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Mansfield High School Class of 1932
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 Keith 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   Therese Landon 85597 1914-1990 Williamsport
BARDEN Marie 1932 104 Garfield Ave., Vestal, NY   Ray Campbell 86207 1914-2003 Prospect Cemetery
BATES Naomi 1932 Mooers, NY Music Teacher   19204 1914-1974 Monroe Cty, NY
BAYLIS Barbara 1932 Ulster, Pa. Teacher   97510    
BENEDICT Helen 1932 Germantown, Pa.   George Sheperd 92143 1913-2003
BRACE Melvin 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   [Martha Rohde]  33167 MSTC 1936 1914-1972 Bath NY
BROWN Wilbur 1932 Buffalo St., Elkland, Pa.     18678 1913-1983 Holiday
CARR Robert 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Works at Novelty Works   94730 1915-1970 Alabama
COLE Harriette 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   Dennis Colegrove 39461 1914-2006 Tioga CMG
FISH Gladys 1932 242 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, Pa.   Laverne Spaulding/ Wells 96070 1913-2003 Hammond Cemetery
FLEMING Anne 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Morris Run Asa Dodge 88096 1915-2004 Arizona
GILES Letta 1932 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa.   James P. Mitchell 02019 1915-2010 Oakwood Cemetery
HALL John 1932 72 Madison Ave., Geneva, NY   Crystal Soper  11356 MSTC 36 1915-1986 Yarmouth, Massachusetts
HEGELE Pauline 1932 R D. Covington, Pa.   Lawrence DeWitt 03653 1914-1997 Mainesburg Cemetery
JAMES Christine 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   [F. Leonard Olson]  07104 1915-1993 Watson Cemetery
JOHNS Robert 1932 75th Service Squadron, Wheeler Field, Hawaii     13731 1913-1981 Arlington Nat. Cem.,
KNOWLTON Mary 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   Gunner Rasmussen 52778 1913-1996 Oakwood Cemetery
LAUDERBACH Doris 1932 Dallas, Pa.   Melbourne Carey 97524 1914-1982 Dallas PA
LOCKWOOD Sharlee 1932 130 E. 3rd St., Corning, NY   Curtis Heatley 91736 1914-1998 Oakwood Cemetery
MOORE Frances 1932 R D., Mansfield, Pa.   Horace Odell 27068 1914-1976 Tioga CMG
MUDGE Genevieve 1932 R D, Tioga, Pa.   Arthur Stevens, George Phelps 02565 1914-2011
NEAL William 1932 99 N. Brooklyn Ave., Wellsville, NY Works Scoville & Brown   39445 1913-1999 Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
ODELL Willard 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   05767 1915-1997 Woodlawn National
PALMER Ruth 1932 Box 310, Corning, NY   J. C. Mitchell 94487
PARKER Grace 1932 58 Carol Ave., Yonkers, NY   George Curran 39963
RETAN Jeannette 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College {Jarecke}  86158 1916-2009 Prospect Cemetery
RIPLEY Harold 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Attends Millersville STC [Harriet Gillis]  20618 1914-1973 Woodlawn Cemetery
ROBBINS Arch 1932 Mainesburg, Pa.   [Gladys Campbell]  08184 1915-2002 Tioga CMG
SEELY Donald 1932 Fairdale, Pa.     97610 1912-1990 Vestal HIlls
SMITH Eloise 1932 Mainesburg, Pa.   Harold Chamberlain 03670 1913-1998 State Road Cemetery
SOPER Crystal 1932 72 Madison St., Geneva, NY   John Hall 59335 ca 1915-2005
STRAIT Eloise 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   Johnson  82735 1914-1986 Vestal Hills
STRAUGHN Robert 1932 3449 N. Carlyle St., Philadelphia, Pa.     86110 1915-1993
TANNER Glenn 1932 250 W. Henry St., Elmira, NY     36123 1914-1962 Coopers Plains Cem.
VANNORMAN Rosiland 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Teaches, Lawrenceville [Jerabek] 89072 1914-2005 Arlington Nat. Cem.
WARTERS Beatrice 1932 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   Richard Frank 53915 1914-1979 Tioga County Mem. Gardens
WELCH Mary Delphine 1932 Mainesburg, Pa.   Stanley Seymour 03570 1915-2008 State Road Cemetery
YOUNG Margaret 1932 Knoxville, Pa.   Bessemer 97600 1913-2010
Keith Roger Ayres
Thelma Barden
Naomi Bates
Barbara Baylis Helen E. Benedict

