Hospital with a patient when he suffered an attack. Arthur Robertson, an ambulance aide, took the wheel and continued on to Blossburg and delivered the patient. Mr. Knaus suffered a fatal attack on the return trip. Mr. Knaus was a foreman at the Machine Shop of the Wellsboro plant of the Corning Glass Works. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsboro, the Wellsboro Firemen's Assn. and Fire Police. Survived by wife, Mrs. Madeline O'Dell Knaus; daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Durkee of Williamsport, Miss Carolyn Knaus, at home, Mrs. Jack Maynard of Wellsboro; sons, Donald of Wellsboro, Kenneth and John Jr. at home; brother, Clarence Knaus of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. Francis Pope and Mrs. Frank Moore of Wellsboro RD2, Mrs. Robert Price, Mrs. Lawrence Crane, Mrs. Florence Watkins, all of Wellsboro and Mrs. Lurell Copp of Wellsboro RD4; four grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Walter A. Huth[?] officiated. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, Dec. 1959

Wayne R. KNOWLTON
WELLSBORO - Wayne R. Knowlton, 75, of Wellsboro RD 6, died Monday, June 5, 1989, in the Green Home. He had retired from the former Wellsboro Division of Corning Glass Works. Mr. Knowlton was a member of the Wellsboro Moose Club and the Wheel Inn at Roaring Branch. His first wife, the former Glad-ys Quimby, died in 1964. A broth-er, Rex, died in 1988. Born Dec. 24, 1913, at Wells-boro, he was a son of Ray W. and Tacy Weatherbee Knowlton. Surviving are his wife, the for-mer Mary Bohart; two Sons, Kent A., of Coming, N.Y., and Garth W., of Pioneer, Calif.; two step-sons, Jeff Spaulding and Jack Spaulding, both of Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Walker, of Philadelphia, and Miss Mary Kay Knowlton, of Wellsboro; a stepdaughter, Miss Cyn-thia Spaulding, also of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Rita Boulio Treat, of Little Marsh, and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Tussey-Mosher’s, 139 Main Street. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. C. Wayne Diffen-derfer, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The family will pro-vide the flowers.

 

KRAUSE, G.A. -  Gustavus A. Krause, aged 86 years, died Sunday afternoon about 3 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed English on Austin street.  He was born at Little York, Pa., October 25, 1832.  The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o’clock.  Rev. David R. Evans, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which deceased was a member, officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery.  Mr. Krause is survived by nine children – Mrs. Ed English, Mrs. Robert English and Charles Krause, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Emma Boatman and Ransford Krause, of Stonyfork; Mrs. Alice Ives of Elmira; Joseph and Edward Krause of Willliamsport, and John Krause of Delmar.  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Jacob Landrus, of Blossburg.  Mr. Krause’s wife, whose maiden name was Maria Langwith, died January 2, 1916.   Wellsboro Agitator, 3 September 1919.

 

KREGER, Alma Jean - Alma Jean Mosher, 85, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at The Laurels Assisted Living in Wellsboro. She was the wife of Curtis D. Mosher, whom she married on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, in Nauvoo. Alma was born Jan. 15, 1929, in Blossburg, the daughter of the late Alfred A. and Lena L. (Brown) Kreger. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who loved her family and enjoyed family gatherings, especially the holidays. Alma worked in her orchard and was an avid vegetable gardener, she enjoyed canning and putting away a variety of the vegetables and fruits she grew. Alma was a member of Wellsboro United Methodist Church, for over 70 years. In the Methodist Church, she was a member of Wesleyan Class, Women's Society of Christian Service and United Methodist Women.Surviving is her daughter, Pamela Burgman (Jonathan) of Binghamton, NY; four sons, Gary Mosher (Amy) of Wellsboro; Scott Mosher of Woodland Park, Colo.; Craig Mosher (Dianne) of Middletown, Jeffrey Mosher (Sarah) of Danfield, Mich.; nine grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Streck of El Paso, Texas; Doris Brion of Carlisle; brother, Harry Kreger (Ethel) of Millerton; three sisters-in-law, Connie Kreger of Arnot; Bernice Mosher of Mississippi and Jo Ann Smith of California.In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Alfred and Paul Kreger and sister, Rosella Zelinka. Friends and family are invited to Alma's Life Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Visitation will be at Community Chapel, 69 West Ave., Wellsboro, Friday, Sept. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. David Blowers officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Alma's name to the  American Cancer Society , Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701 or to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, c/o Sue Cook, P.O. Box 293, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. –Wellsboro Gazette, September 10, 2014

