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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. 

We are foruntate to have the reunion materials for this Class of 1937 which includes forms filled out for the fiftieth reunion in 1987. We also have reunion photos and lists.

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.

BAKER Harold 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   85551 1920-1943 Prospect Cemetery
BAKER William M. 1937 Mansfield, Pa.   [Ukie Buchanan] 95992
BENTLEY Donald 1937 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   [Margaret Welch]  03578 1919-1981 State Road Cemetery
BORDEN Dorothy 1937 Ulysses, Pa. Attends College   91784
BOYDEN Charles 1937 Mainesburg, Pa.   [Mary E. Lawrence]  19320 1919-1996 State Road Cemetery
BRACE Wanda 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Edwin Carberry]  86890 1918-2012 Minnesota
CLARK Frances 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Webb]  
CLEVELAND Harvey 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   87801
COLE Luella 1937 Mansfield, Pa.     39462
COLES Margaret 1937 Mansfield, Pa. (College in Frederick, Md) Attends Hood College [Kees Bol]  21696
COOK Ina 1937 Millerton, Pa. Attends College [Darwin Neal]  10090 MSC 1971 1919-2012 Oakwood Cemetery
COX Francis 1937 R D., Mansfield, Pa.   Phyllis Fay  89441 1918-2004 Tioga Cuunty Memorial Gardens
CRIPPEN Osmer 1937 Rutland, Pa.     72441 1919-
DANN Marie 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [John Cunningham]  79754 1920-2005 Blossburg
DOANE Jack 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   79567
DOANE Bill 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   79568
FURMAN Gilbert 1937 R D., Millerton, Pa.   [Kathryn Brown]  18683 1918-2006
HAMILTON Doris 1937 R D., Millerton, Pa.   [Shirley Grinnell]  42822 1920-
HARVEY Clarence 1937 R D., Mansfield, Pa.   Isabelle Sparling 60885 1919-1989 Oakwood Cemetery
HAYDEN Joseph 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Doris Bailey]  34889 1919-2000 Prospect Cemetery
HUGHES Ruth 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Jack Marsh]  65316 MSTC 1941 1919-1997 prospect Cemetery
INSCHO William 1937 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Cleda Stone]  65831 1918-2000 Prospect Cemetery
KELLY Bernard 1937 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   83662 MSTC 1918-2007 Alabama
KENDRICK Wanda 1937 Mansfield, Pa.     82755
KIBBIE Dorothy 1937 Mansfield, Pa.   [Arnold Johnson] 90636
LEONARD Wells 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   82753
LEWIS Reid 1937 R D., Mansfield, Pa.     78236
MATTESON Janett 1937 Mansfield, Pa.   [Joseph Augustine] 19331
MEAKER Antoinette 1937 Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Nurse Training {John Benjamin]  91794 1919-2005 Evergreen Cemetery
MOORE Wayne 1937 c/o A.B.Winters, Crooked Creek, Pa.   [Kathryn Brewer]  08720 1919-2003 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
NEAL Darwin 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Owner/Opr. Chicken Farm [Ina Cook]  10093 1918-2008 Oakwood Cemetery
NICHOLAS Margaret 1937 R D., Mansfield, Pa Attends College.
NILES Mazie 1937 RD 3, Mansfield, Pa  . [Robert Johnson]  68541 1919-1952
PURVIS Eleanor 1937 Buffalo, NY Nurse Training [Charles Tremaine]  37715 1919-1995
RANDALL Arlene 1937 Elmira, NY Elmira Business Institute [Melvin Goodrich] 87802
RANDALL Maxine 1937 Elmira, NY Elmira Business Institute [Harold Wagner] 91792
RETAN Walter 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Elizabeth Wood]  86166 d 1999
RIEPPEL James 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Betty Bunn]  80302 1918-2010 Oakwood Cemetery
Schwab Doris 91564
SCHWAB Ralph 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   86067
SHAW Alice 1937 Mansfield, Pa.   [Robert Scott]  20501 1920-2009
SMITH Louise 1937 R D, Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Raymond Metzger]  08062 1919-
SMITH Alene 1937 R D, Mansfield, Pa. Attends College  [Charles Carpenter, Paul Carroll] 13076 1918-
Smith Gordon [Arian Bohlayer] 03639 1919-2009
SPARLING Isabelle 1937 R D, Mansfield, Pa.   Clarence Harvey 60892 1918-2013 Oakwood Cemetery
TAYLOR Kathleen 1937 Corning, NY    
TICKNER Bernita 1937 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa.   [Almon Kent]  42676 1918-1994 Forest Lawn
THOMPSON Casper 1937 Fort Monmouth, NJ Signal School   83351 1919-1990 Arlington National Cemetery
VanDUSEN James 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College  
WEBSTER Diantha 1937 R D 2, Covington, Pa.     13463 1918-2000 Mainesburg Cemetery
VanNORMAN Claire 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [Dillman]  88864 MSTC 1919-2009 Oakwood Cemetery
WILSON Elinor 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   35766 1920-1980 Oakwood Cemetery
WILSON Robert 1937 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College [June Schenk]  54580 1920-1981 Oakwood Cemetery
WOODARD Marjorie 1937 Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. Nurse Training  
Harold Baker - 
World War Two Casualty
Don Bentley
died in Plane Crash 
Lt. Harold Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, of Mansfield, was killed in an airplane accident at Fort Worth, Tex. He is the first war casualty from Mansfield. Inducted into the army Sept. 24, 1942, he received his commission Aug. 30 at Frederick, Okla. Surviving are his parents, three sisters, and two brothers. Services were held at the home, with military rites at Prospect Cemetery in charge of Austin-Cox [text torn] Legion.

Bentley, Donald Earl
Age 61 of Mainesburg, RD 1, Wed., January 7, 1981 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral there Saturday 1 p.m.  Rev. Philip Shear officiating.  Burial State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  Survived by wife, Margaret Welch Bentley; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Donna) Davey of RD3 Mansfield; three sons, Richard and Diane Bentley of Mansfield RD 2, Duane of Kremmling, Colo., Donald Dean at home; two brothers, Maurice Bentley of Redlands, Calif., Harold Bentley Sr. of Austinville, Pa; 6 grandchildren.  He was an active member of the State Road Baptist Church, World War II Army Veteran and served in the Pacific Islands, former Sullivan Twp tax collector; family will furnish flowers.  Those who wish may make donations to the State Road Baptist Church in his memory.  He was born Feb. 3, 1919 son of Ralph and Louise Odell Bentley.