AYERS, Keith R. [SRGP 85597] – Keith R. Ayers [Tuffy], 76, of Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 1990, in Williamsport General Hospital. He was a member of VFW Post 6757 and VFW Dads. He was a veteran of World War II. He is remembered for his musical talent at the piano, his entertaining stories, and humor. Surviving are his wife Theresa Ayers, sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Judy Ayers of Mansfield, Charles and Vicky Ayers of South Williamsport; a daughter, Tessie Ayers of White River Junction, VT; stepson, Lyle Phillips of Campbell, NY; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. No visitation or funeral service was held, as he wished. He was cremated. – Wellsboro Gazette, 20 December 1990, p.48 

BATES, Naomi – [Millerton Column by C.P. Balch] – I received a letter this past week from Doris Bates Pilgrim of Augusta, Maine telling of the unexpected death of her sister, Naomi Bates Chandler of Rochester, on December 15th [1974]. Naomi was a music teacher in the Rochester School System. She is survived by her husband, William and two daughters. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and MSC. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Bates were Mansfield residents living on St. James St. and First St. – Wellsboro Gazette, 6 February 1975, p.12

BARDEN, Thelma Marie [SRGP 86207] - Thelma Marie "Barden" Wehrle, 88, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Cortland Memorial Hospital in Cortland, NY. Thelma was born on April 24, 1914 in Mansfield, a daughter of William Milton and Celia [Laugerbaum] Barden. She was the wife of the late Ray Campbell and William Wehrle. Marie retired from IBM in Binghamton, NY, after 25 years of employment. Marie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Norman & Pamela Campbell of Cortland, NY; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a special nephew, Denny Bell of Mansfield; and several other nieces and nephews. A viewing was held March 15 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, in Mansfield. A funeral was held following the viewing with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial was in Prospect cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 19, 2003, p.6
Melvin Brace
Wilbur Brown
Robert Dewey Carr
Harriette Cole
 Word has been received here of the death Sunday of Melvin Brace of Bath, New York, formerly of Mansfield.  Funeral service was Wednesday at the Fagan Funeral Home in Bath. Mr. Brace, a graduate of Mansfield High School and Mansfield State College, was a teacher in the Bath schools.  Among his survivors, in addition to his wife and children, are his mother, Mrs. Hazel Brace and brother Eben Brace, both of Mansfield.  (Complete obituary next week.)

 Melvin D. Brace, a Haverling High School teacher died suddenly Sunday morning on arrival at the Davenport hospital, the result of a heart attack. He was born in Mansfield January 11, 1914.  Son of Laven and Hazel Brace.  He was educated in Mansfield High School and Mansfield State Teachers College Class of 1936.  He taught for some time in Cohocton High School.  He was employed several years at the V.A. Center in Bath, NY, where he taught the blind from 1946 to 1963.  He has taught in Haverling High School for 16 years. He was a World War II Veteran and was a member of the Chas Westcott Legion Post of Bath.  A member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Bath, NY. Surviving are his wife Martha Rohde Brace; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Santamaw of Albany, NY, and Diane at home; one son Daniel at home; mother, Mrs. Hazel Brace and one brother, Eben Brace, both of Mansfield; one grandson, Brion of Albany. Funeral services were Wednesday at 2 pm at the Fagan Funeral Home.  Burial was in Nondago Cemetery, Bath, NY.

BROWN - Wilbur F. Brown, 70 years old, of Millerton, died on Thursday, July 21, 1983, as the result of an accidental shooting which occurred in the yard at his home. He was born June 10, 1913, in Rutland Township, a son of Fayette and Carrie Sweeley Brown. He was a retired steelworker for Streeter Associates, of Elmira, NY. Surviving are his wife, the former Clara Guy; two sons Wilbur L. of Gillett, and James F. of RD2, Middlebury Center; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce [Patricia] Davis of Hollywood, Fla.; two brothers, Thomas of RD1, Millerton and John of Corning, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Frank [Donna] Enderle of Elkland, and Mrs. Gilbert [Kathryn] Furman of Dover Springs, Fla., and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. The Rev. Edwin Green, pastor of the Roseville United Methodist Church, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 27, 1983

