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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..

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SURNAME FIRST NAME YEAR ADDRESS in 1938 OCCUPATION SPOUSE NAME
AYERS Esther 1931 1822 Juniper St., Norristown, Pa.   Mahlon Merk 1913-1999 SSDI
BAILEY Chester 1931 1509 Highland Ave., Louisville, Ky Manual Arts Teacher [Mary Godbey]  29838 MSTC 1935 1912-Living
BARDEN Donald 1931 Mansfield, Pa.    [Hilda Day]  83446 -1972
BARDEN Lewis 1931 R D , Mansfield, Pa     80631 1913-1983 SSDI
BELKNAP Connie 1931 Philadelphia, Pa. Attends Sch.of Soc.Service  
BENEDICT Byron 1931 Mansfield, Pa. Johnson's Garage Eloise Benson 12823 1914-2000 Prospect Cemetery
BRACE Eloise 1931 3508 8th Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa.   [Bernard Foster]  02126 1913-2005  Wysox Cemetery 
BOYDEN Elvin 1931 R D 5, Wellsboro, Pa.     1913-1995 SSDI
CHAMBERLAIN Howard 1931 R D, Mansfield, Pa.     23115 1912-1945 Oakwood Cemetery
CHAMBERLAIN Ruby 1931       65953
CLEVELAND Velma 1931 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.     16283 1913-1982 Prospect Cemetery
CORNWELL Christine 1931 Bx 396 Graduate Club,160 Retreat Av.Hartford,Ct     32847 1914-1993 Prospect Cemetery
COREY Robert
Sherman
1931 Mansfield, Pa.    
DAY Hilda 1931 Mansfield, Pa.   Donald Barden, William Hendricks 80337 1913-1988 Prospect Cemetery
DOUD Walter 1931 1502 Cambridge Rd., Ann Arbor, Mi     21728 1912-1979  SSDI ?
HAWLEY Bernice 1931 Fannettsburg, Pa. Home Ec. Teacher   87127 1913-1995 Oakwood
HEGELE Lucille 1931 Shinglehouse, Pa. Teacher  
HENDRICKS Howard 1931 Springville, Pa. Principal of Schools   03604 1913-2001 SSDI ?
HUGHES Marian 1931 2-1/2 Cone St., Wellsboro, Pa.   Cecil Robertson 65460
JERALD Barbara 1931 640 Geary St., Harrisburg, Pa. Nurse  
JERALD Lorena 1931 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Waterford, Pa [George Penno]  82779 1913-2004
KENNEDY Mildred 1931 Box 727, International Falls, Minn.    
MUDGE Eldridge 1931 Mansfield, Pa. Grocery Store Proprietor Irene Traub  02583 1912-1950 Prospect Cemetery
McCONNELL Richard 1931 Willis Ave., Johnson City, NY    
RIEPPEL Paul 1931 Mansfield, Pa.   Lena Lewis 08079 1911-2007 Tioga CMG
RIEPPEL Perry 1931 Shinglehouse, Pa. Teacher   80304 1912-2001
SALISBURY Winfield 1931 509 South Cooper Ave., Lockwood, Ohio    
SCHLAPPI Adolph 1931 Mansfield, Pa. Works Evans Chevrolet [Cynthia Bahr] 57126 1912-1998 Sylvania Cemetery
SHAW Esther 1931 Mansfield, Pa. (school, Binghamton NY) Attend Beauty Culture Sch [Vincent Ferrer]  12913 1913-1997 State Ropad Cemetery
SMITH Genevieve 1931 00582 1912-1996 Lawrence Corners
SMITH Wilson 1931 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   [Virginia  Bastian]  76425 1911-1973 Prospect Cemetery
SMITH Margaret 1931 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.   James Justin 40156 1910-1985 Prospect Cemetery
STICKLER Beatrice 1931 151 Baker st., Corning, NY   Adriance 08667
STRAUGHN William 1931 Graycourt, Nyack, NY Teacher   1913-2005 SSDI ?
TICKNER Esten 1931 Washingtonville, NY   [Ruth Chasey]  42674 1913-1964
VANDUSEN Mary 1931 114 Westmont Ave., Elmira, NY   Putnam Drake
WARTERS Bertha 1931 Jackson Ave., Endicott, NY   Howard Hoskins
WHITTAKER Doris 1931 Pakers Landing, Pa.   Dillard Stewart
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Wellsboro Gazette, June 1989
Bailey chosen to receive Max Colegrove award
 
