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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Whitneyville Cemetery, Charleston Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

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by Joyce M. Tice
Whitneyville Cemetery Listing 1969
Whitneyville Cemetery Listing 2005
Whitneyville Cemetery Burial Permits

 

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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 cannot be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.

ALLEN -MRS. FLORA A. BEUTER
 Mrs. Flora A. Beuter, 78, of Mansfield RD 1, died Friday, March 30, 1973 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Raymond Beuter. Mrs. Beuter was born March 16, 1895, in Middlebury Twp., a daughter of Moses and Ella Gleason Allen. Surviving are a son, Paul I. Beuter, of Mansfield RD 1; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Orr, of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Nina Hemker, of Mansfield RD 1; a brother, Carland Allen, of Wellsboro RD; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in Whitneyville Cemetery. The Rev. James W. Garthoff, pastor of Whitneyville United Methodist parish, officiated.

 

ALLEN Mary K.
Mary K. Evans, 78, of Wellsboro RR 3 died Wednesday, March 31, 1993, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after a lengthy illness. Born May 28, 1914, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of Ivan E. and Chloa M. Boyce Allen. She lived all her life in the Wellsboro area. She was a homemaker and a foster mother for 198 children. Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold Kenneth Evans, who died April 10, 1975; one brother, Richard E. Allen, in 1987; one sister, Gertrude Cunningham, in 1971; one grandson, James Fowler, in 1992. Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn Husted of Wellsboro, Lillian and John Kilbourne of Wellsboro, Marilyn and Vaughn Graham of Miami, FL, and Starlee and George Dempsey of Wellsboro; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harland and Beverly Evans of Millerton, Harold L. and Julia Evans of Horseheads, NY, and Donald and Kathleen Evans of Mansfield; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert I. and Doris Allen of Mansfield and Rose Allen of Wellsboro; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Friday, April 2. Services were held Saturday, April 3, with the Rev. Park Benner of the Calvary Tabernacle Assemblies of God Church, Nichols St., Wellsboro, officiating. Burial was made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Charleston Township, Lot 98 1/2 Grave #4. The family provided the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellsboro Ambulance Association, 21 Pearl St., Wellsboro, PA 16901

 

APGAR Seeley

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 14, 1923, Pg 4

Seeley Apgar, aged 46 years, of Wellsboro, died Saturday morning [3/10/1923] at the Blossburg Hospital, following an operation for appendicitis.  He was taken to the hospital on March 5.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon, Rev M. S. Blair officiating; interment at East Charleston.  Mr. Apgar was twice married, his first wife being Bertha Reese.  Their three children survive, Merrill, William and Mrs. Edna Gerow.  His second wife was Mrs. Mabel Warren March, who with an infant daughter also survives.  He is also survived by his father, Mark Apgar of Roundtop; two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Thomas Edwards of Wellsboro; Mrs. Edith Hall of Los Angeles, California and Montie Apgar of Ansonia.

 

ARMSTRONG - BEULAH A. ROSE
 Beulah A. Rose, 84, of RD#1, Mansfield, died Monday, Dec. 7, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. Born May 30, 1903, in Columbia, NC, she was the daughter of Fred and Norah Sawyer Armstrong. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Rose. She was a seamstress and attended the Church of Christ in Gum Neck, NC. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Edna and Emerson Rice of RD#1, Mansfield; six sisters, Mrs. Minnie Spencer, Mrs. Dezzie Rose, Mrs. Alma Spencer, Mrs. Alice Rose and Mrs. Aletha Norman, all of Columbia, NC and Mrs. Hettie Patrick of Elizabeth City, NC; brother, Shepard Armstrong of Columbia, NC; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today, (Wednesday, Dec. 9), at 1 pm at the Whitneyville United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Sandra Essinger-Hileman officiated. Burial was made in Whitneyville Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home.

ARMSTRONG Beulah A.
Beulah A. Rose, 84, of RD#1, Mansfield, died Monday, Dec 7, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. Born May 30, 1903, in Columbia, NC, she was the daughter of Fred and Norah Sawyer Armstrong. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Rose. She was a seamstress and attended the Church of Christ in Gum Neck, NC. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Edna and Emerson Rice of RD#1, Mansfield; six sisters, Mrs. Minnie Spencer, Mrs. Dezzie Rose, Mrs. Alma Spencer, Mrs. Alice Rose and Mrs. Aletha Norman, all of Columbia, NC and Mrs. Hettie Patrick of Elizabeth City, NC; brother, Shepard Armstrong of Columbia, NC; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday, Dec 9) at 1 pm at the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Sandra Essinger-Hileman officiated. Burial was made in Whitneyville Cemetery, Sect A, Lot 22, Grave #3. Arrangements were made by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home.

ASHLEY - Forest Joseph Ashley, [SRGP 07875] aged 82 years, died Sunday at his home at Whitneyville. He was born July 9, 1867, in Sullivan township, son of Addison and Harriet Bradford Ashley. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Alexander of Arlington, VA; one sister, Mrs. Robey of Texas; one half-brother, Howard Ashley of Texas and one grandchild. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home; Rev. Marion Finch officiating; burial in the Whitneyville cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 22, 1950

EDWARD A. AVERY
Edward A. Avery, 23, of Mansfield RR 1 died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, as the result of a motor vehicle accident.  Born Sept. 3, 1977, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Arnold N. and Alberta Scouten Avery. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, class of 1996, and was a construction worker for Penn-Hill Paving, Wellsboro.  He was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church, Whitneyville, and served in the U.S. Army from 1996-1999.  Surviving besides his parents are one sister and brother-in-law, Cora and Jesse Bolt of Cherry Flats; one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Dawn Avery of Wellsboro; girlfriend, April Brown of Wellsboro; one niece, Jessica Bolt; and  two nephews, Russel and Curtis Avery.   Calling hours were held Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home,Wellsboro.   Funeral services were held there Monday, Nov. 13, with the Rev. Bernie Wynn officiating.  Burial was made at Whitneyville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 262, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901; or the Whitneyville  Fair Association, in care of Ann Clark, RR 2, Box 255A, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

BAILEY Julius Marcus
Wellsboro Agitator - July 14, 1927
Julius Marcus Bailey Dies at Age of 92 Years, Last Sunday Afternoon..Julius Mracus Bailey, aged 92 years, one of the best known residents of Tioga County, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, Ransom W. Bailey, of Charleston street.  Mr. Bailey was born March 30, 1835, in Charleston township, one of 14 children of Clark and Vesta Judd Bailey.  At the age of 16 years, he moved to Mansfield and with his brother operated a saw and grist mill.  Later he was steward at the Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield  State Teacher's College.  After leaving Mansfield he came to Wellsboro and bought the farm implement business of the firm of Bailey and VanValkenburg. Subsequently he went to Whitneyville where for 22 years he successfully engaged in farming.  Three years ago he retired and since then he had made his home with his son, Ransom W. Bailey.  Besides his son, Ransom W. Bailey, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Peter Abrams, of Johnson City, and Mrs. H. F. Rockwell, of Wellsboro.  He also leaves nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. His wife, who was Eunice Benedict, of Charleston, died 20 years ago.  The funeral was held Tuesday at one o'clock at the home of R. W. Bailey and at 2 o'clock at the East Charleston M.E. church, of which Mr. Bailey had been a member for many years.  Rev. George W. Doane officiated; interment in the Whitneyville cemetery.

