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SICK –ELOISE J. SQUIRE, 72 of Grant Hill, Wyalusing, PA went home to be with her Lord on Monday, December 22, 2003.  Eloise was born on July 3, 1931 in Wyalusing a daughter of the late Darwin and Eunice Jayne Sick.  She was a graduate of the Wyalusing High School.  On September 10, 1955 Eloise married Kenneth Squire and they raised three children.  Eloise had a deep faith in her Lord.  She was a member of the Mehoopany Baptist Church and was a member of its prayer chain.  Eloise loved her family and especially time she could spend with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed the outdoors and taking long walks near her home.  Eloise is survived by her husband Kenneth, three children and their spouses; Ronald Squire of Towanda, Jane and Stephen Sweeley of Williamsport, PA, Pat and Scott Spencer of Largo, FL., six grandchildren; Micah, Lance and Jared Seeley, Bethany, Brooke and Bryan Spencer; two brothers and sister-in-law, Harvey and (Diane) Sick and Elwood Sick, and three nephews, David Sick, David and John Madix.  She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son Mar.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mehoopany Baptist Church with Joseph Billingsley and Ralph Nevin Pastors officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call on Friday evening, December 26, at the McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church Street, Wyalusing, PA from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 until the time of the funeral at the Church.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Mehoopany Baptist Church Building Fund in Eloise’s Memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

SICK –JANE S. DUNFEE, 93 formerly of 8 Forest St., Waverly, N.Y. died on Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after a brief illness.  Born July 10, 1909 in Dushore, she was the daughter of the late William P. and Kathryn Donahoe Sick and the wife of the late Francis “Hi” Dunfee, a native of Towanda.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Waverly.  She and her husband were proprietors of the Chocolate Shop in Sayre and the Cigar Store in Waverly for many years.  She was a graduate of St. Basil’s High School in Dushore and a 1927 graduate of St. Mary’s, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.  She is survived by three sons, James Charles (Phyllis) Dunfee of Vestal, N.Y., William Patrick (Carolyn) Dunfee of Virginia and Richard J. Dunfee of Schenectady, N.Y.; one daughter, Mary Kay (Larry) Nicholson of Florida; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by her brothers, Eugene and C. William Sick.  Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Waverly with the Rev. Thomas Watts as celebrant assisted by Deacon Ray Defendorf.  Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Waverly.  Flowers will be furnished by the family.  Donations may be directed to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, Pa. or to the Waverly free Library.  –Towanda Daily Review

SICK –MILDRED LOUISE SICK FARLEY, 90 of Dushore, Pa. died on Thursday, March 4, 2004 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, Pa.  Mildred was born May 22, 1913 in Dushore, daughter of the late John C. & Louise Ambs Sick.  She attended the Cherry Mills School and married James Farley of Cherry Township on April 16, 1934 at St. Basil’s Church, James predeceased her on April 8, 1950.  Mildred was a homemaker and after her husband’s death worked for many years at the Endicott-Johnson Mfg. Co. In Mildred, Pa. and Sull-Craft Mfg. Co. of Dushore.  After retirement Mildred was an Avon Lady and also groomed dogs.  She was a member of the Cherry Mills Homemakers, where she made many crafts and quilts.  Mildred was a very active member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore and a member of the former Altar and Rosary Society.  Surviving are her two daughters; Ann Dehler of Dushore and Mary Lou Murray of Dushore; six grandchildren; Mitchell Dehler of Pasadena, Calif., John Dehler of New Albany, Stacey Fiester Ceely of Los Angeles, James Farley Fiester of Mildred, Kristie Murray of Dushore and Jennifer Kiess of Dushore; five great-grandchildren; Tyler Murray, Alexis Kiess, Daniel Dehler, Sonia Dehler, Nicholas Dehler and numerous nieces and nephews.  She predeceased by two sisters, Marie Farrell and Margaret Gainer and two brothers, Francis Sick and Joseph Sick and a special friend, Elwood Arey.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 8, 2004 at 10 a.m. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore with the Rev. David R. Betts, her pastor presiding.  Interment will be in St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Cummiskey, Pa.  Friends may call on Sunday, March 7, 2004 at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 206 Water St., Dushore, from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.  The Catholic Women’s Guild will recite the Rosary on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family will provide the flowers and direct Memorials to St. Basil’s Ambulance Assn., PO Box 1, Dushore, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

LOCEY W. SIMCOE, 78 of 118 Park Place, Waverly, N.Y., died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 at Robert Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born April 10, 1925 the son of the late Edna Barber and Joseph Henry Simcoe.  Locey graduated from Waverly Central High School, Mansfield State College and St. Lawrence University.  He taught elementary school for several years, before serving as principal for over 20 years at Chemung Elementary School until his retirement in 1980.  He also served on the school board and as athletic director at Waverly Central High School.  He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force in the South Pacific.  He was a member of the Waverly American Legion Post 492.  Locey umpired many years of the Waverly Little League and coached American Legion Baseball and loved to play golf.  Mr. Simcoe also served as a Village Trustee.  He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Bettie Neely Simcoe at home, his son, Joseph (Grace) Simcoe, four grandsons, Carter Michael, Asher Neal, Owen Mark and Clark Brunson, all of Zachary, La.; a sister-in-law, Phebe Mettler of Liverpool, N.Y., a niece, Trina Covert and a nephew, Stephen Mettler; also several cousins.  Memorial services will be held Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y.  The Rev. Anne Canfield will officiate.  Friends may call Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may consider memorial contributions in Locey’s name to the Waverly Free Library, Elizabeth Square, Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

FREDERICK C. SIMPSON, 87 of Troy RD 3 died Sunday, Dec. 11, 1988 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was born May 20, 1910 in Ellenton, Pa. the son of Charles and Minnie Stratton Simpson.  Mr. Simpson was a former truck driver.  He is survived by nieces, Elaine Hodge of Gillett RD 3, Elsie Kingsbury of Norwich, N.Y.; Myrtle Kingsbury of Norwich, N.Y.; several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich, N.Y.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.   (Note:  Stella Robinson, another niece of Cooperstown, NY located Fred’s ashes and had him buried with the family in Norwich, NY.)

