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Mansfield High School Class of 1931
In the lower picture the school is pictured in 1928 with the old Brick School that had been the high school and the gym addition.. The  picture at left shows the old school in the right background with the new gym addition in front. The old school was eventually torn down. In its place now stands the larger part of the present High School. The gym addition remains as the auditorium. 

Mansfield High School Graduates

LISTINGS FROM THE 1938 MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK , "MANSCRIPT" Prior to 1913, not a pupil had graduated from a four year high school course in Mansfield. The course was narrow and only the few who wanted to go on to college stayed for the new high school course. The enrollment was sixty four for four years of high school in 1914. In 1913 a class of three graduated in a three year course and in 1914, a class of seven in a four year course. Not all of the following addresses were verified. A question mark has been added in cases of extreme doubt. In a few instances, no information was available.

This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information..

AYERS Esther 1931 1822 Juniper St., Norristown, Pa.   Mahlon Merk 42480 1913-1999 SSDI
BAILEY Chester 1931 1509 Highland Ave., Louisville, Ky Manual Arts Teacher [Mary Godbey]  29838 MSTC 1935 1912-2015 Watson Cemetery
BARDEN Donald 1931 Mansfield, Pa.    [Hilda Day]  83446 1912-1972 Prospect Cemetery
BARDEN Lewis 1931 R D , Mansfield, Pa     80631 1913-1983 SSDI
BELKNAP Connie 1931 Philadelphia, Pa. Attends Sch.of Soc.Service William Straughn 87196 1914-1992 Waterborough, Maine
BENEDICT Byron 1931 Mansfield, Pa. Johnson's Garage Eloise Benson 12823 1914-2000 Prospect Cemetery
BRACE Eloise 1931 3508 8th Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa.   [Bernard Foster]  02126 1913-2005  Wysox Cemetery 
BOYDEN Elvin 1931 R D 5, Wellsboro, Pa.     84060 1912-1995 Wellsboro Cemetery
CHAMBERLAIN Howard 1931 R D, Mansfield, Pa.     23115 1912-1945 Oakwood Cemetery
CHAMBERLAIN Ruby 1931     [Houghton, Lewis] 65953 1913-1994 Franklinville NY
CLEVELAND Velma 1931 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.     16283 1913-1982 Prospect Cemetery
CORNWELL Christine 1931 Bx 396 Graduate Club,160 Retreat Av.Hartford,Ct     32847 1914-1993 Prospect Cemetery
COREY Robert
1931 Mansfield, Pa.     97631 1912-1963 Sylvania Cemetery
DAY Hilda 1931 Mansfield, Pa.   Donald Barden, William Hendricks 80337 1913-1988 Prospect Cemetery
DOUD Walter 1931 1502 Cambridge Rd., Ann Arbor, Mi     21728 1912-1979  Michigan
HAWLEY Bernice 1931 Fannettsburg, Pa. Home Ec. Teacher   87127 1913-1995 Oakwood
HEGELE Lucille 1931 Shinglehouse, Pa. Teacher   97416 1913-2013 Shinglehouse PA
HENDRICKS Howard 1931 Springville, Pa. Principal of Schools   03604 1913-2001  
HUGHES Marian 1931 2-1/2 Cone St., Wellsboro, Pa.   Cecil Robertson 65460 1913-2019 100 in 2013
JERALD Barbara 1931 640 Geary St., Harrisburg, Pa. Nurse [Greenwalt]  84665 1914-2007
JERALD Lorena 1931 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Waterford, Pa [George Penno]  82779 1913-2004
KENNEDY Mildred 1931 Box 727, International Falls, Minn.    
MUDGE Eldridge 1931 Mansfield, Pa. Grocery Store Proprietor Irene Traub  02583 1912-1950 Prospect Cemetery
McCONNELL Richard 1931 Willis Ave., Johnson City, NY     05299 1913-2003 Endicott NY
RIEPPEL Paul 1931 Mansfield, Pa.   Lena Lewis 08079 1911-2007 Tioga CMG
RIEPPEL Perry 1931 Shinglehouse, Pa. Teacher   80304 1912-2001
SALISBURY Winfield 1931 509 South Cooper Ave., Lockwood, Ohio    
SCHLAPPI Adolph 1931 Mansfield, Pa. Works Evans Chevrolet [Cynthia Bahr] 57126 1912-1998 Sylvania Cemetery
SHAW Esther 1931 Mansfield, Pa. (school, Binghamton NY) Attend Beauty Culture Sch [Vincent Ferrer]  12913 1913-1997 State Ropad Cemetery
SMITH Genevieve 1931 00582 1912-1996 Lawrence Corners
SMITH Wilson 1931 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   [Virginia  Bastian]  76425 1911-1973 Prospect Cemetery
SMITH Margaret 1931 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.   James Justin 40156 1910-1985 Prospect Cemetery
STICKLER Beatrice 1931 151 Baker st., Corning, NY   Adriance 08667 1914-1981 Oakwood Cemetery
STRAUGHN William 1931 Graycourt, Nyack, NY Teacher Connie Belknap  86109 1913-2005 Waterborough, Maine
TICKNER Esten 1931 Washingtonville, NY   [Ruth Chasey]  42674 1913-1964
VANDUSEN Mary 1931 114 Westmont Ave., Elmira, NY   Putnam Drake 94132 1914-1999
WARTERS Bertha 1931 Jackson Ave., Endicott, NY   Howard Hoskins, Kerr 53914 1913- 1999 Endicott NY
WHITTAKER Doris 1931 Pakers Landing, Pa.   Dillard Stewart
Esther Ayres
Chester P. Bailey
Donald G. Barden
Lewis Barden
Wellsboro Gazette, June 1989
Bailey chosen to receive Max Colegrove award
2009 MU Alumni Weekend 
Chester Bailey with university president, Dr. Maravene Loeschke. Chester was the oldest alum present - only member of MSTC Class of 1935
Chester Bailey with Steve Orner, Joyce M. Tice and Barbara Bailey McConnell