 

KREISLER Orson Otto Age 86, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, formerly of the Shared Home, Wellsboro, PA, died July 21, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Orson was born February 7, 1919 in Delmar Township, Tioga County PA, the son of the late Otto Ransford and Cleo Moore Kreisler. He was a member of the Stony Fork Baptist Church, Stony Fork, PA. Surviving are his sister, Marie Zuchowski, Wellsboro, PA; nieces, Suzanne (Scott) Wilcox, Wellsboro, PA, and Marla (Andy) McIlvain, Wellsboro, PA; nephew, Douglas (Joanne) Zuchowski, Rainier, WA; grandnephews, Tyle Zuchowski, Todd Zuchowski, Brian Wilcox, Matthew Wood; grandnieces, Andrea (Jason) Boyce, Kristin Wilcox. Friends and relatives are invited to Orson's Life Celebration on Monday, July 25, 2005, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, www.lifecelebration.com, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dennis Crumb officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, Memorials may be sent in his memory to the Stony Fork Baptist Church, Stony Fork Road, Wellsbsoro, PA 16901, or to the Wellsboro Shared Home, 27 Bacon Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.

 

KRESS - "The Agitator"  Wellsboro, PA, Wed. Oct. 22, 1930
Mary Kress Moore (SRGP 80705)
Mrs. Mary Kress Moore, aged 73 years, wife of Enos Moore, of Syracuse, N.Y., died early Monday, Oct. 12 in a Syracuse hospital.  The remains were brought to Wellsboro Wednesday, where services were conducted by Rev. Dr. George B. VanWaters.  Interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.  Mrs. Moore was a native of Wellsboro, the daughter of George Kress.  After her marriage she removed to Fall Brook, later going to Elmira to reside for a short time.  From Elmira she removed to Syracuse, which had been her home for several years.  Mrs. Moore was greatly beloved by all who knew her and leaves a host of friends.Surviving, besides her husband, is a nephew, George Swank, of Rochester; a niece, Nettie Swank of Philadelphia and several cousins, among whom are: Mrs. Minnie Klock and Mrs. Mary Swope of Wellsboro.

 

KRINER Charles

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, February 18, 1920

Charles Kriner, aged 31 years died Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock, in Delmar township, of influenza pneumonia. He was born Oct. 18, 1888, a son of Charles and Roxy Siemens Kriner, of Delmar. He is survived by his widow, nee Mary Moffitt, and two sons, Bernard and Gordon; by his parents, six sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Alden Starkweather, Mrs. Alfred Carson, Mrs. Clara Knaus, Miss Emma Kriner, Mrs. Eliza Covert, all of Wellsboro and vicinity; Mrs. George Tomb, of Slate Run, and Perley, Leon and Ernest Kriner, of Delmar. The funeral was held yesterday; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.

