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From Scrapbook presently at Steele Memorial Library in Elmira

These obituaries are presented in scrapbook order. I can't think of a better way of understanding a community than by reading an obituary scrapbook. 

These Obituaries came from a scrapbook located at the Steele Memorial Library in Elmira, New York the newspapers from which they came were not named.
Sharon Newman

MOORE, Raymond Z. age 66, of Pittsburgh, Pa., suddenly Thursday, Jan. 10, 1974 in Dunedin, Florida. Friends may call at the Koch funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m., burial Ulysses Cemetery.  Survived by Wife, Gerogianna Grover Moore; daughters, Mrs. James (Marilyn) Kaufman of Parma, Ohio, Mrs. George (Martha) Walton of Oscoda, Michigan; six grandchildren; son, Myron preceeded him in death in 1962. He was a retired engineer with Bell Telephone of Penna. He was a member of the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, the North Star Lodge No. 241 F&AM in Warren Pa. and the Coudersport Consistory.

Mrs. Carolyn, age 45 of RD 1, Elkland, Pa. Sunday January 27, 1974 in Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, following an extended illness. Calling hours at the H. P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, Addison, Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Harry Dow officiating. Burial will be in Elk Creek Cemetery. Survived by her husband, Earl Morseman, Jr.; one daughter, Mrs. Susan Bulkley of Corning; seven sons, Franklin of Westfirel, Pa., Roger of RD 1, Elkland, Pa., Bruce of Fort Hamilton, N.Y., Dennis, Douglas, Timothy, and James all at home; four grandsons; father, Basil Padgett of RD 1, Elkland; three brothers, Raymond Padgett of Lansing, Mich., Clifford of RD 1, Elkland, Keith of Addison; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Myers and Mrs. Winnifred Jones both of RD 1 Elkland. She drove a school bus for Addison Central School.

 Mrs. Cora M., 90, of Elkland Twp., Sullivan County died Friday afternoon at the Dar-Way Nursing Home following a lingering illness.  She was born February 17, 1881, in Canton, the daughter of the late Eugene and Anettie Jackson Smith. She has been a resident of Elkland Twp. For the past 86 years. Her husband the late Samuel McCarty, preceded her in death by a number of years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Mudge of Girard, Ohio, and Mrs. Jessie Warren of Muncy; six sons, Paul of Picture Rocks, Howard of Forksville, Robert of Monroeton, Kenneth of Dushore, Raymond of Laporte, and Glenn of Monroeton, 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.  She was a lifetime member of the Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. Robert F. Finch, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Elkland Friends Cemetery. (SRGP 18936)

Below this line are women for whom we do not know the surname at birth. If you can identify any please contact Joyce. Thanks.

? KELLOGG, Mrs. Coral D., Age 91 of Odessa, N.Y., Sundaay December 23, 1973 Friends are invited to call at the May Funeral Home, Burdett, Thursday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 2 p.m. Officiating, Rev. Larry Gerber. Interment Hector Union Cemetery, Burdett. Survived by sons, Theodore of Burdett, Roland of Ithaca, N.Y., Llewelyn of Skaneateles, N.Y., Malcolm of Scotio, N.Y., sister, Mrs. Florence Wright, Elyria, Ohio. She was a member of the Burdett United Methodist Church and also a charter member of the Burdett Grange.

? LEWIS, Mrs. Marian of Roulette, Pa, on Saturday, July 8, 1972 in Part Allegheny. Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial in Raymond Cemetery. Survived by husband, George; son, Marcus of Emporium; several stepchildren.

? LOFARO, Mrs. Mary, 79, of 21 Hickory St., Waverly, died Thursday evening, Dec. 23, 1971 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tioga General Hospital where she had been a patient for three days.  Born in Millanese Reggio, Italy, she came to the United States in 1914 and had resided in the Valley for 56 years. Mrs. Lofaro was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in South Waverly.  Surviving are a son, Thomas J. Lafaro at home; six grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Garfield of South Waverly.  Friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, 211 W. Lockhart St., Sayre, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. John’s Catholic Church, South Waverly with Rev. James J. Kane, pastor, as the celebrant. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly.  Most Holy Rosary will be recited at the funeral home Monday at 8 p.m.