BAILEY, Chester Paul - Chester Paul Bailey, 102, of Mansfield, PA, passed away January 17, 2015, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.He was born April 29, 1912 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Leon & Lillie KerzenmacherBailey.Chester attended Mansfield schools, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Mansfield University and an MA Degree from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.He served 5 years in the Quartermaster Corps of the US Army during WWII and achieved the rank of Lt. Col.He owned and operated the Mansfield Advertiser for 25 years.Chester was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and many community & fraternal groups.He is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Paul & Debra Bailey of Mansfield, a daughter & son-in-law, Barbara & Robert McConnell Jr. of Mansfield, grandsons, Nathan (Shannon)Bailey of Bloomsburg, PA, Michael (Loryn) Folcarelli of Linden, PA, granddaughters, Rev. Teressa (Doug) Sivers of Oneonta, NY, Jennifer (Samir) Nawri, and Angela (Jeremy) Kennedy, all of Mansfield, & several nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Mary, in 2010.Friends are invited to a memorial service for Chester to be held Saturday, January 24, at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield with Rev. Jonathan West, his pastor, officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chester’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield 67 E. Wellsboro St. Mansfield, PA 16933, or the History Center on Main St. 83 N. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933. – Wilston Funeral Home obit, January 18, 2015

Donald G. BARDEN, 60, [SRGP 83446] of 127 South Main St. Mansfield, died Tuesday in the Wilson Memorial Hospital in Jackson City, N.Y. (Johnson City).  He was born May 18, 1912 in Mansfield, the son of William and Cecelia Laugerbaum Barden.  He was a self employed mason.  He was a Veteran of World War 2 and a member of the local Methodist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Hilda Day Barden; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest Kersey of Richmond, Va., Mrs. Carl Bell of Mansfield, Mrs. Hector Gilbert of Citra, Fla., and Miss Therese Barden of Mansfield; three brothers, John and Lester of Mansfield, and William Jr. of Endwell, N.Y.  Funeral services were held Friday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, formerly Shaw and Robena, at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Richard Brenneman officiated.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

MHS 1931
Barden Reelected
Lewis R. Barden, Mansfield, dairyman, was reelected to a three-year term on the board of directors of Agway Inc., at the cooperative’s annual meeting, Oct. 18-19, in Syracuse, NY. The district which he represents includes 14 central Pennsylvania districts. A director since 1966, he has been a member of the Mansfield Agway store committee since 1949 and was its chairman from 1960-1971. Braden operates a 400-acre farm, maintaining 120 Holstein milkers and 65 young stock and raising forage crops. He is a member of several agricultural organizations including the Tioga County Agricultural Association, Pennsylvania Farmers Association, DHIA, the Grange, and Dairylea Cooperative. He also served as an elder of the Presbyterian Church.

Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield
BARDEN - Lewis R. Barden, 69, of RD#1, Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 10, 1983, in Soldiers  & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness. Born at Coudersport on Feb. 2, 1913, he was a son of George and Lottie Randall Barden. He attended the Church of the New Covenant. Mr. Barden was a member of the board of directors and insurance board of Agway Petroleum. A retired farmer, he was a member of the North Elk Run Grange. He was a member of the Richmond Twp. Planning Commission and a past president of the Southern Tioga School Board. Surviving, besides his father, of RD#1, Mansfield, are his wife, the former Hazel Fleming; two sons, David, of RD#!, Mansfield, and Brian, of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip [Joan] Smith, of Tioga; a brother, Lyle, of RD#1, Mansfield, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Meyer, pastor of the Church of the New Covenant, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 to 5 and 7-9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 12. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 12, 1983  