 

KRINER Dale L. Kriner

Dale L. Kriner, age 69, of Lilac Lane, Wellsboro, Pa., died on April 5, 2012. He was the husband of Linda Abplanalp Kriner, whom he married on March 6, 1991. Dale was born December 29, 1942 in Wellsboro, Pa., the son of Leon I. Kriner and Marian Guy Kriner. He was retired from UGI, with 36 years of service. Dale was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt. Surviving is his wife, Linda, Wellsboro, Pa., three daughters, Tammy Foreman (Sidney), Bridgette Leske-Heed (Kai), Erika Kennedy (Sheldon); two grandchildren, Shyann Foreman and Jordayn Lenhardt-Bennett, all of Wellsboro, Pa., two sisters, Mary Gottschall, Morris, Pa., and Carol Phillips, Rochester, NY; Dale was preceded in death by both parents and a grandson Kyle Benjamin Lenhardt.  Friends and family are invited to Dale's Life Celebration on Monday, April 9, 2012 from 6-8PM, with the funeral service to follow at 8 PM. At Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", with Pastor Keith Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Dale's name to Laurel Home Health Hospice 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901  Wellsboro Gazette – April 7, 2012

 

KROLL - Connie L. VanGorden

53, of Covington, died on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. She was the wife of Andrew VanGorden whom she married Aug. 28, 1982. Connie was born Nov. 30, 1955, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Donna Locey Kroll and the late Merle Kroll. She worked for Tioga County Human Services for several years and was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church. Connie loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her husband, Andrew (Butch) VanGorden; mother, Donna Locey Kroll of Covington; sister, Cathy (John) Kirby of Wellsboro; daughters, Heather (Shawn) Wallace of Troy, N.Y., Andrea (Randal) Glick of Brownstown, Sommer (James) Gee of Long Island, N.Y., and Kristine (Mike) Nichols of Covington; sons, Mike (Gina) VanGorden of Blossburg, Rich VanGorden of Addison, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Connie requested there be no viewing. There will be a graveside service for family and friends on Monday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Wellsboro Cemetery, with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bakerburg Community Church, Mainesburg, 16932, or the American Cancer Society , Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA. 17701. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a ""Life Celebration Home,"" 139 Main St., Wellsboro.

KROLL Samuel Russell, Jr.
Age 71, of West Hill Road, Covington, PA died January 14, 2009 at his home. He was the husband of Frederica Cronk Kroll, whom he married April 6, 1974. Samuel was born October 12, 1937 in Whitneyville, PA, the son of the late Samuel R. and Hulda J. Bauman Kroll, Sr. He was formerly employed by Signor Brothers Inc. as a heavy equipment operator, and was a member of the Covington Sportsmen's Range and founder of the 300 Club. Surviving are his wife, Frederica; daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline L. (Scott) Ogden, Covington, PA; grandson, Nicholas, to arrive in March of 2009; loyal companion, Nipper. He was preceded in death by a brother and best friend, Merle Kroll; and sister, Evelyn Kroll. Friends and family are invited to Sam's Life Celebration on Sunday, January 18, 2009, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Monday, January 19, 2009, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dean Edwards officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/16/2009

KUHNS
Joel D. Age 75, of Pearl Street, Wellsboro, PA, died January 23, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was the husband of Rosalie Isenberg Kuhns, whom he married June 27, 1959. Joel was born October 13, 1931 in Centerville (Penns Creek), PA, the son of the late David and Pauline Napp Kuhns. He was a Pennsylvania State Trooper, Assistant Personnel Director for the Pennsylvania State Police and a Claims Adjuster for State Farm Insurance, retiring in 1993. Joel was a member of the Transport Investment Club, Tyoga Country Club, former member of the Lions Club, and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed hunting and traveling, and was an Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Rosalie; sons, Keven (Melissa) Kuhns, Columbus, OH, and Erich (Aisha) Kuhns, Baltimore, OH; daughters, Diane (Grant) Winstead, Ashburn, VA, and Linnea (Rob) Repard, Wellsboro, PA; seven grandchildren, Jordan and Jade Winstead, Broc and Taynton Repard, and Madisyn, Ethyn, and Holdyn Kuhns. Friends and family are invited to Joel's Life Celebration on Friday, January 26, 2007, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Shover officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be sent to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Avenue, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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