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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..
From the Junior Class List of 1944 yearbook. When we get a 1945 yearbook we can confirm which students graduated.
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CP = College Preparatory, Cm = Commercial, Ag = Vocational Agriculture, HE = Vocational Home Economics, G = General
Surname First Name Year Spouse
Baity Paul 1945 Ag Emily Dygas  03498 1928-1991 Franklin, Kentucky
Baker Doris 1945 HE Robert Kenyon  83089 1928-1968 Tioga County Mem. Gardens
Barnes Genevieve 1945 CP Baker
Benson Donna 1945 Cm Roswell Doughty 23139 1927-
Booth Ellen 1945 Cm Doug Dartt 83419
Brace Shirley 1945 HE   died Oct 2014 in Troy PA
Brigham Jean 1945 HE Howard Carlson 1927-2008 Tioga County Mem. Gardens
Bryant Madeline Whitteker 11312 1927-1994
Clark Linda Lee 1945 CP Edgar Lawton 19192
Cook Morgan 1945 Ag Ruth Woodard 11573 1927-
Crumb Donald 1945 Ag   78623
Crumb Evelyn 1945 HE Wayne Dunbar 78619
Day Ronald 1945 Cm Jane Loveland  83495 1927-2009
Gaige Ralph 1945 Cm Velma Hungerford  86016 1927-2007 Tioga County Mem. Gardens
Hadley Doris 1945 G  
Hamilton Mason 1945 CP Ann Hudson  42825
Hess Richard 1945 CP  
Holton Robert 1945 Ag Katherine Bogaczyk
Jones Velma 1945 Cm Ralph Hungerford  82480 1907-1998 Prospect Cemetery
Husted Edwin 1945 Cm Venita Benson  35755
Lane Phyllis 1945 CP   -1997
Lawson Beverly 1945 HE Williams  20554 1927-2002 Tioga CMG
Loveland Jane 1945 CP Day 83490 1927-2011 Oakwood Cemetery
Lownsberry Beatrice 1945 HE  
McConnell Donald 1945 Cm   82373 1927-2000
McConnell Shirley 1945 CP Arthur Johnson  05296 1927-2001 Oakwood Cemetery
Rosing Diana 1945 CP Shanley
Roupp Wanda 1945 HE   85556 1927-1990 Prospect Cemetery
Smith Alice 1945 Cm Jack R. Bastian 08064 1927-
Smith Audrey 1945 Cm Theodore Clark  03507 1927-2000 State Road Cemetery
Smith Elizabeth 1945 Cm Clifford Rice 13367 1927-
Swarthout Anna Marie 1945 Cm Christier
Taylor William 1945 CP   83133
Thomas Wanda 1945 HE Homer Hagar 65088 1926-2006 Indiantown Gap
Waltz Mary Louise 1945 HE Hemenway 31321
Webster Robert 1945 Ag 13465 1927-1998 Mainesburg Cemetery
Welch Norma 1945 Cm Dewey Jamison 03626 1928-
White Bernard 1945 Cm
Wood Helen 1945
York Lois 1945 CP Ben Garrison 03513 1927-
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The Following people were in the junior class in 1944 but are not included among the 1945 graduates in the yearbook- Two of the following ARE listed on the Commencement brochure as graduates. .
Surname First Name  Year  .  Spouse
Bastian Glenn 1945 J  
Bellinger Norma 1945 J  
Bolt  Clayton 1945 J  
Bryant Madelene 1945 J 
CM
On Commencement Brochure 
Cleveland Gwendolyn 1945 J Farr
Cole Cassius 1945 J  
Cruttenden Edward 1945 J  
Hoffman Gloria 1945 J  
Holm  Dessiella 1945 J  
Holton Robert 1945 J Kathryn Bogaczyk
Horton Donald 1945 J  
Welch Robert 1945 J  
White Bernard 1945 J 
Cm
On Commencement Brochure 
Wood Helen 1945 J Owens
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Paul Baity 1928-1991 Doris Baker 1928-1968
GLENN P. BASTIAN [SRGP 24623] age 79, of 301 Granger St., Blossburg, PA, died Friday, July 28, 2006 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. Born June 28, 1927, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Ellen Pickering Bastian. On November 17, 1950, he married Martha Bogaczyk. At the age of 15, Glenn joined the Merchant Marines, he served in the U.S. Navy and finished his military career as 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served during WWII and Korea. Following his military career, he entered the real estate business and operated a national chain of real estate offices. Glenn was a founding member of the PA Real Estate Marketing Association, currently still meeting monthly in Harrisburg. Until the time of his death, he was actively involved as Vice President of North Forest Development, LLC in Mansfield, PA. He was a Charter Member of the Mansfield VFW and a member of William B. Wilson American Legion Post # 572 in Blossburg. Glenn is survived by his wife, Martha of Blossburg; sons, Glenn (Cindy) Bastian Jr., Mansfield, and Scott (Debbie) Bastian, Mansfield; and daughter, Barbara (Will) Bastian Kelly, Mansfield; sisters, Virginia Smith, Mansfield, and Fay Jones, Mansfield; brothers, Jack (Alice) Bastian, Corning, NY, and Lloyd (Wanda) Bastian Jr. of Florida. Also surviving are grandchildren, Nate McNamara, Blossburg, Marnie and Jason Dominick, Mansfield, Erica Kelly, Mansfield, Noal Bastian, Mansfield, Drew Bastian, Mansfield, Sarah Bastian, Mansfield, and Katie Bastian, Mansfield; a great-grandson, Karson Dominick. Friends and family will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday, July 30th, from 5- 9 p.m. Transferal prayers will be held Monday, July 31st, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Church, Blossburg. Rev. Joseph Manarchuck and Pastor John Brindger will officiate. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA, with full Military Honors being accorded. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA.
