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Mansfield High School Class of 1940
1947 view of Mansfield High School. Front section , the gym, was built about 1927 attached to the old Brick School. In 1939, the Brick School was torn down and the new school built surrounding the central gym..

1940 Class Mansfield High School
 This list is of the sophomore class in the 1938 yearbook. There may be additional names if new students joined the class, and some may not have graduated. Those with 1940S following their name were part of the Sophomore class in 1938 but not included with the graduation list of 1940.
I have located the newspaper account and commencement brochure with photos of this graduating class. School newspaper - Highlights- has poor quality - but small - photos. The commencement brochure indicates whether diploma was for Academic  or Vocational [Home Ec.] work.

Surname First Name Year Spouse
Bastian Lloyd 1940    24629 1921-2011
Beardslee Shirley Voc. 1940 Roland Smith 00578 1922-1991 Watson Cemetery
Brigham Alwyn 1940 S  
Brigham Allen 1940 S  
Brown Carl 1940 S   05485
Bryan Eleanore Jane Aca. 1940    93854
Bryant Lorraine Aca. 1940  Dominic Simonotti 05383 1921-1972 Highland Cemetery
Buchanan Sam R. Aca. 1940  Anna Cole 20454 1923-1986 Florida
Caracciolo Catherine Aca. 1940  Arthur Watkins 65849 1922-1987 Arbon Cemetery
Cole Anna Elizabeth Aca. 1940  Sam Buchanan 83413
Cole Robert 1940 S   39464
Collins Charles William Aca. 1940 95230
Cook  Emily Wilma Voc. 1940  Mayer 14132
Cook Carlyle 1940 S   10092
Cox Alice Marian Voc. 1940 Warren Slingerland 48095 1922-2013
Crossley Virginia Voc. 1940  Harrington 85457
Cummings Marian Voc. 1940   95923
Dann Ruth Eleanore Aca. 1940  Carlson 91294 1922-1994
Dickson Elizabeth Voc. 1940    95020
Every Betty 1940 S Hogan  27387 1922-dec
Fleitz Mary Jane 1940 S Watrous 94848
Fralic Ruth 1940 S Norton Sherwood 68415
French Doris O, Aca. 1940 Clark
Giles Myra Voc. 1940 Donald Fay Smith 02115 1922-
Gould Helen Marian Aca. 1940  Frank Tucci 58032 1921-
Griffith Bronwen Voc. 1940 Frank Murphy 79970 1922-2004 Prospect Cemetery
Hagar Lena Adrienne Voc. 1940  Burrows 35876 1922-1999 Tioga CMG
Hall Lenora 1940 S  
Holleran John Roger "Jack" 1940 S   85885
Holton George 1940 S   99808
Jaquish Mabel Lorraine Voc. 1940  Clarence Thomas 65846 1922-2012
McConnell Bernice Voc. 1940  Corey 82374 1923-2008 Massachusetts
Merrick Shirley Jean Aca. 1940 S Owen Cook 14131 1922-2004 Jobs Corners Cemetery
McKay Ruth E. Voc. 1940  Thomas Tice 02825 1921-2018
Nichols Ethel Louise Aca. 1940  Harrell 95652
Palmer Elizabeth I. Voc. 1940  Morrell, Spencer 25844 1922-2016
Palmer Gordon Robert Aca. 1940  Dorothy May Hewlett 16105 1922-2020
Peterson [Herbert] Gerhard [Jr.] Aca. 1940    83415 1922-1960 Los Angeles
Pierotti Robert Aca. 1940   21783
Purvis Iona 1940 S Raymond Brown  36308
Theoharous Lewis 1940 S   95277
Rhoades Charles 1940 S  
Richmond Mary Lucretia Voc. 1940 Fidler 19229
Robinson Leona 1940 S   89437
Roupp Sheldon 1940 S   30618
Schanbacher Joyce A. Aca. 1940 Gilbert 83417 1922-2015
Seeley Marjorie Louise Voc. 1940  Byron Benedict 10524 1922-1995 Watson Cemetery
Sherman Ben M. Aca. 1940   Esther McCracken 14213 1921-1999 Tioga CMG
Smith Lewis W. Aca. 1940   95889
Smith Erma A. Voc. 1940
Soper Lorene 1940 S Charles Moore 14660
Stickler Marian Voc. 1940 Francis Wells 20964 -2000
Stuart Mary Josepine Aca. 1940 Wilcox 33648 1922-2014
Tice Leslie 1940 S Marcella Miller 00003 1921-2003 State Road Cemetery
Tickner Mary 1940 S Gerald Sterling 42677
VanDusen Robert Bruce Aca. 1940   Evelyn Knowlton 52804 1922-1960 Naples, Florida
Vermilyea Elwyn Emmet Aca. 1940   94742 1922-1923
Wade June M. Aca. 1940 Clark Judge 83418 1923-1997
Walker Joseph 1940 S  Louise Thompson 70430 1922-1969 Oakwood Cemetery
Waltz Madolyn Aca. 1940  Donald Moore 66137 1922-1952 Prospect Cemetery
Welch Margaret Jane 
Also listed in 1939
Voc. 1940 Donald Bentley 03577 1921-2014 State Road Cemetery
Wells Francis Donald 1940 S Marian Stickler 05313 1920-2006
West Mary A. Voc. 1940 89749
Wetherbee Mary Aleen Aca. 1940   81588
Wilson Jeanette Rose Aca. 1940    21714
Woods Elizabeth R. Aca. 1940 Hughes 95166
Youmans Mary Ellen 1940 S   
64 Sophomore year 
53 graduated 
44 on Commencement 
 Shirley B. Smith, 69, wife of Roland J. Smith of RD 2, Mansfield, died Saturday, June 15, 1991 at home, following a lengthy illness. Born June 6, 1922 she was a daughter of Henry and Caroline McConnell Beardslee. She was a long-time member of Elk Run United Methodist Church, but was currently a member of Roseville United Methodist Church. She was a member of East Sullivan Grange. She was formerly employed by North Penn Health Center. She and her husband observed their 51st wedding anniversary recently. Surviving besides her husband, are three sons, J. Harlo Smith of Lititz, Lyman Smith of Fort Washington, Md., and Wendell J. Smith of North Syracuse, NY; two daughters, Clarice A. Shirks of Lancaster, Rhonda J. Hamilton of Shiremanstown; a brother, Frank Beardslee of Troy, and five grandchildren. Friends called Monday, June 17, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 18, at the Roseville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Stump, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

