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CALAMAN –MRS. PHOEBE ANN BRINK of Towanda RD 3 (Bridge Street Hill) died Thursday evening at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Sept. 16, 1976 after a long illness.  Her age was 53.  Mrs. Brink was born July 24, 1923 in Mildred the daughter of the late Rocco and Marianna Lico Calaman.  She spent most of her life in the Mildred area where she attended the Cherry Township School.  After schooling she entered the employ of Weldon’s P.J. Factory and worked there for many years.  When the firm moved to Dushore and became the Dushore Lingerie Co., she remained with it, displaying a high degree of loyalty and cooperation.  In 1971 she married Carlton Brink and moved to Towanda where has resided ever since.  Mrs. Brink was a member of St. Francis Church of Assisi at Mildred and was a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Mildred.  Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters by a previous marriage, that to the late Lester J. Shaffer – Mrs. Edmond (Rena) Weisbrod of Loring Air Base in Maine, Mrs. J. Michael (Marguerite) Murphy of Montoursville, Pa. and Mrs. Merle (Marion) Mott of Towanda RD 33; four brothers, Warren Calaman of Waymart, Pa., Theodore Calaman of San Francisco, Calif., Bernard Calaman of New Albany and Vincent Calaman of Towanda; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Henley of Walworth, N.Y., Mrs. Rose Boudeman of Sonestown, Pa., Mrs. Edward (Anna) Miller of Trenton, N.J. and Mrs. Damon (Helen) Covey of Towanda.  Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph D. Flannery at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mildred Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

FAYE A. CALKINS, 91 [SRGP 09806] of Main Street, Canton, formerly of Corning, N.Y. died Friday, April 10, 1998 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy following a brief illness.  Mr. Calkins was born on Jan. 11, 1907 in Elk Run, Tioga County, Pa., son of the late Charles Arthur Calkins and Myrtle Welch Calkins Gail.  He married Josephine Beales on Aug. 9, 1935 in Big Flats, N.Y. and she predeceased him on Jan. 26, 1998 after 63 years of marriage.  Albert was employed by Corning Inc. as a developmental engineer and retired in March of 1972 after 38 years of service.  He was a member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church, a member of the Wheel Inn club in Roaring Branch, Pa. and Willowcreek Golf Club in Corning.  He was a life member of the Corning-Painted Post No. 168 Masonic Lodge and a member of Scottish Rite Consistory in Corning.  Faye was an avid golfer and loved his hobby of fishing.  He is survived by his sisters, Mrs. (Glenn) Betty Smith of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. (Bill) Ellen Moore of Ashville, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. (Donn) Edna Calkins of Canton; nieces, Mrs. (Gerald) Dee Dee Brown, with whom he resided, Mrs. (Glenford) Marlene Vermilya of Canton and Mrs. Marjorie Rising of corning; nephews, Gail Calkins of Las Vegas, Nev., John “Jack” Calkins of Auburn, N.Y., Rodger Calkins of Kingsport, Tenn. and Richard “Rick” Calkins of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a friend, Robert “Bob” Slaven of Corning and a special friend, Juanita Pulver of Corning.  Faye was predeceased by his brother, John “Donn” Calkins on March 9, 1988.  Friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney, Corning on Saturday, April 12, 1998 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Funeral services will take place there on Monday at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery, Corning.  –Towanda Daily Review

LEONARD D. CAMP, 68 of Towanda RR 4, Monroeton Township, Pa. died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at his home.  Born Jan. 21, 1937 in Monroe Township he was the son of the late Lewis and Emma Bailey Camp.  He was employed by the Swayze Folding Box Co. in Canton for more than 31 years.  Leonard enjoyed music, playing in several country music bands in the area and was a lifetime member of the Penn-York Country Music Club.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.  Surviving are his wife, Patricia Faulkner Camp, at home; his son, Lewis Camp of Towanda RR 4; his daughters, Donna Camp of Towanda RR 4 and Shannon Camp and her friend, Mike Longcoy of Towanda RR 4; 11 grandchildren, Joshua, Makayla, Michael, Kaitlyn, Robert, Casey, Leonary, Heather, Brandy, Emma and Amber; a great-grandson, Tyler; and twin sisters, Lillian McIntire of LaPorte, Pa. and Helen Stacey of Horseheads, NY.  He was preceded in death by a son, Leonard D. Camp Jr. in 1960; his brothers, Art Camp, Frank Camp and Albert Camp; his sisters, Laura Covey and an infant sister.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be private.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review

CAMP –MARGARET V. BOTSFORD, 93 a resident of LaPorte United Methodist Home and a former resident of Fassett Street, Canton died February 17, 1989 at the home.  Mrs. Botsford was born July 18, 1895 in Monroe Township a daughter of William and Maud Northrup Camp.  She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Marion and Charles Schlappi, Canton; one son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Mary Botsford, Blossburg; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eloise Botsford, Rochester, NY; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Botsford was predeceased by her husband, Frank July 13, 1974 and a son, William May 19, 1967.  Funeral services were held Monday from the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, Canton with Rev. Richard Barner officiating.  Interment was in Cherry Grove Cemetery in Nordmont.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CASEMAN –EVA G. HOOVER, 68, New Albany, PA died December 16, 1995 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Mrs. Hoover was born February 16, 1927 in Shunk a daughter of the late Floyd G. and Luetta E. Brown Caseman.  She graduated from Estella High school class of 1945.  Her main interest in life was her family and she enjoyed making quilts and embroidery.  She worked for over 10 years at the former leather factory in Troy and was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dushore.  Mrs. Hoover married James Thomas Hoover, Lopez, PA on Dec. 27, 1952.  She and her husband lived in Lopez most of their lives.  They later moved to Dushore for several years and have lived in New Albany for the past five years.  Surviving are her husband at home; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry D. Hoover, Durell, Garry T. and Terri Hoover, Dushore, Floyd W. and Connie Hoover, Dushore and Brian J. and Sally Hoover, Mount Joy, Pa.; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and James Magee, New Albany, Rose and Gene Burgess, Burlington and Reah and Larry Goulding, Hummelstown, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nelson and Adelle Caseman, Columbia cross Roads and Richard and Eloise Caseman, Shunk; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vera and Ray O’Brian, Cogan Station, Phyllis and Darwin Higley, Shunk and Alice and Donald Brown, Okeechobee, FL; sister-in-law, sister-in-law, Emma Caseman, Hoyenoe, NY, 13 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Harold Caseman on July 17, 1983 and a sister, Helen Brown on April 10, 1982.  The funeral service was held December 19 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, her pastor officiating.  Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.  Memorials are directed to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, RR 1, Box 1016, Dushore, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