Ellen Booth
1927-2013
BOOTH Ellen B. Dart [SRGP 83419 - MHS 1945]
85, of Mansfield, PA, died July 27, 2013 at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro, PA. She was born October 17, 1927, in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Ainsworth & Lucy Lang Booth. Ellen had been employed by R. S. Electronics, Mansfield NAPA, & Photos by Dart. She served as Republican Committee Chair for several years, and was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Ellen received a citation from the PA Voters Hall of Fame for voting for 50 consecutive years. Ellen is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Bruce & Nancy Dart of Mansfield, PA, Larry Booth Dart of Chesapeake, VA, Timothy Dart of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Sue Ellen Nieland of Rosemount, MN; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; two brothers & a sister-in-law, Wickham & Pat Booth of Port Orange, FL, James E Booth of Hayesville, NC; a sister & brother-in-law, Myra & Fred Brace of Beaufort, SC. Ellen was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Doug, on December 30, 2012; her son Steven in 1999; a brother & sister-in-law, John & Donna Booth; & a sister-in-law, Linda Booth. Friends are invited to celebrate Ellen's life on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. Rev. Rowena Gibbons will officiate. Memorial contributions in Ellen's memory may be directed to the Mansfield Veterans Memorial Park c/o American Legion Post # 478 P.O. Box 75 Mansfield, PA 16933.  Star Gazette – July 31, 2013
Clayton T. BOLT  [SRGP 04748]
Clayton T. Bolt, 56, of Intercession City, Fla, a native of Mainesburg, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 1983, in Kissimmee Medical Center in Florida, following an extended illness.  Mr. Bolt was a retired farmer in the Mainesburg area.  Born June 6, 1927, he was a son of Edward and Hazel Seymour Bolt.  Mr. Bolt was a member of Bakerburg Community Church.  He was also a member of the Sullivan Grange.  Surviving are his wife, the former Nancy Pruyne; four sons, Stephen and Roger, both of  Mainesburg, Richard, of Harrisburg, and Carl, of Intercession City; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Roupp, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Stephen (Nancy Lou) Sasser, of Intercession City; three sisters, Mrs. Crystal Clements of Edgewater, Maryland, Mrs. John (Carol) Fishburn of State College, and Mrs. Beverly Day of Central Square, N.Y. , and five grandchildren.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home at Mansfield Wednesday (Today) from 2 to 4 p.m. and
7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held there at 3 p.m. Thursday.  Burial will be in King Hill Cemetery, Mainesburg.  The Rev. William Pepper, his pastor, and the Rev. Kenneth Marple, pastor of Austinville Church will officiate.
Jean Brigham 1927-2008 Madelene S. Bryant 1927-1994
BRIGHAM Jean - Jean (Brigham) Carlson, age 81, of Mansfield, PA died Thursday, July 10, 2008 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was the wife of the late Howard Carlson, Sr. Jean was born on January 9, 1927 in Tioga, PA, a daughter of Elmer and Evelyn (Jackson) Brigham. Jean graduated from Mansfield High School. She had been employed by Paper Magic. Jean enjoyed being a wife and mother.   Jean is survived by her son, Howard Carlson Jr. of Mansfield, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; parents; two brothers, Allen Brigham, and John Jack Brigham; and a sister, Alwyn Owlett. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 from 6 to 8 PM 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 at 8 PM at the funeral home with Denny Garner officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of ones choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/12/2008 - 7/13/2008
BRYANT - Madelene S. Whitteker, 66, of 128 N. Main St., Mansfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1994, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born July 24, 1927, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Jay Isaac and Edith Mae Jenkins Bryant. She was a 13-year employee of Wundies in Wellsboro; a 19-year employee of the former Mansfield State College, now Mansfield University; and for 20 years was an Avon representative in the Mansfield area. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Michael Wilcox of Wellsboro and Suzanne and James Brumbach of Sunbury; one son, Phillip Whitteker of Tioga; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma Sweely of Mansfield; one aunt, Blanche Hall of Lawrenceville; beloved friend, Harold Bolt of Mansfield. There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, North Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933 or the Mansfield Ambulance Association, East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements are being handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 19, 1994 