BALLNER Elizabeth
Elizabeth "Betty" Amalfitano, 67, of Wellsboro died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Sept 29, 1932, in New York, NY, she was the daughter of Peter and Anna Dukadam Ballner. She was the wife of Frank P. Amalfitano, whom she married Sept 5, 1965. She had been a resident of Wellsboro for 14 years. She was a graduate of the new York Academy in 1951 and was a nutritionist in the New England area. She was a member of the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist, Mansfield, and a member of the National Health Federation. Preceding her in death was one grandson. Surviving are her husband of 34 years, Frank P. Amalfitano; one daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Will Comley of Rexville, NY; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Patti Vandenbroek of Clinton, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, on Monday March 6, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Funeral services will be there Tuesday, March 7, at 11 am with the Rev. Michael Bernard officiating. Burial will be made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Whitneyville. (Sect "A" #2)

CHARLES F. BENEDICT
 Charles F. Benedict, 68, of Tioga RD 1, died Friday, March 23, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born in Charleston Twp. on September 1, 1904, a son of Willis and Mamie Benedict. A retired farmer, he also drove a school bus in the Tioga area. Surviving are two brothers, Floyd, of Wellsboro RD, and Elwyn, of Mansfield RD 3, and a sister Mrs. Belle Wetherbee, of Horseheads, NY. The funeral was held on Monday, at Kuhl's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, with burial in the Whitneyville Cemetery. The Rev. George Evans, pastor of Lambs Creek Bible Church, Mansfield RD 3, officiated.

 

BENEDICT John Truman Benedict

74, of Wellsboro and Shinglehouse, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro.  John was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Elmira, N.Y., a son of Byron and M. Eloise (Benson) Benedict.  He retired from Osram Sylvania and was a school bus and coach driver for Benedict's Bus Service. John enjoyed four wheeling and was a member of a camping club. He served in the National Guard.  John is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Cynthia Benedict of Whitneyville; a sister, Nancy Benedict of Shinglehouse; 2 nieces, Tammy (Kevin) Mengee of Wellsboro, Maria (Daniel) Frank of Wellsboro; a nephew, Tyler (Tammy Jo) Benedict of Wellsboro; 8 great nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory Inc.  637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Ed Bell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1883 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in Whitneyville Cemetery, Mansfield    Star Gazette – February 16, 2013

 

BENNETT - Mrs. Luella Bennett Fuller, 78, of Mansfield RD1, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1959. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Zelma Hamilton of Mansfield, Star Route; two grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry Badman of Wellsboro RD2, Arthur Bennett of Bernardino, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Viola Boyce of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Lottie French of Middlebury Center, Mrs. Nina West of Wellsboro RD2, Mrs. Laura Ross of Corning, Mrs. Luva Goodwin of Westfield. Funeral was Saturday at 2 p.m. at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. David Burrows officiated. Burial in Whitneyville Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, Aug. 1959

Harold BENTLEY, (SRGP 77852) age 60 of Austinville, Pa., Tuesday October 20, 1981. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial Whitneyville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Austinville Union Church or Troy Community Hospital. Survived by wife of 41 years, Helen Harris Bentley; sons and daughters-in-law Harold and Carolyn Bentley Jr. of Austinville, Pa., Robert and Doris Ann Bentley of Canton, Pa., mother Louise Bentley of Mansfield, Pa.; 1 brother Maurice Bentley of Redlands, CA.; 6 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was employed in the maintenance department of the Troy Community Hospital.

BEUTER  Agnes B.
Agnes B. Orr, 84, of Wellsboro died Thursday, Nov 11, 1999, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Dec 12, 1915, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of Raymond and Flora Allen Beuter. She was a graduate of Charleston High School, class of 1936. She was a cook for the Penn Wells Hotel from 1960 to 1981 when she retired, and she was also a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro. Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert J. Orr Sr., on Dec 14, 1987; two sisters, twin Gladys Beuter and Freda Beuter; and granddaughters, Cyndee Su Orr. Surviving are two sons, Robert J. Orr Jr. of Wellsboro and Raymond T. Orr of Cameron, NY; two daughters, Sharon L. Fletcher of Wellsboro and Marlene M. Ubaldini of Clarks Summit; one brother, Paul I. Beuter Sr. of Mansfield; special nephew she raised, Charles Krumrine of Bluffton, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, Nov 14, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there Monday, Nov 15, with the Rev. John McNassor officiating. Burial was made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Grave #1, Lot 4, Sect A.

BEYOR Richard L.
Age 42 of Bath, NY, Monday August 15, 1983. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Thursday at 11 am. The Rev. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 122, Sect 23. Survived by wife Marlene Cushing Beyor; 2 daughters, Miss Wanda Beyor of Bath, NY; Mrs. Micky (Marcella) Cagle, Tacoma, WA; 1 son, Carl at home; mother, Mrs. Marcella Beyor, Wellsboro, RD 2, PA; 1 sister, Mrs. Donald (Joyce) Strawser, Painted Post, NY; 1 brother, Marshal of Dallas, TX; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Grace Beyor, Syracuse, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was an Army veteran, was employed at the Upstate Transportation Co. in Bath, NY. Born Dec 14, 1940 in Blossburg, PA, he was the son of Hollis and Marcella Casselberry Beyor.

