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DR. RUSSELL EUGENE ALLYN of Camp Hill died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005 at Homeland Center, Harrisburg. He was 95 years old. Dr. Allyn was born in East Smithfield, Pa. on Aug. 27, 1910 to Charles and Christine Allyn. He graduated from Sayre High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Albright College in 1933. Dr. Allyn received his M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1937. He did an internship at Robert Packer Hospital and engaged in the general practice of medicine in Mechanicsburg from 1938 to 1941. In 1941 and 1942, he pursued graduate study in urology at the University of Pennsylvania followed by a residency at Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y. In 1944, Dr. Allyn was commissioned as a medical officer in the United States Army Medical Corps and remained in service until 1946. While engaged in military service, Dr. Allyn saw combat during the Battle of the Bulge with the 75th Artillery Regiment. For his combat service as a medical officer, Dr. Allyn was awarded three battle stars, the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was also awarded a Combat Artillery Badge and a Presidential Unit Citation. Dr. Allyn was on the medical staff of the Harrisburg Hospital for 40 years. During that time, he was chief of the department of urology from 1950 until his retirement in 1981. Dr. Allyn was secretary of the medical staff for 13 years, surgical director for six years and served as president of the medical staff in 1963 and 1964. He also served as a consultant in urology for Holy Spirit Hospital and for Annie Warner Hospital. During his medical career, Dr. Allyn served as assistant clinical professor of urology at the Milton Hershey Medical College and Hahnemann Medical College. He was a member of the Dauphin County Medical Society of which he was second past president, the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Urological Society. He was also president of Mid-Atlantic Society of American Urological Services. Dr. Allyn was also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was certified by the American Board of Urology. Dr. Ally was a member of the West Shore Country Club, the Kiwanis Club of Harrisburg and Zion Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Susan Ratcliff and Linda Lowrie, both of Alexandria, Va.; and a brother, Lawrence Allyn of East Smithfield, Pa. Burial will be private and a memorial service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Pa. on Tuesday Nov. 29, 2005 at 1 p.m. Contributions can be made in Dr. Allyn’s memory to Homeland Center, 1901 N. 5th Street, Harrisburg, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

ATCHISON –CARLINE M. SCHMITT, 82 of Athens RR 1, Athens Township, Pa. died Thursday Dec. 29, 2005 at the home of her loving caregiver, Julie Schmeckenbecker, RR 2 Towanda, Pa. Born May 22, 1923 in Waverly, N.Y. she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Clara Park Atchison. Caroline was a graduate of Waverly High School. In earlier years Caroline and her first husband, Ivan Depew owned and operated a Texaco station on Chemung Street in Waverly, N.Y. After Ivan’s death in 1955, Caroline was employed by IBM in Owego, N.Y. for 25 years until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her second husband, James C. Schmitt Sr. in 1994; her son, David Depew; her grandson, David Michael Cron and her stepson, James C. Schmitt Jr. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waverly, N.Y.; the Waverly Legion Auxiliary, Skiff-Bower VFW Post 1536 Auxiliary and the former Waverly Moose Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling and traveling. Surviving are her children, Joyce Root and her husband, Raymond Root of Monroeton, Pa., Dianne Cron and her husband, Bill Cron of Athens, Frederick Depew and his wife, Sandy Depew of Waverly and Carole Baker and her husband, Bob Baker of Canoga Park, Calif.; her stepchildren, Charles Schmitt of Florida, Rona Hart and her husband, Charles Hart of Boston, Mass. And Cathy Davidson and her husband, Paul Davidson of Philadelphia, Pa.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; her sisters, Helen Frank and her husband, Bill Frank of Florida and Dorothy Jackson and her husband, Bill Jackson of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; her brothers, Charles Atchison and his wife, Sharon Atchison of Florida and Thomas Atchison and his wife, Irene Atchison of Barton, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins and her second family, Julie and Gary Schmeckenbecker and girls of Towanda RR 2. The funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 3 at the Maryott-Bowen funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda with the Rev. Bruce Vanderpool officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Tioga Cemetery, Owego. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to Memorial Hospital Home Health Care, 1 Hospital drive, Towanda, Pa. in Caroline M. Schmitt’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review

RAYMOND G. BAGLEY SR., 80 of RR1, Box 349, Canton died Monday Jan. 11, 1993 in the Robert Packer Hospital emergency room as the result of fatal injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Bagley was born June 11, 1912 at Shunk, Sullivan County a son of George and Bertha Brown Bagley. Raymond was Protestant by faith. Raymond worked for the Civil Conservation Corps at Masten and also on the S. & N.Y. Railroad in the 1930s. He later was a sawyer and carpenter in Hartford, Conn. During World War II he assisted in the construction of the barracks at Ft. Meade, Md. Later he and his brother, Carlyle were proprietors of Bagley’s Sawmill in Sullivan County and later at Cedar Ledge for 20 years. The operation of heavy equipment was another occupation of Raymond’s. He returned to carpentry in the 1960s and retired from the Carpenter’s Local N. 532, Elmira, N.Y. He enjoyed building and rebuilding machinery and possessed a great interest in Bradford County history and family genealogy. Surviving is his wife, the former Elizabeth McEntire. They were married 39 years. Also surviving are: a son, Raymond G. Jr. of East Canton; daughter, Mrs. Melanie K. Dohrmann of Williamsport; three stepsons, Harry L. Ballard of Bridgeville, Malcolm M. of Monroeton and Robert R. of Charleston, W.Va.; a sister, Mrs. June Jenkins of Shunk; seven grandchildren ;10 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brothers; Walter in 1979, Robert in 1989 and Carlyle in 1991. He was also predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Sharrow in 1992. Funeral services will be conducted from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. David B. Morris, pastor of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton will officiate. Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

BARNES –CHRISTINE JANE SAUNDERS age 84 formerly of Dushore went home to be with her Lord on Friday evening Aug. 27, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor. She was born on March 20, 1920 a daughter of the late Steven A. and Edna Herbert Barnes formerly of Canton. Surviving are her daughter, Millie Miller of Hornbrook; two sons, Adrian Jr. and Arthur Carson of Dushore; one sister, Frances Rupert of Hughesville; three brothers, Elwood (But) Barnes of Canton, Arthur Barnes and wife Thelma of Canton and Steven Barnes of Beech Flats; a sister-in-law, Grace Barnes of Canton; a very special sister-in-law, Phyllis Saunders of Canton; four grandchildren, Debbie Bump and husband Leo of Towanda, Ralph Jr. Miller and wife Jana of Monroeton, Donnie Miller of Hornbrook and Tina Westbrook and husband Randy of New Albany; five great-grandchildren, Destini Bump, Desirae, Skylar and Tanner Miller and Telyssa Westbrook and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, James (Jim) Saunders; a brother, Lawrence Barnes; and a granddaughter, Helen Kay Miller. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Dushore officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday morning at McHenry Funeral Home form 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore in Mrs. Saunders’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review

BARNES –MRS. FANNIE E. COWLES, 61 of Cogan Station RD 1 died Oct. 7, 1987 at Williamsport Hospital. Her husband, Henry W. Cowles died Dec. 9, 1956. Mrs. Cowles was born Dec. 7, 1925 at Grover a daughter of Oscar A. and Mary Hoppes Barnes. She was a member of the Light of Life Chapel. Surviving are five sons: William D., Henry W. and Nickey R. all of Williamsport, Gary M. and Jeffery L. of Cogan Station; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie L. Lutz and Mary V. Williams of Williamsport; a brother, Arthur D. Barnes, Alba; a sister, Hazel B. Benson, Troy and 15 grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the church with the Rev. Larry Fred, her pastor officiating. Burial was in Green Law Memorial Park. –Canton Independent Sentinel