LLOYD L. SIMPSON JR., 80 of Crestview Conn., Athens died Friday, Nov. 8, 1996 at home following a lengthy illness.  Born Oct. 21, 1916 in Greensburg, Pa. he was the son of Lloyd and Ruth Thomson Simpson.  He attended the First Church of God, Sayre and was a member of the French Choppers Camping Club of Towanda, Pa.  He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  Mr. Simpson drove tractor and trailer for years, was a truck mechanic and a blacksmith at the Lehigh Valley Railroad until the closing of the shops.  He then owned and operated Simpson’s Welding Service in Waverly until ill health forced him to close the shop.  In addition to his wife of 45 years, the former Lois McKean at home; he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd and Linda Simpson of Pennsburg, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Charles Agger of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter Iva Ruth Woodford of Catskill, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Kristel, Tommie and Delores Simpson, Charles Agger Jr., Regina and her husband Pat Lord, Kathleen and her husband John Dunn, Chad and Crystal Woodford; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Erin Ford; a sister, Patricia Brilhard of Scottsdale, Pa.; brothers, Richard Simpson of Altoona, Pa. and Ivan Simpson of Greensburg, Pa.; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, James and Donald and a sister, Peggy.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Monday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Finch officiating.  Burial will be in the Watsontown Cemetery, Watsontown, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ISAAC R. SLINGERLAND, 91 [SRGP 28608] of Alliance, Ohio died at his home on Friday, April 2, 2004.  Born in Troy, Pa. on June 4, 1912 he had lived in Alliance since 1947.  Mr. Slingerland was a 1938 graduate of Albright College in Reading, Pa., where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry.  He retired after 38 years of service from Universal Co-Op in Alliance where he had been the manager of their chemical lab.  He was a member of the Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church in Homeworth Lions Club.  Survivors include his daughter, Linda J. Stout of Alliance; his son and daughter-in-law Terry R. and Carolyn Slingerland of Alliance; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Wallace of Linthicum Hts., MD; a brother Wilbur Slingerland of Troy, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death was his wife, Virginia A. (Schuler) Slingerland on January 2, 1998 (they were married on May 17, 1941); his parents, Charles R. and Bessie (McBlane) Slingerland; one great-grandson, Noah Ray Slingerland; a sister, Marjorie King and a brother, Robert Slingerland.  The family will receive friends at the Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church in Homeworth on Thursday from 10-11 a.m.  Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Sawyer officiating, entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church, 4306 Homeworth Rd., Homeworth, Ohio or to the Alliance Visiting Nurses Assoc. & Hospice, 885 Sawburg Rd., Alliance, OH.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILBER J. SLOCUM, 57 of Heronwood Road, Easton, Md., died on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1991 at his home.  Born Oct. 9, 1933 in Millerton he was the son of the late James H. and Almira Spencer Slocum.  After graduating from Troy High School in 1951 he attended Penn State University where in 1995 he received a degree in pre-law.  He then took a position with the First National Bank in Allentown, where he was employed until being drafted in 1956 by the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict.  Following his release from active duty in 1958, he returned to the First National Bank, where he worked and obtained the position of Executive Vice President until 1985.  Mr. Slocum then moved to the Easton area where he headed a professional banking group with Maryland National Bank until 1989, when he became Vice President of Tidewater Building and Supply Co., Inc., a position he held at the time of his death.  He is a former treasurer for the Allentown Hospital and Health East, Inc.  He worked with Channel Markers and was treasurer for the Republican Committee in Talbot County.  Mr. Slocum is survived by his wife, the former Virginia VanNostrand, whom he married in 1982, two daughters, Kimberly L. Sheridan of Seattle, Wash. and Cynthia L. Anderson of Hellertown, Pa.; three step-children, Jane Player of Woodbine, N.J.; Charles F. Wieder Jr. of Easton and Gail A. Weider of Allentown; two sisters, Marion S. Bennett of Millerton; Betty S. Cook of Stillwater, Maine; a brother, Wallace A. Slocum of Sayre; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 1991 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Easton, Md., where he was a member.  Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park near Easton.  Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Newman Funeral Home, Easton, Md.  Contributions may be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 100 S. Hanson St., Easton, MD or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rt. 3, Box 1331, Easton, MD or the Home Lodge, 636 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD.  –Towanda Daily Review

SLUYTER –NANCY SLUYTER HUFFORD age 50, resident of 5688 Hobgood Road, Rougemont, N.C. died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001 at her home.  A native of Towanda, Pa. she was the daughter of the late William Sluyter.  She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and was formerly employed by the Butner-Creedmoor News.  There will be no formal service.  Surviving are her husband John A. Hufford of the home, two sons, J.R. Hufford of Creedmoor, Travis Hufford of Rougemont, her mother and step-father, Laura and Chris Bullock of Wyalusing, Pa., two sisters, Rose Cender of Inglis, Fla., Julia Johnson of Towanda, Pa., two brothers, Robert Sluyter and James Sluyter, both of Towanda, Pa. and two grandchildren.  Private visitation will be held at the home.  Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM M. SLUYTER, 67 of Hernando, Fla. died Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996.  He was born in North Towanda and moved to Hernando 16 years ago.  Mr. Sluyter was an automotive body technician, serving many years at both Outwater Pontiac and Coolbaugh’s Automotive and Body Shop.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Canton; past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Towanda; member of Towanda Rod and Gun Club and was a musician with “The Blue Valley Boys” in Inverness, Fla.  He was a Methodist by faith.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emilie Still Sluyter, Hernando; three sons: Robert and wife, Kathy and James, all of Towanda; William Sluyter II and his wife, Mary Pat, with the U.S. Army in Germany; three daughters, Mrs. Nancy Hufford and her husband, John of Creedmore, N.C.; Mrs. Rose Cender and her husband, Al of Inglis, Fla. and Mrs. Julia Johnson and her husband, Erling “Jug” of Towanda; five step-children; Fred Teeter, Inverness; Sherlyn Teeter Murray, Inverness, Richard Teeter, Las Vegas, Nev.; Becky McIntire, Miami, Fla., Robert Brice Jr., Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother, Harold Sluyter, Beaver Dam, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Isabelle Collins and husband, Calvin of Ithaca, N.Y. and Mrs. June Jennings and husband, James of Towanda; 23 grandchildren.  The funeral service was held Thursday at Inverness Chapel at Hooper Funeral Homes-Crematory in Inverness.  –Towanda Daily Review

SMITH –DONNA SMITH KERR, 77 of Montrose, Pa. went to join her Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at her niece’s, Ann Bennett Hart’s Personal Care Home.  She succumbed to brain cancer after a short illness.  She was born May 30, 1927 in Franklindale, Bradford County, Pa. to Merton H. and Grace (Allen) Smith.  Donna was married to Dr. Paul B. Kerr and they enjoyed 55 years together.  Her loving children and grandchildren are: Cerise and Dr. James D. Hayes II, James D. III, Becky and John Hayes; Jeff and Missy Kerr, Dale Shotwell and Jennifer Kerr; Renee and David Tyler, Helena and Leah Tyler.  She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Jane Kerr.  Donna has one sister, Eudora (Smith) Bennett and her children and spouses; Ann and Dave Hart, Donnie and Michelle, and Stan and Missy Bennett.  She had many loving great and grandnieces and nephews as well as an Uncle, Max Rice and wonderful cousins.  She has a brother-in-law; W. Robert Kerr of Titusville, Pa. and many dear friends; Junie Ely, Pat Gillis, Elaine Henry, Georgia Henry, Joan Kiefer, Gail Stone, Jeanne Walsh and so many others.  Donna graduated from Wysox Elementary School, Towanda High School and studied at Mansfield College.  A graduate of Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing, she was employed as a Registered Nurse Supervisor at the hospital.  She was also a Veteran of the Army Cadet Nursing in WWII.  Donna married Dr. Paul B. Kerr on November 19, 1949.  In 1952 the Kerr’s joined Donna’s sister, Eudora and her husband, Raymond L. Bennett in Montrose.  The four of them began a medical and nursing practice.  Soon they built the Medical Arts Clinic, Montrose General Hospital, Medical Arts Pharmacy and Asa Park Manor Nursing Home.  Donna retired from nursing after 25 years, continuing administrative work and tending to a growing family with 19 Rotary foreign exchange students in her home over the years.  She took great care in raising her children and was proud of the successes of her family.  The Kerr’s two daughters, Cerise and Renee, became active in nursing while son, Jeff was active in hospital work.  She has enjoyed her seven grandchildren who all live nearby.  She actively participated in her community, contributing her time and talents.  She belonged to C.A.S.S. (Center for Anti-slavery Studies), was a member of Y-Gradale for over 50 years having held all offices, an Eastern Star member since 1961 becoming District Deputy Grand Matron in 1986-87.  She was a charter member of the Women in Service Memorial in Washington, D.C. and active in Veteran’s rehabilitation.  She was in charge of collecting and distributing gifts to the Veteran’s Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre for the past 27 years.  Donna was a member of the Montrose Camera Club for 38 years, winning some of the highest honors for her beautiful photography.  She has been a Rotary Ann for 47 years helping husband Paul with the Rotary Exchange program for 44 years.  She has been awarded the esteemed Paul Harris Fellow with four stars.  Donna has been a world traveler and chauffer with her husband Paul.  Donna was a charter member of the Evangelical Free Church of Montrose where she was active in Sunday school, church, and a small group participant.  She was best known as the “Flower Lady” and was the church photographer.  Those who wish may contribute in her memory to any of the above mentioned organizations or to the Montrose Bible Conference where she went each week to water their plants (Donna had a green thumb and cared for over 50 plants in her home as well).  Donna’s most earnest prayer was that each would come to know her Savior, Jesus Christ, as their personal savior and join her in entering the Golden Gates of Heaven.  Services will be held Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church, Montrose, Pa.  Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 5, 2005 from 8 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc., A Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church Street, Montrose, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

