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Mansfield High School Graduates 1913 to 1937
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.

Wellsboro Gazette, 6 July 1977, p.2

Mansfield High School Class of 1935 Holds Reunion 

On Saturday, Jun 25th the class of 1935 met at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Horace Runey [Beth Freligh] in Horseheads, NY for a picnic. The Runey’s have a beautiful old home furnished with antiques throughout. The class members enjoyed tours through the stately home and the picnic was set up in a barn filled with antiques. Beth also has a business in Horseheads selling antiques. The members and other guests attending were Mr. & Mrs. Durland Wells [Arlene Ayres] Bethesda, MD, Mr. & Mrs. Gerry Canon [Marjorie Larrison] and Jack Larrison of Rexford Crossing; Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Parker, Morristown, NY, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Berguson, Mansfield, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Cleveland [Jane Ely], Breesport, NY, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Conevery [Betty Meaker] Wellsboro, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Cole, Mansfield, Mr. & Mrs. Stuart West [Sara Clark], Mansfield, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Clark [ Doris Benedict] Mansfield. Mr. & Mrs. Rutsor Erway [Virginia Shaw], Wellsboro, Mrs. Margaret Shepard Hutcheson, Hughesville, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hughes, Bakerstown, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Strange, Mansfield, Mrs. Mary Swan Thompson McElroy and granddaughter, Mansfield, Mr. & Mrs. Colie Rush [Eleanor Johns] Mansfield, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Amoroso [Marian Lent], Williamsport, Mrs. Laura Shaw Tooker, Mansfield.  Letters and pictures from some who could not attend were read and passed around. They were from Erma Beagle Friedman, Wilmington, Del., Arlene Sparling Sillaman, Fort Wayne, Ind., Lorna McCrumb McClelland, Baltimore, Md., Pauline VanNorman Rice, Bethesda, Md., Mr. & Mrs. Rex Elder [Janet Alger and Rex were both classmates] Tiburon, California, Pearl Wood Gottshall, Hatboro, PA, and Betty Knowlton Young, Winter Haven, Florida. The next reunion was planned for two years from now in 1979 with plans incomplete. 

Wellsboro Gazette, 13 August 1980, p.5

Mansfield Class of ‘35 Holds 45th Reunion Aug. 2 

The Mansfield High School class of 1935 held their 45th reunion at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Stuart L. West of Mansfield on Saturday, August 2. The occasion was celebrated with a picnic with sixteen class member present. With spouses and family there were thirty-five in attendance. Many letters were received from members of the class unable to attend. These were from Mary Swan Thompson McElroy, Austin, Texas; Col. Brunswick Leonard, Somerset, Texas; Bette Knowlton Young, Winter Haven, Florida; Pauline Van Norman Rice, Port St. Lucie, Florida; Milton Boyden, Covelo, California; Janet and Rex Elder, Tiburon, California [both members]; Arlene Sparling, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Pearl Wood Gottshall, Hatboro; Lorna McCrumb McClelland, Baltimore, Maryland; and Lena Lewis Rieppel, Mansfield. Those were read and enjoyed. Those attending were: Mr. & Mrs. Byron Benedict [Eloise Benson], Mr. & Mrs. Rutsor Erway [Virginia Shaw], Mr. & Mrs. Robert Conevery [Betty Meaker], all of Wellsboro; Mr. & Mrs. Donald Cleveland [Jane Ely], Breesport, NY; Mr. & Mrs. Jack Raymond [Beatrice Cleveland], Stroudsburg; Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Parker, Wyalusing; Mr. & Mrs. Donald Douglass [Janet Beals] Sarasota, Florida; Charles Hughes, Bakerstown; Mrs. Margaret Shepard Hutcheson, Muncy; Mrs. Evelyn Barnes Wells, Valporaiso, Florida; Mr. & Mrs. Robert Strange, Mr. & Mrs. Colie Rush [Eleanor Johns], Mr. & Mrs. Howard Clark [Doris Benedict], Mrs. Laura Shaw Tooker and daughter Patricia; Mr. & Mrs. Harry Cole, and Mr. & Mrs. Stuart West [Sara Clark], all of Mansfield. The class was greatly saddened by the recent death of Neal Hager. Neal and his wife Margaret Cummings Hager, were both members of the class.