 Mrs. Lorraine Simonetti, 50, wife of Dominic Simonetti, of North Buffalo Street, Elkland, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 1972, in a New York City hospital following an extended illness. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Roselyn Slocum and Miss Patricia Simonetti, both of Elkland; three brothers, Waldo Bryant, of Tioga RD, Frank Bryant of Wellsboro RD, and Dee Bryant, of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. George Krause, of Mt. Clair, NJ, Mrs. Perry Kirkland, of Lamirada, Calif. and Mrs. Kenneth Brooks, of Belleflower, Calif., and five grandchildren.The funeral was held on Monday at the church.  Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Elkland. The Rev. Clement Markowski, her pastor, officiated.

BUCHANAN, Samuel R. [SRGP 20454] – Word has been received here of the August 28th, 1986 death of former Mansfield resident, Samuel R. Buchanan of 614 West Idleild Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604. He is survived by his wife, Anna Cole Buchanan; a daughter, Patricia Barlow; a son, Scott, all of Tampa; his mother, Bernice Buchanan and a sister Eulola Baker, both of New Albany, PA; and 3 grandchildren. – Wellsboro Gazette, 10 September 1986, p.12

CARACCIOLO, Catherine - Catherine Watkins, 75, of Blossburg died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at Soldiers ? Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Sept. 12, 1922, in Galeton, she was the daughter of James and Rachel Caracciolo. She had previously been employed as a telephone operator for Commonwealth Telephone Company for 17 years and had worked at the former Blossburg State Hospital. She retired from Mansfield University in 1991. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Blossburg, and its altar and rosary society. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and a member of the Blossburg Borough Election Board. She was also an avid bingo player. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Arthur Watkins; two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Candy Watkins of Liberty and James and Shari Watkins of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg, where a vigil service was also held. A prayer service was held at the funeral home Monday, Dec. 29, followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Kenneth Seegar, her pastor, officiating. Burial was made at Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, 16 Water St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or to the American Heart Association, Pennsylvania Affiliate, 228 S. Russell Ave., Williamsport, PA 17701 - Wellsboro Gazette, December 31, 1997.