HAROLD D. SMITH, 74.  On Thursday, July 22, 1999 Harold Dean “Smitty” Smith of Wheelerville died quietly at his residence after a brave and lengthy bout with illness.  He was one day shy of his 75th birthday.  Known to many as “Smitty,” Harold was born in Leolyn on July 23, 1924 to Grant and Myrtle Adams Smith.  Young Harold’s life was fraught with hardships after the untimely passing of his father.  Yet he always managed to rise above the situation and be several steps ahead.  At the age of 14 he quit school and began working full-time as a logger.  He was a quick learner, one of those people who could watch a tedious task being done once and then duplicate it step by step with the expertise of a master.  At one time or another he worked as a carpenter, plumber, roofer and electrician, all of which he taught himself.  Smitty was also a superb auto mechanic who, in previous years, enjoyed building and racing stock cars.  Harold answered his country’s call to arms in the spring of 1943 by enlisting in the 1939th Ordinance Ammunition Company (Aviation Division) and spent the war in the Pacific Theater.  He had the task of lading bombers with their payloads, and most noteworthy was “Little Boy,: the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima in August of 1945.  After the war Smitty returned to life in the northern Tier, where he worked as a school bus driver and tractor-trailer driver for several area firms.  His last place of employment was Delmont.  In the spring of 1946, Harold attended a square dance, where a young lady named Mercida Kilmer caught his eye.  At first she was unimpressed, but he pursued her nonetheless.  Mercida discovered that she and Harold had much in common and therefore she should at least be friends with him.  In a few short months “like” turned to “love,” and they were married on Aug. 26, 1946.  They were blessed with four daughters.  Harold was a member of Canton Lodge No. 429 Loyal Order of Moose, as well as the Service Groups of the 1939the Ordnance Ammunition Group, in which he served as historian.  Harold was a driven man, always busy fixing or improving something around the house.  When his final moment came, Harold was at peace within the home that he built with his own hands and by his side was his best friend and loving wife of 53 years.  Harold is survived by his wife, Mercida, at home and daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanna and Alton Hess of Canton, Tarry and Larry Wilcox of Leroy , Tanya Smith of Franklindale and Zina and Robert Ried of Norristown, Pa.  He is also survived by a sister, Leah Parker of Canton, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  In accordance with Harold’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or services.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  Professional services have been entrusted to Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

LELAND L. ‘LEE’ SMITH, age 70 of 312 E. 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY died Tuesday, June 2, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Mr. Smith was born July 26, 1927 in Blossburg, PA and was the son of Morris and Fannie Bixby Smith.  He was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army a member of the American Legion, FUAM Lodge, the Mechanics Club and past member of the Watkins Glen dept.  He was a member of the Watkins Glen B.P.O.E. #1546, past Exulted Ruler, Past District Deputy, Past State Vice-President and Past President.  Lee was also retired from the Watkins Glen Post Office.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth Forrest Smith; daughters, Donna (John) Weed of Lexington, KY, Jill (Charles) Drake of Watkins Glen; grandchildren, Sara and Carey Weed, Nicholas, Christopher and Benjamin Drake; brothers, Donald (Nancy) Smith of Vestal, Keith (Sally Jo) Smith of Valois, Kenneth (The Rev. Sandra) Smith of Seekonk, MA; sister, Marjorie (John) Arcangeli of Burdett; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Smith of Watkins Glen, Elena Forrest of Amherst; brother-in-law, Ross (Nancy) Forrest of Watkins Glen, Joseph Forrest of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sons, Ted Williams Smith and Scott Lee Smith and his brother, Wayne Smith.  Friends may call at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119-5th St., Watkins Glen on Thurs. and Fri. from 4-8 p.m.  Elks memorial Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be held at the Watkins glen United Methodist Church on Sat. at 10 a.m. with the Revs. J. Keith Kissel and Andrew Kalafsky officiating.  Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL or the Schuyler Co. Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  –Elmira Star Gazette

SMITH –MERRY SMITH KAST JOHNSON, 53 of 262 Kendall St., Georgetown, Tex. Died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 10, 1989 at St. David’s Hospital, Austin, Tex.  Born Jan. 3, 1936 in Sylvania, Pa. she was the daughter of Merle and Estelle Harding Smith.  Merry graduated from Troy High School in 1952 and Robert Packer School of Nursing in 1955.  Her main interest in life was her family.  She also loved gardening.  Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, John Johnson of Georgetown, Tex.; four daughters; Mrs. William (Diane) Norris of Corrales, N.M., Miss Karen Kast of Austin, Tex., Mrs. Scott (Lani) Hiller of El Curito, Calif. and Treya at home; one son, Brian Kast of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister and brother-in-law, Thomas and Marlene Jennings of Monroeton; three brothers and sisters-in-law; Richard and Marilouise Smith of Monroeton, Alan and Erma Smith of Perry, Fla. and David and Deborah Smith of Monroeton; 12 nieces and nephews and six great- nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at the New Life Temple, 6 E. Main St., Canton on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Glenn Landis officiating.  Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Johnson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

