|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..|
|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.
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||Florida|
|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||1922-2013|
|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|
|Hagar||Lena Adrienne||Voc.||1940||Burrows||35876||1922-1999||Tioga CMG|
|Jaquish||Mabel Lorraine||Voc.||1940||Clarence Thomas||65846||1922-2012|
|Merrick||Shirley Jean||Aca.||1940 S||Owen Cook||14131||1922-2004||Jobs Corners Cemetery|
|McKay||Ruth E.||Voc.||1940||Thomas Tice||02825||1921-2018|
|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|
|Schanbacher||Joyce A.||Aca.||1940||Gilbert||83417||- 2015|
|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||1922-1960||Naples, Florida|
|Wade||June M.||Aca.||1940||Clark Judge||83418|
|Walker||Joseph||1940 S||Louise Thompson||70430||1922-1969||Oakwood Cemetery|
|Waltz||Madolyn||Aca.||1940||Donald Moore||66137||1922-1952||Prospect Cemetery|
Also listed in 1939
|Voc.||1940||Donald Bentley||03577||1921-2014||State Road Cemetery|
|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.
BUCHANAN, Samuel R. [SRGP 20454] – Word has been received here of the August 28th, 1986 death of former Mansfield resident, Samuel R. Buchanan of 614 West Idleild Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604. He is survived by his wife, Anna Cole Buchanan; a daughter, Patricia Barlow; a son, Scott, all of Tampa; his mother, Bernice Buchanan and a sister Eulola Baker, both of New Albany, PA; and 3 grandchildren. – Wellsboro Gazette, 10 September 1986, p.12
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.
COX Alice (Cox) Slingerland
HAGAR - Lena Audrienne [SRGP 35876] - Lena H. Burrows, 77, of Mansfield died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born June 24, 1922, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Claude L. and Jenny Bly Hagar. She was the wife of William R. Burrows. They observed their 48th wedding anniversary on April 14, 1999. She was employed at Mansfield University and later at the former Sowers Store, Mansfield. She was a member of Cherry Flats Baptist Church, the 55 Plus Club and the former Middle Ridge Grange. Preceding her in death were one brother and six sisters. Surviving are three sons, David and Gerald Burrows of Mansfield, and Russell Burrows of Lakeland, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Fordyce Hagar of Mansfield and C. Willard "Bill" Hagar of Montoursville; one sister, Ina Hagar of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 4 at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield Services were held there Wednesday, Jan. 5, with the Rev. Ron Bly of the Draper Baptist Church, Stony Fork, officiating. Burial was made at Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, RR1, Box 174, Mansfield, PA 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, January 5, 2000, p.6
JACQUISH Mabel J. Thomas
Millville, PA: Mabel J. Thomas, 90, of Millville, went to be with her Lord and Savior April 1, 2012 at the Millville Health Care Center. She was born March 7, 1922 in Mainesburg, PA, a daughter of the late Daniel P. and Arbutus Laing Jaquish. Mabel graduated from Mansfield High School and then she was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Mansfield University. She retired from Central Middle School in 1985. She is a member of the Millville Christian Church where she is a Meredith Elder and a Sunday School Teacher for fifty plus years. She enjoyed making crafts and helping her husband make ornaments and toys. She also enjoyed reading and writing. Mabel especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Robert Thomas, who died November 11, 1979; and four brothers, William, Daniel, Joseph, and Francis Jaquish; and three sisters, Arbutus, Martha, and Christine. Mabel is survived by her husband, C. Donald Thomas, with whom she married June 1, 1941; and two daughters, Lorraine and her husband Howard Watts and Jane and her husband Joseph Steinruck, all of Millville; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Gladys Brubaker of Litiz, Donna Brown of Bird-in-hand, and Priscilla Stopher of Minnesota. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Millville Christian Church, 245 E. Main St., Millville with her Pastor, Richard Plocinski, officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bunnell Funeral Home, Inc., 179 E. Main St., Millville, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Due to allergies the family would ask, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Millville Christian Church, PO Box 130, Millville, PA 17846. Star Gazette – April 3, 2012
McKAY, Ruth Eugenia - Ruth Eugenia McKay Tice, age 96, of Mansfield, PA, died on Friday, March 2, 2018 at her home. She was born on March 27, 1921 in Shunk, Sullivan County, PA, a daughter of Eugene and Dora (Hess) McKay. Ruth was the wife of the late Thomas E. Tice who died in 2008. She and her husband were farmers who owned and operated their own farm in Mansfield. Ruth enjoyed crocheting, reading, gardening, and mowing the lawn. She is survived by three sons, Thomas G. (Linda A.) Tice of Mansfield, PA, David W. (Mary) Tice of Mansfield, PA, Jack L. (Joyce) Tice of Boise, ID; three daughters, Barbara A. (Phil) Parker of Tioga, PA, Linda M. Tice of Mansfield, PA, Sandy L. Tice of Rutland, VT; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; a daughter, Ruthadele Smith; a grandson, Shane Michael Smith; six brothers and sisters. In Honor of Ruth's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -
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.