Dorothy Borden Charles H. Boyden
Wanda Lorrain Brace
BORDEN, DorothyHEYLER, DOROTHY BORDEN, Age 85, passed away on Monday, May 8, at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany, New York, from the complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Born Dorothy Marleta Borden, in Ulysses, Pa., daughter of Theodore Sperry Borden and Grace Early Borden, she majored in music at Mansfield State Teachers College, where she was a member of Lamda Mu honorary music sorority. She met Romayn F. Heyler in college and they were married for more than 50 years. She enjoyed distinguished career as a church choir director and piano teacher in Wilmington, De, and was a member of the Delaware Music Teachers Association. She also played cello in several symphony orchestras and taught public school music in Harrison Valley, Pa., and Roxbury, N.Y. The Heylers lived for years in the Oneonta-Cooperstown area, where Mrs. Heyler was a member of the Glimmerglass Opera Theater Chorus, the Audubon Society, the North American Bluebird Society and local gardening and historical societies. Mr. Heyler worked in the banking industry and was vice president of Deak National Bank ion Fleischmanns, N.Y. He had served as a pilot in World War II and was awarded the Navy Cross and Distinguished Flying Cross. Mrs. Heyler is survived by two brothers, Arthur Borden (and Audrey) of Lewisburg, Pa., and Charles Borden(and Marlea) of Bridger, Mt; as well as three children, Frederick Heyler (and Lynn) of Saddle River, N.J., Dorayne Heyler of Adelphi, Md., and Annette Boprey(and Christopher) of Ravena, N.Y. She also has five grandchildren, Joshua Osborne,(and Marianne), Tara Ward (and Michael),Dorayne Boprey (and Charles McKern), Derek Boprey, and Timothy Heyler. A viewing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at St. Paul’s United Methodist church in Nauvoo, Pa., followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Flowers can be sent to the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home (570-724-4637) 139 MainSt.In Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Memorial Contributions may be sent to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer, N.Y. 12144, and the Alzheimers Foundation of America 

Charles H. Boyden
Charles H. Boyden, 77, of Mainesburg, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 1996, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born July 6, 1919, in Mansfield, he was the son of Flynn C. and Angie Lounsbury Boyden. He was a director of Corey Creek Watershed Association. He had been a farmer, a heavy equipment operator, a truck driver and an avid hunter. Preceding him in death were a sister, Louise Hilfiger, in 1969, a grandson, David C. DeKay, in 1985, and a nephew, Paul Hilfiger, in 1995. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Bette Lawrence Boyden; four sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Rieta Boyden of Mainesburg, Flynn and Pat Boyden of Mansfield, Jim and Donna Boyden of Mainesburg, and John Boyden of Aztec, N.M.; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and John Elsbree of Troy; 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; a brother, Milton Boyden of Covelo, Calif., and a special friend, Fred Conlon of New Hampshire. Calling hours were held Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct 6, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Sunday immediately following the calling hours with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial was made in the State Road Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Guthrie Home Health Care, RR 1, Box 151, Towanda, Pa. 18848.

From 1987 Fiftieth Anniversary booklet - WANDA BRACE- (Edwin Carberry) 1551 Eastside Rd., El Cajon, Ca. 92020Phone: 619-449-8715Retired: Has two children and one 3 year old grandson. After graduating from Mansfield State Teachers’ College, I started a teaching career. My first assignment was on Long Island, N.Y. After marriage in 1943, I taught in many cities in the U.S. while Ed was completing his 20 years in the Navy. From 1951-1956I had my children and spent two years in Hawaii. In 1956 , when Ed retired from the Navy and started college, I went back to teaching in San Diego(23 years). I retired in 1979. I did substitute teaching for 6 more years. After graduation in education from San Diego State, Ed worked as an educational specialist for the Navy. We enjoy the San Diego area very much with nice climate, cultural entertainment, beaches and mountains not far away.

Brace, Wanda -Wanda L. Carberry, 93 of Princeton, died on Friday, January 26, 2012 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center - Fairview, in Minneapolis.

Wanda L. Brace was born on November 10, 1918 in Corning, PA, the daughter of William Norman and Harriet Cecil (Blackwell) Brace. She grew up and was educated at Mansfield, where she graduated from high school. Wanda attended the Mansfield Teachers College where she was a member of the symphonic band and university choir. Following graduation, she taught in Long Island, NY.

She was united in marriage with Edwin Robert Carberry on February 12, 1943 in New York City. She continued to teach elementary school in Long Island while Edwin served in the US Navy during World War II and summered at home in Mansfield, PA. Edwin continued to serve in the Navy and the family lived in Norfolk, VA, Pensacola, FL, Great Lakes, MI and Hawaii before moving to San Diego where Edwin retired from the Navy. Wanda taught elementary education for 28 years while in San Diego, primarily fifth and sixth grades.

Wanda enjoyed dancing and served as a USO hostess during World War II while in New York. She also enjoyed music and intellectual pursuits, keeping up with current events, watching CNN and Wolf Biltzer.

Her husband, Edwin, died on May 6, 1990. Wanda continued to live in San Diego and Santa Barbara until moving to the Caley House in Princeton.

She is survived by her children Robert (Irma) Bijou of Santa Barbara, CA and Barbara (Graham) Miller of Princeton; grandsons: Rodrigo Bijou, and Andrew Miller; sister Lillian Bowser and nephews Lanny and Jack Bowser of New York state and Brent Bowser of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Harriet Brace; her husband Edwin in 1990; and sisters Edna Miller and Hazel Watkins.

From 1987 Fiftieth Anniversary booklet - FRANCES CLARK (John B. Webb) 2947 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, N.Y. 13148Phone: 315-568-8173 3 children, 7 grandchildren, Attended MSTC for 2 years and transferred to Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., where I graduated in 1942 with a B.S. in Commerce and Finance.Worked for Dupont In Wilmington, Del, and Sylvania Electric Products in Towanda, Pa., as Executive Secretary. After John and I were married we moved to Emporium, Pa., for a short time and then to Seneca Falls, N.Y., still with Sylvania Electric where they were opening a new television tube plant. Have served in all the organizations that mothers of growing children are asked to do and was especially pleased in 1962 to be appointed to the Seneca Falls Board of Education as only the second woman to serve on the Board—this in the town that is the home of Women’s Rights! I served on the Board for 8 years with one year as president in 1970. I have served actively through the years in the First Presbyterian Church as organist, secretary and treasurer. Our children live in Kentucky, Wisconsin and Montreal, Canada, and we enjoy visiting them and sometimes “grandchildren sitting.” We are very active in the New York Christmas Tree Growers Association, John having served as Executive Secretary for many years; also participate in the projects for Rotary International.

W. HARVEY CLEVELAND- R.D. 3434, Susquehanna, Pa. 18847Phone: 717-461-3424Wife’s name is Shirley; Retired; Has 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

LUELLA COLE- (Ernest Townsend) 40 Boxwood Ave. Palmetto, Fla. 33561 Phone: 813-722-1743 Retired: 2 children and 4 grandchildren; Have had an extended illness and can’t plan to be in Mansfield this summer. Do hope you have a wonderful turnout and will be thinking about it.

