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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.
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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.

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ALDEN Irene 1934 Wellsboro St., Mansfield, Pa.   Vial Coveney 92228
AUSTIN Lettie 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Eben Brace]  10337 MSTC 1916-2001 Glenwood Cemetery
BAILEY Carl 1934 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   [Vibeke Bogh]  61189 1916-1990
BAILEY Jeanette 1934 Mansfield, Pa.   [King Rose]  17069 MSC 1916-2006
BARDEN Teresa 1934 Mansfield, Pa.     86211 1916-1999 Prospect Cemetery
BARNES Henry 1934 78 Meisner Ave, New Dorp, Staten Island, NY Attends Manhattan College   86075 1914-2007 Forest Lawn
BARNES Lillian 1934 Blossburg, Pa.   Tom Pedalty
BEACH Joyce 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Works at Bakery   05368 1916-1996 Prospect Cemetery
BIXBY Robert 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Clerk at A&P [Bethmeion Weidner]  79284 1917-1986 Oakwood Cemetery
CLARK Budd 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   76541 1916-2014 Wysox Cemetery
CLARK Byron 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College  
CLARK Orma 1934 2000 4 Redrood, Coral Gables, Fl   Donald Cady 19180 1915-
CONABLE Marion 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Henry F. Mankedick]  24392
CORNWELL Olive 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Blair Lambert] 32846
COVENEY Vial 1934 Mansfield, Pa.   [Irene Alden] 92229
CURTIS Arlene 1934 Wellsboro, Pa.   Frances Nugent
EVERY James 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   27394 1915-2006 St. Andrews
FARRER Mary Lou 1934 Mansfield, Pa.   Arthur Townsend  83410 1916-2008
FEIG Ruth 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Stuart Gillmore]  33939 1917-
FLEMING Virginia 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Teaches Judson Hill  
GAYLORD Albert 1934 R D, Mansfield, Pa.    
HAWLEY Mary 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Bookkeeper, Swains Music  
HUSTED Joe 1934 Mansfield, Pa.    
JAQUISH Arbutus 1934 R D 2, Covington, Pa. Attends College  
KENNEDY Florence 1934 R D 2, Millerton, Pa.    
KINGSLEY Leona 1934 R D 2, Millerton, Pa. Attends College   18656 1917-1984 Watson Cemetery
KNAPP Esther 1934 Mackeyville, Pa.   Melvin Ferree 56957 1915-2009
LANDON Theresa 1934 Covington, Pa.   Lyle Phillips
LARRISON Jack 1934 Gaines, Pa. Log Cabin Inn  
LONG Beatrice 1934 Whitneyville, Pa.   Harold Price
LOVELAND Anna Belle 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College Max R. Colegrove  83461 1916-1989 Oakwood Cemetery
MOORE Donald 1934 R D 3, Corning, NY   [3]  69228 1916-1989 Prospect Cemetery
MURDOCK Herman 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College  
NASH Ruth 1934 Mainesburg, Pa.   Darwin Welch, [Paul Sterling] 03575 1915-2013 Gillett Cemetery
RUMSEY Maurice 1934 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Anastasia Rusiniak]  06260 1916-
NEAL Miriam 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   16990 1916-2004 Oakwood Cemetery
PALMER Erma 1934     Carl Johnson
RIPLEY Paul 1934 72 Green St., Pontiac, Mi    
ROBBINS James 1934 Triangle Fraternity, State College, Pa.  San Antonia TX in 1995   13876 1917-
SHAW John 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Thelma Muir]  12914 1916-
SHAW Robert 1934 Laceyville, Pa. Care American Store [Pauline Clark]  06558 1916-2010 Oakwood Cemetery
SMITH Keith 1934 Deceased     08063 1915-1933 Prospect Cemetery
SOMERVILLE Robert 1934 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College  
STOUT Myrtle 1934 Mansfield, Pa.   [Walter Doud]  39009 1914-1979 Gray Cemetery
STRANGE John 1934 Sigma Pi House, State College, Pa.   [3]  Penn State 1939 15730 1917-2014 State Road Cemetery
SWEELY Jeanette 1934 R D 8, Wellsboro, Pa.   Arvine Allen 13430 1917-2004 Tioga CMG
TICKNER Louis 1934 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa.   [Norma Blade]  42675 1917-
WARTERS Mae 1934 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   [George Cleveland]  84855 1916-2009 Oakwood
WEST Stuart 1934 Mansfield, Pa.    
WILCOX Genevieve 1934 West High St., Painted Post, NY     03538
WILLIAMS Nellie 1934 Mainesburg, Pa.   [Louis Tears]  04276 1916-2005 Columbia Valley
WOOD Eleanor 1934 Mansfield, Pa.  Works Abrams' Store   [Judson Heater] 21417 1918-
Lettie Austin 1916-2001 Carl Bailey 1916-1990
Lettie A. 84, of Mansfield, PA, September 20, 2001 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born November 28, 1916 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Homer & Amanda Bolt Austin. Lettie was a retired School Teacher at Mansfield High School. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, the United Methodist Women, the Mansfield Garden Club, Twilight Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, DLS Friendship Club, Legion Auxilliary, the National Education Assoc., Penna. State Education Assoc., and the Retired Teachers Assoc. She also served as a Bloodmobile volunteer. Lettie is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, Betsy & Elwyn Kuhl of Mansfield, PA, & 2 grandchildren, Art & Amanda Kuhl. She was predeceased by her husband, Eben in 1985, & a brother, Raymond Austin. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday 2-3 PM. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 3:00 PM with Rev. Joyce Treas, her pastor, & Rev. Canon Rudolph van der Hiel officiating. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorial contributions in Lettie's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, 67 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 or the Tioga Unit of the American Cancer Society, PO Box 3125, Williamsport, PA 17701.

