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In the lower picture the school is pictured in 1928 with the old Brick School that had been the high school and the gym addition.. The  picture at left shows the old school in the right background with the new gym addition in front. The old school was eventually torn down. In its place now stands the larger part of the present High School. The gym addition remains as the auditorium. .

Mansfield High School Graduates

LISTINGS FROM THE 1938 MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK , "MANSCRIPT" Prior to 1913, not a pupil had graduated from a four year high school course in Mansfield. The course was narrow and only the few who wanted to go on to college stayed for the new high school course. The enrollment was sixty four for four years of high school in 1914. In 1913 a class of three graduated in a three year course and in 1914, a class of seven in a four year course. Not all of the following addresses were verified. A question mark has been added in cases of extreme doubt. In a few instances, no information was available.

This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information.

We now have a local history museum in Mansfield representing the area in and naer Manfield.
Visit the History Center on Main Street at 83 North Main Street. We also have a locaton at 61 North Main Street.
Regular hours are noon to 3 T, W Th or by appointment.
Planning a Reunion? Be sure to include a visit to the History Center to see our Blue and Gold Room, Displays of yearbooks and ALL the graduates of this school. We like to have Welcome Home Receptions for our returning Mansfieldians.

If you have obituaries for classmates, parents siblings, that we have not includedon the class pages, please send them to us.

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ACKLEY Rexford 1929 421 Wayne St., Johnstown, Pa.     83315 1913-2007 [California]
BARDEN Lila 1929 111 McColly St., Ligonier, Pa.   Carl Bell
BARDWELL Ruth 1929 Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Howard L. Shaylor 11547 1910-1982 Columbia Valley
BARNES Mildred 1929 463 Riverside Ave., Elmira, NY 
BEMENT Sara E. 1929 R D., Lawrenceville, Pa.   Victor Fish
BENSON Esther 1929 Rutland, Pa. Teacher   13472 1909-1994 Watson Cemetery
BESANCENEY Theodore 1929 Camptown, Pa. Teacher Erdene Inscho 65833 MSTC 1933 1912-2008 Oakwood Cemetery
BOLT Evelyn 1929 600 Lake St., Elmira, NY [Registered Nurse]  Fred Kingsley 33067 1911-1992 Peter & Paul, Elmira
BRACE Kenneth L[eroy] 1929 Canton, Pa.   [Dorothy Patterson]  20545 1911-1982
BRACE Frances M. 1929 Liberty, Pa. Teacher [Ernie Vosburg]  02125 1911-2004 Oakwood Cemetery
COLE Mary 1929 Westtown, NY   Wellington Wheeler 39460 1911-1997 Tioga Couonty Memorial Gardens
COLONY Robert 1929 R D 5, Montrose, Pa.     14762 1904-1984 Montrose
COPP Francis 1929 519 Stevenson St., Sayre, Pa. Teacher [Esther Potter] 65760 1911-1948 Watson Cemetery
