The History Center on Main Street

61 North Main Street, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933

Community History & Genealogy

Items & Articles About Our Local Schools

Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
Mansfield High School Graduates 1913 to 1937
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. Curriculum and middle names are added from the 1936 Commencement Brochure

AYERS Kermit 1936 Mansfield, Pa.    
BAILEY Doris Gertrude 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Joseph Hayden]  31715 1919-2014
BAIRD Ann Elizabeth 1936 Academic Mill City, Pa. Attends College  
BARDEN Lyle George 1936 Voc. Ag. R D., Mansfield, Pa.   [Theo Sherman]  14215 1918-2001 Tioga County memorial Gardens
BAYNES John Henry 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Audrey Griffiths]  23075 1921-2016 Prospect/Oakwood
BEARDSLEE Frank W. 1936 Academic R D., Mansfield, Pa.   [Molly Coleman]  01843 1919-1994 Glenwood Cemetery
BENTLEY Maurice R. 1936 Academic R D 3, Mansfield, Pa. Works in Elmira   77851   -1986
BRACE Eben Charles 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Lettie Austin]  10340 1917-1985 Glenwood Cemetery
BRACE Gordon H. 1936 Voc. Ag. R D., Mansfield, Pa.   [Muriel Friends, Esther Baity]  02075 1919-2002 Watson Cemetery
CARBERRY Edward R. [Edwin] 1936 Academic U.S.S. Downes, San Diego, Calif.   [Wanda Brace] 86892 1916-1990 San Diego
Cleveland George W. 1936 Academic [Mae Warters] 84856 1917-1999 Oakwood Cemetery
CLEVELAND Lucille Eleanor 1936 Academic R D 1, Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Harold Rhodes] 92832
COOK Owen Lawrence 1936 Voc. Ag. Rutland, Pa.   [Shirley Merrick]  10088 Turned 100 Apr 2018
CRIPPEN Creig Bement 1936 Academic 1524 Green St., Harrisburg, Pa.     71951 1918- 2009
CUMMINGS Edna Mae 1936 Voc.H.E. R D., Mansfield, Pa.   [Locey] 48357 1919-2005 Prospect Cemetery
CUMMINGS Marian Jeannette 1936 Voc.H.E. R D., Mansfield, Pa.   [Delbert Pryor]  88054 1920-2008
GARRISON Gordon F. 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Ramona Kidwell]  25573 1917-1966 Prospect Cemetery
GILES Edna Alene 1936 Voc.H.E. R D., Mansfield, Pa.   [Elbert Thomas]  20585 1918-1973 Lawrence Corners Cemetery
HAGER Lois Sylvia 1936 Voc.H.E. Blossburg, Pa.   William Harris 35878 1919-1983 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
HITCHCOCK Wendell Wood 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa. Works Johnson's Garage [Jo Bailey, 2 more]  13057 1918-2005 Prospect Cemetery
HORTON Marie Winifred 1936 Academic R D 3, Mansfield, Pa. Works Preston's Store   88161
HUGHES Harry W. 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa. Attends College  
JAQUISH Martha C. 1936 Voc.H.E. Covington, Pa. Attends College [Orlando Barrocco]  82078 1918-2004
JERALD Ethel Fidelia 1936 Voc.H.E. R D., Elkland, Pa.   Kenneth Weeks 82782
JONES Marian Ruth 1936 Voc.H.E. Horseheads, NY    
KELLEY Agnes 1936 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College  
KIBBIE Ida Mae 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Wilson] 87296 1917-2003 Oakwood Cemetery
LEWIS Ernest E. 1936 Academic 1209 Bluemount Ave., Manhattan, Ks Mech.Eng.Kansas State   78235