Mary Contance Belknap
Byron R. Benedict
Eloise Brace
Elvin Dana Boyden
BENEDICT, Byron R.  Age 86 of Wellsboro RR2 died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 20, 1914, in Whitneyville, he was the son of Floyd and Hazel Carpenter Benedict. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and Elmira Business College, Elmira, NY. He was a dairy farmer near Roseville for over 14 years, was office manager for Johnson Truck Lines, Mansfield, was bookkeeper for the former Ike Harvey Tractors in Canoe Camp and he owned and operated Benedict Ford Tractor and School Busing of Wellsboro RR2 for several years. He was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church where he served as parish treasurer for many years; a member of the Wellsboro Saddle clubs; Grand Canyon Camping Club; and Wellsboro Rotary Club, where he dedicated many years in holding their annual chicken barbecue. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Eloise Benson Benedict, in August 1985; and one brother, Truman. Surviving are his second wife, Florene Hunter Benedict, whom he married January 1986; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Marlea Benedict of Wellsboro and Robert and Cynthia Benedict  of Mansfield; one daughter, Nancy Benedict, of Warrenton, Mo; one sister Doris Clark of Mansfield; two granddaughters, Tammy Mengee and Maria Benedict; and one grandson, Tyler Benedict. Calling hours were held Tuesday, March 7, at the Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there Wednesday, March 8, with the Rev. Bernie Wynn and the Rev. John Dramazos officiating.  Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc., P.O. Box 348, Warrenton, Mo. 63383 or to Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center Walkway Fund, RR3, Wellsboro, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

BRACE, Eloise - Foster, Eloise B. Age 92, of 87 Curren Dr., Elmira, NY. She was born January 8, 1913 in Mansfield, PA, daughter of the late Harry and DeEtte (Tanner) Brace and died Monday, December 19, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her son, Bernard L. Foster, Jr.; and granddaughter, Brenda Stevenson. Eloise is survived by her daughter, Edna L. (Sue) Moss (husband, Luke); grandchildren, Barbara McClain, Chris Moss (wife, Dana), and Sky Moss (wife, Rebecca), all of Elmira, Steven Foster of Denver, CO, Jodi and Jami Foster, both of Longmont, CO; great-grandchildren, Kevin, Roger, Anthony, Angela, Cass, Christen, James, Walker, Parker and Tori; brother, Sterling Brace of Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 Noon. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, PA.  

The Wellsboro Gazette - Wednesday, 15 Nov 1995, p. 9
Elvin D. Boyden [SRGP 84060], 83, of Wellsboro, RR 7, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 1995, at home. Born March 12, 1912 at Wellsboro, he was the son of Dana E. and Annis Jelliff Boyden. He graduated from Mansfield High School and Elmira Community College with a degree in bookkeeping. He was a lifelong resident of the Wellsboro area. He was a retired machine operator at the former Corning Glass Works of Wellsboro with over 45 years of service. He went to Lvov, Russia, in 1980 for Corning Glass Works to train people to operate the new plant. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #1147, Wellsboro, and also enjoyed gardening and fishing. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Marian Huck Boyden; daughters and sons-in-law Beverly Button of Wellsboro, Shirley and Robert Leon of Elyria, Ohio, Linda and Gregory Root of Wellsboro, Diana White of Wellsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Dana and Marian Boyden of Lock Haven, James and MaryAnn Boyden of San Antonio, Ronald and Mary Boyden of Wellsboro; 36 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; eight step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandchild. Calling hours were held on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Wednesday immediately following the calling hours. The Rev. Tim Kaiser and the Rev. Ed. Seeley officiated. Burial was made in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Donations may be made to the North Penn Home Health Hospice, 520 Ruah Street, Blossburg, 16912.

Howard Chamberlain
Ruby Nellie Chamberlain
Velma M. Cleveland
Christine J. Cornwell
MHS 1931
CHAMBERLAIN - Howard Chamberlain, 24 year old son of Mrs. Cora Chamberlain, of Mansfield, Star Route, was killed in action in Germany, according to a message from the government received by his mother Wednesday evening. Just a week ago she received a message saying he was missing in action. Chamberlain, who had been trained as an M.P., was transferred to the U.S. Infantry and took part in the battle of Germany. His father, the late Charles Chamberlain, died several months ago. Besides his mother he is survived by a married sister, who resides with her mother. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 9, 1945

Miss Velma M. Cleveland, 69, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1982 at her winter home in Auburndale, Fla. Born June 16, 1913 she was the daughter of Homer and Lena Preset Cleveland. She was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ(Disciples). Miss Cleveland was a member of Friendly Home Circle and North Elk Run Grange, RD Mansfield. Surviving are a sister, Miss Hilda Cleveland with whom she lived. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield--------- MHS 1931
CORNWELL - Christine J. Cornwell, 79, of 272 South Main St., Mansfield, died Sunday, March 7, 1993, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Elmer G. and Grace McConnell Cornwell. She was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of the Tioga County Historical Society. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in World War II. She was a nursing consultant for the National Red Cross Staff from 1940 to 1943 and taught at Overbrook School for the Blind from 1954 to 1972. Surviving are one brother, Kenneth Cornwell of Lusby, MD, and one sister, Olive Lambert of Ulysses. Fiend may call at the Haines Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a prayer service at the Hold Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Finn officiating. Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The family will furnish the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 13 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, March 10, 1993  