COREY Lillian 1929 Canton, Pa.   Philip Isaacs 78672 1909-1991 Park Cemetery, Canton
COVENEY Dorothy 1929 60 Gramercy Park North, Apt.2 N1, NYC American Airlines  
CRIPPEN Alton 1929 Rutland, Pa. Teacher [Lois E. Palmer]  08025 1913-1961
DIETSCHE Margaret 1929 8 Elizabeth St., Utica, NY Better Business Bureau  
FOULDS Natalie 1929 202-1/2 Arch St., Meadville, Pa.   Cortland Chilton
GEIGER Marion L. 1929 Veterans' Hospital, Bath, NY Nurse   79266 1911-1967 Prospect Cemetery
HARVEY Homer 1929 Tioga, Pa.   [Mildred Casselberry]  45798 1910-1983 Evergreen Cemetery
HAWLEY Louise 1929 Mansfield, Pa.     86011 1911-1996 Prospect
HENDRICKS William J. 1929 Mansfield, Pa. Bakery [Jennie Cox, Hilda Barden]  03602 1908-1980 State Road Cemetery
HITCHCOCK Pearl Glenna 1929 Mansfield, Pa.   Ingute Wells 05312 1911-1949 Prospect Cemetery
HULSLANDER Harold 1929 Mainesburg, Pa.   Ruth VanHorn  08105
JERALD Mary Boyd 1929 Dalmatia, Northumberland Co., Pa. Home Ec. Teacher  
JESSUP Basil 1929 Equimunk, Pa.    
JUPENLAZ Gertrude 1929 Mansfield, Pa.     22773 1912-2000 Prospect Cemetery
JUSTIN James 1929 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.   Margaret Smith 05370 1911-1972 Prospect Cemetery
KRIVSKY Frank 1929 Altoona, Pa. Music Supervisor  
MAHONSKE Caroline 1929 R D 2, Covington, Pa.   Leroy Whittaker
MARSH Jack 1929 Mansfield, Pa.   [Ruth Hughes]  65459 1911-1982 Prospect Cemetery
McCLURE Louise 1929 Snedekerville, Pa.   Gerald Kennedy 26526 1912-1973 Watson Cemetery
NARES Charles 1929 Mansfield, Pa.     86140 1911-1989 Prospect Cemstery
OLDROYD Dorothy 1929 R D., Pine City, NY   Edward Casper 14747 1911-2002
PALUSO Josephine 1929 305 E. Front St., Plainfield, NJ   Edgar Baker
PHELPS Esther C. 1929 Liberty, NY   Clarence Brown
PRECIT Cora 1929 255 Lyons St., Elmira, NY   James Beckwith 54499
SCHANBACHER Genevieve 1929 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher Stone  83522
SHAW Lester 1929 Mansfield, Pa.     12911 1911-1981 State Road Cemetery
TANNER Helen 1929 Blossburg, Pa.   Franklin Smith 36122
TICKNER Helen 1929 Troy, Pa.   William Bradford 39406 1912-1952 Jobs Corners
WEAVER Doris 1929 Liberty, Pa.   Henry Mase
WELLS Ingute 1929 Mansfield, Pa.   [Pearl Hitchcock, Irene Traub}  02641 1911-1986 Prospect Cemetery
WHEELER Evelyn 1929 Mansfield, Pa.     65772
WHITTAKER Grace 1929 R D 2, Covington, Pa.   Sidney Connelly 36115 1910-1963 Gray Cemetery
WILLIAMS Kathryn 1929 Mansfield, Pa. Office Work in Elmira, NY  
WILSON George 1929 Portage, Pa. Music Supervisor  
YORK Alice 1929 Sayre, Pa.   John Purkiss 06703
Rexford Ackley
Lila Barden
Ruth Bardwell
Mildred Barnes
Death Notices
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ACKLEY -- Rexford M. Ackley, 93, of Paradise, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in Paradise. Arrangements are under the direction of Paradise Chapel of the Pines, 877-4991.

