|Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA|
|1947 view of Mansfield High School. Front section , the gym, was built about 1927 attached to the old Brick School. In 1939, the Brick School was torn down and the new school built surrounding the central gym..|
1940 Class Mansfield High School
This list is of the sophomore class in the 1938 yearbook. There may be additional names if new students joined the class, and some may not have graduated. Those with 1940S following their name were part of the Sophomore class in 1938 but not included with the graduation list of 1940.
I have located the newspaper account and commencement brochure with photos of this graduating class. School newspaper - Highlights- has poor quality - but small - photos. The commencement brochure indicates whether diploma was for Academic or Vocational [Home Ec.] work.
|Beardslee||Shirley||Voc.||1940||Roland Smith||00578||1922-1991||Watson Cemetery|
|Bryant||Lorraine||Aca.||1940||Dominic Simonotti||05383||1921-1972||Highland Cemetery|
|Buchanan||Sam R.||Aca.||1940||Anna Cole||20454||?-1986|
|Caracciolo||Catherine||Aca.||1940||Arthur Watkins||65849||1922-1987||Arbon Cemetery|
|Cole||Anna Elizabeth||Aca.||1940||Sam Buchanan||83413|
|Cox||Alice Marian||Voc.||1940||Warren Slingerland||48095||1922-|
|Fleitz||Mary Jane||1940 S||Watrous|
|Fralic||Ruth||1940 S||Norton Sherwood||68415|
|Giles||Myra||Voc.||1940||Donald Fay Smith||02115||1922-|
|Gould||Helen Marian||Aca.||1940||Frank Tucci||58032||1921-|
|Griffith||Bronwen||Voc.||1940||Frank Murphy||79970||1922-2004||Prospect Cemetery|
|Jaquish||Mabel Lorraine||Voc.||1940||Clarence Thomas||65846|
|Merrick||Shirley Jean||Aca.||1940 S||Owen Cook||14131||1922-2004||Jobs Corners Cemetery|
|McKay||Ruth E.||Voc.||1940||Thomas Tice||02825||1921-|
|Palmer||Elizabeth I.||Voc.||1940||Morrell, Spencer||25844|
|Palmer||Gordon Robert||Aca.||1940||Dorothy May Hewlett||16105||1922-|
|Peterson||[Herbert] Gerhard [Jr.]||Aca.||1940||83415|
|Purvis||Iona||1940 S||Raymond Brown||36308|
|Seeley||Marjorie Louise||Voc.||1940||Byron Benedict||10524||1922-1995||Watson Cemetery|
|Sherman||Ben M.||Aca.||1940||Esther McCracken||14213||1921-1999||Tioga CMG|
|Soper||Lorene||1940 S||Charles Moore||14660|
|Tice||Leslie||1940 S||Marcella Miller||00003||1921-2003||State Road Cemetery|
|Tickner||Mary||1940 S||Gerald Sterling||42677|
|VanDusen||Robert Bruce||Aca.||1940||Evelyn Knowlton||52804|
|Wade||June M.||Aca.||1940||Clark Judge||83418|
|Walker||Joseph||1940 S||Louise Thompson||70430||1922-1969||Oakwood Cemetery|
Also listed in 1939
|Wells||Francis||1940 S||Marian Stickler||05313|
|Youmans||Mary Ellen||1940 S|
|64 Sophomore year
44 on Commencement
BRYANT -, Lorriane - MRS. DOMINIC SIMONETTI
Mrs. Lorraine Simonetti, 50, wife of Dominic Simonetti, of North Buffalo Street, Elkland, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1972, in a New York City hospital following an extended illness. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Roselyn Slocum and Miss Patricia Simonetti, both of Elkland; three brothers, Waldo Bryant, of Tioga RD, Frank Bryant of Wellsboro RD, and Dee Bryant, of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. George Krause, of Mt. Clair, NJ, Mrs. Perry Kirkland, of Lamirada, Calif. and Mrs. Kenneth Brooks, of Belleflower, Calif., and five grandchildren.The funeral was held on Monday at the church. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Elkland. The Rev. Clement Markowski, her pastor, officiated.