BRYANT - Madelene S. Whitteker, 66, of 128 N. Main St., Mansfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1994, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Mansfield, with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, North Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933 or the Mansfield Ambulance Association, East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 26, 1994

CLEVELAND - FARR
Gwendolyn "Gwen" (Cleveland) Rice  (SRGP 72657) Age 79, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, January 21, 2007, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Gwen was born on April 3, 1927 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Asa and Martha (Dyke) Cleveland. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. Gwen is survived by her husband, Edward Farr of Lawrenceville, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and James Finnerty of Tioga, PA, Sandra and Donald Jones of Avoca, NY, Cheryl and Melvin Hall of Lawrenceville, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Veronica Rice of Swanton, Vermont; stepchildren, David and Betty Farr of Ocala, FL, Lynn Farr of Lawrenceville, PA, Nancy Lowery of Lawrenceville, PA, Joseph and Patty Farr of Lawrenceville, PA, Jerry and Judy Farr of Lawrenceville, PA; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Rice in 1996; and a great-grandson, Kristian Anthony Bostic on August 12, 2004. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston, Twp.
Ronald Day 1927-2009 Ralph Gaige 1927-2007
RONALD G. DAY (1927-2009) [SRGP 83495]
Ronald G. Day, 82, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.  He was born May 8, 1927, in Mansfield, the son of Ralph and Lenora Markowitz Day.  Ron was employed by Penelec and Ralph's Service Center. He was a World War II United States Air Force veteran, a member of Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM, a life member of the Lone Camp, Cedar Run and served on the Mansfield Water Authority.  Ron is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former, Jane Loveland; two daughters and a son-in-law, Barb and Rich Rosencrans of Montoursville, Judy Case of Stockton, N.J.; a granddaughter, Erin Case of Stockton; a great-granddaughter, Haley Chmill; a sister, Patricia Hodge of Ontario, Calif.; and a brother, Dr. Robert Day of Fallbrook, Calif. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Sunday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM will conduct services there at 2 p.m., followed by a funeral service with the Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 13 to November 24, 2009