BOWEN THOMAS R.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA---Wesdnesday, December 27, 1911
Mr Thomas R. Bowen died at his home in Mansfield Dec. 15, as the result of a stroke of apoplexy. He was born in Charleston Twp, April 14, 1847 and lived there until a few years ago, when he bought a home in Mansfield. Mr Bowen was twice married. His first wife was Miss Martha Baity, of Sullivan Twp, who died in 1902. His second wife who survives him, was Mrs Lottie Brown of Mansfield. He leaves 3 daughters---Mrs Dwight Bailey of Richmond; Mrs William Jenkins of Covington; Mrs Edward Boyce of Galeton; 8 grandsons and 1 granddaughter; 3 brothers--William, David and John, all of Charleston; 3 sisters--Mrs Margaret Douglass of Covington; Mrs Mary Rose and Mrs Martha Kimball of Charleston. The funeral was held from the home Monday, Dec. 18 and burial in the Whitneyville Cemetery.

BOYCE Mary Etta Luke
Age 75, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, September 23, 2010 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Mary Etta was born October 17, 1934, a daughter of Leonard J. and Leona (Lintermoot) and Marie Boyce. She was the wife of Andrew R. Luke. Mary Etta retired from Ward Foundry in Blossburg in 1997 after 42 years of service. She was baptized into the Church of Christ, loved gardening, her cats, her husband and family. Mary Etta is survived by her husband, Andrew; a sister, Pauline M. Harding of Covington, PA; a special uncle, James Weiskopff, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, June Stevens. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 27, 2010 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be in the Whitneyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary Etta's memory to the American Cancer Society , 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 24, 2010

BRYANT Roy E.
Roy E. Bryant, 94, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, June 25, 1996, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 25, 1902, in Richmond Township, he was the son of David and Mary Benedict Bryant. He was a retired meat cutter for Shopping Bag, Erie. Preceding him in death was his wife, Edith Campbell Bryant, in 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Joyce A. Bingham of Bridgeton, MO; three granddaughters, two great-granddaughters, two great-grandsons, two nephews, one niece, a special friend, Edith Blair of Wellsboro. Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 27, from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, June 27, from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. The Rev. Dr. Robert Greer will officiate. Burial will be made in the Whitneyville Cemetery, Charleston Township, Sec A, Lot 11B, Grave #1.

CARD - The funeral of Mrs. Ella Card Ashley [SRGP 84823], aged 71 years, who died at her home near Whitneyville Thursday morning, was held at the Whitneyville Methodist church, burial in the Whitneyville cemetery. Rev. Roland L. Osgood officiated. Mrs. Ashley was born in Charleston, August 25, 1870, daughter of the late Henry J. and Eliza J. Belknap Card. She was married June 25, 1896, to [Forest] Joseph Ashley, of Charleston. The couple lived in that vicinity all their lives. Mrs. Ashley had been a member of Whitneyville Methodist church for 63 years, and of Whitneyville Grange, having held offices in both organizations. Mrs. Ashley died at the home of Mrs. Mildred Southward at Sabinsville. Surviving are her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy A. Alexander of Arlington, VA. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 7, 1942

CATHERMAN Milfred J.G. Jr.
Milfred J.G. Catherman Jr., 39, of Wellsboro RR 6 died Tuesday, May 11, 1993, at home. Born March 11, 1954, in Lewisburg, he was the son of Milfred J.G. Sr. and Margaret Casner Catherman. He was a farmer in the Tioga County area. He was married to Lurrane Badman Catherman and had lived in Tioga County for the past four years. Preceding him in death was one sister, Patricia. Surviving besides his wife of 21 years are three sons, Milfred Catherman III of Wellsboro, Andy Catherman and Jeffery Catherman, both at home; three brothers, Rodger Catherman of Selinsgrove, Ricky Catherman of Tioga and Wayne Catherman of Middleburg; two sisters, Connie Catherman of Mifflinburg and Charollette Catherman of Middlebury; one grandson. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, on Thursday, May 13, from 10 am to 11 am. Services will be held there Thursday, May 13, at 11 am with the Rev. Thomas McElrath of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Ansonia, officiating. Burial will be made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Charleston Township. (Sect 23, Lot 87 1/2)

 

CLEMENS Dennis "Denny" L. Clemens

age 70, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at his home. Born on July 2, 1943 in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Lawrence and Grace (Sumner) Clemens. Prior to his retirement, Denny was employed as a truck driver with Taynton Trucking Company and B & D Transfer. He served with the National Guard for six years. Dennis was a member of the Wellsboro Veterans Club and enjoyed motorcycle riding and Karaoke.  Denny is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Belinda Rowden of Stillwater, OK, Lana and Stu Mays of Covington, PA, Christina and Christopher Gehman of Wellsboro, PA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Kathleen Clemens, Jr. of Whitehall, PA, Christopher and Paula Clemens of Wellsboro, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Sandy Clemens of Wellsboro, PA, Rockne and Gerry Clemens of Wellsboro, PA; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Denny was predeceased by a brother, Larry Clemens.  Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours at 3:00 PM at the funeral chapel with Rev. Laverne E. Holliday officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Denny's memory to the Wellsboro Veterans Club, 465 Kelsey Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in East Charleston Cemetery, Whitneyville, PA.   Wellsboro Gazette – November 7, 2013

 

CLEMENS Lawrence A.
Lawrence A. Clemens, 71, of RD 2, Wellsboro, died Friday, Oct 4, 1985, at his home. Born Oct 12, 1913, at Charleston Township, he was a son of Samuel and Ida VanWert Clemens. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Surviving are his wife, the former Grace Sumner; four sons, Larry, of Lawrenceville, Rockne and Dennis, both of RD 2, Wellsboro and Clifford, of RD 7, Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Marion Gulliver, of RD 2, Wellsboro; two brothers, Homer, of RD 2, Wellsboro, and Lloyd, of Elmira, NY, and 11 grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 18, Sect A, New Section. The Rev. Ronald Grimley, associate pastor of First Baptist Church, officiated.