ALGER Janet 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Rex Elder] 42598 1917-2006
AYERS Arlene 1935 501 S. Williams St., Elmira, NY   [Durland Wells]  42481 MSTC 1916-2011 Jobs Corners Cemetery
BAILEY Josephine 1935 Mansfield, Pa.   [Wendell Hitchcock]  17070 MSTC 1918-1966 Prospect Cemetery
BARNES Evelyn 1935 Cumberland School, 39 Auburn Pl., Brooklyn, NY    [Wells] 95488 1919-1991
BEAGLE Erma 1935 Mansfield, Pa.    Milton Friedman 83347 1915-1992 Delaware
BENEDICT Doris 1935 R D 1, Endicott,NY   Howard Clark 22918 1917-2010 Prospect Cemetery
BENSON Eloise 1935 Mansfield, Pa.   Byron Benedict 12821 1917-1985 Prospect Cemetery
BENSON Marian 1935 In yearbook, but not alumni listing. [Sidney Powlinson] 59417 1917-2009 Watson Cemetery
BURGUSON Walter 1935 Arnot, Pa.     90424 1917-1998 Arnot
BOYDEN Milton 1935 Mainesburg, Pa. Attends College[Of Covelo CA in 1996.] [Joyce Isaacs]  54442 MSTC 1918-2008
CHEESMAN Kenneth 1935 2 Eldred Place, Elmira, NY Attends Bus. Institute   92377 1918-1979
CLARK Sara 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   76542 MSTC 1918-1994 Middlebury Union
CLEVELAND Beatrice 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   84749 MSTC 39 1918-2013
COLE Harry 1935 Mansfield, Pa.   [Betty Scott]  39463 1917-2001 Oakwood Cemetery
CUMMINGS Margaret 1935 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   [Neil Hagar]  82983 1918-2000
ELDER Rex 1935 4349 Andover Terrace, Pittsburgh, Pa.   [Janet Alger] 87337 1917-2018
ELY Jane 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   85749 MSTC 1916-2014
FRELIGH Beth 1935 Mansfield, Pa.   Joe Matthews 92017 1917-1991
FROST Robert 1935 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.     51779 1917-1990
GWINN Ben 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   94668 1918-1960 Athens PA
HAGER Neal 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Margaret Cummings]  27729 1917-1980 North Carolina
HUGHES Charles 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College See Below 65462
JOHNS Eleanor 1935 Mansfield, Pa.   [Colie Rush] 18483 1919-1994
JONES Alfred 1935 Photo in yearbook, but not on alumni listing in 1938 [Della Welch] 17147 1917-1966 Prospect Cemetery
KNOWLTON Betty 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Robert Young]  05070 1915-1993
LARRISON Marjorie 1935     97513 1917-2013 Pottstown
LENT Marian 1935 Wellsboro, Pa. Beauty Work [Amoroso] 86604 1917-1999
LEONARD Brunswick 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   75743 1917-1999 Houston TX
LEWIS Lena 1935 R D, Westfield, Pa.   Paul Rieppel 08080 1917-2009 TCMG
MacCRUMB Lorna 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   83350 1917-2001 Baltimore
MEAKER Bettie 1935 Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.     91797 1916-1999
NEAL Betty 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends Wooster Coll, Ohio [Manross][Chastain] 91232 MSTC 39
PARKER Ernest 1935 Mansfield, Pa.     91742 MSTC 41 1917-1997 Bradford C Mem Park
REDNER Arthur 1935 67 Davis St., Corning, NY Attends College   97514 MSTC 39 1917-1994 Woodlawn Cem., Elmira
RIPLEY Marian 1935 Clifton Springs, NY Proably died before 1956    97440
SHAW Virginia 1935 Mansfield, Pa.   Roby 20500 1918-1980 Tioga County Mem. Gardens
SHAW Laura 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College {Tooker}  23096 1917-1999 Prospect Cemetery
SHEPARD Margaret 1935 Covington, Pa. Attends College [Hutcheson]  97516 1917-2000 Texas
SPARLING Arlene 1935 Mansfield, Pa.  Ella Mae's Beauty Shop [Sillaman] 79051 1916-2008 Florida
STARKEY Genevieve 1935 227 Williams St., Williamsport, Pa. Beauty Work  [Dorsett, Hoover] 87939 1918-1993 Muncy Cemetery
STRANGE Robert 1935 Mainesburg, Pa.   [Margaret Rohrey]  04335 1917-1983 Myrtle Beach NC
THOMPSON Mary Swan 1935 Randolph Field, Texas   I. W. McElroy 83352 1917-1984 Oakwood Cemetery
VanNORMAN Pauline 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Peter Rice]  90576 1917-2013 Arlington Nat. Cem.
WEBSTER Marshall 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Kathleen Radabugh]  13377 1918-1977
WELCH Darwin 1935 Mainesburg, Pa.   Ruth Nash, [Lillian Brown] 03574 1917-1993 State Road Cemetery
WILSON James 1935 Mansfield, Pa.     35770 1915-2002 Oakwood Cemetery
WOODARD Stanley 1935 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   87763 1916-1944 Prospect Cemetery
WOOD Pearl 1935 York & Tabor Roads, Jewish Hosp, Phila., Pa   [Gottschall] 57508 1918-2006
Janet Alger
Arlene Ayers
Josephine Bailey
Evelyn Barnes
Wellsboro Gazette, January 5, 1939, p.1
Announce Engagement of Mansfield Girl, Boro Man
The engagement of Miss Janet Alger, daughter of Prof. & Mrs. Hugh Alger of Mansfield to Rex A. Elder, son of Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Elder of Wellsboro was announced at a tea given Thursday at the home of Miss Phyllis Grant in Mansfield. The tea was also a farewell party to Miss Alger, who left Friday with her parents to spend several weeks in Florida. Miss Alger is a senior at the Mansfield Teachers College. Mr. Elder is attending the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh.

BAILEY, Nellie Josephine [SRGP 17070] - Mrs. Josephine B. Hitchcock, 48, wife of Wendell W. Hitchcock, of 21 Saint James Street, Mansfield, died Tuesday, July 19, 1966 in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital at Wellsboro. She was admitted following a heart attack on Sunday. She was born in Mansfield March 31, 1918, daughter of Mrs. Ethel B. Stickler Bailey, of Mansfield, and the late Arthur W. Bailey. A grad of Mansfield public schools and Mansfield State College, she was a first grade teacher in the Mansfield elementary schools last year and previously had taught at the Williamson school in Tioga. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. Surviving besides her husband and her mother are two sons, Wendell Jr., serving in the U.S. Navy at Norfolk, and Thomas, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Nancy Chamberlain, of Mainesburg; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Shea of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Jeanette Rose and Mrs. Tretha Newton, of Mansfield; two brothers, H. Donald Bailey of Warshaw, NY, and Marvin, of Mansfield RD 3. There are three grandchildren. Funeral was held last Friday at 2:00 p.m. from the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Harry Sagar officiating. Burial in Mansfield Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 28, 1966

Emma Beagle
Doris Benedict
M. Eloise Benson
Marian Benson
Benedict - Doris E. Clark, 93, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. In keeping with Doris's wishes, there will be no services.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - December 15, 2010

BENSON - MRS. M. ELOISE BENSON BENEDICT, 68, wife of Byron R. Benedict, of RD 2, Wellsboro, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1985, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 20, 1917, at Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of Archie and Jennie Wilcox Benson. Mrs. Benedict was a member of Whitneyville United Methodist Church, and served as organist there for many years. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Miss Nancy Benedict of Northumberland; two sons, John of RD 2, Wellsboro, and Robert of RD 1, Mansfield; a sister, Geraldine English, of Wellsboro, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held at the church on Saturday. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Revs. Gregory D. Moors, her pastor, and John J. Dromazos, of ansville, officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church.