COX Alice (Cox) Slingerland

age 91, of St. Cloud, FL, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, September 15, 2013 at her home in Florida. Alice was born February 4, 1922 in DeRuyter, NY, a daughter of Walter and Marian (Neal) Cox. She was married to Warren C. Slingerland on January 11, 1942 who preceded her in death on May 28, 1985. Alice was a member of the St. Cloud Garden Club, Mansfield Garden Club, Marinda Rebekah Lodge #107 of Stony Fork, PA, and Deborah Rebekah Lodge #82 of St. Cloud, FL - member for 66 years. She was a member of the Mansfield First United Methodist Church. Alice worked at Corning Glass in Wellsboro, as well as the Commonwealth Telephone Co. for 23 ½ years in a management capacity. Her hobbies were crocheting afghans, genealogy, world traveler, flowers, and especially growing orchids. She had a great love for her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and loved her role as a homemaker. Alice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Dr. Gary ?Doc? Burleigh of Mansfield, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Denise Slingerland of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; a brother, Richard Cox of Dade City, FL; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Alice was predeceased by sons, William ?Billie? Slingerland (1948), Robert ?Bobby? W. Slingerland (1960), and Charles ?Bud? Slingerland (2008). Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 67 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 4:00 PM with Pastor John West and Pastor John Kenzy officiating. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Star Gazette – September 17, 2013

GRIFFITHS, Bronwen [SRGP 79970] - Bronwen Griffiths Murphy died Wednesday, January 7, 2004, at her residence at 2105 Hershey Court, Village at Sprenkle Drive, York. She was the wife of Frank M. Murphy, who died October 21, 1981. Born in Blossburg, Pa., October 3, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. David J. Griffiths. After graduating from Mansfield, PA Senior High School in 1940, she attended Mansfield State Teachers College for one year before transferring to Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where she graduated in 1944. She worked as a registered nurse for 16 years in the public school system of White Plains, NY, where she and her family lived for 40 years. She is survived by five daughters, Bronwen Murphy, Lucinda Mosley, Gwyneth Murphy, Victoria Murphy and Melissa Gleason; two sons, Thomas Murphy and David Murphy; a  sister, Audrey G. Baynes; six grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane. Rev. Stanley Combs will officiate. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society; or to Zion Lutheran Church, York; or to another charitable cause. - Published in the York Daily Record, York Dispatch ? York Sunday News on 1/10/2004.

HAGAR - Lena Audrienne [SRGP 35876] - Lena H. Burrows, 77, of Mansfield died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born June 24, 1922, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Claude L. and Jenny Bly Hagar. She was the wife of William R. Burrows. They observed their 48th wedding anniversary on April 14, 1999. She was employed at Mansfield University and later at the former Sowers Store, Mansfield. She was a member of Cherry Flats Baptist Church, the 55 Plus Club and the former Middle Ridge Grange. Preceding her in death were one brother and six sisters. Surviving are three sons, David and Gerald Burrows of Mansfield, and Russell Burrows of Lakeland, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Fordyce Hagar of Mansfield and C. Willard "Bill" Hagar of Montoursville; one sister, Ina Hagar of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 4 at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield Services were held there Wednesday, Jan. 5, with the Rev. Ron Bly of the Draper Baptist Church, Stony Fork, officiating. Burial was made at Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, RR1, Box 174, Mansfield, PA 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, January 5, 2000, p.6

JACQUISH Mabel J. Thomas
Millville, PA: Mabel J. Thomas, 90, of Millville, went to be with her Lord and Savior April 1, 2012 at the Millville Health Care Center. She was born March 7, 1922 in Mainesburg, PA, a daughter of the late Daniel P. and Arbutus Laing Jaquish. Mabel graduated from Mansfield High School and then she was the valedictorian of her graduating class at Mansfield University. She retired from Central Middle School in 1985. She is a member of the Millville Christian Church where she is a Meredith Elder and a Sunday School Teacher for fifty plus years. She enjoyed making crafts and helping her husband make ornaments and toys. She also enjoyed reading and writing. Mabel especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Robert Thomas, who died November 11, 1979; and four brothers, William, Daniel, Joseph, and Francis Jaquish; and three sisters, Arbutus, Martha, and Christine. Mabel is survived by her husband, C. Donald Thomas, with whom she married June 1, 1941; and two daughters, Lorraine and her husband Howard Watts and Jane and her husband Joseph Steinruck, all of Millville; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Gladys Brubaker of Litiz, Donna Brown of Bird-in-hand, and Priscilla Stopher of Minnesota. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Millville Christian Church, 245 E. Main St., Millville with her Pastor, Richard Plocinski, officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Bunnell Funeral Home, Inc., 179 E. Main St., Millville, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Due to allergies the family would ask, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Millville Christian Church, PO Box 130, Millville, PA 17846. Star Gazette – April 3, 2012

