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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 1959 Manscript - Yearbook of Mansfield High School.
Return to Table of Contents for Mansfield High School Class Lists
Surname First Name Year Spouse SRGP ID
Anderson Bailey 1959   1941-1977 Oakwood Cemetery
Avery Genevieve 1959   17038 1941-1991
Barden Sylvia 1959 Casher, Henninger 14219
Barnes Emery 1959 Cheryl Sumner 54458
Benson Gordon 1959  Brenda Ensor 11362
Brace Ivaline 1959 Heffner 43104
Broadfield Ann 1959  
Bullard Ellen 1959 James Benedict
Case David 1959 Lenda Wells, Daisy VanDyke 71763
Colegrove Etta Mae 1959 Chilson
Colegrove Mary Jane 1959   83466
Costly Jan 1959   1941-2002 [died Allentown] Oakwood Cemetery
Cox Dorothy 1959 James Colegrove 
Cronk Frederica  1959  
Curran Gary 1959   83332
Davis  Shirley 1959 Ross Kenyon
Doud Steve 1959  Nancy Sumner 38388 1941-1995 Kellytown Road
Edkin Charles 1959 Carol Jones 17145
English Robert 1959  
Ennis Jack 1959  
Evans Ginger 1959  
Farrell James 1959  
Furman Bruce 1959   23014
Gaylord Mary Margaret 1959  
Geiger John 1959   82683
Gidney Carol 1959  
Goodall Mary Ann 1959 Clements
Gould Alfred 1959   71164 SSDI no
Harrower Shirley 1959  
Hartsock Connie 1959  
Jenkins Barbara 1959 Alan Crippen 63393
Johnston Nancy 1959  
Kennedy Charlotte 1959 William Smith 74997
Kowal Alexander 1959  
Maneval Monica 1959 Boinski
McClure Wendell 1959   76798
Mitchell Marlene 1959 Cockrum 20569
Mortimer Garth 1959   -2012
Mudge Terry 1959 Anne Benninghoff  02642
Page Barbara 1959 Robert Cooper 83084
Patterson June 1959  
Pierce Irene 1959  
Plieskatt Elaine 1959 Mart
Priest Ed 1959   27120
Roupp Richard 1959   70408
Sherman Milton 1959 Karen Moore 01850
Smith Mary Jo 1959   29098 ?
Smith Maxine  1959 Randy Mills 12918
Smith William B. 1959 Nancy Hemki 11380 1941-2005 Watson Cemetery
Sumner Thomas 1959   54455
Tears Carol 1959   05078
Tomlinson James 1959   80771 1941-2008 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
Townsend Sandra 1959   83474
Trask Edward 1959   78052
Van Noy William 1959   83376 1941-2006
Wells Lenda 1959 David Case  13275 1941-1987 Oakwood Cemetery
Wright Libbie 1959  
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Other Class Members Present at Fiftieth Reunion
Phelps  Maryland
Puryear Lester
Rouse Sarah
Tice Mary  Lee "Buzz" Harvey
Williams Frank 

Photos below are from the 1959 Manscript Yearbook.
Present day thumbnails are photos taken by Joyce M. Tice at their fiftieth anniversary reunion 11 JUN 2009.
I also had them fill out forms and I'll include some of that information with their photo.

Bailey Anderson
1941-1977
Genevieve Avery
1941-1991
Sylvia Barden
Beautician
ANDERSON, Curtis Bailey [SRGP 89184] - Curtis Anderson, 36, of Carpenter St., Blossburg was found dead inside his apartment shortly before six Monday morning. Blossburg Borough Police chief John Davis said death appears to have been due to natural causes. He was born August 9, 1940 in Mansfield the son of William and Geraldine Bailey Anderson. He was a Navy veteran and employed by Jimmy Preston for the past 10 years. He is survived by wife, Joann Anderson of Covington; one son, Curtis R., of Covington; mother, Mrs. Geraldine Anderson of Mansfield; two brothers, William P. of Millerton and Charles R. of Hershey; one sister, Mrs. Phillip [Margaret] Rose of Montoursville. Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Wednesday [today] with Rev. William Emery officiating. Burial Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 1, 1977
Emery Barnes Gordon Benson Ivaline Brace
President of Women's Auxiliary VFW
Ann Broadfield Ellen Bullard
Psychiatric Nurse Administrator
David Case [1941-2012]
Equitable of Iowa Insurance agent- 40 years.
