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by Joyce M. Tice 2000
Phoenix Cemetery Listing 2009

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.

ANDERSON Victor Anderson

Galeton, PA: Victor Anderson, 84, of Galeton, PA, died on Monday, June 13, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born July 10, 1926 in Galeton, he was a son of the late Arthur H. and Lena M. (Smith) Anderson. Victor was a Veteran having served in the United States Navy during WWII from 1941- 1946 and was awarded a Purple Heart. On December 20, 1948, he married the former Betty Snyder, who survives. He worked for the Galeton Foundery, the milk plant in Galeton, PennDOT, and Interstate Amisite. Victor greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and metal detecting. Surviving in addition to his wife, Betty Anderson, are two daughters, Diana McLaughlin, Mechanicsburg, PA and Christine (Dennis) Graves, Little Marsh, PA; a brother, Robert (Luanna) Anderson, Galeton; two sisters, Carolyn (Gary) Ruef, Galeton and Joan (Roger) Walters, Gaines, PA; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and a nephews. In addition to his parents, Victor was predeceased by two sons, Victor, Jr. and David; a daughter, Lisa; and two brothers, John and Tom. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Thursday, June 16, 2011, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and on Friday, June 17, 2011, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. Interment will be made in the Phoenix Cemetery, Gaines. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Cystic Fibrosis Association.   Star Gazette – June 15, 2011


Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., April 7, 1909, Pg 1  abstract
The sudden death of Joseph B. Bernauer, which occurred at his residence in Gaines, March 30th was a great shock to his family and the community in which he had always lived.  Interment at the Phenix Cemetery.  Mr. Bernauer is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and by his 3 children - Mrs. E. E. Dutcher of Gaines, PA and Rev. Francis S. Bernauer of Chicago, ILL; also by six grandchildren and by his brother, Joshua of Marshlands, six years his senior and the sole survivor of a family of 10 children.  The Bernauer family are numbered among the pioneers of Tioga County.  About the time of Napoleon's greatest power, when the principalities of Germany and other Europeon states of Europe were forced to furnish troops to further the mad ambitions of the Emperor, Colonel Bernauer of Baden was drafted for the Russian campaign.  All his patriotic instincts rebelled against serving the interests of him who  caused his country to bleed and lie prostrate at the conqueror's feet.  He fled to Switzerland for asylum.  After a time he excaped to America by using the passport of his dead brother.  Arriving at Philadelphia, he was bound out for three years to pay his passage of 1869.  About 1875 he immigrated northward with a small company of 3 families.  They came to Pine Creek and made clearings on Elk Run, which was then a wilderness.  Those were pioneer days, when the wits and strength of the hardy woodsmen were pitted against the problems of a livelihood and the dangers of the forest which echoed to the screams of the panther.  Wellsboro was a little clump of houses.  Other towns were not even located.   Under such conditions Joseph B. Bernauer was born Jan. 8, 1833.  He has a large part in redeeming the wilderness.  He cleared his own farm, lumbered in pine and hemlock, drove logs and rafted on Pine Creek and the Susquehanna.  It was on his farm about 10 years ago that the spouting gas well was drilled which led to the immediate discovery of oil on his farm and the adjoining narrow oil pocket, which created so much excitement for a time among oil prospectors.   On June 18, 1856, Mr. Bernauer married Mary E. Champney of Canton, being married at Shippen, PA. by Benjamin Ogden in the presence of Walter Marsh and Marion Watrous.  Four children blessed this union - Ada, Nellie (deceased in childhood), Edna and Frank.  On Sept. 17, 1898, Mrs. Bernauer died after a lingering illness.  On Nov. 22, 1902, he married Mrs. Elizabeth Schoonover of Gaines, who has been a true helpmeet, his son, Frank, officiating as clergyman.   His widow and children mourn the loss of a faithful and indulgent father and husband.  He worked hard, sought another's interest, not his own; now cometh rest.

Leroy William Maiden, NC Age 71, of Bradford Lane, Maiden, NC, formerly of Covington, PA, died Friday, January 19, 2007, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Born January 9, 1936 in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of the late William and Clara Hurlburt Butler. He was a member of Covington Church of Christ and had been employed with the automobile industry. He served as a fire policeman in the Galeton, PA Fire Department and as a police officer for Galeton, PA Police Department. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Diana Padgett and husband, John II of Maiden, NC; two sons, Danny William Butler and wife, Joyce of Covington, PA, Steven Roy Butler of Lake Elsinore, CA; two sisters, Marjorie Rawson and husband, Ed of Galeton, PA, Joanne Chalmers and husband, Charles of Germania, PA; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Phoenix Cemetery in Gaines, PA. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society, 6000 Fairview Road, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210. The Butler family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton.