McKAY, Ruth Eugenia - Ruth Eugenia McKay Tice, age 96, of Mansfield, PA, died on Friday, March 2, 2018 at her home. She was born on March 27, 1921 in Shunk, Sullivan County, PA, a daughter of Eugene and Dora (Hess) McKay. Ruth was the wife of the late Thomas E. Tice who died in 2008. She and her husband were farmers who owned and operated their own farm in Mansfield. Ruth enjoyed crocheting, reading, gardening, and mowing the lawn. She is survived by three sons, Thomas G. (Linda A.) Tice of Mansfield, PA, David W. (Mary) Tice of Mansfield, PA, Jack L. (Joyce) Tice of Boise, ID; three daughters, Barbara A. (Phil) Parker of Tioga, PA, Linda M. Tice of Mansfield, PA, Sandy L. Tice of Rutland, VT; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; a daughter, Ruthadele Smith; a grandson, Shane Michael Smith; six brothers and sisters. In Honor of Ruth's wishes there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. -

MERRICK - COOK Shirley Jean Age 82, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, December 16, 2004, at her home. Shirley was the wife of Owen Cook for 56 years. She was born on August 31, 1922 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Otis and Mae (Hall) Merrick. Shirley was a WWII US Navy veteran. She retired from Mansfield University where she was the secretary to the president for 16 years. She had been a member of the Mansfield BPW and attended the Roseville United Methodist Church. Shirley is survived by her husband, Owen Cook; a son and daughter-in-law, Rodger and Dawn Cook; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Edward Wright, Jean and Thomas Zimmerman; six grandchildren, Erin, Adam, Jennifer, Kristen, Amy and Katie, all of Mechanicsburg, PA. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 20, 2004, from noon till 1 p.m. at the Roseville United Methodist Church. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Jobs Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR2 Box 1878, Mansfield, PA 16933. Services are under the direction of the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel Crematory ? Monuments PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.

PETERSON, H. Gerhard,Jr.,  Dr. [SRGP 83415] – Dr. H. Gerhard Peterson, Jr., 37, of Encino, Calif., died Monday, December 5, 1960. Survived by wife, Eleanor N. Peterson; 7 children; mother, Mrs. Eleanor J. Peterson and  sister, Mrs. Mary Lee Messinger, both of Mansfield. He was a graduate of Colgate and Harvard Universities. He was a radiologist at the New Britain, Conn. General Hospital for several years. For the past several years he had been in charge of radiology at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Peterson had become widely known in the medical field, having written several articles for Medical Journals. In 1959 he read a paper before a doctors meeting held in Montreal, Canada and before the International College of Surgeons in Paris. – Mansfield Advertiser, 7 December 1960, p.3

SCHANBACHER –JOYCE ARLENE SCHANBACHER GILBERT of 200 River Road, Mt. Carmel, CT passed away peacefully on March 7, 2015 in her home of over 54 years. Born in Mansfield, PA, Joyce was one of eight children of Orville and Martha Ann Rauscher Schanbacher, her father being the founder/owner of the Mansfield Novelty Company. Joyce received a BA in Education from her hometown college and moved to the Northeast, where she met her husband-to-be N. Charlton Gilbert in 1957. While living in the greater New Haven area, Joyce became greatly involved in volunteer and community service activities, holding board positions in several organizations: The Connecticut Society for the Prevention of Blindness (Chairwoman of The New Haven Pre-School Vision Screening Program, for which she received the Helen Keller award); The New Haven Symphony; The Connecticut Fund for the Environment; and The Peabody Association. Joyce also volunteered in the Peabody Museum Entomology Department for over 30 years, where she assisted resident professors in organizing and cataloging their collections. Joyce leaves two children - Greta Gilbert Edelman and her husband Alan (Mt. Carmel), and Neil Y. Gilbert and his wife Virginia (Falmouth, ME); and three grandchildren - Rachel Edelman, Rebecca Edelman and Christopher Gilbert. She is predeceased by her stepson, Charlton H. Gilbert. Services will be private. All arrangements in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Mt. Carmel Congregational Church, 3284 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2015