BARDEN, Lila M. [SRGP 87532] – Lila M. Barden Bell, 82, of 169 East Elmira St., Mansfield, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1992, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY, after a lengthy illness. Born May 7, 1910, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of William Milton and Cecelia Laugerbaum Barden. She was a loving devoted mother, She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield and a charter member of the 55 Plus Club. She graduated from Mansfield High School in 1929, and attended the Richmond School of Commerce in Richmond, VA. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 1/2 years, Carl C. Bell, in 1981. She met him on a blind date and later married him on Sept. 28, 1931. Preceding her in death besides her husband were her son, Richard [Dick] Bell in 1972; a grandson, Danny Bell in 1983; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Barden and Mary Barden. Surviving are a son, Denny Bell of Mansfield, with whom she lives; two sisters and brother-in-law, Marie and Bill Wehrle of Durham, NC, and Teresa Barden of Wellsboro; one brother and sister-in-law, John M. and Marion Barden of Seminole, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Foreman Bell of Hobbs, N.M.; one granddaughter, Debbie Bell of Doylestown. Arrangements were by Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, 11 November 1992, p.36

Sara Bement Esther Benson
Theodore Besanceny
Evelyn Bolt
Watson Cemetery, Roseville
BENSON - Esther H. Benson, 85, formerly of Roseville, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 1994, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 16, 1909, in Roseville, she was the daughter of Anthony and Helen Newbry Benson. She was a former teacher in Roseville area schools. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Mabel Smith, in 1973 and Hazel Benson, in 1992; and one brother, Luther Benson, in 1975. Surviving are two nieces, Donna Doughty of Mansfield and Venita Parker of Liberty. Private services will be held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial will be made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 16, 1994
BESANCENEY - Theodore “Ted” Besanceney, age 96, [SRGP 65833] Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Ted was born February 27, 1912 in Blossburg, PA, son of Charles Wesley and Myrtie (Hart) Besanceney. He was the husband of the late Erdene (Inscho) Besanceney. In his youth, he assisted on the family farm and worked in the Rattler Mine in Morris. He played football, basketball and baseball at Mansfield High School and went on to play varsity football, baseball, basketball and wrestled at Mansfield State Teacher’s College, where he graduated in 1933 with a BS in Math and Science. He also received his Masters in Education from Bucknell University and completed graduate courses at Duke University. Ted was a dedicated educator and coach for 40 years. From 1933-1935 he taught in a one room schoolhouse at State Road and from 1935-1938 he taught math and coached at Camptown. From 1938-1945 he was the principal in Genesee, PA, where he also started the volunteer fire department. Beginning in 1945, he was assistant principal, teacher and coach at Mansfield High School and from 1955-1973 served as principal at Mansfield High School. Ted also coached basketball for a year at Mansfield State College.
 He had been an active member of the Mansfield Lion’s Club and the Tioga County Conservation District where he also served as Chairman. He acted as a Richmond Township Supervisor and was President of the State Board of Township Supervisors. He also served in the National Guard. Ted is survived by a son, James Besanceney of Princeton, NJ; a daughter, Judith “Judie” Besanceney of Osceola, PA; six grandchildren, Heather Weiner, Holly Baudler, Eric Pletter, Jennifer Tham, Melissa Weglein, and Dani Pletter; 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erdene; and four brothers, Lee, Walter, Ellery and Elvin. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 27, 2008 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., and on Friday, March 28, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Theodore Besanceney, to the Mansfield Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First Citizens National Bank, 15 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Corning Leader, 26 Mar 2008

St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira
BOLT - Evelyn B. Kingsley, 81, of the Villa Serene Apartments, Elmira Heights, NY, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1992, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born July 30, 1911, she was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilkins Bolt. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was retired from the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. Preceding her in death was her husband, Fred J. Kingsley, in 1972. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Bernadette Kingsley of Horseheads, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Marsh of Elmira Heights; special niece, Lettie Brace of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Paula Harrison, Eileen Dean, Rebecca Liotino, Robert Marsh Jr., Brenda Kelley and Belinda Marsh; seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the First Baptist Church of Elmira at 2 p.m. The Rev. Claudine Crooks will officiate. Burial well be made at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Elmira, 121 West Church St., Elmira, NY 14901 or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation Inc., 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 7, 1992

Frances Brace
Kenneth [Leroy] Brace
Mary Cole
Robert Colony
BRACE - VOSBURG Listed on 04/30/04  Frances B. (SRGP 2125) Age 93, of Berthoud, CO, and formerly of Mansfield, PA, died onWednesday, April 28, 2004, at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, CO. Frances was born on March 20, 1911 in Richmond Twp., a daughter of Harry and Lucy (Tanner) Brace. She was the wife of the late Ernest K. Vosburg. Frances was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School (Mansfield University). [Should say Mansfield State Teachers College for a date after 1927]
She taught  at the Liberty and Northern Tioga Schools and also tutored students. Frances and Ernie owned and operated the former Mansfield Restaurant for 21 years. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield and had been the church organist, served as the church vestry. Frances lived with Karen and Tom for the past 13 years, first in Newtown, CT, where she was active in the Trinity Episcopal Church, and then in Berthoud, CO. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ. Frances also provided transportation for Sherwood Manor residents. Her hobbies included knitting, crossword puzzles, crocheting and reading. Frances is  survived by a daughter, Karen V. and Thomas F. Bennett of Berthoud, CO; three grandsons, Tom Bennett, Noel (Beth) Bennett, Roger (Julie) Bennett, all in Colorado; four great-grandchildren, Karley Bennett and Chase Bennett in CO, Briana and Shawna Bennett in CT; a special niece who she raised like a daughter, Phyllis (John R.) Estep of Mansfield, PA; a great-nephew, Terry (Nikki) Estep of Centennial, CO; a brother, Sterling Brace of Wellsboro, PA; a sister, Eloise Foster of Elmira; and many nieces and nephews. Ten brothers and sisters, Edith Smith, Ella Mae Smith, Glenn Brace, DeEtte Cole, Boyd Brace, Harold Brace, Winifred Tears, Gordon Brace, Ruth Wetmore and Marjorie Brace  preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 30th,2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, PA, with the Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 North Main  Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.