NILES Rosa Evelyn 1936 Voc.H.E. R D 3, Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   68540 1917-1997 Oakwood Cemetery
OWEN Robert M. 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   92756 1918-2002
PRECIT Helen 1936 Voc.H.E. Mansfield, Pa.  Works Abrams' Store   94123
RHOADES Harold Christian 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa.    
RUMSEY Richard B. 1936 Academic R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   {Alma Marshall]  06261 1919-
SCHANBACHER Chester Allen 1936 Academic Mansfield, Pa.   Theodosia TenEyck 13806 1918-1979 Tioga CMG
SHAW Llwellyn Byron, Jr. 1936 Academic Tunkhannock, Pa.   [Ella Howland]  12915 1918-2004
SHERWOOD Olga Alene 1936 Voc.H.E. R D 3, Mansfield, Pa. Wmsport Business Coll. [William Grafius, Peter Dubiak] 68411 1917-
SMITH Robert M. 1936 Voc.Ag. R D 4, Mansfield, Pa.     03672 1917-2007
STICKLER Bernice Bernita 1936 Voc.H.E. Tioga, Pa.   [Harold Gernert]  08668 1920-1977 Oakwood Cemetery
SUMNER Robert John 1936 Voc.Ag. R D., Mansfield, Pa.     78822
TENEYCK Theodosia Blanche 1936 Voc.H.E. Mansfield, Pa.   Chester Schanbacher 17189 1918-2010 TCMG
WALKER Kathryn Elizabeth 1936 Voc.H.E. Mansfield, Pa.   [James Brown]  70445
WEST Foster Orren 1936 Academic R D 2., Mansfield, Pa     89743 1918-2001 Wellsboro Cemetery
WHITTAKER Stanley Wayne 1936 Voc.Ag. R D 2., Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Crystal Bailey]  78629 1917-1994 Oakwood Cemetery
YOUNGS Herbert Wilson 1936 Academic Meadville, Pa. Care Monroe Electric Co.  
Doris Bailey
Lyle Barden
BAILEY, Doris - Doris B. Hayden of Panton, Vt. died on Friday, May 9, 2014, of heart failure at age 94. She was born on Sept. 15, 1919, in Mansfield, daughter of Sadie Mabel (Bowen) and Dwight Hoard Bailey. Doris attended Mansfield State College and Northwestern University, receiving a BA in occupational therapy, and Penn State University, receiving an MA in college guidance. She worked as a special ed teacher and advocate for children with special needs. She married Joseph L. Hayden in June 1941 and resided in Pennsylvania until moving to Panton, Vt. in 1986. She worked until about 2004 at the Bixby Memorial Library and maintained a business caning chairs and teaching caning until recently. She was an inspiration to her family and friends, always maintaining a positive approach to life. Her gardens were greatly appreciated by all.Doris is survived by four children, Joseph (and Ruth) Hayden of Elizabethtown, Ky., Cheryl Hayden of Shirley, Mass., Lucinda (and Randy) Luckenbill of Wellsboro, and Anita (Teena) Hayden, of Panton, Vt. She had five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, Shane Hayden of Kentucky, Chenoa McMillan of Dauphin County, Pa., Naomi and Danika Shinn of South Philadelphia, Sara Heatley of Liberty, Sofia Luckenbill of Bethlehem; and one great-great-grandchild. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Joseph Hayden, in 2000. They had been married for 58 years.A memorial service will be held at the Vergennes Congregational Church at a time to be scheduled, presided over by the Rev. Gary Lewis. Interment of her ashes will be in Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Addison County Home Health and Hospice or the Vergennes Rescue Squad. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 2014

