Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Schools In Our Area
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Home Page
Richmond Township
More Schools
New & Search
Mansfield High School Graduates 1933
Joyce's Search Tip - November 2008
Do You Know that you can search just the 700 pages of School Records on the site  by using the Schools button in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page?  You can narrow your search by entering a township name and a surname and using the Find All Words option

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..

Return to Table of Contents for Mansfield High School Class Lists

History of Mansfield’s Schools

Our town is known as a College town. Therefore it seems only fitting that this history of education should begin with the college.

The building of a small seminary was completed February 15, 1857, on the site where our college now stands. It opened its doors to students January 15, 1857, under the supervision of the Methodist Church. This did not prove entirely satisfactory, so finally the State took it over, and it was reorganized into a State Normal School, December 11, 1862. The buildings formerly used were enlarged and improved, and the attendance grew until in 1927 it was made a State Teachers College. It has become very well known, especially for its work in Music and Home Economics.

A Soldier’s Orphan School was no doubt the next organized. Its name signifies the type of school it was. The main building was on the site where Shepard’s men’s clothing store now stands, on the corner of Main and Wellsboro Streets. There were various other Buildings belonging to the school, such as dormitories. The Boys’ Dormitory was directly across the street from the main building. The children did a great deal of good under the supervision of Professor Allen, who at the time was President of the Normal School, for which he accomplished some remarkable things. Later the main building of the Orphan School burned.

Besides these schools, the one used for more general purposes was the Academy, situated across from the college on Academy Street, named after the school. This took the place of other schools until the building we now use for a High School was built in 1882. It was then called the Borough School and was graded, being used for all grades, from the highest to the lowest. It was large enough to serve in this capacity for there were few pupils to occupy it, and small one room school houses accommodated the people of the outlying communities.

As time went on the population increased and the people’s ideals advanced until more and more pupils attended school. Alumni Hall at the Normal was used for some of the pupils, until in 1914 the Training School was built. The Borough School was still used; it was an individual choice as to which school the pupil wished to attend. The Seniors of the State Normal School taught in the Training School. In the Borough School one teacher was hired for each grade.

Finally the grades were divided between these two schools, the elementary grades remaining at the Training School and the Junior and Senior High School grades using the Borough building. Soon the Borough school was made into a High School, and the eight grades of grammar school used the Training School.

In 1926 a further division was made with the erection of the beautiful Junior High School building. This made ours the six-three-three system of school division – the first six grades in the Training School; seventh, eighth and ninth in Junior High School; tenth, eleventh, and twelfth in Senior High School.

Our High School building is a fairly large one, situated in a beautiful spot beside the Tioga River. It was greatly added to and the education advanced when in 1929 the building to be used as gymnasium and auditorium was erected.

We are still using the same old edifice built in 1882. It has been improved and somewhat remodeled on the interior and still serves its purpose courageously. We would not have wished for any other, for we now love it dearly. We hope, however, that future generations may enjoy a new building on the same beautiful site and spacious grounds as our dear Alma Mater. 

Senior Class Poem

From a crude little cabin of wood
Has the Mansfield High School grown,
Till now in its place are stood
Two buildings of brick and stone.

Down by the flowing stream
In the midst of a sward of grass,
Rise lofty walls which seem
To protect the Senior Class.

For three cherished years have we dwelt
Within the hallowed walls—
Have worked, and played, and felt
Growing love for the dingy halls.

Will we ever forget the thrill
Of exciting basket-ball,
When Mansfield grappled to kill,
Her opponent lest she should fall?

In the classroom, there we worked
To learn from the countless books
The age-old truths that lurked
To trip us for too hasty looks.

Now as we must part,
Leaving friends and school behind,
God grant us strength of heart,
Our place in life to find.

--Alice Alger.