BAILEY - Carl R. Bailey, 74, of Mansfield, died Monday, July 30, 1990. Born May 5, 1916, in Mansfield, he was the son of John and Ingeborg Robertson Bailey. He was a retired carpenter and cabinetmaker. He was an Army Veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Lambscreek Sportsman Club. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Vibeke Bogh; and a daughter, Lise of Mansfield. Services will be held at a later date at the Lambscreek Sportsman Club. Burial will be made at the Arnot Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Lambscreek Sportsman Club or the Mansfield Fireman’s Ambulance Association. Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 1, 1990

Jeanette Bailey 
Teresa Barden
Henry Barnes

BAILEY , Jeanette
Jeannette B. Age 89, of Mansfield, PA, died May 26, 2006 at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born September 8, 1916, in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of A. Ward and Ethel Stickler Bailey. Jeannette was a retiree of Mansfield State College, and volunteered at Santa's Gift Bag. She was a member of the Daughters of American Colonists, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, the DAR, the Descendants of Colonial Clergy, the Twin Tiers Genealogical Society, the Wellsboro Historical Society, and the Columbian Literary Exchange. Jeannette served as a literacy volunteer, and in 1986 was named BPW Woman of the year. She is survived by two stepsons, Ted Rose of Waurika, OK, James Rose of Ft. Worth, TX; and a stepdaughter, Shirley Benson in FL; a brother, Donald Bailey of Columbia, MO; and several nieces and nephews. Jeannette was predeceased by her husband, King, in 1981; two sisters, Frances Shea, and Josephine Hitchcock; a half-brother, Marvin Love; and a half-sister, Pretha Newton. In keeping with Jeannette's wishes there will be no funeral services. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

BARDEN - V. Teresa Barden, 82, [SRGP 86212] formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born April 4, 1916, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of William Milton and Celia Laugerbaum Barden. She was a member of Mansfield United Methodist Church. Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Maria and William Wehrle of Durham, NC; nephew, Denny Bell of Mansfield; and several other nieces and nephews. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Joyce Treas officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield United Methodist Church, North Academy Street, Mansfield, Pa. 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, 13 January 1999