Robert Sherman Corey
Hilda Day
Walter Doud
Bernice Hawley
Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield
DAY - Hilda A. Hendricks, age 75, of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1988 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main St., Mansfield, PA, Thursday 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held there Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Teddy Rood, officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. There are no immediate survivors. She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Barden in 1972 and her second husband, William Hendricks in 1980. Mrs. Hendricks was born July 9, 1913 in Richmond Township, the daughter of Fred and Susie Day Cruttenden. In 1914, she was adopted by Stephen and Eleanor Day. She was a member of Covington Baptist Church.

HAWLEY, Bernice - Bernice H. Borneman, 82, of Doylestown, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown. Born January 25, 1913, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara Weatherbee Hawley. She was retired from the Moorestown, NJ school district and an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Moorestown. Surviving are a son, David, of Doylestown; two sisters, Louise Hubbard of Mansfield and Mary Christensen of Middleport, NY; and three grandsons, David Jr., Craig and Brian. A private viewing will be held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Alexander Hunter will officiate. -Wellsboro Gazette, October 18, 1995  

Lucile Evelyn Hegele
Howard Leroy Hendricks
Marian Hughes
Barbara Howe Jerald

HEGELE, Lucille [SRGP 97416] - SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Lucille Hegele Lanphere, 100, of Shinglehouse passed away Thursday (May 16, 2013) in the Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford, after a short illness. Born May 2, 1913, on the family farm in Mansfield, she was a daughter of Paul A. and Myra B. Goodall Hegele. On July 23, 1940, in Clarksville, Va., she married Winfield E. Lanphere, who passed away June 19, 1985. Mrs. Lanphere was a graduate of Mansfield High School and a graduate of Mansfield Teachers College, now Mansfield University, with a double education major. She received a master's equivalent in education from Duke University. She did graduate work at Penn State University, St. Bonaventure University, SUNY Geneseo and Elmira College. Mrs. Lanphere retired in June of 1976 after 30 years of teaching at Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. During her years in the Shinglehouse school system, she was the school librarian, and later, after earning a French degree, she became the French teacher. Many students recall the question "Parlez-vous Francais?" Hopefully, many also remember the correct response, especially those who she took abroad. In 1969, she received the Teacher of the Year award. She also founded the National Honor Society chapter for the Oswayo Valley Junior/Senior High School, which gave her great satisfaction. A lifelong learner herself, Mrs. Lanphere led others into believing that learning is something we all need to be doing throughout our lives. The world is ever-changing, and our challenge is to meet it head-on with chins up and eyes open, she believed. Mrs. Lanphere was a member of Kappa Delta Pi National Honorary Education Society and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma International Honor Society for Women Teachers. Mrs. Lanphere was a life member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and a life member of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. She was also a member of the Potter-Tioga County School Retirees Association. She was a former member of the Shinglehouse Board of School Directors, where she served as treasurer. She was a member of the Oswayo Valley Historical Society in Shinglehouse and a member of the former Shinglehouse/Oswayo Valley Lions Club. She was an avid reader and journal writer and enjoyed gardening. Mrs. Lanphere enjoyed wintering in Florida with her husband and family for many years. Surviving are three daughters, Joanne E. Aloi of Olean, N.Y., Janice A. (Stephen) Hancharick of Raleigh, N.C., and Janette L. (Barry) Church of Shinglehouse; six grandchildren, Christo-style1">opher C. Aloi, Kari L. (David) Drake, Michelle L. George, Jeffrey W. (Renee) Hancharick, Jason F. (Lori) Putt and Jaime L. (Drew) Horman; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Lanphere was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Dewitt, who died Sept. 12, 1997. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 S. Union St., Shinglehouse. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. A celebration of Mrs. Lanphere's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor, and the Rev. Darell D. Harris of Oswayo, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, P.O. Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; the Oswayo Valley Historical Society, P.O. Box 699, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or a charity of the donor's choice. Published in The Olean Times Herald, 18 May 2013

Caption under picture
Howard “Fritz” Hendricks ‘35, past president of the Sarasota, Fla., area alumni organization, posed for this photo with his wife, Geraldine Reem Hendricks ‘35. Hendricks was succeeded as president by Miriam Terry Barnes ‘35. Mildred Reinwald Thomas ‘33 is the new vice president of the organization and Helen Patrick Miner ‘43 is the new secretary. - Mansfieldian Magazine 1989  