Funeral Card
Ronald G. Day, b. 8 May 1927 Mansfield, PA, d. 12 Nov. 2009 Wellsboro, PA; Wilston Funeral Home, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 at 2 p.m.; Officiating, Rev. Joy Hulslander

RALPH P. GAIGE, 79, [SRGP 86016]  formerly of Canton died Feb. 15, 2007 at Troy Community Hospital.  Born July 13, 1927 in Geneva, NY, he was the son of Perry and Hilda Richardson Gaige.  He was a retiree of Agway and a World War II Navy Veteran, was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton.  Surviving are his wife, the former V. Grace Hungerford; sons, Michael, Westbrook, ME and Greg, Harrisburg, PA; daughter, Susan West, Hughesville, PA and five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held February 19 at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Morris, his pastor officiating.  Burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

Funeral Card
Ralph P. Gaige, b. 13 July 1927 Geneva, NY; d. 15 Feb. 2007 Troy, PA; Wilston Funeral Home, Monday, February 19, 2007 at 1 p.m.; Rev. David B. Morris, officiating; Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, PA.
 

Phyllis Lane 1928? - 1997

LANE - Phyllis Lane Levanios, age 68, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, April 25, 1997 in Philadelphia, PA. Memorial Services to be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday in Glenside, PA at the United Methodist Church. Graveside services to be held at a later date in Mansfield, PA. Daughter of the late Harry & Mae Lane. Survived by son, Michael [Fran] of Lansdowne, PA. Daughter Ruth [Keith] West of Rineyville, KY; sister, Ruth Brueilly of Mansfield, PA; grandchildren, Michelle & Jacqueline West of KY.

Beverly Lawson 1927-2002 Jane Loveland 1927-2011
LAWSON Beverly G. Williams
Beverly G. ( Lawson) Williams age 74 of Mansfield, Pa, died on Friday, January 25, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. She was born on July 19, 1927 in Blossburg, Pa, the daughter of the late Alex and Margaret Lawson. Beverly was a homemaker. She was a member of the Covington Baptist Church.. Beverly is survived by her sons, Jack Williams of Mansfield, Pa and Gregg Williams of Bentley Creek, Pa: daughter, Cheryl Williams of Wellsboro, Pa: brother, Edward Lawson of Mansfield, Pa: sister, Joan Knowlton, Fl. She is survived by four grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is predeceased by her husband Jack Williams. Friends may call at Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. On Tuesday January 29, 2002 from 9 to 11 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Ted Rood, pastor of the Covington Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Pa. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 30, 2002

LOVELAND Jane L. Day

83, of Mansfield, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro. She was born July 19, 1927, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Fred and Mary Katherine Irvin Loveland.  Jane was a graduate of Mansfield High School, class of 1945, and a graduate of the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1948. She retired as a Registered Nurse from Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Jane was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.  She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Barb and Rich Rosencrans of Montoursville, Judy Case of Stockton, N.J.; a granddaughter, Erin (Brian) Chmill of Stockton, N.J.; and a great-granddaughter, Haley Chmill. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Ronald, in 2009; a brother, James Loveland; and a sister, Kitty Wilson. Friends are invited to a memorial service for Jane at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield on Sunday Feb. 20, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Joy Hulslander officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette – February 14, 2011