BARNES  Henry D. "Barney" Age 92, of Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Marian (May) Barnes in 2001; a daughter, Debra Knights; and granddaughter, Cheri; and daughter-in-law, Karen Barnes. He is survived by his daughter and sons, Robert Barnes of Horseheads, NY, Linda (Sam) Miller of Gillett, PA, Edward Barnes also of Gillett, PA, Fred Barnes of Frankfort, ME; eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Hazel Sipe of Hershey, PA; Genevieve (Richard) Baker of TX; son-in-law, Lynn Knights of Troy, PA; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, along with several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Joseph Barnes, Lucy Gordon, Mildred Sawers and Elmer Barnes. Henry was born in Mansfield, PA on Dec. 16, 1914, the son of the late Frederick and Lillian Genevieve (Eleston) Barnes. He was raised in Mansfield and was a longtime employee of Brace Tool and Die in Elmira Heights. An accomplished self-taught designer and aviation enthusiast, Barney was at the early age of 18 the designer, fabricator, builder and test pilot for his home built biplane. For over 20 years, Barney, along with his late wife, Marian, belonged to the "Relaxed Squares" square dance club. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, from 1-3:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Elmira.

Joyce Beach 
Robert Bixby
BEACH - Joyce Mary Beach, 80, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 24, 1916, in Westfield, she was a [adopted] daughter of Newton and Carrie Carley Beach. Her mother, Carrie Carley Beach's family include the Garrison, Updike and Treman families. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, past Sunday School teacher, and a member of the 55 Plus Club in Mansfield. Surviving are several cousins. Calling hours were held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there immediately following the calling hours with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy officiating. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Academy Street, Mansfield, Pa. 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, 13 November 1996

Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield
BIXBY - Robert E. Bixby, Sr., 69, of  3885 Sanderosa Road, Fayetteville, NC, formerly of Mansfield, died early Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1986, in Highsmith Rainey Hospital, Fayetteville. Born Jan. 18, 1917, in Elmira, NY, he was a son of Franklin W. and Ruby Mae Swan Bixby. Mr. Bixby was a carpenter and had been a bus driver for the Mansfield schools for more than 20 years. He also had operated B & B Radiator Shop in Mansfield for five years. Mr. Bixby was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples, Canoe Camp. He is survived by his wife, Bethmein [Betty] Weidner; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Rose of Fayetteville, NC; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Tom Smith of Concord, NC, Betty Jean and Wilford Washer, Jr., of Wellsville, NY; brother, Clifford W. Bixby of Mansfield, and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Debra Casey, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 26, 1986

CLARK, Budd Melvin [SRGP 76541] - Budd M. Clark, 97, a well-known Wysox area businessman and community leader, died peacefully on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Budd was born on Oct. 21, 1916 in Mansfield, Pa., the son of Budd A. Clark and Ella Louise Bates Clark. An Eagle Scout, Budd graduated from Mansfield High School and continued his education at Mansfield State College obtaining a degree in education. He would later receive a degree in agriculture from Penn State University. In his early years, Budd worked on the docks in Philadelphia as a fruit inspector, and later taught for the Allentown Area School District. He also was the general manager of several GLF locations throughout New York State. Relocating from Mansfield to Wysox in 1946, Budd became the general manager of West Motors, owned by his brother-in-law Stuart West. On June 12, 1950, Budd married the former Almeda Brown in Franklindale. This past June, Budd and Almeda celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. In 1956, Budd founded Clark Furniture and Carpetland a successful business he actively operated for over 50 years. Budd was a very active member of the community, serving as President of the Towanda Area School Board for many years, the Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce, which recently presented Budd with the "Old Faithful" lifetime achievement award, the Blue Lodge of the Masonic Temple; obtaining the 32nd degree, Oddfellows, Shriners, and the Rotary Club. Budd also held the position of Bradford County Republican Committeeman for over 40 years. Budd was also a devoted, long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda. An avid sports enthusiast, Budd was often seen jogging across Veteran's Memorial Bridge well into his eighties. Budd enjoyed traveling, history, and studying Latin. Budd was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, and will be deeply missed. Surviving in addition to his wife Almeda Brown Clark of Wysox, are his sons, Budd W. Clark of Wysox, Tim Clark and his wife Elyse of Towanda; daughters, Rebecca Clark of Franklindale and Sarah Clark Burlingame and her husband Ron of Towanda; his grandchildren, David and Adam, Heather, Kevin, Erica, Jordan and Nolan, Ronnie, Blake, Trey, and Lincoln; his great-grandchildren, Casey, Seth Alex, and Rylan, Owen and Landon, Breanna and Addison; and his great-great grandson, Weston. In addition to his parents, Budd was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Sara Clark West and Stuart West of Mansfield; his granddaughter, Brittany Anne Burlingame; and great-granddaughter, Brynn Mae Burlingame. A celebration of Budd's life will be held beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Towanda. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m. at the church until the time of the service. Interment will be private in the Wysox Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, Pa., the Towanda Public Library, 104 Main St., Towanda, Pa., or to the Towanda Rotary Club Budd M. Clark Scholarship Fund, in care of Lori Blascak, treasurer, Citizens & Northern Bank, 428 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Budd's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. 
Published in Daily Review from July 13 to July 15, 2014