Age 85, formerly of Cherry Flats, PA, died June 7, 1997 at Sonogee Estates, Bar Harbor, Maine, where she was a resident.  She was the wife of the late Wellington R. Wheeler, who diedi n 1985.  She was born on November 24, 1911 in Mansfield, a daughter of Thomas and Jesse (Cleveland) Cole.  She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Marilyn Wheeler of Brooklyn, NY and Bar Harbor, Maine, Thomas and Eunice Wheeler of Santa Way Point, New South Wales, Australia, Raymond and JoAnne Wheeler of Troy, Alabama; one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothea and Robert McFarland of East Quogue, NY; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Harry Cole of Mansfield, Alston Cole of Calif, Cassius Cole of Maryland; two sisters, Harriet Colegrove of Mansfield, PA, Luella Townsend of Palmeto, FL; several nieces and nephews.  A private memorial service will be held at Tioga Co. Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp, Wellsboro, PA.  Scureman Funeral Home, Inc. 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is handling the arrangements.

Francis Copp
:Lillian Corey
Dorothy Coveney Alton Crippen
Francis L. COPP, 37, of Sayre, Sunday, June 20, 1948, at the home of parents Mr. and Mrs. Louis Copp of Roseville. The body is at the Kolb Funeral Home, Sayre, and today will be removed to the family home, where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Paul D. Wells. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. Masonic service and full military burial rites by American Legion at the grave. Survived by parents; wife, Mary; son James Edward; brother Lester of Roseville; grandmother, Mrs. Rosetta Stout of Roseville.

COPP -  Francis Copp, Sayre Teacher, Dies Suddenly
 Francis Copp, 37, of 515 Stevenson St., Sayre, popular member of the Sayre High School faculty and faculty athletic adviser, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Copp, in Roseville.  He was active in civic affairs, a member of the Sayre Presbyterian Church; Athen F&AM, Knights Templar of Towanda; American Legion Post of Sayre; Howard Elmer Hose Company and Sayre-Athens Lions club, and district commissioner of Boy Scouts.  He was a science teacher in the Sayre High School for 13 1/2 years and also served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.  He was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School, Mansfield State Teachers College and Pennsylvania State College.  Surviving are his parents:  wife, Mrs. Mary Copp; son, James Edward; brother Lester, of Roseville, and grandmother, Mrs. Rosetta Stout, Roseville.  Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at the home of his parents, the Rev. Paul D. Wells officiating.  Burial in the Roseville Cemetery.  Masonic service and full military burial rites by the American Legion at the grave.

COREY - Mrs. Lillian J. Issacs [SRGP 78672]
CANTON - Mrs. Lillian J. Issacs, of Canton RD 2, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1991, in Troy Community Hospital. He husband, Philip L. Issacs, died May 9, 1976. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton, where she had been a Sunday school teacher. She was a member and secretary of the Minnequa Grange 754 and Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge 362. She was an active Bradford County 4-H leader for 17 years. Born at State Road, Tioga County, she was a daughter of Frank and Effie Hall Corey. Surviving are four daughters, Joyce Boyden, of Covelo, Calif., Phylis Austin, of Canton, Nathalee Darde, of Line Lexington, and Arlene Rolison, of Columbia Cross Roads; five sons, Paul, of Owego, N.Y., Dale of Canton RD 1, Earl, of Campbell, N.Y., Donald, of Durham, N.C., and Gary, of Canton RD 2; a sister, Nellie Root, of Campbell, N.Y.; two brothers, Arthur Corey, of South Hadley, Mass., and Boyd Corey, of Alexandria, Va., 31 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street. The Rev. David B. Morris, her pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 7 to 9 p.m.