RICHARD O. CRON, 96 of Wellsburg RD 2 died Monday, Feb. 21, 1975.  Born July 28, 1880 at Angels, Wayne County, Pa. he was a former resident of Laquin and Athens.  He was the son of Oliver and Susan Cron.  He was a war veteran of the Athens American Legion Post, and was a retired employee of the Ingersoll-Rand foundry in Athens.  He is survived by daughters, Mrs. Lester (Bessie) Cole of Athens, Mrs. Kenneth (Ruth) Williams of Wellsburg RD 2 and Mrs. Harry (Helen) Watkins of Powell; sons, James Cron of Athens and Fay Cron of Sayre; 28 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the Roberts Funeral home, 120 Main St., Wellsburg, Thursday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Welling Storch will officiate.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN CUSHANEY, 94 of Towanda RD 2, Woodside died early Tuesday morning September4, 1979 at Memorial Hospital.  Mr. Cushaney had been ill for just the past few days.  He was born Jan. 19, 1885 in Austria where he spent his early years.  In 1910 he moved to America settling in Laquin where he worked for the Barclay Chemical Company.  He left Laquin and moved to Towanda in 1933 where he was engaged in farming.  He had been retired for many years.  He was a member of St. Vladimir’s Church in Lopez.  Surviving are three sons, Michael with whom he resided, Steven G. and Peter of Elmira, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Vischansky of Elmira; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a daughter Mrs. Catherine Abrahamsen preceded him in death.  The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated for him Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Vladimir’s Church, Lopez with the Rev. James Jadich officiating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

BARBARA J. DAY VORMAN, 59 of Ogdensburg died on April 1, 2006 Blossburg.  Born on August 9, 1946 in Blossburg, Barb was a daughter of the late Carl M. Gardner and Vesta Marie Day Austin.  She attended Canton High School.  Barb was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved doing many things.  She liked to walk, bike, camp, read, sew, watch movies and work on tuco puzzles.  Special companions were her beloved animals.  Surviving are; her husband of 20 years, James M. Vroman; five children; Carl L. Day of Ogdensburg.  Brenda L. Meuse of Ralston, Donald J. Sechrist Jr. of Sylvania, Ginger M. Jackson of W. Burlington, Daniel A. Bastion of Salladasburg; ten grandchildren; Carl, Travis and Shayna Day, Ashley, Jim and Rachel Meuse, Crystal and Andrew Jackson, Stephanie and Chelsea Bastion; four sisters; Bev Johnson, Bett Williford, Alice Saar and Rose Saar; a brother; Dennis Austin, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Barb was predeceased by her brother, James Austin.  In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, a time of fellowship will be held at a later date.  Pepper Funeral Home in Canton is assisting her family with arrangements.  Those who wish may consider a donation in Barb’s memory to the SPCA, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel (Barb went by Day.  She was cremated and is supposed to have a tombstone set at the Ogdensburg Cemetery, but not buried there.)

FITCH –LORRAINE FITCH BURR, 61, Webster, NY died September 8, 1998 at the Latta Road Nursing Home, Greece, NY where she had been a resident for several weeks.  She had been in ill health for many years.  Born August 21, 1937 in Sayre, she was the daughter of Leslie and Lena Harris Fitch.  A 1955 graduate of Webster High School, she later graduated from Rider College in Trenton, NJ with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting.  In 1995 she retired from the Webster Central School District where she had served as the District’s treasurer since 1980.  Prior to that she had been the Webster Town Clerk and Receiver of taxes from 1976-79.  She was a life-long member and past president of Coltreall-Warner Auxiliary Unit #942 and had been president of the Monroe County Committee of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She also served as secretary for the Webster Bicentennial Committee form 1974-1976, was secretary of the Webster Memorial Day Committee from 1974-1976, was secretary for the Webster Bicentennial Committee from 1974-1976, was secretary of the Webster Memorial Day Committee for 15 years, maintained memberships in the Ridge Webster VFW Auxiliary #9483, Women of the Moose, Canton, Chapter #982 and the town, country and state Democratic Committees.  Surviving are her daughter, Jodie (Dan) Bischoping, Hilton, NY; son, Sam (Mary Ann) Burr, Webster, NY; three grandchildren, Kelsey and James Bischoping, Hilton and Joseph Edward Burr, Webster.  Also surviving is her mother, Lena Rapalee, Canton; brothers, Tom (Dora) Landon, Canton, Gerald (Louise) Fitch, Ontario, NY; sister, Jean (Gene) Harman, Canton, several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Burr, whom she married on December 30, 1961 at the Holy Trinity Church, Webster; father, Leslie Fitch and a special nephew, Harvey Fitch.  The Monroe County Legion Auxiliary conducted a memorial service at the Willard H. Scott Funeral Home, Webster as did the local Legion Auxiliary of Webster.  Funeral services were held September 11 with the Rev. Fr. John F. Reif officiating.  Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Rochester, where Rev. Joseph McGuire led the committal service.  Memorial donations may be made to the Canton Ambulance Association, Box 38, Canton, PA or the Cottreall-Warner American Legion Auxiliary, 818 Ridge Rd., Webster, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

KENNETH J. FREY, 77, Shunk RR 1 died Feb. 20, 1993 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy.  He was born Jan. 16, 1916 in Fox Township a son of Edwin and Florence Decker Frey.  Mr. Frey was a 1932 graduate of Shunk 3-year high school and a 1933 graduate of Estella Vo-Ag High School, worked with DHIA for about a year before starting his own dairy farm and continued farming until retiring in 1973.  He was chief assessor for Sullivan County from 1963 until retiring in 1978, was active with the Northern Tier Regional Planning Commission from 1964 to 1979 and had served with the Sullivan County Planning Commission for six years, was a substitute rural mail carrier from 1938 to 1979, then became a full-time rural mail carrier in 1979 and retired in 1981, had been an active member of the Shunk United Methodist Church since 1935 having served as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher and class leader, was a member of the Shunk Cemetery Association, Sullivan County Historical Society and County Chamber of Commerce and Endless Mountains Association Director.  He loved to travel and enjoyed camping and fishing.  He traveled in all 50 states as well as England, Ireland, Australia and Nova Scotia.  Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Marion Brown Frey; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dolores and Dean Hartford, Troy RR 1 and Elaine and Allen Kisinger, Troy RR 1; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Dorothy Frey, Shunk, Miles Frey, Hearne, TX and Eugene and Suzanne Frey, Gliden, WI, a niece whom they raised Florence McDonald Schwartz, Madison, WI, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Leona Frey, Shunk, Sheldon and Uva Frey, Moorestown, NJ and Wayne and Deanne Frey, Pittsburgh, two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Alice Eastham, Athens and Irene and Robert Foust, Montoursville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mildred and Leslie Morgan, Geraldine and Roger Gilbert, Beatrice and Delbert Bailey and Margaret Brown, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Frey in 1944 and a sister, Dorothy McDonald in 1959, a grandson, Ronald M. Frey in 1988.  Funeral services were held at the Shunk United Methodist Church Feb. 23.  Interment was in Brown Cemetery, Shunk.  The services were under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s memory may be directed to the Shunk United Methodist Church in care of Jack Moody, Shunk, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FULLKERSON –MARY F. BURR, 88 of Canton died March 12, 2000 at Memorial Hospital of Towanda.  Born April 7, 1911 in Canton she was a daughter of the late Calvin and Laura Herts Fulkerson.  She was married to the late Adolphus Burr who predeceased her in January 1982.  She was of the Methodist faith.  Mrs. Burr was employed by the former Dewey’s Photo Shop of Canton for many years.  Surviving are: nieces and their spouses; Sally and Mike Swingle, Zephyrhills, FL, Linda and Fran Leggett, Sevierville, TN, K. Jean and George Meyers, Endwell, NY, Patricia Holmes, Ormond Beach, FL; brother-in-law, Eugene Holmes, Daytona Beach, FL; sister-in-law Rose Fulkerson, Bradford County Manor; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.  In addition to her husband she was predeceased by sisters, Helen Holmes and Kathryn Williams; brother, John Fulkerson; brother-in-law, Howard “Bucky” Burr.  A private family funeral was held March 16. 2000 at the Pepper funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Interment was in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, IA.  The family suggests that memorial donations be directed to Meals on Wheels, c/o North Penn Services, Colonial Towers, Box NP, Towanda, PA in Mrs. Burr’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SETH HOPE FULLER, formerly of West Union Street, canton died of lung cancer at Clark Summit February 10, 1998.  Born July 13, 1939 he was the son of Juanita and Clyde Fuller.  Surviving are his mother of Blossburg, Uncle Seth of Daytona Beach, FL and several cousins.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  (Brown Cemetery, Shunk)