Ina Cook
MARGARET COLES (Mrs. Kees Bol) Hollow Rd. Skillman, N.J. 08558Phone 609-466-0809Retired Guidance Counselor; Husband is physicist, Plasma Plastics Lab., Princeton Univ., Princeton, N.J. Has 4 children 
INA COOKE ( Darwin L. Neal) P.O. Box 144, River Road, Mansfield, Pa., 16933Phone 717-662-2210 Retired High School Librarian; Has 4 children and 6 grandchildren; After graduation from Mansfield High in ’37, I entered Mansfield State College( now Mansfield University) majoring in Math and French. In my Junior year (January ’40) I left college, and “Shiner” and I were Married on February 14, 1940. During the time our four children were growing up I helped with our family businesses; Poultry and dairy operations, chick hatchery, Federally inspected poultry processing plant, and wholesale and retail meat, poultry, eggs and ice business. When our son was in high school, I re-enrolled at Mansfield College in January ’69, changing my major to Library Education and graduated in May, 1971. I was very fortunate to secure the position of Librarian at our Alma Mater- Mansfield High, where I worked for 13 years—retiring in June ’84.”Shiner” and I are now enjoying our retirement in the “slower lane”—with traveling, family, and our home, which we had to move in 1976 due to the Tioga-Hammond Army Corps of Engineers Dams Project.
COOK Ina Neal
age 92, of Mansfield, PA, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Ina was born August 21, 1919 in Rutland Twp., a daughter of Charles H. and Ruby (Hoag) Cook. She was married for 68 years to Darwin L. "Shiner" Neal who died January 25, 2008. She was librarian at Mansfield Junior-Senior High School from 1971, when she graduated with honors from Mansfield State College, until she retired in 1984. She had graduated from Mansfield High School, class of 1937. Ina had been a member of the Mansfield First Presbyterian Church since 1948, where she variously served as an Elder, Clerk of the Session, was a member and officer of the Presbyterian Women's Circle, and member of the Council of the Northumberland Presbytery. Ina was also a 50+ year member and past Worthy Matron of the Twilight (Mary Wells) Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star; 50+ year member and past Regent of the Wellsboro Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; and member of the American Library Association, Pennsylvania State Library Association, Pi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, National Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Pennsylvania State Association of Retirees, Mansfield Free Public Library Board, and Tioga County Historical Society. Ina is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Eleanor Neal of Mansfield; three daughters and a son-in-law, Darwina Neal of Washington, DC, Marynel Somogy of Elmira, NY, Dawn and Larry Shellenberger of Philadelphia, PA; four grandchildren, Stephen (Michele) Somogy of Everett, WA, Jennifer (Paul) Somogy Salvaggio of Wayne, PA, Matthew (Johna) Neal, Ryan (Alanda) Neal, both of Mansfield, PA; six great grandchildren, Stephen, Matilda, and Lucas Somogy, Macy, Jaylynn and Jayc Neal; two step-grandchildren, Penny Starks and Paul (Joanna) Evans, both of Mansfield, PA; six step-great grandchildren, Serena Starks, Ashley, Tyler, Kasey, Austyn and Jacob Evans; one great- great grandson, Clayton; and a brother, Carlyle Cook of Home, PA. Ina was predeceased by her husband, Darwin; and two sisters, Nelda Holton and Fern Cook. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon with funeral services to follow at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933.  Star Gazette – January 25, 2012

FRANCIS E. COX R.D.# 1 Box 427, Mansfield, Penna. 16933Phone: 717-662-2545Wife’s name is Phyllis; Retired; 3 children, 6 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter; Worked at Corning Glass Works for 34 years

COX, Francis E. – Francis E. Cox, 86, of RR1, Mansfield, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 4, 1918 in Sheds, NY, he was the son of Walter Edward and Marian E. Neal Cox. He was the husband of Phyllis [Fay] Cox. They would have observed their 64th anniversary on Aug. 17. He was employed by the Solvay Processing Co. in Syracuse, NY from 1938 to 1945. He retired from Corning Glass after 34 years of employment during which time he was also a farmer. He was a member of the First United Methodist church in Mansfield; the Flint Glass Workers Union; and a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #746 in Elkland. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith L. Cox Dec. 24, 2003. Surviving besides his wife, Phyllis, are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Carol Cox of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and James Colegrove of Wellsboro; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard “Dick” Cox of Mansfield; three sisters, Alice Slingerland of Mansfield, Arlie and Frank Derbyshire, Peg Buchko, all of Wellsboro. Family and friends were invited to call Sunday, Aug. 1 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield. Services immediately followed calling hours with his pastor, the Rev. Richard Berg, officiating. Burial was made at Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 67 East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 – Wellsboro Gazette, 4 August 2004, p.6

Marie Dann 1920-2005

OSMER CRIPPEN-160 East Elm Drive, Orange City, Fl. 32763Phone: 904-775-4111Wife’s name is Thelma; Retired from USAF, now a Church Administrator, wife is Day Care Center cook Has 5 children and 11 grandchildren, one great-grandson “probably the smartest 3 year old in the world.”

MARIE DANN- ( Marie Cunningham) 56 Seventh St., Mansfield, Penna. 16933Phone:717-662-2726 Retired ; Has 7 children and 15 grandchildren.

Marie E. of Mansfield, PA Age 84, died on Thursday, April 21, 2005, in Conyers, GA. She was born on July 14, 1920, to Ralph and Hildred Ford Dann. She was the widow of John W. Cunningham, Sr. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School, Class of 1937, and an alumnus of Mansfield State Teachers College. She married Mr. Cunningham in 1941, and they became parents of nine children. Marie was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church of Mansfield, a member of the Ladies Guild, and Good Neighbors Club. She enjoyed needlework, knitting, sewing, and reading. Marie is survived by her children and their spouses, John and Marjorie of Merrimack, NH, Michael and Susan of Ebensburg, PA, Marie and Wallace Blanchard of Marrietta, GA, Catherine and Juergen Seefeldt of Mifflinburg, PA, Timothy and Carolynn of Carrsville, VA, Martin of Conyers, GA, and Daniel, of North Richland Hills, TX. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, two sons, Patrick and Stephen, preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home on Friday, April 29, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. A recitation of the Rosary will be at 10:50 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Holy Child Church of Mansfield at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2005, with the Father Albert Leonard as celebrant. Interment will be at St. Andrews Cemetery in Blossburg, PA. Memorials in Marie's name may be made to the Holy Child Ladies Guild, 237 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scureman Funeral Home Inc., 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.

JACK DOANE- 850 Timothy Lane, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106 Phone 919-922-3833 Wife’s name is Hilda: Has 4 children and 2 grandchildren; Graduated M.S.H.S. 1937 and MS.T.C. in 1941; Univ. of Penna. Medical School 1941-1944; Interned Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia 1944-45; U.S. Navy 1945=1947; Married Hilda Mann Hogg in August, 1947; Medical residencies: Robert Packer hospital, Duke University Hospital, Temple University Hospital: U.S. Navy during the Korean War; Medical practice 1956-1987(Philadelphia, Pa. and Winston-Salem) Served on faculty of Temple University Medical School 1956-1976. 