                Lyle George Barden, 82, of Lake Wales, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Winter Haven Hospital.   Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Mansfield, he was the son of George Crippen Barden and Lottie Mae Randall.  He was retired from plumbing, certified welder and pipe fitter.  He served in the Navy during World War II.   Preceding him in death was his wife of 61 years, Theo May Sherman. Surviving are two daughters, Sandra R. Polous of Haines City, Fla., and Sylvia  A. Casher of Kissimmee, Fla.; one son, Steven George Barden of Omaha, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Betty Hinklie of Mansfield, Mrs. Esther Sherman of Trout Run and Mrs. Hazel  Barden of Wellsboro; one niece and seven nephews.  Burial will be held at Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Memorial services will be held at a later date.    Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield.

John H, Baynes
Frank Beardslee
Maurice Bentley
- 1986
Eben Brace 

BAYNES, John H.  (SRGP 23075)- John H. Baynes, 95, a Mansfield native, died peacefully on Thursday, July 21, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife, Audrey G. Baynes; his parents, Leon and Lettie Limbaugh Baynes; his brothers, Richard C. and Harold L. Baynes. Dr. Baynes received a B.S. degree from Mansfield State Teachers College, Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and his Doctor of Music Arts degree from Boston University. He was a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II, retiring in 1980 as a Major in the Air Force Reserves. The majority of his teaching career was in Mansfield, as the public school music director and then at Mansfield State College where for nine years he was chairman of the Music Department. He also served as the Province Governor of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. After his retirement from teaching in 1977 he continued at the University as Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs until 1979. An involved citizen as well as a revered teacher, John served as president of the Mansfield Kiwanis, Commander of American Legion Post 478, Noble Grand of the Mansfield Lodge I.O.O.F., was involved in Boy Scouts and played tuba in the town band. He also served as the first chairman of the board of the Laurel Health System in Tioga County. A devout Christian, he was active in the Mansfield First Baptist Church as moderator, a deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir leader. While living in York, John played string bass in the York Symphony Orchestra, served as registrar for the Susquehanna University Institute for Lifelong Learning, and was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Men's Club, and the Jeffersonians. John and Audrey's final years were lived out contentedly at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek in Jacksonville, Fla.. John is survived by son, John G. Baynes and wife Connie (Trask); daughter, Margaret L. Sekella and husband, Gary; daughter Kathryn B. Machinski and husband Bob. He was the grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of 13. He was a mentor and counselor to many, among them seven nieces and four nephews who loved him dearly. A memorial service for John and Audrey Baynes will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m., in the sanctuary of the Mansfield First Baptist Church. They will be interred at Prospect Cemetery in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to The Mansfield Foundation, 71 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 designated to the "John and Audrey Baynes String Endowment", or to the Mansfield First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 7 Sherwood St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 -  Mansfield Gazette, September 7, 2016

Frank W. Beardslee, 75, of East Troy, PA, died Friday, May 20, 1994, at the Troy Community Hospital. He was born Jan 23, 1919, in Elk Run, PA, the son of Henry and Carolyn McConnell Beardslee. He was a former member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church and was currently a member of the East Troy Methodist Church. He sold automobiles from 1954 to 1981 with Rose Chevrolet in Mansfield and Hall Motor Co. in Troy. He was a member of the East Sullivan Grange. Frank and his wife, Mollie Beardsley, were antiques enthusiasts for over 20 years. Frank enjoyed bowling and was active in the sport from 1959 to 1992. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mollie E. Beardslee; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Jeannine Beardslee of Campbell, NY, and Dennis and Judy Beardslee of Troy; daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Richard Gee of Lawrenceville, PA, five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Brian A. Gee, in 1988, and his sisters Betty McAdoo, in 1977, and Shirley Smith, in 1991. Friends called at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral was held Monday at 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Raffensperger officiating. Burial was at the Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. Memorials may be sent to the Lou Gehrig's Disease Foundation. (TGR, Thursday, May 26, 1994)

BENTLEY - Maurice Bentley of Commerce, Texas died Wednesday January 29, 1986. He was born the son of Ralph and Louise O’Dell Bentley. He is survived by his wife Margaret Brewer Bentley, two daughters, Barbara and Linda in California; two stepsons, Gary and James Matthews and one grandchild. Funeral and burial were held on Friday, January 31 in Commerce, Texas. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 5, 1986

Eben C. Brace, 68, of 84 North Main St.,Mansfield, died Saturday, July 13, 1985 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born at  Mansfield June 16, 1917, he was a son of LaVerne and Hazel Ruggles Brace. He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and served 12 years as church treasurer. Mr. Brace was a member of Mansfield Veteran of Foreign Wars Post, Friendship Lodge 247 F&AM, and Coudersport Consistory. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Lettie Austin; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Betsy) and Elvin (Joe) Kuhl, Mansfield; grandson, Elwin Arthur Kuhl and granddaughter, Andrea Lea Kuhl; nephews Gerald and David Austin; nieces, Barbara Wolcott, Janet Widger and Diane Fredericy; sister-in-law, Martha Brace Stafford. The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Scuremans, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy. The Rev. James T. Dawes, his pastor, officiated.