3rd generation running Mansfield Cider Mill,
now in its 63rd year. 
CASE David C. Case [SRGP 71763]
age 70, of Mansfield, PA died Monday, May 21, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. David was born June 20, 1941 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Chester and Elsie (Wilson) Case. He was the husband of Isabelle "Daisy" (VanDyke) Case for nearly 24 years. David was a sales representative for Equitable of Iowa/ING, served on the board for Prospect Cemetery Assoc. for over 30 years and was overseer of Prospect and Oakwood Cemeteries. He was a member of Mansfield Friendship Lodge #247 of F&AM, an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and operating his heavy equipment. David was a veteran of the Navy and was a part of the Special Forces and a member for the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.  David is survived by his wife, Daisy; two sons and daughter-in-law, Mark (Jennifer Shedd) Case, Chris and Lisa Case, of Mansfield, PA; two step-sons, Michael (Christina) Kenyon of Canandaigua, NY and Mark (Peggy) Kenyon of Clay, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Mark Drumheiser of Harrisburg, PA; a sister, Marsha Henderson of Yorktowne Heights, NY. Dave's extended family includes: Kipper (Darlene) Burleigh, Cindee (David) Burleigh-Saska. He took great pride in telling he had 18 grandchildren - Trevor Case (Andrea), Wyatt Case, Cooper Case, Connor, Shane, Isabelle, Colette, Aiden, Kate, Patrick, and Tom Kenyon, Zach, Colton and Jacob Saska, Bo, Brock, Brent and Brody Burleigh. Dave was preceded in death by his first wife, Lenda (Wells) Case.  Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Friday, May 25, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 25th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Canon Rudolph J. van der Hiel, currently serving at the Muskoka Lakes Parish, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, and a close family friend, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Cemetery Assoc., c/o June Rudy, 55 N. Hill Terrace, Mansfield, PA 16933.  Star Gazette – May 23, 2012
Etta Mae Colegrove Mary Jane Colegrove
Education, Asst. Professor Shippensburg U., 
Member Board of Directors National Assoc. of Laboratory Schools. 
"It was wonderful being with everyone again."
Jan Costly
1941-2002
JAN M. COSTLEY [SRGP 88107]
Jan. M. Costley, 61, of Allentown died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.   Born Feb. 17, 1941, in Elmira,
N.Y., he was the son of Arthur and Margaret (Goodrich) Costley. He was a cook at Just Born Candy Company in Bethlehem for the past 15  years.   He was a 1959 graduate of Mansfield High School.  He served in the U.S. Army for six years. Preceding him in death were his mother, Margaret; and a brother, Leonard Costley, 10 years ago.  Surviving is his father, Arthur Costley of Mansfield.  Friends may call at the Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, on Saturday, March 9, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Graveside services will be held Monday, March 11, at 1 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.  The Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem, is in charge of the  arrangements.  Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Dorothy Cox Frederica Cronk Gary Curran
Teacher - physically and mentally handicapped elementary aged students.
Shirley Davis Steve Doud
1941-1994
Charles Edkins
Robert English Jack Ennis Ginger Evans
James Farrell
33 years teaching math in Hornell NY
Bruce Furman Mary Margaret Gaylord
Catholic Charities - Office Manager
John Geiger Carol Gidney
Nursing and midwifery
"The Mansfield schools gave me a good start in my vocations. I am grateful."