SMITH –REBECCA SMITH KELLY, 86 of 211 South St., Athens died Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 1995 at her home after an extended illness.  Born Aug. 7, 1908 in Ulster Township, Pa.  She was a daughter of the late John Grant and Adeline Elizabeth Brown Smith.  In early years, Rebecca was employed as post master for the Monroeton Post Office.  In 1971, she went to work for, as a nurses aide, the Bradford County Citizens Health Foundation, under the direction of Pearl Fox.  She was later employed by the Bradford County Manor until her retirement.  Mrs. Kelly was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Towanda Chapter No. 76.  For many years she was active as a Girl Scout leader and 4-H leader in the Monroeton area.  Surviving are: a daughter, Mary Jane Young of Athens; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Irene Young of Potterville; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by; her husband, Donald Kelly; a grandson Bryan Young and a granddaughter, Deanna Young.  A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLARD E. SMITH, formerly of the Towanda area died Nov. 20, 1998 in Casper, WY.  He had lived there for the last 30 years.  Born January 12, 1931 in Milan, he was the son of the late Morris B. Smith, Wyoming co. and the late Dorothy Wells Smith, Camptown.  He served in the US Army and was later employed at Masonite in Wysox before moving to Wyoming.  Survivors include; wife, Emily Hughes Smith, at home; daughters, Carol Bush, Ephrata and Debbie Smith, Casper; sons, Carl Smith, LeRoy and Chris, Granville; sisters, Mrs. Leon (Clara) Wizelman, Wysox, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) Bouse, Liberty Corners and Erma Jean Canfield, Camptown; brothers, Frank E. Smith, Hico, TX, Fred J. Smith, Litchfield and Maynard Smith, Camptown.  He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth; sisters, Thelma French and Iva Collins; brothers, Dale Smith and Morris B. Smith, Jr. and his stepfather, Arthur A. Smith.  Memorial and funeral services were held November 20th in Casper.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SMITHGALL –DOROTHY S. MORGAN, 92 of Sycamore Road, Montoursville died Monday, September 19, 2005 at Sycamore Manor.  She was born December 14, 1912 in Williamsport, the daughter of Otto R. and Ina B. Callahan Smithgall.  Dorothy was married to the late Rupert C. Morgan for 59 years.  She was a member of the Covenant-Central Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.  She was a member of the Woman’s Club, CLIO Club and was an avid bridge player.  She is survived by two sons, John F. (Catherine) Morgan of Las Cruces, N.M. and Alan J. (Vickie) Morgan of Williamsport; a daughter, Marilyn M. (R. William) Gray of Ithaca, N.Y.; six grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Smithgall, Robert Smithgall, Frederick Smithgall and a sister, Betty Jean Beck, all of Wellsboro.  A memorial service celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held 3 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2005 at the Maneval Funeral Home, Ltd. “A life Celebration Home”:, 500 W. Fourth St. with the Commissioned Layman Pastor Lisa S. Dabney officiating.  Family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  Family suggests memorial contributions be made in Dorothy’s memory to the American Red Cross, 320 E. Third Street, Williamsport, PA.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

COWDEN SNELL AGE 78 DIED AT THE Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1942.  He is survived by 5 sons; Daniel, Pal, Keith of Canton, Gerald and Ralph of Proctor; one daughter, Mrs. James Taylor of Johnston; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Goff and Mrs. John Zink of Canton.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan 23 at 2 p.m. at the Preston Funeral Home, Main St., Canton, PA.  Burial in Ralston Cemetery, Ralston, PA.

MAYNARD E. SNELL, 79, Sayre, PA (Ridgebury Twp.) died April 6, 2004 at the Williamsport Hospital.  Born on August 12, 1924 in Hillsgrove, PA he was one of five children of the late Burr and Irmine (Hubbard) Snell.  Mr. Snell was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church and was a proud life-member of the National Rifle Association.  His family was very important and he loved their times together.  He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and especially liked snowmobiling, Indian Motorcycles and 4 wheelers.  Surviving are a daughter, Sara “Sally” (Bob) Winn, Muncy, PA; a son, Lonnie Snell, Hughesville, PA; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, a brother and sister, Edson Snell, Proctor, PA and Kathryn Parrish, Athens, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to his wife, Kathryn Foulkrod Snell, Mr. Snell was predeceased by his first wife, Millicent Stroble Snell, brother, Ralph Snell and a sister, Alberta Parrish.  The funeral service was held April 10 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook drive, Canton with retired Rev. Jasper Smith officiating.  Burial was in the Barbours Cemetery, Barbours, PA.  His family suggests that those who wish may make memorials in his name to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St. or to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., both in Williamsport, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SOPER –CLARA M. WOODWARD, 84 [SRGP 24930] of Troy RD 1 died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1988 at Troy Community Hospital.  She was born April 4, 1903 in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pa. the daughter of Nelson and Sophronia Wilson Soper.  She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Mrs. Woodward is survived by a son, Alden Woodward of Troy RD 1; daughters, Mrs. Warren (Joyce) Carnright of Old Town, Fla.; Mrs. Bea Avants of Sylvania; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, a half-sister, Mrs. Russell (Cecile) Cowl of Troy; nieces, Mrs. Vera Propes of Cleveland, Texas; nephew, Bob Cowl of Troy.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon A. Woodward on Jan. 26, 1984.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Vickery Funeral home, Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review

SOPER –VIOLA J. MCLAUGHLIN, 94 of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Ralston died April 17, 1999 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born October 23, 1904 in Ulster she was the daughter of Devillow and Weltha Soper.  She was a resident of Wellsboro since 1984 and was a homemaker.  Mrs. McLaughlin was a former member of the Ralston Methodist Church, Ralston, member of the Ralston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, member of the PTA in Ralston School system and she enjoyed gardening, flowers and she raised and sold rabbits.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Howard N. McLaughlin in 1972 and sons, Harold and William McLaughlin.  Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Marie McLaughlin, Gerald and Esther McLaughlin, Edward and Faye McLaughlin all of Montoursville, and Philip and Jeanette McLaughlin, Mt. Holly, NC; daughters and son-in-law, Echo and Ralph Ward, Beaver Dams, NY and Arletta Cromer, Wellsboro; daughters-in-law, Pauline McLaughlin, Williamsport and Lenora McLaughlin, Linden; 36 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held from the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, April 21 with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  Burial was made at Pennsdale Cemetery, Bodines.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SORBER –CATHERINE SPENCER, 80 of William Street, Towanda died Monday, Aug. 16, 1993 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  She was born Nov. 1, 1912 in Union Township, Shickshinny, the daughter of the late Bruce and Ida Killian Sorber.  She attended First United Methodist Church in Towanda.  Her husband, Harry Spencer preceded her in death.  Surviving are; her daughter, are Mize of Dallas, Pa.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Luella Sorber of Reyburn, Pa.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, Pa. with the Rev. William Lukesh of the Hunlock Creek United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Sorber Cemetery in Reyburn.  Friends may call Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.  –Towanda Daily Review

GORDON L. SPAULDING SR., 83, Cayuta, NY died April 24, 1997 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY.  Mr. Spaulding was a veteran of WW II having served with Company L, 108th Infantry.  He was the past commander and member of the VFW Post #2674, Watkins Glen, NY; worked for over 35 years as a logger for Cotton-Hanlon Lumber Co., Cayuta.  He loved his job as a logger and gardening.  Surviving are: his wife of 55 years, Leona M. Spaulding; children, Gordon L. and Shirley Spaulding Jr., Cayuta, NY and Patricia Ammerman of Cayuta; grandchildren, Kelley Spaulding, Robin and Todd Thoman, Karen and Brian McLeah, Mark and Angie Ammerman and Kim and David Bristol; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Aylssa Ammerman, Dustin Spaulding, Mark, Derek and Taylor Thoman, Ashley and Brian Jr. McLean and Aaron, Mikayla and Kelsey Bristol; brother, Henry Page of Ogdensburg; and sister, Irene Connlley, Estero, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service was held April 28 from the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY.  Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa where full military honors will be accorded.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