 

CLEMENS Marion D. Gulliver

91, of Wellsboro, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro.   She was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Wellsboro, the daughter of Samuel and Ida VanWert Clemens.  Marion is survived by a son, Johnny Gulliver of Mansfield; a daughter, Arlene Clements of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Orison in 2002; her son, Arthur, in 2008, and three brothers, Homer, Lloyd and Lawrence Clemens.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield on Thursday, May 16, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in East Charleston Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – May 19, 2013

 

CLEMENS Troy Michael
A 33-year-old Wellsboro man died early Saturday morning in a one-car crash on state Route 4039 about six miles northeast of Wellsboro. Troy M. Clemens, 33, was driving south when he failed to negotiate a lefthand bend in the road, which is also known as Upper Hills Creek Road. According to Pennsylvania State Police at Mansfield, Clemens was driving a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird and traveled across the west berm of the two-lane road, then struck a tree and a shed. Police said Clemens was not wearing a seat belt. Tioga County Coroner James L. Wilson pronounced Clemens dead at the scene around 2:40 am. The Wellsboro Fire Department assisted at the scene. Mr. Clemens was born August 17, 1967 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Larry L. and Joyce Dickinson Clemens. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and attended Valeey CM&A Church. He worked for ACP Manufacturing in Lawrenceville. He was an avid motorcycle rider and body-builder. He is survived by his daughter, Shiloh G. Clemens; sister, Teresa (Michael) Bonk of Wellsboro; a niece, Deandra Bonk; and nephew, Dylan Bonk. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 pm Monday, April 23rd, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Clemens' funeral will be at 11 am Tuesday at Tussey-Mosher with the Rev. Charles McElrath officiating. Interment will be held at the Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 90, Grave 3, Sect 23. Memorial contributions may be directed to a Trust Fund, set up for his daughter, in care of: Teresa Bonk, RR #2, Box 355, Wellsboro, PA 16901. (Lot 90, Grave 3 Sec 23)

 

COLLINS Anna Rose

Mrs. Anna Collins Rose, aged 35 years, wife of Jay Rose, of Charleston, died Sept. 9 at the Hillside Hospital, Montclair, N.J., following an operation for appendicitis.  The remains were brought to Charleston Wednesday and the funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. at the East Charleston M.E. church, Rev. F.P. Simmons and Rev. Mr. Porter officiating; burial in the East Charleston cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 17 September 1919.

 

COOLE - ROBINSON, Irene E.
78, of Wellsboro, PA, diedMarch 13, 2009 at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro. She was born January 8, 1931 in Galeton, PA, the daughter of Arthur and Illa Frazier Coole. Irene was employed for many years as a dental assistant to Dr. Franklin Coole. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Penny Robinson of Mansfield, PA; two sisters, Belva Cabeen of Magnolia, TX, Barbara Ayers of Darien, NY; four brothers, Arvid Coole of Perkinston, MS, Roger Coole of Groves, TX, Carl Coole of Donie, TX, Larry Coole of Oswayo, PA; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, in 2001. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Monday from 7-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Keith Diehl officiating. Burial in Whitneyville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Irene's memory may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA; or the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/14/2009

COUCHENOUR - Kim Elizabeth Couchenour, 3, of Wellsboro died Saturday, June 20, 1959. Survived by parents, Mr. & Mrs. Marland Couchenour of Wellsboro; twin sister, Pamela, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. O.M. Goff of Wellsboro RD3; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. James Reynolds Sr. of Mansfield RD3. Funeral was Monday at Wellsboro, the Rev. Joseph Robinson officiated. Burial was in the Whitneyville Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, June 1959

CURRY - Dorothy Mary Curry Dewey - I watched as Dottie Dewey slipped into eternity on Jan. 23, 2008. She was 76. We had been “joined at the hip” for over 55 years. Throughout those years, Dottie had overcome a multitude of challenges, ranging from being a sibling of two brothers in a nomadic family, to becoming the wife and mother of two children of a career Air Force sergeant, to suffering through the agony of three cancers and an autologous stem cell transplant and the attendant chemo and radiation therapy. We graduated from high school together in a class of 23 students and accepting unaccompanied Air Force assignments, we have been inseparable ever since. Dottie has always faced her challenges with grace, strength and dignity. She was adaptable in any environment and was comfortable in the company of people of all persuasions; whether they be of modest means or well-to-do. She was a talented artist and an advocate of decency and good will. She was a devoted member of the First United Church of Christ and its chancel choir since 1973. Her strong will, compassion and effervescence will long be remembered by those who knew her and loved her. She is survived by husband, Merle Roger Dewey; son, John of Florida; daughter, Teresa of Virginia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marion and Eileen Dewey of Wellsboro and Gordon and Francis Dewey of Syracuse, NY. A musical memorial service to celebrate Dottie’s life was held on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3 p.m. at First United Church of Christ, 1017 Todds Lane, Hampton by Rev. Larry Diehl and Judge Randolph T. West to deliver the eulogy. Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made to First United Church of Christ. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. A memorial service for Dottie will be held at the Whitneyville United Methodist Church with Rev. Robin Baer officiating on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Whitneyville Cemetery. - Mansfield Gazette, 30 January 2008

DAPP Clara Dulcie
CHEVALIER, Clara Dulcie  Age 66, of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, October 31, 1998 at her home. Clara was born on November 5, 1931 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Mathias and Gertrude H. (Morris) Dapp. She enjoyed participating at the Mansfield Senior Center. Clara is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Jean Chevalier of Tioga, PA; Lawrence "Larry" and Sandy Chevalier of Barton, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Theresa M. and Randall Mason of Wellsboro, PA; two granddaughters, Kelly and Brittany Mason; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Minerva and Richard Longwell of Elmira, NY, Shirley Miller of Rochester, NY, Caroline Peters of NY, Lorraine and Franklin "Sonny" Welch of Westfield, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Trustes "Ted" and Dorothy Dapp of Rochester, NY, Charles and Kathy Attorelli of Denver, Colorado. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 4, 1998 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing on Wednesday at 4:00 pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Clive Ollies, officiating. Interment will be held at a later date and will be private.

DAWSON Louise
Louise Morgan, 80, of Wellsboro RR 1, died Sunday, Oct 31, 1993, in the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born June 4, 1913, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of Fred and Alice Henry Dawson. A resident of Tioga County all of her life, she was a homemaker. Preceding her in death were her husband, Elwyn Morgan, on Feb 22, 1981, and a son, Larry Morgan, on Nov 18, 1988. Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Ellis Button of Knoxville, Cheryl and Richard Baldwin of Middlebury Center, Deborah and Robert Orr of Antrim and Marsha and Merle Shaw of Lakeland, FL; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph E. and Jean Morgan, Lloyd F. and Sue Morgan, all of Wellsboro, and Roger E. and Priscilla Morgan of Lawrenceville; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Friends called at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Monday, Nov 1. Services were held there Tuesday, Nov 2, with the Rev. Greg Baldwin, pastor of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Whitneyville. (Lot 1, Sec "A", Grave 1)