WALTER LEE BEARDSLEE age 73, died Monday, July 28, 2003. Born April 12, 1930 in Elmira, NY to the late Grant and Doris Bush Beardslee. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville. Preceded in death by his son, Grant E. Beardslee; brother, Donald Beardslee; and grandchild, Jessica Stevens. Survived by his wife, Jeannine Estep Beardslee of Greenbrier; sons, Dale Beardslee of Hendersonville, Todd Beardslee of Springfield; daughter, Cindy Stevens of Arapahoe, NC; grandchildren, Amy Medana, Justin Beardslee, Benjamin and Joel Stevens, Ashton Beardslee; great-grandchild, Spencer Grant Medana. His remains rest at the Robertson County Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. with Dr. Millard Reed and Dr. Gary Henecke officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Becomer's Sunday School Class of the First Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the Robertson County Funeral Home. –Elmira Star Gazette

KENNETH S. BEDFORD SR., 60 of New Albany RR 2 died April 20, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre of pulmonary complications following heart by-pass surgery. Ken was born in Elkland Township, Sullivan County on April 21, 1931 to John T. and Josie (Wakley) Bedford. In July 1953 he married Carol Magee of New Albany. In the following years, Ken and Carol were blessed with five children (Debra, Wendy, Kenneth "Sam" Jr., Scott and Jettie), eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by three sisters: Edna Brenchley, Laura Brenchley and Alberta Hewitt; one half-brother, Olin Shaffer and several cousins. Following his service in the U.S. Marie Corps, including the Korean War as an aviation ordnance man, Ken worked at Procter & Gamble and as the supervisor of Waste and Water Treatment for Leesburg, Va. and Towanda. He was a member of the National Association of Atomic Veterans and Post No. 42 of the American Legion. Among his hobbies were hunting, fishing, bee-keeping and woodworking. His carpentry skills built his home and provided crafts for several vacation Bible school classes, which he also taught. Ken’s fraternal affiliations were through the Masons. He was an active member and present Senior Warden of Evergreen Blue Lodge No. 163 (Monroeton), an active member and past High Priest of Union Chapter No. 161 (Towanda), an active member of Northern Council N. 24 (Athens), an active member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in the Valley of Towanda and a 32nd Degree Mason in the Valley of Williamsport Consistory. A former member of the First United Methodist Church of Towanda, Ken was an active member of the New Albany U.M.C., serving as lay member of the Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference, chairperson of the Administrative Council, a member of the board of trustees and Sunday school superintendent. Foremost always in Ken’s life were his love for his wife and family and for this area. As a loving husband and father he will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 23, 1992 at 1 p.m. in the New Albany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Janice Green, his pastor assisted by Rev. Charles Reynolds, retire pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery, New Albany. Friends and family are invited to call Wednesday evening, April 22, 1992 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the funeral service. Masonic services will be held at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Graveside military funeral services will be held by members of Towanda Post No. 42 American Legion. –Towanda Daily Review

WILLIAM H. BELLOWS loving Grandfather, Father, Family Man, Farmer, Carpenter & Good Friend, age 63 of Gillett, PA, died unexpectedly Monday, March 12, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. William was predeceased by his mother, Myrtle Bellows and his father, Luther Bellows and his niece, Denise Southern. He is survived by: wife Beverly Bellows; son, William Bellows, Jr., daughter Lisa Bellows-Kruckow & husband Ted Kruckow; grandchildren, Maelynn Caverly Kruckow & Hayden Michael Kruckow; brothers, Luther & Gladys Bellows & family, Leroy Bellows & family, Donald Bellows & family, Lewis Bellows & family; special friends, Russell & Pearl Stout & family, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hill & family, Mr. & Mrs. Duane Curren & family, Mr. & Mrs. Maynard Congdon & family, Mr. Dale Bradford & mother, Mr. Dan Short, Michelle & Robert Vesneske & family. Family & friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, March 15, 2001 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 7:30 PM with a memorial service following at 7:30 PM. Reverend Howard Hunt will officiate. –Elmira Star Gazette

BENEDICT –BETTY S. BENEDICT HEASLEY, 77 died May 13, 2000 at Kaiser Hospital, Walnut Creek, CA. Born on October 15, 1922 in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Henry Earl and Beulah Washburn Benedict. She was a homemaker, loved the outdoors and shopping. Surviving are: husband, Alfred Heasley; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Dave Shoemaker, Bay Point, CA; sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas and Dottie Seeley, Canton, Dennis and Beatrice Seeley, Hughesville, Marvin Geyer, Watkins Glen, NY, Thomas R. Heasley, Sr., Antioch, CA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rowena Smith; brothers, Robert and Albert Benedict; granddaughter, Ashley Crystal Seeley, 12 who died of cystic fibrosis, November 17, 1999. A memorial eulogy will be held May 27 at Martinez Masonic Lodge, 700 Masonic Street, Martinez, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc., 560 San Antonio Ave., Palo Alto, CA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

JACK D. BENJAMIN, 68 of 117 North St., Athens died Saturday July 12, 2003 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 4, 1935 in Liberty Corners to his parents Charles and Lora Benjamin. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy. He served in the United States Marines. Mr. Benjamin retired as a meat cutter from Acme Markets. He was a life member of the Bradford County Outboard Motor Club and the Sayre Sportsmen’s Club. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and was active in skeet shooting. He also liked to work on small engine repair. He is survived by: his wife Geraldine (Jerry) at home; daughters and sons-in-law, Shelley and Charles Rudloff of Sayre and Sonya and Tim Davidson of Athens; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Mary Beth Benjamin of Lockwood and Steve and Deb. Benjamin of Waverly; sister, Loretta Kukaites of Towanda; grandchildren, Nichole, Jacob, Chase and Brooke Benjamin; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by; his parents; sisters, Roseanna Webster and Grace Sheets; brothers, Charles, Gerald, Harry, Thomas, David, Edgar and Jim Benjamin. It was Mr. Benjamin’s request that there would be no services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Those kindly wanting to make memorial donations in Jack’s name may do so to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly, NY. –Towanda Daily Review

ALFRED J. BENNETT, 65 of Milo Center died in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital at Penn Yan Thursday Aug. 4, 1949. He came to the Penn Yan area from Middlesex about 30 years ago and with a partner purchased the Buick agency from E. L. Geer. Later when John J. McElligott took over the agency, Mr. Bennett was employed by the Hopkins and Jolley as salesman. About 10 years ago, with his wife, Mr. Bennett opened a grocery store in Milo Center which his wife still manages. Besides his wife, Mrs. Pearl Bennett he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leona Sutherland at home; two brothers, Scott S. Bennett of Middlesex and George Bennett of Blossburg, Pa. Friends called at the Thayer Funeral chapel until 2 p.m. Monday when services were conducted from there. The rev. George Clarkson, pastor of the Dresden and Milo Center Methodist Churches officiated with burial in Lake View Cemetery at Penn Yan.

CLIFTON EDEN BENNETT, 88 of Camptown, Pa. died Thursday Jan. 5, 2006 at Towanda Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 21, 1917 in Terrytown, Pa. the son of the late Eden and Neva (Kennedy) Bennett. He worked at Link Aviation, Remington Rand and for 30 years at Sylvania. He retired to help care for his dad. He liked to hunt and fish. He was a loving father to all of his family. He was a lifetime member of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church. He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Shaner) Bennett; his sons, Richard and Charlene of Sugar Run, Pa. and David and Nancy of Stroudsburg, Pa. and Barbara and Tony Rockwell of Spring Lake, Pa.; a brother, Keith and Ruby Nell of Nashville, Tenn.; and six grandsons, three granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers Boyce and Carlton and a grandson, Jason Bennett. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., a Selected Independent Funeral Home, 74 Church St., Montrose, Pa. The Rev. Elwyn Patrick of the Herrickville Wesleyan Church will officiate. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Herrickville Wesleyan Church in care of Clayton Kern, RR1, Wyalusing, Pa. in memory of Clifton. –Towanda Daily Review