HENDRICKS, Howard Leroy [SRGP 03604] -H.L HENDRICKS EX-SUPERINTENDENT AT GOVERNOR MIFFLIN - Howard L. "Fritz" Hendricks, former superintendent of the Gov. Mifflin School District, died April 9 at 7:25 p.m. in the Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient since Feb. 22. Hendricks, 87, of Phoebe Berks Village, Lower Heidelberg Township, was the husband of Geraldine T. (Reem) Hendricks. He served as superintendent at Mifflin from 1952 until his retirement in 1975. Hendricks previously served as a teacher in the Eldred Borough Schools, a teacher and a principal in the Springville consolidated schools and supervising principal of the Millersburg School District, Dauphin County. During his tenure at Mifflin, the district built the Cumru and Brecknock elementary schools, the intermediate and senior high schools and the education center. He established a unified awards system that recognizes scholarship and participation in extra-curricular activities. Hendricks instituted a weekly radio show called "Mustangs on Parade." He employed a full time district psychologist to address students needs. Hendricks instituted summer school programs that addressed remedial and enrichment goals. He introduced the district into the University of Pennsylvania Study Council. Born in Mainesburg, Tioga County, he was a son of the late Edward and Katy M. (Rockwell) Hendricks. He was a 1931 graduate of Mansfield High School and a 1935 graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College. Hendricks earned his degree from Bucknell University, Lewisburg. Hendricks received additional studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard, Duke and Columbia Universities. He was a member of the education committee of the Shillington Lions Club. Hendricks was a former consistory member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ, Shillington. He is also survived by a son. Other survivors include a sister, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Priscilla (Hendricks) Strawbridge, a former Miss Pennsylvania in 1995. Memorial services will be April 18 at 2 p.m. in Immanuel UCC. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Shillington, is in charge of arrangements. - (Reading Eagle-4/11/2001)

Celebrating 100 years - Marian Hughes Robertson is celebrating her 100th birthday on April 15; she is the daughter of the late Wells and Jennie Hughes. Marian grew up in Lambs Creek, with her two brothers, Charles Hughes, and Willard Hughes, and one sister, Ruth Hughes Marsh. Marion graduated from Mansfield High School in 1931. From 1931 to 1936, she attended Mansfield State Teachers College where she graduated with a B.S. degree in elementary math, English 7-12 and music. Marian taught for 22 years, the majority in local schools. From 1936-37 she taught in Marienville, grades 5 and 6, plus all music classes. In 1955 she commuted to Keeneyville, teaching second grade. In 1957, she moved to the Charleston Elementary School and taught sixth grade until 1968. In 1968, she moved to the Don Gill School to teach sixth grade where she was also the social studies chair and attended the PA State Social Studies Convention in 1973. She retied in 1976. Marian was also very active in the American Field Service Program, the Girl Scouts, PTA, and a lifelong member of BPW, WAEA, PSEA and NEA in which she held many offices. In February 1937, Marian married Cecil Robertson and has three children: Carol Lindsay of Rock Stream, NY; Kenneth C. Robertson of Hilton, NY; and Kay Schultz of Lake Mary, FLA. Marion and Cecil enjoyed wintering in Florida until his death in 1979. She continued going to Florida with her brother Charles and enjoyed the family visits. Marian has always been involved, supportive and willing to give a helping hand. In 1987, she decided to be the live-in caregiver to her sister Ruth for the next 10 years. They enjoyed short car trips and every Wednesday was their “Do something special” day. Marian loved to help family and friends whenever she can. She enjoys her eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren when she is living in New York in spring and summer or when wintering in Lake Mary, Fla. Marian stays active by walking daily, reading and crocheting afghans for family members and friends. She loves traveling with the family. If you would like to send birthday wishes to her, Marian’s mailing address is 17 Judd Lane, Hilton, NY 14468. Wellsboro Gazette, 20 March 2013, p.7   

HUGHES, Marian - Marian (Hughes) Robertson, age 106, of Rock Stream, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, November 23, 2019. She was born on April 15, 1913 in Tioga, PA, a daughter of the late Wells and Jennie (Harer) Hughes and was the wife of 45 years of the late Cecil K. Robertson. Marian was an elementary teacher for the Wellsboro Area School District for over 25 years, a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro and a former member of the Wellsboro BPW for over 45 years. She enjoyed traveling, doing word puzzles and crocheting so that every member of her family has an afghan that she made. Marian remained very active until she passed away. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law: Ken and Kay Robertson of Hilton, NY, two daughters and sons-in-law: Carol and Ed Lindsay of Rock Stream, NY, Kay and James Schultz of Lakeland, FL, 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. Wellsboro, PA. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with her granddaughter: Rev. Kathy Hulin officiating. Interment will be in West Branch Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, PA, 28 November 2019