 
Donald McConnell  [1928? - 2000] Shirley McConnell 1927-2001
McConnell - Donald R. McConnell, 72, of 335 N. Main St., died July 12 [2000] in Holyoke Hospital. Born in Roundtop, PA, he was the son of the late Russell and Myrtle [Van Zandt] McConnell. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had lived in South Hadley since 1949. Mr. McConnell was a self-employed painting contractor for 40 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in South Hadley. He was also member of the Mount Holyoke Lodge of Masons and the South Hadley Lions Club. He was president of the Men’s Monday Night Handicap Bowling League, a life member and past president of the Massachusetts Tri-Country Bowling Association, a 1997 inductee into the association’s Hall of Fame, and second vice president of the Massachusetts State Ten Pin Bowling Association. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, and an avid sportsman. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Betty J. [Northrup] McConnell; his father’s second wife, Mabel McConnell Bray of Williamsport, PA; a son, Michael McConnell of Nixa, MO; a daughter, Vickie Wilson of Middlefield; a sister, Bernice Corey of south Hadley; and several nieces and nephews. Three grandsons, Ian and George Wilson and Harley McConnell, died earlier. The funeral will be held Monday morning at the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley. Burial will take place in Village Cemetery in South Hadley. Calling hours are Sunday afternoon and evening at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be made to United Methodist Church, 30 Carew St., South Hadley, MA 01075; or to the South Hadley Lions Club, P.O. Box 81, South Hadley, MA 01075 - Daily Hampshire Gazette [MA], July 14, 2000

McCONNELL - SHIRLEY A. JOHNSON
                Shirley Ann (McConnell) Johnson, 74, of Mansfield died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at the C.A.R.E. Home in Mainesburg. Born April 2, 1927, in Lawrenceville, she was the daughter of Ernest V. and Marie (Schwab) McConnell. She was the former wife of the late Arthur Johnson, who died on July 11, 1992. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, a member of the formerMansfield Utopian Club, the Mansfield Garden club, past president of the  women's bowling league and a volunteer at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Preceding her in death was her son, Steven Kiley Johnson, in 1997. Surviving are her mother, Marie McConnell, age 103; two daughters and son-in-law, Susan Marie Johnson of Charlottesville, Va., and Sarah and Jerry Valimont of Mainesburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Vicki Johnson of Mesa, Ariz., Stuart Johnson of Easton, Md., and Stacey M. and Barbara Johnson of Mansfield; one daughter-in-law, Judy Johnson of Tioga;  seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.   Friends may call at the St. James Episcopal Church, 18 St. James St.,  Mansfield, on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Services will be held there Saturday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel officiating.  Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 East  Avenue, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.  Arrangements were handled by the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel,Crematory and Monuments, Mansfield.
 

Wanda Roupp 1927-1990 Audrey Smith 1927-2000

SMITH - Clark Audrey M.
Age 72 , of Troy RR1 died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 24, 1927, in Mainesburg, she was the daughter of Elmer and Anna Baity Smith. She and her husband owned and operated a poultry farm. She was a member of State Road Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband of 49 years, Theodore "Ted" Clark; and one brother, Elmer Smith, Jr. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn A. and Kenneth Gernert of Troy; one son and daughter-in-law, Theodore "Ted" C. and Linda L. Clark of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Christie Jo Martin, Kenny Jr. (Kimberly) Gernert, Victoria Mae Clark and Theodore A. Clark; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Clayton, and Tyler; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Robert and Dorothy Smith of Mansfield, Pa.; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Winston Rumsey of Daggett. Calling hours were held Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Monday, Jan. 10, with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial was made at State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County. Memorial donations may be made to State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg, Pa. 16932.
 

Wanda Thomas 1926-2006 Robert Webster 1927-1998
THOMAS - HAGER
Wanda M. (Thomas) Age 80, of Mansfield, PA, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. She was born on August 18, 1926 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of the late Hugh G. and Eva M. Thomas. Wanda was the widow of the late retired LTC Homer H. Hager. Mrs. Hager had worked at the former Super Duper of Mansfield, PA. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susan Hager of Fayetteville, NC; sister, Virginia Leonard of Penn Yan, NY; and two grandchildren, Evan Hager and Matthew Hager. A private family memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA . Interment will be in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association.