R. Gilbert Furman

WILTON ALLEN DOANE “Bill” -4376 Via Esperanza, Santa Barbara, Cal. 93110 Phone:804-682-3032 Wife’s name is Carol; Surgeon: Has 4 children and 5 grandchildren; After leaving MSTC in 1941 I went through Penn Medical School, graduating September, 1944. I interned at the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and was called into the Navy July 1945 for 15 months, serving at Norfolk Naval Hospital and the School of Aviation Medicine at Pensacola. At discharge I returned to Pennsylvania Hospital as surgical resident from 1947-1951.In 1951, I was a Surgical Fellow at the Lahey Clinic for a 1 year and was then called back by the Navy in 19 52. I served at the Naval Hospital in San Diego (with brother Jack) and then served on the USS Essex CUA-9 (Aircraft Carrier) until April 1954 when I was discharged. I joined a small clinic in Utica, N.Y. for 1-1/2 years but didn’t like the town or the climate and accepted an offer to join the Santa Barbara (Calif.) Clinic in 1956. There were 15 M.D’s then and we now have 86. My only trip to Mansfield was at the time of my mother’s death ( father died some years before)

FURMAN - R. Gilbert Age 88, of Roseville, PA, died July 17, 2006 at Snyder Memorial Healthcare, Marienville, PA. He was born March 19, 1918 in Bemus Point, NY, the son of Orrin and Olive Russ Furman. Gilbert was a retired farmer and a member of the Daggett United Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons, Bruce of Roseville, PA, Edward of Ocala, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and David Ryland of Grove City, PA, Janet and Larry Wenck of Big Flats, NY; three grandsons, Darren and Russ Ryland, and Gregory Wenck. Gilbert was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn in 2003. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 19, 2006

GILBERT FURMAN- R. D. 3 Box 48, Columbia X Roads, Pa. 16914 Phone: 717-549-7923(mid-May to mid-Sept) Rt. 2, Box 540-Aaa, Silver Springs, Fl. 32688 Phone: 904-625-1020 (Balance of the Year) Wife’s name is Kathryn; Retired: Has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

DORIS HAMILTON- (Shirley Grinnell) R.D. # 2, Box 182, Millerton, Penna. 16936 Phone: 717-549-3066 Retired from North Penn Telephone Co.; Has 2 children who graduated from Mansfield University and 4 grandchildren.

Clarence Harvey
Joe Hayden
Ruth Hughes

CLARENCE HARVEY- R.D. 1 Box 47, Mansfield, Penna. 16933 Phone: 717-662-3139Wife’s name is Isabelle (Izzie); Retired; One daughter, 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; Went to MSTC, Penn State and Elmira Business School. Went into gasoline business with my father. In 1945 started in the Farm Machinery business along with working our farm. In 1953 we bought I.W. Harvey’s distributorship and gave up farming to operate the gasoline and farm machinery businesses. We sold our machinery business in 1964 and the gasoline business in 1975 and retired. Spend our winters in Florida, but when we are home are busy most of the time keeping up 4 houses and our own.(It should be mentioned here that ”Butt” has served as our Class President for 50 years)

HARVEY - Clarence D. [Butt] Harvey, 69, of RD1, Mansfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1989 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Dec. 24, 1919 in Morris Run, he was the son of Isaac and Elvira Woodard Harvey. He was a retired owner of Farm Machinery Sales at Canoe Camp. He was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, the Wellsboro Moose Lodge, Covington Sportsmen Club; the Mill Run Hunting Camp and Fur, Fin & Feather of Elmira, NY. Surviving are his wife, the former Isabelle Sparling; one daughter and son-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey [Sally] Duffee, Austin; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. Calling hours were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 7-9 p.m. Services were held Friday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. The Rev. Deborah Casey officiated. Burial was made at the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the Mansfield Ambulance Association or the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 20, 1989

HAYDEN - Joseph L. Hayden III, 80, of Panton [Vermont], formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Denver, Colo. Born Nov. 3, 1919, in New York City, he was the son of Joseph L. Jr. and Mildred Colegrove Hayden. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1951 with a degree in horticulture and landscape architecture. He was employed as city arborist in the Philadelphia area for several years and served as president of the Penn-Dell Chapter of the American Shade Tree Conference. He also was an extension specialist for Penn State Extension Service. After retirement, he moved to Vermont and managed his Christmas tree plantation at Wind in the Willow Farm in Panton. Surviving are his wife, Doris; one son, Joseph Hayden IV of Radcliff, KY; three daughters, Cheryl Hayden of Shirley, Mass., Lucinda Luckenbill of Wellsboro and Anita Hayden of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Hayden of Savannah, Ga.; and two nieces and a nephew. Services were held at the Vergennes Congregational Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Vermont Library for the Blind, Berlin, Vt. 05602. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 5, 2000

RUTH HUGHES ( Ruth Marsh) 184 N. Academy St. Mansfield, Penna. 16933 Phone: 717-662-2838 Retired: Graduated MSTC and Columbia University: Taught 27 ½ years at Shinglehouse, Pa., Seattle, Washington and Mansfield University. Married to Jack Marsh 29 years. He died in 1982.

Hughes, Ruth Marsh
Ruth H. Marsh, 78, of Mansfield died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born April 27, 1919, in Lambs Creek, she was the daughter of Wells S. and Jennie M Harer Hughes. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield. She was a 1941 graduate of the former Mansfield State College with a bachelor's degree and received her master's degree from Columbia University. She taught in Shinglehouse and Seattle, Wash. She returned to teach at the campus school. At her retirement, she was a supervisor of student teachers at Mansfield State College. She was a member if the Retired Teachers of Tioga County and Pennsylvania, Life member of Pennsylvania State Education Association and past member of Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 475. Preceding her in death was her husband, Jack Marsh, in 1982. Surviving are one sister, Marian Robertson, of Wellsboro, two brothers, Charles Hughes if Palmetto, Fla., and Willard Hughes of Watertown, SD, two nephews, Kenneth Robertson of Hilton, NY, and Charles F M Hughes of Waldorf, MD, three nieces, Carol Robertson, of Watkins Glen, NY, Kay Schultz of Wellsboro and Paula Hughes of Watertown, SD; six great nieces and four great nephews, two great great nieces and three great great nephews. Calling hours were held Saturday Oct. 18 at Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Services were held there with her pastor the Rev. John Whitfield, officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library.