2009 MU Alumni Weekend
Chester Bailey with university president, Dr. Maravene Loeschke. Chester was the oldest alum present - only member of MSTC Class of 1935
Chester Bailey with Steve Orner, Joyce M. Tice and Barbara Bailey McConnell

MHS 1931
Barden Reelected
Lewis R. Barden, Mansfield, dairyman, was reelected to a three-year term on the board of directors of Agway Inc., at the cooperative’s annual meeting, Oct. 18-19, in Syracuse, NY. The district which he represents includes 14 central Pennsylvania districts. A director since 1966, he has been a member of the Mansfield Agway store committee since 1949 and was its chairman from 1960-1971. Braden operates a 400-acre farm, maintaining 120 Holstein milkers and 65 young stock and raising forage crops. He is a member of several agricultural organizations including the Tioga County Agricultural Association, Pennsylvania Farmers Association, DHIA, the Grange, and Dairylea Cooperative. He also served as an elder of the Presbyterian Church.

Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield
BARDEN - Lewis R. Barden, 69, of RD#1, Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 10, 1983, in Soldiers  & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness. Born at Coudersport on Feb. 2, 1913, he was a son of George and Lottie Randall Barden. He attended the Church of the New Covenant. Mr. Barden was a member of the board of directors and insurance board of Agway Petroleum. A retired farmer, he was a member of the North Elk Run Grange. He was a member of the Richmond Twp. Planning Commission and a past president of the Southern Tioga School Board. Surviving, besides his father, of RD#1, Mansfield, are his wife, the former Hazel Fleming; two sons, David, of RD#!, Mansfield, and Brian, of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip [Joan] Smith, of Tioga; a brother, Lyle, of RD#1, Mansfield, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Meyer, pastor of the Church of the New Covenant, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 to 5 and 7-9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 12. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 12, 1983
 

1914-2000 1913-2005
BENEDICT, Byron R.  Age 86 of Wellsboro RR2 died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 20, 1914, in Whitneyville, he was the son of Floyd and Hazel Carpenter Benedict. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and Elmira Business College, Elmira, NY. He was a dairy farmer near Roseville for over 14 years, was office manager for Johnson Truck Lines, Mansfield, was bookkeeper for the former Ike Harvey Tractors in Canoe Camp and he owned and operated Benedict Ford Tractor and School Busing of Wellsboro RR2 for several years. He was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church where he served as parish treasurer for many years; a member of the Wellsboro Saddle clubs; Grand Canyon Camping Club; and Wellsboro Rotary Club, where he dedicated many years in holding their annual chicken barbecue. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Eloise Benson Benedict, in August 1985; and one brother, Truman. Surviving are his second wife, Florene Hunter Benedict, whom he married January 1986; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Marlea Benedict of Wellsboro and Robert and Cynthia Benedict  of Mansfield; one daughter, Nancy Benedict, of Warrenton, Mo; one sister Doris Clark of Mansfield; two granddaughters, Tammy Mengee and Maria Benedict; and one grandson, Tyler Benedict. Calling hours were held Tuesday, March 7, at the Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there Wednesday, March 8, with the Rev. Bernie Wynn and the Rev. John Dramazos officiating.  Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc., P.O. Box 348, Warrenton, Mo. 63383 or to Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center Walkway Fund, RR3, Wellsboro, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

BRACE, Eloise - Foster, Eloise B. Age 92, of 87 Curren Dr., Elmira, NY. She was born January 8, 1913 in Mansfield, PA, daughter of the late Harry and DeEtte (Tanner) Brace and died Monday, December 19, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her son, Bernard L. Foster, Jr.; and granddaughter, Brenda Stevenson. Eloise is survived by her daughter, Edna L. (Sue) Moss (husband, Luke); grandchildren, Barbara McClain, Chris Moss (wife, Dana), and Sky Moss (wife, Rebecca), all of Elmira, Steven Foster of Denver, CO, Jodi and Jami Foster, both of Longmont, CO; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Roger, Anthony, Angela, Cass, Christen, James, Walker, Parker and Tori; brother, Sterling Brace of Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 Noon. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, PA.
 