GILBERT –NORMA JEAN BOECKER, 69 of Forksville, Pa. died
on April 1, 1998.  She was the daughter of the late Earl and Mildred Nichols Gilbert.  She was born May 10, 1928 in Elkland Township, Estella, Pa.  Norma worked for may years at Sullcraft in Dushore.  She later opened her own Dam Care and worked as a private care aide for many years.  She is survived by her husband, Harry Boecker at home; 10 children, Daughter and husband, Jane and Jerome Jimeerson of Omaha, Neb.; daughter and husband, Marie and Brock Deihl of Danville, Pa.; daughter, Carolyn Hunsinger of Bing Flats, N.Y., daughter and husband, Marcille and Robert McCarty of Mehoopany, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law, Harry and Nit Boecker of Calaway, Fla., Lonnie and Christie Boecker of Meshoppen, Donnie and Debbie Boecker of Forksville, Pa., Debra and Ed Nocdera of Mohnton, Pa., daughter, Robin and Keith Morin of Estella, Pa.; Vickie and Pat Kelley of Dushore, Pa.; 20 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Audrey (Bubby) and Riva Gilbert, Roger and Jean Gilbert, Joe and Rita Gilbert; sisters, Nellie Marie Smith, Gloria Leslie, June Boyles, Ella Heinze and husband, Ronnie.  She was survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 4, 1998 at 2 p.m. in Forksville United Methodist Church, Forksville, Pa. with the Rev. David C. Hart, pastor officiating.  Interment will be in the Forksville Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, April 3, 1998 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROGER E. GILBERT, 77, Estella, Elkland Township, Forksville RR 1 died September 12, 2002 at his home.  Born on June 25, 1925 in Elmira, NY he was the son of the late Earl and Mildred Nichols Gilbert.  Mr. Gilbert was a Veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.  He attended the Estella Methodist Church and was a member of V.F.W. Post No. 384 of Overton.  Prior to his retirement he was a self-employed carpenter.  Surviving are his wife Geraldine Brown Gilbert at home; sons, William Roger (Karin) Gilbert, LeRoy, John Earl Gilbert, New Albany, Robert Hugh (Linda) Gilbert, Forksville; brothers, Audry (Reva) Gilbert, Florida and Joseph (Rita) Gilbert, Forksville, PA; sisters, June Boyles, Knoxville, PA, Nellie smith, New York, Ella (Ronald) Heinse, Forksville; Gloria Leslie, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by Leslie Gilbert and Norma Boeker.  At his request the funeral services were private and at the convenience of his family in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore with the Rev. James Donahoo, Pastor officiating.  Interment was in Forksville Cemetery.  Family suggests that donations be made to the Guthrie Hospice or the Sullivan County Chapter of the American Cancer Society in Mr. Gilbert’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GRENELL –GLADYS B. STARR , 81 Ralston died April 16, 1991 at home.  Mrs. Starr was born July 4, 1909 in Ralston, a daughter of Arthur and Frank Brown Grenell.  She graduated from the Ralston High School in 1927 and was a life-long member of the Ralston United Methodist Church, an honorary member of the Ralston Vol. Fire Co. and a member of the Ralston High School Alumni Association.  She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Florence) Reese, Ralston, Mrs. Dale (Joyce) Reynard, Wilmington, DE, Mrs. Robert (Connie) Robbins, Ralston, Mrs. James (Carol) Cowing, Maui, HI and Mrs. James (Becky) Boyer, Ralston; 16 grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, 12 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and one sister-in-law.  She was predeceased by her husband, Kermit E. Starr on April 31, 1987.  Funeral services will be held Friday, April 19, 1991 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ralston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Bailey, Mrs. Starr’s pastor and the Rev. Harold F. McCaslin of the Hebron United Methodist Church in Millersburg, PA officiating.  Interment will be in Ralston Cemetery.  Friends may call Thursday from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Ralston United Methodist Church or the Ralston Vol. Fire Co. Ambulance Fund, Ralston, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HEEMAN –DOROTHY MAY HEEMAN MCINTIRE, 80, widow of Ralph Jay McIntire formerly of Towanda, RR 4 died Saturday evening March 15, 2003 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, Pa.  Born Dec. 5, 1922 in Brooklyn, Mich.  She was a daughter of Sheridan Lee Heeman and Emma May Shytes Heeman.  In early years Dorothy was employed by the Blue Swan in Sayre and by the Herman Rynveld Company in New Albany.  Dorothy was a noted seamstress in the area and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.  Her main interest in life encompassed her home and family.  She is survived by; her children and their spouses, Willard and Lori Burlingame of Elmira, N.Y., Kandis and Francis Rought of Athens RR 1, Ralph Burlingame of Towanda RR 4, Genevieve Urbaniak of Sayre, Elizabeth Seig and her friend Robert of Sayre RR 2, Sandra and Niles Stroud of Towanda RR 2 and Walter and Paula Vanderpool of Towanda RR 4.  She is also survived by her step-children and their spouses, Francis and Blanche McIntire of Florida, Joseph and Joanne McIntire of Sayre, Betty McIntire of Camptown; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cora Silverstrim and her husband Eugene of Towanda, Georgetta Stroud and her husband Clifford Stroud of Wysox and Rhea Barner of Millhall; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Jay McIntire on April 10, 2002 and by a step-son, Thomas McIntire.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

HEESS –MRS. RUTH BURGESS, 86 of Box 1215 Forksville RR 1 died Friday, March 11, 1994 at home.  She was born June 17, 1907 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, a daughter of Harry A. and Hanna M. Cott Heess.  Ruth was a lifelong member of the Elkland Friends Meeting, Elkland Township.  Surviving are a son, William M. Burgess, Forksville; two daughters; Virginia Pletcher, State College and Florabell Watts, Hershey; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Anna Morgan of Shunk.  Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Mark on Oct. 2, 1987 a brother, Kermit Heess and two sisters; Gertrude Heess and Dorothy Neece.  Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Elkland Friends Meeting, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Rexer, Box 1216 RR 1, Forksville, Pa.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