Wellsboro Gazette - September 22, 1898
Marshfield, Sept. 20 - Rev. E. F. Lyon, who has been a great sufferer from heart trouble for several months, died at his home in this place last Saturday evening.  Mrs. Joseph Bernauer died at her home at Watrous, the same evening,  of paralysis.  Both were earnest workers for Christ and though they are gone from us, yet they are living in the minds of many friends.

Clark, Stanley W. age 51 of RD 1, Ulysses, Pa. Friday, Sept. 21, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, Pa. Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Walter Pifer. Burial Phoenix Cemetery, Galeton, Pa. RD. Survived by wife, Florence; one daughter, Carol at home; mother, Mrs. Elva Clark of Ulysses RD, two brothers Donald and Gene Clark both of Ulysses RD. He was a member of the VFW, member of Royal Order of the Moose of Galeton, Veteran of World War II, and a carpenter.

The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 9 Apr 1930, p. 1
Mrs. Charles Head died at her home in Gaines last Tuesday night. Angenette Colvin Head was born at Woodhull, N.Y., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Colvin. She was married to Charles Head nearly fifty years ago and her entire married life was spent in Gaines, where she was loved and respected. The deceased had been in failing health for some time but was confined to her bed only about two weeks. Mrs. Head is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Dunmore, of Galeton, and Mrs. W. A. Gill, of Canandaigua, N.Y., and one son, Marion M. Head, of Gaines. The funeral was held Friday; burial in the Phoenix cemetery.

DODGE Philena or Filena
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, February 24, 1932, Pg 1
Mrs. Philena Dodge Hill died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Harry Dewey, in Gaines, Feb. 15, at 12:15pm. She had been an invalid and a great sufferer for the past 15 years. Philena Dodge Hill was born at Stokesdale, PA., June 16, 1858, daughter of Reverend Asa Dodge. On July 4, 1883, she was married to Robert S. Hill, who preceded her in death by six months. To them 5 sons and one daughter were born, all of whom survive: Merton G., of Oradell, NJ, Lavern A. of Pine City, NY; Frederick E. of Cleveland, Ohio; Olen C., of Gaines, PA; Robert R., of Lawrenceville; and Mrs. Harry Dewey of Gaines. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Sally Stryker, aged 101 years and one sister, Mrs. Charles Woodhouse of Galeton, PA. The funeral was held Thursday; burial in the Phoenix Cemetery.

ASA DUNMORE:  Asa Dunmore, age 82, of RD, Mansfield, Pa., died Monday, October 30, 1972 at his home. Funeral service was at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Phoenix Cemetery, RD, Galeton.  Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clara Wood of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Anna Mae Kjelgaard of RD, Mansfield; one son Hyla of Lakewood, N.Y.; one niece and one nephew; ten grandchildren.  Mr. Dunmore was a life member of the Odd Fellows, Secretary of Pike Township Supervisors and was retired after 40 years with Smith Gloves of Galeton.

Thursday July 4, 1935 -Wellsboro Gazette
Funeral services for Arthur Gill were held Saturday in Phoenix Cemetery at Gaines, in which several members of the American Legion took part. Mr. Gill was working for the American Telephone Company, near Rochester when a pole fell knocking him from the one he was working and fatally injuring him. Mr. Gill who moved to Geneso, NY several years ago leaves his widow, Charity Head Gill, three children, parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gill of Albion, NY and six brothers and sisters.

GILL Franklin R. "Russ"
Age 80, of Wellsburg, NY, diedon Sunday, June 22, 2008, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. He is survived by his children, Sherrie (Bob) Cuozzo, Diane Payne, and Russell Gill; grandchildren, John (Amie) Buzako, Patrick (Vivian) Buzako, Scott Payne (fiancée Shannon Vrabel), and Alicia Payne; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Allison Buzako, MacKenzie and Morgan Vrabel, sister, Sally Burnside. Franklin was predeceased by his mother, Charity L. Head Gill (Hill); father, Arthur Gill; stepfather, LaVerne Hill; wife, Betty Little Gill; brothers, Charles and Robert Gill; also several stepbrothers and sisters. Russ was a member of the Ridgebury Sportsmen's Club, a former member of the Pine City Volunteer Fire Department and the Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Elmira Heights American Legion #154, member of the Elmira Loyal Order of Moose and the Elmira V.F.W. He enjoyed camping on Pine Creek in Gaines, PA, and was an avid deer and rabbit hunter. Russ enjoyed playing cards; he especially loved "Euchre." He worked for the Remington Rand Corp., and Dalrymple Construction Company. Russ was the Owner of Elmira Chrome Plating, retiring in 1989. He enjoyed a prosperous side business selling Russ's horseradish, mustard and pepperoni for many years. Russ served in the United States Army. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Interment will take place on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in Phoenix Cemetery, Gaines, PA, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Diabetes Association, Syracuse Office, 356 North Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/23/2008.