ALGER Alice 1933 3320 Powelton Ave., Philadelphia, Pa Attends Library School  
BAILEY Geraldine 1933 Mansfield, Pa.   William Anderson
BAILEY Nina 1933 Mansfield, Pa.   Orrin Bailey, Harold Terry 75740 1915-2004 Watson Cemetery
BAIRD Dorothy 1933 R D , Millerton, Pa.   Mahlon Smith 06978 1916-2004 Jobs Corners
BOWEN Lillian 1933 Mansfield, Pa.   James Soper 81824
BOYDEN Louise 1933 Mainesburg, Pa.   LaVerne Hilfiger 15558 1915-1969 State Road Cemetery
BRACE Winifred 1933 R D 2, Mansfield Herman Tears  02127 1915-2002 Mainesburg Cemetery
BROWN Donna 1933 Buffalo St., Elkland, Pa.   Frank Enderle 18680 1916-2006 Watson Cemetery
CADY Alice 1933 Jordan NY Frank Magor 32109
CRUTTENDEN Wayne 1933 Elkland, Pa.    
CUNNINGHAM Peggy 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Terry's Pharmacy  
CURTIS Charles 1933 Mansfield, Pa.    
DIAL Delores 1933 R D., Blossburg, Pa.   Joseph Skoreski 06362 MSTC 1955 1917-2008 Mainesburg Cemetery
EARLEY Esther 1933 418 Davis St., Elmira, NY   Walter Bardeen
EVERY Frances 1933 Mansfield PA [Thompson] 27385
FROST Roselyn 1933 135 Bridge St., Corning, NY   [Thompson]  51764
GILFOYLE Ellen 1933 Ulster, Pa. Teaches, Charleston  
GRANT Phyllis 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Teaches, Fleetville, Pa  
HEIST Dorothy 1933 Dewart, Pa. Attends Wmsport Bus. Coll.  
HENDRICKS Gwendolyn 1933 Mansfield, Pa.   [Floyd Miller]  03605
HILFIGER Mark 1933 Cohocton, NY Manager of G.L.F. [Norma Drum]  15531
INSCHO Erdene 1933 Camptown, Pa.   Theodore Besanceney 65832 1915-1999 Oakwood Cemetery
ISAACSON Jack 1933 Mainesburg, Pa.   [Gertrude Thompson]  19703 1916-1998 State Road Cemetery
Jaquish Elvin Died 1932 In Memoriam
JERALD Charles 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   82778
JOHNSON Arnold 1933 Mansfield, Pa.   [Muriel Cook]  69002 1912-
MacCRUMB LaVonne 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Charles Curran]  53330 1915-2006 Prospect Cemetery
MENTER Helen 1933      
MERRICK Kenneth 1933 104 Willow St., Smethport, Pa.     18812
MERRICK Kermit 1933 Box 8, Meridian, NY     18815
MUDGE Lorena 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher Columbia X Road   02580 1915-1938 Prospect Cemetery
Nash Ruth
OLINGER Dorothy 1933 R D 1, Box 123A, Kane, Pa.   Oscar Carlson
OSBORNE Arlene 1933 Mansfield, Pa.     19334 1915-2007 Watson Cemetery
OWEN John 1933 Mansfield, Pa. (works Olean, NY} Fuller Brush Salesman  
PARKER Vernon 1933 Mansfield, Pa.    
PRECIT Lucille 1933 Mansfield, Pa.   Bud Carlson 83358
REYNOLDS Cecil 1933 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa.   [Virginia Benson]  05501 1915-1992 Watson Cemetery
RIEPPEL Edith 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Covington [Joseph West]  83335 1916-2009 Champlin Cemetery
ROSE Morgan 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Emma Goodwin]  21720 1919-1995
Saturn John
SCHWAB Robert 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Works Electric Co. [Marie Miller]  83206 1915-1990 Oakwood Cemetery
SHAW Leigh 1933 Y M C A, Elmira, NY    
SHAW Leree 1933 Elkland, Pa.   Merle Coates
SHERMAN Reed 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   82608
SMITH Boyd 1933 R D 2, Millerton, Pa.   [Pearl CanDusen]  02046 1915-1989 Watson Cemetery
SMITH Della 1933 646 Third Ave., Williamsport, Pa.   Jasper Crawley
SMITH Donald 1933 Works in Covington  
SMYTH Josephine 1933 1113 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa.  
SMITH Myrtle 1933 R D, Mansfield, Pa.   Harry B. Trowbridge, Gerald Kennedy 02048 1917-2012 Watson Cemetery
SMITH Roland 1933 Shirley Beardslee 1915-1995 Watson Cemetery
STONEBRAKER Czerney 1933 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.    
VERMILYEA Raymond 1933 Mansfield, Pa.    
WADE Charlotte 1933 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Morris   85617 1916-2006 Wellsboro Cemetery
WEBSTER Donald 1933 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   [Arlene VanNess]  08722 1912-2008 Tioga CMG
WEBSTER Monica 1933 Osceola, Pa. Beauty Shop Hugh Andrews
WEST Ronald 1933 R D , Wellsboro, pa.   [Janet Beals]  19203
WOOD Grover 1933 Hallstead, Pa. Teacher   57506 1915-
WOOD Theodore 1933 Elmira, NY   [Aleida Sweet]  27096 1914-1969
Bailey, Nina Mae Terry
Age 88, of Mansfield, PA and Venice, FL, died January 4, 2004 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born February 4, 1915 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter Leon and Lily Kerzenmacher Bailey. Nina was retired from Terry’s Drug Store. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and a charter member of WSCS ( now United Methodist Women.) Nina was also a member of the Mansfield Garden Club, DLS Friendship Club, the National Association of China Painters and the Sarasota, FL China Painters Guild. She was also a champion Bocce Ball player. Nina is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Judy Bailey of Levittown, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gerald Farrer of Mansfield, PA; two step-sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Susan Terry of Dillsburg, PA, James and Elizabeth Terry of Mechanicsburg, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Mary Bailey, of Mansfield, PA; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA , Tuesday 7-9 pm. Graveside services will be held at 11 am Wednesday at Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA, with the Rev. Canon Rudolph Vanderhiel officiating. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nina’s memory may be made to the Tioga Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd St., Williamsport, PA, 17701.
BAIRD –DOROTHY L. (BAIRD) SMITH age 87, [SRGP 06978] of Millerton, PA, died Sunday, January 4, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born July 6, 1916 in Sylvania, PA, she was a daughter of the late Jerry M. and Louise Worden Baird. Dorothy was a member of the West Jackson Baptist Church of Millerton, where she had served as treasurer for many years. She was also a long time member of the Mitchell’s Mills Grange. Surviving are her children, Alton (Vicky) Smith of Millerton, PA and Patricia (Michael) Fusco of Philadelphia, PA; two grandchildren, Chad Mahlon Smith and Shannon Lynn Smith; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Mahlon B. Smith in June of 1996; a brother, William Worden; and a sister, Sarah Baird. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. The funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Jobs Corners Cemetery, Jobs Corners, PA. Memorial donations, in Dorothy's name, may be directed to West Jackson Baptist Church, Alder Run Road, Millerton, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