James Every
Mary Lou Farrer 
EVERY – James Every, 90, (SRGP 27394) of Mansfield, died Thursday, April 20, 2006 at his home. James was born Dec. 9, 1915 in Sayre, a son of the late Clarence and Mary Every. James owned and operated Every Construction Company. He was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church and enjoyed his responsibilities as a Democratic committeeman. James is survived by one nephew, Dennis Hogan of Mansfield; several great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother, Frances, Mary Elizabeth, Joan, and Joseph. Family and friends were invited to call on Sunday, April 23 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating James’ life was held on Monday, April 24 at the Hold Child Catholic Church, S. Main St., Mansfield. Burial was made in St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg. – The Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2006, p.6A

FARRER - Mary Lou Townsend, age 91, of Mansfield, PA, died Wed., September 24, 2008, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Mary Lou was born December 31, 1916 in Houghton, PA, a daughter of Philip and Robbie Morris (Key) Farrer. She was a retired Special Ed teacher for Wellsboro Blast Unit. Mary Lou was married to the late Arthur Townsend, Jr. She was a lifetime member of the Mansfield V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and was a past president. She enjoyed reading, bowling, gardening, flowers, cooking, and spending time with her family. Mary Lou is survived by four sons, Arthur Townsend, Jr. of Springfield, VA, Steven (Nancy) Townsend of Overland Park, KS, Richard (Frances) Townsend of Severn, MD, Neil Townsend and his companion, Floss Ralston of Mansfield, PA; three daughters, Phyllis Townsend of Corning, NY, Sandra Hammeken of Tampa, FL, Lorraine Townsend of Mansfield, PA; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Iloe Farrer of Mansfield, PA. Mary Lou was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Townsend, Jr., and a brother, John Farrer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA with her granddaughter, Elizabeth Townsend officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Lou’s memory to the Mansfield VFW Ladies Auxiliary, South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, or a charity of ones choice.

Miss Virginia C. Fleming, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fleming, was married to Wayne McClure, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne McClure, Snedekerville, in a pretty ceremony Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of her parents near Mansfield. The ceremony was performed by Charles N. Ouderkirk, Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in the presence of the immediate families. Miss Phyllis Grant, Mansfield, was maid of honor, and Melvin Kilgore was best man. The bride is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School and State Teachers College. She has been teaching in the Judson Hill School. Mr. McClure is a graduate of the Troy High School. (handwritten on article 1938)

Leona Kingsley
Esther Knapp 

KINGSLEY, LEONA K. DUNMORE:  Leona K. Dunmore, 66, of RD 2, Millerton, died Friday,Feb. 3, 1984, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born in Roseville on September. 23, 1917, she was the daughter of Malcomb and Laura Longwell Kingsley.  A 1938 graduate of Mansfield University, she had taught school in Port Jervis, N.Y., for twenty years.  She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church.  Surviving her is one son, Dale, of Wellsboro.  Friends were invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5.  the funeral was held there Monday, Feb. 6, at 11 am with the Rev. Edward Green, her pastor, officiating.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  The family furnished flowers.  Those who wish may make donations to the Mansfield University Foundation at the Alumni Office.