HEINZE –LENA P. BROWN, 88 of 947 Moore Ave., Williamsport died Monday Nov. 15, 1990 at Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport.  She was born Nov. 5, 1901 at Elkland Township, Sullivan County daughter of Christian and Maude White Heinze.  Mrs. Brown was a homemaker.  She is survived by a daughter, Myra Schmelzle of Williamsport and a brother, Harry Heinze of Estella, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mrs. Brown was predeceased by her husband, Carlyle Brown in 1925.  The funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese funeral Home, 40 North Center St., Canton with the Rev. Jasper Smith, retired Methodist minister officiating.  Interment will be in Brown Cemetery, Shunk.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

HIGLEY –HELEN J. BROWN, 59 of RR 1, Forksville, Pa. died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997 at her home following a lengthy illness.  She was born on Jan. 4, 1938 a daughter of the late Ralph and Lela McCarty Higley of Forksville.  Helen was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Hugo Corners and was its treasurer for many years.  She had previously worked at Dushore Lingerie and the Ben Franklin Store in Dushore.  She was employed at Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella for over 10 years and was an Elkland Township Auditor for a number of years.  Left surviving is her husband, John E. Brown at home; one son, Marvin Brown of Montgomery, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Lynne) Bennett of Forksville, Mrs. Charles (Terrie) Baumunk Jr. of Forksville; five grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn Stephenson of Towanda, Arlene Brown of Troy; six brothers, Kenneth Higley of Wyalusing, Floyd Higley of Montoursville, Pa., Dale Higley of Upland, Calif., Clinton Higley of Laceyville, Myron Higley of Sunbury, Pa. and Gordon Higley of Las Vegas, Nev.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Donald Higley and Bruce Higley.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, 1997 at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Hugo Corners with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, pastor and the Rev. Robert Brown, former pastor officiating.  Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Elkland Township, Forksville, Pa.  Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 1997 at Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

MISS CATHERINE ‘KATE’ ISABELLE HUNSINGER age 81 of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore, Pa. died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte, Pa.  Kate was born in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa. on Sept. 3, 1924 a daughter of the late Frank L. and Mary Suber Hunsinger.  Kate resided with her sister, Mary Ellen Heath of Mildred, Pa. until Mary Ellen’s death in 1992, when Kate moved to Sullivan Terrace in Dushore.  She was a loving sister and aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews.  She was a member of Trinity Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore.  Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three sisters, Cora Pedro and Mary Ellen Heath of Mildred and Louise Beaver of Elmira, N.Y. and two brothers, Irvin L. Hunsinger of Mildred and Wesley R. Heath of Elmira.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating.  Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.  Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday morning at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

M. MARGARET HIPPS, 87 of the Presbyterian Home of the Moshannon Valley, Philipsburg, Pa. died Feb. 25, 1988 at Mercy Hospital, Altoona.  Born March 10, 1900 she was the daughter of Joseph and Cora Bloom Hipps.  She graduated from Curwensville schools in 1919 and from Grove City College in 1924.  She attended Penn State, Emerson School of Speech in Boston, Mass. and Columbia University.  She was awarded a Master’s Degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT in 1935.  She taught English at Curwensville schools from 1924 to 1927, English and speech at Towanda High School from 1927 to 1935 and English and speech at Ridley Park High School from 1935 to 1959.  She is survived by a brother, R. Joseph Hipps of Curwensville.  The funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Curwensville.  –Towanda Daily Review

ALFRED C. KOBBE, 91 a resident of Bradford County Manor formerly of Elkland Township, Sullivan County died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1992 following a lingering illness.  He was born on March 14, 1901 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County the son of the late Christian and Minnie Beinlich Kobbe.  Prior to his residence at the Bradford County Manor, Alfred was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.  Surviving is a sister; Mrs. Lavina Chapman of Springfield, Pa. and numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.  He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest, Delbert, Clarence and Edward and three sisters; Fredrica, Edna and Anna.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1992 at 1 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Hugo Corners officiating.  Interment will be in the St. Peter’s Cemetery, Hugo Corners at Forksville RR.  Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday at McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore from noon until the time of the funeral service.  –Towanda Daily Review

DAVID R. LARSON, 81 of HC 64, Trout Run died Sept. 14, 1991 at the Williamsport Hospital.  He was born in Edgar, Clay County, NB the son of Carl Albin and Hannah Alberg Larson.  David had retired as district manager for the East Region of Atlantic Richfield (Arco) based in Bodines.  He was a member of the Canton Loyal Order of the Moose, No. 429 Canton F&AM Lodge No. 415; Wheel Inn Inc. and Red Run rod and Gun Club, Ralston.  He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, David R. and Linda Larson, Canton; one daughter and son-in-law, Adrienne and William L. Warner, Southern Pines, NC; eight grandchildren, David, Robert, Brian, Mike, Kelly, Richard, Stacey and Paula; three brothers, Chet, Harold and Cecil, all of Edgar; two sisters, Mrs. Karen Hutchinson of California and Mrs. Ina Bohl of Colorado.  He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred L. Larson on Jan. 13, 1986; his parents and a step-grandson, Kip McNett on Feb. 1, 1988.  Funeral services were held Sept. 17, 1991 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Canton Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ officiating.  Interment was in Pennsdale Cemetery, Lewis Township.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

EARL C. (RED) LEWIS, Laceyville RD 1 (North Flat) died Thursday evening Nov. 8, 1990 at Tyler Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Forkston on June 15, 1912 the son of the late Thomas Paul and Lillian Bassett Lewis.  He was retired as a machinist from the Cornell Manufacturing Company in Laceyville after his employment of 22 years.  Previously he had worked at Vandervort Mills in Laceyville.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Goodwill Fire Company.  In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He is survived by two sons and their wives, Jerry and Sally Jo Lewis, Laceyville and Earl Jr. and Sandra Lewis, Wyalusing; a brother and his wife, Rodney and Elizabeth Lewis, Farr Hollow; two sisters and their husband, Alice and Fred Dennison and Joan and William Durland, both of Forkston; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two brothers, roger and Pearle Lewis, and a sister, Irene Lewis.  The funeral service will be held Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with the Rev. Richard Vieldhouse, pastor of Braintrim Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Forkston Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