Thursday July 6, 1933 -Wellsboro newspaper
Charles W. Head is buried at Gaines today
Gaines June 28-The death of Charles W. Head, aged 74, occurred Monday afternoon at 1:15 O’clock at his home in Gaines. He leaves a son Marion Head at home; two daughters Mrs. Asa Dunmore of Galeton and Mrs. Arthur Gill of Geneso; brother Will Head of Galeton. The funeral will be held from the home in Gaines this afternoon at 2:00’Oclock. The Rev. Sappy will officiate assisted by Rev. Ennis of Galeton. Burial will be made in Phoenix Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 26 Aug 1971, p. 14
Mrs. Deborah A. Dunmore, age 83 of RD 1, Mansfield, died Saturday August 21, 1971 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, Pa. on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. William Lusk officiated. Burial was in the Phoenix Cemetery. Survived by husband, Asa C. Dunmore; daughters, Mrs. Alfred [Anna Mae] Kjelgaard of RD 1, Mansfield, Mrs. Arthur [Clara] Wood of Elmira, N.Y.; son, Hila Dunmore, of Ashville, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Charity Hill of Pine City, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren. Mrs. Dunmore was a former member of the Gaines Methodist Church. She was a charter member of Lady Gaines Rebekah Lodge.

Wednesday May 10, 1916 - Wellsboro newspaper
John Head, the eldest son of Mr. And Mrs. William Head, of Gaines died at his home in Foxboro, Mass., on April 21. He was born in Clymer Township, February 9, 1855, and resided in or near Gaines until the past ten years. He leaves to survive besides his parents, his wife (Fannie Francis), one son, Dr. Jay R. Head, of Foxboro, Mass. One sister Mrs. Mary Baughman of Hammersley Forks; two brothers Charles W. of Gaines and William of Galeton. The funeral was held at the home of his brother in Gaines on April 25, at 1 O’clock. Rev. M. Horton officiating, burial in Phoenix Cemetery. [Note from Frank Carlson - I can't find John Head in the Phoenix Cemetery as the obituary for him says he was buried. I do however find him in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. He may have been moved there later, perhaps after his wife died.}

Wednesday October 19, 1927 - Wellsboro newspaper
Mary Baughman, who died at Bitumen, PA, was brought here for burial in the Phoenix Cemetery. She was a sister of C. W. Head of Gaines and William Head of Galeton.

Wednesday March 9, 1921 - Wellsboro newspaper
Gaines March 7-Wm. Head Sr., died at the home of his son Charles Head, in Gaines, Tuesday, March 1, aged nearly 92 years. The funeral was held Friday, March 4; burial in the Phoenix Cemetery. He leaves two sons Charles Head, of Gaines and William Head Jr., of Galeton; also a daughter residing in Cleveland, Ohio. He was probably the oldest person in this vicinity and had been a resident of Gaines nearly sixty years.

Clara N. Of Galeton, PA 88, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001. Born April 20, 1913 in Gaines Twp., she was the daughter of Walter and Daisy Ronalder Hurlbert. She was married to William H. Butler, who predeceased her in 1943, and later married Robert E. Greene who predeceased her in 1980. She was employed at the Ox Yoke in Galeton for many years. Surviving are: a son,Leroy Butler of Blossburg; two daughters, Marjorie Rawson of Galeton and Joanne Chalmers of Germania; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a brother, Charles Henry Hurlbert of Painted Post, NY; two sisters, Charlotte Bump of Wellsboro and Roberta Lappa of Lawrenceville; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton on Saturday, December 8th from 10 to 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Sharon Gearing will officiate. Burial will be in Phoenix Cemetery.

LOSEY, Inez, age 77, of 95 Pine St., Galeton, Pa., Wednesday, April11, 1973 at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday a6t 2 p.m., the Rev. Kenneth Shaffer. Burial PhoenixCemetery. Survived by brother, Howard LoSey of Wellsboro, several nieces and nephews.