DEAN Earl W.
Wellsboro -- Earl W. Dean was kind of like the comeback kid --- that is he always had a snappy comeback or funny quip to pass on, family members and friends said. Mr. Dean, 69, of RD3, Wellsboro, died Friday, Aug 12, 1994, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Family members said Mr. Dean died of complications from a previous heart condition. Evidence of Dean's years of wit came with a card from a couple who own the local pharmacy: "There are so many memories we have of Earl and almost all of them involve laughter and him telling a joke. He's a great guy and we'll miss him," they wrote. "He was always telling a joke and saying something funny," said his granddaughter, Kelly Kreitner of Wellsboro. "Whatever he said, no matter what he said, it always came out funny." Mr. Dean was born April 2, 1925, in Tioga, PA, to Harry and Elsie Bates Bean. He quit school in the ninth grade to begin working, and family members said he rarely stopped up until his death. Mr. Dean met his wife Phyllis when they were just teen-agers and he would pull up in an old Model T Ford to buy gas at his future father-in-law's store. "He would always get 10 cents worth of gas," Mrs. Dean said. "I hated to see him come because I would have to go out and pump it." However, Mr. Dean ended up convincing her to marry him and the couple --he was 18, she was 17 ---settled in Charleston, just outside Wellsboro. He and his wife, the former Phyllis White, observed their 51st wedding anniversary June 26. Mr. Dean first worked for Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, and in 1968 he and his wife opened the former Sub Shop on Crafton Street in Wellsboro. They ran the shop for 15 years before selling it to their daughter. He owned the former Tioga Roofing and Siding Co. here. He was a lifelong resident of Tioga County. He was an avid Braves fan. Besides playing all types of card games and watching baseball, Phyllis said her husband also enjoyed traveling. The couple made several automobile trips to California. "He wasn't one to sit still," she said. Preceding him in death were infant son Thomas and infant daughter, Sandra; twin brother, Merle L. Dean; brothers, Elijah Dean and John Dean; and one sister, Judy Buchanan. Besides his wife, other survivors include daughters Joanna Goodwin and Cathy Horning, both of Wellsboro; son, Bob Dean of Wellsboro; sister, Minnie Norton of Shunk, PA; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 pm Monday at Tussey-Mosher's, 139 Main St., with the Rev. Peter A. Devantier, officiating. Burial will be in Whitneyville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Sunday.

DETWILER Edith M.
Edith M. Garthoff, 79, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the Green Home. Born Sept 2, 1919, she was the daughter of Arthur and Alberta Miller Detwiler. She was a former nurses aide at the Green Home, and she was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Wellsboro. Preceding her in death were her husband, Rev. James W. Garthoff, on May 11, 1988; and one son, David Garthoff in 1996. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Wrene and Jim Adams of Wichita, KS, and Karen and Don Wilson of Wellsboro; one daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Garthoff of Johnstown; one brother and sister-in-law, William and Julie Detwiler of Fresno, CA; one sister, Kathleen Stewart of Martinsburg; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. There will be visitation. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9, at 11 am at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Fred E. Hickok officiating. Burial will be made at Whitneyville Cemetery. Sect A, Lot 20, Grave #2. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, Queen and Main streets, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Arrangements are being handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

DEWEY - TATMAN, Phoebe Dewey
Age 84 of Pinacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA, Sunday, April 1, 1979 in Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro Monday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 2 pm, Rev. Gregory D. Moore, her Pastor officiating. Burial Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 90 1/2, Sec 22 1/2. Survived by husband, Willard O. Tatman of Rock Island, Illinois; one brother, Merle H. Dewey of Bradford, NY; several nieces and nephews. Family will provide the flowers. Friends may contribute to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. She was a retired government clerk working in the Immigration Services in Washington, DC for over 20 years; member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church; member of the Mary Wells Chapter No. 452 O.E.S. for over 50 years. The Eastern Star will conduct services Monday at 8 pm at the funeral home

DEWEY Raymond D.
Raymond D. Dewey, age 84, of Richmond, Va died July 31, 2003. He was born and grew up in Mansfield, PA. He is survived by his wife, Fern R. Dewey; two sons, Raymond Dewey Jr and his wife Pat of Powhatan and Jeffrey A. Dewey and his wife Pat of Mechanicsville; two grandchildren, Mark S. Dewey and his wife Jill of Midlothian and Allison J. Dewey of Mechanicsville. Also surviving a sister, Beatrice L. Wanck and her husband Walt of Naples, Fla. Ray spent five and a half years in the US Air Force in WWII. He retired from Reynolds Metal as a research scientist in 1983. He authored several books on spectroscopy which were used as science class textbooks. He also held several patents for new designs of equipment. Ray was very active in his neighborhood and always ready to help others. He was a member of Bon Air United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at the Huguenot Chapel of Wood Funeral Homes, 1020 Huguenot Rd., Monday, August 4, 2003 at 4 pm with interment in Wellsboro, PA at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bon Air United Methodist Church.

DICKINSON - CLEMENS Joyce L. (Dickinson)
Age 71, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, July 8, 2010. She was born on June 6, 1939 in Middlebury Center, PA, a daughter of the late Hugh and Mary (Husted) Dickinson. Joyce was formerly employed by the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA in the housekeeping department and loved spending time with her family. Mrs. Clemens is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Teresa and Michael Bonk of Wellsboro, PA; three brothers: Ronald Dickinson, Leonard and Betty Dickinson, Richard DeStasio; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary and Craig Williams, Priscilla and Jim Schoonover; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son: Troy M. Clemens in 2001. Friends may call on Sunday, July 11, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be in the Whitneyville Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 10, 2010

DUNCAN Robert Jay
Robert Jay Duncan, 79, of Mansfield RR1, died Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 29, 1924 in Darlington, he was the son of Roy A. and Nora Jackson Duncan. He was the husband of Lucy B. Steen Duncan whom he married Nov 28, 1953 in Darlington. He was a graduate of Carnegie Tech, Pittsburgh, and owned and operated his own dairy farm in Cherry Flats. He was also a superintendent of the steel making division of Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran during World War II. Surviving besides his wife, are daughter, Linda Duncan of Lebanon; sons, Robert James Duncan of Seattle, Wash., Kirk (Laura) Duncan of Maplewood, NJ, William Duncan of Mansfield, Paul Duncan of Alexandria, Va., Bruce (Jackie) Duncan of Falls Church, Va.; granddaughter, Julia Duncan of Maplewood, NJ. Friends and relatives were invited to Robert's Life Celebration on Tuesday, May 6 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," Wellsboro. Services followed with pastor Dale Dunmore officiating. Burial was made in Whitneyville Cemetery, Sect A, Lot 31, Grave #1. Memorials may be sent to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church.