CARACCIOLO, Catherine - Catherine Watkins, 75, of Blossburg died
Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.
Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Galeton, she was the daughter of James and Rachel
Caracciolo. She had previously been employed as a telephone operator for
Commonwealth Telephone Company for 17 years and had worked at the former Blossburg State Hospital. She retired from Mansfield University in
1991. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, and its altar and rosary society. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross
and a member of the Blossburg Borough Election Board. She was also an avid bingo player. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Arthur Watkins; two
sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Candy Watkins of Liberty and James and Shari Watkins of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, where a vigil service was also held. A
prayer service was held at the funeral home Monday, Dec. 29, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with the Rev.
Kenneth Seegar, her pastor, officiating. Burial was made at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
American Red Cross, 16 Water St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or to the American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Affiliate, 228 S. Russell Ave.,
Williamsport, PA 17701 - Wellsboro Gazette, December 31, 1997.
GRIFFITHS, Bronwen [SRGP 79970] - Bronwen Griffiths Murphy died Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at her residence at 2105 Hershey Court, Village at Sprenkle Drive, York. She was the wife of Frank M. Murphy, who died October 21, 1981. Born in Blossburg, Pa., October 3, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. David J. Griffiths. After graduating from Mansfield, PA Senior High School in 1940, she attended Mansfield State Teachers College for one year before transferring to Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated in 1944. She worked as a registered nurse for 16 years in the public school system of White Plains, NY, where she and her family lived for 40 years. She is survived by five daughters, Bronwen Murphy, Lucinda Mosley, Gwyneth Murphy, Victoria Murphy and Melissa Gleason; two sons, Thomas Murphy and David Murphy; a sister, Audrey G. Baynes; six grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane. Rev. Stanley Combs will officiate. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society; or to Zion Lutheran Church, York; or to another charitable cause. - Published in the York Daily Record, York Dispatch & York Sunday News on 1/10/2004.
MERRICK - COOK Shirley Jean Age 82, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, December 16, 2004, at her home. Shirley was the wife of Owen Cook for 56 years. She was born on August 31, 1922 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Otis and Mae (Hall) Merrick. Shirley was a WWII US Navy veteran. She retired from Mansfield University where she was the secretary to the president for 16 years. She had been a member of the Mansfield BPW and attended the Roseville United Methodist Church. Shirley is survived by her husband, Owen Cook; a son and daughter-in-law, Rodger and Dawn Cook; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Edward Wright, Jean and Thomas Zimmerman; six grandchildren, Erin, Adam, Jennifer, Kristen, Amy and Katie, all of Mechanicsburg, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 20, 2004, from noon till 1 p.m. at the Roseville United Methodist Church. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Jobs Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR2 Box 1878, Mansfield, PA 16933. Services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel Crematory & Monuments PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.
SEELEY - MARJORIE L. BENEDICT
Marjorie L. Benedict, 72, of Roseville died Saturday, July 1, 1995, at Troy Hospital, Troy. Born Nov. 14, 1922, in Roseville, she was the daughter of Louis V. and Carrie M. Haff Seeley. She was a manager and cook for the former Roseville Elementary School cafeteria, cook for the former Johnson's Truck Haven, Lambs Creek, and manager and cook for the former Hats Restaurant, Mansfield. Mrs. Benedict was also a manager for the former Dutch Pantry, Mansfield, and a caterer and cook for the Corey Creek Golf Course, Mansfield. She retired from Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, where she was employed as a nurse's aid and had been associated with the Watson Cemetery for 50 years. She was an avid bingo player. Preceding her in death were her husband, Truman W. Benedict, in 1989; and one sister, Doris Sprague, in 1975. Surviving are one son, Donald L. Benedict of Mainesburg; one daughter, Donna M. Baker of Roseville; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; one sister, Pauline Baker, and one brother, Robert Seeley, both of Roseville; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, on Wednesday, July 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Services will be held there Thursday, July 6, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Bellamy, her pastor, and the Rev. Ivan Mathewson officiating. Burial will be made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Fire and Ambulance Building Fund, 13 East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, Pa. or to the Roseville United Methodist Church Building Fund.