Harriet (Cole) Age 91, of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, February 19, 2006, at home surrounded by her loving family. Harriet was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Dennis Colegrove, in 1975. Harriet was born on April 16, 1914 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Jessie (Cleveland) Cole. She worked in the cafeteria of the Mansfield school system for 14 years, retiring in 1977. Harriet was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, was an avid bingo player, and loved to travel. Harriet is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd D. and Joyce Colegrove  of Mansfield, PA, James F. and Dot Colegrove of Wellsboro, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen F. and Gary Hesterlee of Pendleton, OR, Betty L. and Bill Mason of Georgetown, TN, Jessie D. and Chauncey Cline of Silver Springs, MD; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Alston and Helen Cole of San Jose, CA; a sister, Luella Townsend of Boynton Beach, FL; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Harriet was predeceased by her grandson and traveling companion, Richard Colegrove; brothers, Robert, Keith, Casius and Harry Cole; sisters, Desta Cole, Alice Fields and Mary Wheeler. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 21, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Pastor Jeff Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Co. Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Wellsboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Harriet's name to the Guthrie Hospice, R.R. 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.  

Gladys N. Fish
Anne Fleming
Letta Giles
John R. Hall

FISHGLADYS N. WELLS age 89, of Wellsboro, Pa., died January 28, 2003 at the Green Home.  She was the wife of the late LaVerne Spaulding who died in 1953.  Gladys was born April 25, 1913 in Mosherville, Pa., the daughter of the late Luther and Nettie Tomb Fish.  She was a graduate of Mansfield High School, class of "1932", a bookkeeper for Corning Glass, Corning, NY for ten years, and a cook at the Green Home for eight years retiring in 1983.  She was a member of the former Tioga United Methodist Church, Tioga, Pa., the Loyal Order of the Moose #1147, Ladies Auxiliary, Wellsboro, Pa. and was an avid bingo player.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Mary Spaulding, Wellsboro, Pa.; daughter, Barbara Jean Duryea, Halstead, Pa; sister, Iva Creeley, Mansfield, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerome (Kay) Fish, Tioga Junction, Pa., and Donald (Martha) Fish, Wellsboro, Pa., sisters-in-law, Helen Fish, Mansfield and Doris Spaulding, Painted Post, NY; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sisters, Velma Creeley and Ava Connelly, and brother, Edgar Fish.  Relatives and friends are invited to Gladys' Life Celebration on Thursday, January 30, 2003 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa.  Funeral to follow at 11:00 AM with Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial in Hammond Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette  

GILES - Letta A. Mitchell, (SRGP 02019) 95, of Winter Springs, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Monroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla.  She was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Mansfield, the daughter of Ira and Eula Brace Giles. Letta is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James D. & Mildred Mitchell of Summerfield, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Barrett Cockrum of Winter Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Lena Wood of Mansfield, Myra Smith of Horseheads, N.Y; five grandchildren, Cristina (Matthew) Cockrum Bizzarri of Hanover, Va., Anna (David Shelton) Mitchell of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Laura (Steven Provence) Mitchell of Bend, Ore., Clara (Craig Fraser) Mitchell of Bend, Ore., Martha Mitchell of Los Angeles, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James P. Mitchell in 2004. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, April 2, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Chris Schafer officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions in Letta's memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 or the Roseville United Methodist Church, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. - Wellsboro Gazette, March.31.2010

 John R.  HALL,  age 71, a resident of Yarmouthport, MA, since 1981, Wednesday, April 9, 1986 at the Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, MA, after a short illness. Mr. Hall was the husband of Chyrstal (Soper) Hall. Born in Rutland, Pa., he grew up in Rutland and Mansfield, Pa., and attended school in Mansfield. Mr. Hall graduated from the Mansfield State College in 1936. Upon graduation, he worked as a hay broker, buying and selling hay in Auburn, NY and Little Falls, NJ. Mr. Hall became a Chevrolet dealer in Troy, Pa. for 30 years. He was a widely-known wholesaler of automobiles in the East. Mr. Hall moved to Yarmouthport, MA, in 1981 from Troy, Pa. he was a life member of the Elks Club in Auburn, NY, and he belonged to many automobile dealer associations. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Patricia Cotoia of Marstons Mills, MA., Mother Blanche Hall of Mansfield, Pa., 2 grandchildren, David and Jennifer Strong of Marstons Mills, MA, brother-in-law, Wellwood Soper of Hendersonville, NC. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 14, at 11 a.m. at the Hallett Funeral Home, 283 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, MA. Visiting hours are omitted. Burial Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth, MA. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice Association of Cape Cod, 66 School Street, Hyannis, MA, 02601. A memorial service will be held on May 3, 1986 at 2 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa.