Margaret Dietsche Natalie Foulds Marion Geiger
Homer Harvey
GEIGER, Marian L. [SRGP 79266]
 Miss Marian L. Geiger, age 55, of 2 E. William St., Bath, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 1967, at the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital, Bath.  Funeral services were held for relatives and friends at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Harry Sagar officiated.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Survived by mother, Mrs. Marie Geiger of Bath; sister-in-law, Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) Geiger of Mansfield; nephews, Franklin Geiger of Mansfield, John Geiger of Corning; one great-niece and one great-nephew.  She was born Nov. 11, 1911 at Neverville, N.Y.  Her parents are Marie Love and John Geiger.  Miss Geiger was a former member of the Mansfield Methodist Church.  She was a Registered Nurse at the Bath Veterans Hospital for over 20 years.

HARVEY - Homer Harvey, 72, of Cowanesque St., Tioga, died Sunday, May 22, 1983, at his home following a prolonged illness. Born Nov. 28, 1910, in Van Etten, NY, he was a son of Harry and Alice Dunbar Harvey. He was a member of United Trinity Presbyterian Church at Tioga. A 1929 graduate of Mansfield High School, he was employed as a mechanic at Reynold’s Garage in Tioga for 50 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Casselberry; two daughter, Mrs. Loren [Shirley] Dunham of Kutztown, and Mrs. Patrick [Bonnie] Sullivan of RD2, Mansfield; a son, Kenneth of Tioga; seven grandchildren, and a great-grandson. The funeral was held Wednesday, today, at 11 a.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Tioga. The Rev. Wallace Wilson, his pastor, officiated. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Harvey’s name to the building fund of the United Trinity Presbyterian Church. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 25, 1983

Louise Hawley
Pearl Hitchcock
Harold Hulslander Mary Boyd Jerald
HAWLEY, K. Louise - K. Louise Hubbard, 84, of Sherwood St., Mansfield, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, at home. Born April 18, 1911, in Delmar Township, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara Wheatherbee Hawley. She was a graduate of the Mansfield State Teacher's College, and attended Covington United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Lawrence and a sister, Mary Christenson of Middleport,m NY. Private funeral services will be held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Archie Cruikshank will officiate. Burial will be made in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. A public memorial service will be announced in the future. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 6, 1996

HENDRICKS ---- WILLIAM J. HENDRICKS, 71, of Middlebury Center, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, May 7, 1980, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born December 25, 1908, in Mainesburg, a son of Edson and Katy Mae Tuttle Hendricks. He was a member of the Covington Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Hilda Barden; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Geiger, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Floyd Miller of Sharon, and two brothers, Howard of Shillington, and Robert, in Long Island. The funeral was held Saturday in the church in Covington. Burial was in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. The Rev. John Truax, his pastor, officiated. ---- Wellsboro Gazette, 14 May 1980, p.12 [Photo on 1927 Yearbook page]

HITCHCOCK - Mrs. Pearl Glenna Wells, aged 37 years, of Mansfield, died April 26 [1949]. Surviving are her husband, I. J. Wells; two children, John and Lenda; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Hitchcock, of Mansfield; two brothers, Russell Hitchcock, of Johnson City; Wendell, of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. Arlene H. Decker of Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday; burial in Prospect cemetery, Rev. David Griffiths officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, 4 May 1949

Gertrude Jupenlaz
James Justin
Caroline Mahonske Jack Marsh
JUPENLAZ Gertrude T. (SRGP 22773) Retired Librarian Age 88 of Williamsport, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, December 23, 2000 at Williamsport Hospital. She was born April 6, 1912 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Frederick & Matilda Bauer Jupenlaz. Gertrude was a retired Librarian at the former Mansfield State College. She was the author of  "The Cooks Corner" in the Mansfield Advertiser. She is survived by a nephew,  John McClelland of Ames, IA; a niece, Ann Swanson of Washington, DC & a cousin, Elise Jupenlaz of Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18N. Main St. Mansfield, PA.