J. KENNETH BENNETT, 86 of RR 1, Forksville, Pa. died on Friday Nov. 4, 1994 at Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock. Born on May 3, 1908 in Forksville, He was the son of the late Howard Tracy and Bertha May Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a farmer and worked for Ed Lee, Fred Lee and Roscoe Burgess. He was employed by the Department of Environmental Resources Bureau of Forestry, retiring in 1973. He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Hugo Corners in Overton. Mr. Bennett was a school board director in the Loyalsock area and also the Sullivan County School Board. He was on the board when the high school was built in LaPorte. He had served as a past director of the Forksville Cemetery Association. Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Ruth Whiteley Bennett; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Eula) Hudock of Factoryville RR 1; grandchildren, Roy Bennett of Forksville RR 1, terry Bennett of Forksville, Greg Bennett of York, Julie May Hudock of Factoryville RR 1; a great-granddaughter, Emmalyn Dale Bennett of Forksville RR 1; a brother, Eugene Bennett of Glad Springs, Va.; two sisters, Beatrice Warburton of New Albany RR 1, Eula Warburton of Chinook, Mont., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a son, Dale Bennett on Dec. 4, 1979 and by three brothers, Howard Bennett, Newton Bennett and Fred Bennett. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday Nov. 10, 1994 in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Hugo Corner’s in Overton with the Rev. Robert Martin, his pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Forksville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s U.C.C., RR 1, Forksville, Pa. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore. –Towanda Daily Review

ORRIN BENNETT, 44 of Weston, N.Y. formerly of Elmira Heights, died Wednesday Jan. 20, 1937 in a New York City Veterans Hospital. He is survived by his wife and three children, Lawrence, Donald and Marguerite of Weston; his father, Egbert Bennett of Elmira Heights; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Wolfe of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; a brother, Merton Bennett of Elmira Heights. Mr. Bennett was a World War veteran. Funeral Saturday at 2 p.m. at the family home in Weston. Burial in Tyrone, N.Y. Cemetery.

WILLIAM BENNINGER, 66, Hollywood, FL died suddenly at home November 15, 1997. Born July 27, 1931 at Mills Hospital, Towanda he was the son of Miner and Nancy Brewer Benninger. He lived on Pratt Avenue for a while then he joined the Army in the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Brecker Ridge, KY. Mr. Benninger was in the Korean Conflict and was also a chaplain while in the service. Surviving are: sons, Essell, William and Robert of Florida; daughters, Joyce and Kathleen and several grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl, Jack and Bebbie Benninger, Florida, Con and Betty Benninger, LeRoy, Harold Benninger, Berwick; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice Covey, Towanda, Laura and Dick Spencer, Columbia Cross Roads, Dona and Paul Edwards, Candor, NY, many nieces and nephews. Predeceasing him were his mother and father and two wives, Goldie and Penny. Funeral services were held November 21 in Hollywood, FL. Donations may be given to the Heart Association in Mr. Benninger’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel

BENSON –JEANNINE B. BEARDSLEE age 57 [SRGP 08445] of 4846 Cross St. died Wednesday September 19, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was born January 12, 1940 in Frost Settlement, Pennsylvania to Earl and Bernice Webster Benson. She was a graduate of Mansfield State College in 1961 and of Corning Community College in 1982. Jeannine was a 2nd grade teacher at Bradford Central School, Bradford, NY. She was a member of the Bradford Teachers Association and the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell, NY. Along with loving and enjoying her students she was a great enthusiast of pets and flowers. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Beardslee; one son, Andrew Beardslee of Liverpool, NY; one daughter, Tricia (Scott) Spencer of Vienna, Virginia; one brother, Gordon Henson of Hampstead, Maryland; one sister, Elenor Mest of Manhattan, Montana and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY today September 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday September 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell, NY with Rev. Finley Gray officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Scholarship Fund at either Bradford or Campbell-Savona Central Schools. –Elmira Star Gazette

BOSTON –BETTY VANHORN SMITH, 76 formerly of 8 Moonlight Drive, Tilden Township died Tuesday June 24, 1997 at 8:02 a.m. in Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, Wernersville, Pa. She was taken to Phoebe Berks from Reading Hospital where she had been a patient since May 1. Born in Sayre, Bradford County, she was a daughter of the late Frederick H. and Vianiaetta M. (Stanley) Boston. She was employed as a waitress and was also employed as a practical nurse in Germantown (Philadelphia) Hospital Nursing Home. Her last employment before retiring was as a practical nurse at the former Philadelphia Home for the Incurables. She was a graduate of Ridley Township High School, Delaware County. Surviving are a son, John VanHorn, Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Jack Boston, Sayre and Robert Boston a resident of Bradford County Manor, Burlington; her stepmother, Mildred Boston also a resident of Bradford County manor and a grandson. She was predeceased by her first husband, Elwood VanHorn in 1962 and by her second husband, David U. Smith on April 30, 1996. The Burkey and Driscoll funeral home, Hamburg is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Burkey and Driscoll Funeral Home, Hamburg, Pa. Interment will be private in the Trachsville Cemetery, Trachsville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

CUMMISKEY –EVELYN MAE BEDFORD, 54 of New Albany, RR 2 died on Friday, Dec. 4, 1998 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. Born on Jan. 21, 1944 in Elmira, N.Y. she was a daughter of the late Edward and Ruby Jennings Cummiskey. Evelyn is a graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School class of 1962. She worked at the Jan-Carol Restaurant for several years and also worked for the Dushore Drive-In. She was currently employed by GTER Osram Corporation since 1978 giving 19 years of service. She loved sports and played softball for the New Albany Girls Softball team. She loved to hunt, fish and horseback ride. Evelyn has been a lifetime resident of Bradford County. She left surviving her husband, Bryce Bedford at home; a son, Bryce Richard Bedford of St. Joseph, Mo.; three daughters, Karen Ann Gingrich of Colonial Heights, Va., Tricia Irene Bedford at home, Teresa Helen Bedford at home; two brothers, Richard Cummiskey of New Albany, Gerald Cumminskey of New Albany; two grandchildren, Eric Jonathon Bedford and Tyler Michael Gingrich. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Cummiskey. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 7, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. with the Robert W. Martin, Pastor of the D.O.E. Charge of the United Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Elkland Greenwood Cemetery, Elkland Township. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday evening Dec. 6, 1998 at the McHenry Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

MR. VERDI V. (VIC) DAVIS, 73 Jersey Shore died September 18, 2001 at his home. Born June 19, 1928 in Williamsport, he was the son of Guy Davis and the former Stella Wise. During WW II and the Korean War he served in the US Army. At one time was the owner of Davis and Leggett Garage in Canton. He later retired as the manager of the Central PA Office of the PA Telephone Co. in Oval. For many years he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #429, Canton. He was a member of the V.F.W. of Canton the Jersey Shore Elks Lodge #1057. Surviving are his wife the former Mary E. Belawske, whom he married on November 19, 1955; daughters, Mrs. Kimberly M. Hannan, Williamsport, Mrs. Mary Ann Guman, Bethlehem; four grandchildren and sister, Mavis M. Lewis, S. Williamsport. Funeral services were held September 22 at the Frederick B. Welker Funeral home, Jersey Shore with the Rev. Theodore Cockley officiating. Burial was in the Wildwood Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Susquehanna Home Hospice, Williamsport, PA or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association care of first Union National Bank, 100 Union St., Taylor, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

DUTTON –ROBERTA B. BENJAMIN, 77 of Towanda formerly of Wysox and Rome died Sunday, Nov. 1, 1987 at Towanda Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 8, 1909 in Windham Township a daughter of Charles and Lucy Kinney Dutton. For many years she was employed at the former Grants Department Store in Towanda. She was predeceased by her first husband Judd Brown in 1960 and her second husband, Andrew Benjamin in 1978. Mrs. Benjamin is survived by five sons; James R. Brown of Deer Lake, Pa.; Roger N. Brown of Rome RD 2; Charles H. Brown of Rock Stream, N.Y., William J. Brown of Dundee, N.Y. and Kenneth W. Brown of Rock Stream, N.Y.; a brother, Gerald Dutton of Warren Center; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in the Nichols Cemetery. Friends who wish may remember the Heart Fund in memory of Mrs. Benjamin. The family will receive their friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel. –Towanda Daily Review