Pauline Hegele
Hannah Christine James
Robert Gordon Johns
Mary Knowlton

Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township --------------- MHS 1932
HEGELE - Pauline M. DeWitt, 82, of Wellsboro RR3 died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Canoe Camp, she was the daughter of Paul and Myra Goodall Hegele. She was a lifelong resident of the Wellsboro area. She worked in the dietary department of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, for over 10 years, and was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples and a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #1147. Preceding her in death was her husband, Lawrence G. DeWitt, on Feb. 4, 1980; and a son, Dale L. DeWitt in 1990. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, G. Daryl and Kathryn DeWitt of Covington, Paul R. and Clara DeWitt of Douglasville, Ga., and David L. DeWitt of Douglasville, Ga.; two daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie L. DeWitt of Wellsboro and Sherry and David Adams of Wellsboro; one sister, Lucille Lamphere of Shinglehouse; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces. Calling hours were held Sunday, Sept. 14, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Services were held there Monday, Sept. 15, with the Rev. Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial was made at Mainesburg Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 1997

JOHNS, Robert Gordon [SRGP 13731] – Word has been received of the death of Lt. Col. [Ret.] Robert G. Johns, age 67, of 3940 Coquina Key  Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida. He was born in Florida and was retired for the US Air Force. His brother, Wilbur Johns resides in Mansfield. Survivors include his wife, Anne; two sons, Robert and Brian, a daughter, Judith Fannin; one sister Eleanor Rush, all of St. Petersburg, Florida and another brother, Winthrop Johns of North Palm Beach, Florida. – Wellsboro Gazette, 29 April 1981, p.34

KNOWLTON - Mary Rasmussen, 83, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, where she resided. Born Feb. 7, 1913, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Ross and Bertha Redfield Knowlton. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, the Twilight Chapter #475 OES, the Lady Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield, and the Garden Club of Mansfield. Preceding her in death was her husband of 59 years, Gunnar Rasmussen. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jack and Betty Rasmussen of Corning, NY, and Joseph Rasmussen the friend, Cindy Mitchell of Mansfield; a daughter, Linda Rasmussen Montesi of Mansfield; five grandchildren. There will be no prior calling hours. Private funeral services were held for the family at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., Mansfield, Thursday, Jan. 2, with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiating. Burial was made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Mansfield, P 16933. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 8, 1997  

Doris Elizabeth Lauderbach
Sharlee N. Lockwood
Frances Moore
Genevieve Mudge

LOCKWOOD, Sharlee N. [SRGP 96521] – Sharlee N. Heatley, 83, of Wellsboro died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 4, 1914, in Canoe Camp, she was the daughter of Leslie and Cora Gorton Lockwood. She had lived in Wellsboro for the past 13 years. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, Sarah Circle and Friendly Circle. Preceding her in death were a son, Allan; a brother, Bert Lockwood; and a sister, Althea Lockwood Helton. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Curtis N. Heatley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fredric and Patricia Heatley of Laurens, SC, and Thomas J. and Carol Heatley of Hamburg, NY; one sister, Claire Harrington of Mansfield; grandchildren, Susan Heatley Campbell, Jason Heatley, Joshua Heatley, Steven Heatley, Julie Heatley, Leslie Heatley; and great-grandson, Andy Cheman. Calling hours were held Monday, Jan. 19, at the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, where services were held Tuesday, Jan. 20, with the Rev. Fred Hickok officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Wellsboro Gazette, 21 January 1998, p.6

MOORE -  Frances A. Odell, age 61, Mansfield RD#1, died Jan. 1, 1976 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born Aug. 18, 1914 in Mansfield, a daughter of Samuel and Nora Rice Moore. Surviving are her husband Horace J. Odell; 2 sons, Bruce and Curtis, both of Cortland, NY; sister, Mrs. Florence Dodge, Lindley, NY; 5 grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield and was the executive housekeeper at the Penn-Wells Hotel, Wellsboro, and had been for about 15 years. Private funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Rev. Richard Brenneman will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 8, 1976