Mary Ann Goodall
Day Care Teacher
Alfred Gould
deceased
Shirley Harrower Connie Hartsock
deceased
Barbara Jenkins
Nursing
Nancy Johnston Charlotte Kennedy
Farmer, 4H Dairy Club Leader
Alexander Kowal Monica Maneval Wendell McClure
36 years North Penn Gas Company
Marlene Mitchell
Teacher - English, reading, Spec. Ed.
Garth Mortimer
33 years math teacher, Horseheads High School
Died March 2012
Terry Mudge
30 years social studies teacher, Mansfield High School
MORTIMER Garth Eugene Mortimer (Lou) [SRGP 89334]
Longtime resident of Big Flats, NY. Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend died March 21, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY at the age of 70.
Garth was predeceased by his father, Eugene Mortimer, father- in- law, James Bensley, Sr., brother-in-law, James Bensley, Jr., son-in- law, Robert Rachinsky, Jr.,and daughter - in- law, Kelly Valerie Mortimer. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ann Bensley Mortimer, his children, Julianne Simmons of Elmira, NY, Timothy Scott Mortimer of Las Vegas, NV and Melissa Rachinsky of Ridgefield, CT, his mother, Margaret Mortimer of Mansfield, PA and his sister and brother- in- law, Barbara and John First of Port Matilda, PA, mother-in-law, Clara Bensley of Elmira Heights, NY, sister- in- law, Marilynn Bensley of Clifton Park, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves behind the joys of his life; his four grandchildren, Devin, Erik and Victoria Simmons and Reed Rachinsky. Lou was born in S. Williamsport, PA and moved to Mansfield, PA when he was eleven years old. He graduated from both Mansfield High School and Mansfield State College where he played basketball on championship teams. Lou was a respected math and computer science teacher as well as a basketball coach at Campbell Central School and Horseheads High School for over 34 years. He had a true talent for gardening and love of the outdoors and spent many happy times working in the yard or tending to the family cabin in the woods. He was always active whether it was walking, playing golf, trivia or cards with his longtime friends. In addition to supporting his children's and grandchildren's sports, Lou was an avid Boston Red Sox, NY Giants and Boston Celtics fan. He and Ann enjoyed traveling especially to Cape Cod and had just returned from a wonderful Caribbean cruise. Lou will be sorely missed by many friends and family. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan’s Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 11AM to 2PM. Lou’s Funeral Service will follow with Rev. Rhonda Kouterick. Lou will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery immediately following. Kindly remember Lou through donations to a charity of your choice.  Corning Leader – March 23, 2012
Barbara Page
31 years a teacher, 26 years at Williamson High School - 
Developmental reading.
"I am so happy that we had such a fantastic 50th reunion."
June Patterson
"It was great seeing everyone."
Irene Pierce
Elaine Plieskatt
Teacher, Volunteer
"I'm thrilled to be healthy and alive."
Ed Priest Richard Roupp
Milton Sherman MaryJo Smith Maxine Smith
William B. Smith
1941-2005
Thomas Sumner
Mechanic 
Built his own home
Carol Tears
SMITH William B. "Bill" (SRGP  11380) William B. Smith, age 64, of Bell Road, Wellsboro, PA, died September 3, 2005, at home. Bill was born February 4, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Boyd W. and Etta Pearl Van Dousen Smith. He was a 1959 graduate of Mansfield High School and was a local business owner of the former North Star Bar for 20 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1147, A.B.A.T.E. of PA, the Harley's Owner Group (H.O.G), and enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling, shooting pool, and was an avid racing fan. Bill is survived by a son, Douglas (Lori) Smith, Ulster, PA; fiancee, Kimberly Kline, Wellsboro, PA; brother, Thomas (Paula) Smith, Troy, PA; sisters, Beverly Staron and Norma Mattison, both of Mansfield, PA; three grandsons, Nathan, Aaron and Dane Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Edwin, in 1993. Friends and family are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, September 8, 2005, from 12 to 1 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA; funeral to follow at 1 p.m., burial in Roseville Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
James Tomlinson
1941-2008
Sandra Townsend
39 years elementary school teacher
Edward Trask
Parish minister - 15 years.