BOYDEN. Louise -
 Mrs. Louise B. Hilfiger, age 54, of Mt. Upton, NY, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 1969 at the hospital in Sidney, NY after an extended illness.  Funeral service was at the C. H. Landers Chapel in Sidney, Saturday at 2 pm, Rev. G. Louis Johnson of the United Methodist Church, Mt. Upton, officiated.  Committal services were held Saturday at 1:30 pm at the State Road Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. Survived by daughters, Miss Marie Hilfiger of Mt. Upton and Mrs. Joseph Danahy of Albany; son, Paul Hilfiger of Windsor, NY; mother, Angie Boyden of Mt. Upton; brothers, Milton Boyden of Cedarville, Calif and Charles Boyden of Mainesburg, PA; six grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the WSCS of the Church in Mt. Upton; member of Butternuts Chaper No. 338 OES in Gilbertsville, NY; former member of the Otego Chapter of OES.

BRACE - Winifred Lucy (Brace) Tears, age 86, formerly of Roseville, Pa., died at the Bradford County Manor on Monday, Feb. 4, 2002.
She was born on May 23, 1915, in Mill Creek, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry and Lucy Brace. Winifred attended the Austinville Union Church and was a member of the East Sullivan Grange. She enjoyed working at the Martha Lloyd School in Troy. Winifred was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family. Winifred is survived by her husband of 56 years, Herman Charles Tears Jr.; sons, Dale (Mary) Tears of Roseville and Maxwell (Erma) Tears of Martinsburg; grandchildren, Terri Tears and Nicole Tears, both of Martinsburg, and Howard and John Tears, both of Roseville; brother, Sterling (Nellie) Brace of Wellsboro, Pa.; sisters, Frances Vosburg of Colorado and Eloise Foster of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers and five sisters. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc. 110, W. Main St., Troy, on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of the Austinville Union Church, officiating. Interment will be in Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, Pa. Memorial contributions in Winifred's name may be directed to the Alzheimers Association, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Suite 321, Building 2, Harrisburg, Pa. 17102, or to the Austinville Union Church, RR1, Box 368, Troy, Pa. 16947.