EBERSOLE –CHARLOTTE ‘LOTTIE RUTH (EBERSOLE) HERTEL, 104 a life-long resident of the Twin Tiers went home to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 17, 1997 at the Steuben County Infirmary just two weeks after celebrating her 104th birthday. Lottie was born in Ralston, Pa. on Jan. 3, 1893 to Fred and Lucy (Stull) Ebersole. She lived in Ralston during its heyday as a major railroad junction for the trafficking of lumber and coal and was a graduate of Ralston High School, achieving the honor of class salutatorian. Lottie met and married Howard H. Hertel and together they owned and operated Hertel’s Dairy and Farm in Ralston and with her sons she continued the family business for several years after her husband’s passing. She was a lifetime member of the Ralston United Methodist Church and was a member of the Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 367; Lottie was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed playing the piano, singing and reading. In recent years she resided in Painted Post, N.Y. and her loving family, to whom she devoted herself, was never far from her side. Lottie is survived by her daughter, Vievienne (Charles) Bumpus of Holiday, Fla.; sons, Theodore F. (MarJo) Hertel of Painted Post, N.Y., Richard (Janice) Hertel and David E. (Dorothy) Hertel of Canton, Pa. and John C. (Mary) Hertel of Williamsport, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and special friends. Besides her husband, Howard she was predeceased by sister, Ida Ebersole; brothers, France, Jess and Adam Ebersole; son, Howard Herman Hertel Jr. in 1927; daughter, Frances D. Hertel in 1927; nephew, Max Evans in 1992 and great-grandson, Phillip D. Sharlow in 1995. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, Jan. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. The Lady Canton Rebekah Lodge No. 367 will conduct a service at 6:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Phyllis Hunter, pastor of the Ralston United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Fairfield Twp., Pa. The family will provide the flowers. Memorials in Lottie’s name may be made to the Ralston United Methodist Church, Ralston, Pa. or to a charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

BENJAMIN A. FINOGLE, 69, Shillington formerly from the Canton/Troy area died August 29, 1994 in Wemersville State Hospital, where he had been a patient for five years. Born in Laceyville, he was a son of the late Arthur N. and Ethel Baker Finogle. He was employed for 14 years as a driver by Arco Auto Carriers and was last employed for two years as a driver by Mr. Smith’s Frozen Foods Co., Morgantown, retiring in 1979. Surviving are his wife, Dortha J. Brown Finogle; eight sons, Duane R. and Robert E. both of Troy, Lawrence A. and Jeffrey L. both of Sinking Springs, Dale L. and Gary L. both of Shillington, Richard L., West Lawn and David A., Stevens, Lancaster County; five daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Connie) Henry, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Carol A. Firing, Denver, PA, Barbara A. Finogle and Debra A. Ruth both of Sinking Springs; Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Zeimer, West Law; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Bertha) Spencer, Canton and Mrs. Robert (Viva) Mench, Sonestown; three brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Finogle, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Finogle and George Finogle all of Canton; a half-brother, Harry Snyder and a half-sister, Rose Snyder both of Honey Brook; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Leon "Butch" Finogle and a brother, Walter. The Bean Funeral home, Sinking Springs was in charge of arrangements. –Canton Independent Sentinel

CLARENCE G. ‘DOC’ GILLY, 68, Stroud Township died April 30, 1994 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. Born in Coplay he was a son of the late John and Josephine (Groller) Gilly and had moved from Allentown to the Stroud Township area in 1969. He owned a service station in Coplay, worked with the former Penn Allen Glass Co. in Stroudsburg and for Connaught Laboratories in Swiftwater until 1978. From 1979 to 1992 he was the building manager for the Pocono Family YMCA, Stroudsburg. He was a US Navy veteran with the Seabees and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He was a Pennsylvania Deputy Game Protector in Monroe County from 1970 to 1988. Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. VanNoy Gilly; two sons, Robert Gilly, Walnutport and John Gilly, Neshanic Station, NJ; two daughters, JoAnn Enger, Coopersburg and Cynthia Barry, Fairlawn, NJ; stepsons, Robert Dale Morgan, Atlanta, GA and Michael Chopak, Stroudsburg; a brother, William Gilly, Gilbert, PA and 13 grandchildren. Locally he is survived by his bather and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Max Bellows, Canton; brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert VanNoy, Mansfield; sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Schweikart, Williamsport and Mrs. Debbie Bellows, Prattsburg, NY. Memorial services were held May 4 at the William H. Clark Funeral home, Stroudsburg with the Rev. Thomas E. Richards, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the Coplay Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 144, Stroudsburg, PA or to the Pocono Family YMCA, 809 Main St., Stroudsburg, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

HERBERG –TRUDY BAXTER, 61 of Canton RR 1 died Saturday evening April 12, 1997 at home while surrounded by her family. Trudy was born May 9, 1935 in Berlin, Germany. She was a daughter of the late Paul and Else Herberg. Trudy graduated from high school in Germany. She was employed by the former Swayze’s Folding Box Co. in Canton for 17 years, until failing health no longer permitted her to continue. Trudy enjoyed fishing, country rides, watching animal shows on television and in earlier years working in her flower garden. Her main interest throughout life encompassed her home and family. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Catherine Wolf of Canton; a daughter and fiancé, Patricia Williams and Jordan Baxter of Canton; a daughter, Tanja Sechrist of Canton; six grandchildren; Natasha Williams, Rhonda Williams, Whitney Baxter, Meleney Wolf, Cody Wolf and Shayla Bellows; a sister and brother in Germany and special friends, Paul and Pam Pidcoe, Alberta Fromille and Doug and Leona Grable. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the Canton Mennonite Church at the convenience of the family. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Bradford Unit, 413 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. in Mrs. Baxter’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review (Trudy was cremated and no plans for burial were made.)

RUSSELL C. HICKS, 87of 19 Mina Road, Coudersport, PA, died unexpectedly Friday, January 10, 2003 at his home. (natural causes). Born on January 19, 1915, in Springfield Township, PA he was the son of Jay and Ruth Baxter Hicks. On September 13, 1940 in Pocono Mts., PA he married Aileen Dodge who survives. Mr. Hicks was a graduate of Troy (PA) High School. He moved to the Coudersport area in 1948 and had been employed with the Pennsylvania State Highway Department retiring in 1977. He was a past social member of American Legion Potter Post #192 and was past president of the AFSCME Union of the Pennsylvania State Highway Department, Coudersport Branch. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Russell (Connie) Hicks of Bath, NY, Thomas (Sandy) Hicks of Coudersport, PA, two daughters, Doris Voorhees of Bradford, NY, Janice (Richard) Cousins of Little Valley, NY, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many more nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Hicks and one sister, Dorothy Cole. Friends may call from 7-9 PM Sunday, January 12, 2003 at the Fickinger Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, 210 N. East Street, Coudersport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday at the funeral home with the Reverend Dennis Adams, pastor of Park United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Troy, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 440 W. Front Street, Clearfield, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette

RICHARD M. ‘HOOBIE’ HOOBLER, 58 of Gillett, PA died Monday January 9, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Hoobie owned and operated R. M. Hoobler Excavating. He was a self employed excavator in the Southport and Pine City area. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Betty Hoobler; daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Ted Krueger of Cypress, TX, Lisa Royce of Pensacola, FL, Vickie and Dale Dickerson of Gillett, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Sissy Bellow of Millerton, PA, Rodney and Luz Bellows of Athens, PA, Richard Bellows of Elmira Heights, NY; 10 grandchildren; mother and father, Margaret and Richard Hoobler of Leesburg, VA; four sisters and one brother. He was predeceased by a son, Roger Bellows in 1976. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral home in Elmira on January 11 with the Rev. Jonathan Stanley officiating. –Troy Gazette-Register