BERNICE LOUISE SPENCER, 97 formerly of Wysox RR 2 and Herrickville died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997 at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington Township.  Born Dec. 7, 1899 in Dallas Township, Pa. she was the daughter of the Marshall r. and Frances E. Dewitt Spencer.  Bernice attended grade school in Shavertown, Pa. was a 1919 graduate of Kingston Township High School and attended Bloomsburg Normal School for two years.  Miss Spencer taught school first in Kingston Township and later in Herrickville, LeRaysville and Northeast Bradford high schools for a total of 35 years until her retirement.  She was an active member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church and was a member of P.S.E.A. and the National Education Association.  Bernice was always very faithful in her church, Sunday school and missionary work.  She is survived by several cousins and many friends.  She is survived by several cousins and many friends.  The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday evening, Oct. 22, 1997 at 7 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with her pastor the Rev. M. Richard Wolfe officiating.  Interment will be later in Evergreen Cemetery, Trucksville, Pa.  Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the North Rome Wesleyan Church, RR 1, Box 186, Ulster, Pa. or the Northeast Bradford Student Loan Fund, Northeast Bradford School District, RR 1, Rome, Pa in Bernice L. Spencer’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

BURLEIGH LAPORTE SPENCER, loving husband, father and grandfather entered into eternal rest April 18, 1998 at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich, N.Y.  Born June 12, 1920 he was the eldest son of George Maxwell Spencer and Martha Evelyn Trumbell Spencer in Sayre, Pa.  On Feb. 14, 1946 he married Helen Elizabeth Hatton Cowan in Ulster.  Mr. Spencer was a veteran of World War II, serving in both Panama and Hawaii.  He was a life-time member of the American Legion, serving as commander, vice commander and third vice commander of Post 1478 in McDonough, N.Y.  He was also life member of both the VFW Post 2782 in Norwich, N.Y and the Disable American Veterans Chapter 153 in Cortland, N.Y.  He was proud to have served his country during the war and thereafter.  Throughout his life Mr. Spencer had been employed at many companies, Corning Glass, Thatcher Glass Works of Elmira, also Kasco Feed Mill of Waverly.  When the mill closed in 1959 he moved his family to Chenango County and ran the family farm along with working at Bennett Ireland, Crain Silo and NORMANCO, all of Norwich, N.Y. and MTS/Agway of Cortland, N.Y.  With the exception of his early retirement from the Raymond Corp. of Greene, N.Y., due to his failing health, Mr. Spencer had never quit or been fired.  He knew the meaning of downsizing long before its popularity.  Mr. Spencer was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Norwich, N.Y. and there he had served as a church elder and Pathfinder leader.  Mr. Spencer enjoyed several hobbies including gardening and stamp collecting.  He was an avid hunter and member of the National Rifle Association.  He will be greatly missed by many.  He is survived by Helen, his devoted wife of 52 years and eight children, Jack R. Cowan of Greene, N.Y., Robert and Theresa Spencer of Oxford, David and Virginia Spencer, Gary and Nancy Spencer, Daniel and Patricia Spencer, all of McDonough, N.Y., Pamela and Terry Bassett of Oxford, N.Y., Paula and Charles Bishop of Plymouth, N.Y. and Priscilla and Jeffrey Walker of North Brookfield, N.Y.  He is also survived by 33 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; his brothers, O.C. and Dawn Spencer of Waverly, N.Y. and Leo Spencer of Sayre; several nieces and nephews and a large extended family of friends.  Mr. Spencer was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Geraldine Spencer and Charlotte Spencer Holsapple; his brothers, Maxwell and Rodney Spencer; also a daughter-in-law, Audrey Cowan and grandson Russell Cowan.  Calling hours will be at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116 North Broad Street, Norwich, N.Y. from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 21.  There will be a morning funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22.  Interment will be following with full military honors at the Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, N.Y. at 1 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES SPENCER, 59 OF Delvan, Wis., died on March 16, 1995.  He was born in Owego, N.Y. on Jan. 9, 1936.  Mr. Spencer was a staff sergeant in the Seventh Division of the Paratroopers.  While in the service he was stationed in Korea from 1952 to 1953 and he was awarded the Purple Heart.  He had worked at Charm Glow in Bristol, Wis.; at E.M.C. in Wisconsin; and at Sweitzer Aircraft in Elmira.  Mr. Spencer loved to work on cars and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He is survived by three daughters; twins, Wanda Spencer Ward and Wendy Spencerk and Dawn Spencer; sons, Jimmy, Joe, Billy Joe and Shawn Mitchell Spencer; grandchildren, Stephanie Rose Ward, Steven Ward and Shuree Carlia Spencer; and sisters Scherry D. Swingle of LeRaysville and Janice Orshal of Athens; sister-in-law, Sheila Hancock of Wisconsin; brother-in-law, Charles Zimmer of Waverly and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Carlia; mother, Mattie Merritt Hancock; father, William Spencer; sisters, Alice Feige and Janet Zimmer; and brothers, Robert Hancock and William (Sonny) Hancock.  A full military funeral with color guard will be held in Wisconsin.  Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery in Wisconsin.  –Towanda Daily Review

SPENCER –EVELYN SPENCER OWENS, 72 of Canton RD 2 died Feb. 6, 1990 at home.  Mrs. Owens was born in Ogdensburg, Pa. a daughter of Harry and Clara Bunn Spencer.  She was a graduate of Elmira College and taught at Canton High School for many years.  Mrs. Owens is survived by her husband, Burton and a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and David Diraddo of Naples, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Patricia Owens of Vernon, Conn. and three grandchildren.  Memorials may be directed in memory of Mrs. Owens to the Canton Ambulance Association, the Canton Green Free Library or the Salvation Army.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FRANCIS H. SPENCER of Elkland, PA age 86, formerly of Wellsboro, PA died Saturday, July 18, 1998 at his daughter’s residence in Addison, NY.  He was the husband of Marjorie J. Compton Spencer with whom he celebrated 59 years of marriage April 29th this year.  Born October 20, 1911 in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Emily Whiting Spencer.  He lived all of his life in the Wellsboro area until July of 1997.  He retired from the former Corning Glass Works Wellsboro Division in 1973 after 30 years of service there.  He was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church and a member of the Wellsboro Riding Club.  For over 50 years he was a farrier in Pennsylvania and New York States.  Surviving other than his wife are: daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra F. and George W. Pratt of Addison, NY, Linda M. and Dale M. Swetland of Elkland, PA; daughter-in-law, Marie J. Spencer of Liberty, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Stuart Pollock of Glen Rock, NJ; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Marilyn Spencer of Union City, PA.  He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by son, Ronald F. Spencer, and sister, Mildred Snyder.  Friends may call on Tuesday, July 21, 1998 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Inc., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 22, 1998 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Krueger officiating.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