JUSTIN, James Thompson [SRGP 05370] - James T. Justin, 61 years, of Mansfield a veteran of World War II died Sunday, September 10, 1972, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Funeral service was held Wednesday at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples at 1:30. Survived by wife, Margaret Smith Justin; daughter, Mrs. John [Coralee] Owlett, Mansfield RD 1; 3 grandchildren, Kristi, Amy M. and Brent Owlett, all of Mansfield RD 1; an aunt, Margaret McAndrew of Mansfield. Memorial contributions to the North Central Heart Association will be appreciated. He was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music fraternity, a member of Friendship Lodge 247 F&AM of Mansfield, North Elk Run Grange, Rural Letter Carriers Assn., American Legion, Covington Sportsmen's Club and a life member of the National Rifle Assn. - Mansfield Advertiser, 14 September 1972, p.16


Marsh, Jack H.
Jack H. Marsh, 70, of 184 North Academy St. Mansfield, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1982, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Born in Stroudsburg on Dec. 6, 1911, he was the son of Norman and Edna Puterbaugh Marsh. He graduated from Mansfield State College with a BS degree and graduated from Columbia University, NYC, with a MA degree. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Marsh was a member of the Mansfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He also was a member of Friendship Lodge 247, F&AM, Mansfield. He retired as the golf professional at the Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield, in 1977. Surviving besides his mother of Mansfield is his wife, the former Ruth Hughes. A private funeral was held today, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Linda Leibhart, pastor of St. James Episcopal Church officiated.

Louise McClure
Dorothy Oldroyd
Josephine Paluso Esther Phelps
McCLURE, Edith Louise - Kennedy, Mrs. Louise (SRGP 26526)
Age 60, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa, RD3, died Friday, November 23, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Funeral and committal service was held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa, on Monday. The Rev. Theodore Gould officiated. Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be  made to the American Cancer Society. Survived by husband, Gerald L. Kennedy; daughters, Mrs. Wayne ( Doris) Straw of Lansing, NY, Mrs. Robert (Lorene) Beals of Smethport, Pa; one son, Ronald Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. RD3; one brother Lee McClure of Mansfield, Pa.RD1; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

NARES - Charles H. Nares, [SRGP 86140]  77, of Troy died Saturday, July 1, 1989. He was a 1929 graduate of Mansfield High School where he played basketball, football and baseball. He also enjoyed bowling and pitching horseshoes. In the milk business for over 50 years, he was a milk inspector for Dairyman’s League, Troy Dairy Farm and Eastern Milk Producers. Surviving are his wife, Helen Cease Nares; daughters, Mrs. James (Sylvia) Carery of Amoka, Minn. And Mrs. David (Bonnie) Morgan of Montrose; sons, Richard Nares of Moravia, NY, Jack Nares of Mansfield and Donald Nares of Rochester, NY; stepdaughter, Mrs. Walter (Rae Ann) Kakrotz of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Sarah Nares of Wellsboro and Mrs. Patrick (Connie) Cunningham of Springfield, Va.; brother, Kenneth Nares of Bath, NY; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Arrangements were handled by Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Memorial contributions may be madein his name to Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, Pa. 16947 - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 July 1989

 Dorothy Kasper, age 90, Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Friday, April 19, 2002 at home. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Henry and Mildred Baker Oldroyd.  She was born in Roseville, PA on September 24, 1911. Dorothy was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church.  She was a past member of Rebekahs and a former member of the DAR. She is survived by sons, Leroy (Linda) Kasper of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Laurence (Diane) Kasper of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Mary (Sandy) Higgins of Blossburg, PA, Peggy (Dan) Benedict of Allentown, PA, Bryan (Laurie) Kasper of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Bradley (Kathleen) Kasper of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Laurie Young of Pine City, NY, Kathy (Andy) Mrcus of Jim Thorpe, PA, Marty Kasper of Roseville, PA; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; brother, Rex (Isabelle) Oldroyd of Roseville, PA; brother-in-law, Barnard Kasper of Venice, FL and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward C. Kasper in 1990 and brother, Judson Oldroyd in 1924. Memorial donations may be directed to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 1655, Mansfield, PA 16933 or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.