1912-1945 1913-1982 1914-1993
MHS 1931
CHAMBERLAIN - Howard Chamberlain, 24 year old son of Mrs. Cora Chamberlain, of Mansfield, Star Route, was killed in action in Germany, according to a message from the government received by his mother Wednesday evening. Just a week ago she received a message saying he was missing in action. Chamberlain, who had been trained as an M.P., was transferred to the U.S. Infantry and took part in the battle of Germany. His father, the late Charles Chamberlain, died several months ago. Besides his mother he is survived by a married sister, who resides with her mother. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 9, 1945

CLEVELAND, Velma M.
Miss Velma M. Cleveland, 69, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1982 at her winter home in Auburndale, Fla. Born June 16, 1913 she was the daughter of Homer and Lena Preset Cleveland. She was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ(Disciples). Miss Cleveland was a member of Friendly Home Circle and North Elk Run Grange, RD Mansfield. Surviving are a sister, Miss Hilda Cleveland with whom she lived. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield--------- MHS 1931
CORNWELL - Christine J. Cornwell, 79, of 272 South Main St., Mansfield, died Sunday, March 7, 1993, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Elmer G. and Grace McConnell Cornwell. She was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of the Tioga County Historical Society. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in World War II. She was a nursing consultant for the National Red Cross Staff from 1940 to 1943 and taught at Overbrook School for the Blind from 1954 to 1972. Surviving are one brother, Kenneth Cornwell of Lusby, MD, and one sister, Olive Lambert of Ulysses. Fiend may call at the Haines Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a prayer service at the Hold Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Finn officiating. Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The family will furnish the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 13 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, March 10, 1993
 

Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield
DAY - Hilda A. Hendricks, age 75, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1988 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main St., Mansfield, PA, Thursday 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held there Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Teddy Rood, officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. There are no immediate survivors. She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Barden in 1972 and her second husband, William Hendricks in 1980. Mrs. Hendricks was born July 9, 1913 in Richmond Township, the daughter of Fred and Susie Day Cruttenden. In 1914, she was adopted by Stephen and Eleanor Day. She was a member of Covington Baptist Church.

HAWLEY, Bernice - Bernice H. Borneman, 82, of Doylestown, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown. Born January 25, 1913, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara Weatherbee Hawley. She was retired from the Moorestown, NJ school district and an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Moorestown. Surviving are a son, David, of Doylestown; two sisters, Louise Hubbard of Mansfield and Mary Christensen of Middleport, NY; and three grandsons, David Jr., Craig and Brian. A private viewing will be held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Alexander Hunter will officiate. -Wellsboro Gazette, October 18, 1995
 

Caption under picture
Howard “Fritz” Hendricks ‘35, past president of the Sarasota, Fla., area alumni organization, posed for this photo with his wife, Geraldine Reem Hendricks ‘35. Hendricks was succeeded as president by Miriam Terry Barnes ‘35. Mildred Reinwald Thomas ‘33 is the new vice president of the organization and Helen Patrick Miner ‘43 is the new secretary. - Mansfieldian Magazine 1989
 
1913-1950
JERALD - Word was received this past weekend of the death of Lorena Jerald Penno, a former resident of Mansfield. Mrs. Penno has resided the past few years in Mechanicsburg. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School [1931] and Mansfield State College. she will be sadly missed by her family and friends. - Mansfield Gazette, January 5, 2005

Eldridge (Pete) MUDGE, one of the community's most outstanding young business men, died Saturday night August 12, 1950, at his summer home in Sullivan Township following an extended illness.
   He was born October 3, 1913, in Sullivan Township, a son of Orris E. and Dora Monro Mudge. He came to Mansfield when a boy and graduated from the Senior High School in 1931. Soon after graduation he purchased the Elmira Street Grocery. In 1945 his brother, Cole Mudge, became a partner in the business.
   August 12, 1935, he married Miss Irene TRAUB, of Galeton, and four children were born to them, David, Terry, James, and Lucinda.
   Mr. MUDGE was active in civic and religious organizations. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Emanon Club, Lions Club and Business Men's Association. He was interested in horses and for some time conducted a riding stable.
   The death of 'Pete', as he was best known, brought sadness to the entire community and the many beautiful floral offerings from his many friends and admirers were tributes to his high standing in the community.
   Besides his wife and children he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Steven Smith, of Millport, NY and Mrs Gladys Stilwell, of Mansfield; two brothers, Cole Mudge of Mansfield and Earl of Ridgewood, NJ, several nieces and nephews.
   Funeral services were held today at 2 P.M. at the Methodist Church, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
 