91, of Roseville, PA, was called home to be with the Lord, January 19, 2009 at Bradford County Manor. She was born June 20, 1917 in Elmira, NY, the only child of Jerome and Mary Sweely Benson. Marian was employed as a beautician and retired from the Warren L. Miller school cafeteria. Marian was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Barbara of Mansfield, PA, James and Michele of Millerton, PA, Richard and Brenda of Covington, PA, Arthur of Mansfield, PA; 11 grandchildren, Kim, Cindy, David, Joshua, Vicky, Sarah, Amy, Amber, Darlene, Jennifer and Jason; 15 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Marlena, Noel, Celeste, Kortney, Kasey, Lauren, Kaitlen, Warren, Abigail, Eli, Ethan, Chelsea, Kevin and Tyler. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Sidney, on July 29, 2006; and a granddaughter, Diane. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Thursday, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Christopher Schafer officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marian's memory may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, PA 16933. Sympath"e" cards may be sent to Marian's family at Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/20/2009  

Walter B. Berguson
Milton Flynn Boyden
Kenneth Gerald Cheesman
Sara Clark

BERGUSON, Walter B. [SRGP 90424] – Walter B. Berguson, 81, of Mansfield RR 1, formerly of Blossburg, died Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at home. Born Aug. 25, 1917, in Arnot, he was the son of John and Edith Johnson Berguson. He attended the Arnot School for 11 years and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1935. He worked in the mines for three years and retired from the former W&K Foundry, Blossburg, in 1965, after 28 years of service. A dairy farmer for the last 45 years on the family farm, Berguson Dairy Farm, Mansfield, he served as a director for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and the Agriculture Stabilization Conservation Services. He was community director of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Second Armored Division and was in active service from North Africa to Berlin. He drove a tank and participated in sic major battles in Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, the Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the Belgian Fourraguere, the Purple Heart, six Battle Stars, and one Bronze Arrowhead. He married his wife of 52 years, the former Iris L. Strong, on Sept. 27, 1946, in Blossburg. He was a lifetime member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Arnot, and served on its council. He was a member of the Blossburg Lodge F&AM, #350, the Arnot Cemetery Association, the Tioga County Historical Society, and a charter member of the Arnot Sportsman’s Club. He belonged to the Blossburg American Legion, William B. Wilson Post 572, the Mansfield VFW Post #6757, and was a lifetime member of the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg. He was a charter member of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame board of directors. In 1997, he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame for baseball. He enjoyed hunting and sports, especially baseball and bowling. Preceding him in death were his sister, Agnes Kendrick and his brother, Harold C. Berguson. Surviving besides his wife are two sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Paul D. Berguson of Sugarloaf and Bruce W. and Peggy Berguson of Mansfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Deidre and John Jago of Sugarloaf; five grandsons; one granddaughter; four brothers, Gordon of Blossburg, John R. of Covington, Donald of Wellsboro and Robert of Arnot; two sisters, Ethel Thompson of Morris and Bertha Young of Herkimer, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St., Blossburg, on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gregory Hinton, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro and Rev. John Whitfield, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, officiating. Burial with full military honors will be made at Arnot Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, PO Box 9, Arnot, PA 16911, or to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Main & Sherwood Streets, Mansfield, PA 16933. – Wellsboro Gazette, 4 November 1998, p.6

BOYDEN, MILTON FLYNN "The Willits News" [Willits, Mendocino Co., CA], Friday, 19 Dec 2008:

Graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, at Valley View Cemetery in Covelo for Milton Flynn Boyden, Ph.D, who died Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at age 90. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Anker-Lucier Mortuary.

"Ukiah Daily Journal" [Ukiah, Mendocino Co., CA], Monday, 22 Dec 2008:

Dr. Milton Flynn Boyden, 90, died December 16, 2008 -- Milton Boyden, a lifelong educator known equally for his powerful intellect and for his strong support of rural culture, died Tuesday at his home in Covelo, California. The cause was cardio-pulmonary arrest following a hip fracture and subsequent pneumonia. Home from the hospital on December 5th, he had an early Christmas at home with Joyce, his wife of 58 years, and daughter Carol. Milton was born on January 2, 1918 in Mainesburg, PA to Flynn and Angelina Boyden. Growing up on a dairy farm, Milton's home contributions began early, working with cattle and horse teams at the age of five, and learning the value of informed effort which was the hallmark of his professional career. Following his Bachelors of Science degree at Mansfield University, he served in the Pacific during World War II, flying over Nagasaki three days after the atom bomb was dropped there, and voicing his doubt about clearing the fortified beaches of southern Okinawa Island with atomic bombs. The U.S. Army Airforce awarded S/SGT Milton Boyden the Good Conduct Medal the American Campaign Medal, The Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, one Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon his return to the United States, Milton married the beautiful Joyce Isaacs in 1950. They remained married for life, and would have celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on December 30th. Their marriage was characterized by infallible kindness and mutual devotion. Dr. Boyden took his Masters of Science [1950] and Doctor of Educational Philosophy [1955] from Cornell University, focusing on Small Schools Resources. Working in the field of education on the federal, state, and local levels, he worked on the East Coast until 1963. Traveling with his family throughout the western United States in the mid-sixties, he visited rural and remote areas, gathering data on educational access for Native Americans, resource expansion in remote locations, and local strategies for delivering college prep and agricultural practices education. Always interested in small communities' efforts to secure successful futures for their children, he championed the work being done to sustain self-reliance and cultural preservation in scores of little towns. Along the way, he always found the men and women examining and documenting the fossil record of these wild places, acquiring fossil samples of the territories he visited. Arriving in Mendocino County in 1972, Milton worked as Superintendent of the Round Valley Unified School District until 1978. When California passed Proposition 13 into law, he worked tirelessly to ensure that property tax equalization would take effect to ensure sufficient income for California's rural schools with low tax bases. Upon his retirement, he worked on the board of the Covelo Volunteer Fire Department, bringing in funds to support improvements in training and equipment. Serving on the Mendocino County Board of Education from 1983 to 1991, he stood for equal access and for fiscal responsibility. As President of the Mendocino County Board of Education he focused on the Academic Enrichment Committee, Budget Committee, Policy Committee and improvement communications within the California County Boards of Education. He served on the California School Board Association's Legislative Network and Delegate Assembly, who honored him in 1990 for his outstanding contribution to California public schools and the students they serve. Home in Round Valley, Milton worked with his friends and neighbors to maintain local farms in cooperation with community partners, alleviating the effects of the star thistle and drought in native meadows through the development of perennial undergrowth and consistent harvest. He wrote grants to support post-secondary and adult education in Round Valley. Milton always maintained his faith in the ability of rural people to meet their challenges and overcome modern obstacles to community success. He remained available to everyone until the end. Dr. Milton Flynn Boyden was preceded in death by his son Milton Frank Boyden in 1981. He is survived by his wife Joyce Boyden of Round Valley, his daughter Sylvia Padilla of Ukiah, his daughter Carol Boyden of Round Valley, his son David Boyden of Hayward, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss him. Graveside service will be at Valley View Cemetery Tuesday, December 23 at 2 pm. Arrangements under the care and direction of Anker-Lucier Mortuary.