MINARIK –MRS. HELEN M. CALAMAN age 80 of Mildred died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 6, 1993 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, Pa.  Helen was born in Lopez, July 30, 1913 a daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica Youpa Minarik.  She attended local schools and married Roy Calaman of Mildred on July 1, 1941.  Roy predeceased her on June 18, 1981.  She worked for many years for the former Weldon Manufacturing Co. of Lopez and also for the former Sulcraft Manufacturing Co. of Dushore and the Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. of Mildred.  She was a member of St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church in Dushore.  Surviving are: a son, Ronald, Dushore; daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Higley, Milan and Mrs. Maria A. Leljedal, Freeburg, Ill.; a brother, Joseph Minarik, Binghamton; sisters, Mrs. Susan Striney, Mildred, Mrs. Betty Marshall, Towanda and Mrs. Rose Rogalla Beaver, Bloomsburg; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, John and sisters, Mary Bills, Anna Mrass, Veronica Perogoff and Sister Mary Anthony P.C.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday morning, Oct. 9, 1993 at 11:30 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church, Dushore with the Very Rev. Patrick J. McLaughlin, V.F., her pastor officiating.  Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Mildred.  Friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 8, 1993 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  There will be a recitation of the rosary at 3 p.m. by members of the St. Basil’s Altar and Rosary society on Friday afternoon and a vigil service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials are directed to the Sullivan County United Fund, P.O. 431, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MOST –SOPHIA MOST BROWN, 84 of Sycamore Manor, Montoursville RD, formerly of Canton died Sunday Nov. 27, 1983 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 8, 1899 in Trenton, NJ a daughter of Wilhelm and Kate Bickel Most.  She was a civilian naval inspector for the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Later, she was employed as a hostess for the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall in Atlantic City from which she retired.  She was a member of the Canton Ecumenical Parish, the Canton Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, she was a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star Belmont Chapter No. 184 in Philadelphia and also a member of the Canton Senior Citizens.  She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, William R. and Elizabeth M. Most of Canton; three nephews, Dr. William J. Most of Gillett, NJ, Dr. Robert K. Most of Mansfield and Dr. Benjamin Most of Iowa City, IA and several grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins.  Her daughter, Mrs. Ada Kelso predeceased her in 1971.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton with the Rev. John Mullen officiating.  Interment will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Colonial Memorial Park, Trenton, NJ.  Friends may call Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Community Nursing Service in her memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PAYNE –PHYLLIS ROBERTA PAYNE WILLIAMS, 73 of Towanda RR 5, Wysox Township, Pa. died Tuesday afternoon Aug. 31, 2004 at Memorial Hospital in North Towanda Township, Pa.  Born July 15, 1931 in Sheshequin Township, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Floyd Silas and Mattie Phoebe Myers Payne.  On Sept. 26, 1947 she married Howard C. Williams, who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1984.  In earlier years, Phyllis was employed by Towanda Folding Box Company and the B. and D Diner in Wysox.  Later she assisted her son in the operation of Howard Williams Garage in Wysox for many years.  In 1963 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  Phyllis enjoyed crafts and playing cards.  Surviving are her sons, Larry Williams and his special friend, Brenda Bovier of Wysox, Edward Williams and his wife, Deb Williams of Montoursville, Pa.; grandchildren, Kevin Williams and Lisa Williams, both of Montoursville, Pa.; her sisters, Irene Rumsey and her husband David Rumsey of Smethport, Pa., Alice Tetreault of South Waverly, Pa., grace Scrivener and her husband, Ray Scrivener of Sayre, Pa., Shirley Saik and her husband, Harold Saik of Halsey Valley, N.Y., Sylvia Higgins of Tucson, Ariz.; her brothers, Martin Stevens and his wife, Dorothy Stevens of Lakeland, Fla., Floyd Payne and his wife Marie Payne of Milan, Pa., Fred Payne and his wife Adeline Payne of Sayre, Pa., Elmer Payne and his wife, Venita Payne of Ulster RR 1 and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Williams in 1984, her father, Floyd Payne in 1973, her mother, Mattie Payne in 1964, her brothers, Pete Payne in 1999 and Loren Payne in 1978; her sisters, Mabel Fice in 1976, Marie Horton in 1990 and Ida Mastellar in 1991.  The funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004 at 3 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

ARTHUR ELLERY QUAIL, 83, Canton RR 3 (Shunk) died unexpectedly October 10, 19933 at his home.  Mr. Quail was born Feb. 20, 1910 a son of Jesse and Anna McCool Quail.  In the 1920s-30s Ellery was employed by the S&NY Railroad.  He was then employed by L.L. Baumunk and Son, Shunk and also Baumunk Lumber Co., Forksville.  Later he was employed at Troy engine Co., Troy and then at Bellows-Valvair, Canton.  Prior to retirement he was a Sullivan County bus driver and poultry farmer retiring in 1970.  He was a member of the Shunk United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Endless Winds Fire Department.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and LaVerne Rinker, Hillsgrove; son and daughter-in-law, Burdell and Arlene Quail, Shunk; 12 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; stepmother, Mrs. Velda Quail, Troy RR 3; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Conrad, Estella; Mrs. Vera Bailey, New Albany; and Mrs. Elva Crofut, Shunk; four half-sister; Mrs. Pauline Hilliker, Chemung, NY; Mrs. Beverly Morgan, Ulster, Mrs. Judy Ferguson, Colorado Springs, CO and Mrs. Edith Brown, East Canton; three half-brothers, Kenneth B. and Wayne Quail, both of Shunk and Dan Quail, address unknown; two stepbrothers, Lloyd (Jimmy) Bailey, Rochester, NY and Delbert Bailey, Boonville, NY; a stepsister, Mrs. Sylva Teeter, Milan; nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were conducted from the Shunk United Methodist Church October 13 with Rev. Richard D. Leonard, his pastor and Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of the Wheelerville Mennonite Church officiating.  Interment was in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Mr. Quail’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

GERALD A. REED, 70, Williamsport died July 12, 1992 in Williamsport Hospital.  Born November 24, 1921 in Roaring Branch he was the son of Fred C. and Edna E. Kobbe Reed.  Mr. Reed was a retired employee of the former Marvel Mills/Syntex.  He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge and the South Williamsport Senior Citizens, a member of the trinity United Methodist Church, an Army Veteran of World War II, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries suffered in Germany and an avid bowler.  Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor E. Heinze Reed in Sept. 1984.  Surviving are his wife of seven years, Edna R. Engle; two sons, Gerald Brion of Montoursville and Miles Reed, Roaring Branch; five daughters, Phyllis Zarzyczny, Linda Black, Donna Reidy, and Rita Van Black, Donna Reidy and Rita Van Sant, all of Williamsport, Mary Simmers, Erie; twin step-sons, John H. Engle, Jersey Shore and Joseph C. Engle, Williamsport; one step-daughter, Kathleen Patt, Williamsport; five brothers, Frederick, Canton, Leroy, Liberty, Carl, Trout Run and James and Dan, both of Linden; sis sisters, Margaret Lusk, Mary Brion and Lydia Roupp, all of Williamsport, Marcella Skelly, Millerton, Elma Faulkerson, Roaring Branch and Betty Reibson, Forksville; 16 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral was held at the Sanders Funeral Home, Williamsport.  Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHARLES W. ‘TINK’ REIDY, 63 of Troy died on Friday, Nov. 10, 2000 at Dar-Way Nursing Home, Forksville.  Charles was born Sept. 9, 1937 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, the son of the late Walter L. and Marian Robinson Reidy.  He was a graduate of Troy High School and served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.  He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Donald McIntosh Lowman, N.Y.; a brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Pauline Reidy, Gibson, N.Y. and a special friend, Freda Bailey of Hillcrest Apartments, Troy.  He was predeceased by a sister, Frances Jane Reidy.  Charles was a member of VFW Post 6072, Asylum Township and American Legion Post 49, Troy.  He was employed at Penn Troy Machine Co. for 16 years until forced to retire due to disability.  There will be no viewing hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy in Mr. Reidy’s name.  Arrangements are being handled by the Vickery Funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RUMSEY –MRS. LENA R. BRENCHLEY, 82, [SRGP 05909] 917 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira Friday evening July 5, 1974 after an extended illness.  She was the widow of Wallace Brenchley.  She was born in Jobs Corners, Tioga County Nov. 18, 1891 a daughter of Albert and Cora Wright Rumsey, Mrs. Brenchley was a retired employee of the former Eclipse in Elmira, having worked during World War II and she retired in 1956 after 13 years of service.  She is survived by one son, Earl Brenchley of Great Bend, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Leon (Ruth) Jablonski of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Helen Klein of Gillett; 14 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Buried West Hill Cemetery, Shunk, Pa.