JERALD, Barbara Howe [SRGP 84665] - Barbara H. (Jerald) Greenawalt, 92, formerly of Laureldale, died June 11, 2007 at 2:30 pm in the Willow Ridge Center, Montgomery County, where she had been a patient since March 31, 2006. She was the widow of Samuel Willard Greenawalt, who died February 7, 1978. Born August 3, 1914, in Slate Run, Lycoming County, she was a daughter of the late Frank Daniel and Janet (Zacharias) Jerald. Barbara graduated from Mansfield High School and earned her Registered Nurse degree at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg in 1936. After a long nursing career, she retired in 1975 from Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, N.Y. In 1978, she moved to Laureldale, P.A., where she was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Laureldale. She is survived by her daughters, Janet G. wife of Edward M. Hecht of Elkins Park, PA and Mary Karen G. Imre of Easton, Conn. Other survivors include a sister, Esther Adelaide Jerald of Mansfield, P.A. and two grandsons, Daniel and Matthew Hecht. Services will be Friday at 1:00 pm in New Bethel Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton, Albany Twp., with the Revs. Grant Wickert and David Blitch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, 1009 Elizabeth Ave., Laureldale, PA 19605 or Caring Hospice, 400 Commerce Drive., Suite C., Fort Washington, PA 19034. Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements.

Lorena Jerald
William Richard McConnell
Eldridge "Pete" Mudge
JERALD - Word was received this past weekend of the death of Lorena Jerald Penno, a former resident of Mansfield. Mrs. Penno has resided the past few years in Mechanicsburg. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School [1931] and Mansfield State College. she will be sadly missed by her family and friends. - Mansfield Gazette, January 5, 2005

McCONNELL, William Richard [SRGP 5299] - William R. McConnell, died April 29, 2003 in Austin, Texas. Born Nov. 29, 1913 on a farm near Mansfield Dick has a happy childhood and youth. His family moved into Mansfield when he was ten, but he always remained fond of the farm. Dick married Arlene Brister in 1941. Arlene passed away due to multiple sclerosis leaving Dick with a broken heart and two small daughters, Diane and Mary Lou. He married Ruth Campbell and had another daughter, Pat. He traveled extensively with Ruth. He loved America. Dick enjoyed gardening, carpentry, playing pinochle, building things, giving advice, and arguing politics. When Dick graduated from high school, he went to Endicott, NY to work for IBM. Due to his ingenuity, tenacity, many night courses and hard work, he became a Senior Engineer. Dick contributed to the infancy of computers and earned invention awards and patents for Solid Logic Technology packaging for the IBM S/360 computers. He retired from IBM in Menlo Park and San Jose in 1978, but soon became bored. He went to Philco Ford, where he engineered and built the antenna for the Voyager satellites. Dick also worked with the Navy to try to develop a liquid propellant ship-board cannon. Though this was unsuccessful, he really enjoyed the trips to test the experiments. Dick volunteered for the Seabees in World War II and was discharged as Chief Petty Officer at the end of the war after serving in Hawaii, Tinian, and Okinawa. Finally, Dick really retired when he was 70. He and Ruth moved to Lakeway, Texas in 1996. His last residence was at the Summit at North West Hills in Austin, Texas. Dick passed away of heart complications after a short illness. He died in the manner he wished - with full faculties. He never lost his sense of humor nor his kindness. He loved and was well loved. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ann McConnell, brother Ward, sister Helen, and wives Arlene and Ruth, Dick is survived by his sister, Mary Lauderman of Bradenton, Fla.; his daughters and their husbands, Diane and Art Olbert of Austin, Texas, Mary Lou and Richard Hoskins of Quilcene, Wash., and Pat and Gary Andrews of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Faye and Erik Holland of Austin, Texas, Lynne and Jason Parker of Austin, Texas, Lance Corporal Jesse Andres of Okinawa, Japan, and Katharine, Rose, and Scott Andrews of Austin, Texas; as well as numerous nephews, nieces and friends in Pennsylvania, New York, California, and Texas. Those wishing to celebrate his life may make a contribution to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 10017; Operation School Bell of Assistance League, P.O. Box 9097, Austin, Texas 787766; or La Leche League International, 1400 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg, Ill., 60173. - Wellsboro Gazette, 7 May 2003, p.6

Eldridge (Pete) MUDGE, one of the community's most outstanding young business men, died Saturday night August 12, 1950, at his summer home in Sullivan Township following an extended illness.    He was born October 3, 1913, in Sullivan Township, a son of Orris E. and Dora Monro Mudge. He came to Mansfield when a boy and graduated from the Senior High School in 1931. Soon after graduation he purchased the Elmira Street Grocery. In 1945 his brother, Cole Mudge, became a partner in the business.    August 12, 1935, he married Miss Irene TRAUB, of Galeton, and four children were born to them, David, Terry, James, and Lucinda.    Mr. MUDGE was active in civic and religious organizations. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Emanon Club, Lions Club and Business Men's Association. He was interested in horses and for some time conducted a riding stable.    The death of 'Pete', as he was best known, brought sadness to the entire community and the many beautiful floral offerings from his many friends and admirers were tributes to his high standing in the community.    Besides his wife and children he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Steven Smith, of Millport, NY and Mrs Gladys Stilwell, of Mansfield; two brothers, Cole Mudge of Mansfield and Earl of Ridgewood, NJ, several nieces and nephews.    Funeral services were held today at 2 P.M. at the Methodist Church, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.  