? LYON, Mrs. Maude, 93, formerly of 233 Spring St., Sayre, died Monday, Jan. 21, 1974 at Troy Community Hospital following a long illness. Born in Auburn, NY, she had been a resident of Sayre for 39 years. Her husband, Newton D. Lyon died Sept. 13, 1968.  Mrs. Lyon was a member of the Sayre United Methodist Church. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Gladys Widwick and Mrs. Irving (Gwendolyn) Canfield, both of Manchester, Conn.; a nephew, George Merritt of Auburn, NY.  Friends may call at the Kolb-Allgeier Funeral Home, 126 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Wednesday night from 7 to 9 o’clock. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Richard Schuster, pastor of the Sayre United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Soule Cemetery, Auburn, NY.

? MACK, Mrs. Ina Stone (Lampman), age 64, of Ulysses, Pa., Saturday, August 26, 1972 in Coudersport. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. where funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Gerald Roberts of Ulysses United Methodist Church. Ulysses Cemetery. Survived by husband, T. George; sons, Richard Lampman of Dover, N.J., Jay B., Charles E., Wilford L., Floyd H., Russell V., Dean E., and Louis W. Lampman, all of Ulysses; daughter, Mrs. Conrad (Mary Louise) Morgan of Ulysses; sisters, Mrs. Leota Murphy of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Theresa Fisk of Pine City, N.Y., Mrs. Beatrice Van Gorden of Westfield, Pa., Mrs. LaVerna George of Newark, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren.

? MACK, Mrs. Jane, age 83, of 212 Morrison St., Dubois, Pa., Tuesday, April 11, 1972 at her home. Funeral Friday 1 p.m. in the Missionary Alliance Church, Holiday, Pa. Survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. Maureen Brown of Lincoln Park, Michigan; two great-great-granddaughters; three great-great-grandsons.

? McAVOY, Irene S. age 69, of 18 Rock Cabin Park, Montour Falls, N.Y., formerly of Phoenix, Arizona, suddenly in Baldwinsville, N.Y., Monday April 9, 1973. Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. McAvoy will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Gates Funeral Home in Baldwinsville, N.Y. Burial at the convenience of the family. She was the widow of Angus E. McAvoy who died April 3, 1973. She is survived by a son, Clyde R. McAvoy of Rangoon, Burma; five grandchildren. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church; and O.E.S. No. 685, Rochester, N.Y. Mrs. McAvoy suffered a heart attack one an a half hours before her husbands funeral services in Baldwinsville, N.Y.

? McDONALD, Mrs. Helen H., age 86, formerly of Big Flats, Thursday, Dec. 27, 1973. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m., Rev. Howard Kintner officiating, burial at the convenience of the family in Bennettsville, N.Y. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Wood of Horseheads, Mrs. Thelma Pickering of Bear, Delaware; sons, Morris Carson of Horseheads, Leroy Carson of Montour Falls, Lawrence McDonald of Orlando, Florida, Carlos McDonald of Big Flats; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Big Flats Baptist Church.
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? McKNIGHT, Mary G., age 73, of Wellsboro, Pa., Wednesday, January 10, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Hamilton McKnight. She was born April 28, 1899 at Mr. Union, a daughter of William and Eudora Noland Gillam. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Thursday 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Body will be removed to the Robert Campbell Funeral Home, Oakmonk, Pa., where funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the Rev,. Raymond Jones officiating. Burial Sunset View Memorial Park, Penn Hills, Pa. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Winston Fossett of Sharon, Pa.; two sons, Samuel McKnight of Winber, Pa., William McKnight of Wellsboro, Pa.; seven grandchildren. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Wellsboro Gray Ladies.

? McMORRIS, Betty – Accident Claims Life (hand written on this article – Dec. 1971)ef. Mr. and Mrs. John Frazier have been notified of a car collision which took the life of Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) McMorris, 51 of Star Route, Salem, N.Y. Her husband Edwin was injured and hospitalized. The McMorris’s are well known here as Mr. McMorris was Assistant Manager of the GLF (now Agway) in Wellsboro under Scott Webb several years ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. McMorris were active in the Jaycees and Jaycee Wives when it was originally formed here and they lived on Grant Street during their residency. The accident occurred at 6:10 p.m., Tuesday, November 30th near their home. Mrs. McMorris had just picked up her husband from work and they were returning home. She was the driver of their new compact car. A car driven by Miss Ida Ward of Cambridge N.Y. was traveling south when it was struck from the rear by an unidentified driver. The impact of this collision threw the Ward car into the lane of the northbound McMorris car. Miss Ward was also hospitalized and the driver of the first car continued on without stopping. Mrs. McMorris was pronounced dead on arrival at the Mary McClellan Hospital where she had been an employee for several years.  Mrs. McMorris was born July 13, 1920 in Rochester and spent her childhood in Cuba, N.Y. She had resided in the Cambridge area for the past 15 years. An employee of Pleasant Valley Infirmary in Argyle, she was a member of the First Baptist Church at Cambridge and a charter member of the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad.  She is survived, in addition to her husband, by two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Record of Cambridge, N.Y., Mrs. Richard (Ann) Ellis of Madrid, Spain, a son Thomas, a student at Adirondack Community College, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Childs of Holiday, Florida, a sister, Mrs. Charles Hetherington, Clagary, Alberta, Canada, and a granddaughter.  Services were held in Cambridge, December 4th.  Mr. McMorris is convalescing at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Record, after 11 days in the hospital suffering from broken ribs and other minor injuries.

