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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice ( 

BUTTON - Barbara Ann Button Shultz, 53, wife of David M. Shultz of Kingwood, Texas, died Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2008, at her home following declining health.  Born March 7, 1955, in Meshoppen, Pa., she was the daughter of Mary Posten Button and the late Walter Button. Barbara was a graduate of Elk Lake High School Class of 1973.  On Dec. 2, 1978, she married David M. Shultz at the Standing Stone United Methodist Church.  In earlier years, Barbara was employed by the Meshoppen Dress Factory and was later employed by Leggett's Department Store in Colonial Heights, Va.  Barbara enjoyed cooking, baking, being a mother, quilting and gardening and was an avid reader.  She was well-loved by close friends in neighborhood book and quilting groups whose members remained in close touch as they relocated worldwide.  Her example of courage and good cheer during long treatments for breast cancer was an inspiration to all who knew her.  She is survived by: her husband of 29 years, David M. Shultz, at home; her mother, Mary Posten Button of Springville, Pa.; her children, Erich Shultz and his wife, Anna, of Bradyville, Tenn., Amanda Shultz of Austin, Texas, and Alan Shultz, at home; her granddaughter, Luna Shultz; sisters, Donna DiLuzio and her husband, Phillip, of Georgetown, Del., Sandra Lane of Tunkhannock, Pa., and Janice Button of Springville, Pa.; brothers, Larry Button of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Robert Button of Springville, Pa., and Rodney Button and his wife, Olivia, of Tamaqua, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Button, and by a sister in childhood, Connie Button.  The funeral and committal service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Helen Learn officiating. Interment will be private in the Keene Summit Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pa.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  A later celebration of Barbara's life will be held in Kingwood, Texas, at a date to be announced.  The family suggests that memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Barbara Shultz may be directed to: The Breast Center at the MD Anderson Cancer Center; Memorial.  RHW.  Towanda Daily Review.

CASHDOLLAR –ANNA JEANETTE ‘JANET’ CASHDOLLAR CLARK MORSE, 86, formerly of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda and east Towanda, died Thursday morning, June 3, 2004 at the Skilled Nursing Unit, Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  The Lord case a beautiful rainbow late in the day on June 2 and on June 3 as he called her home.  Born August 19, 1917, in Duryea, Pa., she was a daughter of the late William Henry Cashdollar and Ethel Huddleson Cashdollar.  When Janet was 12, she lost her mother and infant brother, David.  Janet helped her father raise her three younger siblings.  On Feb. 8, 1938 Janet married Earl Clark.  They lived in a cozy farmhouse on Mercur Hill, Wysox which was a wonderful place to raise their five children.  Their home was always welcome to neighborhood children, family and friends.  The smell of fresh baked bread and pies was a common aroma in Janet’s kitchen.  She kept the cellar full of preserves from the season’s harvest.  She made wonderful strawberry jams from wild strawberries picked on the farm.  Her homemade pickles were always the best.  In earlier years, Janet was employed by the Standing Stone, Wysox and Black Walnut dress factories and was later employed at the Bradford County Manor for several years.  She had a passion for the caring of others.  Janet would bring her patients special treats and often run errands for them on her own time.  Janet lived at the Towanda Senior Citizens Building for many years.  She had a large circle of friends, enjoyed being a volunteer in the dining room, and participating in many activities.  After years of declining health, Janet became a resident of the Towanda Memorial Hospital skilled Nursing Unit.  After all the years of caring for others it had been her turn to be cared for.  She became well known as “Aunt Janet” in the unit and was given wonderful care.  Janet enjoyed her grandchildren with all of her heart.  She was the absolute perfect grandmother in their eyes and had left them with many fond memories.  She was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and the Towanda Area Senior Citizens Club.  Surviving are three sons, Earl Duane Clark and his wife Carol Clark of Monroeton, Elmer Harry Clark and his friend Trudy Collins of Tunkhannock and John Henry Clark and his wife Brenda Clark of LeRaysville; a daughter, Delores Clark Schoonover and her husband Clinton “Jerry” Schoonover of Wysox; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Harry Chilson of Wysox; a brother, James Harold “Link” Cashdollar of Mercur; a sister-in-law Beatrice Cashdollar of the Senior Citizens Building, Towanda; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Art Pettes of Col.  She was preceded in death by; her husband, Earl Keen Clark on April 21, 1971; a son, William Francis Clark on Sept. 30, 1980; a brother, William R. Cashdollar on Aug. 13, 1996; an infant Brother David in 1928; a step-daughter, Alice Betty Clark Bidlack on Jan. 20, 1998; a special friend and sister-in-law, Cora Clark Thetga; and a brother-in-law, Edward Clark.  The funeral service will be held Monday, June 7, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Richard Stackhouse, pastor of the Hornbrook United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will follow in the Keene Summit Cemetery, Standing Stone Twp., Pa.  The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.  –Towanda Daily Review

MANN - Charles L. Mann died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at his home in Stevens township, age 62 years.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 o'clock at the Pinnock Funeral home in LeRaysville.  Burial will be in Keene Summit cemetery.  Rev. Jordan D. Cole will officiate.  RHW Jan. 24, 1945 Towanda Daily Review.