SCHANBACHER –JOYCE ARLENE SCHANBACHER GILBERT of 200 River Road, Mt. Carmel, CT passed away peacefully on March 7, 2015 in her home of over 54 years. Born in Mansfield, PA, Joyce was one of eight children of Orville and Martha Ann Rauscher Schanbacher, her father being the founder/owner of the Mansfield Novelty Company. Joyce received a BA in Education from her hometown college and moved to the Northeast, where she met her husband-to-be N. Charlton Gilbert in 1957. While living in the greater New Haven area, Joyce became greatly involved in volunteer and community service activities, holding board positions in several organizations: The Connecticut Society for the Prevention of Blindness (Chairwoman of The New Haven Pre-School Vision Screening Program, for which she received the Helen Keller award); The New Haven Symphony; The Connecticut Fund for the Environment; and The Peabody Association. Joyce also volunteered in the Peabody Museum Entomology Department for over 30 years, where she assisted resident professors in organizing and cataloging their collections. Joyce leaves two children - Greta Gilbert Edelman and her husband Alan (Mt. Carmel), and Neil Y. Gilbert and his wife Virginia (Falmouth, ME); and three grandchildren - Rachel Edelman, Rebecca Edelman and Christopher Gilbert. She is predeceased by her stepson, Charlton H. Gilbert. Services will be private. All arrangements in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Mt. Carmel Congregational Church, 3284 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2015
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
STUART, Mary Jo - Mary Jo Wilcox, 91, of Mansfield, PA, passed away April 20, 2014, at home. She was born August 10, 1922, in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Ernest & Hilda Dann Stuart. Mary Jo was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College, and the University of Michigan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and the American Association of University Women. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack & Tracy of Clarence, NY, Brian & Christina of Mechanicsburg, PA, and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 2008, and her sister, Ernestine Allen. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary Jo's memory may be made to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church 100 Smith Road Mainesburg, PA 16932. – Elmira Star Gazette, 22 April 2014
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.
VanDUSEN, Robert B. [SRGP 52804] – Robert B. VanDusen, 39, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 29, 1960. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a son of the late Mrs. Daisy VanDusen. Survived by father, Mr. J. DeVere VanDusen; son, John Bruce and daughter, Margaret Christina, both of Naples; sisters, Mrs. Louise Gould of Bellport, L.I., NY, Mrs. Dorothy Neal of Atco, NJ, Mrs. Regina Gould of Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Margaret Weeks of Naples, Fla., Mrs. Mary Drake of Elmira, NY; brothers, Allen of Keyport, NJ, James of Lyndhurst, NJ. Burial in Fort Myers. – Mansfield Advertiser, 1 June 1960, p.4
WALTZ, Madolyn [SRGP 66137] – Mrs. Madolyn Waltz Moore, 29, of Mansfield RD, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 23, 1952 at the Troy Community Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Donald Moore; son, Donald Gary; daughter, Cherry Lee, at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Waltz, Mansfield; brother, Richard Waltz, Mansfield; two nieces and several aunts and uncles. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call and where funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Stanley Robinson officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 23 January 1952, p.1
Welch, Margaret Jane - Margaret J. Bentley, 92, of Mansfield, PA, passed away peacefully September 18, 2014, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, twenty three days short of her 93rd birthday. She was born October 11, 1921, in Mainesburg, PA, the daughter of Fred & Gertrude Palmer Welch. Margaret was a very active life member of State Road Baptist Church, having served as a Deaconess, Secretary of Missions, and as a member of the American Women's Baptist Assoc. She also was a director of State Road Cemetery, worked with the Food Pantry for 18 years, served as a coordinator for Red Cross Blood Banks for years, was President of the 55+ Club, and a member and secretary of the Tioga County Republican Women. Margaret is survived by two sons & daughters-in-law, Duane & Diane of Ignacio, CO, Dean & Cheryl of Mainesburg, PA, a daughter & son-in-law, Donna & Richard Davey of Mansfield, PA, a daughter-in-law, Diane Bentley of Mansfield, PA, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, & one great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 1981, her son, Richard, her brother Darwin Welch & her sister, Mary Seymour. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Monday 10 AM - noon. Funeral services will follow there Monday at noon, with Pastor Sherri Butters officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Margaret's memory may be directed to the Mansfield Area Food Pantry 771 Lot 1 Lambs Creek Road Mansfield, PA 16933. –Elmira Star Gazette, September 20, 2014
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
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