? MILLER, Mrs. Laura B. , 83, widow of the late Perle H. Miller, died in Sanford, Florida, Thursday, November 16, 1972. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were owners of the Ansonia Inn and General Store at Ansonia for many years. Then they opened the Malt Cup at Wellsboro. For the last twenty years Mrs. Miller has run the Miller Motel in Longwood, Florida. Mr. Miller died in September 1960. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gwendolen Cowan of Longwood, Florida; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.  Brisson Funeral Home, Sanford, Florida, was in charge of burial arrangements.

? MORLEY, Mary W., Age 76 of Gold, Pa., Thursday, January 11, 1973 at the home of her son Chester. Friends may call Friday 7 to 9 and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. where funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Marion Vincent. Burial Raymond Cemetery. Surviving, two sons, Chester of RD 2, Genesee, James of North Bingham, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Lehman of Syracuse, N.Y., Mrs. Marie Traux of RD 2, Genesee, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Chester Foster of Sinclair, Wyom.; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren..

? MORLEY, Mrs. Nina, age 86, of RD 2, Genesee, Pa., Monday, March 26, 1973 at home. Friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m., Rev. Donald Miller and Rev. Marion Vincent, Raymond Cemetery. Survived by husband, Edwin Morley, Sr.; step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Dushek of S. Bethlehem, N.Y.; two step-sons, George O. of Ulysses and Edwin, Jr. of Lockhaven, Pa.; 17 step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild. Mrs. Morley was a member of the Park United Methodist Church of Coudersport where she had been choir director for 25 years; member of the D.A.R. of Coudersport. She was a retired school teacher; having taught for 46 years in Coudersport.

? MORRIS, Mrs. Sue Alice, age 76, of Park Streeet, Lake Helen, Fla., Thursday, January 31, 1974. Funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 2, 1974 at 10:30 a.m. in Lankford Chapel of Memories, Lankford Funeral Home, Deland, Fla. Burial Lake Helen, Fla. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Ross, Deland, Fla., Mrs Betty Celli, Sylvania, Pa., Mrs. Sarah Campbell, Seaford, Del., Mr.s Joanne Konzen, Horseheadds, N.Y.; two sons, Robert B. of Lake Helen, Fla., Maj. John H. of Jacksonville, N.C.; 20 grandchildren. Mrs. Morris was born Dec. 8, 1897 in Pittsburgh, Pa.; was a member of Community Club, Lake Helen, Fla and the American Legiion Auxiliary Post No. 49, Troy, Pa.

? MULLEN, Mrs. Marion of Dearborn, Mich., formerly of the Valley, were held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home in Waverly and at 9:30 at St. James Catholic Church where a Solemn High Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated by Rev. John A. Morgan, church pastor. He was assisted by Rev. Richard J. Shatzel, assistant pastor.  Burial was in St. James Cemetery with both priests officiating at the grave. Father Morgan led in the recitation of the Rosary at the funeral home Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.  Pallbearers were: Thomas and Joseph Muller, David Henry, Ronald Ault, John Elston and Bert Steffes. (hand written on this article – 16 June 1971)ef.

? MURPHY, Margaret M., age 95, of 6 Athens Street, Waverly, New York, Sunday Jan. 7th, 1973, Tioga Nursing Home after an extended illness. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, N.Y., Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday Morning at 9:30 a.m. from St. James Catholic Church at 10 a.m. where High Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated. Burial, St. James Cemetery, Waverly, New York. Survived by son, John Murphy of Waverly; daughters, Mrs. James (Alice) Nolan of Waverly, New York, Mrs. Andrew (Genevieve) Nailen of Waverly, New York; one sister, Mrs. Alice Dorner of Binghamton, New York; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church, a member of the Rosary Alter Society and Legion of Mary of the church.