CLARK, Sara Louise [SRGP 76542] – Sara L. West, 76, of Mansfield RR 1 and 17 E. Bayshore Drive, Daytona Beach, Fla., died Monday, May 30, 1994, at the Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Fla.. Born Jan. 27, 1918, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Budd A. and Louise Bates Clark. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Eastern Star Twilight Chapter #475, Mansfield, the Corey Creek Women’s Golf Association and the Mansfield University Alumni Association. She was a 1935 graduate of the Mansfield High School and a 1939 graduate of the former Mansfield State Teachers College. she taught home economics in Mount Union for one year. She and her husband were married July 8, 1940 and together they owned West’s Motel, Mansfield, until 1968. Preceding her in death was her husband of 53 years, Stuart L. West, on Nov. 18, 1993. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Paulette West of Fairbanks, Alaska, Thomas and Diana West of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Linda West of Ozark, Ark,; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Gary LeBlanc of Mansfield and Marjorie and Robert Berguson of Ruston, La.; one brother, Budd A. Clark of Wysox; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, June 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. An Eastern Star service will be held there at 7:45 p.m. Services will be held Friday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating. Burial will be made at Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, E. Wellsboro and S. Academy Streets, Mansfield, PA 16933 or to the American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. – Wellsboro Gazette, 1 June 1994, p.12

Beatrice Cleveland
Harry W. Cole
Margaret Cummings
Rex Alfred Elder
CLEVELAND Beatrice C. Raymond
94, of Leesburg, Fla., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Tavares, Fla. Beatrice was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Mansfield, to Welch and Helen (Dreas) Cleveland. She graduated from Mansfield University in 1939, married Jack Raymond in 1941, and taught elementary school in Stroudsburg for 23 years. She is survived by son, Asa D. Raymond and his wife Patricia of Bowling Green, Ky.; son Jon M. Raymond and his wife Mary Ellen of Cary, N.C.; daughter-in-law Marilyn Raymond of Lancaster; sister, Donna Strein of Montoursville; sister, Helen Kodish of Lewistown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; a son, Gary; a brother, Ellis Cleveland and a sister, Doris Rathbun. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday Nov. 10, at the Lake Square Presbyterian Church in Leesburg, Fla. Memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to the Music Ministry at Lake Square Presbyterian Church, 10200 Morningside Drive: Leesburg, Fla. 34788.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 30, 2013

Harry W. Cole, 84, of Mansfield died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at the Green  Home, Wellsboro.   Born June 3, 1917, in Mansfield, he was the son of Thomas and Jessie Cleveland Cole.  He was a retired Mansfield Boro employee and a World War II Army veteran.  Surviving are his wife, the former Betty Scott; two sons and daughters-in-law,  Harry Jr. and Joyce of Newport News, Va., and Richard and Betty Joe of  Gibsonia; two sisters, Harriett Colegrove of Mansfield and Luella Townsend of   Cape Coral, Fla.; one brother, Alston of San Jose, Calif.; and five grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, with  the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating.   Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Fire and Ambulance Association, S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa.; or the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Sherwood Street, Mansfield, Pa.   Arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield.

Rex Alfred Elder - His Life and Obituary

ELDER, Rex [SRGP 87337] - Rex Alfred Elder, born October 4, 1917, passed away at his home in The Tamalpais (Greenbrae, California) after a short illness on February 24, 2018. Rex was the youngest of three children of George Alfred and Jane Elder. Rex is survived by his four children, Jack Elder, Carol Weatherspoon, Susan Mathis, and Will Elder, as well as eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Rex was preceded by his wife of 66 years, Janet Alger Elder, and his dear companion Mary Mackey. Rex was born in the lumber town of Laquin in northern Pennsylvania, where his father managed the mill. The large manager’s house he was born was the last to stand in that company town, which became a ghost town after the lumber was harvested from the area. He remembered riding on the draft horses that skidded the logs to the mill in those days. His father moved from mill to mill, and survived comfortably through the depression era by cutting maple and cherry lumber sold to the furniture factories, and ash for Louisville Slugger baseball bats. Rex learned the mill trades and drove lumber trucks in the 1930s. He was always expected to go to college, and when the time came he moved to Pittsburgh where his sister was living to attend Carnegie Institute (now Carnegie Mellon University), where he earned his civil engineering degree. He then attended Oregon State University, where he received his Master’s Degree. Rex had an illustrious career as a hydraulic engineer, working on dams, coal and nuclear power plants and troubleshooting all types of large pumps and other of hydraulic machinery. He was particularly known for his work on stratified flows. He worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority from 1943 to 1973. In 1947 he was promoted to director of the TVA Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory in Norris, Tennessee. In 1973, Rex retired from TVA after being recruited by Bechtel Corporation to head their in-house Hydraulics/Hydrology group in San Francisco. He spent the rest of his life in Marin County, where he and Janet built a beautiful house in Tiburon overlooking San Francisco and Angel Island. He worked at Bechtel until 1985, travelling extensively to solve hydraulic problems around the world in France, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, Chile, Bolivia, Algeria, Australia and elsewhere. Rex continued to work as an engineering consultant after his retirement until 2001. Over his career, Rex served leadership roles in the International Association for Hydraulic Research, which took him to global conferences. He received many awards and recognitions for his engineering achievements. Among these were Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and designated Distinguished Alumnus by Carnegie Mellon University. Rex was also chosen for the Engineering Hall of Fame for Sustained & Meritorious Engineering Contributions at Oregon State University. Rex always made time to serve his community as well. In Norris he chaired the Water Commission for 30 years, making sure the town had a reliable and safe water supply. Rex was a devoted family man. He was generous in his time, money and other support, providing for his children’s education, housing and other needs throughout his life. Although not a particularly religious person, he instilled a lifelong sense of moral character in all of his children. From an early age, he would take them fishing and exploring on the shores of Norris Lake, which they soon discovered were strewn with many Indian artifacts and Paleozoic fossils. This led to some of their lifelong interests. When his daughters became interested in equestrian activities, he bought them a horse and arranged to use a pasture nearby, which he then fenced and built a barn. He loved building things and used his access to the TVA lab’s shop facility to build toys, furniture and many other useful items. He taught his children how to use many types of tools and machinery. Rex was always a woodsman at heart. He loved to walk, and he took his family on many long walks through the woods of Tennessee, instilling a love of nature. He also enjoyed traipsing through the woods hunting grouse and floating the rivers hunting ducks. Fishing was a huge pastime. He bought a canoe which he and his sons used to fish the rivers and lakes of East Tennessee on an almost nightly basis. When he moved to California, he started taking his family on salmon fishing trips in British Columbia with his dear friend Duncan Hay. Rex was also strongly devoted to his wife Janet. After she became disabled with eye problems, he cared for her and helped her to adapt.  They traveled the world together and enjoyed their friends in the engineering community who were their travelling companions. They moved to a retirement community at the Tamalpais in 1995 as they anticipated the need for more support as they became older. When Janet became ill there, he purchased a wheelchair accessible van to drive her around the local countryside, and stayed by her side until she passed in 2006. At a thriving 89, Rex soon had a girlfriend to whom he was also devoted. Mary Mackey had property in Sonoma California, and they would drive, and then take limos after he quit driving, up to her cabin for weekends and more. The entire family enjoyed visiting this cabin with wonderful views overlooking the Sonoma Valley. Rex also outlived Mary and just kept going. He made his long time goal of reaching his 100th birthday, and his entire family of 35 descendants and their significant others gathered for that celebration. He had a long, good and remarkable life.