Gordon Brace
Edwin Robert Carberry
George Cleveland

BRACE  Gordon H. Age 83, of Mainesburg, PA, January 21, 2002 at Broad Acres Health & Rehab Center. He was born October 16, 1918 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Harry & Lucy Tanner Brace. Gordon was a retired farmer. He was a member of the former Elk Run United Methodist Church & East Sullivan Grange. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former, Esther Baity; 3 sons & a daughter-in-law, Clifford of Mainesburg, PA, Darwin & Susan of Knoxville, PA, Kenneth of Mainesburg, PA; daughters & sons-in-law, Phyllis & John Estep of Mansfield, PA, Martha & Jim Radin of Lockwood, NY; a brother, Sterling of Wellsboro, PA; 3 sisters, Frances Vosburg of Berthoud, CO, Eloise Foster of Elmira, NY, Winifred Tears of Troy, PA; 5 grandchildren. He was predeceased by 3 brothers, Glenn, Boyd & Harold; 4 sisters, Edith Smith, Ella Mae Smith, Ruth Wetmore & DeEtta Cole. There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, Wednesday at 1:00 PM with Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gordon's memory may be made to the building fund of the Roseville United Methodist Church.

Mansfield Advertiser, 3 July 1946, p.1 Edward Carberry Participated in Test of Atomic Bomb 

Chief Petty Officer Edward Carberry [SRGP 86892], of the engineering division, was in charge of the engineering group on the USS Rhind which participated in the atomic bomb test Sunday.  Chief Petty Officer Carberry and his group of nine men installed the microphone on the Rhind that broadcast the blast. They left the ship a few hours before the bomb was dropped. The Rhind was one of the ships in the outer circle of the bombing area.  Chief Petty Officer Carberry, formerly of Mansfield, is a son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Carberry, of Pasadena, California. Mrs. Carberry, the former Miss Wanda Brace, returned in March from San Francisco, where she taught for a year. She is at the home of her mother, Mrs. Cecil Brace, on St. James Street.  

CLEVELAND - George W. Cleveland, 81, of Mansfield died Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Mansfield, he was the son of Harold and Hazel Clemens Cleveland. He was a retired building contractor and a local businessman. He was a member of the Lambs Creek Bible Church. An avid sportsman, he was a life member, director and co-founder of the Lambs Creek Sportsman's Club. Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Mae Warters Cleveland; one son, Gary Cleveland of Mansfield; two daughters, Bonnie Loveland of Wellsboro and Julie Besanceney of Mansfield; four sisters, Betty Evans of Mansfield, Sally Austin of Horseheads, NY, Janice Husted of Deland, Fla, and Connie Heller of Big Flats, NY; an aunt and uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Cleveland of Smethport; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, April 22, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, April 23, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Floyd Barackman officiating. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Lambs Creek Bible Church, Mansfield, PA 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, 21 April 1999

Owen Cook
Doing well at 101 (2018)
Creig Crippen
Marion Cummings
Creig Crippen at Joyce's Museum September 2006. 
He lived in the Soldiers Home in Washington DC when he died of cancer in July 2009.

CUMMINGS - Marian J. Pryor, 87, died Friday, May 2, 2008 at Broad Acres, Wellsboro. She was the wife of the late Delbert Pryor who died in 1971. Marian was born Sept. 5, 1920 in Richmond Township, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Maude Smith Cummings. She had worked for Westinghouse and was of the Methodist faith. Surviving are nephews and niece, Laura and Melvin Cummings of Tioga, Neil Hager, Allan Hager, David Hager and Eddie Hager. She was predeceased by her husband, brother, Wilford Cummings, and sisters Margaret Hager and Lillian Burnham. There will be no services. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Mansfield Gazette, 7 May 2008

Gordon Garrison 
1917 -1966
Lois Hagar
Wendell Hitchcock

HAGER –LOIS S. HARRIS age 64 RD 2, Tioga, PA died Thursday, April 7, 1983 at Robert Packer Hospital.  Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Saturday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. John Shypulefski officiating.  Interment Tioga County Memorial Gardens.  She is survived by her husband, William M. Harris; daughters, Mrs. Jennifer Smith of Orangeville, PA, Mrs. Janet Cummings of Mansfield, PA; sons, Robert of Lawrenceville, PA, Frederick of Hollywood, VA, Phillip of Millerton, PA, Stephen of Tioga, PA; 18 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Austin of Wellsboro, PA, Mrs. Eloise Smith, Miss Ina Hager, Mrs. Julia Jerzak, Mrs. Lena Burrrows all of Mansfield; brothers, Fordyce Hager and Milton Hager both of Mansfield; C. Willard Hager of Montoursville, PA.  She was born February 13, 1919 in Mansfield to Claude and Jennie Bly Hager.  She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Tioga.  Past Noble Grand of the Tioga Rebekah Lodge.  The family will provide flowers.  Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Tioga or the Lawrenceville Fireman’s Ambulance Association.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/4/1983