Social Work Executive Director 25 years.
TOMLINSON James A.
67, of Mansfield, PA, died November 14, 2008 at Manor Care North, Williamsport, PA. He was born August 13, 1941 in Mansfield, the son of Adelbert Sr. and Marjorie Whitney Tomlinson. Jim retired from North Penn Gas Co. after 35 years of service. He was an Air Force Veteran, a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, and a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. Jim is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Cynthia Christ; a daughter, Jamie of Newark, DE; a son, John of Mansfield; and two sisters, Helen Burt and Maryann Aumick, both of Mansfield. He was predeceased by a brother, Adelbert, Jr.; and two sisters, Patricia Belletto and Kay Crumb. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 6 - 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church with Rev. John Kita, celebrant. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to Holy Child Catholic Church, 242 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA; or to the Mansfield Ambulance Assoc., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/16/2008
William VanNoy
1941-2006
Lenda Wells
1941-1987
Libbie Wright
VanNoy - William E. VanNoy, 64, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at home. He was born Nov. 13, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of Raymond and Henrietta Bohlayer VanNoy. Bill was a United State Navy veteran and a member of the Morris Run American Legion. In addition to his mother of Wellsboro, he is survived by a son, Scott of Bristol, Tenn.; daughter, Paige Baker of Blountville, Tenn.; brother, Byron of Covington; two sisters. Linda Thomas of Hornell, NY, Judy VanNoy of Lewisburg; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father in 1995. Funeral services were held today, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield with Rev. Richard Berg officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 11, 2006

Oakwood Cemetery
WELLS - Mrs. Lenda M. Case [SRGP 13275], 45, wife of David C. Case, of Mansfield RD1, died Friday, January 23, 1987, in Williamsport Hospital. Born at Mansfield on September 9, 1941, she was a daughter of Ingute J. [Stub] and Pearl Hitchcock Wells. Mrs. Case was a member of First Baptist Church of Mansfield. She was a reading teacher at Warren L. Miller Elementary School for the past six years. Mrs. Case was reared by her father and his second wife, Mrs. Irene Wells, of Mansfield. Mr. Wells died last Dec. 24. Surviving, besides Mrs. Wells are her husband; two sons, Mark and Christopher, both of Mansfield; a daughter, Miss Michelle Case of York Haven; four brother, John Wells of Forksville, David Mudge and Terry Mudge, both of Mansfield, and James Mudge of East Amherst, NY; and a sister, Mrs. Lucinda Zientek of Mechanicsburg. The funeral was held on Saturday in the First Baptist Church at Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, her pastor, officiated. There will be no visitation. the family will provide the flowers. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Scureman Funeral Home at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 28, 1987 


11 July 2009 - Wellsboro PA, home of Dorothy COX   - Fiftieth Reunion

Other class member attended and I have their reunion pictures but need to scan an earlier yearbook for their sophomore or junior photos.

Sophomore Photos from 1957 Yearbook
Maryland Phelps Sarah Rouse Mary Tice Frank Williams
Guests at the Fiftieth Reunion
Joyce M. Tice [MHS 1962] and Leslie Evans [MHS 1944] who taught us all algebra when we were in ninth grade. Phil Brennan who taught us plane geometery, trigonometery and more in high school
Dr. Maravene Loeschke, president of Mansfield University, told us about a project to restore cinema in Mansfield. She left before I got a photo. 
Joyce M. Tice presented a program on the history of  Mansfield and Mansfield High School. Class of 1959 was a terrific audience. Both Dr. Loeschke and I asked to be adopted by the class, and we were. 
Richard Miller [MHS 1961]
Joyce,
Thanks for sending this URL.  It was so interesting to see the thumbnails of 1959 and now together!  Every young person in the nation should see this - proof these people were once as young as they are now.  very interesting.  Louise
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