DUTKIEWICZ John S.
John S. Dutkiewicz, 71, of Wellsboro RR 2 died Sunday, June 19, 1994, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Sept 12, 1922, in Bensalem, he was the son of Simon and Helen Dutkiewicz. He had lived in the Wellsboro area for the last six years. He was a heavy equipment operator and had retired from International Union of Operating Engineers. He was of the Catholic faith and an avid sportsman. Surviving are his family and friends. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St, Wellsboro, on Thursday, June 23, from 10 am to 11 am. Services will be held Thursday, June 23, at 11 am at the St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Michael J. Sullivan officiating. Burial will be made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Charleston Township. (Lot 63 1/2 S.W, Sec Grave #1)

EATON Hazel Mae
82, of Gaines, on Monday, July 28, 1986. Funeral Service Thursday at 2 pm at Brown Funeral Home. Born 1921. (Newspaper, July 30, 1986)

EATON Mary J
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., August 14, 1907, Pg 1
Mrs. David Wilcox, aged nearly 71, of Charleston, was thrown from a buggy about 5 o'clock last Tuesday afternoon [8/6/1907] and was almost instantly killed.  Mrs. Wilcox, with her daughter, Mrs. David J. Jones of Charleston and her sister, Mrs. Emily Gerow of Elmira, were on their way home and stopped at the watering trough near the J. Rose farm to water their horse, Mrs. Jones getting out to uncheck the animal.  The water supply at this trough comes through a pipe which discharges the stream with more force than usual at times and the sudden spurting of the water frightened the horse, which threw up its head.  Mrs. Jones seized the horse by the bridle, but the animal jerked loose leaving the bridle in Mrs. Jones hand and dashed off down the road.  At the crossroads or corners near the John Bowen farm, the horse turned sharply to the right, ran up a steep bank and overturned the buggy, throwing out Mrs. Wilcox and her sister, who struck on a pile of stones,  Mrs. Wilcox struck on her head, which crushed her skull and Mrs. Gerow sustained three broken ribs, besides numerous bruises.  Mrs. Wilcox, whose maiden name was Mary J. Eaton, was born in Worcester, Mass, on September 18, 1836, and was married to Mr. Wilcox on October 14, 1854, who survives her with her daughter, Mrs. Grace Jones of Charleston and two sons, Mr. Joseph A. Wilcox of Charleston, and Mr. Sidney D. Wilcox of Jamestown, NY.  One sister, Mrs. Gerow of Elmira; one half-sister, Mrs. Clare Mastin, of Ulysses, Potter County and two half brothers, Messrs Frank B. Eaton of East Charleston and Lincoln Eaton of Millerton, also survive her.  Her brother, Mr. Thomas Eaton, was killed near New York several years ago.  Mr. Wilcox, husband of the deceased, has been an invalid for many years, being afflicted with senile gangrene brought on from hardship and exposure while serving in the Civil War.  The deceased was a woman of beautiful Christian character and was beloved by all who knew her.  She was a great bible student and was noted for her deeds of kindness and charity to those in distress.  Her friends were countless and her death is widely mourned.  A correspondent in speaking of Mrs. Wilcox says: "Mrs. Wilcox was a loving wife and mother, and was beloved by all who knew her.  A sincere Christian, she has gone to see Christ in the place he prepared for her, where every house is a palace, every step is a triumph, every day is a joy, every hour a rapture and every moment an ecstacy.  She has been within the (.?.) of the Christian church and very near to the warm and loving heart of Jesus." Funeral services were held on Friday at 10am, Rev. E. A. Anderson of East Charleston, assisted by Rev. W. J. Lewis of Keeneyville, officiating; burial in the East Charleston cemetery, the services being very largely attended.  The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

GARTHOFF David J.
David J. Garthoff, 55, of Johnstown, formerly of Wellsboro, died Monday, Dec 23, 1996, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center, Johnstown. Born Oct 10, 1941, in Altoona, he was the son of the Rev. James W. Garthoff and Edith M. Detwiler Garthoff. He had been a movie projectionist for several theaters in New York State. He was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Jacqueline Winnie Garthoff; his mother, Edith; two sisters, Karen A. Wilson of Wellsboro and Wrene K. Adams of Hummelstown; several nieces and nephews. There were no calling hours. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec 27, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial was made in Whitneyville Cemetery, Charleston Township, Sect "A", Lot 20, Grave #3.

GARTHOFF Rev. James W.
The Rev. James W. Garthoff, 74, of 67 East Ave., Wellsboro, died Wednesday, May 11, 1988, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Jan 3, 1914, in Juniata-Altoona, he was the son of Jacob E. and Bessie Wren Garthoff. He retired and a United Methodist minister in 1979. He was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches in Harrisburg and the United Methodist Conference Ministers' Choir. A graduate of Altoona High School and Juniata College in 1938, he attended the Gettysbury Lutheran Theological Seminary for one year and the Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster, MD for two years. Churches he served as pastor of were at Tipton; Burnt Cabins; Ray's Hill; Newton Hamilton; Dudley; Gordon; Altoona, Lakemont; Stewartstown, McConnellsburg; Flemington; Williamsport, High Street; Whitneyville, Whitneyville Parish; Altoona, East End; Bigler; and Roseville. Surviving are his wife, Edith Detwiler Garthoff; two daughter, Mrs. Wrene Adams of El Paso, TX and Mrs. Karen Wilson of Wellsboro; son, David of Wellsboro; two brothers, Emory of Bedford and Guy of Vintondale; and two grandchildren. There will be visitation. A funeral service will be held Satuday, May 14, at 3 pm in the Wellsboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Englehardt and Dr. Edwin Zeiders Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 20, Sect A. The family will provide flowers. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Preacher's Aid Society, in care of Mr. Harley R. Worthington, 714 Elmira Street, Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Main Street, Wellsboro. In Service of Worship, Praising God for the Life of Rev. James W. Garthoff, 1914-1988, Wellsboro United Methodist Church, May 14, 1988, Prelude, Greeting, Invovation, *Hymn #1-- "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing", Responsive Reading #563 "The Lord Is My Light" (Ps. 27), Scripture Readings- Psalm 23, John 14: 1-7, 15-17, 27 and Romans 8:28, 31, 35, 37-39, Meditations, Prayer, The Lord's Prayer (in unison), *Hymn #92 "Amazing Grace", Committal, Benediction, Postlude, Officiating Ministers: Rev. Steve Engelhardt and Rev. Dr. G. Edwin Zeiders, Organist--Mrs. Dorothy G. Reamer . James Wren was a retired member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church. His pastorates included: Tipton, April 1938-Aug 1938; Burnt Cabins, Aug 1938-1942; Ray's Hill, 1942-1944; Newton Hamilton, 1944-1946; Dudley, 1946-1948; Gordon, 1948-1950; Altoona, Lakemont, Jan 1951; 1952; Stewartstown, 1952-1954; McConnellsburg, Oct 19564-1957; Flemington, 1957-1962; Williamsport, High Street, 1962-1964; Whitneyville Parish, 1964-1974; Altoona, East End, 1974-1977; Bigler, 1977-1980; Roseville, 1980-1983. A meal will be served in fellowship hall immediately following the service for the family and any friends who wish to join them.