Gordon F. Garrison, age 48, of Mansfield, Saturday, April 9, 1966. Body at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral there Wednesday at 12 noon, the Rev. Earl Sires, Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the Mansfield Scholarship Fund. Survived by son, David G. Garrison; daughter Nan R. Garrison both of Mansfield. He was born in Blossburg and was the son of the late Cecil and Susie Niles Garrison. He was a member of the Lion’s Club, Mansfield; member of the First Baptist Church; member of the Friendship Lodge F&AM; agent for the Equitable Life Ins. Co.; gunsmith.  

GILES, Eileen [SRGP 20585] – Mrs. Eileen G. Thomas, 54, wife of Elbert T. Thomas, of Mansfield RD#1, died Monday, Aug. 6, 1973, in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born Oct. 26, 1918, in Tioga, a daughter of John and Eva Mae Stickler Giles. She was a former employee of the Corning Glass Works’ Wellsboro plant. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Lane, of Tioga; a brother, Leslie Giles, of Burdett, NY, and two grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kuhl’s Funeral Home, 18 N. Main Street. Burial was in Lawrence Corners Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth M. Meyer, pastor the Highway Tabernacle Church, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, 9 August 1973, p.18

HITCHCOCK Wendell W. "Slick" Age 86, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, February 23, 2005, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Slick was born on July 28, 1918 in Blossburg, PA, the son of Lennie and Kate (Wood) Hitchcock. Slick had been employed as a parts manager for the former Rose Chevrolet and Dahlgren's Chevrolet in Mansfield. He was a WWII US Navy veteran. Slick was a member of the VFW in Mansfield, the F&AM Friendship Lodge #247 in Mansfield, and a past member of the Fire Department. Slick is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Wendell Russell and Kay Hitchcock of Sherman, TX, Thomas Wood and Lynda Hitchcock of Rockville, MD; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bob Thomas of Mainesburg, PA; two stepsons and a step daughter-in-law, Patrick R. Farrell of Loganton, PA, James M. and Susan Farrell of Princeton, WV; a stepdaughter and step son-in-law, Kathleen E. and Michael Irey of Bloomsburg, PA; 11 grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, ten step great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; Slick's wives, Josephine (Bailey) Hitchcock in 1966, Doris (Hutcheson) Hitchcock in 1976, and Margery (Mix) Farrell Hitchcock in 2002, preceded him in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 25, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, February 26, 2005, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing on Saturday, February 26, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brian Reid officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Hose Company, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.

Martha Jaquish 
Ida Mae Kibbie
Rosa Niles 

KIBBIE -IDAMAE (KIBBIE) WILSON, 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Born in Wellsville, N.Y., she was the daughter of James and Mabel (Oliver) Kibbie. She received her B.S. from Mansfield University and her M.S. from Elmira College. She was a teacher for 27 years at Warren L. Miller Elementary School in Mansfield and retired in June of 1982. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Wilson in May 2002; son, James D. Wilson in 1985; sisters, Katherine Siffrin and Phyllis Pride. Surviving are her son, Tom Wilson of Browns Valley, Calif.; daughter, Sylvia Wilson Lynch of Olean, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brothers, James Kibbie of Hershey, Lyle Kibbie of Texas; sister, Dorothy Johnson of Painted Post, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., Mansfield on Tuesday, June 24. Services were held immediately following calling hours with pastor, Dr. John Whitfield officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, N. Main St., Mansfield or the Alzheimer's Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. -McKay Scrapbook