SNELL –ELVINA F. WILLIAMS, 76, Canton RR 3 died June 28, 1998 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born April 9, 1922 in Sullivan County, she was the daughter of Paul and Sadie Hakes Snell.  On November 8, 1940 she married Dean E. Williams.  Together they celebrated 57 years of marriage on November 8, 1997.  Memberships included, Senior Citizens of Canton and Sullivan County, the Grange in Estella and Shunk United Methodist Church.  Surviving are: her husband at home; sons, Larry D. Williams, Hillsgrove, Otis L. Williams, Shunk, Kevin B. Williams, Wake Forest, NC; daughters, Flenia L. Carpenter, Shunk, Ella R. Packard, Montoursville, Alyse E. Porter, Jupiter, FL and Louise K. Isaacs, Topsail, NC; brother, Carl Hakes, Gillett; sisters, Velma Grisham, San Diego, CA, Frances Perchenski, Williamsport, Clara Perchenski, Warrensville and Myrtle Langford, San Diego, CA; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held June 30 from the Shunk United Methodist Church with Rev. Herbert J. Eby officiating.  Burial was in Hillsgrove Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SPENCER –CAROL A. BROWN age 64 of Campbell, died on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.  She was born on June 24, 1940 in Canton, PA, the daughter of the late Willard and Martha Barrow Spencer.  She married Jerald R. Brown on October 8, 1966 in Canton, PA. He predeceased her on January 23, 2001.  Carol was a member of the First Baptist Church of Painted Post where she was the organist for over 35 years.  She retired from Corning Children's Center in 1996, a member of the Campbell Lions Club and the Sugar and Spice Senior Singers at the Corning Center. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Babette and Alex Perednia of Holliday, PA, and Betsy and Chris Landers of Hebron, CT; son and daughter-in-law, Cary and Melinda Brown of Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren, Christopher, Cassandra, and CeJaelyn Perednia, and Morgan and Charles Brown, and Boden Landers; sister, Mary Alice Spencer of Troy, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Gerri Spencer of Shavertown, PA, and Erwin and Dianne Spencer of Roaring Branch, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter's Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, on Friday, May 20, 2005, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  A funeral service will be on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Painted Post.  Burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Holliday, PA. Those wishing may make donations to the Campbell Lions Club. –Elmira Star Gazette

STONE –MARGARET E. BRYINGTON, 80 died October 29, 2004 at her daughter and son-in-law’s home (Shelia and John Bartholomay), Corning, NY.  Born September 10, 1924 in Canton she was the daughter of the late Walter and Edith Nelson Stone.  She received her education in the Pennsylvania school system.  She married William Bryington in Pennsylvania and the couple relocated to the Corning area in 1946.  He predeceased her November 29, 1983.  Mrs. Bryington truly loved her family, especially all her grandchildren.  She loved to bake and cook and she these talents with family and friends.  Cross word puzzles and reading were her relaxing interest and her special hobby was the collection of ceramic hummingbirds.  Surviving her are sons, William (Sharon) Bryington, Odessa, NY; Clyde (Barbara) Bryington, Campbell, NY and Kenneth Bryington, Corning, NY; daughters; Lucille (Milton) Allen, Beaver Dams, NY, Dorothy (Tim) Waldron, Evansville, IN; Nancy (Rick) Chandler, Corning, NY; Shelia (John) Bartholomay, Corning, NY; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, rose Terry, Mansfield, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A funeral service and committal prayers were held November 2nd with Rev. Grant Nichols, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Beaver Dams, NY officiating.  Interment was in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY.  The family would appreciate memorial donations be given in her name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

STONER –MRS. SHIRLEY J. (STONER) BUCHANAN, 63 of State Line, PA died November 30, 1998 in the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA after a very short illness.  Born August 28, 1935 in Mount Union, PA, she was the daughter of the late Clifford C. and Helen A. (Snyder) Stoner.  She lived her early life in Mount Union.  Mrs. Buchanan attended school into the 12th grade at the Mount Union High School and then received her G.E.D. from the Waynesboro Area Senior High School.  She and her husband Clyde M. Buchanan were married on July 19, 1961.  They moved to the State Line area in July 1965.  Mrs. Buchanan was employed in her early life at Crubb’s Diner in Mount Union for about 10 years and prior to retiring in October 1997 she was the cashier at Earl’s Market at State Line for 22 years.  She also served as Judge of Elections at State Line for many years.  Memberships include: State Line United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the King’s Children Sunday School Class, also a member of the National AARP, charter member of the Middleburg-Mason Dixon Historical Society of State Line.  Mrs. Buchanan enjoyed genealogy work, crocheting, reading and camping.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Susan R. Witmyer, York, PA and Leslie B. Crum, State Line; son, Scott D. Buchanan, Greencastle; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; brothers, Dr. Larry C. Stoner, Syracuse, NY, Terry A. Stoner, Altoona, two nephews.  She was preceded in death by one son, Eric L. Stoner who died in 1991 and a granddaughter, Emily R. Witmyer who died in 1983.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. December 4 in the Miller-Grove Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington Street, Greencastle with Pastor Harold Hollister officiating.  Burial will be in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg.  Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 December 3 in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to State Line United Methodist Church, PO Box 277, State Line, PA or the Middleburg-Mason Dixon Historical  Society, PO Box 177, State Line, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LINUS EDWIN STRICKLAND, 81 of Ulster RD 2, Smithfield Township formerly of Middlefield, Conn. Died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1987 at his home following an extended illness.  Born May 10, 1906 in Middlefield, Conn. He was a son of the late Edwin C. and Jane Hall Strickland.  Mr. Strickland was a graduate of the Middlefield Public School in 1919 and in 1923 graduated with honors from the Middlefield High School agricultural course.  On April 24, 1929 he married the former Myrtle Sterry.  She preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1983.  Linus was active in farming his entire life and for many years owned and operated his farm in Middlefield where from 1954-57 he served as first selectman of the town of Middlefield.  Mr. Strickland was a member of the Connecticut State Board Cooperative Farm Credit for over 20 years and following his retirement in 1977 Mr. and Mrs. Strickland moved to Smithfield Township to make their home.  He was a member of the Middlesex County Soil Conservation Service and in 1961 received the Tri-State Conservation Award.  Other memberships include the American Guernsey Cattle Club, the Brown Swiss Association of Wisconsin and the Holstein Breeders Association of America.  Surviving are a sister, Anna Thayer of Danbury, Conn.; a half-sister, Martha Strickland of Middlefield, Conn.; very close friends, Ronald and Sherida MacWhinnie of Bentley Creek; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service will be held in Middlefield, Conn. at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home in Towanda.  There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