HARRY SPENCER, 75 of William St., Towanda died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1991 at Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Born Sept. 3, 1916 in Dallas, Pa., he was the son of the late David and Fay Thomas Spencer.  He attended Reyburn Bible Church.  He was employed as an engineer with Commonwealth Telephone Co. until retirement.  Surviving in addition to his wife, the former Catherine Sorber are a daughter, Mrs. Mae Mize of Tunkhannock RR 5; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Sober of Reyburn, Pa. and Mrs. Anna McMichael of Muhlenburg, Pa.; three brothers, Daniel of Dallas, David Jr. of Lehman, Pa. and James of Chase, Pa.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Clarke Piatt Funeral Home, Sunset Lake Road, Hunlock Creek, Pa. with the Rev. C. Glenn Neeley, pastor of the Reyburn Bible Church officiating.  Burial will be in the Sorber Cemetery at Reyburn at Shickshinny RR 1, Pa.  Friends may call Saturday at 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

SPENCER –HELEN L. SPENCER BUEMI, Binghamton, NY died April 19, 1997 at her home after an extended illness.  Born January 28, 1943 in the Canton area, she was the daughter of Clark and Frances Spencer.  She was a retired teacher and coordinator of the Opportunities for Broome Head Start Program.  She was a member of the John Hus Presbyterian Church and was a free-lance writer, having several articles published.  Surviving are her husband, Joseph Buemi, Binghamton; father, Clark W. Spencer, Gillett; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. June and Bill Kemmerer, Poughkeepsie, NY and Mrs. JanNeita and Duane Taylor, Canton; also several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held April 23 from the Sedlock Funeral Home, Inc., Binghamton with her brother0in-law, Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  Burial was in the Spring Forest Cemetery.  The family request memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in Mrs. Buemi’s name.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

HOWARD C. SPENCER, 57 of Ocala, Fla. died Saturday morning, Aug. 7, 1982 at his home.  He was a former resident of Canton, Pa., moving to Florida in the early 1960’s.  He was a truck driver.  Mr. Spencer was born Oct. 30, 1924 in Canton the son of Charles and Ada Hill Spencer.  His mother died Feb. 5, 1982.  He was a veteran of World War II.  Mr. Spencer is survived by sons, Howard C. Spencer, Jr. of Granville Summit and Michael D. Spencer of Ulster; five grandchildren, Jeffery Spencer, Don Spencer, Amy Spencer, Virginia Star Spencer and Michael D. Spencer, Jr.; several step-children; and several step-grandchildren, also sisters; Mrs. Charles (Grace) Mott of Canton RD 1 and Mrs. Betty Wakley of Knoxville, Pa.; an aunt, Mrs. Helen Rockwell of Canton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services were held on Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Ocala, Fla. with burial being made in Florida.  A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Alliance Church in Canton at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11.  Officiating will be the Rev. Edward F. Ayers.  Local funeral arrangements were by the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Towanda Daily Review

LESLIE JOHN ‘LES’ SPENCER SR., 65 of Herrickville died Friday, Jan. 19, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  He was born April 23, 1935 the son of Mildred Williams.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1952, completed basic training at Aberdeen, Md. And served in Korea until his discharge in 1955.  He was formerly employed at National Homes, Horseheads, N.Y., was self-employed in the novelty wood-working business and worked for many years in the timber and logging industry with his son Kevin Spencer.  Les was a member of the American Legion Post 534, Wyalusing, VFW Post 6824, Haigh’s Pond, Potterville and AmVets, Durell.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and never missed a Sunday cheering for his man, Mark Martin, NASCAR driver No. 6.  In his spare time he enjoyed playing cards with his family.  Less is survived by his wife, Doris at home; children, Leslie and Jean Spencer Jr. of Williamsport, Mable and Dale Canfield of Wyalusing, Anthony “Tony” and Phyllis of Wyalusing, Kevin and Janet Spencer of Towanda, Michael and Judy Spencer of Herrickville, Tom Spencer and friend Jane Terry of Potterville, Gary and Gail Spencer of Herrickville, Donald and Leigh Spencer of Towanda and Debra Lantz of Cleveland, Ohio, mother and stepfather, Mildred and Donald Williams of Potterville; sisters and brother and their spouses, Nina and Danny Snodgrass of Towanda, Donna and Douglas Stewart of Potterville, Linda and Randy Jennings of Potterville, Richard and Martha Spencer Sr. of Troy; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  He predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Spencer.  In honor of his wishes there will be no calling hours and no funeral service.  Family and friends are asked to join in a memorial service to be held Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Herrickville Fire Hall.  –Towanda Daily Review

MORRELL M. ‘SMOKEY’ SPENCER –Former owner/operator of Spencer’s Hotel, Wellsboro, age 76 of 34 Charleston Street, Wellsboro, PA died Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  He was born November 19, 1921 in Delmar Township, the son of the late Morton H. and Maude Jackson Spencer.  He was a graduate of the Wellsboro High School.  He was former owner and operator of Spencer’s Hotel, Charleston Street, Wellsboro, PA.  He was a member of the Wellsboro Moose #1147, Wellsboro, PA and a member of the Wellsboro Veteran’s Club.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Joann Spencer of Wellsboro, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and William Powers of Salem, MA; one nephews, Arland Larrison of Corning, NY; five grandchildren, James M. Spencer, Anthony Spencer, Jessica Spencer, Lisa Tillman and Richard Cummings; four great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Wednesday, April 22, 1998 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  There will be a Moose Service at 8:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  –Elmira Star Gazette

SPENCER –PATRICIA A. SELLECK, 78 of 94 Valley Heights Drive, Williamsport, died Monday October 4, 2004 at Manor Care Health Services South.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Harold E. Selleck, who died May 26, 2003.  Born November 7, 1925 in Sayre, she was a daughter of Lyman and Elinor Dinsmore Spencer.  She was a 1943 graduate of Troy High School and graduated from Lycoming College in 1958.  Mrs. Selleck had taught at Loyalsock Township Elementary Schools for 25 years.  She was a member of Covenant Central Presbyterian church and was a member of the church choir.  Pat was a member of Williamsport Music Club, the PSEA and NEA Education Associations and the Wheel Inn, Ralston.  She also enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and her cat, Callie.  Surviving are two sons, Timothy L. Selleck and his wife, Shelley of Calvert and David A. Selleck and his wife, Elaine of Warrensville; two granddaughters, Carrie Noble and Katherine Wentz; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lincoln Spencer of Luthers Mills and Selden Spencer of New Paltz, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Wayne H. Selleck in 1971 and a sister, Julia McIntosh in 1981.  Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, 807 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Woody Allabough III officiating.  Burial will be held in Green Lawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday.  In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to her church.  Arrangements by Sanders Mortuary.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