BEN N. SHERMAN
Ben N. Sherman, 77, of Trout Run died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at home. Born Nov. 25, 1921, in Mansfield, he was the son of Harold and Gladys Ames Sherman. He was the husband of Esther McCracken Sherman, whom he married June 16, 1951. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School, Mansfield, and was former owner and operator of Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. He was a US Navy veteran serving in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Esther; five sons and daughters-in-law, Tim W. and Karen Sherman of North East, Md., Tedd N. Sherman of Trout Run, Tom H. and Bonnie Sherman of Trout Run, Ty B. and Helen F. Sherman of Trout Run and Todd D. Sherman of State College; two sisters, Betty S. Hinklie of Mansfield and Theo S. Barden of Lake Wales, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Mary E. Wilson of Trout Run; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 5, at 11 am at Tioga County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1201 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.
STICKLER –MARIAN E. (STICKLER) WELLS of Mansfield, PA and Haines City, FL Age 79, died on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 in Winter Haven, FL. She was born on March 16, 1921 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of the late Liston and Irene L. (Smith) Stickler. Marian was a former member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. She was a bookkeeper for the Mansfield Pennysaver for many years. Marian also enjoyed playing the organ, knitting, reading and decorating the dollhouses that she made. Marian is survived by her husband of 59 years, Francis D. Wells of Mansfield, PA; son, Samuel D. (Susan) Wells of Lockwood, NY; daughters, Brenda (Jim) Phillips of Kansas City, KS, Deborah Jefferies of Lakeland, FL, and Becky (Tom) Holley of Troy, PA; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; brother, Bryon Stickler of Asheboro, NY; sister, Donna Cole of Asheboro, NC. In addition to her parents, two brothers, William and Raymond Stickler preceded Marian in death. Friends are invited to call at Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA on Monday, December 11, 2000 from 4 to 6 PM. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with the Reverend Kirk D. Smethers of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. –Elmira Star Gazette, December 8, 2000
TICE - Leslie M. Age 82, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at Broad Acres Nursing Home. He was born in Sullivan Township on September 19, 1921, a son of the late Lee and Mildred MUDGE Tice. Leslie was a well-known TV repairman, serving the community for many years. He was a member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church. He was an accomplished amateur astronomer, having built several telescopes and observatories. Leslie was a member of the Astronomy Club in Chemung County, NY. Leslie served with the US Army during WWII as a technical sergeant. He was involved with early radar at Pearl Harbor. Leslie is survived by his wife, Marcella MILLER Tice of Broad Acres; daughter, Joyce M. Tice of Sullivan Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Homer Tice in 1994; and son-in-law, Stanley Schafranek in 1990. Friends are invited to call at Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Friday, October 24, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Interment will be in State Road Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Leslie's name to Broad Acres, RR 3, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
FRANCIS DONALD WELLS age 86, 1634 Ridge Rd., Lockwood, NY, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, December 31, 2006, at home in Haines City, Florida. He was the husband of the late Marian (Stickler) Wells who died on December 6, 2000. Francis was born in 1920 in Mansfield, PA, son of Samuel and Lena (McConnell) Wells. He was employed by Pennsylvania Electric Co. for 14 years and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 18 years retiring in 1986. Francis was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran. Francis is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Susan Wells of Lockwood, NY; a daughter, Deborah Wells of Lakeland, FL; eight grandchildren, Samuel Wells, Jr. (wife, Meredith), Stafford, VA, Ryan Wells (wife, Emily), Bill Morgan, Kerry Morgan, Mark Morgan (wife, Barbara), Mary Miller, Dawn Holcomb, and Tiffiny Elman; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, Devin DeWayne Prather; a nephew, John (wife, Janice) Wells of Mansfield, PA; a grandniece, Cheryl Ann (Joseph) LaBlanc of Covington, PA; two grandnephews, Scott (Sharon) Wells of Tioga, Todd (Melissa) Wells, Dushore, PA; and two great-nephews. Francis was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marian in 2000; two daughters, Brenda Phillips in 2001, Rebecca Holley in 2000; and a brother, Ignute J. "Stub" Wells in 1985. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 5, 2007, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 5, 2007, immediately following the viewing at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp. –Elmira Star Gazette