Paul Rieppel
Perry Rieppel
Esther Shaw

RIEPPEL Paul D. 95, of Mansfield, PA, died January 3, 2007 at home. He was born December 25, 1911, in Cowanesque, PA, the son of John and Ethel Skinner Rieppel. Paul was a retired dairy farmer and drove old bus number 3 for Mansfield Schools. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. Paul and his wife enjoyed travel and camping with their friends from the camping club. Paul especially liked growing potatoes and sweet corn. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Lena Lewis; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Eileen, Daniel and Jackie, all of Mansfield, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bird York, Charlotte and Roger Smith of Mansfield, PA, Carolyn and Jay Barrows of Wellsboro, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Rieppel of Mansfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith and Joseph West of Middlebury, PA, Arlene Strailey of Williamsport, PA; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Paul's Funeral Service Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Paul's daughter, Barbara York officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. "Old farmers never die, they just spade away. G'Bye Dad!"

RIEPPEL, Perry J. - Perry J. Rieppel, age 87, of Worthington, OH, died Friday, August 24, 2001 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. A retired metallurgical engineer, he received his B.S. from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA and completed his graduate work at Cornell University and the University of Buffalo. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and a teacher from 1937-1941. He was then employed by Battelle Memorial Institute from 1943-1977 as Engineer and Manager of Metals Research. He was a life time member, executive director and engineering fellow of the American Welding Society, a life member of the American Society of Metals; Author and Co-author of many U.S. Patents and Engineering Publications. Received major awards for engineering and management and was a consulting engineer and management advisor to industry and government. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Ethel Rieppel and his sister, Edna Rieppel Locke. Survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Karl [Nancy] Rieppel, Kurt [Janet Varner] Rieppel, Bronwynn [David] Hopton; grandchildren, John [Deidre] Rieppel, James and Kate Rieppel, Myvonwynn, Bronwynn and Perrigene Hopton; sisters, Anna Rieppel, Edith [Joseph] West and Arlene Strailey; brothers, Paul [Lena] Rieppel and James [Betty] Rieppel; sisters-in-law, Catherine Millichap and Margaret Howard; nieces and nephews. A local Memorial Service will be held for family and friends at the First Presbyterian Church of East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA on September 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Thomas officiating. Family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to the First Congregational Church, 444 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3885. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 12, 2001

ADOLPH M. SCHLAPPI, 85, died at home June 18, 1998. He was born December 26, 1912, in Currensville, Pa, the son of Dr. Adolph and Fammine (Merriam) Schlappi. Mr. Schlappi, husband and father, possessed a sensitive and generous nature. He loved the out-of-doors and had a passion for creating that matched his diverse interests. He will be missed by his loving and numerous friends. He was employed by Tri-County Electric, was a restaurant owner, and a real estate agent. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corps, a member of Troy Masonic Lodge (32 degree Mason, Scottish Rite), a member of Troy American Legion Post 49, and a life-long Presbyterian. Surviving are: wife, Mildred Billingsley Schlappi, Troy, PA: daughters, Joan (Robert) Allen with grandchildren: Jake, Josh and Joselyn, Elmira, NY, June Schlappi, Elmira, NY; and Judith (Dr. Salfred) Mancini, Pittsburgh, PA: step-children: Ann (Jeff) Sorel, New Harford, CT; Robert (Debbie) Billingsley, New Hartford, CT; Richard Billingsley, Lynnville, TN; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; sister, Helen (Robert) Bower; nieces, Sandra (Jim) Olson and Peggy Bower, Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, Marion Schlappi, Canton, PA; niece, Sharon (Robert) Stackhouse, Troy, PA; and nephew, John (Teresa) Schlappi, Ralston, PA. Predeceased by his first wife, Cynthia Bahr Schlappi in 1981, and brother Charles F. Schlappi in 1992. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating, interment will be in Sylvania, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chemung County Association of Retarded Citizens, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

     Esther S. Ferrer, 83, of Mansfield, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 28, 1913, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of John H. and Leda O. Knapp Shaw.  She was the retired owner of the Fashionette Beauty Salon in Mansfield.  She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield.  She had traveled extensively with her husband, Vincent, during his service with the Merchant Marines.  Preceding her in death was her husband Vincent, March 19, 1876.  Surviving are three brothers, John Shaw of Milton, L.B. Shaw of Tunkhannock and Edson Shaw of Mainesburg.  Calling hours will be held Thursday, July 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main St., Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held there Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John H. Shaw III, her nephew, officiating.  Burial will be made in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  