William Inscho
Bernard Kelly

INSCHO - William D. Inscho [SRGP 65831], 82, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born July 15, 1918, in Blossburg, he was the son of Jesse and Mary Inscho. He lived out his years on the Century Old River Red Farm of Tioga County. He was the husband of Cleda Inscho, whom he married in 1943. He has had many accomplishments as a community leader. He was Richmond Township committeeman of the Democratic Party for eight years; director and charter member of Tioga and Potter counties chapters of the Pennsylvania Farmer’s Association. He served as state and local dairy committee delegate; charter member, director and president of the Tioga County Agricultural Authority; director and president of the Tioga County Fair Association; and director of the Northeast Breeder’s Association of Tunkhannock. He was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ; the Odd Fellows and a life member of the Holstein-Friesian Association of America. He attended Mansfield University and Penn State University. He owned and operated River Road Farm, and sold and developed real estate at Real Estaters of Mansfield. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Erdene Besanceney and Mary Mae Evey. Surviving are his wife, Cleda Inscho of Mansfield; one son, Donald of Etters; one daughter, Sylvia of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Christy, Eric and Jennifer; three great-grandchildren, Trinica, Cole and Logan; and one brother-in-law, Theodore Besanceney. Calling hours were held Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Sunday, Aug. 20, with the Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 23, 2000

BERNARD KELLY- 11209 Mountaincrest Dr., Huntsville, Ala. 35803 Phone: 205-882-2598 Wife’s name is Carol; Has 1 son and 3 grandchildren; After graduating from Mansfield High School, Bernie spent 15 years in commercial aviation as a tech rep. pilot and flight instructor for the Army Air Corps., Wright Aeronautics, Yingling Air Service and as a commissioned officer in the USAF, flying B25’s. On completion of his studies at California Institute of Technology, he joined North American Aviation, working for 7 years in Japan, Okinawa., Formosa and USA as a tech rep on the F86 series of fighter airplanes. He then joined Chrysler Corp. missile division, spending four years in Italy as a senior field engineer responsible for the installation of the Jupiter missile system and 10 years in Louisiana and Florida as a systems analyst and quality engineer on the Apollo program. With the moon landings completed, Bernie began working on the Trident program at locations in Florida, Ohio and Seattle, Washington. From 1977 until 1981 he worked throughout the USA as a contract engineer on army tanks, the Cruise and the MX missile systems. In 1981 he accepted his present position on the space shuttle team for United Technologies. Bernie and Carol, who have been married for 34 years, now call Huntsville, Alabama, home. They have one son, Mike , serving in the USAF and three small grandchildren. Kelly’s hobbies are trap and skeet shooting, photography and golf. Carol is the Executive Director of a large Girl Scout Council, and Bernie is a Girl Scout volunteer too!

KELLY - Bernard V. Kelly, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Born in Elmira, NY, Bernie was raised by his grandparents at the family home in Mansfield. He attended Mansfield University before joining the United States Air Force where he was commissioned as a B25 pilot and flight instructor. Following military service he obtained a degree in aeronautical engineering from Spartan Aeronautics Institute and a bachelor of arts degree in business from Sanford. During his career in aeronautics and missiles he and his family lived in Okinawa, Italy, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, Washington State, Colorado and Alabama. Bernie was an avid sportsman. He was inducted in the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 for playing basketball, soccer, and baseball in high school and college; for playing AA pro baseball; and for coaching Little League baseball for many years. He was the Alabama State Veterans Trapp Shooting Champion in 1986 and the Singles Champion D in 1990. He enjoyed boating, woodworking and was a Girl Scout volunteer for many years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Kelly; son, Michael and wife, Sandra of Melbourne, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. Visitation was from 3 - 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Huntsville Memory Gardens [Alabama]. Paul Van Manen officiated the service. Memorial may be made to the Girl Scouts of North Alabama. - Mansfield Gazette, October 17, 2007  

  Wellington Leonard
DOROTHY KIBBIE (Arnold E. Johnson) 7 Stanton St., Painted Post, N.Y.. 14870 Phone 607-962-5152 Retired from Ingersoll Rand in 1979; Has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
WELLS LEONARD- 10902 Canterbury Drive, Sun City, Az. 85351Wife’s name is Sally; Retired; Has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. “Career-Window Washer , as predicted.”

WELLINGTON C. LEONARD- Wellington C. Leonard of Lafayette died Monday, Aug. 11, 1997, in Boulder. He was 77.He was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Mansfield, Pa., to Brunswick and Inez Leonard. He married Sally Galle on Aug. 3, 1946 in Colorado. She died in 1994. He was the district manager for General Tire Co.He also was a salesman for Bridgestone Tire Co.He was a longtime Boulder resident, and moved to Lafayette five years ago. He enjoyed gardening and walking around Waneka Lake in Lafayette. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Leonard of Doha, Qatar, and William Leonard of Lafayette; one brother, Brunswick Leonard of Somerset, Texas, and three grandchildren. No services will be held. Cremation has taken place. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2450 Downing St., Denver 80210, or to the American Heart Association, Boulder County Division, Box 4003, Boulder 80306. Arrangements are being handled by Darrell Howe Mortuary.

 J. REID LEWIS-101 Nash St., Sumter, S.C. 29150 Phone: 803-775-6916Wife’s name is Hazel; Retired; 2 children; Graduated Kansas State College in 1948 with BS in Mechanical Engineering. Served with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, June 1950 to August 1980; Federal Civil Service since Army retirement; eight years service in the U.S. and 22 years overseas. A seasoned traveler—1 million plus air miles. Worked in construction and management in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Marshall Island, Azores, Okinawa, Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Greenland as well as many places in the U.S.

See Also The Mann Creek Hillbillies in which Reid was a member.

Wayne Moore

SARAH JANETTE MATTESON-(. Joseph Augustine) 1520 Meadow Lane, Pine City, N.Y. 14871 Phone: 607-733-6390Retired.

ANTOINETTE MEAKER-( John Benjamin) 155 Audubon Ct., Winter Haven, Fla. 33880 Phone: 813-324-2545Retired: 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

WAYNE MOORE- 25 Conway St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 Phone: 717-724-1100Retired: wife’s name is Kathryn; 3 children, 5 grandchildren.

MOORE,  Wayne

 Wayne Moore age 83, formerly of Mansfield and Wellsboro, Pa, diedJ une 7, 2003 at Bath VA Nursing Facility, Bath, NY. Born October 9, 1919, he was one of five children of the late Willis and Alice Winters Moore. Wayne was predeceased by a brother, Donald Moore; and grandson, Brent Wayne Sherman.. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Brewer Moore of 105 Fellows Towns Apartments, Wellsboro, Pa; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Milton Sherman, Troy, Pa, Marcia and Doyle Thomas, Wellsboro ,Pa, and Linda Putnam, Cordova, TN. Also surviving are sister, Anita Speary, Wellsboro, Pa; and brothers Raymond Moore, 7 Lakes, NC, and Cecil Moore , Cincinnati, OH; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Tioga Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “ Life Celebration Home,” 139 Main St. Wellsboro.

Darwin Neal 1918-2008
DARWIN L. NEAL- P.O. Box 144, Mansfield, Pa. 16933 Phone s717-662-2210Wife’s name is Ina: Semi-retired as retailer of meats, poultry, eggs, etc.; 4 children and6 grandchildren; After high school I continued with my poultry and chick hatchery business—moving it all to my father’s farm on River Road when Ina and I were married in 1940. At that time I also took over the dairying operation there, and later we bought the farm. During the past years, our business ventures have changed with circumstances and national business trends, but always keeping the dairying operation. In 1975 when much of our farm and all our building were condemned and bought by the Army Corps of Engineers—we bought another dairy farm on Schodac Road; and we sold this to our son when I retired in ’80. Even though “retired” I still have a small retail meat, eggs and ice business which helps to keep me busy. More recently, we lost more of our farm acreage to Penn DOT for the new Route 15 by-pass around Mansfield—this is located about 200 feet from our front porch. Ina and I now have time to enjoy gardening, swimming and hiking among other activities.