1911-2007 1912-2001 1913-1997

RIEPPEL Paul D. 95, of Mansfield, PA, died January 3, 2007 at home. He was born December 25, 1911, in Cowanesque, PA, the son of John and Ethel Skinner Rieppel. Paul was a retired dairy farmer and drove old bus number 3 for Mansfield Schools. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. Paul and his wife enjoyed travel and camping with their friends from the camping club. Paul especially liked growing potatoes and sweet corn. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Lena Lewis; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Eileen, Daniel and Jackie, all of Mansfield, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bird York, Charlotte and Roger Smith of Mansfield, PA, Carolyn and Jay Barrows of Wellsboro, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Rieppel of Mansfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith and Joseph West of Middlebury, PA, Arlene Strailey of Williamsport, PA; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Paul's Funeral Service Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Paul's daughter, Barbara York officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. "Old farmers never die, they just spade away. G'Bye Dad!"

RIEPPEL, Perry J. - Perry J. Rieppel, age 87, of Worthington, OH, died Friday, August 24, 2001 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. A retired metallurgical engineer, he received his B.S. from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA and completed his graduate work at Cornell University and the University of Buffalo. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and a teacher from 1937-1941. He was then employed by Battelle Memorial Institute from 1943-1977 as Engineer and Manager of Metals Research. He was a life time member, executive director and engineering fellow of the American Welding Society, a life member of the American Society of Metals; Author and Co-author of many U.S. Patents and Engineering Publications. Received major awards for engineering and management and was a consulting engineer and management advisor to industry and government. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Ethel Rieppel and his sister, Edna Rieppel Locke. Survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Karl [Nancy] Rieppel, Kurt [Janet Varner] Rieppel, Bronwynn [David] Hopton; grandchildren, John [Deidre] Rieppel, James and Kate Rieppel, Myvonwynn, Bronwynn and Perrigene Hopton; sisters, Anna Rieppel, Edith [Joseph] West and Arlene Strailey; brothers, Paul [Lena] Rieppel and James [Betty] Rieppel; sisters-in-law, Catherine Millichap and Margaret Howard; nieces and nephews. A local Memorial Service will be held for family and friends at the First Presbyterian Church of East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA on September 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Thomas officiating. Family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to the First Congregational Church, 444 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3885. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 12, 2001

ADOLPH M. SCHLAPPI, 85, died at home June 18, 1998. He was born December 26, 1912, in Currensville, Pa, the son of Dr. Adolph and Fammine (Merriam) Schlappi. Mr. Schlappi, husband and father, possessed a sensitive and generous nature. He loved the out-of-doors and had a passion for creating that matched his diverse interests. He will be missed by his loving and numerous friends. He was employed by Tri-County Electric, was a restaurant owner, and a real estate agent. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corps, a member of Troy Masonic Lodge (32 degree Mason, Scottish Rite), a member of Troy American Legion Post 49, and a life-long Presbyterian. Surviving are: wife, Mildred Billingsley Schlappi, Troy, PA: daughters, Joan (Robert) Allen with grandchildren: Jake, Josh and Joselyn, Elmira, NY, June Schlappi, Elmira, NY; and Judith (Dr. Salfred) Mancini, Pittsburgh, PA: step-children: Ann (Jeff) Sorel, New Harford, CT; Robert (Debbie) Billingsley, New Hartford, CT; Richard Billingsley, Lynnville, TN; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; sister, Helen (Robert) Bower; nieces, Sandra (Jim) Olson and Peggy Bower, Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, Marion Schlappi, Canton, PA; niece, Sharon (Robert) Stackhouse, Troy, PA; and nephew, John (Teresa) Schlappi, Ralston, PA. Predeceased by his first wife, Cynthia Bahr Schlappi in 1981, and brother Charles F. Schlappi in 1992. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating, interment will be in Sylvania, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chemung County Association of Retarded Citizens, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

SHAW - ESTHER S. Ferrer
     Esther S. Ferrer, 83, of Mansfield, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 28, 1913, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of John H. and Leda O. Knapp Shaw.  She was the retired owner of the Fashionette Beauty Salon in Mansfield.  She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield.  She had traveled extensively with her husband, Vincent, during his service with the Merchant Marines.  Preceding her in death was her husband Vincent, March 19, 1876.  Surviving are three brothers, John Shaw of Milton, L.B. Shaw of Tunkhannock and Edson Shaw of Mainesburg.  Calling hours will be held Thursday, July 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main St., Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held there Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John H. Shaw III, her nephew, officiating.  Burial will be made in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.
 