BROWN, Donna
ENDERLE Donna Elizabeth Age 90, of #230 East River Street, Elkland, PA, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born April 22, 1916 in Rutland Twp., PA, the daughter of Faye and Carrie Sweeley Brown. She worked for many years for Electri-Cord Manufacturing, the Elkland Glove Factory, Remmington-Rand and U.S. Steel Door, Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Elkland United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Garden Club. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Frank C. Enderle Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Joyce Enderle, Cuba, NY, Thomas and Doris Enderle, Osceola, PA, Bob and Karen Enderle, Amherst, NY; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, John "Jack" Brown, Hornell, NY; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the Elkland United Methodist Church, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., immediately following the visitation. Pastor Sharon Kent officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland United Methodist Church, the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., and the Garden Club in Donna's memory.

DIAL, Delores
DOANE, Delores Age 91, surrounded by her loving family, Delores died on Monday, August 25, 2008, in St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Facility. Until recently, Delores resided on South Ave. in Elmira. She was predeceased by her parents, Herman R. and Leah G. Austin Dial, revered sons, Terrance Skoreski, Dial Skoreski and her beloved daughter, Candace Skoreski. Surviving is her loving family, daughter, Gloria and Willie Crumb, Pine City; son, Kurt Skorczewski, Elmira; grandchildren, David Crumb, Horseheads; Delores (Anthony) Crumb Negri, Elmira; Darceille (Marty) Mucci, Fairport; Debra (Robert) Quigley, Gladwyne, PA; Kerry (Julian) Carswell, Colorado Springs, CO; seven much loved great-grandchildren, Nick and Brent Mucci, Alexander Crumb, Andrew and Lola Quigley, Dakota Glosser and Olivia Carswell; niece, Joanne (Jack) Craft, Bradford; and daughter-in-law, Sheila Skoreski, Corning. During the war she was employed as a factory worker at the Eclipse Machine Company. Delores graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1955. Having a high regard for the importance of education, she began her career as a kindergarten teacher in Wellsboro, PA after which she moved to Corning and taught at the Corning School District until her retirement. Devoted to her family, she looked forward to family gatherings. Since Delores was severely limited physically, she welcomed every opportunity to play card and word games with her family and friends. Her services will be handled privately at the family's convenience and she will be interred in the Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County S.P.C.A. St. Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 or the Mainesburg Methodist Church c/o Gordon Harvey, 4007 Roosevelt Highway, PO Box 87 Mainesburg, PA 16932 in her memory.

HILFIGER, Mark lived in Tuscon Arizona in 1994. In 2004 at age 89, he drove from Tuscon to Sullivan Township to visit relatives.

INSCHO, Erdene - Besanceney, "Erdene" R. 
Age 83, of Mansfield died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at home. Born Aug.9, 1915, in Canoe Camp, she was the daughter of Jesse and Mary Donald Inscho. She was the wife of Theodore Besanceney, and they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Jan. 2, 1999. She was a junior high science teacher for Wellsboro for several years. She was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Theodore; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Christina Besanceney of Princeton, NJ.; one daughter, Judie Besanceney, of Harpursville, NY.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Cleta Inscho of Mansfield. Calling hours were held Tuesday, July 27, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Wednesday, July 28, with the Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o First Citizens National Bank Trust Department, 15 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. 16933

ISAACSON, JACK R.,age 82, of Mainesburg, Pa., on December 24, 1998 at home.  He was born May 10, 1916 in Penn Yan, NY, the son of John & Edith Burnside Isaacson.  Jack was a retiree of Sullivan Township & a member of the State Road Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Gertrude Thompson, a daughter & son-in-law, Carol & Larry Harvey of Covington, Pa, 2 sons & daughters-in-law, Gary & Jacqueline of Canton, Pa., Paul & Judy of Randleman, NC., a sister & brother-in-law, Ruth & Donald Avery of Sebring, Fl; 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Sunday 1 to 3 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating.  Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, Pa