? NESS, Marion B., age 71, of 527 W. Lake Rd., Hammondsport, N.Y. Saturday Sept. 29, 1973, at the Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, N.Y. Friends may call at Bond-Davis Funeral Home Monday 4 to 5:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services held at the funeral home Tuesday 2 p.m. Rev. George G. Toole officiating. She was survived by her husband, Dr. William H. Ness; two sons, Ralph B. Ness of Trumansburg, and Richard E. Ness of Rushville, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ness was a graduate 9of Bryant and Stratton Business School, Buffalo. She was born March 28, 1902 in Franklinville, N.Y.

? NOLDY, Mrs. Mulvena, 56, wife of Oscar Noldy, Washington Ave., Jermyn, Pa., died Sunday night, Dec. 5, 1971 at Mid Valley Hospital, Peckville, Pa. following a lengthy illness. She was the sister-in-law of Daniel Noldy of Church St., Athens. She is survived by her husband, Oscar; five sons, Ronald, Douglas, Gary, Dale, Timmy, all of the Jermyn area; a daughter, Cheryl, also of that area; three nieces, Mrs. Jack Riley of Athens, Mrs. Dale Tanner and Mrs. Robert Lewis of Horseheads and a nephew, Rodney Noldy of Athens.  Funeral arrangementS are incomplete at the Battenburg Funeral Home in Jermyn. NASH, Mrs. Gertrude C. 65, of Lowman, N.Y., died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. Mrs. Nash was a retired bookkeeper with the Elmira School District. She attended St. Anne’s Church in Bentley Creek. She is survived by her husband, Dwight, a son, Sgt. William C. Nash, USM, stationed at Washington, D.C., and several cousins. (hand written on this article – Nov. 9, 1971)ef.

? OWENS, Grace F., age 91, of 287 W. Main St., Westfield, Pa., Tuesday, August 14, 1973. No calling hours. Private funeral will be held at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Pa., Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Howard Richardson, officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral. Survived by son, Kenneth of Troupsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred Evans of Westfield; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

? PARKER, Anna E. Age 88 of 10 Williams Ave, Galeton, Pa., Tuesday August 28, 1973 in Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home Galeton, Pa., Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday 2 p.m., Rev Walter Piper and Rev. John Prouty. Burial in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, Pa. Survived by husband, John and several cousins.

? PETERSON, Mrs. Margaret S. Age 86 of 79 Pearl St., Wellsboro, Pa. Friday, August 4, 1972 following a long illness. Private funeral services will be held Sunday, August 6 at the Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro. Rev. Gordon E. Abrams officiating. Burial will be in Jersey Shore Cemetery. Survived by son, Louis W. Stevenson of Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. Kathryn Fillman of Norristown, Pa.; several grandchildren. She was a life member of the Rochester Chapter No. 314 O.E.S. She was born in Leetonia, Pa. October 2, 1885, the daughter of Peter and Anna Berglund Tunnell.

? ROUNSEVILLE, Mrs. Laura C. Age 88 of Ulysses, Pa., Friday, June16, 1972 at home after a lengthy illness. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral will be held Monday at the funeral home at 2 pm., the Rev. Marlon Vincent, Ulysses First Baptist Church. The burial in the Ulysses Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tri-Town Fire Company and Ambulance Aux., Ulysses, Pa. Survived by son, Don at home, several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the Ulysses First Baptist Church; life member of the Tri-Town Fire Company Auxillary; Charter member of Ulysses American Legion Aux. And the widow of Don Rounseville, who died March 27, 1949.

Age 79, of Elizabethtown, PA formerly of Spencer, New York, Thursday, Nov. 1, 1973 at the Tompkins County Hospital, Ithaca, NY. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home, Spencer, NY Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. rev. Thomas Lange of the First Presbyterian Church, Spencer, NY. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, NY Survived by one son, Robert A. Schultz of Ithaca; eight grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren. She was retired from the Cornell University where she worked as a dining hall attendant.

Mrs. Katherine Stathis, age 73, of Wellsboro died Monday, July 16, 1973. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. At the Tussey Funeral Home. Father Saterious Lytras of the Greek Orthodox Church of Elmira officiated.  Contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church Annunciation of Rochester.  She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Stathis of Wellsboro; one son, Anthony Stathis of Webster, NY; sister Mrs John Branditsas of Greece and one grandson, several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Stathis was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and American legion Auxiliary. For many years Mrs Stathis and her husband conducted at restaurant business in Wellsboro.