MUDGE, Genevieve S. [SRGP 02565] - Genevieve S. Jutzi, 96, died on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at St Peter's Hospital. She was born on April 27, 1914 in Mansfield, Pa., daughter of the late Frank and Alice Mudge. She worked for Corning Glass as well as managed several area retail stores. After her retirement Genevieve began a new career of toll painting, quite often her work would be compared to that of Grandma Moses. She continued painting well into her 90's. Genevieve's passion in life was her animals. She loved horses, cats, and dogs; she referred to them as her family. Another passion of hers was square dancing with her late husband, George Jutzi. Genevieve is also predeceased by her daughter, Shelby Jean Brown. A special thanks to the caring nurses in the Hospice Inn. Fredendall – Albany NY Times, 24 April 2011

MUDGE, Genevieve S. [SRGP 02565] - Genevieve S. Jutzi was a feisty and independent woman, with a love for animals. “She lived in her home right up until the end by being so independent,” said Virginia Stewart, a longtime friend of Mrs. Jutzi. She died on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at St Peter’s Hospital. She was 96. “Gen grew up being an only child,” Mrs. Stewart went on. “She didn’t have anyone around her. She got her first horse when she was 5 years old. Being she didn’t have any siblings, that started her love for animals.” Mrs. Jutzi rode horses into her 80s, her friend said. Mrs. Jutzi was born on April 27, 1914 in Mansfield, Pa., the daughter of the late Frank and Alice Mudge. She worked for Corning Glass, and also managed several area retail stores. After her retirement, Mrs. Jutzi began a new career of tole painting, a folk art of decorative painting on tin and wooden objects. Quite, often her work would be compared to that of Grandma Moses. She continued painting well into her 90s. “She would paint wooden bowls, she would paint baskets, blanket chests, cabinets, and they would take the finished pieces off to craft fairs,” Mrs. Stewart said. “She would take unfinished wooden pieces that someone would make for them and she would paint on them.” Another passion of hers was square-dancing with her late husband George Jutzi. Her husband died before her, as did her daughter, Shelby Jean Brown. – Altamont Enterprise, 28 April 2011

William H. Neal
Willard Odell
C. Willard Odell, 81, of Elcor Nursing Facility, formerly of Tioga, died Friday, April 25, 1997. Born June 24, 1915, in Tioga, he was the son of Verne B. and Lulu Adamy Odell. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force.  He also worked as a gourmet chef in Hartford, Conn., and Long Island, NY. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Harold A. Odell and Malcolm J. Odell; and a sister, Lelah Mercer. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Robert N. and Joan O'Dell of Horseheads, NY; a sister-in-law, Dorothy T. Odell of Savannah, Ga.; three nieces, Lucinda O. Bealin of N. Caldwell, NJ, Colleen Thompkins of East Syracuse, and Kelly Forsyth of Erin; several grand-nieces. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at Woodlawn National Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeffrey Bell officiating.
Edith Jeannette Retan
Harold Furman Ripley
Arch Robbins
Donald L. Seeley

RETAN, Jeannette [SRGP 86158] - May 25, 1916 - Oct. 4, 2009 - Jeannette Jarecke, 93, of Dallas, Oregon, died Oct. 4, 2009. She was born in Chambersburg, Pa., and led a full and active life. She married Walter Jarecke in 1942 and they had three children. As well as being a mother, she was a gifted teacher of children and earned a doctorate from West Virginia University. She taught special education in elementary grades and taught teacher education as a professor at Auburn University in Alabama. She moved to Oregon in 1984 following the death of her husband to be near her daughter and family. She was instrumental in their lives as well as becoming a master weaver, spending many hours at Mission Mill weaving. She will be greatly missed by her family. She married Wesley Sherrill in 1988; he died in 2003. Survivors include her children, Pete, Ann (Elegant) and George; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. As per her wishes, there will be no service. – Polk County Itemizer-Observer, 14 October 2009