LaVonne Ada Age 90, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2006, surrounded by family, at Hospice Home of Central PA in Harrisburg. The daughter of Harold and Eva McCrumb and widow of Charles Curran, she was born September 7, 1915. She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School (now Mansfield University) and, from the late 50's to early 70's, owned and operated LaVonne's Delicatessen & Catering Service, formerly located on E. Wellsboro Street in Mansfield.  LaVonne is survived by her son, Gary Curran of Palmerton, PA; daughter, Michele Bitner of Mechanicsburg, PA; and son, Steve Curran of Mechanicsburg, PA. She is also survived by granddaughter, Rene Waltz of Mechanicsburg, PA; grandson, Patrick Curran of Duncannon, PA; granddaughter, Michelle Williams of Hampton, TN; and great-grandson, Tyler Williams of Hampton, TN. There will be no public services. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA at 98 S. Enola Dr., PO Box 266, Enola, PA 17025-0266. [Note from Joyce - Lavonne ran Lavonne's Delicatessen in Mansfield for many years and made the best subs the world has ever known.].

MUDGE, Lorena
Lorena died of strepthroat which could easily have been cured with penicillin had it been available in her time. Her obituary follows: Miss Lorena Mae MUDGE, 23, died at 10 P.M. Wednesday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gladys STILWELL, on Sherwood Street, following an illness of three months.   A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orris MUDGE, she was born in Mansfield June 28, 1915. She graduated from the Senior High School and State Teachers College and taught for two years at Coryland and one year at Big Pond. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.   Lorena was one of Mansfield's popular young ladies. She possessed a happy, friendly disposition that made friends for her wherever she went, and she was a favorite among her teachers and classmates. An outstanding characteristic was her thoughtfulness for others, and through her long illness she was cheerful, ever trying to ease the burden of those about her. Her death brought deep sorrow to the community where she spent her life.   Surviving are three brothers, Earl and Eldridge MUDGE of Mansfield, and Cole MUDGE of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys STILWELL of Mansfield, and Mrs. Florence SMITH of Elmira, and several nephews and nieces.   Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1:30 P.M. at the Stilwell home and 2 P.M. at the Methodist Episcopal Church by the Rev. Charles N. Ouderick. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The beautiful floral offerings attested to the esteem in which Miss MUDGE was held.   Pall bearers were Charles JERALD, Kenneth MERRICK, Kermit MERRICK, Ronald WEST, Seymour SHAW, Robert OWEN, Melvin BRACE, Ricard SMITH. Flower girls were Miss Charlotte WADE, Mrs. Theodore BESANCENEY, Misses Mary NEAL, Beth MATTHEWS, Peggy CUNNINGHAM, Virginia FLEMING, Gwendolyn HENDRICKS and Janet WEST.   The following tribute was written by Mrs. Margaret LAWSON:

An October eve- glorious autumn,
Trees with leaves of red and gold aglow.
One could feel God's presence in Nature
And his angels hovering low,
For they came for Lorena-
As the stars shone above,
And took her in youthfulness,
From all those whom she loved.
For her death held no terrors,
It was only crossing o'er
To the land of life and beauty,
There to dwell forevermore.
Perhaps the angels who the birthday
   of Christ proclaimed so long ago
Now came for the loving spirit of
   the one we all loved so,
God in His wisdom was in need of a
   flower so fair
To adorn His Eternal City, so he
   placed Lorena there;
And although our hearts are broken,
For we shall miss her presence dear,
We know that our loss and sorrow
Will only make heaven seem more near.

OSBORNE  Arlene E. Age 92, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died March 12, 2007 at Bradford County Manor. She was born January 10, 1915 in Mansfield, the daughter of George and Mildred Lawrence Osborne. Arlene was employed by the Mansfield Pennysaver, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She is survived by a sister, Betty Jessup of Summerfield, FL; and several nieces and nephews, including Toni Bixby of Mansfield. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Friday Noon-1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. George Yocum officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery.

    Cecil L. Reynolds, 77, of Mainesburg RR 1 died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1992, at home. Born March 13, 1915, in Rutland Township, he was the son of Leon W. and Edna B. Wild Reynolds. He was a member of Bakersburg Community Church. He was a retired farmer and auto body repairman. He was an avid hunter. He and his wife, the former Virginia Benson, recently observed their 52nd wedding anniversary. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Sally Forrest of Mansfield and Mary Jackson of Mainesburg; four grandchildren. Friends called on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Services were held there on Saturday, Aug. 29. The Rev. Ernest S. Brody Jr. officiated. Burial was made in Watson Cemetery in Roseville.