Cora Precit Genevieve Schanbacher Lester Shaw
also in 1930 Yearbook
Helen Tanner
     Lester Carl Shaw, 69, of 375 N. Main Street, Mansfield died July 28, 1981 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born November 18, 1911 in Richmond Township, he was the son of the late John H. Shaw and Mrs. Leda O. Shaw of the Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church; Friendship Lodge F & AM, Mansfield; World War II Army veteran serving in Guadal-canal and the Pacific Theatre of Operations and a retired mail carrier with 43 years of service.  Mr. Shaw was a 1929 graduate of Mansfield High School, an avid sportsman who raised championship beagles and a member of the Prospect Cemetery Board.  Surviving are in addition to his mother, two sisters, Miss Martha E. Shaw of Philadelphia and Mrs. Esther Ferrer of Mansfield; three brothers, John H. of Milton, L.B. of East Syracuse, N.Y. and Edson of RD 3, Mansfield.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Thursday, July 30, 1981 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held there on Friday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. with The Reverend Benjamin Nevin officiating.  Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  Masonic services will be held at the funeral home Thursday evening at 8:45 p.m. by Friendship Lodge, Mansfield.
Of note from Burial Permit, cause of death, Acute massive myocardial infarction.
Helen Tickner
Doris Weaver Ingute Wells
Evelyn Wheeler
TICKNER, Helen [SRGP 39406] – PA Deaths, 1906-1964
Helen Tickner Bradford – b. 30 July 1912 Jackson Township, Tioga ; d. 29 March 1952, Troy community Hospital, Troy, PA; Cause – Cerebral Hemorrhage with Hypertension; Cert. #21657 Bradford County
Parents – Harry Tickner & Edna Garrison
TICKNER, Helen [SRGP 39406] – Mrs. Helen Tickner Bradford, 39, of Gillett, died unexpectedly Sat. Mary 29, 1952. A daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Tickner,  she was born near Mansfield, where she spent her early life and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School. She was a member of the Coryland Baptist Church and Jobs Corners Grange. Surviving are her husband, William R. Bradford, son, David, and daughter, Linda, at home; father, Harry B.l Tickner, of Mansfield; brothers, Esten Tickner, of Endicott, NY, Louis, of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Bernita Kent, of Horseheads, Mrs. Mary Sterling, of Pine City, and Mrs. Erma McCormick, of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial was in Jobs Corners Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 April 1952, p.2, col.5
Age 75, of 121 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Wednesday, December 24, 1986 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. At his request there will be no visitation hours. Funeral services will be held, Friday, at 11 am., at the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Pa. The Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. Funeral arrangements by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. The family will furnish the flowers, those wishing may make donations to the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, pa. Survived by his wife, Irene; daughters, Mrs. Lenda (David) Case of Mansfield, Pa. and Mrs. Lucinda (Steve) Zientek of Mechanicsburg, Pa. sons, John Wells of Forksville, Pa., Terry Mudge, and David Mudge both of Mansfield, Pa. James Mudge of East Amherst, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; brother Frances Wells of Wellsboro, Pa. He was a partner in the Wells & Goodall garage, Mansfield, Pa. for over 50 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist church, Mansfield, Pa. and the Prospect Cemetery Association. A charter member and past president of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club, and had been a charter member of the Mansfield Lions Club. He was a former member of both the local and state School Boards. He was born, May 30, 1911, in Richmond Township, Tioga County PA. to Samuel and Lena McConnell Wells. 
[1948 Mansfield High School Yearbook photo]
Grace Whittaker
Kathryn Williams George Wilson Alice York

WHITTAKER, Grace L. [SRGP 36115] - Mrs. Grace L. Connelly, 53, of Covington, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1963. She was a member of the Covington Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Sydney Connelly; sons, Joseph of Corning, Norman of Covington and George, with the U.S. Navy at San Francisco; sisters, Mrs. Lillian Sessler, Mrs. Anna Fast and Mrs. Doris Stuart, all of Horseheads, Mrs. John Strong and Mrs. Mildred Bailey, both of Mansfield; brothers, Claude Whittaker of Horseheads and Earl Cook of Englewood, Calif. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. - Mansfield Advertiser, 7 August 1963, p.4

1929 Mansfield High School Yearbook

Alumni News

A group of jolly High School girls caught my attention a few days ago.  Laughing and merry they were, but then, joviality is a true characteristic of High School students.  When I saw this group so thoroughly enjoying themselves, it brought back to mind the “wonderful” days we spent at M. R. H. S.