ROBBINS, Archibald R. (SRGP 08184)
Archibald R. Robbins Age 86, of Mansfield, Pa, died on Monday, January 21, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. He was born on May 27, 1915 in Mainesburg, Pa, the son of the late Archibald R. and Grace M. ( Rinebold) Robbins, Sr. Archie was a self-employed dairy farmer. He was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. Archie was a member of the Mansfield Area School District School Board for over 17 years. He was a member of the Corey Creek Golf Club and the Corey Creek Watershed . Archie was also a past member of the East Sullivan Grange. He was passionate about traveling and enjoyed bowling. Archie is survived by his wife Gladys C. (Campbell) Robbins of Mansfield, Pa; daughters, Roberta( Gordon) Harvey of Mainesburg, Pa. and Margaret M.R. ( Jonathan S.M.) Foss of Naples, Fla.; sons, Don R. ( Peggy J) Robbins of Mainesburg, Pa., and Thomas R. ( Edna E.) Robbins of Mainesburg, Pa; Grandchildren, Ginger Lewis, Donna Robbins, Bradley Robbins, Larry Harvey, Joe Harvey, Alan Harvey, and Christopher Harvey; Great grandchildren, Pamela Brueilly, Stephen Ensminger, Jessica Harvey, and Jennifer Harvey. He is predeceased by his grandson, Wade Robbins; Brother Otis Robbins; sister Anna Webster. Friends may call at Scuremans Funeral Home, Inc. 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa., on Friday, January 25, 2002, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday January 26, 2002 from 9 to 10 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff, pastor of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp. Pa. Memorial contributions in Mr. Robbins’ name may be directed to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 236, Mainesburg, Pa.16932 or to the American Cancer Society, Tioga-North Central Region, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701.
Eloise Smith
Chrystal Soper
Ella Louise Strait
Robert Acworth Straughn

SMITH - ELOISE SMITH CHAMBERLAIN, 85, of Mansfield died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born May 5, 1913, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of David T. and Ella E. Ryan Smith. She was the wife of Harold B. Chamberlain. She was a member of Bakerburg Community Church and was an avid reader and flower gardener. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one son, Richard Chamberlain, in 1991; and one sister and three brothers. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Herbert Gusitsch of Mansfield and Carol and William VanOrden of Bellefonte; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Kennedy Chamberlain of Mansfield; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lyle and Evelyn Smith of Mainesburg and Robert and Alice Smith of Hyannis, Mass.; one sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Edson Shaw of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 7 at 2 pm at the Bakerburg Community Church, Rte. 6, four miles east of Mainesburg, with the Rev. Charles Park officiating. Burial will be made at the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.

   Chrystal M. (Soper) (SRGP 59335) Age 90 of Yarmouth Port, MA, died November 2, 2005 at the Rosewood Manor in Harwich. She was  predeceased by her husband, John R. Hall, owner of the former Hall Motor Company of Troy, PA. Mrs. Hall was born in Rutland, PA. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and Mansfield State College in Mansfield, PA. Chrystal was instrumental in the founding of Girl Scouting and the Parent Teachers Association in Troy, PA. She headed and served on the library board for many years in Troy and organized an environmental group that planted many trees through the community. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship in Boston, MA for fifty years. Chrystal, a voracious reader, was astute in politics and nutrition, the environment and world events. She was an accomplished cook. She was also educated in classical music. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Hall) Strong and her husband Frank J. of Osterville, MA; one brother, Wellwood Soper of Hendersonville, NC; two grandchildren, David Strong of North Easton, MA and Jennifer A. Strong of Melrose, MA; and two great-grandchildren, Alicia and Nicole Strong of North Easton, MA. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 7 at 12:00 Noon in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth Port. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 369, Hyannis, MA 02601.

STRAUGHN, Robert A. [SRGP 86110] - Mansfield News & Views Column - Word has been received here of the death of Robert A. Straughn in San Francisco, Calif. He was the son of the late President William Straughn of Mansfield Normal School. He grew up in Mansfield and was a graduate of Mansfield High School. - Wellsboro Gazette, 1 September 1993, p.30   (Lived in San Anotnio, TX)

Glenn Hammond Tanner
Rosalind Lucile VanNorman
Beatrice Marie Warters

TANNER, Glenn [SRGP 36123] – Glenn M. Tanner, Sr., 47, of 123 Fairview Ave., Painted Post, died Friday, June 1, 1962. He was operator of the Painted Post Liquor Store; member of Christ Episcopal Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Dorothy Kniffen Kelley; son, Glenn, Jr.; daughters, Leslie, at home, Patricia of Jamestown; sisters, Mrs. George Lounsbury of Mansfield and Mrs. Franklin Smith of Blossburg. Funeral service was held at Christ Episcopal Church, Painted Post Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. David Carter officiated. Burial was in Coopers Plains Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 6 June 1962, p.4