LOSEY Samuel Munn

Potter County Historical Society - Marriages, Births, Miscellaneous:

“A writer in the Renova Record writes: Recently visited Potter County, spent a day with my old friend Samuel Losey, which was his 105th birthday. He has been blind for 12 years. Health good. Memory remarkable. Lives with his youngest son, James, at Pike Mills, Potter Co. He said, "I was born in Morristown, NJ. Came to Danville, PA at age of 22. Lived there two years, then went to Newtown, now Elmira, remained 8 yrs. Then bought a farm at Tioga on the Cowanesque and in 1809 married Betsey Ives, sister of Judge Timothy Ives and moved to my farm. My wife bore two children, a son and a daughter and died at Tioga 4 years after our marriage. Sold farm and moved to Wellsboro, assisted in building the first court house in Tioga Co. Was drawn on the first jury in that county. In 1814 I married Olive Phoenix who is now the mother of 11 children and will be 78 this March. Moved from Wellsboro to Potter Co., bought 2000 acres lying on both sides of Pine Creek, from the county line 5 miles up the creek. Remembers having seen George Washington several times.”


From a Bible Inventory in the Marshall County, Indiana Museum, we find Samuel Mun Losey born 5 Jan 1773 and died 13 Oct 1879, less than two years from the time of the above interview.   He states he married Betsey Ives in 1809, had a son and a daughter by her, and she died within 4 years after the marriage. He stated Betsey Ives is a sister to Judge Timothy Ives. Betsey died approximately 1813.  Samuel married Olivia Phoenix in 1814, by his own statement, and they had twelve children together. She was still living at the time of this interview but died 29 March 1878.    N2Ancestors at Losey-L Archives


PARKER Blanche M

Mrs. Blanche M. Peer, 82, of Gaines, R.D. died Friday, June 14 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lilly Bailey of Buffalo and Mrs. June Hildreth of Watrous, Pa.; four sons, Parker of Jersey Shore, Pa., Max and Glenn of Wellsboro, and Leonard of Painted Post; one brother, Sidney Parker of Lawrenceville; ten grandchildren; six Step - grandchildren; five great grandchildren.  Mrs. Peer was a member of the Marshland Methodist Church and a member of the Republican Council of Gaines.  Funeral services were held Monday, June 17 from the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton at 3:30 p.m. the Rev. Richard Brasser and Rev. William Lusk officiated. Burial was in Phoenix Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette – June 27, 1968


Capt. John PHENIX

Tioga Eagle, Wed Sep 11 1839 Wellsboro, PA

Died--at his residence, in Gaines township, Tioga county, Penn. on the 24th of August, 1839, Capt. John Phenix, in the 67th year of his life. Mr. Phenix was one of the first settlers on Pine Creek; built the first saw-mill, and made the first board that was manufactured over the now great lumbering stream---He was a good citizen, led a quiet and peaceful life with his neighbors; was a kind and affectionate father, gained a comfortable living for himself and family by the sweat of his brow, and his roof was ever a shelter, and his table spread for the weary traveler. His spirit left the body within a few feet from the very spot where he built the first cabin--He left a good evidence to his dear children and to her friends, that God for Christ sake had pardoned his sins a short time before he left the world. His memory will long be returned in the minds of all that were acquainted with him--His funeral was attended on the 26th ult. where a large number of the citizens of that place assembled to pay their last respects to their good old friend--Sermon preached by Eld. O. Ketchum from Deut. 32d 29th.--"O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their utter end."


PHENIX Olivia Lossey

In Gaines, March 23, 1878, Olivia, wife of Samuel Lossey, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, April 9, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)   pHOENIX


MRS. OLIVIA LOSSEY died at Pike Mills, Potter county, March 29, 1878, age 81 yrs. And 27 days. Born Olivia PHENIX, March 2, 1797.  Her husband, S.M. Losey, now in 106th yr.  Funeral sermon by Rev. Geroldman, of Gaines, from Job 10th, part of 20th verse. "Are not my days few?"   Early Obituaries of Potter County, PA Historical Society


Age 77, of Gaines, PA, died Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Williamsport Hospital. Born July 21, 1932 in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of Sanford Ernie and Edna (Ripley) Robinson. She was a 1950 graduate of Gaines High School and attended Houghton College. On April 19, 1952, she married Kenneth Prouty of Gaines. Shirley and Ken owned and operated the Kenshire Kampground in Gaines for 37 years, retiring in 2009. She was a member of the Valley Alliance Church in Ansonia, the Gaines Kitchen Band, the Galetones, the Gaines Elk Council of Republican Women, the Gideons International, and the Roving Volunteers in Christ's Service. Surviving, in addition to her husband of 57 years, are two sons, Wayne (Deborah) Prouty, Galeton, Bradley (Sharon) Prouty, Mansfield, PA; two daughters, Sylvia Prouty, Gaines, Rhonda Bryington, Montana; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Saturday, January 16, 2010, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, January 17, 2010, at the Valley Alliance Church in Ansonia from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service immediately following. Shirley's son, the Rev. Bradley Prouty, will officiate. Interment will be made in Phoenix Cemetery, Gaines. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons International to help supply Bibles.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 15, 2010


Wellsboro Agitator - January 11, 1933
Mrs. Nettie Guild, of Watrous, died at the Blossburg Hospital after a long illness.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Strait, of Watrous; two sons, Rex, of Allentown, and Basil, of Galeton.