1911-1973
GENEVIEVE. SMITH (SRGP 00582) age 84 formerly of Roseville, PA died Monday, April 22, 1996 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA.  Miss Smith was born on March 17, 1912 in Rutland Twp., Tioga Co., PA a daughter of Emerson and Addie Makley Smith.  A member of the former Elk Run United Methodist Church and she had attended Middle Ridge United Methodist Church.  She had been with the David Mandeville family for many years as their maid.  Miss Smith is survived by 5 nieces and 9 nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Friday, April 26 from 1 to 2 PM.  Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 2 PM on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy and the Rev. Bill Gibson officiating.  Burial will be in Lawrence Corners Cemetery. –McKay Scrapbook

SMITH, Margaret - MRS. JAMES T. JUSTIN
Margaret A. Justin, 74, formerly of RD 1, Mansfield, died Friday, Jan. 11, 1985, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Coralee and John Owlett, of Mansfield, with whom she resided for the past five years. Born Jan. 20, 1910 in Richmond Township, she was a daughter of Albert B. and Cora Cleveland Smith. Mrs. Justin was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, where she had been church organist for 20 years and a Sunday school teacher. She and her husband owned and operated the Justin Motel near Mansfield until the late 1960's. Until recently she had taught private piano lessons. A past Matron of the Twilight Chapter, No. 475 Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, she also was a member of the past Matron's club. A 60-year member of the North Elk Run Grange, No. 913, she was past president of the Mansfield area Friendly Circle and of the Mansfield Garden Club, past program chairman of the Mansfield 55 Plus Club, a life member of the Mountain Laurel Travel Club, and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers' Auxiliary. Her husband, James T. Justin, died in 1972. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Coralee and John Owlett of Mansfield; grandson, J. Brent Owlett of Mansfield; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kristi and Alton Coley of Elmira, N.Y., and Amy N. and Scott Fuller of Newport News, Virginia; four great-granddaughters, Stephanie and Carrie Coley and Amber and Jessica Fuller; three brothers, Ross O. Smith and Vernon Smith, both of Mansfield, and Lee J. Smith of Pinellas Park, Florida; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples with the Rev. Deborah Casey, her pastor, and the Rev. Paul K. Benner, pastor of the Mennonite Church, Morris, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The Twilight Chapter, No. 475, Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, held a memorial service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

WILSON W. SMITH
 Wilson Willard Smith, 61, of Mansfield, died Thursday, April 5, 1973, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mr. Smith was co-owner, with his wife, of Homestead Realty Co.  He was a director of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and was active on several committees and Chairman of the Tourist Promotion Committee. He was born in Mansfield on Sept. 29, 1911, a son of Willard and Elizabeth Wilson Smith. Mr. Smith was an active member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and often was an usher at the morning service. He was a member of Mansfield Odd Fellows Lodge 526, the Tioga Valley Encampment and Canton-Lycoming Odd Fellows Dist. 10 and received a national citation from the International Order of Odd Fellows last fall. He was also a member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club and chairman of their committee; and was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club being one of it's founders and active in it's affairs for several years. Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Bastian, and a sister, Mrs. Irene Stickler, of Mansfield.   The funeral was held Sunday at Kuhl's 18 North Main Street.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Brenneman, his pastor, officiated.

1983 Commencement - William Straughn, Jr. Speaker
 


June 1989
Class of ‘31 holds reunion
The Mansfield High School class of 1931 held its 58th year reunion Sunday, June 25, at 1 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Lorena Penno on Elmira St., Mansfield. Following a delicious dinner catered by Alice Slingerland and Rose Benson, the class meeting was held. The officers re-elected for next year were:
President - Chester Bailey
Vice President - Paul Rieppel
Secretary - Lorena JERALD Penno
Treasurer - Byron Benedict

June 24, 1990 the next class meeting will be at the home of Byron and Florence Benedict. Much reminiscing, photo and yearbook gazing filled the afternoon.
Classmates and spouses who attended were: Perry Rieppel of Worthington, Ohio; Sam and Berths Warters Kerr of Johnson City, NY; Mary VanDuzen Drake of Elmira, NY; Barbara Jerald Greenawalt of Laureldale; Bernice Hawley Borneman of Moorestown, NJ; Elwin Boyden and Byron and Florence Benedict of Wellsboro; Genevieve Smith of Mainesburg; Chester and Mary Bailey, Lorena Penno, Hazel Barden, Christine Cornwell, Lena and Paul Rieppel and Esther Shaw Ferrer, all of Mansfield.
The group decided to place a book in the Mansfield Public Library in memory of those from the class who have died in the past two years.
 

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