Jane Margaret Ely
Beth Freleigh
Robert Harold Frost
Ben C. Gwinn
ELY –JANE MARGARET ELY CLEVELAND, formerly of Breesport and residing at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, passed away on December 29, 2014. She was born November 4, 1916, in Mansfield, PA, only child of Fred and Stella Allen Ely. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College (now Mansfield University). She worked for many years in the Transportation Department of the Horseheads Central School District. Originally a member of St James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, she was more recently a member of Breesport United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She was married to Donald John Cleveland, who preceded her in death. She is survived by sons, Donald Alan ("Al") Cleveland of Breesport; Douglas William Cleveland, of Shelby Township, MI; and Roger Ely Cleveland, of Myrtle Beach, SC; as well as grandchildren, Rebecca Franklin-Guild, Rhea Gerdes, William Cleveland, Amanda Cleveland, Melissa Cleveland, and Joshua Cleveland; and great-grandchildren, Adrian Gilchrist, Kennedy Whittington, and Eli Cleveland. Private services are pending. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/1/2015

GWINN, Benjamin C. [SRGP 94668] - Dr. B.C. Gwinn, 42, formerly of Mansfield, and a former Athens physician and Athens schools' doctor for seven years, died Thursday in Muncy, Ind., following a lengthy illness. Dr. Gwinn, honored by the Bradford County Medical Society in 1951 in recognition of his post-graduate study, open an office for the general practice of medicine in Athens Dec. 15, 1947, and continued there until Aug. 15 of this year [1960]. In 1956 he was appointed to the medical staff of Tioga General Hospital and he kept that appointment until ill health forced him to resign this year. Dr. Gwinn is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Gwinn of Athens. Mr. Gwinn was a former Social Studies instructor at Mansfield State College. Dr. Gwinn, who is survived by his wife and three children also formerly lived and attended schools in Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, 7 December 1960, p.3

Neal Hager
Charles Frederick Hughes Eleanor Johns
Alfred Jones
Subj:  MHS,1935
Date:  07/24/2003 5:29:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: (Charles Hughes)
Reply-to: (Charles Hughes)
Charles F. Hughes is 86 now and lives at 5141 Amber Jack CT, Waldorf,MD 20603-4703
He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College and went on to teaching in Millersburg,PA and Pine-Richland School District and obtained a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1952. He married Virginia Mars of Titusville,PA who also graduated from Mansfield State Teacher's College.
He also served in the USN in WWII in the Pacific Theater.They had one son, Charles F. M. Hughes who he resides with.
      Your website is very interesting. Charle's sister Marian Hughes Robertson lives in Wellsboro,PA and is 90 years old. [Email address no longer valid January 2009] 
In a message dated 1/21/2011 2:47:21 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
    Charles F.Hughes ,Sr. passed away Oct.5,2005. He was 88 years old. His older sister:Marian Hughes Robertson divides her time between children. She is going to be 98 on April15, 2011 God willing. Our new email address should be noted. Thanks for all the work you have done and continue to do. Frederick Harer was an uncle to Charles and Marian. His history is within Blossburg,PA.
     If you need pictures to supplement your site don't hesitate to ask.
     Charles and Arlene Hughes

JOHNS - Eleanor M. Rush, 75, of 52 St. James St., Mansfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1994, at home. Born Feb. 27, 1919, in Wells, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Wilcox Johns. Surviving are her husband, S. Colie; three daughters, Susan Rush of New Windsor, NY, Deborah Thomas of Charlotte, NC and Mary Schultz of Royersford; one brother, Winthrop Johns of N. Palm Beach, Fla.; two granddaughters. A memorial service was held Monday, Dec. 5, at the First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield with the Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Thomas officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Area Food Pantry, 771 Lot 1, Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements were handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 7, 1994

Alfred E. Jones, age 49, of Mansfield, Sunday, July 3, 1966, suddenly.  Friends may call at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday 7 to 9 a.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m. Prospect Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Della Welch Jones; sons, Robert Jones of U.S. Navy, Rick Jones at home; daughter, Carol Edkin of Mansfield RD 3; Father, John H. Jones of Kinneyville; sister, Mrs. Esther Prsybyszewski; two grandchildren.  Mr. Jones drove truck for Johnson's Trucking Inc. for over 30 years; he was past president of the Ambulance Association and active in all of Tioga Counties fire activities; he was a member of the Mansfield Baptist Church.