Van NORMAN, Rosalind [SRGP 89072] – Rosalind Van Norman Jerabek, 90, an educator in specific language disabilities, died Saturday, March 5, 2005 in Frederick, MD. Mrs. Jerabek was born in Elmira, NY, June 7, 1914. She was the daughter of Marian and Karl Van Norman, granddaughter of Harvey and Cora Van Norman of Mansfield and Augustus Greener of Elmira, NY. She was married to the late Charles Jerabek. Her early years were spent in Mansfield where she received her diploma in elementary education from Mansfield State Teachers College, Mansfield. Her grandfather, Harvey Justin Van Norman was a professor of languages at the college and her father, Karl F. Van Norman, was athletic director of the football team. He was honored posthumously when the football stadium was named “Van Norman Field.” He was also honored by his induction into the Mansfield University Hall of Fame. Mrs. Jerabek’s first teaching position was in a one room school house in Lawrenceville. She followed her grandmother, Cora Van Norman in teaching at the same school. After her marriage she moved to Aurora and Joliet, Ill., where she continued teaching in the public school system. Several years later she moved to Bethesda, ND to join her sister, Pauline Van Norman Rice, at the Reading Center in Bethesda, MD, to teach the Anna Gillingham Method of helping children to excel in reading, spelling and writing skills. Family survivors include three children, Marianne of Florida, Susan of California, Patricia of Pennsylvania, two sisters, Pauline Van Norman Rice of Maryland, Claire Van Norman Dillman of Wellsboro, and six grandchildren. Funeral services and burial were in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA where her husband, a World War II veteran is buried. – Wellsboro Gazette, 10 August 2005, p.6

WARTERS, Beatrice L. [SRGP 53915] – Mrs. Beatrice L. Frank, 64, wife of Richard M. Frank, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, October 16, 1979 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born November 10, 1914, at Lambs Creek, Tioga County, she was a daughter of Alfred and Rosemond Rice Warters. Mrs. Frank was a former employee of Remington Rand, Elmira, NY. She was a member of Lambs Creek Bible Church and the Mansfield 55 Club. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Glenn of Millerton, and Dean R. of Lambs Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Verne Doud, of Mansfield RD 2; three sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Hitchcock of Mansfield, Mrs. Glenn Scott in Texas and Mrs. Samuel Kerr, of Endicott, NY; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at the church in Lambs Creek. Burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Theodore Decker, her pastor, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, 24 October 1979, p.12

Mary Delphine Welch
Margaret Elizabeth Young

WELCH - SEYMOUR, Mary Delphine Welch
92, of Mainesburg, PA, died January 6, 2008, in Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 29, 1915 in Mainesburg, PA, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude Palmer Welch. Mary was a lifelong member of State Road Baptist Church where she was Organist for many years and a dedicated Church worker. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, who loved her family, Church, flowers, and baking. Mary is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, R. Duane and Marilyn Seymour of Mainesburg, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda S. Farrell of Mansfield, PA, Marcia S. and Gilbert Romaine of Waynesboro, PA; grandchildren, Mary Lynn Seymour, Marie Seymour, Amy (Bill) Hartman, Alan (Melanie) Seymour, Jennifer Everetts, Jeffrey (Kelly) Farrell, Jonathan Romaine, Katie Romaine; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Bentley of Mansfield, PA; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Sterling of Troy, PA, and Lillian Welch of Troy, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley in 1991, and a brother, Darwin Welch. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 11:30 with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Mary's memory may be directed to the State Road Baptist Church c/o Duane Seymour, Treasurer, 122 Spring Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932.

YOUNG Margaret Elizabeth Mainus
age 97, of Lawrenceville, PA, died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Corning Hospital. She was born April 9, 1913 in Enosburg, VT, a daughter of Julius and Chastina (Lawrence) Young. Margaret was a school teacher in Special Education in Little Marsh, Knoxville, and Westfield Elementary Schools for 40 years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church in Westfield, the Eastern Star in Knoxville, and the Retired Teachers Association. She played the organ for area churches.  Margaret is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Bernadette Mainus of Lawrenceville; a daughter, Ann Foster of Kansas City, KS; grandchildren, David Lawrence U.S. Air Force, stationed in S. Korea, Diana Lee Foster of Kansas City, KS, Margaret Ann Foster of Ventura, CA; and several great grandchildren; a brother, Irving Young of Ventura, CA. Margaret was predeceased by a son, John Bessemer.  In keeping with Margaret’s wishes, there will be no services. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.  Buckheit Funeral Home obituary.

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