STROPE –ANNA B. CONKLIN, 74 of 3100 Rhode Island Ave., Niagara, N.Y. formerly of Towanda died at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital, Lewiston, N.Y. on Saturday April 28, 1984.  She was born on June 10, 1909 in Towanda, Pa. the daughter of Orman S. Strope and Susan McNeil.  Survivors include her husband, Edward E. Conklin Sr.; three sons, Edward E. Jr.; James W. and Norman D., all of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; two daughters, Jean Seger of Niagara Falls, N.Y. and Mrs. Carl (Patricia) Seger of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Clifton (Mildred) Lantz of LeRaysville; 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  A brother, John Strope and a sister-in-law, rose Strope preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be held today at the Lane Funeral Home, Inc., 8622 Buffalo, Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Allen Brindisi officiating.  Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery.  –Towanda Daily Review

LOUIS VIFCHANSKY (VISCHANSKY), 75 a ten-year resident of the Bradford County Manor, formerly of Powell died unexpectedly at the Manor on Monday, Nov. 2, 1987.  Louis was born in Laquin, Pa. on April 26, 1912 son of the late Joseph Vifchansky and the former Anna Biakowicz.  He was predeceased by four brothers, Joseph Jr., Michael, Wesley and Metro.  Mr. Vifchansky was a member of St. Valdimir’s Orthodox Church, Lopez and was a former member of the Towanda Eagles.  Among his hobbies he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was also an avid follower of baseball.  His survivors include three brothers; Peter of Monroeton, Tony of Towanda and John of Pittston, four sisters, Catherine Chreptak of Troy, Helen Scopes of Powell, Mary Kinsman of Mt. Holly, N.J. and Anne Stimak of Alameda, Calif.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Relatives are friends are invited to call on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James Smith Funeral Home, 305 York Ave., Towanda and to attend his funeral and committal services from the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Cemetery in Lopez.  Donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association.  –Towanda Daily Review

WESLEY VISCHANSKY, 68 of Lee Hall, Va. and formerly of Towanda died Monday May 21, 1984.  Born in Laquin, Pa. a son of Joseph and Anna Vischansky he was a 28 year Army veteran having served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Vischansky served in Panama, Germany, Korea and Okinawa as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and attained the rank of Master Sergeant.  He was instrumental in building the bridge across the Imjin River north of Seoul, Korea – an effort that helped the forces of Gen. Douglas MacArthur to push the enemy north and shorten the war.  Mr. Vischansky is survived by a daughter, rose Marie of Lee Hall, Va.; a son, Wesley Jr. of California; four brothers, Tony and Pete of the Towanda area, John of Pittston and Louis a resident of the Bradford County Manor in Burlington; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Scopes of Powell, Mrs. Catherine Chreptak of Troy, Mrs. Anne Stiman of Alameda, Calf. and Mrs. Mary Kinsman of Mt. Holly, N.J.  Funeral services will be held in Lee Hall, Va. on Thursday and graveside services will be in Ashland, N.Y.

LOUIS D. WARREN of Zephyrhills, FL died Tuesday, October 22, 1996 at the Royal Oak Nursing home in Dade City, FL.  Formerly of the Big Pond, PA area he moved to New Hampshire in 1971.  Warren was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the VFW.  He was also a member of the Big Pond Methodist Church.  He worked for Kennedy Valve as a machinist from 1955-1971.  He is survived by his wife, Letha; daughters and sons-in-law, Letha and Frank Camp of Zephyrhills, Gloria and Kenneth Mott of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Charlotte and Robert Cottenmyer of Richland, FL, Robin and Peter Blancato of Epping, NH, Chrystal and Craig Holley of Brooksville, FL and Gloria Warren-Johnson of Orlando, FL.  A graveside memorial service was held at Oakleaf Funeral Home in Zephyrhills.  –Troy Gazette-Register

STEWART B. WATKINS, Albion, NY died suddenly March 8, 1995 in the Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  He was born November 3, 1928 in Ogdensburg, the son of the late Lena Boyce Watkins and Royal Watkins.  Mr. Watkins served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict, for the past 40 years he was a truck driver and most recently was employed by Paul Marshall Produce of Murry, NY.  He is survived by his wife, Shirley; three children and their spouses, Steven and Chris, Scott and Kim and Sandra and Stephen Cox, all of Albion; four grandchildren, Bradley, Joshua, Haley Watkins and Shelby Cox; eight brothers, John, Sayre, Roger, Washington, DC, Stanley, Pickford, MI, Robert, Roaring Branch, Glenn, Rushville, Harold Apalachin, NY, Clarence, Roaring Branch and Charles, Middletown; three sisters, Mary Ellis, Apalachin, NY, Connie Smith, Roaring Branch and Carol Harer, Rehoboth, DE; stepparents, Gladys and Russell High, Roaring Branch.  Burial was at the Transit Road Cemetery where graveside military services were observed.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WILLIAMS –AUGUSTA WILLIAM ELLIS died April 12, 1988 while visiting her son in Hampton, VA.  She was born Feb. 6, 1899 in Leesville, LA, the daughter of Delphine Huntington and John Robert Williams.  She was raised in Texas, spent her early married years in Philadelphia and settled in Canton in 1944.  She was married to the late Edward G. Ellis Sr. and had three sons, Edward G. Ellis Jr., who predeceased her on April 12, 1964, John H. of Williamsport and Robert (Doc) Ellis of Hampton, VA; a sister, Gladys, Salaco, TX; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Peg, as most knew her, was active in the Canton Girl Scouts and was the past worthy matron of the Canton Chapter of the Order of the Easter Star.  A memorial contribution to either of these organizations or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy should be made in lieu of flowers.  A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Troy at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 1988.  –Canton Independent Sentinel  (Buried Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport, PA)

CHESTER LEE WILLIAMS age 91 has passed to with his Lord on December 26, 2001.  He was born in Canton, PA on September 23, 1910 to Fredrick and Belle Tillotsen Williams.  Chester leaves 4 children; Bradley (Anne) Williams of Bath, Joyce (Paul) Mattison of Horseheads, Darleen (Walter) Yochum of Bath and Ronald (Myrle) Williams of Austell, GA.  He also leaves 23 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.  Chester was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Vella Williams in 1998.  He will lay in peace in the Garden of Memories, Tampa, Florida on December 31, 2001.  –Elmira Star Gazette