     Marjorie L. Benedict, 72, of Roseville died Saturday, July 1, 1995, at Troy Hospital, Troy.  Born Nov. 14, 1922, in Roseville, she was the daughter of Louis V. and Carrie M. Haff Seeley.  She was a manager and cook for the former Roseville Elementary School cafeteria, cook for the former Johnson's Truck Haven, Lambs Creek, and manager and cook for the former Hats Restaurant, Mansfield.  Mrs. Benedict was also a manager for the former Dutch Pantry, Mansfield, and a caterer and cook for the Corey Creek Golf Course, Mansfield.  She retired from Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, where she was employed as a nurse's aid and had been associated with the Watson Cemetery for 50 years.  She was an avid bingo player.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Truman W. Benedict, in 1989; and one sister, Doris Sprague, in 1975.  Surviving are one son, Donald L. Benedict of Mainesburg; one daughter, Donna M. Baker of Roseville; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; one sister, Pauline Baker, and one brother, Robert Seeley, both of Roseville; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, on Wednesday, July 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Services will be held there Thursday, July 6, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James Bellamy, her pastor, and the Rev. Ivan Mathewson officiating.  Burial will be made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  The family will provide the flowers.  Memorial donations may be made to the Fire and Ambulance Building Fund, 13 East Wellsboro St., Mansfield, Pa. or to the Roseville United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 Ben N. Sherman, 77, of Trout Run died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at home. Born Nov. 25, 1921, in Mansfield, he was the son of Harold and Gladys Ames Sherman. He was the husband of Esther McCracken Sherman, whom he married June 16, 1951. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School, Mansfield, and was former owner and operator of Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Township. He was a US Navy veteran serving in World War II. Surviving are his wife, Esther; five sons and daughters-in-law, Tim W. and Karen Sherman of North East, Md., Tedd N. Sherman of Trout Run, Tom H. and Bonnie Sherman of Trout Run, Ty B. and Helen F. Sherman of Trout Run and Todd D. Sherman of State College; two sisters, Betty S. Hinklie of Mansfield and Theo S. Barden of Lake Wales, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Mary E. Wilson of Trout Run; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 5, at 11 am at Tioga County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the Susquehanna Cancer Center, 1201 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa. 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro.

STICKLER –MARIAN E. (STICKLER) WELLS of Mansfield, PA and Haines City, FL Age 79, died on Wednesday, December 6, 2000 in Winter Haven, FL.  She was born on March 16, 1921 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of the late Liston and Irene L. (Smith) Stickler.  Marian was a former member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. She was a bookkeeper for the Mansfield Pennysaver for many years.  Marian also enjoyed playing the organ, knitting, reading and decorating the dollhouses that she made.  Marian is survived by her husband of 59 years, Francis D. Wells of Mansfield, PA; son, Samuel D. (Susan) Wells of Lockwood, NY; daughters, Brenda (Jim) Phillips of Kansas City, KS, Deborah Jefferies of Lakeland, FL, and Becky (Tom) Holley of Troy, PA; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; brother, Bryon Stickler of Asheboro, NY; sister, Donna Cole of Asheboro, NC.  In addition to her parents, two brothers, William and Raymond Stickler preceded Marian in death.  Friends are invited to call at Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA on Monday, December 11, 2000 from 4 to 6 PM. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with the Reverend Kirk D. Smethers of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.  –Elmira Star Gazette, December 8, 2000  

STUART, Mary Jo - Mary Jo Wilcox, 91, of Mansfield, PA, passed away April 20, 2014, at home. She was born August 10, 1922, in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Ernest & Hilda Dann Stuart. Mary Jo was a graduate of Mansfield State Teacher's College, and the University of Michigan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and the American Association of University Women. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack & Tracy of Clarence, NY, Brian & Christina of Mechanicsburg, PA, and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 2008, and her sister, Ernestine Allen. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary Jo's memory may be made to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church 100 Smith Road Mainesburg, PA 16932. – Elmira Star Gazette, 22 April 2014