RIEPPEL - Edith Rieppel West
93, of Middlebury Center, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. She was the wife of Joseph R. West, whom she married Aug. 22, 1940. Edith was born April 4, 1916, in Cowanesque, the daughter of the late John and
Ethel Skinner Rieppel. She graduated from Mansfield High School in 1933, Mansfield State Teachers College in 1937, and taught for four years in the former Covington High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro. Surviving are her husband, Joseph; son and daughter-in-law, John J. and Sue West of Sulphur Springs, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Thomas Corbin of Wellsboro, Anne and Israel Ramirez of Springfield; brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Rieppel of Mansfield. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Perry Rieppel and three sisters, Edna Locke, Anna Rieppel, and Arlene Strailey.  Friends and family are invited to Edith's Life Celebration on Monday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Central Ave. Wellsboro. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Jeff McCleary officiating. Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. If desired, memorials may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 24 to November 3, 2009

SCHWAB – Robert Rene Schwab, 74, of RD3, Box 1098, Mansfield, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 1990, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a lengthy illness. Born July 30, 1915, in Leetonia, he was the son of Robert E. and Angela Gasnier Schwab. He was a graduate of the Mansfield State Teachers College, a 42 year employee of the Tri-County Electric Co., retiring in 1980, a veteran of the US Army WWII, was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. He and his wife observed their 47th wedding anniversary on June 21, 1989. Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Miller, three sons, John of Mansfield, Thomas of Elmira Heights, NY, and Frank of Burlington; one daughter, Linda Wentzel of Blossburg; sisters, Marie McConnell of Mansfield and Gladys Merrill of Canton; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 2-4 PM. Services were held at the church at the conclusion of calling hours. Rev. Rudolph J. Van der Hiel officiated. Family provided the flowers. Burial was made at the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to The Arthritis Foundation, the Mansfield Methodist Church or the Mansfield Ambulance Association. Arrangements were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, 31 Jan. 1990, p.10

Smith, Boyd W. (SRGP 2046)         Age 74 of Mansfield RD3, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1989, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an  illness. Mr. Smith retired from Mansfield University. He was a member of the Garrett Miller Senior Center, Millerton. Born April 11, 1915, in Rutland Twp, he was a son of Walter H. and Nora E. Stone  Smith. Surviving in addition to his mother of Mansfield, are his wife, the former Etta Pearl VanDusen; sons, William B. of Wellsboro, Edwin E. of Miami, Fl. And Thomas W. of Troy; two daughters, Norma J  Mattison of Mansfield, and Beverly N. Staron, of Miami, Fl; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kennedy, Columbia Cross Roads, and Mrs. Geraldine E. Brewer, of Roseville; two brothers, Warren, of Millerton and Wilbur of Mansfield, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 pm Saturday Scureman's 130 s. Main St. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Raymond Valimont, pastor of the former Highway Tabernacle will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2to 4 and  7to9 PM Friday.

SMITH Myrtle E. (Smith) Trowbridge Kennedy
95, born June 10, 1917, passed to a better place Aug. 11, 2012, at the Bradford County Manor, Troy.  Born at home on Bailey Creek
Road, Rutland Township, Tioga County, and except for a brief time in Long Island, N.Y., when she was first married, she spent her
entire life in Tioga County.  Survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. and Mary L. (McClure) Trowbridge of Wellsboro,Donald W. and Brenda L. (House) Trowbridge of Blossburg; one son-in-law, Carl L. Matteson of Tioga; one stepson and step-daughter-in-law, Ronald and AnnJeanette Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Doris
(Kennedy) and Wayne Straw of Lansing, N.Y., Lorene (Kennedy) and Robert Beals of Columbia Cross Roads; 11 grandchildren; 17
step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, 33 step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; 26
step-great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Walter H. and Nora (Stone) Smith; three
brothers and sisters-in-law, Boyd B. and E. Pearl Smith, Warren B. and Harriet Smith, Wilbur F. and Irene Smith; sister and
brother-in-law, Judson and Geraldine (Smith) Brewer; infant sister, Iva Smith; an infant son, Richard H. Trowbridge; her daughter,
Cheryl M. (Trowbridge) Matteson in 2009; her husband of 46 years and the father of her four children, Harrison B. Trowbridge, also on
Aug. 11, 1979; and her second husband of 13 happy years, giving her a wonderful step-family, Gerald Kennedy in 2001.  She was a
devout Christian, belonging to the Roseville Baptist Church all the years she lived in the Roseville area, and was very active in the church activities. When she moved to Mansfield she joined the Canoe Camp Church of Christ where she was an active member until the recent years when her health didn't permit her to do so. She made many, many lifetime friends over the years, outliving too many of them. She was a farmer's wife for over 30 years until they sold the farm on Bailey Creek Road and moved to Mansfield, where she worked at Sour's Variety 5 & 10 until it closed, then worked as a cook at the Mansfield McDonalds when it first opened. She worked last at the Hilltop Fabric Store for her son &and daughter-in-law, Bob and Mary Trowbridge.  Friends will be received at Wilston's Funeral Home
130 S. Main St. Mansfield, Wednesday, Aug. 15, noon – 2 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Deborah Casey
officiating. Interment will follow at Watson Cemetery Roseville. Wellsboro Gazette – August 13, 2012