ESTHER L. KNAPP FERREE, 94, OF 6 Hill St., Mill Hall, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at the home of her special niece, Mary Ann Ferree.  Born March 11, 1915 in Mansfield, PA, she was a daughter of the late Irving and Dora Boyce Knapp.  Her husband, Melvin Ferree, died in 1958.  A 1934 graduate of the Mansfield High School, Esther was employed at Champion Parts Rebuilders, retiring in 1984. A very active member of Blanchard Church of Christ, she was a member of the Beech Creek Grange and she enjoyed baking, gardening, swimming, sewing, reading, and flower gardening.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Peters in 1960.  Surviving are three grandchildren, William Leroy Peters of Mill Hall, Jeffrey Peters of Bardstown, KY, and Rodney Peters of Blaxland, Australia;  seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Also preceding her in death were her two brothers, Robert and William Knapp, and two sisters, Margaret Klump and Hilda Brickley.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, Aug. 18 in the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall.  Services will be Wednesday, Aug. 19 in Blanchard Church of Christ with Rev. Russel J. Moldovan, her pastor officiating.  Internment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.  The family will provide flowers and requests memorials be made to the Blanchard Church of Christ through the funeral home.

Anna Belle Loveland 

LOVELAND- ANNABELLE (LOVELAND) COLEGROVE, age 73, of Clinton St., Mansfield, PA, died October 27, 1989 at Williamsport General Hospital. Family will receive friends at the Mansfield First United Methodist Church, Sunday at 3pm, followed by Funeral Services there at 4pm, with Revs. Thomas Searfoss and Rudolph Van der Hiel officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Colegrove’s memory may be made to: the Mansfield Borough Council, 19 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA to be used in the Max L. Colegrove Memorial Park or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA she is survived by 3 sons, James W. of Williamsport, John H. and Richard M., both of Mansfield; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Taylor of Shippensburg, PA; 9 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Max, August 19, 1986. Mrs. Colegrove was born February 16, 1916 in Milesburg, PA, the daughter of James and Mary Flanigan Loveland. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She began her teaching career in Shinglehouse, PA and later taught at the Campus and Warren L. Miller grade schools in Mansfield. She was a 1934 graduate of Mansfield High School, 1938 graduate of the former Mansfield State Teachers College, member of the First United Methodist Church, member and past matron of Twilight Chapter #475 OES, member of the Tioga County Historical Society and the Mansfield 55 plus Club.

Donald Moore
Miriam Neal 
MOORE, Donald A. [SRGP 69228] - Donald A. Moore, 73, of RD1, Mansfield, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 1989 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born May 7, 1916 in Wellsboro he was the son of Willis and Alice Winters Moore. He was a retired self-employed building contractor and a WWII Army Veteran. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Merrills; four sons, Willis D. and Victor A., both of California, Robert L. of Lockport, NY and Donald G. of Leesburg, Fla.; two daughters, Joan Wilder, of Palm Bay, Fla. and Mrs. Carl [Cheryl] Nichols, of Campbell, NY; three brothers, Wayne of Wellsboro, Raymond of West End, NC and Cecil of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Anita Speary of Wellsboro; 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Calling hours were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield on Monday, Dec. 18, from 1-3 p.m. Services were held at the conclusion of the calling hours with the Rev. Thomas Thomas officiating. Family provided flowers. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 20, 1989, p.12