NILES, Rosa E.  - Rosa E. Sticker, 80, of Mansfield died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1997, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 20, 1917, in Lambs Creek, she was the daughter of Russell and Mattie Clark Niles. She was previously employed by Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY, and the former Niles Grocery Store, which had been owned by her parents. She was a graduate of the former Mansfield Normal School. She was a member of the Lambs Creek Bible Church. She belonged to the Elizabeth Rebecca Lodge, Mansfield. Preceding her in death were her husband, Liston Stickler, in 1982; a brother, Warren Niles; and sisters, Mazie Johnson and Arlene Neally Selbig. Surviving are three sisters, Marcile Faughnan of Blossburg, Jeanie Faughnan of Hampton, VA, and Reva Hall of Wellsboro; numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Friday, Oct. 3, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg. Services were held there Saturday, Oct. 4, with the Rev. James Ellis, her pastor, Rev. Gary Caber and Rev. Dennis Seler officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 8, 1997
Robert Merritt Owen
Richard Rumsey
RUMSEY - Richard B. Rumsey, 90, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, in Anderson, S.C. Mr. Rumsey was born March 5, 1919, in Mainesburg, a son of the late Walter B. Rumsey and Iva M. Rumsey. Mr. Rumsey was raised in Mansfield, where he graduated from Mansfield High School. He served in the United States Air Force during World War II as a bombardier-navigator. He attended Syracuse University and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in 1948. He was comptroller with a company in Niagara Falls, N.Y., before retiring in 1981. Mr. Rumsey attended the River of Life Church of God, where he was active within the senior group.  Survivors include his wife, Alma M. Rumsey of the home; a son, Dale Robert Rumsey and wife, Andrea of Anderson, S.C.; one granddaughter, Brittany Rumsey of Anderson, S.C.; two brothers, Jerald Rumsey and wife, Deanna of Mansfield, James Rumsey of Canton; and two sisters, Lois Peters of Dallas, Texas and Audele Longley of Park Forest, Ill. In addition to his parents; one brother, Maurice Rumsey and one sister, Elizabeth Seelye, predeceased him. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, in the Remembrance Chapel of Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, conducted by Dr. Stoney Abercrombie and Rev. Heinrich Scherz. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to River of Life Church of God, 601 South McDuffie St., Anderson, S.C. 29624.  The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Chester Schanbacher

SCHANBACHER – Chester A. Schanbacher, 60, of 230 North Main Street, Mansfield, was pronounced dead at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro on Tuesday, July 24, 1979. He suffered a heart attack while at work. Born July 28, 1918 in Liberty, PA, he was a son of Orville and Martha Rauscher Schanbacher. Surviving are: his wife, Theodosia TenEyck Schanbacher; two daughters, Mrs. Dean (JoAnne) Benson of Mansfield and Mrs. Michael (Jean) Grimme of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one son, Allen of Mansfield; one brother, Gerald of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Jamie (Genevieve) Stone of Columbia, SC, Mrs. Carleton (Joyce) Gilbert of Mount Carmel, Conn., and Mrs. William (Pauline) Bradshaw of Mansfield; and 4 grandchildren. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, a member and Past Noble Grand of the Mansfield IOOF Lodge #526, of Friendship Lodge F & AM #247 of Mansfield, of the Williamsport Consistory, and of the Mansfield and Wellsboro Men’s Choruses. Mr. Schanbacher was a former partner and manager of the Mansfield Novelty Company for many years. He was presently employed by the Chapel Lumber Company of Mansfield. The funeral will be held Friday, July 27, 1979 at 1 PM at the Mansfield Methodist Church with Rev. David L. Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday, July 26. Masonic services will be held Thursday evening at 8:45 PM at the funeral home. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.

Theodosia TenEyck

Tioga County Memorial Gardens
TenEyck, Theodosia (SRGP 17189)- Theodosia "Tweet" Schanbacher, 91, of Mansfield, PA, died
June 8, 2010, at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 14, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Edd and Kathryn Warters TenEyck. Tweet was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She had been employed by Mansfield Novelty and Cole's Drug Store. Tweet is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, JoAnne Davis of Mansfield, Jean and Michael Grimme of Ft. Wayne, IN, a son and daughter-in-Iaw, Allen and Patricia Schanbacher of Mansfield, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester, in 1979, and two sisters, Edna Carpenter and Gertrude Ripley. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Friday 5-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, with her pastor, Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tweet's memory may be made to the Memorial Garden Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, 67 Wellsboro St. Mansfield, PA 16933. - Elmira Star Gazette, June 10, 2010