JONES, Alfred – Alfred Jones, 46, of 99 Main St., Mansfield, was killed instantly at 9:03 a.m. Sunday when the tractor trailer he was driving crashed into a tree in Jersey Shore. Jersey Shore police said the rig went off the right side of the highway and struck a large tree on Railroad St. inside the city limits on Route 220. Jones, a driver for the Johnson Truck Lines, Mansfield, was reported to have left the Mansfield terminal at 4 a.m. for Mill Hall and was returning to Wellsboro with a tank-trailer of milk when the accident occurred. Dr. Earl Miller of Williamsport, Lycoming County coroner, said Jones died instantly of brain damage resulting from a compound skull fracture. Frank Nugent, supervisor of maintenance for the Johnson Lines, said “Jones has driven for the company for about 30 years and had an excellent record.” Jones has been a member of the Mansfield Fire Department for 30 years and chief since 1948. He was secretary of the Tioga County Firemen’s Association since it was formed 10 years ago. Robert Miller of Mansfield, president of the Tioga County Firemen’s Association said, “All proceeds from the Firemen’s Carnival July 4 and from special collection boxes placed at all entrances to Symthe Park will be used for an Al Jones Memorial.” Funeral was at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Wednesday, July 6, 1966 at 1 p.m. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Survived by wife, Delia Welch Jones; sons, Robert Jones of the US Navy and Rick Jones at home; daughters, Mrs. Carol Edkin of Mansfield, RD 3; father, John H. Jones of Keeneyville; sister, Mrs. Esther Prsybyszewski; two grandchildren. He was a member of the Mansfield Baptist Church. A memorial service was held Tuesday Night at 7:30 by the Tioga County Firemen’s Association. – Mansfield Advertiser, July 6, 1966 

Betty Knowlton Marjorie J. Larrison
Marian Lent
Brunswick W. Leonard, Jr.

Larrison, Marhorie J. - MARJORIE J. CANNON, 96, FORMERLY OF KIMBERTON Marjorie J. Cannon, 96, formerly of Kimberton and Wellsboro, passed away at the Pocopson Home on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. She was the wife of the late John G. Cannon. Marjorie was born in Watrous, PA to the late John and Zanett Larrison and was a homemaker. She will be remembered as a fine artist and avid bird watcher with a heart of kindness. She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Cannon, of Philadelphia; grandchildren: Christina Cannon-Dans and Jennifer Czombos; and great-grandchildren: Paul and Sophie Sierra. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Cannon and grandson, Peter Cannon-Dans. At her request, there will be no formal services. Arrangements are being handled by Campbell-Ennis-Klotzbach Funeral Home, Inc., Phoenixville, PA.

Lena Lewis
Lorna MacCrumb
Bettie Meaker
Betty Neal
LEWIS - RIEPPEL, Lena (Lewis) [SRGP 08080]
Died Sunday, November 22, 2009. She w as predeceased by her husband, Paul; brothers, John Reid Lewis, Ernest Lewis; sister-in-law, Georgina Lewis; and grandson, Tim Rieppel. She was born March 13, 1917, the only daughter of John D. and Mabel (Snover) Lewis. Lena was a retired kindergarten teacher, well known for her Zoo! She had animals who belonged to her classes and went to school with her at Charlotte Lappla in Wellsboro. She and Paul enjoyed many years traveling, camping, and spending time with all their children, grandchildren and great-grandkids before his death in 2007. She is survived by five children: two sons and three daughters, Barbara and Bird York, Charlotte, and Roger Smith, John and Eileen Rieppel, Dan and Jackie Rieppel, all of Mansfield, PA; a God-daughter, Christine Lewis of Oakland, CA; 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; and her very own special angel on earth, daughter, Carolyn Barrows and husband, Jay of Wellsboro, PA; plus all the other angels who helped her so well in the last several years. Lena was well known for her painting and her enthusiasm for the County Fair. She was a 4-H leader and author of the photography and art exhibits at the fair. She was an avid supporter for art in the schools, also. She is painting pictures for Jesus now! Goodbye mom. Friends and neighbors are invited to her services on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow the viewing at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Truax officiating. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp. Memorial donations can be made to the Tioga County Fair Association, c/o Anne Clark, 3795 Rt. 549, Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 23, 2009 [MHS 1935]

MEAKER, Bettie – Bettie Meaker Conevery, 83, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May 13, 1916, in Tioga, she was the daughter of Dr. Hughes and Erna [Ramsdell] Meaker. She was married to Robert D. Conevery and a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Wellsboro. She was a registered nurse and had worked for the Broad Acres Nursing Home and the Green Home, both of Wellsboro. Surviving are her husband, Robert; one son, Robert M. Conevery of Austin, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Robert Thompson of Franklin; one sister, Mrs. John Benjamin of Winter Haven, Fla.; grandchildren, John Joseph Thompson, Robert Thompson, Karla Thompson and Leanne Pohlman. Friends may call at the Carleton Funeral Home, East Avenue, Wellsboro, on Thursday, Dec. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Burial will be made at Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. – Wellsboro Gazette, 15 December 1999, p.7

Ernest George Parker
Arthur Leroy Redner
Marian Ripley Laura Shaw

SHAW - Laura S. Tooker, 81, of Central Avenue, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at home. Born June 8, 1917, in Millerton, she was the daughter of Walter J. and Edna Lewis Shaw. She was a graduate of the former Mansfield State Teachers College. She taught home economics for 12 years in Westfield and Harrisburg area schools, retiring in the 1940s. From 1951 to 1957, she worked for the National Dairy Counsel. She was a site manager for the Hospitality House in Mansfield for 10 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, and the Elizabeth Rebecca Lodge #291. Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Lorraine Tooker and Patricia and David Krick, all of Wellsboro; two grandchildren, Sarah and Caleb Krick; one brother, Seymour Shaw of Mansfield; two stepchildren, William H. Tooker Jr. of Gretna, La., and Elaine Tooker Merrick Waddil of Texas; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10, at Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Sunday, Jan. 10, with the Rev. Joyce Treas officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the North Penn Home Health Agency/Hospice, 520 Ruah Ave., Blossburg, Pa. 16912 - Wellsboro Gazette, 13 January 1999

Virgnia Shaw
Margaret Anna Shepard
Eloise Arlene Sparling
Genevieve Elizabeth Starkey