NEAL, Darwin L.
89, of Mansfield, PA, died January 25, 2008 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born August 31, 1918 in Mansfield, PA. Shiner was the last surviving child of Dr. Leonard and Estella Husted Neal. He was a retired poultry and dairy farmer. By the age of 19 he was a champion poultry farmer and was named 1937 Poultry Boy of the Year. In 1939, he was awarded the degree of American Farmer by Future Farmers of America. Shiner was the owner of Neal's Poultry and Neal's Ice. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield. Shiner is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 68 years, the former Ina Cooke; three daughters, Darwina Neal of Washington, DC, Marynel Somogy of Elmira, NY, Dawn (Larry) Shellenberger of Philadelphia, PA; a son, Charles (Eleanor) Neal of Mansfield, PA; four grandchildren, Stephen (Michele) Somogy of Everett, WA, Jennifer Somogy of Devon, PA, Matthew (Johna) Neal, and Ryan Jay Neal, both of Mansfield, PA; three great-grandchildren, Stephen, Matilda, and Lucas Somogy; two step grandchildren, Penny Starks and Paul (Joanna) Evans, both of Mansfield, PA; six step great-grandchildren, Serena Starks, Ashley, Tyler, Kasey, Austyn, and Jacob Evans. He was predeceased by brothers, Homer, Byron, and William; and sisters, Elizabeth and Miriam. 

Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Monday, 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, 11 a.m. - noon. Funeral services will follow there Tuesday at noon. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Darwin's memory may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, NY, NY 10003.

MARGARET E. NICHOLAS-( Boyd H. Smith) Hepburnville, P.O. Box 66, Cogan Station, Pa. 17728 Phone :717-494-0784 Retired; Teacher of Mathematics, English and Latin; Husband a retired employee of Mushroom Transportation Co. Over the years I was active in supervising girls’ day camp actiivities, interscholastic sports teams, and library clubs. My individual “hobbies” include sewing, knitting, crafts of all kinds, ceramics, gardening and photography. For the last twenty-some years I have been a very active member of the Heshbon Garden Club in which I have held several offices. I credit my father with instilling in me my love of flowers of all kinds when I was a small girl.

NILES, Mazie (SRGP 68541)- JOHNSON MRS. MAZIE 32, of Lambs Creek, dies at 3 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 9,1952. Survived by her husband, Robert Johnson, son, Robert Joseph, and daughter, Linda Mary, both at home; parents Mr. and Mrs. Russell Niles, Lambs Creek; sisters, Rosa,Rarcille, Regina, and Reva, at home, and Mrs Kenneth Nealy of Cornig; nephew Russell Nealy. Body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call, and where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Everette Ousterout, of Covington, officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

NILES JOHNSON, MAZIE 32, died January 9, 1952 at her home in Lambs Creek, following an extended kidney ailment.  She was born in Lambs Creek, Pa., June 17, 1919, the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Russell Niles. She attended Mansfield schools, graduating from the high school with the class of 1937.  She was married January 2, 1942, at her home in Lambs Creek to Robert Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson of Tioga Pa. They had two children, Robert Joseph Johnson and Linda Marie Johnson. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by her parents. Mr and Mrs Russell Niles, five sisters. Rosa, Marcile, Regina and Reva Niles- all of Lambs Creek, Mrs Kenneth Neally of Addison, and a nephew, Russell Neally of Addison. She was an ardent church worker, being a member of the Lambs Creek Bible Church; president of the Ladies Aid, and a Sunday school teacher. Her friendliness and willingness to help others made her a host of friends, witnessed by her many floral offerings and large funeral. The funeral was held Friday, January11, at 2p.m. at eh Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Everall Osterhout officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.  

Grace Arlene Randall
Marietta Maxene Randall

ELEANOR PURVIS-( Charles Tremaine) Box 35, R.D. #1, Tioga, Pa. 16946 Retired Nurse: Has 8 sisters and 1 brother all living; graduated in nursing in 1938; Served as a Navy nurse for 18 months in a Naval Hospital; 2 years as an industrial nurse; Married in 1946 and worked at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital for 34 years.

ARLENE RANDALL- (Melvin Goodrich) P.O. Box 5318, Fletcher, N.C. 28732 Phone:704-692-8986 Retired: 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Melvin and I had a Dry Cleaning business for 23 years; then for 24 years we were in hospital work. Since we retired Melvin does electrical and plumbing work for six condos and I do part-time nursing for a blind lady. I just finished several courses in Blue-Ride Tech. College in English Smocking, Brazilian Embroidery, oil painting, and there are many more that I am planning to take soon. We also belong to a camping club; once a month we go camping in the Smokies and along the Parkway and all over North and South Carolina where we can hike and see waterfalls and some magnificent views. We also study nature and God’s word. 

RANDALL, Grace Arlene [SRGP 87802] – Grace Arlene Randall Goodrich, 91, of Fletcher, NC, passed away Monday, October 19, 2009, at Universal Health Care of Fletcher. Born in Coudersport, PA, she was a daughter of the late Edmund Albert Randall and Leona Etta Eggleston Randall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Elmer Goodrich. She received an associate degree in business and had worked as an Assistant Respiratory Therapist for Mountain Sanitarium and Hospital in Naples, NC. She had been a resident of Henderson County since 1970. She was a member of the Arden Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors include her two sons, Danny LeRoy Goodrich and his wife Shirley of Dana, NC and Randall Erving Goodrich and his wife Patricia of North Pole, Alaska; a daughters, Cheryl Janene Hagler and her husband of Greer, SC; six grandchildren, Matthew, Travis, Jennifer, Trae`, Tyler and Dasan; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, at Arden SDA Church. Pastor Jim Hakes will officiate. Entombment will be private. The family will receive friends from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. – Forest Lawn Funeral Home obituary

MAXENE RANDALL (Maxene Wagner) 6 Crescent Drive, Painted Post, N.Y. 14870 Phone: 607-936-3424 Retired; 2 children and 6 grandchildren.

George Walter Retan
d 1999
James Rieppel

... George Walter Retan, who was the editor in chief of the juvenile department at Random House in Manhattan. He edited Richard Scarry among others

For man, 90, key to long life is staying busy - James Rieppel of Mansfield
Garth Wade • January 19, 2009
Elmira Star-Gazette

One of John and Ethel Rieppel's seven kids, Jim was 11 when the family moved to Mansfield, where his dad opened Rieppel's Welding Shop in 1928. The skills learned from his dad guided his life, a life enriched by the petite lady he married 63 years ago. Jim calls her Mary. Everybody else calls her Betty.