NASH Ruth Sterling (See 1933 Page for photo)
97, formerly of Troy, PA died peacefully on Thursday evening, June 13, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Blossburg.  Ruth Eleanor Nash was born in Elmira, NY on October 16, 1915, a daughter of Everett and Anna (Mason) Nash.  She was a 1933 graduate of Mansfield High School.  In addition to caring for her family and home, Ruth enjoyed working.  She was employed by the Artistic Card Co in Elmira, Stauffer’s Store in Mainesburg and later was an aide at Troy Hospital for several years.  She married Paul Sterling at the Gillett Baptist Church.  They shared 23 years before his passing on June 11, 1992.  Ruth attended the State Road Baptist Church in Mainesburg, the Gillett Baptist Church and their Breans Women’s Group.  She also especially enjoyed going to the Old Covert Church on Armenia Mtn. for Mother’s Day.  She was a member of the Austinville Lady Rebekahs.  Family was most important in Ruth’s life.  She also camped, traveled and visited all the states.  She and Paul also enjoyed wintering in Dade City, Florida.  Surviving are her four children; Janice (Lyle) Foster of Troy, Ken Welch of Granville Summit, Phyllis (Kirk) Smethers of Blossburg and Charles (Linda) Welch of Dade City, FL.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; three stepchildren; Paula Mallory of Troy, Stanley (Debbie) Sterling and Steve (Sally) Sterling all of Gillett, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband Paul, she was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Cook and an infant brother and infant sister, Everett Jr. and Lillian.  Calling hours are 11 – 12 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton.  The funeral will follow with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating.  Burial will follow in Gillett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Sterling’s name may be made to Covert Church, c/o RR 1 Box 368 Troy, PA 16947.  Funeral Home Obituary – June 16, 2013

Mary L. (Miriam) Neal, 88, of Mansfield, died Friday, July 2, 2004 at home. Born June 14, 1916 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Dr. Leonard and Estella Husted Neal. She was retired from teaching in the Elmira City Schools. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield and the Garden Club. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer, Byron, William; and a sister, Elizabeth. Surviving are a brother, Darwin Neal of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield on Friday, July 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Services will be held at 2 p.m., following calling hours with the Rev. Deborah Casey officiating. Burial will be made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, P.O. Box 72, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.

Robert Shaw
SHAW Robert B. Shaw (SRGP 06558)
94, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Mansfield, the son of Earl and Daisy Brace Shaw. Bob was a retired police officer at Mansfield University and he also retired from First Citizens National Bank. He had served on the Mansfield Borough Council, was a life member of the Mansfield Firemen's Ambulance Association, a member of the Arnot Sportsman's Club and the Dad's of Foreign Service Veterans Post 264. Bob is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Deanne and Jerald Rumsey of Mansfield, Paula and Arthur Bush of Greenwood, S.C.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary Shaw of Mansfield, Paul and Connie Shaw of Mansfield; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Paulie Shaw of Dallas, Texas, Earl Jr. and Margaret Shaw of Damascus, Md., Bryon and Barbara Shaw of Painted Post, N.Y., Harold and Elaine Shaw of Mansfield, Gayle and Barbara Shaw of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister, Marilyn Lee of Bolivar, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Pauline Clark Shaw in January 1987; a daughter, Joan Bixby in August 2010; two brothers, Daryl and Leland Shaw; and four sisters, his twin sister, Roberta Vaughn, Leree Coates, Virginia Erway, and Alice Scott.  Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 6 p.m. with his son-in-law, Arthur Bush officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions in Bob's memory may be made to Laurel Home Health Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or the Mansfield Firemen's Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933. Wellsboro Gazette - November 8, 2010
Keith Smith
Myrtle Stout 

SMITH - Keith Smith [SRGP 08063] died Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock at the Blossburg hospital. He was born at Laquin, April 28, 1915. A few years ago the family moved to their farm in Richmond. He was a Senior in the Mansfield Senior High School, where he was vice-president of the Future Farmers' Club. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Lowell M., Elwin B. and Wendell, and three sisters, Alene, Louise and Alice. The funeral was held Friday. Rev. D.W. Bayle officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 1, 1933

STOUT - DOUD, Myrtle:  Age 64 of Canada Rood, Covington, Pa., Friday, January 12, 1979 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m., Pastor Eugene B. Wood officiating. Burial in Gray Cemetery, Covington.  Survived by one sister, Mrs. Hazel Miller of Spencer, N. Y.; one brother, Elmer J. Stout of East Smithfield; mother-in-law, Mrs. Florence Aberle of Covington; many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Mansfield, Blossburg, and Wellsboro. She and her late husband, Wesley owned and operated the Doud Poultry Form on Canada Road in Covington for many years. She was born in Mansfield, January 24, 1914 the daughter of John and Minnie Tillberg Stout.