SHAW, Virginia A. [SRGP 20500] – Virginia A. Erway, age 62, of RD 6, Wellsboro, died Tuesday, September 23, 1980, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born January 14, 1918 in Mansfield, the daughter of Earl and Daisy Brace Shaw. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro where she had been employed for 22 years. She was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and the Wellsboro Women of the Moose. She is survived by her husband, Rutsor P. Erway; two daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Collins of Tioga, Mrs. Kathy Keck of Minot, North Dakota; one son, Thomas Wayne Erway of Gillett, PA; eight brothers, Darold of Washington, D.C., Earl, Jr. of Maryland, Richard of Dallas, Texas, Harold and Robert, both of Mansfield. Leland of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Byron of Corning, NY, Gail of Elmira Heights, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Marilyn Lee, Bolivar, NY, Mrs. Alice Scott of Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Roberts Vaughn of Danville, PA, and Mrs. Leree Coates of Elkland; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home on Thursday, September 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Friday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. James W. Garthoff officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. The family will provide the flowers. Friends may contribute to the American Cancer Society. – Wellsboro Gazette, 24 September 1980, p.12

SHEPARD, Margaret – Margaret Shepard Hutcheson, 81, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at a nursing home in Huston, Texas. She was born in Blossburg. – Wellsboro Gazette, 5 July 2000, p.4

SPARLING, Eloise Arlene [SRGP 79051] - WINTER HAVEN - Eloise Arlene Sillaman, 92, of Winter Haven died 11/28/08 of cancer. Burial at Florida National Cemetery. Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Winter Haven.
Published in the Ledger on 12/1/2008

STARKEY, Genevieve Elizabeth [SRGP 87939] – Genevieve E. Hoover, 74, of 1500 Winding Trail, Orlando, Fla., died Friday, May 14, 1993, in Florida Hospital, East Orlando, Fla., after stricken at home. Born Aug. 24, 1918, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Colie Monroe and Julia Elizabeth Littley Starkey. She was a member of Living Word Lutheran Church, Orlando. She was a 20-year member of the Silky Terrier Club of America. She had been employed for 20 years as a beautician in Williamsport. She was the wife of John C. Hoover. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, John T., of Apopka, Fla., and Paul F. of Hollidaysburg; two brothers, Merle E. Starkey of Gaines and Paul Starkey of Troy; one sister, Mrs. Alice E. Smith of Lyons, Colo.; five grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday, May 24, in Muncy Cemetery, with the Rev. Ronald E. Shellhammer, pastor of Crist Lutheran Church, Montgomery, officiating. Local arrangements are being handled by McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville. – Wellsboro Gazette, 26 May 1993, p.38

Robert Strange Mary Swan Thompson Pauline VanNorman
Marshall Webster
 Robert Harvey Strange, 64, of 5513 North Ocean Boulevard, Apartment 1 South, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, died Monday, May 10, in a Florence, South Carolina hospital. Born in Mainesburg, he was a son of the late Marcus and Ruby Harvey Strange. He had made his home in Myrtle Beach for the past four years and owned and operated Pleasure Craft Inc. at Surfside Beach, SC.  He was a World War II US Army veteran and a member of the Myrtlewood Golf Club. Surviving are: his wife, Mrs. Margaret Rohrey Strange of Myrtle Beach, SC; two sons, Michael Robert Strange of State College, and Matthew Robert Strange of Mansfield one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Decker of Rochester, NY; three brothers, Russell Strange, Arthur Strange and Wayne Strange, all of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Andrews of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Mrs. Barbara Baker of Centerville, Florida; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, and one step-great grandchild. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held this Thursday, May 13 at the Bullard Funeral Home chapel, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Van NORMAN, Pauline [SRGP 90576] - Pauline Van Norman Rice: It is with great sadness that we share with you the peaceful passing of Pauline Van Norman Rice on September 5, 2013, at the age of 96. She was in her home in Maryland surrounded by family and friends. In 1979, Pauline and her husband, Pete, retired to Port St. Lucie, Florida, where they enjoyed 20 years of parties, golf, tennis and Club Med. Pauline will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery next to Pete in December. Memorials can be made to the Echo Hill Campership Fund, PO Box 5923 Bethesda, MD 20824. - Published in the TC Palm on Oct. 20, 2013 

Van NORMAN, Pauline [SRGP 90576] - STILL POND — It is with great sadness that we share with you the peaceful passing of Pauline Van Norman Rice on Sept. 5, 2013, at the age of 96. She was in her home on Still Pond Creek surrounded by family and friends and her little dog, Suki. Pauline was born and raised adjacent to the campus of Mansfield State Teachers College in Mansfield, Pa. She graduated from Mansfield in 1943 with a teaching certificate, and later from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts. In 1943, she married her college sweetheart, Peter Paul Rice. Pete was then immediately deployed to Europe where he was a glider pilot in World War II. During the war, Pauline worked as an assistant librarian and a case investigator for the Department of Welfare. After the war, they moved to Washington, D.C., where they taught at the Sidwell Friends School. Pete became a principal but Pauline left to get specialized training in teaching children with dyslexia. She opened her own tutorial school called "The Reading Center" and eventually employed 12 teachers. She became an expert in her field. Her center was the only facility in Washington that tested for dyslexia. In 1955, Pete and Pauline sent their two sons to Echo Hill Camp, located on Still Pond Neck on Bloomingneck Farm. They had together operated the Sidwell Friends Day Camp in Washington for 25 years. When the Echo Hill Camp business came up for sale in 1965, they bought it. It became a family operation with Pauline serving as program director, dietitian, sometimes nurse and always "Camp Mom." She loved camp life, being on the Chesapeake Bay and living in Kent County. One of her favorite things to do was visit Betterton to eat crabs. In 1979, Pete and Pauline retired to Port St. Lucie, Fla., where they enjoyed 20 years of parties, golf, tennis and Club Med. Pauline always loved to entertain and her dinner parties became renowned in both Washington and Port St. Lucie. Pauline was a poet. She wrote about skipjacks, the Chesapeake Bay, watermen and Eastern Shore life. She said that her poems were for family and friends, but several have been published. She loved genealogy and had developed an extensive family tree, which included her grandfather, who invented the third pedal in the piano, and her father, the college football coach who was so well loved that they named the stadium after him. Pauline loved to tell stories about growing up in a small town where her father owned the "moving picture show;" about life in Washington, amongst senators, congressmen and ambassadors; about her yellow convertible; and about adapting to the rustic lifestyle at Echo Hill. Pauline was an elegant lady who was always well dressed and insisted on old-fashioned good manners. She was strong and intelligent and always tried to make her family and friends happy. She led a remarkable life in which she impacted so many young lives by making a positive difference. Pauline and Pete had an intense and romantic love affair that lasted for 61 years. We think that in the last 18 years since Pete died, all Pauline wanted was to be back together with Pete. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and by the Echo Hill community. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter, and by her sisters Rosalind and Claire. Pauline is survived by her sons, Peter Jr. and Terry, and their wives, Libby and Debbie. She had six grandchildren, Katie, Julie, Peter III, Andy, Lindsay and Jessica, and five great-grandchildren, Anna, Adele, Oliver, Gardner and Landen. She also is survived by her caregivers, Carmen, Bobby, Tami, and best friend, Jill. Pauline will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery next to Pete. There will be a formal ceremony in December. Memorials may be made to the Echo Hill Campership Fund, P.O. Box 5923, Bethesda, MD 2082. - Published in, Sept, 2013