Oakwood Cemetery
STICKLER -. Bernice B. Gernert, age 56 of Elmira, formerly of Mansfield died Monday evening, March 21, 1977 at Arnot Ogden Hospital following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Harold E. Gernert; sister, Mrs. Beatrice Adriance of Corning, NY; two brothers, Robert Allen of Mansfield and Richard Allen of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was a Data Processor for Ingersoll Rand of Painted Post; member of Crystal City Lodge OES; Women of the Moose No. 517 of Elmira and a member of the Elmira Grottoettes. The funeral was held in Elmira with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 30, 1977

Foster Orren West
Stanley Whitteker 

WEST, Foster Orren [SRGP 89743] – Long-time Wellsboro Businessman Dies – Foster O. West, 81, of 24 East Avenue, Wellsboro, died Sunday April 22, 2001, at the Samaritan House, Wellsboro. Born May 29, 1919 in Wellsboro, he was the son of Orren [Jack] and Mattie Davis West. He was a life-long resident of Tioga county, a 1936 graduate of Mansfield High School, and a 1938 graduate of Elmira Business Institute. He was the husband of Betty L. Ingersoll West whom he married Aug. 4, 1941. He was co-owner of the former West Brothers, Mansfield, until 1976, and former co-owner of the Sherwood Motel, Wellsboro. He was owner of the Canyon Motel until 1984, and co-owner of West’s Auto Sales, Wellsboro. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, a member of the VFW and American Legion, Charter Member of the Wellsboro Moose #1147, Past Grand of the Oddfellows, Wellsboro Borough Councilman from 1957 to 1972, Bank Director of Citizen’s and Northern Bank from 1961 to 1991, and served on the Wellsboro Municipal Authority from 1976 to 1999. He was an avid Penn State and New York Mets fan and enjoyed card playing and cars. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during WWII. Preceding him in death were his brothers, Stuart and Ronald West. Surviving other than his wife, are daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Michael DeSanto of Williamsport, Jacquelyne West of Wellsboro, Cynthia and Gregory Carr of Wellsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, F. Craig and Linda West of Wellsboro, James and Diane West of Wellsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Richard Maconi of Guilford, Conn.; grandchildren, Jennifer [Douglas] Holtzapple of Williamsport, Chad West of Carlisle, Matthew West, Patricia West, Lauren West, Kristen West, Brandon West, Garrett Carr, and Paige Carr, all of Wellsboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer and the Rev. Michael J. Sullivan officiating. Burial will be made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be made to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, or to the Laurel Home Health and Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901 – Wellsboro Gazette, April 25, 2001, p.6

 Stanley W. Whitteker, 77, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, December 16, 1994 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Mr. Whitteker was born July 28, 1917 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Wayne S. and Maude E. (Lownsberry) Whitteker. He is survived by his wife, Crystal Bailey Whitteker of Mansfield; two children and four grandchildren; sisters and brothers. Funeral services were held December 19 at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Dr. A.W. "Sandy" Hunter officiating and burial to be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Fire Department and Ambulance Building Fund, 13 East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. (TGR, Thursday, December 22, 1994)

WHITTEKER - Stanley W. Whitteker, 77, of Mansfield died Friday, Dec. 16, 1994, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 28, 1917, in Elmira, NY, he was the son of Wayne S. and Maude E. Lownsberry Whitteker. He had been a deputy Wildlife Conservation officer for 25 years, a mechanic for Howard Davis Garage in Mansfield, owned and operated Stan's Gulf in Mansfield and was a tax collector for Richmond Township. He was a 1936 graduate of Mansfield High School. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He also served in the National Guard with the 103rd Medical Regiment. He was a member of the VFW in Mansfield, American Legion in Mansfield and the Lambs Creek Sportsman's Club. Surviving are his wife, Crystal Bailey Whitteker, one son and daughter-in-law, Carson W. and Bertie Whitteker of Mansfield, one daughter and son-in-law, Marcia W. and Ronald Stout of Jersey Shore, two sisters, Jean Mitchell of Covington and Marian Chamberlain of Towanda, one brother Almeron Whittaker of Mansfield, four granddaughters. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, in Sunday, Dec. 18. Services were held there Monday, Dec. 19, with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. A.W. "Sandy" Hunter, officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Fire Department and Ambulance Building Fund, 13 East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, December 21, 1994

site created and maintained by Joyce M. Tice

Home | About | News | Calendar | Photo Gallery | Links | FAQ | Contact