John Gray Strange
Jeanette Sweely 
Diploma Plus Job
John G. Strange, son of Mr. & Mrs. John C. Strange of Mansfield, graduated from the School of Forestry at Pennsylvania State College  June 12. Mr. Strange is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School and attended the State Teachers' College. He has employment as a surveyor and is located near Pittsburgh. - Gray scrapbook, no date on clipping [1939]

Mansfield Advertiser - 1958
Major Strange Teaching at Fort Leonard Wood
Major John G. Strange, son of Mrs. John C. Strange, Mainesburg, PA, is on six weeks temporary duty as an instructor at the Reserve Officer Training Corps summer camp at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Major Strange is scheduled to return to his regular duties as an associate professor of military science and tactics at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is a 1934 graduate of Mansfield High School and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. The major is a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.

John Gray Strange -John attended the Gray's Valley school for the first eight grades and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1934. He graduated from Penn State with a B. S. in Forestry in 1939. On 8 July 1941, he enlisted in the U. S. Army as a 2nd Lt. and he was promoted to Lt. Col. on 29 Sep 1942. He retired in 1967 from the Army. In World War II, he was at Pearl Harbor on 7 Dec 1941. He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries at the Battle of the Bulge 26 Dec 1944. He served construction duty in Korea in 1954-55, was Korean Advisor in 1960-61, and was Area Engineer for Afghanistan in 1964-66. He served 21 years active duty and 6 in the Reserves. Following his retirement he was employed 13 years by Gannett Fleming Engineers of Harrisburg as a Resident Engineer in Pollution Control. In addition to the Purple Heart, he was awarded the Army Commendation Award, the Asiatic-Pacific Medal, and the European Theater Medal. [Interviewed by Joyce M.Tice 1995]

 STRANGE, John Gray - Strange, Lt. Col. Ret. John Gray, passed away June 13, 2014 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born February 19, 1917 in Gray’s Valley, PA, to the late John Cooley and Alice Gray Strange.  He was predeceased by brother Edson Cooley and wife Marion White Strange.  He is survived by his wife Odeena Jensen Strange, daughter Shelley and husband David Hamel, sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Jensen Campbell and Hildred Jensen Yost, one grandchild, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  John graduated in Forestry from Penn State University in 1939 where, while on the cross country track team he qualified for the next Olympics.  He continued training in Hawaii where he was sent as a draftee.  He was there on December 7, 1941.  He became an officer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after training at Ft. Belvoir Virginia.  From there he went to England and France.  He was wounded in France and received the Purple Heart.  After the war he returned to civilian life but continued in the Army Reserves.  When asked to help fill the need of Engineers in the Army he returned to active duty.  John was in Korea and during the Christmas season he went on leave to Tokyo.  On the military plane in Seoul a teacher from the Army dependents school came aboard.  She asked him if the vacant seat next to him was taken.  No, so she sat.  They chatted and it turned out she taught his commanding officer’s son.  Thus introduced, they enjoyed Tokyo and later Korea together.  Back in the U.S. they married in Odeena’s church in Berkley, CA.  John had various postings in the United States, two in Korea, and the most unusual was to Afghanistan in the sixties.  He looked it up on a map to find the location.  His assignment was overseeing the completion of the road from Kabul to Kandahar.  Upon retirement from the Army the Col. Became a Resident Engineer for Gannett Flemming Corp.  Finally in retirement in Gray’s Valley he enjoyed his membership in Corey Creek Golf Club playing with his senior friends.  He was a lifelong member of the Sullivan State Road Baptist Church.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and family visits.  Friends are invited to John’s graveside service at the Sullivan State Road Cemetery on Wednesday at 11:30 AM.  He will be laid to rest there with full military honors.  Family will provide the flowers.  Memorial contributions in his memory may be directed to the Sullivan State Road Baptist Church c/o Donna Davey 18593 Rt. 6 Mansfield, PA 16933.  - A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Mansfield, PA.