Marshall M. Webster, age 59 of Newark Valley, N.Y., formerly of Mansfield, Sunday, May 29, 1977. Friends are invited to call MacPherson Funeral Home, Newark Valley, N.Y. Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in Newark Valley Baptist Church Wednesday 2 p.m. Burial in Bradford City, Pa. Survived by his wife Kathleen Radebaugh Webster; two daughters Sherry and Kathy; one son James; one brother Dewey of Campbell, N.Y.; father Dr. Myron Webster of Mansfield; five grandchildren. He was a member of the Newark Valley Baptist Church; World War II Air Corps Veteran; retired teacher from Newark Valley schools; graduate of Mansfield State College and Penn State University. He was born May 20, 1918 in Sullivan Twp., Pa. son of Myron and Jennie Dewey Webster.

Darwin Welch
James Wilson
Stanley Woodard
Pearl Wood
 Age 75 of 3 Woodland Drive, Troy, PA, formerly of 28 Elm St., Canton, PA, Nov. 9, 1993.  He was born Sept. 22, 1917 in Mainesburg, PA; the son of Fred & Gertrude Palmer Welch.  He was a retired farmer and the owner of Welch Farm Equipment; survived by wife, Lillian Brown Welch; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth & Leslie Welch, Charles & Linda Welch; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice & Lyle Foster, Phyllis & Gary Ebright; step-sons & step-daughters-in-law, Stanley & Debbie Sterling, Steve & Sally Sterling; step-daughter, Paula Mallory; 29 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Delphine Seymour, Margaret Bentley and Vera Garthwaite; several nieces and nephews.  At Mr. Welch's request, there will be no visitation.  The Funeral Service will be Friday at 2:00 pm at the Vickery Funeral Home with Rev. Garry Zuber.  Burial at State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation.

                James "Jim" N. Wilson, 86, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.  Born May 27, 1915, in Mansfield, he was a son of Ervin W. and Dora (McConnell) Wilson. He was a self-employed mechanic and owned Wilson's Garage in Mansfield.  He and Dick Spencer then went into partnership to form Wilson and Spencer Used Cars of Mansfield.  He specialized in the repair of antique model Ford tractors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield.  Surviving are his wife, Idamae K. (Kibbie) Wilson; a son, Tom E. Wilson of  Browns Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Sylvia Kay Lynch of Olean, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a special friend and business partner, Dick Spencer; several nieces and nephews.  Preceding him in death were a son, James D. Wilson, in 1985; a brother, Harold Wilson; and sisters, Elsie Case and Eleanor Clarke. Calling hours will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Scureman's Funeral Home, Inc., 130 South Main St., Mansfield.   Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Whitfield officiating.  Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, North Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933, of the American Cancer  Society, 1948 East Third St., Williamsport, Pa., 17701.

Private First Class Stanley D. Woodard 
Company E, 119th Infantry Regiment, 
30th Infantry Division 
Hometown: Congress Street, Bradford 
Died of wounds 7 October 1944 
Rimberg, Germany 
Age: 27 

Buried: Mansfield, PA 
Repatriated: December 1947 
Submitted August 2010 by Larry Hagar, nephew of Stanley Woodard

WOODARD, Stanley Doane [SRGP 87763] – Stanley Doane Woodard, 28, died October 7, 1944, in Germany while serving with the 119th Infantry, 20th Division of the First Army. He was born August 29, 1916, at Canoe Camp, PA, a son of albert and Frances Slocum Woodard. Mr. Woodard received his education at the Mansfield High School and Mansfield State Teachers College and taught for several years. He was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jayne Woodard, daughter, Susan Kay, of Bradford, PA; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Woodard; sisters, Mrs. Howard Hager, Mansfield; Mrs. Burdette Erway, Coudersport, and four nephews. Private funeral services were held at the home Saturday, Dec. 6, 1947. Rev. William Joel officiating. Corp. Ullus H. Gill and Veterans of Foreign Wars acting as pallbearers. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 10 December 1947, p.1, col. 7

Homer Lee Tice, 76, Southern Pines, NC, died December 27, 1994 at his home. He was the son of the late Lee DeWitt Tice and Mildred Mudge Tice. Mr. Tice was a native of Mansfield, graduating in 1935 from Mansfield High School. He was a veteran of WWII serving in Australia and Pacific areas. He then resided in Elmira, NY and was a cabinet maker employed by Riders Kitchen. In 1974 he and his wife Hanna Duke Tice relocated in Southern Pines, NC. There he operated several antique shops in Aberdeen and Southern Pines. He also fixed and made clocks and cabinets and was known as “Mr. Homer” by his customers and friends. Besides his wife, Hanna Duke Tice of Southern Pines, NC, he is also survived by his brother Leslie and sister-in-law Marcella Tice, a stepson Dr. Randy T. Davis of Lewiston, ID, 2 stepdaughters, Rudy A. Moss of Rockingham, NC and Gina W. Nare of Cleburne, TX and special niece, Joyce M. Tice of Marathon, NY. Funeral services were held Friday, 12/30/94 at the Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines, NC with burial in Richmond Memorial Park, Rockingham, NC. Memorials may be made to the Sandhills Hospice, PO Box 1956, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or the Niagara Fire Dept., Southern Pines, NC 28387.

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