TICE - Leslie M. Age 82, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at Broad  Acres Nursing Home. He was born in Sullivan Township on September 19, 1921, a son of the late Lee and Mildred MUDGE Tice. Leslie was a well-known TV repairman, serving the community for many years. He was a member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church. He was an accomplished amateur astronomer, having built several telescopes and observatories. Leslie was a member of the Astronomy Club in Chemung County, NY. Leslie served with the US Army during WWII as a technical sergeant. He was involved with early radar at Pearl Harbor.   Leslie is survived by his wife, Marcella MILLER Tice of Broad Acres; daughter, Joyce M. Tice of Sullivan Township; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Homer Tice in 1994; and son-in-law, Stanley Schafranek in 1990. Friends are invited to call at Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Friday, October 24, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Interment will be in State Road Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Leslie's name to Broad Acres, RR 3, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  

VanDUSEN, Robert B. [SRGP 52804] – Robert B. VanDusen, 39, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 29, 1960. He was a veteran of World War II. He was a son of the late Mrs. Daisy VanDusen. Survived by father, Mr. J. DeVere VanDusen; son, John Bruce and daughter,  Margaret Christina, both of Naples; sisters, Mrs. Louise Gould of Bellport, L.I., NY, Mrs. Dorothy Neal of Atco, NJ, Mrs. Regina Gould of Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Margaret Weeks of Naples, Fla., Mrs. Mary Drake of Elmira, NY; brothers, Allen of Keyport, NJ, James of Lyndhurst, NJ. Burial in Fort Myers. – Mansfield Advertiser, 1 June 1960, p.4

WALTZ, Madolyn [SRGP 66137] – Mrs. Madolyn Waltz Moore, 29, of Mansfield RD, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 23, 1952 at the Troy Community Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Donald Moore; son, Donald Gary; daughter, Cherry Lee, at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Waltz, Mansfield; brother, Richard Waltz, Mansfield; two nieces and several aunts and uncles. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call and where funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Stanley Robinson officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 23 January 1952, p.1 

Welch, Margaret Jane - Margaret J. Bentley, 92, of Mansfield, PA, passed away peacefully September 18, 2014, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, twenty three days short of her 93rd birthday. She was born October 11, 1921, in Mainesburg, PA, the daughter of Fred & Gertrude Palmer Welch. Margaret was a very active life member of State Road Baptist Church, having served as a Deaconess, Secretary of Missions, and as a member of the American Women's Baptist Assoc. She also was a director of State Road Cemetery, worked with the Food Pantry for 18 years, served as a coordinator for Red Cross Blood Banks for years, was President of the 55+ Club, and a member and secretary of the Tioga County Republican Women. Margaret is survived by two sons & daughters-in-law, Duane & Diane of Ignacio, CO, Dean & Cheryl of Mainesburg, PA, a daughter & son-in-law, Donna & Richard Davey of Mansfield, PA, a daughter-in-law, Diane Bentley of Mansfield, PA, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, & one great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald in 1981, her son, Richard, her brother Darwin Welch & her sister, Mary Seymour. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Monday 10 AM - noon. Funeral services will follow there Monday at noon, with Pastor Sherri Butters officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Margaret's memory may be directed to the Mansfield Area Food Pantry 771 Lot 1 Lambs Creek Road Mansfield, PA 16933. –Elmira Star Gazette, September 20, 2014

FRANCIS DONALD WELLS age 86, 1634 Ridge Rd., Lockwood, NY, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, December 31, 2006, at home in Haines City, Florida. He was the husband of the late Marian (Stickler) Wells who died on December 6, 2000. Francis was born in 1920 in Mansfield, PA, son of Samuel and Lena (McConnell) Wells. He was employed by Pennsylvania Electric Co. for 14 years and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 18 years retiring in 1986. Francis was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ. He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran. Francis is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Susan Wells of Lockwood, NY; a daughter, Deborah Wells of Lakeland, FL; eight grandchildren, Samuel Wells, Jr. (wife, Meredith), Stafford, VA, Ryan Wells (wife, Emily), Bill Morgan, Kerry Morgan, Mark Morgan (wife, Barbara), Mary Miller, Dawn Holcomb, and Tiffiny Elman; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, Devin DeWayne Prather; a nephew, John (wife, Janice) Wells of Mansfield, PA; a grandniece, Cheryl Ann (Joseph) LaBlanc of Covington, PA; two grandnephews, Scott (Sharon) Wells of Tioga, Todd (Melissa) Wells, Dushore, PA; and two great-nephews. Francis was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marian in 2000; two daughters, Brenda Phillips in 2001, Rebecca Holley in 2000; and a brother, Ignute J. "Stub" Wells in 1985. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 5, 2007, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory ? Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 5, 2007, immediately following the viewing at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp. –Elmira Star Gazette

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