KILBOURN –MRS FRANCES KILBOURN REED, 81 died May 8, 1993 at a hospital in Hilo, HA where she and her family had resided for 35 years. Born September 14, 1912 she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kilbourn, Canton. She attended Canton schools and was a librarian at the Green Free Library and taught English at the high school. Mrs. Reed and her husband, Stephen were married in 1941 and observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 1991. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Stephen Jr. and David; one daughter, Judy; four grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Margaret Acresti, Canton; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Hilo, Hawaii. –Canton Independent Sentinel

KNEISEL –MRS. MINNIE C. TRACEY, 86 formerly of Canton died at the Bradford County Manor early Monday morning, August 22, 1977 after a lengthy illness. She was born in Hector, N.Y. December 19, 1890 a daughter of Fredulas and Emma Sauter Kneisel. Mrs. Tracey was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Canton and also a member of the VFW No. 714 Auxiliary in Canton. She was the widow of William F. Tracey Sr., and a son, William F. Tracey died in 1970. Before her retirement she was employed by the Ben Franklin Five and Ten in Canton. Her survivors are one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Tracey of Canton, one grandson, Roger Tracey of Canton and also several nieces. Funeral and committal services will be held at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond Fravel, Mrs. Tracey’s pastor will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, N.Y. –Canton Independent Sentinel

WAYNE ‘JIM’ LANTZ, I, 58 of Litchfield, Pa. died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sandra May Lantz at home. Born Dec. 13, 1947 in Sayre, Pa. he was the son of Leatha Lantz Whiting. He was a Scottish Highlander for 26 years and served in the Service Club for the Ingersoll Rand. He was a son at the Fort Sullivan Post 246, Athens, Pa. Wayne was an active NASCAR fan, fisherman, hunter and loved to be in the woods. He enjoyed having his 13 grandchildren around. He is predeceased by his in-law, Clayton and Evelyn Fisk and brother-in-law, Ronald Fisk. In addition to his wife, he is survived by; his children, Melissa and Brenden Lattimer of Wyalusing, Pa., Wayne Lantz, II and Heather Clark of Athens, Pa., and Billie Jo and Donnie Ayres of Barton, N.Y.; grandchildren, Christopher Chandler, Casey Sutton, Cassidy Sutton, Megan and Cody Lattimer of Wyalusing, Pa., Stephanie, Ryan and Austin Lantz, Casey, Seth and Alex Clark of Athens, Pa., Cuyler, Kochin and Jett Ayres of Barton, N.Y.; his mother, Leatha Whiting of Elmira, N.Y; siblings, Carson Hinds, I of Athens, Pa., Sue Horton of Athens, Pa. and Warren fuller of Elmira, N.Y. and numerous nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews. Friends and family may call Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. with Captain/Rev. Leonard (Lenny) Wacenske, Salvation Army officiating. George Whyte will play the bagpipes and Paul Bump will give the eulogy. –Towanda Daily Review

MARYOTT –BARBARA ANN (MARYOTT) VANHORN – On the evening of March 26, 2004 longtime Canton resident, Barbara Ann (Maryott) VanHorn, 66 died quietly at Robert Packer Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born at her family’s home in Liberty Corners on January 11, 1938 she was the daughter of the late Bryce C. and Ruth (Smith) Maryott. She lost her father shortly after birth and so her step-father, Raymond Cook became the "dad" in her life. She grew up in Rome and graduated from Northeast Bradford High with the class of 1957. In 1960 she took a position with Sylvania Corporation in Towanda. She caught the eye of a young man named Charles VanHorn and on June 3, 1961 they were united in marriage. The couple moved to Canton, where they raised two sons and a daughter. She continued to work at Sylvania until 1965 when she decided to stay at home with her young children. In 1974 she returned to the work force by accepting a position with Masonite Corp., retiring in 1994. Mrs. VanHorn was for many years a member of Canton Chapter #981 W.O.T.M. and was a founding member of the South Mountain Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club. She enjoyed the outdoors and spent many a weekend camping with her family at Sunfish Pond. She was also an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed cheering on her favorite driver, Mark Martin. She enjoyed traveling and in recent years visiting casinos. She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. Her family, especially her grandchildren was the main focus on her life. She was a guiding force, who left an indelible positive mark upon their lives. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, Charles D. VanHorn at home; sons, Michael (and Sherry) VanHorn, Mark (and Lori) VanHorn; and daughter, Amy (and Daren) Zimmer, all of Canton; her mother, Ruth S. Cook, Sayre; brother, Bill (and Sylvia) Maryott, Rome; sister, Martha R. Cook, Sayre; grandchildren, Shane and Shawna VanHorn, Mark VanHorn and Tiffany Rockwell and Dustin and Kristen Zimmer. She was preceded in death by her father, Bryce C. Maryott, January 1938; her "dad" Raymond Cook, October 4, 1966 and brother, Duane Maryott September 6, 1976. Funeral services were held March 30 at the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Inc., Center St., Canton with the Pastor Dean Walrath of the Canton Ecumenical Parish officiating. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be directed to "Save the Pool", 40 N. Center St., Canton or the Green Free Library, 14 N. Center St., Canton, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

BURTON R. OWENS, 72 Canton RR 2 died May 31, 1992 at home. Mr. Owens was born April 2, 1920 in Delevan, N.Y., the son of Richard and Ethel wheeler Owens. In 1956 he started as an area dairy farmer in Union Township, Tioga County, Pa. continuing his retirement in 1985. Mr. Owens was a member of the Hamilton Club in Morris Run, Pa. and the Canton Poker Club. He was also a former Canton Area School district Board member and former Tioga County Democratic committeeman. He served with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and David DiRaddo of Napels, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Patricia Owens of Vernon, Conn.; three brothers, Robert, Donald and Wesley all of Delevan, N.Y.; and two sisters, Sadie Parker and Martha Pixley, both of Delevan, N.Y., nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. On Feb. 6, 1990 he was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Spencer Owens. There will be no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa. Memorials may be donated to The Memorial Day Fund, c/o Frances Shanley, Canton RR 2, Pa. in Mr. Owens’ memory. –Towanda Daily Review

PARKER –LOUISE PARKER TREAT age 56 of Rt. # 49, Cowanesque, PA, died Thursday, December 4, 2003 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born October 28, 1947 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Edwin and Ruth Michafelder Parker. She was a homemaker and worked for over 20 years for Electri-Cord, Westfield, PA. She was active in the Tioga and Potter County Historical Societies and she enjoyed genealogy. She is survived by her husband, Gary; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Michelle Treat of Beaver Dams, NY; daughter, Christine Treat, Knoxville, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Valerie Parker, Rochester, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and David Snyder, Cogan Station, PA; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Edward Heyler officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tioga County Historical Society or your local chapter of the SPCA in Louise's memory. –Elmira Star Gazette [Note from Joyce - Louise was a frequent user of our site. I met her when she was in Broad Acres Nursing home before she died]

JAMES E. PINE, 63 of Milltown, DE died Thursday, December 24, 1992 at his home of heart failure. Mr. Pine retired in 1981 after 28 years as a sheet metal technician with the Delaware Air National Guard. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Marshallton United Methodist Church and Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen’s Club. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Spencer Pine; sons, Duane E. of Newark and Larry R. at home; a daughter, Linda J. Austin of New Castle, DE; his mother, Florence Barrett of Trout Run, PA; brother, Jack E. of West Grove, PA; half-brothers, Ronnie Pine of Troy, PA and Donald Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; half-sisters, Eloise Hulslander of Troy, Joann Lowe of Trout Run and Marjorie Evans of Lockwood, NY; five grandsons and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held December 28 at the Mealey Funeral Home in Milltown with burial to be in Gracelawn Memorial Park. The family suggests donations to the Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation.