DEAN E. WILLIAMS, 81 a lifetime resident of Shunk, PA died unexpectedly at his home October 30, 1999.  Born February 27, 1918 in Shunk he was one of 11 children born to the late Otis and Ellen Shadduck Williams.  In earlier years, he attended the Shunk School and worked on his father’s dairy farm in Shunk (Fox Twp.).  Mr. Williams would later acquire his family’s farm, making him the third generation to see to its daily operations until his retirement in 1983.  Throughout life he was no stranger to hard work.  He possessed an earthly quality that he utilized during his many years of farming.  Mr. Williams was also an avid horseman and enjoyed raising horses and attending pulls and auctions.  Memberships included the Shunk United Methodist Church and the Endless Winds Volunteer Firemen’s Company.  Surviving are four daughters and a son-in-law, Flenia Williams, Shunk, Ella Ruth Howee, Montoursville, Alyse Porter, Jupiter, FL and Louise and Donald Isaacs, Serf City, NC; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Dean and Leesa Kay Williams, Hillsgrove, PA, Otis and Sharon Williams, Shunk and Kevin and Julie Williams, Wake Forest, NC; a sister, Velma Becker, Williamsport; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Elvina Snell Williams, June 28, 19998 and by his siblings, Myrtle Knerr, Ester Little, Minnie Baumunk, Geraldine Osman, Claude, Lynn, Donald, Fran and an infant sister, Mildred Williams.  The funeral was held November 2 at the Shunk United Methodist Church with the Rev. Herbert Eby and Rev. James House officiating.  Interment was in the Hillsgrove Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DONALD M. WILLIAMS, Newark, NJ died June 4, 1993 in New Jersey.  Mr. Williams was a former Canton resident, an employee of Swayze Folding Box Co. and a farmer before moving to Newark 22 years ago.  He was also an Army veteran of World War II.  Surviving are a son, Donald L. Williams, Canton; three daughters, Vera Reed and Carolyn Pidcoe, Canton and Donna James, Sayre; a sister, Betty Leonard, Hillsgrove; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held June 7 at Schulz Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Harris officiating.  Burial was in Newark Cemetery.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DOUGLAS L. WILLIAMS age 52 of Linesville died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1977 at Greenville Hospital after a nine-month illness.  He was born in Canton on July 18, 1925 a son of Larry and Esther Williams Williams.  Mr. Williams was employed by Prudential Insurance Co. for 25 years.  He was a member of Linesville United Presbyterian Church, Linesville American Legion, Pymatuning Sportsmen’s Club, Pine Lodge 498, Free and Accepted Masons, Zem Zem Shrine Temple, Erie and Scottish Rite Bodies.  Surviving include his wife, the former Dorothy Sheppelmann; a daughter, Miss Connie Williams of Denver, Colo.; a son, Douglas T. Williams, Linesville; his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams of Linesville; stepfather, Blake Little of Canton; a sister, Mrs. Joe (Ellen) Castle, Canton; a brother, Edward of Lock Haven; several nieces and nephews.  Services were held last Thursday in Linesville with the Rev. Gary Larson officiating.  Interment was in the Linesville Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel

HAROLD E. WILLIAMS died at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton on Wednesday, July 17, 1991 after an extended illness.  He was born July 22, 1917 the son of Ansil and Ruby Williams of the LeRoy and Granville area, Bradford County.  He went to Troy High School and was a veteran of World war II during which he served in the South Pacific.  Mr. Williams worked for IBM in Endicott for 25 years before he became disabled.  He is survived by two sons and a daughter; nieces, nephews and grandchildren; two sisters, Marion Jackson of Sayre and Edith Morris of Troy.  He was preceded in death by his wife, daughter and three brothers.  The funeral will be held Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m. at the Chase Funeral home, Port Dickinson, N.Y.  Burial will be in Port Dickinson, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily review

KENNETH L. WILLIAMS, 50 of 1624 Richards Avenue, Williamsport, was found dead at his home Wednesday afternoon February 23.  Dr. Earl R. Miller, coroner said death was self-inflicted and that no inquest will be held.  He placed the time of death at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1966 about 24 hours before the body was discovered.  He and his wife, the former Beryl M. Liddic operated the Williams Steno Service, 416 Williams Street for 13 years.  Recently they started Manpower, Inc, an employment service at the same address.  Mr. Williams was born July 17, 1915 at Shunk the son of Ernest and Belle Rightmire Williams.  He was a member of the Fax-on-Kenmar Methodist Church, Williamsport, the Loyalsock Lions Club and the Bil-Aire Sportsmen.  Surviving besides his wife and parents, are a son, Gary E. Williamsport; two daughters, Carol A. of Williamsport and Mrs. Thomas McConnell, Canton; also one grandson.  The funeral was held in Williamsport Saturday with the Rev. Paul B. Schroeder, his pastor officiating.  Burial was in Montoursville Cemetery.

WILLIAM L. WILLIAMS – On the morning of Friday June 21, 2002 the Lord called home His beloved servant William Lewis Williams after a brief stay at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was 51 years of age.  Born in Sayre, Sept. 8, 1950 he was the son of Austin L. and Gladys Jane (Freeman) Williams.  Bill’s childhood and young adulthood were spent in Leolyn, just south of Canton.  He attended the Canton Area Schools and was a graduate of Canton High School.   He was employed for several years at the Williamsport water treatment plant.  After physical limitations restricted his working capabilities Bill became a self-employed handyman.  For the past 18 years, he lived in Athens and when his health failed he became a resident of Bradford County Manor.  Bill enjoyed life’s simple pleasures, the company of family and friends, the beauty of the sunrise and sunset and the excitement of the local livestock auctions, which he attended regularly every Monday at the Athens stockyard.  Bill had a lifelong walk with the Lord and was a devoted member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Athens, where he served for many years as a deacon.  He took his deacon responsibilities very seriously, caring for the less-fortunate and ministering to the sick and shut-ins.  Bill was kind and patient, always ready to extend the olive branch and smooth things over between quarreling factions.  He lived by the Beatitude, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”  Now God has called His child unto Himself.  Bill is survived by his mother, Gladys Woodward of Canton RR 2; brother, Andrew and Sue) Williams of Williamsport; sister, Alice Williams of Canton RR 2; niece, Tammy, nephew, Timmy; one great-niece; two great-nephews and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Austin L. Williams.  Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing and time of fellowship in celebration of Bill’s life Tuesday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be directed to the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Athens, the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Canton or the charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE W. YONKIN, 68, Dushore RD 1 died October 29, 1989 at his home.  He was born May 5, 1921 in Cherry Township and had been engaged in the farming industry his entire lifetime.  He had also been formerly employed by the Muncy Valley Industries and then by the McCarty and Driscoll Lumber Co.  He was a member of the Sheperd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore.  He is survived by his wife, Josephine Yonkin; two daughters, Mrs. Dale (Ida Mae) Butcher, Granville Summit and Mrs. James (Georganne) Broschart, Dushore; one brother, Clayton Yonkin, Brackney, PA; one grandson, three granddaughters, several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was held Wednesday from the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, Dushore with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser, his pastor officiating.  Burial was in Mountain Ash Cemetery, LaPorte.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be directed to the Sullivan County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

YOST –MARY T. BUCKLEY, 65 of Troy, PA formerly of Long Island, NY died Monday, April 8, 1996.  She is survived by her husband, James E. Buckley, Jr.; mother, Matilda Yost of Wisconsin; sisters, Barbara and Gina; brother, Raymond; daughters, Karen and Joann; sons, Lenny and Billy; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.  Her final resting place will be with her predeceased son, Bobby on Long Island, NY.  Services were held April 13 in New York.  -Towanda Daily Review

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