Betty Bunn was working at her uncle Howard Vosburg's Restaurant in Mansfield when Jim stopped in for a strawberry sundae in 1939. The spark between them endured for six years until he came home from World War II. Later, after Betty's uncle Howard died, Jim was appointed to Howard's seat on the Southern Tioga School Board.

No one is more self- sufficient than a kid raised during the Depression of the 1930s. Jim, 17, couldn't afford a canoe so he built one. He dated Betty in that canoe, paddling on Mountain Lake nourished by Betty's picnic lunch. The canoe, still new, hangs in his garage today.

The dates ceased in August 1942, when he was drafted into the Army Air Forces. Assigned to the 907th Signal Company, the skills he learned during six years in his father's shop earned Jim a "fix- anything" reputation. When broken generators piled up for lack of a part, Jim made the part. "Before the captain knew what I was doing, I had generators going out the door one after the other," he said.

Jim was awarded a Legion of Merit medal for his skills. His company's war began in Africa, then moved to Sicily and Italy. It wasn't all work and danger. Jim attended midnight Mass celebrated by Pope Pius XII in Vatican City. The pope blessed him and his picture of Betty. Other events weren't pretty. Partisans executed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Pettaci, in April 1945, then hanged their bodies by the feet in Milan. Jim saw that grisly scene.

He came home from war on Thanksgiving 1945, married Betty two weeks later and moved into a house he'd bought earlier for $1,700. It got too big 10 years ago, so they downsized to a neat ranch they built in what used to be their backyard.

Jim and Betty have three daughters, Adele, Rosemary and Marsha. Marsha is named for a swamp Jim transformed into a pretty 25-acre pond near Little Marsh. He worked for a month of Sundays clearing and burning. Then he built a cottage with a fireplace he made from stones hauled in by his family.

Jim is very proud of his 20 years on the school board. His best memory is his success in bargaining with property owners for land needed to build Mansfield's Warren Miller Elementary School. Meanwhile, his work at Rieppel Welding kept his family fed and kept him busy, 12 hours a day, seven days a week. His can-do-anything talents led to everything from frozen water pipes to numerous demolition jobs in the county, including the old Mill Creek bridge on former Route 15.

He moved a house. He moved First Citizens National Bank safety deposit boxes from the old bank to the new. "He was never home," Betty said. "We did everything that needed to be done," Jim said. When a project got tough, he'd visualize his father on the job, telling him what to do, Jim said. "He was a good man." Rieppel's Welding was sold in 1972, but Jim stayed on for four years to help the new owner.

Early family rec time included a lot of fishing. Betty landed a 20-pound Lake Ontario salmon that's half as tall as she. "I had to hang onto her to keep her in the boat," Jim said. The fish was mounted, so she's got proof. Jim's later years have been filled with woodworking projects including cupboards for his kids. He also takes care of the lawn and grows a garden. Busy is the key, he said. "They don't want me to do anything. If I don't do something, I'll die anyhow." 

RIEPPEL, James H.- James H. Rieppel, age 91, of Mansfield, PA, died
July 30, 2010 at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro, PA. He was born October 20, 1918 in Cowanesque, PA, the son of John and Ethel Skinner Rieppel. Jim was the retired owner of Rieppel & Crumb Welding, Mansfield. He was a WWII Army Air Force Veteran serving in the Africa, Sicily & Italy Campaigns, a member of the Mansfield American Legion, a charter member of the Canoe Camp VFW, and a recipient of the Legion of Merit Award. Jim served for 20 years on the Board of Southern Tioga Schools. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, & gardener. Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Mary "Betty" Bunn; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Sam Schappelle of Gaithersburg, MD, Adele and Richard Rieppel-Kies of Painted Post, NY, Marsha and Ken King of Caton, NY; eight grandchildren, James (Zeile), Ken (Seema), and David (Laura) Schappelle, Michael (Lisa) and Jeff (Kamie) Saurbaugh, Shana (Brian) Jones, Meggan (Joe) Driscoll, and Aaron Colegrove; 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Perry and Paul; and sisters, Edna Locke, Anna Rieppel, Edith West and Arlene Strailey. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St, Mansfield, PA, Monday 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church, with Fr. Joseph Hornick, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the Canoe Camp VFW at PO Box 73, Mansfield, PA 16933. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 1, 2010

SHAW - SCOTT, Alice Regina (Shaw) [SRGP 20501] 
Alice Regina (Shaw) Scott, 89, of Troy, PA, died on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Hayes Scott, who died on July 30, 1965. The couple married February 3, 1938 and had 27 happy years together. Family and friends are  welcome to gather from 4:00-5:00 PM on Friday, September 18, 2009 at the Gerald W. Vickery Funeral Home, Inc. 100 West Main Street Troy, PA. The memorial service to honor Alice's life will be held at 5:00 PM on Friday, September 18th with Deacon William Graham officiating.  Alice was born on February 2, 1920 in Mansfield, PA, daughter of the late Earl W. and Daisy (Brace) Shaw. She was a Mansfield High School graduate and attended Mansfield University
. She retired from Miniers Grocery Store where she was a checkout clerk. Alice was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Troy, PA. She enjoyed card playing,  traveling, doing crossword puzzles, was an avid vegetable gardener, enjoyed flowers, and the color purple. Alice enjoyed many good times with her family and friends.  Alice is survived by her children: Marcia A. Roca of Monroe, NC and her former husband Hector Roca, Jeanne Duart of Troy, PA, Adrianne VanNoy of Troy, PA, Roseanne (Donald) Brady of Charleston, WV, Gail (Darrell) Justice of Hamilton, VA, Barbara Morris of Troy, PA, and Robert Paul (Cynthia) Scott of Mesquite, TX, 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, her brothers: Robert Shaw of Mansfield, PA, Richard (Pauli) Shaw of Dallas, TX,  Earl (Margaret) Shaw of Damascus, MD, Byron (Barbara) Shaw of Painted Post, NY, Harold (Elaine) Shaw of Mansfield, PA, and Gayle (Barbara) Shaw of Horseheads, NY, her sister Marilyn Lee of Bolivar, NY, numerous nieces and nephews, special daughter Barbara Scott, and special card playing friend Alice Schucker.  Alice is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, 3 grandchildren, brothers: Daryl and Leland Shaw, and sisters: Leree Coates, Roberta Vaughan, and Virginia Erway.  Memorial contributions may be made in Alice's memory to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17041.
Gordon H. Smith
Isabelle Sparling

LOUISE SMITH-( Raymond Metzger) Box 225, R.D. # 2, Linden, Pa. 17744 Phone 717-322-0031 Teacher; 3 children, 3 grandchildren; We still live at Linden Hills Farm—enjoy the one grandchild who lives near, travel, hobbies of calligraphy and crafts. I do some substituting in the area schools and am active in the United Methodist Church, DAR, Sr. Citizens and County Extension work; have done some tutoring in the Lycoming Literacy Project for adult non-readers.