REPSHER –CATHERINE M. SPENCER of Laceyville RD 1 (Transue) died at home Saturday evening June 1, 1991. Born at Skinners Eddy May 5, 1912 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Clara Carr Repsher. She married Melvin E. Spencer, who died March 14, 1991. She was a member of the Silvara Ladies Aid Society and the Tyler Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She is survived by a son and his wife, John and Betty Spencer of Silvara; also a son, Floyd Spencer of Transue; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Betty Spencer of Transue; three brothers and their wives, Cecil and Pearl Repsher of Beaver Meadows, Floridian and Lorraine Repsher of Laceyville and Donald and Shelia Repsher of Clapper Hill; a brother-in-law, Daniel Clapper Sr., also of Clapper Hill; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Agnes Repsher and Mrs. Evelyn Boyer of Skinners Eddy; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two infant sons, Marvin and Michael; also by a son, Richard; a grandson, Brian Spencer; a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Clapper; and two brothers, Frank and Carlton Repsher Sr. Funeral and committal services will be held Tuesday, June 4 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral home, Main St., Laceyville with the Rev. William Townsend, pastor of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Lacey Street Cemetery, Laceyville. At Mrs. Spencer’s request there will be no calling hours. –Towanda Daily Review

SHADDUCK –BERNICE MYRA SPENCER died peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with cancer April 14th, 2003 just short of her 80th birthday. Born April 30, 1923 on a farm in Canton Township she was the daughter of the late Dean Burr Shadduck and Marian Jane Brooks Shadduck. She graduated from Canton High School in the class of 1942. She was a talented musician who was very active in the band and choir in high school and continued to perform in community and theatrical musical productions throughout her life. She was active in Canton Music Club and served as president. She also served as advisor to Canton’s Junior Nevin Club; a music club for Canton area youth. When the Canton Church of Christ choral youth group took a bus trip through the northeastern United States, stopping to perform at churches through the region, she went along as a chaperone. She performed as a trumpet soloist and sang at churches in the Canton area and in the Orlando, FL metropolitan area until the summer of 2002 when she became to ill. After she graduated from high school she found employment at the Swayze Folding Box Company in Canton, where she met her first husband, Keith Brown Snell. She later worked at Cobbler’s Shoes in Williamsport and Canton School District. During this time, she met and married Robert Morton Spencer, Jr. Most recently she was employed at JoAnne Fabrics in the Orlando area as a crochet and craft instructor for several years until July of 2002. She loved to sew, knit, crochet and do crafts and participated in many projects to help people in need. She was involved in a wide variety of charitable activities throughout her life. She was active in her community’s Women’s Association in Caselberry, FL where she held several positions over the years, including Association President. Mrs. Spencer was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton and St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover before she moved to Florida. When she made her yearly visits to Canton she performed at several area churches including the First Christian Church in Alba and St. John’s in Grover. Before the fall of 2002 when she became too ill to live alone, she was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Apopka, FL. She reluctantly left her friends and the life she had made for herself in Florida when she realized she needed help with daily tasks of living. She then moved north to the Harrisburg area to live with her son and daughter-in-law and eventually required skilled care at a nursing home in Carlisle, PA where she died peacefully after months of suffering. Surviving are her son, Kevin Gerard Snell, Mechanicsburg, PA; her daughter, Suzette Jane Spencer Lyczak, Fellsmer, FL; grandchildren, Mara Grace Snell, Pittsburg, PA; Jonathan Matthew Snell, Chicago, IL; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lemuel Shadduck. Arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Saturday, May 4 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. David Morris officiating. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Canton, First Christian Church in Alba, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, Victory Baptist Church in Apopka or the Green Free Library in Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel

SMITH –EUDORA S. BENNETT, 80 of Montrose, Pa. died Wednesday March 30, 2005 at Hart’s Personal Care Home in Montrose. Born July 16, 19244 in Franklindale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Merton H. and Grace (Allen) Smith. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose. She was the CEO of the Montrose General Hospital, co-founder of Medical Arts Clinic, Montrose General Hospital, Medical Arts Nursing Center and Medical Arts Pharmacy with Dr. Raymond Bennett, Dr. Paul Kerr and Mrs. Donna Kerr. She was a member of the Governor’s Board of Hospitals of Pennsylvania, the Y-Gradale Sorority, the National and State Hospital Associations, was on the Board of the American Cancer Society, N.Y. –Penn Health Council and the Chamber of Commerce of Montrose where she was named Citizen of the Year in 1999 and Susquehanna County Ambulance and Emergency Services, Center for Anti Slavery Studies, Northeastern Regional Hospital Association of Pa., Hospital Council of N.E. Pa., American Hospital Association, Pa. Hospital Association and the Hospital Financial Manager Association of Pa. Her honors included, Spirit of Nursing at the Robert Packer Hospital 1945; World’s Who’s Who of Women; Who’s Who of American Business Leaders; Who’s Who for American Women; International Who’s Who of Intellectuals; and was named the Montrose BPW Woman of the Year in 1977. She was in the Nurse Cadet Core during WWII. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann B. and David Hart of Montrose, Pa.; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald H. and Michele Bennett of Montrose, Stanley D. and Michelle "Missy" Bennett of Montrose; seven grandchildren, Brian Taylor, Nathan (Kelly) Taylor, Jason Bennett, Amy Bennett, Robyn White, Christina Bennett and Alexander Bennett; six great-grandchildren, Alexis Gunderson, Austin and Malorie Taylor, Hunter and Larissa Taylor and Paige Chilson; two nieces, Cerise Hayes and Renee Tyler and one nephew, Jeff Kerr. She was predeceased by her twin sons in 1949 and a sister, Donna S. Kerr. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 71 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. on Monday at the church. The family suggests that, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Montrose, 71 Church Street, Montrose, Pa., United Fire Company, P.O. Box 286, Montrose, Pa., Women’s resource Center, P.O. Box 202, Montrose, Pa. Services have been entrusted to the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home Inc., 74 Church Street, Montrose, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

RALPH SPENCER age 42 of Troy, Pa. died on Monday Dec. 12, 2005 at Troy Community Hospital in Troy, Pa. from a long-term illness, Muscular Dystrophy. Ralph was born on Feb. 6, 1963 in Troy, Pa. a son of William W. and Eloise D. (Dibble) Spencer. Ralph enjoyed camping, bowling, fishing and music. He graduated from Troy High School in 1981. During his high school years he enjoyed participating in track and managing the basketball team. Ralph is survived by; a sister, Jacqueline M. Isaacson of Canton, Pa.; two brothers, Martin Spencer of Troy, Pa. and David Spencer of Tunkhannock, Pa.; several special nieces and nephews, special cousins, Jerry Allen, Cherie Bronson, Brent Fulda and a special aunt Frances Kilgore. Ralph was preceded in death by; two brothers, Michael Spencer in 2005 and Vernon Buzz Spencer in 1984; mother, Eloise D. Spencer in 1999; father, William Spencer in 1985 and brother-in-law, Gary R. Isaacson in 2004. Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation of Friday, Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC637 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. A memorial service will follow the visitation on Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Zuber officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. –Towanda Daily Review

DELBERT D. STRATTON, 82 of 616 Second Avenue died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31, 1981 in Williamsport Hospital where he had been admitted last Wednesday. Mr. Stratton was a member of Marsh Hill United Methodist Church and was a former secretary of its Sunday school. Born at Marsh Hill on Dec. 15, 1898 he was a son of David and Sarah Stratton. His wife, Vannie A. died in December of 1960. His only survivor is a twin brother, Robert with whom he lived. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Pennsdale Cemetery, Bodines with the Rev. Charles A. Bailey, his pastor officiating. There will be no visitation. –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