Wellsboro Gazette – January 5, 1933
Gaines, Jan. 4 – Mrs. Nettie Guild  of Watrous, died at the Blossburg Hospital, Thursday night after a serious illness.  Mrs. Guilds is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Strait, of Watrous, two sons, Rex, of Allentown, N.Y. and Basil, of Galeton.  The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Galeton, on Saturday, interment in Phoenix cemetery.  Several people from Watrous attended the funeral services.

STRICKER –MRS. THILENA A. HILL, 73, died Monday (Feb. 15, 1932) noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Dewey at Gaines, Pa.  She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Sally Stricker, who is 101 years of age; one sister, Mrs. Charles Woodhouse of Galeton, Pa.; also six children, Merton G. of Oradell, N.J.; Lavene A. of Pine City; Fred B. of Cleveland, Ohio; Robert R. of Lawrenceville, Pa.; Olan C. Hill of Gaines, Pa., and Mrs. Harry P. Dewey.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the home of her daughter, with burial in the Phoenix Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/17/1932


TERWILLIGER Charles Hugh "Twig" Terwilliger

78, of Gaines, died on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 19, 1934 in Sabinsville, he was the son of the late Charles O. and Madelyn B. (Snay) Terwilliger. Twig was a United States Air Force Veteran, a member of the Galeton Moose, and a member of Galeton V.F.W. He retired from Consolidated N.D.E. where he worked for many years as an Industrial Radiographer. Twig enjoyed fixing up old vehicles and mowing his lawn. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Connie Terwilliger, Gaines; three daughters, Marcia (Joel) Wheeler, Harrison Valley; Mary (Kenneth) Ransom, Sabinsville; Peggy (Scott) Short, Sabinsville; two stepsons, James and Rusty Cole, Gaines; a stepdaughter, Belinda Cole, Albuquerque, N. Mex.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren, and a sister, Irmalee Jane Leighton, Potter Brook. Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Galeton, on Sunday, June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, July 1, from 10 to 11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Knudson officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard.  Burial will be in the Phoenix Cemetery, Gaines Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.   Wellsboro Gazette – June 27, 2013   


Bina Garlick, 87, of Gaines died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.   Born Oct. 4, 1913, in Gaines, she was the daughter of Arthur and Hattie Elliott  Youmans.   She was married to Russell Garlick, who preceded her in death in 1971.  In 1948, she and her husband founded the Gaines Company which they operated for many years.  She was a member and honorary trustee of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Gaines Thimble Club,  member and past noble grand of the Lady Gaines Rebekah Lodge, past matronof the Galeton OES which joined with the Mary Wells Chapter #452 in Wellsboro, member of the Gaines Kitchen Band, charter member of the Gaines-Elk Council of Republican Women, member of the Tioga County Federation of Republican Women, and honorary secretary of the Gaines High  School Alumni Association. Preceding her in death was one brother, Floyd T. Youmans, in 1996.   Surviving are Jim and Dottie Davis Quimby, Dave and Janet Jones Green and daughters Darren and Bonnie Jones, all of Gaines, Nell Jones and Gage of  Wellsboro, Patrick and Sharon Jones Hogston and daughters of Hampton, Va., Mrs. Angela Pansero and family of Gaines; brother-in-law and sister-in-law,  Harold and Jerry Garlick Cummings and family of Muncy; brother-in-law, Bill Garlick and family of New England.  Calling hours were held Friday, Feb. 2, at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. David K. Shultz, pastor, officiating.  Burial was made at Phoenix Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, Pa. 16921.

 Arthur C. Youmans, age 96 of Gaines, died on Monday, October 2, 1972 at his home.  He was a retired pumper for the Oil Lease and a member of the Tiadaghton Lodge No. 981 IOOF. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bina M. Garlick of Gaines; a son, Floyd T. Youmans of Chicago, Illinois and one niece. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Gaines United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Lusk and Rev. Kenneth Shaffer officiating.  Burial was in the Phoenix Cemetery.   

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 12 NOV 2004
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