ROBERT 'BOB' A. WEBSTER, 71, of Mainesburg, Pa., died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1998, at his home.  Bob was born on Feb. 4, 1927, in Mansfield, Pa., a son of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster.  He was a graduate of Mansfield High School.  Bob was a truck driver for many years and hauled canned milk for the Dairyman's League.  He had been employed by Eureka Manufacturing in Troy.  He retired from Tioga Petroleum in 1989.  He was a loyal and dedicated employee of the Scureman Funeral Home since 1989 and will be deeply missed.  Bob loved people, and was a tremendous promoter of wildlife.  He was a very active volunteer for the Mainesburg Cemetery Association and could often be found assisting in its maintenance.  Bob also assisted in the construction of the Mainesburg Community Center.  Bob is survived by two sisters, Diantha Ellen Webster and Dorothea Fogelsonger, who both reside at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, Pa.  He is also survived by a niece, Gayle F. (Jon) Clark of Mansfield RR 3, and two nephews, Jeff Fogelsonger of Mansfield and Charles (Donna) Fogelsonger of Spring Hill, Fla., and several grandnieces and grandnephews.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., with the Rev. David Blowers officiating.  Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mainesburg Cemetery Association, Mainesburg, PA. -Towanda Daily Review.
 

Bernard White
[NOTE- SSDI , issued NY before 1951;  Bernard C. White b. 18 Nov 1927, d. 24 May 1996 Mission, SD]
WHITE, Bernard Carl - Bernard Carl "Ben" White, 68, of Mission, SD, formerly of Allentown, died May 24 [1996] in Sioux Valley [SD] Hospital. He was the husband of the late Helen [Cordry] White and Shirley [Williams] White. He owned and operated the Antelope Motel and Restaurant, Mission, SD for 21 years. He worked for the former Western Electric Co., Allentown, for 24 years. Born in Mansfield, Tioga County [PA], he was a son of the late Richard and Rachel [Paris] White. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Mission. He was an Army staff sergeant during World War II. Survivors: son, Dean of Kansas City, MO; daughters, Barbara A. of Whitetail Township and Yana Reid of Lawrence, Kan.; brothers, Hugh in California and Robert in Florida; sister, Roberta in California, and four grandchildren. Services: were last Tuesday. Arrangements, Chapel in the Pines, Valentine, Neb.
 
Autumn by Linda Lee Clark
[Taken from Senior English Class]
Autumn is just one of the four seasons. It is preceded by summer and followed by winter. But there is something special about its carefree manner and lavish use of color.

Come with me to this hill top. Draw the keen frosty air into your lungs and look about. You see the fields spread out below like a giant quilt. To the east, winter wheat shows its tender green through the soil. Lifeless cornstalks in the plot at the right shake stiffly in the brisk wind. And other acres that have yielded their crops - the clover fields now barren after the second cutting; the timothy patches scattered with Queen Anne's lace and goldenrod that sprang up after the hay was cut and mowed away; the weedy, dormant oat field partially plowed, showing the rich brown of the newly turned sod; the field of deep red stubble bearing evidence of buckwheat freshly harvested - all display various autumn apparel.

Leaning fences lined with elderberry, choke cherry, rumpled grass, and dead weeds or green ditches sprinkled with dainty-faced asters border these fields. While in the tangled brush heaps in the corners the sumac flaunts its flaming garb.

The black-barked maples in their delicate shades of gold and crimson and the graceful drooping elms scattering yellow-tinted leaflets through the air form arches over the roadways in indescribable splendor.

Below the road is the creek, blue from the reflected sky, flowing gently in its shallow, meandering bed. Hemming it in are sturdy, purple-stemmed peppermint, fountain-like bunches of snake grass, pithy milk weed with the pods open, freeing the silken white, parachuted fruit, and black willows whose trunks are made scarlet by the American ivy twisting and climbing among the feathery leaves.

All this is domed by a sky so infinite yet so intense that any human comprehension of it is impossible.

Autumn is the sunset of the seasons, the promise of a spring. Summing it up in William Herbert Carruth's verse from "Each in His Own Tongue" -
A haze on the far horizon,
The infinite, tender sky,
The ripe, rich tints of the cornfields,
And the wild geese sailing high, -
And all over the upland and lowland
The charm of the goldenrod,-
Some of us call it Autumn,
And others call it God.
--- Linda Lee Clark, Class of '45 Mansfield High School

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