DR. ROBERT E. STREETER, 85 Lewisburg, PA died June 22, 2002 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born on December 7, 1916 in Williamsport he was the son of the late Allyn A. and Anna Mary (Stover) Streeter. He was a longtime Bucknell University friend and trustee emeritus. He graduated summa cum laude from Bucknell in 1938 with an A.B. and honors in English literature. He held master’s and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University and received an honorary doctorate of human letters from Bucknell in 1960. After a brief period on the editorial staff of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, he taught at Bucknell from 1942 to 1947. He went to the University of Chicago in 1947 where he was the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor in the Dept. of English for 39 years, retiring January 1, 1987. He was Dean of the college form 1954 until 1959 and Dean of the Division of Humanities from 1963 until 1973. Dr. Streeter also was the American advisor to the English department at the University of Seoul, Korea. He gave the Bucknell commencement address in 1969 and returned to Bucknell in 1988 as the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. He was a member of the Bucknell board of trustees since 1966 and served as chairman of the history committee for Bucknell’s sesquicentennial celebration in 1996. He was editor of Now and then: A Sesquicentennial Miscellany, a collection of essays for the sesquicentennial as well as the Province of Prose. In 1995, Dr. Streeter received Bucknell Association Award for outstanding loyalty and service to Bucknell. He was a member of Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewisburg. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Janette Frear and John L. Simons of Colorado Springs, CO; son and daughter-in-law, R. Allyn and Ellen (Harold) Streeter, Brooklyn, NY; four grandchildren, Daisey Miller, Max Allyn Streeter, John Simons and Laura Ellen Streeter; a local relative is first cousin, Stuart B. (and Gisela A.) Streeter of Canton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, the former Ruth Parker who died August 24, 1998; sister, Elma Shaffer and brothers, John Allyn and Charles Lloyd Streeter. The funeral services was held June 26 from the Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church, Lewisburg with Rev. John J. Dromzaos officiating. Burial was in the Lewisburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Allyn Streeter, Max Streeter, John Simons, Stuart Streeter and Theodore Shaffer. The family requests memorials in Dr. Streeter’s name be given to a charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements were under the care of the Gary H. Cronrath Funeral Home Inc., Lewisburg, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel

KENNETH TARBOX age 56 of St. Petersburg, FL died Sept. 27, 1983 in St. Petersburg. He was born in Granville Summit and moved from Canton to Florida in 1960. He was a retired plumber and a member of the Moose. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of St. Petersburg, FL; son, Kenneth of Pinellas Park, FL and William of Seminole, FL; daughter, Kayla Tarbox of Clearwater, FL and Karen Seagart of Pinellas Park, FL; seven grandchildren. Private funeral services were held in Florida. –Canton Independent Sentinel

CRAIG M. TIFFANY, 44 of RR2 Box 2448, Laceyville, Pa., North Flat died Saturday afternoon Dec.31, 2005 at the Community Medical Center in Scranton, Pa. from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred Thursday evening Dec. 29, 2005. Craig was born in Towanda, Pa. on March 15, 1961 the son of George B. and Ferne A. Otten Tiffany of North Flat, Pa. Craig was a graduate of Wyalusing High School class of 1979. For the past 21 years he has been employed as a technician at the Proctor and Gamble Paper Co. in Mehoopany, Pa. He was a member of the NRA and also a member of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association. Growing up on North Flat, Craig loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and trapping in the hills and in the Susquehanna River near his home. Most of his spare time throughout his life was spent with his family. A devoted husband, father, son, brother and uncle, he enjoyed every minute spent with each and everyone. His happiest times were those spent with his children, supporting and following them with their school activities and their sporting events. Craig spent many hours not only in the stands supporting his children’s teams, but also on the field volunteering his time as an umpire. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife of 21 years, the former Beth A. Prevost Tiffany; his daughter, Kristin N. Tiffany age 16, his son, Christopher C. Tiffany age 14, all of North Flat; two sisters and their husbands, Maureen (Tiffany) and Kevin Downs of Wyalusing, Pa., and Lisa T. and Bobby Adams of Delmar, Md.; a brother and his wife, Curtis D. and Terri Tiffany of Clermont, Fla.; his extended family of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rusty and Sharon Prevost of Meshoppen, Pa., Rich Prevost of Danbury, Con., as well as Barb Prevost and Kelvin Salsman of Laceyville, Pa.; nieces and nephews, Erin Downs of Wyalusing, Pa., Michelle Tiffany of Clermont, Fla., Jonathan and Laura Adams of Delmar, Md., Danica and Shane Salsman of Laceyville, Pa. and Johnathan and Jessica Prevost of Meshoppen, Pa.; also many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday Jan. 4, 2006 at 11 a.m. from the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. with the Rev. Ralph Nevin, a family friend of Price Frederick, Md. Officiating. Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to remember Craig’s memory with a memorial donation for Craig’s children’s scholarship fund to further their education. Memorial donations may be sent to the First Liberty Bank, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

GARY R. TREAT age 57 of Rt. #49, Cowanesque, PA, died Monday, December 22, 2003, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born October 2, 1946 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of Phillip and Catherine Twist Treat. He worked for 20 years as a computer programmer for Mansfield University and for 10 years for St. Mary's Carbon, Galeton, PA. He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, who served as a medic in Vietnam. He was wounded in the line of duty in September of 1968. He was a life member and Past Commander of V.F.W. Post #6753, Knoxville, PA. He served as a member of the Selective Service Committee for the state of PA. He was the Westfield Editor for the Westfield Community web page. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Michelle Treat, Beaver Dams, NY; daughter, Christine Treat, Knoxville, PA; sister, Betty Stanton, Westfield, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Jo Treat, Roaring Branch, PA, John and Marylou Treat, Chesapeake, VA; father, Phillip Treat, Westfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, on December 4, 2003; and a brother, Robert Treat. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Westfield, PA. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Edward Heyler will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sabinsville Vol. Ambulance Assn. & V.F.W. Post #6753, Knoxville, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette

VANDERPOEL –BETTY J. VANDERPOEL WALKER of Spencerport, N.Y. died Sunday Sept. 8, 2002. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter N. Walker. She is survived by her children, Raymond A. (Patricia) Walker of Henderson, N.Y., Gary N. (Sherri) Walker of Harborcreek, Pa and Patricia W. (Wayne) Stiehler of Spencerport; four grandchildren, Jason, Shannon, John and Paul (Cassandra); her sisters, Leona, Ruth, Helen and Mary and nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Betty was born in Wysox to Sherman and Pearl Vanderpoel. Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home Inc., 15 West. Ave., Spencerport. Betty’s family will receive friends Thursday morning from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Bergen United Methodist Church, 27 S. Lake St., Bergen, N.Y. where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Parma Corners Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Bergen United Methodist Church in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review

ALGY ‘AL’ L. VANDERPOOL, 63 of Langhorne, Pa. died Friday May 17, 2002 at his son’s home in Penndel. Born in Terrytown, Mr. Vanderpool had been a resident of Langhorne for the past six years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the VFW Post No. 9765, Oakford, Pa. Algy had many hobbies, which included hinting, fishing and bowling. He was son of the late Sheldon and Jessie Johnson Vanderpool; beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Ford Vanderpool to whom he was married 34 years; father of the late Robert L. Vanderpool and grandfather of the late William Doak. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael J. Vanderpool Sr. and Betty Doak of Holland, John T. Doak of Philadelphia and Thomas E. and Theresa Vanderpool of Penndel, Pa.; his brother, Laverne Vanderpool of Slateford, Pa.; four grandchildren, Kenneth and Michael Doak and Brittan and Brandon Vanderpool; and two great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service Tuesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Road), Richboro where friends may call after 10 a.m. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Somerton. Contributions in his memory may be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

JEFFREY CLIFFORD VANDYKE died on July 30, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born July 16, 1963 to Larry and Judy of Ridgebury, PA, he grew up with his older sister, Chrissy; his younger brothers, Randy and Andy; and his little sister, Julie; and Joe. He married his high school sweetheart, Laurie Lent, and eventually settled on the eastern corner of the family farm. Three sons, Jeffrey, Dustin and Cody, and a daughter, Jessica, blessed their marriage. He worked as a welder since graduation, the last seventeen years at Cameron Fabricating in Horseheads, NY. He enjoyed the outdoors and taught us how to fish and hunt. He was crazy on a motorcycle, like cartoons and "Get Smart". He golfed occasionally, but mostly worked, building his own home and his mother's shortly after. He bought some calves back in 1987 and has been farming ever since. He will be missed dearly. A time of visitation and remembrance will be held Saturday, August 2, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. A memorial service will immediately follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