SWEELY, Jeanette - ALLEN Listed on 04/13/04
           Jeanette L. Age 86, of Davis Road, Wellsboro, PA, died April 7, 2004 at the home of her daughter in Glendale, AZ. Jeanette was the wife of the late Arvine D. Allen.  She was born April 11, 1917 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of the late Fred and Cora Leiseuring Sweely. She graduated from Mansfield High School and was a Nutritional Aid for Penn State Cooperative Extension. Jeanette was a member of the Middle Ridge United Methodist Church, a volunteer at the Tioga County Fair  for over 30 years, and loved gardening, canning, square dancing and traveling. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Blaine and Patti Allen, Mansfield, PA, Dale and Sandra Allen, Wellsboro, PA, and Lance and Sherry Allen, Wellsboro, PA; daughters and sons-in-law, Kaye and Kurt Dodge, Glendale, AZ, and Sallie and Lewis Sticklin, Wellsboro, PA; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;  brother and sister-in-law, Leigh and Pat Sweely, Tioga, PA; sister, MarcielHolton, Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Arnold Allen, Wellsboro, PA; sister-in-law, Emma Sweely, Mansfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. Shewas preceded in death by her brother, Keith Sweely. Friends and relatives are invited to Jeanette's Life Celebration on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, April 15, 2004, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Thursday, April 15, 2004, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kermit Shrawder officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.

Mae Warters 
Almeron J. Whitteker
92, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died October 14, 2009 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born October 16, 1916 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Reuben and Lena Sherman Warters. Mae was a faithful member of the Lambs Creek Bible Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Rosemary Cleveland of Mansfield, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bonnie Loveland of Mansfield, PA and Julie and Chuck Besanceney of Mansfield, PA; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, George, in 1999. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Sunday 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Mae's memory may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Assoc., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 16, 2009

                Almeron J. Whitteker, 85, of Mansfield died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at home.   Born May 4, 1915, in Mansfield, he was the son of Wayne and Maude   Lounsbury Whitteker.   He was a retiree of Ingersoll Rand, Painted Post, N.Y.   He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and AARP. He was  an avid hunter and a member of the NRA and the Lambs Creek Sportsman's Club.  Preceding him in death were three brothers, Stanley, Randolph and Claude.    Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Janice Nichols; one son, David of  Mansfield; three daughters, Judith Gee of Canton, Betty Jean Sumner of Mansfield and Sharon Snyder of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Jean Mitchell of Covington and Marian Chamberlain of Towanda; 14 grandchildren and 15   great-grandchildren.  Calling hours were held Sunday, March 18, at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Monday, March 19, with the Rev. Joyce Treas officiating.    Burial was made at Tioga County Memorial Gardens.

Nellie Williams 
WILLIAMS - TEARS Nellie Williams Age 88, of Troy, PA, died Saturday, August 6, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born  October 28, 1916 in Covington Township, Tioga County, the daughter of Lynn and Jennie Connelly Williams. Nellie was a member of the former Elk  Run Methodist Church and a communicant of the United Methodist Church of Roseville. She is survived by a son, Carol Lee Tears of Mansfield,  PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Kenneth Kinkead of Hollidaysburg, PA, Sally and Dale VanNoy of Granville Summit, PA, four  grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Louise, in May 1980; a sister, Ermel Spencer, in August 1994; and a grandson, Dennis Lee Kinkead, in October 1971. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited  to attend a Memorial Service at the Roseville United Methodist Church, Wednesday, August 10, 2005, at 7 p.m. with Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Interment will be in Columbia Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Nellie's memory may be made  to the Roseville United Methodist Church building fund, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, PA 16933.
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