SPARLING Isabelle N. Harvey
94, formerly of Mansfield and Winter Haven, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. She was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Ward and Bertha Johnson Sparling.  Isabelle is survived by a daughter, Sally Duffee of Austin; a sister, Ella Mae Bailey of Mansfield; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence "Butt" Harvey in 1989, as well as three brothers and a sister.  Funeral services will be private with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions in Isabelle's memory may be made to the Potter County Hospice 1001 E. 2nd St. Coudersport, Pa. 16915.   Wellsboro Gazette – January 22, 2013

Caspar Thompson
Bernita Tickner

TICKNER - Bernita H. Kent, 75, of 95 Cornell St., Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1994, at Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, NY. She was born Nov. 3, 1918, in Jobs Corners. She worked closely with her husband in remodeling homes and real estate. Preceding her in death was her husband, Almon C. Kent, and one grandchild, Justin Kent. Surviving are three sons, Gary Kent of Millport, NY, Paul Kent of Titusville, Fla., and Ron Kent of Cocoa, Fla.; two daughter, Donna Noteware of Hammondsport, NY, and Janet Langley of Coolin, Idaho; one brother, Louis Tickner of Mansfield; two sisters, Mary Sterling of Pine City, NY, and Erma McCormick of Williamsport; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, on Thursday, Aug. 25. Services were held Friday, Aug. 26, at the Oakwood United Methodist Church, Elmira Heights, NY, with the Rev. Stephen Parr officiating. Burial was made at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 31, 1994

Claire VanNorman
Danny Webster

Wellsboro Agitator, January 7, 1942
Joins School Faculty
Miss Claire VanNorman has resigned her position at the National Savings & Trust Company, Washington, to teach in Bethesda, MD. Miss VanNorman is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School and State Teachers College. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. K.F. VanNorman of Mansfield.

Age 89, longtime resident of Wellsboro and formerly of Mansfield, PA, died peacefully with her family at her side Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late R. Kelts Dillman. Claire was born August 20, 1919, the daughter of Karl and Marian Greener VanNorman. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College and was a supervisor of Music in the Rockville Maryland School District during WWII.
 She also substituted in neighboring Tioga County school districts and later worked as a Secretary for the Community Mental Health Center in Wellsboro until retirement. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Claire was active for many years as a member of the Wednesday Morning Musicales. She loved music and playing the piano and often spoke of the Greener Piano Factory in Elmira, NY. Jacob Greener, her great-grandfather, became well known as the maker of the "Greener Piano" and for his invention of the soft pedal. Claire was equally proud of her father, Karl, who was honored for his participation and contribution to Mansfield University's football program. Claire loved her family and was very active and supportive in the lives of her children and grandchildren's lives. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Surviving are daughter, Deborah Dillman Kear (David Marsh, fiance), Mechanicsburg, PA; son, Gary Kelts Dillman, Wellsboro, PA; daughter-in-law, Patty Huck Dillman, Wellsboro, PA; granddaughters, Jennifer Anne Kear, New Cumberland, PA, Terra Lee Dillman (Stephen) Tokarz, Antrim, PA, Maegan Kelts Dillman, Killington, VT; grandson, James Michael Kear, New Cumberland, PA; great-granddaughter, Anna Kathryn Tokarz; sister, Pauline VanNorman Rice, Still Pond, MD. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; and sister, Rosalind VanNorman Jerabek. Friends and family are invited to Claire's Life Celebration on Thursday, May 28, 2009, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Friday, May 29, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with Rev. Cannon Gregory R. Hinton officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Wellsboro, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/27/2009

DIANTHA E. WEBSTER- Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 Graduated from B.I.C.W., Philadelphia, Pa. 1941. Worked as nurse and housemother at Methodist orphanage, Philadelphia, also in S.P.C.C. in Philadelphia duringW.W. II. Did nursing in nursing home and with private patient in Elmira, N.Y. Taught school in Sullivan Township, Tioga County and in Pine Township, Lycoming County until 1950.Also taught in Bradford County one year. After some time spent on the farm I was appointed postmistress in Mainesburg where I remained until retirement in January, 1983

WEBSTER       Diantha Ellen Retiree US Postal Service Age 81, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home died Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at home. She was born on  August 28, 1918 in Sullivan Township, Tioga Co. PA, a daughter of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster. Diantha taught school for the former State Road and the  English Center schools. She retired from the US Postal service in 1985 after 25years as postmaster for Mainesburg. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and had received her silver certificate from the East Sullivan Grange as a 25 year member. Diantha is survived by a niece, Gayle (Jon) Clark of  Mansfield; 2 nephews, Charles (Donna) Fogelsonger of Springhill FL, Jeff (Betsy  Gurley) Fogelsonger of Lawrenceville PA; 3 grand nieces, 2 grand nephews, and  2 great nieces. She was preceded in death by a brother Robert Webster and a  sister Dorotha Fogelsonger.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 3, 2000  from 6 to 7 PM at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main Street,  Mansfield PA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, immediately following  the viewing at 7 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. David E. Blowers officiating.   Burial will be in Mainesburg cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to  the State Road Baptist Church c/o Diane Seymour, 486 Rumsey Hill Rd., Mainesburg PA 16946. (Elmira Star-Gazette)

Eleanor Wilson
Robert Wilson
WILSON, Eleanor - Eleanor W. Clarke, age 60, of San Anselmo, California, died Tuesday, April 1, 1980 at the University of California Hospital at San Francisco, California. She was born February 29, 1920, in Mansfield, the daughter of Ervin and Dora McConnell Wilson. She graduated from Mansfield High School and the Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. She is survived by her husband, Maison C. Clarke of New York City; 2 daughters, Mrs. Scott [Sharon] Robinson of Petaluma, Calif., and Mrs. Keith [Debbie] Knowles of LaFayette, Ill.; one son, Maison C. Clarke II of Mansfield; 2 grandsons, Melvin Robinson of Petaluma, Calif., and Aaron Clarke of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Chester [Elsie] Case of Mansfield; 2 brothers, James W. Wilson and Harold W. Wilson, both of Mansfield. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund. A memorial service was held in San Anselmo on Monday, April 7, 1980. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 11, for family and close friends at the Clarke home, 42 Newtown Hill Road, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 9, 1980, p.12

WILSON - Robert L. Wilson [SRGP 54580], 60, of Coopers Plains, NY, a Mansfield native, died Thursday, June 4, 1981, at his home. Born July 10, 1920, he was a son of Lee N. and Lorah Phillips Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Herbert Lee Webster American Legion Post 235, Tioga. Surviving are his wife, the former Louise Morse; three sons, Benjamin D. of Tioga, Gary L. of Lawrenceville and Stephen L. of Boston, Massachusetts; a daughter, Miss Patricia L. at home; his father of Mansfield; a brother, Richard E. of Mansfield and five grandchildren. His mother died last April 23.The funeral was held Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. David L. Weaver, his pastor, officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 10, 1981

MARJORIE L. WOODARD-( Burdett L. Erway) 712 Ross St., Coudersport, Pa., 16915 Phone 274-9167 Retired housewife and registered nurse; Has 6 children, 10 grandchildren.  

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