EDWARD F. VANDYNE died Thursday evening Feb. 7, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. following a long life at the age of 88. Ed was born in Troy on Sept. 25, 1913 the son of Henry B. and Dorothy Nearing VanDyne. He spent much of his life in the Troy area and was the husband of Alice J. Johnson for over 53 years until her passing in 1998. Ed served in the United State Army during World War II in the 12th Weather Squadron. Following the war he returned home to establish with his father and operate Spring Valley Orchards in Troy where he was an apple farmer for over 30 years. His other interest led him to be a feature writer and photographer for the Elmira Star Gazette as well as being in charge of public relations at Mansfield University at one point in his life. Ed was also a member of the United States Trotting Association, traveling to many of the local fairs throughout the area. The outdoors, hiking and traveling were among his many interests. In most recent years he has resided in Horseheads, N.Y. Surviving are his three children, Edward and Patricia N. VanDyne of Canandaigua, N.Y., Jane VanDyne Jerrick and her husband, Steven of Taos, N.M. and Laura VanDyne of Carbondale, Colo.; grandchildren, E. Christopher VanDyne of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Jessica and her husband, James Evans of Mill Village, Nova Scotia; a great-grandson, Cass Evans; a sister, Mary VanDyne Skinner of troy; and a cousin, Robert and Jean Nearing of Troy. Ed requested his services to be private and to be held at his family’s convenience. Memorials may be directed to The Sierra Club, 85 Second St., Second Floor, San Francisco, Calif. or The Wilderness Society, 1615 M St., NW Washington, D.C. in his memory. –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN A. VANNOY SR., 75 of 514 Hunter St., Niles, Ohio died at 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday March 9, 1999 at St. Elizabeth Medical due to complications from an accident. Born Sept. 9, 1923 in Bailey’s Corner, he was a son of the late Edwin VanNoy and Eunice Morrison. He was employed for 50 years by a trucking business from which he received numerous safety awards. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Cole, whom he married on July 30, 1966; three sons, John A. VanNoy Jr. of Youngstown, Ohio, Jay C. VanNoy of Warren, Ohio and Jordon Baxter of Monroeton, Pa.; his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Simon of Youngstown, Ohio; his brother, Milton VanNoy of Granville; a sister, Mrs. Bea Appel of Montour Falls, N.Y. and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday March 13, 1999 at the Church of Christ, Granville with the Rev. Timothy Thomas officiating. A fellowship dinner will be held in the new church annex after the memorial service. Memorial contributions may be directed to one’s local chapter of the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. VanNoy. –Towanda Daily Review

EMERSON L. VICKERY, 90 a resident of the Williamsport Home and formerly of Bodines died October 5, 1992 in Williamsport Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1902 in Roaring Branch he was the son of Frank A. and Kathryn M. King Vickery. Mr. Vickery was a member of the Ralston United Methodist Church, a member of the Wheel Inn, Canton Lodge No. 415, F&AM and Zafar Grotto. He and his brother, Max B. had owned and operated the former Vickery Brothers Store in Bodines for 50 years before it was sold in 1972. He was employed as a machinist by the former Avco-Lycoming Corp. for 21 years retiring in October 1967. Mr. Vickery’s first wife, Florence E. died August 15, 197 and his second wife, Doris W. July 1, 1987. His only survivors are nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Maneval Funeral home, Williamsport October 8 with the Rev. Phyllis A. Hunter, his pastor officiating. Burial was in the Pennsdale Cemetery. –Canton Independent Sentinel

VORHEES –ISABELLE VORHEES ISBELL, 82 of Monroeton RR 2 Franklin Township, Pa. died Tuesday evening Nov. 22, 2005 at her home. Born Nov. 1, 1923 in Burdett, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Walter and Etta Davis Vorhees. In earlier years Isabelle was employed by the Towanda Corset Factory and later cared for elderly people in their homes. She also played standup bass for several country music bands in the area. Her life encompassed her home and family. She enjoyed crocheting, bird watching and NASCAR racing. Surviving are her children, Wanda M. Weiss and husband Robert Weiss of Monroeton, Linda K. Wood and her husband Dale Wood of Towanda, Donna F. Ackley and her husband, Jesse Ackley of Towanda, Anita M. Shook and her husband, Gary Shook of Towanda, Robert W. Isbell and wife Dorla Isbell of Towanda, Jackie L. Isbell and his wife Penny Isbell of Powell, Tina L. Mattocks of Mifflinburg, Pa. and Brenda G. Blank and her husband, Joseph Blank of Hughesville, Pa.; two stepsons, William Robert Isbell of North Carolina and David Lee Isbell and his wife, Juanita Isbell of Winston-Salem, N.C.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Vorhees and wife Jean Vorhees of Clermont, Fla. and Donald Vorhees and his wife, Violet Vorhees of Ithaca, N.Y. and her sister, Sandra Green of Ithaca. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Isbell on July 20, 1996. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 26 at the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, North Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Interment will be private. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halstead St., Suite 201, Chicago, Ill. In Isabelle Vorhees Isbell’s memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

LAWRENCE WARBURTON, 61 of Overton Township, New Albany RD 2 died Sunday morning (February 19, 1989) in Asylum Township, Bradford County. He suffered a heart attack while working. He was born June 19, 1927 in Overton Township son of the late Lloyd and Bertha McCarty Warburton. He was a life-time Bradford County resident and was self-employed as an electrician. He is survived by two sisters; Miss Blanche Warburton of Philadelphia and Mrs. Genevieve Gavin of Sayre and numerous cousins. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert Broome, pastor of the Millview Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in Warburton Hill Cemetery, Forks Township, Sullivan County. Friends may call at McHenry’s in Dushore Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review

LEON R. WASHBURN, 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 dairy farm (Rocky Ridge). He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Patricia Washburn of Nichols; his daughter 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 Erle 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 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

WATKINS –BETTY L. (WARREN) WATKINS GREGORY of Nauvoo, PA, and formerly of Covington, PA, and West Palm Beach, FL, died Monday, December 19, 2005, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Betty was born on September 11, 1928 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Dean and Mary (Bowers) Warren. She served as a judge for the Board of Elections in Morris Twp. Betty is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Rebecca Watkins, Jr., Robert Watkins, William and Tammy Watkins, all of Covington, PA; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Orin Bristol of Trout Run, PA, Kay Korb of Morris, PA, Janet and William Kriner of Shrewsberry, PA, Brenda Preston of Covington, PA, Robin and Brian Osgood of Loxahatchee, FL, Debbie and Mike McClure of Mansfield, PA, Nancy Ninomiya of Dunnellon, FL; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joann (Jerome) Ogden of Blossburg, PA, Carol (Paul) Betts of Rock Stream, NY; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and companion, Frank Gregory of Nauvoo, PA. A son, Jerry Dean Watkins, preceded her in death in 1949. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 21, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Hose Co., 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette

WHITELEY –RUTH WHITELEY BENNET, 86, of Elkland Township died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2002 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock after a brief illness. She was born June 3, 1915 in Elkland a daughter of the late John and Fanny McCarty Whiteley. Ruth’s greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren. Ruth was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ of Elkland and its women’s guild. She and her late husband J. Kenneth owned and operate a farm for many years. She enjoyed reading and word search puzzles. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Eula and Michael Hudock of Factoryville; grandchildren, Julie, April and Toni Hudock of Factoryville, Roy and Terry Bennett of Forksville and Greg Bennett of Carlisle, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Sandra McCarty; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Emmalyn, Parker and Laurel Bennett; sisters-in-law, Doris Stevens, Evelyn Higley, Beatrice Warburton, Eula Warburton; brother-in-law, Eugene Bennett; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Kenneth Bennett; son, Dale Bennett; brothers, John and Cecil Whitely; and sister, Zeta Kast. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 20, 2002 in the St. Peter’s United Church in Elkland with the Rev. Robert W. Martin, her pastor officiating. Family friends are invited to call the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, c/o John Brown, treasurer, RR 1, Forksville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review (Buried Forksville Cemetery)

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