SMITH - ROLAND J. SMITH, 80, formerly of Mansfield RR 2, died Thursday, June 29, 1995, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 3, 1915, in Rutland Township, he was the son of Emerson and Addie Makley Smith. He had been a dairy farmer in the Elk Run area until 1972 then from 1972 to 1985 he did carpentry work. Mr. Smith was formerly a member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church, a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church, a member of the East Sullivan Grange. He had served as mayor of Roseville for 18 years from 1975 to 1993, and he had also served as Sullivan Township supervisor. Preceding him in death was his wife of 51 years, Shirley Beardslee Smith. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, J. Harlo and Kathleen Smith of Lititz, Lyman M. and Karen Smith of Okinawa, Japan, and Wendell J. and Jennifer Smith of Lawrenceville; two daughters and son-in-law, Clarice A. and Harold L. Shirk of Lancaster and Rhonda J. Hamilton of Lititz; two sisters, Iva Avery of Wellsboro and Genevieve Smith of Stony Fork; seven grandchildren, Joshua Smith, Jessica Smith, Matthew Smith, Christopher Smith, Jason Smith, Chad Hamilton and Wyatt Hamilton. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Saturday, July 1. Services were held Sunday, July 2, at the Roseville United Methodist Church with the Rev. James F. Bellamy officiating. Burial was made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Memorial donations may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 878, Mansfield, PA 16933.

Charlotte W. Age 90, formerly of Mansfield, PA, August 30, 2006 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. She was born January 28, 1916 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Earl and Elma Mastin Wade. She retired after 31 years of teaching at R. B. Walter Elementary School, and had served as a Republican Committee Woman. Charlotte was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, the D.A.R., Twilight chapter #475 O.E.S., and the retired PA Teachers Association. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Andrus of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1981; and a sister, June Judge. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.

WEBSTER, Donald C.
Age 95, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, March 14, 2008, at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Donald was born December 11, 1912 in Sullivan Twp., PA, a son of Clinton M. and Margaret Ellen (Magee) Webster. He was the husband of Mary J. (Button) (Jones) Webster. Donald retired from Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY, in 1977, and had worked as a farmer for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, time shares, bowling and walking. Donald is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward (Shirley) Webster of Mansfield, PA, Ronald (Twyla) Webster of Nampa, Idaho; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia (Mark) Stager of Mansfield, PA, Kathleen (Donald) Albright of Newville, PA, Debra (Douglas) Steadman of Knoxville, PA; three stepsons, Richard (Esther) Jones of Vero, FL, Raymond (Kathy) Jones and Garry (Debra) Jones, all of CT; three stepdaughters, Betty Haslund of Elkland, PA, Sharon (Jerry) Fisher of Middletown, PA, Mary Jane (Richard) Smith of Forksville, PA; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 25 step grandchildren, 25 step great-grandchildren. Donald was preceded in death by a stepson, Donald Jones in 1984; a sister, Margaret Ellen Smith; and a stepson-in-law, Edward Haslund. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday immediately following the viewing at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven Case officiating. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Sherwood St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Mansfield, PA.

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 19 SEP 1998 and Sep 2008
By Joyce M. Tice
Email Joyce M. Tice