I remember the fun we participated in, the work we did, and the dreams we dreamed and it is these dreams that we dreamed, or rather lived, that I am most interested in.

The aims of the High School pupil are exceedingly high.  It is well that this is so.  But what are aims if there is not the proper expenditure of time, energy and material.  As John Oxenham has put is:

“To every man there openeth a high way and a low, and every man decideth the way his soul shall go.”

To many of the Alumni life tasks have opened.  Others are still spending days in higher schools of learning, but wherever the Alumni members are, I am sure they join with me in saying to the class of ’29, “May your most cherished dreams be realized.”

Ellsworth Edgerton is teller in the First National Bank at Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California.

DeEtta Brace has completed her training at the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, Pa., and is doing special work at that same hospital.

Sarah Bates is Supervisor of Music in the High School at Liberty, N. Y.

Naomi Jaquish is Supervisor of Home Economics in Lancaster, Pa.

Wells Gould is teaching in Erie, Pa.

Dorothy Simmons is taking a course in Laboratory work at the Post Graduate Hospital, New York City.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith are teaching at Beaver Falls, Pa.

There are no finer people than the people in your own home town, hence each town should put forth every effort to keep its young people within its own borders.  The following are members of the Alumni who hold positions, or are engaged in or around Mansfield:  Leigh Davis, Sheffield Cook, Howard Davis, Theodore Borden, Bryan Husted, Warren Davies, Gussie Jupenlaz, Helen Jupenlaz, Warren Miller, Elizabeth Bates, Frederick Burnham, George McClure, Ruth Hendricks, Donald Baldwin, Maryon Farrer.

Reed Benson is principal of the Wyalusing High School.

Kathryn Dorsett is teaching in New Albany, Pa.

The following Alumni are attending the Mansfield State Teachers College:  Allene Allis, Agnes Chamberlain, Lillian Cummings, Hilda Cleveland, Doris Benson, Helen Beach, Lelia Brace, Anna Doughton, Margaret Doughton, Carol Eighmey, Amy French, Harriet French, Verna Fuller, Genevieve Hager, Mary Howe, Louise Jerald, Helen Jones, Matilda Jupenlaz, Frances Lent, Tena Marvin, Leah Merrick, Agnes McCausland, Lorena Mudge, Phyllis Owen, Louise Palmer, Stella Precit, Dorothy Rose, Renabelle Smith, Mary Treat, Dorothy Van Dusen, Regina Van Dusen, Dorothy Webster, Beatrice Wood, Merle Woodard, Ellsworth Allis, Leo Allis, Ray Austin, Harry Beach, Fred Bennett, Harold Brace, Kenneth Brace, Merrill Broderick, William Blanchard, Maurice Cruttenden, Willard Ehlers, Alfred Gould, Carlton Harkness, Clifford Jenkins, Harold Baynes, DeLancy Hotalen, Theodore Hager, Laurence Hubbard, Fred Jupenlaz, Francis Kelly, Paul Miller, Herman Obourn, George Palmer, Gordon Powers, Edward Dorsett, Denzel Rose, Daryl Shaw, Harland Sherman, Lloyd Straughn, Ward Wheeler, Ernest Vosburg, Richard Wilson, Mary French, Eloise Powers.

Maurice Starkey is Supervisor of Music in Cohoes, N. Y.

Jay Baldwin is in Boston working for Maine & Co., of Pittsburgh.

Celia Cleveland has a position in Ulster, Pa., teaching Music and English.

Florence Cleveland is Music Supervisor in Halifax, Pa.

Lewis Dorsett is principal of the Charleston High School.

Ruth Decker is an instructor in the Lucy Webb Hayes School in Washington, D. C.

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