REV. JAMES W. GARTHOFF
The Rev. James W. Garthoff, 74, of 67 East Ave., Wellsboro, died Wednesday, May 11 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Jan. 3, 1914 in Juniata-Altoona, he was the son of Jacob E. and Bessie Wren Garthoff. He retired as a United Methodist minister in 1979. He was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference of United Methodist Churches in Harrisburg and the United Methodist Conference Ministers’ Choir. A graduate of Altoona High School and Juniata college in 1938, he attended the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary for one year and the Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster, MD for two years. Churches he served as pastor of were at Tipton; Burnt Cabins; Ray’ Hill; Newton Hamilton; Dudley; Gordon; Altoona; Lakemont; Stewartstown; McConnellsburg; Flemington; Williamsport, High Street; Whitneyville, Whitneyville Parish; Altoona, East End; Bigler; and Roseville.  Surviving are his wife, Edith Detwiler Garthoff; two daughters, Mrs. Irene Adams of El Paso TX and Mrs. Karen Wilson of Wellsboro; son David of Wellsboro; two brothers Emory of Bedford and Guy of Vintondale; and two grandchildren. There will be no visitation. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 14 at 3 p.m. in the Wellsboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Stephen Englehardt and Dr. Edwin Zeiders, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Whitneyville Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Preacher’s Aid Society, in care of Mr. Harley R. Worthington, 714 Elmira Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Arrangements are by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Main Street, Wellsboro.

GEROW John Ramson
Age 71, of RD 2, Wellsboro, PA, Sunday, Dec 24, 1978 in Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Tuesday, 7 to 8 pm. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, Rev. Thomas J. Hannigan officiating. Burial Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 113 1/2, Sect 17. Family will provide the flowers. Friends may contribute to the charity of their choice. Survived by uncle, Roy A. Patrick, Elmira, NY and several cousins. Mr. Gerow was born May 8, 1907 in Charleston Township, the son of John and Rilla Patrick Gerow. He is a retired U.S. Government Engineer with 32 years of service; communicant of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro; Army veteran of World War II; 20-year member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Marys, PA, member of the Elks Lodge 1263 Mc Kees Rocks, PA; member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Olean, NY; the Loyal Order of Moose 1147 and the American Legion, both of Wellsboro. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

GILE Thomas E.
Thomas E. Gile, 47 of RD 1, Box 476, Mansfield, died Friday, June 28, 1991, at Sterling Regional Medical Center, Sterling, Colo. Born October 28, 1943 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Lyman Oscar and Elizabeth Rankin Gile. He was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church, a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1147, Wellsboro and the National Rifle Association. He was an Army veteran and a member of the National Guard. He was employed by Roadway Express Trucklines as a truck driver. He was engaged to be married to Sharon Grosjean, of Wellsboro. Surviving are his mother, Elizabeth Gile of Wellsboro; a daughter, Theresa Keck of Mansfield; three sons, Lyman Gile, and Wade Gile of Mansfield and Russell Gile of Hornell, NY; two brothers, Oscar Gile of Cando, NY, and Lynn Gile of Portland, OR; a sister, Reitha Starkweather, Wellsboro; nieces, nephews and three grandchildren. Friends called at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro on Monday, July 1 from 7 to 9 pm. Services were held Tuesday, July 2, at 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Laverne Holliday officiating. Burial was made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Charleston Township. (Lot 15, Block Grave #1, Section A)

GULLIVER Orison
Orson Gulliver, 83, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Oct 21, 1918 in Endicott, NY, he was the son of George E. and Dora L. Tubbs Gulliver. He was a mechanic for Asbury Trucking, located in Detroit, MI. He retired in 1980. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion and served in the US Army Infantry in World War II with the 104th Timberwolf. He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Gulliver and one sister, Helen Cobb. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion Gulliver of Wellsboro; two sons, Johnny (Carol) Gulliver of Mansfield and Arthur Gulliver of Lansing, MI; one daugther Arlene (Randy) Starkweather of Middlebury Center; one brother Glenn Gulliver of Detroit, MI; seven grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. Calling hours were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, on Wednesday, July 10. Services were held immediately following the calling hours. Burial was made in the East Charleston Cemetery, Whitneyville, Lot 1, Sect A, Lot 30A.

HAMILTON Loren J.
Mansfield -- Loren J. Hamilton, 94, formerly of Mansfield and Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Feb 19, 1997, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was a resident of the Care Home in Mainesburg. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Zelma Rose Hamilton. He was a farmer and greenskeeper for the Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield RR, for 15 years. Hamilton was a member of Middlebury Baptist Church and attended Lambs Creek Bible Church. He enjoyed hunting. Born June 15, 1902, in Asaph, he was a son of Frank E. and Mary Jane Gillespie Hamilton. Surviving are a son, Frank E. of Pikesville, NC; a daughter, Betty Crippen of Mansfield; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 pm Monday at Scureman's, 130 S. Main St., with the Rev. James Ellis of Lambs Creek Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in Whitneyville Cemetery, Sect 24, Lot 120, Grave #3. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Sunday and noon to 1 pm Monday.