Genevieve Smith
Wilson Willard Smith
Beatrice Stickler
William Straughn
GENEVIEVE. SMITH (SRGP 00582) age 84 formerly of Roseville, PA died Monday, April 22, 1996 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA.  Miss Smith was born on March 17, 1912 in Rutland Twp., Tioga Co., PA a daughter of Emerson and Addie Makley Smith.  A member of the former Elk Run United Methodist Church and she had attended Middle Ridge United Methodist Church.  She had been with the David Mandeville family for many years as their maid.  Miss Smith is survived by 5 nieces and 9 nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Friday, April 26 from 1 to 2 PM.  Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 2 PM on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy and the Rev. Bill Gibson officiating.  Burial will be in Lawrence Corners Cemetery. –McKay Scrapbook

Margaret A. Justin, 74, formerly of RD 1, Mansfield, died Friday, Jan. 11, 1985, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Coralee and John Owlett, of Mansfield, with whom she resided for the past five years. Born Jan. 20, 1910 in Richmond Township, she was a daughter of Albert B. and Cora Cleveland Smith. Mrs. Justin was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, where she had been church organist for 20 years and a Sunday school teacher. She and her husband owned and operated the Justin Motel near Mansfield until the late 1960's. Until recently she had taught private piano lessons. A past Matron of the Twilight Chapter, No. 475 Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, she also was a member of the past Matron's club. A 60-year member of the North Elk Run Grange, No. 913, she was past president of the Mansfield area Friendly Circle and of the Mansfield Garden Club, past program chairman of the Mansfield 55 Plus Club, a life member of the Mountain Laurel Travel Club, and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers' Auxiliary. Her husband, James T. Justin, died in 1972. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Coralee and John Owlett of Mansfield; grandson, J. Brent Owlett of Mansfield; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kristi and Alton Coley of Elmira, N.Y., and Amy N. and Scott Fuller of Newport News, Virginia; four great-granddaughters, Stephanie and Carrie Coley and Amber and Jessica Fuller; three brothers, Ross O. Smith and Vernon Smith, both of Mansfield, and Lee J. Smith of Pinellas Park, Florida; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples with the Rev. Deborah Casey, her pastor, and the Rev. Paul K. Benner, pastor of the Mennonite Church, Morris, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The Twilight Chapter, No. 475, Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, held a memorial service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

SMITH, Wilson Willard [SRGP 76425] - Wilson Willard Smith, 61, of Mansfield, died Thursday, april 5, 1973, in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mr. Smith was co-owner, with his wife, of Homestead Realty Co. He was a director of the Mansfield chamber of Commerce and was active on several committees and Chairman of the Tourist Promition Committee. He was born in Mansfield on Sept. 29, 1911, a son of Willard and Elizabeth Wilson Smith. Mr. Smith was an active member of the Mansfield United Methodist church and often was an usher at the morning service. He was a member of Mansfield Odd Fellows Lodge 526, the Tioga Valley Encampment and Canton-Lycoming Odd Fellows Dist. 10 and received a national citation from the international Order of Odd Fellows last fall. He was also a member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club and chariman of their committee, and was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club being one of it's founders and active in it's affairs for several years. Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Bastian, and a sister, Mrs. Irene Stickler, of Mansfield. the funeral was held Sunday at Kuhl's, 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Brenneman, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 12, 1973

1983 Commencement - William Straughn, Jr. Speaker

Esten Tickner
Mary Magdalene VanDusen
Bertha Josephine Warters

Van DUSEN, Mary Magdalene [SRGP 94132] – Mansfield News & Views – Word has been received here of the death in Connecticut of Mary Van Dusen Drake, formerly of Mansfield and Elmira, NY. A gathering in her memory was held Jan. 30 at the home of her daughter Susan in Hartford, CT. – Wellsboro Gazette, 3 February 1999,p.19

June 1989
Class of ‘31 holds reunion
The Mansfield High School class of 1931 held its 58th year reunion Sunday, June 25, at 1 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Lorena Penno on Elmira St., Mansfield. Following a delicious dinner catered by Alice Slingerland and Rose Benson, the class meeting was held. The officers re-elected for next year were:
President - Chester Bailey
Vice President - Paul Rieppel
Secretary - Lorena JERALD Penno
Treasurer - Byron Benedict

June 24, 1990 the next class meeting will be at the home of Byron and Florence Benedict. Much reminiscing, photo and yearbook gazing filled the afternoon.
Classmates and spouses who attended were: Perry Rieppel of Worthington, Ohio; Sam and Bertha Warters Kerr of Johnson City, NY; Mary VanDuzen Drake of Elmira, NY; Barbara Jerald Greenwalt of Laureldale; Bernice Hawley Borneman of Moorestown, NJ; Elwin Boyden and Byron and Florence Benedict of Wellsboro; Genevieve Smith of Mainesburg; Chester and Mary Bailey, Lorena Penno, Hazel Barden, Christine Cornwell, Lena and Paul Rieppel and Esther Shaw Ferrer, all of Mansfield.
The group decided to place a book in the Mansfield Public Library in memory of those from the class who have died in the past two years.  

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