ROBERT MORTON SPENCER, Fellsmere, FL, formerly of Canton passed from this life into eternal rest May 14, 2000 after a brief illness.  Born on August 3, 1911 he was the only son of Robert M. and Ida Mae Spencer, Troy.  He grew up in Troy, attending school there and was a member of the Troy High School basketball team.  In the 1930s, he was employed by the Allegany Gas Company at the Westfield, Troy and Canton offices.  During World War II he was employed by American LaFrance Foamite Corp., Elmira, living there until 1943 when he moved his family to Troy and commuted to Elmira.  In July 1945, he returned to employment with the Gas Co., which later became the North Penn Gas Co. as Manager of the Canton branch.  He retired from this position in 1975 after more than 30 years with the company.  While in Canton he was a member of the Canton Rotary.  In 1983-843 Mr. Spencer participated in a church mission trip to Honduras and Panama, where he helped to build new churches.  He and his family migrated to Florida where he spent his last years.  He attended Sebastion UN Church.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bobbee (George) Wilcox, Canton, Mrs. Sandra Moshier, Elmira, and Mrs. Suzette (Richard) Lyczak, Fellsmer, FL; step-son, Kevin and Marlene Snell, Mechanicsburg, PA; three grandsons, two grand-daughters; a step-granddaughter; step-grandson; three great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters.  A memorial service will be at a later date.  Those desiring may remember him with memorials to the Sebastion U.M. Church, P) Box 789328, FL or the Green Free Library, Canton, PA.  Arrangements were under the direction of Buxton Funeral Home, Okeechobee, FL.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

SCOTT RANDALL SPENCER, 24 of 2908 Sparton Road, Olney, MD died at home from an unknown cause on May 11, 1996.  He was the son of Randall F. and Norma I. Lyon Spencer, fiancée of Kristina Ehrhardt of Gaithersburg, MD, grandson of Richard and Sylvia Lyon, Canton, PA and Melissa Spencer, Troy, PA.  He had attended West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV and was currently attending Montgomery College, Rockville, MD.  He planned to attend the University of Maryland in the fall of 1996 and was planning to marry Kristina on August 17, 1996.  A memorial service was held May 15th at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 12801 Falls Road, Rockville, MD.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JAN B. STINER SR., 33 of Roaring Branch RD 1 died Friday, Jan. 15, 1988 as the result of the fire in the Deer X-ing Inn.  He was born April 20, 1954 at South Williamsport, one of ten boys born to Leo F. and Marie A. Gephart Stiner.  He was owner and operator of the Dear X-ing Inn for the past five years.  He was a graduate of the Canton High School class of 1973.  He was an active participant in both wrestling and football.  He was also a graduate of the Williamsport Community College in 1980.  He was a member of the F&AM Ivy Lodge #397, Williamsport, Williamsport Consistory, the Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre, the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston, the Deer X-ing Detachment, the Marine Corps League, Hillsside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, the Ralston Hunting Club and the Wheel Inn, Inc., Ralston.  Surviving is his wife of 15 years, the former Donna Rae Shoemaker, one daughter, Miss Alene P. and one son Jan B. Jr., both at home; brothers and sisters-in-la, Leo C. and Joan Stiner, Trout Run, Charles and Faye Stiner, Benson, Ariz., Jack and Beth Stiner, Canton and Kim and Kathy Stine, also of Canton; his father-in-law, Theodore A. Shoemaker, also of Canton.  Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Charles Bailey, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church and the Rev. Richard M. Barner, pastor of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating.  Interment will be in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RD 1.  Friends may call Sunday at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m.  F&AM Ivy Lodge #397 will hold a memorial service for their departed brother at 8 p.m. Sunday evening.  Those wishing may forward memorial donations to the Toys For Tots, care of the Deer X-ing Detachment, Marine Corps League, Ralston, Pa.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHARLES L. STREETER, 565, president and part owner of Horix Manufacturing Co., McKees Rocks, PA died December 17, 2003 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburg from complications of injuries sustained in a traffic accident.  Born in Canton, August 3, 1948 the son of the late Charles L. and Alice Bagley Streeter.  He attended Penn State University, was a resident of Bellevue and more recently Brighton Heights, Pittsburgh.  Surviving is his wife Kathryn Balash Streeter; daughter, Kelly Sreeter, Columbus, OH; son, Luke Streeter, Pittsburgh; brother, Stuart Streeter, Canton; sister, Margo Kotulak, Littleton, CO.  A memorial service was held December 19 in Pittsburgh.  The family suggests that memorials be given to WDUG-FM Radio, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA or a favorite charity in Mr. Streeter’s memory.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DUROOD M. TEETER, Research Technician, Cornell University Age 68 of Beranek Road, Cayuta, NY, died on December 4, 2000 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. Mr. Teeter was born on December 13, 1931 in Ithaca, NY, the son of the late Merrill & Hazel Barwell Teeter.  He is survived by his wife, Janet L. Teeter; children, Gary of Newfield, NY, Michelle of Cayuta, NY, Brian of St. Augustine, FL and Carter of Newfield, NY; granddaughter, Vanessa of Cayuta, NY; brothers, David (Patricia) Teeter of Newfield, NY and Wayne Teeter of Cayuta, NY; sisters, Dorothy (Albert) Hill of Moravia, NY, Lois (Donald) Brooke of Lexington, KY and Arleen (Pete) Weber of Nelson, NE; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Teeter was predeceased by his brother, Allen and sister, Lorraine Lent.  Mr. Teeter was a Research Technician for Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and a life member of the National Riflemen Association.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St., Odessa, NY on Thursday, December 7, 2000 from 7-9:00 PM. His funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 8, 2000 at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Dan Barner from the Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church in Corning, NY will officiate. Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

TERRY –RUTH A. STANTON, 86, formerly of Rome RD 1, died on Sunday, April 13, 1997 following an illness.  Born on March 5, 1911 in Rush, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Cyrus and Julia Giffin Terry.  Ruth enjoyed quilting for her children and enjoyed time spent making her home and time spent with her family.  She was preceded in death by her husband the late Paul J. Stanton on Aug. 21, 1987.  Surviving are two sons; Robert of Wysox; a son and daughter-in-law, Arlyn and Sandra Stanton of Milan; and special friends, Mary Stanton of Waverly, N.Y. and Lisa Barton; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilson Terry of Vestal, N.Y.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 1997 at 2 p.m. in the Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Joyce Warner, pastor of the Rushville Presbyterian church officiating.  Interment will be in the Rushville Cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday afternoon at Kerr-McHenry Funeral Home from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.  –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM E. VANNOY age 64, of Mansfield, PA, died October 8, 2006 at home.  He was born November 13, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of Raymond and Henrietta Bohlayer VanNoy.  Bill was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the Morris Run American Legion.  In addition to his mother of Wellsboro, PA, he is survived by a son, Scott of Bristol, TN; a daughter, Paige Baker of Blountville, TN; a brother, Byron of Covington, PA; two sisters, Linda Thomas of Hornell, NY, Judy VanNoy of Lewisburg, PA; three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father in 1995.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Rev. Richard Berg officiating.  –Elmira Star Gazette

LEON R. WASBURN, 77 of Mt. Pleasant Rd., Nichols died peacefully at his home early Saturday morning, April 13, 1991.  Born July 2, 1913 on the family farm, he was a son of Gilbert and Orpha Spencer Washburn.  He was married to the former Anna Soper who predeceased him in 1984.  Leon devoted his life to his family, home and diary farm (Rocky Ridge).  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Patricia Washburn of Nichols; his daughters and son-in-law, Ruth Linger of Norwich, N.Y., Nellie Briggs of Sayre, and Lois and Peter Kenny of Brea, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Grace Earle of Big Pond, Pa., and Mrs. Marion Dodge of Potterville; a sister-in-law, Grace Washburn of Towanda; six grandchildren five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother, Walter and sisters, Dorothy Campbell and Hazel Collins.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, N.Y. with the Rev. Brown Naik officiating.  Interment will follow in Nichols Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.  Memorials in Leon’s memory may be directed to the Nichols Emergency Squad.  –Towanda Daily Review