HARRIS- HELEN F. BENTLEY (SRGP 80615)
 Helen F. Bentley, 70, of Troy RR 1, PA, died Friday, July 15, 1994, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born December 9, 1923 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Verne and Lola Ingerick Harris. She was a member of the Austinville Union Church.  She was formerly employed by the Martha Lloyd School in Troy; the Ben Franklin Store; and Dr. L.W. Brown. She is survived by a son, Harold T. Bentley Jr. and friend, Shirley Ferguson of RR 1, Troy, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Doris Ann Bentley of Canton; grandchildren, Darren L. Bentley, Jeffrey R. Bentley, Kip L. Bentley, Sonia S. Bentley Slocum, Brett L. Bentley and Robin A. Bentley; nine great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Irwin Coons of Covington, PA, Marion and Albert Higley of Wellsboro, PA and Eloise Krystoff of Antrim, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Olon and Agnes Harris of Mainesburg, PA and Bill Harris of Lawrenceville, PA along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold T. Bentley, in 1981; son, Ralph LaVerne Bentley; and brother, Robert Harris. Memorial services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on July 19 with the Rev. Kenneth Marple and the Rev. David Morris officiating.  Remembrances were offered by the Rev. Jan Southcotte.  Burial was to be in Whitneyville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 413 S. Main St., Athens, PA 18810. (TGR, Thursday, July 21, 1994)

HARRIS Helen F.
Helen F. Bentley, 70, of Troy RR 1, died Friday, July 15, 1994. She was a member of the Austinville Union Church. She was formerly employed at the Martha Lloyd School, Ben Franklin Store and for Dr. Brown. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, flowers, baking and her yearly camping trip. She liked to sing and yodel to her grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold Bentley, in 1981; one son, Ralph LaVerne Bentley; and one brother, Robert Harris. Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Harold T. Bentley Jr. and friend Shirley Ferguson of Troy, and Robert and Doris Ann Bentley of Canton; grandchildren, Darren Bentley, Jeffrey Bentley, Kip Bentley, Sonia Bentley Slocum, Brett Bentley and Robin Bentley; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Irwin Coons of Covington, Marion and Albert Higley of Wellsboro and Eloise Krystoff of Antrim; two brothers and sister-in-law, Olon and Agnes Harris of Mainesburg and Bill Harris of Lawrenceville; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Vickery Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 19. A memorial service was held there Tuesday, July 19, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple and the Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial was made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 92, Sect 20 1/2. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 413 South Main St., Athens, PA 18810. Cremated-buried by family over Harolds grave supervised by Emerson Louis Rick on July 18, 1994. She was born December 9, 1923.

HARTNETT Madeline R.
82, of 924 W. Gray St., Elmira, Chemung County, NY, Tuesday, July 29, 1986. She was a retired employee of Deister and Butler Jewlers. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at St. John the Baptist Church. Arrangements by Barrett Funeral Home. (Newspaper, July 30, 1986)

HEMKER Bessie H.
Bessie H. Smith, 81, of Mansfield RR 1, died Sunday, Nov 23, 1997, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 29, 1916, in South Fork, she was the daughter of William F. and Elizabeth Spence Hemker. She was a graduate of the Charleston High School. She was a housewife and she and her husband operated the family farm in Charleston Township for many years. She was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church and played the organ there for many years. Preceding her in death was her husband, Gordon R. Smith, on Oct 9, 1983. Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Larry D. and Yvonne Smith of Mansfield and Ronald F. Smith of Mansfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Wess Martindale of Orlando, FL; one sister, Ethel Cleveland of Wellsboro; one brother-in-law, Emmett Jones of Punta Gorda, FL; one sister-in-law, Nina Hemker of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Nov 25, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Services were held there Tuesday, Nov 25, with the Rev. Robert Strozyk officiating. Burial was made at Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 110 1/2, Sec 18, Grave #4.

HILBORN MINA
Mrs. Mina Priset Holley, age 86, of Park Hill Manor, Wellsboro died Sunday, December 24, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Survived by husband, Thomas H. Holley; daughters, Mrs. Donna Whitney of Tioga, Mrs. Grace Janeski of Wellsboro, Mrs. Esther Starkweather of Montour Falls, NY, Mrs. Genevieve Kelley of Colorado; sons, Francis Priset of Erwin, NY, George Priset of Morris, Richard Ingerick of Wellsboro, Jack Priset of Wellsboro; stepchildren, Janice Holley and Raymond Holley, both of Wellsboro; brothers, Carl Borden and Rupert Borden, both of Crooked Creek; sister, Miss Natalie Hilborn of Jersey Shore; 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 27th at the Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. William Snyder officiating. Burial was in Whitneyville cemetery.

HULSLANDER - MRS. MARY B. BENEDICT (SRGP 04103)
Mansfield, May 15.--Mrs. Mary B. Benedict, 90, died at home of her son, Willis Benedict, on South Main Street Saturday at 4:30 p. m.,  following an illness of about two months.  Mrs. Benedict was born in Sullivan township, Jan. 22, 1840, the daughter of Peter and Amanda Hulslander.  April 15, 1858, she was united in marriage to Daniel P. Benedict, who died 13 years ago.  One son, Willis was born to them, who survives her.  She has always made her home in this section, having lived in Troy, South Creek, Richmond and Charleston.  She was a member of the Baptist Church at Charleston, in which she was an active worker until ill health prevented.   Besides her son, she is survived by four grandchildren, Mrs. Harold Weatherbee, Floyd Benedict, Edwin Benedict and Francis Benedict, all of Mansfield, and five great-grandchildren, Ira and Alene Weatherby(1), Bryon, Doris and Truman Benedict.  Two sisters, Mrs. Emma Colegrove of Mansfield and Mrs. George Robbins of Mainesburg and one brother, Winfield Hulslander of Troy.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the home, the Rev. D. J. Griffiths, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment in the cemetery at Whitneyville.
(1) Spelled two ways by the newspaper.
(Transcriber note:  from Elmira Star-Gazette, no date)

HUNTER Eloise F.
Mrs. Eloise F. Starkweather, 60, wife of Frank D. Starkweather, of Wellsboro RD 2, died at 12:04 am Friday, June 27, 1986 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, following an illness. She was born Nov 24, 1925, at Galeton, a daughter of Ivan L. Sr. and Nina Sumner Hunter. Mrs. Starkweather retired from the former Wellsboro division of Corning Glass Works. Surviving, besides her husband and father, of Wellsboro RD 2, are a daughter, Mrs. Joan Tokarz, of Mansfield RD 1; two sons, Duane W. and Frank S., also of Wellsboro, RD 2; nine sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Gardner, of Mansfield, RD 1, Mrs. Donna Hunter, of Bath, NY, Mrs. Beverly Hammer, of Lancaster, NY, Mrs. Shirley Carey, of Morris Run, Mrs. Iva White, of Wellsboro, Mrs. Barbara Smith, of Wyoming, Mrs. Joyce Peterson, of Maine, Mrs. Janice Richards, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Diana Shoun, of Wilmington, Del.; two brothers, Alton Hunter, of Alden, NY, and Ivan Hunter Jr. of Mansfield, 10 grandchildren and a great-grandson. The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Whitneyville Cemetery, Lot 18B, Sect A. The Rev. Michael Erickson, pastor of Free Methodist Church, officiated.
 

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