PAUL A. SCHOONOVER, 76, of Wysox RD 2, Standing Stone Twp., died Tuesday evening, April 23, 1991, at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born Oct. 2, 1914, in Rummerfield, he was a son of the late Cleveland and Ferne Newell Schoonover.  Paul attended the Fisher School and Towanda High School.  On Nov. 14, 1936, he married the former Dorothy Keene.  Mr. Schoonover owned and operated his diary farm in Standing Stone Twp., for many years until his retirement in 1979.  He also drove school bus in the Standing Stone area for 25 years.  In his early years Paul was an avid baseball player in the area and remained a great baseball enthusiast his entire life.  His main interest in life encompassed his home and family.  He possessed a special love for children.  Paul was a member of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church and its Men’s Club, Wysox IOOF and the Towanda Area Sr. Citizens.  He also was a member of the Standing Stone Grange for over 60 years.  Mr. Schoonover was well known and possessed many friends throughout the area.  He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Keene Schoonover, at home; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald K. and Sandra Schoonover of Wysox RD 2; a son, John P Schoonover of Wysox; eight grandchildren – Randy, Tracy, Terry, Brian, Jason, Jill, Nathan and Joel Schoonover; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Winona Schoonover of Endicott and Florida and Mark and Margaret Schoonover of Wysox RD 2; two sisters-in-law, Mabel Gatz of Wysox RD 2 and Christine McCade of Nichols; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Hoe, 217 York Ave., Towanda.  The funeral service will be held Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Anne Bey, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Keene Summit Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials may be sent to the Standing Stone United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Mabel Gatz, RD 2, Box 106, Wysox, Pa. in Mr. Schoonover’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

RONALD KEENE SCHOONOVER, 78, of 1749 Keene Summit Road, Wysox, Pennsylvania, Standing Stone Township, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2018, at Guthrie Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pennsylvania. Ronald was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 30,1940 the son of Paul A. Schoonover and Dorothy Keene Schoonover. He was a graduate of Towanda High School with the class of 1958 and later served with the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962 with duty aboard the Gearing-Class Destroyer, USS Benner. On May 16, 1964, Ronald married the former Sandra Ellis at the Wysox Presbyterian Church. Ronald was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation following completion of his military service and was then employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda for 35 years until retirement. He also operated the family dairy farm in Standing Stone Township while working at GTE Sylvania. Ronald was a member of the Towanda Gun Club and the Sylvania Quarter Century Club. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ronald enjoyed hunting and fishing and following baseball and football. His family includes his wife of 54 years, Sandra Ellis Schoonover; four sons, Randy P. Schoonover (Teresa Fullmer), Tracy L. Schoonover and wife Reta, Terry D. Schoonover and wife Brenda, Brian S. Schoonover and wife Nikki all of Wysox; six grandchildren, Paul and Jared Schoonover, Cody Schoonover and wife Sarah, Shelby Fleming and husband Shawn, Sydney and Gracie Schoonover; two great-grandchildren, Brentley Fleming and Anna Schoonover; his brother, John Schoonover of Wysox; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ronald was predeceased by his father, Paul A. Schoonover on April 23, 1991 and mother, Dorothy Keene Schoonover on July 31, 2003. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pennsylvania. The funeral service will follow at noon with Rev. William Westbrook, pastor of the Standing Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Keene Summit Cemetery, Standing Stone Township, Pennsylvania. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Keene Summit Cemetery Fund, in care of Marcia Murtagh, 2968 Keene Summit Road, Wysox, PA or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, PA in memory of Ronald Keene Schoonover. –Towanda Daily Review 12/18/2018

BRIAN SHULTZ, 57, of Modena, Pa., died unexpectedly on Oct. 6, 2015, at his home. Brian was born on March 13, 1958 in Blossburg, Pa. He was employed by Waste Oil Recyclers in Modena, Pa. Brian was an artisan in wood working and could use his hands and creative mind in various ways. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed kayaking, camping, exploring in the woods and all aspects of nature. He held the Keene Summit family farm dear to his heart. Brian will always be remembered for his kind and caring heart, a man who never lost his sense of wonder and adventure. Brian is survived by his mother, Marcia Gatz Murtagh, Wysox, Pa.; his father, Dyson Shultz of Greenfield, Mass.; his two sons, Matthew (wife Marisha) Shultz of San Diego, Calif. and Daniel (wife Jennifer) Shultz of Oxford, Pa.; two brothers, David (wife Lynn) Shultz of Manlius, N.Y. and Brandon Shultz of Clay, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Agape and Justice Shultz; also his special nephews and niece. A celebration of Brian's life will be held on Oct. 15, 2015 in Chester County, Pa. Burial and a private graveside service, with Pastor William Westbrook officiating, will be held at the Keene Summit Cemetery. Those who wish may send a memorial to: Chester County Food Bank, 650 Pennsylvania Drive, Exton, PA –Towanda Daily Review 10/13/2015

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