WHEELER –MARILYN W. TIDLOW, 67, wife of Jack M. Tidlow of 124 N. Elmira St., Athens, Pa. died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  Born March 28, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., she was the daughter of Harold E. Wheeler and the late Ella Daughtery Wheeler.  Marilyn enjoyed entertaining friends by giving dinner parties, she also loved to dance, cook and shop for the grandkids.  Marilyn was employed as librarian by the Spalding Memorial Library in Athens for over 25 years until her retirement.  She was past president of Athens Borough Council for eight years.  Marilyn is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jack M. Tidlow at home; her father, Harold E. Wheeler of Athens; her children, Evelyn Tidlow and her companion, Bob Willey of Golden Valley, Minn., John Tidlow and his wife, Andrea Tidlow of Abingdon, Va., James Tidlow and his wife Vicky Tidlow of Columbia Crossroads, Pa., Mary Tidlow of Anchorage, Alaska; three grandchildren, Triesha, Graham and Jillian; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Marilyn Wheeler of Sayre, Pa., Robert and Marie Wheeler of Nichols, N.Y. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 13, 2005 at the Athens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Anderson, pastor officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral home, 313 Desmond St., Sayre, Pa.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed toward the purchase of books and special needs materials to the Spalding Memorial Library, 724 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Marilyn K. Tidlow’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

GEORGE LEON WHYTE age 63 of Powell, Pa., Monroeton RR 1 died Friday evening, July 14, 2000 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa.  Born Feb. 6, 1937 in Sayre, Pa., he was a son of the late Donald F. and Catherine Mahoney Whyte.  George attended Towanda High School and later served in the U.S. Air Force.  On May 5, 1956 she married the former Karen Kempkes in Lincoln, Neb.  George was employed by Commonwealth Telephone Co. for 37 years until he became disabled.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting in earlier years.  Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Karen Kemkes Whyte at home; children and their spouses, Barbara Jean and G. Matthew Gordon of Durell, Michael Lee and Kimberly Whyte of Powell and Glenda Ann and Robert M. Vargo Jr. of Rome, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Nicci Gordon, Chastity Kisner, Melinda Littick, Denise Whyte, Gordan Whyte, Tawni Whyte, Michael and Scott Vargo; two great-grandchildren, Keegan Kisner and Micciah Littick; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Vernon Perry Jr. of Orwell; a brother, Michael J. Whyte, Monroeton; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Donald F. Whyte on May 25, 1985, his mother, Catherine M. Whyte on Feb. 6, 1992, a sister, Donna M. Barbur on June 27, 1980.  The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday July 19, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Roger Griffith, pastor of the Wysox Presbyterian Church officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

WOOD –EDGARETTA M. ‘WOODY’ HUNGERFORD, 80 [SRGP 36415] of Berkshire, N.Y. died on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005 at Troy Community Hospital following a brief illness.  Born April 12, 1924 in Troy, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Hiram and Evelyn (Bixby) Wood.  In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband William Hungerford; daughters, Eileen Jayne Hungerford and Deirdre Jan Hungerford-Birnie; brother, Hiram “Jr.” Wood; and sisters, Marjorie Keltz-Kenyon, Dora Reynard and Madeline Wood.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Menter; her son, Brian Hungerford of Camillus, N.Y.; and her son-in-law, Robert Birnie of Sandy, Utah; her brother, Colonel Wood; sisters, Clara Hoffa, Eloise Mahood and Ona Rae Brasington; brother-in-law Robert Kenyon and sister-in-law Martha Jean Wood.  Woody was a graduate of Canton High School and Robert Packer Hospital School of Nursing.  She also did post graduate work at Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in Jersey City, N.J.  She was a former employee of IBM and Ideal Hospital, Endicott.  She was the best and most generous of wives and mothers and a friend to anyone in need.  She leaves a legacy of warm memories and undying love.  In lieu of flowers, friends may make a contribution to the First Congregational Church of Berkshire, N.Y. or the SPCA, Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, N.Y. in loving memory of Edgaretta Wood.  Cards for the family may be mailed to 127 Chicopee Mews, Camillus, N.Y.  The family will receive friends at the MacPherson Funeral Home, 5 Whig St., Newark Valley, N.Y. on Friday from 2-3 p.m.  A funeral service will follow there at 3 p.m. with the Rev. James T. Willard officiating.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review

KACK F. WOOSTER age 69, of Watkins Rd., Pine Valley, NY, died on March 11, 2003 at St. Joseph's Hospital.  Jack was born on July 30, 1933 in Canton, PA, a son of the late Merle and Lillian Mae (Fairbanks) Wooster.  He was a graduate of Canton High School, Class of 1951. Following graduation, he entered in the US Navy where he served his country proudly during the Korean conflict.  On September 6, 1953 in Elmira, he married Frances Rogers and they made the Elmira area their home.  Jack was a member of the Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364, Horseheads, and for many years served as an area Boy Scout leader. He was a talented woodworker and was always willing to help anyone in need.  He loved life and lived each day to the fullest.  He will be greatly missed by his family; they will always remember his positive outlook he had on life.  Jack is survived by his wife of 49 years, Frances (Rogers) Wooster; his son, John Wooster, both of Pine Valley; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheree and David Strong of Owego; brothers, Carroll (Doris) Wooster, Robert (Anna) Wooster; sisters, Janet (James) Gilliam, Sheila (Joe) Sievers; brother-in-law, Harris Rogers; sister-in-law, Cecil (Doug) Poley; his special grandchildren, Irene, Andrew, and Laurie; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.  A time of remembering the special gift he was to all of us will be held on Friday, March 14, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with Rev. Jean L. Swett, pastor of the Lounsberry United Methodist Church officiating.  Masonic services will be conducted prior to the service. Spring interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery. The family will receive their friends on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m.  Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Activities Fund, 200 Washington St., Elmira, NY in loving memory of Jack F. Wooster.  –Elmira Star Gazette

ORA L. “WOO” WOOSTER JR., 74 of Clementon, N.J. and Hornbrook died on Oct. 14, 2002.  He was the beloved husband of Doris R. (nee Weiss).  He is survived by his sons, Richard L. (Sheila) of Clementon, Wayne (Mary Ann) of Washington Township and Ora Lee III (Bonnie) of Clementon; six grandchildren, Lauren, Stephen, Kaitlin, Brittany, Jennel and Deanna; a sister, Joy (Leon) Mironoff of San Clemente, Calif. and a brother, Craig (Betty) of Atlanta, Ga.  He was the son of the late Ora L. and Margaret (nee Belig) Wooster, formerly of LeRoy and Bloomsburg, Pa., respectively.  Ora attended the Ulster Presbyterian church and attended several Wooster family reunions held in the area.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Ora L. Wooster Funeral Home, 51 Park Boulevard, Clementon, N.J.  A Masonic service will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian church, Entombment will be in Berlin Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be directed to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 433 Park Ave., Laurel Springs, N.J.  –Towanda Daily Review

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