|The History Center on Main Street, 83 N. Main Street, Mansfield PA 16933 email@example.com|
|Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA|
||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
This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information.
|We now have a local history museum in Mansfield representing
the area in and naer Manfield.
Visit the History Center on Main Street at 83 North Main Street. We also have a locaton at 61 North Main Street.
Regular hours are noon to 3 T, W Th or by appointment.
Planning a Reunion? Be sure to include a visit to the History Center to see our Blue and Gold Room, Displays of yearbooks and ALL the graduates of this school. We like to have Welcome Home Receptions for our returning Mansfieldians.
If you have obituaries for classmates, parents siblings, that we have not includedon the class pages, please send them to us.
|SURNAME||FIRST NAME||YEAR||ADDRESS in 1938||OCCUPATION||SPOUSE NAME||SRGP||Life Years||Cemetery|
|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-|
|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|
|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||||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|
|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|
|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.||||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|
|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|
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
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.
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
|Mary Lou Farrer
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)
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.
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. NEAL (SRGP 16990)
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.
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
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.
|Almeron J. Whitteker
ALMERON J. WHITTEKER [SRGP 82777]
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.
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